h/t Letter of Recommendation via NYT
“The best image or metaphor I can give for it is a tapestry of sound: threads of sound that come and go and some that stay. Trying to expand oneself to include more and more of the field, I call inclusive listening. And then when something attracts your attention to focus in on, that’s exclusive listening. You can do both at once, actually. I have a lot of exercises and pieces that try to expose these different forms. And this is what we do in the Deep Listening retreat. Deep Listening is a process. I guess the best definition I could give is listening to everything all the time and reminding yourself when you’re not listening.”
Check out this great in-depth interview with Pauline Oliveros by Alan Baker of American Public Media
Ravi Coltrane re: his father’s ‘Interstellar Space’ LP.
“There’s a tune on Interstellar Space called ‘Leo,’ but the real title is ‘Leo Minor,’ after the constellation. And of course, it’s in a minor key, the key of E minor. … John had sort of devised a 12-tone system based on the planets and various star groupings.”
Via Rolling Stone
Note: This article is good stuff! Just added two albums to my wish list; original “Interstellar Space” and “Interstellar Space Revisited” ft Nels Cline.
h/t @New York Magazine
Wasn’t sure I was going to do this, for 2016, but ended up compiling this list for a friend earlier this month. Below are links to some of the things I’ve been listening to in last 6-12 months. Some of this has been posted previously here, by me. Not a ton of “new” hiphop but some…
Of particular note Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip in The Abstract and The Dragon and The Return of The Abstract and the Dragon
Konnichiwa the hottest grime album of last 12 months, via Skepta
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, giving a great NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
The chopped and screwed remix of Solange by DJ Auditory
Acapella Gucci Mane also with a NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
These Dominican rappers Whitest Taino Alive
A rinseFM tribute show to Prince
Gilberto Gil – MTV Unplugged 1994. Loved so much I bought on CD (for
like 1$) via Discogs
Some sick contemporary LA jazz (has done some work with Kendrick
Lamar). I have this on vinyl.
Finally, also been listening to some comedy at work occasionally.
Via a great oral history of Khanate published recently in CLRVYNT