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Un-Grateful Thread - What Are You Listening to Instead of the Dead?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tom H, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    :laugh: :edthumbs:
     
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  2. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    Been slowly digesting this album by Swans-The Sear. It's 2 hrs long. Pretty incredible in its scope. Hard to even explain, heavy rock, folk, avant garde, shoe gaze, goth, a bit prog...it's there.
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    I'll post a song but there is so much variety on the album that it's not necessarily representative of the album as a whole.
     
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  3. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Way up in the middle of the air.

    Location:
    Pacifica, CA
    I picked this up a few years ago. I should listen to it again soon.
     
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  4. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    I think you definitely need to be in the mood for it. I've listened to some of it before but lately it's been hitting the sweet spot.

    What seems to tie everything together is that the album is kind of a drone fest from what I've heard so far.
     
  5. Spazros

    Spazros Forum Resident

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    This made some of my brain ooze out my ear

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  6. apple-richard

    apple-richard Overnight Sensation

    Dwight Yoakum Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room 1988 Reprise Records

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  7. “Alive and Kicking” is epic.

     
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  8. ARK

    ARK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Charlton, MA, USA
    Dying to hear your thoughts on Auburn and Holden
     
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  9. ARK

    ARK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Charlton, MA, USA
    now you have me interested in exploring Marshall Tucker Band

    when you finally cave and wand to explore live WSP, @ me.
     
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  10. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    Lol. I went to High School in Holden and live a mile from Auburn.
     
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  11. ARK

    ARK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Charlton, MA, USA
    you must know Dick Hertz from Holden then.

    I live in Charlton by the way.
     
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  12. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    Lol.
    I think we've talked before. Anyways Charlton-Treehouse Brewery. One of the highest rated IPA's in the world.
     
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  13. ARK

    ARK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Charlton, MA, USA
    that it is. And I still haven’t been there! I keep meaning to do that. Then I see the line....
     
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  14. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    Yeah the line definitely was a turn off. BTW I buy a lot of my bourbon at Ted's package store/deli. Nice selection and prices.
     
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  15. SJR

    SJR Senior Member

    Kraftwerk are ****ing tremendous. One of the most influential bands of all time.
     
  16. Essential Blues
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    2CD compilation from 1995
     
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  17. johnnypaddock

    johnnypaddock Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lowell, MA
    Islands of Light - Ruebke
    2014, Home Normal

    Not sure if there are any ambient fans here but if so, I’d recommend checking out the Home Normal label. It’s run by Ian Hawgood out of Tokyo and the annual Bandcamp subscription gets you the entire catalog. There are a ton of artists with different visions and the label seems to put a lot of care into selecting albums that fit the general sound and aesthetic.

    This release is mostly solo piano with some light touches of drone or electronics. It was recorded on reel to reel and you can hear the hiss at times. Mostly short compositions that flow together pretty well. Nice morning listen.

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  18. johnnypaddock

    johnnypaddock Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lowell, MA
  19. Dahabenzapple

    Dahabenzapple Forum Resident

    Location:
    Livingston NJ
    Among others, the drummer is Han Bennink - who here sounds perpetually modern - some very cool grooves from the great Dutchman maniac genius drummer man.
     
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  20. Dahabenzapple

    Dahabenzapple Forum Resident

    Location:
    Livingston NJ
    Blue Winter

    recorded live at Johnson State College on 12/8/2004 in Johnson, VT

    Fred Anderson on tenor saxophone
    William Parker on double bass
    Hamid Drake on drums

    2 CD set - both sets

    Priceless in so many ways I can’t start to tell you all

    today I’m starting with the 38 minute opener to the second set - Fred alone for about 4 minutes - by 6-7 minutes they get it started, by 10:30, Fred takes the horn out of his mouth - gives the famous tandem a shot to take this into overdrive - lordy lordy

    here we go - by 12 to 13 minutes the tempo is blazing fast - this is the elasticity that much of the post Coltrane free jazz has that separates it from most of the earlier music - At 13 minutes William has invented a new riff - this truly astounding improvised magic. Fred still waiting and now it’s almost Dixie when Fred returns at 13:45. Wowza.

    and the improvised break at 16:50 - then the stop by Fred before 18:00 with William going to the bow - then Fred starts comping with a adjustment or slower version of his previous fast improvised riff. Would love a learned musician to analyze THIS stuff!!!!

    and THEN at 22:55 The King of New York drops a riff dropping the bow and we are now in for something new - goosebumps time - another new groove & Hamid for the first time is really hitting the snare hard - Milesian plus as Fred waits for a space to join. Funkified deluxe - beyond what exists in the musical world before or after. Fred at 24:45 enters and is now playing a version of a William’s new invention - but he’s gonna take off and improvise off of that riff - and Hamid is now building more intensity.

    FRED - at 76 in his prime:) Jah I miss him being alive on this planet.

    eremite records
     
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  21. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    In due time fer certain :)
     
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  22. Jowcol

    Jowcol Forum Resident

    Location:
    Somerset, England
    Previously: Various “Love, Peace & Poetry. African Psychedelic Music”

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    Now, from same series “Chilean Psychedelic Music”. Nothing to match Follakzoid as yet.

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  23. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Way up in the middle of the air.

    Location:
    Pacifica, CA
    I lived in Buffalo for a number of years, and I was at the bar at Fridays after working all day and I was sitting next to a judge from MA who was in town for some sort of work conference, and he told me, "I asked the hotel desk where the packy was, and they didn't know what I was talking about!" It was funny because I could tell he was from MA because he was dressed just like my Dad--polo shirt, khaki pants, topsiders, class ring. It was really kind of funny because I never noticed stuff like that until I moved out of MA for a while.
     
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  24. Dennis0675

    Dennis0675 Relaxed Member

    Location:
    Ohio
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    T. Hardy Morris, Audition tapes.
     
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  25. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Way up in the middle of the air.

    Location:
    Pacifica, CA
    It's a very positive and uplifting album featuring big 80s keyboards. Also, the production is clear as a bell, unlike Sparkle In The Rain which is sort of dark, murky and cloistered, although also a really good album.
     
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