Listening - Thursday, Jan 16th 2020
- Real Life Rock And Roll Band – Hollerin’ The Spirit (2019 Geomancy)
- Roland Kayn – A Little Electronic Milky Way Of Sound - Disc 6: Aseral (2017 Frozen Reeds)
- Mark Templeton - Standing On A Hummingbird (2007 Anticipate)
- Mark Templeton – Inland (2009 Anticipate)
- Joshua Treble – Five Points Fincastle (2004 Intr_version)
- Keith Fullerton Whitman - Heritage (2019 Self-released)
Some brief observations:
- On Hollerin’ The Spirit: this band really took shape – all the energy and angst of Cap’n Jazz plus timbre for miles.
- On A Little Electronic Milky Way Of Sound: only six discs in and I’m starting to think of this as a single piece in multiple variations. Not looking forward to running out of discs.
- On Standing On A Hummingbird and Inland: Mark Templeton is one of the great practitioners of 2nd or 3rd wave ambient/glitch or whatever you want to call it. (1st wave french post-concrete 80s & 90s digital folks, 2nd wave bedroom laptop researchers like Fennesz, Opiate, etc?) I slept on these in the day and they’re fantastic.
- On Five Points Fincastle: this was at the very top of my list circa 2004 and hasn’t aged a day since. I was there for the last kiss is still so gorgeous.
- On Heritage: I can’t keep up! I think I’m about 30 hours behind on new KFW and that’s just from the last few months. (I don’t really know how many hours.) It’s honestly inspiring though. I’m in a similar place with non-realtime generative projects and maybe I need to start releasing them the way I listen to them myself – as sprawling lakes of undulating process.
Update, the morning after: sometimes I publish these entries having just put on the last thing for the day. I couldn’t make it through this new KFW last night. I’ll have to try again when I’m in the right headspace. I’m not totally sure the bandcamp data-dump is the right way to present all this. I’m probably biased but I can’t help but feel like an internet radio stream would be much better…