Monday, June 9, 2014

truly deserving of the term "curated" - #1 and #2

#1/  the first episode of Trunk TV: Title Sequences was a splendorific feat of cultural archaeology by Jonny Trunk, compiling intro sequences from British TV both visually and sonically stunning. Sadly it got taken down for its copyright material, so hasten to grab Episode 2

2/ probably the favourite things I've listened to this year, although the first selection was done four years ago, and the material itself is from the Eighties: Fairlights, Mallets and Bamboo- Fourth-world Japan, years 1980-1986, and Fairlights, Mallets and Bamboo Vol.2Hosted by Root Blog, compiled by Portland musician Spencer Doran, these sift superbly through what must be a vast hinterland of  post-Sakomoto/Hosono neo-geo ambient-tinged unclassifiableness. ("Prologue for Post-Modern Music" is one of the records excerpted).  Names like Yasuaki Shimizu,  Geinoh Yamashirogumi , Masahide Sakuma, Takashi Kokubo, Ichiko Hashimoto, Testpattern, D Day, Joe Hisaishi, Yoichiro Yoshikawa, Chakra, Koharu Kisaragi, Eitetsu Hayashi,  Mu Projekt...  Apart from the ex- YMO bods the only ones in the tracklists I recognise at all are Seigen Ono, After Dinner and Phew.  A Woebot-level undertaking of exploration, discovery and sharing of treasures.

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