Friday, April 3, 2015

Shake Off The Ghosts

Went on a bit of a nostalgia trip earlier this week. Re-checked out Simple Minds' Sparkle In The Rain (the re-released, remastered double CD with accompanying b-sides) and realized some of these lyric segments I've been carrying around with me for decades in some sort of hard-to-get-to location in my brain near the recycle bin, that rear their ugly head every now-and-then but I just can't seem to place, (I always thought it was some U2 song) come from this album, "I will be there/I will be there/I will be there," from Up On The Catwalk, "I couldn't sleep a wink last night... Run till we come, until we be/speed your love to me," among others... Glad I only lost one day to this endeavor. Thought about carrying on the next day to re-check out, after nearly thirty years, Sons and Fascination & Sister Feelings Call, both of which I remember listening to on a dubbed cassette of on a Walkman(!), whilst taking over a friend's paper-route during the dark cold months of January-March. Anyway, the music shines, a funky, synthy, albeit '80s shine, but Jim Kerr's voice just won't stop. It seems as though he's singing all the way through each song, front and center, giving these songs a sort of claustrophobia that could have been avoided, and as some poor-mans version of Bono, to make things worse. But as a teenager growing up in the American midwest, this album was everything to me for a short while. And all that being said, re-hearing the last song, the instrumental, "Shake Off the Ghosts" nearly gave me goosebumps. What a timeless beauty.


Bitchin bajas – transporteur LP/CS (hands in the dark 24) may 2015
Valet – Nature (Kranky 195) 2015
Howling Hex – butterfly/party shoes 7” (drag city 622) 2015

Cherubs - 2 Ynfynyty (Brutal Panda Records 27) march 2015

New this week:

Mountains – You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever vol. 11 (Parallel One b/w Parallel Two) 7” (geographic north) march 2015

Missed (still interested):

The sexual objects – marshmallow (eyelids in the rain) January 2015
The sexual objects – cream split up 10” (Instrumental versions) (eyelids in the rain) January 2015
Reinhard voigt – rachanee 12” (kompakt 320) December 2014
Tm404 – skudge white 088 12” (skudge 008) November 2014


Swervedriver – I Wasn’t Born To Lose You (Cobraside) March 2015
Mark gardner & robin Guthrie – universal road + ‘the places we go’ CDs (soleil apr├Ęs minuit 1501/1502) march 2015
Leandro Fresco – El Reino Invisible (Kompakt Pop Ambient 1) march 2015
Vetiver – Complete Strangers (Easy Sound 1) march 2015
Federico Durand - Musica Para Manuel (Hibernate 58) march 2015
Klangwart – Transit (Staubgold 133) February 2015
William basinski – cascade (2062) march 2015
Ilyas Ahmed – I Am All Your Own (Immune 035) march 2015
Simple Minds – Sparkle In The Rain [Deluxe Edition] (Universal Music Group 060253797350) march 2015
Post – Man Rayzarek b/w Everybody Wants Me Now (bandcamp_self released) November 2014
Stromboli – Stromboli (Maple Death Records 002) February 2015
Lawrence – Manhattan 12” (Smallville 41) march 2015
Roman Flugel – Sliced Africa (Dial 69) march 2015
Reinhard voigt – rv 01/rv 02 12” (kompakt kx 01) january 2015
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress (Constellation) march 2015
Eternal Tapestry – Lolo Pass Drifters (Thrill Jockey 388) February 2015
Biosphere Deathprod – Stator (Touch 99) March 2015
Julian Cope – Trip Advizer-The Very Best Of Julian Cope 1999-2014 (Lord Yatesbury 10) January 2015
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – FACT mix 485 (February 2015)
Va – as we were away (Nous Magazine) November 2014
Grateful Dead – The Best of (Grateful Dead/WEA) march 2015

Older stuff:

Julianna Barwick - Rosabi (Dead Oceans 096 dig 1)
Sohrab – between strangers (touch ts15) February 2013
Post – Cavalcade (We Can Still Picnic 10) November 2012

From rick:

Chick Synth mix 2015