Thursday, December 20, 2012

Psykick Dancehall

Happy holidays everyone! In the midst of our first snowstorm (The Weather Channel's first year naming winter storms, "Draco") of the year. However, it does not appear to be the End Times (argh, I said it... now it surely will happen. wait - how conceded a thought is that? sheesh...).

2012 was indeed another stellar year of new and exciting music. I'm glad to not have to be in the end-of-year list making business anymore. I probably haven't even had the time to listen to what will eventually be my album of the year 2012. Some notables: Marcus Fischer's barely there melodics (the sounds of a musician/musicians 'tuning up' for the real thing actually is the real thing), Jefre Cantu-Ledesma's scorching, melting ecstatic guitars, the Pan label, Oren Ambarchi, Pausal, Spiritualized, Sun Araw, Editions Mego, Mark McGuire, Students of Decay, and like I said, tons and tons of stuff I still haven't gotten around to: Zelienople, Villalobos, Mark Fell, Sensate Focus, Robert Hampson, Sean McCann, Old News, Derek Rogers, Eleh...

I'm still trying to dream up a scheme to DJ a coffee-house with experimental, ambient, indie, jazz, techno, kitchen-sink aesthetics. Hitting patrons with something familiar, like, the Beach Boys or something, only to pull the rug out with something like William Basinski to follow.

I read something uplifting today in Stumbling Toward Enlightenment by Geri Larkin, "[what if I told you] that one of [us] is a great teacher, a teacher people have been waiting for--for more than a thousand years." What if that great teacher actually is you? "So now that the rest of us are depending on you, how can you be your wisest self?"

Until next year, here's a couple stanzas from one of my favorite poems called "So There," by Robert Creeley:

Moving on. Mr. Ocean,
Mr. Sky's
got the biggest blue eyes
in creation –

here comes the sun!
While we can,
let's do it, let's
have fun

Forthcoming:

Mark templeton – jealous heart (under the spire)
Kassel jaeger – fernweh LP (senufo edition # thirty five) december 2012
Grouper – the man who died in his boat (kranky 177) February 2013
Mountains – Centralia LP + CD w/ bonus, unedited live material f/ early and improvised versions (thrill jockey) January 2012
Kevin drumm – tannenbaum (hospital) February 2013
Derek rogers – mist & drift c30 cs (jehu & chinaman) preorders include bonus track, “Apathy”
Sebastian roux – more songs
Autechre – exai 4LP/2CD (warp) march 2013

New this week:

Alessandro bosetti – stand up comedy (weird ear records) December 2012
The slaves – ocean on ocean (Helen scarsdale 23) December 2012
Va - …and darkness came (headphone commute bandcamp 87-track album featuring helios, marcus fischer, simon scott, marcus fjellstrom, kane ikin, autistici, kreng, julien neto, machinefabriek, pinkcourtesyphone, simon scott/tomoyoshi date/corey fuller/marcus fischer, honig + templeton, Lawrence English, loscil, peter Broderick, johann johannsson, olan mill, erik k. skodvin, Rafael anton irisarri, Ezekiel honig, celer, Christopher willits) December 2012

Grabbed:

William basinski – the disintegration loops box set (temporary residence) november 2012
Lawrence – garden of moss 12” (mule musiq 154) November 2012
Jon porras – orilla oscura (immune 025) november 2012
Eleh – retreat return repose 3CD (important) December 2012
Yo la tengo – fade (matador) December 2012
Charlatan – isolatarium (type) December 2012
Va – touch 30 years and counting (touch) December 2012
Mike shiflet - the choir, the army (under the spire 045) December 2012
Mark mcguire – nightshade (bandcamp) november 2012
Mark mcguire – surrogate channels (bandcamp) november 2012
Derek rogers – everything that mattered at once (tape drift) October 2012
Raime – Quarter Turns over a Living Line
Between – between (12k 2026) December 2012
Jon Mueller – death blues (taiga 024) January 2013
Villalobos – baby ep (raum…music 085) December 2012
Eleh – the weight of accumulation (important 369) october 2012
Ricardo villalobos – dependent & happy pt 3 (perlon 93-3) September 2012
Sensate focus vs heatsick – deviation heat-treated (pan 38) December 2012
Times new viking – over & over ep (matador) October 2012
Stephan Mathieu & david sylvian – wandermude (‘blemish’ reinterpretation) (Samadhisound 023) january 2013

Older stuff:

The slaves – spirits of the sun (digitalis vinyl 42) july 2012
Hildur gudnadottir – leyfou ljosinu (touch) may 2012
Bruce gilbert – monad 7” (touch sevens 12) august 2011

Year End Lists:

The Wire 2012 Rewind (of note):

Sun Araw & M Geddes Gengras meet the Congos – Icon Give Thank
Ricardo Villalobos – Dependent and Happy
Haino/O’Rourke/Ambarchi – Imikuzushi
Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
Richard Skelton – Verse of Birds
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes
Thomas Koner – Novaya Zemlya
Earth – Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
Lee Gamble – Diversions 1994-1996
Heatsick – Deviation
Duane Pitre – Feel Free
Pelt – Effigy

Jason Lescalleet – Songs About Nothing
Michael Pisaro and Toshiya Tsunoda – Crosshatches
Laurel Halo – Quarantine
Actress – RIP
Julia Holter – Ekstasis
Scott Walker – Bish Bosch
Josephine Foster – Blood Rushing
Swans – The Seer
Pye Corner Audio – Sleep Games
Aaron Dilloway – Modern Jester
Shackleton – The Drawbar Organ/Music for the Quiet Hour
CC Hennix & The Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage – Live at the Grimm Museum 1
Bob Dylan – Tempest
Morton Feldman – Crippled Symmetry: At June in Buffalo
Mark Ernestus Presents Jeri-Jeri with Mbene Diatta Seck – Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

Film:

Senna
Exit Through The Gift Shop
Street Fight
The Parking Lot Movie
Winnebago Man
Fearless Freaks
Spirit of the Marathon
Drive

Fonts:

Casper
Stiff staff
Tikal sans
Tikal sans itl
Oranienbaum
sreda

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Stars Our Destination

Absolutely stellar batch of new tunes out there - especially new Andrew Chalk, Taylor Deupree, Koen Holtkamp, Alex Cobb, En/Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Vladislav Delay and Jan Jelinek among others. Happy listening!

Forthcoming:

William basinski – nocturnes (2062)
TM404 (andreas tilliander) – (kontra music)
Mountains – centralia (thrill jockey) January 2013
Portable – a deeper love 12” (perlon 93)
Haunted hearts (dee dee ‘dum dum girl w/ boyfriend from Crocodiles) – something that feels bad is something that feels good 7” (zoo) feb 2013

New this week:

Jefre cantu-ledesma – speaking corpse (los discos enfantasmes, c42 cass) sister release to ‘visiting this world’ w/ a few overlapping tracks

Grabbed:

Simon scott – aki (kesh) october 2012
Evan caminiti f/ jefre cantu-ledesma – rideaux de nuit (dreamless sleep iTunes bonus track) November 2012
Superpitcher – moon fever remixe (kompakt 256) june 2012
Gregg kowalsky / jozef van wissem – movements in marble and stone LP (amish 034 / required wreckers #4) september 2012
Robert aiki Aubrey lowe – timon irnok mantra (type 111) october 2011
Forma – off/on (spectrum spools 024) November 2012
Steve hauschildt – sequitur (kranky 172) November 2012
Alex cobb – passage to morning (students of decay 098) November 2012
Andrew chalk – forty-nine views in rhapsodies’ wave serene (faraway press 021) November 2012
Andy stott – luxury problems (modern love 079) October 2012
Bee mask – when we were eating unripe pears (spectrum spools 023) November 2012
Gabriel Saloman (yellow swans) – adhere (miasmah 021) november 2012
Greg haines – moments eluding (kning disk 088) November 2012
Container – LP (spectrum spools 025) November 2012
En / jefre cantu-ledesma – split (constellation tatsu PURR 0019) November 2012
Koen holtkamp – liquid light forms (barge) November 2012
Taylor deupree – faint + bonus CD, “thaw” (12k 1073) November 2012
Raglani – Real Colors of the physical world LP+7” (emego 159) November 2012
Vladislav delay – Kuopio (raster-noton) November 2012
Jan jelinek – primetime 12” (faitiche 09) November 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Ordinary Sleep

Tons of great stuff for the long winter ahead.

Forthcoming:

Va – touch 30 years and counting 2LP 9tone 033LP)
En/jefre cantu ledesma (constellation tatsu)
Taylor deupree – faint CD (12k) november
Vladislav delay – Kuopio (raster noton 144)
Va – scattered melodies : Korean kayagum sanjo LP (sublime frequencies 077) compiled by Robert millis
Va – the crying princess : 78 rpm records from Burma LP (sublime frequencies 078) compiled by Robert millis
Jan jelinek – prime time 12” (faitiche 009)
Oren ambarchi & james rushford – wreckage LP (prisma 003LP)
Lawrence English – lonely womens club LP (important)
Eleh – retreat, return, repose 3CD (important)
Forma – off / on (spectrum spools 024)
Container – LP (spectrum spools 025)
Michael pollard – translations 01 LP (spectrum spools 026)
Fabio orsi & pimmon – procrastination (home normal 045) November 2012

New this week:

Steve hauschild – sequiter (kranky) November 2012
Robert aiki Aubrey lowe – timon irnok mantra (type 111) octobere 2011

Grabbed:

Jan jelinek – music for fragments / music & birds (faitiche 08) august 2012
Padna – burnt offerings (preservation circa 612) October 2012
Robert hampson – signaux _&_ suspended cadences (emego 148.1 & 2) october 2012
nicola ratti - streengs (senufo editions # thirty three) october 2012
jim o’rourke – old news no. 8 (old news 8) October 2012
emeralds – just to feel anything (emego 150) October 2012
Michael mayer – mantasy (kompakt CD 100) October 2012
A.r. kane – complete singles collection (one little indian 1160) October 2012
Oren ambarchi & robin fox – connected (kranky 169) October 2012
Black sun roof – feral LP / zebra blood CD (vhf 131) October 2012
Vibracathedral orchestra – double LP (2004/vhf #127) july 2012
u.s. girls – gem (fat cat) October 2012
Matt Carlson – all moments (nna tapes 50) september 2012
Derek rogers – saturations (greenup industries 03) june 2012
Concern – crude vignettes: box harp & speakers (dokumentarisk agenda, c20 cass) august 2012
Sensate focus – sensate focus 2.5 12” (sensate focus 2.5) november 2012
Kevin drumm – relief (emego 137) november 2011
Three legged race – persuasive barrier (spectrum spools 022) november 2012
Mogwai – a wrenched virile lore (sub pop) November 2012
Mouse on mars – wow (monkeytown) November 2012
Spiritualized – little girl b/w I am what I am (instrumental) (double six) November 2012
Fontanelle – vitamin F (southern lord) November 2012
Nhk’koyxen – dance classics vol. ii (pan 35) November 2012
Pelt – effigy (mie music) November 2012
Lee gamble – diversions 1994-1996 (pan 33) november 2012
Lee gamble – dutch tvashtar plumes (pan) November 2012

Older stuff:

Taylor deupree – northern (remastered) (12k 2009) april 2008
Alessandro bosetti – coaxial (antifrost 2055, cass) December 2011
Sunroof! – slipstream (giardia/rural electrification program) 1999
Sunroof! – splat! (rural electrification program/u-sound archive) 2003
Hototogisu – the white wind of autumn (rural electrification program) april 2000
Spiral joy band – wake of the dying sun king (vhf) 2006
Vibracathedral orchestra - Trighplane terraforms no. 1 (mental telemetry 005) 2003
Ossining – trike (los discos enfantasmes, c27 cass) march 2012
Biosphere – mysterier (touch seven – 11) December 2011
Lost in the humming air (music inspired by Harold budd) oktaf 04 april 2012
Nhk’koyxen – dance classics vol.i (pan 24) april 2012
Heatsick – deviation (pan 29) june 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Lose Me on the Way

Forthcoming:

Koen holtkamp – liquid light forms (barge) November 2012
Oren ambarchi & robin fox – connected (kranky 169) October 2012
Black sun roof – feral (vhf 131) November 2012
Alexander turnquist – like sunburned snowflakes (vhf)
Lawrence English – for/not for john cage (line 058) September 2012
Emeralds – just to feel anything (eMego 150)
Raglani – real colors of the physical world LP+7” (eMego 159)
Bee mask – when we were eating unripe pears (spectrum spools 023)
Forma – off / on (spectrum spools 024)
Matthew friedberger – matricidal sons of bitches (thrill jockey) sept 2012


New this week:

Jan jelinek – music for fragments b/w music & birds (faitiche 008) September 2012
Matt Carlson – all moments LP (nna tapes 50) September 2012
Matamoros - Reflection Duct c40 / Derek Rogers & R Lee Dockery - Things Are Different Now c54 (space slave 7)
No ufo’s – mpc tracks vol. I (nice up international 003) c27 cass august 2012
Gregg kowalsky / jozef van wissem – movements in marble and stone LP (amish 034 / required wreckers #4) September 2012
Mike shiflet / pete swanson – bedside b/w college view LP (amish 035 / required wreckers #5) September 2012


Grabbed:

Stephan Mathieu – sad mac studies (2001) (schwebung alpha) july 2012
Kane ikin – sublunar (12k 1072) September 2012
Astral social club – magic smile (wonderyou 009 (jap)) july 2012
Nick Edwards – plekzations (eMego 145) September 2012
Oren ambarchi – raga ooty / nilgiri plateau LP (bo’weavil 048) september 2012
Dum dum girls – end of daze ep (sub pop 1001) September 2012
Ariel pink’s haunted graffiti – mature themes (4AD, jap) august 2012
Sic alps – sic alps (drag city) September 2012
Marcus fischer + the oo-ray – tessellations 12” (optic echo 10) September 2012
Sun araw – the inner treaty (sun ark/drag city) September 2012
Kassel jaeger – deltas (emego 149) august 2012
Olan mill – home (preservation circa 512) September 2012
Oneohtrix point never / rene hell – split LP (nna tapes 051) September 2012
Stephan Mathieu – coda (for wk) (12k 2024) September 2012
Wooden wand – blood oaths of the new blues (fire) September 2012
Bee mask – vaporware _ scanops 12” (room40 450) September 2012
Superstorms – superstorms LP (experimedia 024) october 2012
Fennesz – fa 12” (emego 151) September 2012
Jessica bailiff – at the down-turned jagged rim of the sky (kranky 170) October 2012
Lawrence English – for_not for john cage (l_ne 058) September 2012
Derek rogers – born into systems (Kendra steiner editions #226) September 2012
Pete swanson – pro style 12” (type 110) September 2012
Concern – misfortune 12” (Isounderscore_15) may 2012
Rangda – formerly extinct (drag city) September 2012
Grischa Lichtenberger – and iv [inertia] (raster_noton 143) September 2012
dj sprinkles & mark fell - complete spiral ep (comatonse recordings 021) may 2012
ekkehard ehlers – adikia (staubgold) October 2012
Vanessa rossetto – exotic exit LP (kye 20) September 2012


Older stuff:

Alexander turnquist – faint at the loudest hour (vhf 107) sept 2007


To rick first:

Tame impala – lonerism (modular) october 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Seasons Reverse

Thanks to all the awesome posters for keeping us sick/sane with new music - you know who you are! Fantastic but busy summer up here north of the 45th parallel on the Great Lakes, hence, the lack of updates. Had a wonderful experience DJing a wedding, being able to play Bowie's "Sound and Vision" alongside Klimek's "Gymnopedie #1" alongside The Doors' "Indian Summer" alongside Spiritualized's "The Slide Song" alongside Dif Juz's "Soarn," -- you get the idea. I hope to get back on track as far as updating as autumn approaches. Enjoying reading Keith Richards' Life as well. As Jim Reid once sang on a favorite Mary Chain b-side of mine, "Keep on comin'."

Forthcoming:

Spacemen 3 / sun araw – ‘that’s just fine (vocal)’ b/w ‘I’m gonna cross that river of jordan’ (great pop supplement 89) aug 2012
Alex Cobb – Passage to Morning
Oren ambarchi – Raga Ooty/The NilGiri Plateau (Bo’Weavil 48) august 2012
Ekkehard ehlers – adikia (staubgold digi 020)
Sun araw – the inner treaty (sun ark) september 2012
Fennesz – fa 2012 12” (emego 151) oct 2012
Robert hampson – signaux / suspended cadences LP (emego 148)
Kassel jaeger – deltas (emego 149)
Jim o’rourke – old news 8 (old news 8) October 2012
Sic alps – sic alps (drag city) sept 2012

New-ish:

Matthew friedberger – the diabolical principle (thrill jockey 262) august 2012
Sean mccann / matthew sullivan – jackpot (c26 cs) (ekhein 53) july 2012
Geoff mullen – alone and in a room (c35 cs) (ekhein 55) june 2012
Astral social club – magic smile (wonderyou, JAP) july 2012
Moritz von Oswald trio – fetch (honest jon’s 67) june 2012
Laetitia sadier – silencio (drag city)

Missed (still - sorta - interested):

Dj sprinkles / mark fell – complete spiral 12” (comatonse 21) may 2012
Martin brandlmayr, Werner dafeldecker, Christian fennesz – till the old world’s blown up and a new one is created (mosz, 2008) june 2012

Grabbed:

Plvs vltra – Parthenon (spectrum spools 18) june 2012
Sensate focus 5 – sensate focus 12” (focus 5) june 2012
Eric lanham – the sincere interruption (spectrum spools 021) june 2012
vestals - forever falling toward the sky (root strata 77) june 2012
pausal – forms (barge 011) july 2011
blues control – tangents (drag city 509) june 2012
unrecognizable now – two rooms (kesh 018) 128 july 2012
my bloody valentine – ep’s (sony records) may 2012
vladislav delay – espoo (raster-noton 141) june 2012
vibracathedral orchestra – smoke song (vhf) RE-DO February 2012
the field – looping state of mind remixe (kompakt 263) july 2012
beachwood sparks – the tarnished gold (sub pop 784) june 2012
golden retriever – occupied with the unspoken (thrill jockey 308) july 2012
gary war – jared’s lot (spectrum spools 020) july 2012
Ricardo villalobos – any ideas 12” (perlon 91) june 2012
Jefre cantu ledesma – faceless kiss_blut mond 7” (emerald cocoon 008_alone together #6) june 2012
Panabrite – the baroque atrium (preservation circa 312) july 2012
Eric Copeland – limbo (underwater peoples) july 2012
Derek rogers – hex illumination (fabrica 014, c30 cass) june 2012
Green kingdom, the – egress (nomadic kids republic 011) april 2012
Va – pacific support (draft 008 cass) april 2011
Oren ambarchi – saggitarian domain (eMego 144) aug 2012
Lee noble / ensemble economique – motion forever (hands in the dark 012) june 2012
Pulse emitter / date palms / expo 70 / faceplant – 4 way split (immune 023) june 2012
Four tet – 128 harps (text records 016) june 2012
Four tet – jupiters / orcas 12” (text records 015) may 2012
Billy gomberg – into the fade (constellation tatsu 0007) july 2012
Eric Copeland – flushing meats 7” (calico corp.) july 2012
Roman flugel – cookie dust 12” (live at Robert jonson 020) august 2012
Sic alps – pangea globe 7” (drag city 517) april 2012
Eleh / duane pitre – empty summer endless / feel free installation (important records 350) june 2012
Keith fullerton Whitman – occlusions (deMego 026) june 2012
Maggi payne – ahh-ahh music for ed tannenbaum’s technological feets 1984-1987 (root strata 81) july 2012
Outer space – akashic record (events: 1986-1990) (spectrum spools 019) july 2012
Mirror to mirror – body moving slowly (preservation circa 412) july 2012
Thomas koner – novaya zemlya (touch 85) june 2012
Mark fell – sentielle objectif actualite (emego) august 2012
Sic alps – vedley 7” (drag city 508) jan 2012
Four tet – pink (text 018) august 2012
The sea and cake – runner (thrill jockey 310) august 2012
The green kingdom – incidental music (tench 03) September 2012
Sylvain chauveau & Stephan Mathieu – palimpsest (schwebung I) august 2012
Six organs of admittance – ascent (drag city 519) august 2012
Sensate focus 3.3333333333333333333333– sensate focus 12” (focus 3.33333333333333333) august 2012
Pole – waldgeschichten 3 (pole 12) august 2012
Percussions – bird songs_rabbit songs 12” (text 017) july 2012
Mohn – ebertplatz 2020 remixe (kompakt 266) august 2012
Ricardo villalobos – dependent & happy (92-1 & 92-2) sept 2012

Va – air texture vol. 2 (air texture) july 2012

Older stuff:

Taiga remains – ribbons of dust (root strata 32) may 2008
Vikki jackman – whispering pages (faraway press 14) aug 2008

Monday, June 18, 2012

Far Gone and Out

Wow! What a busy two months - april and may that is. This list of wants, gets and the like, has been accumulating since then. Youth soccer, some editing freelance work and other fatherly duties has kept me from listening to much of this. I've come to the realization too, that my lists are going to get shorter the more time goes by and the kids get more involved with activities. Time to focus on what's more crucial and not all the "maybes" to my particular taste in music.

Had the chance to catch Spiritualized in Detroit last month. What a show! The new stuff was great, but the surprise of the evening was a real powerful rendition of long forgotten Ladies & Gentlemen track, "Stay With Me." Only disappointed in the fact he couldn't play "Get What You Deserve."

Summer's here so thankfully release schedules should slow down for a few months and maybe I can catch up on organizing my music folders a bit. BIM reunion coming closer, still gotta make some playlists for that fun time, as well as the wedding playlists for August. Here's to keeping up a bit more regularly. The jams:

Forthcoming:

Blues control – valley tangents (drag city)
Keith fullerton Whitman – occlusions (emego)
Maggi payne – ahh-ahh music for ed tannenbaum’s technological feets 1984-1987 LP (root strata)
Vestals – forever falling toward the sky LP (root strata)
Derek rogers – saturations
Lee noble/ensemble economique – motion forever
Matt Christensen - Grown Up's (under the spire)
Sun kil moon – among the leaves (caldo verde) may 29 2012
Robert hampson – repercussions (emego) may 2012
Drainolith – fighting (spectrum spools 17) may/june 2012
Plvs vltra – Parthenon (spectrum spools 18) june 2012
Outer space – akashic record (events: 1986-1990) (spectrum spools 19) july 2012
Eric lanham – the sincere interruption (spectrum spools 21) july 2012
Sensate focus 5 12” (focus 5) june 2012
Six organs of admittance – ascent (drag city) august 2012

New this week:

Ricardo villalobos – any ideas 12” (perlon 91) june 2012
Zelienople – the world is a house on fire (type 108) june 2012
Thomas koner – novaya zemlya (touch) june 2012
Alan Lamb, Garry Bradbury, David Burraston, Oren Ambarchi & Robin Fox – Wired Open Day 2xLP (taiga 19) may 2012
Iibiis rooge – hespherides (weird forest) may 2012
Eleh /duane pitre – split LP (important) may 2012
Four tet – Jupiter / ocoras (text) may 2012
Dj sprinkles & mark fell – complete spiral ep 12” (comatonse recordings 21) may 2012
Mv & ee – sub duub 8xCDr box (child of microtones) apr 2012
panabrite - blue grotto (love all day, 2012) calm in trees
panabrite - seychelles (field studies, 2012) calm in trees


Missed (still interested):

Concern (Gordon ashworth) – misfortune LP (isounderscore 15) may 2012
Hildur gudnadottir – leyfdu ljosinu (touch to:90) may 2012
joe colley - lonely microphone LP (senufo 26)
joshua bonnetta - american colour LP+DVD (senufo 29)
nathan mclaughlin - the refrigerator is emotional LP (senufo 28)
coppice – the pleasance & the purchase 7” (senufo 27)
Gareth davis & frances-marie uitti – gramercy (miasmah) may 2012 azurehum
Evan caminiti – night dust (immune) may 2012 azurehum
Raglan – husk 2LP (arbor 126) april 2012 skull/akteon
panabrite ~ soft terminal (digitalis, 2012) calm in trees
panabrite ~ sub~aquatic meditation (aguirre, 2012) calm in trees
la sera – sees the light (hardly art) apr 2012

Grabbed:

Lotus plaza – spooky action at a distance (kranky 166) apr 2012
Pimmon – other side EP (hibernate) april 2012
Spiritualized – sweet heart sweet light (fat possum) april 2012
black dice - mr. impossible (domino_ribbon music) april 2012
sun araw & m. geddes gengras meet the congos - icon give thank (rvng intl, frkwys 09) april 2012
fenn o'berg - in hell (emego 141) april 2012
jon porras - black mesa (thrill jockey 302) april 2012
en – already gone (students of decay) apr 2012
seaworthy - bellows & breath (preservation circa 112) apr 2012
sparkling wide pressure – grandfather harmonic (preservation circa 212) apr 2012
mike shiflet – merciless (type 98) apr 2012
sensate focus 10 – sensate focus 12” (focus 10) apr 2012
beach house – bloom (sub pop 965) april 2012
beach house – lazuli 7” (sub pop) april 2012
mohn – mohn (kompakt CD99) april 2012
filfla – fliptap (someone good) april 2012
frank bretschneider - kippschwingungen (line_057) may 2012
fire! with Oren Ambarchi - In the Mouth A Hand (rune grammofon 2130) may 2012
jefre cantu-ledesma - visiting this world (devotion_en-of) may 2012
mv & ee - space homestead (woodsist 60) may 2012
vikki jackman, andrew chalk & jean-noel rebilly - a paper doll's whisper of spring (self-released) april 2012
pye corner audio – the black mill tapes volumes 1&2 (type 107) april 2012
Richard skelton – ridgelines (Aeolian editions) may 2012
Stefano pilia – strings (musica moderna 001) may 2012
Sun kil moon – among the leaves 2xCD (caldo verde) may 2012
Wolfgang voigt – ruckverzauberung 6 (magazine 007) april 2012
Robert hampson – repercussions (eMego 132) may 2012
Simon scott – below sea level (12k) may 2012
Zelienople – the world is a house on fire (type 108) june 2012
Marielle v jakobsons – glass canyon (students of decay 97) june 2012
Blond:ish – lovers in limbo ep (kompakt 253) april 2012
Gui boratto – destination: education – remixe (kompakt 252) mar 2012
Gui boratto – this is not the end remixe (kompakt 239) may 2012
Saschienne – unknown (kompakt digital 22) jun 2012
Walls – coracle remixes (kompakt digital 19) jun 2012
Lawrence – etoile du midi 12” (dial 63) may 2012
Drainolith – fighting! (spectrum spools 017) june 2012
Motion sickness of time travel – motion sickness of time travel (spectrum spools 016) may 2012
Human teenager – animal husbandry (spectrum spools 015) mar 2012
Duane pitre – feel free (important records 349) april 2012
Peaking lights – Lucifer (weird world 011) june 2012
Richard skelton – verse of birds (corbel stone press) june 2012
Kyle bobby dunn – bring me the head of kyle bobby dunn (low point) june 2012
Liars – wixiw (mute 343) june 2012

Older stuff:

Billy gomberg – only the sun for our (students of decay) april 2011



Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Dog End of a Day Gone By

In general, March was sort of a 'lite' month. I think it's because so much good stuff came out in Feb. Still need to catch up new releases. I'm sure April's got a lot happening. And it'll be hard to keep up, I'm sure.

Not finding (yet), but would like to:

Main attrakionz – 808s & Dark Grapes II (type 104)
Fumiya tanaka – 337/I Can Tell You of Course I Know it Was 12” (perlon 89)
Mara trax – sensibilia 12” (perlon 90)
Human teenager – Animal Husbandry (spectrum spools 15)
Motion Sickness of Time Travel – s/t (spectrum spools 16) may 2012
Mike shiflet – merciless (type 98) march 2012
Sensate Focus – Sensate Focus 10 12” (sensate focus 10) march 2012
Dolphins into the future – on sea-faring isolation CD re-re-issue (fonal 84) march 2012

Further investigation:

Bvdub – the first day (home normal) feb 2012

Forthcoming:

Alan Lamb, Garry Bradbury, David Burraston, Oren Ambarchi & Robin Fox – Wired Open Day 2009 2LP (Taiga 19)

New this week:

Fenn o’berg – in hell 2LP (emego 141) march 2012
Wolfgang voigt – ruckverzauberung 6 12” (magazine 007) mar 2012
Bvdub – serenity (darla)
Bvdub - don’t say you know (darla)
Matt Carlson/Jason Anderson - dissociative synthesis (synthesator vol.3) LP (ufo mongo 24)

Grabbed:

marcia bassett & samara lubelski - sunday night sunday afternoon (kye 17) march 2012
SND_-_NHK - split 12” (pan 26) march 2012
radiant husk - micromegas (recital) feb 2012
eleh - homage to the pointed waveforms (taiga) march 2012
Head Boggle – Headboggle (spectrum spools 12) march 2012
Burial_-_four tet – nova one-sided 12” (text 13) march 2012
Gui boratto – destination education remixe 12” (kompakt 252) mar 2012
Saschienne – unknown (kompakt 255) march 2012
Sean mccann & matthew Sullivan – vanity fair ‘Live’ bonus CDr (recital 1) feb 2012
Vatican shadow – Kneel Before Religious Icons (type 105) march 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

We're coming in loaded

Been busy digging through the CD collection still in boxes for the upcoming wedding and reunion. Spring has sprung here in western scandinavia! It'll be nice to have some new old jams for the car for the kids too.

Further investigation:

Julia holter – ekstasis (rvng int’l) mar 2012

Forthcoming:

Marielle v. jakobsons – glass canyon (students of decay) april 2012

New this week:

Stefano pilia – strings CD (musica moderna 001 GER) mar 2012
Nicola ratti – cathode deafness CS (musica moderna 004) mar 2012

Grabbed:

Giuseppe ielasi – 15 more tapes (misanthropic agenda 033, oct 2011 / senufo editions #32, feb 2012)
Jim o’rourke – old news #7 (old news no.7) feb 2012
Billy gomberg – waiting in poor lighting (avant archive) feb 2012
Derek rogers – you were familiar I remember (moon mist 8) jan 2012
Derek rogers – a crack in everything (prairie fire 042) feb 2012
Flower/corsano/hejnowski – the count visits (hot cars warp 014) dec 2011
Keiji haino/jim o’rourke/oren ambarchi – imikuzushi (black truffle 007) feb 2012
Robert turman – flux (spectrum spools 010) mar 2012
Ben vida – esstends-esstends-esstends (pan 23) mar 2012
Mark mcguire & Charles berlitz presents – inner tube (pacific city sound visions 017) feb 2012
Geoff mullen – accidental guitars (rel 18) dec 2011
Sean mccann & matthew Sullivan – vanity fair (recital 1) February 2012

Older stuff:

Kassel jaeger – algae (senufo editions #20) jan 2011
Runawei – abduction (digitalis ltd. #228) nov 2011
Ben vida – trading prescriptions cassette (los discos enfantasmes 015) aug 2011

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fortune presents gifts not according to the book

February finishes strong with some really great scores: the new Whitman LP, Bellows and Ielasi CDs, Portraits LP and the strange Brinkmann Ambarchi collaborative homage to Morton Feldman. What a great year of music so far!

Forthcoming:

Mv & ee – space homestead (woodsiest) may 2012
Lost in the humming air – music inspired by harold budd (oktaf) w/ mokira, irisarri, deupree, biosphere, xela, etc.
Mara trax – sensibilia 12” (perlon 90)
Seaworthy – bellows and breath (preservation circa 112)
Sparkling wide pressure – grandfather harmonic (preservation circa 212)
Vatican shadow – kneel before religious icons (type 105)
Fenn o’berg – in hell (emego 141)
Main – adrifting (at the surface)
Robert hampson – dvd/cd (emego)

New this week:

Mark mcguire & Charles berlitz presents – inner tube (pacific city sound visions 017) feb 2012
David sylvian – a victim of stars 1982 – 2012 (virgin) feb 2012

Grabbed:

Kane ikin + david wenngren – strangers (kesh 017) February 2012
Keith fullerton Whitman – generators (demego 024) feb 2012
Iibiis rooge – life in a bloodcell (winged sun 21) feb 2012
Cleared – breaking day (immune 024) jan 2012
Gareth Dickson – noon ep (12k 3011) feb 2012
Gareth Dickson – quite a way away (12k 1070) feb 2012
Steve peters + steve roden – not a leaf remains as it was (12k 1069)
Dirty three, the – toward the low sun (drag city) feb 2012
Bellows – reelin’ (entr’acte 128) feb 2012
Giuseppe ielasi – untitled, 2011 (entr’acte 129) feb 2012
Cory allen + marcus fischer – two/twenty-two (self released) feb 2012
Disappears – pre-language (kranky) feb 2012
mouse on mars - parastrophics (monkeytown 22) feb 2012
whomadewho – brighter (kompakt CD097) feb 2012
Thomas brinkmann + oren ambarchi – the Mortimer trap (black truffle 006) feb 2012
Portraits – portraits (important records 345) feb 2012
Greg haines – digressions (preservation 33) feb 2012

Older stuff:

Trophies – become objects of daily use (monotype 037) july 2011

Friday, February 17, 2012

Schnee Bud

Not a bad start to the year. Finding a decent amount of great music. February's been abnormally mild as well. Some spring-y days with sunshine - totally unexpected. Thanks to everyone!

Further investigation:

Jason urick – I love you (thrill jockey) jan 2012
Zomes – improvisations (thrill jockey) jan 2012

Forthcoming:

Jefre cantu-ledesma – faceless kiss b/w blut mond 7” (emerald cocoon 008/alone together #6)
Gareth Dickson - Noon ep (12k) feb 2012
Gareth Dickson – quite a way away (12k 1070) feb 2012
Steve peters & Steve roden – not a leaf remains as it was (12k 1069) feb 2012
Lotus plaza – (kranky) mar 2012
Main attrakionz – 808s & dark grapes (type 104v)
Dustin wong – dreams say, view, create, shadow leads (thrill jockey) feb 2012

Grabbed:

Nuojuva – valot kaukaa (preservation 33) feb 2012
Mark van hoen – the revenant diary (emego) jan 2012
Howling Hex, The – Wilson Semiconductors (Drag City 501) December 2011
Matthew Freidberger – Arrested on Charges of Unemployment (Thrill Jockey 262f) January 2012
Earth – angels of darkness, demons of light II (southern lord) feb 2012
Mirroring – foreign body (kranky) feb 2012
Gultskra artikler – abut anet (miasmah) feb 2012
Loops of your heart – and never ending nights (magazine) feb 2012
Terranova – hotel amour (kompakt 95cd) feb 2012
Derek rogers – institution amet c64 (space slave editions) feb 2012
Andrea belfi – wege (room40 446) feb 2012
Perispirit – spiritual church movement (digitalis vinyl) jan 2012
black to comm - earth (de stijl) february 2012
stephan mathieu + caro mikalef - radioland (panoramica) february 2012

Older stuff:

Wolfgang voigt - R├╝ckverzauberung 3 (en/of 42) aug 2011
lithops - formationen (a-musik 35) march 2011

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

(Nothing but) Blood

Small post today just to stay on top of it. Life's going a little too fast for end of January. DJing a wedding in August ~ got a little anxiety about that - figuring out the stereo setup, picking out appropriate tunes at the right time, going through my collection, etc. Soccer meeting next week, and hopefully some freelance work in a few months. As always, way too much great music and not nearly enough time to give it a proper listen.

Forthcoming:

mirroring (Grouper & tiny vipers) – foreign body (kranky)
Haino / jim o’rourke / oren ambarchi – imikuzushi CD (black truffle 007)
Head boggle – headboggle LP (spectrum spools 012)
Whomadewho – brighter (kompakt 97)
Stephan mathieu – a static place (minority) 2LP w/ 20 min. bonus track feb 2012
Pimmon + Fabio Orsi - Procrastination (home normal) may 2012
Chihei Hatakeyama + Asuna july 2012
Derek rogers – a crack in everything c40 (prairie fire 042) jan 2012
Derek rogers – you were familiar I remember c30 (moon mist 8) jan 2012
Derek rogers – hex illumination (fabrica)
Derek rogers – open windows (hobo cult)

Missed (still interested):

Zammuto – idiom wind ( ) jan 2012


Grabbed:

Bryter layter – two lenses (students of decay) jan 2012
From the mouth of the sun – woven tide (experimedia) jan 2012
Christina vantzou – no.1 remixes (experimedia?/kranky?) jan 2012
Ilyas ahmed – with endless fire (immune) jan 2012
Ryan Teague – field drawing (village green) jan 2012
Starving weirdos – land lines (amish 044) January 2012
Cardinal - hymns (fire) January 2012
Oren ambarchi – audience of one (touch 83) jan 2012
Richard youngs – core to the brave (root strata 87) jan 2012
Fire! with Jim O’Rourke – Released (rune grammofon 2120) jan 2012
Windy & carl – we will always be (kranky) jan 2012
Franco falsini – cold nose LP (spectrum spools 014)
Dolphins into the future – canto arquipelago (underwater peoples) jan 2012
Gesellschaft zur emanzipation des samples – more circulations 7” (faitiche 07) jan 2012
Pop ambient 2012 (kompakt) jan 2012
Refractor – locus suspectus (under the spire) dec 2011

Friday, January 20, 2012

Tractor Rape Chain

Finally finished my second mix for EQ [feb 2011]. waiting for new server... onto march 2011! super excited about new releases from starving weirdos, oren ambarchi (solo and with thomas brinkmann), chris forsyth & koen holtkamp, pop ambient 2012, jim o'rourke's 'old news #7', stephan mathieu (line & cronica single sided LP), etc. etc.

Forthcoming:

Thomas brinkmann & oren ambarchi – the mortimer trap (black truffle 006) feb 2012
Stephan mathieu & david maranha – strings (single sided LP) (cronica) feb 2012
Loops of your heart – and never ending nights (magazine 005) feb 2012
Burnt friedman – bokoboko (nonplace 33) feb 2012
Fire! w/ Jim O’Rourke – Released! (rune grammofon 2120) feb 2012
Scorch trio w/ mars Williams – made in Norway 2LP (rune grammofon 2119) feb 2012
Portraits (ledesma, caminiti, porras, mcgee, kowalsky, jakobsons, croy, etc.) – sa (important 345) jan 2012
En – already gone (students of decay) mar 2012
Jefre cantu-ledesma – visiting this world (en/of) feb 2012
Black dice – mr. impossible (ribbon) apr 2012
Disappears – pre language (kranky) march 2012
El doom & the born electric – s/t (rune grammofon 2122)
Bushman’s revenge – a little bit of big bonanza (rune grammofon 2123)
Bushman’s revenge – never mind the botox LP (rune grammofon 2125)
Strategy – boxy music (100% silk 21)

New this week:

Starving weirdos – land lines (amish 44) jan 2012
Perispirit – spiritual church movement (digitalis vinyl 28) jan 2012
Pop ambient 2012 (kom 247) jan 2012
Chris forsyth & koen holtkamp – early astral (blackest rainbow 217) jan 2012

Missed (still interested):

Mark van hoen – the revenant diary (emego 136) jan 2012 coma
Howling hex – Wilson semiconductors (drag city) dec 2011
Graham lambkin – amateur doubles (kye 15) dec 2011 akteon, echo my dolphin
Geoff mullen – accidental guitars (rel 18) dec 2011
Sun araw – sun ark prayer tapes vol. 1 (sun ark 016) jan 2012 ONLY FOUND 128kbps
Porter ricks – biokitetics (type 100) jan 2012 ONLY FOUND chain reaction
Psychic Paramount – II (no quarter 26) feb 2011
Oval – dna (shitkatapult 134) jan 2012
Va – power, corruption & lies covered (mojo) jan 2012 w/ destroyer, biosphere no data

Grabbed:

The boats – ballads of the research department (12k) jan 2012
Eyvind kang – visible breath (ideologic organ soma 004) jan 2012
Kane ikin – contrail (7” + mp3) (12k 2022) jan 2012
Matt Carlson – particle language LP (draft 012) December 2011
Matthew friedberger – death-in-life LP (thrill jockey 262e) October 2011
No ufo’s – mind controls the flood (public information) oct 2011
Pigeons – they sweetheartstammers (soft abuse 053) dec 2011
Medicine – time baby II 7” (captured tracks 132) jan 2012
Jodi cave – mort aux vaches (staalplaat mav067xcd) jan 2012
Fourth World Magazine – the spectacle of light abductions LP (pacific city sound visions 16) oct 2011
Marcus fischer – collected dust (tench) jan 2012
Wooden shjips – rmxs (thrill jockey) jan 2012
Walls – into our midst (kompakt 249) jan 2012

Peaking lights – 936 remixed (100% Silk 014) dec 2011
Root_Strata_Winter_Solstice_2011 – All Alap dec 2011
Elodie – la lumiere parfumee (faraway press 20) dec 2011

Older stuff:

Giuseppe ielasi – 15 (entr’acte) 2010

Monday, January 9, 2012

Shoot the Cool

Forthcoming:

Stephan Mathieu & caro mikalef – radioland (panoramic) (line 055) feb 2012
Walls – into our midst 12” (kom 249) feb 2012
Demdike stare – elemental part 3: rose (love 075) feb 2012
Demdike stare – elemental part 4: iris (love 076) feb 2012
Greg haines - moments elulding (kning disk) jan 2012
Robert turman – flux 2LP (spectrum spools 10) jan 2012
Porter ricks – biokinetics 2LP (type 100) jan 2012
Matthew friedberger – arrested on charges of unemployment LP (thrill 262f)
Giuseppe ielasi – untitled, 2011 (entr’acte 129) jan/feb 2012
Bellows – reelin’ (entr’acte 128) jan/feb 2012
Eyvind kang – visible breath (soma 004 LP) jan 2012
Keith fullerton Whitman – generators LP (demego 024) feb 2012
Robert turman – flux 2LP (spectrum spools 010) feb 2012
Jim o’rourke – old news no. 7 (old news 7) feb 2012
Cardinal – hymns (fire) jan 2012
War on drugs – come to the city 7” (secretly Canadian)
Loops of your heart – and never ending nights (magazine/pampa) jan 2012
Sic alps – vedley 7” (drag city) jan 2012
Va – the total groovy box set (drag city) jan 2012
Loren Connors – a fire (family vineyard) feb 2012
Earth – angels of darkness demons of light II (southern lord) feb 2012
Windy & carl – we will always be (kranky) feb 2012
Dirty three – toward the low sun (drag city) feb 2012
Mouse on mars – parastrophics (monkeytown) feb 2012

New this week:

Matt Carlson (golden retriever) – partical language LP (draft 12) dec 2011
Boats, the – ballads of the research department (12k) jan 2012
Porter ricks – biokinetiks (type 100) jan 2012

Missed (still interested):

Giuseppe ielasi – 15 CDs (entr’acte 100) (companion to his 15 tapes) 2010
Giuseppe ielasi – 15 more tapes (misanthropic agenda 033) oct 2011
Lithops – formationen (a-musik) feb/mar 2011
Lawrence English – the peregrine (experimedia)
Matthew friedberger – death after life LP #5
Plug – back on time jan 2011
Graham lambkin – amateur doubles (kye 15) nov 2011

Grabbed:

William fowler Collins – the resurrection unseen (type 103v) oct 2011
Lee noble – persona (Bridgetown #43) dec 2011
Guided by voices – let’s go eat the factory (fire) dec 2011
Peaking lights – 936 remixed (100% Silk 014) dec 2011
Root_Strata_Winter_Solstice_2011 – All Alap dec 2011
Sean mccann – sincere world (amethyst sunset 003cd) dec 2011
Toshimaru nakamura – maruto (erstwhile solo 002) sept 2011
Elodie – la lumiere parfumee (faraway press 20) dec 2011