What are you listening to? 2019

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

Listening back to some favourites of 2018



. (Michael B), Saturday, 5 January 2019 19:39 (four months ago) Permalink

Stew & the Negro Problem—Notes of a Native Song

curmudgeon, Sunday, 6 January 2019 02:20 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

since it arrived today

Stevolende, Monday, 14 January 2019 22:55 (four months ago) Permalink

Becky G - Shower. Blame my 12 yo.

nathom, Friday, 18 January 2019 23:06 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

Every Stereolab LP.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 20:33 (three months ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Thursday, 24 January 2019 03:44 (three months ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Thursday, 24 January 2019 05:04 (three months ago) Permalink

Haircut 100 - Pelican West

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


no lime tangier, Friday, 25 January 2019 03:19 (three months ago) Permalink


Soothing propulsive Japanese ambient for your Friday nightz

calstars, Saturday, 26 January 2019 01:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Tajak - Ciclos

Epic drifty psych from Mexico

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

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 (three months ago) Permalink

Was digging that Mex groove late last night

calstars, Saturday, 26 January 2019 23:52 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink


millmeister, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:35 (three months ago) Permalink


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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

InternationalWaters, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 14:28 (three months ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Friday, 1 February 2019 10:42 (three months ago) Permalink

These guys from Greece are pretty good.


earlnash, Saturday, 16 March 2019 17:27 (two months ago) Permalink

the 1st Michel Polnareff, which is charming French folk-pop and I need to buy a copy of it as soon as I have money


blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 16 March 2019 20:34 (two months ago) Permalink

terry riley - shri camel

mixed with some birds outside and a distant lawnmower drone

brimstead, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 01:16 (two months ago) Permalink

disc 1, has some of the better known tracks on that I know from having had the 2 lps years ago.
Blooming love Playing Golf.

I noticed this is The return Of , think I picked it up cheap in either Rough Trade or FOPP over Xmas.
Not sure exactly what the difference between the 2 versions is.
& I think I might finally get around to picking up copies of the lps from a couple of years later.

THis is the edition of the cd I have and I bought it a while after first hearing about it. Can't remember details unfortunately, but I got it in the early 90s. & i think I may have heard about it from Forcedexposure.
I love the mournful feel to the tunes and the references to earlier music forms. Seems to be steeped in gopspel/old timey influence but played with an electric feel.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 18:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Last night I also listened to the Oneohtrix Point Never comp Fall Into Time, which is possibly becoming my favorite of his... wonderful warm juno vistas...
impressions of highways through forests at night, pure nowness

brimstead, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 21:05 (two months ago) Permalink

I love Fall Into Time. They reissued the releases that make up the Rifts comp a couple years ago, and they’re all so good. Having them each as a separate slab of vinyl makes them much more approachable and memorable than listening to the en masse on Rifts

but i'm there are fuckups (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 22:19 (two months ago) Permalink

the first of teh Preserved editions i've bought. Think I need to buy some more Eskimo definitely.

& i think particularly Minor Swing. Do love these Proper sets. Nice cheap way of getting decent sounding collections of good stuff.

early 70s US hard rock, released by Finnish label Svart. picked this up in one of their sales recently for like €2 or something.

Stevolende, Thursday, 4 April 2019 10:26 (one month ago) Permalink

You've heard their s/t one right?

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 4 April 2019 21:17 (one month ago) Permalink

I think so. At least part of it.
Not in a while though.

Stevolende, Thursday, 4 April 2019 23:29 (one month ago) Permalink

the only United States of America I want anything to do with

xp: the first Bang album is the one that everyone raves about - i think it's pretty good. But Mother is definitely a good listen and I love it when I'm playing it for someone who's never heard it and their version of "No Sugar Tonight" comes on

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 5 April 2019 02:50 (one month ago) Permalink

pop ambient 2001

brimstead, Friday, 5 April 2019 04:12 (one month ago) Permalink

https://img.discogs.com/NKkKs6P81ejM3e5DwOORbZQCcCg=/fit-in/600x551/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2329195-1277299789.jpeg.jpgtampo - slo -mo finnish tango w. accordion & trombone & low slung feel for some reason i imagine jeff pinkus plays bass on this

massaman gai (front tea for two), Friday, 5 April 2019 05:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Gong - Magick Brother

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 10:33 (one month ago) Permalink

heck yeah

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 15 April 2019 06:01 (one month ago) Permalink

finally procured a nice copy twenty years (gah!) after first napstering it

no lime tangier, Monday, 15 April 2019 07:03 (one month ago) Permalink

disc 1 with the Shh!lp and the spoken word stuff about apocalyptic bombing etc. LP is pretty heavy dark ambient stuff.

I think I'm a lot more familiar with the next lp HBD but this is great. Possibly a bit more poppy but nice droney stuff. Has anybody else than Human Beast done rock covers of their material from either here or HBD?

2nd disc from this . She gets pretty secular in places . Great use of electric guitar throughout.

Stevolende, Monday, 15 April 2019 10:12 (one month ago) Permalink

https://img.discogs.com/QfSEABp5I-gvms4APnEWbZ6tSU0=/fit-in/500x443/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-5232311-1388258304-3548.jpeg.jpg i have to say that the overly concordant"combobulated" left me cold, but just scored this for pennies and it's damned fine.

massaman gai (front tea for two), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 06:01 (one month ago) Permalink

love that cd

listening to a lot of Rhythmic Theory EPs tonight


blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 21 April 2019 10:00 (four weeks ago) Permalink

mainly disc 3 so far
Esoteric recently reissued this as a 3cd compilation including a lot of previously unreleased stuff. Disc 3 has material recorded by the band with new members playing electric instruments. Retains the hypnotic droning of the acoustic band but has electric basslines etc.

3rd lp by Japanese One time Group Sounds band has them getting pretty heavy & where it works this is great hard rock stuff.

late 40s recordings by him as part of a couple of electric trios. I think I mainly know his songs from recordings by Rockabilly artists about 10 years later but this is blues

turn of the 70s psych with great guitar. I got the Lion version.

purely instrumental lp from 2017 by a band I know cos its on Cardinal Fuzz.

Stevolende, Sunday, 21 April 2019 11:15 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah Esoteric are doing all the lps, they did Elements at the same time as Macbeth last month or the one before. & Alchemy has come out now. I think as a 2cd. They have things like Peel Sessions, Live recordings and other stuff on.
2nd disc of this s/t which is now called Elements is the soundtrack to Abelard and Heloise which was thought lost for decades.

Stevolende, Sunday, 21 April 2019 15:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink


screator, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 04:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Black punk band from the late 70s who sound utterly prescient of later punk/metal development. Guitar is a turbulent wash.
Drummer wound up in the late era New York Dolls then the Heartbreakers when Jerry Nolan had either left or was otherwise disposed. & the band had practised at the NYD practise space from early on. I think they formed in 1974 so had been around for a while before punk.
They wound up being managed by Curtis Knight who I think Jimi hendrix had had trouble with and he stopped them from getting well paying work on several occasions. Also this lp which was recorded in 1978 took years to come out leaving their only contemporary release being a single featuring a cover of These Boots are Made for Walking.
This version comes with a half hour live dvd that i've yet to watch.

Great lp though th eband themselves didn't like it. Nice combination of soul influences, fuzz guitar and some psych .
Would like to hear what would have been the result iuf they had the management/backing that they deserved. The more contemporary sounding tracks here are quite good. BUt I think they felt they were stuck in a style that they were already moving away from. Still fuzz-guitar version of Barefooting is pretty necessary.
THis also has an 11 minute jam on Wang Dang Doodle that is pretty classic.
Scott Morgan has a great voice, his next bands Guardian Angel and Sonics Rendezvous Band are both worth hearing.

Stevolende, Thursday, 2 May 2019 08:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink


somehow I missed this album completely. I'm familiar enough with the others and like them to varying degrees but I'm really into this one and it's early post-psych-pre-progness

Also this, which made me hunt it down:


akm, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 23:10 (one week ago) Permalink

ok. it was Camel's first album, and Bob Stanley and Peter Wigg's comp "English Weather"

akm, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 23:11 (one week ago) Permalink

Reminding me to kick myself for not picking up more Jazz actuel stuff when I saw it cheap in FOPP a couple of years back. Guess I only had so much money but still.
Did get the AEOC set and think I got the various artists 3cd from there. But could have done with more.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 07:13 (six days ago) Permalink

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