|3 Year Sputversary|
And to celebrate I'll give you all of my big digs from after my rating wipe.
63 albums, from well known classics to absolutely underrated gems that
REALLY need to be checked out by all of you.
1 is a 5. The next 7 are 4.5. The rest is 4 and 3.5, not really ordered
though. Top 10 is absolutely essential.
Anata No Senaka O Mitsumenagara
|62||Suishou No Fune|
The Shining Star - Live
First of the essential Japanese Psych-/Noise-Rock records on here
Japanese Psychedelic Pop.
Roll With The Punches
A side is a total banger and B side blows :(
|59|| ||Keiji Haino|
The 21st Century Hard-y-Guide-y Man: ????????(,,,)
Now it ain't no A Boy, but it's Morita Doji so it can't be bad.
Yeah, I sometimes enjoy Hip Hop.
|56||Early Day Miners|
Let Us Garlands Bring
Speechless over how little ratings this has
To Start With, Let's Remove the Colour!!
Needs no description.
Noisy Love Songs (for George Dyer)
First Korean on this list. Noisy Cello Improvisations. Nihm is the better album.
Not from this album but d a m n . Incredible, absolute must watch.
Ab-so-lu-te-ly essential Japanese Psych-/Noise-Rock.
Kato Hideki (bass guitar), Ikue Mori (drum machines) and Fred Frith (guitar).
Released on Tzadik. Useless description because if any of those names would make
you interested chances are you already know that record anyway.
|50||Painting Petals On Planet Ghost|
Haru No Omoi
transcendent folk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn-avGumRRQ = live
Shoegazing from the Japs. Pretty well known in the genre.
Shizuka while recording Heavnly Persona.jpg http://i.imgur.com/g3KkUNg.jpg
Another essential Psych-/Noise-Rock record.
|47||There Is A Light That Never Goes Out|
Japanese Screamo. Almost impossible to find a download for this. Probably straight
up impossible outside of the /mu/ archives. Well worth the search though.
Fragmental Remembrance A Switch Of Resurrection A
Absolutely crazy Screamo including instruments you never hear in the genre.
Sweetheart of Pablo
Reminds me a lot Shiina Ringo.
Ai No Poltergeist
Just leaning a bit more towards that Jazz sound
this > okc > amnesiac >>> in rainbows
Essentical crescendo-core. Kashiwa Daisukes band.
Essential no wave.
|40||Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto|
Essential 2000s Glitch.
Somewhere between CTTS worship and mimicry.
Open Up Finders, Please
Got that Merchant Ships guitar sound. Auto 4.
80s Industrial with definite Krautrock influences. Like this a lot more than Urban
I'm pretty surprised this is so little known, not only around here but in general.
Typical IDM with breaks and glitches and all that cool stuff.
|35||Parker / Lee / Evans|
The Bleeding Edge
Parker as in the Evan Parker that collaborated with Derek Bailey and Han Bennink to produce the one album
deserving of a 0, "The Topography of the Lungs" (Adam Thomas, 2008). Evans as in the Peter Evans that I
don't know much about except for that he apparently is a somewhat relevant name in today's Free Jazz
scene. Lee as in Okkyung Lee who you already know about by now. The Bleeding Edge. ~Forever
Soundtracks for the Blind
Rules of the Sife
Reminds me a lot of Touche Amore but fresher. Just give it a listen, the songs are
equally as short http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byZBcaPCmTo
Ray Night 1991-1992 Live
Essential Japanese Psych-/Noise-Rock
Incidents Out of Context
A big Kitsch. dig, what could possibly be bad about this?
If you dig Carissa's Wierd this should be the next thing you listen to. Jenn Ghetto
solo, sounds a lot like Songs About Leaving.
Yeah I'm a post-rock man myself. Shipping News, Magnog ... the list could go on.
Korean folk weirdness. This video is just :3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=wsXwz6B9Lmg Transcends hard.
|26||125 Rue Montmartre|
Split with Maggat
Not as well known as for example Yage.
|25|| ||125 Rue Montmartre|
Very essential German emo nonetheless.
Classic. Just as good as you'd think it is.
|23|| ||Shinsei Kamattechan|
A chaotic and noisey take on pop music. Very interesting stuff. Needs more ratings.
Slowly catching up on his discography. Listen to Haunt Me and this one so far. Both
are good, Radio Amor is just better :]
This had a 2.8 avg before I rated it. It's a definite 4 though.
Perhaps a Favorable Organic Moment
A true Field Recordings waifu.
Tuvan throat singing in a western musical context.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww1IghJxyt4 ;_: More shoegaze recs in that
Journey in Satchidananda
Rec from Havey. Jazz jams . Will end up being a true 4, I'm sure.
Third Korean on the list. Not the last one either. RYM calls it Stochastic Music. I
dig. Recommendations are welcome (other than Xenakis ;))
Ascend At The Dead End
A girl making weird/avant-folk. "Devoted to studies in sound, texture and emotion"
There are quite some more albums out there of her under the Greenpot Bluepot
moniker as well as her real name, Natalie Rose Lebrecht.
|13||Fennesz, O'Rourke and Rehberg|
The Return Of Fenn O'Berg
Big names, big music. I swear I hear a sample of "The Disintegration Loops" on
Dub Techno from Germany.
2 amazing singles.
The first 5 seconds alone are among the best music ever. But then there are 70
more minutes to it.
Patterns in a Chromatic Field
I was surprised this wasn't in the database yet. Definitely my favorite Feldman so far.
|8||Les Rallizes Denudes|
Mostly acoustic work by Mizutani himself (hence the title, duhh). Must.
Hide Here Forever
If you think you like or know emo but haven't listened and rated this you are wrong,
|6||Yamantaka // Sonic Titan|
Bit of a hype 'round here but well deserved.
Finally listened, absolutely shouldn't have waited so long. Incredible album, instant 4.5
|3||Kim Doo Soo|
Best Psychedelic Folk album I've ever listened to by so much it's not even fair.
Proof that Koreans are not one bit inferior to Japanese in terms of music.
|2||Les Rallizes Denudes|
3 live shows from the late 70s. 4 hours of Rallizes. Material that isn't on '77 Live or
any of the other well-known recordings of them. Absolute must listen if you even
like them a little.
|1||Les Rallizes Denudes|
Cradle Saloon '78
The best recording of theirs I found so far. Volcanic Performance wins in terms of
quantity but this has a 40 minutes version of The Last One, how could you not 5 it.
Absolutely essential listen for EVERYONE. If you like Psych/Noise-Rock and haven't
heard this yet you are no human being.