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« Reply #3000 on: April 02, 2017, 01:03:08 PM »

More cross-pollination, I'm afraid. Cottonwood Hill by krautrock band Brainticket was cited by TheSuperMetroid02 as an example of great use of the spoken word in pop. Although I was quite taken with it, I'm told Celestial Ocean is the quintessential Brainticket album so that's where I'm heading later today...     

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3nepy_SkwM

Nope. Not for me either. Can't win 'em all, I suppose.

I'm now up to my armpits in the music of Godspeed You! Black Emperor----specifically, the Skinny Fists album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZwQeZh6rP0

It's quite promising so far...
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« Reply #3001 on: April 03, 2017, 04:19:20 AM »

I shall check out Rolls Bayce----thanks for the heads up.

And I have. This is nice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NijEJNGzBF4

Maybe there's an RB album on YouTube to follow it up with...
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« Reply #3002 on: April 04, 2017, 02:07:51 PM »

I shall check out Rolls Bayce----thanks for the heads up.

And I have. This is nice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NijEJNGzBF4

Maybe there's an RB album on YouTube to follow it up with...
Well, whatdya know. That's probably my favorite RB song. Been some time since I've listened to either them or Hungry Kids.

Oh, boy. What in the world have I been listening to lately?
So, uh, I guess this is an album everyone else has heard, and since I didn't know what to listen to on this Tuesday afternoon, I just went with this. I'm quite a fan of the album cover and the first few songs.

in the past week or two or so:

In Mind - Real Estate / current favorite: "Stained Glass"
This album is nice. I think they've expanded their sound a bit; with every album they sound a little less... "same-songy." This album seems to get better with every listen.

My Favorite Things - John Coltrane / current favorite: c'mon, now.
I remember last summer when I first started hanging out with Bubs, we were record shopping, and he slyly placed a copy of this album in my ever-growing CD pile. I think I was intimidated by the 13-minute long title track, but perhaps an increase in lone bus-riding time has led me to listen this song (and album) enough to really appreciate it. Coltrane and co. really take you on an auditory journey on this one.

Yours Conditionally - Tennis / current favorite: "In the Morning I'll Be Better" & "Modern Woman"
I thoroughly enjoy this lady's voice. This husband and wife duo can certainly make dreamy, coastal tunes. I guess my main complaint is that the only song that really sweeps me off my feet is "Modern Woman," and it's the second to the last song. Nevertheless, the album as a whole is lovely to listen to, a summer record indeed.

Heartworms - The Shins / current favorite: "Painting a Hole"
I'm pretty sure people who are trying to describe me often throw in the phrase "that girl who is unnaturally obsessed with the Shins." I guess they're not far off, and as an unnaturally obsessed fan, I have to say I'm quite dissatisfied with their newest album. Here I was, expecting James Mercer to reach new heights, further expanding the their sound beyond what they'd done on Port of Morrow (listen to the title track to understand what I'm saying). The teasers on instagram always sounded mesmerizing and cool. While the first few singles that were released weren't unlikeable, I didn't find myself listening to them on repeat like normally would. And don't even get me started on "Mildenhall." I mean, good grief, is this still a Shins song? Did Mercer just open up a children's book and start singing? If I ever buy the CD, I'll probably just make it one of those songs iTunes automatically skips.
All that said, some tracks are pretty enjoyable. I like "Name for You," "Painting a Hole," and "Fantasy Island." "Dead Alive" is pretty good, too, although that's been out for some months now.

"Third of May / Ōdaigahara" - Fleet Foxes
Guys, I am pumped. Stoked. Amped for this new Fleet Foxes album. Maybe I'm premature in stating this, but this will probably be my favorite release of the year, seeing as the Shins were able to disappointment me. I quite like how things get a little weird around the 3:30 mark, and, Lord, if those last 2-3 minutes aren't some of the most beautifully produced sounds Fleet Foxes has yet come out with. It seems that Robin Pecknold used a motley of instruments on this record, and I'm excited about that, too. Oh, and I'm going to see them at least once this year. They just released a trailer for their album today, and I'm particularly a fan of the bit at the 1:07 mark. Watch here: https://youtu.be/uE_xsML2-uw
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« Reply #3003 on: April 04, 2017, 02:19:36 PM »

I shall check out Rolls Bayce----thanks for the heads up.

And I have. This is nice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NijEJNGzBF4

Maybe there's an RB album on YouTube to follow it up with...
Well, whatdya know. That's probably my favorite RB song. Been some time since I've listened to either them or Hungry Kids.

Oh, boy. What in the world have I been listening to lately?
So, uh, I guess this is an album everyone else has heard, and since I didn't know what to listen to on this Tuesday afternoon, I just went with this. I'm quite a fan of the album cover and the first few songs.

My Favorite Things - John Coltrane / current favorite: c'mon, now.

Hi M, or should I say Mari----it's been a while!

Yes, I have some more Rolls Bayce lined up for when I'm finished with Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven.

Trout Mask! Now you're talking!  Cool Guy

As for Coltrane, jazz has largely passed me by. One glaring exception is the quite astounding "Afro Blue" from Trane's Live at Birdland album.

Oh, and say hi to Josh for me. :-)     
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« Reply #3004 on: April 08, 2017, 06:04:40 AM »

Supermetroid posts some cool obscure psych stuff. Listened to s/t by the U.S.A. & dug it. 3D
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« Reply #3005 on: April 08, 2017, 06:43:28 AM »

Supermetroid posts some cool obscure psych stuff. Listened to s/t by the U.S.A. & dug it. 3D

Yes indeed. I love side one but side two still eludes me for some reason----always has done (I bought it in 1969).

That said, theSuperMetroid02 has great taste in albums.
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« Reply #3006 on: April 08, 2017, 07:00:51 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfj2SUnhYCk
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« Reply #3007 on: April 09, 2017, 12:34:11 PM »

 Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album
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« Reply #3008 on: April 11, 2017, 02:57:21 AM »

This brief glimpse into the past is fascinating and touching in equal measure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-kQD5Scdwg

http://dangerousminds.net/tag/Tim-Smith

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« Reply #3009 on: April 12, 2017, 12:56:29 PM »

As for Coltrane, jazz has largely passed me by. One glaring exception is the quite astounding "Afro Blue" from Trane's Live at Birdland album.

Oh, and say hi to Josh for me. :-)     
After your mentioning of this, I gave "Afro Blue" a listen, and I can see why you enjoy it so much. But it also makes me wonder why his other works haven't captured your interest.

Mingus seems pretty cool, too. I finally gave Ah Um a listen, and damn, was he ahead of his time. Here's a fun little track of his, if you haven't heard this already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17KTUqLyNcU
I'm sure there's more to discuss, but I can save it for that jazz thread that's a few pages buried in this subforum.

Anyway, here's a 4x4 chart of my most-listened to albums in the past week. John, you might like Springtime Carnivore; here's a single off of her debut album, which I finally purchased last week. I also found a website for you to listen to Ege Bamyasi that isn't youtube, since you said you had issues finding it there: https://musicmp3.ru/artist_can__album_ege-bamyasi.html. I urge you to take a listen—so catchy, so fun, so dynamic.
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« Reply #3010 on: April 12, 2017, 01:45:04 PM »

After your mentioning of this, I gave "Afro Blue" a listen, and I can see why you enjoy it so much. But it also makes me wonder why his other works haven't captured your interest.

Mingus seems pretty cool, too. I finally gave Ah Um a listen, and damn, was he ahead of his time. Here's a fun little track of his, if you haven't heard this already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17KTUqLyNcU
I'm sure there's more to discuss, but I can save it for that jazz thread that's a few pages buried in this subforum.

Anyway, here's a 4x4 chart of my most-listened to albums in the past week. John, you might like Springtime Carnivore; here's a single off of her debut album, which I finally purchased last week. I also found a website for you to listen to Ege Bamyasi that isn't youtube, since you said you had issues finding it there: https://musicmp3.ru/artist_can__album_ege-bamyasi.html. I urge you to take a listen—so catchy, so fun, so dynamic.

Thank you! Ege Bamyasi is playing right now.

You've recommended Springtime Carnivore before----and I've already checked her out. Very good too.

I suppose Afro Blue is my one-album-per-act bit rearing its ugly head again. Anyway, I find it hard to believe that Elvin Jones (or anybody, come to that) could top the explosions of toms and cymbals at the end of the title track...

I've recently been revisiting Sparks----ye gods, what original minds those two have! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgGMU3puNJE

Oh, and thanks for the Mingus! :=)
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« Reply #3011 on: April 16, 2017, 01:16:31 AM »



Heartworms doesn't even come close to matching the magical soundscape Mercer has created in this album. My recent go-to when I'm feeling down.
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« Reply #3012 on: April 16, 2017, 11:30:24 AM »

Think Chutes Too Narrow is my favorite Shins album right now.  There's something great on any of them...

Port of Marrow, I agree, is better than the new one.  Heartworm opens strong with "Name For You" - very
much in their old style.  Two of my current favorites are "Rubber Ballz" and "So Now What".

Still a big fan of Oh, Inverted World.  Love "Weird Divide" and always, "The Past and the Pending".  "Girl Inform Me"
reminds me of xtc for some reason.

Speaking of.  I got the whole Fuzzy Warbles collection recently.  Making my way through that.

Here's a few xtc classics that are getting my attention.  A live, "The Disappointed":  https://youtu.be/l1n0dwkfPs4

"The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul":  https://youtu.be/DvOjdxMsBjM

And one for all you Colin fans, like me.  "Ball and Chain":  https://youtu.be/26lTdJdFA_Y
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« Reply #3013 on: April 16, 2017, 11:43:55 AM »

After your mentioning of this, I gave "Afro Blue" a listen, and I can see why you enjoy it so much. But it also makes me wonder why his other works haven't captured your interest.

Mingus seems pretty cool, too. I finally gave Ah Um a listen, and damn, was he ahead of his time. Here's a fun little track of his, if you haven't heard this already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17KTUqLyNcU
I'm sure there's more to discuss, but I can save it for that jazz thread that's a few pages buried in this subforum.

Anyway, here's a 4x4 chart of my most-listened to albums in the past week. John, you might like Springtime Carnivore; here's a single off of her debut album, which I finally purchased last week. I also found a website for you to listen to Ege Bamyasi that isn't youtube, since you said you had issues finding it there: https://musicmp3.ru/artist_can__album_ege-bamyasi.html. I urge you to take a listen—so catchy, so fun, so dynamic.

Thank you! Ege Bamyasi is playing right now.

You've recommended Springtime Carnivore before----and I've already checked her out. Very good too.

I suppose Afro Blue is my one-album-per-act bit rearing its ugly head again. Anyway, I find it hard to believe that Elvin Jones (or anybody, come to that) could top the explosions of toms and cymbals at the end of the title track...

I've recently been revisiting Sparks----ye gods, what original minds those two have! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgGMU3puNJE

Oh, and thanks for the Mingus! :=)

Wow!  I checked out on Sparks a long time ago.  Then I clicked on your link.  Very impressed.  2002... I'll have to listen to that soon.

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Or, bunnies and eggs.  You believe in bunnies, right?
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« Reply #3014 on: April 16, 2017, 01:12:38 PM »

Think Chutes Too Narrow is my favorite Shins album right now.  There's something great on any of them...

Port of Marrow, I agree, is better than the new one.  Heartworm opens strong with "Name For You" - very
much in their old style.  Two of my current favorites are "Rubber Ballz" and "So Now What".

Still a big fan of Oh, Inverted World.  Love "Weird Divide" and always, "The Past and the Pending".  "Girl Inform Me"
reminds me of xtc for some reason.

Speaking of.  I got the whole Fuzzy Warbles collection recently.  Making my way through that.

Here's a few xtc classics that are getting my attention.  A live, "The Disappointed":  https://youtu.be/l1n0dwkfPs4

"The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul":  https://youtu.be/DvOjdxMsBjM

And one for all you Colin fans, like me.  "Ball and Chain":  https://youtu.be/26lTdJdFA_Y

"The Past and the Pending" is a great album closer.

Also, you posted an XTC song (on PSF) that I really enjoyed, off Skylarking, I believe, although I haven't investigated their music any further. But hey, a comparison to a Shins song is a good way to intrigue me Wink.

Instead of Coltrane, I'm listening to Miles Davis at Birdland. I'm also eating a toasted bagel sandwich with an egg and everyone's favorite, Tofurky. But it is damn delicious.
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« Reply #3015 on: April 16, 2017, 02:34:37 PM »

I was browsing my way backwards (as is my wont) through David Henderson's world-beating biography of Jimi Hendrix and was reminded of this preposterous track, originally the B-side of "The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp":

https://vimeo.com/198194768
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« Reply #3016 on: April 16, 2017, 02:52:14 PM »



Current track, "Cliff Walk," is blowin' mah mind.
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« Reply #3017 on: April 16, 2017, 08:49:18 PM »

I was browsing my way backwards (as is my wont) through David Henderson's world-beating biography of Jimi Hendrix and was reminded of this preposterous track, originally the B-side of "The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp":

https://vimeo.com/198194768
fun day.  Experience Easter.  Hendrix had such an interesting life.  He came in through the Soul scene, and came out sounding nothing like it.
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« Reply #3018 on: April 16, 2017, 09:12:58 PM »

1960.  Sounds cool.  "Cliff Walk"  Thanks, I don't hear Mingus too often.

I grabbed this - https://youtu.be/p_UppS-EazE

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« Reply #3020 on: April 25, 2017, 06:16:07 PM »

Doo-wop heaven
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glOMdK8gfbo
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Oh god yes. The Golden Age of Doo Wop! This, "I Only Have Eyes for You", "Little Star", "Duke Of Earl"... what a time for music!     
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« Reply #3022 on: April 29, 2017, 10:14:03 AM »

Anticipating a win at the 2017 Snooker World Championship by Leicester man Mark Selby, these are fellow townsfolk Kasabian:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dNrz-TIq_4
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« Reply #3023 on: April 30, 2017, 02:03:17 PM »

Anticipating a win at the 2017 Snooker World Championship by Leicester man Mark Selby, these are fellow townsfolk Kasabian:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dNrz-TIq_4

I may have to eat my words if John Higgins keeps playing the way he does...

Until then, here are Sparks.

Actually, I've had quite a serious Kate Bush listening session recently. Besides Never Forever, there's been The Sensual World, The Red Shoes, Director's Cut, The Kick Inside and The Dreaming.

Since then I've moved on/back to Sparks. Seems they recorded a rock opera, The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman, excerpts from which I listened to on YouTube a couple of days back. Well worth checking out! This is ths openng track from my most recent Sparks listen, the 1979 album №1 In Heaven. Love that analog synth sound!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zGxzbVwDcQ
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« Reply #3024 on: May 02, 2017, 12:57:09 PM »

I rediscovered this fantastic cut while repairing a topic at my other board.

From 1967, these are Gabor Szabo and The California Dreamers with "Are You There?":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miGRscAc3tw
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