Put The Needle On The Record

I'm going on an A - Z listening trip through my record collection as I haven't played most of them in ages. Fancy coming?

Harkive 2014 - The Final Countdown - Less than 1 day to go!

harkive:

On 15th July 2014 Harkive will be collecting stories from music fans around the world. The aim is to capture for posterity a global snapshot of the way in which we interact with the sounds and technology of today, and get to the essence of what music means to us as all.

We’re now in the final…

Get harkiving y’all

Drone Logic by Daniel Avery
Bought from Piccadilly Records in Manchester, this record disrupts the alphabetical purity of my blog. I’m secretly very bothered by this.
Worth it mind.
Bought on the recommendation of my brother in law. Good stripped back, spacious and gigantic sounding house / techno, an example of which can be found here. 

Drone Logic by Daniel Avery

Bought from Piccadilly Records in Manchester, this record disrupts the alphabetical purity of my blog. I’m secretly very bothered by this.

Worth it mind.

Bought on the recommendation of my brother in law. Good stripped back, spacious and gigantic sounding house / techno, an example of which can be found here. 

Odelay by Beck
Safe to say I’m a bit of a fan of Beck - there’s more to come, but my consumption’s been patchy after this one. For me this is his high water mark (bar Sea change, which I don’t own on record and I’m quite annoyed about that) and I tried “Mutations” etc but it didn’t stick.

I think this has aged very well. Production is great. The Dust Brothers, who mackled up the musical magic on the Beastie’s Paul’s Boutique do it again here, bringing a pervasive funk to the daftness, country-wonk, and raga-ish maunder. I wonder who threw in the awesome Van Morrison loop on this, my favourite song on the LP.

Odelay by Beck

Safe to say I’m a bit of a fan of Beck - there’s more to come, but my consumption’s been patchy after this one. For me this is his high water mark (bar Sea change, which I don’t own on record and I’m quite annoyed about that) and I tried “Mutations” etc but it didn’t stick.

I think this has aged very well. Production is great. The Dust Brothers, who mackled up the musical magic on the Beastie’s Paul’s Boutique do it again here, bringing a pervasive funk to the daftness, country-wonk, and raga-ish maunder. I wonder who threw in the awesome Van Morrison loop on this, my favourite song on the LP.

Stereopathetic Soul Manure by Beck

A magic record, although it took a long time to wear on. I didn’t buy it on release, this is a repress picked up in Tempest in Birmingham.

Stereopathetic Soul Manure by Beck

A magic record, although it took a long time to wear on. I didn’t buy it on release, this is a repress picked up in Tempest in Birmingham.

There has been a reorganisation in the record room.

Mellow Gold by Beck & a second hand Audiolab 8000a which is now amplifying the heck out of my records.

What can I say about Mellow Gold? It continues to be great nearly 20 years on. For proof look here and here

I know it’s not records, but I got these Celestion DL6 speakers yesterday for £15 in a second hand shop. I’m a very happy fellow.

I know it’s not records, but I got these Celestion DL6 speakers yesterday for £15 in a second hand shop. I’m a very happy fellow.