things I listened to in 2018


Some things I’ve been listening to during the holiday season. As you can see, I’ve been into the Kosmische Musik and other electronic music of the past this year, much less jazz.

Be sure to check out my Notable releases 2018  list too. I rarely review albums for anyone any more, but I still like to keep lists.

Roedelius – Plays Piano (Bloomsbury Theatre, London, July 28th)
Roedelius – Wenn der Südwind weht
Brian Eno with Cluster & Harmonia – Collaborations (1976 – 1985)
Roedelius – Durch die Wüste
Roedelius – Jardin au fou
Cluster – Zuckerzeit
Harmonia – Musik von Harmonia
Neu! – NEU!
Manuel Göttsching ‎– Dream & Desire
Michael Hoenig & Manuel Göttsching – Early Water
Ash Ra – New Age Of Earth
Tangerine Dream – Soundmill Navigator (Live 1976)
Edgar Froese – Macula Transfer
Robert Fripp – November Suite, Live At Green Park Station 1996
Nektar – Remember The Future
Popol Vuh – In den Garten Pharaos
Popol Vuh – Hosianna Mantra
Danna & Clément – The Best Of Danna & Clement
Roberto Donnini ‎– Tunedless
Akira Rabelais – .​.​.​Bénédiction, Draw
Arturo Stàlteri ‎– CoolAugustMoon (from The Music Of Brian Eno)
Ancient Lights and the Blackcore
Endless 1 & 2

Göran Söllscher – Eleven-String Baroque
Joachim Kühn – Let’s Be Generous

Saigyō Hōshi

John McLaughlin & Mahavishnu – Live in SF 2018
Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen, Ben Monder – Infinitude
Marcin Wasilewski Trio – Live
Bobo Stenson – Contra La Indecisión
Allan Holdsworth – Tokyo Dream 1984

Robert Fripp – A Blessing Of Tears
Omicron – Acrocosm
Omicron – Generation Motion of a Pulse
Murcof – Cosmos
Tetsu Inoue – World Receiver
Datacide – Flowerhead
Hat – Tokyo – Frankfurt – New York
Datacide – Ondas
The Orb – No Sounds Are Out of Bounds
Björk – The Music From Matthew Barney’s Drawing Restraint 9
Max Richter – Mary Queen Of Scots (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Max Richter – White Boy Rick

…and a lot of FAX +49-69/450464, Cluster and Tangerine Dream.

A lot.

Some new things that came out in 2018…I can’t check out everything I want to, but I try. My recent listening lists here.

no particular order:

John Luther Adams – Everything That Rises (Cold Blue)
Kyle Gann – Hyperchromatica (Other Minds)
Mary Jane Leach – (f)lute songs (Modern Love)
Peter Garland – The Landscape Scrolls (Starkland)
Stefano Scodanibbio, Daniele Roccato, Ludus Gravis Ensemble – Alisei (ECM)
Jon Hassell – Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume One)
Brian Eno – Music For Installations (Opal)

Andrew Cyrille, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Frisell – Lebroba (ECM)
Bobo Stenson – Contra La Indecisión (ECM)
Cuong Vu – Change In The Air (RareNoise Records)
Dave Holland – Uncharted Territories (feat Evan Parker, Craig Taiborn and Ches Smith) (Dare2 Records)
David Liebman, Adam Rudolph, Tatsuya Nakatani – the Unknowable (RareNoiseRecords)
Florian Weber – Lucent Waters (ECM)
John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)
King Crimson – Meltdown (Live in Mexico 2017) (Discipline Global Mobile)
Kris Davis and Craig Taborn – Octopus (Pyroclastic)
Marc Copland – Gary: Piano Solo (Illusions)
Mark Turner and Ethan Iverson – Temporary Kings (ECM)
Miles Okazaki – Work, the Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk (Not On)
Tyshawn Sorey – Pillars (Firehouse 12)
Wayne Shorter – Emanon (Blue Note)
Allan Holdsworth Tokyo Dream 1984
John McLaughlin & Mahavishnu – Live in SF 2018 (Abstract Logix)

Thelonious Monk – Mønk
Barre Phillips – End to End
Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau – Long Ago And Far Away
Aaron Parks – Little Big
Cuong Vu – Ballet (The Music of Michael Gibbs)
Cuong Vu – Change In The Air
Florian Weber – Lucent Waters
Dave Liebman – Fire
Dave Liebman – Ceremony
Dave Liebman – Opal Heart
Bruce Gertz – Blueprint
Bruce Gertz – Third Eye
Gary Burton Quartet In Concert 1968
Daniele Roccato – Scodanibbio: Alisei
Max Richter – Werk ohne Autor, Never Look Away
Nora Shulman, Norbert Kraft, Mauro Giuliani – Duets for Flute and Guitar
Gurdjieff, De Hartmann, Alain Kremski ‎– Voyage Vers Des Lieux Inaccessibles / Journey To Inaccessible Places (Vol. 1)
Éliane Radigue ‎– Trilogie De La Mort
Éliane Radigue ‎– Mila’s Journey Inspired By A Dream
Éliane Radigue – Transamortem
Akira Rabelais – The Little Glass



Some newish things I’ve been checking out…in addition to continued spins from previous months, particularly Abercrombie and ECM things.

King Crimson – Meltdown (Live in Mexico 2017)
Ellen Fullman & Okkyung Lee – The Air Around Her
Gavin Bryars – New York
Gavin Bryars – Adelaide Town Hall
Howard Skempton- Well, Well Cornelius
Steve Reich – Music For 18 Musicians, Ensemble Modern
Steve Reich – Four Organs, Steve Reich, Steve Chambers, Art Murphy & Jon Gibson
Steve Reich- Variations for Winds, Strings and Keyboards, Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ & Six Pianos, SF Symphony
Philip Glass & Steve Reich – Music 4 Hands, Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies
James McVinnie, Philip Glass – The Grid
Tangerine Dream – The Virgin Years 1974-1978
Daniel Lentz – Missa Umbrarum
Daniel Lentz – The Crack in the Bell
Peter Garland – The Birthday Party
Pete Namlook and Tetsu Inoue – 62 Eulengasse
Alio Die – Under An Holy Ritual
Alio Die & Robert Rich – Fissures

Björn Meyer – Provenance
Aaron Parks – Find the Way
Ron Miles – Quiver
John Abercrombie – Current Events
John Abercrombie – November
Tim Miller – Trio
Thelonious Monk – Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Sungjae Son – Near East Quartet
John Scofield – Bar Talk
John Scofield – East Meets West

breatheAware_gif-01_buyalexJohn Luther Adams – Canticles of the Holy Wind
Peter Garland – The Landscape Scrolls 
Mary Jane Leach – (f)lute songs
Sarah Hennies, Lenka Novosedlíková – Sisters
Sarah Hennies – Knees
Sarah Hennies, Cristián Alvear – Orienting Response
Cristián Alvear – Toru Takemistu: Folios pour guitare
Cristián Alvear, Pablo Olivares, Fernando Abarca & Andrés Pantoja – J​.​S. Bach: Brandenburg concert n°3 BWV 1048
Cristián Alvear & Andrés Pantoja – Claude Debussy: Petite Suite
William Basinski – Watermusic II
Paul McCandless, John Taylor – Evansiana
World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
David Liebman Quintet – Doin’ It Again
Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield – Hudson
Wolfgang Muthspiel – Where The River Goes
Ambrose Akinmusire – Origami Harvest
Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin – Awase
Trygve Seim – Helsinki Songs
Jakob Bro, Thomas Morgan & Joey Baron – Bay Of Rainbows
Nicolas Masson Quartet – Travelers
Danish String Quartet – Last Leaf
Danish String Quartet – Prism I
Kim Kashkashian – Elegies
Kim Kashkashian – J.S. Bach: Six Suites for Viola Solo
ARW aka Yes – Live at the Apollo

Tyshawn Sorey – Pillars
Stickmen – 20180926 Dosey Doe, Houston, TX (board mix) free download
Zsófia Boros – Musicbox
Zsófia Boros – En Otra Parte
Gurdjieff / De Hartmann – Alessandra Celletti – Sacred Honey
Jack DeJohnette • Ravi Coltrane • Matthew Garrison – In Movement
Billy Hart – All Our Reasons
Billy Hart – One Is the Other
Joshua Redman – Still Dreaming
David Virelles – Gnosis
Wayne Shorter – Emanon
John Scofield – Combo 66
Michal Urbaniak – Fusion III
Whit Dickey, Mat Maneri, Matthew Shipp – Vessel in Orbit
Michael Mantler – Comment C’Est
Momo Kodama – Debussy & Hosokawa Etudes
John Surman – Invisible Threads
Billy F Gibbons – The Big Bad Blues

Marc Copland – piano
John Abercrombie – guitar
Jazz-Club “La Spirale”, Fribourg, Switzerland, 02.02.1996

14317527_1007841762672369_7690932792230209854_nTerry Riley – Zofo Plays Terry Riley
Terry Riley – Terry Riley Meets Maurice Ravel
Terry Riley – Africa Express – Terry Riley’s In C Mali
Matt Starling – Terry Riley’s Dorian Reeds (For Brass)
Jeffrey Loeffert – Dorian Reeds by Terry Riley
Terry Riley – Ragazze Quartet, Kapok, Slagwerk Den Haag – Four Four Three

loscil – Coast-Range-Arc
loscil – Endless Falls
loscil – Sketches From New Brighton
loscil – Submers
Gas – Gas
Gas – Königsforst

much repeated listening to Marc Copland albums…and Mark Turner and Ethan Iverson – Temporary Kings, there’s a hot one.

and other stuff…you had to be there.

997034_10201637578061621_8692909673579359769_nTim Berne – My First Tour, Live in Brussels
Mark Turner and Ethan Iverson – Temporary Kings
Pharoah Sanders – Live at the East
Pharoah Sanders – Black Unity
Pharoah Sanders – Village of the Pharaohs
John Coltrane – Om
John Coltrane – Meditations
David Liebman, Adam Rudolph, Tatsuya Nakatani – the Unknowable
Miles Okazaki – Figurations
Ben Monder – Dust
Ben Monder – Excavation
Dave Liebman & John Stowell – Petite Fleur: the Music of Sidnet Bechet
John Stowell – the Banff Sessions
Klaus Schulze – Sillouettes
Omnicron – Generation and Motion of a Pulse

Wayne Shorter Quartet – Heineken Jazzaldia 2017

Wayne Shorter Quartet – Music from ‘Beyond the Sound Barrier’
Recorded Live: 8/9/2008 – Newport Jazz Festival – Newport, RI

40263463_2077054088984971_4814693604792467456_nsome of my recent listening.

Aerial Service Area I & II
David Reeves – Otras I & II
Jochem Paap – Vrs-Mbnt-Pcs I & II
Mandible Chatter – Grace
Jackson Mac Low – Open Secrets
Karl Berger and Dave Holland – All Kinds of Time
John Coltrane – Soultrane
Marc Copland – NY Trio Recordings, vol I-III
Marc Copland and Vic Juris – Double Play
Roddy Ellias with Marc Copland and Adrian Vedady – Sticks and Stones
Marc Copland – Crosstalk
Miles Okazaki – Work, the Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk
Tyshawn Sorey – that/not
Raghunath Seth – Realm of Raga
Raghunath Seth – Bansuri
Raghunath Seth – Classical Flute Music of India


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