Another day, another promise to finish your backlog while you add a million fucking things to it. Get cookin.
>chart your listening quota
>plug.dj-ersatz for real-time memery
>Site with templates, OP covers, archive, & random shit
Old thread's here >>61766450
Planning on finishing this all by the 20th, then moving on to finishing Zappa, and getting onto my Feb backlog.
Here's what I have left for Zappa. It's all the Zappa Family Trust official releases other than Official Release #43, 46, and 49, since they're just compilations of albums that are covered in other official releases, minus the Mystery Disc that was released as a stand-alone Official Release later anyways.
Not very excited for this actually. Can anyone give me some comfort? Have you heard any of these? Are they any good?
Finally, here's my Feb chart. A very large amount of this I've listened to once, but felt it needed another listen before removing it from my backlog.
>makes new thread before old is done
>doesn't post memes in the old one instead
I mean, Lather is really just a compilation of other albums I like edited together the way they were supposed to be.
And someone said Trance-Fusion is supposed to be good as well?
I mean I'm halfway done, so I might as well finish, right?
I'm so scared ;_;
The thing about all these posthumous releases is that I think the Zappa family sees Frank Zappa much differently than I do.
While I know Zappa as a somewhat experimental rock musician with plenty orchestral and progressive qualities (Lumpy Gravy, Uncle Meat, We're Only in it For the Money, etc.), it seems whoever is doing these posthumous stuff thinks of Zappa as the funny comedian that appeared on SNL and offended the religious right (You Are What You Is, Sheik Yerbouti, Joe's Garage, etc.).
As a result, a lot of these posthumous releases reflect the late 70s and early 80s Zappa (hence, the 4 albums parodying Joe's Garage's title). Any at all leftover better stuff will probably never see the light of day as a result other than bootlegs.
Actually, Dance Me This (his last official and #100 release) is probably his most experimental and has a shit ton of Tibetan throat singing. Need more shit like that.
Zappa was a studio autist, there has to be plenty more unreleased shit.
I spent the whole night yesterday making a Haino flowchart and I'm finishing it very soon.
Listened to 2 Haino releases as well, will share onions later.
>Another day, another promise to finish your backlog while you add a million fucking things to it.
This hits too close to home
ok 20th century, i know we had fun but don't you think it's time we moved past tunelessness?
but really the whole album.
counting down my days til I become a fully fledged kodi-drone.
Giving Athenaeum, Homebush, Quay & Raab another shot today; what else do I listen to?
also holy fucking shit this is still so good, go listen to it y'all
yess, will do
I wouldn't say it is essential until you are actually a big Haino fan. However, now that I think of it, I should add a couple more stars for Nihilism and Affection especially. v.1.1 coming very soon.
STOP MAKING ME WANT TO DOWNLOAD STUFF DOGDAMN!
ALSO EVERYONE GET ABOARD THE SYNC TRAIN
Ohhh shit; Here Come the Warm Jets is definitely the best album I've come across so far on this chart. Eno uses his superhuman production skills to craft a wonderfully out-there and at times surprisingly abrasive rock album. Much of it is catchy as fuck, delightfully weird and, though it may sound dated at points, sounds absolutely wonderful.
Another Green World (and Heroes) come(s) close but this is sum hot shit.
VERSION 1.1 (and, probably, the last one I'll make)
Added 1 more Fushitsusha album and a couple of stars for essential releases.
Replace that old chart with this one
there's maybe 50+ albums I didn't include
more like aboard the Haino train amirightguyze?
So this is what came off the heels of Just a Souvenir, huh? Ouch. It's not offensively bad, but having your expectations be pie-in-the-sky from having listened to all of his other stuff before this makes the clash more impacting than it would have had I listened to this first. It's still better than Daft Punk, at least.
>SPK - Zamia Lehmanni: Songs of Byzantine Flowers
Briliant stuff, really recommanded if you want to listen to ritualistic music. Unlike the other albums I've heard in the genre so far this is not very spooky. There's so much beauty in this album, the music is really spacious and mystical. Some of it sounds a bit dated though.
>Aпopєa - Ha pєкaхъ Baвл҃нcкыхъ
First track is a dialogue with ominous church singing and great percussions. Track 2 is just one guy singing and occasionaly strumming some chords on his instrument. It's quite boring. Track 3 is great percussion stuff, intriguing atmosphere. Track 4 is kind of a mix of the first 3. Dark folk with awesome percussions. Final track is a choir. Not particularly interesting but it's pretty short.
Most of this track could serve as great basis for longer and immersive drone folk compositions similar to Natural Snow Buildings. Instead, they just end too quickly.
I just got into twee pop. Holy shit.
Would-Be-Goods : My Camera Loves Me
Black Tambourine : Complete Recordings
'Allo Darlin' : Self-Titled and Europe
She and Him : Volume One & Two
Belle and Sebastian : Dear Catastrophe Waitress, If You're Feeling Sjnister, The Boy With The Arab Strap
And this gem:
Pink Martini - Sympathique
2 Haino memes I had to re/listen to while making the chart
1 hour long set of Haino playing songs like Koko, Acchi and Ango by himself. They are reworked with more minimalism. Has a couple of climactic distortion hits and a pretty noisy outro drone.
>Global Ancient Atmosphere
Haino drumming solo for way too long. I don't like it. So monotonous and uneventful. Tenshi no Gijinka is the go to one for Haino percussion.
>Dionaea - Still
A post-rock album with an earthy green color scheme and a plane wing on the cover - where have I seen this before?
Anyway, I got recced this in another thread; it's a decent blend of third wave post-rock and mathcore. The first and last track constantly shift back and forth between twinkly post-rock with tapped guitars and second-rate mathcore; the second track is a little more peaceful and straight-up post-rocky, it's kinda beautiful at points.
For the most part this album sounds disjointed. Sections crash into new sections with little to no common ground; sweep picking is implemented every now and then with seemingly no other purpose than to show off; vocals disappear about as quickly as they came in, hardly leaving an impression.
Taken as a whole this album is a mess, as if the band just threw ideas at the wall and decided to queue up every idea that stuck after each other. It's a shame really since most of the individual sections sound pretty great, especially the post-/math rocky parts.
It'd feel wrong to give it less than a 5/10 but it's so cluttered I can't give it anything more.
Don't see the appeal for Bartok's string quartets.
>Fire! - She Sleeps, She Sleeps
I'm not a fan of Gustafsson by any stretch, though his playing is occasionally arresting in its control of overblowing and extended harmonic techniques. Combined with his deep baritone, his playing on this suite of four pieces sometimes sounds like a Coltrane solo at 1/16th speed. Could be interesting, but these compositions are so dull and chock full of uninspiring ostinati that the whole thing is such a bore to sit through. The monotony is broken only by Andreas Werliin's short solo where he does the Daddy Dave thing and gets off on a pile of snares.
Janine Jansen takes album of the week. A good selection this time round.
how strangely unenlightened of you
I have no idea where you're pulling all this from but I'll have you know it's quite the contrary to whatever I may have intended.
ok bad word, i just didn't enjoy it as much as you did, and part of me is not sure why you did enjoy it so much.
hey I need your rec for the tourney
make sure it follows the restrictions
speaking of tunlessness im on that art kid grind again. Grido is pretty fantastic, even "sweet" in places
>tfw you're in an exceptionally shit mood and can't find any music fit to give you proper catharsis
this is pretty much what industrial techno ought to sound like
doesnt exactly fit but still cool
pretty sure saturday night big cock salaryman was juntaro at his lowest, but since the three about things in totally different ways i couldnt compare
>Contrabox - Bear Town
You can just listen to this album and here his influences from The Microphones to Neutral Milk Hotel but with more pop. Vocally he sound closer to Phil Elvrum but just a little, and not as strong lyrically. The instrumentation could be nice and a little fun here and there but it often gets to busy and at times gets overwhelming complicated that it sort of turns me off. I can get the vibe he's going for but it's a sound that I already heard and heard it done better. I can appreciate the bedroom production charm it has but I can't help if he is too hooked on his influences.
Olivia Tremor Control - Music From... Dusk At Cubist Castle (1996).
Way, way too much going on here to take in all in one go, but this is a very appealing psychedelic big pop mess. Not convinced that the melodic hooks are all they could be, but time will tell, and this will definitely see repeat play.
Disco Inferno - D. I. Go Pop (1994)
>post-rock, experimental rock
The awkward fusion of a mediocre experimental post-punk record and a really good found sounds / plunderphonics record. The found sounds are really intriguing and interesting to listen to, but they just don't mesh well with the flat and generic acoustic instrumentation. On a few songs it all comes together beautifully, but as a whole I find myself trying to tune out the instrumentation and focus on the sound collages.
1st* (5pts). FlyingIceWizard (Sandwell District - Feed-Forward)
2nd (2pts). Pyloric Valve (GABI - Sympathy)
3rd (1pt). Nyarlathotep (Dreamend - So I Ate Myself, Bite by Bite)
4th (0pts). Tripfriend on the spot (Lightnin Hopkins - Smokes Like Lightnin')
5th (-1pt). good friend rodriguez (Alexander Tucker - Furrowed Brow)
6th (-2pts). I'M FISH (Fishmans - Long Season)
7th (-3pts). Sn (CN - The Derelict)
Few changes to the leaderboard. FlyingIceWizard hops into =6th. Disappointing week.
>Ensemble Musica Nova - Machaut: les motets
While it lacks the intimidating beauty of Canticles of Ecstasy, it's also more diverse and features more instrumentation. Well obviously, the main difference between the two is that this is mainly polyphonic. I'm not completely sold on the vocal performance and I don't think I could handle its 90 minutes another time.
>Various Artists - Music of the Troubadours
The title says it all. I just love the sound of these instruments and the main singer in convincing. The last track is incredible.
And that's another chart done.
I was never 100% sold on this album but
>When Green Typewriters 9 hits
yeah i tried to just listen to "Changes" and 40 minutes later I'd listened to the whole album, so fuck it i made a chart.
David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
>glam rock, pop rock, art rock
Well, some of the best pop songs ever are on this thing. Like, come on. The "time my change me" bit on "Changes", the chorus of "Life on Mars?", the acoustic explosion of "Quicksand", the tightness and proto-punk attitude of "Queen Bitch", the sublime overblownness of "The Bewlay Brothers", dear lord. Can't say I'm too keen on the little cabaret interludes, however. They're cute, and fun to listen to, but they can't stack up to the big songs on here at /all/. And the country bumpkin "Song for Bob Dylan" is just...not fun to listen to. A fantastic pop record marred by some irritating and substance-less interludes.
It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest (1968)
Four tracks in, and I'm like, holy shit, how is this not on everybody's greatest albums of all-time list? Crystal Liaison is a smoking hot psych-rocker and Wide, Wide River a doo-wop pastiche that pitches its satire perfectly. But as side two plays out, the dream falls apart. Guess they toploaded the tunes and then realized they had most of a side left to fill.
Never mind. That's twenty really solid minutes there, going right through to When The Mode Of The Music Changes. The remainder is not dreadful -- just, sadly, not very good.
Bruce Smear - Chlorine
jimmy jazz wins over sofa
i need another one
I'm feeling a light 7/10 on this one; the improv is on point as always but I feel like the absence of overdubs plays on my attention span in a bad way.
Even though The Necks work in a way similar to their studio output - taking a simple phrase and slowly guiding it to a climax over the course of roughly an hour - this record has less going on; there's no little flourishes or additional instrumentation and that makes that evolution less interesting to listen to.
In a life setting these shows would probably be mesmerizing but for home listening I feel it's too bare-bones.
Still, 3 out of these 4 tracks are enjoyable on their own right (the second track being annoying at points); just less so than they could've been and that's a shame.
What the fuck is this Colonized rating Kanzler? Shit was my favorite record on here so far.
i need your mails / way to contact you for the interpretation thingy, brothers
and yours too Torts!
if you guys are still willing to do it, that is...
This is so nice to listen to. It doesn't cause you to want to dance very much or make you go wild like with industrial techno, but it's very clean and pleasant to listen to. Would listen to while slowly falling asleep after a night out while cozy in my bed
although I hate the term, it's one big banger. I like how upfront and hard it is, this is the type of shit I started the chart looking for.
I think it's gonna be a pretty common rating window when talking about circles, I normally don't outright don't like these styles of music but a lot of time they never go beyond me really liking a track or two, so they also don't go very much beyond 7. This one I just rated might! And the Underground Resistance's Final Frontier was rated an 8
hm, I probably search more for the mellow soundscapes I guess
I can see the appeal in a club or something, but I don't feel bangers when I'm just sitting there
in my room
at my desk
bout your rating system
do you include your prognosis of the times you'll relisten the album in your rating?
7 seems high if you don't plan to hear this stuff again, and idk about you, but personally I revisit maybe 10% of previously unheard albums in a foreseeable time
I guess I'm gonna continue overrating the stuff on this chart now.
>Coil - ...And the Ambulance Died in his Arms
I probably can't do justice to this album. It's simply one of the most intense and hypnotizing music I've ever heard. It takes the all the best elements from The Ape of Naples and amplify them. I love how the length of the songs allow them to fully develop. The combination of Johnn's repetitive vocals, the calming marimba, the fascinating and diverse electronic effects and ambience is perfect. And the most incredible thing is that each song is better than the previous one.
Surgeon is next
The one I'm looking forward the most
so you include that?
I thought about that a few times, rated the 10h japanese improv thingy really high, because I had a great time, and it's musically and historically an uncomparable compilation
but I never returned to it in full
so does it deserve a high rating? idk
I don't take that into account no, because in the case you just mentioned I would rate it high. I know I won't listen to the Leo Ornstein compilation I gave a high rating to, but I liked it so much that just because I won't return that frequently because of length dont mean it doesn't deserve a high rating
>Blood Into Gold
Very probable that the rating will go up, my only gripe was the female voice sample in the third track and everything else was pretty gucci
The last track was pretty scary, which I didn't expect but liked a lot
I actually liked the voice samples
and the structrue of the two shorter pieces framing the main part
however most of it felt unimpressive
oh, rwe lost some ratings on the road
this feels like spamming, I love it
>Very probable that the rating will go up
also i spent a day and a half compiling examples of culture jamming's impact on music.
now maybe i can listen to actual music again.
yes it's a rating between 6 and 7
this is amazing, I'm downloading almost everything
A certain death delayed me from doing my dailies.... Here's a HUGE POST that I'll try to keep short for albums that were not very good.
>United States of America s/t
My swim coach recommended this to me a while back actually, finally got around to listening to it, and I like it a lot. I primarily digged the electronic aspect of it and I think that sets it apart from a lot of other psych from the time. Favorite song was probably The Garden of Earthly Delights. 8.5/10 overall.
>Fire on Fire - The Orchard
Boring as shit, every song sounds the same. Not what I had in mind when I saw it was "freak-folk." No song stood out to me so 4.5/10 overall.
>Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
I liked how this album had electronic elements to it and it reminded me of Sung Tongs vaguely. I'll need to give it more listens, but I feel pretty strongly for it now. 8/10 overall.
>Akron Famliy - s/t
This was another I appreciated for the electronic elements. Favorite song was probably Italy. Needs more time too. 7.5/10 overall
>The Incredible String Band - The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
HOLY SHIT I fucking love this album. It's so god damn hilarious to me, but also fantastic. It's like taking acid with a bunch of minstrels traveling through India in the 1200s. Also gives me Monty Python vibes. This is definitely my favorite album of the month so far. Favorite song is probably Koeeoaddi There. 9.2/10 overall.
>Comus - First Utterance
This was a nice prog/psych folk album and I definitely need to listen to it a bit more, but overall I enjoyed it. I can definitely see the influence it had on David Tibet. The Herald was probably my favorite track. 7.5/10 overall.
>Big Blood - Dark Country Magic
This was the most solid 7/10 album I've ever heard. Enjoyable and interesting, but not incredibly so. 7/10 overall.
>The Dodos - Visiter
I didn't find this that psychedelic, but it was definitely arranged and was quite a fun listen. Joe's Waltz was probably my favorite track. 7.5/10 overall.
THE ONE I LISTENED TO TODAY
>Jackie-O Motherfucker - Flags of the sacred Harp
This one isn't incredible, but I dig the drones and harmonies that float in and out. It's decent enough that i'd give it another listen, but for now it's not that amazing to me. I did like how the first track gave me trace vibes of Visiting Friends. Fav track was Nice One, 6.5/10 Overall.
Benji rating scale:
6: I don't like it but I'm afraid people will call me a pleb if I say so, so I'll pretend
7: I don't like it but I'm afraid people will call me a pleb if I say so, so I'll pretend
8: Joanna Newsom - Ys
What a great round of the legendary pre-Great Tortsament mini tortsament Round 1.
>Volcano! - Beautiful Seizure
This album sits somewhere between EAI and Screamo. That should tell you enough about how, at the very least, it was an interesting listen.
Except it wasn't just an interesting listen it was fookin Energy! Power! Creativity! Style! Substance! With these powers combined, this album creates WOW. So much variety and wonderful musical decision making all over this damn thing.
9/10 seriously good, wild shit.
>Sun City Girls - 330,003 Crossdressers From Beyond the Rig Veda
Awesome outsider-ish rock jams as are SSG's trademark. This album started and never stopped, moving through gamelan interludes, sparse yet engaging instrumental sections, and wacky ethnic cultural musical haberdashery.
Hot shit good shit but there must be a winner! And it is the ever on-point apparently Ricebeansandegg!
Yamir gets brownie points for the good rec though if that counts for something. I'm sure it does. Somewhere.
Warning - Warning (1982)
>progressive electronic, doom metal
Those primary genres really made me hopeful for what this album could sound like, and I'm fairly disappointed. Its not doom metal with thick layers of dreamy electronics, its really weird and wonky electropop with some doomy guitars and a laughably awful vocalist. Certainly enjoyable for the camp appeal, and the fact that it exists, and there's a few nice melodies and production techniques here, but overall its too cheesy and cheap sounding for its own good.
Indeedly do it is! Also...
>That The Doors score
oh yeah i did discover it because of droning you lmao
and i'm actually gonna listen to watching from a distance soon. my music player autism kinda flared when i was downloading it though. had the same problem with the death metal death and the proto-punk death.
i still liked it to be fair
>HOLY SHIT I fucking love this album.
SKAAAATING... on Happy Valley.... POOONNNNNNNNNNN.....unD!
Hats off when I live in the city where you can in fact legit go skating on Happy Valley Pond.
Fabio Frizzi - L'aldilà (1981)
I have to give this score credit for immediately appealing to the horror film lover deep inside me, it definitely conjures images of a trashy Italian horror film very well. But I really don't think I'm all too keen on this album as a whole. When it gets really symphonic and proggy its good, but the more standard film score and modern classical bits I don't like at all. It just sounds very cheap and unprofessional, qualities which I normally like, but not in classical music.
i am feeling a bit of a soundtrack binge coming up though.
One of these mornings bright and early and fine
Not a cricket, not a spirit going to shout me on
I go walking in the valley of the shadow of death
And his rod and his staff shall comfort me
Oh John, the wine he saw the sign
Oh, John say, "I seen a number of signs"
Tell a for the ark that wonderful boat
You know they built it on the land getting water to float
Oh, tell B for the beast at the ending of the wood
You know it ate all the children when they wouldn't be good
I remember quite well, I remember quite well
And I was walking in Jerusalem just like John
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
AMOEBAS ARE VERY SMALL
so much good music recently i need some awful music in my veins
Moondog - The Viking of Sixth Avenue (2005)
>avant-garde jazz, third stream
What does this comp even consists of? Cos it just seems to be a bunch of odds and ends from Moondog's many recordings, and if the odds and ends are this great I should probably check out his actual albums. A lot of really interesting percussion work here, and the final track is completely hypnotic and the shortest 10 minutes of my life. Some of it does get a little samey, but as a whole its still a great comp.
Update for yesterday because I couldn't find a copy of the album but I managed to scrape one from the bottom of the internet so yay!
>Ellis Marsalis - Whistle Stop
Ellis Marsalis, father of Wynton Marsalis (the man that literally killed jazz) presents a stale, predictable but still quite fine jazz album for all the world. Whistle Stop is exactly your average jazz affair: phenomenal playing, pretty fun tunes, mostly entirely devoid of emotion and longer, overarching musical dynamics (Everybody loves walking bass from front to back of a song and all playing in one tempo and at one intensity over it).
All that I admire about jazz like this is here, namely very solid technical performances. All that I really find loathsome about jazz like this is here too.
Credit where credit is due, this was a damned fine shitty jazz album. It was probably as much as I can ever enjoy a jazz album in this tired, "Do nothing new, because Miles Davis and Charlie Parker did it better than you ever can by yourself so you should just copy them and not ever try anything else." trend that has plagued r much of the genre for the past ~30 years.
The type of album you can skip through and hear exactly the same thing no matter where you land. Although it did have a few slower tracks to shake things up, and the tunes were actually pretty jive turkeyish, so it gets higher than the usual "Abolute drivel" for albums like this.
Firing up Samulnori now :0
just finished the seer, 8.5/10 easily. was like a mixture of Soundtracks For The Blind and Greed or Holy Money.
What next? I might do Lateralus because everyone who doesn't live under a rock has apparently heard it expect for me.
I got a little further through my chart, not many thoughts.
I can't seem to find Sealings. It will probably be replaced by Oblivion Access.
Good Morning /daily/!
I'll try to do the Sox challenge thingy today and listen to as much music as I can before leaving for Russia this Wednesday or Thursday. After that I'm flying home and I am not sure if they still got the internet in the mountains.
The Seer is dank. Very fun to play along to on a guitar.
where the fuck is this
>Samulnori - Record of Changes
I'm not going to pretend I enjoy folk music because it is old. I enjoy folk music for other reasons.
In certain cases, the timbres and rhythms are entirely outside what we hear in the western canon. In certain cases, a height and style of energy entirely unique is explored. Melodies and scales can also differ from those commonly used in the west, so it is also great to explore foreign folk music even if just to expand your inspiration for future musicianship.
So yeah folk music can be pretty cool. Samulnori was ehhhhh yeah okay pretty cool. Stylistically, it actually reminded me of the percussion works of Xenakis and Reich. In that regard it was interesting to think about the full circle of life, art and whatever, you know like philosophy and shit and how things move in cycles and whatnot.
But let's be real here, this is proto-music. It is as fully forned and engaging as early Medieval pre-theory sacred works. It's, like, yeah really cool that we can hear music like this today and reflect on the past but...
Folk music, when it comes down to it, often isn't massively interesting beyond its museumic properties. So usually I find folk music, and how much I enjoy it, being backed on things like performance quality, energetics, style and that sort of hullabaloo.
And in that regard this album just didn't do it for me. There seemed to be highs and lows in how it flowed but, perhaps its recording was at fault, they didn't seem to soar as profoundly as they should have. All was flat here, monotonous in many regards. Tempos changed, but the mood and intensity certainly did not.
5/10 for now.
But I still enjoyed the sentiment of it all. Potential to be bumped up a bit but maybe not.
Listening to the abortion of music itself, and gonna listen to a story about a flying saucer next and after that I'm gonna listen to Negativland's radio show
How meme is my listening queue and how meme is YOUR listening queue
it wasn't always like this
u could've saved me
I'm actually excited to listen to the flying saucer, it's a big cultural thing I never listened to. and negativland is the ultimate meme that's also very good
wew lad didn't think you'd be able to outmeme me
>the cunt hates the album
(not true by the way)
I have many trademark memes. I'm the Thomas Edison of memes.
>Envy - All the Footprints You've Ever Left and the Fear Expecting Ahead
The vocal performance is intense. The music is good post-rock-hardcore but a little bit too melodramatic and samey at times. This has been said countless times but it does sound like Sunbather, or rather Sunbather sounds like this.
Chlorine (2015) by Bruce Smear, recommended by good friend rodriguez
Read this, taken from the label's description: 'Bruce Smear's Chlorine is meticulous, liquid bass music. Compositionally smooth and precise, it mixes classic bass and New Jack Swing (Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Seal, Prodigy, etc.).' Let's ignore that this appears to be describing a particular form of music indigenous to the seventh circle of hell, for one moment. The spiel already assumes that the people at whom this EP is aimed will be too young to remember new jack swing, which is appropriate for music that could only have been made, distributed, and consumed through the internet. Furthermore, aside from the two and only JJ&TL, the examples helpfully provided to illustrate the style could only be described as such tangentially, at best. It pains me a little to think that the 1990s are already game for rewriting and revisionism, but that appears to be the mission statement.
Back to the 90s then; better not ask why. The substance of this seems to be an abuse of clichés - 'Come on!', 'Wooh!', orchestral stabs and the rest - patterned around rather more knowing beats and production. The joke is as unsubtle as it sounds, and I don't think it's a good one. Chlorine sits slightly above the upper level of YouTubePoop medleys and mashups, which is also an apt sonic comparison, as it happens.
At the end of the day, it's fun for somebody else, and I'm not one to tread on that. It's enjoyable in that respect, after all. There's nothing here so well-crafted as to be effortlessly danceable or genuinely interesting, but that's not the currency. It's a joke at somebody else's expense but it's hard to imagine anybody being offended. Harmless, but also curious: like watching a favourite film with a friend for the first time.
Someone recommended me Tigran Hamasyan when I asked for choral stuff. This was seriously great and a huge surprise for me. Haunting, ethereal. Pretty while still changing up its forumla. Highly recommend it, one of the better records from last year
Cute pun that I completely saw coming.
Might wanna drop your trip now.
Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On (2011)
Well I can see the potential here, but for most of the length of this album I was wishing it was, well, just better. Particularly during the songs, which are really quite tedious, and which make up most of it. The instrumental numbers are more experimental in sound, and they are rather good. If only there were more of them. In fact, no singing at all would be absolutely fine.
Of the songs - Bad Ritual and Black Water are the best of them, I guess, but not so good that I want to revisit.
(The first 16 seconds of Bad Ritual would make an awesome Portishead loop. That is a song I'd totally be down for.)
I just don’t know. On one hand, I can just say that all I heard was bits of songs/compositions/field recordings from various artists with a spoken word section over them. On the other hand, what I heard was a series of acted out stories that try keep soldiers away from being depressed. They sound so morbid, making the whole experience twice as depressing.
What’s even worse is a segment at the end of each piece. At first I thought it was just a multi-segmented first track but it popped up on every single track. The repetition acted as another depressant.
I will have to think about how exactly I should rate this first. I am going to rate the AFRTS work though with a 0/10. Fucking hell, just stamp some happy songs on that fucking record. The things you sent them would not only make them doubt their actions on the field, but also their life in general. I assume this was made for Vietnam and it was already as bad as it was. Considering I felt shitty after listening to the whole thing without things like “death on the frontline” on my mind, I can’t even imagine what the soldiers were experiencing.
Fuck this shit
my soul has been dead ever since Moral Orel's second season finale.
WHAT COULD PAWSIBLY GO WRONG?
>leaving for Russia this Wednesday or Thursday
Do you have any idea how many albums are there titled Simple Gifts? I don't, but I know there's more than one. Who made this particular monstrosity?
>mfw I go here too
Wanna go here together?
it's catch up day for me. I just listened to an 8-minute EP that features the guitarist from insect warfare: LYSOL S.S.
I would describe this as very lo-fi noise rock/metal combined with vocals that sound like they're from the black lodge. recommended to fans of Black Pus, Arab on Radar, and Insect Warfare.
>LCD Soundsystem – 45:33
James Murphy in collaboration with Nike brings you music to run too. Yeeeeeee.
LCD Soundsystem’s groovy, catchy compositional style works perfectly in this kind of setting: who doesn’t love running with rhythmic musical fun in the background.
The music of the 80s and 90s has always been a big influence in Murphy’s work, but here it’s more prominent than in every other album they have ever recorded. Funky basslines and tight drumming and synthpop, 80s electronic music in an alternative rock setting, deep vocal samples and gliding synths, and more. Not only it sounds really good to me, but the songwriting is also pretty excellent: since it’s just one big track composed by various movements, it kinda works like a DJ mix, so not only every song here floats into another seamlessly, but also every track slowly evolves and changes smoothly, thanks to Murphy’s ability to give life to complex layers.
I don’t think I will ever use this as my background music for running thought, because when the instrumental for “Someone Great” comes in, I will just sit down and contemplate my life and my decisions. But hey, that’s just me.
It’s fun, danceable and clever like in the best LCD Soundsystem’s tradition, not necessarily an essential listen, but if you like them you will like this.
Also I love how James Murphy admitted that he never tested this record on a treadmill like he said for promoting it, because he doesn’t jog. I love you my chubby hipster.
y know that AFRTS means Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, right?
i don't think an official band made this
goddamn rufus, just acknowledge well known facts and don't meme anymore.
That's it, i'm calling cyber police, you need to be stopped, you atheist humanist nerd and also actual real-life female
I don't know.
>Do you have any idea how many albums are there titled Simple Gifts? I don't, but I know there's more than one. Who made this particular monstrosity?
It's a meme, thought you'd know mememaster
does anyone have pic related? it's only in 128 on slsk and then some fuckboy tagged a 128 version as 320 so I am double disappointed
archive had diddly squat
nah man, it was all my least favorite aspects from campfire songs; too boring
>implying delving into the philosophical concepts of death and suffering can't be comforting to the enlightened
But of course you wouldn't know anything about that B^)
You can never stop the memes. Nobody can.
Yes, that is what I am.
who is your favorite and least favorite tripcode user?
>mfw I realize what day it is
So far I'm 100% unspooked and undepressed about this whole Simple Gift deal. Seems like perfectly reasonable new age motivational bullshit for people who are legitimately going through some difficult shit.
yeah i'm not really feeling it.
i mean it's a really cool historical piece, but it doesn't really work as a comforting piece because it's just bringing up depressing shit, and it doesn't work as a philisophical piece because anyone who is fucked up enough to feel the thoughts this record is trying to confront would know that it's just a spinning piece of plastic.
and the background music is just coming off as insulting. that outro segment is almost becoming comical.
i was invisioning some shit where it was like a compilation of pop music from the time with brief spoken pieces from each of the musicians giving motivational speeches to the soldiers. that might actually be making me tear up.
>Mike Love, Bruce Johnston & David Marks of The Beach Boys Salute Our Troops
i could see that
the fact that nothing on this record seemed to hint at its (supposed?) use yet makes me just not really give a shit about that
This is true.
This is also very true.
It's addressing depressive thoughts because it's meant for depressed people. I don't see how discussing this (very positive approach to) "depressing shit" could be depressing to anyone who hasn't been completely sheltered from anything of the sort, which I doubt you were.
Been a while since I updated this. Time to update this. Also gonna work with scores out of 5 from now on, using pluses and minuses to indicate an album might move up or down sometime in the future.
>Sun City Girls - s/t
How about that, more hit-and-miss stuff from SCG, this time with more hits than Horse Cock Phepner. SCG's absurd style of humor works here at points thanks to the Uncle Jim character (dude sounds like the average Trump voter), but this absurdism falls flat at other points, such as on "The Burning Nerve Ending Magic Trick", which is 5.5 minutes of the SCG dudes repeating the song titles in various ways. It's just a bore. As for the tunes on here, they're mostly decent rock jams with a few standouts that would later appear in different form on "Valentines". It's not exactly an essential album, but it being more focused on music and more successful at humor than HCP gives it a niche at least. 2.5+
>The G.M.G.N. feat. MC Rowe - Erstlive 005
Four hours of EAI is a lot!!! This thing consists of three discs, the first and third of which are very solid electroacoustic onkyo, comparable to Good Morning Good Night but less sparse and with more accessible tones. The disc sandwiched inbetween is a lot less minimalist, however. A lot more happens instrumentally and the samples of pop songs Yoshihide plays add a bit of extra fun to it. It's such a massive record that even attempting to dig into individual moments seems like a waste of effort, but I guarantee you that it's all good stuff. My only point of critique other than the fact that it's very long for a record that provides very little musical variation is the fact that some parts of discs 1 and 3 get a little too minimal for my taste. High-pitched drones only get you so far. 3.5-
>Richard Youngs - Beyond the Valley of Ultrahits
On one hand, it's completely unimaginable that Richard Youngs, with his love for uber-repetitive, sprawling songs would make a pop album. On the other hand, considering people like Jim O'Rourke pulled it off and it's not like Youngs is the most unaccessible artist ever, it kinda makes sense. And sure enough, there is some really appealing songwriting going on here. "The Valley in Flight" uses drony electronica and piano samples that harken back to Youngs' usual stuff, but the song itself is pure verse-chorus pop. "Radio Innocents" has a fantastic chorus underlined by a techno beat, bitpop elements and a sole guitar chord played all throughout the song. Indeed, the instrumentation on this album combines many musical elements Youngs has played with in the past and is formed into something that passes for pop. The buzzkill on this album, however, is Youngs' vox: while his vocals are nicely done on some tracks, on the closer and especially on tracks 4 through 6, three songs that already suffer from some of the more uninteresting songwriting on the album, Youngs just sounds out of tune. As a result, a big chunk of the album is just not good, which really hurts considering how great some of the tracks are. 3.0
>Sun City Girls - Bright Surroundings, Dark Beginnings
For me, SCG come into their own more when they play long jams, and that's exactly what's going on here. "The Venerable Song" is over 20 minutes of a guitar riff repeated ad infinitum, sometimes sped up, while the Girls play on percussion and sing gibberish. It's entertaining, but the vocals sometimes get a little too silly and the track is too long for what it's worth. The following two jams, both about 12 minutes long, are more successful. They pretty much sound like extended versions of noisy rock jams of Valentines, lo-fi and with clear Arabic influences. The first track feels like it needs more listens, but the rest of the album is very good. 3.0+
>Captain Beefheart - Lick My Decals Off, Baby
Closer to TMR (which preceded this) than Safe As Milk, yet definitely more accessible than the former due to more actual songs and a much more digestible running time. It's enjoyable, especially when Beefheart lets his inner bluesman run wild or when the free jazz influences from TMR peek around the corner, but there aren't a lot of true standouts. On the other hand, everything's consistently fine. Also, it's funny how much some of the instrumental passages here remind me of Sun City Girls' material. Cool album. 3.0+
>Frank Zappa - Lumpy Gravy
Well this is a little all over the place, innit? Despite being only half an hour, Lumpy Gravy manages to include rock improvisations(?), beautiful pieces of romanticism, chaotic free jazz, shit that sounds like circus music, cheesy surf rock, and lots and lots of samples of absurd conversations. I can't say I really knew what was going on while listening to this, and I can't say it's an entirely successful experiment, but I had a good time at least. 3.0
That's just cynicism at work. You can have several trained psychiatrists at every camp who are prepared to not only evaluate but treat everyone who might need it, or you can pay a studio to make a motivational record, print a couple thousand copies, ship them off to every camp, and hope nobody blows himself up with a hand grenade. One costs a fortune, the other's cost is negligible though it will hurt morale a bit.
Do you find, train, and ship off a bunch of psychiatrists, or save yourself some money by printing a couple of shitty records? You can buy more napalm with the money you saved with the records. You can drop napalm on gooks. Can you drop psychiatrists on gooks? Of course you can't. Do you want to throw shit on gooks? Of course you do. That's why you're there.
Sweetwater - Sweetwater (1968)
Pretty nice prototype for US psych-folk. Not going to shatter anybody's world, but the kind of uncomplicated and easy-going record that you could put on for just going about during the day to pretend for half an hour that the world is fundamentally a good place and that the solutions to all our problems are within easy grasp.
i'm just gonna post shit memes then
found this by googling shoegaze meme