Thousand Yard Stares
I briefly forgot today’s date as I was uploading the files for today’s mix tape. When I realized it is almost October my thoughts shifted to my Top 100 Albums of 2016 list. I’m way behind on discovering new music. I’m trying (in vain) toÂ flexÂ someÂ hip, fresh social media muscle with aÂ weekly “Bandcamp Thursday” campaign on Facebook. I think I’ve forgotten to post new discoveries in three of the past five weeks. As is the norm around here, I’m off to an inauspicious start. According to my running list of worthy albums I could successfully shareÂ the top 58 of this year. I still need to be impressedÂ 42 times before the last week of December. Maybe I should open the floor to suggestions. What are the three best records you’ve heard in 2016? Share yours in the comments section below. I’ll listen to any andÂ all, then likelyÂ laugh in your face.
There isn’t too much planned for me during the next few weeks. Zwanze Day is October 1st, but other than that I don’t have anyÂ excitingÂ plans on the horizon. Beyond Fest is at the beginning of October as well but it’s not like I’m going to reviewÂ a screening ofÂ Holy Mountain orÂ Street Trash. Google them if you want to read what smarter folks than I have toÂ say about those films. Maybe if I check out one of the premieres (Raw?Â The Girl With All The Gifts?) I’ll writeÂ about it. Otherwise…the plan is radio silence for a little while.Â I reserve the right to suffer a bout of spontaneous creativity and post every day for a month straightÂ should that unlikely scenario occur.
Here’s ten tunes I’ve enjoyed of late:
01. El Perro Del Mar – Endless Ways
02. ColdWorld – Void
03. Pye Corner Audio – Lost Ways
04. WE Are The Asteroid – Quaaludes
05. Johann Johannsson – A Pile Of Dust
06. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Magneto
07. Siler Apples – Colors
08. Zomby – Her
09. Wovenhand – The Quiver
10. Mare Cognitum – Heliacal Rising
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