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M. Ward: End of Amnesia.
Sublime, atmospheric dubstep meets garage: http://sonicrouter.blogspot.com/2010/04/interview-clubroot-lo-dubs.html Like a mix of Kryptic Minds and Burial all at once, yet he keeps his own style going in full effect.
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma [Warp]
Is the next one, its such a deep immersive record that I'm still digesting it all. But its top notch so far, easily one of the best I've heard all year and I don't say that lightly.
Eleven Tigers - Clouds Are Mountains [Soul Motive]
Is next... rolling atmospheric garage with a subtle organic vibe. Big time vibes on this one, pure vibes: http://eleventigers.bandcamp.com/album/clouds-are-mountains More on that in a bit...
these threads work better if a little personality goes into it... same goes for the OP ;) Lists suck hard, unless they're track lists for alumbs/mixes.
I'm not really sure what I think of it yet. First listen I thought too many of the tracks were too long, and that there was too much going on. Second listen a few of the hooks stuck and it didn't seem as long. I still thought there was too much going on though.
I don't even know what they sound like, they could be the next boyzone for all I know (still not to sure from your explination mind) I just thougt it would be helpful for the thread haha ;)
For less than £5. Bargain.
Sub bass fuelled desert blues.
I reject this theory that Earth suddenly made a huge stylistic leap around the time of Hex and The Bees Made Honey... If you listen to their albums, there's a lot of progression between each one - Earth 2 is definitely the extreme starting point, since which they've added a lot more structure to their sound. Thrones and Dominions sounds like brooding Sergio Leone soundtracks fed through gigantic amplifiers and slowed down to grinding slowness. Awesome, basically.
Pentastar's a big leap again, it's essentially Earth's "pop" record. A couple of tracks even have vocals.
still not heard a band pull of sub base like dance/electronic peeps though. They tend to play with silly speaker setups that dont stretch to sub base frequencies though so thats cutting their sound in half at least as it is. I'm more inclinded to check out Earth than SunnO))) though cos those lot seem to find one frequency and stick with it, while everyone else likes a nice range of them and a bit of progression. So if Earth take bring sub bass into Blues then thats a bonus, I mean its about time bands caught up with the 60s and dub music production like the rest of music has...
Is epically brilliant. As are Earth's Hex and The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull (that one in particular is gorgeous). I'm not so fussed about most of Sunn 0)))'s other output, as you say I'm more into the bluesy, distinctly American feel of Earth.
but i prefer the blissed out, isolated Americana feel of the later Earth records.
I picked up Pahse 3 last and its taken me ages to get into it but it's way more ballasted than the later ones...and yeah, you can really see the prohressions from each album. I don't think they've bettered Hex mind...Bees came close, but there's an aura on Hex which is just unreal.
The articulated silences thread got me really into Barn Owl who are super. a lot like the Hex album but more typically droney. nice vocal effects too.
and (in keeping with the thread topic...) finally got the Oracle EP by Sunn O))) and it is fucking incredible. up there with Black One and Monoliths for the best releases.
also picked up Carve Out the Face Of My God by Infinite Body.
At the same time though you can definitely tell it's Earth on every record whatever progression he's made. There's definitely a common mood/thread running through all of them. Man they are good
"The Living and the Dead" by Jolie Holland--so pretty, and sad in bits as well as Jolie Holland always does sad. I've had "Love Henry" stuck in my head about hundred times since I first heard it. Slightly absurd, and totally beautiful and sad, it's about a girl whose lover tells her of another girl he sees and loves much more than he does her, and she stabs him in blind passion and then is woe-stricken that he has died, and then her parrot won't be friends with her anymore. Seriously.
I'm gonna surch it out now, I have to haha.
I think I maybe prefer it to Springtime Can Kill You...
Minus the parrot, naturally.
(unless I'm very much mistaken)
Pavement - S&E (about bloody time too)
Cecilia and the Silhouette Saloon is a remarkable track. Can't stop listening to it.
Completely stolen the limelight from repeated listens of the new 65daysofstatic release.
Is one of my favourite songs ever.
Which turned up scratched to fuck, VG+ my arse!
It was cheap though. And 'Pink Frost' plays ok which is the main thing for me.
It's his John Prine covers record. It's amazing. I listened to it all day yesterday and even my flatmate came in to ask what it was so she could get it. I think I prefer it to John Prine, shhhhh.
65daysofstatic - We Were Exploding Anyway
Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree (for £3!)
I'm not sure which I enjoy more...
but I've heard it so many times that I couldn't really give a shit if it turns up today or not.
haven't bought anything in the last week or so
efterklang - magical chairs
went to buy flying lotus but.
Best album they have ever made happy happy
but hoping that At Echo Lake's a grower.
Suffering Season's such a great song maybe I'm just waiting for that to come on and then disappointed when it's over.
Some great songs blood dries darker,get back,mornin time and suffering season is unbelievably good and no 7-8 minute pyche jams better for it real progression in the quality of music aswell
...definitely hope so, I just feel at the moment that the songs seem like they were harder to write, less effortless somehow - apart from Suffering Season and I Was Gone anyway.
I'll always prefer their songs but the jams kinda make me smile - I like how they'd put a pretty shitty 8 minute jam on an otherwise pretty tight LP, it's got a fair amount of swagger to it.
Echo lake is just miles away from early stuff like rear house/family creeps they were great records but much darker at times bleak the progression on this record got me excited bout the future
The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever
Came in the post at work today.
On order - Magic Lantern - Platoon.
money well spent :)
Pre-ordered new Rolo Tomassi through Holy Roar as well. Got a remastered Paul's Boutique put aside at Fopp too.
Wanted it for 'Stand Up' because it was used loads in Kick Ass and listening to it this morning actually made me feel really, really good, which I was surprised about as I'm dreading this week.
Emeralds- Does It Look Like I'm Here LP
Flying Lotus- Cosmogramma CD
Oneohtrix Point Never- Young Beidnahga EP reissue
Amazing Births- Aisling Sistrunk CS
I already cheated and downloaded Emeralds. Flylo here I come
As is the new Emeralds, that's a fine haul right there.
I'm gonna have to take my time over this one. So far I am blown away. He's a really space cadet is Flylo.
might head up to second layer in a bit as well.
But seriously....you hunting for anything in particular at Second Layer?
This Emeralds is good business. I've also done a bad thing and found the new Oneohtrix which is right good n all. Going to pre-order this next week.
and i'm really hoping he gets the new blackest rainbow lps in soon. but i'm interested in the real estate lp, john wiese and kevin drumm split, and a pelt cd. might just browse haven't really decided though. just going as a treat for having an exam earlier.
I'm out of here!
it's great, though I can't help feeling live recordings suit them better. more relentless, and repetitive.
Pretty good neo/retro soul/R'n'B type stuff
Get Instant Vintage too.
it's not an album but it has albums on it
I really like it and I even like To Keep From Crying which apparently most people don't
only £4.99 over here
It's effin' brilliant!
Fucking loving it.
Love Songs: Greatest Duets.
I've been listening to a lot of marvin gaye recently. not this one yet. will check it out thoug.
otherwise: trans am - thing. on a different note...
Ordered Gorillaz Plastic Beach and a Gil-Scott Heron best of from amazon; all came to about £10.50, which I thought was pretty good going.
today, listening to it now
Dam-Funk - Teachizown
Oneohtrix Point Never - Rifts
Stars of the Lid - The Tired Sounds of...
Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances & The Monitor
Sun Araw - Heavy Deeds
Wooden Shjips - Vol. 2
after PROMISING MYSELF I wouldn't impulse buy any more records just because of threads on here spaffing all over them. Darn it, I lasted 3 days.