Nurse With Wound List
Over at WFMU, they've been working their way through the Nurse With Wound Influences List. I haven't listened to a whole lot of Nurse With Wound, and I'm not sure if they're entirely My Thing, but they've got some pretty cool influences on that list.
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Here's the first volume, the second volume, the third and the fourth, which is currently the most interesting for me. Mainly because it features a couple of cuts from Grey Scale by David Cunningham (a/k/a the heavy-lifting part of The Flying Lizards)! This is one of those things I've been wanting to hear for a long time, and so it's pretty cool to hear a couple pieces from it.
It's, not surprisingly, similar to some of the more sound-scapey pieces of the first Flying Lizards album (in fact, it's been rumored that one of the single B-Sides from that album was taken from these sessions, and comparing that track ("All Guitars" from Summertime Blues) to these two, you can kind of see that. It's really cool; both avant-garde-classical-type-music, but also pretty loose and, well, fun! Check them out.
From these lists, I've also been thinking of downloading/listening to the Orchid Spangiafora (which I've heard OF, but I've been trying to rack my brain from WHERE), and again from this list, Food Brain.
Also, while I'm all dorking out, I found this link a while ago of an album released in the 1950s of Japanese Music Concrete/Early Electronic Music. It's really pretty awesome, and one of the composers is Toru Takemitsu, probably most known for his film scores for loads of stuff including Ran, so, hey. Some really awesome stuff here, too. And I think I've mentioned how awesome the album Dreams by the Otomo Yoshihide New Jazz Ensemble is, right? Seriously, it is totally awesome and my favorite of his albums. So, there.