what are you listening to 2018

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i have been listening to a lot of UNIFORM - WAKE IN FRIGHT


as i walk my dog through the empty suburban streets, it makes me grit my teeth and inwardly snarl in every direction. it came out about a year ago, last january, but they're new to me. i think one time i mentioned on ILM that i had this platonic idea of a 70s punk band in my head, when i was in high school, just before napster and all that stuff hit and it was still kind of difficult to easily research a genre and track down genre highlights. i listened to some old punk bands like the ramones and the buzzcocks but it was very different than what i had imagined. a few years later i heard wire's first three albums for the first time, and it was this odd sensation of finally finding the real version of an idea of what something sounds like. hard to explain. but i haven't had that sensation again until i ran across this Uniform album the other day. they sound like everything i want right now. i would love to see them play live, i bet it's fucking intense.

(sorry if there's already a general what are you listening to thread for this year, i just couldn't find it)

Karl Malone, Sunday, 28 January 2018 21:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

if anyone has any recommendations on music that is more knife-edgy than that, please dish them out. i am in the mood

Karl Malone, Sunday, 28 January 2018 21:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

LOFT - three settlements four ways


deconstructed club from manchester. the most interesting electronic LP of last year imo. so much going on, yet so much space.

meaulnes, Sunday, 28 January 2018 22:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

in the car today it's been:

lee gamble - mnestic pressure
Royal trux - platinum tips + ice cream
Yardbirds - newish '68 double cd thing I borrowed from dad

brimstead, Monday, 29 January 2018 01:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

katsumi horii project - hot is cool

Arnold Schoenberg Steals (rushomancy), Monday, 29 January 2018 01:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

I've been on a 1960s Dottie West kick most of January. Patsy Cline too.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 29 January 2018 01:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

meaulness your description of LOFT has me intrigued

And great post, Karl Malone.

brimstead, Monday, 29 January 2018 01:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

Django rheinhardt proper box set.
Kikagaku Moyo Forest of Lost Children.
Fall PeelSessions disc 3 cos disc 2 isn't in the box & I'm not sure when I last played it.

Stevolende, Monday, 29 January 2018 09:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

steve kilbey (with martin kennedy) glow and fade

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 29 January 2018 16:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

Young Marco - Biology

It's labeled "deluxe edition" even though there never was a "regular" edition on CD. It has a bonus track that isn't on the LP, though.

brimstead, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 04:02 (eight months ago) Permalink


PB 019 - eu12''
Genre: House

1. Rolling So
2. Any Where in the US is a Party
3. I Want You
4. Kicking at Home
5. No More Sorrow
6. I Ain't Missing You
7. I am Dreaming

i just got Superstar and Star - Mastermind EP. holy shit this rules. noisey dub house & lofi outsider pop. this is wonderful stuff. i got this due to the youtube video for the lovely "I Ain't Missing You". apparently this compilation came out last year but they only just shipped them out. it was a very limited run so i think it quickly sold out. amazing stuff!!!


AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 17:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

"Any Where in the US is a Party" is 100X better than the new Andrew WK song

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 17:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

if anyone has any recommendations on music that is more knife-edgy than that, please dish them out. i am in the mood

― Karl Malone, Sunday, January 28, 2018 3:44 PM (four days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

not quite the same but this comes close imo


budo jeru, Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

hm. re-listened. i take that back big time. nice record tho.

budo jeru, Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

Milky - Travels With a Donkey (2002)

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 3 February 2018 16:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

Hey I like the first Uniform album, Perfect World - I didn't know there was a newer one! Thanks I'll check that out.

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 3 February 2018 16:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

i still haven't gotten around to listening to perfect world! i hear it's really good, but i'm still trying to figure out the newest one. i'm trying to take my time with albums recently and give them several good listens before moving on to other things.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 3 February 2018 17:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

god this Per Tjernberg record (They Call Me) is so good, listened to it twice last night. really digging the discoveries form this thread (Spotify playlist is in there near the end, recommended)

Chee Shimizu - Obscure Sound (a music book)

sleeve, Saturday, 3 February 2018 17:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

somehow i have missed out on Dennis Johnson until now.

November, composed in 1959, as performed by jeroen van veen. i've been sprawled out on my rug transfixed for a couple hours now

Karl Malone, Monday, 5 February 2018 20:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

^^ that one's amazing indeed.

I don't want to pull you from your rug ZS, save this for a later date, but have you ever heard dEUS 'Worst Case Scenario'? For some reason I think it could really be up your alley.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 5 February 2018 20:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

og vinyl copy of Cornelius "69/96" arrived today alongside SSKHKH "17" album. "69/96" is hitting the spot right now, it was doing 90s west coast hip hop style beats a minute ago and now we are in Austin Power electric sitar wonderland. this isn't an album this is a theme park. the record sounds SO GOOD.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 01:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

SSKHKH's "17" is a great album as well. if you can find their "Motorhead and Drive" VHS it has videos for all the songs on the album.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 01:30 (eight months ago) Permalink


AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 02:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

Love that band! ^

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 02:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

xpost i will put that next up in the queue, LBI! i still have more of november to go through, which is kind of amazing because it feels like i was listening to it all day already!

there's something really poignant about this:

A few years ago, Johnson told Young that he’d had enough of the 21st century and was going ‘off-grid’. No email, and for long periods his phone remained unanswered. But Mark Harwood, of Penultimate Press, had the number, and got through to Johnson last year. This spring Harwood, in collaboration with the Irritable Hedgehog label, are releasing a 4CD performance of November by pianist R Andrew Lee.

With Harwood’s help, I spoke to Johnson by phone. Now in his mid-seventies, Johnson would be the first to admit his memory is fraying, but in person he’s likeable and generous to a fault. I asked how he feels being hailed as the first composer to write minimalist music. He answered: "That’s interesting. Tell me again, the meaning of minimalist?"


Karl Malone, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 03:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

Thought for a moment this was the noteworthy album covers thread. Most of those belong in a museum.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 05:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

gotta love those authentic greasy marmite on toast fingerprints

massaman gai, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 09:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

i bought the "watashi dake?" reissue last year and the photo insert is v cool


budo jeru, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 09:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

always makes me think of that "only me!" harry enfield character

massaman gai, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 09:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

didn't spot the ice cream tho. that is cool.

massaman gai, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 09:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

That's one of my all-time favorite pictures of a human.

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 11:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

Barnt What Is A Number, That A Man May Know It?


Fucking extraordinary "experimental techno"

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

I never know what subgenre I'm actually listening to with stuff like this, always expecting fifty dudes to run up with fingers raised shouting "ACTUALLY--

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

American Epic Collection - Amazing 100 songs by 100 artists from the 20s and 30s

Lots of Jazz:
Charles Mingus
John Coltrane
Alice Coltrane
Donald Byrd
ICP Orchestra
Art Ensemble of Chicago
Joseph Jarman
Max Roach
Raymond Scott
Yusef Lateef
Clifford Thorton

The Books
Blind Willie McTell
Glass Animals
James Holden
Kate Tempest
Lee Scratch Perry
Possessed By Paul James
Son Lux
Rolling Stones
Richard Kern Sountracks

nicky lo-fi, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 14:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

not sure what genre this is? I read "left-field house" somewhere. I call everything electronic.
I think it's pretty great though.

Ross From Friends - The Outsiders (2017)


nicky lo-fi, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 14:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

those jeff mills "the wizard" radio broadcasts. sounding great in the portuguese sunshine. visions of rosie perez frugging frantically

massaman gai, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

first of all, i've been getting re-into the Mariah album from 1983. (long lost impossible to find, reissued a few years back. seems like the "hit" was "Shinzo No Tobira", but there are several songs at least as good. I really love "Sora Ni Mau Maboroshi"). then i got so into that that i did 15 seconds of research and found the Mariah guy (at that point, Yasuaki Shimizu)'s solo album from the year before, Kakashi. like Mariah, it is unclassifiable, timeless, and so good. also, i struggle with design so much, and this is a good reminder of how simple and perfect it can be:


i remember the corned beef of my childhood (Karl Malone), Saturday, 24 February 2018 03:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

(standout track on kakashi is "umi no ue kara", i think. the shift at 3:00 is everything i want i music.)

i remember the corned beef of my childhood (Karl Malone), Saturday, 24 February 2018 03:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

https://img.discogs.com/IVq2lLRtXLlWAys4DxFKbElh0Xk=/fit-in/335x340/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-4412864-1364214445-1981.jpeg.jpgfinnish smegma meets incus business, not the awful canadians of the same name

massaman gai, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:08 (one month ago) Permalink

https://img.discogs.com/adtgSPdkKzzqalPm9htgGLtwqp8=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-12042720-1527130212-5745.png.jpg holy toledo! polished bittersweet möbius strip pop cubism of the very highest order. jawdropping

massaman gai, Thursday, 13 September 2018 08:26 (one month ago) Permalink

ZZ Top Marquee london 1983
I don't remember this which must have been talked about at the time. I think the band had broken through to the next level at least by then so surprised they played this place. maybe it was only after the mega selling lps o fthe time taht they did become taht popular in the UK. I thought they were playing massive places in the US at least at the time.
This is powerful anyway.

Stevolende, Thursday, 13 September 2018 10:13 (one month ago) Permalink

a lotta early 70s Terje Rypdal, Saxon, the first Corrosion of Conformity album, Magma

Paul Reverse and the rediaRs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 13 September 2018 12:18 (one month ago) Permalink

https://img.discogs.com/Gkd83nJYQ2c8doCkaV3Rq4MXwh8=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-11322365-1514205192-7902.jpeg.jpg damp bedsit cab voltaire knock-offs with a whiff of the chocolate monk about it

massaman gai, Friday, 14 September 2018 14:03 (one month ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 08:59 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Sky Cries mary live set from 2004.
i used to really like the studio lps so should dig them out. Don't remember having live stuff.
Very spacy psychedelic rock for a bunch of people who came together as neubauten fans

Stevolende, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 09:06 (four weeks ago) Permalink


certainly surprised by the early work of Kevin Drumm.. this is well-engaging, with a strongly varied dynamic range, etc.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 15:41 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Somehow I missed this at the time which is 20 bloody years ago. What a great mélange of electronic & acoustic music.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:51 (four weeks ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 05:11 (four weeks ago) Permalink

https://img.discogs.com/II1JGt_fk4_HK3x3vRYwOFcMZ5o=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-3170089-1319355056.jpeg.jpgdoes uwe get short schrift for being persistently silly? maybe, but this rules. don't think many come close, rhythmically

massaman gai, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:13 (four weeks ago) Permalink

beautify junkyards the invisible world of

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 13:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Have been listening to Franco, Tabu Ley Rochereau and Sam Mangwana at ear splitting volume in the car the last few weeks. Incredible stuff.

(Thanks to Global Groove)

millmeister, Saturday, 22 September 2018 08:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink


super diamono - star 80s

really good senegalese band with Omar Pene & Ismael Lo, circa late-70s to 80s, although i think this comp only covers stuff from the mid-80s.

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 16:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://img.discogs.com/lz_XBphSlpYttjIPQgTWx_f0uRs=/fit-in/470x470/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-860951-1386103560-9606.jpeg.jpg this is some kind of analogue to the merzbow / ladybird split channel thing

massaman gai, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 11:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I have never heard that. Shit.


Paul Reverse and the rediaRs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 27 September 2018 02:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink


yes. one of my favorite albums

Karl Malone, Thursday, 27 September 2018 02:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hearing solar winds, that is

Karl Malone, Thursday, 27 September 2018 02:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp first listen here but it's gorgeous

Paul Reverse and the rediaRs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 27 September 2018 04:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

8 time sounds like prime _:zoviet*france:_ apart from a couple of silly bits where lewis does silly pompous vocals

massaman gai, Thursday, 27 September 2018 05:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink


I'm through some later period Cecil Taylor, this mother absolutely burns!

calzino, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 20:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://img.discogs.com/OgANNyleDidsYjdcHB28ct9WsDs=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-4625769-1370322095-6139.png.jpg inexplicably remaindered NMN / shellac / minutemen w/ full geek appeal. hits it & quits it

massaman gai, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 09:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Really enjoying the twisty progressions in that Locate S,1 album upthread.

jmm, Sunday, 7 October 2018 03:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Executioner - The Anthology (80s hardcore from San Jose)

DEATH PUPPET (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 7 October 2018 11:09 (one week ago) Permalink

GOTT PUNCH, thanks for mentioning Hearing Solar Winds. I'd never heard of David Hykes or the Harmonic Choir before, but that album is incredibly great.

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 12:48 (one week ago) Permalink

Cool! It really is, nothing quite like it. Rando thrift store find!

Currently listening to Kinesthesia Empathy Box

DEATH PUPPET (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 01:31 (one week ago) Permalink

love that record!

DEATH PUPPET (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 11 October 2018 13:58 (six days ago) Permalink


millmeister, Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:04 (six days ago) Permalink

THere's a recent Sons of Kemet gig just being shared on Tradersden.
10/10/2018 Joe Henderson Lab in San francisco.

JUst in the middle of the first long track.

Stevolende, Monday, 15 October 2018 22:20 (two days ago) Permalink

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