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Metal / Re: Why the band you know today will be forgotten tomorrow.
« on: May 15, 2011, 11:43:05 PM »
As I said, this process of production has been common to music since the 18th century. Your criticism applies as much to Beethoven as it does to Morbid Angel, and not only does it apply to artists in particular, but to every cooperative venture. I could be wrong, but it seems to me that you're attempting to make an attack, albeit a veiled one, on perceived quality. Adorno does a much better job at this.

http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/DATABASES/SWA/On_popular_music_1.shtml

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Also, I only hold to be eternal what truly is eternal, and what truly is eternal must be so, otherwise consciousness would be fundamentally different.
That's great.
1) Consciousness is relative to knowledge.
2) Value judgements, unless related to humans, are relative to subjective criteria.
3) You are suggesting that the world is deterministically perfect., which a few of us may disagree with here.

Nothing here extends outside of the premise of the statement that these points were a response to.

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Interzone / Re: Love for Radio Nihil
« on: May 14, 2011, 08:56:27 PM »
I suppose the only solution to that would be to wait until someone else with ample time to dedicate to a project you don't have time to manage seeks to collaborate with you; that, and keeping a firm control on quality yourselves. The ANUS is pretty famous, or infamous to some, for the former however, and I appreciate it immensely.

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Metal / Re: Why the band you know today will be forgotten tomorrow.
« on: May 14, 2011, 05:01:34 PM »
This is a rather stupid topic altogether, if you ask me. I'm not saying this in defense of heavy metal music, as its quality or lack thereof defends itself, but because this process of composition, editing, arrangement, production and distribution has been the norm in music since the 18th century.

Also, I only hold to be eternal what truly is eternal, and what truly is eternal must be so, otherwise consciousness would be fundamentally different.

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Interzone / Re: Love for Radio Nihil
« on: May 14, 2011, 04:15:42 AM »
My friend and I are putting together a pilot to send to the editors at ANUS right now.

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Interzone / Re: They breed... like rats
« on: May 10, 2011, 02:52:10 AM »
I'm surprised that anyone who is not in a situation to provide their children with any resource necessary to assist them in learning and excelling within a defined role would want to have children, to the point that I would be willing to believe that their motivation for having children was completely selfish.

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Interzone / Re: The Irrationality of Richard Dawkins
« on: May 06, 2011, 09:28:25 AM »
Read some Parmenides Cargest and get back to me.

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Metal / Re: "Solar Metal", "Sun Metal", or something along those lines
« on: April 27, 2011, 12:18:38 PM »
The term 'saccharine' has a wider context than what you seem to be allowing it. In the context of musical analysis, it's often used as a means of identifying heavy-handed aesthetic gestures.

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Metal / Re: "Solar Metal", "Sun Metal", or something along those lines
« on: April 26, 2011, 03:43:45 AM »
I've read what you're saying, but your stated aim isn't translating into your composition, also the deficiencies I hear in said composition do reveal themselves in your parlance as well.

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Metal / Re: "Solar Metal", "Sun Metal", or something along those lines
« on: April 25, 2011, 01:40:16 PM »
Also, I fail to see how my post suggests in the slightest that I consider composition to be the "arrangement of flavors".  Also, how is the concept of "dark classical music" farfetched?  I could name a number of pieces which are, all in all, "dark".

The greatest works of music permeate an abstract pattern through a variety of contexts in a process of development relevant to the nature of the initial pattern. This style of composition transcends being wholly dark, whimsical, triumphant, or melancholic, but instead encompasses all of these aspects and pervades them within a single theme, let alone the vast space created by such music in an entire movement, or on an even more cosmological level in an entire piece. What sort of music accomplishes this? Classical music, mostly. Thus, good music is not completely dark, or solar, but incorporates these aspects into a process of mimesis.

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Metal / Re: "Solar Metal", "Sun Metal", or something along those lines
« on: April 25, 2011, 08:08:50 AM »
The mentality of that reply is exactly what I am opposing. Music is not divisible into flavors of which the only genius act is the arrangement thereof. When I said we should call this proposed style of music 'happy metal' I did not mean that I thought it literally sounded happy, but was commenting on the perceived sentiment of the advocates of this nascent style. The idea that oldschool metal was down-spirited, and while talented at being so should be transcended by uplifting metal is the result of an error in musical analysis, if you ask me. Remember the comment made in the thread about dark classical music that compared asking for dark classical music to asking for dark directions to the bank? I think that applies here.

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Metal / Re: "Solar Metal", "Sun Metal", or something along those lines
« on: April 25, 2011, 04:58:26 AM »
All of the Slavic attempts at the concept have bored me to tears. If the goal of 'Apollonian metal' is to utilize the prismatic quality of classical music within the context of heavy metal, and all past heavy metal has not yet fully utilized this quality, then I would have to conclude that this particular example of 'Apollonian metal' hasn't even come close as some of the lower tiers of quality of early black and death metal has at producing music of prismatic nature. Also, I could easily imagine this quantifier of 'prismatic' being misunderstood, abstracted into a technical definition, and thusly abused. Metal shouldn't attempt to kiss the feet of Beethoven if it isn't up to the task, let alone stand shoulder to shoulder with him.

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Metal / Re: "Solar Metal", "Sun Metal", or something along those lines
« on: April 25, 2011, 03:32:02 AM »
Why don't we just cut to the chase and call this 'happy metal'? Early black and death metal was interesting because it did not set up camp in a single 'mood' or atmosphere and then stubbornly refuse to move, but instead developed pattern-structure in a multifaceted context. I think your technique is excellent, but I'd like to hear the piece develop a bit more.

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Metal / Re: Metal listening sessions
« on: April 23, 2011, 07:58:08 PM »
I don't see the problem with listening only to a small portion of heavy metal. I only listen to a few death and black metal albums, and the small size of my metal collection has nothing to do with any sort of ascetic ideal, but more so that those are just the only few albums that I like. I'll listen to anything and give it intense consideration, or at least as much as I possibly can, at least once, so if you know of any records I can expand my collection with then let me know.

As far as listening to metal goes, I just listen to the album that I feel like listening to, and only when I have time to hear the album in its entirety.

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Interzone / Re: Thinking about death.
« on: April 19, 2011, 08:49:28 PM »
it's the reverse for me, depression leads to inactivity. I make some excuse to avoid a social outing just because i need to think.
Depression in our society comes from high stress jobs, status anxiety, less close friendships, etc. The norm is to be happy and productive and to consume regularly. That's why they tell you to seek help only when depression starts to interfere with your professional and social life.

That description of normative behavior is so vague that it is almost identical to the most base description of an active, goal-oriented, purpose-driven being. I think the examples you provide in your response do not extend outside of the premise of Dinaric Leather. High stress jobs? An inordinate amount of time devoted to a single activity, ergo a decrease in time devoted to other activities. Status anxiety? Abstraction overtakes activity as a priority. Less close friendships? Less possible output for activity. Entropy sucks.

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Interzone / Re: Bolivia gets their shit together
« on: April 14, 2011, 04:26:31 AM »
The duties are more important than the rights. God given rights are God given, which means we should accept them as gifts from God. They should be a result of the fulfillment of one's duty, not the goal of fulfilling one's duty. This is partially the idea behind acting, but not for the fruit of the action as it is presented in the Bhagavad Gita. Nietzsche also agrees when he says the warrior does not seek pleasure but instead seeks its opposite, letting pleasure come to him and thus experiencing a greater pleasure than those who are enslaved to seeking it.

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