Blog favorite Noah23 is back on his Blast Master Therion shit with the trippy, trappy, auto-tune & pitch-shift assisted slapper "Yin Yang Pinky Ring".

The computer animated video clip, courtesy of lil PDF, is a retro-futuristic feast for the eyes of anyone well schooled in occult symbolism.

"Yin Yang Pinky Ring" is from Noah23's double-album 'Peacock Angel' out now via Plague Language.

Posted by El Keter
At 08:38 PM on 07/27/15
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The Magic Man

It doesn't take a "Magic Man" to know that Monday Magick is taking this week off.

We'll be back with another entry of our magickal musical feature next week.
Posted by El Keter
At 08:18 PM on 07/27/15
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We live in an age of remixes, refixes, reworks, and mashups that all but obliterates conventional notions regarding sampling, interpolation, cover songs, and collaborations.

That being the case, I'm not exactly sure what to call what Atlanta's Stori Brooks did with Thundercat's "Lone Wolf and Cub" in this all-too-brief video she was kind enough to send my way earlier today.

She calls it an "homage", which I'm fine with.

I just call it dope.

Stori Brooks
Posted by El Keter
At 07:37 PM on 07/23/15
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Bassist extraordinaire Thundercat channels Shuggie Otis and Sho Kosugi in the bushido-blade-blessed video for his smooth-as-fuck new tune "Them Changes".

"Them Changes" is from the frequent Flying Lotus collaborator's newest project, the mini-album 'The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam', out now on Brainfeeder.

Posted by El Keter
At 07:23 PM on 07/21/15
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Dancing phantasms choreographically haunt the protagonist of Brooklyn-based Electronic Pop duo Stranger Cat's new video for their single "Sirens".

I caught Stranger Cat live opening for Serengeti and Yoni Wolf of WHY? in Providence a couple months back and was absolutely blown away by their performance.

Cop their album, 'In the Wilderness', or the "Sirens" 7'', from Joyful Noise, and don't hesitate to see them in person if the opportunity should present itself.

Stranger Cat
Posted by El Keter
At 07:07 PM on 07/21/15
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This week's Monday Magick entry is what some might call a "hidden jem" or "dusty classic" from one of the great "lost albums" of the Psychadelic era. "Devil and the Sea" is probably one the least wigged-out tracks from the decidedly occult-tinged self-titled 1968 debut from freaked out Los Angeles area five-piece St. John Green.

Formed by students at Pasadena City College in 1967, the band made a name for themselves locally and quickly fell under the influence of Rock Svengali Kim Fowley who had a hand in several novelty and cult records and was something of a "shadowy figure" involved in some of the murkier goings on on the LA scene. Fowley directed the band in the development of what he called the "Canyon Sound", a "new style of music" intended to be a hallmark of the Topanga Canyon scene. Group founder Mike Baxter would in fact claim that Fowley's agenda, which included weaving a "mystical tale about the Dark Shadows of the Canyon and the Mysterious Canyon people" into their music, overran the project leaving it "twisted into a bizarre Kim Fowley project." The resulting LP, fueled by the eccentric behavior and drug-abuse of lead-vocalist and songwriter Ed Bissot, and directed in ever stranger directions by Fowley, was in fact a dark, paranoid, drug-infused psychedelic journey unlike anything many listeners had heard up to that point. However there were a few slightly more polished selections, like the almost soulful (but still diabolic) "Devil and the Sea", providing groovy respite from all the high weirdness.

Ultimately the album wasn't a success, though it did go on to enjoy a reputation as a cult classic, and St. John Green disbanded soon after its release. Fowley went on to say "I have people come up to me and cry and stuff when I go to Europe. They cry and they start shaking and stuff. That's the way people respond to that record... It's a great record. There's only a handful of records that I've made that are great" about the album. Fowley kept his fingers in the music biz until his death from bladder cancer earlier this year.

Music is magick!
Posted by El Keter
At 09:25 PM on 07/20/15
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The video for Indie-Rock stalwarts Yo La Tengo's cover of The Cure's "Friday I'm in Love" is a bloody mess.

"Friday I'm in Love" is from the band's forthcoming album 'Stuff Like That There', out August 28th on Matador Records.

Yo La Tengo
Posted by El Keter
At 11:57 PM on 07/17/15
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