I had so much fun reading from The Animals’ Rebellion a few weeks ago that I decided I wanted to read the whole thing. This is part 2 with 2 more to follow.
I first became aware of SPIEDKIKS last year with the release of “Take Off Your Makeup” on Rec72. I loved everything about the release, except for the final track. After publishing my review, Chris “Kik” Stark contacted me and explained that the last track was an homage to The Beastie Boys. I felt a little stupid — it made perfect sense. My only defense was I hadn’t listened to The Beastie Boys for several (10 or more) years. The Little Smartphone Spiedkiks interview was conducted recently, and offers interesting insights into the duo’s work, Creative Commons licensing, and more.
UPDATED: Jack Hertz in ambient Green Mist is a remastered version of the the Earth Mantra label’s release from 2012. (The original Earth Mantra releases are available on the Internet Archive.) This version uses current technology to update the sound of this release.
Hailing from Gainesville, Florida, Big Shoals is a three piece band producing music that is frequently referred to as “roots rock” with a healthy dose of Americana and country twang. On their first release we get a healthy dose of how this music has evolved since it was originally known as country rock back in the 70’s and 80’s — when it was a young style. Let’s see how the kid still goes on with Big Shoals.
So, I’ve somehow fallen behind a bit with Matthew Tyas’s work. He has another release that came out this month which I haven’t acquired yet. This will soon be rectified, however, as his impressions on Longues Plages is a work that makes me want to have more of his releases in my collection.