Wicked, thanks mate. If you ever want to contribute a few features/articles then you're more than welcome.
I've written a few reviews and thoughts on albums here and there, but i'm still fairly new to the whole thing. I am looking to write more thoughts on some newer albums i'm interested in once time permits, and your offer seems like something worth looking into.
Good to see Swans and Damien Jurado repped on your aoty list, rest of the list makes me realize I listened to pretty much fuck all new stuff from last year apart from Frank Ocean, Grimes and a bit of black metal, might give Evening Hymns a go later. Tallest man on earth too, have had that on my drive for months and still havent got round to it.
Been getting really into Glenn Branca - Ascension album lately, I hear proto post-rock, jazz and even a little black metal atmosphere in it, great stuff
I don't have any of this new age facebook/twitter/skype/dial-up horse shit, but let it be known that I know how to at least bookmark something.
I've heard approximately nothing of that AOTY list (had Cancer 4 Cure before my laptop shit the bed for the twelve millionth time and scrubbed everything), but after Prisoner last year, I'll get on Evening Hymns as soon as I stop bumping Toussaint Morrison (IDK when that'll be, though...I'll be honest -- it might not be soon).
Also just tweeted you to my enormous following of 289 followers, though I just copy and pasted your intro line from the site, so due to the 'we' in the intro, those 289 now think I have something to do with it.
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
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Re: i$e's Magical Music Megapost
Don't have twitter but liked the page on facebook i$e . A lad I know is currently working on an album I believe with his band, I haven't really followed them gig wise due to them hitting up a lot of venues away from home but if I hear any progress on their work I'll definitely recommend your site since they seem eager to get their work out to anyone who'll have a listen.
Further to Andy's point above, gave the Toussaint Morrison is not my boyfriend album a listen and holy shit is it good. Never really sampled hip/hop too much but Andy said there was a lot more soul/motown influence on some of the tracks and he wasn't wrong.
Really dug the album and the overall vibe. Thought most songs had a really great beat and hook to them that had me listening the entire way, thought his singing was every bit as good as his rapping and overall I enjoyed the diversity in the songs and how some were more faster and infectious and others a bit more slower and more time put into the lyrics resonating with you. Wouldn't really point to any song as being close to bad and would list 'Can't relive the party', 'working class boyfriend', 'baby I'm bad weather', 'the Ex-Ex' & 'April Father's Day' as my favourites. Definitely recommended to anyone.