Friday, January 14, 2011

2010 Favorites - Other Lists: Phillip B. Klinger (PBK)





(choices are alphabetized, not in order of preference)

Chefkirk & Hal McGee-Nimbus ~Haltapes~ (two artists using "no-input mixers" mutate the world of noises macro>micro into bio-cellular environments, fascinating from beginning to end)

Don Campau-Lilly Pad ~Lonely Whistle~ (brilliantly conceived, Campau creates "field recordings" with all sorts of instrumental sounds, lush and metaphorical ambient music. an album in need of a wider audience!)

Gil Scott-Heron-I'm New Here ~XL Recordings~ (one of the biggest surprises of 2010 was Gil Scott's return. the haggard, reaching-for-notes voice that now passes for a ghost of what the man once was embodies the transcendence from our own human failings)

Kuwahara-Honeycult ~Waiting World Records~ (to encompass all the sounds of the world and create reckless, noisy beauty from them in a multitude of forms, breathtaking!)

Josh Lay- Rotted Afterlife ~Urashima~ (Josh Lay traverses deep industrial territory on this mystery-driven noise album, place this next to your Eraserhead soundtrack)

Meatgrinder-First Innocent ~Smell The Stench~ (Hal Hutchinson is one of the best of the new wave of power electronics practitioners. his work is stern, ponderous, powerful and frightening. this album exemplifies how well that approach works in the context of extreme psycho-sexuality)

Mystified-Passing Through The Outer Gates ~First Fallen Star~ (seeming to be the new Klaus Schulze, or perhaps Eduard Artemiev, Mystified creates a bizarre and fantastic symphonic electronic soundtrack to a movie that doesn't exist)

Oval-Oh ~Thrill Jockey~ (the glitching permutations sound familiar, in a good way, then the (programmed?) acoustic drums kick in and you realize that this is actually jazz)

Jeremy Pelt-Men Of Honor ~Highnote Records~ (a spot-on rewrite of classic Blue Note-era records that, without nostalgia, rediscovers a progressive style of music making that should never disappear)

C. Reider-Fragment Three Re-Works ~Vuzh Music~ (questionable choice? a remix album that uses some of my own sounds? but in this case, i can't feel guilty because the end result is so different from, and so much better than, the original! a wondrous turning and re-turning, a truly beautiful release)

Sir Bear Trapper-The Solo Album! ~Le Scrambled Discs~ (i can listen to Allan Zane's strange sound worlds over and over! this disc, and the things he puts out as Le Scrambled Debutante, are beyond one-take comprehension since these sonic environments are stretched, mutated and re-wrought in the most unusual ways...)

Swamp Horse-Perpetual Drip ~Husk Records~ (synth-drone evolution of dark metal, transformative, spiritual even!)

David S. Ware-Saturnian (Solo Saxophones, Volume 1) ~Aum Fidelity~ (Fantastic improvisations melodically rising higher and higher, never letting the burning intensity of life-breath extinguish)

Hype Williams-Untitled ~Carnivals~ (my chill-out pick when indulging in recreational preferences)


Phillip B. Klinger

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PBK's discography:
  • PBK III - Poetry And Motion (1987, Sound Of Pig, SOP 163)
  • PBK, Ditto, If, Bwana (1988, ZH27, 365) (w/ Ditto, If, Bwana) (reissued 2010)
  • Die Brücke (1988, Freedom In A Vacuum / PBK Recordings / Realization Recordings, --)
  • IV (Warfare State) (1988, PBK Recordings, --)
  • Compositions : Depression & Ideal (1989, Freedom In A Vacuum / PBK Recordings, --) (w/ Vidna Obmana) (reissued 2008)
  • Whoso Sheddeth Mans Blood (1989, ZH27, 208) (w/ Zan Hoffman) (reissued 2004)
  • Appeal (1989, --, --)
  • Monument Of Empty Colours (1989, Decade Collection, DC01) (w/ Vidna Obmana)
  • Narcosis (1990, PBK Recordings/ Realization Recordings, --)
  • Step Into The Step (1990, Harsh Reality Music, HR 175) (w/ City Of Worms, John Hudak, Illusion Of Safety)
  • Profusion (1991, Realization Recordings, RZC-007)
  • Fragment 3 (1991, N D, FRAGMENT 3) (w/ Vidna Obmana)
  • The Man Who Would PBKing (1992, ZH27, 400) (w/ Zan Hoffman) (reissued 2004)
  • Five Manifestoes (1992, Realization Recordings, RZD-008) (w/ Asmus Tietchens)
  • Rework / Odiom (1992, E'ostrate, ATR 004) (w/ Hands To, Kapotte Muziek, Merzbow, S.B.O.T.H.I., Das Synthetische Mischgewebe)
  • Domineer / Asesino! / Retro (1992, RRRecords, RRR-PBK)
  • Macrophage / The Toil And The Reap (1992, N D, N D CD01)
  • Shadows Of Prophecy - In His Throes (1994, N D, N D CD06)
  • Vidna Obmana - Memories Compiled¹ (1994, Relic, Relic 7)
  • System-Music-End (1995, Pure, PURE 35) (w/ Hands To, AMK)
  • Life-Sense Revoked (1996, Lunhare, LIFE? 3)
  • How Doth The PBK (1997, ZH27, 498) (w/ Zan Hoffman)
  • Dreams In Moving Space (2000, Electroshock Records, ELCD 014) (w/ Artemiy Artemiev)
  • Transphere 1997_1999 (2001, Erewhon, CDWhON002) (w/ Artificial Memory Trace)
  • A Moment Of Infinity (2002, Electroshock Records, ELCD 022) (w/ Artemiy Artemiev)
  • Split (2006, Cohort Records, CRCD 121) (w/ Adam Mokan)
  • Retro (2006, Waystyx, waystyx 24)
  • A Noise Supreme, Early Solo Works 1986-89 (2006, X Died Enroute Y, xdey60)
  • Auditory Hallucination Of Drowsy Afternoon (2007, Xerxes, ESCD:0010) (w/ Government Alpha)
  • 1 (2007, Gameboy Records, GB95) (w/ BMG)
  • Noise-Ambient Connection (2008, Monochrome Vision, mv22) (w/ Telepherique)
  • Cloisters (2008, The Sound Genetic, --) (w/ Minóy)
  • Dreams Into Dust (2008, The Sound Genetic, --) (w/ Artemis K, Acclimate)
  • Listening To The World Vibrate (2008, The Sound Genetic, --)
  • Headmix (2008, The Sound Genetic, --)
  • Where Pathways Meet (2008, The Sound Genetic, --) (w/ John Wiggins)
  • The Mescaline Tracks (2008, The Sound Genetic, --)
  • Under My Breath (2009, Waystyx, waystyx 35)
  • Descent (2009, The Sound Genetic, --)
  • Chansons Mystiques (2009, The Sound Genetic, --) (w/ Minoy)
  • Asmus Sources (2009, The Sound Genetic, --)
  • Mutation Theory (2009, The Sound Genetic, --)
  • F (2009, Power Silence, --) (w/ Roe)
  • Shamanistic (2009, noiseambient.com, CS001) (w/ Deaf Lions)
  • Warfare State (2009, noiseambient.com, CS002)
  • Live Frying: Wolf / PBK 2006 (2009, American Tapes, AM TOUR) (w/ Wolf Eyes)
  • The Deadened Stream Of Eve (2009, Community College, 035)
  • Discorporate (2009, Impulsy Stetoskopu, 017) (w/ C. Reider)
  • Short Days At The Margins Of Night (2010, Hermitage Tapes, --) (w/ Clew Of Theseus)
  • Acclimate Live Transmission 1998 (2010, The Sound Genetic, --) (w/ Artemis K)
  • CHAin MAil COLLAb - June 28, 1988 (2010, The Sound Genetic, --) (w/ Das, Jeph Jerman, John Hudak)
  • Unauthorized Vol. 2 (2011, The Sound Genetic, --) (w/ Will Soderberg)
  • 2Experiences Paris 1996 (2011, NoiseAmbient)
  • Fenton Road Beast (2011, Banned Production, bp174)
  • Mantis Fog Desert (2011, Monochrome Vision, mv39) (w/ Zanstones)
  • Hazard Identification System (2012, Ilse, ILDL009) (w/ Hal McGee)
  • Thrill Pictures (Condensed) (2012, Nostalgie De La Boue, ndlb#7)
  • Hazard Identification System (2012, Ilse, ILDL009) (2014, Ruido Horrible, rh058) (w/ Hal McGee)
  • North-end Firestarter/Daddy Sells Dimes/Red Ribbon Days Green Door Nights (2012, The Sound Genetic, --)
  • Make A Bomb In The Kitchen Of Your Mom (The Chondritic Sessions) (2012, The Sound Genetic, --) (w/ Roe)
  • Hands Of The Few (2012, --, --) (w/ Troj)
  • Michigan Subterranean Vol I (2013, The Sound Genetic, --) (w/ Lidless Eye, Joshooa From The Moon)
  • Invasive Species (2013, Green Records and Tapes, GR252) (w/ Anla Courtis)
  • Winterscrubbed (2014, The Museum Of Microcassette Art, MOMA102)
  • Andrew Kirschner / PBK (2014, The Sound Genetic, --) (w/ Andrew Kirschner)
  • PBK & Richard Ramirez (2014, Unlimited Drift Recordings, UnD-067) (w/ Richard Ramirez)
  • Dead City (2014, Ritual Hypnosis, --) (w/ Warmth)
  • The Killer God (2015, Kassette Kult Tapes, K7KT 013)
  • Unidentified Again (2015, Pica Disk, PICA034) (w/ Jim O'Rourke)
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PBK's tracks appear on:

  • VV.AA. - Tape Iz Flesh; Thu Second Cumming (Ecto Tapes, Ecto 15) track: (CNT) Oct.1910
  • VV.AA. - Sam Soufi (1988, Dedali Opera, K7 OPUS 15) track: Speak No Evil
  • VV.AA. - Schizophobia (1989, Interrupt Product, IP 02) track: Propulse
  • VV.AA. - Rub Out The Word (1989, Big Body Parts, BBP C3) track: Malediction
  • VV.AA. - The Ambient Wax Ritual (1989, Mechanical Orchestration Music, M.O.M. 7) tracks: Die Brücke, (Meta)Tran C, Preparation
  • VV.AA. - Our Nebula Incured Vol 5 (1990, Corrosive Tapes, --) track: Awakening
  • VV.AA. - Fairy-tales & Myths (1990, Ladd-Frith, --) track: Rewriting Sacred Words
  • VV.AA. - The Electronic Cottage International Compilation Cassette Series: Volume One (1990, Electronic Cottage, Sanctuary) track: Sanctuary
  • VV.AA. - Heartbeat Vol. 2 (1990, Corrosive Tapes, --) tracks: Heartbeat, Untitled (w/ Vidna Obmana)
  • VV.AA. - Assemblage (1990, PBK Recordings, --) track: Concupiscence
  • VV.AA. - Objekt No. 4 (1990, Ladd-Frith, LF 67) track: Vachez 1919
  • VV.AA. - The Return Of Enders Game (1991, ZH27, 199) track: Disko Sour Klinoy Excerpt (w/ Minóy\Zannóy)
  • VV.AA. - Anti White Bastards (1991, Korm Plastics, KP ANTI) track: Bolling Underneath
  • VV.AA. - As Yet Untitled (1991, Realization Recordings, RZD-001) track: The Ducking Stool
  • VV.AA. - Of Sound Mind (1993, Godsend Magazine, --) tracks: Totem, A Dream
  • VV.AA. - RRR-100 (1993, RRRecords, RRR 100) track: Untitled
  • VV.AA. - The Passing Gods (1993, Play Loud, PL01) track: Untitled (Narcosis)
  • VV.AA. - Notre Dame 8 (1995, EE Tapes, ET21) track: Eyelids Closed, As In A Dream (Alternate Take)
  • VV.AA. - No Machine Is Silent (1995, Realization Recordings, RZC-018) track: No Machine Is Silent
  • AMK - Play (1995, Pure, PURE29) track: Necritskan Encapsulate
  • VV.AA. - The Artificial Nerve Part. III (1998, Xerxes, ES-20) track: Shrinking Centrifuge
  • VV.AA. - The Carnival Within (A Tribute To Dead Can Dance) (1998, Cleopatra, CLP 0131) track: I Can See Now (w/ Jarboe)
  • VV.AA. - Coalescence (1999, Alien8 Recordings, ALIENCD 014) track: Profound Host
  • VV.AA. - El Tafkeera: Re-Mixs In Remembrance Of Muslimgauze (2002, sublevel9 studios, --) tracks: Dreams Now Myths 1, Dreams Now Myths 2
  • VV.AA. - Disc0Disc0 (Volume 1) (2002, ~Ңum~, ҢUMCDR 3) track: Orgin Mode (V.2) Geologic Profile
  • VV.AA. - The Walls Are Whispering... (2003, EE Tapes, EE03) track: Impulsion
  • VV.AA. - Nonexistence (2003, Independent Electronic Music, IEM#4) track: Scan Lock
  • Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance (2) (Unreleased Tracks, Live & B.Perry Solo) (2004, Домашняя Коллекция, --) track: I Can See Now
  • vidnaObmana - Noise/Drone Anthology 1984-1989 (2005, Projekt / Ikon, PROJEKT169) track: Sediment
  • VV.AA. - ...It Just Is (In Memoriam: Jhonn Balance) (2005, Nocharizma / Fulldozer Records, nhcd 02 / FDCD 20) track: It Just Is
  • Hands To - Rough Music: The Hands To Library (2006, AARC, --) tracks: Metal Fume Fever, Blast Lung
  • VV.AA. - Mitten [State] Transmissions (2006, Top Quality Rock & Roll, TQR&R 020) tracks: Memory Trace (w/ Government Alpha), Untitled (w/ Neuma, Reznic9)
  • VV.AA. - Tribute To Iannis Xenakis (2007, Musica Excentrica, exc006) track: Geological Profile Extend (w/ Zenial)
  • VV.AA. - Monographic 14: Musica Excentrica (2008, INQ Mag, mg014) track: Geological Profile Extend
  • Blackhouse - 25 Years Anniversary + Hope... (2010, M-Tronic, As33) track: 5 Minutes After I Die (rmx)
  • VV.AA. - Gone In 60 Seconds (2010, I Heart Noise, IHRTN001) tracks: Beyond The Boll, Carcass Shake
  • VV.AA. - International Email Audio Art Project Volume 2 (2010, HalTapes,, --) track: Stars In The Human Mind
  • VV.AA. - International Email Audio Art Project Volume 6 (2011, HalTapes,, --) tracks: Found Objects, How Do You Spell Whore? (w/ Artemis K)
  • VV.AA. - International Email Audio Art Project Volume 7 (2011, HalTapes, --) tracks: Lost Films, Othering (w/ Travis Johnson), Without Cassettes (w/ Hal McGee), Carnal Kings (w/ Artemis K), Melded & Formed (w/ Mystified)
  • VV.AA. - International Email Audio Art Project Volume 8 (2011, HalTapes, --) tracks: Space Neonates (w/ Hal McGee), Possible Homo Activity (w/ Artemis K)
  • VV.AA. - International Email Audio Art Project Volume 10 (2011, HalTapes, --) track: No. 8 (Burp).. (w/ Le Scrambled Debutante, Hal McGee)
  • VV.AA. - Hex - Owl Eater VI (2011, Owl Eater, VI) track: She Destroys My Paintings
  • VV.AA. - Gentleman's 10 (2011, Green Records And Tapes, GR172) track: Misspent Genetic
  • VV.AA. - Oredezh (2011, Fulldozer Records, FDCD 33) track: My River Raging, My Father's Promise
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Links:
PBK
NoiseAmbient (PBK Archive)
The Sound Genetic

1 comment:

PBK said...

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to list some things i loved in 2010!