Grannykart Best of 2013 (Albums and EPs)

I haven’t done a singles list yet.

Albums:

1) V/A – I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age In America 1950-1990
2) Magik Markers – Surrender to the Fantasy
3) Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady
4) Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven
5) Ex-Easter Island Head – Mallet Guitars Three
6) Factory Floor – Factory Floor
7) Matana Roberts – COIN COIN Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile
8) John Luther Adams – Inuksuit
9) Charlemagne Palestine + Z’ev – Rubhitbangklanghear
10) William Winant – Five American Percussion Pieces
11) OOIOO – Gamel
12) V/A – Truck Stop Sweethearts & C.B. Savages: The Plantation Records Story 1968-1981
13) Steve Hauschildt – S/H
14) Glasser – Interiors
15) Holydrug Couple – Noctuary
16) Astral Social Club – Electric Yep
17) Tod Dockstader – Electronic Vol. 2
18) Ekin Fil – Ekin Fil
19) Pissed Jeans – Honeys
20) Body/Head – Coming Apart
21) Sir Richard Bishop – Mystery Guild
22) David Van Tieghem x Ten – FRKWYS Vol. 10: David Van Tieghem x Ten – Fits & Starts
23) Tim Hecker – Virgins
24) NYMPH – New Millennium Prayer
25) Autechre – Exai
26) The Oscillation – From Tomorrow
27) M.I.A. – Matangi
28) Noveller – No Dreams
29) My Bloody Valentine – m b v
30) Iasos – Celestial Soul Portrait
31) Broadcast – Berberian Sound Studio: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
32) The Dead C – Armed Courage
33) Melt-Banana – Fetch
34) David Lang – Death Speaks
35) Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – UZU
36) Master Musicians of Bukkake – Far West
37) Barn Owl – V
38) Forest Swords – Engravings
39) Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe
40) Bill Orcutt & Chris Corsano – The Raw and the Cooked
41) Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
42) Marnie Stern – The Chronicles of Marnia
43) Eleanor Friedberger – Personal Record
44) Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
45) Lubomyr Melnyk – Three Solo Pieces
46) Stellar OM Source – Joy One Mile
47) Matmos – The Marriage of True Minds
48) DJ Koze – Amygdala
49) ADULT. – The Way Things Fall
50) Pere Ubu – Lady From Shanghai
51) Wooden Shjips – Back to Land
52) Mazzy Star – Seasons of Your Day
53) Rhys Chatham – Harmonie du Soir
54) Pop. 1280 – Imps of Perversion
55) Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
56) Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
57) Haim – Days Are Gone
58) William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who is William Onyeabor?
59) Laraaji – Celestial Music 1978-2011
60) Psychic Ills – One Track Mind
61) Grouper – The Man Who Died in His Boat
62) The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
63) Vum – Psychotropic Jukebox
64) Saâda Bonaire – Saâda Bonaire
65) Zola Jesus – Versions

EPs:

1) The Dead C/Rangda – The Dead C Vs. Rangda
2) Parquet Courts – Tally All the Things That You Broke
3) John Foxx and The Belbury Circle – Empty Avenues

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Jodycast #27: September 27, 2013

And on we go, with Jodycast Episode 27. Last night’s DJ set was a hoot for me, and I think the crowd liked a lot of what I played, but I very possibly went overboard with the punk rock — the house asked me to keep the music “up” so I searched my proposed set for all the uptempo songs I had that weren’t “hard rap” or “techno.” Today, in the throes of a bad cold, I decided to go ham with the weird freeform music since nobody could tell me what not to play.

Ut – Evangelist
The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black – Alaska
Crash Course In Science – Cardboard Lamb
Jeff and Jane Hudson – Los Alamos
Glenn Branca – Second Movement, Symphony No. 6 (Devil Choirs at the Gates of Heaven)
Bob Cobbing – from ABC in Sound (d – p – t)
Hugo Ball – Seepferdchen und Flugfishche
Bernard Heidsieck – Canal Street No. 19
Christian Bök – Ubu Hubbub
When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water – See The Funny Little Clown
Brenda Kahn – Eggs on Drugs
Sunburned Hand of the Man – Magnetic Drugs
Swans – I Was a Prisoner In Your Skull
Fushitsusha – Double Live Disc 1 – Track 3

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Jodycast DJ Night

If you’re in L.A. and anywhere near the Glassell Park area, come to the first Jodycast DJ night — September 26, 2013, starting around 10pm.

Featuring the greatest hits from the first 25 1/2 episodes of Jodycast! ’80s Miami freestyle, ’60s Latino rock, Hasil Adkins, C86, Black Bananas, Reagan/Thatcher punk, Turkish Moog pop, divorce-country, Liberace, Zapp & Roger, Metal Urbain, “Indian War Whoop,” atomic-energy pop, Italo disco, and the Kidz Bop Kids.

RSVP on the Facebook event page.

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Jodycast #21: August 17, 2013

This Jodycast has some ’60s pop, a choral section, an Alan Lomax section, and finishes off with a few songs about good old atomic energy.

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Manny Corchado – Pow Wow

Ricardo Ray – Nitty Gritty

She – Outta Reach

The Tykes – Hey Girl

The Tams – Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me

Marie Knight – Hey, Tell Me Boy

Laura Nyro – Stoney End

Babs Tino – What’s Wrong With Me And You

Joby Talbot – Leon (from “Path of Miracles”)

Alarm Will Sound/Ossia – Tehillim: IV. Psalm 150:4-6, “Halleluhu batof umachol” (Reich)

The Finzi Singers – My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land, Op. 18, No. 3 (Elgar)

Uncredited – The Shining Girl (Ragazza Che Risplendi) (World Library of Folk and Primitive Music Vol. 15: Northern and Central Italy)

Belleville A Cappella Choir – The Gospel Train

Unidentified Group – And Pitied Every Groan (Alan Lomax American Folk Blues Train)

Neville Marcano – Atomic Energy Calypso

Red Foley – Atomic Power

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown – Atomic Energy

Blues Creation – Atomic Bombs Away

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Jodycast #16: July 15, 2013

Jodycast is back with Episode #16. I apologize for not getting a new one of these up since March, and for not updating the website since February. Life is still busy, but if time permits, I will do some short writeups of the episodes I’ve been negligent in logging here.

Jah Wobble – Invaders of the Heart (Exotic Decadent Disco Mix) liberace cooks
Raincoats – Lola
Phil Lynott – Talk In ‘79
Thin Lizzy – Dancing In the Moonlight (It’s Caught Me In Its Spotlight)
Liza Minnelli – Dancing In the Moonlight
Irene Dunne – Lovely to Look At
Joan Diener – Aldonza
Barbara Cook – Glitter and Be Gay
Tom Robinson Band – Glad To Be Gay
Matmos – Steam and Sequins For Larry Levan
Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
Kate Bush – Kashka From Baghdad
Liberace – The Impossible Dream

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Jodycast #12: February 27, 2013

Going back to the halcyon “avant/new-music/electronic” days of the first few Jodycasts. I kinda pulled this week’s episode out of thin air, since I didn’t have much time to listen to new things — and that’s a shame, because the great Important Records just sent me a massive box of back-catalog promos for podcast use. I did throw in a Christina Kubisch piece from one of that box’s CDs, and in future episodes you may hear tracks from Eliane Radigue, My Cat Is An Alien, Duane Pitre, the Robbie Basho tribute album, or any number of other things. You’ll also notice that I don’t do much talking on this episode — inspired partially by the Quartz City podcast where Chris specifically doesn’t break up the songs with chat, but also inspired by the fact that I have a big effing test coming up and I need to concentrate on that.

ep12-smallIannis Xenakis – N’Shima for 2 female voices, 2 horns, 2 trombones and cello
California E.A.R. Unit, Joan La Barbara, Gene Youngblood, Morton Subotnick – All My Hummingbirds Have Alibis: I. All my hummingbirds have alibis
John Luther Adams – …and bells remembered…
Christina Kubisch – Ocigam Trazom
Tod Dockstader – Soft Aurora
Zoltán Pongrácz – Concertino for cimbalom & electronics

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Jodycast #11: February 19, 2013

Sorry I never got around to posting my show notes for Episode #11 last week. This was a pretty noise-centric show, or at least it contained some difficult listening, and of course, a two-song tribute to the very polarizing Yoko Ono, who just celebrated her eightieth birthday. As a bonus, I threw in a couple of French punk singles at the end.

ep11-smallFall – Spectre Vs Rector (Live)
Diamanda Galas – This Is The Law Of The Plague
Yoko Ono – She Gets Down On Her Knees
Child Molesters – Don’t Worry Kyoko, Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow
Les Rallizes Denudes – The Night Collectors
Kikuri (Keiji Haino and Masami Akita) – Give Me Back That Colour You Stole From My Guts
Judy Nylon – The Dice
Edith Nylon – Tank
Guilty Razors – I Don’t Wanna Be A Rich

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Jodycast #10: February 13, 2013

Choral choons, Reagan/Tgetty-smallhatcher/Falklands punk, and Acid Mothers Temple’s “In C.” I’m sick with a cold this week so you get to hear me at peak congestion.

A word about the choral pieces: my group is doing the Janacek tune this season, and I did the Brahms one with my college choir. I don’t have any personal connection with “Eighteen Shining Buttons” but the Choir of the 21st Century Matyas Seiber tribute was one of my favorite albums of 2012.

Cappella Amsterdam and Daniel Reuss – Janacek: The Wild Duck (Kacena Divoka)
London Sinfonietta Chorus & Terry Edwards – Messiaen: O Sacrum Convivium!
Anthony Halstead, Christian Rutherford, Delyth Wynne, John Eliot Gardiner & Montiverdi Choir – Brahms: 4 Gesange, Op. 17: 4. Gesang Aus Fingal (Ossian)
Choir of the 21st Century & Howard Williams – Seiber: Yugoslav Folk Songs: IIa. Eighteen Shining Buttons
Pissed Jeans – Bathroom Laughter
Dayglo Abortions – Ronald McRaygun
M.D.C. – Bye Bye Ronnie
Notsensibles – I’m In Love With Margaret Thatcher
Larks – Maggie Maggie Maggie (Out Out Out)
Crass – Sheep Farming in the Falklands
Ruins – Infect
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. – In C

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Jodycast #9: February 06, 2013

 

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Public domain vaudeville, African funk, girl groups. This Jodycast was thrown together in a few hours — honestly, I’m supposed to be reading from my “On Cooking” and “Garde Manger” books instead of putzing around in Audacity — but I still like the way it turned out. As always, I apologize for my mangled pronunciations. I’d like to think I’m fairly worldly, but I haven’t studied any languages except for English, German, and Italian, and two of those are shaky at best.

Ora Alexander – You’ve Got to Save That Thing
Tampa Red’s Hokum Jug Band – I Wonder Where My Easy Rider’s Gone
Jimmy Davis – She’s a Hum Dum Dinger
Frances Alda – By the Waters of Minnetonka
Akathistos Russian Choir – Chestneyshuyou Heruvim: More Honorable Than The Cherubim
Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo de Cotonou – Gbeti Madjro
Tirogo – Let’s Feed the Nation
Marijata – No Condition is Permanent
James Brown – Turn On the Heat and Build Some Fire
Marva Whitney – I’m Tired I’m Tired I’m Tired (Things Better Change Before It’s Too Late)
Jaynetts – Sally Go Round the Roses
Reparata & The Delrons – Loneliest Girl In Town
Twinkle – Bowden House
This Heat – Twilight Furniture
Patrick Cowley and Jorge Socarras – You Laugh At My Face (Original Mix)

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Jodycast #8: February 01, 2013

Show notes: I’m returning to culinary school on Monday, so my head has been filled with fear of chef-instructors rather than excitement about music. If this set feels a few years out of date from a “what archival things hipsters are listening to” standpoint, it’s because I did indeed go back into my collection for inspiration this time. The episode is also more rock-oriented than other installments have been; such is the world of freeform podcasting. I promise, this is not the end of the weird choral composers or avant-improv sax guys.

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Pink Anderson – Weeping Willow Blues
Bukka White – District Attorney Blues
Henry Flynt – Guitar Rebop
Sydney Stripling – Standin’ On the Corner Smokin’ a Cheap Cigar
Neil Hagerty – Fallen Off the Rocks
Hasil Adkins – Punchy Wunchy Wickey Wackey Woo
Giant Sand feat. PJ Harvey – Johnny Hit and Run Pauline
Simply Saucer – Electro Rock
Armand Schaubroeck – Ratfucker
Lou Reed – Street Hassle (live)
Confounded – Little Dog

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