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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.

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13 comments

  1. cfabbro (edited ) Link
    I have been listening to a lot of Japanese music lately thanks to Bauke and Deimos' suggestions from a few weeks ago. My favorites so far have been: Hitorie, whose singer, wowaka, recently passed...

    I have been listening to a lot of Japanese music lately thanks to Bauke and Deimos' suggestions from a few weeks ago. My favorites so far have been:

    Hitorie, whose singer, wowaka, recently passed away :( - Youtube song - Spotify

    Galneryus, whose guitarist, Syu, is absolutely incredible - Spotify

    Ling tosite sigure. They have a rock music, anime intro vibe I really like. - Spotify

    Yunomi, whose song was submitted yesterday by synergy-unsterile - Spotify

    edit - Bauke just gave me another good one like Yunomi:
    YUC'e - youtube song - spotify

    4 votes
  2. [3]
    Deimos Link
    Probably a little more on the electronic side of things for me lately: Kiez Beats put out their Synthwave, Vol. 6 compilation album recently (should also be available on Spotify, etc.). Their...

    Probably a little more on the electronic side of things for me lately:

    Kiez Beats put out their Synthwave, Vol. 6 compilation album recently (should also be available on Spotify, etc.). Their compilations always have a really good variety of different synthwave artists and styles, so I've been meandering my way around through a lot of artists that this one led me to.

    Seven Lions put out Ophelia Volume 1 about a month ago. I'm not sure if any of the tracks on it are new, but I hadn't heard some of them.

    A couple of game soundtrack - both the Epitasis soundtrack by Funk Fiction and the Katana ZERO soundtrack by (mostly) LudoWic and Bill Kiley have been getting a lot of plays.

    4 votes
    1. [2]
      Bishop Link Parent
      Do you get into synth-pop at all? If so I have an underground fella you might want to check out. If so - Milam Bardo Met him on a music making Discord. I like his stuff! Try to plug him where I...

      Do you get into synth-pop at all? If so I have an underground fella you might want to check out.

      If so - Milam Bardo

      Met him on a music making Discord. I like his stuff! Try to plug him where I can. I think he made some Top 10 list of mine last year that I posted here.

      2 votes
      1. Deimos Link Parent
        It's not something I listen to a lot, but sometimes. Thanks for the suggestion, I like this No Reasons track and will definitely need to listen to more of his stuff.

        It's not something I listen to a lot, but sometimes. Thanks for the suggestion, I like this No Reasons track and will definitely need to listen to more of his stuff.

        2 votes
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    TooFewColours Link
    My chart First time I'd heard Minutemen's 'Double Nickels on the Dime', I was pretty reluctant because of it's punk label, but it was actually a lot of fun. Great lyrics, packed with ideas. I only...

    My chart

    First time I'd heard Minutemen's 'Double Nickels on the Dime', I was pretty reluctant because of it's punk label, but it was actually a lot of fun. Great lyrics, packed with ideas. I only wish it was condensed to about half the length.

    Same could be said about Vampire Weekend's new album. 60 minutes of Vampire Weekend and you're covering a lot of the same ground. It might have been a really cute half hour piece. 'Modern Vampires' did twice as much in almost half the time.

    'Hiding Places' is an easy current AotY for me, everyone should go listen to it.

    Big Theif's new album kind of washed over me, but it sounded like something that needed a lot of unpicking. A much more intelligent and ambitious record from a band I already really admire. Looking forward to hearing it again with some more focus.

    Swordfishtrombones and Voodoo are classics.

    2 votes
    1. [3]
      Kill_Me_Now_World Link Parent
      Can you recommend any modern jazz/rock albums to dive into? I've been really liking Motorpsycho and am still digging through their albums.

      Can you recommend any modern jazz/rock albums to dive into? I've been really liking Motorpsycho and am still digging through their albums.

      1 vote
      1. TooFewColours Link Parent
        I'm not really the guy to talk to about rock, although I've really grown into Car Seat Headrest's stuff just recently. All three of the artists in 'boygenius' are also new favourites of mine, if...

        I'm not really the guy to talk to about rock, although I've really grown into Car Seat Headrest's stuff just recently. All three of the artists in 'boygenius' are also new favourites of mine, if you don't mind slower/sadder stuff. The boygenius EP is super tight, but Bridger's 'Stranger in the Alps' and Dacus's 'No Burden' are great too.

        Modern jazz is mostly Hip Hop stuff, which I love. Takuya Kuroda is a japanese artist I really enjoy. Very easy to just put on - I tend to play his stuff when working with others, and always get enthusiastic comments on it.

        Otherwise, the flagship of jazz at the moment is, for better or for worse, Kamasi Washington. If you're new to him, 'Harmony of Difference' is just half an hour, and very easy to listen to. It's more 'composed' than jazz ought to be (imo), but that makes it very accessible. From that, 'The Epic' is three hours of Kamasi so you can't complain. He's guilty of trying to make everything sound, well, epic, and it's getting a little old now, but if it's all new to you then it's a really exciting listen.

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      2. Whom (edited ) Link Parent
        Did you mean "jazz or rock" or "jazz rock"? For the latter, if you're diving into Motorpsycho you're likely to miss their entry in the In the Fishtank series, collaborating with Jaga Jazzist for a...

        Did you mean "jazz or rock" or "jazz rock"? For the latter, if you're diving into Motorpsycho you're likely to miss their entry in the In the Fishtank series, collaborating with Jaga Jazzist for a really cool lil project.

        There's also Diamonds & Dynamite by Donna Grantis from March of this year. I can't say I'm a fan, but it's certainly a competent example of the genre and has a bit of buzz in certain circles.

        Oh, and Budos Band V also from this year isn't quite jazz-rock but it's certainly hanging out in that area, lots of jazz, funk, and rock mixed in there...it's also one of the better releases this year :)

        1 vote
  4. Bishop Link
    COLTER 👏 WALL 👏 AND ALSO 👏 TRASH RAP 👏 colter wall I was walking my apathetic ass down the street after my therapy thingamajig today just singing this at the top of my lungs. Can’t get enough of...

    COLTER 👏 WALL 👏 AND ALSO 👏 TRASH RAP 👏

    colter wall I was walking my apathetic ass down the street after my therapy thingamajig today just singing this at the top of my lungs. Can’t get enough of this boy.

    Also.

    i spilt lean on my pants. life suck oh well true dat

    ALSO also

    This is my favorite non-rap song from a rapper thus far. Easily one of the best songs I’ve heard come out of 2019 so far.

    This dude is dummy underground and deserves so much recognition. I recommend all of you check him out.

    “doll” x Shrimp

    Like honestly. There are very few people on the scene right now (in general) that I would want to make a song with. This dude is definitely at the higher echelons of my “ideal collab” list. Others being Brown Bird, Colter Wall, Fish Narc, Yawns, døves, Cody Jinks

    1 vote
  5. boredop (edited ) Link
    Yesterday I pulled out a couple of big band jazz CDs from my stash of free promos I get from work. Ron Carter and the WDR Big Band - My Personal Songbook - Legendary bassist Ron Carter performing...

    Yesterday I pulled out a couple of big band jazz CDs from my stash of free promos I get from work.

    Ron Carter and the WDR Big Band - My Personal Songbook - Legendary bassist Ron Carter performing with one of the best European big bands in 2015, playing arrangements of his own compositions. After listening to this I'm in disbelief that it didn't make ANY of the year end lists of best jazz from that year.

    Terraza Big Band - One Day Wonder - A 2019 release from a group of top players here in NYC with a monthly gig in Queens, performing mostly original music by the co-leaders Edward Perez and Michael Thomas.

    1 vote
  6. tunneljumper Link
    World Wide W.E.B. by L.O.T.I.O.N. An eclectic mix of power electronics, industrial, and punk aesthetic. the singles from *Weeping Choir by Full of Hell. My favorite grindcore band is releasing a...

    World Wide W.E.B. by L.O.T.I.O.N. An eclectic mix of power electronics, industrial, and punk aesthetic.

    the singles from *Weeping Choir by Full of Hell. My favorite grindcore band is releasing a new album next week and I am beyond psyched.

    Life Metal by sunn O))). The titans of drone return with the best-sounding album I've ever heard from a down-tuned guitar.

  7. jgb Link
    Animal Collective's 'In The Flowers'. Repeatedly. It might just be a perfect song.

    Animal Collective's 'In The Flowers'. Repeatedly. It might just be a perfect song.