What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 8/26/16

For those who missed our last installment, We post biweekly updates covering what the staff at Heavy Blog have been spinning. Given the amount of time we spend on the site telling you about music that does not fall neatly into the confines of conventional “metal,” it should come as no surprise that many of us on staff have pretty eclectic tastes that range far outside of metal and heavy things. We can’t post about all of them at length here, but we can at least let you know what we’re actually listening to. For those that would like to participate as well (and please do) can drop a 3X3 in the comments, which can be made with tapmusic.net through your last.fm account, or create it manually with topsters.net. Also, consider these posts open threads to talk about pretty much anything music-related. We love hearing all of your thoughts on this stuff and love being able to nerd out along with all of you.

Scott Murphy

ScottMurphy

David Byrne/St. Vincent – Love This Giant
Factory Floor – Self-titled/25 25
John Coltrane – Interstellar Space
John Zorn – Madness, Love and Mysticism
Kayo Dot – Blue Lambency Downward
Lone – Levitate
Nina Simone – …Sings the Blues
Ornette Coleman – Sound Grammar
Pharaoh Sanders – Black Unity

Simon Handmaker

SimonHandmaker

Save Us From The Archon – L’eclisse
Elder – Lore
An Autumn For Crippled Children – The Long Goodbye
And So I Watch You From Afar – All Hail Bright Futures
American Football – Americ anFootball
Atmosphere – Fishing Blues
Saor – Aura
Fucked Up – David Comes To Life
And So I Watch You From Afar – Heirs

Eden Kupermintz

EdenKupermintz

Misery Index – The Killing Gods
The Dear Hunter – Act V: Hymns With the Devil in Confessional
Talons – New Topographics
Imperium Dekadenz – Dis Manibvs
SubRosa – For This We Fought the Battle of Ages
Dioramic – Technicolor
A.M. Feelgood – Wisteria Trail
The Midnight – Endless Summer
The Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence

Kit Brown

KitBrown

Morbid Angel – Formulas Fatal to the Flesh
Black Crown Initiate – Selves We Cannot Forgive
George Carlin – Carlin on Campus
Defeated Sanity – Disposal of the Dead/Dharmata
Xasthur – To Violate the Oblivious
Mulatu Astatke – The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975
Dragged Into Sunlight – Hatred For Mankind
Pantera – The Great Southern Trendkill
Morbid Angel – Altars of Madness

David Aleksov

DavidAleksov

Sunn O))) & Boris – Altar
Fennesz – Black Sea
Fever Ray – Fever Ray
Biosphere – Patashnik
Meshuggah – obZen
SHXCXCHCXSH – Linear S Decoded
Radiohead – OK Computer
The Ocean – Pelagial
Susumu Yokota – Grinning Cat

Nick Cusworth

NickCusworth

The Dear Hunter – Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional
SubRosa – For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages
Thank You Scientist – Stranger Heads Prevail
The Dear Hunter – Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise
Vektor – Terminal Redux
65daysofstatic – No Man’s Sky: Music For An Infinite Universe
Talons – New Topographics
Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving – Yield To Despair
Mono – Requiem For Hell

Ahmed Hasan

AhmedHasan

Frank Ocean – Blonde
Tesseract – Polaris
Meshuggah – ObZen
Wormed – Krighsu
Thank You Scientist – Maps of Non-Existent Places
Tesseract – Altered State
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Tesseract – One
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Calculating Infinity

Jimmy Mullett

JimmyMullett

John Zorn – 50th Birthday Celebration Vol. 6: Hemophiliac
The Mothers of Invention – Freak Out!
The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
Crystal Castles – Amnesty (I)
Billy Joel – Cold Spring Harbor
John Coltrane – Ballads
Porcupine Tree – In Absentia
Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
Grieved – Grieved

Cody Dilullo

CodyDilullo

Frank Ocean – Blond
Protest the Hero – Fortress
Protest the Hero – Scurrilous
Dark Tranquility – Character
65daysofstatic – No Man’s Sky: Music For An Infinite Universe
Misery Index – The Killing Gods
Black Hate – Through the Darkness
Frank Ocean – Endless
Lamb of God – Wrath

Colin Kauffman

ColinKauffman

65daysofstatic – Music For An Infinite Universe
Immolation – Majesty and Decay
Katatonia – The Fall of Hearts
Car Bomb – Meta
Ion Dissonance – Cursed
Baroness – Purple
Sabaton – The Last Stand
Immolation – Providence
Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas – Mariner

Mark Valentino

MarkValentino

Eluvium – Copia
Stars Of The Lid – The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
Stars Of The Lid – And Their Refinement of the Decline
Baroness – Purple
Pig Destroyer – Terrifyer
Pig Destroyer – Prowler in the Yard
Caspian – Tertia
Cursed – II
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine

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