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 review it is by 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