there’s been a couple of interesting pieces in the online press lately, on our two latest editions. Less like reviews (ok, they basically are reviews) and more like think-pieces based on the record in question. This is of course the kind of reviews i like, seeing some people dedicating time and effort in sharing their listening experience with us, and communicating something meaningful, as well as pieces of themselves in the process. But then, i guess we’re lucky in this area of music, because it seems to be filled with beautiful people who dedicate their time and love to it for no apparent reason. This is a small thank you note actually.
so here’s the latest. Jesse Goin, in his ever interesting ‘crow with no mouth’ blog wrote a piece on Cranc’s ‘copper fields‘ cd here: http://crowwithnomouth-jesse.blogspot.com/2010/10/to-be-held-for-long-time.html
and Tobias Fischer put up an insightful review of my own ‘temporary perspectives‘ cd on tokafi here: http://www.tokafi.com/news/syndromes-temporary-perspectives/
these are not the only reviews out there of course, but i haven’t been exactly cataloguing everything lately (see below).
some of you might have noticed that the texts from the various reviews of our editions didn’t make it from the old site to the new. I didn’t really like seeing big texts in the single posts i know dedicate to new editions, so i kind of shelved the reviews part for later. You’ll see in the ‘pages’ section on the right there now is a ‘reviews’ page, though it is empty for now. I’ll be updating it at some point in the next few weeks, and there will also be a link to there from each individual release page, so there…
in other news
we’ve been finalising the audio masters and artwork for our next two releases, the Fages/Hayward/Veliotis trio cd, ‘tables and stairs‘ and the long-awaited Angelos kyriou 7″, and both will hopefully go to press within the next couple of weeks. The Angelos kyriou 7″ will come as a surprise to people who have filed us strictly under “minimal” and “experimental” (or something like that, i don’t understand tags), seeing that it is basically a pop record. And the lyrics are in greek too, so you can drop all your remaining hopes right there. But it’s pop music coming from one of the most inspired and inventive songwriters to have come out of this land in the last couple of decades, so the question of whether or not it was appropriate to put it out simply never occurred to us. Plus it’s quite weird.