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What have you been listening to this week?

What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

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24 comments

  1. [3]
    simplify
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    I've been listening to the stuff I usually listen to as of late, but I'm doing it in a different manner. I recently signed up for Apple Music. I was sort of inspired to do so due to the whole...

    I've been listening to the stuff I usually listen to as of late, but I'm doing it in a different manner. I recently signed up for Apple Music. I was sort of inspired to do so due to the whole Spotify drama that's going down, as I've been playing with the idea of giving a music streaming service a try. I signed up for 6 months of Apple Music for free and have been using it rather than PlexAmp, which I use to stream my own library. So far, I really like it. I like that they have curated playlists based on themes. The other day, I did dishes while listening to a 90s hip hop mix. A streaming service like Apple Music gives me the ability to listen to whatever in the moment, while I can use my personal library in Plex for the stuff I really love.

    As for actual music, I've really been into Magdalena Bay's latest album Mercurial World recently. It's synthpop, electropop, dance, with a female vocalist. Really fun stuff. I highly recommend watching the video for the song Secrets (Your Fire). It has an "early internet" theme to the video. The song gets stuck in my head a lot. Enjoy!

    7 votes
    1. [2]
      kfwyre
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      Mercurial World is so good, and while I don't put too much stock in popular opinion, I'm genuinely thrilled that it seems to be getting the recognition it deserves. I've listened to the closing...

      Mercurial World is so good, and while I don't put too much stock in popular opinion, I'm genuinely thrilled that it seems to be getting the recognition it deserves.

      I've listened to the closing track, "The Beginning", more times than I can count.

      3 votes
      1. simplify
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        And if you listen to the album in full, and set it to repeat, "The Beginning" transitions back into the opening song, "The End." Pop on some headphones and listen to "The Beginning" turn around to...

        And if you listen to the album in full, and set it to repeat, "The Beginning" transitions back into the opening song, "The End." Pop on some headphones and listen to "The Beginning" turn around to "The End" and take a read of the lyrics for "The End" ...

        Matt! Matt! Wake up!
        I was thinking about how there's no true end to anything.
        Everything comes from and goes to the same place:
        Nowhere!
        So, if the beginning is the end, and the end is the beginning, then what's the end anyway?
        Does that help you sleep better?
        Like the rosy haze of an apocalypse sky, or the comfort inside of a lie?

        3 votes
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    FutureSilver
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    I've been jammin to We Don't Talk About Bruno recently it's good

    I've been jammin to We Don't Talk About Bruno recently it's good

    4 votes
    1. Rudism
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      Here I was, thinking that I had finally gotten that out of my head, but even just reading the name of it is enough to resurrect the earworm.

      Here I was, thinking that I had finally gotten that out of my head, but even just reading the name of it is enough to resurrect the earworm.

      3 votes
  3. grtcdr
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    Ludovico Einaudi, Hans Zimmer and The Marías.

    Ludovico Einaudi, Hans Zimmer and The Marías.

    4 votes
  4. gome
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    Cocteau Twins I recently started listening to their album Four-Calendar Café, and my favorite tracks from it are Bluebeard and Summerhead. Nick Drake Pink Moon is probably my favorite album from...

    Cocteau Twins

    Nick Drake

    • Pink Moon is probably my favorite album from the 1970s. Every song on it is good, but I'll specifically link Place to Be.

    Snail's House

    • I found this while browsing someone's soundcloud page that I had found on a tilde site. They had shared Cosmic Love, which I thought had a really cool kick drum pattern. I've been listening to a lot of their other tracks since then.
    4 votes
  5. [3]
    SunriseMojo
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    If you like psychedelic rock, you might like this album: Lastryko - Sesje (Full Album 2022) It's all instrumental, and the drums are very intricate.

    If you like psychedelic rock, you might like this album:

    Lastryko - Sesje (Full Album 2022)

    It's all instrumental, and the drums are very intricate.

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      Deimos
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      Thanks, I'm really enjoying this album. If you don't already know them, you'd probably also like this band/album: Ozric Tentacles - Space for the Earth. It's one of my favorite recent psych-rock...

      Thanks, I'm really enjoying this album.

      If you don't already know them, you'd probably also like this band/album: Ozric Tentacles - Space for the Earth. It's one of my favorite recent psych-rock albums.

      2 votes
      1. SunriseMojo
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        I listened to the whole thing this week. My favorite track is ‘Space for the Earth’ - the flute player is goin WILD. I also like the track ‘Blooperdome’. I had never heard of Ozric Tentacles. It’s...

        I listened to the whole thing this week. My favorite track is ‘Space for the Earth’ - the flute player is goin WILD.

        I also like the track ‘Blooperdome’. I had never heard of Ozric Tentacles. It’s so awesome they’ve been making albums since 1989!

        Just bein funky in their own zone.

        2 votes
  6. Rudism
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    I recently learned that Nightwish released a re-master of their 2004 symphonic metal masterpiece Once last year, so I've been listening to that a lot, further cementing it as probably my...

    I recently learned that Nightwish released a re-master of their 2004 symphonic metal masterpiece Once last year, so I've been listening to that a lot, further cementing it as probably my most-listened-to album of all time.

    3 votes
  7. [2]
    knocklessmonster
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    I've been listening to Archspire. All of their albums are fairly consistent in tone, solid quality if you want to listen to technical death metal. Oddly, I was never really into death metal, but...

    I've been listening to Archspire. All of their albums are fairly consistent in tone, solid quality if you want to listen to technical death metal. Oddly, I was never really into death metal, but there's something I just enjoy about this band, probably somewhere between the melodic guitar and seemingly inhuman drumming (the only "trick" the drummer uses is kick triggers). It seems like a band I shouldn't like, but I'm listening to it in the same way I would Meshuggah, I guess, even if they're radically different bands.

    3 votes
    1. inwardpath
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      Maybe the best tech death available, and I think it's because they have good songwriting which prevents their incredible technicality from becoming a gimmick

      Maybe the best tech death available, and I think it's because they have good songwriting which prevents their incredible technicality from becoming a gimmick

      2 votes
  8. beanie
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    Jungkook of BTS sings covers and tried to make a song on some of his vlives. It's nice to see the song writing process and it's reassuring to see talented people struggle (as in, things don't come...

    Jungkook of BTS sings covers and tried to make a song on some of his vlives. It's nice to see the song writing process and it's reassuring to see talented people struggle (as in, things don't come easy to them as the media can portray and people are self-conscious, yet still put themselves out there). Also, it's very intimate and he has a very nice voice.

    2 votes
  9. [4]
    NoblePath
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    This is more of a question. From slashdot: Does anyone know what the author is referring to?

    This is more of a question.

    From slashdot:

    A lot of musicians around the world — especially in Los Angeles and London — are conducting a bold dialogue between jazz and other contemporary styles. They are even bringing jazz back as dance music

    Does anyone know what the author is referring to?

    2 votes
    1. [2]
      cfabbro
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      The article that quote is from doesn't really shed much light on who the author is specifically referring to: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/01/old-music-killing-new-music/621339/...

      The article that quote is from doesn't really shed much light on who the author is specifically referring to:
      https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/01/old-music-killing-new-music/621339/

      But if I had to guess, it's probably in reference to the growing wave of indie nu-jazz and jazz-fusion musicians/bands who have a more EDM inspired style. E.g. Too Many Zooz, Moon Hooch, MEUTE, The Comet is Coming, Manu Delago, etc.

      3 votes
      1. NoblePath
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        Wow thanks. That’s some hot takes there.

        Wow thanks. That’s some hot takes there.

        1 vote
    2. onyxleopard
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      I don’t know what they are referring to, but I know there is a variety of EDM called Electro-Swing that takes a lot of cues from Swing and Jazz (often directly mixing tracks from the previous...

      I don’t know what they are referring to, but I know there is a variety of EDM called Electro-Swing that takes a lot of cues from Swing and Jazz (often directly mixing tracks from the previous century with contemporary percussion). Apple Music has a curated Electro-Swing Essentials playlist. I’d say one of my favorite EDM/Lounge artists who incorporates Jazz and Blues is Parov Stelar. Here are a few tracks, specifically:

      1 vote
  10. inwardpath
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    I'll list my recent bandcamp Friday purchases, typically these are items that have been on heavy rotation or are highly-anticipated by me: Havasu | Pedro The Lion Traveler | Traveler Desolate...
    2 votes
  11. onyxleopard
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    Heard about a Kiwi band called The Beths. Started listening to their 2020 album Jump Rope Gazers.

    Heard about a Kiwi band called The Beths. Started listening to their 2020 album Jump Rope Gazers.

    2 votes
  12. UntouchedWagons
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    I finally got a data plan so I made a spotify account to listen to music while I drive and also to find new music and while there's a lot of dross I did find some songs I liked: The Gap by...

    I finally got a data plan so I made a spotify account to listen to music while I drive and also to find new music and while there's a lot of dross I did find some songs I liked:

    • The Gap by Thompson Twins
    • Just Another Day by Oingo Boingo (what a name)
    • Talking In Your Sleep by The Romantics
    • She Talks In Stereo by Gary Myrick and The Figures

    I do feel like I've hit another wall as the daily mixes appear to be all the same songs I've already heard.

    1 vote
  13. PrancingPony
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    Lots of Sparks and Broken Social Scene

    Lots of Sparks and Broken Social Scene

    1 vote
  14. elcuello
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    White Lies - Am I Really Going To Die popped up on my recommended list and holy shit it slaps! Haven't listened to them in years and had no expectations whatsoever. That bass and the...

    White Lies - Am I Really Going To Die popped up on my recommended list and holy shit it slaps! Haven't listened to them in years and had no expectations whatsoever. That bass and the Morrissey-eque chorus really brings it together. I've linked to the extended version because I feel the intro is important to the song.

    In a completely different genre I was recommended Night Crowned newest album Hädanfärd and I already know it's gonna be one of my favorite albums this years. The aggression in his voice mixed with speedy drums and melodic pieces scattered around in a dark Scandinavian ambience is just amazing. Also I love it's in Swedish.

    1 vote