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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 02 Jan 2010, 12:11
Berndsen - Lover In The Dark[2009]
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?ky12r2gydjtNo review, sorry.
Supertime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysPcyOvNJew)
Hisspace (http://www.myspace.com/theberndsen)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: slammo on 02 Jan 2010, 15:06
Berndsen - Lover In The Dark[2009]
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?ky12r2gydjtNo review, sorry.
Supertime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysPcyOvNJew)
Hisspace (http://www.myspace.com/theberndsen)


that video is raw
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 02 Jan 2010, 16:29
Wheeeeeeee

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Post by: Tom on 02 Jan 2010, 17:54
Iceland,
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Post by: medicatesleep on 02 Jan 2010, 19:19
TIME TO SHOOT SOME ADRENALINE INTO THIS THREAD'S ARM!
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Kylesa - Time Will Fuse It's Worth (2006)
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?dn5zmnrnrm2There's a lot of shit in the heavy music world. IMO it's pretty fucking recycled. This is not one of those bands. Although they did put a new one out in 2009, I feel this album is their finest moment. They really let their drummer shine in the production and that is always the foundation for a good rock album. Enjoy.

The Scheme - demos (2004)
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?mmxgmz2d2o4If you like Texas Is The Reason and Oasis you'll love this

Coliseum - Goddamage (2005)
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?fw3qyymngkwIf you like Black Flag, Fucked Up, Cursed, ect you should have this.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: medicatesleep on 02 Jan 2010, 19:25
(http://thefilmist.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/oldboy1.jpg)
Jo Yeong-Wook's Oldboy soundtrack (2003)
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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Finin on 02 Jan 2010, 20:14
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?sharekey=d36d3d04cd9a2b031bee9a6e9edd9c76a5f006e1cafb592b8fc250f3b72c7f6c

Sorry about the huge code, not sure if I've done it right.


Edit: fixed it, thank you zombiedude 
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Post by: JD on 02 Jan 2010, 20:43
You're supposed to rar, or zip it, so all you need to do is download one big file.
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Post by: FidelityCastro on 03 Jan 2010, 15:58
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I really enjoy it when I find an instrumental album I can actually say is engaging and "fun" to listen to. This one fits the bill nicely. Booker T. Jones with the Drive-by Truckers and Neil Young laying some sweet guitar out over it. Definitely a summer album, so sorry for the bad timing, but stow this one away for your next barbecue.

Here is the review from Rolling Stone:

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It's fitting that Patterson Hood, son of Muscle Shoals bassist David Hood, should record with his dad's Southern-soul peer, 64-year-old Stax-session kingpin Booker T. Jones. Add Neil Young and Hood's bandmates in Drive-By Truckers, and what might've been a generic awards-show jam turns out to be a badass set of MG's-style instrumentals. Jones' sweet, thick Hammond B-3 riffs are spiked with Truckers' roughneck (and surprisingly funky) Southern rock and some exceptionally lyrical, focused Young guitar leads. The originals feel like old standards. But the cover of OutKast's "Hey Ya" is the zinger: It's Southern race-mixing party music come full circle.

WILL HERMES

(Posted: Apr 30, 2009)
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Post by: scarred on 03 Jan 2010, 16:47
SomethingALaMode - s/t [2009]

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french. dance pop meets two classically trained string performers, a violinist and cellist. unofficially labeled "electro-string." so. fucking. good.

edit: track 3 if it's corrupt for anyone else:

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Post by: JD on 03 Jan 2010, 17:18
<3
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Post by: JD on 03 Jan 2010, 19:07
Track 3 is corrupt for whatever reason. could you be awesome and re up it?
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Post by: scarred on 03 Jan 2010, 23:47
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Post by: fatty on 04 Jan 2010, 03:41
Dappled Cities - Zounds (2009)

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Quote from: allmusic by Stewart Mason
Australian quintet Dappled Cities (known as Dappled Cities Fly on their first album) blend the playful grandiosity of the Flaming Lips and Grandaddy with the chillier sonic explorations of Sigur Rós, for a sound that at times recalls the mixture of pop song smarts and progressive pomp that both Genesis and their former leader Peter Gabriel perfected around the turn of the '80s. The band's roots are in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia, where teenage school friends Tim Derricourt (guitar and vocals), Dave Rennick (keyboards, guitar, and vocals), Alex Moore (bass), and Hugh Boyce (drums) formed a quartet called Periwinkle that played neighborhood all-ages shows and school functions. Once the bandmembers were all of legal age in 2001, the group moved into Sydney's competitive club circuit, changing its name to the deliberately silly and pretentious Dappled Cities Fly. Several years of local and regional gigs, coupled with a handful of singles and EPs, led to the release of Dappled Cities Fly's debut album, A Smile, in the fall of 2004. Following that album, several changes took place within the band: adjunct touring keyboardist Ned Cooke was promoted to a full member of the band, the group signed to the Australian label Speak and Spell Records, and the bandmembers shortened their name to the somewhat less affected Dappled Cities. Their first release under the new name, Granddance, was released in November 2006 in Australia; Speak and Spell reissued A Smile on the same day. A U.S. release of Granddance was planned for March 2007.

This is their 3rd album; here is a link to a youtube of the album's 1st single, "The Price". They're pretty fun, and wore the light suits at their album launch I went to in 2009. AWESOME.
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Post by: fatty on 04 Jan 2010, 05:46
Two posts in a row, but only because this is a different genre and it Deserves As Much.

Horrorshow - Inside Story (2009)

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Horrorshow is two dude, Solo and Addit who are 19 and recently signed to the Elefant Traks group, who include The Herd and Urthboy. They're from Sydney's rough and dirty inner west and proud of it. They recently toured with Urthboy for their 2nd album launch Inside Story. They've worked with Jane Tyrell of The Herd and El Gusto of Hermitude and Spit Syndicate.

If you don't know Aussie hiphop those names mean nothing to you. Solo is sort of like a young Urthboy, if you listened to the Spitshine album I uploaded. 'Found', "In my Haze" and "Walk you Home" are my favourites probably.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Jan 2010, 09:17
Find it hilarious that trying to look up "daft punk" in this thread brings up one result for daft punk and a ton of results for 'this band is like daft punk'.

Oh well, there's always good stuff to mine.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Unibang3r on 04 Jan 2010, 11:32
A Lot Like Birds - Plan B (2009)
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A pretty epic Sacramento band thats been receiving a lot of publicity lately. If you're into weird genre bending metal/experi-metal; you've just found your new favorite band.

Here's what underthegun had to say about them....

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A Lot Like Birds is a troupe of seven kindred yet wildly different souls from Sacramento, California.  Founders Michael Franzino and Michael Littlefield, multi-instrumentalist and bassist, after growing out of respective ska and punk rock scenes, collected an eclectic group of musicians from miscellaneous genres and projects: originally intended as guests on Michael and Michael’s debut album, “Plan B,” Cory Lockwood, screamer, and Ben Wiacek, guitarist (of post-hardcore project, Discovery Of A Lifelong Error), Athena Koumis, violinist (of folk-rock project, Life as Ghosts), Juli Lydell, vocalist/keyboardist, and Tyler Lydell, drummer (of experimental-folk project, The Dreaded Diamond), one by one, all unexpectedly became integral units of the project, banding around the Michaels.

Music on any kind of epic scale is not exactly America or the world’s cup of tea, but for those who get it, it’s considered an art form. If that the case here, I think A Lot Like Birds may just be the Rembrandt we’ve all been waiting for. Luckily for all of you, the band has made their debut record  FREE FOR DOWNLOAD on their Myspace [link below]. Here’s my advice: Download it, find the finest pair of headphones you have, light a few candles, kill any room electric lighting, and allow yourself to be absorbed in this record. You won’t regret or forget it.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 04 Jan 2010, 11:54
Black Moth Super Rainbow - The Autumn Kaleidoscope Got Changed [2009]

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The Autumn Kaleidoscope Got Changed was a bunch of songs the band distributed to friends and family in 2001 by burning CDR copies from Tobacco's dad's computer. It's a lot more acoustic than other BMSR stuff but no less awesome. Also features early versions of tracks off of the band's first two albums. Very delicious.

I've had the last two weeks off work and I was not looking forward to working today, but this has totally made up for it.
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Post by: Mr Fantasy on 04 Jan 2010, 13:27
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Find it hilarious that trying to look up "daft punk" in this thread brings up one result for daft punk and a ton of results for 'this band is like daft punk'.

Maybe it's trying to tell you something.  The A Lot Like Birds album looks promising.
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Post by: JD on 04 Jan 2010, 16:58
The first song on that album is call Ted Bundy's Thanksgiving Dinner
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Post by: AanAllein on 04 Jan 2010, 17:32
First up, new Vampire Weekend (actually reasonable quality, 256 k - not amazing but sounds fine). It's not Neil Young saying Vampire Weekend over and over again either, unlike the previous upload (apparently).

Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010)

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Plus, as a bonus, the debut EP from Comic Sans, a local Brisbane "disco garage" band (actually a pretty apt descripion). It's a small EP and definitely worth checking out! Skittery and danceable rock with some hooks thrown in for good measure.

Comic Sans - Digital Natives (2009)

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Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Jan 2010, 22:28
256 isn't amazing?

Seriously, I can't tell the difference after 160.
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Post by: AanAllein on 04 Jan 2010, 23:44
Well, i can call it amazing quality, if it would make you happier
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Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Jan 2010, 23:47
Nothing makes me happy.

My life is a gaping pit void of all light and happiness. Joy is sucked out me every waking moment.


Then I listen to Daft Punk and everything doesn't seem nearly so bad.
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Post by: Tom on 05 Jan 2010, 02:06
Guys, Daft Punk is not good in anyway... so can we all move on now?
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Post by: fatty on 05 Jan 2010, 05:17
Red Riders - Drown In Colour (2009)

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I couldn't find a reputable review of this band, but they are pretty good. I guess they are like indie rock. Their two singles from this album are on youtube here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NyuDeVjnO0) and here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtBY7_3gj6o).
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Post by: scarred on 05 Jan 2010, 05:56
Vampire Weekend - Contra (2010)\

this is so much fun. and way better than their debut. also horchata and cousins (the two singles) are pretty much the worst songs on the album
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: You Are Brahman! on 05 Jan 2010, 11:23
256 isn't amazing?

Seriously, I can't tell the difference after 160.
Big volume and big speakers will help you hear the difference.   
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 05 Jan 2010, 11:47
I cannot tell what good music is.

FYP  :wink:
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Post by: JD on 05 Jan 2010, 11:50
Only album I can stand is the 2007 one.
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Post by: JD on 05 Jan 2010, 16:54
Metronomy - Nights Out[2008]
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The breathless hype about Glasvegas may hoist their grandiose plod into the charts, but to my ears, there's no argument about which is the most entertaining and innovative of this week's young British contenders.

Fresh from his contribution to Roots Manuva's new album, Metronomy main man Joseph Mount has expanded his own project to a trio, his old Devon chums Gabriel Stebbing (bass, keys) and Oscar Cash (sax, keys) joining as full-time members to facilitate live performances.

They contribute little, however, to Nights Out, which Mount conceived as a concept-album about a night on the town. This would be fine, were one able to spend the night in question jaunting between London, New York, Louisiana and wherever else he draws his inspiration from. Because although Nights Out is yet another solo electropop album from a chap who probably spends more time than is healthy staring at a computer screen, it displays an ambition way beyond Metronomy's peers, and Mount clearly has the artistic and technical grasp to bring his plans to fruition.

"Nights Out Intro" opens the album on a bathetic electronic groan – as if the machines were waking up – further roused by a combination of bizarrely de-tuned guitar and a rasp of synth that recalls The Residents' wonky avant-rock. It's followed by "The End of You Too", an infectious blend of popcorn synth and sprung-heeled guitar which has no sooner established itself before it's shifting tempo back and forth between funereal melancholy and E-number urgency. Mount's arranging skills are at their best, though, on the single "Radio Ladio", where the various instrumental elements – the tart guitar figures, the skeletal funk bass, the endlessly syncopating drums – interlock with a zesty itch akin to New Orleans rhythm crew The Meters.

Lyrically, while few lines stand out as poetically adept or well-wrought, Mount has actually succeeded in conveying something like his intended narrative arc, with "Heartbreaker", a particularly impressive depiction of how two friends fall out over a girl – not because they both fancy her, but because her boyfriend is always complaining to his friend about her, to the point where a straight-talking response torpedoes their friendship: it's the anti-"She Loves You", a sentiment long overdue.
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Post by: fatty on 05 Jan 2010, 19:11
Decoder Ring - They Blind the Stars, And the Wild Team (2009)

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Here is a rave review of it on Webwombat (http://www.webwombat.com.au/entertainment/music/decoder-ring-blind-stars-wild-team.htm) though I don't know if they are reputable source. They are like experimental rock / electro or something.

Try it!
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Post by: KvP on 05 Jan 2010, 23:19
That certainly is an album cover.

Downloading.
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Post by: KaosPilot on 06 Jan 2010, 03:01
I did a search on this thread but couldn't see this, so apologies if it has already been uploaded. However, I have been coming and taking and feel only proper to give.

Because I missed the most blatantly obvious aspect of posting something first time round, here it is:

Algernon Cadwallader - Some Kind of Cadwallader

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Review from Can You See The Sunset From the South?

After hearing their widely-circulated demo it has seemed like almost everyone (myself included) was chomping at the bit for a full-length from the Algernon Cadwallader. So now that these Philly boys have delivered Some Kind Of Cadwallader, we can all go to sleep a little bit happier. Their bubbly and spastic mid-90’s Midwest emo diatribes are straight out of the schmap’n schmazz playbook but anchored by enough twinkling melodies and intertwining circular guitar lines that (despite the shouty vocals) Some Kind Of Cadwallader manages to escape sounding just like an Analphabetapolothology redux.

Some Kind Of Cadwallader is angularly infectious and overflowing with youthful, buoyant energy that makes me feel about a dozen years younger than I really am. It is a wonderfully refreshing album that has been in constant rotation here at casa de Sunset and really makes you believe that you can’t look at the sky without looking right through it. Somewhere, the Kinsella brothers are smiling.

Hopefully I've done everything properly, and if there are no problems I'll maybe upload something Scottish later.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Zingoleb on 06 Jan 2010, 03:51
Hey, whoever uploaded Daft Punk's "Alive 2007" - there is a weird jump between songs, was that a bad rip or is my computer being stupid?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: aflowerchild on 06 Jan 2010, 07:34
Awesome the new Vampire Weekend makes me HAPPY!

and I got the Live 2007 Album also, I think it's a bad rip.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Mr. Tool on 06 Jan 2010, 08:45
I did a search on this thread but couldn't see this, so apologies if it has already been uploaded. However, I have been coming and taking and feel only proper to give.

Hopefully I've done everything properly, and if there are no problems I'll maybe upload something Scottish later.
Listing the artist and album title in your post helps the search function work 100% better.
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Post by: KaosPilot on 06 Jan 2010, 10:28
I'm a muppet and have fixed my previous post. I return to offer this, which isn't Scottish but I've only got Mearsault in MP4 format so if there's demand for some Scottish electro-folk I'll rejig it to mp3 and upload it tomorrow. Also, the search function is being a bit wank for me but I've only seen one other Native album posted and it wasn't this.

Native - Wrestling Moves

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They're a 4-piece indie/math-rock band from Indiana.

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Post by: pat101 on 06 Jan 2010, 13:18
things are gettin' questionable 'round these parts
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 06 Jan 2010, 14:22
OK, it's about time ... heavy/psych rock megapost!

First, a repost of something that expired a while back:

The Ganjas - The Ganjas

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/s251050.jpg)

Swirly, fuzzy, laid back psychedelic rock from Chile.  Super groovy and highly recommended.  It's a shining example of its genre and I often find myself playing it for people who wouldn't normally listen to it because it's more widely accessible than a lot of the other retro psych-rock stuff it resembles (Dead Meadow, Moccasin, etc.)

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Giant Squid - The Icthyologist

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Very eclectic stuff, theoretically falls under "post-metal" but covers a wider range than that musically.  Epic shit.  Giant Squid is an extremely interesting and cool band and totally worth your time.

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Under Brooklyn Palms - Gestruppgestrauch

(http://www.aural-innovations.com/issues/issue37/Under%20Brooklyn%20Palms.jpg)

Some of this is straightforward heavy psych in the vein of Kyuss, Causa Sui, Colour Haze, etc.  Some of it is a bit more off the beaten path ("Tiredness" in particular is really sweet and not stoner rock at all, kinda flamenco-y even).  I keep coming back to this album, I've had it for a couple years and I've rediscovered it a few times, I figure it's about time to share.  I really like it.

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Ten East - Extraterrestrial Highway

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/a948f7899f94dc4ef3d5d353f7feaec1/354484.jpg)

Ten East is an instrumental project by a bunch of guys from the Palm Desert scene, including a couple ex-Kyuss guys.  Brant Bjork is on this album, as is Mario Lalli from Fatso Jetson and Yawning Man, and on a different album by them that I don't have (The Robot's Guide To Freedom), Scott Reeder and Greg Ginn(!) also played.  It's sweet stuff.

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YOB - The Great Cessation

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The return of the doom metal behemoth YOB is everything it should be: crushingly, mindnumbingly, heavy and hideously, souldrainingly dark.  If you enjoy doom metal, this is top fucking quality.  If you don't, this will probably not be listenable to you.

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The Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound - Ekranoplan

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This is pretty straightforward retro heavy psych rock.  If you like Dead Meadow, Comets on Fire, Colour Haze, the Ganjas album above, etc., this is solid stuff.  Echo-y vocals and sweet riffs and pretty awesome songwriting and musicianship make this an easy pick.

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Sula Bassana - The Night

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This album's pretty spacey stuff.  Think Hawkwind, krautrock, that kind of thing.  It's all instrumental and there are a lot of synths in addition to the rock band skeleton.  It's really interesting, I just found this album and I'm starting to get really into it.

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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: valley_parade on 06 Jan 2010, 14:39
Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound are hell of rad.

edit: Brant Bjork what? Must download that Ten East album.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: minus_the_david on 06 Jan 2010, 14:51
I'm a muppet and have fixed my previous post. I return to offer this, which isn't Scottish but I've only got Mearsault in MP4 format so if there's demand for some Scottish electro-folk I'll rejig it to mp3 and upload it tomorrow. Also, the search function is being a bit wank for me but I've only seen one other Native album posted and it wasn't this.

Native - Wrestling Moves

(http://i49.tinypic.com/vzxo0.jpg)

They're a 4-piece indie/math-rock band from Indiana.

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Native sucks...not even worth a download...unless of course you like a rip off of These Arms are Snakes, and Minus the Bear, with a bit of a sceneness thrown it...but still not worth it!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Reed on 06 Jan 2010, 18:47
I've been on a Wu-Tang kick lately, so I thought I'd share some of the albums I've picked up over the years. I'm going to start it off with the Wu-Chronicles. It's a compilation of work done by members of the Wu up until 1999, there are some really great tracks on this album.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4d/WuChronicles1.jpg)

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If there's any interest I can throw up The W and Wu-Tang Forever.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 06 Jan 2010, 19:55
Native sucks...not even worth a download...unless of course you like a rip off of These Arms are Snakes, and Minus the Bear, with a bit of a sceneness thrown it...but still not worth it!!!!!!!!!!

Hey, guy, play nice.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 06 Jan 2010, 20:23
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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Zingoleb on 06 Jan 2010, 20:34
Also tender I love you and I want to baby your brain brain your baby have your brain's baby
                                                                                                              /        
                                                                                                     (that one)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Dimmukane on 06 Jan 2010, 21:19
Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound are hell of rad.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KaosPilot on 07 Jan 2010, 03:58
Okay, returning this time with something nice and new and I'd imagine relatively unheard.

Sparrow and the Workshop - Sleight of Hand EP

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The current Scottish music scene is healthily diverse, and now Sparrow and the Workshop bring another genre to the mix: country and western. Having only formed last year, the Scottish-Welsh-American trio’s debut EP opens with a brooding vocal harmony between singer Jill O’Sullivan (formerly known as Dead Sparrow) and drummer Gregor Donaldson, before Devil Song kicks into life with a Rawhide scuffle. That dustbowl-Americana sound is pervasive: O’Sullivan twists her vocals with a Tennessee twang, and tracks like The Gun and I Will Break You revel in olde world, hard-livin’ romanticism. But don’t dismiss this band as a dug-up musical time capsule; with this first release they have woven their unique strand into the fabric of the sound of Scotland in 2009.

Review from http://lotsofrandomwords.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/sparrow-and-the-workshop-sleight-of-hand/ (http://lotsofrandomwords.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/sparrow-and-the-workshop-sleight-of-hand/)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: aflowerchild on 07 Jan 2010, 07:20
Is there any chance someone could re-up the Ratatat Album posted a while back? The self titled album.
That would be much appreciated.
Thank ye.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: the_pied_piper on 07 Jan 2010, 12:54
Is there any chance someone could re-up the Ratatat Album posted a while back? The self titled album.
That would be much appreciated.
Thank ye.

Dude, rules.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Tom on 07 Jan 2010, 13:25
Re-ups are usually o-k round thses parts, piper.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 07 Jan 2010, 14:33
as long as someone actually wants to do it

hehe (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=ratatat+self+titled+megaupload)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: vickster on 07 Jan 2010, 14:43
(http://thefilmist.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/oldboy1.jpg)
Jo Yeong-Wook's Oldboy soundtrack (2003)
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I know this thread is about music, but damn this is a hella film.  I encourage all to see it.  Chan-Wook Park's Revenge Trilogy is some of the finest filmmaking I've ever seen.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: vickster on 07 Jan 2010, 14:49
Anybody else having trouble with the Sula Bassana link?  I keep getting an error. :?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Cernunnos on 07 Jan 2010, 14:57
I think Mediafire is currently doing odd things in general.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: vickster on 07 Jan 2010, 15:00
Yep.  I believe you're right.  Just tried another link and it's fried too.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: StaedlerMars on 07 Jan 2010, 15:33
mediafire underwent some maintenance earlier. this has probably affected all sorts of shit.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 07 Jan 2010, 17:15
I am loving Under Brooklyn Palms.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 07 Jan 2010, 18:41
Native sucks...not even worth a download...unless of course you like a rip off of These Arms are Snakes, and Minus the Bear, with a bit of a sceneness thrown it...but still not worth it!!!!!!!!!!

A) if you don't have anything nice to say (and aren't named KharBeVor), shut the fuck up.
B) don't quote the entire post complete with album art and download link. the artist name/album name is fine.

thanks, and happy boarding!

cockass moist motherfucker
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: sean on 07 Jan 2010, 18:51
actually fuck you have some very unhappy boarding native rules. go eat a chubby.

also you are being a total  cock regardless of how much native rules.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: michaelicious on 07 Jan 2010, 19:05
Also, Minus the Bear are pretty much super lame.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: aflowerchild on 08 Jan 2010, 06:48
as long as someone actually wants to do it

hehe (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=ratatat+self+titled+megaupload)


Never seen that kind of link before, what is it?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 08 Jan 2010, 06:49
let me google that for you
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Jan 2010, 07:37
Soul Position is a duo featuring RJD2 and Blueprint. If you like RJD2, you'll probably like this.

Soul Position - Things Go Better With RJ & AL

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tPF70SUzaRM/Rjnd9pvZ9mI/AAAAAAAAADQ/ycVRZyzCstU/s320/soul-position-things-go-better.jpg)

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(Ali, you better check this out. "Things Go Better" is one of the best end tracks I've heard in a while.)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: aflowerchild on 08 Jan 2010, 07:46
hmm, interesting.

ahh. touche. got it.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: minus_the_david on 08 Jan 2010, 13:04
actually fuck you have some very unhappy boarding native rules. go eat a chubby.

also you are being a total  cock regardless of how much native rules.

you must be one of those faggots i see at their shows being all gay and thinking they're amazing. i hope they break up and stop making music all together... and you must be the one eatting a chubby, and it's Native's chubby...shitty band. and minus the bear is about 200000000000 times better. seriously. and so are these arms are snakes...in closing, native sucks, they try to hard to be scene, and they all suck...i see them out around in Valpo, and i hate them!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: chenghiz on 08 Jan 2010, 13:06
actually fuck you have some very unhappy boarding native rules. go eat a chubby.

also you are being a total  cock regardless of how much native rules.

you must be one of those faggots i see at their shows being all gay and thinking they're amazing. i hope they break up and stop making music all together... and you must be the one eatting a chubby, and it's Native's chubby...shitty band. and minus the bear is about 200000000000 times better. seriously. and so are these arms are snakes...in closing, native sucks, they try to hard to be scene, and they all suck...i see them out around in Valpo, and i hate them!
Gosh really?

I'm going to download the album just because you hate them so much. See what you did?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Jan 2010, 13:10
Pffffft lol.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: the_pied_piper on 08 Jan 2010, 13:16
you must be one of those faggots i see at their shows being all gay and thinking they're amazing. i hope they break up and stop making music all together... and you must be the one eatting a chubby, and it's Native's chubby...shitty band. and minus the bear is about 200000000000 times better. seriously. and so are these arms are snakes...in closing, native sucks, they try to hard to be scene, and they all suck...i see them out around in Valpo, and i hate them!

Later dude. I would say it was nice you being here but it wasn't really.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: sean on 08 Jan 2010, 13:45
hahahah this thead is so good!

also david you do realize these arms are snakes and native are label mates right?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: sean on 08 Jan 2010, 13:52
in fact sig quote aw yeah
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Jan 2010, 13:53
I kinda like that he seems to hate Native, yet goes to their shows nonetheless.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 Jan 2010, 14:28
i always go to the shows of bands that I hate.

because I want them to make money and continue touring because otherwise I'll have nothing left to mock and I'll be hit with the sudden realization that my life is hollow and empty, and that I am dramatically unhappy.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KaosPilot on 08 Jan 2010, 15:00
I did not mean to kick up a shit storm by uploading that Native album. If the album I had wanted to post had been mp3 instead of m4a then none of this would have happened and no one would have had to eat anyones chubby. Thinking about that makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit. Anyway, peace minus_the_david. Peace.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: sean on 08 Jan 2010, 15:03
kaos pilot no worries native rules

o/
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Jan 2010, 15:12
Yeah dude, I was pumped to see that album. I've had one of their EPs floating around in iTunes for a few months.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 Jan 2010, 15:14
it's all good! I've never even heard of any of these bands you guys are talking about!

just keep liking music and uploading it if you want. damn everyone else's opinions! That's what it's really all about.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pilsner on 08 Jan 2010, 17:07
It amazes me that after all these years you kids are still so easy to troll.  C'mon guys, it's the internets.  Haters be hating.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: medicatesleep on 08 Jan 2010, 17:29
actually fuck you have some very unhappy boarding native rules. go eat a chubby.

also you are being a total  cock regardless of how much native rules.

you must be one of those faggots i see at their shows being all gay and thinking they're amazing. i hope they break up and stop making music all together... and you must be the one eatting a chubby, and it's Native's chubby...shitty band. and minus the bear is about 200000000000 times better. seriously. and so are these arms are snakes...in closing, native sucks, they try to hard to be scene, and they all suck...i see them out around in Valpo, and i hate them!


HEY IT'S FREE MUSIC NO ONE IS PUTTING A GUN TO YOUR HEAD. I'VE NEVER HEARD TEARS COMING THROUGH TEXT THE WAY I DO WHEN I READ YOUR POSTS AND YOU'RE THE ONE CALLING US FAGGOT?

CRY SOME MORE.

It's words on a screen kid, relax.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Orcusmars on 08 Jan 2010, 17:57
you must be one of those faggots i see at their shows being all gay and thinking they're amazing. i hope they break up and stop making music all together... and you must be the one eatting a chubby, and it's Native's chubby...shitty band. and minus the bear is about 200000000000 times better. seriously. and so are these arms are snakes...in closing, native sucks, they try to hard to be scene, and they all suck...i see them out around in Valpo, and i hate them!

dude, chill.

sure, native isn't so good, but you need to simmer down some.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Zingoleb on 08 Jan 2010, 17:59
Yes, we get it, everyone thinks he needs to chill, let's stop repeating it ad nauseum.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Jan 2010, 18:02
HEY ZINGOLEB

CHILL OUT
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Zingoleb on 08 Jan 2010, 18:06
WARRRRRRRRRGGLBARGLERAAAH
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Spluff on 08 Jan 2010, 18:48
HEY ZINGOLEB

FUCK OFF
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: medicatesleep on 08 Jan 2010, 20:22
Can't we all just spark a j and listen to this?

(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8220/mw1n.jpg)
Magic Wands - Magic Love And Dreams EP (2009)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwwS1TQVmY8&feature=player_embedded
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: variable_star on 08 Jan 2010, 20:33
BASIA BULAT - HEART OF MY OWN (2010)
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1. Go On
2. Run
3. Sugar and Spice
4. Gold Rush
5. Heart of My Own
6. Sparrow
7. If Only You
8. I'm Forgetting Everyone
9. The Shore
10. Once More, for the Dollhouse
11. Walk You Down
12. If It Rains
13. Hush

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hANYD0_qQl4  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hANYD0_qQl4)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Scarychips on 08 Jan 2010, 20:35
Oh man, I forgot she was putting out an album. Is it as good as her debut?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: bedhead138 on 08 Jan 2010, 21:10
Spoon - Transference (2010) ~ Mp3 128

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The band’s typically terrific LP, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, came out two years ago, which is a long time to wait for typically terrific LPs. Britt stopped the gap with the Got Nuffin EP and live debuts of new material with dramatic titles like “Is Love Forever?,” “Writing To You In Reverse,” and “Who Backs Your Money.” If you were into those turns, you’ll likely be into Transference: As P4K reports, the forthcoming Spoon album features those aforementioned tracks (some with revised titles) alongside seven more we haven’t even heard yet.

01 “Before Destruction”
02 “Is Love Forever?”
03 “The Mystery Zone”
04 “Who Makes Your Money”
05 “Written In Reverse”
06 “I Saw The Light”
07 “Trouble Comes Running”
08 “Goodnight Laura”
09 “Out Go The Lights”
10 “Got Nuffin”
11 “Nobody Gets Me But You”
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Scarychips on 08 Jan 2010, 21:19
And now another one. Thank you guys. Although I might wait for a better quality leak of that Spoon album. Thanks though!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Scarychips on 08 Jan 2010, 21:41
That would be great. Thanks a lot Ben.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: De_El on 08 Jan 2010, 21:43
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4134GfuN3yL._SS500_.jpg)
Quote from: Allmusic Guide review
Sony/Legacy's 2008 four-disc Love Train: The Ultimate Sound of Philadelphia isn't the first box set assembled on Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff's legendary Philadelphia International Records -- most notably it follows the triple-disc Philly Sound: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and the Story of Brotherly Love (1966-1976) by just over a decade -- but it is surely the best, covering more ground and painting a fuller picture of the Philly soul sound than any other similar compilation. This is largely due to how Love Train doesn't focus solely on singles released on Philadelphia International: it encompasses sides released on early, pre-PIR imprints like Crimson, Philly Groove, and Gamble but, more importantly, it weaves in outside productions by Gamble & Huff and their crucial partner Thom Bell. Adding all these non-PIR singles greatly expands Love Train, as does the decision to have this set run all the way into 1983, thereby emphasizing how Gamble & Huff's symphonic soul opened the doors for both disco and quiet storm. Part of the set's appeal is that it does offer some education, illustrating how the psychedelicized soul of 1967's "Expressway (To Your Heart)" led to the cool, soft grooves of 1980's "Love T.K.O.," a document of how rich and adventurous '70s soul was thanks to Gamble & Huff and Bell, and all their artists and associates, but this set never drags like a history lesson. It keeps moving from peak to peak, spending the first disc on early triumphs from the Delfonics ("La-La -- Means I Love You," "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)"), Joe Simon ("Drowning in the Sea of Love"), the O'Jays ("Back Stabbers"), the Spinners ("I'll Be Around"), Billy Paul ("Me and Mrs. Jones") and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes ("If You Don't Know Me by Now"), the songs that established the Philly Sound, then giving way to the glory days documented on the second disc, which opens with the O'Jays' "Love Train" and closes with "T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)," the singles that helped cement the Philly sound on a broader scale. The third disc finds Gamble & Huff and Bell expanding their lush signature, ushering in disco with singles like Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' "Don't Leave Me This Way," then the fourth disc charts the aftermath through the Spinners' "The Rubberband Man," Lou Rawls' "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mind," and Deniece Williams' "It's Gonna Take a Miracle." Although there are assorted lesser-known singles scattered throughout the box, this is by design hits-heavy, which is how it should be, as this showcases a body of work -- and as this superb set proves, Gamble & Huff's body of work ranks among the strongest popular music of the 20th century.

Hey! I haven't put anything on here for a while, but my mom got this for Christmas and I found it too enjoyable not to share. Four discs of Philly soul, 320 kbps.

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disc 2 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Z2KAYIZ2
disc 3 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AO0NW6YC
disc 4 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XHQNNR7N
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: bedhead138 on 08 Jan 2010, 22:13
anything other than a 128 rip is a transcode of the new spoon. so while it may say 320, the quality isn't any better...it's actually worse
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Scarychips on 08 Jan 2010, 22:26
I have downloaded both and am now listening to some tracks to compare. I hear no real difference actually. Anyways, thanks a lot to you two guys for posting it. I'll let other people judge.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pilsner on 08 Jan 2010, 22:35
I too heard no difference.  Pretty sure 320 is a transcode of the "web rip".
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: FidelityCastro on 09 Jan 2010, 07:19
Okay, returning this time with something nice and new and I'd imagine relatively unheard.

Sparrow and the Workshop - Sleight of Hand EP

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No one has mentioned it, so I hope it didn't pass under some radars with all this drama going on. It's friggin' good.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pwhodges on 09 Jan 2010, 12:45
Have some Steeleye Span; a UK electric folk band, somewhat like Fairport Convention and similarly successful in their day.

First, a collection of albums from their heyday in the early 1970s:
(http://cassland.org/images/covers/parcelofspan.jpg)

I have split the compilation up into the albums and the extras.

Steeleye Span - Below the Salt (1972)
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Steeleye Span - Parcel of Rogues (1973)
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Steeleye Span - Now we are Six (1974)
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Steeleye Span - Commoners Crown (1975)
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Steeleye Span - All around my Hat (1975)
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Steeleye Span - Compilation Extras (1972-4)
(Gaudete single; a bonus track from the Parcel of Rogues sessions; and a live track)
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The group's lineup changed from time to time, and they nearly ended around the turn of the century, but a couple of the early members were persuaded back, and they are now quite active again.  I have to say that when I saw them live in Oxford a few weeks ago, the show was very disappointing in comparison to their recordings - I suppose they're getting old, like me.  Here's a couple of their recent albums:

Steeleye Span - Winter (2004)
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Steeleye Span - Bloody Men (2006)
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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KvP on 09 Jan 2010, 15:11
I came across a super-high quality rip (1.4 gigs or thereabouts) of the original German vinyl pressing of Tusk today. The CD version's a well-known hack job, editing Sara and otherwise shortening the album.

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/1135/3kcbr.jpg)

Part 1 -
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320 kbps mp3 version for kids -
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Post by: Zingoleb on 09 Jan 2010, 17:39
I came across a super-high quality rip (1.4 gigs or thereabouts) of the original German vinyl pressing of Tusk today.


!!!!!!!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Spluff on 09 Jan 2010, 20:36
Can't you read?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Rubin on 10 Jan 2010, 02:55
Hey
It's been a long time since my last contribution, så here's something new for you.

I've uploaded stuff by this guy before. He is the lead singer of Veto, and has done solos before, under the name SuperTroels, all uploaded earlier.
Here are his new Solo, this time under his own name, Troels Abrahamsen

Smooth electronic, and not as irritating as his vocals could be earlier. Very nice actually!

Troels Abrahamsen - WHT

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I’ve been a fan of Troels Abrahamsen for quite a while. I’m impressed by his output with fellow electrorockers in VETO and excited about his electronica solo career under the monikers I Know That You Know, Mockin’ Bird and SuperTroels. This third solo release, the first under his real name, does nothing to change that. In fact, it reinforces my belief that Mr. Abrahamsen is one of the most interesting musical minds in Denmark right now.

Continues here (http://allscandinavian.com/765/troels-abrahamsen-wht/)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Miles on 10 Jan 2010, 03:00
Just wondering what the criteria here for uploading is.

Any genre? Any level of popularity?

I have a SHITLOAD of music I uploaded to Mediaf!re for a bunch of comrades a while back, all correctly tagged with album art, all urls sitting in a .txt document on my hard drive. Some of it is fairly mainstream stuff though and was wondering if this is more of a thread for bands you probably wouldn't have heard of (to broaden horizons or whatever) or just sharing any music in general.

Cheers~
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Gridgm on 10 Jan 2010, 05:09
on sharing it's essentially if you think it's worth sharing then share it because obviously it will be similarly worth something to someone else
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KaosPilot on 10 Jan 2010, 08:53
Stapleton - On The Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places

(http://i50.tinypic.com/16kcowy.jpg)

Scottish indie-rock of the highest quality. Brilliant band, brilliant album. For fans of Avast!, Tellison, Dartz!, and Jetplane Landing.

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Post by: Tom on 10 Jan 2010, 13:57
Any genre? Any level of popularity?

Yes yes yes, go go go!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: the_pied_piper on 10 Jan 2010, 14:21
Stapleton - On The Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places

Scottish indie-rock of the highest quality. Brilliant band, brilliant album. For fans of Avast!, Tellison, Dartz!, and Jetplane Landing.

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This is pretty good. The 128kbps means that I can't really compare it with the high bitrate Tellison and Dartz! albums I have but i'd say it's more like We Were Promised Jetpacks meets Dark Captain, Light Captain.
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Post by: KaosPilot on 10 Jan 2010, 14:34
It started life as wma which was then converted to m4a and then to mp3 so I don't know if this would have had an effect on the kbps?

Now, WWPJ I've heard but Dark Captain, Light Captain?

Edit: After listening to their myspace I can confirm they are highly enjoyable.
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Post by: Rubin on 10 Jan 2010, 14:46
I dig Berndsen

It seems that they have ingested an abobe average amount of Pet Shop Boys, but they do it well, except for a very few irritating tracks.
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 10 Jan 2010, 15:01
It started life as wma which was then converted to m4a and then to mp3 so I don't know if this would have had an effect on the kbps?

Well, maximum bitrate for a .wma file is 192kbps so to be honest it was probably 128kbps to start with too.
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Post by: blanktom on 10 Jan 2010, 15:27
Berndsen - Lover In The Dark[2009]
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Supertime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysPcyOvNJew)
Hisspace (http://www.myspace.com/theberndsen)

Kind of a request, sorry. Anyone got this in a format other than m4a? My iTunes is screwed at the moment, I'm forced to use WMP.
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Post by: chenghiz on 10 Jan 2010, 18:20
Berndsen - Lover In The Dark[2009]
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Supertime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysPcyOvNJew)
Hisspace (http://www.myspace.com/theberndsen)

Kind of a request, sorry. Anyone got this in a format other than m4a? My iTunes is screwed at the moment, I'm forced to use WMP.
Just use this: http://www.foobar2000.org/ !
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Post by: scarred on 10 Jan 2010, 22:41
Spoon - Transference

I pooped
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Post by: JD on 10 Jan 2010, 22:46
TMI
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Post by: scarred on 10 Jan 2010, 22:48
http://www.lamebook.com/tmi-tuesday
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Post by: scarred on 11 Jan 2010, 00:27
Spoon - Transference

OK this is actually a terrible rip unless half the songs are supposed to suddenly cut out at the end. The good part of it is that it's convinced me that I absolutely need to buy this record.
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Post by: AanAllein on 11 Jan 2010, 21:35
Spoon - Transference

OK this is actually a terrible rip unless half the songs are supposed to suddenly cut out at the end. The good part of it is that it's convinced me that I absolutely need to buy this record.

Here is the actual good quality rip! Actually 320, not a transcode pretending to be.

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Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Jan 2010, 21:41
Why does that kid make me think of Paul McCartney so much

Argh
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Post by: Kyros on 11 Jan 2010, 21:55
That good quality rip is awesome! Thank you! However, Track 6, 'I Saw the Light' was corrupt.
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Post by: gospel on 11 Jan 2010, 22:13
Click Here for the Old, 2009 Thread (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,19792.0.html)

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Can you guess what's so exciting? No?

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“The Golden Archipelago”is the third album in a triptych of mindblowingly beautiful, dense and ambitious excursions about man’s impact on the natural world from Austin’s SHEARWATER. This
time singer/songwriter Jonathan Meiburg turns his attention to life on islands – a world of lushness and austerity, silence and sudden cataclysms. From rising sea levels to displaced populations, Meiburg travels from the Falklands to Madgascar, from the Bikini Atoll to the Tierra Del Fuego. The music matches the grandeur and melancholy of its subject matter. This is an ALBUMalbum. The first 10,000 CDs come packaged with a 50-page perfect-bound book of dossier of records, photos, regulations, and images on islands, displaced peoples, immigration records and more.

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Post by: JD on 11 Jan 2010, 23:00
Yeah I'm getting that too.
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Post by: AanAllein on 12 Jan 2010, 00:46
hmm, probably a problem with my rar'ing. i'll try to fix that shortly
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Post by: AanAllein on 12 Jan 2010, 00:51
so, would people prefer if i upload track 6 separately, or try and re-upload the whole thing (i hope that i don't have the same problem...)?
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Post by: scarred on 12 Jan 2010, 02:59
Here is the actual good quality rip! Actually 320, not a transcode pretending to be.

Thanks much! Uploading the corrupted track(s) separately is a fine way to go about it.
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Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 12 Jan 2010, 04:18
i might be completely wrong here, but i think all these corrupt files in people's uploads are the result of saving them as .rar files.  just about every album i've upped as a .rar has had a track or two that's corrupted, but the ones i've upped as .zip files (you can do this on winRAR, you won't need to get separate winZIP for it) have all been fine.
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Post by: valley_parade on 12 Jan 2010, 08:42
Have some Steeleye Span; a UK electric folk band, somewhat like Fairport Convention and similarly successful in their day.

TAG YR FUCKING SHIT, PEOPLE.

Christ. I'm sure these guys are great, but I stopped listening after the first track off the first album imported as "track 1". No album, no artist, no year, no anything.

(Paul, no offence meant. This is just one of those things that really irks me)
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Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Jan 2010, 09:31
See, even if someone tags it all I just assume they're wrong and go to wikipedia* to double check and/or fix them. Same thing goes for when iTunes automatically downloads album tracks (which pisses me off because half the time they are wrong and also EVERYTHING IS LABELED ALTERNATIVE/PUNK. God that pisses me off.) I'm kind of anal about my library.


*yeah, I realize the irony here
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Post by: KaosPilot on 12 Jan 2010, 13:14
Marnie Stern - In Advance of the Broken Arm

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Somebody hold me steady, this record has me in convulsions! Not in a bad way either, Marnie Stern has done something with this, her debut album, that makes me rabid with childlike glee... she has combined two of my guiltiest pleasures - math rock and riot grrl. Okay I know I might not be selling it here but this works; apparently (or so her press release says) she only started listening to 'good' music at 23 years of age, when she chanced upon Sleater Kinney, picking up her guitar playing technique after seeing a video of Don Caballero... and that's exactly what 'In Advance of the Broken Arm' sounds like. Firstly, her guitar playing is simply incredible; apparently playing for at least three hours a day, she has perfected her technique into pure art in the same way Chris Corsano has perfected drumming. The fun doesn't stop here though, she is joined by none other than math rock prankster Zach Hill (of Hella) who lays down frenetic percussion to accompany Marnie's vocals and fretwork and then lends his hand to the production too. Phew, well I'm exhausted, even writing about this record is tiring, so imagine listening to it - from the minute it starts your senses are assaulted by Marnies' gorgeous (but lovingly abrasive) vocals, her abstract sense of songwriting and Hill's incredible barrage of drums. Maybe this is the first singer-songwriter math-rock album, it certainly sounds like nothing I've ever heard before and what's more, every second works perfectly. With the attitude of Sleater Kinney and the technique of Don Caballero she does something that many have tried and few have mastered - writes songs that are equally as listenable as they are technical, and somehow it still retains a punk spirit? I recently waxed lyrical about Hella's latest project which takes their sounds into bigger, brasher more poppy places, but where Hella shoot for late 70s prog rock, Marnie Stern manages something which sounds a lot more contemporary and a lot less comical. This is music with conviction, with honesty and with pure unadulterated character, and Kill Rock Stars have yet again struck a seam of gold. I am going to be spinning this record for a long time to come, and I highly recommend it to anyone with a penchant for the more unpredictable side of life. Blistering!

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Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Jan 2010, 14:05
what irony is that?

A lot of people don't view wikipedia as a reliable source. I do, for what it's worth.
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Post by: Scarychips on 12 Jan 2010, 14:22
Okay, so we are actually starting a new thread.

Oh and thanks for the Shearwater. Really cool of you.
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Post by: KvP on 12 Jan 2010, 14:37
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Nils Frahm - The Bells

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This record became a part of Kning Disk’s solo piano series at the behest of Peter Broderick, who first heard Frahm’s exceptionally lucid and beautiful piano improvisations in much the same way I did; lying down and looking up. I thank him for having done so, Nils Frahm is a welcome addition to my life, reminding me of the first meeting I had with Gonzales’ phenomenal record Solo Piano.

Those who don’t find Broderick’s music annoying after the first listen (unlike myself) might well find themselves sharing the slither of the venn diagram where the two meet. Coincidentally Broderick was present at the recording of the album, which must have been a real treat. In his own words they “hired a beautiful old church in the heart of Berlin for two nights, with a wonderful old grand piano and the most amazing natural reverb I've ever heard.” Lucky for some eh?

Though fans of iconic improvising pianists like Keith Jarrett might enjoy The Bells, it should be noted that Frahm is devoted to the same kind of prettiness that drives contemporary classical/indie/folk crossover players like James Blackshaw, fans of whom should apply (and it even outswirls that good lads latest piano forays… review here). In other words: There’s no jazzmatazz. But don’t dismiss it just yet jazzficionados! Because Frahm is capable of playing with an immense, guttural power and when he does alight on the prettiest lillies he does so softly and moves on before sinking them with overemphasis and heavy handed repetition; the twee technique which has become the norm in much of that very indie/folk/classical genre that Broderick is perhaps an unwitting figurehead for.

When I began this review I had no idea that I would have so many cross-references to play with. Dude clearly digs Satie, but who doesn’t? It’s not ECM material (a Very Influential Label), but is that just marketing/who your mates are? In the record shop where I work this would end up in the indie/folk bed with quack piano doctor Hauschka (don’t get me wrong, he’s good too!) and the ever wonderful William Basinski (reviewed here), separated from the Chick Corea’s and the Gary Burtons (who you can have a little taste of here and here) by all manner of soul, gospel and electronica.

And this divide makes some sense, because they are growing from very different earth and being picked up by younger antennae (plural of antennae? Not so easy is it!). The improvisatory technique was wrenched from the hands of the jazzers and the Steve Reichers, or at least duplicated/borrowed/stolen, a long time ago. So fans of the what’s-gonna-happen-next chemistry can go looking all over the genre spectrum and find good results, be it Pocahaunted, Chris Corsano &amp; Paul Flaherty or some punk band you’ve never heard of making up their songs on the spot. This has been going on a long time too. So a pianist like Frahm is not only absorbing all manner of non-improvised ear candy, he’s hearing the technique pioneered by his instruments forebears echoing out through the Devil’s music, and Buddha’s too.

But that’s getting a little too far out, and as soon as I let one of The Bells’ longer tracks loose again, in this case the melancholic ‘It was really, really grey’, my senses and my emotions are re-engaged, and the ideas of “why” fall by the wayside. The piano is not a dying instrument, but there is something of antiquity about it. It is an immensely articulate conjurer of images, but that goes for nearly all music, except for pale abominations like Mr Scruff.

So instead of using all manner of untranslatable images to explain my deep and sentimental interaction with this music I’m inclined to call the grand piano a unique kind of lens; it delivers the images with it’s own character, rather than devising them. The basic parameters of its sound can be replicated, but its inimitable soul is embedded in all those ever changing hammers and strings. Nils Frahm can speak to that soul, and The Bells is a beautifully captured conversation between two friends. Pieces like the truly striking ‘Said and Done’ embody something in music that can’t be achieved on other instruments, it is enlivening and uplifting. ‘Down down’ explores deep resonance and attracts a magnificent force without sounding like an “experiment”, ‘Over there it’s raining’ and ‘Somewhere nearby’ are both full of light, lyrical and at times painfully wistful.  

The Bells achieves a depth by its contrast of fragility and strength, applied to welcome emotions as well as those of a more challenging nature. The record’s explorative nature flows well, these forty minutes were culled from five and a half hours of recordings. I’m intending to seek out more records by Mr Frahm.

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Floating Points - Vacuum EP

Quote from: Resident Advisor (4.5/5)
Floating Points' Vacuum EP sounds a bit like Motor City Drum Ensemble if Danilo Plessow, like, knew how to orchestrate a full band and stuff. Sam Shepherd, the man behind the project, likes the same sort of dusty soulful house sound as MCDE does on his Raw Cuts series, but it's smoother, less overtly loop-driven. The tracks on Vacuum flow, maaaan.

"Vacuum Boogie," as the title suggests flows upwards, straight into air. The melodies reach, reach, reach until you're nearly ready to dive into the track yourself and push them where they so obviously want to go. This sort of unresolved tension is where Points, AKA Sam Shepherd, excels. You're either hanging on to the edge of your seat or hanging on to your dancing partner waiting for the hit. The same goes for "Truly" and "Argonaute II," on a more muted scale. The groove is paramount, the instruments locked into a Bolero build that only rarely gets extinguished, only to be built up again. Like Plessow, Shepherd's talent on this particular EP is in creating glowing bits of soul and then simply letting them run their course. Both producers often create more challenging work elsewhere, but Raw Cuts and Vacuum Boogie are a classicist's dream.

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King Midas Sound - Waiting For You...

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The Bug's London Zoo aged well over the past year: It still stands as one of the more exciting albums of 2008, a roots-heavy dubstep/dancehall crossover with rib-cracking rhythms and an amazing guest roster of singers and toasters that stands as a remarkably distinctive collection of voices. But there was a surprise harbinger in that album, a song that my original review actually completely overlooked due to-- or maybe despite-- a stripped-down, ambient eeriness that offset the rest of the album's aggro-beat feel. That song was "You &amp; Me", a strikingly delicate yet powerful collaboration with the soft-voiced singer/poet Roger Robinson. And about three months after London Zoo dropped, the creative partnership of Robinson and producer Kevin Martin brought forth a deservedly lauded single under the name King Midas Sound: the ghostly "Cool Out", which rivaled the best of Burial when it came to the more desolate corners of dubstep.


One year later, "Cool Out" has reemerged as the lead track off the first King Midas Sound full-length, and it's retained its impact-- assuming you can refer to the feeling of becoming slowly enveloped in abandoned-high-rise ambiance and serenaded by quivering, sweetly voiced murmurs as an impact. It also stands as one of the highlights of Waiting for You, or at least one of the most chilling moments; the fact that this album can conflate the two is a sure sign of where it's coming from. Every strength this record holds draws off the symbiotic relationship between Martin's beats and Robinson's voice, which adapt to each other in a way that the last two people in a barren environment might. This is dub production rendered as the final reverberations of a deserted cityscape, infused with a crumbling low-end that does for bass what a single fluorescent tube in an underground concrete tunnel does for light. And the voice decorates it like a spiderweb-- fragile in appearance, but structurally resilient enough to hold strong against the rhythm.


Robinson's singing sells his idea of zero-gravity lovers' rock like a champ, filling in the evocative cracks that his mostly straightforward lyrics don't do much to cover. The title track's lovesick sentiments are familiar, but there's this pang to his voice-- a bit disbelieving, bitter, hopeful and agonized all at once-- that holds the deeper meaning. And he's just as powerful on the other songs where he's called upon to invoke that lonely brooding atmosphere-- "One Ting" (sonically bleaker than the nano-orchestral lavishness of Dabrye's remix from the "Cool Out" 12"); the misty-eyed take-me-back begging of "Darlin'"; "Meltdown" and its heavy-sighing pleads for intimacy. Robinson does have an intriguing vocal counterpart on a few tracks in the person of Dokkeki Q member Kiki Hitomi, at her ethereally malicious best on "Goodbye Girl" delivering spiteful reprimands and Elvis Costello quotes with a scalpel's agility ("I wish you pain 'til you can't ever feel joy/ I wish you luck with a capital F, boy"). But the more remote and abandoned Robinson's aching voice sounds, the heavier it hits.


Not all of Waiting for You has that same ambiance, though it rarely rises above the level of a soft rumble. Martin's production forgoes the stereotypical dubstep war of bassbin attrition to let the beats glow instead of flash, and even when it approaches an actual heavy knock-- like the underwater dancehall bump of "Outta Space" or the smothered Mantronix boom-clap of "I Man"-- it still resembles the starker moments of Mezzanine-era Massive Attack more than it does something along the lines of Bug tracks like "Skeng" or "Warning". Still, a little something is lost when things digress from the cutting isolation that made "Cool Out" work, especially when Robinson breaks from his singing to issue scoffing spoken-word holistic reprimands on "Earth a Kill Ya"-- a decent bit of preaching with a heavy scowl of a beat beneath, but oddly harsh and self-assured on a record that thrives on sounding vulnerable.
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Oneohtrix Point Never - Rifts

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What does it mean to be a DIY artist in 2009? For one thing, it means you probably aren’t making a living off of music. One might think that Oneohtrix Point Never and other like-minded acts carry an anti-commercial agenda, content to release homespun music to only the most eager fans, happy to send a "fuck you" to the gloss of top 40 and a celebrity-obsessed culture. But surprise, surprise: unlike the oftentimes nebulous, nihilistic noise scene that dominated the DIY landscape early in this decade, the new underground is engaging every area of our culture, high and low — from the Billboard charts to your garage — with fascinating results. Almost anything can be appropriated under the "experimental" banner these days; just take the simple pop bands dripping in distortion or the multitude of nu-age acts releasing short-run cassettes while simultaneously getting name-dropped on Pitchfork. Yet one unifying factor among DIY sub-genres is a distance from monetary concerns, which should strike fear into the hearts of the Big Four CEOs: yes, music will survive one way or another, even if the industry is hemorrhaging money.


Daniel Lopatin, a.k.a Oneohtrix Point Never, is equipped with a pragmatic view of music’s call-and-response with the broader culture. Of our capitalist bubble, he says: "None of us are totally culture-free, and all of us, on some level, have been sentenced with having to relate to the ‘popular’ whether we side with it or not." Which seems more appropriate and less reactionary than several of America’s famous counter-culture head-spaces. And while it’s easy to view Lopatin’s attitudes through the prism of DIY culture in general, his music has many entry points. Listening to Rifts — a compilation of the albums Betrayed in the Octagon, Zones Without People, and Russian Mind — some will hear 80s soundtrack music, cosmic ambiance, or minimalist repetition, while others might pick up on the mishmash of noise and plastic, mystical new age music.


Indeed, as fellow TMTer Jon Lorenz pointed out, the sounds on Rifts look to past versions of unrealized futures for inspiration. Hearing the record in one sitting is like being in two times and places at once, like watching someone from another decade daydreaming. There is a calm certainty at the heart of these recordings that allows each track to paint a vivid and believable fantasy world through sound. Lopatin is also clearly aware of his music’s dialogue with the culture it sprang from. "I’m a sponge," he says. "I love culture and the process of soaking it in is just as rewarding as working from the inside-out and making my own ‘unique’ work — really I don’t see those processes as separate."


Perhaps most musically striking about Rifts is its pervading bareness, an aspect that, on the surface, disengages it from the pop canon. Oftentimes a song will appear shimmering and expansive, only to be revealed upon closer inspection as a single spare synth line arpeggiating to infinity. Other moments are filled with pure ambient texture, lending a variety somewhat rare amongst such peers as Caboladies and Emeralds. As well as providing entry points for a variety of listeners, the versatility and mobility of ONP’s sound also gives Lopatin an exit strategy if he needs it. That is, through the application of a synthesizer, almost any sound-world in recent memory can be conjured in facsimile. "I wanted to make an album that flowed seamlessly through this unspoken history of musics," Lopatin reiterates, "with the synthesizer as the primary engine for the discovery and marriage of disparate musics, which to me, feel like they really belong together."


And that’s really the beauty of Rifts and the movement of albums and artists it loosely represents. It’s as if the overt hybridization of 21st-century music has finally produced a strange, new singular vision, with various facets being illuminated by every new CD-R and handmade tape release. Rifts’ sleek digipack casing is perhaps both an unintentional laying down of the gauntlet and a nod backwards. Or maybe it’s just easier to ascribe an epic narrative to an equally epic slab of music.
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Magnetic Fields - Realism
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The Magnetic Fields’ new album, “Realism,” will be released on Nonesuch Records on January 26, 2010. Swerving from the unrelenting feedback pop of “Distortion,” this record explores the various genres under the umbrella of folk. Stephin says, “I thought of the two records as a pair, and I initially wanted them to be called ‘True’ and ‘False.’ But I couldn’t decide which I wanted to be called ‘True’ and which I wanted to be called ‘False.’”

VA - Portland Stories: A Collection of Nine Songs Produced and Compiled By Heather Woods Broderick
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Portland Stories is an effort made by Heather Woods Broderick (who is a member of the Efterklang live band and recently released her debut solo album on the Preservation label) to capture the simple beauty of some lovely musicians in her hometown of Portland, Oregon.

Portland is blooming with music. Music on the streets, on front porches, in venues around the city, in basements, coffee shops, record stores, etc. It's a city that is truly embracing music.  And for this compilation Heather sought out to document a small, quiet corner of that music world in a very simple way. She road her bike to the homes of eight different people with a simple 4 track recorder and pressed record, whether in be on the front porch or in the living room.

The result is a strikingly beautiful set of nine songs (including one by Heather herself).  Sparse, warm, touching, honest music. Songs that make a nod to the old world of simple folk music but stay true to the time we're living in now. (Peter Broderick)

Artist Info: (in order of appearance)

1. Kele Goodwin - Kite Strings

'Kite Strings' was written after a failed attempt to fly a pterodactyl shaped kite on windy spring evening in the middle of a busy street. The kite never did fly and now resides in the basement resting on top of Laurel's 4-track tape recorder.

myspace.com/kelegoodwin

2. Sarah Winchester - Northeast Kingdom

Sarah Winchester grew up in Vermont singing folk songs and church music with her family.  Later, she would perform in various choirs and begin writing songs. She received her B.F.A. in Studio for Interrelated Media from Massachusetts College of Art, where she studied sound recording and performance, printmaking, painting, and writing. In addition to her solo work, Sarah plays drums and sings with Portland, Oregon band A Weather.

myspace.com/sarahwinchestermusic
aweathermusic.com

3. Michael Elias - Halfway There

Michael Elias wrote 'Halfway There' when his wife and son were away for a few weeks. He got to missing them, and this is what came out.

myspace.com/splitrailfence

4. Nicholas Archibald Marshall - Into the Night

Nicholas Archibald Marshall, originally from Northern England, now lives in Southeast Portland. He has an old brown dog, and went gray before his time.

arenarockrecordingco.com/bands/sabertooth

5. MayMay - The Fall

Laurel Simmons is the songwriter behind maymay. The project began as an ode to friends and family back home in Flagstaff, Arizona. Over time it has evolved to become a project played, at various times, with several fellow musicians. Among those included are Heather Woods Broderick, Raúl Pastor Medall, and Nicholas Archibald Marshall, all dear friendships found in a new place.

myspace.com/barbarramaymay

6. Rauelsson - Liebre

Rauelsson is the moniker for Raúl Pastor Medall's musical projects. Born in Spain, but self-considered adopted Oregonian, Raúl has spent the last years of his life living in between Portland, OR, where he resides currently, and his European motherland. He released a double ep on HUSH Records in 2008 and has two new albums to be out in 2010 on the same label.

myspace.com/rauelsson

7. Town Rill - My Park Bench

Town Rill is the musical pen name of a fella named Birger Olsen. He writes modern blues and secular spirituals with hope of soothing his soul and perhaps a few others along the way. He's currently at work on a new album of New Orleans blues and country folk.

townrill.com

8. Galveston - Never Ask Why

Galveston is the musical alias of Chris Ashby. The music is influenced by, and occasionally performed with, other musicians.

myspace.com/galvestoregon

9. Heather Woods Broderick - Behind Doors

Heather wrote and recorded 'Behind Doors' in her vacant bedroom in Portland, Oregon, shortly before moving. To her, the song marks the realization of changing times and the closing of an era. Heather's debut solo album, 'From the Ground', was released in 2009 on the Australia based Preservation label.

myspace.com/woodsmusical
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Radical AC on 12 Jan 2010, 18:21
I suppose I could, like, contribute this decade.

The Appleseed Cast - Low Level Owl Vol. 1
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If one stands back from the mayhem of life around them and will honestly realize what has been done on volume one of Low Level Owl, they will be floored. Here is a band who has, for the most part, orchestrated a symphonic masterpiece and glides effortlessly from one track into another. Odd for the average indie rock fan? Perhaps. Unapproachable? Hardly. Ambience and environment are the keys here. Through a number of experiments and hard work, the band has made a piece that is truly larger than what many people may be able to appreciate. A few drawbacks of the album, however, are to be noted. While the drumming is nothing short of superb, much of the guitar work seems trivial and uncreative. It almost borders on the needlessly repetitive, which leads to another point: It seems as though many of these tracks are almost used as filler. Three minutes of drums played backward is interesting for about the first 30 seconds. After that, it's kind of pointless unless it's integrated into some sort of song. Therefore, out of the 14 tracks, one can see that quite a few of these might possibly be tossed, although the final piece, "View of a Burning City," is hypnotically hallucinating in its drone. Regardless of the few drawbacks, the more this is played, the more there is to find to enjoy. The setting and time put into such a work shows how the whole is easily a sum of its parts. This is definitely not an album to be picked apart song by song. In fact, it seems a shame that both volumes weren't released at the same time. While it might take a while for a listener to realize the full implications of what Appleseed Cast has done here, at the least it's no worse than Mare Vitalis, which was a quality album. At its best, Appleseed Cast might be America's closest answer to Radiohead. ~ Kurt Morris, All Music Guide
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 12 Jan 2010, 18:32
I think you missed the point, dude
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Orcusmars on 12 Jan 2010, 19:15
Marnie Stern - In Advance of the Broken Arm

This owns.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: DavidGrohl on 13 Jan 2010, 05:31
I suppose I could, like, contribute this decade.

The Appleseed Cast - Low Level Owl Vol. 1

That's awesome!   :mrgreen:  Thanks!
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Post by: FidelityCastro on 13 Jan 2010, 09:24
Marnie Stern - In Advance of the Broken Arm

This owns.

I would marry Marnie Stern right now if she promised to never stop shredding
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Orcusmars on 13 Jan 2010, 10:49
Marnie Stern - In Advance of the Broken Arm

This owns.

I would marry Marnie Stern right now if she promised to never stop shredding

That marriage would probably be the most confounding thing. I imagine most disputes would be settled via guitar/scream battle.

It would be ever better if you were the dude in your avatar, too.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: valley_parade on 13 Jan 2010, 11:39
Marnie Stern - In Advance of the Broken Arm

This owns.

No doubt.
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 13 Jan 2010, 11:41
If that's how Marnie settled disputes, she would never lose.
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Post by: Orcusmars on 13 Jan 2010, 20:25
If that's how Marnie settled disputes, she would never lose.

I am pretty sure that regardless of how marnie settles her disputes irl, i would not ever want to get into a dispute with her.
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Post by: scarred on 13 Jan 2010, 23:20
Hot Chip - One Life Stand [224 VBS] (2010)

Link's dead, but now that I know it leaked, Google should be able to fix that.

I'm not that huge into Hot Chip but the two singles they've released from this one have been ace. Will definitely be giving it a shot.
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Post by: Sythe on 14 Jan 2010, 11:45
So yeah, I never post in this thread because I'm usually too busy stuffing my tubes full of new awesome, but today is a new day.
Also, monocycle sorcerer, you are kind of a hero (Ancestors?!?!!?!?!?).

Within the Ruins - Creature (Tech Death/Metalcore)
(http://images.victoryrecords.com/albums/VR502.jpg)

"Holy shit this shit's got vaginas with teeth on this shit! With teeth, homie!"
Yeah, that's how this album got introduced to me last year. That said, I'd say it's without a doubt the best metal of any flavor to come out of western Massachusetts in years. Real technical chuggles and squeedles. Shitloads of weedles. The bass kinda gets lost in it all and the drums are just okay, but it's their first LP.
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Job For A Cowboy - Demo (Deathcore)
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Before Ruination and even Genesis there was a time when JFAC was innovative, even fucking nasty. Their demo and their first LP Doom was that time.
The most brutal demo my ears have ever fondled. Really, if you take nothing else from this post take this album and crank "Day in Black" once. You'll see what I mean.
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As Blood Runs Black - Allegiance (Death/Chug Chug)
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The chuggles in this album weigh a ton. It's put together real well too! Got some hardcoresque chants, loopy squeedles, confused giggles, and heavy deedles. It's a shame they'll probably never put out another full length.
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Also, for those of you not so into the heavy, have some Bonobo!

Bonobo - Sweetness (Creamy Bass)
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This shit ain't no half n' half; it's heavy cream.
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 14 Jan 2010, 12:23
Oh shit Bonobo, I've been meaning to check this out for a while.  This calls for more bass.

... after the pagebreak.
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 14 Jan 2010, 12:24
Jazzsteppa - Jazzsteppa

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Known as the first group to play dubstep music live with acoustic instrumentation, Jazzsteppa basically has more flavor than just about any dubstep I've ever found.  The instrumentation is spot on ... lots of sweet horns and dubby percussion and stuff.  And then there's the basslines.  Um, shit.  I really want to come up with some worthwhile superlatives to talk about the basslines in these tracks but I've used them all before on lesser things.  The basslines sound like someone modified the engine of a Harley-Davidson the size of the moon to allow for pitch control and then filled the gas tank with combustible molasses and stuffed the exhaust pipes with steel wool.  BLUH.  SO HEAVY.  OH MY GOD.
Example track: Jazzsteppa - Taylor Rain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOtm7zBh-fk)

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Post by: amok on 14 Jan 2010, 14:44
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Jahdan Blakkamoore - Buzzrock Warrior

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Gold Dust has teamed up with the Brooklyn-based Dutty Artz crew to present the debut album Buzzrock Warrior from Jahdan Blakkamoore. A vocalist extraordinaire, Jahdan is as comfortable over classic roots-style reggae as he is over cutting edge dancehall and tropical dubstep riddims. Hip-Hop heads might recognize the Boot Camp affiliate from his verse on Smiff N Wessun's 'Sound Bwoy Burreill'.

The album brings together many of the Dutty Artz crew's interests including dancehall, digital cumbia, grime, dubstep and other delicious tropical sounds. - The record features Modeselektor, grime super hero Jammer, Zizek Dutty Artz and 77Klash.

I have no idea what the fuck any of that means but this is a good album. Ran a couple of searches so I don't think it's a repeat. mp3 -V2
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Mixitup on 14 Jan 2010, 19:38
Pantha du Prince - Black Noise (2010)
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Post by: KvP on 15 Jan 2010, 01:15
ooooo

Known as the first group to play dubstep music live with acoustic instrumentation
So it's dub music.
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Post by: vickster on 15 Jan 2010, 06:14

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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums. This includes requests for re-uploads; if you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.

Repost the rules at the top of each new page.
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Love the JazZsTepPa.
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Post by: evilbobthebob on 15 Jan 2010, 06:54
In 2010 mediaf!re thread AND here. So everyone/no one is happy.

OK, this is a lot of stuff, so I'm not going to bother with album art except in select cases. All albums are fully tagged, including album art.

American Heritage - Millenarian

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American Heritage has tons of quick, angular riffs, but is backed up with some heavy thrash and a lot of loose bottom end crunch. A band like The Acacia Strain try for heavy by hammering down on their super detuned top string, playing monotonous breakdowns for half of an hour, but a band like American Heritage sounds as heavy as hell by just playing super tight, super intricate metal - but don't let their technical prowess lead you to believe these guys are "tech." The vocals take a background and the music itself just rides and carries the weight. But I don't mean this is like Pelican with some vocals, it's an integral part, but not the focus. I liken it to a band like Akimbo or Lords hanging out with the dudes and dudette from Kylesa or His Hero is Gone rocking out to Anodyne and playing some raging metal.

Blacklisted - No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me

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So what's the big deal? Why did this one record polarize so many of their fans? Well here's the thing; Blacklisted decided against everything and released a grunge album. Yup, you heard me, a grunge album. No One Deserves to be Here More Than Me sounds like it could have came out on Sub Pop in 1990 and no one would have batted an eye about. "Everything in My Life is for Sale" sounds like a Bleach-era Nirvana and the whole album just has a cold, rainy, flannel, coffee drinking feel to it with its heavy guitars, thundering beats, and good slathering of 70's rock growled yelled vocals propelling the tracks.

Cable - The Failed Convict

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The well worn familiarity that Cable's music exudes gives them an authentic air and screams working class angst. Still, the band seems in great form, adding nuances to their music that previously their music showed hints of possibility; well placed guitar leads cut through the morass of the steady rhythms adding a layer of subtle melody that just breaks through the haze. The storytelling style of the vocals with tales of crooked judges and going west makes the entire album sound like the band is some gang of desperate cowboys sitting on some barren plain in a post apocalyptic nightmare screaming their guts out at the moon. And song titles like “Gulf of Texaco” and “Running Out Of Roads To Ride” add to that imagery. I still am not used to the song “Outside Abilene,” but it works with the rest of The Failed Convict. There is just an initial shock that comes with hearing the song; the fade of the closing track to the line, “Pray for me, brother Bill…” is a great way to end the album.

Coalesce - OXEP

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The OX EP is the companion piece to its stunning namesake LP, and as such it follows in the same vein of bass heavy Americana as OX. The OX EP contains five new tracks (not including the coupled opener and closer “Ox to Ore” and “Ore to Earth” that recall Sepultura's “Refuse/Resist”) of sludgy, moody, and downright pissed off metal. OX EP's first real song, “The Blind Eye”, hits like a Mac truck, as the band throw out groovy riff after groovy riff. “Through Sparrows I Rest” is an absolute beast. Sean Ingram's vocal chords work overtime, traversing a sea of tumultuous down-tempo bass and blues inspired lead work powerful enough to level a red wood. Coalesce also expand on the spaghetti western flair that was experimented with on OX, making “Joyless in Life” and “Absent in Death” sound like something from an Ennio Morricone soundtrack. Even though they act more as interludes than actual songs, they help add to the diversity and personality that ties the OX EP together.

The Catalyst - Swallow Your Teeth

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Throughout the album The Catalyst hone in on the goal of creating an aggressive and loud record, of which they truly do succeed at doing. “Small Town, Big Mouth” is The Catalyst at their most chaotic. The vocals are belted out with great force to match the intensity of the music. Occasionally they mix in some Botch-esque angular riffing, which gives the song an added flair. Another great example is “Sterling is a Hole,” a bombastic gnarling of guitars and pounding rhythms partnered with scathing screams. If I had to choose a favorite track from the album, this would probably be it.

Keelhaul - Keelhaul's Triumphant Return To Obscurity

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Keelhaul's Triumphant Return to Obscurity is about as fitting a title for an album as I've ever heard. After laying dormant for a few years the band has returned with their fourth full-length release. In spite of high praise from fellow musicians and critics, Keelhaul has remained, for the most part, below the radar of even the most grounded music fans. Leading off with “Pass the Lampshade,” the four-piece outfit wastes no time lollygagging around. The band's fusion of technical metal, math-rock, and classic metal is yet again in full force, with drummer Will Scharf providing the backbone for this auditory assault. The rumblings of Aaron Dallison's bass and the guitar duo of Chris Smith and Dan Embrose complete the musical equation.

mouthbreather - Thank You For Your Patience

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Excoriating guitars and shouted vocals meet pounding drums and shattered cymbals here to make some pissed-off post-Flag aggro rock that will turn your head and then shred your eardrums. Born from the ashes of Wow! Owls and The SetUp, Mouthbreather released a demo a couple years ago that got a fair amount of attention. The five-piece promptly undertook a healthy touring regiment on the back of that buzz, eventually arranging for one of said tours to end in Louisville so that they could record their debut full-length with Lords drummer Chris Owens. They tracked a dozen songs in a week-long session at his HeadBangingKillYourMama Studios and claimed in Summer 2007 that they would be would be releasing the material imminently. Fast-forward to early 2009, and the Mouthbreather debut finally coming out courtesy of the good folk of Kiss Of Death. Coyly entitled Thank You For Your Patience, the debut Mouthbreather full-length pairs five songs from the demo with an equal number of new ragers, all ten of which peel paint at twenty paces.

Taint - The Ruin Of Nova Roma

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So yeah, in short, this is some seriously dynamic noise metal. One part dirgey-sludge that would make AmRep proud, one part post-metal ala Neurosis, and one part Chicago skronk ala Jesus Lizard.

Taint's "ace in the hole" (I couldn't resist), is the vocal skills of lead singer JimBob. Managing to keep it gruff and gritty, but still swing with the song and offer melodic twists at the same time, he gives the songs an element and depth often totally missing in band's of this ilk.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 15 Jan 2010, 08:05
I thought we would be using the 2010 thread from now on?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: amok on 15 Jan 2010, 08:50
I thought we would be using the 2010 thread from now on?

This is the post-2010 thread. It's better because it's longer.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Reed on 15 Jan 2010, 08:53
I'm pretty sure that every year the mods just change the title of this thread, but keep it as is. Look at the very first post, it was written in 2007!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Zingoleb on 15 Jan 2010, 08:55
One day before 2008, though.

I think it would be better to have a fresh new thread, though. One with less dead links.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 15 Jan 2010, 09:06
I thought we would be using the 2010 thread from now on?

This is the pre-2010 thread. It's better because it's longer.

fix'd

Pretty sure the point of the '10 thread is to post leaked/new albums from this year. This thread is for everything else.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: sean on 15 Jan 2010, 09:20
i never got the whole new thread for a new year thing. its rather silly.

this thread is kind of a giant, terrible clusterfuck anyway though.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 15 Jan 2010, 09:30
I think you just answered your implied question there
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: evilbobthebob on 15 Jan 2010, 10:42
You know what? I'll post all those uploads in here too. :roll:
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pwhodges on 15 Jan 2010, 11:11
One thread, one place to search; kind of obvious, really.
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 15 Jan 2010, 11:31
Considering the quantity of music coming out in the next few months, much of which will be leaking soon or has leaked already, it kinda makes sense to me to have a separate thread for those albums. Maybe it doesn't actually make sense though...
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Post by: pat101 on 15 Jan 2010, 12:30
Pantha du Prince - Black Noise (2010)
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!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you kindly  :-D
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Post by: Mixitup on 15 Jan 2010, 17:46
RjD2 - The Colossus (2010)
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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: E. Spaceman on 15 Jan 2010, 21:02
One thread, one place to search; kind of obvious, really.


That.

Now that i have internet access again i merged the two threads.

I usually go back and delete the first x amount of pages to prune off dead links but that made more before when we used sendspace and links expired quickly.
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Post by: est on 16 Jan 2010, 02:18
Fuck yes new RJD2.  I hope it's better than the previous one.
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Post by: amok on 16 Jan 2010, 08:51
And Now For Something Completely Different

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Marcel Woods - Inside Me (Tigran Oganezov Remix)

Never released so a) the download is legal (!) b) no review. Filthy tech-trance remix. Love it.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Orcusmars on 16 Jan 2010, 20:26
So I am pretty tempted to upload the Bayonetta soundtrack - It's 5 CDs, though, and I'm going to have to translate everything and format it so you guys don't have a nightmare with it.

I promise you it is worth it, but I'm not going to go through all that trouble if nobody wants it. Let me know if you want insane japanese action game music.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Jan 2010, 21:01
Me, I do
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Orcusmars on 16 Jan 2010, 21:09
Me, I do

I like the cut of your jib.

Also the cut of your avatar's jib.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: amok on 17 Jan 2010, 03:47
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Backspin - A 6 Degrees 10 Year Anniversary Project (2007, mp3 -V0)

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Six Degrees Records, the indie label from San Francisco, has spent the last ten years producing good music in bad times.  And to celebrate that milestone, the label looks ahead to the future by looking back, with a collection of surprising and distinctive covers: Backspin, a Six Degrees 10 Year Anniversary Project.  Backspin features a dozen artists from the label's eclectic global roster, each presenting a new spin on an old favorite.  Songs by Led Zeppelin, The Police, The Cure, and Pink Floyd, among others, are re-imagined by Six Degrees stalwarts including Karsh Kale, MIDIval PunditZ, Banco de Gaia, Ojos de Brujo, and more. 

(Full review (http://www.sixdegreesrecords.com/compilations.php?upc=657036113220))
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Post by: JD on 17 Jan 2010, 18:28
RjD2 - The Colossus (2010)
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Post by: medicatesleep on 17 Jan 2010, 18:43
I hate RJ's singing. I liked the instrumental tracks a lot. The songs are a little funkier than "Since We Last Spoke" and nowhere as dark as "The Horror". It's definitely better than "The Third Hand".
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KvP on 17 Jan 2010, 23:57
Coil week was last week on the blog (http://popstalinist.blogspot.com/) so I'm crossposting here for posterity.

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Coil - The Golden Hair With a Voice of Silver

I first got into Coil the way that a lot of people have (though they might be reluctant to admit it) - through Nine Inch Nails. Trent Reznor counted Coil as a major influence and for his Broken and Downward Spiral releases he enlisted Coil for extensive remixing of his work, the results of which showed up on the albums Fixed, Closer to God and Further Down the Spiral. Those remixes were certainly more in the noisy industrial vein of Coil's output at the time, and they were so removed from Reznor's pop sensibility that I found myself immediately intrigued by them. However, even at the time, during the advent of filesharing, it was exceedingly difficult to find Coil albums, and it wasn't until a trip to Paris in November of 2004 that I actually found a physical Coil album, and this is the one I found. Along with Aphex Twin's I Care Because You Do... it was the soundtrack to my Paris excursion. It only occurs to me now that Jhonn Balance likely fell to his death shortly before or during my discovery of this album.

As the AMG review indicates, this is an exceedingly good "entry level" compilation for would-be Coil fans. The first disc entitled The Silver Voice collects some of Coil's more contemplative cuts from early releases but mostly leans on Coil's late-period output, which featured a lot of drone and folk. Most of the songs feature Peter Christopherson and company's pretty and dark melodies (and weird tape effects) behind Jhonn Balance reciting poetry and singing. The first disc is unassailable as far as I'm concerned. Every track is excellent and different. My favorite tracks are probably the mournful almost-jazz of "At the Heart of It All", and the hymnal-esque "A Cold Cell".

The second disc (A Golden Hair) contains Coil's more avant-garde output from the 80's and early 90's. Along with some loud industrial-punk ("Panic", "The Anal Staircase") there's some indelibly weird acid house cuts ("First Dark Ride", "Further Back and Faster", "A.Y.O.R.") that some might find disagreeable, as well as some more subdued instrumental cuts that are nonetheless too dirty and disturbed for the spooky, blue-tinged Voice of Silver ("Red Skeletons", "First Five Minutes After Violent Death") and then there's "Blue Rats", which is almost synth-pop.

While it doesn't cover everything, this is as perfect a primer to Coil as I've found. It gives a good impression of the weird, dark, cultish sensibility of the band.

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This 2-CD set is a widely available reissue of two Russian collections released by Feelee in 2001: A Guide for Beginners -- The Voice of Silver and A Guide for Finishers -- A Hair of Gold. Only two of the 20 tracks, "A Cold Cell," and "A.Y.O.R.," were previously unavailable at the time ("A Cold Cell" soon turned up on The Wire Tapper, Vol. 6 released by the British magazine The Wire), although some were a bit hard to find. Seasoned fans will feel the repetition (after all, this is not the first Coil "best of" to hit the stores) but newcomers will be treated to a first-class tour of John Balance and Peter Christopherson's realm. Disc one focuses on ambient tracks, the melodic, murmuring, slightly frightening kind Coil do so well. It draws heavily on the two volumes of Musick to Play in the Dark (including the grippingly beautiful "Batwings"), but also goes back to early efforts like Scatology ("At the Heart of It All") and Horse Rotovator ("Amethyst Deceivers"). Disc two presents the flip side, throwing together more aggressive, noise-based pieces that are often upbeat. The rough industrial stance of "Panic," "The Anal Staircase," "Solar Lodge," and the like, make this disc more difficult to listen to, if only because it leaves little chance to breathe. The set concludes marvelously with "The First Five Minutes After Violent Death." Every fan will have one of his or her favorite tracks missing, but the casual listener will find in The Golden Hair With a Voice of Silver the perfect place to start. There is one downside to this collection though: the total lack of liner notes means that you will have to plough your way through the All-Music Guide database to find where each track was taken from.


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Coil - Ape of Naples / The New Backwards LP

The very last Coil album is, perhaps ironically, the best entry point for neophytes into Coil's cohesive works. Made over the course of nearly a decade, The Ape of Naples marked what would have been a progression of Coil's sound further away from the abrasive industrial noise of their early career, deeper into electro-acoustic composition in the band's middle age. The Ape of Naples is a beautiful record, a far cry from the glitch experimentation of albums like Constant Shallowness Leads to Evil, released only a few years prior to this album. There's always a sadness hanging at the edges of the music, perhaps informed by but not entirely because of the circumstances of the band at the time of release.

The material here is made up of some new material and live favorites but also many revisions of past songs and demos, some drastic some not, but all good. "The Last Amethyst Deceiver" strips away the original version's digital sheen in favor of a more organic feel, to the song's benefit. "It's In My Blood" slows down the acid house gatecrasher "A.Y.O.R." to a pulsing crawl, and "Cold Cell" likewise stretches its namesake out, making it more plaintive. "Heaven's Blade" takes its name from a song recorded during Coil's time working with Trent Reznor, but is otherwise unrecognizable, a woozy piece of post-industrial groove music (it's a good song but truth be told, I favor the original) My favorite track is probably "Triple Suns", which as versions of the song goes is indeed criminally short, but the mixing is incredible. And then there's the epic closer "Going Up", which is an incredibly sad rendition of the song, befitting its status as the last song Jhonn Balance ever performed. The only song I don't personally like is the Gallic and sort-of-cartoonish-to-my-ears "Tattooed Man". But a lot of people really seem to love that song, and even as I dislike it doesn't detract from the sad brilliance of this album.

The New Backwards LP is the most recent and possibly last Coil release even as it isn't really a proper album, per se. It was an extra LP bundled with a vinyl edition of Ape of Naples (a record store near me has a mint condition copy and Christ I want it) It's made up of finished versions of demos created during Coil's aforementioned studio time with Trent Reznor, and they're a bit harder-edged than the often-delicate cuts from The Ape of Naples, drawing more from Coil's past forays into acid house. Most of them are muscular instrumental pieces (the average song length is 6-8 minutes) but Jhonn Balance contributes a shamanistic vocal performance on "Nature is a Language". Aside from that track, there are two I really love - "Careful What You Wish For", which features a sinisterly altered vocal sample and some interesting programming, and particularly "Princess Margaret's Man in the D'Jamalfna", which features evocative strings and brass, and guitar over a propulsive rhythmic loop. As a gestalt unit it doesn't work quite as well as Ape of Naples, but it certainly comes from the same space as that album, and they compliment each other well.

Actually in researching New Backwards on Discogs it appears that there's a CD release with other unreleased songs. I'll have to track it down!

Quote from: Stylus Magazine
It’s perhaps unavoidable, but every single phrase here comes steeped in prophecy; every melody line leads the listener inwards towards reflection. The first line of opener “Fire of the Mind”: “Does death come alone or with eager reinforcements?” Its chapel-organ-like tones bring an immediate air of finality, hanging heavy over this final Coil studio album. Ian Johnstone’s gorgeously funereal white card packaging, striking photographs, and his stark cover artwork (which is either an angry ape or a figure post-castration, depending on which way you look at it) gives a quiet, contemplative, eerie, peace to the contents, which veer from maniacal lunacy to spiritual deliberation.

It’s unclear what the late Jhonn Balance’s completed vision would have been for the posthumous The Ape of Naples, and this album is a gathering of unreleased work from his last days and earlier material culled from uncompleted sessions. It was an odd combination of Balance’s deterioration, Promethean genius, and human warmth that made him one of the most unique frontmen ever; this LP stands as a testament to those qualities. There’s something slightly peculiar about the album in that at times Balance doesn’t seem fully visible even when he’s in full voice. On several occasions, his vocals sound somewhat shrouded. Is there lassitude in Balance’s voice, or is there a purposeful remoteness on the performances of “Triple Sun” and “Amber Rain”? Or is it just the hindsight of what happened investing his vocals with foresight?

Some of the material here will be familiar to Coil fans from live releases and gigs, and “The Last Amethyst Deceiver” (as near an official Coil classic as its possible to get), “Triple Sun” (the version here is criminally short but elegantly detailed) and “Teenage Lightning 2005” are already well known in Coil circles. But their place on this album and excellent production cannot be undervalued, as each helps to show Balance at his visionary best. The many Coil affiliates (Ossian Brown, Tom Edwards, Cliff Stapleton, Mike York, Danny Hyde, and Thighpaulsandra) that have helped Sleazy to realize these performances into gorgeously disturbed beds of music should receive praise, too; The Ape of Naples sounds truly out of time and delicately beautiful in places. The poise of electronic sounds and beats with warm live instrumentation (such as marimbas) gives the music a human heart, making the atmosphere of loss all the more conspicuous. “Tattooed Man”, either a song of love for his current partner or a piece of ugly self loathing, features a hurdy-gurdy, lending the track both a Gallic and sea-faring feel. How did these so-called Industrialists end up somewhere as charmingly sweet as here?

In contrast, they punch out a version of “Heaven’s Blade” that is as untethered, drugged, coherently dark, and deliciously vehement as anything they’ve done previously, even during their Ecstasy-overdosing era. A track from their aborted Backwards sessions at Trent Reznor’s Nothing Studios, this is a jilting, buzzing, jittery furrow which wolves whisper, swirl, and snarl around in hopes of fresh blood. Balance is slyly conspiratorial and loosely clings to the thin line between angelic transformation and madness; coupled with a magnificently understated backing track, this is likely to be seen as one of their pinnacles.

“I Don’t Get It” is creepily damaged, sounding like the unwinding of some sick child’s melted toy as organic twisted sounds bubble under the surface. Balance’s torn up, sped up, and fucked up vocals are cast into the mix without a thought for their malign influence on the sweet string and horn arrangements. Like some sleep-deprived remake of Randall and Hopkirk: Deceased, this foggy detective-thriller theme shows glimpses into a mangled psyche through the spitting, screaming, snarling Balance. The song attempts to pulse and strain under its own tight structures, but somehow remains in one piece to its creaking, rubber-gagged end.

His vocals also strain at the walls of sanity on “It’s In My Blood,” where his yodeling screams and elongated, tortured vowels manage to speak up for the whole asylum ward with the high pitched whine of the title. An oil drum beat, war horns, and Thighpaulsandra’s descending string derangements lead to an off-mic quip from Balance (“Is that enough, Sleaze?”), as if his howls were as normal to him as fish and chips.

Ending with one of the most unlikely songs for anyone to cover, never mind Coil, who’d of predicted the theme to UK cheesy camp sitcom Are you Being Served? being used for anything other than a UK Hip-Hop sample? “Going Up” takes the original’s theme and loops it under a slow waltz, turning it into a very gentle, tongue-in-cheek, open-armed welcome to Death. Balance’s words are dropped low into the mix and Francois Testory’s choirboy vocals are a prayer to the bric-a-brac of everyday life and the escape skywards.

This album catches Jhonn Balance’s many guises in amber and traps them for a generation of explorers to swallow, follow, and then take down their own path. As one of their most unmagikal-themed releases, there might have been commercial avenues for this album that will never be followed up. The summing up of twenty-three years of Coil will be left for the future’s sure-to-come “best of” collection; The Ape of Naples stands as one of their finest albums ever, making it all the more gutting that this is their last.


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Coil - Horse Rotorvator

Horse Rotorvator is Coil at the apex of their industrial-noise period, or at least it's as close as Coil got to what we normally think of as "industrial rock". It's an album that launched a hundred (a thousand is kind of pushing it) industrial-goth bands. The drum machine stomp of "Penetralia" sounds just like Ministry's Land of Rape and Honey yet it predates that particular watershed album by two years. This is Coil at their loudest, and according to Jhonn Balance at least the album's apocalyptic mood was largely informed by the horrific suffering that was being felt by Balance and Peter Christopherson's friends and the wider gay community that Coil was a part of, due to what was known at the time as GRID (Gay-related Immune Deficiency), now known as AIDS. The weird big band music of "Herald" is inspired by the Mexican Festival of the Dead (the reliably transgressive Balance sought to make Coil's "death album" celebratory, as well as mournful). Even at this early stage in Coil's career with all their blasts of abrasive industrial noise, they indulged their passion for folk music, as evidenced by the superb "Ostia (The Death of Pasolini)". Oddly enough the track known as "The First Five Minutes After Violent Death" on the A Golden Hair With a Voice of Silver compilation is identified here as "Ravenous" (the mix is slightly different as well) while a spoken-word piece is labeled as "The First Five Minutes After Death", which is somewhat confusing. An important album, and a good one if you're any fan of industrial music in general. Otherwise it might be more difficult to get into.

Quote from: Allmusic (4.5/5)
The title Horse Rotorvator is explained in the liner notes as a device large enough to "plough up the waiting world," created from the bones of the horses of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The Bay City RollersBalance shares the same haggard, mystic vocal delivery common to fellow explorers of the edge like David Tibet and Edward Ka-Spel, but he has his own blasted and burnt touch to it all. His lyrical subjects range from emotional extremism of many kinds to blunt, often homoerotic imagery (matched at points in the artwork and packaging) and meditations on death. As a result the cover of Leonard Cohen's "Who by Fire" isn't as surprising as one might think. Past guest Marc AlmondAlmond's then-musical partner Billy McGee, adding a haunting, sometimes grating, string arrangement to "Ostia," which is about the murder of radical Italian filmmaker Pasolini, and Clint Ruin, aka Foetus, adding his typically warped brass touches to "Circles of Mania." Paul Vaughan narrates the lyrics on "The Golden Section," creating a stunning piece that in its combination of demonic imagery and sweeping, cinematic arrangements holds a common ground with In the Nursery. All the guests help contribute to the album's overall effect, but this is Coil's own vision above all else, eschewing easy cliches on all fronts to create unnerving, never easily digested invocations of musical power.

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Coil - Musick to Play in the Dark Vols. 1 and 2

Recorded in 1999 towards the beginning of Coil's foray into slower, darker mood music (the actual genesis of the shift in sound was the Equinox series, which I'll be getting to soon), Musick to Play in the Dark is more or less what it says on the label. Many of the songs on the subdued first disc of The Golden Hair With a Voice of Silver came from these two albums, but they take on a different feel in their original context, probably because for that compilation they chose the songs that were the least creepy.


The production style for much of the music here is very minimal with lots of reverb, giving the sense of a vast emptiness which Coil uses very well. The music has a hazy, dreamlike quality to it (be it the pitch-shifted samples under the piano dirge of "Ether", or the bass drone of "Broccoli", or the percussive pops of "Strange Birds") and more often than not it is deeply, deeply unsettling. Jhonn Balance repeating one word over and over on "Something" is the least of what it takes to make me uncomfortable, and when Balance whispers menacingly "One day your eggs are going to hatch" on "Strange Birds", you feel like you want to be nowhere nearby when that happens. Nonetheless, this is a very enjoyable album, replete with the songcraft of Coil's later works (this is the second Coil album Thighpaulsandra contributed to). Just do yourself a favor and leave the lights on when you listen.

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At the end of its initial phase of operation, Coil had taken its music to a somewhat logical endpoint, a frigid coda where its jarring, industrial phase split between a love/sex/drug fascination and the hollow ring of metal-on-metal collision. Though traditional song structures and melodies shot through the underbelly of their most memorable work (anyone remembering their take on “Tainted Love,” Marc Almond inclusive, will have a hard time denying this charge), Coil thrived on the lurid dreams of the willing set against the chilling actualities of life itself. Our bodies begin and end at discrete points, in temporal, physical, and metaphysical situations, and the weight of this burden strikes a minor, ceaseless chord that resonates throughout Coil’s music.

Originally released around the turn of the millennium, Musick to Play in the Dark featured a restarted Coil at bay, with original members John (later Jhonn) Balance (R.I.P.) and Peter Christopherson joined by synthesist/bassist Thighpaulsandra, and Drew McDowall (replaced by Rose McDowall on the second volume). These are long-form works, collections of mood pieces in several modes, and what’s interesting (and somewhat predictable) is that the patience displayed while shifting in between these modes creates a tension and space that feels … almost removed from music by a step, as if the performance decided to slowly back away from Coil at a respectful, totality-fearing distance (or maybe it was the psychic force of their music that pushed it all back).

Musick the first peaks early on, with the Delia Derbyshire-esque sweep of the excellently-titled “Red Birds Will Fly Out of the East and Destroy Paris in a Night,” but does not sacrifice its ability to intone fear into the audience’s minds, as it does on the seemingly innocent “Broccoli,” its lyrical ramblings holding themselves in the round, turning from absurd to ghoulish as the track drones onward, pitched-down choruses adding to the overall effect. Vol. 2 is its own work entirely, more focused on a set of instrumentation and style that is smaller in scope than on the first volume. Tweaky, inner-ear synth squelch glides icily along its requisite sine waves, Balance’s vocals at first obscured by vocoding and electronic pincers but eventually ebbing back into its deep, reverberating pall. Even somewhat uplifting moments, such as the jumping-jack rhythms of “Paranoid Inlay,” collapse into interminable darkness given a few minutes of runtime. The bulk of what’s left is unreasonably cold, alone, and deadly serious, from the elegant piano tumble of “Ether” to the surgically imprecise puddle of “Where Are You?” leading into the album closer “Batwings (A Limnal Hymn),” a tour-de-force of Guignol imagery and the almost unavoidable, mantra-like denouement amidst electronic cycling and dulcet tones.

Not easy listening here, mind you, but then again, Coil never was. These records don’t merely deserve a full and unimpeded attention span; they require their own environments. Candlelight, blackout shades, red wine and intoxicants of choice are their demands. Anything less and you might laugh. You might still laugh on first listen. It’s just your nerves trying to avoid the inevitable. Listen again, until the cold, humid dusk of their finest hours truly sink in.

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Coil - ...And the Ambulance Died in his Arms

Recorded at Coil's performance at All Tomorrow's Parties in 2003, ...And the Ambulance Died In His Arms is a high-quality capture of Coil live and unusually improvisational. Performing at the time with Jhonn Balance on vocals, Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson on sequencers, Thighpaulsandra on synthesizers (he also mastered the album) and Tom Edwards on Marimba, the set consisted of 4 songs, 2 of which are, as far as I can tell, unreleased. The extended reworking of "The Dreamer Is Still Asleep" sports Jhonn Balance's occult-flavored chanting (he's clearly tripping on something and greatly enjoying himself). The best thing about this album are the two long versions of "Triple Suns", which would later show up on The Ape of Naples. The first is an instrumental, meant as a sort of introductory song for the band. The second version (which clocks in at a whopping 14 minutes) features a vocal turn from Balance. As subdued as live Coil gets. Great stuff.

Quote from: Stylus Magazine (B+)
Performed, recorded, conceived, and titled before Coil founder / vocalist Jhonn Balance’s untimely accidental death in late 2004, this 2003 concert captures Coil in another of their various live incarnations. This recording sees the bearded Balance in his final incarnation as an Edwardian / Gallifreyan gentleman; the greatest Doctor Who we never had. As with much of Coil’s work out of the post-Industrial shadow, he seems somewhat out of time, coming across variously as scrambled, disassociated but always polite and erudite. He even takes time out to offer sensible advice on jam making before varispeeding his own voice and intoning word associations and eerie rhymes on the set’s closing track.

When Balance comments at the crowd’s request for more volume that “excess makes the heart grow fonder” he makes a valid point. As much as the band were / are loved for their music, his taste for altered states sometimes made him a poster boy for those who get their vicarious thrills through others’ cultural, chemical, and societal barrier testing. As with many artists’ posthumous releases, …and the Ambulance Died in his arms is invested with sadness—the darker, lonelier sections of sound seemingly portentous of his early passing. Balance’s parting comment (“Enjoy the rest of the day”) may have been a polite farewell from the stage at the time; now it’s advice for life.

Playing a set of (at this time still) unreleased songs, with the exception of closer “The Dreamer is Still Asleep,” Coil unfurl a dark phosphorus sound which slips insect chatter amongst the drones. Along with a few other tracks “Snow Falls into Military Temples,” suffers from an unwelcome overexposure of intrusive xylophone, but retains a heavy atmosphere with unsteady waves despite the boneshaker melodies. The crash and clatter of Sleazy and Thighpaulsandra’s digital banging provides an unstable bed for Balance’s wordless invocations which are part Knights of Nee part Samoan Rugby player part Diamanda Galás yelping. Where other vocalists search and find their voice Balance seemed happier investigating his voice, remaining open to experience and other less conservative singing styles. The piece’s title merges with the sonic static like a snow drift across the mind’s eye creating images of decayed crumbling armed forces bunkers.

The John Carpenter themed instrumental introduction piece “Triple Sun Introduction” is revisited with a vocal version entitled “Triple Sons And The One You Bury” which sounds a lot warmer as a result. The release’s centrepiece, however, is the sinister “A Slip in the Marylebone Road” which twists the tale of a fall in the street into the threads of a descent into mental illness. The building narrative progresses through ill-omened and distorted imagery of horses ill in a hospital and gaping splits in reality. The music reflects this loosening grip on the existing world as it’s pulled and pixelated along struggling to maintain the circling beat pattern and mini-pulses.

With this live performance Coil manage and manipulate their environment, in this case a cheesy holiday camp setting, fashioning their own rip in reality for over an hour. Since you won’t be catching them live again, this is a must-have document.

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Coil - Love's Secret Domain

Marking the period between the gothy industrial of the 80's and the spooky organic sounds of the band's latter days, the 1991 album Love's Secret Domain finds Coil following their muse into the realm of dance music, specifically the harsh tones of acid house and a certain hypnotic strain of techno, with the straight-ahead dance jams of "The Snow" and "Windowpane". Sleazy attributed this change to the still-present threat of AIDS, which led young gay men to clubs to dance under the influence of drugs instead of having the promiscuous sex they otherwise would be enjoying.


However it wouldn't be much of a Coil album without a bit of dissonant adventure, with tracks like "Chaostrophy" and "Titan Arch" filling that niche quite nicely, or neo-folk, here represented by three different versions of "Teenage Lightning" (1, 2 and "Lorca not Orca"), which would find itself again in yet different form on Coil's last album. Along with Horse Rotorvator, considered one of Coil's best albums.

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Post by: KvP on 18 Jan 2010, 00:31
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Can't seem to find outside opinions on these! Oh well. This series of 4 EPs intended to be released at their eponymous times in 1998-1999 show Jhonn Balance's persistent fascination with mysticism and paganism, without becoming overbearing or self-conscious. Even without the occult angle the EPs are still fascinating to listen to.

The four EPs are rather distinctive in their sound, but Autumn Equinox is the breakthrough. "Amethyst Deceivers" became a live favorite and was reworked for Ape of Naples, but the EP is simpatico to Musick to Play in the Dark, which would be released the following year.

Spring Equinox is another EP with a similar sound to its Autumnal counterpart, but the music is more soothing than unsettling, the first part sliding along on a droning organ line and the second adding an emotive viola melody. It's probably my favorite of the four (I don't want to let on just how much of a geek I am, but Spring Equinox went perfectly as a soundtrack to running around in Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind).

The other two EPs, Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice, are more in line with Coil's preceding records, retaining a dark, grimy industrial feel, but there are tracks that ably straddle the line between drone and industrial - "A White Rainbow", which in tone is very similar to the Equinox EPs, and "Summer Substructures", which is a prime piece of Coil mysticism, added by the same bewitching (sometimes overbearing) electric viola that graced Spring Equinox.

Taken together, these works do a good job of demarcating the transition from their more industrial-noise and -techno period in the mid 90's into the more drone-oriented period that would follow in Musick to Play in the Dark and the various instrumental albums (Queens of the Circulating Library, Constant Shallowness Leads to Evil, etc.) that came about as a result of Thighpaulsandra's induction into the group. Challenging, but very rewarding.

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Coil - Black Gold & Backwards Compilations

On the last day of Coil week I figured I'd throw out the two best of the numerous "unofficial" collections of unreleased Coil material. Both Black Gold and Backwards are largely composed of material that would later become Ape of Naples, although most tracks are in vastly different forms than what they would soon be. "Heaven's Blade" here is a heady instrumental completely different from (and far superior to, in my opinion) its Ape of Naples counterpart. "Spastiche" would later be renamed "I Don't Get It", and "It's In My Blood" is here in its original form, "In My Blood" (elsewhere it's called "A.Y.O.R.") "Egyptian Basses" would later be modified into the more lush "Princess Margaret's Man in the D'Jamalfna", although the cut-up vocal sample here has its own spooky pull.

Black Gold also has numerous original songs and remixes from before the Backwards sessions were recorded, many of them from obscure vinyl releases only available to those who knew Coil personally. Three songs in particular are really good - "Theme from Gay Men's Guide to Safer Sex" is a sonic departure for Coil that's unlikely anything else in their catalogue. It's a shame that the rip is so low quality. "Blue Theme (Alternate Version)" takes Coil's unusually rave-y theme and adds a bit of sublime surrealist poetry on top of it (I think it's William S. Burroughs, but I'm not sure). "Assassins of Hakim Bey" is worth having for its title alone, but the weird synth sequence and the sitar drones make it another peculiar but welcome foray into undiscovered sonic territory for Coil that is bewitching instead of dissonant and difficult.

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Backwards was a studio bootleg recording by Coil. The origin of the source of "Backwards" is believed to have been a leak of the studio demo, in the form of a cassette. However, the entire demo was broadcast when Dutch Radio4, a radio station in Amsterdam, had Coil as in studio guests to coincide with a live performance on the date of 2001 June 01. The program was broadcasted on 2001 June 18 and a four disc CD-R set of the entire broadcast, made by the radio station, was released in an unknown quantity as Dutch Radio4 Supplement. Although part of the proposed album was eventually released as The Ape Of Naples, the material is so augmented that there are very few recognizable samples.

The album was the proposed release on Trent Reznor's former label Nothing Records. However, the release was continuously put off. The Ape Of Naples is considered to be the reincarnation of this demo as it features completely reworked versions of "Heaven's Blade", "A.Y.O.R.", and other songs that are believed to have been originally created around the time of Backwards. "Simenon" and "Bee Has Photos" are built largely on the foundation of the song "Protection" which was released on the single Born Again Pagans.

"Bee Has Photos" and "Eqyptian Basses" are not considered to be officially part of this bootleg as they were released as part of the Songs of the Week download series and not on the supposed original demo. However the version from Songs of the Week is an alternate version, much shorter in length.

On the live Coil album, Live Three, a song called "Backwards" is performed. This song is an incarnation of the songs "Simenon" and "Bee Has Photos".

This bootleg comprises the material for an album with several proposed titles, such as "International Dark Skies", "God Please Fuck My Mind For Good", "Fire Of The Mix", "The World Ended A Long Time Ago" and "Backwards". Other proposed titles are also possibly referenced by this material.

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Thighpaulsandra - I, Thighpaulsandra

The first of three extra Coil-related albums is a solo effort from latter-day Coil member Thighpaulsandra, a classically trained musician (from an accomplished family of musicians) who's probably best known as a key player in acclaimed rock band Spiritualized from 1998 to 2008. Thighpaulsandra joined Coil at around the same time he joined Spiritualized, and his sensibility is all over their later records, particularly when they made forays into drone.


I, Thighpaulsandra is not a drone record, however long the tracks may be (the album fits on two CDs but is just 11 tracks long) but it is deeply weird in the best Coil tradition, and frequently thrilling. Thighpaulsandra draws from the sounds of all his day jobs here, with lots of odd electro-acoustic programming but also an affinity for live drums and electric guitar, as shown in the sprawling opener "Lycraland", and later in the glorious stoner metal of "Home Butt Club" and the straightforward Nine Inch Nails-y industrial rock of "We, The Descending". The highlight has to be "The Angelica Declaration", a weird balls-out rocker that recalls, of all things, Flipper's sludge-punk classic "Sex Bomb". Of course there are plenty of industrial-ambient tracks to round things out, with "Abuse Foundation IV", "Michel Publicity Window", and "Limping Across the Sky" all taking their cues from Thighpaulsandra's work with Coil. A surprisingly accessible record, for how insane it is.

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For years Thighpaulsandra has been an enigma. He's been Julian Cope's mohican haired keyboard player performing on most of the Arch Drude's output since Autogeddon. With Cope he formed the glambient supergroup Queen Elizabeth, filling their eponymous CD and subsequent Elizabeth Vagina CD with deep ambient drone. With Cope switching his attention to book writing Thighpaulsandra joined erstwhile Spacemen Three member Jason Pierce, in his space rock group, Spiritualized, initially as a replacement but now as a full-time member lending his keyboard wizardry to various Spiritualized releases including the Abbey Road EP and the Live at the Royal Albert Hall CD. He survived the Spiritualized schism and has contributed extensively to the forthcoming Spiritualized release with both his keyboard and orchestral scoring skills.

In 1998 he contributed to Coil's (at the time) ultra-limited Astral Disaster vinyl release. He forged an immediate psychic kinship with John Balance and as a result was invited, and duly accepted, John Balance's invitation to join Coil as their permanent fifth member. "Pentagrammatical. Complete," commented Balance. He's since recorded with Coil on the two volumes of the Musick To Play In The Dark series. Last year he debuted with Coil at their magnificent Time Machines performance at the Royal Festival Hall, London, as part of Julian Cope's Cornucopea event. The night before not one but three Thighpaulsandra's (work that one out) joined Queen Elizabeth to perform Temple of Diana.

On Eskaton, Coil's imprint, Thighpaulsandra released his debut EP, Some Head. Black Nurse unfolded through ambient drone, treated vocals, and touched upon world music in an almost 23 Skidoo fashion. Tudor Fruits, meanwhile, ranged from brass deconstruction, massed choirs to spoken words delivered in a random manner. Some Head was imaginative and confusing but gave scant indication of what to expect from I, Thighpaulsandra.

Encased in a lavish fold-out sleeve with a robed Thighpaulsandra brandishing a magickal wand on the cover, and an insert that curiously resembles Crowley's ,"Four Red Monks Carrying A Black Goat" is I, Thighpaulsandra. I, Thighpaulsandra is a sprawling double CD set bursting with inspiration, ideas and versatility. It eschews genre categorisation and is a testament to the imagination and musical dexterity of Thighpaulsandra.

A flickering guitar scale, and the operatic tones of his mother, Dorothy Lewis, opens the album amidst various tinkering tones and ambient drones. It's idiosyncratic, obtuse, and gives way to the rampant funk of The Angelica Declaration. With its abusive anarcho vocal over brass derangements and excited mellotron stabs it announces the arrival of Thighpaulsandra. It's followed by the electronic manipulations of Optical Black featuring a heavily processed John Balance vocal with oppressive keyboard flourishes, aggressive rhythms and deep bass. After the scratching/scraping strings, marimba and clarinet of Abuse Foundation IV, the first of several lengthy tracks appear. Opening with electro buzz it gradually seeps into the space rock of Michel Publicity Window, with funk guitar, bass throb and a Thighpaulsandra pop vocal (sounding not dissimilar to Cope) before dissolving in a haze of electro feedback.

Terrible opens the second disc with the sound of lapping water (recorded by Cyclobe's Simon Norris), a piano and, a moody melodic vocal. We The Descending is another 'out there' pop song, all keyboard beats, soaring guitar fuzz and the occasional bleating sheep. Perhaps the squealing acid rock of Home Butt Club is an oblique reference to the Butthole Surfers. It's certainly as warped. Nestled between is the otherworldly minimal vapour trail of Limping Across The Sky, a sole Thighpaulsandra composition - that originally appeared on the giveaway Cornucopea CD. It then dissolves into the cosmic jam of Beneath The Frozen Lake of Stars with Cope's doubleneck guitar, a theremin and a full-on rhythm section.

I, Thighpaulsandra straddles so many styles of music - experimental, krautrock, space rock, classical, jazz - but ultimately exists in its own universe. It's a shimmering kaleidoscope of sound, as unique as its creator. With Thighpaulsandra's use of Hammond Organ, Synthesizers, Vox Organ and such like it'll take a lifetime to unravel the layers of sound herein - that this review only hints at. Adventurous ears will delight in what Thighpaulsandra has created here, it is truly wonderful. There's little chance of there being a more adventurous CD all year. "A fanfare of trumpets herald my arrival," he boasts on The Angelica Declaration. Perhaps he's right.

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Threshold Houseboys Choir - Form Grows Rampant

The second Coil Week Bonus Round is the solo debut of Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, who along with Jhonn Balance was the only other permanent member of Coil. Christopherson is a living legend by this point, having more or less invented industrial music as a cofounder of art/noise freak-punks Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV.

Form Grows Rampant consists entirely of long-form instrumentals, most of which feature altered recordings of townsfolk that Sleazy recorded in the area of Thailand he calls home (even though he seems quite urbane and pleasant in interviews, I'm sure the implications of being called "Sleazy" and living in Thailand of all places are not lost on him) Christopherson's talents as a composer are considerable, despite his inability to actually play any instruments - he uses sequencers and transcribes melodies he comes up in his head by ear. Stylistically, Form Grows Rampant is very similar to Coil's last albums, particularly The New Backwards LP (which, if you wanted to be really technical about it, could be called a THBC album) and some of the rarer Coil songs (many of them on the Black Gold compilation) that had an odd jazzy vibe to them. It's hard to classify this sort of music - there's very little of the industrial noise sound Christopherson is credited with midwifing. One imagines that at this point  Like late Coil, it's mysterious, weird and often very pretty (Christopherson really seems to love melodic percussion, as marimba and xylophone are used often in his later Coil works and in his THBC albums. I happen to love it too.) Not bad for the purposes of ambiance, definitely enjoyable for home listening.

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"Choir" is a bit of a misnomer; the only voices on this recording are sampled and digitized. Still, if the literal existence of the choir is questionable, the pedigree of its conductor is not; The Threshold HouseBoys Choir is the new project of Coil co-founder Peter Christopherson, and marks his first new work since the 2004 death of former partner Jhonn Balance. It's hard not to draw comparisons. The arrangements on Form Grows Rampant, especially the use of marimba on "A Time of Happening" and sustained hurdy-gurdy on "As Doors Open into Space," recall the understated majesty of late-period Coil; on a less concrete level, so does Christopherson's uncanny ability to wring a deep sense of bittersweetness from seemingly simple synth arpeggios. The Threshold HouseBoys Choir is its own animal, though; make no mistake of that. An essential part of Coil - Balance's voice - is unmistakably absent, and in its place, exotic chants, ranging from the buzzy, psychedelic monotone to ethereal operatics. There's an obvious ethnic vibe, inspired by Christopherson's new home in Thailand, but this isn't world music by any stretch of the imagination. Form Grows Rampant was originally created as a film soundtrack, not an independent music piece, and it's when the accompanying DVD is viewed that the scope of Christopherson's achievement becomes apparent. Christopherson shot the video footage at the Vegetarian Festival - which has a lot fewer tofu products and a lot more extreme body piercings and self-mutilation than you might expect - in southern Thailand's Krabi Town, and despite the seeming violence of the flagellated bodies, pierced cheeks, and razor-sliced tongues, there's a sense of tranquility in the imagery that's brought out by the gentle bass lines and airy piano chords. Rather than portraying the brutality of the rituals as seen by outsiders, Christopherson's music brings the viewer into the heightened consciousness of the ritual participants. Form Grows Rampant is beautiful; even people that ordinarily shy away from experimental music can appreciate these gentle bass thrums and otherworldly religious chants. Perhaps more valuable though, is this work's ability to communicate to the listener some small sense of that transcendence which inspired it.

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Threshold Houseboys Choir - Amulet Edition

Our final Coil Week Bonus Round is the second and presumably last Peter Christopherson solo album (in 2009 he announced that he was retiring Threshold Houseboys Choir to refocus on Industrial Records and the reconstituted Throbbing Gristle), which is a shame, as it's some of the best work Sleazy's ever done. Amulet Edition is a refinement of the sensibility established by Form Grows Rampant, with many of the same elements - digitally manipulated string samples and recordings of Thai peasants set to music. Christopherson gets more lithe with every release, and many of these songs are outright pretty - "Ikoreek", with its keys, double bass, and manipulated strings / samples, conveys an immense sadness, while "The Hangman's Ball", with its vocoded chant and consistent rhythm, wouldn't sound out of place on some upstart's Warp debut. "Distonto" is a more straightforward throwback to Coil, specifically the cold gothic tones of Musick to Play in the Dark. And "As X is to Geff" succeeds primarily on the tunefulness of its treated vocal recording and odd, twangy guitar. A remarkably assured release, and as melodically rich as anything Sleazy's ever had a hand in.

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The set looks pretty special; the four 3” CD-Rs are enclosed in a clear, plastic amulet with a gold band holding the container closed. Also inside is a small, signed piece of paper with the tracklisting and a sticker. A black velvet-like bag keeps the whole thing safely snug. Once I had pried the amulet open and had a listen, I was immediately impressed. While the note with the set clearly states that these are sketches for a new soundtrack Christopherson is working on for a film he intends to shoot about temple tattooing in Thailand, the pieces hang together particularly well.

Overall, Christopherson has continued with the post-Industrial exotica style (to borrow a phrase from Jonathan Dean’s review of the first album) but things are less hectic here. The mutated Thai boys’ voices are again a key feature and Christopherson’s beloved string samples make another appearance but a far calmer course has been taken by this choir. Of course, it is impossible not to compare Christopherson’s current work with the music of Coil and fans of Coil will not be disappointed in his current direction. There are nods to Coil classics, the mood is similar in vein to the Musick to Play in the Dark albums and "Distonto" on the fourth disc is very much reminiscent of “Chaostrophy” (on Love’s Secret Domain). The strings and liquid, nocturnal mood capture the same nightly essence of the LSD album.

However, it would be a mistake to simply write off The Threshold HouseBoys Choir as Coil Mk.2. Christopherson is clearly being affected by his new life in Thailand and this shows in the music. This collection and the Form Grows Rampant album have a far more languid and tropical vibe to them compared to the pastoral and urban directions that Coil went in (and I get the feeling that Christoherson’s exotic side is tempered in SoiSong by Ivan Pavlov’s colder approach to music). What is most striking about this music is the joy that shines through it. “The Hangman’s Ball” starts off as being quite restrained in tone but before long a powerful and undeniably ecstatic trumpet erupts from the heavens (albeit the trumpet sounds programmed but the sentiments still ring true).

Although initially only available at the Brainwaves festival, a further 155 copies are to be made available online for those unfortunate souls who missed out on a rather extraordinary live performance by Christopherson. Those despairing of the limited numbers can take solace in the fact that this music is intended to be finished and (by my reckoning) most likely will appear in a similar fashion to Form Grows Rampant. Completists can head over to the Threshold House store and start hitting the F5 key now...

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Post by: JD on 18 Jan 2010, 00:41
Coil - Ape of Naples

Error
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Post by: KvP on 18 Jan 2010, 00:43
fxd.
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Post by: Kai on 18 Jan 2010, 19:59
Thank you so much for the Coil megaposts. I'm familiar with a certain degree of their work, but I haven't heard a good deal of this, and having your personal little take on a lot of it was rather intriguing.
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Post by: valley_parade on 19 Jan 2010, 08:45
Jay Reatard tribute post!

Terror Visions - World of Shit

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Final Solutions - Songs By Solutions

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Post by: JD on 19 Jan 2010, 08:52
Marnie Stern - In Advance of the Broken Arm

This owns.

No doubt.
Why is it called indie rock though
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Post by: Fifle on 19 Jan 2010, 09:07
alright here we go. i don't think this has been posted before.
some old boris great with a little added merzbow awesome.

Boris w/Merzbow
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Post by: valley_parade on 19 Jan 2010, 09:11
(it's called "Rock Dream" and it's a live album, btw. I've got the 3xLP version...muy excellente.)
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 19 Jan 2010, 10:51
Man Man - The Man in the Blue Turban with a Face

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IT'S THE BEST FUCKING ALBUM EVER MADE, YOU CUNTS
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Post by: JD on 19 Jan 2010, 11:06
I dunno man, Rabbit Habits is pretty good.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 19 Jan 2010, 11:20
No doubt about it. Rabbit Habits has three or four of my favorite songs by ANYBODY on it. But as a whole album, an experience, if you will, The Man in the Blue Turban does it for me every time.
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Post by: Fifle on 19 Jan 2010, 15:21
mmkay, this first piece is a rather interesting bit of ambient excellence and the second has
probably been posted at some point but nobody wants to sift through all the shit to get to
it so lets dive right in.

The Holy See - Fucking Physics
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Post by: scarred on 19 Jan 2010, 16:13
Man Man - The Man in the Blue Turban with a Face

oh tits yes
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Post by: nickeemo on 19 Jan 2010, 18:00
oh hey oh hey oh HEY everyone! I was just wondering if anyone knew where I could perhaps purchase The Unicorns merch, specifically a t-shirt. I've been looking for a bit yet can't seem to find one. I miss them a lot.
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Post by: sean on 19 Jan 2010, 18:25
1. cop silk screener
2. cop blank t shirt
3. silk screen yr shirt
4. profit
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Post by: Orcusmars on 19 Jan 2010, 19:21
oh hey oh hey oh HEY everyone! I was just wondering if anyone knew where I could perhaps purchase The Unicorns merch, specifically a t-shirt. I've been looking for a bit yet can't seem to find one. I miss them a lot.

ask http://www.secretunicornsforum.com/
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Post by: nickeemo on 19 Jan 2010, 20:32
after perusing the secret unicorn site, I've realized that if I want a Unicorns short I need to either silk screen one myself or buy one off somebody. Since I'm fairly confident any attempts at silk screening or iron ons will end only in pain and long sobs in the bathtub, does anyone have a shirt with any design (I'm desperate here) in mens, size L or XL?
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Post by: JD on 19 Jan 2010, 20:36
I like to think this shirt is the unofficial band shirt.

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Post by: scarred on 19 Jan 2010, 20:43
i love that shirt
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Post by: GnarlsBroccoli on 19 Jan 2010, 23:28
How can hip hop be dead if Wu Tang is forever?

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Wu Tang acapellas over beats made with samples of Beatles songs. Produced by Tom Caruana
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Post by: Zingoleb on 20 Jan 2010, 00:08
I like to think this shirt is the unofficial band shirt.

Unicorn: Sexin' Unicorn

hahaha

oh god wow

I am wearing that shirt right now
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 20 Jan 2010, 08:17
How can hip hop be dead if Wu Tang is forever?

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This is actually really good. Surprising, as a lot of these remixes blow but this is very well done.
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Post by: JD on 20 Jan 2010, 11:48
I like to think this shirt is the unofficial band shirt.

Unicorn: Sexin' Unicorn

hahaha

oh god wow

I am wearing that shirt right now

Me too! People started thinking I'm guy because I own it, which was unexpected.
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Post by: scarred on 20 Jan 2010, 12:34
I already think you're guy.
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Post by: Orcusmars on 20 Jan 2010, 14:55
I already think you're guy.

Srsly. Dude's guy as hell.
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Post by: JD on 20 Jan 2010, 15:50
Hilarious typo is hilarious
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Post by: JD on 20 Jan 2010, 16:50
Fake Problems - It's Great To Be Alive[2009]
Genre: Some songs are punky, some are folky
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Post by: smack that isaiah on 20 Jan 2010, 18:05
That was a really good song.  And cool music video, too.  I'll be downloading this next chance I get (spring break.  Damn, my school stays in session w/o break for long periods of time).  Thanks
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Post by: medicatesleep on 20 Jan 2010, 19:58
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The Jesus and Mary Chain - Hate Rock 'n' Roll (1995)
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Back when rock n roll used to actually rock, there was this little band from Scotland that briefly kicked the world in the balls. I'm sure the majority of you have Psychocandy and define the bands sound by that album, but that's a shortcut to thinking. "Hate Rock 'n' Roll" has that really fuzzy yet slick Albini-esque 90's production. Some of their best work IMO.

Fans of Dinosaur Jr, Failure, Guided By Voices and Oasis
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Post by: Zingoleb on 20 Jan 2010, 22:00
This is a local-ish band that I love to pieces. The singer signed my forehead! The bassist signed my CD. We all hung out. Good times were had.

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Penny Whiskey - Half-Corked
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So I really doubt there's going to be a review of this so I'm not bothering to look. I'm not a great reviewer, so I'll just put it simply - the band's very folky, very down to earth. This album has some traditional songs on it, as well as some originals, and one terrible joke. Some of the songs are downright hilarious, some are serious, and one in particular (White Hare of Howden) is downright haunting. Ian Anderson approves of this band, or at least that's what Kirk told me.

1. The Fox
2. Another Irish Drinking Song
3. Drunk for a Penny
4. Dirty Old Town
5. Such a Crime
6. Mary Ellen Carter
7. River
8. Battle of New Orleans
9. MTA
10. White Hare of Howden
11. Lord Scinta
12. Paul's Joke
13. Streets of London
14. Sacred Ground
15. Whiskey 'Fore Breakfast
16. Such a Crime (Radio Mix)

And if you like this, I can up an earlier incarnation of this band called Kilbrannan, which is who they were before they kicked out their guitarist for metalling up their folk.

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It is a wonderfully varied collection of Irish jigs and reels with some other less traditional but still lovely tunes mixed in.

Kim Robertson does a lovely harp piece called Molly on the Shore which has White Coral Bells hummed in the beginning - may sound unusual or even weird, but it really works and it ends up going through my head all day it is so lovely. There are some pieces by John Whelan included as well that get my toes tapping each time I listen to them. What I like best is that none of the songs sound repetitive with one another since there are various artists and music styles presented.


I also tried to upload Tea for the Tillerman but it pooped out on me so I'll do that lady.
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Rapeman was an American noise rock group founded in 1987 and disbanded in 1989. It consisted of Steve Albini (formerly of Big Black) on guitar and vocals, David Wm. Sims (formerly of Scratch Acid) on bass, and Rey Washam (formerly of Scratch Acid and Big Boys) on drums.


This is the first and only Rapeman album, included is also the Budd EP which has one of the best usage of the word "motherfucker" in recorded history.

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Post by: KvP on 21 Jan 2010, 02:49
I'm not even really going to try and review this. It is what it says on the label - 1.2 gigs or thereabouts of what Bleep considered the best music of 2009, and a lot of it is prety great. Something like 98% of it is at least electronica-leaning, and most of it is electronica of some sort - techno, house, dubstep, garage, italo, etc. If you're a indiefag, Animal Collective, Fuck Buttons, Klaxons, and Grizzly Bear ft. Michael "Fucking" McDonald all make appearances.

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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 21 Jan 2010, 03:32
Rapeman

Holy cow, I used to have this on vinyl (minus the EP) as I had a girlfriend through most of  88 until early 89 who was a huge Rapeman fan.  I haven't thought about this group in years.   I now have Rapeman and Tupleo Chain Sex songs stuck in my head and am wondering what the hell ever happened to that girl.

I am also wondering what happened to the vinyl.  I will be checking the garage later.
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Post by: Elk on 21 Jan 2010, 22:25
here's an album from a band started by some kids i go to school with - they're very folk-y/old time-y, and put on some of the best shows i've been to.  they're called The Dapper Cadavers and if you're in the portland, oregon area then you should try to see them live.

The Dapper Cadavers - The Fall of the Dapper Cadavers
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I've been looking for this album for months now, and all I can come up with is this damned dead mediafire link from an inactive user.

Did anyone here download this album, and could possibly up it for me. It's drivin' me mad.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 22 Jan 2010, 05:45
pantha du prince

this is quite ace. thanks!
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Post by: nufan on 22 Jan 2010, 07:09
OK so I went into my local record store today and came out with this:

Steve Reid - Odyssey Of The Oblong Square

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This is an (apparently) rare-until-recently release from Steve Reid, recorded in 1977. For those who don't know who Steve Reid is, he's a free jazz drummer that's played with some absolutely incredible artists, such as Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, James Brown and perhaps most notably and recently he's done a series of albums and tours with Four Tet.

As for the music, there aren't any reviews available so I'll try to explain it as best I can. If you've heard any free jazz before you'll have a rough idea of what to expect: twisting, polyrythmic grooves which lock in then collapse under their own weight several times in the course of the two - 16+ minute songs. Horns blowing themselves up to fuck, with other horns underneath providing backing and occasionally bubbling to the surface. This also features prominent congas and african percussion, adding a brilliant extra layer for Steve Reid to work off and making the music vaguely funky. There are parts that are almost danceable (almost), a first for any free jazz album I've heard (though I can't claim to be an expert). It has that sense of very talented musicians pushing themselves to the edge, occasionally spilling over but always eventually pulling it back in to a workable groove.

So yeah, I've listened to this a few times and it's pretty much fucking blown my brain to shit each time. Highly recommended.
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Post by: tractor trailer on 22 Jan 2010, 09:18
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Thighpaulsandra - I, Thighpaulsandra
disc 1 is corrupt.
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Post by: JD on 23 Jan 2010, 08:48
Trucker's Delight EP[2009]
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You're welcome
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Post by: JD on 23 Jan 2010, 08:58
Maybe I should upload their full album huh?
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Post by: Dimmukane on 23 Jan 2010, 09:33
dude that video
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Post by: JD on 23 Jan 2010, 13:08
Flairs - Sweat Symphony[2009]
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Also yeah Rapeman is awesome

Edit: Should mention trucker's delight is on here
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Post by: dancarter on 23 Jan 2010, 14:47
Cross-posting from the Industrial/Post-Industrial thread we have (sorry, it's not mediafire but megaipload.  hope that's okay.):
WaxTrax! Black Box: The First 13 Years (320kbps)

Anthology of the groups pertaining to Wax Trax! Records, from 1980 to 1993. This compilation commemorates the existence of its previous independent life to the purchase of its catalogue on the part of TVT Records.

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Disc One:
1.1 1000 Homo DJs - Supernaut (Trent Reznor Vocal Version) 
1.2 Revolting Cocks - No Devotion (LP Version) 
1.3 Revolting Cocks - Beers, Steers & Queers (12" Version) 
1.4 Sister Machine Gun - Addiction (LP Version)   
1.5 Excessive Force - Violent Peace (LP Version)
1.6 The Young Gods - Envoye (12" Version) 
1.7 Pailhead - I Will Refuse (12" Version) 
1.8 Lead Into Gold - Faster than Light (LP Version)
1.9 Front Line Assembly - Digital Tension (LP Version) 
1.10 Mussolini Headkick - Your God is Dead (LP Version) 
1.11 Greater Than One - Now is the Time (LP Version) 
1.12 Pig - Shit for Brains (LP Version) 
1.13 Peter Hope & Richard H. Kirk - Cop Out (LP Version) 1.14 Wreck - Atomic Dog (LP Version) 
1.15 Strike Under - Elephant's Graveyard (12" Version)

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Disc Two:
2.1 Chris Connelly - Stowaway (LP Version) 
2.2 Chris Connelly - Come Down Here (LP Version) 
2.3 Coil - Love's Secret Domain (LP Version) 
2.4 Coil - The Snow (Answers Come In Dreams II) 
2.5 Clock DVA - The Hacker (LP Version) 
2.6 KMFDM - Virus (12" Version) 
2.7 KMFDM - Godlike (12" Version) 
2.8 Ministry - Every Day (Is Halloween) (Original 12" Version) 
2.9 A Split Second - Rigor Mortis (LP Version) 
2.10 Foetus - Butterfly Potion (12" version) 
2.11 Doubting Thomas - Father Don't Cry (LP Version) 
2.12 Cyberaktif - Nothing Stays (LP Version) 
2.13 Controlled Bleeding - Words (Of The Dying) (LP Version) 
2.14 In The Nursery - Compulsion (LP Version)

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Disc Three:
3.1 PTP - Rubber Glove Seduction (12" Version)   
3.2 Acid Horse - No Name, No Slogan (12" Version)   
3.3 The KLF - What Time Is Love? (12" Version) 
3.4 Psykosonik - Silicon Jesus (Duality Mix) 
3.5 My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - Cuz It's Hot (12" Version) 
3.6 My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - Do You Fear (For Your Child) (LP Version) 
3.7 Laibach - Geburt Einer Nation (LP Version) 
3.8 Meat Beat Manifesto - God O.D. (EP Version) 
3.9 Fred Giannelli - Mindblower (EP Version) 
3.10 Psychic TV - I.C. Water (LP Version) 
3.11 Pankow - Me & My Ding Dong (LP Version) 
3.12 Divine - The Name Game (7" Version)

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Post by: KvP on 23 Jan 2010, 17:33
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Thighpaulsandra - I, Thighpaulsandra
disc 1 is corrupt.
I just downloaded and had no problems.
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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 23 Jan 2010, 18:20
Made Out of Babies- The Ruiner
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Noise rock/metal that is heavy and scary and sexy as hell.

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Julie Christmas has one of rock's most versatile voices. Technical range does not necessarily equal emotional range, and Christmas is one of a select few who have both. Like Björk, Jarboe, and Diamanda Galas, Christmas can plummet within seconds from sweet nothings to feral growls. Even at her lightest, she retains an edge. Her voice is tart and taut, and her screams feel more like inevitabilities than conscious extensions of range. Unlike her counterparts in heavy music, who often replicate male roles, Christmas' presence is quite feminine; Babes in Toyland's Kat Bjelland comes to mind.

A vocal instrument as magnificent as Christmas' requires a suitable context. She has had problems finding one. Her main band, Brooklyn's Made Out of Babies, has been hit-or-miss. At best, they coalesce into fearsome heavy metal thunder. At worst, they devolve into aimless, plodding sludge. Christmas' other band, Battle of Mice, often has the same problem. Battle of Mice's last record, A Day of Nights, was musically earnest, lyrically honest, and virtually unlistenable. Christmas' projects have tended to over-emphasize her voice's abrasive side.

The Ruiner is the first record that truly harnesses Christmas' range. This is because it's the first that truly harnesses Made Out of Babies' range. Due to time constraints, the band's writing process fractured, with members working individually or in small combinations. This produced their most varied, nuanced record to date. For the first time, Christmas has a backing palette with colors to match. Guitars unspool jangly curlicues; drums and bass joust with the suppleness of Jesus Lizard. "Stranger" dangles eerie dewdrops of melody over abstract chords. The song perches precariously between dark and light, as Christmas lashes it with throat-shredding howls. "Peew" likewise plays with balance. Wordless cooings course over chugging riffs, which burst open with punishing percussive flurries. "The Major" recasts Björk as a doom metal diva, while "Invisible Ink" is a tour de force of melisma and major thirds à la Trent Reznor.

Noise-rock and metal comprise much of The Ruiner, but it's really the heir to PJ Harvey's Rid of Me. That record's Led Zeppelin-esque bombast (recorded by Steve Albini, who also engineered The Ruiner's predecessor, Coward) appears here in big, boxy drums and Christmas' dramatic vocals. Like Harvey, she sings, screams, and seduces all at once. In "Cooker", the words "Run, run for your life" repeatedly erupt from her throat like napalm. They feel like something Charlie McGee might have said in Firestarter before she set the world alight.
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Post by: gospel on 23 Jan 2010, 18:59
VA - Crazy Heart OST
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From the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou to his work on the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss collaboration, T-Bone Burnett is the top producer for country and Americana “event” recordings. His latest event is the soundtrack for current awards show darling Crazy Heart, co-produced by the late Stephen Bruton.

The two movies couldn’t be more different, but the soundtracks have some striking similarities. Like the O Brother soundtrack, the songs here are split among classic recordings, originals from contemporary artists and a spattering of material performed by the actors themselves. Songs like “Hello Trouble” by Buck Owens, “My Baby’s Gone” by the Louvin Brothers and “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” are classics in every sense of the word and should be a part of any country fan’s library. Added to that are tracks from Townes Van Zandt, Sam Phillips and Lightning Hopkins to represent the Americana side of the music.

Ryan Bingham, who also appears in the movie, chips in a couple of songs. The bouncy “I Don’t Know” is probably the most instantly accessible song that Bingham has ever recorded. There are two versions of it, with Bingham’s version trumping Jeff Bridges’ more laid-back take. “The Weary Kind,” written with Burnett, is deservedly getting the most notice, and the amount of awards it’s received have all but guaranteed it an Oscar nomination for Best Song. Perfectly suited to Bingham’s gravelly voice, the song captures the life of the hard-living troubled soul that’s central to the movie. More importantly, it stands on its own as a moving ballad, independent of any movie.

The bulk of the songs are left up to the vocal abilities of Bridges as main character Bad Blake. Bridges–who does have an album under his belt–has a warm, gruff voice with a bit of a soulful tinge to it. He’s ably backed by a band that’s more Americana than mainstream country (When was the last time you heard an accordion on country radio?), but the songs like “Hold On You” and “Fallin’ & Flyin’” are so instantly catchy that they might have become hits in the Outlaw Era. Bridges does a solid job on them, but the overall success of his songs are due more to the quality of the songwriters and the band than the singer.

The biggest surprise on the album is that Colin Farrell, who gets a song and a half on the soundtrack, could be a country star if the whole actor/international sex symbol thing doesn’t work out for him. His performance on “Gone, Gone, Gone” is better than most of the songs released by actual country singers over the past year.

Bruton, who had made a name for himself as a musician, songwriter and singer, died after a long bout with cancer in 2009. He co-wrote most of the original songs along with Burnett and a few others. It’s a fitting finale for a career that stretched more than 40 years and hopefully will shed some light on a man who spent too much of his career flying under the radar.

The Magnetic Flowers - What We Talk About When We Talk About What We Talk About
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The Magnetic Flowers, who have to be near the top of nearly anyone’s list of best bands in Columbia, recently released their excellent second full-length, and in doing so raised the bar pretty damn high for the rest of this year’s releases.

The band plays a kinetic brand of literate indie pop with disparate folk, cabaret and psychedelic threads. Featuring a surfeit of talent in its four vocalist line-up (all of whom seem to pop up in the background, singing multiple parts, on pretty much every song) and the songwriting talents of Patrick Funk, Jared Pyritz and Adam Cullum, the group is nonetheless more than the sum of its parts. When playing together, their music seems to drip with endlessly layered melodies, hyper-literate wordplay and song structures that seem to positively burst from the seams.

The new record, entitled What We Talk About When We Talk About What We Talk About [a play on the title of a Raymond Carver short story collection], sees the band delivering on the promise of their debut in spades, with potent versions of songs that have already become staples of their live show.

Opening up with the tribal thump of the band’s twisted adaptation of the traditional “I’ll Fly Away,” this scratchy, rough-and-tumble introduction still manages to immediately capture the essence of what makes the group so great: Every vocalist contributes to the layered sing/shout-a-long, with words and melodies offset to give the listener the feel of a tumbling, shambolic free-form exercise that magically makes perfect musical sense. Later the band will come full circle in a inverted, lush reprisal of the opening cut.

The first original on the record and a highlight of the band’s recent live shows is “Southern Baptist Gothic,” which showcases Pyritz’s spitfire vocal style that has gradually emerged from its near-mimic of Conor Oberst to become an assured, unique presence in its own right. This track also establishes the sonic template from which most of the songs on the record are derived from: interlocking electric and acoustic guitars, integral walking bass lines from Albert Knuckley, and over top of it all, the hyper-melodic keyboard lines (or accordion parts) provided by Cullum. Drummer Evan Simmons has his hands full just trying to keep all his bandmates together, but he still manages to give each song the dynamic tug and pull that keeps the listener on the emotional journey of the singer. Although the song features a lyric-heavy stream-of-conscious narrative, its power comes from the sheer confidence Pyritz exudes on the mic and the seemingly effortless fills and pick-ups the entire band engage in as the song sways from fast to slow and low to high across its five minute running time.

Another highlight, and the soulful center of the record, is the emotionally wrought “Northern Lights,” a ballad that exquisitely captures the jumble of confused thoughts and concerns that make up the average twentysomething’s psyche. The song, centered around a few simple guitar chords and a mournful accordion melody, is a coming-of-age song pushed ahead ten years, addressing all of the insecurities, demands and questions that life holds once you are actually suppose to start living it. It’s a beautiful, touching anthem that has the power to strike a chord right in the heart of the band’s intended audience.

Another song of note, “Talk Talk Talk Talk,” is Cullum’s first turn at lead vocals for the band and where the record’s title is pulled from. Whereas Cullum rarely shows the kind of restraint and control of the two frontmen, but he makes up for it by putting his all into every lyric he utters, from breathless exhalations to uninhibited hollering. The song is allusion-heavy, with provocative twists on both T.S. Eliot and Raymond Carver and ironic name-checks of Donnie Darko and Charles Bukowski. The song is built on a jazz-like vamp that suits the poem-song approach the band takes with it. It aims to be a “Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” for the modern-day hipster set, and hits it fairly well on the nose.

The album ends with “Reprise,” a wholly different adaption and take-off of the gospel number of the beginning. The original take is the shortest and most minimalist song on the record, with the band sounding slightly unhinged. The reprisal is the longest and most sonically lush, with every vocalist aiming for their tenderest performance. Chants of “Hallelujah” are repeated over and over with the upmost sincerity. It is the perfect way to end this roller coaster of a record, with a band utterly at peace after the musical, lyrical and emotional twists and turns that precede it.

On the whole, this is an impressive record that clearly draws upon much of the national indie scene of the past ten or fifteen years, yet forges a unique identity for this seriously talented group. However you feel about the state of music, locally or nationally, you should feel proud to have a band like Magnetic Flowers making music in your town.
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Post by: smack that isaiah on 23 Jan 2010, 20:06
Made Out of Babies- The Ruiner

I've had this album for a while now, it is so good. 
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Post by: smack that isaiah on 24 Jan 2010, 12:14
Smackin' Isaiah - The Champagne of Bands... We Know Sexy
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The amazing melodic hardcore/punk rock band A Wilhelm Scream from New Bedford used to be known as Smackin' Isaiah.  This is one of the EPs they put out under that moniker before the 2003 change.  This is while they were still developing the wonderful sound they currently employ.
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Post by: JD on 24 Jan 2010, 12:22
Is that band where you got your name?
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Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 24 Jan 2010, 16:03
Smackin' Isaiah - The Champagne of Bands... We Know Sexy
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The amazing melodic hardcore/punk rock band A Wilhelm Scream from New Bedford used to be known as Smackin' Isaiah.  This is one of the EPs they put out under that moniker before the 2003 change.  This is while they were still developing the wonderful sound they currently employ.
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thank you sir!  a decent quality version of this is something i've been looking for for ages!  and btw, the songs on this are apparently outtakes from "the benefits of thinking out loud," or so i heard.
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Post by: smack that isaiah on 24 Jan 2010, 16:48
No problem.  But, It's actually not such good quality.

Is that band where you got your name?

Yes.  Yes it is.
And the little text-y thing under my pic is from a song on a later album from them after they changed their name.
My avatar is unrelated.
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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 24 Jan 2010, 19:33
And now for something completely different...

Seriously, one of the greatest rap albums of all time.  1991s O.G.  dropped at a transitional period in hip-hop. 

Yo! MTV Raps was busy exposing millions of suburban white kids to acts like N.W.A. every afternoon after school.  Hair metal and synth pop was dying, and no one was sure what was going to fill the void.  Faith No More,  Alice in Chains, and others were taking the music on the radio in a whole new direction.  For gods sake, there was a Public Enemy/Anthrax/Sister's of Mercy tour!   Nirvana's Nevermind and Pearl Jam's 10 didn't come out until late summer.  The summer that the first Lallapalooza tour kicked off.  Suddenly everybody went from being a Warrant fan, to a Rollin's Band fan.   Strange times indeed.  Though on the cusp on the grunge age, nobody knew what it would be that would claim the attention of that particular generation of American youth.  It came close to being Ice-T and his brand of rap.

Already  a well known emcee, O.G. really displays Ice's lyrical ability all the way through the album.  Still full of himself, still bragging about what a tough guy he is and how many women he's fucked, Ice also matures on this album and speaks intelligently about social injustice, about race relations, about abused children, and about how being in the ghetto isn't really all that great.  He also introduces Body Count to the world, which was a hell of a brave thing for him to do at that time, even if it ultimately wasn't so well executed.  (His cover of Black Flag's Police Story on a tribute album is brilliant.  But I digress...)

Really smart lyrics, with samples of Black Sabbath and Led Zepplin  mixed in with the standard James Brown/Funkadelic fare of the age, that show he's not nearly the one trick pony many of his contemporaries were/are.   

ICE-T   O.G.   Original Gangster.

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Post by: JD on 25 Jan 2010, 11:09
Made Out of Babies- The Ruiner

Awesome
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Post by: scarred on 25 Jan 2010, 16:44
The Alphabet - Scarlet Starlet [2009]

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The group formerly known as Pretty Balanced may have changed their name, but their music's still the same eclectic combination of classical instrumentation, vocals, and electronics. Led by Judith Shimer (of the Sneaky Mister), The Alphabet has crafted a crisp half-hour of an album, their most focused (and most accessible) yet.

I hesitate to compare them to any other artist, because doing so would imply a lack of originality not only on my part but on theirs. The fact that their closest musical relatives are somewhere between the punk cabaret of the Dresden Dolls and eccentric piano chamber rock of Regina Spektor doesn't help their case. Ultimately, The Alphabet have done something thought by many to be impossible - crafted an entirely unique, stylized brand of music that you'll either love or hate.

Fans may find Scarlet Starlet a little lacking - its running time amounts to a little over half of Conical Monocle, and it includes 3 different versions of the same song - but it's still an indelible part of their catalogue. Like Pyramiddd's Jupiter, it's more of a mini-album, but no less essential for fans and newcomers alike.

"Prosthetic Face" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EkKHoTs2D8&feature=player_embedded)
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Post by: JD on 25 Jan 2010, 16:59
Just noticed the rules weren't posted at the top.
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Post by: Fishboy on 26 Jan 2010, 04:40
A few albums here.

Maggot Brain by Funkadelic

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A pretty decent semi funk album. The first track alone is worth the download. Rolling stone loathed it when it was first released, so that counts for something at least.


Cosmic Slop by Funkadelic

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Another Funkadelic album, and a damn good one at that, I personally think that it is their best. A lot more solid and consistent than their previous work


Last and definitely least Philosophy of The World by The Shaggs

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Recently featured on octopus pie, this music is truly terrible, I mean really really bad. The kind of band that really puts all the nickelback/whatever  hating into perspective. It makes Brokencyde look technically competent.
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Post by: Lwize on 26 Jan 2010, 07:21

Last and definitely least Philosophy of The World by The Shaggs

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Recently featured on octopus pie, this music is truly terrible, I mean really really bad. The kind of band that really puts all the nickelback/whatever  hating into perspective. It makes Brokencyde look technically competent.

The sad part -- that's not a joke album cover, that's actually them!

On the upside -- as horrible as the music is, I can hear the seed, the kernel, of '90's indie music to come. Considering this mess was from IIRC 1969, The Shaggs were way ahead of their time.
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Post by: medicatesleep on 26 Jan 2010, 18:07
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Sunshine: Music From The Motion Picture (2008)
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Post by: pogonrudie on 26 Jan 2010, 18:55
Did that just become available? I have a version of the soundtrack that I thought was the complete one, but now I'm not so sure...
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Post by: blaha 41 on 26 Jan 2010, 20:28
Novels - Untitled

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Novels is:
Graham Wright - Tokyo Police Club
Luke Lalonde - Borne Ruffians
Will Currie - Will Currie and the Country French
Dean Marino - Ex~po
Jason Sadlowski - Jay Sad


From the "band":
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In January of 2009, five of us locked ourselves away in Chemical Sound Studios in Toronto with the goal of writing, arranging, and recording an EP from scratch in one marathon session.  When we stumbled out the door in the wee hours of the next morning, we found ourselves with what we're now calling NOVELS.

Indie bands write songs combining very traditional formats (country, doo-wop, 1940s girl group, etc.) with Brooklyn/Montreal low-lit apartment party sentimentality. 
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Post by: Fifle on 27 Jan 2010, 09:48
John Murphy I wanna have your babies!!!


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Post by: Harun on 27 Jan 2010, 18:59
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Post by: scarred on 27 Jan 2010, 19:03
Dang, I'm right in the middle of uploading that. And at 66MB it looks like you've got the VBR as well. My existence is so redundant.
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Post by: Koremora on 27 Jan 2010, 19:21
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I LOVE ELUVIUM I LOVE YOU GUYS I LOVE YOU
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Post by: scarred on 27 Jan 2010, 19:33
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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums. This includes requests for re-uploads; if you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.

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Post by: Zencron on 28 Jan 2010, 06:54
Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
hah im not sure how to do album art and review thing so i posted these.
check it out awesome album


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http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13844-astro-coast/
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Post by: pat101 on 28 Jan 2010, 08:57
Tom Moulton - A Tom Moulton Mix [2006]

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1.   Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin           
2.   Al Downing - Ill Be Holding On           
3.   Bt Express - Peace Pipe           
4.   Don Downing - Dreamworld           
5.   Patti Jo - Make Me Believe In You           
6.   Clara Lewis - Needing You           
7.   South Shore Commision - Free Man           
8.   Camouflage - Youve Got The Power           
9.   Andrea True Connection - More More More           
10.   Detroit Emeralds - Feel The Need In Me           
11.   Orlando River Sound - Moonboots           
12.   Mfsb - Love Is The Message           
13.   Udell - Wont You Try           
14.   Grace Jones - La Vie En Rose           
15.   Isaac Hayes - Moonlight Loving           
16.   The Lover - Lip Service

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Tom Moulton is both a legend and an anomaly in the dance music scene. Arguably the inventor of both the remix and the 12" single, it'd be hard to pick a figure more important in breaking ground with regards to the way dance records are actually made. However, his lack of direct involvement in the discotheque scene that he helped provide a musical foundation for has kept him from the Legend status bestowed upon Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Walter Gibbons, et al. Never a DJ, not even much of a dancer, Moulton actually had an intense dislike for clubs. What he loved (and loves) is music, with a purity and a passion rarely seen even amongst those for whom it is their life's work.


Taken from a much longer stylus review, found here. http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/tom-moulton/a-tom-moulton-mix.htm (http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/tom-moulton/a-tom-moulton-mix.htm)

I honestly can't recommend this compilation enough, I haven't come across a record so purely enjoyable in a very long time. Please do have a listen.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 28 Jan 2010, 10:08
Listen to this man, the version of Love Is The Message is specially fuckin' superb.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KvP on 28 Jan 2010, 21:32
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Elevator Music Vol. 1

Quote from: Drownedinsound
UK-bred dance variants tend to be magpies, marked by a cheeky tendency to beg, borrow and steal where necessary: witness hardcore’s breakbeat-driven rewiring of imported house and techno sounds, the clipped rasta soundbites of jungle or dubstep’s procurement of dub reggae’s expansive headspace. Indeed, what’s proving to be the most interesting facet of the current explosion in as-yet-undefined bass music – future garage? funkstep? flexstep? – is its typically promiscuous nature. The likes of Untold, Brackles, Shortstuff and Roska craft tracks that shamelessly incorporate elements of every major dance trend of the last 20 years. The result has been a surprisingly swift reconfiguring of dubstep’s DNA, unifying each disparate strand into a willfully awkward hybrid - and one that stubbornly resists categorisation.

The people at Fabric tend to be on the ball when it comes to these things. Attempting to keep up with developments in a scene where the majority of tracks only see vinyl release is an expensive business, and Fabric's Elevator Music Volume 1 compilation can take credit for acting as both a welcome primer for newcomers and an impressive collection of unreleased material for devotees.

If any one producer can take more credit than any other for the injection of a welcome sense of fun into dubstep’s darker regions, it’s Untold. His contribution here, ‘Bad Girls’, picks up where his recent ‘Flexible’ 12-inch left off, paring away the softer elements of the Gonna Work Out Fine EP until all that’s left are sheer edges: grimy bursts of bass and a melody played out on a misfiring glockenspiel. He’s also the closest the scene’s come to nurturing a true individual - after wrapping dancefloors in ‘Anaconda’s serpentine coils, he’s fast honed a signature sound that lands somewhere in the sparse hinterlands where classic house meets early Wiley.

Indeed, despite typically being mentioned in the same breath as dubstep, the common traits shared by many of the tracks on Elevator Music owe at least as much to grime. If forward-thinking releases in the past year from the likes of Joker, Tempa T and Terror Danjah have gone some way towards showing that there’s life left in that genre beyond dodgy electro collaborations, Shortstuff’s clipped eight-bar stylings and the blitzkrieg bass of Doc Daneeka’s ‘Drums In The Deep’ suggest it’s still a region ripe for plundering.

But if typically urban influences ground Elevator Music’s better-established names, the ghosts of house and techno prove to be the glue that binds together the lesser-knowns, from Hot City’s bassline-style sliced vocals to Julio Bashmore’s spacey Europhilia. It proves a potent brew - on ‘Pistol In Your Pocket’ Hackman takes London’s emergent funky sound and runs amok, lashing layer upon layer of tropical colour like a four-dimensional Jackson Pollack, and Xxxy’s noirish ‘Sing With Us’ is animated in Sin City greyscale, complete with sudden splashes of cell-shaded red.

But best of all is Mosca’s tack-sharp contribution, which ought to immediately elevate him toward the kind of wider attention currently being enjoyed by Joy Orbison. ‘Gold Bricks, I See You’ is far better than anything Orbison’s yet put his name to, a masterclass in melancholy euphoria that builds in three successively greater stages - shapeshifting from warm house pulse to supple, spacious garage, before a burst of brass and vocals evacuates the space where your brain was comfortably resting. So it goes.

Elevator Music’s real success is that it vindicates the notion that the music emerging from this axis is more than just dancefloor fodder. Innovation is driven by group interactions and friendly one-upmanship, rather than by any one producer. Anyone’s only as good as their last release - a forceful creative motivation, and one which makes each track on here as rewarding in this context as in a longer mix. It’s probably a bit early to be throwing around ‘compilation of the year’ accolades in January, but Elevator Music Volume 1 has thrown down one hell of a gauntlet. It’ll take some beating.

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Ministry - With Sympathy

Quote from: Rolling Stone
Like so many synthesizer-based dance bands, Ministry doesn't do anything you haven't heard before. The rhythm tracks, sprinkled with Latin effects à la Thompson Twins, are built around the same synthesized bass lines that have been filling dance floors since the disco era. The instrumental tracks recycle the same burbles and beeps that you hear on Yaz or Berlin records, while occasionally relying on guitars and saxophones for additional weight, like Heaven 17. And vocalist Al Jourgensen even manages the same nasal delivery and, from time to time, fake upper-class accent as Marc Almond of Soft Cell (an especially odd touch, considering that both Jourgensen and the other half of Ministry, Stephen George, hail from Chicago).


But this lack of originality is hardly worth complaining about, because Ministry manages to do something many far more innovative bands neglect: they write catchy dance songs. "Work for Love," which preceded the album as a twelve-inch single, proved that George and Jourgensen were canny enough arrangers to get mileage out of a melody without running it into the ground. "Effigy," "She's Got a Cause" and "Say You're Sorry" offer more evidence of the duo's writing ability. Jourgensen's sturdy melodies can stand on their own; a ballad like "Say You're Sorry" packs no less punch than a steamer like "Effigy." Nor does it hurt that Jourgensen's singing is charged with anger, passion and glee–real emotions instead of the vocal posturing so common in synth-pop. In all, With Sympathy provides the valuable service of demonstrating how well synth pop's mannerisms worked before they solidified into cliché.

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Julian Fane - Our New Quarters

Quote from: Dusted Magazine
Technology changes everything. For instance, technology made it possible for Julian Fane to trade stocks minute-by-minute on the NASDAQ from Vancouver, just like the big boys at Morgan Stanley's proprietary trading desk...though maybe minus the cigars. Then technology also made it possible for him to say, "Fuck day trading...I want to make music full time," turning the same computer firepower into a home recording studio. He made underground electronic music under pseudonyms like Aardvark Interface and Taoist Blockade, then released his first full-length Special Forces in 2004. It was a completely solo, home-produced effort that drew comparisons to Radiohead and Sigur Ros. Now with Our New Quarters, his sound has grown even more lush and orchestral, embellished with grand sweeping crescendos and achingly melancholy acoustic breaks.

All of which is maybe a roundabout way of saying that Julian Fane's second album Our New Quarters doesn't sound like a bedroom recording...not at all. It's large in scale, immaculately produced and extravagantly ambitious.

The album starts in restrained frenzy, its title track opening with a furious build of vibrating electric guitar and, underneath, a nearly placid series of guitar chords. Fane's voice - and this is where most of the Radiohead comparisons come from - is high and a bit thin. The cut sounds completely organic and rock-based, though supernaturally clean and clear; it's high-end, producer-driven rock music, very similar to the kinds of sounds that Bono and Thom Yorke pay tens of thousands a dollar a day to record. "The Moon Is Gone" plays the same tricks but with even better results, building arena style climaxes out of heavily reverb'd vocals and synthy, Cure-like keyboards. Only a certain dreamy indistinctness keeps it from sounding completely live and collaborative; it the best big rock song on the disc. "Among the Missing," late in the album, shoots for the same grandeur, but doesn't quite achieve it. The climaxes feel forced and distorted, the soft romantic string intervals too sweet.

Other cuts are more overtly electronic. "New Faces" is built on a cool, minimal techno-beat, skittering over piano chords and synthesized sound washes, while "Youth Cadet" has an eerie, not-quite-naturalistic sheen to it, a slush of cymbals rasping over something that sounds like a calliope crossed with steel drums. "Rattle"'s heavy beat spits and stutters, machine-like, a much-needed brace to Fane's high, drifting vocals.

There is one song that fits reasonably well into the bedroom recording genre. The lovely "Downfall" strips down to just piano and Fane's keening, emotionally expressive voice. Fane does amazing things with technology...and he's even pretty good without it.

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Post by: StaedlerMars on 29 Jan 2010, 09:15
So breakcore is this genre of music that is basically really hard to listen to unless you're on uppers and in a club where there are about a hundred other people all jumpin-up-and-down-facing the dj like a group of wacked-out zombies and the music is blasting at you at volumes that are definitely unhealthy.

Some time ago, in Belgium, this little organization called Breakcore Gives Me Wood started to organize parties in abandoned lots and squats to let people enjoy breakcore music in all peace. These are regularly attended by massive amounts of people and are quite rad.

They also released a breakcore compilation a while ago called Breakcore Gives Me Wood:

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Edit: Also, I am digging that new Eluvium.
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Post by: scarred on 29 Jan 2010, 15:35
Zombie Zombie - A Land For Renegades [2008]

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French indie-electronic duo inspired by Krautrock and John Carpenter horror soundtracks, and with a penchant for vintage synthesizers. Really fucking rad stuff. The link below is one of the coolest music videos I've ever seen. (Hint: it's John Carpenter's The Thing done in stop-motion with G.I. Joe action figures.)

Youtube: "Driving Down This Road Until Death Sets You Free" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT7AH4JyuNs)



Etienne Jaumet - Night Music [2009]

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Etienne Jaumet is 1/2 of Zombie Zombie and his first solo full-length is a lot more haunting and sinister. The first track is a 20-minute opus of creepifying synthesizer builds and ominous saxophones (yes that's right motherfucker, saxophones).

Youtube: "Entropy" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfGmoXU2heg)



jj - jj nº3 [2010]

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If you pay attention to the indie music scene at all, you've probably at least heard of jj. The reclusive  Swedish duo made waves with their debut, jj nº2, and now they're back with what seems to be a more subdued sophomore release - although this might be because they're no surprise to anyone anymore. Either way, jj nº3 is just as addicting as its predecessor. But if you didn't like jj's unique brand of Balearic pop before, chances are this won't change your mind.

Youtube: "let go" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RX1P8ZDZx8)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 29 Jan 2010, 15:46
holy shit that zombie zombie video is fucking amazing. i'd even go as far as to say palatial, whatever that means. seriously, The Thing was one of my favorite movies as a kid and that video just blew my mind back in time.

downloading that album right now just because of that frikkin awesome video.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pogonrudie on 29 Jan 2010, 19:07
Man, you weren't kidding about that Zombie Zombie video...phenomenal. Downloading, post-haste!
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Post by: KvP on 29 Jan 2010, 19:13
That Etienne Jaumet was sent to our radio station months ago. A good Detroit throwback.
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Post by: ruyi on 29 Jan 2010, 23:09
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Harold Johnson Sextet - House On Elm Street

Quote from: Dusty Groove America
A killer album! The Harold Johnson Sextet were an incredible little LA soul jazz combo during the late 60s. Johnson was a very soulful pianist, and he had a heavy soul style that was similar to Ramsey Lewis' Cadet work -- but which was also tinged with the lyricism of Horace Silver, and the emerging modal sound of Stanley Cowell. This first session by the group was originally issued on a small label, became a local hit, and was picked up by the Revue label for national distribution. It's got an incredible sound, and is very very catchy. The band features Johnson's piano in a very strong lead -- plus flute, alto, and tenor. Billy Jackson plays a hard rolling conga behind the whole thing -- and tracks include "House On Elm Street", "Watts '67", "Something Mellow", and "Yeah Uh Huh". A great one -- and one that we never stop grooving!

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(FLAC)
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Post by: valley_parade on 29 Jan 2010, 23:17
That sounds too funky not to download, Cathy.

(but do you have something smaller than FLAC? I'll be up til 5 AM at this rate)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: A Wet Helmet on 30 Jan 2010, 07:58
Man, you weren't kidding about that Zombie Zombie video...

Glue stick ice cores are awesome.
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Post by: geodescent on 31 Jan 2010, 17:22
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Sunshine: Music From The Motion Picture (2008)
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?wzg40mncnxySo after a year of legal disputes this was finally released on iTunes. Underworld wrote a couple beautiful ambient tracks ("Capa's Last Transmission Home" & "Mercury") and close the record with a pinch of industrial/noise. John Murphy ain't no slouch either. Just listen to the "Adagio In D Minor" tracks; they're as epic as they come. Highly recommended even if you're not into soundtracks.


I went through hell to get this album. Even researched the proper order of the tracks so they match the order played in the movie.
If you want the tracks to play as matched to the movie order, here is the track listing to achieve such:

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01 - Welcome To Icarus II (John Murphy)
02 - Capa's Last Transmission Home (Underworld)
03 - Mercury (Underworld & John Murphy)
04 - Kanada's Death (Part 1) (John Murphy)
05 - Kanada's Death (Part 2) (Adagio In D Minor) (John Murphy)
06 - Searle Finds The Crew Of Icarus I - Floating Free - Searle's Last Blast (Underworld & John Murphy)
07 - Freezing Outside - Harvey (John Murphy)
08 - Trey's Fate (John Murphy)
09 - Pinbacker Slashes Capa (John Murphy & Underworld)
10 - Corazon Finds The Seedling (Underworld)
11 - Cassie Searches - Dead Corazon (John Murphy & Underworld)
12 - Freezing Inside - Mace (John Murphy)
13 - Capa Suits Up (John Murphy)
14 - Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor) (John Murphy)
15 - Capa's Jump (John Murphy)
16 - Distortions (Underworld)
17 - Capa Meets The Sun (To Heal) (Underworld)
18 - Peggy Sussed (Underworld Riverrun Version)
19 - Avenue Of Hope (I Am Kloot)
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Post by: ruyi on 31 Jan 2010, 23:54
That sounds too funky not to download, Cathy.

(but do you have something smaller than FLAC? I'll be up til 5 AM at this rate)

Sorry, I dunno how to convert FLAC files! If someone is able to or can point me towards something I can download to do this, I'd be grateful. (I use Windows 7, have WMP, VLC.)
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Post by: Mr Fantasy on 01 Feb 2010, 05:18
After the first track i found it interesting enough to convert it to 320.

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Post by: valley_parade on 01 Feb 2010, 07:12
Thanks!
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Post by: fatty on 01 Feb 2010, 22:25
Hungry Kids of Hungary - Mega Mountain EP

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A band I really like from brisbane! The first song is especially catchy.

Quote from: Triple J Unearthed
The Hungry kids of Hungary is a band made up of four gents whose musical inspiration touches on Blues, Rock, Soul, R&B and 1960 style pop-rock. On the surface, their songs are catchy, rhythmic and well balanced with fetching guitar chops and contempory stylings. But also employ light and shade, and sweet vocal harmonies that'll knock the pants of you. It's basically fun and energetic music that anyone can get into...Even Grandma!

HKOH have played a massive run of shows in the last couple of months and are set to play a string of supports including The Boat People, The Seabellies, The Devoted Few, Washington and Kid Confucius.

Here's what some peeps have to say:

''Drawing on a broad range of influences including a hefty drawing from the blues, soul and rock classics of the later ‘60s, the kids provided an eclectic and soulful set of sonic surprises. You could still make comparisons to acts such as The Cold War Kids and The Shins, and while these comparisons would certainly be no crime, Hungry Kids of Hungary seem to stake their claim in a musical spot that is quite refreshing in its difficulty to pin down to an obvious, clichéd derivation of something else.'' -Live Review Oct 08- FASTER LOUDER

''seamless, intelligent shimmering pop with instant appeal '' - Pat Whyte, The Courier Mail
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Post by: Weepie McGee on 02 Feb 2010, 12:12
man, that harold johnson sextet is something pretty wonderful.
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Post by: De_El on 02 Feb 2010, 16:28
Recently I've really been getting into this DJ calls himself Passions. He did a gothy/gloomy mix for this guy Mishka last summer I think and I've only heard it now. Not flawless, but some interesting mixes and cool transitions made it a worthy listen for me. 

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For the past 8 months, the Keep Watch Series delivered some of the best mixes from the best artists in the world. But long before Keep Watch, Dubstep or Grime there were the artists that influenced generations of the darker side of dance music, and carved out the path that the contemporary darkwave scene is currently taking. Our longtime friend Passions created our first ever mixes (I Like Your Poems But I Hate Your Poetry  Vol.1 & 2) under his old moniker “Math Head” and we’re stoked that he’s been able to come through with his newest mix… Music Without Tears!

Passions was formed in the summer of 2006 by Brooklyner Ben Deitz, originally incorporating influences as disparate as early 80’s punk and industrial to the dance music culture from which Deitz made his name (as former Trouble & Bass wunderkind Math Head). Passions’ explosive debut single “Emergency”, for French tastemaker label Kitsune, swept the dance charts instantly, gaining acclaim from artists, magazines and blogs worldwide, and earning praise from Girl Talk, MSTRKRFT, Simian Mobile Disco, Fischerspooner and more. After perfecting a riotous style of Electro Punk with a multitude of remixes and chaotic live shows, the sound of Passions has evolved into an outlet for hauntingly bleak post punk explorations that evoke Cabaret Voltaire and Joy Division.
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Tracklist for Music Without Tears:
1. UK Decay – Unexpected Guest
2. Micron63 – No Divide
3. Joy Division – Means To An End
4. Pylon – Danger
5. Public Image Limited – Annalisa
6. Nitzer Ebb – Join In The Chant
7. Nine Inch Nails – Ringfinger
8. Passions – Sentiment (Instrumental)
9. Death In June – Fields
10. Cabaret Voltaire – Landslide
11. SPK – A Heart That Breaks (In No Time And Place)
12. Ulterior – Weapons (Zlaya Remix)
13. New Order – 586 (Peel Sessions Version)
14. Death In June – The Calling Mk II
15. Black Strobe – Innerstrings (No Shuffle Mix)
16. Micron63 – Death Is Colder Than Love
17. Huoratron – Corporate Occult (Passions Remix)
18. Section 25 – Looking From A Hilltop
19. Throbbing Gristle – Adrenaline
20. Alien Sex Fiend – Get Into It
21. New Order – Ecstasy
22. Suicide – Mr. Ray
23. Sonic Youth – Killin Yr. Idols
24. Ipso Facto – Baulderdash
25. Damn Arms – The Cormorant
26. Wire – On Returning
27. Oto – Anyway
28. Bauhaus – Dancing
29. The Cure – Primary
30. Passions – Composure (Instrumental)
31. Radiohead – Climbing Up The Walls
32. David Bowie – Subterraneans
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Post by: JD on 02 Feb 2010, 16:34
Awesome cover
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Post by: KvP on 02 Feb 2010, 20:37
I like it already.

Since it's Autechre week over at yon blogge, I can't put up my new non-Autechre shit up so it's time I ventured back to the mediaf!re thread... for now.

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Ernest Gonzalez - Been Meaning to Tell You
Got this in the radio mailbag today and it's tops - it's got at least 8 "must-plays" on it. Early running for my best of the year!

Quote from: Altsounds.com, which is the best I can do at this juncture
Ever floated in a sea of swirling guitar melodies, pumping beats and ethereal electronics? Well "Been Meaning To Tell You" will sure as hell get you close to feeling it. Ernest Gonzales knew he was onto something when he decided to mix his love for diverse music genres into one big electro-indie-hip hop melting pot. Raised in Texas, USA, Ernest’s dream started when he earned enough money to buy his first drum machine. This spawned a massive interest in music production, and eventually developed into his own hip hop and electronic label, Exponential Records.

“Been Meaning to Tell You” is an excellent achievement musically. So many have come and gone, trying to create a “new” sound by mixing clashing styles / genres. But none have ever really had that much of an edge. This is where he wins, hands down. From the haunting ‘Dancing In The Snow’ to the club-crowd pleasing ‘I’m Here You’re There’, there’s so many levels to "Been Meaning To Tell You", you almost feel like you’re in a lift when a kid has pushed all the buttons!

The artwork plays a role unto its self. Ernest picked thirteen international illustrators/artists, one for each track, and asked them to create an image evoked from that song. And the end result is what made the final spiralling image for the front cover. It definitely suits the otherworldly feel of the album. Its title certainly gives you the impression that there were a lot of different emotions being poured into each track. ‘Psychedlic Bellhop’ has some great old school Nintendo sounding fills then it grows even more interesting as it develops into almost New Order territory with driving but mellow guitar riffs. My favourite song would have to be the opening track, ‘Dancing In The Snow’. It’s such a mellow song, but at the same time has such a punch, especially once the skilful beat-boxing oozes in. Layer after layer is added – drums, guitar, organ - without ever feeling over-crowded. I especially can’t help smiling when I hear the innocent tinkling of the xylophone!

And so my opinion of "Been Meaning To Tell You" has definitely grown over the past week. I never thought my guitar-laden, verse-chorus-verse-chorus brain could enjoy this experimental journey, but my eyes have now been well and truly prized open. It will be very interesting to see where Mr Gonzales goes from here, I know I’ll look forward to hearing some more of his experiments....more beautiful electronic lullabies to drown out the rain and melt the ice.

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ALSO, another would-be folk classic from a hippy who cut one album and then completely dissolved into the loveosphere. Via Zamboni Soundtracks (http://zambonisoundtracks.blogspot.com/), which you should check out if you haven't already.

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Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms

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As can be gleaned from the cover of her one and only record, Linda Perhacs was a stunning, beautiful love child. Anyone who spent the $200-400 necessary to obtain copies of the original vinyl could attest that the music she made was comparably stunning and beautiful, infused with all the trappings of being a late-sixties love child (in the best possible way).

Ace of Discs reissued her album after unsuccessful attempts to track her down, mastering from a poorly pressed vinyl copy. For whatever reason, the first issue on CD was completely unlistenable on headphones, although delightful in the open air. Since that first go-round, Perhacs has come out of her obscure Pacific Northwest woods with quarter-inch reels of the sessions, and now that Ace of Discs comes round again with a vindicating, expanded reissue, the tray card photo reveals: she's still a babe.

Anyway you eye it, this is a magical, sublimely singular piece of gentle folk-psych that belongs with those lone album classics by folks like Skip Spence or Vashti Bunyan (or the countless other souls that only released one record before disappearing into history's communal farms or funny-farm madness, like Elyse). It is a sound so personal and intimate that I can only hear it in the privacy of my own room. Although it's been near-impossible to gain biographical information about her, the experience of hearing her music reveals so much about her soul and mindset at the time that I really don't think I could share it with anyone else.

As mentioned above, she's a love child in every sense, a young woman blossoming into her sensual world. Of the elements, every song culls its images from her forest environment, permeating down into her own physical core. "Chimacum Rain" is not only the forest's silence and that sound of rain washing over her, but the palpable sexual presence of her lover, too. In almost every evocation of a tactile natural image, there is a mysterious man who physically embodies these characteristics, a tension courses through her body as she sings about these near-deities. And as she reaches the bridge with lines such as "I'm spacing out/ I'm seeing silences between leaves...I'm seeing silences that are his," her voice begins to echo within itself, and her sung notes assuage open the aural synesthesia of the words. The diaphanous taste of lysergic acid creeps to the fore, and what was once a moderately played acoustic song about the forest expands into a hallucinatory clearing as her multi-tracked held tones meld with the infinite. As her voice dilates, so does the background, now all electrically-processed source sounds like xylophones and wind chimes, and all is enveloped by a low, distorted drone that would one day sound like Phill Niblock, created by-- as the liner notes so baldly state it-- "amplified shower hose for horn effects."

It's nothing compared to the album's peak, "Parallelograms". Perhaps you fantasize that Joni Mitchell teaches painting and pottery at your high school, or that Chan Marshall mumbles about the Apocalypse poets during English class, but Perhacs teaching geometry is tantrically hot for teacher. To just read the lyrics of "Quadrehederal/ Tetrahedral/ mono-cyclo-cyber-cilia" is to miss how she and producer Leonard Rosenman assuredly layer her heavenly-sung rounds in concentric circles over a cycling guitar-picked figure, a cumulative effect that reveals a dimension scarcely achieved anywhere else in the world of music. Closer to the Mysterious Voices of Bulgaria or Tim Buckley's cellular self-choir "Starsailor" than Melanie or Linda Ronstadt, Perhacs drops us into drifting clouds of reverberating bells, echoing flute, and ghostly effluence, her throat outside of time. That a dental assistant in Northern California could more effectively convey the psychedelic experience through the use of the technology of experimental effects, be it early Pink Floyd, Fifty-Foot Hose, or Buffy Saint-Marie's electroacoustic Illuminations, is, in every clichéd use of the word, mind-blowing.

Other songs deal with girly things like brawny mountain men, dolphins, moonbeams and cattails, the pastel colors of dawn, and the recently-unearthed "If You Were My Man" reveals that she could've gone pop with a Karen Carpenter wispiness. Listening to her home demos and studio notes to Roseman though show that she was cognizant of the sound and vibration she wanted. The tape collage lobbed from "Hey Who Really Cares?" is competent-- if in hindsight, passé-- all disembodied, television voices and a telltale heart beat leading into its pastoral prettiness. Her most folky tunes stand up to the times too, but it's the fact that Linda Perhacs' entire cosmos (and whatever those times entailed) could inexplicably fit inside the confines of Parallelograms that remains the true testament to her beauty.

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Post by: glyphic on 03 Feb 2010, 19:43
Pretty and Nice - Pink and Blue
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It’s all very fast and blurring and tight and fun. It’d be dizzying if the songs actually gave you a chance to stop, breathe and look around, but the ride, from the flexing guitars to the unremitting clack kick and pound of the drums, is … well, pick your cliché, like a stitched in, eye-popped roller-coaster, from fast to faster to slow-ish to up to down, but the harness of those hooks never loosens.
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I seriously suggest these guys. Give them a listen and if you like them, I'll share their newest album, also.
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Post by: vickster on 04 Feb 2010, 08:40
That sounds too funky not to download, Cathy.

(but do you have something smaller than FLAC? I'll be up til 5 AM at this rate)

Sorry, I dunno how to convert FLAC files! If someone is able to or can point me towards something I can download to do this, I'd be grateful. (I use Windows 7, have WMP, VLC.)

Google FLAC encoder, download and install.  It will convert the flac's to wav files, then you can convert the wav's to mp3's using something as simple as iTunes or dBpoweramp.  Then again, VLC or even Winamp will play flac's so you don't actually have to decode them.  Most of my really collectable and traded stuff is in FLAC.  Great lossless compression encoding.
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Post by: valley_parade on 04 Feb 2010, 08:48
I have Fluke for OSX, it's just that my connection's a bit dodgy and it would have literally taken all night for the FLAC file to download.
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Post by: FidelityCastro on 05 Feb 2010, 11:34
That Harold Johnson Sextet is some kind of awesome. Don't pass it up, people.
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Post by: Orcusmars on 05 Feb 2010, 12:20
Welp, I'm pretty sure only a few of you guys are going to like this, but here goes.

Takayuki Aihara, Nobuyoshi Sano - Drag-on Dragoon OST
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Alright doggs and doggettes, here's the thing. This game was released in the US, and if any of you played it, you probably still remember that it was a dull, uninspired Dynasty Warriors clone with a mediocre story. However, you also probably remember how utterly mind-fucking insane said story was. Instead of dwelling on the game's faults, I want to point out its one amazing success.

The soundtrack to this game is fantastic. Every track sounds like Gustav Holst and Steve Reich had an insane and evil love-child. They sound as though they've been cut up from pieces of the world's most terrifying and ominous final boss music, then arranged in jarring, ominous, "open the bloodgates" suites that sound truly unique and terrifying. Like I said, probably only a few others are going to like this, but this is seriously something you should check out. I've never heard anything like this before.
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Post by: JD on 05 Feb 2010, 14:16
Hell I'll try anything once
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Post by: scarred on 05 Feb 2010, 14:18
Hell I'll fuck anything once
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Post by: JD on 05 Feb 2010, 14:33
You busy tonight nick?
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Post by: scarred on 05 Feb 2010, 14:35
 :wink:
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Post by: SirJuggles on 05 Feb 2010, 14:53
I don't believe I've ever contributed to this thread, though I have taken a great amount from it. And the other day I realized that of almost any album, this would be the one I am most eager to share.

The Hold Steady - A Positive Rage
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I'm guessing at least a few of you already have this, and I'm honestly not certain what the overall feeling is towards THS around here. But... well I quite dig them. The live CD includes a few songs off of each of their albums, and was recorded pretty much at the peak of their lineup. The songs themselves aren't too different from the originals, perhaps a bit speedier and with some more inflection thrown into some of the lyrics that are supposed to be "quotes" from the characters in their songs.

More than anything, I say download it for the live version of Killer Parties. They take an already 6-minute song and make it 11 minutes with just riffing and solos, and a purposely-stuttered declaration of the lead singer's love for what they do. I can sit and air-drum to the simple backbeat rhythm for hours. And yes, the lyrics get to me. I love the entire folklore of their music, and this album does a beautiful job of representing it.

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Post by: JD on 06 Feb 2010, 00:17
Jets Overhead - No Nations[2009]
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http://www.mediafire.com/?mitarjztgtyAwesome band from Victoria. Lead singer went to my high school.

Killing Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fvPbPGz0kc&feature=related)
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Post by: You Are Brahman! on 06 Feb 2010, 11:49
A drunk guy on the metro told me to listen to The Hold Steady and that he'd see me the following weekend at their concert.  I didn't do either, and am going to see how I feel about that decision.  :P thankyou.
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Post by: vickster on 06 Feb 2010, 13:57
I have Fluke for OSX, it's just that my connection's a bit dodgy and it would have literally taken all night for the FLAC file to download.

Thanks for Fluke mention.  Had not heard of that, it'd be nice to play my flac's within iTunes.
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Post by: MrSteevo on 06 Feb 2010, 18:32
Jets Overhead - No Nations[2009]

Happy to see some Victoria bands getting love,
Here's another one for you all

Bucan Bucan - Demo Tape

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They're a band that pride themselves on random appearances and a raw sound. Think of a Romanian Gogol Bordello.
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Post by: minus_the_david on 07 Feb 2010, 10:53
H.I.M. - Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice

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And this is the 2 disc version. the first disc being the standard album, and the second disc is an acoustic version of the entire album.
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Post by: Mr Fantasy on 07 Feb 2010, 17:35
Oh boy. New HIM

My weekend is now complete.


That Ernest Gonzalez album is ace.
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Post by: sean on 07 Feb 2010, 22:15
dude its that guy who called me a fag cause he hated native!

hey dude that quote was my signiture for a while but i took it donw.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Feb 2010, 22:28
Haha that guy likes HIM
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Post by: KvP on 07 Feb 2010, 22:45
Hey fags quit with the chattering and start with the musicking.

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KviP - Only A Vague Grasp of the Rules (2008-2010)

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Post by: bwell on 08 Feb 2010, 00:23
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A drunk guy on the metro told me to listen to The Hold Steady and that he'd see me the following weekend at their concert.  I didn't do either, and am going to see how I feel about that decision.

you feel fine about that decision, because the Hold Steady are like a bad bad drunk Bruce Springsteen.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 08 Feb 2010, 01:06
I disagree, but instead of arguing on the internet I'm just going to throw up my collection of The Hold Steady and say that I think they're pretty ace.

The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me
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The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
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The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls In America (Australian Release)
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The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
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Post by: valley_parade on 08 Feb 2010, 08:55
So I was listening to NPR on the way home from a hockey game this weekend (Albany 7-5 Springfield, if you were interested), and heard the title track from this album. Allison then mocked me for not knowing Canadian folk music, but she doesn't know anything about her country's national winter sport, so NYAHHHH.

Stan Rogers - Northwest Passage

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(btw, that Surfer Blood album up near the top of this page is OUTSTANDING and I cannot stop listening to it)
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Post by: celticgeek on 08 Feb 2010, 09:00
Stan Rogers - For The Win!
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Post by: JD on 08 Feb 2010, 21:14
Handsomeboy Technique - Terrestrial Tone Cluster[2009]
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Like the Avalanches, except it's only one guy.
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Post by: valley_parade on 09 Feb 2010, 08:30
That is so fucking good.
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Post by: KvP on 10 Feb 2010, 15:54
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Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here
Folk week at yon blogge has pushed my would-be additions out here. A vinyl version with extra tracks is on its way to my house, presently. It's quite excellent, mostly spoken-word stuff over cold, muted trip-hop but Heron's elder bluesman's voice is on display as well.
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There were few voices that articulated the anxious, fractured state of America in the 1970s and early 80s as well as the clear baritone of Gil Scott-Heron. As a spoken-word artist and poet, he could pinpoint the fissures in the American dream and exorcise them with a wit that blended righteous anger and arch sarcasm. As a singer he could envelop those same uncomfortable confrontations in a rich, emotional tone that brought out the empathetic face of unrest. Yet except for a chorus cameo on Blackalicious' "First in Flight" and a memorable shout-out on LCD Soundsystem's "Losing My Edge", he was rarely heard or cited in the early years of America's great post-traumatic decade, even if his pained depiction of "a nation that just can't stand much more" in "Winter in America" rang as true in 2002 as it did in 1975.

Instead, Scott-Heron spent much of the 00s in and out of prison on drug charges, adding onto a long hiatus that saw him turn away from the record industry in favor of live performance and writing. Between 1983 and 2009, he released only one studio album, 1994's Spirits, so issuing his first in 16 years could've been rife with potential for a pent-up analysis of everything that's happened in the process of race relations and American culture over the last couple decades. Yet I'm New Here sees an incisive political voice turning inwards, not protesting the doings of the greater world but crafting a frank confessional over the state of his own. He does this allusively, through cover songs and short soundbite interludes and original compositions that feel like sparse flashes of a deep, once-dormant creative impulse. Yet it still feels honest, like something said out of necessity instead of opportunity, and the result is an album that engages with the idea of loneliness in exceptional ways.

I'm New Here is bookended with a two-part spoken-word track that sounds like a metatextual stunt: the quintessential hip-hop prototype discussing his upbringing over a loop of the intro to Kanye West's "Flashing Lights", returning the nod towards "Home Is Where the Hatred Is" that underpinned Late Registration's "My Way Home". But "On Coming From a Broken Home" is a powerful mission of purpose that sets the tone for the rest of the album, a reflection of his upbringing that made him the man he is today. "Broken Home" pays homage to the women in his family and the strengths they passed on to him; other interludes hint at darkly comic acknowledgements of wrongdoing, modest but defiant statements of enduring survival, and an admission that even his less desirable personality traits are an inseparable part of his identity.

Those brief interstitial statements link pieces of brain-wracked guilt and anxiety that rank as truly haunting moments: "Where Did the Night Go", a study in lonely insomnia and the inability to communicate with someone he loves, and the confession in "New York Is Killing Me" that the city that held him in an alienating grasp for so long-- "eight million people, and I didn't have a single friend"-- only makes him long for the home in Tennessee he left at 13 after his grandmother died. It's an interesting contrast to the sentiment of his 1976 song "New York City", where he sang of a metropolis he loved because it reminded him of himself. Either the personalities of the man and the city have diverged too much, or they've gotten too close for comfort.

But the most noticeable thing about Scott-Heron on this album to anyone familiar with his work is how worn his voice sounds. It's raspier and age-weathered, less agile, and occasionally prone to letting words slur and melt into each other instead of leaping out as they did back in the 70s. But Richard Russell, the album's producer and owner of XL Recordings, hit on the idea of recasting a man who came up through soul-jazz as a grizzled blues performer, and setting Scott-Heron against sandblasted folk and heavy, borderline-industrial beats augments the rawness of his voice well. Three songs reveal him as an adept interpreter of three generations' worth of roots music: Robert Johnson's "Me and the Devil" rendered as vintage Massive Attack, a minimalist, piano-driven orchestral reworking of the Brook Benton-written Bobby "Blue" Bland classic "I'll Take Care of You", and the unexpected but deftly claimed title track, sourced from Smog. And two spare, static-textured cuts late in the album, "Running" and "The Crutch", give his equally-gritty voice a fitting place in the post-Burial strain of bass music.

For an album that comes so far after its creator's last trip to the studio, it's a bit of a relief that the only cause for disappointment is its brief length. I'm New Here is less than half an hour, though in that short span it does the impressive job of reviving an artist that's been out of the spotlight far too long and setting him up for a new incarnation as an elder statesman of modern roots music. Comparisons have been made to what Rick Rubin did for Johnny Cash in the 90s, and the parallels are there: I'm New Here and American Recordings are both cover-heavy, starkly-produced releases where rebellious icons become reflective as they hit their sixties. If Gil Scott-Heron's creative resurgence continues after this reintroduction to his poignantly aging voice, we could be looking at one of the most memorably resurrected careers of our time-- a man renewed.
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An old classic as well.
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Gil Scott-Heron - Bridges

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Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson, and the Midnight Band take a slightly different approach with their 1977 effort, Bridges. With less of the gaping and world-infused sound prevalent on previous albums, the songs are more concise and Scott-Heron comes into his own as a singer depending less on his spoken word vocal style. This album may not be one of his better-known releases (the long out of print LP is slated to make it's CD debut in the fall of 2001), but the excellent songwriting exposes Scott-Heron at the height of his powers as a literary artist. The social, political, cultural, and historical themes are presented in a tight funk meets jazz meets blues meets rock sound that is buoyed by Jackson's characteristic keyboard playing and the Midnight Band's colorful arrangements. Scott-Heron's ability to make the personal universal is evident from the opening track, "Hello Sunday! Hello Road!," all the way through to the gorgeous "95 South (All of the Places We've Been)." The most popular cut on the album, "We Almost Lost Detroit," which shares its title with the John G. Fuller book published in 1975, recounts the story of the nuclear meltdown at the Fermi Atomic Power Plant near Monroe, MI, in 1966. This song was also contributed to the No Nukes concert and album in 1980. Along with the two records that would follow in the late 70s, Bridges stands as one of Scott-Heron's most enjoyable and durable albums.
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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 10 Feb 2010, 20:14
this thread seems to be moving a lot slower this year, or maybe it is just because i actually have an internet connection and i am not checking back once a week.
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Post by: JD on 10 Feb 2010, 21:13
You're delusional.
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Post by: JD on 10 Feb 2010, 21:14
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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums. This includes requests for re-uploads; if you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.

Repost the rules at the top of each new page.
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Post by: JD on 10 Feb 2010, 21:19
Scorpions - Virgin Killer
Album Cover (http://lovephoenix.justblog.jp/photos/hr_hm/scorpionsvirgin_killer.jpg)
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Post by: scarred on 11 Feb 2010, 01:03
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Post by: JD on 11 Feb 2010, 06:32
an exciting 2 people have downloaded it.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 11 Feb 2010, 06:34
Hell I'll hide it behind a link from now on.
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 11 Feb 2010, 10:06
The Time And Space Machine - Volume One LP

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Old-school psychedelic rock.  Trippy, funky, fuzzy, soulful, groovy ... a very solid album of psychedelic jams.  Only 8 songs, with none reaching the 5 minute mark, but still a worthy addition to the collection of anyone who likes to get high and listen to music.
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 12 Feb 2010, 16:38
OK guys it's time for a BASSNECTAR MEGAPOST

Here is all of BassNectar's studio material, including a couple early mixtapes, in chronological order.  BassNectar is an extraordinarily prolific DJ and producer from the San Francisco Bay area, and probably my favorite single artist.  His music is self-described as "omni-tempo maximalism" and "gravitates toward heavy tempos, playing with double time and half time, and using electronic methods to embellish and reinforce other styles of music, including ragtime, punk rock, blues, batucada, polka, salsa, film scores, gangsta rap, beatboxing, balkan gypsy music, ska, death metal, and dub."

Basically Lorin Ashton, the genius behind the BassNectar project, is one of the most creative and accomplished dance facilitators in the history of electronic music, and his work represents a standard to which very few DJs can compare their own output.  I can recommend few artists more highly and universally than BassNectar.

The first two are mixtapes produced in the early part of the decade, and the rest are studio albums.  "Diverse Systems of Throb" and Disc 2 of "Mesmerizing the Ultra" have very similar tracklists, so you'll get duplicates of quite a few songs if you get them both, but there are gems on each that are not on the other as well.

BassNectar - Freak Beats for the Beat Freaks

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BassNectar - Motions of Mutation

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BassNectar - Mesmerizing the Ultra

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BassNectar - Underground Communication

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BassNectar - Heads Up

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BassNectar - Cozza Frenzy

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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: youthcant on 12 Feb 2010, 18:59
Gay-Rodge Rawk. Garage Rock. Hipster Rock. Garbage Punk. Alabama is DOOMED!
I hit a stranger with a snow ball, and I told my Pop-Pop about it.

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Smith Westerns - "s/t"
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seriously, Phish has nothing on these guys. Again, a lie. Gah-lee.
Smith Westerns are on tour with Girls. Finally, a fact, useless, yet a
fact. But seriously, here we have a fantastic group of youngsters, spitting out a
bunch of sticky snotty music. Thick, well collated instrumentation,
dissonant vocals, terrific album.


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The Postelles - EP
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Wizzard Sleeve
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and swift guitars. Don't call them the Blank Doggers! Terrific, Terrific, Terrific.

Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 12 Feb 2010, 19:41
Where should I start with BassNectar?

Smith Westerns are touring with Girls? Lame
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Post by: Kevin Barnes on 12 Feb 2010, 19:44
Where should I start with BassNectar.
First off, you make sure your hair is blonde. Then you grow it out real long and dread it. Then you read a little Marcuse, act like you understand it when you really don't, smoke a lot of dope and you're ready.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 12 Feb 2010, 21:29
The Time & Space Machine (Richard Norris) is pretty good though. Norris has another project with Erol Alkan called Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve that consists basically of psychedelic re-edits of old stuff. I only have one of their earlier EPs on this computer but it is pretty good.


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Post by: aflowerchild on 13 Feb 2010, 15:31
oh nice! Bassnectar is coming to my area in a couple weeks! :mrgreen:
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Post by: JD on 13 Feb 2010, 15:32
Where should I start with BassNectar.
First off, you make sure your hair is blonde. Then you grow it out real long and dread it. Then you read a little Marcuse, act like you understand it when you really don't, smoke a lot of dope and you're ready.
Aren't you a treasure trove of knowledge.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Kevin Barnes on 13 Feb 2010, 15:39
I am a motherfucking scientist.
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Post by: KvP on 13 Feb 2010, 15:46
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Nest - Retold
I have both this and the new Eluvium on my Zune and whenever I try and listen to Eluvium I get a few tracks in before inevitably switching to this. I haven't had this strong of a reaction an ambient album since Selected Ambient Works Vol. II. Incredible music.

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Precious little new Deaf Center material surfaced since Pale Ravine was released back in 2005, and what did lurked in dank and sinister shadows. With Erik Skodvin continuing to spiral into ever deeper circles of hell with his increasingly abstract dark-ambient Svarte Greiner solo project, what became of Deaf Center's other half?

It was genuinely refreshing to stumble across a netlabel like Serein that took such pride in its digital releases, and that went out of its way to produce excellent quality supplemental artwork that allowed individuals to create their own packaging. There's really no substitute for a physical copy of an EP or an album and it seemed that Serein understood this.

Fast forward two years and Huw Roberts has reforged Serein into a fully commercial label intent on putting out high quality physical releases, and the first of these certainly delivers on that promise. Enter Nest, the collaborative project of Serein label-owner Huw Roberts and that self-same other half, Otto A. Totland.

The eponymous EP by Nest was released by Serein in 2007 and was not only the great statement piece for the label but also a hugely successful digital release in it's own right. Now, a gorgeous matt-laminated six-panel digipak lovingly wraps those six original tracks (though "Cad Goddeu" appears in a revised form) up with five newly recorded tracks to form Retold, and the result is a true benchmark in the field of ambient and modern classical composition.

The reasons are manifold: it feels effortlessly natural and free from pretension; the composition is meticulously measured, emotionally charged yet never manipulative or sentimental; the atmospheres and ambience are subtle but utterly transporting; the pacing, arrangement and structure are pitch perfect. And Retold achieves all this with an elegant restraint that borders on the minimalist whilst simultaneously creating a deeply nuanced, layered and richly cinematic experience.

Links to the influential Deaf Center sound are still most prominent in "Lodge" and "Kyoto" (echoing Pale Ravine and Neon City respectively), the former led by repeated, chiming piano phrases and rustling effects, the latter a painting a watercolour picture of a redolent, morning dew covered Japanese landscape as metronomic piano keys lend further structure to plucked harps and dusty percussion. "Marefjellet" established a tense and almost surreal atmosphere as a maudlin piano waltz is haunted by suspenseful undercurrents of vibrato strings, while "Charlotte" occupies more romantic territory with lush and bright piano keys, warm, hazy pads and eastern bell chimes.

A direct comparison of the two versions of "Cad Goddeu" provides a perfect example of the application of Nest's precision and reductive attention to detail. The heavy processing of the originals quavering strings has been pared back, the dramatic, windswept atmospherics reigned in considerably. The result is altogether more subtle but no less powerful. And as proof that the structure and pacing of the original EP was also quite deliberate, the five new tracks that Retold adds all appear in a quite deliberately narrative sequence after the original EP's final track, "Trans-Siberian." Quite wonderful, really since, as more of a collection of field recordings than a drifting, layered ambient piece, it didn't work particularly well as a closing track in the first place.

So is there a jarring difference between the original and new compositions? You'd be forgiven for expecting that there would be given that these were recorded some two to three years later. Happily, though the new material may be more brooding and multi-layered, it integrates seamlessly with the originals, building even further on their drifting quality, interwoven quality.

The possible exception is "Wheatstone," which at first exhibited warring traits of sentimentality in its rather folky Goldmund-esque piano melodies. This cosy, homespun warmth is slightly at odds with the rest of the material, and it consequently draws a little too much attention to itself. "The Helwick," on the other hand, is a perfect example of how evocative such a minimalist approach can be, as both deeply affecting mood and melody are borne out of the carefully timed layering of many simple but meticulously produced acoustic and electronic elements.

"Far From Land" beams a surprising ray of pure magical energy into the proceedings, as pulsing drones and long, sweeping strings build to a staggeringly rich choral middle-section before melting away into coruscating piano phrases, and there appears to be an ever increasing density to the new tracks that culminates with the sensual, creamy abstract textures of "Amroth."

Any album that contains a track as strong and as moving as "The Twelve" deserves every plaudit it receives. It is the distilled essence of cinema and Retold's moment of post-tragic reflection. It is also one of its stillest moments: the underpinning monotone of a bass string drone; the irregular and mysteriously muffled peal of a lone bass horn or the swell of a subterranean chime; a lone violin that repeats a single, sustained note while another provides harmony and counterpoint; the delicate piano phrases that describe opulent, austere surroundings that provide the dreamlike backdrop to soul-searching introspection. This could be the backbone of a thousand different cinematic moments and is as moving as it is achingly beautiful.

It is difficult to imagine how Serein could have been more magnificently reborn than with the release of Retold and I hope it is the beginning of a radiant future for the label. The bar has just been raised ladies and gentlemen.

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Post by: youthcant on 13 Feb 2010, 16:30
Smith Westerns are touring with Girls? Lame

quite the opposite. Since Girls are selling out shows in every state, Smith Westerns are provided with a interested crowd of kids.  If by that statement, you mean "man, i wish i could see them, but i don't want to see them with girls," you won't be the only one. Several folks left after Magic Kids and Smith Westerns played.
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Post by: tricia kidd on 13 Feb 2010, 20:44
I am a motherfucking scientist.

or someone shitting up a thread.

there should be an addition to the rules post that says something like "No making fun of what people post, it's free music you cunts".
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Post by: youthcant on 13 Feb 2010, 22:43
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http://www.archive.org/download/ca355_tc/ca355_This_Co__Untitled.zipThis Co. - "S/T"
This Co. is a Chilean band that combines Post-Punk and New Wave into a hybrid between rock and electronic. Thanks to its particular sound and meticulously designed stage show it creates an intense experience. She has BLOOD coming out of her ears, like a pulled pork sandwich leaking its meat. And remember, I was in Scotty Pippin's wedding party!

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Xiu Xiu - Live (2006)
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http://www.archive.org/download/xiuxiu2006-05-17.dpa4061.flac16/xiuxiu2006-05-17.dpa4061.flac16_64kb_mp3.zipThe Internet archive has so many daycare services.  This one, a smooth melody, also available in .FLAC.   Xiu Xiu is my favorite.

Has its new album been posted here? Searched for, and no dice. I can up if subversively indicated.

Not medafire but, sometimes Archive is overwhelming, and requires some direction. That live set of Xiu Xiu made me a more of a fan. A terrific artist.  Intimate life conveyed with homosexual eroticism, encouraged by performing to a live audience, making way to the social acceptableness in large groups, which sure brings out the better in a group so solemnly sworn.  Conniptions aside, both are worth a download.
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Post by: JD on 13 Feb 2010, 23:15
I am a motherfucking scientist.

or someone shitting up a thread.

there should be an addition to the rules post that says something like "No making fun of what people post, it's free music you cunts".


It happens regardless of the rules.
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Post by: Kevin Barnes on 14 Feb 2010, 03:26
I am a motherfucking scientist.

or someone shitting up a thread.
Remember when you/your brother kept stopping into the mediaf!re thread on multiple occasions to describe how you/he was going to fuck your/his girlfriend, who was also a member at the time? I sure do. Those exchanges weren't exactly contributory. Except in terms of nightmare fuel, of course.

I get why you'd take umbrage, though. You/Your brother was exactly the sort of person who would take a very basic understanding of Marcuse to heart.

Also I forgot the other requirement for enjoying Bassnectar - a robust trust fund.
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Post by: Orcusmars on 14 Feb 2010, 09:45
Also I forgot the other requirement for enjoying Bassnectar - a robust trust fund.

Oh no! Someone made a post! About music you don't like! On the internet!

I should post some Capsule up in here. Hopefully their music will demonstrate my profound and deeply-held thoughts about Marcuse!
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Post by: JD on 14 Feb 2010, 10:08
Oh my godness. Are you taking Kevin Barnes seriously?

Adorable
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Post by: JD on 14 Feb 2010, 13:10
Since everyone liked Terrestrial Tone Cluster so much, have another one.

Handsomeboy Technique - Adelie Land
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Post by: scarred on 14 Feb 2010, 13:27
Also I forgot the other requirement for enjoying Bassnectar - a robust trust fund.

And an anal fetish.
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Post by: JD on 14 Feb 2010, 16:13
Halfway there then.
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Post by: amok on 15 Feb 2010, 08:39
Wolfgang Gartner, the artist formerly known as 'Joey Youngman' (apparently). Makes filthy electro tunes. Loves a good classical mashup. The a-sides on these 2 releases are easily two of the best tunes of 2009 ('5th Symphony' was top of its genre chart on Beatport for the year).

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Wolfgang's 5th Symphony / The Grey Agenda (320kbps)

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Fire Power / Latin Fever (320kbps)

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Post by: youthcant on 15 Feb 2010, 09:11
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Balmorhea - "Constellations" (2010)
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Wood-grained acoustic/instrumental, with a few woo-wahs, humphs and stomps. Taking a step away from what was its last release, this collection of tracks is more dissonant and haunting.
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 15 Feb 2010, 13:33
BassNectar's music does not require whiteboy dreadlocks, trust funds, reckless pill and alcohol abuse, feigned understanding of Marcuse, an anal fetish, or even a lot of pot smoke to be enjoyed (although that last bit can often help).  All it really takes is enthusiasm for bass and breakbeats, and the motivation to move your body accordingly.  If you've got that, you'll probably get into BassNectar.

The best place to start would probably be Mesmerizing the Ultra or Underground Communication, although Cozza Frenzy is absolutely your best bet if your tastes tend towards the heavier and slower side of dance music.  It's not exactly "dubstep" but the comparison could be made because it's just so big.

Anyone who shits on BassNectar just proves themselves unable to have honest fun.  It's one thing to listen to it and be like "meh, this is too (heavy/indulgent/politically explicit/whatever) for me, I'll stick with my (guitar-based/singer-songwriter/shitty trance/whatever) music," but if you try to state that BassNectar's music is somehow objectively lower quality than really just about anything (or that you can only enjoy it if you exhibit some sort of objectionable quality), all you're really saying is "I desperately need to feel as if I'm cooler than everyone else in order to enjoy myself when I go out" and there's nothing attractive about that at all.  If, on the other hand, you think of a party as a place where the main objective is to throw down and dance, this music is your shit.

Thanks for the Handsomeboy Technique, Wolfgang Gartner, and Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve!  I'm looking forward to checking them all out.
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Post by: JD on 15 Feb 2010, 19:23
P.S. Eliot -  Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Mind[2009]
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Really great diy pop-punk band.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Feb 2010, 21:59
fffff goddamnit don't make me post that picture of Kevin Barnes' dick again

the man is not to be taken seriously
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Post by: meanwhile on 16 Feb 2010, 00:58
thanks sooo much for the Nest and the Balmorhea
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Post by: amok on 16 Feb 2010, 08:34
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Kashiwa Daisuke - 5 Dec (V0)

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'Requiem' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kaz1y2z2OE)

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I orgasm every time I hear this.
I mean it is a really good song O.o
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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 16 Feb 2010, 15:50
Something bluesy and classy--here we go.

This is one of my favorite albums.  It's guitar porn, to be sure, but it's really classy guitar porn.  Double album from 1974, the amazing Rory Gallagher.  If you're a guitarist, you should probably have this guy's stuff in your collection.  From classic delta blues to rocking swinging stuff, with even just a hint of his native Ireland periodically making a cameo in the middle of a number.  This guy was just freaking unbelievable.    Allmusic says:

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The companion piece to director Tony Palmer's documentary of the same name, Irish Tour 1974 was recorded that January in Belfast, Dublin, and Cork at a time when precious few performers -- Irish or otherwise -- were even dreaming of touring the trouble-torn island. Northern Ireland, in particular, was a rock & roll no-go area, but Gallagher never turned his back on the province and was rewarded with what history recalls as some of his best-ever gigs. Irish Tour 1974, in turn, captures some of his finest known live recordings and, while it's impossible to tell which songs were recorded where, across nine in-concert recordings (plus one after-hours jam session, "Back on My Stompin' Ground"), the energy crackling from stage to stalls and back again packs an intensity that few live albums -- Gallagher's own others among them -- can match. Highlights of a stunning set include dramatic takes on Muddy Waters' "I Wonder Who" and Tony Joe White's "As the Crow Flies," a raw acoustic rendering that is nevertheless totally electrifying. A frustratingly brief snip of the classic Shadows-style "Maritime" (aka "Just a Little Bit") plays the album out in anthemic style and then, of course, there's "Walk on Hot Coals," a marathon excursion that posterity has decreed Gallagher's most popular and accomplished statement -- a status that Irish Tour 1974 does nothing to contradict.

Rory Gallagher -- Irish Tour

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Post by: JD on 16 Feb 2010, 16:22
Hey hey hey

This Co. that was posted a while back is excellent.
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Post by: juncopartner on 17 Feb 2010, 14:26
BassNectar's music does not require whiteboy dreadlocks, trust funds, reckless pill and alcohol abuse, feigned understanding of Marcuse, an anal fetish, or even a lot of pot smoke to be enjoyed (although that last bit can often help).  All it really takes is enthusiasm for bass and breakbeats, and the motivation to move your body accordingly.  If you've got that, you'll probably get into BassNectar.

The best place to start would probably be Mesmerizing the Ultra or Underground Communication, although Cozza Frenzy is absolutely your best bet if your tastes tend towards the heavier and slower side of dance music.  It's not exactly "dubstep" but the comparison could be made because it's just so big.

Anyone who shits on BassNectar just proves themselves unable to have honest fun.  It's one thing to listen to it and be like "meh, this is too (heavy/indulgent/politically explicit/whatever) for me, I'll stick with my (guitar-based/singer-songwriter/shitty trance/whatever) music," but if you try to state that BassNectar's music is somehow objectively lower quality than really just about anything (or that you can only enjoy it if you exhibit some sort of objectionable quality), all you're really saying is "I desperately need to feel as if I'm cooler than everyone else in order to enjoy myself when I go out" and there's nothing attractive about that at all.  If, on the other hand, you think of a party as a place where the main objective is to throw down and dance, this music is your shit.

Thanks for the Handsomeboy Technique, Wolfgang Gartner, and Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve!  I'm looking forward to checking them all out.

Just because I don't like something doesn't mean I'm purposely not liking it to feel cool.  In fact, I feel uncool for 'not getting it'.  I have been going out and having fun and dancing my face off for years and have never encountered this genre of music because to me it's kitsch but if it's your thing have at. 
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Post by: KvP on 18 Feb 2010, 02:32
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Went over the streaming version on the Norman Records website and it is legit.

Since it's not out for a month, I'll just say that so far what I'm hearing is better than Quaristice (which for the most part was a collection of vignettes), and probably the best thing Booth/Brown have done in a long time. As far as sound goes the closest thing I can compare it to is LP5. There is a more ambient melodic element to the music that's been missing for a long time, and honestly I never thought they'd come back to this kind of sound. Needless to say it is very welcome. "known1" is standing out on first listen.

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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 18 Feb 2010, 10:48
Just because I don't like something doesn't mean I'm purposely not liking it to feel cool.  In fact, I feel uncool for 'not getting it'.  I have been going out and having fun and dancing my face off for years and have never encountered this genre of music because to me it's kitsch but if it's your thing have at. 

Great first post!
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 18 Feb 2010, 16:58
Chris Brown and DJ Drama - In the Zone.

http://www.hustlemania.com/hustle/2010/02/14/chris-brown-in-my-zonerhythm-streets-mixtape/

Just a mixtape, but pretty much fire. Definitely worth a listen.
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Post by: JD on 18 Feb 2010, 17:17
Dunno, Soulja boy is on there
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 18 Feb 2010, 17:19
Soulja Boy is the fuccin shit. trust.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 19 Feb 2010, 03:31
jump up outta bed. turn my swag onnnnn.
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Post by: valley_parade on 19 Feb 2010, 09:22
Soulja Boy is the fuccin shit. trust.

Soulja Boy is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen passed off as music in my life.
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Post by: amok on 19 Feb 2010, 10:52
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Far Too Loud - Music For Machines (Part 2) (320kbps)

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Post by: E. Spaceman on 19 Feb 2010, 13:10
I will also state that without needing to disparage people's livelihood and hairstyles, i just find Bassnectar to be boring.

People can listen to whatever the fuck they want though.



Except The Black Eyed Peas.
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Post by: aflowerchild on 19 Feb 2010, 13:10
Soulja Boy is the fuccin shit. trust.

Soulja Boy is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen passed off as music in my life.

Agreed. Like a BILLION times agreed.

 Oh come on! you gotta love the Black Eyed Peas! haha
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Post by: scarred on 19 Feb 2010, 13:29
nope
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Post by: JD on 19 Feb 2010, 14:23
Les Breastfeeders - Les Matins De Grands Soirs
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Montrealean Garage rock with heavy 60s influence.

I've been listening to it for a couple of days and nothing else. It is fantastic.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 19 Feb 2010, 14:38
the black eyed peas suck.

at least soulja boy is funny and catchy
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Post by: JD on 19 Feb 2010, 17:09
Superman that hoeeeeee

(you can't be serious about that SWM)
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 19 Feb 2010, 18:42
The Black Eyed Peas are the worst act of the 21st century. I am not talking in hyperbole here.
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Post by: JD on 19 Feb 2010, 18:50
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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums. This includes requests for re-uploads; if you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.

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Post by: JD on 19 Feb 2010, 19:17
The Black Eyed Peas are the worst act of the 21st century. I am not talking in hyperbole here.
Least deserving of their success anyway.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 19 Feb 2010, 20:16
No, i am saying that taking everything into account there is not currently a music performer famous or otherwise  who is as bad as The Black Eyed Peas. There are artists  with worse songs and maybe even one worse record but when analysing their career span, The BEP are literally the worst act operating in the aural spectrum.
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Post by: KvP on 19 Feb 2010, 20:32
Oh hey what's up Puddle of Mudd you're certainly in a green room.
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Post by: abel on 19 Feb 2010, 22:18
No, i am saying that taking everything into account there is not currently a music performer famous or otherwise  who is as bad as The Black Eyed Peas. There are artists  with worse songs and maybe even one worse record but when analysing their career span, The BEP are literally the worst act operating in the aural spectrum.
Yea its sad what they became but their debut "behind the front" was a good album and after that it got worse and worse, now I can't stand them.
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Post by: abel on 19 Feb 2010, 23:26
It's been a long time old friend.... we have a lot of catching up to do.......

Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin-Reverse Shark Attack
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Kinda lame description from their label but trust me its loud noisy and fast:
Ty Segall (solo work, Sic Alps, Epsilons) and Mikal Cronin (Okie Dokie, Charlie and the Moonhearts) bust out a 10-track delight of psychedelic garage jams that is sure to please the most scrutinizing rocker. Equal parts danceable garage rock and effects-ridden psychedelia, “Reverse Shark Attack” is a mind-blowing explosion of loud guitars, pounding rhythms and signature vocal harmonies. Ty and Mikal balance perfectly between Soprano and Baritone vocals, making for an outstanding listening experience. The B-side is a single 10 minute Beatles-esque medley that starts off weird, gets mellow and folky, then explodes into a Ventures-induced headache of smashed drums and wildly vibrant surf guitars. Definitely a winner, and nothing like either of their projects have done before.
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The Strange Boys -And Girls Club
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More laid back but there's something about it that makes me listen over and over and over...from Dusted:
Strange Boys make garage rock stripped to knuckle bones and gristle, reaching back way past the Beatles to a Chess Records-ish mash of high slide guitar, second-hand shuffles, and woeful, wandering laments...The sound is raw and unfinished, the vocals wandering on and off key, the rhythms primitively simple, the recording low-grade and indistinct. This roughness may get in the way for the first listen or two, yet it’s part of the appeal for the long-term. Scratched up, indifferently tuned, coming in ghostly and pale like AM radio, Strange Boys’ first full-length has the banked fire of a slow burner. Put it on again and see.
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Post by: pogonrudie on 20 Feb 2010, 13:59
^ Both those records are fucking spectacular, especially The Strange Boys. Here's their new record, by the way:


The Strange Boys - Be Brave
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Post by: bwell on 20 Feb 2010, 15:51
I would just like to say that the Hold Steady is terrible. Bye.
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Post by: scarred on 20 Feb 2010, 15:57
Thanks for posting!
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Post by: juncopartner on 20 Feb 2010, 16:04
Just because I don't like something doesn't mean I'm purposely not liking it to feel cool.  In fact, I feel uncool for 'not getting it'.  I have been going out and having fun and dancing my face off for years and have never encountered this genre of music because to me it's kitsch but if it's your thing have at. 

Great first post!

Great attempt at a beard.
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Post by: scarred on 20 Feb 2010, 16:09
Can we make this thread off-limits to people who have less than 400 posts or something? this is getting ridiculous.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 20 Feb 2010, 16:23
hey hey look content
Diamond Sea - Slow Signal EP
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http://www.mediafire.com/?mmw0nyormi1http://www.myspace.com/slowsignal (http://www.myspace.com/slowsignal)

Great band that unfortunately broke up in january.

Fantastic EP though
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 20 Feb 2010, 16:31
Just because I don't like something doesn't mean I'm purposely not liking it to feel cool.  In fact, I feel uncool for 'not getting it'.  I have been going out and having fun and dancing my face off for years and have never encountered this genre of music because to me it's kitsch but if it's your thing have at. 

Great first post!

Great attempt at a beard.

Poor attempt at trolling. Try to put in a bit more thought and effort next time. I give it 3/10.
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 20 Feb 2010, 17:00
Just because I don't like something doesn't mean I'm purposely not liking it to feel cool.  In fact, I feel uncool for 'not getting it'.  I have been going out and having fun and dancing my face off for years and have never encountered this genre of music because to me it's kitsch but if it's your thing have at. 

Great first post!

Great attempt at a beard.

I was actually being serious.  I mean, you certainly didn't say anything I disagreed with or felt affronted by, or else I would've said so!  Your post stands in stark contrast to those in which people opted to voice their criticisms of my tastes by blatantly stereotyping fans of the music I like.  Your stance, as you stated it, was totally valid and I felt that your participation in the conversation warranted some degree of response.  You made a well-reasoned explanation of how you felt and why you felt that way, and I figured I'd respond in some way that didn't just retread everything I'd already said (which would waste everyone's time) but still acknowledged and credited your contribution.

Shitty second post though.  Lurk more.
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Post by: pogonrudie on 20 Feb 2010, 17:04
Can we make this thread off-limits to people who have less than 400 posts or something? this is getting ridiculous.
Hey now, I contribute a lot! Let's not allow one bad apple...
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Post by: youthcant on 20 Feb 2010, 19:00
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Frightened Rabbit - "The Winter of Mixed Drink"          http://www.myspace.com/frightenedrabbit
Scottish indie rock, thick instrumentation and accent, pure melodic dissonance, a cool breeze of folkish flavor

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https://www.yousend!t.com/transfer.php?action=batch_download&batch_id=RmNCUXV0bThGOFR2Wmc9PQIt's Johnny Cash, the real king.  This is his newly released material, 2010.

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?mjlnyn5lzinWestern Fifth - Stand Like a Thief             http://www.westernfifth.com/
The only thing I can say about this, is that I am sorry i haven't mentioned or uploaded this before.  Western Fifth created this album with a mission to leave an everlasting effect on its listeners.  I wouldn't go so far as saying this is country, or country-folk... it's more than that.  Don't let anything I said push you towards not listening to this group, because I can't really justify it.
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?vzxgwz4njyxMaylene and the Sons of Disaster - "S/T"              http://www.myspace.com/mayleneandthesonsofdisaster
Maylene is a sort of guilty pleasure of mine.  This album if you asked someone, would define its approach towards associating "southern metal" to its name.  A solid album, great guitar parts, southern, twangy and hard hitting. 

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?memlwjdnlceModern Life is War - "Witness"           http://www.myspace.com/modernlifeiswar
Here we have a terrific, almost perfect album.  A reverberation of old school hardcore and punk rock, Modern Life is War was a band to be reckoned with.  Often touring with XXX bands and hardcore punk groups, they quickly emerged as one of the few, solid, dark existing punk rock bands.  With chants and pit riffs littered among an album with absolutely NO BREAKDOWNS, i think we have a fucking winner.

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?nlvczdqnyyuJulian Casablancas - "Phrazes for the Young"
I didn't see this anywhere, and has a spare link.  I didn't upload this one, a friend of mine did. I'm not a huge fan of the Strokes, but this kinda mess is a little bit more style. I'm sure a lot of people dig it a lot more than myself.  Naturally, he will never be able to shake the sounds of the Strokes, but this is a tad bit more electronic, or a lot more.  I was really far behind the train, since I just now realized it was released.

Also, is it weird to anyone else that Paul Banks made his project's name Julian Plenti, just as Julian Casablancas had his CD released?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 20 Feb 2010, 19:11
Music!

Shulman is an electronic psychedelic/ambient project.  Basically, it's really excellent music to get high to.  I've put up a fair amount of music similar to this over the past 6 months, by now the people who are interested in this kind of thing should know who they are.  I'm posting a link to a track from each album under the album link.

Shulman - Endless Rhythms of the Beatless Heart

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Shulman - Mia Nihta Mono Den Ftani (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iL6PpBvLSM)

Shulman - Soundscapes and Modern Tales

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Shulman - Small Grey Creatures (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bL01v4ff_k)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 20 Feb 2010, 22:23
buttsex

Hey this whole post is awesome
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: youthcant on 21 Feb 2010, 09:12
thanks for the Strange Boys, by the way.
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Post by: De_El on 21 Feb 2010, 12:16
Hey, so, I dunno if this has been up here before. I don't really remember how I first heard about it, but the search function is shite so I can't check. Anyway, I've been listening to this album a bunch the last month or so and gotten really into it.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_KiPy0HQArn0/SoAwg7GK_bI/AAAAAAAAACg/fA7VMZqp7o4/s320/The+Blue+Angel+Lounge.jpg)

The Blue Angel Lounge are a band from Hagen, Germany that formed in 2004. They're named for a club in New York where Nico supposedly played her first solo shows.  This is their first album, a self-titled work that was finished and self-released last year, in February of 2009. On it, they play a kind of spacey psychedelic rock that recalls VU, Galaxie 500 and Spacemen 3. Their sounds are ghostly, jangly and spaced out. It's not the most original sound in the world, but the songs are tight and well-written.  The album feels older than it is, too elementary and classic to be the debut release of a 2000s band.  Something about listening to them causes a passion to well up in me as only excellent music can. It's the kind of thing I hear in my head, high and adrift at a party.

Last month the band got picked up by 8MM Musik and their album was distributed throughout records shops in Europe. The group are already working on a sophomore effort, supposedly with production assistance from Anton Newcombe. I'm not really sure how that works, but I hope the fact that he is a totally ridiculous individual doesn't negatively influence the band and their music.

Anyway, I hope some of you like it.

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Post by: randomrules on 22 Feb 2010, 09:59
This isn't my link so apologies for it not being mediaf!re

It is a good/safe link though...

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Joanna Newsom - Have one on me.

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Post by: randomrules on 22 Feb 2010, 10:07
fair enough. I understand. I'm a long time lurker.

I can post the link to the original message board I found the album on if you like?

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Post by: Koremora on 22 Feb 2010, 13:17
(http://stereogum.com/img/joannanewsom-haveoneonme-aa-thumb.jpg)

HAVE ONE ON ME, GUYS

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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 22 Feb 2010, 16:32
HURRY UP

EDIT: KTHX YOU ROCK
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 22 Feb 2010, 17:34
Just to build the anticipation...it's really really good.
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Post by: blaha 41 on 22 Feb 2010, 18:52
The "newest" (august '09) limited edition 7" from Voxtrot. 400 copies printed.

Voxtrot - Berlin without Return

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Really good if you need to be really sad for about 15 minutes while you walk home from work late at night.
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Post by: Scarychips on 22 Feb 2010, 19:00
15 minutes being the exact time that it takes me to walk from school to home. Thanks. Now I'll go write sad poems.
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Post by: DMart on 23 Feb 2010, 01:33
I make a share:

Fritzwicky - Time Flies (2009)

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/5109/timefliesfronta.jpg)

Local (Melbourne) band, of which I am a member. Making CD attempt number 1.

We put them in a shoe box, hoping someone would give them a good home - but the time has come let go and release them into the wild.

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Our influences include Zappa, Volta, Faith No More and the Wiggles - though they don't come out so much in these recordings. Bit of a variety here - Ian is a hip-hop tinged alternative do, Bam is a much more basic and rhythm driven pop-punk-ish (?) tune, Index 13 jumps around a bit (but ends on a nice relaxing note), and L'allemand Souirant is kind of melodic and i guess a little more emotional (?!?) than the others... or something.

(god damn I hate describing music when I've had anything to do with it)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: sambillini on 23 Feb 2010, 01:49
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Surprised that nobody's posted this yet...ENJOY!

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Post by: scarred on 23 Feb 2010, 03:27
If you're all dicking around and I just spent the last half hour downloading someone yelling "JOANNAAAA NEWWWWWSOOOOOOM" into a mic and wailing on a guitar for 3 discs I will be so pissed
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Post by: ADRIAN WOODHOUSE on 23 Feb 2010, 06:38
ELECTRIC PRESIDENT - the violent blue

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Electric President is made up of Ben Cooper and Alex Kane from Jacksonville, Florida and The Violent Blue is the duo's third long player. The record is direct evidence of a band that has matured over the last six years and has evolved their sound into what you hear today. Gone is the bedroom pop of their debut and the inconsistency of direction that held back Sleep Well [2008]. Their earlier song structures have now been replaced with a more focused album that blends the group's electronic backgrounds with an overall shoegaze vibe, while still retaining engaging melodies that make The Violent Blue memorable. What really stands out here is that Electric President seems to have made a permanent commitment to their style, as each song feels complete and transitions well into the next. It has moments where the strong chorus holds your attention like on "Safe And Sound", while other tracks let you dive into the instrumentation, such as the over eight minute closer "All The Distant Ships". It is this balanced combination that makes The Violent Blue Electric President's best album to date and should garner them increased interest on the indie scene.



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Post by: scarred on 23 Feb 2010, 14:53
this leaked a while ago, but it is really good. +1
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Post by: Avec on 23 Feb 2010, 18:19
First time I heard anything from the Radio Dept. it's quite fantastic actually.
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Post by: KvP on 23 Feb 2010, 20:15
Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here (Bonus LP)
An extra LP that came with the vinyl version of I'm New Here. Includes some covers, unreleased material, and Gil explaining the origins of jazz music.
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Post by: Mr Fantasy on 24 Feb 2010, 04:52
First time I heard anything from the Radio Dept. it's quite fantastic actually.

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Where Damage Isn't Already Done is one of the best pop songs i've ever heard.  Clinging to a Scheme fell a little short of expectations, tbh.
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Post by: bahhhhh on 24 Feb 2010, 10:52
Ganglians - Self-titled
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01. Hair
02. Rats Man
03. Never Mind
04. Radically Inept Candy Girl
05. Majorly Masked
06. Snake Eyes
07. The Void
08. Stuck Under Town

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Daytrotter Session
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Post by: sambillini on 24 Feb 2010, 10:58
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Where Damage Isn't Already Done is one of the best pop songs i've ever heard.  Clinging to a Scheme fell a little short of expectations, tbh.

...Yeah maybe so but you gotta admit Heaven's on fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz6oixJiA8c) is a top notch tune...my pick would have to be Always a relief (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUwGhquj914) off pet grief...so good.
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Post by: Harun on 24 Feb 2010, 17:58
for the kvlt in all of us:


Burzum - Belus (2010)


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Post by: Orcusmars on 24 Feb 2010, 18:19

Burzum - Belus (2010)

Just wanna say that this album is amazing. Been listening to it for the last week or so.
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Post by: KharBevNor on 25 Feb 2010, 05:54
Okay I'm going to just upload some tasty shit from my collection that will blow your tiny faggot minds.

ITEM 1

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Test Dept. and South Wales Striking Miners Choir - Shoulder to Shoulder

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The album Shoulder To Shoulder was a collaboration between the industrial group Test Dept. and the South Wales Striking Miners Choir, recorded in support of the UK miners’ strike of 1984-1985. The album combined harsh industrial rhythms with traditional songs sung by the male choir, and also included poetry and speeches from the strike.

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Post by: pinkpiche on 25 Feb 2010, 08:01

Burzum - Belus (2010)

Just wanna say that this album is amazing. Been listening to it for the last week or so.

What if you've never heard Burzum before?
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Post by: Orcusmars on 25 Feb 2010, 11:13

Burzum - Belus (2010)

Just wanna say that this album is amazing. Been listening to it for the last week or so.

What if you've never heard Burzum before?

Still probably worth giving a shot, honestly. If you like it, try some of his older stuff - Filosofem, Det Som Engang Var, and Aske are personal favorites, but you might also like the ambient albums he put out while in prison - Dauði Baldrs and Hliðskjálf.

In fact, if anyone wants a bigass Burzum post after hearing Belus, let me know. I'll toss it up if I find time.
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Post by: DavidGrohl on 25 Feb 2010, 21:14
Kina Grannis - Stairwells (2010)

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Stairwells is an independently produced album that was released on February 23rd, 2010.

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Sorry guys, I could barely find any relevant information or reviews as she's not very well known.
Youtube video of one of the songs : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=840NbiFF1zM

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Post by: JD on 25 Feb 2010, 22:08
I make a share:

Fritzwicky - Time Flies (2009)

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/5109/timefliesfronta.jpg)

Local (Melbourne) band, of which I am a member. Making CD attempt number 1.

We put them in a shoe box, hoping someone would give them a good home - but the time has come let go and release them into the wild.

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Our influences include Zappa, Volta, Faith No More and the Wiggles - though they don't come out so much in these recordings. Bit of a variety here - Ian is a hip-hop tinged alternative do, Bam is a much more basic and rhythm driven pop-punk-ish (?) tune, Index 13 jumps around a bit (but ends on a nice relaxing note), and L'allemand Souirant is kind of melodic and i guess a little more emotional (?!?) than the others... or something.

(god damn I hate describing music when I've had anything to do with it)

You're a pretty cool dude for putting this up for free
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Post by: SirJuggles on 26 Feb 2010, 01:51
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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums. This includes requests for re-uploads; if you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.

Repost the rules at the top of each new page.
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Post by: gospel on 26 Feb 2010, 12:03
White Hinterland - Kairos
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Kesang Marstrand - Hello Night (2009 Kids' Album of the Year / Lullaby)
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Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou - s/t
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Kathryn Williams - The Quickening
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Ben Sollee And Daniel Martin Moore - Dear Companion
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 26 Feb 2010, 12:27
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For their first studio album, the Make-Up brought in producer Calvin Johnson, one of the leaders of the International Pop Underground the Make-Up is identified with. Johnson keeps the sound raw and ragged, which suits the band's kinetic, half-ironic, and totally sincere blend of indie-rock and the Stones. Songwriting isn't one of the Make Up's specialties -- very few of the individual songs stand out -- yet their overall sound is frighteningly energetic. The brittle production makes Sound Verite sound as if it would break in two at any moment, especially since the band keeps pushing themselves forward at a blinding speed.
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Post by: pogonrudie on 26 Feb 2010, 15:16
Drive By Truckers - The Big To Do
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ATO Records is pleased to announce the signing of Drive-By Truckers and their label debut, The Big To-Do. The album, which will be the band’s tenth in their thirteen-year career, is scheduled to be released March 16, 2010. The Big To-Do features thirteen new tracks from the Drive-By Truckers and was produced by their long time producer, David Barbe (Sugar, Bettye LaVette). “It’s very much a rock album,” says Patterson Hood of the Trucker’s upcoming release. “Very melodic and more rocking than anything we’ve done since disc 2 of Southern Rock Opera.”
The inspiration for The Big To-Do came to the band during their time on the road. “We’ve often set our songs and albums in different periods of time, but this one finds us directly in our present. Riding all through the highways of America (and Europe) trying to make sense of a very different world than the one we grew up in,” says Hood. “I don’t write a lot of songs on the road, but I did more than usual on this album and many more were inspired by or set there, either in a literal sense or something I witnessed or heard about while I was out there.”
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Post by: debaser on 26 Feb 2010, 16:26
ELECTRIC PRESIDENT - the violent blue

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This is a great album. All the Distant Ships is one of the best songs I've heard in a long time, thanks.

Ganger - Hammock Style
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Late 90's slintish post rock. Some great songs on here.

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Post by: KvP on 26 Feb 2010, 21:35
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Forever Changes was better.
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Post by: JD on 27 Feb 2010, 20:17
Xiu Xiu - Dear God I Hate Myself[2010]
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Post by: scarred on 27 Feb 2010, 22:26
Quote from: Pitchfork
With Caralee McElroy gone, Jamie Stewart enlists new guests and experiments with 8-bit textures. It's still Xiu Xiu though: look at the title.

hurr hurr derp
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Post by: KvP on 27 Feb 2010, 23:49
I can't think of many concepts much worse than "Xiu Xiu plays with 8-bit".
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Post by: scarred on 27 Feb 2010, 23:58
"Lady Gaga plays with 8-bit"

"Van Halen plays with 8-bit"

"Lady Gaga plays with Van Halen"

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Post by: JD on 28 Feb 2010, 01:26
Well sooooorrrrrryyyy
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Post by: scarred on 28 Feb 2010, 01:32
You ruin everything beautiful
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Post by: JD on 28 Feb 2010, 01:44
Didn't you just start fiddling around with 8bit stuff anyway?
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Post by: scarred on 28 Feb 2010, 01:45
I've been doing it since early 2009, before it was all cool and shit
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Post by: scarred on 28 Feb 2010, 01:46
Also pretty much anything I post in this thread should not be taken seriously
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Post by: youthcant on 28 Feb 2010, 17:22
I can't think of many concepts much worse than "Xiu Xiu plays with 8-bit".

Jamie Stewart produced HORSE the Band's newest album...
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 28 Feb 2010, 21:26
I can't think of many concepts much worse than "Xiu Xiu plays with 8-bit".

Xiu Xiu makes another music video
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 28 Feb 2010, 21:27
(http://www.thebluetrenchcoat.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/spiderland.jpg)

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Slint - Spiderland
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Post by: De_El on 28 Feb 2010, 22:36
Haha how long do you usually wait between posting Spiderland again? What's the period?
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 01 Mar 2010, 12:44
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wCpGMODpaFM/SRbtZSqMteI/AAAAAAAAAD0/mnGbcQFtO1Y/s1600/gayAndJoan.jpg)

and now for something completely different.

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Years ago i gathered this from the P2P networks of yore. It is a hodge podge of assorted italo disco tracks and artists, quality varies but I figure it is a good place to start.
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Post by: scarred on 01 Mar 2010, 14:48
fucking sexy. dl'ing.
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Post by: scarred on 01 Mar 2010, 15:14
no laserdance in the tracklist. a little disappointed, but I have their discography so I'm not complaining too much.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Mar 2010, 15:57
Both Glitter and Doom Tour uploads aren't working.

Fuck.
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Post by: De_El on 01 Mar 2010, 17:40
Yessss Spacer Woman is so good Valerie Dore is so good
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 02 Mar 2010, 06:31
I know you guys hate me as a rule, consider this a peace offering cuz this record is fucking great.
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Post by: valley_parade on 02 Mar 2010, 09:35
Errorrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 02 Mar 2010, 10:27
That's a bummer, cuz I'm really enjoying it
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Post by: JD on 02 Mar 2010, 11:56
Me too
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Post by: JD on 02 Mar 2010, 11:58
I'll re-up it when I get the chance.(if kieff doesn't)
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Post by: scarred on 02 Mar 2010, 14:18
I MISS EVERYTHING FUN
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Post by: JD on 02 Mar 2010, 15:43
Plastic Beach
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Post by: abel on 02 Mar 2010, 16:18
new album coming real soon. check him out live even sooner.
heres 3 tracks to whet yo appetite.
Tobacco - Maniac Meat (samplr)
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 02 Mar 2010, 16:20
this page has won my heart
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Post by: scarred on 02 Mar 2010, 17:22
Plastic Beach

Is track 13 corrupt for anyone else?
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Post by: JD on 02 Mar 2010, 17:26
track 13(if anyone has that problem)
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 02 Mar 2010, 17:42
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Can - Tago Mago
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Post by: Dimmukane on 02 Mar 2010, 20:30
Pretty Lights released a new EP for download today, here (http://prettylightsmusic.com/).  It's free, and it is really good electro-dub-triphop-whatever.
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Post by: KvP on 03 Mar 2010, 00:39
Interestingly enough, those guys are from this town. I was just talking with the other radio guys about how they're blowing up. Strange as really, nothing ever happens in this town (except the Balloon Boy shit). Scalpers are selling tickets to their show at the local theater for hundreds of dollars. I played one of their songs on my show by request, it was pretty good.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 03 Mar 2010, 12:18
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Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
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Post by: gospel on 03 Mar 2010, 14:27
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
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"A More Perfect Union" (YouTube) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YCLBL4LEkc)
MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/titusandronicus)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?tnyhz1mwnmoBasically, a concept album about the civil war (shocking, right?). It's been described as less Springsteen and more sloppy Oberst. Needless to say, it's had some good reviews and some snarlingly contemptuous ones. Perhaps, it's best to not go over this one with a fine tooth comb.

I also find it odd that this is the second song/album that mentions the civil war ship (i.e. Bishop Allen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE7yvu7H5w8)).

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4.5

Everything about The Airing of Grievances indicated to me that Titus Andronicus are supposed to be a terrible band. Their vocalist can’t sing, their musicianship is sloppy, and they always sound a tequila shot away from puking and passing out on your mum’s unreasonably expensive couch. Not to mention, they’re named after the most woefully violent play Shakespeare ever put his name to, of which even smarmy, toupeed scholars gawk as they polish their monocles. But The Airing of Grievances was brilliant; a breath of fresh air amongst the growing number of bands experimenting with a lo-fi aesthetic experiencing a revitalization. Enter The Monitor and with it dispel every doubt Titus Andronicus aren’t one of the best. For one thing, it’s only the bands second album and one of the most ambitious sophomore efforts in recent memory at that. Even from the bands own mouths, its absurdity is a little difficult to explain. It’s been touted as a concept record for the civil war, except anachronistic and with pop culture references to The Dark Knight and Curb Your Enthusiasm, amongst others. It’s about how “they’re all out to get us” but “maybe not”. Perhaps most fittingly, it’s about “trying to live decently in indecent times”. And that’s all before you get to the intimidating track listing, which includes a 14-minute closer and two 9-minute back-to-back centre pieces. You certainly can’t accuse these guys of shying away from a challenge.

The truth is The Monitor basks in its own self-hyped extravagance. Though everything about it just reeks of wild, exorbitant self-indulgence and complete disregard for what anyone thinks, that’s a huge portion of its charm. The very fact that a 14 minute closer from a no-frills punk band actually works, and with an energy that often seems unparalleled, is reason enough for a ‘holy ***’ to pass appropriately through the lips of any doubtful listener. It isn’t just the sign of a band coming into their own but of breaking every barrier they once had. This is Titus Andronicus clutching their balls and jumping straight into the deep end, with no Wendy the lifeguard to bail them out if they can’t quite hack it. Where The Airing of Grievances preached, The Monitor calls to arms.

A lot of this flair comes down to the image the band projects of themselves through their music, and particularly lead singer Patrick Stickles. He operates under a makeshift working mans existentialism, articulating bar-lit tales of failure and boozy self-loathing in a way that almost feels inspiring, betraying its subject matter to a point where you’re singing along to the “you will always be a loser!” gang vocals as if it's something to be celebrated. His cynical, strained shouts instill a sense of urgency, paranoia, as if his life and yours depend on what he’s saying, though underlined by an obvious inclination for the melodramatic. Stickles falls perfectly between the point of being too disenchanted to be content with a middle class existence and too carefree to be nihilistic. He’s sarcastic, he’s bitter, he’s angry, and he is, simply put, one of the finest purveyors of the modern, sordid, post-teen anthem, perhaps only outshined by the fanatical Jeff Rosenstock.

Yet for all of Stickles’ street corner philosophizing, there’s always a constant: the music chugs along, like a locomotive, reflecting on his sharp introspection with enthusiastic, galloping instrumentation. And at its finest, The Monitor is bustling and rowdy, brave and joyfully uproarious. “A Pot In Which To Piss” begins slow and slurred before shifting gears into a Springsteen-esque hair-in-the-wind E Street jam, though vacant of The Boss’ aged optimism (“You ain’t never been no virgin, kid / You’ve been ***ed from the start”). “Titus Andronicus Forever” is a 2-minute gang shout of “The enemy is everywhere!” and the reflective “Theme from Cheers” explodes with the rallying cry: “Give me a Guinness / Give me a keystone light / Give me a kegger / on a Friday night!” and it suggests exactly what Titus Andronicus excel at: peel away the layers and what you have here is a damn good time. These songs feel equally at home on a battlefield as they do in your buddy’s crazy, liquor-stained basement; sprawling tributes to artists like Bruce Springsteen and The Replacements that beg to be shouted and screamed far above the volume knob on the stereo will turn.

The basis on which everything really falls into place, where this becomes more than just a lo-fi punk album made by indie kids with a Springsteen fetish, is one that is sure to polarize opinions, particularly critical; it shoots for the gut. It’s an album that focuses so heavily on feeling and of hitting whatever connection it can with a listener, grabbing them by the scruff of the neck and pulling them into their world. You don’t feel a connection with Stickles but rather with everything he represents, everything he sings about, you’re shoulder to shoulder in a crowded room of everyone else going through the same problems, the same worries and when he cries: “It’s still us against them!” you know whose side you’re on. The aesthetic built off Stickles’ heightened sense of discontent isn’t one of overwhelming self-pity but rather acceptance, to make the most of what you have, and the music echoes those sentiments in its carefree extravagance. At the end of the day, The Monitor’s brashness pays off through the ambition, confidence, and talent of its visionaries. This is what punk rock is all about.
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Post by: scarred on 03 Mar 2010, 14:49
There is too much 'real music' in this thread. Time to bring in the wrecking ball.

Erasure - I Say I Say I Say [1994]

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Ignore the atrocious art and download it because this is the album that features the song ALWAYS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKMTCze_fTw) from the game ROBOT UNICORN ATTACK.
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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 03 Mar 2010, 15:00
Scarred, you are my favorite thing ever
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 03 Mar 2010, 17:21
You all want this album so download it fuckers.

Blood Red Shoes - Fire Like This

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... loud, fuzzy, unapologetic and catchy.

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Post by: blackfeltfedora on 03 Mar 2010, 18:34
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Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising

An amazing album, get it!!!
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Post by: youthcant on 03 Mar 2010, 20:40
I can't think of many concepts much worse than "Xiu Xiu plays with 8-bit".

Xiu Xiu makes another music video

Humph...
This video was terrific!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJFmpLvofrM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJFmpLvofrM)
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Post by: Orcusmars on 04 Mar 2010, 01:02
Erasure - I Say I Say I Say [1994]

You are my new best friend.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 04 Mar 2010, 01:08
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Nation of Ulysses - 13 Point Program to Destroy America



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Haddaway - What Is Love
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Post by: KvP on 04 Mar 2010, 02:26
Classic.
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Post by: Catacombs on 04 Mar 2010, 04:30
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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums. This includes requests for re-uploads; if you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.

Repost the rules at the top of each new page.
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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 04 Mar 2010, 05:35
I saw these guys last night.   Middle Class Rut-- or MC Rut if you prefer-- is a noisy, post-punk (for lack of a better genre) duo that creates a whole lot of sound for just two guys.   A crack-addict-skinny drummer with "FOR SALE" tattooed on his chest in four inch tall letters and a J'Lo inspired headset mic coupled with a Melody Maker playing guitarist who (at least last night) was trying like hell to look like Darby Crash.   How can you go wrong, right?

Having had this EP for awhile, I was honestly expecting a Melt-Banana sized pedal board and a whole lot of knob fiddling  before, during, and after every song.  It didn't happen.  A couple of guitar swaps and one instance of knob fiddling was all I saw which makes me wonder...  How do they get all that sound?


Middle Class Rut - 25 Years EP


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Post by: pogonrudie on 04 Mar 2010, 14:08
Sounds great, thanks.
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Post by: scarred on 04 Mar 2010, 14:15
Plastic Beach

just noticed track 12 cuts out in the middle... can i get an up on that? *puppy dog eyes*
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Post by: JD on 04 Mar 2010, 18:11
Fine jeez alright hold on

shabang
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Post by: scarred on 04 Mar 2010, 18:31
you're the prettiest
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Post by: DMart on 05 Mar 2010, 01:11
I make a share:

Fritzwicky - Time Flies (2009)

[a thing]

Local (Melbourne) band, of which I am a member. Making CD attempt number 1.

We put them in a shoe box, hoping someone would give them a good home - but the time has come let go and release them into the wild.

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Our influences include Zappa, Volta, Faith No More and the Wiggles - though they don't come out so much in these recordings. Bit of a variety here - Ian is a hip-hop tinged alternative do, Bam is a much more basic and rhythm driven pop-punk-ish (?) tune, Index 13 jumps around a bit (but ends on a nice relaxing note), and L'allemand Souirant is kind of melodic and i guess a little more emotional (?!?) than the others... or something.

(god damn I hate describing music when I've had anything to do with it)

You're a pretty cool dude for putting this up for free

I am genuinely uncertain about whether that comment was genuine or not.. but hey, a free bump's a free bump!

Anyway sorry for hijacking the thread a little, but I've noticed we got a few people downloading this - if anyone would like to shoot through opinions or anything please PM me, we're always looking for feedback.

Cheers guys - and in the spirit of the thread, I now give you:

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - Calibration (2008)



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Anyone who has grokked the deep magical hoodoo from Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez's solo projects knows he's nothing if not prolific. In 2007 alone he issued a 12" EP with former Can vocalist Damo Suzuki, the barnburner Se Dice Bisonte, No
Bùfalo album, and a five-track EP with spoken word artist, novelist, essayist, and expatriate American artist Lydia Lunch — on three different labels — and composed the soundtrack to the Guillermo Arriaga film El Bufalo de la Noche. All of this was apart from his recording, writing, and touring duties as lead guitarist of the knottiest, most admittedly self-indulgent band in rock. Calibration is the logical successor to his Se Dice Bisonte, No Bùfalo set (an actual rock tribute to Arriaga's film) and the Mars Volta's Bedlam in Goliath, which was released on January 29, 2008, a week before this. That said, don't expect this to be simply a follow-up album in the same vein. Rodriguez-Lopez is far too mercurial for that to be the case. This one is almost equal parts loopy, knotty progressive and experimental rock and electronics. Yes, all the members of the Mars Volta are present in various places, but so are Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante (as "vocalist" on "Glosa Picaresca Wou Men") and Money Mark (on synths on "El Monte T'aï" and "...Is Pushing Luck" — with Cedric Bixler-Zavala from the Volta on vocals) as well other friends and numerous family members. The influence of artists like Frank Zappa on Rodriguez-Lopez in terms of both his truly amazing guitar playing as well as his manner of composing actual rock songs is uncanny.

But the guitar is only one element that Omar uses on Calibration. Given that this was recorded for N2O, a label known for its DJ mashups (DJ Starscream from Slipknot is also on the roster), Rodriguez-Lopez uses more electronics on this set than he has ever employed on his solo projects in the past. The way in which they are used, however, is anything but "danceable." They add noise, texture, dimension, atmosphere, humor, and even terror. Check the soundtrack-like feel of "Grey (Cancion Para El)," with its user of various televisions, guitars, Kim Humphries violin, and overdriven pedals to stretch time and even the sense of dimension in the piece. Dynamics are turned inside out, and this begins as a lament, and perhaps ends as a funeral travelogue, but in the middle? Entire sonic universes get jarringly complex. The guitars sting and play off one another as disembodied voices and noises from television programs past and present shift through the soundscape, sometimes violently. Frusciante chants like a deranged Zappa in the backdrop about the devil until the tune gets cut in the middle of a phrase as "Sidewalk Fins," with its sinister, acid-damaged sense of foreboding, tension, and doom, slowly creeps into the center. Thomas Pridgen's drumming is a signature in this piece, as breakbreats, Tony Williams-like drum rolls, and fills cross the middle of the mix and are painted by Omar's Rhodes, guitars, and drum loops. "Lick The Tilting Poppies," where Omar is singing, playing bass, guitar, synths, clavinet, and of course guitar, is accompanied by Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez and Humphries in an unhinged cruise through the nightmare side of dope-a-vision. The melody and lyric, both in Spanish mode and language, evolve into something grand, majestic, and utterly beautiful. The album ends with its longest track, "Las Lagrimas de Arakuine," with a simple quartet as Omar plays guitar and synths, Juan Alderete de la Peña plays bass, Pridgen plays drums, and Marcel colors with more synths. It's a long drum- and guitar-driven jam that feels in its own way out of place on the set, until a bit later on. It's haunting, intense, spaced-out, and is a transcendent work of futuristic beauty and melody. If Se Dice Bisonte, No Bùfalo was Omar's rock & roll tribute to cinema, this is its doppelgänger in reverse, an aural cinema of sound that offers a new direction for rock that is not only listenable for all of its excesses and indulgence, but compelling and actually emotionally moving. Calibration is Omar's most adventurous yet most realized moment as a solo artist thus far, and given his other work, and especially the Mars Volta's Bedlam in Goliath, that's saying plenty.

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Post by: JD on 05 Mar 2010, 06:41
genuine
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Post by: DarkAvenger on 05 Mar 2010, 19:59
If this was posted then I missed it:

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Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

The Brutalist Bricks

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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 05 Mar 2010, 20:07
Not really a mf!re link, but there is a good sludge band called Thou (http://noladiy.org/thou.html) that has their discography available for free download on their website.  The website design is pretty bad, but if you just keep scrolling down you'll come to the downloads section.

Their two full lengths, "Peasant" and "Tyrant" are more atmospheric, while the buttsload of EPs they've done are heavier and dirty as fuck.
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Post by: amok on 06 Mar 2010, 03:11
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

The Brutalist Bricks

yesssssssssssss :mrgreen:
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Post by: De_El on 06 Mar 2010, 12:02
Thou are legit. I like them a lot. I played some of their stuff on my student radio show last year when I was playing all stoner/doom/sludge/drone metal
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Post by: medicatesleep on 06 Mar 2010, 14:08
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400 Blows - Black Rainbow

"This three piece (Skot-vocals, Christian-guitar, Ferdinand-drums) hails from Los Angeles, CA. They've been playing together for about 5 years. They describe themselves as an anti-melody band. Probably because the drummer and the guitarist lock themselves into taut, relentless, rhythm heavy grooves. The vocalist then skillfully bobs, weaves and jabs his way around these syncopated, complex compositions of noise with his caustic brand of story telling. Their live performances are well known for being extremely tight, powerful, and unique. The sole guitar player flanks the stage with two 100 watt half stacks that provide for an interesting blast of sonic intensity. The long awaited follow up to "3.19.98", "Black Rainbow" is now available through Rehash Records. Not exactly anything you'd expect. Simply a distinctive fusion of power, rhythm, and energy. This is 400 BLOWS."

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Post by: KvP on 06 Mar 2010, 18:04
Skot
Skot
Skot
Skot
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Post by: JD on 06 Mar 2010, 18:10
There are weirder names.
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Post by: Scarychips on 06 Mar 2010, 22:14
S E L F H E L P -- T H O M A S (2009)

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Thomas Gill, the mastermind behind T H O M A S, hails from Toronto and is best-known these days for being the guitarist/percussionist who accompanies Owen Pallett on tour. When he has a break, he usually tours with his own music, his own band. Differing from Owen Pallett symphonic/orchestral pop, Thomas Gill makes straight-up pop. It is both catchy, soulful, humourous and goddamn good. Live, he plays the guitar magnificiently and has no trouble falsetto-ing and singing in his normal voice right after.
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Post by: geodescent on 07 Mar 2010, 08:00
Natural Wonders - Thunderstorms: Soothing Sounds of Nature (1995)

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Story
Some back-story is available about the Natural Wonders stores that used to be in some malls. Just Google "Natural Wonders - Thunderstorms" and take a look at the Ask MetaFilter link. I can't really place the true release date of the CD, but I know mine was listed as 1999 on the back cover, as my tags will show, but it may have been released as early as 1995. Others say the CD was released in 2000. I guess on this one you have to make up your own mind on the release date. Also, I have different album art (from a 2006 version) embedded into the MP3s than posted above, because at the time I tagged them, the above album art did not exist online. This release is very rare as far as I can tell.

Description
There is no annoying accompanying music; it is just the thunderstorms. These MP3s were encoded by me in 2008 via Exact Audio Copy at 192kbps Stereo.

Track 1: Big Sur, California (30:01)
Track 2: Florida Everglades (30:00)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 07 Mar 2010, 18:50
The Soviettes - LP
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http://www.mediafire.com/?wltzg12vqtmThe Land of the Clear Blue Radio (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PSW2A9H-Pc)

Andrew Jackson Jihad - People That Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World
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http://www.mediafire.com/?yzz5cncnithRejoice! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0cxrA3dTv4&feature=related)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: E. Spaceman on 07 Mar 2010, 20:23
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Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: De_El on 07 Mar 2010, 21:17
Phil Lynott wants YOU
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to download that record. And so do I, cus it's great.
I know back in the day they were considered "hard rock" or whatever, but I tend to think of Jailbreak more as power-pop than anything else.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: E. Spaceman on 07 Mar 2010, 23:03
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VA - Raiders of the Lost Dub

A selection of fine dubs mostly by Sly & Robbie but with some other choice artists.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Kai on 08 Mar 2010, 00:33
I have Raiders of the Lost Dub on vinyl. It is excellent! Highly recommend it to everyone and anyone forever.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 08 Mar 2010, 01:39
I kinda struggled over this since I know requests are specifically frowned upon by the rules. By in today's newspost Jeph mentioned a band called Fang Island that I've never heard of and can't seem to find but sound right up my alley. If it's at all possible I would be highly interested in picking up their new self-titled CD?


In order to keep this from being simply begging, I'll share something that I'm rather fond of:


The Pillows - Addict (FLCL Official Soundtrack)

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Addict is the first soundtrack from the anime series FLCL. Most of the music is by Japanese rock group the Pillows. The rest is by Shinkichi Mitsumune, a composer. This first album includes music which can be found in the FLCL anime series. Compared to the 3rd album, these songs can for the most part be seen as instrumentals.

I love FLCL, and a large part of that was due to the wonderful music. It's rather upbeat rock for the most part, with a few darker or more mellow pieces for ambiance. Scenes in the anime were actually animated to correspond to the music as opposed to the other way around, and each piece has unique emotion that can be tied to a moment from the animated series.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 08 Mar 2010, 09:21
Fang Island - Fang Island
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 Mar 2010, 16:47
I'm glad somebody did that, because I was about dive into the internet to find that shit so I could upload it myself.

I've never heard of Fang Island but the man uploaded The Motherfucking Pillows for us, so he definitely deserves it.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 08 Mar 2010, 18:44

Andrew Jackson Jihad - People That Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World

Ahhhhh, thank youuu
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Post by: MrBlu on 08 Mar 2010, 23:38
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VA - Raiders of the Lost Dub

A selection of fine dubs mostly by Sly & Robbie but with some other choice artists.
EVERYONE SHOULD DOWNLOAD THIS.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Mar 2010, 07:29
Even me?
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Post by: Mr. Tool on 09 Mar 2010, 07:51
Brasstronaut - Mount Chimaera

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I uploaded their EP “Old World Lies” awhile back, and it’s at over 200 downloads so I imagine there’s at least a few people around here interested in the band’s new full-length.

Here’s a track from the EP if you need a taste of their sound (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0QgTmvItxE)

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Post by: scarred on 09 Mar 2010, 08:02
yeaaaah I was about to upload that
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Post by: trr005 on 09 Mar 2010, 09:48
Brasstronaut - Mount Chimaera

I uploaded their EP “Old World Lies” awhile back, and it’s at over 200 downloads so I imagine there’s at least a few people around here interested in the band’s new full-length.

Here’s a track from the EP if you need a taste of their sound (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0QgTmvItxE)

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These guys are fucking good.  Thanks for this and the EP.  Great find...very awesome.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: MrSteevo on 09 Mar 2010, 19:25
Brasstronaut - Mount Chimaera

(http://i48.tinypic.com/17pz0j.jpg)

I uploaded their EP “Old World Lies” awhile back, and it’s at over 200 downloads so I imagine there’s at least a few people around here interested in the band’s new full-length.

Here’s a track from the EP if you need a taste of their sound (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0QgTmvItxE)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?mwymnngnemm

They're doing their first U.S. tour, should check them out if they're in town near you.
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Post by: KvP on 09 Mar 2010, 19:53
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Slugabed - Ultra Heat Treated EP

Quote from: Resident Advisor
Slugabed's peculiar strain of squashed and rigidly fashioned instrumental hip-hop has infiltrated heads for months now. In fact, his particularly masculine brew of square wave stomping dates back to 2008, so it's a little odd to think that this, the Ultra Heat Treated EP on Planet Mu, will only be his second solo 12-inch.

It nonetheless both underlines his accomplishment to date as well as marking a confident stride into the arena of competition. Right from the off, with the title track squeezing out a jagged-edged bass riff, Slugabed wanders like an overexcited child through a forest of Easter eggs; haphazardly jumping off the beaten path, checking every hiding place. Strong, slow drums frame the breakdown on "Ultra Heat Treated" as Sluga adds wispy synths that lift the ear back into the whirling of the bassline when it reappears. The two other more up-tempo numbers, "Skyfire" and "Pressure," display his talent for thumping drums hard, forcing his punishing love of heavy-as-hell simplistic rhythms right on you whether you like it or not.

The remaining three tracks on the EP aptly display a keen ear for synth colouration and melody—even if they're all primitive computerized RGB in hue. Taking the toy town sounding, pony production value of some of skweee music's shining lights as a starting point, Sluga pours his own compression-happy technique into his song workings, letting the distortion of the drums pull the focus rather than the throwback novelty of some of the resounding 8-bit sounds. "Goulash" is the epitome of this style: Slugabed literally booms out his kick drums and thick, LFO-heavy basslines over synths that have been lifted straight out of Sega's early '90s "end of level boss" music library.

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Lusine - A Certain Distance

Quote from: Resident Advisor
Is Jeff McIlwain, the Seattle techno producer who works under the name Lusine, starting to go pop? Maybe. A little. Sort of. Is this a bad thing? Not at all—in fact, it gives A Certain Distance, his second full album for Ghostly, more reach than 2004's Serial Hodgepodge, and not just because he's working with vocalists more. This still sounds like a Lusine album: it's still largely abstract, still in McIlwain's tonal comfort zone, still partial to timbres that scan as lustrous to techno lovers and as kind of grey to non-partisans. Where Serial Hodgepodge bumped its share but still felt a little camera-shy, A Certain Distance is grabbier than its title suggests, and that is, often, down to the singing.

"Singing," of course, is a relative term here, since McIlwain likes to smear and serrate the human voice as much as he does the clipping beats, curdling static and glossy keyboards that make up the rest of his work. As you'd figure, the types of voices he likes best have a kind of foghorn breathiness: two Distance tracks guest-star Vilja Larjosto, a Finnish singer-songwriter, whose work here is pleasant but lacks bite; another, "Gravity," features Caitlin Sherman. Apart from "Two Dots," though, few of these voices, including whomever it is making his/her way into the relatively straightforward (and rather beautiful) "Crowded Room"—maybe McIlwain himself—do much enunciating, at least by the time it reaches our ears. McIlwain is a subtle and smart producer, and while sometimes he can seem more subdued than is necessary, there's a lot to uncover here.

Particularly in the album's second half—tracks six through eleven are where most of the meat is. "Gravity" is subtly funky, pitter-patterned hi-hats over irregular-just-so pulse, while McIlwane cuts Sherman's voice into a series of stroboscopic, charged, percussive confetti-patterns. "Baffle" builds and builds some more for until it's slowly but gently swallowed your headphones, before receding quickly. "Every Disguise" is curling and enveloping, its micro-sound-bites traipsing evenly, apart from a stray bit of static that goes on just far enough past where it should to set the whole thing slightly off. And on "Double Vision" a ruminative keyboard figure in foreground seems to play with its own timing, dragging before landing on the beat and making it sound new each time. Then some others join it, and they help.
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Amµnition Sampler

Quote from: me
It certainly seemed as though, for a good few years at the turn of the millennium at least, the inheritance of the 90's IDM "movement" was changing hands from the descendants of acid techno to a particular substrain of drum and bass that came to be known as "breakcore". The reasons for this were at least somewhat obvious - "classic" IDM and breakcore tended to share a certain gonzo sense of humor, and the luminaries of the breakcore scene displayed a knack for virtuoso composition, particularly when it came to drum programming. Unfortunately it was not to last.


Planet Mu's Amµnition compilation of breakcore's brief heyday makes a good case for why people might've felt that the genre held promise. At the time, Planet Mu was home to breakcore's leading lights, notably Winnipeg's Venetian Snares and Massachusetts avant-garde composer Keith Fullerton Whitman, recording under the name Hrvatski, and the full range of the label's breakcore and jungle catalogue is on display (excepting Hrvatski, unfortunately). The compilation mostly consists of clutches of tracks from particular artists mixed together seamlessly, though the version I have is technically unmixed (all tracks are separated). The first 6 tracks are a sampler of Venetian Snare's early works, and they showcase Aaron Funk's mind-boggling drum sequencing prowess, particularly the classic "Whiskydrunk". Short "sets" by Hellfish and The Gasman proceed before a 4-track sampler from the oeuvre of legendary junglist Remarc, and a jungle/breakcore workout from the ever ridiculous Shitmat. From there the disc closes out with a smattering of selections from Planet Mu's 12" singles of the period.

As a means of introduction to the more IDM-tinged corners of the breakcore scene as it was, Amµnition is as good a resource as you're likely to find. There was some good stuff being released at that time. Unfortunately it should have been obvious to anyone paying attention that the trend wasn't going anywhere. Aside from some very notable exceptions, breakcore really just had its one mode - giddy, spastic freakout. That was fine for a time, but the medium proved too restrictive for any sort of real growth, and so it faded into irrelevance, or worse, was assimilated into the awful (but sometimes so-bad-it's-good) "gabba" culture so beloved by Dutch guys with dreads. Venetian Snares, Planet Mu's first breakout star, still hammers out roughly an album a year (sometimes more) but his most acclaimed work has been that which has moved farthest afield from breakcore, namely the essential jungle-meets-Hungarian classical music experiment Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett, Hrvatski has gone back to ambient drone music, Planet Mu itself has been reinvented as a formidable institution in the dubstep scene, and the new IDM scene appears to be coming from LA's abstract hip hop producers. But for those curious as to the recent history of left-field electronic music (who aren't opposed to a bit of abrasion) Amµnition is something worth looking into.

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System - Peach Fuzz / The Voices

Quote from: Resident Advisor
MC and drum &amp; bass scene stalwart Mark System settles into his production guise for dBridge's Exit label with two techno tinged drum &amp; bass rollers. "Peach Fuzz" is set off by an indecipherable automaton chant that sets the tone for its rigid robot funk style. Synth chimes, buzzers and riffs revolve around the central motif of the machine-like voice, tic-toc beats and subby bass, while the occasional and unexpected growl gives the track a looming sense of danger and excitement that is never fully released. The monotonic groove and the stark minimalism in the end are too much: While it's a catchy DJ tool, "Peach Fuzz" is a bit forgettable on the whole.

"Voices" is on a similar tip but here the arrangement of melodic elements and breakbeat science help build a much more memorable and better tune. What starts off as a steppy bass and beats combo slowly progresses into a breakbeat-driven number as the menacing and shadowy vibe gives way to a wistful sense of melancholia. Sounding like glitchstep wunderkind Martsman hooking up with the Metalheadz crew back in 1997, System juxtaposes and mixes up different sides of the drum &amp; bass ethos resulting in a new and exciting blend.

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Floating Points - People's Potential (white label)

Quote from: me
Snagged this one on vinyl just as soon as I heard about it, but the quality of my rip was not satisfactory so I had to wait for somebody else to do better on this one.

Floating Points continues his forays into dubstep's undiscovered territory with this blank label single, released at the beginning of the year. The loose, jazzy sound that has put him on the radar of various tastemaking types (Avey Tare, Thom Yorke, etc.) is on full display, but as Floating Points goes this is not nearly as essential as some of the other stuff he's done. The main problem as I hear it is a lack of payoff - I felt like I was waiting for a crescendo that never came. I suppose it's meant for the meat of a DJ set ("mere dance music", if that's a bad thing). That's certainly how Yorke used it in his BBC1 radio mix, throwing in a bit of the middle portion of "People's Potential" in the middle of the mix. The song itself is classic (well, "classic" in the loose sense) Floating Points - heavy jazz elements, particularly in the skipping organ / piano strikes, with a rather unusual acid-y bassline thrown on top. Not a bad song by any standard, just a not-particularly-showy song. Not to damn it with faint praise, of course. Give it a listen.

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Subeena - Solidify

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Due either to UK dance culture or the tight economic times (or maybe both), a great chunk of Planet Mu's output in 2009 came in the form of 12" vinyl singles and EPs. One of the advantages of this approach (aside from a lack of filler material and a rapid rate of releases) was that the relatively light commitment required led to a diverse and impressive array of producers releasing material, from hot new talent like Floating Points, Burnkane and Ikonika, to old heavyweights like Terror Danjah and Pinch. From the former pool comes Subeena, a young London producer who's been around for awhile but has only recently been gaining attention for her sleek, futuristic techno/dubstep sound. "Solidify" is sleepy, syrupy R&amp;B chillout track with rippling Rhodes-like synth a nice heavy low end, while "Analyse" is a nice 2-step / technopop throwback to Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Vol. I days. Highly recommended.

For those interested, Subeena also released a free mix for FACT Magazine, and it is really excellent stuff - http://www.factmag.com/2010/01/22/fact-mix-117-subeena/

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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: blaha 41 on 09 Mar 2010, 21:29
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Miles Kurosky - The Desert of Shallow Effects

The Beulah frontman makes an album that sounds like Beulah if Beulah had a TON of time on their hands to play around with arrangements and effects. I've only given it one listen so far, but it was a better listen than most albums I've heard so far this year.


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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: meanwhile on 09 Mar 2010, 21:39
Lemonade - Pure Moods EP (2010)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-3hN8P3JEw
link (not mine):
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Post by: Koremora on 09 Mar 2010, 21:43
Gentlemen! Behold!

Liars: SISTERWOOOOOOOORLD (CD rip, deluxe edition)

(http://messagetoourfolks.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/liars-sisterworld.jpg)

Disk 1
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BTW, the packaging on the deluxe edition is fucking delicious. Awesome gatefold hardcover book style with accordion-fold landscape picture backing. Plus, it comes with an envelope with a print of the band and a developed picture and film slide of a location in LA taken by the band. All unique to the package you bought.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 09 Mar 2010, 22:02
Kaki King - Junior
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http://www.mediafire.com/?nyzunjewddcI pretty much agree with scarred on this album
Just grabbed the new Kaki King. Sounds like what would happen if Tegan and Sara started doing hard drugs with Laura Veirs. Translation: fucking awesome.

edit for rocking track youtubage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTmJBbGaHY8)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 09 Mar 2010, 22:11
Holy crap Liars is awesome
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: De_El on 09 Mar 2010, 22:41
Miles Kurosky

squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 10 Mar 2010, 01:08
Miles Kurosky - The Desert of Shallow Effects

...an album that sounds like Beulah if Beulah had a TON of time on their hands to play around with arrangements and effects.


BUUUUUUUUHHHHHHH
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: vickster on 10 Mar 2010, 03:24
Drive By Truckers - The Big To Do
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Just saw these guys again last week.  If you're not familiar with DBT and their music, give it a whirl then buy their records.  They are great storytellers.
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Post by: scarred on 10 Mar 2010, 04:37
Fang Island - Fang Island

I really can't decide if I like this or not. It'll occasionally click for a minute or so, but then they start "whoah"-ing and whipping out beastly metal-esque guitar riffs and I have to suppress the urge to tape 40s to my hands and punch the elderly.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 10 Mar 2010, 08:23
That's a shame because it's an awesome album.
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Post by: amok on 10 Mar 2010, 10:43
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Mind.in.a.Box - R.E.T.R.O.

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'8 Bits' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEOLPDOKdtY) (Most of the album is instrumental, this is one of the few with vocals)
Review (http://www.side-line.com/reviews_comments.php?id=44316_0_17_0_C)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 10 Mar 2010, 15:43
Anaïs Mitchell - Hadestown
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Singer and songwriter Anais Mitchell wrote the first draft of her “folk opera” Hadestown in 2006 with arranger Michael Chorney and director Ben T. Matchstick. After numerous drafts and performances, it is set in stone here. Hadestown retells the Orpheus and Eurydice myth set in an America of hard times economically, socially, and politically. (There is a hint of the great Depression as a setting, but only a hint.) The cast includes Mitchell as Eurydice, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) as Orpheus, Ani DiFranco as Persephone, Greg Brown as Hades, Ben Knox Miller (The Low Anthem) as Hermes, and the Haden Triplets — Petra, Rachel, and Tanya) as the Fates. The large band includes Rob Burger, Jim Black, Josh Roseman, Nate Wooley, Todd Sickafoose, Marika Hughes, and Tanya Kalmanovich, to name a few.

Hadestown's narrative, like the myth, steeps itself in ambiguities more than dead certainties. It moves past dualities of good and evil, life and death, hope and despair, while examining how commonly held beliefs about class reinforce poverty, how our desire for security is complicit in giving away our freedoms, and what real generosity in love actually is. Nowhere is this more evident than a Brown showcase number, “Why We Build the Wall.” (With the cast/chorus unintentionally answering Woody Guthrie's “This Land Is Your Land” anthem that would make him weep with grief.) There isn’t a weak track here, but high points include “Our Lady of the Underground,” sung by DiFranco; the fierce, yet tender “How Long” with Brown and DiFranco; both parts of Vernon’s “Epic,” Mitchell's and Vernon’s “Doubt Comes In,” and “I Raise My Cup to Him,” by Mitchell with DiFranco. Everything here is ambitious, nothing is excessive. The music ranges with classic American folk forms: country gospel, ragtime, blues, and early jazz, to approximations of rock, swing, and avant-garde — all of it immediate, accessible, and inviting. Vernon’s vocal range — husky baritone to sweet falsetto — does justice to Orpheus. Only a singer like this could write a song beautiful enough to rescue his lover from the Underworld. Mitchell doesn’t make herself the star, but is nonetheless. She is convincing as Eurydice; her lyrics are poetic, and her melodies unpretentious, yet sophisticated thanks to Chorney’s arrangements. This 57-minute work goes by in a flash. Artfully conceived, articulated, and produced, Hadestown raises Mitchell's creative bar exponentially: there isn't anything else remotely like it.

Way Down Hadestown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDqBzuh-DIg)
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Post by: Harun on 10 Mar 2010, 18:02
Jónsi - Go (2010)

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i.e. sigur rós dude's solo album

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Post by: Lunchbox on 10 Mar 2010, 18:46

Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard Band - 'em and I
http://www.myspace.com/jefflewisband (http://www.myspace.com/jefflewisband)
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Jeffrey Lewis is an American singer/songwriter and comic-book artist, part of the Anti-folk movement. Several of his musical influences have been acknowledged in his songs such as The Chelsea Hotel Oral Sex Song, concerning the song by Leonard Cohen, and The History of the Fall.

anti-folk, singer-songwriter, indie, lo-fi
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"Eighty per cent of success is showing up," quipped Woody Allen, to whom fellow neurotic New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis has often been compared. That would at least explain Lewis's lack of mainstream success, because more often than not he's too busy unravelling his anxieties around a battered acoustic guitar to bother showing up. If past Jeffrey Lewis albums count as showing up, then it's showing up hungover, in a crumpled suit, with bits of toast in his beard.

'Em Are I, then, is Lewis's fifth proper LP and, after years of acclaim in anti-folk circles, it's his first that has at least one eye on the mainstream. It also contains what is pretty close to a straight-ahead pop song in Broken, Broken, Broken Heart, a handclap-strewn ditty that wouldn't sound out of place on With the Beatles. Well, that's if the Fabs had ever sung about trying to break their own hearts by leaving them out in the rain.

Despite higher production values (ie it wasn't recorded in a tumble dryer), this probably isn't going to be the record that propels Jeffrey too far beyond his army of devoted followers. Truth is, he doesn't know how to do commercial. This is a guy who interrupts gigs to recite from his pictorial history of communism in North Korea, whose last album consisted of nothing but covers of anarcho-punk band Crass and who once wrote a six-minute song that told the story of the struggling artist through the eyes of someone being raped by Bonnie Prince Billy on a New York subway track. His songs may be many things - mind-boggling in scope, laugh-out-loud funny, wonderfully moving - but a threat to Lady GaGa they are not. more... (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/apr/19/jeffery-lewis-and-the-junkyard)


Reposting this because I went to see these guys last night and it was the best thing, thanks for this upload man.
I had a chat to Jeff after the show and pretty much he is the sweetest nerdiest guy ever. You could just listen to him talk for hours.
I bought his comic and read it on the bus! It is laugh out loud funny which is bad for bus reading.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KvP on 10 Mar 2010, 20:57
I'm too lazy to download and re-up, so I'm just going to link off-site if that's alright with you (if not, fuck you)

Jay Reatard vinyl rips (http://zambonisoundtracks.blogspot.com/2010/03/jay-reatard-vinyl-rips-by-wolfsblood.html). I think Ian makes a pretty good case for why these are better than the shitty CD masterings. I think it sounds a lot better too.
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Post by: Orcusmars on 11 Mar 2010, 00:10
Jónsi - Go (2010)
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Holy shit, this is absolutely phenomenal. I am absolutely floored by how utterly fantastic this is.

Thanks, Harun. Seriously.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 11 Mar 2010, 00:49
Brasstronaut - Mount Chimaera

I... my goodness... this is wonderful.


Oh uhhhh
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Post by: pat101 on 11 Mar 2010, 17:04
I know I'm not around much these days but I thought I'd hit ya'll with the good shit

Caribou - Swim [2010] (320kbps)

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(http://www.seizurechicken.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/caribou-swim-aa.jpg)

It's the latest Caribou record, and it's fanfuckingtastic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq_tDOFU5tY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq_tDOFU5tY)
This is the first single/first track of the record. Oh yes.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 11 Mar 2010, 17:10
okay, I was sold after fifteen seconds of that track.

downloading now!
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Post by: JD on 11 Mar 2010, 18:29
The Knife + Planningtorock + Mt. Sims - Tomorrow, In A Year
(http://nickydigital.com/blog_images/the_knife_20100106.jpg)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?twdxvlnij0m
Picked up the hard copy the other day. Very interesting music
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Post by: scarred on 11 Mar 2010, 20:00
As an album, it kind of falls short for me, but goddamn if I haven't listened to "Colouring of Pigeons" like 59867 times. That is bar none the best track released this year.
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Post by: Orcusmars on 11 Mar 2010, 22:35
As an album, it kind of falls short for me, but goddamn if I haven't listened to "Colouring of Pigeons" like 59867 times. That is bar none the best track released this year.

Hell yes colouring of pidgeons. that track alone is worth the download.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 12 Mar 2010, 10:30
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00074Q6IE.jpg)


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Motor City Machine Music: An Exploration of Cybotron

This is Techno
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Post by: juncopartner on 12 Mar 2010, 19:44
A collection of 45's edited down to one mp3 from Afrika.  If you're into Fela Kuti this is your kinda groove.

(http://imgur.com/SHrjO.jpg)

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Post by: lauraelise204 on 13 Mar 2010, 10:52

Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/CoXy204/Picture20.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/CoXy204/tumblr_kz4m8jkwZP1qb74dgo1_1280.jpg)



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Post by: scarred on 13 Mar 2010, 15:29
I was gonna yell at you for not using code tags but fuck it's new Laura Marling.
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Post by: lauraelise204 on 13 Mar 2010, 16:39
I was gonna yell at you for not using code tags but fuck it's new Laura Marling.



it's been a while since i last posted here.  i forgot the ways.  fixed!
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Post by: screamingfool on 13 Mar 2010, 19:46
Oh dang thanks for the laura maurling!


(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/8421/altig.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?gyzzyng0oyzhere's one that i can't stop listening to, it's like björk's sound and voice with tom wait's aesthetic in danish.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Mar 2010, 20:05
What is it called
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Post by: JD on 13 Mar 2010, 20:10
Under Byen

here's a neat music video from them (http://stereogum.com/113571/under_byen_-_alt_er_tabt_video_stereogum_premiere/mp3/)
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Post by: amok on 14 Mar 2010, 01:21
New Under Byen? I love this year already.. thanks!
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 14 Mar 2010, 14:28
(http://www.self-titledmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/weww021.jpg)


House of House - Rushin' To Paradise

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Goddamn great slow house tracks
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Post by: Koremora on 14 Mar 2010, 16:49
White Hinterland - Kairos (2010)

(http://thephoenix.com/BLOGS/blogs/onthedownload/WhiteHinterland_Kairos.jpg)

Delicious R&B-inflected dream pop with Dirty Projectors-esque female vocals. Mmmmmm.

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Post by: StaedlerMars on 14 Mar 2010, 17:45
that album is really good guys.
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Post by: JD on 14 Mar 2010, 19:41
Dreamy folk from Copenhagen

Sleep Party People - S/T
(http://www.anewbandaday.com/uploaded_images/sleep-party-people-765782.jpg)
A Sweet Song About Love (http://vimeo.com/9160599)
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Post by: Lhefriel_Medies on 14 Mar 2010, 21:22
Winrar tells me the track 3 from Junior is corrupt. Can I get it?
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Post by: MrBlu on 14 Mar 2010, 21:53
ELECTRIC PRESIDENT - the violent blue

(http://img9.imageshost.ru/imgs/100126/cd8e5b2b29/64f1a.jpg)



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Electric President is made up of Ben Cooper and Alex Kane from Jacksonville, Florida and The Violent Blue is the duo's third long player. The record is direct evidence of a band that has matured over the last six years and has evolved their sound into what you hear today. Gone is the bedroom pop of their debut and the inconsistency of direction that held back Sleep Well [2008]. Their earlier song structures have now been replaced with a more focused album that blends the group's electronic backgrounds with an overall shoegaze vibe, while still retaining engaging melodies that make The Violent Blue memorable. What really stands out here is that Electric President seems to have made a permanent commitment to their style, as each song feels complete and transitions well into the next. It has moments where the strong chorus holds your attention like on "Safe And Sound", while other tracks let you dive into the instrumentation, such as the over eight minute closer "All The Distant Ships". It is this balanced combination that makes The Violent Blue Electric President's best album to date and should garner them increased interest on the indie scene.



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I guess I'm the only one that liked Sleep Well, but I'm gonna snag this anyways.
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Post by: JD on 14 Mar 2010, 22:14
Winrar tells me the track 3 from Junior is corrupt. Can I get it?

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http://www.mediafire.com/?yvxdxw41eyz
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Post by: Lhefriel_Medies on 14 Mar 2010, 22:19
Winrar tells me the track 3 from Junior is corrupt. Can I get it?

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?yvxdxw41eyz

Thank you muchly.
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Post by: scarred on 14 Mar 2010, 22:26
White Hinterland - Kairos (2010)

Not feeling the two tracks on their myspace at all. :\
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 14 Mar 2010, 23:08
New Caribou

this is ace thanks for posting it
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Post by: Mr Fantasy on 15 Mar 2010, 03:06
White Hinterland - Kairos (2010)

Delicious R&B-inflected dream pop with Dirty Projectors-esque female vocals. Mmmmmm.


The Dirty Projectors are horrible. Don't know if i should bother.

More thanks for the new Caribou, though.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 15 Mar 2010, 10:08
I hate Dirty Projectors too, but I think of the female vocals as the least awful thing in Dirty Projectors

(Which means you should probably try it out)
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 15 Mar 2010, 11:12

House of House - Rushin' To Paradise

This is goooooooooood

edit after listening again and again

Seriously, goddamn, this is so fucking good, best upload I've seen on this thread in a long time.  I think the first track is pretty easily the best house music I've ever heard in my life.
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Post by: Wasteroo on 15 Mar 2010, 13:30
I hope you guys don't mind some shameless self-promotion because I'm posting up an album I just finished a few days ago and I want to know what you think! I would describe it as noise in the vein of Wolf Eyes or Black Dice.

I am rather proud of it and like it a lot but that's because it's my baby and some constructive third party criticism would be helpful I think

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?0lmwmmc1yly

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/tekk17/DidntLandCover-1.jpg)
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Post by: Koremora on 15 Mar 2010, 20:58
Broken Bells - Broken Bells (2010, 320 kbps CD rip)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/brettfats/BrokenBells.jpg?t=1268711853)

Collab. between James Mercer (The Shins) and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse). Some utterly fantastic psych-pop stuff, deceptively simple and summery. Really fucking good.

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http://www.mediafire.com/?d4kf2mzz2dz
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Post by: Metope on 16 Mar 2010, 04:31
Sleep Party People

Hey, I saw those guys opening fo The Antlers yesterday, they're so cute, and they also play with those masks on. Downloading now, thanks!
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 16 Mar 2010, 08:38
Broken Bells

man ive been lookin all over for this thanks
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Post by: medicatesleep on 16 Mar 2010, 21:11
(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/9628/cursedbbcfront.jpg)
CURSED - THE LAST SESSION (2010)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?wtalgzmmdwnThis shouldn't exist, but it does. Buckle up ladies.
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Post by: ADRIAN WOODHOUSE on 16 Mar 2010, 23:22
PUMPERNICKLE - toyboat lost at stream
(tape release)
sounds like : sesame street / rap

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c89/everymoveismonitored/pumpernicklecover.jpg)



if the biggest influence on indie rapmusic today was oscar the grouch, big bird and ernie and bert...it would sound exactly like this!


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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 17 Mar 2010, 15:08
is that the same Pumpernickle from the knertz collective?

I mean, I'm gonna download it anyway cause that sounds fun, but I'm curious.
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Post by: ADRIAN WOODHOUSE on 17 Mar 2010, 15:20
yes, it is the same pumpernickle :)
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 17 Mar 2010, 15:42
sweeet

I'm so glad someone around here can mainline that knertz stuff, because it definitely doesn't turn up elsewhere on the net very much.
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Post by: psychejelly on 17 Mar 2010, 23:28
She & Him - Volume Two (Japanese, bonus track) 320

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finally
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Post by: scarred on 18 Mar 2010, 00:23
the first she & him was so zzzzzz, someone convince me volume 2 is different
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Post by: J Squared on 18 Mar 2010, 00:55
the first she & him was so zzzzzz, someone convince me volume 2 is different

Seconded.
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Post by: scarred on 18 Mar 2010, 01:00
yay support from someone with 4 posts (no offense)

(i'm really drunk)

(i may not remember this in the morning)

(happy irish day!)
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Post by: minus_the_david on 18 Mar 2010, 10:32
the first she and him album was amazing. i'm so excited that volume two leaked!!!!!!
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Post by: Harun on 18 Mar 2010, 10:54
Red Sparowes - The Fear Is Excrutiating, But Therein Lies the Answer (2010)

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/2497/folderhx.jpg)

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Post by: Orcusmars on 18 Mar 2010, 11:37
Red Sparowes - The Fear Is Excrutiating, But Therein Lies the Answer (2010)

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/2497/folderhx.jpg)

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 O______O
   \_____/
     
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Post by: JD on 18 Mar 2010, 11:48
Is that your orgasm face?
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Post by: Orcusmars on 18 Mar 2010, 12:22
Is that your orgasm face?

presumably.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 18 Mar 2010, 13:35
man there are much better things than red sparowes
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Post by: Jepser on 18 Mar 2010, 17:44
You mean like being surrounded by at least 77 beautiful women at all times?


That could perhaps be better than Red Sparowes.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 18 Mar 2010, 17:49
you are wrong and you should feel bad about your decisions

basically there are many bands playing the same type of music that sound so much more interesting
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Post by: JD on 18 Mar 2010, 19:16
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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

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Also, please do NOT request albums. This includes requests for re-uploads; if you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.

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Post by: JD on 18 Mar 2010, 19:27
Pomplamoose - VideoSongs
(http://finestkiss.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/pomplamoose2.jpg)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?rmzfdmy2e2kThe sweetest indie rock ever.
You can see the majority of their songs on their Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/PomplamooseMusic), as well as a buttload of covers.
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Post by: scarred on 18 Mar 2010, 20:09
I downloaded their cover of "Beat it" a while ago and it was awesome. Will check this out.
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Post by: barefootsound on 18 Mar 2010, 21:54
Marcus Very Ordinary - Marcus Very Ordinary Renounces the Soil and Popular Roots

(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/3898/renouncecover.jpg) (http://img32.imageshack.us/i/renouncecover.jpg/)

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First time posting, hope I did it right...

This is a leak of the debut EP from Los Angeles' Marcus Very Ordinary.  8 piece band with lush orchestral arrangements beneath some darker sh!t.  New project from Butch Norton (Eels/Fiona Apple/Rufus Wainwright). 
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Post by: scarred on 18 Mar 2010, 22:55
Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be [2010]

(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/6040/iwillbedumdumgirls480.jpg)

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All-girl lo-fi noise jangle pop quartet. I didn't like their tape "Blissed Out" but I downloaded this anyway and it's quickly becoming one of my favorite records of the year. I know a lot people on this forum have a general enmity towards lo-fi acts but this is a really fucking good record.
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Post by: sean on 18 Mar 2010, 23:13
lo-fi noise jangle pop

wow
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Post by: scarred on 18 Mar 2010, 23:21
No it's cool I don't even know what half those words mean I just talk like that because it makes me hip

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/1582/bricklanehipsters.jpg)

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Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Mar 2010, 02:38
Totally Would the girl in the middle

Totally Would Punch the guy on the right (especially if it impressed the girl in the middle)

Anyway yeah Red Sparowes are boring as heck guys
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Post by: De_El on 19 Mar 2010, 08:55
Dum Dum Girls are good music. Dunno bout their shelf life, though. Then again, I still listen to Vivian Girls, and I was never sure how long they'd last for me.
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Post by: Wasteroo on 19 Mar 2010, 11:23
"Dum Dum Girls" as a band name is so off-putting to me that I don't think I'll ever bother downloading an album. It is roughly as unpleasant to my ears as "Lady Gaga".
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 19 Mar 2010, 14:29
dudes that pumpernickle cd kicks ass. it has lyrics about big bird smoking weed, jason lee, and sasquatch.

Also, this gem from the chorus of "jedi calm" :

"if your left lobe is slightly droopier than your right and beautiful beautician points it out while cutting your hair, hold your head up high and reply "My mom thinks it's charming, and the fact of the matter is all my imperfections make me doper. Plus, I find flawed four-leaf clovers give the best luck."



I love the inspirational tone throughout. It's like "yeah, you can do it! Just BELIEVE."
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Post by: youthcant on 19 Mar 2010, 16:55
Is that She & Him good? I want to order it, because I loved its first album.  However, vinyl presentation was weak, and i don't want to make the mistake again.
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Post by: bwell on 19 Mar 2010, 19:40
No, the new She & Him is horrible. Much worse than Volume 1.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 19 Mar 2010, 20:47
I'm really into that Dum Dum Girls album. It's pretty ace. Ignore the name if you have to give and give them a try.

Like's been said, I don't know how far they'll go on the 'I'll listen to this music in a couple of months category', but right now it's enjoyable.
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Post by: JD on 19 Mar 2010, 21:04
Ardent John - On The Wire[2010]
Folk Rock/Ambient/Pop
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_-V9FpQEbx24/S0rNsBoDPUI/AAAAAAAAIjw/6nIVxuDXCOU/s400/Ardentjohn-On_The_Wire-(Advance)-2010-SiRE.jpg)
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We’ve celebrated the delights of Ardent John for a good while now on this site and it’s nice to see the band finally releasing their debut album and hopefully opening themselves up to a wider audience with a bit more exposure.

On The Wire (out now through Slow Train Records) is a miserabilists joy from start to finish, while it does have some uplifting moments the mood of the album is fairly sombre and like a lot of great music over the years, is all the better for it.

The album opens in unusual style with the haunting acapella of All That We Need, gradually instrumentation sneaks it’s way in to the background and without realising how you have a full blown track on your hands with maudlin strings to complete it.

Open Road has that same understated charm about it that you get with Doves, seeping into your head slowly and without being too obvious, yet in many ways it’s a gloriously rich track. Jangly guitars make a welcome appearance on tracks like Fleeting Moments and Where All The Paths Lead.
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Post by: Harun on 19 Mar 2010, 21:59
Deftones - Diamond Eyes (2010)

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/6267/folderik.jpg)

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Post by: scarred on 19 Mar 2010, 22:45
MGMT - Congratulations [2010]

(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/715/congratulationsl.jpg)

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I like this. It's a very different MGMT than Oracular Spectacular, especially because Congratulations actually flows like an album, as opposed to a collection of singles. What's surprising to me is that 12-minute Siberian Breaks is the standout track for me, upon initial listens.

Anyway, a lot of people hate it and if you're one of them, CONGRATULATIONS! You suck.
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Post by: JD on 19 Mar 2010, 22:49
I'm sure it's better than Owl City.
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Post by: scarred on 19 Mar 2010, 22:56
"Better" than owl city?

Is that even possible
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 20 Mar 2010, 01:26
MGMT - Congratulations [2010]

Anyway, a lot of people hate it and if you're one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!

FYP
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Post by: Scarychips on 20 Mar 2010, 07:19
And what if I didn't like the first one? Should I give it a try?
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Post by: De_El on 20 Mar 2010, 10:40
"Dum Dum Girls" as a band name is so off-putting to me that I don't think I'll ever bother downloading an album. It is roughly as unpleasant to my ears as "Lady Gaga".

Really? Why? I mean, it's not exactly the most inspired band name, but I genuinely have no idea why this should be so off-putting to you. I dunno if I could really dislike a band for referencing Iggy Pop in their name.
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Post by: JD on 20 Mar 2010, 11:06
And what if I didn't like the first one? Should I give it a try?
nahhh
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Post by: pogonrudie on 20 Mar 2010, 16:50
Track number 8 on that MGMT is corrupt for me, any chance I could get an upload for just that song?
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Post by: straydogstrut on 21 Mar 2010, 02:31
Long time lurker, first time poster, but sometimes duty calls...
To the couple I met in a Jersey restaurant, here's a Sondre Lerche album you might not have.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 21 Mar 2010, 04:29
Does anyone like Iron and Wine?

I like Iron and Wine.

IRON AND WINE MEGAPOST TIME
Woman King EP

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Now for the bootlegs!

Solo/acoustic:

Live at Fingerprints 11/4/2004

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Live at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 10/5/2008

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Live at Meow Meow 12/11/2004

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http://www.mediafire.com/?0j42tmmyndm

Live at Rothbury Festival 7/4/2008

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Live on KEXP 9/25/2002

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Live on KUT 11/12/2007

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Live on Studio 2A KXCI 10/14/2005

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Band backed:

Live at Mejeriet 1/24/2008

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Live at Pitchfork Music Festival 7/14/2007

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I had two other band bootlegs but they failed to upload, if someone really wants them I can do so.

I'll probably be doing more later if people want me to, if not, I'll just keep them myself.
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 21 Mar 2010, 11:42
These are great and the other band ones would be appreciated too.

However, there were a couple of missed tracks that would be appreciated if you uploaded pls:
Live @ Rothbury - 7 - Love And Some Verses
Live @ Hardly, Strictly Bluegrass - Whole .zip file is corrupt
Live @ Mejeriet - Part 1. - Track 2 - Peace Beneath The City
Live @ Mejeriet - Part 2. - Track 11 [Track missing, either unnamed or there is 1 track less than stated]

Thanks
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Post by: Zingoleb on 21 Mar 2010, 15:29
Okay, I will get on that later tonight, hopefully (I am on a limited connection or would get to it right away).
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Post by: scarred on 21 Mar 2010, 22:02
New demo "Open Your Eyes" from Starfucker side project. Not a cover of "Always" by Erasure (sadly), but still rad ass awesome and I've had it on repeat for a while.

(It's a myspace rip so the quality is not awesome but meh)

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Post by: Zingoleb on 22 Mar 2010, 03:12
Live @ Rothbury - 7 - Love And Some Verses

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Live @ Hardly, Strictly Bluegrass - Whole .zip file is corrupt

Will have to do this later.

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Live @ Mejeriet - Part 2. - Track 11 [Track missing, either unnamed or there is 1 track less than stated

Just checked, it was missing on mine, too. Not sure how I missed that. Was "Carousel".

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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 22 Mar 2010, 17:50
Negură Bunget- Vîrstele Pamîntului

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I am sorry I could not find the artwork
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Post by: JD on 22 Mar 2010, 18:00
I think this is it?

(http://www.negura.com/_promo/VP_cover_front_prev.jpg)
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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 22 Mar 2010, 18:09
Yeah, that's it.  Thanks.  Where'd you find it?
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Post by: JD on 22 Mar 2010, 18:15
Their website/google
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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 22 Mar 2010, 18:23
Well I guess that makes me a goddamn idiot then, huh
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 23 Mar 2010, 12:22
this has been around for a while apparently but I just heard it, so here it is, because it is sick.


The Hood Internet Vs. Tobacco & Aesop Rock

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I've never listened to The Hood Internet before but I love Tobacco and Aesop, so I get hyped on it.
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Post by: Ptommydski on 23 Mar 2010, 15:10
Pussy Galore once covered the entire of Exile On Main Street.

Worth a gander if you like noise and/or The Stones.

(http://www.chrisherbert.net/idiocy/exilepussy.jpg)

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Post by: ADRIAN WOODHOUSE on 23 Mar 2010, 17:30
dudes that pumpernickle cd kicks ass. it has lyrics about big bird smoking weed, jason lee, and sasquatch.

Also, this gem from the chorus of "jedi calm" :

"if your left lobe is slightly droopier than your right and beautiful beautician points it out while cutting your hair, hold your head up high and reply "My mom thinks it's charming, and the fact of the matter is all my imperfections make me doper. Plus, I find flawed four-leaf clovers give the best luck."



I love the inspirational tone throughout. It's like "yeah, you can do it! Just BELIEVE."

you should have mentioned that the songs "knee high" and "kitchy kitchy" are simply feel good hits!! :-D
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Post by: scarred on 23 Mar 2010, 18:11
Dessa - A Badly Broken Code [2010]

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6857/thumbxn.jpg)

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I'm not generally a big fan of hip hop, but man, this is really good. Orchestral textures and a voice to kill for. She's been called a blend of Ani DiFranco and Mos Def. Currently burnin' up the midwest underground scene.

Youtube: "Matches to Paper Dolls" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK8Jys3K6rI&feature=player_embedded)
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Post by: JD on 23 Mar 2010, 20:10
Holy shit I love you have my babies
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Post by: JD on 23 Mar 2010, 21:01
Anyway, what I came to share this:
The Pack A.D. - We Kill Computers[2010]
(http://i.imgur.com/drbZGl.jpg)
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Leaakkkkk
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Post by: Christophe on 23 Mar 2010, 21:36
So my solo project/band finally has stuff to share with the world. It's a five-song EP I recorded yesterday, and it's called Pulling Gravity's Feel:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v601/TehLetterM/PullingGravitysFeel.jpg)

I wasn't as careful as I could've been with the recording and as the day dragged on mistakes become a bit more prevalent, but whatever. The reason I recorded it is so that when I finally get my band together (hopefully after school reconvenes after spring break) we have a blueprint of what I want to work with.

The EP can be downloaded here:
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http://www.mediafire.com/?ynimjz5f4t3Recommended if you like post-punky/indie rock jams, sort of in the vein of REM and Mission of Burma or something like that. Hope you enjoy!
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Post by: scarred on 23 Mar 2010, 23:07
The Pack A.D. - We Kill Computers[2010]

Cute, vaguely gay chicks who have star wars belt buckles. I have to download this on principle.
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Post by: scarred on 24 Mar 2010, 00:20
oh wait it's actually pretty decent
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Post by: edwinalink on 24 Mar 2010, 01:15
Yeah, I actually did the same thing.
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 24 Mar 2010, 07:53
Dessa - A Badly Broken Code [2010]

whoa.
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Post by: KaosPilot on 24 Mar 2010, 09:09
Yeah, that Dessa record is the tits.
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Post by: Radical AC on 24 Mar 2010, 14:10
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Also, please do NOT request albums. This includes requests for re-uploads; if you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.

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Requiem - Storm Heaven [2005]

(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/4054/crimethinc23.jpg)

Anarcho-punk with orchestral tendencies.  Made of former members of Catharsis and heavily associated with the Crimethinc anarchist collective.

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Post by: StaedlerMars on 25 Mar 2010, 03:21
this has been around for a while apparently but I just heard it, so here it is, because it is sick.


The Hood Internet Vs. Tobacco & Aesop Rock

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I've never listened to The Hood Internet before but I love Tobacco and Aesop, so I get hyped on it.

This is pretty damned rad.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 25 Mar 2010, 03:26
Oh snap. It has that aesop rock song with john darnielle on it.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 25 Mar 2010, 08:26
The Hood Internet Tobacco Aesop
This is pretty damned rad.
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Post by: pat101 on 25 Mar 2010, 13:17


I'm not generally a big fan of hip hop, but man, this is really good. Orchestral textures and a voice to kill for. She's been called a blend of Ani DiFranco and Mos Def. Currently burnin' up the midwest underground scene.





just threw up in my mouth a little bit
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Post by: gospel on 25 Mar 2010, 13:45
Roky Erickson With Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil
(http://imgur.com/BGADG.jpg)
review (http://laist.com/2010/03/10/cd_review_roky_erickson_and_okkervi.php) | wiki info (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roky_Erickson) | "You're Gonna Miss Me" Documentary trailer (YouTube) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVFLqzJB6qw)
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 25 Mar 2010, 14:10
I'm not generally a big fan of hip hop, but man, this is really good. Orchestral textures and a voice to kill for. She's been called a blend of Ani DiFranco and Mos Def. Currently burnin' up the midwest underground scene.


just threw up in my mouth a little bit


wait till you hear the music, you'll throw up alot!

(actually there is at least one really good track on there, called "Dixon's Girl")
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Post by: JD on 25 Mar 2010, 16:11
more than one
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Post by: debaser on 25 Mar 2010, 17:27
Ardent John - On The Wire[2010]
Folk Rock/Ambient/Pop

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We’ve celebrated the delights of Ardent John for a good while now on this site and it’s nice to see the band finally releasing their debut album and hopefully opening themselves up to a wider audience with a bit more exposure.

On The Wire (out now through Slow Train Records) is a miserabilists joy from start to finish, while it does have some uplifting moments the mood of the album is fairly sombre and like a lot of great music over the years, is all the better for it.

The album opens in unusual style with the haunting acapella of All That We Need, gradually instrumentation sneaks it’s way in to the background and without realising how you have a full blown track on your hands with maudlin strings to complete it.

Open Road has that same understated charm about it that you get with Doves, seeping into your head slowly and without being too obvious, yet in many ways it’s a gloriously rich track. Jangly guitars make a welcome appearance on tracks like Fleeting Moments and Where All The Paths Lead.
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track 4, colours of the day, was corrupted :(
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Post by: JD on 25 Mar 2010, 18:26
Can't fix it til I get home.
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Post by: scarred on 25 Mar 2010, 18:31
more than eight
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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 25 Mar 2010, 20:50
BEHOLDS!  Ze new Darkthrones records.  Zough zey is technically no longers trve blacks metahls, iz still goods albvms.

Darkthrone- Circle the Wagons
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/renrats/Album%20pics/263452.jpg)

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Post by: JD on 25 Mar 2010, 22:26
track 4, colours of the day, was corrupted :(

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Post by: Damnable Fiend on 26 Mar 2010, 00:45
I haven't really listened to any new Darkthrone, but isn't the idea that they're going back and making music that's influenced by the punk that influenced black metal in the first place?
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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 26 Mar 2010, 05:15
Pretty much.  There's actually very little black metal influence still noticeable in their music.

Fenriz told Decibel a while ago, "For the first time since I started Darkthrone in '87, I have SERIOUS problems in naming one band in the world we should be mentioned in the same sentence as."

As far as I can tell, that's a pretty accurate statement.
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Post by: debaser on 26 Mar 2010, 21:23
track 4, colours of the day, was corrupted :(

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thanks
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Post by: Dimmukane on 27 Mar 2010, 09:53
Quote from: StaedlerMars
Quote from: Scandanavian War Machine
The Hood Internet Vs. Tobacco & Aesop Rock
This is pretty damned rad.

srsly one of the best mash-ups I've heard
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Post by: JD on 27 Mar 2010, 10:26
Citay - Dream Get Together [2010]
Metal / Folk Rock 
(http://www.strangerdance.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/DOC038.jpg)
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Theirspace (http://www.myspace.com/citay07)
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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 27 Mar 2010, 20:51
Alcest- Écailles de Lune
(http://www.alcest-music.com/alcest_ecaillesdelune_cover.jpg)

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Post by: Sacretis on 28 Mar 2010, 21:19
more than 14
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Post by: DarkAvenger on 28 Mar 2010, 22:30
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m293/DarkAvenger280/611956wY-AL_SL500_AA300_.jpg)

The Weakerthans - Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre

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The Weakerthans live, as advertised. Not very much banter, which is kind of disappointing for a live album, but the quality is great. Covers their entire career. Check out the random audience member guitar solo on Wellington's Wednesdays. To steal a quote "Nothing like singing "I hate Winnipeg" to bring a group of Winnipeggers together". Enjoy.
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Post by: gospel on 29 Mar 2010, 15:01
Sam Amidon - I See The Sign
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Dead Meadow - Three Kings
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Murder by Death - Good Morning, Magpie
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Post by: Scarychips on 29 Mar 2010, 15:19
Oh man, thanks for the Sam Amidon. I'll download when I have time. Thanks a lot.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 29 Mar 2010, 15:34
Careful With That Hat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgD7BOUltwY)

This song is pretty awesome.

The Apples in Stereo - Travellers in Space and Time

(http://strangeglue.com/show_image/1264531416/472.jpg)

I haven’t had this much fun listening to music in a while. And I don’t mean this in a ‘this is really good music’ kind of way - which it is - but rather in a ‘this is making me really happy’ kind of way.

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Post by: karl gambolputty... on 29 Mar 2010, 17:26
Roky Erickson With Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil


This is really really good
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Post by: Damnable Fiend on 29 Mar 2010, 23:12
thanks for the dead meadow.

actually this whole page has been the best in a while I think
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Post by: scarred on 30 Mar 2010, 03:04
NOPE
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Post by: Koremora on 30 Mar 2010, 16:15
(http://secretlycanadian.com/herewegomagic/SC207-600.jpg)

Here We Go Magic - Pigeons (2010)

The new Here We Go Magic. As I said in the other thread, it's a huge departure from the first album. In a good way! Brimming with energy and propulsion and hazy drift. Fucking awesome. Caribou levels of Krautrock win.

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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 30 Mar 2010, 16:30
Dessa - A Badly Broken Code [2010]

I wasn't even through the first song on the album when I decided I would go pay real money for this. So I bought it.  Wow this girl can really write.
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Post by: JD on 30 Mar 2010, 17:25
Look Mexico - To Bed To Battle[2010]
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There was a time a few years ago where I was sick of hearing the next generation lack of pop, Midwestern emo, indie sensibility that was being shoved down my throat. It was like trying to retain sixth wave leftovers from record companies trying to maintain the next buck since they had "one" big breakout. With that pessimism, I bred a history lesson of bands such as Braid, Texas is the Reason and Sunny Day Real Estate. I went back to the gritty roots which were put together in passion and creativity not seen before it.

More than a decade later, I can finally say I'm happy with what's being put on my plate as a new meal. Look Mexico are now dishing out their second album after last decade's proper full length and a handful of EP's. To Bed to Battle isn't to be passed over lightly. It's reminiscent of a time where more was put into the build of a song structure and not the look of the band playing the song.

The opener eases in a repetitive, infectious chorus, "Thank you for absolutely nothing." Its falsetto doesn't seem cheap in production. It's as honest as when Davey VonBohein sang out the circular chorus in "Is This Thing On?" That honesty and Midwestern homage holds true with "I Live My Life a Quarter Mile at a Time" and the closing "Just Like Old Times" on Look Mexico's new album.

But it's the quick left turn that To Bed to Battle takes that separates it as its own, and not just a classic portrait of how we felt about our 90's idols. "Take It Upstairs, Einstein" glistens strings and twang in a band who are attempting a craft outside of its album's first two track marks. That old sound and new Midwest, Saddle Creek influence blends on "Until the Lights Burn Out?" and "They Only Take the Backroads." As the band instrumentally takes its closer to the end of the album, it feels like sun is just setting over the plateau in the back of your mind.

Look Mexico are attempting to cram what they already know how to do and what they want to do in To Bed to Battle. Fortunate enough for the listener, it works on all levels. Sure, songs like "Get In There, Brother!" and "Time for You to Go Do Your Own Thing" don't fit quite right in the sequence, but they still have their moments of a band pushing expected boundaries. The first time I heard the album, my initial thought was, "Cool, it's like if Braid grew up in Georgia." That may not be the most accurate way to describe the band's abilities in the simplest form, but one listen through and you may get a connection of how some of us miss and continue to rediscover those better days, without getting completely stuck in the past.
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Post by: pat101 on 30 Mar 2010, 19:06
my vote for world leader, Sharon Jones

Sharon Jone & The Dap Kings - I Learned The Hard Way [2010] (320kbps)

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(http://www.exclaim.ca/images/up-sharon_jones.jpg)

enjoy.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 31 Mar 2010, 06:56
BEHOLDS!  Ze new Darkthrones records.  Zough zey is technically no longers trve blacks metahls, iz still goods albvms.

Holy fucking shit this is AWESOME
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Post by: LemonOfPink on 31 Mar 2010, 10:24
Wombs from Cleveland Ohio

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs428.snc3/24714_377864087049_251833057049_4404100_8069649_n.jpg)

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It will only be up for a week.

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Post by: youthcant on 31 Mar 2010, 17:05
Wombs from Cleveland Ohio

It will only be up for a week.


gah-lee. this is terrific.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 01 Apr 2010, 11:21
holy shit that Citay album is destroying my brain


it's like Akron/Family and Rush got together to make a concept album about Freddy Mercury's mustache
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Post by: David_Dovey on 01 Apr 2010, 18:01
That sounds like it sucks
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Post by: JD on 01 Apr 2010, 20:10
Yeah that's a bad description.
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Post by: amok on 02 Apr 2010, 07:00
(http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/1835/hybrid.jpg)

Hybrid - Disappear here

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Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Apr 2010, 18:33
Cease-Cicada

This is a record that my friend engineered for a very cool local band. Hypnotic drone/sludge. Think Om and early Boris.

(http://badmintonbandit.com/site/wp-content/themes/badmintonbandit/images/store/cease_cicada_huge.jpg)

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Post by: DavidGrohl on 03 Apr 2010, 06:52
Two Steps From Hell - Nemesis [Orchestral / Trailer Scores]
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2736/coveryzp.jpg)

Note :  Songs are in .flac format.

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Two Steps From Hell is a production music company based in Santa Monica, California. Founded the 14th February 2006 by two composers Nick Phoenix and Thomas J. Bergersen, it has quickly become one of the most prolific trailer music library. Their music is used in many Hollywood production trailers, such as trailers for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Star Trek, The Dark Knight, 2012, X-Men: The Last Stand, Prince of Persia and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as well as video games such as Mass Effect 2 and the British television show Doctor Who.  All of their albums except for their two latest are publicly unavailable including this one.
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Post by: Hunter on 03 Apr 2010, 10:56
I'm all like "Alkaline Trio?"
Yay for angsty screamo-ish.

The LIBARY. (not "library")

Goddamnit
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Re-up?
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Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Apr 2010, 11:16
dude that's from more than 2 years ago
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Post by: DavidGrohl on 03 Apr 2010, 11:59
Quote from: The Rules
Also, please do NOT request albums. This includes requests for re-uploads

Just sayin'.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: West on 03 Apr 2010, 15:59
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?je24kmwg3zd

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Six Dead Horses is a relentless doom metal mountain based in Orlando, FL.They integrate very loud amps with powerfully declarative choruses to provide the ultimate psychedelic metal experience.

Current Lineup (as of April 2010)

Scott - Guitar/Vocals
John - Guitar/Vocals
Joel - Bass/Vocals
John - Drums/Vocals

Six Dead Horses self-released their first EP in March of 2010. It’s entitled Horn, Tusk, Antler.
Edit

http://www.last.fm/music/Six+Dead+Horses
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Hunter on 03 Apr 2010, 16:11
Quote from: The Rules
Also, please do NOT request albums. This includes requests for re-uploads

Just sayin'.
I guess the rules changed since my day.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 03 Apr 2010, 17:47
dude have you tried using google?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Orcusmars on 03 Apr 2010, 17:51
Cease-Cicada

This album is badical. Thanks for the upload.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 03 Apr 2010, 21:35
Die Antwoord - $0$[2010]
Album cover linked because it's clearly NSFW (http://www.watkykjy.co.za/uploaded_images/antwoord_CD_Cover-703554.jpg)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?2kzkmwmyjjy
Really crazy conceptual art rap, if that can be a genre. It's difficult hard to explain this group, but here's a music video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc3f4xU_FfQ)

the rest you can listen to on their website (http://www.dieantwoord.com/)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Apr 2010, 01:20
Haha oh my god that album cover. I honestly thought the Die Antwoord meme would never have made it as far as actually making a whole album. Good on those guys, I guess. That being said Ninja actually has pretty decent skills as an M.C.

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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums. This includes requests for re-uploads; if you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.

Repost the rules at the top of each new page.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: edwinalink on 04 Apr 2010, 01:23
I have no Idea what I just heard/saw...

but I had a good time...
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 04 Apr 2010, 15:21
Black Breath- Heavy Breathing (2010)
(http://thenumberoftheblog.com/666/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/heavybreathing.jpg)
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?md2mgdzzzhx
Hardcore punk/metal with the buzzsaw guitar tone of old-school death metal.  If you like Darkthrone's new stuff, you will probably like this.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 05 Apr 2010, 01:49
Getting introduced to Cease and Hybrid and getting new shit by Sharon Jones, Roky Erickson, and Dead Meadow all in one weekend has revitalized my love for this thread.  Best page in a while, guys.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: E. Spaceman on 05 Apr 2010, 08:05
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517DT7XQA1L._SS500_.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?gwgc2mjtywl
Eno -  Another Green World


(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/06/13/6e2e225b9da02dcfa1192110.L.jpg)

John Cale -  Fragments of a Rainy Season

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http://www.mediafire.com/?g131qtazymx


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FGyPvBMhlVg/SWID-hVETuI/AAAAAAAAAAk/LX7cXJ3khYk/s320/bonsai.jpg)



Brainiac - Bonsai Superstar


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http://www.mediafire.com/?my23jjhixhm


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41K0KFE50QL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


Lou Reed - Street Hassle

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http://www.mediafire.com/?moz0gttjxm3
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Cernunnos on 05 Apr 2010, 09:22

Brainiac - Bonsai Superstar


everybody get this right now.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: ADRIAN WOODHOUSE on 05 Apr 2010, 10:04
JOSIAH WOLF - jet lag
(solo debut from one of the guys from WHY? yonis brother to be exact.)

if you liked why?'s "eskimo snow". you could check this out.


(http://i46.tinypic.com/969lqo.jpg)



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http://www.mediafire.com/?zj3rytzyymy
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: StaedlerMars on 05 Apr 2010, 16:08
Communist Daughter - Soundtrack to the End

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee195/StaedlerMars/commdaug-stte.jpg)


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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?rzyij4mzzt2
Not The Kid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd_DySEDplQ)

Probably my favourite album from a band I hadn't heard of so far this year. A mix of electric and acoustic guitars and xylophones and male + female singers. pretty standard folky rocky happy music.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 05 Apr 2010, 16:16
Is the name intentionally a Neutral Milk Hotel reference?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: StaedlerMars on 05 Apr 2010, 16:18
Probably, but they don't sound much like NMH at all.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 05 Apr 2010, 17:01
Communist Daughter - Soundtrack to the End

This is great.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 05 Apr 2010, 17:13
the first song is corrupt for me
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 06 Apr 2010, 00:59
First song: The Lady is an Arsonist:
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Post by: ComfortEagle on 06 Apr 2010, 05:23

Brainiac - Bonsai Superstar


everybody get this right now.

This was the best thing ever. Thanks for reminding me they existed.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: valley_parade on 06 Apr 2010, 07:49
Black Breath- Heavy Breathing (2010)

Hardcore punk/metal with the buzzsaw guitar tone of old-school death metal.  If you like Darkthrone's new stuff, you will probably like this.

Oh god yes. Razors To Oblivion was such a sick EP. Thank you.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 06 Apr 2010, 21:05
Madita - Pacemaker[2010]
(http://www.hoanzl.at/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/i/m/image_8_3148.jpg)
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?qzwdzzizkgdEt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkhI1JIXgoQ)

The Floor Is Made Of Lava - Howl At The Moon[2010]
(http://gaffashop.dk/images/TFIMOLHowl.jpg)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?mvminetalinAll Outta Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMCX0zLKv8Y)

Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! - Sea Priest[2010]
(http://remotecontrolrecords.com.au/blog/uploaded_images/seapriest%20cover-400px.jpg)
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?itzy0zy3dmdWar Coward (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpKyW4IR1NI)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: the_pied_piper on 07 Apr 2010, 07:09
The Floor Is Made of Lava links to the Madita album.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: gospel on 07 Apr 2010, 10:28
from the Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog 8-Bit Remake (http://www.doctoroctoroc.com/8-bit-dr-horrible/watch.html)
(http://imgur.com/daiHG.gif)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?myznzw4twqxAh, I couldn't resist making a bad horse iPhone ringtone (http://www.mediafire.com/?xjk2wd2ejto).

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Beat Back the Devil's Tatoo
(http://imgur.com/qxyrO.jpg)
MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/blackrebelmotorcycleclub)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?i2qzzyjxjwyNot a huge departure from previous BRMC albums; take that as you will.

Black Prairie - Feast Of The Hunters’ Moon
(http://imgur.com/ltJD2.jpg)
MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/blackprairie)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?4twzg2nzmwx
Quote from: American Songwriter
Bluegrass is a genre that has somehow remained untainted by the outside factors that have plagued so many others—image, commercial appeal, celebrity status—and still only answers to one question: can you play your instrument? It make sense, then, that Oregon indie rockers the Decemberists, known for their virtuosic musical capabilities, might one day venture into something a little twangier, a little more instrument-heavy. Enter Black Prairie, an acoustic 5-piece made up of Decemberists Chris Funk, Nate Query and Jenny Conlee, with help from fellow Portland musicians Annalisa Tornfelt and Jon Neufield. The resulting record, Feast of the Hunters’ Moon, is a primarily instrumental voyage into Appalachia through the eyes of well-informed outsiders that mixes original composition with traditional to create a sound that adds a modern twist to the voices of the past.

Lighter moments on the album, like the fiddle-driven version of traditional song “Back Alley,” are reminiscent of early Nickel Creek jams, though it’s when the band gets heavier that the album is at its strongest. Appropriately named Black Prairie, the band takes a darker approach to bluegrass that plays upon the strengths of their Decemberists’ background while maintaining traditional sensibilities. Interpretations of songs like “Red Rocking Chair” and album closer “Blackest Crow,” both driven by the smoky, haunting vocals of Jenny Conlee, play into the Southern gothic tradition that authors like William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor championed in years past. Black Prairie originals like “Across the Black Prairie” and “Crooked Little Heart” don’t disappoint either, fitting right in with their traditional counterparts. Though Oregon is a far cry from the lush mountains and low valleys of the American south, Feast of the Hunters’ Moon makes up for what it lacks in location with spirited musicianship and an inherent reverence for bluegrass’ king, the instrument.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 07 Apr 2010, 15:41
The Floor Is Made of Lava links to the Madita album.

Oops
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: StaedlerMars on 07 Apr 2010, 17:43
Holy Fuck - Latin

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http://www.mediafire.com/?yqtwzzmgizr
I'm not one hundred percent sure this is legit, but it's really good, and it sounds legit.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 07 Apr 2010, 18:10
Can anyone confirm if the Frog Eyes leak floating around the tubes seems legit?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pulpfiction21 on 07 Apr 2010, 18:10
The Lighthouse and the Whaler - Self-Titled

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41L%2BmuS0wVL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlOI4Nnn8kg" target="_blank">Youtube: The Lighthouse and the Whaler - White Days[/url]
Soft and Beautiful

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http://www.mediafire.com/?ntyj5m0rziy
Phoenix and the Turtle - Asleep In America

(http://www.thesirenssound.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/pheonix-and-the-turtle-asleep-in-america.jpg)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfdCqw8x1TE&feature=related" target="_blank">Youtube: Phoenix and the Turtle - Wasted Days[/url]
Female Vocals and Piano

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http://www.mediafire.com/?nedgox4dwkd
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 07 Apr 2010, 18:12
Can anyone confirm if the Frog Eyes leak floating around the tubes seems legit?
Yeah I am pretty sure it is.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: DavidGrohl on 07 Apr 2010, 21:07
Phoenix and the Turtle - Asleep In America

Wow . . that's excellent.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: E. Spaceman on 08 Apr 2010, 06:24
(http://991.com/newGallery/Mr-T-Mr-Ts-Commandment-361095.jpg)(http://badassmofos.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/mr_t.png?w=450&h=450)


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http://www.mediafire.com/?zimmngmon2o
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Apr 2010, 12:05
New Japandroids single. Got it in the mail last week, limited to 2,000 on clear vinyl. Worth it just for the Big Black cover as the b-side. And because Polyvinyl sent candy with it. 320kbs MP3.

Japandroids - Art Czars b/w Racer-X

(http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/shared/uploads/photos/02861_czars.jpg)

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/captain_applesauce/Mobile%20Uploads/0401101156.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?tnmwint3ez2
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 08 Apr 2010, 12:25
Candy with vinyl just seems like the best idea.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Tom on 08 Apr 2010, 12:49
Can anyone confirm if the Frog Eyes leak floating around the tubes seems legit?

It is. The quality is great but I've only listened to it twice and it just doesn't do anything for me, WTF?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: ADRIAN WOODHOUSE on 08 Apr 2010, 13:06
(http://991.com/newGallery/Mr-T-Mr-Ts-Commandment-361095.jpg)(http://badassmofos.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/mr_t.png?w=450&h=450)


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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?zimmngmon2o


spiderman bless you!

finally i know what to do with my life!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: blaha 41 on 08 Apr 2010, 20:39
Slow Club - Yeah So (Limited Edition including bonus CD)

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/9497/yeahsomed.jpg)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?zmzgzjigj4j
What if She & Him got to write without so much reputation on the line? Yes, that would basically be Slow Club. Lots of acoustic country'ish rhythms but without much twang. This album paired phenomenally well with a walk in the park, and it seemed worth a re-up b/c it's great springtime music and this upload includes a limited edition bonus disc.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: medicatesleep on 08 Apr 2010, 22:12
Big ups to who upped BRMC
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: amok on 09 Apr 2010, 13:11
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/703/zhongchi.jpg)

Zhong Chi - Easy World (2007)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?yiyjdtueuae
Chinese trip-hop; highly recommended. Fans of Sneaker Pimps especially should lap this up.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 09 Apr 2010, 18:53
Reposting this because the Bandcamp for it has been torn down
(http://imgur.com/C10Jc.jpg)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?zt4vhhzy3m3
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 09 Apr 2010, 21:58
Madita - Pacemaker[2010]

Just listened to this, it is stupid good.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 09 Apr 2010, 21:59
(surprise, nick is a huge sucker for electropop)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: amok on 10 Apr 2010, 00:43
Inspired by the trip-hop thread, here's a pick of the recommendations in there plus a couple of other favourites:

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6837/archive.gif)

Archive - Londinium (1996)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?24czz5oryoz
(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/7637/cinephile.jpg)

Cinephile - Antimatter Music (2008)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?lzmmgtyomzw
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2595/trickyt.jpg)

Tricky - Maxinquaye (1995)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?mqwnzykmrjw
(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/3219/trifonic.jpg)

Trifonic - Emergence (2008)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?ygtenhjctzo
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9718/sneakerpimps.jpg)

Sneaker Pimps - Becoming X (1996)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?nemw23zmedd
(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/4858/utopiae.jpg)

U-Topia - ...I Slept Less Last Night... (2004)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?mmdyz2mmnkt

And since all that downtempo's put me in a laid-back electro mood, have some choice Anjunadeep releases (sister label of trance imprint Anjunabeats for deep/progressive house):

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/750/jaytech.jpg)

Jaytech - Everything Is OK (Album; 2008)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?tvnxtgi1znr
A few loose Jaytech tracks/remixes:

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Boom Jinx & Jaytech - Milano (Ad Brown Remix)
Jaytech - Vela (Tritonal Air Up There Mix)
Jaytech - Pepe's Garden (Tritonal Air Up There Mix)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?mmyeiiejz1z
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2711/davidwest.jpg)

David West feat. Andreas Hermansson - Larry Mountains 54 (Single; 2005)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?ufoytodlvoy
(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/9702/joonashahmo2.jpg)

Joonas Hahmo - Together / Sound Of Sunday (Single; 2007)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?0eyyznjeoku
(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/2210/joonashahmo1.jpg)

Joonas Hahmo - Cocktail Bar (Single; 2008)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?wwjnzbjm1mo
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4199/boomjinx.jpg)

Boom Jinx feat Thomas J. Bergersen - Remember September (Single; 2007)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?jzyloymnmke
Got plenty others like all of the above if anyone wants more. Enjoy.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 10 Apr 2010, 09:36
here is that album cover you missed

(http://www.discogs.com/image/R-313120-1137365856.jpeg)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: amok on 10 Apr 2010, 09:38
Thanks, added
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Harun on 11 Apr 2010, 15:11
some recent good musics



Foxy Shazam - Foxy Shazam (2010)

riyl poppy happy sounding nearly blatant Queen worship

(http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/2523/folderwg.jpg)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?ywhmwumjhjy


Periphery - Periphery (2010)

riyl awesomely blatant but much more melodic Meshuggah worship

(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/7966/folderzq.jpg)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?udqmvmmqhyk



Mike Patton - Mondo Cane (2010)

riyl Mike Patton, full orchestras, 50/60's Italian pop

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/3906/folderox.jpg)

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?zwzzzmejyny
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: canardseditieux on 11 Apr 2010, 17:38
I found this music through this thread, basically, since I downloaded the PS Eliot album posted earlier and really liked it and then found out this band toured with them. They used to be called Hop Along, Queen Ansleis, but they've now shortened it to Hop Along (a move I think is a good one).

Hop Along, Queen Ansleis - Freshman Year

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/b8745bad64e942f5ec914993383b6733/657369.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?qte3z0th3yy
Folky acoustic guitar, with stuff like toy pianos, trash percussion, kazoos. This is still when it was Frances Quinlan solo. I am bad at describing things and I can't find any good reviews so here is a link instead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkSYlY0KGkA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkSYlY0KGkA)
"Bruno is Orange" deserves an award.

Hop Along - Wretches (10'')

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/0c65aa0ae0b0ed471fcb85f0507d0ed3/2400342.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?t3tnmyybt0j
This an a 3-song (though about 25 minute) EP. It is longer/jammier and featers more standard rock instrumentation (guitar, second guitar, drums). Quinlan's singing style sounds a little different to me, so if you find her vocals annoying this might be better.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Cire27 on 11 Apr 2010, 20:24
Foxy Shazam

The only thing you need to know about this band is that they will happily spit into your mouth if you ask them too and the keyboardist plays by stomping on his keyboard.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: FidelityCastro on 12 Apr 2010, 01:56
So anybody interested in this?

Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record

(http://imgur.com/Pk50A.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?b4zdyhjof8e
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 12 Apr 2010, 05:01
Is that real?

If it is, I shall do all kinds of nasty things to you
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Apr 2010, 05:52
He's not lying, look at his avatar
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 12 Apr 2010, 07:29
If it is real, what's the quality?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: StaedlerMars on 12 Apr 2010, 07:31
why am i not on my own computer right now? why do I not have a usb cable? why?!

(I'm downloading and checking)
Edit: variable around 192 kbs according to the id3 tags at least. I do hear some beeps in world sick that I don't think were there originally.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 12 Apr 2010, 07:58
Hmm this might be one of those times where I have to listen once to get a taste for it and then delete until something better comes along. I'll think of it as a "is it worth buying the vinyl" kind of thing.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: FidelityCastro on 12 Apr 2010, 11:28
I hear things about a higher quality version floating around somewhere out there, but I have yet to track one down. Definitely needs it.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 12 Apr 2010, 15:22
Oh hey look at that the new LCD Soundsystem record is on my hard drive. I am gonna blast this for a while guys I'll talk to you later.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 12 Apr 2010, 15:35
Oh hey it's really good, too!

Anyone want an up?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 12 Apr 2010, 15:41
yes

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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums. This includes requests for re-uploads; if you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.

Repost the rules at the top of each new page.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: StaedlerMars on 12 Apr 2010, 15:44
you have an .mp3 version?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 12 Apr 2010, 15:54
And yet another person I am obligated to do nasty things for
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pat101 on 12 Apr 2010, 16:55
Oh hey it's really good, too!

Anyone want an up?

god damn you man (or woman) get on it!
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 12 Apr 2010, 17:04
yep
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Post by: pat101 on 12 Apr 2010, 17:36
(it's m4a's I think)
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Post by: JD on 12 Apr 2010, 17:42
AV Okubo - The Greed Of Man[2010]
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I Want The Smurfs is worth the download alone I swear

Boys Climbing Ropes - Except For The Darkness[2010]
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Born two years ago from a medley of rum and cigarette induced visions in one of the last remaining authentic taverns in Ottawa, Canada. Boys Climbing Ropes is a testament to the delight and folly of international displacement. The conjuring of a wily vigour that understands no ends, stumbling along a thin line separating magic from down-right drunkenness. Their psych-folk punk infusion sounds like a distorted depressed escapee flying along a highway at dusk in a big rusted white pickup truck with a flat rear tire. After sweating through their first half year as a band in China, Boys Climbing Ropes had a run in with the enigmatic Xiao Punk. A vagabond and self-published poet from Jianxi province, Xiao Punk joined the cavalcade on vocals, thus adding herself into the mix with the three Canadian foreign nationals: Devin Gallery (drums), Morgan Short (bass/keyboards) and Jordan Small (guitar/vocals). All four musicians have been involved in various other musical projects, from high school orchestral units to full-scale shit-rock bands in big Asian cities. Notable influences include Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Leonard Cohen and of course Bruce Springsteen. Entering their second year in the Shanghai music scene, Boys Climbing Ropes still entertains premonitions of becoming an unfastened release of music. One that continues week after week filled with the fervour of an early-communistic work ethic.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 12 Apr 2010, 17:47
(it's m4a's I think)

yep. Also I am going to a concert I'll up it when I get home.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pat101 on 12 Apr 2010, 18:31
a friend is converting, and upping to mp3 currently. I shall share.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 12 Apr 2010, 18:34
cool, was just going to offer to do that, but wouldn't want to do double work if it's not necessary.

Guys, it's good. Be excited.
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Post by: Koremora on 12 Apr 2010, 19:18
YES. Also, I have Forgiveness Rock Record in a 320kbps CD rip that I am currently uploading as we speak. Link will follow shortly.
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Post by: pat101 on 12 Apr 2010, 19:21
I'm doing this in the sleaziest way possible, but hey this is a 1st for me

here you go: http://aminormass.blogspot.com/2010/04/happening.html

(it's a friend/my blog so yes the link is good)
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Post by: Koremora on 12 Apr 2010, 19:34
Some of the songs in the RAR are corrupt, FYI.
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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 12 Apr 2010, 19:35
The whole thing was corrupted for me
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Post by: JD on 12 Apr 2010, 19:36
yeah, I got that too

well only #1 and #3
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Post by: pat101 on 12 Apr 2010, 19:40
aw damn it, hold on
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 12 Apr 2010, 19:43
My m4as work great.
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Post by: Koremora on 12 Apr 2010, 19:44
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record (320kbps CD Rip)

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Here it is, in all its full-bodied glory. I've listened once. It is fucking TREMENDOUS. LCD + BSS Day is upon us.
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 12 Apr 2010, 19:48
Thank you!! The other leak wasn't so great but this should sound awesome. It'll tide me over until I pick up the vinyl anyway.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 12 Apr 2010, 20:21
My m4as work great.

Upload the m4as, converting from any lossy format to another is dumb and everyone who does it is dumb.
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Post by: Koremora on 12 Apr 2010, 22:05
LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening (320kbps CD Rip)

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Yep! A legit CD rip in mp3. DELICIOUS RECORD. Best day.

edit: Re-uploaded with the correct tracklist.
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Post by: JD on 12 Apr 2010, 22:07
Today is a good day
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Post by: Koremora on 12 Apr 2010, 22:11
Woops! Just got news that some of the tracks are mis-tagged. I'm gonna reupload with the correct tags, but just you guys know, the correct tracklist is:

1. Dance Yrself Clean
2. Drunk Girls
3. One Touch
4. All I Want
5. Change
6. Hit
7. Pow Pow
8. Somebody's Calling Me
9. What You Need
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 12 Apr 2010, 22:23
lcdss is deleted
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Koremora on 12 Apr 2010, 22:24
I just changed the link a minute ago to the new upload with the correct tracklist. Try once more!
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 12 Apr 2010, 22:26
yeah it is bettuh
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Post by: Scarychips on 13 Apr 2010, 04:34
I love you man.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Apr 2010, 05:43
My boner is massive and can not be tamed
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 13 Apr 2010, 06:03
Let us all clink our boners in toast to Koremora
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Post by: scarred on 13 Apr 2010, 11:07
My boner is massive and can not be tamed
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Post by: Tom on 13 Apr 2010, 13:18
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 13 Apr 2010, 13:26
greatest fucking day
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Post by: Dimmukane on 13 Apr 2010, 22:20
ugh ugh much love for dis record
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Post by: KvP on 13 Apr 2010, 23:22
If I could interrupt this fascinating circle jerk for just a moment.



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Starkey - Stars EP
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Planet Mu continues its hot streak with this EP ahead of Starkey's upcoming full-length, his second for the label.

Starkey's an intriguing character. His stock in trade is hip-hop flavored bass music with a candy coating of R&B shine. If we can think of Flying Lotus and the like as the IDM-ification of the existing west coast underground hip-hop aesthetic, post-Dilla, I don't think it would be that much of a stretch to suggest that Starkey represents a progressive shift in the underground hip-hop of the east coast, which has generally revolved more around the club scene (Starkey hails from Philly). Starkey has called it "Street Bass", and it's a heady conflagration of rave, bass, IDM, hip-hop and dubstep sounds. For someone like me who really enjoys the atomic thump of a really well-tweaked kick drum it's manna from heaven.

The 12" single consists of four songs. The eponymous "Stars" is a smooth future R&B song with a really sweet gated rave pad undergirding the track. Slugabed's remix of that song bring a more recognizable dubstep feel to the track with his sweltering, swaggering style. "Starting Gates" is more in line with Starkey's more club-oriented tracks - kick drums, hand claps and a gigantic, elastic rave lead. "Millennia" is a slow-building monster with purple-hued pads that build up with delectable arpeggios to a booming "chorus" before dropping back to the buildup again. Madness.

The digital download release of the single includes an additional three remixes of "Stars". Techno underdog Few Nolder's edit strips the song back to Anneka's vox in an echo chamber and adds a minimal beat and an understated bassline / chord synth. Definitely a "nite version" of the track if there ever was one. Raffertie's remix, on the other hand, takes the song to a more rave-oriented place, creating a large space with his pads before collapsing it with a buzzing, wobbling bassline and thudding dubstep rhythm. Finally, Ital Tek applies his early-period Autechre fetishism to the song, crafting an edit that seems to be all low-lying bass and simple, ringing synths and arpeggiated stabs, before breaking out into the sort of melodic, mechanical dubstep he's so good at (he keeps the gated pads, unlike the other remixers)

A massive release, comes highly recommended. Keep an ear out for the full-length, Ear Drums and Black Holes, next month. Only "Stars" and the previously released "OK Luv" will be present on the LP - every other track presented here is native to the EP. Coming up next for my favorite label - The Internal Tulips release a debut I've been waiting for some time for and a single from a DJ who purports to fuse the sounds of modern dubstep with the aesthetics of Frank Zappa. Oh boy.
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A few years back a friend of mine whose taste I generally trust sent me a copy of Bonobo's Animal Magic and recommended it vociferously. At the time there were many tracks that I enjoyed but as time went on I found it to be a listless sort of electronic chill-out music that critics invariably gravitate towards (see also: Four Tet, who made a big splash this year with yet another album that I find to be largely boring).

So imagine my surprise when this single for Ninja Tune made it on down the pipeline and proceeded to really impress me. The first thing you'll notice is the swing in the drums. There's a definite UK Garage influence to the rhythm of the song, and overall this feels like a particularly excellent Zero 7 track, which is to say it's chill music of uncommon caliber. Funny how these things go - Air, who really popularized this sort of music, came out with a tepid album this year that was easily bested by Zero 7, who up until that point were basically riders on the coattails of Moon Safari, enjoyable as they could be. This is blue-tinged neo-soul with nice, clear production that avoids the curious flatness endemic to those Zero 7 records.

Included in the package are several remixes and an instrumental version of the track. The first remix is about perfect, as the aesthetic of the song is simpatico with Floating Points' sensibilities right off the bat. FP changes up the beat and makes it a bit more mechanical, and adds a bit of buzzing acid bass, which is nice. Warrior 1 gives the track a martial Garage makeover that makes it a whole lot more dancefloor-ready. Applebim / Komonazmuzik round out the release, deconstructing the song and reconfiguring it into a spacey future-disco groove, complete with strings, a more recognizable 4/4 rhythm template and dubby reverb on the vox.

So it's been a pleasant surprise, to say the least. Eyesdown has been released ahead of a full LP called Black Sands (evocative title - I've been to some black sand beaches and they are divine, and hot) due out in a few weeks. I'm hoping the whole album is in this vein. I'm ready to give Bonobo another shot, if he's willing to shake off the sleepiness that's crept into his past output. This is a good start.
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FaltyDL - All In the Place
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Way back in the late 90's and early aughts, when I was really getting into electronic music for the first time, I remember being constantly frustrated by how my favorite artists just never seemed to put out music in a timely fashion - The Aphex Twin and (especially) Boards of Canada seemed to be working on timetables of several years between albums.

This dissatisfaction was due to a number of factors. First and foremost, I was at the mercy of my circumstances. Living where I did in Northern Colorado, with sharing and streaming services relegated to the famously spotty P2P sites (Napster and the like), the electronic music that I liked was restricted to only the most acclaimed and popular artists - Aphex Twin, Autechre, BoC, etc. And for whatever reason those artists didn't put out a lot of readily available stuff. Second, I was in my teenage years, and when you're that age time just slooows down. Perhaps the most important thing was that I just wasn't looking in the right places. There were a lot of progressive electronic acts that had (and still have) a prolific streak - Luke Vibert, Venetian Snares, etc.

Now that the internet has rapidly expanded in its search and retail capacities, it's a lot easier to keep track of those prolific artists. One of the more recently established is FaltyDL (ne Andrew Lustman) who I've covered before for the blog. In the space of the last year or so, he's released a single on Ramp and both an LP and an 8-song EP for Planet Mu, all high quality records. His first release of 2010 is a 4-track EP for the Rush Hour imprint.

The title track "All in the Place" is an electro-tinged acid dance anthem that wouldn't sound out of place on a Vibert record, but the percussion sound is all FaltyDL, prominent open hi-hats and rattles abound. "St. Marks" is more in the vein of Lustman's previous output, with a cool, New York feel and cut-up soul vox samples. The melodic IDM of "Discoko" shows just a bit of Lustman's professed Aphex Twin influence, with vowel-sounding acid bass and a bright synth lead. "Groove" get backs to the complex hi-hat shuffle that's Lustman's stock in trade, adding a busy, skittering funk bassline and echoing, oscillating synths before yet another cut-up vox sample. It's to Lustman's credit that the repetition of elements from song to song somehow never becomes exactly formulaic. He's got a style that he usually sticks to, and within that there are a multitude of ideas to explore. All in the Place is of the quality you'd expect from FaltyDL at this point, but it's also not a bad place to jump in if you're new to him.
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Dbridge & Instra:Mental - Fabriclive 50
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It's kind of a dirty open secret that, infatuated with electronic music as I am, I've never been all that invested in the more purely dance-oriented corners of the scene. However, while most house and every trance song I've ever heard has left me cold, I have responded well to drum and bass music. Perhaps it's the more insistent rhythms, maybe it's the breaks, maybe it's the fact that the IDM I heavily gravitated towards was flourishing around the time that DnB was having its big moment in the 90's. Many IDM luminaries - Aphex Twin, Luke Vibert, but especially Squarepusher - all made music in the DnB vein. The only "club music" experience I ever had was showing up to a place in Denver on a random night with my friends to find that the highly respected drum and bass DJ Andy C was spinning. It was about as good of an experience as I could have asked for, being a headphones-oriented kid. I've since scoured Denver for big-name DJs but we get very few of repute outside of trance and electro-house guys.

I had a lot of fun that night, but like a lot of club-oriented music, drum and bass often gets monotonous for me when played through headphones. The relentlessly break-neck speed of most DnB tends to make it sort of exhausting, as well (see: Noisia's Fabriclive 40).

Which is where dBridge comes in. In the last year or two, dBridge and Instra:Mental have, through dBridge's Exit label, popularized a newer strain of DnB, cross-pollinated with the dubstep culture of the UK, that shifts the focus off of the "drums" part of the music and shifts it onto the "bass". Tempos are slowed down, rhythms are 2-step, more often than not (although that's not particularly uncommon in DnB these days) and the bass is larger and more prominent.

As the title implies, dBridge and Instra:Mental share mixing duties for this Fabriclive set. dBridge I'm only just now gaining awareness of, and he seems to be the spearhead of this newer DnB style. His choices tend to have a heavy neo-soul / R&B element to them, as evidenced by the absolutely perfect opening track, "Seems Like" by Riya, and a medley track from Genotype. I've known about Instra:Mental for awhile now, as he was the standout in one of Boomkat's "future garage" compilations. His choices tend to hew more towards dubstep, as do his own songs that appear in the set (Skream, Scuba and Distance all make appearances). For my money the Instra:Mental parts of the set are the highlights, though your mileage may vary.

A bit about the Fabriclive series - If you didn't know about it already, there's a famous club in London called Fabric that releases DJ mixes by many of the names that visit the place. There are two series - Fabric and Fabriclive. Fabric is comprised of more "classic" dance music, house and techno primarily, while Fabriclive encompasses everything else - electro-house, DnB, hip hop, bass, acid, etc. They're fairly strict about their standards and as such they have yet to release a mix that's anything less than good (most of them are great, actually). There was some controversy a year or two back when Justice, who were probably the biggest DJs in the world at the time, submitted a mix only to have it rejected for not meeting length standards. These guys don't fuck around. Collect the whole set.

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Starkey Presents Street Bass Anthems Vol. 4
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I wrote about Starkey just a few posts ago, and now we switch gears from his Planet Mu output towards his Street Bass Anthems series. Whereas the Planet Mu stuff is definitely more UK-oriented in the dubstep vein, the SBA  series is recognizably American. From syrupy pop R&B in the opener "Starkvillain", to Bug-esque dancehall dubstep reggae in the 6Blocc remix of "Lockdown" to B-More party rap in "Gals Be Wilin" (my personal favorite), numerous pop styles are subducted and retooled under bass trends in almost every track. Slugabed's apocalyptic bass attack hits hard in the almost Justice-esque "Slugabed Sez". Autotuned R&B even makes an appearance on the Starkey cut "Hair Redone".

There's just so much stuff going on in this mix it can be hard to get your bearings, but your enjoyment of the bulk of the music will probably be dependent on how well you can stand contemporary hip hop radio. It wouldn't be quite correct to call this a dance music record in the way we mean it when we describe a techno or house record. This is a hip hop record. It just happens to possess an emphasis on massive bass production.

If that seems a little intimidating or iffy to you, I've also included the Street Bass Anthems Volume 4 Singles, a 4-track selection from the heart of the mix, featuring the bombastic, Anticon-esque Starkey cut "Alarm (feat. Non & Halfcast)" and the machine-lifter bass of DNAEBEATS "Razor Kut". If you like that, you'll probably like the whole thing. Enjoy!
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Venetian Snares - Filth
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Filth is a record that I have a complicated relationship with. When I was invited to apply for a job reviewing music for my local paper, I wrote this review as a test:

    Before churning out two highly acclaimed, relatively accessible records in 2005’s classical-meets-breakcore masterpiece Rossz csillag alatt született and 2008’s hardcore jungle throwback Detrimentalist, Venetian Snares (né Aaron Funk of Winnipeg, Manitoba) was well-known for off-putting and confrontational music. Perhaps it is no surprise, then, that Funk has decided to capitalize on his growing critical cache with an album that practically dares the listener to try and enjoy it.
          Filth, as the name might suggest, is a porno-themed album. There has always been a sickly sentiment coursing through Venetian Snares’ music but on this release every second seems to ooze perversion. For this we can blame the TB-303, famed “acid” bass synthesizer extraordinaire. The synth’s signature “squelch” sound is thrown into overdrive by Funk, and together with booming bass drums a queasy, oppressive mood is established in nearly every song. Tracks like “Deep Dicking” and “Kimberly Clark” are nearly unlistenable hodgepodges of sampled porno sound clips, squeaking bass and frenetic drumming. If this music had a color, it would be a gangrenous green.
          Normally, one could rely on Funk’s virtuosic drum programming skill to elevate the music above mere din, but songs like “Mongoloid Alien” and “Kakarookee Hates Me” are all punishing 4/4 slamming. Perhaps the only bright spot on the album is the final track, the cavernous acid opus “Pussy Skull”, which resembles Detrimentalist’s slower moments. When the end of the song nears and someone says “Hours and hours of two giraffes fucking” you suspect this might all be a big joke. Too bad the joke is on the listener.
          1.5 stars of 5

But while none of that is strictly untrue, for some reason I just cannot get this record out of my head. When Aaron Funk was first gaining a lot of attention around 2004 I found that I had a pretty strong aversion to his music due to Venetian Snares' outright antagonism towards his audience (funny story though, I paid close enough attention to pick out a heavily distorted sample of dialogue from Fallout 2's Sulik in "Befriend a Childkiller" off the horror/serial killer themed album Doll Doll Doll) and it wasn't until the one-two punch of Rossz and Detrimentalist that I came to accept how much of a genius Funk is, even if he is absolutely clown-shoes mental. For certain sorts of people, repeatedly listening to Venetian Snares changes you. It's like being drugged through your ears.

So even though I find very little actual enjoyment in Filth, I just can't bring myself to get rid of it, and I go back to it on a semi-regular basis for reasons that I can't really explain. In a nutshell, I feel like even though it seems like Funk has very little in the way of self-editing impulse, the revulsion and the confusion you feel when you listen to the music is just a surface, a challenge that Funk puts to the listener - over time you can chip away at it, and the breakneck pace of output, the shotgun-splatter of samples and tempos, the sheer auditory aggression that seemed slapdash at one point reveal an undeniable craft, and a demented auteurism that seems unique to the best of IDM artists. In Venetian Snares you can identify a true anti-cultural posture not seen since the earliest days of Throbbing Gristle. He just doesn't give a fuck.

But that I'm even saying these things is apparent proof that I have imbibed the kool-aid, so to speak. Make no mistake, this is varsity-level shit, and it will make you crazy, if you let it. Just listen to this freak from TMT - not even I would claim that this is Venetian Snares' "most accessible release". For some of you, this album will be a challenge that yields worthy rewards. For most of you it will be noise. Have some aspirin and a bible on hand. Keep kids as far from earshot as possible. This stuff is wrong.
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Yuzo Koshiro - Streets of Rage 2 Soundtrack
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Where to start with this one? Streets of Rage 2 (or as it's known in Japan, Bare Knuckle 2) is one of the all-time classic Sega Genesis games. It's a memorable game certainly by gameplay standards, but it's perhaps best known for its incredible soundtrack. I first played it when I must have been around 6 or 7 years old, and it's quite likely that playing this game sparked what would become my great love for electronic music.

There's not a lot that I can actually say about this soundtrack that isn't tightly wrapped around my childhood memories. I remember not even playing the game some days, but just sitting with the "Options" menu up, where Sega had (to their eternal credit) put up a music player. I thought it was so odd that there were 2 songs that weren't even in the game, and several different versions of songs that were in the game.

Like all great game soundtracks of its era, the Streets of Rage 2 soundtrack is highly melodic, so much it's intoxicating at times. Yuzo Koshiro, the composer, found inspiration in the club music he heard, and what resulted was a collection of high-energy MIDI dance songs, most of the 4/4 breakbeat variety (that is to say, lots of delectable syncopated rhythms). It's very difficult for me to choose favorites, but the ones I always listen to first are "Round 5 (Slow Moon)", "Round 6, Part 1 (Wave 131)", and especially the criminally short "Round 7, Part 1 (Back to the Industry)". Like I said, I can't bring myself to levy any sort of critical analysis on this music. I just love it too much. But I hear all the time from people who love it just as much as I do.

And if you own a console or (hopefully) an internet-capable PC, do track down the actual Streets of Rage 2 game. It's out as a downloadable arcade game for the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii (you can even catch the first and third games in the series on the Wii) and there is no shortage of emulators on the PC capable of running the ROM.

*Credit to my friend Cathy for providing a resupply (I was missing a few tracks before)
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Skweee Tooth
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I've written a bit about the "Skweee" movement before while reviewing Eero Johannes' debut album and a Harmonia compilation, and here we have yet another Skweee compilation curated by veteran scene label Flogsta Danshall on Ramp recordings, a label famous for, among other things, releasing early singles by DJs like Slugabed and FaltyDL.

This compilation is a little more consistent than that Harmonia one, and it makes a good case for the legitimacy and potency of the unfortunately named analog synth-funk movement. While some skweee stuff can fall a little too hard into the realm minimalistic 8-bit music, the best of it displays an uncommon tunefulness. The beats are plenty hard, no doubt, but these songs live or die on their melodies and basslines. Tracks like "Rek Johnny Rek" (by Beatbully) and "Tough Guy Music" (by scene godfather Daniel Savio) show no shortage of prowess in that regard. Other tracks, like "Liikutuksia" (by the wonderfully named Mrs Qaeda) hew closer to original chiptune tropes while still sounding fresh, and still more get by solely on rhythmic swagger ("La Moulette Enchantee" by Wankers United). It's a pretty excellent entry into the genre, but unfortunately a good many of the artists on display don't have material out beyond compilations (that or their music is intentionally difficult to find). If you like hard 80's funk, this comes highly recommended.
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Computer Jay - Maintain
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From Ramp Recordings comes this new single from Computer Jay, replete with 3 remixes from white-hot dubstep / future garage DJs. I don't know much of anything about Computer Jay (all I know is that he's a part of the LA beatmaking scene that's been really fertile for the last few years), but I know Ramp Recordings and they're pretty legit. The eponymous song is a prime example of what they're calling "wonky" these days (though living so far outside the vital culture as I do, it's likely that term has fallen into disfavor and I just don't know it), with rhythms that seem just a tad off. Heavy hip hop beats underlay a weirdly attitude-heavy speak'n'spell rap (itself underlayed with a vocoder, by the sound of it) and dreamy, floating synth. It all sounds like a slightly less headphone-oriented FaltyDL track.

Oddly enough, FaltyDL's remix of the song speeds things up and rearranges the rhythm to match Andrew Lustman's signature clap-heavy sound, which is easily identifiable even at the infant stage of his career. Lustman cuts up the rap to an unintelligible syllable soup and ladles it back onto the track with formant-filtered bass stabs, creating an uncharacteristically floor-ready track.

Mike Slott gives the track an expansive treatment reminiscent of Warp's recent forays into thick hip hop instrumentalism (Hudson Mohawke, etc.) with a muggy tropical feel and just a bit of cowbell. It's comparitively short at just under 3 minutes but it makes a distinct impression.

Ikonika's edit retools the song into what sounds like a frantic rave-house anthem before abruptly switching gears to heavy duty bass-centric dubstep, with the vocoded speak'n'spell kept around for color and the central melodic motif of the song slowed down and stretched out. Just 4 songs, but every one is distinct and excellent in its own right.
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These last few years have seen Planet Mu releasing albums from new signs that were in actuality new projects from old Planet Mu artists, ones who never seemed to gather the acclaim of the label's more well-known artists, like Vex'd or Venetian Snares. They tended to not be "side projects" but new identities, and to go along with those new identities came newer, almost invariably more interesting sounds - Legion of Two (formerly Decal) went from IDM to dark, bombastic post-rock, Sunken Foal (formerly Ambulance) went from IDM to shambling electro-acoustic folk. And now Alex Graham (Lexaunculpt) and Brad Laner (Electric Company), both former Planet Mu solo artists, have collaborated and released this album as the Internal Tulips.

The music here is quite strange. Internal Tulips are, at their core, a piano pop band. On nearly every song, the most prominently featured elements are the sounds of a grand piano and Laner's oft-multitracked voice. It's hard for me to pin down what exactly the exact inspirations for this kind of music - if it makes any sense to say so, the melding of classic pop vocal harmonies and electronics have been in vogue since Animal Collective hit the big time. Suffice to say that the only things keeping this music recognizably contemporary are the slick production and the numerous and meticulous electronic touches to the music - in songs like album highlights "Arlie" and "Mr. Baby", disparate elements of the music are separated and "placed" to different pan settings. This along with the relative quiet of the music creates an exceptional sense of location.

The album only really suffers when it strays from the piano pop format. The weird early 90's saccharine R&B of "Parasol" and the electro-folk of "We Breathe" and "Long Thin Heart" just barely work or fall flat. Overall the mood of the album is remote and melancholy (a common reference when listening was the later work of Julian Fane) and the laptop-fueled glitch-hop touches sometimes date the music, but overall this is a strong "debut", and a new wild card in the already eclectic Planet Mu deck. For fans of Sunken Foal and classic pop.
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Once upon a time, in the heyday of the breakcore explosion of the early-to-mid aughts, Keith Fullerton Whitman recorded and performed as Hrvatski, releasing a handful of really smashing records on Planet Mu. But there was another side to Whitman that expressed itself in the realm of ambient drone composition, and this music, released under Whitman's given name, was what made his reputation. Whitman is nothing if not accomplished - he studied at Berklee and I seem to recall reading an article stating that he held an official position at Harvard in his mid-30's (though given that his official website lists his location as lovely Cambridge, MA, it's possible that he actually has some sort of residency at MIT instead), and his past releases have won plaudits from the likes of Pitchfork, who give his Playthroughs album an exceedingly high mark of 9.7. Much of his recent work is relatively difficult to track down, but I managed to grab ahold of his most recent release, a collaboration with Geoff Mullen (who I can't seem to find any information on. Anybody have input?) called November 28 2009.

I've always had misgivings about the composition style labeled "drone". As a catch-all term I find it too pejorative and esoteric - your average person probably wouldn't even give an album labeled "ambient drone" a fair shot in the first place. While this album (as well as Whitman's output under his own name as a whole) might technically fit into that particular category of composition, when I listen to this album I don't feel the same way I do when I listen to, say, a William Basinski piece. It's repetitive, sure, but it's not drone-loop music in that sense. Rather, for me November 28 2009 hearkens back to the old kosmische performers that are the forebears of much of the current experimental electronic music scene, particularly Emmanuel Gottsching and Ash Ra Tempel. The two expansive ambient tracks that bookend the album, "#01.3" and "#02", feel like a sort of synthesis of Selected Ambient Works Vol. II Aphex Twin, Basinski's loop music, and the spacey proto-techno of Gottsching. "#02" in particular contains scattered melodic synth elements that set it apart from most of the drone music I hear.

The other three tracks on the album hew closer to the sort of rough, ominous ambience that the second disc of SAW V.II traded in. "#01.1.5"'s scraping, rhythmic bass static and echoing tones recall "Shiny Metal Rods" while two short tracks, "#??.??" and "#04", are reminiscent of "White Blur 1", with menacing white noise and barely audible "found sound" samples.

Drone composers tend to be thick on the ground these days, and what really sets November 28 2009 apart, aside from its pedigree, is the fidelity to which it adheres to the skewed "pop ambient" style that was so prevalent in 90's IDM. Not to beat the drum too hard, but if you enjoyed SAW V.II, I think you'll really enjoy this as well. At times I lament the fact that Whitman has seemingly put the Hrvatski moniker to pasture permanently, but when he releases stuff like this, I wonder if ambient composition wasn't what he was destined to pursue.
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French duo dDamage come back for their first proper release in 3 years (at least, if Discogs is to be believed) with The Truth, an 8-track EP (2 originals plus remixes) with some fetching cover art aping that most classic of John Carpenter films, The Thing. It's what drew my eye to this release in the first place.

But if you're expecting Carpenter-esque music, you're going to be disappointed. The Truth is a conflation of breakcore, hip hop and electro. If you've read this blog for any period of time you'd know that Planet Mu is my favorite label, and briefly, during the zenith of its breakcore period, dDamage got signed, and today they still retain some of that breakcore-ish glitch-hop feel, with quick tempos and 16th note rhythms.

Had I not had that bit of background on dDamage I probably wouldn't have picked this up, as the sort of mainline hip-hop that the guests on the title track (Young Jeezy, Agallah & Sin) practice is not really my kind of thing at all. But the production of the track is actually quite excellent, a propulsive, pinballing clubby hip-hop tune in the Modeselektor vein. Thank God they included an instrumental version, is all I'll say. Elsewhere, Humanleft provides an 8-bit remix (also with an instrumental dub), Kid606 slows down the vox for a more minimalistic bass-oriented remix, and Komori offers a funky IDM-style remix.

Electro influence is apparent on "Can of Worms", the second original track, with a chopped up vox sample (sounds more like "cannonball" to me, but whatever) and bristly, almost whistling synths. Magnum 38 turns in a thumping club remix with bass that reminds of the bassline to "Blue Monday", for some reason.

Overall, I think the title track is by far the weakest of the set, but that's likely just my personal preference. The instrumentals and both renditions of "Can of Worms" are pretty great, though.
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It seems like Planet Mu is cultivating a small stable of formidable grime producers, and to that end we see yet another 12" from the label, this time from veteran Garage DJs Rossi B & Luca. Interestingly enough, the a-side of "E10 Riddim" is a dub of the b-side track "Police Ar Come Run", where traditionally dubs are b-sides of singles. Presumably this is indicative of Planet Mu's tendency towards a "producer first" orientation (the long-unsung grime producer Terror Danjah made a pretty big splash last year with a collection of instrumentals and dubs released via the label, for example).

As for the song itself, it's a lively, shuffling number with a muscular drum loop anchoring the track. While the b-side adds dancehall reggae vox, the 16-bit synth leads and horns are all grime. I'm pretty lukewarm on dancehall, so I could take or leave "Police Ar Come Run", but the dub is warm and vital in all the right ways. Definitely not an achingly morose Bug record. Give it a listen, yeah?
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Post by: KvP on 13 Apr 2010, 23:34
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Venetian Snares - Detrimentalist
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Aaron Funk can be a hard man to appreciate, sometimes. I've already covered the madness of his latest record, so I felt as though it would be a good idea to backtrack a bit to the album that, for me at least, is the most accessible entry in Funk's discography as Venetian Snares.

Detrimentalist is the Venetian Snares tribute to hardcore jungle, and while the tempos and the time signatures are sheer lunacy (this uncommonly trenchant review of this album at Cokemachineglow points out that Venetian Snares usually composes songs in 7/4 time, sometimes in weirder signatures like 19/11) there is a surprising lack of the palpable menace that Funk usually brings to bear in his albums. Detrimentalist, for all its hyperactivity, is a pretty straightforward dance music album, full of songs it's probably terribly difficult to dance to.

It starts off with the 7/4 drill'n'bass (so named for the prominent pitch-shifted snare rolls) of "Gentleman", a song that has become a staple of my workout playlist over the past few months, with snare rushes tumbling over one another and movie / hip hop samples getting chopped and stretched. "Koonut-Kaliffee" brings a weird Lovecraftian twist to jungle rave, while "Satjban" and "Eurocore MVP" recalls some of Venetian Snares' earlier madcap adventures in sampling (particularly "Einstein-Rosenbridge"). "Kyokushin" and "Flashforward" provide a taste of the punishing acid-breakcore of the next year's Filth. The album really picks up in its last few tracks, with "Circle Pit" proving to be perhaps the most dancefloor-friendly song Funk has ever produced, complete with left-field Saturday morning cartoon samples. "Bebikukorica Nigiri" puts Funk's incredible talent for composition on full display, with the sophisticated interplay of synth elements taking on an almost classical feel. It's my favorite track on the record.

Then there's "Miss Balaton", the closer. The similarities to Squarepusher's "Tundra 4" are hard to dismiss - I'm not sure you can really track Venetian Snares' particular madness to any one forebear, but Squarepusher's probably a good start. Yet even if the track is some sort of an homage, it stands by itself as an incredible song (the nearly 10-minute song couldn't fit on the LP release of the album and thus it was packaged as its own 12" - one wonders if it was initially meant for the album at all), and a complete detour from Venetian Snares' established style (there's even use of silence, for fuck's sake).

Most people will probably tell you that Rossz Csillag Alatt Szuletett is Funk's best album, and they might be right from a purely aesthetic point of view, but if we're talking about an album your average unacquainted electronic music fan can enjoy (I'm not sure someone not already into electronic music could ever enjoy Venetian Snares) I think Detrimentalist is the best possible means of acclimating oneself to the eccentricities and sensibilities of breakcore's mad king.
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Sure enough, after the very pleasant surprise that was the "Eyesdown" single (my review is here) Bonobo has released his latest album, 4 years after his last. As my review of "Eyesdown" mentioned, I was only really aware of Bonobo through his 2000 album Animal Magic, which was sent to me by a friend around 5 or 6 years ago. It didn't hit me too hard back then, as aside from a few key tracks I found it to be relatively tasteful but sleepy electronic jazz. It was West Coast music. So I picked out my favorite tracks from that album and let Bonobo slide into the cloud of bands that only really come up in a shuffle.


Well, God bless Floating Points because without him I probably never would have given Bonobo a second thought. This new Black Sands album is really good, possessed of musculature that 10-year old album sorely lacked. I'm starting to wonder if I should go back and revisit Animal Magic and the other releases that Bonobo's put out in the last decade.


The first track, "Prelude" establishes the production aesthetic that permeates throughout the album - live instrumentation augmented by electronic flourishes. The intro seamlessly segues into "Kiara" where we first encounter one of the many UK Garage-influenced rhythms on Black Sands. It's a change that serves Bonobo well, as no one would ever accuse this music of being "sleepy". There's a vitality to the songs that I didn't hear from Animal Magic. This is dance music that is at once both identifiably electronic but not wholly artificial.


The percussion / organ / guitar / female vox of "Kong" make it reminiscent of Zero 7's instrumental affairs, though the drum sound here is immeasurably better than that band's. I've already covered "Eyesdown", but suffice to say it seamlessly fits into the blue-green tapestry of the album as a whole. "El Toro" is lush exotica, sounding more like straight-up jazz than any of the tracks preceding it. The boogie of "We Could Forever" makes it perhaps the most arresting, propulsive track on the album (I don't know if any of you have Audiosurf, but this is definitely a track to try out in that game). "1009" is overtly electronic-sounding and strongly reminiscent of FaltyDL's soul-tinged Garage. "All in Forms" uses a descending guitar line and a washed-out vox sample to great effect. "The Keeper" and "The Same", two other tracks featuring Andreya Triana (other than "Eyesdown") send the album briefly into lounge jazz territory, and the two last tracks "Animals" and "Black Sands" close out the album with the lush, live jazz feel felt earlier in the album, with live drums, horns and woodwinds.
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Four Tet - Sing Remixes
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It's probably apparent by now that I will buy just about anything with "Floating Points" emblazoned on it. The man's only been around for a little over a year and he's already released some of my favorite tracks of the last several. So naturally I snagged this pair of remixes for the Four Tet single "Sing", which is an alright enough song (I believe I have already expressed my boredom with Four Tet elsewhere on this blog, somewhere). The two remixes are an extended atmospheric house edit of the track, and Floating Points' spin on it. The extended version is what it says on the label, and if you liked the original track you'll probably dig that as well, but my main concern was and is the Floating Points edit.

The track takes its sweet time starting up, as is the case with a lot of FP's recent songs. Gentle atmospherics abound until about 3 and a half minutes into the song, when a great, floor-ready garage rhythm starts to slowly assert itself. The track really starts to hit its stride around the 6 minute mark, at which point more elements of the original song can be heard, chopped up and re-purposed in the signature wonky/jazz style of Floating Points. Soon after the song retreats a bit, only to start building back up again, leading to a bubbling sci-fi outro. It's a really great remix, and keeping with the high standard of quality that Floating Points has set over the last year. Long, but rewarding.
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Post by: KvP on 14 Apr 2010, 00:10
ONE MORE

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The Capitol Steps - Liberal Shop of Horrors
Basically, it's a theater / musical group formed by Republican congressional staffers in 1981. This is their most recent album.
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Track Listings
1. Return to Spenders
2. Taxicab Driver
3. Cash for Codgers
4. Strangers on This Flight
5. Fly of the Tiger
6. Going Green
7. Don't Cry, I'm in Argentina
8. You Can't Hide That Nobel Prize
9. Officer Crowley
10. Obamamania
11. Everything's Coming Up Roguey
12. We Arrrr the World
13. The Great Health Care Trial Balloon
14. The Twitter
15. Swine Fever
16. Secret Kenyan Man
17. In the Nude
18. A Detective´s Story The Iranian Candidate
19. We´ve Got a Lot of Livers to Do
20. Battle Hymn of the Tea Public
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 14 Apr 2010, 11:50
Bonobo + FaltyDL + Starkey + Fabriclive 50 = so much love

real talk
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: amok on 14 Apr 2010, 13:47
^ second that. nice work
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: yellowfoliage on 14 Apr 2010, 15:21
ONE MORE

The Capitol Steps - Liberal Shop of Horrors


YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!!!!
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Post by: lauraelise204 on 14 Apr 2010, 21:44
Fidel Catastrophe - And the Bleak Shall Inherit the Earth

http://www.myspace.com/wisebloodwivesblood (http://www.myspace.com/wisebloodwivesblood)

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Yes, this is a friend's band that I'm posting.  Hope you guys don't mind.  He was an original member of the Pomegranates and has been working on a solo project for some time now.  I would really love to hear your opinion about his music.  I think he's at the beginning of something great, but if you think otherwise or similar, please tell.  

I went to a studio session at Monastery Studio one day with him, Josiah Wolf (of WHY?), and the latest removed bassist of the Pomegranates (his former replacement).  I can't wait to hear the full mastered release of the songs all of them collaborated on.  He doesn't have everything put together yet, but these three he's release for free download on http://www.rebuilttrannyrecords.com/.  


1 - An Endless, Thanks
2 - Another Garden Song
3 - The Breeze Knees


small, trivial fact: i'm screaming with karl at the beginning of The Breeze Knees
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 14 Apr 2010, 22:05
Not to overshadow lauraelise204, but

Delorean - Subsiza[2010]
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I really loved their EP posted a while ago but I could not get into their albums for whatever reason. Not so with this.
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 14 Apr 2010, 22:51
Some folk music for you fine fellows.

The Unthanks - Here's The Tender Coming

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Although the album is very much traditional in nature the compositions of the tracks has a contemporary feel as the piano plays in the foreground on almost every track and the wonderful strings of Niopha Keegan's fiddle bring a dark brooding to every song, perfectly matching and enhancing the superb vocals. Full of tearful human tales this is an album that hooks onto the heartstrings and clutches there until the final track has lamentably passed, bringing beautiful and enthralling compositions with it.

The Testimony of Patience Kershaw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmhACB1ZPQM)
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Black Prairie - Feast of The Hunter's Moon

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Combining the forces of Jenny Conlee, Chris Funk and Nate Query of The Decemberists with folk musicians Annalisa Tornfelt and Jon Neufeld, Portland’s Black Prairie crafts an eclectic mix of traditional bluegrass and eastern European sounds. Though peppered with Tornfelt’s wispy vocals, this debut album is primarily instrumental, shifting between twangy folk (“Atrocity at Celilo Falls”), fiddle-heavy bluegrass (“Back Alley,” “Annie McGuire”) and gypsy swoon, full of weeping strings and bouncy accordions (“A Prairie Musette,” “Tango Oscuro”). The melodic ebb and flow through time and space is full of surprises—just when you’ve settled into the rootsy twang, the scene shifts and you’re on a haunted street corner in the old country.

A Prairie Musette (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZinGxepjYQM)
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Enjoy!
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Post by: JD on 14 Apr 2010, 22:53
Thanks for The Unthanks!
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 14 Apr 2010, 23:08
Yeah, that song is even more sad when you find out that it's about this (http://www.victorianweb.org/history/ashley.html).
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 14 Apr 2010, 23:22
Delorean - Subsiza[2010]

Had this for a while, there's no single track that can compare to 'Seasun' but as an album it's far more enjoyable than anything they've yet produced.
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Post by: Koremora on 15 Apr 2010, 18:01
Hey guys, wanna know some bullshit? The new LCD record titles were originally correct, as the stream on their website indicates. Tracklist is:

1. Dance Yrself Clean
2. Drunk Girls
3. One Touch
4. All I Want
5. I Can Change
6. You Wanted a Hit
7. Pow Pow
8. Somebody's Calling Me
9. Home
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 15 Apr 2010, 18:10
P4K's lies are all coming to light
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 15 Apr 2010, 18:13
option 2: nooo my precious last.fm scrobbles
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Post by: scarred on 15 Apr 2010, 18:14
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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 16 Apr 2010, 10:27
This thread needs more Black Metal... I won't be responsible if thick blood comes out of your ears.

Funeral Mist - Devilry

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Funeral Mist - Salvation

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Some years ago I saw the cover of Funeral Mist's debut and thought "I bet it's just mindless blasturbation".

I was wrong... Now, I do enjoy some Black Metal that is full of blasts but it gets really boring after a while and the main reason is that those bands are inconsistent with their music. Funeral Mist on the other hand don't have that problem.
So, what do we have here? Pure chaos, that's what you'll get from the cd. The music is fast, furious and with lots of blasts but there's something special about this album and that's the extremely blood-chilling "ceremonial" atmosphere. This music is evil.

Guitars as sharp and rusty as an old chainsaw playing both raw and melodic riffs, well-executed drums and eerie samples are the main formula here. Even though the guitarwork is astonishing with it's evil melodies and the drumming is intense with it's calculated variety, the most important thing is the vocal work. Arioch (aka Mortuus from Marduk) is easily the star of the show with his incredible vocals.

A prophet's charisma and a general's commanding voice... Put these two attributes into the mind of a possessed man and you'll get Arioch's vocal style. His thundering voice combined with impressive lyrics makes his performance one of the best ones this unholy genre have seen in the last decade. There are many memorable moments in Salvation when it comes to the vocal work: The diabolical beginning of "Breathing Wounds", The inspiring chorus of "Holy Poison", Arioch's furious commands in "Across The Qliphoth" and those are just some examples among many. Sometimes the wall of noise is caused by the vocals that overlap each other giving the album an even more chaotic vibe. Choirs are also a very special feature with the best example being "Circle Of Eyes", the album's longest song that is a bit simple in songwriting but the choir evokes an atmosphere that is so hypnotic that you won't be bored.

One of the biggest reasons to why this album might be hard to get into is the production. It's very raw and loud so it might be a turn off but people with trained ears will pass through the offensive wall of noise and listen to the great musicanship. I have to admit that sometimes I'd like this album to have a cleaner production because there are some excellent riffs (like in "Perdition's Light") but the production makes the melodies sound a bit blurry. But as usual, this production adds to the surreal and pitch-black atmosphere so it's hard to complain.

If you like your black metal to be intelligent and "in-your-face", search no more and listen to this rare pearl until your ears bleed!

"For your blindness gives me sight, as your darkness is for me light!"

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Post by: youthcant on 16 Apr 2010, 18:29
wow.
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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 16 Apr 2010, 18:38
Awesome!

But they are .wma files, and I am not sure how to convert them into .mp3s
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Post by: Mr. Doctor on 17 Apr 2010, 03:03
I don't know if I'm right but I asked around and you can make them .mp3s with Itunes or Windows Media Player...

I'm sorry if I can't be very specific since I never had that problem with wma or mp3 because my Windows Media Player make the songs work anyway.
Plus I don't have an Ipod or mp3... Just a walkman.
Hope it works fine, man.
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Post by: amok on 17 Apr 2010, 03:49
You can convert them to .mp3 but .wma is pretty lossy so it'd be a fairly bad transcode. Probably better to keep 'em as .wma if you have anything that can play that.

To contribute; give this a go if you like stuff like The Field and new Four Tet:

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Post by: StaedlerMars on 17 Apr 2010, 05:39
I do, so I will!

Edit: and I do!
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Post by: FidelityCastro on 17 Apr 2010, 09:46
Thanks for that Fidel Catastrophe upload. I'll get down on anything related to the Pomegranates in any way, really. The similarity to my online handle was just frosting on the cake.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 18 Apr 2010, 03:44
crystal castles - crystal castles

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(the new one that is)
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Post by: Jace on 18 Apr 2010, 05:33
Need some more BBQ Chickens everywhere in this bitch. They are a fast paced punk band, oh and I am pretty sure they are japanese.
FINE SONGS, PLAYING SUCKS
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Goodbye to Your Punk Rock
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Post by: Jace on 18 Apr 2010, 06:38
Double post for POLYSICS.
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Polysics is a Japanese new wave and rock band from Tokyo, who dubs its unique style as "technicolor pogo punk". It was named after a brand of synthesizer, Korg Polysix. The band started in 1997, but got their big break in 1998 at a concert in Tokyo. They create high energy music, fusing conventional guitar music, with synthesized and computer generated sound to create a unique mixture of punk and Synthpop, heavily inspired by the American bands Devo and The Tubes, and Japanese bands such as P-Model and Yellow Magic Orchestra. Their song lyrics often consist of Japanese, English, or just plain gibberish.


Polysics or Die
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Polysics or Die is a compilation album so if you don't want to download the other stuff there is this one.

Hey Bob My Friend (2000)
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Neu (2000)
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Now Is The Time (2005)
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Karate House (2007)
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Post by: scarred on 18 Apr 2010, 11:33
crystal castles - crystal castles

(the new one that is)

oh god i am so excited sexually
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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 18 Apr 2010, 12:48
Finally getting around to uploading that Triptykon album.  Crushing, hateful metal from the guy who fronted Celtic Frost and Hellhammer

Triptykon- Eparistera Daimones (2010)
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Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 18 Apr 2010, 15:07
Neu (2000)
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If you download only one Polysics album, I recommend it be this one.
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Post by: SuperCola on 18 Apr 2010, 15:23
Picked this up yesterday and figured it would be worth putting up here.

Telekinesis - Dirty Thing (Record Store Day 2010 Single)
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Post by: Elk on 18 Apr 2010, 15:53
Gogol Bordello -  Trans-continental Hustle (2010) 

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61xItRxG2PL.jpg)


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Post by: scarred on 18 Apr 2010, 16:50
are you fucking kidding me?

lcd soundsystem, crystal castles, and gogol bordello in one week?

what the fuck

what the fuck
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 18 Apr 2010, 17:07
you forgot holy fuck
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Post by: scarred on 18 Apr 2010, 17:08
fkjdghfkdjshfsld;akHG;lsgaf;hjagkdflbj
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 18 Apr 2010, 17:09
and broken social scene
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 18 Apr 2010, 17:13
i will throw up on you jerks
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 18 Apr 2010, 17:27
i will eat yr face if you do that
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: StaedlerMars on 18 Apr 2010, 17:27
and i'll upload the new hold steady tomorrow morning if there's any interest?
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 18 Apr 2010, 17:30
eh
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Post by: scarred on 18 Apr 2010, 17:35
eh
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Post by: Catacombs on 18 Apr 2010, 17:41
I'd be interested.  I wasn't that excited after I heard the single (something with a "J" in it) but I'm sure the rest is better.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 18 Apr 2010, 17:42
eh
How Canadian.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 18 Apr 2010, 18:00
I live like three hours away, it's not like it's out of my way.

Also, the new Crystal Castles is ballshittingly fantastic.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 18 Apr 2010, 18:13
Is it better than the first? I hated the first.
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Post by: Weepie McGee on 18 Apr 2010, 18:20
i feel left out.  i don't really care much about any of those bands.  however, this is my favorite new release...

Horse Feathers - Thistled Spring

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Post by: whatdoiget000 on 18 Apr 2010, 18:27
and i'll upload the new hold steady tomorrow morning if there's any interest?
yes!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 18 Apr 2010, 18:29
Is it better than the first? I hated the first.

It's better than the first, yes, but if you hate their sound in general, the second one won't change your mind.
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 18 Apr 2010, 18:30
Horse Feathers - Thistled Spring

Fuck yes!! New Horse Feathers and new The Tallest Man on Earth in the same week!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Apr 2010, 20:18
and i'll upload the new hold steady tomorrow morning if there's any interest?

Fuck tha haters, Upload this or I'll kill you
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Post by: JD on 18 Apr 2010, 20:32
Kate Nash - My Best Friend Is You[2010]
(http://loft965.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/loft965katenashmybestfriendisyou.png)
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Post by: Dimmukane on 18 Apr 2010, 21:41
Alright, so I just finally found this record after looking for it for two years.  A friend of mine picked it up from a death metal show he'd been at and brought it over one time, and I was never able to hear it again until now. 

Dead Unicorn - Yellowstone Supervolcano
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Dead Unicorn, from what I've been able to gather, is a two-piece band out of New York consisting of a bassist and drummer who both contribute vocals.  The bassist uses a few effects and fuzzes it up a lot, in contrast to using a downtuned guitar to compensate.  It's a little bit Hella, a little bit Jawbreaker, and a little bit Grails.  Maybe a little bit of Gull, too.  Essentially this band is obsessed with the end of the world and having a good time while it lasts.  REALLY FUCKING GOOD RECORD, check it out if you like any kind of stoner rock/noise or the idea of supervolcanos.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 18 Apr 2010, 21:45
also hey jace thanks fer polysics
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 19 Apr 2010, 01:10
The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever

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rip isn't great though.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 19 Apr 2010, 07:21
John Cale


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http://www.mediafire.com/?tzzyhjhaeynVintage Violence


(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000006XCU.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?jyjmgzmdkjzFear






(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/1228-black-acetate.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?dwwwyxytnvtBlack Acetate
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Post by: pat101 on 19 Apr 2010, 09:11
Great John Cale post,

I should have the new Blitzen Trapper record up this afternoon
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Post by: BlahBlah on 19 Apr 2010, 10:00
The new National album, High Violet, has leaked as well although the quality's meant to be pretty bad.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 19 Apr 2010, 11:09
Yeah but I'm gonna listen to it anyway!
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Post by: BlahBlah on 19 Apr 2010, 11:29
I dunno whether to grab it or not, I've never really listened to the national but everyone seems to love them. How's it sounding keiffer?

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Post by: JD on 19 Apr 2010, 19:33
Dead Unicorn - Yellowstone Supervolcano

Rad
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Post by: Dimmukane on 20 Apr 2010, 08:02
Yeah, they're pretty awesome.  Totally found out yesterday that they actually opened for my friend's band, which is kind of strange, because they do like a 35-minute black metal song and this is a completely different kind of music.

Anywho, here's the myspace (http://www.myspace.com/musicforendtimes), they don't have a whole lot of youtube videos up.  Half-Life is pretty sweet
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Post by: Harun on 20 Apr 2010, 09:47
*COUGH*




65daysofstatic - We Were Exploding Anyway

(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/1854/65frontcover550x550.jpg)

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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 20 Apr 2010, 10:37
OH MAN
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 20 Apr 2010, 11:39
This is getting ridiculous.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 20 Apr 2010, 11:45
it can only mean one thing: The End Is Nigh

all the bands have sensed our impending doom and are scurrying to put out albums before the apocalypse
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: ogbza on 20 Apr 2010, 12:24
The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/93/TheGaslightAnthem-AmericanSlang.jpg/661px-TheGaslightAnthem-AmericanSlang.jpg)
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The Gaslight Anthem rose out of the fertile punk and hardcore scene of New Brunswick, NJ, flaunting a unique style that melded the sounds of Bruce Springsteen, Wilson Pickett, and various Motown groups with the rough, emotional grit of Hot Water Music and Jawbreaker. The band -- comprised of vocalist/guitarist Brian Fallon, bassist Alex Levine, drummer Benny Horowitz, and guitarist Alex Rosamila -- began establishing a loyal hometown crowd after forming in 2005, and their soulful punk rock melodies attracted wider attention upon the release of their full-length debut, Sink or Swim, which droped in May 2007 via the local imprint XOXO Records. Although rough around the edges, the album presented plenty of energetic, sing-along songs that garnered accolades from punk zines, blogs, and fans alike. The increasing popularity was enough to score gigs with the likes of Against Me!, the Loved Ones, and the Draft, and by the end of 2007, the Gaslight Anthem had played over 200 shows. They recorded the four-song EP Señor and the Queen in Austin, having managed to secure some down time between tour dates, and the record surfaced on Sabot Productions in early February 2008. Meanwhile, the Gaslight Anthem announced their brand-new deal with the California-based indie label SideOneDummy Records.


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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 20 Apr 2010, 12:52
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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums. This includes requests for re-uploads; if you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.

Repost the rules at the top of each new page.
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Post by: Catacombs on 20 Apr 2010, 13:27
The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
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Is this the same quality as the one that was floating around on Tumblr yesterday?  I haven't listened to either but I was going to up the one I downloaded from there but it was supposed to be low quality.  I guess I'm asking if this is decent quality haha.
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Post by: ogbza on 20 Apr 2010, 15:35
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Is this the same quality as the one that was floating around on Tumblr yesterday?  I haven't listened to either but I was going to up the one I downloaded from there but it was supposed to be low quality.  I guess I'm asking if this is decent quality haha.

sounds pretty good to me.  MP3, VBR 250-300 kbps
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Post by: JD on 20 Apr 2010, 16:18
Annuals - Sweet Sister EP
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Post by: Mr. Tool on 20 Apr 2010, 17:41
Wow...what a crazy week huh?

(http://i41.tinypic.com/1zgsx83.jpg)

As the album cover so clearly states, this is the new album Brothers by The Black Keys. This is the group's second album with Danger Mouse producing. It's pretty good. You should download it.

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Post by: JD on 20 Apr 2010, 18:20
Oh shit downloading now

Anyway, Progressive Death Metal

Son Of Aurelius - The Farthest Reaches[2010]
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Son of Aurelius‘ The Farthest Reaches is an album that gets crazier as it goes along. It’s as though the music had rabies, and was getting progressively more and more dangerous by the minute. The first three songs (“Mercy for Today,” “Let Them Hate and Fear,” and the title track) are all catchy, epic, and executed to their most devastating effect. They wouldn’t seem out of place on a Black Dahlia Murder record, which is great, ’cause if more bands wrote songs as good as BDM’s, I’d be a much happier snarky blogger.

But then the fourth track, “Olympus is Forgotten,” comes along. There’s a gentle, soothing guitar and synths-as-strings intro. You might think that it’s just a brief respite from the killer-but-familiar melodeath songs you’ve been enjoying, but, really, it’s the overture for a whole new album. Because once the band kicks in on “Olympus is Forgotten,” The Farthest Reaches flies right off the fucking rails and shows its true colors as an album that is completely fucking fucknuts. And its fucknuttiness is what ensures its place as one of the strongest releases of the spring, and possibly the year.

The sharp edge, puzzle-pieced guitars, the nimble, limber, bass. the constantly-shifting drums; hail Satan, dude, THIS is the shit. The little jazzy break on “Facing the Gorgon” leads into some awesome dual guitar soloing, which suddenly explodes into a slam-your-friend’s-face-into-the-wall bridge; the way “Myocardial Infarction” slowly tightens its screws, like the not-so-gentle onset of anxiety; the schizophrenic structure of “Pandora’s Burden;” the FUCKING BASS on, well, pretty much the whole thing, but maybe especially at the start of “A Good Death” – that shit’ll make your balls rattle. The songs on The Farthest Reaches are, generally, pretty short – only album finale “The First, The Serpent” is over five minutes – and these creative flourishes make them play out like mini-prog masterpieces.

Of course, giving boners to tech heads isn’t the only thing that sets SOA apart from the pack. I’ve said it before and for good measure I’ll say it once more: you can be the shreddiest shredder on the face of the shreddin’ planet, but if you can’t write a decent song all you’ll get is a “No care ever” from anyone who masturbates less than ten times a day. New tech death bands are seemingly being formed on an hourly basis, but the vast majority of the time, those groups like to noodle more than a half-Italian/half-Asian chef. But Son of Aurelius have no such problem; they’re like the perfect mix of At the Gates and Necrophagist.

If anything, I wish Son of Aurelius allowed themselves to get even crazier. Do they have a Planetary Duality in there somewhere? I’d wager they do. The Farthest Reaches has been in my heavy rotation for weeks now, and I think these dudes have only just scratched the surface of their talents.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Apr 2010, 00:19
Oh my God holy fucking shit new Gaslight Anthem album fucking fuck what a ridiculous time we are living in Lord have mercy
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 21 Apr 2010, 07:07
Is that Son of Aurelius album worth getting?

I suppose if it wasn't you wouldn't have put it here a hurp a durr
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Post by: vickster on 21 Apr 2010, 09:04
Wow...what a crazy week huh?

(http://i41.tinypic.com/1zgsx83.jpg)

As the album cover so clearly states, this is the new album Brothers by The Black Keys. This is the group's second album with Danger Mouse producing. It's pretty good. You should download it.

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Damn, beat me to it.  Great up.
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Post by: Mr. Tool on 21 Apr 2010, 10:10
Yep.

The New Pornographers - Together

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Post by: StaedlerMars on 21 Apr 2010, 11:07
This is getting ridiculous.
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Post by: tau534 on 21 Apr 2010, 12:11
Track seven on the Son Of Aurelius - The Farthest Reaches is corrupt.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pat101 on 21 Apr 2010, 13:27
A friend just sent me a link for new National record High Violet, apparently better rip than the 128kbps that was around (plus last page's link is down)

The National - High Violet [2010] (200-VBR kbps)

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Post by: Tom on 21 Apr 2010, 13:41
This is getting ridiculous.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 21 Apr 2010, 16:29
That's getting redundant.


Track seven on the Son Of Aurelius - The Farthest Reaches is corrupt.
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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 21 Apr 2010, 16:40
That's getting redundant.
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Post by: Harun on 21 Apr 2010, 16:50
more ridiculousness...


Foals - Total Life Forever (2010)

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Post by: Lunchbox on 21 Apr 2010, 17:14
The New Pornographers - Together

Thanks so much for this!
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 21 Apr 2010, 17:55
New Seabear too...

Seabear - We Built A Fire

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Post by: E. Spaceman on 22 Apr 2010, 05:37
(http://betterpropaganda.com/images/artwork/DJ_Kicks-the_Juan_Maclean_480.jpg)


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Post by: tau534 on 22 Apr 2010, 08:19
That's getting redundant.


Track seven on the Son Of Aurelius - The Farthest Reaches is corrupt.
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Thanks.
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Post by: pat101 on 22 Apr 2010, 13:41
My link to High Violet is down, the web sheriff asked nicely so I complied.  :angel:
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Post by: KvP on 22 Apr 2010, 16:27
(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5729/starkeyblack500px.jpg)
Starkey - Ear Drums and Black Holes

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I've gotten into the habit of making mixes of things I've been listening to for my friends on the first of every month, and sure enough over the last few months I've noticed certain patterns in my selections. I had always thought of myself as someone who had gravitated inexorably towards UK dance music, the IDM scene in particular, as though it was a concrete, distinct thing. But lately all I ever seem to be playing is abstract hip hop and UK techno. Part of the reason for that, I think, is that abstract hip hop is "in" on both sides of the Atlantic and thus I'm being met with a deluge of it. As for the techno, acts like Subeena and Actress seem to be ushering in an apparently new class of the UK variant which I am digging to some degree. But at the heart of it I'm finding out that the music that I had always loved was, for the most part, the union of those two disparate genres. Autechre's DJ sets are nothing but legitimate hip hop, despite that group's avant-garde techno leanings. Luke Vibert reportedly only listens to hip hop. Once the Plaid guys exited The Black Dog it ceased to be an IDM entity and started being relatively straightforward techno, but I didn't even notice until it was pointed out to me. A lot of what I would call IDM seems to be "acid synths + hip hop beats".

So the diversification of my taste has been a lot easier than I thought it would have been, and it's liberating, more than anything - I don't have to wait for the 2 or 3 really notable IDM albums (if that) to come down the pipeline every year. At this pace there's an average of at least one album a week that I can take a shining to. It's overwhelming at times, but it almost becomes a lifestyle - there's never a time when I don't have new things to listen to.

With the blurring of the line between legit hip hop DJs and electronic composers (pioneered in many ways by the jazz and experimental dalliances of many DJs on the Stones Throw label, namely the dearly departed J Dilla) I've been finding myself listening to acts I would normally have written off. One of these acts is Starkey, who I've written about before. Prior to this point, he was more or less exclusively an instrumental hip hop DJ, but Ear Drums And Black Holes is an album that features some pretty significant use of vox.

For the most part, this takes the form of Starkey's own (at least, I think it's his) voice subjected to the widely-praised wonders of autotune. It's pretty gaudy, as it tends to be - autotune has become a signifier of the "more is better" school of pop R&B production in the States. But it actually works when Starkey uses it, as he does on "Spacecraft", "Club Games" and "Alienstyles". His music has a size and shine that sets it apart from more abstracted DJ sensibilities. As I said last month, it makes more sense to call Starkey a hip hop artist than an electronica artist. Unlike most of the stuff I listen to it's not difficult to imagine most of the tracks on Ear Drums and Black Holes on a mainstream radio station.

The two straight-up rap tracks, "Club Games" and "Murderous Words", also happen to be the album's weakest tracks - southern-style club songs just don't sit with me. Which isn't to say that Starkey's production skills can't be served by a vocalist - Grime MC P-Money contributes his spry Grime delivery to what I believe is the album's strongest track, "Numb", and Anneka brings a lighter-than-air pop feel to "Stars", the lead single. Later on, Kiki Hitomi's singing (in Japanese) graces the almost Jamiroquai-esque ballad "New Cities".

This is the sort of music that makes me wish my car had a better sound system - especially with all the overt hip hop influences, Ear Drums and Black Holes practically demands to be played loudly and openly (they don't call it "Street Bass" for nothing). Starkey continues to display a natural affinity for infectious rave / disco melodies to go along with his wheezing / booming / skittering basslines. Tracks like "Multidial" and "Fourth Dimension" (which revisits the seemingly random bass sequencing of Ephemeral Exhibit's "Creatures") show a definite rave influence, like Raffertie, but a little less goofy. and the album as a whole is rife with dramatic bombast. A scant few tracks, such as "11th Hour", don't really go places, but Starkey's good enough at what he does to keep things interesting and at least mostly consistent.

This particular style of music - extroverted, aggressive dancefloor-oriented hip hop - seems to be the new established style for Planet Mu, with other proprietors of the style such as Slugabed and Raffertie signing on to the label. I'm not sure how I feel about it just yet, but Ear Drums and Black Holes, at the very least, shows that it might be better suited to the long-player format than other variants of dubstep.

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Hyetal - Gold or Soul

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One of the many distinctive scenes to propagate after the dubstep explosion began to settle has come out of Bristol, where DJs like Joker and Gemmy have etched out a sound that's more distinctively melodic than the gritty, morose, often spooky sort of sound that had come to typify the movement. This "Purple Wave", as they call it (one of the few things I regret about living where I do is the feeling that I might be embarrassing myself repping stuff being made halfway around the world) takes a few cues from 8-bit and electro-funk, but not to the hardcore extent of, say, the all-analog Skweee scene. It's got as much R&B in it as hard funk.

Among the clutch of artists at the fore of Purple Wave is Hyetal (ne David Corney), who has released a few 12"s over the last year or two and an incredible cut for Mary Anne Hobbes' latest compilation, Wild Angels.  Gold or Soul was one of those singles, and for my money it's probably the best thing he's done that isn't on Wild Angels. The thing that I notice about Hyetal's best tracks is the subtlety with which he uses his synths - on "Gold or Soul" the leads feature a heavy wobble and great use of fade and velocity - It sounds like just one synth, but it's doing enough to add a lot of texture and flavor to the track by itself. The beat's nothing to sniff at either. The second track, "Neon Speech", seems vaguely familiar to me - I'll have to check, but I think it was featured toward the mid-point of a Subeena mix I have. Booming bass and gated synth squelches propel the song along nicely below a slightly cloying arpeggiated synth chime (I just don't like that sound). In a nice turnaround, the song shifts gears around the 3 minute mark, adding a second gated synth and a great organ line.

The Purple Wave guys have all put out a lot of great work (though Joker seems to be getting all the buzz), but it's Hyetal's particular way with synths that makes him my favorite of the scene. I'm looking forward to plenty of great singles in this vein as we move farther into 2010.

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Post by: bahhhhh on 22 Apr 2010, 22:02
GAYNGS - Relayted

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Tracklist:
The Gaudy Side of Town
The Walker
Cry
No Sweat
False Bottom
The Beatdown
Crystal Rope
Spanish Platinum
Faded High
Ride
The Last Prom on Earth

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Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Apr 2010, 09:29
The Juan Maclean

Oh man does he actually have a MIDI knuckle tattoo
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Post by: KvP on 23 Apr 2010, 09:39
MIDI 4 Lyfe
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 23 Apr 2010, 21:05
I am told that tracks 3 and 9 on DJ Kicks are not working, you can download them below

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Post by: Cire27 on 23 Apr 2010, 23:09
The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang


Holy shit!  I know when to give free bj's when I see it.
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Post by: JD on 24 Apr 2010, 11:50
I think it's time for some Ogre You Asshole
Think Modest Mouse, Talking Heads, and Fugazi mixed together

Ogre You Asshole - Ogre You Asshole
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Ogre You Asshole - Alphabeta vs. Lambda
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Ogre You Asshole - Foglamp
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Post by: JD on 24 Apr 2010, 19:45
Also I found Polysics' 2010 release in 320 kbps

Polysics - Absolute Polysics
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Post by: scarred on 24 Apr 2010, 20:00
Tobacco - Maniac Meat [2010]

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Post by: medicatesleep on 24 Apr 2010, 22:13
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Reunion show 04-16-10

1. Spoonman
2. Gun
3. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
4. Rusty Cage
5. Beyond The Wheel
6. Flower
7. Ugly Truth
8. Fell On Black Days
9. Hunted Down
10. Nothing To Say
11. Loud Love
12. Blow Up The Outside World
13. Pretty Noose
14. Outshined
15. Slaves And Bulldozers

Encore:
16. Get On The Snake
17. Big Dumb Sex
18. Waiting For The Sun (Doors cover)

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Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 25 Apr 2010, 23:43
Think Modest Mouse, Talking Heads, and Fugazi mixed together

 :-o downloadin'
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Post by: The Cheesinator on 25 Apr 2010, 23:52
Chrome doesn't even ask if I want to save/open from Mediafire any more, it just automatically begins downloading when I paste the corrected link into the address bar.
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Post by: KvP on 26 Apr 2010, 00:36
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Roll the Dice - Roll the Dice

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I only knew of Fever Ray by reputation. Despite her debut being routinely lauded as the best electronic album of last year, I never really got around to it, mainly because I hadn't really enjoyed much of The Knife. So it was with some trepidation that I started listening to Roll The Dice, which has gained some notoriety as a Fever Ray-related project. Roll the Dice is composed of two members, Peder Mannerfelt and Malcolm Pardon. Mannerfelt callaborated on the Fever Ray project to some extent, and Pardon is a well-known producer of Swedish TV and Film music. Roll the Dice is their semi-improvised collaboration.

 

It's something of a trip. While the ever-present synth loops might recall acid house and techno, the album reveals itself to be more in the kosmische tradition, as there are no drum sounds to be heard. The whole of the album consists solely of piano and gurgling analog synthesizer. This gives Roll the Dice a distinct, musty 70's aesthetic - you can practically hear the wood paneling, the flourescent light, the orange-brown palettes, the shag carpeting. Opener "The New Black" slowly expands like a good Tangerine Dream song, while the understated synth strings of "Swing" give it the feel of a lost Gottsching track. "Guadeloupe" bends the rules a bit by utilizing stabs of synth string to create a percussive element - it sounds a bit like a jug instrument, and the way it ushers in the fragile melody of the piano line is really marvelous.


"Into the Ground" is as close as Into The Ground comes to acid techno, with its thick, reverberating arpeggio anchoring the song, recalling Luke Vibert's most far-flung experiments, or AFX at his most grouchy. It's a dark, angry track, flirting with dissonance at times but still maintaining coherence. "Axee" switches things around by making the piano the percussive skeleton of the song, and bringing a truly weird, thudding synth arpeggio that starts small and gets progressively messier and wider as a more melodic piano line is added. "After", on the other hand, recalls latter-day Autechre, with ethereal pads skittering about, like an indecipherable alien language breaking into song. The way it breaks into Eno-esque ambience is truly breathtaking. The album closes out with "Undertow", which starts with an arpeggiated synth line that almost sounds like a brass instrument, and slowly, dramatically adding additional synth elements - a pad, a melodic synth lead - until the piano comes in at a low octave, completing the picture.


It's a relatively "short" album at only 7 songs, but even then it's extremely impressive how Roll the Dice can make their two chosen instruments so versatile - the character of the sound never truly changes, but every track is completely distinct. This album holds up with the best of the 60's-70's kosmische classics. If Kluster, Manuel Gottsching or Tangerine Dream interest you at all, you need to hear this album. On the shortlist for best of the year. Highly recommended.

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Post by: amok on 26 Apr 2010, 15:35
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Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History (http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0xfyxzwsldhe)

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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 26 Apr 2010, 16:42
Tobacco - Maniac Meat [2010]
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you the man, nick!
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Post by: Dimmukane on 26 Apr 2010, 17:11
that reminds me I forgot to say fuck yeah
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 26 Apr 2010, 17:16
no, not like that. I didn't feel it.


more like FUCK YEEAAAHHH
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Post by: kwami42 on 26 Apr 2010, 18:19

Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History (http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0xfyxzwsldhe)


Thank you so much for this
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Post by: scarred on 26 Apr 2010, 21:09
you the man, nick!

 :mrgreen:
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Post by: amok on 27 Apr 2010, 14:37
Thank you so much for this

welcome! not my usual cup of tea but strangely addictive

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We Are The World - Clay Stones (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14155-clay-stones/)

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Post by: pat101 on 27 Apr 2010, 17:18
Kind of surprised this hasn't been posted yet

Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma [2010] (320kbps)  this isn't the transcode leak that was floating around

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Hip-Hop's future does it again, expanding on the sound he explored on LA. Guest spots from Thom Yorke, Ravi Coltrane and bass master Thundercat

check out my blog, 'cause ... I'm shameless.
http://aminormass.blogspot.com/
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 27 Apr 2010, 18:43
Track 7 is corrupt
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Post by: Zooey on 27 Apr 2010, 19:27
Track 7 is corrupt

That's OK, it's not like it was one of the more important tracks. 
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Post by: JD on 27 Apr 2010, 19:29
but thom yorke is on it  :cry:
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 27 Apr 2010, 20:41
Hey is that Roll the Dice link to the CD or vinyl version of the album? Cause the former has two more tracks which I want!
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Post by: JD on 27 Apr 2010, 20:43
ANYWAY

Familjen - Manskligheten[2010](320-kbps)
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Some (http://www.facepunch.com/fp/emoot/krad2.gif) Swedish Electro-pop
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Post by: KvP on 27 Apr 2010, 20:56
Hey is that Roll the Dice link to the CD or vinyl version of the album? Cause the former has two more tracks which I want!
Vinyl, unfortunately.
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Post by: scarred on 27 Apr 2010, 22:32
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Post by: JD on 27 Apr 2010, 23:06
ANYWAY

Familjen - Manskligheten[2010](320-kbps)
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Some (http://www.facepunch.com/fp/emoot/krad2.gif) Swedish Electro-pop
Quoting this because I don't think it should be missed.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pat101 on 28 Apr 2010, 07:59
Track 7 is corrupt

That's OK, it's not like it was one of the more important tracks. 

I'll re-up, my bad.
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Post by: amok on 28 Apr 2010, 10:02
this is the new National in V0. source unconfirmed, I got it like this, but it sounds alright to me.

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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 28 Apr 2010, 10:05
thanks!
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Post by: Orcusmars on 28 Apr 2010, 10:23

Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma [2010] (320kbps)  this isn't the transcode leak that was floating around

-gurgle-
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 28 Apr 2010, 10:53
ANYWAY

Familjen - Manskligheten[2010](320-kbps)
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Some (http://www.facepunch.com/fp/emoot/krad2.gif) Swedish Electro-pop
Quoting this because I don't think it should be missed.

It's not often that Scandinavian electro-pop sucks but this is really not up to the usual standards.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 28 Apr 2010, 11:39
You are allowed to be wrong.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: amok on 28 Apr 2010, 11:49
Familjen did a sweet remix of Fever Ray so gonna give that a go. Thanks!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: the_pied_piper on 28 Apr 2010, 12:12
You are allowed to be wrong.

We're all allowed to be wrong at times but in this case it ain't me who is.
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Post by: McTaggart on 28 Apr 2010, 12:18
Yeah maybe it'll grow on me but it sure ain't no Det Snurrar I Min Skalle.
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Post by: KvP on 28 Apr 2010, 16:57
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Luke Vibert - Chicago, Detroit, Redruth

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It was way back in the early aughts, and I was in high school. Like any good music geek I needed a niche that set me apart and defined me, and while I had shown quite a bit of love towards funk and electronica, I was an angsty teen and I needed music that reflected that fact. Thus I developed an abiding interest in post-industrial music of all sorts (though tending more towards the proper post-industrialism of Coil and the metal of Ministry over goth stuff like Skinny Puppy or EBM stuff like Combichrist). Naturally I became one with the Nine Inch Nails cult, and through that particular love came many of the loves I have today, directly or indirectly. My interest in Luke Vibert came more or less directly from Nine Inch Nails - Trent Reznor had run a label called Nothing for a time in the mid-to-late 90's, and aside from NIN itself, Trent's pomo sludge clown protege Marilyn Manson, and the fortunate / unfortunate industro-pop outfit Prick, the label was primarily concerned with re-releasing classic Coil and Warp Records albums Stateside. So I visited the Nothing site sometime in the early aughts and saw these names that I hadn't seen before but I felt compelled to investigate - Squarepusher, Plaid, Autechre, and Plug. The P2P services of the day only allowed me the benefit of single songs, one at a time, but in some ways discovering catalogs song-by-song is preferable to the album-by-album methods you find today. It was like glimpsing some grand show through holes in a sheet. Invariably the singles I picked up were my favorites on the gestalt albums I would pick up later.

Anyway, it was a meticulous thing - You have this band you like, you see who remixes them, you explore the remixers, rinse, repeat. Luke Vibert was unfortunate enough to turn in a remix of "The Perfect Drug" as Plug that I didn't like all that much, and thus my urge to explore his output was blunted somewhat. But Plug's page on the Nothing site also mentioned an alias by the name of Wagon Christ, which, well, a name like that makes you curious. Too bad the P2P sites didn't have a lot of stuff by him - this was before digital distribution of .mp3s via legal means was a big thing, and while I got a few tracks off of Wagon Christ's Musipal (which I adored and still adore) the trail ran cold past that. So I forgot about Wagon Christ and Plug and got on with my life.

Fast forward a few years, and the AV Club runs a short, glowing review of Chicago Detroit Redruth by this Luke Vibert guy and I decide to track it down, and while I think it's love at first listen it turns out all the little tracks I had held fast to over the years by Wagon Christ and Plug were in fact Luke Vibert tracks. Did I mention that Vibert uses a lot of aliases? He has a lot of aliases. He seems to have retired many of them recently, though his output hasn't slowed much (just last year he released at least 2 full albums under his own name, plus who knows how many mixes and / or remixes).

Anyway, what you have to understand about Luke Vibert is that he is a true blue IDM luminary, even if he doesn't get the recognition that the Aphex Twins and the Squarepushers do. I recall reading some latter-day Pitchfork review in which the writer considered the idea that IDM was less a "movement" than a number of different artists with distinctive individual styles who got lumped into this trend that didn't actually exist. I think on some level that's probably correct - it doesn't make a lot of sense to draw direct comparisons between, say, Autechre and Plaid. And Luke Vibert's music in particular shares the heavy influence of acid techno with many other significant IDM artists (particularly Aphex Twin and Squarepusher). It wouldn't do to call him an also-ran, though. While acid-obsessed IDM artists all share use of certain sounds, their particular styles are quite varied. Squarepusher applied abstractified acid synth work to jungle (and later, to fusion jazz), Aphex Twin made classicist acid techno but it also intermingled with hardcore rave and drum and bass music.

Luke Vibert, by contrast is a huge, huge hip hop fan. It's all he listens to, reportedly. While he tries his hand at a lot of different styles of music he tends to always gravitate back towards abstract hip-hop of the pre-Dilla variety. Which is to say it features a lot of funky drum loops and analog drum sequencing. Vibert's stuff also features an infectious madcap personality that seems to be present in a lot of IDM DJs, but while Aphex Twin is supposed to be sinister and more than a little weird, Vibert's music has a Loony Tunes quality to it - thick, rubbery basslines, a penchant for danceable beats, upbeat melodies.

The best of those qualities are on full display in Chicago Detroit Redruth. Opener "Comfycozy" sets the tone perfectly, with cheesy lounge-jazz piano accumulating drums and synth elements. It's a very well structured and dramatic song, and it's always on the shortlist for kickers to my own mixes. "Brain Rave" is what it says on the box, showing the first overt acid influences on the album with oscillating 303 melodies and a strained organ backing. "Radio Savalas" hits pretty hard with a live-sequenced acid bassline bouncing between the kicks and snares of the hard-charging beat.

"Breakbeat Metal Music" offers a bit of weirdo speak'n'spell rave narration, but the song flatlines toward the middle (this is a problem with a few of Vibert's most recent songs). "Comphex" slows things down a bit and introduces a more ambient feel below the funk drum loop and arpeggiated synth.

The album's centerpiece is "God", a seriously weird but deeply mesmerizing electro-funk stomp over soaring choral samples and a typical panoply of recordings of people exclaiming the titular word. It's followed with "Clikilik", the most devastating dance track on the album, mining the vein of modern hardcore acid dance music (the song even features a female rapper famous for working with Simian Mobile Disco, one of Vibert's direct descendants) while still retaining that signature Vibert melodicism. "Argument Fly" is one of only two straight-up acid techno tracks on the album, and it's a little dense to get through even if the beat is a good one. "Rapperdacid" is downtempo hip hop not sparing in swagger. "Rotting Flesh Bags" is a goofy drum-driven track with a late-period Wagon Christ feel, and album closer "Swet" features live drums, lasergun sounds and a bell choir. It might be a little much, but "a little much" seems like a foreign concept to Mr. Vibert. It's a testament to his skill and talent that it works for him as often as it does.

Ultimately Chicago Detroit Redruths stands out as Luke Vibert's best and most consistent work in his post-Wagon Christ career. He's released a few full-length since then and they don't seem nearly as cohesive as this does. As the article below mentions, it's also a perfect intro record to the world of Vibert, and perhaps into IDM / Braindance in general. Check it out.

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Post by: Mr. Tool on 29 Apr 2010, 14:24
I am giving the fullest extent of my recommendations to this record

mr. Gnome - Heave Yer Skeleton

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Duos have been a mainstay of rock music ever since one can remember. The Black Keys, No Age, The Ting Tings and of course the White Stripes have thankfully rid the music world of the stale notion that rock is a number game, proving that a pair is just as capable of making the same amount of noise as a standard quartet. Nowhere is this fact truer than in the case of Cleveland duo Mr. Gnome, who in their second full length album ‘Heave Yer Skeleton’ pull out all the stops, running the gamut of every emotion known to man and thus providing the listener a rich sonic experience.

The closest reference points usually considered while describing a band like Mr. Gnome are female led Blonde Redhead and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but a more accurate comparison would be perhaps 90’s post hardcore legends Shudder to Think with their incredible similarity in the grasp of melody and rhythmic assault.

Using the same set of instrumentation as most duos, Nicole Barille (guitar/vocals) and Sam Meister (Drums) throughout this 12 song LP refuse to follow any convention instead opting for genre defying antics. Paradox is significantly woven throughout the album - delicate one second and explosive the next, alternating between cute and aggressive, the album travels wherever their imagination or technical prowess allows. A single listen to the striking ‘Today Brings a Bomb’ or ‘Pixie Dust’ establishes a somewhat undoubted fact; you’d be hard pressed to find a tighter band.

While the harmonious guitar lines of opener ‘Spain’ and ‘Titor’ are no indications of the belligerent sound that crowds the majority of this album, they offer up a sort of calm before the storm for the pummeling revved up guitar on songs ‘Plastic Shadow’ and ‘Cleveland Polka’.

Outstanding tracks such as the brilliant ‘Slow Side’ and ‘Sit Up and Hum’ contrast Barille’s feminine sweetness with Meister’s virtuosity switching between powerhouse drumming and deftly played rim shots with ease, establishing him as one of the most underrated drummers in the scene today. Even with just two people at the helm, they somehow manage to create sounds of orchestral proportions; Barille’s attractive vocals coupled with a bulk of driving moody guitar parts drawing the listener in even deeper.

‘Searider Falcon’ an instrumental which also proves to be the heaviest track on the album, appears to be designed for the sole purpose of putting subpar rock bands out there to shame. Truly through tracks like the playful yet somewhat dark ‘Vampires’ bordering on pop and the all too short ‘Hills, Valleys and Vallium’, which notably wouldn’t seem out of place on a dream pop compilation, they have issued a challenge to their peers, to expand their musical lexicon and range of expression, and throw off some of that stifling rock and roll orthodoxy.

The album comes to a close with the funeral procession opening of the title track, Meister complementing Barille’s whispery thin vocals with a moving piano riff, a somber end to an incredible record where everything down to the art is stunningly unique and perfectly appropriate, furthermore with absolutely no filler these are tracks are bound to stick in your head for days. Ultimately it is an album that comes along ever so often to reaffirm your faith in rock ‘n roll. An album that doesn’t sound the least bit contrived, it’s exactly as it should be, one of indie rock’s best kept secrets.

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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pulpfiction21 on 29 Apr 2010, 14:34
Can't remember if you people are fans of this band, in case you are here it is:

God Is An Astronaut - Age of the Fifth Sun (2010)


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_-zOD9_8LSFc/S9nKa-75WuI/AAAAAAAAApE/JpGJIHmpLME/s320/index120410_03.jpg)

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Just a webrip.
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Post by: boneykingofnowhere on 29 Apr 2010, 15:49
^Hell to the yes!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 29 Apr 2010, 16:01
that mr. gnome is pretty sweet!

definitely full of surprises
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 29 Apr 2010, 16:57
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Kollaps Tradixionales[2010]
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 29 Apr 2010, 17:40
Robyn - Body Talk Part 1

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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 29 Apr 2010, 17:40
Everybody get that, it's great.
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Post by: JD on 29 Apr 2010, 17:42
I thought the album cover was this though

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ef/Robyn_Bodytalk_1.jpg/600px-Robyn_Bodytalk_1.jpg)

eh whatever
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 29 Apr 2010, 17:45
i dunno mang its possible but the one i posted was the one it came with
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Post by: Lwize on 29 Apr 2010, 18:04
I am giving the fullest extent of my recommendations to this record

mr. Gnome - Heave Yer Skeleton

(http://i43.tinypic.com/263hpvq.jpg)

This is an excellent record. I have already purchased the CD.   :)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Harun on 30 Apr 2010, 08:16
from the guy who brought you Jadiohead...


(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/2681/mosdubcover.jpg)

since it's free, direct link: http://mosdub.com/ (http://mosdub.com/)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Apr 2010, 08:57
Can't remember if you people are fans of this band, in case you are here it is:

God Is An Astronaut - Age of the Fifth Sun (2010)


I seem to remember a good percentage of the forum losing their shit over this band when the last record came out. Including me.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: sean on 30 Apr 2010, 10:35
i have no idea why though, they arn't that great
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pulpfiction21 on 30 Apr 2010, 10:59
I guess so since it has already been downloaded 200+ times in less than a day
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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 30 Apr 2010, 12:35
Ellen Allien- Dust (2010)
(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/295/bpc217cddustcover.jpg)
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Post by: McTaggart on 30 Apr 2010, 12:40
from the guy who brought you Jadiohead...


http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/2681/mosdubcover.jpg

since it's free, direct link: http://mosdub.com/ (http://mosdub.com/)

That's really cool
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Post by: scarred on 30 Apr 2010, 14:03
Ratatat - LP4 [2010] (320kb/s)

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/7276/lp4cover.png)

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Right now it's tied with Classics as my favorite album of theirs yet. Miles ahead of the disappointment of LP3.
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Post by: pat101 on 30 Apr 2010, 14:13
Ellen Allien- Dust (2010)





sweet up, thanks.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pulpfiction21 on 30 Apr 2010, 14:33
Ratatat - LP4 [2010] (320kb/s)


Right now it's tied with Classics as my favorite album of theirs yet. Miles ahead of the disappointment of LP3.

Wow thanks, I had no idea they had a new one coming out.
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Post by: trr005 on 30 Apr 2010, 16:46
So I just have a question about uploading/ listening.

Would it be better quality wise for me to rip at 320kb/s, or 320 kp/s VBR?  Also, is iTunes a decent ripper? Or should I use something else to rip?

...not sure if this is the correct place, but figured it'd be fine.  Thanks!
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Post by: chenghiz on 30 Apr 2010, 19:29
VBR is better than CBR. If you're ripping a CD, you should use Exact Audio Copy: http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: amok on 01 May 2010, 07:37
More accurately, CBR is better if the quality is higher (obviously) but it takes longer to upload and it's wasted on most guitar music. For indie etc. use V0 VBR. For electronic music with decent production go with 320 CBR. If it's some kind of fucked up hybrid of the two, flip a coin or something idk.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: E. Spaceman on 01 May 2010, 09:49
To wit, CBR is used on a lot of electronic mjusic because some cdjs or programs have difficulty calculating the BPM on vbr files.* of course this shouold not be a problwm becaise we can all calculate bpm manially.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: screamingfool on 01 May 2010, 10:27
wow, talk about fap-typing
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Dimmukane on 01 May 2010, 11:07
nah, he's just really drunk

dude's been pounding soju all night
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Sacretis on 01 May 2010, 22:48
I am giving the fullest extent of my recommendations to this record

mr. Gnome - Heave Yer Skeleton

(http://i43.tinypic.com/263hpvq.jpg)

track 7 is corrupt.  Re-up?
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 02 May 2010, 03:34
I do not remember making that post. It is still right though.


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Dr. Dunks - How We Do In NYC



A mix of great disco re-edits
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Post by: JD on 02 May 2010, 11:43
Tunng - ...And Then We Saw Land[2010](320kb/s)
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Continuing to edge farther afield from their pastoral past, Tunng's fourth full-length finds the London folktronic outfit weathering a slight reshuffle (essentially a consolidation of their live and in-studio lineups, with the notable departure of founding member/songwriter/habitual non-performer Sam Genders) and emerging in fine form with their fleshiest effort yet. Taking off from its pop-leaning predecessor, Good Arrows, extending that album's broadened instrumental palette and decreased reliance on digital tweaking, And Then We Saw Land ventures in several complementary directions without sacrificing the group's distinctive combination of bucolic folk and whimsical electronic interventions. Right away, the highly hummable "Hustle" marks a clear departure, with whirring synths giving way to a jaunty banjo-led bounce that's the brightest (glockenspiels!) and boldest (drums!) the band has ever sounded. "Don't Look Down or Back" veers between sedate, bittersweet verses and a rollicking group-sung chorus, and is one of several numbers here featuring fiery electric guitars juxtaposed with the group's more typical acoustic fingerpicking -- the most striking case being "Sashimi," whose blend of crunching bursts and pinprick counterpoint stabs (recalling Point-era Cornelius) lives up to the elegant, pungent delicacy of its namesake. Elsewhere, Tunng hew closer to their sometimes somber rustic roots, as on the darkly melodic waltz-ballad "October" and the pensive, downcast "With Whiskey," both of them relatively unadorned, classically styled British folk (notwithstanding the a-ha shout-out in the latter's refrain.) Throughout, but perhaps on these songs especially, And Then We Saw Land makes an excellent showcase for its two fine, understated vocalists, with Mike Lindsay's slightly gruff but soothingly warm, gently accented voice frequently doubled by Becky Jacobs' purer, girlish tones (Jacobs  is a newly prominent vocal presence on this album, taking several leads including the sweet, nautical sing-song "These Winds"). And as they've evolved into even more of a collective (this album marks the band's most collaborative -- and notably, lengthiest -- writing and recording process to date), Tunng don't pass up several opportunities for group vocals, most memorably on the beautifully simple, gradually layered singalong at the core of "Weekend Away" (a multi-parter preceding the spare, unlisted closer.) While it's hardly the stark, across-the-board tonal sea change suggested by several of its most immediately ear-catching cuts, And Then We Saw Land is at once an adventurous outward journey and an invitingly familiar return from an always intriguing, intrepid, and under-heralded band.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KvP on 02 May 2010, 16:28
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Space Dimension Controller - The Love Quadrant

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Irishman Jack Hamill made a stunning debut last year with The Love Quadrant, an amazingly assured 12" (on Boxcutter's Kinnego imprint. Hamill's only 19 years old, but he lays down tracks that ought to make DJs twice his age green with envy. Picked this up on a lark and suffice to say it's been love on first listen.

The first track, "The Love Quadrant", is incredible electro-funk house with a vocal turn from Kat Kirk (plus a goofy "soul man" vocoded verse from Hamill), a beautiful synth melody and a heavy thump that picks up about halfway through the track. A must-have for those who like Dam Funk.

The second track, "Electropod-250 Collision" is a similarly house-inflected number, a languishing, jazzy downtempo number that recalls Floating Points, with an added bit of elastic electro bass.

I don't know where I was when this single was released, but I was really missing out. Jack Hamill is definitely a name to watch out for in the future - He just released another vinyl single, I believe, but no digital version exists to my knowledge (yet). Might just have to pick up the vinyl. Highly recommended for the pop-oriented amongst you.

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Producers of Music #1

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So here it is, unannounced, my first (maybe last?) mix .zip thing for the blog. Producers of Music #1 is an roundup of all my favorite new / newish producers in the electronic music scene. I'm not going to post the tracklisting because honestly, doing so probably increases the chance of it getting flagged exponentially. However, I have included in the archive a .txt file with the tracklist and brief reflections on each artist represented. Some or most of these might be familiar to you, but I've tried to mix it up a bit. It's sort of a faux-compilation, but think of it as a mix, for you. To call it a compilation gives me far too much credit. Download and enjoy! ~ John

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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: gospel on 02 May 2010, 16:28
I am giving the fullest extent of my recommendations to this record

mr. Gnome - Heave Yer Skeleton

(http://i43.tinypic.com/263hpvq.jpg)

track 7 is corrupt.  Re-up?
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Post by: juncopartner on 02 May 2010, 17:15
Ratatat - LP4 [2010] (320kb/s)

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/7276/lp4cover.png)

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Right now it's tied with Classics as my favorite album of theirs yet. Miles ahead of the disappointment of LP3.

you sir are a god
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Post by: elizaknowswhatshesfor on 03 May 2010, 04:35
I've uploaded this for someone else so here we go -

(http://www.dieshellsuit.co.uk/uploads/bersarinquartett-bersarinquartett-cd.jpg)

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http://www.dieshellsuit.co.uk/music/Bersarin-Quartett-Bersarin-Quartett-4449.htm (http://www.dieshellsuit.co.uk/music/Bersarin-Quartett-Bersarin-Quartett-4449.htm)

Here's my review of it.

http://www.dieshellsuit.co.uk/bands_detail.asp?bID=4232 (http://www.dieshellsuit.co.uk/bands_detail.asp?bID=4232)

Here's some more stuff about them.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Avec on 03 May 2010, 09:12
I am loving the new Tunng material!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Sacretis on 03 May 2010, 18:58
I am giving the fullest extent of my recommendations to this record

mr. Gnome - Heave Yer Skeleton

(http://i43.tinypic.com/263hpvq.jpg)

track 7 is corrupt.  Re-up?
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Thanks!  You guys rock.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: the_pied_piper on 03 May 2010, 19:38
Get Shakes - Love Hate/She Found The Diamonds EP

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'Love Hate' is described by the band as ‘acid house’ influenced pop and features poignant lyrics overlaying a complex arrangement of synth, drums and cymbals. There is certainly a time and place for this sound; this is music to finish a bottle of Rosé to before you head into town for the night. The pounding rhythm of the single, however, will not be of much use the morning after. The AA side'She Found The Diamonds' is not too dissimilar in its nature but is the very much the ‘younger sister’ of the two; softer and more easy-going, without the overbearing drums.

Get Shakes have proven that they can withstand the test of time, with this single being as enjoyable, if not more so, than their previous hits; if this offering is anything to go by, we can expect good things from their much anticipated full-length debut.

thisisfakediy.co.uk

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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 04 May 2010, 08:35
It is now avant-garde week only because I just found this album.

John Cage Meets Sun Ra

(http://saturnneversleeps.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/johncagemeetssunra.jpg)

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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 04 May 2010, 17:21
Glorior Belli- Meet Us at the Southern Sign (2009)
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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 04 May 2010, 17:29
<3
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 04 May 2010, 17:43
Is that the correct response to black metal?

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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums. This includes requests for re-uploads; if you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.

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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Koremora on 04 May 2010, 20:21
GUESS WHAT IT'S SOME MORE BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE

Broken Social Scene - Lo-Fi for the Dividing Nights (320 kbps official digital copy)

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Some delicious "Feel Good Lost" style soundscapes and wispy song fragments.
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Post by: JD on 04 May 2010, 23:11
White Pony - K Town Stomp[2010]
(http://replicante68.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/white-pony-k-town-stomp_front.jpg)
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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 05 May 2010, 06:36
Oh, Denmark!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pulpfiction21 on 05 May 2010, 13:05
Itch - An Illusion of Grandeur From A One Trick Pony (2009)
RIYL: Bear Vs. Shark and math rock

(http://www.normanrecords.com/images/covers/112553.jpg)

Myspace (http://www.myspace.com/itch)
Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtW8YipI9x4)

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This quote really is spot on. This is a band that you hear for the first time and think " Damn, why havent I been listening to this band already".
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"Your new favourite band. Trust me on this. But if you are looking for who or what they sound like then I’d go for angular, chiming guitars, howled and shrieked lyrics." - Unpeeled.net
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: amok on 05 May 2010, 13:27
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Team Ghost - You Never Did Anything Wrong To Me (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14180-you-never-did-anything-wrong-to-me/) (EP (2010 (320kbps (brackets))))
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Post by: pat101 on 05 May 2010, 14:53
Ratatat - LP4 [2010] (320kb/s)


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Right now it's tied with Classics as my favorite album of theirs yet. Miles ahead of the disappointment of LP3.

The link, she's down.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 05 May 2010, 17:12
my god, that mr. gnome record just gets better and better each time I hear it
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 05 May 2010, 18:06
Yeah but the re-up was to an empty folder. Any chance we could get just track 7 upped again?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Mr. Tool on 05 May 2010, 19:39
Yeah but the re-up was to an empty folder. Any chance we could get just track 7 upped again?
I'm on it. I'll update the original post as well. Glad you guys like the record.

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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 06 May 2010, 10:26
Yeah but the re-up was to an empty folder. Any chance we could get just track 7 upped again?

I DL'd the re-up and it was fine. Track 7 even worked and everything.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 07 May 2010, 07:39
Quick question

What are transcodes, and why do they suck?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pat101 on 07 May 2010, 08:12
http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=AA5&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&defl=en&q=define:Transcode&ei=sS3kS7DgDcOblgehne2ZAg&sa=X&oi=glossary_definition&ct=title&ved=0CBUQkAE (http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=AA5&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&defl=en&q=define:Transcode&ei=sS3kS7DgDcOblgehne2ZAg&sa=X&oi=glossary_definition&ct=title&ved=0CBUQkAE)

"Transcoding is the direct digital-to-digital conversion of one encoding to another. This is usually done to incompatible or obsolete data in order to convert it into a more suitable format. When transcoding one lossy file to another, the process almost always introduces generation loss."
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: McTaggart on 07 May 2010, 08:16
Transcoding is when you take music in one format (ie, encoded in one way) and convert it into another one. This'd be fine except that most popular formats compress the data and you lose some of it (they're 'lossy' formats). When you take data that have been compressed and you uncompress it and then compress it again you lose even more. Basically the quality of it goes down the more you mess with it.

Ideally for each format you want the music in you do it from a lossless format fresh each time.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pat101 on 07 May 2010, 14:11
I can't believe I haven't posted this record yet, it's fantastic.

O.V. Wright - Memphis Unlimited [1973]

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Last paragraph from the CMG review, found here > http://www.cokemachineglow.com/record_review/4569/ovwright-memphisunlimited-2009 (http://www.cokemachineglow.com/record_review/4569/ovwright-memphisunlimited-2009)

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Memphis Unlimited is as good as a record can be without being an outright classic. Wright hovers just below the top ten interpreters of soul music in the canon, and his producer is content to perfect the soul format without expanding it. As a result, the achievement of Memphis Unlimited is not as immediately discernible as more groundbreaking work from the period. Repeated listening, however, reveals track after track of intricate craft and understated brilliance. Essential for anyone with more than a fleeting interest in soul, Memphis Unlimited stands as a record of a deep soul giant at his peak and is a logical next step for those who have exhausted the Al Green discography.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 07 May 2010, 17:22
Tim and Sam's Tim and the Sam Band with Tim and Sam - Life Streams (2010)

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The best indie folk/pop album you'll hear all year. I fucking guarantee it.

I know this board has some Tim and Sam fans already on it, so get excited when I tell you: they've added vocals to their already-expansive repertoire.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 07 May 2010, 17:32
oh man oh gee downloading now
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: the_pied_piper on 07 May 2010, 17:39
That is one outlandish statement but I'll give it a go.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: StaedlerMars on 08 May 2010, 13:17
Oh geeeee. Tim and Sam yeah!
I heard their single earlier, and I'm not sure I'm a fan of the vocals, but I will definitely give this a spin.

Also, that Tunng album is pretty fantastic.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: the_pied_piper on 08 May 2010, 14:19
So I listened to the Tim and Sam etc. band album and it is pretty decent.

However, it's no Hadestown, Thistled Spring or The Wild Hunt.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: StaedlerMars on 09 May 2010, 00:30
Born Ruffians - Say It

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee195/StaedlerMars/bornruffianssayit.jpg)
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Personally, I don't think it's as good as Red, Yellow & Blue, but it's still pretty solid, and summer music!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: ellis on 09 May 2010, 09:31
Nothing is as good as Red, Yellow & Blue, but I'm still psyched for Say It.  Thanks!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: MrBlu on 09 May 2010, 23:40
Itch - An Illusion of Grandeur From A One Trick Pony (2009)
Definitely enjoying this guys.
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Post by: KvP on 10 May 2010, 02:31
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Benga - Phaze One EP

Hot fresh eight track EP. Benga-y. Pretty good!

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Post by: KvP on 10 May 2010, 03:36
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Anodyne - Corrosion

Anodyne was on Autechre's Skam imprint way back in the day, and this is his first proper album since 1996. It features a lot of dystopian sci-fi IDM in the early Autechre vein (he's fresh off a stint opening for Booth / Brown in Europe), but for the most part it's actually pretty hardcore dance music, sometimes bordering on industrial / EBM intensity.

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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 10 May 2010, 07:01
Sold.  Early Autechre is the best Autechre.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: amok on 10 May 2010, 10:57
amen.

Tim & Sam and Mr. Gnome are both awesome, cheers for those!
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KvP on 10 May 2010, 12:46
Remastered Mark Morgan soundtrack to Fallouts 1/2 for download. (http://auralnetwork.com/releases) Very highly recommended for fans of ambient musics.

It sounds really good.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: lauraelise204 on 11 May 2010, 05:23
A friend just sent me a link for new National record High Violet, apparently better rip than the 128kbps that was around (plus last page's link is down)

The National - High Violet [2010] (200-VBR kbps)

Now this link is down.  Boo......
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: amok on 11 May 2010, 08:00
A friend just sent me a link for new National record High Violet, apparently better rip than the 128kbps that was around (plus last page's link is down)

The National - High Violet [2010] (200-VBR kbps)

Now this link is down.  Boo......

This one's still good. V0

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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 11 May 2010, 13:15
Record is still SO FUCKING GOOD.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: amok on 11 May 2010, 14:35
yup.

here's some things which unfortunately aren't the new National, but we won't hold that against 'em; two smashing post-punk records and the latest attempt by former doom legends Anathema to become Aereogramme

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Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here (2010)

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Pink Military - Do Animals Believe In God? (http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:hxfpxqt5ldde) (1980)

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Scars - Author! Author! (1981)

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Post by: pulpfiction21 on 11 May 2010, 15:00
Six Gallery - Breakthroughs In Modern Art (2009)
RIYL: Moving Mountains, Lydia, This Town Needs Guns, Look Mexico

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YouTube - A Live Nativity Scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk11sQx0yt4)
Myspace (http://www.myspace.com/sixgallery)

Really catchy band, who is actually going to be playing a few shows with This Town Needs Guns. I can definitely see why.

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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: sean on 11 May 2010, 15:38
listening to on myspace, i could definitely get a little stoked over this, even though the vocals kind of suck.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: DrNil on 11 May 2010, 17:10
The National - High Violet

It can be had in FLAC. Awesome rip, although not uploadd to mediaf!re, but to megaupload. Worth the trouble as the sound is stunning

hxxp://www.megaupload.com/?d=BOBLX8FA
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: boneykingofnowhere on 11 May 2010, 19:44
I would change that megaupload link (take out a letter or something) so it can't be traced back here as easily. Probably won't happen, but just to be on the safe side.

On an unrelated note: I love that Itch record. I will proclaim my love for it to the heavens.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: screamingfool on 11 May 2010, 20:29
i uploaded this for a friend and thought some here may enjoy some funk from colombia;
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Tumbacatre-s/t
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Post by: KvP on 12 May 2010, 00:47
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Reggie Watts - Why Shit So Crazy?

New music / comedy album from Reggie Watts, who's opening for Conan on his nationwide tour. He came out to a pretty cold crowd and had to play one song on his iphone, which fell flat, but when a roadie fixed his sampling equipment and he got into his actual set he brought the house down. Funny guy. Serendipity found his new stuff arriving at the station the very next day.

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Post by: amok on 12 May 2010, 10:53
Just reinstalled EAC on my computer and burnt this to V0 to make sure it was working properly. Figured after all that effort I might as well share in case anyone doesn't have all this stuff already.

CDs 1 & 2 are all the studio stuff. CD 3 is demos/unreleased versions and 4 is live recordings. Enjoy.

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Joy Division - Heart And Soul (1997 boxed set, 4xCD)

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Heart And Soul. One

01 Digital
02 Glass
03 Disorder
04 Day of the Lords
05 Candidate
06 Insight
07 New Dawn Fades
08 She's Lost Control
09 Shadowplay
10 Wilderness
11 Interzone
12 I Remember Nothing
13 Ice Age
14 Exercise One
15 Transmission
16 Novelty
17 The Kill
18 The Only Mistake
19 Something Must Break
20 Autosuggestion
21 From Safety To Where...?

Heart And Soul. Two

01 She's Lost Control 12"
02 Sound Of Music
03 Atmosphere
04 Dead Souls
05 Komakino
06 Incubation
07 Atrocity Exhibition
08 Isolation
09 Passover
10 Colony
11 Means to an End
12 Heart and Soul
13 Twenty Four Hours
14 The Eternal
15 Decades
16 Love Will Tear Us Apart
17 These Days

Heart And Soul. Three

01 Warsaw
02 No Love Lost
03 Leaders Of Men
04 Failures
05 The Drawback
06 Interzone
07 Shadowplay
08 Exercise One
09 Insight
10 Glass
11 Transmission
12 Dead Souls
13 Something Must Break
14 Ice Age
15 Walked In Line
16 These Days
17 Candidate
18 The Only Mistake
19 Chance (Atmosphere)
20 Love Will Tear Us Apart
21 Colony
22 As You Said
23 Ceremony
24 In A Lonely Place (Detail)

Heart And Soul. Four (Live)

01 Dead Souls (Live at The Factory, Hulme)
02 The Only Mistake (Live at The Factory, Hulme)
03 Insight (Live at The Factory, Hulme)
04 Candidate (Live at The Factory, Hulme)
05 Wilderness (Live at The Factory, Hulme)
06 She's Lost Control (Live at The Factory, Hulme)
07 Disorder (Live at The Factory, Hulme)
08 Interzone (Live at The Factory, Hulme)
09 Atrocity Exhibition (Live at The Factory, Hulme)
10 Novelty (Live at The Factory, Hulme)
11 Autosuggestion (Live at Prince of Wales Conference Centre, YMCA, London)
12 I Remember Nothing (Live at Winter Gardens, Bournemouth)
13 Colony  (Live at Winter Gardens, Bournemouth)
14 These Days (Live at Winter Gardens, Bournemouth)
15 Incubation (Live at Lyceum Ballroom, London)
16 The Eternal (Live at Lyceum Ballroom, London)
17 Heart And Soul (Live at Lyceum Ballroom, London)
18 Isolation (Live at Lyceum Ballroom, London)
19 She's Lost Control (Live at Lyceum Ballroom, London)

Original Release Sources:

Disc One:
1 & 2 -- recorded at Cargo Studios, Rochdale; released on A Factory Sample (1/79) [reissued on Substance (7/88)]
3-12 -- recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport; released as Unknown Pleasures (5/79)
13-14 & 17-19 -- recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport & Central Sound, Manchester; released as Still (10/81)
15 & 16 -- recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport; released as untitled 7" vinyl (10/79) [reissued on Substance (7/88)]
20 & 21 -- recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport; released on Earcom 2: Contradiction (10/79) [reissued on Substance (7/88)]

Disc Two:
1 -- recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport; released on 12" vinyl (9/80) [reissued on Substance (7/88)]
2 -- recorded at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham; released on Still (10/81)
3 & 4 -- recorded at Cargo Studios, Rochdale; released on Licht Und Blindheit (3/80) [3 reissued on 12" vinyl (9/80) & 4 reissued on Still (10/81); both reissued on Substance (7/88)]
5 & 6 -- recorded at Britiannia Row, London; released as 7" Flexi (4/80) [reissued on Substance (7/88)]
7-15 -- recorded at Britiannia Row, London; released as Closer (7/80)
16 -- recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport; released on Substance (7/88)
17 -- recorded at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham; released on Substance (7/88)

Disc Three:
1-4 -- recorded at Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham; released on An Ideal For Living 7" vinyl (6/78) [reissued on 12" vinyl (10/78) & on Substance (7/88)]
5-7 -- recorded at Arrow Studios, Manchester; previously unreleased RCA demos
8 & 20-21 -- recorded live on the John Peel Radio Show; broadcast 2/79 & 12/79, released on The Peel Sessions (90)
9-11 & 14 -- recorded at Eden Studios, London; previoisly unreleased Genetic Records Sessions
12-13 & 15-19 -- recorded at Central Sound, Manchester and Strawberry Studios, Stockport and Pennine Sound Studios, Oldham; previoisly unreleased Piccadilly Radio Sessions
22 -- recorded at Britannia Row, London; released on 7" Flexi (uncredited track, 4/80) [reissued on Video 586 12" vinyl (9/97)]
23 & 24 -- recorded at Graveyard Studios, Prestwich; previously unreleased

Disc Four:
1-10 -- recorded live at The Factory, Hulme; previously unreleased
11 -- recorded live at Prince of Wales Conference Centre, YMCA, London; previously unreleased
12-14 -- recorded live at Winter Gardens, Bournemouth; previously unreleased
15-19 -- recorded live at Lyceum Ballroom, London; previously unreleased

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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Jepser on 12 May 2010, 11:08
The irony here is that I just downloaded JD's complete works today.

Anyways, hurray for great uploads! Ian Curtis will be dead 30 years one of these days, right?
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Jace on 12 May 2010, 21:35
Saw this band last night, picked up the vinyl which came with a digital download:
Crime in Stereo - I Was Trying To Describe You To Someone
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01 Queue Moderns
02 Drugwolf
03 Exit Halo
04 Not Dead
05 Odalisque
06 Young
07 Type One
08 Republica
09 I am Everything I am Not
10 Dark Island City
11 I cannot Answer You Tonight
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Here is a band called Such Gold who I saw last night also and is pretty good too:
Such Gold - Stand Tall
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01 four superbowls, no rings
02 you always know what's best
03 what's left of you
04 the greatest comeback of all time
05 stand tall
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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: iamiam on 13 May 2010, 11:45
step one:  watch this  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHKuB85EgnI

step two:  fall in love

step three:  download edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros

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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 13 May 2010, 11:51
ahhah! thank you, you glittering, sparkly unicorn, you!

I've been looking for that record for months, and have had no luck.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: iamiam on 13 May 2010, 13:23
it took me like 3 weeks to upload this because i kept getting errors.  that kind of dedication means that this is clearly something worth sharing.  (also i get stubborn as fuck about things).
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 13 May 2010, 13:29
I've heard that song before, but I never knew who it was until now. Downloading.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 13 May 2010, 13:47
also track 2 is corrupt
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: StaedlerMars on 13 May 2010, 14:07
If I started linking to albums on spotify, would people object? I mean, I'll still upload albums, but linking to spotify is just easier than me downloading an album and re-uploading it for here. It's also legal.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: pulpfiction21 on 13 May 2010, 14:54
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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

I found myself at their myspace just yesterday and didn't give it much of a chance after watching one of their videos on there, but after listening to "Home" in its entirety I feel that I clicked the back button in haste. I am now downloading the album.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 13 May 2010, 15:01
you might be a bit disappointed. "Home" is definitely the best track.

hey, mai do you have any other records by them? my friend played me some cuts from another cd (something about a rose in the title, I think) and it was excellent, but fairly different from the style on the one you posted.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: scarred on 13 May 2010, 18:31
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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums. This includes requests for re-uploads; if you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.

Repost the rules at the top of each new page.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: JD on 13 May 2010, 19:18
If I started linking to albums on spotify, would people object? I mean, I'll still upload albums, but linking to spotify is just easier than me downloading an album and re-uploading it for here. It's also legal.
Spotify doesn't work for me. Damn copyright laws
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: trr005 on 13 May 2010, 21:38
This has been out and about for a little while now, but no one's uploaded it yet and it's great.

The White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights

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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Cire27 on 13 May 2010, 21:42
That Itch album is really good.  Either that or I have a thing for "angular, chiming guitars, howled and shrieked lyrics."
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Jepser on 14 May 2010, 06:51
That Edward Sharpe record is great, especially considering the previous act led by Alex Ebert. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpQVXOBNU5E)
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KvP on 14 May 2010, 12:22
Edward Sharpe is essentially Alex Ebert deciding he wanted some of that sweet Yeasayer money. Grew his hair out and went shoeless and everything.

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Rudi Zygadlo - Great Western Laymen

Quote from: Drownedinsound (7/10)
No greater intellectual authority than Ian Brown once claimed that kids need boredom, saying that the fact there were only three TV channels in the mid-Eighties gave him the impetus to form The Stone Roses. Rudi Zygaldo might well agree with him, even if growing up in Manchester with only TV-AM must seem almost decadent to a kid raised in the Scottish countryside without any TV at all. Filling his head with classical music and obscure Eastern European literature instead, you might imagine such relative isolation would breed an almost monastic state of mind. Until you hear his debut album, that is. Calling Rudi Zygaldo ‘a bit restless’ is like saying that another Brown – our own dear Gordon – is ‘a mite moody’. For Great Western Laymen sometimes feels like a kid banging a TV remote control with one hand whilst wildly turning the radio dial with another and headbutting his laptop in between; diving into the multichannel sensory overload with unabashed glee.

Boredom might have inspired The Stone Roses to combine rock and dance, but Zygaldo throws absolutely anything he can get his hands on – be it space rock, grime, jazz or even choral religious chanting – into his kitchen sink collages. He might nominally be associated with dubstep, but saying that a track like ‘Magic In The Afternoon’ is ‘dubstep’ just because it contains a few 130bpm bass wobbles is like saying ‘Something About Faith’ is ‘pop’ just because Zygaldo’s singing on it. It would sound oddball enough amongst the other experimental wares on Mary Anne Hobbs’ Radio 1 show, let alone the daytime playlists. Yet what really differentiates Zygaldo from most dubstep is that where the best of that music derives its power and atmosphere from the use of space, every nook and cranny of Great Western Laymen is stuffed with busy odds and sods of sound. Like Aphex Twin, Bass Clef and fellow Glasgow resident Hudson Mohawke, Zygaldo is seemingly unable to settle on one idea for longer than five seconds before throwing it away in favour of something else. Like his contemporaries, this approach can regularly result in moments of inspired genius, but it can also make for an exhausting listen. Take ‘Resealable Friendship’, which begins with Zygaldo multi-tracking his voice into what sounds like a choir on ketamine, before releasing hyperactive beats over a bassline that’s constantly stumbling behind. With so many different tempos crashing into each other it’s like watching a centipede tie itself in knots.

Only two tracks really work as cohesive entities. Relatively uncluttered compared to most other things on here – although you still break a sweat trying to follow everything that’s going on – ‘Stop / Reject’ sends a low-riding synthetic groove slipping through the sort of star-gazing sounds familiar from Detroit techno and cosmic disco. Meanwhile, ‘The Man In The Duck’ is the most blatant example of Zygaldo’s supposed ‘pop’ sensibility, a sort of lo-fi R&B ballad which, with all the bubbling noises and flatulent bass, occasionally sounds like he’s singing down a length of showerhose whilst accompanying himself by farting in the bath.

But whilst many tracks are an indigestible mouthful taken as a whole, each one also contains at least one or two astounding moments. It’s easier to pick out the parts of each track that you like – the free jazz sax solo that introduces ‘Missa Per Brevis’ say, the way classical piano spirals over something resembling the Jaws theme at the end of ‘Magic In The Afternoon’, or the genuinely unnerving choral vocals that make 'Song Of Praise’ sound like a diabolical Black Mass that definitely wouldn’t be screened on Sunday evenings. Plus, Zygaldo’s production is a marvel to behold – as taut as Botoxed buttocks throughout the whole album, the synths on ‘Something About Faith’ sound as if they’re being squeezed out of a toothbrush tube. Precocious Zygaldo might well be but boring is one thing he certainly isn’t, and even if Great Western Laymen isn’t quite as clever as it thinks it is, it certainly offers a damn good argument for turning off the TV.

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Clubroot - II: MMX

Quote from: Popmatters (7/10)
The dark dubstep of Dan Richmond’s 2009 debut as Clubroot rarely escalated past a slow simmer—the guttural synths and deep, powerful drum sounds were (with good reason) probably called “brooding” by more than one listener. Field noise and looped Eastern stringed instruments on the producer’s sometimes-sinister follow-up will garner the same response, but faster-swinging kicks break up drowsier segments on II - MMX. Evening strolls in Richmond’s mediaeval British hometown of St. Albans likely offer ample source material for his album’s rustling field recordings, and as far as visual stimuli goes, the nearby centuries-old cathedrals don’t hinder the creative process.

Over the course of II - MMX‘s compelling jungle- and ambient techno-guided set, Richmond revisits a musical past steeped in drum & bass. Tunneling, wheezing bass stabs are cooled with textures that are much softer than those on the debut—when played alongside Clubroot, the second album is overall considerably cleaner, and “Waterways” even feels a bit sterile against 2009’s “Embryo”, for example. But the improvements in a year’s time are noticeable. Richmond pitches-up all of the diced vocals on his hard drive for dazzling, ethereal effect on II - MMX, and while some of the washes that pad “Running on Empty” and “Orbiting” are of the choral brand, this is a wordless outing, minus some curt film dialogue. “Dry Cured” is a must-hear, with the UK producer resorting to a minimal garage sound that has garnered past comparisons to dubstep luminaries—shuffling hi hats, an understated synth progression, with little else at work. It’s gripping, and arranged so that the payoff is far less pronounced but still satisfying. You can even call it “brooding.”

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Dead Fader - Corrupt My Examiner

Quote from: Boomkat
After ripping a hole in your cones with 'Autumn Rot' Dead Fader spew out nine tracks of caustic dancefloor noise for their debut album. 'Corrupt My examiner' is no easy listen, in facts it's willfully difficult but that's probably half the pleasure if you're into the likes of NHK or Ben Frost. With a rhythmic palette of post-industrial brokebeats and a discordant sense of melodic texture they set about deconstructing your home stereo, steadily developing ever more foul and noxious noises to interject their rhythms and drive the message of scuzzy dancefloor moods home. If it means anything to you, Seefeel's Mark Clifford is a big fan and their label heads Cloaks are a close analog if you're still unsure.

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Cloaks - Versus Grain

Quote from: XLR8R (8/10)
Something wicked, wonderful, and unique has been brewing in the U.K. for some time—the rips, tears, and jagged edges of the utterly relentless Cloaks. This is true industrial music, the sci-fi sound of robotic alien factories tearing apart twisted sheets of metal and welding them back together into chunks of beats and bass. Informed by dubstep but standing well outside the genre, Versus Grain draws on Meat Beat Manifesto, Techno Animal, and Merzbow, buzzing and crackling its way through tracks like “Against,” “Rust on Metal,” and “Detritus”. All the more impressive for being completely analog based, the album is not for the faint of heart, but it’s a vital shot of adrenaline for those craving dark experimentation in their music.
(for fans of Vex'd, etc.)

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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 14 May 2010, 12:38
Fuck yes, thanks for the Clubroot
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: KvP on 14 May 2010, 12:44
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Luke Vibert - Compilation Tracks For Which I Was Never Paid

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Eprom - Shoplifter EP

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Eprom sums up the thrills of lifting a mars bar from your local corner shop with the acid-crunk bounce of 'Shoplifter' backed with a Slugabed remix. His title track is a heavy nod to Rustie's lauded style, only with noisier drums and acidic synth licks. Slugabed's mix goes one step further, lifting said mars bar and then shouting at the shopkeeper with a vicious tongue, meaning overweight noisy snares and untamed synth snarls.

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Charanjit Singh - Ten Ragas To a Disco Beat

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Behold, my children, the legend of acid house: Imagine in your mind Chicago 1987, where a small group of club kids, led by Nathan "DJ Pierre" Jones, give Ron Hardy a record to play at the Music Box. Labelled "Acid Tracks" by Phuture, its uncompromising sound quickly clears the dance floor, but Hardy hammers the tune again and again, until the masses are converted and a new genre is born.

You've heard this story a thousand times. And everything in it is true. Except, it seems, maybe the part about it being the birth of acid. Synthesizing: Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat challenges us to rewind acid's origin story to India 1982, and to move from a sweaty Chicago nightclub to the home studio of a veteran Bollywood musician. In the '60s and '70s Charanjit Singh did time on the Bollywood soundtrack scene, and earned extra cash with his own orchestra playing popular favorites at weddings. In 1982, armed with a now-iconic trio of Roland gear, the Jupiter 8, TB-303 and TR-808, Singh set out to update the entrancing drone and whirling scales of classical Indian music. It's enough of a mind-fuck that rumors circulated on the web claiming the record was a prank spawned by Richard D. James.

A prank it's not. After nearly three decades of near-complete obscurity, the record resurfaced when Bombay Connection label impresario Edo Bouman snapped it up while travelling in India. He had his mind split open when, back at his hotel, he heard the psychedelic mind-meld of East and West on his portable record player. Intrigued, Bouman tracked Singh down: "He was most friendly and surprised I knew the album. I remember asking him how he got to this acid-like sound, but he didn't quite get my point. He didn't realise how stunningly modern it was." Singh's sound didn't appear wholly out of thin air. As music critic Geeta Dayal points out, both the 303 and the 808 had been issued right around the time, and the rhythms of '70s disco had in 1982 only just reached Indian ears. Needless to say, though, the word "disco" in the title is a complete misnomer—there simply wasn't a genre called techno or house that could be invoked.

What stands out most on Ten Ragas is Singh's comparatively original use of the TB-303. Even though it was designed to fill in for a bass guitar, the 303 was notoriously awkward when it came to reproducing conventional basslines—the box was much better suited to produce the otherworldly squelches of DJ Pierre. Singh, however, found a different way to employ the machine. Dayal notes that the TB-303's "glissando" function, the ability to slide from one note to another, makes it perfectly suited for the sort of raga melodies that run slippery up and down the scale. Married to rugged 808s and Terry Riley-style undulating keyboard solos, The result is a haunting, exotic prefiguration of acid's steely futurism, a bit like Kraftwerk live at the Taj Mahal, somehow summoned from the past but envisioning the future at the same time.
Essential.

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Tokimonsta - Cosmic Intoxication EP

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Hot drop from LA debutante Tokimonsta aka Jennifer Lee, presenting her first solo outing proper for Ramp. If you were quick enough to nab a copy, you may have noticed her excellent 'Let Me Trick U' cut on the commemorative run of '251109' 12"s, but don't worry if not, because 'Cosmic Intoxication' is the perfect place to enter her world. Much like the mixture of classical far eastern drama and ultra-modern themes on the captivating sleeve, her music is ornately crafted and fantastical, albeit with a dose of doped out cool that could only come from LA. 'Playing With Toys' is an assortment of fractured electro and spooling synthlines, reminding of Zomby but tumbled with a uniquely precious sense of organisation, while 'Smoke & Mirrors' makes an about turn with drifts of Hawaiian guitar and crimson yacht synths. Our favourite 'Aching Nodes', teases an delicate Afrobeat guitar sample over dub bumped beats and a tidy G-funk synthline, while 'Glaring Lights' finishes with an image of Dilla kicking back with Herb Alpert on blunts and vallies. Ace.

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Post by: pat101 on 14 May 2010, 13:15
I'm uploading Dam-Funk's 5-LP future-funk masterpiece for my blog and what not and figured I should certainly share with you folks. Shocked this (or at least the 2-CD version) hasn't been posted yet. Happy Weekend

Dam-Funk - Toeachizown: LAtrik [2009] (320kbps) ripped from the vinyl

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cropped review from "Dusted" find the full one here http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/5347 (http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/5347).
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Because, you see, “gangsta” is something specific. Gangsta is where sun-kissed leisure meets violent cynicism. Gangsta is the lackadaisical cruise down Sunset Boulevard that’s punctuated by a carjacking. Gangsta is a yin-yang thing that could theoretically exist outside Los Angeles, California, but usually doesn’t. Gangsta (arguably) rose on N.W.A’s Efliforzaggin, peaked with the early-‘90s work of Dr. Dre and DJ Quik, and crapped out somewhere on Disc Two of All Eyez On Me. Gangsta has naught to do with the quintessentially Brooklyn bluster of Jay-Z and Biggie, the paranoid bubblegum pop of 50 Cent, or the aspie rambling of Li’l Wayne. Gangsta is gangsta.

LA home-taper Dam-Funk is beaucoup gangsta, and his bubbly synth-soul masterpiece Toeachizown is the first real gangsta shit to come out in a minute.
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Like Menace II Society on wax, Toeachizown is an instant Los Angeles classic. It’s warm, cold, therapeutically friendly and scathingly sinister. And, no matter how much it fronts to the contrary, it’s deeply human. Which is still gangsta.

The other LP's will be coming up this week, unless I forget I'll post them here as well.


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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 14 May 2010, 14:00
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Rudi Zygadlo - Great Western Laymen

Whoa.  This shit is ... I don't know, but I think I like it.  It's interesting.  I'm going to be listening to it and showing it to other people for a while, anyway.  The review is on point when it says that for everything else about this album, it's not boring.

I've only heard a few tracks so far but I'm going to be giving this album a nice long look, I think.  This guy really got my attention with this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1wkyVFGbsw&feature=related), which I just found looking for studio tracks off this album to listen to while it was downloading.

Thanks also for the Clubroot.
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Post by: JD on 14 May 2010, 14:12
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Tumbacatre-s/t

Fucking great
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Post by: minus_the_david on 14 May 2010, 16:19
idk if anyone else a problem with it, but track 13 on the white stripes album up there didn't work. it said it was "broken" maybe my computer just sucks...not sure. i use 7zip if that helps clarify anything at all.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 14 May 2010, 16:22
that's a shame because that is an excellent song!

I'm listening to it right now to see if it's corrupt or whatever and, at about a minute in, it plays fine so far.


edit: oh yeah, it's corrupt. stopped playing after about 1:40
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Post by: pat101 on 14 May 2010, 16:26
I do not remember making that post. It is still right though.


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Dr. Dunks - How We Do In NYC



A mix of great disco re-edits

sweet holy christ this is good
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Post by: KvP on 14 May 2010, 17:51
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Serafina Steer - Change is Good, Change is Good

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It's not often that I venture outside of the strict confines of electronic music when acquiring new music, these days. There are too many variables to keep track of for me, and while there's plenty of non-electronic music that I like, I'd be hard pressed to tell you exactly why I like what I do - I could name any number of elements that speak to me in a particular song or artist but don't do so consistently across scenes or genres. I feel like I can do that with electronic music, being as it's often so conservative in style. So getting a rock or a folk album is a bigger risk. Usually there has to be some sort of hook that gets me to pay attention. So it was with Serafina Steer - the blurb on Bleep mentioned offhand that one of the producers on Change is Good, Change is Good was Capitol K, an endlessly fascinating composer and producer who had a few releases on Planet Mu (given this blog, where else?), serving for a few years alongside Leafcutter John in that label's rotating stable of electro-acoustic folk acts (currently occupied by Sunken Foal and the Internal Tulips). Since then he's popped up as a producer on Deerhunter's first albums, but I'm not sure if he still works with them now that they've become hot shit in the indie rock scene. He lives the true bohemian artist lifestyle, squatting in abandoned London buildings and making music.

I was curious to hear his influence on Serafina Steer's album, and it was there to be sure, but I vastly overestimated the part he would play in the enjoyment of it. Serafina Steer is an English harpist / singer / pianist / songwriter who's had ties to the London folktronica scene going back several years (Change is Good, Change is Good is her second proper album). Comparisons to Joanna Newsom were made often and early, but as far as I'm concerned the similarities begin and end with the harp. Steer's sensibility is darker and more claustrophobic, not as airy or quaint as Newsom's. And of course, there are the light electronic touches. Word has it that Steer was struck by extraordinary bad luck when her harp and other instruments were stolen in the middle of the production process, but she and her associates adapted, incorporating more electronic elements and using homemade instruments.

The album starts off with the breathing organ and pulsing synth of "Shut Up Shop", with Steer conjuring up the ghost of Nico on vox. The song sounds distinctly british, incorporating elements of church music and pop. "Day Glo" is perhaps the song that most invites comparisons to Newsom, with the music speeding up and slowing down during the chorus, but the song retains Steer's distinctive, shady sensibility. "GSOH" is the breakout track, with the organ and drum forming a solid background to the slightly gothy folk-rock tune in the Sol Seppy mold. The weird folk of "The Valley", with its lovely backing vocals, sounds like the soundtrack to some bittersweet period piece romance. The speak-singing of "Motion Pictures" gives way to a gorgeous and emotive latter half.

"Drinking While Driving" glides on an analog synth arpeggi and Steer's captivating whisper-song. "How to Haunt a House Party" is a particularly strange throwback to 80's synth-pop, with drum machines and prominent synths, Steer fitting role of coked-up, dead-eyed ice queen perfectly. The french of"Margoton" recalls a particularly light-footed Electrelane, while "Port Isaac" brings Steer's voice to the fore, accompanied by very quiet organ and what sounds like a lyre (perhaps one of their homemade instrument) before bringing synths a bit farther forward into the mix. "The Sisters of Porportion" is a dark, sickly fairy tale of a song about a covetous man and the titular siblings. "Half Robot" is a gorgeous and lush folk song featuring more live instrumentation that ends far, far too soon. The final track "Ulular" features a woozy, Sol Seppy-ish echo and a beautiful violin accompaniment, a downcast ending to an already downcast sort of album.

I keep coming back to Change is Good, Change is Good between helpings of whatever new dubstep or UKG comes my way on any given day. There's just something about it - I listen to it and I feel like I'm listening to the diary of a particularly precocious, forlorn, perhaps doomed teenage girl. Somebody get this woman Sofia Coppola's number. We could have a monumental film soundtrack waiting in the wings.

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Post by: trr005 on 14 May 2010, 18:35
I'm not sure why it would be corrupt for you both.  It's working splendidly for myself.  Regardless, here's an upload to the mp3 of it.  Sorry!

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Post by: Lwize on 14 May 2010, 20:21
Serafina Steer - Change is Good, Change is Good

I <3 Serafina Steer!

Now off to Amazon UK to buy it!

 :-)
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Post by: Orcusmars on 14 May 2010, 21:04
Well I haven't posted anything in awhile, so here's some more videogame music, I suppose.

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What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? - Giant 3D Recital
Hideki Sakamoto
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I picked up the first iteration of this weird and funny game a little while ago, and was really sad I couldn't find the soundtrack for it, because it's really just phenomenal stuff.

Now that I've found it, though, I figured I'd share the wealth. The game is really iffy, but the soundtrack is happy in a sort of 8-bit old-school music way, if it were expanded to a larger instrument ensemble and really high quality. Let me know what you guys think.
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Post by: iamiam on 15 May 2010, 01:43
hey, mai do you have any other records by them? my friend played me some cuts from another cd (something about a rose in the title, I think) and it was excellent, but fairly different from the style on the one you posted.

nope, sorry!  if you end up finding it though, could you post it up here?  i'd love to hear it.

in the meantime, here is a reup of the corrupted track:
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Post by: JacquesLeRock on 15 May 2010, 11:54
Cynic - Re-Traced
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Tracklist:

1. Space
2. Evolutionary
3. King
4. Integral
5. Wheels Within Wheels

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Post by: JD on 15 May 2010, 18:23
Ghettosocks - Treat Of The Day
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Post by: trr005 on 16 May 2010, 08:33
Oh my lord this is awesome.
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Post by: meanwhile on 16 May 2010, 16:36
k-v-p! k-v-p!
thanks for all the stuff
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Post by: KaosPilot on 17 May 2010, 02:54
An oldie-but-a-goodie and certainly one of my favourite albums of a summer.


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Gui Boratto - Chromophobia (2007)

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It's been done properly this time, 320kbps CD-rip in .mp3 so it is of a higher quality than my previous offerings. Here are some reviews:

http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/gui-boratto/chromophobia.htm
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/9929-chromophobia/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2007/feb/23/electronicmusic.shopping
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 18 May 2010, 07:28
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Black Sabbath - Master of Reality



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Mission of Burma - Signals, Calls and Marches. (also the Academy Fight Song single)
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Post by: pulpfiction21 on 18 May 2010, 10:39
I know at least one person on here will be happy to see this.

Faded Paper Figures - New Medium (2010)

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Youtube - New Medium (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsncHfwjjY0)
Myspace (http://www.myspace.com/fadedpaperfigures)
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Post by: scarred on 18 May 2010, 10:49
AAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUGHHHHHH

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU JUST DID?

i ordered my copy already and it's in the mail and i can't wait for it and YOU HAVE JUST RUINED EVERYTHING

AAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUGHHHHHH
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Post by: pulpfiction21 on 18 May 2010, 13:24
I knew you would love it.....and you actually got pretty lucky then cuz doesnt this come out in like a week? almost didn't even "leak"
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Post by: Orcusmars on 18 May 2010, 13:27
AAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUGHHHHHH

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU JUST DID?

i ordered my copy already and it's in the mail and i can't wait for it and YOU HAVE JUST RUINED EVERYTHING

AAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUGHHHHHH


haha give me your tears
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Post by: scarred on 18 May 2010, 18:50
I knew you would love it.....and you actually got pretty lucky then cuz doesnt this come out in like a week? almost didn't even "leak"

officially it comes out in a week, but they released it a few days ago on cdbaby, and according to them my copy's already shipped.

it is taking so much god damn self control not to download that link.

actually tbh i tried this morning but my internet was being funky and i had to get to class, so i took it as a sign i should wait and build up my anticipation even more

but now that i'm home the urge is so overpowering uggghhhhh
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Post by: pat101 on 19 May 2010, 14:53
interested in the new Wolf Parade ??   :wink:
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Post by: Tom on 19 May 2010, 15:00
Don't be silly.
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Post by: pat101 on 19 May 2010, 15:47


Wolf Parade - Expo 86 [2010] (320kbps)

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I've listened to it 1 1/2 times now and really loving it. Pobodn't Nerfect may be my fav so far...

(I wouldn't be shocked if this went down quick oh and please lemme know if there's any errors. I've been having that problem.)
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Post by: colin06 on 19 May 2010, 18:18
Cathy Davey - The Nameless [2010] [VBR]

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Tracklist:
01 - The Nameless
02 - Army of Tears
03 - In He Comes
04 - Habit
05 - Little Red
06 - Happy Slapping
07 - Dog
08 - Bad Weather
09 - The Touch
10 - Wild Rum
11 - Lay Your Hand
12 - Universe Tipping
13 - End of the End

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Post by: trr005 on 19 May 2010, 19:31
Thanks so much for the Wolf Parade!  It's sounding good thus far!
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Post by: Wawa on 19 May 2010, 19:47
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music
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aaand that's it for me for now.
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Post by: pat101 on 20 May 2010, 07:25
Dam-Funk - Toeachizown: Fly

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About Vol 2. From the man himself
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Fly is Vol. 2 of the 'digital release' from my new project Toeachizown. The 1st 3 joints on this volume consist of my continued steps into the 'electric-space-funk' style I'm humbled 2 share with U from my mind, yet this time out, with a more 'danceable' vibe 2 it. U know, for the clubs...worldwide! The first 3 tracks “Flying V Ride” (which is a reference 2 the fabled UFO that many have reported seeing in their lifetime), “Candy Dancin’” & “Burn Straight Thru U” co-exist as a 'suite' called “The Move Suite”. Yes, 3 songs that are joined together as 1. This is why the 'drum machine pattern' is the same on these 3 particular songs. “Candy Dancin’” also features a wicked synth solo & vocoder contribution by the 1 and only Mark de Clive-Lowe.

The remaining 3 joints of this volume on this 'digital release': “10 West”, “I Wanna Know” (a vocal) & “Rollin’” represent exactly what the title of this volume is: Fly. They're joints that U can roll 2. Let your hair down 2. Vibe with a lady 2 (or vice-versa), + stay 'fly' 2. I know there's still some fly ladies & gentlemen out there. This Vol. 2 from my Toeachizown project is...4 U.
- D-F  
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Post by: Rubin on 20 May 2010, 13:41
Painted Daisies

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Danish garage rock
Pretty good demos

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Post by: Harun on 20 May 2010, 23:38
Pendulum - Immersion (2010)

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Post by: JD on 21 May 2010, 16:31
<3
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 22 May 2010, 03:05
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Starship - Knee Deep In The Hoopla

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Black Flag - Everything Went Black

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Post by: Daft pun on 22 May 2010, 05:29
Walls - Walls

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Walls are a duo comprising Alessio Natalizia (Banjo Or Freakout) and Sam Willis of Djs/producers/label owners Allez Allez. They met when Willis was on remixing duties for Natalizia. Their short but densely packed debut situates itself in a sort of war zone somewhere between Techno and the frazzled neo-rock of Animal Collective, or maybe Boards Of Canada and My Bloody Valentine.

Theirs is a combination of Natalizia's buzzing, serrated, treated guitars counterpointed with Willis's synths, in which malevolent backbeats and warmer electronic climes combine. As such they are very much on the outer edges of the Kompakt empire but a very fine addition to it, not least since most of Kompakt's roster are on its outer edges. Opener 'Burnt Sienna' reminds of the first few moments of Faust's first album, a slow-burning act of premeditated analogue arson, which then swirls up into a fuzzy Phoenix of a riff. 'Hang Four''s gnarly backbeat marches in robotic quicktime across a gravel of human skull fragments onto sunnier uplands of melodic guitar reverb. 'A Virus Waits!' is a sub-three minute sustained bout of streptococcus-like gnawing, while 'Soft Cover People' is like some post-apocalypse exchange of terms between the campfire forces of post-rock and the ragged remains of the electronica brigade.

'Strawberry Sect' is slight but something else again, a wispy trail of backward guitar pursued by a champing, scrunching electronic Pacman. 'Gaberdine' is as close to straight as Wall gets, a Technopop jet-black grid reminiscent of Suicide but with gathered electronic moss of its own. Finally, the giddily vertiginous 'Austerlitz Wide Open' sees Walls spin out on a concluding series of customised drones, loops and high-pitched sirens. Largely without vocals, except for the occasional, odd burst of wordless chanting from Natalizia, Walls is a cryptic oddity unto itself, a record made as if solely to defy category or cross-comparisons, all of which fall a little short, including my own. There is the joy. You can't dance to it as such, you can't chill to it, you can't decode it. All you can do is stand, sit or lie back and admire it.
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Post by: Yayniall on 22 May 2010, 07:01
track three is corrupt like a motherlover.
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Post by: Daft pun on 22 May 2010, 07:21
Looks like it yeah :| I'll upload it again.

That should fix it.
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Post by: screamingfool on 22 May 2010, 10:53
here's some of my favorite of the peruvian cumbia incarnate called chicha. it mixes in surf rock and caribbean sounds to become the perfect summer music.

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Post by: trr005 on 22 May 2010, 20:34
Dude, that Juaneco y su Comba is legit.  I am so diggin' on this for summer music.
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Post by: Cire27 on 22 May 2010, 21:30
Black Flag - Everything Went Black

What's the real difference between this and The First Four Years?
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 23 May 2010, 00:39
The First Four Years collects their output pre-Rollins.  Everything Went Black is most everything they recorded before Rollins joined, both released and unreleased. As such it often has repeated tracks with different vocalists.
Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: ADRIAN WOODHOUSE on 23 May 2010, 06:24
SEBÉ - hallo freunde

(soundslike: m83 and lymbyc systym maybe a little bit more happy)


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4008/4444047364_2fd8a6c544.jpg)


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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: ADRIAN WOODHOUSE on 23 May 2010, 06:41
RADARE - infinite regress

(soundslike : neurosis, isis and a lot more)


(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8133/radare2010.jpg)



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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
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Title: The "wink wink" Thread 2010: This Time It's Personal
Post by: Avec on 23 May 2010, 10:07
I haven't posted anything in a