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Pandit Pran Nath
Shandar LP, 1971

01. Raga Yaman Kalyan (29:19)
02. Raga Punjabi Berva (22:21)


This is a cross post with Raga Vibrations.

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – Conversations With Myself – Digital release 2

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma’s ‘Conversations With Myself’ is now available for digital download via the usual spots.

Conversations With Myself was commissioned by The San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art  for ‘Living Room‘, an all day event on June 4th 2011. The five movements were played on loop throughout the day in the SFMOMA’s Schwab Room. A small edition of 300 CD’s were produced and given away free at the event, and it’s currently available for digital download. The digital release contains the same music as the CD, with only slight changes made to the fading in & out of each track and with new artwork.

Q&A – Jon Porras 1

1: Analog or Digital?


2: What time did you wake up today?

3: Last thing you read?
The Night Face Up by Julio Cortazar

4: Whats your first memory?
Watching speed racer from under the kitchen table.

5: Tea Or Coffee?
Coffee- black as midnight on a moonless night.

6: Last thing you cooked?
Lentil Soup.

7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
A Hell’s Angel.

8: What inspires you?
Artists and friends here in the bay area.

9: Last record you played?
A Love Supreme.

10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?
This changes but today it’s the sp404.

11: Last movie you saw?
La Jetee.

12: Who do you love?
Friends, family, Alexa.

13: Do you have any pets?
A few succulents.

14: Are you useful?

15: Biggest fear?
Near earth objects.

16: What do you value the most?
Time well spent.

17: Famous last words?
Vaya Con Dios.

Jon Porras lives in San Francisco. He wields his axe as 1/2 of Barn Owl and also records solo records under his given name. His latest, ‘Black Mesa‘ is out in a couple of weeks on Thrill Jockey.

Into Midnight, from Black Mesa.

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