It's 9.39 on a Thursday evening and, as my post title indicates, I'm yawning vigorously after my day's exertions. I'm much too tired to write anything stimulating, I'm sorry to say, and as my art work is now going very well indeed, with a key breakthrough made today, I've been somewhat neglectful of my poor blog (yet again). I feel that I must mention that I've been listening a lot to Buoy by Phil Durrant, Lee Patterson, and Dublin-based Paul Vogel, probably the best Improv album I've heard in ages (it's available from Cathnor Records, who carry lots of other very fine music, here, and I can't recommend it highly enough; it's one of those records that just works beautifully, where the three performers never play a false note while conjuring up a deep, evocative, intense soundworld that draws you back again and again, and unfortunately means I'm giving other albums that I need to listen to less attention (all in good time!)). I might also recommend Juncture by Yannis Kyriakides and Lucio Capece (available for free download here), and for those of you who like long, darkly atmospheric, percussive music, I quite like Jason Kahn's 'room to room' (also available for free download at the excellent Compost & Height blog here). But as I'm knackered after spending all day working on my art, I'm going to sign off with something considerably more accessible than the above. For some reason, this song has wormed its way into my brain, and keeps repeating on me like a spicy sausage. I particularly like the opening. Enjoy!
Uplifters and Reformers
9 hours ago