Even knowing that there are eight men onstage in this clip, the densely textured sound they achieve seems to belong to a much larger band. There is a relentless quality to the song, as Lurie, Fowlkes, and Nathanson build phrases into a frenzy, pausing only to let Ribot wail on guitar like an atonal Chuck Berry.
Brian Eno’s 1984 video + music installation Thursday Afternoon is currently on display in the window of London’s Paul Stolper Gallery. It’s also available to stream from the gallery’s site — and in the correct aspect ratio.
This remix/reinterpretation of Tomaga’s “Intimate Immensity” by Floating Points is the loveliest thing I’ve heard in a long while.
Unlike the rather polished 1980s Nigerian disco productions coming out of the international metropolis of Lagos ‘Edo Funk’ was raw and reduced to its bare minimum … What unites these diverse musicians is their ability to strip funk down to its primal essence and use it as the foundation for their own excursions inward to the heart of Edo culture and outward to the furthest limits of sonic alchemy.
There are problems with the DMCA, and big corporations do have too much power in the music industry. But Amazon alone is 20 times the size of the entire recorded music business. When people are encouraged to direct all their ire at the DMCA (not at Amazon’s failure to implement it correctly) or at the music biz, it improves Amazon’s bargaining position in licensing negotiations, and imperils Congress’s ability to achieve needed reforms.— @future_of_music
This whole thread is worth a read:
Angel Tears in Sunlight is the first album in over 30 years from Pauline Anna Strom. Sadly, it’s also her last. The album is lovely — ambient electronics with a healing intention.
Looking closely + deliberately is more difficult than it sounds. It’s a deceptive skill, but one that accrues huge dividends in small quantities. The closer you look, the more details you notice, and with each detail, a little: huh.
The patterns etched in the covers are achieved by minute differences in the angles of the foil coating which then reflects the light and appears to animate when moved …
[Hiroshi Sato’s music] takes a leap to a place beyond our understanding. It’s a durable piece of art; you get the sense that only future generations will truly understand it. It contains something unresolvable.
Sites that only obey the Long Tail and the primacy of the algorithm have fewer standards. They view curation as a last resort, and if mass is the standard, then mass is all that will be rewarded.