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rgable
Menlo Park, CA
robert gable is a modest musical enthusiast who can be reached via robert.gable at gmail dot com.
Interests: rgable's current interests include american classical music, dachshunds, and staying employed in the american economy. with his family, he lives at 1331 american way, menlo park ca 94025, usa, near the old henry cowell homestead.
Recent Activity
Robert Ashley She Was a Visitor (1967). Robert Ashley [1967 Sony Music Entertainment] George Crumb Pastoral Drone (1982). Gregory D'Agostino [2006 Bridge Records, Inc.] Sarah Davachi Mordents (2018). Sarah Davachi [2018 Recital Program]. Canadian composer studying musicology at UCLA. Frederic Rzewski Coming Together (1971). NakedEye Ensemble [2018 Starkland] John Adams... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at select
John Huston Key Largo (1948) - Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Clair Trevor, Max Steiner (music). Tense drama; Bacall is so serious; Trevor won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. "Suitable Only For Adults". Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at select
Olden Yolk Olden Yolk [2018 Trouble in Mind Records, LLC] Sarah Davachi Let Night Come on Bells End the Day [2018 Recital Program] Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at select
Olden Yolk Takes One to Know One. "John Martyn, the Velvet Underground, and Neu! took a vacation together in Laurel Canyon". Related artist playlist. Cut to the Quick Gamblers on a Dime Common Ground Hen's Teeth Cut to the Quick - Audiotree Live Version Takes One to Know One -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at select
Captain Beefheart - Click Clack. Via Discover Weekly. John Renbourn - The Cuckoo. Via Discover Weekly. Luna - 24 Minutes in Brussels. Via Discover Weekly. MIEN - Earth Moon. Via Discover Weekly. Top Drawer - Song of a Sinner. Via Discover Weekly. Shame - Angie. Via Discover Weekly. Olden Yolk... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at aworks media log
Tüür: Flux - Dennis Russell Davies [1999 ECM Records GmbH]. 6/10 Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at aworks media log
The Vivaldi Album - Cecilia Bartoli [1999 Decca Music Group Limited]. 7/10 Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at aworks media log
Tell Me How You Really Feel [2018 Marathon Artists]. 8/10 Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at aworks media log
Simple Answers [2018 Last Things Records] song cycle/concept album for chamber orchestra, tenor, and electronics. unusually confrontational modern classical music. Fascist Moments and Black Sun are notable. 5/10 Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at aworks media log
Opalescence - Norbert Rodenkirchen, Robbie Lee, James Ilgenfritz [2018 Telegraph Harp] Esoteric instruments played well. Their backgrounds: an unconventional mix of medieval music, modern composition, various folk traditions, and of course jazz. 7/10 Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at aworks media log
Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel [2018 Marathon Artists]. John Fahey - The Legend of "Blind Joe Death (Remastered) [1996 Fantasy, Inc.] West African Highlife Band - Salute to Highlife Pioneers [1998 Inner Spirit Records] Roarke Menzies - Breath's Length (2017) Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at aworks media log
The Art of Dancing - Simon Desbruslais, Clare Hammond, Kenneth Woods, English String Orchestra [2017 Signum Records] Toby Young's The Art of Dancing is light and contemporary -- Copland does 21st century dance music. 6/10 Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at aworks media log
The Legend of "Blind Joe Death (Remastered) [1996 Fantasy, Inc.] I'm never sure if these are the recordings, the re-recordings, or the re-re-recordings. Wikipedia tries to explain. 8/10 3 Day Band [1999 Important Records] Late Fahey recording, as his life was unwinding and several years before he died. Several long... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at aworks media log
Pass If Music [2018 Leaving Records] Via Disquet's Statis Report playlist. Gauzy music with some silent interludes e.g. Coffee Mainframe. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at aworks media log
Saturation [1993 Geffen Records, Inc.] Found this via a former Chicago Reader write who was reflecting on the nineties scene, including Liz Phair. This album has strong alternative-era production values, if not strong songwriting 3/10 Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at aworks media log
Salute to Highlife Pioneers - West African Highlight Band [1998 Inner Spirit Records] I guess this is a Bay Area recording. Happy music even if I can't speak for its authenticity 7/10. Sounds better on a better sound system 8/10 One of several bands by Babá Ken Okulolo. BabaKen Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at aworks media log
The Complete String Quartets Vol. 3 - Mistry String Quartet [2015 Jones Stadling Music AB] Maybe not as good as the earlier quartets. 6/10 Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at aworks media log
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Posted Jun 24, 2018 at aworks media log
Musical Erratum + In Conversation - Marcel Duchamp [2008 LTM Recordings] Some piano music, some interviews etc. The music is better than the spoken word but both are interesting. 7/10 Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at aworks media log
The Piano Quartets Emanuel Ax, Isaac Stern, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma [1997 Sony] K. 493 better than K. 478. 7/10 Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at aworks media log
Par Hasard - Chance Composition: 1913-1951 Performed by Kristine Scholz, Mats Persson, Peter Beijersbergen Van Henegouwen, David Tudor [2012 - LTM] The two versions of Marcel Duchamp's Musical Erratum are the standouts. Cage's Music of Changes is more pedestrian. Not sure about works by Dessaignes and Picabia. 7/10 Par hasard... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at aworks media log
Raga Electric: experimental music, 1963-1971 2002 - Locust Music Flynt's music can be ecstatic but this is a slog of difficult vocals. 4/10 Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at aworks media log
Ornette! 1961 - Atlantic Recording Corp. 7/10 "The titles of the compositions are initialisms derived from works by Sigmund Freud: Wit and its Relation to the Unconscious, Totem and Taboo, Civilization and its Discontents, and the essay Relation of the Poet to Day Dreaming." Wikpedia Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at aworks media log
john cage, ornette coleman, marcel duchamp, henry flynt, roarke menzies Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at aworks media log
Breath's Length (2017) Elegy is serious in a contemporary kind of way; Days That Bleed is more machine-oriented. 8/10 "a sense of wonder for a numbed world" Foreign Accents Shapes (2015) Includes the track "Drones for La Monte Young." I like songs with musicians in the title, I like drones,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at aworks media log