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It occurred to me the other day that my three most-played (not necessarily favourite) albums are from the same label. So...

Search: Aix Em Klemm; Mosquito Dream; The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid.

Destroy: well, none so far. A Peripheral Blur is a bit lame, except for the last track.

jot eff pe, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Destroy: Out Hud, Low

Search: Labradford (esp. first four records)

hstencil, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Search: OutHud
Destroy: Low, Labradaford, GS!YBE

gi66y, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Destroy: Godspeed

Search: Dadamah

hstencil, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Search: OUTHUD

gi66y, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

we heard you the first time.

hstencil, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

No, hstencil, you're confusing OutHud with OUTHUD. It's a common mistake.

Amateurist (amateurist), Friday, 10 January 2003 19:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Whether it's Out Hud, OutHud or OUTHUD, it's all dud.

hstencil, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

no hstencil i just thought you forgot how great they are.

gi66y, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh gee, how could I?

Oh yeah:

hstencil, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

search: keith fullerton whitman, outhud

marcg (marcg), Friday, 10 January 2003 19:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I thought the Keith Fullerton Whitman CD was just kinda okay. I guess my expectations were too high or something.

hstencil, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the first bowery electric album is nice

gareth (gareth), Friday, 10 January 2003 20:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i liked the kfw a lot. for sure, its an album that is better on headphones / after detailed listening...

marcg (marcg), Friday, 10 January 2003 20:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Ned to thread...
I have nothing to add myself at this point but http://www.ilxor.com/searchresults.php?board=2&q=kranky&mode=threads

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Friday, 10 January 2003 20:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Playthroughs sounded to me like Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records without the groove, so I left it in the store. What's so good about it?

jot eff pe, Friday, 10 January 2003 20:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i have just really been into all this modern minimal electronic stuff (ekkehard ehlers, stephan mathieu etc) and kfw is in a similar vein. at times you can hear the rhythms of the guitar source and i just like all the overlapping tones and hazed sounds.

marcg (marcg), Friday, 10 January 2003 20:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Ned to thread...

Quite right. You people, having this thread without me. ;-)

Search: oh, everything except for...

Destroy: ...a certain collective of cockfarming Canadian bastards.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 10 January 2003 20:43 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i just like all the overlapping tones and hazed sounds

That's what I always say about Mosquito Dream...

jot eff pe, Friday, 10 January 2003 20:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

come come Ned, they are no more offensive then Damon and Naomi, just more aggressive in their farming techniques.
Still Search: F# A# oo, Lift There Skinny Fists..., Low and Bowery Electric and Labradford.
Destroy: GYBE the band itself.
Big Super Massive Destroy: To Kranky's attitude to college radio. I never had TOO much a problem myself but its almost as bad as GYBE's attitude to magazines.
There are other things I'd like to list in destroy but when I don't like a kranky release it just goes right out my memory.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Friday, 10 January 2003 21:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Search: Whitman, Roy Montgomery, Labradford, Jessamine, Fontanelle, Doldrums, Pan American.

Destroy: GYBE, Low, Bowery Electric.

charlie va (charlie va), Friday, 10 January 2003 21:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i once requested something from kranky to giveaway on my old college radio show, and also offered to any kind of street-teaming stuff if they needed anyone. the guy who wrote me back flipped out, said they had no money to give away records, reprimanded me for even asking about street team and emailed our station manager to tell him i approached them.

as people, they totally suck, and i was a little disappointed when the likes of kfw / outhud signed to them. apparently there was some huge blow up with gybe (about $, surprise) and they left. i think the new gybe is distro only through constellation...

marcg (marcg), Friday, 10 January 2003 21:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Whaddaya expect from a label that once made stickers that read "Honk If You Hate People, Too"?

hsetncil, Friday, 10 January 2003 21:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

that's hilarious!

marcg (marcg), Friday, 10 January 2003 21:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

huge blow up with gybe (about $, surprise) and they left. i think the new gybe is distro only through constellation
GYBE are a freaking soap opera. (mostly) Normal people all acting out a role with big soap issues exploding around them. It was an issue when they signed to Kranky without telling Constellation, it was an issue when they left Kranky, it was an issue when someone interviewed them and wrote about it, it was an issue when someone didn't interview them and wrote about it and it was an issue when they weren't written about at all.
Im not going to bash on Kranky personals communication skills further because there are loads of other promotional/PR departments (independent or otherwise) who are far worse to deal with.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Friday, 10 January 2003 22:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

somebody needs to mention windy & carl.

last year's pan american record was excellent.

the labradford records are the class of the label, and all of the low stuff is great too.

ignore gybe.

dan (dan), Friday, 10 January 2003 22:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

search: loscil (second album, especially)

todd burns, Friday, 10 January 2003 22:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


i dig kranky stuff in general... although i don't have time and $$$ for fontanelle and low...

i still dig the outhud release... pan american... labradford... and the one gybe ep i have ... looking forward to charlambides...
m.

msp, Friday, 10 January 2003 23:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Whaddaya expect from a label that once made stickers that read "Honk If You Hate People, Too"?

Um, whaddaya expect from a label named Kranky?

The two Spiny Anteater albums they put out are fine, under-rated gems that you should search out.

Vic Funk, Friday, 10 January 2003 23:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Charalambides are putting out an album on Kranky? Yeek!

S: _Gravitational Pull vs. the Desire for an Aquatic Life_, Stars of the Lid
D: Everything past the first Godspeed album. One of the rare cases where Ned can summon more bile and invective than i can...

-Matt, who can't wait until their catalog is bought by Nike.

Matt Maxwell (Matt M.), Saturday, 11 January 2003 00:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yowch, Matt Maxwell is posting to ILx...

Anyway, search up through KRANK 024 or so. Particular faves: Dadamah, Labradford's self-titled, Bowery Electric's self-titled, both Magnog albums, first two Jessamine albums, the first Dissolve, Roy Montgomery, Windy And Carl, Low, and Stars Of The Lid.

Destroy: most of the other stuff

Chris Barrus (xibalba), Saturday, 11 January 2003 01:28 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Search the newest albums by Loscil and Jessica Bailiff. Last fall, I got promos of all the Kranky releases, and those two really stood out. Outhud seems kind of average. I certainly can't hear what it is that some people get excited over with them. Likewise for Whitman. Christmas Decorations, I don't think anybody gets. Maybe someday the new Fontanelle will click for me. Their first album I had thought was just okay until about the 20th spin, when its demented brilliance suddenly hit me. The real surprise was Jessica Bailiff. She's dumped the ambient meanderings of her first two albums, for a simpler, song-based slo-core style, something like Badalamenti & Cruise.

Curt (cgould), Saturday, 11 January 2003 04:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Search: Labradford - "WR" from _Mi Media Naranja_

Destroy: Low - "Embrace" from _Things We Lost In The Fire_

Clarke B., Saturday, 11 January 2003 06:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I like most of their records but yeah, their attitude does suck quite often. I love the way they flatly refuse to license any of their releases overseas (particularly to Australia). Sons of bitches.

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Saturday, 11 January 2003 10:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Search:
Aix Em Klemm (best ambient guitar record since Apollo), first Jessamine album (the rest are garbage), Pan Am, Labradford.

Destroy:
Fontanelle, Amp, Low, Out Hud.

Chris Ott (Chris Ott), Saturday, 11 January 2003 14:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Search- Jessica Bailiff, Low, GY!BE, Stars Of The Lid, Out Hud
Destroy: "River Made No Sound" by Pan American


Cheers

André Fontes (André Fontes), Saturday, 11 January 2003 16:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
I just bought a new Kranky Kompilation (Krank 077) ... 2.5 hours of music on 2CD's, some old (but recent) material, some unreleased material, and best of all, they're practically giving it away -- it cost me just TEN bucks (CDN, the Katalog lists it at six USD).

Comments:

-- I like OutHud on compilations but still see no need to buy one of their albums

-- I'm not sure what to make of Clear Horizon (Jessica Baliff + Dave Pearce) ... the first half of the song is pleasantly Jessica Baliff, then it's all "cue Flying Saucer Attack" and there's an abrupt shift to an FSA droning thing. It's good, but it feels stapled together more than an actual collab. Interesting choice of track ... I'd like to hear the album so that I can judge properly

-- Why don't I own any Stars of the Lid albums? How can this be?

-- Two Pan.American tracks, which are both excellent, but I always find that PA albums drag.

Anyway, it's a very mellow comp overall ... worth my ten bucks with plenty of room to spare. Has anyone else heard it?

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Sunday, 31 October 2004 19:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i don't get the low hate in this thread..

chris andrews (fraew), Sunday, 31 October 2004 22:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Buy Tired Sounds at once, MIR. Also, Hamilton's Head Phone Over Tone make some beautiful music in a similar vein, with female voices mixed into the drones too. Weirdly, this stuff almost seems to me to be a continuation of La Monte Young/Tony Conrad-style drone minimalism (made a bit more palatable) more than it has anything to do with indie (or other) rock.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Monday, 1 November 2004 00:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, there are clear similarites between SotL and Head Phone Over Tone. All the more reason that I would enjoy "Tired Sounds ..."

One of the unreleased tracks was a SotL song from their upcoming album. It's very much like the "Tired Sounds ..." material (judging from "Requiem for Dying Mothers Part II", also included on the comp).

The entire compilation is more drone/ambient (and psych-folk) than rock (or post-rock(!)). There's nary a percussive beat to be found.

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Monday, 1 November 2004 00:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

... only a couple of exceptions re: beats, i.e. OutHud

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Monday, 1 November 2004 00:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

-- I'm not sure what to make of Clear Horizon (Jessica Baliff + Dave Pearce) ... the first half of the song is pleasantly Jessica Baliff, then it's all "cue Flying Saucer Attack" and there's an abrupt shift to an FSA droning thing. It's good, but it feels stapled together more than an actual collab. Interesting choice of track ... I'd like to hear the album so that I can judge properly
The album is thoroughly fantastic: basically a new FSA album, and I was somewhat stunned that it didn't get more attention, given all the love FSA used to get. As it is, seemed like virtually nobody knew the album existed.

dlp9001, Monday, 1 November 2004 02:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

-- Why don't I own any Stars of the Lid albums? How can this be?
And sure enough, I just recalled that I did d/l some of their stuff a few months ago. Not a full album though, but various tracks and remixes.

Forgetting what music you have is a sign that you either have too much music, or aren't keeping track of it properly. Or both.

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Monday, 1 November 2004 02:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You never told me you're a HPOT fan! Solar Sails was my album of the year last year.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Monday, 1 November 2004 02:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I have "Summer of Love" from a few years back, but I didn't know they released an album last year! I'll have to look around for that one.

They're astounding live, too, but I'm sure you already know that.

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Monday, 1 November 2004 02:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

the autistic daughters (dean roberts &, um, some other people) album is pretty good, if not be mine tonight.

etc, Monday, 1 November 2004 03:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
I just picked up Aix Em Klemm today and it is very, very good. I'm a big fan of Dead Texan, and I didn't even know Adam Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid) had done another collaboration before. "Prue Lewarne" in particular is outstanding.

Search: Nearly everything, especially SOTL, Dead Texan, Aix Em Klemm, Growing

Destroy: Outhud's second album. Ewww...

Zachary Scott (Zach S), Sunday, 19 November 2006 00:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

s: dean roberts - be mine tonight (this is amazing), magnog! (i used to like this but it's been forever), charalambides, low (why all the low hate upthread fuckers?), brent gutzeit - drug money, stars of the lid, dadamah/roy montgomery

d: dunno, i'm not really a big bird show fan

if you ain't got the yolk, you can't emulsify the hollandaise (fauxhemian), Sunday, 19 November 2006 01:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Search: Low, Roy Montgomery, Labradford, Godspeed..

Destroy: Hmm.. I don't know enough about the Kranky roster to play.

Sir Echo (Sir Echo), Sunday, 19 November 2006 02:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

magnog! (i used to like this but it's been forever)

Magnog are still great, v. underappreciated.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 19 November 2006 02:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Just gonna go ahead and post this to encourage any wavering souls to give it a listen, such a cool guitar sound:

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

grandavis, Friday, 24 February 2012 16:16 (six years ago) Permalink

enjoying the new disappears record. no massive departure.

Really excited to hear this, loved the live thing they did with Steve last year.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 24 February 2012 16:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Love the one song I've heard from the new Disappears album. I love both their other albums and, so far, don't really mind if they keep refining the same sound.

scott pgwp (pgwp), Saturday, 25 February 2012 03:19 (six years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

dreamscape do some pretty sweet dream pop, even if their drum machine sounds a bit too secret shine-ish

booger pickup (electricsound), Thursday, 5 July 2012 23:25 (six years ago) Permalink

hahaha, they really wanted to release an EP called "greater than god," didn't they?

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 6 July 2012 18:03 (six years ago) Permalink

lool i was totally unaware it was secret shine related

booger pickup (electricsound), Friday, 6 July 2012 23:15 (six years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

totally enjoying implodes atm -- arrived via ken camden, who has become my default walk-to-work spaceout go-to.

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Friday, 5 October 2012 04:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Any thoughts on Loscil's Sketches from New Brighton?

djh, Monday, 8 October 2012 18:34 (five years ago) Permalink

i bought it on yesterday and really enjoyed it- it hits that spot- it's weird to compare it to the previous records, it's a softer midrange sound, but the same DNA is there.

the tune was space, Monday, 8 October 2012 19:32 (five years ago) Permalink

bought it / put it on oops

the tune was space, Monday, 8 October 2012 19:33 (five years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

new song here:
https://soundcloud.com/kranky/implodes-scattered-in-the-wind

closing section is beautiful, stellar guitar sound will get you right between the eyes

acid in the style of tenpole tudor (NickB), Thursday, 7 March 2013 17:25 (five years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

I was having a Disappears moment on the occasion of the new album, and then this week I was having a Stars of the Lid moment, which reminded me of the Labradford moment I had a month or two back. So out of curiosity/boredom I looked up the whole Kranky catalog and realized that this just might be my favorite label. Man, they have been so consistent for almost twenty years. That said, I also realized how many releases I've not heard! So: I made a Spotify playlist of the entire Kranky catalog, in order from KRANK001 to KRANK182 or wherever they're at currently.

After scouring Spotify (a few artists are kinda hard to search due to weird typography vs html coding), I found every single album except for maybe four. There's a Fontanelle EP, the first Lichens and Nudge records, and a Deerhunger 7" that aren't there. Everything else is there.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 15:59 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X33EZhfB_Kk

Justin Walter album is still one the year's best imo - a really beautiful album of treated trumpet sounds and burbling electronics that that rise up out of the dead quiet of night like jeweled chains set against soft black velvet. Very poised and graceful, kind of like Jon Hassell meets Cluster, but every now and again it also attains this psychoactive kind of Terry Riley meditative dream state.

i'll be your mraz (NickB), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 16:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Can we please see Labradford in that TBA spot?

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 18 September 2013 04:45 (five years ago) Permalink

By the way for those interested - after I made that Kranky playlist mentioned upthread, I started writing my way through the entire catalog. I'm up to the 12th or 13th release at this point. About 170 to go. Scroll back a little to get to the beginning if you're interested: http://sctttnnnt.tumblr.com

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 18 September 2013 04:46 (five years ago) Permalink

started listening to that playlist, what an amazing thing.

eris bueller (lukas), Wednesday, 18 September 2013 05:35 (five years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

By the way for those interested - after I made that Kranky playlist mentioned upthread, I started writing my way through the entire catalog. I'm up to the 12th or 13th release at this point. About 170 to go. Scroll back a little to get to the beginning if you're interested: http://sctttnnnt.tumblr.com

― sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Four months later I've gotten to 96 albums and counting. Handy little archive here, if you like.

This afternoon I was on the Consequence of Sound Aux.Out podcast talking about this project, plus a few digressions. Talked about a lot of Kranky bands, with some shout outs to Windy & Carl, Growing, Charalambides, and others. My bit starts around 38 minutes in and goes til the end, if anyone is interested.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 25 January 2014 04:03 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I see Bleep is offering a 30-track bundle of Kranky tracks.

https://bleep.com/stream/30%20tracks%20of%20kranky?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=30%20tracks%20kranky%20tw

crowhurst, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 06:15 (four years ago) Permalink

It's a Krapload of Kranky!

davey, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 12:25 (four years ago) Permalink

Really enjoying the new Tara Jane O'Neil album on Kranky.

Barnaby, Hardly, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 16:03 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I've been enjoying the TJO album a lot. Still processing it but it's very nice. I basically lost track of her after her first solo album and her various post-Rodan bands broke up (Retsin, Sonora Pine). I didn't realize she had so many solo albums since then - totally fell off my radar.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 23:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah she's been very busy in recent years, in a great way. The new album is indeed lovely.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 23:48 (four years ago) Permalink

Scott, just started reading your Kranky project and am loving it, and getting intoduced to a whole heap oif great stuff via it. Thank you!

ornamental cabbage (James Morrison), Friday, 14 February 2014 04:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh good! Thanks. It's been a lot of fun. I've discovered a lot too, and it's been very rewarding to stick with so many artists' discographies where I might not have given much time if I was just searching music for casual pleasure.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 14 February 2014 04:28 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I've been writing my way through the Kranky catalog for the last eight months. 130 albums down, roughly 50 to go.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 15:14 (four years ago) Permalink

This is still one of the best projects of its kind around.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 15:15 (four years ago) Permalink

Thanks Ned! It's been (mostly) fun.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 16:25 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Enjoying the title track from High Plains' "Cinderland":

https://highplainskranky.bandcamp.com/releases

djh, Friday, 17 February 2017 23:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Demen

https://soundcloud.com/kranky/demen-niorum/s-2Lswu

djh, Thursday, 2 March 2017 18:42 (one year ago) Permalink

Seems like Kranky went on a signing spree. MJ Guider, Forma, Earthen Sea, High Plains, Demen - all new to the label within the last 18 months. By contrast every release in 2014 and 2015 was by an artist who had other albums on the label. The last album by a brand new artist they released before MJ Guider's record last year was the Justin Walters album in 2013.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 3 March 2017 02:43 (one year ago) Permalink

fwiw High Plains is Kranky vet Scott Morgan / Loscil and cellist Mark Bridges. Submers is a fave ambient disc, so stoked for the combo of his aesthetic and a cello.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Friday, 3 March 2017 04:18 (one year ago) Permalink

Does Grouper count? If so, GROUPER FFS PEOPLE.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Friday, 3 March 2017 11:25 (one year ago) Permalink

Gave the Demen an ear last night via an advance, very enjoyable.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 3 March 2017 14:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Ah, didn't realize High Plains was a Loscil project! That excites me.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 3 March 2017 14:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Earthen Sea is good. Abul Mogard-type vibes.

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Saturday, 4 March 2017 00:31 (one year ago) Permalink

not sure where else to post this, but kranky fans might be interested in this:

https://vimeo.com/203361631

Looking back at this historical trajectory, Peter Burr, Mark Fingerhut, and Forma have created a spiraling interdimensional narrative aptly titled DESCENT - a meditation on one of humanity’s blackest hours. Taking the form of a desktop application, descent.exe gives the user a brief glimpse of a world descending into darkness - an unrelenting plague indifferent to the struggles of the user. There is a silver lining, however, tucked into the software’s final sweep. An equanimous watcher, reduced to a single eye, looks on as the plague of rats that has infested your desktop destroys itself.

This video is a recording of descent.exe running alongside Fingerhut's deepdesktop.exe.

Visuals: Peter Burr peterburr.org, undervolt.co/Peter-Burr
Programming: Mark Fingerhut markfingerhut.com/
Music: Forma - Descent (from Physicalist, Kranky 2016) formasounds.bandcamp.com/, formasounds.com/

i ran across it because i really like peter burr, but the music is outstanding too. turns out it's from a recent kranky release (Forma - Physicalist) which came out last fall.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:32 (one year ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

I'm about to pre-order the new/old Grouper LP from kranky, but i want to pick up a couple others at the same time. are there any especially good, recent kranky releases? i've kind of drifted away from them over the years, to the point where i'm not sure i've even listened to anything by several of the most recent artists (Christina Vantzou, Dedekind Cut, Justin Walker, Demen, Earthen Sea, Anjou).

and in my opinionation, the sun is gonna surely shine♪♫ (Karl Malone), Thursday, 8 March 2018 23:36 (six months ago) Permalink

Justin Walter is great - parts of his most recent album sound like Labradford filtered through ECM (in a good way)

The Gregg Kowalsky album is modular synth melancholia stuff, definitely solid if you like that sort of thing

The little I heard of the new Dedekind Cut album sounded nice, if instantly forgettable as soon as it was no longer playing (which is a criticism I have of a lot of this stuff)

Anjou is essential if you like Labradford, though it's definitely its own thing - it's Bobby Donne's most recent (not really new) project and it's wonderful

Good luck, tell us what you end up choosing!

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 9 March 2018 00:04 (six months ago) Permalink

Christina Vantzou is great - in the vein of Winged Victory for the Sullen. And for that matter Winged Victory for the Sullen is great too if you haven't picked that up.

I second the Justin Walter rec - he's probably my favorite of their most recent group of signees (say, the last 4 years or so).

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 9 March 2018 15:13 (six months ago) Permalink

need to listen to that justin walter again. his debut on kranky was amazing but the recent one didn't really grab me all that much tbh

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Friday, 9 March 2018 15:33 (six months ago) Permalink

I do like the debiut more, but the second album is good too.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 9 March 2018 20:04 (six months ago) Permalink

Here's a vote for Justin Walter - Unseen Forces

Evan, Friday, 9 March 2018 20:06 (six months ago) Permalink

Never heard the first one. Same general vibe?

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 9 March 2018 20:14 (six months ago) Permalink

Yes, same general vibe. Might be a case of "first one I heard" but I just like it a hair more than the second.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 9 March 2018 20:49 (six months ago) Permalink

the Demen album is incredible, probably my favorite of 2017

https://youtu.be/uXcTSlsme1s

groovemaaan, Friday, 9 March 2018 21:10 (six months ago) Permalink

I think I played Demen's Nektyr more than any other record last year. Justin Walter is also a safe pick (I prefer his second album – and yes, I did hear it first).

pomenitul, Friday, 9 March 2018 21:14 (six months ago) Permalink

xposts....:( i was apparently so impatient yesterday that i couldn't even wait 30 minutes for a reply before submitting my order. i ended up adding tim hecker's virgins to my order, just i've listened to so much of his music via spotify without actually owning anything. feels like i owe him a little.

if i could turn back time, if i could find a way, i'd probably give justin walter a shot. next time!

and in my opinionation, the sun is gonna surely shine♪♫ (Karl Malone), Friday, 9 March 2018 22:30 (six months ago) Permalink


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