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Postby Guy Nacks » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:24 pm

View Original PostGus Hanson wrote:After a long delay at the mail due to hurricane holdup, i finally got Symphonic Suite Akira by Geinoh Yamashirogumi CD.

Of the shorter songs, my favorite is Dolls' Polyphony with it's acapella rhythm spliced with a bit of keyboard. From the longer options, Tetsuo and Shohmyoh rank very high.


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Postby Gus Hanson » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:11 pm

For a show i claim to hate it does have a marvelous soundtrack! I am referring to the Cowboy Bebop: Blue CD i received today.

My definite favorite is Words That We Could'nt Say with Mushroom Hunting following closely. I wouldn't say Chicken Bone has great lyrics but the beat is dope and The Real Man has sexy drum n bass rhythm.

The one that nearly bored me to sleep was Farewell Blues. The bonus track got me out of that slump.
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Postby Gus Hanson » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:40 pm

After nearly two decades of owning it, I FINALLY gave Fear Factory's official debut album "Soul of a New Machine" a serious listen and boy are my ears pleased with the result!

It's significantly different in tone from what would come from them since Demanufacture with the traditional extreme metal influences reigning heavy on the beat here. I think also finally seeing Full Metal Jacket some years ago helps with the spotting of sample fanservice. I know I am going to get lynched for saying this but I have never seen the first Blade Runner movie in my life so I can't really identify any samples used here if any...
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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:43 am

My God, I can't stop listening to the cover-up album from The Protomen. I just keep on listening to I still believe, mr. Roboto, and Total Eclipse of the Heart over and over again. It is so f****** good.
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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:46 pm

I'm not usually into Christian music but holy crap the call is wonderful. I can't stop listening to I still believe and let the Day begin.
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Postby Blue Monday » Mon May 07, 2018 7:32 am

https://jonhopkins.bandcamp.com/album/singularity

New Jon Hopkins records dropped only a couple days ago. Just listening through properly for my first time now, having only caught bits and pieces on the radio at work previously; absolutely sublime stuff. Too early to call it, but it seems on par with 2013's Immunity, which is just a stunner of an album. Lush, exquisitely crafted (almost flawlessly so) electronic music, ranging from cinematic/ambient pieces, alongside beat/techno driven tracks as well.
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Postby Joseki » Tue May 08, 2018 1:56 pm

This one feels less "club" and more "ambient" than his usual works, and it's great. I'm really digging it.
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Postby Blockio » Fri May 18, 2018 5:37 am

I am really enjoying Cain's Offering recently... Stormcrow is a runner-up for a 10/10 album
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Postby Blue Monday » Sun May 20, 2018 6:11 am

Even though it came out last year, I've only recently been listening to more of the self-titled Slowdive release. I don't think many people would agree with me, but it's a way better album than Souvlaki in my opinion, which has, like, only two good songs, whereas the rest you can take it or leave it (I'd argue the second-half is complete drek). Those two songs are great though, ''When the Sun Hits' specifically is probably the best shoegaze song ever, heart-achingly beautiful with heavy guitar-work. However, this new one, every cut is worthy of being a radio single. Just way more consistent, surprising considering it's after a 20 year break.

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View Original PostJoseki wrote:This one feels less "club" and more "ambient" than his usual works, and it's great. I'm really digging it.

I agree, however the distribution of the two sides if fairly balanced just like on the last one. The full 10 minute/album version of 'Everything Connected' is awesome, and even a little more dancefloor orientated than anything on Immunity, even 'Open Eye Signal'.

Man, I can't get over how good of a record it is...
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Postby robersora » Mon May 21, 2018 4:32 pm

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Seems nice, if a little bit "safe"? Like an off-brand version of Radiohead's The Bends.
I've been listening to the new Beach House and MGMT records recently. No masterpieces, but I enjoy them a lot!
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Postby Joy Evangelion » Mon May 21, 2018 6:21 pm

View Original Postrobersora wrote:the new Beach House

I like 7 a lot, particularly the opening track. I really liked the work Sonic Boom did producing Panda Bear's Tomboy so it was cool to see him working with them. Though, after listening to their last five records a lot recently I think Depression Cherry has gotta rate as my favorite.

Them and Deerhunter(who I've also been loving lately) I see as a couple of the best indie acts of the last decade or so. They only put out great records.
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Postby Blue Monday » Tue May 22, 2018 5:48 am

View Original Postrobersora wrote:Like an off-brand version of Radiohead's The Bends.

Ooph. They're apple and oranges, two different bands working within two different genres. Funny you mention Beach House in the same post because Slowdive are a shoegaze/dream pop band, much closer to them, then say the alternative of Radiohead. I do get what you're saying though.

I'd recommend listening to 'When the Sun Hits' from one of the earlier records. I think it's the best example of their sound, and their best song. Not only do I rate it as one of the best shoegaze tracks of all-time, it's probably in my personal top 10 songs of all-time. Just such a gorgeous piece of music: Dreamy, melodic vocals and heavy, wall-of-sound crashing/swirling guitars. The biggest tease is that some of the most beautiful stuff seeps in just as the track fades out, always leaving you wanting more. Listen very loud (all shoegaze needs to be almost-deafeningly loud to get the effect) and with very good headphones/speakers.

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View Original PostJoy Evangelion wrote:I like 7 a lot, particularly the opening track.

I like 'Dark Spring' and 'Lemon Glow'. There were a couple others that stood out but I missed the names on my one listen-through so far. However, I can't see this album topping Depression Cherry or Bloom.


Joy-dude, what else you been listening to? What did you like from 2017 and what are you liking in 2018 so far?
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Postby robersora » Tue May 22, 2018 9:24 am

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I've given it a listen. Not really my jam. Starting the idea with the most common of chord progressions is something I'm very allergic against. Drowning the simple melody in heaps and heaps of guitars is something I like a lot, though. I've just seen this effect done to many better songs. Like the Ending for PenguinDrum.
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Postby soul.assassin » Tue May 22, 2018 9:31 am

Love this. Djawadi's take on Wu-Tang Clan's C.R.E.A.M. for Westworld.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__DEAK3AinM


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