Saturday, May 23, 2015

mouth music (Jamaica)

lotsa  extremism of the human voice on these two fabulous dancehall mixes from the mighty Man like Woebot  - first one slightly more ragga-y and rood, second leaning slightly more to mellowifluous + skankical - wicked blends both of known classics and recondite "persys"

Droid comes up with a tracklist for GPZ7900R, tunespotter supreme that he is

Eek a mouse - ??
Horace Andy - Spying Glass - Wackies 
Tristan Palmer - Spliff tail - Black Solidarity (Storm Riddim)

Michigan and Smiley - Nice up the Dance - Studio One (Real Rock Riddim)
Nicodemus - Dog is Better than a gun - Wild Apache (Shank I Sheck Riddim)
Michigan and Smiley - Disease - Volcano (Diseases Riddim)
Tenor Saw - Golden Hen - Hummingbird (Golden Hen Riddim)
Sophia George - Girlie Girlie - Winner (Girlie Riddim)
Reggie Stepper - Cu Unouh - Techniques (Stalag Riddim)
Nitty Gritty - Hog in a Minty - Jammys (Tempo Riddim)
Super Cat - Si Boops deh - Techniques (Boops Riddim)
Shelly Thunder - Kuff - Music Maker (Kuff Riddim)
Shabba - Roots and Culture - Digital B (Stalag Riddim)
Nardo Ranks - Burrup - Profile
Flourgon - Follow me go dancehall (Rap mix) - Soljie
Cutty ranks - Hitman - Fashion (Fever Pitch Riddim)
Ninjaman & Flourgon - Zig it up - Pickout
Cutty ranks - Pon Pause - Profile
Shabba - Respect - Shang (Hot Milk Riddim)
Tony Rebel - Chatty Chatty - Penthouse (Nanny Goat)
Shabba - Wicked inna bed - Digital B ( Love is not a gamble Riddim)
Marcia Griffiths/Tony Rebel/Cutty Ranks/Buju Banton - Discovery - Penthouse
Wayne Wonder - Id Die without you - Penthouse
Papa San - Hippity Hippity Hop - Powermatic (Sleng teng)
Louie Ranking - No Move (Hip Hop mix) - Massive B
Louie Ranking - Typewriter - Mesa
Supercat - Don Dada (Hip Hop mix) - Columbia
Shabba - Ting a ling (Hip Hop mix) - Epic
Dirtsman - Dance fever (Hip Hop mix) - Gold Disc
Shabba - Caan Dun - Steely & Cleevie (Punanny Riddim)
Capleton - Alms House - Xterminator (Muslim Riddim)
Buju Banton - Batty rider - Rudeboy Kelly (Batty Rider Riddim)
Ninjaman - The World - Volcano
Buju Banton - Mind behind the wind - Penthouse (Mind Behind The Wind)

Friday, May 22, 2015

mouth music news

Mega-expanded 2 CD reissue of the LP Hekura - Yanomamo Shamanism From Southern Venezuela originally released on Quartz Publications in 1980!!!

"Recordings from 1978 by David Toop of Yanomami ritual songs, shamanistic ceremonies, and rainforest sounds. The voices of spirits and animal familiars, ventriloquial illusions of sound in dark spaces, secret spirit languages, the clap of thunder that links shamanic trance with the sleep language of Finnegans Wake... Out of these passages of the everyday, intensity flares like flames caught by a gust of wind. Skin burns or oozes blood, the wind blows up havoc as the spirits move about. Both double CD and LP include 40-page booklet with text and pictures telling the full story of Toop's fascinating journey in 1978 through the Amazon jungle to meet and record the last Yanomami shamans. CD presented in six-page digipak. LP version. Mixed by Lawrence English."

More on David Toop as ethnological explorer and exotica fiend...

Thursday, May 21, 2015

mouth music (false phonemes)

Continuo on the Tellus audio cassette magazine's issue #22 - False Phonemes: from 1988.

"Extraordinary cassette curated by Ellen Zweig - who incidentaly was working on an adaptation of Raymond Roussel’s ‘Impressions of Africa’ at the time, hence maybe the two Remko Scha tracks being excerpts from this project. ‘False Phonemes’ is based on computerized human voice – ‘cybernetic fleshy abstractions’, says Zweig. So electronicaly processed voices abound in all tracks, complete with drum machine and synthesizers, or merely sound effects. Mark Rudolph succeeds in melting heavily processed enigmatic voices into a coherent ‘voicescape’. The kyrie in Alice Shields’ Mass is so unexpected it’s almost shocking in the context of avantgarde. The Paul Lansky track is a computerized party chatter morphing into an electronic hymn. Ron Kuivila is electroacoustic music from human voice samples. John Cage is reading through his beloved Thoreau once again – multitracked low, hushed and inscrutable voices."

Entire cassettography of Tellus available at Ubuweb!