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Title: What the fuck did he just say?
Post by: Kwaping on 19 Feb 2013, 08:38
Do you guys ever listen to music in a language you don't understand? If so, what are some of your favorite bands/albums?

I'll kick it off with "yes, often" and some of my favorites are:

Carsick Cars (Chinese)
Kick, by Panico (mixed English and Spanish)
Prose Combat, by Some super-old-school french rapper named MC Solaar
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 19 Feb 2013, 08:50
Kampfar. Svartsot. Manau.
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Post by: celticgeek on 19 Feb 2013, 09:32
Gwyneth Glyn - Welsh.
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Post by: Redball on 19 Feb 2013, 10:10
Saw Verdi's Rigoletto Live in HD at the Met in a Tucson theater Saturday, sung in Italian. Much of the choral music I've sung is non-English: French, German, Hebrew, Latin come to mind. The most unexpected language I've heard: Philip Glass' Itaipu, about a hydroelectric dam in Brazil, sung by the Robert Shaw singers with orchestra in a Brazilian Indian language. Words are incomprehensible, but the music is powerful, no pun intended.
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Post by: ScruffCardinale on 19 Feb 2013, 11:13
Bodega Satellite (spanish)
Pizzicato Five (japanese)
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Post by: pwhodges on 19 Feb 2013, 12:06
Classical music (opera and lieder, with some church music) in various languages, most often German, French, Italian, Latin.  But I also have stuff in Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Czech, Hungarian.  My pop music is virtually all in English - the main exception being several albums by The Pillows (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9rrVZIlpJA) (Japanese), whose music was used for the anime FLCL.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 19 Feb 2013, 16:12
As of lately, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Die Antwoord, Jack Parow, Rammstein, Azam Ali, Ishtar Alabina, and Oomph! have all been on fairly heavy rotation.

Also Tom Waits; he may be singing in English, but that doesn't necessarily mean I can understand him.
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Post by: Bluesummers on 19 Feb 2013, 19:04
I listen to a LOT of Japanese and Korean, and I can't understand most of it. Some from anime, some simply J-Pop and K-Pop. My wife, on the other hand, listens to various folk and pop music from Finland, Latvia, Russia, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, China, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, Sweden, and the U.K. (because no one can understand all that silly cockney anyway :emotrex: )

Gwyneth Glyn - Welsh.

That doesn't count, you can understand Welsh :P
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Post by: Dimmukane on 19 Feb 2013, 21:18
Aside from the typical metal bands, a couple stand out:

Windir - Valfar wrote almost exclusively in the Svalbardian dialect, an old branch of Norse
!T.O.O.H.! - A grindcore band from the Czech Republic.  Their lyrics are mostly intelligible as far as grindcore bands go, but alas, they are in a Slavic tongue

Most of the others are pretty much impossible to understand even knowing how to speak the language or are obvious callouts
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Post by: Melodic on 20 Feb 2013, 02:55
Sigur Ros is an obvious one.

There's so much good Japanese shoegaze/experimental music inspired by the 80s and 90s art-rock scene, try Mass Of The Fermenting Dregs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-h-_ux5Fv8), Hyacca (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRYAhF007ZA) (you can actually see the back of my head in the crowd here), Zazen Boys (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-ZjYq8-SHw), Praha Depart (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8j1UGKumec)...
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Post by: Cire27 on 20 Feb 2013, 11:47
I've listened to 1000 Travels of Jawaharlal's one album an uncountable amount of times (actually counted by last.fm).  They're a Japanese hardcore band.
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Post by: Patrick on 21 Feb 2013, 02:51
Sigur Ros is an obvious one.

Glad I didn't have to be the first. See also: Bjork

I'm a fan of WIZO, this Albanian band called Lynx, a band from China called Hanggai, and Hi-STANDARD who are Japanese.
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Post by: Lummer on 21 Feb 2013, 03:17
Wormed.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 21 Feb 2013, 17:22
That's more something for the blog thread.
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Post by: Bluesummers on 21 Feb 2013, 18:32
I can't understand half of the words in La Roux's songs, even though they're in English...but they're so damn catchy!
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 20 Mar 2013, 14:34
I love Melt Banana (Japan), she actually sings in English  but it is hard to tell sometimes.
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Post by: Cthulhu on 20 Mar 2013, 19:54
Kampfar. Svartsot. Manau.

i listen to kampfar too!
also eths, lacrimosa, malevolentia and there was also a chinese band which i cant remember, also russian metal is really cool too.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 21 Mar 2013, 03:26
Arkhona! I played Goi, Rode Goi! over and over and over and over ...

And I still completely failed to notice that they didn't in fact have one female singer and an excellent death grunt type person ... but that these two were in fact one and the same.

I feel stupid about this.
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Post by: Cthulhu on 21 Mar 2013, 09:21
Arkhona!

i would marry arkonas lead singer if i could http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/25055581/Arkona+7.jpg
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 21 Mar 2013, 09:42
I wish I had her grunt. It's ... monstrous.

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Post by: Cthulhu on 21 Mar 2013, 09:47
Well i've never heard her live, im pretty sure those changes in her voice are pretty hard to do. I've been working on doing grunts myself, every singer i know has advised me not to tho, it hurts your vocals im sure you know.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 21 Mar 2013, 13:52
Even this can be trained. I think there are some 'how to ...' things on the web.

Personally, I can do them obly when I have a cold. So ... yay, cold!
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Post by: IDMG on 21 Mar 2013, 19:40
Boris, and more black metal than I care to recount at once.
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Post by: Cthulhu on 21 Mar 2013, 22:29
Yes i've seen those, thats why i started practicing in the first place, and for me too its like, some days i just cant do it, but as i practice it becomes easier. What got me scared was that the grunt singer of this band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6CNH-lgxzE told me that all grunt singers eventually require a throat operation and thats really hard to find the way not to hurt your voice. ps. check his band you might like it, he's just starting tho but i think they've got future.
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Post by: ankhtahr on 22 Mar 2013, 20:20
Well, In Extremo is a German band, and German isn't a foreign language to me, but they often sing in obscure languages (Ai vis lo lop is in Occitan, Zauberspruch from the Album "Sängerkrieg" was in Estonian, Pavane is in old French, Herr Mannelig is in old swedish, Liam is in Gaelic, some other songs are in Latin, and so on).
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Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Mar 2013, 01:06
I listen to a lot of foreign bands, J-rock/J-pop thanks to anime, and some K-pop thanks to Gangnam Style (Psy's "Right Now" is a better song then Gangnam Style...), Metal bands of various nationalities, though English seems to be the common language of glorious heavy metal, but Rammstein's lyrics are art, even if I can't play their aldumns in the same state as my German immigrant grandparents for fear of my grandmother's wooden spoon even though I'm well into my 20s. Then it's Bollywood and Bangra, which makes me wish I knew how to dance, and a mix of some Middle Eastern groups.


...yeah I have kinda eclectic taste in music... I'll go now...

 
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Post by: Welu on 25 Mar 2013, 17:43
I like Rammstein. This thread inspired me to download some Silbermond. I listened to a lot of German pop/rock bands when I was learning German in school. Switching computers and just over time I lost a lot of my old music. I like it about as much as I remember but am sad I can't remember enough German to translate it in my head as it is sang.
Can't remember any other bands I listened to but my only source was the teaching assistant so I just listened to whatever they liked.

I also used to listen to a lot of, sad to just say Asian pop. I think it was mostly J-pop and K-pop. I was a big weeaboo when I was younger so would download anything vaguely "animu" to me.
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Post by: TinPenguin on 26 Mar 2013, 13:55
Well i've never heard her live, im pretty sure those changes in her voice are pretty hard to do.

Yet she does it just like that. Seriously, in a live situation she can switch from beautiful clean singing to a brutal growl in the blink of an eye, easy as breathing. There's another Russian singer, Daria Stavrovich, who I've also seen/heard do this. Mother Russia sure knows how to breed 'em.

As to the thread topic, I probably listen to more foreign language music than English... naming every one would take all day... but there's a lot of Icelandic and Russian in there.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 03 Apr 2013, 02:20
I've got a thing for Gaelic singing.

Japanese and Korean music are great (not necessarily j/k-pop, but more alt rock/punk style stuff.)

also, you're not human if you don't enjoy the original german 99 Luftballons.
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Post by: trstn on 03 Apr 2013, 07:33
I listen frequently to:
Japanese
Envy / Polysics / Boris

and some more to their new album Meir.
Norwegian
Kvelertak

The understanding of the actual words being sung is not a part of my music enjoyment. Being born as a non English speaking European I'm very used to the fact not to understand the language of the music I'm listening to in the Radio while growing up. Most of it was English.

skål
trstn
[edit: wrong band name spelling .. ohohoh]
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Post by: Algernon on 03 Apr 2013, 18:03
My friend drafted me into co-hosting his latin music show on our college radio station for a semester, and because neither of us knew anything about latin music and he's pretty incompetent, I had to do some fairly extensive digging to find good shit to play. 

I chose to interpret "latin music" as "indie music that I like, of any genre, that also happens to originate in a country that largely speaks Spanish or Portuguese (maybe with some Catalán thrown in)."

Here are some of the things that I found.  It is a pretty eclectic bunch of tunes.  I like them.  Maybe you will like them too! 

Pegasvs - Brillar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF58bXsFbM8)
Algodón Egipcio - El Día Previo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCZIJcwE-yo)
Dënver - De explosiones y delitos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qakQsxbLy1M)
Juana Molina - Los Hongos de Marosa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJgtr8charY)
Astro - Pacífico-Atlántico (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRextBOESpc)
Balún - Camila (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xrDPDQ6d-g)
Milton Nascimento - Cravo e Canela (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onyb8tCN-RQ)
Os Mutantes  - A Minha Menina (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLWhXJDlF1I)
Espanto - Rock'n Roll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhIJ1if08VM)
Helado Negro - 2º Día (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXe2gLuDq5E)
Ombre - Weight Those Words (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZalM_lEz_8) (collab b/w Helado Negro and Julianna Barwick)
Mueran Humanos - Culpable (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJnDGTmuS4Y)
Los Ginkas - Cabeza de animal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQYL-1Om1IY)
DESERT - Camins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IujFpvkNEvc)
Bill Yonson - Fuera el Mar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tr_xJ8bfoQ)
Los Destellos - A Patricia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paFR_ccoEOc)
Las Ligas Menores - Crecer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_rb1XEaRZc)
White Ninja - El Alfa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntOGUoFBuq8)
Ave Negra - Para Que Le Digo Que No Si Si (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BML9DbnkTo4)
Sundae - Vuelve a casa por Navidad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcnlEgRAP50)
Linda Mirada - Secundario (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_j6WkOb6sw)
Davila 666 - Obsesionao (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzmuqN2jEHs)
Hello Seahorse - Bestia (Julieta Venegas Remix) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEYHRVdoVRA)
TV Gamma - Nada importante (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3t17pneJ1w)
Le Parody - Painkiller (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixaC1vX8p0c)
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Post by: Zingoleb on 03 Apr 2013, 18:06
OH MAN I AM GOING TO ENJOY THIS.
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Post by: Bellyfish on 17 Apr 2013, 02:29
RAMMSTEIN! I love how they make German sound like the angriest language there is :D
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 17 Apr 2013, 05:25
Well, to be fair, that does not take huge amounts of effort.
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Post by: Kugai on 17 Apr 2013, 17:52
And to think I have slight problems with Psy's lyrics   ;)
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Post by: Bluesummers on 17 Apr 2013, 18:02
HEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY SEXY LADY

(Because although she's sexy, she's also deaf and Psy has to shout at her ass to get her attention)

(http://seoulbeats.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/20120924_seoulbeats_psy_butt.jpeg)



I listen to Megaherz, but I really can't understand them much better than Rammstein.
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Post by: ankhtahr on 17 Apr 2013, 23:04
Well, to be fair, that does not take huge amounts of effort.
Was soll das denn heißen? Hast du 'n Problem?  :wink: :wink:

seriously though, Rammstein sounds very angry to Germans too…
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Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Apr 2013, 00:48
Ah German, the only language in which "I love you" sounds like some sort of violent threat.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 18 Apr 2013, 03:01
And in the case of Rammstein, it probably is a violent threat.
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Post by: Kugai on 18 Apr 2013, 17:51
HEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY SEXY LADY

(Because although she's sexy, she's also deaf and Psy has to shout at her ass to get her attention)

(http://seoulbeats.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/20120924_seoulbeats_psy_butt.jpeg)



I listen to Megaherz, but I really can't understand them much better than Rammstein.

Mother father getleman
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Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Apr 2013, 00:11
Once I got a translation of Gangnam Style, and appropriate context (specifically what the hell a "Gangnam" was) I ended up liking the song a lot more. Still not as much as "Right Now" though. Gentleman was decent too.

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Post by: Kugai on 20 Apr 2013, 13:39
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 21 Apr 2013, 09:04
... I love Mylene Farmer. I have no idea why, she's far out of my usual sphere of musical delights.

And it being french, I understand quite a bit of her lyrics. And they're often quite interesting.
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Post by: Cire27 on 23 Apr 2013, 11:45
Woah, is she seriously in her 50's?
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 23 Apr 2013, 13:41
Yeah. It's quite a trip to realize that the sex symbols from your youth are getting old ...

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Post by: Patrick on 25 Apr 2013, 23:49
not if you ever liked Madonna
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Post by: kazuela on 26 Apr 2013, 15:21
Bushido is cool, german rap sounds great and he is a cool dude, Alles Verloren and Sonnenbank Flavour are always on my playlist

as for italian stuff Talco and Banda Bassotti are great if you're into ska

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Post by: Zingoleb on 28 Apr 2013, 05:20
not if you ever liked Madonna

shane loves madonna!
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 28 Apr 2013, 06:37
not if you ever liked Madonna
Then it's unfiltered horror.
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Post by: Kwaping on 19 Jun 2013, 11:55
New Sigur Ros album is out (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D6GT5S8/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=wago-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B00D6GT5S8&adid=156QGP0QWR2073JCZGY4&), and it's quite good. What say you?
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Post by: ankhtahr on 19 Jun 2013, 17:38
First impression: I don't like it, at least in most parts. I've really liked ( ) and Valtari, and I absolutely loved Takk, but this? No. I've seen that coming from the moment they published their Brennisteinn video.



I guess I will really miss the old style of Sigur Rós, before the departure of Kjarri Sveinsson, and really hope they will return to calmer sounds one day.
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Post by: Kwaping on 20 Jun 2013, 09:20
As with most things, it's all about expectations. And of course, "musical taste subjective" blah blah blah.
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Post by: ankhtahr on 20 Jun 2013, 09:25
Yep, if I wouldn't try to view it from an outside perspective (i.e. ignore the previous albums, and deal with this, as if it was a new band) I wouldn't like the whole album.
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Post by: Patrick on 20 Jun 2013, 10:47
I will definitely say that Sigur Ros stood out as the single greatest set of Coachella this year. I've never so much as felt emotions as powerful as the shit they conveyed onstage.
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Post by: ankhtahr on 20 Jun 2013, 12:45
To me Sigur Rós always felt like the godfathers of musical emotions. Taking a walk through a forest while listening to Valtari… frickin awesome. I guess I'll have to keep listening to the previous albums…
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 20 Jun 2013, 13:12
Hey, there's always next time. Hope springs eternal and what not.
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Post by: SageJiraiya on 07 Aug 2013, 22:25
Fun's "Some Nights" used to always get me.

"Some nights I stay up cashing in my pad lock."
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Post by: kyomi on 15 Aug 2013, 05:33
Yes, a lot :)

Rammstein, Megaherz and Mina Harker, Eisbrecher,  - German metal
Dark Princess - Russian metal
Chthonic - Tawainese metal
Skindred - Welsh, but most are in English. It's basically reggae metal :)
HIZAKI, HIZAKI grace project, Versailles - Japanese Metal
Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar, Enslaved, Keep of Kalessin, Old Man's Child - Norweigan, most songs in English
Amorphis - Finnish metal, most songs in English
In Flames, Embraced, Vinterland - Swedish metal, a few of their earlier songs were in Swedish
Ensiferum - Finnish metal

And I just have to make mention of Agonoize, which is a German industrial band, because they are by far my favorite industrial act :)
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 15 Aug 2013, 09:35

It just occured to me that my native tongue is an excellent method of getting people to say the thread title.

Case in point: dutch viking metal.

Yes. I find it funny too.
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Post by: UniqueNewYork on 04 Nov 2013, 13:38
I freakin' LOVE the album "Guerra e Pace" by the Italian rapper Fabri Fibra. Although this may not count since I speak concussed-tween-level Italian and so understood 90% of the lyrics by the second listen.
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Post by: kyomi on 07 Nov 2013, 05:11
Shortly after.. I discovered Stam1na, awesome Finnish metal

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Post by: Kwaping on 10 Jan 2014, 13:31
Nacional Records 2013 Sampler (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CLW1SYC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00CLW1SYC&linkCode=as2&tag=wago-20) - get it while it's free! I'm really enjoying a few songs from there.
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Post by: Usurpatore Hominum LXVI on 11 Jan 2014, 01:29
The new Falkenbach album's lyrics are written entirely in some obscure, nearly dead language that's supposed to be some kind of cross between German and Dutch. Interesting stuff, really - just find the song "Eweroun" if you want to hear what I'm talking about.
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Post by: Aziraphale on 23 Jan 2014, 21:30
Rachid Taha (Algerian, sings in Arabic, French and English), Manu Chao (French, sings in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English), Gustavo Cerati/Soda Stereo (Argentine), O Rappa, Caetano Veloso, Carlinhos Brown (Brazilian/Portuguese), Youssou N'Dour (Senegalese/Woloff).
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Post by: Akima on 17 Mar 2014, 02:41
I know barely a word of Spanish, but...
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Post by: celticgeek on 17 Mar 2014, 11:41
Ah yes, Joan.  One of the first female singers whose music I fell in love with (well, and in love with her personally, of course). 

She came through Phoenix a few years ago, and is still as wonderful as she was back then. 
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 24 Oct 2014, 17:21
Barka Val, Fejd, Garmana, Hedningarna. (I know absolutely no Swedish)
Einherjer (and even less Norwegian)
Finntroll, Hiski Salomaa, Korpiklaani, Moonsorrow, Oulu Hotshots, Viikate, Wimme (I know a few words of Finnish, but it's still hard to understand without the lyrics in print)
Yamashita Tatsrou, The Pillows (don't know any Japanese either)
Gwar (are you sure that's English?)
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Post by: Akima on 16 Jan 2015, 21:21

I was introduced to this piece, and this singer today. Hair-raising!
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Post by: Orkboy on 18 Jan 2015, 06:27
I listen to a lot of viking metal, which means that about 50% of the time, I have absolutely no idea what they're saying, but it kicks seven shades of shit out of most metal bands.  I particularly like Tyr, mostly because they prove you don't need to scream or growl to be badass.  They can actually sing.

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Post by: KingOfIreland on 19 Jan 2015, 11:13
I love Tyr. The only thing that annoys me about it is that it sounds almost like it should be Dutch, but it isn't so I spend too much time listening to the words but not quite understanding them
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Post by: Akima on 19 Jan 2015, 14:08
I have this problem when I watch cycling videos with a soundtrack in Flemish. It tricks my brain into thinking that the English-language part of it ought to be able to understand it, but of course it cannot. It is a very odd feeling, and one that I don't get listening to German or any other language I don't know.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 20 Jan 2015, 07:51

All of which leads me to post this little gem of dutch vikingmetal (best not to think about it too long). Completely uncomprehensible to most of you. Intensely funny to people who do understand. The fucker sings with a huge accent and it's fun to copy this whilst singing the ridiculous lyrics.

I know, it's rude. But it's FUNNY.


I do see your point about this language though. There are so many known words in this that it's annoying that the whole thing doesn't just 'click' in my head.

I love the sound of this language.
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Post by: KingOfIreland on 20 Jan 2015, 10:20
I have this problem when I watch cycling videos with a soundtrack in Flemish. It tricks my brain into thinking that the English-language part of it ought to be able to understand it, but of course it cannot. It is a very odd feeling, and one that I don't get listening to German or any other language I don't know.
Oh man, this and the Heidevolk song have inspired me.

I love heidevolk by the way.

Now, to fuck with the swedes and apparently Australians too, I have prepared a treat:

Here's some Lais. Flemish folk.
And some of their older stuff
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Post by: Orkboy on 20 Jan 2015, 10:52
Oh man, Heidevolk is awesome.  High five for mentioning them. 
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 20 Jan 2015, 12:22
They are funny fuck as well. Great accent. There's one track on Arkhona's Goi rode goi that they make a sudden appearance on. Do check that album.
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Post by: Akima on 08 Feb 2015, 00:39
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Post by: hedgie on 08 Feb 2015, 00:53

Welp, I know what's going to be stuck in my head for the next day.
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Post by: so many cats on 02 Mar 2015, 19:37

I made a friend from Montreal who was absolutely crazy about this band/album and now I am as well. A lot of variety to be found, this is just one of my favorite songs.

I guess the album is about progression through the seven levels of consciousness or something?
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Post by: Aziraphale on 02 Mar 2015, 20:07
Reminds me of a poppier version of Gong, almost.
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Post by: so many cats on 03 Mar 2015, 17:38
I don't know enough about Gong to know if that's a good or bad thing, but I'll give them a listen and see how it sounds...
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Post by: Aziraphale on 03 Mar 2015, 17:55
Depends who you ask, I guess. :) I like Gong, so I don't see it as a bad thing. Check out the Teapot Trilogy (Flying Teapot, Angel's Egg and, especially, You). Semi-spacey Prog/Psychedelic stuff. Unless you wanted something more fusion-oriented, in which case check out the stuff after that when Pierre Moerlen took the band over (especially Gazeuse!/Expresso)



Title: Re: What the fuck did he just say?
Post by: so many cats on 08 Mar 2015, 21:15
Based on those songs I'm going to go with it's a good thing! I look forward to exploring this a lot more.

Along the wtf language barrier vein I really like this song. Looking up the lyric translation did not disappoint whatsoever.
Title: Re: What the fuck did he just say?
Post by: Theta9 on 14 Jun 2018, 12:43
My favorite singer in any language is Masami Okui.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5723CB360B10016B
Title: Re: What the fuck did he just say?
Post by: MarigoldSkye on 16 Apr 2019, 16:03
Well, I like a lot of Celtic/Irish music and they will sing in Gaelic quite a bit.

I have pretty much all the songs ever from Sailormoon and some other Anime.  Also representing for Japan in my collection are the awesome Babymetal.

A few tracks in German:  Du Hast (but then, who hasn't listened to Du Hast?).   Die Gesistche by EAV and An Deiner Seite by Unheilig
Title: Re: What the fuck did he just say?
Post by: hakko504 on 23 Apr 2019, 02:19
Well, I like a lot of Celtic/Irish music and they will sing in Gaelic quite a bit.

I have pretty much all the songs ever from Sailormoon and some other Anime.  Also representing for Japan in my collection are the awesome Babymetal.

A few tracks in German:  Du Hast (but then, who hasn't listened to Du Hast?).   Die Gesistche by EAV and An Deiner Seite by Unheilig
Turns out my collection of music is at least 90% English (and I'm from Sweden). The remaining stuff is a few Swedish albums by Gyllene Tider (that's the guy from Roxette with his original band pre-Roxette), some german groups like Rammstein and Die Toten Hosen, Heroes Del Silencio in Spanish and finally Babymetal and Momoiro Clover Z in Japanese. MCZ mostly because of their collaboration with KISS ,"Yume no Ukiyo ni Saite Mi na", though I have heard a few more things like the Sailor Moon Crystal theme.
Title: Re: What the fuck did he just say?
Post by: cybersmurf on 23 Apr 2019, 09:51
Well, I like a lot of Celtic/Irish music and they will sing in Gaelic quite a bit.

I have pretty much all the songs ever from Sailormoon and some other Anime.  Also representing for Japan in my collection are the awesome Babymetal.

A few tracks in German:  Du Hast (but then, who hasn't listened to Du Hast?).   Die Gesistche by EAV and An Deiner Seite by Unheilig

Rammstein is well known internationally, but EAV? I mean, they're Austrian, and Die Geschichte may not be representative for their general work. They're usually more on the comedic side, and if you're having trouble understanding them: it's OK. Austrian german has a slightly different speech melody, and sometimes that throws off even germans.
Title: Re: What the fuck did he just say?
Post by: hedgie on 23 Apr 2019, 11:30
Dialects of a language can be like that.  One of the people who struggled the most in a German course I was in was Swiss and spoke it at home.
Title: Re: What the fuck did he just say?
Post by: cybersmurf on 23 Apr 2019, 13:21
Swiss German is heavy. I mean really heavy. Even if they speak their "moderate" variant, they are hard to understand. And if they fall into the real swiss german, I am truly lost. "Curse of the Mountain People".
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Post by: MarigoldSkye on 23 Apr 2019, 15:38
Well, I like a lot of Celtic/Irish music and they will sing in Gaelic quite a bit.

I have pretty much all the songs ever from Sailormoon and some other Anime.  Also representing for Japan in my collection are the awesome Babymetal.

A few tracks in German:  Du Hast (but then, who hasn't listened to Du Hast?).   Die Gesistche by EAV and An Deiner Seite by Unheilig

Rammstein is well known internationally, but EAV? I mean, they're Austrian, and Die Geschichte may not be representative for their general work. They're usually more on the comedic side, and if you're having trouble understanding them: it's OK. Austrian german has a slightly different speech melody, and sometimes that throws off even germans.

I actually picked up that song from a Trigun AMV that I downloaded years ago.   I speak kindergarten level german, if that (I can recite some basic colors and count to 12, along with stuff like man, woman, boy, girl).  So I have no idea what they are saying, really, regional accent or no.  I know Gesistche means "story" or "history", I think, but that's about it.
Title: Re: What the fuck did he just say?
Post by: Case on 24 Apr 2019, 08:22
Well, I like a lot of Celtic/Irish music and they will sing in Gaelic quite a bit.

I have pretty much all the songs ever from Sailormoon and some other Anime.  Also representing for Japan in my collection are the awesome Babymetal.

A few tracks in German:  Du Hast (but then, who hasn't listened to Du Hast?).   Die Gesistche by EAV and An Deiner Seite by Unheilig

Rammstein is well known internationally, but EAV? I mean, they're Austrian, and Die Geschichte may not be representative for their general work. They're usually more on the comedic side, and if you're having trouble understanding them: it's OK. Austrian german has a slightly different speech melody, and sometimes that throws off even germans.

Huh? I didn't know EAV were Austrian and never had any trouble understanding them.

P.S.: Now that you mention it: Yeah, the dialect is obvious. Still didn't register with me as Austrian for some reason.

Swiss German is heavy. I mean really heavy. Even if they speak their "moderate" variant, they are hard to understand. And if they fall into the real swiss german, I am truly lost. "Curse of the Mountain People".

Ohf**k yes: TV-anchor Swiss-German is 'barely comprehensible', but when they go full-on 'Chuchichäschtli' (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuchich%C3%A4schtli) (Bread-box/cupboard), I'm lost.

There are sounds in Swiss-German that are closer to Dutch than anything spoken anywhere else in Germany or Austria.
Title: Re: What the fuck did he just say?
Post by: cybersmurf on 24 Apr 2019, 12:45
Rammstein is well known internationally, but EAV? I mean, they're Austrian, and Die Geschichte may not be representative for their general work. They're usually more on the comedic side, and if you're having trouble understanding them: it's OK. Austrian german has a slightly different speech melody, and sometimes that throws off even germans.

Huh? I didn't know EAV were Austrian and never had any trouble understanding them.

P.S.: Now that you mention it: Yeah, the dialect is obvious. Still didn't register with me as Austrian for some reason.

Swiss German is heavy. I mean really heavy. Even if they speak their "moderate" variant, they are hard to understand. And if they fall into the real swiss german, I am truly lost. "Curse of the Mountain People".

Ohf**k yes: TV-anchor Swiss-German is 'barely comprehensible', but when they go full-on 'Chuchichäschtli' (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuchich%C3%A4schtli) (Bread-box/cupboard), I'm lost.

There are sounds in Swiss-German that are closer to Dutch than anything spoken anywhere else in Germany or Austria.

Admittedly, EAV is on the soft side, concerning dialect.
"Chuchichäschtli" literally translates as kitchen cupboard, but it's such a typically swiss word. The further West you go in Austria, the more mountainy and unintelligeable the dialects become. Vorarlberg is basically more Swiss than anything else.

Did some Austrian ever try to make you say "Oachkatzlschwoaf"? It's the (self-elected) cliché Austrian word noone's actually using.
Title: Re: What the fuck did he just say?
Post by: JoeCovenant on 29 Apr 2019, 06:49
... I love Mylene Farmer. I have no idea why, she's far out of my usual sphere of musical delights.

And it being french, I understand quite a bit of her lyrics. And they're often quite interesting.

OMG I'm not alone!

Was hooked with the "Je t'aime melancholy" video on MTV (back when it played music) and then the Live at Bercy DVD cemented it.
I'd no idea she was a gay icon until I saw that video... My wife still looks at me funny when I watch it on occasion! :)

(That said... I can't stand most of the "dance remixes" of some of her stuff.)