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  1. Various - Dub Affairs Vol. 1 -- a dub techno compilation from Rohs Records, but leaning a bit more towards the dub sound than the usual. "Name Yer Price" lossless download from Bandcamp. --Geoff
  2. The Virtual Conductor - Aquarelle -- one bloke and his synths creating an orchestral sound (with some vocalists for the choral parts). Kinda sounds like Oldfield or Vangelis going symphonic in parts. "Name Yer Price" lossless download from Bandcamp. --Geoff
  3. The Lucksmiths - Where Were We? -- got this odds-n-sods compilation CD yesterday for $1. Aussie acoustic jangle pop, with wry lyrics typically featuring an awkward protagonist, kinda like a Nick Earls novel set to music. Typical: "I had nothing to do, and you had nothing to do with me". Genius. --Geoff
  4. Lucky to get a copy ... I think the various 3xLP editions sold out in about 3 seconds. Lovely packaging. --Geoff
  5. The Legal Matters - Conrad -- listening to this power-pop album via the band's website here. A great mix of Matthew Sweet and Teenage Fanclub and The Raspberries and Icecream Hands, with fantastic harmonies. This album seems to be a CD/LP release only, and although the media is cheap (LP US$10, CD US$5), the shipping from the USA is expensive. So sticking (for now) to the vocals-only mix available as a "Name Yer Price" lossless download from Bandcamp here, and basking in those sweet, sweet harmonies. --Geoff
  6. Various Artists - A Strangely Isolated Place: Full Circle -- a compilation spanning 10 years of ASIP. US$10 for the lossless download from Bandcamp (or US$5 if you use the code 'halfcircle' before July 1). From the blurb: "The end result isn’t a compilation of rarities, b-sides or label exclusives that you may have expected at a typical ten year milestone. Instead, it’s a compilation of music that has helped define ASIP as many people know it today. From drone and space ambient; to shoegaze inspired guitars; nostalgic electronica and melodic synthesizer music, Full Circle presents many of the elements that have been captured over the past ten years on A Strangely Isolated Place." --Geoff
  7. I've got this one ... a great listen: Markus Reuter featuring SONAR and Tobias Reber - Falling for Ascension -- long spiky grooves, not unlike latter day King Crimson actually (not unusual since Markus Reuter plays in some bands with Tony Levin). --Geoff
  8. Wot I got from a quick ninja to the book fair during me lunch break: Steely Dan - Aja -- MCA, made in Japan, smooth case, no barcode, check the weird hub in the middle. Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates -- Warner Bros, West Germany, Target. --Geoff
  9. Sam Rosenthal with Nick Shadow and Steve Roach - The Gesture Of History -- a mix of viola (from Mr Shadow) and atmospherics (from Mr Roach). Sometimes the viola is is more prominent, sometimes the synth washes are more prominent. Kinda like a David Darling or Aaron Martin or Julia Kent album with a bit more drone. "Name Yer Price" lossless download from Bandcamp. --Geoff
  10. Philippe Entremont - Ravel: The Complete Works For Solo Piano -- kicking back after a day of grubby toil with this 3xLP set. I recall that I got it in Utah, when a record store was offloading classical albums and box sets for $0.10 each. Those were the days. --Geoff
  11. I didn't even get the email ... pity ... need a new universal remote. --Geoff
  12. They probably do! Of course, gotta find one first, and there will be fold marks, so .... --Geoff
  13. Elton John - Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy -- I've never heard this album before but got the West German DJM CD on the weekend and spinning it now ... what a great album! I think it came out in 1975 between two big singles (Philadelphia Freedom and Island Girl) so it kinda slipped out of public memory a bit quickly. A bit more sombre and acoustic and autobiographical than the albums surrounding it. I'd love to get the cover art as a poster for my room. --Geoff
  14. Onya, Mondie. I have not yet found any AC/DC Japan for Oz CDs in the wild, lo these many years. But I live in hope. --Geoff
  15. Jack Hertz & Cousin Silas -- Time Spinners -- this is a single 50 minute track, with a Floydian bass line snaking over some spacey keys. Part of the Aural Films discography. "Name Yer Price" lossless download from Bandcamp. --Geoff
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