try to put Musique concrète into more of a pop context. That you need a masters’ degree in literature, experience as a radio DJ and in movie scores and a job as head of Conceptual Art Departments of San Francisco to fulfill this mission is what Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt are the living proof for over the last ten years or so.
Played by Glenn Gould.
Luboff and his choir worked for a lot of movie scores in the 50s, 60s and even 70s and recorded around eighty albums. Notably Christmas records.
One of the first real ambient works from 1974. The first side reminds a bit of Eno’s «Discreet Music» which came out a year later. The second half of the album is a dissonant twenty-eight minute piece of drone music titled «An Index of Metals», in which guitar notes are accumulated in a loop, with distortion increasing as the track progresses.
Something I haven’t heard yet that makes me run to the DJ booth and ask what it is.
Ow! Ow! OW! OW!!!
It’s hard to believe this is actually real. An audio document of the truly bizarre world of the ultra-conservative, new age North American cult, The Church Universal And Triumphant; and it's leader, Elizabeth Clare Prophet. She puchased 24’000 acres in Paradise Valley, Montana and started The Church Universal and Triumphant, a creepy new age doomsday. There's a long history within this group involving guns, bomb shelters, kidnapping accusations, and strange paranoid behavior. This is a privately made recording of one of the church's services, in which they combat the evil of rock music («the great anti-freedom force of the planet» as they describe it here). Among the targets: Billy Joel, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Huey Lewis & The News, Herbie Hancock, Weird Al, REO Speedwagon, Big Country, and even breakdancing. Prophet sounds perfectly normal as she introduces her «psalms» or «songs» or «speeches» or whatever they are. But when she gets going, it's amazing. And so goddamn insane sounding. Her rapid fire high pitched testifying sounds a bit like an impossible mix of an auctioneer, a yodeller or the guy who sings the directions at a square dance. It's like that sound you make when you sort of breathe out and move your finger up and down between your lips making a sort of «bebubebubebubebubebubebubebubebu» sound.
From the brilliant «On The Way To The Peak Of Normal» album. Jah Wobble on bass. I think it’s their first collaboration, even before «Snake Charmer» and «Full Circle».
The pioneer of the solo steel-string guitar. He pioneered the style called American Primitive – a term usually used for paiting but describing here a new form of self-taught guitar playing.
It’s the band of Steve Stapleton, who worked as a roadie for Krautrockers like Guru Guru and Kraan before he started his own band in 1978. This song features David Tibet from Psychic TV and Current 93.
I've never jumped out of a plane with a parachute, but I suppose the sound of doing that would be so intense that I wouldn't want to listen to music on top of it...that's been true for a lot of the things on this list, actually.
on trains I like: Morton Subotnick’s «Silver Apples Of The Moon». On a plane I like: Well, there's a great vocal quartet in Beethoven’s Fidelio. I don't know how to identify it. But wow, somehow that was ideal... I'm terrified of flying.
Cartier is a sound installation artist and one of the key figures of the so-called microsound scene. And Pavlov is a former accosuic engineer from Russia living now in Sweden. He releases also under the moniker COH. «Chess Machine» was a live perfomance where these two guys were set in some kinda cold war scenario intervening musically via a chess board.
That's ridiculous, I'm washing my hair, I can't listen to music!
«The Complete Reprint of Physique Pictorial: 1951-1990» / A Weather Almanac / Julio Cortazar: «Hopscotch»
The LP version!
«The World at War» (box set by the BBC from the '70s) / «Andrei Rublev», the 1966 movie by Andrei Tarkovsky about the Russian painter / «Glowing, Growing» by Japanese film maker Kei Horie
Agriculture / Witchcraft / Carpentry
Coffee / Friends / Sex with Strangers
a doctor / a dentist / and a cow
a Rat / a Peregrine Falcon / an Ocelot
This is featured on «Current 93 presents Sveinbjörn». This Icelandic religious leader was some kind of priest who also performed a special marriage rite for Genesis P-Orridge on Psychic TV’s LP «Live In Reykjavik».
A sacred hindu text.
Desalinization Processor (!) / Machete / Field Guide to Edible Plants and Animals