Trying hard to disregard the fact that one record here has possibly irritated me more than anything I’ve played for a while, another nice list this week. Second Jack White track out is another keeper, and the Ililta! 12, especially, is really growing on me.
Following up from my blog on Monday about various people including Steve Gunn, another new Gunn project has been brought to my attention.
Black Dirt Studios is where a bunch of things I’ve loved have been recorded (including stuff by Jack Rose, Hans Chew, D Charles Speer and the Blues Control/Laraaji hook-up that’s been preoccupying me these past few months). Jason Meagher, who runs Black Dirt, got in touch to let us know about Natch, a new series of collaborations that he’s curating, kicking off with one between Gunn and the enduringly excellent Black Twig Pickers. There’s a teaser video up now at the Natch Tumblr, which looks great. I’ll let you know when more becomes available.
In the meantime, let’s have a look at Crazy Horse’s kit again. Strangely soothing.
1 Fucked Up – Year Of The Tiger (Matador)
2 Pretty Lightning – There Are Witches In The Woods (Fonal)
3 Big Brother And The Holding Company – Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968 (Sony Legacy)
5 Starving Weirdos – Land Lines (Amish)
6 Lightships – Electric Cables (Geographic)
7 Caetano Veloso & David Byrne – Live At Carnegie Hall (Nonesuch)
8 AU – Both Lights (Leaf)
9 Various Artists – Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-1984 (Chocolate Industries)
10 Various Artists – Belbury Poly Fact Mix (Fact)
11 Pigeons – They Sweetheartstammers (Soft Abuse)
12 Daniel Rossen – Silent Hour/Golden Mile (Warp)
14 Julia Holter – Tragedy (Leaving)
15 Ililta! – New Ethiopian Dance Music (Terp)
17 Alexander Tucker – Third Mouth (Thrill Jockey)
18 Jack White III – Machine Gun Silhouette (XL)
19 Amadou & Mariam – Folila (Because)
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