July 27, 2014

Playlist Week of 2014-07-26


* Poulenc: Piano Music (Parkin) (selections) (Chandos 3CD)
* Berio: Sinfonia (NY Philharmonic/Swingle Singers/Berio) (Columbia LP)
* Miles Davis: Complete Live at The Blackhawk (d.2-4) (Columbia/Legacy 4CD)
* Miles Davis: The Bootleg Series Vol.1: Europe 1967 (d.1-2) (Columbia/Legacy 3CD/DVD)
* McCoy Tyner: Nights of Ballads & Blues (Impulse! CD)
* McCoy Tyner: Inception (Impulse! CD)
* McCoy Tyner Trio: Reaching Fourth (Impulse! CD)
* McCoy Tyner: Atlantis (Milestone 2LP)
* Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison Sextet: Illumination! (Impulse! CD)
* Roy Haynes Quartet: Out Of The Afternoon (Impulse! CD)
* Bennie Maupin: Almanac (Improvising Artists LP)
* Julian Priester Pepo Mtoto: Love, Love (ECM LP)
* John Kaizan Neptune: Dance For The One In Six (Fortuna LP)
* Curtis Mayfield: Superfly OST (Curtom/Rhino LP)
* George Clinton: Shouldn’t Nuff Bit Fish (Capitol LP)
* George Clinton: Some Of My Best Jokes Are Friends (Capitol LP)
* Thievery Corporation: Saudade (ESL LP)
* Grateful Dead: Dave’s Picks Vol.8: Atlanta, GA 11/30/80 (selections) (GDP/Rhino 3HDCD)
* Vashti Bunyan: Just Another Diamond Day (Discristina LP)
* The Zombies: Odyssey & Oracle (CBS/Big Beat LP)
* Tangerine Dream: Thief OST (Elektra LP)
* Steve Roach: Empetus (Fortuna LP)
* Steven Halpern: Eventide (Gramavision LP)
* Steven Halpern & Georgia Kelly: Ancient Echoes (Heru LP)
* Georgia Kelly: Seapeace: Music For Harp (Heru LP)
* Black Sabbath: Technical Ecstasy (Warner Bros./Rhino LP)
* Hawkwind: Quark Strangeness And Charm (Charisma LP)
* Tom Waits: Franks Wild Years (Island LP)
* Tom Waits: Bad As Me (Anti- LP)
* This Mortal Coil: Filigree & Shadow (4AD HDCD)
* R.E.M. Life’s Rich Pageant (IRS/Mobile Fidelity LP)
* Lambchop: Nixon (Merge LP)
* The Mars Volta: De-Loused At The Comatorium (GSL/Music On Vinyl 2LP)
* The Mars Volta: Amputecture (GSL/Music On Vinyl 2LP)
* BORIS: Akuma no Uta (Southern Lord CD)
* BORIS: Pink (Southern Lord CD)
* BORIS: Smile (Southern Lord CD)
* BORIS: New Album (Sargent House CD)
* BORIS: Noise (Sargent House 2LP)
* Clutch: Robot Hive/Exodus (Weathermaker 2LP)
* Wolves In The Throne Room: BBC Session 2011 Anno Domine (Southern Lord EP)
* Zombi: Cosmos (Relapse 2-45RPM LP)
* Zombi: Surface To Air (Relapse LP)†
* Zombi: Spirit Animal (Relapse 2-45RPM LP)
* Nails: Abandon All Life (Southern Lord EP)
* Electric Citizen: Sateen (Riding Easy LP)



Sorry, folks, I got nothin'.

July 20, 2014

Playlist Week of 2014-07-19

Record Shelf of The Gods!

* J.S. Bach: Musical Offering (Leonhardt, et al.) (Seon LP)
* J.S. Bach: Concertos for 2 Harpsichords (Pinnock/Gilbert/English Concert) (Archiv LP)
* Stockhausen: Song of the Youths, Contact (WDR Studios) (Deutsche Grammophon LP)
* Miles Davis: Complete Live at the Blackhawk (d.1) (Columbia/Legacy 4CD)
* Sun Ra: Interstellar Low Ways (Saturn/Universal LP)
* John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (Impulse!/MCA SACD)
* Herbie Hancock: Mwandishi (Warner Bros. LP)
* Herbie Hancock: Sunlight (Columbia CD)
* Toudie Heath: Kawaida (O’Bé LP)
* Charles Lloyd: Hyperion With Higgins (ECM CD)
* Charles Lloyd: Jumping The Creek (ECM CD)
* Henry Threadgill Zooid: This Brings Us To Vol.1 (Pi CD)
* Billy Cobham: Spectrum (Atlantic LP)
* Mahavishnu Orchestra: The Inner Mounting Flame (Columbia LP)
* Third Rail: South Delta Space Age (Antilles CD)
* D’Angelo: Brown Sugar (EMI CD)
* D’Angelo: Voodoo (Virgin CD)
* Charlie Rich: Behind Closed Doors (Epic LP)
* Herman’s Hermits: Blaze (MGM LP)
* Grateful Dead: Formerly The Warlocks: October 8-9, 1989 (selections) (GDP/Rhino 6HDCD)
* Jerry Garcia Band: Garcia Live Vol.4: Sebastopol, CA 1978-03-22 (ATO 2HDCD)
* Kevin Ayers: Joy of a Toy (EMI/4MWB LP)
* Tangerine Dream: Cyclone (Virgin/Victor-Japan LP)
* Tangerine Dream: Force Majeure (Virgin LP)
* Chicago: II (Columbia/Rhino 2LP)
* Chicago: III (Columbia 2LP)
* Chicago: V (Columbia LP)
* Chrome: The Visitation (Siren/Cleopatra LP)
* Chrome: Alien Soundtracks (Siren/Cleopatra LP)
* Die Kreuzen: October File (Touch & Go LP)
* Talk Talk: Spirit of Eden (EMI LP/DVD)
* Freakwater: Dancing Under Water (Thrill Jockey LP)
* Beck: I Won’t Be Long (Fonograf EP)
* Beck: Defriended (Fonograf EP)
* Beck: Gimme (Fonograf 2EP)
* Porcupine Tree: In Absentia (Lava/Atlantic CD)
* Opeth: Deliverance (Music For Nations/Music On Vinyl 2LP)
* ISIS: Panopticon (Ipecac CD)†
* ISIS: In the Absence of Truth (Ipecac CD)†
* YOB: The Illusion of Motion (Metal Blade 2LP)
* Animal Collective: Here Comes The Indian (Paw Tracks CD)
* Wolves In The Throne Room:  BBC Session 2011 Annno Domini (Southern Lord EP)
* Wolves In The Throne Room: Celestite (Artemesia 2-45RPM LP)
* Lord Dying: Summon The Faithless (Relapse LP)



My amazing nephew, Brian Totoro, came through once again! After months of work, he delivered "The Record Shelf of The Gods" this week - and, wow, it's a thing of beauty. Standing eight-and-a-half feet tall, it weighs over 300 pounds and holds approximately 2000 LPs and several hundred seven-inch singles on the top shelf. Bolted to the wall, this thing is solid and stable - and a beautiful piece of furniture to boot. The really cool thing are the LEDs he installed along the underside of the shelves which not only effectively illuminate the album spines but change colors, flash, fade and otherwise provide a psychedelic light show during listening sessions. Awesome!

Vinyl Highrise

So the old crates have been moved downstairs into my studio and boxes of records have been retrieved from storage. For the first time in years, ALL of my vinyl is accessible. Woo-hoo! Thank you, Brian!


Speaking of vinyl, pressing of my LP continues to be delayed. I'll be sure to let you know when it arrives. In the meantime, feel free to pre-order a copy of Cosmologies over at Bandcamp. It really is happening - I promise!

July 13, 2014

Playlist Week of 2014-07-12

* Venice Baroque Orchestra (Marcon/Carmignola): Chicago 2002-10-17 (FM 2CDR)
* Venice Baroque Orchestra (Marcon/Carmignola): Geneva 2008-02-28 (FM 2CDR)
* Iva Bittová: Iva Bittová (ECM CD)
* John Coltrane: Crescent (Impulse! CD)
* John Coltrane: Live at Birdland (Impulse! CD)
* Marion Brown: Vista (Impulse! LP)
* Keith Jarrett: Eyes Of The Heart (ECM 2LP)
* Chick Corea: Return To Forever (ECM LP)
* Return To Forever: Light As A Feather (Polydor LP)
* Return To Forever: Where Have I Known You Before (Polydor LP)
* Return To Forever: Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy (Polydor LP)
* Afrique: Soul Makossa (Mainstream LP)
* Other Dimensions In Music: Time Is Of The Essence Is Beyond Time (AUM Fidelity CD)
* Spring Heel Jack: Masses (Thirsty Ear CD)
* Duane Pitre & Cory Allen: The Seeker And The Healer (Students of Decay LP)
* Grateful Dead: Spring 1990 (selections) (GDP/Rhino 18HDCD)
* Pete Sinfeld: Still (Manticore LP)
* Tangerine Dream: Zeit (Virgin 2LP)
* Tangerine Dream: Rubycon (Virgin LP)
* Tangerine Dream: Ricochet (Virgin LP)
* Tangerine Dream: Stratosfear (Virgin LP)
* Pete Bardens: Seen One Earth (Cinema/Capitol LP)
* Uriah Heep: Look At Yourself (Mercury LP)
* Gary Higgins: Red Hash (Drag City LP)
* Echo & The Bunnymen: Porcupine (Sire LP)
* Opeth: Heritage (Roadrunner CD/DVD)
* Anathema: Distant Satellites (KScope CD/DVD)
* OOIOO: Gamel (Thrill Jockey 2LP)
* Triptykon: Melana Chasmata (Century Media 2LP)
* Sunn O))) & Ulver: Terrestrials (Southern Lord LP)
* Yob: Catharsis (Relapse LP)
* Wolves In The Throne Room: Celestite (Artemisia 2-45RPM LP)
* Mastodon: Once More ‘Round The Sun (Reprise 2LP/CD)†/‡
* White Hills: Heads On Fire (Thrill Jockey LP)
* Ancestors: In Dreams And Time (Tee Pee 2LP)
* Deafheaven: Roads To Judah (Deathwish LP)
* Syd Arthur: On An On (Harvest LP)†
* Syd Arthur: Sound Mirror (Harvest LP)†
* Mortals: Cursed To See The Future (Relapse LP)



Although pressing of Cosmologies is delayed, that gave Griffin and I time to finish up the first batch of printing for the cover so they will be ready to go once the LPs are in. I am really pleased with how it came out!

My intention was to make a work of art with a record inside - and that's exactly what it will be. There are several major variations, but each one is a hand-pulled one-of-kind print. There is nothing that looks like letterpress - the photographs don't do them justice!


Cosmomologies can be pre-ordered at Bandcamp. Thank you for your interest and support!