Smog – Prince Alone in the Studio: Being disrespectful of Prince. How rude.
The dB’s – Little Hands: Really fun tune from the Ride The Wild Tom-Tom collection of B-sides and outtakes.
The Standard – Lines: Great band I recently found.
Boris – Jackson Head: A pop/metal mix; one of the many different sounds one can experience from Boris.
Sergei Rachmaninov – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini op. 43 no. 3: Not quite as metal as Boris.
Gaudi + Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Dil Da Rog Muka Ja Mahi: Mellow, bouncy tune using the subtly of Nusrat’s voice in contrast to his typical more obvious ragas.
The Kinks – Give the People What They Want: Ray Davies returns to the Random Eight with this enjoyable song.
Merzbow – Electroacoustic Voyage: End the Random Eight with loud, long noise.
Radiohead – The Bends: Not really a fan on this album, but this appeared on a show from the OK Computer tour which was the shining moment for me and my Radiohead interest.
The Crystal Method – Blowout: Bounce bounce bounce.
Merzbow – Black Brain of Piranese: Noise noise noise.
Tom Waits – Yesterday Is Here: Great song to slow things down a bit.
Mike Watt – Baby-Cradling-Tree-Man: Where every song is named after a hyphenated man of some type.
The Fiery Furnaces – Chief Inspector Blancheflower: Crazy fast tune from the live Remember album.
Subtle – F.K.O.: Weird sounds and great beats make Subtle one of my favorite finds in recent years.
Stereolab – Jenny Ondioline: Courtesy of the NYC Tapers, a great tune to close out a set of the show they recorded in 2008.
The Residents – In The Dark: A spoken word to typically strange music building on a theme from The Voice of Midnight.
Deerhoof – Dream Wanderer’s Tune: Quiet song from the oft wacky Milk Man.
Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey – She Was the One: The dB’s front men with a great acoustic track from Mavericks.
Amon Tobin – Verbal: Visiting the standby bouncy.
Merzbow – 第一曲: Translated as “First Song” from the 14th bonus disk from the 13 Japanese Birds set, this will be loud and crazy for some time.
My Bloody Valentine – Blown a Wish: Following 16+ minutes of Merzbow craziness, MBV sounds positively calm in comparison.
Pigalle – Dans Les Prisons: The French punkers who the iPod seems to really like for the Random Eight picks.
The Replacements – Back to Back: From the poppy and less popular Don’t Tell a Soul, I think I’m a diehard who just likes all eras of The Replacements.
The Replacements – Answering Machine: God’s favorite band with a classic, albeit outdated tune.
The Soft Boys – Dreams: The Robyn Hitchcock-led band with a fun, fairly manic song.
Paul Westerberg – Whole Wide World: Random Eight in a very old indie mood today.
Alpha – With: Upbeat yet mellow track from a band who I always find very compelling.
Spiritualized – Electricity: At their crazy best from the famous Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Spacerelease.
Wooden Wand & The Vanishing Voice – Cobra Christ of the Cabbages: Time to get psychedelic.
Kronos Quartet – Barber: Adagio For Strings, Op. 11: From Winter Was Hard, this Samuel Barber composition is a haunting tune on a collection that features renditions of songs from John Zorn, Astor Piazzolla, and Terry Riley.
Dreadnots – Death Drop: Pittsburgh’s trippy, samplin’, electro, and hoppy group with a typically interesting collection of beats and noise.
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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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