Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Fall Rising

A recent composition:

Thursday, January 22, 2009

End of '08 Mix

Well ... I'm not a ranking type ... I don't really take to lists. So I made a mix instead.

You'll see it does not consist completely of '08 releases ... I didn't really start out with that in mind, it just so happened that along the way I found it very beneficial to revisit some of the '08 releases. I must say, it was a great year for the type of music I am most drawn to. Still, these selections are hardly a "best of" ...

If you like your german minimal nestled among some tuvan throat singing and reverberated beach boys ... well then this mix is for you .......

It starts off with a slow one ... and probably one of my top albums of the year, Brad Barr's acoustic offering, The Fall Apartment ... highly recommended.

Track listing: (Bold represents an '08 release)

War - Brad Barr - The Fall Apartment - Instrumental Guitar

Je me suis fait tout petit - George Brassens - Michel Fugain

¿Quien? (Suite) - Juana Molina - Un Dia

Sambazhyktyn-Yry - Yat Kha - Aldyn Dashka

Caress - Ellen Allien - Sool

All Summer Long - The Beachboys

3 Minutes - Benga - Diary of an Afro Warrior

We Are Terribly Sorry For Your Loss - Microfilm - The Slingshot Orchestra

Greyish Tapering Ash - Balmorhea - Rivers Arms

Wirklich Version - Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit - Secret Rhythms 3

Drummery Jam - Daedelus - Love to Make Music To

No Kinda Man - Junior Boys - Body Language Mix

Rise Again - Deadbeat - Roots and Wire

Judgment - Reverend Sister Mary Nelson - Sanctified Country Girls

Reconstructed - Fred Frith - To Sail, To Sail

Grey Scale - Fennesz - Black Sea

Al Mediodia - Erik Truffaz/Murcof - Rendez-Vous : Mexico

Friday, August 22, 2008

Curious Bedfellows

A short mix of selections drawn exclusively from the two wonderful blogs Closet of Curiosities and Basement of Curiosities. Thanks to all their hard work compiling the odd,amusing and often beautiful pieces of delicious audio.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Hydrus Is Crossing The Susquehanna River Bridge

I posted this on Mog a while back... I figured I would try and start up my "Bestiary Series" here, however I don't think I will limit it strictly to musical interpretations.

The hydrus is an animal that lives in the Nile River. It is the enemy of the crocodile. When it sees a crocodile sleeping with its mouth open, the hydrus first rolls in mud to make itself slippery, then enters the crocodile's mouth and is swallowed. It then eats its way out of the crocodile's belly, killing it.

There are three parts to this beautiful song by David Daniell which you can find on The Great Koonaklaster Speaks: A John Fahey Celebration....

Tripartite journey ... The Belly of the Beast

Crossing the Susquehanna River Bridge

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Dzendcast II - The Drowsy Sleeper

Tried some beat matching on this one.... plus guitar fingerpicking to techno. Enjoy!

Track Listing:

Ballad - The Lounge Lizards
Kathinkas Gesang - Karlheinz Stockhausen - Samstag
Paddle - Moskitoo - Drape
Full On Scientist - Flanger - Nuclear Jazz
Miss You (Pole rmx) - Trentemoller - Miss You (Promo)
Ribbons (Dzend's Acoustic Touch Rework) - Four Tet - Ringer (Promo)
Where He At - Raz Ohara And The Odd Orchestra
Bestiaire - Urkuma - Rebuilding Pantaleone's Tree
The Drowsy Sleeper - Mary Lomax - Art Of Field Recording Vol. 1


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dzendcast I

My first attempt at mixing some tunes together....many of the songs I reworked a bit, some I just used portions ... hopefully this will get a bit easier and smoother if I keep at it. Enjoy!


Heliocentric - Sun Ra - The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Vol. 1
Modul - Pole - 1
Descending Moonshine Dervishes - Terry Riley
Acorn Child - Plants - The Mind is a Bird in the Hand
Toninas (Villalobos Remix) - Sun Electric
Saba - Haytham Safia - U'D
Perquisizione - Stelvio Cipriani - Mark Il Poliziotto
Walkin in the Arizona Sun - Link Wray - Wrays Three Track Shack
Bye Bye Butterfly - Pauline Oliveros
No Witnesses - Quincy Jones - Original Soundtrack: In Cold Blood
Party Time - Sugar Minott