Aug 122017
 

dyingforbadmusic@gmail.com (DFBM) – August 12, 2017 at 05:23PM
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After some silence I worked through my stacks of music to compile a new edition of Songs of Wild Nothing.
tl;dr
Starting off with an exclusive song by Simone Romei aka Desmoines. He recorded a beautiful folk album that should be of interest for everyone who likes a well picked acoustic guitar and bittersweet words. And nobody else than Egle Sommacal helped to produce this album. That sounds like I expect you to know both artists, but I fear you don’t. Unless you are from Italy. I already wrote

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Aug 122017
 

dyingforbadmusic@gmail.com (DFBM) – August 11, 2017 at 08:04PM
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It’s summer and yets it’s cold right now. Either it’s a glitch in the weather pattern or it’s the nuclear winter looming ahead.
Let’s hope for the best.
Cold Days is the first album by German/American guitarist P.J. Phillips hailing from the Ruhr area, the former center of Germanys coal production.
In the earliest days of this blog I posted a demo of a self-proclaimed anarchist folk punk duo called Meursault (it’s also on bandcamp). Angry young men shouting from the top of their lungs and shred

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Jun 092017
 

dyingforbadmusic@gmail.com (DFBM) – June 9, 2017 at 12:38PM
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In 1965, **Harry Taussig** got invited to spend one hour in a studio to record his self-taught style of guitar music, that was influenced by Elizabeth Cotton, John Cage, and Stockhausen. The result was the self-published album _Fate Is Only Once_. Taussig played for friends and on a radio show, then he got into science and art until 40 years later when he was rediscovered by Josh Rosenthal of Tompkins Square.
**Max Ochs**, cousin of folk singer Phil Ochs went to the University of Maryland where

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Jun 092017
 

dyingforbadmusic@gmail.com (DFBM) – June 8, 2017 at 08:32PM
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I love field recordings. Recordings of environmental sounds were my photographs. I used to record the sounds of water, nature, and places and embedded them in my own music, like pasting photographs into a photo album. I loved the effect of mild confusion, not knowing if the barking of a dog came from my stereo or from outside my windows. Later I founded a label[^1] dedicated to this effect, releasing music that contained field recordings vice versa.
Listening to those old recordings brings back

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Jun 082017
 

dyingforbadmusic@gmail.com (DFBM) – June 7, 2017 at 08:58PM
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“Greetings from Amarillo is a musical postcard but also an invitation to look around and spend some time in the audio rendering of the Texas Panhandle.”
That’s how Hayden Pedigo describes his new album – a mix of cosmic electronica, hints of pop music and Takoma School influenced solo acoustic guitar pieces.

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May 242017
 

dyingforbadmusic@gmail.com (DFBM) – May 24, 2017 at 11:10AM
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Contemplate over a new episode of Morning Raga and delve into a mix of acoustic guitar-centered music. Sometimes electrified, solo or as a duo, with 6 or 12 strings.
[Playlist](#tracklist)
_’You’re the next guy to inherit the throne, the next Leo Kottke.’_ said John Fahey to **Toulouse Engelhardt**[^1] and just from the opening of _Rocky Mountain Bringdown_ have Kottke in your mind. Engelhardt’s sounds like most stories of solo guitarist who started in the late sixties and seventies.

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May 032017
 

dyingforbadmusic@gmail.com (DFBM) – May 3, 2017 at 03:48PM
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It got pretty quiet around the [New Weird Finland][1] movement from the mid-2000, led by artists like Lau Nau, Kuupuu or Kemialliset Ystävät. For quite some time the most surreal folk was coming out of the Finnish forest and tundra. It was the European sister to the Freak Folk movement from America and it was way weirder than the so-called New Weird Amerika. That was nothing you have heard before.
Now it’s an echo from the recent past and with Kadonnut Manner there is a Finnish artist who e

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Apr 242017
 

dyingforbadmusic@gmail.com (DFBM) – April 24, 2017 at 03:10PM
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It’s been a while since the last _Songs of Wild Nothing_ mix. I am a bit behind with the music stuff, but I’ve found a lot of weird old and new music over the last months, so it was easy to compile 33 tracks to a two hour mix. Hopefully you have the nerves to listen to the end. It’s again a mix from worn out folk records, some old time tunes, weird internet findings and the latest from under the radar.
We are starting with a mic test of home recording country singer **J.J. Thomas**. He’s coun

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Apr 192017
 

dyingforbadmusic@gmail.com (DFBM) – April 19, 2017 at 06:08PM
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I can’t praise the Tompkins Square compilation “Imaginational Anthem Vol.8” enough. The record collectors Michael Klausman, Brooks Rice and label owner Josh Rosenthal issued a wonderful collection of ultra-rare solo guitar records from the last 30 to 40 years. Back in those times, a privately pressed vinyl record meant a total commitment to your music. Releasing on vinyl was always expensive. To save their customers money and to streamline the process, vanity record labels offered a variat

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Apr 012017
 

dyingforbadmusic@gmail.com (DFBM) – April 1, 2017 at 11:15AM
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Fresh solo acoustic guitar from Belgium by Jonas Meersmans.
He co-founded the instrumental quartet Codasync[^1] and has written several soundtracks for short movies in the past.
_Monnift I_ is his debut album and it starts with an innocent music box tune and then he dives right into American steel string guitar territories. _Coyote_ has a really nice dark vibe and a drive not unlikely to Daniel Bachman or Jack Rose. It’s followed by _Minglemind_ which contrasts a jaunty melody with mathematica

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