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:
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I'm mostly listening to Hiromi and other jazz musicians she's played with. I might be a little obsessed. We bought tickets for an upcoming show.
Here are some performances I like:
The Tom and Jerry Show. Not sure what to call this, but it's less than 3 minutes long, so it's a good place to start. An earlier performance with wilder hair.
Kaleidoscope. This one sounds to me like techno played on a piano.
Billie's Bounce. Dual pianos with Michel Camilo. It's fun to see how they go back and forth taking turns. It gets intense. (It's 12 bar blues, but if you're not already familiar with the song they're improvising on you're not going to learn the tune, so maybe listen to this guitar version first for a more recognizable form of it and some more normal improvisation.)
I've been listening to less accordion music lately, but YouTube suggested a song by a Ukrainian musician named Roman Andrukhiv. He did an excellent cover of New Country, a song by French jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. (It has a bit of an EDM crossed with country music feel to it.) He also did a nice jazz cover of Steve Wonder's Isn't She Lovely.
I guess I'm slowly diving through Luke Vibert's discography. While Aphex Twin was making well... whatever he was, Luke was sort of right next to him making the cleanest acid techno and break-based drum and bass, among other related genres. Lover's Acid is a solid example his acid techno, and what I've been jamming the past couple of days. Hilariously, I downloaded it by accident getting Aphex Twin's Analord on the seven seas (you can't buy them since Rephlex closed down), and it's great.
Same person, different name, Plug's Drum 'n' Bass for Papa is beautifully crafted, not remotely chaotic example of 90s DnB, not pushing the boundaries of speed, but of what can be pleasant to listen to.
This week's listens: https://imgur.com/p0bpTgn