November 3, 2013

Playlist Week of 2013-11-02

Me in the studio.,
* Scelsi: Bot-Ba (Schroeder) (hatART CD)
* Lowell Davidson Trio: Lowell Davidson Trio (ESP-Disk’ CD)
* William Parker In Order To Survive: Compassion Seizes Bed-Stuy (Homestead CD)
* William Parker & Hamid Drake: Volume 1: Piercing The Veil (AUM Fidelity CD)
* William Parker & Hamid Drake: Volume 2: Summer Snow (AUM Fidelity CD)
* Matthew Shipp: Piano Sutras (Thirsty Ear CD)
* Taylor Ho Bynum 7-tette: Navigation (Possibility Abstracts XII & XIII) (Firehouse 12 2CD)
* John Abercrombie/Dan Wall/Adam Nussbaum: Tactics (ECM CD)
* Steve Tibbetts: A Man About A Horse (ECM CD)
* Material: Secret Life (Subharmonic CD)
* Atom Heart/Tetsu Inoue/Bill Laswell: Second Nature (SubMeta CD)
* Funkadelic: Maggot Brain (Westbound CD)
* Miguel: Kaleidoscope Dream (RCA Victor CD)†/‡
* Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol.27 (Oakland, CA 12/16/92) (d.1) (GDP 3HDCD)
* Mayo Thompson: Corky’s Debt To His Father (Texas Revolution/Drag City LP+7”)
* The Velvet Underground: The Scepter Sessions (Polydor LP)
* The Velvet Underground & Nico: The Velvet Underground & Nico (mono) (Verve/Sundazed LP)
* The Velvet Underground: White Light, White Heat (mono) (Verve/Sundazed LP)
* The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground (mono) (Verve/Sundazed LP)
* The Velvet Underground: 1969 (MGM/Sundazed LP)
* Nico: Chelsea Girls (mono) (Verve/Sundazed LP)
* Todd Rundgren: Something/Anything? (Bearsville/Warner Bros. 2LP)
* Daryl Hall & John Oates: Rock’n’Soul Vol.1 (RCA LP)
* Steve Winwood: Arc Of A Diver (Island LP)
* Phil Collins: Face Value (Atlantic/Audio Fidelity CD)
* Phil Collins: Hello, I Must Be Going (Atlantic/Audio Fidelity CD)
* Phil Collins: No Jacket Required (Atlantic/Audio Fidelity CD)
* Aphex Twin: Classics (R&S CD)
* Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (R&S CD)
* Future Sound of London: Accelerator (Hypnotic/Cleopatra CD)
* Future Sound of London: “Papua New Guinea” (Hypnotic/Cleopatra CDEP)
* Steven Wilson: The Raven That Refused To Sing (KScope CD)†
* Porcupine Tree: In Absentia (Lava/Atlantic CD)†
* Earthless: From The Ages (Tee Pee 2LP)
* Dawn Of Midi: Dysnomia (Thirsty Ear CD)†



That’s me, basking in the vibe of my newly renovated studio. This week, we assembled the desk and set up the ProTools rig, using the remarkable Universal Audio Apollo as the analog/digital interface. Thank goodness Brian was around to help since the ProTools software installation is definitely not an easy, straightforward task. Once we got everything up and running, then we installed the MIDI controller and got that functioning properly (again, no easy feat). Finally, after several hours of set-up time, Brian gave me a crash course in ProTools and set up a template I can use for just about any project. I successfully laid down some drum tracks yesterday as an experiment—so far, so good! I am really looking forward to figuring this stuff out and getting down to work! Stay tuned...



Want to hear what sort of music I will be making in my studio? Check out Indeterminate (Improvisations for Piano and Drums), recorded with Sam Byrd (who has a new blog, World of Abstract Dreams—check it out!). Available digitally or on deluxe CD by clicking the link below. Thank you for your interest and support!

Rodger Coleman: Indeterminate (Improvisations for Piano and Drums)

1 comment:

Sam said...

Thanks for the shout out! The new studio looks fantastic.

Here are my lists from last week:

Playlist 2013-11-04:

*Anthology of Noise and Electronic Music vol. 3: Third a-chronology 1952-2004 (disc 1)
*AMM: 1988-01 BBC Maida Vale Studios (CDR)
*Armstrong, Louis. The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946) (discs 1-7)
*Daniel Barbiero: Haiku 08 (wav)
*Clifford Brown & Max Roach: The Clifford Brown/Max Roach Emarcy Albums (record 1)
*Miles Davis: Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings Of Miles Davis 1963-1964 (discs 6, 7)
*Miles Davis: 1964-07-12 Tokyo (CDR)
*Miles Davis: 1964-07-15 Kyoto (CDR)
*Mike Elder/Harry Forrest/Greg Jordan/Sam Byrd: 2013-10-25 (wav)
*Mahavishnu Orchestra: Between Nothingness & Eternity
*Roscoe Mitchell New Chamber Ensemble: Pilgrimage
*New Loft: 2013-10-14 “Hand Me the Low Light” (wav)
*New Loft: 2013-10-21 “Recorded with Door Open” (wav)
*Herbie Nichols: The Complete Blue Note Recordings (disc 3)
*Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble: The Eleventh Hour
*Subtle Body Transmission Orchestra: 2013-10-05 Sonic Circuits Festival, Washington DC (wav)
*Sun Ra: The Eternal Myth Revealed, Vol. 1 Highlights Disc 2 (CDR compilation)
*Gordon Thomas & Sam Byrd: 1992-04-11 Jamaica Plain, MA (CDR)
*Various artists: That Devilin' Tune (Vol. 2, disc 7)
*John Zorn: Taboo and Exile
*Lily Allen: Alright, Still
*Lily Allen: It’s Not Me, It’s You
*Ash Ra Tempel: Ash Ra Tempel
*Dark Carpet: Dark Carpet (Bandcamp)
*Dr. Dog: B-Room
*Bob Dylan: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 (disc 1)
*Happy the Man: Live
*Happyfinger: 1991 Killian Hall, MIT (CDR)
*Happyfinger: 1992 Killian Hall, MIT (CDR)
*Happyfinger: 1994 Killian Hall, MIT (CDR)
*Various artists: Pioneers of Electronic Music

Reading List 2013-11-04:

*Bushmiller, Ernie. Nancy’s Pets (finished)
*Shakespeare, William. The Tempest (Arden ed., 3rd series, ed. Vaughan & Vaughan) (reread/finished)
*The Wire Primers: A Guide to Modern Music, ed. Rob Young (finished)
*Hyde, Lewis. Common as Air (in progress)
*Perec, Georges. Life: A User’s Manual (in progress)
*Weldon, Michael J. Psychotronic Video Guide (in progress)