Tuesday, September 01, 2020

The best of the last 12 months can be a good soundtrack...

Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)
Edgar Froese - Ages
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
The Clash - London Calling
Simple Minds - Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call
Focus - Focus III
David Sylvian - Gone To Earth (Remaster)
Shaw - Orange
Radio.String.Quartet - In Between Silence
Phronesis - We Are All
Rihm - Klavierwerke 1966-2000
Various Composers - Fromm Music Foundation : Twentieth Century Composers Series
A Winged Victory for the Sullen - The Undivided Five
Cosmic Ground - Cosmic Ground V
Roll The Dice - Born to Ruin
William Fitzsimmons - Mission Bell
Tangerine Dream - In Search Of Hades - The Virgin Recordings 1973 – 1979
Melanie De Biasio - Lilies
The Weeknd - After Hours
Max Richter - Voices
King Crimson - The Elements - 2019 Tour Box
Szymanowski - Szymanowski: Complete Piano Music
The Undisputed Truth - The Collection
Various Artists - C.Sides Compilation 2006
Holmboe - The Complete String Quartets
Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith - Songs From the Bardo
Sparks - A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip
Taylor Swift - Folklore
Hound Dog Taylor's Hand - Hound Dog Taylor's Hand Vol II
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Complete Original Mahavishnu Orchestra Columbia Albums Collection
Luke Howard Trio - The Shadow
65daysofstatic - replicr, 2019
We Lost The Sea - Triumph and Disaster
Fiona Apple - Fetch the Boltcutters
Max Richter - Max Richter - Voyager: Essential Max Richter
Rush - Vapor Trails Remixed
Joe Harriott - Abstract
Phish - Sigma Oasis
Rammstein - Untitled
GoGo Penguin - GoGo Penguin
DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age
Herman Van Veen - Neue Saiten
Various Composers - Shutter Island OST
Slow Meadow - Happy Occident
Sun O))) - Pyroclasts
Lindemann - F&M
Contemplator - Sonance
Agnes Obel - Myopia
Various Artists - Neu Decade: A Compendium of Modern European Music: 1970-1979
Hawkwind - Epocheclipse


Initial listening was double LPs from 1966-1986...

Dylan to Sylvian...

Then the whole Sylvian album...

And then, as it was the end of the month yesterday, a question was asked...

"Hey Dave? You know how you acquired 87 new records in August?

Well, if push came to shove, what would be your top 10?"

"My top 10 for August would be this very dectet - and you can listen to them here!" 

And so those too were listened to...

Then, a playlist of the 120 albums which comprise each of my Top Ten Acquisitions of the month from September 2019 to August 2020...

These are the 2020 entries, including the 10 shown above already...


When I added these 120 into my recently created Top 200 playlist, it went up to 238 - meaning 38 of the 120 form the last 12 months weren't in the initial 200...


Another day of WFH...

Around tea time, a call from Sheila, mum had pressed her alarm but the alarm people could not raise her or her neighbours...

Which begs the question, why were Sheila or I expected to go when the alarm people are paid to attend...

That's for the future..

For now, I raced over in 15 minutes...

There was a "situation" but nothing untoward - mum just couldn't reach the phone to speak to the alarm people...

Again raises a question but, anyway, I sorted everything out and left her after an hour or so, with a cup of hot milk and looking a lot better than when I'd arrived...

Home for a postponed tea and then a couple of episodes of "Chuck" and then writing this up - I'd let it lie for 10 days...

Not good...

Also, I've been a bit lax in the old random LP of the day spinning...

So 8 were chosen to bring things up to date...

To bed at midnight, with Hawkwind in the cans...

Highlight of the Day : Mum being OK, kind of...

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