Monuments in Ruin – Episode 235 (music podcast)
This week we take a small dip into the world of Record Store Day. The episode is a loosely jazz based playlist. Some may linger outside of that general genre but that gives us a starting point of reference. As I watched the dust settle on another record store day event, there is very little on this list that was known to me before assembling this weeks episode. Let's dig in!Click here to listen in the Spotify app!
(00:00) Monuments in Ruin – Episode 235 intro
(00:39) Assagai - Telephone Girl
(07:37) Ike Quebec - Loie
(10:37) Hiatus Kaiyote - Shaolin Monk Motherfunk
(19:13) Billy Harper - Destiny Is Yours
(31:48) Stark Reality - Thirty Days Hath September
(42:10) Bugge Wesseltoft & Henrik Schwarz – Duo II
(46:55) Leszek Mozdzer and Holland Barogue - Br Prepared
(52:27) Kham Meslien - Ta Confience
(01:06:15) Magician - House of the Purple Mist
(01:07:00) Monuments in Ruin – Episode 235 Outro
Do you participate in Record Store Day events?
~ Yes. I look forward to the discounts and special releases.
~ No. I avoid them and shop for discounts after the event.
Q: What album release do you think should be considered for a future Record Store Day?
RecordStoreDay2022 #Assagai #IkeQuebec #HiatusKaiyote #BillyHarper #StarkReality #BuggeWesseltoft #HenrikSchwarz #LeszekMozdzer #HollandBarogue #KhamMeslien #Magician
MIR 235 notes
This week we take a small dip into the world of Record Store Day. For those who are unfamiliar, twice a year the powers that be assemble a list of new album releases that are intended to spark excitement throughout the vinyl record community. The list is packed with modern albums, reissue items, sometimes with special content, vinyl color variants and various packaging or other novelty things. The intention is to remind us of the importance of the physical retail record store, the excitement of record shopping and to influence those who may have been staying home to get out and flip through their local shelves and crates. The list is only available to independent record stores so you can’t find these at the big boxes stores that many rely on for their normal weekly shopping. Record stores are presented with the option to participate under certain guidelines and those who agree can preorder the special releases which may arrive in limited quantities and are scheduled to be released simultaneously. A rabid fanbase of record collectors typically scoop those records up in a frenzy. That is he basic idea anyway. It’s a pretty solid event overall. Some pros and cons do exist, but we can save those for another discussion.
When discussing the list with friends someone jokingly said, “I think you made this list up. I have not heard of any of these.” After the laughter ended that comment stuck with me. I began considering the seriousness of that comment and decided it’s time we find out exactly what may be lurking in here that we missed.
This week we are going to hang with a loosely jazz based playlist. Some may linger outside of that general genre but that gives us a starting point of reference because as I started exploring, I realized how many really neat jazz records may have slipped directly under our radar. As I watched the dust settle on another record store day event, there is very little on this list that was known to me before assembling this list so let’s get started.
Assagai 1971 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assagai
Ike Quebec 1963 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ike_Quebec
Hiatus Kaiyote 2015 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choose_Your_Weapon
Billy Harper 1989 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destiny_Is_Yours
The Stark Reality 1970 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stark_Reality
Bugge Wesseltoft & Henrik Schwarz 2022 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrik_Schwarz#Studio_albums
Leszek Mozdzer & Holland Baroque 2017
Kham Meslien 2022
Joe Lovano 2021 https://soundprints.bandcamp.com/album/other-worlds
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