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Since there is no thread on him, and since he's been around a good decade or more, and since he's got eight or nine albums to his name and a few EPs, and since I happen to be listening to his proper debut, Triple Point, for the first time - it seemed like a good time to start a thread for the guy.

I like everything I've heard by him - I know Submers the best. S/D?

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 16 October 2013 02:22 (five years ago) Permalink

yay <3

sean gramophone, Wednesday, 16 October 2013 02:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Eight or nine albums! I have some catching up to do...

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 16 October 2013 03:04 (five years ago) Permalink

1999 A New Demonstration of Thermodynamic Tendencies
2001 Triple Point (Kranky)
2002 Submers (Kranky)
2004 First Narrows (Kranky)
2006 Plume (Kranky)
2010 Endless Falls (Kranky)
2011 Coast / Range / Arc (Glacial Movements Records)
2012 Sketches From New Brighton (Kranky)
2013 "Intervalo" (Frond)
2013 "Erebus" (with Bvdub) (Glacial Movements)

The 99 album is demos that wound up on Triple Point. I hadn't heard about any 2013 albums until seeing them on Wikipedia, hence being unsure as to the exact number of proper albums to his name.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 16 October 2013 03:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Wow that's nuts, I don't have any of the first five. There was a patch there in my Kranky listening/collecting after Godspeed killed the vibe for me a bit.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 16 October 2013 03:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Submers is terrific. Definitely worth seeking.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 16 October 2013 05:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Endless Falls is my favorite.

groovemaaan, Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:45 (five years ago) Permalink

i only have Plume and i love it, i have no idea why i haven't gotten hold of more. it reminds me of other acts but he nails the sound just right.

footballer of the future (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:50 (five years ago) Permalink

seconding endless falls

nasa whistleblower (am0n), Wednesday, 16 October 2013 18:00 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah "estuarine" is a major favorite

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 16 October 2013 20:27 (five years ago) Permalink

another endless falls vote here. i know what ned means about losing interest in kranky in the godspeed years, but damn have they been putting out some fantastic stuff of late

gotta lol geir (NickB), Wednesday, 16 October 2013 20:34 (five years ago) Permalink

I have occasional moments of self-loathing for not treating myself to "Coast / Range / Arc".

Didn't really get into "Sketches ..." though.

djh, Wednesday, 16 October 2013 21:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Would recommend Submers. Love how the music thematically fits the various submarine-titled tracks. Great for relaxation. First one I bought, led me to all the other records.

I don't own "Intervalo", but from a quick glance elsewhere, looks it contains all or part of the "City Hospital" book soundtrack he did for Wist Records (which I do own).

Why the C/R/A loathing? Is it no longer available? The first of the Air Texture series, for which he curated a disc, is out of print, and going for $150+ on Amazon.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 16 October 2013 21:36 (five years ago) Permalink

He has these "concepts" for most/all of his records but from what I've heard I don't really see a point to it. Aside from a unified list of song titles and a lot of wasted words in the opening paragraph of every review, the concepts have no bearing on the music. I guess you could imagine an underwater-ness to Submers, but (forgive the pun) isn't that a shallow connection?

I was listening to Triple Point yesterday, which I think is great, but you got me if I'm supposed to understand what any of it has to do with its supposed theme, thermodynamics.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 16 October 2013 21:51 (five years ago) Permalink

OMG I don't have the newest three! This will be rectified.

She makes flapjack (doo dah), Wednesday, 16 October 2013 23:20 (five years ago) Permalink

re. "Coast/Arc/Range" - out of print, isn't it?

djh, Thursday, 17 October 2013 22:07 (five years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

oh man i love submers. "triton" is perfect

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 15 November 2013 21:55 (five years ago) Permalink

He played here last night but by the time I decided to go, it was sold out (even though a friend told me today that the place was only half full). Kinda bummed.

Murgatroid, Friday, 15 November 2013 23:44 (five years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

I said upthread I wasn't sure what his 2013 releases were since I'd only seen titles. Well, Intervalo just showed up on Spotify—apparently it's a bunch of old/obscure Loscil tracks reworked as collaborations with Kelly Wyse, a pianist. "Endless Falls," "Hastings Sunrise," a couple others. It's nice.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Sunday, 20 April 2014 03:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Endless Falls and Plume are both great. Endless Falls in particular gets a Cascadian vibe unlike a lot of other electronic records made in that region.

hilarious topless cookie chef (the table is the table), Sunday, 20 April 2014 03:53 (five years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

The new album Sea Island is pretty damn sweet

xelab, Wednesday, 19 November 2014 14:25 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's great. Something about it feels different from past releases though I haven't put my finger on it yet.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Thursday, 20 November 2014 06:25 (four years ago) Permalink

Listened to it yesterday, liked it quite a bit.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Thursday, 20 November 2014 15:58 (four years ago) Permalink

Listening more to Sea Island. It's really tense once it gets past the first couple of tracks! Feels like Loscil's "noir" album.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 26 November 2014 06:48 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Got tickets to see him and A Winged Victory for the Sullen in March!

Moon tells the salt (doo dah), Monday, 26 January 2015 01:01 (four years ago) Permalink

Touring together?

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Monday, 26 January 2015 03:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Ooooh, yes. Answeredy own question. April 5 in LA.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Monday, 26 January 2015 03:48 (four years ago) Permalink

"Answered my"

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Monday, 26 January 2015 03:48 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

New split EP with Fieldhead: http://open.spotify.com/album/5GQ7OgdeijWv1hKFRcHhTj

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Tuesday, 3 March 2015 16:52 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

submers is perfect. "triton"!

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 12 May 2017 02:33 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

New album in August

my new full length EQUIVALENTS will come out August 16 on @krankyltd - listen to EQUIVALENT 7 with fellow Vancouverite Secret Pyramid. we will be celebrating the release with a Vancouver show July 20 at SFU. https://t.co/CmSekZUY8I + https://t.co/YLYm5Hq1xs pic.twitter.com/kOQaD5L566

— loscil (@_loscil_) June 11, 2019

groovypanda, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 08:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Looking forward to that.

Plume was my entry point and always my favorite. Listened to some Loscil this morning and read a few old Pitchfork reviews. I guess Plume isn't generally thought of as a high point, but whatever. I enjoyed Endless Falls much more than I did when it came out. Never got into Monument Builders, but I may give it another try. Been thinking about his music a lot because of the ambient poll. Really one of my favorite ambient artists.

beard papa, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Plume is my favourite too. I know he's ambient drone but Plume seems to have a bit more melody about it. Rorschach is gorgeous.

groovypanda, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Triple Point was my entry point— we had it in the freeform section at my uni radio station— and then I promptly forgot about him until 2011, when I became obsessed with Plume and Endless Falls. Very excited for this new one!!

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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