#270 – Cosmorama by Beautify Junkyards

I have been working in the pro audio world for almost twenty years now, so I have accumulated a decent collection for friends and colleagues whose life revolves around their listening habits, as mine generally does.  This has been one of the facilitating factors of this blog.  As hard as it is for me toContinue reading “#270 – Cosmorama by Beautify Junkyards”

#269 – Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides by SOPHIE

I have unfortunately had quite a few selections like today’s, where I am listening to an album by a great artist who has shuffled off this mortal coil in the past 24 hours.  There is a certain beauty in listening to the work of someone who has passed on.  They live on through their workContinue reading “#269 – Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides by SOPHIE”

#267 – Give ‘Em Enough Rope by The Clash

I’ve been a fan of The Clash for many years.  London Calling is definitely one of my go-to albums for all situations, as I have never gotten a bad reaction to it from anyone.  With that in mind, I was shocked to learn just how little of their catalog I am familiar with.   There areContinue reading “#267 – Give ‘Em Enough Rope by The Clash”

#266 – Madeline by Aero Flynn

Every so often, despite my increasingly lengthy to-do list of albums, I just have to outsource the selection.  Beyond the mild amount of discipline it takes to keep this project going, making the pick is the hardest part.  I have a regular rotation of people who I go to for recommendations, depending on what kindContinue reading “#266 – Madeline by Aero Flynn”

#265 – self-titled by Imarhan

Tishoumaren, or desert blues, is a style of music originating in northern Africa.  Imarhan is a desert blues quintet from Algeria.  Their name means “the ones I care about,” and they have blended elements of modern pop and rock with traditional Tuareg and Pan-African music.  They represent yet another new introduction of music from aContinue reading “#265 – self-titled by Imarhan”

#264 – Water Music by George Frederic Handel, Akademie für Musik Berlin

It’s been a shocking amount of time since I selected a classical album.  I picked this because I have a book of classical guitar pieces that I’ve been working my way through over the years, and Suite No. 1: VI: Air is one that I’ve been working on for the past few weeks.  Early inContinue reading “#264 – Water Music by George Frederic Handel, Akademie für Musik Berlin”

#263 – Folk Songs of the American Longhair by Brother Dege

I first became aware of Brother Dege when his song “Too Old to Die Young” was featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.  The distinctive sound of a resonator guitar always evokes images of the American southeast, which Brother Dege embodies perfectly.  His music is equal parts folk and Delta blues.  There’s also a slight tingeContinue reading “#263 – Folk Songs of the American Longhair by Brother Dege”

#262 – self-titled by RAMMSTEIN

Up next in this little stretch of albums from our European friends is Germany’s legendary RAMMSTEIN.  These guys are a powerhouse.  If you like heavy/industrial music, it’s extremely likely that you are familiar with at least a couple of their songs, and if you were a music fan at all in the ‘90s and ‘00sContinue reading “#262 – self-titled by RAMMSTEIN”

#261 – Vu De L’Extérieur by Serge Gainsbourg

In honor of our new president’s plans to make America the laughing stock of the developed world no longer, it feels like a good time for some music from nations that have traditionally been our allies.  If you couldn’t figure it our for yourself, today’s selection is from France, probably America’s earliest prolific ally.  TheyContinue reading “#261 – Vu De L’Extérieur by Serge Gainsbourg”