What are you listening to 2017

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Shelley Fabares - "Johnny Angel"

a but (brimstead), Saturday, 7 January 2017 16:54 (two months ago) Permalink

p much lots of black metal at the moment.

specifically the latest Antaeus and Anaal Nathrakh

Neanderthal, Saturday, 7 January 2017 17:11 (two months ago) Permalink

always loved Johnny Angel.

Neanderthal, Saturday, 7 January 2017 17:11 (two months ago) Permalink

the song, not the person

Neanderthal, Saturday, 7 January 2017 17:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Shirelles wiii you love me tomorrow
2cd on a budget label.
Sound's pretty good for most of it.

Playn Jayn 5 Good Evils
Studio lp by first band I followed.

Gun Club Oslo 10/84.
Drums are mixed too high and plod so I'm wondering if this is Desperate not Terry.

John Coltrane Ballads

Chocolate Soup For Diabetics box.
The 5lps of various mostly Brit Freakbeat (compiled before the term was coined I think) from the early 80s put together in a box. Nice.

Pentangle Cruel Sister.
The 1st lp by them to be all trad covers. Really amazing atmosphere.
I should have grabbed Basket Of Light at the same time.

Sunnyboys Our Best Of.
Aussie garage revivalists choose their fav tracks from the catalogue.

Stevolende, Saturday, 7 January 2017 18:12 (two months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Saturday, 7 January 2017 18:25 (two months ago) Permalink

Oum Kalthoum - Shams El Aseel/أم كلثوم / شمس الاصيل - قصر النيل

I think I burned out on trying to like 2016 things.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 7 January 2017 19:14 (two months ago) Permalink

basket of light is fantastic

no lime tangier, Saturday, 7 January 2017 20:54 (two months ago) Permalink

LP pile: Bourbonese Qualk - 1983-1987, Mozart - Symphonies 38, 39, 40, 41, Death - Symbolic, Graham Lambkin - Community, Palmbonen - II

CD pile: Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy of Molten Bones, Bjork - Debut, Arizmenda - Despairs Depths Descended, Blood Incantation - Starspawn

Tape pile: GBV - Bee Thousand, Drunkdriver - My Chinese Sister, Hands To - Ingress, K. Mizutani - Inferior's Betrayal, Souls of Mischief - '93 till Infinty.

Love all this music but not really in the mood for any of it. Mostly jamming Ram Dass on my phone.

Yelploaf, Saturday, 7 January 2017 23:37 (two months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Sunday, 8 January 2017 22:24 (two months ago) Permalink

holy fuck @ this!

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:03 (two months ago) Permalink

^ Sumac's amazing :)

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:20 (two months ago) Permalink

If this doesn't show up, it's Sun Ra's Singles---The Definitive 45s Collection 1952-1991. I'm about an hour in, most of Disc I of this three-disc set. Aspiring singers they're backing are uneven, but instrumentals aren't, and the two opening songpoems by Mr. Ra are instant grabbers. More songs than the previous singles collection on the Evidence label.

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Info, good excerpts here: [Removed Illegal Link]

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:37 (two months ago) Permalink

here it is:

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 01:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Rough Trade - Avoid Freud

I can't believe I'd never heard of this band until last week! and they wrote "Softcore" by Dusty Springfield which has been one of my favourite songs for years. I guess they were a bigger deal in Canada?

soref, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 02:15 (two months ago) Permalink

is that glam Billy Joel on the cover

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 02:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Cornelius - Fantasma

20 years old now - damn!!

This record is still quite futuristic =)

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 03:37 (two months ago) Permalink

still get teary-eyed at "Thank You For the Music", which is kinda dumb

but yeah, what a great album. even better that he never really tried to follow it up and just went into another direction entirely, cuz I don't think that can be topped.

frogbs, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 03:41 (two months ago) Permalink

i am listening to WHITE ZOMBIE

i feel i should do something to sleaze this joint (viz. my home) up some

j., Tuesday, 10 January 2017 03:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Oops, Sun Ra's xpost Singles---The Definitive Singles Collection is two discs, not three, but 63 tracks, a lot more than the one on the Evidence label (this is on Strut), and from the original masters, while at least some of the Evidence collection was from the low-budget 7" vinyls. Sounds great, and while the guest singers (who gradually disappear, as Ra and the Arkestra speak and sing up, occasionally but very assertively), as I mentioned, are uneven, they all shine sometimes. My favorite is Yochanan, AKA The Space Age Vocalist and The Man From The Sun, who belts 50s novelty free r&b numbers "M uck M uck (Matt Matt)" and Skillet Mama" and also delivers the word from further afield.
The rock 'n' roll/r&b appeal of some vocals and more instrumentals also comes across kinda Latinoid, in a range also for the soul jazz club-goers, Chicago electric bluesters---all of it fitting into what some older customers of my Deep South music store in the 90s meant by "blues", sometimes. Also some straight-up swing and some tentacles extended, but soon assimilated, though not forgotten---this is Disc I, on II things def get out, though "The Bridge", which is cosmic and must be walked after "fire is poured on dry leaves" and one way left to go, is immediately followed by "I'm Gonna Unmask Batman" and it keeps zig-zagging like that. And the catchier pop-blues-jazz approaches stuff can pull in darker rays, like on "Nuclear War": "Radiation breeds mutation" (group singers repeat), "And when they push that button, you can kiss yo' ass bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye." ("Bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye.")

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 22:48 (two months ago) Permalink

And most of these are conventional single lengths for the 50s and 60s (one track is from '91): some amazing fades, especially on several of the more outward bound sides---always leave 'em wanting more.

dow, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 22:56 (two months ago) Permalink

I got one mix with some hard rock from around 1996-97 with Monster Magnet 'Dopes to Infinity', Orange Goblin 'Frequencies from Planet Ten', Prong 'Rude Awakening' & 'Cleansing', Tool 'Aneima', Melvins 'Stag', Soundgarden 'Down on the Upside', Alice In Chains 's/t' & Corrosion of Conformity 'Wiseblood'. It is weird to think of all of those records being around 20 years old too.

A second mix I got going is working through all of Iggy Pop's albums mixed with some Bowie and 80s King Crimson.

Third thing I have been checking out is Dylan's albums from the start along with reading Clinton Heylin's biography. I've listened to the 's/t' and 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' a couple times in the past week or so.

earlnash, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:04 (two months ago) Permalink

xposts: see this comp for more yochanan (alt takes, etc)

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:36 (two months ago) Permalink

Very bouncy and crazy Egyptian shaabi songs in new sound remake from 1991, Ahmed Adaweia - Adaweia 91.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:42 (two months ago) Permalink

the part of the new Zappa Meat Light The Uncle Meat Project Object set that corresponds to the original lp release. So finally hearing this in a remastered version of the way it was originally supposed to be heard.
MIght need a physical copyof this now.

& wishing I hadn't seen the price of the Sun ra singles set as the 7" set which was lying on the counter at Rough Trade East and is like £90 before I'd really taken in what the variations were. MIght have got a copy of the cd version.
Well I do have the Evidence one which I got very cheap some years ago. Think I payed like €11 or something for it.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:47 (two months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:44 (two months ago) Permalink

jimmy eat world - integrity blues
tink - winter's diary 4
maria mckee - life is sweet
dj sprinkles - midtown 120 blues (the record i listened the most in 2016 and it's still going on)

Nourry, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 02:07 (two months ago) Permalink

calzino, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:54 (two months ago) Permalink

An Alan Bennett Joint (Michael B), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 14:03 (two months ago) Permalink

An Alan Bennett Joint (Michael B), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 15:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Cause I'm officially in a midlife crisis, I have been listening to quite a bit of old stuff. Nostalgia.

dEUS - Worst Case Scenario
George Michael - Best of (Damn miss him more and more)
But also Frank Ocean

nathom, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 16:45 (two months ago) Permalink

lol Billy Bragg and that Birthday Party comp were big records for teenage me. im going thru a midlife crisis nostalgia fest too

An Alan Bennett Joint (Michael B), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:16 (two months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 23:18 (two months ago) Permalink

The Colourist with Emiliana Torrini (LIVE)

Includes several cuts from 'Fisherman's Woman' radically re-imagined in orchestral versions that do not mirror the acoustic intimacy of the originals. The percussion throughout is exceptional and Torrini's vocals are as gorgeous as usual.

Also includes tracks from "Tookah" and "Me And Armini".

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 23:31 (two months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Thursday, 12 January 2017 01:54 (two months ago) Permalink

A cheap 2cd of jump blues, hillbilly boogie and other pre r'n'r called Jump'n'Jive. Pretty good selection with decent sound.

It has Tiny Bradshaw's original of Train Kept a Rolling on it. In which the woman on the train is a 'hipster' from New York City. I don't think I've been able to make out what that word was on any of the subsequent covers. Think it's sounded like it morphed into 'heifer' elsewhere. Was the word hipster unknown in white Memphis where Johnny Burnette came from?
Thankfully had different connotations than it does now.

Stevolende, Thursday, 12 January 2017 08:09 (two months ago) Permalink

The only way my 8-year old son will go to sleep is by listening to the Spotify Top 50 list, so what I've been listening to recently is:
Ed Sheeran, "Shape Of You"
Ed Sheeran, "Castle On the Hill"
The Weeknd, "Starboy"
ZAYN/Taylor Swift, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever"
Clean Bandit, "Rockabye" feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie

Of these, I like "Starboy" best. I really don't like Ed Sheeran. I think Sean Paul's guest verse on "Rockabye" is funny.

Apart from that:

Ben Webster, "Picasso"
Charlie Parker w strings
Jorge Ben, A Tabua De Esmeralda
Jeff Parker, Slight Freedom
Mrs Miller singing "Monday Monday"
Cocteau Twins, first album
Bill Evans, How My Heart Sings
Grant Green with Sonny Clark
Fleetwood Mac, "Everywhere"

Johan Lif, Thursday, 12 January 2017 09:55 (two months ago) Permalink

(Ehm, I meant Coleman Hawkins, "Picasso", not Ben Webster.)

Johan Lif, Thursday, 12 January 2017 10:57 (two months ago) Permalink

ran across the electric jive blog, which is still alive and kicking, and have just been inhaling various stuff from there. particularly good is a 78 by almon memela, "amapoyisa/lashona".

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Thursday, 12 January 2017 20:37 (two months ago) Permalink

lots of The Three Sounds for me recently, the standouts have been vibrations, elegant soul and the blue hour w/ Stanley Turrentine. They are a band that can make the world seem a better place with a jaunty instrumental Lee Hazelwood cover, and Sittin' Duck off Elegant Soul was on repeat a lot yesterday. I just love them.

calzino, Thursday, 12 January 2017 20:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Sometimes jazzy, Taiwanese pop, Mavis Fan:


Free EP downloads. Maybe I like it better because it's not in English. I'm okay with that.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 13 January 2017 17:37 (two months ago) Permalink

Need to want laidback to enjoy, I think.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 13 January 2017 17:38 (two months ago) Permalink

Mostly jamming Ram Dass on my phone.

An evening under the breasts of the Divine Mother?

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 13 January 2017 17:42 (two months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Friday, 13 January 2017 21:36 (two months ago) Permalink

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 13 January 2017 22:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Sunn O))) Brother Where Art Thou? (Chinaski), Saturday, 14 January 2017 21:38 (two months ago) Permalink

Finally some good news from turkey. If you like psychedelic oriental trance stuff with horse winnying that is.

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 15 January 2017 23:07 (two months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Sunday, 15 January 2017 23:41 (two months ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Thursday, 19 January 2017 15:12 (two months ago) Permalink

Hadn't heard of those Waldron albums, will def check, thanks! Starting with the Shepp collab, preferably. Reminds me of this, from Rolling Jazz 2016:
That xpost Mal Waldron episode of the Public Radio show Night Lights is posted now, along with a substantial text commentary (x YouTube highlights):http://indianapublicmedia.org/nightlights/soul-eyes-early-mal-waldron-songbook/

― dow, Monday, 22 August And the link to the show still works, I just now checked.

dow, Saturday, 11 March 2017 02:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Linda Catlin Smith - Drifter

full-bodied, robust. sounds like a crisp fall morning, first day of school.. or a crackling wood fire, with seasoned, rich-smelling hardwood. shit is bold

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Saturday, 11 March 2017 03:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Saturday, 11 March 2017 03:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink


a but (brimstead), Saturday, 11 March 2017 20:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Sunday, 12 March 2017 02:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

willem, Sunday, 12 March 2017 13:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This is amazing. Loved the first one (avec Abdou El Omari) too.

willem, Sunday, 12 March 2017 15:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Forgot how much I loved 'Pentamerous Metamorphosis' by Global Communication back in the day. Haven't really busted it out in well over a decade, probably because '76:14' is always the go-to. This record is a lost classic of the genre and I'm surprised it doesn't come up in conversation more. I've never even listened to the original Chapterhouse material and inspiration from which it is born.

yesca, Sunday, 12 March 2017 16:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

martin carthy, watersons, young tradition, sweeney's men +

no lime tangier, Monday, 13 March 2017 06:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 13 March 2017 17:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Today I have been blasting out Mal Waldron's awesome Free At Last (ECM's first release) and his strange and wonderful twin piano sax trio with Shepp, Three For Freedom. He was such an underrated mofo.

been digging 'the call' a lot lately; a shame, it seems, that he never recorded with another group like that

j., Monday, 13 March 2017 18:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It is a really great band/album is that, though possibly he was uncomfortable with the fusion/krautrock type of direction because like you say they didn't work together again and I don't think he even played electric piano on any other albums.

calzino, Monday, 13 March 2017 20:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

he played on some embryo albums including this which i need to hear!

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 02:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think they just recycled the the first track off The Call there and split it into 2, rather than it being additional Mal Waldron material, though.

calzino, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've been blasting through a big 16 record playlist of 80s US punk/indie with The Big Boys, The Effigies, Black Flag, Dinosaur Jr., Flaming Lips, The Feelies, Pylon, Mission of Burma, Pere Ubu, Screaming Trees, Sonic Youth, Wipers, Meat Puppets, Dream Syndicate, The Dicks & Husker Du. Some of this music I had not heard in a while and it is sounding really good mixed together.

earlnash, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

steig aus is definitely _the_ essential embryo album as far as i'm concerned!

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

All I've been listening to lately is R&B/jump blues music from the 1940s.

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 11:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Bridget St John Jumblequeen
pretty sublime, should get a physical copy plus the multi lp compi thing that came out last year of her dandelion stuff.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 12:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Albums I bought or will buy that came or are coming out in 2017:

The Afternoon Gentlemen - Still Pissed 2012-2015
Anomalie - Visions
Anvil - 5 Original Albums in 1 Box
Austra - Future Politics
Bathsheba - Servus
Bedwetter - Volume 1: Flick your Tongue Against your Teeth and Describe the Present
Black Anvil - As Was
Circle Of Dust - Machines of our Disgrace
Disharmony - Goddamn The Sun
Drab Majesty - The Demonstration
Dread Sovereign - For Doom The Bell Tolls
Falls of Rauros - Vigilance Perrenial
The Feelies - In Between
Horn - Turm Am Hang
Junius - Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light
King Woman - Created in the Image of Suffering
Kreator - Gods Of Violence
Laster - Ons Vrije Fatum
Light of the Morning Star - Nocta
Lorn - Arrayed Claws
Naudiz - Wulfasa Kunja
Obituary - Obituary
Overkill - The Grinding Wheel
Pyriphlegethon - The Murky Black of Eternal Night
Rebel Wizard - Triumph Of Gloom
Run The Jewels - 3
Solitary - Dise​ased Hear​t of Soci​ety
Uniform - Wake In Fright
Venenum - Trance Of Death
Violet Cold - Anomie

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 12:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 01:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Thursday, 16 March 2017 03:00 (one week ago) Permalink

I realized I'd never listened to the Chapterhouse record that Global Communication remixed. It's okay but this track was nice bit of post baggy era shimmer. Don't let that dated, bog standard drum intro put you off.

yesca, Thursday, 16 March 2017 18:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Lorn - Arrayed Claws

I got excited, then learned that there is a band called Lorn that is unrelated to the producer called Lorn.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 16 March 2017 19:36 (one week ago) Permalink

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 22:17 (one week ago) Permalink

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:26 (one week ago) Permalink

really enjoying listening to these dean benedetti recordings. i don't "get" bird a lot of the time but these solos sound great!

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 01:28 (one week ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:39 (one week ago) Permalink


Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:44 (one week ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Friday, 24 March 2017 00:07 (five days ago) Permalink

Leafar Legov - Talk

warm crunchy downtempo, not super clicky or noisy, just the right amount of dirt and distress.. RIYL nicolas jaar i guess? i don't know, it's really good. on giegling.

a but (brimstead), Friday, 24 March 2017 00:23 (five days ago) Permalink

Liquid Plejades, Friday, 24 March 2017 01:18 (five days ago) Permalink

super ronnie hazelhurst aavikko kubin hot butter schlammpeitziger kids tv quiz show themes w/ a key change every excuse

massaman gai, Friday, 24 March 2017 13:41 (five days ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Friday, 24 March 2017 16:36 (five days ago) Permalink

the lost weekend - the bridge of love (beautiful vintage soul with cool weird chords)

a but (brimstead), Friday, 24 March 2017 23:09 (five days ago) Permalink

by the light of the burning Citroën, Friday, 24 March 2017 23:34 (five days ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Friday, 24 March 2017 23:45 (five days ago) Permalink

massaman gai, Saturday, 25 March 2017 21:08 (four days ago) Permalink

― no lime tangier, Friday, March 24, 2017 12:07 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Wow not seen that in years. I had it on vinyl in my mid teens. picked it up for 60p or something.
Had some interesting stuff on it.

Stevolende, Saturday, 25 March 2017 22:20 (four days ago) Permalink

dlp9001, Saturday, 25 March 2017 22:32 (four days ago) Permalink

xpost: think i paid fifty cents for my copy! & yes, well worth a listen.

no lime tangier, Saturday, 25 March 2017 23:35 (four days ago) Permalink

The first couple of Weirdos 7"s and demos from that period and it fucken rulz

I cut this hair, I wash this hair, I mess this hair up (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 26 March 2017 08:33 (three days ago) Permalink


I cut this hair, I wash this hair, I mess this hair up (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 26 March 2017 08:34 (three days ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Monday, 27 March 2017 22:37 (two days ago) Permalink

this album is so good. him leaving Weezer is what made them suck.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 27 March 2017 23:40 (two days ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 01:45 (seven hours ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 03:35 (five hours ago) Permalink

sun records ultimate blues collection
rolling stones - emotional rescue
raekwon - cuban linx ii
spoon - hot thoughts
autechre - elseq
stereolab - cobra & phases
black breath - heavy breathing / sentenced to life / slaves beyond death
emerson quartet - mozart (hunt, dissonant) and haydn (kaiser)
coltrane - complete village vanguard
eddie henderson - inside out
freeway - free at last
e-40 - revenue retrievin' graveyard shift
geto boys - the foundation
bardo pond - dilate
augustus pablo & king tubby - king tubby meets rockers uptown

j., Wednesday, 29 March 2017 03:54 (five hours ago) Permalink

pierre favre "portrait"

massaman gai, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 07:40 (one hour ago) Permalink

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:47 (twenty minutes ago) Permalink

hmm, apparently in the (recently rediscovered) film that^ was recorded for marianne faithfull can be heard singing an arrangement of one of my favourite coleman pieces...

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 09:02 (five minutes ago) Permalink

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