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Aquarium Drunkard: Sidecar/April 29, 2020

Welcome to Sidecar, Aquarium Drunkard's three-times-a-week dispatch of audio ephemera, recommendations, and links. Do you appreciate our 24/4 radio stream, weekly two-hour show on Sirius/XM, Transmissions podcastThe Lagniappe Sessions—where your favorite artists cover their favorite artists—and our deep dive interviews, historical features, mixtapes, and audio/visual excursions? If you do, the best way to support AD is to contribute funds via Patreon. Pledge, get cool stuff, and support independent media.

Journeys In Satchidananda ~~ Versions

In recent years, the smoky, mystical groove of Alice Coltrane’s “Journey In Satchidananda” has emerged as a go-to vehicle for musical travelers of varying stripes. This two-hour mix—originally aired on Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard and now available exclusively to Patreon suppoers—stitches together a selection of these journeys, featuring Sarathy Korwar, Sarah Louise, Third Mind, and many more, plus live takes by Alice herself. 

Stephen Malkmus on Traditional Techniques: We’re Just Going To Wing It

For all its visionary put-ons, Stephen Malkmus’ Traditional Techniques hums with sincerity. Aquarium Drunkard caught up with Malkmus on a typical quarantine day to discuss the new record, punks finding their various freak flags, and the status of the upcoming Pavement reunion. 

Medeski, Martin & Wood by Vernon Reid (1995)

Via the archives of Bomb Magazine, musician Vernon Reid in conversation with the experimental fusion trio in between the release of their two seminal jazz/funk LPs Friday Afternoon in the Universe and Shack-man. "One of the joys of music is the art of the band whose whole transcends the sum of its parts; those ensembles that collectively make a sound greater than that of any of its individual members," wrote Reid, grouping the trio with The Modern Jazz Quartet, Funkadelic, The Residents, The Grateful Dead, and Bad Brain as a band "whose power comes from the forging of separate identities into a complete Wall of Sound."

Pentagon formally releases 3 Navy videos showing "unidentified aerial phenomena"

What a time to be alive!

Sven Wunder: Wabi Sabi

The enigmatic Sven Wunder is already back again with another internet-breaking LP of Eastern flavored grooves. “Yūgen” opens Wabi Sabi with the ringing of a gong, which initiates a resonating surge of Japanese-inspired flute, Chinese zither, and Tanpura. 


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