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Gregg Kowalsky – Tape Chants USA Tour, June 2009 0


Gregg Kowalsky w/ Ben Bracken
Tape Chants USA Tour June 2009

June 8th at Enemy with Ben Bracken, Brent Gutzeit (chicago)
June 9th at WNUR radio with Ben Bracken (chicago)
June 11th at 518 Basement Show with BB (ann arbor)
June 12th at Farichild Chapel with BB (oberlin, oh)
June 13th at Bunk Warehouse with BB, Microwave Window (cincinatti)
June 14th at Morning Glory Cafe with BB, Mike Tamburo (pittsburgh)
June 15th at Pyramid Atlantic with Ben Bracken (washington, dc)
June 16th at Tarantula Hill with Carly Ptak, BB (baltimore)
June 17th at Bard College with Ben Bracken (bard college)
June 18th at Axiom Center with BB, Oneohtrix Point Never (boston)
June 19th at Modern Music Guild with BB (albany)
June 20th at Monkeytown with BB, Ben Vida + Koen Holtkamp (brooklyn)

Pandit Pran Nath 13th Anniversary Memorial Tribute Concert – Sunday, May 31, 2009 – NYC 2


Pandit Pran Nath 13th Anniversary Memorial Tribute Concert of Pre-recorded Tapes

Sunday, May 31, 2009, 4:00 pm
MELA Foundation Dream House
275 Church Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY  10013
Between Franklin & White Streets in Tribeca
Admission $16.  MELA Members, Seniors, Student ID, $12.
Limited seating.  Reservations recommended.
212-219-3019 or 212-925-8270

MELA is here.

Flyer photocopied from a  mid 70’s copy of Avalanche Magazine found in SFMOMA’s library.

Shivkumar Sharma – Raga Bhimpalasi – 60th Birthday Release 4


Shivkumar Sharma
60th Birthday Release 
Navras Records / The Orchard CD

01.  Alap, Jor & Jhala – 30:39  
02. Gat in Jhaptal – 19:59  
03. Gat in ektal – 14:39


Terry Riley – Music with Roots in the Aether 1

Ubuweb Film

Philippe Garrel – Les Hautes Solitudes 0

Philippe Garrel
Les Hautes Solitudes
1974, 80 min., 35 mm, n/b muet
Sc, Ph, Mont, Prod : Philippe Garrel. Int : Jean Seberg, Nico, Tina Aumont, Laurent Terzieff.

Ubuweb film

Shivkumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia – The Valley Recalls 1

Z.M. Dagar – Raga Pancham Kosh / Malkauns 7


Z.M. Dagar
Raga Pancham Kosh / Malkauns
Naïve Ethnic CD, 1984

1. Raga Pancham Kosh / Malkauns (61’50”)

Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar – Rudra Veena
Manik Munde – Pakhawaj
Philippe Bruiere – Tampura
Ivan Trunzler – Tampura


“The close derivation of Raga Pancham Kosh from Raga Malkauns is exploited here to switch to the latter raga for the dhrupad proper. The latter is of course an older raga with more significant compositions. Although the items are listed separately on the CD, there is only one actual track”

Gas – Modern 4


Modern (12″)

A1 Heller (7:40)
A2 Klang (6:06)
B1 Roter (9:17)
B2 Stern (6:18)


Z.M. Dagar – Raga Ahir Bhairav, Raga Malkauns 8


Z.M. Dagar – Rudra Veena
Arjun Shejwal – Pakhavaj

1. Raga Ahir Bhairav (35:55)
2. Raga Malkauns (37:27)

CBS Cassette


The Floating World – Unda 0


The Floating World
Barl Fire Recordings CD-R

“One can imagine wandering through the hillsides in some far off country, and being lured by the haunting melodies drifting like tendrils of smoke, only to find the ruins of a church, where the music can somehow still be heard. It’s that heavy and emotional and timeless. Every melody is wreathed in lush reverb and diffuse sonic overtones, drifting and floating, barely there but at once heavy with the weight of a million souls, soaring effortlessly over a strange backdrop of barely audible rumbles and shimmers. Some of the tracks are a little bit droney giving those tracks the feel of some sort of raga, but the sound of the flute and the arrangements are too delicate and airy, and at the end of each phrase it feels like the wind carries it heavenward where it is lost in the clouds before the next phrase begins. Absolutely lovely.”


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