Nilüfer Yanya – Miss Universe
2LP, Clear Vinyl
Out today. Dreamy UK indie pop. I like it, but the first spin didn’t contain anything that hooked me. It’s well done but it sounds like a lot of other artists whose names I don’t remember either. Pitchfork likes it, so you might too. Give it a listen, let your ears be the judge.
Tom Zé – Estudando O Samba (1976)
2019 VMP reissue (Ltd. 500), Mr. Bongo Records
This is unlike any samba record you’ll ever hear. If John Cage and Captain Beefheart took a stab at completely deconstructing and rebuilding traditional Brasilian musical idioms, they wouldn’t sound nearly as good as “Estudando O Samba”
David Byrne (Talking Heads) found this album during a trip to Brasil in ‘86. The rather unique cover art is what drew him in. The liner notes describe it as “what looks like a coiled electric cable meandering its way around barbed wire” Byrne’s curiousity about this record led him to dig deeper, leading to a
Tom Zé compilation which introduced his music to a much wider audience.
Tom Zé was working at a relative’s auto garage before he was plucked from obscurity.
Music. Is. AWESOME.
2 Minute Vinyl Review #13 | Led Zeppelin – The Jimmy Page Remasters:
I already had 80’s vinyl reissues of the Led Zeppelin catalog. Are these Jimmy Page remasters REALLY that good? Good enough to make you buy the same record again?
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