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Christina Carter Subscription Series 1


2009 Many Breaths Subscription Series

119 dollars 4 many breaths cdrs, a handwritten/drawn illuminated message/letter with each cdr, and a one of a kind 21 + min cdr w/ hand made cover of improvised guitar and/or voice music recorded specifically for the recipient – there are a maximum of 18 of these subscriptions available (9 subscriptions left)

229 dollars 4 many breaths cdrs, a handwritten/drawn illuminated message/letter with each cdr, a one of a kind 42 + min cdr w/ hand made cover of improvised guitar and/or voice music recorded specifically for the recipient, and a handwritten lyric sheet and/or song notes with each cdr – there are a maximum of 9 of these subscriptions available (7 subscriptions left)

339 dollars 4 many breaths cdrs, a handwritten/drawn illuminated message/letter with each cdr, and a one of a kind 63 + min cdr w/ hand made cover of improvised guitar and/or voice music recorded specifically for the recipient, a handwritten lyric sheet and/or song notes with each cdr, an interview document created specifically for the subscription series, gathered ephemera from daily life and something in which to contain it all – there are a maximum of 9 of these subscriptions available (7 subscriptions left)

please purchase the subscription by january 7, 2009… the cdrs in the subscription series will be sent throughout the year of 2009, and will be the first four releases of the year… the one of a kind cdr will be sent as the last installment of the subscription… there is no hard and fast calendar for many breaths releases, and the length of time between receiving cdrs could vary… some could be released close together, others farther apart… the 4 many breaths cdrs will be available for individual purchase, however availability is limited by edition size… postage is included in the subscription price… a certificate will be mailed out upon subscription… thank you

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The Year In Drool……. 1

I probably acquired more music this year than ever before in my life. That doesn’t speak so much to my buying habits as it does my discovery of the Amazon Forrest of blogs found online. Since 99% of what I grabbed was OOP, I wont bother covering any of that here. Rather, I’ve just decided to list the things that I found myself returning to again & again that are, for the most part, readily available and came out this year. It should go without saying that I really enjoyed everything we had the great pleasure of releasing on RS this year….
Anyway, in no particular order:

Arthur Russell – Love Is Overtaking Me
Grouper – Dragging A Dead Dear Up A Hill / Split with Inca Ore
Sun Circle – Parhelion (Split w/ ELEH)
Toumani Diabate -The Mande Variations
Kevin Drumm – Imperial Distortion
Barn Owl – From Our Mouths A Perpetual Light
Xela – The Illuminated
Orchestre Regional De Kayes – S/T
Brendan Murray – Commonwealth
Steve Gunn – Sundowner
Raglani – Oneism
Christina Carter – Original Darkness & Masque Femine
Jim O’Rouke – Long Night
Beach House – Devotion
Evan Wells – Four Day Songs
Emeralds – Solar Bridge

Best of 2008 2

This year brought so much amazing music, there was hardly time to listen to it all, let alone choose favorites. Chances are I’m forgetting plenty. Following is the best music of 2008, in alphabetical order:

Animal Collective – “Water Curses EP” (Domino)
Atlas Sound – “Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel” (Kranky)
Au – “Verbs” (Aagoo Records)
Beach House – “Devotion” (Carpark)
Belong – “Same Places (Slow Version)” (Table Of The Elements)
Tomoyoshi Date – “Human Being” (Flyrec)
Deerhunter – “Microcastle / Weird Era Cont.” (Kranky/4AD)
Kevin Drumm – “Imperial Distortion” (Hospital)
Lawrence English – “Kiri No Oto” (Touch)
Fennesz – “Black Sea” (Touch)
Fleet Foxes – “Sun Giant EP/Fleet Foxes” (Sub Pop)
Grouper – “Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill” (Type)
Chihei Hatakeyama “Dedication” (Magic Book)
Hatchback – “Colors of the Sun” (Lo Recordings)
Steve Hauschildt – “The Summit” (Gneiss Things)
Reiko Kudo – “Licking Up Dust” (Hyotan Records)
Stephan Mathieu – “Radioland” (Die Schachtel)
Oneohtrix Point Never – “A Pact Between Strangers” (Gneiss Things)
Arthur Russell – “Love Is Overtaking Me” (Audika Records)
Tujiko Noriko, Lawrence English & John Chantler – “U” (ROOM40)
Twin Sister Moon – “The Snowbringer Cult” (Students of Decay)
Windsurf – “Coastlines” (Internasjonal)
V/A – “The Jewelled Antler Library” (Porter)

Anton Batagov – The Wheel Of The Law 4

Anton Batagov
The Wheel Of The Law
2002 CDx3

Disc 1
1. Circle of Time (63:38)

Disc 2
1. Appearances and Voidness (9:10)
2. Clarity and Voidness (11:45)
3. Bliss and Voidness (14:05)
4. Mind and Voidness (8:35)

Disc 3
1. Liberation Through Listening in the Between (63:36)

“Unless one sees the Buddha in one’s mind, Nirvana is obscured. Although the Wisdom of Nirvana and the Ignorance of the Samsara illusorily appear to be two things, they cannot truly be differentiated. It is an error to conceive them otherwise than as one. Erring and non-erring are, intrinsically, also a unity. By not taking the mind to be naturally a duality, and allowing it, as the primordial consciousness, to abide in its own place, beings attain deliverance. The error of doing otherwise than this arises not from Ignorance in the mind itself, but from not having sought to know the nature of mind. Seek within thine own self-illuminated, self-originated mind whence, firstly, all such concepts arise, secondly, where they exist, and, lastly, whither they vanish.”
– Guru Padmasambhava

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Infinity Window @ Death By Audio 1

Stephan Mathieu And Janek Schaefer – The Planets 1

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Brooklyn Bound! 4

I’m off to Brooklyn in a few hours..will be gone for about 10 days, so posts will be rare until I get back. Root Strata is CLOSED. Crazy amount of stuff going on in the next few days..only time to do a few, but these are on the top of the list:

Saturday, December 13, 7:30pm
Spectral Tides: Joshua Churchill & Paul Clipson, w/ Sannhet
at MonkeyTown
58 N 3rd St (btw. Kent & Wythe), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Subway: L train to Bedford
http://monkeytownhq.com/12_13_08.html
‎$8, dinner available during performance, reservations required for seating

Sunday, December 14, 7pm
Instants: live experimental sound and film by Joshua Churchill & Paul Clipson

at Audio Visual Arts (AVA)
34 E 1st St
New YorkNY
Subway: F,V train to 2nd Ave / 6 train to Bleecker
(917) 604-8856
http://www.audiovisualarts.org/projects.html
free/donation

Sunday, December 14
Grouper
at Silent Barn
Brooklyn
with City Center, Kria Brekkan and Silk Flowers
Monday, December 15
Grouper
at Knitting Factory
74 Leonard St. New YorkNY
with Pylon w/ Psychic Paramount, Grouper, Ehnahre, and Zola Jesus
Monday, December 15
Sun Circle
at Glasslands
w/ Bird Show, Soft Circle & Infinity Window
AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!


PART WILD HORSES MANE ON BOTH SIDES 0

Full Left Hand Cocoon

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Tarentel – Live Edits: Italy/Switzerland 1

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New Tarentel CD is out now on Digitalis. It’s the latest installment of our ongoing live recordings series. This one is from a 3 week tour of Italy & Switzerland in 2005.

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