January 2007

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I went to the Zero Degrees of Separation tour of folk artists this month, which has heavily influenced this month’s selection. However, there’s also blues, latin, electronica and even some rock. Let me know what you think with a comment. if you want to sue me, then also, please feel free to leave a comment.

Kokomo Blues – Scrapper Blackwell
This geezer plays amazing guitar. I’m sure the guitars they had back then weren’t as easy to play as modern ones, which makes it all the more impressive.

Lowdown – My Morning Jacket
My Morning Jacket’s latest album, ‘Z’ was my album of the year on 2006. This is from a previous album.

Running Thoughts – Deerhoof
This may be a bit too experimental for some people. A favorite of Stuart Maconi’s Freakzone.

Clandestino – Manu Chao
I was quite surprised to find Manu Chao on an emusic free download because the freebies (with a notable exception)usually live up to the price. This one’s not bad.

┬┐Quien? – Juana Molina
Even my anorack friends Paul and Steve hadn’t heard of Juana Molina when we went to see the show. I think the consensus was that she was good.

The Pioneers – Tunng
I got into Tunng on the basis of a 2 inch review in Uncut when their first album came out. All their stuff is available on emusic as far as I can tell.

Children Of Stone – Espers
Espers make very moody and dark psychedelic folk.

I Know No Pardon – Vetiver
Another band at the gig. Paul had some things to say about their dress senses being less than original, and you could say the same about their music, but I think that would be disrespectful.

Rainbow River – Vashti Bunyan
Katie’s by her own admission obsessed with Vashti at the moment. I was taken aback this weekend when having just sung the first line to “Just Another Diamond Day” Katie’s fifteen year old stepbrother carried on with the next line. When I asked if he was a fan of her he said “Who’s Vashti Bunyan?”. Apparently it’s been used on a mobile phone advert. I’m very happy for her, because that should secure her retirement.

Boble – Hanne Hukkelberg
I’d not heard of this artist until I stumbled across this album on emusic (it’s good for that sort of thing), however I don’t know how I missed this release as it fits right into my current musical niche obsession like a hand in a cosy little glove. I imagine it will wear off me but for now, I quite like this album.

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