Sunday, 11 February 2018

FSOL- ISDN. The Longest Record I Own


Not including locked groove records, I think this, the original pressing of ISDN, is the longest single piece of vinyl I own. It's quiet, but still sounds pretty good.
Side 1: 38:37
Side 2: 36:20

I know there's some classical music that is longer, but I wonder how much non-classical music packs this much onto one disc.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

My First New Album of 2018 is...


The Thread That Keeps Us, by Calexico. Deluxe edition double vinyl with a pack of 10 Calexico postcards that, let's be honest, I'm never going to send to anyone am I?

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Scott O)))

Relaxing on a Saturday morning to Soused, the baroque doom metal album by Scott Walker and Sun O))) . It also might well be his most accessible album for 30 years.

The best way to the it is by using taking the words from the "Album Moods" section from Allmusic:
Austere     Cerebral     Cold     Harsh    Indulgent   
Insular     Intense    Menacing    Sprawling
Weary    Meandering    Tense/Anxious
Anguished/Distraught  Atmospheric     Complex 
Dramatic     Gentle       Uncompromising

Now Playing: Fridge - Ceephax

I'm up to F in the "listen to all my albums" challenge.
The 1997 debut album by Fridge, on white vinyl. Still sounding great.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

2018 Re-view

I've loved some of these releases from 2017.

Favourites? It will change I'm sure, but particular mention should go to the following:
Four Tet - New Energy
Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band - Adiós Señor Pussycat
First Swords - Compassion
Warm Digits - Wireless World
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
The XX - I See You