Thursday, January 10, 2013

Top 13 (Of the Week)

Sure,you know what's cool. But do you know what's really fuckin' FAR OUT? That's where Advanced Demonology takes over. Every week, (K)en and (S)wilson trudge through the murky waters of the pop culture hellscape, dredging up sparkly morsels of wonder. These are the result of our latest foray into the world of the weird, our wildest, wiggest-out picks of the week. Call it our 13 Point Program.

13. The Kraken Lives!
Turns out most legends about sea serpents are true. Ever see an oarfish? Holy fuck, they're like 50 feet long! Perhaps most feared and fabled is the giant squid. It was established a few years back that they do actually exist, but in such deep, murky waters, we might not ever see them. Well, fuck that. The Discovery Channel sent some brave divers down there, and now we have the first footage of a giant squid in his natural habitat. Yikes. Let's hope he stays down there. (K)

12. Stubb - Stubb (2012)
It's been a week of barn storming Neo-classic rock here at Orgonon (the new east coast studio were Swilson resides).  Stubb hail from england and they pretty much build all the tunes off the same Hendrix type octave type riff. But you know what? It's awesome! Scale the Mountain is a get high highlight. (S)

11. Morgan Delt - Psychic Death Hole
Cassettes are currently the prevailing medium for psychedelic music. How did that happen? Anyways, this new, head-spinning tape, housed in green, orange and purple, brings you deep inside the kaleidoscopic world of Morgan Delt, an LA sound-shaman who incorporates pop-psyche, krautrock, loops, found sounds, and more into a funhouse swirl of freak energy. I bought this goddamn cassette twice in three days. That's how hard it fried my skull. (K)

10. Sleaze
Taiwan is bopping and dropping to the stoned psychedelic sounds of Sleaze.  A band that rocks as cool as they look.  Enjoy the fantastically titled: A Glass Of What Reminds Me Of Lovesick Potions. Sometimes I think all titles should have to be translated into an Asian tongue than back into eEglish. (S)

9. Serge Gainsbourg acting weird while some Euro-disco chick sings 
Saw this by way of the awesome ye-ye girls blog, Blow Up Doll. Alba wails away while Serge...I'm not sure what he's doing, conducting? Or just freaking freely to the sweet discojam? Either way, good times. (K)

8. The Esquires
Head over to Funk My Soul and grab yourself a copy of this Curtis Mayfield inspired gem! It's like a beautiful day boiled down into a soul record that you can put any time the sky are grey. Dig! (S)

7. The Most Annoying Sounds in the World 
At my dayjob, they've been renovating all week, so I've been serenaded by electric drills. Been fun. Serendipitously, an article was just released this week listing, scientifically speaking, the most annoying sounds in the world, and imagine that, a goddamn fucking electric drill is on it. Some of them seem a little esoteric to me, though. Bicycle brakes? Whatever. Read and cringe. (K)

6. Downfall
Is a movie about the last few weeks of Nazi Germany, a pretty rough week for Germany. This is an extremely well made and well acted film. The guy who plays Hitler should get an Iron Cross for his performance. It's amazing to watch how all the different key players react to the imminent demise of the Third Reich. Some sell out Germany, some rise to the occasion and become heroes, others just commit suicide.  What would you do? (S) 

5. The Eviltones 
There hasn't been nearly enough Satanic garage rock lately. The Eviltones are here to fix that. Demonfuzz lives! (K)

4. Father hires Virtual assassins to kill off his Sons World Of Warcraft Avatars
This kid in China was wasting away playing world of warcraft and was refusing to get a job. So what did his dad do? Read On! (S)

3. Demdike Stare - Hashshashin Chant
70's B-flicks are being sampled and remixed these days by psychedelic bands as much as old funk records were in the pioneering days of hip-hop. This is one of the best examples I've seen. Pure delirium. Demdike Stare, a loop-happy duo from the darkest recesses of your brain, have half a dozen releases out. You should probably get em all. (K)

2. Stonerider
These Neo-classic rockers from Atlanta put out a good record a few years back. It was cool. It rocked. But the new record, Fountains left to Wake, rules! All the songs have killer hooks and great riffs and guitar solos. It's all boogie and blues in a Nazareth kind of way that is oh so hard to actually capture the spirit of some how. It's almost as though the band never really ever listened to punk rock. Which I know is not true, because they were in a post punk type band called Fight Paris. This is everything you wished The Black Crowes would be, but are not. Six Hundred and Sixty Six Stars, if I was to rate it. (S)

1. Groan - Atomic Prophets
80's style doom metal. Hot chick dancing in her underwear. That's about as good as a day's gonna get, isn't it? (K)

1 comment:

  1. So bizarre. I helped build the stage backing that Stonerider is playing in front of waaaay back in 1999. It was a rotating stage used for a Man Or Astroman video: