9/9: The Perils of CDR Equipment and an Attempt to Make It Right

Remember the CDR problems I ran into a couple weeks back? Turns out they had absolutely nothing to do with me or my failure to properly handle the equipment; ZBC is in need of a newer technology and so, once more, there is no full show available for you to download and enjoy. In its place I am providing a small series of highlights from the show for you to enjoy. Think of it as a Laughter EP; it runs just short of 40 minutes and includes some extra songs not featured on the show. I’m still providing a playlist for this week’s show in case any of you would like to check out some of the bands on your own.

Of particular interest to me this week was an Ennio Morricone (pictured above) record released in 2004 by El Records and Cherry Red. Titled Psichedelico Jazzistico, it features some of Morricone’s perhaps lesser none soundtrack tunes, all of which appear to be from obscure Italian films produced in the 70s. The music is a far cry from what most people would consider Morricone’s style, probably due to the fact that his most famous scores are for westerns. All of you know who Morricone is even if you’ve never heard his name before. Most famous for his scores to spaghetti western (including The Man with No Name trilogy), Morricone has composed music for countless films and been recognized over and over again for inventiveness and dramatic arrangements. In case you’re still lost as to who this man is, journey over to Youtube and check out all the familiar sounds and amazing themes for which this man is responsible:

The man is a legend. All of his music is easily available and even if you aren’t familiar with the movies for which he has composed (go see them, now, especially the Sergio Leone stuff), the music is amazing and entirely self-sufficient. You do not need the images to feel the power of his music.

That’s about all for this week. I hope you enjoy the mini-mix I’ve uploaded for all of you to hear. Until then, be on the look out for a couple of reviews coming later in the week and a maybe the first part of an interview I’m in the middle of conducting.

Thanks for stopping by, talk to you all later.

DOWNLOAD: Laughter, Highlights Volume 1, .zip

01. The Dutchess and the Duke “Mary” from She’s the Dutchess, He’s the Duke (2008) on Hardly Art

02. John Berberian and The Rock East Ensemble “Chem-oo-Chem” from Middle Eastern Rock (2008) on Rev-Ola

03. Torche “Pirana” from Meanderthal (2008) on Hydra Head

04. Torche “Sandstorm” from Meanderthal (2008) on Hydra Head

05. Odd Nosdam “Forever Heavy (Shoegangster/JB Remix)” from Pretty Swell Explode (2008) on Anticon

06. Ennio Morricone “Mosche Di Velluto Griglio” from Psichedelico Jazzistico (2004) on El Records / Cherry Red Records

07. Odd Nosdam “(Growing Up in the Hood) Four Thousand Style” from Pretty Swell Explode (2008) on Anticon

08. Lichens “Shore Line Scoring” from The Psychic Nature of Being (2005) on Kranky

I made you a full show, but I eated it:

01. Swans “In / I Am the Sun” from The Great Annihilator (1995) on Young God

02. Bentmen “Bloody Benders” from Patient Zero (1995) Self-Released

03. Coil “Penetralia” from Horse Rotorvator (1986) on Threshold House

04. Jesu “Friends are Evil” from Jesu (2005) on Hydra Head

05. Converge “You Fail Me” from You Fail Me (2004) on Epitaph / Ada

06. Torche “Pirana” from Meanderthal (2008) on Hydra Head

07. The New Year “Body and Soul” from The New Year (2008) on Touch and Go

08. Jennifer Gentle “Wondermarsh” from Evanescent Land (2008) on Heron

09. High Risk Group “Daddy Rolex” from Running Among the Sevens (1991) on Blaster

10. The Dutchess and the Duke “I Am Just a Ghost” from She’s the Dutchess, He’s the Duke (2008) on Hardly Art

11. Calexico “Man Made Lake” from Carried to Dust (2008) on Quarterstick Records

12. Mark Hollis “Watershed” from Mark Hollis (1998) on Polydor

13. Tim Hecker “Whitecaps of White Noise” from Harmony in Ultraviolet (2006) on Kranky

14. Odd Nosdam “(Growing Up in the Hood) Four Thousand Style” from Pretty Swell Explode (2008) on Anticon

15. Brian Eno “The Big Ship” from Another Green World (1975) on Virgin / Astralwerks — 2004 Remastered Edition

16. In Camera “VPRO Radio Session” from Open Air (2008) on Robot

17. Lichens “Shore Line Scoring” from The Psychic Nature of Being (2005) on Kranky

18. Jonathan Coleclough “Gate” from An Uncommon Nature (2001) on Anomalous

19. Lawrence English “Figure’s Lone Static” from Kiri No Oto (2008) on Touch

20. Ennio Morricone “Plume di Cristallo” from Psichedelico Jazzistico (2004) on El Records / Cherry Red Records — composed in 1970

21. John Berberian and The Rock East Ensemble “Chem-oo-Chem” from Middle Eastern Rock (2008) on Rev-Ola

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