Polska Radio One- Волга (2014)

When the Russians aren’t downing those pesky passenger jets they’re making some pretty dope psychedelic/experimental rock. Polska Radio One’s single, Волга, is solid, and the sound doesn’t stick to any one genre, drifting in a dreamy state around fuzz and shoegaze sounds as well. And, they pull it off beautifully. Each time I listen to this pair of songs I hear more and more. 90% and highly recommended.

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The marinade post and One Monstrous Ollie

Someone suggested that I post this recipe because it’s “yummy”, so here is a random post about food and video of some dude ollieing the epic flight of stairs in front of the Canadian embassy.
Beer Pork

Crystal hot sauce
Honey
Black pepper
Sea salt
Crushed red pepper
1 habanaro pepper
6 garlic cloves
1 bottle Brown ale
6 bottles Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Take a large bowl and pour in the brown ale and grind in some sea salt, around a teaspoon.
Slice, chop, mince and or crush the garlic cloves and add to the bowl along with a decent amount of honey, like a tablespoon, along with the same amount of crushed red pepper.
Add pepper
Either 1/2 habanaro or 1 red chili or 4 Cheyenne pepper, finely sliced.
Add pork and allow marinade to set for ten minutes.
Warm up grill, (375)
Put the pork on the grill and liberally coat with the marinade and first bottle of Sierra Nevada, which goes into the cook.
Flip the pork after five full minutes and coat again with the marinade
After five more minutes flip again and rinse pork with the rest of the bottle of Sierra Nevada and open another
Keep flipping and rinsing with beer every five minutes, somewhere around 20 minutes you should consider pulling it off the grill, depending on the thickness of the meat. The goal is to pull it off exactly when the center is cooked. The longer it stays on the grill from that magical point it drys out quickly.

Øresund Space Collective to listen to while you cook.

I’ve been slacking, should have a pic of pork marinading here, but I haven’t made this recipe in a minute, but it is the summer grill recipe, and this post has been lurking around since last summer, so here is a pic of Orlando’s jump tree instead.
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Boris- Noise (2014)

Time again for Streaming Sunday! Stewing music for the Sunday. But, there is so much horrible music out there. Some of the shit is so bad I’m amazed multiple people considered it good enough to post on the internet, or even listen to a second time. I’m going to start doing posts about the crappiest bands since they’re so much easier to find. But that is for another day, today is Streaming Sunday, so I’ll have search for some good music. Trying the term Japan, the Japanese normally have good taste in music and first band that pops up is Boris. Finally! Something that will be at least decent.
Boris is a Japanese experimental/ alternative band, different, but defiantly a should hear band.
The song Angel is easily my favorite of the album at eighteen minutes long and it has a dreamy, droney, experimental tone to it with a mellow alternative undertone to it. Really, a great example of Boris as a band, recommended.
Waves are good so I’m outta here.

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Palm Desert- Dawn of the Burning Sun (2009)

Palm Desert is a Polish band playing desert rock… Sort of. The instrumental are dope. The singer…Well, I’m sure he’s a really nice guy. This album starts off with a strong, catchy desert rock riff, then gets better from there. Until the vocals start. Holy fuck, how can a Pole sound so thoroughly cheesy singing in English? Homeboy sounds like he spends his days collecting aluminum cans on the beach leering at underage girls. I mean, he references a coyote in one song. Seriously? I bet he’s got a poster of one in his room. Again, Übermensch starts off with a mellow but strong desert rock riff, but is soured by subpar vocals that ease into the song, then take over it entirely reducing the instrumentals to short repetitive riff subordinated to the vocalist. This cheesy format is the band’s blueprint for all of its songs, which I’m not digging.
Cheese does grow in the desert, 71%.

DL

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Streaming Sunday; Øresund Space Collective- Live At Black Night, Jenna (2013)

Wow, that was a long week. Topping it off, someone gave me a pill Tuesday, I ate it, and woke up next to my ex, which did nothing to improve the week or my opinion of random pills. But it’s over and time for another Streaming Sunday, so here is ØSC’s latest release from a show they played in Jenna, Germany last year. Space Rock, Jam Band, collective… These guys just get better and better, enjoy.


a quiet corner of downtown
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Streaming Sunday; The Space Spectrun- The Red Eyed Queen (2013)

Today’s Streaming Sunday features The Space Spectrum, playing long, droney, engulfing space rock. In their own words, “The Space Spectrum is a space/drone/kraut collective from Rendsburg, Germany” (Bandcamp) . Perfect soundtrack for the lazy Sunday, basically the musical version of a gravity rip… Two tracks, 36 minutes, instrumental… so chill it would be blasphemous to listen to this at work, 90%, enjoy.

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Astralia- Atlas (2014)

Astralia is a band from Barcelona playing tremendous post rock. Remember how mind blowing Pelican sounded the first time? That heavy, brooding, instrumental post rock that pulls the listener into the music? Astralia fits into that realm also with an intense and gripping sound that is the hallmark of true post rock. SpaceC refers to this as “thinking mans music”, which is funny coming from the guy who has already lost two smart phones this year. Either way, Atlas is Astralia’s sophomore album is deep and epic, 88%.

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