what are you listening to 2018

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

https://i.imgur.com/QCoFsDV.jpg

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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

LOFT - three settlements four ways

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=472oXxV2ajM

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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

katsumi horii project - hot is cool

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

meaulness your description of LOFT has me intrigued

And great post, Karl Malone.

brimstead, Monday, 29 January 2018 01:59 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

steve kilbey (with martin kennedy) glow and fade

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 29 January 2018 16:18 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

http://www.rushhour.nl/pictures/100/100803.jpg

SUPERSTAR & STAR - MASTERMIND E.P - PORRIDGE BULLET
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!!!

http://www.rushhour.nl/distribution_detailed.php?item=100803
https://www.hhv.de/shop/en/item/superstar-and-star-mastermind-ep-562962

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 17:20 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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

https://weepingicon.bandcamp.com/

budo jeru, Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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

budo jeru, Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/410YA93YYXL.jpg
Milky - Travels With a Donkey (2002)

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 3 February 2018 16:49 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fY5u9BW2DM

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 02:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Love that band! ^

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 02:13 (two weeks 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?"


https://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/interviews/dennis-johnson

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 03:18 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

gotta love those authentic greasy marmite on toast fingerprints

massaman gai, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 09:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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

https://img.discogs.com/YMX7H6NNKQf2cgKQBKBtSwxWsnc=/fit-in/600x824/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-10443838-1501675149-5965.jpeg.jpg

budo jeru, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 09:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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

massaman gai, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 09:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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

massaman gai, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 09:59 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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

https://i.imgur.com/OZPObQV.jpg?1

Fucking extraordinary "experimental techno"

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:29 (one week 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 (one week 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

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

nicky lo-fi, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 14:33 (one week 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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D74KkoCf93I

nicky lo-fi, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 14:17 (three days 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 (two days ago) Permalink


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