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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four months ago) Permalink

katsumi horii project - hot is cool

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

meaulness your description of LOFT has me intrigued

And great post, Karl Malone.

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

steve kilbey (with martin kennedy) glow and fade

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

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

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

Milky - Travels With a Donkey (2002)

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


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

Love that band! ^

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

gotta love those authentic greasy marmite on toast fingerprints

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

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

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

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

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


hope that works. Taku Sugimoto, on a couple recent Another Timbre releases

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 21 May 2018 03:06 (one month ago) Permalink

xp hey moodles on repated listens ther isn't much mathiness to it but lots of strollin loon pant swagger & parp it's a fun listen. ho bynum's tone beats most.

massaman gai, Monday, 21 May 2018 10:38 (one month ago) Permalink

listening to birdsong & dudes hammering a spock box onto a camper van

massaman gai, Monday, 21 May 2018 10:40 (one month ago) Permalink

The Fool (1968)

this is an LP by the hip psychedelic English art collective The Fool. the painted the outside of the Apple store in London. they painted John Lennon's rolls royce and Eric Clapton's guitar. they designed the inner sleeve for Sgt. Pepper. their album was produced by Graham Nash. they were very well plugged in.

this is their vanity record. it's pretty good! like the album cover shows they are not as much of a band as they are a Renaissance Festival troupe of gypsies singing fairy tale songs and stuff. the album is psych folk. some electronic noises overdubbed onto simple Fleetwood Mac-style group folk songs. some drones and New Age Cult energy. i like "No One Will Ever Know":


Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 03:25 (four weeks ago) Permalink

climax blues band "couldn't get it right"

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 16:56 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Fred Cole apparently started out singing soul fronting a black band when he was 16. Not sure if you can tell that from his yelp.

One of the titles I was turned onto by the Anadolu Psych book that Daniel Spicer published recently

turned up while i was doing an Amazon recommendations trawl. Deep Spiritual jazz etc

Stevolende, Thursday, 24 May 2018 09:26 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Air Canada in-flight audio from today:
Beethoven's 3rd and 5th symphonies (Calgary Philharmonic)
Imarhan - Temet
April Wine - s/t (better than I expected)
Eighth Blackbird/Dan Trueman/Paul Muldoon/Iarla Ó Lionáird - Olagón: A Cantata in Doublespeak (part of the first disc)

Since getting back, Alvvays - Antisocialites and clips from the contemporary music concert at MusCan.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 26 May 2018 00:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Air Canada !!! Lol my man

Young N the deathless (Ross), Saturday, 26 May 2018 01:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Their selections were better than I expected.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 26 May 2018 02:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink


so, in the last few days I got the new GAS album, and both of the new Black Dog albums, which I am still absorbing.
however, this is the one that has impressed the most.
it is absolutely sublime.
organic (not something that's normally associated with KOMPAKT), ethereal, warm, and just fantastic.

mark e, Sunday, 27 May 2018 17:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Girl Band, Scott Walker's Phillips records, Amon Duul 2, New Zealand's Jefferies brothers various projects.

VyrnaKnowlIsAHeadbanger, Sunday, 27 May 2018 19:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink


Parliament - Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome (1977)

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 28 May 2018 03:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink


That good Canadian punk

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 3 June 2018 00:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

kinda proto grunge, even a little AmRepy

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 3 June 2018 00:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink


reet cracking set is this!

calzino, Sunday, 3 June 2018 12:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think this is what people hear in the new Charlie Puth? a much better example imo


aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 14:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The first Was Not Was lp. It's much better than i anticipated. Though i think it would be better, if the actual singers (Sweet Pea and Harry) sang all of it. Those archly "weird" lyrics throughout the lp, would be infinitely more effective (and subversive)that way. Rather than the spoken, King Missile style vocals that are the alternative here. In general though, it's great stuff!! Out Come the Freaks is a killer opener, a very Chocolate City-era Parliament style jam. In the context of playing the lp for pleasure, i enjoy the spoken bits as well. Just think that my idea is better. Lol.😄

VyrnaKnowlIsAHeadbanger, Monday, 11 June 2018 05:48 (one week ago) Permalink

the gruffalo in German. thought it was a keijo haino CD, forgot that I'd left it on while doing my emails

massaman gai, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 07:00 (one week ago) Permalink

email schmemail new stearns upload:

massaman gai, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 07:37 (one week ago) Permalink

manfred going easy on the reverb tank in his old age. sam rivers "contrasts" sounds like a thomas köner disc in comparison

massaman gai, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:37 (one week ago) Permalink

cos I just read the chapter on him in Anadolu Psych

Walthamstow based Folk rock band released through Cardinal Fuzz

Stevolende, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:47 (one week ago) Permalink

erkin koray rulz


no lime tangier, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:33 (one week ago) Permalink

mason's children & hundred year hall

no lime tangier, Thursday, 14 June 2018 15:20 (one week ago) Permalink

great stuff picked it up in Honest johns last year or the year before

relistening to this for the first time in a while cos i found it on Spotify

just stuck this on from a soundfile I have on my harddrive and find out it has 2 longish bonus tracks which I haven't seen before.

Stevolende, Thursday, 14 June 2018 19:19 (one week ago) Permalink

That Shub-Niggurath album rules, it's like Univers Zero if they were angry

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Thursday, 14 June 2018 19:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Great innit.

Stevolende, Thursday, 14 June 2018 19:47 (one week ago) Permalink

this treasure trove of live cassette bootlegs from maxwell's in the 90s


The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 14 June 2018 20:17 (one week ago) Permalink

a nice chill phil mison mix, live @ LN-CC 4/5/12. really hitting the spot.

brimstead, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 01:33 (two days ago) Permalink

Somehow I missed that Circle did a more-or-less straightforward death metal album until now


my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 21 June 2018 05:25 (yesterday) Permalink

oh man I gotta check out some later Mouthus

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 21 June 2018 22:18 (yesterday) Permalink

or mid-period i guess

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 21 June 2018 22:19 (yesterday) Permalink

Somehow I missed that Circle did a more-or-less straightforward death metal album until now

There's a story with this, you know?

Absolute Unit Delta Plus (Noel Emits), Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:26 (yesterday) Permalink

I didn't but I just Googled it. Very Circle thing to do, really, loaning the name to five metal dudes.

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 22 June 2018 03:53 (twelve hours ago) Permalink

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