Joyful Noise [05-24-2013]


This week, Joyful Noise centers it’s self around Scottish Psychedelicism–  starting off with the new release (!) from the elusive electronic music duo, Boards of Canada, then, quickly, stepping back to the source with The Incredible String Band, an aptly named progressive psychedelic folk ensemble – both are groups that speak to me on a physical, inexplicably mystic level, perhaps due to my own Scottish heritage, but more likely because of the insane musical talent of the musicians therein.  In tune with the concept of stepping back, these are two bands which were first drawn into my ears in my early years of high school, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to listen to them with you now — new and old coming together through intimate connections spanning time, space and genre.  Thanks for listening!

opening music: 100th Psalm – The All Saved Freak Band, (For Christians, Elves and Lovers, 1978)

0. Reach for the Dead – Boards of Canada, (Tomorrow’s Harvest, to be released June 10/11 2013)
1. Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies – Pete Seeger, (Waist Deep in The Big Muddy and other Love Songs, 1967)
2. You Cleared Up the Sky – Kath Bloom & Loren Connors, (Moonlight, 1984)
3. Love Makes it All Worthwhile – Kath Bloom & Loren Connors, (Moonlight, 1984)
The Incredible String Band – Wee Tam and The Big Huge (1968)


Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Job’s Tears” Williamson 6:40
2. “Puppies” Heron 5:30
3. “Beyond the See” Heron 2:16
4. “The Yellow Snake” Williamson 2:04
5. “Log Cabin Home in the Sky” Heron 4:00
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “You Get Brighter” Heron 5:44
2. “The Half-Remarkable Question” Williamson 5:01
3. “Air” Heron 3:12
4. “Ducks on a Pond” Williamson 9:17

Disc two (The Big Huge)

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Maya” Williamson 9:24
2. “Greatest Friend” Heron 3:30
3. “The Son of Noah’s Brother” Williamson 0:16
4. “Lordly Nightshade” Williamson 5:13
5. “The Mountain of God” Williamson 1:51
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Cousin Caterpillar” Heron 5:15
2. “The Iron Stone” Williamson 6:33
3. “Douglas Traherne Harding” Heron 6:15
4. “The Circle Is Unbroken” Williamson 4:47