I picked up Glenn Gould's 3 CD set (A State of Wonder) consisting of his two recordings of the Goldberg Variations and a bonus CD with an interview and outtakes for $7.
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Turkish composer/performer Mercan Dede's new work entitled "Su" on the Escondida label and Choying Drolma and Steve Tibbetts' new work "Selwa" which is comprised of Tibetan chants paired with Tibbetts' guitar, on the Six degrees label.
Both very other worldly world music. "Su" is Eastern vocals set to electronica while the chants/guitar is very meditative. Both very different.
I have most of Bjork's LP's and they are all different. I love that crazy girl and am easily immersed in her work regardless of when in her career it was created.
The most difficult for me is her new album, Medúlla. I love the fact it's double album ( LP's), recorded at 45 RPM like Radiohead's 2003 release of "Hail to the Thief." It is a stunning recording with super deep bass but is filled with very long passages of chants and noises that I have not yet adjusted to.
Guess if it came down to must choose, after "Post" and "Homogenic" I would take her 10 year old release, "Debut," which is still available on LP and CD.
I missed her very early work and would love to hear "Tappi Tíkarrass" (which apparently translates as "Cork that bitch's arse.") This was produced sometime between 1981 and 1983 and is pretty rare, appearing after her first successful release in Iceland when she was 11 years old. Amazing little girl and although disturbing to some, I love her energy and creativity.
Nice call on the eels album! I dig it as well. Two of my latest scores are Grandpaboy aka Paul Westerberg Dead Man Shake and the self titled release from Pitty Sing! I just cannot stop listening to it.
Actually getting to see Paul Westerberg at the 930 Club here in DC Friday. Should be awesome!
Oh great! Albertporter is recommending another group I'm probably going to like and will have to spend the next few months searching and shelling out for their music! I almost complete my collection of Dead Can Dance and now I'm going to have to go in search of Eels!
Just kidding, Albertporter. Keep'em coming!