Bill Callahan “Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle” - “Jim Cain”
Autumn came and Callahan sounds good. Everything sounds good when you can close windows and you’re not forced anymore to listen to all-the-children-from-neighbourhood-gathered-in-a-playground-and-grooving-with-a-pict. Anyways, there’s always something missing in Callahan’s music. It has a lot of empty space, because it’s all about his voice and not about his music, but he could use composition and performance little bit more, because his voice itself is sometimes not enough to keep listeners focus for more than 20 minutes.5 ♥ // Reblog // permalink
Those psychedelic band names from 60’s! (my favourite is Ultimate spinach)
Yet another psych-classic. I like this live version. It has nice raw rock vitality, almost like Grand Funk Railroad or Sweet Smoke. Where are good rock drummers nowadays?1 ♥ // Reblog // permalink
I love Henry Threadgill.
His music is often described as free jazz, but it’s highly composed. He has incredible ability to mix abstract and crazy jazz with lyrical and narrative compositions. I like “Rag, Bush And All”, because it’s like listening to avant-garde jazz and some progrock suite at one time. Henry always has great drummers.
I’m dreaming of his Zoids on vinyl.12 ♥ // Reblog // permalink
The Allman Brothers Band “At Fillmore East” - “Hot ‘Lanta”
I fell in love with this album when I was teenager. Now I’m far away from hippie-blues music and I can’t stand their studio albums. But I still like “At Fillmore East”. It’s relaxed, drums are little loose, guitarists are great. It sounds as if they all were playing without any pressure.1 ♥ // Reblog // permalink
David Bowie ”Rock Galaxy” - “Lady Stardust”
This one is funny. It’s german 2 lp compilation with lamest cover ever, really. As a matter of fact it’s just “Hunky dory” on 1st lp and “The rise and fall of Ziggy..” on 2nd lp. Great condition, good pressing, great sound. Cheap as chips, again.1 ♥ // Reblog // permalink
Pete La Roca ”Basra” – “Basra”
One of my favourites. Beautiful and relaxing, but not simple nor dull. You don’t need smooth crap to relax with jazz.
I have Blue Note 1995 reissue. Sounds fantastic.4 ♥ // Reblog // permalink
Emerson, Lake & Palmer “Emerson, Lake & Palmer” - “The Three Fates”
Their first and probably the best. Maybe “Pictures at an Exhibition” is better, but it’s not their music. One of most important bands in history of progressive rock, had lots of clones, none as good as original. They did lots of things that make people hate prog-rock - mostly they did a lot of wanking. Emerson was the lead wanker, and “The Three Fates” is his piece. One can hear here, that not only he was polishing his ego with great passion, but also he was a great musician with great musicality.
Released by Manticore. Sounds great. Cheap as chips.1 ♥ // Reblog // permalink
Genesis “Foxtrot” - “Watcher of the Skies”
For me this album is a dress rehearsal for their best - “Selling England by the Pound”. Not as complete, but with great moments and with coxcombical impetus which makes their music so addictive. Genesis is only with Gabriel.2 ♥ // Reblog // permalink
Pharoah Sanders “Black Unity” - “Black Unity”
For tough ones. Crazy and furious. After apocalyptic climax on first side, there’s beautiful, abstract, droneish part which begins with piano solo and which I like the most.8 ♥ // Reblog // permalink