American Primitive: remember Jack Rose (1971-2009)

"Rose was the premier American Primitive guitarist of his generation, furthering the experiments in guitar soli of John Fahey and Robbie Basho while factoring in wildcart influences drawn in avant rock , improvisation and drone. Rose was a member of Pelt alongside Patrick Best and Mike Gangloff, a group that metamorphosed from a straightforward noise rock project to an improvisatory ensemble that extended American folk traditions into eternal music settings inspired by minimalist composers and devotional music." (The Wire)

On December 5, 2009, Jack Rose, age 38, has died of a heart attack in his home town of Philadelphia, 10 years after having composed Ghosts Are Never Forgiven with his group Pelt, in 1999.

Pelt, Ghosts Are Never Forgiven, from "Empty Bell Ringing in the Sky" (1999)
Jack Rose, Now that I'm a Man Full Grown II, from "Kensington Blues" (2005)
Jack Rose, Cross the North Fork, from "Kensington Blues" (2005)

Lyria's ITunes 10 best rated songs in 2009 !

10. Azari & III, Reckless With Your Love (listened 65 times)
09. Ganglians, Violent Brave (68 times)
08. Cold Sun, Here In The Year (69 times)
07. Mike Wexler, Gift Wave (71 times)
06. Ash Ra Tempel, Laughter Loving (77 times)
05. Talking Heads, Nothing But Flowers (79 times)
04. Gary Higgins, It Didn't Take Too Long (82 times)
03. Stardust, Music Sounds Better With You (Mux Mool rmx) (83 times)
02. Paul Simon, Spirit Voices (135 times)
01. Kurt Vile, Heartattack (142 times)



Some 70s DIY weirdness from France : two tracks from Songs, recorded in 1975 by Richard Maubert (a.k.a Warlus) in a theatre in Villepreux.

Warlus, Gee Gee




From Earon Earth

The Earons are a self-described "astro-funk" band from "Earon Earth." They were inspired by the cosmic mythology of Sun Ra with a bit of Anthony Braxton's mathematica. Group members use the following stage names: .28 (a.k.a. Henry Pizzicarola, vocals), .22 (Percival Prince, guitar), .33 (Kevin Nance, keyboards), .69 (Melvin Lee, bass) and .18 (Lonnie Ferguson, drums). In 1984 they topped the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with "Land of Hunger."

The Earons' blog