YTD recordings listened to: 322
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 174
Not good music:136
Buys: 12 (not all 2012 releases)
@@@ Damian Valles: Movement III (Experimedia). I found this music over here at Anti-Gravity Bunny. A low rumbling drone with some metallic washes and some static thrown in for good measure.
I can’t find a clip on YouTube so you’re gonna have to click through. He has a record on Spotify from 2011 if you roll that way. I thought the music was very tasteful and folks could get with it. It starts getting more intense around 6:00.
@@@ Cormorant. I found these guys over here at Invisible Oranges. They are referred to as the definitive Bandcamp metal band in the article, but I link to them as they are proudly DIY, which I think should be supported. The music is a slightly different metal formula: the broken glass vocal style is placed on top of a less thrashy more classic rock power chord. There are clean guitar melodies and some slower sections so it’s not a full on skull scrape, which I can get with as well.
@@@ Beach Boys: That’s Why God Made the Radio. I get the tricked out nature of the complicated harmonies, but when I hear these guys do their thing I can’t help but feel like our society has changed so much that digging this music feels like an attempt to hold onto a state of mind from the past.
@@@ Matthew Shipp & J. Spaceman: Black Music Disaster. Great title, couldn’t find any samples anywhere. Nowhere.
@@@ Andrew Belle: All Those Pretty Lights. Found it over here at Music Under Fire. I know it’s my pet peeve, but I don’t like to hear singers breathing — I feel it’s code for being sincere, serious, and earnest and I find it manipulative. I find this tune to be pretty straight vanilla, but check it out for yourself.
I couldn’t get this tune to embed, so you need to click through.