A quick review of "isolated incidents" by eternal state machine Show more
First listen through review of the latest release from endless state machine, their EP titled "isolated incidents", released today:
The title track made me sit up and pay more attention from the jump with a bright yet crunchy guitar that leapt from my headphones into my earholes. It kept me my attention throughout.
"Hope" is hope. Very much my vibe. Added to my mega-shuffle playlist so it will come up during my random listening sessions.
"0013" I'm going to need more time to process. Makes me feel stealthy in a good way.
"Mellow" is deceptive, as mellowness often is. This is not the lifeless, energy-drained mellow sound of the soft rock crew. This is a vibrant mellow chock full of potential energy just below the surface.
"To Be Determined" didn't end up going anywhere I expected it to from one of moment to the next, in good ways. As labeled.
Overall, another solid release from endless state machine that I'm happy to have added to my library. They're top notch - if you're not following @tom you should be.
Then go buy their EP:
@rgggn (My favorite physical releases are ones that play with form. I have a two-CD album by the group Negativland that's packaged in an actual printed bible, for example. The Residents once released a free digital album called The River of Crime, and then sold printed cases and blank CDs for the buyer to burn the files to.)
via twitter user @cuppycup (source thread: https://twitter.com/StanLewis_/status/1047643132605714432 )
Blur - Song 2
B-52s - Love Shack
Brian McKnight - Back at One
AC/DC - TNT
Little Texas - God Blessed Texas
Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville
Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
Dropkick Murphys - I'm Shipping Up To Boston
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus https://t.co/u0ztSUTCK1
Yes I spent all evening playing “Easy Lover” on guitar what of it?
I’m a dad, we have our own kind of rock now.
Meet Haiku Salut, the trio forging a progressive future from a traditional past:
My take on BMG's "Muscle Shoals: Small Town Big Sound" released yesterday:
A very listenable album with few standout moments. Mostly makes me want to listen to the original cuts they pay tribute to.
Via my wife some alternate timeline goodness
I am "had to buy albums without knowing a thing about how they sounded, based on intriguing sounding write-ups in magazines" years old.
Miki Berenyi from Lush forms new band, Piroshka, with members of Moose, Elastica and Modern English:
The first three tracks of Billy Joel's "52nd Street" everybody knows.
The next six tracks are each better than the first three.
In the liner notes Paul Simon writes that these are songs that didn't sit quite right, or didn't say precisely what he intended, when they were first recorded. What an incredible feeling it must be to scratch those itches after decades, and how interesting that his corpus is still alive to him, still vibrant.
I am reminded of Peter Gabriel's Scratch My Back records, except those were full-on self-indulgence whereas this feels more inspired, maybe; braver.
No! What will I do without the image and the style that I'm used to?
THIS IS A DISASTER!