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Antagon 12.03.2020 07:04 PM

 



First snowfall this season in Vienna today, so I had to think of Hoarfrost. Then I had it stuck in my head for the remainder of the day. Is it weird I really love and respect ATL as a collection of great solitary tunes, but not necessarily as an album? I mean, so many tracks with such a dreamy atmosphere on there, but the sequencing just seems really off to me - little cohesion, tonal whiplash at times. It just doesn't flow as nicely as some of my Youf-favorites do. It feels like it was spliced together from two very different albums. And still, it holds a special place in my heart - Sunday actually got me into their music, the aforementioned Hoarfrost is absolutely sublime in its introspective romanticism, Wild Flower Soul wonderfully playful, Female Mechanic Now On Duty and French Tickler are awesomely off-kilter, Hits Of Sunshine drifts into summery beat reveries and so on. Hardly any album out there I'm so split on.

Severian 12.04.2020 09:06 AM

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First snowfall this season in Vienna today, so I had to think of Hoarfrost. Then I had it stuck in my head for the remainder of the day. Is it weird I really love and respect ATL as a collection of great solitary tunes, but not necessarily as an album? I mean, so many tracks with such a dreamy atmosphere on there, but the sequencing just seems really off to me - little cohesion, tonal whiplash at times. It just doesn't flow as nicely as some of my Youf-favorites do. It feels like it was spliced together from two very different albums. And still, it holds a special place in my heart - Sunday actually got me into their music, the aforementioned Hoarfrost is absolutely sublime in its introspective romanticism, Wild Flower Soul wonderfully playful, Female Mechanic Now On Duty and French Tickler are awesomely off-kilter, Hits Of Sunshine drifts into summery beat reveries and so on. Hardly any album out there I'm so split on.


I think I prefer it to Washing Machine. Yeah it’s a bit all over the place, but there are few off moments (“… He’s just a kitttttttennnn” notwithstanding), and all the songs basically climax in one way or another in a way that makes the whole journey quite worth it.

Plus, Hoarfrost is without question one of their very songs, and Heather Angel’s outro is as perfectly, effortlessly representative of Sonic Youth’s essence as any other musical moment I can think of.

The Soup Nazi 12.04.2020 08:23 PM

Sorry, posted this one on a different thread. D'oh!

 

Bytor Peltor 12.06.2020 10:12 PM

Pan American - 360 Business / 360 Bypass

The Soup Nazi 12.07.2020 11:54 PM

 

Savage Clone 12.08.2020 07:27 PM

Harold Budd.
RIP

The Soup Nazi 12.08.2020 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Savage Clone
Harold Budd.
RIP


NOOOOO GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKING SHIT! Fucking year. :(:mad:

Savage Clone 12.08.2020 08:35 PM

I’m grateful I got to see him like 30 years ago and ask him a lame question during the question and answer session afterwards. What a career. I’ll never make a kind of impact.

Antagon 12.08.2020 09:02 PM

 

NYCgaf16 12.10.2020 03:13 AM

recently i'm going through swans discography

Antagon 12.10.2020 01:05 PM

 



R.I.P. LD Beghtol

The Soup Nazi 12.10.2020 11:22 PM

 


With Jerry Harrison, Steve Mackay, Leo Kottke, Fred Frith... Wild times! :cool:

candymoan 12.11.2020 05:20 AM

came back to the forum specifically to post this..

WYCH ELM - absolutely adorable, quirky short pop songs, think early breeders dosed with heavy millennial attitude.. the world needs more of them..

YARD ACT - you'll hear the fall for sure, somewhat updated and sugary.. ffine humored, good stuff...

VIAGRA BOYS - they grow on you.. familiar, yet very fresh...

also
IDLES - but i'd rather not admit too much

g. 12.11.2020 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by candymoan
came back to the forum specifically to post this..

WYCH ELM - absolutely adorable, quirky short pop songs, think early breeders dosed with heavy millennial attitude.. the world needs more of them..

YARD ACT - you'll hear the fall for sure, somewhat updated and sugary.. ffine humored, good stuff...

VIAGRA BOYS - they grow on you.. familiar, yet very fresh...

also
IDLES - but i'd rather not admit too much


How did you find the new IDLES album?

choc e-Claire 12.13.2020 07:53 PM

Making an attempt to marathon Against Me!'s full discography today

Skuj 12.13.2020 09:05 PM

I'm doing a Sault-athon.

Diesel 12.14.2020 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by g.
How did you find the new IDLES album?


Probably in a dumpster

Diesel 12.14.2020 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by candymoan
came back to the forum specifically to post this..

WYCH ELM - absolutely adorable, quirky short pop songs, think early breeders dosed with heavy millennial attitude.. the world needs more of them..


They sound so much like the Pixies and Nirvana. Uff, catchy plagiarism: I feel an urge to tap my foot yet spit in their face at the same time

a baby in 1980 12.14.2020 11:36 AM

 

g. 12.14.2020 12:55 PM

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Probably in a dumpster


Ha ha. Very good.

Though I do like IDLES.


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