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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1450 on: 26 Mar 2019, 13:41 »

I got Hanson's 2004 album Underneath for three quid because a YouTuber I admire said they turned out to be a pretty good band.

Their songwriting is rote. They have nothing to say. They are white boys, born of privilege.

But my God does this album just sound amazing. The guitars, the melodies, the HARMONIES.

I'm getting like, Disney nears at just how incredible this sounds, but life is challenging at the moment so I'm not really that confused by this.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1451 on: 26 Mar 2019, 15:37 »

You guys know what "easy listening" music was, right? 

There used to be an "Easy listening hour" on a radio station near me every day at 6 PM.  I remember it, but didn't really care a great deal.  Still don't as it happens.

But I've been having "difficult listening hours" for a little while.  And today's another one.

Here's a pair of things.  Warning, most people won't think they're music.

https://soundcloud.com/thehumanoperators/babble

https://soundcloud.com/thehumanoperators/lgdb-quiethouse-oct18-seg-01-16bitwav-1stdiffbandpass

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1452 on: 26 Mar 2019, 16:51 »

Either of those could have been a small component of a composition by Stockhausen in the 1950s.  Not really as radical as all that to my ear!
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1453 on: 27 Mar 2019, 10:02 »

You guys know what "easy listening" music was, right? 

There used to be an "Easy listening hour" on a radio station near me every day at 6 PM.  I remember it, but didn't really care a great deal.  Still don't as it happens.

But I've been having "difficult listening hours" for a little while.  And today's another one.

There's a radio station in Perth, Australia, with a Difficult Listening show every Sunday. You can even listen online if you don't happen to live in Perth.

https://rtrfm.com.au/shows/difficultlistening/

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The second half of the 20th century saw significant innovation take place in the realm of avant-garde classical composition.
With composers such as John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis taking classical composition into realms that were previously unheard of, the foundations were laid for a tradition of experimental, exploratory and otherwise “difficult” musical forms to develop.
Difficult Listening takes in compositions from the legends of new music alongside works by lesser known composers and artists working in a range of styles that push the very barriers of sound creation and composition.
Including, but not limited to, styles such as modernism, early computer music, spectral music, noise, improvisation, drone and ambient music, Difficult Listening provides an important space for sounds that exist well outside of the realms of musical normality.
You can listen to live sets from the show on their Soundcloud.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1454 on: 27 Mar 2019, 15:47 »

Years ago, I picked up an album entitled "Easy Listening for the Hard of Hearing"[1]  It is part of the noise genre.


[1] Warning: Boyd Rice, one of the artists on that one is a total prolapsed arsehole
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1455 on: 27 Mar 2019, 16:36 »

[1] Warning: Boyd Rice, one of the artists on that one is a total prolapsed arsehole
An unfortunate condition of many a talented artist.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1456 on: 27 Mar 2019, 21:13 »

Talented artists are, yes, sometimes more than a bit difficult to deal with or maybe even a little handicapped in their "basic human being" skills.

There was a thing for a while where comics I liked kept decaying from 'brilliant' to 'weird' to 'pointless' and then they'd stop because the artist had been diagnosed with an acute need for inpatient mental care.  It happened several times. 

I have no idea what happened to David Sim.  AFAIK he didn't get better. Uncle Ghastly dropped comics and got into music (but I don't know what became of his band, sorry), Michaels changed art genres and became a novelist.  A couple of others eventually got better and got back into comics, even more brilliant than before but very very different in tone, theme, and context than their previous comics.  And IIRC, drastically slower production schedules.  Brilliant writing, gorgeous art, glacial production....
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1457 on: 28 Mar 2019, 18:48 »

Club music with a trumpet? Timmy Trumpet & Savage – Freaks
There are some really nice music videos people have put to this but I will save you all the trouble and just post the single.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1458 on: 28 Mar 2019, 19:22 »

The last couple of days I've gone for a more relaxed playlist while I've been working. Top of that list is Scott Matthew's Lithium Flower

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1459 on: 31 Mar 2019, 18:45 »


This dude is awesome, and  italodisco is my new favourite thing.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1460 on: 06 Apr 2019, 08:36 »

'Clocks are Swell' from Gooseworx's album Dyslexic Lemons.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1461 on: 13 Apr 2019, 00:35 »

Lately I've gotten really into OK:KO. A quartet of jazz majors from Sibelius Academy. A tenor saxophone strengthening your classical jazz piano trio. Not very cultivated, yet, but I don't give a damn. Their acoustic, rural jazz sounds works for me.

FYI: "Kesäranta"  = "Summer beach" in Finnish

This is the title track of their second album. Some critics seem to think that it suffers from one of the maladies mentioned also by our Marten Reed - trying to cram too many ideas into one song. I dunno? Again, works for me.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1462 on: 16 Apr 2019, 05:54 »

With the discussion on easy listening, I'd like to warn you that my new favourite song can NOT in any way be said to be easy listening. It's hard, heavy, though provoking and dark as hell. And it's in german.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1463 on: 16 Apr 2019, 12:10 »

I've got a bunch of free CDs from the covers of magazines that I ripped and barely listened to. I don't know why I didn't give them more attention given that Wilco and Nick Cave are two of my all-time favourite artists and I found them through CDs like this.

I'm finding some real gems. Shit that I didn't know I had by artists I now like - I recently got into Sleater-Kinney because I'm on a feminist music kick and found I had another song by them on one of these comps, called 'Rollercoaster' and my God that song starts off good and then turns into a shapeshifting beast of a god of a leviathan of a thing two minutes in. I was listening to it while doing the dishes and when the tom-toms started to sound like the world ending I literally paused just to absorb it. For what it's worth, I basically never JUST listen to music. This was something.

I'm also on a big mid-60s thing lately because we watched The Boat That Rocked recently so I'm digging through a bunch of shit I have like that; two different songs by the Yardbirds, 'A Certain Girl' and 'Better Man Than I', both of which suggest to me that I should really listen to the Yardbirds because those two songs are fucking AWESOME.

I'll embed them sometime when I have more laptop power.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1464 on: 23 Apr 2019, 10:00 »

Black Lily by Ken Ashcorp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgl1M4EunNk

Was listening to spotify and I thought I hit shuffle for my favorites but I think I hit something else and it went to this song (which I've never heard before) and it sounds beautiful. The cover art seems questionable but it doesn't resemble the lyrics at all.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1465 on: 24 Apr 2019, 21:36 »

playing Two Steps From Hell.
their new DRAGON release.
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Re: What are you listening to?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1467 on: 03 May 2019, 19:56 »

Just picked up the new release from Amon Amarth, Berserker.  Pretty good stuff.   Shield Wall is probably my favorite track so far.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1468 on: 06 May 2019, 13:01 »

Ajja and Cosmosis live. Funny thing - separately they both make Goa trance with tempi upwards of 130 bpm, but together they make guitar-heavy slow trance with tempi around the 80-90 range.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1469 on: 11 May 2019, 05:06 »

Dub Step + Tchaikovsky + Folk Song + Chopin + Klezmer infused big band arrangement. It starts a bit rough but gets good.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1470 on: 20 May 2019, 12:13 »

For reasons of timeliness and pertinence: Austrian Singer/Songwriter Rainhard Fendrich, Tango Korrupti (1989)

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Re: What are you listening to?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1473 on: 17 Jun 2019, 14:21 »

I know, I mean I never would have imagined a song written by Blue Oyster Cult and remixed by the lead singer from System of a Down would be that awesome. AND ITS JUST SO CATCHY!!!
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1474 on: 11 Jul 2019, 21:40 »

I stumbled across this Heilung concert by accident on Friday night, and I can't stop listening to it.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1475 on: 11 Jul 2019, 21:52 »

Gwyneth Glyn's new album "Tro".
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1476 on: 14 Jul 2019, 17:48 »


This goes straight into my bones.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1477 on: 05 Oct 2019, 18:03 »

I'm really digging this new band that's got the number one album out over in the UK. There's this one song that just... well, wow. Nothing else like it nowadays.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1478 on: 07 Oct 2019, 02:11 »

I'm really digging this new band that's got the number one album out over in the UK. There's this one song that just... well, wow. Nothing else like it nowadays.
I heard that album last week as well. They ain't half bad. I think I've got a few of their albums lying around somewhere. And a couple of boxes. And a few DVDs. They seem to be quite prolific.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1479 on: 11 Oct 2019, 04:30 »

They sound like some kind of Rutles parody.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1480 on: 14 Oct 2019, 05:36 »

Currently listening to the Sayonara Wild Hearts OST by Daniel Olsén.

The game is bonkers to watch and the music is pretty great.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1481 on: 14 Oct 2019, 13:11 »

They sound like some kind of Rutles parody.

Yeah but the Rutles got all their best ideas from ELO anyway.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1483 on: 27 Oct 2019, 20:20 »

Trying to put together a jazzy sort of Halloween playlist. It's going to have some ragtime, too. Anybody have any kid-friendly suggestions?


EDIT: *derp* forgot to add one. In order; Luigi's Mansion big band cover, 'Old Chateau' from Pokemon Diamond jazz cover, fancy ragtime cover of the Ghost 'n' Goblins theme.
Anyone got any other suggestions?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1484 on: 27 Oct 2019, 20:28 »

There was also this longer version of the Ghost 'n' Goblins theme that I found, but it's only fitting during some parts. Dude uses the whole piano range, too.

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