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Eglise St. Roch, 28th Feb, 1975 12

Terry Riley
Eglise St. Roch, 28th Feb, 1975

01. 16:08
02. 12:55


Rootmix – Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – Komisch Sommer 1

Komisch Sommer
Rootmix by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
August, 2011

01. Craig Leon – Nommo
02. Femminielli – Estados Alterados
03. Call Back The Giants – Passage of Arms 1
04. Roe Enney – Au Pair Of My Dreams
05. Social Climbers – Palm Springs
06. Conrad Schnitzler – Live 72
07. Julianna Barwick & Ikue Mori – Rain & Shine At The Lotus Pond
08. Jean-Sébastien Truchy – Light Rays Emanate From My Heart (Edit)
09. Caboladies – Promise Ring Tone
10. Astral Social Club – Queezee-E
11. Bernard Parmegiani – Jeux De Configurations
12. Klaus Schulze – North Of The Yukon




Q&A – Matt Carlson 3

1: Analog or Digital?

both. I have an analog synth but use digital effects; often I record to tape but then rip the tapes and play around with them in a DAW.

2: What time did you wake up today?

I was awakened at 8:20 this morning by an apartment maintenance crew.

3: Last thing you read?

I’m currently reading Philip Larkin’s Collected Poems. The last thing I finished was The Age of Reason by Jean-Paul Sartre

4: Whats your first memory?

Playing in a green turtle kiddie pool on the back deck of my parent’s house.

5: Tea Or Coffee?

Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon.

6: Last thing you cooked?

Steel cut oats with brown sugar, walnuts and cranberries.

7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?

A life form that is capable of an even more profound intellectual, spiritual and creative experience than Homo Sapiens are. Perhaps some cloud-like composite consciousness?

8: What inspires you?

So many things. All the standards: books, films, records, shows, art, nature, friends, meditation, animals, science. Maybe the best answer is: The Universe?

9: Last record you played?

Dub Taylor – Lumiere

10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?

Duh, my dot com modular synth.

11: Last movie you saw?

Did a doubleheader last night: Walter Hill’s The Driver and Alan Pakula’s The Parallax View (thanks Paul Clipson!)

12: Who do you love?

I’m trying to cultivate love for all sentient beings.

13: Do you have any pets?

Not anymore. :( My cat Robert was the most amazing fully-enlightened transcendental Buddha cat of all time but he was hit by a car and killed a few weeks ago.

14: Are you useful?

Such a loaded question! I’ve always liked what Eno has to say about the use of culture being a kind of collective exercise for the imaginative part of the brain, a form of game-playing that allows humans to ask “what if…” and try out different models of reality. I know that other people’s art has been extremely “useful” in my life and so I just hope I can reciprocate a little bit.

15: Biggest fear?

That humanity will be unable to foster skillful strategies of large-scale cooperation and will thus squander the amazingly precious opportunity we’ve been given by the cosmos.

16: What do you value the most?

Being able to appreciate the experience of being a conscious entity in this world and communicate with others about it.

17: Famous last words?

Duuhh…me inbred.

Matt Carlson has contributed to various projects over the ears including Bonus, The Parenthetical Girls and Oregon Painting Society. His stunning and explorative solo work is recently exemplified in ‘Gecko Dream Levels’ on Gift Tapes. As one half of Golden Retriever (with Joanathan Sielaff), Root Strata is pleased to present their debut LP ‘Light Cones‘, due out September 13th.

Tashi Wada – Revenant – Performed by Stephan Mathieu 0

Tashi Wada
Performed by Stephan Mathieu on June 9. 2011 in the XIII century portico of Collége des Bernardins in Paris.

“Revenant is written for two virginals and electromagnets, in this performance I played a Dolmetsch 1952 Octave Virgnal with 5 Ebows live along to a pre-recorded second voice performed on the same instrument.
Both instruments are tuned in a symmetrical version of 2/7-comma meantone temperament with A=415Hz
The piece was played back through four loudspeakers patched double mono, one mono pair for the amplified live instrument, another for the recorded take.
The audience moved freely in the space.”
Stephan Mathieu



Tarentel – Live at ON Land, SF, 2009 4

Live at On Land, 2009
Cafe DuNord, San Francisco.
Mix of board & room microphone recording by The Norman Conquest


Rene Hell & Earn – WEST COAST TOUR 0

Rene Hell & Earn
West Coast Tour
8.25 dem passwords , l.a.
8.26 sub-mission , s.f.
8.27 4511 n. williams , portland
9.1 ella street social club , portland
9.2 the josephine , seattle
9.3 chillanova house , davis
9.5 the knockout , s.f.

ARP – Raga For Moog & Violin (2nd Variation) 7

Raga For Moog & Violin (2nd Variation)
Berkeley Art Museum at the University of California, Berkeley
12 November 2010

Movement  I  0:00 –– 13:00
Movement II  13:00 –– 30:45
Movement III  
30:45 –– 42:48
Movement IV  
42:48 –– 51:03
Movement V   
51:03 –– 57:15

Marielle Jakobsons – Violin
Jefre Cantu–Ledesma – Treated Guitar + Electronics
Paul Clipson – Live Super8 dual projections.
Alexis Georgopoulos – MOOG Voyager + Roland Space Echo

Recorded live in stereo on a Roland Edirol R-09.
Due to proximity of recording device to Super8 projectors, their motors can be heard periodically throughout the recording.



Yoran – Montparnasse 2

Unbalance, 7″, 1981

A1. Concert Maillol
A2. Je Derve Avec Láir
B1. Montparnasse
B2. La Bou….

zip (w/ artwork)

FUTURE PAST mix by Greg Davis 2

Greg Davis

Future Past

August 2011

1) Lyle Mays – Invocation from LYLE MAYS

2) Jon & Vangelis – State of Independence from THE FRIENDS OF MR. CAIRO

3) Robert Wyatt – The British Road from OLD ROTTENHAT

4) Jon Hassell & Brian Eno – Delta Rain Dream from POSSIBLE MUSICS – FOURTH WORLD VOL. 1

5) Joe Zawinul – Zeebop from DIALECTS

6) Paul McCartney – Secret Friend from MCCARTNEY II (DELUXE EDITION)

7) Peter Gabriel – San Jacinto from 4 (SECURITY)

8) Mark Isham – Raffles in Rio from VAPOR DRAWINGS

9) Scritti Politti – Overnite from PROVISION

10) China Crisis – The Highest High from FLAUNT THE IMPERFECTION
11) Material – Secret Life from TEMPORARY MUSIC
12) John Abercrombie – First Light from ANIMATO

13) Klaus Schulze – Death of an Analogue from DIG IT

14) Weather Report – Indiscretions from SPORTIN’ LIFE

15) Frank Zappa – While You Were Art II from JAZZ FROM HELL

16) Lindsey Buckingham – Bang the Drum from GO INSANE

17) Jan Hammer – Colombia from ESCAPE FROM TELEVISION

18) David Torn – Suyafhu Skin-Snapping the Hollow Reed from CLOUD ABOUT MERCURY

19) Donna Summer – State of Independence from DONNA SUMMER

20) The Beach Boys – Sumahama from L.A. (LIGHT ALBUM)


Harold Budd – Live in Chicago – New Music America 1982 8

Harold Budd
“Children on the Hill”
Live in Chicago at New Music America 1982


(As some bonus material, I’ve also included 2 tracks from the ‘Chicago ’82: A Dip in the Lake’ cassette (made by Wim Mertens) which has an audience recording excerpt from the full performance above and a short interview clip with Harold Budd.)

…add your own reverb and chorus accordingly…

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