radio loways july 2014

01. curiosidade – tom zé
02. doctor – priests
03. chuncho – yma sumac
04. bird’s lament – moondog
05. working men are pissed – minutemen
06. pat pong (solid groove mix) – pest
07. lento – café tacuba
08. textures liminales – ana maria avram
09. drown with the monster – white lung
10. world’s apart – j-live
11. six pack – esg

radio loways

the songs that took my attention in july of 2014. listen, won’t you?

unhelpful notes –

curiosidade is off of my favorite tom zé record com defeito de de fabricação. it’s also the first one i ever heard. my amazing spanish professor in college loaned me a bunch of music for the one semester i was in spanish. he loaned me this one and eventually all of the stuff that was reissued by lauka bop. tom zé is so meta you really have to know what he’s talking about and referencing to get the full scope of what he’s dealing with. so i miss out on a lot of it cuz i can only relate to the music as music. so some of his albums are lost on me – including musically. musically and conceptually this one is my favorite.

note. i actually like doctors. in theory. from a labor standpoint i’m not a fan of the american medical association and i will side with the nurses, always. also – i’m not a fan of the macho culture of doctors. not cool. but hey – i like priests, the band. aces!

how does yma do that with her voice? what’s going on? amaze.

pat pong came on randomly one day. it’s off of a slightly newer ninja tune compilation that i hadn’t listened to a bunch yet, so it kind of caught me by surprise. this one is like perfect joy happiness. i love it. repetitive, but perfectly so.

some of my favorite music involves the sound of instruments that aren’t traditionally played. these sounds that exist in this sort of nowhere place somewhere between noise, music, full completed and incompleted action. half gestures and implied intention. a lot of that sort of music exists in the world of ava maria avrum and she is one of my favorite composers of all time. yes!

six pack is truly one of the great love songs in the history of the world. truth.

(above and below, the fierce fabulocity that is yma sumac.)

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