First, "International Rudeboy Dubs," by Lotek & the Ubiquitous Dub Legitimizers:
I like dub. I listen to it a lot. I don't know that much about it, but I have strong feelings about how it's supposed to sound. It's not supposed to sound like a grant-money campaign for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. It's supposed to sound like a piece of music that hit its head on something pretty forcefully, and is now staggering about trying to regain its bearings. IMHO, there is too much of the former these days--but this is the latter.
Second, "The Inanimate Sermon," by Mothers of Gut:
The "Mothers of Gut." What a god-awful name; I almost couldn't get past it. Still, this outfit is great. Simultaneously lush and drone-y; kind of psychedelic, and unequivocally (and unapologetically, which I like) beautiful. Also, not very wordy--you all will see that I don't like singing that much (although the singing here is very nice). I don't know anything about them. Apparently they're from Los Angeles.
Finally, "Stoned," by Acid Witch. A taste:
These guys rip! Love it! Are they old hat as far as doom goes? I'd never heard of them when I stumbled upon them a few months ago. I will now prove their radness without any mention of their music. Here are the lyrics for "Thundering Hooves," the linked-to song:
Bonus fourth item: this weekend I read "Dune." Parts I liked; parts I didn't. I'm still chewing. It amused me that the technique for exoticizing any person/institution/phenomenon was simply to give him/her/it an Arabic name. I think this is only my second foray into science fiction--my first being "Stranger from a Strange Land," which book I received from Kim and Adrian. Thanks guys!
I look forward to revisiting David Lynch's movie adaptation.
I remember watching it w/ my parents when I was little and finding it too intense and scary to be enjoyable.