Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Good Comp, Good Cause!!

It's nice that iTunes has their own superstar Songs for Japan benefit compilation, with proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross.

But if you're reading this, I really think you should check out Benefit for the Recovery in Japan, proceeds to Civic Force! (First seen at Altered Zones...)

I'd started this post quite awhile ago, but comp's still up - and four-plus hours at $15, it's a complete steal. Quite the introduction to a a bunch of heavy-hitters (and some personal faves), and a wide range of weirdo genres: electronics, guitar, minimalism, drone, some noise, even a little "rock" music.

Something(s) along the lines of this...

"Cassiopeia" by Grouper, from Benefit for the Recovery of Japan (2011)

Part One:

1. Fennesz: "Fearless"
2. Helado Negro: "Cabeza Bella"
3. Stephan Mathieu: "(Excerpt from) The Floating World"
4. School of Seven Bells: "Midnight Sun"
5. Lawrence English: "Hotaru"
6. Noveller: "Darkheart"
7. Zeena Parkins: "The Letter"

"Camptown Races" From the Great American Songbook (#8, 2008)

8. Tom Carter (of Charalambides): "Mended"
9. Akron/Family: "Deep Kazoo"
10. The Ex: "Cold Weather Is Back"
11. Shinji Masuko (of Boredoms/DMBQ): "Botsuon"
12. Oneohtrix Point Never (#39, 2010): "The Inside World"
13. Tokimonsta: "Sound Caves"
14. Joshua Abrams: "Jackdaws"
15. Keith Fullerton Whitman: "Anzac #3"

16. Ben Frost: "Snæugla"

17. David Daniell: "Shiho-hiru-tama"
18. Grouper: "Cassiopeia" [see above]
19. Tape: "Mirrors"

"Stained Glass Body" from Love Is A Stream (2010)

20. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (of The Alps, #4 of 2010): "Moon in a Dewdrop"
21. D. Charles Speer: "Steel Infant"

"Night of the Archon" from West Winds (2010)

22. Evan Caminiti (of Barn Owl #11 of 2010): "Blue Veil"
23. Blackshaw, Wood, Wood & Tomlinson (James Blackshaw & Hush Arbors): "Are You Alright? (Chump Change)"
24. Nat Baldwin (of Dirty Projectors): "In the Hollows"
25. Chris Forsyth & Shawn Edward Hansen: "Dirty Pool Blues"

"All I Want Is Calm" from Give It Up (2009)

26. Zelienople: "Stone Faced About It"
27. Elm (Jon Porras of Barn Owl #11 of 2010): "Diamond Dust"
28. Lobisomem: "Kusha"
29. Stabbing Eastwood (Tunde Adebimpe & Ryan Sawyer): "Thundersnow Mountain"
30. Alan Licht & Greg Malcolm: "Natasha Utting Reporting"
31. Scott Tuma: "To: Hasty"
32. Rhys Chatham: "Prayer for the People of Fukushima"

"Guitar Trio (G3) Part 2 (Finale)" by Rhys Chatham

Part Two:

33. Prefuse 73: "The Only Climactic Dissonant Hums"

"The Class of 73 Bells" from Preparations (2007)

34. Growing: "Untitled"
35. James Plotkin (of Khanate): "Broken '96"
36. Totem Test: "Pulse Prayer for Japan"
37. Marcus Schmickler (of Pluramon): "2.71828 Up"

38. Tim Hecker: "Hatred of Music (Double Gate Mix)"

39. Sylvain Chauveau: "Colours in Darkness"
40. Bear In Heaven: "The Days We Have"
41. Spires That In The Sunset Rise with Michael Zerang: "Collision Theory"
42. C. Spencer Yeh: "Solo Violin March 13th 2011"
43. Lau Nau: "Oi Kuolema"
44. Oren Ambarchi (#10, 2004): "Merely A Portmanteau"

45. Warm Ghost: "Uncut Diamond (Dripping Pollen Mix)"

46. Bradley & Geofrey (Atlas Sound + White Rainbow): "Mr. Stephen's Private Service"
47. Peter's House Music: "Half Step"
48. Leb Laze: "Da Plane Da Plane"
49. Matthewdavid: "Stop Laughing / Be Honest"

"The Silouettes" from Old Punch Card (2010)

50. Sam Prekop: "Lakes River"
51. Simon Scott: "Of You (Before 2082)"
52. Tetuzi Akiyama/Jon Mueller/Jim Schoenecker: "Untitled"
53. Shelley Burgon: "Let It Be New"
54. Giant Sand: "Recovery Mission"
55. William Tyler: "Tears and Saints"
56. Mountains: "Still Life"
57. Ben Vida: "Quadsweep +2 (snkglazz iii)"

Maria Chavez, last live set in Houston, TX

58. Maria Chavez: "Natural Disaster #2_2011"
59. Cleared: "Nova"
60. Neptune: "FIG IV"
61. Water Fai: "Tokitomori"
62. Parts & Labor: "Dokonimonai"

63. Jackie-O Motherfucker: "Blood of Life"

64. Greg Davis: "Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani"

Mount Chureito

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