Vikesh Kapoor - I Dreamt Blues
Vikesh Kapoor released The Ballad Of Willy Robbins this week, but I’m starting to work on a theory: Kapoor is a talented young musician in 2014, but he’s simultaneuosly hanging out with Richard and Mimi Farina in Carmel ca. 1964, creating a musico-temporal uncertainty that resulted in this record. A fantastic new release and a tragically overlooked early ’60s gem.
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Ryley Walker - Blessings
This is just too good: can’t stop myself from reblogging it.
Ryley Walker’s debut record, All Kinds Of You, came out yesterday, and it is as good and expansive as I anticipated. This guy channels some deep spiritual music, obvious references are Bert Jansch and Nick Drake, but he also goes deeper and spacier at times. Just a wonderful record.
Mike Cooper - The Singing Tree
Paradise of Bachelors is reissuing the three records that Mike Cooper released in the early ’70s: Trout Steel, Places I Know, and The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper. Right now that label can just do no wrong as far as I’m concerned.
This one is folk-y ’70s pop, with just a little edge of Cooper’s experimental side creeping in towards the end. Worth several listens.
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Sir Richard Bishop - Elysium Number Five
A little jazz manouche to fill the time left until sunrise.