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Iain
10-18-2007, 04:26 PM
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the best albums ever released(clue in thread title), I have a question:
What are you guys (in particular the freelance, work from home fellers) listening to?

I'm currently switching between:
www.woxy.com American college/emo/indie stuff,
www.bbc.co.uk/6music good blend of music and minimal chat,
www.pandora.com ingenious random selection of music based on your taste (need to use the zip code of your NY crash pad for that one.)

And if I get tired of them it's recent cds: Interpol, Rufus Wainwright, Animal Collective, Queens of the Stone Age, Chemical Brothers, Young Knives, Wombats etc etc etc.

waddaboutyou?

Matt
10-18-2007, 05:11 PM
I'm fortunate to be able to 'plug in' at work, much to everyones annoyance when they try and get my attention!

This week, I have mostly been listening to (none of it new stuff)

Bassbin Twins vs. Marine Parade
Global Underground 018 - Nick Warren: Shanghai
Sasha - Fundacion NYC
Sasha & Digweed - Northern Exposure
Hospital Records - Mix Five
Groove Armada - Doin' It After Dark Vol 2
Ulrich Schnauss - Goodbye
Hans Zimmer - The Thin Red Line OST (great music for concentration)

AbnRanger
10-18-2007, 05:40 PM
KLF is gonna rock 'ya :rock: (Justified Ancients of Mu Mu)

Ha Ha...anybody remember those guys...burning a million quid, for an artistic statement?

Nastalgic, Old School stuff...just looked that up on YouTube the other day.

Matt
10-18-2007, 05:43 PM
I bet they need that cash now!

AbnRanger
10-18-2007, 05:45 PM
I bet they need that cash now!
No kidding. People that are rolling in the dough today don't consider that they may come upon hard times tomorrow.

Exception
10-18-2007, 05:49 PM
Currently my Last.fm selection of loved tracks, which you can listen to as well...:
http://www.last.fm/listen/user/Excepti0n/loved

If not then my Last.fm personal radio
( http://www.last.fm/listen/user/Excepti0n/personal )

or Triple J, (amazing Australian Radio): http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/

SomaFM's Indie rock station or Groovesalad: www.somafm.com

And in terms of bands or artists... I wouldn't know where to begin...
I'm quite taken by Imogen Heap lately, as well as my old favorites such as DAAU and Cinematic Orchestra...

Ulrich Schnauss and Nick Warren are certainly on my playlist too :)

Gotta run. Last Train to Trans Central. (bada-bam!)

Steamthrower
10-18-2007, 08:23 PM
Dire Straits
Annett Louisan
Jasmin Wagner
Switchfoot
Abba
Led Zeppelin
J.S. Bach
Avril Lavigne
Hayley Westenra
Mark Knopfler

How's that for eclectic?

Exception
10-18-2007, 08:52 PM
How's that for eclectic?

You testing your internal randomizer? :)

hyperfx
10-18-2007, 08:58 PM
Check out http://www.georgefm.co.nz/listen.html
Great station and music broadcasting live from New Zealand.
Thursdays and Fridays are exellent, especialy if you got your dancing shoes on!

Steamthrower
10-18-2007, 08:59 PM
I tell ya, when Paganini's Caprice No. 24 is superceded by Avril Lavigne's When You're Gone, and after that Annett Louisan's Das Gelegenheit comes on...that rocks.

Exception
10-18-2007, 09:37 PM
I tell ya, when Paganini's Caprice No. 24 is superceded by Avril Lavigne's When You're Gone, and after that Annett Louisan's Das Gelegenheit comes on...that rocks.

That sure does...

If you go here you can see my own list of what I just listened to... Would be a good turing test as well, me thinks.
It's not as random as it could be, as there's underrepresented classical and gypsy music :)
http://www.last.fm/user/Excepti0n/

toby
10-18-2007, 10:55 PM
Xtc Radio London

Emperor

Siouxisie and the Banshees

The Suicide Watch with Ophelia Necro, KFJC radio -
http://www.kfjc.org/programming/program_info.php?houroftheweek=166&info_id=39

and a little Diamanda Galas

and Tom Jones

sammael
10-19-2007, 12:17 AM
I have been enjoying http://www.deepmix.ru/ lately, mimimalist downbeat techno for the most part. Theres some exceptional sets occasionally and its generally enjoyable.

akademus
10-19-2007, 12:23 AM
www.musicovery.com click anywhere and listen :)

hyperfx
10-19-2007, 12:42 AM
Nice one sammael, just gonna go and check it out!

Iain
10-19-2007, 12:49 AM
You can tell I had a few glasses of wine last night as I called the thread sweet sweet music instead of fine fine music (Velvet Underground-Rock and Roll.) Must've got mixed up with Sweet Jane.

Interesting stuff so far.

Got Moon Safari by Air on now. Just the thing to soothe the head.

toby
10-19-2007, 01:41 AM
Modular Mix by Air is the bomb.

Good thread, love all the links.

sammael
10-19-2007, 03:41 AM
Nice one sammael, just gonna go and check it out!

Cool, enjoy!

Dont mind a bit of Air myself.
Daft Punk - Discovery is another one I keep coming back to time and again... so cheezy but so good.

Matt
10-19-2007, 07:24 AM
I love 'Talkie Walkie' by Air.

And if you like Air, but haven't checked out Mylo "Destroy Rock and Roll" yet, you quite simply have to!

Although I can't imagine anyone not knowing about Mylo! I hope he has something else in the pipeline, wouldn't mind a new album from him.

Exception
10-19-2007, 07:35 AM
Destroy rock n roll.. classic!

I've got a lot of this kind of stuff...
If you're into the smooth poppy electro, check out, from the top of my head...

Midnight Juggernauts - Dystopia
Royksopp
Fisherspooner
Ginormous
Sigur Ros
mum
Boards of Canada

Iain
10-19-2007, 07:55 AM
Bit of a theme going here.
If you like that kind of thing but a bit darker, there's trip hop:

Leftfield
Massive Attack
Tricky (Maxinquaye is brilliant but he lost it after that.)
(Early) Bjork
UNKLE

Grea for lying in a dark room with headphones on.

I just downloaded Radiohead's In Rainbows and it's really quite good.

Exception
10-19-2007, 08:05 AM
Bit of a theme going here.
If you like that kind of thing but a bit darker, there's trip hop:


Don't you forget underworld there, mate :)

Or else, Lamb & Amon Tobin too.

Gotta love UNKLE.... Wasn't that Tricky, Underworld, Radiohead, DJ Shadow, some Beastie boys guy, someone from Faithless at one time, and produced by James Lavelle?

Matt
10-19-2007, 09:58 AM
UNKLE rocks, I have a bunch of their stuff, oh and James Lavelle's Global Underground mixes are legendary!

Exception
10-19-2007, 11:09 AM
UNKLE rocks, I have a bunch of their stuff, oh and James Lavelle's Global Underground mixes are legendary!

As are BBC's Breezeblocks and Essential mixes. They're really amazing.
check them out, you could listen to them for free on the bbc website. I'm sure they're still around.

Here's a nice list of essential mixes...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_Mix

sammael
10-19-2007, 11:50 AM
Anyone heard any 'handsome boy modelling school'? Gotta love it.

And 'Ween' my all time favourite and that goes for just about every one of their cd's.

'Sphongle' simply awesome.

Yep love some Amon Tobin and massive attack as well just about all the other stuff mentioned come to think of it and the rest ill check it out, its nice to get some ideas for new music thanks people.

Exception
10-19-2007, 01:27 PM
Shpongle...
So good!

"There is a cheer. The gnomes have learned a new way to say hooray."

art
10-19-2007, 01:34 PM
+1 for Shpongle

Iain
10-19-2007, 02:20 PM
Working on a Friday night (private job so it's okay.)
Listening to a bit of Clinic.
Mmmmmm..........arty!

I thought you were making shpongle up at first. Had to google search.

Matt
10-19-2007, 06:31 PM
As are BBC's Breezeblocks and Essential mixes. They're really amazing.[/url]

Oh I'm familiar with the Essential Mix, I grew up listening to Pete Tong, UK Radio rules!

:)

andrew_y
10-19-2007, 08:46 PM
Tonight?

Tonight's lineup consists of:

Pantera, 101 Proof
Metallica, Master of puppets
Korn, Issues

Steamthrower
10-19-2007, 09:17 PM
Korn played in my town a couple of days ago. Didn't go, as Korn is way low on my prioroty list.

MooseDog
10-19-2007, 10:28 PM
...And 'Ween' my all time favourite and that goes for just about every one of their cd's....

hear hear:thumbsup: i've got tickets to go to a show at the end of next month. should be killer.

atm, hank williams III is playing insultingly loud :help:

oh, and 'cuz everyone's sharing links

Archive.Org (http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=hank%20williams%20III%20AND%20med iatype%3Aetree%20AND%20collection%3Aetree)

sammael
10-19-2007, 11:52 PM
or Triple J, (amazing Australian Radio): http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/


Try http://www.rrr.org.au/ as well, you have to be a bit more selective with the shows you listen to but theres some great stuff. More alternative again than JJJ.

toby
10-20-2007, 01:01 AM
About ten years ago a roomate won tickets to a Megadeath 'reunion' performance in San Fransisco. The opening band was surprisingly good. The second band wore black t-shirts cut off at the shoulders, and studded leather armbands. And feathered hair. Straight out of the '80's. The sound was awful and I had ringing ears in 10 minutes, whereas the previous hour had no such effect. The music was tacky; as my roomate commented, actually yelled as we'd plugged our ears, it sounded "like a cheesy hollywood movie soundtrack".

So we took a break out in the hall. As we wondered out loud when Megadeath would start, someone sitting next to us said "that's Megadeath playing now". Before we made it to the exit, we heard the lead singer from inside the concert hall announce; "this next song is from our new album, which is also on the BlahBlahBlah movie soundtrack..."

The opening band was called 'Korn'.
And was almost as good as Emperor.

art
10-20-2007, 07:32 AM
I saw Korn "by accident" also opening for Megadeth 12 years ago. I never heard about Korn before that.

iconoclasty
10-20-2007, 10:45 AM
She Wants Revenge
Interpol
The new Linkin Park
And I can't get by without a little Wu-Tang

sammael
10-21-2007, 11:05 AM
I woudnt want to get on the wrong side of this guy at some gig! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1nzEFMjkI4

Sande
10-21-2007, 12:03 PM
Lately I've been listening to Amorphis and Nightwish + of course my old favourite from (quite surprisingly) Sweden, In Flames. When I get tired of those heavy guitars, I tune on to some of the 80's music channels and relax with A-ha, Alphaville, Billy Ocean, Belinda Carlisle, Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, Sandra, and all the other former stars... :)

EDIT: Ahh, just noticed Neverko's Fiona Apple - I just loved her album (Slow like honey, lal la lal la laa and stuff) - and I listened to My Dying Bride a lot few years back... :)

Sande
10-21-2007, 12:48 PM
Ah, Amorphis... I have the Black Winter Day EP and the album Tales From the Thousand Lakes.
I haven't listened to After Forever, but I have always liked Theatre of Tragedy. Tales From the Thousand Lakes is my favourite finnish album of all time, by the way. If there ever has been an album that perfectly reflects the finnish melancholy and cold, dark, winter nights - that is the one. :)

pumeco
10-21-2007, 04:22 PM
At the moment I'm listening to a single track that's just looped 6 times now (no kidding).

At the link you'll find a great video to a great track. What's great about the video is how it was made; by using timelapse recording, then throwing it at you at 50.000 times the normal speed. The results are weird but great to watch. In all, it took them 105 days of timelapse to film this thing.

Rather cool, one of my favourite bands, great musicians, and I challenge any one of you to listen to the track 'start-to-finish' and not need to play it again. It's a really good track, but sadly you can't see and hear it at it's best on YouTube.

Don't forget to whack-up the volume (****** YouTube compression).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf0H8ar2POo

ercaxus
10-21-2007, 05:24 PM
I haven't listened to After Forever, but I have always liked Theatre of Tragedy. Tales From the Thousand Lakes is my favourite finnish album of all time, by the way. If there ever has been an album that perfectly reflects the finnish melancholy and cold, dark, winter nights - that is the one. :)
I don't listen to Amorphis anymore, they are too gloomy sad/bad. No My dying bride either :)
Not that I don't like them but I'm usually a negative person anyway so I don't need extra help. Quick confession though: I was listening to tales of a thousand lakes recently.

These days In Flames and Dark Tranquility all day.

art
10-21-2007, 06:52 PM
...and Nightwish...
I just saw them in NYC this thursday at the (hehe, aptly named) Nokia theatre. Great concert, and Anette did surprisingly good job singing their older songs.

sammael
10-21-2007, 08:15 PM
Hallucinogen is also pure Posford joy.

Hehe now your bringing up some crazy memories from a few years back. Dont mind some Infected Mushroom either or Chemical Crew along similar lines. In fact I have a massive collection of trance & more chilled out electronic stuff. But I never could dance as good as the technoviking.

DogBoy
10-22-2007, 03:22 AM
I bet they need that cash now!
They are doing OK, and still getting upto shenanigans. Jimmy Cauty founded the Cautese National Stamp Service (http://www.cnpdonline.com/)and does art pieces.
Bill Drummond, among other stuff, runs the Foundry (http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/30/3000/Foundry/Shoreditch), one of my favourite drinking holes in Shoreditch.

When I can:

Tortoise
Big Black
Bad Brains
Breeders
Slint

Iain
10-22-2007, 03:27 AM
I remember a while go reading that Drummond did regret burning the cash just because he couldn't explain to his kids why he did it.

Imagine asking your dad for a new bike and he tried the old "money's a bit tight just now, if only I hadn't burnt that million quid!"

Iain
10-22-2007, 03:30 AM
Tortoise
Big Black
Bad Brains
Breeders
Slint

I went to see the Pixies last year (Kim Deal connection) and even after all thos years apart and some cack Frank Black solo stuff (some good too) it was one of the best gigs I've ever seen.

DogBoy
10-22-2007, 04:18 AM
I went to see the Pixies last year (Kim Deal connection) and even after all thos years apart and some cack Frank Black solo stuff (some good too) it was one of the best gigs I've ever seen.

Same here. Kim kicked ***.

pumeco
10-27-2007, 12:16 PM
I have been enjoying http://www.deepmix.ru/ lately, mimimalist downbeat techno for the most part. Theres some exceptional sets occasionally and its generally enjoyable.
Hey sammael, here's something you might like if you're into Russian Techno or Trance. It's a Russian website (requires flash).
Here's how to navigate to the tracks :

> http://www.monokini.ru
> Click on the third link from the bottom
> Click on the bottom left button
> Under the track listings 'NEW' section you'll find six tracks, I would try those first ;)

sammael
10-27-2007, 05:11 PM
Hey sammael, here's something you might like if you're into Russian Techno or Trance. It's a Russian website (requires flash).
Here's how to navigate to the tracks :

> http://www.monokini.ru
> Click on the third link from the bottom
> Click on the bottom left button
> Under the track listings 'NEW' section you'll find six tracks, I would try those first ;)

Thanks for the link, it all seems a tad happy/dancy for me though as far as electronic stuff goes I prefer darker & more ambient stuff, psytrance or goa mostly as well as some drum & bass and industrial amongst other things.
heres a few I listen to a bit:
http://www.chromanova.de/
http://www.psystream.net/
http://www.philosomatika.com/
http://www.puredj.com/
http://www.infectedradio.com/content/
http://www.psyisrael.info/radio.html
http://www.liquid.fm/
http://forum.ah.fm/
But deep mix moscow is at the top of the stack lately in fact they're playing some cool stuff right now. http://www.deepmix.ru/

Bodger Bowham
10-30-2007, 10:49 AM
We have Radio 1 at work all day. Basically that means 'Umbrella' followed by 'When you're Gone' followed by the Sugababes, then repeat. It's a truly annoying loop. Occasionally they throw in some crappy generic indie (Kooks and Fratellis from last year mostly).

When I get up in time to select a CD before leaving the house I tend to go for something upbeat like Turbonegro early in the week or something simple, chilled, and that I know well, like some Clapton or something. Or of course the Beach Boys (I think that was the hint in the thread name).

Liber777
10-30-2007, 11:04 AM
The first few From the stack of CD's just within reach:
Coil
Shriekback
Attrition
Johnny Cash
Diamanda Galas
Psychic TV
Tuxedo Moon
XTC
Gang of Four
Devo
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Drowning the Virgin Silence
Daniel Johnston
Jeff Buckley
The Pixies
Sonic Youth
Ms Ariana van Gelder
T.Rex
Bauhaus
Childproof

...Stivan!

Iain
10-30-2007, 02:48 PM
We have Radio 1 at work all day. Basically that means 'Umbrella' followed by 'When you're Gone' followed by the Sugababes, then repeat. It's a truly annoying loop. Occasionally they throw in some crappy generic indie (Kooks and Fratellis from last year mostly).



That's very true but then after a whole day of rubbish, Scott Mills is funnier than anything else on radio and then you get Zane Lowe, the most enthusiastic, knowledgable and likeable DJ ever with the best music around.

Radio 1 during the day = barnacles.
Radio 1 in the evening = beee yootiful.

Pomfried
10-30-2007, 03:34 PM
I don't listen to Amorphis anymore, they are too gloomy sad/bad. No My dying bride either :)
Not that I don't like them but I'm usually a negative person anyway so I don't need extra help. Quick confession though: I was listening to tales of a thousand lakes recently.

These days In Flames and Dark Tranquility all day.

Arrr, In Flames, you've got to love them :) I guess if you are listening to IF, you also know Soilwork (currently touring with Dark Tranquility, Caliban and Sonic Syndicate and I saw them last week :D)? If not you should really give it a try.
Sentenced (though they are no more :/) also have some very nice songs.

Not sure if you will like them, but personally I also listen to All That Remains, Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin and Sonic Syndicate. For every mood you will find something nice :D

Hmm... I'm wondering if anyone here has been at Wacken Open Air this year? :question: