I’ve been talking with Don Campau from KKUT-FM’s “No Pigeonholes” about doing a bit more talking on-air. But here it is with less than an hour to go, and I still haven’t said a word! Maybe next week, Don…
I started off this morning’s broadcast with a bit of a flashback. The first Lexaunculpt track used to be featured in an early promo of mine, and one attentive listener noticed this. It’s nice to know people are still listening, especially after so long ago. Following this cut, and a little more in a similar vein, I played from a new Public Eyesore release– Anla Courtis, Seichi Yamamoto, and Yoshimi’s “Live at Kanadian.” I’m pretty pleased with this disc, and it’s as far out as you’d expect from the lineup. Speaking of which, wasn’t it just last week that I was writing about finally being “caught-up” with Courtis recordings? How odd that these two came so near to one another!
Last Visible Dog is always good for this time of day– the syrupy moments when the night begins transitioning into dawn. I think this time should have a proper name, but all those of us who’d care enough to bother are too tired.
Wondrous Horse! Yet more Vanessa Rossetto recordings! This girl never lets up, which is great, because there is a uniform goodness to everything she’s had a hand in so far. For this Fire Museum release (her first for the label was as Pulga) Salvatore Borrelli’s musical armada of instruments joins forces with Rossetto’s typical horde of noisemakers. “You got wondrous in my horse! You got horse in my wondrous!” But seriously, a good album– a touch of Valerio Cosi helps, too.
Jose Lewis Redondo’s “La Response est aux Pieds” from Etude Records was next. Etude has been turning out high-quality releases for as long as I’ve been aware of their existence, and this disc is no different. Redondo’s unique take on playing string instruments is a little bit Derek Bailey, and a little bit Rod Poole. Not so much a marriage of the two, mind you– just a jumping point.
Lexaunculpt – Plus and minus m
Eight Frozen Modules — In the Midst of a Breakdown
Eight Frozen Modules — Acute Episode
Anla Courtis, Seichi Yamamoto, Yoshimi — Live at Kanadian (excerpt)
Renderizors — Under the Wheels
Renderizors — Twister
Wondeous Horse — Non Dicible
Wondrous Horse — Ogni Intuizione e il Tangible Segno del Declino
Wondrous Horse — Fuoco Sacro
Wondrous Horse — Mentre ci Vediamo Misti a Foglie
Jose Luis Redondo — 2 8 2
Jose Luis Redondo — Dragon Gemini
Jose Luis Redondo — Young Blues
Gen Ken Montgomery — Drilling Holes in the Wall