Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Animal Collective

this is the fifth album from the animal collective, a mostly acoustic set of songs featuring Avey Tare and Panda Bear. coming after the noise of "Here Comes the Indian", this was the beginning of a new direction for the group. i'm really into it right now, check it out!

Animal Collective - Sung Tongs

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Wendy Carlos

this is a wonderful album of classical themes performed on early synthesizers by Wendy (or Walter) Carlos. this album was quite groundbreaking at the time of its release (1968). merry christmas!

Wendy Carlos - Switched On Bach

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this is the first album by the "krautrock" band Neu!. if you like Kraftwerk or Berlin-era David Bowie, you should check this out. check it out anyways! merry christmas!

Neu! - Neu!

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Sun Ra - Space Is the Place

this is a gem in Sun Ra's vast discography. released in 1972, this album is full of the cacophony one comes to expect from Sun Ra, but it's also got some surprisingly earthy and groovy
moments. check this out, and merry christmas!

Sun Ra - Space Is the Place

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The Flaming Lips

this is an earlier album by the Flaming Lips, released in 1993 (when they still rocked). check it out! merry christmas!

The Flaming Lips - Transmissions From the Satellite Heart

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz

this is as influential as it gets. the first explicity "free jazz" recording, this features Ornette, Eric Dolphy, Freddy Hubbard, Scott LaFaro, Billy Higgins, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell. this abum is actually pretty accessible, at least in comparison to what would later come from the scene this spawned.

Ornette Coleman (Double Quartet) - Free Jazz

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more moondog

who couldn't use more moondog? this is wonderful music! this is a self-titled album from 1969, and it really is something else. i beg you to check it out.

Moondog - Moondog

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Neil Young - Trans

his greatest album? no. but check it out, i actually like it a lot. "transformer man" is beautiful.

Neil Young - Trans

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Feist - Let It Die

this is the second album by singer/songwriter Feist. this girl definately stands apart from her contemporaries and this album is worth checking out.

Feist - Let It Die

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Skip Spence - oar

skip spence played with a group called Moby Grape before losing his mind and recording this album. it's a really interesting album, check it out.

Skip Spence - Oar

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Friday, November 16, 2007

boards of canada

this is a quaint little album by electronic music duo Boards Of Canada. this is filled with some very beautiful and special music, check it out!

Boards of Canada - In A Beautiful Place Out In the Country

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Track Listing:

1. Kid For Today [6:23]

2. Amo Bishop Roden [6:16]

3. In a Beautiful Place out in the Country [6:07]

4. Zoetrope [5:18]

panda bear - young prayer

the second solo release by Animal Collective member Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear). this is a gentle acoustic recording, similar to "Sung Tongs" by Animal Collective. i highly recommend it! take care.

Panda Bear - Young Prayer

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

beefheart - shiny beast

this is an album by captain beefheart & the magic band called "Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)". it is generally regarded as his return to form, after several not-so-stellar albums.

Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band - Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Charles Gayle Trio - Live at Disobey

this is an incredible live recording of the Charles Gayle trio in 1993. this is one of my personal favorites, so check it out right now.

Charles Gayle Trio - Live at Disobey

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albert king & stevie ray vaughan

this is an incredible live performance featuring Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan. if you're a fan of blues or amazing guitar playing in general, you'll want to check this out. take care!

Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan - In Session

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close to the edge

this 1972 album by Yes will definately blow your mind. check it out right now, album art is included in the download!

Yes - Close to the Edge

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hendrix - war heroes

this is a posthumous compilation of unreleased hendrix recordings. it's got lots of great playing, check it out right now.

Jimi Hendrix - War Heroes

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barrett - first album

it's syd barrett's first album, "The Madcap Laughs", with bonus tracks. it's really great, check it out right now.

Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs

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smiley smile

this is what the beach boys released after the infamous "SMiLE" album was cancelled. compared to what SMiLE would have been, this is a very stripped down, home-made sounding recording, and when taken on its own merits, it proves to be a very interesting listen. Also, it's got studio mixes of "Heroes and Villains" and "Good Vibrations", two of the best songs around.

The Beach Boys - Smiley Smile

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Flipper - first album

right now i'm posting the first album by the band Flipper. this is a really good album, full of anger and pessimism. and it's so fun! take care.

Flipper - Album Generic Flipper

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

sun ship

next i'm posting a wonderful album by john coltrane, which was released posthumously. it's a later-era recording, featuring the classic quartet, and it gets pretty wild. i highly reccomend this to anyone who wants to find a happy medium between "A Love Supreme" and "Ascension". take care!

John Coltrane - Sun Ship

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so i've decided to start a music blog. i'll be posting some interesting stuff. first up is "Elpmas" by Moondog, an excellent recording of wonderful compositions. be sure to check this out! take care!

Moondog - Elpmas

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