Some cool items in this week.
fm3 - Buddha Machine Vol. 2 The first version came out in 2005 and now we have the second incarnation of the Buddha Machine. They look like small radios, but the only sounds are 9 musical loops. Turn it on and leave it on and listen to the loop drone and distort as the batteries run down (it takes a long time). The new model has different loops from the first and adds a Pitch Bend that allows you to speed up or slow down the loop. Very fun.
Hush Arbors - s/t CD On Ecstatic Peace
King Midas Sound - Cool Out 12" On Hyperdub.
Sam Taylor-Wood - I'm In Love With A German Film Star 12"
Cover of the Pet Shop Boys. On the German Techno label Kompakt.
Cloud One - Atmosphere Strut 12"
Shindig #7 New issue
Shindig #6 Last issue.
Fennesz - Black Sea CD On Touch. Finally a new Fennesz record.
People Like Us - Phizmiz 45 New Touch 45, part of their limited edition 45 series.
Deadbeat - Roots & Wire CD On Wagonrepair Records.
XLR8R - New issue
Yeti - #6 One of my favorite zines, that comes out once a year if we are lucky. Articles and interviews with Times New Viking, The Clean, Sun City Girls, Luc Sante, Crystal Stilts and more. Comes with a cd with The Clean, TNV, SCGs 20 other artists.
Cotti/ Mr Party - Dem Fi 12"
Chefal & Cluekid - Sub Scoa 12" Dubstep
Vivian Girls - Tell The World 45 New tracks from the band sure to be on many people's top 10 list.
Wilderness - (k)no(w)here LP/ CD
Parts & Labor - Receivers LP
Deerhunter - Microcastles CD With the bonus disc.
V/a Birmingham Sound Vol. 2 Second collection of from the vaults of Neil Hemphill.
Good Southern soul music from the 60's and 70's.
Benoit Pioulard - Temper On Kranky Records.
The Wire - new issue with Antony & the Johnsons on the cover.
V/a - Young Disciples CD The lates Numero Group reissue centering on soul from
East St Louis.
I also have recently gotten in a good number of used copies of recently released celebrity biographys in hard cover.
I imagine the Tony Curtis autobiography would make a good Christmas gift for someone's mother.