Monday, December 04, 2006

the sounds of fall 2006...

this was the soundtrack: David Bazan: Fewer Moving Parts... Damien Jurado: Now That I'm In Your Shadow... The Album Leaf: Into the Blue Again... Cat Power: The Greatest... The Decemberists: The Crain Wife... Jose Gonzalez: Veneer... M Ward: Post-War... Tungg: Mother's Daughters... Sigur Ros: Takk... my gratitude goes out to people who make beautiful music.

12 comments:

notso-swift said...

Schmellis,
Great albums for fall - now I've got one to brighten your bleak winter. Joanna Newsom "Ys" (pronounced ees). I haven't been more than slightly interrested in her eirlier albums, but this one is supurb - one of the best albums I've heard this year musically and lyrically (if that's a word). I've found it's best listened to at top volume during long commutes. Emphasis on long camutes, all of the songs are long, and one is 12mins 55sec.

notso-swift said...

I meant COMMUTES

Aaron said...

and now that christmas is upon us it's time to bring out sufjan's christmas albums 1-3... and his new vol. 4-5 as well...

notso-swift said...

True

elnellis said...

i'll have to check that out swifty, thanks for the heads up. what else have you been listening to?

notso-swift said...

I was just starting to listen to Damien's new one, but that got eclipsed by JN. I just made a birthday mix for my sister with most of what i've been listening to:
Joanna Newsom
Caribou
Sade
Richard Buckner -(Ariel Ramirez - absolutely beautiful song + others)
The Smiths
Bjork/Thom Yorke - "Dancer in the Dark" soundtrack "I have seen it all"
Kings of Convenience - (thanks Clay)

Their're a couple in your list that I haven't listened to so I'll have to check them out. I sure miss the days when Damien toured a lot.

notso-swift said...

There're

Sarah M said...

This might seem a little out there - but I clicked through to your blog from Chuck's, who we both knew at Moody. And, thought of your work today during my meeting for the literary journal at University of Texas - Dallas because we're looking for art for the upcoming issue. Not sure if you're interested - but thought I'd pass along the link to the very ugly Web site (the journal is quite lovely): http://www.sojournjournal.org/

elnellis said...

thanks for contacting me sarah, i'll head over to the website and perhaps contact you through there.
peace

elnellis said...

btw, swifty, i remember hearing joanna newsom's "milk-eyed mender" a while back and not really liking it, but i checked out her "Y's" and it is amazing! i can't wait to get ahold if it!
peace
i've really been enjoying cocorosie, you'd like them too.

arugula said...

where do you get most of your music? Do you buy it, or what?

notso-swift said...

allofmp3.com - whole albums for under 2bucks and free too- but hurry there's a lawsuit pending. I've just downloaded all the albums I didn't have recommended be Phil and Aaron.