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Tzusing - A Name Out Of Place Pt I
Huerco S. - No Jack
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Diversion Group - Playground Procedure
Regis - Blood Into Gold
Stanislav Tolkachev - Simple As A Miracle
Surgeon - Magneze
Svengalisghost - Mind Control
Oni Ayhun - OAR003
Jorge Velez - Aventuras
Shifted - Control
Paula Temple - Colonized
I think that's all of em
I saw Thomas asking last thread, and I'm guessing other people may have missed it earlier, so here: I went to givingbear's show the other night and got a video. It was a really good show! Here's the video
Begnagrad - Begnagrad
wikid sik East European jazz, nice folk element underpinning the whole thing, really feels like it comes from a streetband out in the sticks of one of the baltic states
Givingbear and Terminus, need you guises recs
I mean she's not bad, she is actually kind of enjoyable, but she is also reaaaaaally bland and predictable, and when she does her thing wrong, she definitely sucks.
That's how vanilla ice cream works
>actually thinking it's grouper
I don't think she's predictable at all though
what albums of hers have you heard?
>"Holter is bland"
>pic related is his RYM account
>his favorite godspeed is seriously Yanqui
we all know you want talking cat bob to notice you but like
>making the circle with salt
come on smurme, i thought you'd do better than that :/
of those only Grouper is good
you'd be less wrong with Laurel Halo, Puce Mary and Zola Jesus, but yeah
>that sounds the same everytime
>but if Holter does it it's fine
besides on grouper's case she's doing something somewhat droney, do you also hate time machines because the lack of diversity in the music?
not my pic
I see it's pleb discussion hour round these parts then?
This could do with less annoying humor and more direct "blur of nightlife", and it is a little long, but then again I'm not in much of a party mood so I might enjoy this more when I'm less sick.
>anything but bland
[native hipsters internally]
Finally, a decent opinion.
I actually just listened to Have You In My Wilderness. I found it ok. But you know, to each its own blahblahblah. You can find my review on RYM too.
Man I gave LYSF a ten, check yo facts.
>thinking you're superior for listening to le avant music and being arrogant about it
I was actually memeing, I like Grouper but I don't think she has a lot of variety. And Holter changed her style from LCS to HYIMW quite a bit in terms of focus on vocals and overall style
>do you also hate time machines because the lack of diversity in the music?
yeah why couldn't they just make like a 3 min track I dont have time for that shit lmao
so you heard the album where she does a different thing than all of her previous stuff but because you haven't heard the previous stuff you can't compare them is that it? because if you wanna criticize her for always doing the same thing, criticize her pre HYIMW stuff
although you shouldn't cause it's really good
not twee as in twee the genre, twee as in twee the adjective. sunbather in its subject matter is much more overtly sentimental than most metal you might have known but imo that doesnt consistute beauty, and is really primarily what sets it apart
i realize how elusive the idea of beauty is though
>people making seperate categories for female musicians
She had done a collab with an EAI musician a while back that I believe she ruined solely with her voice
Listening to Monk right now and feeling pleb but comfy
Anybody got some patrician baroque or bebop to recommend?
fuck forgot ma trip
i actually think she is the best female act in contemporary noise. Pharmakon is nice but sometimes i feel she's trying to force it.
here we eat that shit and consider it tasty, dood, what are you doing
unless you mean puce mary is tasty *insert pickle smiley*
Glenn Branca was nice, what next? (from rows 1-7)
Abandon is cool but other than that I don't dig her a lot. Puce Mary's collab with Loke Rahbek last year was pretty good though.
I can't help but notice you've put the sign the wrong way, somebody might get confused because of that.
>hour is 55
>post number is 55
:^( i tried
The Black Ark
Heyanon I need your rec for next round :^) listening to jim's and relgob's recs next
In sync "lmao" filters to "loaf".
Boy, do I? [spoiler]Yes.[/spoiler]
>Millie & Andrea - Black Hammer / Gunshot
>Traumprinz - All the Things
>Randomer - CCCP 10
>Shackleton - Soundboy's Suicide Note
>Killawatt & Ipman - Warehouse Dub / Single Entity
didn't see the restriction
i'll up later if you need it
>Monolake - Hongkong
Decent stuff, really like I would expect from ambient techno. I was not mindblowned but it was definitely efficient. The ambience was cool and immersive. Too bad it was not the same on all the tracks. The last one could really reminded me of ambient vaporwave like 2814 or telepath
GET IN DA SYNC.
Relisen to Mingus you dingus. You must have been tired or in a bad mood when you listened to it.
Added, I kinda feel bad now cause someone else rec'd the same album for the first round and I denied it but oh well
Been going through some more stuff by Debashis Bhattacharya. I've heard other versions of these raga before, but for some reason i like the simple slide guitar/tabla setup a lot more than the usual sitar combinations.
This is still very much classical Hindustani music, but there's some blues/american primitive guitar vibes too. Check it out if you're into either one of those genres, because this guy is good. It probably doesn't matter with which album you start. Every one of them I've heard has had the same outstanding quality.
Sorry you didn't like black pus
Must be comforting though, knowing for sure that you are a mighty plebeian instead of wondering about it
it's weirdly primal and fun. The noise, the chanting, it makes me want to make stuff, break it, and re-make it
What exactly didn't you like? I mean, I totally get why someone might not because it's insane, but specifically?
I didn't like how it had literally nothing to offer besides being loud and ugly. It sure was loud and ugly though, if that was enough to impress me I'd love it. It's not though.
You guys. Seriously. I had to bail (temporarily) on that 90s glut of mediocre/boring/bad bands, although I did cleave the list down to two lines. To detoxify and pick things back up, I popped in this.
Sweet relief, this band sounds great already after the first two tracks. It's already groovin hard.
Empyrium was shit too.
Going to watch 8½ now because it's on mubi, I know it's "you should've seen this already"-core but idc.
Might do something other after, but actually need to sleep on time for school but school is for nerds so idk
>tfw so exhausted I couldn't even finish a Sequentia record
>Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Live VPRO Radio Sessions
What a wasted opportunity.
Seriously, the only problem I have with this is the terrible quality that ruins everything: you can't catch all the little arrangements in every song, you can't distinguish almost any instrument when the tracks go busy, it doesn't even sound charming, like in a lo-fi indie record, it's just annoying.
Sure, you can still hear relatively clearly the fantastic melodies, and the dynamics and crescendos can still hit you hard and carry you in an emotional journey. In fact, "World Police" and "Moya" hit pretty hard, and I really enjoyed them.
But I can find "World Police" on "Lift Yr. Skinny Fists", and "Moya" on "Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada".
"She Dreamt She Was a Bulldozer" is also on "Lift Yr. Skinny Fists", and "Steve Reich" sounds a lot better on the bootleg of the John Peel Session.
I don't feel like rating this, it's just not something I would put a number on it, it's hard to explain why.
Conclusions? Get "Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven!", "Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada" and "John Peel Sessions: Live" and listen to them. Then you won't really need to listen to this, because you hard everything here, in a better quality.
Oh sweet, there's a legit CD rip of Blackstar out. DLing.
You guys gotta listen to Nomeansno's "Mama" when you get the chance. It's got punk and new wave and it's like proto-math and even some jazz. And even a synthesizer on one track, it's got everything and I mean that in the best way. Liked every track.
Checking these guys out now.
Had to have been Nyar
I'd skip the second disc if I were you though. It's a decent listen but it only really works as a complement for those who really enjoyed the record imo, shortens down the listen a lot too
>De Kift - Vlaskoorts
Nice to know good albums in the dutch language are possible. Heavily relying on the brass, this is a folk album that manages to be just different enough from other folk music to be worth checking out. The lyrics are quite no-nonsense and the folksy semi-spoken delivery fits them neatly. Among the 16 tracks there's a number of songs that feel like filler though, pleasant enough but not memorable in any way. It's a pretty tight album overall, there's not a lot of stuff on here that I loved but it's a good listen all the same. 7/10
>Selda - s/t
Very fuzzy rock music with an obvious Arabic vibe going on. It's an album that's definitely more about its nice psychedelic sound than the songwriting, which is fine but hardly stellar. I know Selda is a protest singer but I'm not quite sure what she protests against, for this is lost in translation.
>Ensemble Nipponia - Japan etc
Nicely puts a variety of traditional japanese instruments on display, although it feels like sometimes it doesn't do a lot more than that. The tracks on solo instruments are pleasing to listen to, but no more. The better tracks are the ones where the arrangements are more multi-faceted, such as the 4th track, featuring shakuhachi (a kind of flute), glockenspiel, and several string instruments. The track that follows, played on two kotos, is the best thing on this album. The koto has a very pretty sound and the interplay between the two is excellent. The whole album sounds very asian (you know what kind of sound I'mt alking about) and as a result, you can basically tell if you want to listen to this album by how much you're interested in "that" sound. I liked it in any case, although the compositions often felt a little too bare-bones for me. 7/10
>Tuxedomoon - Desire
More obviously post-punk than its experimental contemporary This Heat, but still, this album strays very much away from the typical image of post-punk and I love it. Opening with a hazy electric organ and a lazy bass, split by a desire to be both jazz (note the prominent sax) and classical (note the string section in the background) this track ends up being closer to avant-prog than post-punk, at least until the jittery synths and the gloomy vocals kick in. The minimal synth beats and the gloomy bass lines that are all over this record really are the most consistent factors on this album, with the rest of the music shifting from more clear-cut post-punk (such as the title track) to instrumental freakouts (see the excellent "Incubus") to more sparse tracks that are more focused on setting a general mood ("Again" being a prime example). In any case, Tuxedomoon looks to be one of the few bands in post-punk that refuses to be pinned down in a certain box, instead showing how versatile they are without turning their music into a mishmash of incoherent ideas. Is it always ewually successful? No, but even when the songs aren't always amazing, they are still unique and add at least something to the album. Rock music needs more bands like Tuxedomoon. 8/10
I'm gonna sleep soon because I'm tired, but hopefully tomorrow I can do like Minutemen maybe idk. Anything else I should try to check out ASAP?
>people like any Julia Holter album after Tragedy
Haven't finished listening to Soundtrack to A Vacant Life yet, but so far I have a pretty good idea of what it'll sound like entirely. Not a huge fan of the more "metal" sections. Nice drumming though
I've been meaning to look into this mats fella
And now I have a great reason to
I hope this is the first of many chippendale collaborations
i'm not entirely sure what tambourine guy is doing but that looks like a fun show
bersain please tour yurop
like a drumkit falling down a staircase i suppose
bandcamp month has been suprisingly good, especially yesterday's record. really goot atmospheric techno stuff.
h-how was my record?
edm is not a "genre," it's a silly umbrella term used by american journalists in the 90's who couldn't see the distinction between the various genres of dance music.
dance music is very strongly tied to particular locations, particular eras, and particular clubs and associated particular DJs. it's developments in these unique contexts that creates a genre and microgenre. house and techno have very different context and yes, they often sound very different. first track is techno, the second is house:
That's my brother
Honestly man it wasn't too great, I fucked up a lot because I was planning on having an entire band back me up but it wasn't working out and I pulled the plug two weeks away from the show.
So I tried teaching my brother 9 songs in 14 days and the result was messy but at least fun.
We're having another show in March and my goal is to round up musicians to perform it with.
Honestly a European tour might not be out of the question in a few years, especially if we could crash at some Memer's© houses along the way. Would be interesting at least.
Working on your song btw.
How do I get into /daily? I always browse for new music to listen to but never post. Listening to this right now after hearing it was their most accessible album to try out. Love what I've heard, the percussion on this album is very dominating (especially on Belinda) but I feel like it never overpowers the other instruments or samples in the tracks. Gonna look more into their other albums and see what I can find
Only got halfway through with it before I had to leave for work. If only it was on Spotify then I'd listen all night but I'll have to wait until Saturday to download and really indulge in it. Digging what I heard.
basically you just report back daily on what new shit you listened to and give some opinions; if you want you can use a chart of sorts to keep track of the stuff you heard
plenty of time to get yer shit together; I'd love to hear your stuff in a full band formation.
>Working on your song btw.
There's lots of ways to get involved. Some of us have Tourneys where we compete to outdo each other in albums and there's always chart sharing/creating.
The best way to get involved though is just to partake in discussion. We're mostly here to meme anyways.
Here's the /daily/ AOTY chart in case you're interested. What was your 2015 AOTY? What's your favorite meme?
what the fuck
was listening to boulez on an aeroplane and had a breakdown
get your shit together lads...
You just did get in to daily, it's as easy as that.
We just talk about what we're listening to, review stuff, recommend things to one another, and incessantly berate Benji because he doesn't like modest mouse
Well, that last part might just be me
Wow this album sure is fucking loud, haha. I'm hearing a few things I like in there, but unfortunately they have to be sandwiched between vocals that add absolutely nothing to my enjoyment.
>BRING ME A
I love that album. check out today is the day - willpower for a very different album with a similar feel, or ion dissonance - breathing is irrelevant for a similar album with a very different feel.
I'll be sure to. Again, like the rapid changes of time signature? Cool. The riffs? Also cool. These vocals. No way, man. I'm just a kind of guy where I can't get overwhelmed like that for it to have an effect, where I'm marveling at the "intensity". And this is coming from someone who enjoys noise rock. I just need more contrast. If Today is The Day has that, I'm all in.
I understand that, I've been lectured about this before. My annoyance is from the fact that I don't give a shit about the particular locations, particular eras, and particular clubs and associated particular DJs and really only care about the differences in the way the music sounds. And if you focus on the way music sounds, a lot of music made using electronic devices that people dance to (is that better?) sound way too similar to deserve their own genres. Almost every other genre exists independently of location and is used to categorize music based on what it actually sounds like.
More Sequentia goodies and this time it’s great! Some Notre Dame school performances of Philipp the Chancellor (what a name) that remind me a lot of the Hildy performances from this wonderful ensemble. The arrangements are minimal, more concentrated on the organum. The tracks with the instrumental backing are closer to being a droning accompaniment with occasional melodies. These, however, also tend to parody the vocal performances. There’s also lute - flute doot-doot performances. Maybe it’s a harp, not sure. Some plucked string instrument definitely.
I really liked Barbara Thornton on her soloing pieces, especially the 14 and a half minute Veritas, Equitas. I find her voice to be relaxing and emotive. The collective’s leader, Bagby, does a good job too.
Very good stuff. Liked it better than the first 2 CDs from Sequentia edition.
>Volapük - Polyglöt
RIO-wannabe, gypsy sounding ass music ass album ass music. This stuff is full of mostly uneventful, entirely tame baby-tier avant-prog. Compared to what it rivals ("Kew. Rhone.", "Måltid" and friends) this is some of the most pathetic stuff I've ever heard. It is weak, soft like melted ice cream. Even sitting uncomfortably in the avant-prog genre, it does almost nothing to lash out wildly at conventions like its genre cohorts.
Mostly it is just mostly quite actually bad gypsy-style chamber sort of jazz music. It is so starkly bland and uneventful that it reminded me of a board game meant to simulate stock trading. When it moved towards fun, quirky rhythms it did so in with all the conviction of a two-toed sloth on ritalin. When it touched on Glassian rhythmic styles it did so with all the creativity of a toddler who had the entire frontal lobe and right hemispehre of their brain blown out by a 10-hour filibuster against local zoning issues.
Certain sections of this album took its lazy, disinterested style to heart and created something with an interesting style that still managed to hold interest (The track Valse Chinoise, for example). This does nearly nothing to save this album from the fact that is the laziest, most disinterested work of music that I've heard in a while.
I'dunno about this one, guys. It kind of nearly bored me to death, back, and then death again. Everything it had to offer was completely bitch slapped into unconsciousness by the absolute barren wasteland of intensity. Instruments played like musicians arms were made of spaghetti type music.
At any rate, rec me good stuff and fill'er up!
Overwhelmed with the amount of music I have right now that I need to get to eventually.
>that Hampus-recommended Perahia box
>30+ Furtwangler CDs of the Classical era pieces
>the list goes on
C R A Z Y.
Good night memers!
aight sup fags
here's my december chart since ive been gone for a bit, also this trip was alrady on but i dont remember ever using it but w/e im keeping it
i refuse to listen to the jandek album tho, i like to have an enjoyable time while listening to music
Okay i'm done with 2015 now and I need to move on with my life.
my AOTY is
>Mark Fell & Gábor Lázár – The Neurobiology Of Moral Decision Making
KERR (if you even see this) remember you promised me comic sans on the chart
I'll try to add all the 2015 releases I listened to recently to my chart someday and post an update.
Before that here are some honorable mentions
>Les Rhinocéros – Les Rhinocéros III
>Henry Kaiser & Ray Russell – The Celestial Squid
>Herbert Distel – Travelogue
>Haino Keiji, Brötzmann Peter, Jim O'Rourke – Two City Blues 1
I'd love the be more Involved with this shit, but
tomorrow I'll be back to struggling with university, and that means I'll be back to doing my /monthly/ visits to /daily/, not sure if I can keep up with that speed anymore tho.
>I understand that, I've been lectured about this before. My annoyance is from the fact that I don't give a shit about the particular locations, particular eras, and particular clubs and associated particular DJs and really only care about the differences in the way the music sounds.
I think that's the issue then. Dance is a "social" genre, if that makes any sense. You may not give a shit about the locations/clubs/djs, but dance music was often classified by those parameters because people didn't generally listen to this stuff at home (and this is why IDM was appealing when it first came out) they'd go to clubs to listen to it. So you'd have your house night (which is derived much much from funk and soul - not all of it though), your techno nights (back then it had a little more of futuristic spin to it, like YMO or Kraftwerk) and then various genres were born out of those. It's just a really different perspective or cultural lens with how you appraise dance music. Why must you view every genre the same way? It seems reductive to me to take it out of context, but you do you.
Of course, it's changed a bit now, and more and more people are listening to club music at home (especially in america, though here in london most people I know only listen to club music AT clubs), but there are still genres really exist mostly live at club venues, like grime.
Back to everything sounding the same, I don't know, I really don't think many of the genres do? Do you seriously think breakbeat hardcore sounds similar to grime or acid house or dubstep or industrial techno or trance or dub techno or footwork? I find that hard to imagine, but if so, maybe it's just that you need to listen to more of it.
Somehow this album is even less enjoyable than the Calculating Infinity. Oh well. Anyone know of any mathrock bands that are similar to Nomeansno?
Heres my chart that I haven't updated since the 5th november.
which one of these fine bonus albums do i listen to after heathen
taste shittier than a litterbox
"i dont give a fuck i dont give a fuck" - big "dong" sean
bc i made it on nov 30 and planned on listening to it but when i got to it i realized i want to have a nice time instead of paying attention to some old dude i really dont care about
>still going through backlog, because.
>make it to one of the personnal 10/10
>listen to it three times in a row
>can't explain anything about it
>can't explain why you like it
>can't do more than just describe
>start to like it less due to this
>not sure if liking the music itself less or letting your own response to it get in the way
>better at disliking things than you are at appreciating them
Is there even a point in this whole thing anyway?
Listening to both of Slint's albums since the first one's just under half an hour. I've also seen Spiderland get posted around /mu/, probably as a gag, but I don't know. So far Tweez sounds nice, has a good laid back sound to it.
this is an interesting discussion
I think the different genres of electronic dance music and dance music in general stem from the fact that this music is intended to be danced to. The small differences between these genres define the way you dance and that's the sole purpose of the music. It has to make you dance the way you want to dance. It's heavily linked to the clothes you wear, the drugs you take, the social circles you're in and the people you want to fuck.
Even classical dance music had these genre distinctions even though they aren't so different musically and these dances had geographical tags attached to them just like EDM (there's a thousand different waltzes).
When judging the music itself without the dancing in mind it's not necessary to make these distinctions, but i don't think seperating the music and the dance has any use.
I think i haven't recced you for your tourney yet.
Here goes nothing.
Toshio Hosokawa - Deep Silence
Finished listening to it. It's not bad, but it's not interesting to me. I liked Tweez more.
>Dance is a "social" genre...
That all makes sense, but I notice people who listen to house/techno/EDM seem to care a lot about using the correct terminology for the genres where the differences are subtle, and I think that can be counterproductive. I guess I'm trying to say that your objection to using "EDM" as an umbrella term is kind of silly, and the idea that no one can refer to a very specific kind of music, like dubstep, under a greater umbrella term like EDM or techno is hinders discussion more than it helps in a lot of situations.
I also notice that this phenomena is particular to danceable electronic music. What genres do Holly Herndon or OPN or Nicolas Jaar fall under? As far as I know they're pretty much all classified as "electronic music" or "experimental music" and it doesn't get much more specific than that. And from what I've heard, there's more variety within those discographies than there are between entire genres of EDM (like UK Dubstep and Drum & Bass). What I'm trying to say is that the specificity of genres in EDM is much greater than in any other kind of music like jazz or rock. If I call a swing musician a jazz musician or a post-punk musician a rock musician no one will care.
I think that makes sense when you want to discuss things in terms of scenes and historical context, but if you want to discuss the merits and qualities of music I think making sure one uses the correct genre label can hinder discussion. I guess some people might say that you can't divorce context and history from quality, but I think you can for most music.
you guys listened to this album? genuinely the best attempt at this brand of chaotic dissonant mathcore i've ever heard and i'm not sure i've ever seen it discussed here
>probably as a gag
it upsets me that an album so good has slipped into meme status to such an extent that people are wary to listen to it
genuinely an incredible album but it takes a few listens to sink in imo, best enjoyed with eyes shut in a dark room
I liked Tweez more because I felt like there was more going on, it was funnier to hear voices and audio between tracks, like when he's taking a drink of water and all that. Spiderland was just slow and empty and it almost felt folky at times, and I'm averse to folk music in general. Sorry guys.
For now, I'm going to return to Nomeansno. Hope their second effort was as good as their first.
Hey guys got a twofer for today. Found out I started a day early by accident...
>The Knife - Silent Shout
I really enjoyed this album, and I think it's my new favorite of the month so far. I dig how the group manages to be atmospheric while still being pretty minimal in style. Karin's vocals really fit their sound and the lyrics were somewhat-cryptic. I'd say my favorite song is either Neverland or Marble House. 8.5/10 overall. Definitely much better than some other Scandinavian electro I've listened to this month...
>The Red C(k)rayola - the Parable of Arable Land
Now I'm starting to get into the psychedelic portion of the month, and this album was a great start for sure. Right off the bat the free-form freakouts set the tone and the fast-pace of the album. The drums were a big plus for me on this album, as well as the odd guitar tones on some of the songs. I had already been familiar with Transparent Radiation because of Spacemen 3's cover, so it was cool to hear the original with the unfucked-with lyrics. My favorite track was either Hurricane Fighter Plane or War Sucks. 8/10 overall, with more listens this score will definitely increase.
yeah, i've definitely noticed that people into dance scenes are more sensitive about the music being called the "correct label" and i couldn't really tell you why for certain. i think the issue with "edm" is that there are stylistic differences between the genres, so two people who say they like edm can have absolutely nothing in common in terms of taste. you might be shocked by this, and all you have to do is pop in /bleep/ to confirm it, but most people don't like everything dance genre. honest to god i don't see much in common between dubstep and techno - i think it's odd to lump those together. i guess it's all about the fine details: dubstep drums rarely use breaks and often features a clap instead of snare and there's a lot of reverb on snare or clap hits and it's tempo is much slower than dnb's. this may not be pertinent to you, but it makes a big difference in sound to people who pay attention to the stuff.
also on the edm point, it's more the context and history surrounding the term if anything. i've gone on rants before about the almost dismissive way that journalists reported on dance music (+ now here's a "new" edm that constitutes big room house and stuff like brostep. so that's confusing as well). idk, my issue is that sometimes people talk about dance music like it's all the same, not bothering to understand the mechanics of the subs and mids of the bass, the drum programming/sampling, bpm, production methods, and yes, context (we'll have to agree to disagree on the divorcing point). i don't think every time you have a discussion you have to be hyper specific - this whole back and forth i've called it club music. most people don't take issue with that.
>If I call a swing musician a jazz musician or a post-punk musician a rock musician no one will care.
this has not been my experience, lol. even on /mu/ you have discussions like "is this post-punk or punk or proto-punk or new wave or no-wave blah blah blah."
>this whole back and forth i've called it club music. most people don't take issue with that.
I'll make a note of that.
I've gained some insights on club music from this discussion, thanks.
While most of this album has angular (and rather harsh) synths and samples, a few tracks on here show an unusual sense of melody. Songs such as "Great God Pan" or "You Were Wrong" (best track of the month so far) are quite effective when set in the context of the rest of the album. Really those two tracks alone are worth the price of admission.
Besides that, this album also has solid pacing and an overall consistent theme (which is impressive considering album's varied sonic palette). My only gripes are that the more abstract and atonal Laika gets on this album, the less focused he becomes. A few too many tracks on here just seem to noodle around aimlessly with little bearing on composition
i'll save secret gifts for another time. it sounds to heavy for right now.
which column do i tackle next?
Finished with Sex Mad. You have no idea how disappointed I am. After that wonderful debut fusing several genres together, it looks like they elected to go straight hardcore punk from then on. I liked a couple tracks, but it's just not the same as "Mama". Not sure where to go from here, browsing discogs for math rock stuff again and seeing what happens.
three whole albums i listened to!
Yatha Sidhra - A Meditation Mass (1974)
>krautrock, progressive folk
Chill and meditative krautfolk. The long tracks are really nice, but the two shorter tracks are completely throwaway, even though they're all a part of one big song. And the flute just needs to go away. Other than that, nice forgotten krautrock album.
Toshiki Kadomatsu - Sea Is a Lady (1987)
Soulless, corporate, too over-produced, but goddamn is it charming. Its so cheesy it kinda crosses into the realm of being good, and its basically just vaporwave in 1987, its /super/ obvious where vaporwave gets most of its inspiration from. Then again, the criticisms about its soullessness absolutely do still stand, this album sounds like it was made by robots who were given a script on how to make the most commercially viable cheesy '80s pop schlock.
Boris - Pink (2007)
>noise rock, stoner metal
In which I inadvertently continue the Boris chart I failed at doing over the summer. /This/ is the fucking Boris album I dreamed about. None of the pretty but meandering soundscapes of Flood, none of the drone overdosing of Feedbacker, none of the buttrockish tendencies of Heavy Rocks of Akuma no Uta, this stuff is absolutely /prime/. The opener is absolutely serene, and is probably the best track on the album, but the following tracks are so absolutely exhilirating and heavy and they just sound so good. This is everything I want in Boris and in metal.
David Bowie- Heathen
very interesting step in Bowie's career. an odd mix of electronic somewhat Berlin trilogy esque stuff and acoustic elements, probably his best in a while
I hope Blackstar sounds at least this good
On today's list, I plan to knock out June, We Cool?, and Never Were The Way She Was. Unless I find an 8/10 in one of these I might even be able to listen to more but my hopes is that you all have taste and I'll become fixated on one album.
Pavement- Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
literally just a better version of Slanted and Enchanted, if you want a review go dig up the one I did for that
Listen to Wrong and Why Do They Call Me Mr. Happy? already. Also idk why you are looking for math rock and ended up with NMN and Today is the Day but eh. Try Yank Crime by Drive Like Jehu for an actual math rock masterpiece.
Sn's AOTY was an interesting choice. I was really digging the second half of this ambient album when it was picking up in pace but felt the first halt lingered uneventfully for far too long. It's not so much it's longevity that I disliked but more so that Acronyms tried to run the distance with singular distinctive effects. It stood out among the lush background like an eyesore (in this case, earsore?) to me but I did appreciate the seamless transition June carried.
Overall I enjoyed the listen and could easily see myself coming back to it under the right mood.
happens i guess
aight listened to these three while working today and they are all amazing. nothing else to say. especially the tisdass album, it only reminds me why tuareg music is my fav.
listened to wowee zowee yet?? my fav pavement album and i wana see how ppl compare it to their more popular stuff
why is there no LUM??? baka
not to sound like a normie but pc music is "fun"
J E S S I C A P R A T T
My name is already on it though.
Noted. I'll probably update it today.
>why is there no LUM??? baka
This can be changed.
Should I change your AOTY to After Seijaku?
God the deterioration of quality in this list is really something.
Hey Anon chose the beautiful Never Were The Way She Was as his AOTY and can only thank him for introducing me to it.
I loved every minute of it, but for an album to reach the 9-10 scale for me there has to be standout tracks as well and I just didn't feel like coming back to any particular track(s).
Still, it could very well serve as a blueprint for an upcoming GOAT seeing as Colin Stetson plays with variety in moods, timbre, instrumentation and arrangements very wonderfully.
I'm just going to listen to this all night and think about things now.
Noted and added. I'm listening to this right now and very much enjoying myself. Kind of odd, I've been told mathrock is a 90s thing (which it is, judging by output), but the two albums of mathrock I've liked most have both been in the 80s, haha.
This, right? Because I'm about to listen to it.
Well I'm finding out I don't care for the hardcore math sound, but you weren't wrong. I liked half the tracks, "Recorded Inside A Pyramid" being my favorite. You know what this reminds me of? Oingo Boingo, not even kidding. It's the goofy, histrionic vocals and the sense of melody, with just a tiny twist of funk. Crank that up to 11 and this is one potential result, apparently. I also liked the extremely high-pitched plucking at the end of "Cheers, Pricks". That sound has potential to be used for something atmospheric.
I liked it better than Calculating Infinity, if that means anything.
Good Morning /daily/!
I'll check out new Bowie today.
it's cool, you probably wouldn't "get" it anyway ;^)
>yfw "music" is the adjective form of "muse"
or would that be musaic? bcuz latin
Two hours away from having been up for two days straight. Nothing else to do, guess Driive Like Jehu's "Yank Crime" is next.
Nah, just fun. I don't work until Sunday. No obligations, no worries, just music. I consider today to be a victory for finding not one but TWO mathrock albums that I liked every track on (Nomeansno- Mama, Phantom Tollbooth- One Way Conversation). Save for more shoegaze and other notable shit, I feel like I have the context to listen to music up to 2005 now. Getting closer and closer to the present day!
House grew out of dancefloory fun bouncy poppy disco tracks in Chicago that were made for your average person to jump in clubs to, techno was made in Detroit as an extension of the growing "electronic" genre (growing out of Kraftwerk and the likes) and is much colder and artificial. In most classic or older releases it's very tangible, but of course there's a lot of music where both approaches appear in different scales, and it will be labeled depending on which tradition it pulls from the most.
The argument about small distinctions is pretty senseless, in that mindset we could label "jazz" anything that has a saxophone and "rock" anything that features drums, bass and lead guitar. Why come up with different names like punk, metal? It's all rock, and you perceive the differences between them greater only because you're accustomed to them.
I wanted to do this last mini-chart before continuing with my gigantic one (I won't ever finish it at this rate but idc) and after finishing my current shitty one
What is gudddd?
>David Bowie -
Bowie is back with a new album on his 69th birthday. I did dig “The Next Day” a lot but Blackstar finds Bowie pushing his limit within the “art” pop realm. The album itself isn’t Bowie’s “Tilt” by any means. Unlike Scott Walker, he still remains in his comfort zone but adds lavish elements into his mix.
The album opens up with the title track. An odd one out, this track clocks at almost 10 minutes and it might be one of Bowie’s best-crafted songs I’ve heard. It sounds like something between Radiohead’s Amnesiac days and Tibet’s Hitler As Kalki. The song is written with the basic A B A formula. The middle section is more reminiscent of the classic Bowie sound. The rest of the track is riddled with dizzy vocals with adjacent string sections and interesting off-beat drum beats. Just like the rest of the album, Blackstar features a lot of sax and it does sound fitting to this “otherwordly” Bowie. Fantastic track.
The rest of the album relies on shorter tracks but certain elements definitely stand out. A lot of jazz fills from the sax and the drums. Occasional dissonance introduced by very subtle piano somewhere in the back. Little bits of distorted guitar on Lazarus that are incredibly fitting to the track and to my liking. Interesting lyrical themes of loss and rebirth. The production was really good, especially with the strings.
There were some bits I was not fond of. Bowie’s singing on Girl Loves Me wasn’t that great. Don’t think he pulled that off all too well. Sometimes the slower sax sections get a bit too shoddy. The other complaint is that the title track would be much more powerful if it closed off the album. Just feels like it is a burden of quality on the rest of the tracks.
Loved it. Blackstar exceeded my expectations. While it is not experimental and “out there”, it’s a well-crafted pop album with very few flaws. I am very indecisive on the score I want to give this. Somewhere between 8+ and 9-. I’ll play it safe for now and give it an 8+ because it was very good.
Have to write a research proposal before tonight but there was an earlier deadline and I rushed it so what I have to work with is reeeaaaaally shitty and probably not even researchable so I'm just hoping my teachers don't notice (they don't know anything about the specific field so they shouldn't), but now I have to invent even more crap.
Also listening to Darkspace I, protip: don't do this
>industrial metal, atmospheric black metal, dark ambient
>listening to shit while writing a research proposal
Recipe for disaster imo.
Tell me about Bowie. Why does he wear the mask?
S A V A G E
>noise and power electronics are not the same
Henry Purcell (in a fashion) - Dido and Aeneas
It's not terrible music, I just don't think it's my thing
super wierd hearing an opera written in English, the story is quite nice, although you get confused when the Sorceress sings in a voice that it too close to Dido's
Through no fault of the music, I fell asleep in the middle and had to start over... Late nights and laboring don't mix kiddies, Eat your greens
Jimbon need a rec
Terminus Need a rec
Love you all, peace forever
There are minor stylistic differences as a result of two geographically isolated scenes emerging at roughly the same time but there are hardly enough of those to make the separation necessary. You might as well differentiate between every subgenre of popular music and it's Japanese counterpart if you're gonna do it with noise music.
great taste in introverted recluse writers
I was wondering what you study btw, so if you could tell me I could stop wondering and finally start this fucking research proposal.
Also if you happen to know how to perform a network scan, please tell me, that would mean I could finish my proposal and meme more
>not We The Best
How can one man be so pleb?
DJ Stingray 313 - "F.T.N.W.O." WeMe313.9
can see myself vibing to this, pretty nice, grimy and dark; Appreciated the Alex Jones samples
gonna dice roll for tiebreak
1-10 Transcendental Black God