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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.
We track our progress using calendars, which we fill with the albums we listen to on each day, and a rating of some sort for all of them. There are templates in the following posts. We encourage you to write the albums' titles, and the artists' names somewhere on your calendar. We don't have any tools for creating these calendars, we use simple image editing softwares.
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Liz Vice - There's a Light (2014)
Today's album features a bold worship, filled with groovy church organs and Liz's sweet voice which manages to be tame and serene throughout this short album. There's a lot I wish I could say but this is most likely all the time I have to be on /mu/ for today.
I sort of like OPN but I'm not digging today's album. I also feel I might have been too generous with Floral Shoppe.
unbunny - fission romance the west
+violin and the phil elverum like imagery on some tracks
-not much variety sonically, but what else is there to expect out of a folk record
I listened to my album of the day earlier today, a review will follow.
Meanwhile, I also listened to Julis Eastman's Unjust Malaise just now. It was fucking amazing. Just throwing that out there. If you're into modern classical and/or minimalism, do not look further than this album. It's three hours long but totally worth it.
Nice, that one's been sitting in my backlog for a while. I'm gonna check it out soon.
So DJ Screw with vintage pop instead of southern hip-hop? I'm not sure how I feel about that.
Anyone listened to pic related? Got it on my chart, do I just lsiten to Disc 1 or should I lsiten to all of it?
That's imo the best vaporwave record out there. It's not great, but atleast it has some redeemable qualities to itself.
Yeah I got the first one in 320 but could only find the second one in 128 on slsk. Doesn't really matter to me though, since I will listen to it through some shitty headphones on my daily commute most likely. Stoked for it though, probably my most anticipated on my November-charts. Didn't know Die Antwoord were involved though, that kind of turned me of a bit
I'll probably listen to both then. 3 hours is quite long though, will most likely have to split up my playthrough.
Today I listened to Night Time, My Time by Sky Ferreira, for Boobies Friday.
What a bad album. Someone warned me about this, but the only reason I listened to it was because it was the album that gave me the idea for the day. It was not worth it.
It's just bad mainstream pop most of the time. Sometimes she sounds like an even less original Lana del Rey, other times like someone like Katy Perry or another average pop star. The lyricism is the absolute worst part. I cringed so many times. It literally has EVERY cliche lyric from pop. This almost never happens but on this record, I could actually guess the next line she sang before she sang it.
The only part that was better than bad were some of the instrumentals (like 3 or 4 tracks) prior to her voice coming in. Then she just fucking ruined it. Other than this it had absolutely no redeeming qualities.
Below average pop record with all it's cliches and absolutely boring. Don't listen to it. And to the person who warned me: I'm stupid to not have listened to your advice.
But hey today I found out I have a great post rocky kinda band in my country (Portugal) where most of the music is pretty average so today was a pretty good day.
Anyone heard of Paus? I've only heard their s/t but it's a pretty great record. They have two drummers playing in a conjoined drumset I'm really digging the drumming and the atmosphere.
Link if you wanna hear it:
Hey guys, reporting in. Where's the DM tourney guy been?
Just started listening to My Brother The Wind's 2014 effort. I already enjoyed a record of them before, though their sophomore effort wasn't as good. Looking forward to seeing what I think of this one.
B...b...b...ut Sky Ferreira is good :(
Ghost EP was much better tho for real, and the lyrics on this album is kind of crap. You're Not The One is my jam tho
Well kind of, both Yolanda and that other dude are a part of Constructs Corporation according to wikipedia, even if it was prior to the creation of Die Antwoord
I haven't got anything against her but IMO this was a subpar mainstream pop record that just failed in delivering anything but bad lyrics and kind of annoying hooks. Some of the instrumentals seemed like they had so much potential and then... Well, it just went downhill.
Yes, they're the only two members, that's what I'm saying. Constuctus Corporation is Die Antwoord before Die Antwoord. Die Antwoord isn't bad in the sense Nickleback is for example though, it's a poor aesthetic choice. They can be amazing when they want to, and on The Ziggurat, they want to.
Yes I fully agree on Die Antwoord, it's the aesthetic that's off putting, not their music. But then again, their aesthetic seems to be one of their biggest selling points so whatever works for them
Listened to the first 5 minutes of the album and it sounds pretty good so far, looking forward to Monday
They have a completely different shtick on their previous projects. I'm pretty sure Die Antwoord only exists to make them some money for a change, all of their previous efforts were flops.
Yeeeeeah Paus are super cool stuff. They have a great live show atmosphere with super raw drumming. It's neat.
They also are super cool dudes to talk to after show.
PS: Weren't they releasing a new album this year? Tell me they already released it...
You ever been to one of their shows? I wanna go to one and since I'm actually in their country I am a lucky man. I don't know about a new album, I barely know the band but am very interested and will snoop around to find out.
Because they're a portuguese band and they're not that well known there's not a lot about them from what I can tell but I'll try and tell you about the album.
They released an album called "Clarão" this year is this what you were referring to?
It has pretty nice reviews
Gonna play some RPGs with my friends this afternoon, the feels are gonna have to wait for tonight.
Benji you're from Portugal? Noice, irmãos de língua portuguesa representam!
5nd day of nostalgia-week. The end is nigh.
Today, I listened to Infinity on High, by Fall Out Boy. It was hard to do, and it will probably be hard to review. Let's do this in an orderly fashion.
>1 - teh nostalgic review
I remember playing Fall Out Boy covers with my bands in high school. I think I could even still play Carpal Tunnel of Love on the guitar, and I haven't played the guitar for at least a year.
Now that I think of it, it may be one of the bands that sticked with me for the longest time (along with Primus and a last one, but that's another story for another day) and I have too many memories of rehersals and daily commute with these guys as soundtrack to be really unbiased...
>2 - the reasonable review
This album could easily have been much better than it actually is. The reason for this is simple : Fall Out Boy is technically a good band, they have the potential,they can play, they can put together some songs BUT they either have questionnable taste or were too easily influenced by the trends.
The first, striking element here are the vocals. Not only because of their central place in the composition, or their high place in the mix but mostly because of how well they are handled. Patrick Stump is simply a very good singer and at this point really knows how to do his thing, how to keep a note correctly for the right amount of time, without vibrating too much or too little, and manages to hit some impressively high notes that would almost fall into the register of a counter-tenor. Oh, and he can hold these high notes fro seconds, did I already mention it? I don't think I did. And this voice is definitly put to use on the whole album. The verses are entirely sug, the choruses are entirely sung and have some well done vocal layering, the bridges are sung...
This does mean that the instruments can just be a background in some cases (one of the best and worse exemples being the ballad Golden with an interesting vocal melody backed by a ridiculous, punched piano that is not even transparent, but plain boring) despite having the potential to offer more. The leading guitar often gives some pretty creative and powerful riffs that are sadly just used as introductions, and then fades in the background sticking to some simple chords or power chords. The drumming never really shines through, but paying close attention to it at any moment is enough to see how much attention was put into it and how unexpectedly precise and subtle it can be, especially for this kind of pop rock. The bass however is completely unmentionnable and does as little as possible. Pete Wentz a hack.
The band has the potential to deliver some excellent vocally driven "emo" rock but sadly, that is not so often the case. Do not read all this wrong : the album is always pleasent to hear, but never interesting to listen to. Paying close attention to the music simply lets you realize just how some parts have been completely overlooked. A simple exemple that comes back is nearly every song is the guitar in the choruses (and yes the two guitars join to play the same things with the same sound). You always, always have the same kind of power chords strumming, sometimes with two or maybe even ONE power-chord in the whole chorus (fucking seriously guys? GUYS? what the heck?). Sure, the vocals are loud enough to let this slip through if you are not paying attention but again : nearly every song is pleasent to hear but non is pleasent to listen and none can live up to a closer listen. As mentionned before, the bass has the same exact problem. Same could be said about the whole production. Sure, the album does have a very lush production, but it really does not work to add anything substantial (a shame because more things like the strings from Thanks for the Memories would have added a lot of colors to an otherwise monotone sound panel). Everything you have works great on the surface, but digging a little deeper into anything will let you see how empty the album is.
Taken at face value, this album is infact good and possibly one of the rare exemples of emo-influenced pop rock (almost power pop?) done well. It has a handful good songs, some that are okay, some a little boring and some plain annoying. But any close inspection blows the glitter away.
Eu posso falar esta língua bobo assim.
I'm listening to Natural Snow Buildings now, though i had to pause it while my in-laws where here. They didn't really appreciate it.
>nearly every song is pleasent to hear but non is pleasent to listen and none can live up to a closer listen
My problem with most modern pop rock, it's nice and all that but it CRUMBLES if you listen with just a bit of attention.
Like a fair amount of people on /mu/, my main experience with No Wave is Swans and early Sonic Youth. I never knew how danceable this genre could get. Frankly, I think that the more funk-influenced side is better than the more noise rock-influenced side, and this comp is fucking awesome and listen to it.
So, today's review is My Brother The Wind's latest album "Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One". As you can imagine, it's a Space Rock album which is highly jam oriented. The album begins pretty slowly and I start getting flashbacks towards their sophomore effort which was as previously mentioned not quite as good. In my opinion, space rock should have both calm moments and driving, strong rhythms. My Brother The Wind starts up a bit slowly, but they do get there by the time we hit the third track, Song Of Innocence Part 2 which bears little semblance to the first part.
Once OTWaTWTaSWO hits its stride and pacing, it doesn't let up and keeps the energy alive that was present on their debut. Lead and Rhythm guitar play alongside one another with the kind of reverb you'd expect on a record such as this. The rhythm section isn't particularly original for the most part, though there are some nice bridges to be found here and there where the rhythm section quiets down to emphasize the space effects and guitar solo's.
What I like a lot too is the usage of a wooden flute in an interlude. Though it seems weird considering the atmosphere its trying to invoke, it actually works surprisingly well and it doesn't outstay its welcome as it propels the album into the 12-minute epic that any space rock record must have. Garden of Delights has the best rhythm section so far and builds up slowly, increasing the volume on their instruments very gradually to create a droney effect, as well as unleashing a few welcomed fills that felt long overdue. Without noticing, the track gradually developed from a soft and slow dronefest to a track buzzing in reverb.
The album proceeds to calm down in the next two short tracks similar to the beginning before concluding with an epilogue in the spirit of the longest track which slowly builds up and emphasizes the rhythm section. It's a good conclusion and a return to form. It'll definitely be one of my AOTYs for this year.
Also, I relistened to Pyramidal and had to rank it down a bit. I didn't feel the same vibe I felt the first time I listened to it other than the last two tracks, which were still great, but Стары Ольcа clearly deserves to win the week more. Relistened to it as well, and though there's a few tracks there that are meh, overall it's a great album.
As for the flaws on the album I just listened to, I'd say it's the slower tracks that seem to be more stand-alone rather than in the role of counterbalance which I would've preferred to see them in. I also feel like the solo's could've been a bit better.
I've decided to listen to some black metal today because what would November be without at least 1 BM album?
I'm liking this so far.
I like how there's violin and other stuff buried in the fuzz and it isn't just all blast beats and screaming.
Also I keep trying to listen to that new Panopticon while in bed but I keep falling asleep to it.
Still trying to fill the next couple of weeks, not even thinking about December yet.
My schedule so far looks like this:
>Mon: Blind Play Monday; possibly for recommendations
>Tues: Blues Day Tuesday; what it says on the tin
>Wed: Wut Wednesday; music to slip slowly into insanity to
>Thurs: Freeplay Thursday; to be decided that day, or replay something with a ??? rating
>Fri: Road Trip Friday; hard/heavy/upbeat music for the ride home/to work
>Sat/Sun: LP weekend; I play something from my overstuffed shelf
Open to any suggestions.
Saw this yesterday but forgot about it. A truly noble cause you fight for, sir.
Also, thanks for sharing that link. That should fill a daily slot.
Thanks and no problem for the link! It's a really good album and although you won't understand the lyrics unless you speak portuguese, there are very few of them and the vocals will still sound very good. I was really surprised at how much I dug it.
I'm becoming more and more convinced that vaporwave is the laziest form of plunderphonics. Overall I like Oneohtrix Point Never, though I've always had a preference for his earlier krauty berlin school-esque music. I never actually bothered with his sideprojects though so I was curious to see what Eccojams had to offer. It's clearly a very influential record considering it spawned an entire microgenre by itself, but the problem is that it just sounds almost exactly like Floral Shoppe. It's really the other way around though but there's still this cheap kitschy air about it that I just don't like at all. There's still a more experimental feel about this album though, but I feel it's not a very successful experiment at all.
So what I do think Daniel Lopatin did pretty nicely is how a lot of the sound has some nice disjointed and almost glitchy progression going on, and it actually features a lot more of that dirty cut-out looping that I liked about Floral Shoppe's third track. Still though, Eccojams still falls in the same trap Floral Shoppe did in that the plunderphonics and sampling itself just feels really lazy and cheap. Half the time I still feel like listening to slowed down pop songs (which, if you take out the looping and effects, it just kind of really is) but to be fair it feels like there's more effort put into this than last week's album. There's an odd drunken atmosphere about it and every now and again, it all gets mangled in a way that makes listening to this album not a total loss.
Highlight track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFpjM40AuKg
Also, you may have noticed I knocked down Floral Shoppe's score. After listening to it again I feel I overrated it a little, especially in comparison to Eccojams. The more I listen to Floral Shoppe, the more annoyed I get.
Today, I listened to Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head.
Ladies and gentlemen, fuck NMH, fuck GY!BE, fuck Kanye West, fuck Death Grips, fuck everything.Coldplay is where it's at and I'll tell you why.
They are the epitome of God through an audible source. They speak to me in ways I never thought they would speak to me about love, time, science, and most importantly, music.
The piano ballads made me cum. Chris Martin's voice made me pregnant. Their songwriting are a cocktease and I let them take me anally. They are the euphoric and now, I deleted all of my music and save for the one and only, A Rush of Blood to the Head.
10/10 forever and ever
Today I listened to Spiderland by Slint.
It's a very interesting rock album, that has a lot of spoken parts in it. Each track has it's own story. The whole album has a very unique and cold atmosphere, which is is noticeable in the music and in the lyrics.
I really like this album, even if not so much for the music, which is still great, but for the atmosphere and the stories in the lyrics.
evening /classical/, i've been looking for more slow, relaxing, maybe even a bit depressing piano music in the same vein as pic related. so far, not much luck.
if someone could help me with specific performers and albums and even composers i'd greatly appreciate it.
>you won't understand the lyrics
No stranger to that. I know plenty of music with English lyrics I can't understand. Besides, I like foreign languages - the sounds, the grammar - it fascinates me how what sounds to me like unintelligible gibberish (for now, anyway) can be meaningful words.
Now the challenge is procuring and setting up to play today's album. It looks like I'll have to close these browser windows for that.
>47 tabs in this one, 36 in the other
>I think they've been open for weeks, maybe months now
Unfortunately I was quite busy the last few days, and will be so until Monday, I listened to all albums in schedule though. Definitely enjoyed your album. If you want I can give a short but bad summary of what i liked and what i didn't like too much
This is the best Black Metal album I know, but I don't really know that much
please give it more listens, I still hope it can get green
Also tomorrow is the middle of the month, so I'll start with making a December plan, even if that's way too early
Neat, I just listened to that record for the first time earlier this month. It's good, but not really my thing and I definitely wouldn't praise it as much as it gets on the rest of /mu/.
what don't you think is so great about it? it's one of my favorite albums is why i ask.
i still don't understand Unknown Pleasures. The first song is good, but I can't stand to listen to the rest. Not a fan of the production either.
That was literally how I felt up until recently. I just listened to Disorder but then I listened to the whole album for like the second time or third and I loved every song. I guess it's a grower.
I listened to Mask by Vangelis, recommended by Dick Rubbin.
I was nonplussed by the first five minutes. A single ostinato, a unison choir, occasional harmonic transpositions; it's really not so far from paint drying. Then all of a sudden the texture dropped back to a single synth and a female voice. Delicious harmonies, expressive swellings and diminuendi, and phrases that somehow take surprising turns even as they're concluding. This was closer to what I remembered Vangelis' work for in the few films I've seen with his scores. And then, suddenly, we're back to monosyllabic shrieks and racing synth lines.
That first movement more or less characterises my feelings towards the album as a whole: the contrast of bloated, boring, over-the-top bombast (exemplified in the fifth movement) with genuinely interesting, affective moments, usually of contemplation (sixth movement). In fact, at its best, the music reminds me of Janacek in its naive wanderings and innocuous melodies. It's a real shame that most of the time Vangelis can't exercise the restraint in order to make the most of these moments.
That big, cold-yet-expressive synth sound that is really Vangelis' own is present in a big way. His ability to draw emotional swells and vocal similes from his electronics - his ability to make the machines actually sing - is seriously impressive and totally his own. (No doubt this 'humanisation' of electronic sounds is why so many will remember him primarily or solely for his soundtrack to Blade Runner, which unsurprisingly deals with the analogous theme of androids 'made human').
The suggestion of a 'whole' is made by the separate 'movements', as well as the cyclic return of the bizarre, intermezzo-like second movement at the conclusion of the work; however I don't feel that it holds together as a unified performance. In all this gives me an impetus to seek out a Vangelis album that I'll enjoy more fully; I'll wager that it exists.
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I liked some of the artists
make calendar listen to music fill calendar
- I haven't listened to it in a perfect athosphere, I was working during the listen, so that may change alot
- I just realized the logo spells mdma, what already describes the music pretty good
- reminded me alot of Ozric Tentacles in some parts, good thing
- I missed lyrics
- I really liked the synth-effects
- very nice use of a didgeridoo
- a bit samey, but that's fine for that, but it's the reason I don't really have a favourite track
because of the Kanye and Zappa ratings?
Only listened to it once, so I really can't say that much more
>- I just realized the logo spells mdma
I never knew.
Thanks for the review. I can understand it's a bit samey, especially on a first listenthrough, and particularly the middle of the album. I can see how Kanesh Bosm through Jahwarp feel a bit samey, though I'd argue the rest of the album is quite distinct. I'm glad you liked it.
>Paysage d’Hiver - s/t
I need to listen to it more.
But otherwise it was good save for the fact that it hurt my head when I listened to it loudly.
But the hidden sounds are really nice and I like black metal that makes me feel like I'm freezing to death.
"Samey-ness" was my biggest complaint with that album too. Even the tracks that were more distinct were mostly just distinct in their synth textures... seems like they still followed the basic formula of an odd-time signature vamp on bass/drums, then add some synth textures, maybe a melody overtop.
Had a busy few days and I've been sick yesterday and today so still trying to catch up.
Today I listened to the 2014 release, "Mbókò" by pianist David Virelles.
The album is subtitled "Sacred Music for Piano, Two Basses, Drum Set and Biankoméko Abakuá." I've followed Virelles career as a sideman for a few years, so this, plus the interesting instrumentation and approach to sacred music made me eager to hear Virelles ECM debut as a leader.
The album starts off as an exercise in minimalism and restraint. The first two tracks find be band slowly edging their way through vauge, darkly colored harmonic material while the hand-percussion hints at rhythmic structures and interplay with the piano. The two tracks serve as a good prelude to the album, but they begin to feel a bit long and meandering. Luckily the third track picks things up a notch with a more spirited, but equally loose groove. The two basses and two percussionists provide a definite rhythmic underpinning to the music, but the groove manages to stay fluid and dynamic.
Things get really interesting on the fourth track, "Antillais" with Virelles really taking lead over the group. The rhythm section holds down a solid groove over a pedal point which morphs and changes with Virelles' improvisations. It's definitely a standout track. "Aberinan y Aberisan" introduces vocals in the traditional Afro-Cuban style of chant. It's an odd effect over the ostinato bass and beautiful chords being laid out in the piano. "Seven, Through the Divination Horn" is another standout track, combining the band's strong, yet loose rhythmic drive, an advanced sense of harmony, and close communication in the improvisation.
"Stories Waiting to Be Told" is another strong track, with a tight contrapuntal theme that gives way to an intensely interesting improvisation. I think Virelles is pretty heavily influenced by another pianist, Craig Taborn, and this track is maybe the most Taborn-inspired. Though there are certain similarities in their playing, Virelles' playing is distinct in several important ways; though he shares Taborn's abstract ideas of harmony and time, he plays with a less abstract sense of melody, leading to melodies that are more easily digestible. Virelles takes more of a backseat on "Transmissions" and merely compliments the conversational playing by the bassists and percussionists.
This is certainly interesting and heavy music. I think it'll take a few more listens to really appreciate everything going on here. Virelles has created a very interesting new take on spiritual music. He has done a good job combining his Cuban roots with his advanced jazz sensibilities to make an album that I think can best be described as loose, but tight. The approach to the music is exceptionally dynamic and loose, always changing, shifting, and moving. Yet the band accomplishes this loose feeling with a tight sense of togetherness and teamwork that gives the music its tight feeling. It is a highly interesting and thought-provoking first outing on ECM for Virelles. I'll be eagerly awaiting his future projects.
this made me laugh really hard
If you liked disc 1, listen to disc 2. it expands on the ideas of disc one and has some cool spoken-word stories, as well as a 28 minute radioplay story that mixes in songs from disc 1. markus wormstorm and felix laband have their own tracks on it as well, Bom is not to be missed. Enjoy!
... I just... what?
right now i'm listening to flogging molly-drunken lullabies. it's fun, and I really really like it. it seems this album's optimal playback setting is in an enthusiastic crowd with an absurd amount of alcohol.
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Today I listened to Sexual Behaviour in The Human Male by The Gerogerigegege, the final release in my week of Gero backlog.
This one wasn't too great. A lot of the songs were just a simple short guitar riff along with a typical drum beat and bass line with occasional shouting from Juntaro. There's one song where Gero 30 is masturbating over the phone while speaking to a woman in Japanese which felt a bit pointless. The intro was ok and I like the song from the no sound ep but the rest was bland
it's that 80's rock sound man. just reminds me of so much I don't like. those techno elements, plus no lake on vocals (in the court and wake of poseidon are my favs so far) made it a really poor album for me
>Lawrence English - Wilderness of Mirrors
Peaceful yet powerful, like being engulfed in a gentle storm of sound.
>rec track: The liquid casket, Hapless Gatherer
Anal is hot.
what the fuck is rando
Chem is fucking easy AS FICKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
No, not today I'm afraid
I listened to it on the train and didn't take down enough notes. I do know it was an 8.6 though, super stuff, felt like Advance's budding cousin
I love you too
Don't worry, the Owls forgive you.
Nope, the nickname is in the filename.
Finished my December chart way too early because I was sick and had nothing better to do. Anybody willing to give some recs? I'm gonna put the first nine that I haven't heard on the chart.
i dont know what the fuck is going on
I haven't time to write a real review in a while, but I'll recap some thoughts on some recent listens.
Kim Hiorthoy - Dogs 
A bit of a disappointment from one of my favorite musicians. Kim trades his complicated beats and interesting sound effects for a sparse, piano-driven album with only a few moments that echo the greatness of Melke and Hei.
Lemon Jelly - Lost Horizons 
Just a real pleasant album all around. Mellow instrumental music, not quite as slow and enveloping as Nightmares on Wax, and not as intense as Kim Hiorthoy's older works. Good music to take a walk to.
Ronald Jenkees - Alpha Numeric 
It's hard to diss Jenkees, since he's such a cool chill guy who loves what he does. This album was just not my style though. I'm a fan of more organic-sounding electronic music, and the sounds on this album are painfully obvious to have been sourced from an off-the-shelf synth. Generic string backing sections are inserted everywhere they shouldn't be. Songs are often tense and sound like backing music for a movie or videogame (not in a good way).
not with you around bbb
nah i'm just fuccin' around with it. if anything did happen I'm sure you'd know, as this is where I'm at for the most part on /mu/ nowadays. how are you?
Because she's just not into that is she? Also, my teacher would always let us bring pizza or anything circular to class on every march 14. I hope we all have a pizza day on there for /daily/, maybe we all do a listen along to Horse the Band's pizza EP
Actually because I had to go out and pick her up from her place. And because after we got back to my house I couldn't just hide in my room (i still live with my parents, yes).
Also we should listen to this for pizza day.
One more for the week
Also I will now listen to the Slim Shady LP for the first time
it has it's moments. I'd like a review of it if you're up for it (in case you have some spare time)
dude, this makes Horse's Pizza EP look like Hurrican Chris' career. I'm hype now
Just came back from a Hank Wood & the Hammerheads show. Fucking amazing, one of the best hardcore punk shows i've seen. If you ever get the chance to see them, go for it. I'm going to bed now, i'm really drunk and i need to get up early tomorrow to go to Oslo with my band. Cheers!
pg.99 - Document #7
Antagonism to god, king, country and especially self. There's a delicate difference between literally everything when it comes to Screamo, and pg.99 manages to write the book on being memorable-spastic, not a constant "look at us and our tempo" borefest. When things change, they hit you hard. I just learned of a death in the family, so I picked this. It felt good to hear.
Best track is "A Sonnet to Both Ugly and Murderous" - it has to be heard to be believed
Possibly the best pg.99 record.
Fuck that hit right on the feels. The vocalist sounds a bit like the guy from Brand New. 4/5
Fucking hell I never noticed that!
who would have known they'd be interested by it. what of him did you play for them?
if you say so, looks like my backlog just got bigger (not that there's much in there really)
finished Don Delillo's Underworld today as well, thinking of adding a book section like other people have done
>if you say so, looks like my backlog just got bigger (not that there's much in there really)
give it a listen. it's great, not very long either. all of their other records that I've heard are fantastic as well, one of the best and most versatile screamo bands
I think I'm gonna feel more and more with repeated listens.
>mfw your mother got interested in Pulse Demon
She's the new Queen of /mu/, too patrician for me.
Pulse Demon was actually my first Merzbow and noise album I ever listened to. I remember eating general tso's chicken to it and enjoying the bask of the sun so I have good memories of it too. what was yours?
I've heard great things about them so I'm sure it won't be a waste of time. Plus, my screamo game needs updating, I haven't listened to that since highschool when I was obsessed with Saetia.
I mean, obviously it's noise inspired but I'm sure you'd agree that harsh noise inspired hip hop isn't the same as a traditional harsh noise album. Maybe not. Either way, you're sure you don't remember?
The Slim Shady LP
The shock value doesn't feel as desperate as his current material due to his youth here
Guilty Conscience is a great concept (although I believe it had previously been done?) that is executed well
The album feels fresh, definitely like a debut statement despite the fact that Infinite exists
Brain Damage sounds like it would inspire a school shooting
If I Had is incredibly 90's, down to the beat and backing female guest vocals. You do not hear this kind of song on any of his later releases
I thought '97 Bonnie & Clyde would be a male/female love song like '03 Bonnie & Clyde. I was wrong. Funny to think that Hailie is now at least 18 and has probably listened to the song her father wrote about him killing her mother and her unknowingly helping dump Kim's body in the ocean.
On My Fault he makes fun of someone having PTSD from being raped as a kid as they have a seizure
Cum on Everybody is also very 90's in the same way as If I Had
This was good I guess
>listening to music you've heard before
TrishAh, why didn't I enjoy that album the first time through? Did it hit you like a tire, by that I mean, did it feel like a wheel upon first listen?