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Re: What are we listening to?

Postby Gesar » 02:46:29 Saturday, 26 April, 2014

Just leaving this here/shameless plug time:

https://soundcloud.com/bambudepistola/w ... j-phatrick
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Louisiana 1792: Fils de la Révolution: Monsieur le Commissaire de l'Intérieur Thomas Francois Jérôme Cossard, Mayor of Saint-Louis and editor of L'Ami de la République
Liberty in Dark Waters: Leopold Karl von Stenhielm, Baron af Rödesund, Knight and Commander of the Orders of His Majesty the King, convicted traitor
Balance of Power 1968: Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, President and Baba wa Taifa of the United Republic of Tanzania

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Re: What are we listening to?

Postby OYID » 23:16:41 Thursday, 05 June, 2014

Gesar wrote:Just leaving this here/shameless plug time:

https://soundcloud.com/bambudepistola/w ... j-phatrick


Uh guys this track is FUCKING GENIUS OH MY GOD I CAN'T STOP LISTENING TO IT.
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Re: What are we listening to?

Postby RinKou » 21:23:19 Sunday, 08 June, 2014

So a couple months back, I told Gesar I'd make him a Joanna Newsom playlist. This is how long it takes me to fulfill a promise.

Emily


We're starting with "Emily", the first track on Ys, about a late medieval revolutionary. Least, that's the way I took it. Ys is a great album, and really the peak of early Joanna, a very lyrically adept and sweeping playlist. It's also the start of what I personally refer to as the Portrait Series, based on the half-facetious portrait album covers, where she really takes this new, less folksy and more poetic style to the next level.


Crab Clam Cockle Cowrie


"Crab, Clam, Cockle, Cowrie" is one of Joanna's earliest songs, and one of those softer, sweeter, folk tunes she started with. These strung-together noun titles are a bit of a hallmark of these older songs, which have much more of that kind of light-heartedness to them. This one's one of my favorites, but I never owned the album or EP it came off of.


Easy


"Easy" is the inaugural track off Have One on Me, Joanna's latest album/triple EP. It has the same sweep as Ys, but a much more polished voice - she's both learned to really turn her unique twang in an asset. This album as a whole is very strongly influenced by her relationship (and now marriage) to Andy Samberg. It tends to be very candid about their relationship, and despite being very forthcoming about the struggles they go through, there's no question that she truly loves him.

It's that tempering that really turned everything she was doing on Ys into something even greater.


In California


"In California" is a song that had to grow on me. It was always a little too slow for me starting out, but I'd eventually grown to love it for its contrasts, and the technical skill is ridiculous throughout this. She already starts out in a hella high octave and just carries that straight through.

CAW CAW CAW


Only Skin


This was a tough choice. I'm torn between including this, or "Sawdust and Diamonds" off Ys, but didn't want to basically include the entire album (given that it's only 5 songs long). "Only Skin" covers a lot more ground than "Sawdust and Diamonds", though, and while the latter is a very strong example of Joanna's style, the former has just a tad bit more passion to it. Also, she can spit some sick fucking rhymes here, man, no lie.


81


"81" has always been one of my absolute favorite tracks, but it's something that has to be taken in context of the others. On its own, it's pretty great, but when taken in the context of the JN canon, it's just so fucking soft, man. It's the softest. This one always makes me a little misty eyed. It's so simple and unembellished and has a sort of raw polish to it. Joanna's always been real idyllic, but this is the kind of beauty you find in like, a majestic animal or some shit. A perfectly polished river stone. It has a life of its own.


Inflammatory Writ


I figured this was a good follow-up. Another one of her earliest, it's real fun and folksy, and I was a little torn between picking this or "Good Intentions Paving Co." off Have One on Me, but that album's gonna be way over represented in this playlist as it is. I'd also had a bit of debate whether to use this or "Peach, Plum, Pear", but I figured out how to handle that conflict.


Baby Birch


This was another song that really grew on me. I used to also hate just how slow it was, but always hung out for when it started picking up. After a while, though, the idyllic opening grew on me as well. What really stands out in this track for me is the climax, though. It's got a very country vibe to it, maybe even a little post-rockabilly, very rural western. It also includes one of my favorite lyrical passages she's ever done:

I saw a rabbit/as slick as a knife/and as pale as a candlestick
and I thought it'd be harder to do/but I caught her and skinned her quick:
held her there/kicking and mewling/upended, unspooling, unsung and blue
told her "wherever you go/little runaway bunny/I will find you"
And then she ran
As they're liable to do


The Book of Right On


Another early work to start wrapping things up with. No real reason, just was always one of my favorites.


Kingfisher


"Kingfisher" is a great track to sign off on. It's a prime example of how Joanna's managed to leverage her singing voice in Have One on Me - it's very oriental, a bit Chinese opera-esque.


Bonus Track


A Owen Pallet cover of "Peach, Plum, Pear". I've always put these two in the same musical space, even though their instrumentation is very different, as is their lyrical approach (after Joanna's debut album, Milk-Eyed Mender, that is), they both have this kind of ethereal feel to them, as well as a very casual approach to trauma.

Peach, Plum, Pear would be co-opted as a title for a shitty, shitty piece of absolute shit indie film about some melodramatic bullshit I watched at the Newport Beach Film Festival back in 0'12, assuming it was going to be a comedy. It was not. This isn't relevant at all, but it's a story I like sharing.


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Re: What are we listening to?

Postby Huojin » 17:23:44 Tuesday, 24 June, 2014

Listened to it when it was released, but today I suddenly got hooked on it.

The Gesarist Manifesto, chapter 5 opening foreword wrote:"The guerrilla must move like a fish in the sea, namely by drinking until you can delude yourself into hoping rich bastards will be gone one day."


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  • Balance of Power: 1968 - Iraqi Republic
  • Saenwyn: A Song of Ashes - Corentin of House Tremayne, King of Saenwyn and Defender of the Realm

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Re: What are we listening to?

Postby BgKnight » 22:32:12 Monday, 30 June, 2014

Here is what I listen while I am doing Bulgarsim turns, all Bulgarian folklore:

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Re: What are we listening to?

Postby Gesar » 21:06:26 Monday, 07 July, 2014

I've been bumping a lot of old/B-sideish Atmos lately. Dunno why, it's just kinda where I've been at. I'm too tired to write a clever comment on each, so here.

here you guys go I guess












Saenwyn: A Song of Ashes: Storyteller

Louisiana 1792: Fils de la Révolution: Monsieur le Commissaire de l'Intérieur Thomas Francois Jérôme Cossard, Mayor of Saint-Louis and editor of L'Ami de la République
Liberty in Dark Waters: Leopold Karl von Stenhielm, Baron af Rödesund, Knight and Commander of the Orders of His Majesty the King, convicted traitor
Balance of Power 1968: Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, President and Baba wa Taifa of the United Republic of Tanzania

Smyg wrote:The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of Gesar coping with being a total fucking a-grade revolutionary thinker


Spoiler:
#DraftGesar

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Re: What are we listening to?

Postby Huojin » 15:15:38 Friday, 01 August, 2014

First girl group debuted by SM Entertainment in like, 5 years? If you've heard of Girls Generation, they're the biggest girl group in k-pop (also in number of members).

This is fairly weird. I don't know if I like it, but it's curious. Also SM goof'd if they were aiming for some kind of theme of shady international goings on, since there's newspapers in the background from the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (when Japan is a huge market for Korean music), and there's also a reference to 9/11 in the video. Yaaaay.




(Thus concludes Huojin's impromptu k-pop lesson. You may now resume your normal viewing.)
The Gesarist Manifesto, chapter 5 opening foreword wrote:"The guerrilla must move like a fish in the sea, namely by drinking until you can delude yourself into hoping rich bastards will be gone one day."


  • Louisiana 1792: Fils de la Révolution - GM/Author
  • Balance of Power: 1968 - Iraqi Republic
  • Saenwyn: A Song of Ashes - Corentin of House Tremayne, King of Saenwyn and Defender of the Realm

(excuse me while I blow my own trumpet)

Smyg the slow-running Louisiana
Smyg is pretty much the storytelling epic
Smyg of this century
Smyg Huojin is writing the Great American Novel and it's not even American

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Re: What are we listening to?

Postby Smyg » 15:40:20 Friday, 01 August, 2014

Huojin wrote:First girl group debuted by SM Entertainment in like, 5 years? If you've heard of Girls Generation, they're the biggest girl group in k-pop (also in number of members).

This is fairly weird. I don't know if I like it, but it's curious. Also SM goof'd if they were aiming for some kind of theme of shady international goings on, since there's newspapers in the background from the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (when Japan is a huge market for Korean music), and there's also a reference to 9/11 in the video. Yaaaay.




(Thus concludes Huojin's impromptu k-pop lesson. You may now resume your normal viewing.)


Asians.

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Re: What are we listening to?

Postby RinKou » 23:03:35 Sunday, 17 August, 2014

So, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip are splitting up. I figured I'll do a post in both their honor, as well as another recently defunct indie rap group with equally enviable facial hair, Death Grips.

Thou Shalt Always Kill


The Beat that my Heart Skipped


You Will See Me


Get Got


Takyon


's spelled wrong hell yeah fuck yeah


I Want it I Need It


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Bonus Track

Spread eagle cross the block spr-spr-spread eagle cross the bloooooock

(I really like Exmilitary)


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Re: What are we listening to?

Postby Huojin » 16:42:42 Tuesday, 07 October, 2014

So Childish Gambino released a new mixtape/EP (mixtape half is free, EP half you can buy), and apparently hidden between the EP and his last album ("Because The Internet") was an alternative version/sequel to "3005" from BTI. It's pretty chill.

The Gesarist Manifesto, chapter 5 opening foreword wrote:"The guerrilla must move like a fish in the sea, namely by drinking until you can delude yourself into hoping rich bastards will be gone one day."


  • Louisiana 1792: Fils de la Révolution - GM/Author
  • Balance of Power: 1968 - Iraqi Republic
  • Saenwyn: A Song of Ashes - Corentin of House Tremayne, King of Saenwyn and Defender of the Realm

(excuse me while I blow my own trumpet)

Smyg the slow-running Louisiana
Smyg is pretty much the storytelling epic
Smyg of this century
Smyg Huojin is writing the Great American Novel and it's not even American

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Re: What are we listening to?

Postby RinKou » 20:12:13 Thursday, 11 December, 2014

jenny death now

it's happening



i have never been so noided
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Re: What are we listening to?

Postby OYID » 02:59:05 Sunday, 15 February, 2015

A fucking classic. This one goes out to Gesar, ingrata.

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Re: What are we listening to?

Postby Rising Phoenix » 18:42:07 Sunday, 22 February, 2015

Somewhat generic but still good electronic music

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Re: What are we listening to?

Postby Huojin » 10:11:29 Wednesday, 04 March, 2015

http://www.inquisitr.com/1874395/childi ... o-a-close/

Only acceptable if he becomes the next Spiderman.
The Gesarist Manifesto, chapter 5 opening foreword wrote:"The guerrilla must move like a fish in the sea, namely by drinking until you can delude yourself into hoping rich bastards will be gone one day."


  • Louisiana 1792: Fils de la Révolution - GM/Author
  • Balance of Power: 1968 - Iraqi Republic
  • Saenwyn: A Song of Ashes - Corentin of House Tremayne, King of Saenwyn and Defender of the Realm

(excuse me while I blow my own trumpet)

Smyg the slow-running Louisiana
Smyg is pretty much the storytelling epic
Smyg of this century
Smyg Huojin is writing the Great American Novel and it's not even American

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Re: What are we listening to?

Postby RinKou » 02:55:49 Tuesday, 17 March, 2015

Selected tracks from the playlist I have in my car right now:

Infinite Login


Ecozones


Teen Pregnancy


Crawl


Worldstar


Sweatpants


Scarface


Thuggin


Broken


Blackjack


System Blower


Have a Sad Cum


This Head I Hold


Under the Gun


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