What Music Are You Currently Listening To?

Discussion in 'Community' started by vollspacken, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. vollspacken macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2002
    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    I'm curious what you guys are currently listening to. summer is over and soon we'll need lots of new tracks and rediscovered albums from our collections to carry us through the long evenings...
    so why not start a new "what-are-you-currently-listening-to"-thread to get people hooked up to your favorite music right now ;) let's see what you come up with...

    here's what I'm currently listening to:

    1. Alexander Kowalski - "Response"
    (his new album, the title track is my favorite, high-end techno from the German "Kanzleramt"-Label)

    2. Model 500/Juan Atkins - "The Flow (Original Mix)"
    (an older track, a nice blend of electrofunk and Detroit-techno)

    3. Gus Gus - "David"
    (a slightly older track, off their current album "Attention", sophisticated house from Iceland, different from their earlier works, nice RMX's too)

    4. Laura Lee - "Crumbs Off The Table"
    (an old skool funk track from the 60s, I looked out my window a couple of days ago and saw some heads noding :) )

    5. Smith & Mighty - "Bass Is Maternal"
    (IMHO the defining album of the '90s, Bristol sound from Dub to D'n'B, my favorite tracks: "Jungle Man Corner" and "Evolve")

    o.k., that's what I had in my headphones this weekend... now it's your turn :)

  2. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2003
    Chinese classical opera and chinese pop music. I can't read chinese, so I don't know the names of the songs.
  3. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2002
    Franklin, TN
    vSpacken, Nice tunes bro..

    Can you get that stuff from amazon.com or where can I get that?.. I need someone with your kind of taste to recommend some more tunes to me.

    Im a Jazz man myself.. Art Blakey, Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, David Sanchez, Joshua Redman, Patricia Barber

    as for the more electronic stuff, im a huge fan of Morcheeba and Hooverphonic.. but its rare that I come across new artists other than the mainsteam crap

    - Doc
  4. Tequila Grandma macrumors regular

    May 17, 2003
    Boston MA
    Lately, I've been enjoying the wonderful pleasures of...

    "Horse Rotorvator" by Coil

    "Red Mecca" by Cabaret Voltaire

    "Sister" by Sonic Youth

    "Solid State Survivor" by Yellow Magic Orchestra

    "Danse Macabre Remixes" by The Faint

    The live recordings boxed set by Björk:

    ...and "Love's Secret Domain" by Coil.
  5. vollspacken thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2002
    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    There shouldn't be a problem with getting the three albums on Amazon (better: eBay), but I doubt that you can find "The Flow" or "Crumbs Off The Table" other than on some kind of sampler now... mix-CDs are always a good source to get your hands on a nice blend of music and to get to know some artists.

    some suggestions for good mix CDs (beware, there are many out there that are wicked crap...):
    - Dj Food & DK - "Now listen, Solid Steel Sessions vol. 1" (my favorite mix-cd, covers a wide selection)
    - Dj Marky - "The Brazilian Job" (an awesome D'nB mix CD)
    - there is a pretty good mix-cd series from a label called "Fabric Records" (an offspin of a club that is based in London), I don't know if you can get them in the US, but check out "Fabriclive 01: James Lavelle", "05: Howie B", and maybe "07: John Peel"
    - another pretty good series is released on the German Label "Studio !K7" and is called "DJ Kicks"... you should be able to get them on Amazon and eBay. check out "Terranova DJ-Kicks", "Kruder & Dorfmeister DJ-Kicks", and "Stereo-MC's DJ-Kicks"... if you like hard techno: "CJ-Bolland DJ-Kicks", if you like hard D'n'B: "Kemistry & Storm DJ-Kicks"
    - label sampler from the following labels are also a good start: Talkin' Loud, Studio !K7, Ninja Tune, Metalheadz, Moving Shadow, Basswerk, Mo'Wax, Kanzleramt...

    otherwise, keep your eyes and ears open...

    If you want to spend money on only five CDs, I suggest you get the following:
    - DJ Food & DK - "Now Listen! Solid Steel Sessions vol.1"
    - Coldcut - "Journeys by DJ - Special Release"
    - DJ Marky - "The Brazilian Job"
    - Metalheadz Presents - "Platinum Breakz 03"
    - James Lavelle - "Fabriclive 01"

    then find out what tracks you especially like, try albums by those artists, the labels they are on and current releases, maybe mix-albums by them or remixes by them or their tracks remixed by others... go to the record stores and take your time there, ask friends... the possibilities are endless, it's like a giant spiderweb :)

  6. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

    Daveman Deluxe

    Jun 17, 2003
    Corvallis, Oregon
    At the moment I'm listening to The Representation of Chaos from Joseph Haydn's The Creation.

    I tend to listen to a lot of classical music overall, but I also like folk rock a lot, as in Nickel Creek, Matt the Electrician, or Caedmon's Call.
  7. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    well i'm not actually ATM, but if i were to fire it up, i'd go to--

    Waiting (Tom Lord-Alge Remix) - Devlins or
    Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay

    Love that Six Feet Under soundtrack :)

  8. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

    Mike Teezie

    Nov 20, 2002
    A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step
    Charles Mingus - Migus Ah Um
    Bjork - Greatest Hits
    Qeens of the Stoneage - Songs for the Deaf
  9. dswoodley macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2002
    Johnny Cash - ring of fire - god, i'll miss that guy...
  10. tazo macrumors 68040


    Apr 6, 2003
    Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA actually
    Third Eye Blind- Jumper, I love the instrumental solo :)
  11. MacAztec macrumors 68040


    Oct 28, 2001
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Dispatch- The General
    The Eagles- Hotel California
    The Eagles- Takin' it Easy
    The Eagles- Life in the Fast Lane

    You guys need to listen to Dispatch. They are a pretty cool band. I really like "The General" song.

    I bought the CD, but I downloaded the song first and liked it, then bought the CD.

    You guys should like that song.
  12. MacAztec macrumors 68040


    Oct 28, 2001
    San Luis Obispo, CA

    Go to this link to hear the dispatch song...

  13. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    What I've listened to recently (I can't afford an iPod yet so my listings will be albums not trax):

    Geddy Lee - My Favorite Headache
    Rush - Roll the Bones
    Type O Negative - Life is killing me
    The Doors - Best of the Doors
    Dream Theater - Awake
    Pantera - Far Beyond Driven
    Concrete Blonde - Mexican Moon

    And some misc trax from Lacuna Coil, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, and Joy Division.

  14. 3rdpath macrumors 68000


    Jan 7, 2002
    2nd star on the right and straight till morning
    hmmmm...nickel creek. ( even tho they're a rip of "naked to the world"). best sounding mandolin recording...ever.

    david wilcox...best of.

    and my daughter's fav...ted jacob's " a child's garden of songs"...the words of r.l. stevenson put to music...amazing.

    me first and the gimme gimme's...speed metal versions of "mona lisa", " i believe i can fly", "end of the road"...etc. the ultimate party disc.
  15. wsteineker macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2001
    Montgomery, AL
    Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series Vol. 4 (Live 1966 - Royal Albert Hall) and Vol. 5 (Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Review), Neil Young's After The Goldrush and Rust Never Sleeps (w/ Crazy Horse), Ryan Adams' Heartbreaker, The Dixie Chicks' Home, Grateful Dead's Europe '72, Wilco's Being There and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Allison Krauss & Union Station Live, Lucinda William's Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, and The Band's The Last Waltz.

    Hey, I know it's a long list but they're all in very heavy rotation. :)
  16. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    Zwan - Mary Star Of The Sea
    Boards Of Canada - Geogaddi
    Alex gopher - You My Baby & I
    Pete Yorn - Day I Forgot
    PJ Harvey - Stories from The City, Stories From The Sea
    Rae And Christian - Sleepwalking
    R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi-Fi
    Saint Etienne - Sound Of Water
    Smudge - Manilow
    Warp 10+3 Remixes
  17. vollspacken thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2002
    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    hehe, it's a music thread... I knew that iGav would be there ;)

  18. wrc fan macrumors 65816

    wrc fan

    Jan 19, 2003
    In a world where LPs are made like pancakes
    i've been listening mostly to Fiona Apple, The Get Up Kids, and Thrice lately.
  19. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    ditto... you're always here as well.... :p

    some good stuff there vollspacken... ;)

    I'm sure eye and moxie will join us, once the East Coast wake up... :D

    Now playing, Underworld 'Everything Everything' - Jumbo

  20. WinterMute Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    Been having a Zep flashback of late, and am currently on BBC sessions, with a little Live thrown in for good measure...:D
  21. Moxiemike macrumors 68020


    Jan 1, 2002
    Pittsburgh, PA

    The east coast is awake and.....

    Well, I've been listening to my own band a crapload the past week.

    We recorded some tunes and we did mixing, and it's been a labour of love, listening to them over and over and over again, mixing, listening, mixing more and finally mastering, followed by intense listening sessions on several various set of speakers and head phones.

    And then back at it all over again.

    But when I've been able to give my ears a rest from that, i've been listening to a lot of jazz lately: Dizzy Gillespies " 'S Wonderful" and Brubeck's "moscow Night" which features a STELLAR live version of "take 5" which is maybe one of the BEST songs ever written. From a bunch of square white guys too. Wow.

    Also been listening to a lot of St Germain ("tourist" and "boulevard"), Lamb's "Fear of Fours" (prepping for when I get my upright... wooo.... and of course, Thievery Corp.

    Also, I just got "Verve/Remixed no 2" but really haven't had a chance to dig into to much. Sounds good so far, but doesn't stack up to the original.
  22. shadowfax macrumors 603


    Sep 6, 2002
    Houston, TX
    rock on, man, i got my hands on that one pretty recently.

    i've been listening to lots of "new" (to me) stuff lately. i got a bunch of Yo La Tengo and Nirvana:

    favorits, by album: Nirvana: Never Mind, MTV Unplugged (1994)

    YLT: And then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out, The Sounds of the Sounds of Science
  23. sketchy macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2003
    Richmond VA

    I'm all over the board

    last few played on the iPod

    Chicane - Saltwater -- trance
    Covenant - Northern Light (EBM) - We stand alone
    Dido - White Flag, take my hand
    DJ Tiesto
    Drunkenmunky - Trance
    The Pillows - (japanese)
    Elisa - Rainbow (Italian)
    Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby
    Rob Dougan - Furious Angels - Drinking song
  24. phrancpharmD macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2003
    Historic Norcross
    Best music I've heard "recently" (within the last year or so) include Sleater-Kinney, Sixteen Horsepower, Fischerspooner, Wovenhand, and of course Ween, Mogwai, Landing, Surface of Ecyeon, and Radiohead all have new albums out that kick ass! Other cool acts are Midival Pundits, DJ Cheb i Sabbah, Drive By Truckers, Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Waco Brothers, and Asian Dub Foundation.
  25. vollspacken thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2002
    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    aaahhhh, Underworld... :D :D :D

    I don't know if you already have this, but check out the "Bootleg Babies" live compilation on Underworlds homepage here... similar to "Everything Everything", but way more tracks (I actually listen to this double CD more that to my "E. E."...)... I really miss "Dirty Epic" though... :)

    good choice, I hope to get that too and I have high expectations... I only know the "Patife" remix until now, but that one is pretty tight... ;)


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