Minutemen – Please Don’t Be Gentle With Me: Very quick one, even for the Minutemen.
Paik – Snake Face: A band I never give much thought to, but as with this tune, typically a fun collection of droning sounds over pounding beats.
Replacements – I’ll Be You: To mind one of my favorite Tommy Stinson quotes: “Boy, if “Aqualung” is a classic, then fucking “I’ll Be You” is history.”
The Books – S is For Evrysing: Classic Books sound of quiet oddness and interesting samples.
Pigalle – Dans La Salle Du bar-tabac De La Rue Des Martyrs: I’m starting to think the iPod really likes Pigalle.
Meg Lee Chin – Sweat: Solo album retaining her Pigface exposure.
The Beatles – Julia: Yep, The Beatles.
Deerhoof – Heart Failure: It is always kinda exciting when I learn the name of a Deerhoof song I’ve been listening to for years.
Pigface – Methylated: If you ever want to get the words “let yourself go” earwormed into your head, this is the tune to do it with.
Lou Reed & John Cale – Style it Takes: Great song from the Drella album.
Boredoms – Hey Bore Hey: Not quite easy listening radio.
Laibach – Macbeth: Second appearance of this song in a little over a month, Laibach seems set on consuming the Random Eight.
Meshuggah – Obzen: Loud loud yell yell.
Cynthia Dall – Boys and Girls: I was first exposed to Cynthia Dall when she played with Smog years ago. Her solo albums carry a bit of the uniqueness and strangeness of the early Smog work.
The Who – Sunrise: The only Who album on the iPod, Sell Out was bought specifically for “Armenia City in The Sky,” but the whole album is pretty entertaining.
The Books – An Owl with Knees: Two weeks in a row for this interesting band and song.
Barn Burning – Weatherbound: Really like this no-frills rock band.
Merzbow – Live at Trade Union Place Of Culture Hall: A 28 minute noise fest cut to a short 40 seconds due to an apparent corrupt MP3 file. Does this invalidate the Random Eight?
Deerhoof – Buck and Judy: Fun, popular tune from the offbeat band.
Ministry – TV II: Typical loud Ministry.
Gang of Four – Glass (VOX Phase 2): From the new GOF release that, honestly, I’ve not given much of a chance yet…but they seem to hold up well after all these years.
Books – An Owl With Knees: Always crazy in their slow, quiet way.
Laibach – Slovania: Industrial anthems.
The Clash – Clampdown: ClassicClash.
Blind Willie McTell – Death Cell Blues: A ninth tune added to the Random Eight in reaction to the fail of the Merzbow song.
Tool – 10,000 Days (Part 2): There is something fundamentally amusing to me, having a song title “10,000 days” yet having to qualify it as part 2. Does that mean it is only 5,000 days?
Rasputina – Saline The Salt Lake Queen: Fun, loud cello.
Stereolab – Flourescences: A mellow, speedy, and fairly standard Lab tune.
Enduser – Fuck Up the System: Distorted dub.
Slint – Nosferatu Man: Of course, Nosferatu wasn’t exactly a man…
Cursive – Proposals: A bit of an odd tune from the typically darker band.
Tom Waits – Spidey’s Wild Ride: Tom Waits should be the world’s only human beatbox.
Johnny Cash – Sam Hall: Sam doesn’t seem like a very nice person.
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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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