What are you listening to? 2021

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massaman gai (front tea for two), Friday, 1 January 2021 21:28 (nine months ago) link

also how tf in my 49 years have i never heard stevie wonder's "race babbling" until today? ye gads!

massaman gai (front tea for two), Friday, 1 January 2021 21:31 (nine months ago) link

Now watching the Teddy Riley-->Neptunes-->Tim & Missy
Virginia Beach segment of S04 E03 of Hip-Hop Evolution, "The Super-Producers"

call mr zbow that's my name that name again is mr zbow (Craig D.), Friday, 1 January 2021 22:02 (nine months ago) link

(Also, enjoyed initially misreading New Year's Post as "Boo Stage! Enthuse Herein")

call mr zbow that's my name that name again is mr zbow (Craig D.), Friday, 1 January 2021 22:05 (nine months ago) link

still working my way through this monster comp


howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Friday, 1 January 2021 22:58 (nine months ago) link

lots of NDW, minimal synth, post-Cluster electronics, and dinky keyboard new wave, some genuinely experimental stuff as well

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Friday, 1 January 2021 22:59 (nine months ago) link

soundtracking the last two days of unrelenting rain with some '70s uk jazz/improv: various keith tippett projects, sme + smo & mic...

no lime tangier, Friday, 1 January 2021 23:00 (nine months ago) link

That MIC recording is brilliant. If you can find it, dig the Incus CD Music Improvisation Company 1968-1971.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 1 January 2021 23:12 (nine months ago) link

xp have it, love it (HILI)

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Friday, 1 January 2021 23:28 (nine months ago) link

Helta Skelta EPs charting their progress from noisy hardcore to uhh acerbic post-punk/hardcore riffing

Shaidar Logoff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 1 January 2021 23:48 (nine months ago) link

great chiming guitars in Kenyan band from early 80s' sound. LOving this on repeat listen

locally based Swedish singer songwriter with sparse electric arrangements.
Released o local label Rusted Rail

Almost complete recordings of Edinburgh band, misses the a side of their first single.
Nice angular stuff I saw being called psychedelic in press o fthe time. Have been meaning to pick up a copy of teh lp for decades and this is the new release on Cherry Red as a 3cd.
Like it.

Stevolende, Saturday, 2 January 2021 10:50 (nine months ago) link

love those Bluebird comps

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Saturday, 2 January 2021 21:50 (nine months ago) link

Oppressor - Solstice of Oppression

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 January 2021 03:34 (nine months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/2uFRXyx.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/d5Zt2XC.jpg?1

couple of post-punk/new wave/mope rock EPs from Ian Rilen and then-wife's band Sardine v

Shaidar Logoff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 3 January 2021 07:34 (nine months ago) link

xposts: have been on the look-out for the incus mic collection for years now & i see it's had a reissue recently!


no lime tangier, Sunday, 3 January 2021 20:47 (nine months ago) link


no moon - i left my dial in pirovac 2/2

“everything has a return” on side b is def my OPO lofi electro track of the 10s

brimstead, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 02:57 (nine months ago) link

Bill Doss had one of the warmest, kindest sounding voices, like Alex Chilton’s non-evil twin.

brimstead, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 04:19 (nine months ago) link

taking a trip down to skull town


Shaidar Logoff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 08:35 (nine months ago) link

Bill Doss had one of the warmest, kindest sounding voices, like Alex Chilton’s non-evil twin.

― brimstead, Monday, January 4, 2021 8:19 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Jesus, I had no idea he'd passed until just now!

When I was in my late teens, I had a number of excellent acid trips that featured OTC very prominently. I was obsessed with them.

Pere Legume (the table is the table), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 23:00 (nine months ago) link

kinda want to check out these Stories album now.. diggin “brother louie”

brimstead, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 05:05 (nine months ago) link

been checking out late period Minutemen

it's...not too good :/

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 05:24 (nine months ago) link

which ones? I like about half of 3-Way Tie a lot, Project Mersh is pretty meh though.

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 16:27 (nine months ago) link


brimstead, Saturday, 9 January 2021 02:25 (nine months ago) link


no lime tangier, Sunday, 10 January 2021 06:45 (nine months ago) link

I have this as a 2016 remaster by Vangelis himself. I'm assuming its pretty authentic to the original but it has some textures I would associate with later eras. THis veers from stomping almost industrial sounding glammy stuff to atmospheric near ambient stuff.
Enjoying what I'm hearing haven't really dedicated much time to it yet since its one of 3 discs on a 3 changer.
There's a cameo vocal from a voice I recognise from earlier Aphrodites Child in a couple of places that I would have assumed was Demis Roussos earlier but is it the guitarist who is on this
Anyway quite enjoying this need to get more familiar with it and some of my opinions may alter with familiarity.
It's quite cheap on Dodax at the moment, not sure if that's standard price for it.

Avant garagey post punk band from Georgia featuring Don Fleming and Bruce joyner.
THis was recorded in 1978 so is ahead of the curve I think. This cd version is augmented by a contemporary live set and some demoes.
Shows the influence of theh Velvets in the same way that the early Modern lovers did and I think some of their other influences.
Vocals may be naively poppy too.
reminds me heavily of Michael Yonkers Microminiature Love and the chunkiness of the first 13FE lp
Been meaning to pick this up for a while so glad i finally did.

early solo set by Herbie that I got in an original album series or equivalent.
Has some names from Latin jazz scene on and is pretty sparse. Cool stuff from 64

Stevolende, Sunday, 10 January 2021 13:05 (nine months ago) link


John Carroll Kirby - My Garden

chill, stately, piano led instrumentals, really fantastic lp

brimstead, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 04:20 (nine months ago) link

earth is so so great

brimstead, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 04:21 (nine months ago) link


no lime tangier, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 04:37 (nine months ago) link

the kirby record is so good (as is grayfolded)! that eddie chacon record he produced last year is just incredible as well.


adam, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 12:55 (nine months ago) link

Eddie chacon took the Kirby cover photo, btw. I gotta hear that record!

brimstead, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 19:04 (nine months ago) link

xp nice!

Überschadenfreude (sleeve), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 19:17 (nine months ago) link


no lime tangier, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:10 (nine months ago) link

https://img.discogs.com/dlessYctXPmPmUNj_1Elo4hYQJc=/fit-in/494x491/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-253379-1180997744.jpeg.jpg hardly anything could sound less fractal. whining screeching homemade synths doing super long hiccupping glissandi. forgot how awesome this is

massaman gai (front tea for two), Friday, 1 October 2021 09:55 (two weeks ago) link

I love those Metamkine mini-CDs, haven't heard that one

sleeve, Friday, 1 October 2021 16:19 (two weeks ago) link

William Parker - Mayan Space Station.

Tight as fuck, perfectly lean, just no fat on it, even with the extended guitar jamming.

RobbiePires, Friday, 1 October 2021 19:49 (two weeks ago) link

and some early tatlises demos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RexkhPxBvIU

RobbiePires, Friday, 1 October 2021 20:02 (two weeks ago) link

xp That Bernard Fort rec is awesome; great call.

New York Review of Wooks (swim), Friday, 1 October 2021 22:36 (two weeks ago) link

that slint EP is perfection

brimstead, Friday, 1 October 2021 22:40 (two weeks ago) link


Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Saturday, 2 October 2021 11:28 (two weeks ago) link


Shaidar Logoff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 2 October 2021 13:35 (two weeks ago) link


(on Spotify, sadly)

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Saturday, 2 October 2021 16:22 (two weeks ago) link

I sprung for the Pye Corner Audio black mills tapes vinyl box a month or so ago and have been seriously “caning” it, as they say.

brimstead, Saturday, 2 October 2021 17:00 (two weeks ago) link

lol whoops

wipers - power of one

brimstead, Monday, 4 October 2021 03:27 (one week ago) link

Dammit the herd I mean

brimstead, Monday, 4 October 2021 03:27 (one week ago) link


sleeve, Tuesday, 5 October 2021 20:37 (one week ago) link

the power station - 33 1/3

brimstead, Thursday, 7 October 2021 01:14 (one week ago) link


UMAN - chaleur humaine newly reissued on the all hits all the time Freedom to Spend label

adam, Thursday, 7 October 2021 17:51 (one week ago) link


Thanks to tyler for tweeting about this record, holy hell. I love it. The cover art drew me in, but the music smokes too.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 8 October 2021 19:22 (one week ago) link

^^ that's a great one

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 8 October 2021 20:08 (one week ago) link

First Pogues lp I could find after reading the James fearnley memoir. I think I have at least a couple of others. I picked up a few in HMV sales a few years ago after missing them live for the most part. I think it is interesting material especially in the light of reading the fearnley book. I was left wondering if people picked up on anything from the band apart from the obvious Irish folk tropes. Like the semi ramshackle stripped down quality or anything . Would be interested to hear unusual sources citing them as an influence.
Do enjoy this stuff in places. Also wonder to what extent Shane Macgowan would have been able to sing if he had looked after himself.
Some very moving music anyway.

THis was disc 22 of the 3cd version of the set. I think I have damaged a couple of discs from this from not looking after it,. So wound up taking this off midweek cos it was sticking.
Otherwise great trippy stuff from the same run that gave birth to a great deal of their original live release Live Dead. I haven't checked if the Dark Star here is the same version as on that I think it's pretty close. This has the full sequence including a longer Eleven than is on Live Dead. Very good one too.
Pretty great around this point, haven't really picked up on the country tropes they indulge in towards the end of the year yet. So still notably psychedelic.

took it off and relaced it with
which is various Beatles covers from various sources a lot previously released and covering quite a lot of genres from different times.

Very good compi of the Latin Soul Brother's 70s work. I was just reading about him being the actual bad boy of teh latin scene since he had actually spent time in jail and stuff.
Bought this in the early 00ies and it gets a little neglected. Shouldn't be cos it is pretty great. Should definitely add to it. May well get taht Fania box set that just came out .

Stevolende, Friday, 8 October 2021 22:49 (one week ago) link


missing image

Stevolende, Friday, 8 October 2021 22:50 (one week ago) link

a supplementary comp of the non-rota music used in that film^ would be so awesome

no lime tangier, Saturday, 9 October 2021 04:41 (one week ago) link


sampled by joe byrd on the field hippies lp (dorothy moskowitz on tambura!)

no lime tangier, Saturday, 9 October 2021 06:07 (one week ago) link

(Joe sample, ray brown, Shelley manne from 1978)

brimstead, Sunday, 10 October 2021 17:05 (six days ago) link

Quite digging this thing by Folly Group. Sort of an Arab Strap–Gang of Four–Sleaford Mods thing going on, but I’ve never heard anything quite like it.

New Zealand, with that hottie (hardcore dilettante), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 13:34 (four days ago) link


RobbiePires, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 20:03 (four days ago) link


calstars, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 03:14 (three days ago) link


no lime tangier, Thursday, 14 October 2021 04:56 (two days ago) link

Icelandic post-rock band that I saw playing a gig soundtracking a silent film of Fantomas at the local University a couple of years back.
I picked this cd up from them there and haven't listened to it in a while. It moves between semi ambient stuff to more upbeat classical stuff. I think it's pretty good. Should try to remember it more frequently. Noice.

2nd disc of the 2nd singles compilation which was initially a mistake cos I hadn't checked the dates of recordings so wound up with more late 50s stuff when I was looking for electric. Think i will move over to the 3rd disc next and that is the late 60s onwards one.
Quite happy after listening to the disc I've chosen though has some cool stuff on. I'm really taken with that song I think is called the Sun One about the man from the sun. Would love to hear a rock band cover that so is there a recording of that out there?
Again a set that I should probably play more frequently and definitely not ignore the earlier stuff cos I so love the electric eras.

I think this is my cut off point for the band. Still pretty rocking and maybe I'm wrong about later stuff but this was one I was around for being current.
Has me wondering what the bands they were lifting from were. They were a pair of business students whgo left texas for LA where they sold thinjgs on teh beach and hung out with Bruce Licher of Savage Rep[ublic or knew him or something along those lines. They went home to Texas and formed a raucous punk band who had warped take on hardcore but far more expansive. By the point of this record they had shown some influences from bands like Black Sabbath by putting out warped covers of their material though slightly retitled. Crossed hip hop with country influences and a few other things. Shown their love for audiences by introducing them to the brown note and some very interesting backdrops of films etc. I had never seen a penis reconstruction surgery until I was at The ULU as far as I can remember. Wonder how many fans rushed out to be medical students, what philanthropic chappies.
But I think I am hearing at least semi lifts from early 70s hard rock and psych and stuff combined with warped punk and stuff just wish I knew more as to what came from where. Must read the band biography, think I may have been saying that for a few years. have read the Forcedexposure one anyway

Stevolende, Friday, 15 October 2021 14:38 (yesterday) link

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