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found it: Casio DG-1

https://youtu.be/3hf7AsraFx8

brimstead, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 23:00 (nine months ago) link

Thx!

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 23:09 (nine months ago) link

Bought the first Lenker through Discogs. I’ve fallen pretty hard for Big Thief so I decided to start at the beginning. It’s not awful, but it sounds like a reasonably talented 13 year old
imitating... Sheryl Crow maybe? If she has any say in the matter, I can’t imagine it getting reissued anytime soon.

Cow_Art, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 02:56 (nine months ago) link

Pretty sure Lucid Tunes was a vanity label, likely run by her dad; this was its only other release. From what I've read, she and her dad are on good terms, so he's not likely to reissue it w/out her consent!

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:12 (nine months ago) link

This demo "Mermaid" is sick... it's kind of a new take on the "Cattails" idea

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:39 (nine months ago) link

These goofy-dressing hippies are the sickest band

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:41 (nine months ago) link

really hoping the casio guitar is going to make the new album

ufo, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 04:11 (nine months ago) link

three months pass...

https://open.spotify.com/album/2e3TrMSoC2IdX6tksQwpls

new adrianne solo track!

ufo, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 01:10 (six months ago) link

Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker announces two new albums, songs and instrumentals, out October 23rd on 4AD

songs and instrumentals are two distinct collections, both written and recorded in April after Big Thief’s March tour was abruptly cut short due to coronavirus. After returning to the states from Europe, Lenker decamped to a one room cabin in the mountains of western Massachusetts.

This recording is 100% analog-analog-analog (AAA). No digital process was used in the production of this sound recording.

The album’s stunning artwork are watercolor paintings done by Adrianne’s grandmother, Diane Lee.

Tracklist
songs
1. two reverse
2. ingydar
3. anything
4. forwards beckon rebound
5. heavy focus
6. half return
7. come
8. zombie girl
9. not a lot, just forever
10. dragon eyes
11. my angel

instrumentals
1. music for indigo
2. mostly chimes

ufo, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 05:07 (six months ago) link

very curious about what the instrumentals album will be like

ufo, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 05:08 (six months ago) link

Sounds like it will be mostly chimes.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 17:43 (six months ago) link

mostly.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 18:03 (six months ago) link

interesting! you know it's serious when someone decamps

This recording is 100% analog-analog-analog (AAA). No digital process was used in the production of this sound recording.

i'm enough of an audiophile douchebag to admit that at least part of big thief's appeal is how much better their records sounds than 99.9% of indie rock bands

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 18:04 (six months ago) link

Decamps(?) Adrianne solo albums aren't a new thing...

"No digital process was used in the production of this sound recording, except for the sick tones of the Casio DG-1 Digital Guitar."

Btw - the new song is good (no surprise)!

“Pizza House!” (morrisp), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 18:09 (six months ago) link

i just think the "decamped" to a one room cabin thing is funny, sounds like something a deposed military leader would do

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 18:30 (six months ago) link

"anything" is really pretty

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 19:33 (six months ago) link

Some more context on the new albums from Adrianne here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEowCPND49R/?igshid=cudu4affgpgx

“Pizza House!” (morrisp), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 22:00 (six months ago) link

(sorry I failed to trim out the tracking ID)

“Pizza House!” (morrisp), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 22:00 (six months ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUqxxN7EbeQ

another new adrianne song "dragon eyes"

the guitars on it are so shimmering and pretty

ufo, Thursday, 1 October 2020 09:02 (five months ago) link

The band has a track (a Two Hands outtake called “Jane”) on this benefit album: https://keeledscales.bandcamp.com/album/to-the-people-of-the-land-carrizo-comecrudo-solidarity-compilation

I Hate the Aedes (morrisp), Thursday, 1 October 2020 13:48 (five months ago) link

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/10/19/adrianne-lenkers-radical-honesty

good profile of adrianne that also mentions big thief were recording recently so i'd very much hope another album is on the way for next year

ufo, Monday, 12 October 2020 14:20 (four months ago) link

A good read, that. Ta.

djh, Monday, 12 October 2020 20:17 (four months ago) link

Sorry to hear about her breakup.

Guitar Dick (morrisp), Monday, 12 October 2020 20:54 (four months ago) link

“Adrianne has that disorienting quality all real-deal types have, where she comes at her songs so sideways that it subverts the form,” Jeff Tweedy, the front man for Wilco, told me. “Sometimes you would swear it’s a mistake or misunderstanding of her own song—‘Why’d she start singing there?’—but it’s not, it’s a precise angle that only she seems to possess.”

Great quote / observation

Guitar Dick (morrisp), Monday, 12 October 2020 20:56 (four months ago) link

By coincidence, playing the KEXP version of "Masterpiece" and enjoying the messiness (and their obvious joy in that).

djh, Monday, 12 October 2020 21:15 (four months ago) link

I see this thread and I think it's about Big Chief and I get excited for a second.

I'll show myself out now.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 12 October 2020 22:26 (four months ago) link

“Adrianne has that disorienting quality all real-deal types have, where she comes at her songs so sideways that it subverts the form,” Jeff Tweedy, the front man for Wilco, told me. “Sometimes you would swear it’s a mistake or misunderstanding of her own song—‘Why’d she start singing there?’—but it’s not, it’s a precise angle that only she seems to possess.”

Great quote / observation

― Guitar Dick (morrisp), Monday, October 12, 2020 3:56 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

more evidence for my chief keef parallel lol

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Monday, 12 October 2020 23:24 (four months ago) link

big chief keef

ufo, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 00:54 (four months ago) link

https://open.spotify.com/album/25llO5FF2feSQx4Fxyd20O

instrumentals is out now

ufo, Thursday, 22 October 2020 00:47 (four months ago) link

Coming up as a placeholder for me

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Thursday, 22 October 2020 00:56 (four months ago) link

yeah I can't get it yet -- US vs other countries thing?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 22 October 2020 00:57 (four months ago) link

liked but did not love the two recent songs

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 22 October 2020 00:57 (four months ago) link

i'm in australia so maybe it'll be available at midnight for you? it's a day early here

ufo, Thursday, 22 October 2020 00:58 (four months ago) link

"music for indigo" is basically exactly what i'd expected in that it's some very pretty noodling around. also has some nice ambience from a storm in the background

ufo, Thursday, 22 October 2020 01:16 (four months ago) link

songs has some of the prettiest acoustic guitar sounds i've ever heard. the songs themselves are wonderful too of course

ufo, Friday, 23 October 2020 01:24 (four months ago) link

"music for indigo" is basically exactly what i'd expected in that it's some very pretty noodling around. also has some nice ambience from a storm in the background

― ufo, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:16 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

It's extremely stoned

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 23 October 2020 02:23 (four months ago) link

As far as Adrianne's solo albums go, "songs" is grabbing me more than her past albums.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 23 October 2020 21:32 (four months ago) link

looking forward to giving songs a full concentrated listen. So far I CANNOT get through instrumentals. Maybe on a long solo drive at night or something.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 23 October 2020 21:35 (four months ago) link

Yeah, "Instrumentals" was less engaging than I expected it to be (on one background listen). The "Songs" sounded great, though....

New Adventures in WiFi (morrisp), Friday, 23 October 2020 22:11 (four months ago) link

"Songs" is good, I dig it. The degree to which it does not sound like a Big Thief album is also an affirmation of how much of band they are.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 24 October 2020 17:37 (four months ago) link

Haven't listened to Songs and I'm not a big Thief fan, but Instrumentals has been great as ambient music. I really like the first long piece.

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 24 October 2020 18:45 (four months ago) link

Instrumentals is very Windham Hill/ECM and for me that's a very good thing. late night with rain on the roof candle music.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Sunday, 25 October 2020 14:56 (four months ago) link

Yeah, I've just gotten around to Instrumentals and it's very nice.

Songs is nice, but hasn't really grabbed me yet. I'm sure it'll grow. It sounds busier than I was expecting - double tracked vocals and maracas etc.

Duke, Monday, 26 October 2020 21:03 (four months ago) link

Maybe not maracas. Some sort of shaker.

Duke, Monday, 26 October 2020 21:04 (four months ago) link

FYI - "the only instruments used were the acoustic guitar, a paint brush, the needles of a white pine tree, and my voice."

New Adventures in WiFi (morrisp), Monday, 26 October 2020 21:11 (four months ago) link

Ha! Must be the paint brush. It's used for percussion on the first few songs.

Duke, Monday, 26 October 2020 22:00 (four months ago) link

Zombie Girl shares a 5-7 note sequence with Mr Tambourine Man, which catches me each time.

Duke, Monday, 26 October 2020 22:03 (four months ago) link

Yes! I noticed that too.

I've had Songs on repeat for days, it's really nice. And Instrumentals is indeed great background music for writing/working.

xp yes, noticed that. beautiful record.

Indexed, Tuesday, 27 October 2020 17:38 (four months ago) link


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