The entire Nest Egg discography

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I’ve been meaning to post their new(ish) album Dislocation since I got the mailout from t’Cardinal, but just, y’know, not got round to it. And the tab has been sat there waiting for me to do that thing. and I didn’t do it.

So what I did instead was listen to the other albums they had on their bandcamp, and it turns out they is all good, really good. Hypnotic and trancey with a fondness for also bringing the noise.

Of course, they aren’t aiming this music at me, despite the obvious disguise in dressing it up in so many of my favourite musical traits, the bastards. But they actually say this is for nihilists, and I am not a nihilist. Nothing is impossible (there’s a double meaning there, people; a clue that has been with us all along). So we’ll have to agree to disagree, philosophically, and just dig the music.

There’s more, too. But I’ll not post them all. Go and have a listen.

 

 

 

Songs Of Green Pheasant – self titled

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And this is why I hate describing music. The fan who put a thing on this ones page said it sounded like Simon & Garfunkel, which almost put me off even trying it, even though I quite like Simon & Garfunkel when I’m in the mood, but, man, its just so sixties.

And the crazy thing is, well, not crazy actually, crazy is a whole different thing, in fact, this isn’t even odd really, the thing is, Simon & Garfunkel actually are a very decent reference point for this music, although I would say with added hypnagogia, haziness, possibly extra substances (don’t know how clean living S&G were and can’t be arsed to look it up; equally, am making assumptions here based on the hypnosis in the music but I might be wrong).

Yet this music on several occasions made me all but weep with joy (where have I heard that phrase before?)

Looks like I’m going to be tossing a coin next Bandcamp Friday. Or, at the rate I’m going now, rolling a dice.

 

 

Kadey Ballard – 7 of Cups

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Having been giving myself to new me music for what seems like forever (lockdown has been very creative), I figured I needed to listen to other people again for a while before I dive in to deciding the order of my next album.

So yesterday I dedicated to working from home, obviously, but also listening to stuff on Bandcamp that I’d been notified about, or that others that I follow had bought, or whatever caught me eye.

And everything was shit. Actually, I should just say it didn’t grab me.

Maybe it was a mood thing. Today has been two out of two on the hit rate, and this was the first. Drawn in by the title, because tarot, this is a serious contender for my purchase on the next Bandcamp Friday. Lady and acoustic guitar. Brilliant songs. Nowt else needed.

I didn’t want the album to end.

 

 

Valerio Cosi/Enzo Franchini – Live Archives I: Batcave, Tilburg MMVII

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It’s that Friday where Bandcamp do that good thing they do again. As promised, I bought myself the Follakzoid album that I promised myself last time, but I also added this to the cart, because I like this. But I almost always like what Valerio Cosi does.

 

Fuzzthrone (self titled)

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I wasn’t expecting to like this because, generally, I rarely do stoner-rock stuff these days. So I don’t know why I played it. But I played it.

Which led me to wondering what it was about it, but then I remembered something I said to my mate the other day, a thought that I’ve held for a long while now – if music resonates with you then you don’t have to explain yourself. You don’t have to justify it to anyone. If you like it, you like it.

I like this.

 

 

Elijah – Augmented

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Sometimes I find myself wondering what the next thing will be. For example, what song will I write next? Then the obvious answer – if I knew that, I’d have already written it. Doesn’t stop me being surprised sometimes when it happens though.

Ditto this. I also occasionally wonder what album I’ll discover next that comes out of the blue, which again, is a bit of a nonsense to wonder. We humans are good at nonsense wondering. But anywho, I discovered this this morning. And it’s years since I’ve listened to music of this ilk, so I’m quite surprised by it.

Chris might like this one. Not sure about the rest of you though.

 

18th Day Of May – self titled

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Now, we all know that Assumption is the Mother of all Fuck-ups. However, piqued as I am by unusual artist names, I find myself assuming that they probably formed on an 18th of May. Otherwise, why that day in particular? Unless they pulled a date out of a hat. Depends if they have a hat. Most people have hats. I have a hat. Actually, 3. I count a baseball cap as a hat. Otherwise its 2.

They’re no longer active as an artist. I wonder if the date they decided to not be active – if decided they did – was the same, or different? Or did they pull that out of a hat as well? These are important questions!

Should you feel the need for something mellower after Banshee, this is your thang. Not unlike the equally intriguingly named Trimdon Grange Explosion.