Sunday Brunch: April 13, 2014


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.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. After seeing Sean Lennon’s new work in video, I was drawn back to Ira Cohen’s work in film and photography. The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda is a film that demonstrates the world of the 1960’s in a very direct way. Cohen;s photography pushes the limit as well.

    1. Rob says:

      Thanks – I haven’t heard of Cohen. I’ll check out his work. It would appear from this video that Sean Lennon’s also well acquainted with the work of Alejandro Jodorowsky (which makes sense, since his father was a Jodorowsky fan).

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