And this, too, is one of the greatest albums of all times. I'm on my second listen, and I'm even more convinced, yes, the greatest, unlike anything I've ever heard. Either would be boring to say anything more, or I am simply not up for the task. https://youtu.be/ZV7bawqFGkA
Truly one of the greatest albums of all time. I've listened to it twice now, and I like it more the second time. Don't ask me to describe it. Just trust me. https://youtu.be/ztk4Y7yG-jU?list=PLcZK57B3gqlAz8X7yCGPY2RryOJRgxH9K
Today it's been Paul Lansky all day. We began in the morning with Music Box, and from there Ride, Folk Images, Fantasies and Tableaux, Homebrew, and now, late afternoon, Smalltalk. The final song, "Not So Heavy Metal," is mostly electric guitar, with riffs any old stoner would recognize. From the liner notes: The pieces on this recording are concerned with everyday… Continue reading Paul Lansky
David Lang's Love Fail is a reasonably powerful antidote to today's presidential press conference. Virtually all a cappella, all women singing, layers of voices, but not too many. Almost as calming as tea. https://youtu.be/F1LZI6aL4oY?list=PLHLvXgm2a3BqwgEBXNlmw0lh9RYOndPtu
A friend of mine from the school of music gave me a spread sheet with 100 modern and composers I should know. I've been working my way through, alphabetically. Now I'm in the Ls. Helmutt Lachenmann's music is so many tiny, spectacularly beautiful pieces of pieces.