Thursday, August 26, 2004

Last Exit + ?
Domino's release of the Junior Boys' excellent Last Exit album will be a double cd!!!! Thankfully, I didn't order the UK import.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Though pitchforkmedia refer to the list as an "indie rock shortlist prize", after reviewing the nominees it's clear that this is not restricted to indie artists. I am very happy to see A.C. Newman on the list and a few others.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Steve M is AMAZING.

ILM's Top 100 Albums of 2000-2004.
ILM's Top 100 Tracks of 2000-2004.

(sadly, I put off voting until it was too late. Made a nomination though.)
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Ice Magazine's site claims that Universal will be releasing expanded editions of Eric B. and Rakim's Paid in Full and Follow The Leader next week. Now, I know that the deluxe Paid In Full came out last year, so that part is likely an error, but I can't find anything on the web about the Follow the Leader reissue. I so hope this isn't just an error on Ice Magazine's part.
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Fans of Ekkhard Ehlers and the Boards of Canada may want to check out Kazumasa Hashimoto. I found his 2003 album, Yupi, and it's a gorgeous blend of combination of various orchestral instruments, including piano, cello, violin, flute, drums and guitars that are combined with computerized sound effects. He just released a new album, Epitaph, on Flyrecs. I haven't heard it yet, but a review on his home page suggests it's more of the same, which I would gladly welcome.
Sadly, I haven't found any North American stores that are selling either CD.
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No idea why I had such a long delay, but I'll try to get back to updating this again. I may consider getting a comments section at some point, so that if there are any readers out, I can hear from them.
Is it weird that I have checked out my own blog periodically, to see if it was updated? Man, that's pathetic.
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