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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. OswaldTheCatfish
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    Normally I listen to a lot of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, but recently I havent really been interested. Im not too sure why but it is probably because their last 2 albums werent fantastic....

    Normally I listen to a lot of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, but recently I havent really been interested. Im not too sure why but it is probably because their last 2 albums werent fantastic. They have some good songs on them but overall they just havent made me feel like listening to anything else by them.
    my favorites from the two albums are Fishing for Fishies and Hell

    Instead ive been listening to what could be described as "sad bitch music" , which includes a lot of Spiritualized. I absolutely adore the 'gospel' inspired backing vocals on a lot of their tracks.
    some of my favorites from Spiritualized are Ladies and Gentlemen we are Floating In Space. I particularly like this live version of I Think Im in Love. While the album version is a bit more of a jam, this version opens up with a level of warmth that almost makes you feel like its the middle of summer on a tropical beach thats entirely empty except for you, sleeping in a hammock. 4:30 starts the call and response from the singer and the choir, slowly building to the 'unleashing' of the guitars at 7:30.

    I've also been preparing to run a game of Lancer for some friends and listening to music I think would fit thematically, so stuff like Stories of the Astral Lizard for general background music and synth stuff for combat like this or this. I think I probably have enough combat music but does anyone have any suggestions for more background music with a similar style?

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  2. Staross
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    I have my periodical Magma phase, I might go see them live since they are touring this year (and they start to be seriously old).

    I have my periodical Magma phase, I might go see them live since they are touring this year (and they start to be seriously old).

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  3. runningskull
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    Mainly The Afterlife, the latest release from The Comet is Coming - probably my favorite band of the past decade. Like always, it’ll fling your soul into outer space, though most of these tracks...

    Mainly The Afterlife, the latest release from The Comet is Coming - probably my favorite band of the past decade. Like always, it’ll fling your soul into outer space, though most of these tracks feel a bit darker and more introspective than previous albums. More like drifting between galaxies than dancing with a supernova. “Lifeforce Part II” is a bouncy exception. And we’re treated to the longest Joshua Idehen track to date. This time it feels more like his poetry shaped the music than the other way around, and I dig it. Overall a very solid album that’s surprising and potent and unlike anything else out there.

    (If you’re just discovering the band, their first release Prophecy is the most approachable place to start imho. It’s so damn fun.)

    Also Spotify’s decade roundup brought me back to Caravan Palace’s earliest album - it’s been a long time, and I forgot how much I enjoy it. Electro-swing, what a thing :-) — I’d love recommendations with a similar vibe.

  4. cardigan
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    I've been listening to Narrowing Type, the only album put out by a band called Good Night & Good Morning. It is a heavy-eyed blur of static, feedback, and murmuring vocals -- a work of exquisite...

    I've been listening to Narrowing Type, the only album put out by a band called Good Night & Good Morning. It is a heavy-eyed blur of static, feedback, and murmuring vocals -- a work of exquisite beauty. The kind that seems beyond time, reminding you of when you're young, reminding you of dreams. I just discovered them; I'm sad to see that they were only together for a very short time.

  5. vivaria
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    I've been trying to go back to old albums in my library where I've only liked one song, then listening to the album in full to see if I like it. I used to get very into single tracks and replay...

    I've been trying to go back to old albums in my library where I've only liked one song, then listening to the album in full to see if I like it. I used to get very into single tracks and replay them endlessly, leaving a ton of material unlistened to.

    This week, it was BOBBY by Bobby. I adored Ginger (Water Birth) back in the day, but I can confirm the whole album is great.

    It's moody, synthy pop that's very hazy and easy to get lost in. But, some of the tracks are very punchy and playful, too. Some of my new favorites include Sore Spores and The Shed. With the former, I absolutely adore when the male vocals come in. They're so warm and enveloping in contrast to the sharper female vocals. And then... The Shed, holy fuck. Those chords... notes? Guitar tone... synthy feeling. It's so... it's got such a mood to it. I find it absolute tragic sounding, and it devastates me for some reason.

    I also have still been enjoying Marika Hackman's We Slept At Last. Open Wide is an incredible brooding track with a heart-piercing middle section. "YOU COULD RUuuUUuUUN... STEP OUTIIIiIiIDE AND WATCH IT BURNNN... STUPID THIiiIiiNG... OPEN WIDE AND LET THEM INNN..." Mmph.