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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #270 on: October 30, 2016, 12:31:17 AM »
 :) I can't think of anyone who needed to be at that concert more than you. So happy you got to share the music with your daughter.
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #271 on: November 03, 2016, 02:49:08 PM »
New Album of the Week; No.6

Clear Shot- Toy (release date: October 28, 2016)




I'm pleased to say listening to the album hasn't given up all its charms already, and I can keep on digging. This isn't a record where hearing the first few tracks tells you all you need to know and it even presumes to end on an unreserved magnum opus called "Cinema"; a song that reminded me of a time before double glazing and plastic frames, when a loud enough set of speakers could set the wood, the glass and the putty resonating in sympathy; a movie set in black and white Berlin. I'm not versed in My Bloody Valentine, but this form of jangly guitar music bolted to the side of a goth castle, comes from a time after The Smiths. This is a set of ten very particular moments of pop and rock. I'd call the vocals "matter of fact"; sung from an old worn armchair; he puts down a mug of tea or a bottle of whisky on the chair's arm to insert his lyrics under the folds of a small moon of sound. Bands like Ride used to do this synthesis very well; lesser known ones like The Pastels as well. I'm not too sure if they are looking at the charts, but their proficiency means they can knock out a skew-wiffy pop song like "I'm Still Believing" for the kids; if the kids still exist. Or they can exercise the sort of tension that gets a crowd bouncing at the exact tempo of the universe.

I may like this band more than I like this album. I'm happy it'll take another week of immersion to find out.

Top tracks; Fast Silver/ I'm Still Believing

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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #272 on: November 03, 2016, 03:22:43 PM »
Love your comment on the writing at the end.
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #273 on: November 07, 2016, 01:31:00 PM »
Got my Brian Wilson ticket today!
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #274 on: November 07, 2016, 03:38:49 PM »
Got my Brian Wilson ticket today!

I was lying in bed today, which is close to the same thing.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #275 on: November 09, 2016, 12:10:45 PM »
New Album of the Week; No.7

Let Them Eat Chaos- Kate Tempest (release date: October 7, 2016)




Europe is lost, America lost, London lost
Still we are clamouring victory
All that is meaningless rules
We have learned nothing from history
The people are dead in their lifetimes
Dazed in the shine of the streets
But look how the traffic's still moving
System’s too slick to stop working
Business is good, and there’s bands every night in the pubs
And there’s two for one drinks in the clubs
And we scrubbed up well
Washed off the work and the stress
And now all we want’s some excess
Better yet; a night to remember that we’ll soon forget
All of the blood that was bled for these cities to grow
All of the bodies that fell
The roots that were dug from the earth
So these games could be played
I see it tonight in the stains on my hands
The buildings are screaming
I can't ask for help though, nobody knows me
Hostile, worried, lonely
We move in our packs and these are the rights we were born to
Working and working so we can be all that we want
Then dancing the drudgery off
But even the drugs have got boring
Well, sex is still good when you get it

To sleep, to dream, to keep the dream in reach
To each a dream, don’t weep, don’t scream
Just keep it in, keep sleeping in
What am I gonna do to wake up?


-Europe Is Lost

Seven people all awake at 4:18 in the morning with a storm coming in; a lady back from a double shift of social care, a young professional earning loads but not sure why he isn't happy. As a concept, it suits Kate Tempest to don a different character for each song before she brings them all together. Tempest the poet, Tempest the rapper, Tempest the narrator; so she can move between each form; like Mike Skinner's "A Grand Don't Come For Free" the story form fits the song construction. The words can read as poetry and stand alone, but like old French poetry it is supposed to be accompanied by music. In this case, a relaxed tripping set of beats and bass, to suit a cold early morning setting; the sort of moment in time when you worry about the world.

Poetry and rapping never seem to be confused; Skinner and the Rasta poet of my youth Linton Kwesi Johnson could flip between whichever seemed most appropriate; including breaking into song for a line. Tempest speaks a lingo that is slightly different from the one I grew up with because patois has become such an integral part of the London accent; so racial integration, which started in my generation has properly turned the city the colour of latte 40 years later. Skinner slightly adopted the London vibe from outside but this sounds 100% the real deal. There's a genuine lack of compromise and a tension; she talks about wondering what happen to streets that are meant to make her shudder; an unattractive threat? The energy of mean streets can be used or run away from; but it's unfakeable. Kate ain't fake.

Top tracks; Europe is Lost/ Don't Fall In
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #276 on: November 13, 2016, 02:37:03 PM »
Went back and re-listened to this year's Frightened Rabbit, because it had been out for a while and I've kind of gotten away from it.

So good. So full of heart and sorrow and sad guitars.
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #277 on: November 13, 2016, 02:48:32 PM »
Yup, I liked that one a lot.
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #278 on: November 14, 2016, 07:30:40 AM »
Also, really loving the new Conor Oberst album, which is just him and a guitar or piano and harmonica. Really sweet stuff.
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #279 on: November 14, 2016, 05:03:00 PM »
New A Tribe Called Quest.
So far 4 tracks in/ solid flow, great beats and samples.
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