The "classical" music you buy from Boomkat (2010): a thread to discuss Sylvain Chauveau, Johann Johannsson, Peter Broderick, Olafur Arnalds and others

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Recommendations?

Criticisms?

djh, Sunday, 3 January 2010 19:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

And perhaps to consider this assertion, from a friend: "I have regularly wondered if it's pointless listening to Peter Broderick/Olafur Arnalds when solo piano stuff is probably done best by those who have stood the test of centuries."

djh, Sunday, 3 January 2010 19:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

Not sure if this is quite inside the Boomkat context, but I'm very fond of this band.

Joe Pass Filter (MaresNest), Sunday, 3 January 2010 20:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

"I have regularly wondered if it's pointless listening to Peter Broderick/Olafur Arnalds when solo piano stuff is probably done best by those who have stood the test of centuries."

Nah, listening to new stuff lets you be part of the test of centuries.

Monophonic Spree (Paul in Santa Cruz), Monday, 4 January 2010 01:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

But certainly there's more interesting new stuff out there besides quasi-classical music aimed at the indie set?

Sailor Tuxedo Moon Mask (Daruton), Monday, 4 January 2010 01:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

For the most part, I agree with both of the two previous posts.

djh, Monday, 4 January 2010 11:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

I do find Richard Skelton quite moving:

http://www.mixcloud.com/FluidRadio/richard-skelton-exclusive/player/

djh, Friday, 8 January 2010 22:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

a lot of that boomkat modern classical kinda stuff is really wonderful

A™ machine (sic) (omar little), Friday, 8 January 2010 22:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

who do you rate in particular?

djh, Saturday, 9 January 2010 16:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

Richard Skelton is one of my very favourite musicians of the last few years. Everything he's done that I have is amazing; particularly notable is the attention to the physical packaging etc (though even without that, the music is amazing).

toby, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 18:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

What would you go for next, after "Landings"?

djh, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 19:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

i really like Olafur Arnalds. i haven't heard much of his other music, but 'the blue notebooks' by max richter--while a fairly obvious and PFM-approved pick--is really great. 'a box of birch' by a broken consort is good (another skelton project, i think?) would leyland kirby/the caretaker count?

A™ machine (sic) (omar little), Wednesday, 13 January 2010 19:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

Loving the Kirby album, all three discs of it.

Interesting that Richter's album on the (um, late) Late Junction imprint got picked up by FatCat's neo-classical off-shoot.

djh, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 19:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

these were the other three Type things that arrived from boomkat the other day (in addition to zelienople mentioned elswhere). not listened to it all in depth yet but have shuffled it during last three commutes. i got the On lp (ambient drones), the Goldmund (reminds me of music for airports piano bits) and the recent Helios (like the quiet bits of mogwai)

http://typerecords.com/releases <- handy podcast section

there's also a boomkat winter sale featuring a lot of Type lps, mine came to about £4 each

> "I have regularly wondered if it's pointless listening to Peter Broderick/Olafur Arnalds when solo piano stuff is probably done best by those who have stood the test of centuries."

i kinda thought the same with the goldmund, whether there were classical piano works i should be looking up, but in addition to rather than instead of.

koogs, Thursday, 14 January 2010 10:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

Koogs, thanks for the heads-up on the Boomkat deals. I went for the On record too. Sounds awesome: "SYLVAIN CHAUVEAU AND STEVEN HESS REWORKED BY DEATHPROD... this is the great 'lost' Deathprod album".

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Thursday, 14 January 2010 10:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

that On cover pic as well, is lovely (folded out is even better). a lot of the Type records have covers that remind me of red house painters 4ad sleeves.

koogs, Thursday, 14 January 2010 10:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

Also went for the ON cd ...

djh, Thursday, 14 January 2010 10:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that whole visual aesthetic is something that I'm quite easily sold on. x-post

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Thursday, 14 January 2010 10:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

(On photographer has more photos here:
http://blog.shawnconvey.com/#57065/Your-Naked-Ghost )

koogs, Thursday, 14 January 2010 11:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

Woah unexpected mental guitars on the last track of Olafur Arnald's Eulogy for Evolution.

Eluvium's piano stuff definitely worth a mention here - An Accidental Memory in Case of Death, When I Live by the Garden and the Sea. Also Copia, and Miniatures under his name of Robert Cooper Clarke, more instrumentation but still of the 'classical' bent.

Would be happy to listen to older stuff if I knew of any that sounded like this, but aside from Satie, I don't. Recommendations welcome!

CATBEAST 7777 (ledge), Thursday, 14 January 2010 11:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

> Woah unexpected mental guitars on the last track of Olafur Arnald's Eulogy for Evolution.

mental guitars = industrial revolution

koogs, Thursday, 14 January 2010 12:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

so anyway, pilfering the Type podcasts. and there's pme by Simon Scott, ex-ex-ex of slowdive. and there's a link to his blog. and there's an lp by him ('Navigare') and a link to Boomkat who gave it record of the week last october

http://typerecords.com/typecasts/9
http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=232012

is in a similar vein to the On record (in the way all ambient stuff sounds the same) but with tinges of the old slowdive sound (or am i imagining that?)

(typed in classical piano to amazon's mp3 downloads site. millions of hits. oh um)

koogs, Friday, 15 January 2010 12:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

What would you go for next, after "Landings"?

Either "Marking Time" or "Box of Birch", I guess. It's all good though.

toby, Friday, 15 January 2010 13:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

On a piano bent, it's not exactly the same as this stuff, but if you don't know Chopin's Nocturnes, you should definitely check them out.

toby, Friday, 15 January 2010 13:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

this week's boomkat recommendations (link should be good for future use too):

http://boomkat.com/genres/32/recommendations

the Minamo sounds nice from the samples (but i have more cheap Type records to check out first). the Owen Pallett is miss categorised i think, sounds more like the beach boys.

i also find there's some crossover with the Dark Ambient / Drone / Metal genre

http://boomkat.com/genres/137/recommendations

(the mp3 versions have samples of all tracks, not just the three they choose for the cds)

koogs, Saturday, 16 January 2010 13:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

*Loving* On's Your Naked Ghost Comes Back At Night.

djh, Monday, 18 January 2010 21:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

If you like Johann Johannsson you should investigate ... ? (contemporary or otherwise)

djh, Monday, 18 January 2010 21:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

On's a bit bleak for my tastes. Where's the choons?

CATBEAST 7777 (ledge), Wednesday, 20 January 2010 14:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

Palmless Prayer/Mass Murder Refrain by Mono & World's End Girlfriend is a bit Johannsonesque. Well it has violins anyway. Pretty miserablist though.

CATBEAST 7777 (ledge), Wednesday, 20 January 2010 15:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

I have never heard of these composers. I assume they sound something like Satie informed by minimalism with subtle O'Rourke-ish electronic touches, with higher production values and lower standards of performance technique than most 'new music'? Which could be great or not, depending.

(Ha, OK, just noticed the Satie comparison.)

Sundar, Wednesday, 20 January 2010 15:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the Skelton link!

Sundar, Thursday, 21 January 2010 17:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

Johann Johannsson & Greg Haines (?) live in London in May:
http://www.last.fm/event/1380575+Arctic+Circle+Presents+-+J%C3%B3hann+J%C3%B3hannsson+-+Greg+Haines

take me to your lemur (ledge), Friday, 22 January 2010 12:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

Hildur Gudnadottier's Without Sinking deserves a special mention.

(Any thoughts on her other releases? I haven't heard them).

djh, Wednesday, 27 January 2010 08:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

this thread title cracks me up and is so otm

ben bernankles (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 27 January 2010 08:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

Do any of these artists get reviewed as "classical" music in anywhere other than the Wire? Do they get coverage in what might be described as "traditional" classical music magazines?

djh, Wednesday, 27 January 2010 14:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

the actual boomkat category is 'classical / home listening / ambient' and it's pretty much a catch all for slow quiet stuff.

koogs, Wednesday, 27 January 2010 14:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

Do they get coverage in what might be described as "traditional" classical music magazines?

judging from a cursory search, not at all.

take me to your lemur (ledge), Wednesday, 27 January 2010 14:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

Never bought it myself, but I think that the BBC Music magazine (mostly classical, some jazz too) has Late Junction-type stuff in it (Late Junction being the one mainstream radio programme that plays this sorta stuff).

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Wednesday, 27 January 2010 14:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

Nils Frahm added to the Johann Johannsson show.

djh, Friday, 29 January 2010 22:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

Akira Rabelais has a new album coming out soon. Everyone should listen to Eisoptrophobia. Lovely, haunted reworkings of gorgeous piano pieces from the likes of Satie et al.

Salvador Dali Parton (Turangalila), Friday, 29 January 2010 22:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

Frahm's The Bells sounded lovely earlier while cleaning the kitchen; Johannsson's Virdulegu forsetar sounding gorgeous now (possibly my favourite classical album ever, up there with my favourite albums of any genre); have also been enjoying Valgeir Sigurdsson's Draumalandid.

djh, Saturday, 30 January 2010 22:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

Anyone heard the Rachel Grimes album?

djh, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 10:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

BTW, djh, thanks for starting this thread...hadn't heard Chauveau or Arnalds yet and grabbed a bunch of both. The Arnalds albums I got have rapidly become some of my favourites.

Anyone else picked up the newish Johannsson soundtrack to the film Varmints? Grabbed it on vinyl and ripped it to MP3 (guess the CD isn't out yet) but there seems to be some weird distortion that comes in on the last track of side one...not sure if that's part of the sound or whether my rip was bad...was perfectly clear up until that point. Either way, enjoyed the album.

Sean Carruthers, Friday, 5 February 2010 03:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

the Varmints soundtrack turned up in today's boomkat newsletter (vinyl only until april it says) and actually goes by the snappy title "And In The Endless Pause There Came The Sound Of Bees"

samples here:
http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=245281

koogs, Friday, 5 February 2010 11:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

You can get Varmints on CD - it came out as a tour CD - I got my copy from Insound. It's being re-issued in the UK in April.

djh, Friday, 5 February 2010 16:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

Free compilation that partly matches this thread's aesthetic here: http://jointhecircle.net/

djh, Friday, 5 February 2010 20:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

nils frahm's wintermusik sounding fucking gorgeous right now (washing the dishes, glass of red on the go).

djh, Saturday, 13 February 2010 18:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

Want to echo the Richard Skelton love upthread - Landings is great. Maybe I just don't listen to enough of this sort of thing, but the strings on it sound fantastic, there's a really earthy resonance to them.

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Saturday, 13 February 2010 20:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

In the mood to buy a record in this genre ... Any suggestions?

djh, Saturday, 20 February 2010 16:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

One artist you may want to check out is Harold Budd - a lot of good albums dating back to the 70s, even. It varies a bit, from very piano-heavy to highly processed, so you'll want to preview them first I guess. I have a soft spot for Lovely Thunder and his collab with the Cocteau Twins, Moon and the Melodies but people often point to The White Arcades as a good starting point. (He also has some newer releases too which I'm somewhat less familiar with.)

Sean Carruthers, Monday, 22 February 2010 17:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

Also you may want to check out one or more of Ryuichi Sakamoto's more recent works - I really like both BTTB and Playing the Piano for their simplicity and the nice balance between classical sensibilities and modern feel.

Have also been enjoying the Nils Frahm record Winter Musik.

Sean Carruthers, Friday, 26 February 2010 02:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

Anyone go to any Bubbly Blue & Green events?

djh, Sunday, 28 February 2010 13:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

Also, yes, Winter Musik is excellent. I possibly like The Bells even more.

djh, Sunday, 28 February 2010 13:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

> Anyone go to any Bubbly Blue & Green events?

was at the Isan / Hauschka with Hildur Guðnadóttir on thursday. went for the laptop electronic (with added water driven percussion and splishy sploshy samples), stayed for the prepared piano and modified cello (surprisingly captivating).

koogs, Sunday, 28 February 2010 21:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

another huge thumbs-up for Frahm's The Bells - this is great stuff

Lee Dorrian Gray (J0hn D.), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 19:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

new olafur arnalds: http://www.erasedtapes.co.uk/ (though not really *getting it* so far)

djh, Tuesday, 30 March 2010 10:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

Hauschka, the prepared piano dude i mentioned upthread slightly, is in the latest morr mailout as gigging soon.

10.05.2010 — London (GB) — Barbican ( http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=10071 )
12.05.2010 — Cambridge (GB) — Junction
13.05.2010 — Bristol (GB) — St George
14.05.2010 — Oxford (GB) — Holywell Music Room
15.05.2010 — Manchester (GB) — Band On The Wall
16.05.2010 — Edinburgh (GB) — Roxy

koogs, Wednesday, 7 April 2010 17:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

also, isan's half of the Bubbly Blue And Green gig is available from their website: www.isan.co.uk (which is a bit off topic but...)

koogs, Thursday, 8 April 2010 11:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

Nils Frahm in Oxford tomorrow!

djh, Sunday, 11 April 2010 21:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

So I can't make the Johann Johannson show in London on May 27, anyone want a ticket? £12.50, wot a bargain.

the big pink suede panda bear hurts (ledge), Monday, 12 April 2010 08:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

what's worth exploring on kning disk?

djh, Monday, 12 April 2010 10:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

and were broderick and frahm the only "solo piano" releases on the label?

djh, Saturday, 24 April 2010 21:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Hauschka very entertaining live.

djh, Sunday, 16 May 2010 18:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

bunch of stuff on Type Recordings, including Broderick's Float in the boomkat summer sale for £3.95:

http://www.boomkat.com/labels/?id=2582&format=cd

koogs, Wednesday, 7 July 2010 18:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

Have I missed anything?

djh, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 20:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Looking for suggestions for more stuff like Olafur Arnalds or like, say, Peter Broderick's Float - stuff that is maybe a touch less dissonant than stuff like Landings can be at times (though I love it too). Really need some more stuff that won't jangle the nerves at random intervals!

Sean Carruthers, Sunday, 14 November 2010 22:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

(Caveat: still want to stay away from new age cheeseorama.)

Sean Carruthers, Sunday, 14 November 2010 22:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

I have never heard of these composers. I assume they sound something like Satie informed by minimalism with subtle O'Rourke-ish electronic touches, with higher production values and lower standards of performance technique than most 'new music'? Which could be great or not, depending.

OTM

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 03:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Pondering spending my Xmas Boomkat voucher on Third Eye Foundation's "The Dark" and Philip Jeck's "An Ark For The Listener" but do feel free to persuade me otherwise . . .

djh, Monday, 27 December 2010 21:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Those are both really great listens tbh.

O Permaban (NickB), Tuesday, 28 December 2010 00:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

does the Akira Rabeilas' Caduceus album go here? nobody seems to have talked about it much. severely processed guitar w/ traces of field recordings and delicate AM radio interference. so nice

missingNO, Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Should start a 2011 thread but uncertain on what classical music is being bought from Boomkat this year . . . .

Had forgotten how much I enjoyed Richard Skelton's Landings (prompted to replay by The Wire).

Has anyone gone for Skura, the 20 disc box set?

djh, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 18:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

a bunch of the Type Recordings releases are in the winter sale, for the next week anyway.

koogs, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 18:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

also, here's a link to the Home Listening recommendations

http://boomkat.com/genres/32/recommendations

koogs, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 18:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

Go for it if you want to start a new thread, but I would say make it modern classical / ambient / field recordings of rolling tumbleweed cos there's obviously lots of blurring between these things.

ka£ka (NickB), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 21:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

New Nils Frahm.

Can't listen to it on headphones (as recommended on the sleeve) as the scrape of pedals etc gets on my nerves too much.

Hasn't moved me as much as previous releases, so far, but it may grow on me.

djh, Wednesday, 7 September 2011 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

agree..... my thoughts here

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 01:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I picked up a dozen or so releases in the recent (1 mo. or so ago?) Boomkat sale... biggest winner is probably Sylvain Chauveau's The Black Book of Capitalism...... gorgeous record all around.

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Sunday, 18 September 2011 01:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I do hope the ongoing Boomkat sales keeps the Type label ticking over.

djh, Monday, 19 September 2011 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.livingroomsongs.olafurarnalds.com/

djh, Monday, 3 October 2011 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Came here to post that link. Nice catch. Day 2 is wonderful. Will be ordering the cd/dvd combo, myself.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

The thing with announcing that this is going to be released ... what if this week's recordings are rubbish?

djh, Thursday, 6 October 2011 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Enjoying Johannsson's Fordlandia.

I suppose I'm having difficulty discerning whether some of this music is intentionally difficult or whether it is aiming for pleasure. Not that it matters either way.

calstars, Friday, 7 October 2011 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, the one time I saw him he and the ensemble seemed exceptionally dour. Not sure whether they were just having a day or whether they were trying to be Serious Musicians™, but it didn't exactly project an aura of pleasure. Which doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it, however.

Sean Carruthers, Sunday, 9 October 2011 02:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

er, having a BAD day...

Sean Carruthers, Sunday, 9 October 2011 02:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

On the recordings, I like the "whole thing" - the strings, the processing, the production, the electronic bits. When I saw him live, I just kind of thought I'd rather just hear the strings and that the other sounds felt too incongruous.

djh, Sunday, 9 October 2011 07:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

... Actually, I didn't enjoy it live to a point that it *slightly* put me off the records.

djh, Sunday, 9 October 2011 07:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Had forgotten how much I enjoyed Richard Skelton's Landings

― djh, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 7:36 PM (7 months ago) Bookmark

Man... just discovered this today and it's jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Fantastic, meditative and ethereal music. Shoots straight to my heart.

Y Kant Lou Reed (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 5 November 2011 13:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone else heard the Le Lendemain album called Fires? Got turned onto it by the guy at Penguin who knows I'm into Johannsson etc, and it certainly fits into that whole vein.

Have really learned to love the Winged Victory album - it's also put me onto the solo Dustin O'Halloran albums and all of the Stars of the Lid stuff, too - all of them are on Rdio thankfully!

Sean Carruthers, Saturday, 5 November 2011 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

For my birthday last year my wife got me one of Richard Skelton's special editions - a CD of exclusive tracks and a beautiful box containing various cool things. I don't have physical copies of any other music these days, but all of his stuff is so gorgeously packaged that I have them all out on display.

toby, Sunday, 6 November 2011 11:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

We're definitely moving into the time of year where I listen to Skelton every weekend morning around dawn.

toby, Sunday, 6 November 2011 11:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Have really learned to love the Winged Victory album - it's also put me onto the solo Dustin O'Halloran albums and all of the Stars of the Lid stuff, too - all of them are on Rdio thankfully!

awesome!

difficult to adjust to ilxor being a low frequency poster (ilxor), Sunday, 6 November 2011 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone else heard the Le Lendemain album called Fires? Got turned onto it by the guy at Penguin who knows I'm into Johannsson etc, and it certainly fits into that whole vein.

― Sean Carruthers, Saturday, November 5, 2011

This is a great record. I'm going to put it on right now in fact...

I've been revisiting Rachel's Systems/Layers a lot lately. I wish this was available on vinyl.

I'd like to recommend this band also: http://hedia.bandcamp.com/

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Sunday, 6 November 2011 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

'Systems/Layers' is an ultimate winter album for me

Y Kant Lou Reed (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 6 November 2011 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

A new Jacaszek always has potential! Thanks for the link.

I certainly wouldn't have, but hey. (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 18 November 2011 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ah, surprised I'd not heard of him before:

http://soundcloud.com/miasmah/sets/jacaszek-treny/

djh, Saturday, 19 November 2011 22:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

A Winged Victory For The Sullen play Manchester, Glasgow and London in January: https://www.facebook.com/awvfts

London tickets here: http://bit.ly/rEacMQ

Happy to see that Sleepingdog are supporting as I missed them at Cafe Oto this week.

Their record is worth mentioning in this thread:
http://www.gizehrecords.com/gzh31.html

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Saturday, 19 November 2011 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

In the same vein as A Winged Victory, the Christina Vantzou album is worth a listen on Spotify. She's the other half of The Dead Texan btw in case the name's not familiar.

next thing she's shaving my skrillex (NickB), Saturday, 19 November 2011 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

can someone give me guidance on these Sylvain Chauveau albums (all on Type)? i have "The Black Book of Capitalism" already, it kills, just want to know what else is really good vs. skippable

right now i could get:

- S
- Nuage
- Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated)

??? thanks

ilxor, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

all(?) the cds are in the boomkat winter sale btw (which might be why you're asking). lots of other Type bargains too.

koogs, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

actually, boomkat has samples (more samples if you click on the mp3 version)

koogs, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Syvain Chauveau-related: I recommend the Deathprod-mixed On album.

djh, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

On is great yes.

As for Sylvain Chauveau, I think you should get Nuage and/or S. And if you dare also try and find 'Down to the Bone: An Acoustic Tribute to Depeche Mode', which is fantastic. Cover album of DM tracks with Sylvain singing. Hauntingly beautiful

I certainly wouldn't have, but hey. (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 11:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

psyched for matt bourne's new album on leaf

http://www.theleaflabel.com/en/artists/view/51

Crackle Box, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Items shipped to you:

Ordered Title Price (GBP) Dispatched Subtotal

1 ON (SYLVAIN CHAUVEAU / STEVEN HESS), Something That Has Form And Something That Does Not, CD £4.50 1 £4.50
1 RENE HELL, The Terminal Symphony, CD £4.99 1 £4.99
1 ROLL THE DICE, Roll The Dice, CD £4.50 1 £4.50
1 SVARTE GREINER, Kappe, CD £4.50 1 £4.50
1 SYLVAIN CHAUVEAU, Nuage, CD £4.50 1 £4.50
1 SYLVAIN CHAUVEAU, Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated), CD £4.50 1 £4.50

Subtotal: £27.49

ilxor, Friday, 6 January 2012 05:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

all(?) the cds are in the boomkat winter sale btw (which might be why you're asking). lots of other Type bargains too.

yup! exactly why i asked. i got "Black Book of Capitalism" last winter sale. i usually try to get 5-6 Type things each year. got the other On album last year. waited on this one... i thought it'd be discounted this year... sure enough! yay boomkat

ilxor, Friday, 6 January 2012 05:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

still lots to explore, i haven't checked out the Zelienople, North Sea, Xela, or a bunch of others yet.... those any good?

ilxor, Friday, 6 January 2012 05:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh man, you should get Xela's 'For Frosty Mornings And Summer Nights'! Warm bubbly electronica, the last great album in its genre as far as I'm concerned.

I certainly wouldn't have, but hey. (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 6 January 2012 12:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Totally recommend Zelienople's last album, Give It Up. Really good ambient rock along the lines of late Talk Talk, Bark Psychosis or Dean Roberts/Autistic Daughters.

Some English guy in West Bumblefrickin' nowhere (NickB), Friday, 6 January 2012 12:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

awesome, thanks guys!

ilxor, Saturday, 7 January 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Got the Richard Skelton SKURA box (the DVD edition) for my birthday, so now I have everything (I was missing maybe 6 CDs before). Have been listening to it a lot; it's all great, of course.

toby, Saturday, 7 January 2012 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Do you *really* need more than Landings?

(That isn't meant to sound as polemical as it does.)

djh, Sunday, 8 January 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dug out his Wolf Notes LP, as *AR this weekend and loved it. Quite a different feel to Landings, mostly due to the vocals: http://soundcloud.com/_type/sets/ar-wolf-notes

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Monday, 9 January 2012 08:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Landings and Wolf Notes are probably the best, I agree.

toby, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 13:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd like Wolf Notes more if it didn't have singing (or had a different singer).

djh, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is SKURA a good use of fifty quid?

djh, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love Landings and havent heard the *AR thing, but also recommend Marking Time, which was reissued widely last year (well... as widely as a Richard Skelton release is likely to be reissued)

ilxor, Friday, 13 January 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Quite enjoying the new Ryan Teague album - it sounded incredible in the shop.

djh, Monday, 12 March 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Can't seem to find any talk about the new bvdub double cd.. I sounds a small departure from previous works, more vocals and different rhythms.. anyone heard it?

mmmm, Friday, 6 April 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

djh, Friday, 6 April 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

since this is one of the only threads that had a discussion about it i just want to reiterate how awesome *AR is

Lamp, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 01:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can't stand the voice on *AR.

djh, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i can see that but she doesnt bother me

new record 'griis' on low point is p rad btw

Lamp, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 01:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Was that A Winged Victory For the Sullen on Countryfile, just now?

djh, Sunday, 29 April 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I could imagine buying SKURA in a moment of weakness thought not fully keen on the idea of buying MP3s.

djh, Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

The new Richard Skelton, Verses Of Birds, is fantastic, very striking and rich but rather dreamy at the same time.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 21 June 2012 11:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

enjoying this new daphne oram collection:

http://boomkat.com/cds/507123-daphne-oram-the-oram-tapes-volume-one-deluxe-2cd-edition

take the claude bolling (get bent), Monday, 25 June 2012 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

is there any overlap with the Oramics 2xcd thing?

(have been to see the oramics machine in the science museum a couple of times now. but am not entirely convinced by what i've heard of the actual recorded output)

koogs, Monday, 25 June 2012 11:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

SKURA dvd: is it a case of just putting the disc in your computer and then ripping to another format to play? is the package nice?

djh, Monday, 2 July 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

packaging is fairly nice iirc. dvd is properly tagged mp3 files, just drag and drop to your computer.

toby, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 11:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

v tempting. i don't think i can bring myself to commission one of those one off cd box sets ...

djh, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 16:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pleased with SKURA although I'd probably have preferred finished CDs.

The new album is very good, too.

djh, Monday, 16 July 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Working my way through SKURA.

Any thoughts on it?

djh, Wednesday, 18 July 2012 19:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

A cracker - and the literal embodiment of this thread - http://boomkat.com/cds/556557-morton-feldman-crippled-symmetry-at-june-in-buffalo

Terabytes of FLACS of screaming (Call the Cops), Sunday, 29 July 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

SKURA was fifty quid well spent. Some beautiful stuff on there - though I have to confess I had to copy it all onto CD.

djh, Tuesday, 31 July 2012 19:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Some new Richard Skelton oddities:

http://www.corbelstonepress.com/support.htm

djh, Thursday, 20 September 2012 18:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

New Nils Frahm:

http://soundcloud.com/erasedtapes/sets/nils-frahm-screws

djh, Sunday, 23 September 2012 18:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Michael Tanner on his new album:

The Cloisters, Michael reveals, was conceived during a time of deep personal dissatisfaction with the drone/ambient/classical minimalist ‘scene’ – one seemingly populated by “the same 30 blokes, making the same music in Ableton [loop-based music software], more often than not sporting the same beard. It was made under an awareness that I was lumped in with them, and internalising if/how I was really so different. It became an attempt to see if I could retain the style of music I’ve been making for 12 years now, but still try and get out of the box, so to speak.”

Never really thought about the process behind making this music and/or Ableton. Can we name the 30 blokes?

djh, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 18:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

There's another Skelton album, too, by the way.

djh, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 18:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

More importantly can we name the beard?

itt: 'splaining men (ledge), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 19:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

Haven't managed to work out who any of these bearded people might be.

djh, Sunday, 11 November 2012 11:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

This sounds nice ...

http://www.gogoyoko.com/album/Stafnbui

djh, Monday, 24 December 2012 22:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

Some new-old Richard Skelton:

http://www.corbelstonepress.com/archival-riftmusic2.htm

djh, Wednesday, 29 May 2013 19:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Weird. Would have had Skelton down as popular on here.

djh, Sunday, 2 June 2013 20:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think he is? But I don't ever hear his stuff when it comes out - by a long-standing arrangement, my wife buys it and keeps it until my birthday/Christmas. So probably I'll have something to say about it in January!

toby, Monday, 3 June 2013 05:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

I really like the new Olafur Arnalds album, but it is very straightforward in a way that a lot of the stuff in this thread (at least, the stuff I am familiar with) doesn't seem to be.

boxedjoy, Sunday, 27 October 2013 23:58 (9 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Any thoughts on the new Nils Frahm?

http://www.clashmusic.com/videos/nils-frahm-toilet-brushes

djh, Monday, 18 November 2013 18:19 (9 months ago) Permalink

Must admit I prefer him when he is just tapping away at the keys than we he is doing anything more than this.

djh, Monday, 18 November 2013 20:40 (9 months ago) Permalink

"when" not "we"

djh, Monday, 18 November 2013 20:54 (9 months ago) Permalink

ha, i was blown away listening to 'says' the other day and checked out some other pieces...i love the more percussive, effected-out, synth-heavy pieces a lot, but the piano-only ones i heard don't hit me as hard.

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 18 November 2013 21:09 (9 months ago) Permalink

Says is awesome, really into the rest of the album too. Great bedtime listening.

comic sbans soref (wins), Monday, 18 November 2013 23:01 (9 months ago) Permalink

I swear, I have never heard of Nils Frahm, and suddenly he is EVERYWHERE this week. Will have to investigate further.
I am enjoying Toilet Brushes!

Lo Ambient Limit Switch (doo dah), Thursday, 21 November 2013 17:32 (9 months ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

How was the Olafur Arnalds album?

djh, Thursday, 19 December 2013 07:53 (8 months ago) Permalink

* I think he is? But I don't ever hear his stuff when it comes out - by a long-standing arrangement, my wife buys it and keeps it until my birthday/Christmas. So probably I'll have something to say about it in January!

― toby, Monday, June 3, 2013 5:49 AM (6 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink*

How was Xmas, toby?

djh, Sunday, 29 December 2013 16:53 (7 months ago) Permalink

I think it's been saved for my birthday (next week)...

toby, Sunday, 29 December 2013 19:04 (7 months ago) Permalink

Happy Birthday toby ...

djh, Wednesday, 1 January 2014 22:28 (7 months ago) Permalink

^ I hope she didn't renege on the arrangement ...

djh, Saturday, 11 January 2014 22:57 (7 months ago) Permalink

New Jacaszek album ... can't figure out how to order a copy from Poland, mind.

http://www.nck.pl/artykuly/101279-piesni.html

djh, Thursday, 16 January 2014 21:04 (7 months ago) Permalink

http://pitchfork.com/advance/321-mccanick/

djh, Thursday, 23 January 2014 23:27 (6 months ago) Permalink

^ New Johann Johannsson

djh, Thursday, 23 January 2014 23:27 (6 months ago) Permalink

Right then ... I've got a £20 voucher to spend at Boomkat. Half might go on a Jacaszek re-issue. The rest?

djh, Saturday, 25 January 2014 17:19 (6 months ago) Permalink

Do you already have the latest Olafur Arnalds disc? That one particularly resonated with me. His seasoning of the album with the occasional song works really well.

doug watson, Saturday, 25 January 2014 23:47 (6 months ago) Permalink

^ This is very nice, by the way.

djh, Monday, 3 February 2014 20:35 (6 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Loving this and the album it comes from:

djh, Tuesday, 11 March 2014 21:45 (5 months ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

This album has been knocking me out today - Hildur Gudnadottir: Saman, released a couple of weeks ago.

http://youtu.be/joDTBhYmITE

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Sunday, 20 July 2014 05:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

Need more of this type of thing...

Ned Trifle X, Thursday, 31 July 2014 22:03 (3 weeks ago) Permalink


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