Yo DiS, what've y'all been listening to? Tell me about, talk to me about it. Last.Fm stats permitted, tolerated, and maybe encouraged. But don't just post the list.
THE NECKS have been on heavy repetition this week after seeing them on Tuesday. If you don't know them then you should have a listen, ambient free jazz/droned out beauty from Australia. Percussion, double bass and piano. Most of their albums are one continuous 60 odd minute track. Of what I have would recommend Silverwater and Drive-By especially. The new one, Open, is very good but extremely restrained even by their standards, tectonic plate level minimalism. For fans of Dawn Of Midi and other stuff (these guys did it first)
Chicago noisenik KEVIN DRUMM has released an absolute tonne of stuff on his bandcamp and has been steadily re-issuing lots of CD-Rs. Some of it is good, some of it is better filed under 'interesting but non-essential' and some of it is great.
Lots of it is in the Imperial Distortion/Horizon mode, but I have been relishing this Impish Tyrant release which echoes the brutality of Sheer Hellish Miasma. http://kevindrumm.bandcamp.com/album/impish-tyrant
Humid Weather is also good too and it is dedicated to 'my least favourite thing in the world, humidity' which a statement we can all get down with. http://boomkat.com/downloads/670491-kevin-drumm-humid-weather
I have been in trains a lot this week for work and listening to ISAAC HAYES and CURTIS MAYFIELD and WAR and other stuff like that. Quite sexy. No-one does strings better than Isaac. I dream of finding an affordably priced copy of the Black Moses LP in the original gatefold sleeve in the form of a cross. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZviiNFa2qWE
Ascension by JOHN COLTRANE really is crazed isn't it? It still sounds completely, beautifully incomprehensible and unpredictable.
All of ENABLERS' music is pay what you want on their bandcamp. I have most of it already but YOU should get it. Listen to it, fall in love with the sounds of Hunter S Thompson/flashes of Cormac McCarthy spoken word over Shellac level intensity and then go back and give them money for it and go see them on tour if they're still playing in the UK... http://enablers.bandcamp.com/
FACTORY FLOOR are my cursed band. They cancelled their Friday gig over here. I think it's the fifth time or thereabouts that I'm supposed to see them and either they or myself has had to cancel. Was really looking forward to hearing them flesh out the record, which is good but doesn't quite sound expansive and BIG enough for me.
Now you. Make me discover something cool