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That’s right, guys, Nu Rave Brain Wave is four years old today. To celebrate, I used really poor grammar and absolutely zero effort on a beautiful photograph of me from this year — exactly how I like to be seen, in cashmere and David Yurman about to grab a pug. So thank you all for reading, commenting (if you ever have, and if you haven’t a few “fuck yeahs” every now and then isn’t so hard, now is it?), tweeting, facebooking or interacting in any way with me, or enjoying anything I’ve posted. Shout out to all the bands and people whose music I enjoy and who email me good stuff all the time, without you, I’d just be sitting around watching TV (okay, I do that too, whatever).

Find below, a mix of some of my favorite songs that just sprung to mind when I remembered that today was our birthday! Yeah!

01 Harlem – Goodbye Horses
02 Hypocrite In A Hippy Crypt – Town Crazies
03 Danger Beach – Lakes (feat TV Colours)
04 Amanaz – Khala My Friend
05 The Growlers – Hawaiian Mama
06 Sonny & The Sandwitches – Throw My Ashes From This Pier When I Die
07 Shannon & The Clams – You Will Always Bring Me Flowers
08 Chuck Berry – Time Was (Slow Version)
09 Personal & The Pizzas – Toss That Pie
10 Dune Rats – Colour Television
11 Bob Dylan – From A Buick 6
12 Mojo Watson – You Know You Don’t Want Me
13 The Shirelles – Mama Said

zip file: Nu Rave Brain Wave’s 4th Birthday Extravaganza Mix [40.2 mb]

The other day, whilst checking Gorilla vs. Bear, on a whim I decided to download this esoteric African, AMANAZ. This is what GvsB had to say that attracted me so much, “I posted about Amanaz‘s way sold-out 1975 LP Africa a while back, and it remains one of my favorite musical discoveries of the last few years, so it’s worth noting that the record has been reissued by Now-Again, and is now available for purchase in the Stones Throw/Now Again web store. Fuzzed-out Zambian stoner-psych (“Zamrock”) from the early ’70s, with a dude that sounds like Dikembe Mutombo on lead vocals.”

The preview track for this re-release is not as psych-y or fuzzed out as some of the other tracks (although it exists and it’s lovely) – it’s way warm and encapsulating, the repeated words have a sense of wistfulness and melancholy for all it’s warmth. Excellent find – and one of my favorites so far of 2010.

mp3 | Amanaz – Khala My Friend