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Label/Almost Genre: Kranky Records

Postby Angry_Dragon on Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:14 am

I like these records.
They are pretty.
Better yet, eat the placenta!!!
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Postby Mayfair on Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:15 am

I will admit to not knowing a ton of the records on the label but from what I have heard (Labradford, Godspeed, Low, Roy Montgomery, Christmas Decorations) I say yeah, good stuff.
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Postby Edward on Sun Jan 30, 2005 1:02 pm

Funny you should post this. I just listened to my copy of Stars of the Lid's The Ballasted Orchestra double LP last night. Lovely record. Low and Labradford are great too. Not crap.
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Postby segerandpriest on Sun Jan 30, 2005 3:57 pm

i love the kranky label, yes. i want to know about the clear horizon record, and the christmas decorations elpee, which features nick forte from rorschach and beautiful skin, no?

i first head low on a mixtape given to me by a lady emo-cellist. that kind of soured me to them early. perhaps arbitrarily, i file them (w/ mogwai, godspeed, etc.) in a place called "not as good as codeine." i should probably get over such disavowals. but then again, i should probably do a lot of things.
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Postby eephour on Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:38 pm

Mayfair wrote:I will admit to not knowing a ton of the records on the label but from what I have heard (Labradford, Godspeed, Low, Roy Montgomery, Christmas Decorations) I say yeah, good stuff.


Can someone point me in the direction of getting more into Roy Montgomery? His song on the Two Lane Blacktop tribute album gets me every time.
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Postby washwhatyoueat on Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:39 pm

I remember first year of college getting into Bowery Electric, Labradford, Spiny Anteaters, Dadamah, Dissolve, Flies Inside the Sun, and Magnog, especially Magnog, and deciding I probably needed to try to collect everything the label ever released.


I've yet to accomplish that goal, but I've heard and/or own about half of kranky's output, and I've yet to hear anything I've not liked.

I honestly can't say that about any other label, other than maybe Sony or Epic...

not crap, not even close...
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Postby tommydski on Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:49 pm

One of those labels where nearly every act offers something interesting.

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Postby Christopher on Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:25 am

eephour wrote:Can someone point me in the direction of getting more into Roy Montgomery? His song on the Two Lane Blacktop tribute album gets me every time.

Scenes from the South Island and Temple IV are excellent albums. The Winter Songs 10" and Zabriskie Point and END 7"s are also worth tracking down.
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Postby eephour on Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:27 am

Thank you.
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Postby tapehiss on Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:27 pm

washwhatyoueat wrote:
I've yet to hear anything I've not liked.

not crap, not even close...


tommydski wrote:One of those labels where nearly every act offers something interesting.


Couldn't agree more. I'm typing this in a room with four Kranky promo posters on the walls. They are responsible for putting out some of the best music of this decade, indeed, I had to make some pretty tough decisions when they were Southern's label of the month on their excellent shop thing.

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Postby piut_ on Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:08 pm

I've always confused Kranky with Constellation.

Not crap, plus the new Benoit Pioulard is also a damn fine record.
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Postby enframed on Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:17 pm

i'm not familiar with the label as a whole but not crap for jessamine, fontanelle, windy & carl, stars of the lid, low, growing.
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Postby LBx on Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:19 pm

that first Growing album is aces. to bad they took such a left turn...

Fixed::Context is a definite favourite.

also, there is no way in hell that Codeine outshine Low.

i've only heard a a smallish amount of the catalog but Kranky is NC.
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Re: Label/Almost Genre: Kranky Records

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Re: Label/Almost Genre: Kranky Records

Postby jimmy spako on Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:46 am

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