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_tunic_ 10.13.2014 02:37 AM

MONO (Japan) - Taka Overdubs - 2014

short but sweet

stu666 10.13.2014 12:27 PM

 

guest 10.13.2014 05:29 PM

 

guest 10.14.2014 06:55 PM

 


 


 


 

The Soup Nazi 10.14.2014 09:01 PM

Jesus Christ Monkeyballs, this thread needs some goddamn SONGS!

 


Free (leave a tip if you can, though - don't be a mook) download (320kbps mp3s):
http://noisetrade.com/caitlinrose/no...manor-sessions

stu666 10.15.2014 01:06 AM

 

Genteel Death 10.15.2014 01:31 PM

Judas Priest covering Joan Baez's ''Diamonds & Rust''.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLDazyvMMGw#t=135

Savage Clone 10.15.2014 02:30 PM

^one of my favorites. An unlikely choice to work so well with the metal treatment. Total classic.

evollove 10.15.2014 02:49 PM

Wow. That was sort of brilliant, I think because they weren't trying to be cheeky about it.

_tunic_ 10.15.2014 03:13 PM

the new Mono albums are on youtube:
Rays Of Darkness

The Last Dawn



(music for ROD only starts after ~2 minutes)

Genteel Death 10.18.2014 10:21 AM

Fantastic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qoe3zzrA4t8

Genteel Death 10.18.2014 12:31 PM

Hallucinating to this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tye3XU4EtWE

Severian 10.18.2014 03:55 PM

Well, I'm having one hell of a day musically. Been reading and relaxing almond listening to this stuff:

 

Unwound - No Energy

 

Thurston Moore - The Best Day

 

Bangs + Works Vol.1 (footwork compilation by Planet Mu)

Severian 10.18.2014 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by stu666
 



Oh my fucking God- I just realized those were fucking maggots!! What the hellos wrong with that woman?!? I love Pharmakon and I even own that record, but I always thought those were seeds or (Jesus) pine nuts or something .. Sounds dumb, but in the context of the flowers and the clean white of the backdrop I think I blocked out that disgusting shit by mentally processing it into an image that made me want to FUCKING KILL MYSELF a little bit less!!!

Jesus God. That is fucked beyond measure. Where's a nice clean Cannibal Corpse album cover when you need one? I think I need to go look at some roadkill to cleanse my mind of that hideous image.

To anyone who thinks I'm overreacting or being theatrical, I puked in my mouth a little when I zoome in on that cover. And I mean IRL. Fuck! Goddamn that's awful!!

stu666 10.19.2014 01:51 PM

 

diskaholic-anonymous 10.19.2014 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by stu666
 


same...my soundtrack in the car.

Severian 10.19.2014 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by diskaholic-anonymous
same...my soundtrack in the car.



Great isn't it? It actually sounds like an SY album. Moreso than Demolished Thoughts or TOTA. And I guess that's what I expected, given the current personnel of his band.

I was seriously moved by "Speak to the Wild" on first listen. Probably one of the best songs he's released since the "hiatus", and that's saying a lot. I'm surprised by how much I like this album, which is also saying quite a bit.

I really couldn't be happier with it, short of hearing Lee and Kim in the background. Already one of my favorite albums of the year.

Drjohnrock 10.19.2014 08:35 PM

Had to do a fair amount of driving this weekend so listened to Johnny Dowd's Do The Gargon album in my car's cd player. Music that's simultaneously bizarre and "accessible". Dowd doesn't get any recognition in his native USA, IMHO, because (1) his southern/rural accent, and (2) stupid, unimaginative music writers who compare him to Tom Waits. I like Waits just fine but JOHNNY DOWD DOES NOT SOUND LIKE TOM WAITS!!!!

There, I got that off my chest. Any other Dowd fans on the board?

Bytor Peltor 10.21.2014 02:13 PM

My buddy @Soundawakeradio is spinning an hours worth of David Bowie (including a new single) over the next hour: http://kpft.org/

Bytor Peltor 10.23.2014 02:20 AM

Black Magic - Wizard's Spell

Severian 10.23.2014 07:02 AM

After a listen to the end product in full, I'll say this: fan reactions are bound to me... mixed.

Hell, my own reaction is mixed. This is NOT going to be what a lot of people expected it to be, but that's the Flaming Lips for ya. In that sense, they're truly operating with a Beatlesque spirit here. Some fine moments, and some moments that could be finer.

Awesomely, I think Pitchfork is going to hate it, which has become something of a universal symbol of quality lately.


 


Best tracks: Sgt Pepper's LHCB (Intro), A Day in the Life, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite

Blood_Promise 10.23.2014 02:40 PM

 

louder 10.24.2014 06:18 AM

 

Torn Curtain 10.26.2014 12:50 PM

Iron Maiden - Live At The Rainbow 1981

Bertrand 10.27.2014 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Blood_Promise

 

Same here; this is my first Sunn O))). This is my first Scott Walker too.
That's a record you can't help paying attention to.

Before that, I had given Ex Hex a try, and I could have played the thing and watched a football game, the music would not have distracted me.
The same can't be said about SW+SO.

noisereductions 10.27.2014 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Severian
After a listen to the end product in full, I'll say this: fan reactions are bound to me... mixed.

Hell, my own reaction is mixed. This is NOT going to be what a lot of people expected it to be, but that's the Flaming Lips for ya. In that sense, they're truly operating with a Beatlesque spirit here. Some fine moments, and some moments that could be finer.

Awesomely, I think Pitchfork is going to hate it, which has become something of a universal symbol of quality lately.


 


Best tracks: Sgt Pepper's LHCB (Intro), A Day in the Life, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite


yeah I'm mixed too. Half I thought was great. Half kind of a mess. But I like it more than The Terror haha. My favorite track is "She's Leaving Home."

noisereductions 10.27.2014 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by louder
 


hell yeah.

Severian 10.27.2014 08:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noisereductions
yeah I'm mixed too. Half I thought was great. Half kind of a mess. But I like it more than The Terror haha. My favorite track is "She's Leaving Home."


Why doesn't anyone like the Terror? Albjms is fucking glorious! It's depressing as all hell, but beautiful.

Btw: I just started rocking the Flaming Lips & Friends tribute to Stone Roses- s/t, and I think it's probably the best tribute they've done. The Lips and their host of special guests make the songs their own without shitting all over them or turning them into something that's more of a shock-rock parody of the original.


I'm liking With a little Help From my Fwends more. The first three songs are mad decent, and I think the spirit and tone of the "Sgt. Pepper" intro is pretty reverent and appropriate. Some of the songs could have been epic reinventions, but sadly the Lips opted for weirdness over quality on at least 1/3 of the tracks.

I was really looking forward to "A Day in the Life," and while it's "Lennon" section is pretty coold, the transitions and the middle bit (Paul/Miley Cyrus) sound pretty phoned in.

And why isn't there a big, whopping, noisy Lips interpretation of the countdown and sustained piano slam at the end? They cut that bit out entirely. Or if they did include it, It was warped beyond recognizability, and that's just a waste.

noisereductions 10.27.2014 09:06 PM

The first three songs are great. Miley kills it on her cuts man. I think the real jam is on the reprise of "Sgt Peppers" that appears before "Day In The Life." It's cool.

Nefeli 10.28.2014 04:52 AM

https://soundcloud.com/carlocattano/shantijaz-rehearsal

this starts playing after every single sunburned hand of the man track i click on.

Mortte Jousimo 10.28.2014 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Severian
Why doesn't anyone like the Terror? Albjms is fucking glorious! It's depressing as all hell, but beautiful.
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Be Free, a Way is absolutely beautiful & great song, but the rest of the album is just boring. But I am not Flamig Lips-fan at all.

stu666 10.28.2014 02:12 PM

 

Severian 10.28.2014 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noisereductions
The first three songs are great. Miley kills it on her cuts man. I think the real jam is on the reprise of "Sgt Peppers" that appears before "Day In The Life." It's cool.


I gotta give it up to "With a Little Help Form my Friends" too. That call and response, gentle little ditty to ROBOT NOISE FEEDBACK SQUAWK is pretty fucking awesome.

But imagine what they could have done with "A Day in the Life" if it was Soft Bulletin-era Lips! Or even Yoshimi! That would have been perfect, and right up the Lips' alley.

I've always felt like the Lips are kind of like a Beatlesque presence in indie rock, more than just about any other band. Sonic Youth are the essential 4-piece of indie rock, but they're so out there that they're not really comparable to anyone other than the VU.

Guided by Voices sound a lot like Revolver and Rubber Soul-era Beatles. But they've always sounded like that (blasted through a $10 PA), and they've never really had a creative transformation.

The Pixies might be the most common choice for Beatles of Indie Rock, but they're not. They never had the full band, everyone plays an equally important role kind of vibe... neither did GBV.

And honestly, neither do the Lips. They're an oligarchy. Coyne is a dictator, Drozd is such a brilliant musician that Wayne can't live without him, so he's become a permanent fixture. Ivins has been around for a while. So the core trio is almost completely different from the original 1983/4 line-up.
BUT... in terms of sonic tendencies, reinvention, experimentation, and sound, they're quite Beatlesque. And since Embryonic (which must have been their White Album) they've been on this frantic, bipolar experimental music kick, and they only broke from it to release the Terror (which is like their Let It Be... their super depressing late career whine fest, fueled by impending doom in the Beatles' case, and probably some art-school whim of Wayne's in the Lips' case).

But Priest Driven Ambulance was so fucking new and fresh, they finally found their identity and set themselves apart from all the bands they were trying to be early on (Butthole Surfers, SY, J&MC) and that was like their first album as a real, serious band. Since then their career trajectory has been like an Alterna-rock version of the Beatles' career.

Soft Bulletin may have been their Revolver, but it may have also been their Rubber Soul, or even their Sgt. Pepper... So might Yoshimi, though Yoshimi fits the Sgt. Pepper archetype a bit better... making At War With the Mystics their kinda so-so Magical Mystery Tour, and then we've covered Embryonic and shit.

They clearly adore the Beatles, and they could have made a majestic and beautiful cover album. Instead they missed a lot of opportunities for greatness, and I'll bet they regret it in the end. They can make a hell of a cover when they try. Their "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the best cover I've ever heard of that song, and it's reverent and respectful to the original.

Fucking shit mang.

Severian 10.28.2014 06:09 PM

Anyway, right now I'm blasting this mothaf***in' gem. I forget how dead fucking awesome this record is. Totally different than what he's dropping these days. And I love what he's doing now. Jesus Piece was better than Blood Moon... But Game is sorely underrated in the greater hiphop conversation. He rocked shit then, rocks shit now.

But damn, this might be the #1 Game LP.

 

louder 10.28.2014 06:45 PM

^ definitely his best album in my opinion.

SuchFriendsAreDangerous 10.28.2014 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by louder
^ definitely his best album in my opinion.


Not just Game's best, possibly one of the top-100 rap records of all time, period.

SuchFriendsAreDangerous 10.28.2014 06:52 PM

I CANT STOP LISTENING TO THIS RECORD!!

 

The Soup Nazi 10.28.2014 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuchFriendsAreDangerous
I CANT STOP LISTENING TO THIS RECORD!!

 


That's because it's wicked bitchen and on this issue there can be no debate.
:)

noisereductions 10.28.2014 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by louder
^ definitely his best album in my opinion.


hell yeah. So so so good.

noisereductions 10.28.2014 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Severian
I gotta give it up to "With a Little Help Form my Friends" too. That call and response, gentle little ditty to ROBOT NOISE FEEDBACK SQUAWK is pretty fucking awesome.

But imagine what they could have done with "A Day in the Life" if it was Soft Bulletin-era Lips! Or even Yoshimi! That would have been perfect, and right up the Lips' alley.

I've always felt like the Lips are kind of like a Beatlesque presence in indie rock, more than just about any other band. Sonic Youth are the essential 4-piece of indie rock, but they're so out there that they're not really comparable to anyone other than the VU.

Guided by Voices sound a lot like Revolver and Rubber Soul-era Beatles. But they've always sounded like that (blasted through a $10 PA), and they've never really had a creative transformation.

The Pixies might be the most common choice for Beatles of Indie Rock, but they're not. They never had the full band, everyone plays an equally important role kind of vibe... neither did GBV.

And honestly, neither do the Lips. They're an oligarchy. Coyne is a dictator, Drozd is such a brilliant musician that Wayne can't live without him, so he's become a permanent fixture. Ivins has been around for a while. So the core trio is almost completely different from the original 1983/4 line-up.
BUT... in terms of sonic tendencies, reinvention, experimentation, and sound, they're quite Beatlesque. And since Embryonic (which must have been their White Album) they've been on this frantic, bipolar experimental music kick, and they only broke from it to release the Terror (which is like their Let It Be... their super depressing late career whine fest, fueled by impending doom in the Beatles' case, and probably some art-school whim of Wayne's in the Lips' case).

But Priest Driven Ambulance was so fucking new and fresh, they finally found their identity and set themselves apart from all the bands they were trying to be early on (Butthole Surfers, SY, J&MC) and that was like their first album as a real, serious band. Since then their career trajectory has been like an Alterna-rock version of the Beatles' career.

Soft Bulletin may have been their Revolver, but it may have also been their Rubber Soul, or even their Sgt. Pepper... So might Yoshimi, though Yoshimi fits the Sgt. Pepper archetype a bit better... making At War With the Mystics their kinda so-so Magical Mystery Tour, and then we've covered Embryonic and shit.

They clearly adore the Beatles, and they could have made a majestic and beautiful cover album. Instead they missed a lot of opportunities for greatness, and I'll bet they regret it in the end. They can make a hell of a cover when they try. Their "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the best cover I've ever heard of that song, and it's reverent and respectful to the original.

Fucking shit mang.



I agree w/ all you 've said. But at the same time, this album is good enough that it's reminding me why I'm a Lips fan. Even though I've not enjoyed as much of their output after say At War... I'm reminded why they're so special.

Also I think their cover of "Borderline" is their best cover ever. EVER>


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