April 26, 2015

Playlist Week of 205-04-25

* Hesperion XXI (Savall): Orient-Occident II: Hommage à la Syrie (Alia Vox SACD)
* Marais: Suitte d’un Goût Etranger: Pièces de Viole du IV Livre 1717 (Savall) (Alia Vox 2SACD)
* Eric Siday: Sounds of Now (Dual Planet LP)
* Val Stephen: Abstractum: The Electrogenic Music of Val Stephen (Dual Planet LP)
* Simon & Bard Group with Ralph Towner: Tear It Up (Flying Fish LP)
* Marilyn Crispell: Amaryllis (ECM CD)
* Stefano Bollani: Joy In Spite of Everything (ECM CD)
* Mongo Santamaria: Up From the Roots (Atlantic LP)
* Dub Echoes: Sonic Excursions in Dub and Beyond (Soul Jazz 3LP)
* John Fahey: Live in Tasmania (Takoma LP)
* Emmylou Harris: Hard Bargain (Nonesuch CD/DVD)
* Debbie Au: Clay (Ranwood LP)
* Bob Dylan: Shadows in the Night (Columbia LP/CD)
* Chad & Jeremy: Distant Shores (Columbia LP)
* Grateful Dead: Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO 1985-09-05 (selections) (SBD 2CDR)
* Santana: III (Columbia/Legacy CD)
* It’s A Beautiful Day: …Today (Columbia LP)
* Blood Sweat & Tears: Child Is Father to the Man (Columbia LP)
* Tomorrow: Tomorrow (Parlophone LP)
* The Gods: Genesis (Parlophone LP)
* Rainbow Ffolly: Sallies Fforth (Parlophone LP)
* Fleetwood Mac: Tusk (Warner Bros./Pioneer 2LP)
* Kevin Ayers: Yes We Have No Mañanas/So Get Your Mañanas Today (ABC LP)
* Spirit: Clear (Ode LP)
* Hawkwind: Back in the Streets (Atomhenge 7”)
* Heldon: Live in Paris 1976 (SouffleContinuum EP)
* Nektar: A Tab in the Ocean (Passport LP)
* Lucifer’s Friend: Where The Groupies Killed The Blues (Passport LP)
* Klaatu: Sir Amy Suit (Capitol LP)
* Klaatu: Endangered Species (Capitol LP)
* Steely Dan: Aja (MCA/Mobile Fidelity CD)
* Steely Dan: Gaucho (MCA/Mobile Fidelity CD)
* Tommy Bolin: Teaser (Nemperor LP)
* Boston: Boston (Epic LP)
* Ultravox: Quartet (Chrysalis LP)
* Ultravox: The Collection (Chrysalis LP)
* Arto Lindsay: The Encyclopedia of Arto (Northern Spy 2LP)
* Arto Lindsay Ambitious Lovers: Envy (Editions EG LP)
* Clutch: From Beale Street to Oblivion (Weathermaker 2LP)
* Locrian: The Crystal World (Utech 2CD)
* Locrian: The Clearing & The Final Epoch (Relapse 2CD)
* Locrian: Return to Annihilation (Relapse 2-45RPM LP/CD)
* Zombi: The Zombi Anthoology (Relapse LP) (†)
* Minsk: With Echoes in the Movement of Stone (Relapse CD) (†/‡)
* Minsk: The Crash and the Draw (Relapse 2LP) (†)



This is the time of year when some unusual birds will make an appearance at the feeders, including my personal favorite, the Indigo bunting. Actually quite common in the eastern portion of the U.S., they can be hard to spot, since only the males are blue--and only in the spring and summer. This sweet little bird will hang around the feeders for a few days before disappearing back into the woods, so I grabbed the camera and snapped a few shots while I could. What amazing creature--such superfluous beauty! I do love this time of year.


As you know, Saturday the 18th was Record Store Day 2015. Every year, I feign disinterest but always get swept up in the (admittedly manufactured) excitement as the event draws near. But these days, I do it at my own pace. Grimey's is just too much of a crazy scene on the day of (but usually has plenty of stuff leftover the next afternoon) so I celebrated at a couple of other places. You can probably spot all the exclusive releases in my playlist but for more excruciating detail, check out my rambling show-and-tell video over on YouTube. I hope all your Record Store Day dreams came true!

1 comment:

Sam said...

I don't see any Sun Ra goodies in your playlist--were you able to snag the Paris 1973 Art Yard LP? (Admittedly, I haven't watched your video yet, so maybe the answer is there!)

Here are my lists from last week:

Playlist 2015-04-27:

*Pepper Adams: Pepper Adams Plays Charlie Mingus
*Marshall Allen/Matthew Shipp/Joe Morris: 2010-08-08 Newport (CDR)
*John Coltrane: The Prestige Recordings (discs 2, 3, 4, 5)
*Tom Rainey Trio: 2012-07-06 Rotterdam (CDR)
*Schlippenbach Quartet: Das Hohe Lied (disc 1)
*Cecil Taylor Feel Trio: Two Ts for a Lovely T (disc 8)
*B-52’s: Cosmic Thing
*Mike Elder/Harry Forrest/Sam Byrd: 2015-03-20 (wav) (selections)
*Mike Elder/Harry Forrest/Greg Jordan/Sam Byrd: 2015-04-17 (wav)
*Jimi Hendrix/Band of Gypsys: Live at the Fillmore East (disc 1)
*Darlene Love: The Sound of Love: The Very Best of Darlene Love
*Mars Volta: Amputechture
*Marvelettes: Complete Motown Singles (disc 2)
*Robert Pollard with Doug Gillard: Speak Kindly of Your Volunteer Fire Department
*Bruce Springsteen: Live (cassette compilation)
*UYA: 1989-09-21 Siesta Sauce (wav)
*UYA: 1989-09-28 Head Message (wav)
*Mary Wells: Something New: Motown Lost & Found (disc 1)
*Brian Wilson: SMiLE
*Brian Wilson: No Pier Pressure
*Wire: 154

Reading List 2015-04-27:

*Morris, Joe. Perpetual Frontier: The Properties of Free Music (started)
*Erikson, Steven. Dust of Dreams (reread/in progress)
*Reading Mystery Science Theater 3000. Shelley S. Rees, ed. (in progress)
*Schmidt, Michael. The Novel: A Biography (in progress)