Damn it's pricey though.
that's part of Trash Audio... really wish I could have made it down for the expo part of the weekend.
Final Stunned Records batch showed up today. So sad these are the last tapes. Phil is awesome. Instead of 8 tapes and a bonus CD, I got 13 tapes and 3 CDs.
me too. you made out even better than me. I got 12 tapes and two CDs. but then again... if he had given me more stuff it would just be stuff i have... because i have them all :P
i was pretty sad opening up the package... but that said, these new ones look great. can't wait to jam Ged's tape and the new Berber Ox and Nite Lite.
I've got a question: would any of you distinguish jazz, like wynton marcallis kind of real jazz, as noise?
Mixed emotions, exciting yet sad. Did he send you stuff you already had or were you missing some?
Playing the Queen Victoria tape right now, really like it. Wasn't going to flip it over, but I wasn't ready for it to end by the time it did so I did.
I'll go in order starting with the final batch before I check out the other stuff, looking forward to that though. Sent me...
Stunned Bonus #7
Super Minerals Live mini CD
Black Eagle Child
Mortuus Auris & The Black Hand
+3 more tapes I don't remember who and don't want to go check
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Listening to the Nite Lite tape. Can't even put into words how much I love this final Stunned Records batch. I'm sure the last two will be great, as is everything I've heard from Stunned. I want to eventually track down most of it.
well... tomentosa has a ton of stunned releases on sale for 4 bucks right now! http://tomentosarecords.com/stunned.html
Damn you... I said eventually. I should not be buying anything right now, going to have to think about that though. Haha, thanks.
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KFW is recording at GRM (!!!) for a bit over a week and has been posting videos. Whoever decided to bring him out should get a major gold star. Perfect.
Rene Hell's new one called The Canon totally floored me. If you liked The Terminal Symphony, this is a must listen for sure. If you saw him live recently, it's pretty similar material, the first track will sound familiar. Where he goes from here I can't imagine.
Yeah, totally agree. His new CDr sounds really fantastic as well.
This video is such a gift!
Yeah, it's quite good. If you've liked their previous stuff I'm sure you'll love it. Thrill Jockey has copies: http://www.thrilljockey.com/catalog/?id=105442
Wolf Eyes was on The Office last night. Totally unreal.
Am I the only one who kind of hates noise/experimental acts that perform on a laptop?? To me I find some of the most inspiring noise performances generally come with the almost violent physical relationship most musicians have with their gear, in comparison watching some guy stare at a laptop is kind of lame...
it's a mistake to dismiss laptop heavy or sit down noise artists. not everyone needs to lean on the physical agression thing like a crutch. that shit has become beyond cliche now. it had its time and place, and a few folks still ride it out well... but to dismiss the rest is to miss out on some of the best stuff around right now imo...
ANOTHER STUNNED RECORDS TAPE!!!
Yeah. Always happy to have more Super Minerals. Phil and Myste's inability to stay away bodes well for the launch of another label somewhere down the road...
I guess if it's loud as fuck and at a warehouse/gallery space that costs $5 and is BYOB (as a lot of noise shows are here) I don't mind at all, as I can really just sit around and enjoy the music, but if I'm paying $15+ to go to a club and it's guys sitting in front of laptops, it's kind of a drag
EDIT: I do really enjoy watching knob-twiddlers though, especially if they have a pretty large array of pedals and synths
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One context is for the right kind of soundsystem... there's just no way you can get legit multichannel experiences on a recording. A lot of laptop artists have moved into this realm.
The reality is, a club isn't the right venue for this kind of stuff... Hell, I've paid more than 15 bucks just to hear tape pieces played back on good soundsystems with no artist there at all. Hearing Xenakis Legende d'Eer on a legit multichannel setup is probably the most incredible listening experience I've ever had. And no one was on stage...
Also, there is something to be said for a communal listening experience... especially for live improv. In my opinion, a lot can be articulated even in the small expressive gestures a musician takes when fiddling with a laptop and adjusting a mixer... And part of that is accentuated by experiencing something completely new and rigorous with other people.