Friday, November 29, 2019

The Dolphin Brothers - Catch the Fall (1987)

Japan - Adolescent Sex (1978)
Rain Tree Crow - Rain Tree Crow (1991)

Artful new wave/"sophistipop" (I refuse to use that word without mentioning my contempt for it) from Richard Barbieri and Steve Jansen of Japan. Honestly, Jansen, who handles vocals, kinda sounds like he's straight-up doing a David Sylvian impression.

Track listing:
1. Catch the Fall
2. Shining
3. Second Sight
4. Love That You Need
5. Real Life, Real Answers
6. Host to the Holy
7. My Winter
8. Pushing the River

Falling down without a sound

You might also like:
Gary Numan -
Dance (1981)
The Wild Swans -
Bringing Home the Ashes (1988)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

No Trend - A Dozen Dead Roses (1985)

Probably my favorite No Trend record. A confrontational mess of a breakup record, encompassing post-punk, warped funk, no wave, garage punk, and goth-rock, with Lydia Lunch providing backing vocals, plus some skronking free-jazz sax to round it all out.

Edit: I accidentally deleted someone’s comment instead of approving it. It just said “Thank you” I think. Sorry if that was yours.

Track listing:
1. Karma Nights
2. Your Love
3. Tear You Apart
4. Never Again
5. All of Nothing
6. Good Day Mrs. Hamm
7. For the Fun of It All
8. The Curse
9. Heartache
10. Who's to Say

Your love takes the shape of a puddle on the floor

You should also hear:
Alice Donut -
The Untidy Suicides of Your
Degenerate Children
Cows -
Sexy Pee Story (1993)

Monday, November 25, 2019

The Orchids - Unholy Soul (1991)

Jangly Scottish indie rock with allusions to 60s psych pop. Unlike the album art led me to believe when this CD arrived at a record store I worked at a few years back, this is not an obscure goth-rock album, so don't prepare yourself for anything overtly dark.

Track listing:
1. Me and the Black and White Dream
2. Women, Priests, and Addicts
3. Bringing You the Love
4. Frank De Salvo
5. Long Drawn Sunday Night
6. Peaches
7. Dirty Clothing
8. Untitled
9. Moon Lullaby
10. Coloured Stone
11. The Sadness of Sex (Pt. 1) / Waiting for the Storm
12. You Know I'm Fine

Picture this
A thousand people
With no eyes
Staring at you

Also listen to:
The Magnetic Fields -
The Wayward Bus (1992)
Rollerskate Skinny -
Shoulder Voices (1993)

Friday, November 22, 2019

Nobukazu Takemura - Child's View (1994)

HELLO, MY MILLIONS OF FANS, I AM BACK. I'd like to tell you that there's been some kind of major event, good or bad, that has prevented me from posting for the past month-plus, but the truth is, I've just been busy, my head's been elsewhere, and I haven't really been nerding out on music too much. And I can't really say whether I'll be posting on here again tomorrow or in another month or so, we'll see. But I can say with certainty that it feels good to strap some headphones on and zone the fuck out, and for whatever reason, this is the first album that I thought to put on. Downtempo electronic tunes -- with elements of exotica/lounge, jazz, fusion, R&B, and hip hop -- from Japan. Enjoy.

Also, I see all of your re-up requests. There are too many for me to tackle right now. Soon, hopefully.

Track listing:
1. Phases of the Moon
2. For Tomorrow (Childlike Mix)
3. Ivory Tower
4. Searching
5. Another Root (Menelik's Rap Mix)
6. Rill
7. Crescent (Monika's Universe Mix)
8. The Future with Hope (Sample and Hold Mix)
9. Time and Space
10. Pastral Waltz
11. Ill at Ease
12. Let My Fish Loose
13. Science Fiction (Menelik's Rap Edit Mix)
14. One Blue Moment (No Talk Remix)
15. Serene
16. The Lake of the Winter

A sign

You'd probably also like:
Red Snapper -
Making Bones (1998)
Nujabes -
Metaphorical Music (2003)