Purchase log, 2022-05-24

[Toy Matinee - Toy Matinee]

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.

Catalog

CD
  • Circle Jerks, Group Sex / Wild in the Streets
  • Faith No More, Songs to Make Love to
  • Jascha Heifetz, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov: Violin Concertos
  • Lyle Lovett, Anthology, Vol. 1: Cowboy Man
  • Lyle Lovett, Pontiac
  • Oleta Adams, Circle of One
  • Scritti Politti, Provision
  • Soundtrack, The Gospel at Colonus
Vinyl
  • The Cars, The Cars

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Toy Matinee, Toy Matinee

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Purchase log, 2022-05-17

[Ryuichi Saksmoto - Discord]

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.

Catalog

CD
  • Bell Biv Devoe, Poison
  • De La Soul, Timeless: The Singles Collection
  • Fatboy Slim, You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
  • George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue / Concerto in F / American in Paris (Andre Previn; London Symphony Orchestra)
  • Laibach, Let It Be
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven, Complete Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1 (Jascha Heifetz)
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven, Complete Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (Jascha Heifetz)
  • Manu Chao, Clandestino
  • Randy Travis, Old 8×10
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto, Discord (Untitled 01)
  • Spiritualized, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
  • Takács Quartet, Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 / Smetana: String Quartet No. 1
  • VAST, Visual Audio Sensory Theater
  • Yo-Yo Ma, Cello Concertos from the New World
Vinyl
  • Isaac Stern, Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 / Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso / Ravel: Tzigane

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Looking ahead, June-July 2022

[The Linda Lindas - Growing Up]

UA, Are U Romantic?, May 27

This EP finds UA going back to a more pop sound, very reminiscent of HORIZON.

The Lindas Lindas, Growing Up, June 3

This album is already available on streaming services, and it’s a burner.

Patty Griffin, Tape, June 10

Patty Griffin’s debut album, Living With Ghosts, was pretty much her demo tape. I admit I haven’t followed Griffin since the mid-2000s, but I am curious to see more of her lo-fi side.

… And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, XI: BLEED HERE NOW, July 15

… Trail of Dead was the last rock show to which I attended before SARS-CoV2 slammed the world shut. It feels like yesterday.

Ty Herndon, Jacob, July 15

Ty Herndon has been talking up this album since before writing and recording had finished. He’s a mainstream singer at heart, so I’m not expecting a makeover on the level of Emmylou Harris’ Wrecking Ball. But he does seem to be swinging for the fences on this one.

Perfume, PLASMA, July 27

The pandemic has really messed up my sense of time. FUTURE POP was released in 2018, and I saw Perfume in concert the following year. Like the … Trail of Dead album, it doesn’t seem that long ago.

Vinyl

Cracker, Cracker, May 27

Cracker’s self-titled debut album turns 30 years old in 2022, and the album hasn’t see a vinyl reissue in all that time.

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Purchase log, 2022-05-10

[Utada Hikaru - ULTRA BLUE]

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.

Catalog

CD
  • Aaron Jay Kernis, Second Symphony / Musica Celestis / Invisible Mosaic III
  • Cibo Matto, Viva! La Woman
  • Elliott Carter, Night Fantasies / Piano Sonata (Charles Rosen)
  • Julian Lloyd Webber: Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto / Honegger: Cello Concerto (Yan Pascal Tortelier, English Chamber Orchestra)
  • Leif Segerstam, Symphonies Nos. 9 and 12 / Monumental Thoughts (Staatsphilharmonie Rhineland-Pfalz)
  • Melanie C, Northern Star
  • Michael Jackson, Dangerous
  • Samuel Barber, Capricorn Concerto / A Hand of Bridge / Intermezzo from Vanessa (Marin Alsop, Royal Scottish National Orchestra)

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Utada Hikaru, First Love
  • Utada Hikaru, Distance
  • Utada Hikaru, DEEP RIVER
  • Utada Hikaru, ULTRA BLUE
  • Utada Hikaru, HEART STATION
  • Utada Hikaru, Fantôme
  • Utada Hikaru, BAD Mode

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Purchase log, 2022-05-03

[Alban Berg - Alban Berg Collection]

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.

New Releases

Vinyl
  • Pixies, Live from Coachella

Catalog

CD
  • Alban Berg, Alban Berg Collection
  • Ice-T, O.G. Original Gangster
  • The Dream Syndicate, Days of Wine and Roses

Reissues

Vinyl
  • DEVO, Oh, No! It’s Devo
  • The Cure, Pornography

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Purchase log, 2022-04-26

[Bell Biv Devoe - Poison]

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.

New releases

Vinyl
  • Electronic, Remixes 1989-1992
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Altered Reels

Catalog

CD
  • Giya Kancheli, Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7 (Jansug Kakhidze, Tsibilsi Symphony Orchestra)
  • Glenn Gould, Bach: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra Nos. 1-5 and 7
  • Glenn Gould, Consort of Musicke by William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons
  • Glenn Gould, Bach: English Suites, BMV 806-811
  • Glenn Gould, Bach: French Suites, BMV 812-817 / Overture in French Style, BMV 831
  • Glenn Gould, Bach: Goldberg Variations, BMV 988
  • Glenn Goud, Gould / Shostakovich / Poulenc
  • Glenn Gould, Gould Plays and Conducts Wagner
  • Glenn Gould, Live in Leningrad
  • Glenn Gould, Live in Salzburg and Moscow
  • Glenn Gould, Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. I
  • Glenn Gould, Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. II
  • Glenn Gould, Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 78 and Op. 106
  • Glenn Gould, Handel: Suites for Harpsichord / Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier II
  • Glenn Gould, Bach: Toccatas, BMV 910-916
  • Glenn Gould, Bach: Two- and Three-Part Inventions
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Luciferan Towers
  • Glenn Gould, Gould Meets Menuhin
  • MC Solaar, Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo
  • Paul Hindemith, Mathis der Maler / Symphonic Metamorphoses (Karl Anton Rickenbacher, Bamberger Symphony)
  • Rhiannon Giddens, Tomorrow Is My Turn
  • Thelonious Monk, The Complete Blue Note Recordings
  • The Donnas, Get Skintight
  • The Pretenders, Pretenders II
Vinyl
  • Norah Jones, Come Away with Me
  • Outkast, Aquemini

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Bel Biv Devoe, Poison
  • Childish Gambino, Kauai
  • Dillinger Escape Plan, Dissociation
  • Everlast, Whitey Ford Sings the Blues
  • Everything But the Girl, Night and Day
  • Handsome Boy Modeling School, So … How’s Your Girl?
  • James Blake, Covers
  • Maria Callas, Pure
  • Melanie C, Northern Star
  • U2, A Celebration

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Looking ahead, May-June 2022

[Soundtrack - Bubblegum Crisis]

MONO, My Story, Buraku Story, May 27

No doubt this documentary soundtrack is not going to depart greatly from MONO’s already cinematic sound.

Prince and the Revolution, Live, June 28

Is it awful for me to be more interested in the Revolution than Prince himself?

Steve Reich, Reich/Richter, June 10

Will we get a full effect of this score without the visual component that goes along with it?

John Adams, Collected Works, July 1

I already have Earbox. I shouldn’t need this boxed set, and yet …

Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Sept. 16

Who would have though an album rejected by one Warner label, then streamed on the Internet before being picked up by another Warner label, would necessitate a lavish boxed set 20 years later?

Vinyl

Soundtrack, Bubblegum Crisis, Vols. 1-8, June 29

Bubblegum Crisis was a pretty awesome cyberpunk series that set the bar for awesome anime theme songs, but the scores for these eight episodes were no slouch.

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Purchase log, 2022-04-19

[Tim McGraw - Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors]

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.

Catalog

CD
  • All, Percolater
  • Claude Debussy, Suite Bergamasque / Pour le Piano / Estampes / Images (Zoltán Kocis)
  • Daft Punk, TRON: Legacy
  • Franz Josef Haydn, String Quartets, Op. 77, Nos. 1-2 (Kodály Quartet)
  • Georges Bizet, Carmen
  • Laurie Anderson, Live at Town Hall, New York City, September 19-20, 2001
  • Orgy, Vapor Transmission
  • Percy Grainger, Dished Up for Piano, Vol. 1 (Martin Jones)
  • Sergei Prokofiev, Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (Vladimir Krainev; Dmitri Kitaenko, Radio Sinfonie Orkester Frankfurt)
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Rapture
  • ‘Til Tuesday, Voices Carry
  • Tim McGraw, Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors

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Purchase log, 2022-04-12

[Information Society - Hack]

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.

New releases

Vinyl
  • Midnight Oil, RESIST

Catalog

CD
  • Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde
  • Cave In, Antenna
  • Frederic Chopin, Impromptus (Murray Perihia)
  • Human League, Greatest Hits
  • Kraftwerk, Autobahn
  • Kraftwerk, The Man-Machine
  • Kraftwerk, Techno Pop
  • Misia, Mother Father Brother Sister
  • Rush, Moving Pictures
  • Squarepusher, Music Is Rotted One Note
Vinyl
  • Faith No More, Album of the Year
  • Information Society, Hack

Reissues

CD
  • Tyler the Creator, Call Me If You Get Lost

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Purchase log, 2022-04-05

[Cocco - Prom]

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.

New releases

CD
  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, Planet Folks
  • Cocco, Prom

Catalog

CD
  • Front 242, Back Catalogue
  • I Am the World Trade Center, Out of the Loop
  • Icehouse, Man of Colours
  • Moby, Ambient
  • Tim McGraw, Greatest Hits
  • Tobias Picker, The Encantadas (Sir John Gielgud, Christoph Eisenbach, Houston Symphony)

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