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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:43 am 


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Been in an obscure minimal synth pop from the 70's mood all day.

The original Human League single, Being Boiled:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:16 pm 


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a great synthpop single that is. love their early stuff
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:52 am 


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Backpedalling to the talk on NIN and "industrial rock", I just got to Cubanate in my car CD rotation, and damn, I haven't listened to these guys for a while, but I enjoy being here again.

In my opinion, this is how you mix guitars into industrial music.
Cubanate - Industry
Cubanate - Joy

As I was listening to it, I realised that their vocals and attitude is kinda similar to what you hear in Motorhead. Maybe that's why Motorhead sounds a lot more approachable to me than pretty much any other metal?

They are a bit one-track of course, and honestly get old quite fast. But they remedied that on their final album when they changed lanes and pulled an entire, badass 90s drum'n'bass album.


Couple years out, but just heard BODY BURN accompanying some strippers on The Sopranos and had to look it up. Now that's a BANGIN CHOON (though unfortunately the scene it's used in is very tame - deserves FOCKIN BOOBS MON 3:<)

Had some good tunes over its run, that show. The Kinks' "Living On a Thin Line" (NWS, gross fake tits & poor Tracee 3; - her boobs were too pure for this world Image Image) and some weird cunt whose name I can never recall offhand's Evidently Chickentown ("Stuck in fookin' Chickentown") come to mind. MENACIN CHOON / Ultimate SHIT HITTING FAN mafia choon
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:52 am 


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Alright, Missa Salisburgensis by (supposedly?) Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (don't ask ME, I wouldn't know) is quite... COLOSSAL. I mean, there's Baroque music, Baroque Music, and there's THIS. AMEN.
P.S. For what it's worth, I'm listening to the digital (all "DDD") recording by Musica Antiqua Köln - Reinhard Goebel, Gabrieli Consort & players - Paul McCreesh, A.D. 1998 or so.
P.P.S. It's pretty fucking fantastic, rad, have no fear, it won't bite.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:35 pm 


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"Nova + 4" by Yutaka Hirose 1986

I managed to snag one of the cassette versions of this re-release which is a copy of the early masters that didn't yet have all the nature sounds over-dubbed on top of the ambient tracks. I believe that it was first released this way (small label cassette), as were most ambient recordings in 1980's japan.

It's very relaxing stuff. Not going to make you dance or chug beer (probably), but I like having stuff like this tinkling away in the background on a tiny portable cassette recorder hung from the wall. One small perk to being stuck at home and not around coworkers.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:43 pm 


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It's cool how a lot of these 80's new-age/ambient artists from Japan are getting reissues, like Hiroshi Yoshimura. Many have been some of my favorite ambient albums discoveries in recent years. It really seems like ambient music is having a bit of a moment right now, even Berghain's label is releasing records with nary a kick drum to be heard.

I'll have to give Nova + 4 a solid listen.

eagerly awaiting the proper remaster of Global Communication's 76:14 atm, a true classic from 1994.
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On a Deftones kick due to the release of their new track. Diamond Eyes is still their best, a stunning collection of songs. Still love the rawness of Adrenaline as well, it's a bit one-track but when it's good, it's brilliant.

Whacked an order in for the re-release of Kerbdog's two albums on vinyl, can't wait for those to arrive.

And some dirty punk rock in the form of Git Some.
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Very... uplifting Baroque music album consisting of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber's Missa Alleluja, Nisi Dominus, Pastorella in A major and Hic est panis, recorded by Ars Antiqua Austria playing, St. Florianer Sängerknaben singing, Gunar Letzbor conducting and playing solo violin. A strong candidate for anyone's first larger dose of Baroque sacred music, very much all pleasure on pretty much every level.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzo6X6JQUxU

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That Which Binds Us Through Time: The Chemical, Physical, and Biological Nature Of Love

I'm not sure if this is going to be the song that unites the world, but I'm pretty sure it might.
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Strelo do dia* album by La Capella Reial de Catalunya & Hespèrion XXI, conducted by Jordi Savall, who is quite relentless at unearthing such paleo-repertoire. I don't slavishly endorse all of his endeavours, but this one is just something I oftentimes miss hearing when I'm hungover.

*) Better known as Cantigas de Santa Maria, eagerly performed and recorded by just about anyone, but this one's particular. Maybe I'm just missing the natural response from the kind of place where it was recorded? So, yeah, even the "natural" sound of such recordings may become past-selling date at some point, for the majority of listeners, who gives?
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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
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Obsessed with Lush at the moment. At least their pre-1996 records. Loving that clean guitar sound + vocal harmonies. They do some of the most amazing polychords I've ever heard. It's made me want to pick up the guitar again (I haven't really played since the late 90s) and learn that particular style. I also might have a crush on Emma Anderson. That's weird.

Any of the olds here from the UK that were a part of that late 80's-early 90's scene? I don't want to use the "s" word because apparently it was a slur back then. I have a few of the most oft-recommended albums in my library (Nowhere, Souvlaki, Loveless), but they require more listens and there's more stuff I need to check out eventually. Just wondering if anyone has stories about what that era was like and going to shows and stuff.

e: apparently there was a 2014 documentary made about this. "Beautiful Noise". Some brief initial searching didn't come up with a method to watch it (it's not on Netflix, I checked last night).


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While not growing up in the UK, I was nevertheless exposed to Lovelife album when it was new (officially released over here on cassette as well, which, at the time, did matter). In recent years, I've been listening to Colour Trip album by Ringo Deathstarr (recommended by someone on these boards), liking most of it a lot. From Austin, Texas but pretty "retro-British", in a charming way. Also, Psychocandy by The Jesus and Mary Chain sounds amazingly fresh to this very day.
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Obiwanshinobi wrote:
Also, Psychocandy by The Jesus and Mary Chain sounds amazingly fresh to this very day.


Absolutely. When you go XTREEM like that, it's hard to go out of style.

In that line of thinking, 3 bands that I think will keep sounding fresh for that reason, are : JAMC, MBV and Sonic Youth.



Speaking of shoegazers, anybody into Swervedriver? I love these guys so much. so fucking good. might not use tons of reverb and delay like other bands, but still swirling sound/clouds of noise of sort, plus they are more driven and muscular. which I particularily appreciate being, heavy into post-hardcore.

I feel like they don't get the attention they deserve. Their second LP ''Mezcal Head'' is absolutely a god-tier record TBH!
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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
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Obiwanshinobi wrote:
While not growing up in the UK, I was nevertheless exposed to Lovelife album when it was new (officially released over here on cassette as well, which, at the time, did matter).


I had Lovelife when it was current, as well. Well, briefly. I got my first CD player Xmas of '95 and the first few years after that I was buying a lot of music, just trying all sorts of stuff, borrowing albums from friends, etc. I was a Columbia House and BMG Club member and I think I got Lovelife from one of those but I'm not sure why. I hated it, tbh. Was way too poppy for me so it was among the pile of "duds" I traded in to a local record store. These days, I can much better appreciate what they were trying to do, as I grew up listening to pop in the 80s so it's in my blood and I have embraced that since the 90s. Some of the tunes are really catchy, and all 3 videos are fun to watch. But I'm still not a fan of that record.

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Speaking of shoegazers, anybody into Swervedriver? I love these guys so much. so fucking good. might not use tons of reverb and delay like other bands, but still swirling sound/clouds of noise of sort, plus they are more driven and muscular. which I particularily appreciate being, heavy into post-hardcore.


Yeah those guys are on my list of acts I need to check out. The samples I've heard reminded me a little bit of Failure and Nothing, both of which I'm a big fan of. Pretty sure Pandora used to play Swervedriver for me back when I was a paid subscriber to that.

Watched some Pale Saints videos today on YT, me likey.


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swedish black metal from 96 with viking theme but not heavy on the folk twanging. the 90s drummer of Marduk is on drums and the original bassist of Marduk is on guitar. that's how i found the band originally.
i really don't like folky metal at all so to find a viking theme black metal album that isn't folk ridden is a rarity. Twin Obscenity is another one but they're not as good.
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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
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Obsessed with Lush at the moment. At least their pre-1996 records. Loving that clean guitar sound + vocal harmonies. They do some of the most amazing polychords I've ever heard. It's made me want to pick up the guitar again (I haven't really played since the late 90s) and learn that particular style. I also might have a crush on Emma Anderson. That's weird.

Any of the olds here from the UK that were a part of that late 80's-early 90's scene? I don't want to use the "s" word because apparently it was a slur back then. I have a few of the most oft-recommended albums in my library (Nowhere, Souvlaki, Loveless), but they require more listens and there's more stuff I need to check out eventually. Just wondering if anyone has stories about what that era was like and going to shows and stuff.

e: apparently there was a 2014 documentary made about this. "Beautiful Noise". Some brief initial searching didn't come up with a method to watch it (it's not on Netflix, I checked last night).


I'd recommend some Swervedriver if you haven't heard them already. Some of that style can be a little bit passive for me, but Swervedriver have enough rock in there to appeal to my tastes.
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