March 2013 archive

New streaming track from Nils Frahm

Janet Feder “Songs With Words” LP

I recently discovered via DSD Guide. I was idly clicking around Downloads NOW! one recent evening, stumbling through countless jazz and classical titles and finding little that could be considered inspiring. For some reason I clicked on and began listening to random tracks. I read some bio info while checking out the rest …

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Recent LP acquisitions – stopgap edition

Deepchord Remastered art

On deck (all 2013 releases unless otherwise specified): Biosphere N-Plants (Biophon/Touch, EU) (2011) Deepchord DC07|DC08|DC09 Remastered (Echospace) (reissue) Dylan Golden Aycock Rise & Shine (Scissor Tail) Lee Hazlewood Trouble Is A Lonesome Town (Light In the Attic) (reissue) Bruce Langhorne The Hired Hand score (Scissor Tail) (reissue) Roy Montgomery Hey Badfinger (Yellowelectric) Mountains Centralia (Thrill …

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Recent LP acquisitions: part III

Lloyd Cole & Hans-Joachim Roedelius Selected Studies Vol 1 LP (Bureau B, Germany) The noble Bureau B label has undertaken the long-overdue (and admirable) job of re-releasing the Sky Records catalog on high-quality LPs. Sky issued some of the best German electronic music of the late 70s/early 80s, but the vinyl nearly always crackled and …

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After 7 days decompressing at Kaua’i’s Moloa’a Bay, I’ve resumed what nearly resembles normal life. Tanned (OK, mildly sunburnt), somewhat rested, semi-ready…albeit with an bad head cold caught on the plane home. While sneezing, blowing my nose, totaling up receipts from the trip, wincing, and chiseling away at my my checkbook balance, my imagination somehow …

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Latest LP acquistions: part II

David Byrne/Brian Eno My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts 2xLP (Nonesuch US) Color me late to the party on this 2009 reissue. The remastering isn’t an improvement. Overly bright in the mid-highs, meaning the already-tinny found vocals sound unpleasantly harsh, and the scratchy guitar chordings and electronic rhythms are especially metallic and jarring. Even …

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Latest LP acquistions: part I

A week away from the office. Four cardboard mailers and a dozen or so LPs scattered across the desk…such a pleasant welcome-back. No choice but to just dive in. F.S Blumm and Nils Frahm Music For Lovers Music Versus Time / Music For Wobbling Music Versus Gravity (Sonic Pieces Germany) 2xLP On the first disc, …

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I’m back from vacation. I will post more, I promise.

My sunburn itches. But I’ll get it together soon, I promise. In the meantime, permit me to tread water by reminding you that I can be stalked on Twitter and Facebook. And for those who insist on getting their RSS on, I encourage you to go RSS yourself.