When I first started this blog a few years ago now, I had to limit myself from frquently posting music that I liked. I used to label those posts "work music", to showcase individual tracks or albums that I found really inspiring while working on books or whatever the project was at the time. Gradually over time, I did my best to curb that habit, as to keep the blog as art-centric as possible instead of seeming like a self-indulgent way to just promote music that I liked.
However, sometimes a discovery comes along that is so mindblowing that I can't help but share it in the hopes that it inspires someone else the same way. I just wish a physical copy wasn't so nearly impossible to find (even in CD form)!
New on the studio wall: an original promo lithograph from a closed down record store for one of my all-time favorite (and criminally underrated) records: Hawaii by the High Llamas. When I first heard this album a few years ago, I had to be convinced that some of the instrumental tracks were not quite literally old, unearthed Pet Sounds or David Axelrod outtakes. And at 12x24", this is quite a handsome gem.
One more before the year is over ...