Πέμπτη, 24 Νοεμβρίου 2005

meara's choice

*John Cage, Sonatas and Preludes for prepared piano, performed by Joshua Pierce, and A Book of Music for two prepared pianos, performed by Joshua Pierce and Maro Ajemian. (It’s a double lp from GetBack records) I understand what it is like to think that John Cage is too academic for recreational listening, but I also know that this record is one of the hottest things I have ever heard.
* Hungarian Folk Music: collected by Zoltan Kodaly! Kodaly went around with Bela Bartok in the early 20th century making these incredible wax cylinder field recordings. This one is really hard to find here, I went to the library every day for a week to listen to it! I don’t regret a single day.
* Most anything by VanderGraf Generator, but also especially Peter Hammill’s solo albums (such as In Camera or Over)!!! Vander Graf is a 70’s glam progressive rock band from England, but they are kind of thought of in strange way as the first punk band as well. Johnny Rotten from the Sex Pistols used to talk about them a lot.
* Let the Power Fall. Robert Fripp from King Crimson made some incredible albums with Brian Eno in the70’s, playing guitar solos through one of Eno’s tape delay systems. He made a couple of solo albums like this, my favourite being Let the Power fall. I first heard it during a period when I was really having a hard time liking guitar solos, and it completely turned me around. I lent it to a friend last year who I’ve been out of touch with, and I literally ache to have it back.
* Chris Corsano is the best drummer I have ever seen in my life. He plays a lot with the incredible free saxophone player Paul Flaherty, and toured with Six Organs of Admittance last year. He is completely modest about everything, but I cried the first three times that I saw him play. He played a piece of scotch tape with a pan-lid once, and it was one of the best things I’ve heard in my life. You have to believe me, or go and see him. He’s living in England right now.
* Someone else who completely changed my life is Maryanne Amacher. She is an electronic musician and sound installation artist who worked with John Cage and Merce Cunnigham in the seventies. She now makes what she calls Third Ear music, composed of particular combinations and ratios of notes that literally cause your inner ear to vibrate and emit sound. Because of the individual acoustic properties of the shape of each person’s head and body, it sounds slightly different to everybody, and changes depending on where you are standing in the room.
[ ολόκληρη η συνέντευξη των feathers στο tranzistor...]

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Πολύ ιδιόρρυθμες επιρροές.Έψαξα και άκουσα τους Feathers και νομίζω ότι για να είναι δίκαιος έπρεπε να αναφέρει και τους Incredible String Band