In what now seems, somewhat miraculously, to be an annual free-pass for self-indulgence, I’ve been allowed to compile another one of my psych CDs to come free with the new issue of Uncut; the one with The Who on the cover, hence the CD’s pretty arbitrary title, “Seeing For Miles”.
As with last year’s “Interstellar Overdrive”, I figured it may be useful to post links to a bunch of blogs about the artists on the disc. A couple of things here that I haven’t mystifyingly, blogged about. One is the new Six Organs Of Admittance album, which is lovely, but somehow stumped me to write about; I’ve linked instead to one of the numerous other posts on Ben Chasny.
The other is Theo Angell’s “Wakeling”, from his “Tenebrae” album. Angell is affiliated to the Jackie O Motherfucker collective, and now seems to have found a Brooklyn home alongside various Tower Recordings alumni. Consequently, “Wakeling” fits in well with that latter sound – evocative crypto-folk of the kind we used, in more innocent times, to call freak folk.
Anyway, here’s the full tracklisting. Let me know what you think when you’ve had a listen.
11. Theo Angell – “Wakeling”