I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.
In addition to big scores at the thrift shops, I headed up to Vancouver, BC to visit Sikora’s Classical Records before it closed down for good.
- ASIAN KUNG-FU GENEARTION, Hometown
- Wayne Horvitz, Those Who Remain
- Alarm Will Sound, Modernists
- Anton Webern, Complete Webern (Pierre Boulez)
- Bob Mould, Workbook
- Cocteau Twins, Heaven or Las Vegas
- DJ Shadow, The Private Press
- Fugazi, Instrument Soundtrack
- George Antheil, Symphony No. 4 ‘1942’ / Symphony No. 5 / Over the Plains (John Storgårds, BBC Philharmonic)
- ISIS, Panopticon
- John Adams, Absolute Jest / Grand Pianola Music (Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony)
- John Rutter, Requiem
- mclusky, mclusky do dallas
- The Dillinger Escape Plan with Mike Patton, Irony Is a Dead Scene
- The Mars Volta, De-Loused in the Comatorium
- Tweet, Southern Hummingbird
- yMusic, Balance Problems
- Soundtrack, Star Wars: A New Hope
- Soundtrack, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
- Soundtrack, Wolf Hall: Tudor Music
- Giovanni Palestrina, Missa Papae Marcelli / Missa Brevis
- The Sonny Clark Memorial Quartet, Voodoo
- William Byrd, Mass for Five Voices / Mass for Four Voices
- Witold Lutoslawski, Concerto for Orchestra / Funeral Music / Venetian Games
- Witold Lutoslawski, Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2
- Witold Lutoslawski, Symphony No. 3
- Kate Bush, Remastered in Vinyl IV
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I forgot to include a few titles from the last round-up.
U2, Songs of Innocence, Oct. 14
Yeah, I’m old enough to have actually downloaded this album from the iTunes, and yes, I know exactly who U2 is. Giving away an album for free can really backfire if the album in question doesn’t spur a fan to buy a physical copy. I may drop the cash because Songs of Innocence is better than No Line on the Horizon. Unfortunately, it’s as forgettable as anything the band has produced since the end of the last century.
MONO, The Last Dawn, Oct. 28
MONO, Rays of Darkness, Oct. 28
I’m rather glad MONO has finally realized that their orchestral sound can only go so far, and I look forward to hearing the reportedly rawer sound. But two albums?
… And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, IX, Nov. 4
What can I say? I’m a sucker for the grandeur.
Fugazi, First Demo, Nov. 11
As a latecomer to Fugazi, the news of a release of music I’ve so far not yet encountered is pretty much equivalent to saying it’s a new album.
And these releases just hit retail:
John Luther Adams, Become Ocean
Part of me was really tempted to catch the premiere of this work by the Seattle Symphony, but I’m not as familiar with John Luther as I am with John Coolidge. NPR First Listen previewed the album, and skeptic though I may be of accolades — including a Pulitzer — this one was well deserved.
yMusic, Balance Problems
I think my fascination with New Amsterdam Records has cooled off a bit, but the label still grabs my attention from time to time. This collection includes pieces by Nico Muhly, Timo Andres and Sufjan Stevens. What? No Bryce Dessner or Richard Reed Parry?
Tags: and you will know us by the trail of dead, fugazi, john luther adams, looking ahead, mono, u2, ymusic