Hiroshi Yoshimura — Music For Nine Postcards: Hiroshi Yoshimura intended the nine one-bar pieces that make up Music For Nine Postcards to be played slowly, over and over again, with slight drifts in the melody and tempo meant to recreate the movements of the cloud and shade he’d see out of his window. The recordings he made with Satoshi Ashikawa and released in 1982 (reissued by Empire of Signs in November) move at a cosmic pace, and their intermixed sadness and sweetness give it a sense of personhood missing from much ambient music before or since. ( buy )
F/I: Space Mantra (Sorcerer) LP
Sorcerer Records present a reissue of F/i’s Space Mantra, originally released on RRRecords in 1988. First time on vinyl for nearly 30 years for this classic slice of American space rock. Milwaukee’s F/i have been an ongoing concern since 1981, pioneering a certain brand of experimental rock which encompasses elements of industrial and psychedelic space-rock sounds. Originally a purely electronic outfit heavily influenced by Throbbing Gristle and prolific in the underground tape scene, they made the transition to “rock band” in the mid ’80s, and for many, 1988’s Space Mantra LP remains the high point. With fuzzed guitars, metronomic rhythms, swirling synths, and occasionally bucolic forays into blissful acoustics, it’s a masterful take on cosmic music during the Reagan years. It was previously only ever released on LP once by the famed RRRecords label. RIYL: Hawkwind, Amon Düül, Causa Sui, Cluster. Edition of 500.
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2. George Price was at least intellectually honest enough to realize the implications of the worldview he espoused. A godless universe is a purposeless universe, and "survival of the fittest" demands a certain moral coldness. This moral vacuum is indeed present in an atheistic evolutionary paradigm, but, as Price realized, the implications are too awful to live with. His sad and desperate attempt to find or create virtue within a worldview that has no room for objective morality was bound to end in despair. Price's suicide is the most reasonable conclusion for those who prefer a universe without God and therefore without any objective basis for purpose, hope, or altruism.