For months I subscribed to too many podcasts, and so wasn't listening to a lot of music. But lately I've made an effort to rectify that. Here's what I've been bopping to.
- Apples In Stereo – Travellers In Space And Time (2010). Lots of vocoder!
- David Bowie – Pin Ups (1973). Glam covers of 60s British pop tunes.
- Brimstone Solar Radiation Band – Solstice (2005). Norway's finest psychedelia!
- Jet – Shaka Rock (2009). Stonesy, amazingly derivative and amazingly good.
- Midlake – Courage of Others (2010). Mournful, close two-part harmony, guitars, flute, always on the brink of over-earnestness.
- Norm Sherman – Esoteric Order of Sherman (2012). Masterfully genre-spanning geek comedy songs.
- Sword – Age of Winters (2006). Black Sabbath devotees lamenting the passing of the aurochs.
- Tame Impala – Lonerism (2012). Australian Lennon soundalike plays spaced-out pop under the direction of ex-Mercury-Rev producer.
- Yes – Fragile (1971). Exuberantly intricate prog rock.
Now tell me about some more good albums!
Some bands you might like, based on the above: Foxygen, The Lonely Wild, Fort Lean, Young Jesus.
Thank you Peter!
I'm picking up the debut album by Mysteriet (mysteriet.se) on Tuesday when I do lunch with their drummer, a former colleague of mine. If it's as good as the first released track, I'll be sure to tell you more about it.
Give Anais Mitchell's Hadestown a try. A "folk opera" telling of the Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice "set in a post-apocalyptic Depression Era."
The new Daft Punk album!
This one is from 1981; Dumb All Over- Frank Zappa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li7FZ6E8HOo
"’ New archaeological 'high definition' sourcing sharpens understanding of the past" http://phys.org/news/2013-05-archaeological-high-definition-sourcing-sh…
Regarding headline: I recall a MAD magazine pa r ody of the Bond film For Your Eyes Only:
"For Your Eyebags, Oldy"
( Roger Moore was getting along in years by that time)
Ahnenerbe's favourite pseudo-pagan cult place http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/externsteine
"Re-creating the original colors of treasured ivory carvings from the ancient past" http://phys.org/news/2013-05-re-creating-treasured-ivory-ancient.html
"Look Up! Venus, Jupiter and Mercury Conjoin this Evening" https://socialreader.com/?utm_campaign=wpsrTrendingExternal-1&utm_mediu…
Sparks - Computer Girl ( recorded in 1969! ) . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsoA_SZkggU
before your birth but too late for "2001".