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

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

Anthony Braxton – This Time…
Death – Human
John Coltrane – Stardust
LCD Soundsystem – Self-titled
Loren MazzaCane Connors – Airs
Miles Davis – Pangaea
Mogwai – Ten Rapid
Visible Cloaks – Reassemblage
Xiu Xiu – Forget

Ahmed Hasan

Psycroptic – The Scepter of the Ancients
Ratatat – Magnifique
Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau – Nearness
Brad Mehldau – Highway Rider
Mystery Weekend – Surprise!
Necrophagist – Epitaph
The Helix Nebula – Meridian
Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown
Psycroptic – The Inherited Repression

Jonathan Adams

Unearthly Trance – Stalking the Ghost
Sunless – Urraca
Lo-Pan – In Tensions
Lorn – Arrayed Claws
Wiegedood – De Doden Hebben Het Goed II
Soen – Lykaia
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
Full of Hell & Merzbow – S/T
Benighted – Necrobreed

Noyan Tokgozoglu

Born of Osiris – The Eternal Reign
Zeal & Ardor – Devil is Fine
Ogarya – Ubiquity
Nile – Those Whom the Gods Detest
Nile – At the Gates of Sethu
Nile – Annihilation of the Wicked
Reaping Asmodeia – Impurities
Benighted – Necrobreed
Born of Osiris – The Discovery

Jimmy Mullett

Aretha Franklin—Lady Soul
Cameron Graves—Planetary Prince
Karlheinz Stockhausen—Tierkreis, In Freundschaft, Spiral 1 & Japan
Various Artists—Adventures In Sound
Iannis Xenakis—Electronic Music
John Zorn—The Garden of Earthly Delights
John Zorn—New Traditions In East Asian Bar Bands
ZZ Top—Tres Hombres

Simon Handmaker

Xiu Xiu – FORGET
The Human Abstract – Nocturne
Mandroid Echostar – Ancient Arrows
Aesop Rock – Float
Liturgy – The Ark Work
Beaten To Death – Dodsfest!
Crimewave – 66.6%
Vildhjarta – Masstaden
Kvelertak – Nattesferd

David Aleksov

Stars of the Lid – The Tired Sound of Stars of the Lid
Artefakt – Kinship
Demdike Stare – Wonderland
Peder Mannerfelt – Controlling Body
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Jan Jelinek – Loop Finding Jazz Records
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Svmmvs
Turinn – 18 and a Half Minute Gaps
Dalhous – Will to be Well

Ryan Castrati

Future – HNDRXX
Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (Legacy Edition)
Born of Osiris – The Eternal Reign
David Maxim Micic – Who Bit the Moon
Power Trip – Manifest Decimation
Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
Thundercat – Drunk
King Woman – Created in the Image of Suffering
Born of Osiris – The Discovery

Mark Valentino

Homewrecker – Circle Of Death
Rotten Sound – Cursed
Dead In The Dirt – The Blind Hole
Trap Them – Darker Handcraft
Gatecreeper – Sonoran Depravation
Black Breath – Sentenced To Life
Homewrecker – Extinction By Design
Baptists – Bloodmines
Sex Prisoner – Tannhauser Gate

Eden Kupermintz

Replacire – Do Not Deviate
HARK – Machinations
sleepmakeswaves – Made of Breath Only
Dunsmuir – Dunsmuir
Elbow – Little Fictions
Dodecahderon – kwintessens
Born of Osiris – The Eternal Regin
Glorior Belli – Sundown
Hawkwind – Warrior On the Edge of Time

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