Bob Dylan has outlasted everyone. It must be quite heavy to be the man who influenced almost everyone of note, and to watch so many of these acolytes pass away. Yet Bob still manages to release good music, and this nearly 17-minute opus proves it. Thanks to Jeff for letting me know about this. It […]
The first time I remember hearing this was at Aron’s Records, and I couldn’t quite wrap my mind what genre this album was. I suppose Rachel’s could be seen as a precursor to post-rock or a lot of the modern classical music coming from labels like Erased Tapes. This album remains gorgeous listening.
We beg your pardon for the long delay in posting. Dealing with a long and brutal quarantine both in China and now the Inland Empire has worn your scribe out a bit. Thankfully, the music resumes. Enjoy a brutal piece of work by Hüsker Dü this evening.
Ningen Isu (The Human Chair) are a metal band out of Hirosaki, Japan. I got a kick out of these guys for their imagery, their influences (which include Robert Fripp, Tommy Iommi and Judas Priest) and their rather unique costume choices.
Killing Joke, always ahead of the curve…
Ernst Stoltz performs music on the viola da gamba of legendary Irish tunesmith Turlough O’Carolan’s final work. Happy St. Patrick’s Day (yes, celebrated by Orthodox Christians as well) to my friends, and especially to those Patricks, Patricias and every other derivation of the name.
American composer Charles Wuorinen passed away a couple of days ago. Here is a sample of his compositional prowess, along with a rather well-done interview. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970 for the purely electronic piece, Time’s Encomium. Rest in peace, Charles.