I know I post a lot Black Sabbath but today is #sabbathsunday and Ozzy Osbourne recently had his 69th birthday ❤️and besides all that every day is a good day for Black Sabbath. So no more explanations and now let’s focus on this baby which my baby @thevinylhusband bought us as a surpise ❤️ He’s the best husband ever!
This is the limited numbered box set The Ten Year War. Contains not only stunning coloured vinyl (remastered from the original tapes) of the first 8 albums, but also stuff hard to resist like two rare 7” singles, hardback book and crucifix shaped USB stick which contains MQA high definition audio of the first 8 albums.
To make things clear I still love UK original pressings the most but it’s lovely to listen to ”Orchid” without all that crackle because our OG pressing is quite beaten up. Also it’s sooo nice to finally have the poster which came with Master Of Reality 🙌🏻 There’s also another lovely poster included to this box set (you can see it on the pic.) I hope you all have had a relaxing weekend! What have you been spinning today? ☺️ Black Sabbath: The Ten Year War 2017
Derek Bailey & Andrea Centazzo "Drops", Ictus records, Italy, 1977. There's that famous line that I have quoted before when reflecting on abstract art, "writing about music is like dancing about architecture", often attributed to that deeply flawed-genius Frank Zappa. Frank was talking about music in general, but you may have noticed that I don't have a problem expressing my feelings about music, but it does become trickier when talking about the abstract. So, welcome to my dancing about architecture series! Abstract art and music can be a deeper, inexplicable experience, more so than say, the perfection of a Schubert quartet, a Beatles song or a Turner landscape, and while those things have impressionistic qualities, they are digestible intellectually. Abstract art comes at you differently and can create a whole other kind of romantic magic. Now, this music created by British guitarist Derek Bailey and Italian percussionist Andrea Centazzo is wholly abstract (a term I prefer to the noodle-implying "improvised"), and therefore an entirely other kind of experience. It's almost like music in miniature, with ambient passages interpolated with sections of finely detailed noise. Like a deconstructed Seurat. It's a delight! Derek does play electric guitar at times, but it's largely acoustic so rarely becomes overtly abrasive, and although totally weird by most people's standards, I find it quite pleasant. Must be my sick mind again. Oh, if anyone can identify the image on the front cover I would appreciate it...looks like it might be from a Russian silent or Italian Neorealist film. #vinyl#records#vinyllove#vinyligclub#vinylrecords#vinylcommunity#vinyljunkie#albumart#nowspinning#nowplaying#recordcollection#instavinyl#musicblog#journalist#musicwriter#derekbailey#andreacentazzo#frankzappa#dancingaboutarchitecture#avantgarde#abstractart#jazz#freejazz#freeimprovisation#weirdshit#batshitcrazy#rarevinyl #1977
Taking a quick breather from my exam studies to share a little bit about my love for vinyl. 🎶
As a kid growing up, my grandparents used to have a Soviet record player with a few LPs. The record player did not work and even if it did, the LPs were probably quite terrible Spanish disco/pop music from the 1970’s (my hate for this particular genre will hopefully be a post for another day). Nevertheless, I developed a fascination with vinyl records and with the concept of a circular piece of plastic-like material capturing music through its ridges. 🎼
Now, I don’t know whether vinyl technology is more impressive than the decryption of 1s and 0s that comes along with digital media, but I suppose the fact that the sound produced by a vinyl record is purely analog, meaning that the music is there engrained between the ridges, gives it a certain sense of mystique. 🎵
Thus, the marriage between vinyl and videogame music is to me a perfect match of two of the things I love most. Beyond that, the packaging of such records is probably 40% of the allure, as you can partake in the elegant artwork of the game and have a physical component to the wonderful sounds coming from your speakers. The feeling of owning a well packaged vinyl record is akin to purchasing a well-kept CIB game. 🎶
Among my records, Gunstar Heroes is one of my favorites, not only for its music, but for its packaging. Treasure’s masterpiece was a labor of love and you can appreciate that love through the artwork reproduced in the sleeves and the authentically reproduced music.
As I now consider myself to have a significant collection of games, I will likely find myself focusing more on vinyl records. The fact that I can also indulge in my love for gaming while doing so is just the proverbial cherry on top.
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Day 13:: Highly Anticipated But Disappointing Record:: @trinny138 beat me to the punch but I too was going with the latest T*A* record. I think it’s a solid “Rockabilly” album and has hints of Psychobilly spattered here and there but I long for the intensity that 1 & 2 had. •TIGER ARMY ~ V•••_ (2016)
Check them out live if you can. They put on a great fucking show.👍 #tigerarmyneverdies@simonxsludge#decvinylworship