Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Listening Club - 19th November 2017

Greetings folks,

Hope all is good in your hoods, yep, we're back from our weekend of musical insanity, feeling suitably mind blown, having taken in everything from Lebanese balladry (in the company of ambassadors no less) and skronking free jazz (ambassador-free, to the best of my knowledge) to balls-to-the-wall punk rock and a balloon solo or two. A mighty fine festival indeed, even if it did seem a little too busy this year, but that's the price of success I guess...

Big advance notice warning alert - M'self and that @nessiest are going away for a long trip over Dec / Jan to faraway climes (mainly Japan and New Zealand), which means we could really do with a guest manager (or several) for a few Sundays, at the very least 17th Dec & 7th Jan, as looking at the calendar (god I hate it when it reaches that time of the year), this year Xmas Eve and NYE are Sundays, which is rather inconvenient for #LC-ing, so we could take a couple of weeks off and do the Trad #xmasvortex on 7th Jan? Please voice your opinions. Whatever happens, we'll need some help...

Last week whilst I was away, @JimMcCauley was running things, and @cdrose_writer was keeping the assembled in the manner to which they have become accustomed with his pick of The Mekons & Kathy Acker's "Pussy, King Of The Pirates", which garnered much praise indeed, quite right too. Thanks to him for the pick, and for sailing the frisbo across to @saucer, who is represented below in text intro form...

"Lately, oddly, a lot of the music that speaks to me isn't so much psychedelic, surreal, or dada (perennial faves) but more in the direction of deconstructionist...  by which I mean music employed as an operating theatre, with the subject under the microscope, under the knife, that very same music. 

Tonight's pick is minimalist, hypnotic, and mostly instrumental. It seems to somehow coerce nonverbal attention and appreciation, and, like so much good music, seems hard to describe because language seems to miss the point.

No, this is not another Horselords album ;)

Some quick meta info: it's the first album recorded by this duo, but they released it second (they released albums 1 and 2 out of order). It features a favorite guitarist of mine as a guest on many tracks. Although, as in the band he's best known for, the guitar is not always recognizable as such."

Okaydoke. Direct download is here, and the HearBeSpoilers stream is below...

See you at 8pm GMT.

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