Author Tyler Weaver of Parenthetical Recluse, a fascinating blog about music, movies, literature, running, Ohio election signage, and so much more, has asked me to contribute a monthly recommendation (probably, mostly, music, but maybe other stuff?) for his MacroParentheticals newsletter. The newsletter comes out every Sunday and is chock full of Tyler’s own current media consumption, musings, “fascinations, perspirations, and whatever else comes to mind,” plus pictures of Tyler’s adorable dogs. Here was my recommendation for July:
This week I’m captivated by Elysia Crampton Chuquimia’s ORCORARA 2010, which I first heard on Maya Kalev’s beautiful NTS show Emotional Landscapes. ORCORARA 2010 weaves electronic, folk, ambient, noise, and classical music with spoken poetry to follow “intergenerational trauma, fugitives of Christian violence in a twilight called Puruma, returning to Mama Cocha, the sea that theorists call Nowhere.” It’s truly unique and mesmerizing. And proceeds go to the American Indian Movement West / AIM SoCal chapters, so it’s for a good cause. – EJK
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