Three Hundred Sixty-Five

Three hundred sixty-five. The number of records I am hoping to amass in the next three years and leave it at that. I honestly do not feel the need to own every slice of licorice pizza ever made. Currently my re-booted record collection is at seventy-one discs [three 45s, nine 12 inch singles, fifty-nine full length albums]. A mixture of new and vintage pressings. I am not so much of a snob that I will turn down 180 gram but I would like to avoid it.

I am working on rebuilding classic Disco I once owned. I am adding plenty of  genres I truly dig: Experimental, Free Jazz, Soul, Primitive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Art Rock, Jazz, Glam Rock, Outsider stuff and titles I once owned or always wanted.

As someone open to suggestions [especially from fellow music lovers], with this project I am doing the heavy lifting myself and sourcing new sounds via YouTube, Soundcloud, Aquarium Drunkard and Bandcamp. Collecting vinyl is an expensive hobby and I am working within tight financial restraints. Here is where the challenge lies. Add to this, I am still searching for a cost effective, quality turntable.

[Slaps hands together] I am going to make this happen.

A Happening

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blonde pressed wood eyewear case

burgundy flat top sunglasses with gradient lenses

Nirvana Rose eau de parfum – Elizabeth and James

silver metal Ankh pendant necklace

Off The Wall [1984] – Yoshi Wada

Peter Brötzmann + Heather Leigh: The Mothlight [Asheville, N.C.]

009010Asheville, North Carolina – Two powerhouse artists, shredding in amazing ways [Leigh on pedal steel guitar, Brotzmann on reeds] with fantastic results. Filled with a solid experimental music listening crowd, The Mothlight [quite the comfortable venue] certainly impressed.  The Brötzmann + Leigh‘s set lasted roughly two hours, taking us through peaks and valleys of mercurial sound.

Many thanks to my host for having the foresight to choose this show and well in advance. Aside from the intense altitude sickness I experienced, my company and Asheville — The San Francisco of the South – was an action packed time.

I look forward to many returns in the future.

3 Things

solid-space

Space Museum – Solid Space [Label: In Phaze, 1982] This album I recently discovered via the magic of You Tube. This minimal wave gem is nearly impossible to find and if found, it will cost an ungodly amount (for the original cassette tape). Someone, please re-release this on all formats. My turntable is begging you.

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Shapeshift EP – Lingua Nada [Label: Lala Schallplatten, 2015]

Yes! Please! Thank you! I just bought it. I have the receipt.

caretaker

Everywhere at the End of Time – The Caretaker [Label: History Always Favours The Winners, 2016] The sixth album in a conceptual series. More about this project here.