Our dear friend Michelle Heighway, the maker of the excellent “Mr.Somebody” documentary, is nearing completion on her film “Energy” which charts Can legend Damo Suzuki and his battle with cancer. Check out the trailer
Damo had created a unique career in the last few decades, touring the world constantly playing with different musicians every night playing music in the moment.
The films follows him from the fight to his comeback to the stage. Up for grabs are some great mugs, posters t shirts and digital streams.
Mainliner, Dean McPhee & Old Million Eye are the latest artists to get reviewed over on our Features page. I won’t lie, the Mainliner review is a rambling mess that barely makes any coherent sense but they did just start selling recreational weed here in Arizona. Sorry but not sorry, that’s the flipside of hand-written reviews, no going back and correcting your mistakes.
The sexy news in is that on May 28th, those old beloveds Can are putting out a live album, “Live in Stuttgart 1975”, and that its the first in a new series. Its coming out on vinyl, CD and digital. Bring…it…..on
Always down with some moths and big speakers. Oh, and there’s a sneak peak on Youtube
I actually prefer the new version. Sometimes I found the large snatches of other people’s songs distracting and the Van Halen stuff at the end meant you couldn’t drift off to it. Instead we now have we Virtual Reality remix of “What Time Is Love?” sneaking in there and its a much more natural fit.
The Was Ist Das? video review is back! It’s for “Trippin Music” by Nurse With Wound which IS a 2020 release BUT it made our end of year list so it would just be silly not to have a review of it. Makes me think, actually, lots of great albums come out and don’t get reviewed by me…..maybe I should do this more often? Super late album reviews?
So, the review is here but it has got me thinking….when I posted my end of year list, I had only reviewed 4/10 of the picks. Now, we are at 5/10. I think I’ve never been anything other than 10/10! So the 2020 project must continue….although there’s some absolutely storming 2021 stuff already…..either way, my resolve is firm….2021 is gonna have more review action than 2020!
I been writing reviews of stuff I love, despite the ever decreasing amount of time left after work and family have had their dues. All these reviews are now up and can be found on our Features page: http://www.wasistdas.co.uk/Features.htm
So the Nick LPs are here and looking/sounding good! Don’t take our word for it, though:
Raven Sings The Blues said it reminded them of “the buoyant tangle of guitar that’s rooted in Crazy Horse’s grit, Canned Heat’s heartbeat boogie, and Satana’s playful willingness to experiment with rhythm” and concluded ” Its a sunshine-scrubbed delight that keeps the listener on their toes”
Record Crates United wisely suggested “if you need a break from the doom and gloom from the outside world, just slap this record on your turntable and groove the night away”
Heads Lifestyle said “an impressive one-man band effort flush with crazy time changes and a deep jammy undercurrent of cosmic choogle”
There’s more great reviews too but I can’t find them right now and I need to go!