Independent Music Reviews & Music Label

What’s Spinning At Work Today? **UPDATE**

Cortney Tidwell’s – Boys:  A really interesting (and at times experimental) exploration of songwriting and sound.  This and her previous albums, one self-titled from 2005 and “Don’t Let The Stars Keep Us Tangled Up” from 2006 (with Kurt Wagner and William Tyler of Lambchop) have also resulted in some inventive remixes (by Hands Off Cuba) and videos.  Available from: http://www.cityslang.com/

Savvas Ysatis + Taylor Deupree’s – The Sleeping Morning:  A four track EP resulting from a 2007 collaboration.  Electro-acoustic, peaceful and recorded directly to multi-track with minimal editing.  The CD might still be available at some distributors, but a download is at: http://www.12k.com/ Try also…looks like the CD is still here: http://darla.com/

Lambchop’s – Damaged: Another in the canon of  calming beautiful works with delightful wordplay as in the opening track “Paperback Bible”.  Available at: http://www.mergerecords.com/

Gareth Dickson’s – Collected Recordings: After listening to Gareth’s latest album “Quite A Way Away” on the http://www.12k.com/ label, I hunted around for his previous work and found this, a collection of recordings from the previous five years on the http://driftingfalling.com/ label.

KORT’s – Invariable Heartache: This is actually the album that got me familiar with Cortney Tidwell’s solo work.  A great album of re-recorded songs that were once on the Chart record label (run by Cortney Tidwell’s grandfather, Slim Williamson).  Kurt Wagner of Lambchop is the collaborator, so Cort + Kurt = KORT.  You can get this album here: http://www.mergerecords.com/store/store_detail.php?catalog_id=846

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Afternoon Postscript:  OK, I was slow and missed the chance to get the original issues on CD and vinyl, so I settled for a 12k/iTunes download and burned CDs, so this is what’s on this afternoon:

Marcus Fischer – Monocoastal: I’m just listening for the first time as I type this.  A combination of field recordings, found sounds, harmonics and textures woven and inspired by Fischer’s wanderings up and down the west coast for 20 years.  This is Marcus Fischer’s website: http://unrecnow.com/dust/about

Taylor Deupree + Marcus Fischer – In A Place Of Such Graceful Shapes: This was originally issued as a small box with a CD and clear vinyl 7″.  It really looked beautiful and am sorry to have missed out on it.  More electro-acoustic heaven.  More about this album and both artists here: http://www.12k.com/index.php/site/releases/in_a_place_of_such_graceful_shapes

A video excerpt is here:

 

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