Two wonderfully exciting projects, both a long time in the works, have finally been released!
LuvSound.Org has just released the compilation “Summer Gate. Sun Made of Gave.” Since I last posted, the lovely Erik Schoster has invited me to co-curate Luvsound, and I’ve had a blast working on this compilation. It has totally surpassed our expectations: it’s huge, two full cd’s worth of some of the smartest new music, created by some truly thoughtful and bright people.
From LuvSound.Org: “We’re interested in this tissue as a sort of living body - cells reproducing and being re-inserted as artistic production articulates itself and moves culture forward through a messy and wonderful strange loop. We hope this collection won’t be the end of a process, but a step along the way.”
And Disquiet.Com has just released “Our Lives in the Bush of Disquiet”; a compilation featuring 12 remixes of Brian Eno and David Byrne’s 1981 sampling masterpiece, “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts”. Curated by the always insightful and discerning Marc Weidenbaum, “Our Lives…” is a really good listen. So far, my favorite tracks are from Stephane Leonard and My Fun. I’m super proud to have contributed to this great release.
From Disquiet.Com: “For Our Lives in the Bush of Disquiet, I contacted a dozen musicians whose work I admire; I wanted to hear what their renditions of the Eno and Byrne tracks might sound like, and none of them had yet joined in the activities at the bush-of-ghosts.com website. With only a few exceptions, these individuals already participate regularly in the loose community of musicians who post their own music for free download on the web, via netlabels, social networking services or their own websites.”
“… Our Lives in the Bush of Disquiet opens with an entry, by AllThatFall, resembling what My Life in the Bush of Ghosts might have sounded like had it been created for the first time in 2006. It builds on our experience, as listeners, with music sewn from samples; what was once innovative to the point of confusion is now commonplace - the esoteric quality of the original’s haphazard construction has given way to music, like AllThatFall’s, that is comforting for all its ramshackle, jittery energy.”