New music from Keith Rowe and Graham Lambkin, Rephlex, and Bruce Gilbert dominated my August listening habits, along with Recollection GRM’s excellent 2LP release of Luc Ferrari’s Presque Rien.
I managed to write a review of Making A and both of the Electric Dance Music compilations, plus I have reviews of Helm’s Silencer 12″, COH’s Retro-2038, Kevin Drumm’s Earrach, and a series of Mystery Sea discs on the way. Two of those will show up at Dusted Magazine if all goes as planned, my first two for that publication. I’ll keep publishing at Brainwashed.com as well, and I hope to get a series of short reviews under way, which will be exclusive to this site.
Last but not least, I’m going to return to WZBC this month with a twice monthly show of electro-acoustic, improvised, and generally experimental music. I’ll be on the air every other Sunday for two hours, starting at 6 o’clock Eastern. You can listen in Boston by tuning into 90.3 FM; or you can listen online at WZBC’s website. Just click the large red play button on the left.
Shows will be archived and available for replay for two weeks after the broadcast, at which time they will disappear forever. No permanent download links. That starts this week, Sunday the 15th. I hope you’ll tune in.
As always, formats posted are the ones I own. Others may be available. If you like any of the samples I link to, please buy the album. You can find numerous retailers carrying these titles at the bottom of this page.
- Keith Rowe/Graham Lambkin, Making A on ERSTWHILE (CD)
- Keith Rowe, ErstLive 007 on ERSTWHILE (CD)
- One of my favorite Erstlive discs
- Keith Rowe wrote an incredible essay about it for the Erstwords blog
- He analyzes the music almost step by step, going through different sections with a fine-toothed comb. Tons of great insight.
- Various Artists, EDM A2/EDM B2 on NO LABEL (CD)
- Bruce Gilbert and BAW, Diluvial on TOUCH (CD)
- Brian Lavelle & Richard Youngs, Radios on FREEK RECORDS (CD)
- A great find at Weirdo Records.
- There’s almost zero information about this disc anywhere on the Internet.
- Check out the Discogs page for the basics.
- I can’t even point you to a Youtube video or sample, but Richard Youngs does have some new music on the way.
- You download them from his No Fans web store.
- AMM, Newfoundland on MATCHLESS RECORDINGS (CD)
- Luc Ferrari, Presque Rien on RECOLLECTION GRM (2LP)
- Bill Fay, Time of the Last Persecution on 4 MEN WITH BEARDS (LP)
- R/S, One (Snow Mud Rain) on ERSTWHILE (CD)