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33 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Navy, you might like the Ad Nauseam album, they're not chaos for its own sake in the way that Portal is and they don't get all hipster spazzy like some of the NYC bands. If you enjoy later Gorguts you just might maaaaybe find something of value in there.

Alright, I'll give it a shot. But, at the first sign of hipster noisey intellectual colon exploring fuckery, they get the hook.

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And now for something else...FINLAND-land of a thousand lakes and a lot of forking great extreme metal and, uh, one major classical composer of note-Sibelius (1865-1957)-as I make my way though the major composers-i come to a name I've long heard but have never actually listened to.....getting dangerously close to my lifetime...but this is no post modernism. 

Sibelius/Complete Symphonies and Tone Poems/Boston Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis-seems to be a well respected cycle....a bit like Brahms looking backwards to the classical era....pretty good after 4 discs.

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Panopticon/And Again Into the Light-Strong moments with his juxtaposing styles, but it wears out its welcome....dude needs an editor, I'm staring to fade pretty hard. I think I like his non metal side more than his metal....it's just way too long.

3 minutes ago, MarkhantonioYeatts said:

MUNICION - Fukk Off In Hell

 

Hey Marko

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9 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Maybe some kind of "music knowledge" would be helpful in making some of this stuff feel more relevant to you

Never mind, I'm surrounded by Philistines :D

There's this guy...that goes by 'Thatguy'...He has been telling us this for years. Could it be true??

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On 5/9/2021 at 11:01 PM, FatherAlabaster said:

If you're into Debussy and you like solo piano, I highly recommend Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli's recordings of his Preludes and Images. A pianist friend also recommended the Gieseking recordings of the same material but the Michelangeli versions have some serious atmosphere. I've also been totally hooked on Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht". Prog before prog. Really inspiring.

Thanks for the rec. I found a good price on Amazon....listening right now...beautiful piano music

Debussy: Preludes I & II, Images I & II, Children's Corner [2 CD / Blu-ray]

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12 hours ago, markm said:

And now for something else...FINLAND-land of a thousand lakes and a lot of forking great extreme metal and, uh, one major classical composer of note-Sibelius (1865-1957)-as I make my way though the major composers-i come to a name I've long heard but have never actually listened to.....getting dangerously close to my lifetime...but this is no post modernism. 

Sibelius/Complete Symphonies and Tone Poems/Boston Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis-seems to be a well respected cycle....a bit like Brahms looking backwards to the classical era....pretty good after 4 discs.

Love Sibelius.

Really digging these guys today. Remind me of Circle of Ouroboros in that they successfully combine that post-punk vibe with black metal.

Spear of Teuta

Also liking this EP. Sorry can't find it on YT but it is available on bandcamp

Ukcheansalawit - Alaskan Escape

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38 minutes ago, navybsn said:

Love Sibelius.

Really digging these guys today. Remind me of Circle of Ouroboros in that they successfully combine that post-punk vibe with black metal.

Spear of Teuta

 

It occurs to me a lot Finnish metal uses Finnish mythology as subject matter and so did Sibelius-there's my official metal tie-in. 

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Ifrinn - Caledonian Black Magick

Have their 2016 demo and I thought I remembered them being from Ireland but turns out they are in fact Scottish black metal. I'm enjoying this one more than I should be. Only 3 tracks but they're all over 8 minutes. Several different listings on BC I had the choice of paying 6 Euros or £5 GBP, the Euro conversion worked out 27 cents cheaper. Goes on the list for consideration in January.

 

 

Ancient Wisdom - A Celebration in Honor of Death

I believe it was Johan#1 who mentioned this one man Swede band either late last night or this morning. Last album was indeed 2004 but I'm not familiar with any of his older stuff. This is not bad but the pace is very slow. Not funeral doom slow but pretty damn slow for black metal. There are some keys here and some choral vox which I'm not minding but the whole thing lacks aggression. Would be nice to see a little more killer instinct, a little more oomph. I'm enjoying the test drive well enough but halfway through I don't think I'm gonna be driving this one off the lot.

 

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On 5/17/2021 at 8:07 PM, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Hahaha yes!! Johnny 5 is the nickname I have assigned to you in my head. Please understand that my buddy Johan from Sweden is already Johan to me and no matter what he chages his username to be it Sheol or Shamrock or Shitforbrains after 5 years he will always be Johan to me. So since I can't call you both Johan here on the board I have taken the liberty of Americanising your name from Johan to Johnny. And the 5 is just me making the V into Roman numeral V that represents 5. Because you see there was a silly movie from the 1986 called Short Circuit that featured a robot named Johnny 5. Don't be confused or offended, I give everyone nicknames it's what I do. It means you've been accepted into the gang.

Lol! Thanks for the explanation. I sincerely thought you had someone else in mind.... Now what you said makes total sense. I am not easily offended so none taken here. I like what you did.

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Aran Angmar - Black Cosmic Elements

 

On 5/17/2021 at 8:07 PM, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Hahaha yes!! Johnny 5 is the nickname I have assigned to you in my head. Please understand that my buddy Johan from Sweden is already Johan to me and no matter what he chages his username to be it Sheol or Shamrock or Shitforbrains after 5 years he will always be Johan to me. So since I can't call you both Johan here on the board I have taken the liberty of Americanising your name from Johan to Johnny. And the 5 is just me making the V into Roman numeral V that represents 5. Because you see there was a silly movie from the 1986 called Short Circuit that featured a robot named Johnny 5. Don't be confused or offended, I give everyone nicknames it's what I do. It means you've been accepted into the gang.

Lol! Thanks for the explanation. I sincerely thought you had someone else in mind.... Now what you said makes total sense. I am not easily offended so none taken here. I like what you did.

NP:

Aran Angmar - Black Cosmic Elements

 

On 5/17/2021 at 8:07 PM, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Hahaha yes!! Johnny 5 is the nickname I have assigned to you in my head. Please understand that my buddy Johan from Sweden is already Johan to me and no matter what he chages his username to be it Sheol or Shamrock or Shitforbrains after 5 years he will always be Johan to me. So since I can't call you both Johan here on the board I have taken the liberty of Americanising your name from Johan to Johnny. And the 5 is just me making the V into Roman numeral V that represents 5. Because you see there was a silly movie from the 1986 called Short Circuit that featured a robot named Johnny 5. Don't be confused or offended, I give everyone nicknames it's what I do. It means you've been accepted into the gang.

Lol! Thanks for the explanation. I sincerely thought you had someone else in mind.... Now what you said makes total sense. I am not easily offended so none taken here. I like what you did.

NP:

Aran Angmar - Black Cosmic Elements

 

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