Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year Folks ! ! ! New Album Teaser ! !

New album coming up in 2012:

Insult on the Dance Floor

Joxfield ProjeX enters the Big Saloons - Watch Out ! ! !

Figures of Glass - a little teaser from the Insult on the Dance Floor album.
Enjoy a lot !

Figures of Glass by joxfieldprojex

The Dynamic Duo

Friday, December 30, 2011

Rare Joxfield ProjeX Track

The Pond Intermezzo (2006) was Joxfield ProjeX 4th release in a year. It was a 3 CD set and consisted of more than 3 hours of music. Its only release so far was self-printed in 20 copies which mostly were given away to friends in urgent need of new Joxfield ProjeX music. The first track on CD 2 is 'Dark Pitch', the track below, a dark dense psychedelic, mostly improvised marsch, also Part 1 in the Black Night Theme Suite (Mah God! where did all these names come from?).
Oax: Guitar
Yan: Pattern, keyboard, bass, programmed drums
Anyone interested in a zip-file of the whole album for free send a sign to (subject: TPI)

Dark Pitch by joxfieldprojex


Oax Pick - Tarfala Trio - Syzygy

Tarfala Trio - Syzygy (NoBusiness Records 2011, 2 x LP + SingleSided 7")

Anyone who didn't think you needed some great music the days between Christmas and New Year? If so, you're wrong, very, very much wrong.
Here's a mighty majestic 2LP + ½ 7" album by Tarfala Trio - some of the best improvised trio music you can get these days.
Mats Gustafsson blows his horns, Barry Guy speak to his bass like he (or it?) was God and Raymond Strid, ahh, Raymond Strid, what a percussive master he is - whatever he can't do with percussion has not to be done at all.
Four side-long tracks (+ the single-sided 7"), recorded live in Belgium and released in a most beautiful package, including a 12" photo-book, by the high quality Lithuania label NoBusiness Records.
Yet another day has been aurally saved.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Terrascope Rumble December 2011

For those of you who can't get enough of yours truely's reviewing of some odd sounds of muzak there is a new Terrascope Rumble section out now to wsave the last days before New Year. Pay a lot of attention to all great music mentioned in the long text. The last 1/3 written by yours truely. Take it away, Bob!

Joxfield ProjeX Brings You Silent Night/Night Silence

Part 1

Part 2

A recycled video made by The Altrev.
Music by your favourite band, of course

メルツバウ / 秋田昌美: Merry Christmas! (Merzbow's Silent Night)

A nice little video to reflect on


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Oax Pick - Alternative Christmas Album # 8 a,b,c & d - Eric Burdon & the Animals

Eric Burdon & The Animals - Winds of Change (1967)
Eric Burdon & The Animals - The Twain Shall Meet (1968)
Eric Burdon & The Animals - Every One of Us (1968)
Eric Burdon & The Animals - Love is (2 LP 1968)

This is one of the world's most underestimated band ever in my personal opinion, and when the book of rock and psychedelic music is written over and over again the band is often sadly overlooked. And it's a shame because the were so bloody good. Four albums (5 LPs) in little more than one year - and what a year!
Some of the tracks might be a bit dated, but most of them are classics amongst Joxfield friends and families. And God! how drunk we were when we tried to dance to some of them in those days.
The band? EB, of course, but also Berry Jenkins (drums) from the old Animals, and then added with Vic Briggs (guitar - the powerful attack-riff on Sky Pilot - it's his!), John Weider (guitar, violin) and Danny McCulloch (bass). For EOoU Zoot Money (keys, vocals) was added and for Love Is VB and DM left, Andy Summers joined (guitar - his 5 minutes solo on Coloured Rain is one of rock history's Top 10 guitar excesses).
A good bunch of albums to spend the day before Christmas Eve.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Aaaahh - A REAL Joxfield ProjeX Xmas Gift

Fridge Leftovers Comes Alive by joxfieldprojex

First came the rain, then the snow, just like an ordinary Swedish winter.
This is an un-released track from the infamous 2009 Novemeber Session at Camp Kolpebo. A week-long day and night session. The result became a lot of rough mixes of 4 hours of music, sounds & visions.
Four of the tracks found the daylight on the VoxLuxRabax album this year.
Find it for free here:

One of the plans was also to record a kind of pop music album during that session, Captain Solar Disk Cocooning (in the Joxfield ProjeX way (which means not THAT much pop)), a collection of tunes mostly with vocals. 'Fridge Leftovers Comes Alive' is one of these tracks, a bit jazz influenced.
Yan: Basic pattern, bass, programmed drums, keyboard (including one of the few, but very appreciated moments when Yan flip the keys and becomes a real live musician, which he sometimes pretend he's not)
Oax: Words, improvised sort of melody, guitar, ebow
Recorded live over the basic pattern with just one overdub each.

Open your heart!


Oax Pick - Alternative Christmas Album # 6 & # 7 - Iggy Pop & Acid Mothers Temple

Two albums? Let me explain...

Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power (1973)
Anytime, anywhere when I need to clean my messy mind I put on this record. It has been a part of the life of Joxfield och friends for almost 40 years and it has never failed it's mission - to bring us joy and rock n roll. So, when stumbling around in the city, trying to fix what has to be fixed with Christmas gifts, et cetera, being forced to hear one version worse than another of crappy Christmas songs playing in every "#¤%& loudspeaker in every "#¤%%& store, I find myself coming to an end: This Is It!!!!
Then I go back home, turn the original Iggy & The Stooges album on. Ron, Scott, James & Iggy save my mind once again. ThanX!!!

Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso UFO - The Ripper at the Heavens Gates of Dawn (2011)
Back to normal again, when the messy mind has been cleared, this is the choise. Could actually have been almost any album by these magnificent Japanese paychedelic weirdos from inside outa space. By releasing about 5 - 10 AMT related albums a year a single pick isn't the easiest task, but nevermind... I go for the newest one. A Mothers album a day keeps the doctor away (but Santa close enough to bring you gifts...)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Oax Pick - Un-Alternative Christmas Album # 5 - Dylan, Dean & Kurt

Bob Dylan - Christmas in the heart (2009)
Maybe not too much of an alternativ Christmas album, but can't stop being fascinated by the crackling voice of this legendary old goat. And, if anyone would have a time machine in 1966 and had sended Mr BD to our time, showing him this album, what would he have said? (The Times They Are a-Changin') Anyway, in a world where the two best un-alternative Christmas albums are Dean Martin's Making Spirits Bright and Kurt Olsson's Jul KURT med Damorkestern even Mr BD's album can match a bit.

This post is dedicated to Lasse Brandeby (a.k.a. Kurt Olsson) who sadly passed away way too early about a month ago. Bless him!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Great Christmas & New Year Hip Gong Gift !

New Year Hip Gong by ambientdarkwhite

We'd like to celebrate. The year has come to an end. We celebrate this by presenting an old famous hit by Ambient DarkWhite, 'New Year Hip Gong' a.k.a 'Hip Gong' a.k.a 'New Year Hop Hop' which strictly speaking is Ambient DarkWhite's fabulous remake of Joxfield ProjeX' 'Prince Gong Climbes The Great Wall At Mutianyu', the opening track from our 2006 release Nothing But Sofas. It's also the title track for Memories Of My Illusions blog which you sooner or later will find out when hearing the lyrics of this happy tune...

Merry Joxmas & Happy New Year ! ! !


Oax Pick - Nostalgia # 1 - Acid Mothers Gong

Acid Mothers Gong Live @ 06 Uncon (DVD 2008)
It was 3 evenings/nights 3 - 5th of November 2006, the Gong Uncon at Melkweg in Amsterdam. Me 'n' Yan were there together with 1500 or so Gongster from all around the world. Head-line the first night was Acid Mothers Gong - Daevid, Gilli, Josh, Hiroshi, Atsushi, Yoshida & Kawabata - freaking out for 70 minutes of poetic varieté and variable music improvisations.
Mighty nice being there, something of a kind that will never happen again, I guess.
Watching the DVD after a day filled with pre-Christmas cleaning of the appartment, washing some rugs, etc, brings me some emotional nostagia coming to my mind. You Never Blow Yr Trip Forever.

Oax Pick - Alternative Christmas Album # 4 - Milk Illusion

Milk Illusion - Demo EP (2011)
Why not? Keep the family close, one day they might be the ones who pay your bills.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Oax Pick - Alternative Christmas Album # 3 - John Mayall

John Mayall - Back to the Roots (2 LP 1971)
The voice, the playing, the strong songs, the huge ability to find right musicians for his music.... Say no more.
(This posting dedicated to TC3)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Oax Pick - Alternative Christmas Album # 2 - First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit - The Big Black & The Blue (2010)
Two sisters, Klara & Johanna Söderberg, performing lovely weird folk tunes, inspired by people like Joanna Newsom, Fleet Foxes & Bright Eyes.... but, wait... They're much better than being inspired copycats. Mighty original with wonderful vocal harmonies and strong tunes. Their future has just started.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Oax Pick - Alternative Christmas Album # 1 - Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - Between My Head & The Sky (2009)
When this great artist returned to the music scene it was with a brave and experimental album combining freesinging tunes with beautiful melodies. Yoko sings, Sean Lennon produces and plays together with a handful mainly Japanese great musicians.
An album that makes the day.