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Severian 03.01.2017 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
Not exactly their finest hour. Maybe the free badge was cool, though...


Solid song and I enjoy it to this day.

noisereductions 03.07.2017 03:40 PM

I'm trying to get away from making huge ass playlists of music, and getting back to making self-contained sequenced mixtape style playlists. Stuff with a theme and a flow that clocks in at under an hour.

So I was thinking of those old like Ultra Chilled or Late Night Tales compilations that I was listening to a lot in the early 2000's and tried to make something that kind of fit that mold.


ULTRA CHILLED 17

1. Grandaddy - Nonphenomenal Lineage
2. Aphex Twin - Xtal
3. Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater (Kevin Shields rmx)
4. u-Ziq - Octelcogopod
5. M83 - Skin Of The Night
6. Badly Drawn Boy - My Friend Cubilas
7. Handsome Boy Modeling Shool - I've Been Thinking (f. Cat Power)
8. Moby - Memory Gospel
9. Squarepusher - Love Will Tear Us Apart
10. Caribou - Brandon
11. Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place
12. Tortoise - Glass Museum

Bytor Peltor 03.07.2017 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Savage Clone
That's a great one. I did some hard time with that album years back. A favorite of 19/20 year old me.


WHEN - Death In The Blue Lake is one of the very first odd music LP's I ever purchased on vinyl.
I got this along with David Hykes & The Harmonic Choir - Harmonic Meetings, on the same day......odd the crap I can remember almost 30 years later.

There are a couple of tracks on the WHEN LP that sound like Peter Gabriel on vocals. Like you, Savage, I too spent a lot of time with album in my younger days......so much so, I got the, 'Black, White & Grey,' CD that contained the, Death In The Blue Lake title track so I wouldn't have to keep playing the vinyl : )

I purchased WHEN - The Black Death, on vinyl at the end of this past summer, but I have yet to open and give it a listen.

 


 


 

Severian 03.07.2017 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by noisereductions
I'm trying to get away from making huge ass playlists of music, and getting back to making self-contained sequenced mixtape style playlists. Stuff with a theme and a flow that clocks in at under an hour.

So I was thinking of those old like Ultra Chilled or Late Night Tales compilations that I was listening to a lot in the early 2000's and tried to make something that kind of fit that mold.


ULTRA CHILLED 17

1. Grandaddy - Nonphenomenal Lineage
2. Aphex Twin - Xtal
3. Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater (Kevin Shields rmx)
4. u-Ziq - Octelcogopod
5. M83 - Skin Of The Night
6. Badly Drawn Boy - My Friend Cubilas
7. Handsome Boy Modeling Shool - I've Been Thinking (f. Cat Power)
8. Moby - Memory Gospel
9. Squarepusher - Love Will Tear Us Apart
10. Caribou - Brandon
11. Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place
12. Tortoise - Glass Museum


That's a pretty good mix. No love for Moby, but other than that, solid.

I also don't like Badly Drawn Boy, but Hour of the Bewilderbeast had some great tracks. I actually think "Cause A Rockslide" is quite a perfect little tune, in a simultaneously chaotic and lovely, noisy and elegant. That's one of those instances where a so-so artist just made a TREMENDOUS fucking song, way better than the some of his career, and the song just went entirely unnoticed and wasn't even one of his relative hits.

You know what I'm taking about? You like "Cause a Rockslide?" If you ask me, that song is one of the best of its decade. It could easily have been a mid-'90s Sonic Youth track, or a late-'90s Modest Mouse track, or an early 2000s Blur track... y'know? It's pretty fucking unreal in its amazingness compared to the rest of his stuff.

Aphex Twin, Caribou, Squarepusher, YLT, etc. all aces. But where's Boards of Canada? Must had Boards for chillz.

Severian 03.07.2017 04:42 PM

Now I'm listening to "Cause a Rockslide" because of noisereductions.

Who doesn't love this song? Seriously, what's not to love?

That some sugary sweet jangle right there.

noisereductions 03.07.2017 04:53 PM

yeah I figured I'd get called for Moby. But whatever. I was a big fan of much of his 90's output. Shrug.

Badly Drawn Boy... Bewilderbeast was so so good. And then... I don't know. How Did I Get Here (Ep 1, 2, 3 + It Came From The Ground) was pretty nice. But subsequent albums got worse and worse. There's some good songs on About A Boy, Fed The Fish, etc but for the most part he was one of those that came with this immensely strong and unique and fun debut albums and then just kind of spent the rest of his career not delivering on any of that promise.

Good call on Boards Of Canada. Volume 2 of this mix begs for "ROYGBIV". Like I said, I'm trying to make these mixes kind of organically and not overloading. But yeah. You right. Next one.

The Soup Nazi 03.07.2017 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by noisereductions
So I was thinking of those old like Ultra Chilled or Late Night Tales compilations [...]

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Originally Posted by Severian
But where's Boards of Canada? Must had Boards for chillz.


What the fuck does "chill" mean in this context? Boards Of Canada's music is quite unsettling, for the most part...

noisereductions 03.07.2017 05:06 PM

Ultra Chilled was literally the name of a series of compilations. They were generally mish-mashes of mellow stuff. After party music I guess. I don't know. I liked them though. Would be random electronic, folk, jazz... lots of remixes.

Severian 03.07.2017 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
What the fuck does "chill" mean in this context? Boards Of Canada's music is quite unsettling, for the most part...


Ok, I was originally just going to say you're stupid and dumb ( ;) ) but I think I get where you're coming from.

I think there's always been bit of ominousness to Boards' music, but there's also plenty of serenity in it as well. There are tracks like "The Color of Fire" (unsettling), but they're often rubbing right up against airier, lighter tracks. Like on Music Has the Right to Children, the next track is "Telephasic Workshop," which I find very tranquil.

But you're right... in fact, one of the reasons Tomorrow's Harvest didn't completely blow away everything for me in 2013 (aside from the fact that Yeezus and Amygdala came out that year) is that the record was extremely dour, and more than a little depressing. Not exactly a triumphant return.

But The Campfire Headphase is filled with tracks that are so peaceful my mother digs them. Swear to god. She loves that shit.

I think there's an ominousness/serenity dichotomy in a few of the artists NR mentioned, and many arrists in the "IDM" genre. Aphex Twin for instance. "Xtal" is fucking heavenly, but a lot of Aphex Twin's shit is closer to.. y'know.. the other place. Marilyn Manson didn't have shit on "Come to Daddy," not even for a second when he was at his most novel and "scary." Ventolin Remixes beat even Squarepusher's harsh Vic Acid EP when it comes to electro-mindrape. And Druqks is like the ultimate clash between beauty and chaos. But with RDJ, as with Boards, I think most of the unsettling qualities kind of go away after enough listens. That stuff sounds like Old Fauthful to me. Reassuring and lovely.

But... I did just read this on Apple Music's pull quote for MHTRTC:

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Originally Posted by Some asshole
It's a spellbinding balancing act between child-like wonder and grown-up dread.


So. There ya go.

noisereductions 03.10.2017 11:55 PM

been listening to random Flaming Lips all night. I've always been upset that "Borderline" never landed on one of their Fwends albums. I think it's one of their best covers ever.

Severian 03.11.2017 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by noisereductions
been listening to random Flaming Lips all night. I've always been upset that "Borderline" never landed on one of their Fwends albums. I think it's one of their best covers ever.


Oh my god that "Borderine" cover is great!!!

I'm fucking sick of covers, and I'm sick of the Flaming Lips doing covers... but when they're not filling entire fucking albums with the things, abd they pick their tunes with more care, they really are good at it. And "Borderline" is probably the best one they've done.

It does what covers should do: it pays tribute while also taking the song into thrilling new territory. The best covers tend to pull from less "cool" sources (not that '80s Madonna wasn't cool), and bend, meld and reinterpret the song until it becomes a new animal. Some songs are just made to be covered in bizarre and freaked out way (I'm still waiting for some kickass noise-pop group to cover "Bette Davis Eyes"), and "Bordeline" is one of those songs. The Lips made it better than the original.

It would have fit nicely on Thw Terror actually, but I don't think any "Fwends" were involved, so I'm not sure it would have made sense on Heady Fwends certainly not on With a Little Help From my Fwends or their Dark Side of the Moon or Stone Roses albums.

Still, I agree.

"What's so Funny About Peace, Love and Understandig" was a good early cover. As was "What a Wonderful World."

Severian 03.11.2017 10:20 AM

I haven't gone on a Lips binge in a long, long time. Whenever I do, I end up kind of overdoing it. But this is probably the longest I've gone without listening to In a Priest Driven Ambulance. I have to admit I've lost a certain amount of interest in them in recent years. Maybe it's time for a binge.

Severian 03.11.2017 10:21 AM

And this is what I'm listening to ...

 


This Heat - Deceit reissue. :)

Sheriff Rhys Chatham 03.13.2017 02:14 PM

^ I've been trying to remember this band's name for so long!


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evollove 03.13.2017 02:20 PM

That opening "Paper Hats" riff is an all time fav. Could loop that and listen for hours.

Severian 03.14.2017 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by evollove
That opening "Paper Hats" riff is an all time fav. Could loop that and listen for hours.


Oh I absolutely agree. The main riff is (slinky, spider sounding shit under those pre-Liars vocals) is also a favorite of mine.

What a horrendously underrated band. I know they have flag-wavers in the critics scene, but I've met very few "IRL" people who know the glories of This Heat.

Severian 03.20.2017 09:54 AM

 


There's a fuckin' new Royal Trux album dropping June 16, so I'm getting myself in the mood. It's been a few minutes since I last played this album, but my god it certainly sounds like a revelation, even after all this time.

Royal Trux post-noise squall had more in common with Flaming Lips circus '89-'93 than I remember.

Torn Curtain 03.23.2017 06:37 PM

Angel Olsen - Live on KEXP

So far sounds (a lot) better than on the album to be honest.

Severian 03.23.2017 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Torn Curtain
Angel Olsen - Live on KEXP

So far sounds (a lot) better than on the album to be honest.


Nice. Good old KEXP.

evollove 03.24.2017 01:21 PM

TEAM DRESCH
HEAVENS TO BETSY

Getting my dyke on, I guess.

_tunic_ 03.25.2017 06:35 AM

America is Dead

(this is a five year old song, so basically these Belgians are not only great musicians, they are also prophets! Without rage)

Please listen to the entire session!

Torn Curtain 03.25.2017 10:13 AM

Hilary Hahn - Bach concertos.

Magnificent interpretations.

betweenthebars 03.26.2017 08:48 PM

The new Grandaddy album

Severian 03.29.2017 05:36 PM

 

evollove 03.30.2017 12:42 PM

Veiled behind screens
Kept as your baby machines
Whilst you conquer more orifices
Of boys, goats and things

(Ripped up sheep's eyes-no forks or knives)


Take that, cultural relativists.

The Soup Nazi 03.30.2017 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Severian
 


The music can't be worse than the cover.

Severian 03.30.2017 03:17 PM

Dude. It's a classic!

Severian 03.31.2017 08:59 AM

 


Fuck man, new Wolf Eyes album, Undertow out now, and I'm grooving to it!

greenlight 04.01.2017 05:25 AM

just seen it performed live. i did not bought lp from merch. i should have.

candymoan 04.01.2017 03:16 PM

just spreading the good word...

 

_tunic_ 04.02.2017 09:29 AM


 


free downlload!! here
and then there's also solo remains

Severian 04.02.2017 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by _tunic_
 


free downlload!! here
and then there's also solo remains


Ooh, yay! Thank you for sharing!

!@#$%! 04.03.2017 10:08 AM

since i picked up chatter (lol) in another thread, i'm listening to pharmakon's CONTACT right now.

it's not cutting it for me on the emotional level but technically it's interesting i suppose in a post-noise-era sort of way.

i should play it side by side with throbbing gristle and see who wins.

Severian 04.03.2017 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by !@#$%!
since i picked up chatter (lol) in another thread, i'm listening to pharmakon's CONTACT right now.

it's not cutting it for me on the emotional level but technically it's interesting i suppose in a post-noise-era sort of way.

i should play it side by side with throbbing gristle and see who wins.


Oh dude, Throbbing Gristle wins. You kidding?

Pharmakon's cool if you're into that kind of thing. I used to be way more into that kind of thing than I am now, but it's still worth listening to. The new album hasn't done a whole lot for me either, but I'd still see her again if she came to town.

But Throbbing Gristle FTW.

!@#$%! 04.04.2017 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Severian
Oh dude, Throbbing Gristle wins. You kidding?

Pharmakon's cool if you're into that kind of thing. I used to be way more into that kind of thing than I am now, but it's still worth listening to. The new album hasn't done a whole lot for me either, but I'd still see her again if she came to town.

But Throbbing Gristle FTW.

yeah i did just that and throbbing gristle won by 4 decades

gonna look for those concertos torn curtain mentioned

Severian 04.04.2017 08:28 PM

An old(ish) favorite:

Atlas Sound featuring Laetitia Sadier - "Quick Canal"

This song makes for happy even when sad. :( :)

noisereductions 04.05.2017 08:20 AM

last night I was watching an old Parks & Rec and Jeffy Tweedy had a cameo and I was like "OMG I want to listen to Wilco now! Lots of Wilco!"

So that's where I'm at now.

 

Severian 04.05.2017 10:03 AM

Milk Music - Mystic 100's ... New album that kicks some fantastic ass, and restores a bit of my faith in indie rock.

 


@ noisereductions -- I think you'd dig these guys. They're from Olympia, WA, and pull from Meat Puppets, Violent Femmes, Dinosaur Jr., etc.

Listen to "Twists & Turns & Headtrips" and I think you'll be hooked pretty fucking quickly.

They first came on my radar in 2010, but I didn't really pay attention until 2013's Cruise Your Illusion, which was one of my top 10 albums of that year.

noisereductions 04.05.2017 11:06 AM

never heard of them. I'll look into it.

The Soup Nazi 04.05.2017 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by noisereductions
[...] and I was like "OMG I want to listen to Wilco now! Lots of Wilco!"


This proves you're smart. :)


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