Posts from 20th August 2011

Aug 11

These TOTP best-ofs I have shored against my ruins: The Blue in the Air

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By Marcello Carlin, pub.Zer0 Books, £9.99, pb, 142pp.

Two threads run though my friend Marcello’s The Blue in the Air: one’s a fear, rarely directly stated; and the other’s a trust, a implicit confidence, a gamble. Between them, these oblique stances, very different but very connected, lure or impel us through an astonishing maze of music, much of it very likely unfamiliar, from radical free improv to one-off novelty pop, via every imaginable sheeptrack or rat-run or scenic bus ride…