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)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Record Scores: Crowd Sourcing Self Esteem Edition

Paradise 100 - The Loin King 12" (100% Silk)
Cherushii - Queen Of Cups 12" (100% Silk)
Beat Detectives - Music 2 Cs (100% Silk)
Fast Times - Body Talk Cs (100% Silk)
Sapphire Slows - Allegoria Lp (Not Not Fun)
Geraldo Vespar - New Breeze From Brazil Lp (Capitol)
Al Caiola - Sounds For Spies And Private Eyes Lp (United Artists)
Ed Thigpen - Out Of The Storm Lp (Verve)
Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa Lp (Atlantic)
Jack McDuff - To Seek A New Home Lp (Blue Note)
Don Ho And The Aliis - Vol. 2 Lp (Reprise)
Iris DeMent - Infamous Angel Lp (Plain)
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines 12" (Stark Trak)
Chakachas - Jungle Fever Lp (Polydor)
V/A - Garota de Ipanema OST Lp (Companhia Brasileira De Discos)
The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds - The Black Motion Picture Experience Lp (Buddah)
Aldemaro Romero y Su Onda Nueva - Toma Lo Que Te Ofreci Lp (Harmony / Columbia)
Dominic Frontiere - On Any Sunday OST Lp (Bell)
Sao Paulo Underground - Beija Flors Velho E Sujo Lp (Cuneiform)
Funkdoobiest - Brothas Doobie Lp (Epic)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Best Vinyl Albums Of 2013

25. Kenny Dixon Jr. - Moodyman Lp (KDJ)
[YouTube Video For "Hold It Down"]
24. Crystal Stilts - Nature Noir Lp (Sacred Bones)
[YouTube Video For "Star Crawl"]
23. Ensemble Economique / Heroin In Tahiti - Split Lp (Sound Of Cobra)
[YouTube Video of Heroin In Tahiti Performing Live]

22. Altered Gee - Rise From Yr Grave Lp (L'animaux Tryst)
[YouTube Video of Altered Gee Performing Live]
21. Blondes - Swisher 2xLp (RVNG INTL)
[YouTube Video For "Elise"]
20. Cliff Martinez - Only God Forgives (Music From The Motion Picture) 2xLp (Milan)
[YouTube Video of Scene From Film Featuring "Wanna Fight"]

19. Ducktails - The Flower Lane Lp (Domino)
[YouTube Video For "Letters Of Intent"]
18. Brokeback - Brokeback And The Black Rock Lp (Thrill Jockey)
[YouTube Video Featuring "Will Be Arriving"]
17. Maximillion Dunbar - House Of Woo 2xLp (RVNG INTL)
[YouTube Video For "Woo"]

16. Flexure - Insert Title Here Lp (OMP Recordings)
[YouTube Video of Flexure Performing Live]
15. Dexter Story - Seasons Lp (Kindred Spirits)
[YouTube Video of Dexter Story Performing Live]
14. Mary Lattimore - The Withdrawing Room Lp (Desire Path)
[YouTube Video of Mary Lattimore Performing Live With Jeff Zeigler]

13. Pharaohs - Replicant Moods Lp (100% Silk)
[YouTube Audio of "Replicant Moods"]
12. Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio - Gala Lp (12XU)
[YouTube Video For "The Nashville Sound"]
11. Trinidad Jame$ - Don't Be S.A.F.E. Lp (Def Jam)
[YouTube Video For "Female$ Welcomed]

10. Jyoti - Denderah Lp (SomeOthaShip)
[YouTube Audio For "Conmigo"]
09. Nicholas (Nick Speed) - The Beat Down Lp (Mahogani Music)
[YouTube Video Featuring "Solid"]
08. Coyote Clean Up - 2 Hot 2 Wait Lp (100% Silk)
[YouTube Video For "Awesome Luv"]

07. The Smoke Clears - Listen Lp (Further)
[YouTube Audio For "Star Shine"]
06. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - Love Has Come For You Lp (Rounder)
[YouTube Video Of Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Performing Live On Late Night With David Letterman]
05. Masayoshi Fujita - Stories Lp (Flau)
[YouTube Video For "Story Of Forest]

04. Octo Octa - Between Two Selves Lp (100% Silk)
[YouTube Audio For "So Lux"]
03. Washed Out - Paracosm Lp + 7" (Sub Pop)
[YouTube Video For "It All Feels Right"]
02. Secret Circuit - Tactile Galactics 2x12" (Beats In Space)
[YouTube Video For "Rogue Unit"

01. Night Beds - Country Sleep Lp (Dead Oceans)
[YouTube Video For "Even If We Try"]

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Record Scores - Hip Cat Edition

Land Of Light - Land Of Light Remixes 12" (ESP Institute)
Phantom Planet Outlaws & TR One - The Muscle, The Beets 12" (Apartment)
The Smoke Clears - Listen Lp (Further)
V/A - Raw Silk Vol. 1 Lp (Omega Supreme)
Interplanetary Prophets - Zero Hour 12" (Planet Mu)
Trinidad James - Don't Be S.A.F.E. Lp (Def Jam)
DJ Krush - Selections 12" (Mo Wax)
Mammane Sani Et Son Orgue - La Musique Electronique Du Niger Lp (Mississippi / Change)
The Magnetic Sounds - S/T Lp (New Records)
Oscar Young Band- Damp Circuits: The Golden Era Of Synthesizers In East Asia: Vol.1 7" (Sham Palace)
The Quartette Tres Bien - Stepping Out! Lp (Decca)
V/A - The Music Of Africa Lp (American Heritage)
Quincy Jones - In Cold Blood OST Lp (Colgems)
Alphonze Mouzon - The Essence Of Mystery Lp (Blue Note)
Martin Denny - Hypnotique Lp (Liberty)
Ray Bryant - Sound Ray Lp (Cadet)
V/A - Hugh Masekela Presents The Exciting Sounds Of Africa And Its People Lp (Chisa / Uni)
The Aliis - Hawaii Right Now! Lp (Reprise)
The Sandals - The Last Of The Ski Bums OST Lp (World Pacific)
Ellie Matt And The G.I.'s Brass - Sokah Rockey Sokah Lp (Kenellie)
Gene Bertoncini With Michael Moore - Bridges Lp (GJB)
Ipi-Tombi - Ipi-Tombi Original Stage Cast Lp (Satbel)
The Frank Cunimondo Trio - Echoes Lp (Mondo)
George Muribus - Brazilian Tapestry Lp (Catalyst)
Bitchin Bajas / Moon Duo - Split 7" (Permanent)
T.A.K. The Rhymehead -  銀河探検鬼 Remix / 描く Part1 (P-Vine)
Him - Sworn Eyes 2xLp (Bubble Core)
Eduard Artemiev - Solaris OST Lp (Superior Viaduct)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Record Scores - Hyborian Age False Flag Edition

9dw - Right On 12" (Is It Balearic?)
Kerrier District - Kerrier District 2: Robotuss 12" (Rephlex)
Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Alimawi 10" (Earth Sound)
Patchworks - Give My Love 10" (EDR)
Pharaohs - Manhunter 12" (Intercoastal Artists / Holy Mountain)
Sir Julian - The 13 Fingers Of Sir Julian Lp (RCA)
Francis Lai - Bilitis OST Lp (United Artists)
The Astronauts - Surfin' With The Astronauts Lp (RCA)
Big Band Katowice - Polish Jazz Vol. 52 Lp (Polskie Nagrania)
Anthony Williams - Spring Lp (Blue Note)
Quartette Tres Bien - Spring Into Spring Lp (Decca)
Quartette Tres Bien - Where It's At! Lp (Decca)
Crowded House - Crowded House Lp (Capitol)
Starshine - All I Need Is You 12" (Prelude)
Marshall Jefferson - The House Music Anthem 12" (Trax)
J-A Groove - Release The Tension 12" (Studio)
The Paul Simpson Connection - Treat Her Sweeter 12" (Easy Street)
Souls Of Mischief - 93 Til Infinity 12" (Jive)
Brother Jack McDuff - Check This Out Lp (Cadet)
Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill Instrumentals Lp (White Label)
Years Of Rice And Salt - Nothing Of Cities Lp (Future Recordings)
Ghost Trees - Ghost Trees 10" (Future Recordings)
Knxwledge - Klouds Lp (All City)
Black Market Brass - Big Muffler 7" (Secret Stash)
Black Deer - The Last Tortuga 12" (Emotional Response Recordings)
Dego & The 2000Black Family - Find A Way 12" (Neroli)
Mono/Poly / Knxwledge - Untitled 7" (Hit & Run)
Lerosa - Woman Flew Home EP 12" (Photic Fields)
Pittsburgh Track Authority - Allegheny Acid / Primitive Rhythms 12" (Pittsburgh Tracks)
Pittsburgh Track Authority - Haywire 12" (Work Them)
V/A - Chicago Service 2xLp (Lumberjacks In Hell)
Flexure - Insert Title Here Lp (OMP Recordings)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Record Scores - If You'd Like To Make A Call Edition

Jack McDuff - Lift Every Voice And Sing Lp (Jam)
Les Baxter - African Jazz Lp (Capitol)
Marty Wilson & His Orchestra - Jun'Gala Lp (Warner Bros)
Arne Domnerus - Jazz At The Pawnshop Lp (Proprius)
Policy - Postscript Lp (100% Silk)
Les Level - House Of Need 12" (100% Silk)
Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio - Gala Lp (12XU)
Tension - Mighty Love 12" (Azuli)
Peaking Lights - More High 7" (Mexican Summer)
Terence Parker - Why After All This 12" (JD)
Albinos - Ritual House Vol. 2 12" (Antinote)
Company Flow - Blind 12" (Rawkus)
Supersoul - Rhythm Culture EP 12" (Bottom Heavy)
Fox The Fox - Precious Little Diamonds (Shep Pettibone Remix) 12" (Epic)
Aaliyah - Age Ain't Nothing But A Number Lp (Jive)
Heltah Skeltah - Noctural 2xLp (Priority)
Joey Bada$$ - 1999 2xLp (Pro Era)
Dodos - Carrier Lp (Polyvinyl)
Jeff Lorber Fusion - Galaxian Lp (Arista)
The Diamond Head Beachcombers - Aloha From Hawaii Lp (RCA)
Noro Morales & His Orchestra - Holiday In Havana Lp (Design)
Malvicino - The Brazillian Touch Of Malvicino Lp (Decca)
The Peddlers - Three In A Cell Lp (Epic)
Spanky Wilson - Specialty Of The House Lp (20th Century / Westbound)
Walt Harper - Night Thoughts Lp (Birmingham)
Carlos Javier Beltran - Vol. 2 Lp (Zzelesta)
Big Black - Lion Walk Lp (Uni)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Record Scores - Homeland Edition

Volcano Kpache - Ooohh Weee 7" (FNR)
Jose Gonzalez And His Orchestra - Cha Cha In Ping Pong Percussion Lp (Promenade)
The 50 Guitars Of Tommy Garrett - Go South Of The Border Lp (Liberty)
Sunny Murray's Untouchable Factor - Apple Cores Lp (Philly Jazz)
Joe Gibbs - Dub Serial Lp (Greensleeves)
Perseus Traxx - A Girl Named Rebecca 12" (Chiwax)
V/A - We Play House Summer Special 2013 12" (We Play House)
BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble - Cut Out The Lights 7" (BusWax)
Santiago Salazar - New Beginnings EP 12" (Major People)
Chimp Beams - Journey To BK 12" (Concent)
V/A - Vibes Part E 12" (Rush Hour)
Circuit, Burns, & Hawk - From The Legal Pad Of... 12" (No Label)
Kev Brown - Brazil Dedication 10" (Low Budget)
Shawn J Period - The Unspoken 90's Lp (Vinyl Tapes)
AM-FM - You Are The One 12" (Dakar)
Lime - On The Grid (Re-Mix) 12" (Prism)
Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (Special 1984 Nile Rodgers Remix) 12" (Cotillion)
Bohannon - Insides Out Lp (Dakar)
V/A - A Musica De Antonio Carlos Jobim Lp (Fontana)
Donna Summer - I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley Mix) 12" (Casablanca)
Voyage - Souvenirs 12" (Power)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Record Scores - Bad Mentoring Situation Edition

Fort Romeau - Stay / True EP 12" (Ghostly)
Crystal Stilts - Nature Noir Lp (Sacred Bones)
Skinny Boys - Weightless Lp (Warlock)
Jonathan Fitoussi - Immersion Cs (VCO)
Carousel - On My Way 7" (Mind Cure)
Tiny Hearts - Stay 12" (Dirt Tech)
Omar S - Nelson County 12" (FXHE)
Jay Daniel - Scorpio Rising EP 12" (Sound Signature)
Kai Alce - World Causes EP (NDATL)
Sabre - Bali 12" (Tasteful Nudes)
Cosmic Handshakes - The Delicate Details 12" (M1 Sessions)
Beautiful Swimmers - Son 2xLp (Future Times)
Jyoti - Dendera Lp (SomeOthaShip)
The Raydios - No Expectation 7" (Secret Mission)
Gary Bartz NTU Troop - Harlem Bush Music: Taifa Lp (Milestone)
The Girls From Bahia - Revolucion Con Brasilia! Lp (Warner Brothers)
Groove Holmes - Hunk-A-Funk 2xLp (Groove Merchant)
The Dennis Coffey Band - A Sweet Taste Of Sin Lp (Westbound)
The Temprees - Lovemen Lp (We Produce)
Mary Lou Williams - A Keyboard History Lp (Jazztone Society)
Lalo Schifrin - The Liquidator OST Lp (MCA)
V/A - Wildflowers 2 Lp (Douglas)
The New Birth - Coming Together Lp (RCA)
James Moody - Feelin' It Together Lp (Muse)
Amaro de Souza & Haraldo de Oliveira - Saudades Do Brasil Lp (Peters)
Leisure Connection - Jungle Dancing 12" (No Label)
Paul Mauriat And His Orchestra - Blooming Hits Lp (Philips)
The Harold Betters Sound - Ram-Bunk-Shus Lp (Reprise)
The Girls From Bahia - Pardon My English Lp (Warner Brothers)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Record Scores - Premature Season Edition

Los Hermanos - On Another Level 2xLp (Submerge)
Devo - Hardcore Volume 2 2xLp (Superior Viaduct)
Beautiful Swimmers - New Balance 12" (Future Times)
Steve Moore - Zen Spiders 12" (Future Times)
Delroy Edwards - White Owl 12" (Long Island Electrical Systems)
Torn Hawk / Black Deer - Born To Win 12" (Long Island Electrical Systems)
Ectoplasm / Jaqkquil - Split Cs (I Had An Accident)
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light 2xLp (Constellation)
V/A - Been Here All My Days Lp (Mississippi)
Moon B - Oof 12" (PPU)
BLO - Phase 2 Lp (Strawberry Rain)
Yusef Lateef - The Diverse Yusef Lateef Lp (Atlantic)
The Terry Gibbs Quartet - Straight Ahead Lp (Verve)
Bastard - Illionois Hi-Tones Rejected 12" (Sugar And Spice)
Tito Rivera And His Cuban Orchestra - Havana Holiday Lp (Tops)
Jim Cullum's Happy Jazz Band - We've Had Mighty Good Weather As A General Thing Lp (Happy Jazz)
Quantic & Anita Tijoux - Doo Wop 7" (Tru Thoughts)
Jyoti - Optimus Prime 7" (SomeOthaShip Connect)
Willie Bobo - Uno Dos Tres 1-2-3 Lp (MGM)
McCoy Tyner - Asante Lp (Blue Note)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Record Scores: Cop And A Half Edition

Sart - S/T Lp (ECM)
The Box Tops - The Letter / Neon Rainbow Lp (Bell)
Ahmad Jamal with Voices - The Bright, The Blue & The Beautiful Lp (Cadet)
Barbara Lewis - It's Magic Lp (Atlantic)
Washed Out - Paracosm Lp + 7" (Sub Pop)
Florian Kupfer - Lifetrax 12" (L.I.E.S.)
V/A - Trust 2xLp (Other People)
Alex Burkat - Tarot 12" (100% Silk)
Aybee - New Worlds 2xLp (Deepblak)
Area - Pop Art 12" (Ethereal Sound)
Theo Parrish & Tony Allen - Day Like This 12" (Wildheart)
V/A - We Love Detroit 4 12" (We Love)
Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Blue 12" (Honest Jons)
Harry Kaapuni And His Royal Polynesians - Blue Hawaiian Waters Lp (Coronet)
Jonnie Aluani And His Orchestra - Hawaiian Interlude Lp (Spinorama)
Trinidadian Deep - Vision & Sound EP 12" (Deep Explorer)
V/A - Vibes Part F 12" (Rush Hour)
Funkinevil - Ignorant 12" (Wild Oats)
Ike Release - Dream Sequence EP 12" (M>O>S>)
Fatima - Circle 12" (Eglo)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Record Scores - Absence Is A Blessing Edition

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle Lp (Atlantic)
Bill Cosby Presents Badfoot Brown And The Bunions Bradford Funeral Marching Band - S/T Lp (Sussex)
Junie - Freeze Lp (Westbound)
Harvi Griffin - The Other Side Lp (Gryphon)
Johnny Hammond Smith - Here It Is Lp (Prestige)
The Frank Cunimondo Trio - Sagitarius Lp (Mondo)
The Horace Parlan Trio - No Blues Lp (Inner City)
Kelenkye Band - Jungle Funk 2x7" (Voodoo Funk / Cultures Of Soul)
Cosmos Universal Band - Third Eye 7" (Cultures Of Soul)
The Fabulous Fugitives And Their Review - What The World Needs 7" (Cultures Of Soul)
Jordan Valentine And the Sunday Saints - Tell Me What's On Your Mind 7" (Cultures Of Soul)
Wawa et Les Camisoles Bleues - Vaudou Coumbite Lp (Marc)
Go-Go's - We Got The Beat 7" (IRS)
Elizabeth Cotton / Marisa Anderson - KBOO Presents 7" (KBOO)
James Moody - Timeless Aura Lp (Vanguard)
Mdou Moctar - Afelan Lp (Sahel Sounds)
The Clarke / Duke Project - II Lp (Epic)
Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra - Hawaiian Magic Lp (Grand Award)
Voyage - S/T Lp (Marlin)
Voyage - Fly Away Lp (Marlin)
Jean-Luc Ponty - Cosmic Messenger Lp (Atlantic)
Shuta Hasunuma - Pop Ooga Plus 2xLp (Western Vinyl)
V/A - LWYF 05 12" (Love What You Feel)
Outside Inside / Old Head - Split 12" (Machine Age)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Occular Optometrical: Best Films Of 2012

The Movies I Saw, Released (In The U.S.) In 2012 (Total Count: 145):
2016: Obama's America / About Cherry / Alps / The Amazing Spiderman / Amour / Apartment 143 / Argo / Avengers / The Babymakers / Bachelorette / Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 / Batman: The Dark Knight Rises / Battleship / Beasts Of The Southern Wild / Being Flynn / Best Laid Plans / Beyond The Black Rainbow / Bindlestiffs / Blood, Sweat + Vinyl: DIY In The 21st Century / Bones Brigade: An Autobiography / The Bourne Legacy / Brave / Cabin In The Woods / The Campaign / Careless Love / Chronicle / Cloud Atlas / Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope / Compliance / Contraband / Cosmopolis / Craigslist Joe / Crawl / Dark Horse / Dark Shadows / Detachment / The Devil Inside / The Dictator / Django Unchained / The Do-Deca-Pentathalon / Dredd 3D / Elfie Hopkins / Excision / The Expatriate / Flight / Frankenweenie / Friends With Kids / General Education / Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance / God Bless America / Goon / Grabbers / The Grey / Haywire / Hick / Hit And Run / The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey / Holy Motors / Hotel Transylvania / Hunger Games / Imaginary Friend / The Imposter / Indie Game: The Movie / The Innkeepers / In Their Skin / Iron Sky / Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy / Jack Reacher / Jeff Who Lives At Home / John Carter / Justice League: Doom / Katy Perry: Part Of Me / Killer Joe / Killing Them Softly / Klip / The Letter / A Letter To Momo  / Life Of Pi / Lincoln / Looper / Lovely Molly / Mac And Devin Go To High School / Magic Mike / Man On A Ledge / The Man With The Iron Fists / Marley / The Master / Men In Black 3 / Moonrise Kingdom / Nazis At The Center Of The Earth / The Pact / The Paperboy / Paranormal Activity 4 / Paranorman / The Pirates! Band Of Misfits / Piranha 3DD / The Possession / Premium Rush / Pretty Sweet / Project X / Prometheus / Pusher / The Raid: Redemption / Red Lights / Rec 3 / Rise Of The Guardians / Roller Town / Rust & Bone / Safe / Safe House / Safety Not Guaranteed / Save The Date / Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden / Searching For Sugar Man / Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World / The Sessions / Seven Psychopaths / Sexual Chronicles Of A French Family / Silent House / Silver Linings Playbook / Sinister / Sleepwalk With Me / Sound Of My Voice / Skyfall / Superman Vs. The Elite / Taken 2 / Take This Waltz / The Tall Man / Ted / Thin Ice / This Is 40 / Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie / Truth Or Dare / 21 Jump Street / V/H/S / Vamps / Vampire Dog / We Need To Talk About Kevin / When The Lights Went Out / The Woman In Black / Wanderlust / West Of Memphis / Why Stop Now / Wrath Of The Titans / Wreck It Ralph / Zero Dark Thirty

The Worst Films Of 2012:
05. Cloud Atlas
04. Taken 2
03. Why Stop Now
02. Friends With Kids
01. 2016: Obama's America

The Best Films Of 2012:

20. Excision - What if Todd Solondz made gory horror movies instead of just emotionally terrifying ones? A sardonic autopsy of the rites of young adulthood.

19. Compliance - A really well made & performed film adaptation of the stranger than fiction tabloid crime. The material practically begged for a cheap & exploitative effort, but Compliance focuses on the right themes & gives weight to the proper issues.

18. Rec 3 - This Spanish first-person 'found footage' horror series has been excellently executed. After 2 atmospheric & claustrophobic entries combining zombies & haunted houses, Rec 3 lets loose with a campy, slapstick, comedy-action-horror film ala Army Of Darkness.

17. Prometheus - Despite being a mess of plot holes & squandered storytelling, the gorgeous Prometheus features enough elements of a mature science fiction tale to hold the promise of a satisfying payoff until the very last frame.

16. The Raid: Redemption - Effective, bare bones,  genre filmmaking. No extraneous backstory, subplots, or character arcs. A brilliantly simple plot promises a lot of brutal martial arts and that's what it delivers.

15. Cabin In The Woods - Drew Goddard  & Joss Whedon indulge a lot of their pet conceits that fans of Buffy The Vampire Slayer or Angel will be gleefully familar with. The real strength of the film is its ability to satisfyingly keep the viewer off balance without feeling arbitrary. I guessed a lot of the film's plot from the jump, but nobody could have told you how far it would escalate.

14. Alps - A wonderfully strange story, from the writer/director of Dogtooth, that's revealed incrementally, and never explicitly. It actually bears a lot of similarities to 2012 critical-darling Holy Motors, but this held a deeper emotional core.

13. Sound Of My Voice - Effective indie, sci-fi, drama that uses it's budget limitations to its creative advantage, simplifying the storytelling and reveling in the resulting ambiguities.

12. Indie Game: The Movie -  Excellently crafted documentary about independent video game designers that's able to tackle bigger subjects about creative endeavors and what it means to live through your work.

11. Irving welsh's Ecstasy - I haven't seen another adaptation of Irving Welsh's work since Trainspotting, but I thought this managed to capture much of the same manic energy and depicted a pack of antiheroes whose actions are repulsive but whose humanity keeps you from rooting for them to face the consequences.

10. Rust & Bone - In this age of comic book movie glut catering to our developmentally arrested population, I'm always really pleased to find movies aimed at honest-to-God adults. Two outstanding lead performances breathe life into complex characters and their equally complicated relationship. It's a film about finding dignity and understanding in lives, by choice or by fate, outside of safe convention

09. Killer Joe - William F'ing Friedkin! follows up the excellent Bug with a sweaty Texan noir full of wonderfully depraved creatures. The alpha creature is Matthew McConaughey, who is having a really fantastic renaissance as a character actor after all of his lazy womanizer roles appear to have been passed to Bradley Cooper. Here he is a shark, never pausing, never compromising, and always escalating the situation. This film easily has the most brutal and disturbing final act of any movie in 2012.

08. Django Unchained - Tarantino rubs our faces in the graphic details of American slavery and sells it to the megaplexes with cartoonish violence and comic timing. I have some trouble with the film's politics, feeling that it backed down from fully implicating white Americans in the travesty, backed down from being the righteous and angry revenge film that it needed to be. But I accept that Tarantino successfully navigated the tightrope and got his film, full of eye-opening horrors, in front of a wide audience, and not just the converted.

07. Goon - A really great surprise, a pithy indie comedy that joins Slap Shot and Strange Brew in the hockey movie pantheon. Sean William Scott delivers a charismatic performance as a dimwitted enforcer, too simple-minded to be anything but an earnest team-member & friend.

06. A Letter To Momo - A story that deftly combines weird Japanese folklore with the deeply grounded details of a young girl dealing with loss, adapting to a new environment, and growing up. The animation is lovely. It's a great blend of touching and funny. The entire movie is reminiscent of Miyazaki at his finest.

05. Seven Psychopaths - I think I laughed more during this film than any other time in 2012. It's a wonderful twisty plot full of damaged characters. Some of the finest scenery-chewers including Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell and Woody Harrelson go to town, and every second that Christopher Walken is on screen is mesmerizing.

04. Dredd 3D - Pound for pound, probably the best comic book movie to date. Everyone was justifiably scared away from this movie by the 1995 Sylvester Stalone abortion, but Peter Travis' Dredd brings the character to life like he was meant to be. In a plot eerily similar to The Raid, Karl Urban's protagonist glowers beneath his full-face helmet while dishing out judgment, sentencing, and execution to a ruthless drug lord and her minions. It's another beautifully simple and direct story with no unnecessary subplots or ancillary characters, no convoluted twists or unearned character growth. The violence is snappy, colorful, and memorable. The modest budget is on screen, including a lot of stunning slow motion 3D effects. Keep it simple stupid!

03. Amour - Ready for Michael Haneke to break your heart? The master filmmaker wastes no shots telling the story of a deeply devoted husband and wife contending with the natural adversities of growing old together. His camera never cuts away from the most difficult moments, and so it's always there to capture the fleeting instances of raw humanity.

02. The Master - Paul Thomas Anderson's long, unhurried shots create scenes that feel real and inhabitable. Loosely connecting those scenes to sketch out rich characters gives the impression of full lives, composed of monumental moments stacked atop of mundane. The Master uses those qualities to bring to life the charismatic if pompous intellectual Lancaster Dodd on his way to becoming a controlling guru and, Freddie Quell, the lost soul he is trying to mentor. I really enjoyed the challenging relationship between Quell & Dodd, and its passionate swings from compassion and anger, and the way it explored the post-war struggle to cope through drunken abandon or sober productivity. It very effectively drudged up visceral memories from my childhood that I loved being immersed in again.

01. Beasts Of The Southern Wild - This film is magical. It's filled with wild, manic joy, but its happiness is cut with anger. It's out of control and dangerous, because it's passionate and full of life. The story is fairytale like because its set outside of our familiar and structured reality, but it's a very real place, full of very real concerns. The film is ostensibly a coming-of-age story for six-year-old Hushpuppy living in the bayou, but as she narrates her and her father's story, there is a sense that she is already wise about the important things, about the deeper universal things. This film is boisterous. It put a smile on my face and left me with a lingering taste of its zeal. It's magical.

PS. I forgot to actually publish this in January 2013 when I wrote it. I just didn't finish some of the capsule reviews and got busy with other things. I've seen some more 2012 movies since, some that were really excellent, but this is still based off of the movies i'd seen up to that point, listed at the top.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Record Scores: Goin' Walkabout Edition

Cliff Martinez - Only God Forgives (Music From The Motion Picture) 2xLp (Milan)
Jimmy Smith - Groove Drops Lp (Verve)
Odell Brown & The Organ-Izers - Raising The Roof Lp (Cadet)
Zero Boys - Livin' In The 80's 7" (1-2-3-4 Go!)
Zeitgeist - (A) 7" (Mind Cure)
Polysick - Under Construction 12" (100% Silk)
EZLV / Romy - Home 12" (House Of Silk)
Cosby - Hands Together Cs (100% Silk)
James Booth - Reunion Cs (100% Silk)
Dan Hartman - Vertigo / Relight My Fire 12" (Blue Sky)
Sweet G - A Heartbeat Rap 12" (West End)
The Astronauts - Down The Line Lp (RCA)
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Yellow Magic Orchestra Lp (Horizon)
Freddie Hubbard - The Night Of The Cookers Lp (Blue Note)
Pharoah Sanders & Norman Connors - Beyond A Dream Lp (Novus)
Justice - Gime Some Lovin / Easy To Love 12" (Epic)
G.Q. - Disco Nights 12" (Arista)
Oyama  Edit / Sad Ghost - Split 12" (Rotating Souls)
Magic Mountain High - Live At Freerotation 12" (Workshop)
Floating Points - Wires 12" (Eglo)
Anaxander - The John Red Hawk Project 12" (Dame-Music)
Jordan GCZ - Crybaby J 12" (Off Minor Recordings)
Ezechiel Pailhès - Divine Lp (Circus Company)
Dirg Gerner - S/T 12" (Eglo)

Moss Icon - Discography 3xLp (Temporary Residence)
V/A - Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label 3xLp (Numero Group)
Maximillion Dunbar - House Of Woo 2xLp (RVNG INTL)
Express Rising - S/T Lp (Express Rising)
Blondes - Swisher 2xLp (RVNG INTL)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Record Scores - Fuck Anything Having To Do With Fashion Edition

Tom Scott - Rural Still Life Lp (Impulse)
Johnny Pate - Brother On The Run OST Lp (Perception)
Les Reed - Girl On A Motorcycle Lp (Get Back)
Los Atronautas (Moon People) - Land Of Love Lp (Speed)
Blue Mitchell - Graffiti Blues Lp (Mainstream)
Cro-Magnon - Great Triangle EP 12" (Jazzy Sport)
Webley Edwards & His Hawaii Calls Orchestra - Hawaii: Island Of Dreams Lp (Pickwick)
Ital - Workshop 18 12" (Workshop)
Walt Wanderley - Murmurio Lp (Tower)
Phyllis Barnes - Dedicated To The One I Love 12" (Ital International)
Sam Prekop - Pavilion OST Lp + DVD (Factory 25)
Scenic - Sage 7" (Independent Project Records)
Indian Bingo - Big Rock 7" (Independent Project Records)
The Voices Of East Harlem - Right On Be Free Lp (Elektra)
The Controllers - In Control Lp (Juana)
Marc Johnson - Bass Desires Lp (ECM)
The Tapes - You Just Can't Sleep Lp (Vertigo)
Terry Gibbs - Mallets-A-Plenty Lp (Emarcy)
Buddy Fo's New Hawaii - The Vocal Sounds Of Today Lp (Capitol)
Martin Denny - Latin Village Lp (Liberty)
Woods - Be All, Be Easy 7" (Woodsist)
Prince Jammy - Destroys The Invaders Lp (Greensleeves)
Prince Lasha Quintet - The Cry! Lp (Contemporary)
Rob Mazurek & Exploding Star Electro Acoustic Ensemble - The Space Between CD + DVD (Delmark)
No BS! Brass  - RVA All Day Lp (Electric Cowbell)
Jason Adasiewicz's Sun Room - Spacer Lp (Delmark)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Record Scores - Rent Sign Stencil Edition

The Ray Charles Singers - Slices Of Life Lp (ABC)
Oscar D'Leon Y Su Salsa Mayor - El Oscar De La Salsa Lp (Top Hits)
Case Studies - This Is Another Life Lp (Sacred Bones)
Devo - Hardcore Devo Volume 1 Lp (Superior Viaduct)
Blondie - Call Me 7" (Chrysalis)
GoGoGo Airheart - Real Live Kill...7" (GSL)
Randolph - Chips N Chittlins Lp (M1 Sessions)
Kat Epple & Bob Stohl - Sanctus Spiritus Lp (Dead-Cert)
Noleian Reusse - Airborne 12" (Black Tekno)
Omar S - Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself 4x12" (FXHE)
King Tubby's - Hometown Hi-Fi: Dubplate Specials 1975-1979 Lp (Jamaican)
Metro Area - Straight A's 2x12" (Environ)
Stone - Girl I Like The Way That You Move 12" (West End)
Wah Wah Watson - Elementary Lp (Columbia)
Jurgen Paape - Belleville 10" (Electronic Label Pool)
Cal Tjader - Mas Ritmo Caliente Lp (Fantasy)
The Lively Ones - Surf City Lp (Del-Fi)
Saheb Sarbib Quartet - Live On Tour Lp (Cadence Jazz)
Jay Hoggard - Mystic Winds, Tropic Breezes Lp (India Navigation)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Record Scores - Hott Uhhmerican Summer Edition

Lionel Hampton - There It Is Lp (Brunswick)
Pepe Jaramillo & His Latin American Rhythm - Tequila Cocktail Lp (Telemark)
Dizzy Gillespie y Machito - Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods Lp (Pablo)
V/A - Suck Lp (Independent Video)
V/A - The Savage Seven OST Lp (ATCO)
Willie Rodriguez & The International Stars - A Bunch Of Bongos Lp (Grand Award)
Chase Smith - Chase Smith 12" (W.T.)
Sabre - Sabre 12" (W.T.)
Tagwell Woods - Tagwell Woods 12" (W.T.)
Shams - Piano Cloud 12" (100% Silk)
Q-Tip - The Renaissance 2xLp (Universal)
Waajeed & The Jazz Kats - Marvin Vs WJK Lp (Bling 47)
Duck You Sucker - The Best Nice Fantastic Music Techno CS (Physics Engine)
Duck You Sucker - Of Tomorrow Cs (Physics Engine)
Yowmean - Sea Mister Cs (Physics Engine)
Pittsburgh Track Authority - Now's Tomorrow 12" (The Harmony Society)
MF Grimm - WWIII 12" (Fondle Em)
Pharaohs - Island Time 12" (ESP Institute)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Record Scores - Landed Gentry Edition

Fat Bastian - What Is Love 12" (Got2Go)
V/A - Four Seasons Vol. 1 12" (Got2Go)
V/A - Four Seasons Vol. 2 12" (Got2Go)
V/A - NDATL Special Edition 12" (NDATL Muzik)
Black Sheep - Strobelight Honey (Dave Morales Mixes) 12" (Mercury)
Bill Cosby - Hooray For The Salvation Army Band Lp (Warner Bros)
The Crimson Ghosts - 13 Creepy Songs By The Crimson Ghosts Lp (Necro-Tone)
Nkengas - Destruction Lp (Secret Stash)
Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza - Musica Su Schemi Lp (Superior Viaduct)
The Hawaiian Islanders - Enchantment From Hawaii Lp (Cameo)
Lobisomem - Onze Pedras Atiradas Lp+7" (Tall Corn Music)
Moodymann - ABCD Lp (KDJ)
Pittsburgh Track Authority - Test Press 12" (The Harmony Society)
The Crimson Ghosts - Some Kinda Hits Lp (Necro-Tone)
Octo Octa - Between Two Selves 2x12" (100% Silk)
V/A - Donor's Club Elite Mixtape Cs (100% Silk)
Lonnie Smith - Think! (Blue Note)
Ramsey Lewis - Salongo Lp (Columbia)
Webley Edwards - Island Paradise Lp (Capitol)
Don Ho - 30 Hawaiian Favorites Lp (Suffolk Marketing Inc)
Luke Leilani and His Orchestra - Hawaiian Delights Lp (Premier Albums)
Alex North - South Seas Adventure OST Lp (Cinerama)
The Beatnigs - Television 12" (Alternative Tentacles)
Tortoise - Standards Lp (Thrill Jockey)
June Of 44 - The Anatomy Of Sharkss Lp (Quarterstick)
Shelter - Quest For Certainty Lp (Equal Vision)
Blunderbuss - Conspiracy Lp (Homestead)
Loren Mazzacane Connors - The Stations Of The Cross 2x7" (Menlo Park)
Half String - Eclipse 7" (IPR)
Hanatarash - Total Retardation 7" (Vinyl Communications)
Muslimgauze - Red Crescent Part 3 7" (Vinyl Communications)
A.F.R.I. Studios - Room Service 7" (Tonschact)
Vibracathedral Orchestra - The One You Call The Ghost 7" (Tonschact)
Los Hermanos - My Mother's Guitarra 7" (Los Hermanos)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Record Scores - Heirloom Cassingles Edition

Badawi / Ladyman - Split 7" (ZamZam)
Co La - Moody Cuoup Lp (Mexican Summer)
Coyote Clean Up - 2 Hot 2 Wait Lp (100% Silk)
She & Him - Volume 3 Lp (Merge)
Terry Gibbs And His Exciting Big Band - Explosion! Lp (Mercury)
Jimmy Ponder - All Things Beautiful Lp (Lester Radio Corporation)
Johnny Mandel - Harper OST Lp (Mainstream)
Bill Evans - A Simple Matter Of Conviction Lp (Verve)
Pharaohs - Replicant Moods Lp (100% Silk)
Roland Tings - Live In Thornbury Cs (100% Silk)
Mary Lattimore - The Withdrawing Room Lp (Desire Path)
Masayoshi Fujita - Stories Lp (Flau)
Xander Harris - Snow Crash Lp (Desire)
Ensemble Economique / Heroin In Tahiti Lp (Sound Of Cobra)
Leo Addeo And His Orchestra - More Hawaii In Hi-Fi Lp (RCA)
Jeff Lorber - In The Heat Of The Night Lp (Arista)
Reggie Moore - Wishbone Lp (Mainstream)
Hal Galper - The Guerilla Band Lp (Mainstream)
Carolyn Franklin - Baby Dynamite! Lp (RCA)
Dexter Gordon & Orchestra - More Than You Know Lp (Inner City)
Oliver Nelson - A Dream Deferred 2xLp (Flying Dutchman)
Stu Phillips - Battlestar Galactica OST Lp (MCA)
Debbie Deb - When I Hear Music 12" (Jam Packed)
Jimmy Ross - Fall In To A Trance 12" (RFC)
The Earons - Hear On Earth Lp (Island)
Inner City - Big Fun Lp (Virgin)
Tracy Weber - Sure Shot 12" (RFC)
Snatch - Another Brick In The Wall 12" (Millennium Disco)
Huerco S. - Apheleia's Theme 12" (Future Times)
Three Chairs - Demigods 12" (3 Chairs)
Electric Street Orchestra - The Natives 12" (Dirt Tech)
Kyle Hall - Boat Party 2x12" (Wild Oats)
Secret Circuit - Tactile Galactics 2x12" (Beats In Space)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Record Scores - Eviction Notice Edition

Patrick Cowley - Megatron Man Lp (Megatone)
Melodia Ensemble - Concert In Bombay Lp (Мелодия)
Oliver Nelson - Leonard Feather Presents The Sound Of Feeling And The Sound Of Oliver Nelson Lp (Verve)
Joe Thomas - Make Your Move Lp (Lester Radio Corporation)
The Shades Of Love - Keep In Touch (Body To Body) 12" (Venture)

The Diamond Head Beachcombers - Hawaii Lp (Colpix)
Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Don Byas - I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 10 Lp (Curcio)

Sven Libaek - Solar Flares Lp (Votary)
Danzig - Dance Of Death 2x7" (Unholy Fashion)
Modey Lemon - Enemy 2x7" (In The Red)
Fury - Flying 7" (Hozac)
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - Love Has Come For You Lp (Rounder)
Charlie Byrd - Aquarius Lp (Columbia)
Helium Robots - Jarza EP 12" (Running Back)
Railhed - Tarantella Lp (Jade Tree)
Asa Irons - Knife Gift Debt Lp (Turned Word)
Elephant Micah / Hiss Golden Messengers - Split 7" (Paradise Of Bachelors)
Go Go Airheart / The Syncopation - Split Lp (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
Steve Moore - Horror Business Lp (Death Waltz)
Turquoise Summers - A Touch Of Turquoise Lp (Omega Supreme)
The Dub Club - Vol. 1: Signs & Wonder In Dub Lp (Stones Throw)
Herb Alpert & Hugh Masekela - Main Event Live Lp (A&M)
Norman Simmons Trio - S/T Lp (Argo)
Solo & Aura - Excursions 12" (Mo Wax)
Digable Planets - 9th Wonder 12" (Pendulum)
Kenny Cox - Clap Clap! The Joyful Noise 2xLp (Strata)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Record Scores: A Whole Day Dedicated To Record Stores Edition

Heikki Sarmanto Big Band - Everything Is It Lp (Porter)
Misled Children - The Misled Children Meet Odeon Pope Lp (Porter)
Misled Children - Peoples Market Lp (Porter)
Juma Sultan's Aboriginal Music Society - Whispers From The Archive 2xLp (Porter)
Washed Out - Within And Without Lp (Sub Pop)
Renato Pearson & JoVonn "Soundmen On Wax" 12" (Soundmen On Wax)
Miles Davis - Water Babies Lp (Columbia)
Willis Jackson - West Africa Lp (Muse)
The Roland Hanna Trio - Child Of Gemini Lp (MPS)
Fela Kuti & The Koola Lubitos - Live At The Afro Spot In Lagos 1966 Lp (B13)
Pittsburgh Track Authority - I'm A Dancer Edit / All Night Long Edit (Self-Released)
Oyama Edit / Sad Ghost 12" White Label (Rotating Souls)
Bande Apartment - Rita, Kate And You Too 12" (Apartment)
Pittsburgh Track Authority - April Boogie 12" (Rotating Souls)
9dw - Backed Up Against The Wall 7" (Jetset)
Bobby Browser - Still Browsing 12" (100% Silk)
Moon Wheel - S/T Cs (Not Not Fun)
Jonas Reinhardt - Mask Of The Maker Lp (Not Not Fun)
Xander Harris - The New Dark Age Of Love Lp (Not Not Fun)
Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 - Blood Sorrow And Tears Lp (Knitting Factory)
Surfer Blood - Demon Dance 7" (Warner Bros)
V/A - A Rough Guide To African Disco Lp (World Music Network)
King Tubby meets The Upsetter - At The Grass Roots Of Dub Lp (Greensleeves)
J Dilla - Rebirth Of Detroit Instrumentals 2xLp (Ruff Draft)
Karriem Riggins - Together Lp (Stones Throw)
Moon Duo - Circles Remixed Lp (Sacred Bones)
Sensefield - S/T Lp (Revelation)
Rhye - Open 12" (Polydor)
The Stingers - Guitars A Go Go Lp (Crown)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Record Scores - Headache My Eye Edition

Pittsburgh Track Authority - Strenf 12" (Work Them)
V/A - We Love Detroit Part 1 12" (We Love Music)
V/A - We Love Detroit Part 2 12" (We Love Music)
V/A - We Love Detroit Part 3 12" (We Love Music)
Rocketnumbernine & Four Tet - Roseland 12" (Text)
Night Beds - Country Sleep Lp (Deep Oceans)
Tortoise - Standards Lp (Thrill Jockey)
Kenny Baron - Peruvian Blue Lp (Muse)
Dynamic - Lift Me 12" (Ovum)
Henri Rene & His Orchestra - Dynamic Dimensions Lp (RCA Victor)
Bernie Green & His Orchestra - Futura Lp (RCA Victor)
V/A - Seize The Beat Lp (ZE)
Kenneth Graham - 2's Compliment EP 12" (Ovum)
Bumblebee Unlimited - Sting Like A Bee 12" (RCA)
The Frank Barber Percussion - Deep Percussion Lp (Polydor)
Monty Alexander - Here Comes The Sun Lp (MPS)
Hugh Masekela - 25 Karat Hits 2xLp (Verve)
Pete Jolly - Too Much, Baby! Lp (Columbia)
Leo Addeo And His Orchestra - Paradise Regained Lp (RCA Victor)
Extra Medium - Extra Medium EP 10" (Record Breakin)
Elephant Micah - Globe Rush Progressions Lp (Bluesanct)
Moodymann - I Guess U Never Been Lonely (KDJ)
Ben 'Cozmo D' Cenac - Cozmic House EP 12" (Thug)
APC - APC Edits Volume 1 12" (APC)
Whodat - The Recovery EP 12" (Uzuri)
Last Exit - Last Exit Lp (Enemy)
Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign - Watchin' You, Watchin' Me Lp (ChiSound)
Sonny Sharrock - Seize The Rainbow Lp (Enemy)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Record Scores - Property Of Edition

Gala Drop - S/T Lp (Gala Drop)
Clint Mansell - Stoker OST Lp (Milan)
Fort Romeau - SW9 12" (Spectral Sound)
Quartette Tres Bien - Boss Tres Bien Lp (Decca)
Suzy Q - I Can't Give You More 12" (Atlantic)
The Rolling Stones - Miss You (Special Disco Version) 12" (Rolling Stones)
Randy Sparks - Angel Unchained OST Lp (American International)
Eric Mercury - Electric Black Man Lp (AVCO Embassy)
V/A - Rebuilding Lp (Temperance)
Godfrey Hirsch - Happiness Is Lp (Coral)
V/A - False Object Sensor Lp (X-Mist)
Lift. - Discography - Lathe-Cut Lacquer (Not On Label)
Maria Minerva - Bless 12" (100% Silk)
Cankun - Culture Of Pink Lp (Hands In the Dark)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Record Scores - All Up In My Biz Edition

Psychic Ills - One Track Mind Lp (Sacred Bones)
The Holydrug Couple - Noctuary Lp (Sacred Bones)
DJ Spoko - Ghost Town EP 12" (True Panther Sounds)
Laura Lee - Women's Love Rights Lp (Hot Wax)
V/A - Street And Gangland Rhythms Lp (Smithsonian Folkways)
Beachniks - In Color Lp (Self-Released)
James Moody - The Teachers Lp (Perception)
Charles Earland - Soul Story Lp (Prestige)
Idris Muhammad - Peace And Rhythm Lp (Prestige)
John Barry - Zulu OST Lp (United Artists)
Bola Sete - Goin' To Rio Lp (Columbia)
Harry Revel - Music Out Of The Moon 10" (Capitol)
Party Of Helicopters - Abracadaver Lp (Donut Friends)
Ricky B - B Is For Bounce Lp (Sinking City)
Real Enemy - Live With The Enemy Lp (Mind Cure)
Beachniks - S/T 7" (Captured Tracks)
David T. Walker - Press On Lp (Ode)
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Reggae Hot Cool & Easy Lp (Dynamic)
V/A - Electric Ladyland Vol. 5 3xLp (Mille Plateaux)
Robert Palmer - I Didn't Mean To Turn You On (Extended Dance Mix) 12" (Island)
Michal Urbaniak's Fusion - Smiles Ahead Lp (MPS)
Touch - Me And You 12" (Brunswick)
Goldie Alexander - Show You My Love 12" (Chaz Ro)
Capricorn - Capricorn 12" (Emergency)
Houston Person - Pure Pleasure Lp (Mercury)
The Rimshots - Down To Earth Lp (Stang)
The Quartette Tres Bien - Bully! Lp (Atlantic)
The Odeon Pope Saxophone Choir - The Saxophone Shop Lp (Soulnote)
Ken Munson - Super Flute Lp (Paramount)
Dennis Coffey - Finger Lickin Good Lp (Westbound)
Jason Urick / Co La - Split 7" (Friends)
Dial 81 - Detropia Lp (UHF)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Record Scores - Street Lover Not A Fighter Edition

Sly & Robbie - Appealing Sexy 12" (Taxi)
Hugo Montenegro - Others By Brothers Lp (RCA)
John Hicks - Hells Bells Lp (Strata-East)
EPMD - Strictly Business Lp (Fresh)
Oingo Boingo - Dark At The End Of The Tunnel Lp (MCA)
Harmonium - l'heptade 2xLp (CBS)
Gamelan Semar Pegulingan - Gamelan Of The Love God Lp (Nonesuch)
Maurice Jarre - Grand Prix OST Lp (MGM)
The Main Ingredient - Bitter Sweet Lp (RCA)
Clifford Jordan - Remembering Me-Me Lp (Muse)
Tamiko Jones - Can't Live Without Your Love 12" (Polydor)
Guru - Watch What You Say 12" (Chrysalis)
Brother Jack McDuff - Hallelujah Time! Lp (Prestige)
Stargard - Wear It Out 12" (Warner Brothers)
Nine Days Wonder - The Scenery Is In Disguise There Lp (Dim Mak)
Outkast - SpottieOttieDopaliscious 12" (La Face)
Surf Teens - Surf Manai Lp (Sutton)
Marcos Valle - Previsao Do Temp Lp (Light In The Attic)
Marcos Valle - Vento Sul Lp (Light In The Attic)
Albert Mouangue and His African Ensemble - An Adventure In Rhythm 10" (Vanguard)
Theo Parrish - Sound Sculptures Volume 1 3x12" (Sound Signature)
Theo Parrish - Dance Of The Medusa 12" (Sound Signature)
O B Ignitt - Oh Jabba 12" (FXHE)
Noleian Reusse - Second Language 12" (Blak Tekno)
T.O.M. Project - Renaissance 12" (Sound Signature)
Todd Modes / Bobby Dolo - Split 12" (M1 Sessions)
Paul Hill / Nikki-O - Need Me Some U / Music 12" (Mahogani Music)
Andres - Untitled 2x12" (Mahogani Music)
Jupiter Jax - City Life '88 Cs (100% Silk)
Teleseen - Passages Cs (100% Silk)
Leech - Tusks 12" (100% Silk)
Umberto - Confrontations Lp (Not Not Fun)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Record Scores - Huffed Post Edition

Shawn Rudiman - Uplink 12" (Art)
Kassem Mosse - S/T EP 12" (Kinda Soul)
Lubin - Threshold EP 12" (Kimochi)
Takuya Kuroda - Nocturnal Leaf 7" (Concent)
Trinidadian Deep - Deep Love EP 12" (Neroli)
Ricardo Miranda presents Latin Soul Brothas - The Smooth Beatdown EP 12" (Neroli)
9dw / Smooth Tutors - Split 12" (The Harmony Society)
Blue Mitchell - Blues' Blues Lp (Mainstream)
Ennio Morricone - Once Upon A Time In The West Lp OST (RCA)
Lalo Schifrin - Cool Hand Luke OST Lp (Dot)
George Adams Quintet - Paradise Space Shuttle Lp (Timeless)
Johnny Hodges - 3 Shades Of Blue Lp (Flying Dutchman)
Jason Ajemian's Daydream full Lifestyles - Protest Heaven Lp (482 Music)
Harmonia - Live 1974 Lp (Gronland)
Daedelus / James Pants - Dublab X Stones Throw 7" (Stones Throw)
V/A - Light From Los Angeles 2xLp (Dublab)
Bastian Void - Fluorescent Bells Cs (Field Hymns)
Nodolby - Inception/Aftermath Cs (Field Hymns)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II Lp (Jagjaguwar)
Marcos Valle - S/T Lp (Light In The Attic)
Ronald Stein - Getting Straight Lp (Colgems)
J Dilla - The Lost Scrolls Vol. 1 10" (Ruff Draft)
Orlandivo - S/T Lp (Kindred Spirits)
Los Hermanos - My Mother's Guitarra 12" (Underground Resistance)
V/A - Beats & Rhyme (Hipnotech)
Agent X - In The Morning EP 12" (Planet E)
Ican - A Quien 12" (Planet E)
Vince Watson - Renaissance 12" (Planet E)
Robert Hood - Internal Empire 2x12" (M-Plant)
Nicholas - The Beat Down Lp (Mahogani)
Urban Tribe - My First Mistake 12" (Rush Hour)
Kevin Reynolds - Favis 12" (Todhchai)
Ibex - Jericho EP 12" (Greasy Grass)
Mike Huckaby - The Versatility EP 12" (Synth)
Time Line - Return Of The Dragons 12" (Underground Resistance)
M Gun - Hamnear 12" (Wild Oats)
No Knife / Nine Days Wonder - Split 12" (CoolCat Internatioinal)
El Vidal Sonido / Tokyo Montana - Split 7" (Nova)
Altered Gee - Rise From Yr Grave Lp (L'animaux Tryst)
Richie Delamore - A Collection of Folk Songs and Native Goombay Lp (Bahamian Rhythms)
Nick Drake - Demo Collection Volume One Lp (White Label)
Nick Drake - Demo Collection Volume Two Lp (White Label)
Brown Angel - Agonal Harvest Lp (Thunderhaus Ltd)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Record Scores - Snow-capped Edition

Gerald Mitchell - Groove Within The Groove 12" (430 West)
M. Geddes Gengras - Test Leads Lp (Holy Mountain / International Artists)
PTA vs Derrick Carter vs KLF - Untitled 12" (White Label)
Gerald Mitchell - Resurrection 2011 Remix 12" (GMI)
Die Kreuzen - S/T Lp (Touch & Go)
Panzram / Shoppers - Split 7" (IFB / Feeble Minds)
Karriem Riggins - Alone/ Lp (Stones Throw)
J.J. Johnson - Man And Boy OST Lp (Sussex)
V/A - Electric Ladyland III 2xLp (Mille Plateaux)
V/A - Electric Ladylan VI 2xLp (Mille Plateaux)
Lou Donaldson - Everything I Play Is Funky Lp (Blue Note)
Nathan Davis - Suite For Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lp (Tomorrow International)
Shirley Scott - Plays Horace Silver Lp (Prestige)
Isotope 217 - Who Stole The I Walkman? Lp (Thrill Jockey)
Isotope 217 - Utonian_Automatic Lp (Thrill Jockey)
Chicago Underground Duo - In Praise Of Shadows Lp (Thrill Jockey)
Chicago Underground Quartet - S/T Lp (Thrill Jockey)
Chicago Underground Duo - 12* Of Freedom Lp (Thrill Jockey)
Hopeton Lewis / Bunny General - It's Raining / Ready Fi Dance 12" (Ossie)
Sven Libaek - Inner Space OST Lp (Votary)
He3 Project - Chapter Three 2xLp (Family Groove)
Marcos Valle - Garra Lp (Light In The Attic)
Nina Nastasia - On Leaving. Lp (Fatcat)
Ginger Baker - Stratavarious Lp (ATCO)
O'Donel Levy - Windows Lp (Groove Merchant)
Hanna - Contemplating Jazz 2xLp (Track Mode)
David Caron - Fantasy On A Fantasy 12" (Mo Wax)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Record Scores - Black Cat Edition

Brokeback - Brokeback And The Black Rock Lp (Thrill Jockey)
Jeedo Filth - Make It Boom 12" (Spills)
The First Percussion Sextet - S/T Lp (RCA Victor)
V/A - Arista-Freedom Sampler Lp (Arista)
Gary Byrd And The G.B. Experience - The Crown 12" (Wondirection)
Moon Duo - Love On The Sea 12" (Sick Thirst)
The Free Design - Kites Are Fun Lp (Project 3 Total Sound)
Michael Perilstein - The Deadly Spawn OST Lp (Mondo)
Angel Olsen - Half Way Home Lp (Bathetic)
Carmen Miranda - South American Way Lp (MCA Coral)
Stu Phillips - Follow Me OST Lp (Uni)
Hugh Masekela - Home Is Where The Music Is 2xLp (Chisa)
The 3 Sounds - Black Orchid Lp (Blue Note)
The Pete Jolly Trio And Friends - Little Bird Lp (Ava)
Marvin Stamm - Machinations Lp (Verve)
Jimmy McGriff - If You're Ready Come Go With Me Lp (Groove Merchant)
Woody Shaw - Love Dance Lp (Muse)
V/A - Music From Saharan Cellphones Vol.2 Lp (Sahel Sounds)
V/A - Many Shades: The Real House Sounds Of Black Vinyl Records 2xLp (Black Vinyl)
DJ Magic Mike - House Of Magic 12" (Cheetah)
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Field Work 12" (Midi Inc)
Osunlade - Beloved (Remixes) 12" (Soul Jazz)
Ducktails - The Flower Lane Lp (Domino)
9dw / Smooth Tutors - Split (Test Press) 12" (The Harmony Society)
Oingo Boingo - Boingo Alive 2xLp (MCA)
Isaac Hayes - Truck Turner 2xLp (Enterprise)
The Quartet Tres Bien - Four Of A Kind Lp (Decca)
Astrud Gilberto - The Shadow Of Your Smile Lp (Verve)
Project Future - Ray-Gun-Omics 12" (Capitol)
Deastro - Spritle 7" (Five Three Dial Tone)
Lettercamp - Raccoon Panda 10" (Five Three Dial Tone)
Innercity - A Lion Baptism 12" (Further)
Jazz Interactions Orchestra - Jazzhattan Suite Lp (Verve)
He3 Project - Chapter One Lp (Family Groove)
Hannibal Marvin Peterson - The Tribe Lp (Kindred Spirits)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Record Scores - Tradecraft Edition

Scha Dara Parr - 5W1H 12" (WEA Japan)
V/A - 122 BPM 2xLp (Still Music)
Michael Mantler & Edward Gorey - The Hapless Child And Other Inscrutable Stories Lp (Watt Works)
Leith Stevens & Stu Phillips - The Interns OST Lp (Colpix)
LA Vampires - So Unreal Lp (Not Not Fun)
Night Beds - Even If We Try 7" (Dead Oceans)
V/A - Jende Ri Palenge 5xLp + DVD (Soul Jazz)
Father's Children - Who's Gonna Save The World Lp + 7" (Numero Group)
Benny Sings & Rednose Distrikt - Euh 12" (Kindred Spirits)
Dexter Story - Seasons Lp (Kindred Spirits)
Suns Of Arqa - Seven Lp (Arka Sound)
Ray Bryant - Up Above The Rock Lp (Cadet)
Betty Wright - Danger High Volume Lp (Alston)
David Porter - Into A Real Thing Lp (Enterprise)
Eric Thibor - Imaginations Lp (Unidisc)
Terje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack DeJohnette - To Be Continued Lp (ECM)
Alicia Myers - You Get The Best From Me 12" (MCA)
Gayle Adams - Love Fever 12" (Prelude)
Stanley Wilson - The Music From M Squad Lp (RCA Victor)
Area - Amalgam EP 12" (Kimochi)