The Top 30 is a weekly section of the WOBC blog where we highlight the 30 most-played new albums each week. Check out what our DJs are spinning!
1 WIRE Change Becomes Us
2 CAETANO VELOSO Abraçaço
3 THE MEN New Moon Sacred Bones
4 JAMES BLAKE Overgrown
5 OF MONTREAL Daughter Of Cloud
6 PARQUET COURTS Light Up Gold
7 MARNIE STERN The Chronicles Of Marnia
8 GILBERTO GIL Concerto de Cordas & MÃ¡quinas de Ritmo
9 ANDREW BIRD Hands Of Glory
10 DEERHUNTER Monomania
11 THE MEN New Moon Sacred Bones
12 VARIOUS ARTISTS Think And Change
13 MAC DEMARCO 2
14 SONIC YOUTH Smart Bar Chicago 1985
15 GUIDED BY VOICES The Bears For Lunch
16 TIMES NEW VIKING Over And Over [EP]
17 YO LA TENGO Fade
18 GHOSTFACE KILLAH 12 Reasons to Die
19 TAYLOR SWIFT Red
20 LUST FOR YOUTH Growing Seeds
21 DJ RASHAD Rollin EP
22 DEVENDRA BANHART Mala
23 BEE MASK When We Were Eating Unripe Pears
24 NATURAL SNOW BUILDINGS The Snowbringer Cult
25 SUFJAN STEVENS Silver And Gold
26 DAVID BOWIE The Next Day
27 MY BLOODY VALENTINE MBV
28 SHLOHMO Laid Out Friends Of Friends
29 FUSHITSUSHA Mabushii Itazura Na Inori
30 MILK MUSIC Cruise Your Illusion
Keiji Haino’s (b. 1952 in Chiba, Japan) 30-year career has encompassed a dizzying range of approaches from wild, guitar-led ensemble rock and near-Neolithic drumming; live electronics, untutored explorations of lute and flute, to voice experiments and extended performances for gamelan and other percussion.
Aside from his commitment to free rock titans Fushitsusha, Haino has collaborated with artists as diverse as Rashied Ali, Jim O’Rourke, Peter Evans, Derek Bailey, Boris, Bill Laswell, Tony Conrad, Faust, John Zorn, Sunn O))), Loren Mazzacane Conors, Peter Brötzmann, Merzbow, The Melvins, Yamantaka Eye (of Boredoms), Charles Gayle, Oren Ambarchi, Damo Suzuki (of CAN), Han Bennink, Sachiko M, Thurston Moore, Mike Patton, NON, Ikue Mori, Otomo Yoshihide, Fred Frith, and members of Les Rallizes Dénudés.
Throughout, Haino has retained a visionary focus upon temporary suspension through noise (and silence) whilst refining a mercurial, highly distinctive method and an arrestingly dramatic on-stage presence that borrows the raiments of performance art.
AND HE’S COMING TO OBERLIN TO PLAY TWO CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND!!!
At 8PM on Saturday, April 13th at Fairchild Chapel (50 W. Lorain St.) he will be doing a solo voice performance.
At 10PM (doors at 9) on Sunday, April 14th at the Dionysus Disco he will be playing guitar as well as singing in a duo with percussionist Chris Corsano.
The first show is free to everyone, but the second is free only for people with an Oberlin College ID. For those without an OCID, tickets are $8 (available at http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/homePageSearch.do?method=showPerformanceDetail&performance_id=1713576&search_source=etix), but WOBC is giving away a handful of pairs of tickets over the next few days.
Tune in to the following shows for a chance to win:
Thursday @ 11 AM – 12 PM: Blues For The Red Sun
Thursday @ 2-3 PM: My Vinyl Sugar Daddy
Friday @ 10-11 PM: O-H-10 @10
Saturday @ 12-2 PM: Chameleon Radio
Sunday @ 12-1 AM: Spit
Ryan, engineer: DOCK BOGGS Oh Death Dock Boggs is the epitome of shred. He recorded four sides of gnarly appalachian-style folk music in 1927 but because of the depression they were totally unsuccessful. All out cash, he pawned off his banjo, gave up music and began working in the Virginia cole mines. 30+ years later he was rediscovered by the people at Folkways Records, they tracked him down in Virginia, brought him a banjo and told him he had to relearn his entire repertoire and they were going to record every song he knows. This track is from that first 1964 recording session.
Sivan, vinyl: V3 American Face Jim Shepard was something like the definition of an American punk cult figure until he tragically committed suicide in 1998. He was one of the most important people to come out of the mid-90s scene of my hometown, Columbus, OH, along with bands like Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, New Bomb Turks, Gaunt, and Bassholes. V3 was his main project, and “American Face” was one of his best songs, displaying that typical mix of anger, cynicism, witticism, and a dash of empathy. And it rocks pretty hard, y’know?
Amanda, outreach: KARNATAKA COLLEGE OF PERCUSSION Fisherman i dont know much about this song or what its about – i think a fisherman. i like it very much and have been listening to it in the am and pm both. good for concentration – simultaneously relaxing and upbeat- several complex rhythms that change quickly throughout but holds down a steady beat. beautiful mystery or masters of percussion? the answer is masters of percussion.
Asher, librarian: PARQUET COURTS Borrowed Time My roommate played this song really loud in our room every day from winter term to spring break. At first I thought it was that same kind of bothersome punk rock and roll which is destroying our nation’s youth and which he always plays really loud in our room but one day when he wasn’t around I put it on and did a dance all by myself.
The Edge of Light // Gloria Cheng and Calder Quartet // Harmonia Mundi UK — Radiant sonorities by Messiaen and Saariaho, including Saariaho’s Prelude and Ballade, two works for solo piano.
Le Cirque // Anderson-Fader Duo // Furious Artisans — Contemporary classical played by guitar duo with refreshingly catholic tastes, from Wuorinen to Lang. Despite this variety, the album holds together well — maybe because things can’t help sounding good on guitar duo, including a haunting Gillian Welch arrangement here.
Handel: Bad Guys // Xavier Sabata with Il Pomo d’Oro and Riccardo Minasi // Aparté — Grab bag of villainous Handel arias, incongruously written for the warbling counter-tenor range. Sabata sings strongly and expressively, but he’s not going to make anyone quiver in their (historically informed) boots.
Haydn: Piano Concertos, Nos. 3, 4 & 11 // Marc-André Hamelin with Les Violons du Roy and Bernard Labadie // Hyperion — Remarkably clear and lively performance, though Hamelin’s playing is sometimes too dry & distant for my taste
The Top 30 is a weekly section of the WOBC blog where we highlight the 30 most-played new albums each week. Radioactivity’s crash a few weeks back and the disruptions of Spring Break mean that this post is a little anachronistic but, nevertheless, check out what our DJs are spinning!