Willits/Sakamoto: “Reticent Reminiscence” (SoundCloud)




One of the keenly anticipated adventurous music releases of Summer 2012, Ancient Future, the latest collaboration of Ryuichi Sakamoto and Christopher Willits, sees its physical release via the Ghostly imprint on August 6th in the EU/UK and August 7th everywhere else.


To tide you over, our friends at RCRDLBL are sharing a premiere of the album stream here. You can also stream album track “Reticent Reminiscence” via an embed from the label’s SoundCloud page below.


Playlist for “Reading Day” (RCRDLBL)




When it comes to studying, I don’t advocate “cramming.” I’m more of a fan of looking at the material throughout the semester and reviewing for final exams in an organized way over multiple sessions. But during finals week, even students with the best of study habits have to log a fair amount of hours preparing for exams. And, especially when burning the midnight oil, it’s important to have some tunes along for marathon study sessions.


The playlist below, courtesy of RCRDLBL, promises to keep things lively.


RCRDLBL Shares SXSW: Rock Playlist (stream)


Emily Zemler at RCRDLBL has curated a SXSW Playlist featuring the “can’t miss” rock acts. Thanks for the tunes Emily!




If, for whatever reason, your holiday seems more filled with dysfunction than normal, don’t worry – they’ve got your back there too.


Here’s an embed of the “Bad Thanksgiving” playlist.

What would we do without the folks at RCRDLBL, who seemingly anticipate our every musical mood? (sniff) It makes me thankful they’re around!

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate. Everyone else, have a grand Thursday.

By the way, for those of you braving the stores tomorrow, independent record sellers are holding Black Friday Record Store Day events, with special releases and other fun, to commemorate conspicuous consumption, record hound style.