Thursday, February 9, 2012

some of the talks from last year's Off the Page festival; I'll be at this year's Feb 24-26, talking on Saturday 25th about the work of David Toop

Talk: Kodwo Eshun discusses ten paragraphs of music criticism from Sound and Music on Vimeo.

Green Gartside and Mark Fisher on politics and music from Sound and Music on Vimeo.

In Conversation: Robert Wyatt from Sound and Music on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

seen this on second-hand shelves for decades but was moved to pick it up only recently... out of a mix of curiosity and solidarity ("New Music"... yes the concept did in fact exist in common parlance, people didn't in fact believe that "music has always been about recycling", they thought it could and would and was going into uncharted territory in a multitude of directions)... a mine of information this (obscure labels, cassette-only releases) as well as an attempt at aesthetic map-making... mandatory bedside reading for D. Lopatin, S. Hauschildt, J. Elliott, M.McGuire and whoever Crystal Vibrations is, surely