Learn Your ABC's

with Deirdre Dionysiac

Scratching on Strings, Looping Pianos, Backyard Crooning & the Post-Punk Fare

Monday, February 20, 2017
14:00 to 17:00
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Artist Song Album Label Comments New
The Red Crayola Wives in Orbit Wives in Orbit Radar Records 1978; somewhat obscure later 7" release by the Mayo Thompson-fronted greats of art rock
Raccoo-oo-oon Uh-Oh Is Night People Night People 2005; cassette release of an Iowa City based noise rock band, active 2005-2008
Ryuichi Sakamoto War & Peace Chasm Warner Music Japan (yuck) 2004; help from Haruomi Hosono and Arto Lindsay on this track, among many others
Rapoon Pianos Colliding Alrealon Musique Presents:-:::From A to U::: Wire Magazine, Alrealon Musique 2015; long-time moniker of Robin Storey from :zoviet*france:
R. Buckminster Fuller Rome (sic?) Home to a Dome --- --- a youtube clip of Bucky singing about his beloved domes
Regular Music Idyllic Rhythms Regular Music Rough Trade 1985; avant-classical group formed by drummer Charles Hayward
The Raincoats Black and White The Raincoats Rough Trade 1979; joyous day!
Palberta Nose Bye Bye Berta Wharf Cat 2017; potent shortform art-punk spazzouts by a trio of Bard College grads *
Riasni Drova Consort Oy glian khto i na Boga, a potishy mene Below the Radar Special Edition: Zikro - Advanced Music from Ukraine Wire Magazine, Below the Radar 2013; scrrrratch
Rosa Eskenazi E kardia mou theli String of Pearls: International 78s Mississippi Records 2009; famous Jewish-Greek singer of Rebetiko and Greek folk music between the 1920s and 1970s. The release itself is one of the many well-curated compilations of bargain-bin "world/international" section finds, this time by Ian Nagoski, a radio host and musician who participated in Pelt's 2001 album "Ayahuasca"
The Riot Squad I Take It We're Through I Take It We're Through / Working Man Pye Records 1966; British garage rock group. This song was released on the 2004 compilation "Spacelines (Sonic Sounds for Subterraneans): The Roots of Spacemen 3", which was an album put together by Pete Kember (aka "Sonic Boom") of the songs that were formative on Spacemen 3's sonic palette. Check this album out if you're a fan of the band!
Rob Mazurek Octet Skull Caves of Alderon (excerpt) Skull Sessions Cuneiform Records 2013; Mazurek is a Jersey City produced (a product?) Don Cherry buff and unique trumpeter in his own right. He collaborates frequently with guitarist Jeff Parker under the name "Chicago Underground Orchestra" (where he has resided since his pre-teen years).
R. Stevie Moore I Got Into Your Mind Delicate Tension HP Music 1979; a tender, anthemic tune from the second LP release in Moore's enormous discography
Rex Ilusivii Moon Cage I In the Moon Cage Offen Music 2015 (orig. 1988); Serbian-born musician and composer who came to renown as a producer in Brazil in the 90's. The recordings on this album were released for the first time 27 years after their creation
Robert Wyatt Free Will and Testament Shleep Thirsty Ear 1997; backing guitar and harmony vocals by Paul Weller on this one
Randy Van Horne & His Swinging Choir Where Are You Clef Dwellers RCA Victor 1958
Raum Event of Your Leaving Event of Your Leaving Glass, House 2013; duo of the inimitable Liz Harris (aka Grouper) from Portland, and San Francisco-based ambient artist Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Roscoe Holcomb I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow An Untamed Sense of Constant Sorrow Smithsonian Folkways 2003 (orig. 1962); an unforgettable figure in the Appalachian folk tradition who doesn't seem to get his due in the discussion of the greats
Natural Snow Buildings Carnal Flowers Daughter of Darkness Ba Da Bing! 2013 (orig. 2009); 6xCD repressing of the self-released 2009 album of massive tribal/drone/ritual backwood goodness *
Renaldo & the Loaf Cast Iron Smile Behind Closed Curtains Secret Records, Klanggalerie 2016 (orig. 1979); recorded and then shelved for 35 years, and just released this past summer!
Remko Scha Untitled Guitar Mural 1 featuring the Machines Taal Beeld Geluid 1982 cassette; recordings from an installation in the Netherlands in which Scha, a computational linguistics professor from the University of Amsterdam, created music through motor-produced guitars played without human intervention
Ruth White The Clock Flowers of Evil Limelight 1969; Pittsburgh-born electronic music pioneer (the contributions of women in this field are innumerable) reading selections from Charles Baudelaire's "Les fleurs du mal"
Jose Mauro Talisma Obnoxious Far Out Recordings 2016 (orig. 1970); CD re-release of brooding MPB (a pretty uncharacteristic quality for Brazilian music at the time) by an artist who disappeared before the album was released *
Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd The Memories Returning Music from the Film Mysterious Skin Commotion 2005; ambient guitar & piano (as you could guess from the pair) from one of my favorite films, period
Roberto Musci Water Music Tower of Silence Music from Memory 2016; ambient-tribal ditties from the 80s/90s/00s reissued in on one gleaming LP
The Residents The Angry Angakok Eskimo Ralph Records 1979
The Red Crayola with The Familiar Ugly Free-Form Freak Out / Hurricane Fighter Plane The Parable of the Arable Land International Artists 1967; the opening of their groundbreaking first album
Rig Veeda and the Twins Creep Sometimes / Virginia M.C / Creep (flexi split w/ The McTells) Bi-Joopiter, Flexi 1986; came with the "Too Much Hanky Panky" fanzine
Rexy Funky Butt Running Out of Time Alien Records 1981 (reissued 2016 by Lucky Number & URU); this album is magnificent. a fusion of the best qualities from the French & British undergrounds of the time
The Reflections 4 Countries 4 Countries Cherry Red 1982 7"; Mark Burns (Alternative TV, The Good Missionaries), Karl Blake (Alternative TV, Lemon Kittens), Mark Perry (Alternative TV, The Door and the Window, The Good Missionaries), Nag (Alternative TV, The Door and the Window, The 49 Americans), and Paul Platypus (Doof, Exhibit A, Twelve Cubic Feet)
Rowland S. Howard / Lydia Lunch Some Velvet Morning Some Velvet Morning 4AD 1982 7"
Razen + Sheldon Siegel Razend Zand Razen + Sheldon Siegel (K-RAA-K)ł 2010; Belgian free jazz/tribal/folk fusion
Rose McDowall Tibet Cut with the Cake Knife Bad Fairy Productions 2004; solo album of one half of Strawberry Switchblad. McDowall also contributed backing vocals on many Coil, Current 93, Death in June, Felt, Nurse with Wound, Psychic TV and Boyd Rice albums
Red Asphalt Goodbye Sunshine UnReleased Egg and Anvil 2008; San Francisco Deaf Club-scene band that released one 7" in 1981.
Les Rallizes Denudes Night of the Assassins Tachikawa, 12th March 1977 (an italian bootleg...shhh...) 2015 (orig. 1977); Takashi Mizutani-fronted noise rock legends. Btw this baseline was totally copied by Dirty Beaches on "A Hundred Highways": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpuVRkJGZho
Red Balune Animus Maximum Penalty MCCB 1979 (7")
Rev. Louis Overstreet Working on the Building His Guitar, His Four Sons, and the Congregation of St. Luke Powerhouse Church of God in Christ Archoolie 1963 (reissued 2009 by Mississippi Records)
Roscoe and Ethel Holcomb I Wish I Were a Single Girl Again Mountain Music of Kentucky Folkways Records 1960; also included on the soundtrack of the film Zabriskie Point