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Sounds more like soothing ambient than scary to me. I, being Scott Walker, will not be associated with such half-witted muzak. They could have at least punched some pig meat, you know, to show they mean it.

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

That kind of overpowering, claustrophobic drone always gets to me for some reason.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also the little fluttering wings. Do not want.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

It seems to lean a lot on effects, like the wind blowing over an icy polar landscape. But I do like it, yes.

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also the little fluttering wings. Do not want.

― Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Tuesday, January 24, 2012 12:36 AM (43 seconds ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Oh no, wrong attitude, want Jeff, want!

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Album gets better along the way, but it still sounds fairly sad-ambient-cliché to be honest

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know man, are you listening to ambient for innovation and excitement? Because I think you might have the wrong genre for that.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyway, I've been to Indio, if I lived there I would probably be making music that sounded like that.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

would you find this more appealing if it were called music for butterflies? they're just moths with prettier clothes.

La Lechera, Monday, 23 January 2012 23:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know man, are you listening to ambient for innovation and excitement? Because I think you might have the wrong genre for that.

― Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Tuesday, January 24, 2012 12:46 AM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I'm an ambient man, have been so for 10+ years. The opposite of "innovation and excitement" - which is what I guess you are getting at in your definition of ambient - does not make for (good) ambient, per sé. At least not in my book. Ambient can be unsettling, unnerving as anything else. Ambient itself shines all around the spectrum of what most people call "ambient". From great snoozer-ambient to unsettling, scary ambient.

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Butterflies don't eat your clothes. At least I don't think they do. Although that would explain a lot…

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think moths wear their outfits with pride, and rightfully so

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sorry man, cheap joke. I've just recently started getting into ambient, and I dig it a lot, but I guess I have trouble recognizing when ambient is cliché. I'm still at the stage with that genre where my critical insight basically comes down to "I like this" or "I don't like this."

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

"this is scary"

uncle acid and the absquatulators (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

loving the teenage strangler stuff

‘Banksy bacon burgers’ and ‘Shepard Fairey Bread’ (electricsound), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh i should have mentioned this...my friend's band Dallas Orbiter

http://www.dallasorbiter.com/

did a thing in 2011, where they released a free digital "single" each month...a-side was new original, b-side was a cover

i think they have a unique sounds...i dunno, kinda of an odd yet poppy space rock...like somewhere between a less-chopsy walt mink and can or something?

the originals are all great and the cover selections are cool and diverse, include songs by Blue Oyster Cult, Al Stewart, Brian Eno, an unreleased song by a former member of Punchdrunk (Punchdrunk's rhythm section became the original Hold Steady rhythm section), Glen Campbell, Baader Meinhoff, Love & Rockets, John Cooper Clarke, Bombay Sweets, The Zombies

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

& Rita Coolidge

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

a couple of recent melbourne things

heavily reverbed screamy 60s garage thing

http://rayonmoon.bandcamp.com/

entertaining lofi garage thing, drummer is a friend of mine

http://bidetmate.bandcamp.com/

fitzroy institution (electricsound), Sunday, 29 January 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://huggorm.bandcamp.com/
Swedish garage rock!

http://threedimensionaltanx.bandcamp.com/
Spacey psychedelicy stonery jams!

http://jessevalentinemusic.bandcamp.com/album/free-mega-album-30-tracks
Beepy dance music!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 04:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://dreamlandrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/various-artists-around

substantial compilation of experimental/drone/acoustic/electronic stuff, mostly but not entirely australian, lots of really good things

fitzroy institution (electricsound), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 04:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey look name-your-price stuff from my favorites!

http://legendarypinkdots.bandcamp.com/

http://edwardka-spel.bandcamp.com/

sleeve, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://recordsonribs.com/artists/strapthebutton/
British JAMS collective (but like psychedelic and good, not like Phish)!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 07:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Think when I downloaded the free Cosmic Dead record last year it gave me Three Dimensional Tanx as a recommendation (or maybe it was vice versa). That was a very good day.

Wandering Boy Poet, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 13:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

the new elephant micah album is name your price for the digi version

http://productofpalmyra.elephantmicah.com/releases

fitzroy institution (electricsound), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 22:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Weird. Pre-ordered the vinyl of the Elephant Micah before Xmas, & at the time, rather than getting the whole thing to download, they only gave you one track (& that was the one that was already free on the site). Thought they were just trying to stop people spreading it around before the release date, but now on release it turns out it's Name Your Price thing anyway. I must be missing something about this strategy.

Wandering Boy Poet, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 13:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

last year I wrote 242 songs as part of a song-a-day project. going on holiday and moving house put a stop to getting 365 but anyway... these are my favourite ones. http://kidsteel.bandcamp.com/album/the-year-of-magical-thinking

kid steel (cajunsunday), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

huggorm and three dimensional tanx -- yes!

also everyone should dl this excellent peter gordon song seandalai (i think?!) played in outloud the other day (yesterday? i have no idea what day) it! is! the best!!! it builds and builds and then AGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH 8 min of totally awesome
http://soundcloud.com/pglolo/machomusic-76

La Lechera, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was two days ago
whatever day it was, (and hell, whatever day it is) that song totally rules and is available for free/legal dl

La Lechera, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

that PG song is SO DAMN GOOD.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pretty much everything that fastnbulbous has been linking to has been gold.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://vitriolrecords.bandcamp.com/album/collected-lp
Next-level intelligent French hardcore!

http://verma.bandcamp.com/
Noisy Krautrock!

http://www.nuclear-death-terror.com/music.html
See band name!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 3 February 2012 01:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

(The first band is called Birds in Row, see my review of their record in the latest issue of Decibel)

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 3 February 2012 01:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

australian indiepop. crunchy in a darling buds sort of way

http://scalemodels.bandcamp.com/

flagsteban postez (electricsound), Friday, 3 February 2012 01:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

COMPILATION FOR A CAT

Noise/drone/out/showtunes/everything. Really for a cat! So pay something.

(sorry can't post the link right now but google it)

Also: DADA TRASH COLLAGE, who kinda sound like the name

Raymond Cummings, Friday, 3 February 2012 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also?

ELIZABETH VELDON

Trust.

Raymond Cummings, Friday, 3 February 2012 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I should note that veldon is NOOOOOOOISE

Raymond Cummings, Friday, 3 February 2012 05:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Links to the stuff Raymond mentioned:

http://dadatrashcollage.bandcamp.com/

http://elizabethveldon.bandcamp.com/

Any recommendations as to good Elizabeth Veldon records, Raymond? She's quite prolific.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 3 February 2012 06:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks!
Start with "could you please stop raping me" - not for the politics (tho most of her stuff is political) but because it's gnarly.

Raymond Cummings, Friday, 3 February 2012 11:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also check: "Iona" and "flow my tears" off the top of my head

Some of this stuff is more "experimental " than noise, per se

Raymond Cummings, Friday, 3 February 2012 12:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Got that Verma stuff a while ago. Very good.

Wandering Boy Poet, Friday, 3 February 2012 14:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://spoekraket.bandcamp.com/
Droning shoegaze psych and other buzzwords that you will like!

http://schwarz.bandcamp.com/album/esp-ritus-del-desierto-yo-os-invoco-2
Electrorock en Espanol!

http://humanerror.bandcamp.com/
Epic dystopian breakbeat instrumentals!

http://thecitykill.bandcamp.com/album/days-full-of-joy
Female-fronted downer postpunk!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 3 February 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://lowt-ide.bandcamp.com/

billstevejim, Monday, 6 February 2012 09:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

nice dreampop/shoegazy stuff featuring a member of the prids

http://wemisstheearth.bandcamp.com/

regal xenophobe (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Dada Trash Collage is A+ fun

a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

OOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH BADNESS!

http://st37.bandcamp.com/album/glare

^spacerock classic. Orig. released in '95; I discovered it last year; it's one of my favorites.

flog this poster for moderation (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had hit up the band on MySpace and they seemed to imply that this was going to get a physical CD release too; as much as it goes against the grain of this thread, I really really really really hope that comes to pass...

flog this poster for moderation (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 14:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whoa, that Peter Gordon song IS amazing! Thanks so much for that, definitely never heard it before.

Also, really excited for that ST37 link. Thread is gold.

grandavis, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 15:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Garage rock from Champaigne, IL
http://thedirtyfeathers.bandcamp.com/

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

heavenly dreampop/powerpop thing from sydney, EP out in march, this song is totally beautiful

http://dayravies.bandcamp.com/

hilare appendage (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sonoi: most recent band of Adam Busch, formerly of Manishevitz (early Jagjaguwar band, truly great):

http://sonoimusic.com/album/tropics-of-holland

Really cool, atmospheric rock. Occasionally a little "out" but always stately and well-crafted. Both Verlaine and Robert Wyatt influences evident (to me at least).

grandavis, Thursday, 9 February 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink


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