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Metal / Re: Ambient
« on: January 12, 2015, 11:26:09 PM »
The ultimate ambient musik is just some guy from a failed civilization wandering through the woods humming melodies to himself; trying to figure it all out, but often-times just too blissed out (to try and figure it all out).

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Metal / Re: Band logos
« on: January 11, 2015, 01:56:11 AM »
The Summoning logo originates in the simplest of ideas and results in that ever-familiar crest of honour stamped upon their noble offerings (to the likes of which only a snare drum the size of existence itself could do justice).

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Metal / Post metal 2015
« on: January 11, 2015, 01:33:37 AM »
A friend of mine has gone so far past metal that he can barely even listen to it anymore. It's become more so about where it's taken him than whatever youth culture it started with. In fact only around 15% or so of what he listens to could even be called 'metal' anyway and perhaps in his shallow mind only that which retains a certain 'spirit' could ever really qualify for such a definition. Add to that, that he simply doesn't listen to much music anymore full stop anyway. But because the entire experience of living can be made light of in such a similarly beautiful way, there is no loss. When he walks in the woods, that is metal, when he tries to interpret the forms and movements of clouds, that is metal, when turmoil is crushed in the human heart, even that is metal. And when he gets excited, he could probably kill most of you with one punch.

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Metal / Re: Ancient Sumerian Electric Tremolo black death Technique
« on: January 11, 2015, 01:17:11 AM »
Where inspiration comes from is a great fascination of mine. Quorthon it is said to have listened only to Wagner at one point in his musical career. While Vikernes cited Tchaikovsky, The Cure and Future Sound of London as influences on later works (go figure?).But your idea sure is curious and I'ld be even curiouser to see where it takes you in the end ... .. .

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Metal / Re: Ambient
« on: January 03, 2015, 10:07:50 AM »
Arthur Dent And Deeper Than Space ‎ Drift
Swri Shamaani - Mysteerien Maailma
Troum - Seeing Ear Gods
Klaus Schulze - Irrlicht
Tholen - Sternklang

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Metal / Re: Ambient
« on: December 11, 2014, 05:31:53 AM »
Top notch  d e e p  ambient:
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Coil - Time Machines
Bill Laswell - Outer Dark
Biosphere - Substrata
Ionosphere - Angular Momentum
Alpha Wave Movement - Drifted into Deeper Lands
Steve Roach - Midnight Moon
Maeror Tri - Meditamentum
Aural Holograms - Volume One
Zoviet France - Mohnomishe
Dilate -Cyclos



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Metal / Re: Best of 2014
« on: December 11, 2014, 05:10:23 AM »
No one said Sammath - Godless Arrogance yet ??

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Metal / Ambient
« on: November 21, 2014, 12:54:51 AM »
http://www.pugachov.ru/eem/ambientguide.html

A guide to the various sub-genres within the ambient music genre.

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i    Genesis
ii   Expansion
iii  Decay
iv  Collapse

The complete ambient cycle from start to finish (if indeed starting and finishing can even apply to such a cycle).
An energy rise and subsequent energy collapse mirrored by the component parts of this structure with it's movements.

i    Expansion
ii   Decay
iii  Collapse
iv  Aftermath

The formative patterns are in full swing from the onset, there is a final movement often providing a useful contrast from those sections which structurally pervade it but often less so in the way of reflection or contemplation.


i    Decay
ii   Collapse
iii  Aftermath
iv  Genesis

Endtimes structure otherwise known as a cynical or pessimistic type view point for the cycle which displays deconstruction through abstraction. The outer last movement representing a glimmer of 'hope'.


i   Collapse
ii  Aftermath
iii Genesis
iv Expansion

And by now you should know what comes after expansion :(

How many million more ways could there be to tell a story, and a for each of those ways, how many million more variations and entry points into a given cycle (or set of cycles).

There probably needs to be more than a handful of metal releases (as album structure) to which this idea could apply in order for it to have any credibility. But for now, let it stand as an off the bat idea, which may or may not be interesting, an idea that I put forth to you!

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Metal / Band logos
« on: October 29, 2014, 12:36:14 PM »


Saw this while out and about the other day and thought it resembled the Demilich logo or something. I love it when stuff like that just springs out at you. If I think back to the time when I first got into underground metal, I remember this as seeming like a part of metal tradition i.e. there's always got to be the unreadable logo that resembles some man-made or inorganic form, neatly tucked away in the right or left hand corner depending on the overall cover design.

Of course a lot of the appeal is going to in some way depend on how well the aesthetic elements fit in with the music, but it might also be the case that aesthetic acts as a vector for a given meaning based on how moving the music is on the whole.

Some favourites of mine have been Summoning, Beherit and Darkthrone I guess. You see the logo and then it just springs out and hits you. You know it's the mark of quality!

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Audiofile / Mortal Constraint
« on: September 08, 2014, 12:48:24 PM »
One of the more solid realeses from the the early dark electro-industrial german scene.
May appeal to fans of Summoning and related project Ice Ages for which it was a direct influence.



Mortal Constraint - The Legend of Deformation (1992, Mega)

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Audiofile / Pitchshifter
« on: August 11, 2014, 09:55:48 AM »
What's the next best Godflesh album after Streetcleaner?
It's called Industrial and it's by Pitchshifter.



Pitchshifter - Industrial (1991, Mega)


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Audiofile / Nemesis
« on: July 22, 2014, 08:04:47 AM »
Finnish veterans of trippy, light-hearted ambient electronica with influences from the Berlin school kosmische musik and modern 90s techno/trance. This particular album also happens to feature Beherit frontman, Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance on the mixing desk.



Nemesis - Sky Archeology (1999, Mega)

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Metal / Re: Profanatica - Progenitors of the Omni-Riff
« on: June 28, 2014, 06:41:32 PM »
Actually their latest is finally growing on me  ???

However it is interesting you mention about it being music that is to be felt, as this is something I would easily apply to earlier material whereas the more recent offerings have this kind of avant-garde 'indirectness' to them (and that probably applies equally to Beherit and Demoncy though I think they pulled it off better).

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