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Interzone / Re: An important book
« on: June 04, 2013, 01:26:06 AM »
I plan to read Aldous Huxley - The Perennial Philosophy. Is it good, difficult to read? I find most philosophy goes way overboard for me.
You should definitely read it, it's a little difficult but if you get to a part you don't understand, just keep moving and you will probably understand it in a different passage.  The book kind of explains the same thing over and over in slightly different ways, so if you don't get it the one way, you'll get it the other way.  I also have a love/hate relationship with hardcore philosophy but this is not like the insanely technical philosophy that goes to incredible lengths in an attempt to be perfectly precise.

Thanks. From what I gather, the intention of the book is to illustrate a common ground between human belief systems. Different interpretations of the same path so to speak. So your description is most fitting. I'll let you all know how it all goes.

 :)

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Metal / Re: Ildjarn - Norse-Svartfraed -LTD- 2CD
« on: June 04, 2013, 01:18:04 AM »
Ildjarn walks without his shadow
He is always alone
He does not care

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Metal / Getting it and overdoing it
« on: June 04, 2013, 01:17:06 AM »
It has often been said that certain pieces of music might take a while to fully sink in. I know that even in my own experience as a metal listener, it might take repeated sitting before really appreciating a particular album.

On the flip-side, do you ever find that there are certain classic albums which are undoubtedly important beyond all else to metal history as well as your own personal development as a listener that just donít have the same effect they once had? (I donít mean stuff that seemed cool but turned out to be sub-par further on down the track).

I feel that there are a few albums Iíve listened to almost inside out and theyíve become like a solved mystery after a while, they donít blow me away anymore. Perhaps this is where live performances come to good use, as depending on the level of accuracy in execution or improvisation, one might see a familiar piece in a new light.
 
Anyone ever have this problem and if so how does one overcome it?

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Interzone / Re: Creating a new religion
« on: June 02, 2013, 01:16:16 AM »
Christianity is pretty much dead, right?  Though, nothing has replaced it yet.

Even Apollo and Dionysis are dead by now. But they'll come back don't you worry.
Even God will be reborn, just got to be patient that's all.

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Interzone / Re: An important book
« on: June 02, 2013, 01:08:57 AM »
I plan to read Aldous Huxley - The Perennial Philosophy. Is it good, difficult to read? I find most philosophy goes way overboard for me.

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Interzone / Re: The student and the teacher.
« on: June 02, 2013, 01:03:28 AM »
From my own observations, just about every authentic religion or belief system has a middle-path as well as extremes on either side of that path. It originates in a specific ethno-cultural environment and though this isnít unchanging throughout the grand forces of time, forcing change will inevitably result in a conflict of extremes and worse situation for all involved (at least for the first couple of centuries).

As a practical example, just look at what a pushover Christianity has become. It is largely dead in the minds of most westerners. Meanwhile Islam ups the ante and makes the most of good situation.

At the heart of all unbalance stands Liberalism; the ultimate parasite and sado-masochist.

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Interzone / Re: Suicide
« on: June 02, 2013, 12:37:13 AM »
                           
                                  Sue is fine

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Interzone / Re: Karma.
« on: May 07, 2013, 01:13:45 AM »
I donít believe in karma or reincarnation, but I certainly donít doubt it exists either. One can be mystical or logical about this sort of thing (the accumulation of luck, or the lack of it, based on oneís actions and observations in this mortal life), and so long as you donít resort to absolutes, it can work for you. Not walking under ladders, not using hairspray while smoking in a slut-filled limo, or provoking dangerous insects, could be easier than most people realize.

I recognize that painting, where is it from? A book?

Perhaps you recognize the very idiosyncratic style of the artist

?

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Interzone / Re: Non-metal
« on: May 07, 2013, 12:49:53 AM »
Great! Piper is certianly arresting.
Are you suggesting that it is more profound than their more famous offerings?

Yes. And I'm pretty sure the Idiot-Savant diagnosis was specifically invented for people like Syd. Without him the band was basically just some talented musicians. A meaningless poem that pretends to have meaning. But I do like most of their stuff prior to Darkside of the Moon.

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Metal / Re: Reggay that is similar to metal and kraftwerk
« on: May 07, 2013, 12:38:23 AM »
Very interesting, but I personally canít feel much metal spirit or Kraftwerk influence in this piece.

I have been quite interested in the potential for electronic music of the broken beat or dubstep variety since hearing Beherit songs like Tribal Death or Temple of Lykos.

I just love the hypnotic, ritualistic atmosphere it creates coupled with that pulsating sense of motion found in all the Kraftwerk albums. I think it works by using pure rhythm to in some way de-emphasise rhythm and in turn create an ambience and spaciousness for (meta-)melody to evolve.

Also check out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0tbuZgjqJc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MR62N14H3Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzpS9n_zPuk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0gS30CSyQ8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWyRfqfEC2s




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Interzone / Re: the dream thread
« on: May 05, 2013, 01:05:01 AM »

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Interzone / Re: Suggestions
« on: May 05, 2013, 12:54:41 AM »
Come now, who can honestly say they haven't been Chairman Dave at some point (minus the cocksucking) ?

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Interzone / Re: Karma.
« on: May 05, 2013, 12:52:50 AM »

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Metal / Re: Decline of the high art of metal album covers
« on: May 05, 2013, 12:48:50 AM »
Weird observation: only two bands arguably held the flame of epic, ambient black metal over the last 10 or so years. But one always has shitty half-assed album covers, the other unfathomably tasteful.

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Metal / Re: Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49
« on: May 05, 2013, 12:43:23 AM »
Hails and much respect!

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