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[Music] Albums 2023



BBassic

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Jul 28, 2011
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Couldn't see an Albums 2023 thread so here it jolly well is.

I'm going to throw any semblance of logic into the sea right here in post #1 by recommending an album that came out on December 1st, 2022. That's right, we're going lawless around here.

Anyway, The Water is the Shovel of the Shore by Shovel Dance Collective is an absolute treasure. Nine piece folk ensemble combining stripped back traditional folk songs with wonderful field recordings and turning out this seamless piece of music in four parts.

 




Is it PotG?

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Feb 20, 2017
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Sussex by the Sea
Really excited by the March release of Safe Ground by Sandrayati.

Of Filipino/Irish-American roots, she was born and raised on the islands of Java and Bali Indonesia. Her songs are an expression of inspiration and perceptions that reflect her journeys and beliefs in the world revolving around human rights, identity and love.


 


Herr Tubthumper

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Jul 11, 2003
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The Fatherland
The Murder Capital new album is on repeat at the moment….Resident “dinked” vinyl in the post.
 


Pevenseagull

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Jul 20, 2003
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Unsurprisingly there's another Guided By Voices album out 'La La Land'.

Their 11th since 2018's superb 'Space Gun'.

On first listen 'La La Land' seems to be an average one compared to those 11 but that's fine by me. There's another one in a couple of months which is promised to be a stranger one, 'Welshpool Frillies' and at least 1 more before the end of the year.

The 65 year old frontman, Robert Pollard recently broke his knee and has suggested he's going to use the down time to use his home studio to add to his well over 100 L.P.s

It's just sometimes I get GBV fatigie.

 


Herr Tubthumper

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I see Sault have just released 5 vinyl albums. I have been collecting their others, can’t decide whether to stick or twist on this……
 






Theatre of Trees

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Jul 5, 2003
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First mix of the year

Playlist:
1. Heartworms - Retributions of an awful life
(Difficult to pigeon hole this as the five minutes flies by with dance beats, industrial synths, scratchy guitars and vocals that vary between spoken and sung. This is only their second single)
2. Great Area - So Very
(Minimal electronics + dispassionate vocals = Heavy influence of Young Marble Giants)
3. Decisive Pink - Halfmilch Holiday
(Collaboration between Angel Deradoorian and Kate NV involves lots of analogue synths resulting in a decidely off kilter pop song)
4. Kosaya Gora - Motorcyclists Die
(Producer Kedr Livansky starts a melancholic indie dream pop project)
5. Hemlocke Springs - Stranger Danger
(Intelligent and quirky pop that's very much 80s influenced )
6. Debby Friday - So Hard to Tell
(Friday's track starts with her usual industrial synth before softening into a more graceful sound )
7. Jessica Winter - Funk This Up
(Toe tapping, funky disco synth number)
8. SUEP - Just A Job
(Indie 'super' group meditate on the banality of working for a living )
9. Mary Anne's Polar Rig - Dopamine Detox
(Frenetic, chaotic, eccentric garage rock from Sweden )
10. Tombouctou - Claps Like Waves
(French noise rock with a dash of Siouxsie Sioux-like vocals )
11. Poupard - Isabelle Huppert
(About as typically French as it comes with a spoken vocal concerning the actress )
12. Le Diable Degoutant - Complainte de la Bete
(Eccentric French indie pop )
13. Mandy Indiana - Injury Detail
(This band are English but sing in French - harsh industrial sounds interweave with icy vocals)
14. Yikii - Tragic Sublime
(Chinese electronic producer goes in heavy with the orchestrations and brass to document her unsettling and melancholic dreams - a soundtrack to something not quite right )
15. Meemo Comma - Cloudscape
(Local producer's track reminds me of Papua New Guinea by Future Sound of London )
16. Katie Gately - Brute
(Sound artist produces dark, foreboding and eccentric track about motherhood )

Pick of the month
 


Herr Tubthumper

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Couple of albums out today which I’m loving:

The WEAVE
Young Fathers.
 






Herr Tubthumper

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Orbital 'Optical Delusion'...

Not out for a week or so but 3 tracks dropped on the streaming services and this is an absolute banger...

f*** you all brexiteers ....


That is superb. I must admit I did listen with trepidation as his collab with The Prodigy was awful. As you say, absolute banger...love the chorus as well.
 


Uncle Spielberg

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Jul 6, 2003
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Lancing
Orbital 'Optical Delusion'...

Not out for a week or so but 3 tracks dropped on the streaming services and this is an absolute banger...

f*** you all brexiteers ....


That is very good
 






Herr Tubthumper

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I sent you that a couple of weeks ago! :D
Ah yes. It’s on a playlist you sent…which I havnt listened to yet. I did listen to your 2022 songs playlist though. Love that Jamie T song.
 












Wozza

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Jul 6, 2003
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Really excited by the March release of Safe Ground by Sandrayati.

Of Filipino/Irish-American roots, she was born and raised on the islands of Java and Bali Indonesia. Her songs are an expression of inspiration and perceptions that reflect her journeys and beliefs in the world revolving around human rights, identity and love.



Top recommendation. She's fantastic.

Playing London next month too...
 






Theatre of Trees

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Jul 5, 2003
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February's selection from me.



Playlist:
1. Cruelle - La Parade du serial Killer
(Mangled, looped brass sample spliced with vocals lamenting a sinister past)
2. Sham-e-Ali Nayeem ft. Gabriella Lewis - Place of Birth
(Massive Attack style trip hop and spoken lyrics contemplating personal origins)
3. Bianca Scout - This City had a Wall
(Soundscape that veers between droning ambience and ethereal pop)
4. Library l'Amour - Limonade
(Dreamy synth pop that seems to drift around in a haze)
5. Moron's Morons - Night Visions
(Polish garage rock/punk that inhabit a world of shitty b-movies and cheap porn without taking themselves seriously all giving themselves silly names - Turd Akward would be a great name for a group let alone a drummer)
6. Iguana Death Cult - Sensory Overload
(Dutch psych rockers add lots of brass and head into Higsons territory)
7. Objections - BSA Day
(Post punk with dollops of Gang of Four and more than a hint of Au Pairs)
8. Helena Celle - I did it my way
(A jungle beat stripped of its MC but with a joyous, danceable riff )
9. Paszka - Zabol
(Dance meets gaming platform soundtrack )
10. Bashkka - C-quence of Calamities
(Starts as an archetypal dance track by numbers before veering off into jittery breaks and Kurdish samples)
11. Mallard the Wonderdog - Pay
(The drudgery of life given voice with bedroom electronics )
12. Croisette - La Folie Nous Guette
(Jaunty French new wave/synth pop )
13. Zoomies - Sputnik
(Lo fi bedroom pop )
14. 3D3L3P - idontlisten
(Experimental deadpan glitch pop)
15. Pö - Cociage
(Afrofuturism that mixes industrial/post-punk electronics with looped, metallic vocals )
16. Necrø - Surviving Pessimism
(Danceable darkwave )
17. Lael Neale - I am the River
(Monotone and repetitive that recalls early Velvet Underground)

This month's pick:
 


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