Whatcha Been Listening To?

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Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by ratsoalbion » September 18th, 2012, 10:47 am

A.K.A. The C&R (non-videogames) music thread.

I'm at work right now so I can't post a yootoob vid, but according to my indie muso chums at neonfiller.com, the new one from David Byrne & St. Vincent is potential album of the year material.

The most recent gig I went to see was the incredible, tragi-comic Mark Eitzel doing an intimate set in Hove. Prior to that it was an astonishing set from the legendary Afghan Whigs at the beautiful Koko in Camden.

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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by The Sonic Mole » September 18th, 2012, 7:28 pm

Really into World Music by Goat at the moment. It has a great sound reminiscent of various 70s Afro scenes. Definitely one of my picks of 2012.


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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by General Aquila » September 19th, 2012, 4:45 pm

Really love The XX new album Coexsist, it's not a massive change from their first but there is enough to make it interesting.


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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by Alex79uk » September 22nd, 2012, 5:26 pm

Nine Inch Nails (or indeed anything Reznor touches) is never far from my iPod, but I've been listening to a lot of Emperor the last few days. Their later, more progressive stuff.

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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by PressEscToExit » September 22nd, 2012, 10:15 pm

I recently went back to Sigur Ros's () and I've had it on heavy rotation since.
Wizard Of Odd wrote:I've been listening to a lot of Emperor the last few days. Their later, more progressive stuff.
Are you a fan of any of Ihsahn's solo stuff? After was my favourite album of 2010.

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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by Alex79uk » September 23rd, 2012, 11:25 am

I haven't heard that. I must admit black metal isn't a genre I know that much about but from time to time I'll go through a phase of listening to nothing but. I've dug out a load of old Darkthrone and Bathory albums this weekend. I'll definitely have a listen to that one you mentioned though if it's good.

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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by Alex79uk » September 23rd, 2012, 11:28 am

Just had a really quick flick through it on Spotify, it sounds awesome! Loving that saxophone on the second track haha. Definitely going to be investing some time in this later.

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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by TomFum » September 23rd, 2012, 4:35 pm

Im loving this tune atm, proper harps back to the old garage days. Amazing track


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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by PressEscToExit » September 23rd, 2012, 5:24 pm

Wizard Of Odd wrote:Just had a really quick flick through it on Spotify, it sounds awesome! Loving that saxophone on the second track haha. Definitely going to be investing some time in this later.
Haha yeah that's the first time I've heard a sax used like that. Really fun and novel in that track. He uses it more melodically later into the album too, lovely unique sound. Really interesting how a lot of veteran black metal folks from the 90s have moved towards that proggy style while still staying bleak as hell. Enslaved's recent output is well worth checking out too, especially Axioma Ethica Odini.

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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by mik » September 25th, 2012, 1:09 am

General Aquila wrote:Really love The XX new album Coexsist, it's not a massive change from their first but there is enough to make it interesting.
YES! They're rapidly becoming my favorite band.

Also really enjoying the latest albums from The Avett Brothers and Aimee Mann. 2012 has been a great year for the music I love.

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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by mik » September 25th, 2012, 1:09 am

ratsoalbion wrote:the new one from David Byrne & St. Vincent is potential album of the year material.
DOUBLE YES! It's wonderful.

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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by The Sonic Mole » September 25th, 2012, 8:46 am

Over the last couple of days I've been listening to one of my favourite bands of the last five years, Menace Ruine. They're probably my favourite post-black metal outfit. Well, them and Sleeping Peonies.


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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by PressEscToExit » September 25th, 2012, 5:22 pm

The Sonic Mole wrote:Over the last couple of days I've been listening to one of my favourite bands of the last five years, Menace Ruine. They're probably my favourite post-black metal outfit
Had a quick run through Cult of Ruins and The Die Is Cast just there (clearly not the ideal way to listen to them, I realise), plus some miscellaneous songs on youtube. Really lovely/nasty stuff, very much enjoyed. Big fan of those clean vocals.

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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by Dante Fireseed » September 26th, 2012, 10:07 am

they arn't new releases but in the last few days i've discovered a couple of new bands i really like, pure reason revolution, slightly electronic prog and PG.Lost an excellent post-rock outfit, similar to jesu/isis.

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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by TomFum » September 29th, 2012, 10:48 pm

Im proper loving this remix at the moment, the man Calibre cannot do wrong at the moment. The original version is quite nice as well but have a listen.


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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by Toffer » October 4th, 2012, 8:02 am

One of my top five bands, Billy Talent, recently released a new album. It's probably their best stuff.

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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by Guy_JD » October 5th, 2012, 11:05 am

I'm loving this at the moment, it does go a little Dubsteppy at times and I know that's not everyone's cuppa but it's worth checking it out for the video alone

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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by PressEscToExit » October 5th, 2012, 1:15 pm

Awesome video! Love the idea of minced Subbuteo men ^^

I've had Devin Townsend on all day. Pretty sure "Numbered!" (0:22 - 5:16) is the perfect heavy metal pop song. It's exactly what I needed today :)


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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by The Sonic Mole » October 11th, 2012, 6:48 am

One of my favourite sub-sub genres is True Sheffield Black Psychedelia. This Frequency Thirteen compilation is a great place to start. I've had it on in the car this morning.

http://frequencythirteen.bandcamp.com/t ... hered-hand

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Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Post by MarkyG » October 15th, 2012, 6:07 pm

This sounds a lot like if The National were to change their name to NO but I like it anyway


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