Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Alejandro Jodorowsky - The Holy Mountain O.S.T. (1973)

Somewehere else to find already also, but this time with the right tags . This is the great soundtracks of the cult movie The Holy Mountain from 1973 composed by director Alejandro Jodorowsky together with Ronald Frangipane and Don Cherry.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Child Bride - Reflections On Prism City CDR (2008)

One-woman noise act Child Bride makes droning, ambient, sample-laden, tribal noise that sounds like a pagan cyber-witch mourning the death of her shaman. ~Gerry Mak/Lost At E Minor. Released on CDR in 2008 by Blackest Rainbow.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Konx Om Pax - The Wake World

Mysterious project from probably Luxembourg. Truly dark industrial atmospheres and sinister soundscapes here. The track 'Bones Of Rev. Jones' includes the speech of Rev. Jim Jones minutes before the Jonestown mass suicide. No info whatsoever available, so if anyone knows more, let us know.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

South Pacific Drums (1965 Recordings)

These rhythms have hundreds of years of tradition behind every beat. Every group on this album consists of about ten talented percussionists. They employ 'toeres', a native form of wood-block, hand-carved from the 'Tamanu' tree, each of a different size and pitch. Several played together create a musical triad. A contrasting sound is sometimes furnished by the 'ofe', a section of split bamboo. The split section is raised and made rigid by inserting small pieces of bamboo at each end, and the instrument is played by hitting the raised slits with two bamboo sticks. The remainder of a Polynesian percussion orchestra consists of 'pahus', drums varying in size from tiny bongo-like instruments to the massive, deep-voiced bass drum, usually a hollowed-out coconut trunk covered by a sharkskin head. Each drummer has a rhythm of his own to perform, each more intricate as the drums gets smaller, and they all blend surprisingly into a definite syncopated pattern.