Thursday, July 28, 2011
Great another weird record with no singing. Ha ha, this one is probably of interest to nerds only. Another one of those little Auvidis records for industry use in TV, film, etc. The concept is "time" and "clocks," which gets translated into a weird melange of after-school-special soft rock and field recordings of church bell changes, metronomes, water drops, cuckoo clocks, etc. An interesting companion piece for this. I would like to know what the other records are in the "serie vie des hommes."
Also... a cell-phone photo sent from my friend Ian in San Francisco where I will be for the next little while. Can't wait to see you!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Quick hello to share this clip of a recent documentary about the embattled Thamesmead housing development in London. Internet, why didn't you tell me about this earlier? Some amazing footage culled from lost public information films intended to spread the gospel about Thamesmead and the like. I've mentioned one of these films earlier, but I didn't know it starred Veruca Salt from the Gene Wilder version of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, as well as the redheaded Spencer Banks of Timeslip and Penda's Fen! Total celluloid bliss. And from the looks of the archive, it seems like there's loads more where that comes from.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The sleeve art/music synergy is strong with this one. In a weird way the music actually sounds like a sun-drenched, motionless boat on a shimmering sea. This album and an assortment of fruit-flavored Polar seltzer beverages have been helping me survive the insane heat and humidity lately. It's very pretty music, perhaps best experienced on a hot summer night after the sun has gone down. Among the flute and effects is some sort of hammered string instrument that suggests eastern lands on the horizon... Here's the main suite from side 2. Music by P. Lemel and E. Marving.