Monday, September 7, 2015

Gone Fishin'

...or something. World of Abstract Dreams is indeed taking a break. Don't worry! We'll be back! In the meanwhile, listen to some great music and read some great books! There's plenty of both out there. Pressed for time? Can't decide? Just stream this or this or this. And read this! You'll be fine.

Playlist, Week of 2015-09-07

Playlist 2015-09-07:

*Hans Anliker/Evan Parker/Peter A. Schmid/Reto Senn/Jürg Solothurnmann: September Winds
*AYCH: 2011-12-23 Cambridge, MA (CDR)
*Tim Berne’s Snakeoil: Shadow Man
*Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Sextet: 2015-02-21 Tuscaloosa AL (youtube > mp3)
*Anthony Braxton Falling River Music Trio: 2015-02-23 Tuscaloosa, AL (wav)
*Ian Carr: Belladonna
*John Coltrane: Live at the Village Vanguard Again!
*Marilyn Crispell/Gary Peacock/Paul Motian: Amaryllis
*Miles Davis: The Cellar Door Sessions 1970 (selections)
*Jack DeJohnette: Made in Chicago
*Duke Ellington: The Centennial Collection (selections)
*Free Nelson Mandoomjazz: The Shape of Doomjazz To Come/Saxophone Giganticus
*Merzbow/Gustafson/Pandi: Cuts
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2015-08-24 “No Pressure, No Pleasure” (wav)
*Schlippenbach Quartet: 1976-03-05 Wien, Austria (CDR)
*Wadada Leo Smith: Lake Biwa
*Sun Ra All Stars: 1983-10-28 Zurich (CDR)
*Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited
*Kinks: The Anthology 1964-1971 (discs 3, 4, 5) (selections)
*Mumpbeak: Mumpbeak
*National Lampoon: The Best of the National Lampoon Radio Hour (discs 2, 3)
*Residents: The Warner Bros. Album
*Residents: WB:RMX

Reading List, Week of 2015-09-07

Reading List 2015-09-06:

*Levy, Stephen. “How Google Search Dealt with Mobile,” in Backchannel, 2015-01-15 (started/finished)
*Lovecraft, H.P. "The Call of Cthulhu" (started/finished)
*Persip, Charlie. How Not To Play Drums (reread/finished)
*Roper, Robert. Nabokov in America (finished)
*Shakespeare, William. Measure for Measure (Arden ed., 2nd series, ed. J.W. Lever) (finished)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Playlist, Week of 2015-08-30

*Daniel Barbiero/Cristiano Bocci: Vόστος
*Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Trio: 2015-01-29 Schorndorf, Germany (CDR)
*Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet & 7-tette: Navigation (The Complete Firehouse 12 Recordings) (discs 1, 3)
*Cornelius Cardew: Treatise (World Premiere Complete Recording)
*Rodger Coleman and Sam Byrd: 2015-05-15 Centennial Park Black Box Theater, Nashville (mp3)
*Colla Parte: Periplus
*Colla Parte: 2015-08-15 Auxiliary, Richmond VA (wav)
*John Coltrane: Offering: Live at Temple University (disc 2)
*Duke Ellington: The Centennial Collection (selections)
*Duke Ellington: New Orleans Suite
*Mary Halvorson Quintet: 2014-10-23 Frankfurt (CDR)
*Mary Halvorson Reverse Blue: 2015-01-09 NYC (CDR)
*Alexander Hawkins Ensemble: All There, Ever Out
*Ingrid Laubrock’s Sleepthief: 2013-06-18 Brooklyn NY (CDR)
*Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House:  2014-09-26 Darmstadt, Germany (CDR)
*Lower Mid-Atlantic Improvisers' Orchestra 2015-08-15 Auxiliary, Richmond VA (wav)
*David Murray Quartet + 1: Fast Life
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2015-08-15 Auxiliary, Richmond VA (wav)
*Plymouth: Plymouth
*Wayne Shorter: Super Nova (side 1)
*Spontaneous Music Ensemble: A New Distance
*Sun Ra All Stars: 1983-10-27 Milano (CDR)
*Cecil Taylor Quartet: At Newport
*Lester Young: Classic Columbia, Okeh, and Vocalion Lester Young with Count Basie (1936-1940) (disc 1)
*Beach Boys: Made in California (disc 4)
*D’Angelo and the Vanguard: 2015-06-14 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, TN (CDR) (disc 2)
*Kinks: The Anthology 1964-1971 (discs 1, 2)
*Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly
*National Lampoon: The Best of the National Lampoon Radio Hour (disc 1)
*OutKast: Idlewild
*Replacements: Hootenanny
*Replacements: Pleased to Meet Me
*Rolling Stones: From The Vault: The Marquee Club Live in 1971
*Wig Drop: 2015 selections (CDR)

Reading List, Week of 2015-08-30

Reading List 2015-08-31:

*Persip, Charlie. How Not To Play Drums (reread/started)
*Roper, Robert. Nabokov in America (started)
*Knausgaard, Karl Ove. My Struggle, Book Two: A Man in Love (transl. Don Bartlett) (finished)
*Shakespeare, William. Measure for Measure (Arden ed., 2nd series, ed. J.W. Lever) (in progress)