Dez 30 2014, 14h32 por nassuttaja2It is once again time to list some stuff. It is also once again time for me to wonder why the hell I always leave making this list to the last couple of weeks before the year ends. One would think that I'd learn something from a mistake I have now made for five years in a row... oh well. I recently went through my lists from 2012 and 2013, and I am surprised by how well they still hold up in 2014 (in the lists from 2009 to 2011 things start to get a bit funky). I guess my taste hasn't changed that radically over the last three or so years in terms of disliking things I have liked in the past, but the scale of my listening habits has definitely grown in terms of new interests. As always, this year's list is very much all over the place, but that is how I like it. This is a true representation of the type of stuff that I enjoy listening to on a daily basis. None of the albums listed made it because I thought they deserved to be included, but because I wanted them to be included.
Nov 8 2014, 14h02 por tomlinson666For documentation purposes so I can look back on this in 3 years and cringe.
1. Burial - Untrue
Future garage, dubstep, ambient
2. Arthur Russell - World of Echo
Ambient pop, art pop, experimental
3. Boris - Flood
Drone, minimalism, post-rock
4. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
Art pop, new wave
5. Talking Heads - Remain in Light
New wave, funk, art rock
6. J Dilla - Donuts
Instrumental hip-hop, soul
7. Kanye West - Yeezus
8. Tiny Tim - God Bless Tiny Tim
9. Iron Maiden - Brave New World
10. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Hip-hop, art pop
11. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
12. My Chemical Romance - I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
Post-hardcore, emo, pop punk
13. Prince - Purple Rain
Synth funk, pop rock
14. Rustie - Glass Swords
Dubstep, synth funk, trap
Mar 6 2013, 10h47 por metadenAssuck's entire discography, Nasum's "Inhale/Exhale", Pig Destroyer's "Prowler In the Yard", Brutal Truth's first two albums, Carcass' "Reek of Putrefaction", Terrorizer-"World Downfall", Extreme Noise Terror-"Holocaust In Your Head", Repulsion's "Horrified", Discordance Axis discography, S.O.B.'s "Don't Be Swindle", Napalm Death -"Mentally Murdered EP" and General Surgery's "Necrology" EP
--taken from here
Dez 29 2012, 15h54 por nassuttaja2I tried my best to add some commentary this year. It's not much, but at least there's something about every release. Writing an in-depth analysis on 95, or even 30, releases is not my idea of a good time.
Some of the releases can be downloaded legally for free from Bandcamp. I will not check which ones specifically, but thedowngoing, Usko and Dark Cloak should be there. Some others, like False Light, Syntax and Water Torture, can be downloaded for free from Grindcore Karaoke. I just revealed 1/3 of my EP list... oh well.
Honorable mentions: A Place to Bury Strangers, Alcest, Alkerdeel, Arkhamin Kirjasto, Baroness, Bastard Deceiver, Bosse-de-Nage, Cattle Decapitation, Coffins, Deftones, Desecresy, Dysrhythmia, Flourishing, Flying Lotus, Four Tet, Goatwhore, Horrendous, Kendrick Lamar, Meshuggah, Necro Deathmort, Nihill, Nile, Noisear, Pharaoh Overlord, Plague Widow, Protestant, Tame Impala, Torch Runner, Tragedy, War from a Harlots Mouth, Wrathprayer
Top 5 splits
Mar 23 2012, 22h55 por YoQueSe66601- Repulsion - Horrified (1989) (+death)
02- Napalm Death - Scum (1987) (+crust punk)
03- Terrorizer - World Downfall (1989) (+death)
04- Siege - Drop Dead (1984) (+hardcore punk)
05- Napalm Death - From Enslavement To Obliteration (1988)
06- Pig Destroyer - Phantom Limb (2007)
07- Brutal Truth - Need to Control
08- Discordance Axis - The Inalienable Dreamless (2001)
09- Napalm Death - Mentally Murdered EP (1989) (+death)
10- Disrupt - Unrest (1994)
11- Napalm Death - Enemy of the Music Business (2000) (+death)
12- Pig Destroyer - Prowler In the Yard (2001)
13- Brutal Truth - Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses (1992) (+death)
14- Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction (1988) (+goregrind)
15- Rotten Sound - Murderworks (2002)
16- Nasum - Human 2.0 (2000)
17- Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law (1988)
18- Assück - Misery Index (1997) (+death)
19- Napalm Death - The Peel Sessions
20- Impetigo - Horror of the Zombies (1992) (+goregrind/death)
Nov 18 2011, 0h54 por Omega_Switch22BSo I've decided to relist my catalog my vinyl collection here because I got really bored one day and decided to type all of this shit out- the thought of such boredness brings me much sadness, but I could've just sat staring at the wall, so given that thought this isn't such a pointless post. I'll post another journal entry at some point with some pics of the particularly beautiful vinyl.
If anyone is interested in trading or buying/selling, feel free to message me or comment.
Blonde Redhead- 23
The Flaming Lips- Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Herbie Hancock- Head Hunters
Neurosis- Enemy of the Sun
Talk Talk- The Colour of Spring
Vaste Air- Elixir
µ-Ziq- Tango N' Vectif (Rephlex 1993, 2xLP)
µ-Ziq- Bluff Limbo (Rephlex 1994, 12'')
µ-Ziq- Lunatic Harness (Planet Mu 1997, 2xLP)
A Tribe Called Quest- The Low End Theory (2xLP)
Abigor- Fractal Possession (End All Life 2007, 2xLP gatefold)
Fev 2 2011, 22h52 por zmajeeecephalochromoscope]
I know I'm late. Can't travel back in time, anyhow. If I had to, I'd say that 2010 took the cake in the sludge / slower department in general; bands like Thou, Harvey Milk, Cough, The Body, the new, improved version of Bastard Noise, and much, much more (and sure, I've missed some potentially ace / probably metal ones, e.g. the new Immolation, but I don't really care to hear about it unless it's grind). Not to worry, though, 'cause I've suffered through a great lot of blastbeats anyhow. Deliberately ignoring a lot of titles like, uh, the new Rotten Sound EP, there was still a metric fuckton of boring, vapid, cliched material left to feed on my compulsive urges, so here's a belated New Year's Fuck You to myself. Before indulging into the humongous, cryptic pile of text below (an overview of 2010 releases without a rating system), stop idolizing and romanticizing whatever shit you like to listen to. If you wished to do so, you could download just about any of these releases by typing the band name…
Jan 31 2011, 2h51 por P_cellI was bored, procrastinating on university readings and essays so I decided to make this list. Looking back on it 2008 was such a sick year. This will be a little different just because it's in retrospect.
1. Invincible - ShapeShifters
Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
Truly inspiring. What an album!
This has easily climbed to the top of my favourite hip hop albums of all time, and is one of my favourite albums in general. Not only are the beats continuously excellent, fresh, and attention grabbing, so are the lyrics and overall theme: continuous change to meet challenges, not just expecting the outside to change but to learn from mistakes to change yourself. Creative, intelligent, relevant, sharp all the way through. The various topics covered range from the Israel-Palestinian conflict, "crabs-in-a-barrel" mentality fostered among rappers…
Jan 4 2011, 18h38 por zmajeeeWhat is "sketchgrind"?
In the end, it's just grind.
c/p from Cephalochromoscope:
"鞠螺千世 (KiKurachiyo) no. 2, much faster and noisier and goddamn sketchy (open the blue schematic above for the tracklist counting ten minutes & forty-four seconds). I can't promise that you'll like it, even if you liked Satan Samurai ¤REC Pirate Force, 'cause, while it's still punk as fuck, it has gone a bit into the abstract and came to be with a somewhat specific approach in the first place, one that we dubbed "sketchgrind" ('cause I'd rather use a term made-up a bit less predictably than post-grind, hahaha... just kidding). Specifically, what if one could play / act-out grind in stream of consciousness, much like writers such as Woolf, Kerouac, Faulkner attempted, or, perhaps much more similarly, what the alleged surrealist application of "automatism" claimed to apply (e.g. Breton). I mean - in regard of using a blank piece of paper…
Jun 22 2010, 1h26 por LankoffCategory 1: I love deeply. I drum along to full micro-opuses at the bus stop. Deepest drumset influence. Love drum production. I chug espresso to.
The Holy Vehm ... release a full-length, dammit.
As The Sun Sets
The Sawtooth Grin
Dillinger Escape Plan
Head Wound City
Hella ... for slightly different reasons
Fantômas ... especially Page 6
Slayer ... God listens to Slayer.
Category 1.5: I respect as much as category 1, but listen to less often.
Hayaino Daisuki ... but for all intents and purposes category 1
Wolves in the Throne Room
Krallice ... taking months to digest
Electro Quarterstaff ... taking weeks to digest
Category 2: I love marginally less than category 1, usually because of slightly less impressive drumming or worse production. But don't get me wrong; I'm still obsessed.