Thursday, 8 July 2010

Invite the Spirit 1983

Henry Kaiser, Charles K. Noyes & Sang-Won Park

Recorded in 1983, originally released in 1984 on Celluloid, then reissued on Tzadik in 2007.

Henry Kaiser is one of the most prolific and versatile American free improvisers of the last 50 years. He’s played with a massive variety of artists during his 30+ year career, working with the likes of Fred Frith and Derek Bailey, but also treading ground with the Grateful Dead, Jim O’Rourke and Richard Thompson. This album sees him teaming up with Charles K. Noyes - a percussionist with whom Kaiser’d often play downtown at this time - and Sang-Won Park.

The presence of the South Korean Park is what brings the album it’s unique sound. His kayagum playing, unique vocal style, and the spirit he invites on what must be one of, if not the first fusion of downtown free improvisation and traditional Korean instrumentation, melds bizarrely and impeccably with Kaiser and Noyes.
The music on this record is very sparse and strange…

….I couldn’t find this on any other blogs….so enjoy!

1. Hurum 6:31
2. Choton 6:25
3. Yonggari 5:41
4. Sinpuri 17:51
5. Sirum 5:37
6. Pah 9:06
7. Tah 4:19
8. Sansoo 6:25
9. Oo-Aa-ly 12:28
Total: 74:21

Henry Kasier - guitars
Charles K. Noyes - percussion, saw
Sang-Won Park - kayagum, tanso, vocals


Wednesday, 7 July 2010


"I am Nothing"

1) Nothing 3:12
2) Nothing is Me 6:59
3) I am Nothing 6:15

Total: 16:24

feat. TP Bath - guitar, piano, cymbal, vocals

All the music was improvised, but overdubbed.

Download it HERE

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


...yet more music
"Heian Jidai Transit Authority"

1. Kagaribi 7:20
2. Supermassive Accretion/Te Laat Blues 7:34

Total: 14:35

TP Bath - guitars, keyboards, percussion, vocals, recorder, full walton boogie

All the music was improvised, but overdubbed.

"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance." - Ancient Japanese proverb


Monday, 14 June 2010

Some mo' muzik

....some music I recorded today

"Van Lawaai"

1. Voetnoten 3:24
2. Het Geluid van Mijn Ruimte/...en Toen Wat Rust 8:35
3. Zonneschijn 2:12
4. Boos 3:12

Total 17:22

TP Bath - guitars, keyboards, percussion, vocals

All the music was improvised, but overdubbed.

"The greatest delicacies taste of nothing when eaten alone." - Hanshiro Tsugumo


Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Song of the Now: Drudenfu├č by Urfaust

Dutch band in the black metal vein. This is the third track from 2004's Geist ist Teufel.

Learn more on their Myspace or an actual good website instead.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Bill Hicks

"We've all heard the same story - a young guy on acid thought he could fly, jumped out a window, what a tragedy...What a dick! Thought he could fly - why didn't he go up there, check it out first? You don't see ducks lining up for elevators to fly south! He's an idiot! He's dead! Good!"

Saturday, 20 February 2010

The Music of Today

'Polygon' by TP Bath

1. Polygon 2:51
2. Polygon Must DIE!!! 2:55
3. Poly's Gone 2:54

Total 8:38

TP Bath - guitars, tabla, cello, melodica, glockenspiel, recorder

All music was improvised, but overdubbed.

"I have awaited a question..." - The Guardian of Forever, Star Trek

DOWNLOAD it here