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Poimandres

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  1. It is very reminiscent of Gridlock. Not quite as crunchy, but the vibe is there. Trace is my favourite Gridlock album.
  2. The new Dryft album is out. I've been waiting for this one for a long time! I'm a huge fan of Gridlock, and thought the Dryft album Ventricle was great stuff. Not so big on Mike Cadoo's other stuff, and the last Dryft album was a let down. On first listen, this is pretty nice. Moody, rich and melodic just the way I like it. https://n5md.bandcamp.com/album/from-stasis
  3. Well shit, that's clearly the original! Some sort of IDM mix. Could have just been one of those "unofficial" mixes where someone puts an IDM track underneath the pre-existing vocals. Cheers, really appreciate the direction here!
  4. Hi all, A friend of mine bought up a track we used to listen to from back in the 2002ish era and I've been driving myself nuts trying to track it down. This was in the early days of file sharing so it was labelled as Aphex + Squarepusher which is clearly nonsense. Anyway, it had a female vocalist through the whole track over a jazzy IDM beat, nothing too heavy and the vocals weren't chopped up or processed really. Likely a remix. Some of the lyrics were something like "the blood red lullaby echoing" Pls halp if anyone has any leads!
  5. Much of my favourite music was critically panned on release, or only appreciated years later. I've never been in touch with genres that are seen as "hot". I find these sorts of outlets that try and play "taste maker" based on whatever genres are seen as cool/uncool at that particular point in time come across as fickle and transient.
  6. Amputechture is their best album. I'm getting the itch to go on another Volta/Omar binge.
  7. Nick Cave is the man. I like the rockier more unhinged stuff. Hopefully another Grinderman album comes to fruition. For albums, Let Love In and Dig, Lazarus, Dig! I would recommend strongly. Abattoir Blues double album as well. These are good starting points if you want the rock side of things.
  8. I was a big fan of Syl Kougai's album on Schematic a few years back so was waiting for new tunes from him. He's been dropping his Modular Series one track at a time in the lead up to the full album releasing later this month. It's pretty good. Great sound design and pretty mind bending, but approachable and structured enough to keep you moving. Track 5 il tombe especially is a total banger for fans of Autechre etc https://sylkougai.bandcamp.com/album/modular-series-season-01
  9. Only recently got around to giving this a listen and it's great! I preferred the first two beatier albums to the more ambient stuff, but this is a nice return to form for me.
  10. Good lord Fourth Rendezvous is a cheese overdose. Jarre can't help but serve up a slab of cheese on most albums. Funny because most of Rendezvous is quite dark. That track is totally out of place!
  11. I went to see them in Melbourne in 2010, and before the gig started I overheard some people talking about how they were looking forward to hearing "Autechno". I could tell that the whole group of 6 had no idea who they were and had just seen the name somewhere, hoping for a nice night of club music. I had a bit of a chuckle to myself and thought these poor bastards have no idea what they are in for...
  12. Have you guys heard the Brahma and Ooblo albums from back in the day? I quite like Brahma actually. I like the lyrics and vocals.
  13. You'll get no hate from me! Metamorphosis is definitely overlooked and very solid. Clearly a lot of effort poured into that one, compared to some of the later releases which are lacking in attention to detail. For me Oxygene, Equinoxe, Zoolook, Rendezvous, Metamorphoses are my favourites.
  14. It's not very good, nor was the last album. The first 3 albums (plus Max Normal TV and Constructus Corp) were all good times but they've moved away from fun ravey stuff to dull trap beats. Time for Die Antwoord to go away and a new project to emerge. The lyrical well has been empty since Tension. I miss the clever raps of the early releases.
  15. I saw him/them a couple of years back. Was a good show. The crowd was interesting, very young. I'm 35 and felt like an old man. The show was also sold out, which is cool for a place like Brisbane Australia where I had no idea he had any reach at all. Gives me hope for the youth of today!
  16. I like the first few tracks, but then the energy levels drop right off and he gets a bit mumbly. I quite liked The Ooz but it was pretty bloated, at least this is a bit more concise. I've only listened a few times mind you so it's still percolating.
  17. Saw these guys live a few days ago, that would be my fifth time. It was certainly a better show than they've put on in the last decade where they seemed a bit tired/bored so I'd def recommend checking them out if you get a chance. The new tracks translate very well live, especially Pneuma. It hasn't changed my mind on any of the strengths and weaknesses of the album but it was a positive experience. Danny is a beast and definitely the mvp. Oh they played 7empest as well which was good fun!
  18. Ah sometimes hard to parse intention with message boards, think nothing of it! I've been revisiting the other albums as well lately. I was a big fan of Innerspeaker when it first came out, and didn't like Lonerism quite as much. I remember that getting some album of the year awards and kind of not understanding why. Currents has some great tracks, but I find it a bit patchy. My feelings about those albums hasn't changed after revisiting, so this might actually be their best album for me. It's very solid.
  19. I hope you're not implying I'm a hater, sir. I'm already on record saying I like the album, especially the sumptuous production.
  20. I already have... Just trying to drum up some enthusiasm. But it really is difficult for me to work out why some things get plenty of discussion and others fly under the radar. Luck? Accessibility? Exposure? Probably all of the above.
  21. If there's nothing to be said about this album, then why is everyone talking about it? Kind of annoys me this gets lot's of focus but Katie Gately's album from last week, which is pretty great, is largely ignored. That seems like the kind of thing this forum should dig, but instead we're all talking about Tame Impala. On topic, I like this album. Good driving music. But have always been a bit perplexed at just how obsessed some people are with Tame Impala. Just don't quite understand why some things breakthrough and others don't.
  22. This album is excellent. Don't sleep on it people!
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