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I think I hit the jackpot today. Scouring one of the local op shops, a new donation must have just come in. Along with some great quality classical and jazz LP's (all in zip lock protective sleeves, mind you- this was almost certainly from a recently deceased collector), I found this box set in great condition.

 

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A quick look on discogs tells me that this is my lucky day. I need to take a closer look and have no intention of flipping it, but this is something I will love listening to that I would never ever afford otherwise.

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Man, I like that.

 

 

Wishing I'd not heard Amon Tobin's output is the same as wishing I'd not seen the first season of Rick and Morty - so I could experience them again for the first time.

 

Amon is an aural soundscape artist. There's nothing of his I don't like.

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Have just played Mauricio Kagel: 1898 & Music for Renaissance Instruments after buying it a few weeks ago.
Absolutely stunning piece. Wonderful recording, great soundstaging, detail and dynamics - so nice not to be brick-walled.
Not sure if MrsFeline will remove the audio system after this listening though.
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For those into minimalist guitar ambience, Norman Westberg is touring next month, no Sydney show though. I listening to this at Room 40/Soundcloud, and it's good.

 

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Now to some new material from Chris Abrahams, also on Room 40, also into my cart :)

 

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James Plotkin - Kurtlanmak/Damascus

CD 2006 Utech Records

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Guitar drones and electronickery, live performances on two separate occasions.

 

"If a random Turkish-English dictionary isn't lying to me, then "kurtlanmak" is a word that can be translated as "become infested with worms" or "to become agitated... go stir crazy." The definition is fitting for the music. Kurtlanmak was originally released on Utech records in an edition of 200 copies; this release features a remastered version of that track and a dreary, visceral companion piece that slowly works its way into the body and begins to dissolve it."

http://brainwashed.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5854&Itemid=9

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Andrea Belfi & Machinefabriek - Pulses & Places

CD 2009 Brombron

 

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Andrea has become one of my favourite artists over recent times and this CD has been spinning regularly at the habitat of re since I obtained it a few months ago. Clearly a lot of the material was recycled onto Andrea's subsequent and excellent solo album, "Wege". I don't know anything about Machinefabriek, but I like what I hear. Experimental electro/acoustic sounds. Quiet. Reflective. Still. Perfect for a Friday night winding-down.

 

buona notte

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This is a new album from Denver based musician/composer JANET FEDER. This was recorded at Immersive Studios on the Gus Skinas 32 Channel Sonoma System.

If that may lead you to think this is pristine studio concoction, you would be wrong.

The album is available from BANDCAMP , vinyl , and the one I have , SACD.

I have listened to this set for more than a month now, and it has taken ages to get a sense of what I am hearing.

The artist is a primarily a guitarist,with a reputation for ' treating' instruments, and a singer /composer.

She also has a rather amazing sonic world she tries to convey on the album. This is very much a 3D type experience. But do not think in terms of pin point sound. With the use of ' found sounds' it is awash with shifting atmospheres, and the SACD allows the listener to clearly discern the layers of sounds.

So what starts as a rather different take on an Americana type feel, soon goes to some very odd places.

It is highly original, and very evocative.

Point of reference: the best I can come up with is imagine Lucinda Williams popping out to get her groceries, and Brian Eno slipping into the studio, and doing his 'weirdnesses' all over the tapes.

Highly recommended to those listeners who visit this forum.

ZM.

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wow - never heard of andrea belfi before.

thanks dav0)))!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_MlraXDMdM

Anytime :)

Amongst the various projects Andrea is a part of, check out B/B/S with Aidan Baker and Erik Skodvin. I have a hunch you will like that outfit ;)

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you know me.

aidan baker is one of my favs - go about 20 cd's of his.

pretty sure you recommended boduf songs last time - got most of them too.  :thumb:

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I'm going to have to parse this from another thread because it is worth it.

 

 

No apologies.

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Volcano the Bear - Commencing

 

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Wet day so at home doing paperwork :( and spinning discs :) Just got this lovely 5LP + book box set in the mail this morning, so I'm diving right in.

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Not entirely sure Poly Styrene qualifies as an 'outsider musician' but she surely comes close.

She always managed to put a smile on my face with her unique outlook, going way back to her X-Ray Spex days.

 

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Very difficult to describe this music. "Ancient avant-garde"? "Sophisticated primal". Or maybe just exquisitely beautiful & moving. Sydney composer, Paul Cutlan, who I love mostly through his jazz ensembles & work with MARA! has scored an elegy to the vast landscape of Australia's top-end. It is performed by Cutlan on bass clarinet & soprano, Brett Hirst on double bass & a string quartet calling themselves The NOISE. The post modern classicists are obviously an influence but probably none more so than Percy Grainger. Raw, sweet dissonance & hauntingly spiritual melodies. A masterpiece, organically captured at Sydney's Studios 301.

 

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Nice one Mike ^oo^. I have seen Paul play locally a few times in different ensembles, you would remember him from the Ambon gig, He plays a mean bass clarinet playing but didn't know he was also a composer..... I like the way you described that.

 

 

Labfield - Bucket of Songs

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Dumb sounding band name, dumber album title. The music is pure inspiration. Three track feature vocals by Mariam Wallentin, otherwise it is an adventure in improvised electro/acoustic experimental sounds. Fantastic, dynamic recording and an excellent pressing.

 

Edit: @@Sir Sanders Zingmore IMO this thread is also worth watching.

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