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Postby zinger » Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:32 am

I haven't that yet, but I will have to download it some day.

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Postby RadiantSvgun » Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:27 pm

GP, any good Blues or Jazz over there?
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Postby Gaijin Punch » Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:51 am

RadiantSvgun wrote:GP, any good Blues or Jazz over there?


Tons of jazz. All you have to do is go to any cigar bar. They generally have live music every night. Did you ever see Lost in Translation? That bar (New York Bar & Grill in the Park Tower) will always have some type of performer. They generally do 2-3 month stints. Meduro in Roppongi Hills (just went the other night), Tableaux in Daikanyama. They're almost always foreigners though, although sometimes living in Japan.
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Postby CIT Seven Force » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:03 pm

One of my current faves, even though it's old:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5B--QcKHjY

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Postby zinger » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:04 pm

citcelaid wrote:One of my current faves, even though it's old:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5B--QcKHjY


Yeah, great stuff. I've been listening a lot to old techno and Detroit-ish electro lately. For instance, I've been exploring Drexciya and the tens of different aliases they use, including their ventures into almost frightening ambient stuff.

I made a muxtape with some highlights from them, it samples some of their different styles. First track is a 12 minute sound paradise. Listen: http://drexciya.muxtape.com/

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Postby Macaw » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:57 am

Ara Ararauna, Blue and Gold Macaw, 32-34 inches
They are adaptable, and enjoy being in social situations. They readily become adept at performing tricks, and seem to love doing so. Cost:$900-1400

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Postby Gaijin Punch » Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:36 am

I got something recently which was great, and like a dipshit forgot to write about it. There's been a few things actually, but just been busy. I did hit a bit of a stump though where I got a lot of things that are just "very good"... not quite enough to rave about. Maybe I'll be dazzled later.
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Postby EOJ » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:04 am

Have you heard Blonde Redhead's 2007 album '23', GP? If not, get on it. Awesome album.

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Postby innerpattern » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:10 am

Highly recommend Gas - Nah und Fern
Small box set with all four of their albums reissued. Been listening to it for the last few days and it's pure bliss. ;)

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Postby Gaijin Punch » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:59 am

4AD is still putting stuff out? Didn't know that. I used to live for This Mortal Coil. Just hated all the goth morons that you get lumped together with.

I thought I had a Gas album here somewhere, but apparently I was mistaken.
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Postby EOJ » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:01 am

Yeah, 4AD still pumps out records, and has put out some great stuff over the years: Dead Can Dance is a fave of mine, along with Lush and Mojave 3.

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Postby innerpattern » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:35 am

EOJ wrote:Have you heard Blonde Redhead's 2007 album '23', GP? If not, get on it. Awesome album.


I think "Misery is a Butterfly" was better. "23" isn't too bad though.

Anyone like pretty, hypnotic, acoustic guitar noodling? If so check out James Blackshaw's new album "Litany of Echoes". I have all of his albums and the new one is among the best.

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Postby Gaijin Punch » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:04 am

I downloaded Hammock's Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow a few weeks ago. It's very nice. Ambient guitar. Sounds like really, really mellow Cocteau Twins.

Herrmann & Kleine: Our Noise (this isn't even that new) is something I stumbled across and it is simply amazing.
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Postby EOJ » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:19 pm

Nice choices, GP. I'll have to check out that Hammock record, I just have their 'Kenotic' LP, which is pretty good.

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Postby Gaijin Punch » Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:38 am

If you like 'Our Noise' then look for 'Kickboard Girl EP'. It's fantastic. These guys only did a few collaborations. They've got some solo stuff that's also good, but these two are tops.
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Postby innerpattern » Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:08 am

Herrmann & Kleine is good stuff, very light and relaxing.

One of my favorite light/relaxing ambient albums is Mum's - Finally We Are No One

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Postby Gaijin Punch » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:30 am

innerpattern wrote:One of my favorite light/relaxing ambient albums is Mum's - Finally We Are No One


Yeah, got that one. I can't seem to get into it unless it's the winter though. Something about the mood.
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Postby Gaijin Punch » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:11 pm

Gaijin Punch wrote:If you like 'Our Noise' then look for 'Kickboard Girl EP'.


I can't stop playing these two. What the fuck happened to these guys? O_o
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Postby innerpattern » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:08 am

I'm not sure, but try some To Rococo Rot for more lightly goodness.

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Postby innerpattern » Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:38 am

Midori (繝溘ラ繝ェ) - First (繝輔ぃ繝シ繧ケ繝

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Postby innerpattern » Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:10 am

Tape - Luminariam (2008)
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Postby Gaijin Punch » Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:02 pm

Awesome live version of Song to the Siren.
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This is really old, as it's before Liz Frazier started looking somewhat goofy and overly androdgenous... or however the fuck you spell that word. This also illustrates what a rockin' voice she has, as it is comparable to her studio voice. Great tune. Been listening to it for years.
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Postby innerpattern » Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:57 am

Cocteu twins are decent but I'll never like them as much as MBV


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