Thursday, August 27, 2009
At least in my not-so-humble-opinion. I was randomly there shopping last night, accidentally catching some of Jay Reatard's performance, and just marveled at the selection of European psychedelia and general obscure music that they have. Maybe an indicator of how wide their scope goes is that they had three different CDs by Conrad Schnitzler, who is a German musician who was half of the Krautrock psychedelic band "Kluster" before going on to an extensive career on his own. They also had a tribute album to his fellow Kluster member Hans Joachim Roedelius the last time I was there. Considering that these names will mean nothing for 90% of the music stores out there, and I'm possibly being generous with that, the presence of several representatives of their albums at one store in Seattle is quite impressive. While not "Aquarius Records" in San Francisco, which is the best store in the entire country for Euro and South American psychedelic and experimental music--an this is no exaggeration--it's sort of like what's the point in quibbling over some details?
Posted by John Madziarczyk at 2:45 PM