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Author:  MikePemulis [ Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:22 am ]
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Sutpen wrote:
I haven't been listening to anything while reading lately. I've been known to listen when I'm in a public place for an extended period, though. Tim Hecker and Stars of the Lid, already mentioned, are good choices. I'll add Port Royal to that list (it's a little similar). I also sometimes listen to Alva Noto's really glitchy stuff while reading, or Dan Deacon's early-career sine wave stuff. Unobtrusive, lyric-less stuff.

Oh man, Flares by Port-Royal is so beautiful. I don't know why I didn't listen to it when reading IJ. One of my favourite albums ever.

Author:  Sutpen [ Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:24 am ]
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MikePemulis wrote:
Sutpen wrote:
I haven't been listening to anything while reading lately. I've been known to listen when I'm in a public place for an extended period, though. Tim Hecker and Stars of the Lid, already mentioned, are good choices. I'll add Port Royal to that list (it's a little similar). I also sometimes listen to Alva Noto's really glitchy stuff while reading, or Dan Deacon's early-career sine wave stuff. Unobtrusive, lyric-less stuff.

Oh man, Flares by Port-Royal is so beautiful. I don't know why I didn't listen to it when reading IJ. One of my favourite albums ever.


I'm an "Anya: Sehnsucht" man, myself.

Author:  EverybodyHurts [ Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:41 pm ]
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Don't usually play music while reading IJ, but heard "Mother" from The Wall on the radio yesterday and thought that album touched on quite a few of the book's themes.

Author:  Aerodynamics [ Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:48 pm ]
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The Unique Urquids

Author:  ryanruppe [ Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:12 pm ]
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I've found that if I listen to anything too catchy (say, Animal Collective) that I get distracted and have to reread bits several times. I'll nth the Tim Hecker and Fennesz recommendations and posit one of my own:

Philip Glass's Koyaanisqatsi soundtrack (full stream at lala.com)

I heard this performed very recently (slideshow + mp3 at my blog) and I was struck with how perfect it is for IJ. It works recursively while building on disparate themes, occasionally soothing and/or frantic. Plus, the title, Koyaanisqatsi, means "life out of balance" in Hopi, and don't that just tie right in to some themes in the book?

Author:  interrobang [ Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:32 pm ]
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Loving that folks are so into Fennesz and Tim Hecker up in here. I'd also recommend Keith Fullerton Whitman: Playthroughs and the back half of Multiples are lovely and eerie in good ways for the book. (Also there is the pleasant coincidence that KFW lives in Boston.)

I'd also like to point out that the Mountain Goats have a song called Dilaudid to which I can't listen without thinking of Infinite Jest.

(I pulled an Orin on that sentence and restructured it in the middle of writing to keep from ending a clause with a preposition. The militant grammarians are getting inside my brain again.)

Author:  WideOpenandRed [ Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:09 pm ]
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I second KFW and also recommend Chihei Hatakeyama as well. Fripp and Eno's No Pussyfooting is great IJ reading music as well.

Author:  vervishkyle [ Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:53 pm ]
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I have been listening to Frightened Rabbit, but it can cause some rereading.

Author:  MikePemulis [ Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:00 pm ]
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interrobang wrote:
I'd also like to point out that the Mountain Goats have a song called Dilaudid to which I can't listen without thinking of Infinite Jest.

Ha yeah, I wasn't aware that it was a tradename for Hydromorphone, the only reason I recognised it was from the Mountain Goats song.

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