Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Albums bought, July 1 – September 30, 2016

October 8th, 2016 by Reinder

Yeah, I don't really post here much anymore and I even let the deadline, if you can call it that, for these quarterly posts lapse. Collecting records is literally the least demanding hobby I've ever had, but I'm still not keeping up with it well.
Not that I didn't buy any records! I did, and the first few for the final quarter are already in as well. More on that at the end of the year, when I put up an end-of-year list. That would be a first for me, because I have never bought as many records in the year of their release as I have in 2016.

Here's the list, with albums from this year clearly indicated as well as the format, source and other details I may want to reference later:

Anderson/Stolt - Invention of Knowledge (vinyl w. CD, 2016)
Betty Davis - The Columbia Years 1968-1969 (CD)
Imarhan - Imarhan (vinyl w. download code, 2016)
Jeff Beck - Loud Hailer (vinyl w. download code, 2016)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - Synergy (download, Bandcamp, 2016)
King Crimson - Islands (vinyl w. download code)
King Crimson - The Wake of Poseidon (vinyl w. download code)
Marsh Dweller - The Weight of Sunlight (download, Bandcamp, 2016)
Nemesis - Early Days (download, Bandcamp, EP)
Nemesis - Early Days 3 (download, Bandcamp, EP)
Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä (Download, Bandcamp, 2016)
Peter Gabriel - So (vinyl w. download code)
Steeleye Span - Parcel of Rogues (vinyl, used)
Stick Men - Prog Noir (download, Bandcamp, 2016, preordered)
Tuner - Pole (download, Bandcamp)
Zeal And Ardor - Devil Is Fine (download, Bandcamp, 2016)

Singles:
Imarhan - Imarhan (Moscoman Remix)

I had a bit more of an interest in metal this quarter than I've had in the past five or six years. Another interest early in the quarter was music recorded on Fostex four-track cassette recorders, which explains the presence of two obscure records by Finnish ambient electronica duo Nemesis (not to be mistaken for any of a dozen other bands by the same name).

For records released this year, I now have three different Spotify playlists:

Best new albums of 2016
Best live albums of 2016
Best reissues of 2016

All of these are incomplete because releases not on Spotify are obviously not included. All will be both expanded and culled as I prepare for a final end-of-year list.

April 27th, 2013 by Reinder

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Upon first listen, I enjoyed this a lot. Big sound, unconventional song structures, great playing, very proggy, occasionally even taking side trips into Yes-land. Not sure yet if the songs are memorable; for that, I need a few more listens. Lead-off single “Hell To Pay”, a fist-pumping rocker, is not representative.

First impressions: Ian Anderson – TAAB2: Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock?

April 3rd, 2012 by Reinder

Underwritten, undercooked.

Two framing bricks too many, maybe. Trimming them, the road not taken.

What if Barre had played? What if Ryan'd sung all?

Then it might have been good.

Judge for yourself! Hear Ian Anderson's sequel to Thick As A Brick on Spotify

RIP Richard Wright.

September 16th, 2008 by Reinder

Aw man....
Pink Floyd founder Richard Wright dies at 65.
Obituary.