Friday, September 11, 2020

Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith's The Peyote Dance!

Hi everyone, Here is a summary from of this amazing record: "The Peyote Dance, by Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith, is the first in a triptych of albums, collectively titled The Perfect Vision. Each take their inspiration from the writings of three emblematic French poets: Antonin Artaud, Arthur Rimbaud and RenĂ© Daumal, and their necessity to travel to different lands to acquire a new vision and perspective on themselves and their artwork. Recorded in the Sierra Tarahumara of Mexico The Peyote Dance retraces Artaud's footsteps. The album's opening, recited by Gael Garcia Bernal, evokes the summer he traveled by train towards the Chihuahua region, and by horse to the Tarahumara mountains with the help of a mestizo guide. One of Artaud's goal was to find a peyote shaman who could help him recover from an opioid addiction. During his stay he encountered the RarĂ¡muri Indians and peyote shamans of Tarahumara. His transcendental experience resulted in the book The Peyote Dance. Back in New York, Patti Smith channeled Artaud's spirit by listening, reading and improvising to the music.The penultimate track on the album is a poem she wrote in homage to Artaud's last hours in a mental asylum in France." Wow. I will share the next two volumes soon. PeaceNstarZ, V

Friday, August 28, 2020

Mogwai's Every Country's Sun!

Hi everyone, Been spinning the Mogwai records from June along this summer to this show. Great band, roam the lands of sound widely, strangely, & wonderfully. Hoping this 2017 release is just then next of many more to come. It's a beautiful record. Been fun sharing all these songs of this band. Will catch up with them another time! Enjoy! PeaceNstarZ, V

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Mogwai's Rave Tapes!

Hi everyone, This 2014 album by Mogwai soothes my sheltering-in-place soul. Don't know so much about it being too rave-y, but it sure is sweet! PeaceNstarZ, V

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Mogwai's Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will!

Hi everyone, Here is the next entry in our Mogwai summer marathon. Their music has changed over time, still restless, still strange, still great listening in a darkened room, smoke blowing soft . . . PeaceNstarZ, V

Friday, July 31, 2020

Mogwai's The Hawk Is Howling!

Hi everyone, This is Mogwai's 2008 album, all of it are instrumentals, & a delight it is. Dark, brooding. Like a theme album for this pandemic summer. Enjoy! PeaceNstarZ, V

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Two Hours of Mogwai!

Hi everyone,

The radio bossman said, "Can you make an extra long show this week, V?" I said, "Sho' nuff, bossman!" And since this show is right now on a Mogwai kick, we got two hours of three albums of Mogwai brooding, loud, soft, weird & wonderful brilliance. Here they are:

  • Rock Action (2001)
  • Happy Songs For Happy People (2003)
  • Mr. Beast (2006)

Shelter in place happy! :)


Friday, June 19, 2020

Mogwai's Come On Die Young!

Hi everyone,

Mogwai's second album is slower, more brooding, almost droning though it doesn't. It's like a day when you gotta just shut the curtains, put out the lights, hide away, not asleep, but apart as possible. Even in a pandemic . . .