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TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:55 am 
 

For posting and discussing music you've acquired lately, of the non-metallic variety. Pictures are always great, unfortunately I can't post any right now.

Alas:

Brightblack Morning Light - s/t
(Amazing, as good as Motion to Rejoin, not as mind-bending as Library of Sands. Ultimate chill-out, down-tempo, freak-folk mixed with blues. 9/10)

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra - Born into Trouble..
(Somber and sad as hell but glorious. 7.5/10)

Swans - The Burning World
(Woah, Swans go soft. Still heavily orchestrated and high-tension but aesthetically very lovely and lush. 8/10. God damn the sun is one of my new favorite Swans tunes. This is like their 'Damnation' or 'Nebraska' album if you will.)

Scott Walker - The Drift
(Dark, heavy, chaotic. Masterful stuff here. Sounds like If David Lynch was a virtuoso musician. 10/10)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:17 pm 
 

A metal one mixed in with two non's, as this pic was for the thread in metal discussion.

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Electric Sun - Earthquake
Electric Sun - Fire Wind

Electric Sun is the band Uli Jon Roth formed after leaving the Scorpions in the late 70s. These are the first two out of three albums he did under this name. They're not bad, but I definitely prefer his work with the Scorpions.

Question to the mods: Is it ok to post non-metal posts in both this thread and the thread in Metal Discussion?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:19 pm 
 

Cool stuff! The Drift is a favorite of mine, despite being a very hard and often terrifying listen
Also that Swans one is one my least favourite records by them.. but i still agree with the score, that band still rules supreme even at his low points!

Recently i bought my three rock highlights of the year:

Marriages - Salome

Stunningly impressive female fronted post-rock: i liked the fact that unlike a lot of bands in this genre this disc it's not really a laid back journey, but it interwovens constantly the ethereal vocals and the great riffs

Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss

my current favorite from her: I liked this even more than the really good Pain is Beauty and Apokalypsis.. I was really surprised about how dark and mystical the preview tracks sounded, and now that i am listening the full album i'm glad to say that i'm not disappointed! Great, great stuff.

Killing joke - Pylon

Probably my favorite album of the year, surpassing even the hugely strong In Times. I'm not lying: to me this is the culmination of their legendary career, taking the best from all the sounds they experimented with to deliver tunes that i'm not going to forget.
Just one listen to tracks like "Euphoria" and "New Jerusalem" and i was sold..
Even if i'm emotionally more attached to the earlier albums, this is growing on me even stronger than them!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:38 pm 
 

Necronomicon - Tips zur Selbstmord

Some sweet Krautrock/prog rock from 1972. Halfway between fun and morose, unlike the album title, a bit clumsy at times, but gets back on track quickly. Love the guitar fuzz in this.
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Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

Really cool, eclectic pop/indie rock stuff...sweet, catchy melodies and imaginative, charming soundscapes. Pretty excellent and it's still growing on me. Can't wait to hear the debut.
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TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:59 pm 
 

DMA - nice Electric Sun nabs, Zulu Jon is a hero.

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DoomMetalAlchemist
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:07 pm 
 

TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah wrote:
DMA - nice Electric Sun nabs, Zulu Jon is a hero.


Thanks, got them brand new, for a good price. Grooves Inc had them for less than $13.00 a piece.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:18 pm 
 

Scott Walker and Wolf Parade A+++

Abyss is really good too.

I just bought the SUPER deluxe cassette edition (as well as the vinyl) of Frozen Niagara Falls by Prurient (aka, my daddy).
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:15 pm 
 

These were all picked up in the last week:

Hawkwind - Hawkwind LP
Definitely not the band's best, and before Lemmy joined in on the fun, but nonetheless a quite solid outing. The space-y aspects of the band's sound are already starting to solidify here and it's interesting to hear the band at their infancy.

Faust - Faust IV LP

A krautrock masterpiece. I absolutely love how the more experimental and at times noisy aspects of the band's sound melds with the poppy conventional material. This one is really colorful.

Agitation Free - 2nd LP

Another Krautrock favorite of mine. the album meanders along and always manages to transport me into an imaginative surreal exotic realm. The pieces here tend to slowly unwind and the world music aspects breathe life into the compositions that they are present on.

Sun Ra - The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Vol. 1 LP

I've been slowly grabbing every and anything that I can find by Sun Ra on vinyl. This one is very loose and filled with jagged and at times jarring free jazz. Every now and again a track will lock into a rare melody, but ultimately unravels itself again. The way the musicians play off of each other keeps me entertained for the entirety of the record and with each listen I tend to realize and understand another layer of what is going on in how the music is presented.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:53 pm 
 

TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah wrote:

Swans - The Burning World
(Woah, Swans go soft. Still heavily orchestrated and high-tension but aesthetically very lovely and lush. 8/10. God damn the sun is one of my new favorite Swans tunes. This is like their 'Damnation' or 'Nebraska' album if you will.)


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Surprised you commented as if it were a shock. Burning world is from like 89 - there were 3 albums in the same vein (white light from the mouth of infinity, love of life & the great annihilator) after that, as well as the World of Skin side project which sounded similar. Do people really only know the more abrasive early stuff?

Anyway, on a related note, I picked up the long-out-of-print SWANS box set containing white Light & Love of Life. Damn thing used to sell for $300, glad they finally reissued it.

also picked up Rose McDowall - "Cut with the cake knife". Interesting for Strawberry Switchblade fans as well as those interested in the stuff she went on to do with Death in June, Coil, Boyd Rice etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:12 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

Really cool, eclectic pop/indie rock stuff...sweet, catchy melodies and imaginative, charming soundscapes. Pretty excellent and it's still growing on me. Can't wait to hear the debut.

Sweeeeet, their 3 albums are all excellent but that's probably my least favorite. Apologies to the Queen Mary is an absolute gem and one of the best indie albums ever.

I got mostly non metal albums with my Christmas money this year as my current metal taste is hard to find in stores and I didn't want to order online.
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Pierre Lapointe - Punkt
Ponctuation - La réalité nous suffit
Rush - Test for Echo
Velvet Underground & Nico

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Living Colour - Time's Up tape

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TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:46 am 
 

Some awesome stuff in here.

Scorntyrant - I'm a newbie to Swans, I just got into them a few years ago with The Seer and To Be Kind pulled me in even further. The Burning World is the only other album I've heard by them, and I've yet to check out Gira's other projects.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:15 am 
 

TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah wrote:
Some awesome stuff in here.

Scorntyrant - I'm a newbie to Swans, I just got into them a few years ago with The Seer and To Be Kind pulled me in even further. The Burning World is the only other album I've heard by them, and I've yet to check out Gira's other projects.


Ah, man, you're in for a real treat then! I didnt mean to come off critical at all - I spend a lot of time with local sludge dudes and while we all rate SWANS really highly, for them it's all about Filth/Cop etc and for me it's that mid period of weird psychedelic music. I got into them around 96 or 97, right when they broke up, and even back then they were pretty well respected among the Death and Black metal crowd I ran with.They really are one of my favorite acts of all time - I have a bunch of signed/framed tour posters in my house, had the great pleasure of meeting Michael and drinking some whiskey with him a few years ago, and hopefully going to be doing an interview with him prior to the Australian solo tour.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:03 am 
 

That's super cool you met Michael and got to drink with him. He seems like one intense, scary ass motherfucker. I'm sure it was an interesting round!

I plan to hear more Swans material soon. You've got to set aside an entire evening for one of their albums. I try not to interact with people after hearing that stuff. I tend to come off a little bonkers.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:57 am 
 

Metantoine wrote:
Empyreal wrote:
Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

Really cool, eclectic pop/indie rock stuff...sweet, catchy melodies and imaginative, charming soundscapes. Pretty excellent and it's still growing on me. Can't wait to hear the debut.

Sweeeeet, their 3 albums are all excellent but that's probably my least favorite. Apologies to the Queen Mary is an absolute gem and one of the best indie albums ever.


I didn't know they had three albums. :lol: I thought they just had a bunch of EPs and compilations otherwise.

That Velvet Underground is interesting. Bought it a year ago and I've only played it a few times - but it's really odd, unique stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:35 am 
 

The Velvet Underground and Nico is a one of a kind record. They can make the sweetest, softest tune still sound morbid somehow. White Light / White Heat is their crowning glory though. Great Tull album you picked too, Heavy Horses is great from start to finish.

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station CD
Picked up a used copy of this for cheap today, as it's one of the only holes left in my Captain Beefheart studio album collection. Out of all of Don Van Vliet's output, this one is probably his most scathing and dark. Everything feels very dry and abrasive and the usual playfulness found in his other albums, while still present, feels minimized. At the same time, The weirdness here takes a more accessible form. In general this might be the best starting place for a new fan after Safe as Milk.
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Oooh, Doomicus, muh man! I really dig those crazy grooves you got hold of. Beefheart (I like Lick My Decals Off, Baby most) , Agitation Free, Faust, Sun Ra...
You got Can's Ege Bamyasi or Tago Mago? Sun Ra's Other Planes Of There, Magic City or Atlantis? Those are friggin' rad too.
I just got Steve Lacy's Dreams and Marion Brown's Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun. Not a mega-professional looking photo, but these platters are sheer genius.

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TripeOverload wrote:
Oooh, Doomicus, muh man! I really dig those crazy grooves you got hold of. Beefheart (I like Lick My Decals Off, Baby most) , Agitation Free, Faust, Sun Ra...
You got Can's Ege Bamyasi or Tago Mago? Sun Ra's Other Planes Of There, Magic City or Atlantis? Those are friggin' rad too.


I do have those two Can albums. They never released a bad record in my opinion. As for Sun Ra, I have Magic City and Atlantis on CD (plan to pick them up on vinyl when I come across them). I haven't heard and do not own Other Planes of There, but it sounds like I need to.
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This is the Last non-Metal Album i got. Flowers and Vegetables a collection of Unreleased Pink Floyd Sudio Session Recordings and BBC Session Recordings.The Vinyl is green Transparent
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:52 pm 
 

Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds LP
Not this multi-instrumentalist's best, but a pleasing listen nonetheless. The bleeding in of eastern influence upon melodies and instrumentations makes for a constrained and delicate approach to composition that slowly unfolds on the ears.

Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder CD
This album holds a pretty unique historical importance due to its release and title track being a break out success for the Blue Note label and ultimately propelled the label to new heights. I've always loved Joe Henderson, and his inclusion into the line up elevates many of the compositions. The stand out here, besides the title track, is "Totem Pole".

Hank Mobley - Hank Mobley Quintet CD

This is one of my favorite jazz albums of all time. with Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Art Farmer, and Doug Watkins on board it's hard not for the musicianship to be stellar, and their interactions between each other is highly infectious as well as fluid. There is a pretty prominent warmth to this quintet that sucks me in with each nuanced track.
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Picked up a few yesterday:

The Doors - In Concert. Thus ends a 25 year search! Was nice and cheap too :)

2Pac - Best of Part II: Life. I normally don't go for "best of" discs but this one is full of non-album tracks, great stuff.

David Bowie - Let's Dance. Yes, I'm a necrophiliac trendwhore. I've always been a casual Bowie fan, having picked up the 2-disc singles collection a while ago and leaving it at that. But I only just realised that Stevie Ray Vaughan played guitar on this so I had to purchase it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:35 pm 
 

Let's Dance is a good one. SRV all over that record tearing shit down. Cat People.

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The White Stripes - Elephant

Brilliant bluesy garage rock. Loving it.
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Miles Davis - Young Man With A Horn 10''
A man that certainly needs no introduction, this 10" was originally released in 1952 and was recorded while Miles was in the midst of heroin addiction. The cuts on this record are rather standard fair as far as jazz goes, but it's still fun to listen to Miles Davis in his early days. This line up also is comprised of Jay Jay Johnson and Jackie McLean, so the playing is solid as a rock.

Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk CD
Byrd has without a doubt a killer tone (and one of my favorites) and his use of muted trumpet always adds something special to a composition. I especially dig the rhythm section on this album as it really gives everything a solid backbone with splashes of vivid color. Duke Pearson's writing contributions also bring a lot to the table here.
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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

From Her to Eternity
Tender Prey
The Good Son
Henry's Dream
Let Love In
Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

Porcupine Tree - In Absentia

I actually bought 'In Absentia' on CD in 2004, and I didn't really like it back then. Based on the hype it was receiving, I was expecting it to sound way more like Opeth; I'd never heard PT before. I've since lost this CD, unfortunately, because over the years I've given the band more of a chance, and they've grown on me a lot. So the other night I downloaded 'In Absentia' and listened to all of it, and now I love it. 'Heartattack in a Layby', a song which I've loved for a few years now, is still my favorite, but the whole thing is damn good.

As far as the Nick Cave albums go, I haven't listened to 'From Her to Eternity' or 'Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!' all the way through yet. Neither of them is doing much for me. 'Henry's Dream' needs time to grow. 'Tender Prey', 'The Good Son', and 'Let Love In' range from very good to excellent, with 'The Good Son' being my favorite, with 'Let Love In' coming in second. Mellow Nick does more for me than wild, loud Nick, I guess.
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I've been buying up a lot of non-metal stuff because a local record store chain went bankrupt and sold off all their remaining stock at ridiculous prices.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - I'm In Your Mind Fuzz
Great and fuzzy garage-surf-rock. They've been getting pretty big recently, and with good reason. Some pretty good songwriting and riffing on here.

DJ Shadow - Reconstructed
I've been on somewhat of a trip hop binge recently, and DJ Shadow just presses all the right buttons. This is a compilation album, so I've got some of the tracks already, but it's great for just putting on and chilling for a bit.

Mogwai - Rave Tapes
The only Mogwai album I ever really liked. I love the simple electronic stuff against the noisy backdrop.

Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer
Gonjasufi - The Caliph's Tea Party
Getting on my lo-fi. Gonjasufi refuses to be put into boxes, and that's his appeal. Some nice trippy, garagey albums for sure.

Brian Reitzell - Watch Dogs OST (vinyl)
Bought this on a whim. Didn't like the game all that much and couldn't really remember the soundtrack all that well, but 7½ USD for an Invada Records release? I'm buying that shit. Pretty good atmospheric electronica with nice drive.

Sinkane - Mean Love (vinyl)
A real gem if you ask me. Sinkane has worked with other musicians before, but this is in my ears his crowning piece. Brilliant compositions of modern funk and soul with a little extra. The sound engineering in itself is astounding.

Daughn Gibson - Me Moan (vinyl)
This one was really cheap as well, but it's a great album. I've never heard anything other than this from DG, but his style seems pretty unique. Nice blend of old and new bluesy country folky vibes.

Analog Roland Orchestra - Home (vinyl)
Strange simplistic electronica. It's like if Kraftwerk did drugs and decided that their music was boring.

Captain Sinbad - Seven Voyages (vinyl)
What can I say, I need some chill reggae in my collection. Most reggae I find boring, but Captain Sinbad has a nice groove to it.

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (vinyl)
A classic piece. It shouldn't need an introduction.

Spock's Beard - Brief Nocturnes (vinyl)
One of my favourite modern prog rock albums. Packed with awesome compositions and memorable tracks. Pretty good sound as well.

Den Sorte Skole - Indians & Cowboys (vinyl)
Danish DJ duo specialising in sampling. On this new album they've created songs made completely with samples from hundreds of records into something completely new and fresh. The craftsmanship is compelling and incredible to say the least.
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COIL - Queens of the circulating library (LP)
SWANS - Greed (LP)
SWANS - A Screw (LP)
Killing Joke - Beyond the gate (LP)
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Howlin' Wolf - s/t and Moanin' in the Moonlight (two for one)

Getting in touch with some blues. I like so much modern stuff with blues in it that I figured it was time.
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Empyreal wrote:
Howlin' Wolf - s/t and Moanin' in the Moonlight (two for one)

Getting in touch with some blues. I like so much modern stuff with blues in it that I figured it was time.


Great disc. I got that for my dad as a gift a few years ago and this really old black dude saw it in my dad's car when he was on a job (works construction). He said something along the lines of "I didn't know any white boys listened to Wolf!" and my dad said that his son got it for him. I guess the guy got real quiet and discreetly asked "Is your son black?" :lol:

some stuff I've picked up recently:
Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball
Blondie - Parallel Lines
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook - Night Song
The Miles Davis Quintet - Cookin'
The Velvet Underground - White Light / White Heat
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Empyreal wrote:
Howlin' Wolf - s/t and Moanin' in the Moonlight (two for one)

Getting in touch with some blues. I like so much modern stuff with blues in it that I figured it was time.


Great choice indeed! His singing is extraordinary: i love his ability to pull off the unexpected falsettos in a really smooth way

Bohren & the club of gore - Sunset Mission

Work is forcing me to spend half of my week in the "big city" at night, so i'm searching for music that fits the mood to listen during my return at home..
This album was practically made for this job!

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Yeah, he sounds great - just larger than life. And the guitar playing is obviously superlative. It's fascinating to think this was considered dangerous back then. Brilliant music by any stretch though.
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Howlin' Wolf is fantastic. Love his stuff and have done since I was a little kid. Don't know what that dude meant though as he's one of the most highly regarded blues musicians in circles outside of blues itself. Loads of rock bands have covered his songs, lemmy sites him as a major influence, etc. My dad and his sister were both into his music and thats' how I got introduced to him at age six or so. Never left any of that stuff behind. Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, john Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim, Big Mama Thornton...the real heart of the blues.

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Jim Sullivan: U.F.O.

Kind of reminds me of Roky Erickson in its eccentricity and lyrical subject matter. This guy wandered into the desert sometime after this album was made and was never seen again. This would have been 1970 or so. It's pretty cool stuff, with catchy vocal melodies and acoustic guitar, with some string arrangements slathered over top in a not-always-subtle way (apparently the producer was responsible for this). perfect music to listen to as you dream of being taken away by forever by alien saviours.

The Sound: From the lion's Mouth

Amazing stuff recommended to me by someone from this very board. I feel like this has been missing from my life and I'm so happy to have found it. Guess you could lump them in with that whole 80s "post punk" aesthetic. They have those simple beats that make you want to jump up and down, expressive and emotional singing and sometimes obtuse, strange guitarwork that manages to be memorable entirely despite itself. Bass lines are really strong too. I absolutely love it.

Lalo Schiffrin: Dirty Harry soundtrack

I'm not one of those people who goes nuts for owning film scores generally, but these funky 70s ones are the best, no doubt about it. Lalo delivers here one of the coolest soundtracks ever. I could do without the "do I feel lucky?" speech at the beginning as i always thought it was a bit cheesy, but then, crank that shit up high. What's neat is that there's more than just funky grooves on here, but a lot of menacing woodwinds and almost industrial type sounds as well. he'll do oddly disquieting things from time to time like have the tempo shifting gradually up and down during the course of a piece of music. it really reflects well the kind of tension and madness depicted in the movie, but works well as an imaginative suite of music all by itself. This also includes the Magnum Force music, which is just as intense and maybe a little on the jazzier side generally.
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Abominatrix wrote:
Howlin' Wolf is fantastic. Love his stuff and have done since I was a little kid. Don't know what that dude meant though as he's one of the most highly regarded blues musicians in circles outside of blues itself. Loads of rock bands have covered his songs, lemmy sites him as a major influence, etc. My dad and his sister were both into his music and thats' how I got introduced to him at age six or so. Never left any of that stuff behind. Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, john Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim, Big Mama Thornton...the real heart of the blues.


Yeah, it does have that kind of feel, like it's timeless - not a surprise really, though. It's just pure soulful guitar licks and vocals belted out with attitude. Just bleeding with emotion and raw old power. I'm glad I got it.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:32 pm 
 

Abom:

I love UFO. Found out about it not too long ago and it definitely has a quirky vibe but I genuinely like a lot of the songs, especially Rosy and the second track. Too bad Sullivan didn't release more stuff before the Tall Men nabbed him.

Grabbed:

The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits
This was talked up to me by a friend to be some kind of revelation and it is definitely nice I can't say it's totally grabbed me on the first few spins.

Los Jaivas - Alturas de Macchu Picchu
Quality prog-folk from the 70s. Good tunes and catchy as hell.

Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?
My new favorite experimental/noise/drone act. Extremely beautiful with many euphoric moments. Heavenly keyboard wizardry and soothing, subtly exhilarating background noise - all topped off with some tasty licks on a echo-drenched Les Paul. The sonic equivalent of absinthe.

Moon and the Nightspirit - Rego Rejtem
Woah this is incredible - night side acoustic pagan folk that can at once hypnotize you with beauty and get a party STARTED.

Splinterskin - Wayward Souls
Listen to this if you think music can't give you nightmares and don't say I didn't warn you.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:02 pm 
 

Recently I've been enjoying a lot of Tom Waits, next albums on my buying list are Closing Time, Heart of a Saturday Night & Blue Valentine(isn't it the season for it ? :P). Sorry but I couldn't take pictures...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:55 pm 
 

Morn Of Solace wrote:
Great choice indeed! His singing is extraordinary: i love his ability to pull off the unexpected falsettos in a really smooth way

Bohren & the club of gore - Sunset Mission

Work is forcing me to spend half of my week in the "big city" at night, so i'm searching for music that fits the mood to listen during my return at home..
This album was practically made for this job!


Great album, but you must have some deep pockets! Last time I looked the LP was fetching a couple of hundred.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:12 pm 
 

Ahaha! Not really, it's just a simple digipack bought for ten euros! The LP one would hurt my bank account and would be problematic to fit in my car stereo! ;)

By the way cheers to the guy who discovered Waits: Rain Dogs and Swordfishtrombones are some of the best things that music has to offer! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:19 pm 
 

Morn Of Solace wrote:

By the way cheers to the guy who discovered Waits: Rain Dogs and Swordfishtrombones are some of the best things that music has to offer! :)


Here here. Though if I had to pick a favorite Waits album I'd go Mule Variations.

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