All this for you guys cos I love all yall. Let me hear your 2017 recs!
Para Quienes Aún Viven
4.0 [proggy post rock with folk influences] check it. I mean it, this is something special.
|2||Full of Hell|
4.0 [deathandhardcoreviolencepunk] goes too hard
4.0 [death metal] melodic and brutal and tech and heaven and all good and very good and check this
4.0 [dissonant tech death] last two tracks merit a 4. God those tracks go hard.
Nordic Flora Series Pt. 3: Gore-Tex City
3.5-4 [techno] Varg finally finds home in an effort a bit warmer and fuller than his latest efforts. Cut the vocal features and we have an easy 4 on our hands. Yung Lean need to stfu already. Or better yet he should’ve never existed.
3.5-4.0 [ambiwave is now a genre?] very Baths lite and I like. Also damn this is good I think I’ll revisit this quite a few times. Best Geotic maybe?
|7||Dominic Lash Quartet|
3.5-4 [avant-garde jazz, improvised] how avant-garde jazz should taste.
Everything Happens 4 A Reason
3.5 [hip hop] where did this come from? I always thought of him as a rather mediocre rapper but this bangs. Loses a bit of steam midway but a cool outing.
3.5 [post metal, doom, sludge] kinda like Dirge with the doom cranked up.
All This I Do For Glory
3.5 [saxdronejazz] sax (I think) wizardry. Last track is everything.
3.5 [nu-jazz, “world”, electronic] grooves hard but shallow
3.5 [hardcore] 80’s hardcore with modern shenanigans
3.5 [hardcore, dissonant metalcore] hits home hard
Run With The Hunted
3.5 [d-beat crust] old guys rule
The Worm at the Core
3.5 [minimal techno] there’s a summery feel in this cold offering.
3.5 [screamo] Arch recs sweet recs
3.5 [slick rnb and jazz] aka Dean Blunt
3.5 [almost funeral doom] check this it’s guud.
3.5 [ambient] of the sweet sort.
3.5 [jazz] disciplined with a big band feel. An easy listen.
|22||El Mahdy Jr.|
Time to Sell the Golden Teeth
3.5 [Arabic-influenced trip hop] pre chill morning jam for yall
Everywhere at the End of Time (Stage Two)
3.5 [soundscapes] very much like the first part of this series but I find this has more beautiful moments. But how badly does he want to compose movie soundtracks tho?
3.5 [techno] cold minimal synthbased techno that wont have you dancing.
3.5 [house] a collection of John Tejadas work under the moniker Autodidact
3.5 [techno ish with a touch of idm] accessible idm
Cross my Palm with Silver
3.5 [jazz] juzz the jazz
3.5 [post metal, math rock] a bit mathy instrumental post metal done right
3.5 [post punk, kraut, punk, jams] this is an entrancing mix of a lot of cool genres. Check!
A Common Truth
3.5 [chambient, dream pop] very beautiful and relaxed from the cellist in Esmerine.
|31||Kelly Lee Owens|
Kelly Lee Owens
3.5 [techno, dream pop] some lackluster parts but overall a decent listen. Recommended.
3.5 [chaotic metalcore] has a somewhat raw demo feel to it. I dig.
3.5 [experimental post rock-ish] kind of a slow burner but the splendid last quarter makes up for the wait
3.5 [noise math rock polyrhythm] not for those who prefer to keep their sanity. All over the place with weird production but this is cool in a way
3.5 [pre eglise] pretty basic metalcore of the Converge school but well done.
3.5 [minimal techno] minimal not in the ambient since but rather in another. Check.
CHEAT DEATH, LIVE DEAD!
3.5 [skramz] to the point and short enough
The Assassination of Julius Caesar
3.5 [dark pop] this is real good
3.5 [sludge] standard-esque but well executed
3.5 [modern classical] is amazing but would benefit from a little more variation maybe?
Toxic City Music
3.5 [ambient, techno] too busy to be called ambient, not busy enough to be called something else.
3.5 [indie pop] it’s weird for me to like such a joyous album this much. But this is an upbeat and off the beaten track (not really but it sounded good in my ears to read that sentence) fun ride.
3.5 [techno] selected works biches.
3.5 [lo-fi house] cool samples and groove. His best yet?
Once in a Long, Long While...
3.0-3.5 [dream pop, touch of americana and] more like “slow coar” amirite? t/t is candy for your ears
3.0-3.5 [arch-core i.e. death doom] a bit overlong
3.0-3.5 [shoegaze] amazing gaze
|48||The Moth Gatherer|
The Comfortable Low
3.0 [post rock, post metal] not bad but unfortunately rather flat.
The Way of Walking Alone
3.0 [ambient] nothing special.
1000 Can Die
3.0 [African folk guitar stuff] cool guitar parts but these rhythms just annoy me
3.0 [indie pop] decent enough for the genre. Couple of gems hidden in this
All the Way
3.0 [experimental, gothic maybe] I have no idea whether this is emotionally painful or painfully emotional but here’s a 3 for good luck.
The Rose EP
3.0 [hip hop] flows are tight but the hooks and production are rather forgettable.
3.0 [idm of sorts] I really don’t have any idea how to rate this. But it features amazingly many arpeggios
A Broken Clock is Right Twice a Day
3.0 [jungle idm] disappointing after the praise given by The Quiteus.
3.0 [bluesy, some kind of African folk music] excuse my generalization but I’m not very well versed in African folk music also this is kind of boring but cool as a novelty I guess.
|57||The Golden Filter|
Still // Alone
3.0 [synth pop, house, trip hop] nothing special.
I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have To Be Des
3.0 [ambient, field recordings] kinda dark and with a lot of dull moments but still enjoyable nonetheless
3.0 [ambient, a touch of pop] pretty and has cool vocal lines here and there but overall rather forgettable
3.0 [freeform jazz, noise] on the verge of being unlistenable
|61||Fred Frith / Hans Koch|
You Are Here
3.0 [see above]
It's a Myth
3.0 [post punk] bass heavy and post punky. Very pitchfork much snooze.
3.0 [art pop] I imagine you fans of the genre will dig this more than I did
3.0 [avant-garde idm it works right] sometimes I just want to tell Arca to get his head out of his ass.
|65||Jesu/Sun Kil Moon|
30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth
3.0 [I don’t know] more of the same SKM and whatnot
|66||Wear Your Wounds|
3.0 [post rock, art rock?] half of this feels phoned in and the other half is decent enough. Might grow if I ever decide to relisten.
3.0 [strange house and synths] fair enough
3.0 [maximalist ambient] pretty but boring
Distance Amongst Us
3.0 [ambient] that kind of ambient that is rich in pretty sounds but lacking in interestingness
3.0 [dsbm] like most modern dsbm…
3.0 [electronic rock, slow-fi post rock] a forgettable record
2.5-3.0 [post punk, noise rock]
|73||He Is Legend|
2.5-3.0 [post hardcore, beercore, groove] not bad per se but kinda bland
2.5 [black metal, punkish, deathish] average semi-fi black metal with extra cvlt
At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem
2.5 [Diamanda Galas Live] see description from above
|76||With Our Arms to the Sun|
2.5 [post metal] the blandest of the bland
Binge & Purgatory
2.5 [partycore] has some riffs but ultimately this ends up too boring
2.5 [black metal] too much folk influence for my liking but vocals are ferocious which is a +. Also what the hell kind of band name is Goatmoon gtfo.
2.5 [electrified indie pop with funk] people seem to dig this. Maybe you’ll too if this is your type of genre.
2.5 [electronic space synth chiptune ambient journeys] sounds like the ost to Golden Eye 64 if that game would’ve had even more of a space theme going on.
2.5 [I don’t know, electronic, noisy and not noisy] this is the strangest release I’ve heard all year. Check!
2.5 [improvised bedroom guitar] 2 emotiunz 4 me
A Subtler Kind Of Light
2.0 [avant-garde black metal] nope not for me but CalculatingInfinity will di I guarantee.
1.5-2.0 [upbeat black metal] so boring. It’s not even funny. Vocals are the only redeeming factor.
|85||Dead by April|
1.5 [hits for kids] two songs in. GTFO