an acquaintance going on friend o’ mine called Andre Baum sent me this, his work
i like it a lot!!
it’s an interesting mixture of uplifting western pop swing with heavy Asian influences…chanting (in Hindi?), weird jew’s harpy electronic textures..overall I’m really impressed, it’s like a modern, less cynical Frank Zappa
on a weirdly similar tip to the last Byrds video (always threatening to veer into raga-rock!):
John Coltrane Quartet was on its last legs in the time of this video. the serene meditative bliss-space they’d been exploring the year before had closed like a window and there was serious agitation and squalls creeping into the music, absorbing the free-jazz influence that was all around. the Quartet was one of the best jazz units of all time. Elvin Jones was potentially the MOST ecstatically swinging drummer ever recorded, and McCoy Tyner was positively brutal on the piano syncopations. And then above it all flies Coltrane, getting into a more imitative sound than he’d explored, often times in this period his saxophone has the disturbing timbre of a distant, screaming woman
soon the Quartet would fold and Coltrane would continue exploring the avant with ever expanding ensembles
possibly titled in reference to the recent spate of artists choosing bandcamp as their dumping platform, the new collection of demos from Shapes leader Fanelli Fanelli (with production from Newport Reds aka his bandmate Mark Fletcher) are raw, claustrophobic and nakedly emotional in a way that is new for Shapes, indeed a thrilling direction for them.