Posts Tagged ‘ECM’

Life Of

Life Of by Steve Tibbetts

“The effect is a seductive impressionism of fluid melodic figures and rippling arpeggios with a quietly firm, emotional undertow.” -Rolling Stone

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Press page for “Life Of”

Steve Tibbetts, guitar, turkeys

  Some Bio Big Influences Dave Ray was a big influence, not because of his storied career in music, but because he kept the rent on my studio low. Dave Ray was my landlord. He died in 2002. A street close to my studio has been renamed Dave Ray Avenue. By keeping my rent low…

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Sopa Chöling

Family email sent from Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 2016 Hi everyone:  I’m writing this from the bar at the Alt Hotel in Halifax. Tomorrow I’ll head back to Minnesota.  The next day is election day; good luck to our side.  I’ll drive down to Madison on the 13th of December. I flew into Halifax about two…

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Organized Some Trips to Tibet

In 2009 a group of us met in Shanghai and took a train to Lhasa.  In western Tibet we traveled to Guge, circumambulated Kailash, and walked to Everest Base Camp (the real Everest Base Camp where expeditions start from is called “ABC”–“Advance Base Camp.) In 2011 some of us re-convened and explored the retreat caves and…

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Brain Scan

This is the family email I sent after having my head examined. Hi everyone: I’m in Madison for the brain scan.  On the way into town I stopped to get some groceries. The woman taking my credit-card looked at it and said, slowly, “Steve Tibbetts. From Memorial High?” I said, “Yes!  Who are you?”  She told…

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MyECM

I curated a playlist for ECM as part of their venture into the world of streaming (an article from Pitchfork is here). My annotations for the playlist are below, and a more concise version is on  ECM’s website here.  The playlist is now up at Tidal  and Spotify. I curated selections from (mostly) the first 200 releases…

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Atlantic Monthly

Steve Tibbetts

“Tibbetts’s guitar-from-beyond-the-solar-system will take you to realms hitherto glimpsed only by the Hubble space telescope and will offer several plausible explanations of dark matter.”

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Downbeat Review: Natural Causes

“To call Natural Causes exotic would be to deny the labor of love that went into making it. You might say Steve Tibbetts has, in a sense, redefined the word ‘natural’ for all to hear.”

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