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by gloom button
Sat Dec 12, 2009 02:55
Forum: random music talk
Topic: shit you find on youtube by bands you love that is good
Replies: 419
Views: 88023

Re: shit you find on youtube by bands you love that is good

Dirty Three - Some Summers They Drop Like Flys Skip to about a minute in for when they start playing. I know it's long, but give it a chance. It's worth it. More Dirty Three proselytising. Pitchfork have this up at the moment, a video of them doing Sea Above Sky Below with Nick Cave. It's so beauti...
by gloom button
Fri Dec 04, 2009 14:38
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: Richard Youngs
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: Richard Youngs

anyone else share the view that richard youngs is just about the most important british songwriter of the last 15 years... i was listening to a bit of that galbraith/neilson/youngs record this morning, belsayer time. i really like that one, especially that song samain. i've never really known where...
by gloom button
Fri Nov 06, 2009 22:30
Forum: random music talk
Topic: shit you find on youtube by bands you love that is good
Replies: 419
Views: 88023

Re: shit you find on youtube by bands you love that is good

I'd not seen that before, that's absolutely beautiful. The family Hladowski are something else: I love how many things he's doing in this one:

by gloom button
Tue Oct 20, 2009 14:00
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Boring Indie
Replies: 339
Views: 75755

Re: Boring Indie

Oh, i think i've been to Whelan's. If it's the place i'm thinking of, i saw a formulaic (but enjoyable) post-rock band called Connect 4 Orchestra there in about 2001/2002. Then it became an indie club night. It was fun, as i recall. That does sound like Whelan's. I really liked Connect 4 Orchestra,...
by gloom button
Fri Oct 02, 2009 21:37
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: Van Morrison
Replies: 14
Views: 3953

Re: Van Morrison

There's some incredible live Van stuff back up on youtube these days. These three are very special, Domino (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfVWY5Hwa0) from 1977; Street Choir from 1974 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKpV0-gD28Y); and Cyprus Avenue from 1970 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W--EJJ83...
by gloom button
Sun Sep 27, 2009 21:02
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: magnolia electric co.
Replies: 19
Views: 4524

Re: magnolia electric co.

i think this new album is pretty much fantastic... initially, i thought it lacked a little emotion but that's bollox really... just 14 perfectly realised songs adding up to one perfect whole... i have no idea why it is getting bad reviews.... they should maybe have given it a bit more time... david...
by gloom button
Sun Sep 20, 2009 04:40
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: magnolia electric co.
Replies: 19
Views: 4524

Re: magnolia electric co.

That Recording Josephine film is here on Pitchfork, for just a few days, I think, and it's great, a really understated little document of the quietly romantic at work. There's some interesting stuff in there from M Albini on recording, too.
by gloom button
Fri Sep 04, 2009 01:50
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: Van Morrison
Replies: 14
Views: 3953

Re: Van Morrison

Longtime Van obsessive Glen Hansard finally realises dream of recording song that sounds just like mid-period Van Morrison. Weren't people here talking about music styles that are hopeless unrevivable a while ago? Surely Inarticulate Speech of the Heart -style production is as nevermoreish as it get...
by gloom button
Sun Aug 23, 2009 19:06
Forum: random music talk
Topic: shit that totally makes you shiver
Replies: 122
Views: 48740

Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Yeah, Dublin, I think. There were some amazing bands in Dublin in the 90s that were always a bit under the radar (though I was a bit too young then to see many of them, except the Jubilee Allstars a few times) grouped (in my mind anyway) more by a sense of independence than by what kind of music the...
by gloom button
Sun Aug 23, 2009 18:59
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: Bill Callahan and his sweet Smog music
Replies: 58
Views: 14351

Re: Bill Callahan and his sweet Smog music

There's some great people doing these little acoustic concerts for NPR, but his is just stellar. I presume all the songs are from the new lp; but the first two are unbelievable, some of his very best writing, I'd say. Is this what the record sounds like? The arrangements remind me a little of the Ra...
by gloom button
Sun Aug 23, 2009 15:14
Forum: random music talk
Topic: shit that totally makes you shiver
Replies: 122
Views: 48740

Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

There's something absolutely beautiful about how everything fits together in this song (and video). I never got to see them play but I reckon Luggage are one of the great lost bands. The name Luggage appeals to my sense of ..something, too.

by gloom button
Sat Aug 22, 2009 23:25
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread
Replies: 40
Views: 8145

Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

This is pretty interesting, more than interesting, actually: somewhere being interesting and great maybe, even if you just like home recording and not Lou Barlow.

http://vimeo.com/6133479
by gloom button
Thu Aug 20, 2009 19:06
Forum: anorak boffins
Topic: Triangles, parallelograms and Shimura curves: Maths!
Replies: 50
Views: 25990

Re: Triangles, parallelograms and Shimura curves: Maths!

Heh. It's a fascinating topic, isn't it? I once did a module on analytic number theory, about the Riemann zeta function and stuff like that. It was really fascinating but I kept wondering how someone would come up with these proofs. As an undergraduate? I don't remember taking anything like that! I...
by gloom button
Thu Aug 20, 2009 17:16
Forum: anorak boffins
Topic: Triangles, parallelograms and Shimura curves: Maths!
Replies: 50
Views: 25990

Re: Triangles, parallelograms and Shimura curves: Maths!

Yeah, it's really just a sellotaped-up bad idea at this stage. It's back to the drawing board to find something a little prettier, I think.

I've (re)learned a lot about number theory and the distribution of primes though, reading around the problem last night. So that's something.
by gloom button
Wed Aug 19, 2009 22:56
Forum: anorak boffins
Topic: Triangles, parallelograms and Shimura curves: Maths!
Replies: 50
Views: 25990

Re: Triangles, parallelograms and Shimura curves: Maths!

Well, quite. I should watch my adverbs. Slightly surprisingly many, maybe. Actually, my terribly clever idea turns out, I think, to be terribly stupid. I was trying to think of things to make the programming part simple, and thought that, instead of dealing with three new numbers on the diagonals at...
by gloom button
Wed Aug 19, 2009 17:27
Forum: anorak boffins
Topic: Triangles, parallelograms and Shimura curves: Maths!
Replies: 50
Views: 25990

Re: Triangles, parallelograms and Shimura curves: Maths!

Oof! This is madness. http://www.numberspiral.com/index.html Hey, that's dead exciting. Thanks for posting that! It is fascinating to see how certain 'curves' appear to contain more primes than others, although I'm sure this will be equalled out if you make the spiral bigger. My brother and me are ...
by gloom button
Tue Aug 04, 2009 20:51
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: magnolia electric co.
Replies: 19
Views: 4524

Re: magnolia electric co.

I think there's very few people who could write a song as subtle and ambitious and perfectly realised as Whip-poor-will . I'd put it as a high point of Molina's songwriting along with Farewell Transmission . The way he sings it so simple and unadorned is like open-heart surgery. The ambition of the ...
by gloom button
Fri Jul 31, 2009 16:12
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: the mountain goats' own thread
Replies: 110
Views: 35365

Re: the mountain goats' own thread

There's a song from the new record on their website here and it's only fucking deadly. That wee guitar idea in the verses reminds me a bit of the sort of thing lou reed does on new york , that lovely washed-out sound and a figure that's almost like a gentle drum fill. I like the song names on the ne...
by gloom button
Tue Jul 28, 2009 17:37
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: trembling bells
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Re: trembling bells

i was just about to write you an email, mr m chorus. i haven't even got this album yet (there's been a bit of a magnolia interlude). i'm going to today though.
by gloom button
Sun Jul 12, 2009 17:35
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Tullycraft
Replies: 155
Views: 39839

Re: Tullycraft

Thanks, that's lovely of yis to say. There were a bunch of semi-written songs that I've vaguely ditched in favour of writing things that are a bit more pavementish. Although the last thing we did together was a drunken attempt to sing debaser to the tune of a belle and sebastian song.