Aquarium Drunkard: Sidecar/July 16, 2018
Humid funk out there, but we're keeping cool. Welcome to Aquarium Drunkard's bi-monthly dispatch of audio esoterica, interviews, mixtapes, and cultural ephemera, presented by Gold Diggers boutique hotel, bar and recording studios in East Hollywood, Calif.
Dive In :: Bomboclat! Volume 1-7
Ease back. Yeah the weather is hot, which makes this an ideal time of year to revisit AD's long-running, multi-volume Bomboclat! mixtapes series, featuring the finest, headiest, Jamaican rocksteady, dub, reggae, and dancehall. Volume 8 drops later this week.
Checked Out :: Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History of Library Music
Dive deep into the world of library sound music with artist and filmmaker David Hollander’s book Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History of Library Music, via Anthology Editions.
"Library Music, or Production Music as it is sometimes called, is music pre-made for budget-conscious film, television, and radio production. It was never commercially released but pressed to LP in small quantities for filmmakers to preview. It was made mostly in Europe, with some of the most legendary libraries coming from the UK, France, Germany, and Italy. This Library mix includes tracks from all over, but focuses on Italian Library from the 70’s, which provided the soundtrack to countless giallo and poliziotteschi films."
See This Movie :: Sorry To Bother You
When's the last time a movie made you wanna join a revolution? From visionary director Boots Riley, Sorry To Bother You feels like Michel Gondry does Repo Man, a vivid comedic/magical realist/sci-fi critique of capitalist dehumanization. This film looks, feels, and sounds amazing.
Now spinning :: Lafayette Afro Rock Band, Soul Makossa
To become one of the best American funk bands of the 1970s, the Lafayette Afro Rock Band had to leave the country. After forming on Long Island in 1970, the group surveyed the landscape: Funkadelic had released their self-titled debut and would soon drop Maggot Brain; Sly Stone was a year removed from Stand! and was prepping There’s a Riot Goin’ On; Curtis was in the world; James Brown was Soul Brother No. 1. Funk was proving that its pliability went beyond its grooves: free your mind, and you know the rest.
Lagniappe Sessions :: Rosali
Yup, we’re big fans of Rosali Middleman’s new album Trouble Anyway. Cut with an arsenal of who’s who players of the Philadelphia scene, the album soars and burns with the raw emotion of being scorned while falling in and out of love. For her debut Lagniappe Session, It’s not surprising Rosali picked three covers by women -- Gillian Welch, Cat Power, Karen Dalton -- who have walked similar paths and come out the other side stronger and bolder. Trouble Anyway is out now via Scissor Tail/Spinster Records.
Tune into the weekly two-hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, every Wednesday at 7 PM PST with encore broadcasts on-demand via the SIRIUS/XM app.
Our latest guest is Yosuke Kitazawa, discussing Light In The Attic Records' upcoming Japanese reissue series — a series that kicked off last year with the compilation Even A Tree Can Shed Tears and picks up next month with a grip of Haruomi Hosono reissues. Hear it on-demand.