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Her 2012 album Visions will be released on 4AD. Net strangers I've come to trust rate it.

The lead leak is electro-Frankie Valli.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpKqQ8fsBQs

der dukatenscheisser (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 03:44 (six years ago) Permalink

We have a Grimes thread? Oh man! This is the year when Montreal's weird noise pop electronic stuff is going to get attention! Excited!

Looking v. much forward to this album. Vanessa was a highlight of 2011 and while 2009's Geidi Primes is still her best album, Halfaxa was good and her live shows have only improved with time.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 05:14 (six years ago) Permalink

oh cool - this was one of the things that lamp posted on his sandbox thread that i really liked a lot

sarahel, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 08:47 (six years ago) Permalink

New track available here. Good stuff.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Thursday, 5 January 2012 02:19 (six years ago) Permalink

this one is the one I love (right now).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEeQ758ldqo

fffv, Thursday, 5 January 2012 04:29 (six years ago) Permalink

Whoa. I don't think I have that - which album is it from?

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:02 (six years ago) Permalink

from what I understand it is another track from the new one.

fffv, Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:10 (six years ago) Permalink

terrible

waka flocka dimes (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:40 (six years ago) Permalink

I don't think you're in her demographic, sweet

gord downer (Ówen P.), Thursday, 5 January 2012 07:46 (six years ago) Permalink

i am not sure i can get with this girl's voice

all i see is angels in my eyes (lex pretend), Thursday, 5 January 2012 09:31 (six years ago) Permalink

probably an unfair comparison but i think of her in connection with gazelle twin, who i discovered at the same time on that sandbox thread, and gazelle twin's music is so much more affecting

all i see is angels in my eyes (lex pretend), Thursday, 5 January 2012 09:32 (six years ago) Permalink

very strange girl! (unf, i also think she might be one of those people for whom an accelerated hype-cycle is a bad thing. hope i'm wrong.)

sean gramophone, Thursday, 5 January 2012 14:08 (six years ago) Permalink

I just got the press release.

Moving to Montreal from Vancouver in 2006, she developed Grimes among the city’s burgeoning DIY scene; a scene where both punk ethos and pop music collide, resulting in a distinct sense of community, religiosity and psychedelic revelry.

Were it not for the word "psychedelic" that description brought to mind mall punk.

This new set incorporates influences as wide as Enya, TLC and Aphex Twin, whilst drawing from genres like New Jack Swing, IDM, New Age, K-pop, Industrial and glitch resulting in a record that is both otherworldly and futuristic.

That mix of references simultaneously makes me cringe and curious.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 5 January 2012 16:40 (six years ago) Permalink

lists of "influences" are always cringeworthy

Number None, Thursday, 5 January 2012 16:42 (six years ago) Permalink

an accelerated hype-cycle is a bad thing

It's interesting you'd say that! I'm excited for her success, in a "get money, find rat-free living" sort of way. And although I def feel there's going to be success for Arbutus in the next couple years, I can't say that cash flow + hype is going to have a necessarily positive effect on that scene

gord downer (Ówen P.), Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:34 (six years ago) Permalink

's musical output.

gord downer (Ówen P.), Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:35 (six years ago) Permalink

Well BRAIDS has already jumped up out of that scene and into hype, and Native Speaker was a gorgeous record. Curious to see if/when/what Blue Hawaii release next.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 6 January 2012 05:53 (six years ago) Permalink

i am not sure i can get with this girl's voice

I'm listening to the split with d'Eon from last year at the moment and this is my main issue, although it's only a couple of tracks where it sounds annoying.

The Eyeball Of Hull (Colonel Poo), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 15:57 (six years ago) Permalink

I listened to Halfaxa and wasn't really feeling it - did I start in the wrong place?

Matt DC, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 16:13 (six years ago) Permalink

Yes, i've got an album by her and it's OK, but not much more

Tom D (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 16:15 (six years ago) Permalink

Geidi Prime is stronger than Halfaxa, imo.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:04 (six years ago) Permalink

But I dunno, it depends on what part of it you aren't feeling.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:05 (six years ago) Permalink

I think "Oblivion" - the first single from the 4AD album - is better than almost anything she's recorded.

sean gramophone, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:26 (six years ago) Permalink

"Oblivion" is awesome. Those synths sounds like universes collapsing on themselves.

"I know its hard to hear but I'm a Realest." (rennavate), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 20:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Huh, weird, coz I think Halfaxa >>>> Geidi Prime, it's less focused but it's more ambitious and better realised. I don't hear Enya or TLC or Aphex Twin in her music, but it does give an idea of the scope of her range. But then again, at other times, I like her coz she reminds me of those 4AD 4-track weirdoes like Danielle Dax or His Name Is Alive.

Quite pleased that certain elements dislike her (heh) but it is distinctly odd to see her popping up in the NME every now and then. I think she might actually have the ability to sustain making good music despite the hype cycle - someone's third album is a much better place for the hype to kick in, rather than, y'know, the third song.

Damn, I wish I'd saved other links from my arty experimental gothy electronica sandbox thread. The only other artists I can remember having a consensus on were Emika and maybe Laurel Halo? I don't feel like starting it up again.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Sunday, 15 January 2012 19:52 (six years ago) Permalink

Barbara Panther, Niki & the Dove, Gazelle Twin, Julia Holter, and iamamiwhoami also got shoutouts.

Plato’s The Cave In Claymation (Sanpaku), Sunday, 15 January 2012 19:57 (six years ago) Permalink

And Austra.

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 23:01 (six years ago) Permalink

this leaked. and it's good, but I don't think it will convince anyone who wasn't prone to be convinced by the previous stuff.

fffv, Saturday, 21 January 2012 02:30 (six years ago) Permalink

i really don't know what i think of this album

tinie tempurah (lex pretend), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 13:53 (six years ago) Permalink

there are bits of it that are OH FUCK YES, and there are bits that i am just not down with and a lot of the time it's like she's nearly hitting the spot and then nothing happens

tinie tempurah (lex pretend), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 13:55 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm loving the background vocals on Vowels = space and time.

Skin is also an early favourite.

Be A Body (侘寂) is totally going to be the next single, right?

This is an album of wonderful moments. Not all of them are 'songs' for me yet, but a lot of them are.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 3 February 2012 22:16 (six years ago) Permalink

I quite like "Oblivion," not sure yet about the rest.

jaymc, Friday, 3 February 2012 22:34 (six years ago) Permalink

When is this out, properly? Really want to hear this, the comments are piquing my interest.

Drexciya's Midnight Runners (Wheal Dream), Friday, 3 February 2012 23:37 (six years ago) Permalink

really digging this myself

Chris S, Saturday, 4 February 2012 03:07 (six years ago) Permalink

from what I understand, this is out on either the 21st of this month (Arbutus, US and Canada) or the 12th of next month (4AD, most everywhere else). and I hope that previous comments did not imply that I lack enthusiasm. I love Visions a lot, but despite all of the pop aspirations it feels like it was built to inspire obsession from a limited audience.

fffv, Saturday, 4 February 2012 03:28 (six years ago) Permalink

She definitely has the charm and hooks to pull to a wider audience but her songwriting could use some editing... many times it does sound like the songs drift without any specific purpose and as a whole it drags.

Moka, Saturday, 4 February 2012 05:55 (six years ago) Permalink

For legit consumers, Visions streaming in its entirety

Pauper Management Improved (Sanpaku), Monday, 13 February 2012 21:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Can't. Don't have the bandwidth!

*cries*

Why couldn't this have been available 2 weeks ago when I still had all you can eat broadband?

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Monday, 13 February 2012 23:00 (six years ago) Permalink

Given there's nothing on the album I'm bored by, I think editing would inevitably mean reducing the idiosyncratic facets I'm charmed by.

Best thing about Grimes: she has such disinterest (contempt?) for lyrical content as she chirps through her baby birdsong. She might as well be the electropop version of Juliana Barwick..

Pauper Management Improved (Sanpaku), Monday, 13 February 2012 23:11 (six years ago) Permalink

yeh this is excellent

nathey, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:30 (six years ago) Permalink

"skin" is very pretty, but a bit insubstantial, tho i guess "insubstantial" is kinda the point. soft, sweet, ghostly. don't hear no afx, but enya sure. and i don't hate enya, but i don't love this. got bored before the 6 minutes were up.

"oblivion" is much more immediate. the nothing lyrics are kind of selling me, "look into my eyes and la la la la la, see you on a dark night". that's great! love the synths at the end, too.

want more songs like "oblivion"

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Be A Body (侘寂) is totally going to be the next single, right?

dunno, but it's v nice. enya influence is even more prominent at the beginning, but j-lo too? love the shift to dark propulive beats halfway through.

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 17:00 (six years ago) Permalink

For lex:
Grimes namechecked a similar/sympatico artist Mozart's Sister whose voice might be more to your liking:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy1u4v2LIfU

Pauper Management Improved (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 17:18 (six years ago) Permalink

^ Also of Montreal.

Pauper Management Improved (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 17:19 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna bookmark this thread for when I've topped up my data bcuz "electronic Juliana Barwick" = WCC catnip if I wasn't onboard already (which I have been since Halfaxa)

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 17:28 (six years ago) Permalink

so she made this on garageband, huh?

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 17:35 (six years ago) Permalink

Mozart's Sister is also v. good!

They have a three track EP called DEAR FEAR from last year. Maybe they have other stuff too? Not sure.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 18:15 (six years ago) Permalink

yaaaaaarg, just listening to her stuff now (i'm always way late with everything) and enjoying it a lot. i just took a break from some incredibly bureaucratic shit at work to watch this video and i don't..think..i can go back to work again today

tmi but (Z S), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Skin reminds me of a mix between Enya and Natalie Imbruglia's smoke. Am I too off?

Moka, Friday, 17 February 2012 23:00 (six years ago) Permalink

mindless self-indulgence, not to be confused with tesla

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 16:52 (two months ago) Permalink

good old Jimmy Urine

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:02 (two months ago) Permalink

the record is one long song/musical/concerto, as if an underground movie was made for your ears. “I wanted it to sound as if Depeche Mode hired J. Dilla and DJ Premier to drop loops while Frank Zappa produced, and then I came in and shit all over it,“ said Jimmy.

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Never trust any artist who namechecks Frank Zappa.

Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Every grimes song has been good. Idk abt this guy

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Never trust any artist who namechecks Frank Zappa.

― Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.)

I like Zappa but this is OTM ime.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:12 (two months ago) Permalink

ha yeah i've come to peace w/the "right zappa" albums but refuse to call myself a fan

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:22 (two months ago) Permalink

think Cardiacs have cited Zappa as an influence but I really can't see how given the former are literally my entire life and Zappa comes off as a rebarbative asshole in all of his recordings (this joke writes itself doesn't it)

imago, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:24 (two months ago) Permalink

The album features appearances from Gerard Way, Serj Tankian and Grimes.

mh, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:27 (two months ago) Permalink

third places ain't that bad

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:28 (two months ago) Permalink

The only thing I know about Mindless Self Indulgence is this Pokemon video from the early 00s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D85duFrcw7o

how's life, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:59 (two months ago) Permalink

lol that's how I first heard msi

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:04 (two months ago) Permalink

they remixed kill v. maim a few years ago too

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:05 (two months ago) Permalink

anyway I still love frankenstein girls will seem strangely sexy, I'm not proud

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Azealia Banks lives the wildest life I swear like lmao pic.twitter.com/Er61Zbl43F

— Rashida (@fuckrashida) August 18, 2018

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 19 August 2018 17:46 (two months ago) Permalink

they really made a mistake getting into it with someone who dgaf and will never quit

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 19 August 2018 17:49 (two months ago) Permalink

It’s kind of disgusting tho I mean azealia banks is an unreliable narrator and has historically shown she’s kind of awful, there could be zero beef from the other side and she just went off for reasons that aren’t real. And now that Grimes has done a few uncool things people are comfortable using AB to bash her idk.

omar little, Sunday, 19 August 2018 17:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah I regret reading those messages a few posts up if she didn’t want them shared, oh wells

stan in the place where you work (morrisp), Sunday, 19 August 2018 17:56 (two months ago) Permalink

Uhhhh.... not sure I wanted to read that

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:19 (two months ago) Permalink

Ummm wtf

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:22 (two months ago) Permalink

She didn’t say anything newsworthy. Invasion of privacy for no reason

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:23 (two months ago) Permalink

I really hate the whole twitter/social media thing where people’s private feuds become news

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:27 (two months ago) Permalink

Damn

flappy bird, Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:31 (two months ago) Permalink

xp are u saying M***’s d*** s*** is not super duper newsworthy??

stan in the place where you work (morrisp), Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Options here

1. Faked by AB (seems pretty unlikely)
2. Grimes thought she could trust AB with this stuff (more likely, her judgement on some other things seems to have been less than perfect recently)
3. This is all some sort of ploy by Elon to make everyone think he has a big dick (sounds unlikely, but then again...)

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:34 (two months ago) Permalink

If this whole thing has been elaborately staged for purposes of (3), the guy really is a Stark-level genius

stan in the place where you work (morrisp), Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:37 (two months ago) Permalink

The Russians are going to murder Elton because of his large penis, that is at least a little newsworthy

jeremy cmbyn (wins), Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:38 (two months ago) Permalink

Big if true

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:44 (two months ago) Permalink

This is definitely a shitty move on banks‘s part tho for real, also not sure what points she thinks she’s scoring, grimes doesn’t say anything bad or even particularly interesting in those tweets

Like his parents are South African, thanks we know. He has an enormous dick, well obviously that’s how thousands of weirdos can be on it at all times

jeremy cmbyn (wins), Sunday, 19 August 2018 19:06 (two months ago) Permalink

In those messages, I mean, not tweets obv

jeremy cmbyn (wins), Sunday, 19 August 2018 19:07 (two months ago) Permalink

I think banks just wants to stay part of this exciting tesla news cycle.

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 19 August 2018 19:11 (two months ago) Permalink

And she’s annoyed that no recordings came out of the trip to LA

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 19 August 2018 19:11 (two months ago) Permalink

It’s kind of disgusting tho I mean azealia banks is an unreliable narrator and has historically shown she’s kind of awful

Let's not forget, though, that eventually we found out she was telling the truth about Russell Crowe

https://www.thefader.com/2017/10/18/rza-russell-crowe-spat-at-azealia-banks-interview

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Sunday, 19 August 2018 19:15 (two months ago) Permalink

It’s true. It’s insane there hasn’t been more damage to crowe’s rep after spitting at a young woman

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 19 August 2018 19:17 (two months ago) Permalink

Based on that it looks like she was...embellishing.

Believe me I know what kind of asshole Crowe is, he was a total piece of shit to someone I know.

omar little, Sunday, 19 August 2018 19:19 (two months ago) Permalink

The spitting was reluctantly confirmes by rza and seems one of the worst parts of the story

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 19 August 2018 19:23 (two months ago) Permalink

There’s nothing in that piece that suggests she was telling the total truth about what occurred, as much as I’m willing to believe it’s possible for a major Oscar-winning Australian actor to be a complete racist piece of shit.

omar little, Sunday, 19 August 2018 19:28 (two months ago) Permalink

was her song with loona/yyxy ever posted above? from way back in the ancient time of may 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIWpr3tHzII

Karl Malone, Thursday, 23 August 2018 03:44 (one month ago) Permalink

her only contribution ended up being the intro lol

ufo, Thursday, 23 August 2018 03:51 (one month ago) Permalink

as much as I’m willing to believe it’s possible for a major Oscar-winning Australian actor to be a complete racist piece of shit.

late to this, but FP'd you for racism

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:08 (one month ago) Permalink

Isn't Rusty a Kiwi?

badg, Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:17 (one month ago) Permalink

Comment doesn't work if he is also everyone knows Australians are more racist than Kiwis.

Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:20 (one month ago) Permalink

yes, he is

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:23 (one month ago) Permalink

and Mel Gibson is American

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:36 (one month ago) Permalink

rusty self-identifies as an aussie

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:37 (one month ago) Permalink

Mel self-identifies as a Nazi.

Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:37 (one month ago) Permalink

look we all know Mel saved Australia from Lord Humungous

omar little, Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:39 (one month ago) Permalink

rusty self-identifies as an aussie

he owns 37% of a rugby team but has never applied for a permanent residency OR defeated a post-apocalyptic motorcycle warlord

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Thursday, 23 August 2018 18:44 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEUAGWEbco0

kurt schwitterz, Thursday, 23 August 2018 20:38 (one month ago) Permalink


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