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Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 6th, 2019, 4:44 am
by funkybusiness
what the hell, why didn't I know about these Autechre releases D; but you were right with that post from like a year ago, they'll keep increasing the length of their albums exponentially until they crack some sort of time-space fault-line, and if we manage to make it out alive we'll switch our calendar dating system to Pre-Autechre-∞ and Post-Autechre-∞.

Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 6th, 2019, 9:54 am
by Lakigigar
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yes, the genres i listen to lol.

Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 7th, 2019, 6:26 pm
by XxXApathy420XxX
Not counting the Autechre live releases as separate entries, I found the first masterpiece of 2019.

https://ifernach.bandcamp.com/track/klu ... man-beings

Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 9th, 2019, 7:02 am
by nimimerkillinen
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Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 10th, 2019, 3:47 pm
by XxXApathy420XxX
Playboi Carti's Die Lit is a masterpiece. Experimental trap rap reduced to ad libs.

Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 11th, 2019, 1:29 am
by outdoorcats
Album of the year. :unsure: :ermm:

Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 11th, 2019, 2:10 am
by fori
I don’t get why people are so hype about it, or why the hype keeps growing. I heard it when it came out and yeah, it slaps, but is it really a masterpiece? Cardi’s vocals are kind of a neat too, but what musical aspects of this album blow all the competition out of the water? Don’t get me wrong, it’s a cool album, but the insane hype seems unwarranted.

Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 11th, 2019, 2:23 am
by XxXApathy420XxX
I find his vocals to be more of an instrument rather than vocals. I guess this is from listening to foreign music or metal music with unintelligible vocals, not to mention other genres like shoegaze. The production is also fantastic. I see it compared to the work of the composer Carl Stone, and I kind of have to agree. His vocals and the production complement each other extremely well.

It might also be because I thought 2018 was a weak year for hip hop, so it's nice to hear something fantastic from that year.

Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 11th, 2019, 2:43 am
by fori
I can’t say I know Carl Stone, so I’ll have to ask you to elaborate, sorry. Additionally, as for his voice being an instrument, it would be one of tremendously limited range, right? And a fairly commonplace sound?

Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 11th, 2019, 2:49 am
by XxXApathy420XxX


Loop a sample of this, add some 808s and you have a beat Plaboi Carti could use.

Yes, it would be one that has a limited range, and not only commonplace, but a repetitive sound. But I can think of many instruments like that: percussion instruments. It adds to the music, and as a whole is gorgeous.

Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 11th, 2019, 2:54 am
by fori
Sorry I can’t access YouTube links (or whatever it is) right now. An percussion is an interesting analogy, hmm. I just don’t see how it tops Platinum Flame or Stuck.

Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 11th, 2019, 2:56 am
by XxXApathy420XxX
Platinum Flame is amazing don't get me wrong. Haven't listened to Nickelus F yet.

Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 11th, 2019, 3:09 am
by XxXApathy420XxX
Found that percussion idea elaborated on a review of his self-titled mixtape:
There's so much subtlety in this record. Its production is some of the best and most gorgeous electronic music I've heard in years, a full-bodied enhancement of OG Clams Casino that makes me remember trap at its best is just as avant-garde as anything on RVNG. If you're not paying attention, everything might sound similar, but eventually you can start to discern different emotional and signifying textures in the music.

That's not even mentioning Carti's words and sounds, all of which are both extremely complex and repetitive enough to have the same effect as, say, Steve Reich's Music For 18 Musicians, or shoegaze—ambient not through simplicity or space, but through a latticework of sound that overwhelms until normalized. Hell, in a way, Carti is like a human Jlin: all rhythm and the platonic idea of percussivity, with everything else discarded. Even I haven't gotten to internalizing all that, and I won't pretend to.

This is an album that should remind you how odd it is that hip-hop—and especially this current version, which weaponizes the human voice so well—is the dominant popular music. Music this weird should not be chart pop. And yet, here we are. Listen to the kids.

Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 11th, 2019, 11:53 am
by outdoorcats
Wait wait wait, I assumed we were meme-ing, you *actually* think all that about Die Lit? (or Playboy Carti in general?)
(@fori, I think you're misreading the "hype." "Die Lit = AOTY" is a silly/sarcastic meme that's gotten popular lately, with some other variations being "Total Xanarchy = Album of the Year" or "KOD = Album of the Year" - the last one is pretty harsh IMO, but I guess J. Cole is too earnest and not ironic enough for the meme-ing crowd?)

Also, Greta Van Fleet won Best Rock Album at the Grammys. :unsure: That made me do a spit take. But, um, on the bright side...congratulations to Kacey Musgraves! Well deserved IMO.

Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 11th, 2019, 12:12 pm
by fori
What was your genuine AOTY then, outdoorcats?

Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 11th, 2019, 7:39 pm
by GruesomeTwosome
outdoorcats wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 11:53 am
Also, Greta Van Fleet won Best Rock Album at the Grammys. :unsure: That made me do a spit take.
Aww man, they did?? Ugh. Wolfmother sucked balls over a decade ago when they trotted out the lame Zeppelin nostalgia, never thought it would be this popular another time around. But then again all of the nominees in this year's Best Rock Album category were utterly laughable.

Re: Music Lounge

Posted: February 12th, 2019, 1:58 am
by outdoorcats
fori wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 12:12 pm
What was your genuine AOTY then, outdoorcats?
My favorite was Negro Swan by Blood Orange (LGBT-themed R&B - check out the single Charcoal Baby). Actually, I'd put the Grammy's winner, Golden Hour, at #2 or #3 just behind it. I've been a fan of Kacey Musgraves ever since she released "Follow Your Arrow" and her new album knocked it out of the park. I usually hate the Grammy winners, so good for them? (or me I guess?)