Monday, December 18, 2017

Michele Fedrigotti / Danilo Lorenzini - I Fiori Del Sole (1979)
Michele Fedrigotti / Danilo Lorenzini
I Fiori Del Sole (1979, Cramps Records)

"Thought I'd keep the mellow train moving with this bit of neo-classical righteousness. Built entirely of compositions for organ (side 1) and piano (side 2), it's surely a divine showcase of Italian minimalism. Serenity now, Jerries. Serenity now." - DD

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Jim O'Rourke - Eureka (1999) (LP)
Jim O'Rourke
Eureka (LP) (1999, Drag City)

"I don't fully understand why I've not posted this before. I've spent nearly twenty years nestled in its warmth and for just as long it's been at the absolute top of my list. Nonetheless, here we are. Named after the 1983 film by Nicolas Roeg, Eureka, quite simply, is one of the greatest achievements in human history. Jammed with a keen, satirical wit, juxtaposed with lush orchestration and a supernatural allure, if you've yet to be so lucky you should listen now. It seriously doesn't get much better. Women of the world, take over, 'cause if you don't the world will come to an end!" - DD

Friday, December 8, 2017

Ahmad Jamal - Jamalca (1974) (LP)
Ahmad Jamal
Jamalca (LP) (1974, 20th Century Records)

"Glistening, funked out jazzery for all you foolies 'n coolies. It may not be the best album ever made, but it is very nice to the ears. The keys melt like butter and the vocals are soft and reserved, all combined for a beautifully relaxing groove on a sunny afternoon. Enjoy it friends!" - DD