Friday, April 2, 2010

John Berberian -- Middle Eastern Rock

Oud mastery from 1968. To quote Fat Badger, who turned me on to this, "a few minutes in he's playing like his life depended on it." So true. Kinda like a cross between this and this, for those of you who have been following along.

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Arriver -- Simon Mann e.p.

A while back y'all went crazy for Arriver's debut album Vanlandingham and Zone, and for good reason -- it was fresh and epic and easily one of the best albums of the past few years. Well, they've finally put together some new material which I just so happen to have a copy of, and you're going to like it just as much, if not more. Gone are the denizens of the Zone and their hero Halon Hong, in their place is a real-life mercenary/asshat out to rape the dark continent. The music is somehow tighter and more focused and more determined to pummel your face, too. In a good way, as always.

Now, since this is hot off the presses, as it were, and since I don't usually post stuff that's brand new out of respect for the artists, I'm also providing you with a link to go buy it for yourself. By all means check it out, listen to it, love it, etc., but then go cough up a few bucks to show your support.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Transmission -- Transmission

By request, here's the Transmission self-titled album from 1996, which features Adris Hoyos post-Harry Pussy. Her relationship with guitarist Graham Lambkin went south not long after this was recorded, and he even tried to sue at one point to prevent its release. As if anybody would have noticed.

If you like HP, then this is certainly worth a listen.

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