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2014 List Noise

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Tis the season for best-of-2014 lists. In the din and clamor of indulgently long staff-list best-ofs on Pitchfork, artist lists on Boomkat, and self-important blogger bloviating, I thought I’d get in on some of the latter action and add to the noise with my own little rundown of stuff I liked. You can find further …

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Another new post on Confessions of a Part-Time Audiophile

I wrote some more music reviews for Confessions of a Part-Time Audiophile. The latest installment includes brief paragraphs about new-ish releases from Brian Eno, Neil Young, Carla Bozulich, Charles Hayward, and vinyl reissues: Linda Perhacs’ Parallelograms and selections from the 1968 Rosemary’s Baby score by Christopher Komeda. Since I wrote the piece, it’s been announced …

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801 “801 Live” 2xLP reissue (Expression UK)

YOU DON’T REISSUE THIS ALBUM ON VINYL AND LEAVE “RONGWRONG” OFF. YOU JUST DON’T. Other than that, it’s okay. There’s some surface noise on my copy, damnit, and although the remastering is mostly pleasing, Simon Phillips’ cymbals are still too sibilant. Who can I talk to about this? And I never needed to hear “Baby’s …

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Latest LP acquistions: part II

David Byrne/Brian Eno My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts 2xLP (Nonesuch US) Color me late to the party on this 2009 reissue. The remastering isn’t an improvement. Overly bright in the mid-highs, meaning the already-tinny found vocals sound unpleasantly harsh, and the scratchy guitar chordings and electronic rhythms are especially metallic and jarring. Even …

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Link Dump

As I gear up for my first real vacation in longer than I’d care (or are barely able) to remember, posts are going to slow down for a bit. Here’s some recent links of interest: This repost in Analog Planet looked like it could’ve been written yesterday– until I got to the part about buying …

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