Sonic Youth – Anagrama: Relatively speaking, considering future releases, a not terribly experimental song from the first experimental release from the SYRecords label.
Tom Waits – Anywhere I Lay My Head: Closing out the fantastic Rain Dogs.
Afghan Whigs – Debonair: Great song from the album of misery.
Tom Waits – Little Rain: Like the iPod Tom Waits-friendly days.
Boredoms – Untitled: Live track similar to the later quarter of the 77 Boa Drum performance, and continuing a tread of my favorite performers on the Random Eight.
Richard Pinhas – Schizophrenia (Silver): Long noise + guitar track with Merzbow helping with the madness.
Cursive – Dispenser: That’s faster.
Pixies – Wild Honey Pie: I went many years not knowing this was a Beatles song…not that Frank Black had anything to do with that.
Boris & Merzbow – Live at 20000v 2: A great pairing of noise and metal…and in this case, nearly 40 minutes of it.
Amon Tobin – Creatures: In the ever-evolving style of Tobin, this one is stranger than most with lots of odd sounds over subtle beats.
Husker Du – Standing In The Rain: A song that always brings back a memory of seeing Mould play the song solo per request and forgetting the words halfway through.
Tom Waits – That Feel: Such a fantastic way to end Bone Machine.
Voivod – Reality: Back to the loud.
Ministry – Warp City: Really back to the loud.
Marillion – Bitter Suite: Part of the Misplaced Childhood concept album…and quite unlike the others in this particular Random Eight selection.
Mercury Rev – Chasing a Bee: I’ve done that.
Boomtown Rats – Don’t Talk To Me: A fairly pedestrian tune from the often bouncy band.
Flaming Lips – The Magician Vs. The Headache: If the Magician wins, I hope he shares his secret.
Serena Maneesh – Chorale Lick: Good tune from the prophesied second coming of My Bloody Valentine.
The Fiery Furnaces – Borneo: Bitter Tea is one of my favorites from the often odd band.
Chainsaw Kittens – Ezekial Walks Through Sodom & Gomorrah: I hear they have good restaurants.
David Byrne – Leg Bells: Bit of a transition song from Catherine Wheel.
Laibach – Macbeth: One of many interestingly themed releases from the industrial band. At 30+ minutes, this will drag out the Random Eight a bit.
Pigalle – Boit Du Cafe: French punk, again.
The Kinks – Do It Again:A band I’ve liked for 25+ years who have aged very well for me.
Volcano Suns – Mud: Rough song from the Mission of Burma side project.
The Clash – Bankrobber: Odd, I woke with The Clash playing through my head this morning.
Mission of Burma – One Day We Will Live There: Recent tune from the ageless band.
Velvet Underground – The Murder Mystery: Long, curious spoken word tune before the days of many spoken word songs.
Merzbow – Untitled: One of his less noisy ventures.
Rasputina – Incapable of Regret: One of their weirder songs (which is kinda saying something).
The Fiery Furnaces – The Candymaker’s Knife In My Handbag: Probably won’t be eating much candy then.
Quasi – Seven Years Gone: The fun, Lips-soundingish band.
Billie Holiday – Detour Ahead: Matching the signs I saw on the street today.
Marillion – He Knows You Know: Gray-haired proggy tune of the morning.
Hawkwind – Needle Gun: The second gray-haired proggy tune of the morning, and from the album that has recently reignited my interest in reading the Moorcock Elric saga.
Sebadoh – Mind Meld: Well, back to the 90′s indie sound, at least.
Radio Thailand – Rubber of High Quality: I think I’m listening to a Thai news feature now.
The Replacements – You Lose: Relatedly, Gorman Bechard, author of The Second Greatest Story Ever Told a book about the second coming of Christ, who is a teenage girl, and who happens to love The Replacements, thus making them God’s favorite band (as if we all didn’t know that), has just directed and released an interesting looking documentary, Color Me Obsessed.
Tim Buckley – Carnival Song / Hi Lily, Hi Lo: Quietly ending the Random Eight today
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Contemplating Silent Wishes
Contemplating Silent Wishes, the second release from Fertanish, presents minimalist, experimental rhythms and sounds that patiently travel through a complicated and mesmerizing composition.
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