Following a brief hiatus, the Disquiet.com MP3 Discussion Group returns with its first full-length-recording consideration since pondering the reissue of Thomas Köner’s glacial Permafrost, back in August. This time around, we’re deep in the varied chambers of Brian Eno‘s first ever album for Warp Records, Small Craft on a Milk Sea, which is also credited to guitarist Leo Abrahams and to electronic musician Jon Hopkins.
Participating with me in this week’s MP3 Discussion Group are:
Alan Lockett: “I write music reviews and commentary on ambient/drone, the more adventurous end of techno/house, post-dub, and IDM. Based in Bristol, epicentre of the Dub-zone in the Wild West of England, I can mainly be read on igloomag.com and furthernoise.org.”
Julian Lewis: “I write much of Lend Me Your Ears, a UK/Spain-based MP3 blog that appreciates less obvious music.”
Joshua Maremont: “I record as Thermal and pursue my musical and other obsessions in San Francisco.”
Evan Shamoon: “I write about video games for various publications (EGM, PlayStation magazine), and music technology for some others (XLR8R magazine, Switched.com). I also make electronic music as giantmecha, 99.9% of which sits on my hard drive.”
And I’m Marc Weidenbaum; I have run disquiet.com since 1996, and have written for Nature, Down Beat, newmusicbox.org, and other publications; I live in San Francisco.
The conversation will play out in this post’s comments section.
A little note on the MP3 Discussion Group format: This is by no means a closed conversation, so do feel free to join in. The initial posts by participants were all written before they had an opportunity to see each other’s take on the release in question, but after that it’s intended to play out in real time.