Playlist: The Stargazer's Assistant
The Stargazer's Assistant is a recording and occasional live music project headed by David J. Smith - drummer and co-founder of the British avant rock group Guapo - initially a vehicle for producing sountracks to Smith's sculptural installation works the project has evolved over the last 6 years to encompass both composed and improvised recordings as well as solo and collaborative live improvisation. The Stargazer's Assistant's new album, Mirrors & Tides, Shivers & Voids, will be released by Utech Records on July 27. For more information, visit http://stargazersassistant.blogspot.com.
This weeks listening pleasures:
Bill Nelson's Red Noise - Sound On Sound LP
Kieth Tippett Group - Dedicated Top You, But You Weren't Listening CD
Scott Walker - Bish Bosch CD
Tuxedomoon - Bardo Hotel Soundtracks CD
Spelar Nilsson - De Gladas Kapell LP
Chris Squire - Fish Out Of Water LP
Moraz, Bruford - Music For Piano And Drums LP
Second Hand - Death May Be Your Santa Claus CD
Gong - Continental Circus CD
Joe Meek - I Hear A New World CD
Books on the go:
Mike Jay - The Influencing Machine, James Tilly Matthews and the Air Loom. Strange Attractor Press.
Joe Banks - Rorschach Audio, Art & Illusion for Sound. Strange Attractor Press.
Christopher Hitchens - Hitch-22, A Memoir. Atlantic Books.
Last film watched:
A Field in England - Dir, Ben Wheatley
A film everyone should watch:
Come And See - Dir, Elim Klimov