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    So what are you listening to right now?
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2010
    Autechre - Amber,Incunabula
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    Finally got a physical copy of the Dagger Paths LP by Forest Swords, which is already one of the best things of 2010.
    The SRC guest mix from last week's Mary Anne Hobbs show.
    Contact, Want, Love, Have by Ikonika
    Clef Basset by Boss Kite (free download, bloody brilliant).
    Inflammable Material by Stiff Little Fingers
    And a whole mess of Modest Mouse, primarily the EP/B collection Building Nothing Out Of Something.
    • CommentAuthorjonlaidlow
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2010 edited
    Stereolab - Transient Random Noise Bursts With Announcements

    I saw Stereolab back in 92 around the time of Super-Electric and really enjoyed it - my housemate back then was a huge fan. Its only since I got Spotify that I suddenly had to find all those early Stereolab guitar/early synthesizer albums. Not so sure about the later kitsch-europop stuff. Anyway - they're all surprisingly hard to find. I've tracked down Switched On, and found Transient Random in Brum at the weekend, but the other early ones are all out of stock at most online UK stores and tell me they're struggling to get a couple from the supplier for me.

    But I'd never heard this one before and it's marvellous. I'm not good at describing music but it has those sweet European, slightly flat-sounding vocals, chugging repetitive guitar noise and those vintage synths. Magic.

    Weird how Spotify has reminded me of the albums I want to own. And I'm paying for Spotify too! Can't decide whether I'm a victim of capitalism or supporting the creative artists I like...
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    Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes - the Soft 'n' Sexy Sound. Doing wonders for my persistent hangover.
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    Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - pretty much everything by them, but "Home" and "Carries On" are good places to start.
    Peter Gabriel's "Scratch My Back" album of covers... I fucking LOVE good covers. On that note, The Cardigans have a sweet cover of "Iron Man" that you really should listen to.
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    @ jonlaidlow My favourite Stereolab album by miles !

    Still listening to Four Tet There is Love in you.

    Looking for gems in early nineties indie dance amongst the justly forgotten ....

    Paris Angels and Curve being pulled out from the dirty pondwater of Northside and Five Thirty...
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    @ Jon Carpenter Are you still hungover ? Maker's Mark can't be that full of impurities can it ?
    • CommentAuthorjonlaidlow
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2010

    Recently dug out the first three Curve EPs (Blindfold/Frozen/Cherry) - they're fantastic. First album paled in comparison, although Fait Accompli was another good single. Second album is great, I remember, but my copy is vinyl and I've long since lost the record player...

    Guilty 90s indie dance pleasures? the Mondays Oakenfold remixes... First time I heard "Step On" was the true revelation, just as that beat, that piano opening, became cliche...
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    DFA axis type stuff. The compilations plus YACHT, Hercules and Love Affair, Cut Copy, Hot Chip. New LCD Soundsystem album coming!
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    MUSE-exogenesis 12" (um, im sure most people know this band)
    RAYOS X-s/t 7" (latino early 80s style LA punk. great, great recording-sounds like an actual dirty 80s record)

    DEAN DIRG-tape (comp of out of print 7"s from these rowdy dirty germans)
    VEINS-tape (this years version of VOID, smokin hot hardcore)
    PUNCH-eyeless 7" (pissed off screechin lady power violence with youth crew-ish breakdowns)
    WALLS- one sided 12" ( dissonant noisy and unsettling hardcore from seattle, favorite band in america right now [that ISNT named HATRED SURGE])
    THREATNER-...and the bending of the throats 7" (fucking wall of death)
    BANNER PILOT-collapser 12" (my newest bearded, drunk poppy obsession)
    BOUNCING SOULS-maniacal laughter cd (nostalgic attack of mid 90s jersey radness)
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2010
    New Gorillaz (still holding up), lots of nu-synthpop (Kisses, Frankmusik) and some Buzzcocks for old time's sake.
    • CommentAuthormadstan
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2010
    New Gorillaz and I just got the new MGMT today, though I have yet to listen to it.
    • CommentAuthorepalicki
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2010
    The Replacements. Jakob Dylan. Justin Townes Earle.
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    @ Kernowdrunk - finally, not any more. I've run out of painkillers, so thank god. I think it wasn't the purity of the Makers Mark wot did it, it was the gin, beer and red wine that went along with it. And crashing into that fucking Audi yesterday. And pollen. And possibly Icelandic ash too.

    Curve are often on my car stereo... they had a lovely guitar sound and I really dug the dancey drums at the time. Bloody hell were they loud live. Might dig them and Utah Saints out when I've stopped feeling fragile so I can pretend it's 1992 again and I can drink without fear of consequence.
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2010
    Just got a copy of an album I haven't owned in 15 years or so. Brilliant and strange, this is Brian Eno's APOLLO: ATMOSPHERES AND SOUNDTRACKS. Give it a shot...
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    The new Starkey: Ear Drums And Black Holes.
    • CommentAuthorTC-Cork
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2010
    Bison B.C. - Dark Ages
    Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer
    David Bowie - Low, Scary Monsters
    Sunn 0))) & Boris - Altar
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    New 65daysofstatic album is streaming at their myspace. Couple of duds, but on the whole I'm very pleased. It's even got Robert Smith on it. Which is good, I suppose? I think the last Cure album I really liked was Wish.
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2010
    Lamely still listening to Dream Theater...I'm happy though.