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Slothrop
08-08-2010, 08:31 PM
So yeah, it's struck me recently that I've become sufficiently wrapped up in all this techno techno techno stuff that, apart from folk and classical, its been ages since I actually listened to any new music that works with songs, 'real' instruments and a reasonably conventional idea of live performance...

What are people into at the moment? Is there anything good that I'm missing?

Dr Awesome
08-08-2010, 08:40 PM
Somewhat "electronic" but Trent Reznor's new project How To Destroy Angels (http://www.howtodestroyangels.com/) is quite cool.

Free 6 Track EP if you follow that link.

Benny B
08-08-2010, 09:15 PM
I've been in the same situation as you. This is the only thing I can recommend really: http://itsgettingboringbythesea.blogspot.com/2010/06/stream-ariel-pinks-haunted-graffiti.html

Leo
08-08-2010, 09:51 PM
- last couple of albums by french band turzi
- new one by k-x-p on smalltown supersound
- health - get color (not that new but pretty good)
- richard youngs - beyond the valley of the ultrahits (a pop album!)
...and looking forward to be upcoming second album from grinderman

Mr. Tea
08-08-2010, 10:13 PM
Somewhat "electronic" but Trent Reznor's new project How To Destroy Angels (http://www.howtodestroyangels.com/) is quite cool.

Free 6 Track EP if you follow that link.

This will stick in my mind as The Day Trent Reznor Got Props On Dissensus. :D

benjybars
08-08-2010, 11:50 PM
Nitkowski

not really much singing. some shouting. fucking good noise tho.

Dr Awesome
09-08-2010, 07:15 AM
This will stick in my mind as The Day Trent Reznor Got Props On Dissensus. :D

Is there something I should know?
I'm not the worlds greatest NIN fan (30 something, desperately trying to be edgy and still with it, whatever), but think most of his work his stuff is alright.

audiofelch
09-08-2010, 09:04 AM
Nitkowski

not really much singing. some shouting. fucking good noise tho.


amazing live too!

Mr. Tea
09-08-2010, 09:11 AM
Is there something I should know?
I'm not the worlds greatest NIN fan (30 something, desperately trying to be edgy and still with it, whatever), but think most of his work his stuff is alright.

Oh, I'm not dissing him per se - I still reckon the first NIN album is good fun in a cheesy sort of way, and the Quake soundtrack is a very solid piece of ambient industrial - he's just not the sort of artist you see people talking about on here very often.

benjybars
09-08-2010, 10:19 AM
amazing live too!

yep. they're brutal!

continuum
09-08-2010, 04:27 PM
Nitkowski

not really much singing. some shouting. fucking good noise tho.

agree they are great live. the drummer is mental

continuum
09-08-2010, 04:53 PM
A mate of mine puts on gigs in Oxford for these experimental noise bands like Nitkowski. Another good band I saw recently at one of these events are Shield Your Eyes > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBo83HZSkIo

Slothrop
09-08-2010, 05:28 PM
- richard youngs - beyond the valley of the ultrahits (a pop album!)
I've been meaning to check some of his stuff for a while, actually. What else has he done recently that's worth picking up?

Also, I quite like the way 'Ultrahits' seems to be on LP but with free vouchers to get the MP3s - quite a nice way of handling the irrationally like vinyl / rationally get more use from digital dilemma.

connect_icut
09-08-2010, 06:48 PM
Wait... Ultrahits has come out on vinyl???? I thought it was just a CDR. I'm a huge Youngs fan. My faves are May, Airs of the Ear and The Naive Shaman.

This previous thread may be helpful in the search for good "proper" music:

http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?10405-Indie-Renaissance&highlight=indie+renaissance

benjybars
09-08-2010, 08:51 PM
agree they are great live. the drummer is mental

yeah Nitkowski's drummer is insanely good.

Shield Your Eyes are also good.

The guys from Nitkowski put on really good monthly(ish) parties called Spatchcock.
Next one is end of august. they always have lots of good weird shit there.

alec.tron
10-08-2010, 09:48 AM
funny. I always get the (same) feeling I might miss something interesting in the whole indie/traditional-band/guitar world... but then when I look all seems bland and highly sub-niched with just nuances of differencies between most bands... so yea, recommendations please~

here's some old & new doing their own little thing with a more band-y approach that might be easily overlooked.

no voice but: guitars n drums n bass n techno ?
Elektro Guzzi
http://vimeo.com/8308120
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUtE6J1ONbY

also very berlinian.
Hey-O-Hansen
new-ish.
http://vimeo.com/11560096
old-ish
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuL34AUmYEE
can't find 4 Saisons nor L'elephant Cruel which I like most from about a decade back...

And some noise & grunting I found highly entertaining for ~5 minutes.
Quest For Blood (japanese deathmetal with manic flute player...)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nLCkDVtt7Y

c.

alec.tron
10-08-2010, 10:08 AM
why do something always come tpo mind when you hit submit.

Something from these neck of the woods & criminally underrated imo.
Olmecha Supreme
http://olmechasupreme.bandcamp.com/track/word-of-god
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIZEbeHD10o&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MYzd1CN2JA
also worth noting. the huge dude holds the world record in non-stop beatboxing & is a general legend around here.

c.

Dr Awesome
10-08-2010, 11:17 AM
Finally getting to grips with the new Dead Weather album too, more cohesive now that I'm listening to it the correct way around.

Any fans around these parts?

malcolm
10-08-2010, 11:25 AM
i can't say i actively search non dance music,, there is still albums i listen to from when i was younger.

my contribution to this thread is a band called Beach House -Teen Dream, afaik it was released in 2009 but it's quite good. shoegaze type music.

IdleRich
10-08-2010, 12:02 PM
"new one by k-x-p on smalltown supersound"
I keep reading about this band, got a link for them? Think they are some of the guys who were in OP:L Bastards if I remember correctly, they were pretty good fun.

straight
10-08-2010, 12:11 PM
Last six organs of admittance album is great, best in ages. Also check out his rangda collab with chris corsano (who hammered cafe oto the other week) and richard bishop, bluesy noisy bangers

rubberdingyrapids
10-08-2010, 12:15 PM
the ariel pink album before today is worth checking out.

zhao
10-08-2010, 09:27 PM
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NOME DE MAR by Maria Ana Bobone is in large Fado album but it leads the singer to the territories of baroque, traditional Portuguese music and beautiful themes by Ricardo Rocha. The most amazing and charming is that the beautiful voice of Maria Ana Bobone moves easily over these various areas. In turn, the genius of Ricardo Rocha is well marked in the instrumental version of Canção de Alcipe. Of course, Ricardo Rocha shines here on guitar Portuguese (to hear him is always a privilege).

http://static.boomkat.com/images/128856/333.jpg

‘Segu Blue’ is the first solo album by Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate. Bassekou is one of the true masters of the ngoni, an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa, and he has collaborated with many musicians in and outside of Mali: He played in the Symmetric trio alongside Toumani Diabate (kora) and Keletigui Diabate (balafon). He was part of Taj Mahal’s and Toumani Diabate’s ‘Kulanjan’ project, as well as being one of the key musicians on Ali Farka Toure’s posthumous album ‘Savane’ which was released July 2006. Most recently, he toured with Ali Farka Toure leaving a lasting impression on the audience as the band’s solo ngoni player.

michael
10-08-2010, 09:47 PM
I keep reading about this band, got a link for them? Think they are some of the guys who were in OP:L Bastards if I remember correctly, they were pretty good fun.

http://rcrdlbl.com/2010/06/02/download_k_x_p_18_hours_of_love_

http://soundcloud.com/k-x-p

http://www.myspace.com/kxpkxpkxp

etc.

I don't really care for them... I do like Drivan, this soft and forgettable shit from Kim Hiorthoy's new band, on the same label. :D

http://soundcloud.com/smalltownsupersound/drivan-kampa

Leo
11-08-2010, 01:32 AM
http://rcrdlbl.com/2010/06/02/download_k_x_p_18_hours_of_love_
I don't really care for them...

that track "18 hours of love" is entirely different than everything else on the album -- the only "rock" beat on the thing -- and not as good as the rest. i don't mean to go overboard in praising them, but it's a cool record.

continuum
11-08-2010, 04:44 PM
yeah Nitkowski's drummer is insanely good.

Shield Your Eyes are also good.

The guys from Nitkowski put on really good monthly(ish) parties called Spatchcock.
Next one is end of august. they always have lots of good weird shit there.

Have you seen Action Beat? > http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=61527344

IdleRich
11-08-2010, 10:36 PM
Thanks Michael.

paolo
12-08-2010, 07:46 AM
I've heard tunes by The Crocodiles and Best Coast on 6music, both of them sound good

This is mad - Groove Is In The Heart/California Girls - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuOgtNuM0js

jimitheexploder
20-08-2010, 08:51 PM
Forest Swords
Ducktails

Tough question but bandsh nailed it.

Forest Swords is one of the best new dudes I've heard in this field. Sun Araw has that psyched-out heavy, bassy dub thing going on too. Even more so maybe. They share something though. A heavy heat haze covering drawn out indie/psych jams. Really enjoy it.

I always sugest Deerhunter they're one of the only indie bands that I can still follow and not feel let down by. The front man has a solo thing too called Atlas Sound and its quality. its not far off Deerhunter but with more bedroom electroics behind it. New album on the way late september too. But they have plenty out already. Cryptograms is so good and Microcastle is a gem too. New one should be good...

Not to much else has been floating my boat really, I mean Esben and the Witch just got singed to Matador and they're really good. But also really young so it wont be a while untill they drop much vid up here though if you want a taster: http://www.esbenandthewitch.co.uk/ Daniel one the group is always tuning into my ustreams he's a legend.

Leo
22-08-2010, 03:51 PM
Forest Swords is one of the best new dudes I've heard in this field.

thanks to you and bandshell for this recommendation, picked up "dagger paths" yesterday and really digging it. i like sun araw too but this is just slightly more structured, with some louder chords. cheers!