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Purchase log, 2020-04-20

[Soundtrack - Tonari no TOTORO]

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
  • Air, Moon Safari
  • Atmosphere, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
  • David Lanz, Cristoferi’s Dream
  • Grace Jones, Slave to the Rhythm
  • Morgan Wade, Reckless
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees, Through the Looking Glass
  • Wang Chung, Mosaic
Vinyl
  • Soundtrack, Tonari no TOTORO (My Neighbor Totoro)

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Purchase log picks, February 2021

[Maxi Priest - Bonafide]

Big Pig, Bonk

I read about Big Pig when I was a teen-ager, but none of the record stores in Honolulu would carry Bonk. So when I spotted the album at the thrift shop, I picked it up. Singer Sherine Abeyratne is the big draw here, but a band with up to 5 drummers makes quite a sound. The album was released in 1988, so expect a lot of post-new wave.

Control Machete, Artillería Pesada, Presenta …

When rock en Español started getting traction in the US at the start of the 2000s, the genre was nearly pigeon-holed by rap-rock groups fashionable at the time. I drove to Dallas on a whim to catch the first Watcha Tour, and the evening was dominated by hip-hop and electric guitars. By the time Control Machete took the stage, I was getting worn.

So it’s my bad to have dropped the ball on this album.

Cocco, Kuchinashi

Cocco’s music let in a lot more sunshine after the birth of her son, but on this album and its predecessor, some of the storminess from her early work is creeping back in.

Test Pattern, “This Is My Street”

I so want the entire Test Pattern concert to be released on a physical audio medium. Yeah, I have the Documtary Now Blu Ray.

Antoine Reicha, Reicha Rediscovered, Vol. 3 (Ivan Ilić)

There are 57 variations on this 86-minute album. At various points, that theme keeps pounding at you. And yet, I feel compelled to take in all 86 minutes. Reicha really interrogates this theme, as does Ilić.

Siouxsie and the Banshees, Tinderbox

I’m an opportunistic Siouxsie fan — if I can find their albums for cheap, I’ll pick them up. I’m fond of Superstition, even if I recognize it’s probably not their best. But Tinderbox has so far convinced me why Siouxsie has a loyal following.

Soundtrack, The Crow

Rhino reissued this soundtrack on colored vinyl back in October 2020, and it sold out immediately. I was curious why, so I grabbed one of many copies on CD at the thrift shop. I understand — it’s a pretty good mixed tape of the predominate music of the mid ’90s.

Maxi Priest, Bonafide

I am old enough now not to care if you judge me for totally loving “Close to You”, but the rest of the album is actually quite enjoyable. I found myself digging it even though I’m clearly not the target market for it.

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Purchase log, 2021-02-16

[Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert]

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
  • Cabaret Voltaire, The Voice of America
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Violin Concertos 1 & 2 / Concerto for 2 Violins (Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music)
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees, Tinderbox
  • Yo La Tengo, Painful
Vinyl
  • A Taste of Honey, Another Taste
  • Eluvium, Talk Amongst the Trees
  • Keith Jarrett, The Köln Concert
  • MONO, Before the Past
  • Robbie Dupree, Robbie Dupree

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Purchase log, 2020-01-07

[Sam Amidon - Fatal Flower Garden EP]

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
  • Sam Amidon, Fatal Flower Garden EP

Catalog

CD
  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, Surf Bungaku Kamakura
  • Fantastic Plastic Machine, beautiful.
  • Old 97s, Fight Songs
  • Peter Gabriel, Us
Vinyl
  • … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
  • Gary Numan, The Pleasure Principle
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees, Superstition

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Purchase log, 2018-11-27

[Kate Bush - Rematered Part I]

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
  • Anthrax, Persistence of Time
  • Anthrax, Spreading the Disease
  • Deafheaven, Sunbather
  • Death Cab for Cutie, The Forbidden Love E.P.
  • Hüsker Dü, Land Speed Record
  • Hüsker Dü. Zen Arcade
  • Johnny Cash, At San Quentin (The Complete 1969 Concert)
  • Led Zeppelin, III
  • Mastodon, Blood Mountain
  • Mastodon, Crack the Skye
  • Mastodon, Leviathan
  • Ministry, The Land of Rape and Honey
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees, Superstition
  • The Beatles, The Beatles (White Album)
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain, Automatic
  • The Julianna Hatfield Three, Become What You Are
  • The Mars Volta, Amputechture
  • The Mars Volta, Frances the Mute

Reissues

CD
  • Kate Bush, Remastered Part 1
Vinyl
  • Bill Frisell, Nashville
  • Kate Bush, The Red Shoes
  • Madonna, Ray of Light (RSD Black Friday 2018)
  • The B-52’s, Cosmic Thing (RSD Black Friday 2018)

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