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There's no Shackleton mention it seems. Three EPs is incredible music, tribal percussion dark ambient atmosphere and it's Techno. Bass is huge. People say it sounds like Muslimgauze, which albums?

http://img.hipersonica.com/2009/12/shackleton-three-eps.jpg

I need more music like this.

Raime EP is cool too, very promising.

laser precise purpose maker era, Sunday, 24 October 2010 01:36 (thirteen years ago) link

He's doing the next Fabriclive, I think.

No Good, Scrunty-Looking, Narf Herder (Gukbe), Sunday, 24 October 2010 01:42 (thirteen years ago) link

You'll definitely find some discussion on the dubstep threads and some other dance music threads. (Not saying he doesn't deserve his own.)

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 24 October 2010 01:42 (thirteen years ago) link

So who is Vengeance Tenfold?

mh, Monday, 1 November 2010 21:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Odd I never noticed there's no thread about him.

Moka, Monday, 1 November 2010 21:21 (thirteen years ago) link

There could be a musical relation to Muslimgauze, not really know which songs or albums (and his output is exhaustingly vast) but I do recall hearing some Muslimgauze in the past that fitted the bill: Deep bass, tribal drumming, dark ambience.

Moka, Monday, 1 November 2010 21:23 (thirteen years ago) link

Also recommend: Demdike Stare, The Caretaker, Ramadanman

Moka, Monday, 1 November 2010 21:25 (thirteen years ago) link

Also been listening to this record this week:

http://boomkat.com/downloads/346280-ensemble-economique-psychical

Some tracks are reminiscent of Shackleton's style.

Moka, Monday, 1 November 2010 21:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Also (obviously) Mordant Music and Badawi.

Of the list you gave, I was able to see both Demdike Stare and The Caretaker this year. Well worth it.

mh, Monday, 1 November 2010 21:41 (thirteen years ago) link

An oldie but goodie:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORN4Gfrkn2A

A brownish area with points (chap), Monday, 1 November 2010 22:46 (thirteen years ago) link

as I mentioned elsewhere, the forthcoming Horsepower Productions is great for old-style dubstep given a good bit of modern spit'n'polish.

The Great Cool Lulu who sleeps in Riley... (dog latin), Monday, 15 November 2010 15:48 (thirteen years ago) link

Vengeance Tenfold is the vocalist from Death is Not Final (on the rope tightens). I don't know if he does anything beyond vocals, but I think vocals is the main implication.

EDB, Monday, 15 November 2010 20:25 (thirteen years ago) link

The Wire's interview explains he's an old friend of Shackleton's. When I asked who he was, it wasn't as a query as to his contributions (which are kind of obvious), but as in "who is this guy, is this his only excursion into music, does he have a name he uses that is not Vengeance Tenfold?"

But yes, read the interview, it's great.

mh, Monday, 15 November 2010 20:47 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Ok thanks. I just found these three by accident the last week and they are outstanding. Sort of a 21th century dub techno based on ancient african rhythm? Seriously deep stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miguEsoq3d4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnTkuHr1oNE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gb4RDySki4

T++'s Wireless belongs here too, even if I still can't parse the thing. I'll keep listening.

Umm, I think that's my glass. (laser precise purpose maker era), Tuesday, 11 January 2011 15:20 (thirteen years ago) link

I prefer the earlier Skull stuff to 3 EPs tbh.

A brownish area with points (chap), Tuesday, 11 January 2011 15:24 (thirteen years ago) link

Those first two are from this comp (in case you didn't already know):

http://www.discogs.com/Various-Tradi-Mods-Vs-Rockers-Alternative-Takes-On-Congotronics/release/2637780

seminal fuiud (NickB), Tuesday, 11 January 2011 15:33 (thirteen years ago) link

Also some news:

http://www.honestjons.com/label.php?Forthcoming=1

seminal fuiud (NickB), Tuesday, 11 January 2011 15:38 (thirteen years ago) link

Love Mordant Music a whole lot, so pretty keen on that first one.

seminal fuiud (NickB), Tuesday, 11 January 2011 15:39 (thirteen years ago) link

T++ is much more of a junglist thing i think than shackleton

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 15:49 (thirteen years ago) link

on a vaguely similar "Sort of a 21th century dub techno based on ancient african rhythm?" tip you might enjoy this Kangding Ray tune from last year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ufQ-ZghC3I

rhythmically T++ reminds me a lot of that early 00s stuff people were calling "sublow", sort've the ravier end of grime -- stuff like Jon E Cash, Geeneus, Musical Mobb, that kinda thing

ot but Mordant Music also has a collab w/ Ekoplekz apparently due out this year, should be big

missingNO, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 16:10 (thirteen years ago) link

He's doing the next Fabriclive, I think.

It's Fabric 55. Pretty cool stuff although I think Fabric should veto the next guy who wants to do a mix of all his own material now that there have been three in the span of what, a year? Year and a half?

1 Come Up
2 Moon Over Joseph's Burial
3 Hypno Angel
4 Visontele
5 Blood Rhythm With Wishy Drones
6 Operatic Waves
7 Closeness To Nature
8 Negative Thoughts
9 Death is Not Final
10 International Fires
11 Paper
12 Deadman
13 Point One, Sense It
14 Man On a String Part 1
15 Man On a String Part 2
16 Ice
17 Busted Spirit
18 Bottles
19 New Dawn
20 Something Has Got To Give
21 Massacre
22 Stripped

dmr, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 18:26 (thirteen years ago) link

I liked the mix a lot though, hadn't heard any Shackleton since Sound Bwoy's Ashes so it was all new to me

dmr, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 18:27 (thirteen years ago) link

14 Man On a String Part 1

^ most interesting part of the mix, in my ears anyway

The Macallan 18 Year, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 18:43 (thirteen years ago) link

dmr are you counting the villalobos one? that was a lot longer ago than a year + a half i think... or has there been another one apart from omar s

just sayin, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 18:45 (thirteen years ago) link

there have been three in the span of what, a year? Year and a half?

3 years - http://www.discogs.com/Ricardo-Villalobos-Fabric-36/release/1061625 released in 07

Sometimes own material works best. I don't see an issue and don't see why Fabric should veto producers who are at the level who do it - all three producers who've done it are exceptional

du mein bestie (micarl), Tuesday, 11 January 2011 18:52 (thirteen years ago) link

wow villalobos was that long ago. my bad.

I guess I'd like to actually hear a DJ mix from some of these guys instead of a quasi-album.

that said, I still listen to the Omar-S fabric a ton.

dmr, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 18:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, it doesn't hurt that the Villalobos and Omar-S mixes are both totally ace in their own right.

EDB, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 19:31 (thirteen years ago) link

the skull disco stuff is great. 3 eps didn't really do anything for me, was kind of a relief to read in his interview with blackdown that he wasn't too fussy on it himself. i'd say the skull stuff is the more muzlimgauzey.

new fabric mix is 75% brilliant. the way the layers and rhythms interlock and shift is just what i've been looking for. i hope he has more of that up his sleeve.

just need to see him live now.

sawan, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 09:42 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Of the new releases, Fireworks and the T++ remix of the same are definite favorites

mh, Wednesday, 23 February 2011 17:59 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

Loving these Drawbar Organ EPs. Anyone heard 'em?

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 3 June 2012 21:38 (twelve years ago) link

^^ Really good.

Shackleton on a NoMeansNo remix album? Whaaa? From their facebook:

Tracklist for the NMN electronic remix album, out later this year:

1 - Deadbeat - The River
2 - Shackleton - Dark Ages
3 - Miles (Demdike Stare) - Rags and Bones
4 - Orphx - Metronome

errant flynn, Monday, 4 June 2012 01:26 (twelve years ago) link

Woah. Dark Ages, cool.
Shackleton's remix of To Rococo Rot's "Fridays" is his most rock-oriented to date, and it's fantastic. Looking forward to the remix album (EP?)

willem, Monday, 4 June 2012 10:42 (twelve years ago) link

That remixer list makes me think I should check out that band.

mh, Monday, 4 June 2012 15:46 (twelve years ago) link

This is most momentous news. (The Shackleton album's ace by the way.)

Ima Skim Read That Bitch (Doran), Monday, 4 June 2012 18:14 (twelve years ago) link

four months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVvn0h93uQw

errant flynn, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 00:11 (eleven years ago) link

Now I'm not saying I'm old but that's seriously great

willem, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 04:37 (eleven years ago) link

Anyone into the Pinch/Shackleton record? The first four tracks are fantastic, then it gets a bit samey.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 17:27 (eleven years ago) link

all of shackleton is a bit samey, unfortunately

the late great, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 17:30 (eleven years ago) link

i will say the pinch/shackleton album is much better than the shackleton 2xcd set, partly because of no spoken word and partly also because it still sorta sounds like dubstep as opposed to the dark ambient version of steve reich

the late great, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 17:31 (eleven years ago) link

but personally i more or less tuned him out after the fabric mix (even though i picked up pinch/shackleton and still listen to it occasionally)

the late great, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 17:32 (eleven years ago) link

Been listening to the Drawbar Organ EPs quite a bit recently. The organ adds colour and an extra dimension that is sometimes missing in his other stuff. Just need to hear it on a decent sound system and I'll be in 7th-heaven.

Not feeling Music For The Quiet Hour however. Maybe just need to spend some time with it.

millmeister, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 18:18 (eleven years ago) link

i loved the pinch/shackleton collab, like the double cd thing too, but i'm still letting it sink in properly. what i like about him are the mysterious physical spaces that his music evokes - sometimes it's like a fetid breeze blowing through a dark cobwebbed labyrinth, sometimes it's like shadows moving across a de chirico-esque haunted urban space. same sort of feeling as sawII era aphex maybe?

Superphysical Resurrection (NickB), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 19:01 (eleven years ago) link

nicely put

the late great, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 19:04 (eleven years ago) link

that feeling of being in an empty, depopulated zone and yet feeling some sort of strange presence there

Superphysical Resurrection (NickB), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 19:25 (eleven years ago) link

He certainly evokes the strongest and strangest mental images of any current dubstep (post-dubstep, whatever) producer. He'd be great at scoring movies I think.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:07 (eleven years ago) link

Shackleton live is something quite special. The organ noises do really open his sound palette, but I think that three albums in two years (granted, one was a collaborative effort) is a bit much and a little selectivity would probably edge his releases from being good to essential.

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 20:19 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

i really love the drawbar organ eps, one of the best things i've discovered from various EOY lists - been listening a lot through hungover fugs this past week

i like music for the quiet hour too but don't feel like i've got a handle on it yet - i love how detailed and intricate it is

lex pretend, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 12:46 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

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

^ i didn't even really know what a drawbar organ was until about a minute ago

a la recherche du tempbans perdu (NickB), Friday, 25 January 2013 00:44 (eleven years ago) link

that's just a little app that replicates the actual thing btw

a la recherche du tempbans perdu (NickB), Friday, 25 January 2013 00:49 (eleven years ago) link

Werner Herzog sample fits so neatly into the mood of the proceedings as to be redundant.

lukas, Monday, 13 September 2021 23:02 (two years ago) link

different mood this time but still great and innovative. He's a genius, imho.

StanM, Thursday, 23 September 2021 21:40 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

er...

koogs, Wednesday, 9 March 2022 09:38 (two years ago) link

lol

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 9 March 2022 09:51 (two years ago) link

years of clicking on this thread pay off at last (i discover something i was already pointed to outside ilx)

mark s, Wednesday, 9 March 2022 10:03 (two years ago) link

funny, the last Shackleton thing I listened too could have had polar soundscape field recordings as pads

Swanswans, Wednesday, 9 March 2022 10:07 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

Wow, loving this.

death generator (lukas), Saturday, 20 August 2022 17:09 (one year ago) link

Likewise (and I'd completely missed that it existed, so thanks for posting it).

toby, Sunday, 21 August 2022 06:54 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

It's amazing! Probably the best thing he's done since Three EPs. Very Skull Discoish

paolo, Friday, 14 October 2022 13:08 (one year ago) link

this album is absolutely immense Sunday music

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 16 October 2022 09:29 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

https://ra.co/news/78568

Clip sounds good! Shame about the title though

paolo, Wednesday, 22 February 2023 16:43 (one year ago) link

Shackleton's collaborations are always the best

excited!

StanM, Friday, 3 March 2023 21:02 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

is it just me or is this new one ultra weird? i feel like i’ve gotten a bit too used to his tricks, but this one brings back the old “wtf is going on” sensation i’ve been missing since the fabric mix

the late great, Friday, 16 June 2023 00:20 (one year ago) link

“serotonin”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbk4oQ_Wncs

the late great, Friday, 16 June 2023 00:21 (one year ago) link

Two other new projects, one from last month:
https://modernobscuremusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side-of-devastation

One out today:
https://boomkat.com/products/choose-mortality

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Friday, 16 June 2023 03:30 (one year ago) link

xxpost - it didn't feel more left field or less accessible than Departing Like Rivers to me?

StanM, Monday, 19 June 2023 08:46 (one year ago) link

lol - it's one of his most approachable in years: https://ra.co/reviews/35435

StanM, Monday, 19 June 2023 09:14 (one year ago) link

the new one w/ heather leigh is real good, dude is on a roll

adam, Monday, 19 June 2023 10:11 (one year ago) link

wouldn't say it's ultra weird by his standards but am enjoying it a lot, I generally prefer it when he goes a bit more percussive like back in the skull disco days than when he goes proggy and Coil-ish

ava (paolo), Monday, 19 June 2023 10:50 (one year ago) link

I thought the new one was referring to "The Purge of Tomorrow". Too many new Shackletons!

I wish Flesh & The Dream was on Bandcamp

Doctor Madame Frances Experimento, LLC", Monday, 19 June 2023 13:53 (one year ago) link

hmm idk sounds different / weirder / more interesting to me!! maybe i have to listen to the prior albums again, but they all sounded to me more or less like a modern (not sure if “bass music”) update on fourth world music

that review is silly btw, never listen to resident advisor

the late great, Monday, 19 June 2023 16:03 (one year ago) link

okay! :-)

StanM, Monday, 19 June 2023 19:12 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Bleep Mix with Zimpel
https://soundcloud.com/bleep_bot/bleep-mix-271-shackleton-zimpel

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Saturday, 23 September 2023 03:49 (nine months ago) link

Bleep Mix with Zimpel
https://soundcloud.com/bleep_bot/bleep-mix-271-shackleton-zimpel

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Saturday, 23 September 2023 03:49 (nine months ago) link

thank you x 2!

StanM, Saturday, 23 September 2023 07:13 (nine months ago) link

so this is how we find out that this is released next week!

https://bleep.com/artist/337016-shackleton-wacaw-zimpel-feat-siddhartha-belmannu

StanM, Saturday, 23 September 2023 07:16 (nine months ago) link

oh, the download is available as soon as you order - released already, then

StanM, Saturday, 23 September 2023 07:23 (nine months ago) link

oh damn - did anyone catch the live show on Sept 13th? London Jazz Cafe ( https://ra.co/events/1749385 )

StanM, Saturday, 23 September 2023 10:34 (nine months ago) link

Sadly not - I was out of London or I would be really regretting not knowing about it!

Have only heard the album a couple of times but I really like it (perhaps not as much as their first, but that's a very high standard).

toby, Saturday, 23 September 2023 11:37 (nine months ago) link

yeah, a lot more focus on the Indian vocals here - but I like it a lot, too

StanM, Saturday, 23 September 2023 13:11 (nine months ago) link

Saw Shackleton a few months back doing a set around 3am at a Freerotation night at The Cause. It was a bit deep in the night so I can’t recall a huge amount of specifics excpet really enjoying it and that it was on the heavier more techno end of his sound.

Chewshabadoo, Saturday, 23 September 2023 13:32 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

New Shackleton!

https://boomkat.com/products/the-scandal-of-time

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Thursday, 9 November 2023 17:20 (eight months ago) link

!

StanM, Thursday, 9 November 2023 19:56 (eight months ago) link

it's... I don't know what I think yet. A more subtle followup to the Anika collab from 2017? (or do I only think that because there's a German singer on there?)

StanM, Friday, 10 November 2023 08:10 (eight months ago) link

This is my (dis)comfort food! Three EPs chopped up maqam percussion with intermittent ghostly kleinkunkst melodies!

bendy, Friday, 10 November 2023 14:46 (eight months ago) link

I'm loving this, it's like chopped & screwed Dead Can Dance (in dub)

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Friday, 10 November 2023 19:20 (eight months ago) link

(the instrumentation, not the vocals)

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Friday, 10 November 2023 19:35 (eight months ago) link

three months pass...

the shackleton / zimpel / belmannu album is amazing

ꙮ (map), Saturday, 9 March 2024 01:54 (four months ago) link

Yes, so good!

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Saturday, 9 March 2024 05:54 (four months ago) link

new track we missed last month?

https://www.beatport.com/track/bloody-circumstance/18737536

StanM, Monday, 11 March 2024 11:23 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

collaboration: https://sixorgansofadmittance.bandcamp.com/album/jinxed-by-being has 2 preview tracks, https://samshackleton.bandcamp.com/album/jinxed-by-being-2 has one

StanM, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 15:00 (one week ago) link

boomkat piece: https://boomkat.com/products/jinxed-by-being

StanM, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 15:05 (one week ago) link

wait, and we didn't mention this: https://boomkat.com/products/three-hands-of-doom

StanM, Tuesday, 2 July 2024 15:08 (one week ago) link

Love that one on Nyege Nyege, I think we talked about it on some other thread

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Tuesday, 2 July 2024 15:20 (one week ago) link

That six organs collab is out already

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Tuesday, 2 July 2024 22:40 (one week ago) link

Wtf, the hits keep coming. I love Holy Tongue and have high hopes for this -

https://ad93.bandcamp.com/album/the-tumbling-psychic-joy-of-now

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 14:31 (one week ago) link


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