I had to look up Alan Howarth....but that's fucking awesome news.
oh shit - that's going to be super interesting. That must be like working with your idol for those guys.
yeah, the Hive Mind record is one of my favorites of the year.
also, this new Matt Carlson LP on DRAFT is incredible... totally next level for him. Gecko Dream Levels was one of the most eye opening things I've listened to in a long while, and this one continues that trend. Love his use of the Vocoder... I've posted this before, but why not again:
rene hell plays a live set at 3PM PST today: http://www.ioufm.org/
I received two tapes from Jared this week! I just finished listened to Social Drag's New Age Healer and it's pretty awesome! Extremely gloomy and glitchy spacey soundscapes. I recorded 44.1/16 into Pro Tools as well to have a digital copy. I'll listen to the other later today i am sure!
Hey guys, I just came across this collage on ? and wanted to get your take. I think 2011 has been a boon year for ambient, but I am still quite the n00b and only recognize a few albums here (Tim Hecker, Barn Owl, Fennesz...of which I really like and think all 3 are all very different). Anyway, take a look and let me know if you think there is something else on there that I should snatch.
I'd add these to any y/e ambient list:
Asura - Oxygene
Desolate - The Invisible Insurrection
A Winged Victory for the Sullen - s/t
Carbon Based Lifeforms - Twentythree (quite possibly my favorite ambient this year)
One of the Grouper ones (need to listen again to remember which I liked more)
out of the ones i've heard on that list (most of them), i'd recommend:
I highly recommend the first three.
Right on, thanks.
Of those I listed, are there any that you have yet to check out?
+1 Grouper and Winged Victory.
I need to listen to the Porter again...
Just finished listening to Jefre Cantu-Ledesma Shining Skull Breath. It was very good. Just started Higuma Pacific Fog Dreams and it is ruling so far as well.
+another for Indignant Senility and Grouper
Still need to listen to A Winged Victory for the Sullen.
Has anyone listened to his other releases under the Container moniker?
2/21: Weyes Blood, Half Waif, 20 Minute Loop, Young Moon @ Swedish American Hall
2/22: Uniform, Black Marble, Mall Walk, Blank Square @ Starline Social Club
2/23: Hot Toddies, Great Apes, Brasil
2/23: Japanese Breakfast, Miya Folick, Dante Elephante, Flying Circles @ Rickshaw Stop
2/23: Julien Baker @GAMH
2/24: OCD, Trash Vampire, Phosphene
2/24: This Will Destroy You, Emma Ruth Rundle @ The Independent
2/24: Dr. Rubenstein, Erika, Christina Chatfield @ Monarch
Great article. Happy to hear he'll be releasing something on Morphosis' label.
I wonder about the reaction of the American noise community to this increased level of interest from the Euro-centric techno community.
I just got back from Father You See Queen which was formed after To Kill A Petty Bourgiouse broke up and they were absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed TKAPB, but this is just as good if not better. You can listen to the EP here, they describe it as minimal, but I don't know enough about the genre to know if that's right. I don't know if this is even really noise, but it has noisy parts and roots, so here it is. I also picked up a music box they only made 36 of with ash, hair, and a mini cassette inside. The cassette has 20 minutes of material only on these so as soon as I can find something to play it on and figure out how to upload it I will.
i didn't even realize tkapb broke up. interesting... thanks for the tip.
The new Perispirit is pretty hit and miss for me. The first side is the typical disjointed noise that I have a hard time getting into. But the second side is fantastic, especially that last 6-7 minutes or so.
Wholeheartedly disagree on the Perispirit. While I'm not as thrilled about it thus far as I was Abysmal Penetrations... It's far beyond "typical" anything. It has much less in common with cut up noise than it does musique concrete. The first side is full of splendid transitions that seem more concerned about space than texture. A headphones listen might be in order, as Donoso has done some serious post-processing that blew me away.
I agree on the second side... although it's honestly more what I would like to hear from Donoso's solo stuff than Perispirit. Not gonna quibble though... fantastic album.
I recommend Black Pyramid from Aun for those of you interested in drone/dark ambient. They remind me of Barn Owl, but with more electronic instruments (vs guitars/effects). I just uploaded a V0 of a really nice vinyl rip I acquired to ?; check it out. PM me if you want the hi-res files.
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Tell me about Hobo Cubes. His song "Spiritual Hangover" reminds me a lot of that Earn tape I love so much.
Hobo Cubes is Francesco De Gallo who runs the Hobo Cult Records label. He's done so many releases in the past few years that it is hard to keep track. I like the earlier stuff the most, as it was a bit more delicate. All of the earlier splits and releases on Hobo Cult are fantastic. Especially the Panabrite/Hobo Cubes split, Gio and the Thoughts on Air/Hobo Cubes split on Rotifer. Mecca D'Orra Dwellers is brilliant as well. Lately it has been a bit more synth bombast, but there are some gems in all of his releases. Oh, and his collab with Sundrips called Video Diaries is top notch.
No clue what release Spiritual Hangover is from.
It appears it's from a release called Strangers.
I'm guessing that's one of the earlier ones, this was definitely a light, atmospheric track.
I recently saw Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and Nels Cline (Wlico) do a noise set (east village / last month I think) for the New York Alternative Guitar festival.
It was a small room and they were brutally loud. I was so looking forward to seeing this, but we had to leave after a few minutes (with ear protection).
Honestly I was kind of pissed at them for not even warning the audience to protect their ears. I would have done that it were me (it was an eclectic music night so not the type of night where I should have expected this level of volume) .... seemed super selfish and Thurston Moore looked like he was dealing with a ton of "Kim Breakup" rage ..
That said, noise is definitely art and music imho
That Thurston noise set we got at ATP NY was awesome. But yeah, I would expect that to be loud.
Edit: Let's start some discussion on the new page. Listened to Ben Vida esstends - esstends - esstends last night because I saw Jared mention it somewhere. Such a crazy listening experience I don't know how to describe it. Just started it again right now and I still can't. Disorienting? Really fucking good though.
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Arc Lab just signed up for soundcloud. Here's an unreleased album he just posted:
Not technically "noise" but this seems like a good thread to post it in anyway.
So, what ambient & drone have you guys liked so far this year? The ones I've really liked have been:
Pjusk - Tele (not quite as good as Sval, but still good and the experimentation on this one is interesting)
T.S.R. - GTCHI97 (this is a collab between Carbon Based Lifeforms and someone else I cannot remember. It's a little more noise/beat-y than the ambient that comes directly from Carbon Based Lifeforms. I just listened to it today and it is good)
ASC And Sam KDC - Decayed Society (ASC is one of my favorite DJs right now. He usually does DnB/Autonomic kind of stuff, but this is pure ambient and fucking glorious. Might be one of my favorite albums of the year)
I listened to the new Bvdub and didn't like it (lacked creativity...too repetitive) and the Kutin release also didn't do much for me either. I just the other day listened to the new Atrium Carceri and need to give that another listen before I make any determinations about it. I also need to give those two new Groupers another listen. They are just so fucking dense! Oh, and I'm not counting the new Julia Holter as ambient...it's more pop to me ears. Anyway...what else should I be listening to?
EDIT: forgot one...Listening Mirror - Resting in Aspic (reminds me a lot of Eno's straight-up ambient with some piano thrown in here and there that smacks of A Winged Victory for the Sullen. Very peaceful and perfect to fall asleep to)
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