Saintseneca – Pillar of Na

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I’m absolutely rubbish at tags, largely because I’m rubbish at genres. Intentionally so, as I was once quite good at them, but age made me believe they didn’t matter and I found them easier to give up than opinions.

This is ironic as my work wants me to investigate linked data from the point of view of making our catalogue records richer and to ease resource discovery. Now, admittedly, that ain’t music, and a lot of the data being linked will be more to do with authors and their previous works, affiliations, etc, although subject headings may very well match loosely to genre in the academic output landscape, and our reliance on the always behind the times Library of Congress subject headings can be somewhat of a hindrance here. Ho hum. Bet you actually wanted to know about this music?

This music be music, and gloriously so.

I can’t work out if its a lone wolf who has many helpers or whether its actually a band who just use the main dude on their artist pic. The website doesn’t have an ‘about’ section. But that is as relevant as you want it to be, as indeed, are all things.

 

Trimdon Grange Explosion (s/t)

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There is no ‘fiction.’

There is no ‘non-fiction.’

Details exist so that non-creatives and dullards can argue about them

Be wary where you tread – this is the domain of the Alter Native

No sooner said than spun

Decline is an art form, you heathen!

If you find yourself no nearer your target than when you started, perhaps your target is an illusion

Who’s the man making all the connections?
I want to get a look at him
why, he looks just like me
are you sure this isn’t some kind of scam?
I bet he’s acting on suggestion
is anything he says or stands for true?
superficially I admit he might be of interest
but why should he be of interest to you?

Light switches that want to turn themselves on?

 

Rusalnaia – Time Takes Away

rusalnaiaSo seeing as I surfaced from my bedroom studio to take in the new Big Blood album, I had a scan round some other crannies of the real world. This one grabbed me, gently mind, but the last song also grabbed my soon to be 7-year old daughter so much that she demanded I play it again and again.

This is folk rock in the early 70s style with a psych-tinged witchiness to it, a lazy description but I don’t like descriptions because they tax my feeble mind. The nearest reference point I have to this is Espers, but with a more lullabilic (neologism alert!) feel, particularly the aforementioned last tune. Also Horse Cult.

The album was recorded over the span of some years and is made by two witch sisters who live in different countries.