Sunday, July 12, 2009

Some Warm Recomended Media

"Too Few are Shot" (Indirect translation from the Swedish)

Late on a Saturday night and time to clear some recommended media. This blog and all my other net activities will be going into a state of suspension for about four weeks from later this week. I shall be traveling to my homeland (Australia) for a while. As well a stopover in Singapore is planned. See friends and influence people. Plan to lose my mind. Now to my finds:

Aquarium Drunkard: Music Blog » Neil Young :: A Perfect Echo Vol II - Pt 1 of 2
This is a compilation of soundboard recordings from 1967-2001. The term soundboard is a bit of a misnomer. By soundboard I mean, basically, not an audience recording. Some are true soundboards, while others are FM, TV, ALD, or video-sourced recordings. The recordings were all taken from cdrs or videos that are circulating in the trading community. There are a total of 115 tracks (109 songs, as 6 get repeated). Some years were heavy with available recordings (1976 and 1989 come to mind). I tried to balance the set by not using too many songs from a single show. The entire 8 discs run in, roughly, chronological order.

Aquarium Drunkard: Music Blog » Neil Young :: A Perfect Echo Vol. I - Pt 2
Below is the second half of the Neil Young soundboard-derived live collection A Perfect Echo Vol. I. capturing the years 1974 - 1976. The first half can be found here. For those interested in the back story, here are notes on the series via sharing the groove

Internet Archive: Free Download: Midsummer Miscellany, 2009
Really nice acoustic jams from beautiful places

UbuWeb - We Love Charlotte Moorman (MP3)

Avant Garde Concert III. Third in a series of concerts recorded by WBAI this fall at Judson Hall. Cellist Charlotte Moorman is assisted by pianist Nam June Paik and soprano saxophonist Terry Jennings. In the Cage opus she utilizes not only her cello but additional whistles, chains, balloons (for breaking), etc. with recorded supplements such as the Queen Mary’s departure blast and sounds from Big Ben. In Stockhausen’s ‘Plus-Minus’, Miss Moorman is assisted by a full-size robot named Robot Opera, built by Nam June Paik.

While Mutant Sounds says this is not typical of the Marble Sheep, anything by these gods of psychedelic Japonoise is gold as far as I am concerned.

CDBurnerXP: Introduction and News
Something different, but this is a great piece of software that has served me well for years. CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free. It does not include adware or similar malicious components.

Indian Rock Mp3.Com
Hardcore and metal from India

Trixxx Films
Brazilian and lots of art house films for download. Possible illegally (???).

UbuWeb Sound - The Dial-A-Poem Poets: A Diamond Hidden In The Mouth Of A Corpse
One of the albums of my youth. Oh how we dreamed to this one. A brilliant collection.
1. [listen] Hüsker Dü - Won't Change 2. [listen] David Johansen - Johnsonius 3. [listen] John Giorno Band - Scum & Slime 4. [listen] William S. Burroughs - Excerpts from The Western Land: The President, Colonel Bradford, Everyman a God 5. [listen] Sonic Youth - Halloween 6. [listen] Cabaret Voltaire - Dead Man's Shoes 7. [listen] Diamanda Galás - Excerpt from Eyes Without Blood 8. [listen] Coil - Neither His Nor Yours 9. [listen] Michael Gira - Game 10. [listen] David Van Tieghem - Out of the Frying Pan 11. [listen] Jessica Hagedorn & The Gangster Choir - Tenement Lover

UbuWeb - We Love Kathy Acker (MP3)

This is not background listening. Kathy Acker’s work is not a love-it-or-hate-it proposition: it’s a get-it one. Either you get it, or you don’t. Redoing Childhood, excerpted from her book My Mother: Demonology, is in many respects the most accessible way to experience Acker. Her voice, cool and precise but with an almost invasive intimacy, gives her work clear depth and dimension, creating a full and rich landscape. Every so often, entire concepts spring from throwaway lines: “But this is the question: is it possible to communicate with another person?” “I’ve got a terrible need to write to you, and for you not to reply.”

V. A. – Vielles à roue et cornemuses en Europe – 1974
Alpha 5016F – 17F
Enregistrements réalisés à Gand à l’occasion du festival européen de vielles à roue et de cornemuses à Nederokkerzeel en 1974.
Bagpipe drones from the ancient chambers. French, Italian, Czech, Sweden, Belgian. Drones and tones to trance by. Double disc, so four LP sides.

Sunn o))) live at Primavera (MP3)
Speaking of drones. Recorded by Brian Turner on Sony D-50 PCM wav recorder; Sunn o))) that night was the duo of Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley, performing their Grimmrobe Demos (originally from 1999) in entirety.

An interview with Mark Ellingsen author of Sin Bravely: A Joyful Alternative to the Purpose-Driven Life.
Ellingsen demonstrates that awareness of sin is shown to lead to freedom and joy, as the pressure is removed to do and be good all the time. The book's other primary aim is to flesh out an alternative approach to life to Rick Warren's and the dominant American Christian vision. This alternative, life of brave sinning, is rooted in the worldview of the Protestant Reformation (esp. of Martin Luther). When people sin bravely, believing everything done is done in sin, people can get out of the way and recognize that all the good done is done by God despite individual seedy motives. This awareness leads to freedom and joy, since the pressure is now removed to do and be good. In addition, total dependence on God entails a self-forgetfulness that leads to happiness.

Lucas Abela. Rice Corpse and Justice Yeldham Downloads
Download three MP3s featuring Lucas Abela. Justice Yeldham's "March Of the Bodypumpers" was recorded especially for Wire readers, while "The Imperial Family Reigns Supreme Pizza" and "No Penis" are free improvisations by Rice屎Corpse (outtakes from the Mrs Rice album sessions that didn't make the final cut) with Li Zenghui on piano, Yang Yang on drums and Lucas Abela on glass.

A subtly fascinating broadcast from the brainwave tuning end of the abstract electronica spectrum, Jasmine Guffond and Torben Tilly's work under the Minit mantle mining a vein of transcendence through stasis that lands this debut CD of theirs somewhere in the neighborhood of Ikeda/Alva Noto alpha wave patterning and the sonar ping-'n'-pulse "isolationism" of Asmus Tietchens work with Thomas Koner as Kontakt Der Junglinge, but with a faint overlay of spectral musicality that gives this it's own specific frisson.

Audio of James Joyce reading from Ulysses (mp3)
Amazing to hear his voice reading, it sounds like music.

The Recorded Voice Of Virginia Woolf

This is the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf's voice. It is part of a BBC radio broadcast from April 29th, 1937. The talk was called "Craftsmanship" and was part of a series entitled "Words Fail Me". » Early 1980s Nuclear Armageddon Films
In the early 1980s, the world was fatalistic and paranoid about the prospects of nuclear war. Filmmakers on both sides of the Atlantic used this theme to create movies about the lead-up to nuclear war, what the civilian population would experience, and the gruesome aftermath faced by the survivors. Many of these films were disturbing in their raw realism. They brought the horror of this kind of holocaust to viewers, reminding us that it wasn’t as unlikely as we might like to believe. Due to technology, you can now see many of these films on the web. Five of the most famous from the era are posted below, both linked to and embedded in this browser so you can watch them right here.

Right Where You Are Sitting Now! | EPISODE 27 - What happened to the Counterculture?
Douglas Rushkoff, Richard Metzger and R.U.Sirius

If the revolution happens before morning, can someone come around and wake me.

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