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Metal / Re: Autechre
« on: June 09, 2012, 08:05:14 PM »
Funnily enough, I recently sold a bunch of cds including some Autechre cds to a local cd recyclers and the guys had to ask "what's wrong dude, don't you like autechre anymore?". I said I'd grown out of it, but I think what I really meant was that they're okey and have a few great tracks amidst a sea of flotsam. But on the whole they're just another warp records product; quirky, nerdy, cerebral, smug and pointless. With AFX you don't really need to go past his first couple of eps (all can be found on the 'classics' cd) and selected ambient works II, it is the opposite of what his music later became; ego-driven.

Interzone / Listen up all you primitive screwheads
« on: June 02, 2012, 07:20:38 PM »
On the one hand it's 2013, or so it would seem, and the world is getting more and more off track.

On the other hand I get glimpses of a beauty to be found in the earth that seems to transcend (the) time (of this world).

On the one hand it's good to be natural and spontaneous, and strive to achieve results within a timeframe, lest it becomes too late.

On the other hand one should take the time to make a result last forever.

Interzone / Re: Post-Modernism
« on: May 30, 2012, 08:05:28 PM »
He's a smart guy that paints a very vivid picture of reality, but it is not the only picture. He also seems to have an underlying cynical/pessimistic worldview and is preoccupied with suicide from a long way back but he's a interesting case nonetheless.

Has anyone read 'Infinite Jest' and is it worth looking into?

Metal / Re: Biases and music appreciation
« on: May 30, 2012, 08:03:52 PM »
What do you mean 'biased' in what music you listen to.

It is simply what we like and gravitate towards as Moringotto illustrates. Other examples might be the prejudices inherent in listeners of 19th century music to modernism or classical to jazz, which some might argue is narrow-minded and could negate any potential enjoyment from the onset. But in the end it gets to the point where being 'open-minded' or unbiased is a bias in itself, and people might fail to see that either appoach is not without some benefits.

Everyone is 'biased' in so much as the sort of music they like refelcts their place in the world, not some 'right choice'.

That's agreeable enough but it kind of affirms an argument for the subject value of music.

Metal / Biases and music appreciation
« on: May 27, 2012, 08:57:23 PM »
To what extent are you biased in what music you decide to enjoy and furthermore what you even decide to listen to at all. Myself I don't see a problem with it so long as one admits that that is what it is. In terms of recommendations I must say I probably would be open to something that most members here praise and wouldn't bother with something they condemn (or any further Burzum albums regardless) but during the listening process itself I am usually trying to keep my mind free from external or pre-conceived ideas, and just go with whether or not it conjures those deep feelings that first set me on this journey.

In my earlier days I was certainly more naive towards deciding what to listen to, which in a world of populist rabble is not good as I tended to collect a bit of everything, but it makes me glad to think that even back then not just everything was truly enjoyed.

Metal / Re: New BEHERIT release?
« on: May 17, 2012, 06:37:58 PM »
I just received this earlier today and it's pretty good. Celebrate the Dead sounds a bit goofy but Demon Advance is probably better than the album version. Essentially this is ambient music blueprints played out on metal intruments.

Yes this seems like a big money spinner as there's nothing wrong with the original production. I also much prefer Facta Loquuntor for some reason.

Also what are your opinions on Maniac Butcher?

Metal / Buying CDs
« on: May 03, 2012, 07:18:59 AM »
Do you feel somewhat obliged to buy an original copy if you enjoy the preliminary cdr of leaked files enough? I generally do, even if I think the music is of primary importance, it is more a matter of screening for quality in an age of decline for metal music. Is that the same as believing you owe the artist money for it?

Metal / Re: Best death metal
« on: May 03, 2012, 07:01:24 AM »
Carcass Symphonies of Sickness !!!

That was a definite favourite of mine back in the school days, otherwise I find grindcore boring as all hell and I get ample amount of it in swedish death metal anyway.

Metal / Re: The question is
« on: May 03, 2012, 06:55:00 AM »
Definitely, there are a lot of very talented people here and I'm sure they would succeed one day. Perhaps there are past members here that already have.

Interzone / Re: Ugly women
« on: April 27, 2012, 09:07:49 PM »
As far as I can tell men can be every bit as worthless as the worst possible females so I never get caught up in these men vs women attitudes.

Metal / Re: Alternate paths
« on: April 22, 2012, 06:40:20 PM »
To a guy like Holocausto, Samael is probably better than Immortal.
It's ok to be ok with that, so long as you don't resort to "it's all relative".

Metal / Re: Vinyl
« on: April 22, 2012, 06:32:27 PM »
In summation: anyone who says, with authority "vinyl (or CDs) are better" that person is not looking at all the issues involved.

I can see the advantages of both.

For vinyl, I love the raw sound and to a lesser extent, the ritual aspect.

Mind you, I think it's only worth getting the original pressing. There is a difference.

For cds, well they're easier. Ideal for walking in the woods or fields with 'discman'.

And while drive, drive, driving on the autobahn :)

Metal / Re: post-black metal
« on: April 22, 2012, 06:15:16 PM »
The biggest problem with these dudes is that they're light years BEHIND heavy metal's culture and they can't even see how dumb it looks to Hessians at large.

Agreed, I often think of how this wasn't even an issue during the golden age of metal where we had maybe 5% of trendies vs 95% dedicated metal fanatics, and now it's the other way around. 'Post-black metal' having evolved out of that 5%.

Metal / Re: Eric Hoffman to sodomize Glen Benton and Steve Asheim
« on: April 19, 2012, 07:34:57 PM »
This band always reeked of personality disorder problems. Anyway their music has sucked since Once Upon the Cross onwards, but if it's true that the Hoffman brothers didn't write much of the material from that time I will be curious to hear the new AMON project which Eric has described as sounding like 'Legion on steroids', go figure.

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