April 27, 2013

Playlist Week of 2013-04-27

Piles o'Vinyls

* Hesperion XXI (Savall): Orient-Occident 1200-1700 (Alia Vox SACD)
* Corelli: Violin Sonatas, Op.5 (Manze/Egarr) (Harmonia Mundi 2CD)
* Stan Link: In Amber Shadows (Albany CD)
* Miles Davis &; Gil Evans: Complete Columbia Studio Recordings (selections) (Columbia/Legacy 6CD)
* Sun Ra: Piano Recital, Teatre La Finice, Venezia (Leo/Golden Years CD)
* Sun Ra Quartet: The Mystery Of Being (Horo/Klimt 3LP)
* Sun Ra: Disco 3000 (Saturn/Art Yard CD)
* Sun Ra: Media Dreams (Saturn/Art Yard 2CD)
* Sun Ra/Cauleen Smith: Black Utopia (ThreeWalls 2LP/DVD)
* Bobby Hutcherson: “Mellow Vibes” (Blue Note mix CDR)†
* Bill Dixon: 17 Musicians In Search Of A Sound: Darfur (AUM Fidelity CD)
* Mark Nauseef/Ikue Mori/Evan Parker/Bill Laswell: Near Nadir (Tzadik CD)
* Slobber Pup: Black Aces (Rare Noise FLAC>CDR)
* Living By Lanterns: New Myth/Old Science (Cuneiform CD)
* Catatumbo (Ingrid Laubrock/Olie Brice/Javier Carmona): Catatumbo (Babel Label CD)
* Ches Smith &; These Arches: Hammered (Clean Feed CD)
* Marvin Gaye: Let’s Get It On (Motown/Mobile Fidelity SACD)
* Marvin Gaye: Midnight Love (Columbia LP)
* Shuggie Otis: Introducing Shuggie Otis (Epic/Legacy LP)
* D’Angelo: Brown Sugar (EMI CD)
* D’Angelo: Voodoo (Virgin/Light In The Attic 2LP)
* Cypress Hill: Black Sunday (Ruff House/Columbia/Legacy 2LP)
* John Fahey: Vol.4: The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party & Other Excursions (Takoma/4MWB LP)
* John Fahey: Vol.5: The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death (Takoma/4MWB LP)
* John Fahey: Vol.6: Days Have Gone By (Takoma/4MWB LP)
* John Fahey: The Voice Of The Turtle (Takoma/4MWB LP)
* Johnny Cash: American Recordings (American CD)
* Johnny Cash: American Outtakes (Empire/boot CD)
* Johnny Cash: Unchained (American CD)
* Bob Dylan: Tempest (Columbia 2LP/CD)
* Grateful Dead: Rare Cuts & Oddities 1966 (GDP/Rhino HDCD)
* Grateful Dead: View From The Vault II: Washington, D.C. 6/14/91 (GDP 3HDCD/DVD)
* Ash Ra Tempel: Ash Ra Tempel (Ohr LP)
* Dust: Dust/Hard Attack (Kama Sutra/RCA/Legacy 2LP)
* Boston: Boston (Epic LP)
* Thurston Moore & Loren Connors: The Only Way To Go Is Straight Through (Northern Spy LP)
* Pussy Galore: Groovy Hate Fuck (Shove EP)
* Guided By Voices: Alien Lanes (Matador LP)
* Guided By Voices: Under The Bushes, Under The Stars (Matador LP+EP)
* Guided By Voices: English Little League (GBV, Inc. LP)
* The Sunflower Logic: Clouds On the Polar Landscape (Pink Banana CDEP)
* Lambchop: OH(ohio) (Merge CD)†
* Lambchop: Damaged (Merge CD)†
* Lambchop: Mr. M (Merge 2LP)
* Earth: Hibernaculum (Southern Lord LP)
* Earth: Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light I (Southern Lord CD)†
* Opeth: Blackwater Park (Music For Nations/Sony CD/DVD)
* Opeth: Ghost Reveries (Roadrunner HDCD)†/‡
* Clutch: Strange Cousins From The West (Weathermaker 2LP)
* Grails: Burning Off Impurities (Temporary Residence 2LP)
* Grails: Deep Politics (Temporary Residence 2LP)



I went to my favorite record store on Monday—two days after Record Store Day—just to survey the aftermath. I was actually surprised to find lots of stuff still available! Not any of the super-rare stuff, of course, but a healthy selection just the same. I was able to get the one thing I “needed,” a limited edition reissue of the Grateful Dead’s Rare Cuts &Oddities 1966. The double-LP was sold out but there were still several copies of the HDCD on the shelf, which is fine with me. I never bought this back when it came out in 2005 and by 2007 it was already out of print. In order to complete my collection, I knew had to have this reissue. I’m not the biggest fan of ’66 Dead, but it’s fun and moderately illuminating for the obsessive collector.

There were also plenty of copies of Sony/Legacy stuff. I passed on the mono Miles Davis titles (I have to draw the line somewhere!) but I picked up the limited/numbered reissue of Dust’s first two records, Cypress Hill’s classic Black Sunday and the Shuggie Otis compilation, Introducing Shuggie Otis. I also snagged the reissue of Pussy Galore’s first EP (a record I owned back in the day but foolishly sold) as well as the limited edition Thurston Moore/Loren Connors LP, The Only Way To Go Is Straight Through on Northern Spy. I didn't even know that Southern Lord was reissuing Earth's Hibernaculum but there it was. Score! The only other thing I really wanted was the Stephen Malkmus & Friends cover of Can’s Ege Bamyasi, which had sold out that morning. Oh well—you snooze, you lose. In all, I’m pretty happy with my Record Store Day haul—especially since I didn’t have to battle the crowds.

This means the piles of records continue to grow—meaning we have reached critical mass at chez NuVoid. I spent today gathering some choice LPs and cleaning them up, preparing them to be photographed and sold on eBay. I’ve got about a dozen discs ready to go (including a bunch of original Grateful Dead LPs) and they will be priced to sell. I’ll let you know when they’re available!



Like records? Please consider checking out my CD: Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: Indeterminate (Improvisations for Piano and Drums). It's an explosive set of intense free improv, recorded live at "Indeterminacies" at Zeitgeist Gallery on September 6, 2012. Packaged in a deluxe 6-panel digipack with a 12-page booklet, it is made by record collectors for record collectors to savor and enjoy for years to come. You can also download digital files if that’s your thing. Thank you!

Rodger Coleman: Indeterminate (Improvisations for Piano and Drums)

1 comment:

Sam said...

Critical mass, eh? I know the feeling....but I never thought -you- would! har har

Here are my lists from last week:

Playlist 2013-04-29:

*Luciano Berio: A Portrait, Part 1 (CDR) disc 4
*Jordi Savall & Rolf Lislevand: 2008-08-18: Concert Prom, London (CDR)
*Daniel Barbiero/Sam Byrd/Dani Seiss: 2013-04-13 Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD (wav)
*Daniel Barbiero/Sam Byrd/ Jimmy Ghaphery: 2013-03-23 Grace Church, Georgetown, Wash. DC (wav)
*Anthony Braxton Ensemble: 2012-05-02 Wesleyan (CDR)
*Miles Davis: Live in Europe 1967 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 1) disc 1
*Mahavishnu Orchestra: 1974-08-11 Wichita KS (CDR) disc 1
*Bob Marsh/Michael Zerang/Jack Wright/John Berndt: That Nothing Is Known
*Micro-East Collective: Fabric
*Roscoe Mitchell and the Note Factory: Nine To Get Ready
*New Loft: 2009-11-05 Bossa Bistro & Lounge, Washington DC (wav)
*Nine Strings Trio: The Sounding Table
*Wayne Shorter Quartet: Without a Net
*Cecil Taylor Jazz Unit: The Early Unit 1962
*Tony Williams Lifetime: Turn It Over
*Lester Young Trio: Lester Young Trio
*Sam Byrd/Garry Martin/Doug Pritchard/Sam Pritchard: 1999 rehearsals (discs 1, 2)
*Deep Purple: In Rock
*Dirty Projectors: Swing Lo Magellan
*Mike Elder/Harry Forrest/Sam Byrd: 2013-04-26 (wav)
*Field Music: Plumb
*Grateful Dead: Dick's Picks 28 (1973-02-26 Lincoln, Nebraska) "Dark Star”
*Olivia Tremor Control: Music From the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle
*Jim Payne: Give the Drummers Some!
*Chris Squire: Fish Out of Water
*UYA: Selections 12: Blessed Flagpole
*UYA: Selections 13: Belinda’s *******
*Kim Weston: Greatest Hits and Rare Classics

Reading List 2013-04-29:

*Esslemont, Ian C. Orb Sceptre Throne (finished)
*In the Peanut Gallery with Mystery Science Theater 3000. Ed. Robert G. Weiner and Shelley E. Barba (finished)
*Damrosch, David. Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh (finished)
*Shakespeare, William. Shakespeare’s poems (ed. Duncan-Jones and Woodhuysen) (in progress)
*Weldon, Michael J. Psychotronic Video Guide (in progress)