Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Matsudaira Yoritsune

A friend gave me this record a long time ago, but I've never known the name of the composer until now. Been playing this on loop, preparing for imaginary journey across desert.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Vlčí bouda (Wolf's Lair)

YES! This movie is great. An 80s offering by the wonderful Věra Chytilová. Starts off as a teen ski movie then turns into John Carpenter's The Thing. Cautionary tale for Vermonters.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sretanje / Encounters

Finally found this in an old email. Thank you Catherine from Plastic Moonrise for telling me about this movie!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sinjin's grandpa brought this children's book and a few others back from Taiwan. Sinjin loves looking at the pictures!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Plastic Moonrise

Super excited for upcoming release by Plastic Moonrise. Beautiful concrete poems, lullabies and sonic acrostics for all you children of Alice out there. I love how it's all whispered like a secret, like only you are meant to hear it. Tick Tocks the Clock features cassette of mini-LP Tripping the Skipping Rope plus bonus tracks and poetry fanzine. Need this! Bandcamp/Soundcloud.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Men Become Civilized

Men Become Civilized (Cambridge UP, 1969).

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lisa Larson

Nice photos from this lovely Japanese book on Swedish ceramicist Lisa Larson.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ad Hoc Ice Cream Committee

Happy Spring sun music, Ariel Pink forerunners, home tapers, Scarlett Johansson as Scottish alien, the long neglected pop element to this blog...

Rockin' Ramrods - Bright Lit Blue Sky
Doug Hream Blunt - Gentle Persuasion
Hailu Mergia - 3
НИИ Косметики - Оборотень Лис
Monoton - Circle
Geneviève Bujold - Act of the Heart (film clip)
Lives of Angels - Imperial Motors
Peter Stenshoel - Lo The Land of Wonders Permeates the Very
Kha-Ym - Georges
Georg Deuter - Pearls (glittering - continuous flow)
Chandra - Subways
A.C. Marias - Our Dust
Mica Levi - Love (Under the Skin OST)
Melodic Energy Commission - Scientific
Men in Black - Knight's Gambit
Nico - One More Chance
Robert Turman - Radius


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Chung Eun Mo

Cool feature on Chung Eun Mo in the latest Apartamento. Check out the net presence. I love this school mural.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Gamelan Son of Lion

Gamelan Son of Lion is a gamelan composers' collective based in New York, founded in 1976. Barbara Benary built most of these instruments herself out of steel keys, food cans and hubcaps (!) They did two Folkways LPs. First one is so good (haven't heard vol. 2). There's another Folkways gamelan LP called West Meets East that is also really good.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Learn to Fold - Fold to Learn

Janet Abbott, Learn to Fold - Fold to Learn (California State Department of Education, 1970).

Friday, April 4, 2014

Ilektrikos angelos (1981)

Flute a bec & percussions

Memories of last Thursday: lunch at Ferry building then hopped on bus for quick record shopping excursion, without baby, to Amoeba Records. Heaven. Looking for Benjamin Britten records and found a crap one but also came up with this...

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Handcraft Face

While we were delayed at JFK we bought this at the Muji store. Comes with lots of stickers to put on the faces.