Kids These Days – Traphouse Rock

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

Rap with a rock band

Moods

The energy of a live show with the polish of the studio

Thoughts

I really like some of these productions, distinct in their use of instrumentation. The album didn't really resonate with me. Almost felt like canned aggression, too polished as a studio album.  

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https://www.discogs.com/Kids-These-Days-Traphouse-Rock/release/4536212

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

epic indie metal post rock

Moods

Cinematic

Thoughts

 I wonder what key this is in because it immediately inspires a grandiose feeling. Post rock elements for sure as this is exploratory and .. (wistful? In awe? Can't find the word) gets 'heavy' at times but really just borrows from metal with the lyrics otherwise I wouldn't consider it heavy at all. Telling that this is what classifies as metal now.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Deafheaven-Ordinary-Corrupt-Human-Love/release/12243069

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITgslYJhfx0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5eQuhBfDE0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yzGzQ8pu8E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU8g0XNyHRw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPntpS9A-lY

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

Hard bop

Moods

Downtown

Thoughts

I'm torn on this, not really my thing but it's so good for what it is. I especially love Henderson's solos, feels like he's in prime form.

However I'm just not sure I'd put this on again, the title track made it onto a playlist but that's about as far as I'd go to revisit. I need to stop listening to hard bop.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Lee-Morgan-The-Sidewinder/release/579852

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJi03NqXfk8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12srcPirMeM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNK8E7Mwwk0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP5bkHfRYVU

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Louis Cole – Time

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

Quick bedroom synth jazz funk pop

Moods

the white thundercat of synths

Thoughts

He's got a distinct sound of synth poppy synth funk. It's quick like those little soulful flourishes a keys player might lay in but all the time. It's jazzy and technical, good, but songwriting can get tiring. I like the lyrical themes, digital insecurities around sex and relationships; timeless but modern.

I have fond memories of knower shows and wish Louis the best luck as a proficient backbone of brainfeeder.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Louis-Cole-Time/release/12543607

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Superpitcher – So Far So Super

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

German minimal house

Moods

a retrospective of superpitchers career

Thoughts

hard to concisely categorize how a career spanning document sounds but it's definitely German minimal house, certain darkness' with a bit of spoken word whimsy. I wasn't crazy about the first half or so. Some OK moments. Lots of lyrics but none of it particularly good.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Superpitcher-So-Far-So-Super/release/8395925

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Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faHxF-bD-N8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM5coZk_lkE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9n7QLJvWZg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPtyyMkxMRM

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Boxhead Ensemble – Quartets

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

effect-laden modern classical

Moods

Cerebral

Thoughts

I can't tell if it's because I listened to this with ear buds or if it's recorded in a certain way but it felt very much 'in my head'. These tracks have space and build tension at times as well as create feelings of intimacy. Reminds me of an indie version of the Kronos quartet.

On second listen I was especially bored, just OK.

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https://www.discogs.com/Boxhead-Ensemble-Quartets/release/198661

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Bullion – Loop The Loop

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

Billed as leftfield, it reminds me of quasi-electro folk acts like panda bear

Moods

Coastal electro

Thoughts

has a reverb beach boys / panda bear thing going on – not quite organic but welcome lines like quick bongo loops on tracks like self catering.

Good stuff.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Bullion-Loop-The-Loop/release/8185731

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Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTdpjoUNkdM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJfIjTUdhvM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Nc5ZsZzMVI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3eyXhdLhGs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWB6OPR6Xko

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Flying Saucer Attack – Flying Saucer Attack

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

distorted and noisy as shit rock

Moods

WALL of sound

Thoughts

Almost feels like a precise mbv. Tracks playing in waves with swells of super noisy guitar during things like the chorus. He sings quiet and calm, an interesting juxtaposition to everything swirling around him.

It's effective and there's something magical at play on tracks like 'wish'.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Flying-Saucer-Attack-Flying-Saucer-Attack/release/8020953

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hB2C-cw_bc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAWRyEbQfXg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa2E-rRT4JE

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

BJ The Chicago Kid – In My Mind

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

Modern pop rap

Moods

Gospel rap

Thoughts

I like tracks and parts but overall too churchy for me. Production is good and Chance has a good verse on one track but not enough.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/BJ-The-Chicago-Kid-In-My-Mind/release/8813748

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Szun Waves – At Sacred Walls

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

post rock jazz

Moods

Stoned

Thoughts

Jazz I guess but reminds me a lot of post rock in it's slow building songs. Rhythms, electronics and sax textures gradually break down as the album wears on. Like Abbott is a member which explains the solid electronics. Really like the meditative hum on the title track.

Appeals with it's stoner vibe. Drumlines are off time and it noodles a bit. If you approach this as a post rock ambient record it's solid, jazz not so much.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Szun-Waves-At-Sacred-Walls/release/8891765

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze2RBJWVS4E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJw3pXxzgsk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThoLIEgfCPc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTvYn5EgoaU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9enveKtvOL8

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Rating: 3 out of 5