* Bal-Kan: Honey And Blood: Cycles Of Life (Hesperion XXI/Savall) (Alia Vox 3SACD
* John Coltrane: Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings (Impulse! 4CD)
* Cecil Taylor: In Florescence (A&M CD)
* Brother Ah & The Sounds of Awareness: Key To Nowhere (Manufactured LP)
* Steven Halpern & Paul McCandless: Perfect Alignment (Inner Peace CD)
* David Arkenstone: Valley In The Clouds (Narada CD)
* Elephant9 with Reine Fiske: Silver Mountain (Rune Grammofon 2LP/CD)
* Neneh Cherry: Blank Project (Smalltown Supersound 2LP)
* Santana: Caravanserai (Columbia/Mobile Fidelity SACD)
* Heldon: IV: “Agneta Nilsson” (Urus LP)
* Goblin: Tour 2013 EP (Death Waltz EP)
* Goblin: Goblin Rebirth (Relapse LP)
* Pulsar: Halloween (CBS LP)
* Lifeguards: Waving At Astronauts (Serious Business LP)
* ESP Ohio: Starting Point of the Royal Cyclopean (GBV, Inc. LP)
* ESP Ohio: “Royal Cyclopean” (GBV, Inc. 7”)
* ESP Ohio: “Lithuanian Bombshells” (GBV, Inc. 7”)
* Lambchop: AWCMON (Merge CD)
* Lambchop: NOYOUCMON (Merge CD)
* Lambchop: Damaged (Merge CD)
* Lambchop: Mr. M (Merge 2LP)
* Lambchop: FLOTUS (Merge 2LP)
* Katatonia: The Great Cold Distance (Peaceville CD) †/‡
* Sunn O))) & Boris: Altar (Southern Lord 3LP)
* Wolves In The Throne Room: Black Cascade (Southern Lord 2LP)
* Beach House: Thank Your Lucky Stars (Sub Pop LP)
* True Widow: Avvolgere (Relapse 2-45RPM LP)
I've been spending a lot of time in the studio this week -- I even got a chance to jam with the amazing local drummer, Andrew Dickson, who is usually off on tour. It went so well we are talking about doing something "serious" -- maybe even try to line up a gig in town. That would be cool.
Simultaneously, I am getting geared up for the annual holiday visit with Sam Byrd, which looks like it really will happen. I cannot tell you how excited I am! Additionally, we are also putting together a new Bandcamp album culled from last year's sessions. Stay tuned...
It's almost Christmas!
Of course, we have to get through this election first. I try to avoid politics on my blog, but please, America, do the right thing.