Mar 04, 2023, 02:56 PM Last Edit: Jun 29, 2023, 01:31 AM by Lisnaholic
Hear a song. Share a song.

Aren't we all motivated to do that? This thread invites you to share your explorations of music by posting a song you have come across recently and writing a line or two of explanation about it. Also, in a two-for-one of old ideas recycled, you are invited to comment on the previous poster's song, so that this thread combines two thread ideas that most of us will be familiar with:
What Are You Listening To Right Now? + Rate The Song Above You.

If the idea of rating the previous guy's song sounds too onerous, feel free to skip that part and just post a song you want to share, but of course, He who rateth not the previous song shalt bear no expectation that his own song be rated.

To start things off, here's a song that I listened to yesterday:-

Just dripping with cool, this is my favourite track from Giant Sand's 2000 album, Chore Of Enchantment.
I wanted to share it for the simple reason that it sounds so good to me: I'd rate it a  9/10  myself, but I'd be interested to hear someone else's comment - and, of course, someone else's song. :)


To get lost is to learn the way.

Temptation of Egg
by Giant Sand

it was odd.
i liked the instrumental parts more than the singing parts.
i will give it 5 points.

Thanks, fire.
Yes, the guy's voice (Howe Gelb) is not to everyone's taste.

How about you? Do you have a song you've been listening to lately?

To get lost is to learn the way.

Ti på taket
by Irene Tillung

listening now to her album from bandcamp.
this is the first track from the album.

That song starts strong, and fits in with the music you put in the "Music To Do Things To" thread too. I like how some unexpected sounds turn up half-way through. 7/10

I don't know much about Dengue Fever the band, though I have had dengue fever, the mosquito-borne illness. Sleepwalking Through The Mekong is a movie with a soundtrack album, and this title track throws you straight into some spooky Cambodian world:-

To get lost is to learn the way.

Just so you know Lisna, your video wouldn't play for me; just kept buffering. Nevertheless I checked it out offsite.

I liked the way it began with the slow acoustic guitar and the pipes, flutes, whatever they were. I must admit though the vocal got really on my nerves; I'm not great with Asian singing, at least ethnic singing and it just sort of grated on my nerves, like listening to some Chinese grandmother moaning about her life (no idea what age the singer is, and it's not possible for me to determine that through her singing). The music had a nice relaxing feel to it, could imagine kind of drifting down the river through mist and with strange birds flying around, odd sounds coming from the jungle to the right and left, and fish popping up out of, and then falling back into the river. But no vocals please.

Here's mine: think it would be characterised as post-rock maybe. Don't let the name put you off.

"I, ache" by Break My Fucking Sky

Thanks for taking the trouble to find the Mekong song: it  must be geoblocked or something. :(
I agree with you really; the vocals are too piercing or too high in the mix, so I found myself hoping she would keep quiet so the music could breathe a bit more. I'd give it about 5/10.

Who chooses a band name with an expletive in it?! That seems to me to be a mistake on so many levels - if anything even more so when your music is such an innocuous instrumental as I, the Ache is. It was perfectly pleasant, even though I spent the first minutes expecting it to break out into some outrageous, obscenity-filled monster to justify that name. Instead, a nice gentle build up of instruments, but it didn't seem to go anywhere. 6/10

I'm only listening to this song because the friendly young man who works in the photocopy/computer shop that I regularly use recommended it to me:-

Are these guys well known, or well regarded, I wonder?


To get lost is to learn the way.

Falling In Reverse - I'm Not A Vampire (Revamped)

new to me.
too much poppy.
sounds like it could be in the eurovision song contest.
i will give it 2 points

Æ MAK - New Friend
released 2021
a new favourite song by Æ MAK.
i discovered them in 2018.

^Kinda punkish in spirit, which is fun. It's too much like dance / club music for my tastes specifically, but the style is cool. A more avantgarde version mighthave suited me more.

I give it :3stars:

So I just watched a very weird, gross film and I thought who the hell would do that in front of a camera? And the answer was Beatrice Manowski who turned out to also be an artist. I had to check this song out.

Beware nudity and sexual content:

Happiness is a warm manatee

Hot Sand
by Beatrice Manowski

it was an ordinary song.
i liked the instrumentals parts more than her singing.
i will give it 2 points.

Muiñeira da Lúa
by Budiño

released March 2022
i was so excited when they released something new but they didn't release a new album yet.
their last album "fulgor" 2019 wasn't that good it was a bit bland for my taste.

That Hot Sand video had a few surprises in it, Guybrush! I thought the song was ok, but seemed a bit repetitive. 5/10

Muiñeira da Lúa is a good combination of modern and traditional, I thought. I liked the fast bagpipe sections best. 6/10

I keep coming back to this video clip of Pattie Smith singing Birdland, as one of the most moving vocal performances I know of:

To get lost is to learn the way.

^Cool :) I haven't been too excited about Smith's spoken word / poetry on record, preferring her singy songs. But watching her live here was impressive. Such energy!

I'd rate it: :4stars:

Youtube handed me this today. I don't know Mike Love from before and expected something a lot less interesting. I was pleasantly surprised:

Happiness is a warm manatee

Different Mike Love obviously. The Beach Boy's Mike Love's idea of a controversial song would be something like Afternoon Delight. :laughing:

The Word has spoken :D