Archive | August 2016

TWSC album Chillout now available!

The most recent TWSC album is now available for digital download, streaming, or simply on youtube…check out these tracks and buy the album to support experimental music TODAY, TOMORROW, and YESTERDAY.

In case you were wondering, the retro-porn album cover that is visible here was deemed to be offensive (say it aint so!) by our digital distributor TuneCore, so we changed it…and covered the boobs….now only the music is offensive!

Crime Scene Asia spotted at Chiang Mai airport

Eagle-eyed drifter and esteemed academic partner Paul Bruthiaux spotted Crime Scene Asia, in which appears my short story “The Hanoi Sword Swindle,” recently in Chiang Mai airport…

The manuscript of our translation of Alfred Raquez’s first book, In the Land of Pagodas, is now with the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) Press…the book is due out before the end of the year.

French version of Raquez sound recordings in Laos article

I’ve very pleased that Philippe Drillien has translated my article in For the Record into French for publication in PHILAO No 104. As I noted in that article, Raquez most likely made the first field recordings ever in Laos. He used a Pathe phonograph in extremely difficult terrain. Fortunately, there are two photographs still in existence (as postcards) of these recording sessions; and Raquez wrote about playing European music for local peoples in his articles in Revue Indochinoise. Unfortunately, his recordings, apparently more than 300 cylinders, are now lost.  If anyone has any information about phonograph cylinders from Laos, please contact me.

R phonograph


New TWSC release coming this month…

Third World Skull Candy is proud to announce it’s third release on BitPulse Records, the ambient mindplex of…Chillout

Available 14 August 2016…and like all TWSC deluxe releases, available only for a limited time…

Track list:

1. Aunt Suzy’s Tub
2. One Minute Loop One
3. Singha (for AB)
4. Jim
5. One Minute Loop Three
6. Slow Motion Paradise
7. A Drinking Man
8. Denholm Phones
9. Farewell, Los Angeles

Luxuriate in this sneak preview track, then order your copy of the album today…available from your favorite quality digital music distributor…



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