Washington State. September, 2005
I'm in need of new music. What are you loving right now that's been released in the past 4 months?
Thanks, I love William Orbit, but I haven't checked out his latest!
and you? what's your latest audio love?
Well that's just why I'm asking, I seem to be listening to only old stuff lately.. like a lot of Zbigniew Preisner, The Sugarcubes, etc. I usually hunt down new music, but haven't for the past few months and now I hunger for new tunes!
I often forget Washington isn't all a lush carpet of forest and espresso bars.
Most of the music I've been loving lately is new-to-me but not new (I only just really got into Loscil, for instance.)
Gang Gang Dance's "God's Money" is pretty interesting in a faux-ethnic way, with some nice Kate-Bush-esque singing. Melt-Banana, who I wrote about earlier, are fun in a manic-noise way. But both of those are so last year...
oh memories of that drive ...
I'd recommend Nathan Fake's Drowning in a Sea of Love, quasi-twee electronics and sound textures, sort of M83 by way of My Bloody Valentine. That's going to be released in a few days in the US but should be out already in Europe.
On April 11th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
I just wanted to leave a comment to thank you for the beautiful photography you've been posting, and also to thank you for introducing me to Zbigniew Preisner. He's a fantastic composer. I don't know exactly what kind of music you like, but I'll throw this out there anyway. The band is called "Daughter Darling" and its not necessarily a new one, but they have some great songs with some hauntingly good vocals. The amazon page to one of their discs is here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000AJIKI/ref=sr_11_1/104-9222860-1739940?%5Fencoding=UTF8 and there are samples on there as well. My favorite track off that disc is "Broken Bridge"... Also, if you like that kind of music, you may want to check out "Hungry Lucy" too. Also, very very good IMHO.
Well, Got to go back to work, but I wanted to just say thanks again!
Hello D (is this a "D" I know? :)
I'm pleased you're enjoying Zbigniew Preisner, the track in my previous post I think is one of the most beautiful pieces ever composed. Thank you for your recommendations, from the descriptions they sound right down my alley!
-- Low's sideproject... Retribution Gospel Choir - Summer Tour CD (found it on soulseek and it's awesome)
-- William Basinski - Watermusic I & II
-- Mono - You Are There
-- Guitar - Tokyo
-- Alio Die - Khen Introduce Silence
-- Lackluster - What you Want Isn't What You Need
-- Herbert - Scales
-- Pub - Litmor
I've just been introduced to 'The Irrepressibles', who are, apparently, FANTASTIC live: very theatrical. They have a sound in common with Antony and The Johnsons, who I know you like, and between their web page and their MySpace page you can download two free tracks to get a taster of them.
Last week I saw Perico (they also have free downloads on their MySpace page), who have something in common with Gogol Bordello, who half my friends are raving about; but I think they are less harsh and shouty sounding. They're very good musicians and are often accompanied by 'The Paper Cinema', which is a quite beautiful enterprise, where a man with a huge beard, who has hand drawn and cut-out all sorts of charming characters, like finches on bikes, elephants in aeroplanes and couples who come to kiss amongst the backdrop of the gnarly woods and sparkly stars, animates them in front of a video camera, which is then projected behind the band.
I'm also loving CocoRosie, especially their track Beautiful Boyz, with Antony from 'the Johsons'; The Metasciences, which is quaint, cheery-dark, acoustic, folk, again, much downloadable from MySpace (Get 'Bang Bang', 'Animal War' and ' Most of All' as tasters, and listen to the lyrics); listening to friends bands, including Foot Long Heroes, who are great, but perhaps a little loud for you (again much downloadable through their web and MySpace pages, start with ;’The Misunderstanding....’; indulging in the very eighties, pseudo-sexy, dark, synth-pop of 'She Wants Revenge'; and dancing away to Gnarls Barkley's 'Crazy' while I'm still loving it, because by the end of the summer it's going to piss my pants off, in spite of its amazing qualities.
Great descriptions, the only one I'm familiar with is CocoRosie who I adore. 'The Paper Cinema' sounds like something I'm going to have to catch sometime.
I don't mind loud either, it all depends on my mood. I will begin hunting these down, thank you. :)
i'm not sure how new it is, but whatever
you have to check out Islaja
and Paavoharju, both from Finland and from Fonal Records
+ The Presets http://videos.antville.org/stories/1222413/
but again i don't know how recent they are (bah i even only discovered The Silver Apples :p)
Oh oh, and Trespassers William, whom I discovered via interimlover's recent post. Not at all original, but very lovely in an Innocence Mission / Mazzy Star kind of way. (Their myspace page has a snazzy music player that lets you stream many of their songs.)