Thursday, June 25, 2009

Viny Vinyl Vinyl


at age 21 months our son is almost old enough to know to stay away from the turntable when there's a record playing...we did sacrifice one stylus along the way to this realization, but still, the records have been coming out more and more and that's a good thing. it also means i've been buying more vinyl than cds recently, which is also exciting...

The Field - Yesterday and Today (Kompakt) this is a double LP in a heavy gatefold sleeve, which also comes with the CD thrown in for good measure, but i find that listening to a side at a time rather than the full hour or whatever it is, is how i enjoy this record most. super pretty and light and completely electronic but still warm. like a New Order vibe without the pop songs. I'm especially enjoying "The More That I Do" which reminds me of the Cocteau Twins...in fact the vocal sample could be Liz Frazier for all i know. Funny interview here from 2007 with Mr. Willner, who reveals his surprising desire to sing like Glenn Danzig.

Open Strings 4-LP Box (Honest Jon's) subtitled "Early Virtuoso Recordings from the Middle East, And New Responses" this is a beautiful black and white package...the early recordings, from the 1920's Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey and transferred from 78's, are so amazing, i haven't even gotten around to the responses yet (by the likes of Richard Bishop and Bruce Licher). I wish there was more information about the original artists, but maybe the information doesn't exist?

Wee - You Can Fly On My Aeroplane
(Numero Group Asterisk) someone involved in Ohio's Capsoul label (already lovingly documented by the Numero Group) had this project for one album, and it's a good one, smooth kinda spacey soul from 197osomething. Double album and the incredible cover art makes me wish had the money/space to double up on ALL the Numero stuff i already have on CD....



3 Comments:

Blogger brian paulson said...

apparently i started playing records at ten months old - before i could walk! i don't recall destroying any needles - but i'm sure i scratched up plenty of my parents records. maybe it's time to get young a his very own califone....

3:25 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

been looking for a close n play!

11:32 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

My 26 month old loves nothing more than to insert CDs without first opening the drawer and also putting Bear DVDs in so that the player has some kind of digital heart attack.

6:18 PM  

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