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Captain Murphy: Duality Flying Lotus's second release of the year is not as stunning as the one he released under his own name, but it is still really something else--not only is FlyLo behind the boards on most of these tracks, but he's also behind the mic. Duality is one of the most intriguing abstract hip hop albums to drop this year--marrying wonky electronic beats to Odd Future lyricism (Earl Sweatshirt shows up at least once, and I swear that I hear Tyler on a couple of these tracks, though the way FlyLo manipulates his vocals maybe he just sounds similar). Throw in some guest production work on a few of the tracks (including Madlib) and creative use of samples (the final track takes a TNGHT beat and runs with it) and you've got a winner. Oh yeah, and it's *free.* Because the hip hop industry is becoming increasingly *insane.*

I got a D/L link: http://www.datpiff.com/Captain-Murphy-Duality-mixtape.424014.html

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqp1MDaPrZ0 <- also the better version of between friends.

 

Flying Lotus is so ******* talented, it's crazy.

post #92 of 102

Sorry for replying to an old post but.... thank you for these two.... digging them both.

 

 

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These two albums are GREAT, very nice recommendations.  Continuing with the dreamy pop, another good album, Porcelain Raft's Strange Weekend is hard to resist (try the 1st track )

 

strange+weekend.jpg

 

And this single by the Chromatics is one of my favorite songs of the year, but I haven't found the album yet-

 

 

post #93 of 102

I've been really enjoying this thread. 
So far Swans, Captain Murphy, Beach House and Lorn are my top. I'll be contributing more to this thread once I'm done my exams :)
Here's something for you guys! 
'The Algorithm’s style - often called ‘Mind****’ - blends many subgenres of electronic music with mathcore, forming a unique and fast-paced sound.'

post #94 of 102

 

Scott Walker: Bish Bosch Probably the most impenetrable album of the year--for me at least. Everyone remember that awkward Lou Reed and Metallica collab from last year, Lulu? This is like that, except done right--there's mystery here, and a pervading sense of wicked zaniness keeps you going and laughing along, even when Walker is at his most obtuse. It's one of those albums you feel like you could listen to all day on repeat and never come one inch closer to understanding what was going through the minds of the people behind it, and I think there's value in that. If you've been following Walker 'recently' (by which I mean his output in the last twenty years or so) you'll have an easier time adjusting to this than others will, yet its still something of a departure even from Tilt and The Drift. Both of those, at least, seemed to be concerned with daily emotions, no matter how abstractly said emotions were approached. Here Walker is maybe mining the human experience so deeply (and in such a dark, slimy place!) that it's essentially impossible to understand what he's ranting about at any given moment--and in those instances where he is being crystal clear he's either telling jokes or insulting someone. Or waxing poetically about mutilation and violence. Perhaps it's best to not approach this album with serious intent--to some degree, I think that approaching this album 'academically' will only lead to frustration and disappointment. It'd probably be better to just get drunk and let its escapist deconstructionism take you on a merry journey for the 70-odd minutes this thing lasts--or to turn it on at inopportune moments in order to freak your friends and family out.

 

Who's this album for, then? Well, people like me I suppose. Whatever that means. If you like avant-garde rock, dark singer/songwriters, and even black ambient, you'll probably find something to appreciate here. If Mr. Bungle's self-titled album played a formative role in the development of your taste in weird music, there's probably something to this that you'll enjoy. And if you think that Walker's bizarre '9/11' track/dark Elvis fantasy 'Jesse' from The Drift is one of the most moving things you've ever heard, then yeah, please give this a listen.


Edited by metalsonata - 12/16/12 at 10:46am
post #95 of 102
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1000

 

CONNECT.OHM - [ 9980 ]

 

After making an effort all year to familiarize myself with more electronic music, I recently heard this one and it jumped right to the top of my electronic list. I've been listening to Monolake - Ghosts a lot longer, and this one is giving it a run for the money.

 

It's available on MOG and it's also available in lossless download here:

 

http://ultimae.bandcamp.com/album/9980

post #96 of 102

I'll be picking up this and the latest Aes Dana release on CD asap. 

 

Feel the need to own the CDs.

 

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1000

 

CONNECT.OHM - [ 9980 ]

 

After making an effort all year to familiarize myself with more electronic music, I recently heard this one and it jumped right to the top of my electronic list. I've been listening to Monolake - Ghosts a lot longer, and this one is giving it a run for the money.

 

It's available on MOG and it's also available in lossless download here:

 

http://ultimae.bandcamp.com/album/9980

post #97 of 102

Loving this one at the moment - Amber Rubarth "Sessions From the 17th Ward"

 

It's a Chesky recording using a binaural dummy head.  Quite an incredible album .... bewitching.  For those that want to try it:

https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum_code=090368035660 (this is the cheaper 16/44 link)

Use code amberhf20 for a further 20% discount .... total comes in at under $10.  An absolute steal for something of this quality.

 

 

700

 

Sneak peak (this is binaural)

 

 

Plus she has a Bandcamp page (http://amberrubarth.bandcamp.com/) if you want to check any of her previous music (includes a free sampler)


Edited by Brooko - 12/27/12 at 1:52am
post #98 of 102
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Thanks for the tip on the Amber Rubarth free sampler, Brooko. I saw the Chesky recording on HDTracks, but I didn't know about her Bandcamp page or the free sampler. I'm always down with the free FLACs. smile.gif

 

Now I've got the sampler and I'm listening to that and some of her earlier stuff on MOG. After I give all of that a shot, I may come back for the Chesky recording.

post #99 of 102
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Thanks for the tip on the Amber Rubarth free sampler, Brooko. I saw the Chesky recording on HDTracks, but I didn't know about her Bandcamp page or the free sampler. I'm always down with the free FLACs. smile.gif

 

Now I've got the sampler and I'm listening to that and some of her earlier stuff on MOG. After I give all of that a shot, I may come back for the Chesky recording.

The Chesky binaural is definitely worth getting.  Have listened to it 4 times already.  Absolutely enchanting.  Will definitely be buying some of her earlier stuff from Bandcamp as well.

post #100 of 102

 

 

Sufjan Stevens: Silver and Gold

 

This is not what I was expecting at all. I figured this would be just a tame collection of mostly acoustic covers of various xmas songs--pleasant, but probably boring. What I got instead was probably the most powerfully confounding, ridiculous, and moving 'album' (technically a collection of five EPs, though most of them have not seen wide release in any form) I've heard all year--Sufjan isn't just interested in safe songs about xmas. He takes the holiday in all of its wonderfulness and its ugliness, not only transforming familiar songs into entirely new beasts but interspersing a pretty huge amount of original material throughout, tackling subjects like mortality, commercialism, faith and doubt, and unicorns. Stylistically it runs from acoustic folksy ballads all the way through intergalactic prog-rock, and covers just about everything in between. It's pretty insane, but compulsively listenable nearly all the way through. The weakest disk is 'I Am Santa's Helper,' which, unfortunately, is also one of the longest. It's just too scatter-brained and barely there for it to be of much lasting interest. My two favorite discs are 'Christmas Infinity Voyage' and 'Christmas Unicorn--' both disks are pretty 'out there.' Both take the biggest 'risks' with regards to the xmas tunes, and both contain the strongest original material in the entire collection. 'Christmas in the Room,' 'The Child With the Star On His Head,' and 'Justice Delivers Its Death' probably rank among the finest tunes Sufjan has ever put together. If you're even a casual fan of his and are skipping picking this up because it's 'just another Christmas album,' you are doing yourself a disservice. This might be the best music purchase I've made all year.


Edited by metalsonata - 12/28/12 at 10:43pm
post #101 of 102
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1000

 

CONNECT.OHM - [ 9980 ]

 

After making an effort all year to familiarize myself with more electronic music, I recently heard this one and it jumped right to the top of my electronic list. I've been listening to Monolake - Ghosts a lot longer, and this one is giving it a run for the money.

 

It's available on MOG and it's also available in lossless download here:

 

http://ultimae.bandcamp.com/album/9980

 

This = awesome. Thanks!

post #102 of 102

My God.

 

 

 

Merzphysics and Merzmorphosis, by Merzbow

 

Each of these collections is 10 discs, and they each run to about 8-9 hours in length. If you are thinking about getting into Japanese noise music, well, then here you go. Overwhelming--in the best possible way.

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