Tuesday, July 31, 2007

John Fahey at PolyTech 1969

Worcester PolyTech, MA 1969.
Here's an early John Fahey show you don't see too often. I received this in trade, so don't know its lineage.

01. Steamboat Gwine 'Round De Bend/Death of the Clayton Peacock/Worried Blues
02. The Voice of the Turtle
03. Owchita/Revolt of the Dyke Brigade /Requiem for MJ Hurt

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However, this is widely circulated by collectors, so if you already have a copy of this, this'll be the same as the one you already have. It sounds like an audience recording to me. Sound is good and listenable. Quite a lot of hiss. Fahey is quite playful and experimental here - a nearly 12 minute version of Voice Of The Turtle!

Tortoise & The Ex at Maison des Arts

Festival Sons d'Hiver Maison des Arts, Créteil 16th of February, 2007.
All those songs were made for this special events and are yet unreleased.

setlist :
01. intro (00'55)
02. part 1 (10'18)
03. part 2 (05'45)
04. part 3 (18'42)

Band : (Tortoise) Jeff Parker : guitar John McEntire : keys Dan Bitney : percussions Doug MacComb : bass John Herndon : percussions (The Ex) Terrie Ex : guitar G.W. Sok : vocals Andy Moor: guitar Katherina Ex : drums.

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Good song quality for a stunning performance ! This bunch of songs is very repetitive and powerful, I'll hope you'll get in the trance...

Here are some pictures of the show :

Monday, July 30, 2007

Brian Eno Music for Prague

This was a one-off CD of sound sketches made by Brian when he was working on his 1998 installation with Jiri Prihoda in Prague. The CD was donated to an auction in aid of South London Arts in January 02001 and raised £400. Not to be confused with the inevitable 2-CD bootleg audience recording. I received my cdr copy in a trade. The material is unreleased. One long ambient track .

Brian Eno, Music for Prague (1998) sound installation, wood, plaster carton, particle board, CD players which show cardboard models of the very installation.

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Saturday, July 28, 2007


Abandoning the piano for the electric guitar, Cave's new project Grinderman (Anti, 2007) signaled the end of an era. While the album still used the Bad seeds, the sound (not to mention the lust) harked back to the cacophonous frenzy of the Birthday Party. Cave and his cohorts release primal energy of an almost punkish intensity in Get It On, Depth Charge Ethel, No Pussy Blues, Honey Bee and Love Bomb. Cave's traditional (adult?) side permeates the brooding When my Love Comes Down and the elegiac Man in the Moon. A rejuvinated bard adopted the stance of the demonic pervert and found a new mission in life.

Madison Square Garden New York City July 24, 2007.
1. Grinderman 2. Get It On 3. Depth Charge Ethel 4. Electric Alice 5. (I Don't Need You To) Set Me Free 6. Honey Bee (Let's Fly To Mars) 7. Man In The Moon 8. When My Love Comes Down 9. No Pussy Blues 10. Love Bomb.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

DivShare removed all my files

Hi guys,

unfortunately DivShare removed all my files.
I'm plannig to use another mp3 host so... any suggestion are welcome!!

In meantime I can say: DON'T USE DivShare !!
Please use this post to insert your upload requests.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Don Caballero

Pittsburgh math rockers Don Caballero were one of the first bands to expand on the work of genre innovators like Bastro, Bitch Magnet, and (especially) Slint. Their music was entirely instrumental, and while their guitar interplay was as complex and dissonant as any of their peers, the real driving force behind their precisely calibrated attack was virtuosic drummer Damon Che. In essence, it was Che's manic explosions and stop-on-a-dime shifts in time signature that mapped out the trail his bandmates followed. His whirlwind of percussion helped pace the crashing din of the rest of the quartet, yet they also had a firm grasp of dynamics and often slowed things down into a heavy dirge. And despite the influence of jazz, there was no improvisation -- all the group's compositions were carefully structured, no matter how chaotic they seemed. Don Caballero recorded several albums for Touch & Go over the '90s to generally positive critical response, before going their separate ways in 2001.

June 22nd, 2006 The Note Chicago, IL.

01. Mmmmm Acting, I Love Me Some Good Acting 02. Sure We Had Knives Around 03. I Agree..... No!.....I Disagree 04. World Class Listening Problem 05. In The Abscence Of Strong Evidence To The Contrary 06. Palm Trees In the Fecking Bahamas 07. Haven't Lived Afro Pop 08. And And And, He Lowered The Twin Down 09. I'm Goofballs For Bozzo Jazz 10. Railroad Cancellation 11. Encore Break (applause) 12. Fire Back About Your New Baby's Sex 13. Cold Knees [In April]

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear is the project of New York's songwriter Edward Droste. He debuted with the gentle bedroom-folk tunes of Horn of Plenty (2004), but matured with Yellow House (Warp, 2006), recorded by a real band (drummer Christopher Bear, keyboardist and bassist Chris Taylor, guitarist Daniel Rossen) and much better arranged. Lullabye, Knife and Colorado were complex compositions that were easily ascribed to the psychedelic-folk revival, but were more properly a kind of atmospheric folk-rock rather than full-fledged psychedelic folk.

Here's two wonderful sets (acoustic & electric) with beautiful, haunting vocal arrangements from the Brooklyn based group currently touring in support of their record "Yellow House".

KEXP Seattle,WA October 04, 2006 (acoustic set)
1. Intro 2. Plans 3. Service Bell 4. Interview 5. Little Brother 6. Interview 7. Knife 8. Interview/Outro

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KEXP Seattle,WA February 16, 2007 (electric set)
1. Intro 2. Easier 3. Knife 4. Interview 5. He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)* 6. On A Neck, On A Spit 7. Interview/Outro [* Crystals cover]

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Grizzly Bear are:

Edward Droste
Christopher Bear
Chris Taylor
Daniel Rossen

Friday, July 6, 2007

Diane Cluck

Diane Cluck is a New York-based singer-songwriter affiliated with the Antifolk scene centred around open mic nights at the Sidewalk Cafe. She has recorded five albums since 2001. Her music is more sophisticated than many artists' of the genre, played using acoustic guitar, piano, organ, harmonium, and xylophone. Influenced by the French composer Erik Satie her music also uses discordant effects and demonstrates a confident grasp of dynamics. Her song Monte Carlo appeared on the Rough Trade compilation Anti Folk Volume 1 in 2001 alongside other luminaries of the scene. She has collaborated with Jeffrey Lewis and Herman Düne in the past.

June 28, 2006 The Attic, Santa Cruz, Ca.
1. -intro 2. Heat From Every Corner 3. Just As I Should Be 4. A Phoenix And Doves 5. Sandy Ree6. Easy To Be Around 7. -tuning 8. My Teacher Died 9. Bones And Born Again.

Audience recording from the dat master tape. Acoustic show from the woman Devendra Banhart called "my favorite singer-songwriter in all of New York City". Diane played a short but sweet set.

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Thursday, July 5, 2007

Steve Reich

Far from being monolithic, Reich's career can be neatly divided in stages. In the first stage (It's Gonna Rain) he was only interested in the process and was largely indifferent to the performance. In the second state (Violin Phase) he was mostly interested in the performance being driven by the process. In his third stage (Music For 18 Musicians), he became interested in the tonal quality (in the "sound") and in harmony (although still from the viewpoint of rhythmic complexity) In the fourth stage , he focused on counterpoint and emotional content (Tehillim), thus shifting the emphasis towards used larger and larger ensembles (Desert Music) and rediscovering his Jewish roots. He then returned to electronic music, but from the vintage point of sampling technology (Different Trains). That brief parenthesis was followed by a new stage: large-scale works for the theater (The Cave) and the concert hall (City Life).

For this post, I combined three of Steve Reich's compositional highlights together.

Tehillim (1981) - Musica Sacra 1999 Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht September 17, 1999. 01 Tehillim Part I-Fast 02 Tehillim Part II-Fast 03 Tehillim Part III-Slow 04 Tehillim Part IV-Fast

Percussion Group Amsterdam & Delta Ensemble - conductor Jurjen Hempel Barbara Borden - soprano Tannie Willemstijn - soprano Yvonne Benschop - soprano Ananda Goud - soprano.

Different Trains (1988) - Muziekcentrum Vredenburg (kleine zaal), Utrecht February 25, 1998.05 I-America-Before the war 06 II-Europe-During the war 07 III-After the war.

The Smith Quartet: Ian Humphries - violin Charles Mutter - violin Nic Pendlebury - viola Deirdre Cooper - cello.

City Life (1995) - Gruber Mozartsaal Konzerthaus, Vienna January 30, 2003.08 "Check it out" (first seconds are missing) 09 Pile driver/ alarms 10 "It's been a honeymoon-Can't take no mo" 11 Heartbeats/ boats & buoys 12 "Heavy smoke".

Ensemble "Die Reihe" - conductor HK (Heinz-Karl).

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