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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 Iíve 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 »
Theyíre extremely self-limiting. As soon as Iíve got them, Iíve 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 Ďundergroundí forms of music consisting predominantly of discordant combinations of notes played on instruments drenched in distortion? How could a metal listener appreciate the Ďcleaní 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 Ďcleaní or Ďdistortedí 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 Iím 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 youíre the type to want to fit into a healthy group or community, youíre 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 »
Thereís a scene out there somewhere, far, far away from here, where failure just isn't an option. Not because the fans canít tell shit from gold, or because theyíll find and beat you for not consistently producing gold, but because you would rather commit ritual suicide out of sheer humiliation. Thatís 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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Metal / How not to spoil a follow-up album
« on: December 03, 2013, 02:41:56 AM »
Donít worry about being creative, living up to a perceived expectation or breaking new ground, just make it harder, faster, darker and dirtier. Creativity canít be summoned at will. And if fans are worth any consideration at all it should be to fucking smash them. Iím sorry but Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk-syndrome just shouldn't be an option.

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Interzone / Kierkegaard on possibility.
« on: December 02, 2013, 02:10:22 AM »
Quote
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential -- for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.

Quote
What is so sparkling, so fragrant, so intoxicating, as possibility!

What was or might have been helps one see what could be, something which is as appealing as that which is truly great. A transition that is like an incentive to keep trying as opposed to completion which has in it the finality of death. I hope I understand this right.

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Interzone / If it really is me.
« on: November 10, 2013, 02:03:58 AM »
Is my body like a shelter I am staying in? or a vehicle I am travelling in?

If my thoughts are composed of a lifeís worth of information Iíve been exposed to am I not then part of everyone else that shares or has come into contact with that same information.

Am I my even thoughts? Are my thoughts even me?



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