John Cale,Terry Riley – Church Of Anthrax

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

What’s it sound like?
Experimental 60s psychedelic pop jams

Thoughts
Highly recommended and fruitful collaboration between these two legends. I’d describe this as the Grateful Dead meets the VU at their most experimental.

Top-notch instrumentation and songwriting. While it has a jam vibe it never wanders too far into noodling territory.

I need to revisit this more, seems as if it would reward repeat listening.

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https://www.discogs.com/John-Cale-Terry-Riley-Church-Of-Anthrax/release/1363130

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John Cale,Terry Riley – Church Of Anthrax

Description: Album Review of John Cale,Terry Riley – Church Of Anthrax


Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Jóhann Jóhannsson – Englabörn & Variations

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

What’s it sound like?

Small classical string ensemble with modern electronic elements.

Thoughts

Masterful… this might be a ‘5’ in time.

Tracks typically unfold through repetition that’s effective at building tension. As it’s structured like a soundtrack this repetition becomes a drag at times. But the breaks from the repetitive songs cover a range of emotion from high joy on “eg heyroi allt an pess ao hlusta”, to the modern “odi et amo” with it’s synthetic voice like on oh Superman.

Fantastic

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https://www.discogs.com/J%C3%B3hann-J%C3%B3hannsson-Englab%C3%B6rn-Variations/release/11763515

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hFlsR_y2t4


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Yasuaki Shimizu – Music For Commercials

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Crazy this was made in the 80s for commercials as it’s very forward thinking. The album is essentially a collection of little bits of modern classical, kinda like a popped out version of Philip Glass music made for 12 musicians.

This is a clear influence to vaporwave and a must for any fans of Avant garde electronic music.

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https://www.discogs.com/Yasuaki-Shimizu-Music-For-Commercials/release/579446

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