It's the 5th of November in most parts of the world.
The point of these threads is to encourage people to look for new and interesting music. We do this by listening to and, ideally, discussing albums we've never heard before. Many of us already listen to new music daily; these people are in it to venture out of their comfort zone by listening to albums they otherwise wouldn't have, or just to have a good time.
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Violin Melody (1996) by M. S. Gopalakrishnan, recommended by hahaha
The violin, as they often say, is the instrument that comes closest to imitating the human voice. Of all instruments, this is the one that we expect to really sing. In karnatak music, the violin is most often found to be very literally imitating the voice of the singer, closely following and repeating the melody of the improvisation sometimes only a fraction of a second behind.
M. S. Gopalakrishnan goes beyond imitation. His style takes the portamenti, bends, and glissandos that characterise the sung voice and push them into something so colourful and free as to resemble a caricature. I'm convinced that he plays about 96% of his silky, slippery melodies with just a single finger, dragging it up and down the neck of the violin with devilish precision. The effect is something that is far too woozy to be mistaken for a vocal quality; instead it becomes a wholly new and idiosyncratic way of playing the violin. It would almost be drunken in its slurring vocabulary, if it were not at the same time so tightly and precisely controlled. Gopalakrishnan's playing, then, is remarkable in itself.
Yet I can't help but notice that the performances on Violin Melody only rarely grab the attention. In fact I can pinpoint the places where Gopalakrishnan is at his most appealing - the extremes ends of alap and drut, or the beatless beginnings and exhilarating endings of each recording. And herein lies the problem: the compositions that have been chosen here are, for the most part, rather short and boring. Only two compositions are given something close to an extended treatment, the highlight being the 19-minute 'Samaja Vara Gamana'. Gopalakrishnan is unable to bulk up the rest of the shorter pieces included here into something special, because his style of improvisation is often so middle-of-the-road without the free improvisation and driving conclusion that we get in the two longer pieces. Identifiable his playing may be, but it suffers without something to play off against.
Nonetheless, the aforementioned 'Samaja Vara Gamana' is a treasure. In ragam Hindolam, the vadi or key note is Pa (the 5th), and the constant return to this unresolved resting place gives the entire performance a delicate sense of urgency throughout. As things progress, Gopalakrishnan gets into some rhythmic games of imitation with his two mrdangam and ghatam accompanists, furthering my suspicion that he's at his best when bouncing off others. These rapid fire copy-cat phrases are delightful, and furthermore lead into an exciting and unusual shared solo between the two percussionists - almost like a kind of jugalbandi. Wonderful.
Unfortunately there is little else to tear the record away from its drab insistence on unremarkable compositions made no less dreary by Gopalakrishnan. Perhaps this illustrates the central importance of improvisation in Indian music; it doesn't matter how singular or identifiable your style is if you can't move the bandish off the ground. This is an interesting insight, at least for my own listening preferences, and I'm grateful for the lesson. Not at all to slight Gopalakrishanan, either - I look forward to hearing more of his long-form performances.
>when u realize both The Fiery Furnaces and Kurt Vile are fans of Michael Hurley
what's the best albums to start with him? if it's not what i have for friday i'll take suggestions
>inb4 have moicy!
I'm saving that one thx.
Senpai I'm listening to a track from Stormy Night right now and this is prime thanks desu desu
added, and noted. Also I just finished listening to Mushroomhead's self titled album which i was not a huge fan of. The concept with all the tv recordings was interesting and stuff but the entire thing felt like a garbled mess of half-realized ideas and mediocre metal. Every once in a while there was neat moment, like the track episode 29 which uses clips of dialog from the 29th episode of Twin Peaks (an excellent series I just finished watching a month ago), also musically there are some parts of some of the tracks which remind me a bit of Big Black or The Jesus Lizard or something of that sort. Unfortunately, Mushroomhead fails to capture either of those bands.
1st* (5pts) Terminus (Tindersticks - Tindersticks)
2nd (2pts) herb guy (Ghédalia Tazartès - Une éclipse totale de soleil)
3rd (1pt) hahaha (M.S. Gopalakrishnan - Violin Melody)
4th (0pts) Kanzler (Ash Ra Tempel - Ash Ra Tempel)
5th (-1pt) TrishAh (Third Ear Band - Third Ear Band)
6th (-2pts) Are You Insanity (Slum Village - Yes!)
7th (-3pts) s (Tetsu Saitoh - Stone Out)
All change! Terminus's big win has him leapfrog TrishAh into 2nd place. TrishAh falls back to 3rd. Meanwhile Are You Insanity joins the bottom of the barrel at joint 45th place. Stay tuned for more hot /daily/ action.
ALL TIME WINNERS
1. HeyAnon (18)
2. Terminus (16)
3. TrishAh (15)
4. hahaha (13)
5. DM (9)
43. Torts (-3)
44. doc brown. (-5)
=45. Are You Insanity (-6)
=45. Dogwander (-6)
=45. trianglecubed (-6)
fuck it, I'm doing it anyways
Tomasz Stanko Quintet - Music for K
Kyoto Imperial Court Music Orchestra - Gagaku: The Imperial Court Music of Japan
White Noise - An Electric Storm
I relistened to Ege Bamyasi
this time I think I mostly understood it
the second half of soup still confuses me
what should i listen to
albums that are outlined in red i've listened to twice
hope you enjoy the rest!
prepare your body for the title track.
Don Caballero- What Burns Never Returns
you know those albums that are pretty good, but then there are those moments that are 10/10?
that's what this album is
some specific moments include
- when everything but the guitars fade out for a second at the end of Don Caballero 3
- about halfway through Slice Where You Live Like Pie when the drums speed up
- all of June is Finally Here
DJ Pica Pica Pica - Planetary Natural Love Gas Webbin' 199999
Apparently a side project of Boredoms member Yamatsuka Eye, DJ Pica Pica Pica has only one album, Planetary Natural Love Gas Webbin', which seems to be more of a DJ mix than a legit album. The discogs page for the album even lists different artists for each track, but looking them up it seems those are more the main sample sources for each song. It certainly is a diverse sample source, drawing from techno artists and other DJs to the Baka Forest People of southern Cameroon.
While the sources and samples are pretty intriguing on paper, I certainly couldn't tell from the music. The songs themselves tend to be a little on the blander side, and are entirely based around pretty straightforward dance beats (that occasionally step up in complexity or speed). And while I'm not sure if this is exactly valid criticism, the style of dance music this album was playing sounded super dated.
The most interesting part of the album to me, actually, was the transitions between songs. The transitions were really an art in themselves. They were absolutely seamless, but infinitely more interesting. Maybe if I were more into straight dance music, I'd enjoy this more, but alas. Most songs on here were pretty meh, and even with transitions being especially cool, most of the time this album is pretty uninteresting. I might re-listen again sometime, maybe while jogging.
Is there a more expertly composed album in all of indie rock?
I was expecting a bigger pan for Mushroomhead
Glad you made the twin peaks connection!
Their debut is very rocky, but it's the most interesting release they've put out conceptually, I think. And I really really love 2nd thoughts.
Great scores for Lupe and Fiona! Favorite tracks?
I'm excited for your thoughts on the upcoming albums, too
Good Morning /daily/!
Spectre today! Experience will probably be ruined by my friend who loves commenting on the movie really loud but whatever.
More Renaissance period records too.
yea i just noticed that earlier this morning
>tfw was mistaken in the assumption that the option was only available for the netherlands
brbkms (out of shame)
gonna have to house myself first though
thats probably too remote, he said he wanted to look out for a bnb, a room for 2 or 3
erudtey made me an offer but thats the last bastion (before sleeping in my car)
This was good for the first 10 minutes, then it kept going the same thing over and over for over an hour.
I'm listening to this album by the sarangi player Ram Narayan. Very good. The sarangi has a fantastic sound, like a mix between a sitar and a violin.
Since I'll probably finish my backlog before november ends, I'm going to do some black metal for the second half of the month.
To all yall doing NBBMN, pls rec me the best of the best you've listened to so far.
I ain't doing NBBMN but listen to this anyway
>mfw people actually like back to the future
>mfw it's actually some of the worst films ever made
Today I listened to two not-so-great debut EPs
>The Homesick - Twst yr Wrsts
Self-proclaimed psych punk band from The Netherlands. Nearly everything about this was poorly done; from the mediocre production (playing garage punk with clean guitars with a phaser?) to the god-awful vocals (those misplaced screams and insincere sounding 'fucks' all over the place) to their completely lethargic sound and complete lack of memorable melodies. I guess All the Girls Are Grey is an okay track and the nod to Weezer's Sweater Song on Friday Night (or is it just a blatant ripoff?) was kinda funny.
>Yung Gud - Beautiful, Wonderful
Seriously though, this is a decent collection of atmospheric and hard-hitting trap beats. No subtlety to be found here, just pounding hardstyle-flavoured kicks, roaring basses, slightly obnoxious synths and chipmunked vocal samples. The guy has some obvious potential but I wish he focused more on texural subtleties. It sounds smooth as fuck though.
Pretty tight riffs and complex drumming backed by some of the more tolerable death metal vocals out there (but still not exactly good). However, the album is a little too repetitive overall, with the only things happening in the songs to spice things up being tempo changes (cool) and guitar solos (whatever). Pretty brvtal, pretty rockin', but overall nothing more than an alright listen.
I think I mostly agree, I want to listen to it again though. some of the riffs break into outrageously groovy territory, and the production is almost astonishing given that 1) they did it themselves & 2) in the mid-90s. definitely think the vocals leave a lot to be desired too.
What are some essential krautrock I should listen to?
I've already heard these plus Neu! - s/t
>he hasn't listened to Throbbing Gristle yet
Oh boi dis chart iz doin gud
>Zs - Xe
Dissonance, atonality, free improvisation.
Old concept, that are being totally renewed here: this melodies aren't disturbing because they lack tonality, like the ones in a lot of modern classical compositions; they simply lack tonality. They are emotionless. They are cold. They are surreal.
This is also because every member of this band is a fucking virtuoso: no one ever misses a note, no one goes off beat; they seem like they were being programmed to play like this. They don't seem human.
This album is inhuman.
This album is not simply disturbing, it's terrifying.
When this record decides to explode, to raise the volume and the power, then it's really destructive: a chaotic mass of sounds is pushed inside your ears with incredible violence.
This album isn't only terrifying, it also annihilates.
This record literally terrorized me. I fear this record.
This album isn't only a terrifying annihilator, it's also an extreme experience, a beautiful experience. But it's an experience that I'm not going to live again soon.
Frozen Niagara Falls next
Forgive me /blog/ for I have sinned.
From Sep 26 on...
>Nohome - Nohome
free improv, noise, noise rock
A droning wall of sound made of distorted bass, fast drumming and guitar. The drummer was really impressive.
>Vladislav Delay Quartet
Glitch, Experimental, Avant-garde Jazz
Dark ambient-ish Avant-garde Jazz With glitchy electronics and live processing (by Mika Vaino from Pan Sonic).
>James Ferraro - WAR
I don't remember much about this but it was nice
>The Gerogerigegege - Hotel Ultra
Two sound collages with funk, porn, saxophone and mild smooth noise
>Intonarumori Orchestra - Intonarumori Orchestra 53
Otomo Yoshihide, Toshimaru Nakamura, Sachiko M, Atsuhiro Ito, Tetuzi Akiyama and Taku Sugimoto, playing instruments called Ululatore, Crepitatore, Scoppiatore, Rombatore, Stropicciatore and Ronzatore, they sound like engines or something... yeah.
>Fred Frith - Clearing
Experimental electro acoustic guitar stuff with loads of pedals (delays, octavers, loop pedals, distortions). Each track has it own set-up of effects as a framework for the jamming.
On the first half some tracks didn't really move anywhere but second half didn't have that problem.
>Beau Navire - Hours
>Beau Navire - Lumens
>Merzbow - Amlux
Noise with rhythmic looping elements.
>Merzbow - Ikebana: Merzbow's Amlux Rebuilt, Reused And Recycled
Two and half hour double CD of Merzbow remixes, featuring KK Null, Alec Empire, John Wiese, Hrvatski Dj Spooky and many more.
First CD has all the tracks that include percussion and melodies and the second CD is more of pure noise.
It's Greatly varied and after 2 hours the amount of shit happening all the time starts to get overwhelming.
In contrast to the original Amlux this is obnoxiously restless.
>Craft - Total Soul Rape
aggressive black metal
nothing too memorable
>Abruptum - Obscuritatem Advoco Amplectère Me
Two 25 minute tracks of free improvisation Avantgarde Black Metal.
Kinda reminds me of John Zorn's Painkiller even has similar tempo changes. The synths mostly play a one note drone through the tracks but there are few highly embarrassing synth licks thrown around on some cheap-ass Casio, other than that, and the few seconds where the vocalist tries to sing a melody instead of doing his deranged moaning, groaning and growling, it's great.
>Impaled Nazarene – Tol Cormpt Norz Norz Norz...
Black metal with Grindcore influence.
Cheesy but fun.
>Impaled Nazarene – Ugra-Karma
like the last one but fuking boring and with weaker production
>Alexander Von Schlippenbach's Globe Unity Orchestra – Globe Unity 67 & 70
Peter Brötzmann Trio, Manfred Schoof Quintet and prolly some other ppl as well form a big ass free jazz orchestra. It chaotic.
In the proper chronological order Globe Unity should be between Intonarumori and Fred Frith but I fucked up.
I can try to write something more on some of these later if someone wants me to.
>Hypermagic Mountain a 5
>Pop Tatari a 4.5
just listen to moolah, gate, and lovely midget. pan all of them. i want to make sure we agree on ABSOLUTELY nothing.
>Maria Simoglou Ensemble - Minore Manes
Some awsome trad Greek music - if it doesn't make you want to move, then check your pulse
swiss but the same time period and style
Kids & Explosions - Shit Computer
Man, I just did not like this. It's like Girl Talk, but glitchier, and it heavily samples from artists whose voices already annoy me. If you thought Eminem and Lil Wayne's voices were already intolerable, just wait till you hear how this guy use them.
It definitely has high points, but those moments tend to be surrounded by crap. At best, it recalls Neat Beats' Cosmic Surgery with acoustic guitar loops (more than once from an Iron & Wine song, actually) and female vocal pop samples.
Ah, my bad. I've been on my phone all day so i didn't notice.
And I'm done! It was a good month, heard lots of great stuff (and some stuff that wasn't as impressive) and found some possible future favorites. Biggest surprises for me were probably Flowers From Exile, Astigmatic, and Schoenberg which all turned out to be excellent and favorites for this month. Most of the jazz was also very good.
Maybe I'll do something similar in the future, but I think I'm going to take somewhat of a break for the near future to focus on different things that keeping up with listening to new music. Maybe I'll pop my head in from time to time
So I didn't listened to Frozen Niagara Falls because studying and bass, but I've expanded my collection of Daniel Johnston. I can't believe how #rare some of his works are. What is /meme/ doing?
I have all his solos, collaboration and lives except anything he has done after 2006, Live at SXSW, Merry Christmas, and a lot of his EP, but that's because they contain already released songs.
That makes up for 20 hours of lo-fi outsider godness.
I should make a chart soon
sorry to everyone I'm droning, but my reviews are on hiatus until I get my headphones back this weekend. I left them at a friends house like an idiot, and she lives an hour and a half away.
not him but danny is pretty much my favorite artist of all time.
my personal favorite is Don't Be Scared, but most all of his output is bordering 10/10. i also like 1990 and Songs of Pain a lot.
1990 and Songs of Pain are probably my favourite ones, feels the most personal/emotional to me and that's the quintessence of Dan's music
But I really like most of his stuff, although I can't listen to too much of it at once
you guys might enjoy this Rutles song that Daniel covers for The Rutles tribute album
picked up the record solely because daniel and Galaxie 500 were on it, and it turned out being really solid all the way through
>tfw the only full discography available misses a lot of stuf and it's shitty tagged
>tfw i lost one hour of my life properly tagging and downloading 1.28 GB of Daniel
>tfw it's not complete since a lot of his stuff isn't available
Florida=Death - Tape Made of Tapes
It's an amateurish collage of rock, drums and a couple samples put on tape. The rock moments and the true songs played here are their best, but i can't help but feel they've missed the concept they were going for. I guess they wanted this to be a big sampling chaotic mess but in the end it's kind of ordinary. This is mostly demos anyways so i shouldn't have expected as much as I did. It's that kind of band that would sound better live.
started off with Julius Caeser as it's been interesting me since I heard "I Am Star Wars!"
absolutely fantastic, but now I'm worrying I've peaked early
Paysage d'Hiver is very svccessfvl in achieving a cold and wintery atmosphere and that's a hvge strength. There's not mvch beyond that and that's why the score is not very high bvt this was the most atmospheric record I've heard in a while
I feel like I've been memed
Bjork's voice is nice, and I like Headphones, Isobel and Possibly Maybe.
All the other songs sound super outdated instrumentally, like a song that'd be playing during a early 00s ringtone commercial
the worst offenders for this is tracks 1-4
i hope people don't get the wrong idea when i say i liked it.
yeah it wasn't my favorite album, but it definitely had something going on conceptually, it felt a little half-baked to me but it was still there and it was pretty neat seeing connections like the Twin Peaks one
favorite tracks for Lupe:
He Say She Say
Kick Push ii
Fav tracks Fiona:
Waltz (Better than fine)
and I'm lookin forward to hearing some new albums, myself!
Dirty Three - Ocean Songs
This was some nice, crisp post rock that is perfect for cooler weather. The textures and soft, wandering melodies sorta surround you and overall Ocean Songs is just really fuckin comfy. If you're into post rock stuff like sigur ros you should definitely check this out. A couple issues that I had with it was that the melodies and songs were all so similar that they all sorta blended into one, which isn't always a bad thing but in the case of this album it made it feel a little too drawn out and same-y. This isn't a problem I have with the record though so much as a problem I have with a lot of post-rock in general so don't think too much of it. 7/10
I got super into Mushroomhead when I was a teen and basically only knew about music my sister was in to, like korn and ranmstein. I developed a real taste for them, especially once I got used to the singer. It's not groundbreaking or anything, but it's really fucking weird at times and it's fun. Good memories, too. Their album XIII is better, but has less quirks, less odd samples.
Good picks for Lupe, and fuck, those are my favorite extraordinary machine tracks, too!!!
And I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments about ocean songs being homogenous, but it rewards you greatly with additional listens- when you know what's coming, you can really relax and drift in it. Deep Waters, the 16 minute track, is my favorite.
I feel like I could enjoy mushroomhead, I just need to get used to their hard, sorta eclectic style. I may listen to XIII.
As for Ocean Songs, that's definitely a good point with the additional listens thing, I can easily see that album being a grower for me.
XIII and XX are good starters. XX is basically all their best tracks from their first 3 records re-recorded. XIII has a bitchin Seal cover.
Ok! Take as many of these as you care:
The breadwinner- Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet
Insect Warfare- world extermination
Jackie-o motherfucker- flags of the sacred harp
Black pus- primordial pus
Mongo Santamaria- ¡sabroso!
Smog-the doctor came at dawn
Modest mouse- everywhere and his nasty parlor tricks
Peter Fox- stadtaffe
The motifs- cross paths
>the breadwinner and private parts a few days apart
also get hyped for black tar. it's an amplified version of the best aspects of lightning bolt.
Tfw I'm basically being droned now
I love the breadwinner, never heard private parts. What am I missing out on
they're pretty unrelated, just saying the cover comparison is cool
private parts is two long spoken word pieces done on a four track. the way it manages to evolve so slowly yet still keep you captivated is amazing, and the poetry pieces themselves are amazing.
After a couple days off from listening to new music, and after a lot of relistening to some of the stuff I enjoyed on my 60s pop chart, I'm finally finishing it. Right now listening to The Easybeats - Good Friday, which is a bit dull in places, but overall is shaping up to be a decent pop rock album.
>Clotting - Malignant Nation
Got a soft spot for straight-forward Power Electronics and this hits just the right spot. Lots of droning noise and samples, check it out if you're looking for some decent 2015 stuff.
Good Morning /memecentral/!
Yesterday I didn't get to listen to anything new BUT I watched Spectre and it was good. Not Skyfall good, but Sam Mendes, once again, did some good job with several memorable shots.
In other news, 6 new Coil CDs arrived courtesy of Boomkat.
>tfw you ruin your streak of As on exams
Fuck that shit wasn't easy. I have now developed an avid dislike for cognition (jk I fucking love cognition). I'm pretty sure I won't get better than a B on this exam. FML
I was totally motivated the first classes, since it went so well and I got As; even so far as scoring almost a perfect score on the perception exam (.5 points off from 40), but for some reason I'm not as motivated for cognition and I doubt I will be for learning and behaviour which is the next class either.
>mfw all these Coil demos/alternative takes/remixes/instrumentals
>Madvillain - Madvillainy
Good beats and good raps. The way the album is structured reminds me a bit of Donuts, the short tracks offer short glimpses into the mind of a super-villain.
Everything else that could possibly be said about this album has already been said.
How did I forget the image?
Must be high.
btw are you planning to attend lgw now or nah?
i like the cover but im not sure if "so /mu/" makes it sound very promising
Coil - Panic/The Angelic Conversation (Instrumental)/The Anal Staircase/The Consequences Of Raising Hell/The Snow (FLAC)
>post-industrial, Threshold Archives reissues
I do not possess Windowpane and Wrong Eye compilations, so they are obviously not included. Sorry for that.
>Draath - Black Slumber
>orthodox black metal
A black metal album with some quasi-religious chanting + harsh vocals thrown into the mix. This can be pretty intense, heavy/threatening, and the vocals are evil. The chanting from the first track, I thought, was pretty engaging and made for a good opener. But aside from all that I think there could be more to it. This album has a great sound but not much in substance. I really couldn't tell that this was a orthodox metal without the title tracks vaguely suggesting that it was.
>Coil - Panic
Threshold Archives brings us the original 12” release with a good amount of unreleased stuff. The original 3 tracks are on here with Aqua Regis and Tainted Love cover being the obvious highlights of this more industrial side of Coil.
This is all followed by several tracks, previously released but in rather unnoticed. I do like the Untitled instrumental that only lasts half a minute. Creepy small interlude that reminds me of Sleazy’s Art of Mirrors release.
After that follows a bunch of previously unreleased takes. I dig the cello alt mix of Panic a lot. Very pretty-sounding stuff. Then there is this untitled bit on here that reminded me of my favourite from Horse Rotorvator Penetralia. An interesting thing is Sleazy’s vocal performance of Tainted Love closing the album off.
Good collection of tracks.
Skimming through the next labels releases I found some artists I already liked. A lot of the other stuff sounded very unpleasant. Not really looking forward to the next four albums.. The label after this one looks p avant, so I better get this one over with asap.
OK, I'll try
>Ready For The House
>Chair Beside a Window
>On the Way
>Put My Dream on This Planet
>I Threw You Away
It will be easier to figure out what you would like from the rest of his discog based off these.
>Gehenna - First Spell
Melodic bm with prominent use of keyboards which are very enchanting. Unfortunately the rest is quite boring, particularly the riffs. The vocal performance is not very spectacular either.
>Angantyr - Hævn
Epic and relentless album. As a whole, it is a massive wall of sound, both very aggressive and beautiful. This intensity reminded me that of Weakling's Dead As Dreams. Too bad we don't hear more of the nice cello which opens and closes the album. The only problem is that the record is probably too long and not varied enough too keep you interested all the way through.
mfw no one participates in /trad/ threads except when they are discussing how /trad/ threads should be organized.
I'll try to do it more often. I need to properly divide my free time between exploring western art stuff, folk and jazz. Plus I still need to reserve a small bit for Jandek/Haino love.
What do I listen to? >>60176570
>except when they are discussing how /trad/ threads should be organized.
or when people are shitposting about why /trad/ is a bad idea for a general, or when people are just using it as a sharethread.
it might be desu. we could move the whole operation to some other place.
it's just too small of a community rn to generate any ongoing discussion.
Hopefully within a few weeks some regulars besides Hampus, me, and the 2 or 3 anons will join in.
anyone know about this? it's an obscure japanese new wave album from 1989. i can't find anything else about them beside from this one creepy video i ripped from nico nico
i really like this
Today, I listened to the split tape of Final Exit and Napalmed.
Final Exit is a stupid band. Loud guitar and drums duo from Japan, these guys' mission statement has, for a long time, to keep their songs shorter than five seconds. HEre, they do the opposite but clearly decided not to use their brains. The whole thing could be an interesting grind EP in itself if it werent for the most ridiculous mixing you will hear. Ever.
Napalmed is a chesk noise duo making all kind of silly sounds with springs, scrapped metal, old automobile parts and distorsion pedals. Here, they also add in microphones and make a big, carefully mixed mess.
What a stupid split.
I <3'd it.
>gdi did i really post this same chart three times in one thread?
Don't go into this looking for another Jandek, as I did. Yet I really like what I did find; an eccentric vocalist / talented songwriter. This one could grow on me.
Interesting seeing something that far-out coming from Late-80's new wave. I've got my eye on this now.
here's the listenalong
i know about the album being on youtube. i was looking for group history/members/other songs etc. i can read and write japanese and it is still very hard for me to find any information about them at all
backstab (in prose)
Зaтyхaниe - Зaтyхaниe
(якo e c киpилицaтa)
that's a hard one. what first impressed me was the tight composition of album. A quick intro, featuring slow, menacing, noise-heat, followed by a more or less a classical black metal piece, filled with fast drums and death hollows with the only difference is that the distortion of the guitar takes it up a notch, reaching a screeching feedback height, after which it returns for "breakdown", or just a change of pace, where the tone is now put through a rotary effect. Between this and the next black metal song, there is again a quick noisebient part, this time with some percussion, to drive the listener through the inertia of the last song.
So Кикимopa is a quick metal piece with nothing much to mention. The next is the opus of the album - the three minute дpeмoдeмoн (it could be translated as ancient demon, spelled without a pause). Which begins like a normal black metal song, but before the first tempo shift, makes a sudden jump into noise territory, marking the break with high-pitched screeching. The vocals are howling, sewed into the fury of drums and distortion, that I have to mention, really succeeds in sound, and gets close to the best moments of Darkthrone, without the killer riffs, of which by the way, there are none in this album.
The last track, my favorite (in which I can only recognize the word for woods), is a slow, richly textured noise outro, in which a doomy riff repeats a few times, closing the album.
Overall Зaтyхaниe, isn't a genius piece of work, or by far something exceptional when it comes to the use of the aesthetic it merges. Blacked noise not something new. But it manages to bring a nice balance of good noise and good metal, and to frame it some kind of composition which creates a feeling of pacing the album, which is something I didn't expected.
>Tubeway Army - Replicas
Vangelis-fueled synthpop record that heavily recalls science fiction that speculates about worlds where machines take over. Not that bleak, however, actually quite fun. There's some post-punky stuff going on here too, but the winners are the more synth-focused tracks, in particular "Are Friends Electric?" (a nod to Philip K. Dick) and "Down in the Park". Nice stuff, alfhough not super special. 7/10
>Martin Siewert/Martin Brandlmayr - Too Beautiful to Burn
EAi that is surprisingly beautiful at times, like the title suggests. "Source" starts off with a buzzing drone, soon joined by clicking and popping electronics, giving it a steady "beat" that disappears halfway throughout the track to make room for more ambient electronic parts, pretty nice. "Is This Love?", with its dreamy guitar plucking and crescending electronic buzz, is almost post-rocky in the way it builds up a calming atmosphere. "Axis", however, is less dynamic and as a result not as captivating, and the bookend tracks are more noisy and somewhat formless, killing the vibe of the album somewhat and in the end, dragging the album down. 6.5/10
>Natalie Rose LeBrecht - Warraw
LeBrecht's haunting vocals in combination with sparse acoustic guitar, sometimes backed by percussion, trumpet and whatnot, turn this album into one that sounds a lot like something that would be made by a girl who grew up in some sort of mystical forest. It's quite a nice album, however the songs seem very similar to me due to the limited amount of instruments used. There's also a track or two where LeBrecht seems to try a little too hard to be weird and the result, while not bad, is not up to par with the rest of the album. An enjoyable album that shines on the more song-like tracks and falls off just a little on the less song-structured material. 7/10
>Richard Youngs - Advent
This was very interesting. The three pieces on this album are all backed by a lo-fi piano loop and each track has something different to offer in addition. The first track starts off with a section where Youngs sings (his voice is reminiscent of Jim O'Rourke's imo), all drenched in an echo of sorts, after which only the piano remains. On the second track the piano sounds more brooding and is accompanied by the sharp sounds of oboes, one in each channel. The improvisation here is very impressionistic rather than virtuose, relying mostly on long, high notes, with the two oboes taking turns improvising. The result is very good. The final track is backed by noisy electric guitars, becoming an 18-minute long screeching noisefest. It's all very cool, unique minimalistic stuff, sadly it suffers from being too long for what it's worth. Nonetheless, worth checking out for anyone who is into experimental shit. 7.5/10
This will happen sometime. It might start tomorrow or it might not happen this year, but sometime it will happen because there are some discographies that I should dig deeper into.
So many favorites on this chart...
Am I an avant-teen? Oh god...
I just like music, that's all.
damn that's a nice chart.
Good afternoon friends
I haven't been posting much cause I have a bunch of midterms this weekend :(
What's everyone doing right now? Listening to anything nice?
currently listening to the bottleman off pic related. it's pretty fucking cool.
Found it the same way. It's just a failed grindhouse film mistaken for an experimental masterpiece. It's shallow, visually uncreative, cheesy, needlessly convoluted and many other meaningless buzzwords. You might as well watch it, it's not terrible, but don't take ANY of the claims in it's rym reviews seriously.
I rewatched apocalypse now today and bumped it to 5.0, now my favorite Coppola
it's gorgeous, just be sure not to watch redux (at least on first watch) since it just puts filler on it
Teebs - E s t a r a
hey daily. about halfway through listening to this and it's absolutely beautiful. lush sounds, some samples, good beats too.
Sounds like shlohmo/Nosaj thing/Heprcam/Shigeto all mixed together. Give it a listen.
also daisies and the pied piper
i dont think suspira has much to offer but it has somewhat of a cult still, or at least Dario does
I think I'm gonna add a few more things to this. Any recs?
This reminds me of Nirvana's Bleach (for obvious reasons) with the punk edge replaced with slow, sludgy goodness. That's not to say this album doesn't have heavy moments, it certainly does. The only song I didn't really like was Sky Pup. I don't think I was supposed to like Spread Eagle Beagle, but it was pretty okay.
Next up is Sky Valley/SOFTD
also if my favorite song of this was Hag Me, what Melvins albums should I listen to next?
i'd go for Lysol or Bullhead next.
also if you do get into Melvins, keep in mind that Prick is an intentionally bad album meant to piss off anyone who bought it.
>Pere Ubu- Dub Housing
Spazzed-out art-garage. To be honest, I'm not really sure I 'get' Pere Ubu- like, I respect their influence and I can derive some enjoyment from them, but I don't really see in them what other people see, I think. I like this just a little bit better than Modern Dance, though.
5.5/10. It's alright, I guess.
>Negative Approach- Total Recall
Spotty as hell. Some of this is really sick- I particularly dig the live stuff- but a lot of it is just sort of underwhelming and unremarkable.
>Soon > Babaluma
?? is one of these supposed to be Monster Movie??
Also I haven't heard Babaluma, or Monster Movie, I'm gonna have to give those a listen. Also I've never relistened to Future Days, and the first time I heard it was probably a year ago, so I'd probably have to relisten before ranking. I can agree that Ege > Tago > Soundtracks
>that tiny face
>that jewish nose
Here's a thing. What should I start with?
i'm trying to get back into doing these
Kyuss- Welcome to Sky Valley
This almost nothing like Houdini, which kinda suprised me. I can't really say to much about it though, other than I liked it and Lick Doo is probably my favorite novelty/hidden track ever
oops forgot image
songs for the deaf up next