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|Stuff I bought volume 8|
Buying CD's is one of my biggest pleasures. As August is my birthday month, and this year marks me turning 30 years old, I did buy a bit more then I should. I also think that supporting artists, as the people that are one of the reasons that life is worth living, is very important, and the times are what they are. This list doesn't rally have anything experimental to me, or new, it's prime characteristic is ''updating my current collections with must-have albums''.
Once the dust is settled
This is an EP with some tracks that didn’t make it for various reasons onto their last album (IV), but nevertheless are very good, and a few bonus things, like live versions. I think that the band released this in order to compensate for the lack of concerts etc.- each band deals with the lost revenue in their own way I guess. Some bands organize GoFundMe or whatever, and some bands decide to release some music. And I’ll always support my favorite bands, especially if they put an effort into it.
I’m steadily collecting Mastodon records, one by one, and now I’ve got most of them (except Remission and some live records), but I kept putting off buying Leviathan. No more! I just had to buy it in the end, knowing that missing out on it is a very big mistake.
Fear of a Blank Planet
As I mentioned in the last list, In Absentia was my first buy of Porcupine Tree. Of course I knew the band, knew some of their music (I even stupidly turned down a free entry to a concert in 2001, which turned out to be recorded and released on ‘’Warszawa’’), but I kept walking around it, and didn’t put much attention to their work. As a big Opeth fan, I knew Steven Wilson and respected his work, but I indulged in their music when the lockdown started. Immediately loved In Absentia, and I’m slowly expanding my PT catalog by what is regarded in many lists on sputnik their best records.
This was an additional surprise buy- as records 1-3 were ordered by post, I went to record store on Saturday on impulse, and bought records 4 and 5. Exactly the same story as above, saw new editions of PT and just needed to buy one more (knowing that Fear of a Blank Planet will be in the post shortly). In the future planning to buy Deadwing and Stupid Dream, and probably leave it at that.
This too was a surprise record purchase. I saw nice new editions of Tool records, a fresh new delivery. I was never a big fan of Tool, although I have in my collection Undertow, which I bought when I was something between 11 and 14 years old. But I do for example like Soen very much, and since their early work is, to put it mildly, reminiscent of Tool, I have indeed grew a sympathy to them. In the future I might get Aenima too, and leave it at that.