Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Anyone who knows me knows one of my favorite bands is 108. No other band has had the deep impact on me that they have. Even today I'm still striving to live up to the philosophy of Gaudiya Vaishnavism that they exposed me to.
Below is a cassette the band self released in 1991. It's a mix of spoken word, demos of songs, and other random bits. I remember my friend Bryan giving me a copy of this when I was 15 and listening to it all the time. Recommended not only for the die hard 108 fans. You may even learn something along the way.
108's new record "18.61" is coming out on Deathwish soon. Even though Robert Fish has left the band recently they are still planning on forging ahead.
108 - "Spoken Words" Cassette
Friday, March 26, 2010
While searching on Youtube I stumbled across episodes of my favorite TV show when I was growing up: "IN SEARCH OF...". Hosted by Lenord Nimoy, it orginally aired between 1976 to 1982. Being before my time, I was lucky to be able to catch late 90's reruns on the History Channel.
Each episode focused on a mystery like Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, or Easter Island. One of the things that really made the show was the music by Rinder and Lewis. It was particularly effective in creating an aura of mystery and suspense. Think Boards Of Canada only more dark and 70's. Below is one of my favorite episodes about Coral Castle in Florida. More episodes can be found at www.youtube.com/user/g8trman77#g/u.
If anyone has a collection of music from this show please get in touch! There was a record that was put out in the 70's but it was composed of disco remixes of themes from the show. It's almost unlistenable but I posted it below for the curious.
IN SEARCH OF ORCHESTRA - "In Search Of..." LP
Coral Castle Part 1
Coral Castle Part 2
Coral Castle Part 3
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Just got the book Death In June - Misery and Purity in the mail yesterday. Being a rare find I was super happy to win this gem on eBay. I'll post some more pics of the inside soon.
DOWNLOAD: Death In June "To Drown A Rose" (Featuring John Balance of Coil)
Death In June "Fall Apart" Berlin 1992
Friday, March 05, 2010
Filmed at the "BACKYARD SHOW" in the suburbs of Jersey August 1, 2009. Real Estate jamming in a backyard in New Jersey at dusk is exactly how you want to hear their blissful tunes.