I spent Thanksgiving week visiting a friend up up in Oakland and Berkeley. Amidst endless flurries of chit-chat, bickering, bartering and stuffing our faces, we hit up a bunch of record stores, including both Amoeba locations in Berkeley and San Francisco, plus Aquarius, Econo Jam, 1-2-3-4 Go!, Rasputin, Stranded and others I can’t remember the names of. After scoring a couple of the Recollection GRM titles of vintage electronic music at Lou’s Records down home in North San Diego County, I got bit by the evil collecting bug and decided I just had to “gather” more of them, thus the stack of five in the photo above. including Bernard Parmegiani’s De Natura Sonorum, the Traces Two comp, Beatriz Ferreyra’s GRM Works and Pierre Shaeffer’s Le Triedre Fertile. Another electronic work from Angus Maclise, New York Electronic, 1965, rounds out the acquisitions in that genre.