Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Squarepusher/William Basinski

Scored this old Squarepusher album I had never heard, "Music is Rotted One Note", off this blog, some good stuff on here, including a Yesterday's New Quintet album I didn't have. The Squarepusher album is maybe the best thing I've heard from him, drum & bass meets early 70s Miles, really cool and far out.

Late night, nothing lately tops William Basinski and his austere ambient albums. I saw him do "Vivian and Ondine" a few weeks ago at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn Heights, it was in the old ante-chamber of a municipal building, laser lights rotating off the crenelated ceiling; the music is monotonous, washes of sound drifting into and away from each other, string instruments looped and run heavily through reverb, but it changes very subtly. It was cool to see it live, but it's best experienced sipping bourbon past midnight while reading.


Igor said...

Cool, I'll have to check this record out. My favorite Squarepusher album was Do You Know Squarepusher? He's gotten away from the really harshly experimental stuff and moved into live instrumentation, though, and I haven't been into his output lately.

DC said...

"Go Plastic" is my joint, although "Feed Me Weird Things" wins best album title.