Archive for March, 2012

Helpful Birthday Hints, #5 in a series of 12

March 31, 2012

So NNA Tapes did an eight-tape compilation of artists from Burlington, Vermont. Obsessive, unwieldy, obscure– it’s hitting all my buttons! Perhaps you can find a copy at Discogs, I bet.

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Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 3/31/12

March 31, 2012

Before you go any further, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of “Closed Encounters of the 4 Minds,” on Public Eyesore. I’m really quite taken with this one– some of the old-school electronic sounds just leap out at you, and it doesn’t hurt that the 4th track is ridiculously catchy. The album hasn’t left my stereo since it arrived, so you’ve been warned. Don’t sleep on it!

Ron Anderson, Robert L. Pepper, David Tamura, Philippe Petit — Closed Encounters of the 4 Minds, pts. 1-4 (from album of the same name, on Public Eyesore)
Strongly Imploded — Radical Disruption of the Present (from “Twilight of Broken Machines,” on Eh?)
Oier I.A. — Sound Track (this, and next nine tracks, from “A Day In The Life” on Staaltape)
Anton Mobin — 13_31
Margarida Guia — 4 Août 2010
Yin Yi ( aka Audio Ripple) — Garden Corner / Theater / Golf Course Railing / Swimming Pool / Mobile Phone
Penates — Schadencough / Musicnorm / 3:16 / Penenorma
Manuel J. Grotesque –- Jack Nicholson and the Cocker Dog
Robert Habarc –- For the Love of a Sheep
Barbara Lazarà –- Today
Anders Ostberg –- A Day In the Lives Of Three Buddha Electronic Praying Machines Hanging In a Tree
Rinus van Alebeek –- When I Came Back From Paris
Blue Sausage Infant — How To Achieve Somnambulism (from “Manitou,” on Alrealon)
Blue Sausage Infant — The Moss Takes Over
Blue Sausage Infant — Yggdrasil
Blue Sausage Infant — Aphid’s Lament
Blue Sausage Infant — Sodom Is Risen
Rotkappchen — The Copenhagen Group (from “Ignorance,” on Ikebukuro Dada)
Ravenlodge — Untitled Tape, side A

Helpful Birthday Hints, #3 & 4 in a series of 12

March 29, 2012

Today’s hint is a double– two books from one of my favorite authors, Sinclair Lewis. You can choose from Ann Vickers or Bethel Merriday. Supposedly, Ann Vickers is a better read, but since I’m intending to read all of his books it really doesn’t matter. Go with the cheapest, or rich out and grab me both!

New things I learned today

March 25, 2012

Three terms– anthrophony, biophony, geophony. If I give you the context (soundwalks, etc) I’m sure you’ll figure it out. Some other interesting ideas from today’s workshop leader Andrea Polli (by way of Barry Truax) relate to hearing exercises, pre-soundwalk:

1) Listen for the most distant sound.
2) Listen for the nearest sound.
3) Listen for the loudest sound.
4) Listen for the quietest sound.

These were interesting, and a bit more difficult to discern at times than I would have guessed. We also spoke about soundmarks, sound signals, and the keynote– all terms I am familiar with, but it is always nice to refresh and re-think.

 

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 3/24/12

March 24, 2012

Grey Park — Clue (from subscription series)
Muslimgauze — Jah-Mearab (from “Jah-Mearab,” on Staalplaat)
K2 — Secret Cold Storage (from “Abdominal Electricity,” on Phage Tapes)
Evol — Rave Slime, Untitled A1 (from “Rave Slime” LP on Alku)
Custodian — Untitled side A (from “The Weight of Tension,” on Phage Tapes)
Custodian — Untitled side B
Sister Overdrive — Honey, Side B (from “Honey” on Organized Music From Thessalonki)
Arvo Zylo, Cock ESP — Imps of the Perverse (from “Fuck ESP,” on Rainbow Bridge + EF Tapes
Muslimgauze — Woman Prefer Izlam
Evol — Rave Slime, Untitled B
Ikeburo Dada Promo mini-CDR — Untitled #1 (from the Ikeburo Dada label)
RP Collier, Eloine — Dumbwaiter (from “Anchor Studies,” on Triple Bath)

Helpful Birthday Hints, #2 in a series of 12

March 23, 2012

Today’s hint is posed as a question: do you like me in STEREO? Yes? Then I’ll need another mic cable. Oh look! I happen to have a link…

 

Helpful Birthday Hints, #1 in a series of 12

March 20, 2012

As is my custom, I’m hitting you over the head (repeatedly) with things I’d like for my birthday. I’m turning 34 this year, which is a pivotal birthday, as it marks the first time many of you will choose to send me a gift. I’m planning to remember it fondly for years to come, so please don’t let me down.

So here it is, my first Helpful Birthday Hint– boy, I sure do think this new book from Bernie Krause looks awesome. Even the title, “The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places,” is pretty darned great. It sure would be nice to read it someday around April 23rd.

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 3/17/12

March 17, 2012

Tom Hamilton, id M Theft Able & if, Bwana — Megawhat Skot (from “MegaWHAT? Live at The Stone” on Ilse)
Z’ev, Bob Bellerue — Felt, If Not Seen (from “Felt, If Not Seen,” on Phage Tapes)
Brandkommando — Reform (from split, double-cassette release with Brandkommando, Seth Ryan, Fear Konstruktor, and Disgust on Phage Tapes)
Brandkommando — Fighter
Minotaur — The Hunger In Her Womb (from “Obsession,” on Phage Tapes)
A Death Cinematic — The New World (from “The New World,” on Simple Box Construction)
Pregnant Spore — You Can Have Whatever It Is You Want pt.1 (from split, double cassette release Pregnant Spore/Baculum, on Phage Tapes)
Pregnant Spore — You Can Have Whatever It Is You Want pt.2
Hiss Nausea — Pyramid Glue (from “Hiss Nausea/Nolls” split cassette on Hyster)

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 3/10/12

March 10, 2012

Minotaur — Lillith Was Cold (from “Obsession,” on Phage Tapes)
Minotaur — Soldier
Bill Shute, Anthony Guerra — Subtraction (from “Subtraction,” on Black Petal/Kendra Steiner Editions)
Bill Shute, Anthony Guerra — Marion, Texas
Chefkirk — Quiet Nights, Quiet Dreams (from “Gross Pyramids,” on Rainbow Bridge)
RP Collier, Eloine — Fractal Episode (from “Anchor Studies,” on Triple Bath)
Head Boggle — Narrowcast Rehearsal (from “Solos In Auralize,” on Rainbow Bridge)
Head Boggle — Elm
Head Boggle — Fla
Piotr Michalowski, Jaime Rodriguez Matos, Christopher M. Skebo – Dyad One (from “Dyads,” on Abzu)
Piotr Michalowski, Jaime Rodriguez Matos, Christopher M. Skebo – Dyad Two
Ernesto Diaz-Infante — Welcome To San Francisco (from “Civilian Life,” on Pax Recordings)
Ernesto Diaz-Infante — Sun Hypnotic!
Ernesto Diaz-Infante — Easy To Disappear Into This Fog
Ernesto Diaz-Infante — Yerba Buena
Seeded Plain, Hal Rammel — Hook and Eyespots (from split LP “Bad For Business / Seeded Plain & Hal Rammel” on Friends & Relatives)
Seeded Plain, Hal Rammel — Plaster Coach
Seeded Plain, Hal Rammel — Grotto Instinct
Seeded Plain, Hal Rammel — Corner Merchants

“It’s Too Damn Early,” 3/3/12

March 3, 2012

Tom Hamilton, id M Theft Able & if, Bwana — Megawho (from “MegaWHAT? Live at The Stone” on Ilse)
Tom Hamilton, id M Theft Able & if, Bwana — Megawhen
Warm Climate — Lost Teeth/Organ Donor (from “Edible Homes” cassette on Stunned)
Warm Climate — Cave In
Warm Climate — Edible Homes & Gardens/Synth Pads For Homeless
RP Collier, Eloine — Tonic Spanner (from “Anchor Studies,” on Triple Bath)
RP Collier, Eloine — Smog Index
Violet — Incapacitated By The Sun (this, and next five, from “Sonic Circuits, District of Noise vol.4“)
TL0741, Anthony Pirog — Busy Bees
Nine Strings Trio — Sacred Crow Scared Cow
Stylus — Combine.Monogram
Insect Factory — Slow Bloom
Janel Leppin — Music for a Film, The Recipe
Blue Sausage Infant — Negative Space (from “Negative Space,” on Zeromoon)
Blue Sausage Infant — Subferal
Abortus Fever — Untitled (from “Recycled” cassette on RRRecords)
Yannick Dauby, John Grzinich — Kevad (from “Lind, Raud, Aastaajad,” on Invisible Birds)
Yannick Dauby, Murmer — Suvi