An Idiot's Guide To Dreaming (a/k/a Loki a/k/a IX-Tab a/k/a A Man Like Saxon) with three offerings in the zone where primal, cosmic and intensely corporeal meet - the first, a serious case of give the drummers some... the second, well yeah I did call for embodied rhythm, didn't I.... the third, dude must have chronic tinnitus...
And finally Cardrossmaniac2, a/k/a Tim Space Debris, with a dollop of "ultimate drums" from the southern hemisphere, and way out of left field...
And now the mailbag:
That is a big sound. I expect we will be hearing more from Faust.
A big song for me, when I was 15: the only recording by Double O, part of the DC hardcorepunk scene, 2nd song on B-Side, starts with great guitar feedback, the drumbreak is short, sharp and comes around 5:10. Sounds like it's played on cookie boxes. They listened to Go Go funk and Rotodrums, but it sounds not too funky, rather eerie. There's other great drum sounds from the same era: check out Void or United Mutation.
Wow, if Julian hadn't mentioned "hardcorepunk" , I'm not sure I'd ever have guessed. In fact I'd have been more likely to place it as some kind of Duul-ish Airplane-influenced commune-dwelling combo out of early 70s Germany -- until maybe the voice comes in. Oh, wait a minute I'm listening to the first track of two in the same YouTube clip! Okay, the second one is pure 1983 hardcore, and the break at 5.13 does pummel.
Marc Goodman says:
I was looking for live footage of Warren "Baby" Dodds, a big influence on Han Bennink whom I also considered, and found this astonishing solo by Jo Jones (not to be confused with Philly Jo Jones) during a performance of "C Jam Blues" by an augmented Oscar Peterson Trio. Solo begins around the 2 minute mark.
Fuck me, that is incredible. "Look ma, no sticks!".
John Mullen asks: