What are you listening to? 2019

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New year, new thread innit.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 5 January 2019 18:24 (eight months ago) link

Listening back to some favourites of 2018



. (Michael B), Saturday, 5 January 2019 19:39 (eight months ago) link

Stew & the Negro Problem—Notes of a Native Song

curmudgeon, Sunday, 6 January 2019 02:20 (eight months ago) link

which I hadn't been aware of but turned up in Sister Ray. Overview of the label over a couple of decades. From early Savage republic to solo Bruce Licher. & several of the bands he released including Camper Van beethoven who are represented by Take tHe Skinheads Bowling which might be too obvious a choice. Nice lp anyway.

been meaning to pick this up for years and it was in Sister ray at the same time.

I knew the name for years, not sure if i had really heard them before the reissue

slowly picking up physical copies of all the 60s Trane.

should have picked this up in Rough Trade cos it was a bit cheaper. Have listened to it since i got home and bought it online now.

2nd lp by the early 70s yodeller/experimental singer

74 rock lp by band I remember from their Bubblegum hits

experimental lp by singer i've been meaning to check out for a while.
Interesting, may prompt me to check out more of her stuff.

comprehensive compilation of 60s mod band I've loved since the Edsel compilation came out in my early teens. Xmas present from my brother.

Stevolende, Monday, 7 January 2019 12:50 (eight months ago) link


Stevolende, Monday, 7 January 2019 12:50 (eight months ago) link

i think there's a week of jussi's sale left @ ektrorecords.com if anyone's interested in tanking up
https://img.discogs.com/y2L1_up-CYU1oOe8mO5Ecp62r1I=/fit-in/270x270/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-4256284-1359890603-9446.jpeg.jpgcircle's "manner" sounding pretty perfect this morning

massaman gai (front tea for two), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 08:18 (eight months ago) link


massaman gai (front tea for two), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 08:51 (eight months ago) link

since it arrived today

Stevolende, Monday, 14 January 2019 22:55 (eight months ago) link

Becky G - Shower. Blame my 12 yo.

nathom, Friday, 18 January 2019 23:06 (seven months ago) link

Live material from Simply Saucer in 1975 that makes up the 2nd disc of In The Red's Cyborgs revisited double lp.
Hadn't realised there was a different drummer by that point.

Stevolende, Sunday, 20 January 2019 12:39 (seven months ago) link

Every Stereolab LP.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 20:33 (seven months ago) link


no lime tangier, Thursday, 24 January 2019 03:44 (seven months ago) link


no lime tangier, Thursday, 24 January 2019 05:04 (seven months ago) link

Haircut 100 - Pelican West

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 24 January 2019 15:57 (seven months ago) link


no lime tangier, Friday, 25 January 2019 03:19 (seven months ago) link


Soothing propulsive Japanese ambient for your Friday nightz

calstars, Saturday, 26 January 2019 01:57 (seven months ago) link

Tajak - Ciclos

Epic drifty psych from Mexico

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 26 January 2019 03:53 (seven months ago) link

Well, ok, most of the songs are about 5 minutes but they still suspend time

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 26 January 2019 03:54 (seven months ago) link

Was digging that Mex groove late last night

calstars, Saturday, 26 January 2019 23:52 (seven months ago) link

to be clear, are we supposed to post album covers (no links) in this thread?

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 28 January 2019 01:58 (seven months ago) link

i don't think it matters? generally just covers are posted but i doubt anyone would be mad

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 28 January 2019 11:54 (seven months ago) link


millmeister, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:35 (seven months ago) link


V/A: Nouvelle Ambiance !​!​!

A celebration of the underground Pan-African music scene centred around Paris in the 80s featuring never-before-reissued productions and dancefloor sure-shots taking in new forms of dancefloor-ready Rumba, Bikutsi, Soukous, Boogie and more.


millmeister, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:38 (seven months ago) link

Harmonia's Documents -1975 is so surprisingly essential. Blows me away every time.

InternationalWaters, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 14:28 (seven months ago) link


no lime tangier, Friday, 1 February 2019 10:42 (seven months ago) link

https://img.discogs.com/QqkYIr730ra_2RIB7BvS4dVhXns=/fit-in/318x315/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2286221-1274523578.jpeg.jpghecker's "3 track 12"" hecker often leaves me dry but 1 side is 20 odd mins of lush droning shimmer, other side is perhaps the most X-eyed halfassed algo "dance" music

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 10:54 (one month ago) link


StanM, Sunday, 18 August 2019 12:03 (four weeks ago) link


Sounds like Cheap Trick if they were produced by Homme/Goss

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 19 August 2019 22:26 (four weeks ago) link

garage heavy lesser known bands from the late 60s/early 70s get progressively heavy. Noice.

early 70s soul & funk of a Christian bent.

latest lp by a contemporary psych band who release through cardinal Fuzz

Stevolende, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 09:29 (three weeks ago) link

Leon Rosselson's 2016 album "Where Are The Barricades?" which doesn't appear to be on discogs.

Leftee, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:01 (three weeks ago) link

Fiddle-heavy alternative/postpunk/whatev that I only discovered a few years back... always curious about how well they were known in their native UK.

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 12:46 (three weeks ago) link

isn't that the one where they tried to go "indie dance"? not so well received for good reason iirc. the "barbarous english fayre" comp is the one stop shop of the early stuff - it snarls https://img.discogs.com/d6hWGx2pTLWp6Mp1YyKAQvNa4fE=/fit-in/600x628/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-330263-1127155124.jpeg.jpg

massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 22 August 2019 19:25 (three weeks ago) link

and yeh listening 2 jamal cos jamal is the bomb

massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 22 August 2019 19:25 (three weeks ago) link

isn't that the one where they tried to go "indie dance"?

wow uh if it is it's not too noticeable. Barbarous is definitely a better record overall tho!

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 22 August 2019 22:03 (three weeks ago) link

yeh i think i got dandelions mixed up with one of their later things which had a misfortanuble madchester bandwagon aspect to it

massaman gai (front tea for two), Friday, 23 August 2019 05:06 (three weeks ago) link

oof don't want that

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 23 August 2019 05:46 (three weeks ago) link

love that shit

listening to the Sunbeam reissue of the Open Mind album

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 25 August 2019 08:49 (three weeks ago) link


Captures them right at the right time. Nice searing guitar leads and chooglesomeness.
Would like to hear a full set from some time over the previous year and a half too though.

heaviosity from the early 70s. Quite great.
Do wish Numero hadn't stopped making cds though.

haven't listened to this in a while trying to pick up as much sub-Saharan psych type rock as possible over time.
Or whatever the less northern hemispheric version of that statement applies.
Wish there was a book dedicated to the genre of Afrodelia or however you want to put it.

Stevolende, Monday, 2 September 2019 09:18 (two weeks ago) link

That's a great idea!

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 2 September 2019 10:27 (two weeks ago) link

neil young and crazy horse - american stars & bars

uh this album is pretty good!!

brimstead, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 23:16 (two weeks ago) link

this was being played in Fopp last week, and its one of first times in my life i've had to say "WHAT IS THIS YOU'RE PLAYING I MUST KNOW IT". beautiful lp.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Thursday, 5 September 2019 16:15 (one week ago) link

Hadn't realised he was still recording that late.
I have the lp called Liberation Music orchestra and assumed by the art that this must be for sometime back then.
have to check this out then.

Stevolende, Thursday, 5 September 2019 18:54 (one week ago) link

tracks 1 and 5 are from one of his last shows. tracks 2-4 are his band arranged by carla bley, playing in tribute to him. the whole thing rules.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Friday, 6 September 2019 13:22 (one week ago) link

you really must check out the ballad of the fallen as well jamie.

calzino, Friday, 6 September 2019 13:24 (one week ago) link

oh thats on my listening to list for this weekend already, plus Escalator Over The Hill.


Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Friday, 6 September 2019 14:59 (one week ago) link


the album notes by Haden do enrich the already so so fucking beautiful and moving music. Silence still slays me.

calzino, Friday, 6 September 2019 16:24 (one week ago) link


There are some good tracks on this one. Very groovy.

earlnash, Saturday, 7 September 2019 17:17 (one week ago) link

Yeah that’s a great collection

brimstead, Saturday, 7 September 2019 17:19 (one week ago) link

seconding the ballad of the fallen shout-out above... absolutely beautiful/moving stuff!


no lime tangier, Thursday, 12 September 2019 08:53 (five days ago) link

when that 99p purchase earlier in the week provides loads of 'OOOOOHHHH its this ... ' moments.

so much fun spread across 2cds.


mark e, Thursday, 12 September 2019 10:16 (five days ago) link


Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 13 September 2019 07:50 (four days ago) link

no lime— that album kicks so much ass. one of her weirdest and most varied. top stuff.

as for me. . .


jerkcurb — 'air con eden'

just released today, but pretty much better than any other new release i've heard this year not by abdullah ibrahim. such a cliched evaluation, but it's absolutely beautiful.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Saturday, 14 September 2019 03:50 (three days ago) link

https://img.discogs.com/rTpQyBcl8RKn70tTjuaVberfgCw=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2563396-1290625137.jpeg.jpg sad clown slapstick build & collapse cycles. cecil mcbee's bass being slightly rockier than ed schuller's to my ears this makes it even more what, u.s. maply?

massaman gai (front tea for two), Saturday, 14 September 2019 13:47 (three days ago) link

NUmero group release of anachronistic sounding 1977 lp. It sounds like it should be from about 5 years, possibly more earlier.
Have heard comparisons made to Astral Weeks. I hear Bioll Withers among other things.
Came with a 5" 33rpm single that I had thought was going to be normal size and mess up the postage. I think the tracks on taht are on the end of the cd anyway.

collection of recordings glen Campbell made as demoes for Elvis Presley. Seems to be right around the time Campbell is making a name for himself solo though I can't find dates in the linernotes. So seems mid 60s semi blue eyed soulish stuff among other influences.
Quite enjoyable, turned up in a local sale so I thought I'd give it a chance

Mojo picked Best of the year, seems a couple of months early doesn't it? I needed a 3rd disc for my 3-changer and this does have some interesting stuff on it.

Stevolende, Monday, 16 September 2019 10:23 (yesterday) link

man, that willie wright looks clean. really want to hear it!

been really enjoying two abdullah ibrahims from the 80s this morning. kind of larger arrangements of some of his best stuff from the late 70s / early 80s. african river closes with 'the mountain of the night' which is SO DAMN CATCHY. i seriously want to learn it and record my own version of it. fantastic stuff.


Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 16 September 2019 17:27 (yesterday) link

a lot of that Numero group catalogue is up on bandcamp.
going to be MP3 but I guess it gives you an idea.

Stevolende, Monday, 16 September 2019 18:12 (yesterday) link

nice, will definitely add to my wishlist. thanks for the heads up!

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 16 September 2019 18:38 (yesterday) link

That Willie Wright album is a thing of beauty.

Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Monday, 16 September 2019 19:03 (yesterday) link

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