Rolling weird music 2020

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'Weird music' works for me, feel like herky-jerky and experimental are both too specific, and while time travel worked for a while the last thread was too much orange milk and not enough other stuff. My tip for this year is to keep an eye out for BodyVice, Natalie Sharp's newish project.

emil.y, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 21:47 (eight months ago) link

That Stern album sounds great in places.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 18 January 2020 13:53 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Quietus head honcho releases album of spoken word & electronics: https://teslatapes.bandcamp.com/album/self-help-grand-hotel-ibis -> sounds pretty good in a Shadow Ring/Call Back the Giants way.

emil.y, Friday, 7 February 2020 16:34 (seven months ago) link

Haha, it has gained sentience and begun to communicate in song!

TOO LOW, the Curator (imago), Friday, 7 February 2020 16:37 (seven months ago) link

I don't know if it's a bit self-absorbed to do this, but I think time travellers might enjoy the stuff I play on my radio show, so here's a link. There's four so far and we do it monthly, and I talk a lot of cringey rubbish in between songs so you can laugh at me.

emil.y, Friday, 7 February 2020 16:46 (seven months ago) link

thanks!

let's talk about gecs baby (sleeve), Friday, 7 February 2020 16:50 (seven months ago) link

Very curious to hear both D0ran's venture and your show!

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 7 February 2020 16:52 (seven months ago) link

will definitely be tuning in to your occult frequencies emil.y!

ymo sumac (NickB), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:21 (seven months ago) link

from last year but painted faces “tales from the skinny apartment” fits the bill, utterly stoned demented murk

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Friday, 7 February 2020 17:54 (seven months ago) link

This is pretty rad

https://maternalvoice.bandcamp.com/album/in-threes

are you a fan of i.die music (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 8 February 2020 02:11 (seven months ago) link

SLUSHWAVE FOR AUSTRALIA

http://globalpattern.bandcamp.com/album/slushwave-for-australia

calstars, Saturday, 8 February 2020 02:19 (seven months ago) link

I don't know if it's a bit self-absorbed to do this, but I think time travellers might enjoy the stuff I play on my radio show, so here's a link. There's four so far and we do it monthly, and I talk a lot of cringey rubbish in between songs so you can laugh at me.

― emil.y

i don't think it's self-absorbed, the word i'd use is "cool", thanks!

you know my name, look up the number of the beast (rushomancy), Saturday, 8 February 2020 02:56 (seven months ago) link

took 12 minutes until it hit something where i was like "oh! i know this!" (was that omar khorshid? idk). but everything so far is awesome.

you know my name, look up the number of the beast (rushomancy), Saturday, 8 February 2020 03:08 (seven months ago) link

Awww, thank you so much - it means a lot!

emil.y, Sunday, 9 February 2020 02:29 (seven months ago) link

Stabscotch are back, and they are sounding incredible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w356crY7q8Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k7gAMuGzlQ

imago, Saturday, 15 February 2020 17:36 (seven months ago) link

The Last Alchemist will take some beating as SOTY and that's after one listen

imago, Saturday, 15 February 2020 17:38 (seven months ago) link

https://stabscotch.bandcamp.com/album/twilight-dawn

Album/double EP/'gemini release' announced. Gonna be huge

imago, Monday, 24 February 2020 18:20 (six months ago) link

Lol at the Schlippenbach reference on the review of the first album posted. So many laughters out loud

sarahell, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 08:39 (six months ago) link

🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️ NEW MACHINE GIRL 🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️

https://machinegirl.bandcamp.com/album/u-void-synthesizer

on the first track this is insane amazing

imago, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 13:11 (six months ago) link

I give it 5 bags of popcorn and I'll throw in 10,000 gecs <3

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 14:02 (six months ago) link

It's very Digital Hardcore!

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 14:05 (six months ago) link

This rules :D

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 14:12 (six months ago) link

to think of the saps paying Grimes so much mind and ignoring this, the real 90s-reloaded cybercore

imago, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 14:38 (six months ago) link

this is insane:

I’m selling my records. Like, all of em. I’m having an open house (date TBA). Not exactly invite only but I won’t be publishing my address. If you’re interested in what I have, check out this spreadsheet (broken down by genre) and DM me for more info. https://t.co/9LW1dyfDBP

— Anti-Gravity Bunny (@justinsnow) February 27, 2020

alpine static, Friday, 28 February 2020 19:14 (six months ago) link

sounds like something isn't great w/ him or his family, so i'm not trying to make light of that. just saying ... selling all those records is like whoa

alpine static, Friday, 28 February 2020 19:15 (six months ago) link

I remember when that ^^ dude's iPod broke and he crowdfunded getting a new one. Hope he's doing OK.

This came out last year but only just come across it: Kutiman, an Israeli musician making stuff that could have come out in the early 80s. Sounds like Craig Leon or some of Richard Pinhas' stuff. It's good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2WJ3gq1hh8

Ngolo Cantwell (Chinaski), Sunday, 1 March 2020 20:23 (six months ago) link

https://infiniteleisure420.bandcamp.com/track/--130

ncxkd, Sunday, 1 March 2020 20:59 (six months ago) link

i love me some kutiman, he's going interesting directions

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 1 March 2020 23:30 (six months ago) link

to think of the saps paying Grimes so much mind and ignoring this, the real 90s-reloaded cybercore

🙄

Murdered-Out Highlander XLE (morrisp), Monday, 2 March 2020 06:04 (six months ago) link

Bit of a vested interest as they're now labelmates, but honestly if you're not listening to Massicot's new one you're missing out: https://massicot.bandcamp.com/album/kratt

emil.y, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 16:14 (six months ago) link

They self-describe as "tropical kraut punk", which I reckon is fairly accurate. FFO The Ex?

emil.y, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 16:16 (six months ago) link

Will check! SoL coming soon too yes?

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 16:38 (six months ago) link

Yes! It's out March 13th, so soon now after such a long wait, eep.

emil.y, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 16:41 (six months ago) link

Excellent! ILM launch party to come haha

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 16:48 (six months ago) link

Enjoying the Massicot album, thanks Emily! Tropical kraut punk is otm. It's fun!

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 10:02 (six months ago) link

not sure if this is the thread for this but i liked Nist-Nah by Will Guthrie:
https://willguthrie.bandcamp.com/album/nist-nah

various sparse metal (the material not the genre) percussion

idgaf (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 18:01 (six months ago) link

If search is to be believed, the only other time Delphine Dora has been mentioned on ILM is in the 2018 time travel thread. So, here you go. I like this.
https://wearethreefour.bandcamp.com/album/linattingible

Jeff W, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 19:31 (six months ago) link

I put a gig on featuring Delphine and Sophie Cooper in a tiny space above a pub. Delphine was magnificent but only 8 people showed up. We didn't put many more gigs on.

I'd kind of forgotten about her, tbh. Will check this out, cheers.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 20:21 (six months ago) link

SoL sounding great, super stuff emil.y et al!

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Saturday, 14 March 2020 14:11 (six months ago) link

Thanks imago, was really hoping you and tt would like it!

emil.y, Saturday, 14 March 2020 16:39 (six months ago) link

Another vote for Massicot, very weird & cool!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 14 March 2020 21:31 (six months ago) link

The new Slum of Legs album kills, emil.y! Omg I love it. Such densely layered weirdo post-punk! The synth and string arrangements are wonderful. I hope we get to see you perform someday, post-apocalypse.

tangenttangent, Sunday, 15 March 2020 12:19 (six months ago) link

^^^

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Sunday, 15 March 2020 13:02 (six months ago) link

Was thinking about doing a thread for that but didn't want to cause any awkwardness but yes - tremendous job e!

ymo sumac (NickB), Sunday, 15 March 2020 13:16 (six months ago) link

I'm honestly blown away by everyone being so nice about it, makes me all warm and fuzzy, thank you guys.

emil.y, Sunday, 15 March 2020 15:13 (six months ago) link

we've had very limited interactions on here if any but this is awesome.

gman59, Sunday, 15 March 2020 17:13 (six months ago) link

I'm sure it's due to the name but it does remind me a bit of King Of The Slums who were a Manchester band from the late 80s who had a rumbling Fall-ish sound but with a fiddle player, and they were fab and I've missed them for a long time. Anyway the first track on the SoL album is fucking stunning and I love it

ymo sumac (NickB), Sunday, 15 March 2020 17:23 (six months ago) link

rap thread hasn't claimed Zebra Katz yet, can we

new album is fire

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Friday, 27 March 2020 22:48 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

New Patricia Taxxon sounding lovely!

https://patriciataxxon.bandcamp.com/album/rainbow-road

What does track 3, Soaring, remind you of? :)

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Saturday, 11 April 2020 19:08 (five months ago) link

New Emma Phyzema on Bandcamp (mixed by Bob Drake), just had a quick listen, sounds good, I detect a bit of a Dannielle Dax influence.

https://emmephyzema.bandcamp.com/album/chronic-bronchitis

Maresn3st, Monday, 13 April 2020 13:40 (five months ago) link

Good to know I'm not the only one still skeptical of the Dead.

Respect their fans' contributions to bootleg culture quite a lot, though I truly just don't "get" the music itself. And I really love wanky improv stuff— I have a lot of No-Neck Blues Band records, ffs. I think I just fall more on the electronics, noise and free jazz side of improv, tbh.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 21 August 2020 14:56 (four weeks ago) link

admittedly I am only a recent convert to being a stoner but (at least so far) stoned or sober I would rather listen to actual drone music or actual rock music than some mutant amalgam of the two

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Friday, 21 August 2020 14:58 (four weeks ago) link

Same!

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 21 August 2020 15:15 (four weeks ago) link

Velvet Underground---?

dow, Friday, 21 August 2020 15:21 (four weeks ago) link

lord I've tried

I don't think for me it has anything to do w/ the specific genre of improv....I took am into NNCK, Jackie O Motherfucker et al...even willfully slipshod "bad" playing e.g. Maher Shalal Hash Baz

my brain just cannot square the way these guys play together. With most improv, jazz or not—even super minimalist stuff like AMM—I'm conscious of an invisible baseline of togetherness somewhere. Like a subtext of tightness, something the band is deviating from. I never have any sense of that with the Dead.

I have wondered over the years if I would feel the same way if they never made an attempt at rock music...like they seem so incapable of swinging when they try to, and I am subconsciously biased/aware of that when they listening to the exploratory stuff.

syphilitic wolf prose errata (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 21 August 2020 15:37 (four weeks ago) link

when they listening

syphilitic wolf prose errata (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 21 August 2020 15:38 (four weeks ago) link

i wonder how much of it is expectations? ... like, as you say, it's not about "improv" -- it sounds like you have certain expectations (or at least aesthetic preferences) of rock music and acceptable adjacent sounds ... whereas the other stuff is subject to different expectations/aesthetics

sorry for butting in

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 18:26 (four weeks ago) link

Lol we have a thread for this... it’s probably still on sna ffs

brimstead, Friday, 21 August 2020 18:45 (four weeks ago) link

I mean I would like to think at this point in life it’s not about expectations...I generally try to re-approach art that my friends and peers like that doesn’t click for me generously and from a bunch of different angles. I’ve had the experience of a band not matching my expectations and then recalibrating and returning and being totally win over.

I mean I also grew up with the Dead in the air, I had the early records in HS and went to a state school in NE where they are/were ubiquitous, took the requisite acid trip at a stadium show etc. And I like their whole ethos—am attracted to the idea of that subculture.

I just can’t find a way in.

syphilitic wolf prose errata (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 21 August 2020 18:56 (four weeks ago) link

xp I had been reading but steering clear of posting in the Dead thread respectfully, it seems like it’s rolling along w/ real heads and I like that

syphilitic wolf prose errata (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 21 August 2020 18:59 (four weeks ago) link

though maybr this is better for "Bands you keep trying to like but can't get into"

syphilitic wolf prose errata (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 21 August 2020 19:01 (four weeks ago) link

idk i just approach things from the "it's okay if i don't like music i'm supposed to like" perspective and move on ... maybe it's worth analyzing why i don't, maybe that's what's going on with y'all? I generally only do this when it's the music of someone i know personally, and what I think of their music might actually affect them? ... there are definitely a whole cadre of ppl that are into 21st century alt-jam bands that have been recently mentioned here, that won't go near the Dead -- personally, I don't see that big of a difference between them ... but I'm of the "not really a fan of either type" though I find it pleasant enough

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 19:10 (four weeks ago) link

I mean the Dead are one of those bands I'm totally "it's okay I don't like this." But I guess generally speaking it has something to do w/ appetite...I'm sometimes reluctant to give up entirely on something other ppl whose opinions I respect are into, in the hopes of expanding/developing my own sensibilities

syphilitic wolf prose errata (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 21 August 2020 19:19 (four weeks ago) link

Am I the only person who hasn't been converted to the Dead?

No. Every time I've tried listening to the Dead, I get maybe a minute or two into it until I realize: why am I listening to this when I can listen to Bardo Pond instead?

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 21 August 2020 19:34 (four weeks ago) link

it’s ok if you don’t like the dead... is it ok if I like the dead?

brimstead, Friday, 21 August 2020 19:42 (four weeks ago) link

I never in a million zillion years thought I’d EVER listen to Tom Waits by choice but here I am getting really into heart of Saturday night. Wtf.

brimstead, Friday, 21 August 2020 19:43 (four weeks ago) link

i have always liked Tom Waits

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 19:43 (four weeks ago) link

listened to Rain Dogs in full for the first time in decades a week or two back, good times

sleeve, Friday, 21 August 2020 19:48 (four weeks ago) link

sleeve -- who was that british guitar dude that did that home concert a month or so ago? fish something or other?

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 19:50 (four weeks ago) link

Is this Grateful Dead? Why does everyone call them The Dead?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 21 August 2020 19:52 (four weeks ago) link

great question Robert Adam Gilmour, can i call you Bob?

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 21 August 2020 19:57 (four weeks ago) link

I have no problem with people who are into the Dead. Just don't try to convince me, it's been done too many times.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 21 August 2020 19:59 (four weeks ago) link

xp lol

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 19:59 (four weeks ago) link

xps Pat Fish a.k.a. The Jazz Butcher!!

sleeve, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:01 (four weeks ago) link

yes!! I remember something related to Jazz -- that was quite nice!

meanwhile I kinda just want to listen to TFUL282 I Hope It Lands on repeat -- why? idk

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:03 (four weeks ago) link

that is the best TFUL282 album

went through that Stan Brakhage series 10 years ago, it comes to mind at the oddest moments, every episode is good

been ransacking everything at this website: http://theatticmag.com/features/2337/'this-is-not-intentionally-music'.-a-cedrik-fermont-interview.html

found website through googling Svitlana Nianio

Milton Parker, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:11 (four weeks ago) link

& sarahell, you see this?

https://pleasekillme.com/pink-section-inflatable-boy-clams/

Milton Parker, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:12 (four weeks ago) link

I keep thinking it must be a different band and it seems like an affectionate name only big fans would use.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:13 (four weeks ago) link

Is this Grateful Dead? Why does everyone call them The Dead?

― Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, August 21, 2020 12:52 PM (nineteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

sorry, i mistyped, meant The Gay Dad

brimstead, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:14 (four weeks ago) link

milty -- i got the reissues of those back when my band was a duo -- so 2014? 2015? ... Inflatable Boy Clams was a fave of my bandmate, whose ex-gf is, I think, dating that one guy from the 19th century bullshit band

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:17 (four weeks ago) link

Whenever I try giving the Dead another chance I end up listening to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s ‘East-West’ for the 23806th time.

pomenitul, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:22 (four weeks ago) link

oh, that reissue came out before "flyergate" -- I think I stopped buying Superior V1aduct releases after flyergate ... geez, it seems surreal to think about the innocent times of flyergate compared to the election, G.S., ... now ...

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:26 (four weeks ago) link

xxxp lol

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 21 August 2020 20:28 (four weeks ago) link

Dadheads

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:28 (four weeks ago) link

anyway -- the way she sings "horrible mistake" on that song ... sigh, the best.

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:31 (four weeks ago) link

Oh mom, get back to me, bring me some snacks
What I want to do in Marin is to relax
Oh yeah I dig Marin, the views... are good
And everything is bettering me, I mean I feel, yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah

Milton Parker, Friday, 21 August 2020 20:50 (four weeks ago) link

God, I love Inflatable Boy Clams.

emil.y, Friday, 21 August 2020 21:24 (four weeks ago) link

Same here. I remember playing them for a date once and he was so obsessed with I'm Sorry that we listened to it a few times while getting ridiculously baked. We set the fire alarm off lol

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 21 August 2020 23:12 (four weeks ago) link

Sarahell will know this person, too, which helps make the story funnier for the two of us.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 21 August 2020 23:13 (four weeks ago) link

omg who?!!!!!

table is the table was at the first gig my band played!

sarahell, Friday, 21 August 2020 23:26 (four weeks ago) link

the way she sings "horrible mistake" on that song ... sigh, the best.

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

sleeve, Friday, 21 August 2020 23:49 (four weeks ago) link

best fucking band

sleeve, Friday, 21 August 2020 23:50 (four weeks ago) link

at the 2004 reunion show in PDX this dude got up on stage, went around, and hugged each member individually. random fan otm.

sleeve, Friday, 21 August 2020 23:50 (four weeks ago) link

(I got tons of love for IBC as well, but y'know there's only like 5 songs or w/e)

sleeve, Friday, 21 August 2020 23:51 (four weeks ago) link

Sarahell, he's in the Y0ung3r Lover5

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Saturday, 22 August 2020 00:41 (three weeks ago) link

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

sarahell, Saturday, 22 August 2020 03:25 (three weeks ago) link

some of you might like this album rolling punk 2020
― flopson, Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:47 AM (six days ago)

I came here to post the home blitz. It's great.

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