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I haven't heard BHBC in years, but I don't remember it as among their best. But you should check out Little Lucid Moments, Heavy Metal Fruit and last years Here Be Monsters (And the 12 inch with the title track).

satans favourite son, Saturday, 12 August 2017 20:02 (two years ago) link

Makes me very happy this thread does

calstars, Sunday, 13 August 2017 01:56 (two years ago) link

xp - Will do!

ArchCarrier, Sunday, 13 August 2017 05:19 (two years ago) link

Glad to see MP get some appreciation here! I've been a fan since seeing them play for 30 people in a dingy punk rock shoebox on the Demon Box tour. The post-BHBC work never really resonated with me, but this new one sounds interesting, change of drummer might just be the thing they needed.

Anyways here's my quick & dirty POX in no particular order:

Walking on the Water
Radiance Freq.
Un Chien d'Espace
The Slow Phaseout
Sinful, wind-borne

sonderpop, Monday, 14 August 2017 12:40 (two years ago) link

You can listen to a new song here:

satans favourite son, Saturday, 26 August 2017 06:24 (two years ago) link

Rune Grammofon wouldn't give me a promo because it was not officially released yet in North America, hence the pricey $31+ import price on Amazon. I ordered from Stickman which was better, about $23 USD. I won't get the CDs for at least a week but it's just started floating in the c-ether and is on Spotify -



Fastnbulbous, Friday, 8 September 2017 04:10 (two years ago) link

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 8 September 2017 14:43 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

Reprtedly their only 2017 UK show (London in October) was pretty sparsely attended. A bit surprising to me and I might have made more of an effort to go if I'd had an inkling it wouldn't be guaranteed busy.

Seems their European popularity doesn't extend across the Channel.

Noel Emits, Thursday, 14 December 2017 13:24 (two years ago) link

That seems about right. I read a lot about how important they are to the Norwegian scene and how their stuff often ranks amongst Norway's best music, which gives me the impression that they aren't very popular anywhere else. Kind of funny to see discussion threads which are half "just discovered these guys and they're amazing, why aren't they more popular?" and half "what are you talking about, we've loved them for years!"

frogbs, Thursday, 14 December 2017 15:20 (two years ago) link

On the Tower, “In Every Dream” is very good. I couldn’t really get with the slower acoustic stuff on the album. At times the singer just sounds kind of cheesy.

calstars, Sunday, 17 December 2017 03:18 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Apparently there's something that isn't working for them beyond Europe. The only lists this album made besides mine was #10 on Prog Magazine's, and The Needledrop's 15 Underrated episode.

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 31 December 2017 14:09 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

They're reissuing their Roadwork series of live albums on vinyl (with CDs in the packaging), and adding a new set. Here's the rundown:

Roadwork Vol. 1 (1999) 2LP/1CD
The Other Fool
A K9 Suite
You Lied
Black to Comm
Words of Wisdom
Vortex Surfer

Roadwork Vol. 2 (2000) 2LP/1CD
Olemanns Kornett
The Wheel
Finske Skoger
The Golden Core

Roadwork Vol. 3 (2002) 2LP/1CD *originally released as part of the Haircuts DVD*
Stained Glass
Custer's Last Stand (One More Daemon)
Little Ricky Massenburg

Roadwork Vol. 5 (2018) 3LP/2CD
Ship of Fools
Un Chien d'Espace

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 15:50 (one year ago) link

Listened to Roadwork Vol. 5 this morning while doing laundry. It's really nice. Other than a little two-minute interlude, the shortest song is 11 minutes, and the longest is over 30.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 21 June 2018 13:05 (one year ago) link

oh nice, can't wait to get my hands on it. I only have 1 & 2. 1 is a classic, of course. I kinda love 2 as well though I guess the premise of "three different bands meet each other (presumably) for the first time" may be sort of a turn off. it's pretty wild though.

frogbs, Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:16 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

okay, I've got Vol 3 now and it's great. the "four Norsemen" are presumably the trio + a keyboard player, which does give them the dimension to play something like "Stained Glass", but otherwise they kinda stay away from the folky/rootsy stuff, instead kicking out the jams as they always do. I mean, holy shit, that 20-minute "Hogwash" is something else. And followed up by "STG" ? Wow. Its kinda cool in that there is so much jamming and improvising that a lot of times you forget what song you're listening to. Which is the way I wish more live albums were. Great stuff.

frogbs, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 12:54 (one year ago) link

Yeah, I wrote about the whole set at the end of July. I don't think I'm ever gonna dive all the way into their catalog, but there's a lot on these live records that I like a lot.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 13:47 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

holy shit this song is good

frogbs, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 21:19 (eleven months ago) link

link is dead

marcos smart (Spottie), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 21:36 (eleven months ago) link

try this

those "[Artist Name] - topic" accounts are strange

frogbs, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 21:40 (eleven months ago) link

That is lush, thank you.

MaresNest, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 22:27 (eleven months ago) link


marcos smart (Spottie), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 21:08 (eleven months ago) link

^ Good times indeed.

Somehow I've only just seen that a new one was announced. Pre orders already shipping apparently.

*there's (Noel Emits), Friday, 8 February 2019 12:06 (eleven months ago) link

These guys and Autechre putting the lie to the idea that Gen X are slackers.

*there's (Noel Emits), Friday, 8 February 2019 12:09 (eleven months ago) link

heres another one, I really like this side of the band

frogbs, Friday, 8 February 2019 18:29 (eleven months ago) link

One of their best album openers imo.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 February 2019 08:20 (eleven months ago) link

I agree, though I think the album itself (It's a Love Cult) is one of their weaker efforts.

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Monday, 11 February 2019 12:42 (eleven months ago) link

I prefer it over Phanerothyme, but there are stronger ones, sure.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 February 2019 12:44 (eleven months ago) link

one of their best album closers too, I really love this song. it's like some great Nazz outtake

frogbs, Monday, 11 February 2019 14:33 (eleven months ago) link

another cool thing - "STG" (Sonic Teenage Guinnevere) uses the same tuning as "Guinnevere" by CSN. of course MP's version rocks a lot harder :)

anyone hear the new one yet?

frogbs, Monday, 18 February 2019 21:51 (eleven months ago) link

seven months pass...

We went back into Studio Black Box in France (where we did the Ole album in June) for a two week session without any defined idea or clear concept of what we wanted to achieve, and just recorded as many of the songs we have amassed over the last couple of years as possible. It turned out to be quite a lot of music, probably too much for even a double album, so we’ll have to think a bit about how to do this one. It is far too early for us to say anything sensible about it, so we’ll need the winter to sort things out and see what it actually is. Maybe it’s time for another triple LP? We’ll see – it ain’t done til it’s done!

hell yeah it's time

frogbs, Friday, 27 September 2019 20:42 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

Newish documentary. Interesting interviews with the band intercut with fantastic recent live footage and a bit of history. Woah.

And an oldish documentary from 2000 for Dutch TV.

Noel Scott Emits (Noel Emits), Friday, 29 November 2019 22:51 (one month ago) link

One year ago (11/30/18) I saw these guys at Nasjonal Jazzscene in Oslo, as part of Rune Grammofon's two-night 20th anniversary show. The set list was mostly songs from The Tower, plus three older ones. It was loud as fuck and pretty glorious.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 29 November 2019 23:39 (one month ago) link

The live stuff in the new film is recorded off the desk and sounds amazing. I know they've always improvised but Bent isn't kidding when he says they're playing a kind of jazz.

Noel Scott Emits (Noel Emits), Saturday, 30 November 2019 07:40 (one month ago) link

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