Album Recommendations 2019

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Buddy Bradley, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. billy_bob

    billy_bob contents may have settled during transit

    I was just coming on here to mention it was out now. Highly Deadly Black Tarantula was a lot to live up to, but I'll be surprised if this isn't in my top 5 by the end of the year.

    I love that their blurb on Bandcamp mentions both Delia Derbyshire and the Butthole Surfers as influences.
     
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  2. copliker

    copliker ...

  3. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    This one is a reissue/archival dig rather than a new one... Rema-Rema's 'debut' album Fond Reflections. Tarantula bass, Mo Tucker drumming, weird keyboard sounds, dirty noise guitar and a singer channelling Peter O'Toole for his 'poetry'. All recorded in 1979 (I think) and more than holds its own with contemporaries PiL, The Pop Group, Gang of Four, Wire etc.

    The best songs on the 2CD set are Why Ask Why and No Applause which aren't available on sample so you'll have to make do with 'Instrumental' from the original 1980 EP (released after they'd split up) instead. Good enough but the aforementioned pair are on a different level.

     
  4. billy_bob

    billy_bob contents may have settled during transit

    Out soon: Du Blonde - Lung Bread for Daddy



    Lots of mentions years back on Urban for Beth Jeans Houghton, not so many now she's Du Blonde. I've only heard a couple of tracks so far but it's promising. Fans of later Angel Olson may be interested.
     
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  5. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara humans are too delicious

    This is really excellent :) So much good music this year! And it's only March.
     
  6. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

  7. a_chap

    a_chap Much research has shown I am just fucking stupid

  8. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    There's a big experimental doom folk kraut no wave psych scene in Newcastle Upon Tyne (where Box Records is based).
     
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  9. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    (Box Records is run by Matt Baty from urb favourites Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs)
     
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  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I wish you wouldnt keep saying 'lads' KB - i know urban can like a boys club in parts, but its not just male posters here
     
  11. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    'Lads' is unisex in contemporary internet slang.
     
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  12. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    Finally got this tape in post... this is really good, wasn't sure how quality would be as its a load of one off pseudonyms, but there is awesome stuff. This tune is heavy
     
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  13. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    ... and despite ostensibly being a compilation rather than a single artist album, I am fairly sure many, if not all, the tracks are products of the same studio/mind!
     
  14. dfm

    dfm help I'm alive

    New Cinematic Orchestra isn't bad:




     
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  15. flypanam

    flypanam designated title: local oaf

    Pas Musique - The phoenix

    Made the usual Saturday morning shop, much more enjoyable than it needed to be. Think Faust mixed with a touch of Throbbing gristle.
     
  16. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    A grime intrumental comp from No Hats No Hoods, including productions from Proc Fiscal, Dexplicit and Blakie. Combo of grime and traditional Ethiopian instruments

     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019
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  17. flypanam

    flypanam designated title: local oaf

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  18. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Not listened to this yet (and TBH considering their recent stuff I'm somewhat skeptical) but Mercury Rev have "re-imagined" a Bobbie Gentry album


    Obviously source material is great.
    (ouchmonkey you heard this yet?)
     
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  19. a_chap

    a_chap Much research has shown I am just fucking stupid

    Will listen to this (probably at full volume!) tomorrow. Was only listening to The Delta Sweete last week...

    Bobbie Gentry; the Kate Bush of her generation :thumbs:
     
  20. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Not a patch on originally but better than I thought it might be (especially considering Mercury Rev's recent output). Some impressive names for the female vocals.
     
  21. sankara

    sankara Well-Known Member

    Here’s some nice Eastern European influenced folk.

     
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  22. a_chap

    a_chap Much research has shown I am just fucking stupid

    That album is hugely disappointing. I wouldn't choose to listen to any of those tracks again (even the lovely Beth Orton's voice has been massacred) :( The sole exception is the track "Tobacco Road" (Susanne Sundfor) which is pretty good.

    And, in an act of sheer sacrilege, "Ode to Billie Joe" (Lucinda Williams) is quite staggeringly awful :mad:
     
  23. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank If it's alive, don't lick it.

    I prefer folk doom pysch-metal-dubtronica myself.

    I also find disparaging racial epithets somewhat passé.
     
  24. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    You could say 'progressive and electronic music from Germany in the 1970s and stuff influenced by it' if you prefer. Good luck getting that to catch on.
     
  25. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    fwiw I don't think kraut as a diminutive of krautrock really is a disparaging racial epithet. Words mean different things in different contexts.
     
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  26. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    He called a guitar an axe the other month.
     
  27. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

  28. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank If it's alive, don't lick it.

    And of course what does or doesn't catch on is the only issue here.
     
  29. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

     
  30. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    Some good tracks on it, but my mind has not been blown by the new Karen O and Dangermouse record.
     

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