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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1500 on: 10 Jan 2020, 15:27 »

'Middletown Dreams' by Rush. Found myself seeking out this comic after hearing that Neil Peart died, as it's hit me pretty hard: https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2439
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1501 on: 15 Jan 2020, 10:46 »

Been playing Pokemon Sword and Shield and I really like the soundtrack. The Gym battle one is great but I am really digging the Wild Area 2 music. I went Female in the game, which the fans dubbed Scottish Pokemon Lass, and when adventuring in the Wild Area these bagpipes in the song hit me and made it seemed so thematic!

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1502 on: 16 Jan 2020, 02:24 »

Been playing Pokemon Sword and Shield and I really like the soundtrack. The Gym battle one is great but I am really digging the Wild Area 2 music. I went Female in the game, which the fans dubbed Scottish Pokemon Lass, and when adventuring in the Wild Area these bagpipes in the song hit me and made it seemed so thematic!


Not bad... :)
Like the fact that they've incorporated some "bendy" notes!
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1503 on: 16 Jan 2020, 08:04 »

I don't know why this earworm was in my notifications, but after I finally got Aviators' Traveler's Song out of my head this one took up residence.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1504 on: 24 Jan 2020, 03:44 »

My old flatmate referred me to Hiromi and her take of Pachelbel's canon:


She is obviously having so much fun, and the smile is contagious. Also, I have been wondering how jazz pianists get that broken metallic tune out of a well-tuned grand piano. I did know about the trick of stuffing towels in there to get staccato for one half of the range (seen it done in a concert), but this had me stymied. More difficult to get the effect on a regular piano with vertical strings, I suppose?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1505 on: 24 Jan 2020, 05:03 »

You see her arranging thin metal rods on the strings at the start. which buzz when the strings under them are played.  Obviously this can't be done on an upright; though in the early nineteenth century some upright pianos had a mechanism to rest light parchment or metal flaps against the strings.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1506 on: 24 Jan 2020, 07:39 »

Should have read: "... I HAD been wondering how they get that metallic ..." Sorry about sloppy proofreading. Anyway, it's a neat trick.

More tricks by Hiromi and her teacher Chick Corea in this video.

I got more interested. Undoubtedly P.W. Hodges would have known all this already. The umbrella concept is that of a prepared piano. It is used in classical music also. According to youtube commenters the piano effects on Arvo Prt's Tabula Rasa require extra screws between the strings. Check out the second part (starting at about 10:30)
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1507 on: 24 Jan 2020, 08:46 »

My old flatmate referred me to Hiromi and her take of Pachelbel's canon:

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She is obviously having so much fun, and the smile is contagious.


Hiromi Uehara is such a joy to watch and hear. I must go see her, if she ever brings her neck into my woods.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1508 on: 27 Jan 2020, 10:41 »

I noticed today that one of the fugues in my Mozart collection has a rather peculiar title.  : "Leck mich im Arsch" - Canon in B flat for 6 Voices


I believe that translates, more or less, as "Lick My Ass."  And this is a vocal piece, so he had an entire choir singing it!

This makes me wonder mightily what the circumstances were under which Mozart wrote this, and who that message was intended for.  Was it, as it would be in the modern era, an insult, or was this intended, in the outrageous-ranging-to-socially-clueless style Mozart was famous for, as a literal and heartfelt entreaty to an object of his affections?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1509 on: 27 Jan 2020, 19:34 »

He was simply a fan of scatological humour. His private familial correspondence is filled with it.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1510 on: 02 Feb 2020, 17:41 »


Anybody else think this sounds better in the 1940s style?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1511 on: 25 Feb 2020, 03:14 »

Started listening to Billie Eilish. Mostly because I heard the name enough times that I actually recognise it. I was like Captain America's "hey, I understood that reference" in how I was proud to be even vaguely aware of what people were talking about.

After a few songs, I actually rather like the music! This is the first time when I like a currently popular artist - or even am more than vaguely AWARE of a popular artist - since about Lady Gaga.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1512 on: 26 Feb 2020, 03:30 »

Started listening to Billie Eilish. Mostly because I heard the name enough times that I actually recognise it. I was like Captain America's "hey, I understood that reference" in how I was proud to be even vaguely aware of what people were talking about.

After a few songs, I actually rather like the music! This is the first time when I like a currently popular artist - or even am more than vaguely AWARE of a popular artist - since about Lady Gaga.
Billie Eilish, you say?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1513 on: 04 Mar 2020, 05:28 »

Screw it. Double post be damned.
There's a solo piano album of Hollow Knight music out now and you can order the sheet music too.
https://bandcamp.materiacollective.com/album/hollow-knight-piano-collections
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1514 on: 10 Mar 2020, 03:40 »

I noticed today that one of the fugues in my Mozart collection has a rather peculiar title.  : "Leck mich im Arsch" - Canon in B flat for 6 Voices


I believe that translates, more or less, as "Lick My Ass."  And this is a vocal piece, so he had an entire choir singing it!

This makes me wonder mightily what the circumstances were under which Mozart wrote this, and who that message was intended for.  Was it, as it would be in the modern era, an insult, or was this intended, in the outrageous-ranging-to-socially-clueless style Mozart was famous for, as a literal and heartfelt entreaty to an object of his affections?

Sorry for basically exhumating this, just stumbled over this. "Leck mich im Arsch" literally translates as "Lick in my ass", opposed to the "currently" used "Leck mich am Arsch" (lick my ass).

AFAIK Mozart is known to be somewhat of a troll though, so I guess a lot of his works are to be seen/heard with a pinch of humour.



 
Started listening to Billie Eilish. Mostly because I heard the name enough times that I actually recognise it. I was like Captain America's "hey, I understood that reference" in how I was proud to be even vaguely aware of what people were talking about.

After a few songs, I actually rather like the music! This is the first time when I like a currently popular artist - or even am more than vaguely AWARE of a popular artist - since about Lady Gaga.

Weird thing is: I can't listen to practically all of that generation's so called music, with the exception of Billie Eilish, to an extent. Some of the things she does are good, and there's a lot of potential, but mainly I'm getting Too Old For This Sh*t.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1515 on: 11 Mar 2020, 01:45 »

Try this one, cybersmurf.
They have a sample of tap dancing in a few parts starting about halfway in.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1516 on: 30 Mar 2020, 19:16 »

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1517 on: 04 Apr 2020, 07:34 »

There's some pretty great synthwave stuff on YT these days.

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Re: What are you listening to?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1520 on: 07 May 2020, 05:30 »

Huhn.
I figured there'd be a lot more posts in here with the stay-at-home orders in effect.

Anyways. Here's a really good Ghibli style orchestration of the music in Your Lie in April.
This guy also does orchestrated versions of bubbly electronic pop music and even has a Ghibli-esque version of the song Sweden from MineCraft.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1521 on: 07 May 2020, 19:27 »

Huhn.
I figured there'd be a lot more posts in here with the stay-at-home orders in effect.

Anyways. Here's a really good Ghibli style orchestration of the music in Your Lie in April.
I've studied enough Japanese to know that "watashi no uso" means "MY lie" not "your lie".

"Your lie" would be "anata no uso" or "kimi no uso". Am I wrong?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1522 on: 08 May 2020, 00:39 »

Huhn.
I figured there'd be a lot more posts in here with the stay-at-home orders in effect.

Anyways. Here's a really good Ghibli style orchestration of the music in Your Lie in April.
I've studied enough Japanese to know that "watashi no uso" means "MY lie" not "your lie".

"Your lie" would be "anata no uso" or "kimi no uso". Am I wrong?
*shrugs*
I think it's one of those odd localization choices? I don't speak Japanese.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1523 on: 08 May 2020, 04:00 »

The Japanese title of both manga and anime is 四月は君の嘘 (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso), so the translation is correct for the name of the work as a whole.

私の嘘 (Watashi no uso) is title of the last piece on the second OST album, so you can read the title on the YouTube clip as "My Lie from Your Lie in April".
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1524 on: 13 May 2020, 20:33 »

In observance of the "shelter in place" order.....

I kid.  I'm not really vegetating.  Today I cleaned out the garage.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1525 on: 14 May 2020, 00:33 »

Maybe of interest to pwhodges...

Hilda-thon! Six hours of the music of Hildegard von Bingen

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Hildegard von Bingen was a Renaissance woman before the Renaissance. Born over 900 years ago, Hildegard spent most of her life cloistered at the Disibodenbeg monastery in the Rhinelands. In 1136, at the age of 38, she was appointed prioress and started writing music for her nuns to sing as part of the Divine Office. Disarmingly beautiful, these antiphons, responses, sequences and hymns are unlikely to have been heard outside of her convent during her lifetime. They were recorded in her collection of music and poetry, Symphonia Armonie Celestium Revelationum, along with her liturgical drama Ordo Virtutum on the subject of the struggle between 17 Virtues and the Devil over the destiny of the female soul.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1526 on: 14 May 2020, 15:32 »

Yes, I'm in a mood, why do you ask?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1527 on: 14 May 2020, 20:55 »

I appreciate Talking Heads even more these days.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1528 on: 15 May 2020, 09:05 »

I appreciate Talking Heads even more these days.

Stop Making Sense is one of the all-time great concert films.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1529 on: 15 May 2020, 16:02 »

It's also a much more fun album than any of their albums.

That record fucking slaps, man. The version of 'Burning Down the House'? Fuck!

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« Reply #1530 on: 16 May 2020, 07:12 »

While I am well-aware that Ms. Gals originally performed this in response to the AIDS pandemic, I do think that it's fitting in these times.

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