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Interzone / Re: Can Life Prevail? by Pentti Linkola
« on: June 25, 2009, 03:48:55 PM »
People have no idea how we got such reckless growth, consumerism, lying politicians, etc.

It's because we have a huge group of people who are totally irresponsible, oblivious, don't want to learn and don't want anything but the modern equivalent of bread and circuses (Heineken and iPods).

That group and its demographic/purchasing/voting power is what empowers the corruption and stupidity.

Interzone / Re: On technicality
« on: June 25, 2009, 03:47:07 PM »
I believe this is also what the progenitors of any metal movement (later to be imitated) do; i.e. they don't think in terms of "Now I'm going to create a new genre with specific limitations on song structure, melodic scales and lyrics" but rather just aspire to create something really awesome.

They're thinking backward then. You want to come up with an idea for a song in the abstract, like an emotion or experience (or ideally, emotion told through experience) and then figure out what techniques are needed. Finding the technique first is the kind of "outside looking in" that people are talking about.

Origin is just plain goofy. That music makes me laugh out loud. It is technical, for sure... but what is it? It sounds like a radio jingle in a high speed collision with a fusion band on meth.

Metal / MARK RIDDICK updates website, posts new cover art
« on: June 25, 2009, 05:50:12 AM »

Underground heavy metal illustrator, Mark Riddick, reveals his new Web site overhaul, www.riddickart.com. The new site features an interactive blog-style format complete with gallery, Web store, downloads, and links. The new Web site was designed by award-winning graphic artist, Greg Comstock, www.gregcomstock.com.


Metal / Naxos classical CDs $6.30 apiece
« on: June 25, 2009, 03:07:46 AM »

Naxos is a discount but quality label. This is a good way to build a heck of a classical collection for under $100

Metal / Re: Metal music theory
« on: June 25, 2009, 02:45:12 AM »
This should really be made a feature on the site.

Metal / Re: Introduction to Music Theory for Guitar
« on: June 25, 2009, 02:44:06 AM »
Good explanation of the circle of fifths:


Open source notation program:


Metal / Re: Classical music for metalheads
« on: June 24, 2009, 08:03:23 PM »

Metal / Re: UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US black metal movie
« on: June 24, 2009, 07:42:41 PM »
When we say someone "has no money," it's a relative measure.

Maybe it costs $50,000 to make the film. Distributing it would cost $500,000.

So you make the film and try to hype it enough to get distribution.

This could be a turd of a film. Most black metal documentaries are sensationalistic and never get into the why people make this music, act the way they do, and what they believe and why they believe it.

Like all things modern, they focus on the external, because inside we're all the same or 1789-2009 was a big mistake!!!

Metal / Classical music
« on: June 24, 2009, 07:40:49 PM »
Like many here, it seems, I went from being a popular music (and unpopular music, like black metal) listener to being a classical listener with a few favorite metal CDs.

I'm a regular listener of:

  • Ottorino Respighi
  • Anton Bruckner
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Franz Schubert
  • Robert Schumann
  • Gustav Faure

I'd like to hear from others in the same boat, especially who are their favorite composers, why, and possibly the pieces they enjoy.

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