I hope everyone had a good thanksgiving. I am currently thankful for David Shrigley.
Fennesz - Saffron Revolution
Today was a great day for music. The new record from Fennesz, Black Sea, and a brand new Buddha Machine 2.0. Both were purchased at the cheerful, helpful Other Music in Manhattan. The Fennesz record is fantastic. Fantastic. Guitars strummed and tuned and turned to sound like orchestras. Walls of sound. Nature crashing. Sea slowly rising and subsiding.
And then there's the Buddha machine 2.0. A small box with a built in speaker, 9 ambient sound loops with feedback, piano, and guitar, and a pitch modulator. I found myself switching through the tracks and altering the pitch for a while before I sat back and let the machine carry my thoughts away. Listen to loops and investigate more on the Buddha Machine site.
by Joseph Beuys
"Beuys traveled to the United States in 1974 and performed an action entitled I like America and America Likes Me at the René Block Gallery in New York. The action actually began at Kennedy Airport, where friends wrapped him in felt and transported him to the gallery in an ambulance. Beuys then spent several days in a room with only a felt blanket, a flashlight, a cane that looked like a shepherd's staff, copies of the Wall Street Journal (which were delivered daily), and a live coyote. His choice of employing a coyote was perhaps an acknowledgment of an animal that holds great spiritual significance for Native Americans, or a commentary on a country that through its Western expansion had become "lost" America." from Walker website. link.