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Mrs Pingu

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5550 on: 09 April, 2021, 10:10:52 pm »
Psychic Lemon -Freak Mammal.

This may be up your street, Mr Larrington.
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Mr Larrington

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« Reply #5551 on: 10 April, 2021, 12:25:50 am »
 :thumbsup:

It rather is.

Edit: They haz lots of Stuffs on Bandcamp.  That will keep me busy tomorrow.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5552 on: 10 April, 2021, 08:45:17 pm »
Today I are mostly listening to Psychic Lemon.  Crap name, glorious racket.
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« Reply #5553 on: 10 April, 2021, 10:44:00 pm »
Jolly good :)

After a silly conversation with Pingu about asparagus wee, we are listening to the fab Crowded House - Together Alone.
I've forgotten how much I love that album,  and miss a good harmony.
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« Reply #5554 on: 10 April, 2021, 11:29:23 pm »
Hello Radio - TMBG Covers
Where is my Mind - Tribute to the Pixies (SKA? version of Holiday song anyone?)
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5555 on: 11 April, 2021, 10:09:12 pm »
For a total change of stylee, the Mermaid Avenue Sessions by W. Guthrie arr. Wilco/W. Bragg.  From which I conclude that Bill's got the politics but Jeff Tweedy et al have the actual tunes.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5556 on: 16 April, 2021, 11:17:15 pm »
Peloton Pelican.  Post-rock?  Experimental metal?  Instrumental shoegaze?  New noise?  Sunn O))) with a recognisable beat?  I still ent decided.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5557 on: 19 April, 2021, 08:59:55 pm »
Angele - Balance Ton Quoi

https://youtu.be/Hi7Rx3En7-k

I love the dissonance between the delivery and the message.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5558 on: 19 April, 2021, 09:40:22 pm »
Thanks for sharing that
Current mood: AARRRGGGGHHHHH !!! #bollockstobrexit

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« Reply #5559 on: 19 April, 2021, 10:55:23 pm »
Bog Standard - Save Your Life
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« Reply #5560 on: 27 April, 2021, 06:12:56 pm »
The Bevis Frond, for e.g. Preservation Hill in which Nick Saloman channels his inner Neil Young.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5561 on: 27 April, 2021, 10:41:22 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK3NhVr0PV8    Judas Priest "Take On The World"


Dear Bog,  did the 12 year old AndrewC really buy this as a single. (Yes, yes you did  :-[  )
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5562 on: 27 April, 2021, 11:05:58 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK3NhVr0PV8    Judas Priest "Take On The World"


Dear Bog,  did the 12 year old AndrewC really buy this as a single. (Yes, yes you did  :-[  )


This led me to Robert Fripp & Toyah Wilcox,  Breaking The Law,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzIz8utU1xU


Which segued into a version of a favourite song I'd not heard before.  Robert Fripp & Peter Gabriel "Here Comes The Flood" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weSQcz-UyDM
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5563 on: 02 May, 2021, 03:17:15 pm »
I read that last title and thought of the Oysterband's song of the same name.

We always know when Fripp is at my workplace, because we see Toyah. The man himself refuses to speak to anybody at all.

Meanwhile, I am listening to this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0ktxs43ezA&list=OLAK5uy_nH1tKPI9uxrsepRWzM9P5U6Zs-VjXOJwY

and this slow boiler
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzxrmIwjI8M

then
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fEkYxRCl_chen
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5564 on: 02 May, 2021, 04:57:41 pm »
So I gave DJ Random New!'s Hallogallo as a starting point and said: "Do your würst..."

And we've been on a fun voyage to the outer reaches of Krautrockistan. Lots of stuff I'm more or less familiar with - some fairly predictable offerings from Can, La Dusseldorf, Harmonia, Amon Düül II, Stereolab etc, and some slightly less expected ones from Soft Machine and Throbbing Gristle among others. Plus some nice post punk - Pere Ubu, This Heat, Magazine...

Most interesting was a track from Kosmischer Läufer, which is a new one on me. Supposedly composed to accompany training for the GDR athletes, which is a great story, even if it's not true. https://observer.com/2016/08/this-krautrock-olympics-soundtrack-will-blow-your-mind/

This was the track:
https://youtu.be/7YEtKa8ABwM

Another one I've never heard of before was Brainticket - a Belgian jazz-krautrock outfit from the early 70s, it says here. Intriguing.
https://youtu.be/_pfTNujvYUo

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5565 on: 03 May, 2021, 12:11:46 am »
Most interesting was a track from Kosmischer Läufer, which is a new one on me. Supposedly composed to accompany training for the GDR athletes, which is a great story, even if it's not true. https://observer.com/2016/08/this-krautrock-olympics-soundtrack-will-blow-your-mind/

https://kosmischerlaufer.bandcamp.com  :thumbsup:

citoyen

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5566 on: 03 May, 2021, 02:37:33 pm »
Most interesting was a track from Kosmischer Läufer, which is a new one on me. Supposedly composed to accompany training for the GDR athletes, which is a great story, even if it's not true. https://observer.com/2016/08/this-krautrock-olympics-soundtrack-will-blow-your-mind/

https://kosmischerlaufer.bandcamp.com  :thumbsup:

I reckoned on a couple of yacfers being already in the know about Kosmischer Läufer - you were one of them. ;D
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5567 on: 03 May, 2021, 02:47:51 pm »
Most interesting was a track from Kosmischer Läufer, which is a new one on me. Supposedly composed to accompany training for the GDR athletes, which is a great story, even if it's not true. https://observer.com/2016/08/this-krautrock-olympics-soundtrack-will-blow-your-mind/

https://kosmischerlaufer.bandcamp.com  :thumbsup:

Relevant to my (fiction writing) interests, thank you!

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5568 on: 03 May, 2021, 02:53:35 pm »
So I gave DJ Random New!'s Hallogallo as a starting point and said: "Do your würst..."

And we've been on a fun voyage to the outer reaches of Krautrockistan. Lots of stuff I'm more or less familiar with - some fairly predictable offerings from Can, La Dusseldorf, Harmonia, Amon Düül II, Stereolab etc, and some slightly less expected ones from Soft Machine and Throbbing Gristle among others. Plus some nice post punk - Pere Ubu, This Heat, Magazine...

Most interesting was a track from Kosmischer Läufer, which is a new one on me. Supposedly composed to accompany training for the GDR athletes, which is a great story, even if it's not true. https://observer.com/2016/08/this-krautrock-olympics-soundtrack-will-blow-your-mind/

This was the track:
https://youtu.be/7YEtKa8ABwM

Another one I've never heard of before was Brainticket - a Belgian jazz-krautrock outfit from the early 70s, it says here. Intriguing.
https://youtu.be/_pfTNujvYUo

Thanks for this. I hadn't heard them before, but there's a sort of Neu, Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre vibe I really like. I also love the fact that it#s 172bpm. My favourite Podrunner track is Velocity Angels at 172bpm, which is perfect for me, and it at least starts with some nice orchestral stuff before leaning into the psygoa trance. Most of the Podrunner output leans heavily on the percussion and doesn't do anything interesting in terms of melody and soundscape. This is going straight into my training mix for running away from zombies.

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citoyen

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5569 on: 04 May, 2021, 04:25:57 pm »
Thanks for this. I hadn't heard them before, but there's a sort of Neu, Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre vibe I really like.

Basically a Neu! pastiche, but a very accomplished one, so that's no bad thing.

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I also love the fact that it#s 172bpm. My favourite Podrunner track is Velocity Angels at 172bpm, which is perfect for me, and it at least starts with some nice orchestral stuff before leaning into the psygoa trance. Most of the Podrunner output leans heavily on the percussion and doesn't do anything interesting in terms of melody and soundscape. This is going straight into my training mix for running away from zombies.

Excellent! I don't pay attention to that level of detail, but I know what you mean about running playlists - too much focus on the function rather than worrying about whether it's something you actually want to listen to.

Meanwhile, yesterday afternoon's random playlist to accompany making the dinner took me even further down the prog wormhole... featuring the likes of Steve Hillage, Ashra, Edgar Froese, Cluster, Faust... my wife was not impressed. Came into the kitchen, said "Are you listening to progressive rock?" and left.  ;D

Not entirely sure I liked it all, but I was in the right kind of mood to indulge it anyway.

Today I'm back to my current obsession - Squid - who are quite simply the most exciting new band out there right now, and part of the reason I've been delving into the prog archives - there are so many influences running through their music (they cite Neu! and This Heat in particular), and they sound like so many things that have gone before, you'd have to say there's nothing remotely original about their shtick and yet... they still sound new and fresh and genuinely thrilling.

This is a recent live performance of their current single, Paddling, which gives a pretty good impression of what they're about:
https://youtu.be/ZqLjqRUwsZw

And here's their last single, which is nothing short of breathtaking - the video is pretty cool, too:
https://youtu.be/__zmVSREvxY

They even do cool Robert Wyatt covers (I've mentioned this one previously in the covers thread)...
https://youtu.be/DktZtQbo-YU
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5570 on: 04 May, 2021, 05:41:50 pm »
Every so often I find something prog in our vast collection and stick it on, then yell, "WAS THIS YOU?" at Mr Bait. He always gives me the side-eye and tells me if it's prog, it's my fault. I don't remember acquiring half the stuff we've got. I would swear blind that Hemispheres is nothing to do with me.

I discovered Willowglass a few years ago. I really like their Book of Hours album, and The Dream Harbour is quite good, too.

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5571 on: 04 May, 2021, 06:11:53 pm »
Try Abel Ganz. Their latest (The Life of the Honey Bee and Other Moments of Clarity) is lovely. A good friend of mine joined them a year or two ago, and it seems he's been a positive influence!

citoyen

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5572 on: 04 May, 2021, 06:28:49 pm »
Every so often I find something prog in our vast collection and stick it on, then yell, "WAS THIS YOU?" at Mr Bait. He always gives me the side-eye and tells me if it's prog, it's my fault.

Own it! ;D

A friend just shared this link with me - a new Black Midi KEXP session, featuring a few tracks off their forthcoming new album. It's incredible. Also quite "progressive"...

https://youtu.be/ebrpRKUMcss

I can't get over the fact that they look so young though.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5573 on: 09 May, 2021, 03:21:44 pm »
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5574 on: 14 May, 2021, 02:18:46 pm »
The late great Ronnie Lane

Debris - live:

https://youtu.be/ar3uIUv-874
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.