Thursday, August 09, 2018

The 1 Hundred :: Jeremy Jay - Dream Diary

Just as there are certain records that continually sell year after year, there are some titles that are continually either just under the radar of popularity, or maybe just need a bit of a highlight to remind you they are still out there waiting for new ears. As an experiment we are going to build a list of one hundred titles, all currently in stock, that we think you should lend an ear to.

 Jeremy Jay - Dream Diary (K Records, 2011) // Used Vinyl

A West Coast American transplanted to the UK, Jeremy Jay makes music that lives in the zone that also features the likes of Mac DeMarco, Jonathan Richman, and bedroom recorded versions of The Smiths or The Cure. If you like a bit of foppishness in your dreamy pop... and in this case you really should... then this is the record for you!



Thursday, August 02, 2018

The 1 Hundred :: Zak Riles - S/T

Just as there are certain records that continually sell year after year, there are some titles that are continually either just under the radar of popularity, or maybe just need a bit of a highlight to remind you they are still out there waiting for new ears. As an experiment we are going to build a list of one hundred titles, all currently in stock, that we think you should lend an ear to.

 Zak Riles - S/T (Important, 2008) // Used CD

Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Zak Riles spends the bulk of his time in post-rock / post- world group Grails. For this first and only solo disc he focuses on the acoustic guitar, backed at turns by a full band, playing a kind of modal, Middle Eastern inflected folk that crosses the territory between everything from OM to John Fahey to Sandy Bull to Popul Vuh, and more. With it moods from jubilation to paranoia to melancholy peek though, sometime from bar to bar. 


Friday, July 27, 2018

The 1 Hundred ::Tape - Milieu Plus

Just as there are certain records that continually sell year after year, there are some titles that are continually either just under the radar of popularity, or maybe just need a bit of a highlight to remind you they are still out there waiting for new ears. As an experiment we are going to build a list of one hundred titles, all currently in stock, that we think you should lend an ear to.

 Tape - Milieu Plus (Hapna, 2008 /// Used CD

Swedish trio, brothers Andreas and Johan Berthling plus Tomas Hallonsten create a music that is as difficult to categorize as it is easy to enjoy. Taking acoustic folk instrumentation and applying a gentle free form jazz approach along with some electronic connective tissue, the results are a pastoral and multiply detailed music that sound superficially easy and familiar but hides volumes of information beneath.