Office Playlist 05-17-18

office playlists imageSounds heard in the SASSAS office this week.

  • Nels Cline – Rod Poole’s Gradual Ascent to Heaven
  • Badlands – Slow Growth
  • Ennio MorriconeMondo Morricone ’68 – ’75
  • Glenn BrancaSymphony Number 13 (Hallucination City)
  • Suzanne Ciani ‎– Buchla Concerts 1975
  • Duo Irène Schweizer und Pierre FavreSchaffhauser Jazzfestival 2011
  • Hiroshi Yoshimura (吉村弘)Soft Wave For Automatic Music Box

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Nels Cline – Rod Poole’s Gradual Ascent to Heaven


Badlands – Slow Growth


Ennio MorriconeMondo Morricone ’68 – ’75


Glenn BrancaSymphony Number 13 (Hallucination City)


Suzanne Ciani ‎– Buchla Concerts 1975


Duo Irène Schweizer und Pierre FavreSchaffhauser Jazzfestival 2011


Hiroshi Yoshimura (吉村弘)Soft Wave For Automatic Music Box

Office Playlist 05-11-18

Here’s some of what’s spinning in the SASSAS office this week as we prep for Blast! [15] (tickets available now!).

Kamala KeilaMuslims and Christians Pegasus Warning – PwEP2 Wajatta – Casual High Technology SheKahn – SheKahn MeyersNegative Artist Mix Holly HerndonHome (acappella) djynxx bootleg Sam Gendel – Pure Imagination Alarm Will Sound – Cliffs (Aphex Twin) Paloma Colombe – OUÏ {North African & Middle Eastern grooves} NTS radio 6/9/17

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Kamala KeilaMuslims and…

The Potts Report: March 2018

For a real learning experience you just can’t beat a failure (but it sure does suck at the time.)

 I like to use my time at soundShoppe to try out new stuff. Quite often by halfway through I get frustrated and just use my time tested equipment to jam for the rest of the session. That was the case at the last soundShoppe. I have been trying to find some “stomp boxes” to replace some ancient…

The Potts Report: May 2017

My friend Danny Gromfin just gave me a stack of vintage Grateful Dead LPs that he inherited from his “hippie aunt.” He asked me if I had ever seen the Dead in concert. I remarked that I had seen them several times at The Shrine when I was about the same age as his fourteen year old daughter. It got me thinking of how and when I first became aware of improvised music, and I think these concerts may just…

The Potts Report: August 2016

I am a member of the Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS), as is artist/musician Paul McCarthy. Whenever Paul speaks about the music of the LAFMS he refers to it as “porch music.” I think Paul is trying to link the unrehearsed improvised music that we produce with the traditions of folk music. This form invites all comers to participate in a communal exercise of joining together to create a musical experience that is greater than the sum…

5.5 Questions for Dan Clucas

1. What led you to the work you’re making now?

Most of my work is still rooted in improvisation from a group perspective using conventional group settings (i.e. “jazz” instrumentation) but I have always been interested in spatial performance, ever since attending the Los Angeles premiere of Boulez’ Répons in 1985. So this is a great opportunity for me to investigate that part of my musical psyche, and hopefully it will lead to more.

2. What…

Office Playlist 05-09-16 (TOMITA EDITION)

Today in the office, we were listening to the work of electronic music pioneer Isao Tomita, who passed away last week at the age of 84. Some of his best albums aren’t freely available online (Pictures at an Exhibition or Firebird, for example), but there is more than enough out there to explore!

Tomita – Snowflakes are Dancing Tomita – The Ravel Album Electric Samurai – Switched On Rock Tomita – Catastrophy 1999 Tomita (with Kodo and Kusillaqta)Nasca Fantasy TomitaThe Bermuda Triangle TomitaThe…

Office Playlist (05-02-16)

Here’s what’s playing in the SASSAS office this week!

Juliana Barwick – Will Anonymous 4The Origin Of Fire (Hildegard von Bingen) Kevin DrummTannenbaum Miles DavisParis, Salle Pleyel (1969) Zs – Live @ Jazzhouse, Copenhagen (13th of October, 2014)

Links to online media are below.

Juliana Barwick – Will

Anonymous 4The Origin Of Fire (Hildegard von Bingen)

Kevin DrummTannenbaum

Miles DavisParis, Salle Pleyel (1969)

5.5 Questions for Bobb Bruno

1. What led you to the work you’re making now?

Just a love for synthesizers, drum machines, and non-traditional forms of electronic music.

2. What was your very first gig?

My first solo gig was at the original The Smell location in North Hollywood, late Nineties i believe. I recreated my bedroom and played in my pajamas. Instrumentation was chord organ, Yamaha SU-10 sampler, vocals.

3. What are you listening to these days?

Let’s Eat Grandma, The new Bixio/Frizzi/Tempera Magnetic Systems compilation Lp, Oiler,…

Office Playlist (04-11-16)

Today in the SASSAS office, we went on a retro-futurist adventure into the space lounges of futures past! We skipped some of the obvious, brighter stars, in search of other asterisms.

Walter Schumann: Exploring the Unknown Paul Tanner / Andre Montero And His Orchestra: Music For Heavenly Bodies Frank Comstock: Music From Outer Space George Russell: Jazz in the Space Age Lonne Liston Smith: Astral Traveling Russ Garcia:…