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strange_one
10-31-2002, 07:52 AM
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Whiteout with Jim O'Rourke - Drunken Little Mass
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White Out is a sound terrorist collective of two, arising from the freedom charged excitement that is NY improv. drunken little mass marks the summit meeting between White Out and free agent, renaissance maestro Jim O'Rourke. The combustible duo of multi-instrumentalist Lin Culbertson on analog synthesizers, autoharp, flute, and treated voice; and Tom Surgal on drums, gongs and infinite percussion, join forces with O'Rourke, who contributes on both powerbook and guitar. The contents of this album are totally improvised, recorded in one take, with no overdubs or studio effects. The end result is impressive, the range of sound expansive, the interplay precise. Every note put forth was the combined effort of three performers working as one.


drunken little mass is a volatile work. It is at times delicate, at times raging, sometimes both simultaneously. One moment the music might lull the listener with its psychedelic space drone minimalism. The next moment could induce electric shock with its soaring distortion attacks. Culbertson and O'Rourke toil bravely to create an electronic collage like no other; while Surgal tirelessly accompanies with his unique brand of free drum association. The CD also contains two duo tracks recorded live in concert. Just imagine Phil Wachsman commandeering Sun Ra's mothership, en route to El Saturn, with stowaways AMM and Popul Vuh duking it out for cosmic domination.

Jim O'Rourke's credentials are so legendary they almost don't bear mentioning; suffice to say that he has worked with everyone from Takeisha Kosugi to Stereolab to Sonic Youth. Surgal and Culbertson have also performed with a wide array of other artists including: Mike Watt, Peter Brotzman, Charles Gayle, Beck, Cecil Taylor, Elliott Sharp, Nels Cline, Zeena Parkins and Thurston Moore. (The latter a long time collaborator of Surgal's with whom he has played with on a series of recordings and at a number of international festivals, including Victoriaville, Carnegie Melon, Vels, and Taklos to date.) White Out has appeared in the Roulette concert series, the Skif II and CMJ music festivals, and were recent guest artists of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.
http://www.smellslikerecords.com/ecstatic

EU/Tenzor - Christmas Baubles And Their Strange Sounds
http://www.lorecordings.com/images/discbig/lcd34.jpg
Following the splendid compilation called 'Ru Electronic' that featured the Russian electronic undergrounds finest exponents. Lo Recordings

Now releases a collaborative album between two of its featured artists EU and Tenzor.

EU are widely regarded as the most fantastical of Russia's creative musicians as their new album 'Warm Math' proves so deftly. Tenzor has the ability to transform music into a new emotional vocabulary.

Christmas Baubles goes deep into the soul of electronica, crafting sublime melodies and moods reminiscent of early Aphex Twin or Plaid at their most beautiful.

Moody and magnificent, this is an album full of snow but not a reindeer in sight. Wrap up your arms and legs but keep your head exposed to this effervescent bubblebath soaking your mind.

Glistening, bristling landscapes full of mystery and discovery.

'I love it even more than my own music, it makes me think of snow, blubber and semen. ' Bjork
http://www.lorecordings.com


Random_Inc - Walking In Jerusalem
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Walking in Jerusalem is a walk through a city.

This is the second album in which German based Random_Inc. (former half member of Autopoeises) has experimented with sounds from Jerusalem (EFA 14870); but note much has changed since the last album. The conceptual separation between Jewish and Arabic sounds have gone, and Random_Inc. has invited other electronic musicians to add their own arrangements. Walking in Jerusalem will be released in two versions: a CD geared for more reflective listening and a vinyl version designed to rouse the dance floor with more progressive sounds.
http://www.mille-plateaux.net/mp/index.php4?artist=random_inc


Ninetynine - The Process
http://www.chaosmusic.com/product_images/798047.jpg
Hailing from Melbourne, Ninetynine combine indie rock stylings with tuned percussion and layerings of casio keyboard to create a unique kind of pop music. Variously described as ‘wonderful’ (Melody Maker) and ‘versatile and talented’ (Rolling Stone) the band originally began as a solo project for Laura MacFarlane (the original drummer for Sleater-Kinney) in 1995. Ninetynine's self titled debut on Patsy followed soon after as well as tours of the U.S., New Zealand and Europe. In 1997 long time collaborator Cameron Potts joined the band just in time to appear on the release of the ‘767’ album on Patsy. Further tours of North America and Europe occurred in 1999 and 2000 in which Ninetynine toured such countries including as the U.K., Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Canada, U.S., Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia and Finland. In 2000 Ninetynine released their third album ‘180 Degrees’ on Radio One and Patsy to local and overseas acclaim. The following year a rejuvenated line up appeared with Amy Clarke and Iain McIntyre coming in to assist on bass, vocals, guitar, keyboard and vibraphone. 2002 sees Ninetynine head into a 24 track studio for the first time with Lindsay Gravina at Birdland Studios (Magic Dirt, Rowland S. Howard). The result is their stunning new album ‘The Process’ set to be released on Trifekta Records on September 16th 2002
http://www.trifekta.com.au

Augie March - The Vineyard (single} http://www.chaosmusic.com/product_images/802788.jpg

...and here is a few more some of you are probably already owning

Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
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Sigur Ros - ()
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ravenguy2000
10-31-2002, 08:27 AM
Entertainment Weekly gave Scarlet's Walk a D-.

I'm not sure why I'm pointing this out.

strange_one
10-31-2002, 11:12 AM
Originally posted by ravenguy2000

I'm not sure why I'm pointing this out.
<font color=33FFFF> probably because it is a fairly accurate grade</font>

azvd
10-31-2002, 11:16 AM
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Slint (EP)

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Mogwai "Young Team"

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Isis "Oceanic"

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Foo Fighters "One By One"

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The Cooper Temple Clause "See This Through And Leave"

-AZVD.

Finsta
10-31-2002, 12:52 PM
What an awful post

Best Looking Boy
10-31-2002, 02:24 PM
Originally posted by Finsta
What an awful post If you're talking about strange_one I love you.

strange_one
10-31-2002, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by Graveflower
I listened to a track off the White Out album because of the O'Rourke association, and it took a really long time to grow on me. I'm probably going to get that album eventually.
<font color=33FFFF> I actually expected it to be more distorted than it is, more merzbow-style, but it's still very good. I got my copy secondhand for real cheap so I couldn't resist picking it up</font>

skippy
10-31-2002, 10:11 PM
That's great but who is Gav?

strange_one
10-31-2002, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by Mark LeDrew
That's great but who is Gav?
<font color=33FFFF> moi</font>

skippy
10-31-2002, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by strange_one

<font color=33FFFF> moi</font>

Oh! Well now I know.

Finsta
10-31-2002, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by Best Looking Boy
If you're talking about strange_one I love you.

Who else?

FearFactory
10-31-2002, 11:35 PM
Originally posted by azvd


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Isis "Oceanic"


I give this album seven thumbs up. More people need to go out and get great music like this.

MstrGhost
11-01-2002, 12:02 AM
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My pick of the day

strange_one
11-01-2002, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by FearFactory


I give this album seven thumbs up. More people need to go out and get great music like this.
<font color=33FFFF> what do Isis sound like anyway?</font>

azvd
11-01-2002, 10:24 AM
Originally posted by strange_one

<font color=33FFFF> what do Isis sound like anyway?</font>

Gav,

I'd say it sounds like a mix of Slint & Tool. The vocals remind me of Prong. But it's not very song-oriented, it's more like Slint where you have multiple focus during a song.

- AZVD.

strange_one
11-01-2002, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by azvd


Gav,

I'd say it sounds like a mix of Slint & Tool. The vocals remind me of Prong. But it's not very song-oriented, it's more like Slint where you have multiple focus during a song.

- AZVD.
<font color=33FFFF> oh k, ta:)</font>