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Adam Leonard – Nature Recordings

Author: Colin | Published: 29/7/12

Adam Leonard - Nature Recordings

Adam Leonard - Nature Recordings

Adam Leonard - Nature Recordings

Adam Leonard - Nature Recordings

Adam Leonard - Nature Recordings

Adam Leonard - Nature Recordings

Adam Leonard - Nature Recordings

Adam Leonard - Nature Recordings

Adam Leonard - Nature Recordings

Artist Adam Leonard
Title Nature Recordings
Label The Northwestern Series
Year 2012
Design Artwork by Dom Cooper
Music Acoustic songs
Also The image of the tower on the cover reminds me of the ruined and overgrown windmills visible when navigating the Norfolk Broads. It’s a resonant image that captures something about Adam Leonard’s haunted music. If you’re a fan of the work of Tyneham House or The Hardy Tree, then do give this a listen. You can buy Nature Recordings for the tiny sum of £10 here.

Here’s Adam’s description of the release:

This is the first release by the label. Each package contains: a compact disc in a recycled kraft card inner sleeve with rubber stamp titling; four seasonal ‘Tower’ inserts – risographs printed on recycled card with soya ink; dried Hydrangea petals from my garden; a letterpressed, hand-numbered insert by Phil McMullen of the Ptolemaic Press – all housed in a custom gold text ‘Northwestern Series’ green cardboard carton from Conifer Handmades.

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Squarepusher – Ufabulum

Author: Colin | Published: 14/7/12
Previous Miles Davis and Gil Evans – The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings Next Adam Leonard – Nature Recordings

Squarepusher - Ufabulum

Squarepusher - Ufabulum

Squarepusher - Ufabulum

Squarepusher - Ufabulum

Squarepusher - Ufabulum

Squarepusher - Ufabulum

Squarepusher - Ufabulum

Squarepusher - Ufabulum

Squarepusher - Ufabulum

Squarepusher - Ufabulum

Artist Squarepusher
Title Ufabulum
Label Warp
Year 2012
Design LED imagery by Tom Jenkinson; Design by Nick Robertson; Photography by Donald Milne and Nick Robertson
Music Ravetronica
Notes For Tom Jenkins aka Squarepusher’s umpteenth album after something of a sabbatical, he returns mainlining a potent visual cocktail of disco cyborg by way of Giorgio Moroder and Daft Punk. It’s a winning combination that I can’t imagine tiring of any time soon. This is the limited edition vinyl box which comes with a live CD. It’s worth the extra expense.

Turn the lights out and some of the cover dots glow in the dark…

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Also Another record that glows in the dark…
Listen Do watch this, it’s brilliant…

Miles Davis and Gil Evans – The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings

Author: Colin | Published: 8/7/12
Previous The Conet Project, Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations Next Squarepusher – Ufabulum

Miles Davis and Gil Evans

Miles Davis and Gil Evans

Miles Davis and Gil Evans

Miles Davis and Gil Evans

Miles Davis and Gil Evans

Miles Davis and Gil Evans

Miles Davis and Gil Evans

Miles Davis and Gil Evans

Miles Davis and Gil Evans

Miles Davis and Gil Evans

Miles Davis and Gil Evans

Miles Davis and Gil Evans

Miles Davis and Gil Evans

Artist Miles Davis and Gil Evans
Title The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings
Label Columbia
Year 1996
Design Art direction: Arnold Levine and Chika Azuma; front cover and inside photography: Don Hunstein
Music Jazz
Notes Here’s another post documenting the wonderful Miles Davis complete studio recordings boxes released by Columbia over the last decade and a half or so. The outer case of this second instalment in the series is covered in material instead of the bare metal utilised for the Miles/Coltrane. The metal spine is gold in colour and the titling embossed into it. The black and gold looks sumptuous. The liner notes are extensive and the many images of the unlikely friends wonderful. The six discs present the music of these classic collaborations remastered and and as alternate takes. As with the other boxes it’s now available incredibly cheaply in a re-released book format.
Also Miles Davis and John Coltrane – The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961
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The Conet Project, Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations

Author: Colin | Published: 1/7/12
Previous Tindersticks – Claire Denis Film Scores 1996-2009 Next Miles Davis and Gil Evans – The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings

The Conet Project

The Conet Project

The Conet Project

The Conet Project

The Conet Project

The Conet Project

The Conet Project

The Conet Project

The Conet Project

The Conet Project

The Conet Project

The Conet Project

The Conet Project

The Conet Project

The Conet Project

Artist Not applicable/anonymous
Title The Conet Project, Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations
Label Irdial-Discs
Year 1997
Design R-art; photography: Akin O. Fernandez
Music ~
Notes The Conet Project gathers together some of the most haunting and beautiful sounds I’ve had the privilege to hear. Listen via SoundCloud below, the complete SoundCloud archive can be accessed here. Download all four discs here. The quadruple four CD presentation is one of my favourite designs.

Listen alone in the middle of the night, in deepest countryside beneath the stars, in the centre of a city surrounded by crowds, in the murmuring suburbs. Be reminded of the true strangeness of the world.

Altogether now:

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69410 69410 03932 03932 42175 42175 72964 72964…

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