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I'm not joking or biased.
I bet you didn't even smile, did you, you black-hearted, rotten old husk of a misanthrope.
i think one corner of my mouth did raise vaguely, and if viewed from the right angle it could be construed as a smile
close enough for me
it might not be safe !
i dont get it. what's funny about that?
are you trying to say there hasnt been a good electronica album this millennium?
whatever venetian snares will release, whenever.
it's a great album.
except that secret track right at the end.
Honestly, I don't think I've really listened to the end of the album at all.
I just try to remember to press stop at the end of Electrical Unity.. Which is a shame, because that's probably one of my favourite tracks
seb just told me.
I got it off Soulseek. Its okay.
I mean... if I found the best electronica album of the millennium I'd release it too but... are we positive there's no conflict of interest here?
I hear it, I think it's amazing, I release it, I want everyone else to hear it too.
It's not some cynical money making masterplan to prise money from the hands of the masses.
It's such a beautifully made, simple, whole, almost innocent, quietly intelligent album. It's instrumental with a bit of spoken word but it manages to skate gracefully over all kinds of subject matter. I'm a little bit awestruck by it now that I've got my head around it after 6 or so listens.
IT's not abd, but there has been a wheelbarrow full of great electronica this millenium.
And the wheelbarrow is a big one.
but I'm going of what I've heard of them in the past...
It was just a JAG !
I'm so disappointed...
You're just SO annoyingly wrong. Would it be a jag if it was on another label? There is no difference between me talking passionately about Fuck Buttons or Bjork or David Thomas Broughton or Napoleon IIIrd. These are all bands that I love in exactly the same way, and there's nothing wrong with talking about ones I'm lucky enough to work with in the slightest.
if the people choose to actually buy the records instead of downloading them illegally !
Lousy thiefs !
yeah, Brainlove is a fucking goldmine. I'm totally in this for the money.
i was just saying what the difference between you talking up music that you're not involved in, and music that you are involved in, is that talking about music that you're financially involved in aids you financially.
the majority of spam and JAGing is done by people who love the music theyre promoting.
I'm so glad you took the point to make it.
Let me go and get my notebook.
You're just being a prick.
probably is 'just being a prick'. But there clearly is a slight distinction.
You get used to it.
this was just a joke...
I know how passionate you are, and even if I don't always ( often ? ) agree with your taste, I respect you for the strenght you put for things you like ( I sometimes wish I could move my fat butt to organize gigs and to help bands I like release some things ).
I should consider myself happy to have chosen a career of a teacher instead of a comedian...
Apparently it wouldn't have worked !
that accolade belongs to Go Plastic. Everybody knows that.
though it's not the 'best'.
but Big Loada was last millenium.
The jazz wankery and 'dark' beats combination doesn't do it for me... I liked his iambic poetry ep though.
probably my least favourite term in all music "discussion". People who use it should have their hearing forcibly removed
that John had his hearing forcibly removed a long time ago...
Not me, but some people...
( it is a JOKE John... )
Ever since I read On The Road and made the mental leap from horrible restaurant jazz-lite to the real stuff, swirling maths, standards mixed with improvisation, expertise and inspiration.
I love Ornette Coleman. I'm a huge Miles Davis fan, especially Bitches Brew, which makes my top five albums ever ever. Dizzy Gillespie is pretty great, and I like the Monk stuff I've heard.
What I don't like is adding a jazz tinge to something and thinking it makes you some kind of music visionary. i.e. jazz wankery.
Go Plastic is probably the least 'jazz tinged' of all Squarepusher's albums. Certainly a lot less so than Budakhan Mindphone, which is what I imagine you're referring to as the 'iambic poetry ep'.
so it's not that controversial...
I never implied it was controversial, I was just pointing out that there's less 'jazz wankery' on Go Plastic than 'that' EP.
I've kind of given up on Squarepusher after Ultravisitor.
You think it's his best?
stop bumping your JAG
and FYI Go Plastic came before Ultravisitor (which is a superb album in my opinion). I couldn't say if Go Plastic is his best (since i haven't heard it in years) but it certainly holds a special place in my heart.
See that recent thread on "bands what changed your musical perspective" for a more rambling gushfest
the kids = keyboard choir
I will give it a listen. The only three electronica albums that have ever really done for me are Selected Ambient Works, Everything Ecstatic and that one by the Knife and frankly having heard Napoleon III I'm not terribly optimistic about this
who's not liked the album.
there's a James Blunt advert...
I'm rather enjoying this.
the best electronica album of the millenia, however.
And that's all that matters in the world, of course.
is an overwhelming sense of sensitivity and intelligence that runs through it; optimism mixed with sadness, hope tinged with disappointment. It seems to SAY a lot more than your average album of comparable type, as well as being about textures and rhythms.
props to you mr Brainlove!
I wan't it :)
but it is a good album - i recommend it, even if the packaging is an arse to put back together again
"Electrical Unity" is my current favourite.