Wednesday, December 05, 2007
































Just placeholders because I was getting tired of seeing Zappa on the toilet. Plus I liked the packaging of these two, though musically I only really like the "without cartridge" portion of the double 3" Hong Chulki release. Working on a Bags review now. Interesting to get these two and two others by Choi Joonyang at the same time and to have to wade through some three hours of semi-severe noise, trying to determine what I liked and why. "Well, this screech over here is cool but that one--boring."

OK, back to work.....

11 comments:

Richard Pinnell said...

I know how you are feeling Brian.

I had five Balloon and Needle discs turn up a week or two back (most probably the same five as you) and went through them with the aim of finding a favourite section to play on audition. It can be tough wadign through that much relatively similar material trying to work out which sections you like best.

I like the Without Cartridge disc too, though not as much as some of Hum and Rattle, and plumped for a 15 minute excerpt of the final track on that disc. It sounded great, though I guess anything would following the Greg Malcolm rubbish that Al chose before it...;)

Alastair said...

pah

Jon said...

those of us trying to make one great CD from 140 minutes of Toshi Nakamura/English material really feel for you two. :)

Brian Olewnick said...

I liked the "white" disc of Joonyang's better than the "black" one.

Jon, the Toshi/English isn't going to be a double?

Brian Olewnick said...

(test) new comments not getting e-mailed to me.....

David said...

I've been having the same problem on my site.

Brian Olewnick said...

Well, your post just appeared in my mail, so hopefully whatever it was, was temporary.

Brian Olewnick said...

Although mine didn't........

Jon said...

"Jon, the Toshi/English isn't going to be a double?"

nope, one disc, probably in the 50-60 minute range.

Richard Pinnell said...

Hey I like the idea that we may be able to post things here without Brian noticing ;)

There is currently a lot of work being done to reduce four hours of material down to less than 80 minutes for a Cathnor CD too, but I've chosen to remove myself from that process. Apart from the fact I don't see that as my role I don't think I'd ever settle on a decision, or if I did I'd change my mind by the next day...

Brian Olewnick said...

Caught you, you Helena Gough latecomer!