Andrew Murdock Livingston


Dangerous Boys Club, “Vril” LP

February 8, 2011
Dangerous Boys Club, “Vril” LP

High-school theatrical vocals are so over-the-top and pushed up front on this album, that it almost takes away from the very ’80s goth sound going on.
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Death to The King, “Unearthly Cosmic Sounds” tape

January 31, 2011
Death to The King, “Unearthly Cosmic Sounds” tape

Cased in an oversized plastic bag with a nice silkscreened poster of the cover art, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Death to The King.  
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Take Acre s/t LP

January 26, 2011
Take Acre s/t LP

Very strong instrumental post-rock.  
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MAP, “Fever Dream” 2xLP

January 25, 2011
MAP, “Fever Dream” 2xLP

Mary Halvorson has been quietly owning the underground the past year.  
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Lunar Miasma, “Heavy Mist” tape

January 24, 2011
Lunar Miasma, “Heavy Mist” tape

Two long sides of analog sickness.  
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Hobo Cubes, “Blaze Factor” tape

January 21, 2011
Hobo Cubes, “Blaze Factor” tape

Hobo Cubes’ name have been floating around my air for a couple of months, but I’ve yet to really sink my teeth into their catalog.
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Villages, “The Last Whole Earth” Double LP

January 18, 2011
Villages, “The Last Whole Earth” Double LP

A double LP of Eternal Music with a dip of the toes into atmospheric Krautrock from this fella named Ross Gentry.
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Year End List 2010

January 13, 2011
Year End List 2010

Best Album Sun City Girls, “Funeral Mariachi” (Abduction Records) Maybe it was knowing that it was the last SCG release, or the thread of funerals and death throughout the album, but this was such a moving and emotional album for me to listen to.  Even though the opener “Ben’s Radio” was a fun blast...
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Bear in a Noodle Shop: Nobuhiko Obayashi’s “House”

December 16, 2010

It doesn’t really make any more sense than that clip.  However, House is one of the most purely entertaining films I’ve seen come out of the Criterion collection.  An imprint known for its collection of art house films, serious foreign films and the occasional head scratcher (Armageddon, Robocop), Criterion does seem to be making...
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Juppala Kaapio, “Rainbow Mask” LP

December 15, 2010
Juppala Kaapio, “Rainbow Mask” LP

Juppala Kappio is the husband & wife duo of a Japanese sound artist and a Swiss folk artist.  Together they do some very minimal and pretty drone music.
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Alasdair Roberts / Jackie Oates, “A Selection of Marches, Quicksteps, Laments, Strathspeys Reels and Country Dances” 7″

December 10, 2010
Alasdair Roberts / Jackie Oates, “A Selection of Marches, Quicksteps, Laments, Strathspeys Reels and Country Dances” 7″

Pretty instrumental English (or UK) folk music.
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Alheuchatistas/ Fat 32 split 10″

December 9, 2010
Alheuchatistas/ Fat 32 split 10″

Holy.  Smokes.
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Iibiis Rouge s/t LP

December 7, 2010
Iibiis Rouge s/t LP

High Wolf and Neil Campbell of Astral Social Club and Vibracathedral Orchestra (oh, and also, like one of the biggest names in UK weirdo music in the past 30 years) got a band together to make some of the most fun psychedelic music heard in a long time.
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