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Quite simply we take turns to suggest to imago album or songs (that is kinda out his wheelhouse but can also be something you think he might or should like)

He then will give his rundown (either liveblogging or a 'review' at the end then someone else will give their recommendation.

Volunteer below to take a turn.

My recommendation is this -
http://i.imgur.com/G9Lue6a.jpg
http://open.spotify.com/album/1lZahjeu4AhPkg9JARZr5F
spotify:album:1lZahjeu4AhPkg9JARZr5F

Imago oftens posts revulsion of them but I dont think he realises that there's a LOT more to them than bluesy heavy rock. For such a big band they were pretty damn weird at times and I do think he would like them if he gave them a chance.

۩, Monday, 27 January 2014 01:09 (eight years ago) link

some of their songs are pretty "undeniable"

^ enlightening post (sarahell), Monday, 27 January 2014 01:10 (eight years ago) link

volunteer for a turn and once he's finished one suggestion he can move on.

۩, Monday, 27 January 2014 01:11 (eight years ago) link

nah, i'll just post recommendations here as they come to me, and he can listen or ignore as he wishes -- as he has done for the last 5 years.

^ enlightening post (sarahell), Monday, 27 January 2014 01:15 (eight years ago) link

yeah can this not be turn-based. pitch in more or less as you please, although a profusion of too much stuff will probably mean it takes longer to get around to.

going to sleep now, will check that out on the morrow though

i assume "Little Joey" (imago), Monday, 27 January 2014 01:20 (eight years ago) link

I think you would enjoy disc 2 of PG more than the first.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 27 January 2014 01:23 (eight years ago) link

don't we do this every year

k3vin k., Monday, 27 January 2014 01:24 (eight years ago) link

because you like complexity and expressed an interest in jazz:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUd0SbegdMQ

^ enlightening post (sarahell), Monday, 27 January 2014 01:25 (eight years ago) link

probably best not to embed

۩, Monday, 27 January 2014 01:30 (eight years ago) link

What did you end up thinking of the Pop Group, imago?

stop ingesting (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 27 January 2014 01:55 (eight years ago) link

apologies if you've already heard this stuff:

Biota - Bellowing Room (Side B)

Morton Subotnick - The Wild Bull (Side A and Side B)

his eye is on the sbarro (unregistered), Monday, 27 January 2014 02:03 (eight years ago) link

ftr:
yes! There's a song by The Pop Group, that I thought the lyrics were "Don't call me baby" (I think it's actually "don't call me pain") ...

― free jazz and mumia (sarahel), Monday, August 17, 2009 1:51 PM (4 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I think I also have issues with "baby" as a term of endearment.

Hahaha! I've recently asked a few female friends of mine whether this bothers them and it doesn't for the most part. I think it should.

― cockles (country matters), Monday, August 17, 2009 1:52 PM (4 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

xp -I don't hate all songs that use "baby" as a term of endearment, but if a romantic partner were to call me that, I'd have problems with that.

The Pop Group song is still a really good song.

― free jazz and mumia (sarahel), Monday, August 17, 2009 1:57 PM (4 years ago)

^ enlightening post (sarahell), Monday, 27 January 2014 02:03 (eight years ago) link

I mean, I'd hope it isn't my lack of a penis that makes LJ less likely to follow my recommended listening than other male ilxors

^ enlightening post (sarahell), Monday, 27 January 2014 02:06 (eight years ago) link

et tu sarahell

i assume "Little Joey" (imago), Monday, 27 January 2014 09:22 (eight years ago) link

Imago I recommend the pop group

LADsy (wins), Monday, 27 January 2014 10:41 (eight years ago) link

I recommend this little known singer called Beyonce. You might like her.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 27 January 2014 10:49 (eight years ago) link

Shouldn't ilxors be recommending pop to Joey? I thought he was a stan for avant-garde experimental and so was going to always enjoy the soothing sounds from Takayanagi's guitar.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 27 January 2014 11:05 (eight years ago) link

imago i have a hunch that if you set preconceptions aside, you'll appreciate how majestic physical graffiti can be

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 27 January 2014 12:25 (eight years ago) link

imago do you interest yourself in dub / reggae?

he said, smarmily (dog latin), Monday, 27 January 2014 12:29 (eight years ago) link

lol I made a beeline for Biota and found it entirely to my liking. quite proud if that's my comfort zone tbh, but a million cheers for the recommendation unreg

jul10 you might be amused to know that thanks to nakhers I've also been listening to quite a lot of Ferneyhough over the last couple of days - the guy's a bloody genius and perhaps quite an important philosopher of composition

okok well, physical graffiti it must be now. then takanayagi.

ooh good question dog latin - not as such, although I don't hate it - there's just so much, I never know where to start

i assume "Little Joey" (imago), Monday, 27 January 2014 12:30 (eight years ago) link

o this is the one with 'kashmir' - that's their only smashhit I actually sorta like. ok cool

i assume "Little Joey" (imago), Monday, 27 January 2014 12:33 (eight years ago) link

Poo Group came up in another similar thread a few years back. You may have been there, seashell; I was just following up...

stop ingesting (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 27 January 2014 12:51 (eight years ago) link

Sarahell *'_'*

stop ingesting (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 27 January 2014 12:52 (eight years ago) link

like that's the best typo in that post

i assume "Little Joey" (imago), Monday, 27 January 2014 12:53 (eight years ago) link

More like Plop Group amirite?

keiji cretins (NickB), Monday, 27 January 2014 12:55 (eight years ago) link

ooh good question dog latin - not as such, although I don't hate it - there's just so much, I never know where to start

yes, there's a lot of stuff and a lot of it's great and quite a bit of it's useless. judging by what i think you might like, i'd be interested in seeing what you think of The Congos' 'Heart of the Congos', Lee Perry & the Upsetters' 'Super Ape' or Joe Gibbs 'Majestic Dub'.

he said, smarmily (dog latin), Monday, 27 January 2014 12:58 (eight years ago) link

physgraf is q a pleasant background jammy thing for now. 'in my time of dying' and 'trampled under foot' so far making for the best ambience. is this music meant to be listened to while doing other things, i now wonder - like the traxpoll dance music, best experienced socially?

i assume "Little Joey" (imago), Monday, 27 January 2014 13:00 (eight years ago) link

As cher out of clueless would say, are you talking about drugs?

LADsy (wins), Monday, 27 January 2014 13:07 (eight years ago) link

almost certainly

i assume "Little Joey" (imago), Monday, 27 January 2014 13:08 (eight years ago) link

with the right substances, this cd become the spiritual ecstasy 'differentology' was for yow

actually i sincerely doubt that, although now i do wonder what music i'd find most enhanced by substances. probably something i already like, such as magma

i assume "Little Joey" (imago), Monday, 27 January 2014 13:10 (eight years ago) link

background and foreground are the same thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YTzWu2ys2s

cog, Monday, 27 January 2014 13:28 (eight years ago) link

oooh 'ten years gone' by a zillion miles the best thing so far

i assume "Little Joey" (imago), Monday, 27 January 2014 13:29 (eight years ago) link

^^^
My favourite on the album, some days my fave Zep tune.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 27 January 2014 13:56 (eight years ago) link

If you're into that you should check out 'Rain Song' off Houses of the Holy.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 27 January 2014 13:58 (eight years ago) link

yeah have heard the whole album & that was comfortably the standout. side c so much better than side d you wonder why they didn't just end it there

i assume "Little Joey" (imago), Monday, 27 January 2014 13:59 (eight years ago) link

Yeah side C is the best side. In the Light, Down by the Sea and TYG all amazing.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 27 January 2014 14:01 (eight years ago) link

yeah. sides b and c the best tbh, release them as a single album and I'd get reasonably enthusiastic

i assume "Little Joey" (imago), Monday, 27 January 2014 14:05 (eight years ago) link

I'd throw in Custard Pie at the beginning, such a funky riff.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 27 January 2014 14:08 (eight years ago) link

Perhaps. Side A didn't really grab me but it wasn't the worst opener

Jul10 otm, obv - this Takayanagi clearly belongs on the J0rdan S Listening Club thread, not this one. Obviously it's awesome and imma listen to the whole thing in gleeful joy, wishing I was watching it all unfold live (o god, heaven)

i assume "Little Joey" (imago), Monday, 27 January 2014 14:10 (eight years ago) link

o days, this is force divine

i assume "Little Joey" (imago), Monday, 27 January 2014 14:23 (eight years ago) link

i do wonder what music i'd find most enhanced by substances.

Have you tried the early 90s dance music/mdma combo?

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 27 January 2014 14:36 (eight years ago) link

nah but takayanagi/lsd combo is now high on agenda

i assume "Little Joey" (imago), Monday, 27 January 2014 14:41 (eight years ago) link

dub kind of works really well with a smoky smoke.

he said, smarmily (dog latin), Monday, 27 January 2014 14:42 (eight years ago) link

You don't say.

the drummer is a monster (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 27 January 2014 14:44 (eight years ago) link

funny that.

he said, smarmily (dog latin), Monday, 27 January 2014 14:46 (eight years ago) link

Almost as startling as the ecstasy/rave revelation.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 27 January 2014 14:49 (eight years ago) link

The Rover is my fave song on PG, and is probably my fave led zep song period

۩, Monday, 27 January 2014 15:03 (eight years ago) link

im surprised to see that youve never listened to "astral weeks". personally, it took me a long time to get under my skin. but i love it now (i do prefer "veedon fleece" a bit more tbh which theres a youtube link for as well) and i think its got the right amount of proggyish knottiness and eccentricity for you to like it right off the bat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfhF7ZyURsA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1vYs5LBC3c&list=PLWLQDGsdAqlZVnsHI9f9YKnHgjbP5aBMY

everyday sheeple (Michael B), Monday, 27 January 2014 15:27 (eight years ago) link

me or imago? I've owned the cd for 20 years but never got into it. Same with that grateful dead cd

۩, Monday, 27 January 2014 15:32 (eight years ago) link

Ahaha someone actually read that terrible post (Oasis thread, k3rr). On a bus rn but will check later along with unreg's other suggestion. Also, had the brainwave of recording my responses to the albumzpoll here (unless it's an album I love, in which case I'll loudly and obnoxiously declare my love in the thread obv

i assume "Little Joey" (imago), Monday, 27 January 2014 15:35 (eight years ago) link

eh that's ok, got some surprisingly beautiful moments but probably not gonna disturb my ballot even if ilx is voting en masse ;)

esben and the witch song was nice

um

eyvind kang! oh god so much music though! been ploughing thru the list, so hard to know what to vote for now

rae sredrum (imago), Thursday, 15 January 2015 08:24 (seven years ago) link

one that got nowhere in the poll:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TW49X2G_Ss

Germane Quip (NickB), Thursday, 22 January 2015 22:34 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

you should listen to the jlin album, it is excellent

Finn McCoolit (wins), Saturday, 4 April 2015 15:32 (seven years ago) link

rad ok

rock (Jack White, Coldplay) (imago), Saturday, 4 April 2015 16:08 (seven years ago) link

yeah this is great

rock (Jack White, Coldplay) (imago), Saturday, 4 April 2015 16:34 (seven years ago) link

yep

kriss akabusi cleaner (seandalai), Saturday, 4 April 2015 21:43 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

imago, do you like Punishment of Luxury? they sometimes make me think of early Cardiacs covering John Foxx era Ultravox, or maybe vice versa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RTQNmNJHuM

THREE WOMEN IN THE LIFE OF TUFFY CRAG (soref), Thursday, 4 June 2015 18:17 (seven years ago) link

I meant to post that to the vaguely Cardiacsy prog-pop thread, but what's done is ddone

THREE WOMEN IN THE LIFE OF TUFFY CRAG (soref), Thursday, 4 June 2015 18:20 (seven years ago) link

hey this is cool

strangled whelps (imago), Thursday, 4 June 2015 19:27 (seven years ago) link

it doesn't quite have the cardiacs melodic sensibility & hence the sublimity, but it is p wired in a good way

strangled whelps (imago), Thursday, 4 June 2015 19:28 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

progge-poppe-landfill interzone bubbler seems relevant to your interests

smoke weed listen to Satie (wins), Sunday, 21 June 2015 00:51 (seven years ago) link

(I love this)

smoke weed listen to Satie (wins), Sunday, 21 June 2015 00:52 (seven years ago) link

Will get on that later

Is the Carly Rae Jepsen album something I might appreciate?

the spieth hole-ease impresseth us (imago), Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:55 (seven years ago) link

Do you like Carly Rae Jepsen?

smoke weed listen to Satie (wins), Wednesday, 24 June 2015 18:52 (seven years ago) link

ahem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHmdci-fGLk

sleeve, Wednesday, 24 June 2015 18:57 (seven years ago) link

can scarcely believe i'm saying this but that FFS is almost TOO progge - the bit that kicks in after the intro and returns at the end is awesome but there's a but too much (arch and intentional) noodling for me. might well investigate further

this TFUL album is the fucken nuts :D

the spieth hole-ease impresseth us (imago), Wednesday, 24 June 2015 22:40 (seven years ago) link

star trek -> tell me = XDDDDD

the spieth hole-ease impresseth us (imago), Wednesday, 24 June 2015 22:45 (seven years ago) link

oh fuck, this has turned into the most intense fever dream

the spieth hole-ease impresseth us (imago), Wednesday, 24 June 2015 23:17 (seven years ago) link

'tuning notes' is where it leaps off the cliff and becomes a classic album maybe

the spieth hole-ease impresseth us (imago), Wednesday, 24 June 2015 23:18 (seven years ago) link

haven't listened to tful since college, happy to rediscover (& enjoying yr take)

drash, Wednesday, 24 June 2015 23:37 (seven years ago) link

I was thinking a little bit more today about those "difficult" pieces on MOAS. Although I appreciate the pared-down song-oriented tracklist someone posted in this (or the other) thread, the spacing of those tracks really helps with the sequencing and overall epic flow of the record.. I think that at the time there was some criticism of teh "practice room" pieces in the press but it was also kind of a statement of purpose by the band. At any rate, "Tuning Notes" has perversely become one of my fave tracks from that record as the years have gone by. It's just such a perfect window into their world, a distillation of the practice room experience.

― sleeve, Saturday, June 11, 2011 11:40 AM (4 years ago)

sleeve, Thursday, 25 June 2015 03:02 (seven years ago) link

three months pass...

imago, has anyone made you listen to 'mud' off the GABI album entitled 'sympathy' yet and if not, why not?

Ray Chard (NickB), Thursday, 1 October 2015 08:58 (six years ago) link

i'm listening in the minutes before leaving for the doctor's with severe tonsillitis. the fact it's choral is making me plain envious if anything

twunty fifteen (imago), Thursday, 1 October 2015 09:20 (six years ago) link

this is cool, like if someone decided to make slowdive's 'pygmalion' into an opera

twunty fifteen (imago), Thursday, 1 October 2015 09:25 (six years ago) link

i'm listening in the minutes before leaving for the doctor's with severe tonsillitis

oof, maybe not the time for creeping queasiness then. good luck!

Ray Chard (NickB), Thursday, 1 October 2015 09:42 (six years ago) link

do you like this shit? I feel like maybe you'd like this shit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMj8Y56WmfU

scarlett bohansson (unregistered), Monday, 12 October 2015 22:46 (six years ago) link

yes that sounded quite promising thank you

weird art rock usually a fruitful line of enquiry

twunty fifteen (imago), Monday, 12 October 2015 23:34 (six years ago) link

I don't wonder if you might dig Japan's Vampillia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyqKNmIl_k4

MaresNest, Tuesday, 13 October 2015 10:46 (six years ago) link

apologies my man but that doesn't quite do it for me…a bit lol random w/o much in the way of memorable songwriting or sonic intrigue…but you are encouraged to keep chucking 'em down

twunty fifteen (imago), Tuesday, 13 October 2015 10:57 (six years ago) link

Vampillia are frustrating because they can be brilliant but can also be sort of irritating. I like that they're kind of multifaceted but their mix of sincerity and wanton goofball tendencies don't really gel. I have to say that personally I think Ice Fist is a great track though.

They remind me a lot of another band from Japan, Mutyumu, who came a bit before. They're less polished but more refined if that makes sense.

One of their "pop" songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atOGv14hLys&index=4&list=PL18F216634676A0D5

Epic post-rock blowout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RoegQvn7Ak

They had/have some more black metal-tinged material as well. It might be worth pointing out that I despise opera but for some reason I like the voice in this context.

ultros ultros-ghali, Tuesday, 13 October 2015 13:48 (six years ago) link

OK I fucked up that first video

ultros ultros-ghali, Tuesday, 13 October 2015 13:51 (six years ago) link

Thanks UUG, never heard of those guys. A couple of friends and I have just started a little radio show playing non mainstream music from Japan, from the last few decades, it's been fun researching lot's of different crazy bands to play.

MaresNest, Tuesday, 13 October 2015 16:31 (six years ago) link

XXXP - wildo LJ, no worries :)

MaresNest, Tuesday, 13 October 2015 16:32 (six years ago) link

three months pass...

ty

sounding like a silly Iain Banks on a track (imago), Saturday, 16 January 2016 01:13 (six years ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpvztXgGzYSHHac4VPLofaPc7cZmVLKYU

etc, Saturday, 16 January 2016 07:36 (six years ago) link

(^^ Skeptics - Amalgam)

etc, Saturday, 16 January 2016 07:37 (six years ago) link

chris weisman - the sweetest flags

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

chris weisman - hand sign

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

(but two...)

linee, Saturday, 16 January 2016 07:49 (six years ago) link

oops those weren't meant to embed

linee, Saturday, 16 January 2016 07:49 (six years ago) link

I've heard good things about Foetus-Nail

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Saturday, 16 January 2016 08:01 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vI-dbV4D9k

MaresNest, Saturday, 16 January 2016 11:03 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

Yes indeed! Well, I might check out some of your solo votes. Everyone else, check out Re-TROS, a band only denied a place in this poll because they had the ghastly temerity to release more than one excellent song last year

xp

― imago, Thursday, 25 January 2018 22:58 (yesterday)

Just so I'm not cluttering up the singles ballots thread - not sure if any of my other singles votes are particularly LJ-aligned apart from "The Doctrines Of Swedenborg" & "Que Du Bon", but there's a few bits & pieces you might find interesting:

i.e. crazy - non compos mentis (hysterical industrial folk)

https://muzai.bandcamp.com/album/non-compos-mentis

Some vaguely recent Chinese stuff that I'd cluster w/Re-TROS:

Beijing's Chui Wan:

https://chui-wan.bandcamp.com/album/chui-wan

Chengdu's STOLEN:
https://site.douban.com/stolen/
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJLuT0Pmg_qaL1-Kb0TD1sALBlp9h4fuJ
https://mimixingdong.bandcamp.com/

Shanghai's Mirrors:
https://separatemirrors.bandcamp.com/album/separate-reality

& if you squint a bunch you can vaguely compare this to Jute Gyte...

Shandong black metal band Zuriaake:

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/lake-of-buried-corpses-chinese-metal-band-digs-out-ancient-9872674
https://pestproductions.bandcamp.com/album/gu-yan-album

Also you probably saw Siegbran repping Lingua Ignota's two EPs, which are excellent.

etc, Friday, 26 January 2018 00:28 (four years ago) link

whoa cheers for all this! let's dig in...

imago, Friday, 26 January 2018 07:55 (four years ago) link

ok ie crazy is kind of wonderful

imago, Friday, 26 January 2018 08:26 (four years ago) link

yeah that was really amazing. wish i'd discovered it before the albums poll deadline! ah well. really strong songwriting all the way through and a wickedly delirious atmosphere.

chui wan closing track 'beijing is sinking' was wonderful

mirrors seem fun, loved the 3rd track. they're one to watch. is there a thread for chinese psych?

diving into the zuriaake now...

imago, Friday, 26 January 2018 10:33 (four years ago) link

It was very pleasant!

But yeah, i.e. crazy. Incredible. Would have threatened my top 5 if I'd known about it

imago, Friday, 26 January 2018 12:35 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

Funnily enough, I'd been half-thinking of recommending you Baby Zionov's Henrietta but I unexpectedly stumbled across you repping it on Twitter! There's a nice out-of-flux-y scene in Auckland at the moment with lots of side projects (including their dungeon synth project Gayblade).

There's new i.e. crazy singles trickling out, and you might like Grecco Romank - acid-friend bogan industrial:

https://greccoromank.bandcamp.com/album/red-tower

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EEu__Cf-JM

etc, Friday, 5 August 2022 20:50 (one week ago) link

oh hello yes yes this is all nice. i have a sleeping ill person here but will check this all tomorrow

i am pals with Baby Zionov on RYM - been mutuals for about 5 years, v thrilled she is finally turning her taste in weird stuff into weird stuff

i forgot that this thread was where i learnt about i.e. crazy too. her new stuff is sounding killer, the comeback single had a great run on the latest peoples_pop poll too

ban, buddy (imago), Friday, 5 August 2022 21:09 (one week ago) link


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