Thursday, January 13, 2022

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Korla Pandit, Plays Music of the Exotic East
  • Anton Webern, The Complete String Trios and Quartets (Arditti Quartet)
  • La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela, The Black Record
  • John Cale / Tony Conrad / Angus MacLise / La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela, Inside the Dream Syndicate, Volume I: Day of Niagara (1965)
  • Henry Kaiser & Jim O’Rourke, Tomorrow Knows Where You Live
  • Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt, Made out of Sound
  • Can, Flow Motion
  • Grateful Dead, Europe ’72 (disc 1)
  • Michael Hurley, The Time of the Foxgloves
  • Jim O’Rourke, All Kinds of People Love Burt Bacharach
  • Korla Pandit, Plays Music of the Exotic East

Korla Pandit wasn’t from India, though he maintained the imposture for decades. He was a light-skinned African-American man from St. Louis. TIL he was friends with actually-Indian Sabu the Elephant Boy. What do you think they talked about?

Sabu is the subject of “Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone”, absolutely my favorite John Prine song.

The piece the Arditti String Quartet are playing: is it good? Or does it just seem good, because it’s the Arditti playing it? Anything they play sounds amazing. Regardless: best Webern disc, endlessly replayable. (Their Elliott Carter disc on Montaigne is also the best Carter disc.)

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