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precision
May 7, 2006

Double great.


I never got hooked on Allelujah or Asunder like I did with literally every other GY!BE/ASMZ album. Maybe it's a problem in my own brain -- probably -- but I had an idea of those albums as being like... fan service. I think part of that is having been listening to them the whole time they've existed. I've rarely liked the results of bands "reuniting" even though GY!BE never "technically" broke up (but you know they totally did). Did Pavement ever reunite? That happened right? Or did I dream that? Dinosaur Jr. and the Pixies are the only indie rock bands that immediately come to mind as doing great albums after reuniting (Mission of Burma don't count, no, that reunion poo poo was dire).

But man, Luciferian Towers is fantastic. It sounds a lot like Lift Yr. Skinny Fists -- sometimes in a way that might be "by the numbers GY!BE", but I'm tired of thinking too hard about motivations and meaning, sometimes it's okay to just enjoy a beautiful piece of work and that's what they've done this time. I can definitely see myself listening to it an order of magnitude more than both the last two combined.

edit: I think what I was hung up on was that ASMZ seemed like a band that had a sound always progressing, from the minimalist and droney He Has Left Us Alone to the angry riff-rock on 13 Moons to the plaintive gospel of gently caress Off Get Free, and when GY!BE came back and just sounded the same, it felt unnecessary to me. I mean that literally -- it felt unnecessary to me, to my life experience/whatever. Luciferian Towers feels necessary to me, right now.

precision fucked around with this message at Sep 15, 2017 around 21:26

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ICHIBAHN
Feb 21, 2007


Album is brilliant

xiansi
Jan 26, 2012

im judjing all goons cause they have bad leader, so a noral member is associated whith thoose crasy one

Personaly i would quit the goons if i was in cause of thoose crasy ppl

Grimey Drawer


That is an insanely good album.

And I have never seen these guys live, though it sounds like I really should. Which will be getting rectified end of October in London, even if it's a Tuesday - work on Wednesday be dammed.

strap on revenge
Apr 8, 2011

yeah that's right


xiansi posted:

That is an insanely good album.

And I have never seen these guys live, though it sounds like I really should. Which will be getting rectified end of October in London, even if it's a Tuesday - work on Wednesday be dammed.

they're good

ICHIBAHN
Feb 21, 2007


They're UNREAL live

ICHIBAHN
Feb 21, 2007


And on the basis of you mentioning them playing gigs, i just checked and they're playing my city next month. I'm there. Thank you.

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005



Anyone have any thoughts on the new Rosetta album? I totally missed it, going to listen in a bit.

Wazzit
Jul 16, 2004

Who wants to play video games?


Anthem for No State, Pt. III is really good. drat good.

xiansi posted:

That is an insanely good album.

And I have never seen these guys live, though it sounds like I really should. Which will be getting rectified end of October in London, even if it's a Tuesday - work on Wednesday be dammed.

Yeah they are amazing live, if they are playing near you, you should really check them out! They typically bring along some amazing visuals too. They have a few projectors setup with actual film stock and they have their (touring) projectionist destroy film with some type of chemical that dissolves the film? It's a really cool effect. I mean, this all might sound really pretentious- hm, on second thought it probably is.

But really, they are amazing live. I've been lucky enough to catch them several times since their resurgence, the best experience probably was seeing them play in a cathedral here in LA. It was kind of surreal to watch this band in a church, while sitting a pew.


Speaking of shows, anyone catching Explosions in the Sky tonight at the Greek?

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Cymbal Monkey
Apr 16, 2009

Lift Your Little Paws Like Antennas to Heaven!


SpruceZeus posted:

Oh hell yes the new BIG|BRAVE is out finally, time to spend half an hour+ getting my rear end kicked extremely hard,

I've been binging that album hard because I hate feeling even marginally okay. What a loving beast of an album.

lightinwater
Jan 1, 2014


chunkles posted:

Anyone have any thoughts on the new Rosetta album? I totally missed it, going to listen in a bit.

It's good. Less ... harsh i guess, some clean singing from the bassist and everything seems to sit back in the mix. I like it.

However the only GYBE track i ever really liked is Sad Mafioso so YMMV

mormonpartyboat
Jan 14, 2015


break out the capri suns




SpruceZeus posted:

Oh hell yes the new BIG|BRAVE is out finally, time to spend half an hour+ getting my rear end kicked extremely hard,

this is insanely good

Sojenus
Dec 28, 2008


god drat can't stop replaying luciferian towers

precision
May 7, 2006

Double great.


Yeah, it's amazing. Thinking it's easily their best, especially if I divorce myself from nostalgia.

The new Do Make Say Think is great too.

WaryWarren
Apr 30, 2013


pitchfork just posted their review of luciferian towers. lol, just lol. never change p4k.

precision
May 7, 2006

Double great.


I'm gonna take a wild guess they gave it a 6.

Pitchfork's weird bias against post rock has always confused me. Most of the time you can tell the reviewer just hates the entire genre.

Giga Gaia
May 2, 2006
one billion earth goddesses

It's a 7.3 positive review. Just weirdly... dramatic, i guess? I don't usually read album reviews though.

precision
May 7, 2006

Double great.


How not to do it:

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/album...on-the-ellipse/

lazerwolf
Dec 22, 2009

Orange and Black





My favorite pitchfork review

WaryWarren
Apr 30, 2013


Pitchdork reviewer says they abandoned their maniacal magic, should follow the template of Ministry. Ministry, hahaha.

Also, that the overall scope of the album is optimistic. The horror! Maybe they have children now and have adopted a more hopeful outlook on the state of things. I guess the reviewer hasn't seen a live video where they perform 'Hope Drone' in front of a screen that has hope hastily scrawled on it.

precision
May 7, 2006

Double great.


Ministry have like twice as many bad albums as good and haven't been listenable since Filth Pig

e: the "best" Pitchfork review is still a tie between Schreiber's insane rant about I Get Wet and their revisionist perfect 10 review of In The Aeroplane (after giving it like a 7 at release lol)

my old pal Tom wrote a great reaction/rebuttal to the Andrew WK one:

http://freakytrigger.co.uk/ft/2002/...tchfork-review/

quote:

He could be being knowingly over-the-top, though his righteous responses to critics on the Reader Mail page suggest otherwise. If he’s serious, it’s illuminating, the thought-processes of the “rock elitist” (his words) laid bare. It’s not that Schreiber doesn’t like Andrew WK – he does like it, his description of what happens to him when he listens to it is absolutely dead-on. It’s that he refuses to like it, cannot let himself like it – this music is “empty”, it’s “evil”, it’s “fun”. Andrew WK steps outside the polite post-grunge boundaries of indie rock, and to prove it Schreiber damns him by comparison with three other beyond-the-pale populist stompers. Case closed.

Schreiber’s review is one of the most honest pieces of rock criticism I’ve read for a while. His Protestant, rule-based urge to mistrust pleasure seems on the surface pretty anti-rock and anti-life to me, but on the other hand he admits this – as shown by his brave publication of an Eminem review whose main purpose was to humiliate him for just these tendencies. And besides, read the WK review again – doesn’t it come to life when he’s talking about hearing the man’s music? Doesn’t the physicality – spitting out! – of his casting WK out tell you how viscerally he’s feeling this stuff? Ryan Schreiber is, in the language of the armchair shrink, a classic pop closet case. And deep down, he knows. Join us! Join us on the dark side, Ryan! The party starts here!

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precision
May 7, 2006

Double great.


Been listening to Luciferian Towers almost nonstop and just today realized that Anthem For No State part 2's western riff is a callback to F#A# Infinity's "Slow Moving Trains/The Cowboy". Fell dumb it took me so long to place it.

canis minor
May 4, 2011



Anthem For No State is so good. A close second is Bosses Hang.

The entire album is a good one. Well done

SmokinDan
Oct 24, 2010


New ASIWYFA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6fLT-JLxn4

I should probably listen to more ASIWYFA.

Cymbal Monkey
Apr 16, 2009

Lift Your Little Paws Like Antennas to Heaven!


SmokinDan posted:

New ASIWYFA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6fLT-JLxn4

I should probably listen to more ASIWYFA.

Whole album is gold, I've listened to it 17 times.

Detective Thompson
Nov 9, 2007

Sammy Davis Jr. Jr. is also in repose.

My friends did a video for the second track on the new Glacier album.
http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2017/...-crimson-video/

ICHIBAHN
Feb 21, 2007


What songs on the new Godspeed album were older songs played live? Any decent versions of them? Cheers.

GrandpaPants
Feb 13, 2006

Free to roam the heavens in man's noble quest to investigate the weirdness of the universe!

I'm really digging this album by Glaston, but I am also a sucker for post rock accompanied by piano and strings:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYN0Vj4fm0M

precision
May 7, 2006

Double great.


ICHIBAHN posted:

What songs on the new Godspeed album were older songs played live? Any decent versions of them? Cheers.

Anthem For No State is "Railroads", and they play it in a bunch of these:

https://archive.org/details/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor

They play it as "Anthem For No State" here, though it sounds more like the older version:

https://archive.org/details/gybe2017-09-03.dpa

precision fucked around with this message at Oct 8, 2017 around 19:20

ICHIBAHN
Feb 21, 2007


Thanks

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


Somehow sleepmakeswaves put out a new album earlier this year and that completely managed to slip past me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znH-BJX7H3c

Goddamn this song is especially good

Cymbal Monkey
Apr 16, 2009

Lift Your Little Paws Like Antennas to Heaven!


Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Somehow sleepmakeswaves put out a new album earlier this year and that completely managed to slip past me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znH-BJX7H3c

Goddamn this song is especially good

I'm normally on the pulse of this poo poo, how the gently caress did I miss this? Did they forget to tell anyone?

angrygodofjebus
Aug 25, 2005

Drink it up and hunker down


Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Somehow sleepmakeswaves put out a new album earlier this year and that completely managed to slip past me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znH-BJX7H3c

Goddamn this song is especially good

They're touring with Vasudeva and The Physics House Band in Europe and I am so loving jealous of anyone getting to see that show.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


Cymbal Monkey posted:

I'm normally on the pulse of this poo poo, how the gently caress did I miss this? Did they forget to tell anyone?
I'd like to think I am too but this came out in March and I had no idea until last night hahaha

Junkenstein
Oct 22, 2003

Do you see?

SmokinDan posted:

http://themusic.com.au/music/stream...of-breath-only/ 

Stream for sleepmakeswaves' new album which is out tomorrow. 

Only had a couple of listens and really like it so far but some parts do feel a bit by the numbers. Highlights at the moment are The Edge of Everything and Into the Arms of Ghosts. 

Rageaholic Monkey posted:

I'm like halfway through this and it's pretty boring, but the sad part is that it's still more interesting than like 95% of other albums I've heard so far this year.

Not having a go, just found it funny, 'cos I was sure it was indeed discussed in here at release.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


...was it? Jesus, my entire memory of it coming out must have completely exited my brain. What the gently caress

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


Also, This Will Destroy You did a score............for a restaurant???

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/this-w...e-hear-kitchen/

The song they preview here is cool, but like...why?

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chunkles
Aug 14, 2005



Kauan has a new album tilting much more towards the ambient side of things, reminds me of Hammock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNCHWge4hVo

Also Hammock put out a new album a while back that I didn't see posted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDh1pPf6bg8

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