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No. 38017
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Discuss all things related to music from new discoveries to debates about musicians and the impact of their work.

Digging this lately:
https://youtu.be/yAo42BFos98

Over this land

Over this waaaaaaaaaaaaaaasteland
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No. 38027
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I've been on a Scriabin binge lately, listening mostly to his études etc., but there's also his overly ambitious magnum opus that he left unfinished, after several decades it was completed by Alexander Nemtin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4YSysUn-Bk

Scriabin described his vision of the performance as following:
>"There will not be a single spectator. All will be participants. The work requires special people, special artists and a completely new culture. The cast of performers includes an orchestra, a large mixed choir, an instrument with visual effects, dancers, a procession, incense, and rhythmic textural articulation. The cathedral in which it will take place will not be of one single type of stone but will continually change with the atmosphere and motion of the Mysterium. This will be done with the aid of mists and lights, which will modify the architectural contours."

The music is already impressive by itself, but I imagine it'd be a wholly different level to see it performed live appropriately.
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No. 38037
Some months ago, I found this song but I still haven't found anything that can surpass it. It makes all other music sound like the infantile efforts of children.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZOrQ4PCp2g
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No. 38040
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>>38037
I feel obligated to post this, along with the attached video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw3UoFIs8eg
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No. 38041
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>>38037
>>38040
And attached are some recs from a friend
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No. 38046
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Lately I have been listening to:

Datach'i
Legowelt
Bladee

rate
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No. 38129
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Been listening to a lot of Canterbury scene. So far, my favorite would have to be Space Shanty by Khan. Stranded and Driving to Amsterdam are top tier.
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No. 38134
>The Strawbs - The Hangman and the Papist
https://youtu.be/VXctUEWE92c
The "Forgive me, God, we hang him in Thy name"-passage counts to best things I've ever heard in folk music.
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No. 38136
For me it's Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin.
Vocal Trance, Psy/goa trance
County and Irish folk music.
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No. 38138
>>38046
I really loved Datach'i when I discovered them (same time I discovered Venetrian Snares, so maybe ~2008) and thanks to you I've now remembered their existence. Gotta check out new releases from the last 10 years, which honestly gets me a bit excited right now :3
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No. 38145
>>38138
I enjoyed System and Bones. I haven't listened to his earlier stuff yet however so your mileage may vary.
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No. 38160
>>38145
I mostly listened to two albums: 'The Elements' and 'Shock Diamonds'. The former is more melodic, you could say "easier" on the ears while the latter is rather abstract and represents the pinnacle of IDM in my book. Or at least it did 10 years ago, I should have a listen and re-evaluate...
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No. 38172
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Just something that came to mind recently
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No. 38176
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>>38172
Very nice, and in vorbis too.
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No. 38185
>>38160
Listened to a bit of Shock Diamonds. I found it interesting, but more in the manner of a cool field recording than music if that makes any sense. Compared to that album, I think these two most recent Datach’i albums are definitely a departure towards a more accessible style.
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No. 38211 Kontra
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>>38176
>and in vorbis too
It's actually opus in the OGG, not vorbis. I use opus due to it being slightly more performant (though marginal at 128k). The main reason I wrap it in an OGG is because this will activate the built-in player on Discord, so people can play it directly from the chat client's page. A raw opus stream would have to opened in another tab or downloaded.

I usually use the following ffmpeg flags to go from lossless to lossy:
ffmpeg -i [SOURCE].flac -b:a 128k -application audio -c:a libopus -vn [OUTPUT].ogg

Polite sage for off-topic.
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No. 38235
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh8WeJ3fWqk

Apparently Russia has a Space Force too, and they have a fire anthem/march.
Excuse me for saying it but with the orchestration, it sounds like an anime opening.
*Space Battleship Yamato Potemkin* :D
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No. 38242
>>38235
Meh. Here's the spaciest Russian song, IMO:
https://youtu.be/K_61Bdtu0kc

Or maybe this one:
https://youtu.be/BA4WLpevM2U

Or even this one:
https://youtu.be/tkaN56f94jw

There are also space songs as old as mammoth shit like "Знаете, каким он парнем был", or electronic stuff that wasn't necessarily meant to be about space but still was spacey as hell, like Eduard Artemyev or Zodiaks (it is intentionally spacey (or Space-y, because their biggest influence is Didier Marouani, heh), but they aren't Russian though). Soviet people loved space.
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No. 38245
>>38235
Wow that is campier sounding than the Village People
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No. 38254 Kontra
>>38211
That's very clever, I wish opus had wider support.
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No. 38280
Gijensu - Red Tooth District [ISM001]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lhUI7b_5GI

DYEN - Flashbacks [ISMVA002.3]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar9y41LmZrs

Under Black Helmet - Direct Collapse [KRLF011]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dotwTbMMw5A
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No. 38285
>>38242
Interesting, moost probably nobody know "Трава у Дома" from foreigns. Actually thinking about that, only russian songs are known is different 18-19 centuary classics and different communist\soviet molitary\hymn stuff probably and nothing more. Or some shit like "hardbass" or what it's even mean.
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No. 38398
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Been listening to a lot of STRFKR this past week. It's slow, indie/synthpop and is a bit different from what I usually have on, but we go where the mood takes us, right?

Starfucker // STRFKR - Golden Light
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF1sfqnp8kk

STRFKR - Julius
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTuygg7TD6U

STRFKR - Bury Us Alive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHpz_xml7Gg

STRFKR - Never Ever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSMBqnHyWlY

STRFKR // Florida
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28KOYyT56Rg
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No. 38457
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>Bernard Herrmann - Wuthering Heights - "I have dreamt."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbqt0NwUaXA
Jesus, this aria is so gorgeous. I almost get into fits of crying because it's such pure and unaltered emotion, which rarely ever happens with any music I listen to (but may also be the case because I was highly instable in the last weeks and today some of the pressure pulling me down went away). I only knew Herrmann as a composer of film music so far and didn't even watch one of the movies), who would have thought that he wrote some wonderful neo-romanticist opera? Never again will I look down on american culture, this opera makes up for all the degeneracy spread.
A shame it's not regularily played at all in the operas and you can't find a video online.
You can listen to the whole thing on youtube though, so do it! I haven't even read wuthering heights but only know a few things about the story and you already get all of the emotions burned into you as through a magnifying glass, it's simply hnnnnng. Really makes me wanna read Bronte's original or at least the libretto. And there's a moby dick cantata from Herrmann as well, which I only listened a bit of but it seems equally wonderful.
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No. 38475
Is it normal that I'm not a musical person? All people around talk about groups, albums, clips, there famous bands etc. but I somehow always was far from it and all, like lliteraly all songs and music I listen is from movies and videogames - ones I have other connection beyound songs itself. Even things like Africa from toto - I just liked it on radio in vice city. Never even can remember when "oh I found out %singer_name% and started losten him because I like" since even good for me music - if it has no additional connection to me, it not "ticks" inside to re-listen it over and over.
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No. 38478
>>38475
Yep, nothing wrong with that. Music is just one form of art, you don't really have to have an interest in each and every kind of artistic expression. A lot of people don't like literature, for example, or visual arts. It just so happens that music is one of the more accessible and less time-consuming arts to experience (creating it is a different case, though), and that's why it's popular among a wide audience.
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No. 38484
>>38475
Well, it's not necessarily bad or something but I'd definitely say that you miss out. Sure, one of the things that binds us to music is the emotional connection. Probably it's even a basic condition to enjoy music.
Great music should not need any other context than itself to create an emotional connection to the listener.
I want you to participate in an experiment. Sit or lie down, maybe close your eyes and listen to this (only takes you 11min). Report what you feel afterwards.

https://youtu.be/J-qoaioG2UA
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No. 38495
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K69_m4gtZDk

Russian rock album from 1989. The first track is very good and I like it very much.
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No. 38515
>>38478
Well I have interest, but I need more than just music itself often. But if this music have it - I almost never tired of it.

>>38484
Wagner is cassics. As just music for me it's well just "generic orchestral background music" that sounds nice but I has nothing real with this music. If I'll watch whole opera from start to finish and I'll like it, music will clearly will be in my playlists for long time.

Like for example, this - same as some other tracks from DOW Winter Assult in my playlist for like... 12 years?
https://youtu.be/9NWEmnRbkRw
But I bet without emotional connections, specific scenes and other tracks - namely main Ig theme from game that I also like and which this is basicly "slow background remix" of I'd find this boring.

>>38495
Super ultra classics lol. ||Hungary partially involved in death of main person of this group, thia death was as big thing as Kurt Cobain's one on the west lol. Don't worry, it was not murder but road accident||
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No. 38569
Some experimental minimal techno, really ebin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9dGT0rA5WI

>>38515
>Warhammer music
I'm not really into it, but this really slaps:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBEUwkvNbks
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No. 38710
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The Random Picture Thread brought this to mind; it's my favorite Tragically Hip song:

Tragically Hip- Fireworks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUdsABw3HN8

The lyrics are brilliant:

If there's a goal that everyone remembers
It was back in ol' 72
We all squeezed the stick and we all pulled the trigger
And all I remember is sitting beside you
You said you didn't give a fuck about hockey
And I never saw someone say that before
You held my hand and we walked home the long way
You were loosening my grip on Bobby Orr


While I'm at it, here's a video of that goal, scored by Canada against the USSR in the 1972 "Summit Series":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMiMzq0YTwc
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No. 38792
Motohiko Hamase (濱瀬元彦) - Reminiscence - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWDGK6PIgqw

It's a pretty good Japanese album from the 80s. Can't put my finger on the genre.
Kinda atonal at times, has a strong impact on my sould because of that.
Reminds me of the Neon Genesis Evangelion soundtrack quite a bit.
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No. 38815
>Negative XP - 1965
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs3RybcYi2E
Damn, so catchy.

>>38792
Welcome, you just entered the world of japanese ambiet/new-age. It's one of my favorite territories in electronic music. I probably spent hundreds of hours listening to it on opiods.
I'll just post some of my fav albums.

>Hiroshi Yoshimura - Flora
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK7VeSI5ciI
Very soothing and harmonic.

>Haruomi Hosono & Friends - Pacific
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bAXrZbiqjg&list=PLD7RO74n6T7OnqNiBuW45rHp0J0qR3SUx
Goes in a bit more city-popesque direction, but it's wonderfully tropical and perfect for hot lazy summer days.

>Shiho Yabuki - The Body is a message of the Universe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnD0t4EdMuE&t=1550s
I remember being quite sad one day, spacing out on my diwvan while looking at the outside world getting darker and the lights on the neighbouring houses balconies starting to go on. Beautiful.

>Haruomi Hosono - Watering a Flower
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34UutDrXV2Q
I would call this one "minimalistic ambient". It can quite literally bring you in a trance, no matter where you are or what you do. It's just a few notes being repeated over three long tracks. First one is harmonic and lullaby-like, second one starts to feel dysharmonic and alien and has a subtrack in its second half that in its creepiness can be compared to the Lavender town theme. Finally it ends on an exhausted and melancholic third track reconciling the two first tracks with each other. Take your time to listen to the whole piece, it's really worth it!

>Takashi Kokubo - Jamaica
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GPNhMNHyCA
Basically underwater life ambient.

>Stomu Yamashta - Sea and Sky
Technically as far as I can judge it it's a mix between new age/ambient and classical music. Quite great and rare.
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No. 38847
I preordered the upcoming Porridge Radio album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27BvZLSzaz8

Mura Masa is on tour here but is sold out already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0uvt97Xn20

But I saw Turnstile last week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYzzmGjsWoE

Gonna see Ic3peak next month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqohApD6Ng8

Some German music I liked recently:

Blond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sN3dXlSe9c

Mia Morgan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIA_vzFlKag
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No. 38919
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>>38792
Thanks for the recommendation, this is really nice.

It reminds me most of the music and ambience Kirby 64. At first glance it looks like a cutesy harmless children's game, but there's something unsettling and dark lurking just under the surface. It's hard to describe, but it gives the same vibe as some of the dark children's movies from the 80's.

Or even more accurate: It's like someone took these weird forgotten Japanese albums that pop up on Youtube, and turned them into a videogame. You should check it out.
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No. 39276
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcsfDxojdV8
BWV 1052 by jean rondeau (harpsichord)
it's quite fast, but rondeau makes it sound excellent this way. i would like to hear him play bach on an organ.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVQo9hZ12hQ
thousand knives of ryuichi sakamoto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzry1jz2-oA
i always ignored krautrock except ashra tempel and klaus schulze, but i've listened to tago-mago by can recently and actually liked it a lot
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No. 39438
I'm looking for a particular 2010s slavic meme pop song. Around 2014-2015 there was this music video popular on chans including kraut, it was a Russian or Ukrainian music video, electro style music, there was a girl singing and she was dancing in tights in the video and some other weird stuff was going on, there was also a faggoty looking skinny guy in it that was her age too. It was posted in webm threads a lot. It started with just the girl singing "a muzhy v blah blah" and the chorus was like "i palie" and had the line "lyubit moya" in it, I didn't understand it obviously, that's the best I can do to imitate russian. The band's name was also something really weird and hard to remember, like three letters and some numbers.
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No. 39665
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DktT6C1lPig
I've actually had this album sitting on my hard-drive since it was released back in 2014 but it's really grown on me lately. It's a great album for 'doing-stuff' if you find vocals can get a bit distracting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5W2IZ_aOOA
From the aesthetics you would get the impression that The Marías are a band for depressed Instagram addicts to feel cool listening to. This is true but there's a beat you can nod along to.
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No. 39673
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MADvxFXWvwE
Found this a while ago and it has been stuck in my head ever since.
The vocals contrast with the instruments in a very good way.
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No. 39679
Herman Li livestream on YouTube in 7 hours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVoOBrFlV1g
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No. 39681
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Is this the worst Iced Earth album? It's so cringey, it's like if the American Bear made a metal album, there's even the line "freedom isn't free" in it (The Reckoning). And somehow Tim Owen's voice just doesn't fit on it, it's like he's overacting. I remember it being a big disappointment for me when it was coming out, first Matt Barlow's departure, then this was the lid on the tombstone for this band for me, I haven't really followed their newer material since even though I still listen to the old stuff. I can understand that this was the Bush era and Schaffer was obsessed with 9/11 but this was 3 years later, and an entire album of it? Well, whatever. The Gettysburg trilogy is at least a bit better. I wonder how he looks back on it now.
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No. 39763
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>>39681
Don't know that particular one, but I love their older stuff, especially Night of the Stormrider and Something Wicked This Way Comes. I remember listening into their newer albums and not being very impressed, but that might have other reasons. The former mentioned albums are all part of myself growing up and drinking with my pals, so there is a lot of emotional connection for me here. Listening to newer stuff alone at home while already being older and to compare this with their older works is maybe unfair and can't ever be objective. Still, I think that after Barlow left, there was a drop in quality, which is sad, since I liked them a lot.

I also was never a big fan of Demons and Wizards, the Jon Schaffer / Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)-coop-project, which is strange, since I like Blind Guardian even more than Iced Earth. I guess building a supergroup does not necessarily yield super-success.
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No. 39771
>>39763
Personally I love D&W, at least the first album, it has a personal connection to me but I also like the music on its own merits. I think the path of discovery for me was Iced Earth -> D&W -> Blind Guardian, all in a short timeframe, and like you I also like BG more than IE. Anyway the first DW album has the edginess of late '90s Iced Earth/Schaffer with Hansi Kürsch's voice on it, so I love it. Poor Man's Crusade is a real stomper of a song, it reminds me of Another Holy War and Precious Jerusalem thematically. One of my all time favourite albums, even controlling for the memories attached to it.
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No. 39884
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I just found this song and it's amazing. The Modern Lovers are described as proto-punk, and while this was recorded in the early 1970's, it could easily be mistaken for modern indie rock.

The Modern Lovers -Hospital
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blJldvAPwpQ

tbh, the entire album is worth listening to:

The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy88-5pc7c8

The Modern Lovers - Pablo Picasso
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejmE-F3EJyQ

Love the lyrics on that last one:

Well some people try to pick up girls
And get called assholes
This never happened to Pablo Picasso
He could walk down your street
And girls could not resist his stare and
So Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole
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>>38017
One month later, I'm still captivated by God's Own Medicine.

For those unaware, The Mission is a British Goth band formed by Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams after falling out with Andrew Eldritch and leaving The Sisters of Mercy. In a way, they could be considered (if you're uncharitable) a diet version of The Cult in that they started playing Gothic music that had an edge and would later transition to radio-friendly Hard Rock without going Grunge or Glam. Goth purists would hate them for being sell outs while Hard Rock enthusiasts would probably consider them too wussy especially when compared to Mötley Crüe, W.A.S.P., Dokken or Skid Row. Critics panned The Mission for their kitsch, melodramatic lyrics that even sound vaguely homoerotic to me, but fuck me, that groovy bassline on "Wasteland" and haunting arrangements on "Severina" are infectious.

Am I the only one?
https://youtu.be/-2up4WUQod0
https://youtu.be/6NUArfACdmQ
https://youtu.be/vS7Z4dv0p2Y
https://youtu.be/VJP-e_46BqY
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No. 40019 Kontra
>>40016
I should note that The Mission's Hard Rock phase was brief and confined to only one album before returning to their signature style of Goth Rock whereas The Cult permanently transitioned towards Hard Rock by the time they released Electric, so perhaps comparing the two bands isn't entirely fair despite the former opening for the latter.
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>>40016
Wasteland was a great song to start this thread, but with Severina you convinced me to hear the full album. Great stuff, I can see why it grabbed hold of you. In listening to their follow up albums, Children and Carved in Sand, neither have matched God's own Medicine. Although there were a number of tracks that stood out-including Deliverance and Amelia(fair warning, the subject matter of the latter track is abuse, and may be disturbing). While Fabienne lacked a driving hook, the music was beautiful.

The Mission - Fabienne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHdzk1p_5Bg

I also enjoyed this Aerosmith cover:

The Mission-Dream On
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na-tyZyY860

And I just have to mention this one from the album Masque. I'll confess that I didn't actually go this far forward into their discography, but skipping ahead I landed on She Conjures Me Wings. It's quite a departure from their usual sound, but is a really fun track. I can't believe they didn't release this as a single:

She Conjures Me Wings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We93XrOp9vA
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No. 40108
still can't get over how great this scene was and how well the song works here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSxY5q4S5J0
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No. 40676
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In continuation from the developing music discussion in the journal thread >>40656

Regarding rap, I mostly listen to Moscow Death Brigade, but I've stumbled across some alright-sounding German music too through various labels. Audiolith has a breddy good lineup at the moment. I quite like Pöbel MC's sound even though I don't speak a lick of German.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDSOcL8kt0c

Also, MDB's new album, 'Bad Accent Anthems', came out. It's not bad. I wouldn't say it's as good as Boltcutter, but it's got some good tracks on it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dssuVJ2pLGA
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No. 40686
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>>40101
Still need to check out the rest of their discography, but thanks for the links. I'll admit to having trepidation because it's often that bands lose their creative mojo on their subsequent releases. Just found out the song "Amelia" was inspired by a fan who was relating a story of her traumatic childhood to the band. Inspired by such openness, the band wrote a song dedicated to the woman.

On another note, it's no secret I'm an unironic fan of Christian Metal despite being secular and agnostic. Often, it's tempting to dismiss Christian Metal as commercialized dross marketed to an already willing-to-receive audience, and even competent bands pale in comparison to their secular counterparts, but on occasion, some masterpieces which happen to be monuments to each band's faith surface. I've previously sang the praises of Saviour Machine and Paramæcium, both of who have produced classics that even the staunchest atheist could enjoy musically.

And then, there are some bands who have produced some of the quirkiest Metal I've laid ears on. Enter Christian thrashers Torn Flesh or what would happen if Common Filth formed a Metal band:
https://youtu.be/DwWdo96ptYA

Ever the lover of outsider music, I discovered the band's backstory courtesy of Tim Lybarger's fanpage for Torn Flesh that features a bio, lyrics, photos, interview, memorabilia and more:
http://www.timlybarger.com/tornflesh/

The band's origins are not too dissimilar to many others, but have the added twist of fundamentalist Christians performing music long associated with The Beast. Fresh out of high school in 1982, Greg Hudson yearned to perform extreme music for young minds, but was thoroughly disgusted by the lifestyles promoted by mainstream Rock bands. Greg would meet up with likeminded individuals and form Psalms 150 Ministries to both release music and spread the Gospel. After recording a few demos and appearing on a few compilations in the Christian Metal underground, the band would release their first and only full-length LP Crux of the Mosh.

Blistering power chords and thrashy tremolos are punctuated by Greg's unconventional style where he unleashed a torrent of lyrics completely out of rhythm like an auctioneer on speed. Perhaps not too coincidentally, Greg Hudson sounds suspiciously like Greg Turkington from Faxed Head, but that's another story. Much like the band's contemporaries, the lyrics feature clunky and inept sloganeering that ranges from gobsmackingly inane to unintentionally hilarious, which includes a diss track called "World Pollution" aimed at several leading Metal bands from the '80s like WASP, Venom, Ratt, Slayer, Skid Row and Mötley Crüe. And then, there's the tortured metaphor that fuels "Man's Best Friend" that compares people rejecting God and Jesus to cruel pet owners who abuse their pooches. No matter what the intentions may be, likening the highest authority and sole source of divinity to a domesticated animal diminishes the power such a being commands.

In spite of all that, there's something charming and even admirable about Torn Flesh's crusade. The band's revolt against the masses expressed through performative proselytism comes across as very Punk in terms of pure, uninhibited self-expression on one's own terms no matter what others think, including their immediate peers. I admire dedication to one's convictions in music and art where the expression make performers transcend their perhaps immediately lackluster means and become something much more powerful.

Final note: to performers of Christian "Black" Metal, why bother? Unlike other genres of Metal that are open to interpretation, that scene strictly belongs to your most dedicated and fervent enemies. Taken for what it is, Christian "Black" Metal is music performed by Lambs playing in the dark or perhaps playing at the dark. Depending on how charitable I feel, it is either a nonsensical paradox or misbegotten novelty no more worthy of respect than a self-professed vegan willfully employed by Armour Franks would be.
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Very nice song about being shy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TvOIT4dLLo
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No. 40748
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO6BG70ikH4

So good, some sort of lofi synthpop in Spanish

And the girl is just way too cute
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No. 40751
The Berserk ‘97 soundtrack is so fucking good

https://youtu.be/CAfG3S7F2HE
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No. 40753
>>40751
Noice, Hirasawa's pretty dope

Apropos Japanese soundtracks, been digging this lately: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWOxJ5NpIy8
By Kota Hoshino/freQuency, the From Software composer/band
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No. 40774
159 kB, 632 × 405
Here burning soundtracks.

Probably Apocalypse Now OST is the record I've listened the most in my whole life. Probably 200 times.

How burning the Incidental music OST from Dawn of The Dead (the good one) "I never treated a woman right ♪"
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No. 40791
49 kB, 400 × 400
>>40774
https://archive.org/details/rawcoffinrec?&sort=-downloads&page=2

A dark ambient drone doom netlabel I did not know. It's Russian, so it can be glorious.
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No. 40793
>>40753
>Apropos Japanese soundtracks, been digging this lately: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWOxJ5NpIy8
>By Kota Hoshino/freQuency, the From Software composer/band

Very cool track. I've never played armored core though. From Software are the Dark Souls guys right?

>Noice, Hirasawa's pretty dope

Yeah it's funny, a friend of mine sent me the original version of Berserk - Forces by Hirasawa and I ended up listening to it like 200 times last week. This actually caused me to look into the '97 anime and now I'm on volume 11 of the manga. But the guy who originally showed me the song is just a Hirasawa fan who's never watched or read Berserk.
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No. 40797
Anyone here have any favorite videogame soundtracks? It shouldn't come as a surprise that Guilty Gear, King of Fighters and (early) Mega Man X franchises altogether forged my undying love for Heavy Metal and Hard Rock, but other games have phenomenal scores that hold up years later.

I'd like to dedicate this post to my favorite fighting game franchise: The King of Fighters

King of Fighters '94 has the weakest OST/AST of all the games, including '97 which relies heavily on field recordings and background noise for some of the fights. It doesn't help that the Ikari Warriors first theme's chords was directly lifted from "Surprise! You're Dead" by Faith No More:
https://youtu.be/I4rV6-Vg-_E
https://youtu.be/gzpuJfF5Vn8
https://youtu.be/TXKothYFFlE

The best theme belongs to the Japan team which was then reused in KOF98:
https://youtu.be/MCYgBXbefYI
https://youtu.be/bmFhs7ZySMM
https://youtu.be/ger21NjxDZ4
https://youtu.be/RCpIZ7h7V14

The few non-Rock tracks are okay, but largely pedestrian and forgettable. '94 was also the rare moment where the arranged soundtrack sounded worse than the original soundtrack. Just compare the OST and AST for the Rugal Bernstein fight. The arranged version has these utterly stupid, dissonant samples that disrupt the flow and undermine the intended effect of intensity needed for a final boss battle:
https://youtu.be/ti4Ez7lYNcs
https://youtu.be/rvV0xcqNvzM

The soundtrack to King of Fighters '95 was a marked improvement in all regards, including production values that gave the tracks a much needed boost. Being the rockist I am, "Desert Requiem" easily stands out as my personal favorite, especially the arranged version. Even thinking about it sends chills down my spine:
https://youtu.be/YPaFutxe4BM

Those who like Jazz will likely enjoy the Rival Team's theme:
https://youtu.be/nk2mBSt7NsA

Not a fan of EDM, but the theme for Rugal wasn't half bad either. The beat coupled with the mean guitar fit the mood of riding a nuclear missile silo's elevator as its launch is commencing, emphasizing the urgency to win the battle and stop the madman from raining atomic death upon the world:
https://youtu.be/vzNVjKPVU4M
https://youtu.be/o1vWP_RIeiY?t=1983

And then, comes King of Fighters '96, featuring some of the best tracks in the entire franchise which includes my personal favorite final boss theme. Absolutely no track here disappoints. All the Rock songs hit the right notes and serve as perfect scores for an intense and vicious street fight:
https://youtu.be/Y3Ia6wZDQ8k
https://youtu.be/xKigbfYXQ4w
https://youtu.be/b9Vk0ZcRgIc
https://youtu.be/cnBe3ShZHT0
https://youtu.be/dByEc_2mQpI
https://youtu.be/oy10tcZxdCw
https://youtu.be/4oNRiLN4BPc

King of Fighters '97 experimented with field recordings and ambient background noises for some of the fights, leading to considerably fewer characters having songs dedicated to them. Even so, the tracks here are on almost on par with '96 and easily eclipse the first two installments' respective soundtracks:
https://youtu.be/lrjondjCLEc
https://youtu.be/u6jNyqffUok
https://youtu.be/wn22dxKCoI4
https://youtu.be/DImHil9k5P8
https://youtu.be/WSuU52_0Ohg
https://youtu.be/QKIeTY-S9eA

King of Fighters '98 borrows heavily from all the previous installments, but presents more than a few unique tracks and remixes:
https://youtu.be/vYK0Bw21OTQ
https://youtu.be/zQjBUXOE5Yw
https://youtu.be/7StC3Ob9cXI
https://youtu.be/FP8eyLZ8VCk

The soundtrack to King of Fighters '99 is neck and neck with '96 and '98 for personal favorites. Although less Rock-based than previous soundtracks, the songs here kick major ass:
https://youtu.be/PddekUUb00g
https://youtu.be/UNK9MA7NUiM
https://youtu.be/RVuon4OLtpE
https://youtu.be/hXPcDwqTtlM

Sadly, 2000 and 2001 just don't do it for me, but 2002: Ultimate Match is great. Those familiar with my taste can easily see why this one would rank highly, although the production on some of the tracks is somewhat obnoxious. Nice reference to James Bond on the Agents Team soundtrack:
https://youtu.be/dd2aUrCJPcg
https://youtu.be/KaiCFbjl01U
https://youtu.be/wfLA_56piB4
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No. 40798
>>40797
mine are

turrican 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0FaAs4M3d0

das schwarze auge - schicksalsklinge:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BsPphzYqDc

and the gta vice city soundtrack.
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No. 40799
>>40798
i forgot

chambers of shaolin by jochen hippel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj7m0D8UmJo
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No. 40803
>>40797
>Anyone here have any favorite videogame soundtracks?
I think I wouldn't even care about music if not for videogames. It all started with absolutely awesome soundtracks of Contra and Battletoads & Double Dragon that rocked the socks off of six-years-old me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m81koYhgc5o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVpr9yD-rcU

Then there was Sega Megadrive which had a lot of games with nice music. My favorite is probably Golden Axe 3, especially the BGM for Ride the Whirlwind stage:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0oiXRKNULQ

As for PC, there is of course the soundtrack of Heroes of Might and Magic III, which is the perfect fantasy game soundtrack, IMO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q43G9FTaomg

Music from Unreal Engine based games, like UT and Deus Ex:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDHxiDA1Y6s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yDVM77lGlM

And anything by Frank Klepacki:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqlb0p11RcE

I'd also like to mention a really underrated soundtrack for Commandos II:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzoq-u_UcFk

There are tons of games with great music. Castlevania series, Touhou series, original Painkiller, game scores by Inon Zur, Jeremy Soule, Jesper Kyd (although these three mostly do orchestral shit which I dislike, I make an exception for them), Fallout 1/2 dark ambient tracks, and so on.
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No. 40805
>>40803
>Jesper Kyd
really talented guy. before he went orchestral he used to compose nice synth based tunes as a member of a then renowned warez/demoscene group.
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No. 40807
>>40803
>>40805
Speaking of Jesper Kyd and classic consoles.
Jesper Kid used to be a demoscene composer and a rave music aficionado, he made some absolutely amazing soundracks for the Genesis / Mega Drive FM chip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOMr-Ei_PEk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GJwNGpYhLw
Both games had amazing visuals, due to being made by demoscene people.
Also, in the Red Zone track you can hear the same motifs as Blood Money soundtrack which he also did.
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No. 40809
Halo soundtracks are kino in both form and in the way they're used. First up you get ebin mixes of choir and orchestral music with guitar riffs, but the sound design in-game means that most of the time there's no music except when it's used to set a tone. Halo 3's is the peak if you ask me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGcgCa_WuRQ

I'm a big fan of the ODST one too, the sax and ambient rain sounds is noice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utg1wmeToNc

I also have a fondness for WWII video game soundtracks. I use them a lot while writing content for Operation Whitebox.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14s8qAV8AxU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOnzxAI-0mQ
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No. 40881
>>40803
>I think I wouldn't even care about music if not for videogames. It all started with absolutely awesome soundtracks of Contra and Battletoads & Double Dragon that rocked the socks off of six-years-old me

Indeed. Videogames inspired my love for music. I no longer game like I used to, but I'll revisit game soundtracks to take a trip down memory lane, arranged or original.

Funny you mention Battletoads & Double Dragon for the NES. Despite having half the technical capabilities, the soundtrack sounds so much better than the weak sauce score for SNES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qfID-wTTk0

My favorite game soundtracks apart from the previously mentioned KOF series: Xardion (pure nostalgia here), Guilty Gear: The Missing Link, Guilty Gear XX, Manhunt, Contra III: The Alien Wars, Mortal Kombat II, Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Darkside, Killer Instinct, Resident Evil (1996), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (SNES), Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyūshutsu Emaki / The Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, Goemon's Great Adventure, Bomberman 64, Bomberman Hero, Star Fox, Star Fox 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Samurai Spirits II, Samurai Spirits III, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Street Fighter Zero 3, Mega Man 2, Mega Man 3, Mega Man IV, Mega Man X, Mega Man X3, Rival Schools: United by Fate, Project Justice, Batman Returns (SNES)

r8
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No. 40882 Kontra
>>40881
*the NES soundtrack sounds so much better than the weak sauce score for SNES

polite kontra
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No. 40883
>>40882
NES have 5-channels chip where each channel can produce only one type of wave, thus everything on NES sounds kind of same.
SNES have actual compicated system of chips by sony that allowing instead of any syntasis it's allow custom digital samples, in styler of Amiga but with 8 channels.
However, since samples themselfs are very compressed, board with this sound sistem almost separate from console etc. it creates a lot of wierd effects on the way like "bathtub" effect.
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No. 40884
>>40881
>Funny you mention Battletoads & Double Dragon for the NES. Despite having half the technical capabilities, the soundtrack sounds so much better than the weak sauce score for SNES
Haven't played BT&DD on SNES, but the Megadrive port just seemed... I dunno, wrong to me. Sprites and palette were kinda messy, music wasn't right, and even controls somehow felt odd despite that they shouldn't have been different (probably because of the Megadrive gamepad). And the port of the original Battletoads was similar, IIRC. I guess all the ports of Battletoads games to next-gen consoles were half-assed. Good thing that the proper remake of the first game for SNES (Battletoads in Battlemaniacs) turned out to be pretty damn great.

>Contra III: The Alien Wars
Hm, I can't remember its soundtrack. I need to play it seriously someday, it was a great game. By the way, you should check out the soundtrack of Contra: Hard Corps if you haven't already: it's easily among the kickassiest Megadrive soundtracks (unless you're allergic to techno, that is).

>Mega Man
Ah yes, it's the kind of 8bit/16bit music that just begs to be metalized.
https://youtu.be/MUHlVdqRlPA
I'd like to say that I'm really glad that emulators exist. Not only they allow me to revisit the games that are nostalgic, but they also let me play the classic that I missed on back then for some reason. In the 90s we were limited to 8bit games pirated by the Chinese, so the only "Mega Man" game I saw then was the Darkwing Duck hack with the DW sprite replaced by the sprite of Mega Man. Yeah. Later I was able to try actual Mega Man games from NES thanks to emulators, and I thought that if I could play them when I was a kid, they would blow my mind. As for the SNES, it wasn't popular at all in Eastern Slavlands (I only saw it in TV ads, and in my whole life I knew exactly one guy who owned it), so I wasn't familiar with its awesome games (including Mega Man X, which is a perfect platforming scroll-shooter in every aspect, IMO) up until 2004 or so, when I discovered emulation.

>Street Fighter II
Yeah, that's the game where there are no bad tracks. Even the weaker ones (like Blanka's and Dhalsim's) are still really great and memorable. My favorite ones are probably Guile's, Ken's (although they totally stole the opening riff from Mighty Wings by Cheap Trick for it) and maybe Balrog's (the boxer dude) and Cammy's. The only thing I dislike about SFII music is that it increases the tempo and loses its melody when one of the fighters is close to KO. I don't remember whether this feature was in the original game or they introduced it in one of the numerous add-ons, but I'd prefer if the music would stay the same during the whole fight.

>Batman Returns (SNES)
The soundtrack for the NES version of Batman Returns is great too, which isn't surprising at all, because it was made by Konami back when it was actual Konami:
https://youtu.be/cCb3GhDXh2M
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No. 40885
>Console music
Eeeh, NES Syntasis was very static and limited. I liked Castlevania NES ost, but best era of "synthesised" video game music was mostly late 80s early 90s sound cards and sound modules for PC, espessially. Of cource some of this sound modules like Roland ones costed same as whole new top console of the time, but still.

https://youtu.be/PNbXTKuObCQ
https://youtu.be/i3dB0qEcG20 - this is probably most known and most beautifull examples of it, however I have full collection of different vidja games soundtracks with best recording and sets of instruments if anyone want it.
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No. 40891
370 kB, 800 × 1149
>>40885
>vg music
What about this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0jKtL5cNb4

"Sound output is through a beeper on the machine itself, capable of producing one channel with 10 octaves."
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No. 40894
I discovered Eleni Karaindrou through spotify and I can't stop listening.

I mean it was familiar and I'm sure I've heard eternity and day especially here and there, but I hadn't heard who was behind it. Also runs against my long-running notion of women making great pianists and terrible composers.
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No. 40897
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCKtb2ysLoo

Been enjoying some of Paul Gilbert's instrumental stuff lately. I find that Gilbert has the best phrasing out of all the famous shred guitarists I've come across.
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No. 40901
>>40897
Dude's really cool. Although it's a bit weird to hear him strumming to "Wild World" after knowing that he did stuff like this:
https://youtu.be/SkoPfV5tjWo
But I guess it's just another way for him to show off his versatility.
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No. 40902
>>40884
Vice Project Doom is another favorite NES title of mine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAQP-0ObDqs

The music to the first stage would be perfectly rendered as a Power Metal song:
https://youtu.be/Xwz1ONyXhU0
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No. 40916
85 kB, 512 × 438
Speaking of video game soundtracks, I really like the Stubbs The Zombie OST. Sometimes I listen to it standalone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1D085ZvRM8&list=PLBB6BE9A5A1AF76C3&index=9
The modern renditions of 50s and 60s songs are really good, and the whole retrofuturistic parody of Americana was done way better than fo3, imo.
One of my earliest game purchases. Read about the game on IGROMANIA magazine and bought it after saving lunch money.
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No. 40974
A while ago Ernst posted "Ingmar Burghardt". Thank you very much for that!
Because he sings poetry, the words tend to be spoken slowly and clearly. As a result, I have used this channel as a way to help my german pronunciation by "shadowing" the singer. I both pause the video and repeat the spoken line, as well as try to speak along with the singer.

One problem though, the uploader took some of the videos down (I assume as result of german youtube's strict behaviour and because people reported the videos). There was one poem though which I thoroughly enjoyed: "Kophtisches Lied" by Goethe.
It was a bit stupid of the uploader to have a political message during the video as the poem was pretty general and not directed to any political cause in particular (at least not in the poem itself).
Did Ernst save this video somewhere? Or does the uploader have some sort of video archive?
Thanks.
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No. 40983
>>40891
Yea, very cool thing for one-channel with limited modulation. Don't think you can copy it on PC speaker tho.

Some things I like from synthesised OSTs, don't know if there anyone who have similar tastes but still:
https://youtu.be/biU8ufIC8Vk - TES Arena ost on Yamaha MU100. Very like this ost, original TES1-2 composer did a great job delivering exeacly needed atmosphere for this games.
https://youtu.be/CqUCz7E1s90 - All 2.5 hour Daggerfall ost including unused and bonus tracks on Roland SC-55. Also very atmospheric thing. I missing this dark creepy ambientinc dungeons feels like in games like tes2 - they don't do such things anymore.
https://youtu.be/gUfGyfbzl9k - original Dune on Adlib Gold. Rare thing, nobody bothered almost do unique support for Adlib Gold besides Dune since card was failrue.
https://youtu.be/oPfqO2dctvo - Hexen on Roland JV-1010. On 00.14 seconds Winnowing Halls ost is pure gold in mine opinion.
https://youtu.be/fz1wlcZnhv8 - System shock 1. Pure gold from start, I think. This is one of games that never should be re-created, including it's music. Only this MIDI tracks can deliver this "hacker" experience it provided.
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No. 40991
>>40974
It's probably been me. Sadly I didn't save anything by him but lately he posted that he'd re-upload a lot of the old stuff soon.
You can leave him a message under another video and ask for that specific one, he is responsive and will surely be glad to hear about someone from overseas listening to his content.

In the meantime I can only supply you with the "Lied"-Version by Hugo Wolf and Fischer-Dieskau:

https://youtu.be/W2FzY-W03wo
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No. 40997
Guess I'll post a couple of vidya soundtrack stuff as well (with some vague genre descriptors):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxg5W5wKvLE ~ post-rock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm17vgmh854 ~ experimental electronic (by Kota Hoshino as well, incidentally)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eGnTY85mmI ~ ambient
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqcANoctDF4 ~ funky rap?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3472Q6kvg0 ~ epic nu metal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcf_FBbIRpM ~ bliss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKyB51o9AJg ~ creepy, some ambient, some new wave-ish stuff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl1r3eiSJUY ~ a waltz? (way underrated game too)

>>40884
That Megaman live performance is really cool

>>40793
>From Software are the Dark Souls guys right?
Exactly, though Kota Hoshino didn't work on the DS soundtrack. Funnily enough, I've been recently playing Dark Souls and realized just how much it's inspired by Berserk. (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-uuR9B1gjQ) I guess I have to pick up the manga again, I don't exactly remember where I left off though.
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No. 41616
154 kB, 262 × 299
>>40686
>Often, it's tempting to dismiss Christian Metal as commercialized dross marketed to an already willing-to-receive audience, and even competent bands pale in comparison to their secular counterparts, but on occasion, some masterpieces which happen to be monuments to each band's faith surface.

I've found that Christian-themed rap and hip hop is another area where the message can be personal, while the execution still rivals that of the best secular artists. That doesn't mean the music form is ideal for sharing your faith. The danger is that hip hop/rap can't help but draw attention to the performer. The lyrics are about Jesus, but it's still the clever rhymes which stand out to me, and not the subject of those lines. So it's a difficult task, to draw attention to yourself, and then redirect that gaze upward to God. Still, if the artist's devotion is sincere, then there is no reason they can't use this modern musical expresssion instead of a more traditional one.
While you mentioned the black metal scene as being a lost cause for Christians, I feel that the rap scene, while frequently dominated by songs about violence and lust, still retains a fanbase open to songs about more than just that(like me, I suppose) There are even some messages for which this genre is perfectly suited. Take "Make War" by Tedashii. Here, the aggression inherent in street corner bragging games, is smoothly directed to the enemy of believers: sin.

>I make war!/ Cause sin never sleeps/ It's got me in a trance/ You can see it in my dreams/ I make war!/ Man I beat my flesh/ To the death, every breath/ Like I beat my chest/ I make war/ Sun up/ I make war/ Sun down/ I make war/ Time in/ I make war/ Time out/ I make war/ Against lust/ Against pride/ Against me/ Until I die

Tedashii - Make War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs1Sq7M7cIU

And Christianity is loaded with stories and literary allusions which are fertile ground for lyrics. In this track, among refernces to the believer's eventual resurrection, is line about taking Communion:

>What you said? All that fame done gone to my head?/ Like that same power that save me/ Can't raise me from the dead/ They get me reading thinking bout keeping peace/ While I'm raging war on myself/ I'm feeling myself then I'm killing myself/ I'm sipping on blood and I'm chewing on flesh/ Just chill out we don't want to hear that mess/

Tedashii - Nothing I Can't Do ft. Trip Lee and Lecrae
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiugPi0vhGw

Here's another of my favorites. The spin on oversized hip hop jewelery is a bit campy, but it has a great hook:

Jesus Piece - Gideonz Army Ft. T Haddy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_OS5g9Kzk8
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No. 41644
>>40983
ZUN, creator of the Touhou Project, used the SC-88Pro as his main composition device in the period between his PC98 games (YM2608 OPNA sound) and his later employment of DAWs to refine his MIDIs.

When used with the SC-88Pro, it is some of the richest MIDI sound I've heard. Though I imagine most people at the time didn't have the hardware to really appreciate it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixtvAtcIREk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV4MiL8DDbo&list=PLzdQcm51guT_Du9fuiiHpGENQWyLPtFoE&index=14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5_qkmiCIJk&list=PLzdQcm51guT8Wljks6-D00J8qEEIs3ZEy&index=5
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No. 41645
>>41616
Being a Catholic School product, I've never understood people who went through that system and came out the other side as anything but jaded as fuck borderline church-burners.
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No. 41657
>>41645
My mother grew up in the Church, Catholic school and everything, but raised us away from it, while still passing on the faith. Maybe that was a good thing. I can't say I'm big on institutions, but instead choose to focus on the message-and the messenger- they were built upon. I'm going to find my way back into those pews eventually, though. Then we'll see how it goes, the prodigal son returns and all that.

Unrelated, but I just found this song and I love it:

Hot Rod Lincoln · Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=868DSi85odQ

My pappy said, "Son, you're gonna' drive me to drinkin'
If you don't stop drivin' that Hot Rod Lincoln"


Some of the lyrics in this one may be slightly related, but I'm not posting it for that. I'm posting it because it's a great song that is currently stuck in my head:

Alvvays - Archie, Marry Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAn3JdtSrnY
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No. 41658
>>41657
My experience was a bunch of useless slobs with nothing going for them except the self-righteous bullshit about how some kiddy diddler putting some tapwater on their head makes them better than everyone else. Hell, they received no invite, but the school still couldn't resist sending along representatives to my old man's funeral back then, because you know, it's all about them wanting to show off how 'good' they are instead of respecting the wishes of the people running the damn show.

If you have a better experience, props. All I got was a bunch of hypocritical crypto-fascists trying to instill self-loathing and deference instead of pride and dignity. There were multiple teachers I would still lay the fuck out if I could get away with it, many years after graduation.
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No. 41659
>>41658
Don't get me wrong, high school was pretty fucking awesome on the whole looking back, but the place didn't sell their lifestyle very well.
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No. 41676
>>41616
It helps that Hip Hop has lots of spiritual MCs, be they Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and otherwise. If a MC wants to rap about Jesus, he can do it compellingly provided the beat rocks and the rhymes flow.

Boogiemosters's music might be for you:
https://youtu.be/Url874MhRXA

You probably already know of Bushwick Bill, but towards the end of his career, he switched from Gangsta Rap to Christian Rap:
https://youtu.be/i4JappxkL8c

Personally, I preferred him rapping about thug life. Keep in mind his rhymes were far from divorced from his spiritual convictions. Indeed, he rapped plenty about Jesus as he covered everything from serial murder and kicking ass to sex and pimping. Not very godly, but memorable:
https://youtu.be/VTn2fOAVHYM
https://youtu.be/UnfPEZmFWNo
https://youtu.be/jKB7-iMBqxw

My favorite from him is rapping about kicking ass despite being a dwarf:
https://youtu.be/OH7WugqOt9Y

As you could surmrise, lyrical content is far from a dealbreaker for me. My problem with modern Hip Hop is entirely aesthetic, especially when the loss of sampling in mainstream Hip Hop production since the 2000s no thanks to copyright issues from the artists being sampled negatively impacted the quality of beats. Couple the problems with instrumentation with MCs getting less clever each passing year and you've removed any novelty the music once held for me. Seriously, are rappers today lyrically constipated? They can barely rhyme, and the few times they do, they string the same exact words over and over. Compare that to Scarface or Ice Cube who could flow like crazy:
https://youtu.be/FPy_K-UxfFo
https://youtu.be/ivT6KqI74jU

As to your links, eh, not my style. The rhymes are kind of weak and the instrumentation on the beats is whack.
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No. 41807
>>41676
>It helps that Hip Hop has lots of spiritual MCs
True. DMX always stood out to me as particularly good at mixing violent street lyrics with a series of prayers. Talk about inner conflict; his music deals honestly with all of that stuff (He has a long string of arrests, but is now also a deacon). The Convo is a great example of this, as the lyrics talk about the environment which demands one thing, and the small whisper which asks for something else:

DMX - The Convo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at1Kcikjc6w

Thanks for Boogiemonsters. I only knew Bushwick Bill casually-via Geto Boys, and a few random tracks-and wasn't aware of his turn towards Chriatian rap. My Testimony Of Redemption is a solid album. That man knew how to rhyme.

>Size Ain't Shit
Wow, that's a great one. Honestly, I can take either the thug life tracks, or those religious ones, depending on my mood.

>the loss of sampling in mainstream Hip Hop production since the 2000s
I hadn't realized sampling had declined. I guess my rap tastes have been stuck in the 90's-00's. That's a shame, beacuse it really can make or break a song. Just look at Puff Daddy sampling Led Zeppelin's Kashmir. The lyrics and delivery are fine, but the track only works because of the guitar. Jimmy page even played it live with him. I'm not usually a fan of live rap recordings, but this peformance is an exception:

Jimmy Page with Puff Daddy 1999 (Come With Me) live
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60ZYG3AIcwk
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No. 42211
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Somehow rediscovered The Bangles recently. Turns out that they have much better material than what they usually knows for - "Walk Like Egyptian" and "Manic Monday".
Their earlier stuff is really good and heavily influenced from the 60's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7uSyTZN0xk

And their last album from 2011 actually goes back to these 60's roots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixY6_6HUE60
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6AC3y1CB3Y

And overall after listening to all their albums on Spotify I can say that like 90% of their songs are absolutely brilliant, they are really underrated band and didn't get the fame that they actually deserve
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In today's episode of Hell Frozen Over, I discovered a Riot Grrrl band that's worth listening to: Smut

Metalpunk Catalan, you might wanna give these gals a listen because, like Life Cycle, they're takin' cues from Celtic Frost.

https://youtu.be/cIwL-_X-c9o

Blood, Smut and Tears is the 1993 debut from a Minnesota all-female four-piece band frequently lumped in with the Riot Grrrl crowd, and while nothing I would call inaccurate, lurking within their unexpectedly aggressive, brusque din is something that forbids it from completely adhering to that rather careless branding, and it's admittedly hard to lay a finger on. Call it Grunge, Hardcore and Celtic Frost-inspired Thrash thrown into a blender or imagine what would happen if Babes in Toyland started binging on meth and either description will bring you closer to describing Smut's sound.

Smut charges with more lethally straightforward Hardcore/Metal while their contemporaries' agendas (be it their immediate neighbors Babes in Toyland or their Washington-based analogues 7 Year Bitch) often tend toward more musically discordant Punk. The chunkier guitar tone generates an unusually thick wall of sound, one that stands tall and imposing around frantic "Emotional Suicide", roaring "Goodness No Grief", and bludgeoning top tune "No Sacrifice", and boasts more command than plenty of pure Metal releases out there. More importantly, of course, is how guitarist Dawn Miller augments this sound with a strangely urgent brutality (or brutal urgency) that I'm convinced is a style all her own.

Main vocalist Germaine Gemberling retains notes as often as she dashes them off, only without classic n’ tired pre-set bi-polar boundaries, and the paradox her calmly-elongated drawling builds within rhythmically-anxious "Alone" and album-opener "Cave" is as interesting as what her remaining sharp, afflictive style brings to “Object of Intentions” and “Emotional Suicide”. Somewhere at the center is a brief conversational monotone that only ambles through the slightly more conservative, yet combative "Take Back the Night". Backing and alternate vocals are also contributed by drummer Estelle Thielen, meanwhile Miller is unleashed all by her lonesome in "Women", resulting in the most vehement lung barrage on the disc.

In addition to vocals, Estelle Thielen is an enthusiastic drummer to say the least who never seems to fail in finding homes for a hundred wild fills, countless obscure and off-kilter beats and a dozen tracks worth of original, mind-of-their-own timing signatures, their stories readily told in "Take Back the Night", "Spirit" and "Baby Jack".

Blood, Smut and Tears, top to bottom, has proven to me to be an antithesis of boring, an opposite of lackadaisical and an antidote to the vaunted disease of ordinary. It's perpetually hot-headed, confrontational, and without compassion; always seems on the verge of becoming unhinged.
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No. 42342
>>41807
>jimmy page live
lucky guy. led zeppelin is by far my favorite rock band ever and i'll never see them live :-(