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This Month's Soundtrack, January 2009

January 1, 2009
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VARIOUS:
IN CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC STUDIO (1958-2008) (UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS) This 4-disc set includes historic works by Hiller, Martirano, and Gaburo as well as recent works by Payne, Polansky, and Scaletti, among many others.


JEAN-JACQUES PERREY AND DANA COUNTRYMAN:
DESTINATION SPACE (OGLIO) Take a step back in time with the retro-modern synth stylings of French Moog-pop innovator Perrey and analog-synth aficionado Countryman.


ESCAPE MECHANISM:
(EMPHASIS ADDED) (RECOMBINATIONS) Sound and visual artist Jonathan Nelson recycles postconsumer audio into a set of fascinating social and political statements.


VARIOUS:
RESONANCE: STEEL PAN IN THE 21ST CENTURY (QUIET DESIGN) Twelve composers take turns remixing and processing a single steel pan recording to create a very satisfying CD.


VARIOUS:
THE MUSIC THAT INFLUENCED LED ZEPPELIN (EAGLE MEDIA) A documentary DVD focusing on the various forms of roots music that stirred a generation of British rockers.

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