What are you listening to? (general music thread)

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SRSQ--Only One
 

Walter

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Slightly old news at this point, but Radiohead posted about 18h of recording sessions of OK Computer after a failed ransom attack. I don't particularly like the rest of Radiohead's career, but this has remained one of my favorite albums, so hearing all this stuff is pretty incredible. Versions of songs that meander into completely different directions than was ultimately laid down in the studio, it's very surreal.

Here's the story, along with a link to grab the full set (~$22): https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/06/radiohead-leaked-ok-computer-material/
 
Yesterday, my Soundtracks For The Blind (and Die Tür Ist Zu) CD set that I ordered came in. Although I've listened to it before years back, I still always come back to it no matter what. It's such a great album. My favorite song from the album has to be Animus.

 
Yesterday, my Soundtracks For The Blind (and Die Tür Ist Zu) CD set that I ordered came in. Although I've listened to it before years back, I still always come back to it no matter what. It's such a great album. My favorite song from the album has to be Animus.

I love Swans! I've been getting into them more and more lately. Although I've been listening to them off and on for probably 15 years.


Currently listening to this while I work on some stuff. It's a pretty killer playlist.
 

Johnstantine

Skibbidy Boo Bop
Been blaring the new Tool album all morning. So much has happened to me in the last 13 years since 10,000 days, so it's somewhat surreal hearing new material.
 
Right now I'm listening to this:

Great music!
 

Branded_Swordsman

"Strain your eyes at the darkness around us."

So “Animal Life” by Shearwater showed up on a random Spotify playlist and it reminded me of Berserk. The vocalist sounds like a herald from a medieval court, the music builds in a way that feels really epic, and the lyrics are full of imagery that could be found inside of Berserk’s world. The lines that stick out:

“Charging down the maw of the ocean…I held your name inside my mouth through all the days of wandering.” The first part obviously makes me think of the time our boy killed a sea god. And the name could be Griffith or Casca depending on what chapter of the story you’re looking at.

“Cast away like a dog from the shelter, I shed the dulling armor plates that once collected radiance.” This line makes me think about the transition from Golden Age Guts to the Black Swordman.

“No joy in building love in the finishing, chasing down an anodyne and half reflected radiance.” This one makes me think about Griffith’s dream and the way it took precedence over the bonds of love shared by the Band of the Hawk.

“And surging at the blood’s perimeter, the half remembered wild interior of an animal life!” It’s the final line of the song. It makes me think of all the panels where Gut’s and Schierke are working together to keep the Beast of Darkness in check while he’s using the armor.

There’s also a peppering of Roman Catholic imagery that makes me think of the Holy See and a hearty dose of longing for better days.

I don’t think that there’s any real connection between the song and Berserk. But I found the connections interesting and thought I’d share. What this really goes to show is that I probably think about Berserk too much.

Have fun struggling!
 
COIL - Queens of the Circulating Library.

Been listening to a LOT of the album Swanyard by them too. I'm fucking addicted to this album.

Also listened to the EP trilogy (Not the Actual Events, Add Violence and Bad Witch) by Nine Inch Nails a couple times while cleaning earlier.

Took a listen to Gojira's The Art of Dying as well.
 
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