Eden Ahbez’s “Dharmaland,” arranged and performed by Ìxtahuele, is the first-ever recording of this long-lost masterwork by the original hippie composer of “Nature Boy.” Resurrected from Ahbez’s unrecorded sheet music, c. 1961-63, Ìxtahuele has woven an enchanted tapestry of mystic exotica and experimental pop that re-establishes the songwriter as a forefather of psychedelic music and brings his work into the present. They are joined by a host of guest artists, including nine of Ahbez’s friends and former collaborators, as well as contemporary performers Kadhja Bonet, Xenia Kriisin, and King Kukulele. The composer’s own handmade drums and bamboo flutes also appear throughout the recordings. As author Domenic Priore writes: “‘Dharmaland’ is to Eden Ahbez what ‘Smile’ was to Brian Wilson.”
Turtle Dreams, produced for WGBH-TV, originally aired September 2, 1983. Composed by Meredith Monk, performed by her and her Vocal Ensemble.
Emanuel Feuermann (November 22, 1902 – May 25, 1942) was an internationally celebrated cellist in the first half of the 20th century.
Eiger Drums Propaganda
The 3rd volume of Eiger Drums Propaganda’s magnificent epic journey, a musical saga that continues to keep us travelling in the early ages of Neo-Trance, Tribal-Kraut, dream frequencies and modern Dance music. For The Orb, Magma/Gong ‘s affictionados. Double album for double pleasure.
On Macadam Mambo.
Les Filles de Illighadad At Pioneer Works
Les Filles de Illighadad comes from the village of Illighadad in a remote region of central Niger. Like many of the villages in the area, its borders are loosely defined, owing to the largely pastoral population. It rests on the shore of a seasonal pond that swells during the rainy season. The center of town has a well, some small houses, and a school. But most of Illighadad’s people live in the surrounding scrubland desert, in tiny patched roof houses or temporary nomadic tents, hidden among the trees.
On Sahel Sounds.
Le Parody & Califato 3/4
Glimpses from the other side
00:00 Taking the stuff with wife and friends
00:32 First signs of the effects, confusion
01:30 Mild pleasure, but also tension
02:33 Confusion intensifies, strengthened emotions, hallucinations begin
03:35 Hallucinations grow stronger and more intens
04:20 Glimpses from the other side
05:05 Confused emotional responses, nervous laughter
05:56 Trying to act normal despite the emerging chaos
06:33 The void opens, desperate attempts to avoid it
06:57 Mental regression, yelling for mother
07:38 All mental defences are ripped apart, intense flow of powerful emotions
08:23 Empathy and guidance from wife
08:59 Made it through to the other side, acceptance of death and decay
10:06 Getting used to the new state of existence, feelings of relief and joy
10:55 Chaos subsides, feelings of tranquility, peace
1:59 Bodily functions interrupt the harmony, mental noise emerges
12:36 Pushing bodily feelings and ensuing random irritating thoughts aside
12:49 Empty reasoning arises and is understood to be false
14:31 Urge to defecate simply won’t go away
14:45 Taking a dump, wondering the simple wonders of modern toilets
15:12 Facing the horrendous sight and smell of excrement
15:28 Empty reasoning re-emerges as a defence and is flushed away with the shit
15:45 Realization of corporeal existence
16:06 Creativity emerges, attempting to overcome corporeality
16:30 Mental noise disturbs the creative process
16:57 Realization of the contradictory and imperfect nature of the human life
17:47 Regaining some control of thoughts and emotions
18:39 Attempting to regain control of the mind
18:53 Defensive reasoning re-emerges as psychotic delusions
19:31 Reasoning is once again blasted away
19:41 Uncertain feelings of triumph
19:53 Slowly learning to feel pleasure and joy again
20:39 Bodily functions once again interrupt, but there’s no threat of excremen
20:49 Focusing on the more pleasurable sides of existence
21:36 Melancholy tranquility, peace
22:43 Sudden horror and confusion
23:15 Finding strenght, fighting back
23:32 Integrating the horrors
23:47 Relaxing despite the emergence of worst fears, dancing with the boogie-man
24:36 Serenity, reaching the peak
25:06 Realizing that energy drinks are from the Devil
25:30 True creativity emerges, riding the stream of pure Love
26:31 The peak is over, memories of mortal existence start to emerge
27:16 Trying in vain to return to the angelic state
27:54 Fatigue ensues 28:06 Bowel movements wake the body up and rush it back to the toilet
28:18 Only a fart, no ecrement in pants – feeling the relief
28:25 The toilet still gives rise to feelings of wonder
28:41 Sudden rush of painful memories, intense feelings of shame, sadness and hate
29:01 Fighting back so hard that the trip seems to vanish
29:04 Thinking back, slight feelings of suspicion
30:00 Realizing that it’s not over yet
30:06 The trip returns with a strong and uneasy flow of emotions
30:34 The flow suddenly ends and an uncertain bodily feeling arises
30:55 Foul bodily smells once again give rise to the fear of excrement
31:06 The situation seems serious this time but once again it’s only a fart
31:29 The trip seems to be subsiding and it is time to wonder out to the nature
32:50 Identifying with all the miraculous little critters
34:03 Marvelling the beauty of nature, rediscovering lov
34:20 Feeling young again, making out with wife
34:41 Back home again, enjoying the pleasures of modern electronics
35:45 Bodily functions start to feel more natural, but still unpleasant
36:40 Reason re-emerges, this time to help integrate the fading experience
38:33 Soul is pulled back from the astral plane
39:03 The trip is over, intense feelings of relief and joy
40:51 Avoiding difficult thoughts through self-deception has become more difficult
A Day at the Beach
Bernie, a self-destructive alcoholic, is given watch over his niece Winnie. He tests the patience of the various people he knows and Winnie is often left on her own.
“A Day at the Beach” is a British 1970 film based on the 1962 book Een dagje naar het strand by Dutch author Heere Heeresma.
The Congo Techno Ensemble
For his debut album, Rey Sapienz embarks on an ambitious project that travels beyond the avant beatscapes of his early material. Alongside traditional percussionist, vocalist and dancer Papalas Palata and rapper Fresh Dougis, he has formed The Congo Techno Ensemble, utilizing their skills and experience to offer a statement that speaks to the past, present and future of the DRC. On “Na Zala Zala”, the trio channel rich musical traditions and historic tension, evolving electronic and traditional forms into boundless sci-fi mutations.
“Na Zala Zala” is a heady cocktail of stylistic futurism and harsh reality that could be compared with Zazou Bikaye’s seminal “Noir et Blanc or Denis Mpunga & Paul K.’s genre-breaking electronic experiments.
Out on Nyege Nyege Tapes, July 16, 2021.
I hope you guys enjoy the another room effect to oldies songs – this unique combination between oldies music with relaxing rain sounds, or thunder sound effects w/ cars passing by, waves and so on but this time you’re in The Red Bathroom at a ball in 1921 in The Gold Room ( Overlook Hotel ambience ) from The Shinning movie. Enjoy this 3 HOURS ASMR bliss!