What a great weekend I had.
Saturday, Sean and I went to a big screen simulcast of the National Theater production of One Man, Two Guvnors...which was so, so, so funny and some of the best physical comedy I've ever seen.
Then on Sunday I went to Boston to meet a college classmate of mine for lunch (dim sum).
Also school is over so I got up after 7 a.m. and enjoyed that a good bit. I've got a review of the mysterious and beautiful new record by Kandodo. It's on Thrill Jockey and out this week, I believer.
These introspective guitar jams, hemmed by keyboard drone, are lucidly calm most of the time, yet occasionally injected with subtle, pulse-racing shots of adrenaline. Kandodo -- the name of the project, the record and a supermarket chain in Africa -- comes from Simon Price of the much woolier Bristol psych band The Heads. Here, alone, he finds a meditative center in home-recorded layerings of guitar, keyboards, a drum pedal and various field recordings.