Saturday, 28 September 2013

LP's LPs update Sept 28/13

Things around the shop besides records...

A beautiful 70's Disco lunch box with Thermos. I can't believe it's still here, isn't it back to school time?

My wheels on wheels sculptures along side Jason Evan's colourful posters. Jason was a resident artist at the AGO in the spring. He sends me exotic record store bags from across the seas, he also left me with a stack of his beautiful posters. Visit The Daily Nice to see Jason's daily photos.

This groovy lamp lights up the passage to the basement of LP's where people have dug up their Billy Joel, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins, Sheena Easton, Ghostface Killa, Blondie, Aretha Franklin, Rush, L.E.B. Harmony, International Music System, Chrome, Visitors, Droids. I don't just have rare & obscure stuff, I was very happy to sell a Grease album today, merely hours after placing it on the shelf.

This sculpture is from 2009, it is a clay piece that was designed in much the same way that many of the Plasticine models were made for my 2006 ink series. The clay was almost dried up, I broke it into pieces glued it to a base and painted it. In the background is a flyer for the Modular Synth documentary "I Dream Of Wires". See the site here.

The doc is produced partly by local synth enthusiast Jason Amm, Also known as Solvent, and for bringing us the monthly Minimal-Cold Wave night ICE MACHINE. First Friday of every month at Embassy bar in Toronto.

Here is a new addition to the walls, this ink drawing is equally inspired by my recent X-Canada drive as it is by a more recent purchase of a Ralph Lundsten album entitled Shangri-La. Ralph Lundsten is a Swedish electronic music pioneer who lives in a castle. See it here.

 The cover art to Shangri-La is done in blue, it depicts a robot giving flowers to a beautiful naked lady in the woods by moonlight.My drawing obviously copies some of those elements, but of course I have been using many of these themes for years already. So I'll do what I want!

Here are two pics of some fantastic finger puppets by Toronto Artist Maryanna Hardy. These are hand made little works of art. Also artwork, prints and crafts by Caitlyn Murphy, Valkyrie, Fiona Smyth, Roxanne Ignatius, Fox Rushmore, Jason Evans, Robert Dayton & more are found throughout the shop.

But if we are looking  for records, there are many new additions...

Night Crawlers, The Little Black Egg, a psychedelic garage rarity form 1967. A real gem of a record on original Kapp records.

Stray, self titled release on Trans Atlantic, 1971.
An awesome bluesy psych record for fans of Blue Cheer and UK proto-metal.

Many more albums include LIQUID SKY original soundtrack 1983, Beaver & Krause' Guide to Electronic Music on Nonsuch 1968, Mystic Astrologic Crystal Band original 1967, Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Michael Lobel's Trip-Tych 1977,Canadian Electronic Ensemble 1981, Mile Davis, Husker Du, Lou Champagne System, and many more. Also available are these smart looking MAPL tote bags to carry stuff with.

LP's LPs, 104 Ossington ave, Toronto.

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