et another curve-ball from oldskool Lancashire Raver Kirby. Changing colour like a confused chameleon, never blending in with its environment. This release was unannounced and comes as a minimally packaged hand-stamped white label which is a stark contrast to the breathtaking sleeves from his trilogy that were embellished with breath taking artworks from the highly under rated painter Ivan Seal. As with Kirby’s recent out put this does feel very much like a journey of self-discovery and a magical roller-coaster of emotions. The tracks here sparkle with uplifting and vibrant tones with speckles of old new-beat and 808 State, David Lynch and way beyond influences, along with his more dreamy and cerebral direction. The general mood is difficult to quantify and comparing to other contemporary artists is practically impossible. This is very much electronic music at its most potent and soul stirring. Over analysis of these tracks would be dangerous but I can say there is a very “classic” electronic music spirit present.
ooh, holy warbles bringing it, for a whole year now apparently…
“‘On this 2–CD audio guide you’ll hear nearly 200 tracks featuring the hoots, screams, chitters, squawks, squeals, bill claps and barks of 19 regularly occurring species of North American owls and two rarities–the most comprehensive guide to owl vocalizations available.”
Komitas Vardapet (1869-1935), the Armenian priest, ethno-musicologist and composer is regarded as the Father of Armenian music. As Bartok did in Hungary, Komitas established a National polyphonic style of composition based on traditional Armenian chant and folk music. In addition to his arrangement of the Divine Liturgy, he collected and organized more than 4000 folk tunes. This compilation presents rare French recordings made in 1912 by Komitas himself performing his arrangements of both secular and religious songs.
gonna get back to werk folks soon enough. Start with this. ‘Two lengthy spoken word pieces by R. Buckminster Fuller and Joseph Beuys’ Audio Arts cassettes wouldn’t be a bad collecting target, me thinks.