Where did he go? edition
James Ferraro has deleted his instagram and twitter account after a supposed breakup with his gf. Does anyone have any more details on this? Any info would be much appreciated.
James apparently cheated on his fiance. Pretty bad stuff.
James, while a nice guy, is definitely a major liar and uses people to no end. Anyone connected with him will tell you this.
this is his older label btw, some posts here show he scammed his fans by paying for albums that dont even exist
i have also heard the dude's skipped out on CD orders and sold them on sites like Discogs
i love the dude's music but he has just done some shady shit
What are your thoughts on Mike Patton's body?
I'm not familiar with his discography, but is it not possible that these certain releases were just never catalogued anywhere else? If someone's prolific it's no surprise that there would be rare releases.
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Anon forgot the most important thing about a general. But that's okay.
Has alot of stuff, even stuff from other aliases. But I'm quite sure that there is plenty still missing. See pic: all this, plus 35 albums, 9 EPs, 2 mixtapes, and 2 live album all under his own name. Granted, many of his aliases only have 1 release, but that's still a fucking ton. Also, The Skaters have alot of releases as well. And if you like all of that, you might like Spencer Clark, the other half of Skaters.
There are essentially two major eras in James Ferraro's music: The lo-fi, more ambient/drone/noise-leaning stuff (his hypnagogic pop stuff), and his current stuff, which is much more hi-fi and influenced by R&B and Hip-Hop (Except Far Side Virtual), and thematically focuses on the presence of technology in our day and age (at least that's how I see it.
His most well-known release is Far Side Virtual, which you've probably heard of. If you want the R&B/hip-hop-type stuff, listen to NYC, Hell 3 A.M., but be prepared for some weird music. If you want the hypnagogic pop stuff that's more song-oriented, listen to Night Dolls With Hairspray, a twisted, very lo-fi take on hair metal and 80's rock music. If you want the "AM Radio" vibe he has sometimes, start with On Air, or Feed Me (iAsia is a personal recommendation from Yours Truly). If you want more ambient material, start with Marble Surf, which is probably his most pretty-sounding release, even though it still has that slight air of kitsch/irony about it.
Those should give a pretty good idea of what he's going for with his releases. So from there, you can go any which way, in my opinion. You most likely are not gonna love every single thing he has. But there are some cool moments and sonic ideas on display throughout his discography.
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Also, I should mention: I still haven't really scratched the surface too much with his music, so I guess I'm not exactly an expert, but the one's I recommended should still be a good introduction to his work.
even tho this is interesting info, this still doesn't prove that he cheated
One of the things I really like about Ferraro is that even though I may not like some of the releases I've heard so far (at least not that much), they're still very interesting in concept.
There's Blunt/Ferraro collab. live album is called Watch The Throne. They are almost totally literally the Jay-Z and Kanye West of weirdo electronic music.
I don't know which would be which, bt dubs.
>tfw James will never release NYC God with the vocals
I would argue JF should be broken up into three parts.
Which is everything from the Skaters up until 2007
>Hypnagogic Pop Ferraro
Which is still kind of ambient lofi but more melodic, from Lamborghini Crystal up until 2011
Which is his most famous stuff, starting at 2011 with Condo Pets EP.
Hypnagogic Ferraro is my favorite, Night Dolls is absolutely amazing.
Scratch that, I was thinking of GOD OF LONDON.
Yeah, I wasn't quite sure whether I should have separated the Hypnagogic Pop and the earlier stuff, so I just lumped them together. I do agree, Night Dolls is a gem.
I think its perfectly fine to not like some of his stuff since he has a sprawling discography, not all of it is going to appeal to everyone and some of it is definitely mediocre, but you're right, even then the ideas are still interesting by themselves.
Where is OPN in all this?
OPN is a bit hard to place in relation with Blunt and Ferraro. Musically, they are actually quite a bit different, but he did appear with Ferraro, Laurel Halo, and a couple other artists I haven't heard of on a collaboration project called FRKWAYS, though I'm guessing this isn't new information for you.
Rifts is a goddamn masterpiece.
same guy as>>61975820
If I can be a real hipster fuck for a sec, I guess I'd get more specific and say that Blunt and Ferraro are the Jay-Z and Kanye West of Hypnagogic Pop.
OPN is one of my all-time faves, but I don't know who I would compare him to, in terms of status.
said, they were all essentially part of the same scene, OPN and Ferraro have collaborated multiple times, so I think it's safe to include him.
The main issue is that their scene is just the broad concept of "left field".
Yeh, the "left-field" thing you mentioned is kinda what I was going for. I just don't have enough brainpower at the moment.
Ariel Pink is the [insert objectively best rapper] of Hypnagogic Pop, in my opinion. He's the real deal, my nigga. No lie, he's my third-favorite musician. My favorite died in 1991, and the other died barely even two weeks ago.