Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mind Left Body Jams

Sorry for the slackness in posting. Summer is fizzling out and I've been chasing the sun. As the cooler weather comes I hope to be more diligent in posting. That being said, I have three amazing tapes to share with you good people...


As one third of Emeralds, Mark McGuire is at the forefront of the New New Age. Somehow Mark has found time to record some solo jams in the face of his unit's highly prolific release schedule. "Light Movement" consists of four pieces of solo guitar paintings that drip with exquisite beauty. Perfect for a late night session or the stillness of a newborn day.

Mark McGuire "Light Movement" Self Released 2xCassette 2008

1.the path lined with colorful stones
2.under new-age skies
3.dividing lines
4.the turtle and the lizards and the snake and the dragon flies and the field mouse all sat on the riverbank

Vibrate On

II. Day

My friend Russ Waterhouse(Blues Control,Watersports,WhiteTapes) turned me on to this Florida fuzz crew. These boys make swampy garage murk stretched into oblivion. Every sound is burnt to hell yet the licks remain tasty beneath the heavy coating of sonic ash. Think of Tangerine Dream's first record getting ass raped by the American "Nuggets" box while the "Lysol" era Melvins rub one out in the corner. A must have.

NASA "Bummer Daze" Not Not Fun CS 2008

1.(no song titles, I recorded the whole cassette as one 40 min piece)

Journey Through a Burning Brain


A bit of serendipity surrounds this next piece. I was hanging at a friend's pad, perusing his roommates awesome record collection when the title of this tape caught my eye. "Sounds of the Mothership" I grabbed the tape to discover a beautiful cover depicting a sunset/beach scene complete with three hovering craft above the horizon.The music contained within this nearly thirty year old tape is a gorgeous droney mix of space synths, sitars and various echoed out percussion. The man responsible for this "music for meditation" is a New Zealander named David Parsons. Mr.Parsons has gone on to achieve moderate fame with more subdued sounds but it is "Sounds of the Mothership" that will appeal most to us acid casualties. It turns out this tape was left behind by James from The Skaters and its not too hard to see why he keeps calling my friend to get his tape back. Don't worry brother,yr in safe hands.

David Parsons "Sounds of the Mothership" Sun Energy Communications CS 1980*

1.Meditation on a Lonely Pool
5.Tree Spirits

*note-this tape has seen many miles and dusty smoked out tape players,while most of the tape is pristine there are some rough patches; which in my opinion, add to the charm.

Sleep Sound


Gravalax said...

"Think of Tangerine Dream's first record getting ass raped by the American "Nuggets" box while the "Lysol" era Melvins rub one out in the corner."


Jason said...

this david parsons tape is so f'ing great. have you heard peter michael hamel's 'aura' (that's the name of the mp3 album title i have)? i think the lp is called "hamel". also paul horn's inside II, in particular the 1st side. both also very good trip records.

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Anonymous said...

Do you happen to have a scan of the cover to David Parsons' Sounds of the Mothership?

Jason said...

cover art scan here: