Well, I skipped this bands debut (can’t say why..) but then I came across with this one, their second full-length and I was sold. Don’t know how to describe this record.. it’s like doomed metal with some darkened jazz in it or something. Anyways, it sounds freaking good. Love the atmosphere on this album and those vocals.. Must get my hands on that debut album too. I bought this copy of mine via Aural Music (according to Discogs there should have been A2 double-sided poster included.. who knows) and surprise, first edition is sold out (orange/black color-in-color (ltd.200) & orange (no information of limitation) . But don’t worry, Aural has second pressing now for sale with three color variations. I suggest you to check this beauty out!
I’m still here.. Just realized that it has been way too long since the last update. Let’s start with this one I got from Poisoned Mind Records few months ago. Second full-length from Night Runner. Thunderbird is the title of the album. I missed Night Runners debut (deluxe version) year ago just because I took few beers too much, passed out & missed that dlx version.. Would like to thank Poisoned Mind for the copy I got for free (pink/black splattered version) later with other order.
So I was quite awake with this second one and scored deluxe version (sold out quite fast). Don’t know what have I done because I also got another copy (clear w/ black & blue splattered version, see picture below) included. And for those who don’t know, Night Runner is mixing synthwave with other genres like jazz, metal, soundtrack etc. Awesome package, I love this but you don’t have to. Vinyl versions of this release are long gone. Recommended album if you get your hands on this.
Oh what a beauty this latest release from Clint Heidorn is. Been a big fan of his music since I bought his debut album “Atwater” seven years ago.. what makes me wonder how fast years are passing by. Thing here is acoustic, avantgardish field recordings etc. and this new album is.. can’t even describe how amazing this is. Thanks to Clint for his music, would love to hear music from him much often. This record arrived within two days from States and for my surprise there was a copy of his collaboration twelve-inch with Loren Connors titled “Light” included (actually I already have that but thanks anyway!). Limited to 134 copies and seems to be still available from his BandCamp site. Highly recommended!
Oh, here’s a picture of his releases I have managed to grab during these years, maybe this picture tells how much I appreciate this artist.
I was introduced to this group years ago by Denovali Records. This is latest release by this awesome japanese post-rock/contemporary jazz band. It’s quite refreshing to place records like this one on your turntable and let yourself slip away.. This twelve-inch was released by Topshelf Records and limited to 1000 copies (150 copies on black, 350 on clear and 500 on white vinyl) and is available from the same source, Topshelf (clear & white copies, black is sold out..). Beautiful release, once again.
Haa.. Avant-garde, contemporary Jazz from Poland. Have to admit that I first got interested about this record just because the picture on the cover. Then I played the album via BandCamp app for few times just to realize I really like this record. Yeah, I’m talking about Jazz, the genre I have no idea about, but so what. Darkened, improvised avantgardish Jazz and a great example why I still love this thing called music. Still available via their BandCamp site. Love it.
At last this beauty has been repressed and we are allowed to get our hands on this masterpiece of doomed-ambient-jazz. More than once I have been close to the purchase the original version but fortunately I’ve come to my senses. We all know that those prizes on Discogs & Ebay are ridiculous but finally we all can afford this one. I have no idea of limitation of this repress but I think that there are plenty of copies for everyone to get one. Available for example from Boomkat, Anost or Norman Records. Marvellous record!!
Every now and then we all have to listen some jazz, improvised or free who cares. I got Fire! Orchestra’s previous on my “wantlist” but somehow I managed to miss that one (colored copy I’m talking about here) and I decided that if they ever make another one I certainly won’t miss that one. This, their latest, arrived last week and oh, what a monster this is (I freaking love their music). I know that this kind of music is not to everyone’s liking, it may sound like a cacophony but it has the soul! Happy that I decided to purchase this, you should too! This white-colored version (limited to 150 copies) is sold out but there are still black-colored edition available from Rune Grammofon & for example from Norman Records.
Then there’s time for some darkened (twisted) ambient flavored with some jazz tunes.. or something. Second album from this band (as far as I know) and both of them released by one of my favorite record companies, Important Records. These clear copies are limited to 100 copies and rest 400 copies are pressed on black wax. Both versions are still available from Important Records. Recommended one, surprisingly..
Don’t know about you but I’ve been fascinated about this album for some time now and finally the physical version arrived today (in mailer with extra secured corners, like I kindly asked!). Groovy, atmospheric, smooth & slow jazz or something beyond but surely this sounds damn good! I do not know anything about limitation but you can easily grab a copy from ATA Records. Recommended one, obviously!
This little black vinyl flew over the big ocean, straight to my arms today (Thanks, John!).This prog/psych/jazz/rock record was must buy to me since the day I first listened it via BandCamp. This one was way too hard to find from here, Europe (I think that Cardinal Fuzz had some copies available..) , so I emailed Birdman Sound (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the result can be seen on the picture above. Now me & Rollo (our beloved goofy rough collie) have been listening these tunes, lying on the bed, for few hours.. And we love every damn note! This is limited to 100 copies and if You’re after this one, I suggest You to contact Birdman Sound or ask if Cardinal still has some copies. Recommended!
Records like this one is, are the reason why I keep collecting,searching new music continuously. I do not wanna miss jewels like this record turned out to be.
And of course these two. These also brought smile to my face (been waiting for these to arrive). Both are released by Serein (this company is becoming one of my favorite when talking about ambient, drone, classical records). Colorlist is limited to 100 copies and Nest is limited to 500 copies (cost only £4.00!) and both are available still from Serein. Recommended releases (like all this company is putting out!). Oh, and check from the picture below how this company ships their records (mailer with bumpers etc. and packaging & shipping cost me only €8.60). Huge difference (with packaging and shipping price) when compared to that other package I received today.
And this one. I mentioned about this record on my weekly list few weeks ago and now I finally can hold this on my shaking hands. Ordered this day before yesterday and I was quite surprised that it already arrived. Even though I don’t know anything about jazz (or any other genre), this sounds amazing to my dirty & narrow ears. It’s all about the atmosphere this record creates. This color variation (white, limited to 100 copies) is only available from Rune Grammofon, only thing is that it’s quite expensive with shipping (shipping from Norway). If You can settle with regular black copy, just visit Denovali. Recommended, highly! Yes!
And this first one is totally free jazz, free improvisation and.. and I’m little wordless with this one I have to admit (in positive way). Hard but beautiful one. This can still be picked up from Blackest Rainbow for £1.99 and there are 39 copies still available.
This live clip shows what this album is made of..
KOMMISSAR HJULER UND FRAU / THE HUNTER GRACCHUS – Zwei Eineperson (Pt. 2) / Mujeres De La Boca, LP (limited to 500 copies) BRR184, 2010
Hmm.. this is weird one, experimental or more like avantgarde? I can’t say after listening this one trough one time. There is much to chew with this one. This is also available from Blackest Rainbow and the price ain’t that bad, £1.99 (only 8 copies left). Strange little piece of vinyl..
This one, I like this really much (more familiar stuff). Even though this is also quite experimental, I love when music is played acoustic. Nice pick, I have to admit. Sadly this is sold out from Blackest Rainbow, but surely you can find this easily if you really want. Recommended.
Little live clip what this artist is about
ARITOMO – こわいこもれび [Fearful Sunshine Filtering Through Foliages], LP (limited to 322 copies) BBR180, 2010
Reissue of this artists debut album. This is strange psychedelic folk from this awesome Japanese artist. I really like this one, this is different and so amazing little piece of art. This cost me £2.99 and there are still 4 copies available from Blackest Rainbow. Recommended.
ARITOMO – Blooming The Ena, LP (limited to 250 copies) BBR183, 2011
Yet another awesome reissue from Aritomo, originally released in 2007. It’s fine that Blackest Rainbow has released these reissues. Japanese folk at its best. Sad to say but this one is also sold out from Blackest Rainbow, but surely you can find a copy if you want this treasure. Recommended record indeed!
PAINTING PETALS ON PLANET GHOST – Transparent Winter, LP (limited to 250) BBR220, 2011
And then the last one, and maybe the best one from this shipment (this is purely my opinion after listening all these albums trough once). I like everything with experimental, avantgarde folk. This beauty cost me £1.99 and there are still 20 copies available from Blackest Rainbow.
So, that’s all. Conclusion is that I’m very pleased that I purchased these 11 albums (came on to separate parcels). Niiiice…
Got a package from Blackest Rainbow today and I have to say that I’m pretty breathless now.. :D (actually my tolerance for strange music/noise is reaching its limits hahaa..)
But I like this journey. Blackest Rainbow is having a sale and they are selling these records with ridiculously low price tags. Well, with prices like that I couldn’t resist and I ordered few records (these are from the first shipment, the other one is still on its way). Lets go!
MOUNTAINHOOD – Death Pod, Single sided 12″ (limited to 320 copies) BRR135, 2009
Hmm.. very interesting piece of vinyl this single sided twelve-inch record is. Experimental indeed, and little hard for me to say what this actually is. Interesting and cost only £1.99 and there is only one copy left on Blackest Rainbow’s BandCamp site. Choice is yours :)
DAVID A. JAYCOCK – Presets, LP (limited to 250 copies) BRR193, 2010
I like this one. Little easier to listen than that Mountainhood’s album. This might be some kind of easy-listening, experimental folk or something. Nice pick even though I had no idea about this artist or anything he has done. This cost me£3.99 and there are still 3 copies left on Blackest Rainbow’s BandCamp site. This is good.
JACK ALLETT – The Collapsing Middle, LP + CD (limited to 300 copies) BRR207LP, 2011
Oh, yet another one I really like, acoustic guitar mixing blues, country, folk etc. Now I’m smiling considering the fact that I bought these albums without hearing a single note. Cost me £2.99 and if some one is interested hearing little different guitar playing, I suggest you to head straight to the source, Blackest Rainbow and their BandCamp site (21 copies remaining). Recommended.
ACID BIRDS – Acid Birds III, LP (limited to 500 copies), 2011
Hahaa! If you don’t like jazz, you better avoid this record (this is free jazz, improvised, experimental etc.) It’s like a hectic wind blowing through my skull, refreshing experience! There certainly is a place for records like this, my record rack. Nice, nice. You can blow your head off just spending £1.99 at Blackest Rainbow’s BandCamp site.
STARVING WEIRDOS – B/P/M Series 1, LP (limited to 500 copies) BRR118, 2009
Whoa.. My first contact with Starving Weirdos (somehow I have always missed every single recording they have made..) But now that mistake is corrected. I have to admit that I had no idea what to expect when placing this under the needle. Damn! This is good and I paid only £1.99 to get this beauty in my collection. I want more. Sadly this one is now sold out from Blackest Rainbow but quite easy to find with decent price tag from other sources.
I have to say that I’m very pleased to these records, actually more than pleased. Now I’m just waiting for that other half of my order (six-pack of unfamiliar treasures) to arrive.
Damn I like this one! Some kind of twisted “twin peaks” jazz. This came today and funny thing is that I spent whole afternoon listening this (mp3) with my headphones on without knowing that this one was arrived to my local Post office. This is a journey into the jazz tunes filled with darkness. Limited to 100 copies and available from their BandCamp site. Recommended with pure and open heart!
This came yesterday. Once again one of those records I’ve been hunting down for some time. Denovali release and some might already know my obsession with Denovali stuff. Limited to 100 copies on this color variation and 200 copies on black vinyl. If I remember right, first press is sold out from the label but there’s second press (limited to 200 copies on ultra clear vinyl with black and white splatter) available from Denovali. Recommended.
And little jazz-time, this is one of those represses Cacophonic is releasing. Nice one if you are one of those who actually likes Jazz. I like so I have to recommend this one too. I bought this from Boomkat but saddly it’s sold out from there. Juno Records seems to have some copies if you’re interested.
Strange and same time so beautiful record. Found this via OMG blog and listened for a while from Bandcamp. It was quite obvious that I had to purchase this one. Try this, really. According their Bandcamp page, this is limited to 200 copies (so hurry..)
Bought this record few years ago after hearing few sounds from the record. This is kind of abstract post-everything album, acoustic improvisation. You can snag this album from Experimedia on sale there) if you like. I like a lot.
This is (should be) “must have” record for everyone. Damn this is awesome. There will be time when I’ll be sitting in my rocking chair and still keep on listening this record.. This is limited to 500 copies and released by Experimedia (on sale $10.40 there).