Wild Mercury Sound

The 15th Uncut Playlist Of 2012

The 15th Uncut Playlist Of 2012
John Mulvey

Dodgy list last week, really good one this. A few things to flag up, not least the Jimmy Page “Lucifer Rising” soundtrack which has been distracting us from finishing the issue this morning.

The Chris Robinson is, at this point, one of my favourite records of the year so far and, somewhat differently, the Dirty Projectors one is bedding in pretty well. The Brightblack Morning Light release is an online EP of very deep live ambient jams from a band that have in various ways meant more to me than almost any other this past decade.

Glacial, I should say, is a new collaboration between Lee Ranaldo (very much back in free space after the Matador songs album), Tony Buck from The Necks and an avant-garde bagpiper, David Watson. Heavy Blanket is a new instrumental power trio fronted by J Mascis in fierce Hendrix form. Kandodo is Simon Price from The Heads, making kind of Stoogesy chill-out drones.

Let me know what you’re playing, by the way. Traffic has been much busier on uncut.c.o.uk this year, but these threads have generally been quieter. Is this a Facebook Comments issue for some of you?

Follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnRMulvey

1 Cindy Dall – Untitled (Drag City)

2 Brightblack Morning Light – Live Journal 'One' Instrumentals EP (2006 & 2008) (Brightblack Morning Light)

3 The Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Big Moon Ritual (Silver Arrow)

4 Anywhere – Anywhere (ATP)

5 Trouble Books – Concatenating Fields (MIE)

6 Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan (Domino)

7 C Joynes – Congo (Bo' Weavil)

8 Beachwood Sparks – The Tarnished Gold (Sub Pop)

9 Jagwa Music – Bongo Hotheads (Crammed Discs)

10 Glacial – On Jones Beach (Three Lobed)

11 Kandodo – Kandodo (Thrill Jockey)

12 Hot Chip – In Our Heads (Domino)

13 Father John Misty – Fear Fun (Bella Union)

14 Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe (XL)

15 Heavy Blanket – Heavy Blanket (Outer Battery)

16 Jimmy Page – Lucifer Rising And Other Soundtracks (jimmypage.com)

17 Can – The Lost Tapes: Sampler (Mute)


Newsletter


Editor's Letter

The 35th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Weird serendipities aplenty this week: versions of "O, Death" on two albums I downloaded one after another, by Mike & Cara Gangloff and Bessie Jones; dovetailing into Sea Island overlap between Jones and Loscil. It makes for a nice blurring between time and genre with, say, the Gangloffs...