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2016 30 Sep

Journal October, revisited

von: Michael Engelbrecht Filed under: Blog | TB | 2 Comments

There are so many great albums out now (or soon available) – by Nick Cave, Andrew Cyrille, Daniel Lanois, Zsofia Boros, Linda Catlin Smith, Pye Corner Audio, Okervil River, Jenny Hval, Leonard Cohen, et al. It’s all in the mix – the unknown, the unexpected – and the big names with records turning into instant classics! But, well, Nick Cave has made the album of his life – to say that the music goes under your skin, is pure understatement. And then, our „reissue section“ – there are good reasons to chose Neil Young’s black masterpiece Time Fades Away, or Steve Reich’s fabulous The ECM Recordings (strange enough, „Violin Phase“ has always been my favourite Reich track!). Or Ray Charles‘ „Atlantic Years“, a real treat, seven vinyl records in glorious mono which really is, in this case, glorious mono. But, okay, I want it darker now, so, let’s take Neil’s long neglected treasure from his darkest years. And, to open up the horizon even more, just lose yourself in this month’s thriller – or that book of philosophy (with some well-dosed sex in it). I personally prefer Heinrich Steinfest. And, last, but not least, the title JOURNAL OCTOBER rings a bell? The first pure solo recording of David Darling, cello, voice and – bells …

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  1. Jan Reetze:

    „Tehillim“ ist nicht so meins, aber der Rest dieser Box gehört nicht nur zu den besten Werken Steve Reichs, er gehört zu den besten Werken der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Und das sage ich bestimmt nicht oft.

  2. Michael Engelbrecht:

    Ja, geht mir genauso, zu TEHILLIM bekam ich damals keinen Zugang, vielleicht zu viel Kaballah:) – aber anaonsten, grossartig, ich spiele OCTET oder VIOLIN PHASE, Am 15. Oktober.

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