Two tracks into the new Boris album 'Smile'. I approve!
I haven't paid a lot of attention to any of the albums or colabs made after Pink aside from Altar (though the one they did with merzbow is cool) but Smile is good. It's worth sitting through an hour of ridiculously happy and weird bull[censored] just to get to the drone-ish last track and the Japanese edition's bonus track.
Just heard the title track from Judas Priest's upcoming concept album about Nostradamus. I was dubious from the time it was announced, and even moreso after hearing the track... the guitar solos are terrible. The vocals are strong and epic, especially in the chorus, but the lyrics are cheesy - even for the band who brought us Breaking the Law and a 13-minute track about Loch Ness. The bass is non-existent, but that's nothing new in Priest-land. Scott Travis still only has two drumbeats. Overall I'm not impressed, but I'll still buy it to have the complete collection, and, you never know, the rest of the album (a double-CD, by the way) could be awesome. But I doubt it.
Shellac 'Terraform', Godspeed! You Black Emporer 'F♯A♯∞', and Consumer Electronics 'Nobody's Ugly' are now taking up space in my tiny flat along with Black Flag 'Jealous Again' which was a present and at 6 minutes and 41 seconds is a bit of a waste on 12" vinyl...
Hybrid are one of the greatest electronic music groups I have ever heard. Much of their work is amazing, with every piece to a high standard. I own two of their three studio albums, Wide Angle (version with live CD) and I Choose Noise, and am still keeping an eye out for Morning Sci-Fi. If you've never heard of them, I recommend you have a listen to them, you won't be disappointed. Chances are you may have heard one of their songs elsewhere on a promo or as BGM.
There are three things I try to live by:
1) Never tell a bride the day before her wedding day that "there is a problem"
2) Nothing good happens after 2AM - just go to bed.