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    hmm, did you guys noticed is tuesday and,,,

    no one as started the classic tuesday thread so i'll take my turn.
    Rigth know listening to Julieta Venegas bueninvento first pick frpm a big cd haul , strong cd released back in 2000 but my interes on her is growing (latin pop/rock).
    The gathering souvenirs another great recomendation picked up from this board.
    Two Sigur ros releases angel of the universe ( kind of dissapointing very ambiental stuff) and music for split sides almost in the same vein..
    Pink floyd DSOTM SACD version
    For second week in a row Opeth blackwater park simply sttuning.

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    Opeth - Blackwater Park. Hey Javier, I listened to this as well. Damn good metal album.

    Dead Soul Tribe - Dead Soul Tribe

    Anathema - A Fine Day To Exit

    Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill and Countdown To Ecstacy (a Troy rec)

    Strawbs - Hero And Heroine and Ghosts

    Porcupine Tree - Warzawa (Live from Poland during the 2001 tour)

    Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On, Bare Trees and Mystery To Me

    Billy Cobham - Spectrum

    Radiohead - OK Computer

    The Mooney Suzuki - Alive & Amplified (still going strong)

    Carbon Leaf - Meandor

    The Flower Kings - Adam & Eve (bitter apple)

    Allman Brothers Band - Live at the Altlanta International Pop Festival 7/3/70. disc 1

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    Wink Okay, Javier...

    Glad you started the Tues. Thread, since most of us almost forgot. As I type this, it's almost Wednesday, but what the hey....

    With all of the Porcupine Tree talk around here, lately, I went out and splurged on some of the back-catalogue. Thanks to Barry L and Forever Autumn, who managed to turn me into a big fan of theirs, rather than just a casual fan.

    Porcupine Tree, On the Sunday of Life.... Man, I absolutely love this album -- it's very zany and playful in its pseudo-seriousness; obviously, they are having fun pokin' fun at themselves (I think) as serious progmasters. No doubt, they are amazing. My favourite track is Radioactive Toy.

    Porcupine Tree, Coma Divine This is a 2-disc set recorded live in Rome in 2003. It's too bad all live recordings of any kind of music couldn't sound this good. Man, these guys pay so much attention to the sonics!! It's true....or....or.....my name isn't audio bill

    The Dandy Warhols, Welcome to the Monkey House Just some sheer out and out fun. I do miss this band and all that they offer. Hoping to see a new release?? Hoping.

    The Doors, Legacy collection Had the top down this past week and have thoroughly enjoyed listening to Ray, the others, and the Lizard King, himself in this Rhino collection. Excellent job by Rhino in cleaning up some of the haze in the original song recordings.

    That's it, for now.

    P.S., Still enjoying Half Gone 2004 & still looking for The Fiery Funaces' – Blueberry Beat. My hipster indie record "Soundscapes" was all out, when I visited Toronto this past Saturday.

    Cheers,
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    lots of Pink Floyd

    Been listening to Atom Heart Mother, More, and Relics. Been listening to a pretty good boot of an old PF concert circa 1970. So-so sound quality but great performances (its a two-CD set outta Russia of all places).

    Also listening to Porcupine Tree: Up The Downstairs--very different from TSMS or Signify. Lots more of the ambient/techno rock than the spacey, Floydish stuff I've come to like. I'll be listening to Stupid Dream in the days that come.

    Also still enjoying Opeth-Damnation, Pallas and IQ as well. Good prog stuff man.

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    I didn't listen to any PT or Opeth or Pink Floyd, but I did listen to:

    The Tubes - Love Bomb, Completion Backwards Principle, and Outside looking Inside. These are killer albums. Ol Fee Waybill penned some crafty stuff for sure.

    Yes - Magnification. A lot of folks don't like this becasue of the orchestra bit but I think it works well and is killer.

    Marillion - Misplaced Childhood. I tell ya, those old Fish based Marillion albums are excellent.

    The Fixx - Real Time Stood Still. I love this band. This is a live cd from like 1992 or so. Cy Curnin has a beautiful voice and their songs are way better than most give credit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiobill
    The Dandy Warhols, Welcome to the Monkey House Just some sheer out and out fun. I do miss this band and all that they offer. Hoping to see a new release?? Hoping.
    I gather you like this album, but do you think it's near the quality of "13 Tales from Urban Bohemia"? Though I loved 13 Tales, I never did pick up Monkey House. Not really sure why ?!?
    "I don't know. A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof, and when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven." The Right Honourable JC.

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    Well, the Libertines, natch. Pretty enjoyable all the way through.

    The Trashcan Sinatras-Weightlifting. Enjoyable chunk of Britpop. DVD is nothing to write home about though.

    West Indian Girl-Based on a rec from this site. Good rec, very much in line with something like Primal Scream. After the purchase I saw where AMG ripped it a new one. Oh well, I'm not a huge stickler for lyrics as most of them require actual study time if you have any hope at all of understanding them. For example, I learned that West Indian Girl is a drug reference. Who knew??? Not some hayseed from Kansas at least. Jimmy likes-the CD that is, not los drugos.

    The best album I picked up is by the Reindeer Section and titled, "The Evil Son Of Reindeer". Totally awesome indie pick by the same guy currently in Snow Patrol. Occasionally you do hear some passages remniscent of Snow Patrol but mainly it's its own little indie marvel. I'm needing to find the first release badly now.

    Spent a lot of time with the comp that few feel a need to hear. Well, I like it!

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    Hey, ExLionTamer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ex Lion Tamer
    I gather you like this album, but do you think it's near the quality of "13 Tales from Urban Bohemia"? Though I loved 13 Tales, I never did pick up Monkey House. Not really sure why ?!?
    "13 Tales from Urban Bohemia" is imho a better album. It has more hooks that keep it memorable and cohesive, for me. Nevertheless, "Monkey House" has a slow-grow quality that I like. Kicks into enjoyable at about the fifth spin.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks for the word on this Jim

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Clark
    The best album I picked up is by the Reindeer Section and titled, "The Evil Son Of Reindeer". Totally awesome indie pick by the same guy currently in Snow Patrol. Occasionally you do hear some passages remniscent of Snow Patrol but mainly it's its own little indie marvel. I'm needing to find the first release badly now. jc
    Never heard of them before but I'm just listening to the first album now on the web at http://www.epitonic.com/artists/thereindeersection.html and it sounds pretty good, very mellow.

    Cheers
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    I'll just touch on a few highlights...

    Old Crow Medecine Show
    This one's a kinda Bluegrrassy/Americana thing. Some of the best of it's sort I've come across in a long while. The final track, Wagon Wheel is probably the most polished thing on here. I've seen it on CMT once. They do a killer CC Rider and the second track has some of the best lyrics about a kid going to war that I've ever heard. David Rawlings produced the album and they're playing in town tonight with Gillian Welsh and him. I'm hoping for a great show.

    Tommy Guerrero: Soul Food Taqueria
    Yes, the skateboarder, and no, it's not a bunch of thrash. It's a nice mellow mix of instrumentation with electronic touches. There's a bit of a Latin feel, but not too much, a hint of soul but not too much. Really, the whole thing comes off as a nice blend of styles. A good organic vibe permeates throughout.

    Jimmy Cliff: Struggling Man
    Early 70s release that followed up his work on The Hhrder They Come finds Cliff in fine voice. This one veers from pure reggae to more soul inflected grooves. Some of the songs sound more like traditional rock/soul music than reggae or anything else. Still, this is a very fine record. The ballads are particularly heartfelt.

    Much more, but I'm a little pressed for time right now...

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    First & foremost, "Brian Wilson presents SMiLE." If you love SMiLE, it's essential & would be even if it sucked (which it doesn't). If you're indifferent to it, not based on the quality of the bootlegs, but because it just doesn't grab you, it's probably not worth the investment. If you've never heard it, this is not a bad place to start, and that was one of the questions I had about it, considering it's all new recordings. If you know a little about it or of it based on tracks released on post Smiley Smile albums or the Good Vibrations box set, or if you don't know anything about this, it's essential. I've posted volumes on this rec, and I started a thread on Rocky Road about it a few days ago. A much-delayed, reconstructed version of what would have been, at that time, the most extraordinary pop music record ever made, had it been completed & released. A few things have been switched around from the running order I'm used to, and it doesn't matter. Brian Wilson's voice is probably Pro-Tooled & Auto-tuned all over the place, and it doesn't matter. The 'Fire' track is probably the one that loses the most impact from the original, and it doesn't matter. This comes out in, uh, 3 weeks? Get it. And if you're one who is not very familiar with it, give it a good listen & then think about what it might've meant to pop music had it hit the market when it was supposed to, in January of 1967. Then think about the fact that denting the charts is about the best that can be hoped for, and that there's virtually no chance that it'll go gold, let alone platinum.

    Pink Panther's Penthouse Party--Troy, if you can handle a remix or 10, this is up yr alley. Well, a bit. I particularly liked Pizzicato Five's take on Girl From Ipanema & Fatboy Slim puts the Chambers Brothers' 'All Strung Out Over You' & its funky bass line to good use.

    Is It Rolling Bob? is a reggae tribute to Bob Dylan. Way better than the gospel tribute or nonsense like the blues interpretations of...wait, that was Exile On Blues St. Whatever, this isn't quite in the class of Dub Side Of The Moon, the Tommy rock-steady opera I've been listening to, or Dread Zeppelin, but maybe that's because it's more serious. A few very good tracks here.

    I listened to the Ashlee Simpson rec & thought it was pretty good considering there are, or should be, absolutely no expectations that it's going to do anything but suck, and suck hard. I can't say if it's any better or worse than Avril Lavigne or anyone like that, but give me this over Alanis Morrissette (who's an obvious influence) any day. I guess the dance-pop connotation given who her sister is is enough to make this seem good by comparison if that's what you're expecting, but even so, it rises above what you'd expect even if you know it's more of a 'rock' kind of record going in. Can't say I recommend it enough for anyone to spend the money on, but certainly worth a listen.

    David Gray--White Ladder. Surprisingly good singer-songwriter alt-rock, which came out of nowhere since I was unfamiliar with the name. Anyone up on this guy? Was it mentioned in a thread I didn't see or a post I didn't pay as much attention to as I'd like others to pay to mine?

    Already mentioned the Luka Bloom CD. In the words of a friend, a butt-f*ck considering its paltry length--I think it weighs in around 27 minutes--but it was nice. Very Leonard Cohen.

    Jesse Malin--The Heat. No Ryan Adams this time around. More decent singer-songwriter stuff from a local quasi-...I guess calling him a legend is a stretch, and I never liked his band. But a guy I know plays w/him, so go see him when he comes to yr town.

    G. Love--The Hustle. When did he dump Special Sauce? Why bother, considering this rec sounds pretty much the same as the last one I heard (Philadelphonic)? Well, either way, if you like this guy, you'll like this rec. His singing has definitely improved over the years. Although it could hardly have gotten any worse!

    Auf der Maur--I don't recall anyone mentioning this here on this board. I had no idea what to expect yet it was pretty much exactly what I expected. Decent rec, nothing I'd spend money on, but not bad. Considering Courtney Love's horrible appearance on Leno some weeks back, this is head & shoulders above what I guess her capabilities have been reduced to at this point.

    Javier--I saw yr reply about Cafe Tacuba. I heard a rec of theirs a year or two ago...and it just didn't hit me. Wish I could go back to it, but I can't. I'm sure I'll have the opportunity at some point. In the meantime I have to stick to what little electronica I find that I like.

    Oh, and I found a rec in a thrift shop by a girl named Marianne Nowottny. A few years ago a local weekly was raving about this then 16-year-old girl who was putting together these astounding homemade recordings, so they said. I filed the name away, but never heard any of the music. I asked Davey about her a couple of years ago, but he wasn't aware of her. Well, I found the thing & so far I've only heard a few songs. And it's the sound of a 16-year-old being super-arty & using non-traditional structures & melodies & throwing some dissonance in there, along with the poetry she threw on top of the music. Now, at 16 years old, there's only so much music she could've heard to that point in her life, and it's in situations like that, that magic can happen. Which is what was strongly hinted at from the raves in the weekly, but which I have yet to hear based on the tracks I've heard. But, like I said, I've only heard less than half the thing at this point. I'm crossing my fingers, but if what I heard is typical of the whole album, then it's a bit of a mess, put together by a teen who is probably capable of good things, but perhaps not at the point at which this rec was recorded. We shall see. If I never mention her again I suppose it's a safe bet that I think it's not worth the effort just to call it mediocre. I do suspect that's the case.

    Webb Wilder--the rerelease, with several live tracks, of something called It Came From Nashville, which I guess is from 10 years ago? I've heard this name mentioned, usually in a favorable context. I don't hear it. Guess I'll have to give it another spin. His albums may have been inconsistent, but give me the Rev Horton Heat any day.

    Positive Flow--tasty downtempo house/jazz. Definitely in the dance realm, and nothing I'd listen to all that often, but I do appreciate downtempo when the songs are good. These songs are good.

    There were, oh, one or two others, but I can't remember them right now. Which is sort of a relief.

    I don't like others.

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    Forgot to mention that I'm still digging the Mooney Suzuki rec & also gave the Hives rec another spin or two. But I'm intrigued by what Jim & others had to say about the Libertines, and I'm going to keep my eye open for that.

    Just took a look at what I posted about SMiLE & I guess I should've been more positive about the rec--it's great. Really. It's a work that you couldn't even attempt to tackle unless you were capable of doing it justice. Unless you're going to do a reggae version...

    I don't like others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiobill
    .......still looking for The Fiery Funaces' Blueberry Beat. My hipster indie record "Soundscapes" was all out, when I visited Toronto this past Saturday.
    Did you say Fiery Furnaces? You know what that means, don't you? Another in a long series of captured rave reviews from all over the web brought to you by yours truly.....this one just appeared at http://www.30music.com/. I promise that this'll be the last one....honest!


    The Fiery Furnaces "Blueberry Boat" (CD)

    Label: Rough Trade/Sanctuary
    released in 2004

    Don't say White Stripes. Don't even think White Stripes. See, Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger are brother and sister, but, it turns out, that isn't in and of itself enough to give a reviewer permission to pull out the White Stripes as a fitting comparison. Blueberry Boat, the duo's second album, is an ambitious set of 13 tracks spanning an hour and a quarter of your life (if you only give it one listen, which is not a good decision if you want to get anything much out of it). Some advice: rest up before you listen - you'll have to put some effort into the listening experience to reap the album's benefits.

    The songs are long and complex, musically jumping from style to style and lyrically telling long, convoluted narratives. "Quay's Cur," the album's ten-plus minute opener, really provides a microcosm of the 65 minutes to come. It opens with an abrasive synthesized slice through the moderately-paced beat, sci-fi sound effects behind it, interrupted by a vaguely far-eastern vocal part by Eleanor Friedberger (in her best "little girl" voice). She sings of a silver locket that was snatched from her and thrown into the sea, thus robbing her of her security. "And now I'll never, never, never feel like I'm safe again," she repeats to a tune that finally leaves your mind about a week after you first hear it.

    Next is that same melody, this time on a synth, then doubled with a different sound, then tripled, finally slowed down and repeated in a bass register piano and buzzing synth, then joined by a counterpoint, then both parts meandering into - oh, which song? The same one. "Quay's Cur." Yes, still. And next an acoustic guitar and piano take over the backing, with Matthew Friedberger singing. And then things move on to an uptempo, bluesier affair. At that change, the song is not yet half over. Still later, Eleanor sings a beautiful melody over a mildly orchestrated pop backdrop that creates a remarkably Scottish chamber-pop product (think Gorky's Zygotic Mynci here).

    The album is filled with such examples, if on a lesser scale (most of the songs are not more than ten minutes, as the opener is, but are generally at least half that). If you've got to use a comparison, try this, for starters: the Who, as produced by Frank Zappa, and with much of his band as guest stars. There are guitar rock anthems of epic proportions of which Townsend would be proud (yes, you should think Tommy...as if you'll be able to help it during the larger-than-life "Chris Michaels."), but with the frequent, sharp left turns that Zappa's music is known for, all pieced together like his comic-epic works "Gregory Peccary" and "Brown Shoes Don't Make It," among many others.

    The textures created within each segment of this album are masterful, spanning from updated recreations of the mid-1960s, London mod scene to the electronic music of the early 1980s, without forgetting that prog rock happened between the two. This covers the pop, but what about the serious music, or the swing? They're forced into the album as well, but it isn't overkill. Somehow, Matthew Friedberger (who produced the album) manages to combine these disparate sounds into a surprisingly cohesive, listenable album - something even a widely recognized genius (meaning Zappa, here) was unable to consistently do.

    Of course there's also the little matter of the lyrics to take on, which is no little matter at all. In fact, they're sometimes narrative (as in the opener), and others borderline stream-of-consciousness, or intermingled action with thoughts, slang and references throughout. The result is a rock 'n' roll Joycean affair, failing to bring anything within pop music's history so much as Van Dyke Parks' 1968 debut, Song Cycle. "Going down Morgan with Janko, Jerko, and Jerry, we downed our Pils, and over at the South Shore, they sipped their sherry. I opened my Kaiserized speller to learn what they know; Nurse killers, annexers-executioners, wo! Hey Slavonians, be ye mindful that our 'tis tongue dies never," a piece of the lyric to "1917," is written here as prose, properly punctuated, with good reason - it appears that way in the liner notes. These are not trite boy-meets-girl (and it rhymes!) lyrics.

    Blueberry Boat may be considered pretentious, but not rightfully so. More accurately it could be called ambitious. The scope of the Friedbergers' talents in sound and word is truly amazing, authoritative across styles, and creatively mixing them. Those fans of music that's rough around the edges - lo-fi alternative fare - will probably be unimpressed, but anyone searching for something unique and admittedly somewhat difficult could very well find Shangri La in the Fiery Furnaces.

    This album is remarkable, impressive...and enjoyable, filled with hooks, riffs and melodies enough for an entire catalogue of albums. The only thing that may be keeping Blueberry Boat from being a minor masterpiece is that time may prove it a major one.

    Rating: 9 out of 10
    Review written on 2004/09/08 by Luther Hermanson
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    The holiday weekend certainly pushed me back a day . . .

    3 old albums really struck me this week.

    XTC- Nonsuch. Super lush production of really pleasing melodic art-pop. Baroque in that Brian Wilson way. Fantastic 'phones album, there is just SO MUCH going on underneath the surface. "That Wave" is so mysterious, so rich, it's like you could crawl inside the music and swim along. The album is a continuous string of amazingly complex and provocative lyrics about humn nature packed to bursting with double and triple meanings.

    Roxy Music- Country Life. This just bowled me over this week Too glammy to be progrock in that Be Bop Deluxe / Bowie way and way too arty and varied to simply be a glam album. I like the way it straddles genres so deftly. I know someone here recently talked about how great "The Thrill of it All" is and yep, it's a beauty. But "Out of the Blue" is the real knock out for me. The phased violins/piano and bouncing bassline propell it along really nicely. It's a real cruiser. "Bitter-Sweet" and "Tryptich" are truly bizarre set pieces that leap from genre to genre in the blink of an eye. The clavinette in "Casanova" is just so 1974. In a good way. "Prarie Rose" is a RM classic too. Outstanding album.

    Elton John- Tumbleweed Connection. You'd have to call this is a country album in the same way CSNY albums are, but this feels much more authentic to me than most of the American country-rock albums of the era. Low key and extremely melodic, the tone is nailed perfectly. EJ's early 70s country-based albums are SO FAR removed from even where he was just a couple of years later. Compared to where he is today . . . it's like another planet.

    Also, we've been having a huge heat wave here. 100+ for the past week. This area is just not equipped for it. Most homes and businesses are not A/C. I put together this song over the weekend to celebrate melting into the carpet.

    http://www.designshed.com/toonage/Styrofoam.mp3

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    Mainly just been listening to my three favorite albums right now which I've said enough about already, The Fiery Furnaces Blueberry Boat, Old Canes Early Morning Hymns and David Kilgour Frozen Orange. Not much else, although I did also listen to the TV On The Radio CD, which didn't grab me too strongly on first listen.

    Oh yeah, I forgot that I did give a coupla fun listens to this year's Mercury Prize winner and still one of my favorites of the year, Franz Ferdinand. Cool album and a stellar debut (regardless of what that mamby pamby wussie boy chrisnz might say about it ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MindGoneHaywire
    David Gray--White Ladder. Surprisingly good singer-songwriter alt-rock, which came out of nowhere since I was unfamiliar with the name. Anyone up on this guy? Was it mentioned in a thread I didn't see or a post I didn't pay as much attention to as I'd like others to pay to mine?
    Yeah, it got mentioned around here quite a bit a few years ago. Surprised you never heard of him since it was a huge seller worldwide. I'm pretty sure I've seen it listed as one of the top 20 biggest sellers of all time in the UK. Real slow climb to the top. I did finally buy it when it was released in the US but honestly was a bit underwhelmed and after a couple listens retired it to the trade-in box. I know a lot of people really loved it though. Just a little too ordinary sounding for my sometimes weird and eclectic tastes, although I do really like Luka Bloom whom you also mentioned and who hails from that same Ireland that first embraced David Gray and helped turn his White Ladder into an international mega-hit. Haven't heard any recent stuff from Luka Bloom since the late 90s but he never really reminded me of Leonard Cohen in those days. Maybe more like Billy Bragg mixed with some sappy Jackson Browne. Always reminded me a little of Lloyd Cole. One of those artists that seemed to lose a little of what I liked with each successive album, although there were always some good songs, and when he hit the stride I liked he was very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindGoneHaywire
    Auf der Maur--I don't recall anyone mentioning this here on this board.
    (ahem) If you do a search (on, say, "Maur"), you will see about a dozen posts from some guy named "Dusty Chalk"...recommending it to the Smashing Pumpkins/Garbage/Hole/Drain STH crowd. It's actually in my top 10 releases of the year so far (along with Ghost's Hypnotic Underworld, Einstürzende Neubauten's Perpetuum Mobile, Dykehouse's Midrange and Buckethead's Population Override, amongst others).

    Or perhaps you just don't read other people's posts...? Not that there's anything wrong with that...
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    Been reading me some Tad Williams' Otherland series

    Oh, yeah, I guess I should mention what I've been listening to.

    Franz Ferdinand -- is that a 2004 release? I should probably add it to my list. Whenever I need a pick-me-up (which is frequent), I put this on. "Life is better on holiday...that's why we only work when...we need the money..." Should be my slogan. Except that I need the money, and I ain't workin'. Okay, maybe I got it backwards...whatever...

    Laurie Anderson, Mister Heartbreak -- hey, now there's something you don't hear very often. What can I say? Always entertaining is she...

    Pan Sonic, Quiet City -- really good, right up there with Labradford's fixed::content. Nice ambience, and some downright subterranean bass.

    Daniel Menche, Eye on the Steel -- noise. Right up there with old Lull, I think.

    Molasses, Trouble at Jinx Hotel -- slowcore (Devics, et al). Medigs.

    Edward Ka-Spel, Jetzmann/L. Ski, and Asmus Tietchens, this three-way split thing called Das Digitale Vertrauen. They actually work very well together as a single recording/album/whatever. Lots of analog electronics (does anybody remember phasers?).

    Björk, Medulla -- LOTW. Easily. My favourite thing she's done, ever (or perhaps that's just the folly of novelty).

    NP: Dots, Rather Interesting 10th Anniversary Box II...speaking of subterranean...
    Eschew fascism.
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    Yeah, 'I Don't Recall,' in the posts I read. I read plenty of yr posts; I certainly don't doubt that you mentioned this album, but I don't remember seeing it, and you've got to keep in mind that yr posts consistently highlight artists that seem unbelievably obscure, at least to me. I probably haven't even heard of half the artists you mention, and considering I sell a lot of CDs, well, it may not be saying much, but it's saying something. After I get through 5 names that I don't recognize I usually fast forward a bit, especially since I don't think our tastes share all that much in common. In spite of the fact that I'd probably avoid posts recommending an album to someone who likes SP/Garbage/Hole etc., I would've looked it over had I seen it because I was curious. I didn't notice. In any case, good rec.

    I don't like others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindGoneHaywire
    ...you've got to keep in mind that yr posts consistently highlight artists that seem unbelievably obscure, at least to me. I probably haven't even heard of half the artists you mention, and considering I sell a lot of CDs...
    Yeah, really! That actually is saying a lot. I know we don't share a lot, musically, but with your encyclopedic knowledge -- and at least passing awareness of at least most areas -- of rock, I woulda thought you'd at least heard o' some of them...
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    I do like The Fixx

    I must say though, I don't own any of their stuff on CD. I owned two of their albums on tape way back when, but I never got them on CD for some reason.

    I also like Yes:Magnification, though, I think I'd like it better if it didn't have a few twee songs on it. I could do without ever hearing 'Don't Go' again.

    Used to own the Tube's Completion Backwards Principle on tape too. I always heard they put on a good show live. Maybe you should do a comp.....

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