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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote heavydrum Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 01 2018 at 03:06
i have to say that 2018 has been pretty disappointing for me so far.
the only album that really blew me away is the armed's "only love", one of the most sublimely arranged albums i've heard in the last 10 years but i suppose you have to be on the really really really heavy side of music to like it.
i gave the new spock's beard a listen but didn't manage to get to the end; i liked the new mind over mirrors album, "bellowing sun", a synth-kraut-math-something with the participation of john mcentire from tortoise.
for those who like the singer-songwriter stuff, ryley walker has made a really cool album called "deafman glance", with lots of references to tim buckley, nick drake but also talk talk and more modern sounds.
last, a weird album called "instrumentalmusik von der mitte der world" by wolf müller and niklas wandt, some kind of ethno-kraut-psych thingy which came out very fun and entertaining.
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Tesseract
God Is an Astronaut
Barren Earth

Subsignal has just released their new album, looking forward to listening to it. 
Also Arena, Anubis and Spock's Beard. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aapatsos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 01 2018 at 04:21
^Tesseract sounded interesting, same with Arena, which looks like a return to the past.

Spock's Beard is treading on safe grounds and the same applies to Subsignal (poppier than previous albums, decent songwriting)
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New Jack O The Clock up on bandcamp today

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Listening to the new Lady With - The Lodge. Ambient fusion quasi-soundtrack. Already has a solid top10 spot for the year. Good stuff.
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2018 faves up until now:

Calibro 35 - Decade (jazz funk)
Nat Birchall - Sacred Dimension (spiritual jazz)
PiNioL - Bran Coucou (Brain kukuk)
Homunculus Res - Another insanely long Italian title like they tend to favour (Canterbury)
Thy Catafalque - Geometria (prog/metal/electronic/symph/folk)
Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo (wafting soft paych rock)
Elephant9 - Greatest Show On Earth (Jazz rock on steroids)
Ryley Walker - Deafman Glance (Tim Buckley meets Eddie Vedder)
Mildlife - Phase (Kitsch Funk Prog verging on disco)
A.A.L. - 2012-2018 (Electronic)
VA - We Out Here (jazz comp)
U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited (Neopsychedelia light)
Mother Turtle - Zea Mice (Pork)
MGMT - Little Dark Age (Electronic Art Pop)
Fire! - The Hands (jazz?)
John Maus - Addendum (strange pop)
Loma - s/t (dream pop with slight psych twist)

More to come. I've just received quite the 2018 batch.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2018 at 09:49
I have just discovered the existence of this:

John Zorn - The Book Beriah Box Set

In two minds about it really. Some of these are bound to be great. It's not clear if the individual CDs will be available separately later. I'd have to assume so as I couldn't see Zorn wanting a significant block in one of the main structures of his life's work to be available only ephemerally. But I can see why no statement would be made on that whilst they are trying to sell the box set.

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This one will definitely make the list .
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I just released my concept album, Drakus.  It's about a dragon that destroys a village every century.  It's spanish guitar driven with some Trumpet throughout.


I have a kickstarter campaign for the vinyl and cd release if you like it and want to help it get off the ground.





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Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

I have just discovered the existence of this:

In two minds about it really. Some of these are bound to be great. It's not clear if the individual CDs will be available separately later. I'd have to assume so as I couldn't see Zorn wanting a significant block in one of the main structures of his life's work to be available only ephemerally. But I can see why no statement would be made on that whilst they are trying to sell the box set.
 

because I'm a junkie, I couldn't take the risk and preordered it... 
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Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

I have just discovered the existence of this:

In two minds about it really. Some of these are bound to be great. It's not clear if the individual CDs will be available separately later. I'd have to assume so as I couldn't see Zorn wanting a significant block in one of the main structures of his life's work to be available only ephemerally. But I can see why no statement would be made on that whilst they are trying to sell the box set.
 

because I'm a junkie, I couldn't take the risk and preordered it... 
To be honest the only thing that has stopped me doing the same (so far) is the thought of the shipping and duty for UK delivery

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