Thursday, June 13, 2013

FFF Guest Mix #1: "Vagrant Summer" by Cody Yantis

Cody Yantis, a Denver-based experimental musician and visual artist, has provided the first installment of the FFF Guest Mix. Cody has recorded a number of excellent solo releases under his given name for such reputable labels as Digitalis, Blackest Rainbow, Sunshine Ltd. and Avant Archive. He also actively records in the collaborative projects Tilth and Saguache. For this mix, Cody writes, "I didn't have a set theme, other than I envisioned this as the only kind of summer mix I'm able to make: pretty manic with short and generally high energy songs (at least for me). It does reflect a few of my current listening interests: music from SE Asia (in light of my recent trip), old school hip hop, and, actually, a bit less new experimental music than usual." Basically, it's one wild ride of a listen in the best possible sense. Give it a spin and get in touch if you have an interest in contributing your own mix.

1) Johann Paul von Westhoff, performed by Daniel Hope Spheres “Violin Sonata #3 - Imitazione Delle Campane” (Deutsche Grammophon)
2) Chuck Johnson “Across White Oak Mountain” Crows In The Basilica (Three Lobed)
3) John Luther Adams, performed by Steven Schick “The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies: VI. Wail” The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies (Cantaloupe)
4) Eric B. and Rakim “Don't Sweat the Technique” Don't Sweat the Technique (MCA)
5) The North Sea “Vagrant” Grandeur & Weakness (Rubber City Noise)
6) Morton Feldman, performed by David Greilsammer “Piano Piece” Baroque Conversations (Sony Masterworks)
7) Lungfish “You Are The War” Feral Hymns (Dischord)
8) Caravan "ชาวนา” Man & Buffalo (Strawberry Rain)
9) Alice Coltrane “Sita Ram” Universal Consciousness (Impulse!)
10) Mary Lattimore “You'll Be Fiinne” (excerpt) The Withdrawing Room (Desire Path Recordings)
11) Alan Lamb “Beauty” (excerpt) Primal Image (Dorobo)
12)  Don Cherry “There Is The Bomb” Where is Brooklyn? (Blue Note)
13)  Choun Vanna “Birds Are Singing But My Lover Won't Return” Khmer Funk and Pop Music vol. 1 (Sublime Frequencies)

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