…..news letter #722 – Eve…..

Well, if you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping by now, I’d say you are pretty much screwed. But given the last couple of weeks around the shop, I think everyone is going to have a rather merry morning tomorrow. This is our last list of the year so I’ll keep it short. Obviously no new arrivals, instead we’re going to share our favourite releases of the year. I also want to thank everyone who reads these lists and comes to the shop and still BUYS music in a brick and mortar store. It still blows my mind that I’m able to unlock the door and sit behind that counter every day selling records to such great customers and call that my job. Happy Holidays to all of you and your family!

Our hours over the holidays will be….

Thursday Dec 24 11 – 4
Friday Dec 25 closed
Saturday Dec 26 11 – 5
Thursday Dec 31 11 – 4
Friday Jan 1 closed

…..picks of the year…..

…..Kris’ Tops of 2015…..

…..New Releases…..

Berrocal/Fenech/Epplay: Antigravity (Blackest Ever Black)
Coil: Backwards (Cold Spring)
Alessandro Cortini: Forse 3/Risveglio (Important/Hospital)
Steve Hauschildt: Where all is Fled (Kranky)
Kenney/Kang/Park: At Temple Gate (Weyrd Son)
Ksiezyc: Rabbit Eclipse (Penultimate Press)
Luxury Apartments: s/t (Dead Cert)
Dean McPhee: Fatima’s Hand (Hood Faire)
Abul Mogard: Circular Forms (Ecstatic)
Mutamassik: Symbols Follow (Discrepant)
Not Waving: Voices (Not Waving)
Jim O’Rourke: Simple Songs (Drag City) LP
Kurt Stenzel; Jodorowsky’s Dune OST (Cinewax)
Matt Valentine: Midden Mound (Golden Lab)
White Birch: Weight of Spring (Glitterhouse)

…..Reissues…..

Alessandro Alessandroni: Industrial (Dead Cert)
Algarnas Tradgard: Framtiden at ett Svavande Skepp… (Subliminal Sounds)
Loren Connors: Airs (Recital)
Dettinger: Intershop (Kompakt)
Ariel Kalma: Le Temps Des Moissons (Wah Wah)
Ksiezyc: s/t (Penultimate Press)
Mariah: Utakata No Hibi (Palto Flats)
Keith Mlevhu: The Bad Will Die (Strawberry Rain)
OST: The Holy Mountain (Finders Keepers)
Popol Vuh: Nosferatu (Wah Wah)
Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians (Nonesuch)
Masahiko Sato: Belladonna (Finders Keepers)
Six Organs of Admittance: Dust & Chimes (Holy Mountain)
Sun City Girls: Torch of the Mystics (Abduction)
Michael Yonkers: Grimwood (Nero’s Neptune)

…..James’ Tops of 2015…..

…..New Releases…..

Royal Headache: High (What’s Your Rupture)
Radioactivity: Silent Kill (Dirtnap)
Alessandro Cortini: Forse 3/Risveglio (Important/Hospital)
Not Waving: Voices (Not Waving)
Fist City: Everything is a Mess (Transgressive)
Jom Comyn: Black Pits (Bart)
Viet Cong: s/t (Flemish Eye)
Jim O’Rourke: Simple Songs (Drag City)
MV & EE: Alpine Frequency (Feeding Tube)
Natural Snow Buildings: Terror’s Horns (Ba Da Bing)

…..Reissues…..

Neurosis: Times of Grace (Relapse)
Unwound: Empire (Numero)
Maki Asakawa: s/t (Honest Jon’s)
Lee Hazlewood: Very Special World of Lee Hazlewood (Light in the Attic)
Buzzcocks: Another Music in a Different Kitchen (Parlaphone)
Besombes/Rizet: Pole (Gonzai)
Amanaz: Africa (Now Again)
Paki-Visnadi: Imaginary Choreography (Antinote)
Stringtronics: Mind Bender (Fifth Dimension)
Big Black: Atomizer (Touch & Go)

…..Nora’s Tops of 2015…..

Yannis Kyriakides/Andy Moor: A Life A Billion Heartbeats (Discrepant)
Loren Connors: Blues- The ‘Dark Paintings’ of Mark Rothko (Family Vineyard)
Not Waving: Voices (Not Waving)
Dean McPhee: Fatima’s Hand (Hood Faire)
Kawabata Makoto: Astro Love & Infinite Kisses (VHF)
The Love Machine: Electronic Music to Blow Your Mind By (Wah Wah)
Keith Mlevhu: The Bad Will Die (Strawberry Rain)
Jean-Claude Vannier: L’enfant Assassin Des Mouches(Finders Keepers)
Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix Heule: Colonial Donuts (Palilalia)
Sunburned Hand of the Man: Mind of a Brother (Feeding Tube)
The Electronic Hole: S/T (Radich)
Tatsuya Nakatani: Confirmation (Taiga)
White Eyes: S/T (Numero)
Besombes/Rizet: Pole (Gonzai)
Ellen Fullman: The Long String Instrument (Superior Viaduct)

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