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April 26th, 2008, 13:10
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* Even if you had a Festival photo pass, you needed an extra Tool photo pass (for extra money) to take pics of Tool (none of the other bands including the Sunday headliners did that).
* There were special places/seats for disabled people right to the sides of the stage. Guess which band asked their roadies to empty these seats even though the additional space wasn't used?
* Tool didn't appear on the official festival shirt and CD because they wanted to sell their own shirts and CDs.

Yeah I know that many biggos do this, but it seriously put me off.
I can understand that.

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My favorite prog rockers are Dream Theater.
And mine. They also seem like a rather friendly band, to me at last.

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April 26th, 2008, 22:01
Ummm… these are the prettiest guys Ive seen in a *long* time. Ah yes, the song is kind of nice, too .

http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=N9wPK4GytLk

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April 27th, 2008, 21:38
Well, I found the perfect breakup album… Bon Jovi - These Days. Funny, I've owned it for years, but sort of forgot about it. I can't get much more perfectly fitting song lyrics than what is found in "This Ain't A Love Song" and "My Guitar Lies Bleeding in My Arms."

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April 27th, 2008, 22:17
Whoa! Bon Jovi?!
Is that more like funeral-doom or doom-death ?!


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April 28th, 2008, 00:24
Ah, Jabber, Mrs dte would be so proud.

@Jaz- I can see the two red heads as men, but I think I'd need additional data to believe the blue one. I even tried a few other vids, but none of them seem to do much in the way of closeups.

Slightly off kilter for me today. Blame 120 Minutes for getting me into this cd. I tried the other three JJ cds and I wasn't overly impressed, but this one still gets the occasional spin a decade later.
"Zeroes and Ones" by Jesus Jones

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April 28th, 2008, 07:40
The 'blue girl' is Mana-sama; the man presumedly started the Gothic Lolita craze in Japan, and he has his own GL fashion label. He'd make a pretty girl for sure…
Try some of the newer videos, preferrably of Moi Dix Mois (Malice Mizer split back in 2001)… like this interview, for example. Mana is the guy in the middle, the one who doesn't speak (he never does, thoug he sang in a few select titles, and his voice is horrible):
http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=HX4x1W7fvss

Zeroes and Ones is the only JJ song I really like .

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April 28th, 2008, 08:09
Originally Posted by Zakhary View Post
Whoa! Bon Jovi?!
Is that more like funeral-doom or doom-death ?!
No kidding! There's one to slit your wrists to. One of the most insidious genres - Hair Doom!

I'm listening to the Sweeney Todd Soundtrack. Fun listen, love it
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April 28th, 2008, 10:27
Just picked up 'Little Pop Rock' by a band called Sister Vanilla, and it's pretty good. Fairly mellow, a little like Mazzy Star.

http://www.amazon.com/Little-Pop-Roc…9368176&sr=8-1
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April 28th, 2008, 14:48
Originally Posted by lghartveit View Post
Currently its mostly progressive metal (Dream Theater, Symphony X, Fates Warning,…), with a healthy dose of 60-70's psychedelia and eurorock: Early Pink Floyd, Steve Hillage, Can, Holger Czukay. Actually also some Porcupine Tree, although they are a bit younger.

And Kate Bush.
Personally, I've grown to love her last double-album, "Aerial". I just love how rather" silent" and "quiet" it is … It's difficult to describe … It's a bit like "smooth music" to me.
Except the ending of the last song of course, which always leaves me quite disturbed.

Generally, I prefer progressive rock / art rock.

The last days I'bve been digging out and listening Tony Banks' (of Genesis) last album several times again: "Seven". It's fully made with an orchestra, ans "easy listening". Imho.

My most favourite music genre is still the so-called "classic rock", though, rock music with (an) orchestra.
Of which imho the album "We know what we like" is the best example - the London Symphony Orchestra plays works of Genesis.
http://www.amazon.com/We-Know-What-L…/dp/B000003EUJ

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April 29th, 2008, 01:29
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Is that more like funeral-doom or doom-death ?!
I've got something for you, though it's not exactly funeral doom.
It's one of the most beautiful and sad compositions ever created.
Besides, there's usually not enough of Arvo Part in this kind of threads
It's from Tabula Rasa record which I completely recommend because it's Arvo Part at his best: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb6W7xIFeyA

You may also like Symphony No.3 by Henryk Gorecki.
Here's the second movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miLV0o4AhE4

Of course, there is also famous Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber, but you probably heard it already. Anyway, here's one version with an interesting video footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM16-X6XZjg

Wishing you a sorrowful listen!
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April 29th, 2008, 02:12
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I've got something for you, though it's not exactly funeral doom.
It's one of the most beautiful and sad compositions ever created.
Besides, there's usually not enough of Arvo Part in this kind of threads
It's from Tabula Rasa record which I completely recommend because it's Arvo Part at his best: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb6W7xIFeyA

You may also like Symphony No.3 by Henryk Gorecki.
Here's the second movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miLV0o4AhE4

Of course, there is also famous Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber, but you probably heard it already. Anyway, here's one version with an interesting video footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM16-X6XZjg

Wishing you a sorrowful listen!
Good lord of the Jabberwocks! I think I'll go back to doom metal! That stuff you listed would suck the life outta Big Bird!!

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April 29th, 2008, 03:29
Yeah, the stuff I listed goes into emotional depths most of the other artists can only dream of (or maybe not even that). I enjoy those compositions for their sheer intensity and the fact that it communicate such strong emotions with me, as a listener, makes me feel more alive in the end.

Anyway, I'm also a big fan of some Dead Can Dance's records, namely Within the Realm of a Dying Sun and Into the Labyrinth.

So, Jabberwocky, maybe this song from the latter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxWzrRy3xVg might help Big Bird to fly high again, though it'd be on the wings of nostalgia.

The former album might be also right up your (or Zakhary's) alley, I think it inspired many doomy tuned bands.
Take this song, for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbkhe8-cvYI

I'm sorry if I'm being redundant which I probably am since DCD are pretty well known.
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April 29th, 2008, 04:02
My mom just sent me a CD for my birthday - it was just re-released, and amazingly enough it was something I hadn't picked up on vinyl or a previous CD reissue.

Ornette Coleman - Live at Town Hall 1962

This came from his ~4-5 year 'retirement' from music, and is his only release of the time period. 4 songs - three are in a nice open trio format, and the fourth (actually the third song on the CD) is an experimental string quartet composition.

The composition (and Coleman's playing on the trio music, if you listen closely enough) are all early expressions of a musical theory Coleman was working on called 'Harmolodicism', where harmony, melody, rhythm, and tempo are all given equal weight. This means that the composer and improvisers are freed from the need for a tonal or rhythmic center.

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April 29th, 2008, 04:56
My first experience with DCD was probably my favorite:
"American Dreaming"

Lisa's tracks were always a little too weird for me to really enjoy, but Brenden had a fairly good sense of melody. I bought "Into the Labyrinth" thinking I was getting the above track (mail order cassette, I do know how to read a track listing, ya jackals). Enjoyed a few tracks that were pleasant surprises, but never really dug any deeper.

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April 29th, 2008, 20:49
This guy is… weird. He performs all alone on stage, with a violin, a microphone and a computer playing the samples of the other instruments he plays and recorded. My friend saw him on stage a few days ago and was totally delighted:

http://www.matthowden.com/siebenf.html

You'll find MP3 samples of his stuff when you choose albums from the dropdown menu.
Dte will probably like some of his tracks.

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April 29th, 2008, 23:00
Yep you pegged it…. weird.

Listening to Tarja: My Winter Storm.
Picked it up cheap on ebay. Figured there's gotta be some decent stuff on there. There is, although it's hard to decide- Should Nightwish have kept her and made one really awesome album, or are we better off that they parted and so now got two mediocre albums?

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April 29th, 2008, 23:48
I've given only 1 track a listen so far, Jaz, but it didn't seem that weird to me. Probably wouldn't buy it, but wouldn't change the channel if it came on the radio.

This group is decidedly hit-n-miss for me, but one of their new tracks is kind of interesting. Huge spaghetti western vibe there.
"On the Run" by The Lost Patrol

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April 30th, 2008, 19:29
Echoes is my favourite Pink Floyd song. 2001: Space Odyssey one of my favourite sci-fi films so watching those two together is quite a bliss for me.
Echoes combined with the last part of 2001 is quite legendary and it can be experienced here (best in full screen):
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLfIqHJ2HGQ
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juD0kj7AlFw
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-4s8rfSxQg

Part 1 is a great complement to my morning tea and part 3 is just completely badass!
I recommend this to everyone but especially to fans of Pink Floyd and/or Kubrick/Clarke.
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May 1st, 2008, 00:34
For those of you that shared my excitement over Fragile a few months ago, he's got a new demo track up. Quite good!
"2 Soon"

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May 2nd, 2008, 18:33
Necrophagist - Stabwound
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIPVlErQIlg

Delightfully complex and - at times - even melodic prog-death.
The songwriting is brilliant and the musicianship virtuosic.
The whole album is absolutely fantastic. Even the lyrics are,
surprisingly, excellent on this sophomore album "Epitaph".

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