Active Music Listening Tuesday August 26, 2014

YTD recordings listened to: 665
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 411
Not good music: 202

Honorable Mentions: 8
Buys: 11

Possibles: Boyd Rivers, Chris McGregor, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Dave Arner Trio, Bill Horist, MAKU Soundsystem, Zomby, Retox, About Group, Jello Biafra, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Kendl Winter, Bone Dance, Defeater, Sidi Toure, Lindi Ortega, Jonwayne, Christian Kjellvander, Okkyung Lee,  The Ballantynes, Debruit and Aljawal, Slidhr, The Whammies, The Chewers, La Misa Negra, Alexander Hawkins, Cheryl Pyle,  Toxic Holocaust, Equal Stones, Comeback Kid, Third Coast Kings, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Eccodek, Bio Ritmo, Pacifika, Kasai All Stars, Viet Cong, Lenguas Largas, Los Hacheros, Ruthie Foster

@@@ Tribal Seeds: Representing (Self-released, 2014).  I heard the pan flutes in the opener and I thought ‘fuck me, this is gonna blow’ but then the fattest bass commenced to wipe the floor in my headphones.  Very shiny and bass blown with a familiar sounding singer.  The lyrics are pretty standard uplifting roots messages, it might be a bit too slick sounding for my taste but the bass is ridonculus.

@@@ FaltyDL: In the Wild (Ninja Tune, 2014).  Some ambient electronic maybe morphing into something else that I got to via the CFUV weekly email.  We’re beatless thus far, second tune weird hyperventilating dude over distant piano chords and manipulations of the vocals processing wise, thereof.  It’s hipster electronica, as I hear it — not slow enough to do the gazing at sonic clouds thing, no beats for the booty bumpers out there, just twisting up the audio to show you can.  And you can, and it’s all right, and here’s a beat on the fourth tune, Do Me.  Not today fellas, not my type.

@@@ Hag Face: Rag Face (Self-released, 2014).  A hardcore punk EP/short LP I got to via the CFUV weekly email.  A little Dead Kennedys, some Jesus Lizard and a freaking out female vocalist.  Obliterating everything in its path with a shitstorm of buzz, static and feedback.

@@@ Amp Live: Headphone Concerto (Plug Research, 2014).  Oh no, a hip hop/classical/electronica record I found on the CFUV weekly email.  Computer voices that sound like they’re conducting a scientific experiment over classical piano.  I might not be long in this place, this isn’t really my cup of tea, this is just neat-o.  Bad synths, classical riffage, fake funky beats, and subpar rapping.  Adios muchachos!



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