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.
Music count 2018: 85