Noise to Annihilate a Few Seconds
November 6, 2003
Background: Jackie Mittoo - Champion in the Arena - Blood and Fire
N - Babbletron - Space Tech Banana Clip - Mechanical Royalty - Embedded
N - Parts & Labor - Jurassic Technology - Rise, Rise, Rise - Narnack
White Hassle - Don’t Make a Sound - National Chain - Matador
Neutral Mute - Ordinary Ambulance - 7”
N - Entrance - Honey Drone - Honey Moon - Tiger Style
R - Jimmy McGriff - Blow Your Horn - Countdown - Milestone
Magnétophone - How I Learned to Love the Future - I Guess I Sometimes
Need to be Reminded of How Much You Love Me - 4AD
Solomon Burke - You Can’t Love Them All - Rock’n’Soul - Atlantic
N - Sun Ra - Honky Tonk - Spaceship Lullaby - Atavistic/UMS
Manta Ray - Ébola - Estratexa - Acuarela
N - A Frames - Togetherness - 2 - SS
N - Electroputas - Piano Blooms - 12” - The Social Registry
Moles - Bury Me Happy - Untune the Sky - Seaside
Deerhoof - Punch Buggy Valves - Reveille - 5RC
R - Laddio Bolocko - Nurser - The Life and Times of… - No Quarter
Huevos Rancheros - Endsville -Rocket to Nowhere 7” - Estrus
N - Quick Fix Kills - Plans for a Bio Physical - Saint Something - My Pal God
N - Viza Noir - Walking on Red - No Record - Flameshovel
Moviola - 1970 - The Year You Were Born - Anyway
N,C - No Neck Blues Band - For Russia With Love - Space is No Place - Psych-O-Path
Sonic Youth - The Bedroom - Dirty Boots EP - DCG
N - Hale Zukas - Beating Dream - s/t 3” - s/r
N - Young People The Night of the Hunter - War Prayers - Dim Mak
C - Evan Ziporyn - Tsmindao Ghmerto - Cheating, Lying, Stealing
Evan Ziporyn - Amok 5 - Gamelan Gila Tike - New World
N - Brötzmann/Van Hove/Bennink - Nr. 7 - FMP130 - Atavistic/UMS
N - Ghost Exits - Cincinnati Riot Blues - Cincinnati Riot Blues 12” - Social Registry
N - Soiled Doves - Black Cactus Choir - Soiled Life - GSL
Peatmos - Many Suns - 7”
Emperor Penguin - Mysterious Pony - Mysterious Pony - My Pal God
My Dad Is Dead - Déjà vu - For Richer, For Poorer - Emperor Jones
N - Six Organs of Admittance - Close to the Sky - Compathia - Holy Mountain
Sonora Pine - The Hook - s/t - Quarterstick
Cheater Slicks - If Heaven is Near Your Home - Destination Lonely
C - Shanghai Junk - Grey Turns to Black - Dirtnap Across the Northwest
Nomads - Milkcow Blues - Outburst
N - Sticks and Stones - Dear Hero - The Strife and Times…
Robert Ashley - In Sarah, Menken, Christ, and Beethoven There Were Men and Women (excerpt) - Lovely Music, Ltd
-that babbletron song demonstrates what happens when a bunch of sci-fi dorks get together and write hiphop (and that is meant in the best of all possible ways). plus it has some of the most fun production I've heard in a while.
-atavistic is officially off my shit list. they sent us a big package of stuff, including the sun ra and brotzmann I played. the sun ra was him backing some doo-wop singers in the mid 1950s. fairly straight forward, but with the oddly voiced chords that sun ra is known for. and the brotzmann/van hove/bennink was just nuts. somehow I never imagined I'd hear the celesta in free jazz...
-I really like both the quick fix kills and viza noir records. good driving rock. plus the qfks were awesome at the show at jon's house a few weeks ago.
-hale zukas=one dude from a minor forest, one dude from burmese, and another dude. this wins the award for the coolest 3" packaging I've ever seen - some orange paper thing with golden ducklings on the front.
-evan ziporyn gave a colloquium talk at the music department earlier that night. he's part of the bang on a can all stars and runs a gamelan orchestra in boston. the amok piece was supposed to be his last for gamelan, but then it wasn't because he had earned a reputation as "the gamelan guy." great stuff.
-there's a long story behind this robert ashley piece. I tried to explain it on air and fairly bungled it. basically it involves ashley reading a text by this guy john barton walgamot while electronic bleeps and bloops go on in the background. the catch is that the wolgamot book (called in sarah, menken...) is essentially the same sentence that graudually permutates and lists off just about ever major figure in
western culture. it's an amazing piece of quasi-minimalist music. I highly recommend listening to all of it if you get a chance.