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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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    kyotja
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    Lately I've been really getting down on some ambient noise/music. Not super clear what the genre nomenclature is here, but I've been bouncing between more background-chill-ambient like Rainforest...

    Lately I've been really getting down on some ambient noise/music. Not super clear what the genre nomenclature is here, but I've been bouncing between more background-chill-ambient like Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, and more upfront-loud-ambient like Merzbow and Painjerk (nsfw album art)

    While getting down on this ambient stuff, I've been digging around in Spotify and found that a lot of artists I like have made ambient stuff under different monikers, or as a separate project. I really like making playlists on a theme, and I'm going to try and make a "Ambient by artists who don't usually do ambient". Any recommendations are welcome! I'll share it when I'm done :)

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    1. kfwyre
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      BT’s one you can add to your playlist! He’s an electronic artist who has had a bit of an ambient influence in some of his major works, but wasn’t ever someone who came fully close to the genre...

      BT’s one you can add to your playlist!

      He’s an electronic artist who has had a bit of an ambient influence in some of his major works, but wasn’t ever someone who came fully close to the genre (and definitely did a lot of stuff that is very far from it).

      His 2019 Between Here and You, however, is a full ambient album.

  2. cardigan
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    Merzbow and Painjerk are usually just called "noise." There's a whole lot of people who consider Pulse Demon to be one of the seminal noise albums. Merzbow does have a few releases that are closer...

    Not super clear what the genre nomenclature is here, but I've been bouncing between more background-chill-ambient like Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, and more upfront-loud-ambient like Merzbow and Painjerk (nsfw album art)

    Merzbow and Painjerk are usually just called "noise." There's a whole lot of people who consider Pulse Demon to be one of the seminal noise albums. Merzbow does have a few releases that are closer to what most people call "ambient," namely his live collaborations with Richard Pinhas, and 24 Hours: A Day of Seals. There's also the archival Merzbient set, but I think that one's a little deceptively named. It's true that it's not quite "noise," being quieter recordings on acoustic instruments, but it's often too harsh to easily blend into the background.

    Separating what's "ambient" and what's "drone" is more difficult, but anyway, Celer and Stars of the Lid are my recommendations.

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  3. Kuromantis
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    I stumbled into this video about the songs used in The New Order (a Hoi4 mod) when russia unifies (TNO is a nazi victory mod where the nazis win WW2 and Russia collapses into warlordism) and a lot...

    I stumbled into this video about the songs used in The New Order (a Hoi4 mod) when russia unifies (TNO is a nazi victory mod where the nazis win WW2 and Russia collapses into warlordism) and a lot of the songs there are very good, so mostly (more) communist propaganda and other russian songs. My favorites have been:

    We are the army of the people

    Invincible and Legendary (TNO remix)

    Comintern anthem

    The cossack's anthem

    Slavsya

    The iron foundry

    Verify your clock (This one is original to the mod)