Aquarium Drunkard Book Club :: Chapter 14

Welcome back to the stacks. It’s Aquarium Drunkard’s Book Club, our monthly gathering of recent (or not so recent) recommended reading. Your librarians this month are Tyler Wilcox, Justin Gage, Kyle Fortinsky, Jarrod Annis and Jason P. Woodbury. Where The Wild Gigs Were, Tim Hinely & Friends: From the 40 Watt…

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Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer :: Recordings from the Åland Islands

Recordings from the Åland Islands has an evocative backstory, with musicians Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer recording the album on a remote Baltic Sea archipelago. But even if you didn’t know anything about the circumstances behind this remarkable collection, you’d likely be just as captivated.  Blending modular synth, piano…

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The Aquarium Drunkard Show: SIRIUS/XMU (7pm PST, Channel 35)

Floating in the ether. Transmitting from northeast Los Angeles — the Aquarium Drunkard Show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35. 7pm California time, Wednesdays. SIRIUS 697: Intro ++ PAINT – Rokc Muzik ++ Cate Le Bon – French Boys ++ Exploded View – Orlando ++ Kamikaze Palm Tree – Flamingo ++ Tim…

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Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth :: Transmissions

Though Sonic Youth ended a decade ago, the band’s archives have continued to surprise. The latest from the SY vault is In/Out/In (Three Lobed Recordings), a collection of instrumentals recorded during the band’s final era, including some with Jim O’Rourke and contributions from The Eternal bassist Mark Ibold. Ahead of…

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Bernard Estardy :: Cha Tatch Ka

Bernard Estardy: musician, arranger, producer and co-founder of CBE studio, Paris. When not flexing behind the boards for Françoise Hardy, Nino Ferrer, and Gérard Manset, Estardy was subtly laying down his own brand of cool, recording 100+ instrumentals, including a lone LP–1971’s La Formule Du Baron. It’s from here that…

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Lumumba ‎:: Lumumba (1974)

Aside from an assist from Trinidadian bassist Luther Coffey, and American guitarist David T. Walker, 1974’s Lumumba was entirely recorded in Los Angeles by a grip of Ghanaian players, including (funky) drummer Rim Kwaku Obeng. As we’re here for the percussion, check out “Twoo Boe (Work Chant)”, below … Only…

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Betty & Roy :: I’ll Be There

A love-struck slice of mid-tempo soul, Betty & Roy’s “I’ll Be There” is a timeless, off-the-beaten-path B-side that’s too much of a treasure to be lost. Thankfully, Mississippi Records recently saw to its statue, including it on the fifth volume of its Cairo Soul series, The World is a Cafeteria: American…

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50 Years Of Harry Nilsson’s The Point

It was a tough sell to get greenlit. Following a slew of canceled meetings, Harry Nilsson managed to secure an airplane seat next to an ABC executive to finally pitch his idea for an all-ages animated film. Like a true passion project, Nilsson feverishly sold his concept of an unconventional…

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The Aquarium Drunkard Show: SIRIUS/XMU (7pm PST, Channel 35)

Via satellite, transmitting from northeast Los Angeles — the Aquarium Drunkard Show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35. 7pm California time, Wednesdays. SIRIUS 696: Intro ++ Bernard Chabert – Il Part En Californie ++ Emmanuel Brun – La Voix Psychédélique ++ Pugh Rogefeldt – Love, Love, Love ++ Bernard Estardy – Cha…

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Matthew E. White :: Transmissions

“Anything that knocks ya out, hits you harder than you planned,” sings Matthew E. White on “Genuine Hesitation,” which opens K Bay, the third solo album from the Spacebomb founder. And it’s a knockout of a record, to be sure. A spirited producer and collaborator known for his efforts with…

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