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What the fuck did he just say?
« 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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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #1 on: 19 Feb 2013, 08:50 »

Kampfar. Svartsot. Manau.
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« Reply #2 on: 19 Feb 2013, 09:32 »

Gwyneth Glyn - Welsh.
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« Reply #3 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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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #4 on: 19 Feb 2013, 11:13 »

Bodega Satellite (spanish)
Pizzicato Five (japanese)
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #5 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 (Japanese), whose music was used for the anime FLCL.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #6 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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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #7 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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« Reply #8 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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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #9 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, Hyacca (you can actually see the back of my head in the crowd here), Zazen Boys, Praha Depart...
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« Reply #10 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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« Reply #11 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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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #12 on: 21 Feb 2013, 03:17 »

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« Reply #13 on: 21 Feb 2013, 17:22 »

That's more something for the blog thread.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #14 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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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #15 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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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #16 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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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #17 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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« Reply #18 on: 21 Mar 2013, 09:21 »

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« Reply #19 on: 21 Mar 2013, 09:42 »

I wish I had her grunt. It's ... monstrous.

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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #20 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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« Reply #21 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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« Reply #22 on: 21 Mar 2013, 19:40 »

Boris, and more black metal than I care to recount at once.
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« Reply #23 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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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #24 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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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #25 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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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #26 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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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #27 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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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #28 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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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #29 on: 03 Apr 2013, 07:33 »

I listen frequently to:
Japanese
Envy / Polysics / Boris

and some more to their new album Meir.
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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.

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« Reply #30 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
Algodón Egipcio - El Día Previo
Dënver - De explosiones y delitos
Juana Molina - Los Hongos de Marosa
Astro - Pacífico-Atlántico
Balún - Camila
Milton Nascimento - Cravo e Canela
Os Mutantes  - A Minha Menina
Espanto - Rock'n Roll
Helado Negro - 2º Día
Ombre - Weight Those Words (collab b/w Helado Negro and Julianna Barwick)
Mueran Humanos - Culpable
Los Ginkas - Cabeza de animal
DESERT - Camins
Bill Yonson - Fuera el Mar
Los Destellos - A Patricia
Las Ligas Menores - Crecer
White Ninja - El Alfa
Ave Negra - Para Que Le Digo Que No Si Si
Sundae - Vuelve a casa por Navidad
Linda Mirada - Secundario
Davila 666 - Obsesionao
Hello Seahorse - Bestia (Julieta Venegas Remix)
TV Gamma - Nada importante
Le Parody - Painkiller
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« Reply #31 on: 03 Apr 2013, 18:06 »

OH MAN I AM GOING TO ENJOY THIS.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #32 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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« Reply #33 on: 17 Apr 2013, 05:25 »

Well, to be fair, that does not take huge amounts of effort.
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« Reply #34 on: 17 Apr 2013, 17:52 »

And to think I have slight problems with Psy's lyrics   ;)
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #35 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)





I listen to Megaherz, but I really can't understand them much better than Rammstein.
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« Reply #36 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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« Reply #37 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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« Reply #38 on: 18 Apr 2013, 03:01 »

And in the case of Rammstein, it probably is a violent threat.
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« Reply #39 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)





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

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« Reply #40 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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« Reply #42 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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« Reply #43 on: 23 Apr 2013, 11:45 »

Woah, is she seriously in her 50's?
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« Reply #44 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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« Reply #45 on: 25 Apr 2013, 23:49 »

not if you ever liked Madonna
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« Reply #46 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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« Reply #47 on: 28 Apr 2013, 05:20 »

not if you ever liked Madonna

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« Reply #48 on: 28 Apr 2013, 06:37 »

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« Reply #49 on: 19 Jun 2013, 11:55 »

New Sigur Ros album is out, and it's quite good. What say you?
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