Rolling herky-jerky 2019

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Time travel got claimed by the bleeps (or were they bloops?) and YOUR ILLUSTRIOUS HOST has selected to further personalise this, the cream of 2019's psych/avant/weird-pop litany.

We begin our cosmic roundel with LOST CROWNS, surely to be confirmed in the pantheon upon the January 25 release of their debut album Every Night Something Happens. Here's a taste:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guTLvKG3IZM

YOUR OWN contributions are gleefully accepted, but heed: they ought herk, and jerk.

(h/t Tim for the name!)

imago, Friday, 4 January 2019 20:42 (one year ago) link

Are we going to include indiepop here? I think we are. The following Of Montreal-esque wonder was shown to me by tt and on first listen I'm blown away. Behold...Scary Jokes

https://thescaryjokes.bandcamp.com

imago, Sunday, 13 January 2019 14:36 (one year ago) link

Listening to ILX Listen: 2019

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:02 (one year ago) link

It is here!

https://lostcrowns.bandcamp.com/

imago, Friday, 25 January 2019 07:43 (one year ago) link

Sounds pretty good on first listen!

MaresNest, Friday, 25 January 2019 16:51 (one year ago) link

Isn't it marvellous?

imago, Friday, 25 January 2019 17:19 (one year ago) link

Ooooooooh this is really good

don't let's be beastly to the gammons (ultros ultros-ghali), Saturday, 26 January 2019 22:06 (one year ago) link

Cheer-Accident vibes on the first track

don't let's be beastly to the gammons (ultros ultros-ghali), Saturday, 26 January 2019 22:07 (one year ago) link

:)

it's all monstrously brilliant but the odd-numbered tracks stand out from the even-numbered ones, perhaps

'she saved me' might be the pick. what an exceptionally beautiful composition

imago, Saturday, 26 January 2019 23:46 (one year ago) link

man you weren't kidding about this album, this is great

also reminds me that I haven't heard the second Stars in Battledress album yet

frogbs, Friday, 1 February 2019 15:14 (one year ago) link

You must see to that then frogbs, The Women From The Ministry is their finest song.

MaresNest, Friday, 1 February 2019 15:54 (one year ago) link

So I missed this! I mean I saw them recently and I know they have more stuff coming, but...

https://spratleysjaps.bandcamp.com/album/her-hands

imago, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 12:57 (one year ago) link

liking lost crowns :D

nxd, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 12:58 (one year ago) link

:)

nice that we can still visit each other's halves of the time travel house, haha

imago, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 13:10 (one year ago) link

this Anthroprophh is from last year but it's worth hearing

https://youtu.be/Ic1NN14ySJ4

aquaman goes to college (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 24 February 2019 09:10 (one year ago) link

^that first segment is just Trout Mask worship, but who's even doing that rn

aquaman goes to college (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 24 February 2019 09:11 (one year ago) link

(you probably remember it from metal poll...I'm just saying don't write it off, it's p batshit

aquaman goes to college (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 24 February 2019 09:50 (one year ago) link

It is! I like this album from what I heard and this is a highlight

imago, Sunday, 24 February 2019 10:04 (one year ago) link

idk what this is, crazy-ass French avant-garde prog with accordions and mandolin, first thought was "LJ would probably like this"

https://tracteur.bandcamp.com/

frogbs, Monday, 25 February 2019 19:39 (one year ago) link

ha this is really fun

nxd, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 11:21 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

https://emmephyzema.bandcamp.com/releases

MaresNest, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:38 (one year ago) link

Intriguing!

imago, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 12:14 (one year ago) link

this rules

nxd, Monday, 29 April 2019 11:17 (one year ago) link

^^^Will get to it eventually

I can't remember if anyone else here is a fan of The Mercury Tree but in any case they've gone all microtonal
https://themercurytree.bandcamp.com/album/spidermilk

Yeah I'm well into that already - a certain musical ilxor hipped me to them in private recently. It's great! I've not heard the whole thing yet but it is surely going to end up one of my favourite recent records - the songwriting instincts are all there on top of the microtones

imago, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:59 (one year ago) link

microtonal

Sold.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:02 (one year ago) link

I mean, I'd already heard the previous one (through you iirc), but I was hipped to the new one.

imago, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:03 (one year ago) link

Cool :D My memory's quite bad when it comes to that sort of thing

I admit I find this one a bit of a struggle but I'll get there

It feels like they've learnt a lesson or two from Cheer-Accident

imago, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:27 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHT27-Dzweg&feature=youtu.be

i returned to this album recently. it really is amazing

imago, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 07:37 (one year ago) link

uff, here's the link properly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHT27-Dzweg

imago, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 07:38 (one year ago) link

What do you make of this, imago?

https://youtu.be/8W7mksaFNtU

I've been listening a little to some singeli, mostly off a tip from ultros' rym page. I'm down for the most part, but I do always catch myself wishing it was more of a headfuck. However, I do think it's herky-jerky enough for the thread...

think the toledo mud hens but for twitter (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 10:12 (one year ago) link

(on 2nd thought, that might not have been the best track to post.

This is from the album ultros actually reviewed, & is probably the closest it came to slaking my thirst for bonkers underground shit)

think the toledo mud hens but for twitter (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 10:36 (one year ago) link

Oh my god what is this hahaha

imago, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 11:09 (one year ago) link

https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/uingizaji-hewa

tags: afrobeat electronic world afrofuturism ethnography feild recording gabber singeli techno Kampala

think the toledo mud hens but for twitter (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 11:22 (one year ago) link

wow this is quite something

imago, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 11:22 (one year ago) link

Well that sure woke me up!

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 11:33 (one year ago) link

It’s funny how singeli pops up on different threads every now and then (Rolling Global Outernational, Rolling Experimentalist Electronic/Misfit Club Music and the like).
We also discussed the Sounds of Sisso compilation for a bit on last year’s Rolling Afropop thread.
But there was never much of a follow-up, so I’m very happy to being alerted to that Jay Mitta album. Can’t wait to check it out. Thank you for that, herky-jerky Drugs A. Money!

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 13:43 (one year ago) link

Yeah I never thought to bring that up here, I need to listen to more of that stuff.

Also the Emme Phyzema albums were far better than I was expecting tbqh, very complex and a little menacing. One track off Dispelling Differences reminds me of Psudoku.

I keep thinking there's prob a dog latin thread somewhere that deserves some singeli in it too haha xp to breastcrawl

think the toledo mud hens but for twitter (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 18:08 (one year ago) link

NSRO have a new album out covering songs from Rock Bottom, in case you missed it:

https://darkcompanionrecords.bandcamp.com/album/folly-bololey

I've never heard either this or the original so I can't speak as to its quality

Just listening to that Duke album now, blimey. This rules.

emil.y, Saturday, 1 June 2019 17:27 (one year ago) link

these records are so good thanks :D

pace of islam chipsy!

nxd, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 09:05 (one year ago) link

This one came out today:

https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/mateso

breastcrawl, Thursday, 6 June 2019 11:06 (one year ago) link

triple espresso shot

imago, Thursday, 6 June 2019 11:19 (one year ago) link

so good, my favorite of the nyege nyege albums posted here

lowercase (eric), Thursday, 6 June 2019 13:46 (one year ago) link

this is almost exactly what I imagined Omar Souleyman's music sounding like

frogbs, Thursday, 6 June 2019 13:47 (one year ago) link

Just listening to that Duke album now, blimey. This rules.

― emil.y, Saturday, June 1, 2019 6:27 PM (five days ago)

My BF pointed out that I had actually already heard some of it as he'd put a couple of tracks on a mix he'd made. Pfffft my brain keeps nothing in. Still rules though.

emil.y, Thursday, 6 June 2019 13:57 (one year ago) link

Recent article on singeli: https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/3442

breastcrawl, Sunday, 9 June 2019 20:49 (one year ago) link

My BF pointed out that I had actually already heard some of it as he'd put a couple of tracks on a mix he'd made. Pfffft my brain keeps nothing in. Still rules though.

really wanna hear that mix if those were the forgettable tracks

frogbs, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:32 (one year ago) link

that Lost Crowns youtube is a bit too fey whimsy for me ... sorry

sarahell, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:17 (one year ago) link

I like this new Poil - https://poil.bandcamp.com/album/sus

MaresNest, Friday, 14 June 2019 22:07 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

I still like Poil, this is ace -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1UbIbkg5zs

MaresNest, Sunday, 21 July 2019 11:37 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://deloriansbbib.bandcamp.com/album/de-lorians

Maybe a bit too old-fashioned to be herky jerky but I still dug this. Real motherfucking 70s prog hours!

think the toledo mud hens but for twitter (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 8 August 2019 11:29 (one year ago) link

file under: Zappa minus Zappa

btw I just realized the Duke album is basically that one bonkers section of "Peking O" extended to 40 minutes

frogbs, Thursday, 8 August 2019 21:01 (one year ago) link

there are some really inspired moments on the delorians record. zappa minus zappa is accurate lol, cause one of the first things i thought of was jean-luc ponty.

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Thursday, 8 August 2019 21:12 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Kings Kaleidoscope are bringing the Lord's herky-jerky in 2019! It's about time the Christian rock scene went indieprog tbh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ldbggv2zaQ

imago, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 22:52 (ten months ago) link

https://hyperallergic.com/518162/the-pranksters-of-pop/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 22 September 2019 16:41 (ten months ago) link

I had high hopes for 100 gecs after reading that but, it's boring? idk

Maresn3st, Sunday, 22 September 2019 17:04 (ten months ago) link

I agree! But I am open to being convinced

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 22 September 2019 18:27 (ten months ago) link

My son loves them, wants me to take him to their upcoming show. I think they are fun and silly, if not exactly mindblowing.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 22 September 2019 18:38 (ten months ago) link

I love them but can see why others might not

imago, Sunday, 22 September 2019 21:46 (ten months ago) link

Sorry for continuing to pollute this thread, imago. I have no idea where this goes; I'm not at all confident that it's blackgaze enough for rolling metal, but it's a absolutely nowhere near herky-jerky either, as I understand it. I'm posting it here bcz I think you might like it as it's kind of like Sigur Ros goes Bonkers in Phoenix

https://flypanam.bandcamp.com/album/cest-a

the cretin hits the cast (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 29 September 2019 21:50 (ten months ago) link

(Lol and as it happens there's already a FPA thread :/ )

the cretin hits the cast (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 29 September 2019 21:52 (ten months ago) link

(This Kings Kaleidoscope album isn't bad at all, either)

the cretin hits the cast (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 20:53 (ten months ago) link

FPA are definitely mining some sort of lo-fi MBV thing! Will investigate further...ty

imago, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 20:59 (ten months ago) link

Do it! It'll be worth your while

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 21:02 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...

this came out a few minutes ago and i haven't played it yet but they are BACK: https://thedisplayteam.bandcamp.com/album/spinner

imago, Thursday, 17 October 2019 23:23 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

Charlie Cawood's second solo album sounding great so far - classical chamber pop, basically, but with a certain melodic sensibility I have been known to enjoy

https://charliecawood.bandcamp.com/album/blurring-into-motion

imago, Monday, 25 November 2019 13:03 (eight months ago) link

I like that! Smooth sailings.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 25 November 2019 13:24 (eight months ago) link

The Garden's album last year was one of my most-listened, and this new single is nice too, with a bit of herk and jerk though also tuneful:

https://thegardenmusic.bandcamp.com/track/thy-mission-feat-mac-demarco

o. nate, Saturday, 30 November 2019 02:18 (eight months ago) link

lush stuff all round

nxd, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 09:58 (eight months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Hey imago do you know about Collider yet

PLEB AF (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 2 January 2020 09:07 (seven months ago) link

I feel like they might be the Medicine-Game Theory amalgam of my dreams

PLEB AF (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 2 January 2020 09:15 (seven months ago) link

obviously was humming some Loud Family to myself as I opened this thread haha

will have to give them a go

imago, Thursday, 2 January 2020 10:13 (seven months ago) link

Meh don't hold me to that, I was stoned when I posted that, I hear some of Miller in the melodies and vocals, but really musically it's a lot busier and more herky-jerky in the intended sense than anything I've heard on a Game Theory record

I can't speak with any authority about them, but maybe the Cardiacs are a more appropriate reference point? Like maybe 'Cardiacs-meet-Medicine'? I wish ultros was still here...

PLEB AF (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 3 January 2020 04:11 (seven months ago) link

I listened to it! Wouldn't say Cardiacs at all, maybe a bit of Game Theory. Reminded me most of Swirlies, really. Plenty of promise!

imago, Friday, 3 January 2020 11:37 (seven months ago) link

I hear traces of Monsoon Bassoon too.

Maresn3st, Friday, 3 January 2020 22:29 (seven months ago) link

oh that's not a bad shout yeah

imago, Friday, 3 January 2020 22:35 (seven months ago) link

Swirlies/Medicine (esp the later albums)/Monsoon Bassoon/Marnie Stern and probably some Japanese producer's covert math/shoegaze-tronic band fronted by a dozen moody schoolgirls who are all named after different styles of hat.

Maresn3st, Friday, 3 January 2020 22:46 (seven months ago) link

Where is Ultros?

Maresn3st, Friday, 3 January 2020 22:46 (seven months ago) link

Talking fo Japan, did I ever blab on to you about Croissant Chicago?

https://croissantchicago.bandcamp.com/track/--11

Maresn3st, Friday, 3 January 2020 22:51 (seven months ago) link

You did not! Thank you - will dive in shortly...

imago, Friday, 3 January 2020 23:01 (seven months ago) link


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