#134 – Eighty One by Yppah

I have no idea how I came across this artist, other than that I had been clicking around last night after reading up on Thundercat.  Another selection from through the rabbit hole.  Yppah is an instrumental electronic shoegaze artist, creating interesting and varied mellow soundscapes.  I’d say he’s halfway between Tycho and STS9, both musicallyContinue reading “#134 – Eighty One by Yppah”

#130 – Safe As Milk by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

Next in my weirdo artist list is Captain Beefheart, who I was introduced to by his appearance on Frank Zappa’s “Willie The Pimp.” Any discussion of musical weirdness must include Zappa at some point, after all. Beefheart’s distinctive, gravelly voice and quirky performance intrigued me and I became acquainted with Trout Mask Replica. Somehow, IContinue reading “#130 – Safe As Milk by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band”

#129 – Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz by Miley Cyrus

Having recent been delving into the Flaming Lips’ catalog, I came across an interview with Wayne Coyne in which we’re listed a number of collaboration albums he had done over the past few years. This one jumped out at me because it seemed like a weird mashup, but it really is a cool project. NotContinue reading “#129 – Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz by Miley Cyrus”

#128 – Flux and Contemplation – Portrait of am Artist in Isolation by Shpongle

I’ve been in a weird mood of late, so it seems only right to pick some weird, or at least unusual, albums. The first one is from Shpongle. These guys’ whole MO is general weirdness and trippy, electronic music. Begin obligatory music festival story now: Shpongle was supposed to play a midnight set at BonnarooContinue reading “#128 – Flux and Contemplation – Portrait of am Artist in Isolation by Shpongle”

#123 – Mansions on the Moon by Mansions on the Moon

For the second day in a row, our selection was suggested by my good friend, Dan, who, along with his family, welcomed us into their home as we fled a power outage during the insanely weekend Los Angeles is experiencing right now. It has reached 115 degrees the last two days and our neighborhood hasContinue reading “#123 – Mansions on the Moon by Mansions on the Moon”

#122 – Big Red Machine by Big Red Machine

This is a really cool and mellow album and a great collaboration between Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner. The story that I heard was that Taylor Swift asked Aaron Dessner to produce her latest album after hearing the Big Red Machine album and it’s not hard to understand why. I loveContinue reading “#122 – Big Red Machine by Big Red Machine”

#104 – Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth

Today in the San Fernando Valley the temperature reached into the 110s, which led to our neighborhood having lost power this afternoon. We decided to seek shelter with some friends who have a grown-up house with all the modern amenities. Also, this is my first mobile blog post, so that’s sort of groundbreaking. More later.