This months selection includes a contribution from an act I saw at this year’s Weyfest.
This months additions are:
- Kokomo – Kokomo
- Kokomo – Rise & Shine
- All About Eve – Fairy Night Lights
- Yes – Heaven & Earth
- Asia – Omega
- Roddy Woomble & Band – Live at Kings Place (SoS)
- LSO – Haydn – Symphonies No.9 (SoS)
This month saw the release of the latest offering from Yes. I really enjoyed the last release, Fly from Here, but for a variety of reasons I wasn’t as taken with Heaven and Earth. One change between the two is that the lead vocalist has been changed (again). This doesn’t seem to have made much difference though as they all sound a bit like Jon Anderson! What has changed is the writing team and I am less keen on the direction they are taking.
Weyfest is always a great place for me to discover “new” bands. One of these discoveries this year was Kokomo who are not new at all but simply touring again after a 35 year hiatus. I loved their soulful sound and so picked up these two.
Those above marked (SoS) are from a subscription service called Society of Sound which is curated by Real World Records, Peter Gabriel and the LSO. This provides members with two downloads a month of which you get no choice. This means that some months you get something that you really love and other months not so.
All my music is held in a web-based music streamer called Subsonic, a roll-your-own Spotify if you like. This provides statistics on number of tracks and size of collection, as you can see below.