It's the X of Y.
Listen to new music, show off your library, whine about your backlog, tell us what you have been listening to today and what you will listen to in the following year, just let the memes flow in.
>chart your listening quota
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>Site with templates, OP covers, archive, & random shit
Most importantly, get taste!
Previously, on /daily/: >>62010818
lets all just make a pact to ignore hampy, alright?
Space - Magic Fly (1977)
>space disco, eurodisco
The title track is great, but the rest of the album is bland, uninspired eurodisco that falls more into the realm of europop and pop soul then it does actual disco. And it is really not all that spacey for a band called "Space".
Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball (1995)
The real draw here is the production by Daniel Lanois and the way it intertwines with Harris' ethereal and effectively twangy voice. The instrumental work is nice, the collaboration with Neil Young is nice, the melodies are simple but effective, but nothing about this album grabs me or sticks out in my mind. It can't seem to choose whether it wants to be a country album or a really poppy dream pop, so it kinda goes halfway between both. Its still nice, but a bit confused and really safe.
musical abortions disappointed me but i shouldve expected that from a meme
what.cd and soulseek are good
what.cd (private tracker)
rutracker (public tracker, but you have to register and it's russian so use Chrome)
the archive at rbt.asia/mu/ (search for "artist - album mega")
Says this nerd.
>Edwin Starr – Hell Up In Harlem
decent soundtrack, hadn't much contact with soul before, and while I definitely enjoyed it, I don't see myself returning to it
>Ahmad Jamal Trio - But Not For Me: Live at the Pershing
really entertaining instrumental stuff, fun tunes the whole time
>Sufjan Stevens - Enjoy Your Rabbit
best Sufjan album by far
>Pg.99 - Document #5
awful vocals, uninteresting instrumentals
>João Gilberto - João Gilberto
good for awhile, but gets boring quickly
>Nails - Unsilent Death
powerful, energetic, exhausting, almost too long
>Sokolov - Schubert & Beethoven
great performance (no comparison on the Schubert side tho)
the brahms lullaby was a nice round-up
>Gun Club - Fire of Love
really fun punk style stuff with other influences mixed in
>Throbbing Gristle - In the Shadow of the Sun
boring, decent atmosphere, may work better in the film settiing
>Tuxedomoon - Desire
a bit unremarkable, but I remember enjoying most parts
>Luke Haines - The Oliver Twist Manifesto
super fun grooves, but they start to get slightly annoying after awhile
>Frenesi - Cupra
cute, cutesy sugar
almost too cute
where is my beautiful tourney pic?
this faggot is going to win easily
wheres that pic of you three being This Heat?
wow im literally getting rigged out of my win
thx for posting this in case yamir is a closet homosexual, might rig things back in my favour
How is Desire unremarkable u dip
when did that happen
Going through this right now done with the first two tracks. The second track (If You're So Smart Why Aren't You Rich?) was cool with its chromatic stuff, but really didn't move around or go anywhere it's like a 3/5 composition.
Stay On It, the first track...holy shit this hit WAY to close to home for me. Not gonna lie part of me wanted to cry, but I haven't been able to cry at all since I was 10 so no crying. If I can give it a 10/5 I would, but yeah 5/5 composition for me personally probably irrational but w/e.
>wow im literally getting rigged out of my win
no you arent i picked the wrong album
>thx for posting this in case yamir is a closet homosexual, might rig things back in my favour
you cant bribe me with your looks
Well at least it looks like I'm winning anyway since you called the thing I'm up against "boring" so I'll let it slide.
>no you arent i picked the wrong album
R I G G E D
>you cant bribe me with your looks
just wait till u see my ass on liveboycams
If You're So Smart... is easily the least impressive thing on there. The Holy Presence and the nigger trilogy tho...
So I listened to pic related
Actually not bad, i bet he had a lot of fun making this, as there are a lot of pretty sounds; but one hour of it where it doesn't shift dynamics and stands still (while being completely everchanging) felt really heavy. The end lock groove was surprising. Overall hard to digest, but my ears weren't ringing as much as I expected. I'm very hyped to see zaitkratzer's rendition now.
2.5 seems about right
The Hhy & the Macumbas' Throat Permission Cut is something you should check out for some tribal ambient with some stuff thrown in on top.
ERUDITEY if you're here
What version of Ramleh - Hole in the heart should i listen to for the tourney? The cassette with 4 tracks or the extended bonus thing that lasts an hour and a half
>John Fahey - Womblike
Really out there for Fahey, this album features a pretty weird fingerpicking style (at least unusual for Fahey in its brutal simplicity) buried under loads of drones, musique concrète, and improvised-sounding electric guitar-ish stuff. While I should've enjoyed this album based on that description, it really wasn't all that great. Some of the songs are decent, but nothing really floors me. Fahey combines his characteristic playing style with electric sounds better on City of Refuge desu. The last track is the longest track is the best track for sure.
Oh yeah, that entire album is gold, but the weakest track is definitely If You're So Smart. What Term said basically. Nigger trilogy is probably the best part of the album, but I really love the Holy Presence of Joan D'Arc (including the intro).
Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle (1967)
>baroque pop, art pop, psychedelic pop
Parks' talents, that we all know so well from Smile and Ys, are on full display here. The arrangements are gorgeous and fullly featured, and the melodies are oftentimes real nice. But Parks' issue is that he has no idea how to structure an album. He has so many wonderful production and melody ideas, but he just throws these ideas up into songs and albums with no regard for flow or sequencing, and Song Cycle comes out being very muddled, confused, and clunky as a result. The only songs that really flow all too well are the two "Laurel Canyon Blvd."s and "All Golden", the rest are a bunch of great ideas strung together awfully. Parks' talent is best demonstrated when other people are putting the album together for him, or simply calming down and limiting his creativity.
First backlog chart went pretty well!
First three pieces on Time Out were great, the rest was a bit more standard. Blue Rondo and Take Five were the best, Brubeck seems like a cool pianist.
The best and most recommended record from this chart was Collected Songs by Crescent, although not by much. Thanks to post feelist for being the source! Will post the next chart soon.
You know, how progressive rock tends to be. Long suites, a lot going on at the same time, lots of variety of stuff in each track, etc. Or at least again that's my interpretation of what he meant.
Kek, not being so subtle are you?
Oh shit this is something special. The vocal samples are so well executed holy shit. All the tracks are top tier and will go into my bleep tracks playlist
The last bit was pretty good, the rest may have been special at the time, but I've already heard it multiple times done better since 99
tomorrow this chart will probably come to an end for me, now kanzler and ice wizard neet to start rating more stuff
Well I finished up. Not a lot to say about the last few listens, so here's a summary:
Best album on the chart, and causing no controversy -- Miles.
Things that I'm going to listen to more of based on what I heard: Rovo, Muslimgauze, Little Fyodor. Possibly also daddylonglegs, Oliver Tremor Control.
Not let down by: Oxbow, NWW, Sweetwater, .
Disappointing: Andrea Parker, Edgar Broughton Band, Chico Magnetic Band, Timber Timbre, Gorge Trio.
Tzusing - A Name Out Of Place Pt I
Huerco S. - No Jack
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Diversion Group - Playground Procedure
Regis - Blood Into Gold
Stanislav Tolkachev - Simple As A Miracle
Surgeon - Magneze
Svengalisghost - Mind Control
Oni Ayhun - OAR003
Jorge Velez - Aventuras
Shifted - Control
Paula Temple - Colonized
>Traumprinz - All the Things
>Randomer - CCCP 10
>Shackleton - Soundboy's Suicide Note
>Killawatt & Ipman - Warehouse Dub / Single Entity
Burial + Four Tet - Moth / Wolf Cub
shinichi atobe - plug & delay
Ancient Methods - Third Method
SHXCXCHCXSH - NMHNMHNMNMH
Nicolas Jaar - Nymphs II
some titles may not be entirely correct
Went through the Joan D'Arc stuff. The Prelude is imo weaker than even If You're Rich, repeating the same two or three motifs for almost 12 minutes with very little added. 1.5/5
The actual Holy Presence Of Joan D'Arc though is pretty amazing, honestly so far the best in terms of sheer songwriting/composition. just due to how much goes on in the piece. It gets exciting straight from the first minute with a large variety of string melodies coming in and out. Also probably the most metal track on this cuz that was pretty fucking metal. 4.5/5
Chet Faker - Built on Glass
Not really much to talk about, Chet's r&b vocal style can sometimes lend itself quite nicely to the electronic music but oftentimes it's so bland it's forgettable. Not without its moments (there are genuinely some really nice tracks) but for the most part was boring and repetitive. I like his EP much better, not because the quality of the music was better, but because it was just short enough where I didn't find myself looking back and forth at the time remaining, waiting for it to be over. 4/10
You want to listen to this album
Jackson C Frank- Jackson C Frank
bland folk but points for the sheer emotion Frank provides
>Rome - Die Æsthetik der Herrschaftsfreiheit
I never got the hype for Flowers from Exile. I think it's a terribly average album. Die Æsthetik is on a whole another level for me. I don't really care for the spoken words tracks but fortunately they're backed by pleasant ambient music. The rest is very good, often briliant, neofolk, way more varied and richer than Flowers. Everyone knows that but Jérôme is a fantastic singer. The instrumentation may seem simple but most of the songs are gorgeous. It doesn't really have any low points during it's 2h30 but the highs like Sons of Aeeth, Petrograd Waltz or The Merchant Fleet are pretty much perfect. There's still something keeping me from fully appreciating it but I'll definitly return to it.
What's your opinion on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, /blog/? Personally I feel like it's a massive waste of time, and just a way for people to avoid feeling inadequate because they're not intelligent. This way, they can always think that "they're intelligent in one way, at least", even though that way is super far from the traditional definition of intelligence (eg "naturalistic intelligence").
In some way, I feel like this is also the reason "emotional intelligence" exists - when people lack real intelligence, they need to cling onto something else, and by calling it another type of intelligence they can feel better with themselves.
This annoys me every time I read "emotional intelligence" or something similar in my literature.
can anyone recommend something similiar to maudlin the well - part the second?
I feel like you're probably getting a little too hung up on the label. Without a doubt, some people are better at some things than others. Whether or not they call these abilities "intelligences" doesn't really matter to me. The same discussions about how to define "liberal" always gave me the same headaches. So maybe better terminology should be used? It's really just a way to communicate ideas.
>when people lack real intelligence, they need to cling onto something else, and by calling it another type of intelligence they can feel better with themselves
And here I always thought "emotional intelligence" meant "able to read people".
Yes and no, it's about being able to recognize your own and others emotions. Emotional intelligence really isn't the one I'm having most issues with, compare to spiritual, naturalistic or bodily-kinesthetic intelligence.
The last one in particular, because it tries to shift intelligence from a cognitive concept, to something all encompassing that simply means "ability".
maudlin of the Well - Bath (pt 1 of story)
maudlin of the Well - Leaving Your Body Map (pt 2 of story)
Kayo Dot - Choirs Of The Eye
Kayo Dot - Hubardo
Toby Driver - In the L..L..Library Loft
Tartar Lamb - Sixty Metonymies
Ephel Duath - Pain Necessary To Know
Forgotten Silence - Kro Ni Ka
>mfw listening to side 2 of Low
I didn't like Heroes too much, so where should I go with Bowie now?
I need recs from co and eruditey
still 20-ish minutes or less please
Oh okay. I asked last thread about the restrictions, but maybe you missed it.
>Pere Ubu - Datapanik in the Year Zero
In this order if you've heard some
Slint - [untitled] EP
Ramleh - Hole in the Heart (as there is apparently a cassette thingy)
Vince Staples - Hell Can Wait
White Lung - Deep Fantasy
(I may steal this idea from you as I have an embarrassingly low amount of EPs in my library)
I haven't heard slint but I was wildly unimpressed with spiderland
shall i try it anyway?
and whether you do a tourney, listen to picrelated
>Jim O'Rourke - Bad Timing
Pretty good american primitive guitar with various interesting sounds going on simultaneously. I find the solo playing can occasionally get a bit stale, and tends to rely on the other noises to carry it. Also, the songs tend to be a bit in the way of traditional song writing, but it's hard to pin down how exactly. Not that it's necessarily a bad thing, but I do tend to enjoy the more free-form meditative raga-like side of american primitive, as opposed to the structured.
The trumpets that loudly break out on Happy Trails kind of ruined that song for me. My favorite song is definitely "94 the Long Way".
I've been meaning to give this a listen, so I might do that right now. It is short enough, really.
chart update, now got like 3 more on the go
>The trumpets that loudly break out on Happy Trails kind of ruined that song for me
i'm kinda glad somebody semi-agrees with me on that. i still think the album is near perfect, ofc, but that definitely breaks the flow of the track. Glad you overall liked it!
(do glenn jones next)
I've always heard it been said that if something isn't good it isn't worth squat, so are you saying the opinions posted here ARE worth something?
If so that's interesting because we had a discussion about the value of reviews a few threads ago while Blackstar came up.
I so hesitate to give 10s because many reasons but I was listening to this again the other day and it is flawless.
Baby Huey - The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend (1971)
>chicago soul, funk
"The Living Legend" is the subtitle of this album, despite the fact that Baby Huey had been dead for a year. Funk with a side of irony, I can dig it. But what I can really dig here is Baby Huey's vocals. The sheer amount of soul this man exerts is palpable, everytime he screams its like I'm getting shaken out of my seat. The backing band is quite good as well, a lot of drum breaks here have incredibly good sampling potential, and the horns are incredibly overblown, but in a good way. The downsides are that a lot of the tracks have a tendency to drag. The cover of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" is great, but 9 minutes of Huey doing spoken word is pretty unnecessary, while the other cover track on here, "California Dreamin'", is completely dispensable, mostly because it strips away the best feature of both Baby Huey and The Mamas and the Papas—the vocals. Good, but pretty spotty and the songs drag.
the music you should be listening to is the sound of bedrest
honestly i forgot about this tourney
back to it though
a-ha- Take On Me/Love is the Reason
one of the best new wave songs ever, but the b side was semi-forgettable alright
The Elastik Band- Spazz/Paper Mache
Spazz was an offbeat VU esque protopunk song, I like the solo/bridge, but the rest didn't terribly impress me. Paper Mache was a garage rock pop number, also nothing much
Terminus wins, need next round rec, limitations are recorded in the US, it has to be a single
I'm actually in the middle of listening to Bert Jansch, but I'll do Glenn Jones after
>Suicide - Suicide
What are you guys talking about that cover art is cheesy as hell
Stan Getz & Eddie Sauter - Focus (1962)
>cool jazz, avant-garde jazz
What an odd combo of genres. Those are like the two jazz genres that never get mixed together. Frankly, I don't hear the avant-garde jazz here at all, its just polite cool jazz with some pretty neat string arangements. I don't care for how non-rhythmic this album is, a lot of jazz I like is completely built on its rhythm, and this is just kinda floaty. Pretty, but forgettable and lacking in soul.
i still can't believe you put me against fucking sylvester. for the sake of this tourney i hope you despise disco.
i'd plaster that artwork on my body tbqh
Modest Mouse- Broke
I really like Modest Mouse, so it's no surprise I like this single. The guitars on Broke somewhat remind me of Doin The Coackroach, a plus. The B-Side has something weird going on in the intro, it sort of works sort of doesn't, slowly turns it into a normal song. I'm semi conflicted, because these songs sound so similar but I fairly like them both
Hoodoo Gurus- What's My Scene
This was going great until the drums started. I can't get over how awfully 80s the drums sound.
Sylvester- You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
Nice grooves, but irritating by the 6 minute mark. B Side is another alright disco jam
Washington Phillips- Take Your Burden to the Lord
I feel like going to church now. Also what kind of instrument is he playing, because it's amazing
>What are you guys talking about that cover art is cheesy as hell
it's a houston thing you wouldn't understand
h tine hold it dine
so you need another single? any other criteria?
It's probably the best grind album imo. The album entails the perfect amount of everything that makes a good grind album. Not a personal 10 from me (damn close though), if I had to 10 a grindcore album it would be this or Misery Index.
pick 1 album i haven't rated. ratings in top right corner.
>Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch
Not really at all American Primitive. The artist isn't even American either, he's Scottish. I'm beginning to doubt the accuracy of clutnuckle's definitive of American Primitive.
Regardless, this is very soft and cozy, but sometimes potent folk with some fairly edgy lyrics for a popular album in 1965. I enjoyed all the songs on here, and a few really stood out (Strolling Down the Highway, Ramblings Gonna Be the Death of Me, Needle of Death), but nothing floored me. Would rec for a good cozy, folky time.
Doing Glenn Jones next, but I've got to get to sleep. First day of spring semester tomorrow.
yet again I disappeared for an extended period of time without warning
how's everyone doin'? how was winter an christmas an shit
didn't listen to much music over the break t b h but I did acquire a qt punk rock gf and we've been watching experimental and horror films non stop
went to a Gogol Bordello concert, not even a big fan but it rocked my socks
going to a Hiroshi Hasegawa concert in a few weeks with some noise-heads I met
oh and I listened to Nation Time by Joe Mcphee which I gladly give ****
also is /trad/ still a thing? I'm guessing it isn't :^/
>Loren Mazzacane Connors - Airs
This wasn't that impressive. Incredibly soothing and enjoyable though. It was just an album of almost all C major improvisations with reverbed guitar and nothing else. Favorite track was Untitled :) 6/10 overall.
>Third Ear Band - s/t(Elements)
This one was much more interesting than the last one, although for me, the bulk of the great moments are in the middle and none at the ends. Don't get me wrong, Wind and Water were good, but they don't hold a candle to Earth and Water, although I will say Wind definitely lives up to its name. I digged the fast drumming on earth for sure and the string parts were pretty good overall. Favorite song was Earth, 7-7.5/10 overall.
Think next month I'm gonna make my rating system more qualitative than quantitative. I think it's better for these kind of things.
O jeez normally I don't do this but I think you should 100% check Focus out again. It isn't really avant-garde jazz at all I don't know where people get that.
It's an album of string compositions written for Getz to solo over, and then Getz solo'd over them. That's all it started as, so I guess it ending up sounding similar to cool jazz and stuff is a thing.
Anyways glad you enjoyed most of the stuff I like so far can't wait for you pan the next one <3
welcome back, buddy!
>went to a Gogol Bordello concert, not even a big fan but it rocked my socks
oh they put on a premium show. I was feeling gutted when there were no shows by me I could get to. was it they gypsy punk tour? I love that record.
i'm recommending it to people now! I even put the title track on a mix cd I made for a friend recently
wow, there was a pit?
when I saw them (and perhaps this was because I was in the absolute front), there was a lot of jumping and energy but almost always comfortable space between concertgoers. really respectful crowd
Making of Freak Out was pretty much just the first two discs of Project/Object, both fine behind the scenes shit, but 5 and a half hours is too fucking long to warrant a re-listen.
Carnegie Hall was probably one of Zappa's best early shows I've heard, but it has bootleg quality, and a few tracks like Peaches En Regalia are butchered to shit and slow. Would recommend if you can stand the sound quality.
Road Tapes #1 was a great live concert that only partially justified its length. Road Tapes #2 almost completely justified its length. Both fantastic performances, but #2 is slightly better.
Only 9 albums left, guys.
It's on my list for Feb
Star - Devastator
this really didn't impress me all that much, the band comes across as a poor-mans Slowdive. And I say that because there's never any breathing room on this thing, it's like if they ever just let the sound quote unquote talk for itself it'd be a pretty good album, My Bloody Valentine did it quite well, and Star I think started to clue in to this on the last track, but by then it's already too late
need a rec from Givingbear
>it's "all good things have endings", not "all good days have ended"
>tfw feeling the misheard lyric a lot harder than the actual one
Back to la Russia. Caught my dad listening to Jim O'Rourke on the plane so that's cool.
Planning to buy a fuck ton of bootleg folk CDs now and some new cans. Still need to work out what I will use for my 1-year daily anniversary calendar.
>it's It's always around me, all this noise But not really as loud as the voice saying, Let it happen, let it happen
>not It's always around me, all this noise, but not really as loud as the void saying, let it happen, let it happen
>feeling the misheard lyric more than the actual one as well Wojack.jpg
it's only been a year for you? feels like you've been here way longer
i've been listening to Andrew W.K. and Death Grips a bit today but as usual i've also just been busy with music to sit down and enjoy other albums fully. It's just that type of season I guess.
George Harrison is nice, his slide guitar is always a good listen and he's a decent songwriter with his material holding up after all these years.
Plant43 - Burning Decay
I kind of didn't like the way the bloops sounded on this thingy. the ambience was actually pretty great but the main sort of 'sound' for the album is one that I found grating and outdated considering developments in before 2010.
The track Andronicus was a standout, vibrating my eardrums and rustling my jimmies, it gave me a headache on the second go through though
need a rec from Jimbon then the deathbattle begins
(haven't added Givingbear's album yet, will do)
kanzler D R O P P E D
Tell me what to listen to from this chart, if it isn't at least an 8 you, too, will be D R O P P E D
>it's "I fuck the music with my serpent tongue" and not "I fuck the music with my surf 'n turf"
There was a thread on /mu/ a while ago and the OP was asking for cyberpunk music, and an anon suggested B12 - Time Tourist.
Would like to say thank you anon this is fucking great and I have been listening to it ever since, and I think it's got me into electronic ambient synthy whatever the fuck it is music.
does it sound like Star Wars: The Album? Because that's what it looks like and if it does then I have something I can actually add to those threads asking for album art that looks how the album sounds.
>see on Facebook that there's a Träd, Gräs och Stenar box set coming later this year
>Exciting, I hope they release new pressings of all their albums
>Actually just two of their albums
>Plus a compilation of live recordings (that's p neat though)
I already have both of the records in the set, original pressings. I guess I'll just download the live recordings.
why is this album so good that I can't enjoy any of the other Flaming Lips albums
feels bad man
I'll definitely give it a few more listens. I definitely enjoyed it, to an extent, but I just wasn't all too impressed with Getz' soloing, even if Sauter's arrangements were nice.
Yeah I noticed that too. I wonder what the deal is.
80s Flaming Lips is fine, just boring. 90s Flaming Lips is marginally better. 2000s Flaming Lips are more interesting, just increasingly bad at executing their ideas. The Soft Bulletin is probably their best album.
i posted about wanting to get into hip hop "essentials" and everyone assumed i had never listened to any hip hop
public enemy was boring, nas was super and loving atcq so far
Russia is fucking up. Went to my favorite underground market and they don't even have HD600s. Crisis.
Listened to the new Massive Attack EP. Was very underwhelming and I felt like my enjoyment was an aftertaste of a nostalgic fart. Nothing special, but ok. 6/10
Listening to Togawa Kaidan right now.
>it's only been a year for you? feels like you've been here way longer
It is probably because shitposting turned out to be my part-time job.
>Glenn Jones - This Is the Wind That Blows It Out (Solos for 6 & 12 String Guitar)
While there are some obvious Fahey inspirations on this thing--ignoring the artist's name (holy nominative determinism) and the track titled "Fahey's Car"--Jones does a decent job of making his own stylistic mark in the American Primitive canon. His music has a tendency to float, delicately resting on higher notes, only to satisfyingly strike, attacking the deeper notes. Occasionally he breaks into a complex, rich style reminiscent of Fare Forward Voyagers.
His music carries a sense of gloom and foreboding, not unlike Fare Forward Voyagers, but this album often gives me GY!BE vibes (even ending on a hopeful note in GY!BE fashion). Really, a great album with definitive atmosphere progression, intriguing moods, fantastic playing, and memorable songs. The longest two tracks are obviously the best tracks, but I really like every song on here. The 12 string songs (of which I think there are only two on here) are particularly captivating.
Probably the best thing I've listened to on a chart full of good albums.
>Jim O'Rourke - Bad Timing
O'Rourke might not have the virtuosity of Fahey (clearly the main inspiration for this album), but he does a pretty good job compensating for that with more extensive instrumentation and more climactic songwriting. The result is a very comfy album, it never blows you away but almost always is effective in setting a mood. The only part I didn't feel much for was the part right before the ending of "Happy Trails", the sudden outburst of trumpets gave it a mood swing that wasn't exactly necessary. Otherwise, very solid album. 3.5
>Simon Wickham-Smith & Richard Youngs - Ceaucescu
Shoegazey songs with a heavy emphasis on lo-fi noise fuckery. The good most definitely outweighs the bad here, but it's still somewhat hit-and-miss: the vocals are often rather shoddy and when they are too much in the forefront they can kill otherwise great tracks such as "I Live in a Big City", a couple of songs (Most notably "Two By Two") try going for a more synth punky approach (which doesn't work) instead of the walls of sound that make this album good, and the last track, while pleasant, can't justify its 14-minute running time. On the other hand, there's stuff like "Overview and Sales Planning", which is a great instrumental with a sharp electronic noise penetrating the thick layer of guitar noise, and "God", which really does feel religious with its slow, majestic guitar pattern and the ominous chanting in the background. This is a good album overall, as long as you can ignore its obvious flaws you will find something to enjoy. 3.0
Burma is a country you tend to kinda forget about, so colour me surprised that it turns out the country has a fantastic music scene. The album can roughly be divided between two types of music: there's very theatrical songs, which heavily use traditional folk influences and feature a lot of spoken segments, as well as very energetic and danceable percussion, and more recognizable songs that seem more fit for pop radio, even though they, too, use instrumentation you wouldn't find in Western pop music. Standouts in the first category are "Burmese Golden Drum", which probably has the best percussion of all and features some sort of question-and-answer game going on between male and female vocalist, and "Tune of the Second Entertainment", which is no less than 8 minutes and features a lot of spoken passages. In the second category, we have "Jasmine Bush of Gold", which is a calm track with a sort of reverbed vocal that gives the song a dreamy feel. "Good Time" is similarly dreamy. Meanwhile, "My Darling's Love Arrow", which is probably the most hi-fi thing on here and applies the danceability and energetic percussion of the theatrical pieces to a more poppy song. It features some really interesting twists and turns in the melody. It's kinda hard to describe exactly what is going on due to all these foreign instruments being utilized, but for what it's worth I can say that you basically should check it out. 3.5+
>Captain Beefheart - Mirror Man
Groovy ass bluesy psych jams from the cap'n. The best Beefheart material I've heard thus far in my book. The very bluesy, 19-minute "Tarotplane" (featuring a baller mouth harp) is an undeniable high point in Beefheart's career, while the stomping psych groove of "Kandy Korn" simply cannot be denied. This is just a lot of fun, idk what else to say. Everyone who likes psychedelic jam sessions should give it a try. 4.0
The knives are kitchen knives. And yes, cooking is fun. I should know, I worked as a chef.
Kitchen knives. I have a functioning backpack but it's ugly. Also I have functioning knives, but I want santokou, deba and sashimi knives. I don't have a cast iron pan, my mum wanted to keep the ones I prepared before I moved out. I only have a large teflon one, so I can't fry stuff at high enough temperatures for my liking.
And the frying pan. Surprisingly, the pan is cheap as fuck all of a sudden (I looked into buying it last year), about half the price of the backpack and knives.
It's for going 1km to school and back, I will literally only use it to carry a laptop, course literature, a thermal container and a lunch box. Occasionally I will put clothes in it if I'm visiting my parents.
It's super functional for what I would use it, and I think it looks good.
However, do you have any alternative suggestions?
>living in Sweden
>using anything but a Fjällräven backpack
are those the knives? shouldn't a sashimi knife have those pressed in bits to prevent things from sticking?
don't really like these backpacks, even fjallraven itself has nicer ones. I'm thinking about the everlane modern backpack because it's kinda cheap and kinda nice
this looks like a really good pan, go for the pan i'd say
Patagonia is always a good choice, check out their designs, I can vouch for the quality. And it should be available in Sweden.
I have a Timbuk2 and love it, I also held an Everlane backpack and it felt great. But that'd involve shipping from the US and stuff, so probably not worth it.
If you just worry about style though and you're not planning on taking it for trips and stuff I guess Fjallraven is an alright choice
That's what sashimi knives look like, and yes those are the knives. Set of four for EUR175. Handmade, Japanese. Don't really care for the mukimono, but it's cheaper to buy the entire set than the other three individually.
Googled that backpack, it looks horrible and super cheap.
The pan is of excellent quality, but then again I already have a pan. I only want cast iron to get higher temps, but I don't cook meat that often anymore, so it's not absolutely necessary.
Disgusting. She's putting chilis in her eyes to distract herself from your terribleness.
The fuck is this mallninja shit? I don't want a tacticool nerd bag, I just want a backpack proper that has a decent, mature design. A messenger bag is absolutely out of the question since I already have two(2) far superior ones that I use for days I don't bring lunch to school.
lmao the model is even wearing cargo shorts, this is just too great.
>implying I didn't get this because you allowed me to get if from you via soulseek
what is wrong with this.
knives are a weird investment for a student, I'd go for backpack or pan
It looks like it's made out of sweatpants.
>knives are a weird investment for a student, I'd go for backpack or pan
Yes, but I cook a lot, so knives aren't that weird. Then again, I already have a good chef's knife that I use for pretty much everything, and a smaller one for paring stuff. The best knife investment right now would probably be a Victorinox bread knife (GOAT).
Depends on your ISP and your country's laws. I'm in the US on Optimum at home, but I have no idea what ISP my university provides. I haven't gotten a warning on either for torrenting or soulseek, even though Optimum's parent company, Cablevision, participates in the CAS (Copyright Alert System) designed to clamp down on torrenting and filesharing.
If your provider is AT&T, Verizon, Cablevision, TWC, or Comcast, they all have implemented "six strike programs," so if you've already gotten a warning you have some time to test out slsk.
Google the CAS for more info.
I'm always a proponent of saving. I always think about my net change in happiness from buying an item vs. potential happiness from possibly buying something else later.
Also, can we take a moment to hype up the new Hecker record? http://4ad.com/news/669
The concept sounds interesting (albeit slightly pretentious) and I'm really curious as to how he's gonna follow the masterpiece that was Virgins.
You know it. I hate saving money, and it always ends up biting me in the ass later. But you get a larger allowance and loan in January, so I paid off next month's rent, bought some course literature for the next few classes, and still have a bunch of money left. I feel like I can spend a bit on something "luxurious". If I don't spend it now, I'll just end up spending it all on booze later this month.
well I might get started on this
hopefully the music doesn't suck too much
anybody have a link for relgob's rec? (https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/regrelh/cants_dels_trobadors_____la_douceur_dun_son_nouvel__/)
it's not on slsk
That's not semantic nitpicking, it's legitimate music discussion (something /daily/ doesn't usually see). Migration considerations are a huge part of ethnomusicology, both as a tool to see where music stems from, but also as an issue of consideration where from certain music is. Has the French-Canadian tradition been going on long enough, separated from Celtic music, to be its own entity? Is there enough difference between the two traditions?
Oh wait you don't want real music discussion, you just want an endless circle of jerking, backpatting and self-congratulating, don't you? :^)
Holy shit someone is selling a snek for cheap, including terrarium and food and stuff. Maybe I should buy that instead?
Did you get upset that I didn't like the backpack you like?
>Holy shit someone is selling a snek for cheap, including terrarium and food and stuff. Maybe I should buy that instead?
And also, no, I don't mind shitposting, but you keep throwing this one insult at us that nobody seems to be denying, so it's weird that you keep saying it.
>And also, no, I don't mind shitposting, but you keep throwing this one insult at us that nobody seems to be denying, so it's weird that you keep saying it.
Are you saying I should change the insult, even though it would then no longer be true? Also no, I'm not just insulting you, I'm just making a bit of fun every time someone suggests that there is ever real music discussion in /daily/.
well Thomas saying that kitchenware isn't on topic isn't the same as suggesting that there is ever real music discussion in this thread.
People don't seem to care either way if there's music discussion or not so why would you care? nobody ever really refutes the insult, I'm fine with it
It's okay then, I didn't thought about it being on youtube, but the rec is ok so long as I can listen to it somehow. Besides, it looks nice.
If you'd like, I don't know your experience with those kinds of pets and I myself have none, though a friend I had had a snake and apparently reptiles are more of a pain in the ass as other more common pets because they require specific conditions, and with snakes you have to feed them live animals I think.
I didn't throw the insult in right after he suggested we should discuss something other than kitchenware, either.
>People don't seem to care either way if there's music discussion or not so why would you care? nobody ever really refutes the insult, I'm fine with it
I don't care, that's why I post a lot of off-topic stuff in /daily/ :^) I laugh at the people who DO care, but couldn't muster music discussion if their life depended on it.
I looked up what kind of stuff a ball python eats, and supposedly they're fine with dead rats, and the seller is selling the whole kit including heat lamps and stuff. On second thought, though, I don't think I could make room in my apartment to keep it :^(
That sounds kind of cool, and it comes out on my birthday.
I still haven't gotten in to his music, but I really like the collaboration he did with destroyer. I ought to get around to ravedeath 1972 I suppose
oh man, did I miss /daily/
Have Moicy! was p good, pretty entertaining and funny country with psychedelic folk influences
also I watched Zemlya (Earth) by Dovzhenko
beautiful cinematography and quite powerful performances for the silent movie era, but almost every scene really dragged on and it felt like not much really happened by the end of it.
I'm really torn on this one, I feel like I like it better in concept than in execution.
I'm being so slow on the tourney <__>
today Iwill listen to Metal Machine Music by zeitkratzer and cul de sac's China Gate. Most of he ones i've already heard are mainly good, I've relistened to them a lot to catch which of them are better.
Todays dinner is like a strong 4/10
Hot chili and garlic shrimp with lime.
My friends keep telling me to listen to Oasis. Only ever heard stuff like Wonderwall, which is OK but obviously overplayed as fuck.
I'm into Beatles, Bowie etc. but despise Radiohead so I'm not sure if I can be bothered
THE CIRCLE CHART IS DONE
Now Flying Ice Wizard and Kanzler can finish it.
the last two releases were quite disappointing compared to the rest of this, both only having one standout track on each. the title track on all the things was pretty good, but the rest just flew by without making much impression (except leaving me creeped out at the jesus interview track). Ship Scope had a really solid last track but all the others didn't impress me and I didn't like the first one
5/10 for both
we have extremely different taste in circles...
uhh, try definitely maybe, it's actually cool if u can get past the memey voice. if u didn't like it, then just don't bother with it and go with the saying 'oasis are shite'. if u did, then try the following lp and uh.....that's about it i guess, rest I heard is meh and bleh
>Sufjan Stevens – The Avalanche
It’s kinda funny that an album of “Outtakes and Extras from the Illinois album” is longer than “Illinois” itself, even if it is only by a couple of minutes.
But the fact is that this feels like a compilation of extras and not like a full, completed album, and this is its biggest problem.
Even if it may not seem like it, every Sufjan’s release has a definite objective, a beginning and an finish point. When they end they don’t make you want more (I mean they do, but not in a bad way), and you are left with the feeling that you have just finished a story.
Here it doesn’t, it just feels like a lot of different tracks combined together.
Fortunately these different tracks are really good, even if a little bit canonic for Sufjan’s standard. He really does like to write layers upon layers of instruments with complex harmonies over what only seem to be simple melodies but are in fact passionate odes to emotions. OK, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but seriously, even his more “average” stuff is amazing to my ears.
Not only that, but here there some moments of pure musical joy, like the dissonant solo in “Springfield, or Bobby Got a Shadfly Caught in His Hair”, the synth of “Dear Mr. Supercomputer” or the synths in general that always appear when you don’t expect them, or all the three different versions of “Chicago”, that are absolutely stunningly beautiful, the adult contemporary version above all. They also prove how creative can Sufjan be with only a little musical idea; I mean I don’t really know a lot of musicians that manage to transform a simple motif into a orchestrated indie pop masterpiece, a folk ballad, an emotional soft rock jam and even a glitchy noisy gorgeous mess!
Is it an essential album? Is it one of Sufjan’s best works? No and no, but it is full of pretty little things that you are gonna love if you like the man. I do.
/meme/ recc me free jazz like Machine Gun, Little Birds Have Fast Hearts by Die Like A Dog Quartet, Seasons by Alan SIlva and basically everything that contains a lot of stuff going apeshit
>Flying Saucer Attack - Further
Feels like they took the quieter parts of their s/t, in particular "The Season Is Ours", and built an album around it. Therefore, barely any shoegaze on here, it's more Dreamy psychedelia with a capital D. It's really pretty material, yet I feel like they pull spacy, noisy shoegaze off way better than this/ It's no wonder then that the noisiest tracks on here ("For Silence" and "Here Am I") are my favourites. The rest lacks the punch to immediately captivate me as much as FSA's s/t could, but I do see potential for those tracks to grow on me some more. For now, it's an album with a lot of pretty stuff and some really solid noisy tracks, so it's not a disappointment. 3.0+
>Лeoнид Фёдopoв - Чeтыpecпoлoвинoйтoнны
Apparently I listened to the 2008 edition, which I believe is slightly longer. Shouldn't make too much of a difference. Basically, Leonid Fedorov is great at sounding genuine, his vocals sound passionate, his guitar work is raw around the edges but sincere as fuck. The album oozes a certain atmosphere that's hard to describe, but all things considered, it's pretty impressive how entertaining one man can be with his guitar. It's close to Purple Day in quality, hampered only by the lack of the musique concrète elements that made that album so unique, and, well, whatever the fuck that thing is at the end. The title track, for whatever reason, is a 17-minute (originally 10-minute) track that consists of nothing but a loop of what sounds like a broken guitar string and Fedorov making some awkward mouth sound over it. Is this really the way you're gonna end such a good folk album, Leonid? Really? It's a major bummer it has to end this way, since it would easily be a 3.5 if it weren't for the fact a considerable portion of the album is dead space. 3.0
Ok try any of the ones on here that you haven't heard yet (good to see you liking Seasons btw):
The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - s/t
Pharoah Sanders - Black Unity
Masayuki Takayanagi - Call in Question
I hoped I would enjoy this more after Banjo liked it the least, but he seems to right this time
Seasons is like the complementary of Luna Surface for me: one is short and extremely noisy, the other is long and it leaves a lot of space.
>The Jazz Composer's Orchestra
>they play free jazz
contains most of the big names that have appeared on FMP and some from Incus doing what they do best
check out all the players in the ensemble if you're really that interested, should be a good introduction to European Free Jazz
woods - how to survive in / in the woods
gonna finally finish this tourney today, cant believe banjo made me change his rec just because "it was some other trip who put the rec"
i had to listen to musical abortions because of that baka
meme time more like salute NASCAR amirite