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EdwardTivrusky

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Feeling a bit proggy today like an old bozo as someone mentioned Azrael's Tear an old game and my search wandering led me to Gentle Giant so i'm listening to some of their stuff.


「Echo」 That Ryan Sounds channel is great, it's one of the ones i have on rotation that do that kind of vaporwave/darkwave/darkfuture/lofiwave/witch-house/whatever mixes. I have a bunch i use at work.
 
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New El Huervo release out now:


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And, if anyone wants an "alternative" soundtrack for this Halloween, this new EP from Death Hags is quite cool:


It's a mix of new songs, and covers (like Alice, from Sisters of Mercy).

This cover of a 60's French pop song is quite cool:

 

「Echo」

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Feeling a bit proggy today like an old bozo as someone mentioned Azrael's Tear an old game and my search wandering led me to Gentle Giant so i'm listening to some of their stuff.


Echoes That Ryan Sounds channel is great, it's one of the ones i have on rotation that do that kind of vaporwave/darkwave/darkfuture/lofiwave/witch-house/whatever mixes. I have a bunch i use at work.
I think you mentioned the wrong Echo, sorry mine is a pain in the butt I know. >_<

I really like the moody beats lol.
 

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Just dropping by dropping some Band Maid stuff again~
These girls are so incredibly talented.



The bass-work on Manners :blobeyes:
Black Hole is basically structured musical chaos, lol. Fascinatingly impressive.
 
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Here's a track from a friend of mine, taken from an upcoming EP.
It's really cool, if I do say so. ;)



His work is a bit diverse. Sometimes more "downtempo", like the track above, sometimes a bit more "dancey".
As an example of the later, here's a live set he did for Boiler Room a while back:



If anyone wants to check out his work, many of his releases are on bandcamp:

 
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EdwardTivrusky

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Helmet were awesome, Meantime and Betty are criminally underrated. I remember taping Meantime and Chemlab's Burnout at the Hydrogen Bar CDs back-to-back on cassette for listening to on my walkman when wandering about for a long while.
 
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I really dig the new Cate Le Bon single, featuring Warpaint's Stella Mozgawa on drums.
Great track. It almost sounds like something from the band Japan. Always great to hear some saxophone in a 2021 track.


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Speaking of Japan, here's a personal favourite:

 
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EdwardTivrusky

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Woooow. i haven't thought of David Sylvian for a year or two now. Time to remedy that. Very interesting artist.
He obviously has other tracks but these are still classics.


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I need to revisit some of their solo projects and listen to Rain Tree Crow again. It didn't quite hit with me last time i listened which was far, far too many years ago.
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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You'll appreciate this. Found Cate le bon playing at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff last year.


Damn, the place even has a wikipedia page. Love it. "The Welsh Club" is part of Cardiff music mythology by now. Good to see it's doing well.

 
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EdwardTivrusky

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Untitled Burial had an online festival yesterday featuring 10 Witch House/Dark Wave artists/DJs and a bunch of them turned up in the chat together with the sub Goth and Re:Mission labels and a great time was had by all. Sidewalks and Skeletons had a set and Axius Link closed it out.

Night Gate '21


We could have done without the lightning and crowd intermission being so loud tho.
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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Anteater I knew i'd seen him before and i remembered this video.
Did you post it before or did i find it on one of my Sound Horizon/Linked horizon youtube wanders?
 

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Anteater I knew i'd seen him before and i remembered this video.
Did you post it before or did i find it on one of my Sound Horizon/Linked horizon youtube wanders?
i don't think i posted this video but i definitely have watched it lol

he's so cool though, also the dude is 52 years old now, he's still so cool but he's literally like an anime character in his prime

 
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EdwardTivrusky

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Recommended from FG and thought these would go down well here.



I vaguely remember Topley-Bird but i have no idea why...
 
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I vaguely remember Topley-Bird but i have no idea why...
Maybe from the first albums by Tricky (Maxinquaye, Nearly God, Pre-Millennium Tension)?

His early solo success was in huge part due to the contrast between his voice and delivery, with her angelical voice?

Or maybe you remember her from Gorillaz' second album?
 

EdwardTivrusky

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Tomorrow is the start of the Youtube Music Weekend with so far 63 acts having streams up.
They usually range from a showcase of a couple of songs to longer videos.

They seem to be mainly Japanese bands and singers with a mix of genres.
Open the link, pgdn to the bottom and then search for "Reminder" to see the 63 acts with events so far.
Youtube Music Weekend - December 2021

Just two examples that people here may know.
 
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its so interesting with this band, people seem to love the stuff by them that I dont enjoy so much. I really liked the "The Centre wont hold" album, but when I listened to their other stuff, I was less impressed. Dunno :)

One of my favourites by them is this: Sleater–Kinney – "The Future is here" (from "The Centre wont hold", 2019)

but really, the whole album is excellent.

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For some reason, I listened to Nick Drake again last night. What a singer-songwriter. Not exactly new, but if you dont know him yet, give him a listen. He only released three albums in the 70s and died early. His first two albums had more lush instrumentation – like a whole mini-orchestra playing along his singing + guitar playing, the third album was much more stripped back but, I think, more beautiful:

· Nick Drake – "Pink Moon" (complete third album, 1972)
· Nick Drake – "Time has told me" (from "Five Leaves Left", 1970)
· Nick Drave – "Hazy Jane Part II" (from "Bryter Layter", 1971)

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and speaking of Nicks …
Nick Caves last few albums really left me wanting. I hope he will eventually return to music I find interesting. Nothing more offensive than boring music (in my opinion). And Ambient is just just incredibly boring to me.
The album "Ghosteen" is especially jarring to me, I found it lacking pretty much anything to hook me, but critics and fans seemed to love it.

It sticks out to me that Nick Cave commented he removed the drums because they "anchored" the songs down...but I disagree completely. There is a section in the title track where there are some drums, and they instantly make it SO much better (but then again, ask me, I would add drums to everything, basically)

· "Ghosteen", several minutes in (link with timestamp...and even then the drums are really quiet and buried in the mix)

in contrast one of my favourite Nick Cave songs: "Red Right Hand" (from "Let Love In", 1994)

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Radiohead recently released "Kid A mnesia", a collection of their 2000–01 albums, but the interesting part here is the bonus disc. It includes the track "Follow me around" that was a fan favourite back then but has gone unreleased until now.

They've done this to a few of their songs. Played them live, people loved them, but then they didnt release them - or took ages to release them, often in dramatically altered versions. I usually prefer the old/original/early versions, since Radiohead work their songs to death, sometimes really to their detriment. Especially between 1996 and 2000 there were a few beautiful songs that couldve been massive hits if they had released them. Some include:

· The aforementioned "Follow me around" has been around since the late 90s and has only now been released. People even made a website petitioning for the songs release.

Radiohead – Follow me around (from "Kid A mnesia")


· "Lift" has also been around since ~1996, it was finally released in 2017 on the OK Computer re-release. Last year there was a OK Computer sessions release named "MiniDisc (Hacked)" that included a version that was even better. That same "MiniDisc" release also contained plenty of songs-in-progress that showed how Radiohead develop songs, it was really quite something.

Radiohead – Lift (from "OK Computer" re-release)
Radiohead – Lift (alternate mix from "MiniDisc (Hacked)")


· "Man of War" (released in 2017), also stems from 1997 or so, fan favourite, played occassionally, but never released until the OKC re-release. Beautiful song reminiscent of a James Bond theme song (they actually submitted it for the JB film "Spectre" in 2015, but it was rejected – it wasnt written for the film and therefore ineligible for awards... shows how much film makers care about artistry vs awards, eh?)

Radiohead – Man of War (from "OK Computer" re-release)


· "Nude" (released in a new version in 2007) also from 1997, and the released version lacks some of the magic, for me at least.

Radiohead – Big Ideas/Nude (early version probably from the late 90s)
Radiohead – Nude (studio version from "In Rainbows", 2007)


· "True Love Waits": from around 1995 I think – released as a live version in 2001 and then as a new studio version in 2016. "Kid A mnesia" has a version of it as well that shows just how destructive they went about with their most beautiful songs: I think they were afraid of their most beautiful songs to a degree and chose to deconstruct them instead, either transforming them or making them stripped back as much as they could.

Radiohead – True Love Waits (a full band version from the mid-90s, from "MiniDisc (hacked)")
Radiohead – True Love Waits (live 2001 – Thom York solo on acoustic guitar, from "I Might Be Wrong – Live Recordings")
Radiohead – True Love Waits (studio version from 2016, found on "A Moon Shaped Pool")
Radiohead – True Love Waits ("Pulk/Pull"-version from "Kid A mnesia": this experiment led to a whole other song....)
Radiohead – Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors (...this one! from the album "Amnesiac", 2001)


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There's a lot more I could probably write about but I think I rambled enough.
 
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