I've got a Triple Threat of personal and global expectations happening the first week of November 2020:
1. That I will buy a house.
2. That I will have healthcare.
3. That WE will have a new president of the United States.
Upon writing this these factors are complete unknowns but filled with HOPE for the future. AND it's Daylight Saving Time - let there be more LIGHT!
I've also got a new Spacerock Continuum for ya'll, so DIG THIS! First I'm digging into the distant psychedelic PAST for a different kind of Triple Threat with tracks from The James Gang (1970), Blue Oyster Cult (1974), and The Amboy Dukes (1968)!
Then I continue my 3-month feature called MULTI-PLAY with the second installment featuring multiple tracks from a highlighted artist, and this time it's Japanese pysch/folk/prog weirdos GHOST! I've mixed FOUR of their tracks together for your listening pleasure, and if you've never heard them before I hope this blows your space socks off!
Then we delve into the not quite as distant past with early-oughts oft-overlooked should-have-beens Ambulance Ltd, then deep back into the 90s with the spacier side of the indie rock that was flourishing in those days with Archers Of Loaf, Built To Spill, The Boo Radleys, Bailterspace, Dinosaur Jr, and Husker Du! Next up, a band that was hitting their peak back then released a fantastic comeback in 2020: the one and only Hum, followed up by a fantastic modern band that harkens back to the glory daze of shoegaze, Ringo Deathstarr, then with a little post rock homage to their forebears, the mighty Mogwai, it's obscure but wonderful G-Plan.
Then we round up the TIME with a segment featuring only what I would call Modern International Psych; artists that are as diverse in SOUND and location of origin as they are pleasing to the SOUL: Julie's Haircut (Italy), Radar Men From The Moon (Netherlands), The Dunes (Australia), Pretty Lightning (Germany), Kooba Tercu (Greece), Alber Jupiter (France), and Muun Bato (Minnesota, US). The "scene" is not only alive and well, it's GLOBAL, and offers us solace during worldwide MAYHEM. The sounds of SPACE will comfort us during this dark TIME, because it has been said that..
"IF ART IS HOW WE DECORATE SPACE, THEN MUSIC IS HOW WE DECORATE TIME."
Spacerock Continuum Intro - bRambles
The Bomber - The James Gang - The James Gang Rides Again
Astronomy - Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties
Journey To The Center Of The Mind - The Amboy Dukes - Journey To The Center Of The Mind
Aramaic Barbarous Dawn/Leave The World!/Hazy Paradise/Piper - Ghost
Yoga Means Union - Ambulance Ltd. - s/t
Velvet Waltz - Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On
Lazarus - The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps
X - Bailterspace - s/t
Little Furry Things - Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me
Eight Miles High (Byrds cover) - Husker Du - single
In The Den - Hum - Inlet
There's People Lying Dead In The Stairwell - G-Plan - All Roads Lead To This
Until The Lights Go Out - Julie's Haircut - In The Silence Electric
What The Lightning Said - Radar Men From The Moon - Strange Wave Galore
Ukunta - Kooba Tercu - s/t
Uber En Colere - Alber Jupiter - We Are Just Floating In Space
Planet Of The Children - Muun Bato - s/t