Currently listening, part 1

Started by mgriffin, December 06, 2007, 02:02:28 PM

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Dave Michuda

The Boats - Do The Boats Dream Of Electric Fritz Pfleumer [Slaapwel]
Niggas With Guitars - Ethnic Frenzy [digitalis]
Demdike Stare - Tryptych 3CD set [modern love]

drone on

Simon Scott-Bunny (ex-Slowdive drummer).  Experimental n'shoegazery.
Catherine Wheel-Ferment.
Talk Talk-Spirit of Eden.
Curve-The Way of Curve
Patrick O'Hearn-Beautiful World.

False Mirror

False Mirror


Or you can step it up a notch and listen to something even better !

Soft Machine - Live in Brussels, 1971

The Circular Ruins / Lammergeyer / Nunc Stans


A couple of old favorites:

Arovane - Atol Scrap
Michael Stearns - Morning Jewel


False Mirror

Takes me back to one of the best parties this year... awesome track:

Beautiful Swimmers - Swimmers Groove


'Vitriol' by The Gasman

Free Download from 'Polymerase' EP.
Sounds like Yes might sound if they were still around in 2011 and were on pills.

Dave Michuda

Various Daytrotter Sessions...
Alexi Murdoch
The Antlers
Cowboy Indian Bear
The Lumineers

and many others

ambient listening...
willamette - echo park [infraction] - Fantastic!
tim hecker - dropped pianos [kranky]
chris watson - el tren fantasma [touch]

| broken harbour |

I've been on a bit of a Dataobscura binge recently...

The Circular Ruins - Invisible Cities ---> In my opinion one of APK's finest moments, I really like how the field recordings were integrated on this one.  Pretty minimal in instrumentation and movement, which I always like.

APK & Tomas Weiss - Distant Shadows ---> Quite possibly one of the best ambient albums I heard all year, nice artwork too.

Nunc Stans - We leave Without Speaking ---> Nice long form piece, nice to listen to in the dark.

Machinarium OST ---> Soundtrack to a PC game, it's a little short, but it's great, especially the song "By the wall".  Cool game too.


My Brother very kindly gave me an iTunes card for christmas, so I downloaded a selection of some of me favourite tunes:

Trampled Under Foot - Led Zep
Pack it up (and Go) - UFO
The Sails of Charon - Scorpions
Unchained - Van Halen
The Royal Scam - Steely Dan
Billion Dollar Babies - Alice Cooper
Halo of Flies - Alice Cooper
Escape - Journey
The Rhythm of the Heat - Peter Gabriel
San Jacinto - Peter Gabriel
Mustapha - Queen
Hanging on the Telephone - Blondie
Velvet Green - Jethro Tull
Led Boots - Jeff Beck
Birthday (Icelandic) - Sugarcubes
Snake Dance - The March Violets
Alice - Sisters of Mercy
I'm Nin'Alu - Ofra Haza
God is God - Juno Reactor
Sugar is Sweeter (Original Mix) - CJ Bolland
Cornflake Girl - Tori Amos
Precious Things - Tori Amos
Subdivisions - Rush
Adorations - Killing Joke
European Super State - Killing Joke
A Light in the Black - Rainbow

Lovely stuff !

Bill Binkelman

Quote from: petekelly on December 28, 2011, 02:23:08 PM
My Brother very kindly gave me an iTunes card for christmas, so I downloaded a selection of some of me favourite tunes:

Trampled Under Foot - Led Zep
Pack it up (and Go) - UFO
The Sails of Charon - Scorpions
Unchained - Van Halen
The Royal Scam - Steely Dan
Billion Dollar Babies - Alice Cooper

Lovely stuff !

Oh THAT is a song!  :D
May the odds be ever in your favor.

Anodize DB

John Foxx/Harold Budd Nighthawks, Translucence & Drift Music (3 CD set) (Edsel)

I already owned the 2-disc version but picked this up (inexpensively) for the Nighthawks material as well. Budd's had something of a career resurgence of late, and although he veers little from his established m.o., this one certainly rises above the others & is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous; get this 3 disc version, as it is all superb, particularly the immersive ambience of Drift Music & Translucence's stately beauty. Suiting the chilly outside night air environs perfectly...
> Anodize / tactile visual audio / /
> Groupthink / wayward electroacoustic murmurings /
> e:


The most listened to album in my collection: Lullaby for the Moon. Japanese traditional music, had for years and it never gets old.


Recently I've been concentrating on

- Maps and Diagrams:: Lights Will Call On You / Town Beneath The Sea.  Sound fine to my ears.
- Casino Versus Japan::  Hitori + Kaiso 1998-2001.  Some excellent CvJ material in this earlier 1:34 set.
- A Winged Victory For The Sullen. It is very good, and in such an easy way.
The Circular Ruins / Lammergeyer / Nunc Stans


I had a good Christmas(thank you, Amazon), so lately, I've been listening to:

- Aix Em Klemm
- A Winged Victory For The Sullen
- Brian McBride - When The Detail Lost Its Freedom, The Effective Disconnect
- Christina Vantzou - No. 1
- The Dead Texan

If I can't have a new Stars of the Lid album, these are a pretty good substitute. I call this my SOTL Offshoots playlist.
There is no spoon. Which sucks because I have a pudding cup.


sean mccann - sincere world
ishq - and awake  / skyspaces / sama
chandanam - whispers of the silent colors
michael stearns - sustaining cylinders / ancient leaves
steve roach - back to life / immersion : one
peter broderick - music for confluence
bvdub - then
yannick franck - memorabilia

anticipating; (not so much for now..)

bvdub - serenity (again!)
joel tammik - rajaleidja
stephan mathieu & caro mikalef - radioland (panoramico)
alio die - deconsecrated & pure (
hideki umezawa (pawn) - suido-kan
windy & carl - we will always be


Hectic Zeniths - Hectic Zeniths. Stunning Downtempo album.
Module - Remarkable Engines. Quality Electronica, Trip Hop/Downtempo album.
Pelican Daughters - Bliss. Interesting and atmospheric Ambient/Electronic from 94, free to download as well.
Brainworlds - 5. Two long tracks of immersive Ambient/Inner space soundscapes.

drone on

Sorry to be negative, but...

re: Alio Die.  I may be in the minority here, but I have been increasingly underwhelmed by his output over the last few years.  I think there are maybe too many releases of average quality and I find myself going back to the early stuff (Sit Tibi Terra Levis, Ritual, etc.) again and again. 

re: bvdub--oversaturation of the marketplace, and overhyped.  Darla has now jumped on the bandwagon and can't release it fast enough.     

drone on

Recent spins:

Peter Bjargo-The Architecture of Melancholy (Cyclic Law).  A perfectly depressing, sorrowful and well produced album (lock up all sharp objects in drawers to avoid self-harm)

Atheus-Compile (Silent Season).  Kick ass dub techno that puts me in a heavy trance.

Aes Dana-Aftermath (Ultimae)  Finally downloaded this one as physical CD has been unavailable forever.  Great stuff. 

Namlook/Montana-Labyrinth 4 (Fax)  Some more nice music from Namlook.  Worth a download from iTunes, but not $30 for a surround CD I'll never use...