Friday, August 22, 2008

Grouper Madness

Evidence of my recent Grouper

Where I listened exclusively for four days.
I'm not sure if I've ever done that before,
maybe a personal record?

Aquarius Records in San Francisco provides an apt
(as well as verbose and long winded)
description of Liz Harris's work:

"... A perfect blend of warm textured ambience and thick corrosive drones, delicate melodies wrapped in a gorgeously crunchy gritty hissy production. The whole record is a ghostly shimmer, warm washes of otherworldly vibrations swirling in a thick morass of processed vocals, murky keyboards and guitars rendered so unguitarlike they more resemble warm wiggles of sound, like slinky's stretched as far as they will go, slightly vibrating, barely disturbing the air around them, small waves of sound like ripples in a pond building and building and piled atop one another until it's a massive, thick blanket of sound.

Imagine the saddest slowest band you've ever heard playing at absolutely deafening volume, then imagine stuffing your ears full of cotton, and listening from behind a closed door, through a wall of mud and straw, warm wispy tendrils of sound creeping and crawling through the cracks, wrapping themselves in thick coils around your arms and legs, the whole room slowly filling with sound, until soon you're totally ensconced, submerged, surrounded by thick billows of slow shifting sound.

Melodies become indistinct whispers stretched across minutes instead of seconds, guitars and keyboards become blissed out blurs, like floating weightless in a warm dark mysterious place made entirely of soft sound. Wow. Totally haunting and captivating."

Here is my favorite Grouper track,
From her most recent album Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
and probably one of her more accessible:

02. heavy water_i'd rather be sleeping.mp3

No Talking Tuesday # 48

The List:

Maybe your camera has a keyframe?

Graphic card, or , well I would say
mouse or something but that wouldn’t do
that, do you have a laptop or something
you can see how that same crack
operates on it, have you had maya
working fine on that same graphics card

Check online forums?
For that graphics card


Long story

sexy please

Thursday, August 14, 2008

No Talking Tuesday # 47

The List:

I’m not super hungry so you can call the shots
Is there a difference between here and over there?
Hot tea or hot cider? Green
Just no pork/beef 7:50
It just occurred to me the water is in here
Weird coincidence, my dad just talked to me about this
Meat or specifically protein?
You have caveman blood
I started taking Pilates at the gym
Method mat? Monday nights
I might also start going to the weekend one
Jeez you got so much food
Are you still w/Reza?
I think this water is offensive
As it cools my offense increases
My parents visited and left me way too much food
and they feed me at work every night so
I’m in a predicament. Food will go bad?
Look at how much food you just ate. No way you’re
Anorexic. Bulimic on the other hand…
Too many to write. And not for non single ears
You’re doubled over in fullness pain and saying
you want chocolate cake. You need a 12 step
This man is the light of this woman’s life
What did you like on that music mix I made for you
So I know for future mixes
I am anti synchronizing diving

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

No Talking Tuesday # 46

Nothing worth noting.

No list.

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