What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 5/12/17

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

Fiona Apple – When the Pawn…
The Dismemberment Plan – Emergency & I
Brian Eno & David Byrne – My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
Forest Swords – Compassion
No Age – Everything in Between
The Red Krayola (with The Familiar Ugly) – The Parable of the Arable Land
Bartholomäus Traubeck – Years
Kanye West – Graduation

Simon Handmaker

The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions
Pig Destroyer – Book Burner
GZA/Genius – Liquid Swords
John Frum – A Stirring in the Noos
Madvillain – Madvillainy
Yazz Ahmed – La Saboteuse
Mastodon – Remission
Suffocation – Effigy of the Forgotten
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – Mind Control

David Aleksov

Demdike Stare – Testpressings
Gorillaz – Humanz
The Bug vs Earth – Concrete Desert
DangerDoom – The Mouse and the Mask
Madvillain – Madvillainy
Forest Swords – Compassion
Conforce – Presentism
Zu – Jhator
Actress – Splazsh

Jimmy Mullett

* Atari Teenage Riot—60 Second Wipeout
* Boredoms—Vision Creation Newsun
* James Brown—The Payback
* Fall Out Boy—Infinity On High
* Florence + the Machine—How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
* Full of Hell—Trumpeting Ecstasy
* The Hub—Boundary Layer
* Scott Walker + Sun O)))—Soused
* John Zorn—Godard/Spillane

Jonathan Adams

Full of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy
Ingurgitating Oblivion – Vision Wallows In Symphonies of Light
Artificial Brain – Infrared Horizon
Bufihimat- I
Havukruunu – Kelle Surut Soi
Mesarthim – Presence EP
Locust Leaves – A Subtler Kind of Light
Vangelis – Blade Runner OST
The Knife – Shaking the Habitual

Mark Valentino

Full Of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy
Incendiary – Thousand Mile Stare
His Hero Is Gone – Monument To Thieves
Outer Heaven – Diabolus Vobiscum
Gatecreeper – Sonoran Depravation
Isis – Wavering Radiant
Code Orange – Forever
Bongripper – Sex Tape/Snuff Film
Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise

Ryan Castrati

John Mayer – The Search for Everything
Gorillaz – Humanz (Deluxe)
Ayreon – The Human Equation
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
A Lot Like Birds – DIVISI
Incendiary – Thousand Mile Stare
Incubus – 8
Full of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy
Lorna Shore – Flesh Coffin

Eden Kupermintz

Ayreon – The Source
P.O.S – Chill, dummy
Bent Knee – Land Animal
Plini – Handmade Cities
Big Big Train – Folklore
MNHM – Of Empires Past
VASA – Colours
Riverside – Second Life Syndrome
Spectral Lore – III

Andrew Hatch

Xipe – Fly of Phoenix
Trojan – Chasing the Storm
Lord – The Second Coming
Kalevala – Myths and Legends
Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast
Iron Cross – Iron Cross
Gravestone – Creating a Monster
Christian Death – Only Theatre of Pain
Dark Age – Dark Age

Nick Cusworth

Forest Swords – Compassion
Do Make Say Think – Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – DROOL
Colin Stetson – All This I Do For Glory
Oddisee – The Iceberg
Yazz Ahmed – La Saboteuse
Black Peaks – Statues
Mew – Visuals
The Physics House Band – Mercury Fountain

Bill Fetty

65daysofstatic – No Man’s Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe
Harvestman – Music for Megaliths
Astronoid – Air
Domkraft – End of Electricity
Кальк – Кальк
Collapse Under the Empire – Fragments Of A Prayer
Westkust – Last Forever
Full of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy
Russian Circles – Guidance

Jordan Jerabek

Ulver – The Assassination of Julius Caesar
Luminous Vault – Charismata
Extremity – Extremely Fucking Dead
VHOL – Deeper Than Sky
The Black Angels – Death Song
Cloud Rat/Moloch – Split
Lo-Pan – In Tensions
Sigh – In Somniphobia
Lotus Ash – The Evening Redness

Ahmed Hasan

clipping – Splendor & Misery
Artificial Brain – Infrared Horizon
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation
The Dillinger Escape Plan – One of Us is the Killer
Brad Mehldau – Highway Rider
The Devin Townsend Project – Deconstruction
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Calculating Infinity
Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau – Nearness
Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better – pushing right back.” – Albert Camus