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August 10th, 2008, 11:54
Ah Yes, Durutti Column, they made the worlds first ever DAT (digital audi tape) recording with "The Guitar and other Machines" album, which contained my fave drum style track "When the World" - Vinni Reilly is a great guitar style influence.
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Jim Stafford - "Swamp Witch"

An old track from way back. The light grunge wah effect backing shows just how it should be done, detectable but not dominant over lyrics, a ideal blend to the drum rhythm perfect for iambic poetry styles. The sirenic voice of the swamp witch adds atmosphere to this eerie tale.

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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LI2HxOOPnig

Lyrics.
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/jim+sta…_20344561.html

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August 11th, 2008, 11:13
I just did a 20-year retrospective on Bobby McFerrin's Simple Pleasures, the one that has 'Don't Worry, Be Happy'.

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Hard to believe it's been 20 years… Mrs dte hatedhatedhated that song, so I used to sing it to her back in the day.

Found a complete version of an LSD classic. At the band website, of all places . Most of you will probably find the beginning to be a snoozer. For the brave souls with patience, the payoff hits about 2:45. The slow, delicate intro is the perfect contrast to the powerful finish. Yes folks, it's the shoegaze version of the 80s power ballad…
"Will You Fade" by Love Spirals Downwards

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August 12th, 2008, 06:24
Just returned from a festival. These were the bands that impressed me the most:

The Other: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoLO9vfr-l4
A former Misfits cover band; they do sound a lot like Iron maiden, too.
Blitzkid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5wt302oph0
They were pretty intense. And I happened to meet one of them later on in the crowd.
Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2geKwHdC98
They might be something for dte. Very relaxing, too.

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Hard Ons - Something About You

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August 12th, 2008, 13:44
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Hard to believe it's been 20 years… Mrs dte hatedhatedhated that song, so I used to sing it to her back in the day.
It is easy to understand those who hated it - it was massively overplayed, even for someone like me who doesn't ever listen to radio.

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August 12th, 2008, 19:32
Radio saturation wasn't the problem. If it didn't involve long hair and leather pants, Mrs dte wasn't interested back then. Not sure how I squeezed into that worldview…

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August 12th, 2008, 20:08
Adding some textural music today.

Ulrich Schnauss, one of my favourite "chillout" artists.
His "In Strangely Isolated Place" album works really great after those full-night beerstorms . Also, itīs a bliss listening to it while highway driving.

In All the Wrong Places - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pUAUHyxRpU

Monday Paracetamol - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjacfNpitlQ
Soundscapes in this one are VAST and pictures in the video nicely complements that.

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August 12th, 2008, 21:02
Schnauss is probably the biggest name going in shoegaze/dreampop right now, as much for his remixing work as his original tunes. There's hope for you yet, DeepO. Although that's not my favorite flavor of the genre, I can dig you up a few similar artists if you're interested.

edit- BTW, I forgot to mention that the main guy from Durutti Column (Andy?)posts on the shoegaze board from time to time. I've never got my head around these "rock stars" being real people.

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August 12th, 2008, 22:37
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Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2geKwHdC98
They might be something for dte. Very relaxing, too.
Not bad, Jaz. The vocals are a bit prominent and repetitive for my taste, but I'm sure some of that is the limits of live mixing and recording.

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August 12th, 2008, 22:38
By the way, Peter Heppner (former voice of Wolfsheim) released a solo album. I heard it was called 'Solo' and contained songs with English and German lyrics, but I haven't seen or heard it yet. Just thought dte might be interested.

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Ordo sounded pretty good on the big stage… a lot better than in the video.

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August 12th, 2008, 22:58
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I will be ordering it, I love "stars on fire" atm. Tomorrow will be different as you know. lol
Hey, lady, did you get your cd, and what did you think of it???

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August 12th, 2008, 23:36
Originally Posted by dteowner View Post
Schnauss is probably the biggest name going in shoegaze/dreampop right now, as much for his remixing work as his original tunes. There's hope for you yet, DeepO. Although that's not my favorite flavor of the genre, I can dig you up a few similar artists if you're interested.

edit- BTW, I forgot to mention that the main guy from Durutti Column (Andy?)posts on the shoegaze board from time to time. I've never got my head around these "rock stars" being real people.
Hm, didnīt realize heīs that big . However, his last album blows imo.
If you can dig up similar artists, something with a bit of jazzy flavour would be nice.

There seem to be a lot of real people on the Internet recently. Cool to know there are some rock stars in the mix .

As for your hope comment, I guess not .
Shoegaze/dreampop is nice but when I really want to be blown away I prefer artists who push the limits further, such as, for example, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum which Iīm listening to right now.
Their videos are nicely idiosyncratic and basically, well, awesome, so Iīm not shy to post them here:

A Hymn To The Morning Star
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD_5T…eature=related

Helpless Corpses Enactment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELyco68w5ks

Widening Eye
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX67nl-esFg

Btw, my totally favourite "chillout" track is Arvo Partīs Tabula Rasa - Silentium.
17 minutes of absolute peace.
On Youtube, thereīs one video with a vignette from it, so Iīm adding it as well, even though it may be a repost:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OwdlKiB_ro
The incriminated part starts at 2:48.

Hm, thatīs one horrible post Iīve made here. Too much yerba mate, I guess.
Ah, well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwqxloYwsJg
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August 15th, 2008, 22:31
Jazzy gazer is a little tougher…I'll have to see what I can come up with.

I've been overdosing on Birthday Massacre via MySpace. Still haven't found their cd in a store, so I'll probably have to break down on get it online. Did come across something fun via MySpace connections, though, or rather, it came across me.

If ya like Gigolo Aunts or Jellyfish, (that's Byrds + Beatles + modern production, for you oldtimers) I think you'll find this appealling:

"Do You Wanna" by happenstance

edit- OK, some jazz-ish possibilities for you, DeepO (actually a fair lean toward trip-hop in a couple cases):
Flux cd from LSD: "City Moon"
Raymond Scott Woolson: "This Tragedy Transformed"
Czarles: "Another Try"
Cork: "Somethingelectric" (I think this qualifies as a very rare cd that I own)

edit2- I assume you already know about Boards of Canada?

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August 16th, 2008, 17:34
That was one rocking post, dteowner! Thanks.
Especially happenstance and Czarles rule.
And yeah, Boards of Canada is the only band I already know of those youīve listed. "Music Has the Right to Children" and "Geogaddi" are great.

Currently listening to Radůza, my favourite czech artist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWl3B3a5R2Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHNC-tn6Gts

These two songs leave me in shreds.

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August 19th, 2008, 03:32
Although I haven't been in the mood for proper gazing the past week or two, I would be a total failure as a disciple of the Waze of the Gaze if I didn't give this new group a little love:

"Heard Inside the Sun" by dreamtiger

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August 20th, 2008, 16:03
Just to add in on the Ulrich Schnauss debate. "In a Strangely Isolated Place" by Ulrich Schnauss very quickly becomes annoying. That was my experience with the album at least. The melody compositions were too simple.
Since then I've stayed away from him. If you like chilled/ambient music I would rather recommend Stars of the Lid. "Even if You're Never Awake (Deuxieme)" is one of their greater songs from their album "Stars of the Lid and their Refinement of the Decline".

And personally I prefer Board's of Canada's latest album "The Campfire Headphase". Mostly because of the general acoustic or natural sound it has. But well, BoC's albums can't really be divided into grades of quality. They are all good. Though I have yet to experience Geogaddi.

Currently I'm going through Ennio Morriocone's repertoire for the films of Sergio Leone. What a soundtrack composer.

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August 23rd, 2008, 17:02
Iīve got The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid but Iīm not using it as a chillout music. Usually, I put volume really up and let my flat shake.
Also, Lustmord.
And yeah, Schnauss is compositionally pretty average pop but I really like to be washed by those soundwaves from time to time.

Ennio Morriconeīs work with Leone is the pinnacle of film soundtracking. Even Hitchock/Herrmann werenīt that congenial.
I still canīt believe that Morricone and Leone were attending the same elementary school.

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Buena - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP8QhblSkRI
The bass setup!!

and magnificient Jane Doe by Converge:
Concubine / Fault & Fracture - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1XEv2SIPPg&NR=1

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August 23rd, 2008, 17:50
Our company's cafeteria chef introduced me to his friend's Noise label: Apocalyptic Radio, especially the acts N.STRAHL.N and Flutwacht.
I really like Flutwacht's ambient noise - here's an example:
http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=AX30p7…eature=related

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Mmm….Flutwacht…a most unusual ambience.
"ambience" can influence "presence"…if the separation is distinct enough.
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"Connection" by Elastica
(with the stereo tags enabled for your convenience)

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