Playlist: Steven Hess


Steven Hess is a musician who lives in Chicago. Currently, he is involved in a number of bands, including Cleared, Pan·American, Locrian, On, Haptic, and Ural Umbo. He has collaborated/recorded/performed with the likes of Stefan Németh (Radian), Robert Hampson (Godflesh, Main), Christian Fennesz, David Daniell, Sylvain Chauveau, Christopher McFall, and many others. For more information, please visit http://www.stevenrhess.com.



This isn’t necessarily a “Top 10, 15, 20…” list, but a list of records that I always fall back on, or are/have been on permanent rotation at home.

Descriptions are not needed.

[In no particular order]

William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops I-IV (2026), A Red Score In Tile (Three Poplars)
CAN*
The Necks – Hanging Garden (Fish of Milk)
Arvo Pärt*
Supersilent – 1-3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 (Runegrammofon)
Painkiller – Execution Ground (Subharmonic)
Fennesz* (Touch/Mego)
Pole – 1-3 (Matador)
Æthenor*
Basic Channel/Chain Reaction*
Cluster – Sowiesoso (4 Men With Beards)
Labradford* (Kranky)
Pitch Shifter – Submit (Earache)
Radian – TG11 (Mego), Rec.Extern (Thrill Jockey)
This Heat*
Main – Motion Pool (Beggars Banquet)
Tord Gustavsen Trio – Changing Places (ECM)
Anouar Brahem – Le pas du chat noir (ECM)
Earth*
GAS – Nah und Fern box (Kompakt)
King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King (EG/Virgin)
Leonard Cohen – Songs of Leonard Cohen, New Skin For The Old Ceremony (Columbia)
Brian Eno*
John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman*
and various 60's, 70’s & 80’s ECM LP’s, which I collect.

* = entire catalog.

Book:
Arthur C. Clark -2001: A Space Odyssey (Signet Books)

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