Archive for February 23, 2005

The French Heist (Charlie McAlister, Sidsel Endresson, and Lou Lou’s new blog)

So these are the highlights in today’s blog-a-thon

From David’s blog

Charlie McAlister
The Fucking End Is this new? Is this old? Who is this guy? Should I do more research? yes.

Sidsel Endresson British(?) vocalist, jazz based. some tracks remarkably effective, others sound like that Sizzla number where he sings over jazz standards (yeah dancehall is that weird). Links Western Wind BBC Recording

Bollywood Soundtrack
It’s everywhere these days, but come It’s good

David has apparently made friends with some new girl named Lou Lou. ahh how do these things happen? friends? Anyway, she’s got some nice tracks

unfotunately forget her web address, but it has a nice 1920s poster
of lou lou scantly sipping her drink in what I imagine is a “hot jazz club”

And this one… well it made the rounds I think. Found it on a japanese blog that in turn linked to an american blog than in turn linked to a bands website. Secrelt Canadain group, proves that sometimes Emo does get it right.
Cover of Bjork’s Unravel

February 23, 2005 at 9:10 pm 1 comment

Buffalo’s Sound Poetry Library

following up on my post of 3 seconds ago, my friend Matt found this sound poetry library on the same site. He recommends the Cunningham pieces.

Edit: I hate how this will posts twice on my RSS feed but whatever. Turns out the sound poetry archive is all up on Ubu web the venerable and some times controversial arhcive of the avant-garade. While your at this, this archive organizes everything into artist by last name and seems to have a few more links than the aspen folder:

February 23, 2005 at 7:45 pm Leave a comment

Buffalo’s Ethnic Music Library

I got a bunch of new stuff I just stole from David Fennech’s live journal (as usual), but David linked to a Buffalo sound library uf Inuit folk songs (which is amazing) and it turns out the whole site is accessible. Includes nuggets from Sabina (what culture or singer is this?), Sainkyho Namylack (the Russian based, Tuvan born improv vocalist), country from Slim (?) that’s amazing, strangely tonal music from Vietnamese children, Ningun?, and African-Indian sounding choral music from Indonesia called
Ketjack (this one is highly recommended), and mysteriously in the midst of all this ethnic primitvism pop super star Caetano Veloso. I guess including Sainkyho Namlack is kinda cheating too. Both artists use the foreign and ethnic as their basis for commenting on Euro-American traditions. Also, the inuit songs David posted are just amazing. Probably my favorite after the Ketjack stuff.

p.s. is it just me or do some of the smile outakes reminds of the Ketjack stuff?

February 23, 2005 at 7:22 pm Leave a comment


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