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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