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    • CommentAuthorAlexGBYMR
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
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    @ Nigredo, is the new Lightning Bolt album as amazing as I think it is? Please tell me it is.
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
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    It's very Lightning Bolt. Lo-fi and crushing. Some mammoth riffs in there.
    • CommentAuthorAlexGBYMR
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
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    That is good news.
    Now all they need to do is announce UK dates and I'll be happy.
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
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    Indeed.

    np:

    Klaus Schulze - Moondawn
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
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    Kidney Thieves- Trickster Reprocess
    Paper Rival- Dialog (Forgot how much I liked this.)
    OhGr- Devils in My Details
    • CommentAuthorRob Diston
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
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    Tyondai Braxton - Central Market
    Bits and pieces from Philip Jeck, Fennesz and Oren Ambarchi I've been meaning to get round to listening to
    Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation - Succubus

    I've just started to get into jazz as well, so John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Lee Morgan. If anyone has any suggestions for what I should try as a newcomer to jazz, recommendations would be very welcome.
    • CommentAuthorMathias B
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
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    @Rob Diston:
    Hey, I've been meaning to check out the Tyondai Braxton record; is it any good?
    As for jazz recommendations, and apart from the great artists you already mentioned, I really dig "The Shape of Jazz to Come" by ORNETTE COLEMAN, pretty much anything by ERIC DOLPHY and "The Black Saint and Sinner Lady" by CHARLES MINGUS. Also, early 60's recordings by BILL EVANS; he made some really beautiful stuff.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
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    @Rob Diston

    Mathias already gave you some excellent suggestions, but I'd add Thelonius Monk into the classics selection.

    Moving on to the newer material Herbie Hancock (yes yes, started waybackwhen) has a lot of brilliant and highly varied stuff, Sonny Sharrock could play the hell out of an electric guitar, Tim Berne does some very appealingly abstract things. William Parker and Hamid Drake are an invincible rhythm section with anyone. Peter Brötzmann one cracked his ribs by blowing the sax too hard, which should serve as a warning.
    • CommentAuthorBoga_
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
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    Brotzmann's Machine Gun is one of my all time faves.

    Go listen to Pharoah Sanders' Karma too, best spiritual jazz record ever.
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    Climate Of Hunter - Scott Walker
    Wrath - Lamb Of God
    Spinnerette - Spinnerette
    The Crying Light - Antony And The Johnsons
    More Music For The Jilted Generation - The Prodigy
    Crack The Skye - Mastodon
    Dead By April - Dead By April
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      CommentAuthorV
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
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      CommentAuthorbrycemidas
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
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    @Rob Diston:
    I would second Matthias' Bill Evans recommendation but would extend it back to Evans' earliest work and farther into the future. He's an amazing pianist, two of my favorite records of his are "Portrait in Jazz" which is from the mid 50s and is very much a moody, cool jazz record and "Conversations with Myself" which is from the 80s I believe and features Evans overdubbing piano and organ lines on top of eachother.
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009
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    The Field - Yesterday and Today

    Carnival of Souls OST

    Oren Ambarchi - Grapes of the Estate
    • CommentAuthorRob Diston
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009
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    Thanks for all the recommendations, I'll be sure to check them out.

    @Mathias - I really like the Tyondai Braxton album, you can hear a little of Battles in it, but overall it's his own sound. To be honest it's one of the best new records I've heard this year.
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    Two Gallants, Mary Prankster, Future Virgins, Japanther, The Joykiller, The Gateway District and this song over and over again:

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    There are two bands currently circulating in Houston, Listen Listen and I Am Mesmer. Both are old-timey, moody, horror-folk and definitely worth checking out. I just moved to Dallas so I can't get to all the free shows as easily. Websites are here: LISTEN LISTEN and I AM MESMER - free songs abound. PLEASE check them both out, they need more support and exposure.

    Other than that, my Last.fm is devoted exclusively to my Madlib station, which gives me some great tracks.
    • CommentAuthorBoga_
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009
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    @brycemidas

    When did Sunday at the Village Vanguard come out? I know Waltz for Debbie (incidentally, the only record of his I own a physical copy of) came out only a short time before. The bass playing on those two records is fucking incredible.
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      CommentAuthorbrycemidas
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009 edited
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    @Boga_ Absolutely. Scott LeFaro was the bassist on most of Evans' early stuff (including Waltz for Debbie and all of the Vanguard sessions) and he is widely regarded to be one of the greatest jazz bassists of all time. Unfortunately LeFaro died in a car crash almost immediately after they wrapped at the Vanguard. A true travesty. All of the recordings with LeFaro are basically considered Evans' early period and they sort of meld into the mid period stuff in the mid 60s.

    Also, I pulled out my Conversations with Myself record and it seems as though I was way off with the date, looks like it came out in 63 which makes it WAY more amazing!

    One more well known tidbit about Evans is that he was the pianist for Miles Davis during the seminal Kind of Blue recordings and actually, I believe, wrote or co-wrote Blue in Green.

    And he was a major heroin addict! Yeah!
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    Klaus Schulze - Mirage
    Witchcraft - Witchcraft
    Monster Magnet - Superjudge
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009
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    Great list.

    Dopplereffekt - Linear Accelerator (re-visiting Dopplereffekt, prompted by the interview in the latest issue of the Wire)