The Music Thread

James Stevenson

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I recently got into Vulfpeck, thanks to a new flatmate who is pretty obsessed with them. I'd heard a few songs before, but I didn't get them until we sat down one night and watched through this whole concert:

And later, in the same sort of musician space, we found this video and I love it so much. This guy just blows our minds every time we see him play.
 
I recently picked my guitar back up after nearly a decade hiatus. So I’ve been spinning an old favorite album of mine. Polvo - Celebrate the New Dark Age. I love the whole album.


and I’ve been listening to this one on repeat lately

and aweek doesn’t go by where I don’t listen to Kendrick or Frank Ocean


 

Jason Waddell

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Back when I lived in Pittsburgh I was friends with one of the previous members of Dirty Projectors. That said, I couldn't quite get into that album with the choco-waffle cover, and traded it to a friend. I do like The Gun Has No Trigger though.
 
Back when I lived in Pittsburgh I was friends with one of the previous members of Dirty Projectors. That said, I couldn't quite get into that album with the choco-waffle cover, and traded it to a friend. I do like The Gun Has No Trigger though.
Your original post in this thread was about the projectors and is what prompted me to post since I’d been listening to that one song on repeat :D

I really enjoy Longstreth’s playful approach to song composition...they slip and slide through multiple genres in a single song, cartoonizing, warping, twisting....so fun

I’ve been a fan of there’s since I stumbled across this video nearly 15 years ago. I don’t like all of their songs but there’s usually a handful on each album

 
Have I ever plugged this song?


Edit 1: No I haven't, but it seems like I also haven't plugged one of my favorite songs ever!


Edit 2: Or this gem!


Edit 1: Nothing holds a candle to my favorite nostalgic trip into happy happy land though :D

 
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James Stevenson

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One of my favourite groups have just released two killer songs. They haven't done anything I've liked since 2012 so I'm really excited for a new album, if it sounds like this!

It's also on youtube, but only the first song, and it has some weird audio stuff in the video:
 
One of my favourite groups have just released two killer songs. They haven't done anything I've liked since 2012 so I'm really excited for a new album, if it sounds like this!
Cool, I'm going to take a listen! Queen of the Wave is sitting in my album collection, such a gem :)

Edit: These are cool!
 
I'm not really convinced people tend to listen to what gets posted in these threads, but regardless, here are some of the albums that effectively define my music taste. If you want to listen to people sing, you've come to the wrong place.

First off is the second album by CLANN, Seelie, which was produced by Seb McKinnon. Yes, that Seb McKinnon. It has a very unique soundscape that brilliantly captures the enchanting atmosphere of Seb's trademark dark fairy tale aesthetic.

Second off is Myrkur's Folkesange, which escorts you to the olden Scandinavia with a wide array of folk-inspired songs that makes my heart yearn for the romance of a simpler and more beautiful time that probably only exists in my imagination.

Leech's FBOFW is probably the most impactful album throughout my journey, as it's what transitioned me into a love for more abstract atmospheric pieces, and the Post Rock genre as a whole. Their pieces are simultaneously soothing and exhausting, and I love the relentless anticipation that builds in several of their tracks.

Finally I'm going to give a shoutout to The Cataclysm by Coldbones, which is a treat every time I listen to it. It rumbles like a volcano for 40 minutes straight with consecutively delightful tracks, before Extinct erupts and punctuates the album with a great climax.

As an aside, my Eurovision top 5 is:
1) Norway 1995 - Nocturne
2) Iceland 2019 - Hatrið Mun Sigra
3) Ireland 1996 - The Voice
4) Georgia 2010 - Shine
5) Still looking
 
As an aside, my Eurovision top 5 is:
1) Norway 1995 - Nocturne
I actually own the Dawn of a Century album by Secret Garden. It's not the one that features Nocturne, but their Eurovision performance did lead me to this album :)

Edit: So far really liking Myrkur and Leech!

Say, are you familiar with Mogwai @Mown ?


I think you will appreciate this one.
 
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I've seen the name before, and I've probably listened to some of their works. I did enjoy Mr. Beast. It's sometimes hard to keep track of the different artists though, a lot of them blend together in my head and it becomes difficult to know what I have and haven't heard before, they're not as easy to distinguish between compared to songs that actually have language.
 
0ut from out where is one of my favorite albums
here's another good amon tobin track

here's some random favorites of mine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Om6f0Mbx5w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa-XyANpPbg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mXezakULBk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiwM77YkDO8

also i make some music its sort of bad but hey if we're talking about music i might as well bring it up
https://soundcloud.com/anotak
most of my stuff is very heavily sample-based but the last 3-4 (the ones listed above ahvb) are mostly synth stuff just because i wanted to do something different. my friend over at http://www.ricedoutrecords.com was supposed to up this like months ago but hes been busy w/ a bunch of irl stuff and he hasnt uploaded any of the releases we got but yeah heres a cohesive EP if you prefer your music in that kind of dosage: http://www.mediafire.com/download/b...o+give+you+chemically+induced+convulsions.zip

i see that past a certain point the forum gives up trying to turn these into youtube tags
very cool videos, thanks for sharing
 
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