Friday, August 03, 2007

Light posting around here recently due to general busyness (and consequent lack of opportunity to delve further into Braxtonia) and paucity of interesting new releases finding their way into my grubbies. Didn't get a lot out of the new solo Dorner on Absinth and haven't a clue what, if anything, to write about it. The third release on Manual out of Korea, "5 Modules III", a quartet with Ryu Hankil, Jin Sangtae, Taku Unami and Mattin is intriguing enough but requires many more listens. I'm kind of hearing it in relation to "sight" though its means of generation is entirely different.

Picked up the older "Futatsu" release as well (Sugimoto & Malfatti) which also requires much digestion.

Off to San Antonio for a week on Sunday (work-related), back Friday. Carry on.

Reading or have read:

Amos Tutuola - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts/The Palm Wine Drinkard
Jonathan Rosenbaum - Essential Cinema
Russell Shorto - The Island at the Center of the World
Kobo Abe - The Face of Another
Kingsley Amis - Lucky Jim


Richard Pinnell said...

Wow Brian I'm amazed that you have only just picked up Futatsu! I'm interested to hear which of the two discs you prefer, the side composed and constructed on a computer by Malfatti using live samples or the full concert recording. I think both are great but have a preference for one over the other. Intrigued by your thoughts.

Also, speaking someone that only owns one Braxton album and is in no hurry to obtain any more I miss your serialised delving through his back catalogue all the same. Not as much as I lament the absence of a Keith Rowe biography in my life, but I miss it all the same ;)

Richard Pinnell said...
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Brian Olewnick said...

Yeah, I somehow blanked out on that one and had forgotten about it. I've only listened once so far, enjoying both discs. We'll see how it goes, but as I'm one of those who really likes something like Sugimoto's Live in Australia set (and the ISO garden recording), I'll probably end up preferring the live disc just for hearing the piece "embedded" in the everyday.