July 31, 2016

Playlist Week of 2016-07-30

* Steve Reich: Tehillim (ECM LP)
* Miles Davis: The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions (d.1,4) (Columbia/Legacy 4CD)
* Charles Mingus: Tijuana Moods (d.1) (Bluebird 2CD)
* Wayne Shorter: Atlantis (Columbia LP)
* Dorothy Ashby: Afro-Harping (Cadet/Verve CD)
* Tony Scott: Music For Zen Meditation & Other Joys (Verve LP)
* Anthony Braxton: 3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011 (selections) (Firehouse 12 Blu-Ray)
* Gruppo d’Improvvosazione Nuova Consonanza (EMI/Superior Viaduct LP)
* The Group: The Feed-Back (RCA/Schema LP/CD)
* Edward Vesala: Satu (ECM LP)
* Mary Halvorson: Meltframe (Firehouse 12 LP)
* Tomas Fujiwara & The Hookup: Actionspeak (482 Music CD)
* Tomas Fujiwara & The Hookup: The Air Is Different (482 Music CD)
* Gianmarco Liguori: Penta Beat (Sarang Bang 7”)
* Gianmarco Liguori: Duga-3 (Sarang Bang LP) (†)
* Neneh Cherry: Blank Project (Smalltown Supersound 2LP)
* Roxy Music: Avalon (Virgin HDCD)
* Richard Pinhas & John Livengood: Cyborg Sally (Souffle Continuu 2LP)
* Stomu Yamashta’s Go: Live From Paris (Island 2LP)
* This Heat: This Heat (Piano/Modern Classics LP)
* Steve Roach: On This Planet (Fathom CD)
* Opeth: My Arms, Your Hearse (Candlelight CD)
* Opeth: Still Life (Peaceville CD/DVD)
* Sleep: The Clarity (Praise Iommi 12”)
* Earth: Primitive And Deadly (Southern Lord 2LP)
* Sunn O))) & Boris: Altar (Southern Lord 3LP)
* Vhol: Deeper Than Sky (Profound Lore LP)
* White Hills: Heads On Fire (Thrill Jockey LP)
* The Sword: Warp Riders (Kemado LP)
* Minsk: The Ritual Fires of Abandonment (Relapse/Gilead Media 2LP)
* Windhand: Windhand (Forcefield LP)
* True Widow: Circumambulation (Relapse LP)
* Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color (ATO 2LP)



I learn about a lot of interesting music in the YouTube Vinyl Community -- more than I can possibly keep up with! 

But one record really stood out recently, with its beautiful, hand silkscreened jacket and described by a trusted VC-er as "Heldon meets Miles Davis in New Zealand" (or something like that). 

Intrigued, I checked out Gianmarco Liguori's Duga-3 over on Bandcamp and ordered a copy. I enjoyed the immediate (lossless) download while waiting for the LP, which arrived astonishingly fast from the other side of the world. 

Released in a limited edition of 200 vinyl copies back in 2011, I am frankly amazed this didn't sell out long ago; it is simply one of the best records I've heard in a long time. Yes, I hear Heldon and electric Miles -- but also some contemporary classical moves and a very up-to-date approach to technology which makes it all hard to classify. In fact, I hear something new every time I put it on. Seriously, go check it out.

I hope the VC buys them all up. Worth every penny, in my opinion -- even with international shipping costs being what they are.

Anyway, you can listen to me yammer while it plays in the background on my latest video. Even more amazing, Mr. Liguori included a seven-inch from 2007 and a handwritten postcard in the package and we have corresponded a bit via email since posting this video. Dig it!

1 comment:

Sam said...

Time, time, time....

Here are my lists from last week!

Playlist 2016-08-01:

*Daniel Barbiero & Chris Lynn: Doubting All Things Aligned
*Anthony Braxton: 3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011 (disc 1)
*Rodger Coleman/Sam Byrd: 2015-12 Nashville (wav) (selections)
*Rodger Coleman: Real Gone
*Kris Davis: Capricorn Climber
*Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: The Treasury Shows, Vol. 6 (disc 2)
*Tom Rainey Trio: Hotel Grief
*Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra: Other Planes of There
*Sun Ra and His Astro Ihnfinity Arkestra: The Intergalactic Thing
*Sun Ra: The Sub-Dwellers (side 2)
*Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Research Arkestra: Black Myth/Out in Space (disc 1)
*Henry Threadgill Zooid: In for a Penny, In for a Pound
*Joe Zawinul: Zawinul
*Amon Düül II: Tanz der Lemminge
*David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed (disc 3)
*Circulatory System: Mosaics Within Mosaics
*Deerhoof: The Magic
*Grateful Dead: Red Rocks 7/8/78 (disc 2)
*Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
*Phil Manzanera/801: Listen Now
*Jackie Mittoo: Macka Fat
*Sly and the Family Stone: Higher! (discs 1, 2)
*Sly Stone: I’m Just Like You: Sly’s Stone Flower 1969-70
*Avey Tare: Down There
*Tower of Power: 1978-06-04 Much More, Richmond VA (CDR)
*Zephyr: 45th anniversary: Leaving Colorado (disc 2)
*Zombies: The BBC Radio Sessions (side 4)

Reading List 2016-08-01:

*Cabell, James Branch. Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice (started)
*King, Stephen. End of Watch (started/finished)
*Meek, Richard, and Jane Rickard.. “'This orphan play': Cardenio and the Construction of the Author,” in Shakespeare (2011-09) (started/finished)
*Peace, David. The Damned Utd (finished)
*Shakespeare, William. The Merchant of Venice (Arden 2nd series, ed. John Russell Brown) (reread/in progress)