Monday, June 05, 2006

On the Devil's day...

Tomorrow morning, the first thing you all need to do to make your 06/06/06 worthwhile is to head to your fave independent record store and buy Bardo Pond's new record, Ticket Crystals. The next thing on your list, make way to wherever you buy or rent DVDs and get your hands on a copy of The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things. That's right, Asia Argento's adaptation of JT Leroy's brutal semi-autobiographical account of growing up as the cross-dressing son of a trailer park whore has finally found distribution after almost two years. Go support art that makes a difference.

Speaking of, I watched Woody Allen's Match Point with Mon Chaton while she was in town over the last fortnight, and although I am not a fan of Allen's non-comedic work, he hit this one way out of the park. Scarlett Johansson is almost perfect, and the story/plot would fit alongside Hitchcock's best films. We also caught Art School Confidential, which was every bit as good as Ghost World, Terry Zwigoff & Dan Clowes previous collaboration.

Besides catching up with the Kitten, I also got a new job and have decided to move in with Cash Money at the end of this month, simultaneously increasing my income and slashing my bills in half. Movin' on up and shit.

Okay, kids. Here comes the good part...

Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice turn out records more often then some people shower, and Gipsy Freedom is not only their newest, but quite likely the most fully formed and alluring set to date. Free jazzer Daniel Carter punches the clock and adds some inspired reed-work, giving some weight to the whole swirling psych meritage. This record has spent a lot of time spinning around my place recently, especially in those creepy crawling hours after midnight.

The Brothers of the Occult Sisterhood have only one thing on their mind, and that's making yours melt. Somewhere between folk and Krautrock influenced freak outs, Animal Speak sticks to the inside of your skull and slowly starts moving things around to it's liking, leaving you with an odd feeling of displacement. This is one of their many CDR releases, and rumor has it that they will be putting out an official release soon. Keep your fingers crossed and watch your back.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx so much for the Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice, love this one. I really want to buy it now, the artwork is beautiful btw.

7:13 AM  
Anonymous jpeatt said...

brothers of the occult sisterhood's "official" release is in fact out, it's called "goodbye" and you can get it from ,where you can also check out the flood of 'unofficial' (the distinction is arbitary & meaningless, btw)releases these guys put out. animal speak is as 'official' as it gets, and one of the highlights of a very, very broad catalogue, full of gems which you should check out if you like animal speak, or wooden wand and the vanishing voice. we recommend particularly to you the recent works of terracid (esp abraxas), sunshine has blown, taiga remains, and the sound surrounds us compilations.
i know it sounds like i'm spruiking for the guys, (and they are friends of mine), but i think in all fairness, if you're going to post stuff like this (current small run stuff which although it may be hard to come by, is somewhat available) than you should at least link the guys up in the front page post.... i'm not trying to be nasty here, and i'm sure they wouldn't mind that you posted this, but if you're going to try and 'spread the good word'& serve the artist's interests in any way, you should at least let interested parties know where they can read more,
regards, j.

7:21 AM  
Anonymous murphy said...

Jpeatt- just wanted to drop a note and say that I have three BOTOS releases and all of them are incredible. The Terrastock^ performance off your site is a great listen, thanks so very much for putting that up!

4:57 AM  
Blogger human1138 said...

thanks for turning me on to the occult sisterhood, Animal Speak blew me away. i just purchased a few of their cdr's from 'mymwly'.

8:03 PM  

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