Saturday, September 15, 2007

Sounds on Rotation - Sept / Oct - Books in Circulation


So here's whats been playing at my place/on my pod this past month or so. Have been particularly
enthused again with the past couple months of new albums I've acquired, these being (as per usual)
mostly dissonant, minimal, abstract, avant and atmospheric type sounds. Consisting of random modern
composer titles, few choice electronic releases, couple new avant-jazz/improv recordings, noise post-rock
stuffs and one Finnish acid-folk record. Indeed! New sounds make such an excellent compliment to the
change of seasons, and just the very, very beginning of Fall has been hinted at by the nights here near
the end of Summer.

Supersilent "8" (Rune Grammofon)
Ultralyd "Conditions for a Piece of Music" (Rune Grammofon)
Rusell Haswell / Florian Hecker "Blackest Ever Black" (Warner Classics)
Zeitkratzer / Lou Reed "Metal Machine Music" (Asphodel)
Luigi Nono "20 Jahre Inventionen" (Edition RZ)
Vladimir Ussachevsky "Electronic and Acoustic Music 57-72" (New World)
Toru Takemitsu "Rain Tree : The Complete Solo Piano Music" (Explore)
Francisco Lopez / Marc Behrens "A Szellem" (Absolute)
V/A "Hitokomakura - Yasujiro Ozu" (and/OAR)
Machinefabriek / Aaron Martin "Cello Recycling/Drowning" (Type)
Machinefabriek / Various "Krulmeldief - Remixes" (Fabriek Edition)
Tape / Minamo "Birds of a Feather" (Headz)
Signal "Robotron" (Raster-Noton)
Frank Bretschneider "Rhythm" (Raster-Noton)
Sylvain Chauveau "S" (Type)
Zelienople "His/Hers" (Type)
Elegi "Sistereis" (Miasmah)
Murcof "Cosmos" (Leaf)
September Collective "All The Birds Were Anarchists" (Mosz)
Dälek "Abandoned Language" (Ipecac)
Burial "Ghost Hardware" (Hyperdub)
Echospace "Coldest Season" (ModernLove)
Rechenzentrum "Silence - DVD" (Weiser)
Swod "Sekundun" (CityCentre)
Guiseppe Ielasi "August" (12k)
Taylor Deupree / Christopher Willits "Listening Garden " (Line)
Oren Ambarchi "In the Pendulum's Embrace" (Touch)
Janek Schaefer "In The Last Hour" (Rookm40)
Kemialliset Ystavat "Kemialliset Ystavat" (Fonal)
Mono "The Phoenix Tree" (Temporary Residence)
Burning Star Core "Operator Dead... Post Abandoned" (No Quarter)
Liars "Liars" (Mute)
Burial Chamber Trio "Burial Chamber Trio" (Southern Lord)
Sunn O))) "Oracle" (Southern Lord)
Boris / Keiji Haino "Black Implication Flooding" (Inoxia)
Death Ambient "Drunken Forest" (Tzadik)
The Thing "Action Jazz" (Smalltown Supersound)
Anthony Braxton / Wolf Eyes "Black Vomit" (Victo)
Peter Brotzmann Octet "Complete Machinegun Sessions" (Atavistic)
Otomo Yoshihide New Jazz Orchestra "Live Volumes 1 & 2" (DoubtMusic)

Books in question being split between a couple authors, a few of these are re-reads as softcover
releases of books from the past year(s):

George Saunders "The Braindead Megaphone" (Little, Brown)
Haruki Murakami "Blind Woman, Sleeping Willow" (Knopf)
Warren Ellis "Planetary" (Wildstorm)
Grant Morrison "Batman" & "All-Star Superman" (DC Comics)
Taiyo Matsumoto "Tekkonkinkreet" (Kodansha)

...And the new Sept issue of Film Comment, Sept/Oct issues of The Wire and McSweeney's 22 have made for good reads.