Sun, 30 January 2011
Listen Ability Rating: If the sound of acapella voices, beautifully mangled guitars and various ruminations on the occult grabs your fancy than this podcast is for you.
This episode starts out with the sounds of Bill Orcutt and Sad News from Korea, this is off of A New Way To Pay Old Debts, released in 2009 and just re released on CD. "It's an intense set of raw, blues-influenced songs that sound heavier than most of the guitar records in your collection put together!!"
From here we transition to Obscure #5 - Voices and Instruments - , which was released on Brian Eno's Obscure Records label in 1976. This record exists only on out of print vinyl and in the digital domain of downloadableness. It is a very quiet and beautiful record, featuring three compositions by Jan Steele on one side, and five compositions by John Cage on the other side. We heard Forever and Sunsmell [lyrics by E. E. Cummings, vocals by Carla Bley].
Next up is Zoo by Larry Wendt. He started his creative artistic activities in the mid 70s focusing on creating text-sound compositions. His works are widely represented in various radio programs and performances in different countries.
To close out the cast we were treated to Ribble Bobbie Pimlico by Kurt Schwitters. Performed by Die Schwindlinge.