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  1. Well shit, that's a lot more info than I knew. Thanks for the clarification. I guess all we can do is wait.
  2. Sorry to bump. I assume that any remaining AB6 tracks are located somewhere in "The Joyrex Tape". Other than a few odds and ends it's made up of Ventolin outtakes and AB6 tracks.
  3. And I don't know where to begin to look, but there's some crazy shit coming out of the Ivory Coast. Upbeat as hell. What I heard sounded border-line Omar Souleyman. In Ghana they just call it "Funky" or "French", and doing google searches for those terms ain't gonna get you anywhere.
  4. Azonto makes me want to die. Blessed Africa indeed. Though I can't say anything positive about the U.S. Pop Music scene. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s46e0bbc0Ik https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gru0jE3_e00&list=UUMrF2afqvVAuatyQnJKMBOA Though I did hear that that be-afro'd comedian (Lil Wyn I think) is really funny. Wouldn't know since I don't understand a lick of Twi. There's still great stuff coming out of the country, but it's definitely not in the pop scene. King Ayisoba is pretty cool but you sure as hell are not going to hear him on Ghanaian radio.
  5. I don't know if I'd equate "most aggressive" with "most balls-out in-your-face retarded". Winnipeg is definitely up there though. Yea. On first listen it has about as much attitude as one of Cex's raps. Love Winnipeg.
  6. "Where's Bill" from the "Infolepsy EP" is about as aggressive as it gets (besides maybe "All of the Children are Dead"). Haven't listened to "Making Orange Things"; ya'll got me excited.
  7. Love that song. Lord Sutch And Heavy Friends - 10/10 Someone posted "Flashing Lights" in some thread devoted to rocking songs and I am so happy that they did. When I'm shit-faced this is the album I will flail around to all-night (along with Neil Young's Re-ac-tor). Jimmy Page provides some fantastic guitar work as well. Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges - Clube da Esquina - 10/10 Fantastic Brazillian Rock/Pop(?). Milton's voice is beautiful and Lo's guitar work is hypnotic. Single songs will go from slow and melancholy, to percussive breaks, to pure rock progressions. "Dos Cruces" is probably the best track to start with, though I fell in love with "San Vicente" (My girlfriend thinks that one's just plain goofy though). Os Mutantes - Mutantes - 9/10 Their second album and my personal favorite. Brazillian psychedelic pop that the Beatles made so popular in the late-60's. They remind me a lot of "The United States of America" but 10x better. The tracks are all over the place, but the album is still cohesive in my opinion. Gonjasufi - MU.ZZ.LE. - 10/10 It took me forever to warm up to this album, but now it's easily my favorite thing Ecks has ever released. "Nikels And Dimes/Rubberband" was all I listened to for a week-straight a few months ago. The beat-work and trip-hop basslines are gorgeous. Bassline in Rubberband might be samples from Portishead's "How can it be" or whatever the fuck that songs called but whatever. Less sample abuse than Gaslamp Killer's production in Sufi and a Killer. Spectral Park - Spectral Park - 10/10 I can't remember if I already gushed about this album the last time I posted but it is so fucking cool. Poppy, overwhelming, distorted, perfect. I've never heard anything like it. Beck - Modern Guilt - 10/10 I was one of those assholes who only liked Guero, but Gamma Ray is even better. P-Model - In a Model Room - 8/10 Some damn fine Japanese New Wave. Julia Holter - Loud City Song - 5/10 She's talented, but I get pretty bored with the album quickly. BUT, "Horns Surrounding Me" is amazing; a weird cross between Beach House, Portishead, and a small orchestra. Glad I held onto it for these shitty winter months. MC5 - Kick Out the Jams - 9/10 Some White Panther hardcore proto-punk rock that exploded out of Detroit in 1968. Sampled by Alec Empire in "Alec Empire vs. Merzbow". Oval - Pre-Systemische - 9/10 My favorite Oval tracks have always been "Commerce Server" and "Shop in Store". I recently found out that they were from recording sessions before 94diskont and Systemische. Grab it if you like his early stuff. Todd Rundgren I have the same opinion of Todd as I do of Richard D. James. They are kings of energy-filled hardcore, but their releases in the style are few and far between. With Richard we have "54 Cymru Beats", "Cock Ver 10", "Flow Coma Remix", "Box Energy Remix", some random song I found called "Crappy", "Omgyjya Switch7", "AFX 237v7", and I guess "Carnmarth" and some other tracks from the Richard D. James album. Todd has "You need your Head", "Rock-n-roll Pussy", "Everybody's Going to Heaven/King-Kong Reggae), and "Heavy Metal Kids" (that fucking guitar solo). If ya'll know anything by either artist that is as energetic and hardcore as the tracks I listed PLEASE tell me. And don't go sending me links to Steinvord, that stuff is dull. No Joy - Negaverse - 9/10 Good upbeat shoegazey stuff. And last but not least: Akiko Yano's song "Rose Garden". The rest of the album was really shitty 80's J-Pop, but this song is something special. 10/10 And if Kung-Fu Blaxploitation movies with a Soulful 70's soundtrack is your thing, get your hands on "Black Belt Jones". If you like the Black Dynamite movie you will like this. I've watched a good 20 or so Blaxploitation films in the past couple of months, and this is the cream of the crop. Now I gotta check out all of the shit Beerwolf and VerticalHold posted.
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    Oh yea, correct me if I'm wrong, but I didn't see any mention of David Bowie. Buncha crazies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5YJ-BjcXBI Fuck Ziggy Stardust. I mean, yea it's a good album, but not Man Who Sold the World good.
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    Nice picks, Usagi. "I Found That Essence Rare" is hands down my favorite Gang of Four song. Neil Young's Sedan Delivery & Todd Rundgren's You Need Your Head are as good as it gets in my opinion. Fast paced. Electric Light Orchestra's first two albums were killer. I also love the poppier stuff, but this shit's so much more raw. Bauhaus can be hit or miss, but Dark Entries rocks. Tubeway Army - My Shadow in Vain Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Loose Change (The single-note bass line for the last 7 minutes gives it so much drive). Can't find a good video. I like the Broken Arrow version, and the one on Youtube is pitch-shifted to C#/F# instead of C/F. Fuck that. The Stooges - Little Doll (I live for the ending guitar solo. It's a bunch of wah-wah and it's nothing technical, but it sounds so cool). As far as new stuff, the Mexican Summer label pops out some good one-time artists once-in-a-while. I love Beaches and Bipolar Bear. Beaches - Eternal Sphere And maybe I'm just a poppy motherfucker but I love Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Fever to Tell", the Strokes' "Room On Fire" and Franz Ferdinand's "You Could Have it So Much Better".
  10. Too many to mention, but my worst on Vinyl is "Burl Ives and the Korean Orphan Choir". The album cover is awesome.
  11. I'm sure it's been answered, buy I can't be assed into reading 60 more pages of this thread: I missed the kickstarter, how do I buy this? I can wait to pirate it I guess, but it's not like I'm adverse to throwing my money at Rephlex. Edit: Oh, just saw the other thread. Guess I'm pirating it. Dumb.
  12. Huh, didn't notice the Rephlex Records subforum. Bookmarked, thanks. Now I just have to hunt down these files. My tracklengths are a mess. It's definitely my favorite of the UI's as well. Also, for those who haven't seen it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=finErQL9YS0 Read the comments (Bottom to top).
  13. Those Burma albums are crazy. I gotta keep frequenting this thread for Nebraska's international music finds.
  14. I'll read up on this thread soon. I haven't been keeping up with Electronic Music much at all. Here's some memorable albums of the past year for me: Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere; Broken Arrow; Rust Never Sleeps With the addition of Trans, these 3 albums are as good as Neil gets (imo). The vocal inflections in EKTIN are heart-wrenching, especially in "Round & Round (It Won't Be Long)". I've been belting out the lyrics to "Losing End" just about every day lately. Motherfucking Broken Arrow, man. The single note bass part for the last 7 minutes of "Loose Change" puts me in a trance every time. Couple that with Neil's in-and-out vocals and killer guitar solos and it ends up being one of the best songs I can think of. Although, 'Sedan Delivery' from Rust Never Sleeps definitely takes the cake. Fast-paced tempo and Funny-as-hell lyrics cause me to put the track on repeat every time I put the album on in my car. Seriously, if you haven't delved very far into Neil Young's discography give these three albums a shot. They're all perfect. Quilt - Held in Splendor Shit, there were days where I'd listen to "Arctic Shark" 10 times in a row. The winter here in Minnesota made the entire state depressed. I've never seen anything like it. I got this album just as Spring was starting to show it's gorgeous mug and it really clicked with me. A lot of people may just pass it up as uninspired indie-rock, and I guess I don't know how I'd fight someone with that opinion. I just like it. Alec Empire - The Golden Foretaste Of Heaven I don't know how many times I've fucked to this album now, but it's exactly what we always want to hear. Hardcore yet sweet at the same time. So many driving beats. "On Fire (The Hellish Vortex Sessions)" makes me wanna punch a wall and fuck like there's no tomorrow. Good shit. With the exception of "Robot L.O.V.E." I always skip that one. Merzbow - Aqua Necromancer Fantastic album. The intro to "Contrapunti Indian" becomes so overwhelming; the noise turns into this breathing huge thing and then dives into cutup psychedlic rock. I put it up there with Merzzow and Merzbeat. Had to edit out the high-pitch noise in "Soft Drums". It seems whenever a Merzbow song has the word "Soft" in the title you're in for some high pitches. Plastics - Origato Plastico I was very happy to find more 80's Japanese New Wave this year. I don't really know how to describe it, but I love it. Chaos Royale - You Realize, This Means War He released Discopathology on V/vm Test under Noise/Girl back in 2001. 10 years later he released this album. I suppose I'd equate it to Noise mixed with Dubstep with a high tempo. It's loud, it's hardcore, it's good. Tim Hecker - Trade Winds, White Noise I'm not very big into Hecker. I've tried giving him a chance, but the only thing I've liked for the past several years is Radio Amor; and I like it a lot. I discovered this companion piece of sorts, and I'd say it's just as good as that album. Both really impressionistic images of the sea and stuff. If you like Radio Amor, get this one too. Alien Porno Midgets - High Altitude Over Our Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua It's just Hawaiian music given the V/vm and Jansky Noise treatment. It's right up there with Sick Love. Venetian Snares - Infolepsy EP I'd only really listened to the track "Twelve" until this year. "Where's Bill" is one of the greatest hardcore epics I know of along with Aphex Twin's "54 Cymru Beats". All of Leyland Kirby's new stuff is good too, so go buy that.
  15. Dunno if this should be in the Aphex Subforum or Music Discussion, since we're talking about Dredd. It seems like every source I've found has a differing tracklist for Universal Indicator Yellow. Does anyone have info on what the correct track lengths, track order, and speeds/rpm should be? Audio examples would be nice. I swear I've heard 5 different versions of TARDIS over the years. Lovingly Yours, Murveman
  16. Agreed. The Ghana Special off Soundwave Records is killer as well. I've been on a huge Afrobeat/Highlife kick lately, mostly 60's/70's music from Ghana and Nigeria. Here are my favorites. African Brothers Band (Ghana) Mahotella Queens (South Africa): This song is really funky, but their album "Meet the Mahotella Queens" contains a lot more laid back summer day tracks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbXMyxdzyhU Bola Johnson (Nigeria) Shit, I didn't even know this track was on Lagos Jump. Guess I need to buy another album.
  17. Man, sounds like a nice night, Cryptoween; really nice notes too. I haven't been in that state of mind in what feels like a year now. I wish I had some swamp monster. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest - After waiting for this album for years, here I am, bitching about it. There are definitely some nice songs in this album, and I hope the more I get to know them the more I'll like them, but right now, I'm not feeling it. The arpeggio themes that they do on a few of the tracks reminds of Daft Punk's Tron Legacy soundtrack, which is really saddening. Everything is so epic and crisp, which have never been two words I've described BOC as (with the exception of that high hat on Skyliner). I listened to MHTRC and Geogaddi before and afterwards respectively, and this new album doesn't compare. It seems so cold and emotionless in comparison. Oh well, I'll still keep trying to love it. Rodion G.A. - The Lost Tapes - Romanian synthy psychedelia made under a repressive government. These tracks had been hidden on reel-to-reel tape for the past 34 years and were unearthed recently. I had two artists that I could compare this music to, but all I remember is Omar Souleyman. I dunno, just youtube it, or buy it from STRUT records. It's cool stuff, and a strong piece of electronic music history. MOONRIDERS - Camera Egal Stylo - A while ago I was at a cafe in Minneapolis and they had some old-school Japanese hip-hop playing. It sounded like it was from the 80's, and when I asked the guy at the counter who it was, I must've missheard because I can't find them anywhere. All I know is posse was in the name. So, this led me to going through every cassette released in Japan in the 80's (according to Discogs) and listening to them. I didn't find them, but MOONRIDERS is pretty cool. It sort of blends Japanese New Wave with "Art Rock". It reminds me of Man Man at times. Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds, Ghanaian Blues 1968-81 - Great stuff. I'm happy to see that the African Brothers are on the compilation a couple of times. Oval - szenario - A fantastic EP. It gives me feelings similar to that of 94diskont. Just be sure to skip track 3 (Ref). Download it for free here: http://oval.bandcamp.com/ Big Brother and the Holding Company: Cheap Thrills - Combination of the Two is a fucking awesome track, and then it sorta goes downhill for me. Maybe I'm just a big asshole, but when Janis Joplin does her raspy blues voice, it just sounds like the lead singer of ACDC or some 80's hair metal singer. I do like the music though.
  18. I've been wearing gaudy green collared shirts and looking up more often since listening to Datach'i and Oval.
  19. Dunno if you're looking for a bunch of crazy happy shit or not, but I like to keep my Monday mornings chill with Joao Gilberto. His 1973 self-titled is my goto breakfast album. His other albums are slightly more peppy if that track was too dull for you. I'd been in a similar depressing-music-loving boat for the past 7 years or so, mostly because most happy music sounds terrible to me. A lot of international music does a good job of being both happy and not cheesey-as-shit though. Highlife from Ghana and Bossa Nova from Brazil are my favorite not-depressing genres.
  20. This for me as well. Thanks for posting. I can't wait to hear more early Oval. It's cool that he went a different direction recently, but it's just not for me.
  21. oh, is this a reference to that thread you derailed with your buddy rixx? you two are obviously close, so i guess we shouldn't be surprised you are so fervently defending the couple's decision to sell the cassettes. i don't think the legality matters. i think we need to ask ourselves, again, what do you do when someone gives you a gift? what type of person sells it for profit years down the line? do you want to be that sort? IMO, given the time that has passed (15 years?) and the fact that the mp3s are widely spread, I think it'd be strange to use such strict notions of morality in this example. And yes, time is of some importance on deciding to what extent this was/wasn't moral, imo. Exactly. Mike is in possession of unreleased and unleaked LPs/Cassettes, yet he's not selling any of them. It appears the main reason he is selling these BOC releases in particular is because they were leaked. I really do not see the big deal.
  22. Lol, besides the BOC community shitting their pants and then attempting to break into their house. But seriously, is it Play By Numbers?
  23. That is amazing, my mind has been blown. I hope you guys make a few grand off of them. Edit: No mark on Highscores? For shame...
  24. The Cedar Cultural Center had Kid Koala a while ago, but I missed it. I saw the Fiery Furnaces there last year, and it was a really intimate concert. Got to talk to the band and all that afterward. Nice venue, find an excuse to go there if you can. Unrelated, I went to a random shop on Cedar Avenue this weekend and bought a can of these peanut crackers called "Nutty Nuts". If you're into junk food, go buy some, because they're so fucking good. They go great with beer.
  25. She did have some pretty terrific outfits though.
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