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>Nyarlathotep more like pooplapooptep
/daily/ I had a thought the other day.
Before you became a regular funposter in the board's worst general, what were your thoughts on trips?
Did they change at all once you adopted one?
i really only use mine for these threads. having to keep up a public image on a website of people who can anonymously insult you and everything you believe in without ever knowing who they are.
watching tagesschau report it during dinner/breakfast
ive always enjoyed the trip culture on this board a lot, i probably wouldnt have joined daily at all if it wasnt for that aspect
Some argue that adopting a personality hinders productive discussion. In some cases they're right, especially when certain behaviors become expected from trips because it's their gimmick but at the same time, if we'd just ignore the filler (regardless of anonymity or not) then everything would be smooth sailing.
I'd argue that's the biggest concern. Some people just hate the idea of attention seeking too, but in some cases it's helpful.
This is how far along I am lads. Hoping to finish this for the month and finish Zappa's discography sometime.
Jesus, all those TBAs.
How do you even know for sure all of those artists WILL release their album in 2016? I bet at least a third of them will be delayed till 2017.
I've only had a trip for a few months now, but for the few years I've been here, I've noticed most trips stayed confined in certain threads. Most people posting in like 10 threads a day were just attention whores. The best funposters like Antz are banned or got bored, so there's not much of a point anymore.
I really only use this trip for daily and sharethreads. Otherwise I'm just anon.
Don't care if anyone trips or not unless they just mindlessly spam.
I,personally, am too lazy to take off my trip when funposting outside of /daily/. I already got a 4chan pass to minimize the shitposting workload to the max.
Isn't that just selective bias though? There's far more anons on here that are the same kind of bad as shitty trips, we just don't notice them since they're all anon
Like that guy who shitposted selfies constantly
I thought trips were a bit annoying, but only because I could keep track of certain trips being annoying. Even then I wasn't opposed to the general idea and there were a couple of trips I liked. After /daily/ I realised that trips are subhuman garbage, now I filter every single one of them, especially you guys.
>I already got a 4chan pass
No, you're definitely right. Personally I enjoyed the idea of trips on /mu/ because you get the character of the board while adopting the accountability that other forums have through membership (without the terrible community).
I think it's nice that there are some trips, but I wouldn't like this board if it were mostly trips. I also drop mine when I'm outside of /daily/, I don't feel like being associated with my opinions. I've never really had anything against trips, I think they get hate because a minority of them are attention whores that shitpost in a way that's not really funny or constructive. I think the animosity towards trips in general threads is kinda dumb tho, it's nice to have a sense of community like in /daily/.
That album had lots of interesting sounds going on - that was an interesting technique. As a percussionist myself, I enjoy hearing things played a different way. For example, Volker Hennes - Emperor Ambassador uses an exciter to get interesting tones out of drum heads.
remember this golden oldy little ditty?
I don't know where to go next in EAI
I feel like an avant-babby
I've heard all of the essentials on RYM and then a few, what else should I look into besides the other works of those artists?
>I was planning to do Sweet Trip tonight, but I might squeeze in Starsailor ;^]
>Supposedly, music took a back seat to Kanye's fashion escapades this year, but Pusha also promises, even though he wasn't involved in its creation: "Everything I've heard is phenomenal."
That's because everything in the observable universe is phenomenal, baka baka desu senpai
Went to a record auction today
Got me some Jarre
How are you doing /daily/?
Sorry to hear that anon. I don't know if music would be able to help me much if I was in the same position but if it's what you'd like then maybe try Benji or Carrie and Lowell since they both deal with death.
Hang in there man.
sorry to hear that, hope you're doing ok.
Noice one mate.
>mfw the best part of the album s the orchestral segment JMJ had nothing to do with
> Giovanni Di Domenico & Jim O'Rourke - Arco
A rather (okay, very) slow to develop work of bow'd strings and such. This is an album very much about tone and timbre, much moreso than many other aspects of it.
And in regards to that, it succeeds. It is rich and full of life, even with entirely simple musical ideas. Effectively this skirts as close to the territory of drone as one can get and still be called "Music" by *the unenlightened*.
So, for the most part this stuff is pleasant. However, as the album progresses it begins to slowly hamball it up with beeps and boops and other wacky sound effects. It is a fine addition in regards to interest, as it spiced of the mix of textures a bit, but it collapsed the sensation of this work a bit in my view.
That is, this work that feels so much like a work with a backbone of its rich tones and textures. The sounds that are slowly added as the album continues become less and less rich, eventually coalescing into something that can only be described as "Kazoo symphony".
With this middle, middling section of the work excluded, we have a fine album that displays the strengths (and weaknesses) of simple compositions that prop themselves up near-entirely on texture.
Fails in some regards, succeeds in others. Altogether not bad.
also fug it just gimme recs I'm gonna fill out the calendar maybe try to keep it to a theme or something but I don't know what theme it should be so anything really you guys decide.
I remembeer seeing him live on TV on the 31st of debember 1999.
I had a bad flu and I found it weird that he played violins with a piano, and with his voice effects and mic distorsion, I believed he was a robot.
I was also 7 years old.
And I had a very bad flu.
No problem. Feel free to give us your thoughts on the albums, or any thoughts on anything at all. The /daily/ community may not have taste but we definitely have ears.
How long have you been on /mu/?
also nice work with the circle chart benjo!
<- here's an avatar
I hope you're doing better now
flus are no fun
I'm sorry guys if my reccs are normie shit, I would just rather recc something somewhat acclaimed and with a band people care about than an album with like 8 listens on bandcamp.
Interested to hear your thoughts on Sufjan's album. Personally felt it was subpar when comparing it to his previous endeavours but it was still a decent listen. Lyrics were never a huge priority to me and that seems to be why everyone is so obsessed over it.
>still have a bad flu
>have to go back to work anyway
>makes flu even worse
>no time to listen to music
>can't even find time to meme
>my fucking face
>I'm sorry guys if my reccs are normie shit, I would just rather recc something somewhat acclaimed and with a band people care about than an album with like 8 listens on bandcamp.
This is a good position to take.
I've found myself yet again listening to doolittle while hoping this night to last forever
To think i once hated this with passion
>can't even find time to meme
I wouldn't even wish this on my worst enemy. A fate worse that death.
I'm on Beck's "Mellow Gold", now. "Soul Suckin Jerk" is kind of neat. There's more going on than the other shit I've heard all day. Rage Against The Machine's s/t album was only worth listening to because of Tom Morello's guitar playing.
I usually find myself gravitating to early Beatles era albums over their later works. Revolver, MMT, and the White Album are GOAT though.
I'm glad it resonates with you. It's for reasons like these that I'm glad the world isn't only made up of things I enjoy because my experiences and production of art is so narrow compared to so many.
Listened to this for the Haydn trumpet concerto. Loved the second movement but I was pleasantly surprised by the Hummel composition. The motifs were much more catchy and joyful to my plebeian ear.
In terms of the soloist, I am not too familiar with trumpet soloists in classical music so I have no basis to compare her to anyone. I'd let her play my trumpet though (if you know what I mean).
7+ or 8-/10, not sure.
H A P P E N I N G
the 2015 AOTY will have to wait, this is coming first. So far I'm digging it, I have the biggest smile on my face hearing that girl cry off into the infinite cosmos of audio.
I've been organising my library on RYM for a while, with also rating and writting reviews for most of what I listen to (almost day-to-day).
Should I join /daily/?
Can I remain anon?
David Bowie- Earthling
the production is dated, but I still dig it just based on how fun it is
Here are my reviews in chronological order from today up to 28th of December, when I started doing this. I mostly reviewed stuff I already heard.
Pic releated was the only thing I've technically heard for the first time.
Honestly this is why I started doing this, I was so bfar back on my backlog that I haven't had time to listen to much of 2015 releases. Pic related was haistly put together as a probable AOTY material.
lel forgotten to actually link it:
Oh and I'm currently listening to Amandou Balake - In Conclusion for the first time, so that counts as /daily/ as well right?
If you ever find yourself with time to spare, here's /daily/'s AOTY. In the meantime, I'll definitely be on the lookout for when you decide is your AOTY because I haven't listened to any of those releases.
>that counts as /daily/ as well right?
Weusually just discuss whatever we listened to that day (among other things) even if it's not something new but ye, it counts
Sorry for your loss, anon.
If you like or are interested in drone or ambient music, Eliane Radigue's Trilogie de la Mort is gorgeous. The work is influenced the Tibetan book of the dead, as well as Radigue coping with the loss of her guru (spiritual guide), and her son. It's extremely meditative, but complex in subtle detail.
>What have you listened to today
Other things I've listened to today (all of them not for the first time):
>Coffin for the Head of State / Unknown Soldier (10/10, fucking amazing album)
>Expensive Shit / He Miss Road (9/10; really up there)
>Yellow Fever / Na Poi (8/10; really enjoyable)
>Alagbon Close / Why Black man Dey Suffer (haven't heard it for enough times to really give it a rating)
Then I've also listened to Slon in Sadež - Štafeta Mladosti (Slovenian comedy duo, that I really like)
I'll definetly check at least some of those, other I already have on my backlog.
I'm going to listen to Unknown Soldier in that case. If I don't end up loving it, let's just say snibeti snab crab will handle the rest :^)
Are you planning to listen to just unknown soldier or both?
Because they really work well together. I mean Coffin for the Head of State is definitely the highlight of that album, but Unknown Soldier is also really good.
tine's the bomb. stiff competition from alison balsom though (iykwim)
>Ghost - Tune In, Turn On, Free Tibet
I enjoyed this album quite a bit. The first half of the album is pretty good folk-rock stuff, but the second half, the 33 minute long title track, is absolutely stunning. This is probably my second favorite Ghost album behind Hypnotic Underworld.
I'm on track 4, I don't get it.
Unless i'm posting about taste I drop mine outside of /daily/. Before I was one I actually disliked alot of them. Especially Antz.
I'm going to try to give a listen to Surgeon with a splitting headache.
I might die.
Michael Hurley - Armchair Boogie (1971)
>contemporary folk, singer/songwriter
Hurley has got an impeccable ear for melody, and his specific style of americana is incredibly inviting and comfy. This album is kinda in one ear and out the other, but its got a very nice subtlety to it, that just makes it really cozy. Gonna be checking out Have Moicy! soon.
Raymond Scott - The Music of Raymond Scott: Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights (1992)
>jazz, children's music
Manhattan Research Inc. is basically the best thing ever, so I knew I'd love this. Scott was such an incredible composer, and his talents are exhibited really well here. There's a reason why so many of these songs are used in so many cartoons, they're so catchy, but still complex and impressive from a technical standpoint, the percussion specifically. And its really adorable, which is a trait I usually don't associate with jazz.
>tripfriend rating everything below a 7
why do you even do this if you don't like music? Attention? Pretention?
Loreena McKennit - Elemental (1985)
>celtic folk music
Wow, how shockingly forgettable and mediocre. The arrangements here are very poorly done and cheesy, they sound like rejected RuneScape tracks. But McKennitt's voice definitely saves this album from the 0.5 doldrums, she's got some serious pipes.
to be fair in a 10 point scale i'd consider a rating of 7 to still be quite good.
I have no idea myself. I love finding music.
Still, it's so frequent and commonplace here tho
>feigning interest in music
>in a music thread
>implying /mu/ is good
itt post 493,062.17 / 1,862,645.42 albums
no inflating or deflating
The Midnight Eez - The Midnight Eez (2011)
>instrumental hip hop, boom bap, jazz rap
Really cool instrumental boom bap beats. Honestly, these would just not be as good with someone MCing over them, they're pretty pristine on their own. They're not too terribly interesting or special though, they're just really solid boom bap instrumentals.
>itt post 493,062.17 / 1,862,645.42 albums
> no inflating or deflating
>mfw i'm not allowed to deflate
Still chuggin' along. Jeff Buckley's "Grace" wasn't for me, although the title track was nice. Twelfth album of the day right here.
Born in the USA had some discernible beats to it and I enjoyed it. Lined up something else from him to download
Beats, Noise and Life was very focused noise, nice and pulsing and grating
Hanatarashi wasn't my favorite Hanatarash but was Hanatarash nonetheless
Spirits Having Flown had some really tight, well-written and well-constructed songs that still stand up today and make great covers but it also had one or two very dated relics
Blackout's good tracks were mostly front-loaded but it had some sleek production to help it the rest of the way through
Cher's Believe had a lot more poorly done auto-tune than I remember. The rest of the album is in the same vein just not as catchy and a little more groovy in some instances
Boxcutter's Glyphic isn't really standing out to me. This is the really layered dubstep that lingers close to dnb/garage at times but the track Foxy really stood out
>Flying Saucer Attack - S/T (1993)
Some excellent shoegaze-y noise rock with some tribal and occasionally ambient elements. I know that's a mouthful but I feel it best describes Flying Saucer Attack. Flying Saucer Attack's album New Lands is the only other record by this band that I've heard and it's only that one because I found it in a sharethread and it seemed interesting. That album was interesting but it wasn't as interesting as this one: at first, FSA was just giving me a headache in this album but as it went on I realized I was just dehydrated so I drank some water and then I really started to enjoy the thick blanket of loud, heavily distorted guitars and dreamy vocals. 7/10
Long Post alert
Yo 2nd time trying this out and I haven't really posted in here so I'm going to do a bunch of reviews. Probably won't be too long though.
>Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
At first I thought this album wasn't that amazing, and I'll still admit that it's a slow-starter for sure, but I appreciate it a lot more now after several listens, and I'd say it's a contender for my favorite so far. I feel like Sufjan Stevens might have taken some inspiration from this album as it gave me a lot of Illinois and even Age of Adz vibes. I think my favorite song is tied with the title track and Happy Holidays, and I also found the Burt Bacharach cover of Something Big was really enjoyable as well. I'd probably rate it a bit higher than 8/10, but hey it's no big deal right now.
>This Heat - S/T
I didn't really enjoy this very much. I had listened to Deceit and thought that was great, so I had high hopes for this one. It was much more barren in comparison, although it still had the same sense of dread that I heard on Deceit. I appreciated the electronic tinkering on the album though. Favorite song was probably The Fall of Saigon. 6.5/10 overall, but if I give it some more listens it could probably be higher.
>Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You
I had only heard Fake Train before listening to Leaves, and with that background, Leaves was a bit more diverse in comparison, which I enjoyed. I'm always down for post-rock vibes and this album delivers on that. This is definitely an album I need to spend some more time with, and I'll definitely go back through their discography and listen to more of their post-hardcore-centric work. Favorite song is either Terminus or Below the Salt. 7/10 for now, but definitely subject-to-change.
>Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
An event a while ago kept me from listening to emo, and I was expecting a generic emo album going into Twin Fantasy. Boy was I proven wrong. The vocals of this album were a highlight for me, as I'm always into some reverbed, lo-fi vocals. Beach Life-in-Death was a huge standout track to me and it's become possibly my favorite song I've heard in my calendar so far. This is another contender for my favorite so far and I'll definitely be listening to it a lot more in the future. Favorite track is Beach Life-in-Death. 8/10 for now.
>Natural Snow Buildings - The Dance of the Moon and the Sun
I thought this album was great, but it's also incredibly long, so I definitely need to spend some more time with it to fully take it in. Like I said before, I'm all about post-rock and drone when it isn't trite and NSB do a good job of offering something original with their psych-folk elements scattered throughout the album. Favortie song is probably either All Animals in the Form of Water or John carpenter. 7.5/10 overall, will definitely improve with more listens.
>Royksopp - Melody A.M.
I had heard of this album before and also heard it was somewhat essential, so I decided to check it out. It's boring as hell, and really only has one or two standout tracks to me. It also sounds incredibly dated compared with other trip-hop and downtempo artists, and not in a good way like Endtroducing... I don't really have any desire to listen to this snoozefest anymore, so this is without a doubt the worst album I've heard so far this month. Favorite track was Poor Leno. 4.5/10 overall.
Also just realized I'm a day behind :( I'll listen to Silent Shout and Red Krayola both tomorrow I guess.
>I also found the Burt Bacharach cover of Something Big was really enjoyable as well
other way around
Happy holidays is a super underrated track. If you liked that, you'll love Insignificance.
Picked a lot of psych-folk. Want to explore the genre more as all I've really listened to is anco and I want to hear what else the genre has to offer. I also want to hit the classics of 60s experimental psych as well.
>Total length: 78:04
yeah I thought I'd post it at the antipode to my usual time. heard that btw.
take it elsewhere, bub
I listened to a 160 minute release yesterday for my daily m8. It's a great listen too. got me into Stars of the Lid. It's ambient too so if you want to listen to it while studying or getting work done it's A1.
smdh "my guy" is my terminology my guy.
Long Season, then Uchu Conbini, then Kuchu Camp, then Neo Yankee's Holiday, then 98.12.28.
Then Orange, King Master George, and Chappie Don't Cry (optional).
Boris - Boris at Last -Feedbacker- (2003)
>drone metal, drone, noise rock
If the entirety of this album was like the 2nd and 3rd parts, it'd be the best thing ever. But the remaining parts are a pretty vigorous exercise in droney meandering, and that doesn't appeal to me all that much. But can I just say that I'd kill somebody for a fucking 100th of Wata's guitar skills?
My current. It's been a while. Still great.
Other than that, I've been in a bit of a 2015 AOTY contenders rut. Need to get back to listening to new music.
Gabi - Sympathy
>Richard Youngs - Airs of the Ear
Shit, this was really good
I really, really liked this.
oh ffs. must remember not to listen to this unless I'm already feeling awful.
And to think I'm gonna listen to Creed next, some album with a shirtless guy curled up in a corner. Just great.
Truly underrated Bowie album right here. It might not have the pop mastery of Hunky Dory, the narrative backbone of Ziggy or the Brian Eno of Low, but what it does have is it's status as a set of mesmerizing, varied Bowie tunes that've stood the test of time. It's No Game (part 1), Ashes To Ashes, Fashion and Because You're Young are all top-tier Bowie tunes. This album also lends the crunchiest, most full sounding guitar tone of Bowies career. I can definitely see how much of Montreal (my favorite band) took influence from this album, from the woozy synthesizers, verbose often social lyrics and grandiosity of this thing. One of those rare albums that still sounds startlingly contemporary over 30 years later, but still has that 80's retro charm.
What'd I beat and with what again?
visitations - untitled (2007)
>of Montreal (my favorite band)
I sorted out my rating system, yay!
sunshine has blown
much less exciting than i'd anticipated. pretty interesting , and relaxing weird, almost like Jackie-o Motherfucker at times. but never as engaging. I imagine if I listened to it a lot it might get a lot better but I just don't have the interest. I REALLY liked the sounds they were getting, but they didn't do anything cool with it.
Beck is not buttrock at all. If you want more weird shit like that listen to Stereopathic Soulmanure. Beck's discography is fun.
Mom, dad, pls stop fighting.
Same here. Before Curren$y was posting him as one of his favorites I had no idea the dude existed. Some neat stuff from what I've heard in the past. One of /daily/'s AOTY is by him so I'll be listening to it soon
>tfw I'm almost done with the chart
>we ran out of words but not images
Prurient was decent. Too many times we see the artist repeating the same monotonous speeches over the same textures and melodies (or lack thereof). Though the inclusion of acoustic instruments into the world of noise is admirable, the execution could have been handled with more creative planning and variety. I did appreciate the inclusion of industrial and electronic genres though.
i'm not understanding the hype that surrounds this. it's got a cool aesthetic and atmosphere but most of the songwriting seems pretty forgettable.
No One Is Ever Going To Want Me is incredible. That song is the fucking business like w e w l a d s
dockstader was every bit as poignant and tense as i expected, great stuff
shields sort of surprised me, in that her presentation of the apocalypse is very avant-prog-ish-ly theatrical and eclectic
kreng was basically what i was made to expect bohren & der club of gore might sound like. little more than a mood-setter, didnt do much for me, "tasteful" instrumentation though
as should b expected its also my pick, i guess if i were to put a runner-up there, it should be Trauma13 (which i completely forgot about until a couple days ago fsr?), if you wanna give that a shot (its math rock)
I dunno if it's what you're trying to convey, but if "songwriting is forgettable" is you're biggest complaint from this kind of album, it's not a really substantial indictment. I do think that this album is pretty overrated (because its aesthetic overreaches its message), but the aesthetic is the whole point.
You are also quite right that "No One..." is the gemstone of the album. Jesus, that song rules.
>the aesthetic is the whole point.
exactly! it seems like Giles Corey was going for a cool image instead of great, memorable songs. style over substance. not a fan of that approach. if you're gonna have such a powerful vibe, the tunes gotta match up to that power. I think it's better to make good music with almost no image- probably why I can't get into vaporwave.
I disagree in the sense that the style IS the substance here. When Duchamp wrote r mutt on an upturned urinal, he wasn't extolling the beauty of rotated porcelain receptacles; rather, he exposed the potential art in normal things "for the sake of the art itself", which I think is the whole point in a lot of Enemies List projects.
But if we take that approach, we could generally extol every album on that premise.
Personally I haven't listened to that album but I do wish the rebuttals you two are offering become more solidified because both defenses aren't giving me a clear picture of what's going on.
>But if we take that approach, we could generally extol every album on that premise.
If you're saying:
We could extol any album on the premise that it succeeds on conveying a certain aesthetic, so long as the aesthetic itself is interesting.
Then I agree.
If that's not what you're saying, then I may agree or disagree, and I ask that you unpack that statement a little more for me.
I absolutely see what you mean, but as with R. Mutt, i'm not connecting with Giles Corey's s/t. Art for it's own sake has it's merit, but I get frustrated when any artist eschews an opportunity to effectively utilize their medium in all it's regards- or if they're only good at one aspect. all I can focus on at times is how good i'm expecting the music to be based on the style in which they play, artists they praise, or even the album art. conversely, i'm even disappointed in some of my favorite musicians for not having an image as well-articulated or thought out as their music.
Have you listened to Lightning Bolt (or Black Pus)? I'm pretty sure Brian Chippendale is the most effective multimedia artist i've ever come across. his paintings and music are almost perfectly synonymous. I adore them.
I don't really disagree with anything you say here, except that I find HANL or Giles or whoever we're talking about (it's the same guy) totally fulfills my expectations on what I want from his music, based on what I think is his aesthetic. I don't really think we can convince one another to jump ship on this one, so I'll just finish by saying that I understand where you're coming from, I disagree, and I think it's ok.
And yeah, Lightning Bolt (and Black Pus) both rule. Chippendale's drawings are neat, from what I've seen. He's very maximalist.
I saw LB 3 or 4 years ago in DC, and they blew all the amps out at the RockNRoll Hotel, and had to end their set after 30 minutes or so.
I was focusing mostly on the statement
>he exposed the potential art in normal things "for the sake of art itself"
My understanding of your defense was that if art could be found and praised in the mundane and unintentional then how much more should we be praising the art which was completely intended to be enjoyed?
Obviously I was wrong since you clarified, and I understand where you're coming from much better now.
>I don't really think we can convince one another to jump ship on this one, so I'll just finish by saying that I understand where you're coming from, I disagree, and I think it's ok.
yeah man, that's just the difference in our tastes, and it's cool. much respect. this was a fun conversation.
also, pretty jealous you got to see lightning bolt. I love how they play, with a crowd surrounding brian's set, people leaning on the drums. and the masks he wears! oh, and Chippendale has even done several comic books! there's one I want, maggots, that was printed by a now-defunct publisher so it's hundreds of dollars for a used one -_- maybe some day i'll read it
Yeah, I think to clarify my position, (which hopefully agrees with you're assessment), I would say that some works of art can be important simply because they ask the question "where are the boundaries of what we call 'art'?" Not everything is art, obviously, and probably some things that are called art aren't art. But any attempt to police the boundaries of art will necessarily give birth to art outside of that boundary.
The Ark Work is an exceptionally beautiful album. The melodies and arrangements of the horns give this project a unique aesthetic, mostly alluding to what can I only assume is an ancient one recalling the Ark of the Covenant. Notable as well were the guitar melodies, but I wasn't a fan when tracks like Father Vorizon had the band clumped into this mass that saw little or no change to it's structure over it's run. With no dynamics or negative space to play with, the track did seem like filler to me.
Overall though, much more good than bad to be found and I think I'm just going to listen to this all night. Good rec, Yamir.
Man, there are too many comic books like that, anything that has a small run immediately becomes hugely expensive when it sells out and almost impossible to acquire. there are several from former Fort Thunder members like Chippendale and especially Matt Brinkman that I would love to have but I'm poor and no one is selling anyways.
I can get behind that because the album you're discussing does a rely on an avant-garde approach with the mask and book accompanying it's history. Reminds me a lot of Tristan Perich's 1-bit music because the way the music was inspired is almost more astounding than the work itself (not to imply Corey's album can't do both).
>yeah man, that's just the difference in our tastes, and it's cool. much respect. this was a fun conversation.
agreed. Good conversation is always rare here, but it's the main reason I still lurk from time to time.
And I can temper your jealousy a bit, because the venue had an actual stage, where they played, above the crowd. It's a two-footer, but it's not like we were on the same level, surrounding the Brians. That's not to say that it didn't rule hard, and it was a definite cross off my bucket list of concerts, but it was no basement show. And as far as I can tell, they tour every year or two along the east coast, so I encourage you to see them if you get the shot.
maggots is mainly as costly as it is because it's about 1000 pages, it was 50+ brand new I believe
if you're looking for brinkman
he has blogs and stuff, and he can be contacted directly. A friend of mine bought a book directly from him if I remember correctly. I ought to do the same, come to think of it, but I just emptied my money buying moebius comics.
have some links:
>the way the music was inspired is almost more astounding than the work itself
A significant fraction (probably between 5-15%) of the music I enjoy derives its brilliance not from its sounds, but because of the story behind it, or the originality of it. Stuff like Scott Johnson, or the Disintegration Loops, etc isn't better-sounding than most stuff, but it's more interesting (to me) for other reasons.
This isn't necessarily the same thing, but what were your thoughts on Sunbather? I found it's mixture of shoegaze and black metal polarizing. Up to that point I had never encountered a metal album that I could consider beautiful and I find it's largely due to what I consider originality and aaesthetic.
I'll do a chart. Gimme whatever. No restrictions but I might not include your recs if I don't feel like it.
Disclaimer: I don't my thoughts are all that original here.
I liked it, but haven't listened to it more than 5 times.
I enjoy post-metal a little bit, black metal a very little bit, and shoegaze a very little bit. So I can enjoy (sometimes intensely) Sunbather, but 99% of the time, I'll prefer something else. It's hard for me to articulate, but generally this music is always placing 3rd in the sprint for my attention.
I'm mostly drawn to post-punk and post-hardcore when I want something aggressive.
I was here a while ago, I meant to get back, I have a huge thing, someone suggested Satori
Satori was great, at first I thought, "wow, do you think they like Sabbath and Zeppelin?" They even do the harmonica thing at one point, but then I realized, nono, they're even better than Sabbath and Zeppelin, and that's a big thing for me to say since I have a ridiculously high reverence for Sabbath, it's not even cult hype, this album is just amazing.
here's a few:
black pus- black pus 2
destroyer- your blues
insect warfare- world extermination
john fahey- fare forward voyagers
vince guaraldi- in person
>I'm mostly drawn to post-punk and post-hardcore when I want something aggressive.
Which is exactly why I turn to Sunbather for it's beauty overall. Interesting thoughts, glad to hear them and to know you don't hate it.
that's a lot of metal
i'll just recommend this, then
For this chart I'll be using the most patrician rating system known to man instead of my usual scale to make things easier for myself. Behold.
YES, YES THEY ARE
Cirith Ungol's King of the Dead is my all time favorite metal album, I have it on vinyl, they recently reissued it for the first time since 2005, check it out, they were absolutely one of the finest metal bands to grace this earth. I can give you a link to download it if you want.
also, I can take grindcore sometimes, it's one of those things that I kinda like in concept but usually find the execution to just not be up to snuff
So far so good. You can keep them coming.
well, there's a little bit of noise on their album which I like, and it has memorable sections, but I guess the biggest factor is the instrumentation. everyone is totally on point. I can't believe it was recorded in a day.
oh sweet jesus
I just found out insect warfare released an ep after their only album, and it's only 9 minutes long but this bad boy is straight up NOISE-GRIND. This is what I wish Full of Hell + Merzbow would have been.
I... I may be speaking way too soon, but I think this may be a 10
yeah theyre among the top of the stack, its just odd seeing you say you dislike the genre since they dont differ too far from its core aesthetics, so it shouldnt be hard to find something else youd kinda dig?
okay so I listened to both the album and the EP, the EP is nice, very good, but the album is something else, this is just tight as shit metal, like, we hit it, this is the heaviest, most technically concise and condensed music we'll ever hear, I dunno if we can go further than this while having it still actually be music, fucking great
Altered States - Mosaic
Tarantel - From Bone to Satellite
Grim Fandango OST
also pic related
btw I need to find that album you rec'd me for the tourney, looked everywhere
Hey nerds, I actually loved a black metal album, really didn't see this coming. Want to do something from the folk metal part now, but what?
I have that one right here: https://mega.nz/#!kANGkAhB!uoLu6mkkKD2nJm0IXDXTQKSnUHCLWVhHrH1BukhdhSU
Lovely. That'll be it for now.
Good albums? On my tourney? It can't be!
>Smog - Julius Caesar
>rec'd by heyanon
Finally, something higher than a 6.5 has appeared on my tournament. I'm kinda cheating with this one since I have previously listened to it, but it's been a long time and heyanon wouldn't rec me anything else so I went with it. It's still really damn good. It's lo-fi as fuck, great vocals, and some interesting sampling in one or two songs.
>Lightnin' Hopkins - Smokes Like Lightning
>rec'd by tripfriend on the spot [i think? not sure]
It's a good 60's blues album, much better and memorable than the other few blues albums I've listened to. Definitely worth a listen if you're into that kind of music. Sadly, I'm not, so I didn't enjoy it to the fullest.
Black Pus - Black Pus II
Stick to visual art.
Casey Kasem says: ... this is bullshit...
Alvarius B - Blood Operatives of the Barium Sunset
I REALLY liked this, holy shit man
It's like Mount Eerie but scuzzier and less abstract, it's got lyrics like Titus Andronicus without the burden of Patrick Stickles' ego and with the surrealist lyrical flair of Jeff Mangum, It's like Pavement go Avant
This album is cool; like William Burroughs sitting in an opium den in Tangiers with Jimi Hendrix, James Joyce and David Bowie cool
This album is a synthesis of many of my musical fetishes m8, shoot me, but listen to it first
>dat p4k tier review, look at me the arts major
This is the last album from the RYM top 100 that I have left to rate.
I've been avoiding it because the Rolling Stones are an overhyped suck train and this is a *fucking double album* of suck train.
Well, get ready. Full godspeed ahead. Shovelin' that suck train coal. It's time for Exile on Main St...
... oh boy.
After this I will return to regular listening.
So why do people think the Rolling Stones are a good band again?
>So why do people think the Rolling Stones are a good band again?
>R&B with a lot of energy
>occasional harmonica goodies
>Mick Jagger's stage presence
This is at least what I like about them but then again I was raised on the Stones.
>Mick Jagger's stage presence
I can respect that I guess. But I ain't listenin' to 'em live.
Nukka, they're full-blown shitty country rock. I don't think much of their music could be considered anything other than that.
I can say, if the entirety of their albums had the bright energy of Sympathy for the Devil or Gimme Shelter they would be a fine band.
Except right now I'm listening to Mick Jagger pretend to be a disembodied nose trying to sing on Shake Your Hips and I believe the correct term is that "I can't even."
Songs: Ohia - Ghost Tropic
Tuxedomoon - Desire
The Necks - Hanging Gardens
Rat At Rat R - Amer$ide etc.
Thanks for reminding me tocheck this out, I fucking love Insect Warfare. Probably the best grind band out there.
It's a pretty weak album ngl, I only keep it at a decent score these days bc of muh nostalgia but I have no incentive to listen to it again.
Sowing Season's still a solid track though.
Hot af. Tbqh thus far nothing has beaten 330.003 Crossdressers for me, but SRB seems like he has a more consistent discography than SCG.
> I don't think much of their music could be considered anything other than that.
Exile on Main Street is a really good album actually, not a 10, but a good album
It's Mick Jagger's least favorite because it had no "Singles" so to speak, but was meant to be taken as a whole. If there's one thing that the Stones want, it's for people to have a good time.
The production is ahead of it's time for 1972 as well. (or they may just be Greedy fucks)
All of this and The Stones are Essential listening for any guitar player, often the simplicity teaches people to play to the music, not just for themselves.
plus you get to hear Keith Richards before he turned into a pirate and Mick Jagger before he turned into a Skele
is it overrated, most certainly
is it therefore not worthy of praise, absolutely not
>If there's one thing that the Stones want, it's for people to have a good time.
This is the same thing people say about nearly every exceptionally terrible style of music too though.
I get what you're saying but, like, all I ever hear when listening to The Rolling Stones is mostly run of the mill country/blues rock. Their singles are at least ten steps above all the other material on all of their albums, which is even more of a killer for me.
Maybe, but don't discount their entire discography, The Satanic Majesties Request and Between the Buttons are Very good albums
more so than Exile (which I say is very good because It was the first album that I really got into around the age of 12)
>it's not country-rock/rockabilly btw, it's blues rock
>>it's not country-rock/rockabilly btw, it's blues rock
Eh, whatever people tag it doesn't change how it sounds. Jimi Hendrix & Led Zeppelin are blues rock. The Rolling Stones I've heard reeks with so much country twang that it could fuel a week-long tailgate party.
Not a bad thing, it is just really weird to see people calling it blues rock when they are basically ripping riffs and style straight out of a country musician's handbook.
You know what I hate? Tracks that have a freaking fade out at the end. Like, as if the band isn't competent enough to write a damn closing section to their musical works, let's make it even *more sensationally abysmal* by injecting the ending with knockout drugs so there can't possibly be anything wonderful to close the track.
So yeah, every track except for two on this double album has a fadeout at the end. Fucking miserable. Just thought I'd say that before I talk about the actual music.
This is exactly the Rolling Stones that I find so absolutely, perfectly nothing special. The first 11 tracks were just a blur of twang and wanting to listen to music it reminds me of but is not as good as.
Two songs brought some desperately needed variety into the album. Ventilator Blues is a much more beefy and fiery display than the entire album and a quarter worth of music before it. Let it Loose actually moves from A to B, having actual structure and developing over time, instead of being a static pillar of mostly one riff, one rhythm and one level of intensity.
The entire first half of this album is exactly a static pillar. All the songs play on one level of intensity, in one style. The only break from this is when it shifts briefly from "Fast country rock" to "Slightly louder fast country rock."
Basically, this album is fffuuucking monotonous (AKA the *exact fucking bane* of a double album) Only well into the second disc do we even get any break from its jackhammer of saminess.
Disc 1 - 4/10.
Disc 2 - 7/10.
Overall - 6/10. Brought more up by the second half than it is brought down by the first half. Disc 2 is my favorite Rolling Stones album so far. I wish it didn't have the siamese twin worth of musical monotony before it.
Let's be kind and say Pet Sounds is "not exactly made better" by having every single track fade out.
Seriously once you start noticing the cliche it gets worse and worse every time. It's like when you first notice that vocalists on albums actually breathe in and all you hear in every song is heavy inward breathing forever :\
I don't know what else to add, so I guess we should add some more /daily/ recs
tl;dr: recs please
Moins du Temple Daitokuji de Kyoto - Japon - Zen Hôyô, Liturgie du Bouddhisme Zen
Believe it or not, I have witness buddhists doing their chanting/music in a live setting whilst travelling in Hong Kong 2 years ago.
The thing about this music is that it it flourishes in a very specific atmosphere; that being a live setting, where you can become totally immersed in the chants/rhythm.
There is some nice ambiance here too (some of which is kinda spoopy when taken out of context)
UNFORTUNATELY, I am sitting in front of a computer in hot weather, so it doesn't have that transcendental effect that I had in Hong Kong. Although it started out really strong.
curious: has anyone ever listened to Tibetan Chants, this stuff is more likely immerse you in the sound
it's also physically amazing that these dudes can produce the vocal sounds they do without any effects
anyway, Terminus won the heat, chasing a rec
is nobody going to talk about how Givingbear just 8/10'ed this?
Maybe in a different circumstance I would enjoy it a lot more, but I can see that happening without me engineering an environment in which to listen to it
To be honest, it was quite sparse, which is not necessarily a bad thing, I quite liked the ambience (as mentioned in the review), just the dudes chants, when you aren't IN the music, become repetitive
I got through disc 1 and half of disc 2 before I realized that I really don't want to spend four hours of my day listening to Howlin' Wolf sorry
Photoshop is too damn heavyweight to work for quick chart edits, paint.net is free, has basically the only thing you need outside of basics (layers) and is fast as hell, it's perfect for me.
>wanting to end the thread like that
>he has a waifu
maybe think of getting a life nerd ^^
>"We did it, Bjork - we truly are made one for another, you could say we're Homogenic(tm)"
if she's not why do you post her and listen to her terrible music
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