Saturday, July 24, 2021

dub housing


(Bill Brandt, Rainswept Roofs, 1933)

“In Baltimore they had these row houses - we were driving through while on tour - and somebody said ‘oh, look dub housing” 

- Scott Krauss, Pere Ubu

Saturday, July 17, 2021

musique de bouche (Tazartès of noises)

 Sasha Frere-Jones on Ghédalia Tazartès in New Left Review blog Sidecar 

"He often said that his life as a musician began at the age of twelve, when his grandmother died. The story goes that Tazartès went into the woods, dug a hole, and then sang so loudly that the ducks on the lake began to shake

"‘My wife worked with him at Phydor, a biscuit factory’, [label boss Philippe] Conrath told me. ‘He would sing while he was loading the cookies onto a truck. I knew he was singing something very, very, very, very strange’. "

"My favourite of his albums, une éclipse totale de soleil, came out in 1983 on Cobalt. It has not softened over time. Singing and tape edits create an immersive bad trip over the course of two very long tracks, birdsong and rhythmic pips jump cutting to fried pulses and vorpal growls"

Thursday, July 15, 2021

száj zene (phonopoetica)


check out the piece in the August issue of The Wire by Louise Gray on Katalin Ladik's career and new release Water-Angels

Saturday, July 10, 2021

united united defeated divided


Frederic Rzewski RIP

the source for this?

Tuesday, July 6, 2021