Friday, November 27, 2020

November Albums 2020: Drawing the Line

Overview of November Albums for 2020, including:

Miles Davis – In a Silent Way (1969)
Animals as Leaders – The Joy of Motion (2014)
The Hawkins – Silence is a Bomb (2020)
Lunatic Soul – Walking on a Flashlight Beam (2014)
Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker OST (2019) 


Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Ostinato Problem: Frank Zappa's You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore v. 4

Review and discussion over Frank Zappa’s 1991 release You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore vol. 4.

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This is the fourth entry in a series covering these releases.

Vol.1

Vol.2

Vol. 3


Friday, November 13, 2020

Mdou Moctar's Ilana (The Creator): From Silk Road to Cell Phones

Review and Discussion on Mdou Moctar’s Ilana (The Creator), with a focus on the cultural exchanges that surround his unique style. 

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Hama’s Houmeissa

D’addario’s Guitar Power interview


Saturday, October 31, 2020

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Van Halen's Diamond Days Part 1: Van Halen 1

Review and discussion on Van Halen’s 1978 debut. Thanks to special guest commentator Jose “Boobie” Estrada.

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Previous review on 5150


Saturday, October 10, 2020

Fall Album Roundup 2020 Part 2: Songs of Whimsey and Grit

Roundup of new listening for Fall 2020, including comments on:

Bad Brains- I Against I (1986)
Sault- Untitled (Black Is) (2020)
Johann Johannson- IBM 1404, A User’s Manual (2006)
Tiger Moth Tales – Storytellers Parts 1 & 2 (2016/2018)
Aiming for Enrike – Music for Working Out (2020)
The Flaming Lips – American Head (2020)

Relevant links
An older text post on Johann Johansson


Thursday, October 1, 2020

Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew:" Jazz?

 Review and discussion on Miles Davis'1970 album Bitches Brew.




Here's a previous post on Kind of Blue.