Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, 2017.
File Under: Ambient, Electronic, Drone Listen Here Basil Kirchin: Worlds Within Worlds (Superior Viaduct) LP “Basil Kirchin was a pioneering British composer who blurred the lines between musical genres.
The nine tracks that make up Alexander are bound together by a melancholy sweetness that evokes a performer’s wandering lifestyle and the characters they meet along the way.
Recorded in 1971, Solo Guitar Volume 1 was Bailey’s first solo album.
Its cover is an iconic montage of photos taken in the guitar shop where he worked.
He and the photographer piled up the instruments whilst the proprietor was at lunch, with Bailey promptly sacked on his return.
The LP was issued in two versions over the years — Incus 2 and 2R — with different groupings of free improvisations paired with Bailey’s performances of notated pieces by his friends Misha Mengelberg, Gavin Bryars, and Willem Breuker.
The second release in a series of collaborations between Honest Jon’s Records and Incus: three double-LPs of the legendary free-improvising guitarist Derek Bailey, solo and in duos with Anthony Braxton and Han Bennink, augmenting the original releases with marvelous, previously unissued music.
Recorded in 1974, at the Royal Hotel in Luton, with Braxton playing soprano and alto saxophones, and Bb and contrabass clarinets.As Brian Eno writes in the liner notes on the original release, ‘Within the first couple of minutes it became obvious to me that Basil had not only discovered a whole new area of sound, but had exploited it with extreme skill and sensitivity, producing beautiful and evocative music as well. “Alexander is the solo guitar project of New Haven, CT native David Shapiro (Headroom, Nagual).After spending most of 20 touring behind an on-going series of improvised cassette releases that document the various locations Shapiro has lived, he settled down long enough to offer up a full-length LP of fingerpicking tunes.Yasuaki Shimizu: Kakashi (Palto Flats) LP “Originally released in 1982, Kakashi is another high water mark in the 80s Japanese underground.This album, which has gathered cult status in recent years, is the project of musical visionary Yasuaki Shimizu, and considered to be a highlight of his solo career.(Iron Lung) Internazionale – The Pale And The Colourful (Posh Isolation) K.