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: (stabscotch sideproject while we wait for Prison Jar; is a BLAST) (wax under wolcnum also good) (the usual death-industrial-pop slaying) (possibly the greatest mashup of all time idk) (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 (three months ago) link

So you went there.

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


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

also this has happened

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

rolling imago thread

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

Get in here herks and jerks

signe anderson (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 16 February 2022 03:32 (three 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.

Cosmic Neighborhood - Weird Beard

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

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

Stella Research Committee - Nails

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


"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 (three 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 (three months ago) link

Kieran Press-Reynolds piece on microgenres on soundcloud

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

Sorry but this is the superior Weird Beard

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

Oh shit

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

love that iANO record

really enjoyed the new more eaze lp with claire rousay

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

new dds track is p fun

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

anyway here's the new audiobooks single

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

then again i'm almost 50 lol

sarahell, Monday, 14 March 2022 17:49 (two 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 (two 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 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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)

haven't heard yet but will listen later

imago, Monday, 14 March 2022 18:08 (two 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


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'

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

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

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

new dds track is p fun

― 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)

― 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 Marie-Amélie Clément-Bollée 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two months ago) link (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 (two 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 (two months ago) link

new release from the authorship of my favourite album of 2017

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

some recent stuff i've enjoyed (apols if linked elsewhere)
not your usual hausu release, but to the same high quality
a really strange party album

can't find it on bandcamp but this is a little wiggly delight:

nxd, Tuesday, 22 March 2022 12:21 (one month ago) link

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

J. Sam, Monday, 28 March 2022 03:19 (one month ago) link

^^ liking that a lot

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

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

the submissives - chirp like a bird

flopson, Monday, 28 March 2022 18:02 (one month 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.

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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

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

nxd, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 17:28 (one month ago) link

i really liked gud's collab ep with rx papi from last year and wish he'd work outside the drain gang a bit more often

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 29 March 2022 17:31 (one month ago) link

Hadn't heard that Rx Papi/Gud ep, checking it out now. Contrast of aggro bars + chill ethereal beats is amazing. Thanks for the rec

J. Sam, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 17:51 (one month ago) link

Fievel shows: 3/31 Brooklyn // 4/1 Brattleboro VT

— zach phillips (@fievelisglauque) March 25, 2022

Very glad I noticed Fievel Is Glauque playing tomorrow night 3/31 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The venue address is by request, was able to get it from Zach Phillips. If you're around and want to go you can webmail me for it or reach out to Zach directly

J. Sam, Wednesday, 30 March 2022 19:12 (one month ago) link

Sorry to clog up the thread with so much ZP content, just think he's doing great things these days lol

J. Sam, Wednesday, 30 March 2022 19:17 (one month ago) link

Ohhh the new Fievel Is Glauque EP is indeed a delight!!

imago, Wednesday, 6 April 2022 09:46 (one month ago) link

any chat about the vitesse x album?
90s beat x ethereal vocals

nxd, Saturday, 9 April 2022 13:13 (one month ago) link


New Death's Dynamic Shroud is very pop. Not sure if it's James or Tech singing, but it's pretty good:

J. Sam, Thursday, 14 April 2022 23:15 (one month ago) link

Aaaaahhh they're moving onto PHASE TWO

imago, Friday, 15 April 2022 06:56 (one month ago) link

ooh that's pretty good, looking forward to more where that came from

ufo, Friday, 15 April 2022 07:02 (one month ago) link

yeh really dig this

nxd, Friday, 15 April 2022 12:31 (one month ago) link

love this new Brainwaltzera album

nxd, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 10:28 (three weeks ago) link

ufo, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 12:38 (three weeks ago) link

This is interesting to moi, maybe the rest of you here:

we need outrage! we need dicks!! (the table is the table), Friday, 6 May 2022 16:47 (one week ago) link

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