It's the 2st of October.
Listen to new music, show off your library, whine about your backlog, tell us what you have been listening to today and what you will listen to in the following year, just let the memes in.
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Most importantly: get taste
Previously, on /daily/: >>61724579
I liked "Fucked" for the nauseous groove I mentioned last thread, and also "I'll See You In Hell" for how much it moved around compared to the other tunes. Saxophones and guitars form like this really raw, discordant, but oddly cohesive instrumental bit in the middle. It was cool, man.
Now I'm on Possession hearing "Fucked" and it sounds considerably cleaner, like the last one was one to go crazy over, and this one hangs in the background for a more relaxed feeling, it sounds more hypnotic than sick.
Dogwanderer, if you're here I'm almost positive you've heard something like this, it seems right up your alley. And if you haven't yet, do.
>all the cool people are in sync
>you're not in sync
>Regrelh - Cants dels trobadors : « La douceur d'un son nouvel »
Incredibly good blend of medieval folk music sung in Occitan and electronic drone/ambient. Much darker and experimental than I expected. Vocals are beautiful but I think there's a bit too many spoken word parts. The worst thing is that it's only available on Youtube.
>Current 93 - Nature Unveiled
I wasn't very spooked by this. The first track is really boring and annoying. The second a bit less so. It was really unpleasant but I guess that's the point.
I'm liking Possession a lot more so far. I almost added "Lord I'm On My Way" to my list of songs I liked, but it got bogged down around 2/3 of the way in, with those lyrics repeating over and over. It was just too much and too long for the rest of the track to make up for it. I'm really enjoying Soul Fire and Love.
WOW THIS FUCKING OLD REVIEW
Old Benji sucks even harder than me
The RTJ 2 review is fucking shameful, but the other one is pretty cringy also
>Drone Meal : Haven't heard that much outside of Sunn O))) which I really like. Found Earth 2 boring as fuck.
fucking horrible. Earth 2 is amazing you nubhead
>Vapowave: Don't have much interest, might try out more records though.
>Blackgaze / American Black Meal : I don't like metal that much so I haven't tried a lot of it but I really like Sunbather.
Go hear Liturgy and stop listening to Sunbather cause it's only got one decent track
>Krautrock: Def. interested will hear more when I have time.
>Industrial: TG discography and NIN here I go!
neither one of this is good idea. just stop at like 4 TG albums and you're good to go.
Gridlink - Longhena (2014)
Solid modern grind. The cleaner parts don't do anything for me, but the noisier and more spastic bits are nice. "Island Sun" and the closer, specifically. Can't really see why people are so into this release though, nothing really distinguishes it from other, superior grind releases, barring the not all that special clean guitar segments.
Okay, what next?
Yonin Bayashi, Bi Kyo Ran, or Kyuss? I admit I've heard this already, it was a relaxing listen compared to most prog I've heard.
Benji and Heyanon, I need your recs!
Also Talking Cat Bob, you rec'd charalambides - market square, which does look like the best thing ever, however you have to rec a pre-1970 album and that came out in 1995!
added, really looking forward to this one
>Warehouse Dub / Single Entity
that fucking B side o lord. Seeing as I usually don't like dub, take this 7 as a recommendation to everyone
>I usually don't like dub
what dub have you listened to banjo?
Way ahead of you lad, I've had the chart for a week or so. Uploading with the mega as soon as it's uploaded.
Good followup meem.
currently listening to SHARK フローティン グふわっと by GAMESHARK™. it's pretty much the ideal outcome of a vaporwave record. the loops are all edited enough to feel new, but still fluent enough to feel like a real song. they loops repeat a lot, but the producer does a great job of subtly changing the loops through the songs. really glad i'm enjoying it, because the guy who made it seems to be pretty prolific.
sounds good <3
Prepare to get spooked famicom.
Listenalong #50: DJ Spooky - Optometry
>James Blackshaw - The Glass Bead Game
Play repeating arpeggios on guitar and call it American Primitivism like you have even a shred of the talent and creativity it takes to earn that title. Sure. Throw in a couple of sappy, cliche piano/string songs and call it a day.
No, son, you are not Leo Kottke or John Fahey. You are trying to rip off their guitar styles without noticing the subtle and wonderful elements that made their style so dynamic and engaging.
Let's be honest, without the rhythm shifts, brilliant harmonies and mind boggling technical skill American Primitivism just becomes boring guitar music. So, woops I guess this is just boring guitar music.
Except it is boring guitar music with a few really heinous, slow-moving 4/4 (AND NOTHING ELSE EVER) sentimental piano snorefests woven into it. One stellar moment on the album, near to the middle of the track Cross. The rest was drivel.
Although this album was pretty atmospheric, I don't really think that brings the quality of the music up by much.
>Ryo Fukui - Scenery
>When you enjoy the first 10 seconds of an album more than the previous literally entire album.
Abso-fookin-lutely loved how playful the rhythm of this album was. There were so many moments of movement that kept this album going.
Instrumentally, comparing the piano work on this album to the piano work of The Glass Bead Game is so black and white it could pass for an Aubrey Beardsley work. Comparing the music of this album to The Glass Bead Game is pretty much in the same boat.
S advances! The tortsament heats up!
Arditti String Quartet & Dawn Upshaw performing Arnold Schoenberg / Stefan George (1994)
>expressionism, serialism, chamber music
2 and a half hours of solid proof that tonality is overrated. In removing tonality, chamber music becomes agressive, it becomes powerful, it becomes the best music ever written. In attempting to remove the "degenerate" tag from all of his compositions, Schoenberg transcends music. Absolutely stunning.
2 weeks into 2015 and there's already been 2 4.0s and one 4.0 that i moved down to a 3.5+
>it's a surprisingly disappointing album isn't it?
yeah, it didn't grab me at all. i like long season a whole lot more and i'm still not entirely sold on it. and astigmatic was good, but I wasn't all head over heels on it. certainly 3.5-worthy with a few more listens.
>so are you still going to drone /daily/ people?
sure. FIRST TWO TRIPFRIENDS TO POST THEIR RYM'S GET DRONED
I thought it was somewhat boring desu and while the cinematography was great it gets tiring to hear that from everyone. I read some about it afterwards though which gave me a very different look on the film, Hsiao-Hsien and innovation in narrative in film. Sucks that his films are so hard to find though
I love Long Season and that record was really disappointing. Feels so flat. In The Flight is a horrible song
rhythm you say?
he should see those quads as well
this is very :ok_hand:
Man do I love finding music through /daily/. So glad I'm doing this. It's too early to meme but damn it feels good.
Don't even care that I've gone off schedule again because I'll probably knock it all out this weekend, probably, after I do all my other stacked up list shit.
Been wanting to check this out, the creator's actually an RYMer, pretty chill person I've found.
Also according to the artist the sequel is better.
Well, you should probably include this most recent album that is almost certainly going to win the next round of my tournament sorry Yamir...
Yonin Bayashi's "Printed Jelly" album was a huge disappointment compared to their first effort. Listening to Bi Kyo Ran's debut now, Psycho (Pt. 2) and Monologue were fun tracks. And yeah, they defnitely remind me of King Crimson. Anyone know if their next album is any good?
>Sightings- Arrived In Gold
Noisy now-wave type stuff that sort of swings between creepy atmospheric tension and scratchy dance stuff. It's pretty decent, I guess, but it feels too often like they're building up to a climax that never arrives and it's never quite noisy enough or spare enough. It just didn't really do that much for me.
>Robert Johnson- The Complete Recordings
I'm not that big on the blues to begin with, but I can sort of see what people are talking about w/r/t this guy's importance/influence. I'm just not sure I want to listen to this stuff for over two hours, especially with the garbage sequencing on this comp (why do they have to put all the alternate takes one after the other? makes no sense).
4/10. I'm probably stupid for not liking this.
>Various Artists- L.I.E.S Presents Music For Shut-Ins
Now this is pretty cool. I really enjoy the hissy VHS tape atmosphere that pervades this thing- there's something sort of 'off' about a lot of this music that I can't pin down that I really appreciate, and it also feels like there's an underlying sense of humour in a lot of this stuff that offsets the weirdness and the darkness quite nicely. Unfortunately, it's a little spotty and a few of these tracks get sort of clumsy or downright anemic, especially on the second disc.
Still, quite good overall. 6.5/10
it's been way too long since i last posted here
WOW. Big improvement over the first album. I was ready for the pain of symph prog when I saw the word "suite", but this Suite "Ran" track is fantastic.
Whaddup brehs, finished a calendar. Well.... I'm not sure if you can qualify it as a calendar, but it has the same purpose certainly. Since I'm a lazy fuck who is terrible at finishing stuff, I want to make my calendar flexible, so that it fits with my listening habit of listening 6 albums on one day, and listening none for the next three days. I wanted to do a 'Pop chicks' theme since that's what I'm really into lately, but I figured listening to 30 or something female pop albums would be a bit much, so I was thinking of some cool themes, but really couldn't think of anything at all. So I just made an excuse to check out some albums from 2015 which I haven't heard yet. Also I want to re-listen some albums which I haven't heard for a while for the reason that it's been just damn too long, because I think I will appreciate it more or to see if I still appreciate it at all.
Because I suck at making themes, the last row is just BONUS albums, which is just all kinds of things, and also because I forgot to include TayTay in the highest row and I didn't want to remove any of the other albums.
So what do you guys think? Potential highlights, potential lowlights? What will I love the most? Will I finally finish a calendar?
Heads up for The Devil and God. Really liked it on my first few listens, but started to love it only when I saw Brand New live, checked out all the lyrics and contexts of the album and damn, it hits hard then. Especially 'Limousine' live was freaking amazing, I regard it as one of the best tracks of all time since then.
Although I have a feeling you won't like it.
I'm a retard. I browse incognito, and forgot to write down a name of an album.
Lyrics were in english and possibly spanish as well, the overall feel was chill, slightly weird but not too far from mainstream. All I have is a vague memory of enjoying it, and a shitty MSpaint re-creation of the cover art.
I'm really curious man, I really loved Christian aTunde Adjuah, but I haven't revisited the guy since, I think he is a real fresh breath when it comes to Jazz, so when I saw it again on the 2015 charts again while making my calendar I had no choice but to include it.
Way too less people indeed, I only know a few of them myself. I really love it though, to the point that I would put it in my top 20 favorite albums of all time, maybe 10 with a little stretch.
Also, plug.dj is kill? Quite expected, but still. I'm gonna figure the replacement out for a second and I will join you for a bit tonight, excited to see if you got something cool for me.
Well I always view 'Stoner Rock' as sort of an umbrella term, but I'm gonna rec you a fair bunch of albums, so that you can check out what kind of stuff you like the most.
Of course I would advise you to start with every Queens of the Stone Age album you haven't listened to yet, but yeah they're like my favorite band so that's that.
>Melvins - Houdini
(the originators of the genre, Houdini is pretty basic and therefore a great starting point, however for some reason I've never played the shit out of it, while liking it.)
>Boris - Heavy Rocks
(rocks your balls out, fantastic riffing, but yeah Boris is always great)
Monster Magnet - Spine of God (Didn't really like it myself the first time, but it's a really unique version of Stoner and you should defnitely listen to a MM album either way)
>Los Natas - Ciudad de Brahman
(Oh yeah this one is fun, been a long time since I listened to it though. It's Argentinian Stoner Rock and it's quite close to Kyuss, most close to Sky Valley maybe in that it's quite progressive, absolute great album to check out, need to relisten to it myself as well.)
>Clutch - Earth Rocker
(Very recent, quite some variation in it, but every track is fun)
>Boris - Pink
Maybe more Noise than Stoner, but god damn this is a behemoth of an album, the first time I listened to it my ears were just done. You know the feeling when you are at a party with way too loud music for hours and then come back and your hear a sort of beeping sound, you hear that after the first listen of Pink as well, but way louder. But don't worry, it's just body adjusting to this wonderful record)
>Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
(Damn, this is something else. Listened to it in the car, speeding on the highways during nighttime, then 'Weird Tales/Electric Frost/Golgotha/Altar of Melektaus' comes on. That is the closest you can get to simulating an earthquake) 1/2
>Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun
(RYM classifies it as Stoner, so hell yeah I'mma put it on here. Fantastic songwriting, three different vocalists, an amazing drummer and riffs for ages. All the transitioning in the album is great and really makes it a fun listen)
>Kylesa - Spiral Shadow
(Prefer it to their most acclaimed Static Tensions. The songs are quite short, and their style is a bit sludgey, but definitely still Stoner Rock because of the high tempo)
>Mutoid Man - Bleeder
(One of my favorites from last year. Very straightforward with infective drumming, pretty clean and melodic singing for a Stoner record and just damn groovy and catchy. Very short as well.)
Allah sends gifts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_Jt0wV7T1g
Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me (2006)
>indie rock, emo
The bastard child of "Float On"-era Modest Mouse and a shitty post-hardcore band. The only credit I can give this album is its opening track, which is a pretty compelling piece of emo catharsis. But the rest of the album is just insipid, generic, and distinctly unemotive. And the vocalist is lousy as well. Frankly, I like Deja more than this.
it's good to see you again, curren$y!
Rated R it is. So far I'm liking the deep, dirty guitars and not liking everything else. "These Aren't The Droids You're Looking For" is a nice track though, so I'll give it that.
catching up on yesterday:
yep. this is what i've been looking for. the best animal collective album. it's fucking gorgeous. I wish i'd listened to it sooner.
you were so right, gfr.
>/meme/ will always have a patton hate boner
feels bad man
idk. i've been doing theatre shit for fun most of my life, so i guess i enjoy the extroverted vocals more.
i also like stuff that sort of tactically avoids fitting into one genre. it's a big reason i love Hawaii Pt. ii.
Poemss had some good songs, but as a whole it suffers. There is a painful lack of composition and chemistry between the songs. Still, the production is top notch. Yet another project that solidifies Aaron as a versatile producer.
For Beginner Piano brims with charm. This sounds like the cheesy soundtrack to one of those educational computer games I used to play as a kid. That's a good thing.
La Isla Bonita functions like a well-oiled machine. The instrumentation on here is stellar. Each drum beat plays off of angular guitar and bass riffs with satisfying ease. The production here is also top-notch. Combine that with the well-matched vocals (which is an improvement, considering how out of place the vocals were in Friend Opportunity) and you've got a well-put together indie pop album. This album gives off a Krautrock vibe. Again, that's a good thing.
But despite it's technical ability, Bonita fails in it's effectiveness. Too few of the melodies on here really stuck with me afterwards. This album simply lacks emotional delivery.
Life is beautiful and I love you all.
Jandek- ready for the house
my first jandek experience.
this guy could have only come from houston.
as startlingly repetitive as this record is, it has charm. an honest, pure, homemade effort. like the first Destroyer album, or the Modest Mouse cassettes. i'm not sure how much i'm interested in hearing this record again... but I want a little more jandek, I think. which makes this album successful in a way- I want more.
dogwander, if you're reading this, i'm formally recommending you Destroyer's We'll Build Them A Golden Bridge. at the least, try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15vdeN-U8dM
So that scratches off QotSA and Melvins, next I got uhhh... this.
A fine, fun album. Messing with rating system so Bowie score was changed but it may go back up.
oh yeah I was going to attach a picture
>Dude I finally got around to Cats Are My Friends.
tell me all your feelings
I think the acoustic sections are my favorite- not to take away from "I saw a raccoon". I had to put the album on again just now
Coupla good tracks on here. Suffers from being a little too long. Pseudo-Bread was a workout, and that's coming from a guy who enjoys Fushitsusha.
Also some of the screams in the last track remind me of the Metal Slug grunts when they get set on fire. Whatever man, it's 3 in the fuckin morning.
I'm back :^)
Starting up with Rain Dogs by Tom Waits.
voice that is the auditory equivalent of smoke + r&b-esque playful instrumentals = easy 8.5/10
Feels amazing, actually.
Did you listen to the vinyl version with the extended versions of My Machine and Pseudo-Bread? You might prefer the CD release if you're not into the droney stuff.
I think I'll try this; I doubt it'll be in one sitting though. 3.5 hours is a lot to take in.
Sorry for the late response man, was busy sleeping. European time zones and all that.
My favorite record by them is Songs for the Deaf, I really like every song on there. The band was at its best structure, you got Dave Grohl (he shouldn't sing nor speak about music, but his drumming is great) drumming on a lot of songs and the songwriting is just amazing. I mean they had all different kinds of great songwriting ideas which really came to fruition. There's shorter tracks which are really catchy (No One Knows, First it Giveth, Go With the Flow), but also a bit more complex tracks where all kinds of stuff happens. My favorite parts of the album are Song for the Dead (at the end, the sort of breakdown thingy, if you can sit still during that then it's quite unique) and Song for the Deaf (with all the stuff going on in the background, screams by Nick Oliveri and the little guitar tricks and stuff)
Although it's my favorite album by them, I think my favorite two tracks by them aren't on the album. Better Living Through Chemistry is on Rated R and I Appear Missing... on the most recent Like Clockwork.
I can understand that you don't really like their debut, their sound is a little dirty and groomy, which to my opinion doesn't get the full potential out of the songs. I think they haven't found their sound yet.
Rated R is amazing as well, The Lost Art and Feel Good Hit are really fun short songs, but there is a lot of cool stuff on there. Lullabies to Paralyze is a little more hit or miss, but still has great songs like Little Sister and Burn the Witch. Era Vulgaris is really hit or miss, it's the only album with songs that I don't like by them. But Sick, Sick, Sick and 3's and 7's are still great.
Like Clockwork is their most recent record, released after a near death experience by Josh Homme, it's a little more toned down in sound, but still charges up at the right times. I Appear Missing is by far my favorite track on that album, I'm a sucker for songs which start of in a traditional way and then move on to do all kinds of stuff later on.
So yeah, that's a whole lot of stuff, I see you're already checking out some stuff, I would probably recommend Rated R, SFTD and Like Clockwork, if you really like those you can try Lullabies and Era Vulgaris as well.
:( As expected. I try my best to not be offended by these statements. What I love about the album is the clean production and the contrast between quieter parts and really harsh stuff. I think the songwriting is great and the lyricism is also very good. And once you've heard the story about 'Limousine' you can't help but feel enthralled by the song, at least in my opinion. But yeah I understand why you did not like it, but damn 0.5 is really low.
Thanks dude, great to see you guys again as well. Cool that the community is still going strong, since it's really one of the best parts of 4chan, when you see how many people help each other finding cool music. I really am looking forward to drone some of your albums as well again.
Haven't got yet into Mr. Bungle, but Faith no More is the shit man. Especially Angel Dust is a fun listen.
Oh shit you're checking out Madvillainy for the first time? I'm jealous man.
You should check out Yawning Man - Vista Point. Their music was the biggest influence on Kyuss, and while it doesn't share that much with a lot of (other) "stoner" music if you like Kyuss you'll like it aswell.
Also, close to none stoner rock groups even barely compare to Kyuss in my opinion. Colour Haze (check out their record Tempel) is one of the few.
I don't want to argue with Curren$y but I'd skip Clutch and Monster Magnet. They just don't do anything interesting in the style and come off as uninspired. Los Natas is a bit better but eh. If you do listen to those and actually like them you should check out Truckfighters, their Gravity X is the best record of that kind of stoner r I've heard (although I still find it average).
Since this week, had some months were I didn't listen to music at all, so now I'm longing for music again.
Did not really get /fit/ to be honest, have to get back in the gym again. Although I did a lot of soccer/football lately. So that's cool.
>Francisco Lopez- La Selva
70 minute long unaltered field recording of a rainforest. I really wasn't expecting this to be as fulfilling as it turned out to be, but there's something deeply satisfying about the sound that this thing makes- the unchanging backdrop of rustling leaves and unidentifiable rainforest fauna, the ebb and the swell of the massive chorus of cicadas, the short outbursts of torrential rainfall. It's surprisingly varied, too- there are moments when it seems like the whole forest suddenly goes silent, or becomes swamped beneath the roar of the insects, and the general ambiance is punctuated by occasional interjections from massive bugs landing on the microphone or the shrill cries of distant animals.
There's something weirdly moving about hearing this massive, living environment without the intrusion of human beings and human intention. I definitely need to start listening to more field recordings, because this scratched an itch that I didn't know I had.
I feel super pretentious doing this, but whatever. This does not feel like 70 minutes at all. 7/10.
f u n h o u s e
I am a Dutchie in fact. But Berlin is still quite a bit away since I do not live near to the border. Would be around 5 hours of travelling, that's way too much for a single concert, even if it's tricot.
>Sequentia - Trouvères
This one was 2 CDs long and surprisingly varied despite the monophonic composition. Contained are the works of several folk composers, most notably the works of Jehannot de Lescurel and Adam de la Hale. The instrumental counterpart stays the same for the whole album(fiddles and vocals), however, the melodies differ more than usual.
The historical context is very interesting. Trouvères were these secular music performing blokes in the 12-13th century, whose lyrics were written in Old French (unlike Occitan I encountered on the first CD of the box). Some of the pieces express the views of women, some are more concentrated on the lyrical part of the composition, some are different styles of dance and some boast notation inventions that were not present before. As usual, Sequentia do their own interpretation with a lot of things in mind, such as the language pronunciation, vocal arrangements, rhythmic issues and so on.
I liked it. Drags out a bit too much at times but it's a great historical document, like most of Sequentia's work.
>Fred Lonberg-Holm & Paal Nilssen-Love - You Can Be Mine
An incredibly tasteful wank. The entire thing reminded me A LOT of the first Bailey/Parker/Bennik record because the free improv drumming of Love is sublime and Holm’s cello tortures sound like Bailey’s guitar exorcisms. 38 minutes of surgical procedures without any anaesthetics required. Get this if you’re into wanking of all sorts.
>中学生棺桶 - Musume Sensochu (むすめ戦争中)
Japanese Kyuss-lite crossover with what badass riffs and psychedelic solos. Some of the screaming is damn fine too. Probably great for the “smoke the weed man dude” episodes of your life.
Interesting note: the genre tag on the files I got from slsk is “mainstream metal”.
>Jandek - Khartoum
Another peculiar album cover. Another unknown location.
The return of the acoustic guitar is announced with strums that seem narrower than usual, therefore introducing more note changes at a faster pace. “You Wanted To Leave” shows off this style well with the post-spoken word Jandek vocal style of howling and pain. Poetry of loss on this track talks about the protagonist’s soulmate losing interest in him. I love how Smith closes off the album with a comparison of his character to that of the bird song or cloud pattern.
“Fragmentation” is a self-destructive tale of the mundane and dry man we encounter on most of Jandek releases. A state of confusion and boredom leads to the man’s character permutations. These shifts leave the narrator in a different place where he still feels like a crushed and dry being. The mention of the “corporation” makes me believe this is a commentary on Smith’s corporate experiences, but it’s not necessarily true here.
“I Shot Myself” is another tale of death. Narrator’s visions as he shoots himself somewhere over some hill. It seems like a definite end for the hero, no way back. Rep’s delivery is at a peak of emotional outburst, full of exhaustion and suffering.
“New Dimension” is a message to someone the narrator loved. A masochistic hint in the message, which expresses the need of someone for the sake of pain gratification with love. Twisted mind reminiscing the numerous escapade with the person he loved. There is regret and pain outbursts tied in the strum blows, as well as the prolonged cries.
The title track sounds like a everything is broken. Not only the guitar sounds like it’s having a car of self-immolation, but the lyricist seems to be burning right along with it. The “rhythm” as a concept becomes chaotic even for a Jandek track. The protagonist is losing it once he loses his love, completely shutting off life and hoping to go out there and find “the woman”. Maybe Khartoum was the location our protagonist escaped for the period of self-reflection and recovery?
The following track brings an example of what the reclusive life of the protagonist from “Khartoum” might look like. “In a Chair I Stare” makes the chair to be the ultimate saviour of the protagonist’s mind. It’s the only thing that takes everything out of his head. I can relate to this on a bad rainy day.
“Move from the Mountain” takes a different reclusive protagonist who always wanted to move to the city, have a family and all the things one would describe as “normal”. The thing is, once he actually succeeded, all the narrator can think of is going back to the mountains and leaving everything behind. Basically, life is always great elsewhere, but not at our current location. Sad tale, although I found it to be amusing.
“Fork in the Road” closes off the journey of pain and nothingness with a decision at the fork. Jandek claims that any path you take will lead you to whatever you want but only if you’re in it just for the escape. Interesting idea and a good way to close off the album with a more general concept.
This acoustic revival of Jandek somehow manages to keep the quality incredibly high with wonderful lyrics. Khartoum and I Shot Myself were especially good. I noticed how this and the previous album use some mentions of events that can be considered more magical than usual so that is pretty cool too.
memeing too hard
>Cesare Siepi, Lisa Della Casa, Suzanne Danco, Fernando Corena - Josef Krips, 1955 - Don Giovanni
Very exhausting but absolutely brilliant. A lot of highlights here. The plot was interesting to follow and was very amusing. There were elements of musical variety, such as the canzonetta at the start of the second act and the “house orchestra” performance of Mozart’s own “The Marriage of Figaro” in the same act. My favourite bit of vocal performance was in the first act quartet performance between Donna Elvira, Donna Anna, Don Ottavio and Don Giovanni. Not only it was dramatic, but the vocal parts correlated to each other in interesting ways.
The performance’s greatest moments were closer towards the end though, where the stone statue appears at the dinner. The “Ah!’ parts were very well-performed dramatically, although I felt like a lot of the sad episodes in the play weren't emotional enough.
This performance was rad and so was the play itself. Can recommend if you’re into 3 hour long drama performances.
>Hinds - Leave Me Alone
The equivalent of “AM” for teenage boys, except for there is no disappointment behind the band deterioration. This is their debut album. Becomes a chore three tracks in. All I remember is 3-4 chord jangly clean guitar strums for 12 tracks sounding the same with female vocals. There were occasional moments of rhythm switches to give the songs a momentum but it didn’t work that well. There also was a ukelele. Can’t say anything else because it was that boring.
>Keijo - Keijo
This is exciting. Finnish outsider psychedelic folk with throat singing AND it sounds like a more primitive and raw version of Coil’s ambient stuff. A melting pit of powerful drones with magical sprinkles and folk instrumentation over it.
>Jandek - Khartoum Variations
Not sure why this exists. It is 7/8 tracks from Khartoum played on the electroacoustic guitar he acquired after the spoken word era. The songs are good, yes. However, the renditions bring absolutely nothing new outside of that guitar.
I do like the tracks but there really is nothing that makes them stand out here from the ones on Khartoum. This one gets a neutral 5.
>Fire! - She Sleeps, She Sleeps
It’s a new Fire! record and of course it’s cool! Meditative rhythmic groves full of pressure with Mats playing his sensual sax that sometimes gets slightly bonkers. Nothing out of the ordinary here at all. Only 4 tracks with the last one taking just a bit too much time.
>Anderson Paak - Malibu
His sound is an interesting west coast blend of post-Dre, soul-infused trap-ish beats. Don’t think it’s anything new but Paak does a good job at making them sound good. The instrumentals remind me of the softer Dre tracks (“Imagine” from that one Snoop Dogg album in particular for some reason and The Documentary’s softer tracks). Sometimes it took the newer Migos-like path in terms of the rapping (Your Prime), which I don’t like at all. It’s a relaxing album but I felt like the songwriting could have been more exciting.
Oh and there were some lewd bits ;^)
Listened to cunt's pic too, will add on memes later
This (>>61785595) has been kinda disappointing so far; it's pretty straightforward necks material but without the extra textures and flourishes that make their studio recordings so special. I'm only two tracks in though, so maybe it needs some more time.
Also how much do I miss in my life not having seen this? Is it as overhyped as I suspect it is? I'll probably watch it either way idk.
>Sufjan Stevens – Seven Swans
Sufjan Stevens does a folk album, and it sounds exactly like you think it would, with this premise.
This is a fairly overlooked album by him, so if you are here you probably have already listened to Illinois, and maybe Carrie & Lowell or Michigan. If you did, then you know what to expect: sincere melodies, fairly minimal song structures that can still have some unexpected surprises, simple but effective arrangements.
It’s nothing new, I have to acknowledge that, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t really appreciate it; the writing is effective enough to make you connect emotionally with Sufjan, and no part of this sounded unoriginal nor uninspired to me. In fact, I would say that I didn’t find a single “bad” moment here.
It isn’t as emotionally intense as Carrie & Lowell nor some other compositions that he has written, but there are a lot of moments of pure musical joy: the build-up in “Sister”, the trumpet (that sounds so similar to the one in “Chicago”) of “The Transfiguration”, the entirety of “To Be Alone With You”, Sufjan’s perfect vocal performance and so on. Its general vibe and mood are also pretty intimate ad touching, which are things that I really like.
It’s not really an essential work by him, and it isn’t also particularly outstanding, but it’s very enjoyable in its nature. If you like Sufjan’s guitar and banjo ballads, you will like this.
>tfw saw it at 17
>tfw loved it anyway
>never seen/played Pokemon
you probably had a boring childhood
ur disappointing (third disc is best disc btw, second is weakest)
It's a fine album if you ignore the cringeworthy lyrics.
Out of curiosity, is anything on this playlist what /mu/ listens to, or is it all unknown and/or unwelcome?
Impossible man, I can't get anyone to get with me to travel so far and I don't have a driver's license yet, so I wouldn't be able to come home after the concert, which will cost me like a lot of money, more than I'm willing to spend on any concert.
Figured as much. Sad
Do you listen to them just for the music, or also for the text? I missed their concert here, but their songs are often featured on various parties and concerts here.
>being this much of a fedora about music taste
Some of the clubs I frequent actually play ex Yu songs, like Bijelo Dugme or Plavi Orkestar a midst the "normal" club songs. Actually all of the songs on my playlist are the stuff we listen to at parties, and like half of them do get played at certain clubs.
There is nothing better than dancing to some hardcore bounce, then immediately transitioning to jumping and singing some of our songs.
Updated chart for now. Would appreciate if anyone could link me to the full Luís Cília album. I'd like to hear it in full.
There's versions of those songs even LONGER? Pseudo-Bread was like ten minutes and Abandoned My-Self was like fourteen minutes. I actually liked the last track though, the fuzzy power chords alternating slowly was meditative.
Got Mastodon, Electric Wizard, Kylesa and Mutoid Man after this Los Natas thing to get the general idea of what stoner rock is (I know it's not really a quantifiable term).
>Lil Ugly Mane - Playaz Circle: Pre-Meditation (The First Prophecy) Preview Mixtape (Real Murder Posse Underground Version)
It’s no secret that Lil Ugly Mane is a fan of southern rap, and in his first mixtape he honors this style of music in his particular way.
And by “his particular way” I mean that he exaggerates it so much it becomes grotesque and outwordly.
The beats are good, but they don’t sound good: most of the times they are very, very muddy and/or loud and obnoxious, the synths are cheesy, and the melodies subtly incorporate some dissonance to make them sound off and eerie. They also take inspiration from a lot of different styles of southern hip hop, going from big trap “bangers” to more moody and sludgy ones, but they all sound different, so I was never bored by this.
The lyrics complement this type of production very well with their absurdity and comedic value. Seriously, just pay attention to them if you want good time. “Standard” gangsta rap/horrorcore lyrical themes are inflated beyond any measure, with fucked metaphors and extreme delivery. Goddamn they are entertaining.
This just sounds really fun: the hooks are infectious, and Lil Ugly Mane flow is actually very good.
But the main problem is that Lil Ugly Mane hasn’t still developed his sound: most of the times it just sounds like a parody/homage to the glorious old-school Memphis rap, instead of a style that takes inspiration from those genres. You can fell that Travis is heading towards a more personal type of songwriting, but here he isn’t fully using his potential. We are far away from the quality of Oblivion Access and Mista Thug Isolation.
I don’t know about the replay value of this: it’s good if you are searching dumb and funny music, but I think I prefer listening to stuff like Mista Thug Isolation, that is almost as entertaining as this, and also feels more personal, unique and has a more prominent vibe.
Now it’s just OK, let’s see if it grows.
I did, but didn't really dig that Destroyer track. I guess it's the blues background from Jandek that intensifies my experiences with his work. Didn't really feel that on the Destroyer track.
I might check that album out regardless though.You should check the flowchart to see what you might like next >>61766662
that's the point of OP pics. we meme.
Yeah, destroyer is definitely indie rock. Still, as far as poor recording quality and out of tune guitar, that destroyer record (and the modest mouse tapes) are pretty superb.
Thanks for pointing out the flowchart!
I'll listen to those today, yeah. I'm only going off what was recommended to me. I'm so fucking bored of this Los Natas album, but I never skip or quit an album, so I'm gonna tough it out and then jump back to Kyuss for those two (or three)?
So is stoner rock like the thinking man's buttrock? Because that's the only impression I'm getting with the last two Kyuss records I've heard, and now this one. I hope I'm wrong because this is discouraging.
Paging Raspelf for links to Luís Cília - A regra do Fogo and Kleg - Zing.
Haha I only speak Dutch and English man, so it's just about the sound. But it's good, the language fits good with the Hard-Rock style. Some languages are just tailor made for a certain type of music. The Dutch language pretty much only fits in a Hip-Hop context according to me.
So first up was Welcome to Sky Valley. Since Perfect Pitch is listening to Kyuss, I got back in the feeling a bit and wanted to listen to Kyuss myself. This record is in my top 15 of all time, but I haven't listened to it fully in a year or something. But yeah, on the revisit I still think about it the same as first. I love the song structures, the riffing together with John Garcia's paint-scraping vocals (read that on RYM or something and it is the best description). With the Latin-y Space Cadet around the middle there's a nice little variation there as well and the album is over earlier even than you want it to because of the quality. Good stuff, I hope all my revisits for this calendar are great as this one.
Next up is I think Lady Gaga. Never been really impressed with her music, but on RYM they say that this is by far her best work, and I like the beat of Bad Romance so I should definitely try it while diving headfirst into female pop music (no pun intended)
Listening to this for the first time in a year. It's great; check it out if you enjoy Alice by Sunn O))) or organic sounding drone in general.
Oh wow, I found a Kyuss song I liked, it's "Whitewater". Gonna push my luck and listen to their last one (before reuniting, apparently).
been listening to ewa most of this afternoon, definitely seems like a grower
I thought of listening to the top singles on RYM but then I realized they're just the singles for the top rated albums lmao
I'll select the ones that can't be found on albums I think
where were u when i stopped shitting on bowie cause he actually has a pretty amazing album?
I'll eventually do em all I imagine
That's what I thought, Bitanga i Princeza isn't that popular because the text isn't anything special.
Just to shill for my country a little, you might enjoy some of these. But I'll admit I've no idea if these are actual hard rock songs.
Mahler's 5th was a bit too bombastic for my tastes. Would be interested if that would change after I saw it in a live setting though.
The Webern thing was difficult to rate, as there are numerous pieces on it and my enjoyment of them differed quite greatly, do recommend it on the whole though.
Will start the Bowie chart tonight!
So, question. What consensus is there exactly on what makes music "self-indulgent" or "filler"? Because I understand that it can be easy for someone to perceive music that way when it's long, but no one calls more atmospheric or ambient rock/electronic indulgent, it's a soundscape, you meditate, or zone out, get into a mindset. It's especially odd to hear "self-indulgent" when it's instrumental. I guess it could wear on you if it's a long track and you're not hearing any changes in texture or rhythm, but wouldn't the term just be tiring/exhausting?
I just see filler/self-indulgent/wanking get thrown around a lot and I find it hard to believe there could be agreement to that unless the artist(s) have been around for a while, or if the people critiquing it belong to some faction which allows for easy parroting (exhibit A- Pitchfork). I think it would take some more context, like an interview with the artist talking about their work, to make that kind of call.
filler are "tracks i dont like", self-indulgent is anything slightly inaccessible. those are just some of those "cricism enhancers"
'filler' can be a legitimate criticism. it's an overused word but there are plenty of albums on which certain tracks quite obviously feel formulaic, underdeveloped (compared to others), and tacked on just to stretch the album for a couple more minutes. I'm not saying that using the word 'filler' will make anyone a music critic, but sometimes filler truly is a thing.
Just finished listening to this. Instantly rejuvenated. Really enjoyed all except two tracks and those weren't really bad, just average. Gotta find more electronic stuff now.
Listening to Burningn'n Tree now, it's like a natural progression of all the jazz-funk and fusion I heard from the 70s mixed with hip-hop. This is legitimately exciting me.
You ever listen to Thinking Fellers Union Local 282? They're one of my favorite bands, but they have some tracks that are complete wankery or simple tape experiments they just threw on the album. Some of them are simple there to be funny.
It doesn't add or take away from the album, and in fact it's cut on most of their vinyl releases in order to conserve space.
Filler is that by definition, in my opinion.
>there are people in this thread right now who have something better to do than shitpost
currently compiling an RYM list revolving around the use of culture jamming in music. i'm having fun, but i'm worried it'll come off looking to much like liberal bs.
It was a terrible idea to listen to this before going to sleep...
This DnB train ain't stoppin for nobody. I liked every single track on that last album and then some. First track on this already sounds great and different from his other stuff.
Well, listened to The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga. It was pretty bad. Bad Romance and Telephone are nice songs, which keep the rating a little inflated compared to the actual quality of the EP. The other 6 songs vary from mediocre to very bad and sound uninspired and unthoughtful. I regard Lady Gaga as someone with distinctive ideas about music, but see her as someone who doesn't can or want to put those thought out ideas about music into action, which results in us getting very stale and basic dance pop with more often than not very questionable lyrical themes. Not recommended for anyone at all.
Ah yes. I didn't really need to ask, did I?
Well, this should be an easy review to write: it's a Passenger Of Shit album. Every track sounds exactly like Passenger Of Shit, and beyond that there's not much more to say.
But that's not to say I hate it. I've long been familiar with POS's music, and never felt the inclination to listen to a full album. Dingo Donga Up Your Bunga (12", 2008) is not going to sway me in that regard, but I listened with a smile on my face all the way through. This is music taken to a scatological extreme far beyond parody, and though it's consistent in its noise and abrasion, it manages to avoid being predictable -- or at least, not predictable in a boring way.
Pig sounds, diaper-licking, screaming, shit-eating, grunting, hairy-cunt-smelling, dogs arses... this music transcends rating systems. As such... I'm going to give it 10/10. And never, ever listen to it again.
Who and who? But after a search, Aple of Naples is apparently "experimental/industrial", while Black Antlers is "experimental". Sounds interesting. And Coil is a band I've somehow never heard of, so I'll try and listen to those both tomorrow.
Currently engrossed with this.
It's not like I haven't tried, I've heard just about every genre under the sun at this point (save for folk and subgenres that emerged after 2000), so you think I'd have stumbled upon them around the same time I was listening to Snakefinger and groups like that back in November. Guess not. How good are they?
well, depends on the time period. Their 80s and early 90s stuff is pretty industrial, it's mostly alright, not my thing. After that, they started venturing into other stuff like drone [im sure you've seen the time machines - s/t meme here] glitch, and some more experimental ambientish stuff. I prefer this stuff over their early music but it's all pretty good.
>Ches Smith, Craig Taborn, Mat Maneri - The Bell
The percussionist, pianist, and violist play Ches Smith's benevolently haunted pieces. Less about mediating jazz/classical than composition/improvisation, this is frequently fluid and wispy music which gradually gains weight and even muscle as the album progresses. It's the weakest ideas that always turn out to hit the pocket hardest. Special points for Craig Taborn's wonderfully controlled and brilliant pianism.
The Doors - The Doors (1967)
Wow, the famous songs here are good for a reason. "Break On Through (To the Other Side)" proto-punk attitude is fucking killer, and the vocals are phenomenal. The keyboard work in "Light My Fire" is undeniable, and the jam that takes up most of its length is great. And "The End" is a classic of dadrock for a reason, goddamn, perfectly moody and noisy. And then there's 8 other tracks.
Pleasently suprised by this chart. Most things are 5s through 8s, which is much better than I was expecting.
Best (so far) surprises include Macha, Ready to Die (thought I would hate it), Deltron 3030, Swans are Dead, '77 Live, Songs About Leaving (considering how much I really don't like Slowcore), Dr. Octagon, Blackstar, and Altar.
Biggest disappointments are Oblivion Access, Liumin, Thing-Fish, Relentless, MMT, Guitar, Madvillainy 2, Outside the Dream Syndicate, and Things Fall Apart.
Endless Bummer is perfectly terrible and I suggest you all find it on the archive if you like the Beach Boys and want a hearty laugh.
I'm unenthusiastically finishing Zappa's discog after this chart is done. Hopefully I'll get that done before February. Here's what that looks like:
And here's what my February looks like:
Yup, STILL binging on Squarepusher, just started this one up. Hopefully I like it more than Selection Sixteen and Do You Know Squarepusher. I gotta hand it to the guy, he talked a big game in an interview I read. It's always a bold claim to say a musician does something different every album, especially if it comes straight from the horse's mouth. So far, each album has been different, for better or worse. Unless I come across one that really bores me, I'll probably continue all the way up to 2015 with him. So far, the title track reminds me of when another musician I really liked, Pekka Pohjola, went for a religious kind of feeling in his album "Jokamie", which wasn't all that pleasant save for one track. I hope this isn't going to end up being the same way.
And then Amon Tobin, Coil, and Aphex Twin.
"Uzi (The Rape Of Palestine)" is in fact two vinyl-only albums bundled together on one CD: 1989's Uzi, with 1988's The Rape Of Palestine. Except they seem to have done a mess-up on the release, so that The Rape Of Palestine is missing its final track. This is a shame, because the music on the latter is really exceptionally listenable.
The Uzi album is the weaker of the two, and by far the longer. Minimalist in approach, its twelve tracks have little to differentiate them: all with much the same percussion loop, all with much the same tempo, very quickly it all gets very much-the-samey. 2.5/10.
The Rape Of Palestine though is quite a find, and I'll be seeking out the proper full-length. There's more interest and variety on display in the opening track, the up-tempo "Shadow of the West", than the entire preceding album. "A Nation" is my highlight, a layered, Green-World-Eno-era drone, with chants, synths and bird sounds.
On the basis of what I've heard, The Rape Of Palestine could well be an 8.0 album. As it's presented here, though, missing its final cut as it is, I'll give it a 7.0 -- and for the compilation CD as a whole, I think a below-par 4.0.