Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yawning at 9.39...

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!

10 comments:

Sean Jeating said...

Writing this, it's 03:01, and I am still not yawning, will however put my head on the pillow afterwards and come back for listening to your commendations.
Breakthrough 'sounds' very good and promising. Fingers crossed, D.E.!

And now: The peace of the night.

A Doubtful Egg said...

I'm quite enthusiastic about the new direction in my art, which came at a time when I was having huge technical problems and was in a position where I may have had to abandon the particular set of pieces I was doing. And viewed again this morning, it still looks good! So I'm a chirpy fellow this morning (even though I've to drive to Dublin to pick up some supplies). But, as always, when my art is going well my writing suffers...

god-free morals said...

Thanks for the musical suggestions, downloading right now.

I'm not actually as up to date with music as I should be, it always seems that I arrive just after the band in question breakup or move on, e.g. antipop a few years back, although I do still enjoy antipop vs mattthew shipp. Haven't heard anything from their separate projects since.

As a philosophy student I'm dealing with topics that are developed slowly over at least a hundred years, so much so that I get suspicious of things that move quickly...

A Doubtful Egg said...

One of the problems with music now is that it moves so quickly, and there's so much of it, that it becomes practically impossible to keep track of everything (especially as so much of it is available online for free!).
The Kyriakides/Capece album is a very enjoyable Improv set by two stalwart performers, and I recommend listening to the Jason Kahn piece very loud indeed on a good stereo system (I hope your neighbours are either understanding or, like mine, too far away to be bothered!).
I like Antipop's polysyllabic brand of experimental hiphop, but haven't heard much of their solo work (I have an album by Beans (Tomorrow Right Now) lying about somewhere which wasn't bad, but wasn't brilliant either).

A Doubtful Egg said...

By the by, do you mind if I add you to my list of Fresh Eggs?

god-free morals said...

I've just found out that antipop consortium reformed TWO years ago! Jeez!

I suppose this massive online presence of music probably spells the end of the dominance of chart-pop, at least, I hope so.

A Doubtful Egg said...

I don't know about that - one could argue that stuff is put online because the artists realise that the number of buyers for their music is so small that it makes more sense to put it out on the internet (where it can reach millions) rather than doing a print of 500 CDs that may never sell to anyone. And some of the stuff that's free online can be pretty awful - one of the problems with people recording and releasing their own music directly onto the web is that there's nobody to help them edit their composition into a more aesthetically pleasing form. I tend to go by web labels like Compost & Height or Homophoni (to name but two) as they seem to maintain a fairly high standard. I think dreadful chart-pop will be with us for some time yet!

god-free morals said...

Egg,
"do you mind if I add you to my list of Fresh Eggs?"
Surely not, please do that'd be cool, cheers!

Chris.

jams o donnell said...

THanks for the links. Always glad to check out new music.

Green Of Eye, Sharp Of Claw said...

Oooooh new music to my ears :)
Cheers for posting this