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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tony Schwartz: City Pitchmen

From his album, Millions of Musicians (Folkways Records, 1954).  Mr Schwartz wandered around recording audio on the street, like a birdwatcher.  Here's an example of some of the more colorful species.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Vladimir Ussachevsky: Wireless Fantasy


Late-nite radio collage stuff, suitable for solo play or any kind of mix.  The orchestral excerpt is from Wagner's Prelude to Act 1 of Parsifal.

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Frog Pond

Also previously on the site.  Not sure why they were all taken off a few years ago-- maybe I was thinking of putting them on Bandcamp.  Anyway, it's here now, to stay, probably.  Includes the famous Frog Pond recording, and I think a Folkways Records collection of deep-sea critters, and a little piece of Ussachevsky's Wireless Fantasy, which deserves to be here all by itself.  Maybe in our mid-week "other artist" slot.

Frog Pond

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Bonobo: Cirrus

Video by Cyriak

If MC Escher made a music video out of Prelinger Archive films, it would have looked like this.

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

N17_Occupy Portland


Cutupsound covers the N17 protests in 2011.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018