J.G. Weir / Exploration One
This is a one-sided guitar drone record from Orange County, 1998. I picked it up from a dollar bin because it was limited to 250 copies and I thought “what the hey.”
Listening to this excellent slice of reverb zen, which I can only liken to a redux of Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music one would actually want to listen to, I’m reminded of just how rare the vinyl collecting pleasures of yesteryear are going to become as time goes on. Yes, there is a lot of good, undiscovered music from the 90s to be collected and tagged by us record historians. But basically it’s a drop in the ocean compared to the preceeding decades. And that sucks.