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OccultHawk 07-01-2017 09:27 PM

from freak fighter to lamp lighter
too much sun
not enough sun
hot air holds moisture
don't misunderstand

Here's a 2017 metal release

winter by a black metal sounding English band called FEN

the next time you're out with small oil lamps on small rock ledges one track off this might be more suitable for your playlist (the last one)

maybe I'm getting old but what are you yelling about?

I like it when they mellow out. Burn some lavender candles boys nobody is listening anyway

you ever know a dog that hated the 4th of July

it's only when they start with all that boom boom

they love the hotdogs and the drunk uncles that touches them EVERYWHERE

dogs love that

OccultHawk 07-02-2017 11:47 AM

i want to draw the reader's attention to a field recording ambient musician

you can draw his music up by searching Peter James on Bandcamp

this is Peter James from Edinburgh

If you like this genre of music give his album memento (2011) a listen. It's very heavy on the field side of the equation. There's a lot of music out there recordings of rain or streams or crashing waves. Sleep. Relaxation. Xanax and bubble bath. The new new age. What separates the wheat from the chaff is how well does the artist interact with nature. James takes a modest minimalist approach using bowls and bells. It's in tune. He successfully compliments the sonic "postcard" (his word) he creates. It's a crowded genre but I recommend this one for your next nap.


OccultHawk 07-09-2017 12:02 PM

The Caretaker - Selected Memories from the Haunted Ballroom

What if William Basinski's Disintegration Loops weren't tapes but rather memories of The Shining in a wet brain?

Instead of making sure you've actually read The Shining I'm going to use this sentence to make note of the importance of READING The Exorcist.

The Exorcist and The Shining both use the music of Penderecki.

OccultHawk 07-10-2017 10:32 AM

This is pleasant

Just heard it for the first time

It's 2017 stuff

Mellow indie folk from Australia

Hollow Coves

OccultHawk 07-10-2017 11:18 AM

Let me be one of the first to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Dalek's debut Negro Necro Nekros. Since we got another year I should have a fair head start. If it was to just come out next year it would still be revolutionary. Beautiful seemingly non-commercial hip hop. Relaxed with beautiful textures and smooth beats. In every way an alternative. Also, a clinic on self-discipline. Absolutely remarkable. The entire thing is up on youtube:

OccultHawk 07-10-2017 03:27 PM

Alexander Scriabin is one of the most important composers of all time. He was a Russian who died in 1915. Music historians like to beat around the bush about this but he was one of those people who can hear colors and see sounds and ****. I don't know how deeply associated that phenomenon is with psychedelics these days but when I was young that was one the hallmarks of tripping balls: seeing sounds as colors. Well, Scriabin finally said **** it and composed his music as a visual medium that only he could see. He first went balls to the wall with this in 1911 with one of the earliest examples of atonality in the western miscellanea of music, Piano Sonata Number Six. While looking for an image I found one with titties. It's not the exact same composition but...titties!


OccultHawk 07-15-2017 09:37 AM

Nice titties up there.

One thing thing I want to try to do in this journal is explore the careers of certain musicians who managed to play on a surprisingly large number of great recordings. I know that people who start up ideas often bite off more than they can chew. This is one I'll just have to take my time about because naturally there's more writing to do if the musician is prolific. The first of these musicians I've decided to spotlight is Philly Joe Jones. I'll be learning as we go. Please feel free to chime in.

Jones lived from 1923-1985 and played drums for the Miles Davis Quintet. Living and dying up to his name he was born and he died in Philadelphia.

I'm going to start here with this record and probably return to his discography every third post or so.

Drums Around the World

This is a swing hard bop connection album. Plenty of solos but no bull**** monkey tricks. Every beat must swing and they all do. He's not out to prove he's the greatest drummer ever. He's out to prove that percussion can lead a jazz band within the parameters of the asthetic. The album cover doesn't even mention my favorite musician featured, bassist Jimmy Garrison, but he's in there. This is from 1959 and unfortunately some of the attempted worldliness can seem a bit cliche through our contemporary lenses. It's not perfect or crushingly profound but it's still a good record to know if you care about piecing together how jazz built on itself.

Be one of the first 500 people to check out this YouTube clip

OccultHawk 07-22-2017 08:53 AM

Attaching the name of someone greater than you on you're own work of art usually strikes me as a cheap trick. How about the genius' mom?

Barbara Monk

Thelonious Monk's mother...

She managed to take her brilliant son out of the oppression of North Carolina into NYC's elite Stuyvesant High School. Even today Stuyvesant's student
body is less than 2% African-American. But elitism doesn't foster genius so
she ended up encouraging him to drop out and focus on music. She gave the world Monk the man and saw to it that his greatness would be shared with the world.

If you dare to pay tribute it better be done right. This one is:

ran blake the short life of barbara monk

OccultHawk 07-23-2017 08:18 AM


There ain't no such a thing as an unimportant year. Every year is huge and that's a mother****ing historical fact. Don't accept any bull**** revisionism. Descartes claimed thought proves existence. Kant claimed existence proves time. Every Planck unit held or will hold everything and every happening in existence. When rolling through the years I often stop at 1927 because of the Bristol Sessions. Recorded music would never go back. My favorite of all those recorded is Kentuckian Benjamin Frank Shelton.

If you don't like this you should kill yourself because your life isn't worth living. This is one of only four songs that we still have record of.

What else about 1927?

This and that. Who gives a ****?

Charles Lindbergh flew The Spirit if St. Louis from NYC to Paris.

THE LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING HOAX Bruno Richard Hauptmann: Wrongly Executed April 3, 1936

Ah, the good old days.

Edgard Varèse finished composing Arcana.

Father of Electronic Music

(He's your Daddy, bitches)

Also Show Boat premiered. And with it, one of the greatest songs ever written, Ol' Man River. The signature voice of this classic was card carrying communist and brilliant in every ****ing way Paul Robeson.

He could **** NWA up.

Don't believe any of the suicide bull****. Albert Ayler was murdered by the pigs. Here's his brilliant unspeakably beautiful version

OccultHawk 07-24-2017 11:30 AM

Joe Meek killed himself in 1967 after getting amped up on ****oads of speed and killing his landlady for being a bitch and constantly hassling him about the ****ing rent.

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