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)

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Commentary:

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!

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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!

3 comments:

Sam said...

Beautiful shelves, Rodger! I am jealous. Looks really nice.

Here are my lists from last week:

Playlist 2014-07-21:

*Muhal Richard Abrams: Spihumonesty
*AMM: 1989-10-07 London (CDR)
*Daniel Barbiero/Sam Byrd/Jimmy Ghaphery: 2014-07-05 Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring MD (wav)
*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: Cosmologies (LP test pressing) (side 1)
*Miles Davis: Miles at the Fillmore (discs 1, 3, 4)
*Brian Harnetty: The Star-Faced One: From the Sun Ra/El Saturn Archives
*Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra: Sketches from Bamboo (side 1)
*Roscoe Mitchell Quartet: The Flow of Things
*Roscoe Mitchell: Four Compositions
*Roscoe Mitchell Quintet: 1991-06-28 Bolzano, Italy (CDR)
*Roscoe Mitchell and the Note Factory: This Dance Is for Steve McCall
*Tony Oxley Sextet: 1972-11-01 Berlin (CDR)
*Tom Rainey Trio: Pool School
*Sam Rivers: Dimensions and Extensions
*Sun Ra: The Eternal Myth Revealed, Vol. 1: Highlights (discs 1-3) (CDR compilation)
*Sun Ra: Monorails and Satellites, Vol. 1 (2014 remaster)
*Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra: Strange Strings (2014 remaster)
*Sun Ra and His Blue Universe Arkestra: Universe in Blue (2014 remaster)
*Sun Ra: Explore the Cosmos (2014 remaster) (selections)
*Sun Ra: 1978-11-05 Buffalo, NY (CDR)
*Sun Ra: Sun Ra Music Channel (YouTube) (CDR compilation) (selections)
*Animal Collective: Centipede Hz (selections)
*Beach Boys: Hawthorne CA (disc 2)
*Scott Brookman (unreleased selections 2014)
*Circulatory System: Mosaics Within Mosaics (selections)
*Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Get Happy (2003 reissue, disc 1)
*Mike Elder/Harry Forrest/Greg Jordan/Sam Byrd: 2014 selections (wav)
*Roky Erickson & the Aliens: The Evil One
*Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Give the People What They Want (selections)
*Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin III
*Marvelettes: Complete Motown Singles (disc 1)
*Mayte: Child of the Sun
*Elvis Presley: Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (selections)
*Tasavallan Presidentti: Lambert Land (side 1)
*Lewis Taylor: The Lost Album (selections)
*Carla Thomas: Sweet Sweetheart: The American Studios Sessions and More
*Various artists: The History of Indian Film Music (discs 2, 3)

Reading List 2014-07-21:

*Martin, George R.R. A Feast for Crows (reread/in progress)
*Martin, George R.R. A Dance with Dragons (reread/in progress)
*Thomas, Gordon. Los Manos de Jack Kirby (reread/in progress)

Tim Niland said...

That is a thing of beauty. Congrats on the new record, I bought a digital copy and Bandcamp a few weeks ago - very impressive.

Rodger Coleman said...

Thank you, Tim!