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02.07.21 Discog Log vol. N+112.12.20 Bedex 2020 placeholder
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Discog Log vol. N+1

Just to keep track of the discogs I listen to outside of my binge lists. Vol. N+1 because there are lawd knows how many volumes I need to write up retrospectively

Started 07/12/2020
2Jessie Ware

Started 01/02/2021
Done 11/03/2021 ======

Her early discog is ripe with ideas, but the albums feel like they are torn apart between a lot of genres and directions, and feel a bit erratic as a whole. On the basis of that I was about dubitative about the hype over What's You Pleasure, but boy was I wrong. The album is a huge disco jam, and the others pale so much in comparison that I don't know that I'd call any of them keepers now. Maybe the debut?

Keepers: What's Your Pleasure, Devotion maybe?
3Inca Ore
Birthday Of Bless You

Started 02/02/2021
Done 09/02/2021 ======

Honestly a bit of a disappoint. I discovered her through the split with Grouper (of course), but I find that her brand of deranged, erratic noisy droney music only really works as part of a larger record like on the Grouper split, whereas as the primary constitutive element of her solo albums I find it a bit boring as it feels more like idea sketches than fully structured music. The only exception is Birthday of Bless You which is by far and away her best imo, as it mixes the noisy stuff with ambient vocals and other things to form a compelling whole. Also the LP with Heavy Winged is dope. Perhaps I should explore her split records a little further

Birthday of Bless You
Ring Mining (with Heavy Winged)
Split (with Grouper)
44 Bonjour's Parties
Okapi Horn

Started 03/02/2021
Done 16/02/2021 ======

Not my favourite band in the world but a nice find still when it comes to cutsie soft indie folk stuff with lots of chimes and bells n whistles and other diverse instrumentation. The Okapy alb felt a lot more engaging and reminded me of Takk a bit.

Keepers: Okapi's horn
5Life on Venus

Started 07/02/2021
Done 09/02/2021 ======

See dream pop binge vol. 1 for blurb

Departure EP
6John Coltrane

Started 23/04/2020 (lol)

Started 01/06/2020 (lol)
Dreams of the Carrion Kind

Started 08/02/2021
Done 04/03/2021 ======

Fairly run-of-the-mill 90s dm in classic style, but executed very well with some truly excellent and groovy riffage. Like I said in my soundoff for Dreams of a Carrion Kind though, I feel like the band had untapped potential with sounds that reach beyond regular 90s dm in the intro and outro tracks, and I wish they explored a bit more of that to find a signature sound instead of being the genre well done but a bit too by the book for me.

Keepers: mmh not really I don't think, LP is worth it for any dm appreciator though
9Endling (UK)
The Heavy Frigate

Started 08/02/2021
Done 09/02/2021 ======

Only two albums so far, but already lots of progression - this last album really has a cohesive atmosphere to it and works well. Congratulations anat and looking forward to the next one m/
Arctic Thunder

Started 30/09/2020
Done 01/03/2021 ======

A legendary band which will warrant me a couple crucifixions for my ratings (except, would that be trve?), but for which I really found more often than not that the name and brand did more for the albums than the music itself. True, the earlier stuff and the black trilogy especially is really cool and of historical importance. True, I admire a band just playing what they want and not what's expected of them, and if they want to have fun playing with genres they revere all the best to them. But for the most part I just found it ok, with lots of aspects that aren't too Bedexcore, but there's always a good riff to save the day.

Keepers: not as many as I'd have thought - the black trilogy, Ravishing Grimness, Sardonic Wrath maybe? Most of the other albums I might rejam once or twice but not spin often yknow
Unwound (1993)

Started 09/02/2021
Different Shade of Beauty

Started 10/02/2021
Done 23/10/2021 ======

Keepers: maybe none, maybe the debut, TBD

See dream pop binge vol. 1 for blurb
13The Sound

Started 16/02/2021
14The Names

Started 04/02/2021

Reminder to check their stuff that isn't in the db
King Of The Jews

for after Unwound m/
16Northern Picture Library

Started 19/02/2021
Slow Dance

Started 01/03/2021
Done 13/04/2021 =====

I was a bit disappointed by Slow Dance which I thought would continue the upward trend of teh other two records I heard, but nonetheless Aseul offers a nice blend of RnB, dream pop, ambient, 'electronica' in the vaguest sense, and whilst none of the albums are legendary or revolutionary records they are certainly a nice listen.

Keepers: Asobi, New Pop
18Maeror Tri
Yearning for the Secret of Nature

Started 09/03/2021

Probably not going to be a full discog run yet bcs it's long and there is a paucity of streaming options for it but hey
19Alpha Wann
don dada mixtape vol. 1

Started 09/03/2021

Jammed LP1 a while ago but it's about time I do a proper run
20Dark Millennium
Ashore the Celestial Burden

Started 10/03/2021
Basal Ganglia

Started 10/03/2021
Done 25/03/2021 ======
Solo effort by Javier from AAL, and if you like the genres he's touched before Mestis is resolutely worth a check. I feel like his personal style becomes increasingly prominent with each record, the latest one really not feeling like an AAL sidekick at all any longer. So while none of the albums really made it to sort of 4+ territory, I'm excited to see his future output.

Keepers: playlists-wise, bits and bops of all the records; but album-wise, just Eikasa probably
Premiere Fois

Started 16/03/2021
Done 13/04/2021 =====

Sweet little French rnb discog. I prefer the lighter, poppy summery tracks over the trappier ones. The former category offers nice playlist material, the latter is frankly forgettable, but neither of the currently available records struck me on the whole.

Keepers: some tracks for playlists, but the records aren't keepers overall imo
23Ash Borer
2009 Demo

Started 16/03/2021
Scrolls of the Megilloth

Started 18/03/2021
25Xiu Xiu
Chapel of the Chimes

Started 25/03/2021
Lingua Franca

After Mestis

Started 05/04/2021
Done 05/04/2021 =====

Single album discog so cf my soundoff, but CHECK THIS this is super fun bubbly summery Belgian pop

Keepers: Brol
The Rolling, Driftless North

Started 05/04/2021
29Giorgio Moroder
From Here to Eternity

Started 13/04/2021
Excerpts From a Future Past

Started 17/04/2021

Started 17/04/2021
32Uriah Heep
The Magician's Birthday

For after Hallas
Født til å Herske

Started 18/04/2021
Skygge Slottet

For after Mortiis
35Kekht Arakh
Pale Swordsman

Started 18/04/2021
36Vendredi Sur Mer
Premier Emois

Started 18/04/2021
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