I didn't know it's possible to have a hedder as long as that one I just typed in here, but clearly it is possible. So, yeah — the conceit of this blog post is that I just had a very unrelaxing weekend, so I'm now in the deep breaths trying to at least relax stage of things. I'd like to turn to a music that is overwhelming and blissed-out and wordless, something that might take me out of my own body and my own silliness.
Phill Niblock is a genius drone-based composer and film-maker based in New York City.
You probably know that already because he visited here about one year ago.
My favorite record by him is Four Full Flutes; the above link there is to one of the four works on that CD.
It just might be starting to work. I might be mellowing out a little bit now! Hooray. Man, I love this music so much. The way it can get inside you, you almost don't want it to ever leave, you know?
Metro Times music editor Mike McGonigal has written about music since 1984, when he started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance at age sixteen with money saved from mowing lawns in Florida. He's since written for Spin, Pitchfork, the Village VOICE and Artforum. He's been a museum guard, a financial reporter, a bicycle...