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Deep Purple – Deep Purple (LP, 1969)

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I love this record. A lot.

I first heard it sometime around 1988, when my old pal Kenneth gave me a cassette with it on one side. I remember listening to it while lying in bed, and drifting in and out of sleep.

I almost slept when Lalena began, and Rod Evans’ voice startled me, sounding as if he was in the room with me.

I accidentally sold my lp, but have recently repurchased it – this time a 1976 re-issue with a cool German hype sticker on it.

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If you aren’t familiar with this gem, you should give yourself the pleasure of listening to it whenever you’re ready to.

https://www.discogs.com/Deep-Purple-Deep-Purple/release/5903490

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Exithippies/Lotus Fucker – Disgrace To The Corpse Of Elmo/Lotus Fucker (LP)

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I bought this split for two reasons, first and foremost because it’s a Lotus Fucker record, and I really like Lotus Fucker. Second, due to the Exithippies cover art, which is another take on Sore Throat’s classic lp Disgrace To The Corpse Of Sid (Deche-Charge also made a version).

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I couldn’t find a video for this one…

https://www.discogs.com/Exithippies-Lotus-Fucker-Disgrace-To-The-Corpse-Of-Elmo-Lotus-Fucker/release/5199613

The Body – No One Deserves Happiness

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I first learned of The Body when they released All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood in 2010, I was intrigued but not convinced. This has changed with the release of No One Deserves Happiness. I read this article: 5 Electronic Albums That Taught the Body How to Make Noise-Metal. I took a listen. And one more. And I was hooked. It dawned on me how conservative metal, punk and grindcore has become. If you stray from the formula, you’re scorned and ridiculed. But for fuck’s sake. There is no evil in bringing studio musicians, guest singers and studio wizardry into the creation of your music. Even if you are doing extreme metal/noise. It’s a common belief among metalheads, grindfreaks and punks that they are progressive and open minded, but it is nothing more than a (false) self image.

Now go, have a listen, and let The Body blow your mind!!

https://www.discogs.com/The-Body-No-One-Deserves-Happiness/release/8260496

 

Cows – Cunning Stunts

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I honestly can’t tell how and when I discovered this album. But recently I stumbled upon a Spotify playlist I made with it, and I have listened rather much to it since.

The opening slap and crying child, is a instant attention-getter, and the following 39 minutes is catchy rocky bliss.

I rather quickly decided to obtain this album, and luckily at has just been rereleased, so it was a nobrainer getting it.

I really dig the cover, and I have a very soft spot for extensive liner notes.

https://www.discogs.com/Cows-Cunning-Stunts/release/7986638

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I have stolen the images for this blog post from the discogs entry, as I’m writing this away from my own copy of the record.

V/A – Hiatus, The Peaceville Sampler

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This is one of the best 1980’s compilations I know of, alongside A Vile Peace and Hardcore Holocaust, this is top notch! I especially like the variety of the genres on Hiatus. Gold, Frankincense and Disk Drive was a strange band to put on a punk compilation, but in a peculiar manner they fit comfortably. I suggest you track down a copy of this gem, the video below is of GF+DD, as I think they deserve to be heard more. Other good bands on Hiatus are Electro Hippies, Doom, Sore Throat and Extra Hot Sauce. Enjoy!

http://www.discogs.com/Various-Hiatus-The-Peaceville-Sampler/release/1727174

Jenny Hval – Innocence Is Kinky

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“That night, I watched people fucking on my computer”

Jenny Hval is a Norwegian singer. I don’t know much about her. I got the heads up on her from a post on facebook by Lasse Marhaug, who praised her. As I have a habit of delving into artists mentioned by artists I like (it all began when Limahl mentioned Prince in an interview…. (sic)), I gave Jenny Hval a listen, and was rather intrigued. Her sound is a strange dreamy/nightmarish poppy noisy experimental avantgarde one.

Her voice is soft at times and crooked and evil at times. I suggest you take a listen. Innocence Is Kinky is her second album, and well worth your time. Beware – it’s a grower!

http://www.discogs.com/Jenny-Hval-Innocence-Is-Kinky/release/4829675

Moon Duo – Shadow of the Sun

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I learned about Moon Duo via Instagram, I saw a photo of the band, and was intrigued by the band name. I then turned to Spotify and listened to their album Circles. As I’m a huge fanboy for repetitive patterns in music, and monotony, I was quite instantly hooked. I also have a weak spot for psychedelic rock, so Moon Duo hit me from two sides.

Shadow of the Sun is their new lp, including a 7″ with the fenomenal song Animal (video below). The album is a tiny biy more mellow than Circles, but just as mesmerizing and catchy. I have listened to it numerous times, and have a suspicion that this record will be on my top list at the end of the year.

They are playing Copenhagen next month, and I really look forward to seeing them.

http://www.discogs.com/Moon-Duo-Shadow-Of-The-Sun/release/6707399

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