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[Music] Spooky Tooth & Pierre Henry – Offering

I am well aware that some of my friends and colleagues hate this song, considering it near the bottom of Pierre Henry’s musical canon. So be it. The reason I’m featuring this tune, however, is for two reasons. First, it was my introduction to Henry’s work. I wasn’t much of a hard-rock guy, and Spooky …

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[Music] Martin Hannett’s lost Homage to Delia Derbyshire finally released on vinyl

Another debt of thanks is owed to the good Al Clark, who posted this treasure on another account. Martin Hannett is known as the producer who brought the best out of so many bands from Factory Records. He put together this paean to English musique concrete composer Delia Derbyshire, who did wonders for the BBC’s …

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[Music] Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh / Garth Knox – All Soundings Are True

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Garth Knox’s name is very familiar to me, as he was a member of the Arditti Quartet, whose interpretations of contemporary classical composers are flawless. Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is a new name, as is the instrument he’s performing on, the hardanger d’amore.

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[Music] Santiago Fradejas – Nila Taurica

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Santiago Fradejas’ album came as quite a surprise, not only to me, but to him. He’s a friend to this blog, and in my estimation, is among the most important young composers of the 21st Century, as well as being one hell of a fine guitarist. This new album came from an explosion of creativity …

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