...this blog captures in order the albums as I pull these gems off the shelf and groove to them .....

Saturday, April 30, 2016

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (2013)

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

lush, expansive sound already made their albums feel twice as big as they were, so an actual double album from Anthony Gonzalez

City & Colour - If I Should Go Before You (2012)

City & Colour - If I Should Go Before You  (2015)

The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come To Expect (2016)

The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come To Expect

A few years ago I heard the first Last Shadow Puppets album and could not stop playing it !    Well they are back again with a softer more contained album which I can't stop playing again !  

TLSP are the magical combo of Alex Turner and Miles Kane with producer and drummer James Ford, and Zach Dawes.

 

Elbow - The Take Off & Landing of Everything (2013)

Elbow - The Take Off & Landing of Everything

I have loved Elbow since I first heard their debut album and with every new recording they just keep getting better and better.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Steve Kuhn -Non-Fiction (1978)

Steve Kuhn  - Non Fiction
  If you are a jazz lover then I am sure you have stumbled across the wide ECM label and cast of world class musicians all produced by Manfred Eicher.    Non-Fiction is a 1978 ECM release featuring the inventive piano work of Steve Kuhn wig support by bass of Harvie Swartz, the great drumming of Bob Moses and sax, flute of Steve Slagle

 I think the cover of the album is very fitting and may be the best descriptor of the music actually.  A very bright album that seems to cut thru the wind like a comb!    Crazy eh !

 This album is also quite a workout but never gets too lost and carries themes that you will follow and pull put as the album unfolds.  Very progressive jazz influenced with top musicianship and sound quality.   Highlight for me is the 12 min tune "Alias Dash Grapey" which is an entire musical journey on its own !

Beautiful music for your ears

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Zerfas (1973)

Zerfas (1973)

  David Zerfas (drummer) only released one album that I am aware of...and what an album !   Kind of a Beatles meet the Amboy Dukes  all swirled into one jelly mass!   Progressive yes........psychedelic yes......rock yes........

The Lollipop Shoppe ‎– Just Colour (1968)

 The Lollipop Shoppe ‎– Just Colour (1968)

  As far as I know this band only released one album in their short history of making music.  They shared the same manager as the band Love and The Seeds.