Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Record Scores - Quality Over Quantity Edition

Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions 2xLp (Constellation)
Tony Allen - A Tribute To Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers 10" (Blue Note)
Timeline - Forever Forward 12" (4evr 4fwrd)
Peaking Lights - The Fifth State Of Consciousness 2xLp (Two Flowers)
Pustostany - 2012 12" (Sweet Rot)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Record Scores - This Yard Sale Is Going To Be Dope! Edition

Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus Lp (Brownswood)
William S. Walker - Variations On The Proud Bird Theme 10" (Continental Airlines)
V/A - Sensate Silk Cs (100% Silk)
Brokeback - Illinois River Valley Blues Lp (Thrill Jockey)
Marco Eneidi, William Parker, Dennis Charles - Vermont Sprint 1986 Lp (Botticelli)
DNA - Last Live At CBGB's CD (Avant)
Alton Miller - Bring Me Down 12" (Sound Signature)
3 Chairs - Three Chairs 2 12" (Sound Signature)

Shamek Farrah - First Impressions Lp (Superfly)
Valerie June - The Order Of Time Lp (Concord)
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society - Simultonality Lp (Eremite)
Octo Octa - Where Are We Going EP 12" (Honey Soundsystem)
The Frank Cunimondo Trio - Introducing Lynn Marino Lp (Music On Vinyl)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Ocular Optometrical: Best Films of 2016

I saw 124 films released in 2016:
10 Cloverfield Lane / The 13th / 31 / The Accountant / The Alchemist Cookbook / Arrival / The Autopsy Of Jane Doe / Bad Santa 2 / Band Of Robbers / Batman: Bad Blood / Batman The Killing Joke / Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusader / Batman V Superman: The Dawn Of Justice / Beyond The Gates / The Binding / Blair Witch / The Boy / Captain America: Civil War / Carnage Park / Complete Unknown / Dark Signal / Deadpool / Demolition / Demon / Desierto / Doctor Strange / Don't Breathe / Don't Think Twice / Eddie The Eagle / Electra Woman And Dyna Girl / Elle / The Evil That Men Do / The Family Fang / Fences / Flock Of Dudes / The Fundamentals Of Caring / Ghostbusters / The Girl On The Train / Goksung [The Wailing] / Good Kids / Green Room / Hail, Caesar! / The Handmaiden / Hell Or High Water / Hidden Figures / High-Rise / Holidays / How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town / Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell / The Hunt For The Wilderpeople / Hush / I, Daniel Blake / Imperium / In A Valley Of Violence / Into The Forest / Intruders / The Invitation / Jack Goes Home/ Jason Bourne / Julieta / Jungle Book / Keanu / Kill Your Friends / The Last Heist / Little Sister / Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World / The Magnificent Seven / Manchester By The Sea / Marauders / Mark Of The Witch / Mascots / Mechanic: Resurrection / Microbe et Gasoil [Microbe And Gasoline] / Midnight Special / Mi Gran Noche [My Big Night] / Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates / The Mind's Eye / Moana / The Monster / Moonlight / Morgan / My Scientology Movie / National Lampoon Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead / Neerja / Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising / The Neon Demon / The Nice Guys / Night Of The Living Deb / Nina Forever / No Stranger Than Love / The Ones Below / Operation Avalanche / Ouija: Origin Of Evil / A Perfect Day / Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping / Rahsaan Roland Kirk: The Case Of The Three Sided Dream / The Red Turtle / The River / Rogue One: A Star Wars Story / Shangri-la Suite / Shin Godzilla / Silence / Space Cop / Stakeland 2 / Swiss Army Man / Tallulah / Tale Of Tales / Tank 432 / Term Life / They Look Like People / Tickled / Toni Erdmann / Too Late / Train To Busan / Trespass Against Us / Under The Shadow / Weiner-Dog / Where To Invade Next / The Witch / X-Men: Apocalypse / Yoga Hosers / Your Name / Zootopia

My favorite films of the year:
01. The Witch
02. Silence
03. Demon
04. Zootopia
05. The Nice Guys
06. Green Room
07. I, Daniel Blake
08. The Handmaiden
09. The Red Turtle
10. Shin Godzilla

Honorable Mentions: Manchester By The Sea / Toni Erdmann / The Alchemist Cookbook / Moonlight / Hail, Caesar! / Microbe et Gasoil / Neon Demon / Elle / Operation Avalanche / Goksung [The Wailing]

Monday, January 9, 2017

Record Scores - Winding The Doomsday Clock Edition

Tredici Bacci - Amore Per Tutti Lp (NNA Tapes)
Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci - Live At WFMU Cs (NNA Tapes)
Friedrich Gulda - Gulda Jazz Lp (Musical Heritage Society)
Stuart Phillips And His Orchestra - Harry Revel's Music From Out Of Space Lp (MGM)
Sylvan Esso - ST Lp (Partisan)
Mountain Man - Made The Harbor Lp (Partisan)
The Dylan Group - If I Had Been Able 12" (FatCat)
Scha Dara Parr ‎– 偶然のアルバム 2xLp (Eastworld)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Record Scores - Kleptocrat Edition

Ramsey Lewis - Funky Serenity Lp (Columbia)
Geetas - Paroled 12" (U Records)
Artifacts - That's Them (Clean) Lp (Atlantic)
Duane And Co. - Hardcore Jazz 12" (Dance Mania)
C. Scott - The Pittsburgh Diaries 12" (Lumberjacks In Hell)
Freddie McCoy - Spider Man Lp (Prestige)
Ui - Match My Foot (D Mix 2) 7" (Soul Static Sound)
Scanner - Hollowhead 7" (Soul Static Sound)
Fridge + D - Indeguise 7" (Soul Static Sound)
Ellis Island Sound - #7 Goes East 7" (Static Caravan)
Reggie Dokes - New York EP 12" (Psychostasia)
V/A - Lovers Rock No. 10 12" (Lovers Rock)
John Patton - Understanding Lp (Blue Note)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Record Scores - Tally The Votes Edition

First Cosins Jazz Ensemble - For The Cos Of Jazz Lp (Capitol)
Quartette Tres Bien - Kilimanjaro Lp (Decca)
Kaidi Tatham - The Extrovert City 12" (2000 Black)
Peaking Lights Acid Test - Spacewalking 12" (Golf Channel)
Javonntte - Mind Over Matter 12" (Sistrum)
Kaidi Tatham - Freedom School DJ Series Vol. 3 12" (Freedom School)
Nausea - Vocal Expression 7" (Manufactured Recordings)
Valerie June - Pushin' Against A Stone Lp (Concord)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Record Scores - Delayed Gratification Edition

Sheefy McFly - Edward Elektro 12" (Mahogani)
Hailu Mergia & The Dahlak Band - Wede Harer Guzo 2xLp (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Hailu Mergia & The Walias - Tche Belew Lp (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Courtney Melody - Ninga Mi Ninga Showcase Lp (Dub Store)
Theo Parrish - Sketches Pt. 1 12" (Sound Signature)
Theo Parrish - Sketches Pt. 3 12" (Sound Signature)