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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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22 comments

  1. [6]
    mat Link
    I have been mostly listening to Heilung's new album, Futha which is more of the folk/trance/shamanist/metal whatever it is they do so well. Ignore the trappings of Black Metal (including being on...

    I have been mostly listening to Heilung's new album, Futha which is more of the folk/trance/shamanist/metal whatever it is they do so well. Ignore the trappings of Black Metal (including being on Season of Mist) because they're really nothing like that.

    I have also put some time in with Lealani's album Fantastic Planet which is some nice fresh electronicy noises which has been fun but it's probably not going to make any of my long-term playlists.

    Oh, and the ever-great Nadia Rose has a new single kicking around which I've been very much enjoying.

    I should mention that I've also, reluctantly because it's on the playlist at my daytime-listening radio station, been listening to Jarvis Cocker's awful JARV.IS project which sounds like a 14-year old who is Very Clever And Insightful wrote the lyrics. I don't normally mind bad music but this is bad music which is extremely catchy and it's been in my head a lot. Very annoying.

    I'm vaguely trying to see if I like Super Natural Psycho but I think I just like one of their singles rather than much else.

    4 votes
    1. [3]
      ReapersGale Link Parent
      Saw Heilung at Wacken last year and damn was that an experience. Usually I can feel the energy of the crowd, the pit and the band (assuming they actually want to be there and are in their element)...

      Saw Heilung at Wacken last year and damn was that an experience. Usually I can feel the energy of the crowd, the pit and the band (assuming they actually want to be there and are in their element) - with Heilung all I could feel was them, like roiling raw energy from the stage that swept all else away.

      2 votes
      1. mat Link Parent
        Oh man, I'd love to see them live. They played relatively near me last year but going would have meant leaving my wife on her own with a then five-week-old baby for a weekend so I decided not to....

        Oh man, I'd love to see them live. They played relatively near me last year but going would have meant leaving my wife on her own with a then five-week-old baby for a weekend so I decided not to. I'm sure they'll be back around at some point.

        2 votes
      2. elcuello Link Parent
        Saw them at Copenhell a couple of weeks ago and it blew me away. The best concert all festival no contest. I got the same feeling during. When the show was over everybody just looked stunned...

        Saw them at Copenhell a couple of weeks ago and it blew me away. The best concert all festival no contest. I got the same feeling during. When the show was over everybody just looked stunned around and nobody knew what the fuck just happened. It was amazing.

        2 votes
    2. [2]
      rmgr Link Parent
      I keep meaning to give Heilung a go. YouTube is dead set that I should hear their music but I never get around to clicking on their videos. I think I'll pick up a copy of the album from bandcamp.....

      I keep meaning to give Heilung a go. YouTube is dead set that I should hear their music but I never get around to clicking on their videos. I think I'll pick up a copy of the album from bandcamp.. That should force me to give the album a good listen!

      2 votes
      1. mat Link Parent
        Lifa, the live album (available on YT), is probably the best way to start but they're definitely worth checking out however you end up doing it.

        Lifa, the live album (available on YT), is probably the best way to start but they're definitely worth checking out however you end up doing it.

  2. ntgg Link
    here is my spotitude for the last 4 weeks. Now that I am done my summer semester I have been somewhat trying to catch up with the new stuff that came out over the summer. I am really liking ZUU by...

    here is my spotitude for the last 4 weeks. Now that I am done my summer semester I have been somewhat trying to catch up with the new stuff that came out over the summer. I am really liking ZUU by Denzel Curry and IGOR by Tyler the Creator. This month is also pretty exciting, as later this month I am going to a TWRP & The Protomen concert, and the new Chance album is coming out! so in my excitement I have been listening to a lot of those people's songs. Also, if anyone has any songs with the same "vibe" as busted from Phineas and Ferb, I need to find more songs like it.

    3 votes
  3. [4]
    Neverland (edited ) Link
    To change things up a bit, I'm going to post a few songs which have given me goosebumps recently. Black Out Days - Phantogram The Malkin Jewel - The Mars Volta Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound...

    To change things up a bit, I'm going to post a few songs which have given me goosebumps recently.

    Black Out Days - Phantogram

    The Malkin Jewel - The Mars Volta

    Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound - The Mars Volta

    Little Wing - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    Got any songs that give you goosebumps? I'd love to give them a listen.

    edit: I should add that the two Mars Volta songs don't have that effect on me until about half way through.

    2 votes
    1. [2]
      mat Link Parent
      Your first track reminds me of something super-goosebumpy I was linked to this week - London Grammar covering Wicked Game (sorry, it's not on song link) Hannah Reid's voice is amazing and makes me...

      Your first track reminds me of something super-goosebumpy I was linked to this week - London Grammar covering Wicked Game (sorry, it's not on song link)

      Hannah Reid's voice is amazing and makes me all wobbly.

      2 votes
      1. Neverland Link Parent
        Oh wow! That's a great cover, thanks. Worked on me immediately. The original is goosebumpy as well. That's one of the few covers I ever learned to play. I get goosey singing it.

        Oh wow! That's a great cover, thanks. Worked on me immediately. The original is goosebumpy as well. That's one of the few covers I ever learned to play. I get goosey singing it.

        1 vote
  4. ammut Link
    I recently found I enjoyed melodic electronic music and began listening to The Glitch Mob's "Drink the Sea". Its not very heavy compared to other electronic artists and is great to write code to.

    I recently found I enjoyed melodic electronic music and began listening to The Glitch Mob's "Drink the Sea". Its not very heavy compared to other electronic artists and is great to write code to.

    2 votes
  5. [3]
    knocklessmonster (edited ) Link
    I completely missed MC Frontalot's new album, "Net Split, or the Fathomless Heartbreak of Online Itself" when it came out in March. I've been putting it on frequently this week. His albums follow...

    I completely missed MC Frontalot's new album, "Net Split, or the Fathomless Heartbreak of Online Itself" when it came out in March. I've been putting it on frequently this week. His albums follow themes (something I just caught on to), and this one is largely about the culture of the internet for better or worse (generally worse). It has some great moments, like a terrible skit with Anita Sarkeesian, Quelle Chris doing a verse as a conservative blogger on an acoustic version of Front's "I Hate Your Blog." I think it's his best album.

    Also, Billy Woods's "Known Unknowns." He features a bunch of people I also like, Aesop Rock, ELUCID, Blockhead doing production on this album, and I think many releases. His, and his label Backwoodz Studioz, discographies are pretty solid from what I can tell, and I recommend ELUCID and their collab project Armand Hammer.

    EDIT: I found he has a new album out, "Hiding Places," gonna have to listen to that.

    2 votes
    1. [2]
      Whom Link Parent
      You're in for a hell of a treat, that album floored me. Sharpest verses of the year on "Bedtime" and "Red Dust," plus every single Kenny Segal beat is fucking perfect.

      EDIT: I found he has a new album out, "Hiding Places," gonna have to listen to that.

      You're in for a hell of a treat, that album floored me. Sharpest verses of the year on "Bedtime" and "Red Dust," plus every single Kenny Segal beat is fucking perfect.

      1 vote
      1. knocklessmonster Link Parent
        I want to hear that Self Jupiter feature, but I'm going to do it in order right now.

        I want to hear that Self Jupiter feature, but I'm going to do it in order right now.

  6. ReapersGale Link
    I've been listening to a female led post-hardcore bands new album "Alpha // Survivor" by Drown this city - I quite like it but it is a tad short short clocking in <20 minutes. Outside of that I've...

    I've been listening to a female led post-hardcore bands new album "Alpha // Survivor" by Drown this city - I quite like it but it is a tad short short clocking in <20 minutes.

    Outside of that I've still got "Futha" by Heilung on high rotation and did another play through of Citadel by Ne Obliviscaris.

    1 vote
  7. boredop Link
    Alice Clark - self-titled - this was a reissue of a super-rare soul jazz album for Record Store Day a couple of months ago. (I have a promo CD copy.)

    Alice Clark - self-titled - this was a reissue of a super-rare soul jazz album for Record Store Day a couple of months ago. (I have a promo CD copy.)

    1 vote
  8. rmgr Link
    This week I've been specifically looking for albums I've never heard of on Spotify. I've come across Voodoo Moonshine by Trepalium. Its sort of groovy death metal. I'm digging it. Otherwise I keep...

    This week I've been specifically looking for albums I've never heard of on Spotify. I've come across Voodoo Moonshine by Trepalium. Its sort of groovy death metal. I'm digging it.

    Otherwise I keep coming back to Enter the Wu-Tang by Wu-Tang because I have a soft spot for 90s gangster rap.

    1 vote
  9. DonQuixote Link
    Faure's 4th Nocturne got my attention on the way home from work Wednesday. At first I thought it was Chopin, but it reminded me so much of Alexandre Desplat's Benjamin Button Soundtrack, which has...

    Faure's 4th Nocturne got my attention on the way home from work Wednesday. At first I thought it was Chopin, but it reminded me so much of Alexandre Desplat's Benjamin Button Soundtrack, which has a slightly different feel from Chopin. It turns out Faure was heavily influenced by Chopin but seems to have gone for a simpler execution in his early piano work.

    1 vote
  10. yama Link
    I've been getting into some old afropop. I found this compilation with some great tracks from old Nigerian artists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIPyFGhia0I

    I've been getting into some old afropop. I found this compilation with some great tracks from old Nigerian artists:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIPyFGhia0I

    1 vote
  11. minimaltyp0s Link
    Alongside my fairly consistent bothering of GUNSHIP's Dark All Day, I've been spending some time enjoying Baroness's Gold & Grey Baroness's latest album is a bit of a slow burner. I absolutely...

    Alongside my fairly consistent bothering of GUNSHIP's Dark All Day, I've been spending some time enjoying Baroness's Gold & Grey

    Baroness's latest album is a bit of a slow burner. I absolutely adored Purple and was really looking forward to this one. Yet when it landed I wasn't quite feeling it. A few spins later and the genius of it is slowly starting to seep through. I have some niggles with it - the mix is...variable...and the variation in styles sometimes feels like it's trying too hard to make a point, but slowly, slowly, it's starting to make sense.

    It's been a while since I've felt compelled to actually spend some time with an album. That's an interesting point in its own right - music seems to have become a bit "take it or leave it" (for me, at least) and this album has forced me to face that. For that alone, I'm grateful.

    1 vote