It's not Sunday but fuck you
1. Four Tet - 45
2. TRAAMS - 35
3. Mount Eerie - 32
4. Thee Oh Sees - 23
5a. Danny Brown - 22
5b. Dawn of Midi - 22
6. Joanna Gruesome - 21
7. Total Playtime - 15
8. James Blackshaw - 14
9. Joanna Newsom - 13
10. Darkside - 12
1. Really versatile record. Been listening to it intently, whilst running, writing, reading, etc. You can just focus on different layers in different contexts. Love Four Tet.
2. Such great hooks. The 'I won't forget that I've been forgotten...' bit in Fibbist is perpetually playing in my head.
3. Finally got round to getting No Flashlight - I fucking love Mount Eerie so much. Doing a bunch of phenomenology stuff in philosophy at the moment - I reckon Phil Elverum's one of the better continental philosophers going and he's not even doing it overtly.
4. Fuck yeah - really, really want to see them live some time soon.
5b. So propulsive and transfixing. Live instruments are just so, so much better than even the best synthesised ones. The drum sound and muted piano are just inexplicably good. Makes me feel a bit sick for some reason though.
6. Perfect blend of sweetness and fucking RAGE.
7. My band. We're pretty great.
9. She should be due a new record in the next year or so I reckon, which is a monumentally exciting prospect. Been caning California + Baby Birch lately now the weather's gone all plaintive and autumnal. If you're feeling wistful you can't beat Joanna Newsom.
10. Not sure how I feel about this record. Sometimes I really enjoy it, sometimes it feels like hearing Nicolas Jaar playing in a club next door whilst watching a MOR dad-rock band.
So there's a bunch of banal observations for you - I'd like to read yours.