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Thallus - To Gain Volatility
May 4, 2012 3:11 PM   Subscribe

Do you like instrumental downtempo/hip-hop in the style of Madlib, Prefuse 73, Flying Lotus, Dabrye, etc? Would you like it if it sounded even MORE Boards Of Canada-esque and pastoral? Then you may very much enjoy the new album by Thallus, To Gain Volatility, which is free to download here. It's released by the Ritmo Sportivo label (you can find more free music from the label here). Thallus also has more free/cheap albums on his bandcamp site: 1 2
posted by Frobenius Twist (20 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Looks like the album is no longer free, alas. -- restless_nomad



 
I've been really enjoying these Thallus albums. There's been a lot of music coming out in this style recently, but his particular take on it is very appealing to me.
posted by Frobenius Twist at 3:13 PM on May 4, 2012


It's like you're talking directly to me!
posted by mek at 3:13 PM on May 4, 2012 [3 favorites]


he was talking directly to me, but no biggie
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 3:15 PM on May 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


Do you like instrumental downtempo/hip-hop in the style of Madlib, Prefuse 73, Flying Lotus, Dabrye, etc? Would you like it if it sounded even MORE Boards Of Canada-esque and pastoral?

This question is part of the new Scientology personality quiz.
posted by benzenedream at 3:17 PM on May 4, 2012 [4 favorites]


Ooh -- and there's also the new Slugabed album coming soon from Ninja Tune. It's a good time to be a fan of this kind of thing.
posted by Frobenius Twist at 3:21 PM on May 4, 2012


I normally don't like mefi posts which read like advertisements, but then again, Frobenius Twist was kind enough to speak directly to me.
posted by Alex404 at 3:22 PM on May 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ha, yeah, I realized it sounded like an ad after I wrote it, but I'm not at all affiliated with the label or the music -- I just really like Thallus's style. Also I enjoy speaking directly to people.
posted by Frobenius Twist at 3:24 PM on May 4, 2012


Here's something. It may be wrong, it may be right, but here are some predictions for the next BoC album.

1. D'n'B
2. From the Hexagon Sun DAT tape archives
3. On Ninja Tune
4. Kicking.

Let's see.
posted by Devonian at 3:31 PM on May 4, 2012


This sounds like early Four Tet.
posted by Catblack at 3:33 PM on May 4, 2012


Would you like it if it sounded even MORE Boards Of Canada-esque and pastoral

That is exactly what I would like!

You know, though, I'd rather pay money than get put on some stupid email list.
posted by aubilenon at 3:34 PM on May 4, 2012


I love this thread so hard right now - what a lovely Friday treat - and this is melding quite nicely with the Steeleye Span lovey's got going down the hall just now....

GRINNY GRYN GRYN!
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 3:38 PM on May 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like the song "His Words"
posted by phaedon at 3:48 PM on May 4, 2012


Definitely feeling the Prefuse/broken-beat inspiration.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:51 PM on May 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wow, this is great! This is a good Friday treat for me as well. So far I've listened to Homeless Instruments and I'm pleased.
posted by jwmollman at 3:59 PM on May 4, 2012


Yes. Yes. Okay.
posted by Artw at 4:01 PM on May 4, 2012


I use spamgourmet for single-use disposable email addresses.

99788 or 48222 are among my favorite zip codes.
posted by tss at 4:11 PM on May 4, 2012


How can anyone, at least any American, not use 90210 as their zip code? I guess you have to of a certain age to automatically think of this one.

Just wanted to say this is great. Perfect for this early evening.
posted by honestcoyote at 4:33 PM on May 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's no longer free... I signed up when it was free and it looks like they canceled it - Nothing to see here, move along.
posted by Brent Parker at 5:24 PM on May 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah, sort of a bait-and-switch there unfortunately. Too bad, could have sworn FT was talking directly to me as well.
posted by en forme de poire at 5:45 PM on May 4, 2012


Stuff sounds good, though I think any comparison to the Boards (much as he might wish) is misleading.

I'd listen to the Boards anytime. I wouldn't DL this if it was free.
posted by Twang at 6:24 PM on May 4, 2012


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