Album Recommendations 2019

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

  1. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    This from Filmmaker is rly good. Dark industrial synthpunk from Colombia. :cool:

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  2. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

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  3. Spandex

    Spandex A crazy bulbous punchbag of sound

    The Budos Band - V

    The Budos Band have been around for about 15 years; they were part of the 00s afrobeat revival along with acts like Antibalas. They released three great afro-soul albums, but then on their last album they added an unexpected new influence: 70s doom metal. And here they are again with more of their Orlando Julius meets early Black Sabbath sound.

  4. Spandex

    Spandex A crazy bulbous punchbag of sound

    Le Superhomard - Meadow Lane Park

    Gorgeous album of French psych-pop.

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  5. Spandex

    Spandex A crazy bulbous punchbag of sound

    Girl One & the Grease Guns - Transmissions from the Glass Factory

    They're back with (they say) their final record. More early 80s synthpop meets Phil Spector girl group. I can't find any tracks online to post, so here's a trailer which gives the idea:

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  6. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara empathy's contagious

    Enjoying this from Notts hip hop crew Last Sons.

  7. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    It's too early to say that the whole album is as good as the tracks I've heard, but Fontaines D.C. sound awesome. As if Mark E Smith had been reborn in Dublin:

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  8. Buddy Bradley

    Buddy Bradley Pantheistic solipsist

    New PJ Harvey album, soundtracking the play:

  9. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    Ooh, will have to give that a listen!
  10. Mattym

    Mattym Well-Known Member

    MAH is meh.
  11. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    One of the weakest tracks. Still a great album, the first 4 tracks are belters!
  12. Mattym

    Mattym Well-Known Member

    I'm just teasing. I just wanted to use that phrase. It doesn't really count as it's not an album, per se, but I really liked 'Brothers gonna work it out' mix from way back when.
  13. copliker

    copliker ...

    I think Silverbacks will have an album out this year.

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  14. braindancer

    braindancer not for long

    Life Metal - new album from Sunn O))) out today.


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  15. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    They're selling Life Metal branded chocolate bars on the current tour.

  16. braindancer

    braindancer not for long

    I hope it's dark :D...

    I've just got tickets for the London gig in October :thumbs:
  17. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    I noticed there's a new Sunwatchers LP btw (haven't listened to it yet, just posting it here to remind me to listen tonight) - their last LP was amazing.

    Illegal Moves, by Sunwatchers
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  18. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    New collaboration between Calexico and Iron & Wine out in June. Recent stuff of both has been pretty average but maybe they can inspire one another.
  19. crossthebreeze

    crossthebreeze Well-Known Member

    Been jumping round the house to Rico Nasty/ Kenny Beats - Anger Management today
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  20. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    My not huge local HMV came up trumps and surprised me by having it. It's really rather good:

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  21. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    Listened, and it's great: free-jazz psych punk or something. Wicked.

    Their saxophonist Jeff Tobias has some other interesting stuff out, this new tape with Thee Reps is real nice.

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  22. dialectician

    dialectician The Main Enemy is at home.

  23. Spandex

    Spandex A crazy bulbous punchbag of sound

    Randolph & Mortimer - Manifesto for a Modern World.

    EBM, New Beat, Wax Trax records and a bit of that industrial flavoured techno that's around at the moment. Pounding electronics from Sheffield. Awesome.

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  24. dialectician

    dialectician The Main Enemy is at home.

    i must admit i don't get the obsession with ebm in techno these days if I'm honest. it's like, good for 1-2 hours but it's all so stiff and regimented i couldn't imagine listening to it at home or in an album format. in the 80s it made sense as an outgrowth of exploring the idea of mechanisation but not sure these days. whereas the four-to-the-floor pound of house and techno has all sorts of inflections in the beats, high hats and tom-toms.
  25. Spandex

    Spandex A crazy bulbous punchbag of sound

    I guess it's just a new generation of producers discovering a sound that hasn't been completely rinsed for the past 25 or 30 years.

    While EBM was hugely influential from '81 to '90 most of the scene defected to trance & techno in the early 90s leaving the remnants to plod on in a more rock orientated direction that had nothing to do with rave. There's been flurries of interest in the original '81-'90 sound from time to time since then - DJ Hell playing it in his sets in the early 00s, the Endurance Club in London from '09 to '13, house acts like Hardway Bros in the early '00s - but it's never had the sustained presence of many other styles of dance music. And the original scene wasn't huge - it's not like house or disco where you could spend a lifetime discovering lost tunes.

    With the renewed interest in EBM recently there's a lot of good stuff about. Sure, there's a load of clag too, but that's always true with any currently hip sound. Acts like Boy Harsher, Multiple Man and Schwefelgelb are all coming to the sound from different directions meaning there's some variety about if you look for it.
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  26. dialectician

    dialectician The Main Enemy is at home.

    I mean I like the 80s stuff but am not fussed on really chasing it up, mainly because personally for me chicago acid and hard techno assimilated the best aspects of it. I guess my taste can be summed up as 'industrial funk.' not much of it about in dance music these days, that's why i seem to be listening to a lot of house on the radio. not that I have an issue with that...
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  27. billy_bob

    billy_bob contents may have settled during transit

    It really fucking is, isn't it? Is it me or is it waaaay better than her previous stuff?
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  28. billy_bob

    billy_bob contents may have settled during transit

    About 75% of the new music I discover I like comes from these yearly threads these days. The other 25% is the stuff I post in them myself.
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  29. billy_bob

    billy_bob contents may have settled during transit

    This was the first track by them I heard, on 6 music I think. I've heard a few others since which haven't quite lived up to it, but they've got something.
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  30. billy_bob

    billy_bob contents may have settled during transit

    discobastard, might be up your street ...?
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