What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 1/6/17

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

ANOHNI – Hoplessness
Autechre – Chiastic Slide
The Field – From Here We Go Sublime
John Coltrane – Ascension
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Madvillain – Madvillainy
Om – Advaitic Songs
Tangerine Dream – Atem
Ulver – The Norwegian National Opera

Eden Kupermintz

she – Abyss
Netherlands – Audubon
Tumbleweed Dealer – TDIII
Agent Fresco – Destrier
Virta – Hurmos
she – Come See Me
Sumerlands – Sumerlands
65daysofstatic – Music for an Infinite Universe
clipping. – Splendor & Misery

Ahmed Hasan

Psycroptic – Psycroptic
Psycroptic – Ob(servant)
Car Bomb – w^w^^w^w
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine
Ihsahn – Arktis.
Rage Against the Machine – Evil Empire
Car Bomb – Meta
Rage Against the Machine – The Battle of Los Angeles
Julian Lage – Arclight

Mike McMahan

Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Hammersmith Odeon, London ‘75
Phish – Ventura
Bob Dylan – The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert (Live)
Oddland – Origin
Defeated Sanity – Disposal Of The Dead//Dharmata
Oranssi Pazuzu – Varahtelija
Animals As Leaders – The Madness Of Many
Tortoise – Tortoise

Jordan Jerabek

Krallice – Prelapsarian
Run the Jewels – RTJ3
Iron Age – The Sleeping Eye
Anicon – Exegeses
All them Witches – Lightning at the Door
Morrow – Covenant of Teeth
Jamie xx – In Colour
Cinemechanica – Cinemechanica
Wyrding – Wyrding

Jimmy Mullett

Burning Ghosts—Burning Ghosts
Miles Davis—Sketches of Spain
Eric Dolphy—Out There
Muse—The Origin of Symmetry
Arvo Pärt—Pärt: Music For Unaccompanied Choir
Sonny Rollins—The Solo Album
Wadada Leo Smith—Lake Biwa
The Weeknd—The Beauty Behind The Madness
John Zorn—The Classic Guide To Strategy, Vol. 4

Bill Fetty

Stretch Arm Strong – Compassion Fills the Void
Discount – Half Fiction
The Loved Ones – Keep Your Heart
Frank Turner – Poetry of the Deed
SNFU – Something Green and Leafy This Way Comes
Braid – Age of Octeen
Frank Turner – the Second Three Years
Satanic Surfers – Unconsciously Confined
Brand New – Your Favorite Weapon

Simon Handmaker

Between the Buried and Me – The Silent Circus
Converge – Axe To Fall
Girlfriends – Girlfriends
The Number 12 Looks Like You – Mongrel
Eyehategod – Take As Needed For Pain
DangerDoom – The Mouse and The Mask
Sumerlands – Sumerlands
The Ocean – Aeolian
Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

Andrew Hatch

Yndi Halda – Under Summer
Oathbreaker – Rheia
Metal Church – Metal Church
Lord Belial – Unholy Crusade
Crumb – Crumb
Convulsing – Errata
Camel – Mirage
Batushka – Litourgiya
Ashbringer – Yugen