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  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    Bim Sherman - Miracle
    Genre: World Fusion
    Year: 1996


    Dipping it's toes in various musical styles from india, jamaica, and america the name of the game here is pure meditative bliss. Probably sounds pretty cheesy sober.
    Bim did standard reggae versions of all these songs, but this just stands out to me for some reason.

    Recommended If You Like: Laying motionless.

    Just Can't Stand It
  • back_blowsback_blows Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    afterstasis;3561077 said:
    Damad - Rise And Fall
    Genre: Hardcore Punk/Crust
    Year: 1997


    Miserable and filthy. Probably my favorite hardcore album from the 90's not released by Crimethinc. Members went on to form Kylesa.

    Recommended If You Like: Kylesa, His Hero Is Gone, Dystopia, Amebix, Catharsis, and From Ashes Rise.

    Low-Quality Sample...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwTZXIhZ-mQ
    Really diggin' these guys. It sounds almost sludgy at times. Is it odd that I like this more than Kylesa?
    afterstasis;3563355 said:
    Bim Sherman - Miracle
    Genre: World Fusion
    Year: 1996


    Dipping it's toes in various musical styles from india, jamaica, and america the name of the game here is pure meditative bliss. Probably sounds pretty cheesy sober.
    Bim did standard reggae versions of all these songs, but this just stands out to me for some reason.

    Recommended If You Like: Laying motionless.

    Just Can't Stand It
    I'm a bit sober at the moment. I'll have to listen to this in a few hours.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    Mark Stewart - Learning To Cope With Cowardice
    Genre: Post-Punk/Dub
    Year: 1985


    Former member of The Pop Group tries his hand at dub, collaborating with the rhythm section from The Sugarhill Gang, and ends up sounding like The Flying Lizards covering Throbbing Gristle after a few paranoia-inducing bong hits.

    Recommended If You Like: Public Image Ltd., New Age Steppers, Maximum Joy, A Certain Ratio, and This Heat.

    Sample the album on myspace.
  • Oscar-RioOscar-Rio 0/10
    edited March 2010
    afterstasis;3565270 said:
    Mark Stewart - Learning To Cope With Cowardice
    Genre: Post-Punk/Dub
    Year: 1985


    Former member of The Pop Group tries his hand at dub, collaborating with the rhythm section from The Sugarhill Gang, and ends up sounding like The Flying Lizards covering Throbbing Gristle after a few paranoia-inducing bong hits.

    Recommended If You Like: Public Image Ltd., New Age Steppers, Maximum Joy, A Certain Ratio, and This Heat.

    Sample the album on myspace.
    very cool :)

    I enjoy waking up every morning to check this thread out. Bim Sherman was also terrific.
  • back_blowsback_blows Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    I have trouble believing this was made in '85. It sounds so ahead of it's time. Really trippy.
  • Dante1847Dante1847 Headliner
    edited March 2010
    where has Lowercase been all my life.


    playing catch up here, but it only took me the first 2 tracks in Kill the Lights to sell me. now I gotta buy the whole album.

    EDIT: holy ****, "Rare Anger" is fantastic
  • UltimatumUltimatum Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    afterstasis;3561077 said:
    Damad - Rise And Fall
    Genre: Hardcore Punk/Crust
    Year: 1997


    Miserable and filthy. Probably my favorite hardcore album from the 90's not released by Crimethinc. Members went on to form Kylesa.

    Recommended If You Like: Kylesa, His Hero Is Gone, Dystopia, Amebix, Catharsis, and From Ashes Rise.

    Low-Quality Sample...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwTZXIhZ-mQ
    Is it common for a good quality copy of this to be only about 30MB?
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    glad you guys are digging this stuff...
    Ultimatum;3565863 said:
    Is it common for a good quality copy of this to be only about 30MB?
    no, the album's a little over 30 minutes long, so that would be pretty awful quality.
    if you can't find anything better send me a soulseek message.
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    The Brecker Brothers - Heavy Metal Be-Bop
    Genre: Jazz Fusion
    Year: 1978


    Funky jazz-rock recorded live with the same horn duo you've heard play with Blue Oyster Cult, The Parliament, and Zappa (whose buddy Terry Bozzio can also be found on this album).
    This album is apparently one of the first to feature electronically-altered horns, so please keep in mind while listening the wind section only consists of one sax and one trumpet!

    Recommended If You Like: Billy Cobham, Return To Forever, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, and Bill Bruford's Earthworks.

    Sample the album on myspace.
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited March 2010
    afterstasis;3567207 said:
    The Brecker Brothers - Heavy Metal Be-Bop
    Genre: Jazz Fusion
    Year: 1978


    Funky jazz-rock recorded live with the same horn duo you've heard play with Blue Oyster Cult, The Parliament, and Zappa (whose buddy Terry Bozzio can also be found on this album).
    This album is apparently one of the first to feature electronically-altered horns, so please keep in mind while listening the wind section only consists of one sax and one trumpet!

    Recommended If You Like: Billy Cobham, Return To Forever, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, and Bill Bruford's Earthworks.

    Sample the album on myspace.
    I like the Brecker Brothers, but I haven't heard this particular album before. I'll download it now.
  • franticfishfranticfish Road Warrior
    edited March 2010
    I like Michael Brecker's more 'traditional' jazz stuff. I'm taking it this isn't much like that at all though.

    Still, Terry Bozzie and Michael Brecker on an album... it's got to be good.
  • UltimatumUltimatum Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    Terry Bozzio's presence is making this an instant must-have for me.

    That and Michael Brecker's pretty cool in his own right as well.
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    afterstasis, you should recommend some NRBQ or Skeeter Davis. i am loving She & Him's covers of their songs and i think those bands have little fans and could use some appreciation via these boards.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    Smart Went Crazy - Con Art
    Genre: Post-Hardcore/Indie Rock
    Year: 1997


    An unusual and unheralded Dischord Records band that never really fit in anywhere, sometimes seeming a bit like a darker Shudder To Think with a more "chamber music" vibe but this album varies so wildly it's impossible to nail down at all.

    Recommended If You Like: Shudder To Think, Faraquet, Bluetip, Frodus, Thingy, and Q And Not U.

    Sample the album on Dischord's site.
  • berkthgarberkthgar Road Warrior
    edited March 2010
    afterstasis;3569611 said:
    Smart Went Crazy - Con Art
    Genre: Post-Hardcore/Indie Rock
    Year: 1997


    An unusual and unheralded Dischord Records band that never really fit in anywhere, sometimes seeming a bit like a darker Shudder To Think with a more "chamber music" vibe but this album varies so wildly it's impossible to nail down at all.

    Recommended If You Like: Shudder To Think, Faraquet, Bluetip, Frodus, Thingy, and Q And Not U.

    Sample the album on Dischord's site.
    Sounds pretty sweet so far, I'm about half way through it. I haven't really heard anything like it before, cool pick!
  • Mystlyfe77Mystlyfe77 Big Fan
    edited March 2010
    afterstasis;3561077 said:
    Damad - Rise And Fall
    Genre: Hardcore Punk/Crust
    Year: 1997


    Miserable and filthy. Probably my favorite hardcore album from the 90's not released by Crimethinc. Members went on to form Kylesa.

    Recommended If You Like: Kylesa, His Hero Is Gone, Dystopia, Amebix, Catharsis, and From Ashes Rise.

    Low-Quality Sample...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwTZXIhZ-mQ
    Damad is good ****, I endorse this post.
  • Lameboy19Lameboy19 Headliner
    edited March 2010
    afterstasis;3569611 said:
    Smart Went Crazy - Con Art
    Genre: Post-Hardcore/Indie Rock
    Year: 1997


    An unusual and unheralded Dischord Records band that never really fit in anywhere, sometimes seeming a bit like a darker Shudder To Think with a more "chamber music" vibe but this album varies so wildly it's impossible to nail down at all.

    Recommended If You Like: Shudder To Think, Faraquet, Bluetip, Frodus, Thingy, and Q And Not U.

    Sample the album on Dischord's site.
    i see Post-hardcore and Dischord

    will be getting this for sure
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    Busdriver - Fear Of A Black Tangent
    Genre: Abstract Hip Hop
    Year: 2005


    I'm told serious hip hop fans dislike this guy for focusing too much on melody and trying to appeal to non-fans of the genre... Whatever.
    Great stuff, occasionally reminding me of Why?'s older stuff mixed with Kool Keith and Del, but usually standing on it's own with some obvious jazz influence working it's way in here and there and some really cool samples.

    Recommended If You Like: Kool Keith, Why?, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Aesop Rock, Themselves, and Aceyalone.

    Low-Quality Samples...
    Avantcore
    Map Your Psyche
    Befriend The Friendless Friendster
  • Lameboy19Lameboy19 Headliner
    edited March 2010
    I love Del and Aesop, will be checking this out as well as some of the other artists in the "recommended if you like" section
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited March 2010
    All of the Busdriver I've listened to in the past just struck me as the hip hop equivalent of certain wank-tastic tech death/prog metal bands with too much emphasis on "hey, look how fast I can rap!" and not enough emphasis on actually sounding listenable. Is this release any different?
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    i never got that impression, A_C, but i've only heard two of his albums.
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    Care - Diamonds & Emeralds
    Genre: Jangle Pop/New Wave
    Year: 1997


    Featuring an all-star cast of 80's alternative, this album is simply better than anything else released by the members, despite sitting in the vaults unreleased for over a decade. Easily one of the most overlooked pop albums, probably due to how unfashionable this type of music at the date of it's belated release.
    I can't think of a more solid pop album that is even half as overlooked.

    Recommended If You Like: The Lightning Seeds, Prefab Sprout, The Smiths, Modern English, Echo & The Bunnymen, and The Pale Fountains.

    Low-Quality Samples...
    Whatever Possessed You
    Flaming Sword
    Chandeliers
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    afterstasis;3574311 said:

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    Care - Diamonds & Emeralds
    Genre: Jangle Pop/New Wave
    Year: 1997


    Featuring an all-star cast of 80's alternative, this album is simply better than anything else released by the members, despite sitting in the vaults unreleased for over a decade. Easily one of the most overlooked pop albums, probably due to how unfashionable this type of music at the date of it's belated release.
    I can't think of a more solid pop album that is even half as overlooked.

    Recommended If You Like: The Lightning Seeds, Prefab Sprout, The Smiths, Modern English, Echo & The Bunnymen, and The Pale Fountains.

    Low-Quality Samples...
    Whatever Possessed You
    Flaming Sword
    Chandeliers
    i might have to check this out


    EDIT: "Whatever Possessed You" is AMAZING! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH :D

    EDIT#2: i am SO checking this album out when i get home later HOLY ****!
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited March 2010
    afterstasis;3574311 said:
    Care - Diamonds & Emeralds
    Genre: Jangle Pop/New Wave
    Year: 1997


    Featuring an all-star cast of 80's alternative, this album is simply better than anything else released by the members, despite sitting in the vaults unreleased for over a decade. Easily one of the most overlooked pop albums, probably due to how unfashionable this type of music at the date of it's belated release.
    I can't think of a more solid pop album that is even half as overlooked.

    Recommended If You Like: The Lightning Seeds, Prefab Sprout, The Smiths, Modern English, Echo & The Bunnymen, and The Pale Fountains.

    Low-Quality Samples...
    Whatever Possessed You
    Flaming Sword
    Chandeliers
    I'll have to listen to this one. It honestly might be a while, though. I still haven't listened to the Boscoe album yet, and that's been on my list for a while.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    Residual Echoes - Phoenician Flu And Ancient Ocean
    Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock
    Year: 2005


    When a band features members from Comets On Fire and Six Organs Of Admittance and the specific album's first song sounds like Hawkwind amp'ed up to a whole new peak and then the second one drifts into full-on bliss that would make Spacemen 3 jealous you know you've got an instant classic on your hands.
    The rest of the album follows suit, dipping into folk and more effects/synth-based sounds on a few tracks, but never sounding dull and constantly mixing things up with excellent timing.

    Recommended If You Like: Comets On Fire, Six Organs Of Admittance, Bardo Pond, Acid Mothers Temple, Dead Meadow, and Spacemen 3.

    Sample most of the album on myspace... Shame they left the last track off, as it's one of my favorites.
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited March 2010
    afterstasis;3576694 said:
    Residual Echoes - Phoenician Flu And Ancient Ocean
    Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock
    Year: 2005


    When a band features members from Comets On Fire and Six Organs Of Admittance and the specific album's first song sounds like Hawkwind amp'ed up to a whole new peak and then the second one drifts into full-on bliss that would make Spacemen 3 jealous you know you've got an instant classic on your hands.
    The rest of the album follows suit, dipping into folk and more effects/synth-based sounds on a few tracks, but never sounding dull and constantly mixing things up with excellent timing.

    Recommended If You Like: Comets On Fire, Six Organs Of Admittance, Bardo Pond, Acid Mothers Temple, Dead Meadow, and Spacemen 3.

    Sample most of the album on myspace... Shame they left the last track off, as it's one of my favorites.
    Sounds up something that I'd really, really love. I'm soulseeking it now.
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    @afterstasis, that Care album is wonderful!
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    Michael Harrison - Revelation: Music In Pure Intonation
    Genre: Contemporary Classical/Minimalism
    Year: 2007


    One of La Monte Young's students pays an obvious tribute to his former teacher's "The Well-Tuned Piano" and somehow nails it. Using a grand piano that he modified and retuned, Harrison creates some of the most stunning piano recordings from the past 10 years.
    Also, beware that there is a New Age pianist who goes by the same name, and many people seem to confuse the two.

    Recommended If You Like: La Monte Young, Harold Budd, Lubomyr Melnyk, John Cage, Terry Riley, and Charlemagne Palestine.

    Sample the album on myspace.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    Cloven Hoof - Self Titled
    Genre: Heavy Metal
    Year: 1984


    I'll never understand how bands like Grim Reaper, Accept, and Saxon went on to become legends to so many, yet superior bands like Cloven Hoof are all but forgotten.
    Anyhow, fans of NWOBHM should eat this album up. A fairly serious (at least for the time period) occult approach is littered throughout, which i suppose along with Angel Witch probably influenced folks like Mercyful Fate.
    Also great to see two of the album's best tracks at the end of the album... Gotta love records that just improve over their length.

    Recommend If You Like: Angel Witch, Judas Priest, Diamond Head, Raven, Tygers Of Pan Tang, and Demon.

    Sample the album on myspace.
  • tridentgum0tridentgum0 Uninteresting Poster
    edited March 2010
    afterstasis;3580683 said:


    Recommend If You Like: Angel Witch, Judas Priest, Diamond Head, Raven
    I'm in.
  • LegendofRock3021LegendofRock3021 Nice Doggy
    edited March 2010
    I've always been meaning to check out Cloven Hoof, but for some reason never got around to doing so, should be awesome.
  • HungryfreakHungryfreak Headliner
    edited March 2010
    Cloven Hoof actually did get some attention recently with Brütal Legend featuring "Nightstalker" on the soundtrack. Great album, though. I already picked it up about half a year ago when I was on a big proto-metal/NWOBHM run.
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