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Without [music] Life Would Be An Error

VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
edited February 2016 in Debate and/or Discourse
If you've arrived here by mistake, do not be alarmed by the noises coming out of this thread.

If you've arrived here on purpose, you know that this is where we talk about music, what we're currently listening to, what we're anticipating, concerts, etc.

It is not a place to judge fellow posters for their taste in music. If you're not here to share or discover music, the door is that way.

(Seriously, this thread was only allowed to be created on the condition that we can talk about music without being dicks to each other.)

I'll start.

2015 was one of the best years for new music I can remember and, while there has never been a shortage of totally righteous women making mind bending music, I wanted to highlight their releases in particular:

Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer



Mourn - Mourn



Torres - Sprinter



Tropic of Cancer - Stop Suffering



Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again



Hinds - Leave Me Alone (technically a 2016 release but whatevs)



What are you listening to?

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    I am listening to this:



    (Also The Life of Pablo because, well, gotta form an opinion on it - so far, I like a lot of parts of it, but it is pretty disjointed - so overall.. undecided!)

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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    in non straight up techno Keela's new EP is p great, nice footwork production with some really catchy vox

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  • VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited February 2016
    heard this for the first time this weekend, thanks to @Casual Eddy


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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    vanguard wants free jazz which is great because i've been OBSESSED with this album for the last couple of weeks



    i've pretty much only listened to mozart and post blue note herbie for the last like month and a half

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  • VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2016
    I also wanted to talk about the new Animal Collective album. More specifically this song. It might be the catchiest shit they've ever written.



    Best YT comment on it:
    This entire album sounds like an acid infused inter-dimensional transmission of Nickelodeon music from the 90s.

    True fax

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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    that mwandishi album was a total eye opener. i grew up playing jazz guitar, but i was pretty much a blue note era only guy, outside of the first headhunters album.

    then i put that on a few weeks ago and was absolutely blown away by it. it's one of the best albums i've ever heard, but it took me going to way deep into techno to be able to have the vantage point to appreciate it. and then two albums later (sextant) he opens the album up with a crazy arp 2600 sequence and i'm just like

    you and me, herbie. you and fuckin me dude.

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  • descdesc said baby boy you’re only funky as your last cut Registered User regular
    I listened to a music once and I'm still humming to this day

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  • VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    desc wrote: »
    I listened to a music once and I'm still humming to this day

    Music: not even once.

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  • RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    edited February 2016
    Recently discovered "Electro Swing"


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    RT800 wrote: »
    Recently discovered "Electro Swing"

    Then I can recommend Parov Stelar a whole lot.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    dont do techno kids or ull end up like this

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  • EtiowsaEtiowsa Registered User regular
    I recently discovered the internet! Which is a terrible name for a band, but still.

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  • VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular


    kind of an american morissey is how i would describe the vocals

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  • KaputaKaputa Registered User regular
    Been in hip hop mode today. These two albums are both pretty old school (95), but I hadn't listened them until a few days ago, and both are great:



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  • KaputaKaputa Registered User regular
    edited February 2016
    @Podly that Herbie Hancock album is amazing. I've listened to a little of his earlier work (and some of the stuff he did with Miles Davis) but haven't explored him enough; thanks for the recommendation.

    As someone with a deep love of electronic music, I'm curious what artists or trends in that genre you regard as having helped you appreciate Mwandishi?

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  • Panda4YouPanda4You Registered User regular

    "In this discussion of copyright it's actually appropriate to call it theft:
    This music is being (preemptively) removed from the public domain; it's being stolen from the people."

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  • y2jake215y2jake215 certified Flat Birther theorist the Last Good Boy onlineRegistered User regular
    i have been really into unknown mortal orchestra lately





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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited February 2016
    In the last year I've bought a whole lot of hard to define stuff that I mostly call "ambient electronic". Makes for great background music for programming.

    This Poordream song remixed by Zinovia is one of my favorites right now.



    And for good measure, here's one by Zinovia.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    edited February 2016
    So should I feel bad that I like the new Macklemore & Ryan Lewis album?

    Every time I go look at reviews, they are very mixed. I know it's their sophomore effort and they have some damned high expectations, but I really like the soul searching, introspective stuff.. Mostly because that's what they did a lot of on The Heist, so this isn't anything new.

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  • KaputaKaputa Registered User regular
    edited February 2016
    Apparently Autechre released "AE Live" last fall, a selection of four hours worth of shows they did in 2014. Autechre is probably still my favorite musical group of all time; I saw them perform last October and it was a pretty amazing experience. Here's one of the four recordings:



    So far this one is a bit more structured than the show I went to, which got pretty close to "sound experiment" territory at times. Great stuff if you like their more recent work, though.

    edit - what happens a little past 34:30 is genius

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  • MsAnthropyMsAnthropy Our Lady of Perpetual Mazes The CageRegistered User regular
    edited February 2016
    I went and saw The Ghost Ease last night. They were good.

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  • JamesGoblinJamesGoblin Green Menace HarareRegistered User regular
    My 2015 was the year of discovering couple lovely childish murderers. Judge for yourself:



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    The Tiger Lillies are a bit... special.

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  • valiancevaliance Registered User regular
    edited March 2016
    not at all new, but new to me:
    can't stop playing this track

    Portishead - Glory box (Roseland NYC)


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  • KaputaKaputa Registered User regular
    This album made for an enjoyably laid back morning (French hip hop, largely though not entirely instrumental) :

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited March 2016
    Every now and then I'm in the mood for some rhythmic noise. I like Pneumatic Detach's use of electric guitars.

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    It's interesting, it seems to me like the 80s revivalism of the previous decade's underground/independent scenes (see: Interpol, Bloc Party, The Rapture, anything tagged as "chillwave", even Arcade Fire cribbed from Talking Heads) has moved into the mainstream (see: Taylor Swift, Icona Pop, the 1975) and the underground is now in full-on 90s revival mode (see: Courtney Barnett, Speedy Ortiz and all their garage punk peers, the return of Midwest-style emo, every single shoegaze and alt band announcing a reunion tour). Where will independent music go after 90s revival?

    This is a fun time for me as a big fan of guitar rock with heavy distortion and catchy riffs. The bands I love from the mid-80s-to-mid-90s (My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr, Smashing Pumpkins, etc etc etc) are all either making comebacks or there are scores of young bands ripping them off. It's fun but also frustrating because it doesn't really feel like there is a lot of progress being made in the name of independent rock music. Oh, your band sounds like The Cure mixed with Slowdive mixed with Veruca Salt? That's awesome, that sounds totally up my alley, I'm glad so many young bands are making music aimed directly at my pleasure centers, but... who is the next Cure or Slowdive? You know, a band that's not without its own influences (obviously nothing is ever completely new) but is bringing some sort of unique vision to the table?

    I realize that music doesn't necessarily need to be progressive in order to be good, but I can only handle so many hot new takes on shoegaze before I start getting bored.

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    I'm enjoying some of that 90s grunge revival, but a lot of "indie" (if you want to use the label) bands are still kicking that latter-day new wave synth stuff. I mean, the last couple rounds of every indie artist or band I listen to was a whole lot of keyboards and such being added to the mix. Plus the relatively booming popularity of bands like Chvrches and I guess Grimes could count.

    Anyway, bring on the fuzz guitars!

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  • Jubal77Jubal77 Registered User regular
    edited March 2016


    Tomahawk. God hates a coward.

    Mike Patton. Punky Supergroup. Native American themes. I would recommend Anonymous (album) to anyone that my be interested.

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  • VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    It's interesting, it seems to me like the 80s revivalism of the previous decade's underground/independent scenes (see: Interpol, Bloc Party, The Rapture, anything tagged as "chillwave", even Arcade Fire cribbed from Talking Heads) has moved into the mainstream (see: Taylor Swift, Icona Pop, the 1975) and the underground is now in full-on 90s revival mode (see: Courtney Barnett, Speedy Ortiz and all their garage punk peers, the return of Midwest-style emo, every single shoegaze and alt band announcing a reunion tour). Where will independent music go after 90s revival?

    This is a fun time for me as a big fan of guitar rock with heavy distortion and catchy riffs. The bands I love from the mid-80s-to-mid-90s (My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr, Smashing Pumpkins, etc etc etc) are all either making comebacks or there are scores of young bands ripping them off. It's fun but also frustrating because it doesn't really feel like there is a lot of progress being made in the name of independent rock music. Oh, your band sounds like The Cure mixed with Slowdive mixed with Veruca Salt? That's awesome, that sounds totally up my alley, I'm glad so many young bands are making music aimed directly at my pleasure centers, but... who is the next Cure or Slowdive? You know, a band that's not without its own influences (obviously nothing is ever completely new) but is bringing some sort of unique vision to the table?

    I realize that music doesn't necessarily need to be progressive in order to be good, but I can only handle so many hot new takes on shoegaze before I start getting bored.

    I don't think independent music works like this anymore. Like, in the 70s, 80s, and 90s we had regional, incredibly small scenes usually centered around colleges and labels. Post 2000 that model began to unravel for a lot reasons (easy access to recording tech, easier mass distro networks to name a few). I think what's happening now is that because there is such a volume of music being made it can be difficult to wade through it all, especially because no single source covers the extent of what's happening. This causes people to find clusters of artists they like, which is why it can seem like every indie rock outfit is cribbing from the same influences.

    I would recommend taking a look outside the genre a bit as there is a ton of great music being made that doesn't fit into this flavor of indie rock.

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  • Panda4YouPanda4You Registered User regular
    edited March 2016
    I know I'm ~5 years too late, and probably ~15 years too old, but damn if Kitty wasn't the shit back in the day! This is probably not 100% kosher rap if you're wearing your "I know about lyrical flow!" fedora, but she just has the goddamn chillest beats and I love the trashy highschool vibe that comes off in the songs! :D Tracks like M0rgan Stop, Second Life and Give Me Scabies are such great hits.

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  • VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    To follow up my last post tho, Ought is one of the bands that strikes me as pretty different from their peers. They're pulling pretty heavily from Television, mid-80s Sonic Youth, and Joy Division but the presentation is so unlike most things I hear happening in this space.

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    Vanguard wrote: »
    It's interesting, it seems to me like the 80s revivalism of the previous decade's underground/independent scenes (see: Interpol, Bloc Party, The Rapture, anything tagged as "chillwave", even Arcade Fire cribbed from Talking Heads) has moved into the mainstream (see: Taylor Swift, Icona Pop, the 1975) and the underground is now in full-on 90s revival mode (see: Courtney Barnett, Speedy Ortiz and all their garage punk peers, the return of Midwest-style emo, every single shoegaze and alt band announcing a reunion tour). Where will independent music go after 90s revival?

    This is a fun time for me as a big fan of guitar rock with heavy distortion and catchy riffs. The bands I love from the mid-80s-to-mid-90s (My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr, Smashing Pumpkins, etc etc etc) are all either making comebacks or there are scores of young bands ripping them off. It's fun but also frustrating because it doesn't really feel like there is a lot of progress being made in the name of independent rock music. Oh, your band sounds like The Cure mixed with Slowdive mixed with Veruca Salt? That's awesome, that sounds totally up my alley, I'm glad so many young bands are making music aimed directly at my pleasure centers, but... who is the next Cure or Slowdive? You know, a band that's not without its own influences (obviously nothing is ever completely new) but is bringing some sort of unique vision to the table?

    I realize that music doesn't necessarily need to be progressive in order to be good, but I can only handle so many hot new takes on shoegaze before I start getting bored.

    I don't think independent music works like this anymore. Like, in the 70s, 80s, and 90s we had regional, incredibly small scenes usually centered around colleges and labels. Post 2000 that model began to unravel for a lot reasons (easy access to recording tech, easier mass distro networks to name a few). I think what's happening now is that because there is such a volume of music being made it can be difficult to wade through it all, especially because no single source covers the extent of what's happening. This causes people to find clusters of artists they like, which is why it can seem like every indie rock outfit is cribbing from the same influences.

    I would recommend taking a look outside the genre a bit as there is a ton of great music being made that doesn't fit into this flavor of indie rock.

    Oh yeah, I definitely agree that there is a lot of innovative, wonderful music being made in various genres and it's never been easier to access it. My point was just that guitar rock specifically is having a bit of a moment right now, which is exciting on the one hand but also feels a bit regressive in execution.

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  • metaghostmetaghost Registered User regular
    New Three Trapped Tigers dropping April 1 (oh boy oh boy oh boy)

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    New Hiromi also coming out April 1st (although the only new track released so far has an interview over top of it unfortunately)


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  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    idk if rap battles are considered music so much as- idk, performance, whatever. they're kind of musical? this thread caught my eye because i recently rewatched one of the more popular battles on the internet:



    reed dollaz kills here and i just wanted to tell a story: i grew up in pretty rough areas, was a pretty adversarial little shit of a kid and teenager. but i met this guy once (in totally friendly circumstances) and despite him being a real small guy he is just scary. just this little guy giving off the most menacing feeling. that's often part of hip hop cachet, but it seems to really come through in rap battles and influence the feel of the performance.

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    This is pure distilled rose colored glasses squared (Vanilla WoW players might understand):

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  • miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular


    i haven't been able to watch this all the way through, it's just too cool

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    And out of nowhere comes the Neko Case, kd lang, Laura Veirs team-up that I never even dared want.

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