Got a big pile of things that've been piling up for weeks or longer to get at least some mention of in here, but in the meantime, The Curtains "Vehicles of Travel" just arrived in the mail, and this is precisely what I need at this point in the year: a warm, weird art pop racket that could be compared to Pere Ubu, Captain Beefheart, even the Clean, but the first track is a dead ringer for a more lo-fi Jim O'Rourke. In other words, I love it.
Also, just got this in my inbox...little over a month after Instal, check out the lineup at this year's Kill Your Timid Notion. AMM, Mirror and Thuja on the same stage on the same night? Fuckin' 'ell.
AMM+ Malcolm Le Grice
Mirror w/ a film by Bill Morrison
Thuja + Keith Evans
Perlonex + Ulrike Flaig
Text of Light [lee ranaldo, alan licht, uli krieger, tim barnes]
La Cellule d'Intervention Metamkine
Tabula Smaragdina: Jürgen Reble + Thomas Köner
Sachiko M + Anthony McCall