Today’s total: 1 dislike, 2 decent but not purchases.
YTD: 9 buys, 121 decent but not purchases, 120 dislikes.
On the plus side I might add Devin’s record Romancing to my buy list, which as you can see is not a frequent occurrence.
@@@ I continue to check out Devin‘s new record Romancing. You can talk about records as both music and as reflections of music business culture. At the end of the day the music you are presented with is a product of a music business culture — personally I think it’s a subculture that has been ethically corrupt from its inception and it has only worsened as money has dried up.
First as music: I thought the big single from Adele’s ’21′ was pretty great for a mainstream tune, but I thought the album faded into softer tunes as it progressed. I wanted 11 of those barnburners. Devin does with his record what I wanted from the Adele record. He cranks the tempo to start the record and he burns it up all the way through. I give respect to that.
Secondly, this is the type of record major labels should be trafficking in to rebuild themselves. If they weren’t obsessed with tween and teen music.
@@@ Zambri: House of Baasa. I’m tiring of the female vox/beats/epic rock vibe — there’s a lot of it out there. It’s fine for a tune on the radio, but a whole disc? Yikes.
@@@ Bonnie Prince Billy: The Marble Downs. A long and winding surreal and pastoral ditty. It starts out slowly and opens up in the last third of the tune. I haven’t heard a lot of Mr. Billy’s music, as he doesn’t make it readily available, but this is the first tune where I felt something as it played. Another tune, Riding, is more uptempo but the same vibe.
@@@ Black Mountain Year Zero: The Soundtrack. What was I just saying about an abundance of female vox/electronic/rock vibes? I really dug their 2006 debut which was much more of a Black Sabbath kind of thing, but they’ve reinvented themselves into the above. I spoke too soon as the electronics peel away and you get back to the rock by the third tune, which is the tune below. It’s a good tune.