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FunktionJCB

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It seems we are still missing a generic music thread to discuss what we are currently listening to, and maybe recommend a band or two to fellow forum members (Metamembers? :p).

Well, let me start by recommending a band I'm currently listening to, whose new album, their second, is out on Friday.
Lusts are a duo of brothers from the UK, whose music, a mix of synth-pop with guitar distortions, is very heavily inspired by 70's/80's bands like New Order, Jesus and Mary Chain, among others.

Here are a couple of tracks from the new album, Call of the Void:



 

RionaaM

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These songs remind me of what little I've heard of Depeche Mode or Pet Shop Boys. They don't sound bad, but not really my cup of tea. Wouldn't mind having them as background music while I focus on something else though.

The other day a friend made me listen to an Argentinian artist that does folk stuff. Turns out she's pretty good! So far she has only released an EP and a bunch of other songs, so no full album yet.

 
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Monooboe

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Well, it's a bit more on the slower, mellow, synth-pop side of things, but the new Ladytron tracks from their upcoming new album are pretty good.
Thanks for the tips! I used to listen to Ladytron years ago, will definitely give the new album a try! Speaking of synth, I just remembered just how damn good the Playing the Angel album by Depeche Mode was, like god damn so good, and I'm usually not a synth guy.
 

ListeningGarden

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Anyone familiar with Aaron Turner's work with Isis or Old Man Gloom will be fairly at home with Sumac's latest monolithic riffs, thunderous rhythm and signature croaked growl. Slower paced - as sludge metal often is - and interspersed with atmospheric buildup before things cave in, but well worth the listen imo for anyone who likes it suffocatingly heavy.
 
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lashman

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Anyone familiar with Aaron Turner's work with Isis or Old Man Gloom will be fairly at home with Sumac's latest monolithic riffs, thunderous rhythm and signature croaked growl. Slower paced - as sludge metal often is - and interspersed with atmospheric buildup before things cave in, but well worth the listen imo for anyone who likes it suffocatingly heavy.
now that's my jam! good stuff :) thank you!
 

Kuroyume

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NINGEN ISU - KYOMU NO KOE


BAROQUE - FLOWER OF ROMANCE

Two Japanese bands I'm into. NINGEN ISU is a heavy metal band in the doom style. BAROQUE is a pretty straightforward alernative/pop rock band. Love the vocalist's voice.
 
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Weerez

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My personal favorite album of the 2010s, and certainly the best album of 2016. It's like Weezer meets Veruca Salt with helium vocals, and it's absolutely wonderful. A modern day power pop classic.
 
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sadblob

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Been listening to PVRIS for a few weeks, really like it even though it's really far away from what I usually listen.


Also I discovered Chvrches in a plane flight, it was on the free music library offered by the airline (when you are 13 hours on a plane and you don't have any more books to read you use whatever helps you pass the time faster). I guess it's the same genre as PVRIS (electro-pop or something like that?)


It seems I like stuff out of my confort zone when it replaces a vowel with the letter "v" lol
 
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Gamey as heck, but I've been listening to Extra Lives and their fantastic covers lately. This one in particular really hit me. Great adaptation.



I also dipped back into my love for Mogwai -- a Scottish post-rock band -- and went through their early stuff, which is significantly mellower than the later albums.



Edit: Oh, and lots and lots of Eisley while playing MH World. Pretty generic stuff but it's just so damn catchy and fun to listen to. Combinations and The Valley are my favorite albums.
 
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FunktionJCB

FunktionJCB

Something Wicked This Way Comes
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Since we are now at that time of the year where everyone releases best of compilations, and new material (mostly) takes a back seat, allow me to post a few random selections for two 90's bands whose discographies I listen to daily, and highly recommend:


First, the Super Furry Animals, a highly creative Welsh band whose output is extremely diverse, and whose discography is well worth a listen:






And second, Soul Coughing, an awesome, but sadly short-lived band, with a very peculiar sound that mixed elements of pop, jazz, funk, hip-hop, drum and bass, spoken word, among other genres:






Any fans of the bands in here? :giggle:
 
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RionaaM

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I also dipped back into my love for Mogwai -- a Scottish post-rock band -- and went through their early stuff, which is significantly mellower than the later albums.

Yay, Mogwai is awesome! I discovered them 2 years ago thanks to Life Is Strange, which has the song "Kids will be skeletons", and I liked it so much that I decided to check their discography. They have some truly weird stuff, but when they sound good, they sound good. I prefer their latest stuff, particularly the albums Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will and Every Country's Sun. The Hawk Is Howling is also great, if a little tiring. It's completely instrumental, a couple of songs seem to drag on a bit too long, and there are a bunch of moments where absolutely nothing happens, but that's not enough to make me dislike it. And Mr. Beast has one of the best first halves I've heard in any album, although the second one is way inferior in my opinion (it's not bad, but it doesn't compare to the sheer awesomeness of the first 4 tracks, except for "Friend of the night" which is one of my favorite Mogwai songs). Had it been a 6-track EP ending with that song, it would have been pure perfection. I'm not gonna complain about having the extra songs though, because as I said, they aren't bad, just OK.

The band came here this year, so of course I went to see them. They played most of the last album (naturally, since they were touring it), but sadly they only played one song from Hardcore, and it wasn't one of my favorites. Despite that, it was still a fantastic show, although pretty short.

As for the song you posted, I liked it! I only listened to Ten Rapid once, and it didn't leave a good impression. None of the songs stood out at the time, so it's nice to realize that there's some enjoyable material there. It's no surprise, though: it took me a long time to appreciate their debut, and I still think Come On Die Young is a terrible album. Guess I'm not really a fan of their earlier stuff. That said, you convinced me to give it another chance, so I hope to change my mind.
 
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Yay, Mogwai is awesome! I discovered them 2 years ago thanks to Life Is Strange, which has the song "Kids will be skeletons", and I liked it so much that I decided to check their discography. They have some truly weird stuff, but when they sound good, they sound good. I prefer their latest stuff, particularly the albums Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will and Every Country's Sun. The Hawk Is Howling is also great, if a little tiring. It's completely instrumental, a couple of songs seem to drag on a bit too long, and there are a bunch of moments where absolutely nothing happens, but that's not enough to make me dislike it. And Mr. Beast has one of the best first halves I've heard in any album, although the second one is way inferior in my opinion (it's not bad, but it doesn't compare to the sheer awesomeness of the first 4 tracks, except for "Friend of the night" which is one of my favorite Mogwai songs). Had it been a 6-track EP ending with that song, it would have been pure perfection. I'm not gonna complain about having the extra songs though, because as I said, they aren't bad, just OK.

The band came here this year, so of course I went to see them. They played most of the last album (naturally, since they were touring it), but sadly they only played one song from Hardcore, and it wasn't one of my favorites. Despite that, it was still a fantastic show, although pretty short.

As for the song you posted, I liked it! I only listened to Ten Rapid once, and it didn't leave a good impression. None of the songs stood out at the time, so it's nice to realize that there's some enjoyable material there. It's no surprise, though: it took me a long time to appreciate their debut, and I still think Come On Die Young is a terrible album. Guess I'm not really a fan of their earlier stuff. That said, you convinced me to give it another chance, so I hope to change my mind.
If someone said that Mogwai are the stars, I would not object.

I went deep into post-rock after I got into Sigur Ros -- thank you, The Life Aquatic! Binged on Explosions in the Sky for a long time. Eventually, I found Mogwai. My favorite album is actually Come On Die Young, funny enough. I found the later albums strayed a little too much from the simple melancholy that that album evoked. My absolute favorite song is still Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home. I actually happened to move out of my parents' place at the time, and that album and song helped get me through that transition! Mogwai Fear Satan is also has such an amazing explosive quality to it. I do generally like all their albums, but their early and latest work are my favorite. Hardcore Will Never Die and Every Country's Sun are fantastic records for sure. The latter in particular; I love the noisy/low-fi sound of it. Don't think there's a single song on there that I dislike.

Speaking of 6 track EPs, did you listen to EP+6? That has a couple of absolute gems on it too.

 

RionaaM

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If someone said that Mogwai are the stars, I would not object.

I went deep into post-rock after I got into Sigur Ros -- thank you, The Life Aquatic! Binged on Explosions in the Sky for a long time. Eventually, I found Mogwai. My favorite album is actually Come On Die Young, funny enough. I found the later albums strayed a little too much from the simple melancholy that that album evoked. My absolute favorite song is still Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home. I actually happened to move out of my parents' place at the time, and that album and song helped get me through that transition! Mogwai Fear Satan is also has such an amazing explosive quality to it. I do generally like all their albums, but their early and latest work are my favorite. Hardcore Will Never Die and Every Country's Sun are fantastic records for sure. The latter in particular; I love the noisy/low-fi sound of it. Don't think there's a single song on there that I dislike.

Speaking of 6 track EPs, did you listen to EP+6? That has a couple of absolute gems on it too.

I... acquired that EP from a not-so-legit source, since it's not available for streaming on Google Play Music, but I haven't listened to it yet. Just gave your song a go: it's pleasant, but a little too repetitive for my taste. It's too long for what it offers. But certainly not bad at all. I should go through the rest of this EP one of these days.

"Yes! I am a long way from home" and "Mogwai fear Satan" are two amazing songs indeed. The former has a lot of energy, it's like everything right in the world condensed in a single song; the latter is pure madness combined with the purest peace.

It's funny that you mention Sigur Ros, I started listening to them and Godspeed You! Black Emperor this year, after reading a bit about post rock online. I really liked them, they have some truly great stuff. Of the albums I've heard so far, my favorites are Ágætis Byrjun and Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust. They sound unlike any other band I'd ever listened to. By the way, if you have any more post rock stuff to recommend, I'm all ears :D
 
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It's not a new song, but it's one that I can't help but keep coming back to, especially with all the recent complications I've had....The Cry of Mankind by My Dying Bride. Not only is it borderline perfect for a song that breaks the 10 minute mark (granted the outro fade could be trimmed...) but I've yet to find a bad cover of it...even found an 8bit cover version that's good (although the timing seems odd...)

 
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