Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Surgery 66


Andy Stott - Unknown Exception (Modern Love)
Byetone - Death Of A Typographer (Raster-Noton)
B. Fleischmann - Angst Is Not A Weltanschauung! (Morr Music)
Ragliani - Of Sirens Born (Kranky)
The Alps - III (Type)
Holy Sons - Decline Of The West (Partisan)
Alva Noto - Unitxt (Raster-Noton)
Ryoji Ikeda - Test Pattern (Raster-Noton)
Agathe Max - This Silver String (Xeric)
Grails - Doomsdayer's Holiday (Temporary Residence)
Various - Kalk Seeds (Karaoke Kalk)
Heidi Marie Kjersem - A Killer For That Ache (Rune Grammofon)

Track Listing

Andy Stott - Massacre [0:00]
Byetone - Straight [6:59]
B. Fleischmann - 24.12. [11:10]
Ragliani - Jubilee [14:51]
The Alps - Hallucinations [21:31]
Holy Sons - Kindred Spirit [28:54]
Alva Noto - U_04 [30:46]
Ryoji Ikeda - Test Pattern #0111 [35:58]
Agathe Max - Black Needle [40:59]
Grails - The Natural Man [47:50]
Wechsel Garland - Tiny Stars [52:24]
Heidi Marie Kjersem - London Bridge [54:52]


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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bird Show – S/T

Birds gotta fly. But sometimes they gotta sing too. Ben Vida’s talent for intertwining rhythms and bright flights of tone made the previous two Bird Show releases kaleidoscopic, blooming thickets of sound. His affinity for exotic instruments remains, but Vida has also brought his voice and the voices of his guests into the undergrowth this time out. Having joined forces with him for a project called Singer, brother Adam Vida and Lichens’ Robert A.A. Lowe have brought their mad choir from that off-centre experiment into this more celebratory and ceremonial one. Many of the pieces, often named for the instruments played, tend towards uncharacteristic minimalism, but the voices exhale a buzz that energizes the open air. Longtime collaborator Greg Davis and fellow Chicagoan, percussionist Michael Zerang are on hand to keep the pulse alive as well. If the previous two albums were walks through the rainforest, this is where we finally find natives dancing in a clearing.

(Kranky)

Monday, September 08, 2008

Surgery 65


Growing - All The Way (The Social Registry)
Build Buildings - Ceiling Lights From Street (Self-Released)
Bartek Kujawski - Murlull Movies (Warsztat8r)
Galerie [Stratique] - Faux World (Statik)
Goldmund - The Malady Of Elegance (Type)
Populous With Short Stories - Drawn In Basic (Morr)
Maluco - Right Time (Karaoke Kalk)
pole - pole 3 (~scape)
Model 500 - Starlight (Echospace)
With All Due Respect - Blueprint for Destiny (Self-Released)
Cory Allen - The Fourth Way (Quiet Design)

Track Listing

Growing - Lens Around [0:00]
Build Buildings - Elevators, Escalators [5:31]
Bartek Kujawski - Expectations Lead To Disappointment [9:26]
Galerie [Stratique] - Hors Champs [19:07]
Goldmund - Apalachee [23:08]
Populous with Short Stories - Breathes The Best [28:01]
Maluco - Evandro [30:22]
pole - SpaƟ Rewind [35:24]
Model 500 - Starlight (Intrusion dub) [41:52]
With All Due Respect - CCTV [49:36]
Cory Allen - All Suns [53:42]


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