Five Songs, 12/26/2017
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Five Songs, 12/26/2017

Back to the usual thing around here, with our usual random playlist.

Johnny Cash, "Darlin' Companion"

I engaged in my self-flagellation about my Johnny Cash collection last time, so I'll spare you all. This is from Live at San Quentin, and is a lovely duet with June Carter Cash.

Discordance Axis, "The Inalienable Dreamless (Complete)"

I have a friend who says The Inalienable Dreamless is one of his favorite albums (maybe his favorite), so I ended up giving the band a try. It's very extreme and virtuosic grindcore, which means it's incredibly fast and the changes come at whiplash speed. Just to make things more confusing, this song is NOT from that album, it's from Our Last Day, which was a compilation of odds and ends of related projects. And just to make things even MORE confusing, this is a cover of the entire The Inaliable Dreamless album by Merzbow. So, you know, buckle in for sixteen minutes of total noise freakout! I, um, understand if people skip this.

Ivy Sole, "The Glow"

From last year's Bandcamp end-of-year roundup, Ivy Sole makes music that is part R&B, part rap, part poetry, and all great. This is from Eden, her debut album.

Yautja, "Path of Descent"

The opener from the album Songs of Descent, Yautja plays something of a mishmash of styles of different kinds of metal, coming up with a hybrid that feels pretty put together and is super heavy. They're another of those random Bandcamp finds that are my biggest source of new bands these days.

The Dismemberment Plan, "Come Home"

It seems like the Dismemberment Plan should sounds something like the Discordance Axis, doesn't it? But no.

Joshua Buergel
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