what are you listening to 2018

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i have been listening to a lot of UNIFORM - WAKE IN FRIGHT


as i walk my dog through the empty suburban streets, it makes me grit my teeth and inwardly snarl in every direction. it came out about a year ago, last january, but they're new to me. i think one time i mentioned on ILM that i had this platonic idea of a 70s punk band in my head, when i was in high school, just before napster and all that stuff hit and it was still kind of difficult to easily research a genre and track down genre highlights. i listened to some old punk bands like the ramones and the buzzcocks but it was very different than what i had imagined. a few years later i heard wire's first three albums for the first time, and it was this odd sensation of finally finding the real version of an idea of what something sounds like. hard to explain. but i haven't had that sensation again until i ran across this Uniform album the other day. they sound like everything i want right now. i would love to see them play live, i bet it's fucking intense.

(sorry if there's already a general what are you listening to thread for this year, i just couldn't find it)

Karl Malone, Sunday, 28 January 2018 21:27 (six months ago) Permalink

if anyone has any recommendations on music that is more knife-edgy than that, please dish them out. i am in the mood

Karl Malone, Sunday, 28 January 2018 21:44 (six months ago) Permalink

LOFT - three settlements four ways


deconstructed club from manchester. the most interesting electronic LP of last year imo. so much going on, yet so much space.

meaulnes, Sunday, 28 January 2018 22:06 (six months ago) Permalink

in the car today it's been:

lee gamble - mnestic pressure
Royal trux - platinum tips + ice cream
Yardbirds - newish '68 double cd thing I borrowed from dad

brimstead, Monday, 29 January 2018 01:54 (six months ago) Permalink

katsumi horii project - hot is cool

Arnold Schoenberg Steals (rushomancy), Monday, 29 January 2018 01:56 (six months ago) Permalink

I've been on a 1960s Dottie West kick most of January. Patsy Cline too.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 29 January 2018 01:57 (six months ago) Permalink

meaulness your description of LOFT has me intrigued

And great post, Karl Malone.

brimstead, Monday, 29 January 2018 01:59 (six months ago) Permalink

Django rheinhardt proper box set.
Kikagaku Moyo Forest of Lost Children.
Fall PeelSessions disc 3 cos disc 2 isn't in the box & I'm not sure when I last played it.

Stevolende, Monday, 29 January 2018 09:13 (six months ago) Permalink

steve kilbey (with martin kennedy) glow and fade

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 29 January 2018 16:18 (six months ago) Permalink

Young Marco - Biology

It's labeled "deluxe edition" even though there never was a "regular" edition on CD. It has a bonus track that isn't on the LP, though.

brimstead, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 04:02 (six months ago) Permalink


PB 019 - eu12''
Genre: House

1. Rolling So
2. Any Where in the US is a Party
3. I Want You
4. Kicking at Home
5. No More Sorrow
6. I Ain't Missing You
7. I am Dreaming

i just got Superstar and Star - Mastermind EP. holy shit this rules. noisey dub house & lofi outsider pop. this is wonderful stuff. i got this due to the youtube video for the lovely "I Ain't Missing You". apparently this compilation came out last year but they only just shipped them out. it was a very limited run so i think it quickly sold out. amazing stuff!!!


AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 17:20 (six months ago) Permalink

"Any Where in the US is a Party" is 100X better than the new Andrew WK song

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 17:21 (six months ago) Permalink

if anyone has any recommendations on music that is more knife-edgy than that, please dish them out. i am in the mood

― Karl Malone, Sunday, January 28, 2018 3:44 PM (four days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

not quite the same but this comes close imo


budo jeru, Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:54 (six months ago) Permalink

hm. re-listened. i take that back big time. nice record tho.

budo jeru, Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:02 (six months ago) Permalink

Milky - Travels With a Donkey (2002)

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 3 February 2018 16:49 (six months ago) Permalink

Hey I like the first Uniform album, Perfect World - I didn't know there was a newer one! Thanks I'll check that out.

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 3 February 2018 16:58 (six months ago) Permalink

i still haven't gotten around to listening to perfect world! i hear it's really good, but i'm still trying to figure out the newest one. i'm trying to take my time with albums recently and give them several good listens before moving on to other things.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 3 February 2018 17:05 (six months ago) Permalink

god this Per Tjernberg record (They Call Me) is so good, listened to it twice last night. really digging the discoveries form this thread (Spotify playlist is in there near the end, recommended)

Chee Shimizu - Obscure Sound (a music book)

sleeve, Saturday, 3 February 2018 17:09 (six months ago) Permalink

somehow i have missed out on Dennis Johnson until now.

November, composed in 1959, as performed by jeroen van veen. i've been sprawled out on my rug transfixed for a couple hours now

Karl Malone, Monday, 5 February 2018 20:21 (six months ago) Permalink

^^ that one's amazing indeed.

I don't want to pull you from your rug ZS, save this for a later date, but have you ever heard dEUS 'Worst Case Scenario'? For some reason I think it could really be up your alley.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 5 February 2018 20:41 (six months ago) Permalink

og vinyl copy of Cornelius "69/96" arrived today alongside SSKHKH "17" album. "69/96" is hitting the spot right now, it was doing 90s west coast hip hop style beats a minute ago and now we are in Austin Power electric sitar wonderland. this isn't an album this is a theme park. the record sounds SO GOOD.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 01:28 (six months ago) Permalink

SSKHKH's "17" is a great album as well. if you can find their "Motorhead and Drive" VHS it has videos for all the songs on the album.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 01:30 (six months ago) Permalink


AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 02:13 (six months ago) Permalink

Love that band! ^

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 02:13 (six months ago) Permalink

xpost i will put that next up in the queue, LBI! i still have more of november to go through, which is kind of amazing because it feels like i was listening to it all day already!

there's something really poignant about this:

A few years ago, Johnson told Young that he’d had enough of the 21st century and was going ‘off-grid’. No email, and for long periods his phone remained unanswered. But Mark Harwood, of Penultimate Press, had the number, and got through to Johnson last year. This spring Harwood, in collaboration with the Irritable Hedgehog label, are releasing a 4CD performance of November by pianist R Andrew Lee.

With Harwood’s help, I spoke to Johnson by phone. Now in his mid-seventies, Johnson would be the first to admit his memory is fraying, but in person he’s likeable and generous to a fault. I asked how he feels being hailed as the first composer to write minimalist music. He answered: "That’s interesting. Tell me again, the meaning of minimalist?"


Karl Malone, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 03:18 (six months ago) Permalink

Thought for a moment this was the noteworthy album covers thread. Most of those belong in a museum.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 05:23 (six months ago) Permalink

gotta love those authentic greasy marmite on toast fingerprints

massaman gai, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 09:28 (six months ago) Permalink

i bought the "watashi dake?" reissue last year and the photo insert is v cool


budo jeru, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 09:36 (six months ago) Permalink

always makes me think of that "only me!" harry enfield character

massaman gai, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 09:57 (six months ago) Permalink

didn't spot the ice cream tho. that is cool.

massaman gai, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 09:59 (six months ago) Permalink

That's one of my all-time favorite pictures of a human.

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 11:20 (six months ago) Permalink

Barnt What Is A Number, That A Man May Know It?


Fucking extraordinary "experimental techno"

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:29 (six months ago) Permalink

I never know what subgenre I'm actually listening to with stuff like this, always expecting fifty dudes to run up with fingers raised shouting "ACTUALLY--

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:30 (six months ago) Permalink

American Epic Collection - Amazing 100 songs by 100 artists from the 20s and 30s

Lots of Jazz:
Charles Mingus
John Coltrane
Alice Coltrane
Donald Byrd
ICP Orchestra
Art Ensemble of Chicago
Joseph Jarman
Max Roach
Raymond Scott
Yusef Lateef
Clifford Thorton

The Books
Blind Willie McTell
Glass Animals
James Holden
Kate Tempest
Lee Scratch Perry
Possessed By Paul James
Son Lux
Rolling Stones
Richard Kern Sountracks

nicky lo-fi, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 14:33 (six months ago) Permalink

not sure what genre this is? I read "left-field house" somewhere. I call everything electronic.
I think it's pretty great though.

Ross From Friends - The Outsiders (2017)


nicky lo-fi, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 14:17 (five months ago) Permalink

those jeff mills "the wizard" radio broadcasts. sounding great in the portuguese sunshine. visions of rosie perez frugging frantically

massaman gai, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:22 (five months ago) Permalink

first of all, i've been getting re-into the Mariah album from 1983. (long lost impossible to find, reissued a few years back. seems like the "hit" was "Shinzo No Tobira", but there are several songs at least as good. I really love "Sora Ni Mau Maboroshi"). then i got so into that that i did 15 seconds of research and found the Mariah guy (at that point, Yasuaki Shimizu)'s solo album from the year before, Kakashi. like Mariah, it is unclassifiable, timeless, and so good. also, i struggle with design so much, and this is a good reminder of how simple and perfect it can be:


i remember the corned beef of my childhood (Karl Malone), Saturday, 24 February 2018 03:06 (five months ago) Permalink

(standout track on kakashi is "umi no ue kara", i think. the shift at 3:00 is everything i want i music.)

i remember the corned beef of my childhood (Karl Malone), Saturday, 24 February 2018 03:19 (five months ago) Permalink

in the version from here

among a few other lps by her since I'm most of the way through I Always kept A Unicorn by Mick Houghton which has been a very good read. I think she is just about to die unfortunately.

which I could do with some more info about. Not sure when things come from, seems to have some pretty early beatish stuff on.

really getting into this now, picked it up in the Rough Trade East sale at Xmas.

& the Kids 1974 demoes set which is part of teh Crypt label Real Kids cd. Really rocking stuff.

Stevolende, Thursday, 28 June 2018 19:24 (one month ago) Permalink


Walter Wanderley - Rainforest (1966)

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 29 June 2018 16:51 (one month ago) Permalink

love some WW

Paul Reverse and the rediaRs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 30 June 2018 03:04 (one month ago) Permalink

moody blues - days of future past
n.e.r.d. - No One Ever Really Dies
Pretenders - S/T
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
Lily Allen - No Shame

Y'all (Ross), Saturday, 30 June 2018 03:07 (one month ago) Permalink

tons of Black Flag

Paul Reverse and the rediaRs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 2 July 2018 09:34 (one month ago) Permalink

lilian hak's new project lhispr had one track that was pretty nice in a "Live to Tell" kind of way; now there is a remix and it is great


aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 6 July 2018 19:45 (one month ago) Permalink

recently, drukqs, dougie bowne trio's "one way elevator".
right now: mouthus' "the long salt"

massaman gai, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:49 (one month ago) Permalink

beach house "dive"

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 13 July 2018 00:13 (one month ago) Permalink

this morning im listening to records i scored yesterday at Fantasyland Records:

Tommy James "Christian of the World"
The Byrds "Byrdmaniax"
Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan "The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie"
The Gentrys "Keep on Dancing"
Mitch Rider "All Hits!"
George Harrison "Living in the Material World"
Kate Bush "Running Up That Hill Extended Version" 12"

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:40 (four weeks ago) Permalink

magic fern - solar plexis

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:47 (four weeks ago) Permalink

a 1983 Redd Kross set, nice ramshackle rocking stuff.

Stevolende, Sunday, 15 July 2018 16:00 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Smokescreens "Used To Yesterday"
Bruce Springsteen "Live at the Roxy"

Joe Gargan (dandydonweiner), Monday, 16 July 2018 23:22 (four weeks ago) Permalink

o an o tooo manyo

massaman gai, Tuesday, 17 July 2018 17:07 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Jupiter & Okwess- Kin Sonic

Fatoumata Diawara - Fenfo (Something to Say)

Vickie Baker - "Honey Hole"

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 12:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Hawkwind innit

Paul Reverse and the rediaRs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 19 July 2018 04:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Cecil Taylor and lot's of other free jazzers or Great Black Music or whatever you'd like to call it. That wonderful book by Val Wilmer really got me psyched up and now i can't get enough.

VyrnaKnowlIsAHeadbanger, Thursday, 19 July 2018 05:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

memphis jug band & blind lemon jefferson

no lime tangier, Friday, 20 July 2018 05:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

red vinyl too!

niels, Sunday, 22 July 2018 09:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

just scored a hard copy of this for pennies - found it on soundcloud originally. 1992 somehow sounds post-everything laubrockesque. some kinda inscrutable befuddled brooding moomin jazz w/ wooden sculpture instruments in the percussion kit

massaman gai, Monday, 23 July 2018 12:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Goat Girl
Bonnacons of Doom
Lay Llamas

stillHera, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 02:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Now that we're less than a year and a half away from the end of the decade, I've basically been focusing mostly on music released in the '10s - so, re-listening to a lot of favourites released this year, giving several LP's a couple more chances, and seeing what else I can discover. This amounts to quite a fair bit of stuff, obviously.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 6 August 2018 19:02 (one week ago) Permalink

was listening to that Glam 2cd set over the weekend.
and yes, it is as good as scott told us it was.

mark e, Monday, 6 August 2018 19:22 (one week ago) Permalink

dimples'' "whimpers"

massaman gai, Monday, 6 August 2018 21:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Man, tangier. I had both of the Matching Mole deluxe edition CDs. Why, oh why, did I trade them in?

(V) (°,,,,°) (V) (Austin), Monday, 6 August 2018 22:02 (one week ago) Permalink

for whatever reason have never checked out anything beyond the original two mm lps (& taking a look there have been more retrospective releases than i'd realised!)


no lime tangier, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 06:54 (one week ago) Permalink

Wow, reading about that dude. Seems completely wild.

outside, you're never alone. (Austin), Friday, 10 August 2018 20:06 (four days ago) Permalink

Anyone hear the new Miss Red? Last one was great and free. Sort of dancehall rap ? I’m bad at describing this music cuz it’s not a genre I know

grandaddy of all liars (Ross), Friday, 10 August 2018 21:05 (four days ago) Permalink

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