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TockTockTock 02-27-2012 10:59 PM

Fast 'n' Bulbous: The Avant-garde/Experimental Album Club
Alright... we're going to try this again... for the third time.

The Process
  1. Each session will last month.
  2. The first week will be entirely for nominating albums.
  3. The second week will be for voting.
  4. The third week will be for listening to the album.
  5. The fourth week will be for discussion of said album, as well as the next round for nominations.

Remember... you cannot vote for your own album, and the album you nominate must be that of the experimental or avant-garde variety. For now, the process of this album club will remain unchanged unless we get quite a few active participants. If this is to happen, then I will shorten it to two weeks, but for now... it's a month.

Please, if you are hesitant in joining only because you have limited knowledge in this area of music, then join anyways. This is a great way to expand your taste in music, and it's what helped me get into more experimental music.

Start nominating!

Albums Reviewed and Listened to:

>Mountain by Anni Hogan

Farfisa 02-28-2012 02:07 AM

I'm up for this, I'll edit my post with nominations in the morning.

Frownland 02-28-2012 07:58 AM

I'd like to recommend The Topography of the Lungs by Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, and Han Bennink. It's one of my favourites from all those involved.

TockTockTock 03-01-2012 12:18 PM

Nominations end Monday.

Here's my nomination: "La Legende d'Eer" (1977) by Iannis Xenakis. It's 45 minute piece that stands as one of his more innovative/complex electronic works. It makes an extensive use of high pitches and noise. Very interesting work.

Sneer 03-01-2012 08:18 PM

I'll chuck in Sand - Golem. A progressive-psych album produced by Klaus Schulze in 1972. Being from Germany, the band are bracketed with the Krautrock movement, though they're certainly one of the more obscure names associated with it.

Farfisa 03-02-2012 07:43 PM

I'll nominate Harpy's "Do Not Eat". It's a strange, jazzy, proggy, spazzy, no-wavey band from Japan. Not really noisy, just strange, and fun.

bob. 03-03-2012 12:26 PM

what the hell :)

i'll nominate
Anni Hogan - Mountain

from the labels press release
"Mountain' is an artistic collaboration between musicians Anni Hogan, Robert Strachan and Itchy Ear, film maker Bob Wass and mountaineer Cathy O'Dowd. Hogan and Itchy Ear originally worked on a series of piano pieces inspired by Rene Daumal's 'Mount Analogue' and the superior wisdom of mountains, using O'Dowds Himalayan conquests for particular authentic inspiration. Robert and Anni used these pieces and the Himalayan peaks as a template for painting a soundwave soundscape around the piano compositions."

Phantom Limb 03-03-2012 01:43 PM

Oneohtrix Point Never- Replica

This is my nomination. I don't listen to a whole lot of experimental/avant-garde music but I really like this album.

Here's what wikipedia say about this guy:

Lopatin's music is composed and performed primarily on vintage synthesizers, and has been described as drone or ambient music, gentle eddies of sound, and like a cracked mirror refracting the sounds of the past.

Paedantic Basterd 04-05-2012 11:03 PM

I'll nominate Gang Gang Dance's Saint Dymphna for the next club, an eclectic experimental/neo-psychedelia album from 2008 and what I think is the band's best so far.

VanDerGraaf 04-23-2012 10:45 PM

in tribute to the thread title, Captain Beefheart, but "Grows Fins vol.III" instead of trout mask replica

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