A perfect audial treat from a UK young and super talented guitar-raga virtuoso, James Blackshaw. This guy is the true amalgamation of John Fahey and Ravi Shankar's soul. Spine-chilling.
Pumice is Stefan Geoffrey Neville from New Zealand who specializes in Lo-Fi psychedelic folk. This is his latest album. I like the mixture of scratchy sounds of the bambino organs and the harsh thundering 70's fuzz guitars. One of the best Lo-Fi gems in 2007. He's touring Japan right now btw.
Pumice - Pebbles
Not another LA art-punk. No Age purvey a stripped, essential, life-affirming skewed take on pop delivered via a clearly defined punk-rock aesthetic, taking noise, energy and melody in equal measure. Reminiscent at various junctures of the likes of early Black Dice, Ramones, and My Bloody Valentine, Weirdo Rippers documents a fast developing band hitting their stride.
No Age - Weirdo Rippers