Sunday, September 23, 2007

Music I Liked And Didn't - 9/23/07

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V/A: West Coast Post-Asiatic LP (Urck Records) - The label’s website claims that this LP is dedicated to admirable goal of documenting “artists on the Western Coast of the US who focus on or dabble in Asian/Eastern influenced avant-garde art”. The psych ragas by the Refrigerator Mothers and, especially, Amps For Christ and the two short tracks of acoustic-based folk by Auto Da Fe are relatively successful examples of interesting, modern "Asian/Eastern influenced" sounds. The remaining material, however, consisted of rather unimpressive experimental drones and/or cacophony that failed to satisfy. Like I said, a solid concept, but the inconsistency of the performances makes “West Coast Post-Asiatic” a marginal addition to my library.

PS - At least the gray splatter vinyl provides some aesthetic compensation for the very unattractive cover art!

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Running Count For The Year

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