Rolling weird music 2020

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Formerly known as herky-jerky, time travel, experimental etc etc

Charlie Looker of Extra Life and such has just tweeted about this, by Stern, an old friend of his. It is weird, and really good. File under lo-fi underwater prog:

https://sterntheband.bandcamp.com/album/sunder-hawk

imago, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 20:51 (four months ago) link

my new band is going to be called Toby Driver Used To Be In My Band

revenge of the jawn (rushomancy), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:24 (four months ago) link

Martillero, from my favourite 2019 album

https://solteronasenescabeche.bandcamp.com/album/lenguaje-y-comunicaci-n

boladederribo, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 05:14 (four months ago) link

'Weird music' works for me, feel like herky-jerky and experimental are both too specific, and while time travel worked for a while the last thread was too much orange milk and not enough other stuff. My tip for this year is to keep an eye out for BodyVice, Natalie Sharp's newish project.

emil.y, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 21:47 (four months ago) link

That Stern album sounds great in places.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 18 January 2020 13:53 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Quietus head honcho releases album of spoken word & electronics: https://teslatapes.bandcamp.com/album/self-help-grand-hotel-ibis -> sounds pretty good in a Shadow Ring/Call Back the Giants way.

emil.y, Friday, 7 February 2020 16:34 (three months ago) link

Haha, it has gained sentience and begun to communicate in song!

TOO LOW, the Curator (imago), Friday, 7 February 2020 16:37 (three months ago) link

I don't know if it's a bit self-absorbed to do this, but I think time travellers might enjoy the stuff I play on my radio show, so here's a link. There's four so far and we do it monthly, and I talk a lot of cringey rubbish in between songs so you can laugh at me.

emil.y, Friday, 7 February 2020 16:46 (three months ago) link

thanks!

let's talk about gecs baby (sleeve), Friday, 7 February 2020 16:50 (three months ago) link

Very curious to hear both D0ran's venture and your show!

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 7 February 2020 16:52 (three months ago) link

will definitely be tuning in to your occult frequencies emil.y!

ymo sumac (NickB), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:21 (three months ago) link

from last year but painted faces “tales from the skinny apartment” fits the bill, utterly stoned demented murk

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:54 (three months ago) link

This is pretty rad

https://maternalvoice.bandcamp.com/album/in-threes

are you a fan of i.die music (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 8 February 2020 02:11 (three months ago) link

SLUSHWAVE FOR AUSTRALIA

http://globalpattern.bandcamp.com/album/slushwave-for-australia

calstars, Saturday, 8 February 2020 02:19 (three months ago) link

I don't know if it's a bit self-absorbed to do this, but I think time travellers might enjoy the stuff I play on my radio show, so here's a link. There's four so far and we do it monthly, and I talk a lot of cringey rubbish in between songs so you can laugh at me.

― emil.y

i don't think it's self-absorbed, the word i'd use is "cool", thanks!

you know my name, look up the number of the beast (rushomancy), Saturday, 8 February 2020 02:56 (three months ago) link

took 12 minutes until it hit something where i was like "oh! i know this!" (was that omar khorshid? idk). but everything so far is awesome.

you know my name, look up the number of the beast (rushomancy), Saturday, 8 February 2020 03:08 (three months ago) link

Awww, thank you so much - it means a lot!

emil.y, Sunday, 9 February 2020 02:29 (three months ago) link

Stabscotch are back, and they are sounding incredible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w356crY7q8Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k7gAMuGzlQ

imago, Saturday, 15 February 2020 17:36 (three months ago) link

The Last Alchemist will take some beating as SOTY and that's after one listen

imago, Saturday, 15 February 2020 17:38 (three months ago) link

https://stabscotch.bandcamp.com/album/twilight-dawn

Album/double EP/'gemini release' announced. Gonna be huge

imago, Monday, 24 February 2020 18:20 (three months ago) link

Lol at the Schlippenbach reference on the review of the first album posted. So many laughters out loud

sarahell, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 08:39 (three months ago) link

🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️ NEW MACHINE GIRL 🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️

https://machinegirl.bandcamp.com/album/u-void-synthesizer

on the first track this is insane amazing

imago, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 13:11 (three months ago) link

I give it 5 bags of popcorn and I'll throw in 10,000 gecs <3

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 14:02 (three months ago) link

It's very Digital Hardcore!

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 14:05 (three months ago) link

This rules :D

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 14:12 (three months ago) link

to think of the saps paying Grimes so much mind and ignoring this, the real 90s-reloaded cybercore

imago, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 14:38 (three months ago) link

this is insane:

I’m selling my records. Like, all of em. I’m having an open house (date TBA). Not exactly invite only but I won’t be publishing my address. If you’re interested in what I have, check out this spreadsheet (broken down by genre) and DM me for more info. https://t.co/9LW1dyfDBP

— Anti-Gravity Bunny (@justinsnow) February 27, 2020

alpine static, Friday, 28 February 2020 19:14 (three months ago) link

sounds like something isn't great w/ him or his family, so i'm not trying to make light of that. just saying ... selling all those records is like whoa

alpine static, Friday, 28 February 2020 19:15 (three months ago) link

I remember when that ^^ dude's iPod broke and he crowdfunded getting a new one. Hope he's doing OK.

This came out last year but only just come across it: Kutiman, an Israeli musician making stuff that could have come out in the early 80s. Sounds like Craig Leon or some of Richard Pinhas' stuff. It's good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2WJ3gq1hh8

Ngolo Cantwell (Chinaski), Sunday, 1 March 2020 20:23 (three months ago) link

https://infiniteleisure420.bandcamp.com/track/--130

ncxkd, Sunday, 1 March 2020 20:59 (three months ago) link

i love me some kutiman, he's going interesting directions

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 1 March 2020 23:30 (three months ago) link

to think of the saps paying Grimes so much mind and ignoring this, the real 90s-reloaded cybercore

🙄

Murdered-Out Highlander XLE (morrisp), Monday, 2 March 2020 06:04 (three months ago) link

Bit of a vested interest as they're now labelmates, but honestly if you're not listening to Massicot's new one you're missing out: https://massicot.bandcamp.com/album/kratt

emil.y, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 16:14 (three months ago) link

They self-describe as "tropical kraut punk", which I reckon is fairly accurate. FFO The Ex?

emil.y, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 16:16 (three months ago) link

Will check! SoL coming soon too yes?

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 16:38 (three months ago) link

Yes! It's out March 13th, so soon now after such a long wait, eep.

emil.y, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 16:41 (three months ago) link

Excellent! ILM launch party to come haha

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 16:48 (three months ago) link

Enjoying the Massicot album, thanks Emily! Tropical kraut punk is otm. It's fun!

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 10:02 (three months ago) link

not sure if this is the thread for this but i liked Nist-Nah by Will Guthrie:
https://willguthrie.bandcamp.com/album/nist-nah

various sparse metal (the material not the genre) percussion

idgaf (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 18:01 (two months ago) link

If search is to be believed, the only other time Delphine Dora has been mentioned on ILM is in the 2018 time travel thread. So, here you go. I like this.
https://wearethreefour.bandcamp.com/album/linattingible

Jeff W, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 19:31 (two months ago) link

I put a gig on featuring Delphine and Sophie Cooper in a tiny space above a pub. Delphine was magnificent but only 8 people showed up. We didn't put many more gigs on.

I'd kind of forgotten about her, tbh. Will check this out, cheers.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 20:21 (two months ago) link

SoL sounding great, super stuff emil.y et al!

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Saturday, 14 March 2020 14:11 (two months ago) link

Thanks imago, was really hoping you and tt would like it!

emil.y, Saturday, 14 March 2020 16:39 (two months ago) link

Another vote for Massicot, very weird & cool!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 14 March 2020 21:31 (two months ago) link

The new Slum of Legs album kills, emil.y! Omg I love it. Such densely layered weirdo post-punk! The synth and string arrangements are wonderful. I hope we get to see you perform someday, post-apocalypse.

tangenttangent, Sunday, 15 March 2020 12:19 (two months ago) link

^^^

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Sunday, 15 March 2020 13:02 (two months ago) link

Was thinking about doing a thread for that but didn't want to cause any awkwardness but yes - tremendous job e!

ymo sumac (NickB), Sunday, 15 March 2020 13:16 (two months ago) link

I'm honestly blown away by everyone being so nice about it, makes me all warm and fuzzy, thank you guys.

emil.y, Sunday, 15 March 2020 15:13 (two months ago) link

we've had very limited interactions on here if any but this is awesome.

gman59, Sunday, 15 March 2020 17:13 (two months ago) link

I'm sure it's due to the name but it does remind me a bit of King Of The Slums who were a Manchester band from the late 80s who had a rumbling Fall-ish sound but with a fiddle player, and they were fab and I've missed them for a long time. Anyway the first track on the SoL album is fucking stunning and I love it

ymo sumac (NickB), Sunday, 15 March 2020 17:23 (two months ago) link

rap thread hasn't claimed Zebra Katz yet, can we

new album is fire

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Friday, 27 March 2020 22:48 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

New Patricia Taxxon sounding lovely!

https://patriciataxxon.bandcamp.com/album/rainbow-road

What does track 3, Soaring, remind you of? :)

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2020 19:08 (one month ago) link

New Emma Phyzema on Bandcamp (mixed by Bob Drake), just had a quick listen, sounds good, I detect a bit of a Dannielle Dax influence.

https://emmephyzema.bandcamp.com/album/chronic-bronchitis

Maresn3st, Monday, 13 April 2020 13:40 (one month ago) link

not to take this back to too much orange milk but this is cool:

https://orangemilkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/diagnostics

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Tuesday, 14 April 2020 17:48 (one month ago) link

http://hausumountain.bandcamp.com/album/coriolis

Interesting sounds...warm and disjointed

ncxkd, Saturday, 18 April 2020 19:11 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

imago and tangent: this seemed like something you might dig
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghpn99s8I-U
lifted from the k-pop thread

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 11 May 2020 16:45 (three weeks ago) link

Radio show #7 up on mixcloud, we got some old weird and some new weird for you all: https://www.mixcloud.com/citybeatradio/cryptophasia-007/

emil.y, Friday, 22 May 2020 15:03 (two weeks ago) link

https://sidechains.bandcamp.com/track/1-800

devvvine, Friday, 22 May 2020 15:51 (two weeks ago) link

reminds me of the old slapp happy song "i got evil"

and of course a little DOOM

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 22 May 2020 16:26 (two weeks ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYP-MscXgAAaNFG?format=png&name=small

Perhaps the most astonishing, seductive and compelling of Partch's works, Delusion stands as the Choral Symphony or Ring Cycle do to other composers: a culminating testament to a lifetime of "doing your own thing."

Like composer Conlon Nancarrow, Partch had to wait until late in life for his radical contributions to the arts to receive wide attention. With the 1969 production of Delusion he was "discovered", idolized, and gurufied, as a 43-tone-to-the-octave, ex-hobo, eccentric, maverick, iconoclastic instrument-builder, and a "philosophic music-man seduced into carpentry." Hippy hyperbole notwithstanding, Partch was a genuine far-out radical whose time has come. Again. "Sounds like this have rarely been heard before, at least not on this planet." Delusion of the Fury is a 72' totally-integrated, corporeal, microtonal, elemental work of ritual theater, incorporating almost all of Partch's hand-built orchestra of sculptural instruments. Using mime, dance, music, vocalizations, lighting, and costume, Partch presents two tales concerning reconciliation of life and death, one after a Japanese Noh drama, the other after an Ethiopian folk tale.
streaming:
http://ubu.com/film/partch_delusion.html

dow, Friday, 22 May 2020 19:09 (two weeks ago) link

Oooooh.

emil.y, Friday, 22 May 2020 19:18 (two weeks ago) link

nice

sleeve, Friday, 22 May 2020 19:30 (two weeks ago) link

i got to see a full live production of Delusion of the Fury some year ago; it was a singular weird experience and i sorta doubt I'll ever hear a Partch orchestra in concert again
https://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/06/arts/music/06part.html

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 23 May 2020 04:10 (one week ago) link


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