Get oriented for the 2015 chess season by revisiting the great match that was the 2014 culmination between Magnus Carlsen – “The Mozart of Chess” – and India’s first grandmaster (and the only player to win titles in all playing formats) Viswanathan Anand.



Chess problems demand from the composer the same virtues that characterize all worthwhile art: originality, invention, conciseness, harmony, complexity, and splendid insincerity.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Poems and Problems, 1969


Mt. Mover :: A Return

Fly Golden Eagle – QUARTZ

Couldn’t be more full of fire to help announce/bring to bear the new record by Fly Golden Eagle: QUARTZ.
ATO Records and Dine Alone Records (Canada), hats off to you as well. We appreciate you.

Perhaps one day we’ll write more about the swirling, groovy, second-most-abundant-mineral-on-planet-earth-and-the-number-one-record-for-your-ears known as Quartz. For now, grab yourself a turn table, a cassette deck, a pair of “Beats by Dre”, a CD player, some Wi-Fi – whatever you feel – and enjoy the galloping stroll that is QUARTZ.








MAY DAY – A Memorial Day mix at FooBar by Blacktooth Records by Blacktooth Records on Mixcloud

Quichenight – Room Temperature


Good tunes, good ideas, lo-fidelity, great melodies, even better playing, and bitchin’ album font. Can only mean a new album from Quichenight.

Album drops September 27th and I haven’t heard beyond what the bot has afforded the GP, but I trust Brett more than I trust most pop-purveyors with high intellects, so go on with your bad self and pre-order it here.

I’ve got a quicheful, easy feeling…

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Nina Simone – You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To (Live at Newport, 1960)


It’s all grey here in Nashville on this Sunday. People are going to church, selling drugs, going for jogs, and Nina’s right: you would be so nice to come home to. Cole Porter’s joint doesn’t get done much better than this.

Nina Simone – You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To

Lo! The Gods! – SIDNEY H. SIME

BLACKTOOTH RECORDS PRESENTS: Chrome Pony – You Are the Pisces EP

The brothers Chrome Pony (again, with added juice) slow down, groove harder and are at home with dynamics on their new EP. If you’ve listened to their hazy-yet-bellicose tunes in the past, be prepared, for the darkness of life has revealed yet further corners to round, breeding maturity – as is its wont. Yet even as these tunes bounce along with an ameliorable step, they are not settled. One does not realize the divinity (pisces) within at no cost, and it’s still time to synch up the laces, strap on the sweat bands and take it to the hole. “Naked I came and naked I’ll stay for you.” It’s a worthwhile dictum.

Personal and data to be found below.



All songs written and performed by Chrome Pony and friends

Produced by Chrome Pony

Co-Produced by Andrija Tokic

Chrome Pony is :

Tyler Davis : Guitar/Vocals

Kyle Davis : Drums/Percussion/Vocals

Jon Gottschalk : Bass/BGV

Additional Musicians :

Ricardo Alessio : Organ 1 & 4

Peter Keys : Organ/Farfisa on 2 & 3

Jem Cohen : Background Vocals

additional background vocals on “Road Dope” : Ricardo Alessio, Kim Mikula, Jon Gottschalk, Kyle Davis

Recorded at The Bomb Shelter Studio B by Troy Dison and Andrija Tokic

Mixed by Andrija Tokic at The Bomb Shelter

Mastered by John Baldwin at John Baldwin Mastering

Blacktooth Records


Blacktooth Records Presents: COLLECTIVE NASTY (Summer Mix)


A dedicated mix that is only possible due to being around people who dig deeply for tunes, in addition to incessant solo searching and cross-country transversing.

Respect the collective (un)consciousness and down with monocultures. Track listing and download/Spotify link after the jump. (Note: The track listing differs from the BT site to Spotify, so you get a little variety for your visits. Tarragon vs. cardamom.)

More to come & peace.

Den Rest lesen…

Neu! – Weissensee


A serious jam for an afternoon fun-runnner with your kraut kids. Be like those you respect, in some respect. Can might be oh so green but this song takes you out on the white sea indeed.

Neu! – Weissensee <click x2>

P.S. That slide guitar…