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  • YakNips aw that really brightens my day dude thank you. i have to be in a certain state of mind to make things like that but it feels worth it when someone can connect to it. cheers
    September 30 11:27 PM
  • YakNips hahaha i wish i could be playing shows in france but i guess those yakkers have me beat
    September 30 09:21 PM
  • Hyperion1001 that really means a lot dude, i really appreciate it. all i ever wanted was to share my love of music with others, and it makes me feel really good to know i could help someone else get the joy out of music that i do. keep on being awesome bud. cheers!
    June 15 02:06 PM
  • Idleness
    June 14 10:13 PM
  • Oceandrowned Nice rec about Paysage, indeed that what I was looking for.
    May 30 03:52 PM
  • iloveyouall k, i'll give you a mixed bag of all things painful to the ear. :) machismo - bodies in perfection, contort - an island of noise in an island of silence, t.e.f. - consequences in conversation, bizarre uproar - rape africa, heroin ss - demo, sachiko m and toshimaru nakamura - do, soulja boy - 25: the movie
    April 24 10:42 PM
  • LotusFlower My engagement with the game died at the part where Ritcher started telling his sotry just because the levels were getting too hard to complete because of their design. I wouldve stuck around if they had cut out a good portion of the levels tbh.
    April 16 05:07 PM
  • Deez I didnt go man, Im seeing them 3 times next month, They did a solo show the night before too with colin and mattieius side projects. Shame you missed it man.
    October 2 06:49 PM
  • Deez Did you go to the Amenra show man?
    October 2 07:54 AM
  • InfamousGrouse I'm good man, how are you getting on? Been back in France but 10 days now and Lille is great! It's early days but I might even dig it more than Paris (mainly because it's cheaper!).
    September 30 12:19 PM
  • InfamousGrouse Bjork and many more dude! She'll put on a terrific show, I'm sure. Pumped for John Talabot, RTJ and Deerhunter. Hudson Mohawke'll be fun too and will ensure I'm not the only Scotsman at La Villette that weekend :D
    August 1 07:29 PM
  • InfamousGrouse You going to be at Pitchfork at the end of October? I'm moving back to France (Lille this time) but will be in the capital for the weekend.
    July 28 11:04 AM
  • LivingThrowaway Cheers. Been a weak year for noise and PE (although many would argue new prurient is the bee's knees). I need some new music, so the digs are greatly appreciated... I'll try to repay the favour at some stage.
    June 6 12:41 PM
  • LivingThrowaway Not bad... The album title is mighty misleading though. I'm not very well versed in ambient/minimal techno, so I might try some of his stuff out. Thanks for the link.
    June 6 11:26 AM
  • bnelso55 Wow! Thanks the recommendations! Based on your descriptions, I think I will definitely enjoy the films you listed. I?m looking forward to Stalker, Marketa Lazarova and Woman in the Dunes. I?ll probably start with those. I?ll see if I can find a copy of Zazie somewhere online. It has to be out there.
    May 18 09:00 PM
  • bnelso55 Another I enjoy is Aleksandr Sokurov?s ?Russian Ark?, a single-take tour through the Hermitage Museum. Sergey Dreyden?s performance is mystifying, imo. I occasionally enjoy the weird and surreal, so I like Jan Svankmajer?s ?Lesson Faust? from 1994. It?s a very free adaptation of Goethe?s ?Faust? and the tale of the man who sold his soul to the devil. This one takes places in a strange, evil puppet theater, where an everyday man stumbles upon an odd version of the play involving live actors, stop motion animated characters and life-size puppets. It?s off-the-wall absurd, but the dark humor and sort of magical realism really appeals to me. Do you have some other favorites you?d recommend?
    May 13 04:30 PM
  • bnelso55 I?m quite new to Tarkovsky?s work, but I will follow some of the recommendations you listed. I haven?t seen ?Andrei Rublev? yet, but I have heard more than once that it is arguably one of the best films ever made. I need to see that soon as I do not doubt that it will become a favorite of mine. I like and agree with your assessment of ?Solaris?. It?s a fantastic film and I find myself drawn in by the hallucinatory imagery. Would you recommend ?Stalker? or ?Nostalghia? next?
    May 13 04:29 PM
  • bnelso55 Yeah. It is a shame his film career is over, but you?re right, he left on a high note with Turin Horse. I haven?t seen all of his work, but I would say it is my favorite of what I have seen so far. Like you said, it is gloomy glorious. Do you have any top picks for Tarkovsky?
    May 12 02:03 PM
  • bnelso55 You?re ahead of me. I need to pull myself together and try to take in the full Satantango experience. From what I?ve seen of it, I can see how it could transcend standard film categorization. Like you said, it?s on a whole different level. You have to invest some of yourself into the film in order to receive any emotional returns. That is a challenge for even the most ardent film fanatics.
    May 12 02:02 PM
  • bnelso55 Glad to see someone else with an appreciation for Tarr and Tarkovsky! Both directors have managed to stir wmotions in me in a unique way with their one of a kind films. I don't deny they can be challenging though and I'll admit I have not yet finished Satantango, only a little less than half way. Im engrossed by the desolation of it all, the imagery and the storyline, but setting aside the time to take in the whole picture has been difficult. It's worth it though I assume?
    May 8 12:35 PM
  • puntugruhm the 60s was for sure one of the best, if not the best decades for cinema.i need to check 60s favorites that id recommend to you are:gertrud, ivan's childhood, red desert, vivre sa vie, 8 1/2, simon of the desert (short), winter light, seconds, lolita, and persona.
    April 25 12:26 PM
  • puntugruhm yeah. streets of shame holds up to this day imo. Some others 1960 and eariler films that i recommend are:children of paradise, la grande illusion, l'avventura, faust, summer with monika, shadow of a doubt, breathless, the killing, shoot the piano player.I think the 60s is the decade where cinema really took off though...
    April 24 04:13 PM
  • puntugruhm i get your point, a lot of directors from that timeframe didn't have that 'real horror' aesthetic, which make some of the films hard to find interest in. It probably had something to do with restrictions on film during the early 1900s. That being said, there are some really fantastic films that have come out during that timeframe. I mean luis bunuel's stuff is truly amazing, really no-limits type of cinema. Watch 'un chien andalou', if you already haven't.
    April 24 02:33 PM
  • puntugruhm old 50's horror flicks. you commented on lou1000's profile.
    April 24 11:30 AM
  • puntugruhm i get what you mean but yes it is very good.
    April 22 04:40 PM
  • Hyperion1001 no problem bro, any time you want recs or just wanna talk about an album or shoot the s*** always feel free to send me a sb!
    February 12 05:27 PM
  • Hyperion1001 and im gonna be dropping a review in a few days of pretty recent album i think youll dig a lot so look out for that.
    February 12 05:18 PM
  • Hyperion1001 cool check out: porter ricks - biokinetics ; m. geddes gengras - collected works vol. 2 new process music ; dopplereffekt - calabi yau space ; stellar om source - ocean woman ; bee mask - when we were eating unripe pears ; huerco s. - colonial patterns
    February 12 05:17 PM
  • Hyperion1001 sure thing, what exactly were you looking for? ambient or beat focused? if you want i can just throw some stuff out there im digging right now too.
    February 12 05:09 PM
  • Kman418 i thought the very ending was kind of whatever but the 15 minutes leading up to it before the last few shots were the best part of the movie
    January 10 07:52 PM
  • Kman418 i watched lost highway like 2 days ago and i have absolutely no idea what it was even about
    January 10 08:25 AM
  • InfamousGrouse currently they're (wisely) just focusing on the unravelling of the suspects' pursuit and demonstrating solidarity but yeh there's already some negative spins being put on the actions as "yet another reason" to overhaul immigration policies and so on and so forth
    January 8 04:27 PM
  • InfamousGrouse Nous apprenons également que la radio de l'organisation Etat islamique a qualifié les auteurs de l'attentat de "héros".i hate the world.
    January 8 04:21 PM
  • InfamousGrouse i def think it's entirely possible that there will be a type of right-wing backlash and further estrangement between islam and western civ, and this has already been highlighted today by the throwing of grenades into the mosque near Lyon
    January 8 04:17 PM
  • InfamousGrouse sup dude how's the atmosphere around you? always got one eye on le monde's live feed
    January 8 03:31 PM
  • Jots PS - Continental Shelf is a great track, but IMO it's not even one of the best on the album, so you're in for a treat. Pretty much every track slays
    December 15 01:49 PM
  • Jots I think some of the members are from Women, at least it sounds like it
    December 15 12:46 PM
  • Jots this viet cong album is killer
    December 15 12:37 AM
  • frigyourgenre i feeeel u
    August 31 07:34 PM
  • frigyourgenre i swear on me mum il rek u m8
    August 31 04:44 PM
  • bach oasis slaps bitch
    August 28 09:45 PM
  • bach lol f u c k s
    August 28 11:15 AM
  • bach yo i ****s wit ur fav bands bruh
    August 28 10:44 AM
  • clercqie Well, gig-wise we really can't complain over here, that's for sure. Oh, and enjoy the foray into the magical world of electronics. I know it's been quite the ride for me as well. :]
    August 25 07:00 AM
  • clercqie Yeah, Only God Forgives was stunning as well, great shout-out. Indeed, Under The Skin's soundtrack is fantastic, probably my favorite OST in years. I'm from Belgium, you?
    August 24 11:12 AM
  • clercqie Google, lol. Yeah, it's one of the best movies I've seen this year (after Wolf of Wallstreet ofc). Really beautiful imagery throughout and so many ways to interpret the visuals. That drowning sequence still gives me the chills, even weeks after seeing it. Winter Sleep seems good as well, but I haven't seen a release schedule around here unfortunately.
    August 23 01:33 PM
  • clercqie Nice avatar man.
    August 23 11:42 AM
  • DatBeefPudding oh was it? mixed it up :P yeah that's how i feel about bebop too, but it's defs one of my all time favs. glad you liked it :D
    August 6 05:01 AM
  • DatBeefPudding so did you check out champloo yet!??!
    August 4 10:53 PM
  • BlackWizard I DUNNO BRO !!!!
    July 5 11:58 PM
  • InfamousGrouse check what i rec'd Pheromone i guess; night itself was nonexistent, i felt a little sick and laid in bed watching talk shows: overall 2.5
    June 22 04:45 PM
  • Wizard I would have thought for sure you would have heard at least one or two of them. I would almost consider some of these "popular" in the bm realm.
    June 17 12:33 AM
  • Wizard Kataxu - Hunger of Elements (awesome symphonic bm and tied with Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse), Leviathan - Massive Conspiracy Against All Life. There's probably more I'm not thinking about.
    June 16 08:03 PM
  • Wizard If you've only heard Cosmosophy than you've only hit the tip of the iceberg. You need to hear Odinist by them, scary s***! Here is my personal bm list and one of the biggest on the net: I could pick my top 5 favourite bm albums, they would be Wolves in the Throne Room - Two Hunters, Blut Aus Nord - Odinist, Drudkh - Microcosmos
    June 16 08:02 PM
  • Wizard I will give you a French band you should check out called Blut Aus Nord. 'The Work Which Transforms God', 'Odinist: The Destruction of Reason by Illumination' and 'Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue with the Stars' all have this turned-inside-out ****ed up bm approach. Also, Deathspell Omega, Vlad Tepes and Peste Noire should keep you going for a while. If you don't care for these picks or you've heard them already, I will give you more.
    June 16 01:22 AM
  • Wizard I'm definitely a snob towards most Canadian bands but we do have the odd band that peaks my interest. France has one of the greatest bm scenes ever, you should check it out!
    June 16 01:16 AM
  • Wizard Owwwwwww I loved visiting France back in 2005. I'm a good old Canadian who loves everything they can get their hands on (minus s***ty music of course hahaha). If you ever want recs for metal/ industrial/ black metal/ death metal/ ****ed up music rec's, just ask!!!
    June 15 10:10 PM
  • Wizard It's always a pleasure to meet people with great taste in movies/ music.
    June 15 12:08 PM
  • InfamousGrouse thanks dude Ought have been on my radar for a few weeks now but not checked yet, i'll check 'em in the morning, watching England Italy atmalso was supposed to do Ben Frost (not sexually) on Friday but I had to pull out (not sexually) due to la rhume quoi
    June 14 10:14 PM
  • InfamousGrouse so i need to work on my general "frenchness" as well as my linguistic abilities? s***! noted tho, next time shall go better!
    June 4 11:17 PM
  • BlackWizard ... So much ...
    June 4 03:04 PM
  • lemurien ... feels ...
    June 4 02:59 PM
  • InfamousGrouse what gripes? from the people that came to chat at our vinyl stand last night, the show seemed to gain a mixed reception. one said he'd never heard anything so clearly resembling the record; another agreed the sound was fabulous but the band themselves were really lifeless
    June 4 10:44 AM
  • InfamousGrouse what gave me away, did I hand you two flyers at the door? different skin tone to most french people? :P sure yeah, although from what my boss told me on the metro home last night, we'll have the stand in the main venue at Slowdive so there shouldn't be TOO much difficulty in theory.
    June 4 10:43 AM
  • InfamousGrouse PPS: hope you enjoyed slint, i was only able to catch a couple of tracks prior to the encore.. but Good Morning, Captain would've been the choice cut i'd have liked to see so that worked out well!
    June 3 10:25 PM
  • InfamousGrouse i should probably apologise and say i should've used better intuition; i guess when somebody approaches you in a foreign country, speaks english and asks a very specific question it can't be classed as coincidental.. i'm from Scotland, admittedly, but for some reason my brain was functioning insufficiently. PS: i will be doing the same at villette sonique during the week and at slowdive so hopefully see you again at one of the two.
    June 3 10:24 PM
  • mryrtmrnfoxxxy im thinking
    June 3 12:23 PM
  • InfamousGrouse a demain !
    June 2 08:12 PM
  • InfamousGrouse gaite lyrique dude, i'll be PRing outside the doors and working around the merch stand presumably with a stack of vinyl.. come say hi! i'll be the guy speaking 'passable' french and asking everybody to repeat themselves a couple of times.
    June 2 05:27 PM
  • InfamousGrouse you going to the slint show tomorrow night dude?
    June 2 05:02 PM
  • Phlegm approved
    May 4 10:24 AM
  • Cygnatti Dj rashad is, unfortunately.
    April 28 09:17 PM
  • Cygnatti best new user. hard rip. :'/
    April 27 03:06 PM
  • Mad. Awesome man, I love Black Willows so much, will probably review it eventually
    March 26 07:57 AM
  • Mad. Damn Asura is incredible
    March 25 08:49 PM
  • Mad. Listening to Domo now, awesome stuff!
    March 25 08:45 PM
  • greg84 You should dig the new LPs from Lionize and Wolves Like Us. Also, Exit_International, but I guess you're familiar with these guys. Btw, your main account should be unbanned soon.
    March 17 09:15 AM
  • greg84 I've asked the mods to unban you. We'll see how it works.
    March 16 09:58 PM
  • Mad. Fair enough man, I understand your reasoning. I'm a little bit like that in that I don't rate stuff until I've heard it several times, because otherwise I might dismiss something that turns about to be absolutely amazing on repeated listens. It annoys me that a lot of people do that here. I do like ratings to keep track of what I thought of an album though, and a generally find it fairly easy decide a rating after a few goesListen to Black Willows - Haze, one of the best stoner albums of 2013!
    February 11 07:03 PM
  • InfamousGrouse La Haine is probably my favourite French film alongside La double vie de Véronique, although I have heard the Trois Couleurs trilogy is Kie?lowski's best work. I met a guy at SciencesPo a couple weeks back who lives in the suburbs and I asked him if suburban life was similar to how it was depicted in La Haine; he just shrugged it off and laughed
    February 10 10:11 PM
  • InfamousGrouse thanks a bunch mate, i've seen Malle's au revoir les enfants! before and it was great, just super super depressing
    February 10 10:01 PM
  • InfamousGrouse anything you can recommend from the 60s onwards, i'll watch anything to try and improve!
    February 10 09:41 PM
  • Mad. Dude why don't you rate stuff
    February 7 06:10 PM
  • RadicalEd I don't exactly understand french.
    January 21 07:40 AM
  • oresttt Hey dude, thanks for the info.
    January 19 06:10 PM
  • Amphoteric Ah that sucks, might still get it though lol. Thanks for the info
    January 19 04:32 PM
  • kitsch ill upload some for my friday music share. send an email to and i'll put you on the list. every week i upload a few albums from my record collection and send them to friends. this post after you email me. :)
    January 14 06:36 PM
  • InfamousGrouse met plenty of exchange students to hang about with, 99% of the french student body isn't back at ScPo yet.. met some girls last night in a bar in Le Marais so i guess i'll just keep drinking and keep chatting to randoms haha
    January 14 02:46 PM
  • InfamousGrouse alright, no problem! yeah, arrived on thursday evening. just waiting to get proof of residence from my landlord to open a bank account then i'll be properly up and running!
    January 13 04:12 PM
  • InfamousGrouse hey dude, do you have any bar recommendations in paris? preferably cheap(ish) and with a kind of indie/punk/whatever crowd? i need to make friends!
    January 13 04:07 PM
  • kitsch koufar is essential too
    January 11 08:56 PM
  • kitsch let me know if you want any deeper stuff. check out this blog.
    January 11 08:53 PM
  • kitsch harsh noise wall (HNW):incapacitants: one of the first japanese noise groups (as far back as 1981!!!) way better than merzbow, super super harsh, and super brutal. totally uncompromising. pioneered the "wall of noise" decades before it became a trendy style. quite simply, one of the most legendary and important noise groups ever. for wall noise, see "repo", "fabrication" and others. explore their discography and you'll see they have a bunch of other styles as well.
    January 11 08:52 PM
  • kitsch con-dom: stands for Control-Domination. kind of the archtypal "political" "social" whatever stances/commentaries that you will see in noise music, similar to early swans. super macho. started releasing stuff in the mid 80s, best stuff came out in the early 90s. popular releases include: the eighth pillar, all in good faith, and self-titled.einsturzende neubauten - continues the SPK style of industrial music, but even more harsh and more lo-fi. early (1981) important release: "kollaps"
    January 11 08:51 PM
  • kitsch the haters - one of the earliest noise bands, simply phenomenal. they are worth reading more about than i can type.
    January 11 08:51 PM
  • kitsch general noise/harsh noise:grunt: this could be filed under any category here, except maybe HNW. grunt started in the early 90s, the owner of freak animal records is a member, and they have played a whole bunch of different noise styles, and its always good. they reject "academic" noise like john weise which is also cool. i would check out "seer of decay" and the compilation "early years 93-94" to get a sense of where they started and what they became.
    January 11 08:51 PM
  • InfamousGrouse Well, currently I don't actually know which arrondissement I'll be living in. I need to find a flat/flatmates to share with. I'm going on an exchange to SciencesPo until June and they don't have their own accommodation so we're just kinda left to our own devices to find somewhere.Thanks for the advice, I might be going to Le Trianon for Neutral Milk Hotel's reunion tour and maybe l'Olympia for Disclosure and a couple of smaller places for old punk bands and various others
    November 19 12:28 PM
  • InfamousGrouse Which Parisian venues would you recommend/avoid? I'm moving to Paris in January and I've already got my eye on numerous gigs..
    November 18 10:06 PM
  • wacknizzle I donno man, either way you should listen to Dead Meadow's Feathers
    November 12 09:03 AM
  • CaptainDooRight Awesome, glad you enjoyed it bro.
    November 11 06:13 PM
  • wacknizzle ? Listen to Daughters, especially the s/t
    November 9 10:13 AM
  • Wizard Just looking at your fav bands, I can tell you're a cool user already! We need more Justin Broadrick love around here.
    November 7 09:18 PM

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