Rolling weird music // time travel // unclassifiable 2021

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We didn't have a 2021 thread so here is a nice fresh one. To kick things off I'm going to start with, um, a record from 2009? Deathbomb Arc gave this Lauren Bousfield alias a reissue this year, and I've been caning it a lot lately:

https://laurenbousfieldanyev3r.bandcamp.com/album/from-rotting-fantasylands

emil.y, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 22:51 (four months ago) link

omg, I still need to send you that secret Bousfield project.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Thursday, 25 March 2021 14:48 (four months ago) link

emil.y, i sent something to your webmail!

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Thursday, 25 March 2021 15:52 (four months ago) link

Lauren is so awesome!! as in, another rad person IRL who makes cool music. (as table is the table also knows) ...

I still remember her telling this friend, this guy Kevin, they shared a practice space, and Kevin would come to all the shows Lauren's bands and their friends' bands would play, but Kevin was terminally broke so depending on the gig, Kevin would often end up outside the venue because he couldn't afford the cover charge. A lot of the time they'd get Kevin in as a +1 or a roadie or something.

Anyway, at one show in San Francisco, Kevin was outside. He was sitting on the sidewalk, smoking cigarettes, and a person walked past with wild hair that resembled that of one of those Troll Dolls. So Kevin pointed at the person and shouted with a smile, "Troll Doll!" The person was upset. I forget if there was any other drama, but anyway ...

So, back to Lauren. We were all at another show, and Kevin was trying to understand why his friends were somewhat embarrassed by him, and Lauren says, "Kevin, there are out-y thoughts and in-y thoughts. There are thoughts that are okay to think but you just don't say out loud. ... Like shouting Troll Doll at that guy!"

Anyway, I still think about out-y thoughts and in-y thoughts ... and Troll Doll!

sarahell, Thursday, 25 March 2021 16:13 (four months ago) link

Kevin was always extraordinarily kind to me, but lord, he really knows how to get on peoples' shit-lists! T00th and our dear departed J0ey, for two, can't stand the guy. And he is a bit of a prick! But a very funny and kind person, in many ways.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Thursday, 25 March 2021 16:30 (four months ago) link

I always had a soft spot for Kevin, tbh ... I heard rumors that he (partly due to a substance abuse issue) was abusive to a romantic partner at one point? And that a number of friends became former friends because of that? ... idk, this was after the Troll Doll incident. I think he's cleaned up a bit and is studying to become a therapist or something.

sarahell, Thursday, 25 March 2021 16:33 (four months ago) link

Kevin was in a great band for a while, Primary Colors, and speaking of weird music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEiEpCsh338

Experimental industrial noise using homemade trash drumset and broken reel-to-reel and analogue synths.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Thursday, 25 March 2021 16:38 (four months ago) link

sarahell, let's just say that when T and I lived next the Church, there was often yelling happening between Kevin and others...because Kevin loved startin shit.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Thursday, 25 March 2021 16:39 (four months ago) link

I can imagine! And yeah -- I remember seeing Primary Colors and being like, "Damn! Y'all are really great!"

sarahell, Thursday, 25 March 2021 16:41 (four months ago) link

Ahhh, thank you table! Just d/ling now. Having a listen to the Primary Colors youtube and it is pretty cool, I hope Kevin sorted himself out and stopped being a bastard.

emil.y, Thursday, 25 March 2021 17:01 (four months ago) link

I hope you laugh yourself silly listening to what I sent, emil.y!

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Thursday, 25 March 2021 17:10 (four months ago) link

Kevin has actually -- I think he sobered up and he's working on becoming a licensed therapist!

sarahell, Thursday, 25 March 2021 17:13 (four months ago) link

https://u-udios.bandcamp.com/album/koko-s-t

been enjoying this

nxd, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 18:28 (three months ago) link

Oh yes, these sounds are nice on my ears.

emil.y, Thursday, 8 April 2021 16:38 (three months ago) link

This is a p cool track: Jazzmaster through digital effects - https://samanshahi.bandcamp.com/album/microlocking-ii

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Thursday, 8 April 2021 16:39 (three months ago) link

i like

the latest in the mutants mixtape series features arca, fire-toolz, giant claw and dj sabrina the teenage dj
https://mutants1000000.bandcamp.com/album/mutants-vol-4-love

previous 3 can be found here
https://mutants1000000.bandcamp.com/

nxd, Friday, 9 April 2021 08:37 (three months ago) link

this is nice on the processed guitar tip

https://rachika.bandcamp.com/album/our-hands-against-the-dusk?label=1547924804&tab=music

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Friday, 9 April 2021 14:45 (three months ago) link

https://globalpattern.bandcamp.com/track/--265

Please give my man Mick a spin

calstars, Saturday, 10 April 2021 22:18 (three months ago) link

Maybe more on the noise/aleatory tip, but some acquaintances put this out, and it's pretty weird.

https://corardens.net/007.html

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Monday, 12 April 2021 15:40 (three months ago) link

How about that Spirit of the Beehive album?

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 04:31 (three months ago) link

https://gavsborg.bandcamp.com/album/domestic-audio-workstation

nxd, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 09:57 (three months ago) link

I'm loving the new compilation tape on A Colourful Storm's sublabel Fleetway Tapes, featuring a bunch of folk from the Aussie underground working under aliases I think. RIYL Carla dal Forno, CS + Kreme, HTRK

https://acolourfulstorm.com/album/i-stumble-and-then-i-fall

paolo, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 14:28 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo8vOsMYbtg

Gwydir - High Hearts - probably the pick of the bunch for me

paolo, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 14:29 (three months ago) link

Oh lord, so much to catch up on since I last checked in to this thread. Good work everybody.

emil.y, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 18:15 (three months ago) link

xps i struggled to get into the spirit of the beehive album initially but after putting on the headphones for a midnight walk yesterday it really worked

nxd, Friday, 16 April 2021 09:18 (three months ago) link

insanely good album from a trio of musicians all doing great solo things as well

https://cachedmedia.bandcamp.com/album/futurangelics

Bongo Jongus, Friday, 16 April 2021 17:14 (three months ago) link

this rules

love more eaze, the other 2 are new to me

nxd, Sunday, 18 April 2021 00:07 (three months ago) link

dntel's been making amazing music forever (hit it big with a very popular duo in the 2000s and has been doing the right thing since then), brin's been pretty active for the last couple years doing sensory percussion stuff

Bongo Jongus, Sunday, 18 April 2021 02:14 (three months ago) link

this is also very good: https://colinalexanderfisher.bandcamp.com/album/reflections-of-the-invisible-world

Bongo Jongus, Sunday, 18 April 2021 02:15 (three months ago) link

^ liking this
front cover typeface too, looks like david rudnicks sorta stuff
will check out olenka szymonski

nxd, Sunday, 18 April 2021 20:58 (three months ago) link

Glad Colin's getting some love--he's a good friend of mine and in add'n to guitar he plays saxophone in a good am't of other projects here in Toronto incl. the odd-time-sig big band I lead
(forgive the self-promo, but it's maybe of interest to get a sense of our local left-field scene here):
https://kunudusuvuntu.bandcamp.com/album/p-a-n-d-e-m-o-s-1-10

Kangol In The Light (Craig D.), Sunday, 18 April 2021 21:27 (three months ago) link

Also xp while I haven't checked out the above collab release yet, there are a handful of tracks on the new Dntel album proper that particularly wowed me: https://dntel.bandcamp.com/track/after-all

Kangol In The Light (Craig D.), Sunday, 18 April 2021 21:34 (three months ago) link

here's another really nice/strange time travel type thing: https://obligations.bandcamp.com/releases

Bongo Jongus, Wednesday, 21 April 2021 17:42 (three months ago) link

I guess this is more of a pop record than time travel (and it's from last year) but whatever, it's cool: https://yosapeit.bandcamp.com/album/phyton

Bongo Jongus, Thursday, 29 April 2021 19:20 (three months ago) link

enjoying this OSR/blanche blanche blanche-adjacent mutantish chamber pop by perfect angels: https://laloi.bandcamp.com/album/exit-from-the-ultra-world

adam, Thursday, 29 April 2021 19:56 (three months ago) link

Listening to that Yosa Peit record and I love it so far, definitely fits my definition of what this thread should be for. More mutated pop, please. (Am also tempted to steal heftily from this thread for my next radio show, sorry not sorry.)

emil.y, Sunday, 2 May 2021 19:25 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en1uwIzI3SE

xzanfar, Sunday, 2 May 2021 22:55 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn73Wtem0No

xzanfar, Sunday, 2 May 2021 22:56 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awVNCIjQq1A

xzanfar, Sunday, 2 May 2021 22:59 (two months ago) link

first day back to work for a while and plenty to check out in this thread

something i enjoyed in the interim
https://aguirrerecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-morphology-of-wonders

nxd, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 10:32 (two months ago) link

Listening to that Yosa Peit record and I love it so far, definitely fits my definition of what this thread should be for. More mutated pop, please. (Am also tempted to steal heftily from this thread for my next radio show, sorry not sorry.)

― emil.y, Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:25 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

https://clarissaconnelly.bandcamp.com/album/the-voyager

and

https://primordialvoid.bandcamp.com/album/crooner-qui-coule-sous-les-clous

These are some of the better things I've heard in a while

Re: that perfect angels record, it's really nice even tho it's mining the same sound that I feel every lazy musician is mining these days (or the past 5 years or whatever), but this project is done way better

Bongo Jongus, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 17:20 (two months ago) link

new giant claw!
https://orangemilkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mirror-guide

nxd, Friday, 14 May 2021 16:03 (two months ago) link

rules, not expecting it to take an acoustic/folk direction, reminds me of some of colleen's stuff

Bongo Jongus, Friday, 14 May 2021 23:45 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

New Cucina Povera record sounds excellent at first cursory listen: https://primordialvoid.bandcamp.com/album/lumme

heyy nineteen, that's john belushi (the table is the table), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 15:22 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

80 minutes of microtonal vapour-tinged synths, samples, and beats from my former PhD supervisor: https://jeffstadelman.bandcamp.com/album/signaling

Interview here: https://infrasonicpress.com/2021/04/10/jeff-stadelman-interview/

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Sunday, 20 June 2021 03:21 (one month ago) link

Dig that, thanks!

heyy nineteen, that's john belushi (the table is the table), Sunday, 20 June 2021 14:48 (one month ago) link

Cool, glad you like it!

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Thursday, 24 June 2021 10:59 (one month ago) link

been a bit ill with the covid so lots to listen to here

first walk in a while yesterday was to this https://birthdayass.bandcamp.com/album/head-of-the-household

v pleasant

nxd, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 13:39 (three weeks ago) link

that lucy gooch album is so good!

nxd, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 13:25 (two weeks ago) link

new fire toolz is insanely sick

https://fire-toolz.bandcamp.com/album/eternal-home

Bongo Jongus, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 19:20 (two weeks ago) link

Just listening to Birthday Ass and it's exactly what I need right now. Thanks nxd.

emil.y, Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:06 (two weeks ago) link

These are both weird although structurally the songs are pretty tight:
https://siliconeprairie.bandcamp.com/album/my-life-on-the-silicone-prairie
https://freakgenes.bandcamp.com/album/power-station

And there's a new Black Dice track:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYMuTj9ZMOs

billstevejim, Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:52 (two weeks ago) link

love it

xps that new fire-toolz album is incredible, what a journey

nxd, Friday, 16 July 2021 12:22 (two weeks ago) link


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