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Messages - Mark Mushet

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 10, 2011, 10:31:38 AM »
I finally have my DVD player hooked up to the main sound system ... which allows me to play....

SOMNIUM!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 30, 2011, 07:16:39 PM »

- Roedelius : Jardin Au Fou

Is there anything happier than Fou Fou! This album is a perennial favourite.

Yes! Have been collecting all the re-masters of his late 70s, early 80s work.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 28, 2011, 10:01:41 PM »
Various Artists (including Eluder and Loscil) - Only Light to Clear Away

A very cheap download benefit compilation for Japan. I think every one of you will like it!

http://distancerecordings.bandcamp.com/

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Jewel Cases
« on: April 16, 2011, 03:28:36 PM »
My new one on Projekt is in a 4-panel ecowallet (no plastic), with a matte finish. I think this is part of Projekt's move away from the traditional jewel box.  Digipacks are nice, too, but you have to be careful not to ding them.

Having provided art for this lovely disc (and a few others in the format) I must say it's a favourite! Though the ultimate hybrid is the Japanese edition of "Ocean Fire" by Willits/Sakamoto. It's like an ecowallet/digipak with a normal spine width and a flawless and secure way of holding the disc in place that I've never seen elsewhere.

The issue of archival survival is rarely addressed. I fear my recent Darla discs using the recycled board for artwork will not fare well. Mind you, some old jewel cases are made of dodgy plastics and in one case, a CMP jazz disc's white plastic tray went yellow and affected the paper stock!

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Not much for me on facebook I'm afraid. My wife, for some reason, set me up with a facebook page a few months ago. After the initial novelty wore off  --about two days--  I rarely visit it.

Beware! You are probably being represented by a suite of goofy cat pictures!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 10, 2011, 11:19:46 AM »
Ben Fleury-Steiner - Keep a Weather Eye Open

Fitting the grey, windy wetness of an early coastal spring so far...

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I'm pretty much against anything that promotes shallow, facile, etc, social interactions.
And things that promote a dumb self-importance. Maybe its just me.

Yup. It's just you! ;)

FB is like anything else that is open to the public in that it well reflects societies weaknesses and strengths. Specific to the subject of writers, though, I must say that because I manage a literary/arts magazine's FB page, I see a lot of inappropriate spamming and clueless self-promotion that only serves to put us off. FB is not, primarily, a sales tool for writers.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 05, 2011, 10:24:13 PM »
Appreciate the Distant Shadows comment, Joe. Thanks  :)

I'm interested in this too. Will there be US/Canada distribution for hard copies?

And Darren, please let us know how Wire is in concert these days. They're here on the 14th!

np: Paolo Fresu / A Filetta Corsican Voices "Mistico Mediterraneo" on ECM

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Author James Ellroy (LA Confidential, Black Dahlia, etc.) decided he was fed up with Facebook and wrote this classic "goodbye" to FB.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1584245276&v=wall

Dear FB Friends,
Fuck Facebook!!!!! -- It has proven to be worthless as a book-selling device, and is nothing but a repository for perverts, reparation-seekers, old buddies looking for handouts, syphillitic ex-girlfriends looking for extra-curricular schlong and hack writers begging for blurbs. For those looking for the REAL Ellroy shit, go to my wigged-out website: JamesEllroy.net.
Sayonara, Motherfuckers!!!

Further proof that writers are self-satisfied, cheap, self-involved, blinkered and deluded chronic masturbators.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 22, 2011, 08:45:01 AM »

Jan Bang- ...and poppies from Kandahar (Samadhisound). 
Superb.  Really evokes the fourth world ambience tag and has some contributions
from Hassell as well.  Not much else out there from Bang that I can see.

I've seen him live with Nils Petter Molvaer so the Hassell thread makes sense. Will check this one out!

np: Bordeaux by Budd & Guthrie - oddly it's taking awhile to click with this one.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 07, 2011, 11:27:44 AM »
Biosphere - Polar Sequences

A mid-nineties live classic. Glad I found this at Seattle's Wall of Sound a few years ago.


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 05, 2011, 12:07:26 PM »
Brian McBride - The Effective Disconnect

Gorgeous.

Louis Sclavis - Napoli's Walls

An atypical release for him with an interesting assortment of musicians and treatments.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 15, 2010, 12:38:47 PM »
Stephan Micus - Bold as Light
Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Llyria

Both highly recommended!

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Silly Question on disagreeing vs. attacking
« on: December 13, 2010, 10:02:56 PM »

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 12, 2010, 11:37:34 PM »
Bernard Parmegiani - La Creation du Monde

And on the first day God said "Let there be electro-acoustic music to mimic my efforts in sound."


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Lovely! Needs its own full CD!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Brian Eno
« on: December 12, 2010, 12:58:54 AM »
Hmm. He's speaking here in January. I guess I should go.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sans Serif (Forrest Fang) update
« on: December 12, 2010, 12:57:05 AM »
I have completed a second Sans Serif project called "Unbound" that will be released on Projekt and has a tentative release date in May 2011.

And so far it's sounding delicious!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 07, 2010, 01:58:30 PM »
Exactly -- if you like 12k but you don't like minimalism, don't buy the Line sub-label stuff.

I'm just giving the Cortez another listen and I'm reminded of Discreet Music. It's quite lovely and soft. 

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 07, 2010, 10:19:17 AM »
That Scott Cortez disc on Line has been hard to get into.  Talk about MINIMAL.  If you're expecting a Cocteau Twins-like wash of flanged reverb drenched chords you're in for a surprise.  Even on headphones it's hard to hear the "music."  A disappointment.

The Line releases are all about minimal though. The Clive Wright is the antidote! Or a Robin Guthrie chaser! ;-)

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