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Inglume -
"When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups...I want to speak to their souls."

53 years ago today, John Coltrane took his very last breath on a hospital bed and departed from our mortal plane following a long, arduous fight with liver cancer. No man truly dies until he is forgotten. One of the greatest saxophonists to have ever lived, his music lives among us, influenced and ... read more

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Inglume -
Rating here also goes to the ruthless Autechre and Kode9 mixes, which I've played for years. If you get the chance to hear this on high quality sound system (i.e. Sinai), be ready for violent bass vibrations to shrivel your nerves to dust.

Effortless Dubstep/Grime record like no other, showcasing the sparsely assembled urban electronic rhythms and adverse ferocity which defined these genres at its best. MCs Killa P and Flow Dan share a pure minimalistic coldness and viciousness that ... read more
Inglume -
If you ever wanted to hear a French dub Gunnery Sergeant Hartman blabbing over blaring harsh noise and an accordion cover/sample of La Vie en Rose (quite literally the 'le fishe' meme) all jumbled into one song, then this shit is for you.

Rest of this record suffices as some of the most immaculately produced, yet manically deranged power electronics you may have the pleasure of encountering. Some added sound manipulations, weird French (mostly) spoken word passages and sampling provide a ... read more
Inglume -
Obviously recorded & played by real ants.

Fascinating cassette tape from the late 80s reminiscent of the psychedelic, partly monophonic aesthetic of Burmese pop and rock that dominated the region's music scene in the 70s and 80s, but largely dissipated in the following decades. Initially introduced through Burmese covers of popular Western hits before state censorship, the genre's identity revolved around the use of dual-track tape recording, combined with subtle elements of traditional ... read more
Inglume -
The latest from this Belgian drone metal band is a deviation from their previous body of work, Éons, as this limited LP is instead a live reworking of their first original 'Conference of the Stars' arrangement, substituting the improvisational jazz oeuvre with a psychedelic rock mix, and a length increased by over threefold. As its standalone reinterpretation of one of the group's earliest outputs, it recognizably serves as both a faithful rendition and an aesthetic downgrade. This is ... read more
Inglume -
If this anime was part of your childhood, then congratulations! We are now best friends. Quite baffling to now know Japanese free-jazz pianist Masahiko Sato composed this. To put this absurdity into perspective, imagine Cecil Taylor composing the music of Barney & Friends.


Oct 5, 2021
O Glume, Inglume(y) Canada!
Do tell me about your life. How have you been, comrade (a reference to the socialist communist Stalinist Marxist regime of Evil Canada)?

P.s. / hint ... (j.k. about that whole " socialist communist Stalinist Marxist regime of Evil Canada " thing... just a bit of Tuesday afternoon fun ;) ! )
Sep 27, 2021
Mr. Google died so i had to take his spot :/
Sep 27, 2021
Hi! I was just wondering if u could recommend me some albums that sound similar to Autechre's Confield. If you can, that would be great! :)
Sep 10, 2021
Hello, I noticed you haven't listened to "Hello Everyone. Nice to Meet You. We are Midori," yet. I'm not exactly sure that you would like it, but I would love to hear your opinion on it.
Sep 6, 2021
Can you please give me your top 5 albums from 1971?
Aug 30, 2021
Any recommendations for records similar to Arthur Russells World of Echo?
Aug 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list where, judging by AOTY user's individual top ten albums, I'm compiling a ranked community top 100. I'd love it if you could contribute by just replying with your top ten ranked from 1-10; I'm totally fine with being redirected to a ranked favourites list of sorts, if that's what you'd prefer.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and replying, if you do.
Aug 15, 2021
Also based Olivia Rodrigo drivers license rating
Aug 15, 2021
no problem buddy i just surfaced upon one of your reviews on an album page, saw the other reviews tab and got lost in a loophole with it, just left comments on them as a little reaction, sorry <3
Aug 15, 2021
Interesting picks, I'll definitely add them to my list of books/writings I've been meaning to get round to! Reading in general is something I've been severely lacking lately (mainly due to not having as much spare time as I'd like). Good to see you around on here again man c:


痛? 喝鸿茅药酒 !
s/o to the lads, hope you are all well. If I really like/love a record, I'll "heart" it.

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