This Just In: The Clearing

Seems like it’s been a minute since we’ve featured something of a more-contemplative nature as a weekly pick. Lots of rock(steady)ish things in the past month. OK, well, BOOM! Here’s some neo-classical meditations for the first ever “Global Release Day.” Ya know, until they change it again or something. But hey, this isn’t just any random neo-classical album, it’s Rachel Grimes!!! Who? Remember Rachel’s? No? If you don’t, start studying so we can have a conversation. Let’s put it this way – in terms of a neo-classical/ambient release, this is as big of a deal to that world as Taco Bell finally offering breakfast was to the fast food world. Am I comparing this album to the A.M. Crunchwrap? Naw, I’m just hungry. Bring me something to eat, and pick up a copy of The Clearing (or something else from this week’s stellar in-stock list) while you’re at it. -MLE

Rachel Grimes – The Clearing LP
Listen: “The Herald” and “The Air In Time”
“Rachel Grimes is a pianist, composer, and arranger based in Kentucky – most renowned for her work in Rachel’s, the groundbreaking chamber-rock ensemble that introduced an entire generation of underground rock fans to the unexpected similarities and appeal of neoclassical music. Grimes has toured the world as a solo pianist, and as a collaborator with chamber ensembles such as Portland Cello Project, astrïd, Cicada, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta trio, and Orchestra Kandinskij. Unhurried, at times fleeting, and stretching into the sky, The Clearing is a winding path of transient moments exploring personal memory, relationships, and mystery from a deeply internal place. The music is a wide spectrum of textures in strings, harp, piano, woodwinds, and percussion. Featuring an ensemble that includes Scott Morgan (LOSCIL), Scott Moore, Kyle Crabtree (Shipping News), Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Jacob Duncan (Liberation Prophecy), and Helen Money, The Clearing reveals a broad new chapter for Rachel Grimes.” -Temporary Residence Limited

Clearing the way – new releases, reissues and restocks…

A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders LP
Animal Collective – Danse Manatee LP; Merriweather Post Pavilion 2LP
Arcade Fire – Reflektor 2LP
Arctic Monkeys – AM LP
Aziz Ansari – Buried Alive 2LP*
Balloon Monument – PL003 CS
Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique 2LP
Beatles – Abbey Road LP; Let It Be LP
Black Mountain – S/T Deluxe 2LP
Bon Iver – S/T LP
Brazil Classics 5 – Hips Of Tradition: Return Of Tom Ze LP
Buena Vista Social Club – Lost And Found LP
Can – Future Days LP
Caribou – Our Love LP
Circuit Des Yeux – In Plan Speech LP
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory LP
Daft Punk – Homework 2LP
Daniel Newman – AUG003 CS
Dead Prez – Lets Get Free 2LP*
Deltron 3030 – S/T 2LP
Depeche Mode – Violator LP
Diane Ream/Nags Head – Split CS
Die Antwoord – Ten$sion LP*
EZTV – Calling Out LP*
Flaming Lips – Yoshimi LP
Flamingos / The KVB – Split EP 12”*
Florence & The Machine – Lungs LP
Flume – S/T LP
Flying Lotus – Los Angeles 2LP; Pattern + Grid World EP; You’re Dead 2LP
Four Tet – Morning / Evening LP
Funkstorung – S/T 2LP*
Godspeed You Black Emperor – Yanqui U.X.O. 2LP
Golden Gunn – S/T LP*
Good, The Bad And The Zugly – Hadeland Hardcore LP*
Gorillaz – Plastic Beach 2LP
Grateful Dead – American Beauty LP
Hailu Mergia & The Walias – Tche Belew LP
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive 2LP
Jenny Hval – Apocalypse, Girl LP
Jimi Hendrix – Miami Pop Festival 2LP
Joanna Gruesome – Peanut Butter LP*
John Carpenter – Lost Themes LP
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures LP
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid 2LP
LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 2LP; S/T LP
Lee Bannon – Pattern Of Excel LP
Mastodon – Crack The Skye LP
Mates Of State – You’re Going To Make It LP*
Matrixxman – Homesick 2LP*
Michael Jackson – Thriller 25th Anniversary 2LP
Nap Eyes – Whine Of The Mystic LP*
Negative Scanner – S/T LP*
Neu! – S/T 2 LP
Nicolas Lobo – Slowed And Mirrored CS
Nightmares On Wax – Carboot Soul 2LP
Nina Simone – At The Village Gate LP
Old Ceremony – Sprinter LP*
Outkast – ATLiens 2LP
Parquet Courts – Content Nausea LP
Portishead – S/T LP
Radiohead – Amnesiac 2×10″
Ramones – Ramones LP
RP Boo – Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints 2LP*
Ryan Adams – Live At Carnegie Hall LP; S/T LP
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour LP
Songs:Ohia – Magnolia Electric Company Deluxe 2LP
Smiths – The Queen Is Dead LP
Stereo-Total – Yeye Existentialiste 2LP*
Strokes – Is This It LP; Room On Fire LP
Steve Gunn – Boerum Palace LP*
Sufjan Stevens – Illinois 2LP
Tenement – Predatory Headlights 2LP
T. Rex – Dandy In The Underworld LP; Futuristic Dragon LP; Tanx LP
Tame Impala – Lonerism 2LP
Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface CD
Tycho – Awake LP
U – We Decide Who Comes In 12”*
Unicorns – Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone? LP
United Nations – S/T LP*
Van Halen – Diver Down LP*; Fair Warning LP*; II LP*; Women And Children First LP*
Various – Eccentric Soul: Big Mack Label 2LP
Various – Eccentric Soul: Capitol City Soul 2LP
Various – Eccentric Soul: Nickel & Penny Labels 2LP
Various – Eccentric Soul: RBG Production LP
Various – Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts Of Deep City CD
Various – Miami Sound CD
Walter TV – Blessed LP*
War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream 2LP
Weezer – S/T LP
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 2LP
World Psychedelic Classics Vol. 5 – Who Is William Onyeabor? 3LP

*Indicates new release or new reissue