put a few new ones in my 100 disc cd changer:
nin – ghosts. as usual, the production on this is awesome, and its a double pack. mad outboard processing going on here. trent has been letting loose in the studio with atticus ross, adrian belew, and alessandro cortini. i read an interview with cortini and he said “when you buy gear there’s always a feeling of guilt, but when you go to trent’s place, you don’t feel guilty anymore.” the liner notes have cool pics of tons of analogue gear and pedals. sounds like he loves the brooklyn made Death by Audio D-pedals. and then there are the gentle moments, even at times reminding me of tortoise. i wonder what McEntire thinks of this one..
philip glass – glassworks. i got this for a dollar on a recent digging trip in the west palm beach area. it was just us and of course some japanese dudes. anyways this record is just good for practicing trombone to. my boy giancarlo took a class with Philip at SUNY Purchase (aka SUNY Poor-choice aka PUNY Circus) and said glass was a prick. reminded me of years ago when I interviewed Steve Reich and he was a prick too. but i still think koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi are masterpieces.
because you can’t be serious all the time. this is a great one to blast in the kitchen, plus i got it in austria.
i found a german radio interview with the Hof and they asked him: “Is this true you always wear black?”
and the Hof’s answer was beautiful: “I tour a lot, I’m always in airplanes, and you get dirty, so that’s why i wear all black. ”
jandek – the myth of blue icicles. another great one to blast in the kitchen. Jandek’s 52nd studio album proves he is unstoppable. His lyrics are the key here and usually i don’t even like lyrics. He always has amazing album titles which kind of ring in your head as you listen… and that guitar !
jonny l – magnetic. After listening to Jandek’s drumless compositions its time to fire up the beats. I got this cd at Etherea on Avenue A. At Etherea you can always find mint cd copies of albums you once had on cassette and lost. This gem is from 1998 and still bangs hard. His synth sounds are just dark and bad ass, like growling with lots of body, not like this flat distorted plug in laptop crap that i hear a little bit too much of nowadays. The only reason I would hope for a drum n bass comeback is cause some of the production back then just schools current producers.
darker my love – 2. I had the pleasure of meeting up with Dave Cooley after he mastered my record out in LA, and he slid me this promo. The back of the CD clearly says: Produced by Dave Cooley. at the time he was a little stressed cause Beck was gonna be releasing Modern Guilt, beating him to the punch at press with the psych rock thing. but i think Darker My Love comes in a little headier, richer, and leans more on a My Bloody Valentine/Ride/Beach Boys/Janes Addiction tip. Anyways the album just came out 3 days ago you should buy it.. they included extensive liner notes and they are doing a 180 gram LP with bonus track.