Finally starting to impose some organisation. Yes, I know how obviously Me this pile is.
my personal library
I’ve been a little busy over the last few years, and I’ve lost track of a lot of things. Today I uncovered, at the bottom of a pile of stuff I clearly just collected and put into a corner and forgot about, some of my Natural Snow Buildings CDs. Which, thank god, I’d remembered to wrap before I stored them.
It appears that Natural Snow Buildings haven’t released anything since 2016. And that last piece was, for no good reason, a free digital download! Free! I can’t tell you how much I’ve loved this band, and the side projects Isengrind and TwinSistetMoon. I hope there is more to come.
In the meantime, here’s a free album. The equivalent of six discs.
(Also: oh my god, the magnificent THE CENTAURI AGENT is a free download too.)
Wherever you are, Medhi and Solange: I still have your CDs, I wish I had more, and I hope, so much, that there will be more. Thanks for everything.
I’m also (re-building) my CD library. I have a lot of stuff that’s MP3-only, at this point, which is great and convenient, but storage inevitably fails no matter how many backups I run and variously lose or forget about. This is part of a stack of my favourite German kosmische/experimental musics from the period sadly still called “Krautrock” by most.
Somewhere, my daughter can feel a disturbance in the ether, and is making a note to book a skip when I die.
See anything you like?
This is me starting to log for myself a thing I’ve found myself doing. Which started when I began to discover that things I wanted to see were not on streaming, or had been taken off streaming, and were getting harder and less reliable to purchase digitally. At which point, I figured that relying on digital services for these things was becoming really pretty stupid.
So I’m rebuilding a physical library. Trying to gather my old DVDs from wherever in the house they got scattered to, and buying new ones. These are just a few recent arrivals and rescues. MY WRONGS, at the bottom, I bought on release from Warp. A few of these are replacing old VHS copies I never previously got around to upgrading, like, obviously, the Quatermass pieces. I only have TURIN HORSE on digital, so this is my backup for that. Ben Rivers put TWO YEARS AT SEA up on YouTube at 360p, but, like I said…
Had to track down ARTEMIS 81 on Ebay. Still bothered by how the BBC somehow didn’t notice there is not actually an apostrophe in the title.
Anyway. This is a thing I do now instead of social media and the internet. It gives me pleasure and it’s making me learn.