ALTERED STATES

By Jason.

Welcome to Altered States. A weekly playlist to help your weekend’s adventure get to the right destination. Featuring music left of center and slightly askew; ranging from post psychedelia, psybient, jam, ambient, hip hop, and world music. Whatever I’m listening to during the week that I feel might help you through life’s journey.

Today is a special extra list. As I was putting together Altered States 11 I thought some might be interested in hearing some of the music that doesn’t make the weekly list. Since we started a new Volume 2 of Altered States I’m purging myself of all the back logged music I’ve been saving. I present to you: Altered States Out-Takes Volume 1. Everything that either has been cut from a previous list or that I’d been saving for a future list but never quite fit.

To be clear, it’s a mish-mash of music. With each Altered States list I take the time to craft a flow and a specific theme (regardless of whether that’s apparent), this is NOT that. This is just a listing of all the music that hasn’t yet made the cut. It’s a long list filled with some great tunes. I hope you enjoy:

 

ALTERED STATES

By Jason.

Welcome to Altered States. A weekly playlist to help your weekend’s adventure get to the right destination. Featuring music left of center and slightly askew; ranging from post psychedelia, psybient, jam, ambient, hip hop, and world music. Whatever I’m listening to during the week that I feel might help you through life’s journey.

This week’s journey takes off with the Scottish band The Aliens, from their 2007 debut album , Astronomy for Dogs.

Put your headphones on, sit back, and enjoy the ride:

I post 2 play lists. This week’s list and the running main list. If you like what you hear, follow the running main list at the bottom. The weekly list gets deleted and fed into the main list. I started a new main playlist to follow. It’s called  Altered States Volume 2. Follow that one.  I will still provide the link to the first one for a few weeks as the Volume 2 grows.

Altered States Volume 2:

 

Altered States Volume 1:

Season 4, Episode 3: Fela Kuti

fela-kuti-detroit-1986-600In this podcast, Jason, Robert and John talk about the best sandwich shops for stoners, how expensive Jewel-Osco is, and Jason and John put their friend Nancy on blast for shopping at Wal-Mart. John struggles to describe his definition of a “cool vibe.”

Also, we talk about the history and music of political activist Fela Kuti.

 

Season 4, Episode 2: DEATH GRIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bottomless_PitWell, we finally did it. We finally decided to put a little faith in humanity back in Robert’s cold cold heart and give one of his most controversially favorite bands a proper podcast.

I swore I’d never do this podcast, but at the end of the day, I found some new respect for Death Grips. But unlike Robert’s heart, my warm, jovial heart now has a cold place reserved for Death Grips.

This week, we talk the Grammy Awards, Kanye West’s plan for life, and how Stockholm Syndrome may have affected Jason’s ability to love Death Grips.

Leave a comment below or head over to our Facebook page to leave a comment on how you feel about DEAAAATHHH GRRIIIIPPPPPPSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALTERED STATES

By Jason.

Welcome to Altered States. A weekly playlist to help your weekend’s adventure get to the right destination. Featuring music left of center and slightly askew; ranging from post psychedelia, psybient, jam, ambient, hip hop, and world music. Whatever I’m listening to during the week that I feel might help you through life’s journey.

We’ve taken an extended break here at All Things Altered, but we’re back now and ready to provide the soundtrack to your journey. This week’s feature begins a new theme for Altered States. Less electronic and more soul.

This week’s trip launches with  Ethiopian musician and arranger Mulatu Astatke. Born in Ethiopia, Mulatu was musically trained in London and in the United States where he combined jazz and Latin music with traditional Ethiopian music creating what he describes as “Ethio-jazz.

I post 2 play lists. This week’s list and the running main list. If you like what you hear, follow the running main list at the bottom. The weekly list gets deleted every week and fed into the running list. I am beginning a new Main List. We’ll call it Altered States Volume 2. I will still provide the link to the first one for a few weeks as the Volume 2 grows.

Enjoy:

Main List to follow: