Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Plastikman - Artifakts (bc) (1998)

In the circuitous notes that accompany this release, Canadian producer Richie Hawtin attempts to explain why Artifakts (BC) should be viewed as his third Plastikman album rather than what is in reality his fourth. Instead of pondering the details, suffice it to say he regards this release as the proper close of a trilogy that started with 1993's Sheet One, continued with 1994's Musik, and got diverted by 1998's Consumed. Musically, it makes perfect sense. Artifakts (BC) picks up on the elementary bass and beat soundscapes that earmarked the debut. Once again, Hawtin strips away any trace of melody or orchestration from his songs, allowing them to form out of the rudimentary rhythm patterns and his own cool indifference. Rarely has such excessive self-indulgence sounded so mesmerizing. --Aidin Vaziri
1. Korridor
2. Psyk
3. Pakard
4. Hypokondriak
5. Rekall
6. Skizofrenik
7. Are Friends Elektrik?

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György Ligeti - Mechanical Music (1997)

Although Gyorgy Ligeti is best known for his eerie, tonally ambiguous choral and orchestral writing (immortalized in 2001: A Space Odyssey), this collection of works for musical automata--player piano, barrel organ, and metronomes--includes some of his most astonishing music. The player piano pieces are an exhilarating, intensely physical roller-coaster ride through superhuman tempi and dynamic extremes--an intriguing marriage of artifice and human invention. While clearly indebted to the influence of Nancarrow, Ligeti's player piano works are more approachable than Nancarrow's rigorous etudes, revealing the sense of humor that distinguishes Ligeti from his more ponderous contemporaries. Likewise, the controversial prank piece Metronomes foreshadows the phasing experiments of Reich with its intricate cross-rhythms created by metronomes marking time simultaneously at different speeds. Perhaps most fascinating of all are Ligeti's compositions for computer-modified barrel organ--a hand-cranked, calliope-like instrument popular with itinerant musicians in the 1700s. --Dennis Rea

1. Continuum (Instrumental)
2. Hungarian Rock (Instrumental)
3. Capriccio No.1 (Instrumental)
4. Invention (Instrumental)
5. Capriccio No.2 (Instrumental)
6. Pohme Symphonique for 100 Metronomes (Instrumental)
7. Musica Ricercata/I. Sostenuto - Misurato - Prestissimo (Instrumental)
8. Musica Ricercata/II. Mesto, rigido e cerimoniale (Instrumental)
9. Musica Ricercata/III. Allegro con spirito (Instrumental)
10. Musica Ricercata/IV. Tempo de Valse (poco vivace - ` l'orgue de Barbarie) (Instrumental)
11. Musica Ricercata/V. Rubato. Lamentoso (Instrumental)
12. Musica Ricercata/VI. Allegro molto capriccioso (Instrumental)
13. Musica Ricercata/VII. Cantabile, molto legato (Instrumental)
14. Musica Ricercata/VIII. Vivace. Energico (Instrumental)
15. Musica Ricercata/IX. (Bila Bartsk in memoriam) Adago. Mesto - Allegro maestoso (Instrumental)
16. Musica Ricercata/X. Vivace. Capriccioso (Instrumental)
17. Musica Ricercata/XI. (Omaggio a Girolamo Frescobaldi) Andante misurato e tranquillo (Instrumental)
18. Itudes pour piano, adapted for Player Piano/X. Der Zauberlehrling: Prestissimo, staccatissimo, leggierissimo (Instrumental)
19. Itudes pour piano, adapted for Player Piano/IX. Vertige: Prestissimo sempre molto legato, sehr gleichma_ig (Instrumental)
20. Itudes pour piano, adapted for Player Piano/XI. En suspens: Andante con moto, "avec l'iligance du swing" (Instrumental)
21. Itudes Pour Piano, Adapted For Player Piano/XIII. L'Escalier Du Diable: Presto Legato Ma Leggiero (Instrumental)
22. Itudes pour piano, adapted for Player Piano/XIVa. Coloana fara sfbrsit: Presto possibile, tempestoso con fuoco (Instrumental)
23. Itudes pour piano, adapted for Player Piano/VII. Galamb borong: Vivacissimo luminoso, legato possibile (Instrumental)
24. Continuum (Instrumental)

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Monday, August 25, 2008

1-Speed-Bike - Droopy Butt Begone! (2000)

  1. The Day That Mauro Ran Over Elwy Yost

  2. Seattle/Washington/Prague 00/68 Chicago/Nixon/Reagan Circle-Fighting Machine

  3. Yuppie Restaurant-Goers Beware Because This Song Is For The Dishwasher

  4. Just Another Jive-Assed White Colonial Theft

  5. Why Are All The Dogs Dying Of Cancer?

  6. My Kitchen Is Tiananmen Square

  7. Any Movement That Forgets About Class Is A Bowel Movement

  8. Untitled

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Mark Feldman and Sylvie Courvoisier : Malphas: Book Of Angels Vol. 3 (2006)

A spectacular presentation of eleven new compositions from Zorn’s Book of Angels by two passionate virtuosos whose work together is never less than perfection itself. Contextualizing the music into a classical recital for violin and piano, this is the chamber music of the future. Exciting and breathtaking, Mark and Sylvie have put together a program filled with imagination, lyricism and an intense energy. New Jewish music by one of the greatest violin/piano pairings ever. This is a whole new all-encompassing direction for classical music.

1. Azriel
2. Basus
3. Rigal
4. Kafziel
5. Labariel
6. Zethar
7. Paschal
8. Boel
9. Sammael
10. Padiel
11. Sretil

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Annie Gosfield - Burnt Ivory and Loose Wires (1998)

Influenced by Harry Partch, Sun Ra and San Francisco’s Musee Mecanique’s collection of old nickelodeons and player pianos, Annie Gosfield presents us with a new view of microtonal music.
The sounds of a percussion factory, a destroyed piano and an abandoned guitar are twisted into sophisticated compositions incorporating tuned and detuned instruments, traditional and non-traditional techniques, composition and improvisation.
Also included is an exciting premiere composition for saxophone quartet performed here by the world-renown group Rova, and one of the best solo sampler pieces you’re ever likely to hear.
1. Nickolaievski Soldat
2. Freud
3. The Manufacture of Tangled Ivory: Part I
4. The Manufacture of Tangled Ivory: Part II
5. Four Roses
6. Blue Serge
7. Brawl

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

John Zorn - Masada Anniversary Edition Vol. 1: Masada Guitars (2003)

In 1993 John Zorn began composing and performing his 208 tunes that now comprise what is known as the Masada songbook. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this, his most popular musical project, John Zorn has organized a series of CDs, featuring his most illustrious colleagues performing their own unique arrangements of these classics of modern Jewish music. This first release contains three guitarists whose styles are as varied as the compositions they perform. From the singular brilliance of Marc Ribot, the lush sonorities of Bill Frisell, to the orchestral virtuosity of Tim Sparks, Masada Guitars is a glittering tribute, lovingly executed by three of the most original guitarists in the world.
1. Abidan
2. Kodashim
3. Hadasha
4. Bikkurim
5. Ravayah
6. Kivah
7. Katzatz
8. Kanah
9. Kedem
10. Kisofim
11. Sippur
12. Sansanah
13. Elilah
14. Galgalim
15. Kochot
16. Tzalim
17. Kedushah
18. Shevet
19. Elilah
20. Avelut
21. Moshav

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Mephista - Black Narcissus (2002)

Three of downtown’s most dynamic performers join forces to form Mephista—one of the first all women supergroups (Susie Ibarra, Sylvie Courvoisier, and Ikue Mori). Separately these three have worked with some of the most important musicians in new music (Derek Bailey, Wadada Leo Smith, Pauline Oliveros, William Parker, John Zorn, Fred Frith, Mike Patton, Dave Douglas, etc.)—together they have created a whole new kind of music spanning the worlds of rock, classical, jazz and electronica. Sensitive, powerful and exotic, Black Narcissus is an instant classic of improvisation from the heart of the modern women’s movement.

1. The Children’s Hour
2. Black Narcissus
3. Willow’s Weep
4. Cabbalussa
5. Poison Ivy
6. Black Widow
7. Legend of Pele
8. Leda and the Swan
9. Laughing Medusa

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

King Crimson - Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (1973)


  1. Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part One

  2. Book Of Saturday

  3. Exiles

  4. Easy Money

  5. The Talking Drum

  6. Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part Two

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Boards of Canada - Geogaddi (2002)


  1. Ready Lets Go

  2. Music Is Math

  3. Beware The Friendly Stranger

  4. Gyroscope

  5. Dandelion

  6. Sunshine Recorder

  7. In The Annexe

  8. Julie And Candy

  9. The Smallest Weird Number

  10. 1969

  11. Energy Warning

  12. The Beach At Redpoint

  13. Opening The Mouth

  14. Alpha And Omega

  15. I Saw Drones

  16. The Devil Is In The Details

  17. A Is To B As B Is To C

  18. Over The Horizon Radar

  19. Dawn Chorus

  20. Diving Station

  21. You Could Feel The Sky

  22. Corsair

  23. Magic Window

  24. From One Source All Things Depend

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Silver Apples

Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)


  1. Oscillations

  2. Seagreen Serenades

  3. Lovefingers

  4. Program

  5. Velvet Cave

  6. Whirly-Bird

  7. Dust

  8. Dancing Gods

  9. Misty Mountain

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Silver Apples - Contact


  1. You And I

  2. Water

  3. Ruby

  4. Gypsy Love

  5. You're Not Foolin' Me

  6. I Have Known Love

  7. A Pox On You

  8. Confusion

  9. Fantasies

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