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 August:
This month I recommend an album that came out last year but is new to me, Wizard Apprentice’s Dig A Pit. Wizard Apprentice is Tieraney Carter, and the first thing that seduced me about this album was her chillingly beautiful voice. But a deeper listen unveils the intricacy of the stunning instrumental accompaniment: sparse, yet perfectly arranged to highlight and heighten the vocals. And I love a good drone, which this album has plenty of. From the Bandcamp description:
“Dig a Pit is an autobiography based on a personal experience of intimate partner violence. It focuses on the psychologically damaging impact of narcissistic abuse, an elusive form of emotional abuse rooted in manipulation, control, well-concealed cruelty, and humiliation. Each song examines different stages of recovery, including the process of healing from gaslighting, trauma bonding, and victimization to practices of self-protection and honoring anger.”
More from Wizard Apprentice:
Signup for the newsletters, and you won’t regret it. I’ve heard much wonderful new music thanks to Tyler’s discerning ear, and you certainly will too. Next month I’ll be talking about some of my favorite podcasts/radio shows!
Premiering today: ElectroJunkyard, my brand new bi-monthly show on Camp Radio in France. Homespun mixes of underground electronic music from the past, present, and maybe even the future. Airs at 7pm CET / 12pm CST. Listen at Camp Radio.
Episode 1 tracklist:
0:00 Dua Saleh – windhymn [Rosetta, Against Giants, 2020]
3:36 O.L.I.V.I.A. – iLOVE [4k, Deathbomb Arc, 2020]
7:38 Puce Mary – Slouching Uphill [The Drought, PAN, 2018]
12:17 Wahono – 4’03” [Dehumanisasi / Dealienisasi, DIVISI62, 2019]
16:13 Geiger Von Müller and Elizabeth Joan Kelly – Blue Moon Frequency 2b Summer Mix 2:20 [Blue Moon Frequency #2b [Summer Mix], self-released, 2020]
18:24 Rắn Cạp Đuôi – Ripples [Degredation, Flaming Pines, 2019]
22:06 BŪJIN – ROSANILINE [ROSANILINE, self-released, 2020]
25:07 Fuji-Yuki – Blood Moon [Seitō: In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun, Akuphone, 2019]
30:54 Alex Epton feat. Lucinda Chua – 3OHA (Eartheater Rework) [3OHA (Eartheater Rework), SA Recordings, 2020]
36:35 Chorchill – Human Submarine [Nachtfisch, Strategic Tape Reserve, 2020]
39:53 Sarah Schonert – Ain’t No Weight But Your Own [Songs About Sounds, self-released, 2019]
44:44 Penelope Trappes – Carry Me (Cosey Fanni Tutti Rework) [Penelope Redeux, Houndstooth, 2019]
49:16 Maria Zerfall – Wohin [Sammlung (Elektronische Kassettenmusik, Düsseldorf 1982-1989), Bureau B, 2017]
51:47 Elysia Crampton Chuquimia – Abolition (Infrared) [ORCORARA 2010, PAN, 2020]
55:39 Gazelle Twin – HERD [HERD, self-released, 2020]
Thanks to Letters from Mouse for playing my “Human Research Roadmap (Remix),” from Wormhole World’s A Picture of Good Health Volume 3.2, on Mad Wasp Radio. The episode also features a great set from artist of the month Cpektir. Check it out below or on Mixcloud.
Yes, another banger of a show on Warminster Community Radio’s Dark Train with Kate Bosworth, this one featuring “Blue Moon Frequency #2b [Summer Mix]” with Geiger von Müller. Catch the show, which includes perennial favorites Boobs of Doom, Forest Robots, Simon Klee, Rupert Lally, and Wonderful Beasts, to name a few, on Mixcloud or below.
Thanks to Tim Sweeney for including “Whaliens” on KAOS Radio’s Sweeney’s Gumbo Yaya alongside my faves Helen Gillet, Aurora Nealand, and so many killer brass band tunes. Read about The New Orleans Brass Band Musicians Relief Fund on Sweeney’s blog, and listen to the show on Mixcloud or below.
Thank you to ANTI: Music Review for the lovely write-up of “Blue Moon Frequency #2b [Summer Mix]” with Geiger von Müller and Paal-V. An excerpt:
…creative ingenuity modulates various sounds and ideas into the wonderfully mixed and compartmentalized fabric.
See the full review over on the blog.
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
More from Elysia Crampton Chuquimia:
Signup for the newsletters, and you won’t regret it. I’ve heard much wonderful new music thanks to Tyler’s discerning ear, and you certainly will too.
Thanks to Nick Tann for including “Blue Moon Frequency #2b [Summer Mix]” by myself and Geiger von Müller on July’s Is This Thing On? alongside tracks by Cold Water Swimmers, Emker Cel, Becky Fishwick, Sixteen and J’supreme, Dan Lyons, T”Pau, and the man Tann himself. Plus a panel with Katy Lou, Anna Neal and Paula Frost! Listen on the site or below.