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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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten months ago) link

That Stern album sounds great in places.

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

thanks!

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

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

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

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

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

SLUSHWAVE FOR AUSTRALIA

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

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

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

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

It's very Digital Hardcore!

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

This rules :D

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Another vote for Massicot, very weird & cool!

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

^^^

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

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

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

I never in a million zillion years thought I’d EVER listen to Tom Waits by choice but here I am getting really into heart of Saturday night. Wtf.

brimstead, Friday, 21 August 2020 19:43 (three months ago) link

i have always liked Tom Waits

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 19:43 (three months ago) link

listened to Rain Dogs in full for the first time in decades a week or two back, good times

sleeve, Friday, 21 August 2020 19:48 (three months ago) link

sleeve -- who was that british guitar dude that did that home concert a month or so ago? fish something or other?

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 19:50 (three months ago) link

Is this Grateful Dead? Why does everyone call them The Dead?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 21 August 2020 19:52 (three months ago) link

great question Robert Adam Gilmour, can i call you Bob?

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 21 August 2020 19:57 (three months ago) link

I have no problem with people who are into the Dead. Just don't try to convince me, it's been done too many times.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 21 August 2020 19:59 (three months ago) link

xp lol

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 19:59 (three months ago) link

xps Pat Fish a.k.a. The Jazz Butcher!!

sleeve, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:01 (three months ago) link

yes!! I remember something related to Jazz -- that was quite nice!

meanwhile I kinda just want to listen to TFUL282 I Hope It Lands on repeat -- why? idk

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:03 (three months ago) link

that is the best TFUL282 album

went through that Stan Brakhage series 10 years ago, it comes to mind at the oddest moments, every episode is good

been ransacking everything at this website: http://theatticmag.com/features/2337/'this-is-not-intentionally-music'.-a-cedrik-fermont-interview.html

found website through googling Svitlana Nianio

Milton Parker, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:11 (three months ago) link

& sarahell, you see this?

https://pleasekillme.com/pink-section-inflatable-boy-clams/

Milton Parker, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:12 (three months ago) link

I keep thinking it must be a different band and it seems like an affectionate name only big fans would use.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:13 (three months ago) link

Is this Grateful Dead? Why does everyone call them The Dead?

― Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, August 21, 2020 12:52 PM (nineteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

sorry, i mistyped, meant The Gay Dad

brimstead, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:14 (three months ago) link

milty -- i got the reissues of those back when my band was a duo -- so 2014? 2015? ... Inflatable Boy Clams was a fave of my bandmate, whose ex-gf is, I think, dating that one guy from the 19th century bullshit band

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:17 (three months ago) link

Whenever I try giving the Dead another chance I end up listening to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s ‘East-West’ for the 23806th time.

pomenitul, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:22 (three months ago) link

oh, that reissue came out before "flyergate" -- I think I stopped buying Superior V1aduct releases after flyergate ... geez, it seems surreal to think about the innocent times of flyergate compared to the election, G.S., ... now ...

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:26 (three months ago) link

xxxp lol

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 21 August 2020 20:28 (three months ago) link

Dadheads

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:28 (three months ago) link

anyway -- the way she sings "horrible mistake" on that song ... sigh, the best.

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:31 (three months ago) link

Oh mom, get back to me, bring me some snacks
What I want to do in Marin is to relax
Oh yeah I dig Marin, the views... are good
And everything is bettering me, I mean I feel, yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah

Milton Parker, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:50 (three months ago) link

God, I love Inflatable Boy Clams.

emil.y, Friday, 21 August 2020 21:24 (three months ago) link

Same here. I remember playing them for a date once and he was so obsessed with I'm Sorry that we listened to it a few times while getting ridiculously baked. We set the fire alarm off lol

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 21 August 2020 23:12 (three months ago) link

Sarahell will know this person, too, which helps make the story funnier for the two of us.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 21 August 2020 23:13 (three months ago) link

omg who?!!!!!

table is the table was at the first gig my band played!

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 23:26 (three months ago) link

the way she sings "horrible mistake" on that song ... sigh, the best.

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

sleeve, Friday, 21 August 2020 23:49 (three months ago) link

best fucking band

sleeve, Friday, 21 August 2020 23:50 (three months ago) link

at the 2004 reunion show in PDX this dude got up on stage, went around, and hugged each member individually. random fan otm.

sleeve, Friday, 21 August 2020 23:50 (three months ago) link

(I got tons of love for IBC as well, but y'know there's only like 5 songs or w/e)

sleeve, Friday, 21 August 2020 23:51 (three months ago) link

Sarahell, he's in the Y0ung3r Lover5

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Saturday, 22 August 2020 00:41 (three months ago) link

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

sarahell, Saturday, 22 August 2020 03:25 (three months ago) link

some of you might like this album rolling punk 2020
― flopson, Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:47 AM (six days ago)

I came here to post the home blitz. It's great.

billstevejim, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 19:09 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

Latecomer to the new Cucina Povers album here. Gonna have to go back and relisten to her previous but this seems like a big leap forwards? Definitely pushing my buttons more than the one before (which I still really liked!) . I don't even really know what's going on but getting strong 'ancient music of a place that's never existed' feels. Multitracked vocals and some sparse synth that's played exactly the way our alien forebears intended, can't even think what else sounds like it really

kites aren't fun (NickB), Tuesday, 27 October 2020 15:23 (four weeks ago) link

I guess the glory days of Fonal Records are the neatest point of comparison? Islaja and stuff like that

kites aren't fun (NickB), Tuesday, 27 October 2020 15:29 (four weeks ago) link

(perks up ears)

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Tuesday, 27 October 2020 16:33 (four weeks ago) link

Just noticed the dumb auto correct in my post - it's Cucina Povera obv

kites aren't fun (NickB), Tuesday, 27 October 2020 16:39 (four weeks ago) link

Just listened to the first few tracks and my it is gorgeous.

emil.y, Tuesday, 27 October 2020 17:18 (four weeks ago) link

I guess 'weird music' fans might be into the Deathbomb Arc showcase? I didn't manage to follow along on the night but it's archived. Features a certain Soft Pink Dude, among many others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnp7XRXOWqw&

emil.y, Tuesday, 27 October 2020 17:19 (four weeks ago) link

loving the Cucina Povera, thanks. I feel like someone else here tipped me to her recently?

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Tuesday, 27 October 2020 18:33 (four weeks ago) link

Paolo linked to one of her songs on this very thread a few months back

kites aren't fun (NickB), Tuesday, 27 October 2020 18:59 (four weeks ago) link

Thanks for posting that video btw emily! I'm kind of out of touch with things so the only other thing I know from that is TALsounds.

kites aren't fun (NickB), Tuesday, 27 October 2020 19:49 (four weeks ago) link

yeh this cucina povera is a really beautiful ep

nxd, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 09:30 (four weeks ago) link

new eric copeland from a few weeks ago
https://ericcopeland.bandcamp.com/album/dumb-it-down

billstevejim, Friday, 6 November 2020 19:15 (two weeks ago) link

Constantly trying to resist turning this thread into "Emil.y's Radio Show Promotion Thread" but we've got some guests in for the second half of this month playing rad Ex-Yu/Slavic tunes, I'm dead excited about it: https://www.mixcloud.com/citybeatradio/cryptophasia-013/

emil.y, Thursday, 19 November 2020 18:11 (six days ago) link

kind of enjoying that eric copeland

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Thursday, 19 November 2020 20:03 (six days ago) link

This Cryptophasia mix is really great thanks. It's so hard to stay on top of weird music - or it is for me at least. Once I became aware of the berserk, sublime dimensionality this substrata of music has expanded to create (and I only feel that way in the most fleeting of glimpses, despite my luck that it's become one of the main planks of my 9-5) I found it disorientating. I feel like the opinion I encountered a lot when I was first a very green, ignorant music writer 17 yrs ago - that we no longer need any kind of interface between us and the music, that all we needed was internet access and our ears - has never been further from the truth. I don't need a return of imperious gatekeepers for sure, but nothing dissolves my critical, aesthetic and emotional faculties like a day spent listening to 14 new tapes, five new streams, and two new LPs, where I have little or no idea of what the provenance is. I need some damn help with my listening. I think one of my new year's resolutions will definitely be to carve out more time to spend listening to shows like this and checking out the shows on Neon Hospice etc. Like, whether this is an obvious thing to say or not, there's surely never been a more important time for rhizomatic connectivity between all points in whatever constitutes the underground.

Doran, Friday, 20 November 2020 09:18 (five days ago) link

fully agree. i started this thread recently Keeping Up With Music to attempt to convey the sheer weight of the task upon the serious avant-garde universalist right now. a RYM account alone isn't quite enough; we need guidance, means of 'rhizomatic connectivity' that still does not limit (which is the risk) but which suggests outward paths and lines of deeper inquiry

imago, Friday, 20 November 2020 10:35 (five days ago) link

Hear, hear. Especially in this day and age where it's becoming harder and harder to pass by the self-implied and money-driven gatekeeper that is The Algorithm and Curated Playli$t$. Which suggest only inward paths to swallow you for their personal gain, instead of the outwards paths lj succinctly described. 'We need guidance' is otm.

Emily and Dan's show truly is on the right side here and one to keep a keen eye on!

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 20 November 2020 11:21 (five days ago) link

Ah, thank you!

I definitely get overwhelmed with the amount of music that's out there - I also have some issues that mean I simply can't concentrate on music for as long as I used to/other nerds may do, so I need navigation tools more than ever. Some of that is from relatively traditional modes of journalism, some from here, but I've always found the best way of finding stuff is through actually being involved in music making and "scenes". I don't really mean scenes like cliques, though there is always the risk of that, but if you know people who make stuff then they know other people who make stuff, and you get to know the interconnected underground networks and can follow trails to all sorts of places, rather than getting stuck in a cliquey cul-de-sac. I think the two biggest problems with this, though, are accessibility (not just disability accessibility, but location, age, internet access, a massive pandemic, loads of things), and also that as I've aged my networks have too, and that means that I can completely miss new exciting stuff, because I'm no longer on the same trails as the people who are coming up.

I've spent ages typing this out and now I no longer know if it makes any sense, but oh well, I'm gonna hit send anyway.

emil.y, Friday, 20 November 2020 17:35 (five days ago) link

thanks for the new dn

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 20 November 2020 21:42 (five days ago) link


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