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  • Jacquibim Two of my favourites from the last couple years are and First is strictly choral, the second is with an ensemble. Fav choral work OAT is but it's a bit lengthy so I'll understand if you wanna start with the first two.
    December 2 09:00 AM
  • Jacquibim -- This is the first recording of A Failed Entertainment, but I can't it on any streaming platforms so you'll have to seek some souls methinks.
    December 2 08:04 AM
  • Jacquibim Sweet to hear you liked it (I think?). AFAIK that's the only recording of Earthing so far, so you might be thinking of A Failed Entertainment, which was first recorded by Quatuor Diotima then again by JACK Quartet (and appeared on the Earthing album).
    December 2 08:02 AM
  • Lacedaemonius Word, thanks for saying so. I write for one reason: to get people listening to the tunes I rec, so hearing someone's checking out this or that because is real validating.
    November 4 10:08 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Ahhh you BAITED me, but I always see this at work and cannot jam ugh ugh, will try to listen tomoz (busy this eve alas alas)
    October 28 03:42 AM
  • evilford Hell yea bro u know
    October 26 11:52 PM
  • evilford Nice ISIS rates
    October 26 02:13 AM
  • Jacquibim No worries, and while I love some squelchy modern classical from time to time I honestly prefer a lot of choral/vocally-oriented pre-common practice stuff so I could give you some recs there if you like? Look forward to hearing what you think of Earthings as well.
    October 22 01:01 PM
  • Jacquibim There's also no shortage of super-abstract modern classical being composed now, but to be honest a lot of it is borderline unlistenable so you gotta do some sifting. Magnus Granberg, Jakob Ullmann, Pascal Dusapin and Clara Iannotta are probably my favs, the latter's most recent composition "Earthing" was performed by JACK Quartet this year (not a plug, I swear) and it's extremely texture-focussed but still very musical IMO. Give that a try too?
    October 21 10:47 AM
  • Jacquibim lmao nah you're doing something very right if you're able to like everything. "Wildest" classical I've heard would probably be something by Penderecki, Kurtag, Scelsi or maybe Radulescu. Matrix 5 is the essential sampler for classical befitting of a horror film, so give that a peep if you haven't.
    October 21 10:40 AM
  • Evok bruh 3rd Eye is a G;OA))))T. I've just been re-doing all my ratings since I got em wiped earlier in the year, still a long way to go. A reassesment of sorts, as I sort my digital library in the process. Man that album makes for a ****in weird mushroom trip :::]
    October 15 10:10 PM
  • Evok Yee buds! I think its the low end on that release that really kicks it from a high 4.5 to an easy 5. Its like getting pummeled by an avalanche of deer skulls and pine boughs.
    October 12 02:21 PM
  • Evok Program Music I, 5'd? Big up :]
    October 10 05:02 PM
  • dedex aw stop it you
    September 27 11:09 AM
  • someone They drink with us too. You can't handle being sober here. Made a mistake of only having one cig pack tho, can't buy new ones and have to borrow from others. Will check the rev now.
    July 25 10:52 AM
  • someone Hello hello, gonna get on that Edan rev soon. I'm in the countryside doing a children's summer camp, so not a lot of listening opportunity or internet at all.
    July 24 11:05 AM
  • parksungjoon New review. Gonna catch up with cryptic shift soon maybe
    June 23 06:18 AM
  • AsleepInTheBack will do mate. I'm surprised i can stomach it at all, quite frankly, given its not a style i ever frequent, but its pre gud. just need to get used to the vox.
    June 16 08:24 AM
  • someone so i guess you can pick one from these: Yugen Blakrok - Anima Mysterium (conscious wordy hip-hop), Fela Kuti - Roforofo Fight (afrobeat jazz), Chick Corea - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (piano-led jazz), Head Machine - Orgasm (screeching oldschool heavy psych), Yoshiko Sai - Mangekyou (70s j-pop). it's up to you now, whichever you like you take
    June 16 01:32 AM
  • someone i've picked out a little under 20 albums so far, so i might in the end pick like five, describe them to you and let you decide what you want to take on. that cool?
    June 16 01:03 AM
  • someone do you like jazz, jazzy hip-hop, electrojazz and electro music?
    June 16 12:24 AM
  • someone oh crap, it's Edan, yeah i **** with Edan, will review no problemo
    June 15 11:30 PM
  • someone no pressure indeed. ive got my hands busy anyway lately, cause im going through listening to all the users decade list albums and other nonsense irl
    June 15 11:29 PM
  • someone my ratings are terminally incomplete. we can do both tbh. i'm up for it, if you are
    June 15 11:24 PM
  • someone you got anything specific in mind?
    June 15 10:19 PM
  • someone Hippity-jemminy yes-aroo, let's do it.
    June 15 01:25 PM
  • someone oh youve already responed on the cohen review, nvm then
    June 14 11:07 PM
  • someone just popping in to say that your reviews are awesome. that's it, have a good day
    June 14 11:06 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD And its not metal...its more on progrock grounds
    June 7 12:16 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD You are very right my opinion its a non-cheesy retroband. Super genuine stuff from Lithuania lmao. It only grew on me with the yt doc, buy itsa fair 3.5 with no bias either.
    June 7 12:15 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD They are both 4s but I was completely absorbed by Hallas lately (along with Cryptic tbh). Cheers
    June 7 09:53 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD Yeah sometimes is just a matter of volume. I don t know why the 3 is there tbh...I guess its okay to forget your 3s lol
    June 7 08:53 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD Ahah I dig the dude. Specially his last effort.
    June 6 09:42 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD I feel sorry for that Eminem run...only Marshal Mathers matters tbf
    June 6 08:38 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD I blame youuu
    June 6 08:37 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD don't forget Cosmic Putrefaction eh m/
    June 2 11:29 AM
  • parksungjoon hahahahahahahahaha so i said and yet i may or may not have started writing something entirely different, completely on a whim!!
    May 13 08:57 AM
  • parksungjoon Oh. I'm sorry. Kinda put aside writing for a while
    May 13 05:53 AM
  • dedex damn it's harsh but it's hilarious so you all good
    May 7 07:18 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell **** I'm gonna jump on that (join the contrib groupchat and @me there!!)
    April 24 07:10 AM
  • neekafat sorry too late!!
    April 24 05:49 AM
  • Slex Appreciate that a bunch friend! And ay, lone wolf status, I can dig it-keep up the awesome work!
    April 24 02:20 AM
  • Slex Hey bud, do you have a Facebook? Contrib crew has a messenger group and we're tryin to add the new additions!
    April 24 01:06 AM
  • neekafat unfortunately I'll have to ban you for the penis :/
    April 23 11:43 PM
  • neekafat Congrats dude!! (:
    April 23 10:50 PM
  • SandwichBubble Congratulations on your contrib promotion
    April 23 02:38 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell bois we be bitchin, hell yes mdude nice work
    April 23 02:19 PM
  • AsleepInTheBack Much love fren.
    April 23 12:45 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene salut brother
    April 23 12:25 PM
  • Nocte Check the forum page
    April 23 12:06 PM
  • Nocte What about testi space?
    April 23 12:01 PM
  • Nocte We have dick tats. Font size depends on the amount of area available
    April 23 11:58 AM
  • Nocte Hey babe, welcome to the crew
    April 23 11:52 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell my dude!! not gonna lie, this ballot business has somewhat eaten my free time and I have yet to start scribbling :[ sorry, have been a mess - however it's mellowed out a little, so I'll make some noise on the contrib chat. would it peeve you if i tentatively suggested this coming weekend for the upload? no rush for anyone (AND NO EXCUSE 4 MESS) that way?
    April 20 06:55 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD Its a very fresh (at least to me) raw folk bdm...since I was never a big melodic folk fan they managed to pull it out in style imo. It deserves more attention fs. Since you re a digger of folk would love your take on it.
    April 19 09:56 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD you checked Marrasmieli?
    April 17 08:20 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD Def take listens, cause there s some gazey twists on that brootal stuff. Curious enough I was on that III from Spectral Lore. Really good stuff! Haven t finished yet
    April 17 08:05 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD edgy on tmv wooopy lol
    April 16 01:50 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Huzzah!! Rip away!!
    April 16 04:02 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell This is a stooge enterprise and will cave to anyone who asks :O and hmm not sure, Nocte says sometime in the wknd and I'm working on another Seiko rev meanwhile so sounds cool I think?
    April 16 02:19 AM
  • Dedes Hello sir have you jammed Old Man Gloom I know you have no idea who i am but have you
    April 16 02:11 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell [Untitled] review we think yes?
    April 16 02:02 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Oh damn, I have that at 2.5?! Hmm... results may vary, I feel more strongly about than Sunbather so might accidentally end up Effortposting hehe. Will consider ;]
    April 7 11:54 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD def an isolation jam ahah
    April 6 03:03 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD tell me what you think on that Afterbirth m/
    April 6 11:03 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD just a reminder, I guess I ll check when the new one comes X)
    April 6 11:03 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD ahah that's the secret brother! Metal Kiwanuka! BTW you need to jump on afterbirth like a maniac (pls lol)
    April 6 08:24 AM
  • parksungjoon na i aint written s***. however my up and coming new friend has put a ton of effort into this and i figured he might appreciate feedback from someone as epic as you:
    April 3 03:17 PM
  • parksungjoon i got a favour to ask
    April 3 03:04 PM
  • Nocte that said. I've probably got a review a day coming until work goes back
    March 26 01:21 AM
  • Nocte to be fair though I've just got myself distracted with the new Esocthrihilum promo. I wasn't expecting another album so soon.
    March 26 01:00 AM
  • Nocte "everyone dropping reviews" tldr: nocte is filling the front page and I'm scared haha
    March 26 12:31 AM
  • parksungjoon god i desperately wish we could keep in touch on discord or something
    March 16 10:18 AM
  • parksungjoon Hah, I know that feeling all too well
    March 15 07:06 AM
  • parksungjoon whens the next milo writeup, thats what *i* want to know
    March 14 11:28 PM
  • parksungjoon perhaps, but that doesnt change how hard it is in the moment of writing
    March 14 11:07 PM
  • parksungjoon nah the pressure is cuz i want people to be convinced to check out a good album. i feel like i need to do a good enough job, in terms of either entertainment or information, in order to give that a good chance of happening. thats the only pressure i suffer from, but it is kinda painful tbh
    March 14 10:48 PM
  • parksungjoon naaah the pressure gets to me man. pretty much everything nowadays except like one has been complete spur of the moment manic s*** which is very tough to keep professional and feel good about.
    March 14 10:40 PM
  • parksungjoon \m/
    March 14 09:53 PM
  • parksungjoon Bbbrrrrrrrraaaapppppppppppppp
    March 11 09:29 AM
  • parksungjoon damn id love to see u around more often
    March 9 07:18 PM
  • parksungjoon fair enough! thank you, yeah, hope you found something relevant to your interests on there
    February 24 01:57 AM
  • parksungjoon you on discord mate?
    February 23 11:34 PM
  • parksungjoon bout 3 weeks worth aye
    February 23 11:22 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell goddammit you hungry hungry boi!
    February 23 11:21 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell pynchonlistboi is giving me smelly alt vibes :[
    February 23 11:10 PM
  • parksungjoon anything interesting for you? btw i see blush seems to hold you in high regard as well. that's a vote of confidence if i've ever seen one haha
    February 23 08:06 PM
  • parksungjoon
    February 22 09:25 PM
  • parksungjoon ive been given all kinds of advice from various contribs/staff but for some reason it just doesnt click idk
    February 20 12:42 PM
  • parksungjoon i have a hard time finding meaningful things to say when im trying to write seriously
    February 20 12:35 PM
  • parksungjoon but yea its all good man dont worry. believe me im well aware of how bad i am at writing (got a couple serious attempts too if you wanna confirm for urself)... maybe one day ill get better somehow who knows
    February 20 07:50 AM
  • parksungjoon i mean you don't need to hear em all lmao just whatever seems like it could be up your alley
    February 20 06:59 AM
  • parksungjoon if yuo want to see my only valuable contribution so far in 10 years of being on this site, go to my account and look at my first list that i made in 2016. maybe u will find something there that piques your interest. and yea theres lots of cool ppl here, esp after some of the wankers left or got nuked over the last few years
    February 19 11:06 PM
  • parksungjoon "well-known" lol that's one way to put it... what kind of music do you like
    February 19 10:44 PM
  • parksungjoon yeah my activity peaks were like 09-11 (on a previous more lowkey acc), 13-14 and 16. checking in and out for the last few years. but this year i found myself maybe staying for a while, if not for good. is tihs ur first acc/name?
    February 19 10:29 PM
  • parksungjoon just read your review of the new dso at johnny's recommendation. brilliant work mate
    February 19 07:29 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell boi we up
    January 26 04:32 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Just finished a first full draft. This boi is a monster and will hopefully make you proud, hyped to stick it up!!
    January 21 05:12 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell According to the wikihow I just read, should be! search for ???
    January 15 10:13 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Oooh exciting! Wow I am terrible at this app - took me about 2 minutes to find my own username (spiritnarrative29 - don't you judge!)
    January 15 10:08 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell I do but I have no idea how to upload lol - happy to share though ofc
    January 15 10:04 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell any joy with that EP?
    January 15 03:45 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Tenkibashira (also styled as Tenki Hashira and my japanese ain't up to the level where i can tell you which is right) and flexible, but say in a week or so? Haven't decided on a format - could do an interview style thang, but feel free to put anything on the table ;]
    January 11 10:12 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Milo my dude, if you're still down for facing off against the Tentenkoverse with me, I've found a suitable release (which, conveniently, isn't until part 18)
    January 11 09:11 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Aww that's so cute, I got to read your reply twice ! And will do haha, will let you know as soon as my discog trawl comes upon an album worthy of your consumption ;] currently eight parts in on the writing front and about 13 on listening, so we're gonna be looking at a Deep Cut
    December 21 09:20 PM
  • MiloRuggles Yeah, why not huh? Give me the gritty details when the time is right
    December 21 09:12 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell So I'm working on a borderline endless series of reviews for a random techno/minimal wave artist, to be released on a one a day basis and thought it'd be fun to spice em up with a bit of collab once it's underway - you down? This discog v much feels like the artist having fun throwing s*** at the walls, so the series is much the same spirit
    December 21 09:03 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell You down for a spot of Fun?
    December 21 03:43 AM
  • Winesburgohio no but i bore witness to the bizarre rite, along with curious displays of public onanism. if it soothes your worried mind i'm quite open about my homicidal inclinations so at least you won't be going in blind!!!
    November 30 02:24 AM
  • Winesburgohio hey fellow smellington boy when i make my illustrious return after a hiatus away (it was s*** except for dunedin, which rules) let's grab a cuppa my treat or you can not meet up with an internet stranger like some kind of weirdo idk the choice is yours
    November 27 11:37 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Productive Milo days spark joy ;] and that's for you to find out! although the latest Ringo in my experience is arguably less pleasant than what's in store for you
    November 27 02:26 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Alas but hooray! Your album is Pan Kutte KILL by Oomori Seiko and if it ain't on slsk you can either hmu for a drive link or redirect your attention to her PINK EP ;] research of her later discog is not required but recommended for both quality and bemusement
    November 27 04:06 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Also are you on discord?
    November 27 03:43 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Ok I have consulted and have a pick for you. It's difficult to track down and I have no idea how to describe beyond two or three sentences (plus it's not a pretty listen) - down?
    November 27 03:32 AM
  • clavier you need only submit in the yearly application thread, and then staff make the decisions
    November 25 04:39 PM
  • clavier you are entirely free to dib what you want to review; the standard is one review a month but this is flexible (especially for those who have really high-quality pieces). as for non-review stuff, you can optionally choose to contribute to the blog, and there are also certain major lists (e.g. year-end) that the site publishes.
    November 22 06:38 AM
  • clavier fair enough, there are some responsibilities that come with the role ? feel free to shoot any questions you might have. your combination of humour and astute political awareness really goes a long way in the reviews!
    November 22 04:34 AM
  • clavier your writing is honestly stellar - have you considered applying for contrib?
    November 22 12:38 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Defo liked it, but need to get more into it before rounding things off ;] Oh NICE I feel that review is v necessary on this site and in general, and also well worth the research. I thought about doing something similar a while back, but ultimately didn't have the investment in their music to see it off. Very excited to see what you come up with
    November 14 09:07 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell No forgetting Plaid! Feel free to pester the s*** outta me meanwhile - I've been overtaken by various easier or more recent write-ups but that's just me being lazy ;] Damn, glad to hear you got your password back and always glad of your readership!! What's this new review, and how's the research been?
    November 14 05:56 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell **** I still need to to your review (hello how are you?!)
    November 7 09:02 PM
  • MiloRuggles ayy yo **** this guy he just fours everything
    July 16 04:37 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Damn, the Björk feature on this album is amazing!
    July 11 02:48 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Oh man, they're a sweet band (even if their debut doesn't give much of a heads up as to what they'd turn into - gave it to you because it's short, sweet, and unreviewed ;]). Gonna hop on that Plaid this evening, see you on the other side!
    July 8 01:40 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Oh damn, I'm actually trying to get into freelancing over the next few months -- still in uni with no experience, so not sure much will come of it, but still. And ah, that's how we got some of Winesburgohio's best writing here, if you've read him. (Easily one of the best here, I'd venture, so would recommend if not.) Anyway -- I don't think we really share anything by way of taste, but keep it up and I'll keep reading.
    July 7 11:30 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Oh niiiiice this looks like something I should have checked a while ago - challenge accepted! Hard to gauge an album based off your 4 ratings aha, so let's go with Blonde Redhead's s/t debut
    July 7 10:40 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene You write for elsewhere, friend? Liking your work here a lot. Was convinced you were an alt at first (still not totally unconvinced ;]).
    July 7 07:39 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell You have responded in the right place!!! Hooray! I've got a lot of free time coming up and feel like some fun - wanna do a random review swap with me?
    July 7 02:34 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell want a challenge?
    July 6 01:53 PM
  • clavier whoever you are, we love you
    June 19 10:04 PM
  • ramon. I?m your biggest fan
    June 19 01:42 PM

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