Tool - Undertow
this week, i've been mostly listening to Queensryche.
Rotel RP3000, Arcam DV79, Rega Apollo, Leema Pulse, Focal Chorus 826v.
Smith & Myers – (Acoustic Sessions)
Funk K - Dirty Cash
Hi-Fi - Teufel DecoderStation 5 > AVI DM5
Head-Fi - Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2Di > Sennheisser HD700
Portable - Sony NWZ-A847 > Westone UM3x
Glenn Frey - The Heat is On
Jackson 5 - ABC
Tricky was born in Knowle West, Bristol, Somerset to a Jamaican father and a mixed-race Anglo-Ghanaian mother. His father, Roy Thaws, who left the family before Tricky was born, operated the Studio 17 sound system (formerly known as "Tarzan the High Priest") with his brother Rupert and father Hector. Bristol musician Bunny Marrett claimed in 2012, "It became the most popular sound system in Bristol at the time".
Tricky's mother Maxine Quaye was a poet—she committed suicide when Tricky was four years old. Tricky named his debut solo album Maxinquaye after his mother and once said that, although he hardly knew her, he feels like his words are the result of her speaking through him.
Tricky's debut, Maxinquaye, is an album of stunning sustained vision and imagination, a record that sounds like it has no precedent as it boldly predicts a new future. Of course, neither sentiment is true. Much of the music on Maxinquaye has its roots in the trip-hop pioneered by Massive Attack, which once featured Tricky, and after the success of this record, trip-hop became fashionable, turning into safe, comfortable music to be played at upscale dinner parties thrown by hip twenty and thirtysomethings.
Both of these sentiments are true, yet Maxinquaye still manages to retain its power; years later, it can still sound haunting, disturbing, and surprising after countless spins. It's an album that exists outside of time and outside of trends, a record whose clanking rhythms, tape haze, murmured vocals, shards of noise, reversed gender roles, alt-rock asides, and soul samplings create a ghostly netherworld fused with seductive menace and paranoia. It also shimmers with mystery, coming not just from Tricky -- whose voice isn't even heard until the second song on the record -- but his vocalist, Martine, whose smoky singing lures listeners into the unrelenting darkness of the record. Once they're there, Maxinquaye offers untold treasures.
B&W CM1 + FS-700/CM + Roksan Kandy K2 BT + Native Instruments TA2 + Commodore 64 LPSU + Audioquest Type 4
Jonathan Wilson - Fazon
Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams
Electrocompaniet EMC1UP, Accuphase E350, Harbeth SHL5 Siltech 25th anniversary 33i XLR, Auditorium 23 SC, HiFi Racks Podium Reference rack.
Tiny Ruins "Little Notes"
Tiny Ruins "Running through the night"
Tiny Ruins "Days are long, nights are longer"
Tiny Ruins A K A Hollie Fullbrook from NZ... enchanting acoustic music at its best.
Gary Clark, Jr.
Blak and Blu
When My Train Pulls
Please Come Home
BT - Movement In Still Life
Paper Aeroplanes – Little Letters
Joseph – Native Dreamer Kin
These Sisters are special.