I've listened to two things lately that may indicate a change in my listening:
- After listening to John Coltrane heavily in my youth, then not at all for twenty years, and returning to listen again for the last five years, I may be headed back into Coltrane dormancy. I'm finding his insistent tone on the sax mildly annoying. The clue to pay attention to this showed up when I heard the Nels Cline guitar version of Saturn from Coltrane's Interstellar Space and I greatly preferred it to the original.
- The other track that is starting to warp my ears in a different direction is Phog Masheen's Survey of Brutality from a Wired Magazine insert CD. Stimulating if not exactly pleasant, it sounds fresh to my ears.
Other listening tonight that sounds new (rather than "new" -- it's not like I reverted to Brahms or something) include Jonny Greenwood's Popcorn Superhet Receiver and an in studio performance by Keith Fullerton Whitman.
keith fullerton whitman: rare frequency podcast
jonny greenwood: popcorn superhet receiver
john coltrane: interstellar space
nels cline & gregg bendian: interstellar space: the music of john coltrane
phog masheen: live @ koos art center - warning: short but noisy youtube video