One-sentence reviews: On the playlist, ‘Where You At?’ Edition

I had such a promising productive spurt at the start of the month, and then … nothing. It’s been a week since my last post, and I don’t know if I’m going to be all that prolific in the coming weeks.

For the past week, I’ve been immersed in QuarkXpress, dusting off my old page design skills from my print newspaper days. I’ve also been researching short-run CD duplication for Eponymous 4, just to see how it all works. I’ve been concentrating so much on that, I haven’t even updated any of the other blogs I write.

Next week, I’ll be flying home for vacation. I have a laptop now, and my brother said the house has wireless. So I might be able to post, but I make no guarantees.

Just to keep the cobwebs from gunking up this corner of the Internets, I’m going to do a braindump of the stuff on my playlist recently.

  • Chara, Union This one, I like.
  • Eluvium, copia A mix of Accidental Memory in Case of Death and his more static stuff.
  • Enigma, A Posteriori (Shut up.) Thank diety Michael Cretu finally stripped the artifice from his music.
  • Explosions in the Sky, All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone Friday Night Lights is the best show on TV, right up next to Battlestar Galactica!
  • George Crumb, Ancient Voices for Children I thought I could use this in a synthesis class assignment but found out I couldn’t.
  • GO!GO!7188, Best of GO!GO! I don’t know what I thought I would hear, but this isn’t it, for which I’m really, really glad.
  • Györgi Ligeti, Ligeti Edition 4: Vocal Works See George Crumb, Ancient Voices for Children.
  • Hyakkei, Standing Still in a Moving Scene Kind of a Muzak version of post-rock, but I find myself playing this album a lot.
  • Henryk Górecki, String Quartet No. 3 … songs are sung, Kronos Quartet Very personal.
  • Lily Allen, Alright, Still I see the appeal.
  • Low Line Caller, Continuing Cities Live show unfortunately doesn’t translate here.
  • Now It’s Overhead, Fall Back Open This is currently the neglected stepchild of my playlist listening.
  • Ore wa Konna Mon Ja Nai, 2 Angular.
  • Sasagawa Miwa, Mayoi Naku She’s woken up! This album is currently hogging up airtime (figurative speaking.)
  • Shiina Ringo, Heisei Fuuzoku Baisho Ecstacy
  • Stephen Sondheim, Company, 2006 Cast Recording I think Raul Esparza’s voice makes him teh Sexy.
  • Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George and Sweeney Todd, Original Cast Recordings remastered You have got to listen to Sweeney Todd on headphones.
  • Terry Riley, In C Plink-plink-plink-plink-plink-plink-plink-plink-plink …
  • Tommy heavenly6, Heavy Starry heavenly Fuck you, Avril Lavigne
  • Tracey Thorn, Out of the Woods Hmmm. I guess I was wanting Amplified Heart.