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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.)

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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.

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Carissa's Wierd - Silently Leaving the Room

Gloriously beautiful Sadcore.

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King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Your Own Spell

Some gorgeous, gorgeous folk.

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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...

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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".

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

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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.

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@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.

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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.

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

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

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

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@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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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....

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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.

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

hhp

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

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

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

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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! ;-)

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pretty fly for a white guy.

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

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

hhp

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

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Sorry, I meant œðel!

hhp

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

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

hhp

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Fela Kuti

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The soundtrack to Hal Hartley's Amateur.

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Opeth.

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Ella Fitzgerald – Blue Skies.

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Wooden Shjips.

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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

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

Any more "ambient drone" lovers amongst the typophiles?

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I listen to 4' 33". Again.

pbc

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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

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hear hear

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

pbc

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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.

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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