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One of the great bloggers is calling it quits. Five years into a dazzling run of thoughtful earfuls, the chap behind Continuo's Weblog, the music-sharing site that originally described itself as "Reassessed aural delicacies," has decided to focus on other projects.
Some blogs were more prolific. Others dropped rarer records, but no other site I've come across traveled as adventurous a path through the wonder of sound. Do yourself a favor and visit the site before the links go belly-up. (A good place to start is this page where Continuo generously re-upped a ton of past posts.) Whether it's field recordings you crave, or maybe mechanical music, Cuban avantgarde, sound sculpture or théatre sonore—some of the many categories to be ravenously picked clean—you are likely to encounter sonic thrills you may never otherwise have had the good fortune to know. It has been great fortune knowing Continuo's Weblog.
Marran Gosov ~ Baby Mann
(Blog: Continuo's Weblog)
For the Love of Mother
"Self-published in 1977, the Baby Mann LP was the debut release of actor and film maker Marran Gosov (born 1933) and part of his “Dilettantische Lieder” project which included song cycles and home-made short films of selected songs (see previous post). An intensely nostalgic disc, Baby Mann was composed in memory of his mother and refers to the period when Gosov left Bulgaria to emigrate to West Germany in 1960, leaving behind his younger brother Sehn, whom he met again for the first time in Munich in 1973. In Baby Mann, no mention is made of Marran’s father, for whatever reason." (Description by Continuo)