Electroacoustic Fragments, Improvised Sounds, Weird Songs and Aural Oddities.
00:00 Resonator Spot.
00:28 The Stranger – Providence or Fate.
03:37 Skee Mask – Frogsplash. (Reshape)
07:08 Eiko Ishibashi, Jim O’Rourke – Lifetime of a Flower Pt.1.
14:19 Oliver Coates – Ocean Rave.
16:16 Savvas Metaxas – Byzantine Drama.
22:07 Ned Milligan – Mailbox Walk.
24:40 David Toop & Lawrence English – Abyssal Tracker.
28:59 Jon Collin & Demdike Stare – Minerals Side A.
32:00 Leda – Neuter 5.
35:45 V/Z – Bites feat. Coby Sey.
39:08 Piero Umiliani – Gotico.
41:26 Iceman Junglist Kru – Untitled 5. (Deepening Ground)
44:22 Colin Stetson – The Lighthouse IV.
46:11 Gheneral Thî et les fourmis – Un accident est si vite arrivé. (Slow Dance)
48:30 Mark Vernon – Torquay, 1969.
50:23 Concrete Colored Paint – Sprawling Gentian.
52:37 kNN – Oggetto Tutto Sommato.
55:23 Bill Nace – Boil First.
58:10 Don Cherry – Luna Turca.
‘Watching Dead Empires in Decay’, a new album recorded under another of Kirby’s pseudonyms ‘The Stranger’ and released on Modern Love, a label that has been close to Kirby through these last eventful 15 years. It’s complex, singular, enigmatic, percussive, dark, and you just can’t work out how it was constructed. Gone are the sampled 78’s of The Caretaker, but it also doesnt exactly sound electronic – you just can’t quite fathom how any of it was put together: Field Recordings? Found Sounds? Sheets of metal scraped and hammered? Drum machines re-wired? It’s stark and unsettling, haunted, even troubling – but often just beautiful. https://thestranger1.bandcamp.com/album/watching-dead-empires-in-decay
Eiko Ishibashi, Jim O’Rourke.
Eiko Ishibashi and Jim O‘Rourke created the installation Lifetime of a Flower for the Dortmund exhibition Flowers in 20th and 21st Century Art. In it they set parameters, but allowed the process itself to literally grow uncontrollably: they planted seeds in the garden of their Japanese house and filmed as the plants grew for the duration of the exhibition. Visitors were able to watch the stream in real time, while listening to a composition that reflected the organic process in sound. This eponymous recording, now available on LP, is an enigmatic and sophisticated layering of sounds, melodies and rhythms, noises from everyday life, all of which are repositories of associations, memories and expectations. https://eikoishibashijimorourke.bandcamp.com/album/lifetime-of-a-flower
Ned Milligan is a New York based elementary school teacher and occasional musician.
He’s behind the great small-run label Florabelle since 2015.
This is his sixth solo album. https://laaps-records.com/album/considerable
Jon Collin & Demdike Stare.
Demdike Stare reunite with guitarist Jon Collin for a new album of concréte dreamweaving performed on tape, pedals and a homemade Swedish nyckelharpa – a type of keyed fiddle. More psychedelic than either of the trio’s previous records, ‘Minerals’ drops the blues to dive headfirst into the smudged folk wellspring, touching on the pastoral ambience of Andrew Chalk via Loren Connors’ immersive drift and Tongue Depressor’s subterranean drone expeditions. https://ra.co/labels/13049
Sofie Herner (Enhet För Fri Musik, Neutral) returns with Neuter, the first proper album since the Gitarrmusik III-X LP released on Förlag För Fri Musik back in 2017. Neuter was recorded between 2018 and 2021 and is the culmination of a very distinctive and unmistakable sound Sofie has developed and refined during close to 10 years now. The music of Leda is based on primitive guitar loops of various lenghts, loops that intervenes and creates peculiar rhythms and subtle harmonies. https://discreetmusicgbg.bandcamp.com/album/neuter
World-renowned drummer-composer Valentina Magaletti teams up with music producer and multi-instrumentalist Zongamin in their East London studio to create an album of Dub / Post-Punk influenced material, featuring Vanishing Twin’s Cathy Lucas, Coby Sey and Venus Ex Machina. https://ad93.bandcamp.com/album/suono-assente
“Atmospheres” is one of his most interesting Piero Umiliani’s albums, published in a limited edition in the mid-Seventies. A period of musical confusion even though not for him, who had always been eclectic. The charming soundtracks for Luigi Scattini’s documentaries were already behind him, as was the great orchestral jazz production: his career had already been long and full of professional satisfactions. The present for the composer consisted of the scores for a number of Italian comedies and, most all, a set of sonorizations. These appeared projected into the future, thanks to their avant-garde attitude and the electronic sounds which seemed to arrive from a parallel universe. https://musicaperimmagini.bandcamp.com/album/atmospheres
Gheneral Thî et les fourmis.
Patrick Stas arrived on planet Earth on January 25th, 1954, in Ixelles, Brussels. Here he would spend his early years, until the moment his parents bid their Brussels catering career farewell. By his own admission, music was of no interest to the young Patrick. His parents’ record collection left him cold. Bands like Les Compagnons de la Chanson, much-loved by Patricks parents, got on his nerves. Just one record managed to charm him: a soul record by Sam & Dave. Not coincidentally a record his mother detested. How that record ended up in the collection no one knows, but it was the spark that lit Patrick’s burning love for music. A fire that would never fade until his death. https://stroomtv.bandcamp.com/album/if-paul-k-s-life-was-a-movie-this-would-be-the-soundtrack-of-his-death
Call Back Carousel is an audio time-travelogue, a slideshow of the mind’s eye – projecting Kodachrome memories directly into the listener’s mind by means of sound alone. It is a way of travelling without ever having to leave the home. A vicarious vacation for the imagination. Pure audio escapism.
Each episode is based on a found tape of a pre-recorded slideshow commentary. Most of these tapes were made by amateur tape recording enthusiasts and hobbyist photographers of the 60s and 70s. Their recorded commentaries would at one time have been used in conjunction with a sequence of 35mm slides but only the taped voices now remain. The recordings themselves come from Vernon’s own archive of found reel-to-reel tapes that he has collected over the past twenty years. https://discrepant.bandcamp.com/album/call-back-carousel
Concrete Colored Paint.
Concrete Colored Paint, or CCP, is a Peter Kris travel project. Setting out to document various favorite spots with sound in the hope of remembering such places later in life, CCP rambles from location to location, seeking to gather as much audio as necessary to form an audio memory. https://falt.bandcamp.com/album/grey-orchid
Using the looped-and-screwed methodology of Both, Nace takes a seismic step, building the process into a larger compositional process, employing guitar plus tapes, hurdy gurdy, doughnut pipe, quelle est belle and the nu Nace ax of choice, taishōgoto. Phrases talk to and obliterate each other, expanding and emerging into brave new unheard vistas. https://billnace.bandcamp.com/album/through-a-room
An amazing document of the life experiment that was the Organic Music Society. This super quality audio, recorded by RAI (the italian public broadcasting company) in 1976 for television, documents a quartet concert focused on vocals compositions and improvisations. Here, Don Cherry and his family-community’s musical belief emerges in its simplicity, with the desire to merge the knowledge and stimuli gained during numerous travels across the World in a single sound experience. https://blacksweat.bandcamp.com/album/om-shanti-om