Pt. 2: 7 Poems 8 Beats

May 27, 2010 at 8:13 pm (Uncategorized)

Signed and limited to 100 copies, this EP is the companion piece to When You Can’t Afford Weed, Smoke This. It has some of the same Gas Monk original beats on it, but also comes with unreleased beats and remixes and a collection of Forrest Armstrong poetry. The real deal for Gas-Forrest-Monk-Armstrong-heads.

Track List:

1) Late Night Smokes
2) She Must Always Feel Like This
3) Goodbye Portland
4) This Shoulda Been Born in France
5) No Quarter
6) One For Zane
7) I Took My Dream to the Hills (Vomitus Skink Remix)
8 ) Gunshots & Gavels (Jdubeats Remix)

Poetry:

Rubber Cement
If in a Boat, Carried by Each Day
The Matador
To the Quietly Murdered
Black Footprints
The Chase and the Chased
Light and More Fragrance

UPDATE: This CD has gone through some changes. Read about it here.
Also check out this album’s brother, When You Can’t Afford Weed Smoke This.

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Pt. 1: When You Can’t Afford Weed, Smoke This

May 27, 2010 at 7:54 pm (Uncategorized)

A hip hop turntablism-without-turntables mix. It draws together strange sounds and beats from sources ranging from Dilla to Coltrane to DJ Cam, is punctured with a handful of original Gas Monk bullets, and goes for an hour without stopping.  A fun fact: this was mostly made in Denmark.

It’s broken up into 6 tracks for convenience, though meant to be thought of as one. Anyway, here’s what’s on each:

(Every song’s been tampered with – degree of resemblance to original varies)

Track 1
Gasoline Monk – “Late Night Smokes”
Bahamadia – “Spontaneity”
Mobb Deep – “Up North Trip”
DJ Cam – “Underground Vibes (Live)”
Madvillain – “Monkey Suite”

Track 2
Gasoline Monk – “This Shoulda Been Born in France”
Flying Lotus – “Breathe . Something/Stellar STar”
DJ Cam – “Free Your Turntable and Your Scratch Will Follow”
Dr. Octagon – “Girl Let Me Touch You”

Track 3
Boards of Canada – Gas Monk & V-Low Rap Montage
John Coltrane – “Vigil”
Mux Mool – “SFW Porn”

Track 4
Frank Zappa – “Inca Roads”
J Dilla – “KJAY & We Out”
Gang Starr – “Above the Clouds”
Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf – “Red Light, Green Light”
Gasoline Monk – “She Must Always Feel Like This”
Led Zeppelin – “No Quarter”
Gasoline Monk – “No Quarter”

Track 5
Daedulus – “Welcome Home”
Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce – “It’s My Beat”
A Tribe Called Quest &  Pete Rock – “We Got the Jazz”
Swizz Beatz – “Money in the Bank”
Boards of Canada – “Rue the Whirl”
Bonobo – “Silver”

Track 6
Vomitus Skink – “I Took My Dream to the Hills (Remix)”

Download this for free here.
Also check out this mixtape’s brother, 7 Poems 8 Beats.

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Eckhard Gerdes Drops a New Novel

May 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm (Uncategorized)

Psychedelia at its best. & not the lo-fi soft flower bullshit of the past, but real, colorful, oh-my-God-I-dropped-a-few-tabs-too-many psychedelia, poured out of Eckhard’s brain and into your drinking glass. It’s a real treat to see this hit the world.

It’s released by Crossing Chaos Enigmatic Ink, who also released my own novel Asphalt Flowerhead and Jase Daniels’ The Grubby End. Learn some more about this incredible book (& incredible writer) here.

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7 Poems 8 Beats

May 16, 2010 at 8:07 pm (Uncategorized)

One more piece of Jase Daniels art to show you before I drop this whole package:

I love this English fellow.

My computer is practically gone (I can still squeek out some internet time with it – it’s being very kind right now and working long enough to let me put up a couple blog posts!) so I’ve relocated operations on the mixtape from my laptop laboratory to my father’s basement studio – where I’ve been working since I was 14. Now there’s very little left to do but put the final hours behind the boards mixing. I can’t wait to show you all of this.

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Boston Livin’

May 16, 2010 at 8:00 pm (Uncategorized)

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Goodfellow attacks

May 16, 2010 at 7:57 pm (Uncategorized)

Swallowdown Press (aka the crew I’m from) is now in “Cody Goodfellow Month” mode. A lot of you have probably already heard of Cody – his novels Radiant Dawn and Ravenous Dusk seem to be universally-approved by horror & poetic junkies alike. But when Cody got down to write some stuff for Swallowdown, he knew he had to take it as far as he gets. This stuff registers high on the trip-meter, and the language makes me jealous.

Right now Swallowdown is doing a special offer to help you get acquainted with Cody. If you buy one of his books, you can get the other one free – or some other books, like Jeremy’s own novels (and of course his cult hit collection, Angeldust Apocalypse) or Another Sky Press’ anthology Falling From the Sky.

It’s summertime, and we all need something to read. Unless you’re gonna be like all these goonies around this town smoking weed all day passing out on the lawn collecting sunburns. But don’t be like that.

There’s more info on how to get these fresh books here.

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Soundtrack to What?

May 7, 2010 at 1:14 pm (Uncategorized)

Remember that  mixtape I put out a few weeks ago, Soundtrack to an Unnamed Book? Well, that “unnamed book” finally has a name. In a month or two, THE DEADHEART SHELTERS will be running rampant through your cities, homes, and minds. Keep guarded!

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Mixtape Art

May 6, 2010 at 3:04 pm (Uncategorized)

Just wanted to share the beautiful art Jase Daniels did for my upcoming mixtape, When You Can’t Afford Weed, Smoke This. The mixtape comes in two forms; this one is a blend of some of my beats and some other folks’ beats, kind of like a Gas Monk turntable set (minus turntables). Made most of it in Denmark. The other version is the “legal” version, the one you can buy as a CD, which is the original beats extracted from the mix, some of my poetry, and remixes from Vomitus Skink (aka Jase Daniels) and Jdubeats of some older Gas Monk favorites – called 7 Poems, 8 Beats. Cover art for that coming very soon.

I love Jase Daniels; we made our entrance into the art world together with This City is Alive, a collab book that we only made 60 copies of and is now long gone. (Actually, I heard that Jase doesn’t even have a copy. I don’t know if that’s true, I haven’t asked him yet. I only have one and if I lose it it’s lost forever.) He made the art for my last mixtape, Soundtrack to an Unnamed Book, and you can expect to see all Gas Monk stuff coming out with the same sort of look, thanks to him.

So without further adieu (adieu?), check it:

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Coitus Sonitus

May 1, 2010 at 9:33 am (Uncategorized)

Jase Daniels aka Vomitus Skink is at it again with another album, Coitus Sonitus. This is noise music at its finest… the level of melody, clarity, and meditativeness surpasses its genre and belongs in a category by itself, something that feels a lot like Jase Daniels images look. I think this album might be better than his first, in mude, for the “SEX” sequence alone… five tracks of Skink going places it’s never gone before. For fans of the weird, the gritty, and the other-worldly, this is a must-listen. Also be sure to put the last track, “Dirty Parks,” on repeat for a while – forty seconds of pure beauty.

The album is available, both for free download and as physical CD, here.

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