It’s been a while since I put together a tape mix for ACL. Or the murmur trees make . . . نفخة من الأشجار draws mostly on some tapes I acquired in the second half of 2019, many of which come from Vertical Music, Discrepant, Æscape Sounds, and Helen Scarsdale, as well as a few deeper cuts. I used two variable-speed tape players run into a mixer with aux outs into a delay pedal and a loop pedal. As in the past, this was a very loose and free form process, with no pre-planning as to which songs I’d end up playing or even the order I would proceed in. Part of what I like about mixing with tapes is the necessity of just going with the flow. The title comes from a poem from Pessoa. (Joseph Sannicandro)
Fernando Pessoa, from The Complete Works of Alberto Caeiro
That lady has a piano.
It’s nice, but it’s not the running of rivers
Or the murmur trees make . . .
Who needs a piano?
It’s better to have ears
And love Nature.
Gonzo – Ruidos
Ludwig Berger – Tree music
Matthew Sullivan & Sean McCain – The Bird
Ekin Fil – Inflame
Whettman Chelmets – Long Read Memories (b side)
Hazy Mountain Mystique – Temporal Drone
Qualchan – Syrup Summer
Jordan Christoff – Enveloped
Jen Reimer & Max Stein – Sounding the City
Kink Gong – Music is not a Copy
Lea Bertucci & Amirtha Kidambi – Phase Eclipse
Sean McCain – wind in their way
Kate Carr – the story surrounds us (b side)
Papillon – Cerceill
PJS – neuroplasticity
Puderpolli – 無限の中であなたと
Ruben D’Hers – Bolero
Qualchan – veras dream
PJS – Gills
Dax Pierson – Live in Oakland
Gonzo – Sound Scraps