Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Now 25 years later, some people are hearing it, thanks to the Guerssen Records CD and vinyl reissues. We love those nice surprises that life can sometimes bring!
posted 12/22/2009 3:19:01 PM
Anthology's Top 50 Songs for 2009
As we near the completion of a great year here at Anthology, we'd like to share with you some of our favorite tracks from reissues we've released throughout the 2009 year. It was extremely difficult to only pick 50 gems from our 300+ releases from this year, but we sure had a blast making this list and we hope you enjoy! Be sure to check us out in the new year for more reissues and rarities...
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ANTHOLOGY!!!
50. Jon Hassell - Vernal Equinox
49. Perry Leopold - Experiment In Metaphysics
"And Then The Snow Came"
48. Ray Camacho And The Teardrops - The Best Of Ray Camacho And The Teardops
"It's Time For Me To Love You"
47. Collage - s/t
46. Linval Thompson - Whip Them King Tubby!
"Everybody's Got To Be Free"
45. Big Boy Pete - The Margetson Demos
"My Love Is Like A Spaceship"
44. Marc Mundy - s/t
"How Can I Marry This Language"
43. Loop - Fade Out
42. Wasted Youth - Memorialize
41. Marine Girls - Lazy Ways / Beach Party
40 Horses - s/t
"Birdie In A Cage"
39. Ruthann Friedman - Hurried Life: Lost Recordings 1965-1971
38. Colin Newman - Commercial Suicide
"I'm Still Here"
37. Bob Lind - Since There Were Circles
36. Cooley Munson - In Debt
35. Traffic Sound - s/t
34. The Factory - Path Through the Forest
"Try A Little Sunshine"
33. Dave Bixby - Ode To Quetzalcoatl
32. Van Duren - Are You Serious?
"Grow Yourself Up"
31. VA - Wheedle's Groove: Seattle's Finest In Funk And Soul 1965-1975
Robbie Hill's Family Affair - "I Just Want To Be (Like Myself)"
30. Stack - Above All
29. Space Art - Trip In The Center Head
28. Luie Luie - Touchy
27. Jack Blanchard And Misty Morgan - Life And Death (And Almost Everything Else)
"Yellow Bellied Sapsucker"
26. Charlie Tweddle - Fantastic Greatest Hits
25. Andy Goldner - Infinity
"All Those Lives"
24. VA - Tape #1
Mofungo - "Speed"
23. La Sonora de Lucho Macedo - Vol. 1 - King on Mambos, Guarachas, Descargas And Cumbias
"Fue En La Playa"
22. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
"Rich Folks Hoax"
21. Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited - Gwindingwi Rine Shumba
20. Sandy Bull - Still Valentines Day, 1969, Live At The Matrix, San Francisco
"No Deposit No Return Blues"
19. Warlus - Songs
"Girl Like You"
18. Bruce Haack - Haackula
17. Exmagma - Exmagma And Goldball
16. Fifty Foot Hose - Live In San Francisco: March 16, 2003
"If Not This Time"
15. Pau Riba - Pau Riba / Pau I Jordi
14. Fox - s/t
13. Malvina Reynolds - s/t
12. Indestructible Beat - The Broad Church Of The Indestructible Beat
"When The Oil Runs Out"
11. Simon Finn - Pass The Distance
10. Prefab Messiahs - Devolver
"The 16th Track"
9. The Newtown Neurotics - Live At Brunel University, England
8. Tree People - Human Voices
7. Bill Quick - Maravillosa Gente
6. Archaia - s/t
"Sur Les Trances Du Vieux Roy"
5. Househunters - Feeding Frenzy
"Don't Look Back"
4. Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms
3. Connie Converse - How Sad, How Lovely
"Playboy Of The Western World"
2. Simply Saucer - Saucerland
"Clearly Invisible - 1975"
1. Telegraph Avenue - Volume 2
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Maybe one day a Tree People tour in Canada is in order!
Le Top 50 des musiques éclectiques 2009 de DM / DM's 2009 Eclectic Top 50
Libellés : Délire Musical, Délire Musical - Top 50, Délire Musical - Top 50 - 2009
[English & list lower]
Sherbrooke, le 22 décembre 2009 — L’émission radiophonique éclectique Délire Musical (CFLX-FM, Sherbrooke, Québec) annonce aujourd’hui la liste des 50 disques retenus par son équipe pour son émission de fin d’année. Cette liste regroupe 50 titres aussi variés qu’étonnants, dans des genres disparates comme le folk, le post-rock, le rock progressif, la chanson, les musiques du monde, l’électronique et bien plus.
Délire Musical s’intéresse à toutes les musiques créatives mais accessibles, tout ce qui sort des sentiers battus ou qui fait preuve de qualité et de sensibilité. « Évidemment, nous ne prétendons pas avoir tout entendu ce qui s’est fait en 2009!, souligne François Couture, coréalisateur de l’émission. Ce ne sont pas LES 50 meilleurs disques de l’année, mais bien NOS 50 meilleurs! » « Et 2009 a été particulièrement relevée; plusieurs de nos artistes favoris ont publié cette année », renchérit Daniel Ouellette, l’autre coréalisateur.
Une édition spéciale de trois heures de Délire Musical sera diffusée ce soir (22 décembre), de 19 h à 22 h (heure de l’Est), sur les ondes de CFLX. Messieurs Couture et Ouellette y improviseront une sélection musicale à partir des 50 disques en question, dont la liste est publiée ce matin sur le blogue Monsieur Délire (blog.monsieurdelire.com). On peut syntoniser CFLX au 95,5 FM dans la région de Sherbrooke ou sur le web au www.cflx.qc.ca.
Sherbrooke, December 22, 2009 — The eclectic music radio show Délire Musical (CFLX-FM, Sherbrooke, Quebec) unveiled today the list of the 50 albums selected by its team for its special year-end show. This list culls 50 highly diverse albums in genres as widely spread as folk, post-rock, progressive rock, singer-songwriter, world music, electronica, and much more.
Délire Musical focuses on all forms of creative yet accessible music, everything off the commercial paths or valuing quality and sensitivity. “Of course, we’re not saying we’ve heard everything released in 2009! These are not THE best 50 albums this year, but OUR best 50!”, explains François Couture, co-producer of the show. “And 2009 proved to be a stand-out year, with several of our personal favorite artists releasing albums this year”, adds his colleague Daniel Ouellette.
A special three-hour edition of Délire Musical will be broadcast tonight (December 22), from 7 pm to 10 pm (EST), on CFLX. Couture and Oueillette will be improvising a playlist from the 50 albums selected, a list of which was posted this morning on the French/English blog Monsieur Délire (blog.monsieurdelire.com). You can tune in to CFLX at 95.5 FM in the Sherbrooke area, or anywhere over the web at www.cflx.qc.ca.
Les 50 meilleurs disques de l’année 2009 selon Délire Musical
Délire Musical's 2009 Eclectic Music Top 50
Format des notices : Artiste Titre Étiquette
Nouveautés et rééditions combinées. Présentation par ordre alphabétique.
Reference format: Artist Title Label
New releases and new reissues combined. Alphabetical order.
Artistes variés/Various artists An Outbreak of Twangin’ Psychic Circle
Artistes variés/Various artists Dante’s Inferno (The Divine Comedy - Part I) Musea
Artistes variés/Various artists Music for Mentalists: Unexpected Sounds for the Connoisseur Psychic Circle
Anthony & The Johnsons The Crying Light Secretely Canadian
Balmorhea All is Wild, All is Silent Western Vinyl
Beat Circus Boy from Black Mountain Cuneiform
Bird, Andrew Noble Beast Fat Possum Records
The Black Heart Procession Six Temporary Residence
Chance:Risiko Sleep Talking altrOck
Cordâme Migration Malasartes Musique
Do Make Say Think Other Truths Constellation
Dial M for Murder! Fiction of Her Dreams Tapete Records
Earth Explorer, The TEE Musea/Poseidon
Embassadors, The Coptic Dub Nonplace
Falaise, Bernard - Frank Martel À l’école du ara Monsieur Fauteux m’entendez-vous?
Finn. The Best Low-Priced Heartbreakers You Can Own Erased Tapes
Flippers, Los Pronto viviremos un mundo mucho mejor Guerssen
God is an Astronaut God is an Astronaut Revive Records
Gong 2032 G-Wave
Hammill, Peter Thin Air Fie!
The Hylozoists L’île de Sept Villes Outside Music
IQ Frequency InsideOut
Jono El Grande Neo Dada Rune Grammofon
KTU Quiver 7d Media
Late Call, The Leaving Notes Tapete Records
Magma Ëmëhntëtt-Rê Seventh Records
Matthews, Iain & Searing Quartet Joy Mining Fledg’ling
Minimum Vital Capitaines Musea
Mindflower Little enchanted void Musea
Miriodor Avanti! Cuneiform
Moraine Manifest Density Moonjune
Múm Sing Along to Songs You Don’t Know Euphono Records
Neuburg, Amy X & The Cello ChiXtet The Secret Language of Subways Min Max Music
OSI Blood InsideOut
Ozric Tentacles The Yumyum Tree Snapper
Roshi feat. Pars Radio The Sky and the Caspian Sea Geo Records
Rotfront Emigrantski Raggamuffin Essay
Sebkha-Chott De la persistance de la mythologie chotienne en ??? vélos Musea Parallele
Sharcüt Sharcüt ind.
SimakDialog Demi Masa Moonjune
Sinier, Raoul Tremens Industry Ad Noiseam
Sloche Stadaconé ProgQuébec
Spevack, Ysanne - Philip Clemo Soundzero ind.
Susanna and the Magical Orchestra 3 Rune Grammofon
Tinariwen Imidiwan: Companion Outside Music
Tree People, The Human Voices Guerssen
Trembling Bells Carbeth Honest Jons Records
Vialka Succès planétaire international Vialka
Watson, Patrick Wooden Arms Secret City
Wilson, Steven Insurgentes kscope
Publié par Monsieur Délire à 7:59 AM
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Here is our reissue album, Human Voices, at number #34 on the New Yorker magazine music writer Sasha Frere-Jones' Best of 2009 album list. We love the New Yorker, it is one of our favorite magazines, and we are honored to be on their music writer's list. (Note: we have been on and off this list, which changes daily, for the last few weeks, but we were definitely on the list for awhile (see list below)and that is a good thing. We hope Sasha from the New Yorker will be listening to our new album when it is released in 2010.)
BEST OF 2009, Sasha Frere-Jones, December 7, 2009
1. Sleigh Bells
2. Dirty Projectors “Bitte Orca” (Domino)
3. The-Dream “Love vs. Money” (Def Jam)
4. Neko Case “Middle Cyclone” (Anti-)
5. Mastodon “Crack The Skye” (Reprise)
6. Annie “Don’t Stop” (Totally/Smalltown Supersound)
7. Micachu & The Shapes “Jewellery” (Rough Trade)
8. Lily Allen “It’s Not Me, It’s You” (EMI/Capitol)
9. Sunn O))) “Monoliths & Dimensions” (Southern Lord)
10. Grizzly Bear “Veckatimest” (Warp)
11. Little Dragon “Machine Dreams” (Peacefrog)
12. Edan “Echo Party” (Five Day Weekend)
13. DJ Sega “Live at The Bowery Ballroom”
14. Mr. Chop “For Pete’s Sake” (5DW/Now Again)
15. Fever Ray (Rabid/Mute)
16. Raekwon “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2” (Ice H20)
17. Sonic Youth “The Eternal” (Matador)
18. Lil Wayne “No Ceilings” (Young Money)
19. Harmonia & Eno ’76 “Tracks & Traces” (Grönland)
20. Freddie Gibbs “midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik”
21. Prefuse 73 “Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian” (Warp)
22. Lady Gaga “The Fame” (Interscope)
23. Joker “Purple Wow Sound”
24. Yeah Yeah Yeahs “It’s Blitz!” (Interscope)
25. Black To Comm “Alphabet 1968” (Type)
26. Eugene McGuinness (Domino)
27. Mokira “Persona” (Type)
28. “Freedom, Rhythm and Sound: Revolutionary Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement 1963-82” (Soul Jazz)
29. Brad Paisley “American Saturday Night” (Arista)
30. Vowels “The Pattern Prism” (LOAF)
31. Here We Go Magic (Western Vinyl)
32. The Phenomenal Handclap Band (Friendly Fire)
33. N-Type “Rinse: 09” (Rinse FM)
34. The Tree People “Human Voices” (Guerssen)
35. Air “Love 2” (Aircheology/Astralwerks)
36. Erin McCarley “Love, Save The Empty” (Universal Republic)
37. Vladislav Delay “Tummaa” (Leaf)
38. The Arch Cupcake “Box of Bees” (Patriarch)
39. Dude ’N Nem “Tinted Incubators” (TVT)
40. Thee Oh Sees “Help” (In The Red)
41. “Sensacional Soul Vol. 2: 32 Groovy Spanish Soul & Funk Stompers 1965/1972” (Vampisoul)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tree People, Foothills
Mississippi Studios Friday, November 27th, 9 PM $12 21+(Fathers of Freak Folk) Having seen two of their early albums reissued in recent years, Oregon's own Tree People are currently transitioning from rehashing their heyday material to working on some new stuff. The spirit of the project has not changed. Early tracks "Legends of the Tree People" and "More Than Yoko" mix dry
acoustic guitar flourishes with other acoustic dreamy elements to create ethereal folk that feels whimsical and wierd. "She said I love you even more than Yoko could ever love John," front man Stephen Cohen sings on the latter. There's a reason the band reissues have found a cult audience, and it looks like the Legend of the Tree People will live to see a few more chapters.
Casey Jarmin, Willamette Week
Portland’s acoustic-folk pioneers the Tree People are indeed back in action, and preparing to release their first album in 26 years in 2010. The band’s gently meandering tunes have been rediscovered thanks to reissues of their first two albums (originally released in ’79 and ’84) and a renewed interest in off-kilter folk music in general. Whether you were an original fan or a newbie who’s just getting hip to the band’s earthy, wide-eyed positivity, this is good news.
9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave. 503-288-3895, $12
Monday, August 31, 2009
The Tree People recording session at Dead Aunt Thelma's Recording Studio, August 24, 2009, photos by Ben Sussman
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Gerald Van Het, www.psychedelicfolk.com
Foxy Digitalis website:
This is a welcome 25th anniversary reissue of this Oregon trio’s rare, cassette-only sophomore effort. Dreamy, mellow folk tunes paved the way for the current new folk movement and unique touches like the echoed vocals on “Grandfather” and the tinkling bells on “Rain, Rain” make this something special. Jeff Stier’s flute and recorder establishes a warm, floating vibe throughout the mostly instrumental album, and the liner notes from main composer Stephen Cohen are both historical and informative. The Spanish air to Cohen’s guitar on the lengthy “Things Fall Apart” is both hesitant and inviting, and draws the listener in to Stier’s recorder/flute flourishes, transporting the listener to an otherworldly plane, part gypsy dance, part ominous bullfight. (Note: The bonus track, “Sketches,” also benefits from this earthy, European vibe and is generously dedicated to the band’s part-time drummer, Denis Mochary, who played on it and several other tracks and who passed away in Japan several years ago.)
“Thomas” is a live favorite that’s part Simon & Garfunkle, part Peter, Paul & Mary and 100% fun – the harmonies are particularly well-arranged, weaving wonderfully around Stier’s recorders. This is one for those rainy day dreamaways where you find your mind wandering off to lonely strolls through the park, or navel gazing under the old apple tree out back. And if you can’t get up and do the jolly jig to “Dance,” then your get up and go has got up and gone and it’s time to return to your armchair traveling…back to the kinder, gentler times of 1984 to climb up and build a tree house to hang out with The Tree People and mellow out to “Human Voices.”
Jeff Penczak (11 August, 2009)
The review below is definitely entertaining and positive despite Casey's allergic reaction to flutes. One correction- the words to the song Human Voices are:
in the morning when you're still sleeping
when you have those crazy nightmares
I swear I hear, within the bird song
human voices joining along in a laughing song(so that's why people print out the words on albums! I guess we will print the words on the new album when it is ready!)
The Tree People Human Voices
(Guerssen)BY CASEY JARMAN, Willamette Week
[July 8th, 2009]
[FLUTE FOXES] Within the first 30 seconds of the Tree People’s reissued sophomore album, Human Voices, the psych-folk trio tests an aughties listener’s threshold for both the weird and the tender: “In the morning when you’re still sleeping/ When you have those crazy nightmares/ I swear I’m here within the birdsong/ Human voices joining along in our loving song.” These trippy lines are beautifully delivered—spooky three-part harmonies paired with unpredictable chord and tempo changes rattling out from a finger-picked guitar. But when the flute swoops in like an excitable raven, cynicism and years of anti-Renaissance Fair conditioning creep into one’s opinion.
About half of Human Voices is instrumental, with Stephen Cohen’s voice and acoustic guitar canoodling with Jeff Stier’s expertly played flutes and organic percussion. And while the wordless compositions—anchored by Stephen’s brother Jeremy on bass—are coolly melodic, it’s a side of the recently rebuilt trio that is going to be tough for modern audiences to contextualize. Oregon was a gentler place in 1984, it would seem. Still, the Tree People’s lyrically driven songs are both accessible and modern. The haunting “Grandfather” evokes Lou Reed more than Donovan; disc highlight “Thomas” is a Simon and Garfunkel-esque story song, and the earnest “That’s Entertainment” is both relatable and thrillingly told.
Picking up a Human Voices isn’t quite like discovering Nick Drake or John Fahey—musical spirits who seem more natural now than they ever did when they were in their prime songwriting years. Instead, one has to meet Treepeople halfway between now and then. But Human Voices, like the trio’s fascinating 1979 self-titled debut, provides another excellent reason to do so.