Some blatant plugsAugust 25, 2007
A short post inbetween Wandelweiser musings to plug a few things by friends more than anything…!
I spent the afternoon at Sound323 today, and as new releases of interest seem few and far between I spent some time playing a few items fromt he second hand racks, mainly contemporary classical albums, and bought a good few discs that have so far been quite enjoyable this evening, one cut-price disc of solo cello pieces played by Taco Kooistra (previously unknown to me) is OK in general, but contains one little gem, a realisation of Helmut Lachenmann’s Pression a piece of music I enjoy a great deal and this is a very nice performance. More about the other purchases in forthcoming posts I imagine.
So a couple of plugs; Simon Reynell is a nice guy with a long history as a fan of good music and has now launched a great looking label, Another Timbre with five (yes five) releases arriving in October. His catalogue can be found here. Some really promising releases there, and I’ve heard of some more intriguing projects planned. The Angharad Davies / Tisha Mukarji album is one I am particularly salivating over. Great to see another new English label starting up.
The other plug is probably a bit late now as its for a gig tomorrow (Sunday 26th) just down the road from here in Oxford at the Port Mahon pub at 5pm. I’m particularly interested in hearing everyone’s favourite Welsh laptop trio Traw play with Oxford’s double bass hero Dom Lash in a quartet, alongside the For Barry Ray duo of John Chantler and Carina Thoren amongst other acts. I know the chances of anyone living close enough reading this in the next few hours is pretty unlikely, but if you make it come and say hi, I’ll be the old git sat wondering what hypno-improv dronesmithery is 😉