Deeptime has a huge review of the forthcoming Kode9 and Spaceape album.
Soho the Dog picks at the musical differences between America and Europe. As a European, I’ve got to say this does feel abou right, and I’ve often thought much the same – there’s a whole tabula rasa thing in America that we just can’t begin to imagine, but then we’ve got history and tradition and all that cool stuff so let’s call it even – but I’m also naturally suspicious fo such generalisations. Can anyone point me to (or better, make themselves) the counter argument – that actually American music is much more preoccupied with historical ancestry, and that European composers mostly don’t bother engaging with the past? That’d be cool, thanks.
And WFMU has the audio from a recent illustrated talk given by Negativland’s Mark Holser.