Purchase log picks, June 2021

[Paul Moravec - Tempest Fantasy / Mood Swings / B.A.S.S. Variations / Schrezo]

The Highwomen, The Highwomen

I picked up a Highwaymen album from the thrift shop a while back, and despite Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson all showing up on the same album, the sum of its parts fell short of a whole. The Highwomen do a far better job in that regard.

Paul Moravec, Tempest Fantasy / Mood Swings / B.A.S.S. Variations / Scherzo

My first encounter with Paul Moravec was at an internship for the label Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI). The label reissued some Moravec recordings in its catalog on CD, and I got a free copy. Most of the promos I got during my internship were starkly downtown or uptown — the distinction back in the 90s between the young-ish minimalists and their older dodecacophanists. Moravec stood out because he was tonal af and made no bones about it. I lost that disc over the course of a few moves, but I remembered his name.

The Neptunes, The Neptunes Present … Clones

I bought this compilation when it first came out because I really liked what Pharrell and Chad Hugo were doing in the studio. But I had no clue about hip-hop history, so a lot of it went over my head. I had to sell it for cash during leaner times, but I picked it up again at the thrift shop.

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Purchase log, 2021-06-08

[The Neptunes - The Neptunes Present ... Clones]

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

  • Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood and Jason Isbell, Live at the Shoals Theatre


  • Aaliyah, One in a Million
  • Dilated Peoples, The Platform
  • Giacomo Puccini, Madama Butterfly
  • Martha Argerich, Chopin: The Legendary 1965 Recordings
  • Mstislav Rostropovich, Rostropovich: The Russian Years – Shostakovich Cello Concertos
  • Paul Moravec, Tempest Fantasy / Mood Swings / B.A.S.S. Variations / Scherzo (Trio Solisti)
  • Paul Moravec, The Time Gallery / Protean Fantasy / Ariel Fantasy (eighth blackbird)
  • Steven Mackey, Heavy Light (Mosaic)
  • The Neptunes, The Neptunes Present … Clones
  • The Velvet Underground, White Light / White Heat

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