“The Good you do it will follow you, and the bad you do, it will stay with you.”
the durian brothers are a three piece band (sequencer, 2×2 prepared turntables). their music is a vision of a new and radical club music (strictly 90 bpm). A bassdrum is the boss of the rhythm but multiple dense, rhythmic structures generated from turntables played with rubberbands and found objects; muted guitar sequences lead through a jungle of sounds.
The music of the Durian Brothers burns with the crackle humm of an ancient woven sonic fabric, and transcends the familiar and often rigid confines of loop based / sequencer music. Drawing from a pallete of heavy and textural percussive and melodic tones, and masterfully combing sequenced and non-sequenced sources. The music created feels very in the moment, a sonic-rhythmic architecture come to life in full 3D.
PDX radman Travis McAlister, Tuba player for Kesbic Orkestar, and overall global riddem hunter just sent me over a batch of links to some of his current sources of sonic inspiration..
Take it away Travis!…
Ethiopian Ortohdox Tewahedo music (I love this stuff) -
Palm leaf instruments from Roti, Indonesea (file under “realness”)-
Hashed-out Egyptian harpists!
“trees against the sky, fields of plenty, rivers to the sea: this, and more spreads before me” - Moondog
One of the finest American Composers.
Visionary poly-rhythmist. Outsider, heatbringer.
A huge influence over the BOOMARM vision, and commitment to realness from all corners of Musical thought.
Louis Thomas Hardin aka MOONDOG.
Here’s a vinylrip of side B from the Honest Jon’s re-issue of the Snaketime Series LP.
SUSTENTACULA – “SALEM CITY OF PEACE”
Warble Records – 2010
An amazing collection of epic percussive productions, and soulful prophetic vocals.
This is some end times/ astral transition shit right here. Plug into the now time future vibe transmissions.
On the nerd tip: Visionary production and arrangement of acoustic vs. sequenced sources. Power house dudes at work.
SUSTENTACULA is David Rafn and Ryan Stuewe, two of PDX’s finest crunk/experimentalists.
“The Fur Will Shed” – Sustentacula
“Assume Formlessness” – Sustentacula
Thick, gooey, dirty, slow, grinds, remixes, screwed, soul, vibes. Really appreciate it when dudes keep it dirty and experimental. He is bringin some sticky heat. Lets hope to hear more from this LA based bro, sooooon.
File this one under “Realness”
“Autotune” (Gulls edit w/hype) – Emsikta
**Special Guest MC’s – Papi Chulo AKA Paper/Upper/Cuts, Thrifty AKA The Thriftshop Sampler, Scooch the sconce layer AKA RBLU.
Mean Sound – Gulls
Big Slapp (edit) – Gulls
Beach Pulls – Gulls
The Portland Beat (blown to bits) – Studio Geordie
Franco Boba (rough) – Gulls
Thumb Block – Paper/Upper/Cuts
Cut To The Chase (Gulls remix) – The Thriftshop Sampler
Sahara Autotune (Gulls Remix/Edit) – Unknown Artist from Niger – via sahelsounds.com
Ice Palace – ONUINU
These Are My People (Gulls Remix) – Blue Cranes
Eww Yeah – AUDIOCRIP
Slowercase Letters – Paper/Upper/Cuts
Cherish The Boy (rough) – Gulls
VidM – Strategy
400_ctdn.wav – RBLU
Vetted – Gulls
Glow Dub – Gulls
Shting Shtank – Michael Bruce
VHS Joes – DIEBOMBSHELTERS
A Revolution (feat. Patch McMurphy, The Thriftshop Sampler) – Gulls
Untitled #1 – Natural Magic