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Audiofile / Xendra
« on: May 06, 2015, 04:08:25 AM »


Xendra - Xendra (2000) Mega

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Audiofile / Corruption
« on: May 03, 2015, 06:03:44 AM »


Corruption - Demos (2015)   (mega)

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Audiofile / Gentle Giant
« on: January 30, 2015, 06:06:25 PM »

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Audiofile / Bedřich Smetana
« on: January 01, 2015, 11:05:33 AM »

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Audiofile / Obsequiae
« on: December 21, 2014, 05:36:37 PM »

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Audiofile / Funeral (NOR)
« on: December 11, 2014, 02:28:39 PM »


Funeral - Tragedies (1995)(Mega)

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Audiofile / Unaussprechlichen Kulten
« on: December 10, 2014, 02:18:23 PM »

Unaussprechlichen Kulten - Wake Up In The Night Of Walpurgis (2005) (Mega)



Unaussprechlichen Kulten - People Of The Monolith (2008) (Mega)

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Audiofile / Peste Noire
« on: December 10, 2014, 02:11:40 PM »

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Audiofile / Gothmog (GER)
« on: December 10, 2014, 01:46:17 PM »

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Audiofile / Guillaume de Machaut
« on: December 08, 2014, 02:04:12 PM »

Guillaume de Machaut -Motets (Mega)
performed by The Hilliard Ensemble.

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Metal / Extreme music for extreme people? a paper by Michelle Phillipov
« on: October 01, 2014, 10:59:46 AM »
https://afaarchive.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/nsbm-norway-2011.pdf


Thoughts?

I sometimes get the impression that she still misses the point about underground metal. And regarding her full book, the comments about it seem to imply that the only defense she takes in pro of Death Metal is that "one can enjoy it" as if subjectivity is the only way to defend Death Metal. Now, I haven't read the book myself but I am quite interested.

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Metal / Re-casting Metal: Rhythm and Meter in the Music of Meshuggah
« on: June 25, 2014, 03:11:11 AM »
For those interested in a more technical analysis. Independently of if you like this band or not, this is educational material.
From the beginning of the article it is clear that the author himself thinks that the value of the band's music lies more in socio-cultural activities. The music has little value in itself.  Now, I think a lot of modern sociologists think this about all music... I say they don't understand music enough. As far as the people I've met are concerned, classical performance majors in general understand the inherent value and meaning of music far better than the the musicologists and other pure analysts. Most composition major students or professional composers nowadays tend to be technical wankers or stout utilitarians as well. I've been able to connect better with performers in terms of my views about music, maybe because in their case, they must live and channel the music through their "souls" and bodies.

I am interested in some of the author's last remarks:

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individuality and originality are highly prized in this subgenre, and bands frequently develop idiosyncratic musical practices to assert individuality.

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During interviews, fans consistently emphasize the technical aspects of the music as a source, if not the source, of attraction.
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Meshuggah does not make music, it makes rhythmic exercises that attract "sophisticated" people because they "get it". Combined with the first statement this also tells me that this music is all about standing out in any way possible, it's essentially music for posturing.
Just like what the writer of the SMR says about Sotajumala and metalcore:
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It’s like a politician who makes speeches about how he organizes files in his office.


http://www.scribd.com/doc/6375990/Re-casting-Metal-Rhythm-and-Meter-in-the-Music-of-Meshuggah]Re-casting Metal: Rhythm and Meter in the Music of Meshuggah


by Jonathan Pieslak

from the Music Theory Spectrum journal

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Metal / Why is deathmetal.org important
« on: June 23, 2014, 03:14:32 AM »
Real art reception needs to be controlled and guided. An ignorant audience will not appreciate it. Welcome to the 20th century...

From Walter Benjamin's The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Under XII:
"Mechanical reproduction of art changes the reaction of the masses toward art (...) The progressive reaction is characterized by the direct, intimate fusion of visual and emotional enjoyment with the orientation of the expert. Such fusion is of great social significance. The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion. With regard to the screen, the critical and the receptive attitudes of the public coincide. (...)
Although this circumstance in itself should not lead one to conclusions about the social role of painting, it does constitute a serious threat as soon as painting, under special conditions and, as it were, against its nature, is confronted directly by the masses."

https://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/ge/benjamin.htm

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Audiofile / Zpoan Vtenz
« on: April 09, 2014, 04:32:34 PM »
Zpoan Vtenz
Zpoan Vtenz MP3s



Zpoan Vtenz - Gime Nugalet (1998)



Zpoan Vtenz - Gime Nugalet (Mega)

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Audiofile / Skyforger
« on: April 09, 2014, 02:42:58 AM »
Skyforger
Skyforger MP3s



Skyforger - Zobena Dziesma (year) [ CD $8.99 ]



Skyforger - Zobena Dziesma (Mega)

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