Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Today is the darkest day of the year. And it's white...
We want to wish you A Merry JoxMas & A Happy New Ear
The Dynamic Duo

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Now It's Official - Tag It!!!

As it's hard to update every single social media there is to be found, and as we after years of being The Masters of a Very Sleepy web-site (so sleepy that we constantly re-direct it to our MySpace site) we've finally decided to not wake it up yet.
AND, as MySpace is very hard to keep in control (they change whatever they want to change whenever they want to do it without even ask the users about our opinion)
So, until we come up with something better Memories Of My Illusions will be the official place to find updates for Joxfield ProjeX' activites as well as all the other fuzzy stuff you'll expect find here every now and then.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Don't Fuzz With Fuzzy Duck

Just to bring you to some Attention!
Fuzzy Duck's self-titled one and only album from 1971. Intense prog, like some speeded up National Heath, Egg or so.
Paul Francis (drums, percussion), Mick (Doc) Hawksworth (bass, vocals, acoustic 12-string, electric cello), Roy (Daze) Sharland (organ, electric piano) and Grahame White (guitar, vocals, acoustic guitar).
(Roy Sherland was the organ player (not THAT organ) in The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. He's mighty.)
Learn it! Remember!
And, of course, this wouldn't have come up to the surface of our cultural and aural minds if it wasn't for Yan's lobbyistic efforts. Such a nerd he is!

Enjoy Eloy

Not too often I raise my eyebrows for old symphonic prog these days, but when I hear Eloy's 6th release, "Ocean", I must admit it's a hell of a good album. Four lengthly pieces, all including wellknown prog signs as well as space rock and - well - krautrock. If they would have their roots on The British Isles they might have had another and bigger role in the encyclopedias of Music of Inportance. 1977 was the year. Is this Punk Rock? Hell no, but give it a chance!
For friends of Amon Dûûl 2 ca 1969 - 1972.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Joxfield On The Radio

Two great shows running right now:

Aural Innovations Space Rock Radio


Radio Armana

Not only that you'll find your favourite Swedish dynamic duo presenting their fruitful efforts, you'll also find some other great space, psych and electronic sounds of muzak.

Be brave! See what's behind the links!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Reminder - AltRev's Joxfield videos

For those of you with short memory (and no illusions):

Some time ago we did send AltRev a few tracks from Joxfield ProjeX album "Numbers & Letters" (ca408) and some other of our tunes. He made some nice vids for us
If you check YouTube you can find 'em there. Go Psychedelic!
- Electric Apple
- Have I Been Here Before
- The First Days
- Silent Night/Night Silence (2 vids)
and more...



Avant Music News

AMN Picks of the Week (Nov 21, 2010)

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Guillaume Perret / The Electric Epic – Guillaume Perret & The Electric Epic (2010)
Gebhard Ullmann / Steve Swell 4 – News? No News! (2010)
The Usaisamonster – RIP (2010)
Lucian Ban / John Hebert – Enesco Reimagined (2010)
Dave Liebman – Turnaround (2010)
Joxfield ProjeX and Guests – Abstract Numbers (2010)
Joxfield ProjeX and Guests – Concrete Letters (2010)


(Who are we not to agree?)


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Attention! Mats Gustafsson - Needs!

For those who care about what happens out there:
A new LP from Mats Gustafsson. "Needs!" on the great Dancing Wayang label.
The first you see is the extremely wonderful art sleeve painting as an fold-out by Mathias Pöschl.
Then you put on the LP and if you coincidentally have no idea what you'd expect to hear you might think MG will blow you away, as you've been used to he's doing every now and then (and you love it).
But, if you've read anything about this release you'll have the feeling that this is something else.
And it is.
MG is playing with MG, the reeds man with the electronics one.
Is it music? Silly question. What IS music? Ask John Cage. He would tell you it IS music. But, who cares.
What MG does and how he does it is actually a bit unintersting. What's really intersting is how it sounds. And it just sound great, more like electro-acoustic improvisations than anything else.
And, as always with sounds of music, it speaks better for itself than if anyone, like me, is trying to pathetically explain the texture of it.
Challenge your mind, go and get it yourself!
The quick ones will receive an 3" additional bonus CDr.


Attention! Göteborg Art Sounds

I reade the news today, o, boy... And it was good new for those who care.
The every-second-year festival Göteborg Art Sounds will become an annual one from 2011 and on.
The festival always presents new, evocative and intersting sounds and music.
May 6th & 7th 2011 - Remember that!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Muse in Music review of N&L

Here are some words from The Muse in Music blog.
We're well aware that N&L needs its time to get into people's heads as well as today Time is something we always seems to lack. We do appreciate honesty and do think this review is filled with it...

TMIM reviews: Numbers & Letters, by Joxfield ProjeXNovember 23, 2010 | by Fred

From the land of Ikea, the Stockholm Palace, and Dolph Lundgren comes something truly massive. Joxfield ProjeX has just issued Numbers & Letters, its second 3-disc set in four years. Clocking in at 148 minutes and 24 tracks, this resembles Aunt Jude’s vegan Christmas as much as it does a record release: you’ll love some of it, you’ll hate some, and while it’s probably all really good for you, there will be leftovers for days.

Joxfield ProjeX is Stefan Ek and Janne Andersson. Friends for nearly 50 years, Ek and Andersson traded in improvised music in the late 60s and early 70s, and then fell under the radar from 1975 until 2005. After returning from extended hiatus, their output has been magnificent, at least in terms of quantity. In 2005 alone they issued a double CDR, a single CDR, and a live disc. They tendered their first 3-CDR release in 2006, at least five different releases in 2009, and a rarities collection named, inevitably, Smorgasbord in October 2010. Readers visiting their Discogs page will find the discography to be hopelessly out of date. Ek and Andersson (from here it’s “Oax” and “Yan”, their stage names) are too busy making netlabel music to bother with keeping up the books. The reader can be forgiven for asking if, at such an exhausting level of output, any of it is worth hearing.

The answer is yes, absolutely.

Disc A is titled Abstract Numbers. After a few false starts — extended keyboard and guitar jam sessions, lengthy prog-rock lessons, free-form jazz’ish, flangers set to 11 — the pot starts simmering with “Computer 2,” the last of an apparent triptych, starting with “Computer 8″ and continuing with “Computer 7.” It is an entrancing, mid-tempo ambient piece, awash with low-register synth, a slightly eastern accent and a spy movie finish. This is a good start, if only in geological terms. “Balinesean Jig” appears to be just that, a fast, African-inspired percussion rhythm atop a brief exhibition of distorted guitar chops. At under a minute, the song is far too short to leave any kind of a mark, but the following track is not. “For a Rainy Day Part 1″ is downright creepy: a complete remix of cyberpunk novelist Kenji Siratori’s “Double Bind.” The original work is noisy, admonishing and carnivalesque, in which an urgent spoken word track blankets a sparse cat-on-the-piano arrangement and electronic tinkering. The compressed, staccato, reverberating vocal work is well-served here in its industrial retrofit: processed and harsh noise, samples and feedback, the occasional squawk of guitar and flute. Devoid of melody or rhythm, it seems an odd choice for this otherwise cheery pair, but by all means it works as a one-time fix.

In other hands, “For a Rainy Day Part 1″ would have closed Disc A, but Oax and Yan opt wisely instead for a nine-minute rave. “The Conquer of TFD” is indisputably a dance track, or better yet a 140bpm treadmill run, going nowhere but going there briskly, thankfully kinetic and tangible, after nearly 40 minutes of precisely the opposite. The artsy and dissonant cello work of the final seconds is a deft touch, and a lovely one.

Discs B and C are titled, respectively, Concrete Letters A-M and Concrete Letters N-Z. The album titles prompt the listener to expect a discernible shift, a move beyond the esoteric number theory to something a bit more literal and grounded. But with such a wide-angle lens — two dozen tracks, six minute durations on average, many as long eight minutes or more — it is nearly impossible to divine any kind of course correction here. Dotted across all of Numbers & Letters are the progressive cartoon fancies of Ozric Tentacles, the crafty axeslinging of King Crimson, and the physical, sometimes frantic saxophone work of a David Lynch picture. Indeed, Concrete Letters A-M resumes exactly where Abstract Numbers left off, with six bonus minutes of house music (“In the Garden of Eden”). It seems that the central metaphor of this release is “more!”

After a second, not quite as unnerving appearance by Siratori, Concrete Letters A-M takes a fun turn with “The First Day.” The uptempo, thumping percussion and the Jews harp silliness put this reviewer to grinning like an idiot. Next, after so much emphasis on guitar and electronics, it is the drum machine that is at last given some space to breathe. Enter Geoff Leigh’s flute solo; even after 35 years, Oax and Yan hang on to their flair for improvisation. “Sanity Check” is a convincing sitar and tanpura day trip, although the song title won’t fool anyone. Disc B closes with “Dragons Fly In the Night,” where a public access channel intro and absurd Vlad the Impaler organ riff dovetail straight into a deadpan rock delivery, and conclude with all of the brass of a Terrence Trent D’Arby bit. That’s the thing about eight-minute tracks: R&B can share lodging with almost anything, as long as the songwriters mind their feng shui.

Sadly, Disc C could practically have been discarded altogether, and giving microphone time to the sort of tracks that failed Discs A and B. Where the path from Abstract Numbers to Concrete Letters A-M was obscured, a clear transition between those the last two albums sits in plain view. Here the drum beats level off, the textures dry up, and the ubiquitous improv begins strangling the craftsmanship. The finest track here is “Mind the Gap,” although by now the album has already traveled to central Asia once — for “Sanity Check” — and with much more impressive results. The listener is all but burned out on the instruction video guitar, the dazzling keyboard work, and the perambulating song structures. The tracklist even reprises the “Computer” series (numbered six, this one brings the grand total to four). By now the thing has become a lazy composition, with an uninspired drum beat and poorly-chosen synthesizer tones. To quote one of these last, flagging songs, “The Entropy is Strong.”

You have to love Joxfield, both as a musical source and as a pair of nice guys: their humor, their good nature, their unbelievable output. But Numbers & Letters is simply too long. A 148-minute opus may have a place in experimental music, but the more-is-more ethic done this way is a disservice to the listener (the interested reader might peruse their discography for one of the shorter works, say Shimmering/Mah No 1). As a collection of singles, Numbers & Letters is a success: it is a rare find indeed, to come upon a dozen tenable songs as diverse as “For a Rainy Day Part 1,” “The First Day,” and “Sanity Check.” It is frustrating, then, that the songwriters could not bring themselves to edit. Anything.

This 3-disc collection is perhaps just as valuable as a hub for discovering other talent: just look at the contributors’ list. Kenji Siratori’s collaboration with Joxfield — and with other musicians — looks quite promising, and his debut novel sounds lively (“acclaimed by David Bowie,” the copy keeps saying). At first glance, the music of cellist Sakamoto Hiromichi is moving and intelligent. Conversely, aficionados of harsh industrial noise might want to look up Churner, who makes a cameo appearance in “The Conquer of TFD.”

So Numbers & Letters is overfed, and not terribly concerned about diet or exercise. Nevertheless, it has a wardrobe full of skinny jeans, and they all make for fantastic playlists. Remember: this is netlabel music. It won’t cost you anything but your time: 6.5/10

Friday, November 26, 2010

What On Earth Is This, Mick?

Invocation Of My Demon Brother
Uploaded by riton23. - Classic TV and last night's shows, online.
In 1969 Kenneth Anger made an 11 minutes occult, experimental short film, "Invocation Of My Demon Brother". The soundtrack was made by, believe it or not, Mick Jagger, examining an early Moog.
I didn't know anything about this until recently. Have it made me a better person? No, but life's always a bit more interesting when the unexpected happens.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Short Notice

A couple of days ago following words could be read in the news section on King Crimson/Robert Fripp DGM Live site:

Pat's Out & About
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Nov 15, 2010

Aside from getting married recently, Pat Mastelotto has also been busy appearing on various projects of one kind or another. First up, his work appears on a new triple album by Swedish electronica outfit, Joxfield ProjeX. You can find out more about the album by visiting their website (http://www.archive.org/details/ca408_jp).

To be seen is to be, or?
And, yes, we congratulate Pat to his marriage, of course

Jazz - 3 In a Row

Right now there's a lot of Jazz Moods circulating in my living room. The sounds from various vinyl LPs on the grammophone's heard.
A couple of weeks ago I had some opportunities to see 'n' hear the majestic reeds man Mats Gustafsson in various constellations: The Thing & Otomo Yoshihide, FTJ (with Joachim Nordwall) and Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentett + 1.
At the first concert I bought the all new 11" piece of plastic "Jazz på Svenska" by Swedish Ass. a quintett featuring Mats, playing their tribute to Swedish jazz giants of the 50's and 60's, Lasse Werner and Lars Gullin, bringing their classic jazz into new territories.

Inspired by that album I just had to check whatever there was to be found by the two guys. Lasse Werner's still on my wants-list, but for Lars Gullin I found a great compilation from his famous 1951 - 1954 era,

"Danny's Dream - Lars Gullin 1951 - 1954 - The Legendary Years", a two disc set released in mid-70's by the Metronome label. Maybe not too common to hear jazz from these years on my player, but this album is just as good as I thought it should be.

I've always had some favour of British jazz from late 60's and ten years on, mostly focusing on artists from the Canterbury Scene, especially Soft Machine and artists related to them, but also people like Keith Tippett, Mike Gibbs and so on. Tippett's Centipede double disc album "Septober Energy" has always been an outstanding one for me. When checking up more of what there was to find in Tippett's catalogue including bigger bands I jumped into his 1977 project Keith Tippett's Ark and the double disc album "Frames - Music for an Imaginary Film". The band consists of 22 persons, some of them know from the Centipede Gargantua effort, others from the British jazz nad free form scene of late 60's and 70's. The 80 minutes suite in four parts is a complex piece of music, varies from strict composition to open and free improvisations, and with Julie Tippett's voice here and there, like a well-tasting spice mix this album becomes one of Tippett's best ever.
When having a little chat with Mats G during one of the concerts we talked a bit about Tippett and his music. I told him I've seen the rare "Frames" album at Harald Hult's excellent record store Andra Jazz in Stockholm, but the price was scary, 1200 kronor (about 165$). Mats consider Andra Jazz being the best and kindest record store ever, but "yes, Harald is a bit expensive...". Next time I was there the album was gone, I didn't even have to bother about the price anymore (instead I bought, yes, Swedish Ass). A couple of weeks later I bought it through the sales service at Discogs for 500 kronor (about 70$) and when it arrived I just realised what I've already heard - the album is magnificent. Ogun Records, of course.
It has been re-released on CD, but right now, who cares? Recommended!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Recent Music Heroes - Numbers & Letters review

Dear Kert Semm continue to bring light to our music. But, to keep us on the ground he brings us some valuable reflections, too. And we're happy he do.
Here's a review from his Recent Music Heroes blog
ThanX Kert!

Joxfield ProjeX Numbers & Letters (Clinical Archives)

Yet one year ago the Swedish pop music seemed to have strongly been associated with the sound of fields, sunshine and colourful flowers. You even know, such beautiful and safe, yet masterful and well-produced conceptions which fulfilled the task of muzak in the certain way. (The muzak as music is such a kind of listening object which is used to be predictable, i.e, keeping to live its own life from the very start without needing much attention and reasoning anymore). However, all my premisses were changed since I heard Joxfield ProjeX, by Yan and Oax leaded ensemble which showed up really deep and ungraspable point of view.

In fact, there has been a lot of albums within a year: Bits And Pieces# 1-13; Picnic; Virtual Dreams & Realities; Shimmering Mah No 1; Phantastique; and recently, Oddities And Rarities 2005-2010. No one of them were failed. Moreover, all the aspects of serious and intellectual-minded rock music were profoundly investigated on the aforementioned issues: from the progressive rock to the open-minded and over-the-edge-pouring space rock, ambient techno and kosmische musik conceptions.

A new one is compiled of 24 tracks (or 3 CD sets), including cooperation snippets of such luminaries as Pat Mastoletto, Geoff Leigh, and Kenji Siratori among other guests. It might be seem in comparison with the duo`s previous works it does sound more free jazz-y, incorporating the elements of pompous electro-rock/baggy-ish breakbeats, in Japanese spoken word, dream-loaded and hazy flute improvisations, ragga-rhythms and tanpura-sitar drones. However, it is obviously the first time when a release by their side seems to be a bit loose (or extrovert as it is already said), sometimes "uncomposed", based mainly on free improvised jams, or on the other side, sinking into the mould of avant-prog bottom. On the last third of the album, however, it smashes its head spot getting intensely to haze its boundaries and breaking on the other side. Though my top notch and recommendation is previously Oddities And Rarities 2005-2010, yet, those 24 tracks are very important part to get completed the whole regarding Joxfield ProjeX`s sound and conception. The whole picture of them became even more indistinct. And it is excellent, of course. By a Joker`s point of view indeed.

Find the original review on

Friday, November 12, 2010

Out now on Clinical Archives - Joxfield ProjeX & Guests - Numbers & Letters

Joxfield ProjeX & Guests - Numbers & Letters (3 Disc Set) (ca408) (November 12, 2010)

Yes, here it is. Find it, get it!

Disc A - Abstract Numbers
01 - Computer 8 - 5:34
02 - Computer 7 - 3:10
03 - Have I Been Here Before - 5:16
04 - Modern Sea - 4:25
05 - Computer 2 - 3:02
06 - A Secret Door - 4:45
07 - Balinesean Jig - 0:48
08 - For A Rainy Day Part 1 (incl. Double Bind) - 6:46
09 - For A Rainy Day Part 2 - 4:43
10 - The Conquer of TFD - 9:32

Disc B - Concrete Letters A-M
01 - In the Garden Of Eden - 6:13
02 - Kenji Self-Unit - 5:06
03 - The First Day - 8:19
04 - Sanity Check - 5:07
05 - Electric Apple - 8:32
06 - Landscape Ahead - 5:32
07 - Dragons Fly In the Night - 8:28

Disc C - Concrete Letters N-Z
01 - Computer 6 - 4:06
02 - Ruff And Tough - 4:53
03 - Mind the Gap - 7:12
04 - Shimmering Aohm - 7:56
05 - Silent Night/Night Silence - 13:48
06 - The Entropy Is Strong - 11:05
07 - No Kro Poh - 4:18

cover front
cover back
disk image

Words & Music by Oax and Yan except words on ‘For A Rainy Day Part 1 (Double Bind)’ & ‘Kenji Self-Unit’ by Kenji Siratori, words and sung melody on ‘Dragons Fly In The Night’ by Geoff Leigh.

Has Joxfield ProjeX become a Big Band with all these guests? And is this The White Album of Joxfield ProjeX? The answer is No on both questions. When we were about to start our new recording sessions in 2007 we had decided we wanted to bring our music into territories where we had never been before. To do so we wanted to involve other people and asked around amongst artists we liked and respected and to whom we could direct a mission - contribute to our music in an open-minded and creative way. Most of those we asked generously brought their inspiration to us and went into the project, sometimes for a specific track, sometimes for many of them.
Very quick we realised it was a huge project and when it all was finished we had about 2½ hours of music we didn’t want to split up. That’s why it’s a 3 disc set. The variation of the music is the variation of our minds, that’s how we are. For those who care Disc A - Abstract Numbers is maybe a bit introvert, reflective and the Discs B & C - Concrete Letters A-Z might seem extrovert, a little bit more easy-going.
Most of the music is recorded in 2007 with lots of additional recordings, editing and treatments in 2007 - 2010.

Joxfield ProjeX is still the duo Oax and Yan playing their instruments, programming stuff, adding whatever they find reasonable to add, edit and treat.
What about the guests? Most of them do have a long and deep history of success with various bands etc, but instead of fooling both you and them and pretend this music here sounds like anything what they’ve done with those constellations we suggest you check ‘em up by your own.

Joxfield ProjeX:
Oax - Most of the guitars and loads of other stuff heard all over
Yan - Most of the keyboards, percussion programming and loads of other stuff heard all over

Geoff Leigh - Flute, soprano saxophone, vocals, effects, Jews harp
Pat Mastelotto - Drums, percussion, samples
Nikke Ström - Bass
Håkan Almkvist - Bass, sitar, tanpura, percussion
Kenji Siratori - Spoken word
Hiromichi Sakamoto - Cello
José João - Elephantnoiseguitar
Churner - Harsh noise
Regina P - Vocal
Jan Ternald - Cover painting artist

For better information about who’s playing what on respectively track, please, check the info sheet.

Contacts & check-ups:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Smorgasbord - Review by Kert Semm

Today, on Kert Semm's blog Recent Music Heroes (http://agier.blogspot.com/), a great review on Smorgasbord. ThanX alot, Kert!!!

Check it here (autotranslated from Estonis):

Oax and Yan is back - two crazy old man is back in Sweden. And, as a rule I do not care what the old musicians do: I do not care what Robert Fripp and Holger Czukay make even Morrissey, Brett Anderson, Jarvis Cocker and the `i` i no longer feel the case against public interest. But these two 60s though a passport with an interest is languid. They are representatives of the old school, born a few years after World War II, however, make many of today's musicians for the eyes, miserably. Men are vinged makers, as they have defeated the gang last year `s King Crimson, Pat accepted and Mastoletto küberpunkar Siratori Kenji (the latter is also represented on this album).

"Smorgasboard" is undoubtedly a writer for this year's expected reliis. And once again, expectations are gullible, breaking parimadki imaginations of listeners. 12 tracking period 2005-2010, which will focus on "the rarities and veidrustele". True, it is added to the relative tautological as to be familiar with the duo earlier creations. Again, balancing the spatial ekspansiivsuse, krautrock-kosmische `i` s psychedelic music, and hypnotic electronic lõpmatusemärgi flow between and after. And when we talk about infinity, I'm doing so great reputation. It makes no sense to highlight the separate compositions, in spite of the fact that they differ greatly - so elemental as the emotional angle. Just saund it is infinite, cosmic good. I do not know exactly what could mean a "cosmic good," but this album I think of it aimavat as saund is self-sufficient, and the transcendental. You just have to take time off and let the sounds of emotions, and spirit guide. And if you watch and record label Clinical Archives plaadiümbrist diskograafianumbrit `i (402), it seems to matter even more ulmelisem. Your Inner Outer space is our space.

Listen to the album here http://www.archive.org/details/ca402_jp

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Smorgasbord - Oddities and Rarities 2005-2010

Smorgasbord - Oddities and Rarities 2005-2010

Out now on Clinical Archives

Orchestral; contemporary; noise; lounge; ambient; experimental; psychedelic; trance; spoken word; easy-listening music from Joxfield ProjeX

Joxfield ProjeX for dinner! Why not? “Smorgasbord” is a collection of oddities and rarities from the five years of Joxfield ProjeX existence 2005 until now. These are tunes recorded mostly between album sessions, out of context, standing on their own feet. Some of them are radical remixes/re-makes of something released/not released during this period. And believe it or not, you’ll find Kenji Siratori as a spoken word crooner… Enjoy the meal!

01 - Watching Andromeda on a Siberi 6.15
02 - Unnecessary Wounds (incl. Insane Asylum) 9.51
03 - The Steak 10.54
04 - As Close As You Are 3.35
05 - Jokesfield Installation 1 4.33
06 - GG Dancers on Trance 4.12
07 - Machine Place 7.30
08 - PnB 5 2.46
09 - Absent Gurus 16.43
10 - Surprise For Dr Y 2.32
11 - In the middle of winter - and a fly sits on the window 7.29
12 - New Andromeda 1.37

Yan: Keyboard, bass, percussion programmer, vocals, samples, treatments, a gentle and serious mind
Oax: Guitar, glissando, vocals, samples, treatments, additional bass and percussion, innocence and naïvity.
Guests: Kenji Siratori: Spoken words on 02 and 04
Sussi Johansson: Additional vocal on 04

All words and music by Yan and Oax. Kenji's words written by himself.
Recorded at Camps Kolpebo, Batang & Anna 2005 - 2010
Powered by Tin Can Music.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Education Pt 1 & Pt 2

Two gentle pieces of pure education.
Anyone not familiar with The Fugs? Well, here they are.
From Swedish Teli 1968. I remember watching it more than 40 years ago.
Good portrait interviews and complete, uncensored songs, including Ed Sanders hillarious introductions: Crystal Liason, I Couldn't Get High, The Garden Is Open, Super Girl

Pt 1

Pt 2

Take it away!


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Life Is Funny.... Tuli RIP

Read the news today, o boy...
Well, read today, but actually not the news of today, but, anyway, on the 12th this month Tuli Kupferberg passed away at the age of 86.
Both as writer, anarcho-beat-poet, singer and composer this guy has made parts of our lives much funnier, more serious and better.
For about twelve days ago, for no specific reason, maybe just coincidential, when driving the rented car through the landscape I put on a burnt CD, 'The Fugs - Live in the 60's' and through the partly bad sound quality I heard songs and presentations of them that made my mind go spiritual clear of pure joy, songs as the Tuli epic 'Nothing', here recorded in Sweden and called 'The Swedish Nada'. Maybe an homage without knowing playing these tracks.
Otherwise, for you who have no relationship to this guy, start the journey with 'Life Is Funny', a 14 seconds happy pop tune from the 1968 album "It crawled into my hand honest":

Life is funny
Life is free
Got all them goodies come to me
It's so funny I could cry
It's so funny you could die
It's so funny


Rumbles For July

Anyone interested in some artistic and wellwritten reviews from... yes, you're right, you have to be your own detective, dear Watson...



Friday, June 18, 2010

As If Anyone Would Notice...

...but the blog-master a.k.a. The Terrible Guitarist of the Cosy Combo, a.k.a. the unexperienced part of The Jane Henry Experience, the grey member of Ambient DarkWhite et cetera, et cetera, will enter the small countryside cottage (made famous through the cover art shown on the previous blog entry) for a month or so, for some well deserved resting, enjoying good reading, music, eating and drinking, sometimes in good company, watching the grass grow...

... well, probably you've got the message.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

This Week 5 Years Ago....

Yepp. This week 5 years ago Dark White Morning was recorded, unmixed, unedited and unoverdubbed.
Time flies like a jetplane.
It seems like yesterday, but also like 30 years ago.
Life's nothing but a surreal pudding.
Cheers for us!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Classic ! ! !

Can't resist this piece of art.
Joe Yamanaka was the original lead singer of Flower Travelli' Band when they released their super classic Japanese prog-psych album Satori in 1971.
This live version can't be more than 5-10 years old and he still has his strange voice kept in good condition.
I have no idea who the other musicians are, but I doubt any of them are from the original FTB line up. The three drummers in a row are nice...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Joxfield ProjeX vs. Ambient DarkWhite

It's made and it's played

Joxfield ProjeX vs. Ambient DarkWhite

Ambient DarkWhite's noir piece Death of a Sirloin Steak has reached its destiny through a Joxfield ProjeX' psychedelic ambient noise RMX, The Steak.

Capture it on the player - Shake yer legs Yeh Yeh Bla Bla!

Might be released as a split single in Futura

The Joxfield ProjeX Dance Patrol



Saturday, April 24, 2010

Anyday Now

Just an ordinary Saturday morning, could be any day and it just is.
The sun is shining and that's nice, brings some energy to life.

On the player is Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.'s 'Cometary Orbital Drive' (2008), a 70 minutes piece divided into four parts, based on the note sequence A-E-D-A-G-Db, repeated within the frames of various surroundings, creating a mantra-like psychedelic symphony of a kind seldom heard.

Following that is the same band's very beautiful and varied 'Univers Zen Ou De Zéro A Zéro' (2002), the extended 4 LP version. Could this be Acid Mother's best album? No-one will tell you and no-one will ever know. Band pix above is probably from around that time.

meanwhile working hard on the cover of the forthcoming split single by Joxfield ProjeX/Ambient Darkwhite, 'The Steak RMX'/'Death Of A Sirloin Steak'.
Stricly limited once in a lifetime pressing, out on Tin Can Music in a present future close to you.
Keep updated!

Friday, April 16, 2010

This Is Art!!!!!!!!.....

....and also partly an explanation why I love this guy.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Reach Out And Grab It!

....well, if not grab at least you can use your finger and copy this link
and find out what yours truely occupies his mind with when not hunting Yan in order to fix this and that with our own weird Joxfield sounds of muzak.
April's here and with that new reviews and rumbles in mighty Terrascope Online.
Grab it!


Monday, February 22, 2010

GONG - Escape Control Delete

Aahh, Give Me Sweet Potato.
50 seconds of interviewing, then the Muzak, bringing back memories from early summer 2009.
Summer? Remember that un-snowy period of the year?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Other Activities

The cold and gloomy winter continues.
Maybe it's a bit beautiful when the sun shows up and the white snow tenderly sparkle.
But, when it's grey and cloudy, day after day....
Ok, there are other activities to do other than whatching the sky and catalogize the shifting of clouds.
You can read what your favourite reviewer has in mind..



Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Past Is Present 2

Something to put your teeth in...

Nynningen - För Full Hals (1973)

Nynningen - 1974 (1974)

Nynningen - Äntligen En Ny Dag (1976)

The Band ca... well, maybe around 1973. With a core of four or five members there was also about 25 others circulating to and fro.
And for anyone who don't understand the sung words, don't give up, let the music speak.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

'Appy New 'Ear

A New Year in town....

And forthcomming aural terror from the bums...

Watch Out!!!!