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Re: Broadcast, retrofuturist pop & hauntological pop; megaguide.

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:13 am
by s_mcsleazy
ive never even heard of adlestrop but that packaging makes me wanna check em out

Re: Broadcast, retrofuturist pop & hauntological pop; megaguide.

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:19 pm
by 46346
what a fantastic thread! i'm actually overwhelmed... but have enjoyed dropping in on a few of the artists mentioned.
y'all are doing a great service to these artists, as reading your insightful words about them, well, what can i say, i have come to trust much of the taste of my sisters and brothers of OSG, even when there's nary a Jazzmaster on a given track.

Jane Weaver:

one of the artists mentioned that i already adore is Jane Weaver. i met Jane a very long time ago when i caught the band Kill Laura in the UK. we may have even played the same night, i can't quite recall, it was the 90's, and it was all very dreamy...
i actually was unaware of her solo work, until i started working with Malcolm Mooney (of CAN) in 2016, during rehearsals for a live show here in L.A., i had asked Mal what he's been up to, and one thing he mentioned was the track for Jane. her name had rung only the vaguest of bells for me at the time, but i followed up on it upon hearing the release of Modern Kosmology some months later. this was right up a certain alley of mine from the start, i was blown away by the lush, sophisticated, and very smart sound that was coming from the cool girl i had met in a fellow, not-so-sophisticated indie band long ago.

it's great to see *some* of us evolving :D yeah, i've gotten a lot better too, but Jane has really got something going!

Re: Broadcast, retrofuturist pop & hauntological pop; megaguide.

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:12 pm
by shadowplay
46346 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:19 pm
what a fantastic thread! i'm actually overwhelmed... but have enjoyed dropping in on a few of the artists mentioned.
y'all are doing a great service to these artists, as reading your insightful words about them, well, what can i say, i have come to trust much of the taste of my sisters and brothers of OSG, even when there's nary a Jazzmaster on a given track.

Jane Weaver:

one of the artists mentioned that i already adore is Jane Weaver. i met Jane a very long time ago when i caught the band Kill Laura in the UK. we may have even played the same night, i can't quite recall, it was the 90's, and it was all very dreamy...
i actually was unaware of her solo work, until i started working with Malcolm Mooney (of CAN) in 2016, during rehearsals for a live show here in L.A., i had asked Mal what he's been up to, and one thing he mentioned was the track for Jane. her name had rung only the vaguest of bells for me at the time, but i followed up on it upon hearing the release of Modern Kosmology some months later. this was right up a certain alley of mine from the start, i was blown away by the lush, sophisticated, and very smart sound that was coming from the cool girl i had met in a fellow, not-so-sophisticated indie band long ago.

it's great to see *some* of us evolving :D yeah, i've gotten a lot better too, but Jane has really got something going!
Thanks for taking the time to write that and share your anecdote, it’s very much appreciated. It has indeed been a huge leap in quality and interest from Jane ever since the Fallen By Watchbird elpee her music has been coming on in leaps and bounds. I’m also delighted that she’s carving an audience, as she’s one of the good guys, genuinely charming and down to earth.

I really need to do a thread update.

D

Re: Broadcast, retrofuturist pop & hauntological pop; megaguide.

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:03 am
by Jaguar018
Yes. An update would be nice. :ph34r:

My copy of Adlestrop arrived yesterday. I'm enjoying it.

For better or worse, I follow Galaxy Electric on various social media, so I get regular emails and facebook updates. It looks like they are working on an album... but they have a Kickstarter for putting it on reel-to-reel tapes. :wtf: I mean, I get that resuscitating cassette tapes has been sort of cool and twee for the past decade, but reel-to-reel??!!? :squint:

Re: Broadcast, retrofuturist pop & hauntological pop; megaguide.

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:49 am
by 46346
Jaguar018 wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:03 am
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For better or worse, I follow Galaxy Electric on various social media, so I get regular emails and facebook updates. It looks like they are working on an album... but they have a Kickstarter for putting it on reel-to-reel tapes. :wtf: I mean, I get that resuscitating cassette tapes has been sort of cool and twee for the past decade, but reel-to-reel??!!? :squint:

well, now... i may have to nibble at this one. i recently restored my old Quad receiver and the Teac 4-track that suits it nicely.
i haven't worked in months, why not one more rabbit hole?

Re: Broadcast, retrofuturist pop & hauntological pop; megaguide.

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:00 am
by 46346
rad. i haven't yet worked my way back to Watchbird yet, but i'm aware of it. Kosmology, Silver Globe, and Amber Light are wonderful. makes me feel i should quit my bands and paying gigs and just make my own record with this kind of forward vision. impressive!

shadowplay wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:12 pm

Thanks for taking the time to write that and share your anecdote, it’s very much appreciated. It has indeed been a huge leap in quality and interest from Jane ever since the Fallen By Watchbird elpee her music has been coming on in leaps and bounds. I’m also delighted that she’s carving an audience, as she’s one of the good guys, genuinely charming and down to earth.

I really need to do a thread update.

D

Re: Broadcast, retrofuturist pop & hauntological pop; megaguide.

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:25 am
by Jaguar018
I'm going to put this new song by thenotwist here. It is sort of a pastiche of sounds to me. They have a guest Japanese singer and it has a spacy, interesting vibe. (Though the drums kind of sound like the War song "Lowrider" :unsure: )

Listening to the other stuff by the band, it veers into Radiohead territory for me, which I have mixed feelings about, but I still really like this song.

Re: Broadcast, retrofuturist pop & hauntological pop; megaguide.

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:35 pm
by MazzyJaster
Thanks for the interesting thread!

Re: Broadcast, retrofuturist pop & hauntological pop; megaguide.

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:46 am
by shadowplay
Jon Brooks - Applied Music: Land & Sea just up for pre

Also in on the very promising Richard Norris 'Elements.'

I've been collecting the seven inch lathe series on Russian Library which I've enjoyed. Packaging is very background of Berberian Sound studio.

Bernard Grancher - Soleil Gris Eclatan vinyl on the most reliable Castles in Space

Also on Castles in Space and a must for BOC fans is ;clocolan - It's Not Too Early For Each Other

Visage Pâle - Holistic Love

Field Lines Cartographer - The Spectral Isle

and of course the new Belbury Poly eplee - The Gone Away.

An interesting aside from one of the thread family is preternatural-investigations an excellent podcast by Sharron Kraus

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Re: Broadcast, retrofuturist pop & hauntological pop; megaguide.

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:53 pm
by shadowplay
Posting here due to some relevant material;

The unforgettable pyre: How The Wicker Man changed the face of horror

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