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Sabrina Ratté – Activated Memory 1

Activated Memory is a two video project based on animated photographs of different parks and buildings of Montreal. Through the use of video feedback, 3D animation and color manipulations, the pictures render a new kind of space, a virtual world where only fragments of “reality” subsist. The music accompaniment  is composed by Roger Tellier-Craig.”


Dark Glow 1

Gasherbrum – Der leuchtende Berg
Dircted by Werner Herzog, 1985
Soundtrack by Popol Vuh


Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

01. Winter Solstice – All Alap (01:27:43)

Bahauddin Dagar (Rudra Veena) – Raga Bhairav – Alap
Hariprasad Chaurasia (Bansuri) – Raga Durgawati – Alap
Aruna Narayan (Sarangi ) – Raga Madhuvanti – Alap
Imrat Khan (Surbahar) – Raga Marwa – Alap
Hariprasad Chaurasia (Bansuri) – Darbari Kanada – Alap
Abdul Lateef Khan (Sarangi) – Raga Bhairavi – Alap
Ali Akbar Khan (Sarod) – Darbari Kanada – Alap
Debashish Bhattacharya (Slide Guitar) – Raga Saraswati – Alap
Shiv Kumar Sharma (Santoor) – Raga Janasamohini – Alap


Q&A – No UFO’s 1


1. Analog or Digital?’
I can’t have one without the other!

2. What time did you wake up today?
LATE – 8:47

3. Last thing you read?
Retromania by Simon Reynolds, but a much better answer would be Don DeLillo’s White Noise, which I read prior to that.

4. Whats your first memory?
April 2, 1982: standing at the foot of the basement stairs in my parents’ house, looking up and watching snow fall through the open doorway while my mother left.

5.Tea Or Coffee?

6. Last thing you cooked?
Biscuits & mushroom gravy with roasted carrots and beets.

7. If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
A dog.

8. What inspires you?
Connection. Transcendence. Work that captures what you didn’t know how to say, or poses questions you can’t answer. Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Roy Lichtenstein. Kurt Graupner. Public Enemy’s “Fear Of A Black Planet”. Etc.

9. Last record you played?
Eric’s Trip “Peter” 12″. But the last thing I listened to was the upcoming pillowdiver “cassetterecordings” EP, which is excellent.

10. Favorite piece of musical equipment?
It’s definitely been my Clacktronics Wasp Drive lately. In general it’s the piano. Honorable mention to the Roland Space Echo/Chorus Echo, though I don’t own one.. yet.

11. Last movie you saw?
It’s been a while. Either Pierrot Le Fou for the first time or Paris, Texas for the sixth time.

12. Who do you love?
Angie, family, friends.

13. Do you have any pets?
Sadly, no.

14. Are you useful?
Looking back at the last 18+ months it wouldn’t appear so.

15. Biggest fear?
Nothingness. Infinity. Losing my mind and not coming back.

16. What do you value the most?
Honesty, understanding. Balance. Purpose. Solitude b/w Autonomy.

17. Famous last words?
“What’s the worst that could happen?”

Konrad Jandavs records as No UFO’s. His first release (much hyped around these parts!) was last year’s small run self-released cassette, ‘Soft Cost’. It’s just been lovingly remastered & reissued on LP by Spectrum Spools.
His most recent LP “Mind Controls The Flood ” is out now on Public Information.

Koen Holtkamp, Mike Wexler, Date Palms, Meridians – Life Changing Ministry – Tomorrow Night! 0

Koen Holtkamp (Mountains)
Mike Wexler
Date Palms

Life Changing Ministry
1629 8th St
West Oakland, CA

8pm, $?

Facebook event.

Paiter Merewá – Songs of the Surui Indians from Brazil 2

Paiter Merewá
Songs of the Surui Indians from Brazil


Includes artwork and liners.

Thanks Alex!

ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE – Everything I Have, I Give To You 0

ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE – Everything I Have, I Give To You from kohnkepik

Koen Holtkamp, Mike Wexler, En, Tom Hall – CAT NAP, LA – Tomorrow Night! 0

Koen Holtkamp
Mike Wexler
En (w/ Paul Clipson)
Tom Hall (w/ Janeva Zentz)

December 8th, 8pm, $10 (no-one turned away)

1726 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA

Facebook event.

Rootmix – Xela – Winter 2011 4

Winter Mix – 2011
100% Vinyl

1. Max Roach – Twinkle Toes (Columbia)
2. Craig Leon – Four Eyes To See The Afterlife (White)
3. Mike Shiflet – Axle Grease (Type)
4. Theo Parrish – Nefarious Stranger (Ubiquity)
5. Andy Stott – We Stay Together (Part One) (Modern Love)
6. No UFO’s – Form Constant Flood (Public Information)
7. Earn – A Following Shadow (PPM)
8. Floating Points – Sais (Dub) (Eglo)
8. Lussuria – Untitled (Hospital)
9. Suum Cuique – Midden 2 (Young Americans)
10. Roly Porter – Caladan (Subtext)
11. Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – Sunshower (RCA)


Tom Greenwood, Ilyas Ahmed, Vodka Soap – Valentine’s, Portland – Tomorrow 0

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