PDA

View Full Version : My Five Favourite Current Musicky Things


Julian Karswell
08-08-2009, 10:36 PM
[Note spelling, Yanks: favourite, not favorite.......!]


'Sparkle In The Rain' by Simple Minds [it's a John Hughes thing; "Step on up to the waterfront...."]
'Astral Weeks' by Van Morrison. ["We shall walk and talk in gardens all misty and wet with rain, and I will never, never, never grow so old again."]
'This Is The Sea' by The Waterboys. I listen to this album and I'm sleeping in a hammock under the stars again, a clumsily made joint crackling in my fingers as 'The Pan Within' drifts through the forest trees like early morning mist.
'Seventeen Seconds' by The Cure. A measure of life. There are ten rooms in my house; half have Cure CDs in. By my bedside there are circa five early Cure CDs and a similar number in my car. In fact, I am always closer to a Cure CD than I am to a spider, loved one or car keys. I couldn't care a less about Jesus, JFK and Princess Diana; the day that Robert Smith dies will be most profound death of a non-relation or friend imaginable. I will wear a black armband for at least a week.
Various by Jethro Tull. I recently acquired a collection of JT Deep Purple / prog rock albums and am currently working through them. Like early Rod Stewart, or the wonderful Procul Harum, they seem to be unfairly forgotten. [I have a secret high regard for films like 'Tommy.']
YouTube - A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum

YouTube - Acid Queen

By a curious irony, Rick Wakeman is our local celeb.

Joe Pulver
08-09-2009, 07:55 AM
[Note spelling, Yanks: favourite, not favorite.......!]


'Sparkle In The Rain' by Simple Minds [it's a John Hughes thing; "Step on up to the waterfront...."]
'Astral Weeks' by Van Morrison. ["We shall walk and talk in gardens all misty and wet with rain, and I will never, never, never grow so old again."]
'This Is The Sea' by The Waterboys. I listen to this album and I'm sleeping in a hammock under the stars again, a clumsily made joint crackling in my fingers as 'The Pan Within' drifts through the forest trees like early morning mist.
'Seventeen Seconds' by The Cure. A measure of life. There are ten rooms in my house; half have Cure CDs in. By my bedside there are circa five early Cure CDs and a similar number in my car. In fact, I am always closer to a Cure CD than I am to a spider, loved one or car keys. I couldn't care a less about Jesus, JFK and Princess Diana; the day that Robert Smith dies will be most profound death of a non-relation or friend imaginable. I will wear a black armband for at least a week.
Various by Jethro Tull. I recently acquired a collection of JT Deep Purple / prog rock albums and am currently working through them. Like early Rod Stewart, or the wonderful Procul Harum, they seem to be unfairly forgotten. [I have a secret high regard for films like 'Tommy.']
YouTube - A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb3iPP-tHdA)

YouTube - Acid Queen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmlNIZ6D-bc)

By a curious irony, Rick Wakeman is our local celeb.

Procol [they've just done a stunning remaster of Shine On Brightly] and the 1st 3 Tull recordings . . . I remember those, now ancient days, well . . . Thanks.

shivering
04-11-2010, 09:51 AM
Guess I am sort of ressurecting this thread for anyone who wants to talk about music or has some recommendations.

After two and half years of being obsessed with doom/stoner/black metal, I have switched to proto-New Age and lo-fi drone of late. This is in addition to my love for German experimental rock from 1968-1979, which has been ongoing for decades. And of course, I still love Coil and Nurse With Wound....Current 93 too, but just not as much.

Anyway, here are my current five fave musicky things:

*Alcest - Ecailles de Lune (shoegaze meets black metal meets indie)
*Emeralds - Solar Bridge (lo-fi blissful drone with hints of shoegaze and new age)
*Deep Magic - Solar Meditations (lo-fi drone and new agey bliss; ambient)
*Peter Michael Hamel - Nada (proto-new age synth from the main guy behind the great German band Between [similar to Popol Vuh, in some ways]....melancholic and mysterious)
*Scorn - Gyral (dark ambient meets dub, with a bit of trip-hop....their albums Evanesence and Ellipsis are essential as well)

So, to what is everyone else listening?

Odalisque
04-11-2010, 11:22 AM
Here are five that have waggled my wiggle recently:

:D Girls Aloud: Long Hot Summer Live at G-A-Y. I heard this for the first time very recently. Different lyrics. Instead of beginning: "I know you like to wear my dressing gown when I'm not there, I guess you like it in my shoes", it begins: "I know you like to wear my dressing gown when I'm not there, my dresses and my make up too"...

;) Fuzzbox: Pink Sunshine. The band have reformed recently (after about 20 years) and I have a ticket to see them in Islington on May 25th. I've been reprising their old hits, and Pink Sunshine, especially, has been hitting it for me.

:) Shampoo: Zap Pow. There is an additional voice (or several voices?) that isn't one of the Shampoo Girls. I think the voice or voices belong to the Fuzzbox girls (see above).

:D Robots in Disguise: We're in the Music Business. I like lots of things about this, not least that they quote their bad reviews in the song. (Including NME's "The most unsuccessful duo the UK has never known.")

;) Le Tigre: Deceptacon. Here it is, come and get it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEqmC1q9Sow

Nemonymous
04-11-2010, 12:00 PM
That last one's certainly a jaunty number.

Odalisque
04-11-2010, 12:05 PM
That last one's certainly a jaunty number.

Isn't it just? Not too cheerful for the TLO, I hope. ;)

Sam
04-11-2010, 01:13 PM
Favorite Musicky Things of Late:

1. Skullflower (http://www.myspace.com/skullflowervibes) - later period stuff. Long-time fan of old Skullflower, but starting to appreciate the new freeform droney wall of hazy doom style.

Skullflower

2. The Humpers (www.myspace.com/theofficialhumpers) - "War is Hell/My Machine" CD. Reissue of two old LPs on one CD from SoCal punkish rockers. "War is Hell" was put into limbo by the Yugoslavian civil war, of all things…

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=103677638

3. Pandora (http://www.pandora.com) - internet radio. I'm new to Pandora, but I like it. I made a station, Soft Black Stars (http://www.pandora.com/?sc=sh38598282754579129), that plays Skullflower, Aluk Todo, Bardo Pond, and other mostly instrumental noisy-type stuff.

4. Schoolly D (http://www.myspace.com/officialschoollyd) - "The Adventures of Schoolly D (http://www.discogs.com/Schoolly-D-The-Adventures-Of-Schoolly-D/release/652693)" CD. Super-rare CD of primordial hip hop. Been looking for an affordable copy for many years, finally picked one up recently through Half.com for $15. Awesome, nothing but vocals, beats, and scratching run through a bunch of reverb and some echo. Worth the hunt!

Schoolly D

5. William Shatner and Henry Rollins - "I Can't Get Behind That" video. Seriously, this is great. On some of his talking CDs, Rollins tells great stories about becoming friends with Mr. Shatner, he sounds like a truly awesome human being.

"I Can't Behind That" as interpreted by puppets

Henry Rollins on William Shatner (Part 1)

Henry Rollins on William Shatner (Part 2)

Freyasfire
04-11-2010, 04:17 PM
What I listen to changes so frequently, but if I had to narrow down my current 5 favourites for the last little while they would be:

Bacio di Tosca - Hälfte des Lebens - Gorgeous operatic darkwave

Bacio di Tosca on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads
(http://www.myspace.com/bacioditosca)

Skeleton Trees - Season of Mists - Ambient, ethereal soundscapes with violin and female vocals

SKELETON TREES on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads
(http://www.myspace.com/skeletontrees)

Faith and the Muse - : ankoku butoh : - Epic and at times tribal gothic rock, mostly in preparation for their upcoming show

FAITH AND THE MUSE on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads
(http://www.myspace.com/faithandthemuse)

Ataraxia - Llyr - Beautiful folk/medieval music with truly stunning and versatile female vocals

ATARAXIA on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads
(http://www.myspace.com/atarassia)

Opus Nigrum - Journey in the Dark - Dramatic dark ambient/neo-classical

Opus Nigrum on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads
(http://www.myspace.com/opusnigrumusic)

qcrisp
04-13-2010, 11:49 AM
My current favourite:

Joanna Newsom - '81 (with lyrics) - YouTube

shivering
04-13-2010, 06:59 PM
Two more favourites....

Forest Swords:

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

Emeralds:

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

sundog
04-13-2010, 11:08 PM
A great track for seduction:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyZdTRNAbYQ

Aeron
04-27-2010, 07:31 AM
Been enjoying this track a lot lately - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2566346/ssssound/Holiday%20for%20Strings%20-%20Unwilling%20Not%20Able.mp3

Love that new Ariel Pink track too.. Ariel Pink The FADER (http://www.thefader.com/2010/03/12/ariel-pinks-haunted-graffiti-round-and-round-mp3/)