Tuesday, March 23, 2010
This week in AFS...
* live performance by Sacto's leading ur-lectro-funk party-in-a-box, Buk Buk Bigups!
* frank discussion about music and partying w/ Buk Buk Bigups!
* my best segueway of 2010 so far, if I do say so my damn self!
* the musical selections of Buk Buk Bigups and Mom!
* some seriously sweet psych-pop nugs du jour!
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YVES/SON/ACE | A2 | Unsung | TBA *forthcoming
DEAD LUKE | People Are Freaky Then You Die | Cosmic Meltdown CS | Night People *new
HIGH MARKS | Hold My Hands | Dry Marks CDR | Persistent Midnight 2009
2VM | Let's Play | v/a: Wierd Compilation 3xLP+7" | Wierd 2006
EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS | Mannequin | Glowing in the Dark 12" EP | Short Circuit 1985
CYBOTRON | Cosmic Cars | Enter | Fantasy 1983
ARABIAN PRINCE | Let's Hit the Beach | Innovative Life 2xLP | Stones Throw 2008 (orig 1985)
THE HOSPITALS | This Walls (outro) | Hairdryer Peace | self-released 2008
THE HOSPITALS | Sour Hawaii
TORTURED TONGUES | New Lies | Tung Tied CDR | no label 2009
~~~~~~~~~ Live in Studio A ~~~~~~~~~~
BUK BUK BIGUPS | Group Zeffe
BUK BUK BIGUPS | Hot Funk Detector
BUK BUK BIGUPS | Not That Kind of King
BUK BUK BIGUPS | Night Jams
BUK BUK BIGUPS | Lil Bigups Theme
BUK BUK BIGUPS | Hot Mess
THE PHEROMOANS | Sitcom Capsule | self-titled CS | Night People *new
WHITE FENCE | Baxter Corner | self-titled | Make a Mess *new
PISTOL PETE | So Fine | demo CDR | no label *new
GUN OUTFIT | Your Will | Dim Light | PPM 2008
GRASS WIDOW | He's Going to Where | v/a: First 1 to 3 Records compilation vol 1 | First 1 to 3 *new
KNIGHT SCHOOL | Idiot Wizards | Revenger | Make a Mess *new
SHARK TOYS | Stayed Up | Stayed Up 7" | Felter Skelter *new
THE BATHS | Pleasant Feeling | self-titled CS | Wizard Mountain *new
DYL DAWG | Touch My Body | demo | no label *new
UZI RASH | Black Sun | Fuck the Pope Lite CDR | The Church & the Commune *new
SHAKE SHAKE BOLINO | Don't Lose Your Friends | Don't Lose Your Friends 7" | Les Disques Steak *new
BOSOM DIVINE | Hangover (German Beat) | I'm Your Animal 7" | Les Disques Steak 2008
SLIPPERY SLOPES | Sad Tugs | Sad Tugs 7" | Florida's Dying *new
VOM | I'm in Love With Your Mom | Live at Surf City 7" | White Noize 1978
THE TITS | Daddy is My Pusher | Daddy is My Pusher 7" | Plurex 1978
WIZZARD SLEEVE | Invisible City | Make the World Go Away | HoZac 2009
ROYAL TRUX | Let's Get Lost | Cats and Dogs | Drag City 1993
BRAINBOMBS | After Acid | Burning Hell | Blackjack 1992
BOHANNON | Foot-Stompin' Music | Insides Out | Brunswick 1975
This week's live studio performance is from Buk Buk Bigups, whose new 12" EP on Weird Forest Records is the slam-dunk party platter of 2010. Check the label's own marketing hooplah over this record! Does it sound too good to be true?!?!
Weird Forest drops the debut 12" from Sacramento’s newest, best-kept, filthy secret. Buk Buk Bigups was created as an avenue for Sacramento-BASED musician Aaron Zeff to explore the outer parameters of popular and experimental music. Influenced by industrial tones, kraut rock rhythms and disco humor, Zeff takes the forgotten sounds of 1999 pre-Brooklyn Sacramento and reinvigorates the disco-not-disco formula with some guitar freakazoid dead-pan party anthems and fried mutant bedroom funk. The A-side, “Hot Mess”, gives a nod to DFA-style production through chopped high-end riddim, but with a classic vibe: Manzanera’s “Primitive Guitar”-era axe soaring solos, Roger Troutman’s blunted affected vocals, and unconscious “Dirty Mind” cat-calls. “Endless Itch”, the B-side, is a lurching oxycontin-laced slow burner not straying too far from a funkier version of Factums or a subdued Gary War, but channeling Bay Area legends Tuxedomoon. We’ve already coined the default genre descriptor for your blog: “plastic brown-eye soul” or, if you like, “valley downer funk.”
Doesn't it seem too mindboggling for all of these influences and touchstones to weave together into one cogent EP? Perhaps...but seriously, the only thing that's not 100% true about this label's review of its own product is that thing about "downer funk"; Buk Buk apparently chooses the red pills as much as half the time, too, I suppose. Then again, I am the straight-edge youth of today. But side-A of this EP gets me feeling pretty hyped. The freaky blue funk vibes of side B certainly balance the record out. Still don't believe this record could hit all these buttons? Would it surprise you if I told you that Aaron was one-third of Summer 2009's Charles Albright XXXperience? Or that his main band for the last decade--Vol 4--has been one of Sacto's most wrongly overlooked bands all this time, evolving from a powerviolence/fastcore-flavored destruction duo to Kraut-groove-channeling deconstructivist genre-benders of psychedelicized "post-hardcore" (in arguably the truest sense of this all too arbitrarily-thrown-around fake genre name)?
Lemme propose another fake genre for you....lysergic Krau-Talo freak-funk?
Whatever the case, if this dude rocks a party near you, check it out. His performance last week at The Hub here in Sacto will not be forgotten soon (unless maybe you took a long drag off what was being passed around). And if you wanna order this record, here's where you do it...
Can you believe I dropped The Hospitals right after Arabian Prince? I can't believe how seamless it was either. Score "1" for me. Okay...thanks!
Somebody, please issue that Baths cassette on LP already!
Posted by DJ Rick at 2:57 AM