Sunday, February 3, 2008

Double Slowcore Post


slint, spiderland



codeine, barely real






Spiderland: Steve Albini sez (or rather, said)

"ten fucking stars" ... "Spiderland is a majestic album, sublime and strange, made more brilliant by its simplicity and quiet grace. .... Spiderland is flawless. The dry, unembellished recording is so revealing it sometimes feels like eavesdropping. The crystalline guitar of Brian McMahan and the glassy, fluid guitar of David Pajo seem to hover in space directly past the listener's nose. The incredibly precise-yet-instinctive drumming has the same range and wallop it would in your living room. .... Play this record and kick yourself if you never got to see them live."



Barely Real: rare etchings

Side A - "A piece of string walks into a bar"

Side B - "and orders a beer"



Go here to listen to 'Nosferatu Man' by Slint


Go here to listen to 'Realize' by Codeine

11 comments:

blend77 said...

Wow! To hear Steve Albini talk of anything besides Shellac or Big Black with such aplomb is staggering.

but he is completely right. Spiderland is one of the most untouchably good albums of our time.

Codeine, theyre okay. I like Frigid Starsm but if im gonna go for slowcore i got for Bedhead.

whup! massive Bedhead post coming up...

gabbagabbahey said...

yes, I found that Albini quote on Wikpedia and it seemed rather interesting... "ten fucking stars" is not something you normally read in a review. (although, having produced their previous album, you might think he's hardly impartial)

I quite like that Codeine album/EP/whatever. Never heard anything by them before, so I just bought it becuase of the 'slow-core' sticker and the exclamation marks. It was the store-owner's copy, and he said it never grabbed him (he said that after he'd taken my money)

Look forward to hearing Bedhead, then.

blend77 said...

i will post them this week (bedhead) but the links will go down quick cuz its Touch and Go... sp grab em quick...

I can re-up them for you if you miss them the first time, but i am not going to re-up touch and go albums as a rule.

im sure i'll give you a heads up when it happens. i have three posts lined up now.

Tortoise Live post
my Best of 07 list (hehe a little late)
Bedhead

oh, and Funeral Diner and Spacehorse....

gabbagabbahey said...

cool, I'll watch out for them. Funny, someone was just asking about The For Carnation and I was explaing the T&G problem. At least they're pretty good about giving sample songs as Mp3 on their website (as I included here for Slint).

Spacehorse, eh? Interested to hear them. Ex-Clikatat Ikatowi? I think I mentioned before about the Earthless 10" that was in my local record store, but it seems to have gone now.

weleasewoger72 said...

Codeine are amazing. Slint's Spiderland is the greatest album of all time.

I posted a Spacehorse CD a few months back and it got removed straight away. So If you post Spacehorse your downloaders better be quick. (You know your blog has hit big time when labels remove stuff!)

gabbagabbahey said...

or, you know labels know how to use Google!

I posted the Slint EP quite early on, and that disappeared fairly quickly. But my words live on...
http://hardcorefornerds.blogspot.com/2007/08/slint-glennrhoda-ep.html

weleasewoger72 said...

Dude! Let me believe I've hit big time!

gabbagabbahey said...

sorry! well, I just gave you a plug in my latest post, if that counts...

weleasewoger72 said...

Oh.... Go on then!

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