Orlando Riva Sound

Orlando Riva Sound - "Moonboots"


Tele Music + Lime

Various Artists, Le Disco: Tele Music Remixed (DJhistory.com)
Sneak preview of a pretty sick-looking comp. from the new (or at least new to me! hope to see more of this stuff) download section over at DJ History. Top shelf group of remixers (Mudd, Idjut Boys, Ray Mang etc.) having a go at some wild disco from a series of French library records called Disco & Co.

"Tele Music - Baby's Band (LeoZero Edit)"

Lime, Your Love (Prism 1981)
Finally found these for cheap at the Flea, Lime has been on my radar for a while ... especially since hearing the Dimitri From Paris edit of "Agent 406" on the Kings of Disco comp.

Lime - "Your Love (Re-Mix)"

Lime - "You're My Magician"

Lime, Lime II (Prism 1982)
What was it about Montreal anyway? Between these dudes and Gino Soccio, Canada pumped out some HUGE disco cuts.

Lime - "Babe We're Gonna Love Tonight"

Lime - "No Reply"


Viva No. 5

Spooky ooky ooky Halloween show

Frank Comstock - On the Dark Side of the Moon
Mothers of Invention - Return of the Son of Monster Magnet
Liars - Broken Witch
Tom Waits - Underground
Zombies - Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)
Band of Bees - These Are the Ghosts
Bo Hansson - The Black Riders
Goblin - Theme From Profondo Rosso
Lone Ranger - Barnabas Collins
Vampire Sound Inc. - The Lions and the Cucumber
The Vamps - Oba Oba Macumba
Gary Numan - Observer
Suicide - Ghost Rider
A Frames - Death Train
Roky Erickson and the Aliens - Two Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)
Dead Moon - Graveyard
Flaming Lips - Lucifer Rising
Donovan - Season of the Witch

And if yer going out Friday, swing by the Viva shindig at Royal Oak (click for larger image):


Hatchback @ Dazzle Ships

Not sure if I can make it out to Heathers tonight, but this looks tasty. "White Diamond" is such a fuckin jam ... I need to get that record.


Asha + Die Zwei

Came up on some sweet disco records this afternoon at the Flea -- Asha Puthli, two from Lime (stay tuned) and some crazy electro from Die Zwei that you can rock at your election-night party.

Asha, L'Indiana (Dash 1979)

Asha - "I'm Gonna Dance"

Asha - "There Is a Party Tonight"

Die Zwei, Grapsch! 12" (Personal 1984)

Die Zwei - "Grapsch! (Communist Party Mix)"

Die Zwei - "Grapsch! (U.S. Mix)"

Also over the weekend caught Kehinde Wiley's solo show that has another week or so left at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Only 10 paintings but worth the trip imo. (So was Saya Wookfalk's No Place (pre)Constructed, a romper-room temple colonized by very highly evolved sock puppets.)

Kehinde Wiley, Rubin Singleton


Viva No. 4


Peter Laughner - Baudelaire
Strapping Fieldhands - Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)
The Mirrors - We'll See
'68 Comeback - Bending Like a Willow Tree
Chrome - March of the Chrome Police

Eat Skull - Shredders on Fry
Sic Alps - Hey! Sofia
Times New Viking - Faces on Fire
Blood on the Wall - Gone
Crystal Stilts - Crystal Stilts
Les Georges Leningrad - Moster Klaw
Endless Boogie - The Manly Vibe
Pierced Arrows - Frankenstein
Magik Markers - Body Rot
Tyvek - Air Conditioner
Psychedelic Horseshit - Lost Since Now

Vivian Girls - Damaged
Grifters - Corolla Hoist
Guided by Voices - Indian Was an Angel


Byrds + Fleetwood Mac

Couple of photos from my trip to the Catskills and a couple of important slots I filled in my classic rock stash. What, you act like you never seen a big balloon shaped like a bulb of garlic before.

The Byrds - "Fido" [1969]

Fleetwood Mac - "Tusk" [1979]



Playing catch-up

Viva Episode 3 [10/11/08]
Fontan - Early Morning (Original Tempo Version by Studio)
Emperor Machine - Non-Functioning Apeman
Gang Gang Dance - House Jam
Osborne - Ruling
Matmos - Polychords
Metronomy - Heartbreaker (Discodeine Mix)
Steinski & Mass Media - Let's Play It Cool (Hippie Boy's Jungle Mix)
Soft Rocks - This Is Our Big Noise
Lindstrom - Grand Ideas (Johan Agebjorn Remix)
Professor Genius - Hot Dice
Our Sleepless Forest - Haze

Viva Episode 2 [10/4/08]
Algarnas Tradgard - Rings of Saturn
Jacks - Gloomy Flower
Blossom Toes - When the Alarm Clock Rings

Ersen - Gafil Gezme Saskin
Los Dug Dugs - Smog (Reprise)
Black Lips - Boomerang
Debris - Tricia
63 Crayons - Heal Us
Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes - Roc Alpin

Os Brazoes - Modulo Lunar
Gal Costa - Tuareg
Selda - Meydan Sizindir
Wooden Shjips - Shrinking Moon For You
Brightblack Morning Light - Hologram Buffalo

Deadheat @ Bowery Electric [10/2/08]
Franco Falsini - Parte 2
Ersen - Sor Kendine
Spacemen 3 - Take Me to the Other Side
Boris - Afterburner
Les Rockets - Sci Fi Boogie

Caribou - Sandy
Panda Bear - Good Girl
Honny & the Bees Band - Psychedelic Woman
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Forever Heavy
Six Finger Satellite - Rabies (Baby's Got The)

Creation - Making Time
Chocolate Watchband - I'm Not Like Everybody Else
Black Lips - Dirty Hands
El Guincho - Palmitos Park
Map of Africa - Dirty Lovin'
Sonics - Strychnine
Dead Moon - Dead Moon Night
Oblivians - The Leather
Monks - I Hate You
Danny Gold - Throwdown (Pilooski Edit)
Rare Earth - Magic Key
Boz Scaggs - Lowdown


Magical Power Mako

Magical Power Mako - "Open the Morning Window" [1973]

Magical Power Mako - "Cha Cha" [1973]


Gang Gang Dance + Kelpe + Zombie Zombie

Gang Gang Dance, St. Dymphna (Social Registry 2008)
Always kinda liked GGD in theory but never listened much .... that's gonna change with St. Dymphna. This is what I've always wanted them to sound like -- messy-beautiful global rhythm electronix, order meets chaos. Something clicked for me on this one.

Gang Gang Dance - "House Jam"

They also conducted the New York version of Boredoms' 88 Boadrum on 08/08/08, check out this excellent footage from UN:ART:IG:

Kelpe, Extraquarium (DC Recordings 2008)
Vinyl and download only remix record feat. Architeq, the Boats, the Oscillation, and Zombie Zombie ....

Kelpe - "Whirlwound (Stormy Version)"

.... which reminds me I never passed along the crazy vid down below that a friend put me up on a couple months ago. Yeah it's confusing that there's more than one zombie band with a John Carpenter fetish but if you remake The Thing in stop motion with G.I. Joes I'm apt to cut some slack.

Zombie Zombie - "Driving This Road Until Death Sets You Free"


Great 1971 movie by Nicolas Roeg with haunting beautiful music by John Barry ... also uses Stockhausen's Hymnen throughout in some of the amazing collage scenes. Worth watching.


Crystal Stilts + Cause Co-Motion!

Been posting about these guys a lot lately but they're two NYC favorites .... both hitting the West Coast soon after shows at Death By Audio (this Sat.) and Pianos (for CMJ on Oct. 23). And both with new records on Slumberland.

Crystal Stilts - "Shattered Shine"

Cause Co-Motion! - "Which Way Is Up?"