I pledged to try and be better about keeping track of what I listen to in 2011 so I thought I’d post a little update to prove it.
Soilwork – A few friends have been raving about the latest Soilwork, it’s aight.
Early Man – Still digesting their new one…stay tuned.
Puya – So glad my favorite Latino Metal band got back together to record…now if only they’d bring back the horn section!
Atheist – This was on a LOT of top ten lists for 2010 so I thought I’d better check it out…still listening.
Pillars of the Earth (Trevor Morris) – Got the DVD set of this UK mini series for Xmas and just finished watching it. The music is a cool blend of old and new instruments and sounds. Loved the book and loved the series.
MMW – Live at Tonic…I used to go see these guys in the mid 90’s when no one knew who they were. Then one day I show up at the Knitting Factory and the line goes around the block. Turns out they had just played with Phish…
The New Mastersounds – I saw these guys a few years ago at SxSW upon the suggestion from a friend…it’s got a funky beat and you can dance to it but I want more diversity in the sound.
Earth – Droney goodness, I liked the last one better with Bill Frisell on guitar.
Segovia Bach – I bought this CD a million years ago and mentioned it here a couple weeks ago. Brilliant.
King Crimson – This is a band that I’ve been meaning to get deeper into for years. I have a few things, mostly recent. You always see them referenced in other bands’ bios so I’ve been listening to Islands a lot, the Steven Wilson remix. So much good music on their catalog.
U.S. Christmas – I heard about these guys when Baroness hyped them in an interview…loving their new record…dense in a good way.
Garth Knox – His Damore record on ECM was in my top ten of 2009. he plays a Viola D’amore which has sympathetic resonating strings and makes a cool droney sound not unlike a Hardanger Fiddle. I went looking to see if he’d done anything new and found an album of solo improv on this online label SHSK’H
shsk’h – See above…found a bunch of cool contemporary classical pieces here…
Well that covers a couple weeks, more later.