Miles

Matthew

FKA Woebot
you don't find the way a given piece of music sounds changes according to what has happened since you first heard it? It just gets sealed in time and can be repeated again and again without deteriorating or warping in any way?

i think it's that what attracted to me to a particular piece of music was how much "mana" it contained.

so although, yes, some pieces of music have a bit of a zeit fingerprint for me - the things i really value tend to be perennial favourites. with them it's a bit like holding a jewel in the palm of one's hand and every now and then turning it to look at a different facet. i'll often find different things i can appreciate in the more luminous music - things i hadn't heard or appreciated before - they're that rich.

with regards to the miles davis - there is a bit of that "flavour" that pungent cheesiness of those generic jazz markers (not SO much) but that's what i always liked about ardkore - its flavours. there's that tendency always with the "hip" avant-garde to strip everything out and you're left at the end with music for accountants. you get to see the audience for that scene and they're a most unsexy bunch with no style.
 

padraig (u.s.)

a monkey that will go ape
Is that all there is?
my personal favorite electric Miles (i.e. favorite Miles) is the late period Agharta/Pangaea duology

he's almost exclusively playing organ

the rhythm section - including Mtume - is doing polyrhythmic free funk of black hole density

and there's a wild twin-guitar attack that's basically like if you split ca. "Machine Gun" Jimi into two people, one (Pete Cosey) on lead the other (Reggie Lucas, who went with Mtume to produce a bunch of cool post-disco records) on rhythm

everyone is playing thru a bewilderingly complex array of effects, weird tunings, etc

it's, I believe, the farthest out he ever got
 

Matthew

FKA Woebot
the whole "relaxin'" album is lovely if you can get your head into the mannerisms of that era. i listened to it ALOT travelling on my own through thailand. reading the ian car "miles" book and picking off cassette bootlegs from stores. by the end of my travels i had no spare clothes and a rucksack full of tapes.
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
Barty was always posting really good bits from the on the corner sessions that didnt make it to the album proper. theres some box set or something he was drawing from.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
Barty was always posting really good bits from the on the corner sessions that didnt make it to the album proper. theres some box set or something he was drawing from.

Yeah, I remember that, it was like session outtakes or something wasn't it. I wish he was here to post them.
 
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