Let's get a share thread going, but let's focus on good shit that for some reason isn't in the archive -- I'm talking about stuff like James Brown's The Payback. I'll start us off with something I just got.
D'Angelo - Brown Sugar (1995)
>Neo-Soul, R&B, D'Angelo's first album that's pretty damn good, you should have this
Going to try and save the day
ALSO - EP 01
Aquelarre - Self-titled (1972)
>Prog Rock; Argentina
David Kikoski - Consequences (2012)
>Jazz; Post Bop
Counterparts - The Difference Between Hell and Home (2013)
Dan Deacon - Silly Hat Vs. Egale Hat (2003)
Demon Queen - Exorcise Tape (2013)
>Synthpop; Hip Hop; Tobacco side project
Tolerance - Divin (1981)
>Industrial; Minimal Synth
EPROM - Metahuman (2012)
Dividend - Synaesthesia
>shoegaze, pop, cool 90's vibes from 2014
Fourcolor - Water Mirror (2004)
Gabriel Alegria- Pucusana (2010)
>This sextet, led by Alegria blends the traditional rhythms and melodies of Peru, with other styles of Latin and Central America and with an improvisational language inspired by post-bop jazz.
Gesaffelstein - Conspiracy Pts.1-2
Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship (2012)
>Alternative Rock; Dream Pop
Moacir Santos- Maestro (1972)
>Brazilian, jazz, fusion
>Rather than focusing on the more worn-out Brazilian styles like bossa and samba, Santos fuses more obscure styles like baião and frevo with the jazz fusion sound popular in the States, and creates a very unique sound.
Jessy Bulbo - Saga Mama (2006)
>Punk; Garage Rock; Riot Grrl; Mexican
Dave Holland and Barre Philips- Music from Two Basses (1971)
>free improvisation, avant-garde
>Holland and Philips are both two masters of the upright bass, both known for their willingness to experiment and excel at just about any style they play in. On this album, the two bassists perform in a duet setting and provide both a satisfying amount of contrast, and an entertaining sense of interplay.
Jhesu Masturbator - The Carnal Altar (2014)
>Black Metal; Noise
Kenny Drew and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen (1974)
Tarbaby with Special Guests Oliver Lake and Marc Ducret (2014)
>free jazz, post-bop
>This group is intended as a commentary on past and present racial issues in America. The music ranges from violent, angry, and chaotic, to mournful and eloquent, at times utilizing poetry and spoken word.
Joyce Manor - Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired (2012)
that's it for me. hopefully this bumps enough
Maria Schneider- Evanescence (1994)
>big band, progressive jazz
>Considered by many to be the spiritual successor of Gil Evans, Maria Schneider writes complex, colorful and exciting music for big band. This was her debut album with a band made up of great jazz players like Tim Ries, Rich Perry, Tim Hagans, Ben Monder, and Kenny Werner.
Sabu Martinez- Palo Congo (1957)
>Afro-Cuban chant, guaguanco
>This album is percussion heavy and also heavily features traditional Afro-Cuban vocals and chanting.
Tonbruket- Nubium Swimtrip (2013)
>progressive rock, fusion
>After the unfortunate death of Esbjorn Svensson and the dissolving of the Esbjorn Svensson Trio, the bassist, Dan Berglund started this group. “Tonbruket” translates to “tone workshop” and the group explores the influences of classic progressive rock with unique instrumentation, influences of world music, and a spirit of improvisation.
Misha Tsiganov- Artistry of the Standard (2014)
>Russian-born pianist Misha Tsiganov recorded this album of extremely interesting takes on jazz standards earlier this year. If you think jazz standards are boring, give this a listen. Tsiganov has completely re-imagined these classics with new time signatures, reharmonizations, countermelodies, and new solo changes.
Eyedea & Abilities - By The Throat
>"backpacker" Hip-Hop / Rap-Rock / Conscious Hip-Hop
Dr. Alimantado- The Best Dressed Chicken in Town (1978)
>Alimantado was a Jamaican DJ who became one of the most popular in the dub movement of raggae. A few other big names like King Tubby and Lee “Scratch” Perry guest produce on several songs.
Elvin Jones- Puttin It Together (1968)
>post-bop, sax trio
>John Coltrane’s early 60’s rhythm section of bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones continued to team up long after their tenure with Coltrane ended. Here they work with saxophonist Joe Farrell (who tries his damndest to fill Coltrane’s shoes) for a very good sax trio record.
The Gang Font featuring Interloper (2007)
>math rock, experimental, free improvisation
>This band utilizes influences from classic prog-rock acts like King Crimson or Zappa, but there are also elements of avant-garde and experimental artists like Captain Beefheart. The sound is ultimately rock, with overdriven guitars, repetitive basslines, and strong backbeats, but with complex, shifting-time signatures and song forms, as well as improvised solos and accompaniment, this album also draws some influence from classic avant-garde jazz players as well (especially from the keys player, Craig Taborn, who is becoming one of the most widely known pianists in contemporary avant-jazz.)
Mucho Macho Machito (1948-49)
>Afro-Cuban jazz, mambo
>Machito was one of the leading percussionists who worked with American bebop players in the 40's to begin to define Cuban/jazz fusion. This is a compilation of some of his best recordings with his big band.
Scott Colley- This Place (2000)
>post-bop, sax trio
>Another take on a “chordless” ensemble, this recording features just sax, bass, and drums. The trio fills out the space well and handles the freedom that this setting offers with great vigor. Potter’s unique approach to motivic improvising is in full display here with his tenor playing, but he also delivers a subdued performance on bass clarinet.
Vassilis Tsabropoulos and Anja Lechner- Chants, Hymns and Dances (2004)
>This is a cello/piano duet recording. The set is a mix of compositions by spiritual leader G.I. Gurdjieff, and original compositions the pianist, Tsabropoulos.
Dr. Lonnie Smith- The Art of Organizing (2009)
>organ jazz, soul jazz
>The good doctor leads a traditional organ trio (organ, guitar, drums) on this record and shows off his remarkable taste on the instrument. The music is mostly in the hard bop, soul jazz style, but what makes Smith stand out is his talent for utilizing the wide variety of sounds and dynamic contrasts the Hammond B-3 of which the Hammond B3 is capable.
I can share some Danish stuff
Under Byen - Det Er Mig, Der Holder Træerne Sammen
>Danish, classically inspired post-rock with with elements of jazz and folk, qtp2t female lyrics
Rosen & Spyddet - Springet Som Symbol
>Danish, ambient electronics, though slightly upbeat sometimes, signed to Posh Isolation
Balstyrko - Jagten På Noget
Danish trip-hop with elements of regge and gypsy folk, combination of male rapping and female singing
>Danish trip-hop with elements of regge and gypsy folk, combination of male rapping and female singing
Solbrud - s/t
>Danish black metal, kickass live band, someone described their sound as switching between blisteringly fast to where you can hop out for a cigarette in between beats
I haven't really searched around for it but if anyone has their 2014 album that'd be neat
Lars H.U.G. - Kysser Himlen Farvel
>Danish 80s rock with new wabe/post-punk roots, with obvious inspiration from the literature of the time and it comes off deliciously cheesy at times, some of the most unique vocals of the Danish music scene, then and now
Fuck my prose sucks dick today
Vår - No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers
>Result of a get together of members of prominent Danish punk/post punk/crust bands, most prominent member probably being the dude from Iceage, repetitive, "dystopian" synth pop that goes from drone to straight dancy, Sacred Bones, no homo sexually ambigious Scandinavian boys-core
The Raveonettes - Pe'ahi (2014)
>Danish, shoegazy noise pop with English lyrcs, might not be your favourite The Raveonettes but still a solid release
Jimmy Eat World - s/t
>Emo / Pop Punk / Much more raw than their current sound
Joakin Bello - Detras del Arcoiris (1988, Cassette-sourced 320kbps)
>Ambient, Field Recordings, South American Folk, Comfycore
>Chilean single guy plays 10 folk instruments and adds some synths and nature samples; great stuff to lay down and listen to.
Sample (starts after 30 seconds of silence): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eS-fVxHHz4
The Beach Boys - Smiley Smile @ 320
>Psychadelic Rock, Psychadelic Pop, Avant-Garde
The Residents - Meet The Residents @ 320
>Experimental Rock, Avant-Garde
Analogik - Soens Folk
>Danish, but really more a mixture of reggae, gypsy folk, disco, funk, and sailor music with neat samplings
Saw them live, they're pretty good.
Cola Freaks - s/t + Ingenting Set
>Danish punk, upbeat but with an angry sad streal
posted this in /jazz/, but this might as well be here too. 18 jazz albums from this year I enjoyed
Thanks for all these
/r/ing Andrew WK - Party Til You Puke EP
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