lunedì 21 novembre 2016

Collections of Colonies of Bees (2003) Meyou

Artist: Collections of Colonies of Bees
Title: Meyou
Label: Crouton - crou020
Format: CDr, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 2003
Genre: Rock
Style: Experimental

1 Meyou [22:16]

Jon Mueller: Vocals, Percussion, Tape
Chris Rosenau: Lap Steel Guitar

Recorded and Mixed by Chris Rosenau.

Recorded live and mixed on October 4, 1998.

Limited edition of 200 copies.

Collections of Colonies of Bees (2003) Meyou

domenica 20 novembre 2016

Christian Fennesz & Jim O'Rourke (2016) It’s Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry

Artist: Christian Fennesz & Jim O'Rourke
Title: It’s Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry
Label: Editions Mego - EMEGO 221
Format: Web Flac, Album
Country: Austria
Released: 24 June 2016
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient, Experimental

1. I Just Want You To Stay [18:09]
2. Wouldn’t Wanna Be Swept Away [20:14]

Despite decades of activity and having crossed paths in various collaborations Editions Mego is honoured to release the first ever duo recording from two of the most highly regarded citizens of planet experimental electronic. Individually, Jim O’Rourke and Christian Fennesz have been responsible for numerous legendary works which merge the traditional avant-garde with contemporary sensibilities. On It’s Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry these giants of experimental electronic practice come together for an immensely powerful sonic experience.

The signature of both O’Rourke and Fennesz cohabit this new release with O’Rourke’s gurgling harmonies swimming amongst the shimmering frequencies and strummed melodies produced by Fennesz. Two side long tracks situate themselves as a warm electronic adventure. Simultaneously radical and comforting these works shift from gentle sonorities to fully distorted explosions all of which reside within a template of tension between musical and non-music matter.

Timeless in execution and presentation It’s Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry is a deeply rewarding sonic experience from two of the most romantic gentlemen active in experimental music today.

Recorded in Kobe, Kyoto, Tokyo, September 2015

Photos by Jim O’Rourke. Layout by Shunichiro Okada

Christian Fennesz & Jim O'Rourke (2016) It’s Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry

giovedì 17 novembre 2016

Yamash'ta & The Horizon (1971) Sunrise From West Sea "Live"

Artist: Yamash'ta & The Horizon
Title: Sunrise From West Sea "Live"
Label: London Records - SLC(J)-359, King Records - SLC(J)-359
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Japan
Released: 1971
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Style: Avantgarde

A1 Sunrise From West Sea Part:1 [16:33]
B1 Sunrise From West Sea Part:2 [17:40]

Stomu Yamash'ta: Percussion, Composed
Hideakira Sakurai: Koto [Electric], Shamisen, Percussion
Masahiko Satoh: Organ [Electric]
Takehisa Kosugi: Violin [Electric]

Composed by Stomu Yamash'ta

Recorded live at Yamaha Hall, Tokyo, April 18, 1971

Yamash'ta & The Horizon (1971) Sunrise From West Sea "Live"

giovedì 10 novembre 2016

Blonde Redhead (1995) Blonde Redhead

Artist: Blonde Redhead
Title: Blonde Redhead
Label: Smells Like Records - slr #011
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 1995
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock

1 I Don't Want U [5:03]
2 Sciuri Sciura [3:22]
3 Astro Boy [4:20]
4 Without Feathers [3:58]
5 Snippet [3:03]
6 Mama Cita [3:22]
7 Swing Pool [4:15]
8 Girl Boy [1:48]

Amedeo Pace - Guitar, Vocals
Simone Pace - Drums
Kazu Makino - Vocals, Guitar
Maki Takahashi - Bass (tracks: 1 to 7)
Skúli Sverrisson - Bass (track: 8)

Recorded at Random Falls N.Y.C. by Marc Venezia
Mixed at Brielle Music by John Siket
Producer by Steve Shelley
Photography by Ari Marcopoulos
All songs written by Blonde Redhead

Blonde Redhead (1995) Blonde Redhead

martedì 8 novembre 2016

Acetone (1995) I Guess I Would

Artist: Acetone
Title: I Guess I Would
Label: Hut Recordings - HUTMCD 21, Vernon Yard Recordings - 7243 8 40130 2 8, Vernon Yard Recordings - 7243 8 40130 28
Format: CD, Mini-Album
Country: UK
Released: 1995
Genre: Indie Rock
Style: Indie Rock, Blues Rock, Country Rock

1 Juanita [2:36] Written by Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman
2 The Late John Garfield Blues [2:27] Written by John Prine
3 I Guess I Would [3:22] Written by Jerry Cole
4 Sometime You Just Can't Win [2:57] Written by Smokey Stover
5 All For The Love Of A Girl [3:05] Written by Johnny Horton
6 How Sweet I Roamed [3:08] Written by Ed Sanders, William Blake
7 Border Lord [11:00] Written by Kris Kristofferson

Vocals – Richie Lee
Acoustic Guitar – Richie Lee (tracks: 2 to 5)
Bass – Chris Apthorp (tracks: 2 to 5), Richie Lee (tracks: 1, 6, 7)
Guitar [Fuzz Guitar] – Richie Lee (tracks: 5)
Guitar, Vocals – Mark Lightcap
Drums – Steve Hadley

Mastered By – Stephan Marcussen
Management – Jeff Jacquin
Producer – Chris Apthorp, Mark Lightcap, Richie Lee
Engineer – Scott Campbell
Engineer [Assistant] – Joe Costa
Sleeve – Tom Dolan

Produced by [...] 5/94-8/94.
All songs recorded at Treasure Isle, Nashville except tracks 1, 5, 6 which were recorded at Hammersound, Chatsworth, CA.
Overdubs and mixing done at Hammersound.
Mastered at Precision.

Acetone (1995) I Guess I Would

domenica 6 novembre 2016

Rachel's (2005) Technology Is Killing Music

Artist: Rachel's
Title: Technology Is Killing Music
Label: Three Lobed Recordings - TLR 011
Series: Purposeful Availment -
Format: CD, EP
Country: US
Released: May 2005
Genre: Abstract, Modern Classical, Post Rock
Style: Abstract, Modern Classical, Post Rock

1 Technology Is Killing Music [18:15]

Released as part of the "Purposeful Availment" subscription only series from Three Lobed Recordings.
Limited to 700 copies.

Single 18 minute long track of demos and live pieces, mostly from systems/layers.

Issued in a cardboard sleeve.

Rachel's (2005) Technology Is Killing Music