Saturday, October 18, 2008

You Can't Evade Those Dead Zen Men........

This is Aesop. He lives in San Francisco but grew up in Florida. He has played the part of drummer in a bunch of bands most notably The Fuck Boyz,Hickey,Ludicra,and most recently Agalloch. Why should you give a damn about this. Well,because Aesop is the creator of the best blog out there: Cosmic Hearse.
Beginning in November 2007,he has worked his ass off to bring his readers(riders) to places they had surely never heard. Rarely do I stop in and find something that isn't new to me.(I can think of maybe 5 or 6 times
since I started reading this past June). Posts range from obscure Japanese punk,lesser appreciated NWOBHM bands,great but criminally overlooked Doom,and lots more. Seeing the dedication he puts in day in and day out is one of the reasons I decided to start In Green Mountain Hell. There aren't too many people that post every day and that is definitely not lost on me.
Besides all this and raising a 7 year old, Aesop plays drums in the wonderful psychedelic metal band Ludicra. While all of their albums are favorites,I at first thought to post their first album Hollow Psalms so you could hear the progression that comes with each new album.I posted their 2nd Lp Another Great Love Song instead because you can already get Hollow Psalms at Cosmic Hearse here.
From the acoustic intro of The Only Cure,The Only Remedy to the fade at the end of Aging Ghost,this is song for song as good as anything I've heard in a long time. In addition to these 2 great records the have a third Lp named Fex Urbis Lex Orbis that is even better.You can order that from Alternative Tentacles so please do if you like the others.The vinyl is only a measly 9 dollars so support. Aesop was nice enough to let me post this one.
Also worth checking out are some of the members side projects. Guitarist John Cobbet's Hammer's of Misfortune features some of the most brilliant songwriting you'll here these days. As with the Ludicra albums,it is recommended that you check them out in chronological order. Bassist Ross Sewage has played in a bunch of Death Metal/Grindcore acts throughout his life and currently plays in Impaled and Ghoul. Last but not least,guitarist Christy Cather also plays in Beer Craft. Also check out her old outfit,Missile Command.
I almost forgot it after all that but alas my friends, here is Another Great Love Song.
In case your interested,I also offer up Aesop's old band Hickey's first Lp. Want to learn more about them? Go to the tribute site for the deceased Matty Luv.
This site will tell you everything you want to know about this great band. Also included are a whole shit load of Mp3's of the Fuckboyz,tons of Hickey songs,and the hilarious Dr. Dredel. Get your Hickey album here. And if do you visit Matty , don't miss out on "Everything I learned about Sex I learned from K.I.S.S.

Stay tuned for some pure sickness from back in 1985...........................Troy


Jay Riot said...

Nice Post, I'm intrigued. I'll check em out.

I added your blog to my music blog and regular blog under 'friends'.

Aesop said...

Awww, shucks. Thanks, Troy. You almost make me sound kinda cool.