New audio: Phill Niblock, Nothin to Look at Just a Record
Originally released on vinyl by the India Navigation label in 1982, Nothin to Look at Just a Record was composer Phill Niblock's debut LP, and has become something of a holy grail among lovers of early Minimalism and drone. The two works on the album, A Trombone Piece and A Third Trombone, were included in the essential 2CD anthology A Young Person's Guide to Phill Niblock (or YPGPN), compiled by Blast First! and subsequently reissued on Niblock's XI Recordings. But for those who prefer the tactile pleasures of vinyl, San Francisco archival label Superior Viaduct is pressing a facsimile reissue of Nothin to Look at Just a Record on October 29, to celebrate Niblock's 80th birthday – which falls on October 2, in case you want to send a card.