Presented in No Discernable Order, 10 Pieces of Music

New Music

Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble – Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians – I came across this album because of their upcoming album which features a composition by DG favorite Zoe Keating (see this week’s random 10).  Apparently Music for 18 Musicians is a classic of the minimalist movement, which is not something I was overly familiar with when I got this.  We listened to it as we drove to St. Louis last weekend, and it’s pretty good driving music.  It could almost be described as ‘orchestral techno’ how it washes over you with the constant pulse always driving away underneath.  Overall, I like this album quite a bit.

Random 10

  • 5 Minutes Alone – Pantera – Live 101 Proof
  • New Millenium Homes – Rage Against the Machine – Battle of Los Angeles
  • How Many Times – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin I
  • I Want You to Know – Dinosaur Jr. – Farm
  • Sun Will Set – Zoe Keating – Natoma
  • Shadow on the Sun – Audioslave – (self-titled)
  • Kill Each Other/Live Forever – Scars on Broadway – (self-titled)
  • 4° – Tool – Undertow
  • Headup – Deftones – Around the Fur
  • Tissue No. 7 – Wendy Sutter – Song and Poems for Solo Cello (composed by Philip Glass)
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4 thoughts on “Presented in No Discernable Order, 10 Pieces of Music

  1. Steve Reich’s Music For 18 Musicians record was really groundbreaking for it’s time (1974, I believe.) I’ve found it to be great “cleaning music.”

    1. “Between The Bars” Elliot Smith Good Will Hunting
    2. “Start a War” The National Boxer
    3. “Fillmore Jive” Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
    4. “Maybe Tomorrow” Badfinger The Very Best of Badfinger
    5. “Raised Eyebrows” The Feelies Crazy Rhythms
    6. “The Commercial Wire Pink Flag
    7. “Brother Louie” The Stories Zodiac OST
    8. “Horn” Nick Drake Pink Moon
    9. “23 Minutes In Brussels” Luna Penthouse
    10. “Those Crimson Tears” Ed Harcourt Here Be Monsters
    bonus: “NYC” Interpol Turn On The Bright Lights

  2. Looks like your list went into Beast Mode. Here’s mine, please be gentle.

    1. Pleasant Valley Sunday – The Wedding Present
    2. Sentimental Heart – She & Him
    3. 14 Cheerleader Coldfront (live) – Guided By Voices
    4. Freak Scene – Dinosaur Jr.
    5. Silver Naked Ladies – Paul Westerberg
    6. Southern Girls (live) – Cheap Trick
    7. Diamonds and Rust – Joan Baez
    8. Spirit Road – Neil Young
    9. 1,000,000 – R.E.M.
    10. Cold Gin (live) – KISS

    Bonus: The Tourist – Radiohead

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