So-called outsider art, or Art Brut, or naïve art, self-taught, etc, are terms used to describe artists who did not go to Yale’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. That’s a joke, sorta, but I always found these terms a bit cagey and to some extent simply labels put on things in order to sell them. Lonnie Holley, the 7th
The music of French Canadian Marie Davidson was new to me when I caught the buzz buzzing around her new album, Working Class Woman released on Ninja Tune last October. Classified by some as INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO, I find humor mixed into the beats and enough drive and energy to run a small city.
photo credit: Jeff Joseph Jeff Joseph recorded his son Ben’s band using Grado HMP-1’s on a stereo bar, with a pseudo Jecklin disc in between. In the Joseph Audio room, of course.
Joep Beving Conatus in the Bel Canto room (thanks to Stephen Mejias).
Trio Palabras Lo Que Dice Mi Cantar from Muxia Music in Vinnie Rossi’s room.
Manuel de Falla, The Three Cornered Hat on 15ips tape in the On A Higher Note room.
Various Guitar Mood, Not On Label in the Tone Imports / Pitch Perfect Audio / Riviera Labs room.
Eric Burdon and War Black Man’s Burdon in the DeVore Fidelity room.
Krystian Zimerman Franz Schubert, Piano Sonatas Nos. 20 & 21 in the Audio Alternative room.
Gillian Welch The Harrow & The Harvest heard in the High Water Sound room.