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Man I've never heard it put this way before, you've changed my perspective.Your sardonic attack worked. Why? Because, atleast if anyone of us has a poetic sense, we've felt the surrealism associated with Burzum, or atleast what the threadstarted described as 'pagan romanticism,' the feeling of the 18th century, or moreover, a lonely veldt that is idealized on an album like Filosofem. This 'can't expain the feeling' is simply that which transcends the sublime itself, and our psychology perhaps isn't advanced enough to understand this sublimity, hence it puts it on the Romantic trend.
So, what I interpret here is that instead of these cookie-cutter threads, we need to begin to formulate a psychology of Burzum's effect, similar to Edmund Burke's, 'On Beauty and the Sublime'.
Or to sum it up: ANUS articles haven't addressed the aesthetics of Black Metal in a majestic form, yet..
Isn't there a paradox in this? Why would we want to dissect the particular quality in Burzum that "transcends the sublime in itself", if that aspect of untouchability is what makes this band so magical in the first place?
I would never hire someone with long hair, what with the overwhelming probability of him being an alcoholic metalhead fuckup with an 'attitude'. What is it with the fixation on looking like a burnout moron in metal? You don't need a santa beard to appreciate Brahms.
I don't understand the obsession with evil in black metal, if it was amoral wouldn't conceptions of good/evil be thrown out the window completely in favour of total perspective from the natural/ancient world?
In hindsight, the often used concept of 'evil' in 90s black metal should be seen as a symbol of the distancing of oneself from moral conventions. It is a logical view in that modern day moralism encourages people to view themselves as essentialy 'good-natured'. This does not mean that 'evil' in black metal is a product of a dualistic philosophy. Rather it is a simplified term, carried over from earlier less than serious heavy metal, that in the context of black metal ultimately denotes strength and adventurousness in character.
Tangerine Dream.They actually did make decent pop music in the 80's. Their greatest albums are far removed from pop music though, obviously.
I thought of 'popular music' more as something that is generally well-known in the public sphere. Perhaps this is not the case everywhere, but they achieved some level of popularity at least here in commie Sweden back in the day. I have a romantic view of the radio-climate of the 60s and 70s, I somehow imagine that even pop music needed to contain some sort of 'substance' to get airtime.
Final Fantasy X Piano Collections is a record of surprisingly intricate musical work, I can tell you that I never would have expected to hear this sort of thing originating from a video game. I haven't played the actual game, so I cannot say anything about that, but the adaptations on this record are all listenable, if a bit trivial.
« on: November 21, 2010, 02:11:48 AM »
I find it strange that we now have so many documentaries on Norwegian black metal, and yet none of them deals with the actual music at any major depth. That being said, it was nice to watch Varg debunk the basis for all the media-created sensationalism that has come to surround this movement. Oh, and Hellhammer proved himself to be an even larger idiot than Frost.
Only an insane government would choose top genetic stock for extermination, so I'd probably simply flee.
What a pathetic showcase of delusional narcissism, unless that post was loaded with some sort of dry humor. Whether or not you consider yourself part of the 'top genetic stock' is irrelevant here, the question is if you would be willing to sacrifice yourself for the greater good of your society. Unfortunately, the majority of this forum seems to be made up of idealists who wouldn't be idealists was it not for their own juvenile sense of belonging to the highest stratums of humanity. I only consider myself to be of average intellect, yet I encourage elitistic societies. I don't greedily encourage them because they would favour me as an individual.