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August 28th, 2008, 04:16
Originally Posted by DeepO View Post
That was one rocking post, dteowner! Thanks.
Thought of another possibility for you, DeepO:
"Far From Refuge" by God Is An Astronaut

For me, one of my favorite bands:
"Riverful" by The Curtain Society

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August 28th, 2008, 05:18
Just dowloaded Halou's latest: Sawtooth

http://www.amazon.com/Sawtooth-EP/dp…9895769&sr=8-1

The six track album is over in the blink of an eye but it is fantastic.

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August 28th, 2008, 05:25
Listening to Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time.. great space rock! This one's got some spoken pieces by Michael Moorcock (Eternal Champion seires of books - if you haven't read 'em you should).

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August 30th, 2008, 11:47
@dte…'Far From Refuge'…liked it.
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Another golden oldie…
Here, Ronnie Montrose revamps, slows down and transforms a somewhat trash rock number, originally written by Rolling Stones Keith Richards and Mick Jagger (in respect of Kieth's drug taking notoriety days) into a rock track of tonal simplicity. The cue for the drum start is perfect.

"Connection" by Montrose. (from the Paper Money album)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5LFAZOQxr0
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August 31st, 2008, 03:55
Don't know when this got released, but it's very pretty. Their ep was quite good, too. This one is more dreamy and shows a stronger trip-hop influence than the older stuff.

"Amethyst" by The FLIR

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August 31st, 2008, 16:11
Here's something that might spark a little more interest around here than my usual fare. I'd call it a successful cross-pollination of Blondie and Garbage.

"Master Plan"
and
"Just a Fantasy" (warning-starts very quiet, don't crank your volume)
by theSTART

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September 3rd, 2008, 11:14
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Mmm….Flutwacht…a most unusual ambience.
"ambience" can influence "presence"…if the separation is distinct enough.
Flutwacht -> Flut = flood, Wacht = watch (the Watch which watches over things).

In this context it probably means a bunch of people watching the flood in case it might spring over the embankments near the sea, especially if the land behind them is situated lower than the sea.

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September 3rd, 2008, 18:32
Volbeat - The Garden's Tale

Volbeat - Radio Girl

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September 4th, 2008, 13:53
Never heard of Volbeat and I gotta say the whole experience was a little weird.

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September 4th, 2008, 14:17
Andrés Segovia playing Asturias Leyenda Preludio by Isaac Albéniz
Some prefer John Williams' version, the sound quality is certainly better, but I just love Segovia's interpretation.

John Williams and Julian Bream playing Spanish Dance no.1 by Enrique Granados

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September 4th, 2008, 20:02
Originally Posted by KazikluBey View Post
Andrés Segovia playing Asturias Leyenda Preludio by Isaac Albéniz
Some prefer John Williams' version, the sound quality is certainly better, but I just love Segovia's interpretation.

John Williams and Julian Bream playing Spanish Dance no.1 by Enrique Granados
Absolutely delicious!

Currently revisiting two solo works by Marty Friedman, Scenes and Introduction.

Valley of Eternity: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Crrnqc03Gjs
Bittersweet: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=yKjRKR24WDU

Friedman is much more famous for being a member of Megadeth but on these two records his talent shines the brightest. They´re still rocking (neoromantically).
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September 4th, 2008, 20:53
Never heard of Volbeat and I gotta say the whole experience was a little weird.
-> there are getting popular in Europe …

Volbeat - New Video of the song Sad Man's Tongue

Volbeat - Soulweeper #2

nice review

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This is along way from home considering my own musical tastes but in VOLBEAT we find some good ol’ Hard Rock more than a little influenced by Country and Elvis Presley, then mashed up with METALLICA tinged Metal riffing and Hardcore breakdowns like in “Boa”.

“Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil” is VOLBEAT’s sophomore release and is held with great esteem in their homeland Denmark, a nation comparatively Rock and Metal starved considering its neighbors. Fronted by the king of Danish rock Michael Poulsen, VOLBEAT go out of their way to turn the usual sensibilities of Rock on its head by borrowing from a slew of musical references. From the aforementioned country guitar slides in “Sad Man’s Tongue” and continually pervasive Presley style vocals prevalent in tracks like “Devil Or The Blue Cat’s Song,” “Sad Man’s Tongue” and “Radio Girl,” to Celtic edged punk ala DROPKICK MURPHYS with more metallic guitars in “The Garden’s Tale” and sixties pop-rock vocals, rhythms, guitars and structures in “Radio Girl” which then descend into chunky metal riffing.

The whole album feels a tad like a well constructed vehicle for the insanely dynamic vocal delivery of Poulsen who primarily utilizes an approach somewhere between Thrash and upbeat Doom whilst also throwing in a sense of self which soars through the plentiful choruses and Presley, come country, influenced tracks.

The guitars are well produced and fuse a sound familiar to old school Thrash fans and chugging more familiar to 90’s Modern Metal, whilst maintaining an understated element in the more musically diverse sections. Whilst the riffing is no great shakes from bands heard a million times before, there is something individualistic about the enthusiasm behind them, a case in point being the bridging riff in “Soulweeper #2” and their staple ability to shred independently yet powerfully behind the vocals.

The rhythm section do a competent job keeping up with the maelstrom of styles whilst instilling the driving metal sections with chunks, rolls and jumps. The overall sound is particularly gilded with a fantastic production which keeps all the elements where they should be even in the more off-the-wall moments.

I must admit I feared the worst when I received “Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil” and after it’s first spin I was thoroughly underwhelmed, but after continual listening I began to pick up on the sheer number of different musical elements that came together to create a truly unique sound in a genre flooded with little to no originality. Many bands would fall apart trying to cobble together so many musical styles, yet VOLBEAT integrate them into catchy, unusually upbeat songs which feel truly heartfelt. At once metal and then country but altogether rock, “Rock The Rebel/Metal the Devil” is an album any good Metal or Rock fan would find something to like in.

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September 5th, 2008, 06:53
This is along way from home considering my own musical tastes but in VOLBEAT we find some good ol’ Hard Rock more than a little influenced by Country and Elvis Presley, then mashed up with METALLICA tinged Metal riffing and Hardcore breakdowns like in “Boa”.
Yep, that's exactly what I meant by "weird." I'd love to hear these guys do a cover of "Blue Sued Shoes" or some other Elvis song.

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September 11th, 2008, 04:56
Very sleepy, I is, so tonight's offering will be a nice spacey close-yer-eyes-n-drift tune:
"Knowing and not Caring" by Titania

Works even better if you get good stereo seperation, such as with headphones.

On a distantly related sidenote, is anyone else pissed off that even frickin Enya isn't safe from the rappers? Boadicea is my favorite song of hers, too…

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September 11th, 2008, 09:09
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus.
This album eats most music for breakfast .

Solo Dancer: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=gJNPDwkgT7U
Incredible.
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September 11th, 2008, 11:44
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The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus.
This album eats most music for breakfast .

Solo Dancer: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=gJNPDwkgT7U
Incredible.
That came round on my iPod last night going home … absolutely love that. Mingus is truly one of the great modern composers.

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September 11th, 2008, 15:38
What exactly are you referring to dte? Some rapper using Enya as a melody now? Do you have a link? Wouldn't Enya have to agree to such? So really it's her fault as much as anyones.

One of my biggest complaints with that genre is the abundance of ripped off melodies. While there is some talented stuff out there, it seems most rappers are content to put their own words to songs someone else created long ago. Are they just lazy or not creative enough?

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September 11th, 2008, 18:47
Yanni - Nightbird

Cant believe this but, i thin I'm a Yanni convert. Been listening to his stuff a bit, and it's really good to work to and all that. Me and my girl have found that it's great jigsaw puzzling music as well.

Have "ultimate Yanni" on order right now, I'll let y'all know how that turns out ='.'=
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September 11th, 2008, 19:10
Well, Fugees sampled Boadicea in 1996:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XUrJdf4PbEk
Mario Winans in 2004:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=frvg9hfJYBo
also, The Pirates:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hXEAT6QlYwA

I´m guessing Fugees since they´re most rappish .

Thanks to enthusiastic youtube public there´s now a backfire as well and we can say that even frickin´ rappers aren´t safe from Enya:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=akxuhRjHfjQ

Btw, I´m not a fan of Enya, just found this ripping-off business funny. Watermark is a decent album though.

As for creative rap, try some Madvillain for example. Yeah, there´s a lot of sampling, but it´s a creative, postmodern, contextual kind.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=nzUY6Iiur6E
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=D-4WteF5VZU

Plus two gangsta points for me.
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September 11th, 2008, 19:14
Based on another thread here it probably should have been: "We will all go together when we go" by Tom Lehrer. But it's not.

Right now it's "Dinosaur" by King Crimson, from their album "Thrak". I think I'll listen to a lot of King Crimson this weekend!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=333vY1bnSHI

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