Two For Flinching : Aphasia and Good Weather For An Airstrike

Couple of cool instumental things appeared in the Inbox yesterday, so I’ll spare you the fanfare, and get right to sharing.

Aphasia – The Crocodile Society of Aphasia

Truth be told, Taiwanese sonic sculptors Aphasia haven’t released anything new since 2008’s The Crocodile Society of Aphasia, but they’re featured here for a couple reasons. For starters, until yesterday, I was not hip to Aphasia, either under that moniker or their previous incarnation as Nipples. Second, the band will soon be bringing its No Wave-inspired improvisational compositions to North America, Canada to be exact, for a handful of shows. I’m not a betting man, but I don’t feel like I’m going out on a limb in predicting that fans of Explosions In The Sky, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mono and the more dilettantish leanings of Sonic Youth will find that Aphasia sets their tails wagging. If you’re on the fence, check out the Wun-Tang Jheng-directed bad-acid video for Deep Spring.

MP3 : Aphasia – Deep Spring

Aphasia On Tour

8/28/10 – Toronto, ON @ Harbourfront Centre
8/29/10 – Toronto, ON @ Duffy’s Tavern
8/30/10 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
8/31/10 – Halifax, NS @ Seahorse Tavern
9/1/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Ginger 62
9/2/10 – White Rock, BC @ Sawbuck’s Pub
9/5/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Plaza of Nations

Good Weather For An Airstrike – The Beginning Of The Rest Of Our Lives

Sure, I can admit it. I had to hear this band based solely on the Sigur Ros-copped name. British artist Tom Honey originally conceived Good Weather For An Airstrike as a diversion from/remedy for the sleeplessness he was experiencing as a result of a bout of tinnitus. Unlike so many other records I’ve been subjected to in 2010, The Beginning Of The Rest Of Our Lives is designed to induce sleep. Unfortunately, it didn’t work for me as I just found myself feeling guilty that so long has passed since I last enjoyed Music For Airports. That being said, after spinning this track a few times, I went an entire afternoon without feeling the temptation to strangle one of my needy coworkers. With that in mind, and if the rumors are true, allow me to dedicate the track to Cleveland Cavaliers fans everywhere.

MP3 : Good Weather For An Airstrike – The Beginning Of The Rest Of Our Lives

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