August 16, 2015

Playlist Week of 2015-08-15

* Josquin Desprez: Missa Pange Lingua (Prager Madrigalisten) (Telefunken LP)
* Dufay/Dunstable: Motets (Pro Cantione Antiqua, London) (Archiv LP)
* Vivaldi, et al.: Blockflรถten Werke des Barock (Bruggen) (Telefunken LP)
* John Coltrane: Live Trane: The European Tours (d.5-7) (Pablo 7CD)
* McCoy Tyner: Inner Voices (Milestone LP)
* Eric Dolphy: At The Five Spot Vol.1 (Prestige/Victor CD)
* Eric Dolphy: At The Five Spot Vol.2 (Prestige/Victor CD)
* Paul Horn: Inside The Great Pyramid (Kuckkuck 2LP)
* Stephen Coughlin: The Song of the Reed (Fortuna LP)
* Steven Halpern: Inner Peace (Open Channel CD)
* Steve Roach: Dreaming…Now, Then: A Retrospective 1982-1997 (Celestial Harmonies 2CD)
* Robert Rich & Lisa Moskow: Yearning (Hearts of Space CD)
* Exploding Star Orchestra: We All Come From Somewhere Else (Thrill Jockey/Shortwave 2LP)
* D’Angelo: Black Messiah (RCA CD) †/‡
* Opeth: Blackwater Park (Music For Nations/Sony CD) †/‡
* Enslaved: Below The Lights (The End CD)
* Enslaved: Ruun (Candlelight CD)
* Boards of Canada: Twoism (Warp EP)
* Boards of Canda: Music Has A Right To Children (Warp 2LP)
* Beach House: Bloom (Sub Pop CD) †/‡
* Minsk: With Echoes In The Movement of Stone (Relapse CD)
* Minsk: The Crash & The Draw (Relapse CD)



A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Record Collector Magazine, the UK's longest-running music monthly, about being featured as "The Collector" of the month in a forthcoming issue. I was hugely flattered and happily answered the questions and took photographs of some of my treasures--but I was not convinced it would really happen. Well, sure enough, here I am in the new issue! What an amazing honor!


Inspired by all the attention, I went down to the Birmingham Record Show this weekend and bought a ton of cool records. Yes, I am insane!


Robert Gable said...

Impressive. And Bitches Brew as your favorite...

Roddus said...

Congrats on the Record Collector article. I was thinking recently that they should profile you on Dust & Grooves.
That Lindisfarn record "Fog on the Thyme" was one I use to have and I have fond memories. A pretty good haul there. you guys are so lucky with the availability of such stuff. It is pretty limited here and the prices are also pretty high. I just had another big shop up here at the only record emporium left in the city and am paying between $20 to $50 per album.

Unknown said...

Hi Rodger,
Fond of your blog and videos. been nice to watch as I've recently been starting a record collection. Found that same Gentle Giant record "Three Friends" in a thrift store in Iowa City just today!
In seeing those Mary Halvorson records you put in the article it occurred to me, as a Halvorson contemporary of sorts, that you'd like the music of Joshua Abrams, if you don't know it already. His records with his group Natural Information are excellent, namely his most recent, Magnetoception, and the previous one, Represencing. The label he's on, Eremite, puts out great stuff in general.


Sam said...

Funny, I was just looking at the July issue of The Wire today and came across the blindfold test for Joshua Abrams, and I was thinking I should check him out. So, thanks for the tip, "Unknown"!

Rodger, big congrats on the Record Collector feature. Really nice! And it's great to see a picture of "Touch" --that's such a great album.

Here are my lists from last week:

Playlist 2015-08-17:

*Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts January 1943 “Black, Brown, and Beige”
*Duke Ellington: The Complete Duke Ellington 1947-1953 Volume 2 (selections)
*Duke Ellington: The Great Paris Concert (disc 1)
*Mary Halvorson Quintet: 2012-08-25 Saalfelden, Austria (CDR)
*Julius Hemphill: Coon Bidness
*LARK: 2013-06-16 Brooklyn, NY (CDR)
*Living By Lanterns: 2013-08-25 Sant’Anna Arresi (CDR)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2015-06-22 “Chops for Chomsky” (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2015-08-10 “Counterweight” (wav)
*Tom Rainey: Obbligato
*Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra: Secrets of the Sun
*Cecil Taylor Quartet: Nailed
*Cecil Taylor Quartet featuring Anthony Braxton: 2007-06-08 London (CDR)
*Cecil Taylor/Anthony Braxton/William Parker: 2007-10-12 Bologna (CDR)
*Cecil Taylor Quartet featuring Anthony Braxton: 2007-10-13 Reggio Emilia, Italy (CDR)
*D’Angelo and the Vanguard: Black Messiah
*D’Angelo and the Vanguard: 2015-06-14 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, TN (CDR) (disc 1)
*Area: Arbeit Macht Frei (Il Lavore Rende Liberi)
*Area: Caution Radiation Area
*Area: Crac!
*Blind Faith: Blind Faith (Deluxe Edition) (disc 2)
*Bob Dylan: Bringing It All Back Home
*Bob Dylan: 1965-07-25 Newport Folk Festival (CDR)
*Grateful Dead: Dark Star 1972 (streaming) (started)
*Jimi Hendrix: 1970-09-06 Isle of Fehmarn, Germany (boot CDR)
*13th Floor Elevators: Live in Texas
*13th Floor Elevators: Easter Everywhere
*Various artists: The Wild and Wacky World of Bollywood (CDR compilation)
*Wig Drop: 2015 selections (CDR)
*Wondermints: Bali

Reading List 2015-08-17:

*Drummond, Paul. Eye Mind: The Saga of Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators, The Pioneers of Psychedelic Sound (finished)
*Knausgaard, Karl Ove. My Struggle, Book One (transl. Don Bartlett) (finished)
*Knausgaard, Karl Ove. My Struggle, Book Two: A Man in Love (transl. Don Bartlett) (started)

Roddus said...

Hey Rodger, here is a video reply to your video of record collecting. The quality ain't the best as I did it with my laptop and the lighting wasn't the best.

Interesting how this video was 6.5G in size and took me nearly 24 hours to upoload to youtube. not sure why they are so big when I download ripped movies in 1080p for less than 2G.


Rodger Coleman said...

Hi, Roddus! Great to see your face! I have subscribed to your channel. I convert .mov files to MP4 before uploading to YouTube, in order to reduce the file size. Hope that helps!