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Title: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: metalcore on October 31, 2013, 03:00:00 PM
The first band was Goatcraft – a one-man act that consists of a bald dude at a piano with fake blood poured over his head. The dude has skills on the keys, but it went on far too long. His jams were drenched in reverb or echo and fell stylistically somewhere between Debussy and Rachmaninov and I couldn’t help but call him ‘Gliberache’ in my head even though he seemed like a really nice guy – definitely lost the crowd but ‘A’ for effort.

http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2013/10/review-housecore-horror-film-festival-part-1/
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: trystero on October 31, 2013, 07:21:05 PM
Props on all the hard work this guy does taking his music around but I really wish instead of live shows he would lock himself in a basement with some inspirational music and emerge with an epic, narrative album.
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: Bukkake on October 31, 2013, 08:03:02 PM
 ???
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: dead last on November 01, 2013, 01:14:13 PM
"Debussey and Rachmoninoff"? Why is it legal for this guy to talk about music on the internet?
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: Bukkake on November 01, 2013, 02:34:07 PM
Hipsters are best taken with a grain of salt.

That's why I read DMU and not Hipster Oranges.
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: dead last on November 01, 2013, 03:44:11 PM
Hipsters listen to Rachmoninoff? But... I listen to Rachmoninoff. That's not allowed by my own rules. Obviously the solution is to stop listening to Rachmoninoff. Or kill all the hipsters that do.
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: Annihilation on November 01, 2013, 05:23:11 PM
Goatcraft material is fucking garbage. Hopefully he devotes some time to actually writing music rather than recording his keyboard noodling in audacity with acoustic effects. Until then, this is sub par even when compared to any university piano major bullshitting "dark music".
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: aquarius on November 03, 2013, 03:52:16 PM
Goatcraft material is fucking garbage. Hopefully he devotes some time to actually writing music rather than recording his keyboard noodling in audacity with acoustic effects. Until then, this is sub par even when compared to any university piano major bullshitting "dark music".

That's a harsh criticism. Surely you realize the strength of this music isn't in it's academic pursuit but in the spontaneity and intensity of the overall concept. Anyway, at least you're one of the few that can get past image. Everyone else obsesses over it.
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: trystero on November 04, 2013, 06:46:20 PM
Everyone basically has the same opinion about him in varying degrees of harshness.
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: aquarius on November 06, 2013, 05:18:19 PM
It's overly harsh and sort of misses the point. But as far as I can tell most people's opinion is that he plays keyboard at metal shows, the fingers move real fast and that he's covered in blood. What about the music?
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: trystero on November 06, 2013, 07:22:32 PM
I meant everyone on this forum, the complaint that Lonegoat`s music is too... improvisational has been a constant one. In moments there is brilliance, but there is no consistency to it. Even out of the material that currently exists he could probably fashion a really, really good album.
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: Bukkake on November 07, 2013, 06:34:59 AM
I've spent time working on the next one.

It should be an improvement. Any criticism is beneficial, no matter the harshness.

Oh shite, now I need a new name on here.
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: Humanicide on November 07, 2013, 07:48:38 AM
I've spent time working on the next one.

It should be an improvement. Any criticism is beneficial, no matter the harshness.

Oh shite, now I need a new name on here.

DOHOHO!

He hath revealed himself.
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: trystero on November 07, 2013, 08:34:13 AM
Damn, it really ruins the music to find out the creator is a weeboo, I had no idea.
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: Bukkake on November 07, 2013, 08:40:30 AM
Middle school was drenched in MTG and DBZ.

I still have my goblin deck from 1998 around here somewhere.
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: dead last on November 08, 2013, 06:16:34 AM
DBZ is the most metal cartoon you could watch as a kid.
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: Annihilation on November 10, 2013, 01:11:28 PM
It's overly harsh and sort of misses the point. [...] What about the music?

I recognize that my criticism could have taken a more tempered approach, but extremity was intended, in part, to prompt discussion.

This music has garnered attention on this website - to my ear, it is genuinely mediocre-bad in execution, and aesthetically unoriginal. "Spontaneity" is being generous, which is obviously a fine gesture. Admittedly, I have a particular attachment to and background with acoustic keyboard music.

My initial criticism stands. I suspect "Lonegoat"/Bukkake is intelligent enough to make good, original music with proper study (of counterpoint, composition), introspection, and experience, and he/you have my best wishes in this regard.

(http://yeinjee.com/asianpop/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/japan-fire-pianist.jpg)
Title: Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
Post by: trystero on November 10, 2013, 04:32:06 PM
I think at times it is genuinely brilliant. It plays with ambience well, it is like metal in a way. Some of it at least, but then it meanders and goes nowhere, or just ends.