What Music Are You Listening To?

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Post by Nospike » Mon Nov 23, 2015 13:02

Giving Black Sabbath's 13 a proper re-listen now that I've hooked my computer up to my beloved B&W DM7s. The production is audibly lacking in certain areas, especially the drums which are just too quiet and it's rather unfortunate because the drum work is exquisite and accentuates the riffs perfectly.
The previously sort-of dead bass has sprung to life almost magically though, it feels almost like listening to an entirely different album. Proper speakers also allow Tony's solo work to shine through with all its amazing might.
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Post by Benvolio » Mon Nov 23, 2015 20:16

Hmmm would you strongly recommend '13'?? I dearly love Sabbath but my knowledge of them is very much confined to the first half of the seventies. In particular I really love the live album 'Past Lives', the tone is so heavy and really breathes even more dark atmosphere into the likes of 'Sweet Leaf' and 'War Pigs' and one of the highlights, a medley of 'Wicked World' including sections of 'Supernaut' and 'Into the Void'. Should I venture into modern Sabbath?

Currently enjoying some old metal, namely:

Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales
Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
Mercyful Fate - Melissa
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
and revisiting an old, underrated - if imperfect - favourite
Pantera - Power Metal, the highlight of this last one being'We'll Meet Again'.

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Post by Nospike » Mon Nov 23, 2015 20:51

I definitely think 13 is worth checking out. It stays true to the formula of the 70s albums with Tony's guitar sound being (sometimes literally) a mix of the original gritty fuzz and the post-Dio-era metallic snarl. You may not love it, but I'm sure you won't regret giving it a try.
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Post by Keening_Product » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:33

Listening to this for the first time in a while: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE-Hnv6Rm30

Seems like a template for Bosnian Rainbows, one of Omar's other bands.
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Post by Grimson » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:13

This is neat! Reminds me of the 80s-90s action cop movie genre :P
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Post by lemm » Thu Feb 25, 2016 17:35

Yeah, the 80's were three decades ago, so they are now eligible to be enjoyed retroactively.

Enjoy it while it lasts, because when 2020 rolls around, we're going to have to endure 5 years of retro-grunge.

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Post by Benvolio » Thu Feb 25, 2016 22:05

Yeah Post-Grunge in the 1995-2005 era was bad enough...

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Post by tulip » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:08

Haha, nice lemm jumped onto the retrowave train.

I'll go to a Perturbator concert on wednesday, can't really wait.

http://perturbator.bandcamp.com/track/g ... y-together

It's becoming older now but this is still one of my fav tracks.
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Post by {DARKDUNE} » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:59

I listen to anything by code black, for example https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=13BP6Edr-8c
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Post by Nospike » Thu Mar 24, 2016 0:20

Every time I listen to the Doors' Soft Parade, I can't help but fall in love with this criminally underrated album even more. There's something indescribably beautiful about the horns in Tell All The People and Jim Morrison's great take at a seemingly generic 60's love song in Touch Me, all followed by the silky smooth tones of Shaman's Blues. And don't even get me started about the title track - pure genius. It's all perfect. I'm absolutely getting this on vinyl ASAP, just you wait, ha.
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Post by Benvolio » Sat Mar 26, 2016 16:15

I thoroughly enjoy 'the Soft Parade'. It is easily my least favourite of the six albums with Jim but that's not important. What's important is that 'Shaman's Blues' is an epic track - an understated foray into that pharmacological frontier being explored at that time with a myriad of substances including Ayahuasca (or Yage as they apparently called it at the time). Then 'Wishful Sinful' is an absolutely beautiful melody, giving this album a melancholy love song to almost rival those on their other five albums. Although initially affronted by the added instruments when I bought the album more than a decade ago, i have come to appreciate what they add to several tracks here - not just Wishful Sinful, but also 'Tell All the People' and 'Touch Me'. Some of the other tracks are a tad filler-ish, but I do enjoy 'Do It' quite a lot. Now, as for the final, title track, I sadly find it musically quite weak. The initial sections are very enjoyable - quite an 'Abbey Road'-esque way of presenting musical ideas. But the jam taking up the majority of the song is a little inferior, musically, to the other long tracks by the Doors (When 'The Music's Over', 'The End', and of course 'The Celebration of the Lizard'). Anyway it delights me to see this album paid some attention.

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Post by Keening_Product » Mon Jul 25, 2016 21:14

Seeing as nobody has posted in this thread for a few months I will dump a list of songs it will take a few months to get through.

Favourites from a night on YouTube:

Synth:
Tres - Operator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgjZzK7c0Sc
Tres - Smile On My Face (from the same single as the above song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xscOtv9jvqk
Grauzone - Eisbaer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhtxqvAlIpo
A Blaze Color - Cold As Ever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSn8wZeFS3k
Autumn - Synthesize: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3UTpbhQnPA
Ss-Say - Care: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD8dm2demu0
The Normal - Warm Leatherette (not for the squeamish, which includes me - I just like the sound): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5QErPDNcj4
A Split Second - Flesh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnmTtC7A_qc

Early punk:
The Victims - Television Addict: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hsBQjPO2-o
The Nipple Erectors - All The Time in The World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2AxWPQVOBA
The Users (A lot like Radio Birdman) - Sick of You/I`m in Love with Today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRgwBhMivpI (I'm in Love with Today is the better of the two imo)
The Rings - I Wanna Be Free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr1BD7dqHG4
The Human League - Being Boiled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRC9K7iLUAw

Post punk:
The Cassandra Complex - One Millionth Happy Customer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xddV9mq6NE[/b]
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKRJfIPiJGY


Bonus - an old favourite which came up in the suggestions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjA-aFWOZOw

Edit: put Bauhaus in the correct section.
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Post by Nisaba » Mon Jul 25, 2016 22:13

@Keening_Product:

Grauzone - Eisbaer (1981): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhtxqvAlIpo
vs.
Isolation Berlin - Körper (2015): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm3jcF0shX0
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Post by Keening_Product » Mon Jul 25, 2016 23:24

Draw. Tbh, they're not all thaaat similar to me.

Three more:

Lebanon Hanover
- Gallowdance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPw7nlluRdc

Tropic Of Cancer
- Be Brave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8rXJtSohiM

Modèle Mécanique - Dark of the Moon (nothing to do with the Transformers film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBykJbGai6g
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