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Monday 2nd March

March 3, 2009

Posting here very late tonight. 1:30AM in fact as I start to write. Today was a long and tedious day, but I had some good news today that I...

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Sunday 1st March

March 1, 2009

I’ve done a lot of listening today, but mostly to forthcoming Cathnor releases and a few demos so not much I can talk about amongst those. I did succeed...

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Friday 27th February

February 28, 2009

What on earth can I possibly say about a new disc of John Tilbury playing Morton Feldman? The two disc set of John playing Triadic Memories along with the...

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Sunday 22nd February

February 23, 2009

A short second post of the day then. (Well you’ve already had one! Brian Olewnick doesn’t write this frequently you know ;)) I worked for five hours early this...

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Saturday 21st February

February 22, 2009

Last night I mentioned that over the past eighteen months or so I have to some degree reopened my ears to all kinds of improvised music again. That might...

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Tuesday 17th February

February 17, 2009

Exhausted again tonight. Another long day. Last night before bed I listened to a CD kindly sent to me by someone at the Glasgow based Iorram label called Próximo. It...

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Sunday 15th February

February 16, 2009

For those that doubted my ability to keep this blog going on a daily basis, here’s my second post of the day 😉 Tonight I have been listening to...

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Benedict Drew – A Folding Table

February 15, 2009

I’ve enjoyed this downloadable album so much over the past few days that I figured it warranted a post of its own and a more considered review. Fortunately Dan...

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Thursday 12th February

February 12, 2009

A tiring day today so excuse me if this post doesn’t end up as long as other recent ones. I’ll start tonight by sending another shameless plug in the...

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Wednesday 11th February

February 11, 2009

You know, my biggest fear for writing this daily was of having something to write about each day, having enough new music to talk about. It seems that at...

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Tuesday 10th February

February 10, 2009

Over the last couple of weeks as I’ve been writing here daily I’ve noticed a change in my listening habits. Although what I write in these pages is generally...

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Monday 9th February

February 9, 2009

Bleeeuuuurrggghh! I just walked home from work through a minor blizzard. Very late tonight, arriving home at 1AM covered in a layer of snow. The walk was great though,...

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Saturday 7th February

February 8, 2009

I made it to London tonight and saw three great sets of live music, though sadly I had to miss the fourth because of the idiocy of the First...

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Friday 6th February

February 7, 2009

Well I have a rare second weekend off of work in a row starting tomorrow, and oh boy am I glad we’ve got there. This was a tough week....

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Thursday 5th February

February 6, 2009

Today was an eventful, hectic day. It snowed heavily overnight so when I left for work today it was about a foot deep. I left really early as I...

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Wednesday 4th February

February 5, 2009

Sometimes its really nice to listen to something without any expectations, just to see what happens. Listening to a piece of music that I don’t know much about in...

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Monday 2nd February

February 3, 2009

I have no doubt that there is considerable overlap between the hundred or so people that regularly visit these pages and the readership of Bagatellen, but just in case...

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Sunday 1st February

February 2, 2009

Today the temperature fell below zero here and we had a sprinkling of snow, with more threatened for overnight. So no walking today. After Julie called to say she...

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Thursday 29th January

January 29, 2009

Last night, or rather a 2AM this morning when I put the light out and went to bed, despite having been exhausted all day I couldn’t sleep. So I...

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Monday 26th January

January 27, 2009

(Go read the post below before this one!) So we’d better make a start. So what did I listen to today? Well a bit of background about my recent...

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A torrid time and a Toru find… (sorry)

December 29, 2008

Really, words cannot describe how much I hate Christmas… Sorry for the silence here yet again. Work completely took over my time during December, leaving me too tired to...

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How to bin trends and alienate people

October 29, 2007

Years back when my youngest brother Neil lived here and I played music a lot louder than I do today, he perfected a good vocal impression of the 90’s...

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Uncertain Times

September 11, 2007

Ryu Hankil, Jin Sangtae, Taku Unami, Mattin – 5 Modules III Manual I’m a little late to this extraordinary recording, having owned it a while but only just found...

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She wants the Young Americans…

September 2, 2007

 Dave Barnes, Graham Stephenson – S/t (Self released CDR) It’d probably really annoy these two musicians if I described this release as youthfully energetic, so I’ll avoid doing...

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An early morning ramble

December 30, 2006

This morning after I had given up waiting for the sun to change the sky over Oxfordshire to any colour other than grey I went for a walk into...