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  1.  (1440.1)
    So what are you listening to right now?

    New week's releases are up at http://www.piccadillyrecords.com at some point today, if they're not already - just choose a genre from left and click "magic mix" to stream excerpts from the new releases.

    I'm liking the Los Campesinos album a lot more than I expected to.
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008
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    I've been listening to the new Portishead. There's some strange bit of video game resonance in there -- like it wants, at times, to be the soundtrack to running down rendered cement corridors. Which is a little weird, but not entirely unpleasant. It does sound, in places, like music that was saran wrapped ten years ago and has started to freezer burn at the edges. There's a... it's not exactly stale, that's not it, but some of the dissonance makes it lose flavor.

    On the first two or three listens it's an album that triggers the feeling of fast movement in a heavy fog or repeated backgrounds -- thinking you're going forward but with no frame of reference it could just be circles. After a few replays, it's a bit like the foghorns I hear in the mornings -- there's nothing new to the sounds of warning and calling out for something you can't quite see, but it's a familiar comfort, too. It'll be good background music for some of those strings of nights that start to blur together.
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    @Ariana
    Sounds like my kind of album. I didn't realize the thing leaked...
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008
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    I didn't realize the thing leaked...
    Haha, crap, neither did I. Ahem. Well, then, we'll just call that an advanced review.
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    I hope that isn't the RIAA landing a helicopter on your roof. ;)
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008
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    Adam Rogers Quintet - Allegory
    • CommentAuthorradian
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008
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    Didn't make it to the record store today, due to queuing at the PO to post my own records off to the distributor, so no shiny new CDs.

    Here's what last.fm has me down as listneing to for the last week.
    The Fiery Furnaces, Earth, Big Black, M.I.A., The Locust, The Decemberists, Idlewild,
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    saw TOTALLY MICHAEL last night in a basement. dancey one man keyboard synth thats tongue in cheek without being toooo cheesy. also the drug addled polka punk of HAUNTED COLOGNE. they had a song called "johnny the homicidal maniac? that's some tight ass shit."

    havent listened to anything recorded since that.
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    Right now, I am listening to Another Music in a Different Kitchen by Buzzcocks. Later, perhaps, my choice could be Haus der Luege by Einsturzende Neubauten (or perhaps Tabula Rasa).
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      CommentAuthorrfrancis
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008
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    The first volume of Ghosts by NIN. I haven't ponied up for the other volumes yet mostly out of laziness; it's on my todo list. Haven't decided whether to purchase the CDs or the downloads only yet.
    • CommentAuthordeadhuman
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008
     (1440.11)
    Orchid's Dance tonight revolution tomorow.
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    Orchid's Dance tonight revolution tomorow.


    amazing 10"-finally someone else on here down for some emoviolence!
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008
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    the dreaming - etched in blood. (pop-emo-metal with the former lead singer of stabbing westward)

    blame my boyfriend, he took me to see them play a bar in a scary backwoods college town.

    goddamned catchy is what it is.
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      CommentAuthorDebacle Sam
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008 edited
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    caught Religious Knives at a house show in Seattle this weekend and I have been jamming their new one Brooklyn After Dark a bunch, just awesome garagenoisedub band.
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    Right now, Madvillain's excellent Madvillainy...

    I discovered "Fuck Buttons" today, I've only heard the two tracks available on their myspace page, but I'll definitely buy the album if I manage to find it here. Noise, drones, nice melodies, and people screaming in electronic toys. Me like a lot :).

    Apart from that today : an old Love & Rockets compilation, Dälek and Carter USM's 1992 album...
  8.  (1440.16)
    Currently playing a Mediaeval Baebes playlist I made, earlier Ghosts I-IV by NiN, a playlist of Freezepop songs and The Planets by Holst, performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

    @oscillateur

    I haven't heard Carter's 1992: The Love Album in over ten years... It's just sat there on vinyl doing nothing because I don't have a record player. I still remember saving paper-round money in time for the release aged 13.

    I think I need to fire up bittorrent and reacquaint myself...

    p.s. The BPI can't touch me for it seeing as I have a proper copy... I'm guessing. Well, hoping. Ah, fuck it. Who cares...
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    alwayscrashing : tell me if you don't find the Carter albums, I've got all of them in CD and could rip them for you if needed (david at myloginnamehere dot com)... :)
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    Thanks for the offer, I'm downloading from Mininova now. I'd already grabbed the earlier ones online and Post Historic Monster onwards I bought on CD.

    The internet really does have everything if you look.... :D (Apart from the album Through The K-Hole by Wayne G and Stuart Who anyway)
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      CommentAuthorkahavi
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008
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    I'm listening to the wonderful mixes that were presented at the DJ/mixtape thread. Currently Winamp is blasting King Megatrip's Accidents Will Happen remix, which is all sorts of amazing.

    Another new audio-obsession is The Beatles' Eleanor Rigby. I think I've had it on repeat in my CD player for a day or two now, and I'm still not bored with it.

    As for albums, Dr John's Gris Gris is the flavour of the week, with a side of L'arc~en~ciel's ark thrown in the mix.
    • CommentAuthorMidweeker
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008 edited
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    I listened to the first half of the MGMT album, Oracular Spectacular, 'cos I really like the bouncy Time To Pretend, but I'm not immediately struck by the rest of it. Were I the type to download, I might be about to listen to the Portishead album.
    I've also been listening to lots of Eels, having been prompted to dig out all of their albums by the wonderful B-Sides and Rareties album that came out a few weeks back. God, E's an incredible songwriter. It's amazing how much better he becomes when you're in the middle of a painfully protracted break-up...