Artists On Albums: AOA#35 (David Grubbs on The 25-Year Retrospective Concert Of The Music Of John Cage)

David Grubbs on… John Cage’s The 25-Year Retrospective Concert Of The Music Of John Cage (no label, 1959) I have always been intrigued by John Cage’s dismissive attitude towards sound recordings. Actually, I should be a bit more precise than that.  John Cage was often dismissive towards commercially-released sound recordings, even as he … [Read more...]

Duke Garwood / Wooden Wand – split LP

Whilst split-singles have been an on/off quick-fix staple for independent labels over the years - to showcase artists in tandem or to celebrate musical kinship - split-albums are a less frequent proposition.  This is perhaps due to the dominance of CDs across the last two decades, given that a vinyl LP side apiece lends itself better to a … [Read more...]