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Steve Moore: Pangea Ultima

dunno if it's just me but i find this his weakest release thus far. still good, but a bit watertready

föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Friday, 31 January 2014 11:39 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah I didn't find much call to give it a second listen

the first cologne based on a sea-captain based celebrity (seandalai), Friday, 31 January 2014 16:01 (four years ago) Permalink

really loving this new hauschka album - http://www.cityslang.com/releases/64220/abandoned-city/ - fans of nils frahm would be into it i think

lex pretend, Friday, 31 January 2014 16:04 (four years ago) Permalink

i'm really into pangaea ultima

the late great, Friday, 31 January 2014 16:06 (four years ago) Permalink

i keep being impressed / doing double takes whenever tracks from peter van hoesen's live performance come up on shuffle. it's still p microproduced but has a looser vibe i seem to be keying in on.

i feel like i sample from a lot of recent techno that just doesn't grab me, maybe i'm only paying half attention, seems like the production is samey in an immaculate way but there isn't any fire and it's all airless and boring. one example is the conforce album, just zzzzz imo

Matt P, Friday, 31 January 2014 16:09 (four years ago) Permalink

oops i think it's life performance

Matt P, Friday, 31 January 2014 16:12 (four years ago) Permalink

also want to rep for anthony parasole's label the corner out of new york, last two releases are awesome (parasole and phil moffa - pressure and tom diccico - no sympathy)

Matt P, Friday, 31 January 2014 16:15 (four years ago) Permalink

though those aren't albums, ayy

Matt P, Friday, 31 January 2014 16:16 (four years ago) Permalink

i don't post to ilm about a big chunk of the new music i listen to, because it falls between the cracks of the rap/techno/etc threads. lots of pretty post-beat scene electronic music that sounds best on headphones but could work in a club in the right context, maybe.

festival culture (Jordan), Friday, 31 January 2014 16:27 (four years ago) Permalink

Have enjoyed Hauschka in the past Lex (think it was Foreign Landscapes that I got into, that was very much modern chamber ensemble classical stuff though). Bit of a wait till mere mortals get to hear the new one - not out until mid-March by the looks of it.

Was giving the Mika Vainio a whirl a bit earlier. Sounds really well done but it was all a bit too austere for me. Have never quite got to grips with Pansonic either tbh so it probably wasn't meant to be.

keiji cretins (NickB), Friday, 31 January 2014 17:57 (four years ago) Permalink

vainio never clicked with me though on paper it sounds like exactly the kind of thing i'd dig.

Matt P, Friday, 31 January 2014 21:28 (four years ago) Permalink

I noticed that a third volume of Thomas P. Heckmann's (aka Age, Drax, Skydiver, etc) The Lost Tales was recently released, you can play the whole album via the link. (It's not on Fax like the previous two, but on some new American label, which was apparently set up as a legacy label to Fax, since it folded with Pete Namlook's death.) Anyway, like the previous two, it collects previously unreleased material by Heckmann, some of which dates back to to the early 90s, so there's loads of trancey analogue sounds and cosmic techno goodness... And more synth solos than on his previous albums! Obviously this is very old school stuff, but since cosmic beats and Fax have always been my thing, I love it! "Berlin to Dawn" and "Ode to a Friend" especially are awesome synth freakouts.

Tuomas, Friday, 31 January 2014 23:36 (four years ago) Permalink

this is the perfect thread to post about:

severence - hidden ceilings
sven weisemann - inner motions
and
the smoke clears - listen

each of which were on my eoy ballot, and i associate them with each other. haven't really seen anyone discuss them anywhere, probably b/c they're very humble albums, but they linger in that edge of sleep space which i really love. i don't think listening to a single track really does any of them justice because they all take time to pull you in, but all three are pretty much perfect.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Saturday, 1 February 2014 00:09 (four years ago) Permalink

Fuck me, that Weisemann album is a lot better than I remembered it as this year.

xelab, Saturday, 1 February 2014 00:56 (four years ago) Permalink

I don't know all of Steve Moore's other stuff so I like Pangea Ultima just fine--and happy to dig into earlier stuff if it's better. As of now the track "Logotronics" is doing it for me. (First song here: http://t.co/pYd21jZBcS)

I've played the Vanio album a few times now but it literally disappears midway through - so minimal it can't seem to compete with the noises of the world around me.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 1 February 2014 04:29 (four years ago) Permalink

charles manier 2xlp from last year is killer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmmNDz4FNrk

Matt P, Saturday, 1 February 2014 06:34 (four years ago) Permalink

Steve Moore's other stuff

get thee to "the henge" immediately

föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Saturday, 1 February 2014 11:34 (four years ago) Permalink

i don't post to ilm about a big chunk of the new music i listen to, because it falls between the cracks of the rap/techno/etc threads. lots of pretty post-beat scene electronic music that sounds best on headphones but could work in a club in the right context, maybe.

― festival culture (Jordan), Friday, January 31, 2014 8:27 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hello

cristalnacht (lukas), Saturday, 1 February 2014 22:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Could A New Line (Related) fit this thread?

http://vimeo.com/70424275

Ex-Hood bloke does Chain Reaction from the wrong side of the Pennines.

djh, Saturday, 1 February 2014 23:23 (four years ago) Permalink

Weirdly ... ordered the Hauschka album (although not out until March) from City Slang (Early ordering due to a new commitment to ordering from "source" or non-Amazon and also for a second disc).

djh, Saturday, 1 February 2014 23:25 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Really enjoying the new Karen Gwyer EP.

Also, the new White Rainbow, "Thru.u" is pretty terrific. He used to be an Emeralds-like drone thing on Kranky but has spent the last four years going way over to the other end of the spectrum - lots of beats, electro influence, etc. He's been experimenting via his Bandcamp page with a ton of releases, but the new album is his first "official" offering in a long time. It's great.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 21 February 2014 21:58 (four years ago) Permalink

So, I got the new Thomas P. Heckmann album I mentioned upthread in mail, and it didn't disappoint. Lovely FAX style trance/ambient/techno, with a dedication to Pete Namlook:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBJ11kclc3E

Tuomas, Friday, 21 February 2014 22:11 (four years ago) Permalink

yeh heckmann is boss, there's a great youtube video tour of his studio

Crackle Box, Friday, 21 February 2014 22:28 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8hCQWI9WJ0

I guess you mean this one? Hadn't seen it before, holy shit at the stuff in his studio!

Tuomas, Friday, 21 February 2014 22:35 (four years ago) Permalink

the new secret circuit, torn hawk and willie burns collaborative release is great ("from the legal pad of circuit, burns and hawk"). i guess it's more of an EP than anything, and it's not purist techno by any means (torn hawk reminds me of early ducktails more than anything), but another in a line of great releases from fellow ilxor speculator/willie burns/black deer

hug niceman (psychgawsple), Friday, 21 February 2014 23:42 (four years ago) Permalink

So behind on my listening, need to hear a bunch of these things. The White Rainbow sounds interesting, I loved that guy's stuff in the past so it'll be good to hear where he's at now. I think the new Patten is really good! Not as overwhelmingly chaotic and cluttered as his previous one, but still lots of interesting juxtaposed sounds and textures.

night boat to mega therion (NickB), Monday, 24 February 2014 13:44 (four years ago) Permalink

xp more than anything more than anything blah

part of me wants to like the new white rainbow (i'm sure it's good!) but another part of me thinks forkner is sort of a dick who wants to ride the avant-techno bandwagon while having little interest in - and based on coversations, even some condescension towards - house/techno culture. like none of this matters even slightly for home listening purposes but in the context of the portland scene where he came from he's pretty late to this game and has done very little to play shows/throw parties/contribute to what's going on now

hug niceman (psychgawsple), Monday, 24 February 2014 19:35 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm about as removed from either Portland or techno scenes as possible but I loved Forkner's album as [[[vvrssnn]]] (yes, wanky name) back in 2003 and that had some electronic squiggles and beats - not enough to qualify for this thread but here's a couple of youtubes of the more electronic tracks in case anyone is curious: http://youtu.be/8xEJaw5GpWI / http://youtu.be/kFWSSTNO4BA - so I am interested to hear the new one

def not saying he should get a free pass because of that or anything, but it's prob still my favourite thing he's done, so I thought I'd mention it

anyway the last secret circuit was p. great, so a collab w/ speculator and torn hawk has certainly piqued my interest too

the ghosts of dead pom-bears (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 24 February 2014 19:58 (four years ago) Permalink

the new secret circuit, torn hawk and willie burns collaborative release is great

yeah this is really, really good. i also picked up 'films & windows' and on first blush it seems pretty good

Lamp, Monday, 24 February 2014 20:14 (four years ago) Permalink

xp i can see how that could come of as gatekeeper-y, and i don't care much about any sense of loyalty to a "true" portland techno scene (lolololol) it's more that he was similarly positioned to a lot of the 100% silk/ecstacy label ppl but seemed to sort of laugh it off and make fun of things at first. certainly the dude should follow whatever muse he wants to, and none of these critiques have anything to do with his talent/artistic merit, i'm just surprised he's landed where he has. he also did that purple n green thing for a while, which was essentially a happy '90s-style rnb party band

hug niceman (psychgawsple), Monday, 24 February 2014 20:18 (four years ago) Permalink

oh, I wasn't objecting to your post, always interested to hear local perceptions of artists I like! I can def see how these things would be annoying/offputting. also I like various of his previous releases but don't follow him super closely or anything, so I missed the Purple & Green thing and most of what he's done for the past several years tbh

the ghosts of dead pom-bears (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 24 February 2014 20:54 (four years ago) Permalink

Just found out about this new Archangel (aka Bruno Pronsato) lp that's about to come out. I really love the real drum samples, which I'm pretty sure he plays and records himself.

https://soundcloud.com/foommusic/bruno-pronsato-presents

mom, Monday, 24 February 2014 21:14 (four years ago) Permalink

scene allegiences aside, i did give the white rainbow a go earlier and wasn't really feeling it tbh

night boat to mega therion (NickB), Monday, 24 February 2014 22:18 (four years ago) Permalink

i don't post to ilm about a big chunk of the new music i listen to, because it falls between the cracks of the rap/techno/etc threads. lots of pretty post-beat scene electronic music that sounds best on headphones but could work in a club in the right context, maybe.

― festival culture (Jordan), Friday, January 31, 2014 8:27 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hello

― cristalnacht (lukas), Saturday, February 1, 2014 4:00 PM (3 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh hi

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 24 February 2014 22:32 (four years ago) Permalink

i really like this:
https://soundcloud.com/xlr8r/philip-grass-all-i-need

played with these dudes out in portland, their tracks are so detailed and intricate.

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 24 February 2014 22:38 (four years ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/jono-gilmurray/brownsea-island-soundscape

cog, Tuesday, 25 February 2014 11:16 (four years ago) Permalink

All this recent news of upcoming millie and andrea, joey anderson, kink, and kassem mosse albums is certainly interesting.

Fiddler on a hot tin roof (ed.b), Tuesday, 25 February 2014 14:38 (four years ago) Permalink

millie & andrea is double-whammy on the old men taking female names thing. but i look forward to the results of that anyhow

night boat to mega therion (NickB), Tuesday, 25 February 2014 14:41 (four years ago) Permalink

somewhat predictably, the new kangding ray is a really strong record and sounds *fantastic*

night boat to mega therion (NickB), Tuesday, 25 February 2014 14:48 (four years ago) Permalink

part of me wants to like the new white rainbow (i'm sure it's good!) but another part of me thinks forkner is sort of a dick who wants to ride the avant-techno bandwagon while having little interest in - and based on coversations, even some condescension towards - house/techno culture. like none of this matters even slightly for home listening purposes but in the context of the portland scene where he came from he's pretty late to this game and has done very little to play shows/throw parties/contribute to what's going on now

― hug niceman (psychgawsple), Monday, February 24, 2014 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I don't know much about White Rainbow as a person. I saw a YouTube interview with him years back where Pauly Shore randomly invaded the interview, and Forkner looked (like, what he was wearing) sillier than Pauly Shore ever did. Also there was an article going around the other day that was Forkner giving a rundown of his myriad Bandcamp releases of the last four years (like 20 albums or something)--his attitude was very "I don't give a fuck about people who like my stuff."

But, whatever. I don't want to hang out with him. I do like the new album. And at least one of his bandcamp albums, Lays the Boogie Down, mines similar territory and is at least a couple of years old. There's a song on there called "Captain Sandwich Patrol" which I think is totally fantastic.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Tuesday, 25 February 2014 16:30 (four years ago) Permalink

^ this is sorta what i was trying to get at, the whole "idgaf about peple who like my stuff" thing is probably the best way to summarize all this. anyway i checked out the record and it's not really my thing, definitely fits into the whole ratatat/audio dregs lineage of indie-friendly electro (REALLY far from avant techno actually!)

hug niceman (psychgawsple), Tuesday, 25 February 2014 18:58 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah I wouldn't call it avant-techno either. But as far as I can tell this thread most closely resembles a genre I like to call "the kind of electronic music I'm into," hence I brought it up here.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 26 February 2014 03:52 (four years ago) Permalink

It's from last year, but I just acquired Recondite's Hinterland, and there's some really beautiful, soft sad techno there. Minimal and breezy, but no microhouse/dub techno cliches. I'm definitely gonna keep an eye on what this dude does next.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RBCVFby96U

Tuomas, Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:03 (four years ago) Permalink

^ i listened to and enjoyed that last year but kinda forgot about it, really good stuff though

he has his own thread but in case you're not paying attn to it: the new kassem mosse record (workshop 19) is fantastic

hug niceman (psychgawsple), Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:08 (four years ago) Permalink

Really enjoying the new Karen Gwyer EP

Finally got round to hearing this. Loved the album from last year, but this feels like she's pushing her game further still. Great stuff!

eardrum buzz aldrin (NickB), Friday, 28 February 2014 17:55 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jRmgKLeAJ4

eardrum buzz aldrin (NickB), Friday, 28 February 2014 17:56 (four years ago) Permalink

i'm a big ricardo donoso fan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mslrrSBl9GY

christmas candy bar (al leong), Friday, 28 February 2014 18:04 (four years ago) Permalink

That Recondite album was a real pleasure during winter.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 1 March 2014 20:48 (four years ago) Permalink

Been enjoying Dusty Kid's III quite a lot during long distance runs

Tim Heckler (willem), Monday, 3 March 2014 10:09 (four years ago) Permalink

http://mumdance.com/

mh, Thursday, 29 March 2018 21:38 (four months ago) Permalink

aahhh i'm super confused

you said his show last week, those are all from 2017!

the late great, Thursday, 29 March 2018 21:42 (four months ago) Permalink

no I said I was listening to the show last week!

as in, a bunch of episodes of the show. sorry for the ambiguity

mh, Thursday, 29 March 2018 21:48 (four months ago) Permalink

although I do like the idea of getting pretty deep on a single episode

mh, Thursday, 29 March 2018 21:53 (four months ago) Permalink

oh haha sorry me dumm

the late great, Thursday, 29 March 2018 22:15 (four months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

item: i back-to-backed the new skee mask album with last year's shed album and while i enjoyed the skee mask and the young dude energy behind it, the shed album is clearly on another level.

map, Sunday, 1 July 2018 21:35 (one month ago) Permalink

Shed LPs are a perfect example of how to do full length tech, especially the first two

brimstead, Sunday, 1 July 2018 23:16 (one month ago) Permalink

I found the new Skee Mask a bit cold and clinical. Give me Shed any day.

millmeister, Monday, 2 July 2018 12:18 (one month ago) Permalink

feel like people slept on that shed record "too homogenous" yes but everything on it rips. skee mask is comfort food to me, the drums sound amazing but it's also sorta like just sports videogame music or something, shed has ~~mystery~~ about the proceedings imo

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Monday, 2 July 2018 15:56 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah I posted in the "diss hyped releases" about that Skee Mask album, bewildering critical praise

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 09:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Shed is just a highly exceptional producer, the way he makes the bass rumble in the mix is just awesome.

brimstead, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 15:16 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I don't know how much longevity value it will have, but for now I'm quite digging that Pariah album.

calzino, Saturday, 4 August 2018 10:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Anyone who has not yet heard the atrociously titled 'Steal Chickens From Men And The Future From God' by the Swedish duo Shakarchi & Straneus should do so while the weather's still this good.

DJ Koze has been repping hard for it and you can tell why, although it's a lot better than his album.

Matt DC, Saturday, 4 August 2018 11:32 (one week ago) Permalink

i have been listening a lot of octo octa lately and i think she is a wonderful album artist. the one from last year is especially good

marcos, Friday, 10 August 2018 15:37 (one week ago) Permalink


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