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One of the very few surviving recordings of the immensely prolific Tori Kudo, from one of his countless pre-Maher Shalal Hash Baz obscure projects. Harking from his anti-band ideology days, this strange little bootleg captures the retro psychedelic rock love dispanded by Kudo in his early years, while offering the characteristic dismantled, stripped-down sound of Guys and Dolls. Eccentric, crumbling jams with disjointed instrumentals, off-time beats, messed-up guitar solos and very amateurish ... read more
While historically being stimulated to attribute conceptual value and moral assignments to whatever artistic piece before us, an interesting minor branch of theorists and artists alike has been riding against the wind since the middle of the past century, approaching artistic mediums as independent, self-sufficient objects that operate in their own terms, apart from the seemingly ubiquitous influence of human rationality. Experimentalists such as Morton Feldman, John Cage, Christian Wollf and ... read more
Rating goes to the 51 min bonus tracks version. Totally essential sludge/crust punk crossover with immense doses of nasty, gritty paranoia and hatred toward the darkest sides of mankind.
Some of the most disturbing stuff ever produced, even if a few cuts rely a little much on repetition and spoken word recordings for shock value complementing. That aside, the 1989-2009 is the essential version of the germans' debut, containing two mind-boggling bonus incursions to hell for a complete maddening session. Proceed with caution.
Rating goes to the Bestial Devastation split, which takes an already distinct and powerful early death/black metal album to another level of greatness. Definitely essential metal.
Aug 9, 2020
Do you prefer western philosophy or eastern philosophy? If you have a preference that is.
Jul 4, 2020
Hi mate! I just sent you a few recommendations on RYM of albums that I've been enjoying quite a bit lately, but see you haven't rated. I think you may like them considering we have a relatively similar taste. Feel free to do as you wish with them. I also wanted to ask you a very random question but that I've been wondering about, but what is your overall opinion of Radiohead? Personally, I don't really agree with the consensus everyone has about them: I never really found the interest that everyone else finds with this band and they never spoke to me that much. I see that you have a few of their albums rated rather positively (relative to your rating system), especially Kid A, so I'd be curious to know what you like about the band. Also, sorry for not responding to your last comment on my profile, but I want to thank you for that very in-depth explanation. It genuinely helped me understand what I enjoy so much about this type of music.
Jun 28, 2020
Hi, I was wondering why you gave Chopin's Nocturnes a 78. What do you feel is lacking in this piece?
Jun 23, 2020
Hey, was wondering if you had any recommendations for music which combines traditional asian folk music with louder genres, such as noise rock/metal/etc. (thinking Consume Red or A Hermitage). It's a niche of music I like a lot, but have trouble finding releases in. Thanks!
Jun 18, 2020
What's your favourite Bowie song? For a list. Please provide a short description of why you like it.
May 29, 2020
I think it would be important to highlight albums from the past 5-10 years you feel have been truly innovative, either in their general construction (production, instruments usage), vocals, sociopolitical discussion or anything else you can think of.
Would you be kindly be able to reply with 1-3 albums that you think have been truly innovative in particularly recent times?
May 27, 2020
Alright thank you very much
May 21, 2020
This might be kind of random but do you know some good Brazilian music that has a lot of drums?
May 21, 2020
(also, to add on to my previous comment, if you have any suggestions of stuff to listen to in these genres or really anything else I should check out, you are more than welcome to tell me and I'd be glad to listen to them :).)
May 21, 2020
Often, when browsing RYM, when I come across something that falls in the spectrum of electro acoustic, musique concrète, EAI, reductionism and so on, it's almost systematic to see you have given said work a very high score (you are in my RYM following list). While I agree that these genres have a very high potential of conveying emotions in a mind-blowing way compared to traditional forms of music, I find that these kinds of 20th century classical-inspired experimental subgenres are very exhausting for casual listening and even simply relistening to an album can seem like a burden to me. I was wondering, considering the amount of works in your 4.0 and 4.5 catalog that fall under this criteria, do you often 'casually' listen to these, or revisit works? I am seriously curious as my approach for listening to this kind of music feels a lot different than with any other kind of music, even the most experimental kind. Hope all is well, ty in advance!
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