Binky Boy By Nick Didkovsky

Interesting instrumental guitar album. Some cool and inspirational stuff for people genuinely interested in the instrument. Features Fred Frith, who DIdkovsky plays with.



Metamorphosis by Eliane Gazzard

This release is a little whack. It’s a bit of a headphones experience. And it is confusing and disorienting. I listened to this while mowing at work, and it suited the job… I enjoyed it. Its kind of warping and hypnotic. The name suits the sounds. Its more mental state then standard definition music.

Battle Gods by Natural Snow Buildings

One of my favorite groups of all time, this is a new record for myself. They are a french duo that makes very… thrilling psychedelic folk-drone music. This is an instrumental album but they usually aren’t. Track one is characterized by a rushing guitar and tribal percussions. Its a chilling vibe, enchanting, compelling and primitive. Comes off kind of like an Earth song more then their usual vibe, from the haunting electric guitar riff. The second track is more etheral and floating, like down a river.

Mike Cooper – New Guitar Old Hat Knew Blues

This is a cool one! Bluesy guitar licks and trippy glitches and droning frequencies. I guess he got a new guitar. The tracks kind of meld into one another, seems to be recorded in one session track to track. No break between most tracks. Some instrumental some lyrical. Many part and part. Very interesting music, improvised, poetic, and surreal, while still drawing on the blues. Parts are like a bad acid trip… chaotic and dark but insightful and beautiful.

Mike Cooper – Raft

This is an interesting release. Mike Cooper was known to be a folk blues writer back in the day but he does a lot of experimental work influenced/characterized by that work but clearly different. Beyond? Ask yourself. This is his latest release.

It’s essentially an ambient Hawaiian electronic/blues triphouse. Glitch noises in the first track accompanied by… melancholy Hawaiian pedal steel? Maybe the glitch noises even originate from that.

A twelve minute Hawaiian raga follows. The rest of the tracklist follows similar suite, with varying degrees of electronic influence and effects. Very cool work! Thanks, Mike!