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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February 6-14, 2012 Listening & Reading Lists

February 6, 2012

Records Listened to:

Omar-S: It Can Be Done But Only I Can Do It
Botanist: The Suicide Tree
Blut aus Nord: 777 sect(s)
Björk: Biophilia
Stephan O’Malley: Salt
Schoolboy Q: Habits & Contradictions
Aiden Baker: Only Stories
Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings
Weedeater: Jason the Dragon
Absu: Abzu
Tragedy: Nerve Damage
Torture Corpse: Ignorance/Daemon
A Storm of Light: As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade
Winterfylleth: The Mercian Sphere

Books Read from:

Bradford Morrow: The Diviner’s Tale


February 7, 2012

Records Listened to:

Ödland: The Caterpillar
Oskoreien: s/t
Botanist: The Suicide Tree
Osman Ismen: Istanbul 70: Psych, Disco, Folk Edits by Baris K Vol. I
oubliette: oubliette/vomir split
Paavoharju: Ikkunat näkevät
v/a: Jess & Crabbe present Bazzerk: African Digital Dance
Pacifica Quartet: Carter: String Quartets #2, 3 & 4
Fruit Bats: The Ruminant Band
Don Cherry Orient

Books Read from:

Deleuze & Guattari: A Thousand Plateaus
Simon O’Sullivan: Art Encounters Deleuze and Guattari
Witter Bynner: Indian Earth
Giovanni Singleton: Ascension
Jesse Jacobs: Even the Giants



February 8, 2012

Records Listened to:

9th Ward Marching Band: Sneaking Up the Street
v/a: The Jerk Boom! Bam! vol 1
All Pigs Must Die: s/t
John Coltrane: A Love Supreme
Fucked Up: David Comes to Life

Books Read from:

Bradford Morrow: The Diviner’s Tale
ed Alison Bechdel: Best American Comics 2011



February 9, 2012

Records Listened to:

X2 Graham Bond: Holy Magick
Red Krayola: The Parable of the Arable Land
Lantlos: Agape
Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer: re:ECM
Alva Noto: Univrs
Punch: Punch
v/a: DJ Heat: Ethereality
Matthew Dear: Headcage
Lungfish: Necrophones
Lasalle Quartet: Ligeti - Brown - Rosenberg SQs
Erebus Enthroned: Night’s Black Angel
Oskoreien: s/t
Aethenor: Betimes Black Cloudmasses
v/a: Siamese Soul: Thai Pop Spectacular Vol. 2
Jim O’Rourke: Disengage
Jim Ford: Harlan County
Sharon van Etten: Tramp

Books Read from:

Alphonse Daudet: In the Land of Pain
Rita Ackerman: Rita Ackerman
Helene Cixous: Coming to Writing



February 10, 2012

Records Listened to:

Radiohead: In Rainbows

Books Read from:

Joseph S. Nye: The Future of Power
Robert Desnos: The Voice of Robert Desnos



February 11, 2012

Records Listened to:

Chasma: Declarations of the Grand Artificer
Alcest: Les Voyages de L’Ame
Sam Cooke: You Send Me
Pastor T. L. Bartlett & the Youth for Christ Choir: Sings!
v/a: Jamaica Funk
v/a: The Jerk Boom Bam Vol. 1
Tom Waits: Bad as Me
Na Hawa Doumbia: La Grande Cantatrice Malienne
The Lijadu Sisters: Danger

Books Read from:

Joseph S Nye: The Future of Power
Renee Gladman: Juice



February 12, 2012

Records Listened to:

Alcest: Les Voyages de L’Ame
Patricia Petibon: Amoureuses
Thou: The Archer & the Owle
Caretaker: An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
Carl Friedrich Abel: The Drexel Manuscript
Cocorosie: The Adventures of Ghosthorse & Stillborn
High Wolf: Ascension
Beat Happening: Jamboree
v/a: I Woke Up One Morning in May
9th Ward Marching Band: Sneaking up the Street
Disma: Toward the Megalith
v/a: Alan Lomax Collection - Black Appalachia
Lantlos: Agape
Thurston Moore: Sensitive/Lethal
Jim O’Rourke: Some Kind of Pagan


Books Read from:

Renee Gladman: Juice



February 13, 2012

Records Listened to:

High Wolf: Ascension
Pictureplane: Thee Physical
Pharoah Sanders: Thembi
Phonte: Charity Starts at Home
Kim Kashkashian, Gil Rose, Boston Modern Orchestra Project: Neharo’t

Books Read from:

Franz Kafka: The Trial



February 14, 2012

Records Listened to:

High Wolf: Ascension
Sunn 0))): 00 Void
Sun Araw: Ancient Romans
Blue Sabbath Black Cheer & Irr. App. (Ext): Skeletal Copula Remains
†‡†: s/t
Biosphere: N-Plants
Obsequiae: Suspended in the Brume of Eos
Harald Grosskopf: Synthesist
Nicolas Jaar: Space is Only Noise
v/a: Southern Journey Vol. 13: Earliest Times
DJ Diamond: Flight Muzik

Books Read from:

Franz Kafka: The Trial
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Giovanni Singleton: Ascension

Monday, February 06, 2012

February 1-5, 2012 Listening & Reading Lists



February 1, 2012

Records Listened to:

Jason Moran: Ten
The Human Quena Orchestra: The Politics Of The Irredeemable
Lungfish: Indivisible

Books Read from:

William Todd Schultz: An Emergency in Slow Motion



February 2, 2012

Records Listened to: none

Books Read from: none



February 3, 2012

Records Listened to:

Cinquecento: Vaet: Missa Ego Flos Campi
Myrmyr: Fire Star
Grouper: A I A : Dream loss
Kronos Quartet: Floodplain
Ingrid Fliter: Beethoven: Sonatas
Townes Van Zandt: s/t
Expo 70:
Ga’an:
Wolves in the Throne Room: Celestial Lineage

Books Read from:

Deleuze & Guattari: A Thousand Plateaus



February 4, 2012

Records Listened to:

Wet Hair: In Vogue Spirit
Tim Hecker: Atlas
Tim Hecker: Dropped Pianos
Monarch: Sortilège

Books Read from:

Maurice Blanchot: When the Time Comes



February 5, 2012

Records Listened to:

Cate Le Bon: Cyrk
Royal Trux: Twin Infinitives
Matthew Dear: Headcage
Octo Octa: Let Me See You
patten: QALOGJ OACSSXA
Sharon Van Etten: Tramp

Books Read from:

Maurice Blanchot: When the Time Comes
Michael Alexander, ed & trans: The Earliest English Poems

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

January 28-31, 2012 Listening & Reading Lists



Jan 28, 2012

Records Listened To:

Elzhi: Elmatic
DJ Shadow: The Less You Know the Better
Drake: Take Care
Patricia Petibon: Amoureuses
Moon Duo: Mazes
John Coltrane: A Love Supreme
The Rapture: How Deep is Your Love EP
Wolves in the Throne Room: Celestial Lineage
Patricia Petibon: Rosso - Italian Baroque Arias
Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron: Lost Wisdom

Books Read From:

Eduoard Glissant: Poetics of Relation



Jan 29, 2012

Records Listened To:

Patricia Petibon: Amoureuses
X3 Buffalo Philharmonic, c Lukas Foss: Xenakis & Penderecki
Ambarchi/Fennesz/Pimmon/Rehberg/Rowe: Afternoon Tea
Moon Duo: Mazes

Books Read From:
none



Jan 30, 2012

Records Listened To:

X2 Lungfish: Necrophones
v/a: Total Freakout Vol 3
Liturgy: Aesthetica
Lungfish: The Unanimous Hour
Ambarchi/Fennesz/Pimmon/Rehberg/Rowe: Afternoon Tea
Alexander Mosolov: Russian Futurism, Vol. 1: Piano Works [Daniele Lombardi]
Moon Due: Mazes
Wolves in the Throne Room: Malevolent Grain
Suthk Hexen: Luciform

Books Read From:

Maurice Blanchot: When the Time Comes
Gregory Sherl: The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail



Jan 31, 2012

Records Listened To:

Raksha Mancham: Chos Khor
Lungfish: Sound in Time
Urfaust: Drei Rituale Jenseits Des Kosmos
Oren Ambarchi: A Final Kiss On Poisoned Cheeks 12"
Atriarch: Forever the End
Weedeater: Jason the Dragon
Ghédalia Tazartès: Diasporas
Luc Ferrari: Tuchan-Chantal
Murcof: The Versailles Sessions
Andy Stott: We Stay Together
Lungfish: Necrophones
Lungfish: Talking Songs for Walking
Deepchord: Hash-Bar Loops

Books Read From:

Maurice Blanchot: When the Time Comes
Gertrude Stein: The World is Round
Catullus: Odi et Amo, trans Roy Arthur Swanson

Saturday, January 28, 2012

January 26 & 27, 2012 Listening & Reading Lists



Jan 25, 2012

Records Listened To:

Hell: I
Disma: Toward the Megalith
Eternal Tapestry & Sun Araw: Night Gallery
The Fruit Bats: Tripper
Ofege: Try & Love
Deepchord: Hash-Bar Loops
Dead Can Dance: Aion

Books Read From:

Tomaz Salamun: The Four Questions of Melancholy
Jean-Patrick Manchette: Three to Kill
J. Krishnamurti: The First & Last Freedom



Jan 27, 2012

Records Listened To:

Wolves In The Throne Room: Celestial Lineage
Action Patrol: On Patrol
The Dufay Collective: Dance in the Garden of Mirth
King Midas Sound: Waiting for You
King Oliver: 1923
Cinquecento: Vaet: Missa Ego Flos Campi
Nadja: Autopergamene
Bernarda Fink: Bach - Kantaten für Alt
Belong: October Language
Ratas de Vaticano: Tiempos de Austeridad
Willie Wright: telling the truth
The Body: All the Waters of the Earth Shall Turn to Blood
Googoosh: s/t
Bjork: Biophilia
Pandit Pran Nath: Earth Groove: The Voice of Cosmic India
Charanjit Singh: Ten Ragas To a Disco Beat
Charley Patton: The Complete Recorded Works

Books Read From:

Ed. Janet Brody Esser: Behind the Mask in Mexico

Thursday, January 26, 2012

January 25, 2012 Listening & Reading List



Jan 25, 2012

Records Listened To:

Weedeater: Jason the Dragon
Motor City Drum Ensemble : Love EP
KWJAZ: KWJAZ cassette [Brunch Groupe 01]
John Luther Adams: Red Arc / Blue Veil
Midnight: Satanic Royalty
Anne-Sophie Mutter; André Previn: Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Serenades, Etc.
Kronos Quartet & Wu Man: Terry Riley: The Cusp Of Magic
Pictureplan: Thee Physical
Weedeater: God Luck & Good Speed
Jim O'rourke-Akira Sakata-YOSHIMIO: Hagyou
Cough: Sigillum Luciferi
Troum: Sigqan
Fucked Up: Singles Collection



Books Read From:

Jennifer Moxley: Imagination Verses
Tomaz Salamun: The Four Questions of Melancholy
Jean-Patrick Manchette: Three to Kill

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 24, 2012 Listening & Reading List



Jan 24, 2012

Records Listened To:

Weedeater: Jason the Dragon
v/a: Jess & Crabbe present Bazzerk: African Digital Dance
Engine Down: Demure
Black Vomit: Jungle Death
Nicolas Bernier: Les Arbres
Gérard Grisey: Les espaces acoustiques



Books Read From:

Maurice Blanchot: Madness of the Day
Fanny Howe: Come and See
Barbara Mauldin: Masks of Mexico

Tuesday, January 24, 2012



Jan 22, 2012

Records Listened To:

Sutekh Hexen: Luciform
The Mountain Goats: All Eternals Deck
Deuter: Aum
International Contemporary Ensemble: Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony & String Quartet
Maria Minerva: Cabaret Cixous
Blues Control & Laraaji: FRKWYS Vol. 8
Myrmyr: Fire Star
Tragedy: Vengeance
Karen Dalton: It's So Hard To Tell Who's Going To Love You The Best
willie wright: telling the truth
Bonnie Prince Billy: Wolfroy Goes to Town
Aethenor: Betimes Black Cloudmasses


Books Read From:

Ryunosuke Akutagawa: Kappa
Maurice Blanchot: Vicious Circles



Jan 23, 2012

Records Listened To:

Bastard Priest: Ghouls Of The Endless Night
Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me

Books Read From:

Maurice Blanchot: Vicious Circles
Nick Flynn: The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands
Eduoard Glissant: Poetic Intention