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Nemo - Barbares (2009)

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Sandwell District selftitled CD on my new D5000's. Can it get any better? Probably! :beyersmile: 

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Congrats on your 1000th post, TJ Elite. I also must compliment your top 100 current favorite albums list. I hadn't any idea that you liked Isis! Their music is amazing. I'm going to have to check out the albums on the list that I haven't heard before. You even have some of Coltrane's lesser known work cited as your favorite, so indeed I must check those out if anything.:) 

After falling in love with Neurosis, Isis was a group I discovered while I tried to find out if there were others who were making music even remotely similar to Neurosis' work. It took me a while before I could get anything out of Isis' albums, but now listening to them is most rewarding.

 

Coltrane's last studio recording and last live recording are both absolutely incredible. The live set in particular is an experience unlike any other. It might very well be the most lo-fi recording I've ever heard but that only adds to the completely overwhelming furiosity of the music. Those late-Coltrane recordings really witness him approaching a status that surpasses godlike stature. On "Olatunji" Pharoah Sanders also plays the saxophone in ways I did not know was even possible (at least I remember it being him, not Trane).

 

I already ended up making a minor adjustment to the list. I'd originally considered including Exist Strategy's Dreamcatcher on it, but dropped it for a reason that is beyond me. I quickly came to regret it and ended up dropping one of the four Arvo Pärt albums listed (Arbos) to squeeze it back in.

 

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So browsing through TJ Elite's favorite albums list, I discovered John Frusciante. The album's opening "Before the Beginning" really sets this both enigmatic and psychedelic atmosphere that poses itself as a nice welcome to the warm yet distant sounding album. John's music really sets a mark all on it's own. It can't necessarily be compared to other artist's work because he incorporates a presence unlike any other. If there is one thing I can say about this record, it's a weight to listen to because of all bells and whistles in each track (not a bad thing at all). I'm having a hard time believing that this is his tenth album and I still haven't heard of him after all this time. I definitely recommend this album to all and many.

 

"The Empyrean" - John Frusciante

Well put. I'm almost ashamed to admit that is still the only album I've heard from John Frusciante, but I've liked it a whole lot ever since I heard it for the very first time. It feels like a very personal record and his singing voice is excellent in its imperfection, not to mention the phenomenal atmosphere. As a very positive plus the sound is deliciously immaculate.

 


 

Antonymes - There Can Be No True Beauty Without Decay

https://hibernaterecordings.bandcamp.com/album/there-can-be-no-true-beauty-without-decay-2

 

Without any conscious intention I've found myself drawn toward ambient music for some reason lately. I just got this on Bandcamp.

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Strange art for a pop-rock act, but a good album nonetheless. Great production value.

 

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After falling in love with Neurosis, Isis was a group I discovered while I tried to find out if there were others who were making music even remotely similar to Neurosis' work. It took me a while before I could get anything out of Isis' albums, but now listening to them is most rewarding.

 

Coltrane's last studio recording and last live recording are both absolutely incredible. The live set in particular is an experience unlike any other. It might very well be the most lo-fi recording I've ever heard but that only adds to the completely overwhelming furiosity of the music. Those late-Coltrane recordings really witness him approaching a status that surpasses godlike stature. On "Olatunji" Pharoah Sanders also plays the saxophone in ways I did not know was even possible (at least I remember it being him, not Trane).

 

I already ended up making a minor adjustment to the list. I'd originally considered including Exist Strategy's Dreamcatcher on it, but dropped it for a reason that is beyond me. I quickly came to regret it and ended up dropping one of the four Arvo Pärt albums listed (Arbos) to squeeze it back in.

 

Well put. I'm almost ashamed to admit that is still the only album I've heard from John Frusciante, but I've liked it a whole lot ever since I heard it for the very first time. It feels like a very personal record and his singing voice is excellent in its imperfection, not to mention the phenomenal atmosphere. As a very positive plus the sound is deliciously immaculate.

 


 

 

 

I find myself impressed with the eclectic Headfi tastes. I'm a big Neurosis and Isis fan as well. I was also pleasantly surprised to see Boris!  Boris is an amazing band. I don't run across that many people who know Boris. feedbacker, Amplifier Worship and Pink are favorites of mine.  But, I've never heard Flood....will try try to invstigate. I went through a major stoner rock phase and found Boris through the Southern Lord label a few years ago. I guess it was the now defunct stonerrock.com website that introduced me to Neurosis, Isis the varous "post-...." genres. Neurosis lead me to Swans who I finally investigated after the hoopla of last year's Seer-and they are a current obsession for me. Funny how one stream leads to another.

 

On the jazz side, I also enjoy Krall and Miles Davis, Dave Brubek and a few others. Your jazz selections might make a good jumping point for me.


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Was Neurosis that early hardcore or metal band that randomly added a synth player sometime in the late 70s or early 80s, or am I remembering it wrong?

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1000

 

Amazing album if you like jazzy, instrumental, symphonic, prog rock type stuff. 

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File:In the Beginning (Triumph album) cover art.jpg

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Was Neurosis that early hardcore or metal band that randomly added a synth player sometime in the late 70s or early 80s, or am I remembering it wrong?

Neurosis started out with a hardcore vein. Their sound is really hard to pin down because they've done just about everything. I don't know them exhaustively, but from my vantage point, they combined hardcore, industrial and metal-tortured vocals...but somehow never really mainstream metal. They incorprate a lot of spirituality in their lyrics-ancient mythology.....No one will ever confuse Neurosis with Iron Maiden or Motorhead!

 

They are credited with helping create "post metal"-whatever the heck that means :-).

 

Enemy of the Sun and especially Through Silver and Blood (damn-I love that album) were IMO the height of their "heavy" phase-tortured vocals, long plodding almost "doom" soundscapes-industrial sounds, voice over recordings from films....really hard to describe though. The advise is often-approach with caution....long slow building songs that take a lot of patience. But, for people like me-fans of the heavy, weird and challenging-they are in a league of their own.

 

That said-their more recent output is much more accessible. They are still heavy-masters of the slow burn, but have slowed down somewhat incorporating an almost folk quality into their long bizarre dirges.

 

Their 2012 release-Honor Found in Decay is quite Good-experimental metal with an almost Tom Waits quality.

 

I think of them as a metal-ish band for people who may not like metal...that said, I like metal-but find my self veering into more folk, blues, prog and  ambient directions.

 

For anyone who is adventurous and likes aggressive, experimental music-Through Silver and Blood is amazing. Brace yourself for a crazy, disorienting ride-hardcore vocals, industrial sounds-beautiful and punishing at the same time.

 

They're one of those rare veteran bands-like Swans-whom everyone under the sun credits as an influence.

 

uh, yeah-I'm a fan.


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The advise is often-approach with caution....long slow building songs that take a lot of patience. But, for people like me-fans of the heavy, weird and challenging-they are in a league of their own.

I have no problem with a slow burn; I listen to Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Sigur Ros quite regularly.

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I have no problem with a slow burn; I listen to Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Sigur Ros quite regularly.

I like Godspeed.....you might take that leap....but Neurosis is definitely more of a alternative metal direction. They're a great band, tho. Swans is my connection between those two...maybe like the difference between Dylan and Zeppelin....quite different but not impossible to make a connection.

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Good taste
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Lee Morgan-Peyote
Herlin Riley-Ti Ci Li
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