An interesting take on the role different media have played in the production of DJ music. It’s worth thinking about from a media ecology perspective, and there’s some good music to listen to while doing it. Perfect.
I’m not sure which is better: Headphone Commute’s review of From the Mouth of the Sun’s album “Woven Tide” or the album itself. Below are small fragments of each. Philosophy will return soon, I promise.
“Gently bowed and carefully plucked strings rise above the humming hiss, lo-fi noise and molded field recordings. Piano chords guide the rhythm as the music swirls towards the light, lifting memory, melody and spirit. There’s something enigmatic and timeless about this journey through the vast landscapes, grieving mountains and abandoned homes. A needle left on a record is forever locked in its groove, clocking off a beat of crackle, clicks and fuzz. Voices sigh in empty cathedrals; the singing bowls vibrate the dust; and vinyl pops melt in the rain. Finally the cello sings. Its solo cry is perpetually lost in an agonizing minor chord, until the guitar strums pick it up.”