|
Your continuous donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » General Forums » Off-Topic » The ever-popular "Currently Listening" thread

Default The ever-popular "Currently Listening" thread

January 17th, 2010, 19:36
We've been listening to loads of Slacker / Pandora piping from my roid into our kitchen sound system … so nothing specific (everyone has a couple of 'channels' and we just jump between them on occasion).

— Mike
txa1265 is offline

txa1265

txa1265's Avatar
SasqWatch

#2141

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Corning, NY USA
Posts: 11,329

Default 

January 17th, 2010, 19:39
Oh - have to share this … Pat Metheny has an upcoming work called Orchestrion, and I post about how he has made a public 'introduction' about how he has devised the construct. Sort of a SteamPunk evolution of a player piano in a way …

Even if you have no interest in instrumental music you need to check this out.

— Mike
txa1265 is offline

txa1265

txa1265's Avatar
SasqWatch

#2142

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Corning, NY USA
Posts: 11,329

Default 

January 17th, 2010, 20:37
Orchestrions are great. I love automata with a passion… anyway, this way a very cool vid.

Semper HiFi!
Motto of the 54th Groove Bde.
Jaz is offline

Jaz

Jaz's Avatar
SC-2201
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#2143

Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,322

Default 

January 19th, 2010, 17:40
I'm not sure if I posted this before… If I did it's still worth another listen.

Übereil

For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.

H. L. Mencken

The Chaos Cascade
Ubereil is offline

Ubereil

Ubereil's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch

#2144

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,263

Default 

January 19th, 2010, 21:25
The ScreaTHE SCREAMERS - ridiculously cool punk band consisting of a drummer, two keyboardists and a vocalist called Tomata. They were so punk they haven´t even recorded an album so they´re only available via bootlegs and comps.
However, they also made some vids (circa 1978):
122 Hours of Fear
Vertigo
Eva Braun
This band plain and simply ruled. Pity it hasn´t lasted longer.

On a different note,
Bülent Ortaçgil - Benimle Oynar Mısın (1974)
By far the best album of a turkish sorta Nick Drake.
A very pleasant chamber folk, basically.
Olmali Mi Olmamali Mi
Anlamsız
Benimle Oynar Mısın (a strong Tears in Heaven vibe in this one btw)

What you think about most, is what you become.
Last edited by DeepO; January 19th, 2010 at 22:24.
DeepO is offline

DeepO

DeepO's Avatar
deep outside

#2145

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Prague
Posts: 2,285

Default 

January 20th, 2010, 04:31
Recently released cover of the Cranberries' tune from my good friends. I think they did a good job with it. Enjoy!

"Linger" by Makaras Pen

Sorry. No pearls of wisdom in this oyster.
Dallas Cowboys: *sigh* / / Detroit Red Wings: Took injuries to see them, but how about them youngsters!
dteowner is offline

dteowner

dteowner's Avatar
Shoegazer

#2146

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 11,260

Default 

January 20th, 2010, 08:31
@ubereil: Tangerine Dream is great, but I like the older pieces (Phaedra,Rubycon..) best.

Now here are 3 supergroups:

Office of Strategic Influence (Jim Matheos from Fates Warning, Kevin Moore of Dream Theater/Croma Key fame): Be the hero from their album "Blood".

The Dead Weather (Jack White from White Stripes, along with Dean Fertita from Queens of the Stone Age among others): Treat me like your mother (Horehound). I, like the vocals of Alison Mosshart.

And finally "Them Crooked Vultures" with David Grohl (Foo Fighters), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age): Elephants (live).

Great rock music!

I think I need to take a look at Queens of the Stone Age.

pibbur

Guest

#2147

Posts: n/a

Default 

January 24th, 2010, 05:35
Originally Posted by pibbur View Post
I think I need to take a look at Queens of the Stone Age.
Yeah. Rated R and Songs for the Deaf at least.
Rated R feels a lot like a fun jam, Songs for the Deaf are more hitsy and controlled, both are rather eclectic, gooovy and really good all around.

Kinda inspired me to spin new Kylesa - Static Tension.
Well put together sludge with a speciality in the form of two drummers.
Not particularly innovative, just a good mix of heaviness, groove and occasional melody.
Scapegoat
Only One
Unknown Awareness

What you think about most, is what you become.
DeepO is offline

DeepO

DeepO's Avatar
deep outside

#2148

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Prague
Posts: 2,285

Default 

January 24th, 2010, 11:18
Originally Posted by pibbur View Post
@ubereil: Tangerine Dream is great, but I like the older pieces (Phaedra,Rubycon..) best.
The problem with them is the same problem I have with every band who's released 20+ albums. That being finding a decent entry point. I'll look out those two examples though.

Übereil

For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.

H. L. Mencken

The Chaos Cascade
Ubereil is offline

Ubereil

Ubereil's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch

#2149

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,263

Default 

January 25th, 2010, 20:22
I'll add two more for you: "Rubycon" and "Stratosfear".

pibbur

Guest

#2150

Posts: n/a

Default 

January 25th, 2010, 20:28
Mass Effect 2 soundtrack … pretty cool stuff, but falls into a rut pretty quickly

— Mike
txa1265 is offline

txa1265

txa1265's Avatar
SasqWatch

#2151

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Corning, NY USA
Posts: 11,329

Default 

January 26th, 2010, 00:10
Brown Bird - Severed Soul. Sounds mellow.

"Mystery is important. To know everything, to know the whole truth, is dull. There is no magic in that. Magic is not knowing, magic is wondering about what and how and where." ~ Cortez, from The Longest Journey
Arhu is offline

Arhu

Arhu's Avatar
Feline Wizard
RPGWatch Team

#2152

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 2,313

Default 

January 26th, 2010, 18:45
Originally Posted by DeepO View Post
Well put together sludge with a speciality in the form of two drummers.
"Sludge" & "two drummers"… reminded me of the Melvins latest line up - and with that I highly recommend:

A Senile Animal, an excellent album ESPECIALLY for a band which has been around for as long as the Melvins have - it has a lot of energy, sound is great, and they also explore a bit of new ground with a 2nd drummer and some harmonies courtesy of new bass player (actually, new bassist and 2nd drummer were the core of another band).

Although it's not as sludgy as classic Melvins (except for the last 2 tracks which are quite sludgy ).

Oblivion cares about YOU!
Relayer is offline

Relayer

Relayer's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch

#2153

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 757

Default 

January 26th, 2010, 23:01
Just finished the Mass Effect 2 soundtrack … not bad, but not really memorable as stand-alone music based on my first listen. Nothing like some of the themes from Dragon Age, Risen or Divinity II that have stuck with me …

— Mike
txa1265 is offline

txa1265

txa1265's Avatar
SasqWatch

#2154

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Corning, NY USA
Posts: 11,329

Default 

January 28th, 2010, 22:01
Fight the powah!

You could easily make a Bruja Anarch out of the last chorus.

Übereil

For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.

H. L. Mencken

The Chaos Cascade
Ubereil is offline

Ubereil

Ubereil's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch

#2155

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,263

Default 

January 29th, 2010, 05:24
Originally Posted by Ubereil View Post
Fight the powah!
Funny enough, when you said 'Fight the Power', I thought of THIS!

— Mike
txa1265 is offline

txa1265

txa1265's Avatar
SasqWatch

#2156

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Corning, NY USA
Posts: 11,329

Default 

January 29th, 2010, 12:24
Trash80 - Icarus-EP

Pretty cool multi-layered chiptune/pop/electronic hybrids, free for download. Sodium Sonet is a bit slower than the others. They also have very soothing, relaxing and slightly melancholic piano-type pieces on there, like A Sloth's Song or the Weeklies 2004 collection.

Found them on http://www.8bitpeoples.com/

"Mystery is important. To know everything, to know the whole truth, is dull. There is no magic in that. Magic is not knowing, magic is wondering about what and how and where." ~ Cortez, from The Longest Journey
Arhu is offline

Arhu

Arhu's Avatar
Feline Wizard
RPGWatch Team

#2157

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 2,313

Default 

January 30th, 2010, 22:13
Smoke and Mirrors - The Eden House



Out of left field I started listening to this one, the cover caught my eye while I was looking at other cds, listened to the samples a few times then hit youtube and was impressed. Plodding kinda ethereal echoey female fronted semi-goth stuff. Supposedly some influentian and famous artists behind the project, I dont know who any of these people are but like what I'm hearing.

Worth the 9 bucks so far, me and Tigress enjoying it
xSamhainx is offline

xSamhainx

xSamhainx's Avatar
Paws of Doom

#2158

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 4,615

Default 

January 30th, 2010, 23:17
Eden house was nice. Found it on emusic for 10 download credits, which amounts to $4.

pibbur

Guest

#2159

Posts: n/a

Default 

January 31st, 2010, 17:53
Influential people indeed. Monica Richards is the voice from Faith and the Muse. Julianne Regan fronted All About Eve. There's a guy from Fields of Nephilim, too.

Here's their MySpace, which has some info on who's who.
http://www.myspace.com/theedenhouseuk

Good pointer, Sammy. Ethereal, but still very lush and powerful.

Sorry. No pearls of wisdom in this oyster.
Dallas Cowboys: *sigh* / / Detroit Red Wings: Took injuries to see them, but how about them youngsters!
dteowner is offline

dteowner

dteowner's Avatar
Shoegazer

#2160

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 11,260
RPGWatch Forums » General Forums » Off-Topic » The ever-popular "Currently Listening" thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:46.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch