2017 Year Enders



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[photo: Karen Zanes]

KRIS THOMPSON has been tending various savory pots of garage, psych & experimental sound in the local scene’s test kitchen — via time spent with BOBB TRIMBLE’S FLYING SPIDERS, THE PREFAB MESSIAHS, VIOLET NOX, ABUNAI!, NISI PERIOD, ASTRAL CHILL, TWILIGHT TIPI, MAGIC SHOPPE and others. These are the platters, tapes & digitalia that he spent the most time with this past year…

Sez Kris…
Next year I’ll aim to return to a “current year” list — but for now I’m liking the idea of seeing what things from (mostly) the past few years have ended up sticking with me. While not necessarily a “best” list, it’s the tracks I heard the most (out of likely 1000+) — so take it as, at least, a hopefully “rather quite good” listening sesh…

Ty Segall & White Fence — “I Am Not a Game” (2012)

— “Teletron” (1983)

The December Sound
[local] — “Drone Refusenik” (2008)

Tropic of Cancer
— “Dive (Wheel of the Law)” (2011)

Ghost Box Orchestra
[local] — “Vader” (2013)

The Soft Moon
— “Dead Love” (2010)

Sunbeam Sound Machine
— “Real Life” (2014)

Fabulous Diamonds
— “John Song” (2012)

Beep Beep and the Road Runners [local] — “True Love Knows” (1966)

Heavy Times
— “Electronic Cigarette” (2011)

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