Anytime I start hating on living in Brooklyn it totally redeems itself within days. The other night I was searching for music to listen to and stumbled upon a post that said Beirut free show in Brooklyn and I looked at the clock and just grabbed a taxi and got there right on time for the first song. Beirut live is worth $30+ in my mind, the man has my full support, his voice was exactly what I wanted to hear after listening to a ton of instrumentals all day long.
I got into Sun Ra probably later than most people, every time someone tells me a story about him playing live its always really absurd which is great to hear.
Mike Dykehouse had an LP that come out a few years back that he attempted to make shoegaze via only using his computer and a guitar plugged into it. The LP came with a couple of these short interludes all the way thru that I really loved, maybe one day he’ll revisit them and make epic longer versions? I can only hope. The artwork for the Midrange LP was done by Deanne Cheuk which many of you may already know.
I saw Keith Kenniff play live a few months back as Goldmund hoping he’d maybe sneak in some of his Helios work in as well but there was no need, he did all these slower piano pieces that I really enjoyed. This track Evelyn off his new LP The Malady of Elegance I recommend as a nice introduction into his work.
Beirut – The Concubine[audio:concubine.mp3]
Sun Ra – Saga Of Resistance (Theo Parrish mix)[audio:saga.mp3]
Dykehouse – Garden[audio:dyke.mp3]
Goldmund – Evelyn[audio:evelyn.mp3]
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Mike says:January 30, 2009 at 11:08 am
Great choices…although I think that the link below takes the cake for music this week…
A medley of new Black Moth Super Rainbow songs off their upcoming album
Clint says:January 30, 2009 at 12:12 pm
Beirut live is great: but Beirut while driving 8 hours through a snowstorm is positively historic.
try it sometime.
sean patrick says:January 30, 2009 at 3:20 pm
fun fact. i heard a rumor that mike got drunk and ran down liberty st. naked last summer. im glad that guy lives around here. makes the place more interesting…
goLukas says:January 30, 2009 at 4:03 pm
Hi Jakub, so wow!, the Beirut song makes my friday a good closer week and from the state of oaxaca! woow.
So let me say that all the songs that you posted on this January09 was an amazing choice, and had a pretty much good material.
Have a great weekend, cheers!
sorry my english.
E-Dub says:January 30, 2009 at 9:33 pm
Beirut is some great stuff. Great post
marco recuero says:January 30, 2009 at 11:55 pm
me encanta este disco.
adam says:February 2, 2009 at 10:43 am
I love Beirut. I especially love this live recording done in Paradiso, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Didnt know about the existence of Beirut at the time otherwise I would ‘ve been at that gig for sure!