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    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007 edited
    What're you listening to this week?

    For the last 24 hrs I have mostly been listening to MONO & World End's Girlfriend (the "Palmless Prayer/Mass Murder Refrain" EP) and The Octopus Project/Black Moth Super Rainbow collaboration THE HOUSE OF APPLES AND EYEBALLS.

    Also, the new Monday releases are up at Piccadilly - click a genre on the left and then scroll down a bit for the Magic Mix, which'll load a playlist of clips from the new releases into your music player.
    • CommentAuthoreggzoomin
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
    This morning... Michael McDonald's "Best Of" and also MM and Donald Fagen with the New York Rock And Soul Revue live. This covers my Steely Dan/ Doobie Brothers jones nicely.
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
    This morning I'm shuffling a playlist of 2007 releases to try to wrap my head around what has been a colossally awesome year for music. Later it will probably devolve into some of my current favorites such as Seabear and Burial.
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
    I've been letting roll for the past two weeks straight. There's plenty of stuff that would otherwise never see the light of day and is generally of a pretty high standard.
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
    I've been listening to Fair to Midland's Fables from the mayfly. a strange but damn fine record
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    Cleaning to the sounds of Chicago's Chiptunes/IDM/Gangsta master Saskrotch
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
    new music: Pinch's "underwater dancehall"

    old music: after hearing Henryk Górecki's Sonata for Two Violins, op. 10 (1957) live, someone suggested his third symphony: "The text is a prayer scratched on the wall of a Gestapo cell by an eighteen-year-old Polish girl seeking the protection of the Queen of Heaven."

    that was a little too heavy for sunday morning.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
    After a weird, tiring adventure last night, I'm taking it easy with some Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Beethoven's Last night). Later on I think I'll be in the mood for Bloc Party.
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    FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND-casually dressed and deep in conversation.
    yes i am in a poppy, whiny music mood.
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
    I dig Mono, but they still reside in the one-CD-is-enough-for-me category, even though I quite enjoy it. Likely on my next post-rock binge I'll get some more, and I still need to pick up some Mogwai.

    This week I'm trying out a bunch of folk type stuff, getting recommendations on another board for stuff like Empyrium, early Ulver, Tenhi, Nest, and October Falls. Right now I'm listening to Forest, some half-psychedelic folk from the 60s.

    Also Electric Wizard, Neurosis, and Agalloch are likely to be filling me ears when I need more loud for this season. And of course some Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
    ...and I still need to pick up some Mogwai.

    Do that now! I completely agree with you on Mono, but Mogwai are far better in my mind. "Happy Songs For Happy People" remains my favorite of theirs, but each of their albums has its own advantages.
    • CommentAuthorMusiM
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
    I've been listening to my friend Stretch's bands and
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    I've been listening to a lot of "holiday" music in an attempt to make some kind of CD to play in public (at my bookstore job) that will not make my ears bleed (like Bing Crosby singing about the Devil or "Piano Jazz Christmas" ::shudder::). Not enough punks or goths make good seasonal music :-). And I'm using Rhapsody as my main resource and, well, it seems to lack a lot. A LOT.

    So, mostly finding baroque stuff, some Irish tunes, and some odds and ends. Also hunting for Chanukah and Yule/Solstice-inspired music too. I am not a Christmas fan, but my Jewish wife has been fascinated with it since the first year we went to my Mom's for the holiday, so we sorta celebrate most of the seasonal holidays (in our own whacked fashion), mostly through ongoing gift exchange. It's a good excuse to buy each other CDs, DVDs, games, trinkets, clothes we would not buy ourselves, and weird stuff.

    After that, listened to a bit of Garmarna, Midnight Oil, Flogging Molly, Broadside Electric, Boiled in Lead, and Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band to get squacky carols out of my head. . . .
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2007
    Eh, just my Pandora stations; lately it's been the one that I fed Depeche Mode and the Cure and some My Chemical Romance and Marilyn Manson and I don't remember what all. I've been in a mood, haven't I.

    What's interesting, sort of, is that Pandora has apparently decreed this station must, WITHOUT FAIL, play "Living Dead Girl" by Rob Zombie no less than once a day. No other song has had that honor. I can nearly set my watch by it.

    Don't get me wrong, I actually like the song a lot. It's just odd that it does that, and with that specific song. Apparently it has decided it is the perfect song for me to listen to. Fair enough, I guess.

    I was going to share the channel here, but hell if I can figure out how. I'm R. Francis Smith, the station's called goth, do whatever.

    I just fired it up and it played "Love My Way" by Psychedelic Furs at me. Takes me back.
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    The Builders and the Butchers, who sound like rock and roll invented in the South during the Great Depression. Funeral folk and burial blues. Had them on loop while I did the write-up of their debut for the Best Portland Albums 2007 in a paper there. Such a fucking awesome band, even when you can't watch as they yell into bullhorns, throw toy instruments into the audience and walk out of the venue as they play their closing song. (Listen to "When It Rains" and "Bottom of the Lake.")

    Bottom of the Lake

    Jason Webley, that mad half-drowned accordion-playing fool from Seattle.

    The upcoming debut from Portland's Per Se. Quirky, charming, lovely little pop songs. "Adelaide" features lines that start with the final word of the previous line. "Adelaide sits and eats her fries and shake/ But she can't shake the thought that astronauts are watching her with eyes of blue./ Blue as ice that will encase the next Ice Age/ And ages later tapes and microfiche are all that's left of me and you."

    Loch Lomond. Gorgeous, towering chamber folk. (The MySpace tracks are my least favorite, but here's a radio show they did that includes most of my favorites.)

    Stripe II
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2007 edited
    It was Catherine Wheel's Ferment this morning, Primus' Frizzle Fry in the afternoon and now In Slaughter Natives' Sancrosancts Bleed at midnight. (limited intake due to a long work day, sleeping from sickness and deciphering legal documents. AHHH!!!)
    • CommentAuthorchezlyons
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
    I've been listening to Michael Dracula, thanks to Mr. Ellis. Check them out.
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
    Cycles compilation from Camomille Music. Their hundredth release so 3CDs worth of choice cuts from the previous 99.

    Also Elect The Dead from Serj Tankian
    • CommentAuthorbiglig
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
    A huge pile of stuff from the WMFU Blog, which appears to all be unlistenable so far, although Thomas Steven Smith's album "Fresh Start" might be bad enough to enjoy.

    Also I have re-enabled my Christmas songs playlist, but not played it yet. I was reminded to do this when I accidentally listened to the Radio 1 chart show, which now it includes downloads seems to entirely consist of Slade and Wizzard and Paul McCartney and so on. "Long Tail" effects in action.

    Heh, there might be a new thread in that, actually...
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
    Sense from Nonsense has been the only local thing that's captured my attention lately, though I'm having some trouble tracking down an EP.

    Residents, Gong, a bit of In the Woods and some Italian black metal. Oh, and Renaldo and the Loaf, who are apparently experiencing some kind of resurgence.