Each week, COSMIC TONES offers an examination of movements in Psychedelia and
all sorts of eclectic music from around the world.
Then to Now, it's all here.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lightening & Darkening

^^Yes, I actually did this on the air.^^

Setlist for 7/29/2011

feel heavy, get lifted...

a series of hi's and lo's from your
favorite weekly broadcast

1997, OKlahoma
Upon Arrival - White Hills
2011, NY
Rainmaker - Traffic
1971, London
After Eden - Lumerians
2011, Oakland, CA
California Dreamin' (single version) - Eddie Hazel (pictured)
1977, NYC
All Night Long - Bongoes Ikwue
1975, Nigeria
When I Was Yesterday - Brian Jonestown Massacre
2003, San Francisco
When Leon Spinx Moved To Town - Califone
2003, Chicago
Snow Flower - Ananda Shankar
1970, India
China (single version) - Electric Sandwich
1972, Germany
Light Light Light - White Denim
2010, Austin TX
The Golden Hour Part I & Part II - The Electronic Hole
1970, SoCal


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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Revolutions in Hip Hop

For tonight's segment, I called upon my good buddy Kahlil to
come co-host an all Hip Hop / Rap exclusive.
It was mad fun and is probably one of the better shows on the
blog right now. Get it while you can.

s e t l i s t f o r 7 . 22 . 11

Making Planets - Edan w/Mr. Lif
2005, Baltimore
Jet Son - Blockhead
2004, NYC
Impending Doom - Daedelus w/MF Doom
2005, Santa Monica, CA
Forest Crunk - Aesop Rock
2002, NY
Fast Lane - King Geedorah
2003, NYC
Wildchild - Oh No
2009, Oxnard, CA
Nice To Meet You - S.Maharba
2010, UK
Postmeridian - Count Bass D
2006, NY
Whatever's Clever - Stellar Trax Soundsystem
2000, San Francisco
Soul Traveling - Gary Wilson
2003, NYC
Malcolm was Here Pts. 1 & 2 - J. Rocc
2011, Los Angeles
Lick The Witch (ft. Rob Sonic) - Tobacco
2010, Pennsylvania
The Healer - Erykah Badu
2008, Dallas
Further Explorations Into The Black Hole - DJ Z-Trip
2000, Phoenix
Avalanche & Victory Lap - Madvillain
2011, NYC, LA
Battle Rhymes For Battle Times - Koushik
2002, Ontario, Canada
Apt. A - Side 1 - CLOUDDEAD
Faces of The Deep - Nobody
2000, LA

A series of eerie beats, mind-expanding lyrics, and head-spinning
This has been a very special edition of NOW WHERE:

~Thanks for listnin~

Monday, July 18, 2011

"Why Oh Why"

Sooo, the mic broke.
The channel levels bounced every time I spoke, leaving me to think they were working normally. But apparently they weren't sending, so there are at least two odd sections of laid back hip hop beats where I was sitting there talking to no one. Shitty.
Welp, here's what happened anyway~~~

We started everything off with Comets on Fire, with what might be my favorite track of their entire repertoire. Those bird sounds at the end faded into the primal yet intricate drumbeat of the last 9-minute passage of Santana's Caravanserai album, which eventually turns into a furious instrumental that is about as jazzy as "rock" can be. Critics mostly panned this record upon release, as the group abandoned the popular format of "Oye Como Va" and "Black Magic Woman", favoring instead true album-long pieces of art, where each song flows into the next. A stellar piece of work in the grand scheme of things, people really just didn't 'get it' at the time and probably 'get it' even less now. Shame. That was followed by two songs contrasting the differences between the mid sixties fuzz-rock scenes in North America and Europe, by bands called Satan & The D Men, and The Orange Machine, respectively. The Japanese Flied Egg came after that with some good old-fashioned riff rock, leading into some good new-fashioned riff rock by Greece's Nightstalker. We then hit a break (around :30 min. in) with some Madlib beats laying real low in the mix, but no talking. So skipping ahead, we get to the second half of the show, featuring a very different hue of the Psychedelic spectrum, -- the decidedly noisy fusion of electronic music alongside real instruments. Starting with HEALTH, we also heard from Fuck Buttons, Holy Fuck, Battles, Echocentrics, and finally an eerie hip hop production from Nobody, with ultra slick vocal stylings by Medusa. If you liked this last cut, definitely tune in next week, cuz we got somethin' real special in the works. I rounded out the set with an acidic tangent from Guru Guru, but brought it all home with some dub from Sound Dimension to lighten the mood.

Setlist for 7/15/2011

Jaybird - Comets on Fire
2006, US
Every Step of The Way - Santana
1972, US
She'll Lie - Satan & The D Men
1966, Ontario Canada
You Can All Join In - The Orange Machine
1966 or 67, Dublin, Ireland
Rolling Down The Broadway - Flied Egg
1972, Japan
Enough is Not Enough - Nightstalker
2009, Greece
Triceratops - HEALTH
2007, US
Rough Steez - Fuck Buttons
2009, Bristol UK
Frenchy's - Holy Fuck
2007, Ontario Canada
Tras 3 - Battles
2004, US
Engines of Solitude - Echocentrics
2011, US
Fiend or The Fix (featuring Medusa) - Nobody
2000, US

Next Time See You At The Dalai Lama - Guru Guru

1970, Germany

Why Oh Why - Sound Dimension

??, Jamaica

Good night. You can download the hour-long program here, for free, of course.

Stay true everybody.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


The Vitamins weren't able to come into the studio, but on the bright side, we got to hear the side-long cacophonous adventure from the album featured at the top of this post. If you needed one reason to download this edition of NOW WHERE, do it just to have Warm Slime by Thee Oh Sees shake your nerves into a frenzy.

Setlist for 7/1/2011

Warm Slime - Thee Oh Sees
2010, San Francisco
Intro> Big Bang - The Vitamins
2009, Denver
Pictures (Leave Your Body Behind) - 13th Floor Elevators
1967, Austin, TX
Hashshashin - Lumerians
2011, Oakland, CA
Oceans of Sound - White Hills
2009, New York
Peace Is On The Rise - Chad Vangaalen
2011, Calgary, Canada
Crunch Cake - Isotope
1975, U.K.
Baba's Mount - The Apes
2005, D.C.
Hurry On Sundown - Hawkwind
1970, U.K.

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