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OCEAN OF SOUND (1996) [2 Discs Various Artists]


OCEAN OF SOUND (1996) [2 Discs Various Artists]
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This is a stunning eclectic collection of marvellous music I bought soon after it came out and thoroughly enjoyed!

Until some bimbo I was dating back then, borrowed the CD and lost it!

Subtitled; “A Collection of Music to Accompany David Toop’s book, Ocean of Sound,” this two disc set is like no other music collection you’ve ever heard!

We are grateful to isupplythecountrywithbutter

David Toop (born 5 May 1949) is an English musician and author, and as of 2001 was visiting Research Fellow in the Media School at London College of Communication. He was notably a member of The Flying Lizards. He was a prominent contributor to the British magazine The Face. He is a regular contributor to The Wire, the U.K. based music magazine.

Toop published his pioneering book on hip hop, Rap Attack, in 1984. Eleven years later, Ocean of Sound appeared, described as Toop’s “poetic survey of contemporary musical life from Debussy through Ambient, Techno, and drum ‘n’ bass.”

Since the 1970s, Toop has also been a significant presence on the British experimental and improvised music scene, collaborating with Max Eastley, Brian Eno, Scanner, and others. In 2001, Toop curated the sound art exhibition Sonic Boom, and the following year, he curated a 2-CD collection entitled Not Necessarily Enough English Music: A Collection of Experimental Music from Great Britain, 1960-1977.


The rather scholarly Toop, back in the mid nineties, produced a wonderful book on the origins and diaspora of modern music – focusing on ambient/ minimalist music – and also complied a masterful music collection to illustrate his themes and concepts.

Amazon.com describes Toop’s amazing book as;

“A member of a radical editorial collective on the cutting edge of British music criticism in the 1970s, later a critic for more standard papers, including the Times, David Toop’s second book covers a vast expanse of music. His tour-de-force survey describes a dissonant and invigorating clash of music and noise from western classical to Javanese gamelan, from Claude Debussy to Miles Davis to Brian Eno, from disco to techno to ambient. He discusses the changes in our sound world caused by the global reach of radio and recordings, and shows himself a rigorous pluralist, open to all styles and forms, but unafraid to offer robust criticism in any musical sphere.”

Altered States iii, Crystal World excerpt

In their search for absolutes, a number of music critics have looked to Riley as the definitive starting point for various trends: minimalism, extreme repetition, all-night trance improvisations and tape-delay systems.

Pieces such as In C, A Rainbow In Curved Air, and Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band were important in their time because they signalled two important changes in the way the worlds of music and comerce worked.

One: a composer was writing pieces which had grooves and improvised around modes (just like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Frank Zappa and half the rock bands in Psychedelia), which sounded as if psychotropics had been involved at some stage of the compositional process, which explored new technology and studio processing. Two: the albums were packaged by Columbia as rock albums, despite being on the Masterworks series, so implying that the razor wire dividing so-called classical, rock, jazz, art and commerce had been cut in a few places. Never mind the embarrasing occurence of hippie-speak on the In C sleevenotes – ‘No preconceptions, you just dig it’ – the sort of thing that Oliver Stone might exhume for another chapter of his Sixties revisionism.

The music, as musicians and sleevenote writes love to say, spoke for itself. Essentially modest, Riley downplays all of this. After all, his contribution to the late 20th Century mix emerged out of collaborative work and improvisations with La Monte Young, Pauline Oliveros and Chet Baker.

After the first flush of enthusiasm for minimalism and systems music, Riley and Young tended to be dismissed as old hippies, past their peak, while Philip Glass, Steve Reich, John Adams and Michael Nyman slid with varying degrees of compositional credibility into a new orthodoxy of avant-garde populism.

But as Riley says, life goes in cycles. Suddenly, the open works of Riley and Young seem more expansive, more useful to the fractured nature of music in the Nineties than all that knitting machine repetitiveness and it’s mutations.

— David Toop excerpt from his book “Ocean of Sound” published by Serpents Tail

Like the book, the discs cover an incredible array of sound and music. From Erik Satie to John Cage, to Ornette Coleman to Les Baxter to My Bloody Valentine to The Velvet Underground to Aphex Twin to Miles Davis to Brian Eno ! And loads more wonderfully eclectic music!

All your common or garden left of field “weird” music (well, weird to Robbie Williams fans anyway!)

But then there’s the really weird stuff!

Yap, we also get some strange but compelling stuff – sounds of Bearded Seals, recordings of Howler Monkeys (not a band, like the awful Arctic Monkeys! In fact, not a band at all!), sounds from a Buddhist Ceremony ….. you name it, it’s here!

Rather strangely, Howler Monkeys sound far better than Arctic Monkeys !!!

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Track Listing

Disc 1

King Tubby – Dub Fi Gwan
Herbie Hancock – Rain Dance
Aphex Twin – Analogue Bubblebath
Jon Hassell – Empire III
Ujang Survana – Sorban Palid
Claude Debussy – Prelude A L Apres ‘Midi D Un Faune’
Les Baxter – Sunken City
My Bloody Valentine – Loomer
Brian Eno – Lizard Point
Shunie Omizutori Buddhist Ceremony
The Vancouver Soundscape – The Music Of Horns And Whistles
Howler Monkeys
Peter Brotzmann Octet – Machine Gun
Harold Budd – Bismillahi ‘Rrahmani Rrahim’


Disc 2


Miles Davis – Black Satin
Terry Riley – Extract From Poppy Nogood “All Night Flight”
Detty Kurina – Coyor Panon
Ornette Coleman – Virgin Beauty
John Zorn/David Toop – Chen Pe I Pe I
Paul Schutze – Rivers Of Mercury
The Velvet Underground – I Heard Her Call My Name
Bearded Seals
Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers – Boat-Woman-Song
The Beach Boys – Fall Breaks Back Into Winter (Woody Woodpecker Symphony)
African Headcharge – Faraway Chant
Sun Ra – Cosmo Enticement
Music Improvisation Company – Untitled
Deep Listening Band – Seven-Up
John Cage – In A Landscape
Erik Satie – Vexations
Suikinkutsu Water Chime

Here she be:

Rapidshare Download Disc 1

Rapidshare Download Disc 2

All thanks to the great isupplythecountrywithbutter



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October 1, 2008 Posted by | Erik Sati, John Cage, Miles Davis, Music_Alternative, Music_Ambient, Music_Experimental, My Bloody Valentine, Ornette Coleman, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Jacques Loussier Trio – Satie: Gymnopedies/Gnossiennes [1998]

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Jacques Loussier Trio – Satie: Gymnopedies/Gnossiennes [1998]
# Audio CD (May 26, 1998)
# SPARS Code: DDD
# Number of Discs: 1
# Label: Telarc
# ASIN: B000007NGR
Slanting and shadow-cutting a flickering eddy
Trickled in gusts of gold to the shiny flagstone
Where the ambre atoms in the fire mirroring themselves
Mingled their sarabande to the gymnopaedia

We already posted the great Satie collection Aldo Ciccolini – Best Of Satie [2002]

We spoke about his meisterwerks, the amazing Gymnopédies.

And here is an interesting interpretation thereof into te jazz genre, thanks to Joe le Taxi.

Satie’s work was monumentally influential on the word of music. A true polymath, he was also very involved in other aspects of the avant garde – writing, art and theatre.

Indeed he could be called the father of minimalism!

Alfred Éric Leslie Satie (17 May 1866 – Paris, 1 July 1925) was a French composer and pianist. Starting with his first composition in 1884, he signed his name as Erik Satie.

Satie was introduced as a “gymnopedist” in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the amazing Gymnopédies. I’ve no idea what a “gymnopedist” is exactly… except that it is related to some ancient Greek dance called the gymnopaedia!

Later, he also referred to himself as a “phonometrograph” or “phonometrician” (meaning “someone who measures (and writes down) sounds”) preferring this designation to that of “musician,” after having been called “a clumsy but subtle technician” in a book on contemporary French composers published in 1911.

The Gymnopédies, are three majestic series of piano compositions written by Satie, published in Paris starting in 1888. These short, atmospheric pieces are written in 3/4 time, with each sharing a common theme and structure.

Collectively, the Gymnopédies are regarded as the precursors to modern ambient music – gentle yet somewhat eccentric pieces which, when composed, defied the classical tradition. For instance, the first few bars feature a disjunct chordal theme in the bass – first, a G-major 7th in the bass, and then a B-minor chord, also in the lower register. Then comes the one-note theme in D major. Although the collection of chords at first seems too complex to be harmonious, the melody soon imbues the work with a soothing atmospheric quality!

In addition to his body of music, Satie also left a remarkable set of writings, having contributed work for a range of publications, from the dadaist 391 to the American Vanity Fair. Although in later life he prided himself on always publishing his work under his own name, in the late nineteenth century he appears to have used pseudonyms such as Virginie Lebeau and François de Paule in some of his published writings.

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To find out more, read here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Satie
http://www.af.lu.se/~fogwall/intro.html
http://www.leninimports.com/erik_satie.html

I have long considered Satie’s Gnossienne to be some of the most emotionally touching and versatile pieces in music. So to pass a lazy afternoon, I went searching for as many versions of them as possible. I found everything from guitar to harp to dancefloor remixes. But there was one interpretation that stood out from all of them: the Jacques Loussier Trio interpretations.

First, I disagree vehemently with what one can only describe as the dense and snobbish two star review below. Satie’s music is not degraded here; it is simply reinterpreted into a new genre. But my ears (nor those of any other reviewer, it seems) detect any degredation or “dumbing down” of Satie. Rather, the Loussier Trio handle Satie’s delicate pieces with all the care they deserve. They do well at playing minimalistically, using no more notes than are necessary. I can’t help but think that this is the way Satie would have wanted it, as his compositions cry out for exactly that style.

While there are a few question marks on the CD (for instance, trying to fit a 3/4 Gymnopedie into 4/4)even the weaker tracks (relatively speaking) are worth a good listen. The Gnossienne (particularly the first four) take the cake, though!

A brief descriptive note before I leave you to buy the CD. Any lover of the “new” European (particularly Nordic) jazz, such as the Esbjorn Svensson trio, or the Tord Gustavsen trio, will UNQUESTIONABLY love the Jacques Loussier trio. Loussier has mastered the type of sparse and dark sound achieved by the said trios.

You are in for a treat, indeed!

By Kevin S Currie

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Tracklisting

1. Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1 / Var. 1 4:37
2. Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1 / Var. 2 4:34
3. Gnossienne No. 3 4:27
4. Gnossienne No. 6 5:26
5. Gnossienne No. 2 4:21
6. Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1 / Var. 3 5:07
7. Gnossienne No. 4 7:13
8. Gnossienne No. 5 4:16
9. Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1 / Var. 4 3:46
10. Gnossienne No. 1 3:58
11. Pas a Pas 3:44


Here she be:


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PASS: kzd

All thanks to Joe le Taxi



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September 26, 2008 Posted by | Aldo Ciccolini, Erik Sati, Music_Classical, Music_Jazz, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Aldo Ciccolini – Best Of Satie [2002]

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Aldo Ciccolini – Best Of Satie [2002]
Aldo Ciccolini piano
Orchèstre du Capitole de Toulouse / Michel Plasson
mp3 – vbr ~225kbs – 58.5mb + 58.5mb+ 16mb – covers

Slanting and shadow-cutting a flickering eddy
Trickled in gusts of gold to the shiny flagstone
Where the ambre atoms in the fire mirroring themselves
Mingled their sarabande to the gymnopaedia

We do love the work of master French musician, Erik Satie.

Satie’s work was monumentally influential on the word of music. A true polymath, he was also very involved in other aspects of the avant garde – writing, art and theatre.

Indeed he could be called the father of minimalism!

Alfred Éric Leslie Satie (17 May 1866 – Paris, 1 July 1925) was a French composer and pianist. Starting with his first composition in 1884, he signed his name as Erik Satie.

Satie was introduced as a “gymnopedist” in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the amazing Gymnopédies. I’ve no idea what a “gymnopedist” is exactly… except that it is related to some ancient Greek dance called the gymnopaedia!

Later, he also referred to himself as a “phonometrograph” or “phonometrician” (meaning “someone who measures (and writes down) sounds”) preferring this designation to that of “musician,” after having been called “a clumsy but subtle technician” in a book on contemporary French composers published in 1911.

The Gymnopédies, are three majestic series of piano compositions written by Satie, published in Paris starting in 1888. These short, atmospheric pieces are written in 3/4 time, with each sharing a common theme and structure.

Collectively, the Gymnopédies are regarded as the precursors to modern ambient music – gentle yet somewhat eccentric pieces which, when composed, defied the classical tradition. For instance, the first few bars feature a disjunct chordal theme in the bass – first, a G-major 7th in the bass, and then a B-minor chord, also in the lower register. Then comes the one-note theme in D major. Although the collection of chords at first seems too complex to be harmonious, the melody soon imbues the work with a soothing atmospheric quality!

In addition to his body of music, Satie also left a remarkable set of writings, having contributed work for a range of publications, from the dadaist 391 to the American Vanity Fair. Although in later life he prided himself on always publishing his work under his own name, in the late nineteenth century he appears to have used pseudonyms such as Virginie Lebeau and François de Paule in some of his published writings.

Joe Le Taxi sent us this wonderful Satie collection, containing most of Satie’s finest musical moments, wonderfully played by master pianist Aldo Ciccolini.

However, as well as this fine collection, you really do need to get the full Gymnopédies works also!!

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To find out more, read here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Satie
http://www.af.lu.se/~fogwall/intro.html
http://www.leninimports.com/erik_satie.html


To find out more about Aldo Ciccolini, read here:

http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Ciccolini-Aldo.htm

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Tracklisting

01. Gymnopédie N 1 Lent Et Douloureux
02. Gymnopédie N 2 Lent Et Triste
03. Gymnopédie N 3 Lent Et Grave
04. Le Picadilly, Marche
05. 3 Morceaux En Forme De Poire : Manière De Commencement
06. 3 Morceaux En Forme De Poire : Prolongation Du Même
07. 3 Morceaux En Forme De Poire : Lentement
08. 3 Morceaux En Forme De Poire : Enlevé
09. 3 Morceaux En Forme De Poire : brutal
10. 3 Morceaux En Forme De Poire : En Plus
11. 3 Morceaux En Forme De Poire : Redite
12. 3ème Gnossienne
13. Allons-y, Chochotte
14. Peccadilles Importunes : être Jaloux De Son Camarade
15. Peccadilles Importunes : Lui Manger Sa Tartine
16. Peccadilles Importunes : Profiter De Ce Qu’il A Des Cors Aux Pieds…
17. Je Te Veux
18. La Belle Excentrique : Grande Ritournelle
19. La Belle Excentrique : Marche Franco-lunaire
20. La Belle Excentrique : Valse Du Mystérieux Baisé Dans L’oeil
21. La Belle Excentrique : Grand Can Can Mondain
22. La Diva De L’empire
23. Choses Vues à Droite & à Gauche : Choral Hypocrite
24. Choses Vues à Droite & à Gauche : Fugue à Tatons
25. Choses Vues à Droite & à Gauche : Fantaisie Musculaire
26. Daphénéo
27. Jack In The Box : Prélude
28. Jack In The Box : Entracte
29. Jack In The Box : Finale
30. Les Pantins Dansent
31. Parade

Big thanks to Joe Le Taxi



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September 22, 2008 Posted by | Aldo Ciccolini, Erik Sati, Music_Classical, _MUSIC | 1 Comment