Not Pop Not Indie Shambhala 2016 Thread

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Laura Mvula and Nile Rodgers did a song together. Let Shambhala 2016 begin!

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 15 January 2016 02:45 (one year ago) Permalink

Also, one of the 2015 thread favorites Acre Tarn dropped a new one yesterday on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/acre-tarn/acre-tarn-dawn-faces

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 15 January 2016 02:47 (one year ago) Permalink

Didn't we mention Geneva Jacuzzi in a past Shambhala? Well, she's back with more missives from an electroclash universe.

As an aside, I, the shambhala, and ILX as a whole, were really remiss in not lauding the V V Brown album Glitch last year. You'd think a husky alto ala Grace Jones given a Knife-y Shaken-Up Versions treatment would strike more gongs around here. I voted for the sole EOY nominated track, but the album as a whole is a keeper.

Flesh emoji (Sanpaku), Saturday, 16 January 2016 01:47 (one year ago) Permalink

I didn't even realize VV released a whole new album. I just thought there were a couple singles. Off to the internets!

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 16 January 2016 02:16 (one year ago) Permalink

dramatic rhythmic Flume track with vocals from Canadian pop artist Kai

Flume - Never Be Like You feat. Kai

soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/flume/never-be-like-you-feat-kai/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/4ja3m5fYLcugwuXB6Jkh4Y

the female vocalist on the track Kai, (Alessia De Gasperis Brigante)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kai_(Alessia_De_Gasperis_Brigante)

the vocalist Kai reminds me of another female vocalist Georgia Nott from Broods.

djmartian, Saturday, 16 January 2016 17:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Thanks for mentioning that, but as a personal preference I'm kind of hoping the whole lazy/disjointed tempo thing with the really tight snare trend dies out soon. It's so common now that even FKA twigs songs leak out of my memory as soon as I hear them.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 16 January 2016 17:23 (one year ago) Permalink

another great track from Danish band, Choir Of Young Believers that manages to incorporate many contrasting features - a dubby hauntology backdrop, sampled echoey chanting vocals, spiraling synths, spanish guitar and cool sophisticated vocals, the vocalist at times sounds like George Michael and slow piano chords towards the end.

Choir Of Young Believers - Perfect Estocada
https://soundcloud.com/ghostly/choir-of-young-believers-perfect-estocada

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/3Lrwxh5MI6DONF4fqMAjDO

djmartian, Monday, 18 January 2016 21:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Finally, something new from Mt. Si (they released two songs near the end of 2014, and then not a peep all last year).

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 20 January 2016 02:37 (one year ago) Permalink

There's some excellent stuff on the Astropol album that came out in December, particularly Just Before Our Love Got Lost.

https://open.spotify.com/track/3KKdIvoxdO5brI6U2jZyBI

On a Raqqa tip (ShariVari), Wednesday, 20 January 2016 12:17 (one year ago) Permalink

LA synth pop trio, Mood Robot

Mood Robot - Invisible Chains
https://soundcloud.com/moodrobotband/invisible-chains

spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/4ZoQUMOiWuuzeKyMFdDMm9

this track glacially glides, groovy synths, male and female vocals, euphoric chillwave feel good vibes. riyl Purity Ring.

I discovered this track a few days back and glad to see it added to this week's spotify fresh finds playlist.

djmartian, Wednesday, 20 January 2016 15:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Mt. Si, pretty track. Never heard of them until this thread. Will have to research to see if their name is based on the local mountain just outside North Bend, WA. The mountain is visible down the road in the "Twin Peaks" title screen. Fun day hike.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 20 January 2016 16:13 (one year ago) Permalink

I listened to the Mt.Si track earlier this week on a spotify playlist. However it was only yesterday that i discovered who the female singer was: Sarah Chernoff of Superhumanoids. She sounds different on this track.

Mt. Si, the LA-based collaborative project from Sarah Chernoff of Superhumanoids, Jesse Kivel of Kisses, and Classixx’s Michael David.
via
http://www.lagasta.com/mt-si-either-or/

Superhumanoids last year were flagged up by myself as Goldfrapp copycats on ILM.

djmartian, Wednesday, 20 January 2016 21:04 (one year ago) Permalink

new artist to me, from Mu a synth pop duo from Vancouver, with a track titled: Vampire that has an addictive charm that sounds more like scandi synth-pop, luv the vocal flow and the icy synths.

Mu – “Vampire” (Stereogum Premiere)
http://www.stereogum.com/1854068/mu-vampire-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/?

Electro-pop duo Mu (Francesca Belcourt and Brittney Rand) layer synths with the best of them and then add a touch of pop sensibility with catchy phrases and dreamy harmonies. On their latest single “Vampire,” they incorporate a highly danceable drum beat with the aforementioned tendencies and ramp them up and down with precision

soundcloud: Mu - Vampire
https://soundcloud.com/soundsofmu/vampire/s-PLlic

Looking at spotify and rym there are already several bands with Mu as a name, including a French band Mu that have been active this decade. Why are people so stupid when it comes to choosing artist names. Surely you would want something that is distinctive and unique, especially in the digital era.

Anyway this Mu are Canadian based in Vancouver.

new track not yet on Spotify, but this is their spotify profile:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5jDCSocdkBXGvaCAtsIzO1

Mu’s sophomore EP, II, is out on 2/12. February 12th

djmartian, Wednesday, 20 January 2016 21:52 (one year ago) Permalink

an uptempo bass heavy rhythmic pop track with a tropical feel, steel drums incorporating samples of Ariana Grande's "You'll Never Know"

The Range - Florida
https://soundcloud.com/therangemusic/florida/

djmartian, Sunday, 24 January 2016 20:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Hi guys. I'll try to be in this thread more in 2016. Right now I'm digging Charlie Hilton – Palana:

http://open.spotify.com/album/7mAqUZqX5vkW4IAnEOWf53

hi-nrg candidate (crüt), Monday, 25 January 2016 13:17 (one year ago) Permalink

I guess that is more straight up indie though.

hi-nrg candidate (crüt), Monday, 25 January 2016 13:18 (one year ago) Permalink

Not to worry. Everyone who frequents the thread has a slightly different take on shambhala, but it all generally falls under the umbrella.

I listened to this Charlie Hilton album over the weekend after finding her on Moka's 2016 spotify playlist. Very nice. (And I just noticed she was the singer for Blouse, who I quite enjoyed when they were a thing.)

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 25 January 2016 13:30 (one year ago) Permalink

Does Margaret Berger belong here, or is she too pop? In any case, I think J Fever would like her new single.

Jeff W, Monday, 25 January 2016 13:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Do you mean this one?

I'm not familiar enough with her to say if she's too pop or not, but "Apologize" has some beautiful synth sounds and I love it. Thanks for the tip.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 25 January 2016 13:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Late arrival from December:

Secular Ghost - Catenary Wires

Welsh ambient pop with outstanding production.

astrophagy might not be immediately obvious (Sanpaku), Monday, 25 January 2016 13:54 (one year ago) Permalink

French minimal wave / coldwave with sublime icy synths and passionate female vocals from Hélène de Thour (also of Minuit Machine and previously Phosphor who released the brilliant Youth & Immortality album in 2013)

Hante. - In Cold Water
https://soundcloud.com/hante-band/in-cold-water-1

spotify: https://soundcloud.com/hante-band/in-cold-water-1

taken from the new album
Hante. - This Fog That Never Ends
http://hante.bandcamp.com/album/this-fog-that-never-ends

djmartian, Monday, 25 January 2016 20:14 (one year ago) Permalink

this track was released on December 4th 2015 when we were all distracted by end of year polls (from a forthcoming 2016 album), Glenn McDonald mentioned it on the Spotify New releases thread on ILM as "Lucius snaps crisply amidst circus-wild kaleidoscopic chaos"

Lucius - Born Again Teen

official Video
https://youtu.be/Uv6jER7wrPM

spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5jLfl8v59olRzPNbS0KXvy

this track is very addictive sort of weirdo yet radio friendly uptempo rhythmic alt-pop with powerful upfront vocals (Goldfrapp / St.Vincent circa Digital Witness vibes even Kate Bush at times in terms of vocal dramatics)

It's currently getting radio play on Amazing Radio in the UK.

djmartian, Monday, 25 January 2016 23:12 (one year ago) Permalink

I luv this dreamy track from Montreal artist, Aléatoire - the hazy submerged synths and the floating dreamy vocalist Ariane Zita, JF i reckon this will be right up your street

Aléatoire - Best Friends
https://open.spotify.com/track/49KFVcl7W4cprH39zOfuRS

discovered via a spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/playlistfarm/playlist/0SoHZdZx3CNt6KjOagKnTj

more info
http://silentshout.ca/2016/01/21/aleatoire-best-friends-feat-ariane-zita/
featuring the vocals of Ariane Zita

"In the middle of all the reverberating synths, guitars and lurching bass lines lie Zita’s low key vocals – offering a grounding and deliciously contemplative presence."

djmartian, Monday, 25 January 2016 23:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Secular Ghost - seems okay, but mostly just a blur
Hante. - Into this, but more for just playing in the background rather than focusing on.
Lucius - I like this right now, but I'm pretty sure it would switch to hate if I heard it too much.
Aléatoire - Best of the recent batch, but I wish there was more of a song holding all these sounds together.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 26 January 2016 22:12 (one year ago) Permalink

trip-pop from London artist, Claudia Kane - strong rhythmic track with a powerful vocal style.

Claudia Kane - Silence

spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/7JbU1Gm3zGV7FHtLnTPpq2

from the 2016 "EP 2" released January 22nd (although also trialed as a late december single release)

summed up aptly:

It's slathered in classic trip-hop motifs - vibrant, ritualistic beats, Lamb-esque vox, and the headiest synths - but there are moments that veer towards cowboy flick soundtracks. Galloping acoustic strums, electric axe licks, and epic frontier-shattering strings... there's a grand sense of space in this track. It's sprawling, empty, isolated, and yet very, very free. It's heroic.

TLOBF
http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/new-music/discovery/claudia-kane-the-silence

djmartian, Saturday, 30 January 2016 15:02 (one year ago) Permalink

"In the Dark" by Montaigne (from Australia) - elastic stuttery arrangement with cool baritone horns

http://soundcloud.com/montaigne-music/in-the-dark-montaigne

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 30 January 2016 15:54 (one year ago) Permalink

another creative dreamy quirky track from Throwing Shade with spoken vocals

Throwing Shade - Hastag IRL
https://soundcloud.com/throwingshade/hashtag-irl-1

djmartian, Sunday, 31 January 2016 17:03 (one year ago) Permalink

glitch art-pop track from Jessy Lanza

Jessy Lanza - It Means I love You
https://youtu.be/C216ZRVOM5A

spotify
https://open.spotify.com/track/78RJDgP05Q7E7p3Sht6d71

djmartian, Sunday, 31 January 2016 21:56 (one year ago) Permalink

ice cool dream ambient futurewave pop from Whispa. lovely submerged synths with floaty ethereal snippet vocals, that would probably make ideal music for a flotation tank. There is a deep immersive purity to this track.

Whispa - Shinobi Flow
https://soundcloud.com/whispawave/shinobi-flow

spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/4BPMeYQn01PdrTT4oxjW3L

djmartian, Sunday, 31 January 2016 22:07 (one year ago) Permalink

that jessy lanza track is so so good, i've lost count on how many times i've played it in these past few days

j. winters (josh), Sunday, 31 January 2016 22:12 (one year ago) Permalink

HEALTH - Life (Purity Ring Rmx)

PR seems have taken to heart the yawns Another Eternity's production elicited. Megan James relegates John Famiglietti to backing vocals.

Lurkers of the world, unite! (Sanpaku), Monday, 1 February 2016 15:17 (one year ago) Permalink

Uhh, not on the verses.

Lurkers of the world, unite! (Sanpaku), Monday, 1 February 2016 15:19 (one year ago) Permalink

playlist is up to date with what's on spotify now. Back in a month

ILM's Rolling Shambhala Thread 2016 Spotify Playlist

ulysses, Tuesday, 2 February 2016 21:12 (one year ago) Permalink

This track is old old old but I just remembered it as something I once heard on a Jockey Slut free cd that came out in about 2002 featuring electronic acts from Norway and kind of precluded a lot of stuff we'd come to hear in later years.

canoon fooder (dog latin), Thursday, 4 February 2016 00:44 (one year ago) Permalink

really enjoying this atmospheric synth pop track from "Scandinavian electronic band based in Helsinki, Finland" Coska, (Manna Borg & Robert Engstrand) strong evocative vocals meshed with melodramatic yearning vibes and catchy pop hooks

Coska - Jupiter
https://soundcloud.com/coskamusic/jupiter

Music by Manna Borg & Robert Engstrand.
Lyrics by Manna Borg.
Mixed and Produced by Robert Engstrand.

spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/6Qwy3Eute8fqmkuwdaw4YL

interesting to note that Robert Engstrand has a totally different music background in prog rock / prog metal bands
http://www.metal-archives.com/artists/Robert_Engstrand/266450

djmartian, Thursday, 4 February 2016 13:25 (one year ago) Permalink

leftfield art-pop / Balearic tech-house electronic pop track from Hunter/ Game titled silver, the closest contemporary reference point would be: Snow Ghosts, Olga Bell, Glasser, Gazelle Twin and The Knife / Fever Ray also riyl: 1990s Balearic electronic pop e.g One Dove with added Weatherall stardust

icy electronics, tribal trippy beats with "crystalline singing" there is a purity and playfulness to this track

Hunter / Game - Silver
https://soundcloud.com/mixmag-1/premiere-huntergame-silver

spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/1XyyJljaoiu8ai8dHyFcJE

Mixmag:

'Silver' takes techno into thrashing tribal rhythms that are subtly breached by crystalline singing.

A thumping bass keeps the tracks momentum ever driving, as vocals, drums and a bouncing synthline flitter between each other.

I was intriqued to find out who the female vocalist was, had i listened to her before? it turns out No

more info

Stream Hunter/Game’s debut LP Adaptation on Kompakt with track-by-track commentary
http://www.factmag.com/2016/02/03/stream-huntergame-adaptation-kompakt/

08. ‘Silver‘

‘Silver’ started as a remix for our Icelandic friends from Kúra. There were some really interesting ambient sounds to work with and that amazing vocal. So we mainly used some live drums percussions samples, processed by delays and effects. The arpeggiator we recorded in Copenhagen with the Kúra guys from a Nord lead 4x they have in their studio. The result sounds kind of crazy and it was to far from the band sound so we agreed to use it for our album.

Kura
https://www.facebook.com/kuramusic

Fanney Ósk Þórisdóttir, lead vocals
from iceland

djmartian, Thursday, 4 February 2016 21:33 (one year ago) Permalink

from the poppy end of the shambhala spectrum, one of the most addictive tracks of the year so far, you will have this on repeat

track starts and ends with the memorable phrase "can we break this spell on the carousel"

an engaging track, that's constantly changing, the vocals and production blend together sublimely

Manila Killa is from the Phillipines, the singer is Joni Fatora from Brooklyn, NYC

Manila Killa ft. Joni Fatora - All that's Left
https://soundcloud.com/manilakilla/all-thats-left

823K plays on Soundcloud

spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2znIzTWdQBzkPSLuXWl14Y

500K plays on Spotify

djmartian, Friday, 5 February 2016 19:02 (one year ago) Permalink

DAWN – Not Above That - bouncy uptempo track discussed elsewhere on ILM

this addictive track needs to be on this thread's spotify playlist, i reckon it could well make the ILM 77 tracks of 2016.

production from Machinedrum

soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/dawn_richard/dawn-not-above-that

spotify: Dawn Richard - Not Above That
https://open.spotify.com/track/2I68J8QjcrQFyGAaTIufZM

djmartian, Friday, 5 February 2016 19:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Jezabels - Pleasure Drive (new single from Aussie indie outfit)

Kill J - Trickle Trickle (Grimes-y R&B) (soundcloud) (Grimes-y R&B)

Robyn Sherwell - My Hand (rhythm section really elevates this)

Lurkers of the world, unite! (Sanpaku), Friday, 5 February 2016 20:39 (one year ago) Permalink

astral electronic soul pop, debut track from Melbourne artist Jess Fairfax (aka X ARI)

X-Ari - Float Away
https://soundcloud.com/fairtrax/x-ari-float-away

you tube:
https://youtu.be/4v7-4aljDO4

bandcamp: http://xari.bandcamp.com/releases

not on spotify yet.

via: Pigeons & Planes - DAILY DISCOVERY: X ARI
http://pigeonsandplanes.com/2016/02/daily-discovery-x-ari/

expect a debut ep mid year

djmartian, Friday, 5 February 2016 22:23 (one year ago) Permalink

now for something totally different - bombastic euro pop from Norwegian artist Alida

a high octane zesty pop track with a strong vocal flow

riyl: Zhala, Dagny

Alida - Leave it all Behind
https://open.spotify.com/track/2pJaiZ7sayXaVmHGjQJeQ0

interview: Spotlight Interview: Alida
http://jajajamusic.com/2016/02/spotlight-interview-alida/

djmartian, Saturday, 6 February 2016 00:23 (one year ago) Permalink

confident uptempo alt-pop in the vein of Ladyhawke / Sky Ferreira from L.A Girlfriend (another new artist from LA - that's 3 new-ish artists from LA this year on this thread)

2 recommended tracks from the debut album

L.A. Girlfriend - XIV
https://open.spotify.com/track/3rZw8wqdaDVT3ZXzLNFUSn

L.A. Girlfriend - Little Do I Know
https://open.spotify.com/track/4C3H5xZQAsCdXYOwbrkV8t

found via:

New band of the week: LA Girlfriend (No 89)
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/feb/05/la-girlfriend-new-band-of-the-week

Her album, a blur of pop fizz and indie drizzle, shimmery melodies and shoegaze haze, is almost a concept homage to that whole era, with references to New Order and Pat Benatar, My Bloody Valentine and Laura Branigan, revolutionary British guitar-noise and perky US skinny-tie new wave.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LAgirlfriend/

Album on Spotify:

L.A. Girlfriend - Neon Gold
https://open.spotify.com/album/3b52EjHApqe9sQODQiYD5O

djmartian, Sunday, 7 February 2016 21:25 (one year ago) Permalink

atmospheric dreamy swirly synth pop track from Glasgow artist Kloe

this track was available on soundcloud last year, but finally got a release last friday on a debut ep

KLOË - Feel
spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/70P0jOfZjs2R5nPPQRcXMp
soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kloemusic/feel-2/s-fc3sy

djmartian, Sunday, 7 February 2016 21:36 (one year ago) Permalink

another excellent Blooms track, atmospheric art-pop noir

Blooms - Give Me Up
https://soundcloud.com/thisisblooms/blooms-give-me-up

luv the fragility of the vocals smerged with swirling electronics.

riyl: Beth Gibbons / Portishead, Insides, Halou

from a forthcoming ep

djmartian, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 22:24 (one year ago) Permalink

dark disco synth pop from Sweden?, (according to the spotify stats) from the mysterious Pikko

Pikko - Run
https://soundcloud.com/pikko-936541108/run

spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2TDGswYidPF11EyKgG4hm4

luv the menacing chunky bass lines and extended reverb synth loops ala giorgio moroder on this track combined with the digitally manipulated female vocalist, JF you gonna luv this track

riyl: Cult Club

I was looking for a description of this music, and this nails it:

'Dark Nu Wave Disco' blends the original sounds of the analogue era into a modern melting pot of Dark disco, Electro Funk and New Wave Synth Pop.
http://www.bigfishaudio.com/Dark-Nu-Wave-Disco

djmartian, Wednesday, 10 February 2016 00:01 (one year ago) Permalink

The Pikko vocalist sounds unnervingly like Neil Young on "Transformer Man."

Love the two L.A. Girlfriend tracks upthread, though!

pitchforkian at best (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 10 February 2016 17:36 (one year ago) Permalink

dreamwave hauntology pop

this track is going to be very popular on this thread, an atmospheric hazy dreamy track from Malmo artist, Badlands

Badlands - Echo
https://soundcloud.com/badlandsse/echo

this town is like a ghost town

if you speak your mind you'll hear
an empty echo

this town is like a ghost town

all my teeth are falling out and make 
a dance of...

this town is like a ghost town

there is nothing good in here
i can't make bad

28 January 2016: Echo is the 2nd single off the upcoming album Locus, due in April 2016.

spotify: http://nbhap.com/playlists/amazing-sweden-nbhaps-three-favourite-tracks-february/

via: http://nbhap.com/playlists/amazing-sweden-nbhaps-three-favourite-tracks-february/

BADLANDS is Catharina Jaunviksna, a songwriter and producer based in Malmö. Echo is the second single taken from her upcoming debut album Locus, set for release in April. It’s a song that slips between characters. At times it sounds like a pleasant enough slice of disco-pop. But suddenly, elements like dark, ominous synths enter the mix, and the track shows its teeth and gains a colder edge. Jaunviksna describes it a ‘a club tune, but with that apocalyptic twist’, and there’s something to that. It’s the perfect, emotionally dissonant soundtrack to one of those nights where you oscillate between having the time of your life and stumbling into the worst corners of your consciousness.

djmartian, Friday, 12 February 2016 21:17 (one year ago) Permalink

correct, Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/track/5KcM5VXN04BWjPEMEQga0b

djmartian, Friday, 12 February 2016 21:18 (one year ago) Permalink

dramatic art-synth pop from Denmark's Lucaléy

riyl: The Knife, Fever Ray

Lucaléy - Truth
https://soundcloud.com/lucaleymusic/truth-1/s-KPZ5f

via IMPOSE magazine
http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/new-music/lucaley-truth

Danish synthpop duo Lucaléy (Ea Phillippa Tange and Bo Karlsson) aren’t just performers, producers and songwriters, they’re community-focused, running music workshops together for high school students across Denmark. “Truth”, which they premiere with us today, is ethereal Scandinavian pop of the highest caliber, with Tange’s delicate soprano bounding over a flickering field of ambient synth and minimal beats

djmartian, Saturday, 13 February 2016 12:36 (one year ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/fastcut/ice-choir-unprepared maybe slightly out of place in this thread but I really like the new Ice Choir song, it's very Prefab Sprout

ufo, Thursday, 30 June 2016 04:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

pr0files album is great, not sure how i missed this until now

ciderpress, Saturday, 2 July 2016 16:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

Sure is! One of my tops of 2016.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 2 July 2016 16:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

From the indie side of the fence, the cloudtop vocalist by far the most interesting part.

Pumarosa - Cecile

Abandon hype all ye who enter here (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 5 July 2016 00:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

They're superb. Really looking forward to more.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 5 July 2016 02:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

Wow, this new Totemo EP is one of the most beautiful things I've heard all year. It is 17 minutes you will not regret.

It certainly is punk of the Church of England to think that way (tangenttangent), Thursday, 7 July 2016 15:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

наадя (Naadia) should have more listeners than sharivari and myself. Her new one, Хорошо, is thisthready.

Abandon hype all ye who enter here (Sanpaku), Sunday, 10 July 2016 20:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

Playlist is updated.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 July 2016 15:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

Belatedly, the new Samaris single.

Samaris - Wanted 2 Say

Bottleneck Century (Sanpaku), Sunday, 31 July 2016 23:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

More recently, uptempo Trentemøller

Trentemøller - River In Me

Bottleneck Century (Sanpaku), Sunday, 31 July 2016 23:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

The new Sleigh Bells is fantastic:

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 11 August 2016 09:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

More indie, but the execution on the chorus makes this one stand out:

Blondfire - True Confessions

no ends, only meanness (Sanpaku), Sunday, 21 August 2016 22:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

hello fellow shambhala-heads. Determined to find the time to find more music from now on. I've been meaning to go through the 2015 thread but haven't managed it as it's too big, any recommended highlights?

I've barely heard any good new music, last actual purchases were probably Suzanne Sundfor and Kristin Kontrol (which I have been enjoying more than I thought I would)
oh just seen that's been getting lots of love on here, good good!

kinder, Monday, 22 August 2016 21:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

Either I'm just not feeling the shambhala that's out there this year or I'm just burned out on all of it, but I'm listening to mostly other kinds of things this year. As I said on fb the other day, "I'm letting all that stuff go to voicemail now."

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 22 August 2016 21:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

^^this is like me w/ country this year.

offhand, my fave shambhala singles from 2015 (all followed up by albums in 2016) came from shura, niki & the dove, ngaiire, and school of seven bells.

dc, Monday, 22 August 2016 21:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

I hear a lot of stuff I think is nice, fine even if on paper it ticks all the right boxes but only occasionally something I really really get into. It's a numbers game I think, and there are more and more artists with a similar sort of sound so it all gets watered down.
But then again I download the odd sort of thing I think is 'hmmm not bad I suppose' then a year or two later I listen again and really love it. (Today it was Austra)

Thanks for the recs, will have a listen.

kinder, Monday, 22 August 2016 21:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

Suggestions for those playing Shambhala catch up:

2014: Ballet School - The Dew Lasts an Hour, iamamiwhoami - Blue, Lamb - Backspace Unwind, Mr. Twin Sister - Mr. Twin Sister,
2015: Allie X - CollXtion EP, Kaleida - Think EP, Kate Boy - One, Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs, Tamaryn - Cranekiss, V.V. Brown - Glitch
2016: Kristin Kontrol - X-Communicate, Pr0files - Jurassic Technologie, Shura - Nothing's Real

Shinzō Abe as Super Mario (Sanpaku), Monday, 22 August 2016 22:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

got, got, need...
Good list, thanks! Ballet School were one of my favourite finds from the 2014 list.

Empress Of were also in there and I think there's new stuff or at least a proper album (produced by David Wrench) I need to go and listen to.

kinder, Monday, 22 August 2016 22:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

Her album last year was so-so, but her one-off single from this year "Woman Is a Word" is so very good.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 22 August 2016 22:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

Sanpaku you are truly a God among men

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 23 August 2016 10:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

the new cathy davey would probably fit in well here

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 10:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

Playlist is updated.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Thursday, 25 August 2016 15:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

There's been some amazing stuff here recently, thanks to everyone. Especially looking forward to hearing more of Eefje de Visser.

Jezabels - Pleasure Drive (new single from Aussie indie outfit)

https://youtu.be/dMV_O_z6-6U

― Lurkers of the world, unite! (Sanpaku), Saturday, 6 February 2016 09:39 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Good news... Some fool decided to poll the entire album (which I love)

"Let's go back to the island" – The Jezabels' Synthia

and it's going about as well as this guy's evening

sbahnhof, Sunday, 28 August 2016 05:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

Eefje de Visser is great. I haven't listened to her current album very much yet, but her previous album, Het is, is very good.

She has a great live band, check out this complete show from 2014.

ArchCarrier, Sunday, 28 August 2016 07:29 (seven months ago) Permalink

Ah! I finally found a new thing I like.

https://kroy.bandcamp.com/track/bones

Full LP due later this month. Might be good.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 4 September 2016 23:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

Can't remember where we were talking about Haerts but I've just seen they've got a "new" single (this Jan afaict) and have also covered 'Everybody here wants you'.

kinder, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

This might skew a bit more indie than most of what gets posted here, but this still feels very this thread-y:

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Sunday, 25 September 2016 22:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I am really enjoying the Synne Sanden album. It's the kind of Shambhala-by-numbers I enjoy, a really good not-pop album of weird textures and post-diva singing. The fleeting appearance of jazz saxophones helps.

boxedjoy, Sunday, 16 October 2016 16:43 (six months ago) Permalink

Also "Cocaine Style" is still remarkable.

boxedjoy, Sunday, 16 October 2016 16:44 (six months ago) Permalink

Listening to Synne Sanden now. I like.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 16 October 2016 17:20 (six months ago) Permalink

On the teen-pop end, the video wears its Amanda Palmer influence in the merkins. Infuriatingly catchy.

HOLYCHILD X Kate Nash - Rotten Teeth

publicity hungry, opportunistic, disgruntled former employee (Sanpaku), Monday, 17 October 2016 03:56 (six months ago) Permalink

I clicked on that despite seeing Kate Nash's name. I shouldn't have.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 17 October 2016 04:10 (six months ago) Permalink

Playlist is updated; for a year where there was some hue and cry about the ebb of shambhala, there's still plenty to explore: 125 songs and 8 hours or so on tap.

ILM's Rolling Shambhala Thread 2016 Spotify Playlist

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Monday, 24 October 2016 22:28 (six months ago) Permalink

daavid, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 19:18 (five months ago) Permalink

^ Don't know if this belongs here but it's good!

daavid, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 19:18 (five months ago) Permalink

that's great

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 02:37 (five months ago) Permalink

I really liked their EP from 2014. Glad they didn't just disappear. This is nice!

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 02:42 (five months ago) Permalink

have y'all talked about maggie rogers here? she's v shamhala in sound if not necessarily in pharrell cosign

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 4 November 2016 14:46 (five months ago) Permalink

Phases by Cellars is fast becoming one of my most played albums of the year. Nighttime Girl is a real song of the year contender for me. It's all about the gorgeous rising harmonies.

https://youtu.be/yPCCioS75jY

Kitchen Person, Sunday, 13 November 2016 05:04 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

xp - That is exactly what I thought as I heard a clip for the BBC Sound of 2017 award shortlist. I think I like this one better:

daavid, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:14 (four months ago) Permalink

playlist is updated.

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Sunday, 4 December 2016 23:08 (four months ago) Permalink

utterly in love with this

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Friday, 9 December 2016 16:16 (four months ago) Permalink

lol @ the video, tres jamiroquai chic

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Friday, 9 December 2016 16:17 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

no 2017 thread or interest, eh?
I dig this Owo album.
http://www.okayafrica.com/audio/owo-new-ep-afro-diasporic-sounds-of-summertime-brooklyn/

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:18 (three months ago) Permalink

My favorite Norwegian album of last year, probably not as interesting if you don't speak the language but still catchy


abcfsk, Friday, 20 January 2017 22:16 (three months ago) Permalink

where are Johnny Fever and Sanpaku to start the 2017 version of this thread? I would myself, but this one of those areas where everything I love about it is always news to me.

boxedjoy, Sunday, 22 January 2017 06:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Just been listening to 'Twist' from this thread's playlist - thought it must actually be from the 90s so surprised to hear it was from 2016! Quite liking it but not sure how much of that is nostalgia...

kinder, Sunday, 22 January 2017 15:37 (three months ago) Permalink

and yeah, as always, I'm still catching up. new thread welcome...?

kinder, Sunday, 22 January 2017 15:47 (three months ago) Permalink

Anyways, the 2016 Spotify Playlist is updated and finalized.

ILM's Rolling Shambhala Thread 2016 Spotify Playlist

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Monday, 23 January 2017 05:37 (three months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Better late than never

Not Pop Not Indie Shambhala 2017 Thread

daavid, Monday, 17 April 2017 17:46 (one week ago) Permalink


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