MUSIC RECOMMENDATIONS

Currently Listening to:

White Stripes: "Icky Thump"
Danger Mouse: "Rome"
Adrian Sherwood: "Survival and Resistance"
Manuel Gabon & Ry Cooder: "Mambo Sinuendo"
Sturgill Simpson: "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music"
Ray La Montagne: "Ouroboros"
Radiohead: "A Moon Shaped Pool"
Brian Eno: "The Ship"
Shocking Blue: "Greatest Hits"

It's Been Awhile...

These have been getting heavy plays:

Telekenisis- "Ad Infinitum"
Grimes- "Flesh Without Blood (single)"
J Dilla- "Dillatronic"
Santigold- "Santogold"
Ms.John Soda- "Loom"
Cubanisimo- "Mulence"
Banda Sinaloence MS- "Escuela De Rancho"

 

2014 Picks and Favs!

Temples "Sun Structures"
ALT-J - "This is All Yours"
Arum Rae - "Warranted Queen" and "Waving Wild"
Beck "Morning Phase"
Laura Marling - "Once I Was an Eagle"
Fink - "Hard Believer"
FKA Twigs - "LP1"
Daniel Lanois - "Flesh and Machine"
James Blake - "Overgrown"
Jack White - "Lazzareto"
Jake Bugg - "Shangri La"
Nine Inch Nails - "Hesitation Marks"
Shabazz Palaces - "Lese Majesty"
TV on the Radio - "Seeds"

July-August Heavy Spins

Junior Kimbrough - "First Recordings"
Mississippi Fred McDowell - "Mississippi Fred McDowell"
Fred McDowell - 'Alan Lomax Recordings"
Alt-J - "An Awesome Wave"
Led Zeppelin -"III" (Remastered)

Missy Elliott, Tinariwen

These may not all be new but they have been in rotation:

Missy Elliott - "Supa Dupa Fly"
Daniel Lanois - "Belladonna"
Chet Faker - "Built on Glass"
Tinariwen - "Emmar"

Feb Recs

Getting some airtime:

Beck - "Modern Guilt" ("Replicas" and "Profanity Prayers" are two major favs)
Broken Bells - "After the Disco"
R.L. Burnside - "No Monkeys On This Train"
Banks - "London EP"
Daughter - "If You Leave"
Atoms for Peace - "AMOK" (on 45 rpm vinyl..awesome!!!) 

 

January Listening

"Been hitting these tunes hard lately:

Broken Bells - "Broken Bells"
Reignwolf - Anything available (there is not much out there unfortunately but this guy kills!!!)
Gnarls Barkley - "St. Elsewhere"
Everly Brothers - "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us" and "Sing Great Country Hits"
LiAnne La Havis - "Is Your Love Big Enough?"
Loretta Lynn - The Definitive Collection"
Miles Davis - "In a Silent Way" (Box Set)
Nine Inch Nails - "Hesitation Marks" (Audiofile Mastered Version)
Valerie June - "Pushin' Against a Stone"
Pinback - "Nautical Antiques"
Banks - "London EP"

End of Year Picks

Favorites from 2013:

Low - The Invisible Way
Junip-Junip
Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough
Laura Mvula - Sing to the Moon
Flaming Lips - The Terror
Lorde - Pure Heroine
Parkington Sisters - Inside My Head
Nosaj Thing - Home
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
Lucius - Wildewoman
Laura Marling - Once I was an Eagle

Fall 2013

So much great music out there to be had. Here are a few gems of late... 

Lorde: Pure Heroine
Oh Land: Oh Land
John Lee Hooker: The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker
 
Mississippi John Hurt: Library of Congress Recordings Vol 1
 
Muddy Waters: Electric Mud
Parkington Sisters: Inside My Head EP

Summer Listens

The Civil Wars- "The Civil Wars" 
Queens of the Stone Age- "…Like Clockwork"
Junip-"Junip" 
Massive Attack-"Mezzanine Remixes"
Betty Davis- "Betty Davis"
Prince- "Sign of the Times"
Muddy Waters- "Electric Mud"

Current Favs Old and New

Luke Temple: Don't Act Like You Don't Care
Loretta Lynn: Van Lear Rose
Pretty Lights: Everything off his site!
Bonobo: The North Borders
Brian Eno: Lux
Daphne Oram: The Oram Tapes Vol 1
David Bowie: Young Americans
The Cars: The Cars, Candy-O, Panorama
Efterklang: Piramida
Frank Ocean: Channel Orange
The Kills: Midnight Boom
Mad Professor: Psychedelic Dub
Sean Rowe: The Salesman and the Shark


Recently in the Q

Atoms for Peace - AMOK (Vinyl)
Bonobo - Black Sands
Beth Orton - Sugaring Season (Vinyl)
Tom Waits - Mule Variations (Anniversary Edition) (Vinyl)
Red House Painters - Old Ramon (Vinyl)
The Who - Live at Leeds (Vinyl)
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari- Saradamani EP

February Picks

I have been enjoying the following lately:

Brian Eno - "Lux"
Gaby Moreno - "Postales"
Michael Kiwanaka - Home Again
The Milk Carton Kids - Prologue
VIshwa Mohan Bhatt - Bihag, Desh

A few more...

Anderson and Roe: "When Worlds Fade" Their version of Gustino's RV717 Act II: Sento in seno ch'in pioggia di lagrime is worth the price of admission.

Boards of Canada: "Hi Score" and "Twoism" Two early BOC releases. Right up there with "Music Has the Right to Children" and "In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country" for me.

Jil Jilala: "Best of Jil Jilala (Nour el Anwar)" Good place to start with this Moroccan band from the '70's. It will transport and transform. 

In Heavy Rotation

Radiation City- 'The Hands That Take You"
Breeders- "Mountain Battles"
Fred Lock- "Black Star Liner in Dub"
Macklemore- "The Heist"
Deerhoof- "Deerhoof vs.Evil"
Rolling Stones- "Beggar's Banquet"
Sly & Robbie & The Mad Professor - "Dub Revolutionaries"
Stars of the Lid- "Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid"
Phaeleh-"Within the Emptiness"
Here We Go Magic- "A Different Ship"

Gary Numan & Tubeway Army- Replicas
Betty Davis- "Betty Davis"