It's the 22nd of October
The point of these threads, is to encourage people to look for new and interesting music. We do this by listening to, and ideally discussing albums we've never heard before. Many of us already listen to new music daily, these people are in it to venture "out of their comfort zone" by listening to albums they otherwise wouldn't have, or just to have a good time.
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>Roly Porter - Third Law
Claustrophobic, somewhat intense digital ambience or something. Lots of grandiloquence, occasionally sounding like a Hans Zimmer score, but this is undercut by the occasional banal melody and constant motion. Disorientating and alternately spooky and silly (did I hear Ligeti samples again? what is this meme?) Thought I'd enjoy this but I didn't get it. Sort of like Waiting for Godot, but without the fun.
Edgar Broughton Band - Wasa Wasa (1969)
I was expecting to like this, so, disappointed to find it a sub-par blues rock jam.
Nurse With Wound - Spiral Insana (1986)
An enjoyable mess of ideas crashing into and over each other. Side Two less successful overall than the Badalamenti-flavoured Side One, with transitions that are both more frequent and more abrupt. Hard to see myself with the desire to play this very frequently, mind you.
Einstürzende Neubauten - Halber Mensch (1985)
Ethereal and incredibly gritty at the same time. When I downloaded this I accidentally downloaded a cd version with some bonus tracks and I ended up listening to the bonus tracks believing they were part of the album. I know better now, but the bonus tracks were actually really great. Honestly if I didn't have a headache right now I may have rated this album higher so I'll have to listen to it again sometime, for now 7/10
I'm doing math homework
Solved an equation, answer was 11.
Without even stopping, I thought to myself, "It's not even funny".
You did this to me, /daily/.
I liked John Fahey
>Peter Walker - Rainy Day Raga
Pretty music. I actually like the tracks where the guitar takes the backseat to some flute and drums. A lot of these songs sound good though, even those that prominently feature the guitar. I did enjoy a bit of a break from solo guitar playing.
Today's gonna be more electronic stuff, I guess. Starting with Boards of Canada.
Well, Maria Mena was really boring except for two or three songs, plain ballad type music, not my thingy.
TLC had a little more highlights, but again wasn't anything special. I guess 'Waterfalls' is a fluke, because I love the hell outta that song.
Julia Holter is up next, right now!
Snow Borne Sorrow (2005) by Nine Horses, recommended by Thomas
This is an almost strange album which actually brings to mind Bowie's final offering in several ways - a tired and weary voice given reign over faintly contemporary sounds and ideas. Even where Blackstar is quintessentially 10s this is very, very 2000s, nowhere more so than in the clear, up-close production and constant doubling of the voice. The 'new' here could be the drum beats occasionally augmented with tempered glitches, or the striving for an intimate, quasi trip-hop feel.
I think this album hinges upon that very distinct soundworld, and far too much. Many of these songs push past seven minutes despite having little to say, and the album runs to an hour but feels a lot longer. David Sylvian's voice is dry, cracked, and miked closely, giving a familiarly brittle sound. It draws attention to his front-and-centre lyrics, which are sadly substandard and borderline cringey, garnering the image of a withered grandfather passing down supposedly deep knowledge which is actually hackneyed or self-evident (one song is titled 'The Banality of Evil'; draw your own conclusions).
I don't think there's anything to criticise when a band or album lean heavily on a single sound - my favourite band are notorious for that, too - but it hedges all bets upon the listener's taste for that sound. Being as drawn out and unconvincing as Snow Borne Sorrow is I can't pretend to have enjoyed much of it, but I won't hold that against Sylvian.
Finally finished this chart, will start the 2015 one now.
Album of the month would be Demonstration Tapes by Dolly Mixture, which I ended up liking slightly more than CTV and Oren. Shonay Shonay and Miss Candy Twist are both 10/10. Shonay Shonay may be slightly more 10/10.
I've got the idea of doing an entirely twee pop chart, but there's still two more charts to be completed before then.
Well, the music I'm hearing so far seems to have been done by electronic means. I suppose it's more accurate to call it downtempo or ambient, but it doesn't have the musical arrangement associated with classical, jazz, or rock.
feel bad for not posting in these threads, but w/e i get home late
>armand schaubroeck steals - ratfucker
good album. lyrically "gritty" proto-punk? rock n roll? w/ some kinda average instrumentation. imo sounds like if gg allin wasn't a punk and was heavily influenced by lou reed and iggy pop, but still did as much drugs. fav songs: ratfucker, buried alive, preteen mama
>the hit parade - welcome from the hit parade
some decent twee. although every song is p same-y, its a nice sound if you like lovey dovey twee. fav songs: forever, my favourite girl
>sk kakraba - songs of paapieye
def one of my favs this month. ghanan gyil player, regarded as the best by some. listen to it. watch a vid of him playing. shits dope start to finish.
>pope francis - wake up!
dont wanna talk shit on my nigga francis but p boring. maybe i wouldve enjoyed it if i actually understood what the fuck they were saying, not really tho most of it sounds like average ass catholic music, save for a few parts where there are some interesting synths.
>L'A Capone - Separate Myself
GBE - affiliate rapper, so its easy to guess how it sounds. most songs are about, ironically, murder with only two? songs straying from the hard-hitting drill. idk what to say, its 600, its GBE, its chiraq, its a good drill album by a very young nigga who had his life ended way too short. RIP LA. fav songs: i got it, some more, grindin
aight thats all i remember, will probably listen to the 2nd row this weekend
why?? genuinely curious
I've never really liked Lil Ugly Mane, but on this one I think his rapping sounds like shit, he can't pull off the aggressive El-P sound he was going for and his beats are unnecessarily abrasive and abstract to cover the fact that they aren't interesting. The whole album is like a worse version of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OGYSwgFJqE
Trick Dice was a much, much better release I thought.
But that's just my opinion, why did you feel it was a 9?
Anyone else want to be on this? I've already started it, by checking that Pratt was still 10/10, but I can always add more.
I also may have missed people who already asked to be on.
Also Givingbear, if you read this, how far have you got through this chart so far?
Oh, me pleas? I missed when this was going around I guess.
>Aine O'Dwyer - Music for Church Cleaners Vol. I and II
lol bc im a LUM dick-rider, and i do agree w/ what you've said, except i kind of like it all. i do feel like the instrumental pieces were v unnecessary, really my 9 is just for the good tracks (mainly grave within a grave) on it and the fact that it might be his last album.
i was also very high listening to it the first time and i was like DAMN, now that i think ab it more sober ill probs change my rating if i add more albums. and yeah Trick Dice was w/o a doubt much better and one of his best production-wise.
add songs of paapieye for me!! my '15AOTY by far
would you mind providing a download link for your album? i cant find it anywhere
At-least we're somewhat in agreement, despite our ratings being 6 apart. I'll have to see if I can get more into Grave Within A Grave at-least.
Also yeah, the production on Trick Dice is phenomenal. That Lucid beat especially, especially when the organ comes in, ridiculous.
Multiples of the same album are allowed, but I'll add Blackbird Raum for now. Wouldn't want to listen to Liturgy twice anyway.
>I Wrote Haikus About Cnnibalism in Your Yearbook - Discography
I love me some screamo but this release was too long-winded, considering there was little to no variation. Individually as separate albums the full length and the demo were good but thrown together it was a bit too much
Reposting listenalong link and template
>Ekatarina Velika - Ljubav (1987)
anyone wanna come sync and meme americlap politricks
yesterday I listening to Lulu and did not have a good time.
>Iron - Feeling Buried
i recall downloading this 2 weeks ago because torts made it and i wanted to see if he can make some good memes, turns out hes alright at it
This album is majorly some nice experimental, sorta minimal drone/ambient kinda stuff, quite good. Something Like Comfort reminded me a bit of Natural Snow Buildings, and that's always a plus. Heavy Girl is my favorite track, because of that nice saxophone bit, too bad my favorite part of the album was made by another artist. Rough Skin is also worth mentioning, the first part of the track has some sounds that resemble a train stopping at a station, which were very calming and fit perfectly with the song. The guitar [?] in it is also pretty good.
6/10 you did good, torts
this makes me interested, what other /daily/ trips have made albums too? i could do a mini tourney with just /daily/ artists, but i feel like it'll only be like 4-5 people so idk
one or two songs on the first disc are actually kind of enjoyable, but the rest of it is just pure fucking garbage.
Marginally, there's the occasional interesting sound, or cool atmosphere but they manage to ruin it pretty quickly. It's basically avant-era scott walker without any of the subtlety, atmosphere and with really generic thrash metal as a backdrop
I A M T H E T A B L E
anything need to be changed?
any suggestions from the daily "communi"ty
jesus christ, I started this chart on October 28. It has taken me 86 days to listen to 25 albums, I'm a fucking winner.
Various Artists - Music of Tanzania (2015)
>field recordings, ngoma, african music
This is some really nice stuff. The first disk is trad. african folk music, and a lot of it is really nice, the Sitoti tracks specifically. I can't get too into the more strictly vocal works, but they're still nice. The second disk is where its at though. Two 20-minute long field recordings of festivals. Honestly, before this, the only experience I've had with field recordings like that was Jeff Mangum's album, but this feels more lively, jubilant, and just all around more genuine. Great stuff.
i've only got one chart now! because i abandoned the bowie chart because i don't like to do charts with just one artist. idk why.
does anyone have this in decent quality? the youtube rip is complete boners
Have I Offended Someone is stuff that may have been offensive in the 80s, probably not the 90s-00s, and definitely not really today.
The only offensive ones could be bobby Brown Goes Down for having that line about rape, He's So Gay, Titties 'n Beer, Valley Girl, and Jewish Princess. Otherwise, the edgy premise it sets forth isn't even fully accomplished. Pretty mediocre, but if you wanted to know how Zappa shocked and awed the religious right in the 70s and 80s, give this a try.
Dub Room Special was a live album with a pretty god-tier line up (there aren't many not like this in Zappa's live discog) and some fantastic versions from a VHS recording Zappa released in 1982.
Broadway the Hard Way was perhaps the most contemporary Zappa has ever been, and I don't really mind. A lot of good satire, but very boring overall.
Ahead of Their Time has a concept similar to the project/object stuff, but mostly slightly worse renditions of amazing songs. This is one of the many that I have listened to that is exactly like this, however...
The Lost Episodes is exactly what I want from a Zappa posthumous release like this. Truly UNRELEASED material, and not just some random live show one time with no significance. Very little in the way of stories shared here, but the ones that are are short, have a point, and are genuinely interesting. If you are interested in the surface level of making early Mothers' stuff, give this a try.
The Yellow Shark I didn't care for at all. Just boring and shallow orchestral pieces done by a lot of talented musicians playing worthless covers of great music. I don't understand why Zappa had to think he needed to prove himself as a composer. Would anyone question this from the man who made Uncle Meat? Left a bad taste in my mouth, but I wouldn't un-recommend this album to anyone the way I would Francesco Zappa. Just know its very boring and kinda shitty.
I'm genuinely curious about all of these I have left, though not very optimistic.
Seems all of these will just be a recording of some live show at some time, and very little actual unreleased material. Like the Lost Episodes.
I might just skip over YCDTOSA. Sounds like a shitfest and the series all together is more than 13 hours. Kill me.
M'back from Indonesia, gonna dump a couple of reviews later, get HYPE
not hype at all tbqhwyl
on second listen at the moment, p nice stuff. didn't realise you were from Serbia (if that's the case)
waiting for onions for Chordslayer, it was the AOTY for one music journalist in Poland and I'm kinda leaning to check it out but humm
Sup, gardeners of /daily/, it's been a while.
I just got some old CDs from one of my uni teachers who wanted to get rid of them. Not a lot of great stuff (infact, a lot that I didn't take) but a couple of interesting ones in the lot.
Since I couldn't sleep last night, I figured I could go and rip the one that isn't already available online already, and figured it coud interest some of the /daily/ folks, so there you go.
I couldn't figure how to make EAC work correctly but at this point I am technologically retarded so it's consistent.
Taiwan : Music of the ethnic minorities
>trad / folk music, eastern Asia, Taiwan, shittily ripped
>liner notes and booklet translated from french by yours truly
>collection of short traditionnal songs fro mthe aborigenals of Taiwan. Focuses on sung material from local villages and churches and excludes the warrior dances and other war or hunt songs. Some of the songs on this record might actually be lost as of today.
Getting the whole package together was actually kind of fun. I'll see if I can somehow rip some of the vinyl records I have since a couple are nowhere to be found online, but shitty hardware prevented me to do so last time I tried.
You needed some more stuff?
Pelt - Ayahuasca
Krystian Zimerman - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 2
Ernst Karel - Swiss Mountain Transport Systems
Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds
Sandy Bull - Fantasias for Guitar
Henry Flynt - You Are My Everlovin' / Celestial Power
Bennie Maupin - The Jewel In the Lotus
>seems fun, downloading *__*
What did he mean by this?
I am proud of you. How's the mountain home? Does it make you feel a bit closer to our Lord and Saviour Robbie Basho?
Literally Hampus porn
Not making something piss terrible would be a good place to start :^)
Contrary to popular belief I'm actually p hyped to hear this in full
I'm almost done. Will most likely post final chart this month because the ones that aren't on Spotify have to be downloaded.
I'll be on the lookout in case you take any pics of your haul
good morning daily! I watched straight outta compton last night, solid but a bit too overblown. the guy who played eazy e was killer though. probably gonna spend today listening to nwa related stuff.
I love how like 6 people worked on it lmao
Alrighty fuck the other charts, nobody cares about them anyway
Need to find recs from the winnars of the tourney so I can get that one done and dusted
that's Givingbear, Kerr and Jimbon (who is dominating this thing)
I still haven't listened to the Ceephax album because time is an arsehole, I'll do it tomorrow at some stage
If you want my thoughts on the album ask me
Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban (1955)
>afro-cuban jazz, hard bop
Not impressed by this at all. Honestly, much more big band than afro-cuban or hard bop, and its not very good big band at that. Just really bland and forgettable jazz music, the stuff that pops into a 50-year-old suburbanites head when they hear the word "jazz". A few nice melodies here and there, and its technically immaculate, but I didn't enjoy it all too much.
>ju sei & Utah Kawasaki - U as in Utah
I don't really know what to write about this thing. It's more or less two separate albums, and while I really liked the meditative second disc, the first one was kind of a incoherent mess of half-executed ideas. It works sometimes, but more often than not frustrates me. I wouldn't give the first disc more than a 2.0, whereas the second disc might very well be a 3.5. The first disc is longer, so I guess it more or less averages at a 2.5 with a +, since I figure there is always a chance the first disc starts making sense after a while.
Gonna start an avant chart, give me your most avant album anon, challenge the fuck outta me
oh woops didn't realise i was still in this
if ur still looking for a rec
dead seas - head of wantastiquet, it's on soulseek
glad you enjoyed it so much
fire on fire - the orchard is my rec
Sachiko M, Toshimaru Nakamura & Otomo Yoshihide - Good Morning Good Night
Ghédalia Tazartès - Diasporas
Gorguts - Obscura
Incapacitants - As Loud As Possible
Keiji Haino - "C'est parfait" endoctriné tu tombes la tête la première n'essayant pas de comprendre quelque chose si tu te prépares à la décision d'accepter tout compris / Entre en toi-même cela se résoudra
Kengo Iuchi - 犬神と家畜
Hard mode (aka really long avant-memes, not for pussies who can't handle more than an hour of avant-memes):
Tony Conrad - Early Minimalism, Volume One
Keith Rowe, Sachiko M, Toshimaru Nakamura & Otomo Yoshihide - ErstLive 005
Supersilent - 1-3 (actually fairly accessible by EAI standards, just really fucking long)
Alan Silva - Seasons
God mode (only for real niggas):
goreshit - tomboyish love for daughter
PISS SPEARS - I CREATED PISSCORE
passenger of shit - floating with my poo
Sachiko M - Bar さちこ
Pick whatever you want from those. If you want only per person, go with Obscura.
yep, t b h it wasn't all 7s, I liked some of it, I haven't finished it yet
I can revive it if anyone really cares, just I have a heap of paragraph long reviews that would shit up the thread
Done that one mang, was pretty goud
on a side not, what is it with Avant Garde and Black and White
Rippikoulu - Musta seremonia (1993)
>death metal, death doom metal
Further proof that the more dirty and filthy the metal is, the more I like it. This could very well be some of the worst production I've ever heard on record, but it fits the music very well. Lots of nice, dynamic guitar playing, the blastbeats are nice, and the vocalist is very appropriately awful. Gets repetitive, as is the case with a lot of death metal, but its still good stuff.
i think the butthurt gets coaxed out of literally everything anybody says
might dig into some labels
what are some good labels
preferably not with huge catalogs because that makes digging harder
To continue with the black and white theme
>La Monte Young - The Black Record
Ghost Box is a pretty small, quaint label, and has a pretty specific sound and style
Nicolas Collins - It Was A Dark And Stormy Night
KANGASKHAN'SBABY - WORST HITS
Fat Worm of Error - Pregnant Babies Pregnant With Pregnant Babies
Djwwww & MC Play-Station® - *'~ 僕らのFANTASY *ﾟ+.｡:;+.:;｡+ﾟ*
Marcus Schmickler - Palace of Marvels (Queered Pitch)
Fuck, The Retarded Girl - Unplayable
Zubi Zuva - Jehovah
Komar & Melamid & Dave Soldier - The People's Choice Music
mhz_ - Get Mature Or Die Tryin'
Henry C. Rial - Raw Data HNW Made Out Of An ISO Of Alien Versus Predator 2
Speaking of trad and such, are you at all into polynesian folk music? I did have a couple neat experiences with it but it's apparently pretty hard to navigate through it while avoiding the terrible watered down or popified tahitian music.
I have very little experience with Polynesian music, but I would recommend this series of recordings.
>I don't really know what to write about this thing
No surprises there. Do you ever?
There's a group from where I live that calls themselves "NMA", Norrlännigar med attityd (Northswedes with attitudes). I laugh every time.
Uuuuh, looking through my library, I had two more that I recall were pretty decent.
Turtle Island Musical Memories (recorded by Steve and Beth Wood)
Fiji: Songs of Love and Homeland: String Band Music (Folkways)
first time trying this
i'm going to see a friend play tennis i will think of more albums later
does it have to be good though
how about some
Jandek - The Song of Morgan (do Put My Dream on This Planet if you reject this one)
Cosmos - Tears
Piano Avant-Garde: Recordings 1956-60 played by David Tudor
>John Fahey - Railroad I
Pretty standard John Fahey, if not a bit more 'ol-western-sounding. Pretty cool that the album is somehow aptly titled, but the songs themselves are pretty boring and short by Fahey standards. The tracks prominently featuring string bending are probably the best.
What a great review, you really summed up perfectly what the album is about. Your analysis of song structures and their implications is on point. 10/10 best review I've read on /daily/ ever.
try hans krusi - ex hk. (really organic sounding sound collage and field recordings)
godz - contact high with the godz (weird folk played by people that never touched their instruments before recording)
aube - sigh in depressive blue (noise where the only source for sound is the human respiration)
I'm pretty sure that if I personally listened to this my ears would be fucked forever, but the concept is interesting
is this what a review must be to you? analysing song structures and their implications?
if I never heard an album I probably wouldn't want to read that before listening to it. call them what you like but these short "summaries" of their opinion on the album are what makes me want or not want to listen to the album
It is pretty much true though.
Anything published in Music Analysis. But no really, I don't have any. I don't read anything and just like to shit on people.
I also don't know any specific works of avant-garde, I just know the general trends right now are dicking around in supercollider and polystylism. Not noise.
>tfw literally just found out my old friend's old band is playin near me in about half an hour
Uh, no, noise was certainly not avant-garde in 2008 and that absolutely includes Merzbow. Pop-avant.
Then every thread shall also be a plane thread at one point.
Planes are nice.
You have no idea.
hunting givingbear and Kerr
Does this get better than the second track? cause if it doesn't i'm just gonna not hear it
Palmbomen is outsider house that rides on reverb similarily to Actress but is much closer to chicago house in the mood. Pretty cool but the videos that go in pair with this record on youtube made it seem cooler than it is
this is, add it to your list
>Jackson C Frank
Somewhat generic but Frank does his songs with a lot of passion and emotion which I guess is what atleast somewhat elevates it from being more than just straightforward 60's folk. There are a couple of terrific songs on here but there are also a few duds. One listen is enough
>Marnie Stern - This Is It And It Is It And .... Is It
Did not expect this to be what it ended up being. Not very memorable unfortunately. Honestly not sure where I found this one, maybe I just googled "most ridiculous album name"
Could someone ID the albums that aren't inside the red squares?
yes I know these may be all shit but plz help
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia (one of the only good Steven Wilson Joints, try out Fear of a Blank Planet as well)
Candy Claws - Ceres and Calypso in Deep Time
there's a Modest Mouse one as well, a B-sides album
other than that yur shit outta luck
Ceephax - Cro Magnox
enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would, I expected it to be dark, which it was. Very danceable though, not as industrial as I expected
I'll probably bang this out through my car stereo at night sometime (when I eventually get enough money together that is)
CFCF isn't exactly ambient, well it's not the "it all blends together" kind and is relatively variable. Features vocals on one track that made me think of laughing stock. Mostly reliant on synths. Also in some places (esp at the end) it utilises pulsation a bit like in some Reich pieces. Good 2015 record.
wew downloaded this list plus all the mu core charts. excited to listen to both madonna and GMGN
>The avant-garde (from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard", literally "fore-guard") are people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics. The avant-garde pushes the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm.
Noise music does not do this, as it has been around in the modern form for over 40 years, and in some form for about 100 years. Stop trying to push a burden of proof fallacy - my claim is negative.
Watched this yesterday and was really pleasantly surprised. The third act was, ahem.. brutally shocking.
I still need FlyingIceWizard to rec me an album from 1960-1964
I've been gone for a long time
but now I return
going to start dumping reviews
it was made entirely using a single source of sound - human breathing - and nothing else. Aube was literally the only one doing this, with heartbeats, water, and general non traditional instruments
I still don't like this as much as I feel like I'm supposed to
I like the lyrics but I feel like the production and song style is a bit hit and miss and the whole package is too heavy-handed for me to more than moderately enjoy it
if the whole album was songs like 'The Words that Maketh Murder' and 'In The Dark Places' then it'd be amazing but it isn't so it's a 7/10 for me
here comes the synopsis
Beck- Mellow Gold
In his debut album, Beck paints himself as a sort of demented Bob Dylan, with crude Dylanesque abstract lyrics amid an odd folk landscape. A good example of what I'm talking about lyrically is the song Pay No Mind, where he sings "give the finger to the rock n roll singer dancin on your paycheck ". While Beck's lyrics are abstract and border on nonsense poetry, they are also relatabe. His songs are about familliar concepts, like relationship trouble and his hometown, but are told in an abstract humourous way. The instrumentals are mostly acoustic guitar, accompanied by harmonica, hip-hop inspired drums, and the occasional odd electronic sound.The hip-hop influence is not just noticible in the drums, and I'd go as far to say that some of the songs on the album are straight up alt hip hop. This album also manages to not be afflicted by one of my biggest problems with folk albums, which is that there often isn't much variety with the music. For example, there is a track full of electronic sounds and distorted singing followed immediatly by a track with unaccompanied guitar, followed by a track that is mostly fuzzed out vocals and boom bap drums. This album totally exceded my expectations, and I definitely recommend it.
well, as long as there's doubt, I still think it's still an album that Stylo should listen to, even if it's not as avant as i believe. Im pretty sure he hasn't heard something like that before.
My Bloody Valentine- Loveless
At its core, this album is really just pretty generic alt rock. Its main strength is tricking you into believe otherwise, and it's fantastic. The guitars are coated with a layer of dreamy noise, and the vocals are distorted from words into something with the sonic texture of clouds. My main issue with Isn't Anything is that I could almost hear what the lyrics were, but it was just distorted enough so that I couldn't , which was super frustrating. Here, it's distorted enough that you can't hear what's being said unless you know the lyrics, which is great. It's a bit of a meme to say that this album sounds just like the cover looks but it really does. Also, To Here Knows When may just be the greatest song ever.
4.5/5 for now, if it holds up then it's definitely a 5/5
Depeche Mode- Violator
The 4 singles are neat synthpop songs, and the other 5 range from mediocre to bland trash. This would be better if it wasn't marred by the outdated 80s sound.
LCD Soundsystem- Sound of Silver
To be honest, I don't really know what to say about this album other than it was a massive improvement from the s/t and New York I Love You, But You're Bringing Me Down is probably the only time a power ballad type song will not sound cheesy.
Herbie Hancock- Thrust
Bland jazz funk. There was definitly some grooves there, but they were terribly boring 5 minutes into the songs, let alone 9 or 10.
John Coltrane- A Love Supreme
Coltrane's saxophone enlightens us in a 4 part suite. The 1st part is a brilliant show off of Coltrane's saxophone skills by essentialy being one long sax solo building up to the chant of the album's title, backed by the wild percussion and subdued piano. the 2nd movement is more subdued than the first, but still has fast percussion, and Coltrane's wild sax moves. This movement is less of a solo though, and lets the pianist shine for a minute in a nice solo. Movement 3 opens with an incredible drum solo that lasts for about a minute before diving back into another piano solo, better than the last, which lasts for a good while. In fact, almost half this movement has no sax from Coltrane at all. It soon returns, screaming like it hasn't before. This entire album is on an upward drive, and it seems like we are close to reaching climax. It is somewhat brought back down by a drum solo, and the bassist finally gets his chance to shine with a solo after that, and honestly it's probably the weakest solo on the album. Movement 4 features Coltrane performing a feat many can only dream of. It is absolutely mind blowing that Coltrane not only can max his sax sound like it is singing, but write a poem, then sing the poem through playing the saxophone. Even without the poem, this part is impressive, but adding it into the mix is the distinction between wonderful and perfect.
All noise sounds essentially the same, and the author is dead, the end result is what matters. This is why noise should've died in the late 70s or early 80s, with a short revival in the mid 90s for digital noise.
Gucci Mane- Trap Back
I had an amibition to someday listen to every Gucci Mane mixtape and album on RYM. This would make or break it, and I think I'm going to keep going.
This , as the youth say, bangs hard. It's a bit of a buzzword, but pretty much every track is a certified banger. For an hour of trap bangers, it suprisingly never really gets too stale or boring. One of my biggest complaints about this is while DJ Holliday's adlibs aren't super annoying, they were pretty tiring after an hour. Also his little monologues at the beginning/end of tracks were super weird, and half the time were stupid annoying and half the time absolutely hilarious. Gucci has a nice voice and lyrically he's nothing specialy, but he has some pretty great punchlines. The features are alright, but there are some standouts, notably the two features from 2chainz . Also the Tetris theme sample in Get it Back is possibly the greatest sample in a hip hop beat ever.
"Karate Kid, but I don't even know karate
kush got my eyelids low like Mr. Miyagi"
"Bladder piss a lot of pink
cause that lean I like to drink"
"Red watch and red chain by diamonds on they period"
Madlib- Shades of Blue
Madlib sifts through the Blue Note catalouge, and he works his magic on the samples he finds. Madlib's beats are simple to the ears, but are fairly complex layered works, not just a loop and some drums. A major complaint with this is the number of interludes that are just ex- Blue Note artists saying something about Madlib, but I understand that Madlib is probably pretty proud he could get those people to say that, but it wasn't really necessary at the end of every track. The jazzy beats are pretty good, but most of them could be 30 seconds to a minute shorter and I could still get the same experience from it.
Bad Brains- Bad Brains
The first thing I noticed that was a big difference from most DC Hardcore is the guitar solo on the first track, which is fairly uncommon. What Bad Brain do have in common with the DC hardcore scene is energy, and they have plenty. Every track here is bursting at the seams with energy and intensity. The bass playing on this album is very good for a hardcore album as well. One big problem here, which is a problem of the whole hardcore movement is that a lot of the tracks sound really similar. The major way this tries to break that distinction, and set itself apart from the entire punk movement is having several tracks of straight reggae/dub, which provide nice interludes from the punk energy. The sequencing of the tracks in this respect is great, and my favorite moment of the album is when the lamenting Leaving this Babylon segues in to the angry and intense Fearless Vampire Killers.
Big Black- Atomizer
The guitart tone here is probably the most interesting thing. The metallic scraping is an interesting way to convey noise. I like how underneath the noisy guitar tone you can hear almost pop sounding melodies. Albini's screaming vocals add a lot to the music, especially with the dark lyrics of murder and immolation and molestation. Albini knows how to create atmosphere, and this whole album as a dirty atmosphere.
Mayhem- De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
This is what true kvlt metal sounds like? This sounds like a hardcore punk song and an Iron Maiden song played at the same time, and I'm loving it. So far the only thing I don't really like is that the growls are kind of drowned out but I don't mind that too much, because it doesn't seem like he's saying much more than the title of the song. Where can I go buy corpse paint?
Butthole Surfers- Locust Abortion Technician
Sweat Loaf is probably the best distillation of the BHS sound. Noisy ridiculous, and with unrelenting energy. It picks you up and doesn't let you go until the album's over. A highlight of the album is the two songs built around manipulating odd found sounds. While the songs here are good, they lack substance compared to Psychic.. Powerless.. Another Man's Sac. The last track is absolutely terrifying and is probably my favorite BHS song.
Gucci Mane- The State vs. Radric Davis
This album is a lot harder than Trap Back, but it's lows are a lot lower, especially that akward middle section with the R&B hooks. Usher's is annoying yet charming at the same time, but the discout Justin Timberlake hook is super annoying. This might even be a 4 + if it was 15 minutes shorter without any of the tracks with R&B hooks. Also Sex in Weird Places makes me question whether this is serious or not.
Today I decided to do a little experiment. All three albums here are about the same length (approx 38 mins), and are all 3 very different genres. I want to see which feels the longest and which is the shortest
Iggy Pop- The Idiot
The Bowie influence on this album is obvious from the get-go. The intro of Sister Midnight sounds a lot like a Bowie song but I don't know which one. Despite being post punk, Iggy still retains his hard rock edge, especially notable on the guitars on songs like Dum Dum Boys. Iggy's voice is much different from Bowies, locked in a very low range. It reminds me a lot of Ian Curtis's voice, and it's easy to see that this album is a clear influence on Joy Division and a lot of the other post punk bands of that era. A major complaint is that the songs that are longer have no right being as long as they are, making the record drag on and some points.
Gucci Mane- Trapology
I heard this tape was a dissapointment. Whoever said that was straight wrong. The production here, like every Gucci tape so far is top notch, and the features mostly decent, even Fetty Wap came through. Father, Lil B, Riff Raff and Snoop Dogg were all unexpected features that were dope. Even Soulja Boy was alright for a Soulja Boy feature in 2015. One thing I noticed is that Gucci sounds slower and deeper, which makes me wonder if this tape has a lot of phoned in verses or if all of this is from the vault. Gucci apparently has still not realized that an R&B hook isn't gonna sound good, and Ass Everywhere is no exception. All in a Day is also pretty lackluster, although that's probably because of the overflow of nobodies rapping on it. The real standout track is Break Down, mostly because my fetish is 808 cowbells. Also, of course I have to mention that "French accent" on Pari.
Glenn Gould- Bach: The Goldberg Variations 1955
I don't know very much about art music. Already I notice that all of the songs are very short, and I have to ask, what exactly consitutes a variation? It seems like a series of 30 somewhat similar piano pieces, am I close to right? Anyways, Gould seems like a great player, and this material is nice, especially in the 30 to 45 second mini songs it's presented it. Tomorrow I think I will listen to the 1981 performance and rate the two in comparision to each other, so I can geta feel for the piece itself. One of the only critical things I will say about this is that while it was a risky move to have a very quiet noise performance in the background, I think it worked pretty well.
Glenn Gould- Bach: The Goldberg Variations (1955)
The more I listen to it, the more I dislike it, mostly because while yesterday I said I prefer the shortness of the variations, they don't allow for any ideas to get fleshed out to much. This seems like just a load of showing off, allthough Gould does deserve to show off, the man plays like a machine. I just can't get over the fact that this just sounds like technical piano wankery
Glenn Gould- Bach: The Goldberg Variations (1981)
This recording immediatly appeals to me much more. The old man hums are much better than the young man's, and I appreciate that this time Gould puts the focus on the piece itself rather than how fast or well he can play it. The transitions here are much better as well. The 55 recording does have a sense of finality when Gould hits the variation's final note, but the way the aria flows into variation 1 here is absolutely beautiful. But as much as I enjoy this, I don't think that variations are really my thing. Maybe I need to listen to them more, but 30 tracks of piano noodling gets pretty old after a while. I need to sit on this one while, but I don't think solo instruments are a thing I'm into
Miles Davis- Sketches of Spain
Not sure how, but this whole thing feels like classical music. I'm fairly confused to how third stream gets such a different sound, but I digress. The thing about it is, as impressive as it is to sound all grand and classical, this isn't really that great. Miles is a great trumpet player(I especially like when he made the trumpet sound like a squeling pig on Solea), but the rest just sounds like cheesy music for a Spanish themed Disney cartoon. It's pretty good for cheesy Disney cartoon jazz though.
Polvo- Exploded Drawing
Math Rock with vocals is not something I thought would work as well as it did here. Polvo isn't really that math rock though, they also have a pretty big indie edge, sort of an inbetween of Don Cab and Pavement. The almost power pop esque guitars in the abstract mathy song structures is a combo I like.
Gucci Mane- Trap House
So this is where it all started. Pretty hit or miss, especially with the beats. When it hits (specifcally Black Tee and That's All off the top of my head) it hits pretty well. Nobody here (except maybe Bun B) is at any kind of level comparable to where they'll be later.
John Coltrane- Africa/Brass
Africa is now my favorite Coltrane song, but the other two don't really do too much for me, especially the version of Greensleeves that lasts for entirely too long without going anywhere.
Don Caballero- American Don
The Don's percussion heavy mathy sound is something I always enjoy, but not so much here. The drumming seems to take a back seat to the guitar here, and while it's hard to complain considering Ian Williams is a great guitar player, it doesn't really feel like Don Cab without all of the drum freakouts I expect from Damon Che. Overall, this album has a somewhat subdued feel that I don't really like
Didn't like Scum.
I even got bored a little bit but Parasites revived my attention for the last few minutes. The "solo" was probably the highlight of this record, they should've done more of that. M.A.D. was also nice, but pretty much all tracks used a combination of the same grind and some uninteresting thrash riffs.
so which one felt the shortest?
I didn't look at the runtime, so I was really surprised when it ended
but it was a good surprise, because relatively early I thought the album had an incredible energy, but I doubted I would like this for very long. But I had a great time.
So yeah, really really well done album
>I'm almost done. Will most likely post final chart this month because the ones that aren't on Spotify have to be downloaded.
Oh, cool. Interested in seeing how you went, especially with JP.
Just recently had my "watch Straight Outta Compton and listen to NWA" phase.
The best thing any of them did is Eazy E's It's On EP. Still A Nigga is secretly the greatest.
The first NWA album is also worth a listen from an "it being interesting" point of view, or at the very least to be enlightened by Panic Zone.
How did you like Furry Things?
Also Star - Devastator is my next pick.
y did he gotta use the unfinished version tho? baka
>Robbie Basho - Visions of the Country
I was really surprised by the vocals. They really made the album, and the whole thing had fantastic epic atmosphere. May bump the rating up with subsequent listens.
>8/10 maybe 9/10
I think I'm going to listen to his son's album next.
A nice ride, nothing too crazy. Look forward to STGSTV.
>The Mountain Goats - Beat the Champ (2015)
I'm not sure if this album grew on me throughout the listen or if it just got a lot better as it went on. The slower sound on Luna, Unmasked and Hair Match were so good, when I found myself not being able to connect at all with the faster more folk-punk elements from the earlier parts of the record.
Potentially on my next listen I'll find myself liking the first half the record, if that happens the rating will go up a fair bit, obviously.
Best Track: Luna, by a lot.
Also figured I should post a version without my scores, as I'm done updating this. It looks too perfect to be changed now.
>Jeff Rosenstock - We Cool? (2015)
I liked the concept of this album, the idea of it being an anthem for punk kids who are now adults is pretty cool. Unfortunately it's kind of bland, with every track just kind of being the same, with tracks only standing out if they're particularly bad like The Lows. That's not to say it's terrible, but it's just incredibly uninteresting musically.
Best Track: Polar Bear or Africa
TOTBL, If You're Feeling Sinister, The Holy Bible, The Reckoning, Surf's Up, Fear of Music, STGSTV and Dusk at Cubist Castle are all amazing, most of the rest are at least good
It's time. There is nothing you can do about it, so have the schematics of the Luftwaffe's fastest propeller powered plane.
Despite its relative light looking frame, the Dornier 335 could store a good ton of bombs, a good way to compensate for the lack of bombers past 1944 after so many were lost during the Battle of Britain. Or at least, it should have been so as only a handful were actually used by the Luftwaffe. The plane was rushed into production but some issues with the engines manufactoring lines considerably delayed the delivery.
Infact there were so few of them that only one authentic Do 335 remains today, and it was captured by the americans, straight out of the plant and fully operational. Puzzled by the double propeller and vaguely aware of its performances and satisfactory speed/cargo ratio, they took it and slapped an vomit-inducing USAF marking on it.
the main frame of the Do 335 ws intended to be modulable in order to have many possible variants, something many german manufacturers boasted at the time, ranging from varying armement to entirely different functions, such as a model intended for scouting with an additinal seat, separated from the pilot's cockpit. Increasd visibility plus the great speed and stability provided by the dual piston structure could indeed have mande an excellent tool for altitude mapping and scouting.
It's not my fault german engineers were batshit insane and the Luftwaffe command flooded them with ridiculous demands.
That said some sovietic stuff was groovy too, but that's another story for another thread.
A rarely mentionned issue with the Do 335 however is how frail its front landing gear is. For many planes of the time, the landing gears were placed in a triancular pattern with the point of thr triangle at the tail ant the side on the wings, at the front. from 1943 onward however, we started to have what would then become the standard configuration. The need for more air penetration of jets has a lot to do with it. This was however one of the first attempts of Dornier at this landing gear patterns and the single front gear was known to have problems handling the stress, vibration and shocks alone while the two back gears had it attenuated already.
>not being /planey/
>unironically being in the infantry
btw tbqh familia smdh
Another forgotten technical detail is the shape of the plane itself. The easily recognizable cylindrical front turbine and the dorsal hump that provide great air penetration, much mmore than most of the other planes by Dornier, is actually a call back to some early WWII italian and romanian designs notorious for their manuvrability and steady flight (see IAR 80 and 81, Reggiane 2002, etc).
Unlike those however, the Do 335 had some considerable firepower in store.
We need more planes first.
Like this Do 335 that had a lot of issues during its devlopment due to all the necessary controls taking that much room (due to maaging the specific engines separately and actively). In order to have a ejectable seat that worked, the seat needed a very important impullse in order for nothing to get caught in the back propeller. the engineers of Dornier found a solution with exploding bolts (that sadly made the cockpit a lot more vulnerable to unpprecise shots and stray bullets) and double jettison levers to make sure that the force was equally reparted and the seat was ot chopped by the propeller, and also to make sure the eploding bolts were not accidentally blown by a sudden move.
Overall,the Dornier 335 was in an odd spot in history. Before its time in certain concepts, design elements and technicities, but also too late considering the unavoidable takeover of jet powered planes.