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.
Here’s my WinAmp playlist: http://members.aol.com/kakaze/playlist.html
Some current favs: The Zombies, “Odissey And Oracle” Neil Young, “After The Gold Rush” B&S, “Dear Catastrophe Waitress” … and, The Darkness! :-)
<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”…
Plastyk Elephant. http://www.psyshop.com/shop/CDs/mbr/mbr1cd016.html hhp
Mmm, currently enjoying Tegan and Sarah.
what??? can we wake up old threads now?
two disks of Carpenters classics. sweet!
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
Various albums from Amon Tobin, and Ed Rush and optical are in high rotation here.
Tindersticks and Idlewild in heavy rotation. And a lot of Gregorian chant that I'm trying to learn.
Royksopp ( still ...)
Aphex ( still ...)
Japan ( again )
Boards of Canada ( still ...)
and a bunch of live CAN which was on bitorrent!
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
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!
Nice choice eben_sorkin, Boards of Canada are awesome, I quite like much of Aphex Twin's stuff as well.
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...
Orchestra Baobab - Specialists on all styles. Can't seem to get enough of it.
The Pernice Brothers
I saw Orchestra Baobab in Salt Lake, roballoo. They played a free festival there and their energy was contagious. Nothing else like it.
I've recently re-discovered the masterpiece that is Weezer's debut album.
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…"
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)
A.C. Newman (The Slow Wonder)
In the Twin Cities (and everywhere via streaming webcast) 89.3 The Current redeems radio.
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...
Blind Boys of Alabama
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Man or Astro Man
Reverend Horton Heat
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...
Roballoo, good choice: Orchestra Baobab are amazing.
Ask Joe about his fabulous Alanis collection, and the warm reception it always gets when it finds its way into the studio playlist.
I think I've posted in this thread already, some time ago. Oh well!
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michael buble :: feeling good
cassandra wilson :: harvest moon
A.D.F., Blade, Breakbeat Era ( Thanks, Yves :), Buelent, Interpol, Kings of Leon, Kosheen, Lamb, Mardi Gras.BB, Morcheeba, Various DJs
Last purchased or digitized songs/albums from early january (last month update).
PS. first post on this new redesigned forum! Great new design. Congratulations.
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.
At this very moment: Super Discount
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!
I intend to inflict some of these tracks on my co-workershttp://prewarblues.org/
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
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)
www.nebadje.org/sound/tracks/arctic96.mp3 [12.4 Mb]
www.nebadje.org/sound/tracks/kernfusion.mp3 [12.1 Mb]
www.nebadje.org/sound/tracks/Ladung.mp3 [7.4 Mb]
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? :/
Too much yoga. He's too relaxed.
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.
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.
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
Momus, Pet Shop Boys and the high-velocity flying roast beef that is Rammstein.
That Roots Manuva album is FANTASTIC. I love it a lot.
There's another Catholic typographer names John who is a Momus fan? What are the odds?
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.
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.
I am currently listening to Boards of Canada - Turqoise Hexagon Sun.
Next up is a piano sonata by Mozart.
Lately I've been addicted to Russian Orthodox choral music, as well as Mass in B Minor by Bach…