Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Path Less Traveled!

We're at the precipice of the pre-holiday... so there are a lot of relatives with lists that need filling. Whether you're a list filler or someone who is asked to contribute a list, here's a small clutch of records to consider to break with middle of the road tradition, or maybe start a new fun tradition.

Ghana Soul Explosion - Soul Makossa/Superfly T.N.T. (Pickwick 1973)
 +++Obscure, strange, funky!!

Title Tracks - Long Dream (Dischord, 2016)
 +++John Davis of Q and Not U on his third release of great edgy post/pop/punk

Myrkur - Mausoleum (Relapse, 2016)
+++Danish Black Metal, if you like Enya, but would like there to be an evil Enya.

Rayon - A Beat of Silence (Morr Music, 2016)
+++Markus Acher (Notwist, Lali Puni, 13 & God) going solo and experimental electro

The New Birth - Ain't No Big Thing... (RCA, 1971)
+++ More Soul Yummies.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Some Post-Rock Suggestions

Whether you like the term post-rock or not it seems to have stuck in the lexicon of genres since Simon Reynolds first use it to describe Bark Psychosis' 1994 album Hex. It's a term that gained some popularity as it became affixed to groups as diverse as Godspeed You Black Emperor! and Tortoise in the late 90s. It can be a bit of a catch-all for slightly adventurous rock... but since we like slightly adventurous rock we don't mind throwing it around.

Here's a grab bag of titles currently in stock that you might appreciate if you too are slightly adventurous in your listening.


SONNA - Keep it Together (Temporary Residence 2016) -- collection of previously unreleased tracks/sessions from this defunct Baltimore band. // New vinyl, ltd. edition of 200

Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld - Never the Way She Was (Constellation 2015) // New Vinyl

Esmerine - Lost Voices (Constellation 2015) // New Compact Disc 

 Larsen - Cool Cruel Mouth (2011 Important Records) // Used Compact Disc

KTL - V (Editions Mego 2012) // Used Compact Disc --- for the VERY adventurous, Peter Rehberg & Stephen O'Malley [Sunn O)))]