Friday, May 11, 2018

Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band!

Hi everyone,

Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band was around for most of the 1960s, taking an old timey kind of music & making it their own. Great players, funny, versatile, playing delightful little bursts of song. I found this band just by chance, reading a book about the psychedelic scene back in Boston 1960s, called Astral Weeks. Recommended by my friend who runs SPR. Thanks for the rec!

Enjoy these tunes!

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Friday, May 4, 2018

Sync24 Mix!

Hi everyone,


Here's a great description from last.fm: "SYNC24 is Daniel Segerstad (born Ringström) from the already famous Carbon Based Lifeforms. Started in early years experimenting with tape recorders and simple music players on the Commodore 64 and gradually upgrading equipment and techniques. Having Carbon Based Lifeforms as his main focus with a couple of projects on the side, there's always room for personal reflections. SYNC24 is the result of sudden impulse of inspiration, late nights without interference from others."

I didn't know about the Carbon Based LifeForms connection but this flowy dreamy catch music just catches me up and rides me along like a wave beneath me. I created a mix from a few of their albums, an hour of fun :)


PeaceNstarZ,
V

Saturday, April 14, 2018

John Zorn's The Urmuz Epigrams!

Hi everyone,


Here's the online description of this wonderful record "With the collaboration of percussionist Ches Smith, John Zorn creates a magnificent and dreamlike series of parallel tracks, a 'modern reconstruction' and a set of faux 78rpm albums purportedly from 1923, as an homage to pre-dada absurdist, Romanian writer Urmuz (Demetru Dem), using the studio and card-file composition to create a bizarre and astonishing set of 8 x 2 pieces."

Love me some Zorn!


PeaceNstarZ,
V

Friday, April 6, 2018

Johnny Jewel's The Key & Digital Rain!

Hi everyone,

Johnny Jewel is a multi-instrumentalist and producer whose most famous band is Chromatics, a brooding, eccentric band, featured famously on Twin Peaks last year. His solo work is instrumental, dark, lovely, enigmatic. This show features The Key, an EP released in 2017, and Digital Rain, which is new. Sweet stuff to enjoy in the smoky darkness :)

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Friday, March 16, 2018

Rainbow Spiritual Enslavement's Water Witches!

Hi everyone,

A few shows ago, I played the more recent album by Dominick Fernow's RSE. Now stepping back to play an amazing 4.5 hours of RSE's earlier material. I can only say that a deep immersion in this music is best. Like NY said it long ago, "Once you're gone, you can't go back."

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Friday, March 9, 2018

Moby's Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt . . .

Hi everyone,

Moby's new album is lovely & sad & feels like he's slowly slipped more comfortably into his own soul, & at the same time he's looking about the world with fear & melancholy. For evening listening, & again.

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Years of Rice & Salt's Service Bell & Live too!

Hi everyone,

Played this English band's full-length LP, 2011's Nothing of Cities, a few shows ago; now digging back to 2009 for their EP. Just as wonderful, pretty & haunting. And a 30 min live set from around the same time! Enjoy! :)

PeaceNstarZ,
V