21 Dec 2014, 21:38 by wolowina-saute
20 Dec 2014, 18:58 by kompaanWardruna - Runaljod - Yggdrasil
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
Chelsea Wolfe - Pain Is Beauty
Distel - puur
Camera - Radiate!
Rosetta - The Anaesthete
Arve Henriksen - Places of Worship
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
Cesair - Dies, Nox et Omnia
Mountains - Centralia
Tropic of Cancer - Restless Idylls
Cult of Luna - Vertikal
Forest Swords - Engravings
21 Nov 2014, 14:13 by silkncakeI've been collecting vinyl records for a while now - roughly over 3 years ago. It started somewhat when I got my first turntable at 19 or 20 (I can't recall exactly). It grew into something like a hobby when I got a Pro-Ject Debut III for my 21st birthday.
It actually started being a hobby proper when I started work in Hobart in July 2013. Working in the centre of the city meant I was close to a few second hand record stores. I made it a "thing" to go on long Friday lunch breaks for record shopping. In the four months I was there, I picked up a couple of notable records - the Australian pressing of The Smiths' The Queen is Dead being the stand-out. In terms of new records, Talk Talk's Laughing Stock was the stand-out find in Hobart.
Fast-forward a year, and I've been vinyl hunting as a hobby proper in Canberra since January. The two major highlights that come to mind in my time here have been obtaining Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' The Good Son and Neil Young's Time Fades Away.
4 Nov 2014, 07:08 by ConsumerComradeI've seen a lot of live shows this year. Some of the national acts I caught were Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mark Lanegan, Boris and Wolves in the Throne Room. Mostly though I checked out local artists. I probably saw half the gigs my friends in anticulture played. Too bad they broke up. Fortunately a couple of them are also in Powerhitter which is still going strong. They are in the same vein as Melvins, Tool and Helmet. I don't think they have a last.fm page yet but you can find them here http://www.reverbnation.com/powerhitter if you're interested.
9 Jun 2014, 05:54 by SometimeWorldIntro.
My apologies dear readers for this six month late entry. A lot of things have happened in 2014 that have really forced me to put music on the back-burner. Having said that however I do think 2013 was one of the better years in the last five or so as far as music was concerned. So many fantastic records really made it difficult to order my list so whenever I got a bit of free time i painstakingly chopped and changed until I arrived at this seemingly end result. I hope you enjoy. Let me know what you agree/disagree with or give us a shout as to what records I may have missed last year. Cheers :)
#50 Akron/Family - Sub Verses
I've always been aware of this Portlandian three-piece experimental rock group but never really took notice until their fantastic previous album 'S/T II:The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT'. That record had this perfect balance of heavy psych and soft ethereal folk that permeated with a real spiritual force. …
25 May 2014, 17:25 by ende_neu81...maggio? addirittura a maggio?? PRESTISSIMO!!! e allora... SOTTO!
*** LIVELLO ZERO ***
Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld - Still Smiling
è vero, l'ho snobbato fino a inizio primavera di quest'anno, perchè... "perchè sarà la solita collaborazione del cazzo col Blixa!", perchè sono anni che attendo il nuovo Neubauten e quindi tutti i progetti paralleli mi sembrano solo perdite di tempo e poi... poi mi sono deciso ad ascoltarlo. ma sempre senza convinzione, sempre con molto -ingiustificato- snobbismo.
e ora è qua. il solo, l'unico. l'eletto che siede sul trono.
questo è l'unico disco del 2013 del quale non solo mi sento di dire 'si, tutto figo, tante belle cose', ma che va OLTRE, che prescinde.
quindi abbiamo Teho Teardo, che è uno di quei nomi probabilmente ignoti ai più ma dal curriculum abnorme. di Blixa Bargeld, invece, credo sia legittimo non dire nulla.
28 Apr 2014, 03:01 by refractionsI've been wanting to cast a vote in the APRA (Australian Performing Rights Association) Song of the Year contest for a while. I don't often listen to new music these days so it's refreshing to get back into it.
First off I just have to say, with music, I'm generally not dismissive or unnecessarily critical. But I had one vote to cast and I wanted to make it count… so you kind of have to go for flaws, it makes the choice easier. I liked a lot of the songs!! Moreover I don't know some of these artists at all so I chose to listen to the ones I knew or thought I'd like. This could be deemed unfair and it is, but I just couldn't be bothered listening to them all. Given the amount of listening and thinking I was doing anyway, I decided to make it a review.... I hope you enjoy.
The Drones - A Moat You Can Stand In - didn't listen
Empire of the Sun - Alive - good hook, chorus has some interesting chords near the end. Probably not my first choice. …
1 Feb 2014, 06:25 by musicishorribleComing up
24/11/14 Mono @ Tavastia
07/05/14 Manic Street Preachers @ the Circus
U-Express Live 2014 @ さいたまスーパーアリーナ
ASOBINITE!!! きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ 21st Birthday Special @ ageHa
31/01/14 綾小路翔and The Night Riders
M.A.S.F. 5th Anniversary @ 新代田 FEVER
18/01/14 Boris With Merzbow
Flow Festival 2013 @ Suvilahti
11/08/13 Godspeed You! Black Emperor
11/08/13 Public Enemy
10/08/13 Beach House
10/08/13 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
10/08/13 My Bloody Valentine
10/08/13 Jens Lekman
10/08/13 Parquet Courts
10/08/13 Pää Kii
09/08/13 Alicia Keys
09/08/13 Cat Power
09/08/13 Kendrick Lamar
09/08/13 Minä ja Ville Ahonen
07/08/13 The Knife
Kuudes Aisti Festival 2013 @ Kuudes Linja
05/07/13 Murcof & Philippe Petit
28 Jan 2014, 19:37 by darkest_shiningEleventh He Reaches London - Bānhūs
Iva Bittová - s/t
Vespero - Droga
SubRosa - More Constant Than The Gods
Blood Ceremony - The Eldritch Dark
Beastmilk - Climax
Lycia - Quiet Moments
Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld - Still Smiling
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
Corrections House - Last City Zero
Wieże Fabryk - Cel i światło
DAAU - Eight Definitions
David Bowie - The Next Day
Umberto - Confrontations
The Drones - I See Seaweed
Soror Dolorosa - No More Heroes
True Widow - Circumambulation
Guapo - History Of The Visitation
Motorpsycho - Still Life With Eggplant
Causa Sui - Euporie Tide
Lebanon Hanover - Tomb For Two
Cyclopean - s/t
Wolf People - Fain
Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)
Bloody Dead and Sexy - Bad Ambient
Krobak – Little Victories
Blessure Grave - The Flashing
Master Musicians of Bukkake - Far West
Cold Comfort - Modern Crypts
Drop Sum - Hive
Papir - Papir III
Kaboom Karavan - Hokus Fokus
Disappears - Era
25 Jan 2014, 23:14 by daily-howlalt-J
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Queens of the Stone Age
Giacomo Puccini's Tosca