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  • Music I Fell In Love With In 2007

    Feb 21 2008, 4:00 di OnionPalac

    It's a shame how with so much music being so easily accessible through the internet these days that more and more people are not devoting enough time to great albums. I often hear about people simply listening to one album, if that, and then moving on to the next bundle of files they downloaded without much of a chance of the previous albums being returned to multiple times to become part of that person's life. Where I come from we would call these people posers.
    I encourage everyone to actually listen to the albums that speak to them. Return to them many times and live them.
    Below I made a few lists of music that meant a lot to me in 2007.
    These are lists for music that:

    *was released in 2007 that I fell in love with
    *I discovered and fell in love with in 2007, but was released in another year
    *I rediscovered and fell in love with again in 2007. I tried to keep this down to music I have not listened to for ten years or more.
  • 25 Great Black Freedom Albums

    Gen 22 2008, 19:57 di beelzbubba

    Over at MAC, we put together a listener's list of 25 great albums from a sub-genre of jazz that we felt evinced sounds of the struggle for freedom in Great Black Music. By design, but not explicitly, there's only one lp per artist or the list cold have been complete with Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

    Herewith, 25 lps/cds that are free in the Great Black Music sense rather than in the Globe Unity Orchestra sense.

    Abdullah Ibrahim - African Space Program (1974)
    Albert Ayler - Spirits Rejoice (1964)
    Archie Shepp - Magic of Juju (1967)
    Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Bap-Tizum (1972)
    Billy Harper - Capra Black (1973)
    Carlos Garnett - Black Love (1974)
    Clifford Thornton - Ketchaoua (1969)
    Don Cherry - Complete Communion (1965)
    Eddie Gale - Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music (1968)
    Frank Lowe - The Flam (1975)
    Frank Wright Quartet - Church Number Nine (1973)
    George Russell - Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved By Nature (1968)
  • Not the best of 2006, but the best of my 2006 (attack of the reissue)

    Dic 25 2006, 22:00 di barewires

    Here's another best of 2006 writeup, but this deals with my favorite discoveries of the year regardless of when they were originally released.

    Running things down by category:

    Rock

    Shleep

    I bought Cuckooland when it came out in 2003 and it was an instant favorite. It's a bit of a tough listen sometimes, with songs about the holocaust, war in the middle east, betrayal by one's friends, nuclear arms, and child abandonment. Shleep is very different, with its swirling layers of pop music. Wyatt's voice is mixed a bit underneath the instruments giving the album a certain pop music sound. The most obviously playful point of the album is "Blues in Bob Minor", which features Wyatt doing a sendup of Bob Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues with entirely different music and words, but the song is so distinctive it's readily apparent what the source is. I think that this album is fully streamable in case any subscribers are interested to add it to their tag radio.


    Hip Hop
  • Paradigm Shift radio show playlist for 16/10/06

    Ott 16 2006, 9:27 di sebsnarl

    The Paradigm Shift is a weekly Monday night radio show presented by Sub Bass Snarl on Sydney radio station 2SER fm 107.3MHz - see http://www.2ser.com for the live web stream!

    It airs Monday nights 2030 hours for 90 minutes (Australian Eastern Standard Time - GMT+10).

    Noah Howard - Domiabra (Polydor)
    Hot Chip - Sexual Healing (EMI)
    The London Sinfonietta - Aphex Twin arr David Horne AFX237 V7 (Warp)
    The Village Orchestra - ALA (Highpoint Lowlife)
    Calika - The Nervous Bird (Highpoint Lowlife)
    Helios - Bless This Morning Year (Type)
    Greg Davis - Amaranthine (Ghostly International)
    ES - Sateenkaarisuudelma II (Kraak 3)
    Rickard Javerling - Heavenly Birds Pt 1 (Yesternow)
    Grizzly Bear - Plans (Warp)
    Fisk Industries - Into The Lungs (Highpoint Lowlife)
    Kode9 & The Spaceape - Backward (Hyperdub)
    Matty G - For The Smokers [ARGON007] (Argon)
    Benga - Comb 60s (Planet Mu)
    Basss Clefff - Welcome To Echo Chamber (Werk)