Nov 11, 2008
Nov 4, 2008
In honor of Alien Father's 75orless release
"Originally released in May 2008 on Brother and Brother Records, Knives With Journalism was recorded by Alex Seiz in a barn in New Jersey. Knives with Journalism is the second record by noise-shambolic-satanic-sludgecore, pop-gloom-shoegaze, psych-garage three-piece Alien Father. Ten tracks of brooding keyboards, zambonian synths, hyperdelic guitars, and drums. Also features vocals. Recorded in quasi-monorific HI-FI on computers. Guest starring a dad, features no hidden tracks.
A really great album from Phil Ochs post protest singer career. "The Crucifixion" is an amazing song.
"I just can't keep up with Phil. And he's getting better and better and better."- Bob Dylan
*Glacier's Note: One of my favorite albums of all time. I was amazed when I first heard it because its from 1967 by a folk singer and there is absolutely no guitar on the entire album. Also, as Panda says, the Crucifixion is an amazing song. It was produced by Joseph Bird of the United States of America, and features mind-bending orchestration. The lyrics are also stunning. There is internal rhyme, alliteration, and consonance in nearly every line, and the subject matter is historical, political and pretty. Check out the album if only for the closing track. But the rest is good too.
Sorry for the little photo. And also the infrequent posting...
Anyway I'm a fan of D. Johnston, but not all of his work. Actually I enjoy him most at his lo-fi and lo-craziness level. So it's strange I JUST started listening to "Songs of Pain" which is essentially the Daniel Johnston I'd always been looking for. It's essentially his first work he ever put out, and I think it's becoming my favorite.
Recommended Tracks: Grievances, Joy Without Pleasure, Never Relaxed, Pot Head, Living Life