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Chilling with Norah Jones on Day Breaks
5 months ago

After listening to Ravi Shankar, it made sense to head over to the music of his daughter, Norah Jones. I went for Day Breaks because I wanted something more recent by her, but not her latest recording. I was very impressed by this choice of Day Breaks. Her voice is very soothing, and you also…

Lifting the Spirit with Ravi Shankar
5 months ago

My listening journey for the week of May 24th, 2020 began with Ravi Shankar. Taking the time to listen to Shankar’s music will possibly reveal how little one knows about Indian music. That was the case for me. I wanted to select an album going as way back as possible, so I went for Music…

Reaching New Heights with Elevation by Pharoah Sanders
5 months ago

If I tread carefully with experimental music, I have probably treaded the most carefully with anything from the world of Free Jazz. While I know how awesome John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme is, in the past I’ve had issues with screeching saxophones. However the beauty of trying to listen to an album every day, as…

Getting Percussive with Monophonie by Phillip Sollmann
5 months ago

My relationship with experimental music is one that treads with caution. While I like to be adventurous in my listening, I also don’t like subjecting myself to pain which I believe is what a lot of experimental music aims to do whether people are willing to admit that or not. This album helps find a…

Going Deep with Ghostdance by Pauline Oliveros
5 months ago

Even though I was lucky enough to have participated in a deep listening workshop with Pauline Oliveros in 2014, I never took the time to really explore her music. For this session I went through some albums and picked out Ghostdance from 1998. Earlier Oliveros works are mostly synthesizer-based affairs, and some were even done…

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