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Janko



Great album!
Don't believe the bad reviews!
Fatter than Bob, balder than Porl, as sober as Simon, as amusing as Jason

Sussex


Gosh. I love Sea of Tears.. :smth023

Quote from: Janko on October 08, 2008, 13:30:11


Great album!
Don't believe the bad reviews!
"Thick As Shit"

japanesebaby

reijo taipale: 'satumaa' (tango)

the most famous of finnish tangos performed by one of its most classic performers of all time.

a brief translation of lyrics



ps. frank zappa played an interesting version when he visited finland:

http://mx.youtube.com/watch?v=JEhTXIHlGP0

his self-made gibberish language is wonderful    8)

by the way, from the youtube comments:
You don't hear many artists say "leave the lights on, we have to READ this music" anymore.
- exactly!  :)
too bad it's not a complete track.

Ay, in the very temple of Delight
Veil'd Melancholy has her sovran shrine

tigermilk

GIANT DRAG - hearts & unicorns
CLT: "blunt picket fence"

Sussex


Cat Steven - How Can I Tell :cry:
"Thick As Shit"

revolt

Quote from: japanesebaby on October 10, 2008, 18:29:48
reijo taipale: 'satumaa' (tango)

the most famous of finnish tangos performed by one of its most classic performers of all time.

a brief translation of lyrics



ps. frank zappa played an interesting version when he visited finland:

http://mx.youtube.com/watch?v=JEhTXIHlGP0

his self-made gibberish language is wonderful    8)

by the way, from the youtube comments:
You don't hear many artists say "leave the lights on, we have to READ this music" anymore.
- exactly!  :)
too bad it's not a complete track.





I'm afraid I don't like Zappa's version. It's got some of those gimmicks (including a tasteless keyboard solo) that he seems to be so adept of and that have never done anything for me.

I like Reijo Taipale's version, though. It has an old time feeling that I find suggestive.

japanesebaby

Quote from: revolt on October 14, 2008, 14:35:39
I'm afraid I don't like Zappa's version.
I like Reijo Taipale's version, though. It has an old time feeling that I find suggestive.


i agree, it's best with the old time feeling. one cannot surpass that with any gimmicks.






Attrition  --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attrition_(band)



a girl called harmony

acid tongue

Ay, in the very temple of Delight
Veil'd Melancholy has her sovran shrine

japanesebaby



CINDYTALK: 'camouflage heart'

an excellent early industrial/experimental group.

everybody is christ

it's luxury

:smth023


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cindytalk

Ay, in the very temple of Delight
Veil'd Melancholy has her sovran shrine

revolt

Quote from: japanesebaby on October 14, 2008, 20:13:02


Attrition  --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attrition_(band)



a girl called harmony

acid tongue




I didn't know that group until now. They are among the pioneers of electronica/industrial, it seems... I find the combination of electronics with string instruments quite interesting and the videos (specially the official one) are good too. I'm just not a fan of the girl's voice... That kind of "operatic" vocals does not much for me.

Taking on the industrial cue, here is probably my favourite band ever, Einstuerzende Neubauten:

"Haus Der Luge/Epilog" (live 1990)

http://mx.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ve5ceF_BiI#18

"Stella Maris" (live 2000)

http://mx.youtube.com/watch?v=kTxoYzqy8lE#18


revolt

Quote from: japanesebaby on October 15, 2008, 21:02:43


CINDYTALK: 'camouflage heart'

an excellent early industrial/experimental group.

everybody is christ

it's luxury

:smth023


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cindytalk




Some dark stuff there...


Now listening to:

Virgin Prunes, a weird bunch. As read on wikipedia:

The band consisted of childhood friends of U2's Bono and The Edge. Lypton Village was a "youthful gang" created by Bono, Guggi (Derek Rowan) and Gavin Friday (Fionan Hanvey) in the early 70s, where every member got a new identity and where they could escape from dreary and predictable Dublin life and be anything they wanted to be. It was both lead singers Friday and Guggi who first gave a teenaged Paul Hewson his alter-ego and world-famous moniker "Bono Vox of O'Connell Street," later simply "Bono."


"Jigsaw Mentalama" (a haunting experimental instrumental song)

http://mx.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y8s5cwKkAg#18


"Pagan Lovesong" (a post-punk classic)

http://mx.youtube.com/watch?v=qgoJn5SUa_4#18


tigermilk


revolt

Quote from: japanesebaby on July 09, 2008, 21:26:25


THE NATIONAL: Boxer

'All The Wine'

listen to it here! -> http://www.myspace.com/thenational


an excellent group i just discovered! didn't know anything about them but saw them live last weekend as a friend tipped me for it. somehow reminds me of AATT & the likes, i think i might like them even better than AATT.
check it out!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_National_(band)



Hadn't heard them before. It sounds good, actually. There seems to be a Tindersticks influence in their sound, which is a good thing, imo.

revolt

Quote from: Poe on June 27, 2008, 00:58:06
Mmm, Kate Bush...and now:



CLT: Place To Be

When I was younger, younger than before
I never saw the truth hanging from the door
And now I'm older see it face to face
And now I'm older gotta get up clean the place

And I was green, greener than the hill
Where the flowers grew and the sun shone still
Now I'm darker than the deepest sea
Just hand me down, give me a place to be

And I was strong, strong in the sun
I thought I'd see when day is done
Now I'm weaker than the palest blue
Oh, so weak in this need for you




Beautiful album. "Five Leaves Left" also. Drake's music is something of a hidden treasure, maybe because it is so understated.

revolt

Quote from: japanesebaby on August 05, 2008, 22:54:09
Quote from: robiola on June 30, 2008, 22:41:05

I've never been a huge fan (my husband is), but that song is fantastic. I spent a whole summer listening to it over and over again, obsessively.


isn't it! for me that one track alone puts him up there among the really great artists, even if he never wrote/recorded anything else than that.
one of albsolutely favorite tracks.

anyway, a montypythonesque turn...
i've been totally into these guys lately:



:eek:

currently: 'master's apprentices'  :rocker 
(i think i have it on repeat :oops:)


i never really got them earlier, although i tried a few times. but just went to see them on a festival last weekend and that was a revelation.
they played as the last band of a two-day festival and i was already on the verge of hypothermia since the weather was just complete crap and we'd been standing in wind and rain for two days, with temperatures barely 15 C (which is/was seriously unnaturally autumn-ish, considering it's only the beginning of august!).
but nevermind the weather, these guys really saved the day. :smth035





i've been listening practically nothing but them for two days now. :eek:



ps. by the way great sound on the opeth albums: the sleeve notes day "produced by steven wilson", that explains it. :smth023 old bob should really do all in his power to hire that guy...



Ha, great to see an Opeth thumbs-up post in here.  ;) Great music and very well produced, I agree. Even though it was already great on both fronts before Steven Wilson started working with them.

Are Opeth the best metal band nowadays? That would be an interesting thing to debate...

revolt

Quote from: mint car on June 17, 2008, 21:30:11
great band Echo And The Bunnymen  :smth020




Great band, indeed. But I think they should have ended when drummer Pete De Freitas died... Afterwards they never really got back the intensity they used to have.