Rolling "Experimental Is A Shitty Descriptor But Whatev" 2017

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I never know where to post these so there, I made a thread for it. Please fill it with all your creepy drone, dark ambient, broken electronics, weird techno, abstract noise, and all the other things that make normal people wonder what the hell is wrong with you.

I'll start off with this 2016 list from L'Ombre sur la mesure (from one of the guys behind the now-defunct SWQW):

30. 1991 – No More Dreams (No More Dreams) (Ambient, Synth, Experimental)
29. Ryo Murakami – Esto (Bedouin Records) (Drone, Indus, Noise, Ambient)
28. Carla Dal Forno – You Know What It’s Like (Blackest Ever Black) (Synthpop, Goth, Post-Punk)
27. Skee Mask – Shred (Ilian Tapes) (Techno, House, Breakbeat, Electronica)
26. Monadh – Muara (Further Records) (Ambient)
25. Bethan Kellough – Aven (Touch) (Ambient, Field Recordings, Modern Classical)
24. Acronym – Entagled In Vines (Semantica Records) (Techno, Deep Techno Ambient)
23. Pinkcourtesyphone – Taking Into Acount Only A Portion Of Your Emotions (Editions Mego) (Ambient, Experimental)
22. Thomas Köner – Tiento De La Luz (Denovali) (Ambient, Modern Classical)
21. Dedekind Cut – $uccessor (NON – Hospîtal Productions – Self released) (Electronic)
20. Various Artists – Scandinavian Swords (Northern Electronics) (Techno, Deep Techno, Ambient)
19. Valerio Tricoli – Clonic Earth (PAN) (Experimental, Field Recording, Musique Concrète, Ambient)
18. Claire M Singer – Solas (Touch) (Drone, Electro-acoustic, Modern Classical)
17. Yves de Mey – Drawn With Shadow Pens (Spectrum Spools) (Electronic, Experimental)
16. Elodie – Grisailles (La Scie Dorée) (Modern Classical, Acoustic, Free Improvisation, Ambient)
15. Christine Ott – Only Silence Remains (Gizeh Records) (Modern Classical, Experimental)
14. D.Å.R.F.D.H.S – Förensligandet (Northern Electronics) (Ambient, Techno, Experimental)
13. Saåad – Verdaillon (In Paradisum) (Drone, Ambient, Experimental)
12. Tape Loop Orchestra – The Invisibles (Other Ideas) (Drone, Ambient)
11. Roly Porter – Third Law (Tri Angle) (Drone, Ambient, Noise)
10. Resina – Resina (130701 – Fatcat Records) (Modern Classical, Drone, Ambient)
9. KETEV – I Know No Weekend (Portail Editions) (Ambient, Experimental, Techno)
8. Ian William Craig – Centres (130701 – Fatcat Records) (Ambient, Drone, Folk)
7. Restive Plaggona – Non Serviam (Several Minor Promises) (Techno, Indus)
6. Biosphere – Departed Glories (Smalltown Supersound) (Ambient, Field Recordings)
5. Kerridge – Fatal Light Attraction (Downwards) (Techno, Noise, Indus)
4. Unearth Noise – Prayer And Resonance (Lullabies For Insomniacs) (Ambient, Drone, Tribal, Experimental)
3. Abul Mogard – Works (Ecstatic) (Ambient, Drone)
2. Autechre – Elseq 1-5 (Warp) (IDM, Experimental)
1. Puce Mary – The Spiral (Posh Isolation) (Power Electronics, Noise, Indus)

Dinsdale, Thursday, 12 January 2017 19:07 (two months ago) Permalink

a friend this week pointed this out to me :

https://abulmogard.bandcamp.com/album/works

i tried : not for me.
too isolationist for my ambient groove.
however, could be one for this thread.

mark e, Thursday, 12 January 2017 19:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Just listened to this and it's really engaging beatless music, very different textures from track to track: http://www.tinymixtapes.com/news/keru-not-ever-premieres-new-album-tereza-out-month-infinite-machine

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Thursday, 12 January 2017 19:36 (two months ago) Permalink

RIP time travel

Drugs A. Money, Saturday, 14 January 2017 02:05 (two months ago) Permalink

might start a rival thread to continue my entirely inexplicable beef (not a real beef) w/ dinsdale

seriously though, there does seem to be a divide between ambient weird and crazy weird. time travel usually favoured the former, I usually favour the latter. so there might be something in the alternative 'weird stuff NO AMBIENT NO BORING' thread. rolling attention deficit?

I'll still visit

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Saturday, 14 January 2017 02:27 (two months ago) Permalink

crude dichotomy: kaitlyn aurelia smith goes here, katie gately goes there

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Saturday, 14 January 2017 02:29 (two months ago) Permalink

so where is this other thread?

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 14 January 2017 02:34 (two months ago) Permalink

might start a rival thread to continue my entirely inexplicable beef (not a real beef) w/ dinsdale

seriously though, there does seem to be a divide between ambient weird and crazy weird. time travel usually favoured the former, I usually favour the latter. so there might be something in the alternative 'weird stuff NO AMBIENT NO BORING' thread. rolling attention deficit?

I'll still visit

I made this thread precisely because my kind of stuff almost never seems weird enough for the time travel thread. I suspect overlap will kill one of the two threads (probably this one) but I'm all for beefs so there.

re: Abul Mogard, got a friend who's a big fan too but I never managed to really get into him. It's pleasant enough but on the boring side of the boring ambient imo.

This is boring improv from Matt Christensen (of Zelienople) & Eric Eleazer:
https://mattchristensensolo.bandcamp.com/album/matt-christensen-and-eric-eleazer-longform-improv

Dinsdale, Saturday, 14 January 2017 07:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Basically this was meant as a more inclusive version of the time travel thread.

Dinsdale, Saturday, 14 January 2017 08:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Full disclosure: I linked the new Kevin Hufnagel on the post-Fahey thread the other thread because I couldn't find "time travel".

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Saturday, 14 January 2017 13:02 (two months ago) Permalink

*the other day (other week?)

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Saturday, 14 January 2017 13:03 (two months ago) Permalink

That Kevin Hufnagel album was pretty cool

It's last year, and I linked to it in the voting thread but Space Camp 1991 was a cool listen and probably fits in this thread...

U2 (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 14 January 2017 14:36 (two months ago) Permalink

Getting the year off to a good start:

Alice Kemp 'Fill My Body With Flowers And Rice'
Dave Phillips 'Rise'

alb indys, Saturday, 14 January 2017 15:30 (two months ago) Permalink

btw my plan was to keep this one going as the rolling experimental/non-four-on-the-floor club music thread: Rolling Footwork / Juke / Batida / Shangaan/ Chaabi / Other

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 14 January 2017 20:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Ha, I never checked that thread because I honestly have no idea what any of those genre names mean (assuming that they are genre names).

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Saturday, 14 January 2017 20:31 (two months ago) Permalink

https://ouijaboys.bandcamp.com/

Atari-controlled MIDI organism vs. free-blowing, Califone turntable feedback, crickets, birds etc.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Sunday, 15 January 2017 01:10 (two months ago) Permalink

https://likeavillain.bandcamp.com

Saw her live a couple weeks ago and she was astonishing. Mostly treated vocals and clarinet.

JoeStork, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 17:50 (two months ago) Permalink

https://indexical.bandcamp.com/album/organvm-perceptvs

deep learning analysis of pop song wave files, breaking them into individual instruments, creating artifact-riddled sheet music which is then played in real time by large ensembles and it sounds incredible -- at first it sounds as if it's filled with timing errors and wrong notes, but all the 'wrongness' is actually over-precise analysis of some of the original arrangements, and as you listen over time and the pieces somehow hold together and get tighter and tighter, you realize that they kind of aren't strictly errors, there's some kind of turbo-charged high level thinking going on

whole album is completely amazing, especially 'ring of fire', 'jungle boogie' and 'crazy', but I think they made a good choice leading with the madonna

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 19:20 (two months ago) Permalink

Some very quiet sound art stuff that has been feeling pleasant today: https://jeffreydavidmorton.bandcamp.com/album/ini-al-andering-usic

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Thursday, 26 January 2017 18:33 (two months ago) Permalink

https://utechrecords.bandcamp.com/track/conversions-of-the-three-copal-perils-emanation-body

this track is oh my god

Dinsdale, Friday, 27 January 2017 23:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Enjoyed it

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Saturday, 28 January 2017 03:40 (one month ago) Permalink

wow the Happy Valley Band is excellent

example (crüt), Saturday, 28 January 2017 05:20 (one month ago) Permalink

Online audio installation streaming 24/7 until Feb 28. In their (Instant Places') words, "an evolving sound sculpture composed of three-minute modules with three seconds of silence between each module. ":

In the online audio installation Carbon Sugar Air, Instant Places generates and broadcasts slowly evolving sound objects inspired by the natural forms and processes of lichen symbiosis.

http://naisa.ca/carbon-sugar-air/

[Full disclosure: I know these people as well as Jeff Morton, who made the last thing I linked.]

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Sunday, 29 January 2017 18:21 (one month ago) Permalink

I can't keep track of where droney stuff goes these days but this is good, from the guitarist of Implodes

https://soundcloud.com/hitd-3/sets/matt-jencik-weird-times

na (NA), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 00:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, that was good. Does he have more stuff like that?

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 01:44 (one month ago) Permalink

https://infrequencyeditions.bandcamp.com/album/particles-waves

excellent work

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 02:00 (one month ago) Permalink

that Jencik album (xxp) is my first great record of 2016, any genre. beautiful stuff.

alpine static, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 21:03 (one month ago) Permalink

he is a kind person too
i'm glad his album is getting some exposure!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 21:06 (one month ago) Permalink

i found out about it from marc masters on twitter. it is really good. it made me check out implodes, who are OK but not really my thing.

na (NA), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 21:10 (one month ago) Permalink

i like implodes
he also played with slint! remember when we went to see the slint movie?
matt j also did a solo guitar thing at the hideout that was really enjoyable (part of the monthly resonance series)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 21:11 (one month ago) Permalink

thanks for the Jencik, I've only sampled the first few tracks so far but I feel like this is going to be right up my alley

Dinsdale, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 22:30 (one month ago) Permalink

well fuck sleep I'm going to listen to the whole thing

Dinsdale, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 22:41 (one month ago) Permalink

I liked Noyes/Olsen too. I want to listen again when I can play it louder.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Thursday, 2 February 2017 14:16 (one month ago) Permalink

jamming to and enjoying this right now
https://mascarponediscos.bandcamp.com/album/true-history

nxd, Thursday, 9 February 2017 10:24 (one month ago) Permalink

the pull track is just a sped up version of thinking plague's "organism". speaking of which thinking plague has a new one set to drop tomorrow. their last few records were so cheery! i'm sure it will be an upbeat and uplifting experience.

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Thursday, 9 February 2017 12:57 (one month ago) Permalink

ugh seriously half this record is just chunks of _in this life_ sped up. i don't know what the other half is but i'm betting jaikel didn't have anything to do with creating it. jaikel better hope steve feigenbaum never finds out about his "album".

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Thursday, 9 February 2017 13:02 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah wtf

ultros ultros-ghali, Thursday, 9 February 2017 14:23 (one month ago) Permalink

I mean I'm not against sampling/manipulation as a form of making music but this is just zero-effort nonsense

ultros ultros-ghali, Thursday, 9 February 2017 14:24 (one month ago) Permalink

ha wow! in the age of vaporwave I am getting used to barely altered varispeed appropriation and still somehow having it feel legitimately 'authored' but for whatever reason, this guy putting his name on this seems notable for moral slippage

just happy to be on a board with members that can trainspot Thinking Plague in a 90 minute window, maybe the alt reality where 'In This Life' is standard album that every prog rock fan venerates is real after all

Milton Parker, Friday, 10 February 2017 01:12 (one month ago) Permalink

/is _a_ standard album

Milton Parker, Friday, 10 February 2017 01:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Happy Valley band is quite funny for those two songs but not sure if I could take a whole album of it

ultros ultros-ghali, Friday, 10 February 2017 11:26 (one month ago) Permalink

probs fav album art of the year, records p good too (choice cut is 'all deth is u')
https://hausumountain.bandcamp.com/album/drip-mental

nxd, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 10:39 (one month ago) Permalink

I've been getting into Andrea Pensado's Soundcloud. Meticulous digital noise compositions.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 16:12 (one month ago) Permalink

nxd that is great and it belongs on my thread not this one just fyi

imago, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 16:18 (one month ago) Permalink

yes, this is silly. but arbitrary vanities of nebulous difference doth a messageboard make

imago, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 16:19 (one month ago) Permalink

wowzers that hausumountain label is a veritable treasure trove of variegated mentalism thanx nxd !

massaman gai, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 13:40 (one month ago) Permalink

yeh that walkthrough album is really cool, one of my favs of last year

nxd, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 14:13 (one month ago) Permalink

https://billygomberg.bandcamp.com/album/transition

v richly detailed and textured drone-ish material

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Guys: http://caseysokol.com/?page_id=793

V cool interactive algorithmic/generative piece that is different each time you play it.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 20 February 2017 01:35 (one month ago) Permalink

new stuff from Draugurinn. dark ambient Norse-obsessed stuff from France (which admittedly sets off a couple of "who's yr crew" alarms)

pretty nice

https://draugurinn.bandcamp.com/

though the tempest rages, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 20 February 2017 15:17 (one month ago) Permalink

https://joshuasabin.bandcamp.com/album/terminus-drift

New release on Subtext, FFO last year's Roly Porter, Paul Jebanasam

Dinsdale, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 13:04 (one month ago) Permalink

some great stuff here cheers dudes
put it on last years time travel thread but the stuff at haord records is all worth a listen
https://haord.bandcamp.com/music

nxd, Thursday, 23 February 2017 11:41 (one month ago) Permalink

from last year but i didn't see a mention anywhere

like the durutti column meets 2001-era chiptune/idm meets footwork (??)

clouds, Sunday, 26 February 2017 17:32 (one month ago) Permalink

That one's really pleasant, groovy.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 27 February 2017 16:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah euglossine was on my 2016 longlist, definitely one of the better vaporwave records of '16

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Monday, 27 February 2017 17:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeh voted for the title track in the tracks poll! really great record

nxd, Monday, 27 February 2017 18:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

some friends of mine made an excellent drone record

https://aimlow.bandcamp.com/album/scratched-out

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 27 February 2017 19:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

have we talked about impossible nothing's "phonemenomicon"? all of the buzz seems to come directly from piero scaruffi, but i've gotten through to "s" and i'm liking it.

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Saturday, 4 March 2017 22:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://norentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/two-points-on-the-angle-nrr44

new Graham Lambkin tape

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Friday, 10 March 2017 21:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

all of the DISPLAY series here is good. 10 - 15 min tracks by WWWINGS, Kid Smpl, etc

https://soundcloud.com/displayseries

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 10 March 2017 21:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wow, this track (and the other two on the EP, but especially this one)
https://soundcloud.com/danse-noire-records/gil-many-1

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 17 March 2017 15:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Yikes, this track is nutso. Took me a few listens but this is crazy good.

Non-Stop Erotic Calculus (bmus), Friday, 17 March 2017 20:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Quite like those DISPLAY tracks

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Monday, 20 March 2017 01:15 (six days ago) Permalink

Maybe on the melodic end for this thread but I like this : https://missingorgans.bandcamp.com/album/old-speakers
Nice cover too

na (NA), Monday, 20 March 2017 12:55 (six days ago) Permalink

wow, this track (and the other two on the EP, but especially this one)
https://soundcloud.com/danse-noire-records/gil-many-1

This is wild, I love it.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:08 (five days ago) Permalink

I liked the Missing Organs. I had been looking for more music like that.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 01:01 (five days ago) Permalink


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