I have one CD and four Bandcamp purchases to report on.
Die! Die! Die! – Swim
Die! Die! Die! is a Dunedin band I have been slowly collecting releases from. They are classed as a punk band, but that is not really accurate…more of a noise rock band, not that it really matters.
This album came out in 2014 and I remember at the time wanting to get it, but forgot about it. So finally I bought it on Bandcamp, and while it is nothing new from them it is still a very worthy album.
They released a new album last year, so I will get around to buying that some day.
Radiohead – Kid A
As I have mentioned before I am not a huge Radiohead fan, but I never pass up a chance to buy an album of theirs if it is a reasonable price. I paid 300 yen for this I think, which is a bargain for a used Radiohead CD. A sticker on the cover said it had scratches, but I just cannot see any damage whatsoever on the CD although the plastic case is a bit roughed up so perhaps that is it.
The music itself is good, but does not grab me any more than any other Radiohead album. No regrets though.
Deafheaven – Roads to Judah
My obsession with Deafheaven continues with this Bandcamp purchase, their first album.
Actually, I have not had a good listen, but what I have heard is pure aural bliss. You can decide for yourself by listening to them here.
JPEGMafia – Veteran
Earlier tonight I did a search on Googles for “best of Bandcamp” and found this experimental hip hop release. It was a “Name your price” release, so I paid a few dollars and gleefully downloaded it.
Again, I have not had a good listen, but I have been getting into experimental hip hop recently and this one seems like a pretty good one. Listen for yourself, that is the best thing to do.
NONPLUS 043 – Pre Dawn / Indoors by Burial
While I was on Bandcamp earlier I decided to see if Burial had any new releases, and on his page there was nothing. But, after following a few links I came across this two-track release.
NONPLUS is a record label in the U.K. and this appears to be the only Burial release they have.
It is pure Burial, so is Golden Gordon all the way. Listen here.