Post by Vismund Cygnus on Aug 1, 2009 21:04:50 GMT -5
“Free association (Psychodynamic theory) is a technique used in psychoanalysis, first developed by Sigmund Freud. In free association, psychoanalytic patients are invited to relate whatever comes into their minds during the analytic session, and not to censor their thoughts.” -Wikishizia
Here is the game-
You simply list your favorite albums/artists in whatever order and then *without thinking about it* type whatever comes to mind that will either:
A. Describe your favorite Artists/Albums to those who may have been curious about said Artists/Albums. B. Make someone else want to check out the music in general / help me (and hopefully others) find more music to obsess about. C. Music Love Masturbatory LOL Orgy D. Or just do what I do below and just do a ridiculous mixture of everything.
Basically, use this to discover something new about the music you love that you may not have already known (I did), and maybe other people will find out something new (in a quick way) that is worth having a solid music discussion about.
I’ll go first:
Air: 'Premiers Symptomes'- This EP is the perfect introduction to crisp and delicious chill-tronica (making up words is encouraged). This album is what I listen to whenever I need my mind to relax, focus, or feel free. It’s a grooved out lounge space party that is relaxing and still entertaining…but the best way to describe it is: REFRESHING.
Animal Collective: ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’- Self indulgent mess that should never be cleaned up, psychedelic Pop at its best. There is something new and special in this fresh/trippin/new age/crazy sound effect/soul searching shock music that I’m sure will stretch into the future and only get better…and it makes me want to go to Burning Man.
The Avalanches: 'Since I Left You'- Anyone who truly loves music needs to experience this, it's unexplainable! This album is a flowing and evolving (and seemingly innocent DJ party set) that is made from thousand of music bits/ TV bits/ Sound bits / everything! It is ALL samples that come together seamlessly. The end result is an interconnected whirlwind of entertaining music that is as psychedelicly relaxing as it is upliftingly danceable.
Bjork: All, but if I had to pick a good place to start it would be ‘Homogenic’- This is an electronic masterpiece, I want to visit the planet she is from so bad! This is an acquired taste but easily some of the best pop music ever made. Just watch the music videos!
Brian Eno: I: Instrumental- This is a collection of his most ambient, most spaced out and perfect soundscapes ever recorded. Some of the best in this collection can be found on the album ‘Ambient 2’, Eno feels really good after work, during work, and all of the time in between.
Boards of Canada: Everything, but especially 'Music Has the Right to Children'- Alright I'll cut the bull nuts and come out with it…I loved this album, and then I tripped to it and became obsessed. 'Music Has the Right to Children' captures an indescribable place that you must experience to believe. It was made before 2000 but still sounds like the future...it is a band playing electronic music that helps your brain prepare for the next step of human evolution. Just let it sink in maaaaaaaan.
Can: Again, everything...but especially 'Ege Bamyasi'- My favorite is 'Tago Mago', but Ege is the perfect place to start. These guys tap into something so brilliant that (most) everyone musically interesting for the last almost 40 some years have been trying to rip off. This album was made in 1972, but it's one of those vinyls that sound like it could have been ripped from any year (or dimension for that matter). This sounds like a band playing mostly non-digital music in an oddly digital and psychedelic way. If you like Radiohead or The Mars Volta you MUST spend some serious time with this album!
Discovery: ‘LP’- What the quack is this and why do I love it? I don’t know, but if you ever had full blown guilty pleasure summer bangers in your life and feel the need to fill that void this summer of ‘09 than check this out immediately it is a gimmicky/gay/ glitchy / catchy/ electronic/ pop sensation *now with auto-tune!
El-P: ‘I’ll Sleep When Your Dead’- Personally, this is my favorite Hip-Hop/Rap/Whatever ever, it’s just brilliant. The Mars Volta AND Trent Reznor AND Cat Power are on this for Christ Sakes! Some would say this is a great album for those who do not like the genre, I say that’s true, but it’s also just great in general.
The Flaming Lips: 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots'- This is yet another obvious one, but to the two people who has not checked this out- you really should its great! The album starts fun and addicting, and then slowly descends into its own world. It's a great introduction to this band, which is why one reason why I chose this album over their others. The other reason I chose this over other Lips records is because of the perfect 5.1 surround sound DVD of this album they created a few years back. If you own a 5.1 system seriously do whatever you can to get this album in the 5.1 format it is the best thing ever!
Fleet Foxes: 'Fleet Foxes'- These guys make me think of the following things in the best of ways: Beards, Harmonization, Bro-love/hugs, Soul Cleanse, Deep Woods, Dad Rock, Weed, The Beach Boys, Best Voice EVER, Perfection, I'm Getting Old, Mountains, Flannel, Camp Fires...you just have to hear this and let your mind decide and just trust me that it's honestly extremely worth the trip! Many people talk about how these guys sound like My Morning Jacket and they are right and wrong, Fleet Foxes is completely essential in it's own and separate way.
Herbie Hancock: ‘Head Hunters’- WOW this is the perfect funky stoner masterpiece, it’s a colorful mess of grooves and overall unexplainable awesomeness…put this vinyl on and you will feel immediately cool
Interpol: ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’- What a filthy dirty love affair this was in College, this album has been haunting my life in the best way ever since. If you had the luxury of being a child in the 80’s while creepy amazing music like Genesis’s ‘In the Air Tonight’ and that frightening ‘West End Girls’ song was getting a lot of radio play you should check this album out. That is assuming that you want to re-live that weird ‘adult hood is scary’ feeling those previously mentioned songs supplied to us kids in the cold dark 80’s. *be careful this experiment can up root deep-seeded issues lol*
Joanna Newsom: ‘Ys’- Sounds like Disney’s newest cartoon musical staring one magical female elf who weaves a tale of fantasy and humanity…on acid. This is truly a record that must be heard to believe.
John Frusciante: Just seriously check this guy out if you haven't and I guess if I had to pick a starter album it would have to be 'Shadows Collide With People'- It's hard to pick an album because they are all really great in their own way it would be hard to tell which album you may like the most, but Shadows might be the easiest to get into. His newest album 'The Empryean' is his best produced and most cohesive so it could also be the best start, but it is also his most daring because it's basically a rock opera (Jesus Christ Superstar at points for sure). He just makes very honest and heart felt MUSIC, I guess it's rock but usually it can be best described as a man revealing his soul. I can't believe I just typed that and it sounds but that's the point!
Lovage: ‘Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady by’- smurfing sexy, and hilarious. Trip Hop at its absolute best and most fun. Every song is a mini porno that is as hilarious as it is HOTT. Mike Patton plays MAN to Jennifer Charles’s WOMAN and they just make you feel so raunchy…it’s almost weird to listen to around other people.
M.I.A.: Kala- Listening to this album is like taking a tip around the world, in a time machine, on a rainbow. It’s a masterpiece disguised as a guilty pleasure. It’s a unique roller coast ride where the good music makes the bad music sound good until you realize that ‘off’ sound is exactly what feels right in this Post Modern Pop Masterpiece.
The Mars Volta: My free association of everything they have ever done: *screamed in the most dramatically deep and powerful voice, obviously from a mountain top, during the most raging storm, and for some reason I have a sword and really long hair that is violently whipping about in the tornado like wind* “quacking AWESOME!”
Mastodon: ‘Crack The Skye’- I still have no idea what I truly think of “Metal”, but this album makes me want to say “Rules” again…like “this album RULES”! It’s more Prog- Metal fantasy tour than anything else, what a thrill ride!
Miles Davis: Obviously everything, and even more obviously the tripping ‘round ’70’s era but especially ‘On The Corner’ and ‘Get Up With It’- Corner will shake up your soul and make you feel human again after any thing in your life creates tension/stress/anxiety/lameness, just put this album on really loud and let the chaos take over and shake out the tensions. These albums are more medication then anything else. This is the sound I want to hear, if you want to groove and let go, Miles will help.
Morcheeba: ‘Who Can You Trust’- This sounds like the coolest after party in the sexiest, suavest, most velvety lounge. Its 70’s Lounge Music revival in the year 3000 and someone just handed out a new NO NO WORD!!! that will most likely bring forth the end of human civilization via motivational-less chilled out people. Nice.
My Morning Jacket: All, a good starter is ‘It Still Moves’- I…quacking...love…reverb.
Neko Case: All, easy start is ‘Middle Cyclone’- Her voice makes love with my brain and then cuddles it to sleep, I’m crying but it’s cool, it’s not in the weird way…
Nine Inch Nails: ‘The Downward Spiral’- ound this in 8th grade and it taught me music creates goose bumps when great. It also taught me what being a Man was all about in a weird way. It’s raw, scary, emotional, revealing, scary, gay, over the top, embarrassing, and thrilling, it made me a sucker for sounds.
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (solo): smurfing Everything- God I hope he keeps pissing everyone off and publicly masturbating like this because I can’t get enough, I hope he never stops searching for whatever sounds he is tortured by…it creates madness caught on tape.
Panda Bear: ‘Person Pitch’- Another masterpiece created from samples of other music put together in a beautiful way, it sounds like the best summer ever…oh and it also sounds like the inside of The Beach Boy’s Soul.
Passion Pit: ‘Manners’- This and Discovery are my newest guilty pleasure obsessions. I can’t explain why I like it, the album is so smurfing cheesy but I can’t get enough. This music is what happens when you need more new music/sounds (well that and starting threads like this).
Phish: Live- They took me to meet God once, and taught me how to dance….they are tragically miss-understood and that’s fine. I was just called to this, over the course of at least 10 years, and I can never go back. If you are truly obsessed with music in the same psycho way that I am where you need to find new music to become obsessed with (and love the rush of a pure musical experience) then open yourself these amazing musicians. Its tension/release and experimental music channeling at its best- experiencing music being created out of a perfect moment is life changing.
Pixies: ‘Doolittle’- This is the coolest 90’s sounding 90’s album, and it’s still so wonderfully fresh. It could have been released today and people would still love it. It sounds like Pop music through the mind of a raving lunatic, it’s best to picture the classic looking Frank Blank going all crazy while listening to this album…that guy is amazing!
Radiohead: Everyone who will loves them already does so I’ll do ‘Kid-A’- Open Letter to ‘Kid-A’ (if it was a person) - “You crrrrrrazy mother Quacker, look what you did!”
Rory Gallagher: ‘Irish Tour ‘74’- Everyone NEEDS to head this! It may be the best live album by anyone ever, look up the story behind this guys it’s really interesting! This is my favorite Blues Rock (or whatever it is) of all time, the solo’s are perfect! If you have ever loved guitar, you will love this.
Saul Williams: Everything, but I’ll pick ‘Amethyst Rock Star’- Absolutely Stunning! This is Spoken Word that happens to be flowing over great music, and the message is goose bump inducing. This is the only thing I’ve heard like this that is not embarrassing, this man actually speaks truth…I highly recommend giving it a concentrated listen and try to follow the roller coaster of words, he’s like a combination Gil Scott Heron and Nine Inch Nails and Awesome (the word, not the band…I’m assuming there is a band named Awesome).
Talking Heads: ‘Fear of Music’- Melodic rantings of a mad man, always entertaining and spooky.
Tori Amos: ‘Boys for Pele’- Made me realize that Women make great smurfing music, this album cuts to the bone. It’s a cryptic puzzle of free association lyrics (seemingly) hidden within a mystical hedge maze…in autumn...maybe that one from The Shining. The piano sounds like it is directly plugged into her soul; it’s inspiring to feel someone translate their life musically in such a pure way.
Tortoise: ‘Standards’- This is ‘in between the lines’ music, it’s like groovy surrealism…very much like ‘On the Corner’ and ‘Music Has the Right To Children.’ Many people hardly consider this music; it’s hard to hear the beauty without ‘drifting between the lines’ with it.
Ween: ‘Chocolate and Cheese’- These guys are as frittated as I am in this thread, it’s just phenomenal. The first time I head them (Pushin’ the Daisies) when I was a kid I was completely blown away by how horrible it was, I literally showed everyone I knew for over 5 years what I proclaimed to be “The worst song ever”. Then one day I heard this album and ‘got it.’ You can’t hear just one song, Ween does every sound ever in their own weird and endlessly entertaining (and sometimes horrible) way.
Yeasayer: ‘All Hour Cymbals’- This is another New Age Future Desert Trippin’ band, and there is nothing like it! The guys voice is crazy, the album has as many catchy/cool points as it has experimental/psychedelic points. It’s really exciting that (despite popular belief) that there is plenty great music still being created today. There is just so much terrible music being made it’s hard to find!
Yes: ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’- This probably helped give Prog rock a bad name, but if your sick of hearing bands hold back crazy ideas check out Yes! This is a 70’s Prog mind blow!
Zechs Marquise: ‘Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare’- I honestly love this album, it’s like a movie. It's an all instrumental cinematic adventure that is very eerie and entertaining. The sound effects on the first song sound like the music is trying to drag you under the water, and once it does there is no going back.
**The point of this thread is to cut loose and have no inhibitions while discussing the music you truly love; this is bound to be entertaining and don’t forget that you are encouraged to sound ridiculous:
Music fuels us as we continue to conquer the battlefields of boredom and artistic freedom.
If it moves you, go with it. To waste that moment is a tragedy-The Pondo Army Movement
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