November 30, 2008

Elsiane - Hybrid (2007)


Her voice is odd. Their music is eclectic with a blend of electronic, jazz, trip-hop, and even some classical. They are a duo that hails from Canada. My friend and I get a Bjork feel sometimes. Check them out!

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November 29, 2008

The Fall Of Troy - Phantom On The Horizon (2008)



Four years in the making. This sounds just how I've always wanted it to sound.

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Sun Araw



Information about Sun Araw and his projects is sparse. I feel some of this like the last notes of Person Pitch escaping from Earth and traveling through Space Forever.

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Beach Head (2008)
The Phynx (2008)

See You Next Tuesday



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I feel 17 again. This shit is so tech, it's practically calc.

Parasite (2007)
Intervals (2008)

November 17, 2008

Recommendations

In lieu of actually posting anything new, I'd like to call your attention to some other blogs that I've been stealing from lately. There must be something wrong with me, because I just typed "bean sleeting" several times. Uh. Onward.

The following blogs are lovely, visit them. I've also listed several artists (and some specific albums) from the pages of each that I'd recommend. I haven't linked directly to the posts that contain their albums, of course, because that would require effort. And I am lazy enough to be doing this instead of writing an essay.

Sunflower Chakra Milk - (Pocahaunted - Chains; Barn Owl; Wet Hair; Natural Snow Buildings)
Ill-Formed - (Religious Knives; Christina Carter - Original Darkness; Krallice; Wavves)
Experimental Etc. - (Albert Alyer; Ornette Coleman; Eric Dolphy; Black Dice; Jackie-O Motherfucker)
Aerophones and Aeroplanes - (Raccoo-oo-oon; a whole bunch of shit, I dunno man, just found this blog yesterday.)

Disclaimer - Some of this stuff, I haven't actually listened to yet.

November 15, 2008

By The End of Tonight - The Fireworks On Ice EP (2004)


Got introduced to these guys today, really enjoy them. Good post-metal, math-rocky feel. All instrumental.

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November 13, 2008

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band - 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons




If there was a nuclear apocalypse going on at this very moment this album would be it's soundtrack. It would blare over loudspeakers, boom over radios, and be on every television channel. I would dance along without a care in the world. In case you haven't noticed, I love this album in all of it's epicness.

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November 11, 2008

Eric Copeland - Alien in a Garbage Dump (2008)

EDIT: If for some reason google or someone else brought you here, know that this is only half of the full-length that was released almost a year after I originally posted this. That album can be found HERE.



The Black Dice member's recent solo release sticks close to the formula he perfected on his previous full-length, Hermaphrodite. Who am I kidding, loolllz. Anyone who has heard Black Dice knows it's their lack of any conceivable structure that really keeps their unique brand of noise interesting. This feels like another evolution, just on schedule. Worth downloading for the last half of the title track (Stream it here) but the rest is pretty killer as well.

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Storm And Stress x2

EDIT: THESE LINKS ARE DOWN. They'll probably never go back up, because Touch And Go Records is on top of things. Same goes for Don Cab links. Sorry.

However, if you're reading this, please don't give up hope. These are my two of my favorite records of all time, and I implore you to continue your search. You won't regret it. This message has been approved by Bradford Cox.

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This band will more-than-satisfy you when you get tired of Ian Williams' other bands, Don Caballero and Battles. Ian locks his guitar in the basement and feeds it only yearning. He also sings to himself. The drums rumble freely and catastrophically but internally. Under Thunder also includes Eric Ehm, who played bass on the final Don Caballero album, American Don.

Storm and Stress (1997)

Under Thunder and Fluorescent Light (2000)

Dianogah x2



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Hey this band is pretty good they got two dudes that play bass so it's got a nice jazzy post-rock feel like old Tortoise ya dig???

Millions of Brazilians (2002)

qhnnl (2008)

Deerhunter - On Platts Eyott Island (2008)



This recent and limited cassette release was recorded on September 15. It was meant as a tribute to John Peel, or something. Like, all the studio equipment was old, and stuff. Six of the seven tracks are reworked versions of existing Deerhunter songs, including Spring Hall Convert, Backspace Century, and four from Microcastle.

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Vessels - White Fields and Open Devices (2008)



Since no adjective or metaphor is better at describing music than a comparison to another band, this is like the heavier side of Mogwai mixed with Battles. If it's safe to say that any new band today is copying things their forebears have done, and if it's also safe to say that the success of the new band is based on how well they actually execute these rehashed ideas, then Vessels is undoubtedly post-rock worth hearing.

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EDIT: THIS LINK IS DOWN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

November 07, 2008

Enon - Believo! (2000)



The debut album from NYC's Enon.

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November 03, 2008

The Specials - The Specials (1979)


The Specials are quite possibly the best ska band ever. Yeah, I said it. This is their first release, and a legendary ska masterpiece. It's upbeat and mellow. You can skank to it and you can chill to it. Every song is amazing. For real. If you have never downloaded anything I have put up here, do it now. You would be doing yourself a favor.
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November 01, 2008

HELLA


Hold Your Horse Is (2002) 320kbps


The Devil Isn't Red (2004) V0(VBR)


Chirpin' Hard/Church Gone Wild (2005) V0(VBR)


There's No 666 in Outer Space 192kpbs

All of Hella's full lengths. If you follow this blog at all I probably shouldn't need to tell you anything about this band.

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