Nuggets 248 – Post Mod

Nuggets 248 - Postmodern

Post Modern. Out with 3 minute pop, let’s try some longer tunes. The Cmn ineed yr track is excellent.

65daysofstatic are offering their back catalogue for $100.  Tempted.

I  am sure there is a link between the difficulties that prog rockers have in attracting female followers, the absence of female singers and the use of taped vocals. I recall an interview in the recent BBC doco about prog rock where a prog rock band lamented their lack of female fans. I can’t find it now and I am sure its on this blog! When I track it down I will post it.

I not sure where the practice of havingbandnameswithoutspaces came from.

If no playable tracklist appears below, you know what to do.

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#65daysofstatic, #black-angels, #cmn-ineed-yr-hlp, #crown-larks, #dark, #desolation-wilderness, #from-monument-to-masses, #hausu, #magik-markers, #maybeshewill, #peace, #toy

Nuggets 203 – Krautrock 3

Nuggets 203 - Krautrock 3

 

Nuggets 203 – Krautrock 3 by Paul on Grooveshark

More Kosmische than krautrock. Love the Kraftwerk cover by Jurado and Swift.

The songs towards the middle are pretty straight forward lockstep sequencers with the beats getting more chaotic towards the end.

I used to play around with electronic components and I recall setting up a series of oscillators and then linking them randomly. Sounded similar, looked like this (except there were more of them).

DIY ring oscillators

I fancy that these tracks were generated using old school ring modulators that look like this…

Conrad Schnitzler & friend

BTW, that’s  Conrad Schnitzler (from Kluster / Cluster) and he sounds like this…

I included tracks from two bands I saw at SXSW with Kosmische tendencies Lower Dens and The Men. The Men track is quite unlike their guitar shredding live set, whilst the Lower Dens sounded pretty similar live.

Lower Dens

Which reminds me, I have a day and a half of SXSW left to document. Next blog posting I promise…

Hype Machine HQ

Finally, here’s some Faust (because I can )

#1000-ohms, #39-clocks, #agitation-free, #damien-jurado, #danniel-radall, #deutscher-wertarbeit, #faceplant, #kosmonautentraum, #lower-dens, #megazord, #richard-swift, #secret-circuit, #sensual-harassment, #steve-more, #sudenten-creche, #the-men, #umberto, #wolfgang-riechmann