February 1, 2015

Playlist Week of 2015-01-31

* Biber: The Rosary Sonatas (Manze/Egarr) (Harmonia Mundi 2CD)
* Miles Davis: Star People (Columbia LP)
* Bobby Hutcherson: Highway One (Columbia LP)
* Cecil Taylor/Buell Neidlinger: New York City R&B (Candid CD)
* Roscoe Mitchell & The Note Factory: Song For My Sister (Pi CD)
* Alice Coltrane: A Monastic Trio (Impulse! CD)
* Alice Coltrane: Journey In Satchidananda (Impulse! CD)
* Dorothy Ashby: Afro-Harping (Cadet/Verve CD)
* Mike Nock/Bennie Maupin/Cecil McBee/Eddie Marshall: Almanac (Improvising Artists LP)
* Masabumi Kikuchi Trio: Sunrise (ECM CD)
* Ralf Illenberger: Circle (Narada Equinox LP)
* Emerald Web: Lights On The Ivory Plain (Fortuna LP)
* Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: Heeltop Home Studio 2014-12-29 (WAV) (†/‡)
* Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: Heeltop Home Studio 2014-12-30 (WAV) (†/‡)
* Unconscious Collective: Unconscious Collective (Tofu Carnage 2-45RPM LP)
* Unconscious Collective: Pleistocene Moon (Tofu Carnage 2LP)
* Spencer Brewer: Portraits (Narada LP)
* Bob Dylan: Tempest (Columbia 2LP)
* Grateful Dead: Dave’s Picks Vol.13: Winterland 2/24/74 (selections) (GDP/Rhino 3HDCD)
* Grateful Dead: Cape Cod Coliseum, S. Yarmouth, MA 10/27/79 (selections) (SBD 3CDR)
* Grateful Dead: Cape Cod Coliseum, S. Yarmouth, MA 10/28/79 (selections) (SBD 2CDR)
* Zabriskie Point Original Soundtrack (Warner Bros./Watertower 2LP)
* Pink Floyd: The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (Pinkfloyd/EMI CD)
* Pink Floyd: A Saucerful Of Secrets (Pinkfloyd/EMI CD)
* Pink Floyd: Music From The Film More (Pinkfloyd/EMI CD)
* Michael Hoenig: Xcept One (Cinema LP)
* Conrad Schnitzler: Ballet Statique (m=minimal LP)
* David Sylvian: Brilliant Trees (Virgin LP)
* Yutaka: Yutaka (Alfa LP)
* Stomu Yamashta: Go (Island LP)
* Porcupine Tree: In Absentia (Lava/Atlantic CD)
* Deerhoof: Breakup Songs (Polyvinyl LP)
* Deerhoof: La Isla Bonita (Polyvinyl LP)
* OM: Live (Outer Battery LP)
* Ambarchi/O’Malley/Dunn: Shade Themes from Kairos (Drag City 2LP)
* Lord Dying: Summon The Faithless (Relapse LP)
* Lord Dying: Poisoned Altars (Relapse LP)




It took about a year of (almost) daily practice, but I finally feel like I am getting back whatever guitar chops I might have had back in the day -- to the point where I decided to pull out my old acoustic, re-string it, and give it a go.

Well, I'll never be much of an acoustic player (it's a whole other beast) but it's nice be able to pick it up and poke around without bothering to turn on the amp. And while my 1992 Takamine EG523 SC may not put out much sound by itself, the built-in piezoelectric pickup and parametric EQ make it perfect for the basement studio. Plug it into the Hi-Z input of my Apollo, insert the Neve 1073 Unison plug-in plus a UAD 1176 compressor and Teltronix LA-2A limiter on the channel strip and you have instant cream. A nice color to have in the crayon box for when I get around to making my country record.


Here's my latest Vinyl Community record-collecting video for those interested:

See you next week!

1 comment:

Sam said...

Hey, how is that Dorothy Ashby recording? Never heard her, I only know of here from the High Llamas song.

Here are my lists from last week:

Playlist 2015-02-02:

*Mozart: 6 String Quartets (Quatuor Ysaye) (disc 1)
*Anthony Braxton/Ann Rhodes: GTM (Syntax) 2003 (disc 1)
*Anthony Braxton/Tomas Fujiwara/Tom Rainey: Trio (New Haven) 2013 (discs 1, 2)
*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: 2013-12-23 Nashville (“Cosmologies” outtakes) (wav)
*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: 2013-12-27 Nashville (“Cosmologies” outtakes) (wav)
*Bryan Ferry Orchestra: The Jazz Age
*Gerry Hemingway: Acoustic Solo Works 1983-94
*Charles Mingus: Right Now
*Roscoe Mitchell: Duets with Tyshawn Sorey and Special Guest Hugh Ragin
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2015-01-12 “Auspices” (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2015-01-26: “Charley Vision Gets a Rehaul” (wav)
*Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra: Sign of the Myth
*Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: Son of a Bitches Brew
*D’Angelo and the Vanguard: Black Messiah
*Bob Dylan and The Band: The Basement Tapes- Complete (discs 4, 5)
*Flying Lotus: Until the Quiet Comes
*Fripp & Eno: Live in Paris 28.05.1975 (discs 1, 2)
*Grateful Dead: Wake Up to Find Out
*Guided By Voices: 1994-11-03 Middle East, Cambridge MA (CDR)
*Negativeland: 1989 Amherst MA (CDR)
*Negro Problem: Joys and Concerns
*Opeth: Pale Communion
*Prince: Art Official Age
*Prince/3rdeyegirl: Plectrumelectrum
*Laetitia Sadier: Something Shines
*Various artists: New Orleans Funk 3
*Various artists: WSAM: Drive (cassette compilation)
*Various artists: The Space Project

Reading List 2015-02-02:

*Erikson, Steven. The Bonehunters (reread/started)
*Erikson, Steven. Midnight Tides (reread/finished)
*Ratey, John J., and Eric Hagerman. Spark (in progress)
*Stanley, Thomas. The Execution of Sun Ra (in progress)