CD Reviews

Wednesday 20th January

January 21, 2010

Tonight however, I have been listening to something completely different, a CD by a group called Ruby Ruby Ruby named The Shadow of your Smile released on the Zarek label. Now this CD was actually released in the early part of last year, but a copy was only quite recently sent my way along with a few other items on the same label. Ruby Ruby Ruby are a group that includes musicians that are involved (to varying degrees) in improvised music, but here they come together to perform essentially straight-up versions of Billie Holiday songs, with the group’s female lead Margareth Kammerer taking the convincing vocal role.

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CD Reviews

Thursday 7th November

January 7, 2010

So I spent the day indoors, wrapped up warm, clearing my inbox and listening to a few CDs. I still have plenty of Cathnor related tasks to clear up tonight as well, so will keep tonight’s review brief. The disc I have been listening to is the first from a clutch of releases sent to me by Ignaz Schick from his Berlin based Zarek label; a little three inch disc named, intriguingly Cooks and Devils and credited to Snake Figures Arkestra, who are Schick (Turntables, objects, Organ pipes, bows, electronics) and Marcel Turkowsky (modified walkmen, realia objects, memory box and tapes). There are no typos in that list of Turkowsky’s instrumentation. Any idea what realia objects are? Or a memory box for that matter?

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