dfbm #75 - Morning Raga Pt. IV

dfbm #75
Morning Raga Pt. IV

dfbm #75 - Morning Raga Pt. IV

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Guitars, banjos, birds, cats and guitars. Lots of. Perfect for listening late at night or in the early morning or maybe not at all, just imagine how good it sounds. 

This mix features my favorite track from Chuck Johnson's latest, high praised record "Blood Moon Boulder". He just finished a tour through the States. I guess you've been on one of his gigs- else, here is a recording from Brooklyn. He played there with Anthony Pasquarosa who is going to release a second album on VDSQ. It's called "Morning Meditations" and it's going to be wonderful. This one track here is kind of an exclusive preview, because I got the initial release as cassette. I am pretty excited about how it will sound when it's mastered. There is an extensive feature about Pasquarosa in the pipes, here on DFBM, so keep coming back.

J.P. Pickens was a banjo player who contributed to The Serpent Power's psych masterpiece "The Endless Tunnel". Unfortunately he died in his late 30ies when he jumped out of a window to escape the police. There is a website with Pickens whole story, written by one of his daughters. With Gene Estribou he released the split album Intensification, in the mid sixties (you can still buy the reissue on CD for low money). One side solo acoustic guitar the other side Pickens picking the banjo lightning fast. I read somewhere they speed up the tape to make it even faster.

I threw in some electronica by my favorite artists from years ago. Taylor Deupree was once the chairman of the Qwartz Electronic Music Award, in Paris. It was a pretty big deal for my tiny fieldmuzick label in 2009 when one of the releases was nominated and I was invited to attend to the award show. It was also my first time in an air plane. The release didn't win the award, but hey a release on my tiny CDr label was considered to be part of this whole thing. 

Greg Davis should be well known, he released a split album full of beautiful digital noise, with my friend Sebastien Roux. I just rediscovered it. It's a paquet full of surprises.

Stein Urheim is a guitarist from Norway who oscillates between Fahey like guitar primitivism, jazz and electronica. Pretty interesting and wild stuff.

There is much more to discover or just to enjoy and even more to come. Feel free to share, comment or keep it to yourself. 

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  1. Samuel Gray Edmondson With Great Spirit Two Ravens: Volume One 2014 web
  2. Mariano Rodriguez & Lucas Totino Tedesco Lao Tzu and the Koi Revolt Lao Tzu And The Koi Revolt 2015 web
  3. Paul Schutz Traveling Over Demo 2015 web
  4. Jean-Paul Pickens Coo Coo Bird Intensifications 1965 web
  5. Sam Moss Interiors Eight Constructions 2011 web
  6. Anthony Pasquarosa On Verity Morning Meditations 2014 web
  7. Brad Wood Black Lodge Ten Years Ago 2015 web
  8. TOMO Raga En Japanesque Butterfly Dream And Other Guitar Works 2010 amazon
  9. Seabuckthorn Slowly, Slowly Thunder They Haunted Most Thickly 2015 web
  10. Greg Davis and Sebastien Roux Sea Grasses And Blue Sea Paquet Surprise 2005 web
  11. Chuck Johnson Medicine Map Blood Moon Boulder 2015 web
  12. Daniel Emmanuel Arabian Fantasy I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age In America, 1950-1990 2013, 2013 amazon
  13. Ted Lucas Love And Peace Raga Ted Lucas 1975 amazon
  14. Joseph Allred A Ring of Bells Mandorla Valley 2013 web
  15. Harry Taussig The Red Cat Dances The Diamond of Lost Alphabets 2014 web
  16. Taylor Deupree Weather Weather and Worn 2009 amazon
  17. Ryley Walker Cuttin Loose (Feat. Daniel Bachman-Forrest Marquisse) Demos 2014 amazon
  18. Black Eagle Child The Magic Book Playing 2015 web
  19. George Stavis Finland Station Labyrinths 1969 amazon
  20. Andy McLeod Song for Basho Forge the Valley 2015 web
  21. Stein Urheim Watch The View Stein Urheim 2014 amazon
  22. Magnus Dewi Point of view Demos 2014 web
  23. Mount Elephant Mount Elephant II - 04 Mount Elephant II amazon
  24. Kyle Fosburgh Oceans of Grace Debut 2012 web
  25. Johnny Young Boonesburough Trail II 2015 web
  26. James Tweeddale Ballaghisheen Pass Weird World Rolls On 2015 web
  27. Gennett Sound Effects Mocking Bird Steve Roden - ...I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces 2011 web

 J.P. Pickens

Junk Feast Invite

J.P. believed stuff should circulate and he redistributed much of his stash at the ‘JunkFeast’, an event the S.F. Diggers helped him put on in early 1969. A handbill invitation was mimeographed up and passed out all over the Bay Area and beyond. Huge tie dye banners proclaiming our location were hung up throughout Lagunitas. Hundreds of people came to J.P.’s Lagunitas house, and watched a Digger 'NewsReal’ 8mm film in the living room. here

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