28 May 2014
Multiple Exposure Vol: 6 – Nicola Giunta (Lay Llamas)
Welcome to Volume 6 of our ongoing 'Multiple Exposure' series where we ask musicians that we admire to tell us about their favourite pieces of repetitive music.
This volume we are honoured to have Nicola Giunta from Rockets very own Lay Llamas to share his favourite repetitive pieces of music:
1) Föllakzoid – Pulsar
I don’t really know which kind of psychotropic plants grow in Chile, but these four swimming heads seem to play the farest music from Planet Heart I ever heard. Cosmicfunkdiscokraut!
2) LCD Soundsystem – Yeah (Crass remix)
Killer clavinet and cosmic hi-hats, analogic tools and slacker vocals. The Munich fever goes up and over, toward a fuzzy empyrean in the middle of the Solar System.
3) AC/DC – Thunderstruck
On the right stereo channel you can listen a tapping guitar phrase that goes straight for five minutes and something. Like an electronic arpeggiator, or better, like a supersonic army of bees into your brain!
4) Steve Reich – It’s Gonna Rain
A lot of industrial, noise and weird music from the last thirty years begins here. In 1964 like in 2014, the end of the world is still going on.
5) Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
Uncle Bo don’t needs three chords to play loud and dirty rock’n’roll: one is enough if you add a fucking ass-shaking boogie like that!
6) Kraftwerk – Kling Klang
Produced by Conny Palnk, it’s a perfect melting point of electroacoustic music, kraut rock and electonic pop. The Men start to become Machine, and that blowing flute sounds like a graceful and tired humanity sign who slowly succumbs. An endless ‘autobahn’ is just around the corner.
7) Richard Youngs – Wynding Hills of Maine
I could listen that guitar arp and the singing voice on it for hours, days maybe. That scottish druid is timeless. He keeps a not yet revealed secret that I hope to never know during my lifetime.
8) Henry Flynt – You Are My Everlovin'
Nothing less than THE masterpiece of the so called Henry Flynt’s ‘cosmic hillbilly raga-trance blues’. Hillbilly violin power chords meet indian tanpura drones: (Crossing) World(s) Music.
9) Sun Ra – Nuclear War
Laid-back, pacifist, angry, cosmic, blackness, prophetic and jazzy at the same time. MUSIC FOR THE SOLAR SYSTEM.
10) Terry Riley – A Rainbow in a Curved Air
Not only a musical composition, but a living system of pulsing patterns. As lot long and thin weird creatures that build an endless tower to the sky and over. Music played by classical indian musicians into a space shuttle!
11) James Brown – Payback
A perfect brownesque shot from the early 70’s: shuffled hi hat, two-notes bassline and funky-wah wah guitars. The Godfather wants his payback. Here and now.
12) Heroin and Your Veins – Lovely Bones Structure
This exclusive Bandcamp release by the finnish musician Janne Perttula AKA Heroin and Your Veins consists in a 48 minutes long instrumental track: a dark and forbidding sea of twang guitars, drum machine loops and analogic synths. Very sick music.
Heroin and Your Veins
13) Oneida – Up With People
So hard to choose only one track from this unattainable band! 'Up With People' contains any of the marks I love in their music: repetitive fuzzy organ chords, anthemic vocals, spacerock guitars and killer drums fills.
14) Future Pilot AKA – On Namah Shivaya
There's a fil rouge linking The Beatles Maharishi Mahesh Yogi-era, Hindu mantras and Scottish indie music from early 00's.
Future Pilot AKA
15) Dead Skeletons – Dead Mantra
Something dark and ancient comes from Island: real Pagan Post-Punk.