Friday, August 08, 2003

In the Comatorium

Friday 8th August 2003 - Lansdowne Road (Dave's house)

Mr. Gathercole said “I trust your hi-fi's have not buckled before the Mars Volta”
Mr. Adam said “Everything will be ready - I have placed the cd player down in the comatorium just to give us the right atmosphere. ”
Mr. Butler must have been very busy, he said “The 8th is good for me too.”

Hari Kunzru - The Impressionist
BA 7/10, BC 6/10, DB 6/10, DA 7/10, PG 6/10, RE 6/10 - AVERAGE 6.3
Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
BA 4/10, BC 4/10, DB 5/10, DA 3/10, PG 3/10, RE 6/10 - AVERAGE 4.2

Mr Gathercole chose The English
Mr Clifford chose Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no.3
There are many recordings of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no3. There are some good new ones that the critics cannot choose between, but they all agree that the recoding made by Horowitz in the 50s was unsurpassed for the best part of 50 years and is the reference piece for any reviewer.

Other recommendations:

Richard's £5 recommendations at Fopp...The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Indian stuff...Call of the Valley
Autumn/Winter music...Beck - Sea Changes
Bargain prices on Amazon for on of Ben C's rec's...Peter Carey - Illywhacker
And for suspense...And John Fowles' the Collector