Words

slow down, talk less, listen more

It’s OK to telephone the island that is a mirage.
It’s OK to listen to the gray voice.
Iron ore is honey to the thunder.
It’s OK to live by your own code.

Tomas Tranströmer – (from) After a Long Dry Spell

A (Baker’s) Dozen Favorites from 2021

Another year flown by but plenty of fine recordings were released to help us savor the moments. Here (in no particular order) are some that really resonated with me

  • Rudy Adrian – As Dusk Becomes Night
  • Innesti – Drifting
  • Adrian Lane – Slow Autumn at My Window
  • Lars Leonhard – Night Sky
  • Loneward – Pure
  • Loscil – Clara
  • Macrogramma – Il Mio sogno e di avere i poteri elettrici
  • Marconi Union – Signals
  • Lorenzo Masotto – i=r
  • Joachim Spieth – Ousia
  • Tapes and Topographies – In Muted Forms
  • Warmth – The Darkest Place
  • zake & City of Dawn – A Sorrow Unrequited

For a complete list of my audio meanderings check my history on Bandcamp.

Favorite Recordings from 2020

Although 2020 was a very tough year, there was no shortage of fine recordings to help us through.

My favorites

  • Merrin Karras – Silent Planet
  • Alva Noto – Xerrox vol 4
  • Innesti – Parenthetical
  • Steve Roach – Tomorrow
  • Glasbird – Novaya Zemlya

These fine recordings from 2020 are also worth a deep listen:

  • Tapes and Topographies – A Pulse of Durations
  • 36 & zakè – Stasis Sounds For Long​-​Distance Space Travel
  • Music for Sleep – Sound Installation For Empty Rooms
  • Seabuckthorn – Other Other
  • Off Land – Drone Variations vol V
  • Tapes and Topographies – Inoculations
  • Innesti – Apperception
  • anthéne – collide
  • anthéne – infinity lines
  • Polaroid Notes – Ghost Sounds
  • Chris Abrahams – Appearance
  • Michel Banabila – Translations
  • William Ryan Fritch – Solidum