Learn Your ABC's

with Deirdre Dionysiac

Monday, February 6, 2017
14:00 to 17:00
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Artist Song Album Label Comments Request
Oren Ambarchi Hubris, Pt. 3 Hubris Editions Mego 2016; Australian career avant-gardeist and master collaborator, working on this record with a high-profile roster including Arto Lindsay, Jim O'Rourke, and Keith Fullerton Whitman. The composition nonetheless retains a knife-like unilateral focus.
Oidupaa Vladimir Oiun How the Shadow Is Clear Divine Music from a Jail Friends 1999; a Manson-esque figure who spent 33 years in a Russian prison (whether his conviction was just is uncertain), before becoming a beloved Tuvan singer
Occult Chemistry Earth Occult Chemistry Dining Out, Z-I-P 1980; one-off UK DIY outfit who have been dug up by the Messthetics team
Omar Khorshid Wadil Muluk (Valley of Kings) Guitar El Chark Sublime Frequencies 2010 (orig. mid 1970s); incredible Egyptian guitarist and film star, tragically killed in a car accident in 1981. This reissue of his material comes from the label of Rick Bishop of Sun City Girls
Orange Juice Falling and Laughing You Can't Hide Your Love Forever Polydor 1982; Glasgow band headed by the infectious Edwyn Collins; part of the original wave of Indie Rock as we know it.
Os Mutantes Panis et Circensis Os Mutantes Polydor 1968; Psych rock and Tropicalia trio from Brazil
Orquesta de las Nubes Un Diente En Mi Bosillo Manual Del Usario ("Owner's Manual") Grabaciones Accidentales 1987; Nearly unclassifiable (is it new age? jazz? do we care?) Spanish band of Suso Saiz, who recently saw a release by Music With Memory. This record, however, was released only in Spain and Mexico.
The Orchids An Ill Wind That Blows An Ill Wind That Blows Caff Corporation 1990; somewhat obscure 7" by the Glasgow band who saw a string of (sometimes pleasantly, sometimes less so) sappy releases on Sarah Records
Offthesky Whittling You Little Lights The Beautiful Nowhere hibernate 2011; acoustic-ambient project of Jason Corder
Orphan Fairytale Untitled #4 Seahorse Soup Beniffer Editions 2007; wonderfully weird and magical abstract electronic solo project of Belgian artist Eva Van Deuren
Odetta Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child The Essential Odetta Vanguard 1973; American singer, guitarist and human rights activist integral to the revival of American folk in the 50s and 60s
Ox Bow Daughter King of the Jews CFY Records 1991; San Francisco experimental rock band fronted by Eugene Robinson
Oval Shop in Store 94diskont. Thrill Jockey 1995; German minimal/glitch trio
Otto Luening & Vladimir Ussachevsky Tape Recorder Music (excerpt) Tape Recorder Music Gene Bruck Enterprises Inc. 1955; co-founders of the famous Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, this record oft-considered one of the very first "electronic" albums (they are tape works, so it'll depend on your stake in the claim to electronic music)
Orchestre Regional de Mopti Ambodejo ?? ?? 1969; musical collective from Mopti, a town in the Inner Delta Region of Mali, which was part of a trend in the 1960s and 70s in which various African governments commissioned musical projects to promote specific African cultures and emblematize their unification, in effect becoming the voice of the state. There are many of these groups, which are usually named "Orchestre National/Regional de ____" (the area), and some of them have been reissued recently by Mississippi Records, and perhaps others.
Oppenheimer Analysis Don't Be Seen with Me New Mexico Minimal Wave 2016 (orig. 1982); synthwave project of Andie Oppenheimer, the british musicians an atomic weapons expert with the defense department of the UK (what a mix!)
The Orb Little Fluffy Clouds The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld Big Life 1991; iconic UK techno/IDM band who were surely key in the development of that 90s techno sound with which we all have a love-hate relationship
Ora Clementi Cover You Will Softer Me (excerpt) Cover You Will Softer Me Penultimate Press 2014; duo of Crys Cole & James Rushford, who propose "an investigation into liminal performance states in an interpersonal context," focusing on text and speech as preconscious processes
Omar Souleyman Salamat Galbi Bidek (My Heart Is in Your Hands) Leh Jani Sham Palace 2011; Syrian farmer, wedding singer, and Dabke artist who spreads peace, joy, and positive cultural exchange globally for years, and has performed in the US sixteen times in the past seven years, something he may no longer be able to do. WPRB stands with the rights of artists such as Omar to do what they love and contribute to our world, though they are now banned from doing so in the US along racial lines
Officer! Apply Officer! Ayaa 1984; multi-national avant-garde and DIY project, the most well-known member perhaps being Mick Hobbs of Half Japanese, which released this wonderful, at times pirate-themed album
Orthrelm Aonkrit Iom-Spear 2nd 18/O4 Norildivoth Crallos-Lomrixth Urthiln Three One G 2002; duo of Mick Barr and Josh Blair which toes the line between noise rock and heavy metal
Orbital Belfast Orbital FFRR 1991; a follow up to the Orb in that early 90s british techno sphere we love... R
Overhang Party Now Come Out Tokyo Flashback 2 - P.S.F Psychedelic Sampler P.S.F. Records 1992; Japanese psych rock band in the tradition of Les Rallizes Denudes, albeit a little less sadistic. This comp. is something of a who's who of underground Japanese music in the early 90s
Les Olivensteins La Nuit Tragique Les Olivensteins Born Bad 2011 (orig. ~1979); French punk reissued by the contemporary authority on French punk
Okkyung Lee, C. Spencer Yeh, Lasse Marhaug The Mermaids of Extended Technique Wake Up Awesome Software 2013; some of the most intense cello-produced sounds you'll ever hear
Oby Onyioha I Want to Feel Your Love I Want to Feel Your Love Time 1981 (reissued in Austria in 2016); soul/funk/disco/boogie artist from Nigeria
OOIOO Jackson's Club 'Sunspot' Feather Float Polystar, Trattoria, Shock City 1999; Japanese all-female experimental band fronted by Yoshimi P-We, the supremely cool drummer of Boredoms (and yes, the same Yoshimi that Wayne Coyne was crooning about)
Os Mulheres Negras Maoscolorida Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music from Brazil, 1978-1992 Music with Memory 2017 (orig. 1988); fusion band released on a sexy new compilation of Brazilian music by Music with Memory
Organum Lamentations Veil of Tears Matchless Recordings 1994; long-running solo project of David Jackman, the sound sometimes lovingly described (at least by me) as "zen industrial"
The Outsiders Misfit C.Q. Polydor 1968; awesome garage & psych rock album that I just stumbled upon by this Dutch band. Also check out the track "Prisonsong" if interested
-- -- -- -- Other bands to check out: .O.Rang; Opal; Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark; The Olivia Tremor Control; Ondatropica; Oneohtrix Point Never; Observers Observing Observables; Orchestre Rail-Band de Bamako; Out Hud; Ojeda Penn; Ora; Orchestre Murphy; Obeid Al Ju'maa; Organisation; Opera de Nuit; Oneida