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If you’re in Chicago June 13th, I’ll be there on a bill supporting Silver Apples. The college version of me is, like, freaking out over this. Info.

If you’re in Chicago June 13th, I’ll be there on a bill supporting Silver Apples. The college version of me is, like, freaking out over this. Info.



April 23, 2014, 1:28pm

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The second new record from Ethereal Sequence is Bad Blood, Good Blood by Spenking. It’s in better stores Tuesday 22nd but if you’re in Portland Oregon come on down and get it at the release show at the truly awesome little shop in a house Little Axe Records.

The second new record from Ethereal Sequence is Bad Blood, Good Blood by Spenking. It’s in better stores Tuesday 22nd but if you’re in Portland Oregon come on down and get it at the release show at the truly awesome little shop in a house Little Axe Records.



April 18, 2014, 11:53am

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WOO: ‘1001 Decisions’ from When The Past Arrives, which is out now from Drag City / Yoga Records in finer stores everywhere. 7.7 from Pitchfork and four stars from The Independent, and best vinyl of the week from The Vinyl Factory. Support your local shop or get it here.



March 19, 2014, 10:09am

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March 11, 2014, 2:14am

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The first new WOO album in 25 years is out March 17. The cover is ridiculous but a lot of effort went into the tracklist on this and I hope / think you will dig it. Here’s a funny write up courtesy Drag City: 

You don’t have to read The New York Times to divine that New Age music is on the rise again, for perhaps the first time in history! For those of us who lived through it, this was just another execrable aspect of living in the 1980s, made tolerable only by the steady flagging of values that had birthed it during that time – the extinction of said values accounting for the eventual disappearance of the damned genre –  but for the collector-scum underbelly of the 21st century, those records and cassette tapes are the private-press classics from the halcyon far end of the hippie era. Of course, as it transpires, freed from the cultural baggage of their time, the sounds do seem to evoke head-tripping revelations on the road to deep peace – and who’s gonna argue with that? Not any longer, us. Together with Yoga Records, we’ve dotted a few of these kindsa titles back on the map – and those who’ve bought Matthew Young’s Traveler’s Advisory, the Mad Music Inc album or Woo’s It’s Cosy Inside have delighted as we have in a diversity of sounds that belie the cliché of homogeneity that once dogged our perception of the “New Age Music.” Now that the cat’s out of the closet (you like pussy?), the second Woo project from DC/Yoga is bound to rub the sweet spot of a lot of dyed-in-the-wool New Age freaks, as well as the more come-lately listeners at the table. When the Past Arrives is a collection of previously unreleased Woo tracks that make no sense at all - as in, Not at all sensible why they weren’t released in the first place! When the Past Arrives this April, you can decide for yourself, and we’re thinking that you too will say Woo! When the Past Arrives is coming on LP and CD…but no cassette? What will future generations think?

The first new WOO album in 25 years is out March 17. The cover is ridiculous but a lot of effort went into the tracklist on this and I hope / think you will dig it. Here’s a funny write up courtesy Drag City: 

You don’t have to read The New York Times to divine that New Age music is on the rise again, for perhaps the first time in history! For those of us who lived through it, this was just another execrable aspect of living in the 1980s, made tolerable only by the steady flagging of values that had birthed it during that time – the extinction of said values accounting for the eventual disappearance of the damned genre –  but for the collector-scum underbelly of the 21st century, those records and cassette tapes are the private-press classics from the halcyon far end of the hippie era. Of course, as it transpires, freed from the cultural baggage of their time, the sounds do seem to evoke head-tripping revelations on the road to deep peace – and who’s gonna argue with that? Not any longer, us. Together with Yoga Records, we’ve dotted a few of these kindsa titles back on the map – and those who’ve bought Matthew Young’s Traveler’s Advisory, the Mad Music Inc album or Woo’s It’s Cosy Inside have delighted as we have in a diversity of sounds that belie the cliché of homogeneity that once dogged our perception of the “New Age Music.” Now that the cat’s out of the closet (you like pussy?), the second Woo project from DC/Yoga is bound to rub the sweet spot of a lot of dyed-in-the-wool New Age freaks, as well as the more come-lately listeners at the table. When the Past Arrives is a collection of previously unreleased Woo tracks that make no sense at all - as in, Not at all sensible why they weren’t released in the first place! When the Past Arrives this April, you can decide for yourself, and we’re thinking that you too will say Woo! When the Past Arrives is coming on LP and CD…but no cassette? What will future generations think?



March 02, 2014, 1:05am

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Iasos and Mark McGuire (and a talented, uncredited cellist) jammed recently and it was awesome.



February 14, 2014, 12:57pm

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Mike Rubin at The New York Times has an excellent, objective primer on the new age phenomenon here. 
I can’t get enough of Karsten Moran's photo of Laraaji for the article.

Mike Rubin at The New York Times has an excellent, objective primer on the new age phenomenon here

I can’t get enough of Karsten Moran's photo of Laraaji for the article.



February 14, 2014, 12:02pm

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From Deja Vu for the Macintosh, 1985

From Deja Vu for the Macintosh, 1985



February 09, 2014, 2:00pm

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2/8/14



February 08, 2014, 6:15pm

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Laura Allan ~ Rest Assured
This came from a tape and runs longer than the version on the Unity compilation, which I don’t have handy to compare — was floored when I heard this.


February 08, 2014, 3:46pm

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10 great reissues from 2013
Classroom Projects: Incredible music made by children in schools (Trunk)
Molly Drake - s/t (Squirrel Thing)
I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age In America 1950-1990 (Light In The Attic)
Kathy Heideman - Move With Love (Numero)
Hendrickson Road House - s/t (Tenth Planet)
Honey LTD - The Complete Lee Hazelwood Sessions (Light In The Attic)
Otis G. Johnson - Everything God Is Love 78 (Numero)
Médico Doktor Vibes - Liter Thru Dorker Vibes (Companion)
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information / Wings Of Love (Epic)

Prophet - Right On Time (Beat Electric)

10 great reissues from 2013

Classroom Projects: Incredible music made by children in schools (Trunk)

Molly Drake - s/t (Squirrel Thing)

I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age In America 1950-1990 (Light In The Attic)

Kathy Heideman - Move With Love (Numero)

Hendrickson Road House - s/t (Tenth Planet)

Honey LTD - The Complete Lee Hazelwood Sessions (Light In The Attic)

Otis G. Johnson - Everything God Is Love 78 (Numero)

Médico Doktor Vibes - Liter Thru Dorker Vibes (Companion)

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information / Wings Of Love (Epic)

Prophet - Right On Time (Beat Electric)



December 30, 2013, 1:48pm

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10 great albums from 2013
John Davis - Spare Parts (Shrimper)
Greyghost - Memoirs of Dementia (Constellation Tatsu)
Julia Holter - Loud City Song (Domino)
Jib Kidder - IV (Gnar Tapes)
Matthewdavid & Diva - Luvjam Luvrender (self-published)
Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon (RCA)
My Bloody Valentine - M B V (MBV)
Paula - Relaxed Fit (Ethereal Sequence)
Sean Nicholas Savage - Other Life (Arbutus)
Nedelle Torrisi - s/t (no label)

10 great albums from 2013

John Davis - Spare Parts (Shrimper)

Greyghost - Memoirs of Dementia (Constellation Tatsu)

Julia Holter - Loud City Song (Domino)

Jib Kidder - IV (Gnar Tapes)

Matthewdavid & Diva - Luvjam Luvrender (self-published)

Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon (RCA)

My Bloody Valentine - M B V (MBV)

Paula - Relaxed Fit (Ethereal Sequence)

Sean Nicholas Savage - Other Life (Arbutus)

Nedelle Torrisi - s/t (no label)



December 30, 2013, 1:45pm

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I Am The Center vinyl

I Am The Center vinyl



October 31, 2013, 3:48pm

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{The Pina Pages}

{The Pina Pages}



October 24, 2013, 9:43pm

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Check out my radio show on KWVA Eugene 88.1 in Lane County Sunday night 8-10 Pacific / 3 GMT. 
{Listen live}
{Past playlists}

Check out my radio show on KWVA Eugene 88.1 in Lane County Sunday night 8-10 Pacific / 3 GMT.

{Listen live}

{Past playlists}



August 26, 2013, 3:13am