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« on: May 30, 2013, 05:48:47 PM »
This has been on youtube all week and we are not talking about it or even listening to it. I suppose after the last couple of albums Vikernes has become irrelevant.

Is there any decent band remaining besides Graveland?

A new Graveland album is to be released in June according to graveland.org !

Metal / Graveland Memory and Destiny remake
« on: September 23, 2012, 11:47:48 AM »
What do yall think of the samples on http://www.graveland.org/ ?

Metal / Creed of Iron or Prawo Stali ?
« on: July 09, 2011, 07:30:10 PM »
Which version do you like best?  Polish or english?

Metal / Reinkaos
« on: March 16, 2011, 05:47:33 PM »
any thoughts about this Dissection album?

Interzone / Is music a perversion?
« on: June 10, 2010, 03:04:42 AM »
I want to live in reality.  More specifically, in a community which is a shared reality.

I find it concerning that today everyone is living in their own little world isolated from reality.   This seems to be a common concern, often exemplified by objections to psychopharmacology.

Yet, we are already living in our own little worlds.  Like the Amber Lamps girl, we escape from reality into the atmosphere of music.  Even when away from the headphones, we often have a tune in our head which is our focus rather than the natural sound of our surroundings.

I have always had a feeling that music was something shameful.  Like masturbation, a purposeful deception of one’s senses.  Considering this, I never listened to much music until a year or so ago when I decided to finally give Burzum a chance after years of reading praise of Varg at The Nordish Portal and Skadi fora.  I have been listening to Burzum, Mayhem, Graveland, Blut Aus  Nord, Vlad Tepes, and Mutiilation for hours per day since then.  Looking back, I have definitely escaped into the world of music, and the sound of my environment has become an annoyance.  Natural environmental sounds, which should have a pleasant “musical” quality, leave me unaffected as they are less  musical than music.

I am going to try giving up music for a year to see how my perception changes.  Obviously I cannot completely escape it, but by no longer seeking out music, it will become just another environmental sound.  This will solve the shared environment concern, and probably also to a large degree the escape concern as I will no longer be using it as a mental clutch.

Perhaps music has a place as art or an aid to communication, but I feel that music is definitely being consumed in excess.   Just because it has been around since the beginning of recorded history does not mean that it is necessary or desirable.  What do you think?