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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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  1. [4]
    sleepydave
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    The "Communicating" album by Hundred Waters - it just doesn't get old even after hearing it so many times now. Great vocal character, great instrumentation/sound design and mixing overall....

    The "Communicating" album by Hundred Waters - it just doesn't get old even after hearing it so many times now. Great vocal character, great instrumentation/sound design and mixing overall. Definitely worth a listen if you're into contemporary indie semi-electronic ballads :)

    (youtube link)

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    1. [3]
      vivaria
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      YES YES YES YES YES. I check these threads hoping to find people posting things I'm into and finally, yes! I included it on my top of the decade list and everything (in the B+ tier, with Moon Rang...

      YES YES YES YES YES.

      I check these threads hoping to find people posting things I'm into and finally, yes! I included it on my top of the decade list and everything (in the B+ tier, with Moon Rang Like a Bell in the A- tier.)

      God, Wave to Anchor/Particle/Blanket Me are so driving and powerful, Firelight/Re: are just angelic, Fingers reflects the best of the brooding, introspective mood I loved most from TMRLAB, the rolling drums of Prison Guard, the sleepy canter of Parade, the transition from Communicating to Blanket Me... all of it!

      Have you listened to the accompanying Currency EP? I missed it back in 2017 so I've been going back and it's just as good. Jewel in my Hands just lights me up.

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      1. [2]
        sleepydave
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        Just checked it out, I must have missed that release as well. Gotta say Currency is my personal favourite from the EP - they made it the title track for a reason haha Also worth checking out M83...

        Just checked it out, I must have missed that release as well. Gotta say Currency is my personal favourite from the EP - they made it the title track for a reason haha

        Also worth checking out M83 and Grimes if you're into this sort of stuff :)

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        1. vivaria
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          Way ahead of you!! Saw M83 in concert this decade, and was definitely on the Visions/Art Angels hype train earlier in the decade as well. Kill V. Maim was my 2015 song of the year, I'm certain! :)

          Way ahead of you!! Saw M83 in concert this decade, and was definitely on the Visions/Art Angels hype train earlier in the decade as well. Kill V. Maim was my 2015 song of the year, I'm certain! :)

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    Dobbie03
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    Esoteric, Funeral Doom from England. Amazing band.

    Esoteric, Funeral Doom from England.

    Amazing band.

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    1. [2]
      cardigan
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      Thanks for the recommendation. I am a big fan of Warning, so will check them out.

      Esoteric

      Thanks for the recommendation. I am a big fan of Warning, so will check them out.

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  3. cwagner
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    I got 3 free months of Amazon Music. So I thought I’d check the new releases. I found B.D.S.M. (Big Dick Sex Machine) with their debut album "Private Play Party" (also on Spotify). It’s hard rock...

    I got 3 free months of Amazon Music. So I thought I’d check the new releases. I found B.D.S.M. (Big Dick Sex Machine) with their debut album "Private Play Party" (also on Spotify). It’s hard rock with industrial rock I’d say and while I only checked them out for their name, I do like them.

  4. cardigan
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    In the last week I've seen Jandek, Sun Kil Moon, and Jung Hee Choi & La Monte Young live in New York. I haven't had much time with a stereo lately, but remember listening to some John Fahey, Sun...

    In the last week I've seen Jandek, Sun Kil Moon, and Jung Hee Choi & La Monte Young live in New York.

    I haven't had much time with a stereo lately, but remember listening to some John Fahey, Sun Ra, and Lucinda Williams while traveling.

  5. vivaria
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    I've been getting into Marika Hackman's debut album We Slept At Last. I liked her 2019 album Any Human Friend a lot, but... now that I've come across her older work, I'm thinking I like that stuff...

    I've been getting into Marika Hackman's debut album We Slept At Last. I liked her 2019 album Any Human Friend a lot, but... now that I've come across her older work, I'm thinking I like that stuff even more?

    The newer stuff focuses on wlw relationship dynamics in a way that really strikes a sore spot in my own insecurities. Songs by queer cis women sometimes describe F+F relationships specifically as a foil to hetero relationships? (i.e. focusing on sexuality from a binary point of view) Which is a totally valid perspective! But.... it can feel a little suffocating to listen to when I don't fit neatly into either category. (Not to suggest that songs can be written to be listenable for everyone, and I don't expect anything from her... that'd be really entitled of me... it's more that it's not the most pleasant experience sometimes.)

    The older stuff deals less with direct depictions of relationships and more indirect, ambiguous imagery. On first listens, it's felt soft and magical and easier to get in the headspace for.