Re: Thorsday Soundoff

Author:Matt Johnsen
Date:2017-07-06 13:00:26
In Reply To:Thorsday Soundoff by BumZen
Leprous - Malina. I've had this for a couple weeks, and I've listened to very little else. This is my new favorite Leprous album. It's hardly metal most of the time, but I don't care; it's amazing. This is the big leap we all expected after Coal but didn't get with The Congregation.

Rush - Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Signals. These are all Rush albums I don't listen to often enough. I've still not developed a deep attachment to AFtK or Hemispheres (even if both are very good albums), but I love the other two dearly.

Alphonse Mouzon - Mind Transplant, In Search of a Dream. Just got the latter, which made me want to spin the former. There are few covers are awesome as Mind Transplant's!

Koen de Bruyne - Here Comes the Crazy Man! Featuring members of Placebo (the Belgian jazz combo from the 70s, not the shitty numetal band). This one is thanks to Ken, as with so many others! Thanks! Excellent funky fusion.

Raymond Scott - Restless Nights and Turkish Twilights. In a fun bit of serendipity, I brought in a few Raymond Scott discs to rip on the same day I grabbed the Rush catalog, and as most people know, Rush quoted "Powerhouse" extensively in "La Villa Strangiato." This is not the best RS comp out there, but it has a nice mix of recordings from his quintette and big band days (where most comps stick to one or the other.) The one truly essential RS comp is Microphone Music, especially as almost every song on this comp is also on Microphone Music. Fun fact: John Williams Sr (dad to the guy who wrote the Star Wars music) was the drummer in the Raymond Scott Quintette (which actually comprised six men, but Scott was a prude and wouldn't call his group a sextet.)

Paladin - Demo 2017. Good retrad from ATL.

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