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Postby Compiling_Autumn » Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:01 am

Prurient has put out a lot of stuff, some of it very good. I think Frozen Niagara Falls smokes the rest of his discography. Good thing it came out on Profound Lore instead of on some 3XCS box set on Hospital.
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Postby Ray » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:56 am

A whole lot of Unreleased Nirvana songs written by Dave Grohl get leaked online.

http://qevaz.com/unreleased-nirvana-son ... grohl-leak
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Postby Director Black » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:12 pm

I don't know about you guys, but if there's any artist that I'm dying to hear a new album from, that would without a doubt be both Aphex Twin and Kendrick Lamar.

I am starting to get into 90's underground stuff. I want to hear more of a band called The Jesus Lizard, and am listening to more Nine Inch Nails now that I've listened to and loved The Downward Spiral and The Fragile.
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Postby ArgonLeviticusGospel » Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:45 pm

View Original PostDirector Black wrote:I am starting to get into 90's underground stuff. I want to hear more of a band called The Jesus Lizard, and am listening to more Nine Inch Nails now that I've listened to and loved The Downward Spiral and The Fragile.

The Downward Spiral is one of my favourite albums. If you are looking for a relatively accesible gateway into more early industrial stuff, then try Skinny Puppy.

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Postby pwhodges » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:01 pm

Feel the Spirit - a mostly choral concert of African-American music.

We wanted a clarinet part for the Rutter to add variety to the piano accompaniment, so I wrote one.
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Postby MAGI_01 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:42 pm

Been listening to Steve Vai's latest release "Modern Primitive" where in he took incomplete pieces he made back before his groundbreaking "Passion and Warfare" album and completed them.

Some songs are the typical eccentric guitar work that Vai is known for, others like "The Lost Chord" are downright amazing. Rare being that it's not a straight instrumental piece as is his typical gig, but they way the vocals combine with his intimate guitar work is just spine tingling. The full force of the song is felt at the end when the chorus comes in, singing along with Vai over his soloing.

I seriously hope he swings around here for his NA tour. Already made my mind up to buy VIP tickets this time around. Gotta meet the guy that has influenced my own playing greatly as well as probably the most technically skilled guitarist of all time. (Sorry Jimi, Vai's skills blow yours out of the water.)
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Postby pwhodges » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:16 am

MOKA, the composers of Lilium, the Elfen Lied theme, have just released a new more elaborate cover version of it for chorus and organ:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu7cPHKqGOE
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Postby robersora » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:46 am

Even if Elfen Lied is garbage, I'm really happy it granted us this beautiful piece of music. Thank you for sharing!
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Postby pwhodges » Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:46 pm

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:MOKA, the composers of Lilium, the Elfen Lied theme, have just released a new more elaborate cover version of it for chorus and organ:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu7cPHKqGOE

I now have the CD (which also carries a version with piano accompaniment, and the accompaniments and voices separately). I can confirm that any distortion in the voices you might have attributed to compression for YouTube is there in the recording as released - it's a lousy recording, and I could have done far better.
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Postby Blue Monday » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:11 am

Revisted the almost flawless discography of Rrose recently, reaffirming my notion that he/she is one of my favourite electronic sound design artists: http://eaux.ro/album/merchant-of-salt

Also, that new Nails record.

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Postby Sachi » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:03 pm

Two of my favorite prog metal bands just dropped singles from their upcoming albums.

Devin Townsend Project - Failure: if this track is any indication, Devy is leaning back to his drawn out, moody, progressive stuff, akin to Terria, Synchestra, Accelerated Evolution and Ki. For the last several years he's been experimenting with mashing up pop metal with his brand of chaos prog and choir-awesomeness, and I'm looking forward to see how the rest of the album incorporates that as well. I also bought tickets to his upcoming show in downtown LA in October, because I can't miss an opportunity to see this goofball perform.

Opeth - The Sorceress: when Opeth made their dramatic shift in style with Hertiage, I was on board. Although a bit strange, it was a great album with some great stuff in there and enough energy to keep my attention. However, I did not like Pale Communion nearly as much and felt it got a little too strange and had too many sudden dynamic changes (which I know is what Opeth is all about) with too many long moments of silence. As for this new track, I absolutely love it, particularly for not going too far with the dynamic changes. I love that they're capturing that old school prog sound and adding their own modern touch to it, and I'd love to see a lot more of it.
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Postby TehDonutKing » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:06 am

View Original PostDirector Black wrote: I want to hear more of a band called The Jesus Lizard

You should check out Tomahawk. It's another band with Duane Denison in it. Both are really great.

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Postby jcmoorehead » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:58 am

View Original PostSachi wrote:Two of my favorite prog metal bands just dropped singles from their upcoming albums.

Devin Townsend Project - Failure: if this track is any indication, Devy is leaning back to his drawn out, moody, progressive stuff, akin to Terria, Synchestra, Accelerated Evolution and Ki. For the last several years he's been experimenting with mashing up pop metal with his brand of chaos prog and choir-awesomeness, and I'm looking forward to see how the rest of the album incorporates that as well. I also bought tickets to his upcoming show in downtown LA in October, because I can't miss an opportunity to see this goofball perform.

Opeth - The Sorceress: when Opeth made their dramatic shift in style with Hertiage, I was on board. Although a bit strange, it was a great album with some great stuff in there and enough energy to keep my attention. However, I did not like Pale Communion nearly as much and felt it got a little too strange and had too many sudden dynamic changes (which I know is what Opeth is all about) with too many long moments of silence. As for this new track, I absolutely love it, particularly for not going too far with the dynamic changes. I love that they're capturing that old school prog sound and adding their own modern touch to it, and I'd love to see a lot more of it.


I need to check out the new DTP stuff, I'm a bit hit and miss with his stuff, some of it I love but some of it I struggle with. Favourites have been Addicted, Epicloud and Deconstruction though.

For Opeth, I am loving their new track. See I was the opposite to you, I found Heritage to be a bit too meandering in places but I loved Pale Communion. As you said the new one has this good mix of classic prog mixed in with classic Opeth and a little bit of old school Black Sabbath in there. Very excited for the album.

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For me I'm really excited for the new Meat Loaf album. Been a fan of his pretty much all my life and this album will be the fourth album made up of all Jim Steinman penned tracks. Latest single was just released for Speaking In Tongues.

It's a very piano driven Ballad/Duet, I really like it and the lyrics are classic Steinman.

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Postby Sachi » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:17 pm

My copy of the new Devin Townsend Project album Transcendence arrived, and I've finally been able to listen to it in its entirety. I always say this with each new album of his that comes out, but he's outdone himself once again. However, the album feels incomplete without the bonus disk, Holding Patterns. Devin Townsend, whenever he isn't releasing two albums at once, always releases an entire b-side album full of quality demos, which basically comprise of all the songs he wrote at the time that didn't fit the tone or theme of the main album. The album, Transcendence, is a beautiful prog album about overcoming obstacles and getting over oneself in order order to achieve enlightenment, with very minimal use of growling or screaming in favor for very clean vocals. The songs flow into each other, eventually building on the themes until the title track, and then reaches a peak with this very fun symphonic song that has been my ear worm: "Offer Your Light". The album then settles down with one of the most touching love songs in the form of "From the Heart". The b-side album features everything too heavy to fit the tone of the main album, and each song are gems of their own, such as "Gump", "Celestial Signals", and "Monkeymind", and together both albums balance each other out to make a perfect whole. I'm going to have these albums on back-to-back repeat for weeks.
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Postby Sachi » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:10 pm

I've been listening to System of a Down's Toxicity, and boy is it bringing me back. This band used to be my favorite of all time, and there has yet to be another band quite like them since. Fast-paced, heavy, theatrical, and very consciously making a political statement that is meant to bite. Like many great artists with similar agendas, SOAD is basically slam poetry put to metal, and it is awesome. Songs like "The Prison Song" and "Deer Dance" are just as relevant now as they were back then, if not moreso, and I can now more appreciate the songs that used to not appeal to me back then. I'm going to be revisiting the rest of the discography soon too and rework them back into my collection. It's such a shame that they broke up when they did, but perhaps it was best for them to quit while they were at their prime. I'm not as much of a fan of Serj's solo stuff, and Scars on Broadway can be painful to listen to, but I do absolutely love Serj's Jazz-iz-Christ album, and I want to see him in more musical director roles like that in the future.
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Postby Director Black » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:18 pm

^ 'Beyond the Staples Center/You Can see America' is one of my favorite lyrics Serj ever wrote, though my favorite SOAD song will forever be ATWA; making me sympathetic to Charles Manson is no easy task.
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Postby Mink Car » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:00 pm

In light of recent events, I've been listening to
a certain Talking Heads song
Actually, music in general has been keeping me going at the moment. I've also been singing more, including this song in particular.

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Postby Director Black » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:09 pm

With the absolute chaos that's going on, I've started to turn to more political hip-hop. I've already loved Public Enemy after my mom introduced me to them as a tween, but it's still expanding. I've been meaning to listen to El-P's debut album Fantastic Damage after shrugging it off long ago when listening to it after revisiting songs like Deloreon; Deep Space 9mm; Stepfather Factory; and Dead Disnee, and picking up on Public Enemy's first three albums.

When I'm not listening to that, I'm expanding on Frank Zappa's huge disography. I knew that from listening to We're Only In It For the Money, Joe's Garage, and Hot Rats that this guy was a true original.
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Postby Gus Hanson » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:56 pm

World Gone Mad by Suicidal Tendencies is the very first album of theirs I have ever been graced with listening to from start to finish and it delivered on an emotional note since it made me feel like I am not alone in overcoming my fears about life and also live without regrets. Not many albums can move me like that so powerfully so I praise the day I bought it.
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Postby Director Black » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:40 pm

Got around to listening to Arocity Exhibtion by Danny Brown and ended up feeling underwhelmed. It's far from a bad album, but also far from the acclaim it was getting. I love the raw production; I like the lyrics, but aside from Rolling Stone, Ain't it Funny, and When it Rain, there weren't really any great songs on the album. I may give it another chance in the future, but not anytime soon.

In the meantime, I listened to a band that I can't believe I haven't discovered sooner: Godspeed You! Black Emperor. A nine-piece rock band that covers instrumentals ranging from hard rock to classical to ambient. The album in particular was Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven. Ignoring the bad title, the album was - and this is a word I don't use very often - spiritual in an epic sense. When the buildup to the loud sections was over, if switched into drone/ambient; sometimes peaceful; sometimes unnverving. Liking the band will depend on how much you can stomach listening to an album nearly an hour and a half long that filled with drone, but I recommend giving at least part of the album a shot.

Finally, we've come to Kate Bush, an artist who is gearing up to possibly be my favorite female artist of all time. While I hate much 80's music, she always finds ways to reinvent herself with every album. Whether it would be avant-garde pop with The Dreaming, straightforward 80's pop with an epic feel, or an optimistic classy pop attitude, she finds ways to impress me.
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