Thursday, August 7, 2014

WWALT BLOGGER R.I.P. 2008-2014

 
I moved the whole shit to Facebook, hit me up there if I forgot to add you to the invite.
 
dc

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pinback: Information Retrieved

The latest full length from 2012. Sounds a little more upbeat and pop than some of the early releases. I think some of the songs would benefit from real drums, the machine does its job, but more attack would be better. The bass sound is unique, I read its an Alembic 4 string.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Destroid: The Invasion

I really wanted to like this, but I can't get into it. KJ Sawka is a badass dnb drummer, and the visuals are fun, but I felt like I was listening to a dj scratching video game music. I will say that if you like heavy dubstep with the wub "low-frequency oscillator" you may like this. I think I need more melodic tracks with less wub and drops.

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Comedy OST



Hellooo... ooo.... ooo.... is there anybody in here???

I'll keep posting away out of habit.

"The Comedy" original soundtrack is up on Spotify.  I haven't seen the movie, but the soundtrack is just a really solid collection of songs with similar vibe, old and new, across genres.

Bill Fay, Gayngs (which I'm feeling), Here We Go magic, others... also 2 excerpts by William Basinski.  That's how I stumbled on this, Rootless and I went and saw Basinski this week in Brooklyn, it was killer.

Anywho, check this one out, feeling it.

Bye.

dc

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

El Rego

 
This is killer.
 
 
On Spotify, natch.
 
dc

Friday, April 25, 2014

Folkways

Looks like everything ever released on Folkways record label is on Spotify.

Here's the discog for list:  http://www.discogs.com/label/20694-Folkways-Records

Happy digging. 

dc

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ben Allison

I'm feeling this:

http://benallison.com/music/

"Neutron Star" is my jam.

dc

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

12 string guitar

           really thinking about getting one...

     listening to a lot of James Blackshaw, there are all these albums on spotify that I've never heard, and I thought I had heard most of his stuff. also listening to Robbie Basho, some of the singing and lyrics on "Bashovia" are really far out, but I'm really there for the american primitive raga guitar thing.....

also listening to Ernest Gibson, Loop Haunts, Koen Holtkamp's new album, new one by Actress_____


Monday, March 31, 2014

Teeeeebs

I'm really feeling this. New album by Teebs on Brainfeeder:

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/30/294222543/first-listen-teebs-e-s-t-a-r-a?f=1039&ft=1

NPR first look up now streaming.

dc

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The War on Drugs, "Lost in the Dream"

Just in time for the weather to warm up, going to listen to this hundreds of time by the end of summer

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Royal Blood - Out of The Black

I heard these guys on XM radio, but until I saw the video I had no idea it was only bass and drums. Check out another song called Hole. Rock on Broheimsters!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

___latest__listening___list

hey dudes, here are a few things I've been listening to.

I've been on a bit of a Nick Cave thing on and off for a while. Some of his stuff I don't dig, but the mellow/dark/brooding stuff works well for me. "Boatman's Call" is something I've liked for a while. Lately I've been listening to "Push the Sky Away" and the Live at KCRW album.

Anyone been checking out the new Beck album? I'm liking it, but still early days. Dude at the New Yorker seems to think it's a "perfect album", or something to that effect, but Pitchfork thought it was bland and something like "a genius radical coloring inside the lines".

Also, early days in terms of checking out, but I like Real Estate and going to have a drive tomorrow and listen to Atlas.

John Coltrane "Soultrane" and lots of Mal Waldron lately.

James Blake's "Overgrown" hits the spot when you want to get that special relax vibe on, dig?

Still listening to Steve Hauschildt's "S/H" long album a whole lot.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Seasonal Affective Disorder Scoob




 The latest from the infamous Scoobie Brothers.

 Seasonal Affective Disorder, or "SAD", affects millions of people every year. Learn more at "seasonalaffectivedisorders.com/SADScoobie"

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Records

Hi, guys.  Long time.  I picked up a refurbished turntable a couple months ago, and I've been picking up cheap vinyl here and there.  This was something I got for a buck that really grabbed me the other day.  The Records, S/T.  It's power pop on Virgin, 1979.  It sounds like Big Star mixed with Robyn Hitchcock's Soft Boys, with a little Thin Lizzy guitar harmony thrown in.  They had a strong debut, but they only had the one hit, the track "Starry Eyes."  Pretty nice.  Pretty nice.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Dream Theory



Listening to this track a lot.  It gets kind of funky in the middle.

$1.00 Garage Sale record, dddccc

dc

Sunday, February 9, 2014

happy birthday jay dee

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_vDwu9KDIEtU/TARHBDtY2uI/AAAAAAAAAUM/N0F2KbJyw-c/s1600/24ayjas.jpg

One of these days I'll hunt down this record, but for now Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's Suite For Ma Dukes, in it's entirity, can be heard on spotify.



 
Dilla was, perhaps, the only hip-hop producer to have studied the cello ("Not the instrument of choice in the ghetto," as his mother puts it in the sleevenotes) as a child, and his work is full of the sort of subtle but powerful differences that a composition-based education might provide, as Atwood-Ferguson noticed when he broke down the pieces ahead of arranging them for the orchestra.

"Dilla loves five-bar loops," he says. "He loves sevens and elevens as well, but within the phrases of five, he will have different parts of the beat looped in threes, fives and sevens a lot as well. Two of my other favorite musicians, Billie Holliday and Elvin Jones, very naturally phrase in three, five, and seven as well, without even seemingly being consciously of it."

The normal hip-hop loop will be a strict four-bar pattern, but Atwood-Ferguson doesn't think Dilla was ever trying to be unsettling or overly technical. "He just loved the effect music could have on himself and others," he says. "As listeners, we're not supposed to notice those things. Dilla was purely about expression, he was trying to say that life is beautiful, we are lucky to live it, we need go for whatever it is that is in our hearts."
[http://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/jan/27/j-dilla-suite-ma-dukes]


T I M E L E S S .

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Papercuts

Just a quick post...don't want to let WWALT fall into too big of a drought....

I've been listening to Papercuts' record Fading Parade.

It's psychedelic indy rock from San Francisco, replete with too much reverb on everything and wispy, mopey lyrics. 

It's a beautiful listen; there's no weird or fancy sounds, it's just guitars, vocals, bass and drums...but whoever engineered the recording spent a hell of a lot of time making those instruments sound warm and lush.  Worth a listen if you're into Belle & Sebastian, The Essex Green, The Shins, Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen, et. al.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fave Song of 2013

I bet I listened to this 50+ times the last 2 weeks of 2013. dc

Friday, December 6, 2013

"Complete Motown Singles" on Spotify

Stop the presses.  If you are into soul music, check out "The Complete Motown Singles" on Spotify.  It's like 60 CD's worth of amazing remaster mono singles on Motown, sounds amazing, a bunch of rad obscure shit as well as classic hits.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

WFMU MEGA POST












What's up bros.  I went to the WFMU Record Fair in NYC a few weeks ago (click above to see the madness).  I just got a new job so I felt it was appropriate to give myself a re-ward and go bonkers.  I just went Friday night for like 2-3 hours.  Some people make a whole weekend out of it.

I'm having such a hard time with Blogger right now but I just don't care... I know this is going to look all fucked up.

All these marketing schemes worked on me:




















Here are some of the gems I picked up:


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In current rotation:

Long time since my last update.  Here's some stuff I've been checking out:

Bibio - checked out a bunch of his older recordings.  They're all really cool...folky guitars and singing with weird looping elements and electronics.  Pretty much what you'd expect from Bibio, which is awesomeness. Check out "Vignetting the Compost"

Jack Rose - such an amazing guitar player.  Can listen to his stuff all day long, it's always inspired and never gets old.  Check out "Black Dirt Sessions"

Boduf Songs - got a few of his EPs.  Dark, sparse, mopey British doom folk, amazing, as always.  Check out "There Is Something Hanging Above"

The Liars - "Drum's Not Dead" is such an killer album from start to finish.  Love this band more and more all the time.

Papercuts - more mellow, chilled out indy rock a la late '60s San Francisco on "Fading Parade"

Jonwayne - anybody else check out this guy??  It looks like he should be in a dark basement in the midwest somewhere drinking Diet Coke and playing D&D, but he's a sick beat-maker and rapper. He's on Stones Throw right now.

Daniel Johnston - learned a lot about this guy watching a documentary about his life called "The Devil and Daniel Johnston."  He's an amazing songwriter, not an amazingly skilled musician, but a true artist.

The Velvet Underground - because of Lou

Kwaidan - drones, soundscapes, 20 mintue-long songs, pretentious song titles...everything good post-rock should be!




Sunday, November 24, 2013

Blasting "Machine Gun" right now in the living room, sounds so good, you guys_____-------

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Elliott Smith

Haven't worked my through this whole thing yet, but if you're a fan worth spending some time with. He died 10 years ago this year, I think the anniversary of his stabbing himself in the chest was recent. One of my all-time favorites, for sure.

http://pitchfork.com/features/articles/9246-elliott-smith/

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mountains - Choral




Picked up this 2xLP on Sunday for $10.