The number of blogs on the internet is somewhat overwhelming, but I still enjoy sifting through site after site, searching for the perfect ‘beat’, so to speak (with apologies to Gilles Peterson). It is like walking in the middle of a not-unfriendly forest; and every once in a while on my daily search for mushrooms, I find a ruby.
Chris Watson is a full-time field recorder, sonic artist and composer. (I so envy him!) His work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, various other radio programmes, film (including The Constant Gardener), and numerous recordings. He also teaches and conducts workshops and lectures. I was lucky enough to attend one of his workshops.
These are other blogs that keep me awake at night…
ambient/electronic; I’ve only recently discovered this site
eclectic collection of beautiful noise
also eclectic…but different
Awesome site (folk/pop/jazz/soul/whatever) all the recordings are made in a moving London black cab
a collection of as-yet-unheard-of pop, rock, punk, alt, and allsorts
from the classical to dronology…
drone music (in case you didn’t know) is a form of minimalist music that emphasizes the use of sustained or repeated sounds or tone-clusters. La Monte Young is one of the best-known composers of the form
a well-written, informative, entertaining and highly intelligent blog from the music critic of the New Yorker
I’ve been in love with Gilles Peterson for some time now-please don’t tell him
this blog collects tapes from various musicians from all over Africa.
DJs, mixtapes, funk, jazz from Africa, may be mixed in with music from Euro/African diaspora
vintage African records AND