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Postby frostbyte » Fri Jun 15, 2007 21:49

Sterbus wrote:It was'nt an embarrassed emoticon, just to point out that was something more obscure... what to say also about phallus dei or yeti? real psychedelic trips without boudaries of time or space, sometimes I think that in comparison the early floyd was'nt so freaked-out... :idea:


PHALLUS DEI!!!!!

BRILLIANT!!!!!!!

anyone know Labradford?
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Postby schlep » Fri Jun 15, 2007 22:00

frostbyte wrote:
anyone know Labradford?


They're from Richmond! And...they're not a metal band. But they live in Chicago now I think. Anyway, excellent space music what I've heard.
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Postby dogsetc. » Fri Jun 15, 2007 22:24

Used to listen to a lot of Amon Duul II -- they had amazingly overworded titles for their songs (bit like Cardiacs in that way... all different), and apart from the obvious classics like Phallus Dei and Yeti, Live in London is cracking (should have been called Live in Croydon, actually). They had a female vocalist then whose name i can't recall*, and they all somehow seemed like they might be members of Baader-Meinhoff.
What i wouldn't recommend is Amon Duul I -- i had their (double) album Disaster, strumming guitars, bongos, wailing -- one of the most rambling druggist dirges i've ever heard, a bit like Velvet Underground unplugged at half-speed. Sold it very quickly.

Eye Shaking King, 1970
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnCStedIxb0

*Here she is, 'miming'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tERrnt55E7Q
...sounds pretty awful.

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Postby frostbyte » Sat Jun 16, 2007 02:37

schlep wrote:
frostbyte wrote:
anyone know Labradford?


They're from Richmond! And...they're not a metal band. But they live in Chicago now I think. Anyway, excellent space music what I've heard.


i have 2 cd's of them, i love playing them at night before i go to sleep. really weird but relaxing stuff
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Postby sneakypete » Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:08

dogsetc. wrote:They had a female vocalist then whose name i can't recall*,


aah - the lovely Renate Knaup Krotenschwantz - somewhere between Grace Slick and Siouxsie............
Amon Duul II were one of my favouritest bands ever
all their albuls are well worth checking out upto Vive la Trance, the later ones' appeal becomes more, er, selective :wink:

Renate also appeared on a number of equally wondrous Popol Vuh albums along with Danny Fichelscher

I wouldn't dismiss the original Amon Duul albums either - true most of them are just long percussive workouts, but they sound pretty savage in places. Paradieswarts Duul is completely different - kind of long folky jams - very much of their time, I suppose. I love 'em
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Postby Ady » Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:21

i've been listening to desert blues stuff latley-into the percussion sound at the mo-stuff like tinariwen,ali farke toure and etran finatawa,like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NjX1ziHVX8

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Postby Sterbus » Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:23

different mood today...

the new pornographers - twin cinema
super power-pop, brilliant
(and lot of chord changes too...)
:)
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Postby Meenie » Sat Jun 16, 2007 13:14

Since going to see em' last weekend,i cant stop listening to Suicidal Tendencies. 8)

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Postby schlep » Thu Jun 21, 2007 19:33

This new album by Marc Ribot, avantist guitarer, 'Asmodeus: Book of Angels 7" - with Trevor Dunn and the mighty G. Calvin Weston thundering along on bass and drums - doing John Zorn compositions in jazzrock power trio configuration.

Fantastic, guitar string shredding mayhem, sounding a lot like Sonny Sharrock's all out approach to improvising. This is all really exciting for about ten-fifteen minutes, then it starts to sound samey to me, with not enough variety among the modes of attack, though.

I'll definitely give it some further listening, and would especially recommend it to anyone who likes Ribot, he's just going crazy here.
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Postby Gubbins » Thu Jun 21, 2007 19:42

I've been listening to the Amilie and Spaced soundtracks, good stuff!

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Postby Ally Craig » Thu Jun 21, 2007 19:43

I listened to XTC's "Drums and Wires", and the second disc of Tom Waits's "Orphans". His cover of Young at Heart is so lovely.

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Postby Sterbus » Thu Jun 21, 2007 21:06

wire - pink flag
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Postby Pet Lamb » Thu Jun 21, 2007 23:39

Sterbus wrote:wire - pink flag


Good one... :D

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Postby frostbyte » Fri Jun 22, 2007 02:48

Dreamtheater - all albums, ever since last weekend when i saw them live, cant help it
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Postby JP » Fri Jun 22, 2007 08:40

frostbyte wrote:Dreamtheater - all albums, ever since last weekend when i saw them live, cant help it


Just bought the latest 3 album myself last week. Sort of catching up after neglecting them for a couple of years.

Now playing: Affluenza - Count Zero

While I'm waiting for an engineer to arrive and fix the systems, so I can actually do any work today... :roll: