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  We’re wishing you all a very happy Winter Solstice and a bess’d New Year.  Here are twelve albums for the twelfth month to see you into a new, and hopefully more peaceful, year ahead.  Be well & happy listening:

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Big Star – Third410HGBRPANL
the English Beat – I Just Can’t Stop It
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Goldfrapp – Tales of Us
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Dead Can Dance – d.c.d.
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Severed Heads – Dead Eyes Opened
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Front 242 – Up Evil
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Cocteau Twins & Harold Budd – The Moon & The Melodies
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Dirt Ball – Turn Up The Barn
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Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – GodFodder
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B.C. Gilbert * G. Lewis – 3R4
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Rodriguez – Cold Fact
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Laura Veirs – Warp & Weft
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                           N O V E M B E R  2014
Time change, coming holidays, grey skies, cold weather, good clothes…… ah November.  We’re offering up eleven albums for the eleventh month to see you through the changing seasons.  Enjoy!
41Xntr0pwpL._SY300_Willie Nelson – The Early Years
220px-Live_at_the_Witch_TrialsThe Fall – Live at the Witch TrialsAngst_in_My_Pants_-_SparksSparks – Angst In Your Pants FINAL MASTER SYRO DIGIPAK.inddAphex Twin – Syro Environment_Five,_Future_Sound_of_London_Album_CoverThe Future Sound of London – Environments 5 Getz-gilbertoGetz/Gilberto – s/t MudhoneyMudhoney – s/t Recoil_-_1_+_2Recoil – 1 + 2 Rushup-edge-cd-coverThe Tuss – Rushup Edge Sex_20090130065242Telex – Sex urlMassimo Voume – Club Privé
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                           Oktober  2014

 

                     Happy Halloween!

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                          September   2014

September arrives and with it also Autumn equinox.  This month’s selection of 10 albums to usher in Fall with is curated by our man in Berlin, poet Alexander M. Booth.  A sampling of his lovely work can be found at     http://wordkunst.wordpress.com  Enjoy!

 

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Diamanda Galas –  Malediction & Prayer
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Tuxedo Moon – Half Mute/Scream with a View
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Minimal Compact – One + One By One
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The New Year – s/t72622
For Against – Echelons
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Big Star – Radio Cityayler
Albert Ayler – Complete Impulse Recordings
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Thalia Zedek – ViaTim_Hecker_-_Virgins
Tim Hecker – Virgins
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Vaadat Charigim – The World is Well Lost

 

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                            August 2014

Happy Lughnasadh!  The halfway point of summer, the wind down towards Autumn….. We’re offering up ten albums to consider while they see you through the high point of hurricane season (where applicable) and the dog days that are approaching.  Be well, remain light and happy listening……
220px-Butthole_Surfers_FrontBUTTHOLE SURFERS – PEE PEE THE SAILOR
220px-InsightOutcoverTHE ASSOCIATION- INSIGHT OUT
eMEGO162LPcvr-350x350LOCUST – YOU’LL BE SAFE FOREVER
274825_1_fGLENN GOULD –  BEETHOVEN PIANO SONATAS OP. 10
a0890645457_2KINSKI – COSY MOMENTS
buzzo30502714KING BUZZO – THIS MACHINE KILLS ARTISTS
drl236MANUAL – DROWNED IN LIGHT
Elliott_smith_figure_8_coverELLIOTT SMITH – FIGURE 8
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martyrobbinsQsongof2_MARTY ROBBINS – The Song Of Robbins

 

 

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WE WERE SWALLOWED BY JUNE, BUT HERE ARE TEN DISCS TO GET YOU GOING INTO SUMMER, OR AT LEAST THROUGH THE WORLD CUP.  HAPPY LISTENING……..

7SEVEN PERCENT SOLUTION – ALL ABOUT SATELLITES AND SPACESHIPS

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BLACK FLAG – [EARLY SINGLES & RECORDINGS / PRE-ROLLINS]

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YO LA TENGO – AND THEN NOTHING TURNED ITSELF INSIDE-OUT

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FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM – DAWNRAZOR

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DANIELLE DAX – BLAST THE HUMAN FLOWER

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WINDY & CARL – DRAWING OF SOUND

Enya_-_AmarantineENYA – AMARANTINE

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JANES’ ADDICTION – RITUAL DE LO HABITUAL

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SPIRITUALIZED – LAZER-GUIDED MELODIES

Wire-Chairs_Missing_(album_cover)WIRE – CHAIRS MISSING

 

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HAPPY BELTANE….. WE HAPPILY WELCOME SPRING AND INVITE YOU TO EXPLORE TEN RELEASES TO HELP YOU USHER IN THE GLORIOUS SEASON OF REBIRTH:

 

 

 

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COIL VS ELpH – BORN AGAIN PAGANS 491b8ac0a70ebGEORGE STAVIS – LABYRINTHS

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UNDERWORLD – BEAUCOUP FISH Conan-Blood-Eagle-Artwork

CONAN – BLOOD EAGLE

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NEIL DIAMOND – TAP ROOT MANUSCRIPT

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THE PRODIGY – THE FAT OF THE LAND

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ENVIRONMENTS – #7  INTONATION

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BEASTIE BOYS – CHECK YOUR HEAD

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GIL SCOTT HERON – PIECES OF A MAN

79-300x300 JOHNATHAN GOLDMAN – CRYSTAL BOWLS CHAKRA CHANTS

 

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LE POISSON D’AVRIL?

   Hew-Time-600x600CLOVER, PLUMMER, WILLIS – HEW TIME

XTC_Go_2XTC – GO 2

Amp-OutpostAMP – OUTPOSTS

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Gunfighter-Ballads-Robbins-CD MARTY ROBBINS – GUNFIGHTER BALLADS & TRAIL SONGS

220px-Blossom_Dearie_(album)BLOSSOM DEARIE – BLOSSOM DEARIE

IMG_0383JEAN MICHEL JARRE – OXYGENE

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BADFINGER – MAGIC CHRISTIAN MUSIC

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USTED SABRI KHAN – THE ART OF THE INDIAN SARANGI

syddSYD BARRETT – BBC SESSIONS

 

 

                       

 

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TAUNTING GLIMPSES OF SPRINGTIME GLORY ARE GRACING THE END OF OUR CARNIVAL SEASON HERE IN THE CRESCENT CITY.  WE’RE PRESENTING TEN OFFERINGS THIS MONTH FOR YOUR JOURNEY INTO THE SEASON OF REBIRTH.  ENJOY…….

0000420808_500TARWATER – SILUR

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LOSCIL – SKETCHES FROM NEW BRIGHTON

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CONAN – MOUNT WRATH

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ELLIOTT SMITH – EITHER/OR

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GMCFOSHO – GIL KILLED HIP-HOP

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JOLIE HOLLAND – SPRINGTIME CAN KILL YOU

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KRIS KRISTOFFERSON – KRISTOFFERSON

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LAIBACH – VOLK

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LABRADFORD/STARS OF THE LID – THE KAHANEK INCIDENT VOL.3

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MEDICINE – SHOT FORTH SELF LIVING

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HAPPY IMBOLC!  WE HOPE THIS FINDS YOU SURVIVING A VERY STRANGE WINTER.  WE’RE OFFERING UP TEN DISCS TO HELP SEE YOU THROUGH THIS SHORT BUT BRUTISH MONTH.

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GRAILS – BLACK TAR PROPHECIES VOL. 1, 2 & 3 220px-GC_Fire_of_Love

THE GUN CLUB – FIRE OF LOVE Aftermath.rollingstones.usalbum.cover

ROLLING STONES – AFTERMATH Any_Day_Now_(Legendary_Pink_Dots_album)

THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS – ANY DAY NOW Dave+Brubeck+-+Gone+With+The+Wind+-+LP+RECORD-533388

DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET – GONE WITH THE WIND guana_batz-rough_edges

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KENSKI / ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE

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GILLIAN WELCH – TIME (THE REVELATOR)

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       J  A  N  U  A  R  Y    2  0  1  4

HAPPY NEW YEAR.  2014 PROMISES MANY CHANGES GREAT AND SMALL FOR MOST OF US.  WE OFFER UP TEN RECORDS TO HELP YOUR NEW ADVENTURES GET UNDERWAY……

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DIAMOND HEAD – LIGHTING TO THE NATIONS Chump-Chance-Big-Business1-604x607

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PUBLIC ENEMY – FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET killing-joke

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SAVAGE REPUBLIC – 1938

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ONCE AGAIN HEADING TOWARD THE WINTER SOLSTICE & CLOSING OUT ANOTHER YEAR.  WE HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS FOR 2014, ONE OF WHICH IS TO SPEND A LOT MORE TIME ACTUALLY WRITING ABOUT SOME OF OUR FAVORITE OR RECENTLY REDISCOVERED ALBUMS.  IN THE MEANTIME WE’RE HEADING OUT OF 2013 WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST AND PRESENTING TWELVE ALBUMS TO ROCK (OR DRIFT) YOUR WAY THROUGH THESE DARKENING DAYS UNTIL WE BEGIN TO REGAIN LIGHT ONCE MORE.  HAPPY SOLSTICE, HAPPY NEW YEAR AND, AS ALWAYS, HAPPY LISTENING……..

a2963543781_10ERAAS – INITIATION

thestranger-9.9.2013THE STRANGER – WATCHING DEAD EMPIRES IN DECAY

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Red-Fang-Whales-And-LeechesRED FANG – WHALES & LEECHES

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R-90-124700-1335839566SIGTRYGGUR BERG SIGMARSSON – A LONG WAIT PRODUCED NOTHING FURTHER

John-Denver-Farewell-Andromed-517021JOHN DENVER – FAREWELL ANDROMEDA

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N  O  V  E  M  B  E  R    2  0  1  3

ALTHOUGH CURRENTLY ENJOYING THE SPILLOVER OF OCTOBERS’ WARM BEAUTY, WE’RE OFFERING UP ELEVEN ALBUMS TO HOPEFULLY BRIGHTEN UP THE LOOMING STEELY GRAY SKIES OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH….HAPPY LISTENING.

140983THE DECLINING WINTER – FRAGMENT 5

PO-V1FZ-007 (1k1)ERAAS – ERAAS

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Specimen+-+Batastrophe+-+LP+RECORD-277312SPECIMEN – BATASTROPHE

NunsexmonkrockNINA HAGEN – NUNSEXMUCKROCK

sparks-propaganda-frontSPARKS – PROPAGANDA

Radio+SessionsCURVE – RADIO SESSIONS

BluejaysJUSTIN HAYWARD & JOHN LODGE – BLUE JAYS

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ENTERING PERHAPS OUR MOST FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR.  WE’RE OFFERING UP TEN ALBUMS FOR THIS TENTH MONTH TO SEE YOU INTO THE FULL SPLENDOR OF AUTUMNS’ GLORY…… ENJOY.

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220px-PermanentSleepLOWLIFE – PERMANENT SLEEP

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2Zo81THE HUMAN LEAGUE – REPRODUCTION

durtro051cdCURRENT 93 – SLEEP HAS HIS HOUSE

Breathless-The-Glass-Bead-GaBLOGGERBREATHLESS – THE GLASS BEAD GAME

the-ideal-crashdEUS – THE IDEAL CRASH

tef-400x407THE THIRD EYE FOUNDATION – THE DARK

Perpetuum_mobile_coverEINSTEURZENDE NEUBAUTEN – PERPETUUM MOBILE

51QiWUJ+5uLHENRY PURCELL – DIDO & AENEAS  (EMMA KIRKBY, SOPRANO)

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HAPPILY REACHING SUMMERS’ END, WE’RE OFFERING UP NINE DISCS FOR THE NINTH MONTH TO HELP SEE YOU ALL TOWARDS THE COMING EQUINOX…. BE BRAVE, CHANGE WILL COME SOON!  HAPPY AUTUMN!

CS1700456-02A-BIGTELEX – NEUROVISION

blue-copySEEFEEL – QUIQUE (REISSUE)

ALifeFINALFRONTCOVER-350CINDYTALK – A LIFE IS EVERYWHERE

bb139_300dpi_rgb_webCAMERA – SYSTEME SOLAIRE (12″)

black-sabbath-13BLACK SABBATH – 13

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Disco-Inferno-Open-Doors-Closed-523850DISCO INFERNO – OPEN DOORS, CLOSED WINDOWS

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3758998597_a00f87746b_oCHET BAKER – SINGS

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HAPPY LAGHNASADH!  WE’RE GIVING YOU EIGHT LISTENS THIS MONTH TO CONSIDER WHILE YOU ESCAPE THE COMING DOG-DAYS OF AUGUST.  HAPPY LISTENING……..

BillowObservatory10242012BILLOW OBSERVATORY – S/T

wire-change-becomes-us-cover-artWIRE – CHANGE BECOMES US

the-hollies-butterfly-1-cd-album-art-19949THE HOLLIES – BUTTERFLY

Disjecta.1.0 - Looking for snags_hereDISJECTA – 1.0; LOOKING FOR SNAGS

MarvinGayeWhat'sGoingOnalbumcoverMARVIN GAYE – WHAT’S GOING ON

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATHE HOUSE OF LOVE – THE HOUSE OF LOVE (2 – ‘BUTTERFLY’ ALBUM)

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SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY UPON US…. AND DESPITE OUR SLEEP DEPRIVATION AND HEAT FATIGUE WE HERE @ THE AURAL DUSTBIN HAVE COBBLED TOGETHER SEVEN DISCS FOR THE SEVENTH MONTH TO PONDER OVER AS YOU HIT THE ROAD TRAVELING, HIT THE A/C ON AT HOME OR ATTEMPT TO FIND A DARK, COOL CAVE TO RETREAT INTO.  ENJOY…….

Boards of CanadaBOARDS OF CANADA – TOMORROW’S HARVEST

Malory-Outerbeats-2002MALORY – OUTERBEATS

ofra-haza-im-ninalu-galbi-remixes-lp-limited-edition-90s_MLM-F-65777118_7624OFRA HAZA – IM  NIN’ALU / GALBI  (12″ REMIXES)

list.7a805a0cDAPHNE ORAM – THE ORAM TAPES VOL. 1

jukeboxLAIKA – SILVER APPLES OF THE MOON

Future-Sound-Of-London-Dead-Cities-85441THE FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON – DEAD CITIES

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WEEKS BEFORE THE SUMMER SOLSTICE AND THE GULF COAST IS ALREADY FEELING LIKE THE BREATH OF A DOG IS BLOWING THROUGH THE STREETS. THE BUSINESS OF WORKING HAS BULLDOZED MOST OF THE WAKING HOURS FOR US HERE AT THE AURAL DUSTBIN, BUT WE’VE STILL PUT TOGETHER SIX SELECTIONS FOR THE SIXTH MONTH THAT WE’VE MANAGED TO THROW ON THE TURNTABLE IN THOSE SCANT MOMENTS AT HOME.  WE HOPE YOU FIND THE TIME TO INVESTIGATE THEM & HAVE A BLESS’D SOLSTICE WHEREVER YOU MIGHT BE……

youngam001_dist_preview_medium                    DAPHNE ORAM – ORAMICS

5099968453824HAROLD BUDD/BRIAN ENO – THE PEARL

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R-150-1760057-1313905256V/A – ELECTRONIC EVOCATIONS  a tribute to the Silver Apples  [ENRAPTURED RECORDS]

$(KGrHqEOKisE3yuiYygWBOI(dJJUfQ~~_35ALICE IN CHAINS – DIRT

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WE ARE AMONGST THE FULL BLOSSOM’D GLORY OF SRING, BUT SADLY NOT ENJOYING IT AT HOME PRESENTLY.  WE’RE LEAVING YOU FIVE ALBUMS FOR THE FIFTH MONTH TO PONDER AS YOU HOPEFULLY ENGAGE IN THE REVELRY OF BELTANE!!!

dafDEUTSCHE AMERIKANISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT – FUR IMMER

30591REM – DOCUMENT

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68255THE CLIENTELE – THE VIOLET HOUR

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG AND AVRIL FINDS US MANY PLACES EXCEPT HOME MOST DAYS.  WE’RE LEAVING YOU WITH TEN SELECTIONS FOR THE CHANGING SEASONS THAT WE MIGHT BE THROWING ON THE TURNTABLE IN THOSE RARE MOMENTS OF DOMESTIC SOLACE…..

220px-X_albumKLAUS SCHULZE – X

2009_-_Biz_Bot_RemixesBIG BUSINESS – BIZ BOT REMIXES

crime-city-solutionCRIME & THE CITY SOLUTION – AMERICAN TWILIGHT

CS445023-01A-BIGMARK VAN HOEN – THE REVENANT DIARY

tumblr_ktspfkEX2u1qz77ueo1_500HANK LOCKLIN – PLEASE HELP ME, I’M FALLING

thebodyTHE BODY – ALL THE WATERS OF THE EARTH TURN TO BLOOD

silverapple_gardenthe_101bSILVER APPLES – THE GARDEN

alice-cooper-love-it-to-deathALICE COOPER – LOVE IT TO DEATH

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1866414ATOMIC ROOSTER – DEATH WALKS BEHIND YOU

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FEBRUARY CAN BE SUCH A TERRIBLE MONTH, SO GLAD IT’S OVER!  NOW WE’RE JUST HOLDING OUR BREATH FOR SPRING…….. HERE ARE TEN RECORDS FOR THE TRANSITION TIME.  HAPPY EQUINOX!

1259074GIACINTO SCELSI – WORKS FOR DOUBLE BASS – MODE 188

6057480FOEHN – INSIDEOUT EYES

79644180152STARS OF THE LID – THE BALLASTED ORCHESTRA

folder20V/A – SHADOW MUSIC OF THAILAND

elliottMATT ELLIOTT – THE MESS WE MADE

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GRAUZONE – DIE SUNRISE TAPES

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Gordon-Lightfoot-IGORDON LIGHTFOOT – SUNDOWN

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HAPPY IMBOLC!  ALTHOUGH WE’RE EXPERIENCING GLORIOUSLY WARM WEATHER HERE ON THE DIRTY COAST, WE’RE ALSO IN THE MIDST OF HOSTING THE SUPER BOWL & CARNIVAL, AT THE SAME TIME …..YIKES…… HERE ARE TEN DISCS THAT WILL BE FOUND ON OUR TURNTABLES THIS MONTH AS WE ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE FROM THE CELEBRATORY FRAY……..

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SUICIDE – 1

R-150-197831-1158948099MUSLIMGAUZE – ZEALOT

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MI0002453900ALEXANDER FEDORIOUK – THE ART OF THE CIMBALOM

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7332233700222CLUB 8 – SPRING CAME, RAIN FELL

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FEELING A BIT LIKE A MYOPIC JANUS IN THIS CURRENT MUSICAL CLIMATE, WE WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THIS SIMPLE LIST OF RECORDS WE HAVE & ARE ENJOYING AND WISH EVERYONE WELL FOR 2013 –  HAPPY LISTENING…….

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KEN NORDINE – COLORS

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DISCO INFERNOTECHNICOLOUR

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SUN CITY GIRLS – FUNERAL MARIACHI

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ARAB STRAP – ELEPHANT SHOE

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SAVAGE REPUBLIC – VARVAKIOS

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[COIL]  TIME MACHINES

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HARMONIA – DELUXE

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NICK DRAKE – TANWORTH-IN-ARDEN- [HOME RECORDINGS]

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VNV NATION – EMPIRES

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UNDERWORLD – DUBNOBASSWITHMYHEADMAN

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THE END OF ANOTHER YEAR…….. HEADING FULL-SPEED INTO THE DARKENING DAYS OF THE COMING SOLSTICE, WE THOUGHT WE’D OFFER TWELVE DIFFERING ALBUMS TO CONTEMPLATE & SEE YOU THROUGH THE COMING WEEKS AS WE COME UPON 2013 AND, HOPEFULLY, BETTER TIMES.

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DEPECHE MODE – BLACK CELEBRATION

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SOUNDGARDEN – KING ANIMAL

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CURVE – DOPPLEGANGER

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BEAK – >>

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WOLFF & HENNINGS  – TIBETAN BELLS

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KRIS KRISTOPHERSON – THE SILVER TONGUED DEVIL & I

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FOREST SWORDS – FJREE FEATHER EP

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SEEFEEL – SEEFEEL

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CYPRESS HILL – BLACK SUNDAY

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KINSKI – DWON BELOW ITS CHAOS

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BOWS – BLUSH

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V/A – RADIO PYONGYANG

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LABRADFORD – A STABLE REFERENCE

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                              N O V E M B E R   2 0 1 2    

DAY OF THE DEAD, LEAVES BEGIN THEIR PILGRIMAGE TOWARD DEMISE, STANDARD TIME RESUMES, COLD DESCENDS, THE SKY FORGOES BLUES FOR SLATE GRAYS, SCARVES BECOME ESSENTIAL…… WELCOME NOVEMBER.  WE’LL BE DRINKING CONSIDERABLY MORE TEA AND LISTENING TO EVEN MORE RECORDS AS THE DAYS DARKEN ONWARDS TO THE SOLSTICE….. HERE ARE TEN FOR YOUR AUTUMN CONTEMPLATIONS:

  DEAD CAN DANCE – ANASTASIS

COIL VS ELPH – WORSHIP THE GLITCH

STARS OF THE LID – AVEC LAUDENUM

GRAILS/PHARAOH OVERLORD – BLACK TAR PROPHECIES V

LAURIE SPIEGEL – THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE

BOYD RICE – THE WAY I FEEL

BOARDS OF CANADA – BOC MAXIMA

FENNESZ – VENICE

RAYMOND SCOTT – MANHATTAN RESEARCH INC. (3 disc set)

THE MOON LAY HIDDEN BENEATH A CLOUD – AMANA TANTA TIRI

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   O K T O B E R   2 0 1 2

WHILE WE PATIENTLY AWAIT AUTUMN’S TRUE ARRIVAL IN THE SUB-TROPICS,
WE THOUGHT WE’D OFFER UP TEN RECORDS TO SEE YOU THROUGH THE SEASONAL CHANGES, WHERE EVER YOU MAY BE.

NORTH AMERICA – BLOWN OUT

CAMERA – RADIATE!

CLUSTER – SOWIESOSO

BUCK OWENS – 21 #1 HITS

THE STOOGES – RAW POWER

THE DURUTTI COLUMN – RED SHOES

LOCRIAN – THE CLEARING

SCHUMANN – DICHTELIEBE

HASIL ADKINS – OUT TO HUNCH

TANGERINE DREAM – SORCERER SOUNDTRACK

S E P T E M B E R    2 0 1 2

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD OF NEW ORLEANS JUST GOT THE POWER TURNED BACK ON TODAY (SUNDAY EVENING) FOLLOWING HURRICANE ISAAC – WE WERE IN AN UNAFFECTED NEIGHBORHOOD AND IT TOOK FIVE DAYS TO RESTORE POWER, YET IN JULY INDIA (REMEMBER: POPULATION 600 MILLION!) HAD A MASSIVE OUTAGE THAT LASTED ONLY TWO DAYS.  HMMMM……

OUR GRUMBLING ASIDE, WE’VE POSTED 9 SOMETIMES-OVERLOOKED DISCS FOR THE NINTH MONTH AS CONTRIBUTIONS TO LIFES’ SOUNDTRACK AS FOLKS GO BACK TO SCHOOL OR WORK, SEE THE AUTUMN LIGHT BEGIN TO ARRIVE AND THE MASSIVE HEAT OF SUMMER BEGIN TO SUBSIDE.   ENJOY…..

JOE MEEK & THE BLUE MEN – I HEAR A NEW WORLD

DROKK – MUSIC INSPIRED BY MEGA-CITY ONE

ALICE COOPER – BILLION DOLLAR BABIES

FLOWER TRAVELLIN’ BAND – SATORI

 SPELL – SEASONS IN THE SUN

LOW – LONG DIVISION

PINK FLOYD – RELICS

SIOUSIE & THE BANSHEES – KALEIDOSCOPE

THE POPPY FAMILY – WHICH WAY GO GOIN’ BILLY?

A U G U S T  2 0 1 2

HEAT, HUMIDITY, MASSIVE STORMS, A PLAGUE OF MOSQUITOES……. THE GLORIES OF SUMMER BY THE DIRTY COAST.  WE LEAVE YOU WITH TEN SELECTIONS FOR THE DOG DAYS OF AUGUST TO PONDER OVER HIDING OUT IN YOUR A/C OR TO TAKE WITH YOU ON THE ROAD.

                                                                LIARS – WIXIW

                                                   THE DAMNED – THE BLACK ALBUM

                             EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN – FUENF AUF DER NACH OBEN OFFEN RICHTERSKALA

                                                    SEEFEEL -SUCCOUR

                                                            la DUSSELDORF – VIVA

                                      ICEBREAKER INTERNATIONAL & MANUAL – INTO FOREVER

                                           GLENN GOULD – SOLITUDE TRILOGY [the idea of North]

                                                               LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS – S/T

                                                 THE HAIR & SKIN TRADING Co. – JO IN G NINE HELL

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    J U L Y  2 0 1 2

SUMMER….HMMM.    WE’VE BEEN A BUSY LOT HERE AT THE A.D. SO THERE’S LITTLE TIME TO WORRY ABOUT MUCH, ESPECIALLY THOSE SEASONAL ASPECTS YOU CAN’T CONTROL ANYHOW (LIKE THE OPPRESSIVE HEAT IN NEW ORLEANS ALREADY FOR EXAMPLE).  WE’RE LEAVING YOU WITH SEVEN (FOR THE SEVENTH MONTH) ALBUMS TO CONSIDER GIVING A SPIN IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR BOUDOIR THIS MONTH.

CHEF MENTEUR – EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON

SIBYLLE BAIER – COLOUR GREEN

CERRONE – SUPERNATURE

LAURA VEIRS – JULY FLAME

THE FAMOUS BOYFRIEND – MAKING LOVE ALL NIGHT WRONG

SHURD RICE – BLUE

BOARDS OF CANADA – GEOGADDI

J U N E  2 0 1 2

SUMMER IS WEEKS AWAY FROM OFFICIALLY STARTING BUT IN A LOT OF THE COUNTRY, ESPECIALLY HERE IN NEW ORLEANS,  IT IS ALREADY COOKIN’ OUT THERE ON THE STREETS.  FOR US AT THE A.D., THE BEGINNING OF SUMMER MARKS THE BEGINNING OF DUB-SEASON.  PERHAPS IT IS THE ISLAND INFLUENCE ON NEW ORLEANS, BUT SOMEHOW DUB JUST MAKES MORE SENSE HERE IN THE SUMMER.  WHEN THE DAYS START TO GET THAT “OH SHIT IT’S REALLY HOT OUT THERE” FEELING, WE FIND THAT THE DUB RECORDS START TO GET A HEAVIER CIRCULATION ON OUR TURNTABLES.  WE’VE SELECTED TEN OF OUR FAVORITE CLASSIC DUB RECORDS FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT OR INVESTIGATION THIS MONTH.

AND IF YOU HAPPEN TO LIVE IN N.O.LA, BE SURE TO STOP BY (our favorite) DOMINO SOUND RECORD SHACK  IN MID-CITY [2557 Bayou road @ Broad St].  THEY HAVE MOST OF THESE CLASSICS ON HAND TO LISTEN TO AND A LARGE ENOUGH DUB/REGGAE SECTION TO MELT YOUR BRAIN.  SERIOUSLY.

UPSETTERS – BLACKBOARD JUNGLE DUB

ROCKERS MEETS KING TUBBY’S IN A FIREHOUSE

KEITH HUDSON – PICK A DUB

LEE SCRATCH PERRY – ROAST FISH, COLLIE WEED & CORN BREAD

AUGUSTUS PABLO – ORIGINAL ROCKERS

UPSETTERS – SUPER APE

KING TUBBY – DUB GONE CRAZY (comp)

KING TUBBY’S MEETS ROCKERS DOWNTOWN

KING TUBBY MEETS THE UPSETTER

SCIENTIST – HEAVY METAL DUB

M A Y  2 0 1 2

HAPPY BELTANE!!!

HORACE ANDY – SKYLARKING

CINDYTALK – CAMOUFLAGE HEART

BIG BUSINESS – HERE COME THE WATERWORKS

FENNESZ – FIELD RECORDINGS

KILLING JOKE – ABSOLUTE DISSENT

THE KINKS – VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY

LIARS – DRUM’S NOT DEAD

YAZOO – UPSTAIRS AT ERIC’S

T.S. ELIOT – THE WASTELAND & OTHER POEMS

ENVIRONMENTS – 2 TINTINNABULATION

A P R I L  2 0 1 2

SINGLES. REMEMBER THOSE?  7″ OR 12″?  WE KNOW THAT FOLKS CONTINUE TO OCCASIONALLY RELEASE SINGLES (ESPECIALLY IN THE PUNK WORLD), BUT THAT IT IS MORE OF A BOUTIQUE PHENOMENON NOW RATHER THAN A TYPICAL METHOD OF SENDING SONGS OUT INTO THE WORLD.  WE KINDA MISS SINGLES AND HAVE ASSEMBLED A SHORT LIST OF 10 OF OUR FAVORITE SINGLES FROM THE EIGHTIES THIS MONTH.

NOTE: WE’RE DEFINING SINGLE HERE AS A SONG THAT WAS RELEASED SINGULARLY, NOT A SONG THAT WAS TAKEN FROM A FULL-LENGTH ALBUM AND PROMOTED FOR RADIO PLAY.  SOME OF THESE WERE LATER RELEASED ON COMPILATIONS OR OTHER ALBUMS, BUT WERE INITIALLY RELEASED AS TRUE SINGLES.

COCTEAU TWINS – THE SPANGLE MAKER

THE CHAMELEONS – IN SHREDS

THE NORMAL – WARM LEATHERETTE (yeah, we know we’re bending our own rules a little here – released in ’78, as a B-Side to T.V.O.D.)

NEW ORDER – BLUE MONDAY

THE CHILLS – PINK FROST

ALIEN SEX FIEND – I WALK THE LINE

THE SMITHS – HOW SOON IS NOW?

JOY DIVISION – LOVE WILL TEAR US APART

COIL – PANIC/TAINTED LOVE

THE STONE ROSES – FOOLS GOLD

  

M A R C H  2 0 1 2

         SUDDENLY AN EXPLOSION OF SPRING!

AS WE’VE BEEN OUT OF TOWN FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH & FEBRUARY WAS A SHORT MONTH, WE’RE OFFERING EIGHT SUGGESTIONS FOR THIS MONTHS TRANSITION INTO SPRING – HAPPY EQUINOX!!!

MARK VAN HOEN – PLAYING WITH TIME

DOT ALLISON – WE ARE SCIENCE

CINDYTALK – IN THIS WORLD

THE CHILLS – KALEIDOSCOPE WORLD

EKOVA – HEAVEN’S DUST

                                                                 MC SOLAAR – PROSE COMBAT

                        THE MOON LAY HIDDEN BENEATH THE CLOUD – WERE YOU OF SILVER….

ERKIN KORAY – ELEKTRONIK TURKULER

                              F E B R U A R Y  2 0 1 2                    

             FEBRUARY?

             CARNIVAL SEASON HERE IN NEW ORLEANS;  MILD, WET & CREEPY

                   (AND ABOUT TO GET RUN OVER WITH MARDI GRAS FESTIVITIES).

              HERE ARE TEN RECORDS TO HOPEFULLY SEE YOU OVER WINTER’S HUMP……

                                                                   CUL DE SAC – DEATH OF THE SUN

                                                                    LONG FIN KILLIE – VALENTINO

                                                                     LABRADFORD – LABRADFORD

                                                                   LIVE SKULL – POSITRACTION

                                                                     ARP – IN LIGHT

                                                                    SCOTT WALKER – SCOTT 3

                                                                 THE THIRD EYE FOUNDATION – YOU GUYS KILL ME

                                                                   ARVO PART – FRATRES

                                                                    NEU! – 4

                                                                     SEBASTIEN TELLIERL’INCROYABLE VERITE

   

                                   J A N U A R Y   2 0 1 2                           

                A NEW YEAR AND TIME HAS ALREADY GONE ASUNDER,

                        YET WE LEAVING YOU TEN RECORDS TO PONDER, INVESTIGATE, OR IGNORE……

WIRE – READ & BURN 02

SEEFEEL – (CH-VOX)

                    SECRET CHIEFS 3 – BOOK M

MAIN – Hz

WALL OF VOODOO – EP

MELVINS – NUDE WITH BOOTS

                                      CLUSTER – CURIOSUM

SCALA – LIPS & HEAVEN EP

                                       GREG JOLY – MUSIC OF THE GRAND AEOLIAN HARP

THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND – THE HANGMAN’S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER

  D E C E M B E R     2 0 1 1

            ANTICIPATING THE APPROACHING SOLSTICE….. HAPPY TO BE CLOSE TO GAINING LIGHT AGAIN…… OFFERING A FEW RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ‘HOLIDAY’ SEASON;

MELVINS – A SENILE ANIMAL

THE MOON LAY HIDDEN BENEATH A CLOUD – A NIGHT IN FEAR

MUSLIMGAUZE – ARABBOX

C.C. NOVA – DISPATCH

    ARAM ARAKELIAN ENSEMBLE – THE OUD

    AMP – PERCEPTION

KILLING JOKE – REVELATIONS

HAWKWIND – X IN SEARCH OF SPACE

AUBURN LULL – CAST FROM THE PLATFORM

          THE BREEDERS – MOUNTAIN BATTLES



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N O V E M B E R   2011

REMISS FOR BEING ABSENT FOR OCTOBER, WE’RE LEAVING YOU 13 FOR NOV. REFLECTING THE SEASONAL CHANGES THAT HAVE FINALLY MADE IT DOWN TO THE DIRTY COAST, ENJOY.

             WILLIAM BASINSKI – THE DISINTEGRATION LOOPS

HOOD – SILENT ’88

                 COIL – THE REMOTE VIEWER

             PAUL GIOVANNI – WICKERMAN SOUNDTRACK

CURRENT 93 – EARTH COVERS EARTH

              DEAD CAN DANCE – AION

        GRAVENHURST – FLASHLIGHT SEASONS

                EMPRESS – THE SOUNDS THEY MADE

            MASSIVE ATTACK – MEZZANINE

JOHN DOWLAND – LACHRIMAE

           THE THIRD EYE FOUNDATION – SYMTEX

              COCTEAU TWINS – TREASURE

                       BOWERY ELECTRIC – BLOW UP

  S E P T E M B E R    ’11

DREAMING OF THE CHANGING SEASONS…….

WILL AGAIN BE VINYL-LESS FOR A NUMBER OF WEEKS OUT ON TOUR, BUT HERE’S TEN THAT MIGHT BE GRACING OUR CALIFONE OTHERWISE:

                                  THE HOLLIES – EVOLUTION

                                  PETER GABRIEL – 2 (scratch)

                                   EDGAR FROSE – AQUA

                                    COMUS – FIRST UTTERANCE

                                    BRIAN ENO – ANOTHER GREEN WORLD

                                      WEEN – QUEBEC

                                     V/A – EXCURSIONS IN AMBIENCE; THE FOURTH FRONTIER (astralwerks)

                                     HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS – INDIAN WAR WHOOP

                                      NINE INCH NAILS – GHOSTS I-IV

                                        APRIL WINE – HARDER…..FASTER

                                       


A U G U S T        2 0 1 1

JULY ENDED UP FEELING A BIT MORE LIKE YORKSHIRE & LESS OF THE USUAL SWAMP-PRESSURE-COOKER HERE IN NEW ORLEANS.  IT’S BEEN LOVELY, BUT WE’RE STILL GOING OFF INTO THE WOODS.  NO ELECTRICITY MEANS NO RECORDS  (we don’t camp with a victrola, too Imperialist for us), BUT IT ALSO MEANS GETTING AWAY FROM OUR NEIGHBORS FLOOD LIGHTS AND ENJOYING THE TRULY DARK NIGHT.  HERE ARE A FEW DITTIES UNDER THE NEEDLE RECENTLY FOR YOU TO PONDER:

                   NOOTEN & BROOK – SWIMS WITH THE FISHES

                  LEE HAZLEWOOD – REQUIEM FOR AN ALMOST LADY

TELEX – LOOKING FOR ST TROPEZ

                   V/A – TURKISH FREAKOUT 2

                 HARMONIA & ENO – TRACKS AND TRACES

                   V/A – RADIO PHNOM PENH

                 LUCID – IDYLLS & THE SECRET REMAIN

                                 MACHA – FORGET TOMORROW

                 DONOVAN – A GIFT FROM A FLOWER TO A GARDEN

                  RADAR BROTHERS – AND THE SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS

july.        well, we’re fleeing the SwampLands for the northern WoodLands, thereby leaving a few tid-bits to chew on for July a bit earlyenjoy, stay cool, drink plenty of fluids & watch out for that angry sun.

                    GLEN GOULD- BACH; 2 & 3 PART INVENTIONS

                              MICHAEL BROOK – HYBRID

                        ARIF SAG – SU SAMSUNUN EVLERI

                           FUGAZI – END HITS

                    PEARLS BEFORE SWINE – THE USE OF ASHES

           EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTENALLES WIEDER OFFEN

              KING TUBBY/AUGUSTUS PABLO – KING TUBBY MEETS ROCKERS UPTOWN

                 ADAM & THE ANTS – KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER

TELEFUNKEN/FLYING SAUCER ATTACK – DISTANT STATION

                CRIME & THE CITY SOLUTION – PARADISE DISCOTEQUE

         V/A – TURKISH FREAKOUT

01 JUNE ’11, THE OFFICIAL BEGINNING OF HURRICANE SEASON HERE IN THE CITY THAT CARE FORGOT, BUT WE’RE THINKING ABOUT POSITIVE THINGS, LIKE A FEW DISCS TO RECOMMEND FOR THIS MONTHS LISTENING PLEASURES – ‘TIS VERY HARD TO NARROW IT DOWN TO JUST TEN, BUT WE HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE                              SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO:

                                               THE ECSTASY OF ST THERESA – FREE-D

ERKIN KORAY – ERKIN KORAY

                                           FOREST SWORDS – DAGGER PATHS

                                       MOONDOG – VIKING OF SIXTH AVENUE

                               FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS – I TOLD YOU I WAS FREAKY

                                       ANSAMBL TAMBURICA 5 – S/T

                                                    GALAXIE 500 – TODAY

KRAFTWERK – DIE MENCH-MASCHINE

                                        ANURADHA PANDWAL – MORNING BHAJAN KRISHNA GYATRI

                                        LAURIE ANDERSON – BIG SCIENCE

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1 thought on “this Month under the Needle

  1. ‘Free-D’, wed almost forgotten! ‘Mensch Maschine’, check (as a gift we were given ‘Die Roboter/Spacelab’ 7″) hold on – Laurie Anderson? Hmm..

    Well, die Neubauten last night were surprisingly good, you really have to give it to them. Encores? ‘Headcleaner’ (great noisy beast), ‘Seele Brennt’ (still harrowing), ‘Redukt’ and ‘Total Eclipse of the Sun’..great storyteller too that Bargeld

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