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Interzone / Re: Yes, we know.
« on: July 04, 2013, 09:40:28 AM »
how online bands are phoning it in.

They are, literally- that was the joke. I'm aware the restrictions of that medium wouldn't necessarily prevent anything good from happening. Anyway, point taken.

Metal / Re: Vocalist needed for Deathcore/Death Metal Online Project
« on: July 04, 2013, 03:24:25 AM »
This online-band trend takes phoning it in to a whole new level

Metal / Re: Classical in Audiofile
« on: July 03, 2013, 10:03:31 AM »
We talk of keeping or deleting forum entries, but the worth of a database like audiofile constitutes the live links. There are relatively few. If Saint-Saëns is important, please upload his best works.

If the list is intimidating to newcomers, let's guide these people through it. These would help:

-A list of essential classical for Hessians, if possible with reviews like this
-Ordering the audiofile list by style period
-Doing away with the irrelevant. We don't need 3rd rate music if 1st & 2nd rate allow for a lifetime of musical explorations.

As an aside, this made me think of the 'Genealogy of Metal' compilation from 2005 or so, which featured a bold selection of music i would've never heard if it wasn't for that comp. There was one of the few exciting Telemann pieces, and an awesome a capella renaissance madrigal (?). I'd like to hear that one again.

Audiofile / Re: Early / Ancient / Medieval / Folk Music
« on: July 01, 2013, 10:29:49 AM »
Music of the Spanish Renaissance (4shared)
Music of the Italian Renaissance (4shared)

Shirley Rumsey, voice and lute/renaissance guitar, 1991-93

Metal / Re: Classical in Audiofile
« on: June 30, 2013, 12:06:40 PM »
Ain't it simpler to dump all minor composers of a given period in 1 thread?
'French baroque music' thread: Marais, Lully, Rameau, Corrette, etc.

Metal / Re: Classical in Audiofile
« on: June 29, 2013, 04:56:49 PM »
A sticky topic with house recommendations for people new to Classical would be nice regardless of what composers we include on the list.

Composers could be grouped in periods and geographically, e.g. 'French Baroque'. This simplifies the list but can include gems like the works of Marais and Lully's Te Deum. We already do this with the Early/Medieval music.

Some great composers have only few 'essential' pieces, like Buxtehude. If he doesn't warrant a thread of his own, we could also group him with Bach, whom he directly influenced. Just an example.

I wouldn't want to exclude Debussy at any rate.
Scarlatti would be Domenico (not Alessandro). His sonatas are excellent.

Metal / Re: Dmitri Shostakovich
« on: May 24, 2013, 01:15:03 PM »
Great! What calmness and depth... The unrest and tension so abundant in other quartets seem to serve a purpose here. The ´Chamber Symphony´ arrangement of this piece is amazing as well.

Metal / Dmitri Shostakovich
« on: May 23, 2013, 05:44:03 AM »
I'm not a fan, but I just got hold of a pile of cds featuring his work, including all symphonies, concertos, string quartets, and a lot more. I've always 'liked' the 10th symphony, as it has its moments. 5th symphony and the Violin Concerto seem ok. What more is worth checking out from a metal perspective? I can upload anything of course.

Metal / Emotions vs. the longing for them
« on: May 22, 2013, 05:56:44 PM »
From the blog:
Quote from: Brett Stevens
(...)good pop must be oozing with consonance, but bittersweet and minor key in its “mixed emotions” that give it “profundity” or a feeling of “authentic” emotion, and leave you wanting more because for a moment you felt like something stirred actual emotion in your soul (when in fact, all you were feeling was your longing for such emotion).

Just some thoughts on that last line: if we compare for instance the Romantic and pre-Romantic periods in art history- Imagine how a work of Mozart instills emotion, in his restrained, disciplined way, devoid of sentimentality...

Is it far fetched then to say Romanticists in turn emulate emotions, and the work of art actually becomes programmatic (referring to something, in this case an emotion, outside of the work of art itself)?

And if that is true, does the listener of Beethoven get emotions instilled in the way people react to others expressing emotions? Or is it just the longing for what the master must've felt when he wrote those pieces down?

Just listen, you'd say, but I'm not sure I can discern between longing for emotion and the real deal if longing (for e.g. an ideal) is essential to what is communicated.

Interzone / Re: Non-metal
« on: May 12, 2013, 02:55:18 AM »

Interzone / Re: ForeBears, a film starring Varg Vikernes
« on: April 25, 2013, 09:49:43 AM »

Not metal, but better than anything he's put out since the '90s.

Wow, this is... nothing. Again. He probably made compositions better than this before his balls descended.

IIRC some group of black rights activists also conveniently used a picture of this guy claiming Mozart was black. They're probably back to boasting with 'their' invention of peanut butter now.

J.S. Bach, on the other hand, was an Ancient Alien™.

« on: March 22, 2013, 03:06:21 PM »
This may just be an easier option: before uploading, rename your .rar/.7z to .dmu/.anus/etc.. I've had a copyrighted album up as .jpg for some time and it isn't marked © by mfire; probably doesn't get crawled.

Interzone / Re: Gustav Mahler
« on: March 22, 2013, 12:29:10 PM »
Try Edgard Grieg instead.

It's more simple and organic.

Possibly a good advice to newcomers, but I suspect that comparing Mahler's symphonies may be comparing apples/oranges as it is, with Grieg offering something entirely different (and, as far as symphonies are concerned, nothing spectacular).

Quote from: Humanicide
Back on track - what's a good work to introduce myself to Mahler?

Aforementioned Symphony 2 'Resurrection'. See Audiofile.

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