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The Soup Nazi 09.23.2014 05:52 PM

 

The Soup Nazi 09.23.2014 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi

 


Speaking of —and Torn Curtain, I'm looking at you again :)— Wye Oak covered "Running Up That Hill" in concert. Since I know you dig Wasner live, well:

Watch: Wye Oak Cover Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill"

noisereductions 09.23.2014 06:33 PM

listened to the new Aphex Twin.

@sev: Don't be mad. Didn't love it on first listen. Some good songs. But just wasn't wow'd like I hoped. The first time I heard Chosen Lords I felt more attached immediately than this. :\

Severian 09.25.2014 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by noisereductions
listened to the new Aphex Twin.

@sev: Don't be mad. Didn't love it on first listen. Some good songs. But just wasn't wow'd like I hoped. The first time I heard Chosen Lords I felt more attached immediately than this. :\


I ain't mad atcha... I just simply don't feel the same way. :)

SYRO is SO satisfying. No, it's not the mind blower that a lot of people wanted it to be, but it's also not old and boring sounding. It's not (no offense to mbv) fucking m b v, which was more like an old album mastered to sound like something modern.

But you know... It's not the last Aphex Twin album, so there's no need for it to be more epic than it is. It's highly musical, thorough, complex and rich. Kind of like Plaid's Reachy Prints, it's a bright, bold and utterly recognizable return to form record that delivers a balanced listening experience. There aren't a lot of high highs or low lows. Nothing to grandiose or warped, no "Windowlicker" and no Drukqs. It's just a really goddamn high quality record.

I'm glad I didn't spoil the whole album for myself by listening to it all ahead of time. Nothing on the album disappoints, and I can't imagine it not landing in my top 5 at year's end.

chocolate_ladyland 09.25.2014 08:50 PM

Been playing the shit out of Sister lately. That breakdown section in Pacific Coast Highway gets me every time.

Severian 09.27.2014 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by chocolate_ladyland
Been playing the shit out of Sister lately. That breakdown section in Pacific Coast Highway gets me every time.



Same. That section of the song alone makes it one of my favorite SY tracks

Severian 09.27.2014 06:36 PM

I can't get enough of SYRO. Every listen brings me one step closer to understanding the universe. At least that's how it feels.

The whole album is seamless; it really does represent some of the most consistently musical work Aphex Twin has done. And the low end... I don't think I've ever been quite as impressed with the bass grooves on an RDJ album.

I'm calling it my favorite album of the year so far. I'll have to see how Kanye can fare against it. And unless something's gone terribly wrong, he'll best it in the long run. But its been a serious treat, letting this album grow on me and sink into my subconscious. Mesmerizing.

guest 09.28.2014 02:32 AM

mostly
 


 


 


 


with a bitta
mantronix - the album
simoncino - abele dance
dj rashad - I don't give a fuck
lukid - lonely at the top
russell haswell - acid noise synthesis
basic channel - bcd-1
sleep - jerusalem

Torn Curtain 09.28.2014 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
Seen/heard this one, brother TC?

Watch: Sharon Van Etten Covers Bruce Springsteen's "Drive All Night"

Great song, beautiful reading. As for Bruce's performances of it, I actually prefer a pre-River live take from July 7, 1978, in which he stuck it in the middle of "Backstreets".

Yes, beautiful cover indeed :)

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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
Speaking of —and Torn Curtain, I'm looking at you again :)— Wye Oak covered "Running Up That Hill" in concert. Since I know you dig Wasner live, well:

Watch: Wye Oak Cover Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill"

Thanks for this, nice cover too :)

sy2004 09.28.2014 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by evollove
^

What is this?

A band that sounds so much like SY, they decided to not try and hide it?

A tribute?

An insult?

A game called "Name That SY Riff?"


Just hear it and enjoy. I just wish SY made this themselves in 2014...

Bytor Peltor 09.30.2014 03:42 PM

This and it sounds fantastic!

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Originally Posted by stu666
http://tapewormstu.blogspot.co.uk/20...ower-2014.html

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

2014-08-30

Raw Power Weekender

The Dome
2 Dartmouth Park Hill
Tufnell Park
London NW5 1HL
United Kingdom

Line-up:

Makoto Kawabata – guitar/vocals
Atsushi Tsuyama – bass/recorder/vocals
Hiroshi Higashi – synthesizer/vocals
Mitsuru Tabata – guitar/vocals
Koji Shimura – drums/vocals

Setlist:

01 Intro
02 Chinese Flying Saucer
03 Benzaiten (feat. La Le Lo)
04 Pink Lady Lemonade (I Wanna Drink You) (feat. OM Riff)
05 Cometary Orbital Drive (missing last 5 minutes)

 


evollove 09.30.2014 04:40 PM

This year I've really gotten into Bush and this one seems to sit near the summit. Few would argue it's one of the best albums of the eighties, no?

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Rob Instigator 09.30.2014 04:44 PM

if you like bland singer songwriter crap, maybe.... ;)

chocolate_ladyland 09.30.2014 10:15 PM

Le1f - Wut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDo4SJU9hiM

Torn Curtain 10.01.2014 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Rob Instigator
if you like bland singer songwriter crap, maybe.... ;)

I'm wondering, do you like any female singer songwriter (you seem to diss a lot of them) ? :confused:

evollove 10.01.2014 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Rob Instigator
if you like bland singer songwriter crap, maybe.... ;)


You don't need the "bland." Calling Kate Bush a "singer songwriter" is insulting and dismissive enough. She's so much more.

Bytor Peltor 10.02.2014 03:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Torn Curtain
I'm wondering, do you like any female singer songwriter (you seem to diss a lot of them) ? :confused:


Unless her first name is, Kim......

krischanski 10.02.2014 06:33 AM

 

Rob Instigator 10.02.2014 08:41 AM

I rip on most singer-songwriters male or female. Just don't like them. Don't want to hear their poetic musings.

To each their own though. I love tons of crap you guys would hate for sure...

Savage Clone 10.02.2014 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by evollove
You don't need the "bland." Calling Kate Bush a "singer songwriter" is insulting and dismissive enough. She's so much more.



Indeed. I cannot stand her voice or her music personally, but I can recognize her as a rare true arts polymath. Writer, singer, producer, modern dancer, actor, soundtrack musician, instrumentalist.

I really hate this music, but she is an exceptional and multidimensional talent.


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