rolling twenty-something RYM/internet stuff like hyperpop, hypnagogic pop, hexD, vaporwave, dungeon synth, cloud rap, nightcore, black midi, future funk, dariacore, seapunk, blown out anime voices, br

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but also prog, psych, techno, art-rock, digital hardcore, metal-adjacent stuff and basically anything that brings OVERWHELMING BANGERS and is EXTREMELY NOT AMBIENT and has a few of the titular ingredients in the mix

leave all the serious moody spiritual-hat experimental/weird to the other thread. in here we are silly, and we are all over the fucking place

some patron saints who have already blessed 2022:

https://urradioangel.bandcamp.com/album/radioactive-boss-baby (stabscotch sideproject while we wait for Prison Jar; is a BLAST)
https://patriciataxxon.bandcamp.com/album/gloria (wax under wolcnum also good)
https://blackdresses.bandcamp.com/album/forget-your-own-face (the usual death-industrial-pop slaying)
https://dismissyourself.bandcamp.com/track/super-ultra-megaballad-x (possibly the greatest mashup of all time idk)
https://katiedey.bandcamp.com/album/forever-music (not such a fan of this myself but you might be, and she IS a patron saint)
tempted to yoink Tanya Tagaq from that other thread too. maybe she would prefer to make home here. join us Tanya

imago, Wednesday, 16 February 2022 00:21 (seven months ago) link

So you went there.

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Wednesday, 16 February 2022 00:23 (seven months ago) link

<3

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 16 February 2022 00:24 (seven months ago) link

i will still post to your thread whiney, when someone channels Sunn O))) properly, or matana roberts does something, or etc

imago, Wednesday, 16 February 2022 00:26 (seven months ago) link

also this has happened

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

imago, Wednesday, 16 February 2022 00:40 (seven months ago) link

rolling imago thread

alpine static, Wednesday, 16 February 2022 01:24 (seven months ago) link

literally anyone can join the fun, and i already put something in the opening post i said i wasn't crazy about!

imago, Wednesday, 16 February 2022 01:29 (seven months ago) link

Get in here herks and jerks

signe anderson (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 16 February 2022 03:32 (seven months ago) link

Encompassing comic strips, collage and sound art, York-based illustrator and musician Adam Higton's work documents the daily goings-on of the forest folk within the realm of the Cosmic Neighbourhood. This new collection sees Higton turn his attention to longform composition, with four meditative, refreshingly percussive jams occupying 40 minutes of tape.

Sonically, Higton's work straddles new and old, taking modular electronics, flutes, bells and softly pattering drum machines, before colouring them all with the amber glow of some forgotten, psychedelic kids' TV programme. Higton's benign toots and echoing jingles bring to mind Daphne Oram's early delay experiments or the meandering playfulness of Tom Cameron. Radiophonic and time-worn, it still somehow sounds like the future.

Recommended if you like Silver Apples, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, The Moomins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPji6NIWMaQ

Cosmic Neighborhood - Weird Beard

signe anderson (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 16 February 2022 03:48 (seven months ago) link

no wave clusterfuck tension headache supernova straight from the land of Pere Ubu & JD Vance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpzZqcafd8U

Stella Research Committee - Nails

signe anderson (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 16 February 2022 04:16 (seven months ago) link

DEDICATED TO BROOD DRIVES DOWN US-52.

"A first run through A Proposed Method for Determining Sanding Fitness by the Cincinnati / Columbus based no-wave / noise-rock trio Stella Research Committee speaks to the enduring legacy of the convulsive spasm of unregulated expression of the garroted power trio set-up. In it we hear a weaponized insurgency against form implanted into the concussive blasts of nerve-shredded guitars and electronics, hoarse shouts into the void and pummeling percussion undergirding the compositions with carpet-bombing intensity. Like all good noise-rock, the agitated output is an audible channeling of the absurd horror and malaise of life in a dying empire. There is no mythologizing of expression here. Disgraced Mets center fielder Lenny Dykstra steroid-fueled rants and Brainbombs death-threats are given to the same type of exegesis. A recognition that we are defined by our most naked and unhinged moments. Spiritual clarity while blasting Throbbing Gristle while screaming through the Midwestern dead space of I-71 between Columbus and Cincinnati.

Stella’s subversion of the power-trio is on full display with their fifth full length. Comprised of Kevin Hall (guitar / vocals), Tony Squeri (electronics / keyboards) and Lauri Reponen (Drums) Determining Sanding Fitness channels all of the skronk and fury of AmRep noise-rock bands like Cherubs and Steel Pole Bath Tub. The inherent rawk-ness of a low end is replaced with a blast cabinet of pounded synths (“The Blast Cabinet Conference”), arpeggios with threatening auras (“Murdurd”), four-on-the-floor hard techno suggestions (“Nails”) and atonal drones (“River Rd.”) that seethe and loom in and through Hall’s percussive guitar work and Reponen’s free-jazz influenced percussion.

The realization of this potent guitar / electronics / percussion format is given full expression on Determining Sanding Fitness. There is a tempering smolder of restraint between the sell-all noise assaults and the clever exploration of melody through simmering electronic passages. These passages explore the relationship between Squeri and Reponen’s trading relationships between anchoring the track’s tempo to the expressive and improvisatory space they are able to take up. It’s fascinating to hear this tension between scene setting set-up and crescendo after crescendo of percussive blasts.

Fostered in Cincinnati’s feral noise scene, Stella Research Committee - along with bands like Hissing Tiles, Fruit LoOops and Daumier - have internalized the excesses of noise-rock and no-wave forefathers and have given birth to a sound that is universal in its barely contained primal yelp, but somehow quintessentially Midwestern in its austerity and directness."

-Ryan Hall (Tome to the Weather Machine)

signe anderson (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 16 February 2022 04:18 (seven months ago) link

ty for ur contributions

this thread will from 2023 onwards be 'rolling hypergarbage', let it be written

imago, Wednesday, 16 February 2022 15:33 (seven months ago) link

https://nobells.blog/soundcloud-microgenres/

Kieran Press-Reynolds piece on microgenres on soundcloud

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 16 February 2022 18:04 (seven months ago) link

Sorry but this is the superior Weird Beard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzmWY2PBzHw

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 16 February 2022 18:17 (seven months ago) link

Oh shit

signe anderson (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 16 February 2022 18:22 (seven months ago) link

Wish you guys would just call these”whineys thread” and “ljs thread” or whatever. Easier to search

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 16 February 2022 19:41 (seven months ago) link

I admit to being a bit disappointed to learn why Dariacore is called that

Duane Barry, Thursday, 17 February 2022 00:21 (seven months ago) link

why is hypnagogic pop in this thread title? everything else is consistent with a contemporary vibe ... that one is the outlier

sarahell, Thursday, 17 February 2022 02:33 (seven months ago) link

iANO - Dispossession (depressive hexD electrogaze type beat, produced by a teenage rymer)

is it worth going down the hexD rabbithole? a lot of this stuff seems to be 'unremarkable cloud rap beats + bitcrushed fuckery', 'unremarkable trance beats + bitcrushed fuckery', etc., but I'm sure there are at least a handful of gems out there

in walked airbud (unregistered), Saturday, 19 February 2022 22:56 (seven months ago) link

love that iANO record

really enjoyed the new more eaze lp with claire rousay
https://orangemilkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/never-stop-texting-me

nxd, Tuesday, 1 March 2022 17:53 (seven months ago) link

new dds track is p fun
https://deathsdynamicshroud.bandcamp.com/track/judgment-bolt

nxd, Wednesday, 2 March 2022 09:32 (seven months ago) link

wanna talk abt something

here is j0rdan s on the wet leg thread discussing the music of audiobooks

crying at how bad this song is. like, there actually would've been no better choice to illustrate the taste divide in this thread. just a pitch perfect punchline

― J0rdan S., Thursday, 3 March 2022 18:14 (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

and here is an incomplete list of audiobooks' professed influences (from 2018, before one of them was rightly cancelled)

Bauhaus, Aphrodite’s Child, Marilyn Manson, Michael Jackson, Flower Travellin Band, the Fall, Faust, Tropicáalia and Dory Previn

...to which subsequent interviews have added Black Sabbath and The Human League among others

what's my point? that yeah there's a fuckin taste divide of course

imago, Monday, 14 March 2022 15:08 (six months ago) link

anyway here's the new audiobooks single

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgQ978ZhT_4

imago, Monday, 14 March 2022 15:09 (six months ago) link

I don't mind that, but I wouldn't listen to it voluntarily. It's not 'bad,' tho. I mean, J0rdan and I agree about virtually nothing, music-wise, though.

we need outrage! we need dicks!! (the table is the table), Monday, 14 March 2022 17:43 (six months ago) link

I kind of like the big farty synth bass sound

we need outrage! we need dicks!! (the table is the table), Monday, 14 March 2022 17:43 (six months ago) link

it's kinda british Dirty Beaches sounding ... or, something from that Ariel Pink diaspora ... agree with table ... it's pleasant enough but doesn't really grab me

sarahell, Monday, 14 March 2022 17:48 (six months ago) link

then again i'm almost 50 lol

sarahell, Monday, 14 March 2022 17:49 (six months ago) link

honestly tbrr this thread is more interesting to me than Whiney's thread, because on that thread is all stuff that my IRL friends post about / like whereas this is like stuff i would not be exposed to otherwise (some for good reason lol but still)

sarahell, Monday, 14 March 2022 17:53 (six months ago) link

why is hypnagogic pop in this thread title? everything else is consistent with a contemporary vibe ... that one is the outlier

― sarahell, Wednesday, February 16, 2022 9:33 PM (three weeks ago) bookmarkflaglink

cloud rap, seapunk are at most a year after hypnagogic pop. vaporwave is at least a decade old too

first mention of hypnagogic pop on ilx is this thread by pfunkyboy in july 2009 about a wire cover story

first mention of cloud rap on ilx is me in the 2012 rolling rap thread in feb 2011. however, Lil B - I'm God produced by Clams Casino came out in 2009 and noz had a piece about it around 2010

first mention of sea punk on ilx is this thread from jan 2012 https://www.ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?showall=true&bookmarkedmessageid=3197497&boardid=52&threadid=90812 which declares it "old news" in the first post

first mention of vaporwave on ilx is this thread from november 2012 vaporwave and deriative products

i agree that hypnagogic pop sounds more dated, though. maybe because no one aside from music critics ever used it? or 2009-10 is a cultural inflection point where microgenres on either side even if separated by months or a year can much more contemporary/dated?

flopson, Monday, 14 March 2022 18:02 (six months ago) link

hey flopson! ... could be some point in my personal timeline when i stopped paying attention or my relationship to contemporary music changed? ... before I turned 35 ... which reminds me of that haunting post by Lamp about hipsters and how if you are a hipster and 35+ you have to have serious substance abuse issues

but hey, sorry for text, keep posting music

sarahell, Monday, 14 March 2022 18:06 (six months ago) link

one of the last shows i booked before i took a break from that work was Lil B fwiw

sarahell, Monday, 14 March 2022 18:07 (six months ago) link

oh hello flopson, your presence here reminds me that Blanche Blanche Blanche have a new one out too (albeit a live album where their existing content is reworked)

https://laloi.bandcamp.com/album/fiscal-remote-distilled

haven't heard yet but will listen later

imago, Monday, 14 March 2022 18:08 (six months ago) link

hi guys :)

that haunting post by Lamp about hipsters and how if you are a hipster and 35+ you have to have serious substance abuse issues

lmao

my contribution to this thread is that the first 3 tonstartssbandht lps are being reissued. one of the formative bands of that era for me. new vid for the 2009 classic '5 FT 7'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGIgcVbs-S8

flopson, Monday, 14 March 2022 18:17 (six months ago) link

very good cat ... also DIY venue building interiors ... really my two favorite things rn

sarahell, Monday, 14 March 2022 18:33 (six months ago) link

new dds track is p fun
https://deathsdynamicshroud.bandcamp.com/track/judgment-bolt

― nxd, Wednesday, March 2, 2022 4:32 AM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

Hell yeah, really looking forward to this album. They also stand out among the vaporwave milieu for doing really spectacular live sets. I saw them at Electronicon in 2019 and I remember their set feeling a notch above most of the other acts that day, or at least more pro/polished in comparison.

oh hello flopson, your presence here reminds me that Blanche Blanche Blanche have a new one out too (albeit a live album where their existing content is reworked)

https://laloi.bandcamp.com/album/fiscal-remote-distilled

― imago, Monday, March 14, 2022 2:08 PM (thirty-eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Amazing. It actually looks like a situation where the live arrangements of older songs were recorded "live in the studio" rather than in concert.

Speaking of, I'm still wrapping my head around all the 2021 releases by Zach Phillips-helmed projects, each one an avant-prog-pop masterpiece of a different flavor:

Zach Phillips - Feed A Pigeon, Breed A Rat (imaginary radio revue with a different guest vocalist on each song)
Blanche Blanche Blanche - Seashells (great, super-overlooked "comeback" from these legends. Musically probably their mellowest, but still absolutely unhinged with some of the funniest lyrics I've ever heard)
Fievel Is Glauque - God's Trashmen Sent to Right the Mess (ZP + vocalist Ma Clément and a rotating cast of backup players, addictive proggy jazz-pop miniatures. Seems to be the most popular of these albums by far--currently 1,880 ratings on RYM vs. less than 500 combined for the other three)
Perfect Angels - Exit From the Ultra-World (ZP + Olia Eichenbaum on vox, bossanova/easy-listening aesthetic so probably the most accessible of the bunch, but the writing is still in how-many-chords-and-time-changes-can-I-fit-in-a-two-minute-pop-song mode. Beautiful cover of Karin Krog's "The Meaning of Love")

Anyone else dig these? I just think it's a stunning achievement to have dropped all four of these albums in a single year. It's weird, complex yet hooky ADHD pop that I find endlessly replayable.

J. Sam, Monday, 14 March 2022 19:54 (six months ago) link

I've been wondering what Utopian Virtual is, but not curious enough to check it out
I just assume all those genres justify people who can't write a song that can be played in public but are good with names for bedroom sonic experimentation
It's like a parallel industry at this point: "outsider house", stuff marketed for 2.0 Internet, with limited to no crossover or legacy
I remember early PC Music, Maint Attrakionz, Lil B, and the insane efforts at making them idols and canonizing, I guess it worked to some extent

Nabozo, Monday, 14 March 2022 19:55 (six months ago) link

utopian virtual is making sure you check out whatever fire-toolz is up to

had no idea zach phillips was so prolific last year, have only heard the FIG album! a lot to visit...

imago, Monday, 14 March 2022 20:38 (six months ago) link

Yeah I think Nonlocal Forecast (Fire-Toolz/Angel Marcloid project) is like the ultimate realization of whatever "Utopian Virtual" is (basically Ferraro Far Side Virtual-core)

Re: Zach Phillips If you like the Fievel album you're sure to appreciate the other three from 2021. I'd start with the solo album, which covers the most stylistic ground.

J. Sam, Monday, 14 March 2022 21:05 (six months ago) link

https://urradioangel.bandcamp.com/album/radioactive-boss-baby (stabscotch sideproject while we wait for Prison Jar; is a BLAST)

This is rad but i believe i was promised pokemon itt

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Tuesday, 15 March 2022 02:35 (six months ago) link

having fun listening to 'Feed A Pigeon, Breed A Rat' this morning, cheers for the recs

nxd, Tuesday, 15 March 2022 09:41 (six months ago) link

new release from the authorship of my favourite album of 2017

https://haord.bandcamp.com/album/real-gems-for-little-jewels

nxd, Tuesday, 15 March 2022 17:31 (six months ago) link

some recent stuff i've enjoyed (apols if linked elsewhere)

https://hausumountain.bandcamp.com/album/armed-to-the-teeth-l-m-o-m-m
not your usual hausu release, but to the same high quality

https://fennecsound.com/album/a-couple-of-good-days
a really strange party album

can't find it on bandcamp but this is a little wiggly delight: https://www.discogs.com/release/21891046-Silicon-Scally-Field-Lines

nxd, Tuesday, 22 March 2022 12:21 (six months ago) link

New Fievel Is Glauque EP, sounding mighty fine four songs in. Higher-fi than the full-length + Wings cover!

https://laloi.bandcamp.com/album/a-rodynes-ep

J. Sam, Monday, 28 March 2022 03:19 (six months ago) link

^^ liking that a lot

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Monday, 28 March 2022 15:18 (six months ago) link

not sure which genre in the thread title this fits in, maybe dariacore?

the submissives - chirp like a bird

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC3MsXF9D7G

flopson, Monday, 28 March 2022 18:02 (six months ago) link

Any thoughts on the new Bladee/Ecco2k album Crest? I'm loving it--ethereal electro-dream-pop sprinkled with a truckload of aural fairy dust.

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

I feel like I've seen Bladee/Drain Gang get some hate around these parts, but I've been pretty deep into the stuff for a minute. For me the weakest part of their music is the limited-range singsong nature of the melodies, but there's something I find really moving and engaging about the aesthetic in general. Bladee's EXETER is a good place to start if you're unfamiliar--gorgeous minimal production, super concise.

J. Sam, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 16:48 (six months ago) link

bladee is a guy whose creativity i respect but whose, for lack of a better term, wimpy-ass vocals make it hard for me to listen for extended periods. i did dig 2020's 333 album a bit, and i'm a massive fan of drain gang producer gud's output in general.

the above song isn't really speaking to me, i'm afraid.

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 29 March 2022 17:16 (six months ago) link

Yeah I feel you, his vocals are definitely love-it-or-hate-it. EXETER is an all-Gud production, which might be why it stands out above most of his other stuff for me.

J. Sam, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 17:21 (six months ago) link

enjoyed it but much prefer the ecco stuff I've heard before

nxd, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 17:28 (six months ago) link

lol thanks!

J. Sam, Friday, 24 June 2022 22:05 (three months ago) link

wow at that dds track

enjoying p much everything posted recently but especially the stabscotch

nxd, Friday, 1 July 2022 21:13 (three months ago) link

https://eljenvaporworks.bandcamp.com/album/--70

calstars, Saturday, 2 July 2022 18:31 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

for those that enjoyed ran cap duoi last year, this was a good read

https://daily.bandcamp.com/scene-report/vietnamese-experimental-scene-report

nxd, Sunday, 17 July 2022 14:15 (two months ago) link

basically all the new music i hear these days comes from rym's "featured reviews"

it's kinda weird... maybe worth considering? like i don't want to start another thread on 4chan, i've never been on 4chan and i wouldn't touch it with a pole even if i still had one, but at the same time a lot of rym culture does feed from /mu/. it's a secondary source, a _filter_ for /mu/. and what it filters out of course is a huge chunk of the toxicity. i don't, i guess, i don't _get_ wet leg.

Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 21 July 2022 14:24 (two months ago) link

RYM is cool, v much worth using it to discover new music (as I do). Don't go for featured reviews though, go for yearly charts, which you can customise in all sorts of ways

imago, Thursday, 21 July 2022 15:50 (two months ago) link

Toxicity tends to meet with resistance on RYM

imago, Thursday, 21 July 2022 15:50 (two months ago) link

oh when i was in my peak music binge era, circa 2018, i lived off rym's charts and lists. the lists are a great resource - i find an obscure weird album, see what lists it's on, and go see what else is on those lists. i just literally haven't had time for music. there was _one_ message board, too, where people just posted new albums that had very few reviews - that was my go-to thread. the rest of the boards, though, them i didn't click with.

and yeah the mods there, they're good mods, they don't put up with any 4chan shit there. you can still see it in the way that the hyped transfem records... like, folks there don't dig on 100 gecs or tami t or nothing like that. it's all dysphoria gang over there as far as i can tell.

Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 21 July 2022 15:57 (two months ago) link

Oh of course, you do all those reviews lol. When nobody else rode for that Dissociatives album, one alone stood to represent

imago, Thursday, 21 July 2022 16:07 (two months ago) link

most of my rym reviews are from my/rym's shitpost era, one of the things i _really_ love is that they've gone through the effort to unpublish my crappy meme reviews that don't meet their current review standards so that nobody has to see that crap anymore. writing shitty record reviews in the late '00s definitely helped me a lot as far as becoming a better writer.

i do love the dissociatives record, but then again i'm a sucker for anything with mellotron on it :)

Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 21 July 2022 16:39 (two months ago) link

Oh I love it too lol, it has some of the greatest cod-psych excess ever recorded. Second and second-last tracks especially never leave my head.

RYM DOES unpublish pretty readily, doesn't it? I've had a few of my own one-liners zapped. The fact they have any standards at all is a great positive, even if they let some fairly dubious stuff survive (probably because people don't care enough to flag it up)

imago, Thursday, 21 July 2022 16:53 (two months ago) link

lol those are my best reviews

frogbs, Thursday, 21 July 2022 17:27 (two months ago) link

Always curious about their unpublishing policy. Still far too many joke one-line reviews with +35 likes at the top for my liking :((

you can see me from westbury white horse, Monday, 25 July 2022 16:12 (two months ago) link

that wu-lu is quite something

nxd, Tuesday, 2 August 2022 12:39 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC2T963FYU0

announce the album already!

ufo, Wednesday, 10 August 2022 05:45 (one month ago) link

so excited for this album

nxd, Wednesday, 10 August 2022 16:45 (one month ago) link

this is so good!

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 10 August 2022 17:08 (one month ago) link

it gives me a sense of ENORMOUS well-being

ban, buddy (imago), Wednesday, 10 August 2022 17:28 (one month ago) link

It’s been a while since I’ve had that surefire “this’ll be AOTY” feeling

frogbs, Sunday, 14 August 2022 00:47 (one month ago) link

yeah i’m with map, really don’t get the enthusiasm for this.

broccoli rabe thomas (the table is the table), Monday, 22 August 2022 18:46 (one month ago) link

ftr i wasn't commenting on any music specifically, it was just a badly considered general meme shitpost

(grim) pump track (wales) (map), Monday, 22 August 2022 18:59 (one month ago) link

honestly "Neon Memories" is the first thing I've heard that sounds like what I imagined pop in 2022 would have sounded like back in 1997

frogbs, Tuesday, 23 August 2022 02:52 (one month ago) link

Okay I listened to Neon Memories on my studio monitors and it’s pretty great, not exactly my cuppa but I was into it! sorry for doubting, I just didn’t remember liking any of the stuff from the new one

broccoli rabe thomas (the table is the table), Wednesday, 24 August 2022 00:06 (one month ago) link

just sounds like "Life in a Northern Town" with glitch to me

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 24 August 2022 05:15 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xlUgAalQ7I

ufo, Thursday, 25 August 2022 05:14 (one month ago) link

loving this album

nxd, Thursday, 25 August 2022 13:02 (one month ago) link

Oh, that's cool! She seems to be getting more bonkers every time I dip into her stuff.

emil.y, Thursday, 25 August 2022 15:47 (one month ago) link

the whole 4s4ki album (killer in neverland) is great, i think it's her best yet

ufo, Friday, 26 August 2022 02:03 (one month ago) link

oooh, this opening track is supremely promising

imago, Friday, 26 August 2022 07:54 (one month ago) link

gr8 album

imago, Friday, 26 August 2022 08:30 (one month ago) link

new fievel is glaque ("go down softly" is new, i'm pretty sure i've heard "the river" already). more like fievel is yacht, amirite?

https://laloi.bandcamp.com/album/go-down-softly-the-river

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Friday, 2 September 2022 15:32 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPNcSUqM9Cw

calstars, Saturday, 3 September 2022 23:58 (four weeks ago) link

Math rock/YouTube shred guys collab w Asian-American pop/R&B singer - bizarro-world Autotuned English-Japanese shred-pop. Over 2M views in 12 days. Imago not a fan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtd24QIBJ5Y

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 14 September 2022 15:00 (two weeks ago) link

dds album is pretty good but definitely longer than it needs to be & not every track really works

ufo, Thursday, 22 September 2022 23:04 (one week ago) link

counterpoint: this is an overwhelming but fantastic first listen, suspect it will only deepen with more. clearly a major achievement

imago, Friday, 23 September 2022 10:39 (one week ago) link

it's almost there but "fade persona" is a dud for one

ufo, Friday, 23 September 2022 10:53 (one week ago) link

noooooooo

imago, Friday, 23 September 2022 11:02 (one week ago) link

i will have my kitsch glitch-goth

imago, Friday, 23 September 2022 11:03 (one week ago) link

RYM going gaga over this at the moment. glad to hear it's living up to expectations but I'm gonna be a doofus and wait until the record arrives

frogbs, Friday, 23 September 2022 13:18 (one week ago) link

counterpoint: this is an overwhelming but fantastic first listen, suspect it will only deepen with more. clearly a major achievement

― imago, Friday, September 23, 2022 6:39 AM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

My thoughts as well. Though most of it is ultra-maximalist and hyperactive, after one listen the more ballad-like songs made the deepest impression on me ("Missing Person", "Before I Cool Off", "Where Does It Come From?"). Tech and James are both fantastic singers

J. Sam, Friday, 23 September 2022 14:04 (one week ago) link

a bit shorter and aoty contender for me

nxd, Friday, 23 September 2022 15:08 (one week ago) link

did imago start a black dresses thread or does this go here? anyway they got a new tune. i still don't like their music but the video is awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR7XG15XIzg

Kate (rushomancy), Tuesday, 27 September 2022 15:24 (five days ago) link

this is great

and there is OUT OF FLUX WITH THE UNIVERSE: the canada trans electropop scene

nxd, Tuesday, 27 September 2022 15:55 (five days ago) link

that's the one i was thinking of, well i'm not gonna repost it here anwyay

Kate (rushomancy), Tuesday, 27 September 2022 18:59 (five days ago) link

Darklife is fantastic. Thank you all for talking up Neon Memories, without which I never would have checked out the album. AOTY contender for me. I even like Fade Persona!

honestly "Neon Memories" is the first thing I've heard that sounds like what I imagined pop in 2022 would have sounded like back in 1997

So otm.

The Ghost Club, Friday, 30 September 2022 06:42 (two days ago) link

Yes. Messe de E-102 is the one for me though, it is just the most spectacular thing

imago, Friday, 30 September 2022 06:44 (two days ago) link

Messe is a real highlight.

I've been stimming on Light Left the Garden a lot today too. The second verse where it drops down to pretty much just the synth slap bass and vocals is soooo good.

The Ghost Club, Friday, 30 September 2022 06:49 (two days ago) link


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