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paolo
10-12-2014, 01:32 PM
Personally I don't think 2014 has been a great year musically so I've been listening to mostly older stuff. I have 'discovered' PiL and Arthur Russell and have been loving 'em. Also been listening to a lot of stuff by The Fall, Can, Drexciya and DJ Sprinkles

bruno
11-12-2014, 03:26 AM
as i need music to work (often with other people) my year has been shamefully conventional (but i'm not ashamed at all): roxy music's avalon, chic, chet baker, durutti column, power corruption & lies, another green world, autobahn plus a ton of don cherry, morricone, etc. i've enjoyed it all.

rubberdingyrapids
11-12-2014, 08:15 AM
avalon for me too and roxy in general, harold budd (though not sure which of his is best as the pearl album sounds a littlee too covered in 80s synth wash for me), neu, john carpenter, vangelis, kraftwerk, nothing that obscure i dont think. also been listening to various film scores like mysterious skin, my son my son what have ye done.

CrowleyHead
11-12-2014, 02:26 PM
Judee Sill, George Duke, Chet Baker, The Isley Bros., Wally Badoru. A lot of stuff but those are the names that jump out.

craner
11-12-2014, 03:13 PM
Kashif, Howard Johnson, Sextet by A Certain Ratio, Julie London, Maria Callas.

sufi
11-12-2014, 03:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ua4t-xPLVA

bruno
11-12-2014, 06:00 PM
Sextet by A Certain Ratio
this version of knife slits water is so good:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41aSt0_14TQ

hucks
11-12-2014, 09:39 PM
I hadn't heard Hi Scores by Boards of Canada till the remastered version came out this year and it's brilliant

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Corpsey
11-12-2014, 11:57 PM
http://youtu.be/ihx5LCF1yJY
This was the storied year in which I realised that Master and Commander occupies a place in my film pantheon for some weird reason and its at least partly down to me realising that this is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written.

I discovered a lot of old rap music this year via an aborted attempt at blogging my way through the hip hop canon (I should really do that actually) and writing a Mixtape primer for the wire. One of my favourite pastimes these days is setting myself a writing challenge which forces me to comb exhaustively through the entire discography of artist x or scene/genre y.

Also that Stephan Bodzin tune that deep tech has embraced. The one from about 2004. Banger.

droid
13-12-2014, 01:03 AM
Jungle, jungle and more jungle. Exploring the nooks and crannies of 94-96 via vicarious discog purchases and new and vintage mixes.

CrowleyHead
13-12-2014, 01:44 AM
I forgot to mention, I'm really into Steely Dan and its fucking terrible. I half blame Dean Blunt for repping for "Haitian Divorce" (which is a great song even though my GOD the cod-reggaeishness) and this video of Don Fagen rapping along to his song with the words of a rap song that sampled him, thereby elevating him above all american 70s rock icons.

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They even supposedly sued the guys who did it, but at the same time you can tell they fucked with the original. All Wyclef's fault anyway.

dert
13-12-2014, 05:33 PM
ha, what's terrible about it?? sd are fantastic. did blunt cover them or something?

Leo
13-12-2014, 09:49 PM
if we're including recently released music that was recorded years ago or compilations of older stuff, then i'd say harold budd "perhaps", charles cohen "a retrospective", "122 bpm: the birth of house music" and "kill yourself dancing: the story of sunset records inc. chicago 1985-89" (last two both on still music, probably the best 80s house compilations i've heard in ages).

CrowleyHead
14-12-2014, 03:48 AM
ha, what's terrible about it?? sd are fantastic. did blunt cover them or something?

No, he's often stated they were a constant childhood soundtrack and he put a bunch of their songs on a Fact Mix, but no direct covers yet that I can recall. But I'm a baby to their work so who knows, maybe he's actually rewritten "Razor Boy" the same way he rewrote "Ramping Shop".

And there's three reasons why even though I love a lot of this music, I hate this band;

1) Donald Fagen has this ONE chord progression he's obsessed with. It pops up at least 4 times in the songs I've heard and it kills me.
2) Walter Becker writes some TERRIBLE guitar rock songs. "Reelin In The Years" is an awful song and was basically vastly improved when Thin Lizzy stole the solo part for "Boys Are Back In Town"
3) THEY ARE SUCH WEIRD NERDS.

Corpsey
15-12-2014, 05:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9VoLCO-d6U

I discovered this yesterday and have now listened to it more times than I've listened to the sound of my own mother's voice. It seems like one of the greatest songs ever to me at the moment. With folk music these days you have to push past the double prejudicial obstacles of hippy hatred and co-option of hippy culture by mobile phone adverts hatred.

People should recommend me the very best in bloke/bird with an accoustic geetar music cos sadly I'm quite sick of electronic music and rap a lot of days these days.

rubberdingyrapids
15-12-2014, 11:31 PM
try some bill withers.

Sectionfive
16-12-2014, 08:58 PM
Blind Lemon Jefferson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjhSfIIVycA

The real deal

IdleRich
16-12-2014, 10:02 PM
"One of my favourite pastimes these days is setting myself a writing challenge which forces me to comb exhaustively through the entire discography of artist x or scene/genre y."
Nice idea. My friend has a weekly show on Resonance and each week the idea is that she show-cases some other aspect of French music (she's French) - but basically she's long since exhausted everything she knows about so each week has to find a new scene or artist or whatever and do enough research to sound convincing on a half hour show. It's a bit of a ball-ache but it does have the effect of meaning she's been forced to learn about loads of stuff. Sounds kinda similar to what you're saying I think.

luka
17-12-2014, 09:12 AM
it will always end up with you hating music if you treat it like homework though

Corpsey
17-12-2014, 11:27 AM
Yeah, this has often been the case for me as a sometime rap music reviewer. Forcing mixtapes down my earthroats, submitting them for instant analysis.

OTOH I get to hear a lot of music I wouldn't otherwise have bothered with.

IdleRich
17-12-2014, 02:47 PM
"it will always end up with you hating music if you treat it like homework though"
That is the risk - if you wanna go on the radio you can offer her a show and she'll bite your arm off cos she's desperate for ideas.

luka
18-12-2014, 01:48 PM
I don't know anything about french music sadly. I would lover to do radio though. All YouTube radio show

Corpsey
22-12-2014, 01:27 PM
Definitely should do that luka, get on upstream or something.

mistersloane
23-12-2014, 01:45 PM
I heard PTV3 for the first time, in memory (important qualifier) recently, and liked this, in fact think it's brilliant :

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labrat
29-12-2014, 10:32 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL3pP29N-Wc

recon Bobby Gillespie has seen this

Benny B
30-12-2014, 04:06 PM
god bless these dirt cheap reggae comps i picked up years ago and have recently been reunited with.

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s278/dogyears_photos/sizzla.jpg (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/dogyears_photos/media/sizzla.jpg.html)

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s278/dogyears_photos/gregory.jpg (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/dogyears_photos/media/gregory.jpg.html)

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s278/dogyears_photos/burningspear.jpg (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/dogyears_photos/media/burningspear.jpg.html)

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s278/dogyears_photos/uroy.jpg (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/dogyears_photos/media/uroy.jpg.html)

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s278/dogyears_photos/horaceandy.jpg (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/dogyears_photos/media/horaceandy.jpg.html)

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s278/dogyears_photos/Perry_Lee_Scratch_Reggae_Greats.jpg (http://s154.photobucket.com/user/dogyears_photos/media/Perry_Lee_Scratch_Reggae_Greats.jpg.html)

luka
30-12-2014, 04:07 PM
I've got most of them too weirdly... That sizzla reggae max is as good as any of his albums

luka
30-12-2014, 04:08 PM
Weirdly cos I don't collect reggae
. The only one I didn't get was the u roy

Benny B
30-12-2014, 04:16 PM
reggae max is amazing, never really bothered checking for any other sizzla stuff strsangely. ive just been content to listen to this a million times. i could never tire of these cds

the main reason ive been listening to these is having the new baby. when i need to need to calm him down i just chuck one of these on, and he calms down instantly. its like magic

Tentative Andy
30-12-2014, 04:19 PM
Oh did you become a dad Benny? Never realised, big congrats!

Benny B
30-12-2014, 04:19 PM
3.99 a piece and about a million listens each and counting. Thats good value! when i think of all the money ive wasted on vinyl over the years...

luka
30-12-2014, 04:27 PM
The way I remember it praise ye jah, black woman & child and the reggae max compliation all come out in 97 and they are all equally great. Music club always compiled their releases well and we're always dirt cheap. I do miss the cd buying times

Benny B
30-12-2014, 04:30 PM
Oh did you become a dad Benny? Never realised, big congrats!

yeah thanks man, im loving it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKQKFCOUfIg

yyaldrin
30-12-2014, 05:39 PM
There has been a specific summer in which I was dealing with a specific problem and I literally played this song hundreds of time. It was the warmest summer ever.

When he's doing it right his voice is so beautiful.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjpdmeqtFp8

Corpsey
31-12-2014, 07:01 PM
As an experiment play the baby Pump up the Pun Pun and see what he/she does.

droid
01-01-2015, 12:34 AM
He had a great run from '97-'2000. The aforementioned + Goodways, Kalonji, royal son, ending with bobo ashanti. His first LP is pretty strong. Tons of great singles too, mostly collected on that reggae max comp.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mD8jOK8oLU

wise
02-01-2015, 12:02 PM
reggae max is amazing, never really bothered checking for any other sizzla stuff strsangely. ive just been content to listen to this a million times. i could never tire of these cds

the main reason ive been listening to these is having the new baby. when i need to need to calm him down i just chuck one of these on, and he calms down instantly. its like magic

I love Reggae Max, all killer no filler :D
Congrats Benny! welcome to dadhood

Leo
06-04-2016, 12:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH3rx8LhrQo
(the bass line sampled for "paid in full")


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B5xS_qk0ko
(this look needs to come back)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kQHnVQuAVw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqGcGIOPsNg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BorAj6_N610
(aka Hollywood Beyond)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ivA4Gs73HY
(Gina X Performance, bass line stolen by the Bollocks Brothers for "The Bunker")

Corpsey
28-04-2016, 03:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWUgPIQNgGo

Joni Mitchell - Coyote (1976)

I started listening to Hejira this week, after learning that it was one of the CDs Prince bought (http://www.etonline.com/news/187223_prince_last_performance_and_appearance_minn eapolis_tour/) from a local record store in support of record store day.

Corpsey
28-04-2016, 03:38 PM
'I was driving across the burning desert
When I spotted six jet planes
Leaving six white vapor trails across the bleak terrain'

empty mirror
03-05-2016, 01:12 PM
^ i've been checking out the swan silvertones because of prince

i recently got that Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 50cd box set so i've been heavy into that old music (if it qualifies?) lately

just popped on that miles davis original mono box set - that should hit soon - just because i don't own ascenseur pour l'echafaud in a physical format (that matters to me for some reason)

droid
03-05-2016, 04:38 PM
Listening to a ton of late 70's early 80's new-wave synth-pop - some great obscurities on Youtube.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZMWqTELVk4

trza
03-05-2016, 04:39 PM
Suol Sok Sega comp on Strut

CrowleyHead
03-05-2016, 06:43 PM
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Leo
03-05-2016, 09:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXzs47qy2Pk

Corpsey
05-05-2016, 03:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zRVc166s6A

Something just perfect about this. What a genius Larry Heard is.

Still loving Joni...

Corpsey
05-05-2016, 04:23 PM
As an experiment play the baby Pump up the Pun Pun and see what he/she does.

PUN PUN?!

Was I that big an idiot two years ago?

WebEschatology
05-05-2016, 05:23 PM
the strange but satisfying combo of Luther Vandross(decided to go deep into his catalogue) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSNwLLX3XU8

and Roadside G's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71qxyYQ12iU

Leo
05-05-2016, 05:45 PM
i love this guitar sound on these old funky/r&b tracks, kinda like lots of chic stuff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dKlLHE6sMQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Ra3bAqmro

sufi
05-05-2016, 07:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqgWW2jEOIo

via this mortal coil circa 1987

rubberdingyrapids
05-05-2016, 08:42 PM
ive also just been checking out stuff prince bought/liked -
santana (the earlier stuff)
joni mitchell - hissing of summer lawns (his favourite album of hers apparently)
va - gospel greats (good charly records comp)
jaco pastorius (no idea if he liked jaco actually, but i imagine he must have done)
cocteau twins (i have a few of their albums, but never felt compelled to actually listen to them before now.. actually i still havent listened to them, but i have located them, so im getting there)
miles - live evil

Woebot
06-05-2016, 10:17 AM
stockhausen (the daddy)
stax/volt
creedence

Mr. Tea
06-05-2016, 08:07 PM
Two tracks that work together superbly.

(Yes I know 'mash-ups' were all the rage a decade or so ago, but this is actually brilliant - it's the vocal from The Message over Films by Gary Numan.)

https://soundcloud.com/peza70/filmed-message

continuum
06-05-2016, 11:23 PM
http://youtu.be/AmfyvWUjT24

sadmanbarty
08-05-2016, 01:32 AM
90's Baltimore Rap. It's pretty much the same as its new york counterpart. It's useful if you want that east coast sound, but don't want to listen to the canonical new york stuff for the 1000th time.

edit:

I keep forgetting it won't embed playlists, here's what I was actually trying to post

/watch?v=m0NP2NYmmpk&list=PL6C18682722E633C8

Leo
09-05-2016, 03:35 PM
continuing my current obsession with mid-tempo 80s funky/boogie stuff with a cool guitar hook...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaxrkEc2eQ0

mistersloane
10-05-2016, 02:20 AM
90's Baltimore Rap. It's pretty much the same as its new york counterpart. It's useful if you want that east coast sound, but don't want to listen to the canonical new york stuff for the 1000th time.

edit:

I keep forgetting it won't embed playlists, here's what I was actually trying to post

/watch?v=m0NP2NYmmpk&list=PL6C18682722E633C8

Great stuff thank you, dont know any of this

sadmanbarty
10-05-2016, 09:46 AM
Lifetones- For A Reason

https://www.discogs.com/Lifetones-For-A-Reason/release/440480

Post-This Heat Charles Bullen. It's been reissued, presumably because of the This Heat comeback and the subsequent renewed interest.

Corpsey
10-05-2016, 12:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeSXEuhQKqw

Prompted by watching Synth Britannia last night, a bit of Depeche Mode. This song is notable for containing what I can only pretentiously and falsely claim are 'proto Eski' sounds.

sadmanbarty
15-05-2016, 11:46 PM
Makes me wish I was religious:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxMLKF_l36Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa_WXEHqZ6k

tttku
10-06-2016, 09:42 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEangIPyHZQ

subvert47
23-06-2016, 04:02 PM
Personally I don't think 2014 has been a great year musically so I've been listening to mostly older stuff. I have 'discovered' PiL and Arthur Russell and have been loving 'em. Also been listening to a lot of stuff by The Fall, Can, Drexciya and DJ Sprinkles

apart from Arthur Russell, that's pretty much my go to playlist right there :D

trza
28-06-2016, 09:10 PM
more spiritual jazz comps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXA5DdrQ52I

trza
06-07-2016, 04:36 PM
flute jazz from france

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=294mun6nlsE

Mr. Tea
06-07-2016, 07:29 PM
This is fantastically beautiful. Just one guy's voice and guitar. Vital stuff.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kArAUMqmYBA

Edit: anyone else mentally preface the phrase 'spiritual jazz' with 'poorly titled'?

firefinga
23-04-2017, 01:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSP1UGax6cA

Dom Angus is currently putting out several tracks on vinyl/digital on his own label which were around on dubplate only around 96/97 ... Some awesome stuff available for the proles for the first time these days :D

martin
23-04-2017, 02:53 PM
Been on a Hound Dog Taylor splurge - so named 'cos he was constantly chasing pussy, born with six fingers on one hand (apparently he got drunk one night and sliced the extra digit off with a razorblade, though not sure if that's R'n'R myth), run out of Mississippi by the KKK and washed up in Chicago where he spent a relatively low-key career churning out rough blues sets in dive bars. Could pretty much listen to his 'Live At Florence's' LP on loop all day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf8aQqukwEM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3e7oakXcIA