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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Bill Baird - There Goes My Ego



Back to normal with this anthology. Bill Baird is a musician who deserves much more recognition for his fine releases over the years. My introduction to him was in the late 00's when he was going by the name of {{{Sunset}}} for his solo work. He released a few albums under this moniker, my favourite being 2008's The Glowing City, before reverting to his real name. Unfamiliar with his earlier work, I discovered he'd already recorded several albums. According to his wiki page: "Baird first achieved success as the frontman for Sound Team (2001–2007), which was signed to Capitol Records in 2005 but dropped from the label after the commercial failure of their album Movie Monster."

Most of his recordings, either solo or as Sound Team can be found on his bandcamp page HERE. Also, check out his website HERE. I noticed on bandcamp he's selling his whole (digital) discography very cheaply, so I decided to take the plunge, paying a bit more than the minimum price (it's up to you how much you wish to pay), despite already having several of his albums. It was still a bargain. 
Here's some quotes to be found on his bandcamp page:
"A testament to the failure of the American educational system" - Roscoe Mitchell
"Psych-pop master craftsman" -- Spin Magazine
"...modern psychedelia at its finest" - Exclaim
"One of the last of the living rock n roll geniuses" - Tiny Mix Tapes


For this collection I've decided to include tracks from his solo releases covering the years 2010 to the present day. Albums to recommend? This year's release "Flower Children's Children's Children" is as good a place to start as any, but "Earth into Aether" from 2016 is probably my favourite of his so far. Info containing track origin & year of release is tagged in the music files and in the download file, I hope you enjoy this latest collection, and stay safe!

  1. World Gone Deaf (3:44)
  2. Everything Explodes (3:40)
  3. Softly (2:06)
  4. Be Yourself (4:20)
  5. Empty University (3:24)
  6. Late Night Dawning (2:56)
  7. Home (3:01)
  8. Strigidae (3:34)
  9. Mister Treadmill (2:18)
10. Baby Blue (4:19)
11. Lake Eerie / Shave / Blob (6:50)
12. Caroline (4:53)
13. Insomnia Insane (2:30)
14. Spreadsheet Star Charts (5:35)
15. You're Fat (0:51)
16. You're Free (if You Want to Be) (4:02)
17. She Came and She Touched Me (3:49)
18. It Will Be OK (3:46)
19. Daily Dance (5:48)
20. Dear Friend (Collapsing Domino) (4:59)
21. Is Nothing There (3:26)

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Sunday, 14 June 2020

Songs from Beneath the Spaghetti Tree Vol. 57



  1. Vinyl Williams - Soft Soul (4:02)
  2. The Burns Unit - Trouble (3:25)
  3. Anthony Moore - Wrong Again (2:35)
  4. Drab City - Working for the Men (2:03)
  5. The Soundcarriers - The Seventh Seal (4:42)
  6. The Heads - Trilogy Part 3 (5:29)
  7. The Monochrome Set - Espresso (3:10)
  8. Autumn - Falling (3:20)
  9. The Chills - Dark Carnival (3:35)
10. Matt Elliott - Guidance Is Eternal (3:18)
11. Kombynat Robotron - Fontäne (8:08)
12. Cloud Cashes Till - Time Has Gone Away (3:27)
13. Mick Ronson - Only After Dark (3:28)
14. The Human League - Dreams of Leaving (5:47)
15. Aphex Twin - Beetles (1:27)
16. Toco - Barracao (3:08)
17. Together - Henry's Coming Home (2:56)
18. Beaulieu Porch - Thorneywood Is Dark (2:14)
19. Mary Lorson and the Soubrettes - River (3:17)
20. Sonic Boom - Tawkin Tekno (4:51)
21. Shellac - Wingwalker (4:56)