@@@ Fold: Netflix & Chill EP (AUS, 2015). As advertised in the record title, some chill electronica off the Beats highlights page. A good measure of thump, some sandpaper scratching, a shaker — all building as a digital blank-wank twerks its way to the front. Oh, here’s a switch with an MC making an appearance and then back to the upscale club swankin’. Man I want a cappuccino and some nice shoes right now, why is that? I’ve moved to the second track and it’s starting out standard drum machine. Unt-ss, unt-ss get my black clothes out! I like the dub threads in the production and the pace of the way the music morphs but ya know, it’s still bright red club lipstick bidness and sounds.
@@@ Quaternity: Sabbath Assembly (Svart, 2015). Off my heavy metal email that I get every week. We’re going’ full 666/horns up on this one. Church organ, female Lord of the Rings prelude to the appearance of the Beast. Whew, that was a long intro, Imma bout ready to get stomped and now acoustic guitar. What does man have to do to get his heavy metal beatdown? Here’s the big shredding guitar and strummed acoustic — I want my Satan and I want him now. I’m out after this second song if I don’t get roughed up. This second song is taking forever, it’s basically a Pink Floyd record about Satan. Stoned out, slow, and trippy music about Satan. Will wonders never cease?
@@@ Enforcer: From Beyond (Nuclear Blast, 2015). Some old school metal also off my heavy metal music email. More than a schmear of Motley Crue, with some pubes of the Scorpion. Classic metal rhythm guitar playing and a singer that sounds like he’s had a rag tied around his dick and he’s screaming at the moon. The drummer is workin’ here people, give him some love.
YTD recordings listened to: 919
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 519
Not good music: 318
Honorable Mentions: 21
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