Archive for the *psy Category

merz – ‘moi et mon camion’ (2008)

Posted in *psy with tags , , , , , on September 15, 2010 by kochy

this is the title track off merz’s third album

the previous two longplayers, thou well received critically, failed to match sales to hype

the latest album was written on the move, as merz was relocating from bristol, to plymouth then subsequently to bath

the title itself – moi et mon camion – is named after a west country removal firm merz and his wife have repeatedly used

the track even begins with the sound of their truck packing up and leaving bath


neon indian – ‘laughing gas’ (2009)

Posted in *psy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2010 by kochy

taken off their debut album psychic chasms released of lefse records

neon indian are from denton, texas

featuring ham the chimp

j dilla – ‘airworks’ (2006)

Posted in *psy with tags , , , , , , on September 7, 2010 by kochy

j dilla (formerly known as jay dee)

“if you were to secretly ask the most praised hip-hop producers, if given a top three, who they fear the most, dilla’s name would chart on everyone’s list, hands down.” ~ ?uestlove, drummer from the roots

he died on february 10, 2006, three days after his 32nd birthday at his home in los angeles

according to his mother, the cause was cardiac arrest

his last album, titled donuts, was released three days earlier, on february 7, 2006 and included this track, airworks

robert glasper – ‘everything in its right place’ (2007)

Posted in *psy with tags , , , , , , on September 2, 2010 by kochy

texas born but residing in new york, robert glasper released his fourth album ‘double booked’ in 2009

he has worked with mos def, bilal, j dilla, common, talib kweli, kanye west, erykah badu, slum village and maxwell, amongst others

this is a cover of a radiohead track

sol – maranatha (1975)

Posted in *psy with tags , , , , , , on August 27, 2010 by kochy

hot hot boogie…

chicano soul in texas – embodying the jazz fusion spirit of herbie hancock’s headhunters lp, with full body kick drums, wah-wah guitar effects, and luscious horn crescendoes

joe gallardo is sol. san antonio, texas 1975

arthur russell – ‘in the light of the miracle’

Posted in *psy with tags , on August 20, 2010 by kochy

in early 1969, arthur russell was arrested as a runaway vagrant in san francisco

given the choice of being sent home or remaining in a detention centre until he turned 18, he was released to the custody of a local buddhist commune

over the next few years, russell played chello for fire-walking ceremonies, joined the commune’s country band, took music lessons from andor toth of the san fran symphony chamber orchestra, studied north american music at the ali akbar college of music and minimal composition at the san fran conservatory of music

he went on to be a central figure in the new wave and disco revolutions of 70’s and 80’s manhattan

source: mojo

peter broderick – ‘below it’ (2008)

Posted in *psy with tags , , , , on August 14, 2010 by kochy

23 years old

yet another talented musician to come out of portland, oregan. and another to be singed to ever consistent bella union record label

also sometime member of danish outfil efterklang