Saturday, April 07, 2007


First vinyl on Funeral Folk, I think, and a corker it is too:

Jack Rose, here, slippin' n slidin' his way along the fret-board to cover John Fahey's "How Green Was My valley" for accoustic electric-eels, making their way in-land along country-lanes an' over dew-splashed grass to see their best gal. Follow'd up w/ "Buckdancer's Choice": some wicked pickin' that'll just make yuh wanna dance yrself stoopid n patch things up with yr ex-wife. Music to raise kids to: the spirit of life, love, food, wine, etc. Splashes of blue and green light thru the trees...say howdy-doody to the world, y'all. Bluegrass fer urban monkeys.

Meanwhile, Silvester Anfang, my fave Black Metal 'fluenc'd Belgian attic-lurkers take their own unique brand of faux-medieval VU-izms to a new level w/ this grim, skull-orbiting slice of slow-groan-growing drone-psych that'll have you putting the kids to bed early and running out into the garden to bring the washing in while a flock of ominously luminous crows watch you from a nearby apple-tree. (Check their recent LP "Satanische Vrede": Anfang're growin' in leaps n bounds...)

It'll leave black bird-shit stains n splatters on the clean pink sheets of yr innermost dreams, baby.


While I was away I picked up a copy of Edwin Abbott's Victorian Fantasy-Satire "Flatland":

"Dover Thrift Editions": LOL! Love the fact that his middle-name was also Abbott...

And, no, I wasn't in Norfolk.


Buffle on Radio Panik, Brussels, playing some cool stuff, incl. a live jam I think...mixing up some Post-Punk shit like Young Marble Giants and The Slits w/ some more Free-er sounding stuff. Download or have a listen here. There's a play-list too.

Loving Benjamin's dizzily languid Casio Oomp-pah-pah tune "Hibou"...there's also a track from this, which I mentioned a while back. Podcasts and home-made shows like this are the true inheritors of the original spirit of The John Peel Show (which, I think, sadly lost its way during its final decade or so...or maybe I just didn't dig the Indie/Post-Grunge stuff...).

Don't be put off by language differences. Music is Eternal and speaks for itself.