me: hm maybe I'll do that thing @dirt sugged where I don't listen to music by men for the month of april
me, immediately upon waking up on april first:
in the spirit of listening to more music by women, I am going to recommend sofia kourtesis' self-titled EP, which is some fantastic house music and has become a staple of my work music rotation: https://open.spotify.com/album/6xgwDjQ5Z1oXMVQIoRMnqY?si=j1Q9J4H0T2mxdLuYWDFnXg
another album reccommendation for another day of listening to no music by men: "After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house" by Nivhek, aka Grouper, aka Liz Harris. (I'll probably also recommend a grouper album at some point this month t b h). this is a truly incredible ambient album. if you have any fondness for brian eno or aphex twin, or if you like, have ears, you owe it to yourself to listen to this.
day 3! we listened to this one last night duing the Baba Is Jazz section of the stream, it's Alice Coltrane's Journey in Satchidananda! Alice Coltrane is just extremely good, this album rules, it's got pharoah sanders on it, who is also extremely good. https://open.spotify.com/album/6zV55F6W8kh1qe8LHhqRbz?si=24FhihuPQN6I8RiFgCnkHA
day! 4! i'm sick of this chill shit let's scream really loud!! sleater-kinney is one of my favorite bands and one beat is maybe my favorite album by them!! listen to it!! https://open.spotify.com/album/0AfiIT0sVxjuH3hzjluSTp?si=AQ6tHUgRT8aCI6X7102DOg
day 5! today i'm gonna recommend laura stevenson's fantastic latest album, The Big Freeze: https://open.spotify.com/album/6RCWY9YDPjHBFJ6JvZnFmg?si=Y7NTH2sqRv6anYKLHSe2wQ!
laura stevenson is great! I first heard her because she opened for jeff rosenstock at a show i went to and i immediately fell in love. if you won't listen to me, at the very least listen to jeff:
day 6! today's recommendation is "lush" by snail mail: https://open.spotify.com/album/2e48GqjEwCi87gQJanb1bf?si=HKi3HaV2SMKMmUtawFsWVA
honestly, i like this whole album, but "pristine" is the kind of song that's so good you could just stop writing songs after making it.
day 7! i almost forgot to do one today. you should listen to room 25 by noname! i challenge you to find chiller, funkier raps on god's green earth. it can't be done!
as one might have guessed by the fact that i was posting about cloudbusting earlier (cloudbustposting?), day 8's recommendation is HOUNDS OF LOVE by KATE BUSH!!
i am probably preaching extremely to the choir here but kate bush rules and hounds of love rules and i have listened to basically nothing but cloudbusting on repeat today
i forgot to do one of these yesterday so here's two!
#1: QUALM by HELENA HAUFF: https://open.spotify.com/album/2hYmcjIinZoVCog5sP4k0H?si=UuEHYhteSqSRYWMnfQLP6Q
since i was asking for house+techno by women earlier, i figured i'd contribute some excellent noisy, lo-fi, loud techno.
#2: SOFT SOUNDS FROM ANOTHER PLANET by JAPANESE BREAKFAST: https://open.spotify.com/album/6AOaqWipm2Zk0oBp0uUey2?si=oWo1HKILSnSv_NOsVZjPCg
i got to see japanese breakfast in january and it was absolutely fantastic. really, really great indie pop in a variety of different styles.
DAY 11! today's album recommendation is DUST by LAUREL HALO: https://open.spotify.com/album/1hLcoVrolf5uh2coXHf01M?si=w7t1gII6SJabZnouPQrofw
this album is weird as hell. it sounds like if someone made cubist deep house. i absolutely love it.
day 12! today's recommend is ROSE GOLD by KITTY: https://open.spotify.com/album/3jLrBV8THk01u5onUGx2hr?si=BbyOF54dRoOrfWJ_XnKu1Q
this album just came out a few days ago and reminded me of kitty, who is great and i had completely forgotten about! which is a shame!
day 14! it's been really warm out today, so i'm going to recommend one of my favorite summer bands, 7 by BEACH HOUSE: https://open.spotify.com/album/4qftBBO7pnYlek3mRENIvM?si=vtymgLZeSVON41xfsGQ2Cg
i really, really love beach house and 7 is maybe my favorite album by them. lush, gorgeous, engrossing dream pop. give them a listen.
day 15!!! halfway there babey!! today's recommendation is SILVER HAZE by AYE NAKO: https://open.spotify.com/album/0JOi9B1YXxIg5DcU5YbK5v?si=sYxFQbS7SrCojBErI-v10A
this album completely whips ass and is very loud and queer as hell and it rules. if you, like, me love superchunk and dinosaur jr and other such loud guitar noise, listen to this it will make your ears happy and your day better.
day! 16! here's my favorite new discovery i've made doing this exercise: KELLY LEE OWENS SELF-TITLED LP: https://open.spotify.com/album/3Zx14dyUjtZcEas89nZZfn?si=RgZeS598QVSgqvhXOqkCYQ
fantastic ambient house/techno. gorgeous lush soundscapes and highly danceable rhythms. strong recommend.
ah fuck! day 18! i forgot to do one last night! (sort of a lie i thought about it but was too tired) so here's two! it's a double crutchfield special with INTROVERTED ROMANCE IN OUR TROUBLED MINDS by P.S. ELIOT: https://open.spotify.com/album/3jDGuEfz73aaZ3y6Wth28J?si=3J-MZkSbSo-PDAEiTGE-AQ
and AMERICAN WEEKEND by WAXAHATCHEE: https://open.spotify.com/album/15TcsGgKqhrrAaGCarVdwV?si=asYL7akjT0C-wGzkfV3fZw
p.s. eliot is a band featuring allison and katie crutchfield; katie would later go on to record under the name waxahatchee and allison started the band swearin'. it's all very good stuff.
@prophet_goddess oh fuck this is really good already
@prophet_goddess god DAMN this is good.
@dankwraith i fuckin know right!! i cannot believe everyone is not hollering from the rooftops at all times about how great this album is!!
@prophet_goddess i got to the part with the thumb piano and lost my shit