25/3/2013 ‘Northern Lights’ and 1/4/2013 ‘Numbers’ tracklists

An April shower falling as I write; not the rain which might be expected at this time of year, but light snow as winter continues to linger. Perhaps spring was the sunny outburst enjoyed for a couple of hours one afternoon a few weeks back – we’ll go from chill days to ice-cream melting heat within the time it takes for Sister Ray to blast cobwebs from sleep-slowed brains….
Still, as the white stuff  persists, it’s appropriate accompaniment for the belated listing of the tracks which featured on The Kitchen Sink ten days ago, a diverse selection from Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. The last was our starting point with:

1)BELABORIS – MONSTERIBAARI /1982 from the collection ‘Once Upon A Time’/ Dark Entries 2013
More info: http://www.darkentriesrecords.com/store/dark-entries/belaboris-once-upon-a-time-lp/
2)NILS OKLAND – STRAUM /from ‘Straum’/ Rune Grammofon 2000
More info: http://www.kalleklev.no/artists/1/1446.html
3)DAVID AHLEN – WE SPROUT IN THY SOIL /from ‘We Sprout In Thy Soil’/ Compunctio 2009
More info: http://www.compunctio.com/Compunctio/Media/Entries/2009/4/20_Music__David_Ahlen_Spirit_Fall.html
4)CIRCLE – LUIKERTELEVAT LAHOAVAT /from ‘Forest’/ Ektro 2004
More info: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/1476-forest/
5)Q4U – BORING /from ‘Q4U – Q1 Deluxe Edition 1980-1983’/ Dark Entries Records 2013
More info: http://www.darkentriesrecords.com/q4u-q1-deluxe-edition-1980-1983-lp/
6)HELVITIS SYMPHONY FOR 13 GUITARISTS (exc) /from the collection ‘Nart Nibbles’/ Kitchen Motors 2001
7)MUM – WE HAVE A MAP OF THE PIANO /from ‘Finally We Are No One’/ Fat Cat Records
              More info: http://www.fat-cat.co.uk/site/artists/mm
8)CHRISTINE ODLUND – LIGHTNING & VOICES /from ‘Phenomena’/ Ideal Recordings 2007
More info: http://www.christineodlund.se/
9)ALOG – SON OF KING /from ‘Amateur’/ Rune Grammofon 2007
More info: http://www.alog.net/
10)KIMMO POHJONEN – ANASTAJA /from ‘Kielo’/ Rockadillo 1999
More info: http://kimmopohjonen.com/
11)VALGEIR SIGURDSSON – LUNGS, FOR MERRILEE /from ‘Eqvilibrium’/ Bedroom Community 2007
More info: http://valgeir.net/

That fine piece by Icelandic producer, composer, musician, and Bedroom Community founder Sigurdsson brought the sixty-minute sonic journey around the roof of Europe to a close. Thanks were due this time to Josh Cheon of San Francisco label Dark Entries Records for the Belaboris and Q4U tracks. Much-appreciated!

On to the list of tracks played on this week’s show, which, focussing on numbers, had more than one or two excellent pieces to choose from. I won’t mention those which didn’t make the final cut because there are more than enough to fill another hour; yes, ‘Numbers 2’ could be just around the corner!
Those played were as follows, beginning, as seemed natural, with zero:

1)BENGA – ZERO M2 /from ‘Diary of An Afro Warrior’/ Tempa 2008
More info: http://www.benga.co.uk/
2)WIRE – 12 X U /from ‘Pink Flag’/ EMI 1977
More info: http://www.pinkflag.com/
3)GERDA: BLANK – 100CHANNELS /from ‘Numbers’/ X-Productions 2012
More info: http://www.gerdablank.com/
4)RAINER JANCIS – FRAGMENT II NUGA, 17.12.08 /from ‘Concert Series Of Improvisational Music 2008/20009’/
Improtest 2010 More info: http://improtest.edicypages.com/improtest-records-1
5)THE BYRDS – EIGHT MILES HIGH /from ‘5th Dimension’/ Columbia 1966
More info: http://www.thebyrds.com/
6)PAUL PANHUYSEN – PARTITA FOR 16 LONG STRINGS PROPORTIONALLY TUNED (ext) /from ‘Partita For Long
            Strings’/ XI Records 1999  More info: http://www.xirecords.org/122.shtml    http://www.paulpanhuysen.com/
7)STEVE REICH – MUSIC FOR 18 MUSICIANS SECTION IX /from ‘Music For 18 Musicians’/ ECM 1978
More info: http://www.stevereich.com/
8)STEREOLAB – OLV 26 /from ‘Emperor Tomato Ketchup’/ Elektra 1996
More info: http://www.stereolab.co.uk/news/
9)SMOG – FOUR HEARTS IN A CAN /from ‘The Doctor Came At Dawn’/ Drag City 1996
More info: http://www.dragcity.com/artists/smog
10)SENSATIONS’ FIX – DARKSIDE 2 /from ‘Music Is Painting In The Air (1974-1977)’/ RVNG 2012
More info: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17157-music-is-painting-in-the-air/
11)RORY STORM – 3’06 /from the ‘Dirt Beneath The Daydream’ collection/ The Audio Foundation 2009
More info: http://www.audiofoundation.org.nz/artist/rory-storm
12)GREEN MILK FROM THE PLANET ORANGE – SWEET 5A.M /from ‘He’s Crying “Look”‘/ Beta-Lactam Ring Records 2004
More info: http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/2108

And that mellow piece from the delightfully-named Tokyo trio brought our numerical theme to a close. At least for now….
Til next time, wishing you all many a sweet sonic experience (here in South Moravia birds are singing hopefully, that hope perhaps close to desperation as the snow continues to flutter down!), S.

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~ by theshinybeast on April 3, 2013.

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