Thursday, December 23, 2010

devoted to supreme simplification (or bent, by light)

(best of 2010)
music
enjoyed by the staff at the memory offices
(red entries most-listened to)

- chris abrahams - play scar - room40
- alva noto - for 2 - line
- amm - sounding music - matchless recordings
- amm - uncovered correspondence - matchless recordings
- thomas ankersmit - hangar performance - touch radio, recorded by john grzinich
- antony and the johnsons - swanlights - secretly canadian
- antony and the johnsons - thank you for your love - rough trade
(with william basinski)

- j.s. bach / teodoro anzellotti - the goldberg variations - winter & winter
- jan bang - ...and poppies from kandahar - samadhisound
- barn owl - the conjurer - root strata
- barn owl - ancestral star - thrill jockey
- thomas bel - lumières, ombres, voix et visages
- keith berry - the cartesian plane - elevator bath (lp)
- black swan - in 8 movements - ethereal symphony/experimedia
- olivia block & kyle bruckmann - teem - and/oar
- peter brötzmann & paal nilssen-love - woodcuts - smalltown superjazzz
- micael t. bullock and andrew lafkas - ceremonies to breathe upon - winds measure recordings

- john cage / terry jennings / john tilbury / sebastian lexer - lost daylight - another timbre
- john cage - violin & piano (andreas seidel, steffen schleiermacher) - mdg
- jefre cantu-ledesma - love is a stream - type
- celer - dwell in possibility - blackest rainbow
- celer - pockets of wheat - soundscaping records
- celer - weavings of a rapid disenchantment - basses frequences
- andrew chalk - the cable house - faraway press (cd version)
- andrew chalk & daisuke suzuki - in faxfleet clouds uplifted autumn gave passage to kind nature - faraway press (cd)
- andrew chalk - ghost of nakhodka - siren records
- marsfield (andrew chalk) - three sunsets over marsfield (parts one and two) - faraway press (lp)
- andrew chalk (marsfield) - the towering sky - faraway press
- richard chartier - a field for mixing - room40
- richard chartier & asmus tietchens - fabrication 2 - auf abwegen
- joe colley - disasters of self - c.i.p.
- clare cooper/chris abrahams/christof kurzmann/tobias delius/clayton thomas/werner dafeldecker/tony buck -
hammeriver - mikroton recordings
- françois couturier - un jour si blanc - ecm
- the cure - disintegration (deluxe edition) universal

- yannick dauby - overflows - sonoris
- deerhunter - halcyon digest - 4ad
- taylor deupree - snow (dusk, dawn) - 12k
- taylor deupree - shoals - 12k (cd + 7")
- dreams of tall buildings feat arve henriksen - drowning the heart sounds - museum

- max eastley - installation recordings - paradigm discs
- eleh - location momentum - touch
- eleh - repose - important
- lawrence english + minamo - a path less traveled - room40
- lawrence english - incongruous harmonies - touch (7")

- roberto fabbriciani / robin hayward - nella basilica - another timbre
- morton feldman - music for piano and strings by morton feldman: for john cage & piano and string quartet (the smith quartet with john tilbury) - matchless
- fennesz / daniell / buck - knoxville - thrill jockey
- food - quiet inlet - ecm
- ben frost - by the throat - bedroom community (lp version)
- the fun years - god was like, no - barge recordings

- jan garbarek / the halliard ensemble -
officium ovum - ecm

- tim hecker - apondalifa - room40
- catherine christer hennix - the electric harpsichord - die schachtel
- koen holtkamp - gravity/bees - thrill jockey
- m. holterbach & julia eckhardt - do-undo (in g maze) - helen scarsdale agency

- rafael anton irisarri - the north bend - room40

- philip jeck -
an ark for the listener - touch
- rolf julius - music for the ears: small music no. 1 - western vinyl

- thomas köner - nunatak/teimo/permafrost - type (lp reissues)
- lethe - catastrophe point #7 & #8 - invisible birds
- kiyoharu kuwayama & masayoshi urabe - from the abolition port - songs from under the floorboards

- francisco lópez - machines - elevator bath
- lovesliescrushing - crwth (chorus redux) - line

- machinefabriek - daas - cold spring
- aaron martin - worried about the fire - experimedia
- christopher mcfall - the body as i left it - sourdine
- olivier messiaen - visions de l'amen (sarah rothenberg & marilyn nonken) - bridge
- stephan micus - bold as light - ecm
- jon mueller - the whole - type

- toshimaru nakamura - egrets - samadhisound
- joanna newsom -
have one on me - drag city
- phill niblock - sound delta - touch
- bj nilsen - the invisible city - touch
- bj nilsen & stillupsteypa - space finale - editions mego (lp)

- organum -
sorow - siren records
- ben owen - frying pan light ship, hudson river, new york, ny - winds measure recordings

- charlemagne palestine -
strumming music: for piano, harpsichord and string ensemble - sub rosa
- arvo pärt - symphony no. 4 - ecm
- benoît pioulard - lasted - kranky
- piiptsjilling - wurdskrieme - experimedia

- akira rabelais - caduceus - samadhisound
- marc ribot - silent movies - pi recordings
- max richter - infra - fat cat
- steve roden - une pierre, des arcs et des oreilles
- rv paintings - samoa highway - helen scarsdale agency (lp)

- conrad schnitzler - zug - m=minimal
- simon scott - nivalis - secret furry hole
- simon scott - traba - immune (lp)
- seaworthy + matt rösner - two lakes - 12k
- trygve seim / andreas utnem - purcor - ecm
- colin andrew sheffield - slowly - mystery sea
- matt shoemaker - isolated agent / stranding behavior - elevator bath (lp)
- matt shoemaker - soundtrack for dislocation - elevator bath
- richard skelton (clouwbeck) - from which the river rises - sustain-release
- solo andata - ritual - desire path recordings
- kim doo soo - evening river - p.s.f. records
- steinbrüchel - a\b\d\d - binemusic
- supersilent - supersilent 10 - rune grammofon
- supersilent - supersilent 11 - rune grammofon (lp)
- swans - my father will guide me up a rope to the sky - young gods (lp + 2 cd)

- tape & bill wells - fugue - immune
- scott tuma -
dandelion - digitalis - 2010 (lp)

- various - shutter island (music from the motion picture) - rhino records
- violence and the sacred performing as viosac - dawning luminosity - vats

- chris watson - a journey south - touch
- stian westerhus -
pitch black star spangled - rune grammofon (lp)
- simon whetham - beneath the swinging bridge - mystery sea
- jana winderen - energy field - touch

- mark peter wright - inanimate life (a catalogue) - 3leaves

- yellow swans - going places - type
- yellow swans - being there - type
- neil young -
will to love/cortez the killer/dead man theme - reprise records (lp)
- richard youngs - beyond the valley of ultrahits - jagjaguwar lp reissue

- hans zimmer - inception (music from the motion picture) - reprise records/watertower music


(films from 2010
)

dvds

- chantal akerman - eclipse series 19: chantal akerman in the seventies - criterion
- michelangelo antonioni - red desert - criterion
- stan brakhage - by brakhage: an anthology, volume two - criterion
- john ford - stagecoach - criterion
- michael haneke - the white ribbon - sony
- julian jarrold, james marsh, anand tucker - the red riding trilogy - ifc
- sidney lumet - the fugitive kind - criterion
- terrence malick - the thin red line - criterion
- leo mccarey - make way for tomorrow - criterion
- steve mcqueen - hunger - criterion
- martin provost - séraphine - music box films
- nicholas ray - bigger than life - criterion
- carol reed - night train to munich - criterion
- götz spielmann - revanche - criterion
- jan troell - everlasting moments - criterion
- wim wenders - paris, texas - criterion
- william wyler/richard boleslawski - hell's heroes / three godfathers - mgm

(a couple more criterions i have to check out still)

films

- cohen brothers - true grit
- tarrl lightowler - i flood myself with light
- christopher nolan - inception
- martin scorsese - shutter island
- michael winterbottom - the killer inside me

books

- joseph beuys - parallel processes - schirmer/mosel
- oliver byrne - the first six books of the elements of euclid with coloured diagrams and symbols - 1847 - taschen
- susan derges - elemental - steidl
- bob dylan - bob dylan in america (sean wilentz) - doubleday
- antonio lópez garcía - antonio lópez garcía: drawings - dap (entry title comes from random sentences found within)
- richard cook & brian morton - the penguin jazz guide: the history of the music in the 1001 best albums - penguin press
- lars müller - windfall light: the visual language of ecm - lars müller publishers
- bram stoker - dracula - everyman's library
- david toop - sinister resonance: the mediumship of the listener - continuum
- robert walser - microscripts - new directions/christine burgin
- h.g. wells - the time machine, the invisible man, the war of the worlds - everyman's library

(will probably add some more stuff in the next week or two)

10 comments:

the art of memory said...

others i haven't gotten a chance to check out:

-dag rosenqvist and simon scott - conformists
- Hildur Guðnadóttir - Mount A (Touch)
- Daniel Menche - Blood Of The Land (Ferns Recordings
- Richard Youngs - Atlas Of Hearts (Apollolaan Recordings

ordered this, haven't heard:

-amm - Uncovered Correspondence - A Postcard From Jaslo

fred said...

hello,

first all, i really like your blog, so keep up.

one question: the stills in this post, belong to what film? thank you in advance.

best regards

fred

the art of memory said...

thanks fred,
i rephotographed by candle light, a poster i have of léon bonvin's landscape with a bare tree and a plowman 1864

fred said...

you fooled me on that one :) ahah. stay well.

fred

Duck said...

Great list as always. Or I assume so, as I have not caught up with that many of these yet. I myself have been rediscovering Beethoven recently -- in fact I've got Op. 131 on right now (what is he doing in that fourth movement?!?).

Criterion had a good year too - I think Revanche was my favorite. Night Train to Munich was very odd and not at all what I expected, but it was interesting. I look forward to catching The Human Condition next year, and maybe Red Desert as well, finally.

Best wishes to all for the new year.

the art of memory said...

hi duck,
i love those string quartets.
the later the better.
happy holidays

the art of memory said...

the fun years - god was like, no - barge recordings

the art of memory said...

new toop book + new alva noto for 2

the art of memory said...

steinbrüchel - a\b\d\d - binemusic - 2010

the art of memory said...

- hans zimmer - inception (music from the motion picture) - reprise records/watertower music