October 22, 2011
Banned Rehearsal 570 - Banned Rehearsal
Karen Eisenbrey, Aaron Keyt, Anna K, Neal Meyer, and me participating. This session dates from April of 2000. We called it Gradus ab Parnassum in possibly bad Latin. It wakes itself mostly into the upper spectral ambit with low frequencies entering later. It settles after about 10 minutes into a place that just doesn't gel, but which is nevertheless a pretty interesting collection of sound. I got to thinking about some of the ways that our knowledge of the social history of an artifact affects our perception of it. Knowing that a recording was made on the spot without prior restraints beyond our past of social and musical interaction frees us from trying to discover the intent of its maker as a single utterance, and allows us to focus on how multiple utterances interact on the fly, without any of them knowing where it is headed. It ends with bells.
Sounds of the Underbrush 2/28/2005 - Track 8 - Jim Knodle, Mike Marlin, and Tom Swafford (I think)
Deliciously lyrical, warm and folksy
Man of My Dreams/Be Like You - Shaprece
Extraordinarily sophisticated arrangements that play with the sound and surface of sound. As lush as it gets it is always intricate and transparent.
October 23, 2011
A Married Man's Blues - Wade Ward [from Allen Lowe's Really The Blues]
The interaction between downbeat and pickup is to die for, like Schumann with a wicked twist.
Piano Breakdown - Frank Melrose [from Allen Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]
The vinylscratchysound provides a worthy and sophisticated percussion track to this.
Harlem Air Shaft - Duke Ellington [from Allen Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]
I Forgot To Remember To Forget - Elvis Presley [from Sunrise]
Tonight's The Night - The Shirelles [from The Shirelles Anthology, Rhino Records]
bump sh' bump. oh yeah.
Microphones up close to the action, all sorts of odd rumbly sounds exude from the piano's inner workings.
She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain - Maude Thacker [from Art Rosenbaum's The Art of Field Recording volume 1]
October 27, 2011
Banned Rehearsal 25 - Banned Rehearsal
|Banned Rehearsal in 1985|
In Session at the Tintinabulary
October 24, 2011
Banned Rehearsal 801 - Banned Rehearsal
Present and making noise were Karen, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Meyer, and me.
October 25, 2011
Your Mother Should Know - recording The Day You Deleted Me
Neal made an attempt at a cornet track, and then we got two vocal tracks. On to the mix!
October 22, 2011
Lovesick Empire, Thee Emergency, Mudhoney, Hot Bodies In Motion - at Neumos, Seattle
|Hot Bodies In Motion (standing still)|