King Krule - i love this hipster shit

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nostormo, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 22:53 (four years ago) Permalink

ZOO KID

the spectacular cow (Lamp), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 22:56 (four years ago) Permalink

lol remember this garbage

the spectacular cow (Lamp), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 22:56 (four years ago) Permalink

'Octopus' is pretty spectacular but a cursory browse of his stuff on itunes seem to indicate it is not very representative of his stuff - anyone?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:06 (four years ago) Permalink

FP'd London for this

beans on toast and ghosts (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:08 (four years ago) Permalink

i tend to agree with the guy who wrote on rateyourmsusic, that although the record is very good, it's over produced.
maybe trying a bit too hard, and somewhat pretentious as a result.

nostormo, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 15:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Can't yet put my finger on what exactly it is but the guy definitely has got something

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 17:30 (four years ago) Permalink

http://cdn.mm-health.com/bookimages/14/4720.1.png

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 17:42 (four years ago) Permalink

This wouldn't be the worst thing a cynic could expect to win a Mercury but it's far too long and samey.

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 18:54 (four years ago) Permalink

these lyrics are hilarious

combination hair (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 19:15 (four years ago) Permalink

i am a fan of this felo, have not heard album yet. i see 'rock bottom' is not on it, which i think is my favourite to this point.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 19:23 (four years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Took me a while but now I love this. Hipster shot

Chantal Anchorman (admrl), Friday, 20 September 2013 15:11 (four years ago) Permalink

When I look at him I feel, I've known people like that. But not when I hear his voice

Chantal Anchorman (admrl), Friday, 20 September 2013 15:29 (four years ago) Permalink

I would call the Krule record interesting.

nostormo, Friday, 20 September 2013 15:30 (four years ago) Permalink

The way his voice is mixed on the record makes me think of Ghostpoet

Chantal Anchorman (admrl), Friday, 20 September 2013 15:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Whenever I see his name I think of

http://d2oz5j6ef5tbf6.cloudfront.net/movie/large/Krull.jpg

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 20 September 2013 15:34 (four years ago) Permalink

I think of king tuff which I LOVE

nostormo, Friday, 20 September 2013 15:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Do they still make movies like that?

Chantal Anchorman (admrl), Friday, 20 September 2013 15:40 (four years ago) Permalink

lol @ sfj disagreeing w/ thread title's premise

His sound isn’t hip or trendy.

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 20 September 2013 15:44 (four years ago) Permalink

love it

the late great, Friday, 20 September 2013 16:33 (four years ago) Permalink

he sounds like a depressed tom vek

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 20 September 2013 16:50 (four years ago) Permalink

i was thinking more like a drugged billy bragg

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 20 September 2013 16:57 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah I don't really see what's so hipster about him - his sound is totally uncool retro and not ironic or whatever

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 20 September 2013 17:20 (four years ago) Permalink

most "hip or trendy" music made today sounds like it was made entirely on a laptop in someone's room, this sounds like it was made on a laptop in someone's room but with some jazz guitar chords on top.

call all destroyer, Friday, 20 September 2013 17:41 (four years ago) Permalink

hipsters reside in the U.S. iirc

rip van wanko, Friday, 20 September 2013 17:50 (four years ago) Permalink

Isn't hipster music defined by it's hipster fans and necessary the music itself?

nostormo, Friday, 20 September 2013 19:28 (four years ago) Permalink

Not necessary

nostormo, Friday, 20 September 2013 19:29 (four years ago) Permalink

said something on twitter last night about how I can't unhear him as a brain-damaged Billy Bragg and god it's just all encompassing. I like this record though

thot police (fadanuf4erybody), Friday, 20 September 2013 19:39 (four years ago) Permalink

not sure where Jones gets the "young British Tom Waits" thing from - I guess Tom Waits is short-hand for singer-songwriter who likes jazz but doesn't strictly speaking play it? seems like a stretch

brio, Friday, 20 September 2013 19:50 (four years ago) Permalink

funny voices too

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 20 September 2013 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

this record is kind of addicting. been raining a lot lately and it fits my mood to just shuffle around with a hangover

illegalblues, Friday, 20 September 2013 20:16 (four years ago) Permalink

very autumnal

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 20 September 2013 20:59 (four years ago) Permalink

So where's this kid from, Lewisham?

Chantal Anchorman (admrl), Friday, 20 September 2013 21:32 (four years ago) Permalink

From the zoo

nostormo, Friday, 20 September 2013 21:51 (four years ago) Permalink

he should just go by ARCHY MARSHALL it's a pretty dope name

the late great, Thursday, 26 September 2013 05:45 (four years ago) Permalink

like a drugged Billy Bragg who has been listening to The Streets(Mike Skinner)

North American tour announced btw

curmudgeon, Thursday, 26 September 2013 14:14 (four years ago) Permalink

thank god for chav parents letting their kids smoke at age 13

ogmor, Thursday, 26 September 2013 14:23 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

he sounds like a depressed tom vek

― congratulations (n/a), Friday, September 20, 2013 11:50 AM (2 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i was thinking more like a drugged billy bragg

― ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, September 20, 2013 11:57 AM (2 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

a terrible jim ruiz

jaymc, Sunday, 15 December 2013 08:01 (three years ago) Permalink

god i mean i was excited to hear like old-timey jazz chords and stuff but his voice ugh

jaymc, Sunday, 15 December 2013 08:02 (three years ago) Permalink

would love to hear the lex weigh in on this

jaymc, Sunday, 15 December 2013 08:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Got tickets for Tuesday in SF!

Austin, Sunday, 15 December 2013 14:10 (three years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Q6Iu8sTkY

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Friday, 18 July 2014 15:37 (three years ago) Permalink

The man (or the kid, that clip anyway) just oozes talent.

Easily my favorite music maker right now.

austinato (Austin), Friday, 18 July 2014 20:46 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

New song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYfRRl7z5zE

austinato (Austin), Tuesday, 13 October 2015 19:29 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

totally forgot about this dude...

new track is great

the unholy alliance of Sonic Youth and The Style Council?

hackshaw, Saturday, 7 November 2015 04:49 (two years ago) Permalink

I always thought he was ripping the Postcard bands, but hey.

austinato (Austin), Saturday, 7 November 2015 04:57 (two years ago) Permalink

I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm probably his biggest fan on this board.

austinato (Austin), Saturday, 7 November 2015 04:58 (two years ago) Permalink

earlier on but the song above sounds like he's (sorta) figuring out a signature sound

here's hoping for the next album

hackshaw, Saturday, 7 November 2015 05:00 (two years ago) Permalink

seems like he got really into the beats/hip-hop thing for awhile (that marshall album) and now that he's back to king krule it's like a combination of the two styles. he talks in that new pitchfork thing about hanging out with rappers too much and then going "wait, i forgot i play guitar" or something like that. haha.

hackshaw, Thursday, 14 September 2017 20:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Nah, pretty big hip hop influence on 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. I mean, 'Shades of Grey' and 'A Neptune Estate' were basically MPC beats. With live horns and guitar on it and then the remix had actual rappers on it in the case of 'Neptune Estate.' And he's always had his DJ JD Sports Soundcloud where he posts random beats. And then the Sub Luna City album as well.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Thursday, 14 September 2017 23:48 (two months ago) Permalink

def an influence from the start but specifically on the archy album and his random collabs. these feel more official and not just like some random project, cause it's under the krule name.

hackshaw, Thursday, 14 September 2017 23:57 (two months ago) Permalink

I think that's always been where the big connection to his music for me stems from. Even though there's practically a generation and a half between my age and his, we've both had similar musical journeys as kind of hip hop junkies that just got really into Bill Evans and new wave.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Friday, 15 September 2017 00:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Not that I'm anywhere near as talented as he is; or even talented at all. Just totally get where he's coming from.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Friday, 15 September 2017 01:03 (two months ago) Permalink

not sure i could've said what i wanted out of another king krule record but turns out dum surfer is exactly it

this is also p dece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1kzMFnFSh0

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 19 September 2017 02:28 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't know if it's just me or not but I'm kinda surprised at the intensity of the positive reactions here. I gave it an ear as mentioned and...I don't know if 'forced' is the right term but it sure really seems like it makes an effort to demonstrate how much of an effort is being made. Like the fact it's being tried is more important than actually sinking in as a good listen.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 19 September 2017 04:25 (two months ago) Permalink

they said the same thing about animal collective's 'centipede hz', and is there a single ilm poster today who wouldn't gladly place that classic in their top 700 albums of 2012?

lol.. haven't listened to this yet, most of his albums only have one or two songs that really stick with me so if this has that i'll be happy

sleepingbag, Tuesday, 19 September 2017 04:39 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't know if it's just me or not but I'm kinda surprised at the intensity of the positive reactions here. I gave it an ear as mentioned and...I don't know if 'forced' is the right term but it sure really seems like it makes an effort to demonstrate how much of an effort is being made. Like the fact it's being tried is more important than actually sinking in as a good listen.

Nah, his band is just that tight.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 05:31 (two months ago) Permalink

That...wasn't my impression. (It wasn't even a question of whether or not they were tight, more like 'why is this entire experience vaguely irritating in a way I can't put my finger on.')

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 19 September 2017 11:34 (two months ago) Permalink

To each their own, I guess.. Don't see this as being particularly showoff-y or forced. Just a nasty/tight grinding roadhouse beat.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 13:38 (two months ago) Permalink

def not show-off-y. at least not anymore than his previous stuff. he has his sound figured out a bit better (which i consider distinctive) and is trying to smooth out the fragments.

hackshaw, Tuesday, 19 September 2017 21:11 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

9.0 on pitchfork

that's my boy

the late great, Friday, 13 October 2017 17:08 (one month ago) Permalink

Should have my copy in hand tomorrow. Excited.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Friday, 13 October 2017 17:26 (one month ago) Permalink

66 minutes are you kidding me

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 13 October 2017 18:22 (one month ago) Permalink

it is pretty fucking long. i'm finishing up my first listen and there's just so MUCH there that it's hard to wrap my head around. i like it a lot, though.

Karl Malone, Friday, 13 October 2017 20:07 (one month ago) Permalink

more of a 9.4 than 9.0 imo

the late great, Monday, 16 October 2017 01:46 (one month ago) Permalink

This is great

It sounds to me at times a lot like Slim Twig/US Girls

fgti, Monday, 16 October 2017 03:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Trying to figure out what bugs me about this and i realized it's the latent Tom waits vibes

pre millennial tension (uptown churl), Monday, 16 October 2017 15:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Kinda trying too hard

nostormo, Monday, 16 October 2017 20:21 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm loving "Emergency Blimp" from this album, especially after the first chord change when I realize it's actually not 1979 by the Smashing Pumpkins.

enochroot, Tuesday, 17 October 2017 13:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Tom Waits for sure. Or is it slow Amy Winehouse?

dinnerboat, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 02:12 (one month ago) Permalink

this record is A+ and i don't fuck w/tom waits

sleepingbag, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 06:02 (one month ago) Permalink

bag otm

the late great, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 06:15 (one month ago) Permalink

y’all are trying too hard to hate

the late great, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 06:19 (one month ago) Permalink

So this finally fucking got delivered today. No idea why it took so long.

For as much as I loved 6 Feet Beneath the Moon and heralded it as something truly new and unique, it only feels a lot less so after hearing the OOZ. Very much a straightforward approach to making music. Everything about the OOZ, on the other hand, feels really carefully considered, executed, and fully realized.

Also, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon very much had an introspectively depressive vibe to it, with an added undertone of anger. The OOZ, again in contrast, is no less inwardly down, but it's a lot more apathetic about its depression. 6 Feet Beneath the Moon's songs felt like they were all written under the influence of marijuana, but then performed and recorded after the high had worn off and the original intent was sharpened up quite a bit. The OOZ feels a lot more. . . I don't know, alcoholic? And a lot more blatant musical nods to jazz, obviously. It's much more of a smokey, aqueous vibe.

Too early to pick any highlights just yet, but, needless to say, this is easily my top pick for the year.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Thursday, 19 October 2017 03:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Third listen now and, I have to say, that last ten or twelve minutes of the album (basically the last three songs) are some of the darkest, dreariest, yet somehow rewarding and cathartic things he's done. It's definitely the most lucid the album gets; but even using the word "lucid" is an overstatement in regards to this record.

Pretty much sums up what I said previously, as far as the OOZ being all about the execution and presentation of the songs. Most obviously on 'La Lune', which is actually a very old song and dates from around the time of 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. Here's the original recording of it. Pretty easy to do a side by side between the two recordings for an obvious "before and after" comparison.

And, after taking it in more fully, I now would pretty much consider A New Place 2 Drown his actual second album. The lineage from 6 Feet Beneath the Moon and the OOZ becomes a lot less jarring —and just just makes a hell of a lot more sense— that way.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Thursday, 19 October 2017 04:29 (one month ago) Permalink

So, like with everything he's done, the words have started to sink in and resonate on levels I can't even articulate.

This album is so bleak. Where 6 Feet Beneath the Moon had a kind of preoccupation with things coming to an end —whether it was a relationship, an experience, or even life itself— there was at least a grounding in the fact that his existence was still intact presently. On songs like 'The Krockadile' or even 'Out Getting Ribs', despite a very cynical worldview, there was ultimately a release of tension when this realization hit.

From 'Out Getting Ribs':
"I've been broken down / So much has lost it now / I just stop and say / Girl, don’t you worry 'bout a thing."

'The Krockadile':
"My urge to purge, so bold / I need the warmth of a brother to hold / I need the warmth of your mother to hold me down."

But, the OOZ is just. . . too distracted by the emotive destruction to even stop for a deep breath. It's like, if 6 Feet Beneath the Moon had a suicidal attitude, it ultimately found solace in the ability to continue, despite the damage that had occurred. The OOZ is nearly like speculation of what lies on the other side. Very appropriate in this respect that the band was made up to resemble zombies in the video clip for 'Dum Surfer' because that's essentially what this feels like: a laborious trudge through the sheer hopelessness of what we are all destined to encounter, but which none of us know what to expect from. As Archy continues to push the plough through his expectations of death, he seems to have no fear of it, despite his impression of it being nothing but a torturous solitude in which self-reflection is just one unending negative critique.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Thursday, 26 October 2017 16:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

this album is a lot.

gr8080, Thursday, 26 October 2017 16:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I mean, even just the opening lines of the album are so resonating for me:

"We made a pact, but now I think it's over. . . I think we might be bipolar. I think she thinks I'm bipolar."

And that's indicative of the whole album: it just has this sense to it of randomly blurting out these things that have gone horribly wrong. Where, in the past, he seemed to infer some sort of resolution or deescalation, the OOZ simply states the bad news and quickly moves on to the next (also presumably negative) subject, offering no silver lining, or even hinting at a respite in the downpour.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Thursday, 26 October 2017 16:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i've never seen king krule live. does he bring along his zombie garage band?

Karl Malone, Thursday, 26 October 2017 16:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

everyone in the dum surfer video looks like they've been robotripping for 75 minutes, it's fantastic

Karl Malone, Thursday, 26 October 2017 16:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xp a lot ... of awesome

for real though, i haven't given it a second listen because i haven't been able to commit the time

also yes, it's dark. and i've kind of been needing musical pick-me-ups right now.

the late great, Thursday, 26 October 2017 16:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i love how bleak it is. but that there's still that kinda "wandering" element to it, getting lost in the city or in your head, feeling awful and lost and hurt and knowing it won't change but still going along. incredibly rich album.

hackshaw, Thursday, 26 October 2017 20:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

second listen even better than the first ... so dope

the late great, Saturday, 28 October 2017 18:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

also i will say, not only with the mesh of so many disparate sounds shot thru this big wide lens but thematically, the whole experience feels a little zeitgeist-y. been awhile since i've had that with an album... it's my personal soundtrack at the moment.

hackshaw, Saturday, 28 October 2017 18:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

one of the best around rn

hackshaw, Saturday, 28 October 2017 18:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I honestly don't remember what his other stuff sounded like, but this sounds like ... Tricky? I dunno, it's cool, though.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 30 October 2017 19:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Tricky meets later Specials?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 30 October 2017 19:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sounds like Dirty Beaches

it me, Monday, 30 October 2017 23:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i've been thinking about the tricky comparison myself

the late great, Monday, 30 October 2017 23:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i think the dirty beaches comparison is reductive ... there is a lot of sparse reverb-y music you could compare king krule to, but imo that doesn't really get at what makes "the ooz" special

the late great, Monday, 30 October 2017 23:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't like this music and am now exiting the thread

it me, Monday, 30 October 2017 23:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

really? i think dirty beaches are pretty good, especially "badlands"

the late great, Monday, 30 October 2017 23:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i think this album suggest some kind of relationship between indie rock and underground hip-hop/uk garage influences. tricky comparison is accurate, as well as j dilla. dirty beaches too (though without a lot of the nostalgia pandering)

hey it's a really unique combo in my opinion

hackshaw, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the beats/production are incredibly fucking good, the new wave and punk influences work in that context even if they shouldn't, there's a great emotional bent to the lyrics and the phrasing. all of it works and has me smitten. if this is only his second album just imagine where it could go from there

hackshaw, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 20:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i think this album suggest some kind of relationship between indie rock and underground hip-hop/uk garage influences.

That was a lot more prominent on 6 Feet Beneath the Moon and his earlier stuff, if you ask me. The OOZ is much more unique.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the archy marshall album was definitely a primer for this new stuff. all of that slithery down-tuned ambience

hackshaw, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 21:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i like that an album that has such a nihilistic, lethargic approach to life also has these two or three songs (vidual, emergency blimp, half man half shark etc) that are all shaked up and ready for anything.

guess it might be bi-polar

hackshaw, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 21:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

this is very good. one of those records that sort of pushes the listener away, but well worth the effort to work past that resistance. would be pretty easy to cut out some of the deliberate chaff and a weaker track or two to make this a tight, arresting album but that is v clearly not the point.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 17 November 2017 03:22 (two days ago) Permalink


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