Moor Jewelry – True Opera (2020)

True Opera

Moor Jewelry is a collaboration between Moor Mother and Mental Jewelry from Philadelphia, USA. They put out True Opera, one of my favorite albums from this year, as a bloody cassette release only through Don Giovanni Records. Sold out twice. Overpriced on the (discogs) market right now.

Good songs and great heretic punk sound. Live wire/body electric sound. It deserves all formats. Plug yourself in.

bandcamp: https://moorxjewelry.bandcamp.com/album/true-opera

Listening Log ’20: Jul-Oct (part II)

More of the same? I don’t mind. Keep on dancing…

Next Generation
METZ – Atlas Vending
Blind Youth Industrial Park
IDLES – Ultra Mono
Ne touche pas moi
A Hero’s Death
Protomartyr – Ultimate Success Today
Modern Business Hymns

The past is full of dead men
The future is a cruelty
Resign yourself
Hey, have you heard them say “Ultimate Success Today”?

The Art of Persistence
Hit the Coast

Island Pag maybe. A future island.

Belonging to October

Listening Log ’20: Jul – Sep.

ORANSSI PAZUZU

psychedelic rock.

https://oranssipazuzu.bandcamp.com/track/uusi-teknokratia

Uusi teknokratia

IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT

jazz rock.

Rotted Futures
PYRRHON

noise rock.

Another Day In Paradise
KRALLICE

prog rock.

Aspherance
VILE CREATURE

sludge rock. (from queercore angle)

Glory! Glory!
DUMA

power electronics.

Uganda With Sam
BORIS

jap (punk) rock.

Fundamental Error
NAPALM DEATH

hardcore punk rock.

Fuck the Factoid
VALKYRIE

rock.

Fear And Sacrifice
INTER ARMA

pop.

Purple Rain

Listening Log ‘19 (part III)

Listening log ‘19 (part III) of one who lags behind.

Loraine James – For You and I

ljforyou

For You and I

Stephen Mallinder – Um Dada

Um Dada

Cosey Fanni Tutti – Tutti

Tutti

Lingua Ignota – Caligula

licaligula

Do You Doubt Me Traitor

Scorn – Cafe Mor

Talk Whiff (featuring Jason Williamson)

Clipping. – There Existed an Addiction to Blood

Nothing Is Safe

Fat White Family – Serfs Up!

serfsup

Feet

The Murder Capital – When I Have Fears

themurderc

More Is Less

Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel

dogrel

Big

Girl Band – The Talkies

girlband

Shoulderblades

Pop. 1280 – Way Station

pop1280

Boom Operator

Inter Arma – Sulphur English

interarma

Howling Lands

Beastwars – IV

beastwarsiv

Omens

Black Mountain – Destroyer

blackmountain

Horns Arising

Big Brave – A Gaze Among Them

big brave

Body Individual

Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains

purple

Maybe I’m the Only One For Me

The Verlaines ‎– Dunedin Spleen

verlaines

None of These Chords

The Verlaines Bandcamp.

 

 

2nd Half-Year Album Review

Digital vinyls, part 2. Very predictable choices. Almost all I’ve heard of new stuff during the second half of ’19.

Dälek – Respect To The Authors 12″

dalek

Respect to Dälek.

Respect To The Authors

Defiant

Seek Harbor

Carter Tutti Void – Triumvirate

 

ctv

T 3.2

T 3.1

T 3.4

Pere Ubu – The Long Goodbye

pubu

Synth heavy prog / art-rock road section. Unexpected curve.

The Road Ahead

What I Heard On The Pop Radio

Mark Lanegan Band – Somebody’s Knocking

mlanegan

Some folks got to see The Membranes thanks to Mark Lanegan Band. I got to hear Mark Lanegan’s current music because of The Membranes. In a way I had closed the chapter of my interest with the demise of Screaming Trees and didn’t follow Lanegan’s solo career. What a twist! Soul disco remake/remodel approach for sordid melodrama mood. It made me check “Gargoyole” (2017) too. It even made me think of mid ’80s New Order.

Playing Nero

Gazing From The Shore

Two Bells Ringing At Once

Richard Dawson – 2020

rdawson

Jogging with Richard Dawson continues. Newcastle chronicle.

The Queen’s Head

Two Halves

Dead Dog In An Alleyway

Tropical Fuck Storm – Braindrops

tfs

“We use lots of techno gear to make rock and roll because rock and roll gear is boring, and all sounds like Led Zeppelin”. Well, it doesn’t have to sound like Page, I agree, but it wouldn’t hurt my ears if it sounded like Bonham, non filtered and directly into lower plexus. TFS drummer is great. Songwriting is excellent again.

Braindrops

Maria 63

Black Midi – Schlagenheim

blackmidi

The young shall inherit the Earth.

Speedway

Reggae

Western

The Messthetics – Anthropocosmic Nest

themess

Scrawler

Drop Foot

Better Wings

Russian Circles – Blood Year

rcircles

Quartered

Milano

Arluck

Blood Incantation – Hidden History Of The Human Race

blood incantation

Hallelujah! A well recorded death metal album. And mastered too. Finally. Not that I’ve heard many of them in recent times. So be it.

Awakening

Full Of Hell ‎– Weeping Choir

full of hell

Burning Myrrh

Haunted Arches

Rainbow Coil

Armory Of Obsidian Glass

Uzeda – Quocumque jeceris stabit

“This album is dedicated to those who struggle to conserve the right to be themselves”. Half an hour of pure electricity. The finest kraft. Almost like an example of perfect pairing – the band and their esteemed recording engineer became one mind.  I used to be bored by Uzeda records.

The Preacher’s Tale

Blind

Soap

Pile – Green And Gray

pile

A Labyrinth With No Center

A Bug On Its Back

The Monochrome Set – Fabula Mendax

mset

Demons, begone! Angels too. The unbearable lightness of being according to elderly post-punk gentleman Ganesh Seshadri – Bid. What could a fan do but count in case of The Monochrome Set: six album since reactivation, most of them (five that I’ve heard) remarkable in pop-rock context. Namaste.

Summer Of The Demon

I Can’t Sleep

La chanson de la pucelle

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Colorado

ny

Septuagenarian hard rock. Ride off into the sunset.

Shut It Down

Help Me Lose My Mind

Green Is Blue

Swans – Leaving Meaning

swans

Meaning leaving. Leaving.

Sunfucker

My Phantom Limb

Amnesia