critical listening 202212

albums/LPs listened to from start-to-finish critically and preferably w/zero distractions.

20221202 Elvin Jones Revival: Live at Pookie’s Pub, 2CD: Blue Note B003576002 [2022]
20221201 John Zorn The Hermetic Organ, Vol. 9: Liber VII, CD: Tzadik TZ-8391 [2022]

December 2, 2022 critical listening

l3 2022 music purchases

Updated 20221108

mostly physical media (CDs; sometimes LPs), and otherwise digital (e.g., Bandcamp, Qobuz, etc.

2022 New Releases [148]:

Absent in Body — Plague God
Ahleuchatistas — Expansion
Zoh Amba — O, Sun
Animals as Leaders — Parrhesia
Anteloper — Pink Dolphins
Anthrax — XL: MCMLXXXI - MMXXI [2CD]
The Bad Plus — The Bad Plus
Bartolo, Sousa, Ferrandini — BASFE
Big Wreck — 7.2 [EP]
Björk — Fossora
Bloodmist — Arc
The Bobby Lees — Bellevue
The Bobby Lees — Hollywood Junkyard EP
Patricia Brennan — More Touch
Jean Carne / Adrian Younge / Ali Shaheed Muhammad — Jean Carne JID012
John Carpenter / Cody Carpenter / Daniel Davies — Halloween Ends
Ron Carter — Finding the Right Notes
Charming Hostess — The Ginzburg Geography
Trish Clowes — A View with a Room
Clutch — Sunrise on Slaughter Beach
Billy Cobham — Drun n’ Voice, Vol. 5
Avishai Cohen — Naked Truth
Anthony Coleman & Brian Chase — Arcades
Converge — The Poacher Diaries Redux [EP]
Imani Coppola — Demos from the Void
Elvis Costello & The Imposters — The Boy Named If
††† (Crosses) — Permanent.Radiant EP
Julian Curwin with Stu Hunter, Lloyd Swanton, Jess Ciampa & Ollie Thorpe — Second Sight
Cynic — Ascension Codes [Instrumentals]
dälek — Precipice
Dark Funeral — We Are the Apocalypse
Dead Cross — II
Decapitated — Cancer Culture
David Douglas — Secular Psalms
Trevor Dunn’s Trio-Convulsant avec Folie à Quatre — Séances
Danny Elfman — Bigger. Messier. [2CD]
Juliet Eugenio — JUMP
Exhumed — To the Dead
Father John Misty — Chloë and the Next 20th Century
Fear Factory — Recoded
Fractal Sextet — Fractal Sextet
First Aid Kit — Palomino
Bill Frisell — Four
Fucked Up — Oberon [EP]
Robert Glasper — Black Radio III
Mark Guliana — The Sound of Listening
Henry Franklin / Adrian Younge / Ali Shaheed Muhammad — Henry Franklin JID014
Guerilla Toss — Famously Alive
Mary Halvorson — Amaryllis
Mary Halvorson — Belladonna
Tigran Hamasyna — StandArt
Curha — III
High Castle Teleorkestra — The Egg That Never Opened: Radio Free Albemuth Part 1 [2CD]
Bruce Hornsby — ’Flicted
Jenny Hval — Classic Objects
Imperial Triumphant — Spirit of Ecstasy
Inhuman Condition — Fearsick
Intoxicated — Watch You Burn
Koby Israelite — Jacob’s Dream
Ulf Ivarsson / Bill Laswell — Nammu
Ethan Iverson — Every Note Is True
Brian Jackson — This Is Brian Jackson
John Di Pasquale — Move the Uncovered Boxes Away
Katalyst / Adrian Younge / Ali Shaheed Muhammad — Katalyst JID013
King Garbage — Heavy Metal Greasy Love
King’s X — Three Sides of One
KoЯn — Requiem
Lamb of God — Omens
Molly Lewis — Mirage
Charles Lloyd + Bill Frisell + Thomas Morgan — Trios: Chapel
Machine Head — Øf Kingdøm and Crøwn
Makaya McCraven — In These Times
Megadeth — The Sick, the Dying…and the Dead!
Brad Mehldau — Jacob’s Ladder
Melvins — Bad Mood Rising
Meshuggah — Immutable
Ron Minis — Smart Phones Stupid People
Miriodor — Elements
Hedvig Mollestd & Trondheim Jazz Orchestra — Maternity Beat
Morbikon — Ov Mournful Twilight
Ikue Mori — Tracing the Magic
Municipal Waste — Electrified Brain
Napalm Death — Resentment Is Always Seismic - a final throw of Throes
Miles Okazaki — Thisness
Rick Parker & Li Daiguo — meditation music for the artificially intelligent
Andy Partridge — My Failed Chrismast Career, Vol. 1 [EP]
Andy Partridge — My Failed Songwriting Career, Vol. 2 [EP]
Phase Duo — Generative Glimpse
Pixies — Doggerel
Randi Pontoppidan & Povl Kristian — Life in Life
Porcupine Tree — CLOSURE/CONTINUATION [2CD]
Primus — Conspiranoid [EP]
Punch Brothers — Hell on Church Street
Flora Purim — If You Will
Rammstein — Zeit
Joshua Redman / Brad Mehldau / Christian McBride / Brian Blade — LongGone
Max Richter — The New Four Seasons: Vivaldi Recomposed
Rolo Tomassi — Where Myth Becomes Memory
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Bond 25
Jamie Saft — Jamie Saft Plays Cage & Granelli
Joe Satriani — The Elephants of Mars
J.Peter Schwalm & Stephan Thelen w/Eivind Aarset, Tim Harries, Manuel Pasquinelli — Transneptunian Planets
Silverbeats — Driver [EP]
Slipknot — The End, so Far
Ches Smith — Interpret It Well
Jason Wayne Sneed & Toshinori Kondo — Guardians of the Most Cosmic Shrine Soulfly — Totem
SPY / MANIAC — SPY/MANIAC [7″]
Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited — The Flawless Ms Drake
The Surfrajettes — Roller Fink
Tanya Tagaq — Tongues
Tears for Fears — The Tipping Point
Thumbscrew — Multicolored Midnight
Titan to Tachyons — Vonals
Devin Townsend — Lightwork [2CD]
U/nu — Teknovortex Club - Sound Pictures from Professor Bad Trip’s Comics
Undeath — It’s Time…to Rise from the Grave
Marc Urselli’s SteppenDoom — SteppenDoom
Steve Vai — Inviolate
Manuel Valera New Cuban Express Big Band — Distancia
Eddie Vedder — Earthling
Vein.fm — This World Is Going to Ruin You
Voïvod — Synchro Anarchy [2CD]
Voïvod — Ultraman [EP]
Rufus Wainwright — Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios
Jack White — Entering Heaven Alive
Jack White — Fear of the Dawn
Leland Whitty — Anyhow
Nate Wooley — Ancient Songs of Burlap Heroes
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad — Jazz Is Dead 011
John Zorn / Bill Laswell — The Cleansing
John Zorn — A Garden of Forking Paths
John Zorn - The Bagatelles, Vol. 9: Asmodeus
John Zorn - The Bagatelles, Vol. 10: Julia Lage & Gyan Rileuy
John Zorn - The Bagatelles, Vol. 11: Jim Black Quartet
John Zorn - The Bagatelles, Vol. 12: Cleric
John Zorn — Incerto
John Zorn — Multiplicities, Vol. 1
John Zorn — Perchance to Dream…
John Zorn — Song of Songs
John Zorn — Spinoza
John Zorn — Suite for Piano

2022 Compilations [1]:

Boom! Italian Jazz Soundtracks at Their Finest 1959—1969

2022 Archival + Historical [22]:

Albert Ayler — Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings [4CD]
Chet Baker — Live in Paris: The Radio France Recordings 1983-1984 [2CD]
John Barry — The More Things Change: Film, TV & Studio Work 1966-1972
The Beach Boys — Sail On Sailor • 1972 • [6CD]
David Bowie — Brilliant Adventure [EP]
David Bowie — Fun Mix - EP
David Bowie — Toy [3CD]
David Bowie — Toy E.P. You’ve Got It Made with All the Toys”
Elvin Jones — Revival: Live at Pookie’s Pub [2CD]
Dead Kennedys — Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables [2022 Mix]
Miles Davis — That’s What Happened 1982-1985: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7 [3CD]
Bill Evans — Inner Spirit: The 1979 Concert at the Teatro General San Martín, Buenos Aires [2CD]
Bill Evans — Morning Glory: The 1973 Concert at the Teatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires [2CD]
Charles Mingus — The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s [3CD] Prince & The Revolution — Live [2CD]
Sex Pistoles — Original Recordings
Wayne Shorter / Terri Lyne Carrington / Leo Genovese / Espernza Spalding — Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival
Frank Zappa — Erie [6CD]
Frank Zappa — The Mothers 1971 [8CD]
Frank Zappa — Waka/Wazoo [4CD/Blu-ray]
Frank Zappa — Zappa 75: Zagreb/Ljubljana [2CD]
John Zorn — John Zorn’s Olympiad, Vol. 2: Fencing 1978

December 2, 2022 annalist