What are you listening to?

Joe Pemberton's picture

If you like the Strokes, you'll like The White Stripes even more. Happy and delicious.

Isaac's picture

>What did you think of the new Fugazi album? I say don't fix what ain't broken.

them's fightin' words! fugazi's new (year-old by now) album is arguably their best. deep, beautiful, aggressive, raw, organic, etc. or did you mean you liked it? all of fugazi's stuff is in constant consideration when the cd player door opens. in high school when i signed year books with ff i meant fugazi forever. well, not really, but you get the point. also, i just got the decline ep by nofx. brilliant work from a bunch of lazy slobs. in my printing practicum class we listened to whole bunch of music that my mother would be shocked to know i was listening to, like tomahawk (completely out of hand), a little band from suburban chicago called big'un, another out of control band called new brutalism, and this wicked cool canadian band called shotmaker. i still have a headache from it (it had to be loud to be heard over the a.b. dick). probably no one cares about this old string anymore, but there you have it anyway.

hatz's picture

try thanassis papakonstantinou's "vrahnos profitis"... it's greek (maybe it will also sound to some of you), but it's still very okay, although it's two-three years old... :)

Ramiro Espinoza's picture

The last Mimi Maura's CD: "Raices de Pasión"
The best bolero-ska-reggae mix!!
http://www.mimimaura.com.ar/

Ramiro.

eolson's picture

The New Mercury Program
Fugazi - Instrument
Bill Hicks - Philosophy
Hoover - The Lurid Traversal of Route 7
NPR - This American Life
The Pupils
HWM - Caution

kraftie's picture

issac - naw, i didnt like the last fugazi album, it was different in a way that i didnt like.

shotmaker, however, were a great band.

right now, im listening to:

Black Dice
Blood Brothers
Erase Errata
Song of Zarathustra
An Albatross

yep.

roasthorse's picture

PAvemenT

plainclothes's picture

well, I'm not much for contemporary stuff, so my play list stays fairly constant.

Cabaret Voltaire (esp Voice of America and 1974-76)
Velvet Underground
Organisation (Tone Float is the only album I know to exist)
Wire (esp 154)
The Legendary Pink Dots
The MC5

I noticed quite a few mentions for Fugazi. I think Instrument is the only album of theirs that I actually enjoy -- the less Guy the better.

trae's picture

My Napstered MP3s ... The Katies, Belmont Playboys, Bosstones, etc.,etc. ...

I'm all for supporting artists but damn, do I miss Napster...

Isaac's picture

>I think Instrument is the only album of theirs that I actually enjoy -- the less Guy the better.

understandable. when i try to explain fugazi to people who aren't familiar with them, i tell them it's two of the worst singers in the world. but poor guy, he's the raging passion, you gotta love him. btw, lately i've been listening to peter paul and mary's peter paul and mommy (children's) album. art by milton glaser (not anything great, but hey), and puff the magic dragon. my kids dig it.

ricardo's picture

Yes!! Soma FM is back again, I know since two weeks. I like very much of that channel. They didn't had some problems to paid the bild of the transmission?
Is fantastic to start a great morning of work with all that sounds. hehehe

Regards and good music vibrations to all / Ricardo

porky's picture

Fugazi? Its all in the drums.

kraftie's picture

guy makes that band. he whines like a champion. love it.

magicroni's picture

Need New Body / Rock Your Body
http://www.neednewbody.com

Michael Surtees's picture

radio42 : Music for Lounge-Lovers. Ambient.Chillout.House.Soul.Funk.

http://www.radio42.com/

Ramiro Espinoza's picture

"VERVE REMIXED" IS GREAT!!!!

Ramiro.

timmy's picture

MINGUS PLAYS PIANO
spontaneous compositions and improvisations

&

VINCENT GALLO
when

Of course.

jfp's picture

Current list:

Lisa Ekdal: Heaven Earth and Beyond
Brad Mehldau: Largo
John Scofield band: Uberjam
Paul Weller: Illumination

Michael Surtees's picture

kcrw is great, and they (MBE) have a lot of their sessions archived. Two sessions to listen to, Beck with the Falming Lips and Paul Weller. http://www.kcrw.com/cgi-bin/db/kcrw.pl?show_code=mb&tmplt_type=program

Two other sites worth visiting include http://www.kexp.org/ and http://www.jazzfm.com/

jazzfm has an awsome program called the "Late Lounge" 2pm pacific time. They'll play the likes of Massive Attack , Thievery Corporation and Underworld in the same session.

If that's your type of music, run out and get Winter Chill http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000075A1U/qid=1045664794/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/002-2493026-7641656

Miss Tiffany's picture

Today:

Zen and the art of Chilling
The Stone Roses (The Stone Roses)
Massive Attack (100th Window)
T

eomine's picture

if you dig Interpol and alterna-eighties, i think you'll probably like Radio4 and Liars too.

eomine's picture

Notwist, "Neon Golden".

kojo's picture

Revisiting former bands like Soul Coughing and Kyuss. If it's a rough day may throw in some Rage or Fear Factory. For Groovin' Bad Boy Bill and JunkieXL. And I don't care what anybody says...I like Audioslave.

sean's picture

Tortoise - Thrill 013?
Jim O'rourke - Bad Timing
Sonic Youth - Murry Street

sean's picture

I do not know what that is Stephen, but I'll have
to put a call out for the American Analog Set.

sean's picture

16 Horsepower thanks to Stewf. :-)
Yee-Haw!

Michael Surtees's picture

Words are hard to come by when describing this sound. It will be familiar to some, but difficult to share why its worth searching for. If you can find this cd, take it for a spin, it's very rewarding.

Punjabi Lounge
http://www.fusion3.com/albums/flubulcd07/



jfp's picture

How you listen music at work? with you computer, with an ipod, with another medium?

I wonder that, because I waited long long before to finally purchase last saturday these

martin_gagnon's picture

Bonjour M. Porchez

J'utilise le dvd-rom de mon G4 qui utilise un convertisseur usb iMic. Le convertisseur est brancher via de tr

eomine's picture

Oh, those creatures look nice, J-F. ;-)
I usually listen to music with my computer, but I still listen to K7s with my walkman every day.

Btw, I'm like 4 years late on this, but I've just discovered Wilco's "Summerteeth" other day. Really great album, a classic.

hrant's picture

> How you listen music at work?

http://www.shoutcast.com

hhp

jay_wilkinson's picture

you guys have got some great tastes in music. i love seeing things like fugazi, tortoise, wilco, sonic youth, the pixies, Cabaret Voltaire, the MC5. add (N) to X. some good stuff up in this mix.

if anyone is digging neue wave at the moment you should look into: figurine, the pulsars, zoot woman, fischerspooner, ladytron, console and adult.

Moore's picture

sigur ros (),
kings of convenience - erlend oye
iron and wine

always reliving: galaxy 500, velvet underground, nick drake, red house painters, slowdive, ride.....

jfp's picture

Suddenly comeback to The Clash Black Market album after more than 15-20 years without listening it. A great pleasure, its great Rock band from the end of the 70's early 80's, so long.

Michael Surtees's picture

This is my current play list shuffled in itunes (heavily influenced by kexp.org)

Blur
Hot Hot Heat
Interpol*
Morcheeba
New Pornographers
Pete Yorn
Polyphonic Spree
Radiohead
Sigur R

sean's picture

SLOWDIVE

Moore's picture

slowdive... rad!!! ride? my bloody valentine?

vincent_connare's picture

The Osmonds 'Ultimate connection' driving in Tuscany. First CD sounds like Guns and Roses.

eomine's picture

Ha, I must admit, I've been listening to Evanescence too!
I can't say I loved their album, but there are some nice tracks there.
:-)

hdschellnack's picture

At the moment I really dig the new, somewhat harder Porcupine Tree Album.
And at least yesterday, when some poster and Freehands effing bugs drove me crazy, I listened to Steve Reich's

hdschellnack's picture

At the moment I really dig the new, somewhat harder Porcupine Tree Album.
And at least yesterday, when some poster and Freehands effing bugs drove me crazy, I listened to Steve Reich's

vincent_connare's picture

other than that I listen to kexp.org in Seattle the old Univ of WA station that King of Seattle Paul Allen bought. 'Shake the Shack' is the best. Then for a laugh I listen to me mate Red Hickey on www.wdvx.com they are just down the street from Dollywood and Red a scream. Good ol' Rednecks.. they're just like foreigners. to everyone.

.00's picture

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gerald_giampa's picture

Ever heard of Bob Dylan?
You guys make me feel like Rip Van Winkle


vincent_connare's picture

Basement Jaxx 'Kish Kash' featuring Siouxsie Sioux. the Brixton boys are back from 245a Coldharbour Lane... too bad I didn't see Siouxie in the hall of our building but saw her and Felix on BBC Liquid news. .. Evanescence are Pop goth phonies compared to Siouxie.

Amy Winehouse.. 'Frank'
50 cent....
Cheeky Girls...eurotrash.
Texas... weak scot pop from pop princess turned into a mum..
Alabama 3... more British southern funky soulful country from another Brixton band.
Kiss100.. kisstory
BBC London Live
8 Mile sountrack
Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
the Osmonds again.. nice car music.

peterbruhn's picture

Don't you worry Gerald you are not alone, I'm listening to Dylan right now - John Wesley Harding.

steve_p's picture

>>When I saw these guys bowing a guitar like a
cello I had to look again.

Would that be like Jimmy Page was doing in 1969, or a different technique to that? (Cello implies a slightly different action, but I'm not sure how precise you're being). My 11 year old son plays guitar and I was thinking of giving him a bow for christmas - he was blown away when he saw page using a bow on Dazed & confused on the new DVD, but if there are other people who have used other approaches with bows I'd be keen to find out about them.

As for today's music:
Led Zeppelin (of course)
NOFX
Frank Sinatra
Naz Nomad & the Nightmares
Steel Pulse
Glen Millar
Buzzcocks
System of a Down
Pink Floyd

steve_p's picture

Millar??
Miller, obviously, as its Glen not Gavin

gerald_giampa's picture

Peter,

Did you know I spent some time with Janis Joplin?

http://lanstontype.com/GiampaIntroduction.html

kris's picture

hmm. It seems typophiles have a generally good
taste in music. I dig the local scene. There is
nothing like picking up a wicked homegrown album.

Can anyone tell me what Tortoise is like? I am meaning
to purchase one of their albums.

www.pitchforkmedia.com is a wonderful place for
reviews.

current:

godspeed you black emperor!
sigur ros - ( )
joy division - unknown pleasures, closer
high dependency unit - fireworks
rotor+
jakob - cale:drew
and you will know us by the trail of the dead - source
tags & codes
arvo p

Dan Weaver's picture

I listen to Jazz and the best Jazz station around here is WBGO. Its out of Newark New Jersey, but can be heard at wbgo.org (online streaming) Its public radio no commercials. In terms of CDs I'm listening to The Bad Plus, Lizz Wright, Diana Krall, and Morellumbam 2 & Richi Sacamota

jfp's picture

The Bad Plus is amazing, I like also theses days Brad Mehldau, Lisa Ekdahl, Roy Hardgrove last one.

When not listening Jazz, The last Paul Weller "Fly on the Wall", Black Eyed Peas "Elephunk", Beyonc

hrant's picture

Steve, you like System? The lead singer is sort of a friend of mine.

hhp

mike gastin's picture

I have been listening to Messer fur Frau Muller and Messer Chups lately. Russian inde wierdness.

Anyone else know them?

John Hudson's picture

I've been listening to Anoushka Shankar Live at Carnegie Hall again and again and again. 'Tis excellent.

antiuser's picture

I play guitar, and sometimes I use a bow too. Now, I don't like playing with the guitar as low as Page used to... I use a viola bow on about the 12th fret and mute the nut to get rid of those unwanted harmonics.

That said, I've been listening to:

The Chicago Underground (Quartet | Trio | Duo)
Isotope 217
Diana Krall
Chet Baker (mostly 'Chet Baker Sings')
Miles Davis ('Kind of Blue', 'Sketches of Spain')
Belle & Sebastian (The first 3 albums)
Tom Jobim & Elis Regina

Dan Weaver's picture

I have Diana Krall in Paris its so cool. In Manhattan from 12 noon to 4pm Eastern Standard Time, is the Johnthan Swartz show on WNYC FM. wnyc.org he has an elictic program that is based on American Classics, he will go from Ella to Paul Simon









steve_p's picture

>>Steve, you like System? The lead singer is sort of a friend of mine.

That's cool Hrant - I've reached the point where I'm discovering new music through my kids and the general Kerrang-sound background noise that lives in my house. System are one of the bands that really stood out and made me stop and listen.

>>Who's Jimmy Page? (j/k)
Does '(j/k)' stand for 'joke'?

>>I play guitar, and sometimes I use a bow too. Now, I don't like playing with the guitar as low as Page used to... I use a viola bow on about the 12th fret and mute the nut to get rid of those unwanted harmonics.

Thanks for the tips Adriano. How long do bows last when you're using them on a guitar? And is there a reason for choosing one type of bow over another, or is it just a matter of taste?

Grant Hutchinson's picture

Current iPod faves:

New Pornographers - Electric Version
T

Michael Surtees's picture

I'll throw a couple ipod favs up too.

Belle & Sebastian
Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Death Cab For Cutie
Transatlanticism

Grandaddy
Sumday

Kings Of Leon
Youth & Young Manhood

The Long Winters
When I Pretend To Fall

My Morning Jacket
It Still Moves

Pretty Girls Make Graves
The New Romance

The Detroit Cobras
Love, Life And Leaving

The Shins
Chutes Too Narrow

The Wrens
The Meadowlands

Yo La Tengo
Summer Sun

david_roughs's picture

Hey.
I'm a sucker for "What Are You Listening To" threads.

So,

Sonic Youth - Murray Street
- Disconnection Notice, best song ever?

Quasi - Hot $hit (not really a dollar sign...)
- Newest (and angriest) from Sam and Janet, blues-touched and great.

William Parker / Billy Bang / Hamid Drake - Scrapbook
- Jazz Lives! Highly recommended, as is everything on the Matthew Shipp curated Blues Series imprint, or anything Parker and Drake play on.

Outkast - Love Below
-The Andre 3000 album of the 2 album set. If you've worn out the P-Funk collection...

Elliott Smith
- R.I.P.

Gories / Blacktop / Dirtbombs
- Mick Collins is the real deal. Like the White Stripes? Cuz they like Mick (in all of his many bands).


Damn. Now I wanna start checking out some of the other suggs made. Working at a library has it's downsides.

David Roughs

eomine's picture

Some current favs:
The Zombies, "Odissey And Oracle"
Neil Young, "After The Gold Rush"
B&S, "Dear Catastrophe Waitress"

... and, The Darkness! :-)

antiuser's picture

<em>How long do bows last when you're using them on a guitar? And is there a reason for choosing one type of bow over another, or is it just a matter of taste?</em>

The bow I use isn't mine - the guy that used to play bass with me owns a viola (but never plays it), so I borrowed the bow. It's lasted a good 4 years now.

Back to the thread's original subject (although derailing a bit), I'd like to hear people's thoughts on the new Belle & Sebastian, "Dear Catastrophe Waitress". I really can't see it as B&S... it's a nice pop album, but it's just not the same band. I wonder if it was the lineup changes that got them to change this much, or if Stuart wanted to try something new... or maybe Trevor Horn did have a big influence as producer.
The sound is much more polished, a far cry from the signature B&S lo-fi-ish sound, and I'm not sure about some of the lyrics: "I'm sorry if he hit you with a full can of coke, it's no joke / Your face is bleeding".
I'll go back to "If you're feeling sinister"...

Joe Pemberton's picture

Mmm, currently enjoying Tegan and Sarah.

paul d hunt's picture

what??? can we wake up old threads now?

two disks of Carpenters classics. sweet!

Joe Pemberton's picture

You always could Paul... They're all still here, just obscured by the lack of search currently.

See my post about searching: http://typophile.com/node/12344

negativespace's picture

Various albums from Amon Tobin, and Ed Rush and optical are in high rotation here.

John Hudson's picture

Tindersticks and Idlewild in heavy rotation. And a lot of Gregorian chant that I'm trying to learn.

ebensorkin's picture

Royksopp ( still ...)
Aphex ( still ...)
Japan ( again )
Peter Licht
Boards of Canada ( still ...)
and a bunch of live CAN which was on bitorrent!

jlt's picture

took the last shins album out of rotation as it was getting annoying. current playlist: collected erik satie / berlin philharmonic; jon brion's ost for i heart huckabees; cherry twister; the drowners; jason falkner; dogs die in hot cars; kings of convenience remix album; ted leo / shake the sheets; ac/dc / back in black; circle jerks catalog

---

jlt : http://www.hewnandhammered.com : rock & roll mf

Forrest L Norvell's picture

My latest haul from Amoeba, including: The Haunted -- rEVOLVEr / Outbreak Records presents Biological Warfare mixed by Resonant Evil / Yello -- You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess / Raveonettes -- Pretty In Black / Caesars -- Paper Tigers / Rein Sanction -- Mariposa / The Velvet Teen presents "Elysium" / Akron/Family / Strapping Young Lad -- Alien

But mostly just the ringing in my ears from the incredibly loud Dillinger Escape Plan show I went to last night. It didn't really seem that loud at the time!

negativespace's picture

Nice choice eben_sorkin, Boards of Canada are awesome, I quite like much of Aphex Twin's stuff as well.

Eric_West's picture

Soilwork , In Flames , Evergrey , Kamelot , Corrosion of Conformity , Opeth , Iced Earth , Shadows Fall , and on the indie side ... the bravery , the faint , phoenix ...

and a little Vanilla Ice to top it all off...

roballoo's picture

Orchestra Baobab - Specialists on all styles. Can't seem to get enough of it.

marcox's picture

Josh Rouse
Oranger
The Pernice Brothers
Kaiser Chiefs

Stephen Coles's picture

I saw Orchestra Baobab in Salt Lake, roballoo. They played a free festival there and their energy was contagious. Nothing else like it.

antiuser's picture

I've recently re-discovered the masterpiece that is Weezer's debut album.

Eric_West's picture

RIP Weezer.

Dan Weaver's picture

I take walks in Central Park and walk through the "Mall" often (I mention that for the Typecon attendies) and there is a Sax player that rocks, and he plays a lot of Stan Getz and Gilberto. "Tall and tan and young and lovely…"

Miss Tiffany's picture

With shuffle a permanent feature in iTunes everything has become happily random. That said, my recent purchases from the ever-present and completely tempting ITMS:

Nouvelle Vague (Nouvelle Vague)
Keane (Hopes and Fears)
Amos House Collective (Volumes 1-3)
Keren Ann (Nolita)
Sufjan Stevens (A Sun Came)
Beck (Guero)
A.C. Newman (The Slow Wonder)

eliason's picture

In the Twin Cities (and everywhere via streaming webcast) 89.3 The Current redeems radio.

rob keller's picture

sure this new, pop, funky stuff is ok... but I prefer...

Taj Mahal - ("Giant Step..." and his self titled cd are phenomenal)
Keb' Mo' - (try "The Door")
Ray Charles - (the older the better, stay away from "Thanks for Bringing the Love Around")
Robert Randolph and the Family Band - (very very good)
Jimi Hendrix - (get "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" box set 4cds, incredible compilation of live and rare recordings with outakes)
Led Zeppelin - (most, in general)

Those are some of my current and/or all time favorites off the top of my head

also check out for variety...

Bela Fleck
Blind Boys of Alabama
Clifton Chenier
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Frank Sinatra
Johnny Cash
Man or Astro Man
Norah Jones
Outcast
Orchestra Baobab
Reverend Horton Heat
Rolling Stones
Son House
Tim Reynolds
- acoustic live only...

iTunes party shuffle is great... so technically these are all in my playlist. That was a lot I suppose, but worth it. Editing is difficult...

r.k

John Hudson's picture

Roballoo, good choice: Orchestra Baobab are amazing.

Jared Benson's picture

Ask Joe about his fabulous Alanis collection, and the warm reception it always gets when it finds its way into the studio playlist.

:groan:

Zara Evens's picture

I think I've posted in this thread already, some time ago. Oh well!

www.audioscrobbler.com/user/zara

(having trouble using the < a > tag)

nike's picture

michael buble :: feeling good
tom jones
rem
norah jones
cassandra wilson :: harvest moon
st. germain
de phazz

Dav's picture

A.D.F., Blade, Breakbeat Era ( Thanks, Yves :), Buelent, Interpol, Kings of Leon, Kosheen, Lamb, Mardi Gras.BB, Morcheeba, Various DJs

jfp's picture

http://www.typographe.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=125#p125
Last purchased or digitized songs/albums from early january (last month update).

PS. first post on this new redesigned forum! Great new design. Congratulations.

mosh's picture

Pixies, Bunbury, Radiohead, Raphael, Ladytron, Ween, Skinny Puppy, Los Pelados del Norte, Mano Negra, Interpol, La Barranca, San Pascualito Rey, Rammstein, ABBA (!), Sisters of Mercy, Starsailor, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Björk, Bowie, Led Zep, Muse, Los Toreros Muertos. All of them being assorted Mp3 on my PC.

mosh's picture

Vincent,

Never saw Siouxsie's Banshees or Creatures as being gothies. In my opinion, they were mostly experimenting with different kind of sounds. For eighties gothies there were the Sisters, the Nephilim...

By the way, ¿is there something of the "new" Goth from this decade not some cloning from the eighties? Still searchin'...

mosh's picture

Interpol, yes, of course they are Joy Division clones, but they are great live and have punch to their songs -Joy Division was conceptually great but Ian Curtis "sang" terribly, let´s admit it!!! (Not as terribly as the singer in New Order, though).

Joe Pemberton's picture

Welcome JFP!

At this very moment: Super Discount

phil_garnham's picture

This is my first typophile post ever!

Currently listening to everything by 2 Many DJ’s. I went to see them last Friday at Fabric and they were awesome!

timd's picture

I intend to inflict some of these tracks on my co-workers
http://prewarblues.org/

Ermin's picture

kind of eclectic but iTunes said so:
stan getz, a.c. jobim, joao & astrud gilberto, james brown, al jarreau,
michel legrand, quincy jones, madredeus, towa tei, jamiroquai, burt bacharach,
the orb, michael franks, diana krall, fitzgerald +previn (live in berlin or rome, not sure),
pat metheny, charlie parker, toots thielemans, beck, cake, bjork and chemical bro's...
+
famous friends from my hometown www.thebambimolesters.com

and just friends www.soulfingers.net

Zara Evens's picture

Mosh,

I understand why you wouldn't want to label Siousxie and the Banshees/Creatures and being Goth, however they did have serious impact on the scene itself. I was involved in the Goth/Industrial scene for sometime throughout the 90's and they were at the forefront of what was happening musically. (I remember some of my friends used to cry when Siousxie would come on stage. :) ) Robert Smith once said that he and Siousxie never intended for people to categorize them in this manner, they don't consider themselves a part of any scene or genre – but they are flattered all the same.

I am not that familiar with the goth scene anymore (I still stick to the oldies) but it seems that this genre has morphed itself into contemporary "alternative" hard rock/punk. I can't give any examples as I avoid these records like the plague. I truly believe the goth scene died mid-nineties. Though, Peter Murphy is on tour again, I will be seeing him next week in Portland and I CANNOT wait. :)

Interpol, great band, and yes, obviously influenced by Joy Division, another one of my favorites. No matter how awful some may perceive Ian Curtis' voice to be, I still hear sweetness in songs like "Atmosphere." I highly recommend picking up some JD on vinyl – there is a quality to the music that is lost in other mediums. Early New Order did quite well with carrying on the Warsaw/Joy Division sound, but as soon as they went into mainstream discos, there wasn't much left for me to really enjoy.

Anyone ever hear New Order's Video 5-8-6? (intense, bass driven, 28 minute track)

Joe Pemberton's picture

Peter Murphy on tour? Who knew. Peter Murphy was one of those who actually grew musically post-goth (see also David Bowie) while others of the era rehash their old crap (see Rolling Stones).

How come David Bowie and Peter Murphy get better as they get older and Sting keeps getting worse? :/

Miss Tiffany's picture

Too much yoga. He's too relaxed.

mosh's picture

Zara:

I was lucky enough to see Bauhaus playing in Mexico City four or five years ago. Marvellous. The place where they played in was closed the day after because it was in a very ruined and dangerous state and was not designed to hold so many people. :) Nobody died the day of the concert, though.

I was a big Cure fan for maybe ten years, but I think the "good" Cure's final record was Disintegration. Others might disagree. The old material is powerful as ever to me. Same with the Banshees' catalogue.

Joe & Tiffany: I find that P.Murphy has gone a little bland also, but he's still got it. Sting? Yes, perhaps too much yoga AND wanting to appeal to 16-year olds with mellow ditties. Bowie's secret?: Get yourself accompanied by young, innovative musicians. His Outside CD was really great and well... chamaleonic.

timd's picture

I saw Bauhaus at the Old Vic in London in 1983, this was a farewell gig (and last performance for the Old Vic before it was gutted and refitted) with Pete Murphy swinging from the curtains, but he lost points for the Maxell ads and Bauhaus never equalled Bela Lugosi's Dead for me, although they did give a good performance. I wouldn't categorise Siousxie Sioux as goth, mainly because of their obvious punk roots (not that I really approve of trying to pigeonhole artists), I did see her in the audience at a Nick Cave gig promoting Murder Ballads at which Kylie Minogue performed a guest spot.
Tim

titus n.'s picture

today's mix yet:
orchestra baobab - specialist in all styles
dälek - from filthy tongues of gods and griots
john coltrane - quartet
roots manuva - run come save me

johnbutler's picture

Momus, Pet Shop Boys and the high-velocity flying roast beef that is Rammstein.

Forrest L Norvell's picture

That Roots Manuva album is FANTASTIC. I love it a lot.

John Hudson's picture

There's another Catholic typographer names John who is a Momus fan? What are the odds?

rs_donsata's picture

I have been listening to the Smashing Pumpkins these last days, they remember me the high school. Also I boght the Led Zeppelin Remasters and the last cd of The Mars Volta, sublime.

hdschellnack's picture

Nono, Siouxie never really was Goth, not a single moment. The Creatures were to experimental for that label and the Banshees too pop.

That said, at the moment I'm pretty straightforward into retro80s THE-Bands. Athelete, Engineers, Arcade Fire, Snow Patrol, The Faint, Te Doves... stuff like that.

The new Porcupine Tree album is fairly good, although not as breathtaking as the last three outings.

Jem is surprisingly good pop.

The new Mars Volta is pretty much the same as the last album, there is no other band like that, at the moment.

There's some good German bands at the moment, Bosse, Tomte, Niels Frevert, Kettcar.

The new New Order is, alas, boring as hell. I think I should just buy the Saville-covers and leave the actual CD in the stores. Same goies for the new Tori Amos CD, very been-there-done-that, but with the addition that not even the coverdesign is pleasant.

The Tord Gustavsen Trio (on the great ECM label) is wonderful stuff, great Jazz.

These days, thanks to iTunes, my listening habits have changed a bt. Where formerly any new CD would run for a few days in the studios CD-Player, now a new-bought album will get MP3-d pronto and put into the maelstrom of thousands of tracks played at random in itunes, so here in the studio AC/DC is followed by Schubert, Chet Baker by Slime. It makes for pretty weird surprises, but I haven't digitalized my whole CD-collection yet. As I have an ipod in my car now as well, the same principle applies there. As a result, my listening habits have a bit... fractalized, strangely enough.

Looking forward to Roisin Murphys first solo-album «Ruby Blue», shame about Moloko, though. ro is a great singer and Herbert should guarantee a nice soundtrack... but Moloko was one of the best pop bands these recent years, along with Lamb, who seem to be vanishing as well.

HD Schellnack

Wouter Spaak's picture

I am currently listening to Boards of Canada - Turqoise Hexagon Sun.

Next up is a piano sonata by Mozart.

Paul Cutler's picture

Lately I've been addicted to Russian Orthodox choral music, as well as Mass in B Minor by Bach…
peace

Nick Cooke's picture

Thanks to iTunes shuffle: Louis Prima, Captain Beefheart, The Durutti Column, The Residents, Pere Ubu, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, Soul Coughing, The Fall, Ivor Cutler, The Chemical Brothers, Anton Karas,Alice Cooper, Elbow, John Barry, N*E*R*D, Air, Snow Patrol, Brian Wilson, Gonzales, Ian Brown, Sly & The Family Stone, The Beatles, Brian Eno, Goldfrapp, 808 State, Coil, The Flaming Lips, Neil Young, Buddy Holly, Grandaddy, Django Reinhardt, Cornelius, Spike Jones, Pink Floyd, Associates, Nick Drake, Magazine. The Beta Band.

I could go on.

I love iTunes shuffle.

Nick Cooke

mosh's picture

Normally I use either a PC with WinAmp or Media Player, or a portable -cheap but reliable- Mp3 player to hear my music, so I have to ask: what's so marvellous about iTunes?

I am able to store/transport whatever music/data I want. I am able to shuffle, have visualizations for the songs, etc. Standard features. Am I missing something?

Chris Rugen's picture

The hum of flourescents, the click of others' keyboards, the murmur of muffled voices.

I forgot my headphones today.

::silently grumbles::

vinceconnare's picture

today downloading to me Ipod photo:

the Tears -
Pixies - Bosanova
Pixies - Surfer Rosa & Come on Pilgrim
Kylie - Ulitimate Kylie ( http://www.thepinkbraceletfund.org/ )
Basement Jaxx - Rooty and Kish Kash
Dominatrix Sleeps tonight - Dominatrix
Rockin' it - Fearless Four
Step on - Happy Mondays
Last night a dj saved my life - Indeep
Buffalo Gals - Malcom McClaren
Cavern - Liquid Liquid
Buffalo Stance - Nenah Cherry
Fetenhits - neue deutsche welle 2

vinceconnare's picture

and the
Stranglers Hammersmith Odeon album 1981

paul d hunt's picture

fannypack & ya gotta dig that lettering, yo!

speter's picture

Right now I'm into Bløf while learning some Dutch.

vinceconnare's picture

http://www.nme.co.uk/features/111564.htm

'Oh my gosh' Basement Jaxx new video

John Hudson's picture

Rachid Taha's hilarious yet rocking Arabic version of 'Rock the Casbah'. Over and over again.

dezcom's picture

The "Letterman" :-)

ChrisL

nathanjones's picture

I am listening to a lot of shit that makes me feel like a 35 year old lawyer.

Kathleen Edwards
Beth Orton
Adem
Damien Jurardo

I feel like I should be sitting in a Starbucks, instead of the studio!

Miss Tiffany's picture

Bjork's Vespertine
Air 10,000 MHz
Zen and the Art of Chilling, Volume 2

rs_donsata's picture

Yesterday I stumbled upon a CD my sister forgot in the house (she studies contemporary dance in other city). The CD is only labelled "Wim Mertems" yet it became one of my favourites in a single day.

I actually couldn´t find anything about this Wim Mertems on the internet so I guess I'll have to wait a couple of weeks to ask my sister about it.

Héctor

Forrest L Norvell's picture

That's cuz it's probably actually Wim Mertens, who has about ten billion albums out.

While I'm here, now I too have an Audioscrobbler feed: http://www.audioscrobbler.com/user/othiym23/. Apparently this week I'm really into The Fall, Ikara Colt, Roots Manuva, and the Epoxies. I've also been listening to the new Sleater-Kinney pretty relentlessly, but it's not made it into my Audioscrobbler listing yet.

adiazpaz's picture

"Narcotango", by Carlos Libedinsky.

http://www.carloslibedinsky.com/english/home.html

paul d hunt's picture

more pink martini: this time it's hang on little tomato
glen phillip's winter pays for summer
and paul anka's version of blackhole sun, smells like teen spirit and wonderwall

silas's picture

fela kuti

nicolai's picture

A few nice radio stations:
- If you are using iTunes you can also find these
stations when browsing through the radio section

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Bassdrive
Jungle, Drum´n Bass
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BeatBlender
Downtempo, ambient, lounge, house
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Groove Salad
Ambient beats & grooves
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Jazzmusique - My favorite!!!
Downtempo, ambient, lounge, house
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KKJZ 88.1 FM
Jazz, jazz, jazz
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Housemusique
Continous house mixes
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Dan Weaver's picture

When you come to Typecon in NYC and want to listen to the best jazz 88.3 FM WBGO. Listener sponsored radio and from 3-4 during M-F is the Blues Hour. If you would like a taste on-line streaming wbgo.org

Nick Shinn's picture

>I stumbled upon a CD my sister forgot

More family stuff:

It was a great loss when my son left home and took all his CDs with him, several of which I had become quite attached to (I missed the boy too). The other day I felt like a bit of Schnittke, in particular the Kronos recording of the String Quartets (great sleeve design BTW, featuring Alias' Granite face), but it was gone with Eric. So I went down to the local classical store to see if I could get a copy, but they didn't have one. Desparate for a Schnittke fix, I bought "Oleg Kagan plays Schnittke". Really enjoying Concerto No. 3 for Violin.

Always liked Peggy Lee but never heard her early work with Benny Goodman. My dad has a compilation album in his car, which he's lent me while he's on vacation, so I popped it on, and was gobsmacked -- she sounded so different then, and even more world-weary.

fabre's picture

Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, Kasabian... Lots of stuff beginning with "K". Saint Etienne and The Specials have also being appearing a lot recently on my iPod.

lapvance's picture

Blood Brothers — Crimes, Book of Dead Names — Blood of the Young EP, Digitata — Sexually Transmitted Emotions, Ice Cube — Amerikkka's Most Wanted, The Knife — Deep Cuts, Start Destruct — UNTITLED, All Thunderbirds Are Now, All Tracy and the Plastics.

SIMS — Lights Out Paris!!!

oldnick's picture

Cripes! It's happened: I've turned into my father. I am utterly clueless on about 95% of the band/artist names being bandied about here. And what worries me more is that, lately, I have come to believe that Rosemary Clooney rocks...

rs_donsata's picture

Botellita de Jerez: naco es chido, abuelita de batman, guacarrock del santo, alarmala de tos & al.

Héctor

fabre's picture

Don't worry oldnick... All of the bands I've mentioned here are British... we know how difficult it for UK artists/groups is to break into the US music market (unless you're The Beatles). But, it also works the other way round as I've never ever heard of Rosemary Clooney! =)

marcox's picture

Fountains of Wayne, my favorite purveyors of power pop, just released a 2-CD set* of b-sides, non-album singles, demos, etc. Awesome stuff -- their discards outclass most bands' official output.

*"Out of State Plates," for those shopping at home.

paul d hunt's picture

at the moment... Funeral by Arcade Fire.

Bald Condensed's picture

Right now -- 13 & God, a collaboration by German glitchpop rockers The Notwist and Anticon electro-rap experimentalists Themselves.

Stefan H's picture

The Supperclub volumes (1-8) are superb and always hot for me! The first CD on each pac makes you mellow, CD 2 keeps you awake on the night shift.

Naryana's picture

Goldfrapp - Black Cherry
Green Day - American Idiot
The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation

...are the most played albums on my iPod.

Chris Rugen's picture

Lots of streaming & downloading from WeFunk Radio. Great funk and hip-hop, and every show has a playlist for easy ID'ing of good tracks.

Dan Weaver's picture

Montreal Jazz festival, live from 2-6 on WBGO.org

andi emery's picture

Wow! What a great diverse list of music!

I just picked up the new Audioslave album, "Out of Exile" - seems great so far.

Am also listening to:

Paul Van Dyk's Reflections
Thievery Corporation's Sounds from the Verve Hi-Fi which features a whole plethora of songs by Stan Getz, Chico Hamilton and Sergio Mendes, just to name a few.
Thievery Corporation's new album "The Cosmic Game"
Wilco's "A Ghost is Born"
and finally, some good local group music, Rheostatics; "True North"

dvsmethid's picture

Steve Reich
Spankrock
Devin the Dude
Express Rising
Delarosa&Asora
Paul Wall
A few of J-Rocc's mixtapes (Soul, Hip-Hop, Funk)

Fredrik's picture

Savath & Savalas
Fennesz
Matthew Herbert Big Band

Always:
Gil Scott Heron
Miles

to name a few.

negativespace's picture

Thievery Corp, Boards of Canada, nice choices :)

Ever since Saturday, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon has been in high rotation!

dnm's picture

Most recently:

  • Coltraine: Blue Trane, Impressions, Giant Steps, and A Love Supreme
  • Bill Frissell Quartet
  • Interpol: Turn On The Bright Lights and Antics
  • Ted Leo + Pharmacists: The Tyranny Of Distance, Hearts Of Oak, and Shake The Streets
  • Assorted Thievery Corporation and Eighteenth Street Lounge labelmates.
l_vazquez's picture

At moment listening to quite a lot of power pop, like:
Brendan Benson, Oranger, The Sights, Jason Faulkner, Bronco Bullfrog, Death Ray Davies, Cotton Mather, etc, etc.

fabiobola's picture

Listening to my own work.
Now I'm really lost between music and typography.

marcox's picture

Ooh, Oranger! I was introduced to them a couple of months ago -- great stuff. Can't wait for their new disc in September...

Chris Rugen's picture

New discs!

Blackalicious Nia - it's so, so good
Quasimoto The Further Adventures of Lord Quas - Madlib getting stoned
The Arcade Fire (their recently re-released first EP) - if you liked Funeral, you'll like this
Plane Hello More - picked it up on a recommendation from my record store, compared it to Modest Mouse, Interpol, and Postal Service

vinceconnare's picture

"Proud" - Heather Small

Jerusalem - Emerson, Lake and Palmer

London Calling - The Clash

"In the days that follow look at our airports, look at our sea ports and look at our railway stations and, even after your cowardly attack, you will see that people from the rest of Britain, people from around the world will arrive in London to become Londoners and to fulfil their dreams and achieve their potential."

"They choose to come to London, as so many have come before because they come to be free, they come to live the life they choose, they come to be able to be themselves. They flee you because you tell them how they should live. They don't want that and nothing you do, however many of us you kill, will stop that flight to our city where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another. Whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail."

-- Ken Livingstone - Mayor of London

http://www.thelondonline.co.uk/theline/article.php?articleID=495

magnus_gaarde's picture

Just got the new Beck album 'Guero' today and it's playing on the stereo right now. It's cool.

paul d hunt's picture

well last night, it was Michael Buble in concert. now i've got jazz standards playin in my head.

Dan Weaver's picture

Paul go over to WBGO.org and listen to the live streaming and you will be hooked.

Miss Tiffany's picture

a little rock: keane, snow patrol, the killers, franz ferdinand, embrace, blur, bush, the bravery, doves, the vines

and

some led zeppelin and def leppard for good measure

=^D

Duckworth's picture

Nice one Tiffany, you've got to love the bands coming out of the UK recently.

At the moment I'm into The Doves (the Last Broadcast being their best work to date - Some Cities gets (imho) overrated reviews and doesn't live up to the hype). Saw them recently and they're great. My new favourite band is The Magic Numbers, they're also great live. Other than that, Royksopp are great as background electronica. Not feeling the latest Coldplay album quite yet, though. James Blunt's also getting a lot of airplay in our house due to my girlfriend - and REM (they played Nottingham last week and were superb). Oh, I mustn't leave out Athlete who are well worth a listen.

Joe Pemberton's picture

Tiff, you had me up until Def Leppard... =)

Speaking of the UK... I found this podcast, Not Your Usual Bollocks (iTunes link requires v4.9). Very tasty, half hour block of various indie tracks with very little talk. The host plays some obscure stuff (to my ears) - Brit electronica, German electronic. He mixes in just enough recognizable stuff from Kasabian, Autolux, Aphex Twin, to keep it at least a tad familiar. Very highly recommended! (Isn't it rare to find a podcast you can actually recommend?)

jupiterboy's picture

Katamari Damacy Soundtrack.

http://music.for-robots.com/archives/000567.html

This tends to stick to you. Really a J-Pop sampler but thematically written around the game, which you should play if you have a PS2.

Other tips.

1.) Scott Walker 3
2.) Robert Wyatt Cuckoland
3.) Brian Wilson Smile and the other bookend Van Dyke Parks Song Cycle
4.) Jim O'Rourke Eureka

None of this is really new but so good, and back in rotation at the moment.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Ah, c'mon. What's like with out a little hairband? =^D Their 'best of' was released on iTunes and I found myself having a flashback to torn jeans, black leather, and big hair. =^D

fredo's picture

As someone who once fancied himself as something of a godsent curator of mixtapes, saving dozen of lost souls from Marillion, Pink Floyd, Lynyrd skynyrd, Grunge, well schooled musicians in general and those who kept their flute in a legholster in particular, well You can imagine my frustration when the display window of my 20G iPod threw in the towel. If I wanted an iMammoth shuffle i'd asked for it OK?
Is it... Townes van Zandt or is it Guy Clark? I'm completely lost for most of the time.

I take some comfort in a group I constantly return to; the Go-betweens. I've bought their latest album, Oceans apart, and mix it with some of their old stuff, at my agency's error-prone cd-shuffler. It's a sweet, sweet band.

ƒ

Zara Evens's picture

Tiffany, I am right there with the Def Leppard. I have a secret collection of Def Leppard on vinyl and am always on the hunt for old paraphernalia, such as t-shirts and pins. Every once in a while I pull out the ole' "Historia" video colleciton on VHS, that is when I am near a VCR, which is rare. And then I totally play air guitar and imagine what my life would be like if I had followed my teen-age dream and married Joe Elliot. It is a sickness…

Sampling a lot of new stuff right now, but there are a couple of albums I can't stop listening to that should make it onto this year's list of best releases:

Sufjan Stevens, Come on, feel the Illinoise! Beautiful, dramatic, a truly stunning piece of work. Highly recommended!
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Debut release. A few of us TypeCon attendees are lucky enough to have nabbed the very last tickets for a sold-out show next week in Brooklyn, all thanks to my favorite ghost.

paul d hunt's picture

lots of east indian stuff:
The Frequent Flyer : Bombay Collection
DJ Cheb i Sabbah &
Kiran Ahluwalia

Tiff, can you hit the India Festival for me since i'm so far away from Spanish Fork? And then Bombay House, mmmmm i miss that place!

...oh, and some shameless self-promotion: ya'll should definately check out The William Caslon Experience. Free CD with the purchace of the font family.

jim_rimmer's picture

Bix Beiderbecke, Sydney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, Gjango Reinhardt

and cat recovering from surgery

Jim

jim_rimmer's picture

Django. Sorry

Jim

dave bailey's picture

My new favorites are from Iceland nonetheless: Sigur Rós and Múm

Other stuff I've been listening to has been really chill music/trip hop like:

Aqualung
Boards Of Canada
Thievery Corporation
Sound Tribe Sector 9
Mogwai
Telefon Tel Aviv
DJ Shadow
Four Tet

Oh and a recent obsesion with the Finnish band: H.I.M.

That's really it!

paul d hunt's picture

which 4tet?

for me it's russian today: Ivanushki International

dave bailey's picture

which 4tet?

Rounds!

Stephen Coles's picture

I encourage all to join Last.fm -- the music community site. (Here's my page.) Then join the Typophiles group and we can all listen to each other.

dave bailey's picture

I just requested to join that group Stephen, only my handle is grafixforlife :D

Chris Rugen's picture

Rounds is such a stunning album.

Now I'm queueing it up.

Now I'm listening to it.

Now I'm smiling a little.

Ahh.

dave bailey's picture

Rounds is such a stunning album.
Now I’m queueing it up.
Now I’m listening to it.
Now I’m smiling a little.
Ahh.

AND you're in Philly too, it must be something in the air that makes us love this album! ;)

Chris Rugen's picture

It's this gorgeous weather. I've moved on to The K&D Sessions now.

fredo's picture

I encourage all to join Last.fm — the music community site. (Here’s my page.) Then join the Typophiles group and we can all listen to each other. (Stephen Coles)

Just signed in. Consider me a Hangaround.

ƒ

Stephen Coles's picture

fredo and David are in. C'mon everybody. We only need 4 more members to churn out stats and a radio station.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Ok I'm interested. Look for typegirl.

I'm currently listening to The William Caslon Experience and loving it!
http://www.p22.com/records/

adnix's picture

Since I upgraded my iTunes a few months ago, I've been listening to a lot of podcasts. Even though I haven't bought a comic book in years, I've been into Comic Geek Speak. They put on a pretty entertaining podcast that doesn't get too into minutae.

Bought Unchained by Johnny Cash on iTunes last week. It was only $6.99! Can't beat that.

Way too much U2, both official and live bootlegs

Also, Everything But the Girl, Coldplay, Ella Fitzgerald, Bebel Gilberto, etc.

paul d hunt's picture

c'mon we just need 3 more at the last fm group!

bluealgae's picture

Sufjan Stevens, his Illinois album.

Zara Evens's picture

Probably the best album released this year, that Illinoise. You'll notice that Sufjan ranks quite high in the Typophile community radio on Last.fm, which Paul linked above. (I wonder how much influence my own listening trends had on that :) )

Last.fm's radio feature is fantastic – when I listen to my 'neighorhood' station, I feel like I am listening to a collection of my highest rates tunes, in addition to all the albums on my wish list, it is great! Problem is, the player itself very seriously eats up all available memory on my computer. Until they fix that, I won't use it. :(

Dan Weaver's picture

I've been listening to Tony Bennett's The Art of Romance and my favorite tune is The Best Man. …I was the best man at the end when I was the best man at my best friends wedding day.

zee4land's picture

BajoFondo.... Give it a try, tango/lounge fusion. Makes you wander of in mindscapes when having trouble with too many pages to fit in :-)

Hildebrant's picture

American Copywriter (Podcast). Search iTunes for it.

paul d hunt's picture

Typophile Radio iMix for the last week.

Yaronimus-Maximus's picture

hi (newbie)
Doves - Lost Souls
Doves - The Last Broadcast
Doves - Lost cities (yea the others are better)
Broadway project - The Vessel
Eric Trufaz - Saloua

Jem's picture

Listening to:

Live EVIL
Miles Davis

It's not easy,
I wish I had a glass of red and a cigarette to help.

...but I love it!

Yaronimus-Maximus's picture

miles davis is AWESOME.
listening to his sessions can be tedious but it's fun fun fun.

paul d hunt's picture

andrew bird's the mysterious production of eggs. mmmmmmmmmmm...

paul d hunt's picture

glen phillips singin' bjork's hyperballad

Nick Hanschke's picture

Sigur Ros - Takk...

I have been anticipating this album since I first heard they were releasing a new album. I decided to NOT download the leaked version of it, you know, stay pure and wait until it is actually released. I'm thanking myself so much that I did that. I first listened to it 2 days ago on a bus to Ottawa, ON. Definatly shouldn't have done that. This album lifted me up, and made me feel joy beyond the description of words. To me , this album is beauty in its prime. Their best album yet. I have not stopped listening too it, I think I'm on the 20th time, not sure.

Either way, this is definatly an album to check out.

fredo's picture

Back in the saltmine, I've cooked up a shuffle with the Cramps, Gun Club, Go!Team, Gloria Jones and sweet, sweet El Perro Del Mar, fully visible at Last.fm.
But the Radio software fails to unpack every time. Could it be that I'm on OSX.2.8? Any clues? I want Typophile radio!

ƒ

vinceconnare's picture

Listening to Erik Spiekermann on TypeRadio in I-tunes on WinXP.

paul d hunt's picture

Nickel Creek's Why Should the Fire Die? over, and over, and over, and ...

mello's picture

I've been spinning a lot of Cheick Tidiane Seck (the whole awesome MandinGroove album) and Burhan Öçal & Trakya All Stars these last days. Also Amadou & Mariam quite often -- from their last album, the one produced by Manu Chao.

Kristina Drake's picture

I have Bugge Wesseltoft in the car, at home and at work. Constantly.
http://www.jazzlandrec.com/bios.html

Am also into Jack Johnson and Les Cowboys Fringants and you can't beat Daniel Belanger's Deflaboxe when you're in the zone working on layout. http://www.audiogram.com/

Eric_West's picture

Sufjan Stevens based on Zara's recommendation. Give it an A+ as well. Arcade fire, the Bravery, Bloc Party, and my old school Depeche Mode collection. Ummm. The Quick Fix Kills too.

paul d hunt's picture

i wonder how many record sales Mr. Stevens can credit to our dear Zara? (i = +1)

Eric_West's picture

New Depeche Mode coming out!

Eric_West's picture

New music. I like . Michael Bublé. Young guy, sings jazz standards, some motown, oldies. Swingin.

dezcom's picture

The sound of ice dripping on my window :-/
But I am drowning it out with my newest purchase of Verdi,

ChrisL

Dan Weaver's picture

Stan Freberg Presents: The United States of America

dezcom's picture

with Washington crossing the Dellaware? :-)

ChrisL

Dan Weaver's picture

Should I pick Popeye or Donald Duck?

fredo's picture

Been a lot of Gene Clark lately, so it's not a step too far to get into the Gosdin Brothers

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pattyfab's picture

CHOCOLATE GENIUS!

dave bailey's picture

Lately I've been on a binge of State Radio, formerly Dispatch. I've also been listening to Editors, Sigur Rós, Múm, The Shins and Tears For Fears.

anonymous's picture

Lonely beer Midnight kerning music:
--------------------------Jeff Buckley

Joe Pemberton's picture

I was glad to hear Soma FM is back online.

As for kids music, my girls (age 5 and 3) can't get
enough of the Toy Dolls (you know, the 80s punk band
that did "Nellie the Eliphant"). Who would've guessed
their goofy lyrics, thick british accents and punk flavor
would be a hit with kids. Or maybe it's just their name.

Joe Pemberton's picture

KCRW (http://www.kcrw.com). The world-class "Morning
Becomes Eclectic" show is finally an MP3 stream and no
longer a lame Real Audio broadcast.

(Note: It's a true 'simulcast' so you can see the
programming on the site.)

Enjoy.

Joe Pemberton's picture

Wow, Michael, that Beck set is great. (And I need to rescind
my RealAudio rant. Their RealAudio archives are much,
much better with the new--still free--RealOne player).

Joe Pemberton's picture

Stephen is responsible for reintroducing me to Cat Power.

Also, digging Interpol lately. It's like the distilled
essence of alterna-eighties, in a modern package (sans
the Casio keyboard and the hair).

Oh, and Jared introduced me to Add N to (X).
Nice stuff. It's like the Chemical Brothers with a sense of
humor, overlayed with Radiohead-esque textures.

Stephen Coles's picture

What Tiffany meant is T

anonymous's picture

this may not be very cool.
but I liked the last fugazi album


there's a really great act from DC called the Black Eyes. they have 3 drummers and 2 bassists. pretty amazing live
So far theyve been releasing their own vinyl, but theyre supposed to have something produced by ian mckaye soon

Stephen Coles's picture

Respect for Tortoise! Here's my stuff.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Evanescence, REALLY loud.

Joe Pemberton's picture

I can't get enough Beth Orton lately. Don't know what it is... her voice is like butter.

Joe Pemberton's picture

Jean, Black Market Clash is one of the best albums of all
time. Perfect for driving.

Joe Pemberton's picture

Yeah Yeah Yeahs! As raw as Beth Orton or maybe Cat Power, but more... unexpected. Check it out.

(No, not Hot Hot Heat -- who's lyrics are as repetetetetive as their name. Anyway, what's with band names nowadays? Soon they're gonna sound like race horses.)

Stephen Coles's picture

Excellent suggestion, JFP. I've been using iChatStatus for a
long time and it's an excellent way to catch a bit of what is
going into my buddies' ears all day. I suggest more Typophiles
get on iChat or AIM and install that sucker.

Here is an old list of Typophile AIM names. I've reactivated
the thread. Add yours to it.

Joe Pemberton's picture

> Bowing a guitar like a cello.

Yeah, the end of the guitar was on the floor while he sat in a chair and drew the bow across the middle of the neck. Like a cello. Droning ensues, true to their signature sound. Not sure how Jimmy Page did it. Who's Jimmy Page? (j/k)

Miss Tiffany's picture

Allow me to imagine Jimmy Page, err I mean, describe how he held his guitar. Ahem. I mean to say that Jimmy would leave his guitar strapped on, slung low on his hips, and would bow the guitar from that position.

(If only I'd been born 20 years earlier!)

imagineer's picture

I've been in a dazey mood lately. Beck's new album, Sea Change, is helping me thrive.

paul d hunt's picture

Breakin' Dishes!!! ... again

Artur Schmal's picture

Slayer, to keep up the pace.

ebensorkin's picture

Luke Vibert & The Field

fredo's picture

momus

dtw's picture

The sounds emanating from the iPod earphones of the colleague sitting next to me. Wish I wasn't though. She must have that up waaay too loud.

_________________________________________________________________
Ever since I chose to block pop-ups, my toaster's stopped working.

Quincunx's picture

Nick Drake at the moment.

blank's picture

I just found a fabulous bootleg of a Metallica show put on in Vienna this summer, I pretty much keep it on repeat right now. Too bad their studio work isn’t remotely this good.

Quincunx's picture

I've got a major playlist... but the last couple of songs were from Paul Brady, Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Christy Moore, Van Morrison and Lou Reed.

fontplayer's picture

Just ordered the new Alison Krauss CD so I can trip on the zen-like reserved bass playing of Abraham Laborial, as well as listen to an angel sing. Jerry Douglas and the rest are well worth grokking also.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Lately,

Aphex Twin: The Richard D. James Album
Wilco: A.M.
Bowery Electric: Beat
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton: Knives Don't Have Your Back
and more Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works, Volume II

Paul Cutler's picture

Wow. There's people that listen to music? Who would have known?

pbc

fontplayer's picture

Wow. There’s people that listen to music? Who would have known?

I am more than a little puzzled that music doesn't seem as important as it once did. I don't know of my hearing is dulled, or could it be my imagination. Or is it simply not as important as I thought it was. I just don't know what to think. Shift happens.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

I think the world would be a pretty awful place if there were no music. Just MHO.

Paul Cutler's picture

The only thing about music that is good is playing it. Of course that is an extremely biased opinion…

I feel the same way about design.

pbc

Hiroshige's picture

Marc Bolan and T-Rex!

Get it on...

Quincunx's picture

The playlist just supplied me with: Sniffin' the Tears, Dylan, Steppenwolf and Bo Diddley.

mili's picture

I have a bad case of Travis season going on at the moment.

By the way, they're type related (a font to download)
http://www.selfishjean.com/

Hildebrant's picture

Mili: Same here. Can't get enough of it!

John Hudson's picture

Various Ensemble Organum recordings in rotation. Not only stunning, powerful vocal performances, but the kind of musicological archaeology that makes you question what you think you know about the history of western music.

Nickel's picture

The Beatles - Love and Crazy P - A Night on Earth. Strange combination yes but hell, I like it.

blank's picture

Today I’m hooked on the Dethalbum. I feel very lucky to live in a time when a cartoon death metal band can release a full-length album and get their marketing people to “leak” it a month before it hits stores.

John’s organum recordings sound fascinating, but I’m on a loud, fast, and distorted binge right now.

jupiterboy's picture

I'm enjoying the most recent Bad Brains.

hilda moucharrafieh's picture

Currently listening to cocoRosie, Lou Reed, red house painters, sigur Ros...
I recently discovered CocoRosie actually, and i'd like to always be all ears for creative musical experimentation. so let me know what you think of as creative experimentation!

exist,
Hilda

Quincunx's picture

I'm listening to Kate & Anne McGarrigle at the moment.

Endre Berentzen's picture

Jazzanova
Jaga Jazzist
Heroes & Zeros
Erik Satie
Beck
The Knife
Magnet
Ryan Adams
Sondre Lerche
Rufus Wainwright
Anthony and the Jonhsons
Talib Kweli

To mention just a few;o)

Quincunx's picture

Nice coincidence, Rufus Wainwright is Kate McGarrigle's son. Totally unimportant detail, but okay. But I don't really like his music too much.
I do like Kweli's music though.

blank's picture

I’ve had Rhianna on repeat for two days now. It never gets old. I need to go buy the CD and stop streaming the video from YouTube—this THX system does not do good things for Youtube audio.

Endre Berentzen's picture

Jelmar you should check out the knife if you haven't heard them. Check out their Deep cuts album. Of topic you should also have a look and give me some feedback on my new typeface in the making in the critique section;o)

paul d hunt's picture

I’ve had Rhianna on repeat for two days now.
that's what i said, breakin dishes. :P
but now i've moved on to "sealion woman" mmmmm.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

For Quincunx: The McGarrigle sisters!

I first heard about them through Linda Ronstadt covering some of their songs... Their albums are pretty hard to find in record stores these days... Maybe I should try online. :-)

jupiterboy's picture

I like the first Rufus recording but it has something to do with the Van Dyke Parks arrangements.

Quincunx's picture

Ricardo: Yeah, I would try online. You can also search on youtube for a couple of live songs (especially the ones recorded for Transatlantic Sessions are great). No good sound quality, but nice songs nonetheless.

Endre: I will check The Knife out. And also your typeface, asap. :)
I've also got something in the pipeline to post on the critique boards.
Probably later tonight or tomorrow.

Nick Shinn's picture


Weather Report Live In Tokyo.

Sad news that Joe Zawinul has died.

Endre Berentzen's picture

Nice spread Nick!

fontplayer's picture

Sad news that Joe Zawinul has died.

At least he had a good long ride. But when I think of Weather Report, it is hard not to think of and be saddened by the tragic direction Jaco's life took. In his short span he influenced just about all bass players, whether they know it or not.

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man i've seen Sigur Ros about a million times, I really recommend them but not if you're going to see them in NYC

you guys should really pick up The Big Bang; an introduction to the hottest chick in the game is also in order.

Get low, Bus

nkwiatek's picture

also double-post

John Hudson's picture

James: John’s organum recordings sound fascinating, but I’m on a loud, fast, and distorted binge right now.

Ah, in that case I recommend Penderecki's string ensemble piece 'Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima'. A friend of mine always takes this CD with him when he goes speaker shopping: it's a great test piece, and always frightens the sales guys. You can hear a WMA sample here (pop-up window).

I have to admit that I massively prefer Penderecki's later music.

Endre Berentzen's picture

A man! (John;-)

I played that snippet just before crawling to bed and now I cannot sleep. Probably the first time I've been really scared by sound alone. It sounded like it was recorded in hell.

Any music that can create a feeling so strong in a person deserves our respect.
Awesome....

I don't want to stop typing: It will be dark when I turn this off and right now the blue light from my Macbook Pro is the only thing keeping me safe!

option3's picture

i've been listening to lots a afro-latin stuff. here's a mix i put together

http://www.discobelle.net/2007/08/30/afro-latin-hiphop-disco-funk-house-mix
people like: Tom Ze,Red Astaire, Quantic, Makossa Man and mashups in that style

hilda moucharrafieh's picture

haha, after hearing the test piece 'Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima' (John) my body hair stood on its tip, then i went into a hyterical fit of laughter. Luckily Andre, i'm in daylight now! i dont think i've ever been captured so quickly in a music piece as i just had. it was so instant.

on the other hand, currently listening to soap kills and Scrambled Eggs from LEBANON

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Nick -- awww, I liked Weather Report too! Sorry to hear about Zawinul passing.

blank's picture

The Threnody is definitely interesting, emotional, and powerful. Unfortunately I can tell it’s one of those pieces that loses quite a bit of power as a recording. I’ll have to keep watch for a performance.

Does anyone else feel that experiencing certain artistic events sort of turns down the volume on everything else? Between Wagner operas and seeing a 70mm print of Lawrence of Arabia, everything else seems smaller—especially experienced at home.

Endre Berentzen's picture

Sounds like you need to stop playing records on your 299$ stereo and buy a real hifi system James;o) lol

No, joke aside, you are absolutely right. Nothing can beat a well produced, well performed masterpiece experienced live or in the original format.

John Hudson's picture

The trouble I have with concerts -- and I'm talking here about serious music performances, of course -- is that they almost always want to give the impression of value for money, which means that there is usually two or more pieces on the programme, depending on the overall length. And not only am I usually only interested in hearing one of the pieces, but that's usually all I can manage if I'm going to really pay attention to the music. It's tiring to really listen to something!

Nick Shinn's picture

The trouble I have with concerts is when they tell you all about what you're about to hear.

blank's picture

I know exactly what you mean about long concerts. It’s hard enough for those of us who appreciate the music but in limited doses, but it can be really hard to get friends and family to go along knowing that before they get to the one really great work they have to sit through a debut from some new composer almost nobody has ever heard of and one or two other minor works. It doesn’t help that concert halls also have the most uncomfortable seats around.

pattyfab's picture

Cat Empire - ska-like band from australia

Nouvelle Vague - 80s covers in bossa nova style

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Gus Gus- Northern Lights!!!

John Hudson's picture

Tonight, the Be Good Tanyas' first two albums

[Just in case anyone was thinking that I only ever listen to mediaeval choral and 20th century orchestral music.]

Yesterday, James Macmillan's percussion concerto Veni, Veni, Emmanuel. Really loud. I've got the Evelyn Glennie recording too, but prefer the Colin Currie performance even though the recording quality isn't as good. Still, Glennie is a remarkable musician, despite being profoundly deaf since the age of twelve.

Endre Berentzen's picture

Hmmmm, Patricia!
Did Cat Empire make it to the States?
They were a small local band in Melbourne, Australia back in 2003. A friend of mine from my Melbourne days; Jumps is on the decks. I haven't heard of them since 2003. American tour hmmm, Good on them! Hope they come to Norway.

Stefan Seifert's picture

Smashing Pumpkins.
Done my best sensitive fonts listening to them

Stefan

blank's picture

I’m starting off with Muse this morning. Reminds me that hockey season opens soon.

pattyfab's picture

Endre - Cat Empire played in Central Park this summer and a friend of mine saw them, bought the CD. I'm sorry I missed the show, he said it was phenomenal.

jupiterboy's picture

The Damned—Strawberries

Gus Winterbottom's picture

Vladimir Godar: Regina Coeli (you have to hear this; it's sung by Iva Bittova).

Pelecis: Conversation with a Friend; Concertino Bianco.

Mark Connor: Fanfare for the Volunteer.

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2.

Lilburn: Aotearoa Overture; Three Symphonies.

Bertrand's orchestral version of Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit (my favorite piano music).

Roussel: La Poeme de la Foret.

Alwyn: Piano Concerto No. 2.

Kremer: Hommage a Piazzola.

Saluzzi: Ojos Negros.

Bill Frisell: Good Dog, Happy Man. His version of Shenandoah is on my list of music for my memorial service.

In preparation for Christmas, Rick Sowash's Piano Trio #3, A Christmas Divertimento.

When I want to scare stereo salespeople, I use the last movement of Hovhaness' Mount St. Helens.

John Hudson's picture

Right now I'm listening to very good Persian traditional music on iTunes.

fontplayer's picture

I'm falling in love with the shuffle feature in iTunes. With over 700 mixed genre CDs, some of the mixes can be startling.

Some I've heard today:

George Jones (Country), Norah Jones (Pop), Dan Tyminski (bluegrass), Sam Cooke (soul/R&B), Kitka (Bulgarian/Eastern Europe), Beatles (Pop), Canadian Brass (Classical), Pedro Infante (Mexican), Miles Davis (Jazz), Astrud Gilberto (Brazilian Jazz), Ladysmith Black Mambazo (a capella African Vocal), Marty Robbins (Country), Jimi Hendrix (Rock), Stan Kenton (Big Band), Arturo Sandoval (Jazz), Swingle Singers (a capella Classical), Bob Dylan (Folk), Altan (Irish), Al Green (soul/R&B), Dolly Parton (Bluegrass), Los Tres Diamantes (Mexican Trio), John Lee Hooker (Blues), Connie Smith (Country), Beatrice Adriana (Rancheras), etc. mixed in with some that I didn't know I had, or who it is.

In my car I am locked out of the iPod controls, so I wait until I get home to see who it was.

This is such a blast. Sometimes the mix gets so incongruous I have to laugh out loud while driving down the road. It would be fun to make a radio station using this shuffle feature, just to imagine people all over the place going, "What the H...?"

Stefan Seifert's picture

Hey Fontplayer,

in my ears is John Lee Hooker right now.
Damned! He IS cool.

Stefan

Quincunx's picture

John Lee Hooker is cool indeed

mili's picture

Fontplayer,
thanks to the iTunes shuffle I had this amusing playlist some weeks ago, the song names in a row almost make sense:

Nothing’s Impossible (Depeche Mode)
Straighten Out (Stranglers)
Touched By The Hand Of God (New Order)
A Touch Of Henry Moore (The Nits)
Writing To Reach You (Travis)
Rainbow Flows (Husky Rescue)
Carry Me (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)
Where The Wild Roses Grow (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)
Smile Like You Mean It (The Killers)
Blame It On Me (Barenaked Ladies)
What You Meant (Franz Ferdinand)
Mercy In You (Depeche Mode)
Unconditional (The Bravery)
The Seething Rain Weeps For You (Mew)
Starz In Their Eyes (Just Jack)
Coming Home (The Crash)
Aerial (Kate Bush)
That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (The Smiths)
Dress Up In You (Belle & Sebastian)
Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday) (Moby)
Now My Heart Is Full (Morrissey)

chiefdzp's picture

kenny garrett
spyro gyra
david sanborn
ramsey lewis
keith jarrett
larry carlton
chillout lounge
hill street soul
bb king
feeder
carmen (opera)
stan getz

fontplayer's picture

I've spent some time tonight at uTube listening to Feist, the lady with the quirky voice singing on the new iPod Nano commercial. Her delivery is so unusual. Sort of like Melanie mixed with a touch of Marc Bolan. I finally had to look up who was doing it. She has some other nice songs. I will probably have to buy something of hers.

I bet that commercial is a nice boost for her career. I can't be the only one checking her out.

blank's picture

Right now I’m hooked on Trent Reznor’s remix site: http://remix.nin.com/.

Posting his master tracks online for people to remix was brilliant. I can’t wait to see what he does without a record company holding him back.

paul d hunt's picture

junior boys: so this is goodbye {special edition}
i highly recommend this one.

will powers's picture

Every day, Thelonious Monk. For 45 years, every day, Thelonious Monk.

Keeps the blood thin, filters contaminants out of the air, calms the nerves. There's never enough.

powers

Paul Cutler's picture

Django Reinhardt at the moment. Love the guitar tone - so tinny.

pbc

blank's picture

Are jazz labels generally RIAA members, or can I buy jazz without feeding the RIAA legal machine?

jupiterboy's picture

Every day, Thelonious Monk. For 45 years, every day, Thelonious Monk.

Ever listen to Herbie Nichols? Highly recommended.

Paul Cutler's picture

James - the RIAA keeps labels honest as well as serves as their police. Some of the biggest rip-offs in the music industry were perpetrated by "independent" labels, of course there is no shortage of stories about the majors, but at least they have to more or less play by the rules and pay me my royalties.

Young bands get taken advantage of a lot. The first single from one of my bands was put out by an "indie". I have never received one penny even though I wrote both of the songs and played guitar. The person running the indie has declared bankruptcy several times over. Ironically one of the songs from that single was covered by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, resulting in a really good last couple of years royalty wise. Even more ironic is that I have never listened to their version of the song.

So unless you are buying a Sun Ra CD from Sun Ra himself - someone is in the middle and chances are they are up to no good.

pbc

Miss Tiffany's picture

I'm listening to Christmas music. I can't help myself. http://www.last.fm/user/typegirl

John Hudson's picture

Milanese liturgical chant. It's the feast of St Ambrose, after all.

blank's picture

The latest 4am mixtape from Warren Ellis. I kind of want to crank up the Wagner, but if I turn it up enough to hear the bass I Birgit Nilsson will wake up the baby next door.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

The Lassie Foundation
Madlib
Bill Evans
Sun Ra
Serena Maneesh
The Lionheart Brothers
Gangstarr
My Bloody Valentine
Caribou
Dj Shadow
Swervedriver
Mozart

pattyfab's picture

Sharon Jones
Andrew Bird
Animastik
Beirut
Camera Obscura
Cat Empire
The Clientele
Flunk (thanks Tiff)
The Greyboy Allstars
My Morning Jacket
Nouvelle Vague
Malcolm Holcombe
Richard Hawley
Say Hi to Your Mom
Spoon
Sufjan Stevens

all on my "recently added" playlist - this is a good idea btw if you want to go straight to your newest music. Another tip I picked up is to make an On the Go playlist of all the songs you want to delete from the iPod, anyone else find that you hear some song you don't like while you're listening on the road and then can't remember what it is when you get back to your computer? This is an easy way to remember, so you can trash them later.

lore's picture

Django Reinhardt at the moment. Love the guitar tone - so tinny.
Paul, did you see Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown with Sean Penn?

Aimee Mann
crazy bitch Amy Winehouse
and I have a crush on Elliot Smith. Sigh.

JHMcLellan's picture

Brandi Carlile
Simon and Garfunkle (always)
Mendelssohn (Italian Symphony)
Billy Joel
Five for Fighting
Rob Thomas
Lonestar
Keith Urban
Maroon 5
Marc Cohn

mjpatrick's picture

This thread is so cool. I was so happy to see the Weather Report album posted. I am still discovering them, although I've listened to Jaco's first album for some time now.

White Stripes - 2007 - Icky Thump... vinyl version which _completely_ blows away the CD
Andy Taylor - 1987 - Thunder [2006 Expanded Remaster Promo Sample] ... short run pressing that cost me a fortune on "the Bay"
Dead Kennedys - 2004 - Live At The Deaf Club
Kazumi Watanabe - 1987 - The Spice Of Life
Killers - 2007 - Sawdust
Kylie Minogue - 2007 - X
Superdrag - 1996 - Regretfully Yours
Chicago - 1972 - V [2002 Rhino Expanded Remaster]
Kanye West - 2007 - Graduation (Don't know much about Kanye, a coworker gave me the CD to listen to)

I bought a laserdisc copy of Jimmy Buffett: Live By The Bay, albeit more for listening than watching. Not on DVD, not one stinker in the setlist, Jimmy was in his prime for a great show.

I'm trying to find a few nice compilations of violin sonatas on CD (I am open to recommendations).

sant2007's picture

My list today:
R. Strauss; Elektra, Inge Borkh
Ike & Tina Turner - The Kent years
Django Reinhardt; Nuages - Jazz in Paris
Mozart; Requiem, Rudolf Kempe

paul d hunt's picture

at this moment? Sufjan Stevens' Joy to the World... mmmmm

blank's picture

The Foxboro Hot Tubs. Because when Green Day releases an experimental album on the internet for free, I sort of have to pay attention.

marcox's picture

Tell us more, James. Your link is less than instructive -- for me at least, I just get a seemingly non-clickable clock face. But "Green Day experimental album" sounds interesting...

pattyfab's picture

I get the link ok, and can listen to it, but when I click on "Download mp3s" I am told I don't have permission. Love the packaging.

OK, now it's downloading. You just have to try more than once it seems.

mlproject's picture

Camera Silens
-Réalité

Nigeria 70
-The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos

pattyfab's picture

Mike - you might also like this - West African 70s funk

http://www.amazon.com/World-Psychedelic-Classics-Loves-Thing/dp/B0007NMK...

Hiroshige's picture

If you're looking for some earthy funk, or a rich soul sound... no better place than Dusty Groove America

http://www.dustygroove.com/

Sometimes I just go over there to get inspired by all the great, and not so great, cover art.

Chasography's picture

Between the Buried and Me - Colors

Chase Langdon

Nick Shinn's picture

For me, Christmas is all about nostalgia, so every year I dig out the Christmas vinyl.

First on deck:
Phil Spector's Christmas Album--Props to Phil for keeping the spoken intro in "White Christmas".

Also kinda kitschy:
A Liberace Christmas--As good an excuse as any for Lee to use the top octave!
Doris Day: Here Comes Santa Claus --makes me feel like a five-year old in a world with no cares.
Gene Autry: He'll be Coming Down the Chimney--"Yes by Gosh by Jimminy, he'll be coming down the chimney", a lyrical gem, and love the sound effects!

On the serious side:
A Festival of Lessons and Carols as Sung on Christmas Eve in Kings College Chapel Cambridge (1954)--Awesome old-school aristocratic accent of Sir John Sheppard, reading the lessons, and the schoolboy choristers are quite angelic.

Music for the Feast of Christmas (Ely Cathedral, c.1960)--A lot of really old tunes, 15th-17th century, with, for some reason, Messaien's "Les Anges".

**

I go to church at Christmas for the carols. Bit of a cheat, as I'm not religious.

BjornH's picture

Nice to read what you all are listening to, to listen I use songza. Legal and easy.

From my home area I listen to Mari Boine and Røyksopp.

dezcom's picture

Christmas is La Boheme time for me with tears and spicy Indian tea cuddled on the couch with family.

ChrisL

eliason's picture

The albums I pull out this time of year are Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas and (guilty pleasure) Elvis' Christmas Album.

Dan Gayle's picture

Ok, here's for the post-rock extravaganza:

1A) I just started my own myspace music page. Check it out.
An Echo and a Stranger's Hand

1B) Faunts new EP M4 - This band is like a perfect cross between the best parts of Sigur Rós and Radiohead. It's no exaggeration, they are that good. Super highly recommended.
Faunts Myspace

2) The Evpatoria Report - You've gotta hunt down their music online to listen to, since their distributor sucks, but it's totally worth it. Instrumental along the lines of Mogwai, but with heavier guitars.
The Evpatoria Report Myspace

3) Maserati - Like Pink Floyd? Particularly the delayed guitar work of David Gilmour on the Wall album? Maserati takes that basic guitar style and turns it into their entire sound. Very cool.
Maserati Myspace

dave bailey's picture

At work I've just been running through the Podcast of my DJ friends, which can be found here: http://playloop.podomatic.com/ check them out if you're into House music! From Deep House to Tech House, I can recommend pretty much every mix on there.

TypoJunkie's picture

I
HATE
CHRISTMAS
SONGS

Which is what I'm listening to now...I swear I'm about to go Crazy Kitten if they keep this up.

LogoMotives's picture

Currently listening to the Etta James Christmas album.

Jeff Fisher | Engineer of Creative Identity | Jeff Fisher LogoMotives

Ehague's picture

We were somehow listening to the Hanson Christmas record last night.

Koppa's picture

Jens Lekman writes a snappy postcard to Nina on his new album.

Lambchop tells it like it is.

The Books make great sound collages.

John Hudson's picture

Christmas music. But good Christmas music: vespers from Westminster Cathedral, a compilation of Orthodox nativity hymns, Praetorius' Mass for Christmas Day, and assorted seasonal chant.

Oh, and the fabulously wonderful 2Cd set of the Tallis Scholars singing William Byrd, which isn't actually Christmas music but was a Christmas gift.

poms's picture

I knew it that somebody here listening The Books – great, hi Koppa!!!

Stephen Coles's picture

I just gained new respect for Koppa.

Also loving the neopsychedlic band Yeasayer and their debut album "All Hour Cymbals".

Paul Cutler's picture

Paul, did you see Woody Allen’s Sweet and Lowdown with Sean Penn?

Indeed I did Lore - fun movie. More than any other CD I listen to Golden Bowls by Karma Moffett. It's not really listening, it's more like living to it.

pbc

Hiroshige's picture

Amy Winehouse

...over
...and over
...and over again.

Quincunx's picture

Kind of hooked to Ray Fisher at the moment. Any Scottish people on this board might have heard of her (since they're traditional Scottish songs). Very, very good singer.

paul d hunt's picture

a LOT of Indian music in hopes that it will help me understand the inner workings of Devanagari... somehow >^p

tamye's picture

Torchy songs and my new fave rave from Britain.

Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Al Green, old Tina.

...Muse - Supermassive Black Hole!

jupiterboy's picture

Always listen to Nina. Love the Nina.

I've been spinning Lee Hazlewood's Requiem of an Almost Lady. I started on Cowboy in Sweden but Requiem is very good if you like that sort of thing.

http://www.newyorknighttrain.com/2007/08/05/lee-hazelwood-rip-requim-for...

As Hiroshige points out, Dusty Groove is a great source, and I bet they still have copies.

That Amy Winehouse is really nice. I'd like to know more about how her arrangements come together.

nicholasgross's picture

Bad luck charms (Defunct Hobart fuzzy think-pop)
Scientists of Modern Music (up and coming Hobart Kraftwerk electro boogie)
Nation Blue (Ex-Hobart blistering shouty wall of sound breakup music)
Sufjan Stevens
Arcade Fire
The Wrens
Guided by voices

Ahh what did we do before whiny indie music and type? Does anyone know if there is a longer running thread on Typophile then this one?

Ch's picture

Miles Davis "On The Corner" 6 CD reissue/outtakes box set - totally awesome, beyond words.

Arve Henriksen: "Chairoscuro" - quiet tapestries form a Norwegian trumpeter with a nod to Jon Hassel.

Black Moth Super Rainbow: "Dandelion Gum" - post-rock psychedelic almost-intsrumental drone candy. excellent fun.

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: "Raising Sand" - lovely folksy duets from you know who.

Terry Riley: "Lifespan/Les Yeux Fermes" resissue - early electronic soundtrack work from the master.

akira1975's picture

Priscilla Ahn’s EP
Benjamin Biolay “Trash Yéyé”
British Sea Power “Do You Like Rock Music?”

Chris Rugen's picture

I've got big projects on my plate, so I've got a lot of music on the 'Pod. Last night it was:

The Roots: Things Fall Apart
Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By
The Shins: Wincing the Night Away, Chutes Too Narrow
Peter Bjorn & John: Writer's Block
Nina Simone: Nina Simone Sings the Blues
Fatboy Slim On the Floor at the Big Beat Boutique
Interpol: Turn on the Bright Lights
Zoe Keating: One Cello x16 Natoma
Feist: The Reminder

And the list goes on...

Right now I'm getting my morning NPR fix, streamed from their site.

dezcom's picture

The Beatles, "When I'm 64"

ChrisL

Stefan Seifert's picture

Snowpatrol.

jupiterboy's picture

Got the new Robert Wyatt, comicopera, which is very solid. Thought I would share this as I've never seen type on the surface of a record.

Mr. Wyatt explores some more traditional forms on this one, including some latin tunes. I hope this guy lives forever.

pattyfab's picture

Always listen to Nina. Love the Nina.

SAW the Nina! Her voice was shot but what a presence!

Tamye - check out Sharon Jones and the DAP Kings if you like Winehouse. Jones is the real deal. She is a 53 yr old former corrections officer from NJ, who lent her band to Winehouse for her American tour. She channels Aretha. Amazing.

jupiterboy's picture

SAW the Nina! Her voice was shot but what a presence!

Where? Was it in France?

It is something to see a great off their prime. Sometimes it can be even more sweet. Nina is some sort of force to me more than a voice. And her over-the-top playing is so crazy. Too bad we ran her out of the states, but I totally understand.

Grant Hutchinson's picture

Bellissima! by Martinibomb

pattyfab's picture

I saw her at the Beacon Theater in NY in the early 90s. The audience was out of control. It was a great show and she did not have any temper tantrums. So glad I went.

Dan Gayle's picture

Cat Power. Her new covers album "Jukebox" is awesome. The recording is spot on, with some of the best sounding drums I've heard in a long time.

And her voice is amazing.

fontplayer's picture

Evolution of the Trumpet by Arturo Sandoval (the more you know about jazz trumpeters, the more stunning this is) - Slim Whitman's Vintage Collection (Reliving the spirit of "Mars Attacks") - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (lovely)

Hiroshige's picture

Nitin Sawhney

Ciotóg's picture

My short list:

GOMEZ! (current fav)

Propellerheads
Sigur
Wilco
The Wrens
The White Stipes
The Books
Deathcab

mili's picture

Travis
British Sea Power
the Killers

This thread shows me only two pages, weird.

Ehague's picture

Jolie Holland

Her Texas accent is so pronounced she sounds Australian.

Sharon Van Lieu's picture

I have a strong Texas accent. I thought people were kidding when they asked if I was from Australia. I'm so used to being kidded about my accent.

I put Jolie Holland's name in Pandora and got some great music to listen to. Thanks, Eric.

Sharon

iffy's picture

A playlist I made in the fall called "Annual Report" obviously to listen to while working on an annual report.
Includes:
Band of Horses
Bears
Beirut
Beniot Pioulard
Elvis Perkins
Luke Temple
M. Ward
Midlake
Miracle Fortress
Patrick Watson
Rogue Wave
Sea Wolf
Seabear
Sparrow House
Vampire Weekend

fontplayer's picture

Man, I am so out of it, I don't recognize one name on that long list. Maybe I should see if the Smithsonian needs any more fossils.

Koppa's picture

Just got through a great experience on the shuffler...

and headed for another excellent 45 minutes or so...

Ehague's picture

@Dennis

An easy way to get up to speed on what all the kids are listening to non-ironically these days is to stream a college radio station for a couple of days. My alma mater's station is fairly decent. They regularly play about half the stuff on Katherine's awesome list.

fontplayer's picture

Thanks for the tip. I'll try it when I get home.

ferfolio's picture

"4no1"

a great band that is from my country hehe, they sing in english so you might understand the lyrics

:)

Tipografía-Montevideo

fontplayer's picture

For the older folks, I was just listening to a young jazz singer named Jane Monheit, and have to say her phrasing is about as tasteful as I've ever heard.

Eluard's picture

Gorecki — Symphony Number 3. And Webern — who seems very NOW!

fontplayer's picture

As good a place as any to leave this tip:

I found a nice free song today at iTunes today called "Far Far" by Yael Naïm. She's the one who does the song playing behind the airbook commercial.

I noticed her voice has a similar quality to Feist who does the song on the recent iPod nano commercial.

fontplayer's picture

Eric, as luck would have it, when I got around to tuning into Emerson's station, They are playing Broadway show tunes.
; )

Ehague's picture

Oh yeah. I forgot to mention to listen during the day on weekdays. Saturday and Sunday they play nothing but show tunes, a capella, kids songs, R&B, punk rock, and Jewish/Israeli music.

paul d hunt's picture

In honor of St. Valentine's: Beck's Sea Change

paul d hunt's picture

just discovered Mark Ronson today, gotta love jazz versions of pop melodies!

fontplayer's picture

Here's an interesting little video. Cuban piano players always have an assortment of ways to allot notes in a measure.

fontplayer's picture

Here's an interesting little video. Cuban piano players always have an assortment of ways to allot notes in a measure.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYEZbBAIvlU&feature=related

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Soulful Deep House...

Any househeads here?

Koppa's picture

Hey wow. I just signed myself up on last.fm.

Whoopee!

Stefan Seifert's picture

Can someone stop this useless thread?
;-)
I want letters!!
characters, scans, curves everything...

Stefan

wyndom's picture

new brutalism-brut unison Cd

Ch's picture

some folks might call these recordings "ambient", but the instrumentation is
more interesting than the usual electronic wallpaper, and song structures
merge with environmental drones. helps me when the pressure is on.

stars of the lid - avec laudenum
autechre - quaristice
alva noto + ryuichi sakamoto - vrioon
fennesz + sakamoto - cendre
phill niblock - guitar too for four

fontplayer's picture

Can someone stop this useless thread?

If they cancelled this one, it might require explaining why others, even more zanily off-topic, didn't get cancelled.
; )

John Hudson's picture

Tallis motets. Specifically, this CD.

kegler's picture

Tinnitus - the phenomenon, not the band

nvhladek's picture

The Foxglove Hunt. The synth work is awesome, awesomely good and awesomely bad. Can't wait to get the CD.

---
Nick Hladek

blank's picture

The only new album I’ve picked up is Nine Inch Nails Ghosts. I’ve given up on keeping up with music—there’s just too much going on now. I could easily devote seven nights a week just to seeing local bands!

chongbong's picture

I'm listening to God Dethroned right now. They rule!

Dav's picture

Lupe Fiasco Ft. Matthew Santos — Superstar
Tegan And Sara — Back In Your Head
Gnarls Barkley — Blind Mary
Kate Nash — Mariella
Radiohead — Idioteque

(My current 5ive, in a 'High Fidelity' kinda top list. ;) Maybe kinda commercial, but still kinda diverse. Bonus Track: Soil — Halo. ;)

Dav(id)

victor ivanov's picture

nick cave and the bad seeds.
going through his whole catalogue

concrete's picture

Vic One... do you have Nick Caves new album?

Ch's picture

grinderman - excellent!

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

My neighbors arguing- I think their gonna get a divorce- and their damned Chihuahua yapping!!!

AGL's picture

Here ladies and gents, the real deal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRNSxLqgVLA

Cheers!

concrete's picture

and here we have it an oldie... yet a goodie, watch it all the way through

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7GGkKpBR-g

paul d hunt's picture

The title of this one won't get past the auto censor, but lovin Holy F**k!

blank's picture

My dog, snoring.

blank's picture

Hayaino Daisuki. Because there’s just no way to go wrong with an all-female thrash metal band.

Freeza's picture

Polysics over here...

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www.nunocoelho.com

kirby's picture

Ghostland Observatory
Beirut
Across the Universe Soundtrack

Hiroshige's picture

Snow Melting - hit record - High.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

I saw Polysics at the Glasshouse!!!!

fredo's picture

Children Of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The Second Psychedelic Era 1976-1996

Right now... the Dentists.

Andy Martin's picture

Pink Floyd, followed by some Metallica Black,

Freeza's picture

Really Mike?

How was it?!

-

www.nunocoelho.com

paul d hunt's picture

loved seeing Coming Soon live at La Flèche d'Or in Paris over the weekend. >^D

Stefan Seifert's picture

When I am in a creative crisis here is one thing that nearly always helps:
The sensitiveness of the Smashing Pumpkins!

Stefan

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Polysics was amazing! I love the hot chick on the keyboard.

Though I wish people would take showers before sweating in public!!

Frozentoast's picture

Coheed and Cambria with intermissions of Kate Bush is the order of the day. (^_^)

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Bleisetzer's picture

Achim Reichel "Volxlieder".

German Folk songs.

Georg
_______________________________________________
„Ich bin ein Preuße, kennt Ihr meine Farben...“

Bleisetzer's picture

Achim Reichel
Volxlieder

German folksongs in a Rock interpretation.

Georg
_______________________________________________
„Ich bin ein Preuße, kennt Ihr meine Farben...“

Hiroshige's picture

Tom Waits - all.

Jos Buivenga's picture

Radiohead :: OK Computer

Dav's picture

The Swell Season, Alien Ant Farm, Science For Girls.

Dav

jasonc's picture

Big Bill Broonzy, Son House, Skip James

will powers's picture

"Deep Night" and "Cool Struttin'" from Sonny Clark's "Cool Struttin'" 1958 LP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3KYGvk_gME&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UICpU1a1vXg&feature=related

powers

russellm's picture

Apocolyptica.

Saw them last week, here in T.O.

best (Finnish heavy metal cello) band ever.

-=®=-

mili's picture

Billy Bragg: Between the Wars
the Beautiful South: You Play Glockenspiel, I'll Play Drums
Travis: J Smith

Endre Berentzen's picture

The Arcade Fire, MGMT, Yo-Yo Ma plays Ennio Morricone, Death cab for cutie +++ and anything coming out of the Iceland music scene!

paul d hunt's picture

Ting Tings "That's Not My Name"

John Hudson's picture

http://www.amazon.com/Taverner-Missa-Gloria-tibi-Trinitas/dp/B000PGTHV2

Great recording, and apparently unique in featuring boy trebles instead of women as the piece was originally written.

will powers's picture

I just got home from a recording studio in Minneapolis, where British pianist Tony Hymas played 12 piano etudes by Debussy, flanked by Satie's Gymnopédies 1 & 3. This was a program of the Minnesota sur Seine Festival, a real gem of a music fest, from free jazz to hiphop to Breton jazz to Lorca songs to Ethiopian pop to Debussy/Satie and a few other stops in between.

http://surseine.org/

powers

fontplayer's picture

double post

fontplayer's picture

I saw the lady singing on the Airbook commercial, Yael Naim, is singing at the "El Rey" theater in LA next month. She sings in English, French, and Hebrew. Apparently this is a tad off-beat for my friends, so I may end up going alone. Tickets are $24 if anyone is interested.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Planningtorock

Gary Lonergan's picture

as the night went on

Rory Gallagher
Planxty
Buzzcocks
Johnny Cash
Tony Joe White
Foo Fighters

Than cleaning out an old rapidograph
got really tedious so it went a bit mellow

Miles Davis
John Martyn

jupiterboy's picture

Surprisingly liking something contemporary. Must be nostalgia.

The Helio Sequence

also, catching up on The Clean.

innovati's picture

Quite sadly I'm listening to Róisín Murphy, Off & On.

It's stuck in my head and the only way to get it out is to listen to it… and the song name has an ampersand in it so it can't b that bad :P

clashmore's picture

The most recent playlist dominators:
Vampire Weekend
The Thermals
The Apples in Stereo
The Frames
The Roots
Kings of Leon
Wilco
Beck
Soul Coughing
M.I.A.
Perpetual Groove
Paul Simon
Wu Tang Clan
Johnathan Rice
Slightly Stoopid
Brother Ali
Seu Jorge

David Rault's picture

just discovered jack johnson, quite nice.

dr

will powers's picture

John Fahey: "The Legend of Blind Joe Death"

on an afternoon when nothin's happening, weather is too bad to bike home early, and the buses to the suburbs don't run for another few hours.

powers

concrete's picture

Journeys By DJ Vol. 2: In The Mix With Judge Jules
Journeys By DJ Volume 3 - Party Mix With Danny Rampling

the best... before everything was over produced and went to candyland

vinceconnare's picture

Shakira's 'Tu' is running through my head since yesterday.

iffy's picture

A lot of Bon Iver and Patrick Watson.

jupiterboy's picture

John Fahey: “The Legend of Blind Joe Death”

Mmmmmm, makes me want to pull out Death Chants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes

fiftyfootgirl's picture

In no particular order:

The Books
The Pinker Tones
Juana Molina
The Me & You & Everyone We Know soundtrack
every single Flight of the Conchords song over and over
Bon Iver
She & Him
Peter Bjorn and John
Pinback
Mexican Institute of Sound
Gonzales
Lavender Diamond
Pedro Infante & other old Mexican music
The Blow
The Earlies
a mind-bending amount of WFMU

oh, and American Boy by Estelle feat. Kanye West is the song of the summer.

BUT, the best discovery of all:
http://www.muxtape.com/

If any typophiles go make a muxtape, please report back..

.00's picture

...

Sharon Van Lieu's picture

Me too, James. I love pandora!

Chiba Chiba's picture

I just found this old mix while going thru backup dvds. It was recorded by me, plus djs Ch5 and Peter Calypso. Way too much wine on a rainy saturday afternoon a loooong time ago. It is quite funny.

www.chibachiba.com/teste/mongoscratchsession.mp3

Cheers

Stefan Seifert's picture

LAUGHING STOCK

Talk Talk!!!!

Paul Cutler's picture

Rebetica at the moment. Batis from the album About Indian Cannabis - Greek Archives.

pbc

All ideas, theories and statements are subject to change without notice.

wolfgang_homola's picture

Stefan, if you like 'Laughing Stock', probably you should also try 'Spirit of Eden'. At least for me it's one of the absolute favourites for this kind of mood

Stefan Seifert's picture

Thanks Wolfgang!

Certainly I already did! („I believe in you“ is my alltime favourite)
Great band
especially the last 3 albums

But I do also like some of the old synti-stuff, too..

Stefan

jupiterboy's picture

Black Dice

haresy's picture

The incessant buzzing of a rather large fly in the window above my workspace.

Paul Cutler's picture

Currently: USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir

The perfect morning music.

pbc

All ideas, theories and statements are subject to change without notice.

blank's picture

Black Sabbath.

mili's picture

Vampire Weekend
Travis: J. Smith (EP) + songs from the forthcoming album
Kaiser Chiefs
Paul Heaton: The Cross Eyed Rambler

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

My jam of the this very moment:

Cobblestone Jazz—5th Element

Mikey :-)

smongey's picture

recently added artists:

Air France — No Way Down
The Black Ghosts — self-titled
Caribou — Andorra
The Cinematic Orchestra — Ma Fleur
Jens Lekman — Night Falls Over Kortedala
London Funk Allstars — Flesh eating disco zombies
M83 — Saturdays = Youth
The Octopus Project — One Ten Hundred Thousand Million
Ratatat — LP3

The lot of them on shuffle and I'm sorted for a few hours.

robbiefa's picture

Are we talking about when we are designing… cause I listen to some strange things…

Korn
Drowningpool

I also love listening to…

Why?
We are Scientists…

tearsforsappho's picture

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City

Best tracks: "The Maker" and "Down By the River". A better cover of that song, I have not heard.

blank's picture

Double Helix. Because free trip hop is good.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Current albums:
Television: Marquee Moon
Superchunk: Foolish
Aimee Mann: @#%&*! Smilers
Elvis Costello and the Attractions: Get Happy!!
Tom Verlaine: Warm and Cool
The Jesus Lizard: Goat
Harry Nilsson: Everybody's Talkin': The Very Best of...
Dennis Wilson: Pacific Ocean Blue (+ Bambu)
Red House Painters: Retrospective
Elvis Costello and the Attractions: Almost Blue
David Bowie: Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

Current songs:
Manfred Mann's Earth Band: Blinded by the Light
Chaka Khan & Rufus: Tell Me Something Good
Morrissey: Every Day Is Like Sunday
Matthew Sweet: Time Capsule
Stone Temple Pilots: Creep
Lipps, Inc.: Funkytown (Long Version)
Luna: Bonnie and Clyde (Clyde Barrow Version)
ABBA: S.O.S.

ewalthert's picture

Mostly I'm listening to dublab because it really adds up to my working-day and listening experience. I even donated a experimental typeface to their fund-racer which is still on till 19. November 10 AM PST (19.00 Middle European Time). protondrive

If you donate more than 50$ you will get a price-package including this typeface, an exclusive mix-cd by dublab-dj Jummy Tamborello (Dntel, Postal Service, James Figurine), and a lot of downloads.

I hope this advertising was not to rude!

And it will come even with a folder of sound-files:

will powers's picture

Mahavishnu Orchestra.

"Inner Mounting Flame."

Loud.

Trying to keep people out of my office.

And to get in a better mood for the coming day.

powers

hrant's picture

Edgar, great stuff! The font, and the distribution scheme.

Maybe make a smaller-size version too with fewer "waves" per letter.

hhp

fredo's picture

At the office, right about now: Deerhunter: Microcastle, PJ Harvey: White chalk.
In the car: the Triffids reissues, mainly Beautful Waste and Other Songs.
Some music seem to work better in cars.

Paul Cutler's picture

Cabaret: Lotte Lenya and Ute Lemper.

Franco & TP OK Jazz

Glen Gould

Russian/Eastern block choral music

Corsican and Sardinian polyphony

As for the car - classical - it helps keep me calm while I fight through the firestorms of LA

Miles Davis late 50s early sixties - pre-electric

Jimmy Scott

Fado: Amalia Rodriguez and Misia

Greek Pontic

Rebetika

for Hrant - waves? Listen to Mauricio Kagel Der Schall - waves

pbc

love this thread…

All statements are subject to change without notice.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Jomanda- Got a Love for You (album version)

Kemetic Justice- Deep Nsyde

Kemetic Justice- For Your Love

Ian Pooley- Coracao Tambor (Swag Ritmo Dub)

These are the jams of my life for the moment.

Mikey :-)

jupiterboy's picture

Bruckner's 8th/Karajan, and also pulled the Heavy Vegetable, Frisbee CD out of a player after the move. Have not heard that in a while.

agarzola's picture

Horses In the Sky
by The Sound of Animals Fighting
from their album Lover, the Lord has Left Us

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Will food for type.

DrDoc's picture

Resurrecting threads is fun!

I have been listening to Merriweather Post Pavilion, Animal Collective's new album, on repeat for three dsys now. It's like a concentrated dose of serotonin administered through headphones.

Chris Rugen's picture

The Stones Throw podcast. It's a mixed bag, but there's some really great stuff on there.

will powers's picture

Not listening to anything right now. But this month we go to 4 chamber orchestra concerts each weekend. Part of the International Chamber Orchestra Festival. In addition to the local band, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, 4 other bands are coming from Europe and the SF Bay Area (poor guys, it is butt-freezing cold here this month; at last, thank god).

This is an amazing concentration of chamber orchestras: some of the best on the planet.

Twenty concerts for $100. Everything from baroque to Right Now.

http://www.thespco.org/festival/

A wonderful change of pace from our usual listening habits.

powers

Miss Tiffany's picture

Architecture in Helsinki and Ladyhawke and Ingrid Michaelson and Stereophonics

Stefan Seifert's picture

Sigur Ros

nina's picture

"Sigur Ros"
:-) That was my major obsession about two months ago.
Now it's System of a Down! Eclecticism in music rocks.

Theunis de Jong's picture

Usually light, nondescript pop music for me, although I like the occasional head bop to keep the fluids going: latest CD I bought is "All Hope Is Gone", Slipknot.

Dan Gayle's picture

The Foreign Resort

Nick Shinn's picture

web radio: WNYC2

speter's picture

Right now I'm into the Berber blues: Tinariwen, Terakaft, and Toumast.

mili's picture

the latest offerings from Morrissey and Franz Ferdinand, assorted songs by the Decemberists and Travis.

Quincunx's picture

I'm listening to whatever Last.fm plays me at the moment.

jupiterboy's picture

sweet silence. the inlaws have left the house.

Sye's picture

i'm really liking the new prodigy album 'invaders must die'

Paul Cutler's picture

Golden Bowls by Karma Moffett
and then again…

I also like jupiterboy's choice - 4'33"…
Every environment is music.

pbc

All ideas, theories and statements are subject to change without notice.

AGL's picture

[ Puchini - Tosca ]

E lucevan le stelle

Stefan Seifert's picture

Recently I enjoy
working with Razorlight, „Razorlight“, 2006
Great album!

Stefan

AGL's picture

I just put a couple of comments here that were kind of from another age.
The other day I was working and this song popped out in the radio and, actually I stop for a minute to hear this.

This, gentlemen, was a Number One Hit in 1972, I guess. No matter, this stuff is tremendously well conceived.
It had to be a latino musician, to come up with this lovely song.

Enjoy in relaxation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAmi1M2Vm0E

AGL's picture

Oh, the title:

JUNGLE FEVER

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Eric Delay “Forbidden Love”

Vector Lovers “Boulevard”

Martinez “Night Dub”

DJ Pope with Sheila Ford “Moody State of Mind”

Wighnomy Brothers “Summertime (26 Grad Matthias Tanzmann Remix)”

Wighnomy Brothers “Summertime (3 Grad Und Regen Till Remix)”

By the way... I stopped buying music from iTunes. I want full CD audio quality not compressed and stressed beats.

I been buying WAV files which are almost $3 track and regular compact discs which sometimes are much cheaper.

Mikey :-)

spark's picture

I can listen to almost anything when I am lettering or designing logos, but when I am doing actual calligraphy I need something with a hypnotic groove. Last night I just could NOT get into a project so I set the alarm for 5 AM and turned on entranced.fm on the itunes radio stream. With the right beat I can get into the flow instantly instead of banging my head against the wall.

My main playlist right now is Bombay Dub Orchestra, Gotan Project (nuevo tango),Beyman Brothers and everything and anything by Leonard Cohen (I saw him in concert last month and it was the most amazing stage performance by a musician I've seen in my life.) So "I'm Your Man" is definitely on my list. Even though they are ancient, I still find that Pat Metheni's OffRamp, Brian Eno's Thursday Afternoon or The Pearl and Keith Jarrett's Koln concert get me into a great creative space.

eliason's picture

Otis Rush

will powers's picture

Tinnitus

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Sven Weisemann “Kiss Of Abana”

Sven Weisemann “Ojui”

Blaze “Lovelee Dae”

&

Laurent Garnier “The Man With The Red Face”

My name is Mike Diaz and I have been iTunes-free since April.

Mikey :-)

faraqat's picture

Currently rediscovering "The Downward Spiral" by NIN... a few weeks ago I attended their last concert in Europe... and felt it was time to get all their cds from the shelves and play them again...

idiidiiidesign's picture

just coming home from my holidays i heard about will powers' death and came here to look up what he used to be listening to. i never got to know him face to face but am amazed by what people are telling about him. it deeply moved me to be able to read his postings about his music. and his last post is a really good joke: ›tinnitus‹.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

The zestiest disco-edit in the history of mankind:

Dancin Days - Mad Mad Mike (Big Bear Records)

Mikey :-)

xo's picture

Anamanaguchi.

Chiptune is awesome.

John Hudson's picture

Welcome back to the thread that never dies!

Lately I've been listening, contrastively, to the LSO performing Handel's Sarabande (the classic recording used for Stanley Kubrick's film of Barry Lyndon), and Einsturzende Neubauten's magnificent version of Morning Dew.

5star's picture

Good year for Handel for sure.

***

Depeche Mode ...all.

Share these two with y'all..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNrbiZoKQLU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20d5P0n676M&feature=related

Sindre's picture

When drawing this, these have been recurring items in my playlist:

H.I.F. Biber: "Missa Bruxellensis" (Jordi Savall et al.)
Monteverdi: "Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria" (Sergio Vartolo et al.)
Nils Petter Molvær: "Khmer" (the ultimate record for all kinds of time-consuming, repetitive work)
My Bloody Valentine: "Loveless" (and "Glider" and "Tremolo" EPs)
Sigur Rós: "Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust"
Beethoven: String Quartets 12–16 (Alban Berg Quartet)
Eno & Burne: "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts"

nina's picture

> Eno & Burne: "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts"

Best ever.
I like Khmer, too, but in moderation.
Are you on last.fm Sindre? It seems that we might have some compatibilities. :)

BTW/on-topic: New Massive Attack album has some gems on it.

mili's picture

Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian, Vampire Weekend and the Specials have been played a lot lately, both in the kitchen and near the computer.

Sindre's picture

Nina, I enjoyed last.fm for a while, but I got more than a little annoyed when they demanded money after thirty tracks. Only citizens of US, UK, Germany and Ireland can use it for free after that short trial period, apparently. It's not that this service isn't worth three Euros a month, but geographical discrimination isn't a business model I want to support. Yes, I'm a grumpy old guy.

And yes, I just listened to some clips from "Heligoland", and I thought most of them sounded mighty fine. I was never a huge fan in Massive Attack's heyday (being a Portishead-guy), but that may change.

What do you think of Eno and Burne's 2008 collaboration, by the way?

nina's picture

Ah, dunno – I don't really use last.fm for listening to their «radio», just for scrobbling, looking at charts and checking out other people's music.

Everything that happens will happen today: I was extremely excited when it came out, and then extremely disappointed. I thought the type on the cover was the most exciting thing about it by far… Maybe I should give it another try. Did you like it?

Heligoland: I find it very hard to listen to the entire album because the first track is so damn good. I like Portishead too, but not always. It's a bit further down the «always great» vs. «sometimes annoying» axis for me. :-)

Sindre's picture

Nope, I don't like "Everything that happens ..." at all. Its spirituality sounds forced and not felt, and I hear none of that detached, highly intelligent cheekiness which made "My life ..." what it is. And where's Eno? I hardly hear him at all.

I hear you on the annoying qualities of Portishead, I don't listen much to them anymore. But in several ways, the "Dummy" album had a (quite unexpected) life-changing effect on me back in the mid-nineties, and that's worth a lot.

Do you know My Bloody Valentine? I missed them back then (as everyone else did), and discovered their unique kind of music only a few years ago. I'd say they're the only truly innovative band of the nineties.

Paul Cutler's picture

I didn't miss them. I saw them at The Palace in Hollywood with about 800 other folks back in the day. They ended up their set with 20 or so minutes of "noise". It was wonderful. Shoegazing at it's best.

pbc

nina's picture

Thanks for the tip, will check them out. Sure sounds intriguing.

Sindre's picture

Please do, Nina. And try again if you don't get it at first listen. They use(d) grotesque amounts of distortion, and the mix is seemingly impenetrable. If you don't give up, you'll be richly rewarded. (That's a promise from a classically trained musician, who doesn't really care about rock music, except when it's bloody brilliant.)

The only thing worth listening to is "Loveless". (And the above-mentioned EPs.) Their first album, "Isn't Anything", is no good at all.

Paul, was that the July 5th, 1992 concert, their very last before the 2008 comeback? I'm envious. I saw (or rather heard) them in Oslo in the summer of 2008, and it sounded just like the records. Amazing!

Panda's picture

This is my actual AIMP albums list:

  • Radiohead - In Rainbows
    Tim Buckley - Starsailor
    Portishead - Third
    Massive Attack - Mezzannine
    Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin
    Jhonny Cash - The Best Of...
    Regina Spektor - Far
    Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
    Sigur Rös - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust (or something like that)
Sindre's picture

You're a man of taste in music, Gerardo (as far as I'm concerned). I've never heard of Beirut, but the title alone of that record sounds intriguing. Look nine posts up for the correct spelling of that great Sigur Rós album.

Paul Cutler's picture

You expect me to remember the date? :)

I believe it was their last LA show before they "retired". I work for a concert promoter and used to do house sound in LA clubs so I have seen a few shows in my time. My company did them last year at the Coachella festival, missed that one.

Whenever it was, it was very cool, and I am/was a terrible music snob.

pbc

Panda's picture

Wow, thanks! I've read your list and couldn't recongnize any of those artists. Except for Beethoven and My Bloody Valentine :P

You made me wanna listen to classical music!

Sindre's picture

Then you're in for a lot of treats. For people not used to classical music, I highly recommend the first item on my list. It's rather obscure (as most early Baroque music is), but one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever created, in my opinion. Read about it here.

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My list this week:
Dvorak – 9th Symphony, Cello Concerto
Orff – Carmina Burana
Maria Gadú – Maria Gadú
Beirut – The Flying Club Cup
Vítor Ramil – À beça, Tango
Maria Bethânia – Various from '70s and '80s
Smiths – Hatful of Hollow
Jorge Drexler – 12 segundos de oscuridad
Uakti – Amazon Rivers (from Philip Glass)
Ekseption – First albums
and silence.

Panda's picture

Jorge Drexler y sus 12 segundos de oscuridad... Muy bueno!

Igor Freiberger's picture

Holla Gerardo. Entre los cantantes latinos, me gustan muchísimo Drexler, Páez, Sosa y Viglietti. ¿Te gusta Vitor Ramil, el autor de 12 segundos?

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@Satyagraha
@nina

I've been listening to these recently:

  1. The Eels new album End Times is fabulous.
  2. Jonsi of Sigur Ros is coming out with a new solo album. I have about half of the tracks already (legally) and the set is good.
  3. Live versions of Bon Iver (Get the podcasts from NPR in iTunes.)
  4. Live versions of Beruit (available at Archive.org

My Last.FM page

Igor Freiberger's picture

Is Sigur Rós a kind of musical Caslon between type designers?
:-)

(Just kidding, I like it too!)

Bernard B's picture

@ewalthert This Sonic Waves is a great concept! I love the numerals and their 'italic' style.

wolfgang_homola's picture

Rowland S. Howard: Pop Crimes

What a pity that it's his last album ...
He always was so much better than Nick Cave.

Aaron Moodie's picture

The Phoenix Foundation
Grizzly Bear
Miike Snow
Bon Iver
RRR live stream
Typeradio

Arno Enslin's picture

@ victor ivanov

Some years ago I had a phase, in which I had consumed Nick Cave’s Let love in excessively. It was and is a holy album for me. I can recommend it not only because of the music, but also because of the sound quality. Later I bou… pirated in this case Silence is sexy from "Die Einstürzenden Neubauten". This album was very inspiring.

Since a few days I have cold. In the middle of a cold, I mean a few days after beginning of the cold, I always feel comfortably numb (like in Pink Floyd’s The Wall). And Amy Winehouse’s Frank is just the right thing for the middle of a cold on a slightly gray Good Friday. I just hover in her In My Bed.

Paul Cutler's picture

Mass in Bb Minor
Russian State Symphony Capella
Prelude to the Ceremony of the Whirling Dervish

In honor of Good Friday.

pbc

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I've recently rediscovered the song "Nkryptd" by Xripeen Wire, a Kenyan band. Strangely fitting for Good Friday. Shame there's virtually zero information on the internet about them.

russellm's picture

I am listening to the endless menu-loop on Breaking Bad, and getting a little tired of it. Time to find the remote.

John Hudson's picture

Lots of baroque music, some of which I haven't listened to since the 1980s. Huge amounts of Handel, and joining in with gusto on ‘All we like sheep’.

Nick Shinn's picture

The birds outside.

hrant's picture

Indeed, nature's music makes ours seem idiotic.

hhp

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david h's picture

Pink Floyd

Arno Enslin's picture

Grobschnitt by Grobschnitt. Very lossy MP3. Terrible sound quality.

Paul Cutler's picture

>"Vincebus Eruptum" Blue Cheer.

Love it. Also saw them 3 times.

If you like that check out Alice Cooper's first album. Out of control psychedelia, they were actually making fun of the hippies.

pbc

Paul Cutler's picture

>Indeed, nature's music makes ours seem idiotic.

Cage knew this.

Nature's everything makes us seem idiotic.

pbc

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blank's picture

Lots of rockabilly.

russellm's picture

heavy-metal Iron Maiden wannabe - some band with an appallingly bad vocalist without any hint of the inhibitions that would normally go with such a terrible voice. Not through any choice of my own. My son has a wide-ranging taste in music. Not all of it is good :o) .

After much complaining he's put on Aria, a Russian Heavy metal band.

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Hrant: …nature's music makes ours seem idiotic.

I live in a rural environment on an island in one of the most biologically diverse places in North America. I walk in the woods or on the beaches almost every day. I listen with pleasure to the sounds that nature produces. And I have to say that a very large amount of the sounds produced by individual species of animals and birds are limited and repetetive. I think you would be hard pressed to find another species that produces anything like the range of sounds that humans make, or that orders those sounds in so many different ways.

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@ John

You don’t seem to have a neighbor who is penetrating your wall with his drilling machine. The range of human sounds is wider, but the quality average is lower in comparison to the sounds that nature produces. But I agree with you. As impressive the sounds of nature are, they are not art.

faraqat's picture

"The Specials", and now I feel like dancing and getting away from the computer! :)

hrant's picture

Arno, yes, they are Design.
To me, far more beautiful and interesting.

John: when I listen to nature, more than hearing things I feel a depth that's qualitatively lacking in our compositions. That said, to be fair, and like Midnight Oil said, we're part of nature too. So it is our unrehearsed aural contribution that I value more.

hhp

vinceconnare's picture

KASABIAN. <- (full stop)

blank's picture

The sound of nature is nothing. If you really want to hear something special drive out to the middle of the painted desert during January when all the tourists are staying indoors. There’s nothing quite like the sound of myriad acres of quiet.

Jennifer E. Dahl's picture

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Arno Enslin's picture

There’s nothing quite like the sound of myriad acres of quiet.

I never was in the painted desert, but real silence is indeed something, that most citizens don’t know. Probably the painted desert is not totally silent, but quiet enough, only filled by noises, that point out the silence.

There are these mind-blowing salt water tanks. I have read the first time about them in a book by Stanisław Lem. The name of the story is the conditional reflex, as far as I remember. In the absence of stimuli you seem to loose orientation and your mind is filling the space, that normally is filled by the environment.

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Just now I am hearing Kaly. The name of the album is Electric Kool Aid.

nina's picture

"There are these mind-blowing salt water tanks"

Yes, floatation is quite amazing. Sensory deprivation. Done it quite a few times.
I've personally never heard nothing in the tank's total silence though. The nothingness can open doors. Some people fall asleep almost instantly, and very deeply, when deprived of sensory input; for many others, the mind (this beautiful thing) does fill the void, in different ways.

hrant's picture

Also, non-audible (and non-visible) frequencies can affect us significantly.

hhp

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@ nina

Lol, that does not look like the tank, in which Pirx was lying for so many hours (in my imagination – the story is absolute great as so many stories of Lem, although Lem has made a big logical mistake there). But thanks for the link!

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Arno, I gave that link for background info about the principle of the isolation (or sensory deprivation) tank, which it sounds like Lem must have been talking about. The tanks come in different shapes and sizes; the ones I've used weren't shaped quite like the one in that image either, and yes they're certainly long enough to comfortably lie in them.

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@ hrant

I totally agree with you. Have you ever tried gamma radiation? It’s cool. It is so mind-blowing, that you really get an impression, how precious life is. And you never will do anything after that experience, that hurts yourself or anybody else. You leave the radiation tank as a better human.

@ nina

Floating costs round about 77 Cent per minute in Cologne. How long does one have to float for blowing up his mind? I am not sure, if sixty minutes are enough.

It would be nice to have such a tank at home. But I just see, that a tank costs 15000 Euro at least.

John Hudson's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyg0Ttx16uk

This is, of course, a piece of music all about our relationship to nature (and the staging takes this relationship into even more complex layers of meaning, interpretation and feeling).

I don't think one needs to consider this or any other music ‘idiotic’ in order to fully express the wonder of the soundscape of the natural world.

hrant's picture

Arno, actually I get blasted with gamma every day.
Just in very small amounts. :-)

hhp

nina's picture

Arno, yes it's not cheap; and it's also not guaranteed to «blow your mind», much less up. It takes time to get into. For a first-timer 60 minutes are plenty. You'd probably just fall asleep; not however if you keep worrying about your 77 cents per minute, which would presumably make the overall experience less enjoyable :-).
The tank is not a wonder drug of sorts; it's about relinquishing [conscious] control. That's what I mainly use it for; and deep relaxation.

BTW, some people listen to music in there, but in my view that's just diluting the experience.

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There are two soundtracks, that I really love: Dead Man by Neil Young and Stalker by Edward Artemiev.

From a certain point of view Stalker is also a movie about silence. It is such a great masterpiece. The partly synthesizered sound of the draisine, when it is rolling over the tracks, in the first quarter. Tarkowski was such an ingenious man, really, that are the people, which let me think: Yes, the human species is worth to survive. Some of you, Mario Feliciano for example, let me think this, too.

not however if you keep worrying about your 77 cents per minute, which would presumably make the overall experience less enjoyable :-).

I think I wouldn’t. And I doubt I would fall into sleep. Probably I would try to imagine a thought as a material thing or I would try to hear the music stored in my head. Something like that. I assume I would directly start with 90 minutes. The next floating station is not far away from here.

BTW, some people listen to music in there, but in my view that's just diluting the experience.

Yes. When I had edited my post, I had clarified, that I don’t plan to hear music stored in a MP3-player. A few times in my life, I have dreamed music in half-sleep-phases, which was very impressive, because I could not remember, that it was music, which I ever had heard before. And it was very real. I am fascinated by the power of the brain, when the consciousness is partly turned off. I mean the condition, in which your brain does not waste resources for existential things of everyday life. And I never was endeavored to extend my mind with the help of drugs. Well, I have tried hash, but I don’t like it to give myself into the hands of those substances. And somehow the effect of this soft drug was already too extreme. I never would try LSD or Psilocybin.

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Nina: …some people listen to music in there, but in my view that's just diluting the experience.

I'm sure you're right in terms of the full experience of sensory deprivation, but there are some pieces of music I would really like to listen to while all my other senses were minimally stimulated. Thomas Tallis' Spem in alium would be top of the list. The depth and complexity of the 40-part polyphony is so demanding and begs to be allowed to overwhelm all other senses: even closing my eyes immediately and completely changes the experience of the music, so I can imagine how doing away with awareness of my chair, etc. would probably intensify it even more.

Nick Shinn's picture

Was just listening to Master of Puppets CD in my car, and it started sticking.
An awesome effect, as the Metallica "unstressed meter" sounds a bit like that anyway.
So the artefact blended nicely with the recording.
Drain you of your sanity, face The Thing That Should Not Be :-)

DrDoc's picture

This Is Happening, LCD Soundsystem's new album, just started streaming on their website last week. It's been my go-to background music for design work.

Jennifer E. Dahl's picture

@Eric
Thank you! Streaming now.

babs's picture

Bonobo - Black Sands

Arno Enslin's picture

Uriah Heep – Salisbury

Just rediscovered.

dezcom's picture

I am listening to my wife playing Schubert. Far better than endless silence.

John Hudson's picture

Ha. Inspired by Arno's Uriah Heep mention, I'm off to dig up some Gentle Giant.

Santiago Orozco's picture

Toro y Moi -Lissoms

I could live in this song :)

mili's picture

Seagulls on the roof top of the next door building.
also
Villa Nah
Two Door Cinema Club
Travis

DrDoc's picture

Today I picked up The National's new album High Violet from Cactus Music, my second-favorite Houston record store (favorite for new vinyl — Black Dog's better for secondhand). I've been listening to it on stream for a few weeks now, but I've never been so excited about the physical release of an album. This is outstanding.

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Rhapsody in Pink – a sampler with great Pink Floyd live recordings. It’s my favorite Pink Floyd CD.

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Because of this guy I have not only heard Frank Zappa’s great song The Illinois Enema Bandit round about ten times since yesterday, but I also have learned the wordings “Just for the thrill of it.” and “shameless indecency” (which I would translate to schamlose Schamlosigkeit). The picture of Mr. Burden is so damn cool. If I am ever going to make a cover for Zappa in New York I am making use of his picture. He is almost as photogenic as Julian Assange, who is on the top of my hero list of this week.

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Mae, Destination Beautiful :)

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SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Nathan Fake “The Sky Was Pink” Holden Remix

...

And, of course, I bought the EP in FLAC format because uncompressed audio is always best for the true love of music.

Mike Diaz :-)

hrant's picture

Eurotrash. (Arguably the optimal genre for testing sound systems.)

hhp

5star's picture

The Cult ...all!

Here's a track from their LOVE Expanded Version CD...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAdRCUsqg-U&feature=related

mili's picture

Mogwai
http://vimeo.com/18676619

Fran Healy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcqqJRv3npo

I'm looking forward to seeing both live soon.

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I experienced sensory deprivation once, when I had my tonsils taken out. The anaesthetic blocked all sensory inputs, so I was not in pain from the operation, but I was still able to consciously think.

As for the music I listen to,

There's pop music... ABBA, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Al Hirt, Sandie Shaw, Mary Hopkin, Lesley Gore, Brenda Lee, The Beach Boys

Easy listening... Percy Faith, Bert Kaempfert, Paul Mauriat, James Last, Frank Chacksfield, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Felix Slatkin, Walter Wanderley, Horst Jankowski, Fausto Papetti, Geoff Love, Billy May, Enoch Light, Tony Mottola, Kiri te Kanawa, Linda Ronstadt

Jazz... Dave Brubeck, Lionel Hampton

Folk... Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, The Seekers, Celtic Woman, Harry Belafonte, Neil Diamond, Don Messer and his Islanders, The New Christy Minstrels

Big Band

Broadway (and also West End)... Elaine Page, Sarah Brightman

Soundtracks... Star Wars, Superman, Flashdance, Silent Running

Electronic... Gershon Kingsley, Hot Butter

Other... Leroy Anderson, Olivia Newton-John, Animusic, Nana Mouskouri (her early Hadjidakis material more than her later pop phase), Mason Williams, Mike Oldfield

Recently, I've been rediscovering a lot of forgotten minor one-hit-wonders in rock and roll, like the Murmaids, Merrilee Rush, Minnie Ripperton, Patience and Prudence, and some rather more successful, like Vanity Fare, Ian and Sylvia, The Three Degrees, Susan Jacks, and European artists, like Caterina Valente, Dalida, Vicky Leandros, Jeanette, France Gall, Laila Kinnunen, Pirkko Mannola, Brita Koivunen...

This is just a sampling, but I'm sure it's enough to convince many that my musical taste is execrable...

mili's picture

Quadibloc, fascinating to see Laila Kinnunen, Pirkko Mannola and Brita Koivunen on your list. Have they ever recorded in English? Or do just enjoy the beautiful sound of Finnish?

tourdeforce's picture

Nick Drake
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
Elliott Smith
John Frusciante
Tori Amos
...

quadibloc's picture

@mili:
Quadibloc, fascinating to see Laila Kinnunen, Pirkko Mannola and Brita Koivunen on your list. Have they ever recorded in English? Or do just enjoy the beautiful sound of Finnish?
Actually, at least some of them have recorded a few items in English.
The reason I had even heard of them is because, since YouTube has reached an agreement with the music companies, I had been searching YouTube to listen to interesting items there.

So, first I searched for versions of Lesley Gore's hit song "You Don't Own Me" sung in other languages. In this way, I discovered Dalida, who sang the Italian version, "Va Tu Sei Libero".
Then I looked at some of her other songs, and found that she sang the novelty song "Itsy-Bitsy Teenie-Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" in a French version, "Un Tout Petit Bikini". I then went searching to discover how many other languages this song had turned up in.

At least this is one version of the story. Also, in searching for other versions of songs that Nana Mouskouri had sung, particularly her early material written by Manos Hadjidakis, I found one song by Hadjidakis that apparently she had not recorded. (Actually, she had done so, but only in a French version: "C'est Joli la Mer".)

I had not remembered that Brenda Lee's hit song, "All Alone Am I" was a modified version (an instrumental bridge became the chorus/refrain, the chorus/refrain became the ordinary part of the song, the ordinary part of the song was dropped) of one of Hadjidakis earliest songs, made famous in a movie about World War II.

Perhaps to the Greeks it is as strongly identified with Jenny Karezi and the movie, the way "As Time Goes By" is with Casablanca to English speakers, that Nana Mouskouri saw no need to sing "Min Ton Rotas Ton Ourano" in Greek. Later on, Anna Vissi would sing it.

In any event, my investigations into that song led me to other Greek artists, such as Vicky Leandros, and thus to the Eurovision Song Contest. So I might have encountered Dalida through that route instead of a search directly related to Lesley Gore.

Brita Koivunen recorded, or at least performed, "Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me" in Finnish, but I recognized the tune, as "Mamma, Tuo Mies Mua Tuijottaa".

Laila Kinnunen recorded a few songs in English, such as "Girl Don't Come", "I Will Follow Him", "Who's Sorry Now", "Who's Sorry Now", "You've Lost that Loving Feeling", and, in Finnish, she recorded "Everybody Loves a Lover" as "Kellä Kulta Sillä Onni".

Pirkko Mannola is the one who recorded "Pikku Pikku Bikinissä", which started me looking for other artists from Finland that turned up as related suggestions in her search results; she sang a duet with Brita Koivunen, and she also sang together with Laila Kinnunen and one other artist for a version of "Three Coins in the Fountain". Another rock and roll success in the English-speaking world she brought to Finland was "Kumipallo": "Rubber Ball".

On the other hand, I found "Det Finns Ingenting Att Hämta" in Swedish, sung by Anna-Lena Löfgren, and "Schuld War Nur der Bossa Nova" in German, sung by Manuela, but I haven't found the Finnish version yet.

mili's picture

Ah, good old YouTube!
Recording famous tunes in Finnish was very popular until about 1980's, and here in Finland we know most of the older songs better in Finnish than in their original versions. I don't think I've ever heard the original version of "Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me", but I could probably sing it by heart in Finnish.

Igor Freiberger's picture

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

I thought my grandmother and me were the last living ones to like this! :-)

BTW, I'm listening to Chico Buarque, Chico Buarque and Chico Buarque these days.

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Incidentally, Carola Christina Standertskjöld-Liemola, who usually recorded just as Carola, sang in Finnish as well as Swedish, and as she did a version of "C'est Joli la Mer", that might also have been a route by which I found some of the other Finnish artists. Just now, I found her singing "Água de Beber" on YouTube as well.

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Just got Blue Cheer's Vincebus Eruptum (1968). I paid $40.
Not a band I was into at the time, but I quite like the longer tracks and the timbre of their heavy guitar sound in the low notes.
Cover is thick stock with three spot colours, one silver, which makes it real nice to take out the record and play it.

Also just picked up an original cast recording of South Pacific (Ezio Pinza, Mary Martin). I really like her inflections, just the way she sings "I"! That was $1. BTW, note Steinweiss script—I presume he designed the cover.

Speaking of Scandinavian singers — Alice Babs (Swe-Danes, 1960). Her "bub-a-dub" style of vocalese (not being particularly adept at English) was picked up by the Swingle Singers.

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Vincebus Eruptum is genius. Totally raw psychedelia, sort of like the first Alice Cooper album Pretties For You. And the cover is pretty darn cool. I remember listening to it over and over when I was a teenager, oops, I guess that's what happened to me. When I was on tour I went through a phase where all I would listen to is Pretties For You over and over again. Probably for a month or so. After a while it ceases to be music and becomes more like a mantra, a chant. Ear training indeed.

pbc

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Upon hearing of the death of Mick Karn I just had to search out Buoy.
I haven't heard it for over 20 years but it's still beautiful.

Small Craft on a Milk Sea - The new Brian Eno album is also fantastic.

quadibloc's picture

@mili:
Quadibloc, fascinating to see Laila Kinnunen, Pirkko Mannola and Brita Koivunen on your list.
By the way, although I found "Itsy-Bitsy Teenie-Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini" in many languages, and "You Don't Own Me" in a few, not having a copy of "Mitä Suomi Soittaa" at my elbow, I don't know if "You Don't Own Me" was ever recorded by anyone in a Finnish version.
If so, you wouldn't happen to know the artist or the title?

mili's picture

@Quadibloc,
Sorry to report, but "You Don't Own Me" hasn't been recorded in Finnish, as far as I can gather. Could be something to do with difficulties of translating the song so that it would fit the tune.

quadibloc's picture

Thank you. That's quite all right; now I can rest at ease on this.

It was sung in Swedish, but the title is a common Swedish phrase, and so several other completely different songs have been recorded with the same title, "Jag Vill Ha Dig". But this cover version by Marianne Kock hasn't been totally forgotten - it was included in a recent "best of" compilation available in Sweden.

dezcom's picture

I love Satelite Radio. I just listened to both Frankie Lymon and then Richard Tucker (2 different channels, 5 then 78

Té Rowan's picture

I've been listening to Candy Chang's Typography, snarfed from archive.org.

Nick Shinn's picture

@Paul Totally raw psychedelia…

Yeah, they were total acid heads.
But macho too, had to be the loudest, pushing the technology.
I guess blue cheer led to heavy metal, sunshine to prog rock.
Getting this album led me to pull out and play some examples of that other, mellow psychedelia— "philosophical" lyrics, folk/choirboy vocal harmonies, ethereal organs, eclectic instruments &c. Saucerful of Secrets is the ultimate trip track in that genre, IMO. But listening to HP Lovecraft II, my, how silly it sounds! XTC spoofed it as The Dukes of Stratosphear in the '80s. It's 25 o'clock, man!



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It is indeed totally muscular. Raw farm California take on the whole thing. Know the HP Lovecraft and haven't listened to it for ages. I'm sure it is quite dated. The other Pink Floyd that is outstanding are the live cuts from Ummagumma. Love it. Also the first four Grateful Dead albums are quite good but maybe the best is the first Quicksilver Messenger Service LP.

If you want to hear a really screwed up take that was actually made because they hated the hippies, the first Alice Cooper is more psychedelic than almost anything. Drunken anger from Phoenix Arizona mixed with a love for show tunes.

I saw Blue Cheer twice, once with the original lineup, and then with the next guitarist, who was a much better guitar player but the band wasn't nearly as good. They also played on the Steve Allen show back in the day - you can probably find the clip on YouTube.

pbc

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Just picked up:
BurialBurial
Tom MiddletonHypnotizer
HecqScatterheart

Recently in the mix: Circulation, Clock DVA, Laibach, Seefeel, Ulrich Schnauss

...and occasionally my favorite Cuban singer: Video

cuttlefish's picture

Right now (and every Saturday 9am to noon, Pacific time) I'm listening to the Norman Bates Memorial Soundtrack show on http://www.kfjc.org/netcast/

dezcom's picture

I hope you are not in the shower as you listen, cuttlefish?

cuttlefish's picture

Mother wouldn't approve of that.

dezcom's picture

Yes, but she is dead in the basement with the swinging lightbulb ;-)

quadibloc's picture

Of course, Finland, like any other country, has a wide variety of musical genres that people enjoy.

In looking up modified versions of Christmas carols on YouTube that extolled Cthulhu, I found out about Hatsune Miko. And from Hatsune Miko, I found out about the Ievan Polkka. And clicking on related links led me to Kun Mun Kultani Tulisi.

When I first heard it, I mistakenly thought it must have been a traditional Irish song translated into Finnish, but no, it is an old traditional Finnish song (or an old traditional Finnish poem set anew to music by Loituna; I am not yet certain which one).

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My daughter gave me a Deadmau5 CD for Xma5, and I play it when I'm driving.
Now she needs to get me a subwoofer for my birthday, so I can really impress pedestrians.

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Given my question, I thought I should include, for the record, some information I have discovered through my extensive web searches.

A Finnish band, Raggars, recorded "Ei Oo Souli", which is a cover of a song whose English title is "You Don't Own Me"... but it isn't the one written by Madara and White that Lesley Gore recorded. Instead, it is a different song that the musical group Status Quo recorded.

dezcom's picture

That is the Finnish song my oldest son loves so much and plays incessantly "ou ee ou ee ou ee ou ee ou ee ou ee, OU-EE" at a fast rhythmic tempo.

Werfer's picture

Depends on my mood: It goes from Finntroll to Jamiroquai to Edvard Krieg :-)

1985's picture

Outer Space Suite - Bernard Herrmann (a shame it is not very long)

Also audiobooks (are they allowed?):

Walden - Henry David Thoreau (from Librivox)
1000 Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - David Mitchell

Té Rowan's picture

Nothing says it has to be music. In my case, it is, though: Renditions made from Polish MIDI files of Kraftwerk's Radioactivity and Tour de France, with instruments picked out by yrs truly.

1985's picture

Sounds great. Radioactivity - the only song I know of with lyrics in Morse code.

Radioactivity .. ... / .. -. / - .... . / .- .. .-. / ..-. --- .-. / -.-- --- ..- / .- -. -.. / -- .
Is in the air for you and me .-. .- -.. .. --- .- -.-. - .. ...- .. - -..--
Radioactivity -.. .. ... -.-. --- ...- . .-. . -.. / -... -.-- / -- .- -.. .- -- . / -.-. ..- .-. .. .
discovered by Madame Curie .-. .- -.. .. --- .- -.-. - .. ...- .. - -..--
Radioactivity - ..- -. . / .. -. / - --- / - .... . / .-.-.- .-.-.- .-.-.- -.- .-. .- ..-. - .-- . .-. -.-

(Or something like that, I'm not exactly fluent in Morse.)

Also, Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service if you are in the UK and can access BBC radio online.

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I've just discovered, due to a forum post in another place where music is discussed as an off-topic subject, a Dutch musical ensemble of an unusual genre.

Symphonic Metal.

Epica.

The music is impressive, and the lead singer, Simone Simons, is clearly very talented.

Also, as for my own personal quest, a more direct search on Google finally yielded up a 1989 Finnish-language cover of "It's My Party", titled Oon Sun Autos.

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Just discovered "Bon Iver" and can't stop listening to them! I even did a cover of their song "Re: Stacks" and put it on Youtube. You can check it out here, if you're interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzgwTykdnQA

vilbel's picture

That Hungarian album of Venetian Snares.

dezcom's picture

1982 Met recording of Carmen with Marilyn Horne

CanwllCorfe's picture

Tommy Four Seven's new album Primate. Raw, uncompromising, and tribal. What an album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxlI3NJKvLU

Arno Enslin's picture

@ Tim

At the moment I am not in the mood for Tommy Four Seven – it makes me nervous. But This bitter earth - On the nature of daylight is beautiful.

Té Rowan's picture

Right now, whatever's on Absolute Radio on 1215kHz.

CanwllCorfe's picture

@ Arno

Why thank you! :D I have quite an eclectic taste. I'm all over the place when it comes to music haha! Right now I'm listening to some Progressive House. It's unseasonably warm, so I think it fits nicely. It's such a sunny and bright genre.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_VJ1K_xLfg

FontPeter's picture

I listen: Grooveshark.com

Artist
Jorge Drexler
Durrty Goodz
Eddie Vedder - Into the Wild
Steve Reich

fontsy.com

BrettR's picture

Chris Garneau, The Black Keys, Death Cab for Cutie, The Rescues, Dan Mangan, Elvis, Regina Spekter, and Arcade Fire.

dezcom's picture

You know you are way too old for this thread when you don't recognize the names of bands or musicians mentioned 99% of the time :-)

BrettR's picture

I am going to go on a limb, and say the name of an artist, who's voice can soothe the soul and make certain hormones from males and females explode.

Barry White.

vilbel's picture

Kayo Dot - Choirs of the Eye

From Zorn's label, thought I'd seen that name before, Canwll.

CanwllCorfe's picture

The name of the song? Or Jamie Saft Trio? Or neither?!

Right now it's M. Ostermeier's Chasing Ghosts. Unfortunately it's not on YouTube, but Lakefront is. Does that picture look familiar? It should! :D

BrettR's picture

Todays Song:

Cold War Kids - Audience.

vilbel's picture

The name of John Zorn haha. The book of angels series is really good btw. But for now:
Brian Eno - An Ending (Ascent)

Té Rowan's picture

Radio Scotland on 810kHz.

CanwllCorfe's picture

The name of John Zorn haha.

Leave it to me to guess everything but what you were referring to! :D Haha! Yeah I'd heard of him on numerous occasions, but never sought him out. I finally got around to it!

Right now I'm listening to what very well could be one of my all time favorite songs. Dné - My Vitamins

elzosmid's picture

Sometimes I listen to the radio or http://3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/ which is great.
But when I'm really at it, working in a flow, only Michael Nyman cuts it.
The Kiss, The Claim, Gattaca are a few of his albums I like a lot.
Most ppl know him from the music for the movie 'The Piano' and a few Greenaway movies.

vilbel's picture

Nice, but very short haha. Reminds me a bit of Fennesz.

dezcom's picture

Brahms Requiem sung by one of our dear friends.

Sindre's picture

Very early English and Italian emo.

marcox's picture

Charles Mingus and his multi-eponymous "Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus" album.

CanwllCorfe's picture

Nice, but very short haha. Reminds me a bit of Fennesz.

Great song! And yeah that's the one downside. Though I think I prefer short to excessively long songs.

It's cold and rainy right now, so I'm listening to Le Lendemain's Lois off of their album Fires.

It suits the weather nicely. Here, try on Petrichor for size.

vilbel's picture

Well it's warm and sunny over here, I'm currently listening to In the air, off Tim Hecker's new album.

Btw I think of the two songs you posted I prefer the long one.

CanwllCorfe's picture

Really?! Ambient Black Metal doesn't have that much of a following. Especially the weird stuff, like Brenoritvrezorkre. I've listened to that song maybe twice. It's kind of hard, since it's an hour long and all! :P But I love the bit with the blast beat. It's so relentless.

Anywho! Today it's quite beautiful out. It's supposed to thunderstorm later, but hey! I love thunderstorms. I haven't listened to Flica in awhile, so I put on some Nocturnal. It's so nice. I think of him and Uyama Hiroto as Summer musicians. Their music is so warm.

Mrs Jones's picture

Anyone for French House?
Fred Falke, Alan Braxe, some Lifelike

CanwllCorfe's picture

I'm not crazy about it, but I do love most Club oriented genres. I adore Progressive House, and enjoy Tech, Latin, and Tribal House as well. Then you have Electro and Techno and Trance and whatnot. It's all great.

BrettR's picture

Bon Iver is phenomenal if your into indy/folk music.

CanwllCorfe's picture

Yeah I've heard a couple of his songs. I think I have more folk from The Tallest Man on Earth than anyone else. I love his music!

Right now I'm listening to D. Carbone - Apparence. Technotechnotechno.

Arno Enslin's picture

Johnny Cash – The Mercy Seat

It’s not only the music. I also like the video.

(The cover version by Nick Cave is likewise great.)

Arno Enslin's picture

It’s just the other way around. It’s Nick Cave’s song.

Gary Lonergan's picture

Planxty, Martin Hayes, Bothy Band, Dolores Keane, Fleet Foxes, John Legend and Sigur Ros

vilbel's picture

Biosphere - Too fragile to walk on
Most probably one of his greatest tracks.

BrettR's picture

Silvia (Roboberget Remix) by Miike Snow

Té Rowan's picture

The first radio/TV concert from the new music hall in Reykjavík.

BrettR's picture

Sufjan Stevens - Chicago, on my old vinyl player.

dtw's picture

William Walton: film music, and ‘A History of the English Speaking Peoples’ march (more Elgar than Elgar).

Arno Enslin's picture

I was on an Eurovision Noise Contest party on Saturday. The show had ended with music, namely a performance by Jan Delay. Now I am listening to his album Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Soul with enjoyment. And in spite of my Sennheiser HD600, which is almost a high end headphone, I don’t hear all text passages, because some of them are very mumbled. (The text is not important. It’s just the music.)

Arno Enslin's picture

Steve Reich, Music for 18 Musicians

That’s in my collection – with a homemade cover. I printed the text on foil and put a copper mesh behind the foil.

Té Rowan's picture

Miguel Ettema's remix of the "1942" game music which itself is based on the main theme from "633 Squadron", in the hope of drowning out a sixteen-beat drum loop that's worming through my head, going 'patapatapatapatapataclap-clap-clap!' And for those wondering, it's the beat in Boney M's "Nightflight to Venus". Sad? Sick? I just dunno...

Té Rowan's picture

Oddly enough, it's a US Air Force band named Max Impact. The tune "Follow Me" is pretty decent ear candy. Leaves me thinking of "Iko Iko".

quadibloc's picture

I was recently listening to "A Summer Song" by Chad and Jeremy.

Té Rowan's picture

Wonder if I can top that with a live brass band. Wasn't a marching band, though. Btw... tomorrow is Seamen's Day up here. Note to self: Better not forget that.

Stickley's picture

@Vilbel

Second Bad is great. Ae is a long-time favorite. My computer is Anvil, my phone is Vapre.

If you haven't already, go to Biosphere's site and get Kill By Inches

http://www.biosphere.no/mp3.html

Other gems among his downloads: Rachel's Wire and Som Evige Stjerner

Also, check out Hecq's Night Falls. Biosphere meets Autechre.

vilbel's picture

I have seen Biosphere's mp3 page, never bothered to download anything though, but I will now.

The only track of Hecq that I know is The Glow, on the Emerging Organisms compilation. I will definitely give Night Falls a listen.

Anyway, I'm currently listening to Oval - O. Almost two hours of glitchy guitar-like stuff, split into 70 tracks.

btw, you've probably heard Vletrmx21 already, haven't you? It's one of Ae's greatest tracks imho.

eliason's picture

@vilbel Thanks for the Oval tip - I'm enjoying 94 Diskont.

1985's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKO79UETXqI

Cover of Foo Fighters, Everlong by Scala & Kolacny Brothers.

Stickley's picture

@Vilbel

Vletrmx21 is certainly a top Ae for me, why the Garbage EP finishes so well.

If you like a bit harder stuff with EBM influences, look into Trentemøller's The Last Resort (the double version). It's Haujobb + Autechre—the glitch of Ae with the harder/darker beats of Haujobb. His other stuff doesn't hold up as well for me, but TLR has some great moments: Polar Shift, Take Me Into Your Skin, Always Something Better, and Killer Kat (Bonus Track).

Haujobb have been a favorite since the mid '90s, constant growth and progression from them. I like Ninetynine for its minimalism and detail, so the connection to Ae and the like is easy for me.

Hecq also does a fantastic remix of Metric from Haujobb's Vertical Theory (which is how I found Hecq in the first place).

Circuitous as always.

Dtronic's picture

Javelin's Canyon Candy: http://luakabop.com/javelin/canyon-candy/
Cinematic wild-west vistas! It's quite haunting, some of it.
And, as well, listening to our own City Wide Walkie Talkie: Brown 25: http://citywidewalkietalkie.bandcamp.com/ It just grooves along in a quirky way - pretty nice when you're working.

CanwllCorfe's picture

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) - They Will Throw Us To The Wolves

I love them. I love them to death. I can't listen to them for extended amounts of time though, mainly because of how sad their music is. It's definitely not feel-good party pop, so I'd give it a pass if you haven't much of a penchant for sad music like I do.

wolfgang_homola's picture

Carlo Gesualdo: Madrigaux Livre V (The fifth book of madrigals), interpreted by the vocal ensemble Métamorphoses under the direction of Maurice Bourbon

Konstruktivists: Psyko Genetika

Queneau's picture

A lot of different stuff, some names:

Pere Ubu
Stereolab
17-60-75
Wire
Marconi Union
Stephan Mathieu
Manuell Göttsching (e2-e4)
Beach House (Teen Dream)
Caribou (Swim)
Brian Eno (the classic 70s stuff)
David Bowie (idem)
Autechre
Destroyer
Julianna Barwick (the magic place)
Tim Hecker
Kreidler
P J Harvey (especially Let England Shake)
Low

And more....

Nick Shinn's picture

I just scored a copy of Their Satanic Majesties Request with the lenticular cover, at a Value Village in Winnipeg, for $2.
Pretty good condition too.
I had bought the album when it came out in ’67, but it went AWOL years ago.
Listening to it again, what a strange album.
Of course, quite a bit derivative of Sgt. Pepper, but lots of very well put together original stuff, and some jammin’.
2,000 Light Years From Home is awesome!
Step right up…

Other than that, have tried very hard to like the new Feist, Coldplay and Florence, but failed.
Still listening to Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs, IMO the best rock album in a long time.

hrant's picture

Anything Soma-FM's "Suburbs of Goa" channel is throwing at me.

hhp

.00's picture

...

Té Rowan's picture

The night programming on BBC R. Scotland on 810kHz mediumwave (the USAnians' AM broadcast band)

John Hudson's picture

Selecions from the massive archive of BBC Radio 4's In Our Time programme.

Chris Dean's picture


How about Prince, stage-side, private VIP table, 10 feet away, for 3 hours, last Wednesday?

riccard0's picture

Now you're just dropping names, Christopher: from the quality of that photo, it could very well be you on the stage and TANAKAP at the table! ;-)

5star's picture

pretty fly for a white guy.

Té Rowan's picture

A live radio concert in support of the Faeroese voluntary rescue units.

hrant's picture

You just missed a rare opportunity to simultaneously use an eð and an æsc. Tsk, tsk.

hhp

Té Rowan's picture

There was no place for ð and few here understand føroyskt.

hrant's picture

Sorry, I meant œðel!

hhp

Nick Shinn's picture

And so this is Christmas…
The same old seasonal crap wherever I go, for the last month.
Bah, humbug!

hrant's picture

I haven't listened much to this, but it might possibly ease your pain:
http://somafm.com/xmasinfrisko/

hhp

Queneau's picture

Fela Kuti

Karl Stange's picture

The soundtrack to Hal Hartley's Amateur.

nina's picture

Opeth.

kongur's picture

Ella Fitzgerald – Blue Skies.

5star's picture

Wooden Shjips.

Paul Cutler's picture

Balada Conducatorolui - Taraf de Haidouks

Miles Davis bossa nova LP

There are honest type designers but there's probably more charlatans, I saw a poll in Forbes, it's the same with musicians.

pbc

Queneau's picture

At the moment: Stephan Mathieu & Janek Schaefer - Hidden Name

Any more "ambient drone" lovers amongst the typophiles?

Paul Cutler's picture

I listen to 4' 33". Again.

pbc

Paul Cutler's picture

Every neighborhood has a song.

If we could stand to listen.

What surrounds you, the sounds that make up your life, perhaps a new understanding of what music is, these are your neighbors, they are not separate from you, not more or less important, they are on a mission, as are you. Our outsized respect for this has no basis in reality.

I will never stop playing.

Ever.

pbc

Queneau's picture

hear hear

Paul Cutler's picture

Are we special?
We'd like to think we are.

pbc

Dick Wynne's picture

Often I listen, at work, to Alabama 3's "Hits and Exit Wounds". Musically accomplished, witty, profane, something for everyone.

Slightly tangential - I had a phone call from one of those machines which convert a text message to voice in a Hawking-esque manner. All it said was: "What are you wearing?". I can perhaps just see the point of this sort of call being made in person, but surely the use of an intervening service denies the perpetrator all the fun. Later that day I found that a friend of my daughter had texted her to ask what she was wearing to a party that night, and mistakenly sent it to our home number.

wolfgang_homola's picture

Ry Cooder: Pull up some dust and sit down
Ry Cooder: Chávez Ravine
Ry Cooder: I, Flathead

Billy Childish: The genius of Billy Childish with Thee Milkshakes and Thee Headcoats

dezcom's picture

"Les contes d'Hoffmann" Offenbach

Té Rowan's picture

The Yule greetings on RUV1.

Ed_Aranda's picture

Anyone ever listen to Priory? Their debut album was a pleasant surprise for me. I highly recommend it.

charles ellertson's picture

Lutoslawski's "String Quartet," played by the Kronos Quartet.

Té Rowan's picture

Meltwater drops beating an impressive drummer's call.

5star's picture

The Cult

.00's picture

...

5star's picture

Billy Idol ...all.

5star's picture

Dwight Yoakam ...all.

brockfrench's picture

Not really sure how I feel about it just yet, but I'm listening to Japan's Tin Box.

5star's picture

Rolling Stones ...all.

CanwllCorfe's picture

Il Rumore Del Fiore Di Carta - Mira

Gorgeous song. But the video? You have to at least watch the video.

Té Rowan's picture

Right now, an old .mod file, newtek-mc.mod, which I remixed effin yonks ago from the even older newtek.mod.

Té Rowan's picture

And now it's my precious Sonus Futurae tape... and 1111 this post has type.

If you google for the name, go to Images and pick the record sleeve, you'll find the band's name in almost-canon Moore Computer. The tape, however, has the name in decidedly-NOT-canon Moore Computer.

Edit: You can see the sleeve on these two Youtube videos as well: Myndbandið and Skyr með rjóma. FYI, this is a tad old-fashioned synth pop.

brianskywalker's picture

Elmer Bernstein, Harry Betts & Herb Steward: To Kill a Mockingbird
Carmine Coppola: The Black Stallion

Lovely sounds and great background music.

5star's picture

U2 - The Joshua Tree

Birdseeding's picture

I'm listening to three new 2011/2012 bands/artists with a typographic approach to band naming:

The Weeknd
WZRD (Bonus: Somewhat interesting type treatment to the Trade Gothic-esque type on the album cover: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:41ar5KYsRQL._SS500_.jpg)
JMSN (Bonus/Annoying: The album is called "†Priscilla†", with two daggers in it)

CanwllCorfe's picture

Mossy & The African Children's Choir - The Light

I love progressive house, I love African choral music, I would naturally love progressive house that samples African choral music.

Té Rowan's picture

My neighbours playing Uriah Heep's "Lady in Black" on their stereo. In my not-in-the-least-bit-humble opinion, it is among their best.

5star's picture

One of the first songs I learnt to play was Uriah Heep's Wizard! Almost makes me want to restring my guitars and play it again and again just thinking about it.

But right now I'm listening to The Wallflowers in particular One Headlight...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzyfcys1aLM

...I just knocked the branding for a client's party limousine biz clear out of the ballpark and through someones front window - somehow that song just seems to fit.

n.

timd's picture

Uriah Heep > Roger Dean > interest in lettering

Tim

5star's picture

+1!

Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)

Que sera, sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be

Songwriters: LIVINGSTON, JAY / EVANS, RAY
Performed by: Doris Day

BrettR's picture

Of Monsters and Men
&
The Piano Guys
&
Ben Howard.

hemelahmed's picture

Trance music...

Amado's picture

tinnitus

marcox's picture

Near-final mixes of songs from my band's upcoming album.

Té Rowan's picture

Passacaglia/fugue BWV582 from the Páll Ísólfsson centennial album.

5star's picture

The Boss ...all.

CanwllCorfe's picture

Repitch - Irradial. Love it, love it, love it.

Té Rowan's picture

An OPL3, albeit an emulated one, trying its darndest to play some Pachelbel fugues.

Nick Shinn's picture


When I was at art school, the guy who lived in the flat below me would play this all night. I think I’m over that at last, and enjoying those long laid-back jams.


Not actually listening to this, but was reminded of similar hyper-dropshadow typography from the same time (c.1970).

5star's picture

Classic stuff, art school eh ... funky daze?

I'm currently listening to Marilyn Manson ...

Nick Shinn's picture

I’ve always had a soft spot for Stevie Winwood, along with Marriott and Burdon, because they were so young and soulful, barely older than me when I was first getting into pop music. A vicarious blackness, indeed. But by the time I went to art school in 1970 I really wanted to listen to stuff that was totally cosmic, eclectic and bizarre, or just plain obscure. So yes, I dug Traffic’s funky jamming, but was more into Mahavishnu and Zawinul. And you will still find me rummaging through old vinyl stores looking for albums on labels such as Turnabout and Nonesuch.

Ryan Maelhorn's picture

Steve_P, do you know about the ebow?

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=ebow&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:e...

Meanwhile I've been listening to Ligetti, more and more Ligetti. A little Schnitke, thrown in on the side.

marcox's picture

@Nick: Traffic was deeply uncool when my roommate turned me on to them in the postpunk early '80s, but that album was the soundtrack for more than one all-nighter during my brief stay in art school.

Té Rowan's picture

The same overambitious emulated OPL3, but this time it's aspiring to be the organ in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam.

BrettR's picture

Ever since I got my Sonos system for my home, the amount of music I listen to has probably exponentially. Highly recommend it.

Currently I am quite fond of Ben Howard, Paper Kites, Oscar Peterson, and Of Monsters and Men.

Té Rowan's picture

It usually does when you get yourself a new stereo.

Right now it's an old tape with Madness (Uncle Sam, Night Boat To Cairo, Embarrassment and Madness), Klaus Wunderlich and Franz Lambert among others.

Queneau's picture

Tenniscoats: Papa’s Ear & Tan-Tan-Therapy

Tape: Luminarium & Revelutiones

HÄPNA rules!

quadibloc's picture

Some time back in this thread, I've already described my musical tastes at length. Here, I'll just briefly mention that I've directed my attention again towards what was perhaps my favorite of the Manos Hadjidakis compositions sung by Nana Mouskouri (it was also sung by Aliki Vougiouklaki (Αλίκη Βουγιουκλάκη) who performed it originally in a movie from 1960 and Harry Belafonte): Mes s'afti ti varka (or Mes tin varka)... Μες σ'αυτήν τη βάρκα.

In fact, Anna Vissi, who sang "Min ton rotas ton ourano" (the original song on which All Alone Am I was based) at the Love Radio concert, also sang this one, at the "Unplugged" concert in Cyprus.

John Hudson's picture

The latest strangeness from Ane Brun.

BrettR's picture

I'll be quite frank here, I thought for sure that someone would have mentioned Justin Bieber in the course of this thread.

Thankfully there is still hope for typographers.

riccard0's picture

Brett, you realise you just did it, right? ;-)

Té Rowan's picture

I'd far sooner mention Morning Musume or the sub-group Mini Moni. Telephone! Ring! Ring! Ring! Bubblegum pop indeed.

Té Rowan's picture

Finlandia. Yes, that one, by Jean Sibelius. Ware: You gotta either play this one loud or feed the audio through an AVC.

Edit: Fuhgedaboutit. This clip has been deleted. It is pining for the fjords. It wouldn't VOOM if you put a million FLOPS through it. It is an ex-video.

Nick Shinn's picture

There’s this anecdote that Thomas Beecham was visiting with the Sibeliuses, and Jean cranked up the hi-fi so loud everyone else left the house and went into the garden. He said you had to have it that loud to hear all the orchestral details. Right. Dude would have been a head-banger in a later era.

Té Rowan's picture

Well, I'm sure you noted that the organ has a pretty wide dynamic range, at least on this track. First time around I wondered why the hymn was silent. Hence, the stated need to play it loud or ride the gain. Bells, I swear the Petri Sakari/Iceland Symphony recording has a lot less dynamic range!

Nick Shinn's picture

Just picked up the vinyl of Bowie’s 1973 album of covers from London groups 1964-67.
This slipped by me back in the day, but it’s not bad, his singing is over the top, the band solid and there’s some crazy arrangements, especially “See Emily Play”. That one kind of prefigures the Dukes of Stratosphear.
“Shapes of Things” is preposterous.
Laura Nyro’s Gonna Take a Miracle from a couple years earlier had the same kind of idea.
Another similar homage was GnRs The Spaghetti Incident?
No doubt lots of other artists have covered the songs they grew up on, as a package concept.

John Hudson's picture

Nick did you read the very interesting article about Bowie's music in a recent issue of the London Review of Books? I found this bit particularly interesting, and it sent me back to listen to 'Starman' more closely:

Trynka doesn’t often go into details about the music, which is perhaps just as well. In his discussion of ‘Starman’ he talks about its ‘opening minor chords’ when they’re nothing of the kind, and says that ‘the key changes from minor to major’ at the chorus. But there’s no key change, and it’s important that there isn’t: the effect Trynka’s hearing, the sense of ‘release’ and ‘climax’ he gets when the chorus kicks in, would be lost if there were. What happens is that for the first time, the melody hits the tonic; Bowie gets through 15 bars in F major without singing an F, and then on the word ‘starman’ he hits two of them, an octave apart. The octave leap is, as Trynka says, ‘an ancient Tin Pan Alley songwriter’s trick’, and the steal doesn’t stop there: the melody of the chorus is ‘lifted openly, outrageously’ from Judy Garland. Bowie privately called the song ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’, and before long was singing Yip Harburg’s lyrics as well as Harold Arlen’s tune in live performances of ‘Starman’.

Nick Shinn's picture

No, I’ve let my subscription lapse.
But thanks, that’s really interesting!

**

I would agree with most of it.
The thing that struck me most about Ziggy was its conception of live performance.
At the time, you’d go to a concert by the Who or Zeppelin and the set would be really long with a bunch of scruffy individuals wandering round the stage and jamming extended versions of their album tracks. The Dead at Glastonbury doing a 20 minute Dark Star. But Ziggy was different—the band were in matching outfits on a large empty stage, and they played the songs just like the record, 3 or 4 minutes each, while moving around in choreography. That, and the self-referentiality, it was quite a shock.

BrettR's picture

Seeing as we have a handful of audiophiles on this forum, it would be interesting some time to see what sound gear we are "rocking".

Sigur Ros has been quite good to me lately, and with the release of their new album today, my only assumption is that it shall not disappoint.

Té Rowan's picture

The noisiest party the Queen has ever the seen, aka the Diamond Jubilee Concert.

Nick Shinn's picture


Getting ready for the Stones’ Golden Jubilee, celebrating their first performance, July 12, 1962. Yes, we will be having a noisy party!

Té Rowan's picture

Were it Slade, you could probably feel the noize as well.

Nick Shinn's picture

Noddy quit the band twenty years ago, so not much chance of a jubilee there. Reunions not quite in the same class…

vilbel's picture

Have just listened to Comus - First Utterance. I get the feeling it's being hyped quite a bit lately, a friend recommended it, and it sure is great.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJp0rr54OU0

Té Rowan's picture

At least that explains what I've been wondering about for a long time – whatever happened to Slade.

5star's picture

Nick, that's going to be a blast!! Sure you will survive it?? The Stones haven't been the same since Wyman's bass groove left in '92 - and my favorite Stone's band of all times was with Mick Taylor!!!

Right now I'm just listening to some of Adele's music and my latest crush, Rita Ora...

n.

Nick Shinn's picture

Sure you will survive it??

Yeah, but I intend to get wasted!
Will be digging out the vinyl.

Té Rowan's picture

http://youtube.com/watch?v=pQxyQktNFwc – Dunno which is cooler, the showmanship or the actual playing. Seemed to me from the comments that some folk found it a bit too… well… revolutionary.

Té Rowan's picture

Hennyway, @Nick, there is a reasonable cover of "Sympathy For The Devil" at http://www.simnet.is/hljomsveitinlogar/mp3/mp3.htm

CorpusMilti's picture

Les Baxter

5star's picture

@Té, Oasis did a nice job covering of the Stone's Street Fighting Man ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk1CLm0FsuM&feature=artist

n.

5star's picture

...and speaking of my all time favorite band, check this Stone's video while it's still up ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MMgPbt9jhw&feature=related

...Worried About You.

n.

Demmy's picture

If you fancy something different, here is a full list of what I am listening to:-

http://www.gentleapocalypse.com/2011/01/gentle-apocalypse-recommends-son...

Té Rowan's picture

@5star – Talking of covers… Nutt'n as odd as hearing Metallica cover Whiskey In The Jar. I swear to all that is, I had to check and double-check and triple-check to be sure it wasn't Thin Lizzy.

Nick Shinn's picture

Emil Gilels, Beethoven, 1957:
http://typophile.com/node/93823

mili's picture

Night time music from 23:23 (that's Delay Trees' Rami Vierula's solo project)
http://2323music.bandcamp.com/album/softest-wave-etc

Té Rowan's picture

Concerto a Cinque op9n9 by Tomaso Albinoni off the Hallgrímskirkja H002 CD.

5star's picture

People Under The Stairs (PUTS) ...all.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbHWJrtH_3U&feature=related

n.

vilbel's picture

Visions de l'amen by Olivier Messiaen. One of the greatest modern composers if you ask me.

Ed_Aranda's picture

Puscifer – Conditions Of My Parole

Broken Bells – Self-titled

wolfgang_homola's picture

Iggy Pop: Après
(nice new stuff: Iggy sings chansons in French)

... and music from Haiti:
Toto Bissainthe: chante Haiti
Boukman Eksperyans: Libete
Boukman Eksperyans: Revolisyon

John Lyttle's picture

Listening to Freddy Kempf – J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988
& a playlist on CBC Music.

And now for something that’s not completely unrelated … a typo-musical Twitter trend for you amusement: #typobands

5star's picture

U2 - Achtung Baby.

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Nick Shinn's picture

One of the greatest modern composers if you ask me.

Agreed. Vingt Regards is my favorite of Messaien’s works.
I once attended a performance of Quatuor pour la fin de temps in a church—the end was awesome, as the last violin note faded away.

Té Rowan's picture

The Dark Royal-Hued Lord's Instrument Of Immortality.

R.I.P. Jon Lord.

5star's picture

R.I.P. Jon Lord - your amazing keyboard grooves will live for ever!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6x8GGXrCFQ

Lazy...

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Té Rowan's picture

The opening concert of The Proms.

Té Rowan's picture

"The Art of the Finnish Kantele" (EUCD 1342)

Té Rowan's picture

"The Best of Classic Rock" (who'da thot ya could headbang to a symphonic orchestra uv alla dings?)

Té Rowan's picture

"Get Yer Boots On - The Best of Slade" Slade ROCKS!

5star's picture

Green Day ...all.

Wake Me Up When September Ends
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHa16644e-k&feature=player_embedded

...20 years has gone so fast.

n.

Té Rowan's picture

A "Thunderstruck" cover on a live-on-radio rock concert from the Fish Meal Factory in Borgarfjörður, E-Iceland, while watching streetlights cut conical patterns through the fog.

Té Rowan's picture

A radio show on Marel Blues Project, a blues band composed of Marel employees. Mebbe not the Bluesbreakers, but listenable all the same.

Té Rowan's picture

VoA's African Service on 15,580MHz.

Karl Stange's picture

Part of a playlist that is getting me through a particularly difficult day of working out OT feature code and other issues.

Spirit Bauhaus
Rub-Alcohol Blues Fiery Furnaces
Paradise Now (Remix) Meat Beat Manifesto
Lorelei Cocteau Twins
Retreat! Retreat! 65daysofstatic
One Beat Sleater-Kinney

CorpusMilti's picture

I'm loving the new Grizzly Bear songs.

oldnick's picture

I am listening to Clint Eastwood, and loving it.

Over the hill? The guy is a gifted jazz pianist, who made a living playing tough guys (Richard Burton once described his acting style as "dynamic lethargy'), but who is still—like many of his true ilk—sharp as a tack. The Republicans got bamboozled into giving him center stage, and are only now realizing—although only tacitly—that Eastwood made fools of the entire GOP and its Toontown ticket.

A definite ROFLMAO moment for me; in fact, it made my day, punk…

5star's picture

oldnick, you made my day!

Clint Eastwood, said "It's time for Obama to go".

Thanks steppin' up oldnick, I guess the Dems typical misrepresentation of even the simplest of matters is the most powerful hand in the world ... LOL ...sigh.

Or is it???

Next...

n.

oldnick's picture

Neil,

? Or: cool. BTW, I love your profile: you fill in the blanks beautifully.

Better watch out: some folks here might think that you are as loop as me…

5star's picture

:)

I'm expecting Morgan Freeman to do similar gig at the Dem's convention.

;)

n.

oldnick's picture

Neil,

You are absolutely correct; however, I think that the Dems are going to be a little wary about offering anyone an opportunity to present an unscripted "endorsement"—although not because they are any smarter than the Republicans. It's more of a "once burned, twice shy" kinda thing. The Oreo at the top of the ticket is a Chicago politician, after all…

marcox's picture

*edited to remove gratuitous, age-related insult*

Nick, I object to your use of the term "Oreo." Is there something intrinsically white about what Barack Obama has achieved?

hrant's picture

You can -and should- call anything what you truly believe that thing to be. The problems start when people (like... politicians) try to manipulate others by misrepresenting what they actually believe. The problems start when we believe democracy can lead to honest leaders.

hhp

oldnick's picture

Marc,

By his own admission, Obama could have "passed" for white or black—except he really couldn't. He is a true African-American, but not a garden-variety, descendant-of-slaves person of color. Frankly, I bought his message of hope and change when he first started peddling it in 2004, but have since come to realize that he's just another crooked politician who used race to "redeem" the white man from his guilt.

So, sorry: Oreo holds. IMHO…

5star's picture

Muse ...all.

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Té Rowan's picture

Nazareth.

Té Rowan's picture

The "Major-General's Song" from Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance", for the first time ever. Of course, that means I had no blimmin idea that Tom Lehrer's "The Elements" stemmed from this.

5star's picture

Bob Dylan ...all.

Paul Cutler's picture

Beethoven's Ninth by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic in 1962-63. They were playing for their freedom, they were playing for everyone's freedom. If you need to buy all the Beethoven symphonies like I did, I cannot recommend a better reading. The Ninth is beyond words.

pbc

Nick Cooke's picture

Django Django.

marcox's picture

Paul, how does one identify the '62-63 recordings? The first result in iTunes is another recording of the Ninth in the '80s by the same conductor/orchestra.

John Hudson's picture

Abigail Washburn. A woman with a banjo who sometimes sings in Mandarin. What's not to like?

The Uyghur jam session rocks.

Paul Cutler's picture

marcox - here they are on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Beethoven-9-Symphonies-Gundula-Janowitz/dp/B000001...

I had the set you are talking about and gave them away - this earlier set is the Berlin Philharmonic playing like Gods and Karajan Zeus-like.

pbc

marcox's picture

Thanks Paul.

russellm's picture

I am listening to the drier spinning some items with metal buttons.

Like a flat, tuneless gamalong symphony that's going to last another 20 minutes. Give or take.

5star's picture

It's well known (perhaps not so much these days) that when socks exit our world via the dryer vent, some socks enter into a kind of 'holding station' (sort of like a border crossing detainment room) depending on what acoustical properties they carry with them.

It seems to me that a tuneless gamalong symphony would be of great benefit.

Currently I'm listening to Moby...

Graciosa (Any Given Sunday)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbBxSNqwgOU&feature=BFa&list=AL94UKMTqg-9...

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Té Rowan's picture

While the word 'gamalong' sounds like 'gamelan', isn't the former just another word for arcade cacophony?

Karl Stange's picture

In the Kingdom of the Blind the One-Eyed are Kings by Dead Can Dance

robiulislam's picture

Hi,
What did you think of the new Fugazi album? I say don't fix what ain't broken.
them's fightin' words! fugazi's new (year-old by now) album is arguably their best. deep, beautiful, aggressive, raw, organic, etc. or did you mean you liked it?

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Té Rowan's picture

Home-rendered MIDI version of Pachelbel's Ciacona in d minor played on a virtual pipe organ.

Ryan Maelhorn's picture

The crickets out my open back door.

russellm's picture

Gamalan it is. I spelled it incorrectly

another

Té Rowan's picture

Cargo-Frakt with Apparat Organ Quartet.

Myndbandið with Sonus Futurae. It's about the video tape revolution.

quadibloc's picture

@russelm:
Huh? Not gamelan? But that's just the most common English transliteration, and so other spellings may be acceptable (like Gayageum or Kayagum, depending on whether you use the new or old transliteration of Korean).

Ah - gamalan is how it's spelled in Bahasa Jawa.

lateralaus's picture

I'm currently listening to Konntinent - New Neo Tokyo_From the Beach, odaiba Bay. Check it out on Spotify

mili's picture

The new Grizzly Bear and Two Door Cinema Club albums, for different moods.

Té Rowan's picture

Sky playing "Toccata". Definitely Bach on modern instruments.

5star's picture

Vivaldi's ... The Four Seasons.

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Nick Shinn's picture


Bachianas brasilieras by Villa-Lobos, a 1950s recording.
Conducted by the composer, sung by Victoria de los Ángeles.
The piece where she hums to a pizzicato accompaniment of eight celli—nº 5— is especially nice.
Of course I was influenced to buy it by the cover, with awesome photo of dude at work with massive cigar, and typography in tightly fitted Peignot capitals.

andybrown's picture

This is what I listen to when I don't want to be distracted by the lyrics:

Trentmøller
Sigur Ros
M83
Johann Johannsson
Jon Hopkins
Bonobo

5star's picture

Bryan Adams ...all.

Into The Fire ... www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7xqtLTBrHY&feature=related

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Té Rowan's picture

Á sjó – and after watching this, I think you lot would rather deal with Beziers than breakers like these.

5star's picture

Arrested Development ...all.

Everyday People ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEEINM01G7U&feature=related

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quadibloc's picture

Girls' Generation (소녀시대) - Gee, their first hit.
Michèle Torr - Ce soir je t'attendais
Nana Mouskouri, Aliki Vougiouklaki - Mes s'afti tin varka (Μες σ'αυτήν τη βάρκα)
Deep Purple - Lazy
Var det du/Niin aikaisin
The Big 3 - The Banjo Song
Alizée Jacotey - À Contre-Courant

Té Rowan's picture

Ehren Starks — Lines Build Walls (Magnatune, Myspace)

5star's picture

Depeche Mode, Tour of the Universe. Live in Barcelona.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY_Ubj4U5lQ&feature=related

From 0:47:00 to 0:53:30 is pure magic.

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LexLuengas's picture

Rachmaninov, Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTohYK96DlQ&t=11m31s
Majestic!

Té Rowan's picture

This nice little bit of organ jam (The Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want"):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWmMGCBYd4M
You'll stop noticing the pedals clacking soon enough...

5star's picture

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water.

My parents gave this LP when I was just a kidlin' ... they also smuggled me into a Stones concert but that's another story for another time...

Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzUEL7vw60U

In the clearing stands a boxer, and a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminder of every glove that laid him down or cut him
'Til he cried out in his anger and his shame
I am leaving, I am leaving, but the fighter still remains
Yes, he still remains ...

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John Hudson's picture

Sam Lee's delightfully strange interpretations of traditional Romany and English ballads. Then I discovered the even stranger videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1it2M7-ME0Y

quadibloc's picture

Here is a piece of music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96cGWQiHbKE

that I feel is worth sharing. A pipe organ performance of a beautiful forgotten melody, Vic Hammett's Sambalina.

CanwllCorfe's picture

The Miami - Motherless Child

A very interesting take on an old spiritual from the days of slavery.

Karl Stange's picture

Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

Stunning.

5star's picture

@Karl, awesome stuff!! I ordered a CD today.

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Nick Shinn's picture

Call me maudlin, but if I have a record by someone in the obits, I play it.


And this.

Karl Stange's picture

@Karl, awesome stuff!! I ordered a CD today.

Glad you like. I am not a vinyl fanatic as such but they really do benefit from listening to on vinyl and generally produce very nice packaging. Some Grado PS1000 headphones and this studio to listen to it in would not hurt either...

5star's picture

James Brown ...all.

It's A Man's Man's World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKPiBeZOkxg

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John Hudson's picture

Praetorius, 'Puer natus in Bethlehem'.

5star's picture

Elton John ...all.

Texan Love Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RktysPeRP0

Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4GGfT_8s2o&feature=related

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5star's picture

Adele ...all.

Rolling In The Deep
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw

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5star's picture

The Rolling Stones ...late 70's stuff.

Miss You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDaC0hKzpmg

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defiantone's picture

i listen to all sorts of things. Muse, Mumford & Sons, Train, Maroon 5, Matchbox 20.... but my iPod also houses Nancy Sinatra, Prodigy, Paul Simon, the Beatles. I love random goodness.

5star's picture

Prince ...all.

Chapter & Verse from his latest LP...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5dB_Yylpc4

..crispy sharp soul funk.

Interesting New Yorker piece on Prince...

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2013/01/princes-new-web-si...

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Chris Dean's picture

As a fan of 30 years, I personally feel that almost everything post Emancipation is garbage. Live, he still rips on guitar (check out his solo at 3:27 covering My Guitar Gently Weeps) but seldom show-boats like this on any of his recorded work.

NPG is by far the worst band he’s ever played with. Why he still carries their sorry asses around, I’ll never understand.

In my opinion, some of his better work includes:

This is Not Music, This is a Trip — B side of Alphabet Street 12" single (1st one on this list, crap quality)
Cloreen Bacon Skin — Crystal Ball (fantastic liner notes on this track with the original release)
Animal Kingdom — The Truth (A sweet bonus acoustic album that came with Crystal Ball)
Bob George — Black Album
Erotic City (dance mix) — I got this as a CD single import from France. Set me back $50.

More commercially:

Tambourine — Around the World in a Day
Starfish and Coffee — Sign “O” the Times
Pop Life — 1999


Figure 1: Did I mention that I had a $500.00 private stage-side VIP table when he came to Halifax in 2011?

brockfrench's picture

I was just wondering how... ...how I could un-follow posts to this thread, and then this. ^ Carry on.

Chris Dean's picture

Be careful what you wish for ;)

Figure 2: Myself holding a rare, un-opened, un-read, mint condition Prince comic book “Alter Ego” published in 1991 by Pirahna Music (an offshoot of DC Comics) as a promo prior to the release of Diamonds and Pearls, a piece of jewelry I had commissioned fashioned after the symbol on the cover of the original release of Diamonds and Pearls (he had yet to change his name to the symbol at this time), and the afore mentioned VIP pass to his “Welcome 2 Canada” (2011) tour. I ate rice and lentils for a month to absorb that.

Chris Dean's picture

@5star: I just read that article and reviewed the links. Thank you so much for sharing. I even learned that he ditched NPG for a new band! FINALLY!! Sadly, his latest video Screw Driver has crap kinetic typography, but the drummer sounds (looks ;) promising.

5star's picture

Nice collection!

Ya, and from what little I've heard from his new band (anything upped to youtube doesn't stay there very long) Prince has found some deeper sounds coming off his fret board. At times his musicianship reminds me of some of Mozart's stuff. Between the common 4/4 beat phrasing structure he adds soooo much color!! Not that Mozart composed to the 4/4 beat ... but you know what I mean. They both have the ability to play within the space between the pedestrian musical structure(s).

In that guitar solo with Tom Petty I wonder how many rehearsal takes it took timing the catch that Telecaster ... which was prolly borrowed ...lool!!!

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Paul Cutler's picture

I went over to Prince's house when he played Coachella to develop some artwork. When I walked in there was a jam session going on. During my visit, he asked "Would you like to meet Larry Graham?" I immediately said yes. That was a treat.

Working with him was a pleasure, he likes very concise language and considers denim a "sloppy" fabric. The work was accomplished on my laptop very quickly.

pbc

5star's picture

Thanks for sharing that Paul :)

I'd love to see that art work!

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Chris Dean's picture

Paul, how on earth did you manage to get invited to Prince’s home?!? Backstory please.

Paul Cutler's picture

I am the AD for the concert promotions firm that put's on Coachella, amongst many other things. Prince was a late addition one year so we had to do something special. He gets along really well with creatives and not so much business folks. I am also a guitarist so we had plenty to talk about. Once in a while I get past all the people in the middle and work directly with the artist. It is always much faster, go figure…

pbc

John Hudson's picture

Song-collector Sam Lee's brilliant 'Ground of Its Own' album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1it2M7-ME0Y

Richard Fink's picture

Golly. Prince's house. Untoppable.

The best I can do is the time I helped Dave Van Ronk polish off a fifth of Jack Daniels backstage at a concert at Case Western Reserve University.
How the man could still make music after what we consumed was truly astounding. Played great, too.

I've been listening to:

Blues: Tedeschi-Trucks Band (As a slide guitar player, Derek Trucks has no peer. The man can raise the dead. His solos have, at times, brought me to tears.) As a vocalist, Derek's wife Susan Tedeschi is a cross between Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin and an accomplished blues picker on guitar to boot.

Theatre: A Little Night Music and Sweeney Todd - Stephen Sondheim, music and lyrics. (Both librettos by Hugh Wheeler who, you can be sure, played a big part in supplying, uncredited, lyric ideas and song titles.) And with orchestrations by genius Jonathan Tunick - far and away the greatest orchestrator to ever work on Broadway.
(My parents started taking me to Broadway shows from the age of eight, but even still, this stuff is definitely 'acquired taste'. But what a wonderful acquisition it's been. I can't live without listening to Night Music or Sweeney at least a couple of times a year. For the uninitiated, there's Tim Burton's treatment of Sweeney as a movie with Johnny Depp, just a few years back, where one can see a terrific movie and get the characters and story line so essential to appreciating the full theatre scores. Moreso than any other theatrical songwriter I can think of, Sondheim's music and lyrics only fully come to life when you understand the larger narrative within which the songs function. Few people know that the lyric to 'Send In The Clowns' isn't just some loose theatrical metaphors pieced together - they are very specific to a character in a very specific situation within a larger narrative.)

Joni Mitchell: Joni's 'jazz period' which to me, means everything she did that had Jaco Pastorius playing fretless electric bass behind her. The studio albums 'Hejira', (Jaco plays on four of the tracks), 'Mingus', 'Don Juan's Reckless Daughter'. Also the live concert recording 'Shadows and Light', where the band includes Randy Brecker on sax, Pat Metheny on electric guitar, keyboardist Lyle May, along with Jaco on bass.

Also, my son's been playing a lot of Irish folk music around the house lately - from Pandora via iPhone piped to speakers via bluetooth. Quite infectious.

hrant's picture

I was in the Hollywood chapter of the AYF* with Serj Tankian.
That's all I got. :-/

* http://www.ayfwest.org/

hhp

Chris Dean's picture

I partied with Jeff Beck in London. Is that a thing?

Richard Fink's picture

Jeff Beck rocks. Definitely a thing, Chris. Did you know the man has actually built cars from scratch? Too much talent for one individual.
hrant - if I have to go Googling to have the faintest notion of what you're talking about, well, I don't know if that counts. ;)

Purple rain.........

5star's picture

Bruce Springsteen - Devils And Dust

All I'm Thinkin' About
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYDzkXBV0vQ

Matamoros Banks
www.youtube.com/watch?v=azleHkMUBzg

Long Time Comin'
www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7ObKmXlL28

All The Way Home
www.youtube.com/watch?v=giV7OguT3qc

...

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Paul Cutler's picture

Golly. Prince's house. Untoppable.

Maybe toppable in some folks minds. Michael Jackson's house. Man do I have a sad story (which I shall not relate here) about this.

pbc

John Hudson's picture

Devils and Dust was a fine album. Black Cowboys is an impressive piece of modern balladeering.
____

I'm listening to the Old Crow Medicine Show. How have I only just discovered this band?

Karl Stange's picture

How have I only just discovered this band?

Too much time tinkering with fonts, too little spent with the cans ; )

Richard Fink's picture

JH>How have I only just discovered this band?

I've been doing a lot of listening lately after many years of not seeking out new music and I get that feeling a lot. I didn't even own a pair of cans until recently.

The biggest "jesus-f-cking-aitch-christ-how-did-I-miss-these-guys-back-in-the-day?" feeling I've had so far is the band Little Feat. In the late seventies I was, mostly, into jazz and more jazz and stuff labeled 'swamp rock' just wasn't on my radar.
When leader and founder of the group Lowell George was still alive and at the helm there was no better rock band anywhere ever. The live album Waiting For Columbus is a masterpiece.

John Hudson's picture

Chris Dean: [Prince]still rips on guitar (check out his solo at 3:27 covering My Guitar Gently Weeps) but seldom show-boats like this on any of his recorded work.

Thanks again for that link, although I see it has now been blocked by YouTube. Remembering it prompted me, last night, to watch the London 'Concert for George'. I have to say that Eric Clapton's more restrained solo on 'While my guitar gently weeps' moved me more than Prince's. It's always breathtaking to see a virtuoso like Prince playing at the edge of control, but Clapton managed something that stayed relevant to the song itself. To make this, barely, relevant to type, it reminds me of the difference between being impressed by display typography that draws all sorts of attention to itself independent of the content, and that feeling one gets when typography just seems to perfectly fit the text.

The other highlight of the London concert was Anoushka Shankar conducting her father's composition while Clapton impressively handled the Indian time signature.

Té Rowan's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv2lsyvR0ek – Chet Atkins playing Freight Train.

Chris Dean's picture

What Up Steve? (02:50)
The Caravan
A local Halifax hip-hop group. Used to party with this guy.

5star's picture

sup Steve eh? ... neato cooly dooly.

The Rolling Stones - GRRR! (Full Album)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=D0hLGipbN2E&NR=1

...grab a listen quick before it gets nuked off of youtube!

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Té Rowan's picture

H.C. Lumbye:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB_uPSkNEoU – Københavns Jernbane Damp Galop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rZQRT7Zj6I – Champagne Galop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY_HsvqkKlU – Nordisk Fostbrødre Galop

eliason's picture

Yo La Tengo, Last Days of Disco.

Nick Shinn's picture

http://atomsforpeace.info

Something about Thom Yorke and Flea performing together intrigued me!
But it takes a while to get into (which is good).

Chris Dean's picture

This one goes out to Jared for doing such a fine hob throwing down the hammer on all that spam.

(theres a few swears in this one ;)

((have I mentioned that I saw Prince live while seated at the #1 private stage-side VIP table?))

Figure 1: Photograph courtesy of 5star.

Té Rowan's picture

Motor Man Keikyu VVVF by Super Bell"Z. Weird, nutty and fun.

5star's picture

U2 ...all.

Sinead O'Connor ...all.

I am Stretched on your Grave
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tcwlCHSdGQ

Bob Geldof ...all.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Chris Dean's picture

Speaking of Prince, did you know he wrote Nothing Compares 2 U?

And where the heck did you find that photo 5star?

5star's picture

Look up, way up, up to the Heavens ... can you see your lucky star?

Even if you bet all that you have on that star, there ain't no way I'll ever give up my source.

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John Hudson's picture

I'm trying to remember who it was who described Prince's appearance as 'like a permed sickbag'. I never really understood the comment until I saw that photograph.
_____

Sinead O'Connor ...all.

I finally got around to listening to her two most recent albums just this month, and am wondering what took me so long. VIP is extraordinary.

Chris Dean's picture


Figure 1: @5star I dare you to out purple me. You have 24 hours.

5star's picture

Get the hell out of my head! How did you even know I was even workin' on it???

Is that all you got?

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Chris Dean's picture

Purple @5star: Big Moe — Purple Stuff

Looks like summins gots sum catchin’ up 2 du.

*snap*

5star's picture

Awesome stuffs to be sure!!

Surly you're aware that I created colored bacon, purple bacon is a big part of that!
But hey, that was wayyy back in 2010. Here's a close up, try not to salivate on your ipad...

Interesting colored bacon lore... much thanks & love for my interview with AOL, colored bacon was coined rainbow bacon. And on the west coast in Cali it is also known as pride bacon ...thanks to Hilton!

:)

But that's not purple specific enough, I want to do something typographic.

More l8tr sk8tr...

n.

ps. payment in 99.999 % pure gold bars pls and thx.

Nick Shinn's picture

Sheb Wooley: Purple People Eater
I always wondered, was it purple or just looking for purple people to eat?

John Hudson's picture

Murex: the originaly princely purple.

Chris Dean's picture

@Nick. That never bothered me… until now.

Thanks.

;)

Té Rowan's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzo6Otpgj-E – Gordon Lightfoot's Canadian Railroad Trilogy.

Nick Shinn's picture

A friend just gave me some old vinyl as thanks for a bit of pro amico design, one of which was WEDNESDAY MORNING 3AM by Simon and Garfunkel.

I had never heard of it, not surprisingly as I discovered (thanks to some googling), as it was their first album, released and ignored during the British Invasion of 1964. However, it was re-released a couple of years later, after their record company had added orchestration to The Sound of Silence, and that became a huge hit—which I was familiar with.

So I went straight to that track, and yes indeed, the album I had was the ’64, with the plain voice-and-guitar-only Sound of Silence. I had long known about how Columbia had jazzed up the song with strings and drums, but had never once heard the original, until yesterday. It’s nice!

A bonus is the awesome cover design, with its friggin’ huge distressed stencil lettering (NOT a font!), and the Cinemascope shot of the boys in suits and ties on a subway platform.

5star's picture

That's awesome! The text & the jacket art seems to be totally NYC!!

Well worth a bit of pro amico design.

Love that ampersand!

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Té Rowan's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM3nozQ3i-s -- Marillion's "Heart Of Lothian", another favourite of mine and definitely not some generic fixed-bps 4/4 compo.

Té Rowan's picture

With all the sabre-rattling in N. Korea, there is only one appropriate song right now: Black Sabbath's War Pigs.

Queneau's picture

William Basinski, The Disintegration Loops

Chris Dean's picture

Quick Crew — China Concept 2013 (02:06). More of a cool dance video with an interesting back track, but I do quite like it right now. Fifty bucks says 5star does too…

5star's picture

Tac that 50 onto the sweet 100,000,000,000.00 c'monin' my way ;)

There's an awesome documentary movie of Keith Richards up on YouTube!

Keith Richards - Life (Documentary Movie) 1/6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBH9L6l2kg0

Hopefully you can navigate your way to the other parts.

I'll wager the whole $100,000,000,000,050.00 Nick Shinn is a gonna watch every single one of 'em.

n.

phrostbyte64's picture

X Minus One - Knock, A Gun for Dinosaur, Junkyard and others...

Nick Shinn's picture

I started to watch, but couldn’t stand the voiceover and cutting all over the place.
In general I detest documentaries, and would rather they show the musicians performing in long takes.
But I did like Buena Vista Social Club, Standing in the Shadows of Motown and The Future is Unwritten.

Paul Cutler's picture

I'm doing the Stones North American Tour. Fun - and hard. Using Blair ITC for most of it, looks better to me than many of the new pretenders, Sweet Sans, Aviano, Idlewild, et al. I used Tungsten Narrow Semibold for the teaser campaign. Works well LARGE on signage.
Currently listening to 4'33'' looped.

pbc

Paul Cutler's picture

I've moved on from Cageian silence to The Stanley Brothers. Love it.

pbc

Karl Stange's picture

John, this combined with the description of the 20-foot+ space around your desk over at the other place I am beginning to imagine that your office has a vaulted ceiling and would be very disappointed to discover that you do not have an organ in there as well.

5star's picture

Mash up of Soul Train and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nrlnJGvinw

Brilliant!

Most everything about Soul Train is AWESOME!

quadibloc's picture

My musical tastes can hardly compare in excitement to those of many people here; I am listening to such tunes as

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VffQceYVlxU
Germany's 1968 ESC entry, composed by Horst Jankowski (of Ein Schwarzwaldfahrt fame)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmdvzl9hcOI
A cover version of a song based on an old folk song about a farmer who lost his only cow... (not available on mobile devices)

Té Rowan's picture

http://www.pykett.org.uk/ where there are many MP3'd recordings by Mr. Pykett available to borrow. Might want to read his organ research, too.

John Hudson's picture

Lana del Rey.

blokland's picture

Trio in G major
Gottfried August Homilius (1714–1785)

On the organ of the Great or Jacobijner Church in Leeuwarden

eliason's picture

The album Days by Real Estate has been my favorite music discovery of the year so far.

blokland's picture

‘On the organ of the Great or Jacobijner Church […]’

Not a ghostly performance by Homilius himself, of course.

FEB

Sindre's picture

Bach's cello suites are absolutely perfect for type-drawing. I strongly recommend Roel Dieltiens' magnificent 2010 recording on Etcetera, on Baroque cello. (Not to be confused with his 1991 recording of the same work on Accent. No good.)

Rob O. Font's picture

Magical three hours of drawing to 2:30-2:45 of Voodoo Chile.

Doesn’t sound like a loop to me.

Té Rowan's picture

The album «Organflóra» w/ Haukur Guðlaugsson – about 2½ hours of organ music.

John Hudson's picture

Brilliant mashup:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U13xOvDa19U

WARNING : hear this once and neither song will ever be the same again.

quadibloc's picture

The soundtrack to Chariots of the Gods, also known as Errinerungen an die Zukunft.

Nick Shinn's picture

Current workout beats:

Queneau's picture

Everything I can find from The Necks. Simply brilliant stuff!!

See them live here:

http://www.moshcam.com/the-necks/metro-theatre-754.aspx#/1-metro-1

It’s all pure improvisation, no rehearsals, nothing....

eliason's picture

Queneau, that repeated bassline made me think of the Ron Carter tune "A Quick Sketch"--there's a version here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCSbDVEcJgk

Té Rowan's picture

Not just listening, but watching as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKHfSwoALYE (Kraftwerk's Trans Europa Express)

Chris Dean's picture

2 Unlimited: No Limit (3:46)

1993. “Techno” music was slowly becoming mainstream, “raves” were novel, and ecstasy was called E, not MDMA. Sorry hipsters, you didn’t discover anything new.

And for the love of god, please don’t try to bring back 90’s rave-flyer design as a thing.

thetophus's picture

90s rave-flyer design never died, it just passed out on your car's winshield after partying too hard at your local night club's ladies night.

Nick Shinn's picture

Buddy Cage, steel guitar on New Riders of the Purple Sage’ Death and Destruction (CBS Records, 1972)—channeling the spirit of an avenging angel.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnCTuKr4CEY


5star's picture

BEST GUITAR SOLO EVER!!!

The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTwsbKYaoY0

blokland's picture

The Sound of the Sea

quadibloc's picture

This video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9mIXubQmyU

starts out with Summer Samba (So einen jungen Mann), followed by Island in the Sun (So meine Sonne scheint). However, I can not remember the name of the third song in the medley, from 0:48 to 1:33.

I know that type ID requests do not belong in this forum, and thus, I suppose, song ID requests are even less so, but this is the only place music is discussed.

EDIT: It's Samba de Orfeu.

DerpDoll's picture

I love the Strokes. Don't like The White Stripes.

I love Deftones. Volumes, Toro Y Moi, Periphery, The Ghost Inside, Data Romance, Purity Ring, Mew and many many many many more..

Right now I'm listening to Periphery's Have a Blast. Before that was Heart in Hand.

And oh,I just joined here, hi.

5star's picture

Flatbush Zombies

joel81's picture

I'm listening at www.lastfm.fm radio

John Hudson's picture

My niece and her boyfriend improvising with keyboard and guitar in the next room. Sounds really good.

blokland's picture

BWV 248

(Yes I know, it’s a bit early for that …)

FEB

Té Rowan's picture

Slade – Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me (Sure, they're in it for The Noize, but sometimes I do like it loud.)

John Hudson's picture

T Bone Burnett's deliciously weird 'Palestine, Texas'

...and wondering if Chris Dean might get into John Mayer's guitar work.

5star's picture

Texan Love Song - Elton John

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RktysPeRP0

How dare you sit there and drink all our beer
Oh it's made for us workers who sweat spit and swear
The minds of our daughters are poisoned by you
With your communistic politics and them negro blues

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