Danny Paul Grody’s work has gently etched a permanent mark on me. I don’t think I quite realized how much I feel his music in my core until I listened to his upcoming album, Arc of Day, at daybreak a few weeks ago. His music distills quiet moments into eternal aural expressions, calming yet forceful. It’s an impressive feat. Arc of Day, out next month on Three Lobed, is one of the finest entries into a stunning discography, and in this mix, Grody channels that same wonderful spirit.
Almora Sunshine, Ariel Kalma, An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings: 1972 – 1979), 2014 RVNG Intl.
On the Other Sea, Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer, Recordings from the Åland Islands (2022 International Anthem)
Of Day, Joshua Abrams, Magnetoception (2015 Eremite Inc)
InstrumentalsE, Arthur Russell, First Thought Best Thought (2006 Audika Records)
Back to the West, Masahiro Takahashi, Humid Sun (2023 Telephone Explosions Records)
California Angelica, Danny Paul Grody, Arc of Day (2023 Three Lobed Recordings)
Ené Alantchi Alnorem (I Can’t Live Without You), Girma Hadgu, Éthiopiques, Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale (1969-1974)
La chistera d’Erik Satie, Albert Giménez, Un Somnit Petit (1981 Audiovisuals de Sarria)
Come Unto These Yellow Sands, Ian Carr, Sounds And Sweet Airs (1993 Celestial Harmonies)
Libration, Steve Gunn & David Moore, Reflections Vol. 1: Let the Moon Be a Planet (2023 RVNG Intl.)
Trembling Instants, Leo Svirsky, River Without Banks (2019 Unseen Worlds)
Space 7, Nala Sinephro, Space 1.8 (2021 Warp Records)
Sweet Dreams, Ted Daniel Quintet, Tapestry (2008 Porter Records)