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posted by hama7 (26 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Is this about plants?
posted by 517 at 5:47 PM on July 7, 2007

I think it's about plants.
posted by ORthey at 5:51 PM on July 7, 2007

I thought so.
posted by 517 at 5:52 PM on July 7, 2007

Sounds like the creators have been smoking what they've been growing.
posted by RokkitNite at 5:58 PM on July 7, 2007 [1 favorite]

Great, great music. I really like Growing, Charalambides, and many of the other Kranky-type bands.
posted by Falconetti at 6:00 PM on July 7, 2007

Thanks for posting this. So much more interesting than the usual Starbucks music posted to Metafilter.
posted by dydecker at 6:02 PM on July 7, 2007

Thanks for hipping me to this band. I see they're on kranky, as are two other bands I already know and like, Charalambides (thanks WFMU!) and Stars of the Lid.

But they should prolly put up a real Youtube video, those home-made ones gave me a headache sumpin fierce.
posted by facetious at 6:37 PM on July 7, 2007

The two latest Growing CDs are on Megablade, but they will always be Kranky in my heart. Vision Swim is a really great CD, very textural. Thanks for the video links, it actually had never occurred to me to search for them on YT.

Dydecker, if you are into this sort of thing, check out my podcast (link in profile). I have played Growing a couple of times, just a couple of episodes ago as a matter of fact.
posted by spartacusroosevelt at 6:38 PM on July 7, 2007

I like that you are so consistent in your posting style, hama7. I'm almost starting to get it. They're like art projects or something.
posted by miss lynnster at 6:54 PM on July 7, 2007

it's bands like these that make me love emusic. albums with 4 tracks that run an hour are the best when you're being charged per track!
posted by garethspor at 7:03 PM on July 7, 2007

These guys are ripping me off. I wrote these songs in 1994 at a local Guitar Center when I was trying out digital delay pedals.

Obligatory Sunn-O))))).

Snark aside, keep the posts coming, hama7. Your posts are like you're exploring deep in outer space, sending us back periodic reports.
posted by Pastabagel at 7:34 PM on July 7, 2007

Or what miss lynnster said.
posted by Pastabagel at 7:37 PM on July 7, 2007

Growing is one of my favorite bands.
I reviewed two of there albums here and here (self link, mp3s included).

Thanks for promoting these guys. I've heard their shows are incredibly loud. Believe it or not, I turned down seeing them before I'd heard them so I could hang out with a girl. What the hell was I thinking?!
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 8:09 PM on July 7, 2007

So much more interesting than the usual Starbucks music posted to Metafilter.

ewww, your favorite band and your favorite coffee suck. Do these guys sell CD's at Peet's?
posted by doctor_negative at 8:31 PM on July 7, 2007

Never heard of them before. Many thanks for introducing me to them.

Excellent post (as usual).
posted by thatwhichfalls at 10:03 PM on July 7, 2007

Well, Hama7... I've been a fan of many of your posts. And I appreciate your attempt to broaden my horizons by introducing me to this band. But...

The first link is a 35 minute video, and after some of those minutes went by, it became obvious that I probably wouldn't "get it" any time before the 10 minute mark. And I'm tired and my neck hurts, and I walked 3 block from the store in such a heavy rain I may as well been swimming, so I don't have the patience to wait it out. I'll try again later though... I do like learning new things.

Now, I know you'll probably leave all kinds of flaming comments and defend your post, and nag me until I watch the videos. But try, please try, to refrain from chatting up the thread this time. I know it will be tough, but you can do it.

Thanks again!
posted by The Deej at 10:53 PM on July 7, 2007

You still and will always give me the creeps, but this post is awesome, awesome, awesome. Thank you from the bottom of my black heart.

(Saw 'em live at Anthology Film Archives about a year and a half ago. I think my ears are still ringing, and I haven't quite been able to wipe the grin off my face.)
posted by adamgreenfield at 11:34 PM on July 7, 2007

Great band. Always switch between them and HiM (The Tortoise members band, not the Swedish death metal band)
posted by OrangeDrink at 1:40 AM on July 8, 2007

HIM is "death metal" about the same way Depeche Mode is.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:58 AM on July 8, 2007

Uh, I'll take a large latte and a frappucino, please.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:51 AM on July 8, 2007

Well, I dunno what, exactly, dydecker meant by "Starbucks Music", but whatever it is its got to be better than this... music.

Maybe I'm getting old, that's one of the first signs right? Complaining about the music kids today listen to, I mean.
posted by sotonohito at 7:00 AM on July 8, 2007

Or, on finding a Wikipedia article that linked to "Drone Music", its just that I think that Drone music sucks in much the same way I think Country music and Rap music suck.

Though, on reflection, if someone told me I had to listen to an eight hour marathon of Tammy Wynette's greatest hits, Snoop Dogg's greatest hits, or these guys, I'd probably choose these guys (as long as the volume wasn't cranked up to 11). I think I could tune their buzzing out a *lot* more easily than I could Wynette twanging about the glories of the patriarchy, or Snoop Dogg chanting about the glories of the patriarchy.
posted by sotonohito at 7:11 AM on July 8, 2007

Contrary to conventional single-chain pedal setups, live photos reveal Growing split their guitar signal into somewhat parallel chains of effects. This allows them in order to create different sounding loops from the same instrument, and manipulate these tones independently.

i used to do this in my bedroom at 15, when i was suffering petal-effect mania. nice that someone's gone and toured with it. thanks for the links.
posted by eustatic at 8:26 AM on July 8, 2007

"Drone Music"

Is that drone as in "to make a dull, continued, low, monotonous sound; hum; buzz", or as in "to proceed in a dull, monotonous manner"?

Either way, I think I get it.

Now get off my lawn with your drugs and stuff.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 8:46 AM on July 8, 2007

style point: ledes should not be inscrutable, they should give some clue to their subject, because not every one of us clicks on every single link. i understand why tv newspeople say "famous actor caught naked with underage gay scientologists"; because they're gonna try and sell me shit in between now and telling me what i already guessed; presumably, mefi posters aren't trying to sell me shit, so they don't need to be elliptical like that.
posted by bruce at 10:09 AM on July 8, 2007

Sotonohito and Benny, check out my first link above and download "In the Shadow of the Mountain." It'll give you a way better idea of what their records are like; the live shows are interesting, I'm sure, but from what I understand more monotonous than some of their more songlike tracks. If you like the song in the first link try the second, it's much more "drone"-ey.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 11:56 AM on July 8, 2007

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