The "classical" music you buy from Boomkat (2010): a thread to discuss Sylvain Chauveau, Johann Johannsson, Peter Broderick, Olafur Arnalds and others

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agree..... my thoughts here

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 01:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

I picked up a dozen or so releases in the recent (1 mo. or so ago?) Boomkat sale... biggest winner is probably Sylvain Chauveau's The Black Book of Capitalism...... gorgeous record all around.

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Sunday, 18 September 2011 01:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

I do hope the ongoing Boomkat sales keeps the Type label ticking over.

djh, Monday, 19 September 2011 21:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

http://www.livingroomsongs.olafurarnalds.com/

djh, Monday, 3 October 2011 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Came here to post that link. Nice catch. Day 2 is wonderful. Will be ordering the cd/dvd combo, myself.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

The thing with announcing that this is going to be released ... what if this week's recordings are rubbish?

djh, Thursday, 6 October 2011 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Enjoying Johannsson's Fordlandia.

I suppose I'm having difficulty discerning whether some of this music is intentionally difficult or whether it is aiming for pleasure. Not that it matters either way.

calstars, Friday, 7 October 2011 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, the one time I saw him he and the ensemble seemed exceptionally dour. Not sure whether they were just having a day or whether they were trying to be Serious Musicians™, but it didn't exactly project an aura of pleasure. Which doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it, however.

Sean Carruthers, Sunday, 9 October 2011 02:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

er, having a BAD day...

Sean Carruthers, Sunday, 9 October 2011 02:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

On the recordings, I like the "whole thing" - the strings, the processing, the production, the electronic bits. When I saw him live, I just kind of thought I'd rather just hear the strings and that the other sounds felt too incongruous.

djh, Sunday, 9 October 2011 07:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

... Actually, I didn't enjoy it live to a point that it *slightly* put me off the records.

djh, Sunday, 9 October 2011 07:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Had forgotten how much I enjoyed Richard Skelton's Landings

― djh, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 7:36 PM (7 months ago) Bookmark

Man... just discovered this today and it's jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Fantastic, meditative and ethereal music. Shoots straight to my heart.

Y Kant Lou Reed (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 5 November 2011 13:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone else heard the Le Lendemain album called Fires? Got turned onto it by the guy at Penguin who knows I'm into Johannsson etc, and it certainly fits into that whole vein.

Have really learned to love the Winged Victory album - it's also put me onto the solo Dustin O'Halloran albums and all of the Stars of the Lid stuff, too - all of them are on Rdio thankfully!

Sean Carruthers, Saturday, 5 November 2011 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

For my birthday last year my wife got me one of Richard Skelton's special editions - a CD of exclusive tracks and a beautiful box containing various cool things. I don't have physical copies of any other music these days, but all of his stuff is so gorgeously packaged that I have them all out on display.

toby, Sunday, 6 November 2011 11:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

We're definitely moving into the time of year where I listen to Skelton every weekend morning around dawn.

toby, Sunday, 6 November 2011 11:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Have really learned to love the Winged Victory album - it's also put me onto the solo Dustin O'Halloran albums and all of the Stars of the Lid stuff, too - all of them are on Rdio thankfully!

awesome!

difficult to adjust to ilxor being a low frequency poster (ilxor), Sunday, 6 November 2011 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone else heard the Le Lendemain album called Fires? Got turned onto it by the guy at Penguin who knows I'm into Johannsson etc, and it certainly fits into that whole vein.

― Sean Carruthers, Saturday, November 5, 2011

This is a great record. I'm going to put it on right now in fact...

I've been revisiting Rachel's Systems/Layers a lot lately. I wish this was available on vinyl.

I'd like to recommend this band also: http://hedia.bandcamp.com/

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Sunday, 6 November 2011 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

'Systems/Layers' is an ultimate winter album for me

Y Kant Lou Reed (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 6 November 2011 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

A new Jacaszek always has potential! Thanks for the link.

I certainly wouldn't have, but hey. (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 18 November 2011 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ah, surprised I'd not heard of him before:

http://soundcloud.com/miasmah/sets/jacaszek-treny/

djh, Saturday, 19 November 2011 22:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

A Winged Victory For The Sullen play Manchester, Glasgow and London in January: https://www.facebook.com/awvfts

London tickets here: http://bit.ly/rEacMQ

Happy to see that Sleepingdog are supporting as I missed them at Cafe Oto this week.

Their record is worth mentioning in this thread:
http://www.gizehrecords.com/gzh31.html

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Saturday, 19 November 2011 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

In the same vein as A Winged Victory, the Christina Vantzou album is worth a listen on Spotify. She's the other half of The Dead Texan btw in case the name's not familiar.

next thing she's shaving my skrillex (NickB), Saturday, 19 November 2011 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

can someone give me guidance on these Sylvain Chauveau albums (all on Type)? i have "The Black Book of Capitalism" already, it kills, just want to know what else is really good vs. skippable

right now i could get:

- S
- Nuage
- Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated)

??? thanks

ilxor, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

all(?) the cds are in the boomkat winter sale btw (which might be why you're asking). lots of other Type bargains too.

koogs, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

actually, boomkat has samples (more samples if you click on the mp3 version)

koogs, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Syvain Chauveau-related: I recommend the Deathprod-mixed On album.

djh, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

On is great yes.

As for Sylvain Chauveau, I think you should get Nuage and/or S. And if you dare also try and find 'Down to the Bone: An Acoustic Tribute to Depeche Mode', which is fantastic. Cover album of DM tracks with Sylvain singing. Hauntingly beautiful

I certainly wouldn't have, but hey. (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 11:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

psyched for matt bourne's new album on leaf

http://www.theleaflabel.com/en/artists/view/51

Crackle Box, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Items shipped to you:

Ordered Title Price (GBP) Dispatched Subtotal

1 ON (SYLVAIN CHAUVEAU / STEVEN HESS), Something That Has Form And Something That Does Not, CD £4.50 1 £4.50
1 RENE HELL, The Terminal Symphony, CD £4.99 1 £4.99
1 ROLL THE DICE, Roll The Dice, CD £4.50 1 £4.50
1 SVARTE GREINER, Kappe, CD £4.50 1 £4.50
1 SYLVAIN CHAUVEAU, Nuage, CD £4.50 1 £4.50
1 SYLVAIN CHAUVEAU, Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated), CD £4.50 1 £4.50

Subtotal: £27.49

ilxor, Friday, 6 January 2012 05:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

all(?) the cds are in the boomkat winter sale btw (which might be why you're asking). lots of other Type bargains too.

yup! exactly why i asked. i got "Black Book of Capitalism" last winter sale. i usually try to get 5-6 Type things each year. got the other On album last year. waited on this one... i thought it'd be discounted this year... sure enough! yay boomkat

ilxor, Friday, 6 January 2012 05:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

still lots to explore, i haven't checked out the Zelienople, North Sea, Xela, or a bunch of others yet.... those any good?

ilxor, Friday, 6 January 2012 05:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh man, you should get Xela's 'For Frosty Mornings And Summer Nights'! Warm bubbly electronica, the last great album in its genre as far as I'm concerned.

I certainly wouldn't have, but hey. (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 6 January 2012 12:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Totally recommend Zelienople's last album, Give It Up. Really good ambient rock along the lines of late Talk Talk, Bark Psychosis or Dean Roberts/Autistic Daughters.

Some English guy in West Bumblefrickin' nowhere (NickB), Friday, 6 January 2012 12:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

awesome, thanks guys!

ilxor, Saturday, 7 January 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Got the Richard Skelton SKURA box (the DVD edition) for my birthday, so now I have everything (I was missing maybe 6 CDs before). Have been listening to it a lot; it's all great, of course.

toby, Saturday, 7 January 2012 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Do you *really* need more than Landings?

(That isn't meant to sound as polemical as it does.)

djh, Sunday, 8 January 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dug out his Wolf Notes LP, as *AR this weekend and loved it. Quite a different feel to Landings, mostly due to the vocals: http://soundcloud.com/_type/sets/ar-wolf-notes

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Monday, 9 January 2012 08:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Landings and Wolf Notes are probably the best, I agree.

toby, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 13:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd like Wolf Notes more if it didn't have singing (or had a different singer).

djh, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is SKURA a good use of fifty quid?

djh, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love Landings and havent heard the *AR thing, but also recommend Marking Time, which was reissued widely last year (well... as widely as a Richard Skelton release is likely to be reissued)

ilxor, Friday, 13 January 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Quite enjoying the new Ryan Teague album - it sounded incredible in the shop.

djh, Monday, 12 March 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Can't seem to find any talk about the new bvdub double cd.. I sounds a small departure from previous works, more vocals and different rhythms.. anyone heard it?

mmmm, Friday, 6 April 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

djh, Friday, 6 April 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

since this is one of the only threads that had a discussion about it i just want to reiterate how awesome *AR is

Lamp, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 01:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can't stand the voice on *AR.

djh, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i can see that but she doesnt bother me

new record 'griis' on low point is p rad btw

Lamp, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 01:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Was that A Winged Victory For the Sullen on Countryfile, just now?

djh, Sunday, 29 April 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink


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