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love this shit.

"universal mind" is the jam.

max, Saturday, 28 February 2009 01:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't know anything about this but both the band/act name & the title you cite are fuckin rad.

Whiney G. Weingarten (J0hn D.), Saturday, 28 February 2009 01:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

artificial intelligence is my fave.

mizzell, Saturday, 28 February 2009 01:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love "Artificial Intelligence." Was surprised to find out she had only just signed to IDIB after putting out a few singles elsewhere; that name is just so on-the-nose.

Telephone thing, Saturday, 28 February 2009 02:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah i just assumed it was a johnny jewel project.

paper plans (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 28 February 2009 02:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

just listened to it for the first time. it's pretty great. i wish it wasn't AS lo-fi. i dig the concept of it, but i think it could use to get rid of some tape his and eq it better. it reminds me of a lost minimal synth record.

(jaxon) ( .) ( .) (jaxon), Saturday, 28 February 2009 03:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

max, you didn't mention that she went to your lolcollege

(jaxon) ( .) ( .) (jaxon), Saturday, 28 February 2009 03:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

check out Fan Death if you haven't. not lo-fi at all, but mining the same IDIB terrain

(jaxon) ( .) ( .) (jaxon), Saturday, 28 February 2009 03:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

i've only got the 12", it's aight. is it the girl from chromatics on vocals as well? if anything it proved that jj knows how to write a really infectious bassline

rio (r1o natsume), Saturday, 28 February 2009 13:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

it makes me think more of early 80s electro rnb than it does minimal synth

rio (r1o natsume), Saturday, 28 February 2009 13:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

i like this a lot more than fan death, the stylized lo-fi production def does it for me. it seems like she's aiming for something more like bedroom pop than anyone else on idib, almost like that tickley feather record from last year but slightly danceable

all-seeing eye of horus (psychgawsple), Saturday, 28 February 2009 20:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah this shit is mellow as fuck, thank you max, really enjoying

Whiney G. Weingarten (J0hn D.), Saturday, 28 February 2009 20:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

johnny jewel doesn't have anything to do w/this, does he?

(jaxon) ( .) ( .) (jaxon), Saturday, 28 February 2009 22:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

not with anything she/they've recorded so far, i don't think. but nite jewel is part of an idib party next week, which would be tempting if i didn't have plans that night. (although tbh i'm kind of skeptical of how that stuff plays live. it seems more tailored to headsets, car stereos and late-night living room soundsystems.)

paper plans (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 28 February 2009 22:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love Artificial Intelligence to death.

dan selzer, Sunday, 1 March 2009 03:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

great set on fmu a week or two back, worth checking out. even spacier than on record.

schlump, Sunday, 1 March 2009 04:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

can't wait til 'want you back' is in my hands (april i think)

deveraux billings (schlump), Tuesday, 10 March 2009 04:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

loved these dudes live last week.

s1ocki, Tuesday, 10 March 2009 04:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

album is so hot.

Just one thing I was thinking about as I was getting on the copter (J0hn D.), Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

i need to check this out

baaderonixx, Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

It's only available on vinyl, right? I love all the IDIB stuff (a lot) but this one hasn't appeared for sale on iTunes or eMusic or anything. I have heard one song on a sampler and it was really, really great. Can't get enough haunting icy horror movie soundtrack-y stuff.

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

i think i like "universal mind" much better than everything else on here, and sonically it's quite an outlier. the rest is there but doesnt do much for me

europeen handball (k3vin k.), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

its available on CD too! or it was--may be sold out. mike had it at the italians store for a while. the album is actually out on human ear (vinyl) and gloriette (cd), not italians... she just has done a couple 12" w/ them, plus opened for glass candy a couple times.

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

A+ album

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

still waiting on "want you back" 12" on idib. i will flatly not hear most of this summer's best songs but it is the kind of thing i want to christen THIS SUMMER'S SUMMEREST JAM.

lp is a real grower. the lover cover used to fade by but its slink has swayed me.

corps of discovery (schlump), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

the album is actually out on human ear (vinyl) and gloriette (cd), not italians...

aha... looks like it's the reverse: Human Ear has the CD, but it's still listed as a "pre-order" (even though the release date is listed as December 25th, 2008). It's $12. The vinyl on Gloriette is sold out. Another Google link showed there was some other CD-R thing (different from the album) sold exclusively through the Other Music site last year, but that's all gone.

Is it not really worth it, money-wise, for small labels like IDIB/Gloriette/Human Ear to sell stuff digitally? Or why else wouldn't they?

Mike was putting the IDIB stuff on iTunes for a while, but the newest ones (Bottin, Nite Jewel, Twisted Wires) haven't shown up on there.

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Thursday, 16 April 2009 16:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

whoops yeah, youre right

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Thursday, 16 April 2009 16:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

the CD-R that was other music only is mostly stuff that ended up on good evening i think

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Thursday, 16 April 2009 16:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

in one form or another

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Thursday, 16 April 2009 16:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah I think "Good Evening" = "My CD" (the cdr thing) plus some bonus tracks off her 12"s

dmr, Thursday, 16 April 2009 16:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

three months pass...


ken taylrr, Friday, 31 July 2009 17:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^Exactly....252 listens in a week. "What Did He Say" is pretty damn special.

Spinspin Sugah, Friday, 31 July 2009 20:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

still haven't heard the album but the first 12" has been played all year since i got in like november i think. really good. i see it as a dark and moody take on all those great sassy female vocalled west end tracks like "another man"

is she good live? playing over here in august

damo tsu tsuki (r1o natsume), Friday, 31 July 2009 21:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

i remember askin someone - maybe slocki? - and he gave her the thumbs up

just sayin, Friday, 31 July 2009 23:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

i never usually buy $10 12" singles but the new one is so great

the heart is a lonely hamster (schlump), Sunday, 16 August 2009 02:55 (seven years ago) Permalink


flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 16 August 2009 04:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

so dreamy. "want you back" is like a melted fantasy of madonna.

flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 16 August 2009 04:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

her weakest track...the ONLY weak track.

Spinspin Sugah, Sunday, 16 August 2009 05:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

ha, no. the album does have some weakish tracks, but they don't bother me in the context of the album. but "want you back" is peak material. it's not afraid of itself.

flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 16 August 2009 05:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Can't stop listening to Want You Back

Trip Maker, Thursday, 27 August 2009 22:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

that "artificial intelligence" song upthread is really nice. the synths are very nostalgic to me. they remind me of joe jackson or something. or like 80s yes.

Thought you were regal/Now who needs "Boston Legal"? (M@tt He1ges0n), Thursday, 27 August 2009 22:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

i like the new song, bass is really huge and gets me

d.o.a. - y? (k3vin k.), Friday, 28 August 2009 04:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

Want You Back is pretty awesome

dmr, Friday, 28 August 2009 06:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

yea - love want you back. not lo-fi at all compared to her other stuff

just sayin, Friday, 28 August 2009 07:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

Really loving Want You Back.

The video:

plazzTT, Friday, 28 August 2009 10:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this reminds me of pauline murray and the invisible places, it's a great record.

I see what this is (Local Garda), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 20:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

yea this record rules hard

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 20:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

also julee cruise

I see what this is (Local Garda), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 20:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

Love this. Heard from folks who saw her in London that it was a bit dull live, but I guess I can see it might. Great stuff though.

craigboney (Mister Craig), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 21:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

nite jewel + dam-funk = Nite-Funk

mizzell, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah so heavy & unusual; bc it starts so unadorned it was v surprising to play the record & hear it, but it has shades of the weird repurposing mission nj records have generally, i think. i remember reading some interview w her forever ago where she talks abt synthetic sounds from the eighties having a second act, like there having been a literally creative phase in which instruments were invented but their use being sort of truncated by the limits of the era in which they were populated, & it's so hazy & kind of eerie to hear her duet in sync w/ chiming synth noise

schlump, Sunday, 19 June 2016 00:26 (one year ago) Permalink

agree, it's a very strange *sounding* album but can't put my finger on exactly how

calstars, Sunday, 19 June 2016 03:01 (one year ago) Permalink

i don't like the vocals

ejemplo (crüt), Monday, 20 June 2016 13:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Too much echo and reverb. There seems to be some good singing underneath all of tgat, but it's hard to tell.

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Monday, 20 June 2016 13:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Nite Funk is out today. Dam's jams are nice and Ramona plays a subdued role vocally for the most part.

calstars, Friday, 1 July 2016 21:17 (one year ago) Permalink

i will pay for the next year of ilx hosting if i am allowed to delete this thread

schlump, Sunday, 3 July 2016 03:06 (one year ago) Permalink


johnny crunch, Sunday, 3 July 2016 03:27 (one year ago) Permalink


calstars, Sunday, 3 July 2016 04:07 (one year ago) Permalink

i am just being difficult but i am enjoying this record so much !, + then halfway thru listening i remember the internet's ambivalence + kick a hole in the speaker, snap the arm from the turntable, take a bite out of the record + beat my chest wailing like harvey keitel. i saw her play w julia holter a few nights ago. it is such a good record, i think, + super interesting to hear her talk abt it existing as a kind fundamental full-circle nj record, like sharing so much dna w the first lp. the slow jams really grow on me too.

i bought the lp + read the v spare words for the first song i'd been getting hung up on, i still can't tell why it's spookin me so, living in this quiet zone. so gd !

schlump, Sunday, 3 July 2016 04:22 (one year ago) Permalink

im gonna go see her on wed im excited, not planning on listening to the new alb before that tho

johnny crunch, Monday, 4 July 2016 00:30 (one year ago) Permalink

there was some local witchhouse opener i dug it tbh

johnny crunch, Thursday, 7 July 2016 02:48 (one year ago) Permalink

nothing but scenery really stands out imo

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:07 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

this is as good as the first lp i think, rly classic

schlump, Friday, 23 September 2016 14:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'm warming up to it, but I wish it had more hooks

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Friday, 23 September 2016 14:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

this is rly the 'i wish it had likable characters' of music to me

schlump, Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

will always be enamoured with Ramona but yeah
I can recommend her Maia thing on Bandcamp

calstars, Saturday, 24 September 2016 01:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:26 (three months ago) Permalink

OK wow I love her again

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:46 (three months ago) Permalink

Nite Jewel's last full length was pretty decent (particularly like "Running Out of Time"). Opening with "Nothing But Scenery" was an odd choice though as it feels like the album loses momentum instantly.

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 21:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Do all the LA artists go to the same beach up the coast to shoot their videos? I feel like I just saw one like this starring weyes blood.

calstars, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 23:12 (three months ago) Permalink

3 listens in
Sounds like a jammier version of "goes through your head"
Happy to hear the major key cues

calstars, Saturday, 25 March 2017 16:51 (three months ago) Permalink

this is so damn good, it's been stuck in my head all weekend

joshywinty (josh), Monday, 27 March 2017 03:34 (three months ago) Permalink

Sounds good blaring from the stereo

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 27 March 2017 03:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Love this track she did for GTA too

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 27 March 2017 04:00 (three months ago) Permalink

Heard an advance of the full's nice? Not deathless.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 27 March 2017 04:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Tell us more Ned...does it sound like the last one or is it brighter? Like the hypnagogic pop of her first one or less slanted?

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 27 March 2017 05:22 (three months ago) Permalink

New one not as upbeat as the other but still very welcome
Kind of wish I could make out the words though?

calstars, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 01:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Here's my attempt at most of it:

I saw you out
it was in a dream
you talked to me
but what did it mean?

took me home
sitting on the couch
it was dark
I was out

please don't let the light in
cuz we're trying
to find you in the space that's in between us

i still believe in space
cover up my eyes again
seem like you're away (?)

is it you (??)


the answer is love
the answer is love


Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 01:35 (three months ago) Permalink

I thought it was "the answer is no"

calstars, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 01:58 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah I think it's "no". Seems like this album is a logical progression from Nite-Funk so far

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 02:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 18:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Looks like Nite Jewel also just put out an EP called "Obsession", all tracks below

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Friday, 21 April 2017 01:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Newest one "had to let me go" is the most funky of the singles so far:

calstars, Sunday, 30 April 2017 16:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Wish the Meters could play rhythm on it.

calstars, Sunday, 30 April 2017 16:55 (two months ago) Permalink

^ Nice track. "Obsession" EP has grown on me; it's uniformly chill which initially turned me off, but I found it compelling in the rain today. Sublime and insular, with the highlights "Real High" and "Real Low", gorgeous tracks with alien, aquatic synth bursts.

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 3 May 2017 23:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Haven't heard the EP but will ASAP

I also think this latest one is the one she's most invested and engaged in

calstars, Thursday, 4 May 2017 00:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah this might be my favorite since One Second days

calstars, Saturday, 6 May 2017 01:03 (two months ago) Permalink

This album is so good

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 8 May 2017 21:41 (two months ago) Permalink

"Clive" from One Second goes perfectly into Death In Vegas "Girls". Tracks separated at birth

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 8 May 2017 21:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Here's the Obsession EP

calstars, Monday, 8 May 2017 21:51 (two months ago) Permalink

^ Awesome, calstars. "Real Low" is beautiful.

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 8 May 2017 21:53 (two months ago) Permalink

very much in character but i love this record

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 12 May 2017 16:35 (two months ago) Permalink

this record is so dreamy and beautiful. i've loved her since good evening and it's so great to see her produce a record as solid and confident as this without losing her character, like brad said

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 19 May 2017 21:33 (two months ago) Permalink

This album is so good. I really wasn't that excited when I put it on as Liquid Cool didn't do a lot for me. I think this could be her best album.

kitchen person, Saturday, 20 May 2017 01:07 (two months ago) Permalink

Starting to think kitchen is right that this is her best album. It's gorgeous

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Sunday, 21 May 2017 00:20 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Pretty bummed I can't see her tomorrow night cuz I'm unemployed/broke. That's life

Unchanging Window (Ross), Monday, 10 July 2017 23:15 (one week ago) Permalink

album's been growing on me, might have to give last year's ep another shot.

Moodles, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 01:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Moodles, you mean Nite-Funk? Yeah that's a good one and indicative of where she ended up on this new one. Turns out I'm seeing her tonight after all, so stoked - one of my favourite artists

Unchanging Window (Ross), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 18:03 (one week ago) Permalink

I should give that one another shot too, but I was thinking of Liquid Cool, which I forgot was a full album.

Moodles, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 18:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Saw her last night and she was great. Duo with a keyboardist which allows Ramona more of an open air to sing and not play keys primarily. She's a wicked musician and a great singer, particular highlights were a blistering version of "Running Out of Time" and "What Did He Say?"

Also "Obsession" EP has become the dark counterpoint to "Real High". It contains many of the same tracks but is much more sullen and comedown than the LP. "Real Low" revisits the title track from her last LP in instrumental form and is lovely.

Paisley Window Pane (Ross), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:15 (one week ago) Permalink

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