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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

katsumi horii project - hot is cool

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

meaulness your description of LOFT has me intrigued

And great post, Karl Malone.

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

steve kilbey (with martin kennedy) glow and fade

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

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

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

Milky - Travels With a Donkey (2002)

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


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

Love that band! ^

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

gotta love those authentic greasy marmite on toast fingerprints

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

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

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

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

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

John Gordon Armstrong - Music for Solo Guitar
Yamantaka//Sonic Titan - Dirt
Alvvays - Antisocialites
Itasca - Morning Flower
Planning for Burial - Below the House
Smashing Pumpkins - 1991-06-22
Rush - "Caravan"
Ex Eye - Ex Eye

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Thursday, 12 April 2018 02:27 (one month ago) Permalink

i have been listening to so much alvvays, it's been ridiculous

Karl Malone, Thursday, 12 April 2018 04:48 (one month ago) Permalink

Nils Frahm - All Melody
Nortt - Endeligt
Blush Response - Infinite Density

beard papa, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Mostly Brooklyn Raga Massive's version of In C

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 13 April 2018 01:36 (one month ago) Permalink

but also Band of Gypsys

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 13 April 2018 01:36 (one month ago) Permalink

add that Planning for Burial album to my list. that’s outstanding.

beard papa, Friday, 13 April 2018 03:17 (one month ago) Permalink

https://img.discogs.com/iCp2wtVJHgHu2P4m08a1ZB_JOpk=/fit-in/600x594/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-6277526-1415417543-8655.jpeg.jpgif endless boogie were a fruity ny loft scene god is my co pilot spin off playing sleepy grateful dead/"who's crazy" era ornette jams on sax violin bass & drums, o boy should we ever be so lucky. oh we are!https://img.discogs.com/QjhiKoW_bqxt38TJvM-2dbcUvgk=/fit-in/600x601/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-7420185-1441158639-6918.jpeg.jpg
also benoit delbecq trio's "ink" is a proper treat. cage's sonatas & interludes reframed as a congolese p bley/ guaraldi workout

massaman gai, Friday, 13 April 2018 08:17 (one month ago) Permalink

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds copenhagen 20/10/17
the concert that is featured in the concert film Distant Sky was circulated via torrent sites presumably before most people had heard of a forthcoming concert film.
This was apparently the first stadium tour by the band. You can see the size of the venue in the film.
Energy/intensity level throughout seems to be pretty high.
Very good performance.

Not sure if the band changed the tracks played much over the tour. Looked like a few of the sets I have from last year have pretty similar setlists.

Stevolende, Friday, 13 April 2018 14:53 (one month ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Sunday, 15 April 2018 22:23 (one month ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Friday, 20 April 2018 22:08 (one month ago) Permalink

Runa Laila - "Shahbaz Qalander", off of Showcase South Asia


very different from the rest of the comp, but it's 24 amazing minutes of not italo-disco

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 19:50 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Showcase Southasia, Vol 4, that is

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 19:50 (four weeks ago) Permalink

lijadu sisters

thomasintrouble, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 19:57 (four weeks ago) Permalink

anenon - tongues

yes sir

Karl Malone, Thursday, 26 April 2018 05:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink


an hour of ambient stuff mixed/edited etc by the black dog.
just what i needed today.

mark e, Thursday, 26 April 2018 08:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Kenny Wheeler - Gnu High and Deer Wan albums back to back. Just what I needed this hungover morning.

calzino, Thursday, 26 April 2018 10:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Got only 3 weeks to make a cool Afrobeat music for my thesis, and boy, have I been on a search roller coaster. Gotta find some African music beats ASAP and then I got hooked to this page popularly called Naija Free Beats. Still on the thesis thing, but everyday, I keep going back for some listening and relaxation pleasure. Also have some cool collections from Soundcloud as well. :)

Jayrise, Thursday, 26 April 2018 13:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink


I'm never not in the mood for this tour de force.

calzino, Sunday, 29 April 2018 11:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Love that record

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 30 April 2018 20:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink


love these albums, this is the only living jazz pianist who makes me think of Mal Waldron. For some strange reason his quite jaunty version of They Say It's Wonderful brings me to the verge of blubbing.

calzino, Friday, 4 May 2018 18:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The note is an excerpt from an essay by George Lewis, btw

Ward Fowler, Friday, 4 May 2018 19:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink


Sadistic Mika Band - Black Ship (1974)

first album also but i can't find a good image of the cover. Roxy Music discovered these guys -- it's good stuff!

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 4 May 2018 19:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://img.discogs.com/U6_kfAJjMKWs0di02STn3vDq7Kc=/fit-in/600x531/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-10559023-1499879516-1379.jpeg.jpgawful band name & album title, but jazz keyboardists getting their electronic humcrush on (but w/ more messiaen)is never not going to be my thing

massaman gai, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 10:41 (six days ago) Permalink

https://img.discogs.com/jLdR6dt9Jmr846gSMrRUTXp22lw=/fit-in/600x615/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-3398179-1395175600-5232.jpeg.jpg noir jazz with math & guimbri patterned bass meanderings. lo-fi. lowe plays bass trombone & tuba, kwaku kwaakye obeng is chippendale "on"

massaman gai, Thursday, 17 May 2018 10:02 (five days ago) Permalink

i received the patrick cowley comp Afternooners last night as a bday present (with excellent liner notes by drew daniel), and now i'm having a very sexy afternoon(er).

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Sunday, 20 May 2018 17:42 (two days ago) Permalink

Love Cowley!

I've been listening to the first two Wishbone Ash albums a lot. They're pretty good.

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 21 May 2018 02:48 (yesterday) Permalink

massaman gai, I'll need to check that out. Taylor Bynum was a classmate of mine back in Brookline, MA. We were both in the HS jazz band, lol.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 21 May 2018 02:53 (yesterday) Permalink


hope that works. Taku Sugimoto, on a couple recent Another Timbre releases

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 21 May 2018 03:06 (yesterday) Permalink

xp hey moodles on repated listens ther isn't much mathiness to it but lots of strollin loon pant swagger & parp it's a fun listen. ho bynum's tone beats most.

massaman gai, Monday, 21 May 2018 10:38 (yesterday) Permalink

listening to birdsong & dudes hammering a spock box onto a camper van

massaman gai, Monday, 21 May 2018 10:40 (yesterday) Permalink

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