“I love three things," I then say. "I love a dream of love I once had, I love you, and I love this patch of earth."
"And which do you love best?"
― i was a preteen blogger (Lamp), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
where we came from:
where we might go from here:
― i was a preteen blogger (Lamp), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 00:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
starting things off w/some v early 2012 releases (although i dont want to be to rigorous abt release dates or w/e itt)
tale of us vs. thugfucker - step aside/lightweight (visionquest)
something dark and menacing to dance away the long dark nites
denim reptile - likwid cookie (bennifer editions)http://www.beniffereditions.com/denimreptile.html
amateur fun, kids getting high in oblivion, its a scary world out there after all
― i was a preteen blogger (Lamp), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 00:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
is this yr new chillwave or whatever thread?
― sarahell, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 00:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
'but things worked out. everything works out. though sometimes they work out sideways.'
― i was a preteen blogger (Lamp), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 00:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
mr. spastic - bad dream (8bitpeoples)
newest (albeit not all that new) release from a mostly digital-only label thats been mining nostalgia for the early days of home videogame consoles and computing since before most people had highspeed internet. there something eerie about how effectively this track conjures up memories of castlevania levels that never existed but the heavier drum sounds and vocals are an interesting attempt at crafting something other than simulacrum
― # (Lamp), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
Think this might be the right place to post some tracks off the new Perispirit (on Digitalis):
I've picked the two tracks where the album's waking nightmare made of Noise is set up against some rather lovely synth ghosts. Not the easiest listen but pretty great.
― Angrrau Birds (seandalai), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 02:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
― flopson, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 03:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
haha thats totally how i read it at first...
this is the sort of thing that would have to sit w/me i think. sean have you heard the no ufos lp thats been rereleased on spectrum spools? i actually have a copy of the original release that i got and half-listened to and didnt pay much attention to but when it got picked up by ss gave it a relisten and quite enjoyed it. i dont necessarily think its first rate but theres some good stuff
― # (Lamp), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 04:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
pretty night bus
― dave cool, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 04:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
thanx for stopping by, dave!
― # (Lamp), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 04:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
Thanks for the No UFOs pointer - I try to keep up with Spectrum Spools but I missed that one. I sometimes feel I'm getting diminishing returns with a lot of this stuff even compared to a year ago, but yeah this is certainly pleasant. I dig the slightly rockier vibe on Soft Coast, where did it come out originally?
― Angrrau Birds (seandalai), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
Ok you guys need to hear this Piotr Kurek cassette "Heat" (only 75 copies on Digitalis, but it's on blogz):
I'm still processing it but obvious pointers in my mental music map are Sun Araw and "L'Enfant assassin des mouches". My blurb on the "2011 tracks that didn't get nominated" thread was "It's like the soundtrack to a detective movie set in some dystopian future rainforest" and that's as flowery a comparison as I can come up with at the moment.
― CJ Fam Club (seandalai), Saturday, 28 January 2012 00:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
sean have you heard the no ufos lp thats been rereleased on spectrum spools? ... i dont necessarily think its first rate but theres some good stuff
I have this and would totally agree with yr conclusion.
― Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Saturday, 28 January 2012 00:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
Really been liking this Future Shuttle album from last year that came out on Holy Mountain.
― Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Saturday, 28 January 2012 00:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh shit, that is the whole fucking album too. Just meant to post the first track.
― Derartu Cthulhu (NickB), Saturday, 28 January 2012 00:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
came to enjoy this more than i expected. some legowelt vibes on this one :
― rusty_allen, Saturday, 28 January 2012 16:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
ryan garbes - curved in air/excerpt (nna tapes)
just found this on utube gives a good sense of the piece, i think. this one of the first tapes i bought from nna.
pump - lung (reissue - forced nostalgia)
this is like my absolute favorite song rn just his voice and the squall and the thump and how dourly 80s and knowing it is
― the parable is the parable of the (Lamp), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
New Julia Holter!
Album due on RVNG in March...
― two lights crew (seandalai), Friday, 3 February 2012 13:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
Think I read somehwere about her doing some recording with Linda Perhacs at some stage. I know she's done some live performances as part of Perhac's band.
― Phibes Kartel (NickB), Friday, 3 February 2012 13:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh wait, check out this mp3:
― Phibes Kartel (NickB), Friday, 3 February 2012 13:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
Actually, that's not as compelling as either party's solo work, but quite nice all the same I suppose.
― Phibes Kartel (NickB), Friday, 3 February 2012 13:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
kuedo - starfox/illum sphere's re-fox (planet mu)
this reminds a little bit of like advanced mario sequencer stuff in the way it rebuilds even as it deconstructs with these chirpy, blocky little pieces. its sort of small and soft and clever
― Lamp, Saturday, 4 February 2012 21:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
brusque twins - what else is there to say? (visage musique)
blondes - pleasure/robert miles remix (rvng intl)
i wasnt even sure i liked this or if i just liked how easily it transforms biking around the city into first a lost bourne sequel and then a level of bit.trip runner
*AR - return (type)
the image on the cover this record reminds me quite strongly of the image on a magic card, theres a hint of something uncanny or fantastic about the mountain range, but also something contained and painterly. i think the music on this lp is providing a similar pleasure, its offering an escape into a simpler and idealized landscape while still holding out promise of the unearthly and the unobtainable. its beautiful but barren and haunting and autumn richardson's voice is like glass
― BJ O (Lamp), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 01:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
lee noble - desire isnt suffering (bathetic)
the person you loved left you with nothing but a dogeared copy of 'metaphysical horror' and some photos of the soviet hinterlands as ecological ruin so you made a record about how that felt where the common thread was the moan of dissonance and your own muffled cries
― (_()_) (Lamp), Monday, 13 February 2012 22:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
la bambola del dr caligari - blue soldier (forced nostalgia)http://forcednostalgia.bandcamp.com/track/blue-soldier
rituals and revelations, piercing clarity foregrounded by a muzzled thump, yesterdays knowing in-joke is tomorrows high priest
casino gardens - bedroom racetrack (self-released)
dude has a new cassette out called 'fantasies in cool places' thats a little spazzier and brighter which [via cassette gods] is 'a rad tape'. kinda like this track which isnt trying quite so hard buts still a p fuzzed out dream to get with
― 99x (Lamp), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
The new Julia Holter is very nice! Here's the rest of the record:
― polyphonic, Monday, 27 February 2012 23:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
This is good. How good, I'm not sure - feels like JH is moving closer towards canonical ILXbait like SVIIB and losing some of her uniqueness along the way. The weird 80s dub-boogie of Goddess Eyes II is an endearing curveball but on other tracks the effect is kind of overobvious?
I've only listened to it once mind you, so I'll probably be saying something different tomorrow.
― seandalai, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
some stuff ive been vibin lately:
buffalo moon - beach boy (moon glyph)
food pyramid - mango sunrise (moon glyph)http://soundcloud.com/moonglyph/food-pyramid-mango-sunrise
listening mirror - we are alone, but you never will be (bathetic)
charlatan - minus ten (house of the sun)
innercity - baby food (aguirre)
― Lamp, Monday, 12 March 2012 03:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
diggin that mango sunrise. and the last couple of ambient utbes
― akadarbarijava (psychgawsple), Monday, 12 March 2012 05:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
franco falsini - cold nose (polydor; rr spectrum spools)
i like this video more than i do the song, which has a stylishly upscale meandering quality that leaves it too foggy and mock-heroic to really vibe out to, i keep wanting to charge expensive sneakers to amex or w/e.
― Lamp, Thursday, 15 March 2012 00:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
Sweet music for yr all-night beach party in space:
― Doch! (seandalai), Sunday, 18 March 2012 02:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
^^^ Cruise Family - We're in Heaven (Dream Mix) (NNF)
― Doch! (seandalai), Sunday, 18 March 2012 02:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
I don't know what this thread is about but I guess this fits:
― dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Sunday, 18 March 2012 10:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
^ This is old news I guess, but I now totally love this album from the Deeep that came out last year. Completely missed it at the time, dunno if anyone else brought it up on one of these threads. It's maybe a little bit Grimes-y (I don't really like Grimes but there are some similarities here in the multitracked vocals and some of the slightly clunky 80s-sounding istrumentation) and a little bit Motion Sickness of Time Travel-esque (aqueous and free-floating, but here it also recalls oceanic stuff like World of Echo and the first AR Kane album and Hugo Largo too). Great record with some solid tunes, and I'm a v.v. big dummy for ignoring it.
^ Grouper and Tiny Vipers as Mirroring. The album is alright, but this one song is an amazing standout for me. Gorgeous sad spacey folky music.
― Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Friday, 23 March 2012 11:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
do you like violens?
― flopson, Monday, 26 March 2012 16:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh, or what do you think of trust?
― flopson, Monday, 26 March 2012 16:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah! i havent heard trust tho, i dont think
― Lamp, Monday, 26 March 2012 18:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
huh, they're even from toronto
― flopson, Monday, 26 March 2012 18:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
haha i am kinda spiritually exhausted by too many not very good toronto bands atm
also just really only want to listen to cosmic/spacey/gentle stuff rn
― Lamp, Monday, 26 March 2012 20:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
innnnteresting. not usually into dark or minimal synth stuff but i find the vocals pretty striking & kind of diva house in a way?
but yeah, violens, super good. feel like theyre in kind of this wonderful intersection of, like 60's pop psych, the smiths & chillwave???
― flopson, Thursday, 29 March 2012 18:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
yah im going to give 'trust' a listen just sorta burntout atm and want to listen to comfortable stuff ::shrug::
have you heard 'chevalier avant garde'? actually theres a couple of recent mtl things that ive liked quite a bit
― Lamp, Thursday, 29 March 2012 19:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
who who? i played a show with that dude(s?) a while ago, it was ok but once again not exactly my thing. some friends of mine think he's like a pop songwriter genius but i'mmmm not convinced
― flopson, Thursday, 29 March 2012 22:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
I have no idea what this thread is about either, but there's tons of good tracks on it.
― MikoMcha, Friday, 30 March 2012 06:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
i have a weird understanding of this thred and i feel like lamp prob has already heard this but it should be here regardless
― akadarbarijava (psychgawsple), Friday, 30 March 2012 06:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
haha last time i played out i ran that into mint julep's 'why dont we'
casiotone for the painfully alone - attic room (tomlab)
"Their gaze hits us like that of a prisoner looking through the bars of his cell. We consider ourselves free, and view others as free as long as we can see through their faces, because they have been shaped in the same way that our face, which we cannot see, has been shaped. But where a different world has left its imprint to obstruct our vision, we recognize just how much we are trapped behind our own masks"
cruise family - were in heaven/dream mix (not not fun)
"In fact, we never truly love the other, but merely the different world he represents."
― Lamp, Friday, 30 March 2012 07:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
actually theres a couple of recent mtl things that ive liked quite a bit
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― flopson, Friday, 30 March 2012 23:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
the new-ish lantern 7" and the visage musique compilation which i guess is 2011? i only heard it this winter tho. also listened to a bunch of the non-sundrips stuff on fadeaway tapes but theres a genteel sameness to some of it, idk, i like it tho. what else is good? i feel like ive read about/been told about some other stuff too
― Masonic Butt (Lamp), Saturday, 14 April 2012 04:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
ha awesome, i hung out with lantern dude when he lived here. def a great 7 inch but imo his stuff as "omon ra ii" and in "omon ra" is even better
i'll check out that visage musique comp, i like femminielli ok. i was really horrified & turned off of a lot of local stuff by that expressway comp from earlier this year they had a song on but it wasn't the worst by far
of the more talked about local stuff i've heard recently, TOPS (previously silly kissers) and sean nicolas savage come to mind. i'm not exceedingly hot on either, but i should at least give TOPS another chance, if anything i like the sound they're going for. there was a long interview with sean nicholas savage in the alt-weekly here a couple of months ago maybe that was pretty endearing & really hilarious, came off as, like, somehow so wonderfully pretentious & flamboyant. felt like not enough of that quality translated into the music, still felt guarded & shrimpy
i probably shouldn't mention this but my real favourite current local music project is one of my best friends' solo recording project, i just think this song is fantastic http://bakedgoods.bandcamp.com/track/crescent-moon
― flopson, Sunday, 15 April 2012 04:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
sean nicolas savage is another thing ive heard a bunch about. will listen to some of that other stuff when i have some more time
anyway the boneglow/delusions split on kassette klub is s0 fukken good. i was expecting some clanging echochamber drone but its these infectiously lo-fi and summery bedroom jamz plax if yr reading this i think youd really vibe it
― Lamp, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
a bunch of really incredible new stuff on some old faves: nna tapes including the keith fullerton whitman/eli keszler split and 'the moon regarded...' tape by william hutson. the latter in particular is really highly recommended, excellent use of silence and space, super worth thinking about. the 'head boggle' lp on spectrum spools is also really tight. de stijl also has c spencer yeh's 'songs 2002' cassette which is p rewarding. theres also the nite jewel fact mix and the bookworms 12"
sorry this is just a list of things i really like, i dont want to forget them, time & space are infinite
― Lamp, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 20:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
Haven't heard Head Boggle yet but v much looking foward to the new Motion Sickness of Time Travel, which is also gonna come out on Spectrum Spools next month.
― Friends of Mr Caeiro (NickB), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 21:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
!!!! didnt no that...
half want 2 brag and half want 2 weep seein so many ppl i tangentially know who are getting releases on spectrum spools... need 2 up my game
― Lamp, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 21:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
the new MSOTT is so god damned great. four 20+ minute side-length tracks; all four are great but the last song is on a whole other plane of existence. all I could find was a 5-minute sample on Soundcloud to share though:
I'm also really liking Paco Sala's Ro-Me-Ro:
― tramp stamps weren't a thing! (jamescobo), Saturday, 12 May 2012 08:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
also Ben Frost & Daniel Bjarnason's Solaris collaboration is proving surprisingly reliable (or is this better suited to the Boomkat classical thread?)
― tramp stamps weren't a thing! (jamescobo), Saturday, 12 May 2012 08:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, I heard good things about Paco Sala, thanks for the reminder.
― btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Saturday, 12 May 2012 13:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
MSOTT now up on spotify, goddamn this is lovely
― Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 16:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah im def digging it. so much good music out lately just in time for the weather to turn and we to start playing out again
― Lamp, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
I haven't heard anything bad from MSOTT yet but this record is just a quantum leap forward in every regard. I will probably never shut up about how gorgeous One Perfect Moment is.
― tramp stamps weren't a thing! (jamescobo), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 01:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
best release of summer 2012! http://kinntarecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-lemon-tape
― flopson, Sunday, 20 May 2012 20:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
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― Lamp, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:03 (1 month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
ah cool a friend of mine has a release coming out nowish, too. i finally checked out the label after all the talk about it itt and actually dig some of the releases a lot. i had kind of avoided it because i'm not really into ambient drone or lush sssssphlshhhhssynthscapes & thought it was all, like, that kind of stuff. but i'm actually digging the human teenager - animal husbandry lp, and the no ufos lp in the OP. looking forward to the gary war lp, ht is great & i picked up a copy of what i think is his first release (?) new ratheonport at a show of his in halifax last weekend been jammin both nonstop
― flopson, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 20:17 (11 months ago) Permalink
i loved that bee mask youtube you posted to the sandbox but everything else i've heard is b0ring to me
― flopson, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 20:28 (11 months ago) Permalink
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― Lamp, Thursday, 21 June 2012 03:11 (11 months ago) Permalink
mwa mwa mwa
― carly rae (flopson), Friday, 22 June 2012 18:31 (11 months ago) Permalink
new lee noble/ensemble economique split is p rad: http://soundcloud.com/hitd-1/ensemble-economique-radiate
p big fan of the stuff he puts out on no kings in gen
― what makes you think its a pun (Lamp), Friday, 27 July 2012 16:32 (9 months ago) Permalink
zelienople - the southern (type)
listened to this on the beach in vancouver looking out at the pacific ocean thinking about nothing much
future shuttle - opal star (samling)
i had this in a long list of tracks i liked that ive been going through tonight out of boredom and theres this anxious haze to the track that i really vibe, seems p cool
steve moore - panther moderns (L.I.E.S)
xpost with the rolling video thread?
andrés – new for u (la vida)
really, really into this
― Lamp, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 05:15 (9 months ago) Permalink
^^^ attn: flopson
― Lamp, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 05:43 (9 months ago) Permalink
what do you think of the album
co la - dream repeater
― flopson, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 19:45 (6 months ago) Permalink
bought it solely off the album art & a memory of u repping nna tapes
kind of reminds me of that starslinger ep you repped for last year
― flopson, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 20:00 (6 months ago) Permalink
honestly im kinda blanking on it i know ive heard it a few times and may even own a copy but no real opinions.
im sorta burnt out on music atm i have band practice tonite and am just draggin my feet about going and like all i listen to right now are joni mitchell records and 'after the gold rush'
― Lamp, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 21:56 (6 months ago) Permalink
― flopson, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 23:14 (6 months ago) Permalink
^ looking forward to this holly herndon album on rvng intl
― Albert Crampus (NickB), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 22:57 (6 months ago) Permalink
so the no kings label has been p on point all year ime but a the leslie keffer tape seems partic good - for some reason that fact that it is called 'finally, caves!' lends it some extra charm
― f (Lamp), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 04:44 (5 months ago) Permalink
― flopson, Wednesday, 5 December 2012 17:12 (5 months ago) Permalink
New Bee Mask album is nice and foresty:https://soundcloud.com/memorybomb/moon-shadow-move-by-bee-mask
― a Christmas .gif for you from (seandalai), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 20:33 (5 months ago) Permalink
V.keen on that Leslie Keffer (+ I had no idea Unicorn Hard-On was still around / had gone noise-techno-y after their mid-00s Providence stuff).
This might be kinda relevant to Lamp, NZ vaporwave/post-internet stuff:http://crystalmagic.bandcamp.com/album/critical-hits-2012
― etc, Monday, 17 December 2012 19:22 (5 months ago) Permalink