ILX Compilation 7: COUGH PILL NATION

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Here it is!

https://ilxor.bandcamp.com/album/cough-pill-nation

imago, Thursday, 23 April 2020 15:40 (one year ago) link

A massive thank you, Imago, for putting in the effort to get this off the ground.

ShariVari, Thursday, 23 April 2020 15:50 (one year ago) link

yuhhhh

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 23 April 2020 15:54 (one year ago) link

Yeah, cheers LJ.

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Thursday, 23 April 2020 15:57 (one year ago) link

Whoo hoo! I see my possibly unlicensed collage was left out, prudently

El Tomboto, Thursday, 23 April 2020 16:04 (one year ago) link

Yay!

Maresn3st, Thursday, 23 April 2020 16:08 (one year ago) link

Wonderful! Thank you! :D Looking forward to a start to finish listen later.

tangenttangent, Thursday, 23 April 2020 16:14 (one year ago) link

exciting!

thank you for assembling this

boxedjoy, Thursday, 23 April 2020 16:47 (one year ago) link

(ilxmail me to receive a free copy of “zero shin own: a criminals song”)

El Tomboto, Thursday, 23 April 2020 16:52 (one year ago) link

No need for that :)

Quite a lot of fresh talent as well as the old guard in force on this one. Sequencing was as much a thrill as a challenge!

imago, Thursday, 23 April 2020 17:00 (one year ago) link

It's working so far, though I'm kinda disappointed esby's track doesn't have lyrics.

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Thursday, 23 April 2020 17:17 (one year ago) link

Really stoked to hear this.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Thursday, 23 April 2020 18:16 (one year ago) link

It's another winner from the ILX kids.

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Thursday, 23 April 2020 19:02 (one year ago) link

Excellent work all!

Some favourites -

lumen - Bernie Beats The Virus! (this sounds amazing, bit embarrassed to have my amateur cut-up soundscape thing next to it tbh!)
Tombot - Stay Out Of The Hospital Dub
Nowhereians - Suzanne Explained The Virus To Me

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 23 April 2020 21:06 (one year ago) link

Final track is creepily awesome but I must admit I thought it had finished and then it started up again.

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Thursday, 23 April 2020 21:18 (one year ago) link

That last section is actually El Tomboto's super-secret bonus track, grafted onto the end of mine.

Maresn3st, Thursday, 23 April 2020 22:11 (one year ago) link

Right, I thought it was a bit of a curveball ending!

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Thursday, 23 April 2020 22:30 (one year ago) link

i listened to all these earlier.. it was O_o as fuck. this record is awesome. I loved it. i loved the momus-y bedroom opuses and the plunderphonics chops, loved the apocalypse jams, and, oh? what a treat, an appearance by Dear Leader's beautiful unadulterated voice smack dab in the middle. loved every second. a couple favs were tangent's, blue weather ghosts, and AIXTC's <-- fr this was a legit banger. Sweet comp! 19/10

lumen (esby), Thursday, 23 April 2020 22:51 (one year ago) link

Thanks to everyone involved! Some good stuff on here

paolo, Friday, 24 April 2020 08:07 (one year ago) link

19/10 seems fair.

Tib, Friday, 24 April 2020 10:37 (one year ago) link

Yes, great work, everyone.

ShariVari, Friday, 24 April 2020 10:42 (one year ago) link

Giving this a proper listen, sounding great so far, thanks for curating LJ!

Maresn3st, Friday, 24 April 2020 10:50 (one year ago) link

Esby, are you a fan of The Church. Cause damn, that could be some c/1984 outtake, brilliant!

Maresn3st, Friday, 24 April 2020 11:06 (one year ago) link

Great ! Thanks !
Haven't listened to it all yet but very good so far (irl lol listening to "A Gift From Heaven" !)

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 24 April 2020 12:51 (one year ago) link

Loved listening to this, great work everyone. Especially like all the nice vocals, I found a lot of the singing very soothing for my soul.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 24 April 2020 13:37 (one year ago) link

(irl lol listening to "A Gift From Heaven" !)

Yeah my wife and I just had a good laugh listening to that

Exciting to be featured alongside so much weird wonderful music. Think Humaniora is my favorite at the moment, but great stuff all around, feels like a really effective snapshot of the current moment. Thanks for doing this imago!

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Friday, 24 April 2020 17:12 (one year ago) link

No problem, and receiving your own at the last minute, reminiscent of Grandaddy at their best (and Of Montreal in the bridge) was a delightful surprise! Plus it meant that two of us had done bird songs...

(Would you believe that Humaniora is the first song tt has ever made? Ever? And entirely unassisted?)

imago, Friday, 24 April 2020 17:16 (one year ago) link

Yeah Humaniora’s is also one of my favourites for now. It reminds me a little of early Grimes !

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 24 April 2020 17:50 (one year ago) link

She's got a great voice.

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Friday, 24 April 2020 17:58 (one year ago) link

It is a really strong compilation album that is very professionally put together by each artist (and well-sequenced). 19/10! Atm I'm particularly enjoying Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs' very poignant, hazy melodies, esby's sick kraut-shoegaze opus, Nasty, Brutish and Short's psychedelic Death in June-y jam, and m bison's dark Miami synthpop. I'm also very partial to imago's Wire-esque songwriting. But honestly, it all sounds great to me, even things that genre-wise wouldn't normally reach me.

Thank you for the nice comments! Ironically our Grimes compilation contribution was not good haha.

tangenttangent, Friday, 24 April 2020 21:31 (one year ago) link

Cheers for putting this together, LJ. Just starting to listen to it all now...

The Rampaging Goats of Llandudno (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Friday, 24 April 2020 21:59 (one year ago) link

ive had a difficult time explaining what my electronic music is, and "dark miami synthpop" is v good

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Friday, 24 April 2020 22:02 (one year ago) link

Ha! I think I like "psychedelic Death in June-y jam" too, but I need to investigate in Death in June first to be sure.

The Rampaging Goats of Llandudno (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Friday, 24 April 2020 22:19 (one year ago) link

Like the bassline to Tombot's tune

The Rampaging Goats of Llandudno (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Friday, 24 April 2020 22:49 (one year ago) link

Actually, I like a lot of this compilation

The Rampaging Goats of Llandudno (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Friday, 24 April 2020 23:15 (one year ago) link

Really digging the Lumen track. Ecstatic vibes.

Thanks for putting it all together imago!

29 facepalms, Friday, 24 April 2020 23:43 (one year ago) link

LJ deserves significant kudos for wrangling this together. I promise to try and listen to the whole thing tomorrow.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 25 April 2020 03:05 (one year ago) link

really liking Lumen's motorik-to-infinity!

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 25 April 2020 03:48 (one year ago) link

I’m really liking this. So much of it feels cinematic, and not just because I’ve been cooped up all this time, I promise.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 25 April 2020 04:37 (one year ago) link

Indifference Curves sets off my Blue Nile alarm.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 25 April 2020 04:46 (one year ago) link

Like the bassline to Tombot's tune


Thank you! Self-deprecating attempt at humor redacted.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 25 April 2020 04:58 (one year ago) link

There is talk of a bonus EP for those who missed the boat, btw (or those with more to give...)

imago, Saturday, 25 April 2020 12:11 (one year ago) link

Just submitted one for the bonus EP. Listening to this now and wow, these songs are amazing and I’m not sure mine will measure up in quality. Also, holy shit @ lumen’s!

epistantophus, Saturday, 25 April 2020 23:26 (one year ago) link

thank you for loving esby :)

lumen (esby), Sunday, 26 April 2020 00:36 (one year ago) link

We are officially accepting submissions from stragglers (and repeat offenders) for a follow-up EP...

imago, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 10:06 (one year ago) link

I've only just listened to this for the first time and wow it's quality, some choice cuts and an amazing diversity and range, as ever.

Mar3snest let me know when your neo-classical ambient album is pick of the week at Boomkat :)

Just listening to it, great stuff so far. I was hoping this whole lockdown situation would finally give me some time to record but it really hasn't worked out that way at all...

Siegbran, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 14:44 (one year ago) link

What's the deadline for the special edition EP?

Angry Question Time Man's Flute Club Band (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 14:49 (one year ago) link

monday after next?

imago, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 16:54 (one year ago) link

cough ep cough

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 17:04 (eleven months ago) link

i'm taking next week off - hopefully things will move then! been a bit busy recently, plus only you and epistantophus (x2) have submitted anything so far...

imago, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 17:07 (eleven months ago) link

lol split 7” I guess

epistantophus, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 22:49 (eleven months ago) link

I'm sure I'll be able to come up with something.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 22:52 (eleven months ago) link

imago - would you have any interest in uploading the ILX aphex twin covers compilation to that bandcamp? it seems like a more stable location for it than my personal soundcloud, which is where it lives right now

na (NA), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 16:26 (eleven months ago) link

email me the WAVs and I'll give it a go! :)

imago, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 16:28 (eleven months ago) link

I could chuck another one of mine in your direction if you want

The Rampaging Goats of Llandudno (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 21:00 (eleven months ago) link

you all have not very long (day or two idk) if you want to join the bonus EP fun

imago, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 14:39 (eleven months ago) link

He means NOW y’all

El Tomboto, Saturday, 30 May 2020 03:08 (eleven months ago) link

There will be more of these, but for now I present, the WEST DAKOTA EP

https://ilxor.bandcamp.com/album/west-dakota-ep

imago, Sunday, 31 May 2020 15:24 (eleven months ago) link

Hooray!

El Tomboto, Sunday, 31 May 2020 15:37 (eleven months ago) link

I left it too late.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Sunday, 31 May 2020 15:48 (eleven months ago) link

There will be more!

imago, Sunday, 31 May 2020 15:51 (eleven months ago) link

Like, if 5 of you give me stuff by next weekend I'll probably put it out as another EP, or something

imago, Sunday, 31 May 2020 16:41 (eleven months ago) link

Thanks for putting this together, Imago.

ShariVari, Monday, 1 June 2020 11:25 (eleven months ago) link

These are great! Especially love SV's beautiful, opaque electronica.

Maresn3st, Monday, 1 June 2020 11:56 (eleven months ago) link

Yes, great work all round.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Monday, 1 June 2020 12:29 (eleven months ago) link

Finally getting round to listening to the original compilation and it's great! I tend to gravitate to the electronic/ambient pieces (love Tom, Lumen and ShariVari's) but good stuff all round.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 12:21 (eleven months ago) link

ten months pass...

2021 is here. Compilation 8? For like May/June?

imago, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 16:16 (four weeks ago) link

Sounds good.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 16:26 (four weeks ago) link

Count me in.

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:10 (four weeks ago) link

So long as you don't count yourself out again a few months later ;)

Got to think of a theme. 'Mindless hedonism as we surge out of lockdown' might be an approximation of it

imago, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:21 (four weeks ago) link

Definitely up for another go-around.

Maresn3st, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:54 (four weeks ago) link

Sign me up.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:58 (four weeks ago) link

I'd like to contribute something

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 18:00 (four weeks ago) link

Heyyy maybe.

Mark G, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 19:46 (four weeks ago) link

Sounds like fun

(the one with 3 L's) (Willl), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 00:46 (four weeks ago) link

So long as you don't count yourself out again a few months later ;)

Got to think of a theme. 'Mindless hedonism as we surge out of lockdown' might be an approximation of it


Eheh the e-roaring 20s !

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 04:29 (four weeks ago) link

Ooh I'm in

paolo, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 14:30 (four weeks ago) link

I'm in too

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 22:42 (four weeks ago) link

doin it

class project pat (m bison), Thursday, 15 April 2021 00:28 (three weeks ago) link

Came up with some good ideas for this, some guitar parts, lyrics, a basic concept, but may need to get some gear fixed up and/or purchased to fully realize it.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Thursday, 15 April 2021 06:45 (three weeks ago) link

you have time

imago, Thursday, 15 April 2021 07:39 (three weeks ago) link

So, when is this going to be officially opened?

Mark G, Thursday, 15 April 2021 08:08 (three weeks ago) link

might start a thread

imago, Thursday, 15 April 2021 08:25 (three weeks ago) link

Good idea

Maresn3st, Thursday, 15 April 2021 08:42 (three weeks ago) link

you have time

I know, but I only get shit like this done when I'm actively interested and have momentum, and that unfortunately dissipates quickly for me.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Thursday, 15 April 2021 12:19 (three weeks ago) link

Cool, I already have an idea for this !
Basically, at this point in my life, my inspiration/motivation to make new music depends entirely on ILX projects... So if I get this done, it will be my only song since ILX7. 1 song/year. sad (especially since I've been more or less in lockdown/WFH since march 2020 with PLENTY of time !).

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 15 April 2021 15:44 (three weeks ago) link

haa, I'm more or less in the same boat

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Thursday, 15 April 2021 15:47 (three weeks ago) link

lol Thirded....

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 15 April 2021 20:01 (three weeks ago) link

the solution is to start an ILX house band

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Thursday, 15 April 2021 20:43 (three weeks ago) link

I've been reflecting lately that a lot of my lack of productivity stems from being answerable only to myself. I'd probably be much better off collaborating with people.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Thursday, 15 April 2021 20:46 (three weeks ago) link


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