Bob Burnett: Thanks for checking back after our radio silence. I think I'll ramp back up into c60-ness with a general overview of some music I've been listening to this summer.
By far the most played disc by me has been Fotheringay--another Island "pink label" classic from Sandy Denny et al. "The Sea" may be one of my all time favorite songs. And how about their version of Dylan's "Too Much of Nothing" ? I think the techincal reviewer description is "Woo--wie!!!". I was probably on a 20 year hiatus with this album and coming back to it has been a joy.
The Nels Cline Singers have a new album out called Draw Breath. A few listens tells me it builds on the fine tradition of "audio canvas creating" this group (Nels Cline--guitars, Devin Hoff--contrabass, Scott Amendola--drums/percussion/"live" electronics) started several releases ago.
I've also been enjoying a Syd Barrett compilation that takes selections from his "Barrett" and "Madcap Laughs" albums.
Just today I played Frank Wright's beautiful composition "Aurora Borealis" from his Uhuru Na Umoja album. I heard this Coltranesque composition on the radio (imagine that--discovering music on the radio.......) in Cincinnati, Ohio earlier in the year and have enjoyed it ever since.
I'm also begining to re-visit Olivia Tremor Control's stack of re-releases, more Andrew Hill, Jim O'Rourke, MORE Juana Molina and a few avant soundscapes.
I hope you all have been having a wonderful listening summer too.