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Employee Top Ten's for 2014

for the year 2014
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire for No Witness       
Ariel Pink - Pom Pom   
Black Lips    - Underneath the Rainbow
Bob Dylan - Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete
Chan VanGaalen - Shrink Dust
Courtney Barnett - Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas   
David Kilgour & the Heavy 8's - End Time Undone
Eagulls - s/t   
Fat White Family - Champagne Holocaust
Frankie Cosmos    - Zentropy   
Fresh & Onlys - House of Spirits       
Iceage - Plowing Into the Field of Love   
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Oddments   
Mac DeMarco - Salad Days   
Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal   
Playlounge - Pilot
Sheer Mag - s/t ep
The Bats - The Bats: Volume 1   
The Clean - Anthology (Reissue)   
The Felice Brothers - Favorite Waitress       
The Well - Samsara   
Twerps - Underlay

Live Shows
Felice Brothers - Brooklyn Bowl    12/30/2013
Elvis Depressedly, Liam the Younger, Crying - DBTS    12/31/2013
Darkside - Emo's    1/31
Neutal Milk Hotel - Moody Theatre    2/17
Girltalk  - Stubbs    3/11
Panache Booking SXSW Showcase - Spider House    3/15
Parquet Courts - The Owl    3/15
Austin Psych Fest - Carson Creek Ranch    5/2-5/4
Morrissey - Austin Music Hall    5/24
Porches & Frankie Cosmos - Red7    10/11
Ryan Adams - ACL Live @ Moody Theatre    10/22
LVL UP - Holy Mountain    10/28
King Tuff, Twin Peaks, Fat White Family - Red7    11/7

no particular order:
1) Hamish Kilgour All Of It And Nothing
2) David Kilgour    End Times Undone
2) Ritual Howls Turkish Leather
3) Dum Dum Girls  Too True
4) Roy Montgomery  324 E 13th
5) Guided By Voices Motivational Jump Suit
6) Guided By Voices Cool Planet
7) Suspirains Suspirians
8) Game Theory Blaze Of Glory
9) Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
10) The Bats Volume One

Chipz Wonderful World of 2014
in no particular order

Regular Releases :
Aija & Cosmosis - Alien jams – live at the HR Giger Museum
Allah-Las - Worship the Sun
Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche - Zubberdust!
Chancha Via Circuito – amansara
Axxa / abraxas – s/t
Bombay bicycle club  - so long, see you tomorrow
Brownout – brown Sabbath
Caribou – our love
Circle – leviathan
De lux – voyage
Den svenska björnstammen – I förhållande till
Districts – districts EP
Dorian Concept - Joined Ends
Eaux = plastics
Hospitality – trouble
Ilum sphere – ghosts of then and now
Jim-E-Stack - Tell Me I Belong
Jungle – jungle
Meta meta – metal metal
Metronomy – Love letters
Odesza – in return
Laetitia Sadier – Something shines
Sylvan Esso – s/t
Teebs – Estara
Temples – Sun Structures
Time & Space Machine – The Way Out Sound From In
Tycho – Awake
Wye oak – shriek
Young Magic – Breathing Statues
VA – Bombay Disco
  Best reissues:
Beth Orton – Central reservation
Cast – all change (UK)
Ned doheny – separate oceans
Grace jones – nightclubbing(UK)
Gene – Olympian(UK)
Lewis – L’amour
Northside – shall we take a trip(UK)
Ocean colour scene – Marchin already(UK)
Section 25 – From the Hip – 30th anniversary(UK)
Shed seven – a maximum high(UK)
Smashing pumpkins – adore
Soundgarden – Superunknown
Tears for Fears – Songs from the Big Chair
Uncle Tupelo – No Depression
Underworld – dubnobasswithmyheadman
NME – C86(UK)

Vinyl Only:
OST – Shaun of the dead (Mondo)
OST – Iron Giant (Mondo)
OST – The Visitor (Mondo)
OST – Jurassic Park (Mondo)
OST - Paranorman(Mondo)
Temples - Sun Restructured
Jagwar Ma - the Time & Space Machine Dub Sessions
Contact - Distant Voices
OST/John Carpenter - They Live (Death Waltz)
OST/Akira Ifukube - Godzilla-1954 (Death Waltz)

Best Blu Ray Releases:
Fright Night
Buckaroo Banzai
Peaking Lights-Cosmic Logic
Caribou- Our Love
Flying Lotus- You're Dead!
Tobacco- Ultima II Massage
Bill Callahan-Have Fun With God
Prince- Art Official Age
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks-Enter the Slasher Films
Thee Oh Sees- Drop
Sturgill Simpson-Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Shabazz Palaces-Leze Majesty
Interpol-El Pintor
Budos Band- Burnt Offering
Run The Jewels- Run The Jewels 2
Ariel Pink-Pom Pom
Golden Dawn Arkestra- S/T
The Well- Samsara
Todd Terje- It's Album Time
Weird Al Yankovic- Mandatory Fun
  Best New Albums
Naomi Punk-Television Man (Captured Tracks)
Yob-Clearing The Path To Ascend (Neurot)
Wolves In The Throne Room-Celestite (Artemisia)
Watter-This World (Temporary Residence)
Circle (Ex-Falcon)-Leviatan (Ektro)
Circle-6000 km/h (Ektro)
Eric Siday-Ultrasonic Perception (Dual Planet)
Don Harper-Cold Worlds (Dual Planet)
Contact-First Contact (Temporary Residence)
Sinoia Caves-Beyond The Black Rainbow (Death Waltz/Jagjaguwar)
Pierre Raphe/Jane Weaver-La Rose De Fer/Intiaani Kesa (Disposable Music)
Andrerzej Korzynski/Awkward Corners-SOS/Sweet Decay (Disposible Music)
Craig Leon-Nommos/Visiting (RVNG)

Best Circle Reissues (all on Ektro)
Circle-Hissi LP
Circle-Surface LP
Circle-Incarnation LP
Circle-Hollywood LP
Circle-Kumiluoti 7"
Circle-DNA 7"
Circle-Point 7"
Circle-Silver 7"
Ryan Adams-Ryan Adams
Beck-Morning Phase
Beck-Song Reader
The Black Keys-Turn Blue
Andrew Bird-Things Are Really Great Here
Gary Clark, Jr.-Live
Lana Del Rey-Ultraviolence
Mac DeMarco -Salad Days
Electric Citizen-Sateen
Lee Fields & The Expressions-Emma Jean
First Aid Kit-Stay Gold
Lo-Fang-Blue Film
Willie Nelson-Band of Brothers
Parquet Courts-Sunbathing Animal
Real Estate-Atlas
St. Vincent-St. Vincent
Shakey Graves-And the War Came
Sturgill Simpson-Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Sun Kil Moon-Benji (Caldo Verde)
Temples-Sun Structures
tUnE-yArDs -Nikki Nack (4AD)
The War On Drugs - Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian)
The Well-Samsara
Jack White-Lazaretto
Various Artists-Country Funk Volume II  1967-1974
  DC's Delights 2014
Alias: "Pitch Black Prism"
Bike For Three: "So Much Forever"
Caribou: "Our Love"
Serengeti: "Kenny Dennis III"
Sisyphus: "Sisyphus"
Tobacco: "Ultima II Massage"
Tycho: "Awake"

1- Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis- "Our Year"
2- The Delines- "Colfax"
3- Sturgill Simpson- "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music"
4- Ugly Beats "Brand New Day"
5- Nikki Lane- "All Or Nothing"
6- Doug Paisley- "Strong Feeling"
7- Angel Olsen- "Burn Your Fire for No Witness"
8- Dale Watson- "Trucking Sessions Vol. 3"
9- Drive-by Truckers- "English Oceans"
10- Sharon Van Etten- "Are We There"

VA- Warfaring Strangers- The Darkscorch Canticles
VA- Hardcore Traxx- Dance Mania Records 1986-1997
VA- Wheedle's Groove: Seattle Funk, Soul & Modern Boogie : Volume II 1972-1987
VA- Country Funk Vol II 1967-1974

Protomartyr - Under The Color Of Oficial Light
Amen Dunes - Love
Todd Terje - It's Album Time
Eagulls - Self Titled
The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
Courtney Barnett - The Double EP
Ratking - So It Goes
Run The Jewels - 2
Twerps - Underlay
Hailu Mergia & The Walias - Tche Belew
Meatbodies - Self Titled
Ex Hex - Self Titled
White Lung - Deep Fantasy
Arndales - Dog Hobbies (reissue)
Blank Realms - Grassed Inn
Hospitality - Trouble

Holy Wave - Relax
Ghetto Ghouls - S/T
Obnox - Louder Space
Suspirians - S/T
White Fence - For The Recently Found Innocent
Ty Segall - Manipulator
White Bronco - 405 Pleasure Cruise (download)
Spray Paint - Rodeo Songs
Spray Paint - Clean Blood Regular Acid
Flesh Lights - Free Yourself

Flesh Lights - No Longer
Ghetto Ghouls - Plastic Violence
Xetas - The Silence
  New Music:
The Budos Band - Burnt Offering
Chancha Via Circuito - Amansara
Brian Eno & Karl Hyde – High Life
Tuomas Holopainen - The Life & Times of Scrooge
Humans – Traps
Jungle – Jungle
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata
Meridian Brothers - Salvadora Robot
Todd Terje - It's Album Time
Scott Walker & Sunn O))) – Soused

Ned Doheny - Separate Oceans
Elia y Elizabeth - La Onda de Elia y Elizabeth
Hailu Mergia & The Walias - Tche Belew
Sun Ra - In the Orbit of Ra
Bombay Disco: Disco Hits from Hindi Films 1979-1985
Country Funk II: 1967-1974
Gipsy Rhumba:The Original Rhythm of Gipsy Rhumba in Spain 1965-74
Horse Meat Disco Vol. IV
Tropical Disco Hustle
Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles

Live Shows:
Egyptian Lover @ Holy Mountain March 7, 2014
Zombie Zombie @ PsychFest May 3, 2014
Run the Jewels @ Red 7 October 16, 2014
Secret Chiefs 3 @ Red 7 October 28, 2014
YG - My Crazy Life
Alt-J - This Is Yours
War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
Hospitality - Trouble
Tinariwen - Emmar
West Of Memphis OST - Warren Ellis & Nick Cave
Amen Dunes - Love
Lucinda Williams - S/T 25th Anniversary Re-Issue
Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
The Districs - Self Titled
Interpol - El Pintor
Bonnie Prince Billy - Singer's Grave a Sea of Tongues
Protomartyr - Under the Color of Official Light
Robert Ellis - Lights From the Chemical Plant
Centro-matic - Take Pride In Your Long Odds
  1. Miriam - Nobody's Baby lp
2. The Empty Hearts - S.T.
3. The Muffs- Whoop Dee Doo
4. Cheetah Chrome - Solo
5. Daddy Long Legs- Blood From A Stone
6. John Schooley - Man Who Rode The Mule Around The World
7. Tank (Algy Ward)- Breath Of The Pit
8. The Well - Samsara
9. The Vibrators - Punk Mania Back To The Roots
10. The Real Kids - Shake Outta Control
11. Love - Black Beauty (We just got distribution on this)


alpha order

Blonde Redhead - Barragan
Chain and the Gang - Music's Not For Everyone
Holy Wave - Relax
Literature - Chorus
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire for No Witness
Quilt - Held In Splendor
Ty Segall - Manipulator
Suspirians - S/T
Tinariwen - Emmaar
Videoing - Treasure House EP
The Well - Samsara
Various: 1970's Algerian Folk and Pop

Favorite Film on DVD & Blu-Ray
Jodorowsky's - Dance of Reality

Aphex Twin - Syro
Budos Band - Burnt Offering
Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
Goat - Commune
The Juan MacLean - In a Dream
Jungle - Jungle
Taylor McFerrin - Early Riser
Shintaro Sakamoto - Let's Dance Raw
Todd Terje - It's Album Time
The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream

Cybotron - Enter
Ngozi Family - Day of Judgement
V/A - Balani Show Super Hits: Electronic Street Parties From Mali
V/A - Country Funk Volume II: 1967-1974

Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Fear of Men - Loom
Courtney Barnett-Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
Nothing - Guilty of Everything
Temples - Sun Structures
Liminanas - I've Got Trouble in Mind
J Mascis - Tied to A Star
Jungle -  Jungle
Eno & Hyde - High Life
OST - Guardians of the Galaxy, Awesome Mix Vol. 1
  top 5:
1.crime-murder by guitar
2.ngozi family-day of judgement
3.angel olsen-burn yr fire for no witness
4.chad vangaalen-shrink dust
5.chain and the gang-mimimum rock n roll
New Music Releases
Perfect Pussy – Say Yes to Love
Cayetana – Nervous Like Me
Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness
Andrew Bird – Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…
Tigers Jaw – Charmer
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
Frankie Cosmos – Zentropy
Real Estate – Atlas
Dum Dum Girls – Too True
The War On Drugs – Lost in the Dream
Tweens – Tweens
St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Album Reissues
American Football – American Football
Sleater-Kinney – Start Together

Live Albums
Death Cab for Cutie – Live 2012 (Featuring Magik*Magik Orchestra)

  Best Albums In No Particular Order:
1. Amen Dunes- Love
2. Herzog -Boys
3. Quilts - Held in Splendor
4. Sturghill Simpson - Meta Modern Sounds in Country Music
5. Tod Terje - It's  Album Time with Tod Terje
6. Blank Realm - Grassed Inn
7. Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
8. Curtis Harding - Soul  Power
9. Grouper - Ruins
10. Vashti Bunyan - Heartleap
11. Chad VanGaalen - Shrink Dust
12. Steve Gunn - Way Out Weather
13. Real Estate - Atlas
14. The Well - Samsara
15. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire for No Witness

Best Reissues:
1. Modest Mouse - This is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About/ The Lonesome Crowded West
2. A Certain Ratio - Sextet
3. Boards of Canada - High Scores EP
4. The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
5. Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll/ Heaven or Las Vegas
6. Lewis - L'Amour
7. Lavender Country - Lavender Country
8. Peter Walker - "Second Poem to Karmela," or Gypsies are Important
9. Brigitte Fontaine - Est... Folle/ Comme a La Radio
10. Harold Budd - Wind in Lonely Fences

1. Various - Strange Breaks & Mr. Thing III
2. Various - Wayfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles
3. Various - 1970s Algerian Folk & Pop
2014 (things that calibrated mood, frightened, inspired, struck awe, comforted etc.)








  Amen Dunes - Love
Beck - Morning Phase
Johnny Cash - Out Among the Stars
Robert Ellis - The Lights from the Chemical Plant
First Aid Kit - Stay Gold
Gardens & Villa - Dunes
Jungle - S/T
Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
Pure X - Angel
Real Estate - Atlas
Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
This Will Destroy You - Another Language
Tinariwen - Emmaar
Trust - Joyland
Tycho - Awake
War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
Top releases for NICO 2014 new and re-release
Tinariwen (Mali)- Emmaar
Budos Band (NYC) - Burnt Offering
Meridian Bros (Colombia) - Salvador Robots
Tony Allen (Nigeria)- Film of Life
La Chiva Gantiva (Belgium) - Vivo
HardProof (ATX) - Soul Thing b/w Lake Tana
TIcklah (NYC) - Ya Llego
(re-release)Hailu Mergia and the Walias (Ethiopia) - Tche Belew
(re-release)WIlliam Onyeabor (Nigeria) - Box set
Whoops…left one off… Abelardo Carbono (Colombia) - El Maravilloso Mundo de...

Run the Jewels --RTJ2
First Aid Kit -- Stay Gold
Literature -- Chorus
Spanish Gold -- South of Nowhere
The Well -- Samsara
Sturgill Simpson -- Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
The Light Upstairs -- Breathing Out & In

Bedhead -- 1992 -- 1998

Most Pleasantly Surprising In-store Performances
Nick Waterhouse (in support of Holly)
Strand of Oaks -- (in support of Heal)

Paul’s Top 10 items sold at 600-A North Lamar calendar year 2014

1. VA/Sublime Frequencies “Rajasthan Street Music” LP
2. VA/Sublime Frequencies “1970s Algerian Folk & Pop” LP/CD
3. Meridian Brothers “Salvadora Robot” LP/CD
4. OOIOO “Gamel” LP/CD
5. Ensamble Polifonico Vallenato and Sexteto La Constelacion De Colombia “Fiesta, Que Viva La” LP/CD
6. Shit & Shine “Powder Horn” LP/CD
7. Invisible Hands “Teslam” LP/CD
8. Alejandro Jodorosky “Dance of Reality” DVD/BR
9. V/A “Mobilisation General” LP/CD
10. Peter Guteridge “Pure” LP

Cool reissues:  
VA/Sublime Frequenceis “Choubi Choubi: Folk & Pop Sounds from Iraq Vol 1” LP
Brigitte Fontaine “Brigitte Fontaine” LP
Brigitte Fontaine “13 Chansons Décadentes et Fantasmagoriques”  LP
Fontaine et Higelin “Chansons D'Avant le Déluge” LP
V/A “I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore” LP
V/A “Last Kind Words” LP; V/A “Ghost Woman Blues” LP


MOULINIE:  Meslanges pour la Chapelle d'un Prince.  Ensemble Correspondences; Sebastian Dauce, cond. - Harmonia mundi 902194 (314902021942).

For fans of Marc-Antoine Charpentier--a beautiful discovery.

NORGARD:  Symphonies Nos. 1 & 8.  Vienna Philharmonic; Sakari Oramo, cond.  Dacapo SACD 6.220574 (74731315746).

Along with their recording of Alfred Schnittke's Concerto Grosso No. 5, this is another magnificent exception to the Vienna Philharmonic's conservative reputation--more Norgard and Schnittke, please!

PART:  "Peace Upon You, Jerusalem" (choral works).  Polyphony; Stephen Layton, cond.  Hyperion CDA 68056 (03457128056).

A splendid successor to Polyphony's exemplary previous Part CD "Triodion".  And I love the statement in Meurig Bowen's program notes that Part "is as close to being a 'household name' as any Classical composer in this lower-brow century can hope to be."

TAVERNER:  Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas; 3 Magnificats.  Tallis Scholars; Peter Phillips, cond.  Gimell CDGIM 045 (75513810452).

The extraordinary polyphonic achievement that is Taverner's Mass has inspired from the Tallis Scholars their best recording in at least a decade.

WEINBERG:  Symphony No. 10 and other works.  Kremerata Baltica; Gidon Kremer, violin/concertmaster. - ECM 2368/69 (02894810669--2 CDs).

From the opening of the unaccompanied Violin Sonata No. 3 through the close of the Symphony No. 10, Weinberg's music is given performances of the utmost commitment and integrity.  (How many living musicians have enhanced repertoire awareness as extensively as Gidon Kremer?)

Various composers:  "The Sacred Spirit of Russia".  Conspirare; Craig Hella Johnson, cond.  Harmonia mundi - SACD 807526 (09304675266).

Austin's own Conspirare is in stunning form for this substantial program, and octavist/basso profundo Glenn Miller will instill the fear of God into you on Track 18.


RIHM:  Lieder.  Holger Falk, baritone; Steffen Schleiermacher, piano.  MDG 6131848 (76062318482).

From a musical point of view, this release fully deserves inclusion on this list, but unfortunately MDG carries on the grand German tradition of failing to provide English translations of the texts.


SHOSTAKOVICH:  Symphony No. 13, "Babi Yar".  Vitaly Gromadsky, baritone; Moscow Philharmonic; Kirill - Kondrashin, cond.  Praga SACD 350089 (314902802862).

This reissue documents the second-ever live performance on December 20, 1962 of this never-to-be-silenced masterpiece, and it remains the most gripping and electrifying version ever released on recording.


1. Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds...
2. The Well - Samsara
3. Jungle - Jungle
4. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire for No Witness
5. The War on Drugs - Lost in The Dream        
6. Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
7. Tinariwen - Emmaar
8. Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2
9. Amen Dunes - Love
10. Todd Terje - It’s Album Time
11. Real Estate - Atlas
12. Budos Band - Burnt Offering
13. Literature - Chorus
14. Caribou - Our Love
15. Meridian Brothers - Salvadora Robot
16. Courtney Barnett - Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
17. Hospitality - Trouble
18. Ty Segall - Manipulator
19. Hailu Mergia & The Walias - Tche Belew
20. Blank Realm - Grassed Inn
21. Grouper - Ruins
22. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold
23. Ngozi Family - Day of Judgement
24. Tycho - Awake
25. Chad VanGaalen - Shrink Dust

  26. Suspirians - S/T
27. Quilt - Held in Splendor
28. Temples - Sun Structures
29. Protomartyr - Under The Color Of Official Light
30. Curtis Harding - Soul  Power
31. Ariel Pink - Pom Pom
32. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata
33. Ex Hex - Rips
34. Flesh Lights - Free Yourself
35. Robert Ellis - Lights From the Chemical Plant
36. Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty
37. Perfect Pussy - Say Yes to Love
38. St. Vincent - St. Vincent
39. Sun Kil Moon - Benji
40. Interpol - El Pintor
41. Holy Wave - Relax
42. Lee Fields & The Expressions - Emma Jean
43. Frankie Cosmos - Zentropy
44. Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal
45. David Kilgour & The Heavy 8's - End Time Undone
46. Phantogram - Voices
47. Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
48. Eagulls - Eagulls
49. Chancha Via Circuito - Amansara
50. Twerps - Underlay
  Lewis - L'Amour
Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams
Bedhead - 1992-1998
Ned Doheny – Separate Oceans
Sleater-Kinney – Start Together
Lavender Country – Lavender Country
Slint – Spiderland
Modest Mouse - Lonesome Crowded West
Modest Mouse – This is a Long Drive...
Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman

And basically every soundtrack that Mondo, Death Waltz, and Waxwork put out.
  Choubi Choubi: Folk & Pop Sounds from Iraq Vol 1
1970s Algerian Folk & Pop
Rajasthan Street Music
Wayfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles
Country Funk II: 1967-1974
Strange Breaks & Mr. Thing III
Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm of Gipsy Rhumba in Spain 1965-74
Bombay Disco: Disco Hits from Hindi Films 1979-1985
Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1997
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore 1927-1948
Ghost Woman Blues: Country Blues 1927-1952
   EMPLOYEE TOP TEN'S FROM YEARS PAST: 2009   2010  2011  2012  2013

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