I Am Sitting In A Room

Author or Artist

Alvin Lucier
I Am Sitting in a Room

Summary

A fascinating and singular piece of music. British pan-avant music magazine The Wire says, "Lucier is the undoubted genius of process music; and this is his masterpiece." The entirety of the album is built out of repeated playbacks and re-recordings of Lucier describing the process by which he will make the album, the sonic characteristics of the room affecting each successive recording slightly more than the last. You might be forgiven for getting ten minutes in and thinking that it sounds basically the same, but more reverby. However, to once again quote The Wire, "With each repetition, the frequencies of Lucier's voice that most closely match the room's resonant frequencies are enhanced, and soon he becomes incomprehensible, only the dim memory of his text animating glistening spools of sound. The music is its own score, but it's not the formal simplicity of technique that impresses the most. Towards the end, once Lucier has gone and only the inarticulate room remains, it's a gorgeous and quite extraordinary experience."

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Space Echo: The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed

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Various
Space Echo

Summary

Seriously? How is this not already a movie? A shipwreck full of synthesizers on an island with limited electricity off the coast of Africa in 1968? And... and... I don't even want to spoil it for you. For real, read the liner notes! It's The Gods Must Be Crazy meets the X-Files only set during a Vietnam-era rebellion againt a repressive colonial government. Plus it's got grooves and hooks to spare. It's the only behind-the-music story I know that might even top that of Leon Theremin. A tremendous find for the crate-digging label Analog Africa. If there's any justice, they'll be getting a lot more exposure when the movie version is lining up its Oscar noms.

Boombox 1

Author or Artist

Various Artists
Boombox 1

Summary

The UK's Soul Jazz Records just keeps spitting out fascinating compilations. Boombox, the latest, promises "Early independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979-82."

Dekalog

Dekalog

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Krzysztof Kieślowski's Dekalog is one of those 9.5 hour super-classics that everyone means to watch some time, when they have 9.5 hours to spare. With Criterion's typically lavish reissue, there's no better time to really think about maybe watching it one of these days.

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Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

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Martin Scorsese says of this five-disc set, "This very special collection illuminates one of the most fascinating and unjustly neglected corners of American movie history."

radiate/dissolve

radiate/dissolve

Summary

Rogue Valley return with a new album sure to please fans of their Americana stylings.