Here’s 5 tracks as chosen by Jon Boulet (drums) of Sydney experimental rock duo Party Dozen.
Stumbled across Emahoy by accident one day and never looked back. After a long day of beating drum skins and turning sax up to 12 it’s nice to have something ambient but not too passive to take a bath with or setup a nice tea with a book. She’s still going strong at 95 years old and her story is an intriguing one if you get a minute.
Alice Coltrane – Prema (Live)
Alice Coltrane was a force. We listen to her a lot when we’re setting up to record in the studio. Her music has so much colour, is so original and, being one of the few jazz harpists, I’m really into the way she uses it in a non-traditional fashion. On “Prema”, she’s swapped her harp for a piano and it’s just such a magical piece of music. No matter what mood I’m in, this recording makes me feel creative, and sentimental all at the same time.
Rev. Louis Overstreet – Holiness Dance
Captured on tape, this church time holy jam is so full of passion. I found Overstreet while trawling thought the Mississippi Records catalogue and it immediately drew me in because it’s so real. I imagine them singing for hours, starting and ending well beyond the time constraints of the tape.
Snake Eyes – Trouble
Moody jam from a trio made up of Alex Zhang Hungtai (Dirty Beaches), Riley Lynch (son of David) and Dean Hurley. It was a fictitious band they made for the 2017 season of Twin Peaks and only released 2 tracks. Both of which are excellent, slinky, night time driving music.
Dionne Warwick – What The World Needs Now (Is Love)
It’s just true. This song steps up, then steps up again, and just when you think it can’t step up any more there is this epic key change. Absolute bliss!