The Existential Universe: Music of Personal and Profound Discovery (A Record Diary)

By bhcampbell bhcampbell
updated about 19 hours ago

Inspired by "chirs' ETERNITY TANK," this list incorporates music that has influenced and personally affected me throughout my search for a higher understanding, inward change, and renewed, psychological feeling, as well as a newfound feeling of freedom.

NOTE:

Translations are achieved using Google Translate or any other sources for translation of languages that are apart from English. If I incorrectly translate a word, phrase, or sentence please message me the title of the album and I will correct it.

Ratings (as documented through letter ratings):

A+ - 95-100

A- - 90-94

B+ - 85-89

B- - 80-84

C+ - 75-79

C- - 70-74

D+ - 65-69

D- - 60-64

F - 0-59

NOT ON DISCOGS:

Dear - Dear EP (2014)
Elliot Simpson - The Wayward Trail (2015)
Yes/And - yes/and (2021)
Koji Kikuhara - Ziuta Soukiyokunosekai Botsukusu (2013)

  1. Clem Leek - 2Pianos I

    1 For Sale from $29.35

    Rating: A+

    Released: Self-Released, 2016

    Notable Track: In the Fields

  2. Andrzej Kurylewicz Quintet - 10+8 / Ten+Eight

    Rating:

    Released: Polskie Nagrania Muza, 1968

    Notable Track: Twarz Widza

  3. Scriabin* - Sviatoslav Richter - 12 Scriabin Etudes ~ Plus Sonata No. 6

    12 For Sale from $1.93

    Rating: A+

    Released: Hall of Fame - Great Artists Series, 19??

    Notable Track: Etudes, Opus 2, 8, 42 And 65 - 1. In C Sharp Minor, Op. 2. No. 1

  4. Air (4) - 80° Below '82

    Rating:

    Released: Antilles, 1982

    Notable Track: The Traveller

  5. Benton Flippen & The Smokey Valley Boys - 270 Haystack Rd.

    Rating: A-

    Released: Music Maker Relief Foundation - Stamp-It Series, 2010

    Notable Track: Lost Indian

  6. Stefano Guzzetti, Christoph Berg, Danny Norbury, Ian Hawgood - 050316

    Rating: A-

    Released: Home Normal, 2016

    Notable Track: A Promise (full piano version)

  7. Alice Coltrane - A Monastic Trio

    Rating:

    Released: Impulse! 1968

    Notable Track: Ohnedaruth

  8. Various - A Musical Anthology Of The Orient - Afghanistan

    Rating:

    Released: Bärenreiter-Musicaphon, 1968

    Notable Track:

  9. Norman Dello Joio

    A Psalm of David (Helen M. Hosmer, Crane Orchestra, Chorus of Teachers College, N.Y. State University)

    Rating: A+

    Released: Concert Hall Society, 1951

  10. Bert Jansch - A Rare Conundrum

    Rating:

    Released: Charisma, 1977

    Notable Track:

  11. Various - Acoustic Routes Volumes 1 & 2

    8 For Sale from $14.03

    Rating:

    Released: ABSOLUTE, 2013

    Notable Track:

    Bert Jansch - Needle of Death (Volume 1)

    Bert Jansch & John Renbourn - Paper Houses (Volume 2)