Sunday, August 20, 2017

James Blake - The Colour In Anything (2016 Polydor)

James Blake - The Colour In Anything (2016 Polydor)

Ross Allison

Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Pen/Ink   10 x 8

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ben Folds Five - Whatever And Ever Amen (1997 550 / Carolina Rec / Epic)

Ben Folds Five - Whatever And Ever Amen (1997 550 / Carolina Rec / Epic)

Ross Allison

Watercolor & Pen/Ink   9 x 12

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy (2017 Columbia)

Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy (2017 Columbia)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media on Canvas  16 x 12

Friday, August 11, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 8/10/17:

Brian Eno & John Cale - Spinning Away
The Unthanks - King Of Rome
The Undertones - Wednesday Week
The B-52s - Legal Tender
Manic Street Preachers - Faster
Yusef Lateef - The Plum Blossom
The Free Design - Kites Are Fun
Paul Bley Trio - Ida Lupino
Jean Moreau - Rien N'Arrive Plus
Peggy Lee - Is That All There Is?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Anohni - Hopelessness (2016 Secretly Canadian / Rough Trade / Hostess)

Anohni - Hopelessness (2016 Secretly Canadian / Rough Trade / Hostess)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media on paper  11 x 7

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 7/25/17:

The Bees - I Love You
Father John Misty - A Bigger Paper Bag
Neutral Milk Hotel - Naomi
David Popper - Tarantella, Op. 33
Moondog - Chaconne In G
Tyler, The Creator - Boredom
The Barr Brothers - Come In The Water
Richard Hawley - Tonight The Streets Are Ours
Cannonball Adderley - Sambops
Fleet Foxes - The Shrine / An Argument

Monday, July 24, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Broadcast - Tender Buttons (2005 Warp)

Broadcast - Tender Buttons (2005 Warp)

Ross Allison

Acrylic and Marker on canvas  14 x 11

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - The First Two Albums (2005 Tomlab)

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - The First Two Albums (2005 Tomlab)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media  9 x 7

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell (2015 Asthmatic Kitty)

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell (2015 Asthmatic Kitty)

Ross Allison

Acrylic and Colored Pencil   8 x 8

Monday, July 10, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 7/10/17:

Connan Mockasin - Faking Jazz Together
Dollar Brand - On The Banks Of Allen Waters
Eddie Palmieri - Puerto Rico
Marshall Crenshaw - You're My Favorite Waste Of Time
John Grant - Magma Arrives
The Magnetic Fields - 68: A Cat Called Dionysus
Gyorgy Kurtag - Stele Op. 33: 1. Adagio
Sparkelhorse - Shade And Honey
Townes Van Zandt - Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel
Sharon Van Etten - Tarifa

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Beck - Sea Change (2002 Geffen)

Beck - Sea Change (2002 Geffen)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media on canvas  10.5 x 14

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (2015 Bella Union)

John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (2015 Bella Union)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media  10.5 x 7

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Rufus Wainwright - All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu (2010 Decca/Polydor)

Rufus Wainwright - All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu (2010 Decca/Polydor)

Ross Allison

Watercolor on paper  10 x 7.5

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Top 25 Albums Of 2017 (Halfway List):

June is coming to a close, as well as the first half of the year of 2017.  Below is (Ross's) list of (his) favorite albums of the year so far, alphabetical of course:
(Please note that I haven't heard the new Roger Waters, Benjamin Booker, Gorillaz, Feist, Mac deMarco, Forest Swords, Arca, Joey Bada$$, Aimee Mann, or Holly Macve records - Ross):

(Sandy) Alex G - Rocket
Blanck Mass - World Eater
Chastity Belt - I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone
Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
Foxygen - Hang
Future Islands - The Far Field
Gregory Lewis - Organ Monk, The Breathe Suite
Jesu/Sun Kil Moon - 30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth
Joe Goddard - Electric Lines
Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir
Mario Batkovic - Mario Batkovic
Mark Lanegan Band - Gargoyle
Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
Perfume Genius - No Shape
Quelle Chris - Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often
Ryuichi Sakamoto - async
Sleaford Mods - English Tapas
Stephan Meidell - Metrics
Sufjan Stevens/Bryce Dessner/James McAlister/Nico Muhly - Planetarium
Sun Kil Moon - Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood
Thundercat - Drunk
William Basinski - A Shadow In Time

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970 Columbia)

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970 Columbia)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media  10.5 x 8.5

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up (2017 Nonesuch)


Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up (2017 Nonesuch)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media  10.5 x 8
Mixed Media  3 x 3

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

William Basinski - A Shadow In Time (2017 Temporary Residence Limited/2062)

William Basinski - A Shadow In Time (2017 Temporary Residence Limited/2062)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media on canvas  15 x 12

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 6/13/17:

Rochereau - En Amour Ya Pas De Calcul
The Beatles - Wait
Clare Fischer - The Duke (solo piano)
Jessica Lea Mayfield - Our Hearts Are Wrong
Simon & Garfunkel - We've Got A Groovy Thing Going
The Lloyd Alexander Real Estate - Whatcha Gonna Do (When Your Baby Leaves You)
Beck - Paper Tiger
Arthur Russell - Hop On Down
Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy In New York
The Isley Brothers - Shout (Part One)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (2007 Merge)

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (2007 Merge)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media on canvas  9.5 x 7.5 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 6/3/17:

William Basinski - A Shadow In Time
Pond - 30000 Megatons
Dabrye - Magic Says
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love?
Future Islands - Ran
GAS - Narkopop 4
Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
Haiku Salut - Sounds Like There's A Pacman Crunching Away At Your Heart
Carl Barat & The Jackals - Glory Days
Steve Reich - Different Trains I: America Before The War

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 5/25/17:

Roxy Music - The Bob (Medley)
(Sandy) Alex G - Poison Root
Roger Smalley - Pulses: Moments 6-10
John Maus - Hey Moon
Owen & Leon with the Drumbago All Stars - Oh Murder
Jim White/Aimee Mann/M. Ward/Joe Henry - Static On The Radio
Arcade Fire - (Antichrist Television Blues)
Singers & Players - Make A Joyful Noise
Gregory Lewis - The Chronicles Of Michael Brown
Shye Ben Tzur - Dancing

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 5/17/17:

PJ Harvey - Dollar, Dollar
Jesu / Sun Kil Moon - He's Bad
Laurel Halo - Wow
Miles Davis - Billy Boy
Frank Ocean - Good Guy
Julie's Haircut - Salting Traces
Aztec Camera - Lost Outside The Tunnel
Harry Styles - Carolina
Radiohead - Where I End And You Begin
ABBA - Like An Angel Passing Through My Room

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Gomez - Bring It On (1998 Hut (Virgin))

Gomez - Bring It On (1998 Hut (Virgin))

Ross Allison

Watercolor and marker  10.5 x 7.5

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 5/1/17:

Gustav Holst - Saturn, The Bringer Of Old Age
David Bowie - Win
Kikagaku Moyo - Zo No Senaka
Analog Rebellion - Out Of Your Mind
Radiohead - Separator
Robert Stillman - Rainbow
Nicholas Krgovich - Rock's Detail
Sonic Youth - Shaking Hell
ODIO - Fabulous Horrific Beast
Olivier Messiaen - Quartet For The End Of Time, part 3: Abyss Of The Birds

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Safe As Milk (1967 Buddah)

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Safe As Milk (1967 Buddah)

Ross Allison

Watercolor and Pen/Ink  10.5 x 7

Friday, April 28, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music (1972 Columbia)

Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music (1972 Columbia)

Ross Allison

Watercolor on paper  10.5 x 8

Monday, April 17, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 4/17/17:

Julie Byrne - All The Land Glimmered Beneath
Radiohead - Codex
Esther Ofarim - Shir handoded (Live in Tel-Aviv)
Randy Newman - Dayton, Ohio - 1903
Father John Misty - Leaving L.A.
Herbie Hancock - Mimosa
Kanye West - Addiction
Actress - BLUE WINDOW
Damon Albarn - Lonely Press Play
Blanck Mass - Silent Treatment

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967 Parlophone/Capitol)

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967 Parlophone/Capitol)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media  10.5 x 7.5

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sufjan Stevens - "Enjoy Your Rabbit" (2001 Asthmatic Kitty)

Sufjan Stevens - "Enjoy Your Rabbit" (2001 Asthmatic Kitty)

Ross Allison

Watercolor and marker  5.5 x 7.5

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Hidden Talent: Flying Cakes - "EP #2"

The German jazz group Flying Cakes are an incredibly talented bunch of musicians making some of the most confident and polished quartet-jazz you'll find on Bandcamp in recent years.  With only one project released before this one (a raw 2014 recording session), this EP shows a band that already sounds like a supergroup.  What's more exciting is whatever comes next for these Berlin talents.

For fans of: Brad Mehldau, Bill Evans Trio, The Bad Plus, Clare Fischer, Dollar Brand.

Listen to the EP here:
https://flyingcakes.bandcamp.com/album/ep-2

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ween - Pure Guava (1992 Elektra)

Ween - Pure Guava (1992 Elektra)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media on paper  10.5 x 8.5

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Robin Gibb - Saved By The Bell: The Collected Works Of Robin Gibb: 1968-1970 (2015 Rhino)

Robin Gibb - Saved By The Bell: The Collected Works Of Robin Gibb: 1968-1970 (2015 Rhino)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media  10.5 x 8.5

Monday, March 27, 2017

Underlooked Classic: Todd Rundgren - "Todd" (1974 Bearsville/Rhino)

Always weird, always brilliant, always ahead of the game in his own way, Todd's 1974 self-titled double album is self-aware, genre-hopping, and experimental in a poppy sort of style that can barely be replicated.

For fans of: Foxygen, Sgt. Peppers-era Beatles, Frank Zappa, The Doobie Brothers, Mott the Hoople.


Teleman - Brilliant Sanity (2016 Moshi Moshi)

Teleman - Brilliant Sanity (2016 Moshi Moshi)

Ross Allison

Marker on paper  10.5 x 8.5

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Foxygen - ...And Star Power (2014 Jagjaguwar)

Foxygen - ...And Star Power (2014 Jagjaguwar)

Ross Allison

Mixed media on paper  10.5 x 8.5

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther (2006 Bella Union)

Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther (2006 Bella Union)

Ross Allison

Marker and pen/ink on paper  10.5 x 3.5