New streaming mix - “Lovely Lady Companion” - An early spring soundtrack of cowboy psych and folk music from 1965-1976.

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New streaming mix - “Easy Ride” - Mellow vibes for harsh times - soft psychedelia fit for a deep porch session. Tracklist below…

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New mix to stream - “Baby Are Yeng” - a heady, aromatic stew of international sounds, slow-cooked to melt your face

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The Quietus | Features | Reissues, Comps & Mixes Of 2013 f

Nice year-end list from the good folks at The Quietus.

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FAVORITE MUSIC OF 2013

At long last, here are the records that echo ocho dug in 2013, in no particular order.

NEW RELEASES:

Slow Walkers - s/t - Grouper and Lawrence English team up for some killer ethereal bottom-of-well fuzz. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkKxBK3rxXg

Grouper - “The Man Who Died in His Boat” - Grouper’s other major release from this year continues in the same, relatively straightforward downer-folk-ambient vein as “Dragging a Dead Deer up a Hill” and we are all the better for it.

Counter Intuits - s/t - Veteran Ohio underground hero Ron House collaborates with Jared Phillips from Times New Viking for a thorny, funny, and surprising set of Fall-derived post-punk. “Do you know anyone with a computer?” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdY01UniDVg

Arp - “More” - Dude shifts from mimicking kosmische and ambient-era Eno to mimicking glam-pop Eno, with excellent results. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQusC8QhEvc

Courtneys - s/t - Infectious 90s-derived indie pop from Vancouver. http://thecourtneys.bandcamp.com/

Chris Watson - “In St. Cuthbert’s Time” - Beautiful field recordings of the ancient holy site, Lindisfarne Island in the UK. Bird sounds, wind, water, and the immutable weight of history: what more do you need? https://soundcloud.com/experimedia/chris-watson-in-st-cuthberts

Donato Dozzy - “Plays Bee Mask” - Italian electronic dude remixes a Bee Mask album and makes it his own. Mesmerizing stuff. http://editionsmego.com/release/SP-029

Ducktails - “The Flower Lane” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zngAG0qWp0
Campfires - “Tomorrow, Tomorrow” http://campfires.bandcamp.com/album/tomorrow-tomorrow
Mantles - “Long Enough to Leave” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AZMIdnbqkI
Phosphorescent - “Muchacho”
Connections - “Private Airplane” http://connectionsband.bandcamp.com/album/private-airplane
The Woolen Men - S/T
Yo La Tengo - “Fade”
Eat Skull - “III”

^^ These satisfied our “solid, straightforward indie rock” needs for 2013.

Steve Gunn - “Time Off” - Kurt Vile collaborator goes solo, with great results. http://paradiseofbachelors.bandcamp.com/album/time-off

Mordecai - “College Rock” - A clamorous beast of an indie rock record. Messy and perfect. https://soundcloud.com/testostertunes-1/02-new-eyes

White Fence - “Cyclops Reap” - Another great set of psychedelic pop experiments. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6sYB1aI5Fc

Fyrnask - “Eldir Nott” - Best black metal I have heard. Beautiful and terrifying. Stellar artwork, too. http://fyrnask.bandcamp.com/music

High Wolf - “Kairos: Chronos” - Best High Wolf yet. Hypnotic stuff. http://vimeo.com/67570447

Julian Lynch - “Lines” - Underrated bedroom-pop genius. The Jim O’Rourke of this era. http://julianlynch.bandcamp.com/album/lines

Milk Music - “Cruise Your Illusion” - I don’t know why this band isn’t much bigger than it is. Anthemic, loud indie rock in the 90s Olympia vein. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCRhFYVDBTM

Julianna Barwick - “Nepenthe” - Heavenly! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIQVjRCL6jI

Montibus Communitas - “Hacia Aquellos Bosques de Inmensidad” - Cool set of jams from this self-described “spiritual music collective” from Peru. http://montibuscommunitas.bandcamp.com/album/hacia-aquellos-bosques-de-inmensidad

MBV - “mbv” - Not the best MBV, but hey, it’s a new MBV album so it’s going to be on this list.

Sapphire Slows - “Allegoria” - Pillowy electronic pop from Japan for the dancefloor behind your eyelids. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDDHZOf6-0I

Onehotrix Point Never - “R Plus Seven” - We were kinda over OPN but this is actually really good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNOMk9d6NI8

Primitive Motion - “Worlds Floating By” - Let’s see: chintzy drum machines, drones, vocals reverbed into oblivion, recorded in a living room in Australia? Yeah, that’s an echo ocho year-end record. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNOMk9d6NI8

Qluster - “Lauschen WEB”
Roedelius Schneider - “Tiden”

^^ The gentlemen formerly of Cluster put out a couple nice records this year, showing the whippersnapper amateur synth noodlers how it’s done.

Recycle Culture - “In Transit” - Don’t know anything about this artist but we dig the chillaxed electronic sounds. http://recycleculture.bandcamp.com/album/in-transit

La Femme - “Psycho Tropical Berlin” - Solid French indie pop. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y_nP8GGGdY

Tony Molina - “Dissed and Dismissed” - 45-second blasts of indie rock gold. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlzR_3_pDfU

Dead C - “Armed Courage” - Two nice side-long slabs of brain cement from the venerable band. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHlpnxIpl3M

Huerco S - “Colonial Patterns” - Earthy electronic/techno sounds (formerly) from KC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUIpVeBr5Ms

Palm Highway Chase - “Escape From New York” - Sounds like the soundtrack to a 1990 cop movie on Cinemax. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC2QPXu2xg0

Julia Holter - “Loud City Song” - Beguiling art-pop from an intriguing artist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7paoM2cghjI

Clinic - “Free Reign II” - Clinic took their solid “Free Reign” record from last year and released an alternate mix of the same record that is way better. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdwqqSAhhPQ

Bedwettin’ Bad Boys - Ready For Boredom - An absolutely terrible band name, yes, but a great band nonethless, one of many great Australian bands going these days. The group’s latest is a solid collection of heart-on-sleeve, Replacements-influenced meat and potatoes indie rock. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEddW0_PRh8

The Holydrug Couple - “Noctuary” - Psych jams from this Chilean duo. For some reason this makes me think of waking up in a sleeping bag with a chilly face but warm toes. http://theholydrugcouple.bandcamp.com/album/noctuary


REISSUES:

Hailu Mergia - “Hailu Mergia and his Classical Instrument” - Just when you thought you were over Ethiopian funk, the Awesome Tapes From Africa label drops this blast of sunshine. https://soundcloud.com/awesometapesfromafrica/hailu-mergia-hari-meru-meru

Medico Doktor Vibes - “Liter Through Dorker Vibes” - Finds like this are why echo ocho exists. An outsider recording that sounds like nothing we have ever heard - humble and with a ton of heart. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWN-TylODrs

Kevin Aprill - “Sunset Upon An Imaginary Beach Of Latent Energy” - There is only one known copy of this record and the good folks at Del Val have done us all a favor by reissuing it. Side A is a foray into Fahey/Basho style solo guitar atmospherics, whereas on Side B Mr. Aprill takes his guitar into a dense thicket of noise and echo that make it a precursor (by 30 years) to VHF label stuff like Vibracathedral Orchestra or similar experimental sounds of the past decade or so.

Mainliner - “Mellow Out” - Crushing Japanese sounds. Essential. On vinyl for the first time ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QcjH3eXrPA

Arthur Russell - “Another Thought” - Another reissue of crucial material from Arthur Russell, a longtime beacon of echo ocho. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKgPmnjbAy8

Woo - “Whichever Way You Are Going, You Are Going Wrong” - So glad to see Woo have their stuff reissued on vinyl. Pastoral folk-tronic stuff in the vein of Penguin Cafe Orchestra meets “Zuckerzeit”-era Cluster. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGV2ZTnoquk

Cortex - “Troupeau Bleu” - The three elusive Cortex albums were reissued this year. Picked this up in Paris and it has thus soundtracked the trip in my mind since. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etVNNMpckcE

Marcos Valle - “Previsao Do Tempo” & “Vento Sul” - Sunny Brazilian psychedelia for your next pool party. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjS6zlLcy1Y

Otis G. Johnson - “God is Love” - Astounding recording of Mr. Johnson’s weary appeals to God, supported by a dull wash of organ and a primitive drum machine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koNv-YV6XaE

Relatively Clean Rivers - s/t - This is one of those private-press grails that coulda/shoulda been a hit. Rootsy rock everyone and their dads can enjoy. Since most of us don’t have $2,500 to drop on an original copy, this $20 bootleg will have to suffice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cepYN_5AXaM

Various Artists - “Six Feet Under” - Great comp from the Mississippi Records label.

The Dentists - “Some People Are On The Pitch They Think It’s All Over It Is Now” - Nice collection of this UK DIY band’s stuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk3rtGNa1qg

Los Saicos - “¡Demolición! The Complete Recordings” - This compilation proves that punk rock originated in Peru. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJlwXvn8VjA

Dwight Sykes - “Songs Vol. 1” - PPU reissue of great synth-funk slow jams. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdLqu4X4NY4

Iasos - “Celestial Soul Portrait” - Heady new age vibes on this great Numero release compiling a few key works from this originator of the sound. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlUKbyLm-qE

Various Artists - “I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age In America, 1950-1990” - An instant classic compilation of early private-issue new age music, making a powerful case for the music as a vital chapter in American DIY and psychedelic music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwJtCY_R-5E

Grazia - s/t - Cool Turkish folk-rock with synth flourishes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQO0Lgn0a6s

Popol Vuh - reissues - The first several Popol Vuh records were reissued this year, thankfully. Absolutely essential listening for folks tuned in to the cosmic side of German psychedelia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns2nvj-VJqQ

BOA - “Wrong Road” - Like huffing solvent in a ‘68 Barracuda. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txx7ud5D4Oo

Digable Planets - “Blowout Comb” - No explanation needed for this smooth slice of jazzy 90s hip-hop. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyeI43BeR54

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New mix for you to stream - “Modulo Lunar” - spacey Brazilian grooves, the mellowest of the mellow. Click the photograph to play. Tracklist below.

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Starter: Todd Rundgren f

Pfork earns its keep with this nice survey of the importance and influence of Todd Rundgren. Arguably Rundgren is the “American Brian Eno” in his ability to churn out hits, produce pop artists, and maintain a singular and eccentric sound/voice in his own work. The best thing is that his records are plentiful and cheap - the best $3 you can spend in any record store

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"People Like You" by John Villemonte is the perfect record to listen to on repeat during these cloudy days.

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The Endtables - “Trick or Treat” - Louisville art-school punk…

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