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Metal / Re: Most Important(Influential) Metal Bands
« on: May 08, 2014, 12:46:41 AM »
It's been said before, many a time and in many different ways, that there are foundational bands i.e. those acting as the subconscious crystallization of time (Slayer, Celtic Frost) and those that skirt the fringes, so much so that none can ever compare (Burzum). Preference for one or the other probably depends on where the individual fits into the picture themselves.

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Metal / Re: Romantic poetry
« on: May 08, 2014, 12:37:46 AM »
Great stuff!

Immortal pretty much made their own language (lyrically and musically) out of the memetic limitations of our own. Second only to Beherit in this context.

But Harald really ought to have compiled and published some of this stuff in book form.

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Interzone / Who are you?
« on: April 03, 2014, 02:09:15 AM »
Honestly, who the hell are you to me anyway? a word on my screen perhaps? The truth is I donít know you. I donít even know if you really are real (but I also donít know that youíre not real). Some of you real or unreal people even say things that make me ask myself ďÖis this guy for real?Ē And yet, somehow, in the weirdest of ways, I hope youíre all doing alright, whoever and wherever you are.

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Interzone / Re: [META] Activities of our users
« on: April 03, 2014, 01:58:15 AM »
I'm trying to grow vegetables and other exotic plants. I would show you all my music but it only exists in my head at the moment, plus I promised myself never to show anyone unless I can get it at least 10 times more solid than Beethoven.

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Interzone / Re: Time travel.
« on: April 03, 2014, 01:53:25 AM »
That's very true. But this will basically be the challenge of my life (coupled with a desperate race against time).

And just for the record, I'm not like a third-world-er trying get to the collapsed remnants of the first world, but more so a first-world-er of the old-school just trying to get the hell out of dodge. Wish me luck!

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Interzone / Re: On becoming a better king
« on: April 03, 2014, 01:30:33 AM »
No, truth is not easy, at least not for the western mind in it's current state. Who can imagine for even a moment that what they think is true, isn't? Who can notice the subconscious, or that their mind lies to them via auto-pilot? It's easy enough but oh-so-difficult. I only know because I have in the past been able to catch myself out on that and admit defeat. I guess it's a start.

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Interzone / Re: Time travel.
« on: April 03, 2014, 01:19:01 AM »
the problem is that is hard to find a silent place in this society

I can sympathize with this. Where I live now, it's basically too messed up to put into words and so really I envy a lot of you that are able to live near cold and woodlands etc. To make matters more difficult there will be no escape once you put roots down (and the next big holocaust is due for kick-off).

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Interzone / Re: Too easy.
« on: April 01, 2014, 01:11:41 PM »
Thinking, knowing and thinking you know.

Thinking, knowing and thinking I know.

How's that for enlightenment?

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Interzone / Re: Memories of Morocco.
« on: March 31, 2014, 12:06:07 AM »
Lately, I've had this overwhelming feeling that travel is unsafe, no matter where you go. If this isn't true then I'm probably just subconsciously predicting how things might be next week (I'm good at that). It's a shame as I've always wanted to go to Nepal and a few other places. Perhaps I am to die and be reborn there some day.

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Metal / Re: Industrial/EBM
« on: March 30, 2014, 11:40:32 PM »
Here's a couple more anyway:

Mortal Constraint - Seeds Of Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZpw2mIfYPg

Kraftwerk - Abzug/Metall auf Metall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UskzSNN-KK8

Mentallo & The Fixer - Sacrilege
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuCc1AXCQ8U

VNV Nation - Rubicon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOApdAhC3Tw

Front 242 - Operating Tracks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRpeVcjMvNo

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Metal / Re: Industrial/EBM
« on: March 30, 2014, 11:17:33 PM »
From Sweden, land of Quorthon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6c_UEqVDHM&list=PL1525BE73CDAC4A0E

This is pretty cool. 

Most of the other stuff on the thread is pretty poppy, except for some example tracks posted.

Unfortunately this is true of most industrial. Especially coming from a metal or classical perspective, the songs are structurally very limited (and worse still over the expanse of an album). Still there are some cool ideas to be found in the genre, perhaps more so as atmosphere or sound texture.

Of particular note, Beherit - Electric Doom Synthesis blended some of this suffocating mechanical atmosphere of industrial with black metal, ambient and (?) ritual-dub . Most people either love that album or respect it for being alone in it's ambitious creative potential. It's not been matched though.

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Metal / Re: Industrial/EBM
« on: March 28, 2014, 12:54:35 AM »
G.G.F.H. - Room 213 (Frozen Heart Mix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8T7OzVVOok

YelworC - Sacred City (Short Mix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oltkUq85ROg

Kalte Farben - Brain's Strained
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g2geW5b76o

Splatter Squall - Requiem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8VuQxrL1x4

Arcana Obscura - Delusion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5liJs7W1ceM

Front Line Assembly - Virus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyWMstaQEB8

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Metal / Re: Ildjarn Split was written by Nidhogg
« on: March 28, 2014, 12:34:18 AM »
NiDHOGG

It is indeed exciting to hear of some of the details of those two projects you were working on. And I really hope they shall someday reach fruition. If you donít mind me asking, you have previously put these projects on hold due to family and life commitments? But are you now in a position with more time to concentrate on music?

As for synths, Iím a bit of a fanatic myself (got a few vintage analogues and other nice gear). But I was very curious to know what kind of equipment you guys used on Hardangervidda as the sound you achieved on that is just perfect. A seamless blending orchestral and synth sounds. And the written material itself is exceptional. A lot of other ambient music gets repetitive but the melodic progressions and variations in your music are so well thought-out. Did you use any software, step-sequencer or external multitracker for this or just did everything on the XP-80.

Iím not too familiar with the XP-80 but itís a bit like a Korg Triton as I understand it. It might seem silly to some but a lot of people donít like to discuss the equiptment or the general compositional process by which something was achieved, I just find it fascinating. I even contacted Varg Vikernes to ask what synth he used to make pieces like Tomhet on Hvis lyset tar oss album, he would have told me but he couldnít remember, it was a synth belonging to Pytten (Grieghallen studio). I also tried to contact Pytten about it but no reply  :-\

Yes I am familiar with GGFH! Good old-fashioned industrial from a diseased mind! Some other good stuff that comes to mind is Mortal Constraint, and older stuff by Skinny Puppy etc. If you feel up to it, you should list some favourite Industrial stuff in this thread.

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Interzone / Re: The Void.
« on: March 27, 2014, 09:33:44 AM »
Above the stream of Panta Rhei we see a never ending river. When we consciously dunk our heads in it, we may lose ourselves by lingering a bit too long- but in doses, it's something else.

I guess?

I think it's important to take the plunge, but probably more importantly, to have the courage to take the plunge. Almost all successive attempts to see what one sees that first time will fall short, but it's hard not to want to do that.

Curiouser and curiouser...

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Interzone / Re: On the function of art
« on: March 25, 2014, 12:27:21 AM »
As is my custom, I totally agree with crow.

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