MOMENTS of 2012

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1. The moment in Funkystepz's radio set for the Da Movelt Nasty show when "Belter" transitions into their remix of the Rihanna's "We Found Love", and it's like the two tunes declared laser powered intergalatic war on one another.

Tim F, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 07:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

the moment when 'inspector norse' achieves the feeling that everyone who's ever took a pill and danced was looking for.

So: The Answers (or something), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 10:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

3. hearing now, now's "dead oaks" on a microsoft ad and feeling pride instead of horror

mother nature gives me a cuddle every time i beat the shit out o (electricsound), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 11:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

4. 'Take that one accidentally in the bollocks for a start'

besides Sunny Real Estate (dog latin), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 11:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

5. December's Tate Modern/Kraftwerk Facebook hate-frenzy/paranoid rumor mongering threads minute by minute evolution into support/mutual commiseration and victory-snatched-from-the-jaws-of-defeat dance party.

MaresNest, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 12:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Watching Feldman's Patterns of a Chromatic Field in the hottest day of the year in London's stuffiest venue with the creakiest chairs that a venue can offer (that forced you to contort your body in various creative ways), with sirens blaring every 15 mins or so outside and yet the work still managing to transmit excitement and ideas at you every 30 secs or so for about 80 mins straight.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 12:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Patterns in a Chromatic Field *sigh*

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 13:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

the martyrdom of st sebastian conducted by knussen at a half empty albert hall
frank peter zimmermann doing an encore of something (i forget which) from the one of the bach partitas
drinking two bottles of shit wine on a warm summer evening and playing cyborgs revisited so loud that the walls and floors of a large room seemed to be ~moving~

things that are jokes pretty much (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 15:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Heemann Fest this summer at my store was the big highlight for me. idea fire company (with matt krefting)/liz tonne/matt weston/chris cooper & jess goddard/son of earth/noise nomads/in camera (christoph heemann and his pal tiimo)/graham stewart (viosac)...uh i might be forgetting someone. just such a wonderful day of strange and wonderful music in greenfield, ma.

scott seward, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 16:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

While I enjoy these personal anecdotes I wish to point out that historically these threads have been about moments in music rather than moments in yr real world of music.

Tim F, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 20:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

ah gotcha. someone can delete my post. i don't know who the moderators are.

scott seward, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 21:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Define "moment." At the risk of being a broken record, 3:33 (really) on Sa Dingding's "Lai Zhe Mo Jie" where a new rhythmic chorus breaks out, with a choir of male voices beneath Sa Dingding's, and little rhythmic details not so far away from vintage Philip Glass. It took me a few listens before I heard the little echo that sounds sort of like "ha-ha" but I think is just a clipped phrase from the overall chorus. So good.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 22:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

While I enjoy these personal anecdotes I wish to point out that historically these threads have been about moments in music rather than moments in yr real world of music.

― Tim F, Tuesday, December 25, 2012 12:48 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

don't be cunty

Tome Cruise (Matt P), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 22:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

in my fake world of music i discovered lots of cool stuff on spotify. the end.

Tome Cruise (Matt P), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 22:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

The moment in Funkystepz's radio set for the Da Movelt Nasty show when "Belter" transitions into their remix of the Rihanna's "We Found Love", and it's like the two tunes declared laser powered intergalatic war on one another was my favourite moment of the year but only because I was listening to it while mainlining naptha and participating in the execution of three hundred Sudanese refugees.

things that are jokes pretty much (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 22:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

r.i.p.

Tome Cruise (Matt P), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 22:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

none of them could name a single cooly g track so they will not be mourned

things that are jokes pretty much (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 22:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

titchyschneiderMk2 in "a very hardman christmas"

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 25 December 2012 22:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

6. Made more than I ever made on DTP this year

fanute me or shoot me (some dude), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 22:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sorry I meant that in case people get the wrong impression the thread is not just about particular experiences of music - it seemed to me that the thread title is ambiguous, which hadn't occurred to me due to the historical precedent. Please everyone post either type of "moment".

Tim F, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 22:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

Also if someone can explain how nilmar's jokes work I'd be most appreciative.

Tim F, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 23:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Regardless of how previous threads were done, it's nice to hear about live shows and stuff like that. At least it made me check out the Morton Feldman piece.

besides Sunny Real Estate (dog latin), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 23:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

precious and few are the moments we two can share

buzza, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 23:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

both live and on record, my moment of the year was:

"Dick in your face. Put my dick in your face." - Nicki Minaj, Come On A Cone

the first time i played the album it was an INSTANT REWIND accompanied by irl shrieks of glee
live, you haven't lived til you've heard the entire shepherds bush empire sing that line in unison as loud as possible. the 10-yr-old girl sitting near us and wearing a tutu stood on her seat and punctuated each word by pumping the pink-and-gold wand she was carrying, and her dad looked a bit embarrassed

lex pretend, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 23:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

synth guitar solo in this song is my favorite musical moment of 2012.

scott seward, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 23:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

but its from 1979. god i suck at this thread.

scott seward, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 23:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

i don't really believe in time anymore. i've given it up for good.

scott seward, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 23:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

years are so dumb. i mean, pope gregory? for real? fuck that guy.

scott seward, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 23:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Heemann Fest this summer at my store was the big highlight for me. idea fire company (with matt krefting)/liz tonne/matt weston/chris cooper & jess goddard/son of earth/noise nomads/in camera (christoph heemann and his pal tiimo)/graham stewart (viosac)...uh i might be forgetting someone. just such a wonderful day of strange and wonderful music in greenfield, ma.

It was one of my favorite moments as well. You and your store rule.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 01:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

the 10-yr-old girl sitting near us and wearing a tutu stood on her seat and punctuated each word by pumping the pink-and-gold wand she was carrying, and her dad looked a bit embarrassed

Alas that Jimmy Savile couldn't be there for it.

_Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 01:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

thank you so much for being a part of it tarfumes! for real you are forever a part of one of my favorite memories. i'm so lucky to know so many awesome people. and jeremy! he was there. red favorite. so good.

scott seward, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 02:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

Watching Feldman's Patterns of a Chromatic Field in the hottest day of the year in London's stuffiest venue with the creakiest chairs that a venue can offer (that forced you to contort your body in various creative ways), with sirens blaring every 15 mins or so outside and yet the work still managing to transmit excitement and ideas at you every 30 secs or so for about 80 mins straight.

― xyzzzz__, Tuesday, December 25, 2012 7:51 AM (13 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this happened to me in Atlanta too, only it was For Philip Guston so it was four hours. but it was REALLY hot and humid and trains would go by constantly. great performance either way.

crüt, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 02:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

and fyi, tarfumes: i'm gonna talk to matt k. at some point about possibly having a lambkin-fest if we can get him to come up here. will definitely let you know. and i would love to have century plants come play too at some point. maybe you guys could do the trio thing! would kill to see that. and my brother. and whoever else wants to play. and maybe we can get adris out of retirement...

scott seward, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 02:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

i wish i had the concentration to listen to listen to music for four hours

things that are jokes pretty much (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Wednesday, 26 December 2012 02:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

when i went to george crumb's 80's birthday party it was george and others playing prepared piano and other stuff for hours on end in an uncomfortable church and i didn't want it to ever end. i was so THERE it was scary. i didn't want to miss one bent note.

scott seward, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 02:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

^wish i had been at both. i've had similar experiences with feldman performances which seem to gain focus from the environmental circumstances which, superficially, would tend to destroy them.

xposts to crut and xyzzzz

jed_, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 02:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Off the top of my head...

Personal: watching Oneohtrix Point Never play with visuals from Joshua Light Show in Berlin (and then eating late night sandwiches with Dan afterwards).

"Non-personal" and a guilty pleasure of sorts: from 2:30 'til the end of The Cataracs, Cantaloupe. Cascades of trance-riffs take the pop-electro party-jam into unexpected uplifting finale: "I'm that shitty motherfucker, you hate him but you love him..."

MikoMcha, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 05:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

and fyi, tarfumes: i'm gonna talk to matt k. at some point about possibly having a lambkin-fest if we can get him to come up here. will definitely let you know. and i would love to have century plants come play too at some point. maybe you guys could do the trio thing! would kill to see that. and my brother. and whoever else wants to play. and maybe we can get adris out of retirement...

Ooh, that'd rock. I'm in, and Century Plants would likely be, too.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 13:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

4:14 - 5:00 of this track

http://youtu.be/kXCS81o0VMs

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Wednesday, 26 December 2012 14:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

grr

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Wednesday, 26 December 2012 14:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

OK Tim - I wouldn't remember the history of these threads.

I think in that partic recital there was a moment where the music was played 'loud' that - as jed suggests - just gained in resonance from where it was taking place. Often in modern classical you get a play with extremes of volume but because Feldman plays with Gargantuan lenght too these moments of loudness (where the music tens to be at quiet to medium most of the time) can create shock but can be also swiftly forgotten once its over and a smirk has been induced just after the loud moment took place. But in an environment that seemed inhospitable to that performance (not yer classical recital room) it seemed as if my nervous system received the shock in a completely novel way.

crut - For Philip Guston was my first Feldman perf at a gallery many years ago.

I don't have the concentration either (we were all encouraged to have a look at Guston's paintings while the music was played in the room) but you pick what you can while drifting in and out.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 15:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

- Before the second chorus of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Curiosity": you expect her to just drop into the oh-oh-oh-ohs as she did the first time round, but instead it all pauses at the crest of the rollercoaster for a few glorious extra seconds, her voice getting stuck in a groove on the line "never let me go" - it's like your heart was ready for the drop into your stomach but she's HOLDING IT UP

lex pretend, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 22:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

'so why do I care, I care AT AAAAAAALLLL (aaat aaaall) AT AAAAALLLL (aaat aaaall)' etc.

From Climax, obvously.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 22:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

each time they brought in the katz

curly moe shempsen (donna rouge), Wednesday, 26 December 2012 23:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

otm

fanute me or shoot me (some dude), Wednesday, 26 December 2012 23:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

that one time when they faked out the katz

Rolling "2 chainz" draadje (The Reverend), Thursday, 27 December 2012 05:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hearing the tuning drift on some of the synths on the John Talabot record was weirdly one of the moments of the year for me.

owenf, Sunday, 30 December 2012 15:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Not that I particularly enjoy imagining him in the studio or w/e desperately trying to keep everything in tune. Just think it works, brings a bit of chaos which is always good in my books.

owenf, Sunday, 30 December 2012 15:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

when i went to george crumb's 80's birthday party it was george and others playing prepared piano and other stuff for hours on end in an uncomfortable church and i didn't want it to ever end. i was so THERE it was scary. i didn't want to miss one bent note.

― scott seward, Tuesday, December 25, 2012 8:25 PM (5 days ago) Bookmark

oh my GOD how cool is that?!

i've had some moments this year, most of them are not things i want to share, but this year marks the first time i entered and failed* to win an erotic fiction writing contest that included reading on a stage in front of people. i didn't even place, but i am confident that my entry was not only the best, but took the most care and tender consideration. don't think i'll do that again, but it was a fun experiment and i feel good for having done it.

* the judges were anonymous, assessment procedures were unannounced and completely unknown to contestants, and the whole thing was a complete farce but i still gave it my all and therefore i feel good about it.

passion it person (La Lechera), Sunday, 30 December 2012 15:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

pls share your work with us

you are my capitalism (spazzmatazz), Sunday, 30 December 2012 17:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

So you've entered before, but this is the first time you've failed to win? (genuine question)

Duke, Sunday, 30 December 2012 18:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sorry, the asterisk made me read the word "failed" as if it were emphasized.

Duke, Sunday, 30 December 2012 18:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

I just wanted to explain why I failed -- the contest was stupid and the anonymous judges did not properly appreciate my multimedia presentation, but whatever. Anyway I already did this once, but if you insist. I've removed the images, but if you're dying to see them that can happen I guess. Not here. Invent interesting metaphors and similies for women's romantic novels.

passion it person (La Lechera), Sunday, 30 December 2012 18:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

cake cake cake cake cake cake cake cake cake cake cake cake

bant l0u1s j4gg3r (cozen), Sunday, 30 December 2012 19:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

^otm

Mercer Finn, Sunday, 30 December 2012 22:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

fall into forever / just forgive me i was faithless / danger in your eyes
BABY YOU CAN DEVOUUUUUUUUUUUR ME, DEFIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILE ME

prolego, Sunday, 30 December 2012 22:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

i just realized that this was on ilm
my post was not music related at all
sorry!

passion it person (La Lechera), Sunday, 30 December 2012 23:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

the breakdown in "feel the love" by rudimental, clearly!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 31 December 2012 17:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

- pretty much all the ad libs (or "ad libs") on the dirty projectors album
- the moment on the swans live album where "beautiful child" shifts from melodramatic beautiful intro to kill-everyone death-stomp
- when the big synths swell up on the title track on the killer mike album during the intro
- a bunch of little moments on the lone album where he references (consciously or unconsciously) like the actual sounds of the shitty recording of old rave tunes (i swear there's a dead rip of the woozy tape warp thing from "secret summer fantasy" on there)

packt like phoebe cates's dad in a chimney (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Monday, 31 December 2012 19:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

1) the reverb on the snare when the drums snap back in
2) the bassline modulation
3) "look up, sugar"
4) the way he leans into the word "world"
5) the "just let" that really soars
6) the "you got to know" that he really bites down on
7) the falsetto, yeah
8) the emphasis on "looked" on "love ain't never looked so good"
9) the way he drifts just behind the beat on "oh put it on, baby," which is highlighted really well in that Bad Boy remix where the beat keeps going
10) the echo that envelops that final sublime "let my love adorn..."
11) that tiny, perfect spoken "you" that most radio stations cut off or start another song over

― some dude, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 2:21 PM Bookmark

Rolling "2 chainz" draadje (The Reverend), Monday, 31 December 2012 21:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

XD

some dude, Monday, 31 December 2012 21:43 (1 year ago) Permalink


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