Music I’ve bought in March.
After a very slow February, I pulled myself together and got buyin’. And not just new old music:
But mostly. And, hey, a new single from Team Dresch!
Music I’ve bought in January.
Which, indeed, turns out to be very good.
Well, OK, I also bought ‘ard Corr by Well ‘ard from Discogs, because how can you not with a name like that.
I was at a concert the other day, and as usual, I checked out what wares the musicians had to sell in the interval.
And there was this box:
… with a card inside:
Isn’t that great?
It conducts light really well, so that if your USB hub has a LED, it looks all purdy and stuff.
(On the USB drive was an album of Melodies & Fragments .wav tracks and a bunch of .mov and .mp4 files with visual components, as well as a 40 minute live show. It’s great! Sten Sandell 4 ever!)
Here’s the best music of 2019, according to Emacs, which has carefully tallied what I’ve been listening to:
|Sam Amidon||I See The Sign|
|Meat Beat Manifesto||Opaque Couche|
|Various||Third Noise Principle (Formative North American Electronica 1975-1984)|
|Brigid Mae Power||The Bones You Keep Close|
|Lucy Roleff||Left Open in a Room|
|The Volume Settings Folder||Laguna|
|Various||Nigeria 70 (No Wahala: Highlife, Afro-Funk & Juju 1973-1987)|
|Afrodeutsche||Break Before Make|
|Christoph de Babalon||Hectic Shakes|
|Kronos Quartet||Terry Riley: Sun Rings|
It’s a bit difficult to do a play-based ranking this year, because I’ve just bought way too much stuff, so there just hasn’t been time to listen to everything…
There wasn’t really any single stand-out new album this year (except the Amidon album), just a bunch of new music that’s good and interesting and stuff.
Here’s the best old albums I’ve bought in 2019, and once again Bright Phoebus by Lal and Mike Waterson won, because I bought a new version of it: This time the vinyl version that had to be withdrawn because the copyright holders demanded it be destroyed. But I got a copy from ebay! Hah!
|Lal & Mike Waterson||Bright Phoebus|
|Sam Amidon||All Is Well|
|Joe Jackson||Live 1980-86|
|Mia Doi Todd||Pink Sun EP|
|New Order||Movement: Remaster|
|Various||For Discos Only|
|A Certain Ratio||acr:box|
|Don Cherry||Brown Rice|