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Something Like #31: The Anguish & Ecstasy of Glistening Spring Buds, w/ Bitsy Knox

8 April 2021

Right now, outside my window, thousands upon thousands of juicy buds are aching to unfurl. Newness in electric green, swaying violently as they contend with the changing wind. A harrowing moment to emerge, to open yourself up again, to take on a new shape, but that’s the way of Spring, right?

This is an episode of Something Like that looks at newness in its revelatory, ritualistic form, but also in its anxiety, the stress and also the exhilaration of meeting a moment, of opening oneself up to a moment.

  • As always, thank you to my dearest friend Roger 3000 for providing Something Like’s jingle
  • The music under my voice today is Larkin’s O’Cean (1980)
  • I also wanted to take this chance to say that I’m guest hosting an episode of WFMU’s Radio Row on April 25. Check it out on Sunday April 25th from 5 – 6pm (EDT) on WFMU | 91.1, 90.1, 91.9 FM & wfmu.org

Playlist

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, London Symphony Orchestra, Promises, March 2021

Brother Ah, Transcendental March, Sound Awareness: Move Ever Onward, 1975, reissued in 2016

Theatre of Nature, Anna von Hausswolff, All Thoughts Fly, 2020

Popol Vuh, Kyrie, Tantric Songs/Hosianna Mantra, 1991

Wojciech Rusin, Dance, The Funnel, 2019

Rachika Nayar, The Trembling of Glass, Our Hands Against the Dusk, 2021

Dialect, Yamaha Birds Pt. 2, Under ~ Between, 2021

Everything Play, 君に輝く太陽を感じよう (Feel The Sun), Everything Play, 1992

Kendra Smith, Iridescence, The Guild of Temporal Adventurers, 1992

Irena and Vojtěch Havlovi, In the Garden, Melodies in the Sand, 2021

Laurence Brisset (Hildegard v. Bingen), Hodie Aperuit, Gemme, 2015

Maggie Payne, Shimmer, Ahh-Ahh, 2020

Leona Hirota (広田玲央名), Flower, Leona, 1985

Mad Music Inc. 11, Mad Music, 1977, reissued in 2016

Koh-Tao, Moon in the Lake, Tayu Tayu (たゆたゆ), 1997

Alice Coltrane, Spring Rounds from Rite of Spring, Eternity, 1976

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