Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Thoughts of the Day #3/2016: Claude Debussy (1) / Sounds of the Day #23/2016: Aluk Todolo (7), Sheik Anorak (1)

 Listen to the words of no man,
Listen only to the sound of the winds
and the waves of the sea.

- Claude Debussy

A new
Aluk Todolo 
out now

Aluk Todolo - Voix (2016)

Plus some nice tunes
by Sheik Anorak

Sheik Anorak - Or (2015)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Thoughts of the Day #3/2016: Po Chu-i (1) / Background Sounds #12/2016 Pye Corner Audio (3,4,5)

The Harp

I lay my harp on the curved table,
Sitting there idly, filled only with emotions.
Why should I trouble to play ?
A breeze will come and sweep the strings.

- Po Chu-i

Plus new stuff from the UK-project
Pye Corner Audio

Pye Corner Audio - Mynce Pye II (2015)

Pye Corner Audio - Dystopian Vector Part III (Serfin' Safari) (2015)

Pye Corner Audio - Eaten from the Inside (2014)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Thoughts of the Day #2/2016: Martin Heidegger (19)

 Martin Heidegger

"Der Unter-Schied ist das Ereignis des Brauchs, der das Wesen des Menschen in die Schonung der Enteignis zum Ratsal verwendet.
Das Ereignis des Brauchs ist die Vergessenheit des Ratsals."

-Martin Heidegger, 
Der Unter-Schied ist

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sounds of the Day #12/2016: The Bunyip Moon (1) / Kevin Drumm (8,9,10)

The Bunyip Moon

Kevin Drumm - Tannenbaum

Kevin Drumm - Imperial Distortion

Kevin Drumm - Twinkle Toes

Noise Admiration's Favorites 2015 
Posted on 5. February 2016


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Thoughts of the Day #2/2016: Nikolas Tesla / Sounds by Bill Orcutt (7,8,9, 10, 11, 12)

"If you want to find the secrets of the universe,
think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration".
- Nikolas Tesla

Bill Orcutt - Live at Trans-Pecos 2015 - A

Bill Orcutt - Live at Trans-Pecos 2015 - B

Bill Orcutt - Live at Trans-Pecos 2015 - C

Bill Orcutt & Circuit des Yeux - Live in Brooklyn 2015

Orcutt, Corsano, Lee, Live at the Lab 2015

Orcutt, Giovando, Nace - Live at the Lab 2015

Friday, February 5, 2016

Noise Admiration's Best of 2015

No hierarchies implied here, says Droopy , only pure admiration !
Only a list - in a random order, numbers are included only for the sake of legibility !
A big thanks to all my readers, listeners, members, contactors and visitors of my blog !
It is highly appreciated ! Dear artists - it was an exiting year with your soundworlds ...

(1) Favorite Artists 2015
1. The Quash Wagon Reclusion
2. The Julia Sound
3. The Blunder of a Horse
4. Neil Michael Hegarty and the Howling Hex
5. Desmadrados Soldados de Ventura
6. Absurde
7. Tom Carter
8. Alvarius B 
9. Sammartano
10. Tashi Dorji
11. Pedestrian Deposit
12. Weasel Walter
13. Sound Awakener
14. Noordwiijk
15. Peter Brötzmann
16. Matthew Bower
17. Keiji Haino
18. Lauren Chasse
19. Slomo
20. Black Sun Roof
21. Thierry Müller
22  Head Dress
23. German Army
24  Forests
25. Granite Mask
26. Bitchin' Bajas
27. Anthroprophh
28. Raajmahal
29. Pye Corner Audio
30. Zombi
31. Li Jianhong
32. Hijokaidan
33. Jojo Hiroshige
34. Deathstench
35. Phurpa
36. .es

(2) Favorite Releases 2015
1. The Quash Wagon Reclusion - Introducing: A-Question-of-Will T'retett (Bandcamp 2015)
2. The Quash Wagon Reclusion - A Room with Tempered Walls.(Bandcamp 2015)
3, The Blunder of a Horse - Mystery Manta.(Bandcamp 2015)
4. The Blunder of a Horse - Zooanthrophi.(Bandcamp 2015)
5. The Julia Sound - Post-Creation. (Bandcamp 2015)
6. es.- Senses Complex (Nomart 2015)
7. Sara et al. - Tinctura (Nomart 2015)
8. Neil Michael Hegarty and the Howling Hex - The Hildreth Tapes (Golden Lab 2013)
9. Tom Carter - Long Time Underground (Three Lobed 2015)
10. Caught on Tape / Corsano - Bishop - Orcutt - Parallelograms (Three Lobed 2015)
11. Alvarius B - Sir Richard Bishop - If you don't like it.... Don't (Three Lobed 2015)
12. Desmadrados Soldados de Ventura - Clifton Park, Vol. 1/2 (LP, Bandcamp 2015)
13. Ramleh - Circular Time (Crucial Blast 2015)
14. Ilitch - 10 Suicides (Re-issue 1980/2013)
15. Ilitch - Periodikmindtrouble (reissue 1978/2015)
16. Tashi Dorji / Marisa Anderson - Karma Lata (Footfalls Records 2015)
17. Laddio Bollocko - Live and Unreleased 1997-2000 (Bandcamp 2015)
18. Mamman Sani - Unreleased Tapes 1981-1984 (Sahelsounds 2015)
19. Sammartano - Low Pitched Italy (Black Moss 2015)
20. Hijokaidain - Emergency Stairway to Heaven  (Cold Spring 2015)
21. Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Some Historical Shrines of 1934 (Bandcamp 2015)
22. Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - The Day 1982 Contaminated 1971 (Bandcamp 2015)
23. Frank Rosaly - Malo (Utech Records 2015)
24. Burning Tree - North Hex (Utech Records 2015)
25. Byron Westbrook - Precipices (Root Strata 2015)
26. Peter Brötzmann & Kontrukt - Dolunay (Holiday Records 2015)
27. Chris Corsano & Pak Yan Lau - Asbestos and little Rain (Les Ateliers Claus 2016)
28. Grant Evans - Brittle / Reflection / Silent Refusal / Juvenilia (Bandcamp 2015)
29. Coppice - Matches & Cores / Eruct  (Futurevessel 2015)
30. Toy.bizarre - kdi dctb 278 (Semperflorens 2015)
31. Ernest Gibson - Pastoral IV (Bandcamp 2014)
32. Frank Bretschneider - Isolation (L-NE 2015)
33. Kostis - The Jail's a Fine School (Missippi Records 1930/2015)
34. Berber Ox - Communication with the Interior (Cave Recordings 2015)
35. Keith Rowe & John Tilbury - Enough Still Not to Know (Sofa Label 2015)
36. Noordwiijk - Sailor Boy II (Jeunesse Cosmique 2015)
37. Ryoko Akama & Bruno Duplant - Immobilité (Notice Records 2015)
38. Masahiko Togashi & Masayuki Takayanagi - Zojoji Conceet No.13 (1983, LP 2015)
39. Joshua Burkett - Gold Cosmos (2001 , re-issue 2015)
40. Tlaotlon - Natural Devices (World Memory 2015)
41. Sabisha Friedberg & Peter Edwards - The Hant Variance (Issue Room 2015)
42. Henry Kaiser & Ray Russell - The Celestial Squid (Cuneiform 2015)
43. German Army - Tapes, Tapes and Tapes ... from 2015
44. Jason Lescalleet & Justin Meyers - The White Page (Glistening Examples 2015)
45. JFK - La bàs 1987-1992 (2014)
46. Valerio Tricoli - Miseri Lares (Pan 2014)
47. Afrikan Sciences - The Image (Boiler Room Debuts 2015)
48. Moniek Darge & Graham Lambkin - Indian Soundies (Penultimate Press 2014)
49. Aaron Dilloway / Jason Lescalleet - Popeth (Glistening Examples 2015)
50. Sound Awakener - September Traveler (2015)
51. Manuel Mota - Rck (Dromos Records 2012)
52. Brötzmann - Haino - O'Rourke - Two City Blues 2 (Trost Records 2015)
53. Chris Corsano Mette Rasmussen Duo - All the Ghosts at Once (Relative Pitch 2015)
54. John Duncan Jim O'Rourke - Yeah (Ideal Recordings 2014)
55. Sick Llama - Surrounded by Gold and Death (Premier Sang 2014)
56. Forest - Dead Species (Bandcamp 2015)
57 Head Dress - Recordings for Ensoniq Fizmo Vol. 1 (Bandcamp 2015)
58. Bitchin' Bajas - Vibraquatic (Captcha Records 2012)
59. Anthroprophh - U.F.O. (Captcha Records 2015)
60. Expo 70 - Kinetic Tones (Oaken Palace Records 2015)
61. Other Matter - Probes (Improviseds Beings 2015)
62. Deathstench / Phurpa- Evoking Shadows of Death (Black Plague /Malignant 2016)

(3) Album of the Year 2015

(4) HNW-projects of the Year 2015
1. Clive Henry
2. Absurde
3. Flood
4. Vomir
5. Black Matter Phantasm
6. Nascitari
7. Gesis

(5) Main Discoveries 2015
1. Desmadrados Soldados de Ventura
2. Neil Michael Hegarty and the Howling Hex
3. Thierry Müller
4. Weasel Walter
5. Grant Evans
6. Kenny Millions
7. Berber Ox
8. Asmus Tietchens
9. Departmentstore Santas
10. Doug Hream Blunt
11. Andrew Weathers Ensemble
12. Notice Records
13. Coppice
14. Michale Pisaro
15. Tlatolon
16. Discordian Community Ensemble
17. Scott Tuma
18. Else Marie Pade
19. Afrikan Sciences
20. Stephen Cornford
21. Nicolas Bernier
22. Hossein Alizadeh
23. Harry Bertoia
24. Yan Jun
25. Aki Onda
26. Sound Awakener
27. Nonhorse
28. Akira Sakata
29. Costin Miereanu
30. Jason Kahn
31. Monoton
32. Total Control
33. John Duncan
34. Forests
35. Granite Mask
36. Other Matter
37. Michael Morley / Gate

(6) Life-Savers and/or other antidotes 2015

1. Martin Heidegger
2. Morton Feldman
3. Paul de Man
4. Tom Cohen
5. James Joyce.
6. John Barth (main discovery "fiction",)
7. Friedrich Hölderlin
8. Walter Benjamin
9. Jacques Derrida

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sounds of the Day #11/2016: Final Cop (1) / German Army (9) / Crimini D'Odio (1) / GRØN (1) / Umanzuki (1) / Metzengerstein (1) / Virtual Forest (1)

Final Cop - Castaway Lakota (2015)

German Army - Kalash Tirich Mir (2015)

Crimini D'Odio - Mise en abyme (2015)

GRØN - Indland (2015)

Umanzuki - Porta (2015)

Metzengerstein - Alchemy to our Days (2015)

Virtual Forest - Unconscious is the Processing of Perception (2015)

A bunch of nice nerd-tronics
from the awesome labels 
Yerevan Tapes, Dub Ditch Picnic

Noise Admiration's Favorites 2015 
Posting on 5. February 2016


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sounds of the Day #10/2016: Jean-Luc Marion (12,13) // Tandaapushi (1) / Gordon Ashworth (1,2,3,4 )

 Jean-Luc Marion - Les limites de la phénoménalité

 Jean-Luc Marion - Les limites de la phénoménalité
Discussion XII/2015

Plus some real sounds
Tandaapushi & Gordon Ashworth

Taandapushi (Album 2014)

Gordon Ashworth - The one you love and cannot trust (2015)

Gordon Ashworth - Tree of Heaven (2015)

Gordon Ashworth - S.T.L.A. (2014)

Gordon Ashworth - Public Loops Volume One (2013)

Gordon's blog 

Noise Admiration's Favorites 2015 
Posting on 5. February 2016


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Thoughts of the Day #1/2016: Martin Heidegger (18)

Martin Heidegger

" Das Ereignis liegt nicht hinter dem Geviert als dessen treibendes Tragendes.
Das Geviert entfaltet seine Vierfalt aus dem Ereignis in die Enteignis.


Daher lässt sich weder unmittelbar fragen nach dem Geviert ohne Entwachen in das Ereignis; noch, was dasselbe ist, lässt es sich als metaphysischer Bereich vor-stellen."

- Martin Heidegger, Ereignis und Ge-Viert

Noise Admiration's Favorites 2015 
Posting on 5. February 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Video of the Day #14/2016: Alain Badiou (27, 28) / Sounds of the Day #13/2016: Deathstench - Phurpa (1) / Tom Carter (4) / Orcutt - Corsano - Bishop - Caught on Tape (1)

Alain Badiou - Sur Platon (2014)

Alain Badiou - Penser les meurtres de masse. À partir des meutres de masse du Novembre 13 (2015)

Plus the preview for this sensational
Deathstench - Phurpa
"Evoking Shadows of Death"
out in February on Black Plague

And the always essential

Brent Sirota writes in this awesome text:
"A man in a crisis, Faulkner once wrote, always falls back upon what he knows best. Three summers ago, Brooklyn-via-Houston guitarist Tom Carter was in crisis. On tour in Europe with his pioneering psych-folk unit Charalambides, Carter was stricken with pneumonia, complications from which impelled doctors in Berlin to place him in a medically induced coma. Family members, bandmates and lovers of otherworldly music everywhere watched and waited during the six weeks Tom spent in the intensive care unit and the additional month in a rehabilitation facility. Sighs of relief were exhaled throughout the worldwide warrens of underground music when Tom finally returned to New York in August 2012, convalescent. (The incredible 99-track compilation Deserted Village released the following year to help defray Carter’s medical expenses plays like an almanac of global head music.) The steady stream of outstanding recorded music Tom Carter has released over the last two years, both solo and collaborative, suggests a man more than returned to form—falling back on what he knows best, but somehow better. 

Tom Carter’s new solo album, Long Time Underground, is nothing short of stunning. While Carter shrugs off suggestions that Long Time Underground represents some sort of sea change in his approach to making music, this (along with its companion post-illness release, Numinal Entry, on Halatern) comprises his first solo work this decade. Long Time Underground, moreover, is the first solo studio recording Carter has ever done. 

Long Time Underground is almost unsettling in its purity. A collection of fractal guitar études, the album is comprised mostly of composed material—some of which was written in the studio, some worked out in performance over the past few years. Each song was set down live without overdubs, and the result is an almost confessional intimacy. The sprawling side-long opener ‘August is All’ begins in a kind of languorous humidity, Carter’s bell-like guitar chiming against a scrim of cicada song and building to a storm of jagged heat lightning before subsiding again. Carter’s guitar is painting landscapes here, conjuring a panorama in such vivid colors and textures that one is happy to idle there for a time. ‘Entreaertne’ is an electric prayer, set against the harmonium-like breathing Carter somehow elicits from his guitar. The bluesy, cascading dirge of “Carvedilol Cowboy” has just enough swagger to almost count as rock and roll. The luminous “Prussian Book of the Dead” slowly transmutes a hopeful, hymn-like progression into bright, buzzing angelic noise. (The song’s title, with its intimations of mortality in Berlin, promises something radiant, if not quite human, awaiting us all on the other side.) The album closes with an older song, “Colors for N,” an earlier version of which appeared on Carter’s 2007 Whispers to Infinity CD-R, a barbed wire song of devotion. 

No one even passingly familiar with Tom Carter’s past work will be terribly surprised by the breathtaking musical talent displayed on Long Time Underground. Although even long time fans may be startled by the sheer completeness of the worlds Carter manages to summon with a single guitar recorded in real time. The shock, I think, is the emotional clarity of the work. The album eschews the searching, exploratory (sometimes aimless) quality typical of latter-day psychedelia because it always seems so assured of precisely where it is headed. This may, of course, be attributable to the predominance of composed over improvised material on Long Time Underground. But it may also be the emotional groundedness of a man long detained from friends and loved ones and so possessed of immensely richer sense of home. As aesthetically and emotionally complete a musical experience as you are likely to have all year, Long Time Underground is simply the work of man, mortal but still illuminated. 

-Brent S. Sirota-

And this gem of a record
Caught on Tape / Corsano-Orcott-Bishop
released XII/2015

Thurston Moore, Alan Bishop, Bill Orcutt, John Moloney, and Chris Corsano are five of the most uncompromising and visionary voices to emerge out of the last quarter century of American underground rock. It is an honor to capture all of these artists within the confines of a single album for this raucous and boundary-free volume of Three Lobed Recording’s Parallelogram series. Thurston Moore and John Moloney’s Caught on Tape project presents a side-long deconstruction of “Ono Soul.” Freed from the constraints of being a three minute and change “pop” song from Moore’s 1995 classic “Psychic Hearts,” the track uses the original material to bookend a roller coaster of squall, feedback, and the intuitive exchange between Moore and Moloney. The Bishop/Orcutt/Corsano side reflects one of the only two ever performances as a trio of these underground luminaries. Proof that like kinds will always eventually drift to each other, the charging and lurching energy that crackles through their set proves without a doubt the depth of the connection between the three performers. The set of improvisations wraps up with “Politician,” easily the most incendiary and twisted Cream cover ever set to tape. Both sides of this album were recorded during some of the day shows Three Lobed assembled during the last several years at the Hopscotch Music Festival. 

The Parallelogram collection originated in the particular magic that comes from finding the *right* musical pairing. We’ve all experienced the perfect song at the perfect time and know how electrifying it can be. The set and setting that combine to make those jukebox choices, mix tapes, or playlists really work can be so hard to define, but easy to identify once they are out there in the wild. Part of the fun for Three Lobed Recordings has always been trying to divine the alchemy of pairings that work to our ears. These efforts have time and time again taken the form of collections and collaborations, both as multi-volume releases (ranging from the trio of multi-disc series to the Not The Spaces You Know, But Between Them box set) and single albums (such as the collaborative albums from Golden Gunn or the Hagerty-Toth Band to the Eight Trails, One Path compilation). With this thought in mind, Three Lobed proudly presents Parallelogram, a collection of five carefully assembled split albums celebrating complementary musical pairings.
released December 11, 2015 

Thurston Moore – guitar, vocals 
John Moloney – drums 
Recorded and mixed live by Jonas Blank at the Three Lobed Recordings / WXDU Hopscotch Music Festival Day Show held at King’s Barcade in Raleigh, NC, on September 6, 2013. 

Alan Bishop – bass, vocals 
Bill Orcutt –guitar 
Chris Corsano – drums 
Recorded live by Jonas Blank at the Three Lobed Recordings / WXDU Hopscotch Music Festival Day Show held at King’s Barcade in Raleigh, NC, on September 7, 2012. Stem mastering by Patrick Klem.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Video of the Day #13/2016: Alain Badiou (25, 26) / Sounds of the Day #4/2016: Uhushuhu (1,2,3)

Alain Badiou - Mathématique, Esthétiques, Arts (2011)

Alain Badiou - Cinema and Philosophy.
What's the status of Badiou's "Life of Plato" (2015)

Plus awesome Drones from Russia
by Uhushuhu

Uhushuhu- Geoscience (2015)

Uhushuhu - Onega (2015)

Uhushuhu - Long Songs for Pleasant Hearing (2014)

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Video of the Day #12/2016: Glenn Branca (3) / Slavoj Zizek (15, 16) / Yannis Varoufakis (1) / Bernard Stiegler (17,18,19)

Glenn Branca - Lesson No. 1 (1980)

Slavoj Zizek - Where Hegel wasn't Hegelian Enough: Sex, Rabble, and Revolution (2011)

Slavoj Zizek, Europe is Kaput, Long live Europe ! (2015)

Bernard Stieger, Le WEB dans l'anthropocène (2015)

Bernard Stiegler - Seminaire 2015

Bernard Stiegler - Seminaire 2015

Friday, January 29, 2016

Clouds / Sounds of the Day #3/2016: Black Mecha (1) / Mortal Bodies (1) / Oil Thief (1) / Nascitari (1)

Hello darkness,
my old friend ....

Black Mecha - AA (2015)
A Side-Project of Wold
On LP - The Death of Rave

Mortal Bodies - Hostile Encounters (2015)
Darktronics from L.A:
(side project of one member of Granite Mask)

Oil Thief -  Obsolescence & Monality (2015)

Nascitari - Out To The Great Silence (2015)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Droopy reads / Some more Alvarius B. & Sir Richard Bishop (5,6,7) / Marta Mist (1) / Absurde (3) /

Plus the always so so magic 
Alvarius B., Sir Richard Bishop,
and Sun City Girls

Alvarius B. - Sorban Palid (2015)

Alvarius B. / Sir Richard Bishop
"If You Don't Like It ! .... Don't !" (2014)

Sun City Girls - Torch of the Mystics (1989/2015)
Essential re-issue

Plus the essential
Marta Mist "Scavengers"
on Time Released Sounds &
Time Sensitive Sounds

Plus some HNW
by the french duo 

Absurde - Kinkaku-ji (2015)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Video of the Day #12/2016: Gilles Deleuze (1) / Bernard Stiegler (25) / Timothy Morton (4, 5) / Timothy Morton - Olafur Eliasson (1,2)

Gilles Deleuze - Félix GuattariVincennes 1975/76

Bernard Stiegler - Les Apprentissages de cette époque
talk 1.XII.2015

Voices of Urgency #4:
Homero Aridjis, Ko Un, and Timothy Morton

Timothy Morton - Humankind
A Talk (2015)

Timothy Morton 
talks with Olafur Eliasson

A different "right"-shirt Timothy Morton 
talks with Olafur Eliasson II
but he uses the word right right :) :)