Nice one- I have the version released on Frozen Reeds a few years ago, superb stuff. What a dreadful site though- did you order from there? hard to tell what format it is available on, CD I guess?
Apartment House do Julius Eastman's Femenine. Out on Another Timbre.
Picked this up the other week. It's long but an unarduous listen. Pleasant background listen. Would be nice on a good speaker set, oh yeah. Minimal composition...eh, I mean modern classical.
There's a YouTube extract on that link above. No bandcamp, I think.
Interesting label, these Another Timbre lot. Apartment House are new to me, but if this is the sort of thing they're into doing, then beam me up.
No, I bought it in an unreal but extremely small-scale left-of-field record store called Ftarri in North-East Tokyo which also operates as a pivotal improv venue for all sorts of jazzers and Cageheads playing in combination with the Tokyo improv scenesters like Tetuzi Akiyami, Makoto Oshiro, Takehiro Kaweguchi.Nice one- I have the version released on Frozen Reeds a few years ago, superb stuff. What a dreadful site though- did you order from there? hard to tell what format it is available on, CD I guess?
Anyways- i would also recommend checking out this interpretation of Eastman from Jace Clayton (aka DJ Rupture)
I read this fucked up story recently where Mary Jane Leach was doing a talk about his work and used the 'N' word a few times (because he used it in his song titles)- they then cancelled her concert because "discomfort, unease and violence was felt by many in the room as Leach invoked these titles" Public Apology Sure the world's gone mad altogether.
Final bit of Eastman trivia- he plays keyboard and is the voice that goes Baaaaaaannngggggg on Arthur Russell/Dinosaur L's Go Bang!
Damn I love hearing about idiosyncratic Japanese music shops, they ain't making no concessions to post-1994 web design either FTARRINo, I bought it in an unreal but extremely small-scale left-of-field record store called Ftarri in North-East Tokyo which also operates as a pivotal improv venue for all sorts of jazzers and Cageheads playing in combination with the Tokyo improv scenesters like Tetuzi Akiyami, Makoto Oshiro, Takehiro Kaweguchi.
He has a hat of that Another Timbre stuff at very good prices.
Anyway, that store is mental. Because the size is small, but you literally are stumped with decision-buying paralysis. And the guy is a pure sound middle-aged lad who sincerely disparages half the releases in the store. Not in some snobbish way, almost apologetically. "Actually this record is kind of boring. It's just people conversing on a street." I got some Zeitkratzer doing James Tenney in there recently too which is some intense just intonation carry-on.
I also bought this
Which seems like a no-brainer given the recent enthusiasm about him, but think I just prefer Morton Feldman. It was also out this year.
I'll check that out Shitepipe, cheers. The Rupture.
Yeah, I read that. Safe space mania for potentially offended audiences. The irony of trying to open something that would ordinarily be wrapped in cotton wool behind academic halls onto the public...they should have stuck to their guns. They disownered [dishonoured] the integrity of Eastman's work big time there.
Just ban everything, or stick it under Henry Fonda's nice clean hat.
I have that Dinosaur L 12"!
Some top class meandering jazz (?) from Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society:
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