I bought a lot of records in 2020. I felt it was a great way to support record stores and independent artists while we were all in the middle of a pandemic.
In December we remodeled the living room and I realized I’m running out of space for new records. I have three boxes full of records I already own that I need to make room for in my current shelves and I really don’t want to lazily buy a new shelf and just fill it up quickly.
So I put myself on a diet. I decided I wouldn’t buy any new records for the month of January until I figured out my current storage situation.
Even as I made this goal, I knew there would be one album that I would buy if announced in January, Madlib’s Sound Ancestors. I’ve been a fan of Madlib for years and I had to jump at owning a new album that was arranged, edited and mastered by Kieran Hebden of Four Tet.
I knew when it was announced that it would sell out quickly. The colored LPs sold out fast but I wanted a black LP (for best sound) which are thankfully still available. Since I sold a bunch of records this weekend, I didn’t feel bad buying this one.
Check out a song from the album below: