An Eclectic Gastronomy of Sound
New music every Sunday.
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl)- “Animals” (from Midnight Sun, 2014)
Mr. Lennon is at it again with another super-psychedelic surrealistic video, following up on Moth to a Flame from a month or so ago. This one’s preoccupied with 70’s cults. And 70’s cult bands a la Father Yod. Nudity and dodgy arcane rituals abound! Oh, the music? The music is good, too.
Jaco Pastorius- “Continuum” (from Jaco Pastorius, 1976)
Jaco, the “official film of Record Store Day 2014” is a new documentary on the gifted and tragic musician who did more for the bass guitar than any before or since. Also coming out this month is a new release (Modern American Music…Period!) of the complete 1974 sessions for his first solo album. Here’s a track from that first, self-titled record.
Ryley Walker- “Clear The Sky” (from All Kinds of You, 2014)
Walker’s got a lot of talent, even though he’s very derivative of Bert Jansch . A very Townes Van Zandt-esque album cover photo, too. Yet, there are worse people to emulate and this is one style of music that’s a welcome resurrection.
Stream the whole album on the Self-titled Magazine site, and read his track-by-track commentary. Very entertaining reading.
“By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” – from Brunch: A Plea, by Guy Beringer, in “Hunter’s Weekly”, 1895.