I know some of us have talked about getting out of musical ruts this year. Pairubu had taken an Asian detour, and posted a thread awhile ago about what surprised us musically last year. Fintan has taken a sabbatical to listen to new stuff. I’m listening to ambient / electronica for a project, way out of my genre of preference / comfort zone. Still trying to figure out how to separate wheat from chaff on that one. Try to check in with Indie blogs when i can, but never really seem to have the time.
Sidebar surfing on youtube is where i seem to find new stuff. Ratio is probably 1:20. But still some neat stuff. Painkiller above is apparently a jazz /grindcore type outfit with saxophonist John Zorn (sounds familiar). Anyway Panther might like it, i kind of do. Stumbled on a clutch of some kind of weird stoner doom metal with names like Alabama Thunderpussy, Stoner Train, Atomic Bitchwax, Stoned Jesus, Belzebong, Purple Overdose, Weedeater…no, don’t bother. But wait – yes ! ! ! Spliff Riff ! ! ! Dedication folks, takes dedication, and your patience will be rewarded.
So, anyone found anything interesting sidebar surfing? Or on the likes of Amazon recommends? Clue us in.