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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008 edited
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    Oops, forgot to put one of these up this morning. What's everyone listening to this week?

    Well, at least the new releases are already up at http://www.piccadillyrecords.com ( pick the genre off the left and click "magic mix"), which is one of Warren's favorites, but I've been meaning to ask: have you found other good places to get a good listen to the week's new releases?
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      CommentAuthorGreg SBB!
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    The Los Campesinos! album is out this week. I imagine I'll be spending a large amount of time with that.
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    Last night's show (I listen to it on & off all week):

    Smoke & Mirrors - 2/24/08
    KEUL 88.9 Girdwood, Alaska

    Ali Farka Toure/Ry Cooder - Dairaby

    Portishead - All Mine (Roseland NYC)
    Guillermo E. Brown - If We Can Ever Find A Way
    Ursula 1000 - Ram Balram (Bombay 2:Electric Vindaloo)
    Nomo - Nu Tones
    Mulatu Astatqe - Metche Dershe
    Frank Zappa - Little Umbrellas
    Anakronic Electro Orkestra - Terk in America

    Alamaailman Vasarat - Helmi Otsalla
    Lounge Lizards - Yak
    David Byrne/Brian Eno - The Jezebel Spirit
    Jaga Jazzist - Airborne
    Fred Frith/Ferdinand Richard - Riche et Mysterieux
    HUMI (Hugh Hopper/Yumi Hara Cankwell) - Shiranui
    Pram - Salt & Sand

    Nick Bartsch's Ronin - Modul 45
    Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic - Beat of the Mesozoic - Pt 1 (Iridium Controversy)
    Sinestetici - Ideal Chameleon
    Pyrolator - Die Hangebrukenbauer
    The Books - If Not Now Whenever
    David Bowie - What In The World
    Wimme - Old Fox
    Court of Hidden Faces - Serenity Weather (except)
    Art Zoyd - Haxan (pt 3)
    Dr Mint - Gathering

    Creation Rebel - Space Movement Section 6
    Secret Archives of The Vatican - The Walls of Byzantium
    Jah Wobble/Evan Parker - Full On
    Big Satan - Rampe
    Frank Zappa - The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbeque
    Saws - Return to Whatever
    Malaka - Because They Believed in the Movement of The Earth
    Laika - Sugar Daddy
    Creative Playthings (Brad Laner) - iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
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      CommentAuthorTed
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    Pretty slow week for me - I've been completely fixated on Ben Folds' Songs for Silverman, which I got over the weekend.

    I love Ben Folds, and have found the album to be one of the most engrossing in a long time.
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    Muslimgauze - Blue Mosque

    Muslimgauze - Abu Nidal

    Scott Walker - The Drift
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    Today:

    22 Going on 23 - Butthole Surfers

    Moving Away From The Pulsebeat - Buzzcocks

    Sleeping Gas - Teardrop Explodes

    And LPs by the Brazilian band Último Número.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    J. G. Thirwell, "Ectopia"
    Inspired to purchase after listening to the great soundtrack work he does for "The Venture Brothers", although everyone's too polite to call him "Mr. Foetus". Yes, it does sound like Johnny Quest music on acid; that's the whole point.

    Aril Brikha: "Ex Machina"
    Impulse buy from a link of a link of a link on i-Tunes. Good old fashioned melodic techno album. Enough beat to keep things moving, enough songwriting to keep things interesting. Reminds me a lot of Carl Craig's "Landcruising" LP; sounds like a album of instrumental music that someone thought through rather than just a collection mash of intended singles.
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    The new Goldfrapp makes me want to crank up some Huey Lewis & The News and take an axe to Jared Leto.

    Actually, I kinda want to do that anyway, but the new Goldfrapp gives me SPECIAL ANGER.
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
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    The new Black Keys album.

    Believe it.
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
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    E Nomine's first album, Das Testament (currently listening to the original version, haven't got the new version yet) notable for the one of their songs people who don't listen to them are likely to have heard, Vater Unser. Their particular brand of electronica, what they call 'Monumental Dance', is especially awesome and I'm sad no-one else has tried to do something in the same vein.

    and Gamma Ray's first album (I dunno how this happens), Heading for Tomorrow.

    And.... Uhm... Apoptygma Berzerk's second album, 7. I dunno where that came from, sorry.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
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    I somehow got an album called "Tamburitza! From the Balkans To America: 1910-1950". I just popped the first disc in and I think this will be my music for a good portion of the week.

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      CommentAuthorm1k3y
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
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    trying Lupe Fiasco on for size.

    i generally get bored pretty quick of the urban stuff (Kanye, JayZ, etc), but i heard Kick, Push the other day and found it fascinating.

    in contrast, i dig the urban super-producer bands.. N.E.R.D for example
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      CommentAuthorm1k3y
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
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    @ nigredo
    Muslimgauze - Blue Mosque
    Muslimgauze - Abu Nidal
    Scott Walker - The Drift


    oh, nice! it's remiss of me not to have tracked down some Muslimgauze. must correct that.

    Scott Walker is freaking brilliant!
    • CommentAuthorabkosher
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2008 edited
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    The Fricara Pacchu CD arrived today (thank you Warren, Whitechapel Radio and the Finnish Lal Lal Lal label) and my 3 yr old son Sol and I listened to it while we showered. He decided that it was too scary, so we took it off. I've been pretty sick, so I haven't listened to much this week, so this is more of an intention-to-listen post. Very scary psych. Still waiting for my Fonal order to come.

    I did get a CD by Keak da Sneak and I'm kind of converted to this hyphy Bay Area thug sound. For pointers in the right direction on this sound, check The Nation of Thizzlam. I heard "That Go" on a skate video on You Tube and that hooked me.

    I'm all over the map. Picked up the Cranes' Wings of Joy again for "Tomorrow's Tears."

    The new Big Sleep album on Frenchkiss arrived today too, but again, I haven't listened to it yet. I loved the last one. Artful, loud and pretty all at the same time (and not in a metal opera sort of way, much more raw).

    I got a tracklisting up for that mix I posted a week or two back. Check it here. I'll likely post it over on the SXSW thread too. I hope nobody minds.
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    Thoroughly enjoying Made in the Dark by Hot Chip. They've really hit their stride now. And I finally got my vinyl copy of Moog Acid by Jean Jaques-Perrey and Luke Vibert, and that gives me a surplus of boners.

    Still digging the HEALTH album, too.
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2008 edited
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    @m1k3y
    oh, nice! it's remiss of me not to have tracked down some Muslimgauze. must correct that
    Scott Walker is freaking brilliant!


    yeah, i wasn't expecting to enjoy the drift as much when i got it. very impressive record.

    be sure to listen to muslimgauze samples before you get any records. he released an awful lot of them and they vary significantly in quality and style.
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    Still digging the HEALTH album, too.

    did you check out NETZEAH yet? they dont really sound the same, but they play shows together and they are reallllllly good. i get to see them again on friday too-yay!

    but today:
    FALL SILENT-superstructure
    CONVERGE-forever comes crashing
    its a metalcore morning for me.
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    @ Paul Sizer

    Foetus love. Last night I got back from Smiths/Brit Trash night at the bar and we made late night Eggy tacos to my computer spitting out anything Foetus related on random. I really enjoyed Love (the last album proper) and Damp (odds and sods collection) but have yet to hear Vein (the newest remix album)

    Other than Foetus, I played a show in Ann Arbor, MI last weekend and I'm working through a pile of tough as razors midwest music I traded releases for by the likes of Traits, SystemofAdon, Xrin Arms, Metal Babble, Baconhanger, and The Morningside Excursion
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2008
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    Trouble - Psalm 9

    Cathedral - The Garden of Unearthly Delights

    Autechre - Quaristice
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2008
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    Hüsker Dü - "Celebrated Summer"

    Man, I can still remember how powerfully that hit me the first time I heard it - in the summer of '85, which was definitely not one to be celebrated.