Archive for February 2009

The Monotonous Singer: Adam Lipman

16 February 2009

adam-lipmanWho? Adam Lipman

What? Monotonous songs that are haunting

Sounds like? Mt. Eerie, Adrian Orange, Thanksgiving, The Microphones, and other lo-fi stuff

So i’m a bit slacking with my blog, mostly because i’m sometimes occupied with this other blog i’m doing (in Dutch, so not for everyone reading here). That’s why i think this kind of good dull sounding guy should be on my blog waking me up.

Adam Lipman sounds like the brother of Thanksgiving (aka Adrian Orange). He has released a wonderful album a few years ago called Feathered Palm Trees, and then seemed to be dead for a while. But now he’s back with two EP’s on Dustwind Tales, which i haven’t heard yet, but they must be great. Cause it’ s Adam Lipman! And There should also be a full album release this month on the legendary lo-fi label Shrimper Records (once home to The Mountain Goats and Daniel Johnston), but there isn’t much information about that. The legendary label seems to have no legendary site.

Anyway. Listen to this. And then order the limited EP’s on Dustwind Tales.

His other album is not available anymore i think. Both Songs here are from that album.

Adam Lipman – Feathered Palm Trees

Adam Lipman – Down In Yon Forest

My little Hippie brother: Megafaun

7 February 2009

1436656257_lWho? Megafaun

What? The Little brothers of Akron/Family. Hippie Psych Folk music

Sounds Like? Akron/Family, Best Of Seth, Fire On Fire and all those other shalalala bands

Guys who have been following Stereogum for a while have seen this already pass in their Bands to watch-list. But i assume none of you do, so let’s get you familiar with this great psych. folk band.

Megafaun consists of 3 people, of which 2 are called Cook, which makes me believe they are related (unless it’s not their last name, but their everyday job). (but then they could better call their band 2 cooks and another guy). Anyway, they make great long songs, on which you can get naturally high. They’ve release some of these songs on their EP ‘Bury The Square’, which you can probably order by asking them (there’s an e-mailadres on their MySpace.) or through their label Table Of The Elements/Radium.

Do so!

Megafaun РFind  Your Mark

Megafaun – Where We Belong

De kindertijd, ‘t schoonste van het kleinste: Herinneringen

2 February 2009

coverWat? Herinneringen

Waarover? Een boekje met illustraties over herinneringen aan de kindertijd, door Astrid Yskout, Ward Zwart, Ephameron en Gerard Leysen.

Laten we eens heel veel superlatieven gebruiken voor het GEWELDIG MOOIE boekje ‘Herinneringen’, waarin 4 illustratoren samen 48 jeugdherinneringen opschreven en een aantal uit die lijst gebruikten om er een illustratie bij te maken. Het resultaat is uitermate ontroerend, nostalgisch werkje dat bovendien erg inspirerend werkt om zelf jeugdherinneringen op te halen.

hieronder een pagina uit het PRACHTIGE boekwerkje, maar vergeet het vooral niet te bestellen op Mus Mus. Snel zijn is de boodschap, want er bestaan maar 300 exemplaren!

(To the English Readers: this post is about a book full of wonderful illustrations about childhood memories. It’s in Dutch, but if you’re into illustration, just click on the Mus Mus link to order a copy. It’s really worth it.)

hieronder ‘n pagina van Astrid Yskout:


The Dance of the changing Bandnames: Cotton Jones

1 February 2009

l_5f7112abcac347ee8f6828312be7a22fWho? Cotton Jones, from the previous Cotton Jones Basket Ride, formerly known as Page France

What? Sixties induced folk

Sounds like? The Doors in a folkmood, eh…he reminds me of the M. Ward ¬†sound sometimes (very warm)

I usually not blog about bands who are bit more known, just because i don’t see any use in doing what every blog does. Then again, Page France is maybe not that well known, and his current project Cotton Jones not at all. I think the band name change (the last album was from Cotton Jones Basket Ride) has something to do with that.

That being sad, his newest album ‘Paranoid Cocoon’ is an amazingly warm-sounding folk album. Michel Nau’s sound has evolved from a sort of Death Cab for Cutie-like sound to a more folk-oriented approach. I’ll add one song of the new album, which reminds me of the Doors. And also a song of Page France, which is as warm as well.

Cotton Jones -Up A Tree (Went This Heart I Have)

Page France – Mr. Violin and Dancing Bear

You can order his new album through Paypal (go to his myspace) or his label Suicide Squeeze (although the flash-pages on that site didn’t seem to work with me. So i just assume they have it) . Also take a look at Quite Scientific, who ahs released albums as well.