It appears that the eclectic collective Steaming Mulch has finally spit out a new tune. We never quite know what we’re going to hear, but that makes it all the more interesting. The word is that there are more song partials traveling around the studio at ChurchHouse, so we should hear the next one soon……ish. Their sense of time does not mesh well with the real world. As always your guess is as good as ours as to the origins of the title (go ahead, guess. we’ll wait…………).
In the meantime…
‘Enormous And Turbo Smooth From Diamond To Rose’
Leave it to Les Claypool. How many bands is that man in? He always seems to be looking for something new to do, and here’s the newest thing – Duo De Twang. A down home bass and guitar duo mining the Americana stream. So far they’ve pretty much stuck to covers, some from his bands, some from other folks, but – oh my – what fun covers they are.
First a live clip from Soundcheck with a cover of Primus’s ‘Wynonna’s Big Brown Beaver’. For you bass players out there, sit back and enjoy. This video shows how much ground you can cover playing with two people. For anyone in to recording, amazingly clean sound for a live take.
And just for fun, a cover of ‘Stayin Alive’. There’s a combo for you – Les Claypool, down home pickin’ and disco. Yeee Haaa!
Music making technology continues to evolve. I ran across this in my internet travels and since Monday is always a happy day, I decided to share it with you. The tech is custom designed metal and computer ummm….stuff….I’ve attached the article which can explain it better.
So, if you’re going to make music with computers and metal, what would it sound like? It would be happy, of course, although I’m starting to wonder if my idea of happiness is a bit askewwww….
Here’s the article:
…and another video under the band name, Author & Punisher:
OK, you’re still happy, right? After you consume something, you should cleanse your palette. So, before you return to the land of doom, here’s a video extra. I realize you may see the band name, The Obits, and go, well I’m not sure this fits the idea of lightening up. But it’s my kind of sound, guitar rock, nice sound separation, cool running bass line. I also really like the sound they got for the guitars, tight and crisp. The video looks like it was shot at one of the many practice spaces I enjoyed back in the day.
If you’re not happy yet, I’m afraid there’s nothing I can do for you.
Well, thought we’d throw everyone some free swag considering it’s the holidays (any holiday you believe in is fine with me). So we recorded a cover from one of our favorite bands, The Gun Club and put it on SoundCloud for you free. So you can have ‘Ghost On The Highway’ for your listening pleasure as a download (did I mention it’s free?). We had a lot of fun recording it – it’s pretty much a ‘studio live’ version. Hope you enjoy hearing it as much as we enjoyed doing it.
– Pass it along to all your friends – (hint – it’s free)
Here’s the newest single from Velvet Wrinkle Wreckerds eclectic collective Steaming Mulch. We never really know what we’re going to see from them until the song is finished. As always with our group of friends it was recorded, mixed and mastered at ChurchHouse Productions Studio. It’s for everyone who’s had to find their way out of their own personal ‘Mordor’.
Yo, Mel – this one’s for you.
A lot of the music I like the best has one component in common – groove. It’s easy to hear in dance records from Industrial to Disco. But it’s also in places you wouldn’t expect – punk blues like The Gun Club or Americana like Reverend Peyton. The beat catches you and pulls you in to the song. It has a physical presence, it makes your body move.
Nile Rodgers is one of the great masters of groove. In this video he talks about finding the groove in all types of music. You may be surprised at some of the places you’ve heard his guitar playing without even realizing it.
His latest work is with Daft Punk. A lot of people like to trash ‘disco’. Where do you think a lot of the current dance music came from? You can really hear the guitar groove in ‘Get Lucky’.
Another gem from Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band. Real simple – vocal, guitar, drums, percussion. No over production. There’s a studio lesson to be learned there – the song is good; record it; don’t f*** it up. God, I love some open space in a song so it can breathe.
And it’s the friggin funniest video I’ve seen in a while. Same thing, a simple concept that fits the music.
Enjoy – gotta watch to the end – there’s about 30 seconds of space before the last shot – is it a test of the average person’s ridiculously short attention span?
Newly released this month, the four song EP from Electrostatic Rhythm Pigs (a.k.a. ERP). The music video recently released is a cover paying homage to a group that greatly influences their songs, Isolation, originally by Joy Division.
Take a listen to four song EP, and if it tickles your fancy, you can buy it.
The release of the 4 song EP was originally scheduled for this last fall, but after having some outside reviews of the final mix, it was decided to go back to the drawing board and re-master them. We have started putting out feelers for either sending the mixes out, or having someone come in. Either way, it looks like the release date will be bumped back to next summer. We are bummed, but it pays off in the long run.
Just uploaded the new single by Steaming Mulch, A Symphony of Delirious Fluff to the site. Check it out here. This is only available at the label site, so just a heads up.