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― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 10 January 2019 07:01 (nine months ago) link
Year starts for me with singles from noname, d’angelo and lizzo.
This gets modified a lot throughout the year but if you want to keep track:
Please share your own if you’re into doing lists so I can follow them; I try to check every playlist posted in this thread at least once every month.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 10 January 2019 07:06 (nine months ago) link
New singles by Kokoroko, Royal Trux and Deerhunter this weekend sound good on first listens. Looking forward to those 3 albums later this year.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 14 January 2019 07:20 (nine months ago) link
― . (Michael B), Monday, 14 January 2019 11:00 (nine months ago) link
My current playlist; going to try and be more discriminating this year but I'm up to 30 songs already.
― Jeff W, Monday, 14 January 2019 15:03 (nine months ago) link
Listening to ILX Listen: 2019will leave the playlists alone but hoover up anything that's loose.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:04 (nine months ago) link
I got really lazy about keeping up my 2018 playlist, but I'll try to be better this year: https://spoti.fi/2FCYe5i
― Johnny Fever, Sunday, 20 January 2019 05:14 (nine months ago) link
My playlists, still pretty sparse but hang in there:
Tracks: https://open.spotify.com/user/seandalai/playlist/5TUocLR07axi61UHl5svdJ?si=rMlTGcfJSuKUhS3a6HvsRQAlbums: https://open.spotify.com/user/seandalai/playlist/0133nDPhVUOemg4TTXycep?si=ILy9iY4sQNieOW4BF2M_6Q
― seandalai, Monday, 4 February 2019 22:11 (eight months ago) link
Stephen Vitiello & Taylor Deupree – The Fridman Variations / https://open.spotify.com/album/31oIw2hK2m7rIll2mLOqPy?si=PCqGrdhcSj281tMZoFsvzAThore Pfeiffer – Umland / https://thorepfeiffer.bandcamp.com/album/umlandSteve Gunn – The Unseen In Between / https://stevegunn.bandcamp.com/album/the-unseen-in-between
― ⅋ (crüt), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 02:10 (eight months ago) link
The new Swindle album 'No More Normal' is amazing
― raise my chicken finger (Willl), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 02:17 (eight months ago) link
thanks for the heads up here; not totally sold on all the rappers on here but the beats are A+
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 25 February 2019 18:46 (seven months ago) link
Antoine Beuger (flute) Jürg Frey (clarinet) Marcus Kaiser (cello) Radu Malfatti (trombone) André Möller (electric guitar) Kathryn Gleasman Pisaro (oboe/english horn)
composition, field recording, sine tones, noise, mixing, mastering by Michael Pisaro
― braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 25 February 2019 19:39 (seven months ago) link
― braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 25 February 2019 19:48 (seven months ago) link
N0V3L - s/tsneaks - highway hypnosisariana grande - sweetenersolange - when i get homekehlani - while we wait
― flopson, Thursday, 7 March 2019 20:33 (seven months ago) link
Any love for Julia Jacklin in ILM? Lovely 2nd album 'Crushing' came out in February.
― lefal junglist platton (wtev), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 17:52 (seven months ago) link
Q1 TOP 25 SONGS
Sharon Van Etten - SeventeenThe Japanese House - Maybe You're the ReasonLittle Simz, Cleo Sol - SelfishToro y Moi - FreelanceMolly Sarlé - HumanBarrie - CloversJessica Pratt - Here My LoveAnna Of The North - Leaning On MyselfClaud - EasyJessie Ware - Adore YouChromatics - Time RiderAldous Harding - The BarrelMUNYA - BenjaminCharlotte Adigéry - Cursed and CussedHatchie - Without A BlushBig Thief - UFOFNilüfer Yanya - TearsPecas - T-ShirtSofia Kourtesis - Trains & AirportsCeleste - Father's SonLaurence Guy - WildlifePowder - GiftKH, Four Tet - Only HumanLAUNDER - ChewChannel Tres - Brilliant Nigga
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:41 (seven months ago) link
Checking out yr list
― Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:21 (seven months ago) link
i like these albums
black dresses - THANK YOUhttps://blackdresses.bandcamp.com/album/thank-you
a blistering, white-hot avalanche of mania and despair, euphoria and anxiousness, fury and tenderness, power and vulnerability. goth aesthetics undiluted by rote theatricality or allegiance to fashion, the immediacy and accessibility of pop music attained without ever actually trying to sound pop. this is the only band that matters
rabbit trap - gutzhttps://rabbittrap.bandcamp.com
the first lyric she sings is "i'm playing space channel 5 in my underwear" - thoughtful and fearless musings on sex, love, and the internet that often pair the diaristic intimacy of bedroom pop with lush, sprawling guitar soundscapes that feel like hum by way of tame impala. impossibly cool, supremely charismatic, fiercely singular
― james brooks, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 22:00 (seven months ago) link
Julia Jacklin - BodyJulia Jacklin - Head AloneJulia Jacklin - Pressure To Party
― lefal junglist platton (wtev), Sunday, 17 March 2019 08:37 (seven months ago) link
Q1 Round Up
EPs/mini albums/12"sJulia Michaels - Inner Monologue, Part 1Charlotte Adigéry - ZandoliTokyo Elvis - Best FriendKoffee - RaptureLAOISE - Mad (G)I-DLE - I madeMira Calix - UtopiaDreamcatcher - The End of NightmareBLACKPINK - Kill This LoveJensen Interceptor - The Ultimate Wave Riding Vehicle
LPsThe Japanese House - Good At FallingDAWN - new breedLe SuperHomard - Meadow Lane ParkGabe Knox - ABCMatmos - Plastic AnniversaryAriana Grande - Thank U, NextSpellling - Mazy FlyBillie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?Copeland - BlushingPye Corner Audio - Hollow Earth
TracksEllen Allien - UFOBeautify Junkyards - May Day EveLaure Briard - Kooky SunThe Specials & Saffiyah Khan - 10 CommandmentsSigrid - Sight Of YouKehlani feat. Ty Dollar $ign - Nights Like ThisRobert Stillman - What I OweMercury Rev & Susanne Sundfør - Tobacco RoadGemma Ray - It’s Only LonelinessOcto Octa - Loops for HealingShura - BKLYNLDNAndrew Wasylyk - Welter in the HaarAly & AJ - ChurchRed Velvet - SAPPYHolly Herndon - Eternal
― Jeff W, Friday, 5 April 2019 21:38 (six months ago) link
Really enjoying the "Labrinth,Sia & Diplo present... L.S.D." album.
Sort of reminds me of the Young Fathers album I liked so much last year.
"Genius" should have been a hit.
― nicky lo-fi, Friday, 19 April 2019 15:46 (six months ago) link
This Kelsey Lu album is friggin excellent
― josh az (2011nostalgia), Saturday, 20 April 2019 01:36 (six months ago) link
^ The new album by Wand is really good & frequently channels 90s Radiohead without ever sounding like a deliberate mimicry--it's very much its own thing.
― days of being riled (zchyrs), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 15:56 (five months ago) link
my three favorite songs of 2019 so far:
stef chura's 'method man,' total ripper
scruffy new zealand vibes from dunedin's seafog
nicole yun of eternal summers' sax-tastic 'supernatural babe'
― maura, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 16:23 (five months ago) link
Some 2019 releases I'll rep in no particular order:Nicola Cruz - SikuCarolina Eyck - WavesFolamour - Ordinary DrugsCharlotte Adigery - ZandoliLaurel Halo - DJ KicksSHY FX - Raggamuffin SoundTapeGenius of Time - Peace BirdKoffee - RaptureKassa Overall - Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to JazzC Duncan - Health8Ball and MJG - Classic Pimpin' LiveKehlani - While We WaitCaroline Shaw - OrangeProject Pablo - Low WingsQuelle Chris - GunsRobert Hood - Reflector/RotateSwindle - No More NormalDexter Story - BahirLee Fields - It Rains LoveTheon Cross - FyahOcto Octa - For LoversGemma Peacocke - Waves & Lines21 Savage - i am > i wasAlex Lilly - 2% MilkWilliam Tyler - Goes WestThe Comet Is Coming - Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep MysteryAndrew Bird - My Finest Work YetBusy Signal - Singles, including Nuh Weh Nuh Safe, Know You Good, Great MenPopcaan - Singles, including Unstoppable/Trouble Deh Deh/Level Up/SicarioChaos in the CBD - Orange Blank/Green DoveEloh Kush and Ray West - Esoteric Essayz18 Carat Affair - Spent Passions 2Tree and Vic Spenser - Nothing IS SomethingFuture - The WIZRD
Some of what's On Deck for deeper listening:Beyonce - HomecomingNirvana - Live at The Paramount 91Eric Le Sage - Fauré NocturnesDavidd Greenberger - It Happened to MeBibio - RibbonsDJ Paypal and DJ Taye - Computers Smarter Than PeopleFloating Points - Late Night TalesStella Donnelly - Beware of the DogsNilufer Yanya - Miss UniverseMatmos - Plastic AnniversaryChristian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Ancestral RecallCochemea - All My RelationsAriana Grande - thank u, nextSolange - When I Get HomeDawn Richard - new breedHauschka - A Different ForestTurning Jewels Into Water - Map of Absences
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 17:15 (five months ago) link
There's no summer songs thread yet and I don't know where else to put this
― billstevejim, Thursday, 23 May 2019 17:24 (four months ago) link
Worth starting methinks
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 23 May 2019 19:39 (four months ago) link
i know that song is old btw
― billstevejim, Saturday, 25 May 2019 14:12 (four months ago) link
2019 albums I'm enjoying:
Rustin man - Drift codeCass McCombs - Tip of the sphereSteve Gunn - The unseen in betweenRobert Forster - InfernoRoyal Trux - White stuffSunwatchers - Illegal movesVarious artists - Quare Groove vol. 1These New Puritans - Inside the roseFontaines DC - DogrelThee Oh Sees - Smote reverserWeyes blood - Titanic risingVampire weekend - Father of the brideBlick bassy - 1958Kedr livanskiy - Your needKornel kovacs - Stockholm marathon
― . (Michael B), Saturday, 25 May 2019 14:19 (four months ago) link
TOP TRACKS updated
Anderson .Paak - Winners CircleAnna Of The North - Leaning On MyselfBarrie - CloversBEA1991 - My Own HeavenBeauty Queen - The Only OneBella Boo - The HoursBenjamin Fröhlich - Secret AlphabetBillie Eilish - ilomiloBodywash - Eye to EyeBrijean - Show and TellCarly Rae Jepsen - Want You In My RoomChannel Tres - Brilliant NiggaCharlotte Adigéry - Cursed and CussedChromatics - Time RiderClaud - EasyConrad Clifton - Neva Seen (A Broken Heart)Diplo - Hold You TightDJ Seinfeld - ElectrianELIZA - Alone & UnafraidFKA twigs - CellophaneFour Tet - Teenage BirdsongFreddie Gibbs - Bandana (feat. Assassin)Genius Of Time - Peace BirdGrace Ives - MirrorHatchie - Without A BlushHeaven - Truth Or DareJamila Woods - BASQUIATJessica Pratt - Here My LoveJessie Ware - Adore YouKH - Only Human - Radio EditKoffee - ToastKornél Kovács - Purple SkiesLana Del Rey - Doin' TimeLAUNDER - ChewLaurence Guy - WildlifeLittle Simz - 101 FMMen I Trust - NumbMolly Sarlé - HumanMUNYA - BenjaminNilüfer Yanya - ParadiseNoname - Song 32O Terno - Volta e MeiaPeggy Gou - Han Pan - Original MixPottery - Smooth OperatorPowder - GiftRico Nasty - Big Titties (feat. Baauer and EarthGang)Robag Wruhme - Nata Alma - Radio VersionRobag Wruhme - Venq TolepRoza Terenzi - BricksSharon Van Etten - You ShadowSofia Kourtesis - Trains & AirportsTame Impala - BorderlineThe Japanese House - Maybe You're the ReasonThe Marías - ...baby one more timeToro y Moi - FreelanceTRESOR - SondelaVampire Weekend - SympathyWet - Old Bone - Jim-E Stack RemixYumi Zouma - BruiseΣtella - Samba
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 30 May 2019 20:35 (four months ago) link
Charly Bliss - Young EnoughVircolac - MasqueThe Roves - All Those FreaksJudiciary - Surface NoiseYoung Scum - s/t
― o. nate, Friday, 31 May 2019 02:00 (four months ago) link
The new SAULT album is so good she’s quickly becoming my favorite artist of the year.
Listen to “let me go” it’s like northern soul with Jaki Liebezeit styled drums.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:53 (three months ago) link
― maura, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 02:46 (three months ago) link
Q2 Round Up: tracks (too many, I know)
Gazelle Twin - FOOLPepe Deluxé - The Surrealist Woman (Theme from Salvador Dali’s “Giraffes On Horseback Salad”)Superbravo - AnouckaLizzo feat. Missy Elliott - TempoLizzo feat. Gucci Mane - Exactly How I FeelTame Impala - BorderlineFaye Webster - Room TemperatureVon Spar feat. Laetitia Sadier - Extend the SongAnna of the North - Used To BeHot Chip - Hungry ChildSaint Etienne - Saturday BoyGIRLI - Friday Night Big ScreenJessica Hoop feat. Lucius - Shoulder ChargePeggy Gou - Han PanJ-E-T-S feat. Dawn Richard - PotionsJ-E-T-S feat. Tkay Maidza - Real TruthAlien Rain - Space RaceStormzy - Vossi BopMary J Blige feat. Nas - ThrivingTWICE - StrawberryCristina Quesada - EstorinhaAURORA - The RiverCom Truise - Ultrafiche of YouEllen Allien - EmpathyMr. Tophat feat. Lune - Dusk To DawnLafawndah - Ancestor BoyRosalía - Aute CutureJamila Woods feat. Saba - BASQUIATThe Mauskovic Dance Band - Alto in vacanzaArthur and Martha - Vallorian (Hong Kong in the 60s remix)Tashi Wada with Yoshi Wada and Friends - Fanfare (Julia Holder “Unearthly Bird” remix)Carly Rae Jepsen - Everything He Needsthe bird and the bee - PanamaRóisín Murphy - IncapableRonika - Loved UpLosoul - A Different WaveRaveena - Petalserpentwithfeet feat. Ty Dolla $ign - ReceiptsTrina feat. Nicki Minaj - BAPSDanity Kane - Neøn LightsShiina Ringo - 鶏と蛇と豚 (Gate of Living)Summer Uesaka - last sparkleDempagumi.inc -子♡丑♡寅♡卯♡辰♡巳♡POLYSICS - Kami-SabaMaps - Both Sides (Thematic Variation)
― Jeff W, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 21:24 (three months ago) link
My original 2019 Spotify playlist is getting rather big, so I've started a new one for the second half of the year:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/54BCn3MR9S44J8GtAg57xd?si=s8m_6jpsQUihN9CzcpyuPQ
― Jeff W, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 21:26 (three months ago) link
Q2 Round Up: LPs (*) and EPs/12"s (**)
*Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising*The Home Current - The Splendour of Change*Listening Center - Retrieving*Terror Jr. - Unfortunately, Terror Jr.*Vanishing Twin - The Age of Immunology*Holly Herndon - PROTO*DALHAM - Heat Death*Otoboke Beaver - Itekoma Hits*C Duncan - Health*Jonathan Sharp - Divided Time
**Alex Lumière - The Casio Stories**Red Velvet - ‘The ReVe Festival’ Day 1**Daphni - Sizzling**Art of the Memory Palace - Dusk at Trellick Tower**Aly & AJ - Sanctuary**Emily Burns - PDA**Akufen - My Blue House**Uffie - Tokyo Love Hotel** Isolée - Ginster**((( O ))) - ((( ~ )))
― Jeff W, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 21:37 (three months ago) link
All Hail the Silence - a duo of BT and Christian Burns that tries to emulate the moody synthpop of the 80's. for whatever reason this album is like 84 minutes long but it's still very good, they mostly nail it even though they really could've trimmed like every single track down
Neil Hamburger - Still Dwelling - this is a parody of those vanity covers albums that certain famous people made a long long time ago, where the musical backing is very professional but the lead singer is not. mostly covers of 60's tunes, somehow really fun to listen to
Underworld - Drift - my favorite stuff of the year so far. Volume 3 is my favorite so far but 4 may well top it
Dam-Funk - STFU II - not sure if this is considered an EP or an LP but it's pretty lush. not terribly different than anything else he does, but hey
― frogbs, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 21:57 (three months ago) link
this one track by jute gyte is absolutely transcendent imo, even by his standards - no longer metal, avant-classical, techno, ambient or anything else. a monumental breakthrough. ffo any weird music but reminds me of the last low album, albeit run through some devilish, hugely maximalist algorithm. might reach beyond his usual fanclub as it trades the usual screams and shredding for some sort of tuneful ultra-processed arrangement
― imago, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:57 (three months ago) link
Albums I've enjoyed so far this year (excluding metal, which I posted to the appropriate thread, and classical, which I'm not done catching up with yet). I have no idea why they happen to be primarily ambient:
Arild Andersen, Clive Bell & Mark Wastell - Tales of Hackney (ambient jazz)Billy Woods & Kenny Segal - Hiding Places (hip hop)The Caretaker - Everywhere, an Empty Bliss (ambient)The Caretaker - Everywhere at the End of Time 1-6 (ambient)The Chi Factory - The Mantra Recordings (tribal ambient)Emerld - Demonic Inspiration (dark ambient)Fennesz - Agora (ambient)Ifriqqiyya Électrique - Laylet el Booree (North African/industrial)Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky - Droneflower (dark folk)Maurice Louca - Elephantine (Arabic jazz)Michael Tanner with Alison Cotton and Lino Capra Vaccina - The Blackening (ambient)Michele Rabbia, Gianluca Petrella & Eivind Aarset - Lost River (ambient jazz)MSYLMA - Dhil-un Taht Shajarat Al-Zaqum (Arabic pop)Nivhek - After Its Own Death / Walking in a Spiral Towards the House (ambient)Non Violent Communication - Obserwacje (jazz)Robert Rich - Tactile Ground (ambient)Tanya Tagaq - Toothsayer (contemporary Inuit)Uboa - The Origin of My Depression (death industrial)Underworld - Drift: Episode 2, ‘Atom’ (electronic)Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising (art pop)
Forgive the lame subgenre tags, but they do come in handy.
― pomenitul, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 14:15 (three months ago) link
Pom have you heard ΛΗΤΩ by Dalot, it's another ambient album that has feels very much like a London album like Hackney Tales, but evoked more through field recordings and moody atmospherics on this one. It is pretty damn good!
― calzino, Sunday, 14 July 2019 08:54 (three months ago) link
Doesn't ring a bell, but I'll be sure to check it out. Thanks, calz!
― pomenitul, Sunday, 14 July 2019 09:12 (three months ago) link
I probably got the wrong idea it was a London themed album because of comments in a review + one track being titled London, it is more to do with childhood memories apparently - but it did evoke living in London to me for some mysterious reason.
― calzino, Sunday, 14 July 2019 09:32 (three months ago) link
London set alongside various Mediterranean cities is a good starting point for an ambient album.
― pomenitul, Sunday, 14 July 2019 09:37 (three months ago) link
Here's some of my Q2 albums of note listening list in no particular order, obviously not all 2019 releases but mostly:
Nicola Cruz - SikuOrchestre Abass - De Bassari TogoMatt Martians - The Last PartyHoagy Carmichael - Hoagy Sings CarmichaelBibio - RibbonsYour Old Droog - It Wasn't Even CloseEzra Collective - You Can't Steal My Joy (is this an uncool album to like? not hearing anyone discuss on any genre thread)Whodat/Viola Klein - Workshop 26 EPRodrigo y Gabriea - MettavolutionBeyonce - HomecomingDetroit Swindle - Rhythm Girl Swing EPFalty D - One for UTTURobert Hood - Master BuilderWu-Tang Can - Of Mics and MenKevin Gates - Most of his singles right now are greatGeorgia Anne Muldrow - VWETO IIRhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi - there is no OtherFloorplan - So Glad/I Feel Him MovingFreddie Gibbs - BandanaProject Pablo - Low Wings - All I Need/Eye Mask OnFrancis Bebey - Psychedelic SanzaRoza Terenzi - Let's RideGoran Bregovic - Le Temps Des Gitans and KuduzHoly Herndon - PROTOJamila Woods - LEGACY! LEGACY!Eric LeSage - Fauré: NocturnesAhmad Jamal - MacanudoBatu - False Reeds / MariusMort Garson - PlantasiaNick Drake - Five Leaves LeftLil Nas X - 7Philip Bailey - Love Will Find a WayPeggy Gou - DJ KicksDJ Python - DerretirseBig KRIT - KRIT IZ HEREAngie Stone - Full Circle
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:31 (three months ago) link
Laurel halo dj kicks*Ariana grande thank u next*N0v3l s/t*Yves jarvis same but by different means*Sneaks highway hypnosisSolange when i get homeKehlani while we waitBillie eilish when we all fall asleepDefault genders main pop girl*Alex hungtai August at akikos Vampire weekend father of the bride*Roza terenzi let’s rideInstitute readjusting the locksDam funk stfu iiHot chip bathtub full of ecstasy Klein zage womanhoodLIFTED 2*Bill Callahan shepherd in a sheepskin vest Prince originalsMind bath baby you can free your mindYu su roll with the punches
― flopson, Sunday, 14 July 2019 19:49 (three months ago) link
Terminal CheesecakeFat White FamilyTeeth of the SeaPinkish BlackDawn RichardRoyal TruxBudos BandThe Comet is ComingSpelllingSunwatchersMdou MoctarJabruSisso
― think the toledo mud hens but for twitter (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 15 July 2019 07:13 (three months ago) link
Massimo Colombo - Acoustic Weather (The Music of Weather Report)André Carvalho - The Garden of Earthly DelightsJamie Saft Quartet - Hidden CornersManja Ristić - The Black IsleJohn Luther Adams/Ludovic Morlot/Seattle symphony - Become DesertEllen Arkbro - Chords Johnathan Blake - TrionMatt Mitchell - Phalanx Ambassador Dalot - ΛΗΤΩJeff Williams - BloomJD Allen - Barracoon
― calzino, Monday, 15 July 2019 08:50 (three months ago) link
75 Dollar Bill's "I Was Real" - really hitting the spot right now
― sleeve, Monday, 15 July 2019 13:56 (three months ago) link
Crumb - JinxLas Nubes - SMVT
― eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Monday, 12 August 2019 03:57 (two months ago) link
New Jenny Hval song “High Alice” is really addictive. Have played it at least 5 times today.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 20:02 (two months ago) link
I've been compiling a spotify playlist of 2019 stuff, for anyone who needs a diversion:
― Tim F, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 06:49 (one month ago) link
so have i (it's not sequenced so i'd reverse-chron sort if you want to see the newest stuff)
― maura, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 13:39 (one month ago) link
Favourite classical releases so far this year:
Alinde Quartett - Lichtwechsel: Mendelssohn & PurcellAna Sokolović - Sirènes (ECM+, Véronique Lacroix, Ensemble vocal Queen of Puddings Music Theatre, Dáirine Ní Mheadhra)Anna Gourari - Elusive AffinityEdmund Finnis - The Air, Turning (M. Simpson, E.-Fl. Thom, B. Beilmn, V. Ólafsson, BMCG, R. Baker, Britten Sinfonia, A. Gourlay, London Contemporary Orchestra, R. Ames, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, I. Volkov)Emmanuel Nunes - Minnesang; Musivus (SWR Vokalensemble, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Emilio Pomàrico)Ernest Chausson - Poème de l’amour et de la mer; Symphonie (Véronique Gens, Orchestre National de Lille, Alexandre Bloch)Franz Liszt - Années de pèlerinage, troisième année & other late piano works (Cédric Tiberghien)Franz Schubert - Winterreise (Peter Mattei & Lars David Nilsson)Gabriel Fauré - Nocturnes (Eric Le Sage)György Kurtag - The Edge of Silence (Susan Narucki, Curtis Macomber, Kathryn Schulmeister, Nicholas Tolle, Donald Berman)György Kurtág - Scenes (Viktoriia Vitrenko, David Grimal, Luigi Gaggero, Niek de Groot)Hannah Lash - Filigree (JACK Quartet & Hannah Lash)Ioana Cristina Goicea & Andrey Gugnin - RecitalJean Sibelius - Symphony No. 1; En saga (Gothenburg Symphony, Santtu-Matias Rouvali)Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concertos (Isabelle Faust, et al.)Johannes Brahms - The Five Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Vol. 1 (Ulf Wallin & Roland Pöntinen)John Casken - The Dream of the Rood (The Hilliard Ensemble, Asko | Schönberg Ensemble, Clark Rundell)John Luther Adams - Become Desert (Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot)Luigi Nono - Prometeo (L. Rado, A. Caiello. K. Otczyk, S. Regazzo, M. Rencinai, Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma, Ensemble Prometeo, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, M. Angius)Maja S. K. Ratkje - SultMarie Ythier - Une rencontre. Schumann, MurailMark Andre - hij (WDR Sinfonieorchester, M. Chiacchiarini, SWR Vokalensemble, Marcus Creed, SWR Experimentalstudio)Mieczysław Weinberg - String Quartets Nos. 11, 12 & 13 (Silesian String Quartet)Morton Feldman - For Bunita Marcus (Aki Takahashi)Per Nørgård - Whirl’s World (Ensemble MidtVest)Reto Bieri & meta4 - Quasi moriendo: Brahms, Pesson, SciarrinoRiot Ensemble - Speak, Be SilentRobert Schumann - Faschingsschwank aus Wien; Grande Sonate (No. 3); Drei Fantasiestücke; Gesänge der Frühe (Jean-Efflam Bavouzet)Robert Schumann - Liederkreis; Kernerlieder (Matthias Goerne & Leif Ove Andsnes)Ryan Carter - Chamber Works (Fr. Dillon, E. Torquati, K. Kirchoff, Calder Quartet, JACK Quartet, Yarn/Wire)Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Trios (Trio Wanderer)Søren Nils Eichberg - Scherben (Emil Gryesten, Ensemble Hærværk, Søren Nils Eichberg)Stefan Prins - Augmented (Y. Deutsch, S. Ginsburgh, Nadar Ensemble, Klangforum Wien, B. Wiegers, S. Prins)Stenhammar Quartet - Debussy, Tailleferre & RavelTamara Stefanovich - InfluencesToshio Hosokawa - gardens (Mario Caroli, Ukho Ensemble Kiyv, Luigi Gaggero)Tristan Murail - Portulan (Ensemble Cairn, Guillaume Bourgogne)
― pomenitul, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:29 (one month ago) link
one of my favorite new bands, sault, already has a second record out
― maura, Friday, 27 September 2019 15:28 (three weeks ago) link
How are SAULT so good? They’re like Stereolab for me in that their sound is a collection of influences that win me over as soon as I hit play.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 27 September 2019 15:41 (three weeks ago) link
And both their albums from this year are amongst my favorite things I’ve listened in 2019. I can’t even remember when was the last time that this happened.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 27 September 2019 15:43 (three weeks ago) link
Uh oh, sounds like I gotta check em out
― Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 27 September 2019 15:45 (three weeks ago) link
Hahaha the comparison to Stereolab is not really about how they sound. It’s more about how they synthesize and compile music genres I love into their own style.
I guess both Sault and Stereolab have a krautrock and funk influence but that’s as far as it goes. Where Stereolab is more post-punk and lounge, Sault is more northern soul and afrobeat.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 27 September 2019 16:14 (three weeks ago) link
i get an ESG/Konk vibe too
― maura, Friday, 27 September 2019 16:49 (three weeks ago) link
The people behind this are still largely a mystery afaik but the drummer and bass player are definitely experienced. Both records are filled with some great grooves.
And yeah, I also think ESG is definitely an influence! on another ilm thread I wrote on 5:
“Ticks too many boxes of things I love: ESG-styled basslines + Jaki Liebezeit-styled drums + Northern Soul-styled vocal + afrobeat-styled guitars”
I find 7 has a more “pop” sound that 5. There’s a couple of songs in there that remind me of Mark Ronson of all people, particularly to his “Version” album. I suppose that sounds terribly off-putting to several people here on ILM so I’d recommend to try 5 first.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 27 September 2019 17:27 (three weeks ago) link
Both these albums are great, thanks for the tip.
― change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 28 September 2019 15:42 (three weeks ago) link
eva-maria houben - ensemble works ... there are some lengthy samples on the release page (link)
― braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Saturday, 28 September 2019 21:32 (three weeks ago) link
Thanks, maura and moka. I am now squarely in the Sault Rules!! camp.
― Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 September 2019 03:01 (three weeks ago) link
Good stuff, definitely strong ESG vibes
― Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 29 September 2019 03:21 (three weeks ago) link
I've been compiling a spotify playlist of 2019 stuff, for anyone who needs a diversion:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7piThg4uzbC7JcWZhpvmBO?si=J5HCsL0AQ_uTMrLCWaOjwA&fbclid=IwAR2FkHk1DDzMV8PmK_be_D4la3A1uonbkzNgUbp6LdVCltRydg1mdHwEYMI🕸
― lefal junglist platton (wtev), Sunday, 29 September 2019 06:37 (three weeks ago) link
Idk how to feel about Velvet Negroni. I like the name and the album artwork but the actual music is so-so.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 29 September 2019 06:58 (three weeks ago) link
Add me to the growing Sault Army
― the cretin hits the cast (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 29 September 2019 22:06 (three weeks ago) link
xxpost thanks wtev! I need to update it - I've heard so much good stuff already since then.
xpost - I'm kind of the opposite with velvet negroni: the entire presentation seems like something i wouldn't go for but the music really works for me.
― Tim F, Sunday, 29 September 2019 23:06 (three weeks ago) link
The new David Grubbs album is quite pleasing to listen to.https://www.discogs.com/David-Grubbs-Creep-Mission/master/1242738
― braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 30 September 2019 02:57 (three weeks ago) link
Xpost: Ok I’ll give it another try.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 30 September 2019 03:18 (three weeks ago) link
'Barricades' + 'Lettres et Replis' are both quite good. elsewhere (label) is curated/produced by Yuko Zama
― braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 30 September 2019 03:37 (three weeks ago) link
Gave Velvet Negroni another chance but it’s not connecting with me. There’s plenty of sounds in there which I like but as a whole package it’s not working for me, it’s just not my aesthetic at all, for every moment inside the song that fascinates me there’s two that I find boring... the length of the songs is fairly standard but it feels like they’re much longer.. speaking of, I’m also in the minority that doesn’t connect with Frank Ocean’s Blond and that’s the record it reminds me the most.
That said, I like “Feel Let”, imho it’s the one with the most interesting sounds.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 30 September 2019 05:05 (three weeks ago) link
"Feel Let" is my favourite.
― Tim F, Monday, 30 September 2019 05:14 (three weeks ago) link
Two great albums from South Africa that deserve a wider audience on ILM:Singer Samthing Soweto just released his first solo album (titled Isphithiphithi) since making his name two years ago with his feature on Sun-El Musician’s gorgeous “Akanamali” (a/k/a The Singles Jukebox’s highest rated song of 2017 and the #6 in ILM’s 2017 EOY Top Tracks).It features a beautiful mix of South African soul tracks and smooth amapiano house jams.For the former, try “Umuhle Uyasabeka” or “Omama Bomthandazo”, for the later “Akulaleki”.Speaking of amapiano, the jazzy-or-is-it house sound ruling the clubs and charts of SA that owes a surprising lot to Larry Heard:For an album of back-to-back smooth jams and bangers in that vein, may I recommend Scorpion Kings (nominally an EP) by DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small, who were also involved in the Samthing album. Try “Amantombazane” (with Samthing), “Vula Vala” or “We’Mama”.
― breastcrawl, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 08:38 (two weeks ago) link
(And if you’re feeling this stuff, there’s plenty more goodness to be found on this thread: THE HOUSE OF SUN-EL: Sun-El Musician, Simmy, Mlindo The Vocalist, and other related artists)
― breastcrawl, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 08:39 (two weeks ago) link
Q3 roundup. Tracks.
Far too many again (sorry, not sorry).
Jesca Hoop - Death RowFloating Points - CoorabellSunray - Music for the Dreamachine Phase II (Sonic Boom Mix) Tokyo Elvis - Pixels of SoundMahalia feat. Burna Boy - SimmercupcakKe - WhoregasmAnna Wise - NerveAnna Wise feat. Little Simz - AbracadabraAnna Wise - What’s Up With You?Marcos Valle - Aviso aos navigantesToddla T & Chip - Yardthe bird and the bee - JumpBusy Signal - BalloonDempagumi.inc - 生でんぱDaphne & Celeste - Sunny Day (Japanese)PVRIS - Death of MeShura - The StageAriana Grande with Social House - boyfriendFour Tet - DreamerBROCKHAMPTON - If You Pray RightApparat - OUTLIERMichael Donnelly - Mole Man (Pye Corner Audio remix)Joanna Wang - 我只在乎你 (I Only Care About You)Rosalía feat. Ozuna - Yo x Ti, Yu x MiMiranda Lambert - BluebirdMura Masa with Clairo - I Don’t Think I Can Do This AgainAlice Hubble - Ruby FallsBernard Grancher feat. Laetitia Sadier - L’immodéré bien-être de l’imbécile (Gabe Knox remix)The Emperor Machine - Function (Extended version / Version 54)Taylor Swift - LoverLana Del Rey - Looking For AmericaOcto Octa - Imminent Spirit ArrivalSean O’Hagan with Cathal Coughlan - Candy Clock Karen Gwyer - Cherries on ShouldersSound of Ceres - Fire LilyRubin Steiner - FeteMUNA - It’s Gonna Be Okay, BabyZoë Blade - Dead Moth / Moth CelebrationWill Burns & Hannah Peel - Moth BookKim Gordon - Sketch Artistslowthai feat. Mura Masa - Doorman((( O ))) - Je Suis InfiniTove Lo feat. Kylie Minogue - Really don’t like uCarla dal Forno - No TraceLena Raine - Fear of the UnknownBrandy - Freedom RingsBattles feat. Xenia Rubinos - A Loop So Nice…/They Played It TwiceLa Féline - Visions de dieu
― Jeff W, Sunday, 6 October 2019 16:18 (two weeks ago) link
LPsLana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!Vic Mars - Inner Roads and Outer PathsLittle Simz - GREY AreaThe Home Current - The ArdennesShura - forevherWojciech Golczewski - The Priests of HiroshimaTokyo Elvis - W.I.N.S.Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 - Joia!Justin Hopper & Sharron Kraus with Belbury Poly - Chanctonbury RingsVarious Artists - The Moon and Back: One small step for global pop
EPs/Mini LPsAdderall Canyonly - The Unburdened PresentCarolina Eyck - Elephant in GreenTomorrow Syndicate - Citizen InputLena Raine - Chicory: An Afternoon in LuncheonRed Velvet - ‘The ReVe Festival’ Day 2Red Velvet - ‘The ReVe Festival’ Day 1Daphni - SizzlingCidergirl - CloverMiley Cyrus - She Is ComingTomaga - Extended Play 1
― Jeff W, Sunday, 6 October 2019 16:26 (two weeks ago) link
Ooh, didn't know about that new Belbury Poly
― Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 6 October 2019 16:32 (two weeks ago) link
updated top 10:
Terminal CheesecakeFly Pan AmThurston MooreFat White FamilyCosmic DeadSunwatchersSault (7)De LoriansLastrykoTeeth of the Sea
― the cretin hits the cast (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 12 October 2019 12:36 (one week ago) link
― the cretin hits the cast (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 12 October 2019 12:37 (one week ago) link
(just to make it 11)
I heard this track last night on a New Orleans radio station that I listen to a lot and it prompted an immediate Shazam. GREAT tune, like a funkier Crowded House channelling F. Scott Fitzgerald. (But in a good way.) Can't find much about the guy, I guess he's from Bolton and is legally deaf. Not sure he even has an album out.
― a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Monday, 14 October 2019 13:32 (one week ago) link
Oops messed up the link.
― a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Monday, 14 October 2019 13:34 (one week ago) link
Sheesh, one more time.
― a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Monday, 14 October 2019 13:35 (one week ago) link
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 14 October 2019 18:00 (one week ago) link