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    I was in this prematurely air-conditioned supermarket and there were all these aisles, and there were these bathing caps that you could buy that had these kind of Fourth-of-July plumes on them that were red and yellow and blue, and I wasn't tempted to buy one, but I was reminded of the fact that I had been avoiding the beach.

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  1. Not to start an argument, I'm just still not clear on the logic for calling In Rainbows a 2008 release. Yes, we all know it was widely released on physical copies in stores on January 1, but the point is it was officially released digitally in October 2007. Yes it was digital, but it was official, the band are the ones who put it there, not some random person who leaked it. Besides, if I remember correctly, I believe when it was first released there was the option of ordering some In Rainbows box set thingy for $80 and one would receive the physical copies by mail. I mean hey, if you aren't
  2. 1)My Bloody Valentine - Loveless 2)Miles Davis - Bitches Brew 3)Slint - Spiderland 4)Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners 5)The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat 6)Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz 7)Glenn Branca - The Ascension 8)Can - Tago Mago 9)Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation 10)Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons
  3. 05)Suishou No Fune – Prayer For Chibi There is a stark spiritual power surrounding Prayer For Chibi, comprised of languid pieces for dueling guitars stretching out into gauzy torrents that mesh with the lofty vocals of Kurenai and Kageo. The theme of the album deals with the death of their cat Chibi, and the droning psych-blues mimics those sensations of death and sorrow. Each string struck rings out with clarity, free to float in slow motion. This subtle path is a perfect choice for handling these solemn songs of remembrance. 04)Flying Lotus – Los Angeles Talented producer Flying
  4. 10)Thank You – Terrible Two Terrible Two perfectly captures that feeling of having an incredible jam with friends that no one will ever remember what they were playing or how they got there, even if the results are anything but aimless. Using drums and an organ as the keystones, Thank You remind me a bit of OOIOO on their last couple albums. Extended drum rave-ups, sublime guitar spazz, occasional moans/ohhs/grunts, sustained organ notes that harmonize and phase together. The record never really "goes" anywhere in particular, but it also manages to go everywhere at the same time. 09
  5. 15)Original Silence – The Second Original Silence Original Silence are back again with their second album in as many years, this time featuring four thunderous pieces on the disc instead of two. The first couple improvised "songs" on The Second Original Silence chug along with perhaps a little more direction if just as much insanity as they did on the first album. The second two take a slightly different approach, placing O'Rourke's squealing electronic noises and Gustafsson's saxophone wails in the forefront, building the structure around those two elements and giving the guitars and drums
  6. I don't stop by these parts too often anymore, but what the hell, I'll say hello, wish y'all happy holidays, and post my favorites of the year. 20)Xiu Xiu – Women As Lovers This complete lack of surprise or new direction that Xiu Xiu displays with Women As Lovers would be a misstep for most bands, but they have their formula, it works, and this is another enjoyable release from a great band. They took their basic sound and edgy pop songwriting sensibility that they've developed over the past few albums, tweaked it with a greater emphasis on percussion as well as brightened things up
  7. Right on. Yeah, I also went to the MBV show at Santa Monica Civic on the 1st of October. My review: Sold Out show. The place was pretty packed...it was hosted in this big almost warehousey building used for conventions. I have no idea how many people were there but it must have been several thousand. I stood about 20 feet in front of the soundboard. As far as the sound goes, their reputation for putting on a very loud show definitely preceded them, and they didn't disappoint. Though it wasn't as pummeling as seeing Sunn O))) in a club, that is, not until the closer "You Made Me Realise"
  8. I listened to it for the first time last night and yeah, I liked it. You're right, the arrangements are very intimate. Outside of a couple of moments it's not quite as dissonant as I had anticipated in my mind, but still haunting. Especially tracks 5 and 6. Now I'm interested in watching the movie to see how effectively the score works in the context of the film. Because if done right the effect can be so poignant and chilling. As with the Ligeti pieces in all those Kubrick films for example.
  9. Anyone given it a listen? I've haven't heard it yet myself, but I've talked to people who absolutely rave about it. From what I can gather apparently it recalls stuff by composers like Ligeti and Penderecki. So I'm really looking forward to listening to it.
  10. Anyways, name some of your favorites.
  11. Huh. I'm not familiar with any of this guy's films, but I'll check it out. Thanks. However I was really looking for music recommendations if anyone has them.
  12. I heard his 2nd symphony on the radio yesterday and thought it was pretty good. Anyone have any other recommendations of his?
  13. I've actually been listening to Insignificance a lot lately. I recommend it for mainstream guitar-pop fans. I can't think of a good description, but the Beatles, roots-rock, and Gastr Del Sol all come to mind when listening to it.
  14. Yeah. Not only did he influence SY on record by pushing their sound towards a more free form aesthetic with the intricate subtle layers of guitars and seamless transitions, but I thought he added a lot to their live show as well. The guy is incredibly prolific and is involved in a wide array of musical styles.
  15. What do you all think of Jim O'Rourke and the bands he's been involved with (i.e. - an actual member of, not like Wilco)? I'm listening to one of his collaborations with Fennesz and Rehberg now (Magic Sound of Fenno'berg), which I think is amazing. It's a mix of electronic and acoustic music in more of a sound collage setting. Gastr Del Sol was his band with David Grubbs (formerly of Bastro and Squirrel Bait). I've only really listened to their final album, Camofleur, but it's classic. It's pop with references to a good variety of folk. His last two major solo studio albums, Eureka an
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