buying one record reviewed in The Wire each month

(23rd July 2017, 00:00)Muttley Wrote: What aspect. Slurred cool temporal song poetry, or abrasive fuck everything antiestablishmentarianism.

both Smile

#402 shortlist:

Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski - Live, NYC (Feeding Tube)

Thomas Leer - 1979 (Dark Entries)

Madison Washington - Code Switchin’ (Def Presse)

Bill Orcutt - Bill Orcutt (Palilalia)

Jo Thomas - Sunshine Over Nimbus (Bandcamp)

Alan Vega - It (Fader Label)


belatedly busy on #403


Kshatriy on Spotify. 
Drone muzak

just found in November 98's version of the wire online in the archive with the Bjork cover a review of a dom release!

(30th September 2017, 08:43)Statto Wrote: belatedly busy on #403

just started that one again
and then I have four more issues to go through


I only stopped my subs because I could not keep up.
If I could firmly keep up with every Wire released regardless of time tackled I'd still fund them.

(15th January 2018, 11:07)Statto Wrote: and then I have four more issues to go through

make that five now


#403 shortlist:

Ryoko Akama - Places and Pages (Another Timbre)

Broken English Club - The English Beach (LIES)

Kemper Norton - Hungan (Bandcamp)

Maggi Payne - Crystal (Aguirre)

Reverorum Ib Malacht - Ter Agios Numini (The Ajna Offensive)


#404 shortlist:

AnD - Social Decay (Electric Deluxe)

Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - The Unlistening Place (The Helen Scarsdale Agency)

Kepla & DeForrest Brown Jr - Absent Personae (PTP)

Myra Melford Trio - Alive in the House of Saints Part 1 (hatART)

Sit Fast - Dowland & Benjamin: Seven Tears Upon Silence (Evidence)

James Blood Ulmer & The Thing - Baby Talk (Trost)


starting on #405 tomorrow, but I can say already that something is going to have to be astounding to top this...

Melaine Dalibert - Ressac (Another Timbre)

#405 shortlist:

Anji Cheung - Spirit as Creature (Utech)

Coma Cluster Void - Thoughts from a Stone (Translation Loss)

Melaine Dalibert - Ressac (Another Timbre)

Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas - The World of Captain Beefheart (Knitting Factory)

Raskovich - Science & Technology (Dead Cert) - Giuliano Sorgini


now working on #406 and then I'll be able to do my (belated) yearlong subversion 15 list Smiley

Thanks friend. You always have interesting observations. Btw, If you are confused about the Sound Cloud access by I, it's because I was thinking of paying for Pro again, but in the end just Band Camp.

Hmm hm. I'm back on the Lichens issue. 403. I am also planning to revisit the Mono/Poly album I bought at in 2014.
There's an interesting letter sent in by someone who liked a Mike Barnes review, and calling the generalised view of column reviews insipid because of length.

#406 shortlist:

Irreversible Entanglements - Irreversible Entanglements (International Anthem)

Roland Kayn - A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound (Frozen Reeds)

Mashkoor Ali Khan - Transcendence Darbari (Nimbus Alliance)

Wadada Leo Smith - Najwa (TUM)


okay, my 2017 selection / Wire chart is now up here:

Lisa Wave Wave Rainbow

#407 shortlist:

Ariadne - Stabat Mater (Auris Apothecary)

GGR Betong - Electronic Music for Chamber Orchestra Vol 1 (GEIGER Grammofon)

Godflesh - Post Self (Avalanche / Hospital Productions)

Hans Hassler - Wie Die Zeit Hinter Mir Her (Intakt)

Lisa Mezzacappa - Glorious Ravage (New World)

Tomoko Sauvage - Musique Hydromantique (Shelter Press)


Listening to Musique Hydromantique. Very calm, absolute, and still. I liked it. I don't buy much these days.

#408 shortlist:

Marisa Anderson - Traditional and Public Domain Songs (Mississippi)

Joan La Barbara - The Early Immersive Music of Joan La Barbara (Mode)

Gnaw - Cutting Pieces (Translation Loss)

Terre Thaemlitz - Deproduction (Comatonse)

Jo Thomas - Random Feathers (Soft Apple)


all sorts of things really...

— if it's by someone I already know and like
— reference to stuff I already like
— a strongly positive assessment
— unusual instrumention or tuning
— if there's a woman involved
— if it's of historical interest
— random stuff

for instance, in the Size Matters section of The Wire #409, I've already noted to listen to (more than usual here):

Rudolf — seen him
Valentina Magaletti — "ceramic sculpture in the shape of several drums"
Thurston Moore & John Wiese — seen both them
Noisepoetnobody — "struck prayer bowl sequences and clanging of many hues"
Onion Engine — "lopsided percussion" "maybe electronic in nature"
Secluded Bronte — "somewhere between avant garde musical theatre and Doggerel Bank"
Suburban Homes — "another great gasp of 1978 Small Wonder gas" (since I have quite a few SW records of that era)


Many reasons why people are excited about life love and music and Wire

"...without quite finding the need to record it. For a second i thought this meant there wasn't transparency in recording. But that's, wrong. 

The maddening of the situation, is that i just don't understand it".

I liked the Jo Thomas - Sunshine Over Nimbus from 27th July post by you Statto, too.

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