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Metal / Re: Conscious vs subconscious music appreciation
« on: December 17, 2012, 02:02:04 AM »
Aaron Copland made an interesting distinction between three types of listening . They are the sensuous, expressive and perceptive planes. The sensuous relates the interplay of sounds and timbre. The expressive to how it emotionally affects the listener and the perceptive to how music is built in order to function. The perceptive is said to be the hardest to master but it will bring a renewed appreciation and understanding of the entire listening process.

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Interzone / Re: Connecticut Shooting
« on: December 17, 2012, 01:26:05 AM »
No one gives a shit about a man's feelings until he picks up a gun.
now this is mostly due to the nature of humans HOWEVER men being raised on equality get the idea that the world gives a shit and then lash out if/when they learn the truth.

I don’t see human nature as instinctively self-centred. The traditional societies, being smaller and more tightly-knit at least make it possible (if not necessary) to love thy neighbour.

Equality is more of a political prop which in reality means nothing more than ‘individual pursuit of material wants’. People only lash out in a desperate attempt to reconcile this toxic, omnipresent world-of-shit-type realization with their true nature; the desire to love and be loved.

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Interzone / Re: Connecticut Shooting
« on: December 16, 2012, 01:51:15 AM »
... how most people will look at it.

Ostracize the perpetrator

blame non-root causes

repeat the process next time.

Cry like you mean it

Current trends indicate a ‘next time’

Does the process solve the problem?

Not if there’s a ‘next time’

Maybe it’s not a problem

“ok, we’ll do lunch some time”.

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Interzone / Can the world be changed?
« on: December 14, 2012, 03:14:24 AM »
If you believe in a cyclical view of history whereby collapse is the result of a naturally occurring process then you will say it cannot be done (or perhaps that it is not the issue). You realize regeneration can only occur after degeneration and collapse.

Though I understand this viewpoint and find it perfectly credible, I worry about how long this collapse will last and what sort of damage might occur in the process, especially with regards to the environment and large scale disintegration of various interconnected eco-systems. Not to mention human civilization.

I don’t want to come across as too apocalyptic, but even a worst-case scenario could fit into the concept of ‘slow collapse’. Even a completely dead planet could eventually regenerate long after human existence.

Meanwhile it is currently not a physical impossibility to turn things around (assuming they were thrown off course). The only thing preventing this is the current system which is mirrored by the opinions of those who hold power. Irreversible damage also prevents this.

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Interzone / Re: Police: Apple Product 'Life Threatening'
« on: December 14, 2012, 02:40:55 AM »
Nature wins over iFags.

1 nil

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Metal / Conscious vs subconscious music appreciation
« on: December 14, 2012, 01:25:28 AM »
Sometimes an album takes me on a journey and I am happily lost within it. Other times I’m more aware of what is going on structurally in order to evoke that sense of journey. I imagine these two states could also be perceived simultaneously or that the listener might drift between the two.

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Interzone / Re: Worthy of your time
« on: December 11, 2012, 07:29:11 PM »
That's exactly how I feel lost wanderer. Basically a totally normal guy ends up getting the thousand yard stare just from living in modern times.

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Interzone / Re: Favorite killer/serial killer
« on: December 11, 2012, 07:18:03 PM »
People are fascinated with serial killers because they are active participants in the big game of life, death, good, evil, insanity etc etc. In other words, the big unknowns. They make for good books and movie sales. And they make the average joe seem comparatively less screwed up.

Alternatively, and without malice, one could view them as cancer cells within the societal organism.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MameAk4FVo8

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Interzone / Re: Investor: billions to die over short time frame
« on: December 09, 2012, 08:47:31 PM »


...any yo boys seen dat mofukin P round here??

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Metal / DLA/Deathmetal.org publication
« on: December 05, 2012, 09:43:02 PM »
I’m not sure if this has come up before but it would be great if DLA/ Deathmetal.org ever publishes a book. All that really needs to be included are a few chapters on composition, genre-developments and the underlying philosophy as outlined on the site. The rest could be made up of reviews and therefore function partly as a reference book. It would certainly make for interesting reading (even to non-metal audiences) and be the first of its kind among other books about metal. Milking the fanatical love/hate reputation of ANUS could make it a best-seller.

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Interzone / Re: Greek Literature
« on: December 03, 2012, 02:14:30 AM »
I've got a copy of The Iliad and The Odyssey of Homer on my bookshelf. And will hopefully get around to reading them one day. It's just that I can't read very fast and already have about 20 other books on my 'to read before I die' list.

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Interzone / Re: Pop Music and Stupidity
« on: December 03, 2012, 02:08:17 AM »
...maybe your views will harden more with time.

This is sort of what happened with me. Later on I found that 'hardening up' actually allowed for a greater appreciation of music itself, which in turn led to a more diverse range and of a higher quality.

The hardness helps one to be soft, and the soft to be hard.

I also think it's important to distinguish between music the individual enjoys and music that should be exalted in the metal community.

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Metal / First metal album
« on: December 03, 2012, 01:01:55 AM »
The first ‘real’ album for me was Darkthrone – A Blaze in the Northern Sky. Before that I had some Deicide and middle era Emperor which had only residual elements of what I was after. I remember thinking A Blaze was so raw and pure that it almost seemed like an ancient language (as it turns out Black Metal was chronologically younger than Death Metal). The riffs, the drumming, the production seemed like a big mess and yet it flowed so naturally. The energy was overwhelming.

Its allure was such that I didn’t listen to much else for the next month or so, as nothing even came close. Plus I now needed to work up some pocket money for more albums  :)


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Metal / Re: Broccoli
« on: December 03, 2012, 12:42:08 AM »
I gazed at this for many moments before coming to a conclusion: Structurally, the many twisted ends repeating and resolving in the form of the broccoli flower are more reminiscent of Death Metal. 

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Metal / Re: Death metal riff types
« on: November 27, 2012, 10:46:58 PM »
Most riffs can be defined by their developmental relation to one and other; they provide either contrast or variation, and achieve it via repetition and non-repetition. The musician seems to know intuitively what is required.

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