Summertime at 1190 is marching on dutifully, and this week we have some psychedelic additions to rotation that may surprise any dedicated listeners.
First, on the far end of the bizarre, David Lynch has released yet another record, this time under the title The Big Dream. Loaded with unsettling vocals, experimental electronica and an almost Lee Hazlewood-esqe approach to rockabilly, The Big Dream is a supremely strange record by one of the true visionary filmmakers of our time.
Fans of Guided By Voices have had an incredibly spoiled past 2 years with not one, but four releases by the lo-fi pioneers. Now, lead singer Robert Pollard has a solo outing that might be the most consistent of them all. Channeling a more western, acoustic vibe throughout the 17 tracks on Honey Locust Honky Tonk, Pollard proves once again that his restless creativity is still a force to be reckoned with.
And lastly, on the more atypical side for 1190, Pretty Lights' new double disc A Color Map of the Sun, sees the Fort Collins native Derek Vincent Smith following the muse turntablism. Loaded with scratchy samples from every genre under the sun, A Color Map of the Sun sounds closer to the early work of DJ Shadow than most other EDM records out there right now, and we at 1190 are totally on board with that.
Other additions include:
* Dark Clock, All Tiny Creatures.
* Phases & Repetition, LA Machine.
* The Bardo Story, Salvia Plath .
-- Sam Goldner is the music director at Radio 1190