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Postby The Emperor's Son » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:30 pm

feel like i'll never be as cool as biscuit town and everyone knows it's probably not that cool to actually be but still you wish you could project that image of cool
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Postby grace cathedral park » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:40 pm

i like king krule
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Postby Grumby » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:30 pm

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guitar stanza at the end of this is so beautiful. lodged in my head atm. da-na-na-na-na dada naeee
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Postby Eugenics » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:46 pm

i've listened to the album like 5 times in the past couple days. really really digging the whole damn affair and the sequencing and ambiance melt all the rock, r&b, jazz, ambient and electronics together like its from some kinda drug mist atmosphere slime planet
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Postby Grumby » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:44 pm

great article

https://www.spin.com/featured/king-krul ... interview/

Tell me about all the horns you have on this record.

This guy sent me a video of himself playing a saxophone under this bridge in East London. That night I was playing a show, and at the end of the show we were gonna have a jam. I told this guy that day to come down to the show, and that’s where I met Ignacio. He’s from Argentina. He was living in London at the time, and he came down and brought his baritone saxophone. That night we got together. We spent a lot of time together afterwards, and I invited him down to come play on some of the work that I was doing.

That was only a year ago that I met him. Now we’re like really best friends, in a way. I found my relationship with him really opened up my record because for years and years all of my friends and myself were just listening to quite a lot of electronic and hip-hop and house and garage and UK garage and two step. I was spending so much time on the computer and producing on my MPC rather than just playing. But he was a breath of fresh air, because we could sit down and I could just play guitar for hours and he could make it sound really good.
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Postby ripersnifle » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:34 pm

the Dirty Beaches shoutout/reference makes total sense.
i feel like that project was very influential, and we'll only continue to hear about it being formative for different artists like this.
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Postby The Fool on the Hill » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:31 am

Sure the album has a cool atmosphere, but it's missing memorable melodies and hooks. I don't know, it sort of washes over you but nothing really sticks.
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Postby Eugenics » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:06 am

oh, i found the czech one/dum surfer 7" for 5 bucks yesterday. stoked! i looked online and there are copies for just as cheap (minus shipping) from the official label sites as well - if anyone's interested!
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Postby Grumby » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:28 pm

man i love when an album just rattles ur world a little bit.

(also i think there's a lot of melodic stuff, it's just very obscured by the general dourness. he's kind of half rapper/half singer on this thing. the lyrics are really good!)
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Postby internethandle » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:01 am

9.0 from p4k. good for him.
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Postby The Emperor's Son » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:20 pm

yeah, i was definitely teetering between the "nice ambience but not enough tunes stick" and "i think about this a lot actually" and well, it's a pretty special bag of alien sound.

i want to make the comparison to blond from last year but i think it stops at atmosphere and that channel into a singular brainwave -- the songwriting is just slightly more immediate on blond and the celebrity around it set a very different expectation for the draw to really work
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Postby G_S » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:52 pm

thanks for posting that spin interview. love the part when he's talking about bingeing It's Always Sunny and he says
...I was like sleeping in the middle of the day and waking up to [hums theme song] rain on my window, dark, blinds down, Danny DeVito fucking lubed up, getting knackered out.
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Postby dogshower » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:12 pm

this sound and vibe reminds me so much of hail to the thief, like a more woozy drunk version. its the guitar and drum lock step with the synths buzzing right below all the time. so good.
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Postby loaf angel » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:48 pm

yo I really love this. but I can be sold on atmosphere
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Postby hyperbole man » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:57 pm

really wish his philly show hadn't sold out
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Postby Grumby » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:41 pm

loaf angel wrote:yo I really love this. but I can be sold on atmosphere


i think there's a lot more than just atmosphere to it, there's a real emotional richness hidden deep beneath all of the murk. they're not pretty emotions or anything, more like dwelling in your own pile of personal morose conflict. the beats and punkier moments half-way through the record give it a needed dose of energy. idk all of it resonates with me a lot and it is my favorite album of the year unless something better comes along

also yeah the title track stood out to me as sounding a little radiohead-y
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Postby beefbroth inthe shitpipes » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:47 am

This thing is good. Jesus
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Postby The Good Jugdish » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:20 am

pretty weird album!
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Postby emiko » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:38 pm

I cant stop thinking about how it's 7 years later and I just realized this guy has the same name as the guy from Donkey Kong Country.
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Postby easy » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:19 pm

I wanna live in this album
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Postby blurst of times » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:26 pm

i've listened to this several times now and i have mixed feelings about it. i think there are some great individual songs here, but those are surrounded by a lot of meandering. i like the atmosphere (and lyrics), but a lot of songs don't have enough else going on for me. i don't think atmosphere and hooks have to be mutually exclusive; the best moments on here are great at blending both (biscuit town, dum surfer, half man half shark). i think this would be an excellent 10-12 track album, but feels a little strained at close to 20.

i duno, i like this but i wish i liked it as much as everyone else here does
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Postby Grumby » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:36 pm

cadet limbo is still probably my fav. the way it emulates a kinda 2-step/uk garage beat (is it live? or programmed? i can't even tell. probably both) mixed with those beautiful but wacked out chord flourishes. it almost has a bit of j dilla to it, as well. i'm thinking like "welcome 2 detroit" mostly when he was using more live instrumentation
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Postby easy » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:37 pm

yeah cadet limbo is my #1 too
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Postby The Emperor's Son » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:50 pm

blurst of times wrote:i've listened to this several times now and i have mixed feelings about it. i think there are some great individual songs here, but those are surrounded by a lot of meandering. i like the atmosphere (and lyrics), but a lot of songs don't have enough else going on for me. i don't think atmosphere and hooks have to be mutually exclusive; the best moments on here are great at blending both (biscuit town, dum surfer, half man half shark). i think this would be an excellent 10-12 track album, but feels a little strained at close to 20.

i duno, i like this but i wish i liked it as much as everyone else here does

i felt this way too and i'm not ashamed to admit i willed myself into playing it more to like it more because it got a lot things right that i don't hear attempted often even if it falls just a little short on tying it all together
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Postby blurst of times » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:01 pm

yeah that's fair. i def appreciate that he's trying to do something not many others are

maybe i'll change my mind too if i keep listening to it. i think it's true that this is an album you 'live' in rather than expect traditional hooks
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Postby Grumby » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:57 pm

i guess adding to the other post, as someone who's gone back in forth between indie rock and beat/electronic/hip-hop music so much, this album seems tailor made for most of my tastes in highschool up until now. going back and forth between those two worlds.

i read some review of dum surfer where they described it as "burial-meets-the-clash" and thought yeah, that's pretty much it. but who the fuck would ever combine those two things. that is the truly impressive part.
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Postby Grumby » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:05 pm

like an album where there's room for both j dilla-esque off key grooves and post-punk guitar shambles is so very much up my alley it's kinda great that it exists
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Postby dcm » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:09 pm

album makes me want to indulge like all of my vices

mostly dark beer and cigarettes and brooding.
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Postby chowder julius » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:36 am

who here has seen him live? the show here is sold out and i'm wondering how worth it it is to pay the scalper fees on stubhub to see him
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Postby ripersnifle » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:43 am

i think i have to agree re. "cadet limbo"
when the piano comes in, it's just next.level.
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