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Now That's What I Call More Modern Music, Part IV

This is a continuation of the topic More modern music, Part III..

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1kswolff
Feb 19, 2013, 4:49pm Top

2kswolff
Feb 20, 2013, 1:55pm Top

Billy Corgan shills for a local Chicago-based furniture outlet:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/billy-corgan-stumps-for-custom-furniture-prowrest...

Is this a cheap-ass commercial, or is Corgan working on some avant-garde Andy Kaufman-level gonzo performance piece?

3CliffBurns
Mar 10, 2013, 8:45pm Top

4Harry_Vincent
Mar 10, 2013, 9:06pm Top

5CliffBurns
Mar 10, 2013, 10:28pm Top

Lovely tune, Harry.

7LovingLit
Mar 22, 2013, 6:55pm Top

The Bats- together in original line up for 30 (!?#!) years now. And touring the US next month with their latest album. They are still so good.

Smoking her Wings is lovely, and for the more catchy tunes try Block of Wood, North by North or Boogey Man.

8kswolff
Apr 21, 2013, 10:59pm Top

Brian Eno is designing hospital rooms. Good for when all you pretentious hipsters get sick.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/brian-eno-is-designing-hospital-rooms-now,96755/

9kswolff
Apr 23, 2013, 5:02pm Top

Lou Bega, the 2nd worst thing to come out of Germany in the 20th century:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/fall-out-boy-guitarist-joe-trohman-on-why-he-hate...

Glad I'm not the only one who hates that song. Ugh, it's like memories of bad college frat parties and perniciously catchy.

10augustusgump
Apr 23, 2013, 7:38pm Top

9: You seem to be forgetting Guenther Grass.

11kswolff
Apr 23, 2013, 10:04pm Top

10: How was he at painting postcards?

12augustusgump
Apr 23, 2013, 10:23pm Top

11: Not sure, but it might have been better if he and that other guy had stuck to that.

13CliffBurns
Apr 24, 2013, 10:50am Top

Listen to Brian Eno's "Apollo" soundtrack music, for free:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5D6893B1E4AD4666

Great stuff to chill out to--think I'll fire it up this morning, get a little spacey.

(Another Gord discover)

14kswolff
Apr 24, 2013, 10:43pm Top

"Separate Ways" by Journey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LatorN4P9aA

Cheesy genius/self-aware satire. You be the judge?

15CliffBurns
Apr 25, 2013, 11:16pm Top

Listening to an indie-alt band called Yuck. Often compared to Dinosaur Jr. Have a listen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9OxE-rLKWI

16kswolff
Apr 25, 2013, 11:27pm Top

"indie-alt"? What does that even mean? Seriously, the terms "indie" and "alternative" have been drained of any real definitive meaning. (Not that I dispute the talent of Yuck.) I just find this labeling thing has gotten ridiculous:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpraJYnbVtE

17anna_in_pdx
Apr 26, 2013, 11:44am Top

The term "alternative" never had any meaning. It is some music industry label or other but it has never meant much. Our local "alternative" station played "Sweet Caroline" yesterday, to give you an idea. It also plays "Somebody that I used to know" and other top hits ad nauseum. Seems like top forty with occasional Nirvana breaks, if you ask me.

18CliffBurns
Apr 26, 2013, 11:48am Top

More samples from Yuck, who may or may not be alternative, which may or may not be a valid label:

http://yuck.bandcamp.com/

"Suicide Policeman" is a stellar track.

19anna_in_pdx
Apr 26, 2013, 12:32pm Top

I guess "indie" still has a little bit of meaning!

20kswolff
Apr 26, 2013, 9:50pm Top

To wax hippie, I don't get hung up on labels, man. This is especially true in the music industry, whose business practice is even more questionable than the Big 6 publishing congolmerates. The music industry corrupt? I know, my mind was blown at the very thought of it.

While "alternative" has lost any and all meaning, I do find the prefix alt- to be a nice means of differentiation. Like the alt-country of Wilco vs mainstream country pop of Shania Twain and alt-comedy stylists Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn vs. middlebrow shlock-slingers Jeff Dunham and Gallagher.

21DugsBooks
Edited: Apr 28, 2013, 10:03pm Top

I actually toyed with the idea of going to a concert this week. The English Beat are playing tonight. Are they touring with original band members etc. ? From years ago I have a couple of their albums on tape from a "punk"?, or whatever their music was classified as, radio show which started at 12:00 am midnight. I enjoyed their stuff, it seemed refreshing in contrast to what was played on ad heavy commercial radio. Oh yeah it had saxophones in it also or synthesizers tuned to sax - which I enjoy.

The last time I went to a concert I was accosted by a group of 8 or so people {oddly all 5 feet tall at best} convinced they were security and desperately needed to see my i.d. which I had already displayed. I guess that was my fault, stupidly going to a concert by myself instead of bringing a group of droogs carrying softball bats feigning just leaving a ball game. ;-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v90KPJ6n4Ew

#4 liked that link great song.

22nymith
Apr 27, 2013, 8:15pm Top

Anybody here familiar with The Dø?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYXUVSC--Fs

23kswolff
Apr 28, 2013, 6:04pm Top

David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails, 26 minutes of hardcore industrial goodness:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPKqigY09Dc

24DugsBooks
Apr 28, 2013, 10:09pm Top

Dang Ks, that was great! Unreal what can be found online these days. I would come across something like that only by fortuitous accident.

27mcenroeucsb
Jun 2, 2013, 7:26pm Top

That AV club series Hatesong is awesome -- thanks for posting!

28CliffBurns
Jun 6, 2013, 11:10am Top

Over 90 minutes of the Queens of the Stone Age in concert--FREE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci0_WRYG2xc

Saw these guys live in Saskatoon 3-4 years ago--great show.

29CliffBurns
Jun 12, 2013, 6:51pm Top

Listen to new Sigur Ros for free until June 17th:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1001227931

30CliffBurns
Jun 12, 2013, 9:16pm Top

My son Sam's new song, posted last night:

https://soundcloud.com/go-away-2/it-could-be-worse

31kswolff
Jun 12, 2013, 10:39pm Top

Future Sound of London's ISBN album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WxiBBPiFZ0

32Jargoneer
Jun 13, 2013, 9:00am Top

>21 DugsBooks: - I hope you didn't go and see 'The Beat', the version of the band does contain some members of the original band but is also missing some key members. They were playing Edinburgh so I found out before not buying my ticket.

I still go concerts - last Friday I went to see Todd Rundgren who has transformed himself into some electronic dance act. I'm not sure that it amounted to much musically but I was mightily entertained, couldn't stop laughing for the first 30 minutes at Todd's dancing.
The following night I went to see Nick Harper (Roy Harper's son) who is a brilliant guitarist but a strained singer. He was supported by Carol Laula, fantastic Scottish singer-songwriter who does so little nowadays that it feels like she's in semi-retirement; and Gavin Moore, son of Luka Bloom, nephew of Christy Moore, and who proves that talent sometimes doesn't run in the family.
Tonight I'm away to see some local talent - Sparrow & The Workshop who my partner has decided she really likes (I need to hear more to make a decision); Teencanteen, an all-girl band who are praised by BMX Bandits and Teenage Fanclub which is good enough for me; and LAW, who are know almost nothing about.

33CliffBurns
Jun 13, 2013, 10:15am Top

Good to know there's someone around who still references Teenage Fanclub.

34CliffBurns
Jun 13, 2013, 10:39pm Top

Listen to Primal Scream's latest--free, for the next few days:

http://www.npr.org/2013/06/09/189179675/first-listen-primal-scream-more-light

35CliffBurns
Jun 16, 2013, 4:05pm Top

Nine Inch Nails on tour this fall, promoting a new album, "Hesitation Marks":

http://tour.nin.com/

36CliffBurns
Jul 21, 2013, 1:38pm Top

The music of protest:

http://theappendix.net/issues/2013/7/deadly-notes-atlantic-soundscapes-and-the-w...

(Sherron passed this on to me--I found it fascinating.)

37kswolff
Jul 21, 2013, 6:48pm Top

William Shatner kicks out the jams:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB3uVARNhmM

38CliffBurns
Jul 24, 2013, 1:28pm Top

Any fans of the Be Good Tanyas out there might want to contribute to this fund-raiser:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/07/24/be-good-tanyas-indiegogo.html

39kswolff
Aug 6, 2013, 10:57pm Top

40kswolff
Aug 9, 2013, 7:57pm Top

"Saturday Night at the Bookstore," by the Dicks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ux5Ma9BzRA

"Violent Children," by the Stains:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDQ5CT2Hc-k

41kswolff
Aug 10, 2013, 11:11pm Top

"The Sinatra Group," in memory of Eydie Gormet:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/3531

42DugsBooks
Edited: Aug 26, 2013, 11:43pm Top

I thought this was really cute. A photo of Will Smith and family reaction to Miley Cyrus's performance at the MTV music awards. Do ya think they broke out their acting chops for this one or is it just a candid pic? ;-)

43CliffBurns
Sep 22, 2013, 1:25pm Top

A highly nepotistic plug for my son Sam's new tune, an instrumental piece he's posted here:

https://soundcloud.com/go-away-2/and-she-dreams

44kswolff
Edited: Sep 22, 2013, 2:04pm Top

Re: 45:

From Librarything's Terms of Use:

http://www.librarything.com/privacy

LibraryThing is not an advertising medium. Egregious commercial solicitation is forbidden. No matter how great your novel, this does apply to authors.

I recall we had a thread called "Personal Message Board 2013":

http://www.librarything.com/topic/150546

Please re-post this egregious act of promotional nepotism in the appropriate thread.

45augustusgump
Sep 23, 2013, 6:09pm Top

43: Not usually my cup of tea, but it is kind of hypnotic, and I liked it.

46CliffBurns
Sep 23, 2013, 6:14pm Top

Looking forward to the short, abstract film Sam is editing, with that music as accompaniment. I'll give it a plug when he's got it posted.

47CliffBurns
Sep 28, 2013, 12:23pm Top

A sample of Cliff Martinez's score for "Only God Forgives":

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=38270

Reviewed the flick on my film blog a few months back. Dis-turbing...

48CliffBurns
Oct 2, 2013, 1:51pm Top

On my turntable this week:

Radio Moscow (self titled first album)
The Eels ("Beautiful Freak")
R.L Burnside ("First Recordings")
Johnny Cash ("The Gospel Collection")
Jason Lytle ("Dept. of Disappearance")
Cracker ("Sunrise in the Land of Milk & Honey")

49CliffBurns
Oct 3, 2013, 1:48am Top

50CliffBurns
Edited: Nov 4, 2013, 3:35pm Top

Arcade Fire plays some of their new material on NPR--free music:

http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2013/10/On-demand-Arcade-Fire-performs-selections-fr...

(Thanks, Gord)

51CliffBurns
Nov 15, 2013, 8:22pm Top

How about some free "alt. country"?

The Bottle Rockets, courtesy Gord:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/dive-into-the-genesis-of-altcountry-with-a-stream...

53Harry_Vincent
Dec 10, 2013, 1:27pm Top

Free 7 track Bandcamp download:

...a tribute to Colin Wilson who died recently. In The Nursery were fortunate to have spent time with the author, capturing recordings of him reading extracts of his favourite poetry that would form part of the album Anatomy Of A Poet (1994).

https://inthenursery.bandcamp.com/album/colin-wilson-tribute

54CliffBurns
Dec 10, 2013, 2:43pm Top

Thanks, Harry. A fitting tribute, I'm sure.

55CliffBurns
Dec 13, 2013, 1:47pm Top

More from In the Nursery, an old CD, "Engel", just made available on BandCamp:

http://inthenursery.bandcamp.com/album/engel

Hey, Ian, aren't these guys from your neck of the woods?

57CliffBurns
Jan 8, 2014, 11:00am Top

Listen to Bruce Springsteen's latest, due out next week:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/jan/06/bruce-springsteen-high-ho...

58CliffBurns
Mar 10, 2014, 10:36am Top

Suppose you played a tree ring like a vinyl record:

http://www.aux.tv/2014/03/someone-played-a-trees-rings-on-a-turntable-and-it-sou...

A lovely find, sent to me by my wife.

59CliffBurns
Mar 21, 2014, 10:51am Top

60CliffBurns
Apr 7, 2014, 1:21pm Top

Nine Inch Nails live anyone?

http://pitchfork.com/news/54661-watch-nine-inch-nails-austin-city-limits-perform...

On the same site you can find a link to the Flaming Lips' twisted take on "Dark Side of the Moon".

Free (and legal) streaming.

61CliffBurns
Apr 28, 2014, 11:27am Top

Gord found some free streaming of the new Brian Eno collaboration--anyone interested?

http://www.npr.org/2014/04/27/306161810/first-listen-brian-eno-karl-hyde-someday...

62CliffBurns
May 2, 2014, 1:48pm Top

Steve Albini, talking about the evolving music industry:

http://reason.com/blog/2014/04/30/legendary-punk-producer-steve-albini-say

63Sandydog1
May 3, 2014, 7:33pm Top

>52 CliffBurns:

Thanks to your better half for that one, Cliff!

I laughed my ass off, over lil' Dre, as well:

http://dailypicksandflicks.com/2012/04/07/the-next-dr-dre-video/

64CliffBurns
May 29, 2014, 11:11pm Top

Another great Gord find. You can stream an entire concert by Dave and Phil Alvin, late of the Blasters:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2014/05/listening-booth-the-alvin-...

65CliffBurns
Jun 6, 2014, 1:28pm Top

Gord sent me this brilliant Tom Waits piece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMqxNPsfN50

66CliffBurns
Jun 13, 2014, 11:38am Top

This morning I've been listening to the Flaming Lips' remake of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon".

It's...wow...too early in the day to be listening to something this mind-melting.

Let me say once again and for the record: Wayne Coyne is a genius.

67CliffBurns
Jul 16, 2014, 12:37pm Top

Listen to Bob Mould's latest album in its entirety:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkPXdINi4tA

Bob is da MAN.

68CliffBurns
Sep 11, 2014, 11:21am Top

Looking for a little Celtic/folk/Appalachian music? Check out Elephant Revival:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtZEkx0hX-SKH9m2OBtkDoQ

69CliffBurns
Sep 16, 2014, 6:47pm Top

A taste of Leonard Cohen's latest:

http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2014/9/First-Play-Leonard-Cohen-Popular-Problems

Lenny's soon turning 80. Let's hear it for Lenny...

70Jargoneer
Sep 17, 2014, 5:50am Top

On Sunday went to see David Thomas Broughton - no video can justice to seeing him, it's bizarre and intense - part gig/part art performance. Depending on your point of view he's either just odd or he's one of the most interesting artists about at present. (I go for the latter).

On Monday went to see American-Canadian trio Sheesham Lotus & Son.
Here's they are doing a great hambone routine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVHYOGyHtik
Here they are Keeping It Clean - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJKIMVnx2rg
Great fun to see live.

71CliffBurns
Edited: Sep 17, 2014, 1:02pm Top

Eclectic stuff, mon. "Keep it Clean" was especially fun.

72CliffBurns
Sep 26, 2014, 2:14pm Top

Thom Yorke bypasses "self-elected gatekeepers" of the music industry:

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29386312

73CliffBurns
Oct 24, 2014, 7:20pm Top

74CliffBurns
Nov 16, 2014, 11:20am Top

Went to see a really talented Saskatchewan band last night, Library Voices.

http://music.cbc.ca/#!/artists/Library-Voices

Great group name for book-lovers, eh?

If you get a chance, check out LV, they fashion smart, literate pop music and play it like seasoned champs.

75CliffBurns
Nov 25, 2014, 12:13pm Top

How about this amazing instrument:

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/11/a-new-acoustic-instrument-that-creates-sou...

(Sherron sent this one on to me.)

76CliffBurns
Dec 13, 2014, 1:48pm Top

Fascinating music video incorporating no CGI, just cool mechanical effects:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3oItpVa9fs&feature=youtu.be

(Sent by my oldest lad.)

77iansales
Dec 16, 2014, 7:45am Top

Been listening to a band from Cliff's neck of the woods: Shooting Guns. Despite the name, they play very heavy instrumental psychedelic stoner metal.

https://shootingguns.bandcamp.com/album/brotherhood-of-the-ram

78CliffBurns
Dec 16, 2014, 9:04am Top

Canada roolz, man!

79CliffBurns
Jan 2, 2015, 10:39pm Top

Wall of Voodoo's "Call of the West" album in its entirety. Strange short stories/incidents put to music. "Lost Weekend" is a great cut:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szDzivdHSAc

80iansales
Jan 26, 2015, 7:18am Top

Saw Icelandic post-metallers Sólstafir last night. They were excellent. If you fancy checking them out yourselves: https://solstafir.bandcamp.com/album/tta

81CliffBurns
Jan 26, 2015, 9:44am Top

"post-metal"?

Terrifying notion...

82anna_in_pdx
Jan 27, 2015, 12:06pm Top

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/26/1360262/-Punk-band-to-Scott-Walker-Stop...
The Dropkick Murphys say to the Wisconsin governor, stop using our music in your campaign events. "We literally hate you."

I have been kinda fond of the Dropkick Murphys since I first heard of them many years ago, and this makes me like them even more.

83CliffBurns
Feb 25, 2015, 9:21am Top

How 'bout some electro-dub to start your morning off:

http://www.mixmag.net/music/in-session/in-session-sherwood-pinch

84CliffBurns
Mar 9, 2015, 10:58am Top

Folks interested in electronica might like In The Nursery's soundtrack for "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari":

http://inthenursery.bandcamp.com/album/the-cabinet-of-doctor-caligari-full-score

85CliffBurns
Mar 25, 2015, 10:15am Top

How about Led Zep, done like you've never seen before:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=869852123055152

86supercell
Edited: May 3, 2015, 7:51pm Top

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87Jargoneer
Mar 31, 2015, 5:17pm Top

>86 supercell: - they should have kept Richard Dawkins and edited out the rest of the song.

88supercell
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89CliffBurns
May 18, 2015, 10:48am Top

Just found this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5MniUFMty0

Jeff Keen was an experimental film-maker who died a couple of years ago. Sadly under-appreciated. Someone has assembled a compilation of some of the strange, electronic music he created, ostensibly for his oddball, brilliant films. I'm a electronic music fan so i found it intriguing.

90CliffBurns
Jul 16, 2015, 11:04pm Top

Anyone interested in a free download of the new Wilco album?

http://wilcoworld.net

91CliffBurns
Sep 3, 2015, 4:59pm Top

Gord sent me this great jam--check out the percussionist who kicks things off:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f702zmB5en4

92CliffBurns
Nov 6, 2015, 10:27am Top

Coidplay has just announced their next album will be their last.

An announcement that is, to say the least, long overdue.

I'd rather listen to an industrial-strength blender grinding up Volkswagens...

93CliffBurns
Jan 14, 2016, 7:33pm Top

David Bowie at the Beeb--cool versions of some of his standards:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owMDQNFwH98

94LovingLit
Jan 14, 2016, 9:01pm Top

>92 CliffBurns: ha! Classic. My partner is in a band. It plays noise and is called Coal. He keeps threatening to start a Coalplay covers band playing....well, its obvious :)

>93 CliffBurns: I have that double CD, I think. Might have to have a listen again.

95CliffBurns
Jan 14, 2016, 9:56pm Top

Brilliant.

96CliffBurns
Jan 19, 2016, 1:13pm Top

David Bowie, giving a 2013 tour of his vinyl collection--his favourite of among over 2500 albums:

http://scallemang.ca/bowie25albums/

(From Gord)

97CliffBurns
Jan 25, 2016, 11:06am Top

I'm not a big fan of jazz so, naturally, my wife sent me this:

http://junkee.com/bobs-burgers-jon-benjamin-has-recorded-an-entire-jazz-album-wi...

Very funny, the musical snippets bizarre...

98CliffBurns
Mar 3, 2016, 11:58am Top

Long-neglected band from the early 1970s, Free:

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/more_than_all_right_now_free_show_why_they_we...

(A blast from the past from Gord)

99iansales
Mar 3, 2016, 7:10pm Top

>98 CliffBurns: Got all their albums, and a DVD of live footage. They hated 'All Right Now' - they wrote it to prove they could write a popular rock song... and it proved their *most* popular rock song. The irony...

100CliffBurns
Mar 3, 2016, 7:37pm Top

Man, I wouldn't have thought you a fan.

Paul Rodgers had great pipes.

101CliffBurns
Apr 14, 2016, 4:06pm Top

Pere Ubu, still touring after 40 years:

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/pere_ubu_announces_north_american_tour_dates

Sadly, Mr. Thomas et al won't be performing anywhere near me.

102supercell
Edited: Sep 10, 2016, 9:30pm Top

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103CliffBurns
Apr 22, 2016, 9:49pm Top

Those are some enviable numbers. Good for your niece and may this lead to bigger and better things.

It's a great message, inspired and empowering.

Congrats to all involved.

104CliffBurns
Aug 19, 2016, 11:53pm Top

Been listening to the debut album of Low Roar. If you're into melancholia/shoegaze music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E7tz0zRlpE

105jldarden
Aug 20, 2016, 11:03pm Top

I like that, thanks Cliff

106varielle
Aug 22, 2016, 7:38pm Top

You've just lengthened my unending music list.

107CliffBurns
Sep 4, 2016, 9:59pm Top

How about a smart, insightful interview with Wilco guitarist Nels Cline:

http://www.popmatters.com/feature/i-had-to-step-up-my-game-an-interview-with-nel...

108CliffBurns
Sep 18, 2016, 4:09pm Top

How about country great Sturgill Simpson covering Nirvana:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpDYfkymaSE

109CliffBurns
Oct 11, 2016, 12:56pm Top

Elvis Costello and the Mumford lads collaborate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Idt8wqSSeE

110Darth-Heather
Oct 11, 2016, 6:15pm Top

>109 CliffBurns: ooo very nice!

111CliffBurns
Oct 27, 2016, 5:59pm Top

Anyone care to hear Leonard Cohen's latest, free for a limited time only:

http://www.openculture.com/2016/10/leonard-cohens-new-album-you-want-it-darker-i...

112CliffBurns
Jan 26, 2017, 2:05pm Top

Cassandra Wilson's version of one of my faves, "Wichita Lineman":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWwDgYlGeZA

113CliffBurns
Feb 2, 2017, 12:38pm Top

My pal Laird and I really like this country feller, Jason Isbell:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxPqiHCY21w

114jldarden
Feb 3, 2017, 1:02pm Top

Checked that out, good stuff. Looked at the newmagazine profile as well and enjoyed his cover of lynyrd skynyrd's 'I Know a Little".

115CliffBurns
Feb 3, 2017, 1:11pm Top

Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Hayes Carll...there's some outstanding American country/roots music out there, folks!

116Darth-Heather
Feb 3, 2017, 1:32pm Top

I've recently caught on to Lake Street Dive - good roots rock sort of stuff.

117CliffBurns
Feb 14, 2017, 1:38am Top

118CliffBurns
Feb 28, 2017, 9:56pm Top

Porcupine Tree, delivering a blistering live performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3lsqUqGTzM

119RobertDay
Apr 19, 2017, 7:05pm Top

At last weekend's British Easter Science Fiction convention, the highlight for many was a recital of music for the harp, ondes Martenot, Cristal Baschet and glass harmonica (just to confound anyone who thinks they know what to expect at an SF convention...)

This link takes you to James Bacon's review on Mike Glyer's File 770 site: http://file770.com/?p=34472&cpage=1

120CliffBurns
May 2, 2017, 3:20pm Top

A mixed batch of music, put it on, let it play, drift:

https://www.mixcloud.com/BBCEssentialMix/hunee-essential-mix-29042017/

(From Gord)

121CliffBurns
May 20, 2017, 12:37pm Top

From Gord, listen to the Heliocentrics new album on NPR, limited time only:

http://www.npr.org/2017/05/18/528701367/first-listen-the-heliocentrics-a-world-o...

122CliffBurns
Jun 26, 2017, 12:18am Top

Ambient, chill out music, anyone?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jXbnydhNjU

124CliffBurns
Jul 25, 2017, 2:31am Top

Latest Heliocentrics, instrumental music with soul:

https://theheliocentrics.bandcamp.com/album/the-sunshine-makers-ost

125CliffBurns
Aug 29, 2017, 12:20am Top

Canadian singer Sarah Harmer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN2TL59FCQg

126CliffBurns
Sep 12, 2017, 11:14am Top

A pal of mine has written an article about a great rock 'n roll "cult" band, Little Feat:

https://agingrockersforumn.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/the-last-record-album-why-i-...

127jldarden
Sep 29, 2017, 1:06am Top

Love Little Feat! Had the double live 'Waiting for Columbus' on vinyl.

128Darth-Heather
Sep 29, 2017, 9:15am Top

Citizen Cope song has been haunting me lately:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezz-nazThiM

129CliffBurns
Nov 15, 2017, 10:27am Top

It will never come again: the music scene in New York in the 1970s:

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/a37dvz/maybe-the-people-would-be-the-times...

(Thanks, Gord)

130CliffBurns
Jan 17, 2018, 10:14pm Top

Off to see Tim Hecker tomorrow night. One of Canada's best electronic musicians in a small, intimate venue.

Should be fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pwtj-GAmZY

131Cecrow
Jan 18, 2018, 7:53am Top

Tim Hecker is more my style for sure. Not a big music fan, I listen almost exclusively to Michael Cretu's Enigma project since I first discovered that in the 1990s.

132CliffBurns
Jan 18, 2018, 10:31am Top

I dabble in electronic music, create some weird soundscapes...but when I listen to Hecker, it makes me want to snap my MIDI keyboard over my knee and burn it as kindling.

I often edit to him, as well.

Just let the mood carry me along...

133CliffBurns
Feb 19, 2018, 10:52am Top

A strange collaboration between a psychedelic rock group and Terence McKenna:

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/pam38b/terence-mckenna-zuvuya-dream-matrix...

134Cecrow
Feb 19, 2018, 1:47pm Top

Purchased a fine collection of John Williams work from a wide range of movies he's composed the score to. Many, many recognizable pieces as well as quite a few I'm not familiar with but still with his distinct style. Got me to wondering what the reputation of movie composers is, outside of their business, in the broader world of symphony music. I can't name any modern composers of the last fifty years that did not score for Hollywood. While that's largely a personal failing, I believe they don't easily rise to public consciousness in our era if there isn't a motion picture attached.

135RobertDay
Feb 19, 2018, 4:43pm Top

>134 Cecrow: in recent years, there's been a rediscovery of the music of people generally thought of as "film composers" - the likes of Bernard Herrmann, Miklos Rozsa, Franz Waxman and eric Korngold. Most of those were emigrés to tHollywood in the 1930s and actually had substantial composing careers outside of film; Herrmann was the same, but home-grown in the US.

This happened in the 1980s, for the most part, and this coincided with the rise of the new minimalists - Reich, Glass, Adams and (in the UK) Michael Nyman; and they were recruited fairly quickly to write for film as artistic commissions like any other. It has led to some iconic scores - in fact, in the case of Glass' music for Koyaanisqatsi, almost too iconic, as it gets re-used almost everywhere.

I have no problems with John Williams, though I find it fun to listen to his scores and try to spot the influence. Close Encounters was very much out of Rachmaninov, especially the First Symphony; ST2 - the Wrath of Khan at one point had an almost direct quote from Prokofiev's ballet score for 'Romeo and Juliet'. Sometimes, though, his homages can be a bit eclectic - the 'Hymn to the Fates' in 'The Phantom Menace' was very close indeed to a piece by Sir Arthur Bliss, who is generally known for his music to Alexander Korda's 1935 film of Wells' 'Things to Come' and not much else.

136anna_in_pdx
Feb 20, 2018, 5:37pm Top

>135 RobertDay: Korngold is quite popular here with our local orchestra as he has some sort of tie in to Oregon (retired here maybe?). It's very listenable music, late romantic feel, and I usually have to remind myself he was a film score composer because I am confused by how pretty and non-20th-century it sounds.

137RobertDay
Feb 20, 2018, 6:22pm Top

>136 anna_in_pdx: I've not been able to track down any specific link between Korngold and Oregon; he lived all his life in the US in Los Angeles.

Although he was born at the very end of the nineteenth century, he was something of a child prodigy and so his style looked back to the late Romantics, such as Mahler and Bruckner (fellow Austrians as well). That didn't stop the Nazis declaring his music 'degenerate'.

His Symphony in F sharp falls into my personal list of "the best music you've never heard of".

138CliffBurns
Mar 4, 2018, 7:53pm Top

Smashing new tune from a young pal of ours--best friend of our youngest son and a very talented guy:

https://gradeschoolrecords.bandcamp.com/track/an-open-letter

139CliffBurns
Mar 5, 2018, 9:10am Top

A chap named Ryan McGuire has assembled "music" from some of the data shaved off music files when they're converted to the MP3 format. Actually, the resulting sounds are haunting and quite lovely. Have a listen:

http://theghostinthemp3.com

140CliffBurns
May 19, 2018, 10:38pm Top

Just heard Nine Inch Nails and Jesus and Mary Chain will be touring together later this summer.

Sigh...

That's one concert I would sell a kidney to attend. Here's why I love J & MC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnSOs47YS3E

141CliffBurns
May 30, 2018, 5:34pm Top

My son Sam turned me on to a cool little indie band, Titus Andronicus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dMOjCMoJ0o

142CliffBurns
Jun 15, 2018, 9:58pm Top

Lots of great, post-punk music and esoterica here, for FREE listening:

https://www.themckenzietapes.com/tapes

(Another gem from Gord)

143CliffBurns
Sep 2, 2018, 12:02pm Top

This song has been stuck in my head:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKPsztkrIVQ

144CliffBurns
Dec 2, 2018, 1:11pm Top

145CliffBurns
Feb 15, 10:00pm Top

147CliffBurns
May 8, 4:47pm Top

Very cool.

"Space Boy" here thanks you.

148Jargoneer
Jun 3, 9:37am Top

If you only Eno announced that he had found a batch of unreleased songs recorded around the time of Here Come the Warm Jets and Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy). That would be exciting.

149CliffBurns
Jun 15, 11:58am Top

David Bowie, William Burroughs and "cut-ups":

https://lithub.com/what-david-bowie-borrowed-from-william-burroughs

151CliffBurns
Aug 7, 2:26pm Top

Sneak peek at the next (long-awaited) Tool album:

https://loudwire.com/tool-fear-inoculum-song

153RobertDay
Sep 12, 8:00am Top

>152 CliffBurns: Fascinating.

I had heard from Bob Shaw and Ian Watson about working with Kubrick (on the treatment for 'A.I.') and so had some insight from first hand on what working with Kubrick could be like. This all seems highly consistent.

Given that amongst British sf fans (who remembered him as a fan rather than as a professional author), Arthur was known as "Ego" Clarke, perhaps that suggests the only way anyone could work with Kubrick and emerge with their sanity intact.

154CliffBurns
Sep 12, 11:11am Top

Frederic Raphael's book EYES WIDE OPEN about the excruciating process of writing a script with Kubrick is very instructive--if you haven't got it, seek it out.

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