June 1, 2008


...and the livin' is easy. I just got back from beamin' myself down to the vineyards and valleys of Sonoma CA to laze about in hammocks with a chilled glass o' earthly (yet heavenly) vino. What a day of fun in the sun... a spacerocker could get used to this. But instead I zapped myself right back to my cold, metallic orbiting satellite to bring YOU some serious spacerock! Cuz it's time for another installment of the Spacerock Continuum, and this set really brings the RAWK!!! From the ballistic motorik juggernauts of Finland's Circle, Japan's Solar Anus and the American sister bands Turing Machine and Maserati (with their irreverent piss-takes on the Synchronicity tracks by... The Police?!?!?) through the neu-metal of The Sword from Austin, Boris from Tokyo and Danava from Portland, and on through some slinky/sinuous American post rock and some classic "unclassifiable" (especially note the track from the always amazing and enigmatic Sun City Girls, from a recently-released collection recorded at the same time as their 1990 epic Torch of the Mystics), culminating in some experiMENTAL electronica from the ancient kraut masters, Cluster and Kraftwerk (80's-style robot rock this is not! So very psychedelic these fine young Teutons once were!). So, pour yourself a cold one, lay back in the sun, and enjoy...

Is it summer where you are?

The following tracks should appear in the player below:

Andexelt - Circle - Andexelt
The Extreme North - Solar Anus - Skull Alcoholic
Synchronicity III - Turing Machine - Zwei
Synchronicity IV - Maserati - Inventions for the New Season
Next Saturn (My Neighbor Satan) - Boris - Smile
To Take the Black - The Sword - Gods of the Earth
The Emerald Snow of Sleep - Danava - Unonou
Hippies - Tall Firs - Too Old to Die Young
Hanging from the Rafters - Human Bell - s/t
Disco & Haze - Do Make Say Think - The Whole Story of Glory
The Dog's A Vapour - Bauhaus - Go Away White
Drugs - Talking Heads - Fear of Music
Out in the Kitchen - Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - Wormed by Leonard
100 Pounds of Black Olives - Sun City Girls - You're Never Alone with a Cigarette
Nice Butterfly Mask - Sunburned Hand of the Man - Fire Escape
Hollywood - Cluster - Zuckerzeit
Kling Klang - Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk II