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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:26 am

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wrt Americana/bluegrass: he's been gone for 3+ years now but this track feels as alive to me now as it ever did: Brown Bird - Fingers to the Bone.


That's really good, thanks for posting it.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:45 pm

Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:03 pm

Went and saw Arch Enemy and Trivium at The Rave in Milwaukee a few weeks back and came out absolutely in love with their opening act While She Sleeps. I have been listening to their newest album every day since. linky
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:05 pm

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:16 pm

Intronaut - Null (EP, 2006)

Their debut release. A glorious hint of things to come. A bit more dissonant and frenetic than their later material, but all the pieces of their sound are already taking shape.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:49 am

Buckethead - Far (2017)

Fairly mellow (but still electric and fairly conventional in terms of song structure, unlike his acoustic/ambient experiments). To me, some of it evokes a heavier, instrumental Pink Floyd. Last track goes on far too long and gets rather repetitive; feels a bit like "hey, I need to pad the length of this album... I guess I'll just play some noodly solos over a simple chord progression for 10 minutes"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdoHbVz96zw&t=2s
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:33 am

Buckethead - Thoracic Spine Collapser (2017)

Frenetic whacked out funk-metal. The album cover picture of a roller coaster is appropriate. The final track is a quiet ambient piece, in striking contrast to the rest of the material. I really like this album.

(You'll be seeing a few more Buckethead mini-reviews in the near future, I grabbed a random handful of his recent releases as FLAC downloads from Bandamp. Looks like 2017 has been a busy year in Bucketheadland!)

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:31 pm

Now Gorrilaz-Clint Eastwood.
Previous Marylin Manson-Sweet Dreams
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:08 pm

Buckethead - A3 (2017)

Dark ambient instrumentals, with guitar and synths (no percussion). Just two extended pieces here (around 30 minutes total). Unstructured and meandering, with a really creepy overall vibe... sounds like it could be from the soundtrack to a sci-fi horror movie (think "Alien"). Ambient does not make up a large percentage of my music collection, but this is decent. If we do Halloween decorations on the front of the house next year (we haven't bothered this year or last) maybe I'll blast this out the living room window for atmosphere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYK2HF9zdYc
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:37 pm

Buckethead - Coniunctio (2017)

More ambient meanderings from the bucket man. Abstract washes of solo electric guitar with lotsa reverb and volume pedal swells aplenty. Lacks most of the creepy vibe and dynamics of A3 (to its detriment IMO). Instead of a horror movie, it is more like fog slowly drifting and swirling on a lake at sunset. If I was into meditation this might be appropriate background music for it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3bOV03WJKU
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:24 pm

Buckethead - Guillotine Furnace (2017)

This treads mostly familiar ground, returning yet again to the demented metal/funk fusion plus wacky guitar effects formula he's clearly rather fond of. One of his better releases in that vein, based on first listen.

And thus ends our day trip to Bucketheadland. I'll probably pick up a few more of the recent "Pikes" releases at some point, as he's apparently released a metric assload of stuff over the past year.

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:07 pm

OK, couldn't resist one more Buckethead download.

Buckethead - Ride Operator Q Bozo (2017)

Solidly in the experimental metal vein. A tasty mix of crunchy power chord riffs, dissonant excursions, rhythmic change-ups, general guitar wankery, and weirdness that pretty consistently holds my attention. Closing track brings it home with a more melodic (if somewhat formulaic) finale.

I think this one might be the winner of the bunch. :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22HGFD0Whm4
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:13 pm

Just went back and added YouTube links to all of my posts about Buckethead from this weekend... :D
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