Peter Gabirel's Scratch My Back.
BTW Album titles are not written in quotes...
BTW Album titles are not written in quotes...
If "Love It To Death" is your fave "new" album, might I recommend Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World"!
Love the recommendations, not so crazy about the punctuation police. And it's a good thing I have spell check!
I will be checking out lots of these. I love Los Lobos, my favorite to date is "Kiko". They put out a dvd, "Live at the Filmore" that really cooks. Anything with a Shelby duet is on my list. Peter Gabriel is a perennial also.
I finally picked up a copy of "Soldier of Love" by Sade. More relaxed, less "club/sophisticate" arrangements. Beautiful songs. And typically, from her first album to this latest, high-end production.
Quick heads up to "Kiko" fans: Tin Can Trust is a much more traditional Lobos record than Kiko. "Trust" mixes 1 part electric blues + 1 part Mexican folk + a heavy dash of David Hidalgo's guitar. I love "Kiko", but it's kind of a Lobos outlier. In a way, "Tin Can Trust" feels more like a companion piece to Petty's "Mojo". Both are steeped in the sounds and of the late '60's and both seem (IMHO) to capture the "mojo" of that time.
Leonard Cohen - Songs From The Road released yesterday. Outstanding documentation of most recent tour. Great sonics.
Damien Jurado - Saint Bartlett
Peter Wolf - Midnight Souvenirs. Great tunes and outstanding sonics
Budos Band - Budos Band III
The National - High Violet
The Noisettes - Wild Young Hearts
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - I Learned The Hard Way
I like everything I have ever heard from Los Lobos, so it dosnt have to sound like "Kiko" to interest me. Again, I recommend the "Live at the Filmore" dvd, really captures them live.
Another cd I have been spinning a lot lately is "Zombie Pimp Cowboy" by The Man From Ravcon. Music inspired by Blacksploitation, B horror movies and Spaghetti Westerns. Not demanding music to listen to, but great variety and imagination. One guy plays everything, it's a fun listen!
Madfloyd...Intense in many ways. There is some spiritual influence in his writing for sure and there are some laid back pieces but to my ears, this is some of the most intense music being recorded. Many of the tracks are far from laid back. It has it all and is layered with nuances that I am still uncovering. I am totally bored with plain old guitar rock. Most of the stuff out there is empty, soulless blah but his music is full of passion and sounds like nothing else. I'm cool with you writing your opinion so no need to censor! It's a damn internet forum! Ninety percent of the records on this list do nothing for me. Just figured I'd throw that one out there for someone to discover. Apparently not you, which is fine dude!
Appreciate the response, Richard. It's good to know you truly do like the music and weren't, um, you know, preaching.
I've listened to it all the way through once (and just in my car) and will give it a couple more go-rounds before I truly judge. Lol, I didn't know what to expect - metal, fusion, trippy acid jazz...
I like taking chances. :-)
Madfloyd...The ironic thing is that I am Jewish and DEE is hardcore Christian. I hear much more in his works than preaching religion per say, more the pretty deep conflicts of the soul man struggles with every day. I could go on and on about that but won't bore you with my interpretations. Just wanted to clarify that preaching is the last thing I hear or do! Beyond the lyrical content is the musicianship which is as provocative and intense as the lyrically part of Woven Hand (or 16 Horsepower for that matter). Native American, Middle Eastern, Folk, Country, Goth, Traditional American, Blues, Punk...I hear it all in his stuff. Unique and truly art to me. Glad to know you are giving it a go. I love trying stuff that I do not know what to expect. Sometimes it takes a few listens to get it and sometimes I never do but it's enlightening to hear whats out there.
Awww, shucks. Thanks for reviving this thread. Madfloyd and I have since become friends and this was our first little chat...the above posts where he basically tells me my musical interest sucks. Now we've moved on to the point where he tells me my musical interest's still suck, I tell him what gear he SHOULD buy and then he tells me that sucks too. Seriously though, he's a good dude and his life would be complete if he bought Spectral amps. Hehe:)
As for new music, very much enjoying AND IV(inertia)from Grischa Lichenberger on raster-noton. His other 2 releases, an earlier EP on raster-noton and another on Semantica, are also equally as amazing.
Genesis Revisited II is the current art rock equivalent of say the modern post WWII revival of Mahler spearheaded by Leonard Bernstein and others, except Steve Hackett is better qualified for the task than any of those guys were for Mahler in that Hackett is probably equally as artistically gifted (and daring) and actually helped compose and perform these classics originally!
I would normally hesitate to draw analogies between rock/pop and classical music historical scenarios like this, but believe Genesis Revisited II warrants such comparisons and that this music, like that of the Beatles, will live on for a long time to come.
The cover art (A Tower Struck Down?) is perfect and the packaging as a whole is top notch as well.