EBENZ HAS LEFT THE BUILDING

Ebenz, a dear friend, a metal messiah, a mad axeman, a monumental force for Indonesia’s rock and roll, a humble human, has just passed away.

ALBUM KOMPILASI MAI MABASA BALI

Just released, Balinese songs compilation album by today’s coolest local scenesters; from rockabilly, R&B, to struck-plucked-pinched-pizzicato Kroncong! Embrace your roots!

PLAYLIST: WAVES OF PIXIESATION

No band has captured such unknowable glimpses of imagined worlds, all in three minute splinters of Lynchian Surrealism, Old Testament brutalism and glassy-eyed ruminations on extraterrestrial life. No one else has forced a mass of voices to howl along to lyrics about slicing up eyeballs, or the environmentalist dread of millions of pounds of sludge enveloping the oceans. No one has even come close. “There was a guy…”

LED ZEPPELIN: HOW MANY MORE TIMES (1969)

Led Zeppelin’s “How Many More Times” is included in my in-progress Spotify Playlist Stormbringers & Mammoth Riff Riders—a heavy package of big lumbering brontosaurus riffs to kick out coronavirus. Other than Led Zep there’s also old school veterans from the likes of Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, et al.

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