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Semi-Random Friday Music

June 29, 2007

archie bronson outfitThe I’ve Got Vacationitis, But Also Feel Guilty About Not Having Done One of These in a While Edition

WHEREBY Your Montag traverses the myspace music scene, follows the trail of comments from one page to the next and picks out the song I like best from each artist. If you take the blue pill [i.e. hold out for a blue hyperlink to click on, though you won’t find any here] — the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. If you take the red pill [i.e. click on the red text] — you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes… all the way to the artist’s myspace music page, that is.

This week the list is mini.

  1. FogKrahn (Barrington, RI) — Self-described as “Electronica/Funk/Reggae,” but don’t let the funk/reggae part fool you.
  2. Lose ya Voice(Frank and his) Skunk Allstars (Mülheim Ruhr/Los Angeles, Germany, whatever the fuck that’s supposed to mean.) — Write this on a piece of paper: Ska-ish, swing-ish, at times with a reggae rythm, from Germany via LA. Now crumple it up and try to make sense of it while imagining the voice of that Barenaked Ladies guy. Unique. —ish.
  3. Hot In ThatUndercut (Bristol, UK) — Just good indie/alternative rock, or whatever the kids are calling it these days.
  4. Cherry Lipsarchie bronson outfit (UK) — Cool stuff. Would have been right at home with the music on the psychedelic version of semi-random music we churned out last time around.
  5. AUTO MUNCHdie munch machine (UK) — YEAH!! “We are keyboard and rhythm only.” Experimental. Guy likes!

Your Montag’s top two, for others like me who just want to get started on the holiday and don’t have time for this shit: I’d say 4 and 5; but the delicately eardrummed, and those who don’t ‘get’ experimental music, should go with 4 and 3. In fact, most should probably avoid #5. Yeah, I enjoyed it, but my “desert island” selection is Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II for the sake of goodness. I’m just sayin’ you might not feel the same way. Have I covered my ass enough yet?

Suggestions? If you know of, (or are,) a myspace music artist that might value the exposure that a glancing mention on a D-list blog can bring, leave a comment here or correspond with me via electronic mail.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 5, 2007 9:15 PM

    Hello again, Montag. Neil here. Didn’t realize some guy in Thailand stole my blog. My brother informed me with a “WTF?!!” message, so I had to do something about that. So I just started a new blog with the URL of “”, since I couldn’t use my full URL since the guy in Thailand has it. Then I did a search and found your comment wondering where I went, so I thought I’d let you know I’m not dead. Hope all’s well in your neck of the forest.

  2. July 9, 2007 8:01 AM

    Woo-hoo! Thanks for letting us know, Neil!

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