March 6, 2016

Playlist Week of 2016-03-05

* Mare Nostrum (Hesperion XXI/Savall) (Alia Vox 2SACD)
* Walter Carlos: Sonic Seasonings (Columbia 2LP)
* Dick Hyman: Moog: The Electric Eclectics of Dick Hyman (Command LP)
* George Russell: The Essence of George Rusell (Sonet/Soul Note 2LP)
* Randy Weston: Tanjah (Polydor LP)
* Chick Corea: Return To Forever (ECM LP)
* Miroslav Vitous: Magical Shepherd (Warner Bros. LP)
* Weather Report: Night Passage (Columbia LP)
* Weather Report: Weather Report (Columbia LP)
* Weather Report: Procession (Columbia LP)
* Weather Report: Domino Theory (Columbia LP)
* Weather Report: Sportin’ Life (Columbia LP)
* Serge Gainsbourg: Histoire de Melody Nelson (Philips/Light In The Attic LP)
* Grateful Dead: Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL 1979-12-05 (selections (SBD 3CDR)
* Tangerine Dream: Tangents 1973-1983 (d.3-5) (Virgin 5CD)
* Harmonia: Musik von Harmonia (Brain/Grönland LP)
* Harmonia: Deluxe (Brain/Grönland LP)
* Space Art: Trip In The Head Center (If LP)
* Peter Gabriel: Plays Live (Charisma 2LP)
* Eric Bikales: Tranquility (Moodtapes LP)
* Wally Badarou: Echoes (Island LP)
* Boards of Canada: Hi Scores (Skam EP)
* Boards of Canada: The Campfire Headphase (Warp 2LP)
* ISIS: Celestial (Ipecac CD)
* ISIS: Oceanic (Ipecac CD)
* Mastodon: Call of the Mastodon (Relapse LP)
* Mastodon: Remission (Relapse 2LP)
* Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: The Rarity of Experience (No Quarter 2LP+7”)
* Wye Oak: The Knot (Merge LP)
* Wye Oak: Civilian (Merge LP)
* FKA twigs: FKA twigs (Young Turks EP)



I'm having too much fun over here.

Having recently added another couple of Moogerfoogers to my arsenal, the Moog semi-modular synthesizer is coming along nicely. The MF-103 12-Stage Phaser is unlike any other phase pedal in that it also offers a wide-range LFO and a full compliment of control voltage ins and outs which, in conjunction with the CP-251 Control Processor, can be used to modulate various parameters of the Sub 37 and/or the other Moogerfoogers. Suddenly, my sonic options have become virtually limitless -- and I've only begun to scratch the surface of what is possible.

And, of course, I dream of owning the entire Moogerfooger lineup (and perhaps another CP-251 to control them all) -- but that's going to take a while. Moreover, I will need to make some space in my tiny studio to accommodate such a beast! In the meantime, however, I have plenty of toys to play with.

Too much fun!

1 comment:

Sam said...

I hope you'll still have room for the drums! heh heh

Better (should I say usually) late than never: my lists from last week:

Playlist 2016-03-07:

*Elliott Carter: CDR compilation (disc 2)
*Peter Brötzmann: Fuck De Boere
*Peter Brötzmann: Balls
*Peter Brötzmann Trio with Don Cherry: 1971-08-27 Berlin (CDR)
*Rodger Coleman: 2016-01-20 Portland Brew 12 South, Nashville (wav)
*John Coltrane Quartet: 1963-06-10 Showboat, Philadelphia (CDR)
*John Coltrane: My Favorite Things: Coltrane at Newport
*John Coltrane: The Classic Quartet: The Complete Impulse! Recordings (disc 3)
*Chick Corea: The Vigil “Pledge for Peace”
*Kris Davis/Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey Trio: 2011-10-22 Cormons, Italy (CDR)
*Kris Davis Trio: Waiting for You to Grow
*Kris Davis Trio: 2015-01-22 Vienna (CDR)
*Drew Gress: 7 Black Butterflies
*Coleman Hawkins: Classic Coleman Hawkins Sessions 1922-1947 (disc 4)
*Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House: Roulette of the Cradle
*Ingrid Laubrock: Ubatuba
*Mahavishnu Orchestra: The Inner Mounting Flame
*Mahavishnu Orchestra: 1973-01-27 Buffalo, NY (CDR) (disc 1)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2016-02-05 “Up and Atom” RVA Noise Showcase, WRIR Party, Richmond VA (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2016-02-08 “Optose” (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2016-02-22 “Contact Saturn (Checking on Ra)” (wav)
*Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra: Secrets of the Sun
*Sun Ra and His Arkestra: Bad and Beautiful
*Sun Ra: Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow
*Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra: Atlantis
*Sun Ra and His Mythic Science Arkestra: The Paris Tapes: Live at le Theatre du Chatelet 1971 (selections)
*Sun Ra: Media Dreams (disc 1)
*Sun Ra: Sound Mirror
*Sun Ra: Sleeping Beauty
*High Llamas: Here Come the Rattling Trees
*Opeth: Damnation

Reading List 2016-03-07:

*Barthelme, Donald. Flying to America: 45 More Stories (started)
*Hall, James W. The Big Finish (started)
*Hall, James W. Going Dark (started/finished)
*Geerken, Hartmut, et al. Omniverse Sun Ra [Expanded and revised 2nd ed.] (in progress)
*Kondo, Marie. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (in progress)
*Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare, ed. Arthur F. Kinney (in progress)