What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 2/3/17

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

Akhyls – The Dreaming I
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
Bestia Arcana – To Anabainon ek tes Abyssu
Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound
Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness
Morbid Angel – Domination
Okkervil River – Away
Ornette Coleman – Something Else!!!!
Peter Brötzmann – …The Worse The Better 

Ahmed Hasan

 Brad Mehldau – Largo
Wormrot – Voices
A Sense of Gravity – Travail
Meshuggah – Nothing
Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason
Opeth – Heritage
Robert Glasper Experiment – ArtScience
The Reign of Kindo – Play with Fire
Psycroptic – The Inherited Repression

Mike McMahan

Sleater-Kinney – Live In Paris
Sleater-Kinney – Sleater-Kinney
Code Orange – Forever
Billy Cobham – Spectrum
Billy Cobham – Total Eclipse
Herbie Hancock – Herbie Hancock Trio with Ron Carter & Tony Williams
Pryapisme – Hyperblast Super Collider
Drive-By Truckers – American Band
The Ominous Circle – Appalling Ascension 

Simon Handmaker

 R23X – VELTAHL
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
clipping. – Splendor and Misery
Iron Reagan – The Tyranny of Will
bedwetter – volume 1: flick your tongue against your teeth and describe the present.
Chepang – Lathi Charge
The Mars Volta – The Bedlam in Goliath
Melt-banana – Fetch
Every Time I Die – New Junk Aesthetic

Jonathan Adams

Power Trip – Manifest Decimation
Laster – One Vrije Fatum
Hour of Penance – Cast the First Stone
Bloc Party – A Weekend in the City
The Ominous Circle – Appalling Ascension
Unreqvited – Disquiet
Maze of Sothoth – Soul Demise
Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos 

Jake Tiernan

 Have A Nice Life – Deathconciousness
Lionlimb – Shoo
Crumb – Crumb
Death Vacation – Bones Grow Cold
The Heads Are Zeros – All the Men I Love Are Dead
Blood Sound – Too Much Sun and Not Enough Gloom at the Beach
Sick Shit – Softcore
M83 – Dead Cities, Red Seas, and Lost Ghosts
MSTRKRFT – The Fist of God

Jimmy Mullett

 Bad Brains—Black Dots
Henry Cow—Concerts
The Hub—Boundary Layer
Leviathan—Scar Sighted
Masada—First Live 1993
Porcupine Tree—The Sky Moves Sideways
Elliott Sharp—String Quartets 1986-1996
Wiley—Godfather
John Zorn—Moonchild: Songs Without Words

Bill Fetty

 Japandroids – Near to the Wild Heart of Life
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Baroness – Yellow
Japandroids – Celebration Rock
Chris Wollard + Ship Thieves – s/t
Small Brown Bike – Dead Reckoning
Pallbearer – Fear and Fury
Motion City Soundtrack – My Dinosaur Life
Sleep – Holy Mountain

Nick Cusworth

 Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound
Bonobo – Migrations
Grails – Chalice Hymnal
Austra – Future Politics
Black Peaks – Statues
Arcane Roots – Blood & Chemistry
In-Dreamview – Reverie
The Thermals – The Body, The Blood, The Machine
Japandroids – Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

Ryan Castrati

 Migos – Culture
Kehlani – SweetSexySavage (Deluxe)
Gabriel Garzón-Montano – Jardín
Betraying the Martyrs – The Resilient
A Lot Like Birds – Conversation Piece
The xx – I See You
A Lot Like Birds – No Place
Acranius – Reign of Terror
Japandroids – Near to the Wild Heart of Life

Andrew Hatch

White Sister – White Sister
Subhumans – Worlds Apart
Rocka Rollas – The Road to Destruction
Misþyrming – Söngvar elds og óreiðu
Medieval Steel – Medieval Steel
Loudness – Thunder in the East
Scorpions – Lonesome Crow
Hell Fire – Metal Masses
Endalok – Úr draumheimi viðurstyggðar 

Jordan Jerabek

Judas Priest – Sad Wings of Destiny
Metallica – …And Justice For All
Run the Jewels – RTJ3
Lecherous Gaze – On The Skids
A Scanner Darkly – A Scanner Darkly
Kamasi Washington – The Epic
Gorguts – Colored Sands
The Atlas Moth – The Old Believer
Street Sects – End Position

Eden Kupermintz

 

 Adam Young Scores – Apollo 11
Spectral Lore – Voyager
Adam Young Scores – Voyager 1
Agent Fresco – Destrier
Spectral Lore – III
Nidingr – The High Heat Licks Against Heaven
Spectral Lore – Fossils
Corima – Amaterasu
Spectral Lore – Gnosis