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Archive for February, 2009

Goodbye Touch and Go 1

Some sad news on the independent front, Touch and Go / Quarterstick Records has announced it will shelve current scheduled new releases and close their distribution services. 2009 marks 29 years of operation, an epic run indeed. Hats off.

Pitchfork interviewed Corey Rusk a while back, check it out here.

Of – The Awful Cloud 1

The Awful Cloud
Jyrk CD-R

1. The Uglich Bell (6:48)
2. Psychotic Episode (4:02)
3. Human Absence (16:54)
4. The Cumulus Deceased (11:01)

Of is Loren Chasse.


Karma Moffett – Golden Bowls Of Compassion 8

Karma Moffett
Golden Bowls Of Compassion
CD 2007

01 – 61:02


Cassavetes shooting Love Streams 0

Q&A – Daniel Lopatin 5

1. Analog or Digital?’

2. What time did you wake up today?

3. Last thing you read?
Adlai Stevenson’s final delivery to the UN prior to his death in ’65. Amazing stuff.

4. Whats your first memory?
My sister’s blue bike. It was a mystical, pre-semiotic type of experience.

5.Tea Or Coffee?

6. Last thing you cooked?
This is getting too personal.

7. If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
Some type of predatory bird. Animal life seems pretty gnarly though; you’re basically always in fear of being eaten, unless you happen to be a whale. I’m not sure I wanna come back. What if I come back as a pile of dogshit.

8. What inspires you?
Everyday social reality — People in line to use Coinstar, stuff like that.

9. Last record you played?
Gina X – Performance

10. Favorite piece of musical equipment?
The mysterious ROLAND JUPITER 8. But I really like my harmonizer pedal too.

11. Last movie you saw?
Rescue Dawn

12. Who do you love?
Who else but the shorties.

13. Do you have any pets?
Naw man. I like dogs, but dogs need space and I live in the city. Those people who keep their tiny dogs inside their purse on the train are mental.

14. Are you useful?
Judging solely based on my unemployment insurance claims, I’m totally useless.

15. Biggest fear?
Fear is for the birds man! Sometimes I get freaked out that oligarchies rule the planet, and free isn’t free etc. etc.

16. What do you value the most?
Chopin’s Prelude No 4.

17. Famous last words?
Whatever Vito Corleone says before he drops dead in his garden. I think he’s just laughing!

Daniel Lopatin lives in Brooklyn, NY. He is Oneohtrix Point Never (and has a DVD-R on RS on the way) and is one half of the duo Infinity Window, who have a new LP out now on ARBOR.

Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 10 – The Way Up The Hill 3

V/A – The Way Up The Hill – 20 Gospel Hits of The 70’s.
Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 10


Faust & Koll the Polar Bear (?????) 0

Terrence Mallick 2

Jordan De La Sierra – Gymnosphere: Song Of The Rose 19

Jordan De La Sierra
Gymnosphere: Song Of The Rose
x2 LP
Unity Records – 1977

01. Music For Gymnastics (24:23)
02. Temple Of Aesthetic Action (24:56)
03. Music For Devotional Pastimes (26:52)
04. Sphere Of Sublime Dances (29:39)


Thanks to RS alumni John Davis for passing this rip along. New Age solo piano droppings. Be sure to drop by is fantastic Tonal Bride blog. It’s packed full of random LP goodies..everything from Hans – Joachim Roedelius to folk music from around the world.

Machinefabriek @ [F]luister 1

Props to Alex over at the SOD blog Decay States for the initial post. Check his recipes! They are for real!

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