March 24, 2018

Rain's 1st Quarter of 2018's Shining Gems

Jonny Greenwood's OST for Phantom Thread



"Onion" by Oakland's Shannon and the Clams is my pre-summer feel good album.


"The Hands" by Fire! sets a good dark jazz atmosphere. Don't know what it is about me lately but the "dark jazz" really gets me...


"Hades" by Constantine is some moody sit in the dark music.


As is "Alter" by Otto Lindholm (which is my favourite album of the year so far). Deep drone-y double bass haunted house shit...


The Various Artists compilation "In Death's Dream Kingdom" is just what you'd expect and I dig it...



...and GODDAMN, the new Yo La Tengo album "There's A Riot Going On" brings back the mellow Yo La Tengo that I fell in love with many years ago. Some banal lyric writing but that's forgivable...


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On the cusp: Mount Eerie's "Now Only" but it's too much like Mount Eerie and not enough new and I find myself listening to it in the same way that I'll mindlessly eat an entire bag of Annie's cheddar bunnies without taking any pleasure from the act...

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Big Disappointment: "All Nerve" by the Breeders. A few seconds of that old familiar hooky sound in an hour of chasing the ghost. Walk away, Kim. Walk away...

3 Comments:

awmercy said...

That Fire! song is amazing. Immediately went out and bought the album.

awmercy said...

I see Fire! on Rume Grammofone. Are you a fan of label-mates Motorpsycho? I stopped tracking them around 2002, but it looks like they've kept releasing killer albums.

Rain Hiawatha Kernytsky said...

MMMmmm...Motorpsycho. Yes, I'm hip to them AND a fan!