Welcome to the latest svelte selection, a mixed bag of beauty, crackle, pop and stories of underwhelmedness. There’s also some chat about Green Man and ridiculous fawning over Cate le Bon and Tune-Yards.
Here are some things I talked about:
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Indeterminacy, by John Cage, with Stewart Lee and Tania Chen:
1. Four Tet – Jupiters from Pink
2. Antony and The Johnsons – Rapture from Cut The World
3. Chilly Gonzales – Train Of Thought from Solo Piano II
4. Kippi Kaninus – Örbrot from Huggun
5. Kippi Kaninus – Purer, Softer, Deader from Happens Secretly
6. A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Minuet For A Cheap Piano Number Two from A Winged Victory For The Sullen
7. Meursault – Mamie from Something for the Weakened
8. Hot Chip – Baby Said from Coming On Strong
9. Adam & Joe – The Festival Song from Adam and Joe’s Song Wars Volume 2
10. The Pictish Trail – The Handstand Crowd from Rough Trade Shops Green Man 12
11. Kwes. – Bashful from Meantime.
12. Cate Le Bon – Seaside, Low Tide from CYRK II
13. Tune-Yards – News from Bird-Brains
14. Franz Ferdinand – Do You Want To from You Could Have It So Much Better
15. Tortoise, The Ex – Pleasure As Usual from In The Fishtank 5
16. O Duo – Stephen McNeff: Baristas from O Duo
17. Synergy – John Cage: Amores – I Solo for Prepared Piano from Impact
18. Pet Shop Boys – A certain “Je ne sais quoi” from Winner
19. Arthur Russell – Calling Out of Context from Calling Out of Context
20. Philus – Kuvio 3 from Kolmio
21. Blur – Caramel from 13