Plenty of gold in this week’s haul, and not much better than the Duane Pitre album whose sleeve is posted above – a truly excellent record that I must admit I missed when it was released a few months back.
Elsewhere, another plug/link to that Frank Ocean track, and a prompt to download the first track from the new Thurston Moore/Keith Wood/John Moloney/Samara Lubelski configuration, Chelsea Light Moving. There’s an amazing archival find in the shape of a big Laurie Spiegel retrospective: a new name to me, but one I’d vigorously recommend for those of you interested in that whole electronic composition/kosmische process.
And while I keep hyping the forthcoming Six Organs album in tandem with Comets On Fire (check this track leaked at NPR: http://www.npr.org/2012/06/26/155705361/summer-music-preview-premieres-from-cat-power-avett-brothers-grizzly-bear-and-mo), Ben Chasny has made a very different and very good jam record with Lisbon’s Gala Drop.
Plenty more goodness here, too, as you can probably work out. I’ll try and blog about Damon Albarn’s “Dr Dee” show tomorrow: my first opera, I think, since the Gavin Bryars/Atom Egoyan show that must be 15 years ago now…
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1 Blues Control – Valley Tangents (Drag City)
2 Lynyrd Skynyrd – Last Of A Dyin’ Breed (Roadrunner)
3 Chelsea Light Moving – Burroughs (http://www.matadorrecords.com/matablog/2012/06/22/tell-us-about-your-new-band-thurston-moore/)
5 Frank Ocean – Pyramids (https://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-24th-uncut-playlist-of-2012)
6 Dinosaur Jr – Bet On Sky (PIAS)
7 Six Organs Of Admittance – Ascent (Drag City)
8 Dan Deacon – America (Domino)
9 Rhyton – The Emerald Tablet (Three- Lobed)
10 Laurie Spiegel – The Expanding Universe (Unseen Worlds)
11 Mark Knopfler – Privateering (Mercury)
12 The Fresh & Onlys – Long Slow Dance (Souterrain Transmissions)
13 Ben Chasny/Gala Drop – Broda (Gala Drop)
14 Andre Popp – Le Coeur En Fête (Wah Wah)
15 Duane Pitre – Feel Free (Important)
16 John Cale – Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood (Double Six)