I've been listening to very "smooth" music in this decade mostly, like deep techno, dub techno & deep ambient (of course industrial techno too, which isn't "smooth" exactly), with more abrasive sounds being maybe ten percent of all music listened. I'm trying to get back into "harder" music, that I was madly in love wit in the 00's. Extreme psychedelia, chaotic free-impro, power electronics and harsh noise, for example. These have been a drunk delight, whereas last decade I listened to difficult music sober, for hours on end. I'm a total freak and listening to too much techno, the freakness has been sort of lost, or betrayed. I've regressed to a softcore music freak. This is a symptom of a more general regression, like an illness, that's very slowly healing. My brain craves Merzbow once again.
Here's a couple of favorites, that that have been sadly neglected, like a pet . These are cathartic records a little difficult to listen entirely. I promise it's rewarding.
Orthrelm "OV" (2005)
Aufgehoben "Fragments of the marble plan" (2012)
Another, more recent from Mick Barr, of Orthrelm. Encenathrakh. This thing I can't listen to start to finish. It's insane.
I'll be posting again about music. Also beautiful music.