the first declaime record features madlib sampling partch on every song. to hear these guys rambling about hiphop using insane nonsequiters over top of weird creepy CHROMELODEON loops is just fucking awesome. check it out.
"If I were sixteen or seventeen years old and had to listen to that, or read things like that, I would want to give up listening and reading. I would begin thinking up new kinds of sounds, different from any music heard before, and I would be twisting and turning to rid myself of human language." - Lewis Thomas, Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth
There are some otherworldly sounds in Delusions of the Fury.
Does anyone else feel saved since discovering Harry Partch's work?
"COIL would very much like to see the creation of a newsgroup for minimal musics. (...) Some new so called ambient musics fall between genres and so between newsgroups: some of our own music has certainly been deeply inspired by and informed by such musics,from Partch to Subotnic." - John Balance and Jenni De'Ath
Is there anything that even comes close to Partch? I think some of Xenakis's stuff does... I also like Iancu Dumitrescu's stuff does, though it doesn't really sound anything like Partch. As far as insane musical complexity goes, Rich Woodson's Ellipsis is worth a listen.
I just heard that lousy musician Beck wrote a song about him. Good, maybe THE ABSOLUTE GENIUS OF MODERN MUSIC HARRY PARTCH will get a couple listeners now. 16,000 listeners at this moment -- for a dude who did more for music than the fucking Beatles?
Has anyone got a copy of the BBC4 documentary? I know there's a link to it below, but no-one's seeding it so it's been at 15.8% for months! I just don't want to have to reside to watching it on Youtube.