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1 album, 1+ listen/day for one week. Recommend something.

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Re: 1 album, 1+ listen/day for one week. Recommend something.

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Post by brokenface » May 18th, 2020, 9:42 am

joachimt wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 9:19 am
I hate the 60 min rule. :verymad:
Sounds like a very sensible precaution against prog tehe

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Post by Armoreska » May 18th, 2020, 9:53 am

methinks most prog albums are much shorter than 60 actually
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currently working towards a vegan/low waste world + thru such film lists (besides TV): 2010s bests, RW Fassbinder, Luis Bunuel, Yasujiro Ozu, Eric Rohmer, Visual Effects nominees, kid-related stuff, great animes (mini-serie or feature), very 80s movies, 17+ sci-fi lists on watchlist, ENVIRO, remarkable Silent Films and Pre-Code (exploring 1925 atm) and every shorts and docu list I'm aware of and
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and "Gordon" Liu Chia-Hui/Liu Chia-Liang and Yuen Woo-ping and "Sammo" Hung Kam-bo

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#163

Post by sebby » May 18th, 2020, 9:54 am

We're at 7. One spot left for someone who wants a middly-aged misanthrope to toss shit on something they hold dear.

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#164

Post by Onderhond » May 18th, 2020, 9:57 am

Did you see my submission? Dälek - Absence
I count 8 entries already :)

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Post by Armoreska » May 18th, 2020, 10:05 am

Onderhond wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 9:57 am
Did you see my submission? Dälek - Absence
I count 8 entries already :)
Someone must be getting the silent refusal :)
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currently working towards a vegan/low waste world + thru such film lists (besides TV): 2010s bests, RW Fassbinder, Luis Bunuel, Yasujiro Ozu, Eric Rohmer, Visual Effects nominees, kid-related stuff, great animes (mini-serie or feature), very 80s movies, 17+ sci-fi lists on watchlist, ENVIRO, remarkable Silent Films and Pre-Code (exploring 1925 atm) and every shorts and docu list I'm aware of and
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
and "Gordon" Liu Chia-Hui/Liu Chia-Liang and Yuen Woo-ping and "Sammo" Hung Kam-bo

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#166

Post by sebby » May 18th, 2020, 10:08 am

Well look at me, being so Absence-minded.

We're at 8. No more recs. Thoughts on Loma and Miranda Sex Garden coming soon.

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#167

Post by Onderhond » May 18th, 2020, 10:31 am

Armoreska wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 10:05 am
Onderhond wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 9:57 am
Did you see my submission? Dälek - Absence
I count 8 entries already :)
Someone must be getting the silent refusal :)
If you think I'm gonna let the chance to spoil someone's week go to waste, think again!

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#168

Post by Pretentious Hipster » May 18th, 2020, 10:48 am

The Dalek album is easily one of my favourite hip hop albums.

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Post by Onderhond » May 18th, 2020, 10:50 am

Pretentious Hipster wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 10:48 am
The Dalek album is easily one of my favourite hip hop albums.
Yeah, same here. A lot of great stuff was made on the verge of hip-hop & electronic.

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#170

Post by brokenface » May 18th, 2020, 10:56 am

Onderhond wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 10:50 am
Pretentious Hipster wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 10:48 am
The Dalek album is easily one of my favourite hip hop albums.
Yeah, same here. A lot of great stuff was made on the verge of hip-hop & electronic.
Saw Dalek at a festival last year, they still going good

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#171

Post by joachimt » May 18th, 2020, 11:36 am

Armoreska wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 9:53 am
methinks most prog albums are much shorter than 60 actually
Not the ones I love. A few examples of albums I was considering:

Transatlantic - The Whirlwind
Devin Townsend - Empath
Haken - The Mountain
Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
Leprous - The Congregation
Ayreon - The Human Equation (or any other album, but they are all over 60 min, most are doubles)
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Post by PGonzalez » May 18th, 2020, 2:57 pm

sebby wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 7:35 am
PGonzalez wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 2:28 am
Going in blind, but

Mal Waldron - All Alone
Not familiar with Mal Waldron but fuckin finally some jazz.
You probably know some of his work (he played with Mingus on Blues & Roots and with Eric Dolphy on Far Cry, to name just two), but yeah, his solo stuff usually flies under the radar.

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Post by sebby » May 19th, 2020, 8:09 am

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Miranda Sex Garden - Fairytales of Slavery (1994)

Days 1-7, Listens 1-7

This did not work for me. I don't like the vox and the panoramic sludgy gothy dark wave soundscape didn't tickle me at all. I would have preferred something that felt smaller and chillier. With different vox.

Final verdict: 1/5

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#174

Post by sebby » May 19th, 2020, 8:20 am

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Loma - Loma (2018)

Days 1-7, Listens 1-7

This almost worked for me. Kind of a hard record to pin down with words. It sounds like lots of things I've heard before -- mainly It band indie shit that was popular a decade ago to 5 years ago -- churned together to create something ever so slightly novel. But that's not nearly enough to be engaging. As with the MSG album, once again not digging these try-hard female vox. Kind of an oddness to them, sounds like a music teacher reading off a lyric sheet after chasing a cup of coffee with a valium. "Relay Runner" is kind of nice. No other standouts.

Final verdict: 1.5/5

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Post by brokenface » May 19th, 2020, 9:52 am

1.5 is better than 1, I guess :ermm: I think it has a bit of trip-hop/Portishead influence

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » May 19th, 2020, 11:02 am

The oxbow album probably has my all time favourite vocal performance. Very manic and avant-garde, but very emotional and you can definitely hear the talent. I usually find mixing an orchestra with rock music to be a turn off but it somehow works here. There are touched of noisy dissonance with the guitars and orchestra but it's rarely there.

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