Weekly Picks and Misc. for January 19
Polyorchard - scree/n (Tripticks Tapes, 2023) If you’ve followed me elsewhere on social medium, you know I’m a superfan of David Menestres’s polyeverything Polyorchard. Of all the rotating casts, this was has the largest, yet it retains the intimacy and immediacy of the small ensemble recordings. I had ink on my best of 2020 list, and this one comes even more highly recommended.
Moss Freed Union Division - Micromotives (Discus Music, 2023) Ahhhhhhhhh, this album is absolutely delighting me. An insanely stacked lineup, funky and riveting sounds, and a sense of pure joy in the music. By description, this seems tailor made for fans of conduction, game pieces, and compositional logics:
Through a shared language of hand signals, the collective practice that evolved enables large numbers of players to self-organise easily and transfer detailed information between themselves directly and inaudibly. There is no demarcated leader and any attempts to coordinate the group are invitations only.
My eldest and I stayed up late to finish Glass Onion, and it lived up to the hype. Rian Johnson has Poker Face with Natasha Lyonne coming up this month, with a stacked cast and writing credits by both Johnson and Lyonne. Must-see TV, naturally.
On the homepage of NYT there is auto-play video of the grim moments just after the Rust on-set shooting, which… what the hell, NYT?
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