Sep 3, 2014

My new LP of ye olden musicks reviewed in VICE Portugal

Thanks to a co-worker for this partial translation: 
"As big of a splash as freak-folk made, ten years after ears turned to the music of Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom, the phenomenon didn’t serve to bring to the spotlight those more entrenched in the scene. In the case of the duo known as the Iditarod, one almost wants to say they arrived a bit too early to jump on the train which, at the time of departure, rapidly took off with the young faces most likely to succeed (because that’s how hypes go). Even so, you can’t ignore the fact that Jeffrey Alexander (multi-instrumentalist and principal composer) anticipated, almost ten years prior, almost everything which would set the profile for freak-folk, namely its tendency to accompany strange and lyrical voices with largely acoustic instruments not at all shy in bringing back the psychedelic marasmus of the 60s and 70s. This is all substantiated in the collection Foxfur and Rarebits, which includes songs recorded between 2000 and 2004 (right before the harp-girl-and-long-beard boom)... This makes up one of the missing pieces to the freak-folk puzzle."

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Blackboard Jungle by Upsetters from Blackboard Jungle Dub
Thoughts Of You by Dennis Wilson from Pacific Ocean Blue
Timeless by Badfinger from Ass
Some Bizarre by African Head Charge from Off The Beaten Track
Kombu by Huun-Huur-Tu from Sixty Horses In My Herd
Love by Amen Dunes from Love
'Round Midnight by Robert Wyatt from Mid-Eighties
Me And My Woman by Roy Harper from Stormcock
Just Once by Bardo Pond from Bardo Pond
Dirge by Embryo from Rocksession
The Ride Of Aida (Voodoo) by Lucifer (Mort Garson) from Black Mass
Pussy by Gong from Live At Bataclan 1973
What's New Pussycat? by Tom Jones
Ballin' With Archie by Archibald
Starship by MC5 from Kick Out The Jams
Burning Spear by Eric Dolphy from Iron Man

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Morning Dew by Grateful Dead from Grateful Dead
Day After Day by Dead Moon from Crack In The System
Organic Sundown by cro-magnon from Orgasm
What Time Is It by Jive Five from single (1962)
Sign Song by Electric Company from TV Soundtrack
Mountains To The Sea by April and May from Best
Warrior by Globelamp from Star Dust
Come On Now by The Ethiopians from Original Reggae Hitsound
Hang On To A Dream by Gandalf from Gandalf
Triage des Sept Fontaines by Bart De Paepe from Rhode
Foret des Soignes by Bart De Paepe from Rhode
Sail Away by Pearls Before Swine from These Things Too
Fourth Day Of July by Thurston Moore and Mike Watt from For The Dead In Space
Effigy by Creedence Clearwater Revival from Willy And The Poorboys
Two by Derek Bailey and Evan Parker from Arch
Walking & Falling by Laurie Anderson from Big Science
A Hard Day's Night by Bar-Kays from Stax/Volt Singles
Trifid Tongues by Cloud Shepherd from Xenoglossia
Out Of Focus by Blue Cheer from Vincebus Eruptum
Gafael Yn Dy Law by Meic Stevens from Disgwyl Rhywbeth Gwell i Ddod
Death Wish Soundtrack by Herbie Hancock