April 25, 2016

Playlist Week of 2016-04-23

* Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Teares 1604 (Hesperion XX/Savall) (Alia Vox SACD)
* Stockhausen: “Atmen gibt das Leben…” (Norddeutschen Rundfunks/Stockhausen) (DG LP)
* Sun Ra: Spaceways (Black Lion/ORG LP)
* Herbie Hancock: Mwandishi (Warner Bros. LP)
* Herbie Hancock: Crossings (Warner Bros. LP)
* Les McCann: Invitation To Openness (Atlantic LP)
* Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On (Motown/Mobile Fidelity SACD)
* Prince: Lovesexy (Warner Bros. LP)
* Alan Stivell: Live in Dublin (Fontana LP)
* John Renbourn: The Attic Tapes (Riverboat 2LP)
* Bob Dylan: "Melancholy Mood" + 3 (Columbia 7” EP)
* Van Morrison: Poetic Champions Compose (Mercury LP)
* Kevin Ayers, Eno et al.: June 1, 1974 (Island LP)
* Tony Conrad & Faust: Outside The Dream Syndicate (Superior Viaduct LP)
* Edgar Froese: Aqua (Virgin LP)
* Edgar Froese: Macula Transfer (Brain LP)
* Harmonia: Documents 1975 (Groenland LP)
* Harald Grosskopf: Synthesist (Sky/Bureau B LP)
* VCSR: Tape #4 (Permanent LP)
* Pere Ubu: “30 Seconds Over Tokyo”/”Heart of Darkness” (Nearpan/Fire 7”)
* DNA:  “You & You”/ “Little Ants” (Superior Viaduct 7”)
* Arto Lindsay: Encyclopedia of Arto (Northern Spy 2LP)
* Guided By Voices: Please Be Honest (GBV, Inc. LP)
* Boris & Merzbow: Gensho Part 1 (Relapse 2LP)
* Boris & Merzbow: Gensho Part 2 (Relapse 2LP)
* The Sword: "John The Revelator" (Razor & Tie 7”)
* Zombi: Spirit Animal (Relapse 2LP) †/
* Lower Dens: “Batman”/ “Dear Betty Baby” (Gnomonsong 7”)
* London Grammar: If You Wait (Columbia 2LP)



2016 is turning out to be a bad year for rock stars (and famous musicians in general). But it was shock to hear of the sudden passing of Prince at the age of 57 -- that's only a few years older than me! 

Coming of age in the '80s it was impossible not be captivated by Prince's unique brand of funky pop music and while I lost track of him as the '90s wore on (and his draconian stance on copyright didn't help), I always had tremendous respect for his outsized talents. 

Of course, there is is lots of speculation right now about the actual cause of death -- and rumors are swirling around of serious opiate abuse -- but none of that really matters. The music will live on.

So, who's next to leave the planet?


As promised, here's another record collecting video. The Vinyl Community Love Train stopped by my house this week!

1 comment:

Sam said...

Sad about Prince. I kept hoping his commercial offerings would improve and reach the level that some of the recent bootleg stuff I've heard had achieved...oh well.

Here are my lists from last week:

Playlist 2016-04-25:

*AMM: AMMMusic 1966
*Art Ensemble of Chicago: 1984-09-23 Charlottesville VA (CDR) (selections)
*Anthony Braxton: The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton (discs 7, 8)
*John Coltrane: The Classic Quartet: The Complete Impulse! Recordings (disc 5)
*John Coltrane: Transition
*John Coltrane: Living Space
*John Coltrane Quartet with Archie Shepp: 1965-08-15 Chicago (CDR)
*Convergence Quartet: Slow and Steady
*Chick Corea: The Complete “Is” Sessions
*Kris Davis Trio: 2015-01-22 Vienna (CDR)
*Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1967 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 1) (disc 3) (selections)
*Miles Davis: Bitches Brew
*Billie Holiday: The Commodore Master Takes
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2016-02-22 “Contact Saturn (Checking on Ra)” (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2016-03-28 “Well Extract Belief System” (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2016-04-04 “Ambiguity Promiscuity” (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2016-04-13 Musicircus, UR, Richmond (wav)
*Tom Rainey Trio: Hotel Grief
*Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra: Angels and Demons at Play
*Sun Ra: Sun Song
*Sun Ra: Concert for the Comet Kohoutek
*Sun Ra: Explore the Cosmos (2014 remaster) (selections)
*Anna Webber: Simple
*Mike Elder/Harry Forrest/Greg Jordan/Sam Byrd: 2016-04-13 (wav)
*Otis Redding/Carla Thomas: King and Queen
*Esperanza Spalding: Emily's D+Evolution
*Various artists: Lullabies/Dreams (cassette compilation) (side A)

Reading List 2016-04-25:

*Gluck, Bob. The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles (started)
*Parker, T. Jefferson. Crazy Blood (started/finished)
*Van Mierlo, Wim. “‘For plemypolity’s sake’: Editing Finnegans Wake: A Consideration and Review,” in Genetic Joyce Studies (Spring 2012) (started/finished)
*Bryson, Bill. A Short History of Nearly Everything (in progress)
*Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare, ed. Arthur F. Kinney (in progress)
*Segar, E. C. Complete E.C. Segar Popeye, Vol. 9: Dailies 1934-1935 (in progress)
*Sorrentino, Gilbert. Blue Pastoral (reread/in progress)