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Voon
30-12-2011, 10:25 AM
Here's some


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj0x98_8DMM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IW4NBLZF9k&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LESpCCpbqdM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWGsVfxvB3E

Voon
30-12-2011, 10:27 AM
aaand this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9TTXQ6o4Cs

Donjo
30-12-2011, 05:17 PM
http://store.floex.cz/album/zorya

Didn't realise Floex had a new album... sounds good

DiamondDog
30-12-2011, 09:32 PM
I'll just leave...this...here...

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B005NPH92E/

*cough*

sabrage
30-12-2011, 10:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri5F633xSsY

Kaira-
30-12-2011, 10:08 PM
I'll just leave...this...here...

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B005NPH92E/

*cough*

Christian AND dubstep?
526

Anyways, listening to the new Sólstafir-album. Awesome stuff. Nice post-rock touch too. Can't wait for their spring tour with Hexvessel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVIo2qUd5U0

Voon
31-12-2011, 03:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpNNNRq_4jA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peDk47HJ8hg

Two of my favourites from Solar Fields

rck1corsonika
04-01-2012, 02:57 AM
I am enjoying Enrique's songs on my iPod. He is a fabulous and one of the best singer in this world.

Althea
04-01-2012, 02:45 PM
http://youtu.be/TIXV2NhLb_0
Corvus Corax, 'nuff said.

Voon
05-01-2012, 06:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18fqfGcr3PI
Glorious

Also,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPWQfAv_qBQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtZxewxXoPc
I can't get enough of those drums!

Lambchops
06-01-2012, 10:56 PM
Based on cover alone I bought this for myself while browsing the folk section looking for a Christmas present

http://www.brightyoungfolk.com/images/records-large/adventures-of-captain-ward-demon-barbers.jpg

Wasn't disappointed it's excellent, would love to see these folk live:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT9DZ65-vLQ&feature=related

Ham Solo
07-01-2012, 08:34 PM
"Rihanna - Man Down" followed by "Illdisposed - For the Record"

Anthile
08-01-2012, 09:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG54mY4yziI

triage
09-01-2012, 07:12 AM
love it all, man! great thread!

right now: wolves in the throne room (celestial lineage)
lately: godspeed you! black emperor, 65daysofstatic, lotus, some phish shows


i love some good phish. and chips.

oh my ;) see what american reader did? is clever!

ed: omg alcest! love that french metal...

Nova
11-01-2012, 09:21 PM
There is a new Souleye album (the one from VVVVVV).

Adventure (http://www.souleye.se/adventure)

sabrage
11-01-2012, 10:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GnQ7bDGhOLI

Unbelievably awesome.

Althea
13-01-2012, 10:51 PM
http://youtu.be/YiUm-fVwKPk
And also...

http://youtu.be/ev4Hqx4zl7s

tomeoftom
15-01-2012, 06:12 AM
Thundercat's "The Golden Age Of Apocalypse"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7iAETr4qw0&feature=related

And because I'm pretty down at the moment, Oneohtrix Point Never's "Replica"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiwi7d0f91Y

Voon
15-01-2012, 06:17 AM
Respect the classics!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmWPlCbokSU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgHxmAsINDk

And Philip Glass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOEDsZbR6jE

Skalpadda
19-01-2012, 01:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU6U-8LP1DY

DiamondDog
20-01-2012, 06:23 PM
Another legend gone.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suz5NuMWyL4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqqcRu70HiQ&feature=related

OK, two more because she was so awesome posting just the two would be silly. For what it's worth, there is not a single person in current pop music that has anything like what she had. Beyonce is a pale imitation. Sasha Fierce, indeed.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YApNirMC9gM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOnwNIxo_KM

Lambchops
20-01-2012, 07:20 PM
This has just made me realise there is a large Etta James shaped hole in my record collection. Of course there are many obvious holes in my record collection but listening to these reminds me that it's one that most definitely should be filled.

Her version of I Just Want to Make Love to You is of course absolutely brilliant, particularly her delivery of the opening line.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Pu_AdU_NQg

DiamondDog
20-01-2012, 07:44 PM
With Etta James I basically heard a few songs, fell in love, and listened to every single thing I could find. There are plenty of amazing singers from that time but she is at the very top of my list. Ella Fitzgerald and Irma Thomas run her close, though.

Lambchops
20-01-2012, 08:35 PM
Any recommendations for albums to start with, or which are the best compilation albums (because if I am buying to fill a gap I often resort to greatest hits, largely because I'd run out of money way too fast otherwise!)?

DiamondDog
20-01-2012, 11:07 PM
Yeah I think for artists from that era, compilations are the way to go because singles dominated and you might as well get a collection of the best ones. The Very Best Of Etta James: The Chess Singles is a great deal, stupid amount of songs for cheap.

Recommending albums is a bit harder because she sang so many styles it comes down to your taste. I'd go for At Last! and Tell Mama along with the live album Rocks The House if you want to ruin your tolerance for any other singers live shows.

Then if you want even more get Etta James: Who's Blue? Rare Chess Recordings Of The 60s and 70s for all the awesome b-sides and rare tracks.

Also, I hear you about money. There's just too much sometimes. That compilation would be ideal I'd say, plus Rocks The House because it will 100% guaranteed put a huge smile on your face.

Komila
21-01-2012, 06:45 AM
Hi............

Right now I listen to the lonely island album. yes some of the songs are quite funny, but on the other hand I did not need to listen to a full album of them.

Lambchops
22-01-2012, 02:29 PM
Got the Chess singles collection, so much great music! Will look into the live album as well.

Voon
23-01-2012, 03:52 AM
Wintergardens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebuKfLpJy9k

Althea
23-01-2012, 09:38 AM
http://youtu.be/9ryqLibxkyg

Love. This. Song.

corbain
23-01-2012, 09:55 AM
The Soviet National Anthem

DiamondDog
23-01-2012, 04:32 PM
http://www.factmag.com/2012/01/23/lhf-supreme-architecture/

Love it, but the Matrix sample gave me horrible flashbacks.

sabrage
23-01-2012, 04:53 PM
Love it, but the Matrix sample gave me horrible flashbacks.
If you like LHF, you should look up Flying Lotus and Demdike Stare.

DiamondDog
23-01-2012, 05:32 PM
Yeah big fan of those two, Demdike especially.

Kaira-
23-01-2012, 07:44 PM
Been listening to Laibach lately. I blame Iron Sky trailers.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgqjnzkYPnA

Lambchops
24-01-2012, 08:01 AM
Since one of the songs from it popped up on random I listened to Stop Making Sense by the Talking Heads for the first time in ages. i'd almost forgotten just how bloody amazing a live album it it. So many great songs. It's also one of those live sets that it's so worth getting a DVD of, David Byrne is utterly compelling to watch.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-io-kZKl_BI

DiamondDog
24-01-2012, 12:38 PM
It's an amazing show. Always been a fan of Talking Heads but I hadn't watched this until a friend suggested it to me, pretty stunning watching it for the first time. What I love about it is how most of the songs are probably better than the album versions. Great set of musicians they have to complement them.

Have you watched the 1980 live in Rome vids that are also on youtube? Sound quality isn't as good but it's great hearing their earlier stuff live. The version of Drugs they do is probably my favourite.

Lambchops
24-01-2012, 06:56 PM
Have you watched the 1980 live in Rome vids that are also on youtube? Sound quality isn't as good but it's great hearing their earlier stuff live. The version of Drugs they do is probably my favourite.

I haven't no. I also have to admit to not owning any other Talking Heads music, largely because I heard the original versions of a few of the songs and preferred the versions on SMS. They are definitely still part of my stupidly large "must get around to buying more music by this band/artist" list.

DiamondDog
24-01-2012, 07:36 PM
Yeah I really can't listen to the album version of This Must Be The Place. Doesn't even compare.

Everyone should own Remain in Light, though. Then move onto the Tom Tom Club!

DigitalSignalX
24-01-2012, 11:40 PM
Artist of the week for me, discovered during an episode of "Lost Girl"

Very smooth.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wxJu-X0zVo

corbain
25-01-2012, 05:34 AM
Feck me this is awesome, kind of throwback 60's psychadelic alt-country. If this had been played at Woodstock, she would have been a Goddess.

Also, love the Talking Heads live stuff... not seen it before


http://youtu.be/akPvjC0brWQ

corbain
25-01-2012, 07:07 AM
And if you liked that, you'll probably like this. Joanna Newsom live, doing her crazy, breathy singing- check out the multi-instrumental drummer.. fantastic


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbdAVoIJzIk

DigitalSignalX
25-01-2012, 10:04 PM
Lana Del Rey, "Video Games"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zrvD-o8cII

Lambchops
25-01-2012, 11:19 PM
@ Corbain

Man I love Soft as Chalk. It was my favourite song on that album (closely followed by Go Lomg with its multiple harp tracks). I love it when artists give a shit about having some dynamic range, that song starts so quiet and gentle, so you turn it then it builds up a little in the chorus with "Godawful lawlessness" and then in the last minute or so just cranks up again. Really, want to listen to Have One On Me again now, it's wonderful.

Voon
26-01-2012, 08:05 AM
Something to ease my troubled mind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfxrN1nhqUY

Skalpadda
26-01-2012, 09:05 AM
I quite liked the music in the Ibb and Obb trailer posted on RPS the other day so decided to check out the artist that made it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgAm9U-1Qkc

Dubbill
26-01-2012, 09:38 AM
Guitars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb2_1vdAym8

Smashbox
26-01-2012, 05:27 PM
Youtube compression does the video no favors, but this is a great song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfcHq0hhFWg

Voon
28-01-2012, 05:42 PM
Something spetacular

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eZav32Dwks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlNfLa5QygM

and something trippy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG-i-tyPrHw&ob=av2e

Trees_are_pretty_cool
29-01-2012, 07:49 PM
http://youtu.be/ev4Hqx4zl7s

^Love this, saw them live with Broken Social Scene awhile ago, one of the best concerts I've been to.


http://youtu.be/5GbJ1dsCKrw

Kaira-
31-01-2012, 03:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPYy6eXsTCc

Ulver is still very ace. This whole album fits very nicely with the mood of having -20 degrees Celcius outside.

sabrage
31-01-2012, 08:02 PM
This game has an absolutely incredible soundtrack. I've been listening to it all day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=L5YwRcMC400

Kadayi
03-02-2012, 07:36 PM
Lana Del Rey, "Video Games"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zrvD-o8cII

Not the greatest live performance for sure. However I saw her on some German TV show (in a bar) and she sounded great. I think she's someone who works better with smaller crowds vs the big occasion.

Been listening to the album and albeit it's more poppy than I expected, it's a well polished slice of downtempo pop vs the more upbeat style of Lady Gaga.

Not actually a music video, but I think the editing works well with the song: -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=i6im-I0koNg

Anyway I've been listening to Symmetry: Themes for an imaginary film: -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&list=UU_zMV4eGhovCeKd5AWl7WZQ&v=q7U2YTOhggA

There's a lot of talk about this being the original soundtrack to 'Drive' before it got pulled at the last minute and Cliff Martinez was drafted in (Symmetry were working on it apparently). Whether it is or not is kind of secondary to the album being a fantastic 2 hour 36 track slab of minimalist electronica.

Berzee
03-02-2012, 08:15 PM
I left my headphones at home today. :(

Kadayi
03-02-2012, 09:39 PM
Just found out that the entire 'Themes for an imaginary film' is up on soundcloud: -

http://soundcloud.com/johnnyjewel/symmetry-themes-for-an

Enjoy.

tossrStu
04-02-2012, 03:07 AM
Just copped the latest albums by Lantos and Alcest, and with the new Les Discrets LP only days away it's a good time for fans of black metally/post-rocky/shoegazey goodness, for sure.

DiamondDog
04-02-2012, 11:20 AM
http://www.dummymag.com/news/2012/02/01/evian-christ-signs-to-tri-angle-releases-free-mixtape/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3OsmXgrQXI

Trying to remember where I'd heard the sample at the start of the MYD track was wrecking my brain, until someone mentioned Black to Comm. You know that feeling when you finally remember? Ahhh.

Kaira-
04-02-2012, 07:16 PM
Lately been listening to a lot of German music instead of the typical Polish/Ukrainian/French lineup.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6r-ENv0PMY

sabrage
04-02-2012, 07:25 PM
http://www.dummymag.com/news/2012/02/01/evian-christ-signs-to-tri-angle-releases-free-mixtape/

Trying to remember where I'd heard the sample at the start of the MYD track was wrecking my brain, until someone mentioned Black to Comm. You know that feeling when you finally remember? Ahhh.
I've been listening to this for a couple days now. I wonder if he's gonna blow the fuck up or just fade into obscurity... I don't think there's any real middle ground.

DiamondDog
04-02-2012, 11:44 PM
Not sure really sabrage. Depends on if you take going big as doing a Burial and crossing into the mainstream, or just big for the this kind of music.

Personally I think Tri Angle seem to deal exclusively in the middle ground. They have a lot of well respected artists but don't really chase anything that will give them a commercial hit. I don't know though, I might be way off on that.

Evian Christ seems very much like a work in progress. I'm glad the anonymity thing was ditched. That's getting a bit tired.

Also, this:
http://www.factmag.com/2012/02/04/el-b-selected-vinyls-pt-1/

As a slice of history that's pretty fantastic. Ghost even have a new release this month!

sabrage
05-02-2012, 12:07 AM
Not sure really sabrage. Depends on if you take going big as doing a Burial and crossing into the mainstream, or just big for the this kind of music.

Personally I think Tri Angle seem to deal exclusively in the middle ground. They have a lot of well respected artists but don't really chase anything that will give them a commercial hit. I don't know though, I might be way off on that.

Evian Christ seems very much like a work in progress. I'm glad the anonymity thing was ditched. That's getting a bit tired.

Well, Burial pretty much cashed in and checked out, so I'd hate to see this go down that road. 5 years without a single release as the genre you proliferated mutates and crumbles is a bit ridiculous.

I definitely agree with Evian's output, but there's a couple genius tracks like Thrown Like Jacks that make me really excited for whatever he's going to push out next.

DiamondDog
05-02-2012, 01:13 AM
Bit harsh on Burial, he's released a few things. Although I've got a worrying feeling that while he takes his sweet time to get an album together, everyone will have moved on without him.

Anyway, I'm going to be interested to see how Evian Christ's first album turns out. I can't imagine he'll end up with anything like mainstream success. I don't make a habit of listening to Radio 1, but the only thing outside of brostep I've heard on the daytime shows is SBTRKT. Can you imagine sample heavy juke getting a spot on their playlist? Not sure.

sabrage
05-02-2012, 01:51 AM
Anyway, I'm going to be interested to see how Evian Christ's first album turns out. I can't imagine he'll end up with anything like mainstream success. I don't make a habit of listening to Radio 1, but the only thing outside of brostep I've heard on the daytime shows is SBTRKT. Can you imagine sample heavy juke getting a spot on their playlist? Not sure.
By "blow up" I didn't mean making it to mainstream radio. Big like Flying Lotus; he's one of the hottest and most sought-after producers by those in the know, but the average person on the street doesn't even know who he is. (though obviously Evian hasn't shown nearly the ambition or talent of FlyLo)

Althea
05-02-2012, 12:08 PM
http://youtu.be/BF1B1dlHEow

Xercies
05-02-2012, 12:13 PM
Just found out an album from Sigue Ros and its got absolutly beutiful; music, though this album seems to be the only album I like from them, the others seem a bit to depressing for me. I do like Jonsi's solo album though and i'm interested in the new album Sigur might have this year. I actually kind of want them to go down more of a popular route like Jonsi did.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvnACjkLGac


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KueNb0iPdAA

Lambchops
05-02-2012, 08:32 PM
@ Xercies

Sigur Ros aren't always brilliant unfortunately. Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do, for example was an interesting concept but absolutely turgid. If you're worried about them souding depressing then I'l perhaps stay clear of () even though in my mind it's a superb album. On the other hand definitely, definitely get Agaetis Byrjun, it gorgeous and very uplifting.

As for me I'm currently indulging in:

Django Django. They are basically heirs to the Beta Band (but doing their own different thing, they've less of a tendancy for meandering and the rhythm section is a bit more propulsive) and if that interests you in the slightest then get their album!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDjpOrlfh0Y&ob=av2e

Beth Jeans Houghton and The Hooves of Destiny - "Yours Truly Cellophane Nose" Excellent band name, terrible album title. Nevertheless i'll let the music do the talking. Wildly inventive music. I guess it's largely folk but there's so many tempo changes and string arrangements exploding from nowhere and spoken word bits and so on throughout the album that I feel I'm not classifying it right!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWeE_u28myo

Sharon Van Etten - Tramp. She's got a gorgeous voice so she does.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBldhDijhfg

Kadayi
05-02-2012, 09:08 PM
Glass Candy - Digital Versicolor


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1rcdPCuWcI

By the Symmetry guy from a few years ago.

Kaira-
06-02-2012, 07:58 AM
I've been listening to Steve Von Till's "If I Should Fall to the Field" with Rain-extra enabled on Clementine. It's quite magnificent experience. Try putting rainymood on the background while listening to this.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFO4GFvj9IM

DiamondDog
06-02-2012, 11:43 PM
Loving Symmetry and Glass Candy, Kad. Thanks.

Just bought an album by this guy, might like it. It's the only track I could find online.

http://soundcloud.com/gabo-gulbenkian_dr/baron-muenchhausen

cosmicolor
07-02-2012, 12:13 AM
It's this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9TvcAMENJE&feature=related

Danny252
07-02-2012, 01:00 AM
I've recently relapsed into Rock, having been way out on the more electronic side of stuff for ages.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljgau9BgP9o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljgau9BgP9o)

sabrage
07-02-2012, 04:04 AM
It's this:

Woods of Ypres
This is good.

Voon
08-02-2012, 02:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3gUPs5JS30&ob=av2n

FaulPern
09-02-2012, 04:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgtDHqWmSnc

squareking
09-02-2012, 07:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KTcKkI-g9o

CWalker
09-02-2012, 11:22 PM
Recently I've been hopelessly drawn to Radiohead. This song sticks out as being rather affecting.


http://youtu.be/qbtZyuOMdHI




And, on a completely different end of the mood chart, here's something particularly beautiful:


http://youtu.be/rOoCixFA8OI

Voon
11-02-2012, 08:10 AM
Radiohead

Man, Radiohead songs are hard to get into. Especially, the ones from the Kid A album. Most of their songs, though oddly beautiful at times, sounds a bit too... out of place. Random. But I love this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onRk0sjSgFU


Anyways, Zarathustra by Richard Strauss was nice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyJwbwWg8uc

And this one's hypnotic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU9sgB6YJJU

Heister
12-02-2012, 12:50 AM
Put your headphones on;


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30FTr6G53VU

Kaira-
12-02-2012, 01:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYzlVDlE72w

In memoriam.

Heister
12-02-2012, 02:15 AM
[QUOTE=Kaira-;90969

In memoriam.[/QUOTE]

Not a big fan, but; I'd rather be alone than unhappy < awesome lyric:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWcZCCTVl60

DiamondDog
12-02-2012, 03:09 PM
Decided I'd upload a few tracks from that Gabo Gulbenkian album I posted about, since I can't find anyone else doing it. Been on constant rotation since it turned up on Friday.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGguVBaicOg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_38RfYAolE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZVopJIgxeQ

Xercies
12-02-2012, 04:48 PM
A bit of a back catalogue listen through at the moment since there doesn't seem to be much new music that is interesting me at the moment.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlJ27Dcv4fc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkkJCSduFS0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCkk0-az5TA&amp;ob=av2e

Kaira-
12-02-2012, 10:05 PM
With a trip to Paris confirmed for this Autumn, I guess it's time to brush up my French.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm88QAI8I5A&amp;ob=av2n

Feldspar
15-02-2012, 05:08 PM
Been off work for a couple of weeks, not sure that explains the following selection of what iTunes wanted to play me:

[/URL]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcFPFL0ZfyI&amp;feature=results_video&amp;playnext =1&amp;list=PL6F50F7F3509C76C3


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vJbeCP4gXk&amp;feature=results_video&amp;playnext =1&amp;list=PL391A8330244CC5CE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQJUUDsfRek

[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcFPFL0ZfyI&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL6F50F7F3509C76C3"] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcFPFL0ZfyI&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL6F50F7F3509C76C3)

Lambchops
16-02-2012, 09:04 PM
After going on a bit of a binge of listening to The Delgados (something guaranteed to happen whenever "Pull the Wires from the Wall" from Peleton crops up on shuffle!) I decided to fill the gaps I had in their back catologue by buying the collection of their Peel Session and their final album Universal Audio. On first impressions I'm finding it intriguing. It's easy to follow the progression in greater use of orchestration between their middle 3 albums. The final album ditches this but rather than returning to the rockier, rawer edges of their debut has much more akin to their later albums. Definitely highlights how they progressed as a band although as much as I love them I do kind of wish they'd revisted the shoutier, spikier songs on their debut at some stage before they split up.

Anyway a fantastic band and one that was horribly under appreciated, especially after releasing 5 straight albums of exceptionally high quality. At least their former members are still out there making/producing/releasing great music. Here's the song that sent me on this binge, it's abso-fucking-lutely wonderful.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsKfaSLulKc

Bigbang
21-02-2012, 10:27 AM
Adele 21.. Very nice album.

Voon
21-02-2012, 11:14 AM
I found this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ttdt-5zdAg
Awwww, yeah....

And listening to this afterwards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljj_ZmtjnFA

Xercies
21-02-2012, 04:55 PM
These songs are really good songs, shame there the only good songs on the album its on.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJel0kjRO3o


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qhpOI2f_mY

Drake Sigar
24-02-2012, 01:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjkaYh8bauA&amp;feature=related

Althea
24-02-2012, 01:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MMQv1GvPY8

Dubbill
24-02-2012, 06:21 PM
12 minutes of majesty


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2L8uPy5-KQ

Kaira-
25-02-2012, 02:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGHqUsT8Jjg

I like this band. Dirty and full of emotion.

DiamondDog
25-02-2012, 03:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjLovmSAFe0

Yes!

Althea
25-02-2012, 11:10 PM
http://youtu.be/A6sPbKPg7Lo

vinraith
25-02-2012, 11:34 PM
http://youtu.be/30ZOeZ64_G0

Danny252
25-02-2012, 11:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHjpOzsQ9YI

At those more knowledgeable, does this really count as "dubstep" (I know the bassline is fairly stereotypically dubstep, but...)? I generally can't stand dubstep (Skrillex destroys my ear canals, though stuff like Emika isn't too bad), but some people seem to call anything with a "wub" in it dubstep (D&B is a separate genre, thank you...) and I've never found what the proper definition of dubstep is meant to be. The best explanation I've ever been able to give myself is "like Glitch... but different".

DiamondDog
26-02-2012, 01:53 AM
Well I'll try to explain it the way I see it, but there are probably better and more accurate definitions out there. Please don't take this as gospel.

Dubstep has it's roots in UK Garage and 2-step. That kind of defines the beat. Being "bass" music it always had a shit tonne of sub-bass. Which I think is where all the wub wub stuff comes from. I can't say I ever loved that side of it much, but there are plenty who listened to dubstep just for the ridiculous bass. That's it. Anything that would destroy a weak sub-woofer.

Now, for whatever reason, the whole "wub" thing has been stripped of any actual bass and put front and center along with all the usual Pendulum / David Guetta bombast. This is brostep, but has crossed over into the mainstream and has just got lumped with the dubstep tag.

The whole thing is stupid because the scene that originally started dubstep has changed and fragmented so much that trying to tag them all with one genre is impossible. But now we have a mainstream version that bears some resemblance to what dubstep used to be... yet now it doesn't really matter because I'm not sure anyone in the old scene really gives a shit about being tagged with that label anyway. So the Skrillex stuff might as well be dubstep for all that it matters.

Anyway, I'll try and show not tell. Compare and contrast...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSeNSzJ2-Jw

This is what counts for dubstep in many people's minds.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPXzt03CtO8&amp;feature=related

This is from a new album that sticks to dubsteps roots. Enough in common to be part of the same genre? Both have some wub. Here though, it's just a spice, not the main ingredient.

Basically it's like trying to take the early blues inspired metal of Black Sabbath and a black metal band like Dimmu Borgir, and cram them both into just the "metal" genre. Doesn't quite work.

All I'll say is, if you want to listen to new stuff that tries something a bit different inside the confines of the dubstep formula, then the Deep Medi Musik label has a load of great artists (Goth-Trad being one of them).

Fuck it, just read the wiki page on dubstep!

Danny252
26-02-2012, 01:39 PM
I've never been able to get much out of wiki articles on music - it all just ends up as obscure references to artists, people, styles and random music-y terms that I don't get!

Thanks for pointing out that people have been taking it in all sorts of weird directions and calling it all dubstep, it makes a tad more sense now.

Lambchops
26-02-2012, 03:00 PM
Anais Mitchell - Young Man in America

It's a different beast from Hadestown (though that's to be expected really) but it's just as wonderful.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E2be56jIso

DiamondDog
26-02-2012, 03:18 PM
The only thing that irritates me currently is the amount of people I hear talking about the kind of music Skrillex makes and then stating they can't stand dubstep. You're judging a very wide area of music based only on the most prominent facet of it.

It would be like saying you hated Blink 182 so in turn you dislike all punk music. Don't just settle for the gimmick you see in the charts.

Xercies
26-02-2012, 04:01 PM
Egh hate that Skillrex stuff, and that song there actually has a good song in it...shame they waste it with that horrible Drop and attacking me stuff.

Kelron
26-02-2012, 10:12 PM
The only thing that irritates me currently is the amount of people I hear talking about the kind of music Skrillex makes and then stating they can't stand dubstep. You're judging a very wide area of music based only on the most prominent facet of it.


It doesn't help that a lot of the people I see who claim to like dubstep then link stuff similar to Skrillex as an example. I quite like that Goth-Trad track you posted, but wouldn't really have thought of it as dubstep if I'd heard it out of context (though I can hear the similarities).

Anyway, music. A band I recently discovered:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alfLGvA5PRQ

And the beatiful soundtrack from an Icelandic film I've never seen:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU2Y87TwkUQ

Althea
26-02-2012, 10:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgSCNS851Rg

Thomas Bergersen is frickin' amazing.

DiamondDog
26-02-2012, 10:54 PM
It doesn't help that a lot of the people I see who claim to like dubstep then link stuff similar to Skrillex as an example. I quite like that Goth-Trad track you posted, but wouldn't really have thought of it as dubstep if I'd heard it out of context (though I can hear the similarities).

Well the fact that they have similarities was kind of my point. But I think I see what you're saying. Was just trying to answer Danny252's question as best I could.

Kelron
26-02-2012, 11:36 PM
Well the fact that they have similarities was kind of my point. But I think I see what you're saying. Was just trying to answer Danny252's question as best I could.

What I was trying to say is I'd only ever heard stuff like Skrillex called dubstep - I was entirely unaware of the other side of the genre.

DiamondDog
27-02-2012, 08:23 PM
Ah then I did misunderstand, sorry. Well like I said, if you're interested in digging further you can't go wrong with Deep Medi's stuff. Silkie, Quest, Old Apparatus, Clouds are all worth a listen.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGVikSdH6Ik


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL_gFzPLoMg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V59IzGYfUpw

Anyway, I'll stop spamming this thread and get back to enjoying the awesome stuff other people post. Lambchops keeps contributing to my 'when I can afford it' list.

Lambchops
27-02-2012, 09:09 PM
Lambchops keeps contributing to my 'when I can afford it' list.

Hah, you've been doing the same in return, so feel free to keep spamming the thread!

In the interests of saving people money I can say that the new Sleigh Bells album is something of a disappointment. There's a few good tracks (including the lead single Comeback Kid, which I'll post below) but despite a strong middle (Demons is another absolutely ace song) it takes a while to get out of the blocks and the final four tracks can only be described as "plodding" which wasn't what I expected at all. I always find it's a shame when bands have vibrant debuts but then sound a bit staid on the follow up (I was mightily disappointed by Dananananaykroyd's second album last year for much the same reasons, again great lead single but an unremarkable album overall). Anyhoo, here's the good stuff!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiwcUdX7XMw&ob=av2e

@ Dubstep

it's not a genre I've dipped into much although I do have stuff where some elements of it creep in. From what I've heard I much prefer it in it's chilled out guise rather than it's incogrously shoved into the au fait 90s chart Eurodance for a bit guise. Also to be honest I'd rather listen to 90s chart Euro dance type stuff than its current reincarnations, though that might just be nostalgia speaking! TECHNO TECHNO TECHNO TECHNO!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFd5Cci_pE4

DiamondDog
27-02-2012, 09:44 PM
Ahhhh 2 Unlimited. I have no grounds to judge others music when I bought that single as a kid. Good God. My dad was listening to The Beatles when he was a teenager, he must've cried when he heard me playing that in my room.

Hey, why is my foot tapping along...

timeric
28-02-2012, 09:51 AM
Forever And Ever, Amen" - Randy Travis

Kaira-
29-02-2012, 07:24 PM
So, Peter Dolving apparently decided to leave The Haunted in not-so-peaceful atmosphere. The last song of the last collaborated album is quite fitting now.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n--K4FtRnIA

Cause I’m done
Digging myself deeper
Done looking for escape
Done playing games
Your validation’s not worth my time

Everything must die
You can’t shake it

Althea
02-03-2012, 11:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl8ULWxt7sQ

Xercies
02-03-2012, 12:34 PM
Currently the only album this year i seem to be liking.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ydYhTG4LbI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoCCdsE2020


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6iFY53SPFE

DiamondDog
02-03-2012, 11:02 PM
Liking that Xercies, thanks.

I would like to give a thousand recommends to this set by LHF on Sub FM last Sunday. Two hours of unreleased music by these guys. Listening to it I was praying they would archive it and thank God they have. Just... if you can give it the full two hours it'll drag you in deep and won't let go. A real keeper.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/t0uaim

DiamondDog
08-03-2012, 12:05 PM
Thought I'd upload a few more bits to youtube. You can find pretty much anything on there, so these are a few tracks from a label called Creel Pone that deal in less well known electronic music.

Couple from Jonas Palm. This is a real find.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJGTKO1ZSp8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJGTKO1ZSp8

This one by Juan Blanco, recorded in 1963. I'd say save this one for late night, empty house with your headphones on.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGdWVn39Bl0

Shane
09-03-2012, 07:06 AM
Makes even taking a shit feel badass.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXRjg_QWN-Q

Heister
09-03-2012, 07:28 PM
DJ Vadim & Mark B - The Breaks - Off Cold Krush Cuts - Coldcut & DJ Food Fight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-53wrZ5B7h4

United Future Organization - Loud Minority - The Kings of Jazz Disc 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx0H1VsTbJw

Heights of Abraham - The Cleric - Electric Hush

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jdBulddvtA

Squarepusher - Squarepusher Theme - Feed Me Weird Things

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpig1xHqUTQ

Heister
10-03-2012, 03:04 AM
TURN THIS UP LOUD!

Jazzanova - Another New Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcdDmroWBGA

Sofa Surfers - Sofa Rockers (Dorfmeister Remix)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVtskXrv7m8

Shirley Bassey - Easy Thing To Do (Nightmares On Wax Remix)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ0-h2M6x2g

Four Tet - Angel Echoes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpe4id7cLnU

Bleekill
13-03-2012, 02:26 PM
http://youtu.be/JTtScSu6Pzo
Saw these guys in a record store last last year. They were awesome. It's like krautrock with a punk aesthetic.

DiamondDog
13-03-2012, 08:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tye5M9W1Ce0

somini
13-03-2012, 10:07 PM
Well, Nitronic Rush's soundtrack was just released here: http://torcht.com/nitronic-rush-soundtrack/
My favorite of the whole bunch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMBZfi1_Syw

Dubbill
13-03-2012, 10:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbHNy4YxM0E


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2L8uPy5-KQ

DiamondDog
16-03-2012, 08:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL-4BE_4TI0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi-G7DYX0q8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIJltq-gcnY

Bleekill
21-03-2012, 04:41 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FgaOQFu1hJM/TjEVoxkTTzI/AAAAAAAABDU/X9iD2vtAoPU/s1600/Electric%2BWizard%2B-%2B2000%2B-%2BDopethrone.jpg

This is my 30th scrobble on last.fm of this album, so probably around 50th of all time. DOOOOM.

Voon
21-03-2012, 05:44 AM
This. Got hooked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k44qeHHAdYY

Voon
24-03-2012, 04:33 AM
Bumping up this thread with this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBP6lFU-J2M

One hell of an ear worm, yeah. But it's beautiful

Lambchops
24-03-2012, 05:46 PM
Currently indulging my soft spot for Motown.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCwe2WftI7Y


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0HhHva8ZcY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Q80mk7bxE

mrpier
24-03-2012, 06:56 PM
First aid kit - The Lions roar


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gekHV9DIjHc

Lambchops
24-03-2012, 07:10 PM
Good call on First Aid Kit. The Lion's Roar is a lovely album.

DiamondDog
24-03-2012, 07:48 PM
My favourite Motown track:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDbyOLzEyfk

Heard this on a compilation and thought I'd found a hidden gem. Turns out I'm way behind everyone else! Mos Def sampled it and it even turned up on a bloody videogame trailer. Awesome beat.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruGXTt4P_0M


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6oVl_-1bTk

Lambchops
24-03-2012, 08:35 PM
Heard this on a compilation and thought I'd found a hidden gem. Turns out I'm way behind everyone else! Mos Def sampled it and it even turned up on a bloody videogame trailer. Awesome beat.


first time I heard that was through Dr No's Oxperiment (which is an album well worth a listen, as is Ethiopium), 'tis indeed awesome


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpzsP86Fvf8

DiamondDog
25-03-2012, 12:22 PM
Now, I'm used to lyrics being put over another persons re-used beat, but that just comes across as stealing a track and cutting the middle out! She is credited though, and I'll definitely check out the rest of the album.

SirKicksalot
27-03-2012, 11:38 PM
Rob Dougan. What the hell is he doing now? He's got a winery or something? He should make more music.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qWePX39R40

Skalpadda
31-03-2012, 04:31 PM
Meanwhile, in Japan..


www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QbAXXXOJF8

DiamondDog
02-04-2012, 03:54 PM
It came! Keepers of the Light (http://www.cargorecords.co.uk/release/18525). I spent all of Sunday listening to LHF. It's strange how music you've had on vinyl or just glimpsed on radio can suddenly change when crafted into an album. The new tracks are just as amazing. LHF have for a long time been the most interesting thing in music for me. So glad they finally have an album that shows everyone what they are all about.

I'd say just about everyone should own this.

sabrage
05-04-2012, 12:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osh3waD3pVU&amp;feature=related

SeanybabeS
05-04-2012, 01:56 PM
Apologies if I'm treading old ground. But gosh I love these guys.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsgubWvZ-C0



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgrP6fzGKjg

tomeoftom
05-04-2012, 07:07 PM
Some crazy good taste up in this thread.

Ham Solo
05-04-2012, 10:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P7cVs2MdgI

Voon
06-04-2012, 11:25 AM
War movies. Despite being frequently violent, they do have some sad, gloomy soundtracks. Enough to make a man crumble


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhKjfnaDQBQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfxqZagHXbM

Okami
06-04-2012, 11:37 AM
Lately I've been almost exclusively listening to mixes by grizzly:

http://soundcloud.com/grizzly

He's a berlin based not quite techno dj, who stareted out by uploading mixes to soundcloud and is now in hot demand. Listen to it, even if you generally don't like electronic music or techno. If the word smooth didn't yet exist, it would have to be invented for his music. (Especially check out Nanu Nana, which starts with one of the most relaxing pieces of music you've ever heard).

More mixes can be found here: http://grizzlymix.blogspot.com

Dubbill
06-04-2012, 12:08 PM
Smitten:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhflnGpsvsQ

DiamondDog
07-04-2012, 01:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMXJGVVsgZ8

Voon
09-04-2012, 05:03 AM
30 years and Frank K is still going strong. Some of his music sounds distinctively 90s, tho

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7shVWYes_9U&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLC0B6047E0A605831

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-KaZ0BHL1Y&feature=BFa&list=PLC0B6047E0A605831&lf=results_main

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlCdpTXF2X4

Noodlemonk
09-04-2012, 08:32 PM
Having (finally) released our debut record I've been listening to my band, Tales of Murder and Dust, all the time reading RPS (when not playing concerts). Have a listen if you feel like it - it's Pay What You Want: http://talesofmurderanddust.bandcamp.com

Here's some sweet visuals to go with those psychedelic vibes, if you prefer that sort of thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deR4GLZksl8

Kaira-
10-04-2012, 11:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_fND5oM2fI

Can't help it. I love acoustic neo-folkish music.

Statoke
11-04-2012, 05:27 PM
Northern Kings, they are a group of four guys from successful metal bands coming together to do metal covers of popular songs. They metalize Take On Me, that very popular Journey song and Michael Jackson

Lambchops
11-04-2012, 09:20 PM
@ Kaira

That is rather gorgeous.

As for me I had my first listen to this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C87RzA1yyYs

Will need to give it a few more listens at the moment there's some stand out bits I love but quite a few tracks I'm feeling indifferent to but could well be growers. Definitely different from anything else in my music collection, it's always refreshing to try something new. Prefer it to the Shabazz Palaces stuff, which didn't quite click with me for some reason.

DiamondDog
11-04-2012, 10:20 PM
Loving that Lampchops. QueenS is gorgeous.

OK, I just spent the last hour trying desperately to think who they reminded me of. It was on the edge of my memory and sending me a little mad.

Ursula Rucker. Spoken word poet who just happens to make great music too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH7IqkUqZkw&amp;feature=relmfu


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLo7ejzoxfM&amp;feature=relmfu

Lambchops
11-04-2012, 10:59 PM
I can see me entering into a little hip hop phase again, what with realising Ugly Duckling released an album last year that had passed me by and stuff from the Quakers album (guy from Portishead and two other producers release 41 track album with a shit load of rappers) sounding rather excellent.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG7I9Qu6-Rw&feature=related

Oh and speaking of albums that snuck by me, i've also been listening to The Fantastics! whose latest album All the People didn't cross my radar until I chanced on it when playing their debut album on Spotify. Funky gooness that never fails to put a smile on my face.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD4LfO-DlKw

Voon
12-04-2012, 06:20 AM
Right now? This one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_3xdQ4Bbv8&feature=relmfu

Xercies
12-04-2012, 09:51 AM
Been listening to some good stuff lately, theres this lovely song by Miike Snow:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fqzFMFgED0

The album its in is pretty good I have to say as well but that song is the high point.

Theres this interesting chillwave album that I need a few listens to get really into but i quite like first listen to.

http://glowbug.bandcamp.com/album/mr-plastic

And theres a few songs from Tanlines new album that I quite like as well.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJUOr7HldFE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIp3SjO0yiI

Voon
12-04-2012, 11:04 AM
Been listening to some good stuff lately, theres this lovely song by Miike Snow:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fqzFMFgED0

The album its in is pretty good I have to say as well but that song is the high point.

Mmmmm.... Bizarre but it turns into something more relaxing and lovely as it goes on. Nice.

DiamondDog
13-04-2012, 07:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpeNwSAdhbk

Fresh LHF:

http://soundcloud.com/double-helix-lhf/on-egg-shells-preview-solar?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=twitter&utm_content=http://soundcloud.com/double-helix-lhf/on-egg-shells-preview-solar

Lambchops
13-04-2012, 11:18 PM
As I mentioned in the book thread I've been reading "This Is Your Brain On Music" by Danile Levitin (record producer turned neuroscientist) about how the human brain percieves music. I'm sure it's going to be interesting but I'm finding it slow going thanks to it using examples to demonstrate what it's talking about. Thinking "oh yeah, Steely Dan's Do it Again, that's a good 'un" is distracting enough but it's the bits where genres I'm less au fait with that end up to me just listening to music instead of reading. Most of the classical examples are well known and I do recognise (though I've found them worth listening to again as I don't tend to listen to classical music often) but it's stuff like jazz (which I'm very unfamiliar with) that I'm finding most distracting so far. I mean this is just lovely and I just had to listen to more of his stuff:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUp243hw1Xo

While the science in the book hasn't properly kicked in yet, the guy has a nice writing style and I'm sure he'll explain it well without getting bogged down in technicalities so I reckon it's a good read for anyone interested in both music and science.

Kaira-
17-04-2012, 03:18 AM
IT'S AN OMEN


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMVTKOoy1uk

I love The Prodigy. Just pure, unfiltered love.

Voon
17-04-2012, 05:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVCbF2Kk708&feature=relmfu

CWalker
17-04-2012, 10:29 PM
This seems as good a place as any, does anyone remember the song that was linked in the sunday papers a year or two back that was a kind of...french synthy new wave thing? I really want to find it, but my google-fu is failing me :(

EDIT: Ah, balls, nevermind, found it after going through many many Sunday Papers. If anyone's slightly interested, this is it:


http://youtu.be/-OCGgODzpDc

DiamondDog
18-04-2012, 03:59 PM
Compilations can be really hit and miss, especially when they are made up of obscure tracks. Mainly because those tracks are obscure for a good reason. So, this new one that I just got yesterday is a great surprise, not a bad track on it. It's called Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-1984 and I kind of want to post every track, but these are the ones that grabbed my attention just on the first listen.

The idea behind it is to shine a light on some of the more soulful homemade electronic music that was made by or took it's influence from black American artists. It's a good reminder that when home studio kit became affordable not everyone rushed to make music purely influenced by Kraftwerk.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCvQi_mSfi0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA8dhIDP0nI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViN6qSpLgg4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_u58oZd4Hw

Voon
19-04-2012, 06:26 AM
Some demos from a favorite guitarist of mine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwowlr-4Ttc&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD7e8RlDszc&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfDHnyo2Zu8&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKt_rUOCECQ&feature=relmfu


Curious question, how do you guys find all these tracks?

Xune
19-04-2012, 10:53 AM
http://store.floex.cz/album/zorya

That's actually his bandcamp page which doubles as his online store. It's by Floex, the guy who made the music for Machinarium. Brilliant stuff.

Lambchops
19-04-2012, 01:15 PM
Curious question, how do you guys find all these tracks?

Multiple places really. It used to be radio for me years ago but now not so much. It's a mix of:

Recommendations from friends - Things just crop up in conversation or occasionally if I'm looking to get into a genre I'm unfamiliar with I'll ask specific people who I know like that sort of thing, I've recently done this with metal and I've got a few interesting bands to listen to I've never heard of).
Review aggregators (mostly for new releases): Any Decent Music? is probably my favoured one: http://anydecentmusic.com/
Review websites/blogs - I've got a few in my RSS reader I follow that tend to recommend stuff that's up my street. The other great thing about reviews is they often mention similar bands you might not have heard of, which can be a good bonus.
Recommendations from record store - The folks in my local one are rather friendly and have great taste so the staff picks are usually worth a listen or sometimes they'll go "oh you've bought band x, have you listened to any of band y?."
Recommendation services - Last.fm being pretty much the only one I'm using at the moment. Keeps track of what you are listening to and recommends other artists based on that. Don't use it as much as I used to but it definitey threw up a few good bands.
Compliation albums - Diamond Dog summed them up nicely above. They can have a lot of junk on them but they are great, especially when exploring an area of music you have no knowledge of, they give a great idea of where else to explore.
Random record shop browsing. Sometimes judging an album by its cover actually works. Not something I do often as it risks throwing away money but the last time I tried it I ended up with The Demon Barbers and the Adventures of Captain Ward which is an absolute gem of a modern English folk record that I've played the hell out of.
Threads like this!

All these things result in my mental "to buy" list always being bigger than my wallet/available time!

sabrage
19-04-2012, 01:24 PM
Any recommendations for blogs? Or recommendations on where to find recommendations for blogs? I pretty much stick to gaming sites and finding new, quality blogs is somewhat of a serendipitous occasion for me.

An old favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KevxkY_OrMA&amp;feature=related
I only just realized that sample under the track is a train, and not a skateboard.

Wolfenswan
19-04-2012, 07:15 PM
You know it's solid and good and all. But I'm missing the omph from their older perfomances.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4ukI_WBtDg&amp;feature=player_embedded


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xq55fy_childish-gambino-live-at-coachella-2012_music

DiamondDog
19-04-2012, 07:42 PM
There are quite a few online magazines that I think are always worth having a look at, even if you don't agree with what they think is good/bad. Dummy Mag, The Quietus (although that place is so fucking hipster it makes pitchfork look like a dad listening to the Quo), xlr8r.

Used to go to pitchfork a lot, but as my taste changed I usually check FACT for news on what's being released. Boomkat is probably where I do most browsing because they have a great variety and you can quickly sample it for yourself. They do have a bad habit of saying just about everything is 'Highly Recommended!!!' but they're a store so they have to sell it to you.

With how easy it is to listen to free tracks or samples I've pretty much stopped reading reviews. Seems a bit pointless when I can just judge things for myself.

Twitter has been great too. I have a music list with a mix of artists, industry people, blogs and online stores that usually flag up something I'm interested in. As for blogs I usually stick to 20jazzfunkgreats, but I used to check gorilla vs bear and sterogum a bit. Altered Zones was great but they stopped posting recently. If you can be arsed to scour their archives it might throw up some stuff you like.

For the kind of music I'm into, mixes and podcasts are fantastic. Rinse FM and Sub FM are my favourites. Although trying to get a tracklist can be a fucking nightmare.

Oh how I wish York had a decent record store. We have a great place for second hand stuff, but nothing like a proper music store. Would love to have a place to go and just listen and chat about music. Also, Record Store Day is in fact the most depressing day of the year for me. Look at all the great releases I can't get anywhere near!

DiamondDog
19-04-2012, 09:01 PM
Aww, just heard another good one has passed away. Levon Helm, of The Band. Anyone else feel like our generation is going to spend half our time paying tribute to the greats?

Anyway, The Band and the Staple Singers playing together on one of my favourite songs.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjCw3-YTffo

If you haven't seen the film The Last Waltz, I couldn't recommend it more. It's a sort of documentary that incorporates The Band's last proper performance in 1978(Edit: The performance was 76', the film released in 78'. Oops!) as well as interviews and other bits. Has a pretty amazing line-up of special guests. Directed by Scorsese, too.

Smashbox
19-04-2012, 09:27 PM
Lets keep the Levon Helm train a-rollin'. This live recording will knock your fucking teeth out:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11Y987Uf1wY

Long live Levon Helm.

Lambchops
19-04-2012, 10:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjrL8jfE5GM

Smashbox
19-04-2012, 10:50 PM
Man, what an underrated drummer.

DiamondDog
19-04-2012, 11:47 PM
Bob knows.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ-LfTtfr5k

Lambchops
20-04-2012, 11:02 AM
Speaking of paying tribute to the greats, RIP Bert Weedon


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fZr14KeS6Q

Lambchops
21-04-2012, 11:33 AM
Oh how I wish York had a decent record store. We have a great place for second hand stuff, but nothing like a proper music store. Would love to have a place to go and just listen and chat about music. Also, Record Store Day is in fact the most depressing day of the year for me. Look at all the great releases I can't get anywhere near!

As I discovered this year the releases go super fast though. I got to the store (the excellent Truck, if anyone is on Oxford it's definitely worth a wander) about an hour or so after it opened and there'd already been a massive dent in their stock. Alas for my wallet there was still stuff there I fancied getting, plus it was the first time I've actually properly had a look at the shop's usual stock of vinyl. Plus as this is the first time I've actually bought vinyl, I now find myself in the position of having to buy a record player (guess it also means I can steal a few of my Dad's records next time I'm home!).

As far as the record store day exclusive stuff went I got:

Mastodon/Feist (Feistodon!)
Belle and Sebastian - Crash
Human Don't Be Angry - Human Don't Be Angry (LP)
King Creosote & John Hopkins - Third Swan

As for non record store day stuff I got an Okkervil River single and found a copy of 1977 by Ash which I decided to get as it was one of my favourite albums growing up.

So, guess I'm going to be pretty tempted by vinyl releases from now on!

DiamondDog
21-04-2012, 02:21 PM
Yeah, as it turned out Attic Records (who do mostly second-hand stuff) did get in some of the exclusives, but the only one I'd really wanted was the Animal Collective 12". By the time I got my lazy arse into the store it was gone. Like you say, most of it goes pretty fast. Especially in such a tiny shop where they didn't have many anyway. Some places put any stock they have left online so I'll cross my fingers someone has one left at the end of the day. Would have loved that Mastodon/Feist collab, good call on that one.

To be truthful, after having a proper check through a lot of what is being released, a huge amount of it is pretty boring. You have some stuff being sold purely on the fact it's a limited run. Well, every day of the week small labels and private presses put out limited vinyl runs out of necessity. I suppose a lot of it is there to encourage the people who don't normally go to independent stores to start going, which is what a lot of these places need.



So, guess I'm going to be pretty tempted by vinyl releases from now on!

Oh God, it's a slippery slope. I got my player because I was sick of seeing vinyl releases I wanted and just thought why the hell not buy a record player. I still get the CD version of something if there is one, it's always cheaper. The price of some special vinyl releases will make your eyes water. A lot of it goes past the music into the collecting/fetish thing where people just have to own it. I've succumbed to that myself on occasion.

When I told my dad I'd started buying vinyl he looked at me like I was a fucking loon. He grew up with vinyl, but still can't get over how great it is having all his music on an iPod and laptop he can take wherever he wants. We're going in opposite directions. (I also raided his vinyl collection)

icupnimpn2
21-04-2012, 03:26 PM
Pardon if anyone else has mentioned, but the Shins have a new album out as of the end of last month. Haven't listened to it yet, and I hold some trepidation because of all of the line-up changes since the last album. Wasn't a gigantic fan of Mercer's Broken Bells either but had some enjoyment there. My wife sure liked it, anyway. But the last Shins album is very special to our family because we listened to it on the plane back from my grandfather's funeral. So looking forward to giving the new one a go, though I doubt it will ever carry such a personal, emotional attachment.

As for the first video, I'd love to see a movie with this kind of a magical theme. Not Harry Potter magical but weird, occultish magical.


http://youtu.be/jyqWjl7GkCE

Drake Sigar
21-04-2012, 05:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKvi1MT_-34

Lambchops
21-04-2012, 06:07 PM
When I told my dad I'd started buying vinyl he looked at me like I was a fucking loon. He grew up with vinyl, but still can't get over how great it is having all his music on an iPod and laptop he can take wherever he wants. We're going in opposite directions. (I also raided his vinyl collection)

I think my old man will have the same reaction, he spent a few days recording over his favourite records onto the computer and stuck everything in the loft a few years back.

@ icupnimpn2

i'm liking the new Shins album so far, haven't properly digested it yet but Bait and Switch is standing out as an excellent song so far:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po0NF2HssIk

Bracket
22-04-2012, 11:42 AM
@ icupnimpn2/Lambchops. Ah-ha, did'nt know the shins had new material out. The Rifle's Spiral is rather good, isn't it?

Currently I am trying to figure out what moombahton is, and if I like it or not. So far I've come up with one song which i quite like, the rest is a bit hit and miss. So if anybody has any recommendations, that would be nice. Here is that one song, I apologize for their choice in video cover. I really don't see what exactly semi clad women have to do with it, but there it is.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wc0nwYD20c


Also Miike Snow's Happy to you and the 2 bears' be strong are my favourite albums of the year so far.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxI8QliBOKs&amp;feature=relmfu

Voon
23-04-2012, 03:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LuupxRUVuc&feature=related

Kaira-
23-04-2012, 07:58 AM
Reliving the gig from lastnight. Absolutely intense performances from both acts. And Hexvessel's vocalist sounded even better live than on album. And the "pump-up" on "I am the Ritual"... magical.

Warmup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK5ziQMLmQc

Headliner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IEC2FhnFPs

Livebythesword
24-04-2012, 01:17 PM
Some russian stuff:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqccaYkr0E8&amp;feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8qakI4mDII

Theblazeuk
24-04-2012, 03:11 PM
I am currently listening to the Rise Against discography over and over and over again

Finding it hard to break away, it works so well as music for the gym/biking/running and then it sticks in my head and I can't leave it.

Skalpadda
24-04-2012, 10:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xKjGqefH7U

Kaira-
24-04-2012, 11:17 PM
There's something soothing about this song when going through some hard times in relationship. Also, the new album is bloody awesome noiserock. Listen to it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI_Yea44ias

Voon
25-04-2012, 06:18 AM
Matt Uelmen still got it after all these years...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2evIg-aYw8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcVccWwJM-A

Xercies
25-04-2012, 08:34 PM
Yes its a pop song but I just can't get it out of my head, so I will infect you as well!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWAdb1vgoik

As for other stuff this year...its really been a bit of a barren year for albums I like. I just want some decent albums please. Maybe the new beach House Album will placate me later in the year.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuvWc3ToDHg

Lambchops
25-04-2012, 08:54 PM
Speaking of poppy chart music (Call Me Maybe is rather catchy and has replaced One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful as the pop song most likely to lodge in my skull) I have mostly been listening to bloody Gotye thanks to having the radio on in the lab for at least a portion of every day. This has meant I've heard "Somebody That I Used to Know" with its stupid fucking intro at least 3 times a day for the past two months. I didn't mind it at first (intro aside it's a decent enough song) but it's long past overplayed and reached the realms of Gnarls Barkley's Crazy (I like hearing it again now that it's not on at all the time) and James Blunt's Your Beautiful (I wish I could erase that song from existence, especially the beginning) in terms of enraging ubiquitousness. Nicki Minaj's Starships is heading the same way.

squareking
25-04-2012, 08:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDts2Jao_qk

as well as

1186

DiamondDog
25-04-2012, 09:00 PM
Oh God the Diablo 2 soundtrack always gives me a ridiculous hit of nostalgia when I hear it. Almost like an adrenaline rush.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxg5W5wKvLE

Lambchops
25-04-2012, 09:07 PM
Oh and this is my favourite unexpected enjoyment from the Radio 1/Heart playlist song at the moment:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeNk2_zBJvQ

---

Oh Kaira, was meaning to ask you, is the rest of the Solstafir stuff similar to in that song you posted? Or do they have vocals that are likely to turn me off? I'm currently in the process of investigating a few metal bands (I'm already going for the obvious Metallica, Slayer. Iron Maiden, Mastodon route; my frineds recommended the likes of Sikth, Ensiferum, Nevermore, TesseracT, Opeth and a few others I can't recall right now) and am liking at least some of what I hear! Any more recommendations are welcome (guess I should dive into the metal thread!).

Kaira-
25-04-2012, 10:08 PM
Oh Kaira, was meaning to ask you, is the rest of the Solstafir stuff similar to in that song you posted? Or do they have vocals that are likely to turn me off? I'm currently in the process of investigating a few metal bands (I'm already going for the obvious Metallica, Slayer. Iron Maiden, Mastodon route; my frineds recommended the likes of Sikth, Ensiferum, Nevermore, TesseracT, Opeth and a few others I can't recall right now) and am liking at least some of what I hear! Any more recommendations are welcome (guess I should dive into the metal thread!).

Solstafir is a bloody awesome post-metal-ish act. Give a listen to these two songs from their latest album: Fjara (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnloGrtk0UU&ob=av3n) and Ljós í Stormi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es0CP2YC-M4). These should give you a pretty good picture on what the vocals sound like. For some other bands in the same style of music: Isis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sMFpww1sig) (one of my favorite bands of all time) and Mouth of the Architect (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU7vRCO8Onc) and all-instrumental Pelican (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yorP__90ogs) and the legendary Neurosis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18GKqj0fty0).

Anyway, relationship goes belly-up, time for some music. Thanks to Vexing Vision for introducing me to this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF5UP53UZ2k

Voon
27-04-2012, 08:30 AM
I've recently stumbled upon some rare tracks from Killing Joke in their Kid Jensen sessions. I gotta say, while the sound quality's a bit ass in the vid, they're quite catchy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdVNRGWzrzA

Ravelle
27-04-2012, 11:06 AM
Oh God the Diablo 2 soundtrack always gives me a ridiculous hit of nostalgia when I hear it. Almost like an adrenaline rush.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxg5W5wKvLE

Oh man, does it ever. I think everyone that ever played Diablo knows that track by heart.

Although the track misses the occasional Rakkadishou! those gremling creatures always shout.

Smashbox
27-04-2012, 04:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Sb14dyaUc&amp;feature=youtu.be

Yee-haw.

sabrage
28-04-2012, 03:46 PM
There are quite a few online magazines that I think are always worth having a look at, even if you don't agree with what they think is good/bad. Dummy Mag, The Quietus (although that place is so fucking hipster it makes pitchfork look like a dad listening to the Quo), xlr8r.

Used to go to pitchfork a lot, but as my taste changed I usually check FACT for news on what's being released. Boomkat is probably where I do most browsing because they have a great variety and you can quickly sample it for yourself. They do have a bad habit of saying just about everything is 'Highly Recommended!!!' but they're a store so they have to sell it to you.

With how easy it is to listen to free tracks or samples I've pretty much stopped reading reviews. Seems a bit pointless when I can just judge things for myself.

Twitter has been great too. I have a music list with a mix of artists, industry people, blogs and online stores that usually flag up something I'm interested in. As for blogs I usually stick to 20jazzfunkgreats, but I used to check gorilla vs bear and sterogum a bit. Altered Zones was great but they stopped posting recently. If you can be arsed to scour their archives it might throw up some stuff you like.

For the kind of music I'm into, mixes and podcasts are fantastic. Rinse FM and Sub FM are my favourites. Although trying to get a tracklist can be a fucking nightmare.
DiamondDog, I don't know what to say. You are godlike. That should keep my fickle tongue busy for a few weeks at least.

Fumarole
28-04-2012, 06:37 PM
I don't listen to much rap but lately all I seem to listen to on Spotify is Pollie Pop's remixes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGqE-m87V94&amp;feature=plcp

Voon
28-04-2012, 09:19 PM
I went through a little bit of research regarding Industrial Metal and I found out about a band called Ministry. Haven't heard much (and enough) about them and their works but once I listened to The Land of Rape and Honey, well... time to find more songs. I'm hooked.

I found a video of them performing it during their '89 - '90 World Tour.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AbX4n1AY_E
....I seen some shit

Fumarole
28-04-2012, 10:19 PM
Ministry is great, I especially like ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ.

Althea
28-04-2012, 11:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNojW47ZxS0

Voon
29-04-2012, 01:31 PM
Ministry is great, I especially like ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ.

Psalm 69 incoming

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSiyA1cLTWQ

Miked
29-04-2012, 07:53 PM
Diane Birch: Magic View

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTxv_XgsUXA&amp;hd=1" target="_blank">
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTxv_XgsUXA&amp;hd=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTxv_XgsUXA&hd=1)

Miked
29-04-2012, 07:55 PM
Richie Kotzen: Remember


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I1FnNSbjN8

Voon
01-05-2012, 05:49 AM
Listening to this... For the guitar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2op5hiWxzsc

Voon
01-05-2012, 05:50 AM
Also, anyone know Italian and get what this guy's saying?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGSXWN7UwAQ

Voon
02-05-2012, 04:59 PM
I've just remembered what I used to listen before I wiped out the library in my iPod. Oh, yes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBRXGFcsrMg&ob=av2e

DiamondDog
02-05-2012, 06:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsbQBIMJ4dk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URPVxjyIkjY

After the day I've had, this is exactly what was needed. Radio 1 all day will drain the life out of you.

(one vid per post? what's that all about)

Lambchops
02-05-2012, 07:07 PM
After the day I've had, this is exactly what was needed. Radio 1 all day will drain the life out of you.


Probably marginally preferable to the Radio 1/Heart combo! That said it does sometimes get broken up by Kisstory, which I find is mostly a guilty pleasure (90's garage is apparantly slightly better than I remember!), plus I get to piss people off with some meandering Spotify playlists! Oh and you can't go wrong with some Jeremy Vine at lunchtime they always manage to get some enjoyable eejits phoning in.

Turns out the favourite one of my record store day purchases wasn't actually any of the RSD exclusives but an on sale Okkervil River single. This is gorgeous.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQqfPkz2kYk

DiamondDog
02-05-2012, 07:33 PM
It's either Radio 1 or Radio 2 where I work. Radio 2 is preferable to my ears because there is always the chance of getting the classics. Although you do run the risk of Michael Buble levels of MOR. Although really with any radio it's the constant repetition of songs that wears me down. If it's on the top playlist you'll hear something about 5 times a day for weeks on end!

Anyway, please excuse me, this is just what I needed...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fJgMW8Ur0s

Between Okkervil and Nick, I think I'll be alright. /melodrama

Kaira-
02-05-2012, 07:35 PM
I just realized that this music style is actually called "schlager" (well, actually this would be more of rock and schlager than pure schlager) in English. Live and learn.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUQnnSmq00c

Flint
02-05-2012, 08:11 PM
I realise it's probably not the cool thing to do but oh I do so love Chumbawamba, and especially the early 90s-early 00s period of theirs, with all that deliciously cunning, anarchistic and pop-a-licious pop. Still need to fill some gaps in the discography but finally got the Shhh/Slap double-package re-release some time ago and Shhh especially is just such good stuff.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu6h90y5-Mw

The JG Man
04-05-2012, 06:38 AM
I've given the new Tenacious D album (http://soundcloud.com/tenaciousd/sets) a listen to a few times. It's alright, I guess. Nothing that makes me go "Holy crap, THE DDDDDDDDDD". Compositionally, they're fine, but they seem to lack...something. I'm not entirely sure what.

Anyhow as of right now during another night of staying up and doing work, I've been managing to somehow put a smile on my face listening to this.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CTYymbbEL4

Drawn to listening to it, of course, because I'm writing about 2001. Regardless, Kubrick was excellent with his musical picks and this is no exception. As someone who enjoys classical music, but doesn't listen to it regularly, it's just quite pleasant to have some on every so often...and pretend to conduct the orchestra at times. It's the little things.

EDIT: Regarding the radio stations, I usually have mine set to Radio 2; there's a decent combo of new music with some good old stuff thrown in for good measure. I do like listening to the rock segments on 1, but I can never remember when they're on and I don't feel like it's worth the risk of listening to anything else on there. Urgh. Radio 1. Hurr.

That being said, it's quite nice every so often to just turn on 6 Music and see what they're up to. Lauren Laverne's late-morning slot is good and I actually really like Craig Charles' slot too, which doubles up nicely when he replaces Janice Long on the midnight-and-after slot on Radio 2.

Lambchops
04-05-2012, 09:51 AM
I've given the new Tenacious D album (http://soundcloud.com/tenaciousd/sets) a listen to a few times. It's alright, I guess. Nothing that makes me go "Holy crap, THE DDDDDDDDDD". Compositionally, they're fine, but they seem to lack...something. I'm not entirely sure what.


I always think my fondness for the first Tenacious D album is rooted in the fact I was just the right age for that sort of thing when it came out (plus it did ROCK!). Always end up listening to it if one of their songs crops up on shuffle and I still remember pretty much all the lyrics.

Lilliput King
04-05-2012, 11:59 AM
6music really is worth checking out, it's a good station. I used to listen to XFM, and still do when only analogue radios are available, but there isn't much to that station at this point. The playlist is pretty much just the latest Kasabian record, particularly that newest single. You know, the one that sounds like drunken karaoke by some northern geez who's forgotten the words but long since ceased to care.

alms
04-05-2012, 03:14 PM
I'm totally under the spell of this song:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEAKJw8Cz1c

Voon
04-05-2012, 03:14 PM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Ah!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBmueYJ0VhA
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Ah!

Kaira-
04-05-2012, 03:35 PM
This is some sweet progressive rock. Or whatever you call it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkLwzQzN6m8

Dubbill
04-05-2012, 07:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BptQHAW2T5M

Fumarole
04-05-2012, 11:29 PM
I'll be listening to Beastie Boys the whole weekend no doubt.


ಥ_ಥ

Lambchops
05-05-2012, 01:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BptQHAW2T5M

You beat me to this. RIP MCA with your "beard like a billy goat."

i feel more Beastie Boys music is called for:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i1iGa96GYM

So many amazing musicians passing away this year.

Voon
05-05-2012, 04:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qORYO0atB6g

RIP Adam

DiamondDog
05-05-2012, 11:59 AM
Abiding memory of the Beastie Boy's is getting a pasting from my older brother because I was constantly sneaking into his room and taking Hello Nasty to listen to after I heard him playing it. I got pretty obsessed with that album and it's still my favourite of all their music

It was just so stunningly different to anything I was listening to as a kid. Not just that it was my first taste of hip-hop but the way it moved through different styles and blended together with weird interludes. I take that stuff for granted now but back then anything that wasn't from the charts felt very alien. It was different to how I viewed what my dad played, because I just treated that as 'dad music'. Hearing my brother playing something so weird was fascinating to me. Yeah, and that artwork.

Think I need to thank my brother for buying that album!

The JG Man
05-05-2012, 12:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qORYO0atB6g&amp;ob=av3e

I wouldn't say I was a massive fan of the Beastie Boys, but I can't think of a single song of theirs I've heard that I haven't enjoyed. That's pretty good going. Despite that, I felt pretty gutted when hearing the news. At the time, watching Intergalactic was just the coolest thing ever.

Fumarole
05-05-2012, 03:22 PM
Two friends and I sang this at a karaoke bar in December. Easily my favorite of theirs.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEM3dW2oWW4

Snakejuice
05-05-2012, 11:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqiePnTXpNE

I'll just leave this here for now..

cosmicolor
05-05-2012, 11:51 PM
Right now? This:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X8-Y4Cx5tc

sabrage
06-05-2012, 05:04 AM
[VSnares]
If you ever get a chance to see that guy live... I'm gonna recommend that you don't. I'm pretty sure my hearing problems stem specifically from seeing Venetian Snares.

Voon
06-05-2012, 05:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prGJEYGhSEM

Snakejuice
06-05-2012, 03:04 PM
If you ever get a chance to see that guy live... I'm gonna recommend that you don't. I'm pretty sure my hearing problems stem specifically from seeing Venetian Snares.

ALWAYS keep earplugs ready at any live concert. Or are you talking so-loud-i-dont-even-notice-i-got-earplugs? :)

laneford
06-05-2012, 07:03 PM
For the last few days mostly this. To quote James Richardson:

Woof.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=XvLAKrVbCBM&amp;hd=1

Snakejuice
06-05-2012, 10:32 PM
[awesome video]

It's the Dead Space guy!

Voon
07-05-2012, 05:11 AM
More from The Shins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkITsv3Nk6M

laneford
07-05-2012, 11:25 AM
More from The Shins


What do you think of the new record? Shiny and good, or boring?

Voon
07-05-2012, 12:48 PM
Port of Morrow? Eh, too early to tell. I've heard just about two tracks from it and I find Rifle's Spiral to quite an amazing track. Simple Song's okay, if you ask me.

sabrage
07-05-2012, 03:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_tFjQIC63Q

laneford
07-05-2012, 04:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_tFjQIC63Q

I have been really enjoying that record all week. Good shout sir.

sabrage
07-05-2012, 04:51 PM
Agreed, Breton is pure excellence. I usually flit between new music pretty rapidly but I've been coming back to this quite a bit as well.

DiamondDog
07-05-2012, 06:04 PM
Shackleton delivers again.

Edit: Removed. So that's why there are no Shackleton vids on youtube. Oh well!

Also, I think Beneath is a guy to keep your eye on. Could be worth the hype. He's just done a FACT mix:

http://www.factmag.com/2012/05/07/fact-mix-328-beneath/

Berzee
07-05-2012, 08:55 PM
I am listening to this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvL8kcFLOrY

AlonePlusEasyTarget
08-05-2012, 01:27 AM
Can anyone recommend more songs like this?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYESiul_QCg

Lambchops
08-05-2012, 07:12 PM
Until a friend mentioned it to me the release of the new DJ Format album passed me entirely by. So thus I immediately went to listening (Music for the Mature B Boy was the first hip hop album I ever bought, having previously unfairly dismissed the genre, and probably did a lot to shape my tastes).

Anyway it's sounding good on first listen, here's a song with the ever excellent Edan on the mic.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYJtqzwF8wg

Lambchops
08-05-2012, 07:17 PM
In addition to the above another thing I love about Format is that he always has excellent guests whose music is a pleasure to delve into. I discovered Ugly Duckling, Aspects, Abdominal, Nostalgia 77 and tHe Fantastics! through his albums and mixes. This time round I'm definitely eager to find more from Sureshot La Rock, who I'd never heard before but is rather excellent on the album;


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaRuDL_qDXM

laneford
08-05-2012, 10:27 PM
That shackleton song is ace. Nice and dark.

laneford
08-05-2012, 10:56 PM
Also, whilst I'm here, I'm excited about the new Aesop Rock album coming out soon if this song is anything to go by.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkSLvrLRwKc

Lambchops
10-05-2012, 09:54 PM
I don't know how Girl Talk (http://illegal-art.net/girltalk/) had passed me by up to now. Glorious, spot the sample pop culture mash up nonsense and most importantly sounds bloody excellent. Has just put a bloody big smile on my face. i would happily spend a night in a club where somebody just thought, "fuck it I can't be arsed" and stuck this sort of stuff on.

Kannaaashi
11-05-2012, 03:15 AM
plugged my ear with this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwuy4hHO3YQ

Juan Carlo
11-05-2012, 05:40 AM
I just discovered this transgendered harpist called "Baby Dee" who is pretty awesome. She has this song called "When I get Home" which is like the single most heart rending song about domestic abuse I've ever heard. Unfortunately, the only version I could find on youtube is an Andrew WK cover which isn't very good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pceaPlCT5aw

But definitely give her a listen if you like Antony and the Johnsons. They have a similar sound:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRTqjLJ3g-o&amp;feature=related

Kadayi
11-05-2012, 08:11 AM
The bird and the Bee - Polite song: -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhDVSiidt_4

Voon
11-05-2012, 08:29 AM
Been listening to a few Ave Maria variations at the moment. And I found this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAk94AIYwAk

tossrStu
11-05-2012, 09:54 AM
I just discovered this transgendered harpist called "Baby Dee" who is pretty awesome.

She's good, but I think I preferred her earlier work to be honest.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wt1nvsoKno

Voon
12-05-2012, 05:31 PM
So, I've been devouring The Shins' latest album a few days ago and found most of the tracks to be quite soothing. Relaxing enough to listen after a hard day's work or just chilling out in a cafe, somewhere. But there are a few soundtracks that may lift your spirits up and possibly will get stuck in your head, fast. Here's one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po0NF2HssIk&ob=av2n

Flint
12-05-2012, 08:49 PM
I found the new Shins one a bit disappointing. Rifle's Spiral and Simple Song are brilliant but the rest of the album doesn't come even close, and particularly the second half is a major letdown (though I quite enjoy the title track). It's an enjoyable album but more of the sort of thing you enjoy putting on the background than actively focus on.

I've been recently very much enjoying the new Guillemots album Hello Land!, the first of four (!!!!!) new ones this year. And y'know, I believe they can pull that feat off successfully. Last year's Walk the River was an amazing album and a genuine rebirth for the band after Red's messiness (which I admittedly enjoy). This new one continues on that same excellent path. Wonderfully atmospheric and moody, with some gorgeous musical passages. Each album is supposed to represent a season and while this is supposed to be spring, it feels a lot more autumn-y. But it's still very, very good. Such a shame that they don't really get much notice anymore, too many people were so burnt by Red after their expectations were set high by Through the Windowpane (which admittedly is one of the greatest albums ever made) that looks like no one bothers to give these guys another chance. Shame. Bloody excited for the other new albums now.

And I managed to even grab a signed postcard by being one of the first 100 to order the new album! Alongside an additional copy to give to a friend. Fantastic surprise there.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t1tC4OOkQc

Kaira-
12-05-2012, 09:04 PM
Just found this post-rock band from Russia, but I am already in love. Brilliant stuff.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1FwO2piGLA

Voon
13-05-2012, 08:49 AM
Come... Come and venture deep into the human mind and explore imagination, insanity, 60's cartoons and old B-grade sci-fi flicks accompanied by the sound of bugles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1s0jk6eOVo


I found the new Shins one a bit disappointing. Rifle's Spiral and Simple Song are brilliant but the rest of the album doesn't come even close, and particularly the second half is a major letdown (though I quite enjoy the title track). It's an enjoyable album but more of the sort of thing you enjoy putting on the background than actively focus on.

Well that's basically how I felt about it a when I heard Port of Morrow after Rifle's Spiral. The second half gets noticibly slower and more relaxed than the first (and some felt a bit lackluster in comparison). But, yeah. It's still enjoyable.