Thursday, April 10, 2014

Record Scores - A Return of Taste to Flavor Country Edition

Bim Skala Bim - How's It Goin? Lp (Unsigned)
Fort Romeau - Her Dream 12" (Live At Robert Johnson)
Floorplan - Sanctified 12" (M-Plant)
L.U.C.A. - Precipizio Lp (Mondo)
Dan Shake - 3am Jazz Club 12" (Mahogani)
William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor? 3xLp (Luaka Bop)
Dego & Kaidi - Ankle Injury 12" (Eglo)
Rocket From The Crypt / Bloodthirsty Butchers 2x7" (Bacteria Sour)
Rick 'The Godson' Wilhite - Tribute & Respect 12" (Freedom School)
Amen 81 - Amen 81 7" (Self-Released)
Patrick Vasori - April Orchestra Vol. 69 Presente Fruits De La Passion Lp (CBS)
Larry Wilcox And His Orchestra - Tuff Saxes And Twangy Guitars Lp (Columbia)
Masato Minami - The Tropics Lp (Klimt)
Vladislav Delay - #5 12" ((Ripatti)
Jeedeci - Love U 4 Life 7" (Dirt Tech)
Donna Lynn Caskey - Nameless Heart CD (Cordulia)
Shel Silverstein - Where The Sidewalk Ends 7" (Columbia)
V/A - La Squale OST 2xLp (Cine Nomine)
Lalo Schifrin - Sol Madrid OST Lp (MGM)
After Hours - Lowlife Lp (Not Not Fun)
Umberto - Temple Room 12" (Not Not Fun)
Sir Stephen - Sanctuary 12" (House Of Silk)
Magic Touch - Palermo House Gang 2xLp (100% Silk)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Record Scores - Heavily Sloped Roofs Make Good Neighbors Edition

Harry Partch - The World Of Harry Partch Lp (Columbia)
Seven Davis Jr. - The Lost Tapes Vol. 1 Lp (Izwid)
Bim Skala Bim - Tuba City Lp (Ska)
V/A - Encryption Cipher Lp (Pittsburgh Modular)
Hunee - Tour De Force 12" (W.T.)
Cliff Martinez - Sex, Lies, & Videotape OST Lp (Virgin)
Jonas Reinhardt - Ganymede Lp (Constellation Tatsu)
Sawi Lieu - Pasaraya Cs (Constellation Tatsu)
Golden Donna - II Cs (100% Silk)
Torn Hawk - Through Force Of Will Cs (Not Not Fun)
Jay Daniel - Karmatic Equations 2x12" (Wild Oats)
Untitled Artist - Untitled 12" (Future Times)
The Citizen's Band - Smalltown Blues EP 12" (Tasteful Nudes)
Real Estate - Atlas Lp (Domino)
Dexter Gordon Quartet - Stable Mable Lp (Inner City)
Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Lp (Improvising Artists Inc)
V/A - Miami Bass Jams Lp (Cut It Up Def)
Michal Urbaniak Constellation - Super Constellation Lp (CBS)
Johnny Lytle - The Soulful Rebel Lp (Milestone)
Johnny Hammond - Storm Warning Lp (Milestone)
Patchworks - Dedications 12" (EDR)
Earthen Sea - Mirage 12" (Lovers Rock)
Magic Touch - Nothing More EP 12" (True Romance)
Djinji Brown - Djinji's Corner 12" (Yoruba)
Trinidad Senolia - Postcards From Strangers 12" (Yoruba)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Record Scores - Mouse Hunt Edition

Sculpture - Plastic Infinite 7" Picture Disc (Tapebox)
Seth Carter - Warrior Cry 12" (Musicality)
Galaxians - RSR-X 12" white label (Rotating Souls)
Fatima - Family 12" (Eglo)
Rob Thomsett - Yaraandoo Lp (Roundtable)
Joy Of Sound - Our Mission 12" (
Magic Mountain High - Tiny Breadcrumbs 12" (Off Minor)
Knxwledge - Kauliflower Lp (All City)
V/A - Apartment Six 12" (Apartment)
Old Head - Brainbruise 7" (Mind Cure)
Prolife - Overheated 7" (Sacred Bones)
Sun Araw - Belomancie 2xLp (Sun Ark)
Martin Denny - The Enchanted Sea Lp (Liberty)
Harry Babasin & Terry Gibbs - Pick N' Pat Lp (Premier)
Shirley Ellis - The Name Game Lp (Congress)
V/A - Spin Cycle Lp (Celluloid)
V/A - New Africa 2 Lp (Celluloid)
Zero Boys - Living In The 80's 7" (1-2-3-4 Go!)
All Dogs - Buddy 7" (Salinas)
Jen Buxton / Lincoln LeFeure - Split 7" (Poison City)
Watercolor Paintings - When You Move Lp (Plan-It-X)
Bim Skala Bim - S/T Lp (Fonograff)
Tegan And Sara - Heartthrob Lp (Warner Bros)
The Souljazz Orchestra - Inner Fire Lp (Strut)
New York All Stars And Orquesta Novel - Do The Boogaloo With Orquesta Novel Lp (Andale)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Occular Optometrical: Best Films of 2013

I saw 126 films released this year:
2 Guns / 12 Years A Slave / The Act Of Killing / Admission / After Earth / American Hustle / The American Scream / Ass Backwards / Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive / Bad Grandpa / A Band Called Death / Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 / Behind The Candelabra / Berberian Sound Studio / Black Fish / Black Rock / The Bling Ring / Blue Caprice / Blue Is The Warmest Color / The Brass Teapot / Captain Phillips / Carrie / CBGB / Clear History / Computer Chess / The Conjuring / The Counselor / Crystal Fairy / Dear Mr. Watterson / Drinking Buddies / The East / Elysium / Embrace Of The Vampire / Escape From Tomorrow / Evil Dead / For Ellen / Frances Ha / The Frankenstein Theory / Fruitvale Station / GI Joe: Retaliation / Girl Most Likely / Good Day To Die Hard / Gravity / Hangover  III / Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters / Haunter / The Heat / Hell Baby / Her / A Hijacking / The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug / How To Make Money Selling Drugs / The Hunger Games: Catching Fire / Identity Thief / In A World / Inside Llewyn Davis / Insidious Chapter 2 / The Institute / Iron Man 3 / The Incredible Burt Wonderstone / It's A Disaster / John Dies At The End / Jug Face / Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain / Kick-Ass 2 / The Kings Of Summer / The Last Exorcism Part II / The Last Stand / Lone Ranger / The Lords Of Salem / Lovelace / Mama / Man Of Steel / Metallica: Through The Never / Monsters University / Monsters Wanted / Mood Indigo: The Foam Of Days / Movie 43 / Mud / Museum Hours / Nebraska / Now You See Me / The Number Stations / Oblivion / Only God Forgives / Out Of The Furnace / Oz The Great And Powerful / Pacific Rim / Pain And Gain / The Place Beyond The Pines / Prince Avalanche / Prisoners / The Purge / Rapture Palooza / Sex, Violence & Family Values / Short Term 12 / Side Effects / Sightseers / A Single Shot / Sorority Party Massacre / The Source Family / The Spectacular Now / Spring Breakers / Stand Up Guys / Star Trek 2 / Stoker / Stories We Tell / This Is The End / The To-Do List / Thor: The Dark World / Touchy Feely / Trance / Upstream Color / Vamp U / VHS 2 / Warm Bodies / The Way Way Back / We're The Millers / White House Down / The WNUF Halloween Special / The Wolf Of Wall Street / The Wolverine / The World's End / Would You Rather / Wrong / Wrong Cops / You're Next / Zero Charisma

Best Movies Of 2013:
40. White House Down  39. It's A Disaster / 38. GI Joe: Retaliation / 37. The Lords Of Salem / 36. Side Effects / 35. The Conjuring / 34. John Dies At The End / 33. Computer Chess / 32. Upstream Color / 31. Drinking Buddies / 30. Escape From Tomorrow / 29. Sightseers / 28. The Source Family / 27. Blue Caprice / 26. Evil Dead / 25. Prisoners / 24. Stoker / 23. 12 Years A Slave / 22. Museum Hours / 21. The Place Beyond The Pines
20. Captain Phillips
19. Nebraska
18. Her
17. A Hijacking
16. In A World
15. Short Term 12
14. Mood Indigo: The Foam Of Days
13. Only God Forgives
12. Inside Llewyn Davis
11. Spring Breakers
10. Berberian Sound Studio
09. Gravity
08. Pacific Rim
07. Behind The Candelabra
06. You're Next
05. Stories We Tell
04. Blue Is The Warmest Color
03. Mud
02. The Act Of Killing
01. Frances Ha

Record Scores - Do You Know The Street Value... Edition

Denitia And Sene - His And Hers Lp (Snow Dog)
Stu Phillips - Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls OST Lp (20th Century Fox)
Pyramid Blue - Pyramid Blue In Dub 7" (Lovemonk)
Patchworks - Goes Jazz 7" (Soultronik)
Fela Kuti - Box Set 2: Ginger Baker Presents 6xLp (Knitting Factory)
Jazz Jamaica - From The Workshop Lp (Port-O-Jam)
Full Color Illustrations - S/T Lp (Enamel)
Jim Hamilton - Quarterlodeons: Jim Hamilton's $50,000 Hobby In Hi-Fi Lp (Hifi)
X-Ray - Monster Mixes 12" (Dope Folks)
Andrew Hill - Black Fire Lp (Blue Note)
The Dynatones - The Fife Piper Lp (Hanna-Barbera)
Gwen Guthrie - Padlock Lp (Garage)
The Avalanches - Ski Surfin' Lp (Warner Bros)
Big John Patton - Oh Baby! Lp (Blue Note)
George Braith - Extension Lp (Blue Note)
Grant Green - Talkin' About Lp (Blue Note)
Big John Patton - The Way I Feel' Lp (Blue Note)
Big John Patton - Let 'Em Roll Lp (Blue Note)
Jacques Loussier - Tu Seras Terriblement Gentille OST Lp (Decca)
Blaze - Can't Win For Losin' 12" (Quark)
V/A - Detour 001 12" (Detour)
Michael Longo - Funkia Lp (Groove Merchant)
Boris Gardiner - Soulful Experience Lp (Dynamic Sounds)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Record Scores - Sub Zero Wins... Friendship Edition

Jaz - Jaz 12" (Rotating Souls)
Juan Atkins & Mortiz Von Oswald - Borderland II/III Lp (Tresor)
Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek - Do You Know Otahiti? 12" (Faitiche)
Floorplan - Paradise 2xLp (M-Plant)
Torn Hawk - We Burnt Time 12" (Valcrond Video)
Kim Brown - Somewhere Else It's Going To Be Good 2xLp (Just Another Beat)
Young Marco - Untitled 12" (Camel Toe)
Earth House Hold - See Through You 12" (Peach)

Craig Peyton - Electric Vibes Lp (Sutra)
Walt Wanderley - Brazilian Blend Lp (Philips)
Moodymann - Moodymann 2xLp (Mahogani Music)

Anaxander - You Saved My Soul 12" (Dame-Music)
Dam-Funk - InnaFocusedDaze 10" (Scion Audio Visual)
Bookfa / G Sudden - Press Bookfa Press / Girls Dem Need 12" (Duppy Gun)
FunkinEven & Delroy Edwards - Untitled 12" (Apron)
Model Human - Cruise Control 12" (Pittsburgh Tracks)
Crash Smash Explode / Secret Life Of Machines - Split Lp (Bifocal Media)
The Chromatics - Ice Hatchets 7" (Gold Standard Laboratories)

Bobby Draino - Brain Drain 12" (100% Silk)
Francois Cahen - Great Winds Lp (Inner City)
Olatunji - Soul Makossa Lp (Paramount)
Barbara Roy - Gotta See You Tonight 12" (RCA)
Jesse Green - Nice And Slow Lp (EMI)
Shelly Manne - Mannekind Lp (Mainstream)
Shockwave Riderz / Bitchin Bajas - Split 7" (Volcom)
V/A - Mashin' Up The Nation Lp (Razorbeat)
Breakdown - Runnin' Scared Lp (Painkiller)
Maysa - Con La Orquestra RGE Lp (Fermata)
Savage Amused - S/T Lp (Mind Cure)
Stefano Liberati - Pricolo Negli Abissi (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) Lp (Vadim Music)
Hedzoleh - S/T Lp (Soundway)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Record Scores: As Mayorless Anarchy Dwindles To A Halt Edition

Repercussion - Repercussion Lp (Croisant)
Jack Nitzche - Blue Collar OST Lp (MCA)
Squiddly Diddly - Squiddly Diddly's Surfin Safari Lp (Hanna Barbera)
The Brother Jack McDuff Quartet - The Concert McDuff Lp (Prestige)
The New Elvin Jones Trio - Puttin' It Together Lp (Blue Note)
Antonio Carlos Jobim - A Certain Mr. Jobim Lp (Warner Bros)
The Jimmy Owens - Kenny Barron Quintet - You Had Better Listen Lp (Atlantic)
Dam-Funk & Snoopzilla - 7 Days Of Funk Lp (Stones Throw)
Sami Kamara & The Black Diamonds - Songs And Rhythms From Sierra Leone Lp (Afro Request)
The Three Sounds - Some Like It Modern Lp (Mercury)
McCoy Tyner - Song For My Lady Lp (Milestone)
V/A - Wildflowers 3 Lp (Douglas)
The Young-Holt Unlimited - Funky But! Lp (Brunswick)
Sheriff Lindo And The Hammer - Ten Dubs That Shook The World Lp (Endless Recordings)
Cosmic Eye - Dream Sequence Lp (Sound Edition)
Laurel Halo - Chance Of Rain Lp (Hyperdub)
V/A - Rebita 1° Disco Long-Play Gravado E Prensado Em Angola Lp (Analog Africa)
Egberto Gismonti - Danca Das Cabecas Lp (ECM)