this Brotzmann album is incredible. There's no point nominating it here for AOTY but it should be up there. Even The Wire didn't mention it. Very disappointing but it's Blistering good.
― kraudive, Wednesday, 28 December 2022 21:38 (three months ago) link
Even The Wire didn't mention it.
It may not have made their year-end list, but I reviewed it...
― but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 28 December 2022 22:40 (three months ago) link
Just finally getting around to this thread's titular album, it's great.
Anyway, as far as the album goes, I'm hearing tons of Led Zep. Like, Led Zep all over the place. It's pretty great.
Glad I wasn't the only one to catch this! "Frank's Frolic" is where I really caught some Zep vibes.
― Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 16:32 (two months ago) link
They are basically the only band that really duplicates that big, magisterial swagger of L Zep, I'm not really even sure how they do it or that I could even quantify exactly.
The record with Brotz is just insanely great.
― chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 17:10 (two months ago) link
Zep influences were apparent even on "Fuck Fest", although they brought out a side of LZ your average classic radio fan would probably not like to admit exists.
― the billy sherwood of trad jazz (Matt #2), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 17:13 (two months ago) link
So I'm a latecomer and only started with Thin Black Duke, so I've been working my way backwards and haven't heard the earliest albums yet.
― Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 17:43 (two months ago) link
I was aware of them for a while (the Fuck Fest ads in various zines were...memorable) but they didn't "click" for me until An Evil Heat which is still probably my fave
Also like Led Z, they are able to alternate between acoustic & electric settings without it diminishing any of their heaviness, in fact Oxbow sometimes I think works better as an acoustic band ( the "12 Galaxies" ep/mini-album deal being an example)
― chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 17:54 (two months ago) link