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Metal / Re: anus.com top 15 death metal albums torrent!
« on: October 26, 2013, 10:34:01 AM »
My ISP blocks the original URL. If you can't reach it try this one:


Interzone / Re: Michel Houellebecq
« on: October 18, 2013, 10:36:51 AM »
Atomised is one of the most important books of our time. Platform and the other novels are very powerful as well, but they serve mostly to expand on the ideas put forth in Atomised. However, his last novel 'The Map and the Territory' tends to deviate into mere satire.

His essay on Lovecraft should be mentioned as well.

Some of his shorter essays are comedy gold

Interzone / Re: How music listening changes over time
« on: October 16, 2013, 03:44:30 PM »
I would probably listen to far more music than I do, if I hadn't realized that the rhythms inherent to music tend to turn me into a witless, bopping, automaton.
There used to be a finger-snapping-in-time-to-the-music craze when I was young. Even then I considered it idiotic.
Still, there is music worth listening to, but as with anything, it helps to not turn it into an addiction.

You seem to describe a rather primal reaction to rather primitive music. I never found myself foot-tapping to Haydn. Nor does that music engender any loss of consciousness in me.

I gathered you don't listen to metal much. What music is worth listening for you?

Interzone / What's a major label?
« on: October 12, 2013, 10:53:40 PM »
That being said, we should probably avoid all major label releases...

Many 'heavy' labels are major label subsidiaries.
Not-so-fun fact: the 'rights' on most Beherit releases are owned by Universal Music. Same goes for the entire Deutsche Grammophon catalogue. They'll want your head on a plate if you upload that music, even if all performers are long dead. Although Spinefarm and DG are 'independent' sublabels, they probably have the same anti-piracy forces working for them as Rihanna...

Metal / Re: bitterman reviews on Metal Archives
« on: October 11, 2013, 11:19:29 AM »
He's got a strikingly extensive knowledge of horrible bands. Half the time I have no idea what kind of music he compares to because people like DMU staff and himself helped me avoid it at some time.

Interzone / Re: Recommend me a good discman
« on: October 09, 2013, 10:14:01 PM »
Philips made some sturdy discmen as well. I got 9 years of daily (ab)use out of this model.

The Sansa device looks interesting because it plays FLACs. 8GB=~ 15 albums.
How would playing FLACs impact battery life?

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