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    This week, I'm listening to a couple things that, as an American, I shouldn't have yet:

    "Dig, Lazarus, Dig" - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Some Grinderman added to the Seeds sound. Good.

    "Trouble in Dreams - Destroyer: Pretty much what you'd expect from Dan Bejar. So, if you like that kind of thing (which I do), it's very good.
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    I got Dig Lazarus Dig and Go Away White this morning.

    Go Away White is great but it just isn't 'Bauhaus'. It is a bit odd that they released it under that name in my opinion. After all this time and with such a different sound and feeling it seems totally out of place. On it's own merits it is a great album though.

    Just about to put Lazarus on now. I haven't had time to listen yet.
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2008
    I loved so many things about The Ghost Station (which Warren recently posted) that I was compelled to look at more of Kristen Roo's work.
    I am now listening through all the broadcasts he has up on Micro Radio.
    They come with short descriptions to set you up for what it is you're experiencing.

    I completely recommend it.

    Stolen right out of his bio:
    His sound and installation usually involves a translation, or change, from one state to another. Objects normally used to bring information in a particular way are repurposed, and reconstructed into new vibrating forms. These temporary structures hope to inspire infinite interpretations for the objects and spaces that make up the world around us.

    The Ghost Station - in case you missed it - is worth taking a look at and reading through the small number of entries describing it in the blog.
    An attempt to entice you that hopefully doesn't ruin it by pulling it out of its thoughtful context:
    So..let's assume for argument sake, that the natural world is dead in downtown Toronto, and lets also assume that infrasound did not exist in the pre-settler urban Toronto soundscape. Then, having assumed this, could the introduction of tactile sound be looked at as the sound created by the dead natural world--the ghosts and spirits?
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2008
    Younger Brother - Flock of Bleeps

    Put all the songs from Harmonix's Rock Band to 1s and 0s so I've got that too.
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2008 edited
    @Warren - John Barleycorn Reborn is absolutely superb stuff, innit? Great antidote for this folk devotee who was seriously disappointed by The Imagined Village; Dark Brittanica has such an evocative edge... you can really imagine yourself standing there as the Wicker Man goes up in flames... putting it on now...
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    Highlight of Dig Lazarus Dig so far: "Hiya Doug!"
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    ---assorted MP3s and Lastfm tracks of Fejd. Great dark nordic hard folk, I like it a lot. Also been listening to some of their metal incarnation PATHOS, but that isn't as good.
    ---June Tabor's At the Wood's Heart has gritty beauty to it.
    ---The Mountain Goats' Heretic Pride
    --- assorted "classic" Midnight Oil stuff

    Hoping to pick up the aforementioned John Barleycorn CD; it sounds quite promising. . . .
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2008
    @Howyadoin. The Cd came today. Wonderful stuff.
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    The Cd came today. Wonderful stuff.

    Outstanding news. I'll grab a copy ASAP.
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2008
    Currently acquiring Dig Lazarus Dig and Go Away White

    Just downloaded Ghosts I and will be listening to it shortly.

    The end of my 'new stuff' playlist has three mixes by Tacopunch from that mix thread, one by Malsain, If by Bread and more importantly the cover by Telly Savalas (thanks to Mer's post at Coilhouse, I've now listened to that song at least twice a day since), You And Me Against The World by Apoptygma Berzerk, and the same band's Kathy's Song EP (I love the VNV Nation mix like whoa and always have, but I only just got the rest of the EP today)
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2008
    Right now? "Without a Trace" by Soul Asylum.
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2008
    It's too fucking early in the morning but 7:30 to 9:00 was the only time the plumber could make it...

    listening to some Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey to wake up...
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2008
    nine inch nails - ghosts i-iv
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    Currently streaming from a kind colleagues shared folder:

    Triosk - The Headlight Serenade
    Lite - Filmlets

    Both previously unknown to me, and both pretty good.
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2008
    just downloaded the free first Ghosts collection by nin. eager to give that a listen. the online player is very aesthetically pleasing... in other words, "fly."

    also mostly also. The Field "From Here we Go Sublime" has been completely perfect.
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2008
    R.L. Burnside - I Wish I Was In Heaven Sittin' Down.

    It sounds like he's finally realizing that he's going to die. It's the first halfway sad RL album I've heard.
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    AFI-sing the sorrow ( i still dont think i like this album. but i got a free copy again, so im giving it a fair chance....again)
    MACHINE GUN ROMANTICS-everything so far...discography (gulf coast powerviolence, pre-INSECT WARFARE, just fucking skull bashingingly good)
    THE ASSISTANT-we'll make the paths by walking cd (technical emoviolence/metal/hardcore/punk/just-about-every-hard-diy-genre rolled together. they are all over the place, and super tight while doin it)
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2008
    boyfriend bought ghosts i-iv, so i'll try giving that a listen. or just throw it on my ipod. seems like it'd be good for nice little instrumental interludes between all the elvis costello (which i'm listening to a lot, as he's coming to town soon)
    also, just found a band from my homestate of tennessee called whitechapel.
    damn it all, they're a boring chuga-chuga metal band.
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    haha, yeah that WHITECHAPEL just came through here, i believe as support for DARKEST HOUR. i didnt go, as i dont think current era DH is worth the 15 or so dollars for a big show. see also: dealing with current era DH fans....