We travel far and wide, and sometimes use magic, to bring you the best tunes here at Bombast. This week we feature Sound d'Afrique, one from the vaults, "literally"--as well as some internet treasures and illicit gems. Things turned out to be less musically "weird" than emotionally so. I just can't work up any feelings about the experience--I couldn't when it was happening, and I can't now! "Shallowness of affect," I'm telling you. There is this Kids in the Hall monologue / short in which Bruce McCulloch talks about "a dog for whom I feel nothing." To me this show is that dog. But it is a really cute dog, you guys:
Maybe someday this program and I will have a moment. That'd be nice! I'm not up to it right now. I'm just having a week. The music is good, though; I wouldn't lie to you about that. That Toiling Midgets bandcamp site is something everyone should visit, as is the Osaka Music Concern soundcloud. [thx Brian!] Finally, the "other" b-side of The Julia Sound's new single is available here. Apparently they are trying to set up a show in Ithaca--again, that'd be nice! As for A.R.Kane, whose song TJS covers, they will have their moment, sooner or later.
BOMBAST playlist, 2013 August 14, 2100-2300:
- DJ Hell and Klaus Nomi: "Cold Song 2013 - DJ Hell Official Remix" [International Deejay Gigolo]
- Pablo: "Bo Mbanda" [Mango] / "Physical Evidence"
- Jaw & Kevork Keshishian: "Hazihi Laylaty - Soul Clap Remix" [Circus Company]
- Asia Argento & Tim Burgess: "Ours" [Nuun]
- Hooded Fang: "Trasher" [Full Time Hobby]
- Sampleman: "Meadow Meal" [Soundcloud self-release]
- UNER: "Bonheur, Pt. 1" [Cadenza]
- Kambou Clement: "Dounougnan" [Mango] / "Physical Evidence"
- Jay Farrar: "Damn Shame" [Artemis / Sheridan Square] / "Listening Parlour"
- Jeri-Jeri with Ale & Khadim Mboup: "Casamance" [Ndagga]
- Camera: "Meteor" [8MM Musik]
- Toiling Midgets: "Snothead Goonsquad" [Bandcamp self-release]
- Julia Holter: "Horns Surrounding Me" [Domino]
- Etoile de Dakar: "Jalo" [Mango] / "Physical Evidence"
- The Human League: "Being Boiled" [Caroline / Virgin] / "Listening Parlour"
- Section 25: "Bad News Week" [Factory Benelux]
- Tijuana Panthers: "Forbidden Fruit" [Innovative Leisure]
- Mount Kimbie: "You Took Your Time" [Warp]
- The Charlatans: "Over Rising" [Volume]
- The Julia Sound: "When You're Sad" [Bandcamp self-release]
p.s. I wasn't aware of it when I was on the air--bad news travelling slowly, I guess--but Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes passed on this Tuesday. May he rest in peace.