I’m listening to a bunch of records off a CFUV playlist email from fall 2018.
Twist: Distancing — indie rock with some classic indie rock bands swirled in there. I hear some Velvet Underground, a bit of Cure, even a little retro disco action. An indie rock poo poo platter. Lots of twee, shiny guitars, dreamy female singer.
SIGSALY: Entity — dark electronic. Ooh, dark intro before it pops out in the second tune though the singer is still quite dark. Mad dramatical, straight beats a lighter version of Nine Inch Nails and less overwrought than NIN.
Kirsten Ludwig: We Get It Now — Kate Bush-y adult alternative. Lush ooh ahs, string parts, meaningful lyrics. Very stylish production, not super interesting music to me.
PC Worship: Future Phase — elements of cooked country, ambient though it goes Devo-ish right out of the gate in the second tune so maybe it’s a jumper all arounder. Some nice guitar playing and sounds, but I’m lefting wanting a bit more from this record.
Luge: Tall is Just a Feeling psych/dark rock that opens with some Doors-like drumming but comes with some fresh guitar swank over the top. Oy, then it goes pretty proggy with some Captain Beefheart type herk-a-jerk. This sure is a well thought out bucket of weirdness, the most mature and executed music I hear today. Lots of different threads here that get woven into a pretty unique sound.
YTD recordings listened to: 74
Good music, not list worthy: 41
Not good music: 32
Honorable Mentions: 0
Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Tarek Atoui, Saicobab, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Mariachi El Bronx, Pour Me a Grog, Sudan Archives, Lakou Mizik, Moodymann, Pharmakon, Alefa Madagascar, Janjao, Luge