1948 october 11 life magazine


check out henry english's incredible 1967 film on marion brown


eremite recording artist joshua abrams scored the music for the interrupters, the new film by steve james & alex kotlowitz, makers of hoop dreams, one of the great american films of all time.  the interrupters world premiers at the sundance film festival 21 january. 


over at wax poetics jeff parker cites natural information as one of his top ten discoveries of 2010.  there it is, again, on WFMU's beware the blog favorite sounds of 2010.  all bests for the new year dudes, wishing everyone (paul butterfield's) better days.  as lester young said, "this is later that was when."



michael slaboch & rob sevier of the fantastic numero group label both selected joshua abrams natural information among their top ten records of 2010 for pitchfork's guest list: best of 2010 feature.  so too did beggars group pres matt harmon on matador records blog.  doug mosurock faved it at dusted.   also digging NI as one of 2010's ten finest is clifford allen at ni kantu.  solid.

& now for a list of 25 2010 releases, new or archival, that made a strong impression on eremite. links provided to put your money where the music is.

jason adasiewicz sun rooms (delmark)
bonny prince billy & the cairo gang the wonder show of the world (drag city)
roy brooks & the artistic truth ethnic expressions (jazzman)
john carter & bobby bradford mosaic select (mosaic)
kevin coyne i want my crown (virgin)
daniell/fennesz/buck knoxville (thrill jockey)
formerly fat harry mariachi riff live & free music (shagrat)
edward larry gordon celestial vibration (universal sound/soul jazz)
steve gunn & john truscinski sand city (three lobed)
azar lawrence mystic journey (furthermore)
alan licht & loren connors into the night sky (family vineyard)
t.r. mahaligam mali: essential recordings of carnatic bamboo flute 1969-70 (em)
joe mcphee sound on sound (corbett vs. dempsey)
joanna newsome have one on me (drag city)
orkustra adventures in experimental electric orchestra... (mexican summer)
lee perry sound system scratch (pressure sounds)
radar favourites s/t (reel)
relatives don't let me fall (heavy light)
arthur russell/allen ginsberg ballad of the lights (presspop/audika)
cecil taylor/tony oxley ailanthus/altissima (triple point)
rafael toral space elements volume II (tiaga)
vulcan meet your ghost (lysergic sound distributors)
kanye west my beautiful dark twisted fantasy (def jam)
neil young le noise (reprise)

bonus listing
sons of negus freedom sounds (dynamic)