Wednesday, May 02, 2018

The 1 Hundred :: Gastr Del Sol - Upgrade & Afterlife

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.

Gastr Del Sol - Upgrade & Afterlife (Drag City, 1996) // Used CD
Third of four albums from the Chicago group helmed by David Grubbs and Jim O'Rourke. Gastr Del Sol produced music that had tendrils in progressive minimalism, American folk, musique concrete, and a variety of other genres, some of them more or less concocted by the band itself. Upgrade is the most finely balanced of their works, swinging widely into all sectors yet creating a compelling whole.