26 Nov 2011, 17:58 by kmullin
19 Apr 2007, 09:02 by CylobIt could so easilly have been 200, but we stopped for a breather.
100 GREAT POST-ROCK ALBUMS!
Compiled at MAC.
...Of Sinking Ships - s/t (2006)
1 Mile North - Minor Shadows (2003)
65daysofstatic - One Time For All Time (2005)
65daysofstatic - The Fall of Math (2004)
A Silver Mt. Zion - Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upward (2001)
Aereogramme - Sleep and Release (2003)
Aerial M - "As Performed By..." (1997)
The Album Leaf - In A Safe Place (2004)
All Angels Gone - Quietly (2005)
Arovane - Tides (2000)
The Ascent Of Everest - How Lonely Sits the City (2006)
Asha Vida - Nature's Clumsy Hand (2000)
Bailter Space - Robot World (1993)
Bardo Pond - Lapsed (1997)
Bark Psychosis - Hex (1994)
Beef Terminal - Anger Do Not Enter (2006)
The Books - The Lemon of Pink (2004)
Bright Red Paper - Bright Red Paper (2005)
Boris - Flood (2004)
Boxhead Ensemble - Quartets (2003)
Broadway Project - The Vessel (2003)
2 Oct 2006, 17:49 by beelzbubbaWell, yesterday was October 1 and I increased my subscritption to 90 tunes. I got the third volume of Guinea: An Anthology Of The Mandingo Balaphone. Love it. That solid tip came from talking_animal, who has yet to point me in the wrong direction. Thought about also getting vols. 1 & 2, but while I was looking, I also dl'd Believe, Macha, Selwa, Ekstasis Live, Horse Stories, The Turning Point Soundtrack, Underground Railroad(disk 1), and - Silver Apples of the Moon. So I ran out of month before I ran out of balafon music. I have El Hadj Djely Sory Kouyate saved for later--like November 1 and December 1.
Now as far as those other artists above...John Mayall gave a start to many a Brit bluesman's career and the Turning Point finds him transitioning from the band with Mick Taylor to one with John Mark and Johnny Almond. This disk is a live set recorded in various locales just after the departure of Mick Taylor from his band to...the Rolling Stones. But probably this one is for already converted Mayall fans. Like me.
26 May 2006, 18:53 by beelzbubbaI dunno how DontLetsStart's request for vocal jazz got me down this trail, but I guess it might have been bigsexyshaq's warning that bebop+vocals/=pleasing results. I had to agree mostly (that's why I thought Manhattan Transfer would not be a good starting point for DLS).
But I also thought that a lot of the jive vocals of Slim & Slam and the like are dangerously close to bebop, seeing as bop came out of the same idiom and many of the vocal scatting repertoire of bebop-jazz vocals share the same birth-momma as jive and swing.
So I started looking at my (non-iTunes-stored) music for instances of jazz vocals that might fit DLS's niche. Which led me to examine my top last.fm artists and a self-reflection that left me dissatisfied with the picture last.fm and I have painted of myself. Five artists in my top 25 are ones that I like, sure, but I am not at all that aware that I play them or even seek them out to play--Gorillaz, Frank Zappa, Painkiller, Skratch Bastid, and Coldcut. …