Monday, 11 September 2017
From A to Z
You may remember that a couple of years ago I decided to undertake this endeavour. Now, finally, at long long last, I have acquired some shelving for my CDs and for the first time in 7 years can access them all with ease. Expect to hear periodic selections pulled from the shelves over the coming months as I reacquaint myself with a few old favourites, but for now here's a tune each from the top and the tail of the alphabetised collection.
The Accidental was a one-off side project featuring members of The Bicycle Thieves, Tunng and The Memory Band, who put out an album, 'There Were Wolves', on Thrill Jockey in 2008. If you're partial to the gentler side of Tunng, it'll be right up your street.
'Odessey and Oracle', the classic 1968 album by The Zombies will be familiar to most. My copy is the 1998 30th Anniversary Edition containing both Mono and Stereo versions. It's essential stuff, whatever version you can lay your hands on.
The Accidental - Knock Knock
The Zombies - This Will Be Our Year (Mono Version)
It's impossible to overstate the importance of Elvin Jones. The fact that he was behind the drums for the incendiary series of LPs pu...
Swedish four-piece Automatism share core members with other favourites of this parish Kungens Män and Fanatism, though their overall musi...
Michael Rother from Neu! and Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Dieter Moebius of Cluster, together trading as Harmonia, released their debut L...
I've been even further off grid than usual since Saturday. All overtime at work has been slashed and I'm reduced to bare minimum ...
Träden's musical journey began a very long time ago, in 1969, when the group formed in Sweden as Träd, Gräs och Stenar (which transla...