@@@ Warm Soda: I Don’t Wanna Grow Up (Castle Face, 2017) Off this week’s All Music weekly email. These guys own mad Ramones/Strokes records. Big vocal hooks, rock guitars, rock drumming. Rock, rock, rock ‘n roll high school. I don’t hate this music, I don’t find it particularly interesting. But if you like the Ramones and the Strokes you might love it.
@@@ Gas: Narkopop (Kompakt, 2017) Ambient techno also off this week’s All Music notable release email. This first track is a floater with no beats and a tad of classical symphony shards. This is a monster shot of 2.5 hours of ambient music but we’re just gonna dip in for a few spoonfuls. Thus far he’s putting the narco- in it for sure. Imma sleepy peanut over here. The second track is unfolding slowly as well — I’m not opposed to that but I do have things to do today. I think if you’re gonna do this you gotta have such ridiculous face ripping minimalist shit going on to make me feel mesmerized. This record could be the soundtrack for a stoned Hobbit movie where they just smoke it up and wander around the forest looking for Gandalf.
YTD recordings listened to: 261
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 143
Not good music: 96
Honorable Mentions: 1
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Power Trip, Reverend Payton, J.I.D., Oddisee