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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Posted: 02 Aug 2019, 5:33pm
by Kory
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 4:20pm
Kory wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 3:53pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 3:03pm
IkarisOne wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 2:44pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 1:14pm


That and It Seems, in retrospect, were the beginnings of CN becoming an electronic artist (mainly as Immersion, with his wife). He gets tagged as the conventional one because of Gilbert and Lewis, but he's got just as solid a track record for strange and minimalist work.

CN has that McCartneyesque natural gift for melody so even when he gets really weird it's usually pretty songful, if not tuneful. Gilbert and Lewis are texture guys. Lewis can write some very good tunes but you never get the feeling it's his primary focus.
I agree, but will add that, weirdly enough, Lewis is the one who had pop star ambitions during the 80s and 90s.
As evidenced by his rad rat-tail at the time.
Equalled only by Colin's early-90s ponytail, where he looked like a sleazy A & R man.
Those were heady times.

Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Posted: 02 Aug 2019, 6:07pm
by Dr. Medulla
Graham Lewis, pop star audition reel.

Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Posted: 02 Aug 2019, 6:24pm
by muppet hi fi
Midnight Oil - 'Redneck Wonderland' (1998)
(Kory, you heard this one yet? Definitely in the noisy/industrial/post-punk side of the band ala '10, 9, 8,...' and 'Red Sails in the Sunset', as opposed to the classic song/Beatles side. I think you'd dig).
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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Posted: 02 Aug 2019, 6:25pm
by IkarisOne
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 6:07pm
Graham Lewis, pop star audition reel.

Heh. Sounds like he was listening to a lot of Wolfgang Press.

Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Posted: 02 Aug 2019, 6:36pm
by Dr. Medulla
IkarisOne wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 6:25pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 6:07pm
Graham Lewis, pop star audition reel.

Heh. Sounds like he was listening to a lot of Wolfgang Press.
It'd be the other way around. This was '86ish and WP went slick in the early 90s, I think. But, yes, birds of a feather.

And, hey, any excuse to post this again. One of my favourite music videos. Like Talking Heads in a really bad mood.

Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Posted: 02 Aug 2019, 7:12pm
by IkarisOne
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 6:36pm
IkarisOne wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 6:25pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 6:07pm
Graham Lewis, pop star audition reel.

Heh. Sounds like he was listening to a lot of Wolfgang Press.
It'd be the other way around. This was '86ish and WP went slick in the early 90s, I think. But, yes, birds of a feather.

And, hey, any excuse to post this again. One of my favourite music videos. Like Talking Heads in a really bad mood.

Awesome. Never saw that one. I bet those guys would be a blast to toss back a couple cold ones with.

Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Posted: 03 Aug 2019, 11:20am
by Inder
IkarisOne wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 10:46pm
My proudest accomplishment in life is cajoling Inder into loving Wire. Which shows how pathetic my life is.
There was a solid year in the late-aughts where Wire were the band to me — like, where you would obsessively listen to at least an album daily. 😎

And thank you to Doc as well for shipping stacks of Wire stuff on DVD. I remember being blown away by Our Swimmer the first time it came on.

Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Posted: 03 Aug 2019, 11:42am
by Dr. Medulla
Inder wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 11:20am
IkarisOne wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 10:46pm
My proudest accomplishment in life is cajoling Inder into loving Wire. Which shows how pathetic my life is.
There was a solid year in the late-aughts where Wire were the band to me — like, where you would obsessively listen to at least an album daily. 😎

And thank you to Doc as well for shipping stacks of Wire stuff on DVD. I remember being blown away by Our Swimmer the first time it came on.
Now, about getting into Swans … :shifty:

Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Posted: 03 Aug 2019, 1:10pm
by IkarisOne
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 11:42am
Inder wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 11:20am
IkarisOne wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 10:46pm
My proudest accomplishment in life is cajoling Inder into loving Wire. Which shows how pathetic my life is.
There was a solid year in the late-aughts where Wire were the band to me — like, where you would obsessively listen to at least an album daily. 😎

And thank you to Doc as well for shipping stacks of Wire stuff on DVD. I remember being blown away by Our Swimmer the first time it came on.
Now, about getting into Swans … :shifty:
That's my next project. Then Polyrock.



Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Posted: 03 Aug 2019, 2:34pm
by Heston
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 11:42am
Inder wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 11:20am
IkarisOne wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 10:46pm
My proudest accomplishment in life is cajoling Inder into loving Wire. Which shows how pathetic my life is.
There was a solid year in the late-aughts where Wire were the band to me — like, where you would obsessively listen to at least an album daily. 😎

And thank you to Doc as well for shipping stacks of Wire stuff on DVD. I remember being blown away by Our Swimmer the first time it came on.
Now, about getting into Swans … :shifty:
:twitch:

Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Posted: 03 Aug 2019, 2:57pm
by Dr. Medulla
IkarisOne wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 1:10pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 11:42am
Inder wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 11:20am
IkarisOne wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 10:46pm
My proudest accomplishment in life is cajoling Inder into loving Wire. Which shows how pathetic my life is.
There was a solid year in the late-aughts where Wire were the band to me — like, where you would obsessively listen to at least an album daily. 😎

And thank you to Doc as well for shipping stacks of Wire stuff on DVD. I remember being blown away by Our Swimmer the first time it came on.
Now, about getting into Swans … :shifty:
That's my next project. Then Polyrock.


I've been looking for a Swans ally to break a few people's spirit. :shifty:

Never heard of Polyrock. Very icy, alienated—leaning to New Wave, but not fully committed to mass appeal.

Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Posted: 03 Aug 2019, 4:01pm
by IkarisOne
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 2:57pm

I've been looking for a Swans ally to break a few people's spirit. :shifty:

Never heard of Polyrock. Very icy, alienated—leaning to New Wave, but not fully committed to mass appeal.
Polyrock were Philip Glass's answer to The Feelies. Seem to be an influence on early Stereolab, but maybe both were just ripping off Neu!.

Swans are one thing, but how about Italy's answer to mid-period Swans, Larsen? That'll clear the board.


Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Posted: 03 Aug 2019, 5:27pm
by Dr. Medulla
IkarisOne wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 4:01pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 2:57pm

I've been looking for a Swans ally to break a few people's spirit. :shifty:

Never heard of Polyrock. Very icy, alienated—leaning to New Wave, but not fully committed to mass appeal.
Polyrock were Philip Glass's answer to The Feelies. Seem to be an influence on early Stereolab, but maybe both were just ripping off Neu!.

Swans are one thing, but how about Italy's answer to mid-period Swans, Larsen? That'll clear the board.

Holy poop, that's excellent. Right in my sweet spot. I'll be investigating further.

edit: Ha! And a direct (and cool) connection to Gira: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/larsen- ... /biography

Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Posted: 03 Aug 2019, 6:35pm
by 101Walterton
Never get tired of this

Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Posted: 03 Aug 2019, 7:38pm
by IkarisOne
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 5:27pm
IkarisOne wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 4:01pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 2:57pm

I've been looking for a Swans ally to break a few people's spirit. :shifty:

Never heard of Polyrock. Very icy, alienated—leaning to New Wave, but not fully committed to mass appeal.
Polyrock were Philip Glass's answer to The Feelies. Seem to be an influence on early Stereolab, but maybe both were just ripping off Neu!.

Swans are one thing, but how about Italy's answer to mid-period Swans, Larsen? That'll clear the board.

Holy poop, that's excellent. Right in my sweet spot. I'll be investigating further.

edit: Ha! And a direct (and cool) connection to Gira: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/larsen- ... /biography
Great band and phenomenal album overall. Hangs together like a symphony.