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    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2008 edited
    What're you listening to?

    New week's releases are up at - just choose a genre from left and click "magic mix" to stream excerpts from the new releases.

    Ariana usually swings by Largehearted Boy's Try it before you buy it posts on Tuesday mornings, too.

    Commence playlist speakage.
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2008
    Been listening to a slew of 70s Italian and other prog and avant rock recently:

    Alusa Fallax - Intorno Alla Mia Cattiva Educazione

    Il Balletto di Bronzo - Ys

    Biglietto Per l'Inferno - Biglietto Per l'Inferno

    Museo Rosenbach - Zarathustra

    Le Orme - Felona e Sorona

    Le Orme - Contrappunti

    Osanna - Palepoli

    Premiata Forneria Marconi [P.F.M.] - Per Un Amico

    Premiata Forneria Marconi [P.F.M.] - Storia di un Minuto

    Semiramis - Dedicato a Frazz

    Cathedral - Stained Glass Stories

    Area - Caution Radiation Area

    Pierrot Lunaire - Gudrun

    Agitation Free - Malesch

    Nurse With Wound - Chance Meeting On A Dissecting Table


    Perrey & Kingsley - The In Sound From Way Out!

    Jean-Jacques Perrey & Luke Vibert - Moog Acid

    Dennis Coffey Trio - Hair and Thangs

    Gabor Szabo - Spellbinder

    Medeski Martin & Wood - Zaebos: Book Of Angels Vol. 11

    Stereolab & Nurse With Wound - Simple Headphone Mind

    Earthless - Rhythms From a Cosmic Sky
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    I've been noticing a lot of bands I listen to are either citing Sisters of Mercy as an influence or outright covering their songs, but I've no idea where to start. What I've heard so far has been enjoyable.
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2008
    FIRST AND LAST AND ALWAYS and FLOODLAND are great albums.
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    @nigredo Thanks, I'll look into those.
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    @ Nigredo and JShilpetsky

    Personally, I'd prefer the singles collection "Some Girls Wander by Mistake" and "A Slight Case of Overbombing", but it's only a personal choice...
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    Listening these days:

    - "The Gospel Comes To New Guinea" (this is a great album title, isn't it?) - 23 Skidoo
    - "Under the Skin" - Ice
    - "Figure 8" - Elliott Smith
    - "Lonely is an Eyesore"- The historical 4AD collective album
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    Maybe a compilation / best-of would be a better place to start, at least for an initial taste. If I like what I hear I'll end up listening to everything anyway. Thanks.
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    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2008
    Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys

    Paul's Boutique by the Beastie Boys, Odelay by Beck (yeah, in a bit of a Dust Brothers mood)

    Whatever Robert Johnson and Lead Belly recordings I can get my hands on
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2008
    This past weekend I reacquainted myself with a public radio program called Nothing but the Blues (KJAZZ out of Long Beach, CA - kkjz 88.1, streaming online at Forgot the unadulterated joys of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker.

    I'm visiting SoCal (aka home) and missed the Long Beach Blues festival by a week. The DJ Nick Gerard played a lot of the folks who were big hits and they were a lot of fun. He did note, though that he has a hard time finding "young" guys playing some blues. Even folks new to the scene stage seem to be in their 40s. Pity, maybe. But it might be a scene that's actually encouraging to older folks and not in a desperate hunt for the next callow, young thing to exploit.
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    Solace by Jakob
    Pale Ravine by Deaf Center

    Going to London this weekend so may try and track down some stuff.
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2008
    I can't seem to stop listening to Death Magnetic, the new Metallica album, it's just so damn catchy. It's caused me to pull out Ride The Lightning, so I'll be listening to that as well.
    Notable others:
    G.G. Allin-Is, Was, Always Will be
    Smashing Pumpkins-Zeitgeist
    The usual assortment of Nick Cave
    System Of A Down's self titled.
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    Last night's adventure in radio...

    Sept 7, 2008

    Tortoise - TNT (remix)

    Klaus Schulze/Lisa Gerrard - Liquid Coincidence 1
    Laurie Anderson - Slip Away
    Shearwater - The Snow Leopard

    Mari Boine - Katrin Who Smiles
    Lila Downs - Ojo de Culebra
    Kate Bush - How To Be Invisible
    Chiwoniso - Kurima
    Sabah Habas Mustapha - So La Li
    AR Rahman - Alyaiyo Kanavaa
    Niyaz - Tamana (acoustic)
    Uakti/Phillip Glass - Amazon River

    Bill Frisell - What A World
    Tin Hat Trio - Bill
    Richard Thompson - Guns Are The Tongues
    Beat Circus - The Ghost of Emma Jean
    Califone - Pink & Sour
    Kronos Quartet - Elvis Everywhere (Michael Daugherty)
    Crazy Backwards Alphabet - Ghosts
    Kronos Quartet - Purple Haze

    Camberwell Now - Resplash
    Hurdy Gurdy - Galgen
    Roberto Musci/Giovanni Venotsa - Conversation between a dreamer and others
    King Crimson - Starless & Bible Black
    Antenne - Days Into Nights
    David Byrne/Brian Eno - Strange Overtones
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2008
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    I Can't Seem To Fuck Things Up - Evil Superstars
    The Flowers Of Romance - PiL
    Villiers Terrace - Echo And The Bunnymen
    Salome - U2
    Mutiny In Heaven - The Birthday Party
    Bright Lights - Black Mountain
    She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
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    the USURP SYNAPSE/JEROMES DREAM split 7" is the only record i listened to this weekend, oddly. blown out chaos violence, ahoy!
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2008
    a silver mt zion's Horses In The Sky and kenickie's At The Club have been on repeat since las vegas last week...good shit!!
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    Prince Far I - Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3
    (Awesome early Brit/Jamaican Dub fusion with pre-On U Sound Adrian Sherwood at the mixboard, The Slits on backup vocals, contributions from David Toop and Steve Beresford. An old favorite I haven't heard in 10-15 years)
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    Bingeing on the complete Blue Jam radio series. You can torrent it here) and glimpse for yourself all of mankinds hypocrisies in a neuro-plastic ellipse.

    Bracken's Eno About The Noise is beautiful and fascinating. Despite the story of its conception, I don't find it at all gimmicky or wanky. So, yay for that.

    Also, Ash b-sides. Just 'cause.
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2008
    Finally found a copy of the Sunshine soundtrack (via imdb of all places)