Tuesday, January 6, 2015

fourth possible musics, music of the spheres MMXIV





- amon düül II - phallus dei - purple pyramid / lp reissue
their first album, featires layered guitars, abstract percussion, and chant-like vocals 


- amon düül II - yeti - purple pyramid records / lp reissue
the second album, grim reaper music 


- edward artemiev - the mirror / stalker - superior viaduct / lp
recordings taken from the actual soundtracks of the two tarkovsky films


- krzysztof komeda - rosemary's baby - music from the motion picture - waxwork records / lp


- cocteau twins - blue bell knoll - 4ad / lp reissue


- alice coltrane - a monastic trio - superior viaduct / lp reissue

- alessandro cortini - sonno - hospital productions / 2 lp
"was recorded in hotel rooms, using a roland mc 202 through a delay pedal, recorded direct, sometimes into a small portable speaker system" 


- robert curgenven - sirène - recorded fields editions / lp
"16-foot pipe organs recorded in cornwall at the churches of st paul, st winnow, st uny, st wyllow, st cyrus & juliette. unprocessed pipe organ recordings, equalisation only. additional turntables, acetates & dubplates recorded in trewellard, penzance, trewetha & 4 the field "


- robert curgenven - they tore the earth and, like a scar, it swallowed them - recorded fields editions / lp 

- miles davis - at the fillmore (miles davis 1970: the bootleg series vol. 3) - columbia / 4cd

- lindsay dobbin - arrival - phinery / digital & tape
2 long form recordings reflecting on a temporarily loss of some hearing: "these pieces reflect my journey in and then out of that transformational experience. as my auditory reality became more and more limited, my dream world and inner connection to mystery became rich"


- bob dylan & the band - the basement tapes raw - columbia / 3lp

- earth - hex; or printing in the infernal method - southern lord / lp reissue

- drcarlsonalbion - gold - oblique / lp

- fripp & eno - live in paris 28.05.1975 - discipline global mobile / 3cd 

- morton feldman - two pianos and other pieces 1953-1969 - another timbre / 2cd
"two discs testifies to the intensity of feldman’s experimentation with notation and sound during the 1950s and 60s" 


- christian fennesz - venice - touch / lp reissue
10th anniversary LP edition with 2 extra tracks 


- jon hassell / brian eno - fourth world vol. 1 - possible musics - glitterbeat / lp reissue
"describes a style of music employing modern technological treatments and influenced by various cultures and eras"


- heldon - allez-téia - superior viaduct / lp reissue
the second album "featuring a menagerie of guitars, mellotron and analog synthesizers"


- in gowan ring - full flower moon - lune musick / 10” reissue

- in gowan ring - the glinting spade - merlins nose records (2013) / cd reissue

- thomas köner & jana winderen - cloître - touch / digital
recorded live from the cloisters at evreux cathedral, normandy france 


- fela kuti & africa 70 - expensive shit - knitting factory records / lp reissue

- stephan mathieu - sacred ground - schwebung / digital

- møster! - inner earth - hubro / cd or lp

- yann novak - snowfall - dragon's eye recordings / cd

"explores the hushed stillness and isolation sometimes experienced during a snowstorm"
- nils økland, per steinar lie, ørjan haaland - lumen drones - ecm / cd

- arthur russell - world of echo - audika / lp reissue

- supersilent - 12 - rune grammofon / cd

- lino capra vaccina - antico adagio - die schachtel / lp reissue
"a hauntingly spirited minimal/progressive/new age classic from 1978"
- lino capra vaccina - frammenti da antico adagio - die schachtel / lp 

- simon whetham - is the water supposed to be this blue? / digital
a guitar recording by mr. whetham 


- joe zawinul - zawinul - music on vinyl / lp reissue

- :zoviet*france: & fossil aerosol mining project - patina pooling - alt.vinyl / 2 lp
"closely mirroring the alchemical, organic processes of decomposition, its heaving, acousmatic mass of burred found sound and breathing tape loops evoke acutely vivid, haptic and synaesthetic reactions from the coruscating sonics to the bright orange rust left under your nails from touching the sleeve."

older repeat or new listens

- red house painters - down colorful hill - 4ad - 1992
- pärson sound ‎- pärson sound - ti'llindien, subliminal sounds - 2010 / lp
- cocteau twins - garlands - 4ad - 1982 / lp
- cocteau twins - treasure - 4ad - 1984 / lp
- cocteau twins - victorialand - 4ad - 1986 / lp
- cocteau twins & harold budd - the moon and the melodies - 4ad - 1986 / lp
- cocteau twins - heaven or las vegas - 4ad - 1988
- black sabbath - black sabbath vol 4 - vertigo - 1972 / lp
- eurythmics - in the garden - rca - 1981 / lp
- chris and cosey - songs of love & lust - rough trade - 1984 / lp
- pink floyd - pompeii - akropolis - 2012 / lp reissue
- harold budd & andy partridge - through the hill - all saints - 2013 / lp reissue
- harold budd - abandoned cities - all saints - 2013 / lp reissue
- this mortal coil - song to the siren - 4ad - 1983 / 7"
- this mortal coil - it'll end in tears - 4ad - 1984 / lp
- this mortal coil - filigree & shadow - 4ad - 1986 / lp
- popol vuh - in den gärten pharaos - wah wah records supersonic sounds - 2013 / lp
- popol vuh - hosianna mantra - wah wah records supersonic sounds - 2013 / lp
- popol vuh - herz aus glas - egg - 1977 / lp
- preterite - pillar of winds - handmade birds - 2011 / digital
- preterite - from the wells - union finale - 2013 / digital
- preterite - remembrancer - s/r - 2013 / digital
- james hamilton - works / digital
- catherine ribeiro + alpes ‎- paix - philips / lp
- stephen micus - implosions - japo records - 1977 / lp
- stephan micus - behind eleven deserts - wind records - 1978 / lp
- stephan micus - koan - ecm - 1981 / lp
- the taj mahal travellers - live at the moderna museet in stockholm, 1 & 9 july 1971 - klimt records  - 2011 / lp reissue
- the taj mahal travellers - august 1974 - phoenix records - 2011 / lp reissue
- raul lovisoni & francesco messina - prati bagnati del monte analogo - die schachtel - 2013 / lp
- somei satoh - echoes - edition omega point - 2013 / cd
- eliane radique - opus 17 - alga marghen - 2013 / 2lp
- eliane radigue - naldjorlak i ii iii - shiiin - 2013 / 3cd
- nihilist - carnal leftovers - southern lord - 2011 / lp
- dead can dance - dead can dance - 4ad - 1984 / lp
- christian death - only theatre of pain - frontier - 1982 esp. romeo's distress
- slowdive - just for a day - castle music - 1991
- slowdive - souvlaki - creation records - 1993 / lp bootleg
- slowdive - pygmalion - creation records - 1995
- anne briggs - nottinghamshire tales - vinyl lovers - 2009 / lp reissue
- the pretty things - parachute - rare earth - 2009 / lp reissue
- raising holy sparks - the observance of holy days - 2013 / digital

films/tv

- jonathan glazer - under the skin
- nic pizzolatto & cary fukunaga - true detective
- mike leigh - mr. turner
- alejandro gonzález iñárritu - birdman
- peter jackson - the hobbit: the battle of the five armies
- christopher nolan - interstellar
- david fincher - gone girl
- anton corbijn - a most wanted man

books

- h.p. lovecraft - the new annotated h.p. lovecraft (leslie s. klinger) - liveright
- michael benson - cosmigraphics - harry n. abrams
- robert walser - scattered ways: dickinson/walser - the drawing center 

(thanks to all my music and film friends for the help)

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