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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 (nine years ago) link

He's doing the next Fabriclive, I think.

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

So who is Vengeance Tenfold?

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

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

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

Also recommend: Demdike Stare, The Caretaker, Ramadanman

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

Also some news:

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

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

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

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

four months pass...

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

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

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

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

all of shackleton is a bit samey, unfortunately

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

nicely put

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

wait i am being super dense here

a la recherche du tempbans perdu (NickB), Friday, 25 January 2013 01:02 (seven years ago) link

never drink and think

a la recherche du tempbans perdu (NickB), Friday, 25 January 2013 01:02 (seven years ago) link

nine months pass...

Just listening to the Pinch Shackleton album and wow...

Fiddler on a hot tin roof (ed.b), Monday, 4 November 2013 02:41 (six years ago) link

Like, I had no idea either were capable of making something as unerringly pretty as this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtTbrZMPh0s

Fiddler on a hot tin roof (ed.b), Monday, 4 November 2013 03:21 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

The recent ep is totally more of the same, but in a totally good way.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Monday, 2 November 2015 18:16 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

Who let Sam a go on Sleazy's music making machines? Good move.

kraudive, Sunday, 9 July 2017 18:02 (three years ago) link

both the Vengeance Tenfold collaboration and this are very, very impressive

https://boomkat.com/products/behind-the-glass-with-anika

StanM, Monday, 17 July 2017 20:14 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

suddenly, a new EP! https://boomkat.com/products/furnace-of-guts

StanM, Saturday, 22 September 2018 09:23 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

This is some of his finest work yet. A real return to form after Sferic Ghost Transmits and Behind The Glass, which weren't very good

paolo, Thursday, 18 October 2018 17:46 (one year ago) link

I still like those two a lot (imho, he's been on a roll since Freezing Opening Thawing)

StanM, Friday, 19 October 2018 06:14 (one year ago) link

Yeah this is really hitting me in a way I haven't felt since the Drawbar Organ pieces.

saddest kamancheh (bendy), Friday, 19 October 2018 17:55 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...
two months pass...

This album is so good and the best thing he's done since the Drawbar Organ EPs at least. This technically isn't a Shackleton album but apart from the vocals I'm not really sure what the other musicians are bringing to the table that he couldn't have done himself.

paolo, Sunday, 10 November 2019 19:29 (eight months ago) link

Yes, this is wonderful. It does have more of wide open and ensemble feel than typical for Shackleton, and with all the reedy organ tones it's giving me some similar vibes to the recent James Holden and Amon Tobin albums.

file of unknown origin (bendy), Monday, 11 November 2019 19:16 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

new track on this as well: https://fabricrecords.bandcamp.com/track/shackleton-drawn-and-quartered

StanM, Sunday, 8 December 2019 20:49 (eight months ago) link

seven months pass...

This is great too: https://samshackleton.bandcamp.com/album/primal-forms

toby, Saturday, 1 August 2020 12:35 (one week ago) link

oh wow

StanM, Saturday, 1 August 2020 23:30 (one week ago) link

Saw him play live, I dunno, four or five years ago. Most of his set was the top-notch unrelenting tension he's known for, but the end of his set actually was like ten or fifteen minutes of ecstatic release. Not sure if I imagined it, or if it's in his recorded catalogue and I hadn't heard it, or if it really was what it seemed - a treat he rolled out just for a live audience.

lukas, Sunday, 9 August 2020 04:29 (one hour ago) link

ten or fifteen minutes ok probably five

lukas, Sunday, 9 August 2020 04:33 (one hour ago) link


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