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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #300 on: 03 Dec 2008, 13:46 »

All   worthwhile music in any period is an experiment - if the composer/performer is not pushing the boundaries somewhere  then the result will ultimately be bland and uninteresting.

i'd mostly agree with this (although i do own a few awesome albums, from various genres, where there's nothing new being done per se, the band/artist is just taking something that's been done, but doing it REALLY well), but a band who intend to push boundaries aren't necessarily viewing their album as an experiment.  there's nothing wrong with experimenting, but not at the expense of having any emotional impact.

sure, experimental music can make you think.  but all i think when i listen to, for example John Cage's Music of Changes, is "he's experimented with a new method of composition, using chance.  it's obviously not a great method, as the end result is horrible."  maybe it's just that i look for different things to get out the listening experience, because to me, it's those hair-on-the-back-of-your-neck-standing-on-end, shiver-down-your-spine awesome moments, combined with the emotional impact of the music that keeps me coming back, and i can't get that out of most experimental music.

i do Music Tech, btw.  our lecturer is a fan of experimental music, and so he tends to slant the few composition modules we do towards experimental areas.

oh, and on-topic (sorry!) - "Bad Devil" by Devin Townsend.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #301 on: 03 Dec 2008, 13:49 »

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #302 on: 03 Dec 2008, 17:33 »

Peach, do you have anything better to do than post what you are listening to every five minutes?  :|
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #303 on: 03 Dec 2008, 18:24 »

My neighbors having sex.


I'm not intentionally listening to them. In fact, I'm attempting to drown them out with Kyuss.


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #304 on: 03 Dec 2008, 18:26 »

Hey, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #305 on: 03 Dec 2008, 18:33 »

Peach, do you have anything better to do than post what you are listening to every five minutes?  :|

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #306 on: 03 Dec 2008, 18:37 »

Hey guys, I'm not listening to anything. I had a pretty busy day and I'm unwinding. Maybe I'll put on some classical music or something.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #307 on: 03 Dec 2008, 18:44 »

It's weird, isn't it? I have a feeling most of us here are constantly listening to music. It's actually a strange experience to listen to not-music. I should probably do that more often. To that end, i am listening to a fan in my computer. It's oddly comforting.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #308 on: 03 Dec 2008, 19:04 »

I actually very rarely listen to music. Near silence is rather nice.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #309 on: 03 Dec 2008, 19:12 »

It is true that I'm rarely not listening to music...
But fuck that shit, I'm listening to some Hüsker Dü.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #310 on: 03 Dec 2008, 20:01 »

I get bored!
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #311 on: 03 Dec 2008, 20:15 »

dear keri,

go outside? write in your journal? re-read twilight?
or if you're going to post this often, at least make sure your posts have substance to them. worked for me when i was new.

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uh, now back to musics.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #312 on: 03 Dec 2008, 20:15 »

If it's too quiet I get something like tinnitus and my ears will start ringing more often.  Or my ears will fill in the silence with this really quiet hiss-type noise that sounds like it's got a tremolo effect running on it all the time.  Imagine some cassette tape hiss, and that's pretty much what I hear when it's totally silent, but very quiet and undulating.

Not-music is nice, though.  I really like the sound of the wind in trees.

Currently listening: "The Falls" by Hudson Bell.  Seriously, more people should listen to this band.  I've contemplated upping the album I bought of his, but I kind of respect him a lot since he seems like a nice dude.  He emailed me personally to tell me my CD was on its way.  His music is very fuzzy, contemplative rock music with huge, swirling guitars.  He gets compared to Neil Young quite frequently, since most aspects of his music are very similar to Young's.

tl;dr - Check him out.  I'm pretty sure you can stream all of When the Sun Is the Moon on his Last.fm page.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #313 on: 03 Dec 2008, 20:20 »

dear keri,

go outside? write in your journal? re-read twilight?
or if you're going to post this often, at least make sure your posts have substance to them. worked for me when i was new.

love,
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I don't spend much time on the computer at all, only late at night when I'm about to go to bed. I write in my journal everyday, and I don't want to re-read Twilight, again
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #314 on: 03 Dec 2008, 21:48 »

Confession time: I've never liked Husker Du. This isn't to be contrary. I'm just saying that sometimes I wonder if something is wrong with me and that I will never find love.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #316 on: 04 Dec 2008, 09:43 »

Confession time: I've never liked Husker Du. This isn't to be contrary. I'm just saying that sometimes I wonder if something is wrong with me and that I will never find love.

try listening to Sugar, Bob Mould's post-HD project.  and then get the latter HD stuff and move backwards.  took me a while to get into them too.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #317 on: 04 Dec 2008, 09:48 »

Confession time: I've never liked Husker Du. This isn't to be contrary. I'm just saying that sometimes I wonder if something is wrong with me and that I will never find love.

Eh, don't worry about it.  They had their moments but are one of those bands people talk about more than listen to.

Like Slint.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #318 on: 04 Dec 2008, 11:10 »

All of my records, alphabetically by album title unless I download or buy something that came before where I am in the alphabet at the moment.  I'm 100% serious, I kind of went nuts for about a year with the downloading and realized that I hadn't actually heard a fairly substantial chunk of the music in my library and I figured this method would be the most likely to allow me to hear it all eventually.  I thought about going alphabetically by artist but didn't want to get sick of any artist that I like (I'm particularly thinking of Guided by Voices here who are one of my favorite bands but I would imagine after listening to them for several days straight they might get a little old).  Anyway, I'm currently almost done listening to From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah by Nirvana, after this it's Lee "Scratch" Perry - From the Secret Laboratory, Tommy Guerrero - From the Soil to the Soul and a 7" compilation called Fuck You Spaceman.
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« Reply #319 on: 04 Dec 2008, 11:33 »

last week i tried listening to all the guided by voices albums from '92 to '04 in a row

i got sick of them before bee thousand was even over
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #320 on: 04 Dec 2008, 12:01 »

last week i tried listening to all the guided by voices albums from '92 to '04 in a row

i got sick of them before bee thousand was even over


I have the vinyl version of their first box set, the one that includes all of their pre-Scat records material, the vinyl version is one disc longer than the cd version because it also includes Propeller.  I've listened to the box all the way through a couple of times and even just that is a challenge I can't really imagine going the distance and listening to all of it in one go.
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« Reply #321 on: 04 Dec 2008, 17:28 »

confession time: i've never really been able to get into guided by voices. 
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #322 on: 04 Dec 2008, 17:37 »

Retreat! Retreat! by 65daysofstatic

FUCK YEAH!

I don't listen to this band nearly enough.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #323 on: 04 Dec 2008, 17:51 »

Voodoo child (slight return), you know who it's by. Followed by Take it! Sailor uniform by Aya Hirano, Emiri Kato, Kaori Fukuhara, & Aya Endo.
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« Reply #324 on: 04 Dec 2008, 21:40 »

confession time: i've never really been able to get into guided by voices. 
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« Reply #325 on: 05 Dec 2008, 11:03 »

Retreat! Retreat! by 65daysofstatic

sometimes i put that album on and just continuously listen to the first 30 seconds of that song like ten times in a row

THIS BAND IS UNSTOPPABLE

DUN DUN DUN DUN
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #326 on: 05 Dec 2008, 15:48 »

"Damaged Goods" by Gang of Four never fucking gets old.  That whole album never gets old.

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« Reply #327 on: 06 Dec 2008, 21:05 »

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« Reply #328 on: 06 Dec 2008, 21:10 »

"Damaged Goods" by Gang of Four never fucking gets old.  That whole album never gets old.

fuck yeahhh.
gang of four,

i am not listening to anything at the moment.
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« Reply #329 on: 06 Dec 2008, 21:18 »

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #330 on: 06 Dec 2008, 22:03 »

"Damaged Goods" by Gang of Four never fucking gets old.  That whole album never gets old.

Have you ever listened to their Peel Sessions? Holy shit are they ever good.
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« Reply #331 on: 07 Dec 2008, 00:00 »

I actually haven't! Crazy! I will get on that.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #332 on: 07 Dec 2008, 17:05 »

Rocket from the Crypt - "Circa: Now! +4!"

nothing like overlooking an album for ages before revisiting it and realising it's FUCKING AWESOME.
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« Reply #333 on: 07 Dec 2008, 19:04 »

nothing like overlooking an album for ages before revisiting it and realising it's FUCKING AWESOME.

Holy fuck I love when that happens. Re-discovered an album by The Samples, that I had not listened to in years.
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« Reply #334 on: 07 Dec 2008, 19:39 »

Hmm, I think that is a pretty good call.

I am currently going through my musics and creating playlists of different types of music. Right at this very moment I am listening to some Margot and the Nuclear So and So's- "A Sea Chanty of Sorts"

(it is pretty much my favorite)

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #335 on: 07 Dec 2008, 19:46 »

Man you can stay up as long as  you want to. I am just maybe a little concerned about your health and the fact that you have school tomorrow.
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« Reply #336 on: 07 Dec 2008, 19:56 »

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« Reply #337 on: 07 Dec 2008, 20:03 »

???

Now I am on to Andrew Bird- "Dance of Death"

The man is a genius.
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« Reply #338 on: 07 Dec 2008, 20:05 »

Like, as in the band Sweek.

They are good. So I yelled. On the internet.
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« Reply #339 on: 07 Dec 2008, 21:05 »

Oh man, Sweek is such a good band. Seriously. So good.
I'm listening to Pelican. I've never really listened to Pelican until a few days ago and I wish I had been long before because I was really missing out on some awesome stuff.
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« Reply #340 on: 07 Dec 2008, 21:55 »

Agalloch.  Again.  When there is no life left in the universe, Ashes Against the Grain will be playing.
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« Reply #341 on: 07 Dec 2008, 22:30 »

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« Reply #342 on: 08 Dec 2008, 02:46 »

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« Reply #343 on: 08 Dec 2008, 03:29 »

Agalloch.  Again.  When there is no life left in the universe, Ashes Against the Grain will be playing.
Damn straight. Maybe From Which Of This Oak will spin into existence once in a while too. I want the demonstration archive, does anyone have it yet? I would really like to have those songs completely legally.
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« Reply #344 on: 08 Dec 2008, 07:50 »

Bon Iver, because my classmates are bitching about Will Sheff's voice and won't let me play Okkervil.

"is he crying?" "god, make him stop whining!" "have you got any Meatloaf?"

Amazing. I really hope someone actually said that.
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« Reply #345 on: 08 Dec 2008, 07:58 »

Michael he lives in Norway. I would imagine most of them don't know any better.
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« Reply #346 on: 08 Dec 2008, 08:16 »

"Dungeness" by November Coming Fire.

a creepy, spookily atmospheric hardcore album about the grim-as-fuck place it takes it's title from. 
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« Reply #347 on: 08 Dec 2008, 09:13 »

"#41" Dave Matthews Band.

Yeah, I went there.

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« Reply #348 on: 08 Dec 2008, 09:56 »

Do You Fear What I Fear? by Jennifer Taub and Josh Thoemke, from the album Khar uploaded for Christmas last year, A Very Scary Solstice.

Basically it is a Christmas album with traditional Christmas songs, except the lyrics have been changed to revolve around the H. P. Lovecraft universe: Cthulu, Yog-Sothoth and Shoggoths are all recurring themes.

It is the best thing ever. I think the link might be dead, if people want me to I can re-up it.

Yeah, I think the link is dead. But that sounds like a hella awesome premise for an album.
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« Reply #349 on: 09 Dec 2008, 05:17 »

i'm listening to "end transmission" by snapcase, although it's kinda being filtered through the ringing in my ears that's resulted from seeing The Wildhearts last night!
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