Holy crap I bought a lot these past four months! Some of these were on my “Just buy this already” list, because I had been playing them on Spotify or Tidal a lot. Others were provoked by my rediscovery of a band I enjoyed a lot when I was in my late teens; it is sad that it took the passing of one of their members to trigger this, but that is what happened.
Nicole Atkins – Slow Phaser (CD, on my “Just buy this already” list)
Björk – Vulnicura (Download, Hi-Res, Society of Sound)
D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah (CD, on my “Just buy this already” list)
Day One – Intellectual Property (download, Society of Sound, Hi-Res)
Deep Purple – From The Setting Sun… (Live at Wacken 2013) (CD/DVD) – This album has a companion called “…To The Rising Son”, a live album recorded at Budokan at the end of the same tour. That one hadn’t arrived in the store yet, so I’ll pick it up early September.
Deep Purple – Long Beach 1971 (CD, on my “Just buy this already” list)
The Crimson ProjeKct – Live in Tokyo (CD)
The Crimson ProjeKct – Official Bootleg Live 2012 (CD-quality download, Bandcamp)
Ghost – Meliora (CD)
Bernard Haiting, London Symphony Orchestra – Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Leonore (download, Society of Sound, Hi-Res)
Ibeyi – Ibeyi (CD)
Jethro Tull – Minstrel in the gallery box set edition (2CDs/2DVDs, includes Steven Wilson Remixes, live concert from 1975)
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power (CD)
John Metcalfe – Kites and Echoes (download, Society of Sound, CD quality and Hi-Res vinyl needledrop)
Hannah Peel – Rebox 2/Fabricstate (download, Society of Sound, Hi-Res)
Songhoy Blues – Music In Exile (CD)
Richard Thompson – Still
Wilco – Star Wars (free download from their website)
Yes – Yes (Hi-Res download, HDtracks)
Relayer (Hi-Res download, HDtracks)
Relayer (CD/DVD, 2014 edition with Steven Wilson Remix)
Original Album Series (5-CD set in cheap package, includes Going For The One, Tormato, Drama, 90125, Big Generator)
I’ve decided not to count frequently-streamed items as acquisitions. In fact, I’m giving up on streaming. I’ve canceled Tidal and Spotify though I still have a week to go on the latter. Don’t know how I’ll explore new music from now on- probably Apple Music until the end of September when my free trial runs out. Or maybe I’ll use Bandcamp exclusively for music discovery. I had no problems finding new stuff before the streaming era, so I’ll manage.