ORGAN: Five Music Things – Brooklyn music collective Psymon Spine, more PoiL Ueda, more from the excellent Friqiyya Electrique, Manchester’s Blanketman, Godzilla Black’s John Cormack and…

The Five music things thing yet again (and again) for whatever it still might be worth. Five? Five more? Do we need to do it again? A new editorial yet maybe? Is there a rhyme? Is there a reason? Was there ever? What do reasons make? Again and again and again (and again). Five more, same as last time (and the time before) five (or six or maybe seven) more musical things and yeah, we did say all this last week and the weeks before and blah blah blah while the whole world window and no, we never do and the proof of the pudding is in that proof reading. When we started this thing, oh never mind, it doesn’t matter and like we asked last time, does anyone bother reading the editorial? Does anyone ever actually look down the rabbit hole or is it all just method acting? Cut to the chase, we could just cut ‘n paste the editorial from the last time, there’s loads of music further down the page, well five or so pieces of music that have come our way in the last few days and cut to the damn chase, who needs an editorial? Anyone see my contact lens? Who needs any of this? Who needs it, who needs it, Cynical who? Same what every day? Here’s your five for today

Five (or maybe six) recommended musical things then, in no particular order…

Friqiyya Electrique

4: Friqiyya Electrique, the uniquely excellent Friqiyya Electrique, have just announced a load of mainland European dates, unfortunately they don’t make it to the these islands, their announcement does gve us an excuse to feature them again. Find out more via thiri Facebook page

Previous coverage…

ORGAN THING: Ifriqiyya Electrique, “In Tunisian, Banga means huge volume and one cannot think of a more apt description of Laylet el Booree than that. Maximalist & relentless. Blood, sweat & trance….”

ORGAN THING: Ifriqiyya Electrique – devils, electric guitars and computers, trance and possession, adorcist and postindustrial ritual from the Sahara desert…

2: Blanketman have just let loose a new single, “The Signalman”. It is the first new music from the band since the release of their acclaimed debut EP National Trust back in the Spring, and is taken from a new double A side 7″ titled “The Signalman / Yard Sale”, which is set for release on 11th Feb 2022.

“The band’s restless art-punk and cerebral indie-pop have seen their fanbase swell over the last year, culminating in a batch of sold-out live dates and festival appearances. Vocalist Adam Hopper masterminds a trove of indelible melodies, sitting them on top of the band’s boundless, energetic thrust. New single “The Signalman” is an introspective look into the day to day life of guitarist Daniel Hand, inspired by the 1976 BBC television adaptation of Charles Dickens’ The Signal-Man. It is a merging of stories real and fictional, but both equally frightening”.

We haven’t heard from Blanketman for a bit, this is a strong return, a proper piece of indie pop, a rare thing these days – ORGAN: Six more slices of new music to check out – Hollow Ship, Ben Lukas Boysen, Manchester’s rather wired Blanketman, more Martin Basi, more Supermilk, Lorenzo Senni and some classic Tribe 8…

Find more via their Bandcamp

3: PoiL Ueda – What we have here is more from the union of nigh-ancient Japanese musical style blended with a unique strain of experimental progressive music from France. namely, the “idiosyncratic collaboration” between Junko Ueda, PoiL and Ni.  We ahve covered this collaboration before as well as extensively feature bot PoiL and Ni via our pages and radio waves, the video, another taste of things to come with the album in 2022, was premiered earlier this week via our friends at Everything Is Noise where they said,  “If you’re not familiar with PoiL, the French band toy around with a rock oriented kind of mix, which aims at pushing boundaries, stopping at virtually nothing to convey a striking and one of a kind vision. Similarly Ni, fiddle with striking and odd ideas to a great effect. Junko Ueda, the final piece in this wild trifecta, brings to the table the epic story telling tradition of assisted by satsuma-biwa and via shomyo Buddhist style chants too. If you aren’t like, instantly sold on this, then…”

More information via PoiL’s Bandcamp page. More on PoiL via these fractured pages including 2019’s excellent album Sus- PoiL’s new album Sus, holymerde this sounds good, prog as flip…

And ORGAN THING: The best albums of 2019? Le Grand Sbam, Poil, Peter Hammill & Isildurs Bane, Helium Horse Fly, Child Abuse, Throwaway, Flying Luttenbachers, John Ghost and…

Previously ORGAN: Five Music Things – PoiL Ueda, Hidden People have a beautiful new album, the French audiovisual duo Abraham Fogg, Villager, new Peter Kernel and yet more Nick Hudson, oh and some Yowie…

Psymon Spine

4: Psymon Spine – “The Brooklyn, NY music collective fusing psychedelic indie pop and the deep grooves of dance music -shared two new songs today, out as a digital 7” via Northern Spy Records”. Now don’t ask me what digital 7″ actually is, do they mean they posted two new songs and made them available to buy via thier Bandcamp? id that what a 7″ is these days? Fair enough,kind of like the two tracks in a throaway seven inch slice of pop music kind of way. Drums Valentino is one of those classic b-sides. yeah, like these two slices of propeer wholesoem pop music. two sunny doses of lectronic pop during these dark December days, they’re Sparking things, a number one song all over somewhere or other. More details


5: John Cormack – The one time Godzilla Black man has just sent us this video, taken from the album Punishment Park m released Friday 3rd December 2021 so he says (not sure why it says 2017 on his Bandcamp page, don’t ask us, we’re just passing on the music, pretty sure we did cover this banck then?)), Whatever John is doing and wherever he is in that time machine of his, he’s sounding as interesting as ever, here;s a trac koff the album

Hear the whole John Cormack album here on Bandcamp


if you didn’t catch up with Godzilla Black back there then here you go…


Meanwhile, here’s some great fotage of The Raincoats in Poland back in 1978, we do like ot concluded this Five pages with a classic moment or two…

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