lisbon, portugal | july 2016
enjoy your time under the sun. 15 tracks, including music from radiohead, whitney and andrew bird.
music made in portugal, this year mainly. 1 hour, including music by lucas/medeiros, capitão fausto e sensible soccers.
we bought this vinyl after watching pj harvey at primavera sound festival in barcelona and then at nos primavera sound in porto. we heard a lot about pj harvey on being a goddess of rock, but what we found was a lot more. at first we though it would be a very loud performance. but she was sublime, full of brass and strings, choirs and drums all in a perfect and accurate combination with her voice. let england shake is an 2011 album who features beautiful tracks like “let england shake”, “the words that maketh murder”, “on battleship hill” or “the glorious land”. “what is the glorious fruit of our land? its fruit is deformed children. what is the glorious fruit of our land? its fruit is orphaned children.” let england shake, pj harvey, 2011
it is true that vinyl is in vogue. if one day a vinyl record was a necessary way to listen music with some quality, today has become a way to complete the concept of an album. it is also true that a vinyl collection can be an expensive taste, and so every vinyl should be carefully chosen and treated in the same way. recently we discovered that vinyl records can be pressed (made) in different places and mastered by different people leading to different sound quality. every vinyl record have a “fingerprint” (a code) which tell who pressed it. for the amateurs, the best way to choose wisely is to search for opinions of other buyers. quit tip. first press are more valuable than re-issues. we can find a matrix number written in the vinyl between the last track and the label. usually, if a matrix number ends in -1 it means is a first press (pressed directly from the mother disc).
porto, portugal | june 2016
second year at primavera sound barcelona. we missed radiohead, but there were amazing concerts there. it’s quite impossible not to enjoy music like this. what we saw: todd terje, kamasi washington, tame impala, lcd soundsystem u.s. girls, brian wilson sing pet sounds, explosions in the sky, deerhunter, pj harvey, sigur rós barcelona, spain | june 2016