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Topics - Beethoven

Metal / Edrihan
« on: December 10, 2010, 03:29:28 AM »
You're skeptical.. I know, I understand, it's hard to believe.
I've been playing music for most of my life.. unlike many here I appreciate music in general, from Bach to Britney Spears. I'm simply a professional. Of course I differentiate quality, but my job is to understand from a technical/historical/societal/emotional standpoint what's going on with any and all music forms. I finally am getting my shit together, so I recorded 24 songs this week. I think some would appreciate my approach to metal. You can sample the music here:
If you go over to MIDI creations, that's where all my metal composition lies.
What sets my music apart is that I'm equally influenced by Slayer, Hermeto Pascoal, Bach, James Brown and too many others to name. I try to synthesize paradigms. Please let me know what any of you think.. but don't talk shit until you listen first.
My music is like Dimmu (aesthetically) if they studied metal and counterpoint a little more and worried less of image
I appreciate criticism more than praise and hope many will hate my music/persona but that maybe a few may enjoy as well.
My regards to the ANUS community after a long silence (here).

Interzone / forum for original composition criticism
« on: October 30, 2009, 09:09:59 PM »
I've always thought that it would be a good idea to open up this forum to composers wanting a reasonable and knowledgeable group of people to get an alternative set of thoughts on their compositions. I'm not sure if many out there also compose, by which I mean notate, and I'm also unsure of what formats people are using or would have wide enough distribution to be somewhat standardized. I myself use guitar pro for the most part, which tends to suck balls for anything but guitar but is standard enough and functional enough and also affordable (or easy to pirate). if anyone is interested in hearing works in progress (in midi... yeah I know it's tedious unless you're also a midi nerd like me) let me know and I'd be interested to hear what others are working on.

Interzone / Poetry for lack of a better word?
« on: April 15, 2008, 08:13:43 PM »
I'm wondering if anyone on the forum writes creatively as hobby, or job. (I know many do) I'd like to see what verse or stories hessians have composed.

I'll start it off with two I recently wrote. I'm quite new to writing while mindful of rhythm and metre, and would appreciate any thoughts on my compositions, but more so I'm curious as to others' works.

there is no reality for cretins but beastiality
the brutality of man sodomising animal is beautiful
to those obsessed by the twisted push and pull
of an unnatural union between the sphincter and man
of the unwilling beast being filled with semen
He robs the chastity voilently of a horse
and leaves nothing but dismembered corpse


Calculated cogs comprise the great Machine
Devices of degeneracy manufactured in multitudes
By the grandest and most sinister engineer.
The architect of collapse continuously contorts
the calm contours of natural simplicity.

The mother of monsters has no real resistance
to the persistant insistance of countless instances
of man-made modernity, the ignoble inverse of nature's
infinite improbabability, for Nature's force is that of death and growth,
while parasites desire damage more and most.
Their toxic orgasm poisons her deeply when her rape
is concluded collosally
Vote for your leader, encourage Earth's debauchery.

Interzone / Jazz and the essence of metal
« on: October 18, 2007, 09:23:13 PM »
I've been thinking lately about what it is that makes (good) metal superior to most music (i.e, rock, hip-hop). What I've come up with, with the help of discussion, listening, playing music and research on the ANUS site and forums, is that essentially, disregarding aesthetic, the difference between metal and rock, and likewise between good and bad music in general is a focus on melody. To create beautiful melodies is the foundation of quality music. I don't mean to oversimplify the musical process, as the instrumentation surrounding the melody is what brings it out, but this is different than having a set chord progression (i.e, I-IV-V) and forming whatever melody conveniently fits (i.e, pentatonic wankery).

This mentality (melody being number one) which I have recently discovered within myself explains why I like the music I do; artists such as: Emperor, Sacramentum, Stargazer, Morbid Angel, Metallica, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, and many, many others. What I've noticed is the elitist closed-mindedness of metalheads causes many quality works outside of the "pure" art forms of extreme metal and classical to be ignored or insulted. My goal with this thread is to attempt to distribute what I consider quality works in the Jazz genre upholding the ideals that I value in metal (i.e, melody, motivic/phrasal composition) and not the ideals that I am indifferent to (racial issues, BR\/74L1T113!! kvltness). I invite anyone to criticize or add to any of my thoughts and I wonder what other hessians think of quality jazz and what the essence of powerful music is.

Below I've included some examples of jazz the fits my bill. Creative, competent, and beautiful music. I admit I have a bias for music with organ/piano/harpsichord/keyboard (just not cheesy keyboard) as I teach and play piano as my life's goal and passion.

Dave Brubeck - Take Five

Michel Camile - Crazy fucking Latin influenced jam

Thelonius Monk - Epistrophy

Herman Szobel - (not sure what song) no video