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  1. Heartened to hear to her back on the acoustic guitar on this single after a long period of mainly wurlitzer and piano. This albums said to be made up of tracks spanning 15 years, so I'm expecting a bit of a mix of styles. She has said in an interview she still has about 250 songs written but not yet recorded.
  2. https://youtu.be/iPYETrGy-0Y This was always my favorite.
  3. Very sad news https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jul/23/peter-rehberg-underground-music-editions-mego
  4. Its Mike Patton, then Doseone and Tunde from TV On The Radio.
  5. I think I got into him via the Grouper connection, its been nice seeing him expand from digital noise of his earlier stuff, to a wider range of syles, but all with the same comforting feel. Tracing Back The Radiance was a mastery of barely there minimalism.
  6. I quite like it, it's got that spooky disco feel BoC sometimes have, in fact its basically Open The Light crossed with Aquarius but with Tomorrow's Harvest style production. Doseone's voice already feels familiar cause of the previous cLOUDEAD connection.
  7. I agree on the lopsided. Thought it was an interesting decision, but it just doesnt work in practice, comes off like a really intense EP with a load of bonus instrumentals tacked on the end.
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    I've been enjoying the gonkcast quite a bit and will miss it when its over. I like the fact the two guys are fans, but not like super long time uberfans, so theyre well informed enough to discuss the tracks, but are not overly familiar with a lot of the discography. The listener emails also mean you get a wider range of voices than just the two main guys Granted, a lot of those comments are just stoned overwrought descriptions of minds-eye visualisations of trax and suchlike. Their taste in ae is quite a bit different to mine. They definitely prefer the more recent Ae, and I'd say overrate the early stuff and are quite down on the mid period. Draft is one of my fave LPs so it was a frustrating listen hearing them slate it.
  9. Damn, just one point off as well... so close. I hope he still manages to catch some of the rudimentary elements, poor chap.
  10. The volume is absurd, but I have kind of adapted to it. Using mindfulness, you simply have to accept your fate: youre probably not going to be able to re-listen or keep track of any of this, you just have to let it float by. I am enjoying the Phantasia series slightly more than Northern Lights, it's more deep and dubby, more my kind of sound.
  11. You never know what youre gonna get with JK. This is verynice, faint John T Gast feel with the juxtaposition of punishing techno + bucuolic English countryside vibes. Don't quite know what to make of the Pitstone Clanger tho.
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    Petiatil Cx Htdui

    Avril 14 gets all the fame but this one is the real star of the piano tracks. Covered in a different, more distant sounding reverb to the rest, sending the piano through an impressionistic semi-ambient haze. The melody of the piece itself is all open chords, shifting between being fragile and indecisive then stoic and hopeful. Truly excellent stuff, 10/10 would druk again.
  13. I always liked the tuning trax. The 'sleep aid' concept was limited by the fact its only 10 minutes long and its bundled with the 2 hi energy korg tracks, but I love the vibe. Radiophonic Workshop style Clangers lunarscapes , hope we get something more in this vein.
  14. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything Sonic Youth - Sister Cocteau Twins - Victorialand Throwing Muses - s/t The Fall - Perverted By Language Captain Beefheart - Ice Cream For Crow Mr Fingers - Amnesia Cybotron - Enter Emerald Web - Valley of the Birds Daniel Johnston - Songs of Pain Zoviet France - Loh Land
  15. I gave it a listen a couple of days ago. It seems to be pretty much what you'd expect from the description: Jim in modular improv mode. Its mindbending, tense, graceful with some fantastic textures. And like a lot of stuff on DDS it's creepy and eerie but with an undercurrent of toasted mellowness.
  16. I enjoy the progression of the series from the sketchy bare bones of 1 and 2, which often sound like tracks of x0x boxes and effects, then starting to get what sounds like some slightly more exotic gear/complex production details by 3 & 4, by 8 to 10 youve got all these breaks, pianos, and stuff like Deadcode or xmd5a which were as cutting edge as Drukqs was a few years prior.
  17. It's an Andy Stott remix of 'Home Away From Home' by Arthur Russell
  18. Quick first impressions: Didn't sound like the striking change of direction the press release/promo had implied. Just sounds like he's wiped his tracks clean of most of the crackle and grime that had become something of a trademark. He hasnt got rid of the maaasive lush reverbs though and if anything, leans into these more now hes lost the smog. Still plenty of beats, overall minimal arrangements and very pure synth patches, that and the big verb makes it sound a bit like a modern day This Mortal Coil.
  19. I can understand why newer younger fans might be impatient. As a long time fan/old bastard this gap has been a walk in the park compared to the last one. Now I expect the gaps between albums to increase exponentially. They probably will put out another record in the next 5 years, and it will probably be a bit crapper than TH, this seems to be the trajectory for most artists/humans. I think they have the best of intentions to be more productive, but a combination of perfectionism and setbacks usually seems to scupper these plans.
  20. Gotta say this really did nothing for me whatsoever after 2 listens. Gonna give it more of a chance to reveal its subtleties, but it just sounded like paulstretched field recordings.
  21. He seemed to go through a bit of a singing phase around the mid to late 90s, theres this, Beetles, Weakling Child, Come To Daddy, Windowlicker all featuring his voice in some form. Then theres stuff like Imperial Ring from soundcloud and other lost improv songs. Then he pretty much went back to before where the voice is just occasionally used for texture. (Meltphace, minipops)
  22. There are a series of tracks on Fell's UL8 called 'Acid In The Style of Rian Treanor' and I remember at the time wondering who that was and just assuming it was a reference to some obscure 1930s academic or something. It wasn't until a few years later when Treanor started putting out his own stuff that the penny dropped.
  23. Was wondering who was gonna repress (ch-vox), as much of the Rephlex carrion has already been picked over. Always struck me as weird it came out on Rephlex anyway, nice to hear the backstory on that. I wouldnt have had GWC and Rich down as big fans, for some reason. All the bonus gubbins though - and those compilations.. fantastic stuff, something to look forward to.
  24. Its only been a few years since the last round of represses, but the price of Loveless on vinyl was about 80 quid last time I checked, so the demand is there. Not getting my hopes up too much for new stuff soon, but Kevin was on record as being disappointed with the surprise launch of m b v and that next time he'd get record company support for promotion etc. so its got to be a good sign theres something brewing.
  25. Tried to listen to this but gave up halfway through from boredom. It felt more like one his scores than a Clark album. Too much straightforward chamber orchestra type stuff for my liking.
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