What are you listening to right now? UPDATE: Playlist in top


#1

UPDATE
Since this quickly became goldmine, I consolidated it all into a playlist, for continuous listening:
Here for one evil platform: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/21B9ZmK3I7BYdmWvUO5ktl
and here for another: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2r7e5Sda722RODE5FPySrKR9aTJZlzID

I’m trying to finish up exams, and could use a bit of musical input, so let’s start a WAYLTRN list.


#2

Matthew Dear’s latest album, Bunny.
Particularly like the track Modafinil Blues, though the others also bear repeated listening.


#3

Chronicles II by The 7th Plain (Luke Slater).


#4

“Nils Frahm - All Melody” is worth a listen. Soundpainting with electronic and acoustic instruments, just the right speed and vibe for studying


#5

Ursula K. LeGuin and Todd Barton’s “Music and Poetry of the Kesh”. A beautiful balance of “enough-to-fall-into” versus “things-that-cannot-be-analyzed-so-just-enjoy-them”.

Followed by the new Elvis Costello followed by a collection of Paul Desmond tracks from 1957.


#6

I just can’t get enough of Bernard Herrmann’s score to Taxi Driver. Just such a mesmerizing concoctions of oschesteral brass swells and lilting saxophone/trumpet melodies. If fills me with a dream-like sensations of calmness and dread.


#7

Field Music - Open here

Cat’s Eyes - The Duke of Burgundy soundtrack

Art Feynman - Blast Off Through the Wicker

And this, oh this, how much I love Pram!


#8

So good!

Didn’t know them. Really nice.


#9

I saw him while he was touring the previous album. Good gig!


#10

Holy Smokes! This is one of my top three all time favorite bands of my youth (along with Broadcast and Stereolab). I had all their albums a decade ago when music was played off CD’s. I had no Idea they released a new album this year, and listening to it now, I think this could be my favorite new release of 2018. Super happy about this, thanks @pichenettes :blush:


#11

Skipping through that Pram album, I’m reminded very much of White Noise, the David Vorhaus and Delia Derbyshire project, and the album “An Electric Storm”, from 1969.


#12

Just working my way through the complete oeuvre of Mouse on the Keys (it’s not large), although their first album is still my favourite:

And also the original works of local (Australian) group Topology, for example:


#13

I think they were definitely influenced by that album, which is also a classic. I think the first track is probably my favorite

I think there is probably some The United States of America in there as well.


#14

Well this has been a fruitful thread – I just dropped $90 on CDs from bands I’ve never heard of before! Thanks to you all for your excellent taste and suggestions.

Cheers!


#15

We shared a very similar youth :slight_smile:

Laetitia Sadier is still active.

Broadcast remains a strong influence (Tara King Th, Death and Vanilla, Melody’s Echo Chamber…).

And Pram gifted us this album :slight_smile:

Two French bands you might like:

Aquaserge – Sounds like a more playful, Frenchier, John McEntire side-project. Then you can open this PDF and start singing random paragraphs in your best Laetitia Sadier impersonation.

Forever Pavot – A not-so-serious synthesis of plenty of influences (Gainsbourg, François de Roubaix).


#16

Agreed. let’s keep it rolling :grinning:

“New Japanese electronic-folklore music (not “Ambient music”)”

The whole album is really worth a listen, and is the other works.


#17

#18

“Before” by Reed & Caroline, is intriguing. It’s on a 7” single that came with Electronic Sound magazine a couple of issues ago. Makes me want to check out the album.


#19

That’s so sweet. If had kids, this would be on repeat.


#20

My little boy likes it, actually.