I’ve been offline a few weeks with limited internet access (urgh) and limited record spinning (double urgh). However, I have had coffee and still got some new records (which I have been listening to! Hurrah!).
What are they? Oh, all right, then.
Causa Sui – Live in Copenhagen
My buddy JH posted about this one not so long ago, so I’d encourage you to head over to his place and read all about it (if you haven’t already). Two very special gigs are spread across the 3LPs. Launch gigs for Euporie Tide and Return To Sky actually, so you can be sure of some heavy psychedelic jams. Each vinyl comes in a sleeve plastered with sun-bleached images and housed together in a very lovely slipcase box.
It really is an incredible set which might just be my release of the year so far. Capturing a band in the live setting is tricky, but my word have they done it.
Easily one of the best live albums I’ve heard. Seriously, if you turn this up loud and close your eyes you might just feel like you’re right there.
Only 1000 of them, so head on over to El Paraiso (or record store of your choice) and get your hands on one.
Mark Lanegan Band – Bubblegum
When I got the record player a few years back I decided that I was gonna buy my favourite albums. So, I decided to treat myself on my birthday and finally picked up the only Lanegan album missing from my collection (it’s the 2012 Beggars Banquet reissue, but I’m good with that).
It’s impossible to listen to this album with new ears given that I’ve been listening to it regularly for the last 13 years, so I’m not gonna say that it’s like catching up with an old friend. Also, the album has always sounded very compressed, so I’m also refraining from saying it’s any different on vinyl.
But it does sound great.
And, well, it’s just great to have it on vinyl.
I continue my search for Lanegan’s Here Comes That Weird Chill.
So aye, there you have it. New records!
What have you been buying?