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Greg Saunier


To Be Surrounded By Beautiful, Curious, Breathing, Laughing Flesh Is Enough

Label: Joyful Noise Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: Believe E.S.P.; Chandelier Searchlight; I Will Spite Survive; Mountain Moves; Polly Bee; Bad Kids to the Front; Snoopy Waves; Breakup Songs; Flower; Last Fad; Mirror Monster.



Label: Joyful Noise Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: In All Languages (Ornette Coleman); Excerpt from Spatial Serenade (J.D. Robb); Macrosolutions to Megaproblems (Voivod); Earthlight (Earl Kim); Knight Rider (Stu Phillips); Ohio Bell (Raymond Scott); Music for Renaissance Instruments (Mauricio Kagel); Electric Avenue (Eddie Grant); Cars (Gary Numan); Kontakte (Karlheinz Stockhausen); Wonderful (Beach Boys); Star Trek: Balance of Terror (Gerald Fried); All Fours (Pauline Oliveros); Rainbow Connection (Paul Williams); For Ann (Rising) (James Tenney); Oscillations (Silver Apples); Driven to Tears (The Police); We Are the Robots (Kraftwerk); Close Encounters of the Third Kind (John Williams); Patterns in a Chromatic Field (Morton Feldman); They Dwell on Other Planes (Sun Ra); Unfunky UFO (Parliament); Space Talk (Asha Puthli); Ottave Comandamento – Corri Veloce (Ennio Morricone); Homily for Snare Drum (Milton Babbitt); Song for a Future Generation (The B52s); Mechanical Accordion (Sofia Gubaidulina); O Astronauta (Vincius de Moraes and Baden Powell); Do You Know the Way to San Jose? (Dionne Warwick); Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit (David Graeber); Improvisation (Derek Bailey); The Jetsons (William Hanna and Hoyt Curtin); C- M=B05 (Anthony Braxton); Shadows for Contrabass Solo (Gyorgy Kurtag); The Perking Coffee Pot (Eric Siday); Variations Aldous Huxley in Memoriam (Igor Stravinsky); Pulsar (Caetano Veloso); Uno Espressione (Luigi Nono); Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (Krzysztof Penderecki); Empty Words (John Cage); Drip Music (George Brecht); All Tomorrow’s Parties (The Velvet Underground); Example #22 (Laurie Anderson).


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Deerhoof and Wadada Leo Smith: To Be Surrounded By Beautiful, Curious, Breathing, Laughing Flesh Is Enough

Read "To Be Surrounded By Beautiful, Curious, Breathing, Laughing Flesh Is Enough" reviewed by Troy Dostert

When it comes to combining the anarchic spirit of punk rock with whip-smart musicianship and a penchant for unbelievably catchy grooves, few bands come close to Deerhoof. Since the 1990s, the group has been cherished by indie rock cognoscenti, and they've also earned the respect of a large swath of the non-rock community as well, working ...


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Read "New American Songbooks, Volume 2" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Nate Wooley--as a Producer--equals his composer, improviser, and trumpeter alter ego. The editor-in-chief of the journal Sound American and distributor of music through the label of the same name, has issued a second edition of his forward thinking New American Songbook series. New American Songbooks, Volume 1, (Pleasure of the Text, 2017) was a cooperative trio ...


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The End: Svårmod Och Vemod Är Värdesinnen

Read "Svårmod Och Vemod Är Värdesinnen" reviewed by Vitalijus Gailius

The End emerge as a massive collaboration among Norwegian baritone saxophonist Kjetil Møster, Swedish baritone sax hooligan Mats Gustafsson, Norwegian noise-jazz guitarist Anders Hana, the San Francisco-based avant-rock band Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier and miraculous singer Sofia Jernberg. The quintet's debut “Svårmod Och Vemod Är Värdesinnen" manages to grasp several musical traditions. It sounds ...


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