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Interzone / Traditional Indian music
« on: August 01, 2009, 01:11:35 PM »
Traditional Indian music also has a long tradition of being a meditative practice, or having a meditative component.

I would be interested in finding some of this!

Ubiquitous, yes. But what has that beat actually influenced, i.e. what minds has it changed outside of entertaining people with a bad taste in music?

Interzone / Re: Are Aspies the superman?
« on: July 22, 2009, 03:51:00 AM »

Kid with Asperger's fools airline executives.

But in answer to the thread title, no. Only an Aspy kid on the internet pretending to be normal would make that assertion. When I was younger I used to pick on kids like that.

Owing to the arcane nature of our constitution, there's probably a dusty old convention lying somewhere that allows him to withdraw power from Westminster. Let's hope he finds it; we have a Parliament full of evil little men.

Metal / Allies
« on: July 10, 2009, 03:19:36 PM »
Elitists promoting classical, or what they would call "art music".


"So what's wrong with Pop 'Music'?

Musically speaking, nearly everything."

"Isn't your campaign political?

Yes. Musoc.org opposes the way neoliberalism — global consumer-capitalism and postmodernism — mould and blight culture, especially with regard to music."

Metal / Re: Iconic death metal statements
« on: June 17, 2009, 04:10:52 PM »

"Because.... I just fucking hate this world."

Interzone / The Bible as an environmentalist text
« on: June 13, 2009, 11:39:37 AM »
A little observation.

After God created vegetation:

"And God saw that it was good."

After God created fish, birds and suchlike:

"And God saw that it was good."

After God created beasts of the earth:

"And God saw that it was good."

After God created humans, he tells us we can do whatever we want and then says:

"And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good."

Metal / Re: Refreshing Classical Albums
« on: June 05, 2009, 07:00:36 AM »

I save this piece of music for just a few very special listens a year. It's an unbelievable piece of work; we have no words for it.

Any of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concertos because "das Gefühl ist alles".

Metal / Re: Is Black Metal Superior to Death Metal?
« on: June 05, 2009, 06:43:45 AM »

Death metal - nihilist punk
Black metal - nihilist romanticism

Most death metal seems unimaginative to me. Perhaps it suffers unlike black metal, which went one step further in discarding temporary reference points and themes to create something much more transcendental.

So I'm very in the black metal camp.

Most people will be convinced of BM superiority once they listen to "I Am the Black Wizards" anyway.

Metal / Re: VARG VIKERNES set free from jail
« on: May 24, 2009, 05:08:23 PM »
There's every chance the French lady could be of Norman descent. Those Vikings did get around, after all. In fairness, even I would try it on with a French bird after years locked up like that.

Metal / Re: Metal and lyricism
« on: May 11, 2009, 02:23:33 PM »
Could we say that metal is a non-literal form of art, as opposed to rock which is lyrical.

Yes, certainly! The lyrics are frosting on the cupcake, but the "bread" of it is the songwriting itself. Metal lyrics at least in underground metal aren't designed to be understood.

Please make your metaphors consistent. Make your mind up, are you saying metal songs are more like cakes or sandwiches?

Interzone / Re: It's cool to be out of touch
« on: April 18, 2009, 05:01:45 PM »
I just like to walk alone in nature. Easily beats all "fun" and "sociable" activities like getting drunk, taking drugs, publicly humiliating yourself or having a conversation about the latest chapter of Naruto. Everyone should be shot.

No it doesn't.

Metal / Favourite metal techniques
« on: April 18, 2009, 05:00:20 PM »
Mine is the trance-inducing-sub-riff. For two good examples see the opening track on Programmed Cell Death's 2007 promo and Mayhem's classic "Freezing Moon".

Just before the 3 minute mark of Freezing Moon we hear the relevant riff, played by Varg's bass as a short prelude to the guitar's turn. The trance-inducing-sub-riff sometimes comes to prominence, but mainly it lies just under the surface allowing the other instruments and vocalist to progress and vary themselves on top of it, often without any dynamic change itself for minutes on end. No idea why, but I really enjoy this kind of layering: my attention is caught by the play of the other instruments whilst the other riff haunts the entire piece if ever my concentration falters or switches. Am looking for more recommendations of this technique!

Interzone / Re: ANUS Book List
« on: April 12, 2009, 07:47:33 PM »
1984 is the superior read. BNW is like: caste system + overman + implied freedom + areas of total freedom + some wanker who can't adapt to a new society and ends topping himself = OMG DYSTOPIA. Jesus CHRIST that is a terrible mish mash of ideas. BNW is obviously written by the leftist (check out some of his moralist rambling in Perennial Philosophy), 1984 by an awesome motherfuckin' gay fish.

Metal / Re: Beherit - Engram
« on: April 09, 2009, 11:45:59 AM »
First two tracks sound boring like Gorgoroth after Destroyer. Tunes are really just too intuitive to enjoy. No Filosofem here nor HLTO nor DDTM. Pagan Moon is pretty good.

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