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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 (seventeen years ago) link

Destroy: Out Hud, Low

Search: Labradford (esp. first four records)

hstencil, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:08 (seventeen years ago) link

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

gi66y, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:13 (seventeen years ago) link

Destroy: Godspeed

Search: Dadamah

hstencil, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:15 (seventeen years ago) link

Search: OUTHUD

gi66y, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:18 (seventeen years ago) link

we heard you the first time.

hstencil, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:19 (seventeen years ago) link

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

Amateurist (amateurist), Friday, 10 January 2003 19:22 (seventeen years ago) link

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

hstencil, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:22 (seventeen years ago) link

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

gi66y, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:39 (seventeen years ago) link

Oh gee, how could I?

Oh yeah:

hstencil, Friday, 10 January 2003 19:40 (seventeen years ago) link

search: keith fullerton whitman, outhud

marcg (marcg), Friday, 10 January 2003 19:40 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

the first bowery electric album is nice

gareth (gareth), Friday, 10 January 2003 20:02 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

hsetncil, Friday, 10 January 2003 21:50 (seventeen years ago) link

that's hilarious!

marcg (marcg), Friday, 10 January 2003 21:58 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

search: loscil (second album, especially)

todd burns, Friday, 10 January 2003 22:40 (seventeen years ago) link


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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

chris andrews (fraew), Sunday, 31 October 2004 22:21 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Monday, 1 November 2004 00:53 (fifteen years ago) link

-- 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 (fifteen years ago) link

-- 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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

It's a Krapload of Kranky!

davey, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 12:25 (six years ago) link

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

Barnaby, Hardly, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 16:03 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 15:15 (six years ago) link

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

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 16:25 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

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

https://highplainskranky.bandcamp.com/releases

djh, Friday, 17 February 2017 23:51 (three years ago) link

Demen

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

djh, Thursday, 2 March 2017 18:42 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

Does Grouper count? If so, GROUPER FFS PEOPLE.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Friday, 3 March 2017 11:25 (three years ago) link

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

Ned Raggett, Friday, 3 March 2017 14:02 (three years ago) link

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

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 3 March 2017 14:11 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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).

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 9 March 2018 20:04 (two years ago) link

Here's a vote for Justin Walter - Unseen Forces

Evan, Friday, 9 March 2018 20:06 (two years ago) link

Never heard the first one. Same general vibe?

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 9 March 2018 20:14 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

the Demen album is incredible, probably my favorite of 2017

https://youtu.be/uXcTSlsme1s

groovemaaan, Friday, 9 March 2018 21:10 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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!

seven months pass...

25th Anniversary shows in Portland, Chicago, LA, NYC: http://www.factmag.com/2018/10/23/grouper-loscil-steve-hauschildt-kranky-25th-anniversary-shows/?fbclid=IwAR1HDyg2yd7sz7bSbzPBsxd18OgFeLxk8PD5X1du0I_9JRwUOH15-troUPo

Nov 16 – Portland, OR w/ Loscil, Valet, Saloli
Nov 17 – Portland, OR w/ Grouper, Benoit Pioulard, Strategy
Dec 1 – Los Angeles, CA w/ Grouper, Brian McBride, Less Bells
Dec 8 – Chicago, IL w/ Windy & Carl, Pan•American, Steve Hauschildt, Justin Walter
Dec 15 – NY w/ Christina Vantzou, Forma, Earthen Sea, Saloli

By the way - five years ago I posted about a spotify playlist I made of the entire Kranky catalog. I still keep that playlist up to date.
https://open.spotify.com/user/scottpgwp/playlist/6LjovhU0NCPKEMmSAPEWBZ?si=9SyijQ8qSEmoYbUUhy24sQ

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 20:33 (one year ago) link

Fuck: this tour needs to come to Europe.

Also fuck: Kranky is 25 years old = therefore I am ridiculously old :-/

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 20:35 (one year ago) link

Based on who's playing where, it doesn't look really like a "tour" - all those acts are essentially local to the cities they're playing, I think. or at least they don't live far.

In any case - I would LOVE to see that Chicago set. It's probably been 20 years since I last saw Windy & Carl! And I've never seen Pan*American.

But, I've also never seen Grouper so I'll be excited for that LA show. Brian McBride's first album ("When the Detail Lost its Freedom") is also an unheralded classic from the label - anyone who loves the last two Stars of the Lid albums should also love that album. It is nine-tenths perfection.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 21:15 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

thought some people here might be interested that I am about to put out a (superb) new Dean Roberts record on my ErstPop imprint. I am bad about getting the word out usually but in case you are interested, available for preorder now with immediate DL access, and the great first track is streaming...

https://erstwhilerecords.bandcamp.com/album/not-fire

jon abbey, Thursday, 6 February 2020 09:39 (three months ago) link

stellar news and that looks like a great line-up of players! super excited to hear it all - will try and order a bit later

ymo sumac (NickB), Thursday, 6 February 2020 10:04 (three months ago) link

Oh I was wondering where Dean Roberts had disappeared. Seriously pumped!

toilet-cleaning brain surgeon (pomenitul), Thursday, 6 February 2020 10:05 (three months ago) link

Additional:

Ekkehard Ehlers - Advisor

😎

Great news Jon, looking forward to this!

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 6 February 2020 10:22 (three months ago) link

oh wow, cool! was thinking about White Winged Moth and Dean and wondering what the hell had happened to him.

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 6 February 2020 11:14 (three months ago) link

will buy. thanks for the head's up!

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 6 February 2020 14:23 (three months ago) link

Great news, Dean/AD are Kranky's best-kept secret, sadly.

Maresn3st, Thursday, 6 February 2020 21:22 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

that Dean Roberts is shipping now, CDs printed amazing with full lyrics inside, Pitchfork review coming shortly.

jon abbey, Friday, 6 March 2020 00:37 (two months ago) link

New Windy and Carl kills. Absolutely one of their best. (It's not quite, say, their Double Negative but it comes from a similar place.)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 6 March 2020 01:07 (two months ago) link

Which W&C is that? Forest Trails or something else?

nikola, Friday, 6 March 2020 01:19 (two months ago) link

New one:

https://windyandcarl.bandcamp.com/album/allegiance-and-conviction

Ned Raggett, Friday, 6 March 2020 03:25 (two months ago) link

I like the new Dean Roberts but can't help but feel like its deliberately prosaic lyricism detracts from it somewhat, as though he were weaving an aural narrative about failed interpersonal relationships from the wizened perspective of a 50-something divorcee or whatever and I just find that shit hopelessly dull, like a Jonathan Franzen novel.

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Saturday, 7 March 2020 11:00 (two months ago) link

Basically I hate psychosocial lyrics that make me feel like I'm supposed to relate to them, like 'wow so true man'.

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Saturday, 7 March 2020 11:03 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Unsurprisingly, the new Windy & Carl is indeed fantastic.

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 28 March 2020 12:32 (two months ago) link

Listened to it twice in a row last night. It’s terrific.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 28 March 2020 15:51 (two months ago) link

It is indeed. I'll have a piece running soon -- did a big ol' interview with them, though only a few samples of it will be used in the final result.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 28 March 2020 17:58 (two months ago) link


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