…..news letter #879 – end18…..

Well folks, that’s a wrap! Well, more or less. That’s it for the year as far as new release updates anyway. We’ve had a lovely year here slinging wax and chatting about tunes with all the wonderful folks that come in and buy records from us and keep the doors open and the lights lit. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season filled with food, drink, family, friends and killer tunes.

Just a couple of things to note as the year winds down….

Holiday hours…

Dec 24th – 12 – 4
Dec 25th – Closed
Dec 26th – 11 – 5 —- SALE!!!!!!!!!
Dec 31st – 12 – 4
Jan 1st – Closed

Don’t forget about the Rega Turntable sale that is going on right now as well….

Rega RP1 – $399 (reg $449)
Rega Planar 1 – $449 (reg. $599)
Rega Planar 2 – $599 (reg. $799)
Rega Planar 3 – $1299 (reg. $1499)
Rega Planar 6 w/ Exact Cartridge – $1999 (reg. $2499)
Rega Planar 6 w/ Ania Cartridge – $2199 (reg. $2799)

This sale is on while supplies last! Stock is dwindling, so if you are thinking about picking something up, or hoping someone will pick something up for you, best not to wait too long!

Annnnnnd if you didn’t have a chance to come down, we still have our 50% off crates out for the time being, so come have a dig and save save save!

Oh ya… and if you follow us on Instagram, you know we bought some amazing used stuff in the last few weeks. If you don’t follow us on Instagram, WHY NOT?! And now you know.


…..Staff Year End Lists…..

Kalie’s Top 10
Joseph Shabason – Anne
Francesca Belcourt – Buds
Terekke – Improvisational Loops
Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop from Europe 1980-1991
Saada Bonaire – S/T (reiusse)
Nicholas Krgovich – “Ouch”
Khotin – Beautiful You
Sandro Perri – In Another Life
Popera Cosmic – Les Esclaves
Junglepussy – Jp3

Ian’s 2018 top whatever in no particular order…

German Army – More Bitter Fruit (see also: Terroir Place, Kowloon Walled City, Mangas Colaradas, Nepumoceno Cortina)
Drew McDowall – The Third Helix
Exek – Ahead of Two Thoughts
Special Interests – Spiralling
Kali Malone – Cast Of Mind
Puce Mary – The Drought
Wetware – Automatic Drawing
Ethan Bokma – Love Beyond All Worlds
È-LG – Vu Du Dome
Riccardo Sinigaglia/Maurizio Abate – Dialoghi Nel Vuoto
Sunken Cheek – Humiliation
Mary Jane Leach – (f)lute songs
Ron Morelli – Disappear
Corporate Park – Causality Violation
Potter Natalizia Zen – Shut Your Eyes on the Way Out

Bailey’s Top 10

Nils Frahm – All Melody (Erased Tapes)
Thundercat/OG Ron C/DJ Candlestick – Drank (Brainfeeder)
The Caretaker – Everywhere At The End Of Time Stage 4 (History Always Favours The Winners)
The Body – I Have Fought Against It But I Can’t Any Longer (Thrill Jockey)
Milo – Budding Ornithologists Are Weary Of Tired Analogies (Ruby Yacht)
Michael Price – Tender Symmetry (Erased Tapes)
Jay Glass Dubs – Plegnic (Ecstatic Recordings)
Abul Mogard – Above All Dreams (Ecstatic Recordings)
Federico Albanese – By The Deep Sea (Neue Meister)
Olafur Arnalds – Re:member (Mercury KX)

James Top Stuff

Pusha T – Daytona ←–Number one for sure, the rest are in very loose order
Stephen Malkmus & Jicks – Sparkle Hard
Breeders – All Nerve
Beak – >>>
Sleep – The Sciences
Hot Snakes – Jericho Sirens
No Problem – Let God Sort em Out
Protomartyr – Consolation
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel
Mind Spiders – Furies
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!
Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs
Spiritualized – And Nothing Hurt
Kikagaku Moyo – Masana Temples
Cat Power – Wanderer

Good year for old cats but honestly the best record I heard this year was INXS – Kick
All the ambient shit was good but sounded like the same record

Some Reissue stuff

Haruomi Hosono – Cochin Moon
Greg Sage – Straight Ahead
This heat – all them shits
Ted Lucas – s/t
Actually tons of good stuff this year so I’ll stop here

Kris’s Tops…
In no real order

Top 10…
Sarah Davachi: Let Night Come on Bells End the Day (Recital)
Black Merlin: Kosua (Island of the Gods)
Beak>: >>> (Temporary Residence)
Joseph Shabason: Anna (Western Vinyl)
Kilchhofer: The Book Room (Marionette)
Abul Mogard: Above All Dreams (Ecstatic)
Kali Malone: Cast of Mind (Hallow Ground)
Pendant: Make Me Know You Sweet (West Mineral)
Dedekind Cut: Tahoe (Kranky)
Mary Jane Leach: (f)lute Songs (Modern Love)

Runners Up…
Drew McDowall: The Third Helix (Dais)
Tim Hecker: Konoyo (Kranky)
Kikagaku Moyo: Masana Temples (Guruguru Brain)
OST: Mandy (Invada)
Sarah Davachi: Gave in Rest (Ba Da Bing)
Tropical Fuck Storm: A Laughing Death in Meatspace (Joyful Noise)
Zacht Automaat: Memory of the World (Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe)
Caterina Barbieri: Born Again in the Voltage (Important)
Oh Sees: Smote Reverser (Castle Face)
Jon Hassell: Listening to Pictures: Pentimento Vol. 1 (Ndeya)
Kamasi Washington: Heaven & Earth (Young Turk)
William Selman: Musica Enterrada (Mysteries of the Deep)
Vanessa Amara: Manos (Posh Isolation)
Dean McPhee: Four Stones (Hood Faire)

Norm Chambers: Idea Region (Muzan)
Alison Cotton: All is Quiet the Ancient Theatre (Bloxham Tapes)
Rafael Anton Irisarri: El Ferrocarril Desvaneciente (Umor Rex)
Lee Noble: Ashenden (Muzan)
Ethan Bokma: Love Beyond All Worlds
German Army — all 50 of em.
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement: Red Any Genesis (Hospital)

David Axelrod: Song of Innocence/Songs of Experience/Earth Rot (Now Again)
International Harvester: Remains (Silence) Box
Coil Presents Black Light District: A Thousand Lights in a Darkened Room (Dais)
Mkwaju Ensemble: Mkwaju (WRWTFWW)
Haruomi Hosono: Cochin Moon (Light in the Attic)
Vox Populi!: Magiques Creations (Emotional Rescue)
Taj Mahal Travellers: August ’74 (Aguirre)
Kuniyuki Takahashi: Early Tape Works 1&2 (Music From Memory)
Wire: Chairs Missing (Pink Flag)
Roberto Musci/Giovanni Venosta: Urban & Tribal Portraits (Soave) Water Messages on Desert Sand (RER)

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