‘hula’ is one of my fav songs of the year so far. whole ep is good too
― flopson, Monday, 6 April 2020 03:08 (one year ago) link
New EP is incredible, really soothing sophistipop that's been a great calm over the past few weeks.
Also "Blue Pedro" is just the best
― boxedjoy, Monday, 6 April 2020 06:49 (one year ago) link
big fan of the stuff he's done with laura groves - 'freedom of the floor' by nautic, laura's solo records
― ymo sumac (NickB), Monday, 6 April 2020 08:22 (one year ago) link
Loving the new EP. Had no idea Nautic was him & Laura Groves
― groovypanda, Monday, 6 April 2020 08:35 (one year ago) link
That "Only Over You" Fleetwood Mac cover Nautic did for the Deek covers comp was amazing, IMO
― Cysteine Chapo (Craig D.), Monday, 6 April 2020 16:53 (one year ago) link
Hula is great but “We had a good time” is the highlight for me. Love those drums.
I don’t know if it’s been discussed in other threads but his covers are worth listening to and the “pop not slop” ongoing list in which he invites guests and himself to post what they consider perfect pop songs:
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 6 April 2020 17:44 (one year ago) link
Can we rename this thread to bullion / westerman? At this point, Bullion's involvement and influence is such that it could almost be considered a duo.
Anyways, there's not a Westerman thread, and I don't think there would be much participation so I wont be making one, but ILM is seriously missing out on him. The Mark Hollis / Talk Talk vibe seems like it was designed to be loved around here.
New album out, if you haven't checked him out please do so. At the very least check Confirmation and Blue Comanche.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 5 June 2020 16:16 (ten months ago) link
confirmation is an excellent song, looking forward to checking out the alb later today
― voodoo chili, Friday, 5 June 2020 16:42 (ten months ago) link
the pop-not-slop posts from Deek every day are always a delight
― boxedjoy, Friday, 5 June 2020 22:21 (ten months ago) link
this Westerman album is dreamy, perfect music for a Sunday morning
― boxedjoy, Sunday, 7 June 2020 10:11 (ten months ago) link
yeah it's a consistent vibe, very tasteful. i think the pre-release tracks are still my favorites (blue comanche, the line, confirmation), along with the gorgeous two ending tracks (title track and float over).
― ACAB for cutie (voodoo chili), Monday, 8 June 2020 16:55 (ten months ago) link
love the westerman album, probably deserves its own thread. similar sophisti vibes to last year's nilufer yanya album, just without the distortion
― ufo, Friday, 12 June 2020 12:15 (ten months ago) link
Yeah, this is my first Westerman, but it's good! I'm getting more These New Puritans vibes than Hollis/TT. And I can't help but think of Arthur Russell at times, his voice sounds quite like it (like on Blue Comanche). I'm def going to check his previous albums as well.
― Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 12 June 2020 14:06 (ten months ago) link
I'd also recommend the covers albums that DEEK Recordings put out every so often - 4 Down, Covered In Gloria and Extraodinary Renditions
― boxedjoy, Friday, 12 June 2020 14:29 (ten months ago) link
The new Westerman LP is a real grower. Definitely getting the Mark Hollis feel but also Arthur Russell in parts and Peter Gabriel. The signed white vinyl copy is sounding nice too.
― mmmm, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 16:57 (nine months ago) link
xxp i thought this was his debut?
― ufo, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 01:28 (nine months ago) link
I'm very proud of my first album, which came out in 1969. But @westermanmusic's first album is much better than my first album! It's one of my favourites at the moment, and of the year so far. Thank you to Westerman for talking to me on this week's #RocketHour on @applemusic 🚀 pic.twitter.com/vwQGfXMEST— Elton John (@eltonofficial) July 25, 2020
― chonky floof (groovypanda), Saturday, 25 July 2020 14:05 (eight months ago) link
other album that's mb kinda similar 2 bull that i've been enjoying...
'your hero is not dead' by westerman
― flopson, Saturday, 22 August 2020 05:39 (seven months ago) link
It's mentioned upthread. It sounds similar because Bullion produces, and I think also co-writes now and then with Westerman.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 22 August 2020 05:44 (seven months ago) link
Lol, my bad
― flopson, Saturday, 22 August 2020 07:58 (seven months ago) link
A new song from a new ep from a new world, etc etc! Out via @jagjaguwar NEW: https://t.co/p59v7PuIlS pic.twitter.com/WjyyKePY1h— Bullion (@BullionNess) September 8, 2020
― chonky floof (groovypanda), Tuesday, 8 September 2020 14:38 (seven months ago) link
the westerman album has grown on me so much. i had to get over how similar to arthur russell the use of his voice is in places, but it's definitely its own thing. i agree with the peter gabriel comparison upthread more than the mark hollis comparison, the synths are kept synthetic despite the kind of rarified spiritual tone achieved on 'blue comanche.'
― karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 5 November 2020 15:29 (five months ago) link
unaccompanied version is pretty stunning
― karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 17 December 2020 14:44 (three months ago) link
ILX friendly Morning After mix from Westerman
― groovypanda, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 16:24 (two months ago) link
Produced by Bullion and on the same label as Westerman
― groovypanda, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 13:16 (one week ago) link