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Grand pianos in the surf, singing frogs, hyphenated psych, outtakes, live collaging, twangy drone, old folk, and ephemeral pop.

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Options June 27, 2017: this is the water, this is the well.

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
  General Expressions   Norwegian Language Familiarization Course  Educational Services  plus "John Cage Laughing" by Noah Wall  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Riccardo Sinigaglia  Riflessi   Options Riflessi      0:10:06 (Pop‑up)
Stuart Chalmers and Neil Campbell  Deep In The Reversing Pool   Options In the Vicinity of the Reversing Pool    via Bandcamp  0:12:19 (Pop‑up)
Alex Cline's Flower Garland Orchestra  A Flash of Lightning   Options Oceans of Vows  Cryptogramophone    0:17:41 (Pop‑up)
The Necks with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra  Elemental   Options 2017/05/06 Grand Hall, Glasgow City Hall, Scotland  BBC  plus Matt Carlson, "An Enhanced Interrogation of Authenticity"  0:36:16 (Pop‑up)
Dirty Projectors  Little Bubble   Options Dirty Projectors  Domino    1:14:07 (Pop‑up)
Oneohtrix Point Never  Memory Vague   Options Rifts  Software    1:27:11 (Pop‑up)
Sunwatchers  Sunbleached Bones   Options Tomb Howl  Sunwatchers    1:31:46 (Pop‑up)
Holger Czukay and Rolf Dammers  Boat-Woman-Song   Options Canaxis 5  Revisited  plus Obbatuké, "Orun seco"  1:47:38 (Pop‑up)
Anahita  A Tapestry To Weave   Options Tourmaline  Three Four    2:03:40 (Pop‑up)
Kassel Jaeger, Jim O'Rourke  Wakes on Cerulean A   Options Wakes on Cerulean  Editions Mego    2:12:03 (Pop‑up)
Träd Gräs Och Stenar  Högtryck över Svealand (High Pressure Over Svealand)   Options Tack För Kaffet / So Long  Subliminal Sounds    2:25:38 (Pop‑up)
Enrico Coniglio & Matteo Uggeri  Open To The Sea   Options Open To The Sea  Dronarivm    2:39:28 (Pop‑up)
Zea  Moarn gean ik dea   Options Moarn gean ik dea    via Bandcamp  2:44:03 (Pop‑up)
Laure Briard  Les Pins Des Landes   Options Sorcellerie  Midnight Special    2:47:49 (Pop‑up)
Jake Xerxes Fussell  Jump For Joy   Options What in the Natural World  Paradise of Bachelors    2:51:33 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03am Aitch:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04am Aitch:

My Hovercraft is filled with eels
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04am Ike:

  12:05am Bobby:

This is the water and this is the well, Mr Handsome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06am Matt from Springfield:

Ah, Norsk. I was thinking this was Dansk, ja.

+10 Aitch!
Avatar 12:07am blankemon:

These Norwegians make me want to crush skulls
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07am fleep:

Portal opened up from JJ's tweet and brought me here. Is it safe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10am fleep:

No, it's not.
Avatar 12:11am blankemon:

Decidedly not
  12:14am corry342:

I am on board at least for a while.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23am Mister Dobalina:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26am jj.:

Wow, thee Mr. *Bob* Dobalina?
  12:32am Dean:

Listened just this evening to Alex and Nels Cline with Mark Dresser and Greg Bendian's Interzone from 1996. A. Cline is a splendid drummer.
  12:52am Dean:

This group, The Necks, what's all the hollerin'?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54am jj.:

in what sense? veteran all-improv trio from australia. don't usually play with orchestras, though.
  12:59am Dean:

I've never understood what makes them tick. "Veteran all-improv" doesn't explain much. I hear their work as pretty much devoid of ideas. They do stuff. It goes on. And so forth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02am jj.:

well, i enjoy the ambient shapes/colors/spaces they hit as the texture thickens/thins, though this piece isn't where i'd start with them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02am Aitch:

Check Laughing Clowns for a Neck, Chris Abrahams. A bit more friendly? www.youtube.com...
  1:06am Dean:

Maybe I'm not listening from the right angle. I tend to love "ambient.../colors/spaces" shit. This bores me.
  1:07am Dean:

(N.B.: I dislike a lot of stuff for reasons I can't fathom.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09am fleep:

The whole 'pair X up with a symphony orchestra' has a substantial failure rate. This is getting to be one of them. There's better tension and cohesion by themselves.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11am jj.:

yeah, i wouldn't disagree, fleep. tbh, i wanted to listen to this on the big studio speakers. but what i value about them is the conversational stuff within those drifts. not what this piece is about.
  1:19am Dean:

Pairing X up with a symphony orchestra worked might nicely with Procol Harum!
  1:20am Dean:

  1:21am corry342:

There's a long tradition of pairing up X with a symphony orchestra, going back at least to the 1950s, and its mostly a history of failure. Procol Harum was a success, yes, but there's lots of boring jazz albums from the 1950s and terrible prog rock albums from the 1970s with the Podunk Symphony Orchestra
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51am coelacanth∅greetings:

this, well this is, well i like this i
i like this a lot
Avatar 1:52am terribilia:

weird dude
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02am coelacanth∅:

yes, 342, days of future passed is another. "nights in white satin" is the only track on the whole album that benefits from the orchestration.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30am coelacanth∅:

wow what a great track!
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