Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Playlist for August 23, 2006

Boot of the Week #1

Brian Eno- Music for the exhibit `77 Million Paintings`Milano Triennale, Teatro Dal Verme, audience recording12.July.2006 from 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM local time

lineage:iRiver iHP 120 WAV 44,1Khz-Core Sound Binaural Mics-Transfer to hard drive via USB-Wavelab

total length 33:27 minutes.

The recording itself is quite good, the music played is avariation of `Ikebukuro`- a piece Eno has used for variousinstallations in the past.

The venue itself is very noisy (you can hear a lot of noisefrom outside and the restaurant nearby). However, this addsa certain something to it (IMO)- there you have the outsidehectic `reality`and at the opposite the very quiet, almoststatic installation recording.

This very installation is on tour right now, starting off inTokyo, and will be set up (slightly altered) in variousEuropean cities such as Madrid to promote the new dvdrom release `77 Million Paintings`which I can highlyrecommend. If you run it you have your own mini Enoinstallation at home (with paintings permutating/changingpermanently on your PC screen)

Thanks and props to my Italian friend R. who made therecording and helped me out a lot lately!!!!!!!!
Last Saturday I had the chance to see Eno perform liveagain at the London Royal Academy of Arts. He onlyperformed one track (a world premiere called `Running Away`) as part of the Cushion concert series. The veryconcert had 11 world premieres performed by well andlesser known composers such as Michael Nyman, and Imust say that the first 10 songs were horrible! But those 4 minutes of Eno were worth every hassle I had went throughin order to be there ;-).

Boot of the Week #2

AFX (aka Aphex Twin)Analogue Bubblebath 5Rephlex CAT034EP (Vinyl Test Pressing Only)1995
Lineage: CDR(1) > EAC > WAV > FLAC 1.1.0 -8Source: Unreleased Vinyl Test Pressing

*Track b4. "Cuckoo" had to be omitted due to beingreleased on Analogue Bubblebath 4.

Nice piece of work by Richard D. James, aka Aphex Twin,and about 4 other aliases. Analogue Bubblebath 5 has beensold on Ebay for $1800. Was a very limited test pressing of unknown quantities, probably 100 or less. There are plenty of mp3's of this floating around of dubious quality. This is straight from the vinyl to CD-R.Credit goes to Mr. X, the unnamed person who provided this. Enjoy!

If you want more info on Aphex Twin or any of his other aliases check out

Rhys Chatham - Die Donnergotter- Die Donnergotter (Table of the Elements)
Yes - And You And I (alt version) - Close to the Edge(Rhino)

Jens Johansson - Acrostic Shibboleth - Fission (Shrapnel)
King Crimson - Cat Food - In The Wake Of Poseidon (EG)
Pierre Henry - Psyche Rock - The Fat Boy Slim-Norman Cook Collection (Hip-O)
Velvet Underground - European Son - Peel Slowly & See(Polydor)

Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady - Young, Gifted and Black(Atlantic)
Labelle - Pressure Cookin'- Pressure Cookin' (RCA)
Esther Phillips - Home is where the Hatred Is - From AWhisper to a Scream (Kudu)
Grover Washington Jr - Not Yet - A Secret Place (Kudu)
Rodney Franklin - In The Center - Rodney Franklin(Columbia)
Jorge Ben - Ponta de Lanca Africano - Zero Accidents onthe Job (Luaka Bop)

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