December 2019 archive

That’s So 2019: Favorite Books, Music and Video

A Winged Victory for the Sullen The Undivided Five FLAC (Ninja Tune, UK) Heather Woods Broderick Invitation FLAC (Western Vinyl, US) Dustin O’Halloran Sundoor EP (Deutsche Grammaphon, Germany) K. Leimer Irrational Overcast LP (First Terrace, UK) Loscil Lifelike FLAC (Frond, Canada) Craig Leon The Canon – Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 2 LP (RVNG …

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In the early- to mid-80s, I had a home recording project called Funharm. It was low-fidelity instrumental dabbling, consisting of synthesizer, tapes, and sometimes guitars. Most of it was improvised; all of it was recorded to cassette. I managed overdubs by jamming a broken Q-Tip across the cassette recorder’s retractable erase head. As you can …

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Thinking About Ordering Vinyl From CDJapan?

I spent over $100 — not including shipping — ordering two Ryuichi Sakamoto LPs and two seven-inch singles from CDJapan. The Bernie Grundman remaster of “Left Handed Dream” — US$34, plus overseas shipping — had a significant defect. The first song wouldn’t track during the last half of the song. The stylus on my cartridge …

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A Winged Victory for the Sullen “The Undivided Five” review on Part-Time Audiophile

AWVFTS "Undivided" cover art

It’s been eight years since we’ve had a dedicated, non-score, non-soundtrack album from AWVFTS. This is a review I’ve been wanting to write since 2011, and now you can read it on Part-Time Audiophile.

Recent Acquistions

Dustin O'Halloran "Sundoor" album cover

Vinyl: Hollie Kenniff The Gathering Dawn LP (n5MD, US) Karma Moffett Sitting Still Within-Sitting Still Without LP (Morning Trip, Canada) Dustin O’Halloran Sundoor LP (Deutsche Grammophon, Germany) Ryuichi Sakamoto B-2 Unit LP reissue (Great Tracks/Sony, Japan) Ryuichi Sakamoto Left Handed Dream reissue LP (Great Tracks/Sony, Japan) XTC English Settlement 2xLP remaster/reissue (Ape House, UK) Digital: …

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