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bblackwood

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What are your current favorites?
« on: April 23, 2004, 01:45:09 am »

What are your current favorite release? What do you find yourself listening to over and over again? Whether it be for the engineering and/or musical qualities, what do you love to listen to right now?
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Re: What are your current favorites?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2004, 06:01:40 am »

Hi Brad,

My Current fave´s..are

Lyle Lowett "Joshua Judges Ruth", and Jennifer Warnes "The well"

Kind regards

Peter
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Re: What are your current favorites?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2004, 06:19:28 am »

All the old Rainbow records. Which is remastered at sane levels by the way.  
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Re: What are your current favorites?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2004, 07:21:42 am »

Currently in most frequent rotation:

Candlemass: Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
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Re: What are your current favorites?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2004, 10:53:40 am »

Hot Snakes - Suicide Invoice. Super loud and compressed in a totally appropriate rocking kind of way.

T.Rex - Electric Warrior. Great tunes.

Michael Jackson - Dangerous. Better than Bad, it's good.

I guess most of these aren't current...
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Re: What are your current favorites?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2004, 11:28:03 am »

that hot snakes record RULES.  i'll have to pull it back out now that you mention it.  it's good to have "drive like jehu" back in action....sorta.

John Vanderslice = Cellar Door, incredible record.  john goes a slightly different direction with his writing, and nails it.  production is simply superb, and the detail given to each song makes it a record worth owning ona sonic level alone.  the imagery john paints with lyrics always leaves you wondering what hand of cards he was delt, of if he's just a great story teller.

Bjork = Homogenic, when bjork opens her mouth, she has my attnetion.  her voice, melodies, counter melodies are so infectious and brilliant you just can't stop listening.  i'll back up a bridge part just to try and figure out how she came up with that (and i never fast forward or rewind).  only peter grabriel can bend my emotions to his will like brjork can.  truly brilliant artist she is.

Juno = a future lived in past tense, i haven't stopped spinning this disc since i got it three years ago, that should say enough!

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Re: What are your current favorites?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2004, 12:32:21 pm »

My favourite record for some years now:
Dave Mattews' Band: before these crowed streets.

Great songs, great musicians and great sound!

Greetings,
Dirk
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Re: What are your current favorites?
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2004, 01:12:52 pm »

Discordance Axis - the inalienable dreamless

Although I'm not too fond of the production on this record, it's one of the few grind records that I've heard where the drums aren't all smashed to hell. The snare gets a litte quieter during blast beats, but hey, that's ok. That's how it works. It's called dynamics. Dynamics in metal? Wha happan? It really works well for this album. Of course, Witte is an unbelievable drummer, so that helps too...


Tortoise - it's all around you

One of the only bands doing anything exciting these days. This record is by far the most subtle of their catalogue, some people are calling it "boring", but for us audio geeks it is a feast. So many little audio treats! John McEntire is by far the most innovative engineer out there these days (in my opinion). Keying the cymbal comp with the high hat? Fucking genius! If you like clever studio trickery then check this shit out.
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Re: What are your current favorites?
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2004, 02:58:54 pm »

I've spent more time in the last few weeks listening to "Etta James Rocks The House" (a live recording from about 1963) and Hayseed Dixie's "Hillbilly Tribute to Mountain Love" than anything else. It's all about the performances.
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Re: What are your current favorites?
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2004, 03:14:18 pm »



Acoustician-dad-in-law took one look at the old stereo setup in the apartment and cringed, so now there's a  KEF/B&O/NAD/Apt/Holman/Nakamichi/Advent/Dolby/Ariston/et c. two-racks-wide monstrosity with four power amps, commercial-install power sequencers, a Sony broadcast monitor, outboard Dolby boxes for the cassette decks, and two turntables. In an apartment.

So I've been going back and listening to all my old vinyl recently, and, um...uh...er...


...I still think the second a-ha album, "Scoundrel Days", is one of the most underrated albums of all time.


Aside from embarrassing 80's stuff, my favorite 'new stuff' is all at least a year old, but it's what I've been listening to lately, along the lines of:

Alpinestars "White Noise"
The Faint "Danse Macabre"
Panjabi MC "Beware"
Primal Scream "Evil Heat"
etc.


...while anxiously waiting for a good 'rock' album to come out, and I don't mean "The Darkness".  Very Happy



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Re: What are your current favorites?
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2004, 04:57:58 pm »

1) Scholastic Deth (s/t? - it's their last one) 7" LP (it's long for H/C)
Awesome songs, Awesome band, Awesome record. Sounds BAD in a really cool way.

2) Gangstarr "The Ownerz"
DJ Premier has a formula, and he should NEVER stop using it. Overall, not as strong as the earlier records, but some damn good songs to be had.

3) Bob Marley "songs of freedom" box set.
I originally bought the "catch a fire" CD for the song "concrete jungle".
But somebody re-mastered all the Bob Marley Lp's and it SUCKS!
So I bought a $50 box set (the only one that hasn't been remastered) to hear one UNSMASHED song. I suppose loudness DOES sell records in a roundabout, rip-you-off kinda way.
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Re: What are your current favorites?
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2004, 09:15:33 pm »

On Repeat:

Talk Talk:
- Spirit of Eden - (Raucous)
- Laughing Stock - (Spacious)

Mark Hollis
- Solo Album - (Just how big is this room exactly?)

Fennesz
- Venice - (Lush Green Soundscapes, with a sense of rot underneath)

Xiu Xiu (Warning! Avoid if feeling vulnerable!)
- Knife Play - (Drums on "Hives Hives")
- A Promise - (Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" like you have never heard it)
- Fabulous Muscles (This guy just progresses in his songcraft)

Fugazi
- 13 Songs - (Always rocks!)
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Re: What are your current favorites?
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2004, 11:41:24 pm »

Taj Mahal: The Real Thing.

It`s a live Taj Mahal album.

I could listen to the 2nd tune (instrumental with whistling) all day long. Just beutifull mellodies and incredible soloists.

It`s starting to make me want to throw out my compressors.

The things that jump out at you intentionally because the instrumentalists intended it to is making me wonder why we feel the need to squash things so much.

Everything on that album just bubbles in such a natural fluid way even though it`s really rhythmical as well.
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Re: What are your current favorites?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2004, 10:52:13 am »

Hey Sui-city, If you like Fennesz, check out an album he did called Endless Summer. It's fantastic, totally mellow sleepytime music.
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Re: What are your current favorites?
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2004, 11:16:32 am »

Hey Mid-Fi!

Thanks, but already got that one. It is indeed great, but this newest one of his is doing my head in. Loving it.

There is always "Live in Japan", solo guitar and laptop. Brilliant!

Glad to find a place loaded with music-lovers!
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