Friday 22 October 2021

Bite-sized Bits 22

Louisa Matthíasdóttir - Harbor Scene, Reykjavik II (1987)

Going ambient this time and with less words - it's been one of those days where a bunch of little things go wrong, none of them insurmountable but a little tiring you know? Took a little time when I came back in to retreat into some calm favourites - Rei Harakami's Pone and others in that same vein, trailing off into ambient towards the end. Which led me back to Tim Hecker, it's been a while since I've mentioned him, but thanks to a mostly complete Bandcamp it's not due to difficulty finding legit streams.

An Imaginary Country has been on my radar for a while, what little I've heard of it is very much what I like from Hecker - and really makes his contributions on the collaboration LP Instrumental Tourist with Daniel Lopatin (of Oneohtrix Point Never fame) that much more obvious. Borderlands has been a long-time favourite of mine from this LP, real floaty dreamy ambience in line with the tracks I mentioned in passing in the first paragraph. But as if the universe was out to give me one last issue for the day - it's actually misspelled on the page as 'Boderlands' and people have even commented as such, so the people who manage Tim's page (or even Tim himself) must be aware! It'd be an easy fix from my brief experience with Bandcamp, but you know what? C'est la vie.

And that'll do it for this week, liked the change in format this week with one longer post to break things up - I'll try and make it a semi-regular thing! I've been fixing some behind the scenes stuff as well, so I might cheat a little and republish an old post as a 'new' one again as well. But I digress - as always, stay safe and enjoy the music.


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