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Metal / Immersion in Darkness
« on: February 23, 2014, 05:23:16 AM »
Namlook and Biosphere - When The Night Was Black
(10 minutes long, but it's a winner!)

Feel free to post anything else which fits that description.

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Interzone / Sense
« on: February 20, 2014, 11:47:04 PM »
O dread and silent Mount! I gaz'd upon thee,
Till thou, still present to the bodily sense,
Did'st vanish from my thought: entranc'd in prayer
I worshipped the Invisible alone.


From the Hymn Before Sunrise
By S. T. Coleridge

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Interzone / Call it what you will!
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:31:07 AM »
Nothing, everything, god, man, nature, winning, losing.

I’m pretty cool with just about anything nowadays.

Until I change my mind about that statement.

Until then, I’m pretty cool about it though.

 8)

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Interzone / A good day
« on: February 11, 2014, 11:17:51 PM »
What exactly constitutes your good day?

Productivity? Relaxation? A pleasant surprise?

A new-found sense of understanding? A sense of continuity from other good days?

And if your life was composed of enough of these good days, would it have been a good life? 

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Metal / Best use of Vinyl and CD formats
« on: February 11, 2014, 04:28:52 AM »
Apart from the obvious improvement in the sound quality of an original vinyl pressing over its CD counterpart, I am thinking that certain types of music might actually suit the medium better depending on things like style, production, length of material (EP or album), and so on.

Personally I’ve tended to go for CD versions of classic metal albums. Especially the more chaotic or technical albums. Part of the reason is that I would rather listen to those albums in a different setting. i.e. walking in fields and woods with discman.

Symphonic music, ambient, ambient metal (such as Godflesh or Summoning) and some underground electronic music tends to be better for vinyl. It requires more stillness and concentration. I let the raw soundwaves fill the room until and the whole thing takes of off like time-machine.

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Interzone / Talk about 'word games'
« on: February 09, 2014, 02:57:23 AM »
Tuco Salamanca had this to say about them.

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Interzone / The problem I have with having opinions
« on: February 07, 2014, 12:53:55 PM »
They’re extremely self-limiting. As soon as I’ve got them, I’ve not got room for the rest.

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Interzone / Transcendence
« on: February 06, 2014, 07:11:31 AM »
What is destructible
Is but a parable;
What fails ineluctably
The undeclarable,
Here it was seen,
Here it was action;
The Eternal-Feminine
Lures to Perfection.


Final chorus from the Tragedy of Faust.
By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Interzone / The Sound of Noise
« on: February 01, 2014, 01:42:13 AM »
Some say noise is an undesirable sound; others might describe it as any waveform that doesn't oscillate (and in turn produce some audible pitch). Another option yet is that of the realm beyond auditory sense i.e. subsonic vibrations.

But what about pop music that sounds squeaky clean but is soulless and jarring to the senses? What about certain ‘underground’ forms of music consisting predominantly of discordant combinations of notes played on instruments drenched in distortion? How could a metal listener appreciate the ‘clean’ sounds of classical music and yet not the contemporary equivalents?

Perhaps it comes down to harmony of elements and to what extent the concepts of ‘clean’ or ‘distorted’ mirror the reality from which they originate. And to what extent does the group or individual tune into that wavelength?

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Interzone / Self and Selfless
« on: January 20, 2014, 02:22:54 AM »
As far as I’m concerned this is now the only way to see the world. You talk to someone and they either really talk to you (i.e. two way communication, a dialogue) or are just using the interaction as a springboard to ventilate whatever has been going on in their life lately. This might even come in the form of a seemingly genuine interest or concern for the person they are talking to, but I get a strong sense that even this is more of learned behaviour to help disguise their extreme selfishness.

The irony is in the chain reaction this causes. If you’re the type to want to fit into a healthy group or community, you’re also going to start not caring when you realize no one else does.

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Interzone / Breaking on through
« on: January 03, 2014, 12:52:02 PM »
How hard is it to really make the changes that need to be made in order for you to achieve what you know you should (and would rather) be doing but aren't? The you that regretfully never eventuated. How much more pressure needs to build inside your pressure-cooker before you cut loose and maim some poor boss?

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Metal / Cryptic cover art
« on: January 03, 2014, 12:23:32 PM »


When I first saw this I thought it was kind of cheap looking. Now if I look hard enough (a practice I have engaged in many times and that I am quite fond of) it is asthough there's something looking back at me. But maybe you didn't have to look too hard to notice  ;)

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Metal / Scene
« on: December 28, 2013, 12:35:31 AM »
There’s a scene out there somewhere, far, far away from here, where failure just isn't an option. Not because the fans can’t tell shit from gold, or because they’ll find and beat you for not consistently producing gold, but because you would rather commit ritual suicide out of sheer humiliation. That’s just how it is. Consequently, every album that was released after Hvis lyset tar oss was forced to raise that bar just a little bit more, hard as it might have been. But it was preferable to either wimping out or dying. And just think of all the great music! 

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Interzone / Paying attention
« on: December 11, 2013, 02:11:05 AM »

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Interzone / Night
« on: December 03, 2013, 03:02:23 AM »



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