Evocation of the Triumphent Beast - John Zorn, Psychomagia (2014)

A John Zorn album that has it’s roots in Giordano Bruno and Alejandro Jodorowsky.  I’m super into this.  In fact it plays like a psychedelic almost prog-esq record.  

"These tracks are true Zorn compositions interwoven with Near Eastern melodies, western soundscapes and jazzy wackiness and Abraxas play these pieces with the abrasive, breathtaking energy of a monstrous jam session. The musicians never consider technical skills as ends in themselves, they always serve the compositions. Psychomagia is a High Mass for guitar freaks, fans of the music of Frank Zappa and for those who like the harsher sides of Bill Frisell and Marc Ribot”. [via]

  • Aram Bajakian: Guitar 
  • Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz: Bass 
  • Eyal Maoz: Guitar 
  • Kenny Grohowski: Drums

2014 has been a great year for music so far, and there is more good stuff coming down the pipeline this fall.

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cuchilloyreloj:

houseofnarcolepsy:

theperksofbeingalibrarian:

Throne of Blood, 1957 (dir. Akira Kurosawa)

My favorite Kurosawa

This is also, in my opinion, easily one of the best versions of Macbeth. Ever. In fact, I think I might re-watch it tonight…

it’s the best version of macbeth.
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oldtobegin:

cuchilloyreloj:

houseofnarcolepsy:

theperksofbeingalibrarian:

Throne of Blood, 1957 (dir. Akira Kurosawa)

My favorite Kurosawa

This is also, in my opinion, easily one of the best versions of Macbeth. Ever. In fact, I think I might re-watch it tonight…

it’s the best version of macbeth.
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oldtobegin:

cuchilloyreloj:

houseofnarcolepsy:

theperksofbeingalibrarian:

Throne of Blood, 1957 (dir. Akira Kurosawa)

My favorite Kurosawa

This is also, in my opinion, easily one of the best versions of Macbeth. Ever. In fact, I think I might re-watch it tonight…

it’s the best version of macbeth.
ZoomInfo
oldtobegin:

cuchilloyreloj:

houseofnarcolepsy:

theperksofbeingalibrarian:

Throne of Blood, 1957 (dir. Akira Kurosawa)

My favorite Kurosawa

This is also, in my opinion, easily one of the best versions of Macbeth. Ever. In fact, I think I might re-watch it tonight…

it’s the best version of macbeth.
ZoomInfo
oldtobegin:

cuchilloyreloj:

houseofnarcolepsy:

theperksofbeingalibrarian:

Throne of Blood, 1957 (dir. Akira Kurosawa)

My favorite Kurosawa

This is also, in my opinion, easily one of the best versions of Macbeth. Ever. In fact, I think I might re-watch it tonight…

it’s the best version of macbeth.
ZoomInfo

oldtobegin:

cuchilloyreloj:

houseofnarcolepsy:

theperksofbeingalibrarian:

Throne of Blood, 1957 (dir. Akira Kurosawa)

My favorite Kurosawa

This is also, in my opinion, easily one of the best versions of Macbeth. Ever. In fact, I think I might re-watch it tonight…

it’s the best version of macbeth.

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Crown-in-The-Muck - Kayo Dot, Hubardo (2013)

How did I miss Kayo Dot’s release from last year?  It’s Incredible.  Anyone who calls themselves a friend and knew about this record has let me down.  I don’t know who you are but you’re on notice.  It’s Incredible.

Plus now I hear there is going to be another new record this year. I’d be willing to bet it’s incredible.

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Metal music has historically been heavily influenced by black music. First there was blues music done mainly by black people, then rock developed from blues, and finally metal developed from rock music. Metal has no roots in any of the old Germanic tribes at all. Any metal fan thinking that his music is an Aryan one is simply wrong, and singing German does not make this music traditional white music. Nazis in the third reich called music like blues (as well as jazz) ‘n***** music’ and therefore would also not have liked metal music either.

Apart from the black blues influences of metal music there are lots of other non-Aryan influences in metal. The bass drum used in metal music derived from the bass drum used in jazz, which is originally the Turkish bass drum ‘davul’. Cymbals of any kind have Chinese roots, also with Turkish influences. The same goes for tom toms.

Metal is not the only music that has non-Aryan roots - the same goes for classical European music:

- The oboe derived from the Arabic ‘mizmar’ (or ‘zurna’ in turkish), which later became a shalm and finally the oboe as we know it.

- The lute is nothing other than the Arabic ‘oud’. Not even the shape has changed.

- The guitar is Spanish as well as Mauritanian (that’s probably why ‘Varg Vikernes’ once called them ‘n***** instruments’ and therefore stopped playing guitars in ‘Burzum’).

- The violin derived from the Persian instrument ‘rebab’. It is well known that Persians are ‘Aryans’ as well, but anyway they don’t belong to the old Germanic tribes.

- The complete percussion section in European orchestra music comes from the Turkish military music of the Ottoman empire called ‘Janissary’ music.

Summoning’s Protector issues a hard hitting statement summarizing every reason fascism and anti-blackness does not align with metal music. Read the full piece here.

Whew! Never fucking overlook music history….

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Travis - Edgar Meyer (Featuring: Béla Fleck and Mike Marshall), Uncommon Ritual (1997)

This whole session is stupid musical, three absolute giants.  Edgar Meyer is one of those rare players that when they pickup their instrument the first thing you think is that this is how that is exactly how the instrument is supposed to sound.  It’s just so natural the way he plays.

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