How are you feeling today? Please select the adult you wish to share this with. Are you sure you want to share this with your Chosen Adult? Home Login. Please enter your username. Your teacher will be sent a request to change your password. Password change requested! I'm by no means a professional record collector but I do happen to be a long time fan of Ray Stevens and from a fan's point of view this album is his most rare and as a result I highly recommend any Ray Stevens fan who doesn't have this in their collection to get their hands on it whenever possible.
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Brian Cullman's "Someday Miss You" taps into American roots music, carries it across the Atlantic and back for a sound that is both of the past and present.
Grindcore institution Napalm Death finally reconcile their experimental side with their ultra-harsh roots on Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism. Gianfranco Rosi's expansive documentary, Notturno , is far too remote for its burningly immediate subject matter. Telling the tale of the cyclops through the lens of high and low culture, in O'Brother, Where Art Thou? For their latest EP, The Third Gleam , the Avett Brothers leave everything behind but their songs and a couple of acoustic guitars, a bass, and a banjo.
On paper a contradiction, the combination of lively rhythms and languid textures was nothing short of genius on record, embodying the carefree innovation which made this release stand out from the crowd.
Whilst Visions was polished off in a couple of weeks, Boucher spent years recording the follow-up at her own home. Giving herself the space to write, she took a step back, disconnecting entirely from contemporary pop.
The result is a stupefyingly diverse range of headspaces; an invitation into the mind of a post-internet wild child. Or the diss-tracks? The work feels complete with seven tracks that map out discrete spaces, separate rooms in their own right, and yet together they build and build.
How has this one slipped through so many nets? A strong year of spell-binding, at times virtuosic live performances and a gorgeous, split-sleeve vinyl edition have done justice to a powerful debut. A second long player followed this year dedicated to Jim Morrison, but in finding that middle ground between fusion and contemporary electronic music Voyage To Arcturus is in a world of its own.
Ecologies could have quite easily slipped under your radar, but for fans of vivid and hyper-real sound collage this still stands out as a highlight of the year and marks a fine debut from both artist and label. Some rather fine cover art too from Joe Hamilton. What a year for RVNG. The psychical release also comes with a non-linear film which serves as the visual accompaniment to the shapes, moods and musings of the music.
The hallmarks of an OPN release are of course all over Garden of Delete from concepts to production, but the density of its musical juxtapositions and hyperactive flitting from sound to sound creates a world unto itself, where Lopatin has effectively melted his varied musical and technological fascinations into a beguiling whole.
Simultaneously sounding like the product of a vivid imagination and of warped algorithms and autonomous machines, the most perplexing juxtaposition here is that it feels both vast and empty at the same time. Tender and urgent, the young virtuoso guitarist is joined by Brazilian legend Airto Moreira on percussion for his first project in ten years , to craft a suite of compelling, pared down afro-infused instrumentals, recorded live with no over-dubs to capture the energy surging through the studio.
It may have been a big year for Brazilian reissues, but if ever you needed evidence that new music is flourishing in the country, this is it. A complete album in the old-fashioned sense of the word, Edition 1 ebbs and flows like a continuous suite, the vocals at times submerged, at times surfacing from the icy lake of tape reverb and analogue fuzz. A record to immerse yourself in, Ninja Tune have also gone to town on the silver spot-varnished sleeve, replicated again on the instrumentals edition for those after the full set.
Apocalypse, Girl is Norwegian sound poet Jenny Hval at her visceral best. She has already made folk and abstract noise, using her music to investigate the way human bodies constrict with social norms, but for her third record, she joins the goths in Brooklyn for a radical synth seminar.
Laced with wit and strangeness, Golden Ticket inhabits the kind of parallel universe that DJ Koze might call home, full of floral variety where every track is drugged under a pleasant haze of melancholy and nostalgia. Dope embossed artwork and a pair of golden records complete a really nice package.
Put it on and light up, things will be better in the morning. A nuanced, confused, inquisitive, painful, vivid interrogation of a break-up, at times soaring above the complexities to analyse human emotion with idiosyncratic clarity, at others languishing in the mire of despair, anger and misunderstanding with the rest of us.Aphrodite’s Child: () Genesis famously did an ‘Apocalypse In 9/8’, but on this double-album, Aphrodite’s Child unleashed one in every time signature there was.