Aquarium Drunkard: Sidecar/October 19, 2020
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Transmissions: Beverly Glenn-Copeland
The release of the new collection Transmissions: The Music of Beverly Glenn-Copeland continues a wave of new appreciation for the pioneering folk, electronic, and experimental composer’s celestial and enveloping songs. Glenn-Copeland joins us to discuss science fiction, aliens, and picking up broadcasts from the universe. Available wherever you listen to podcasts (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, and elsewhere) and always direct from AD.
Going Home With Kevin Morby
Kevin Morby fled the midwest as a young man. What’s brought him back and how has it inspired his new album, the accepting and fervent Sundowner?
Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard: October 2020
Our monthly RFAD broadcast is now live. Listen via Dublab as Chad DePasquale welcomes us to his New Happy Gathering, Jason P. Woodbury sits down with Lodge 49 composer Andrew Carroll, Tyler Wilcox devotes Doom and Gloom From the Tomb to its namesake, Richard Thompson, and Marty Sartini Garner casts spells with an all-vinyl edition of Personal Sky. Individual shows are available for download for our Patreon supporters.
Yo La Tengo: We Have Amnesia Sometimes/Sleepless Night
Like most of us, Yo La Tengo have had a weird year. But the long-running band is making the most of things with two fresh releases: some things old, some things new, some things borrowed, some things blue.
Sonhos Secretos: Brazilian Private Press & Independent Press MPB on "7 (1980-85)
Sonhos Secretos, or Secret Dreams in English, alludes to the quiet aspirations of those that made these independent and privately released recordings as well as to the fact that many of these tracks have long remained essentially a secret. It’s also, to some extent, a reference to a certain dream-like quality that permeates this collection.
Jazz Icon Dave Brubeck’s Connecticut House Feels Frozen in 1963
Los Days: Singing Sands
Via Curbed, now you could own Dave Brubeck's one-time home, designed by architect Beverley David Thorne and situated on 7.5 acres of steep forested land in Wilton, Connecticut. "Finding inspiration in traditional Japanese architecture, Thorne wanted the house to mesh with the surrounding land, not combat it," write Megan Barber. "The rooms look out onto zen gardens, a waterfall, and a pond with a fountain and bright red bridge."
Together as Los Days, Tommy Guerrero and Josh Lippi have crafted a top notch desert oasis soundtrack with Singing Sands, offering compositions that evoke lazy afternoons in the cantina, sinister antagonists on the prowl, and the expanses of the cosmos, inner and outer.
Psychic Temple: Houses of the Holy
On the sprawling Houses of the Holy, Chris Schlarb assembles a four-pronged augmented Psychic Temple, recruiting rockers Cherry Glazerr, legendary jazz combo the Chicago Underground Trio, the psychedelic Dream Synidcate and rapper Xololanxinxo for a journey of moods and styles.
Sally Anne Morgan: Thread
On her excellent solo debut Thread, Sally Anne Morgan (Black Twig Pickers/House and Land) proffers a Blakean blend of the earthy and the cosmic, reveling in mystical folk traditions.
A hopefully note to go out on: they spotted the jetpack pilot again...6,000 feet above Los Angeles. Who are they? What are they doing? When will we be able to join them? Until next week...stay clean.