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  1.  (2613.1)
    So what are you listening to right now?

    New week's releases are up at - just choose a genre from left and click "magic mix" to stream excerpts from the new releases.
  2.  (2613.2)
    have been packing to move country, so been going through a bunch of old cd's o' mine...

    NIN - the fragile
    Old Man Gloom - Christmas
    Bojan Zulfikarpasic - Solobsession
    earthtone9 - arc'tan'gent

    but also new things along the lines of:

    Hellsongs - Hymns in the key of 666 (acousticy pop covers of metal songs, very awesome,
    off'tan'discord - People (available for free download here, have been scrobbling on lastfm's software to try and get the count up!)
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008 edited
     (2613.3) - Weekly Listening Thread muxtape for 160608 - password: piccadilly

    Feel free to fill that one out, and start a wlt160608b when it's full, if you'd like.

    Currently: Oneida - Preteen Weaponry. Track doesn't appear to be on their MySpace page, but the preview's in the above muxtape. I like the drumsmashbits.
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
    Plutonium 74 - Peittoalueen ulkopuolella
    Steve Reich - lotsa different recordings
    Scott Walker - 5 Easy Pieces
    Mogwai - Travel is Dangerous
    off'tan'discord - People (seriously, this is very, very good)

    Additionally some Stan Getz to take the edge off my nerves when needed.
    • CommentAuthormark barter
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008 edited
    Virgin in Oxford Street seem to be selling EVERY RECORD IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE for £5 each and I had one of those consumer blackouts where I come round to find a bag stuffed with:

    NME Classics (61 Classic Tracks from the history of NME) - £5 for the soundtrack of my life
    The Best Disco In Town - A Night To Remember, Young Hearts Run Free, I'm Every Woman, Cuba, Its Raining Men, Ain't Nobody, I mean, come on!
    Exile On Main Street - Shake Your Hips!
    Gold (Abba) - for the dancing queen in all of us. Yes, all of us.
    Fear of Music - the best album title ever
    Searching For The Young Soul Rebels - god, memories
    Debut - I would love to see the Bond film that Play Dead was the theme for

    As a result I have mainly been a dancing fool this week. God, it feels so good to give up any pretence of being cool or stylish.
  3.  (2613.6)
    @taphead - thank yooooou!

    the next one will be better ;)
  4.  (2613.7)

    still listening to UPSTAB, cant stop (clevo/japanese thrash)
    the BLACK PARADE, starring mychemicalromance as the BLACK PARADE
    USURP SYNAPSE-disinformation fix discography cd (emoviolence)
    SEX/VID- tania and nests eps (81 style HC)
    REALICIDE- various songs online ( electronic hardcore)
    LOVE SONGS- hot buns 45 (weird 80s style pop from this band of one thousand styles)
    ASSHOLEPARADE- student ghetto violence discography cd (gainesville 90s powerviolence/fastcore)

    annnnnd i found out one of my favorite bands of the past year (THE VICIOUS) broke up, but that they also have a new band already (MASS HYSTERI-yes, its spelled right). so now im on a desperate search for their stuff!
    • CommentAuthorbuzzorhowl
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
    I've been playing a few specific things over and over:

    THE SUNDAYS - Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic
    GRAF ORLOCK - Destination Time cassette (Malaysian release compiling their "Destination Time Tomorrow" EP and "Destination Time Yesterday" LP onto one release)
    THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM - Senor And The Queen
    SIGUR ROS - "Gobbledigook", which is the advance mp3 from their new album, plus "Takk..." and "Hvarf/Heim"
    ADORABLE - Footnotes 1992-1994

    Other than that, nothing's really been sticking with me. When I listen to my ipod on shuffle while walking to work, I find myself skipping at least half the tracks that come up. I don't know what the deal is. I'm sure it's just a passing phase, though.
  5.  (2613.9)
    Found via Piccadilly and purchased through eMusic...

    The Blessing's ALL IS YES and N.E.W.'s DEADEYE TRICKSTERS.

    These two albums may be anathema to most denizens here as they are (horrifying pause) JAZZ records...(I just lost most of you, didn't I...)

    The Blessing is made up of personnel from Portishead, Super Furry Animals, and some other groups...ALL IS YES is a punk-funk-jazz record along the lines of what John Lurie's Lounge Lizards were doing in NYC in the '80s. It's a good album, solid grooves and some blistering horn solos, but it doesn't transcend in the way the best of this genre does. I'm actually very curious about the cut "The Unnameable", available only as B-side to the physical 45 of their single "Bleach Cake", as the sample provided on Piccadilly sounded better than this entire album. Since it looks like it's cheaper to order Scroobius Pip's full album from Piccadilly than from Amazon (even WITH international shipping) I may toss a couple of 7-inches on the order while I'm at it...

    DEADEYE TRICKSTERS is a real gem, though. Just electric guitar, upright bass, and drums, all slamming into each other to create a monstrous wall of sound. Might be a little too "free" for some people, but it moves in and out...there are times when it sounds like all three instruments are being used as if they were percussion, and it just kills. (EDIT: for comparison, think James Blood Ulmer's No Wave recordings, or stuff by the Sonny Sharrock Trio, if you're even more obscure.)

    Still contemplating whether to pull down some Beach House dreampop tracks..."Gila" sounds nice, I'll probably give it a try. And the sample of "Triceratops" by HEALTH has me intrigued.
  6.  (2613.10)
    GRAF ORLOCK - Destination Time cassette (Malaysian release compiling their "Destination Time Tomorrow" EP and "Destination Time Yesterday" LP onto one release)
    whoa, thats cool. i hadnt heard about that.

    And the sample of "Triceratops" by HEALTH has me intrigued.

    health is radness.
    • CommentAuthorHarlotbug3
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
    Otto Von Schirach
    Who was just up in L.A.
    But in S.D. I chose to stay
    For the gas I wouldn't pay
  7.  (2613.12)
    Right now, listening to Arm's Way by Islands. Good god, is this overdone. It's very in-your-face with making sure you understand just how epic each song is.

    Also listenig to Songs in A&E by Spiritulized. Spaceman sounds like he's been dead for about 3 years. It's a great record.
    • CommentAuthorRobson
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
    Sparks, Angst In Your Pants - a birthday gift from a friend, making me think I need to dive into their long history for more. "I Predict" in particular is splendid
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 3-disc B-sides and rarities collection
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
    Took a bit of a punt last week and randomly bought two albums mentioned in previous listening threads. The new Autechre is a little beep beep for me at the moment. I was looking forward to finding instructions on how to listen to the album which apparently they include usually, but found none. Sign. The new Paavoharju is more manageable but coming fresh upon Finnish electro-folk is a learning curve.

    Aside from those, Los Angeles by Flying Lotus is the sound of L.A. at 3am one rainy night as I imagine it. Instantly accessible but lots of layers to dig into. Likewise Float by Peter Broderick is almost sublime. A core of light piano deftly orchestrated as required.

    Oh, and many loud things to balance these four out.
  8.  (2613.15)
    Rockabilly radio through iTunes radio here at work.

    The wife is big into DCFC so I have been catching up on their catalog. Not bad for a cute band from Seattle.

    On my own I've been playing oldies, Tricky, Blur and Geraldine Fibbers, mostly.
  9.  (2613.16)
    Richard Bliwas - Was Is

    Spacey loungey glitch-jazz songs - (has anyone coined "glitch-jazz" before?). Kinda like Robert Wyatt meets The Books with the next door neighbors listening to Sun Ra...
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008 edited
    I'll second the Sigur Rós - "Gobbledigook" option.

    And also Club 8, Suburban Kids With Biblical Names and the last !!! album.

    (edited to correct the spelling at the Sigur Rós' song's name; damn icelandic)
    • CommentAuthorjzellis
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
    Buddy Guy -- Man And The Blues, from 1968. Awesome.

    Coldplay -- Viva La Vida, Or Death And His Friends -- I know I'm going totally to hell for this, but on first listen, I really like this album. It's not as anonymous as their last one, and the Brian Eno involvement definitely helps.

    Okkervil River -- The Stage Names

    Ryan Adams -- Love Is Hell

    The music coming out of this generative music-writing app I'm developing in Processing. Sounds like Trentemoller.
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
    Just now - "In The Back Seat of a Stolen Car" by Icecream Hands
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
    Just got Dionysos's album La Mecanique du Coeur.

    Their single Tais Toi Mon Coeur is very catchy, and the video is gorgeous!