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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2008, 11:38:47 PM »
Yep, an astute review of the genre.
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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2008, 04:11:16 AM »
OK, so MAYBE I know a little bit more of electronic music than I let on.  :void: I know of Justice, but this Danger guy kicks their ass. Justice is too "ravey" for me personally, and some of it isnt even listenable, despite having catchy hooks.

To expand the thread, here's Battles' 2007 hit "Atlas." Everyone seems to love these guys, but I can't really get into anything else on the album. It's very repetitive, as you'll soon see. Still, the beats here are pretty undeniably awesome, and I just  figured Id pass on the love, even though they dont get an official Wally endorsement (so valuable!).

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ABeqFzHKzoE

Without the digitized vocals the song doesn't do much.
Now I ride with the mocking and friendly ghouls on the night wind
And play by day in the catacombs
I know that light is not for me, save that of the moon
Yet in my new wildness and freedom I welcome the bitterness of alienage
For I know always that I am an outsider...an outsider...stranger in this century...for a time
A stranger among those who are still...men

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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2008, 05:00:11 AM »
Here you go then, Ill write my own lyrics for the song, fashioned after most rave songs and you can just sing along yourself:
BEAT IT. YEEEAH.
BEAT IT. YEEEAH.
BEAT IT. YEEEAH. YEEEEEEAH.
BEAT IT. YEEEAH.
BEAT IT. YEEEAH.
BEAT IT. YEEEAH. YEEEEEEAH.
You got THE MOVES.
You got THE GROOVES.
You got IT DUDE. THE MOVES. THE MOOOOVES.
You got THE MOVES.
You got THE GROOVES.
You got IT DUDE. THE MOVES. THE MOOOOVES.
BEA-.
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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2008, 07:22:18 AM »
I wasn't talking about lyrics, I'm just saying that the "weirdness" of the vocal sound is what makes the song odd and attracts attention. 
Now I ride with the mocking and friendly ghouls on the night wind
And play by day in the catacombs
I know that light is not for me, save that of the moon
Yet in my new wildness and freedom I welcome the bitterness of alienage
For I know always that I am an outsider...an outsider...stranger in this century...for a time
A stranger among those who are still...men

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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2008, 04:29:11 PM »
I can understand that, the problem that I have with electronic music is that it seems the artists are TOO focused on making catchy hooks, and then forget that the rest of the song needs to be awesome as well.  And then theres the other end of the spectrum that wants to be different, so they ignore hooks and then make shitty music with an "experimental" label slapped on it.  Its very frustrating trying to find a solid overall electronic group.

  Oh there's quite a few out.  This year I stumbled across this group.  Don't know how old it is, but I find it quite interesting their videos are dull, but meh... just listen to a few of their songs.  Midnight Juggernauts:

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qf12eLVSck&feature=related

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvDuwvHmUuc&feature=related

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6SKNEYvZvQ&feature=related


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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2008, 09:37:36 PM »
Totally different train of thought
I am in love with the the Dresden Dolls
i really think they are like the most amazing band of our time.
I highly highly recommend them but they're a very weird style so you'll probably really love them or not care for them. They're classified as punk cabaret but i don't really know if that description fits them.
on their website they have some songs you can download. but wow i really love them and highly recommend them to everyone.

http://www.dresdendolls.com/downloads_n_lyrics/index.htm
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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2008, 05:34:08 PM »
Sigur Ros' new album comes out this week. You can listen to the whole thing on their website in streaming audio (crappy quality, but it's free).

http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/band/disco/medsud-dot.php
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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2008, 01:04:11 AM »
Sigur Ros' new album comes out this week. You can listen to the whole thing on their website in streaming audio (crappy quality, but it's free).

http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/band/disco/medsud-dot.php


Oh man this is great stuff, thanks Walter!  I totally forgot Sigur Ros was coming out with new stuff. This is wonderful.

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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2008, 04:36:34 AM »
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Totally different train of thought
I am in love with the the Dresden Dolls
Got to second this emotion, great band, though some people seem to have a problem with Amanda's armpit hair  :schierke: (just kidding handsome you know I love you  :casca:)
Here's something I'm listening to:
http://www.myspace.com/theknife
The Knife, electro with a beautyfull female vocal (hinges on the production a lot so make sure you listen to it on good speakers); "Heartbeats" would be good for an introduction.
http://www.zenzile.com/
And zenzile, some good 'ol dub commin' your way, check out the video for "Simple Lesson" and anything featuring Jamika.

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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2008, 08:03:19 AM »
Sigur Ros' new album comes out this week. You can listen to the whole thing on their website in streaming audio (crappy quality, but it's free).

http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/band/disco/medsud-dot.php

I checked out a half dozen music videos on Youtube and I must say they were very well done, and the music matches it well. A little too mellow for everyday listening for me, but it was enjoyable.
Now I ride with the mocking and friendly ghouls on the night wind
And play by day in the catacombs
I know that light is not for me, save that of the moon
Yet in my new wildness and freedom I welcome the bitterness of alienage
For I know always that I am an outsider...an outsider...stranger in this century...for a time
A stranger among those who are still...men

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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2008, 02:03:23 AM »
*AHEM*

We often went to the cinema, the screen would light up and we would tremble, but also, increasingly often, Madeleine and I were disappointed. The images had dated, they jittered, and Marilyn Monroe had gotten terribly old. We were sad, this wasn't the film we had dreamed of, this wasn't the total film that we all carried around inside us, this film that we would have wanted to make, or, more secretly, no doubt, that we would have wanted to live.

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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2008, 03:29:52 AM »
Currently:

Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
Hollenthon - With vilest of worms to dwell
Now I ride with the mocking and friendly ghouls on the night wind
And play by day in the catacombs
I know that light is not for me, save that of the moon
Yet in my new wildness and freedom I welcome the bitterness of alienage
For I know always that I am an outsider...an outsider...stranger in this century...for a time
A stranger among those who are still...men

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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2008, 03:34:24 AM »
At the moment I'm listening to Nirvana's "Nevermind" album.  Even after 15 years it's still one of my favorites. :guts:

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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2008, 06:09:09 PM »
Yeah... Sigur Ros' new album cover is one of the worst of all time. Seriously. I ended up throwing away the album box after a handful of "oh uhhhhh, this is my wife's CD!" incidents with co-workers riding in my car with me.

The album is pretty ho-hum. Though it's totally awesome, the opening track is a real gimmick, since the rest of the album sounds completely different. The other tracks all really blend into one another. I swear there are about 2-3 interlude tracks that lead into other, similar sounding songs, making the whole experience like eating casseroles all week. I give it a 6/10, and Im a huge Sigur Ros fan.
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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2008, 11:01:43 PM »
The album is pretty ho-hum. Though it's totally awesome, the opening track is a real gimmick, since the rest of the album sounds completely different. The other tracks all really blend into one another. I swear there are about 2-3 interlude tracks that lead into other, similar sounding songs, making the whole experience like eating casseroles all week. I give it a 6/10, and Im a huge Sigur Ros fan.

Thank you for that. Thats all I needed to hear.

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Yeah... Sigur Ros' new album cover is one of the worst of all time. Seriously. I ended up throwing away the album box after a handful of "oh uhhhhh, this is my wife's CD!" incidents with co-workers riding in my car with me.

That is funny as hell!!

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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2008, 04:19:01 AM »
Sigur Ros is indeed good, but I can't comment on many of the other artists due to lack of familiarity.

As for favorite artists...

1.  Autechre!  These dudes are basically my internal image of what "musical genius" is.  I can't imagine their creative process/how they make the music they do.  Examples- (Significant style differences from song to song.  Also, unofficial "videos", most of which are better of ignored, as music speaks for itself.):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0C7JcEIXzA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLK70Ipe-tI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbHp24SAkb8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWGUnrIiOoI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSdP-Nlsq1A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFaXiKb4EUk

And just for the hell of it, song gantz graf set to the haruhi dance!... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PStJ_H5SIQ
...Though the official video is way cooler http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfwD05XA2YQ

Also, much much more from autechre.  There's so much I'm not posting, because nearly everything they touch is gold.  Fact:  Autechre releases have never really sucked, though they may not always be a "pleasurable" listening experience (like in the case of Confield, or the above gantz graf). They've been pushing the envelope of "experimental" electronic music since '93 and haven't stopped since then..  And I'd definitely say they're "better" than Aphex Twin, on the whole.

2.  Venetian Snares.  Made of pure win.  More manic/crazy than autechre, though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksrMdEb-Y-k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTBb9Tc7fPw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGn8gFXGFtY

Note:  I think everyone should try listening to this music just due to it's sheer novelty.  I don't expect it to be in too many people's tastes, but it is certainly original, and I think it holds about the same artistic merit as much of classical music.  Only it's all weird and modern and does away with much of musical convention.


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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #44 on: July 09, 2008, 10:22:59 PM »
Been listening to a lot of old industrial lately, mostly Front Line Assembly. If you haven't heard their album Tactical Neural Implant then you don't know industrial.

http://www.amazon.com/Tactical-Neural-Implant-Front-Assembly/dp/B000007U3A/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1215645741&sr=8-1

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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #45 on: July 09, 2008, 11:19:06 PM »
Manes - View. Tried to listen to How the world came to an end but once I heard the rapping it was time for the recycle bin.
Hollenthon - Entire Discography. These guys are top notch and I can't get enough of em'.
Anacrusis - Screams and Whispers
Now I ride with the mocking and friendly ghouls on the night wind
And play by day in the catacombs
I know that light is not for me, save that of the moon
Yet in my new wildness and freedom I welcome the bitterness of alienage
For I know always that I am an outsider...an outsider...stranger in this century...for a time
A stranger among those who are still...men

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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #46 on: August 03, 2008, 04:35:41 AM »
ive been listening to alot of bands with amazing guitarists

into eternity
opeth
dreamtheater
racer  x
paul gilbert solo stuff

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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #47 on: August 05, 2008, 05:42:14 AM »
  Just came from Lollapalooza weekend.  Gotta say, even though I am no big fan on NIN... Man they stole the entire show.  Anywho, saw this band in it.  Nothing major, but I digged it. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpGp-22t0lU

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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2008, 09:09:32 AM »
ive been listening to alot of bands with amazing guitarists

into eternity
opeth
dreamtheater
racer  x
paul gilbert solo stuff

Good stuff, especially Racer X.
Now I ride with the mocking and friendly ghouls on the night wind
And play by day in the catacombs
I know that light is not for me, save that of the moon
Yet in my new wildness and freedom I welcome the bitterness of alienage
For I know always that I am an outsider...an outsider...stranger in this century...for a time
A stranger among those who are still...men

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Re: What are you listening to? (general music thread)
« Reply #49 on: August 05, 2008, 09:14:24 AM »
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