Saturday, March 31, 2012

I Care If You Listen releases new sampler album

The I Care If You Listen blog/web site has released "Spring 2012 Mixtape," a free album of sample pieces from various albums. "Some wonderful artists agreed to be featured: Crash Ensemble, Brooklyn Rider, Loney Dear, Thad Anderson, Lawton Hall, Young Magic, Ben Russell, and David Crowell," Thomas Deneuville writes.

I downloaded it and gave it a listen. For some of the poppier items, one listen seemed enough, but I liked several pieces, particularly Crash Ensemble's "Streetwalker," written by composer Donnacha Dennehy.

The title of the Web site obviously is a reference to the famous (or infamous) Milton Babbitt essay. Deneuville explains, "The title of this blog is not directed at Mr. Babbitt, but more at the creative forces out there that tend to look down on their audience… "

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