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Metal / Re: Tangerine Dream
« Last post by Spinal on February 27, 2015, 08:56:14 AM »
I'm not familiar with the entire TD output (well, who is?). I've got a 3CD collection of their Virgin albums, reaching from Phaedra up to Cyclone. From what I gathered, this covers their most praised albums, with the exception of Cyclone which seems to seen as a 70s lowmark for the band. I've tried out their earlier stuff also, but it didn't do much for me. While the Phaedra-Rubycon-Richocet triptyk seem to be somewhat above criticism, I really enjoy Stratosfear as well. When it comes to Cyclone.... Bent Cold Sildwalk is a nice little tune, but the rest is progrock going nowhere. Did they do anything more in this vein? How wonderful it would be to see this band doing something more thought-through in the progrock-style! Or, maybe not.
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Metal / Re: Tangerine Dream
« Last post by aquarius on February 27, 2015, 07:45:18 AM »
I suppose instruments of melody can take on a percussive effect at times just like percussive instruments can be tuned a certain way to create certain pitches (depending on a given composition, this could at times lend itself to melody).

Of course when it comes to electronic music this is even more the case, as the medium itself is all about manipulating what sounds real, and hence being better suited to 'otherworldly' type music than the replication of acoustic sound. But really, it all depends.

As for Stratosphere, well it's got a fair bit more of that murky, billowy, cosmic atmosphere stripped away than previous albums. I do still like it (as I remember) but haven't visited in the longest of times. Yes, looping and sequences became more pronounced, conveying the ever-familiar effect of audible momentum/movement while at other times suddenly giving rise to expansive senses of distance (which could further give rise to one's foot reaching at non-existent brake-pedals). Cover design and artwork is among some of the most creative I have seen. While to it's detriment, synths starting taking on that cheesy proto-80s aesthetic a bit.

I suppose, on the whole it could be said that it's the obvious point at which they changed directions (most will say for the worst) while still retaining enough artistic integrity for it to be a good album.

(insert two cent coin)
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Metal / Re: Percussion
« Last post by aquarius on February 27, 2015, 05:42:02 AM »
Definitely one of my favourite drum performances.
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Metal / Re: OrthodoxBlackMetal webzine
« Last post by Mpastardos on February 26, 2015, 03:10:52 PM »
The first work that i listen and review from Costa Rica is the EP of Ordo Caper released in 2012, "Haspu (EP 2012)". You can check it online.

English http://www.orthodoxblackmetal.com/ordocader-haspuep2012.php

Greek http://www.orthodoxblackmetal.com/ordocader-haspuep2012gv.php

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Metal / Re: Tangerine Dream
« Last post by Spinal on February 26, 2015, 03:08:21 PM »
Good points... I have a question about Stratosfear. When revisiting this album the other day it made me think about the percussive elements I mentioned earlieR. The rhythm elements, are they not melodies? It's like TD uses the  melodies with more of a looped and "forceful" character as rhythm. Maybe this is obvius (or plainly wrong), but atleast it made me think.
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Metal / Re: Tangerine Dream
« Last post by aquarius on February 25, 2015, 10:42:43 AM »
I dare say, you are not wrong Spinal! From around the point of creating Phaedra and onwards for a few albums they achieved a synergy of these two directions i.e. semi-narrative type structure and droning obscure atmospheric sound-textures such as can be found on an album like Zeit.

But whereas in metal riffing this takes the form of a jigsaw puzzle, Tangerine Dream employ their narrative moreso like a collage or painting in the style of impressionism i.e. somewhat still abstracted by atmosphere. And the moments of intensity are indeed there for those whom develop the perceptual ear (perhaps more readily identifiable to listeners of black metal than death metal, again because of the emphasis on manipulating atmosphere).
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Metal / Re: Tangerine Dream
« Last post by Spinal on February 24, 2015, 10:45:36 AM »
I must disargree here, atleast in the Rubycon case. I think it is very well structured and progresses in a thought-through way, just like the best death and black metal. If you look at the Stratosfear album it is even more "forceful-sounding" with its distinctive melodies and percussion. Or am I wrong?
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Metal / Re: Last distro news! Old death metal, old brutal death, grindcore...
« Last post by gabalgabow on February 22, 2015, 08:50:43 AM »
22/02/2015:
Last distro news:

-AMPUTATION (Nor) Slaughtered & mutilated (Demo 89 + 90). Tape. Thrashing death metal
-BUTCHER ABC (Jap) Butchered at birthday MCD. Goregrind/ Gore death
-CREATIVE WASTE (Saudi arabia) Cruely beyond conception MCD. Grindcore/ Death grind
-DEAD CRIMINAL (Indonesia) The last destination MCD. Brutal death
-DEATH STRIKE (Usa) Fuckin' death Tape. Old death/ Thrash death
-DISMEMBERED FETUS (Usa) Generation of hate/ Mutilated god CD. Grindcore/ Powerviolence
-DOOMENTOR (Ger) Doomentor Demo tape. Something like death doom with dark influences.
-DYING EMBRACE (India)/ DUSK (Pakistan) Split CD. Death doom
-Ê (Fra) Kherubim CD. Death black with atmospheric and oriental influences.
-GENOCIDE SHRINES (Sri Lanka) Devanation monumentemples MCD. Black death like early Archgoat.
-GRAVEYARD (Spa) The seagrave Tape. Swedish style death metal
-HORRIFIED (Uk) Carcinogenic feasting MCD. Death metal
-MORBO (Ita) Addiction to musical dissection Tape. Old death metal influenced by Autopsy.
-MUCUS (Bel) In fucking anarchy of baraki Demo tape. Grindcore
-SATHANAS (Usa)/ NIHILIST (Swe) Split. Death metal. Bootleg live 1988 for both.
-THE FOG (Ger) Void nexus Demo tape. Death doom

-Fanzine: GRINDED INTO SLUDGE (Spa) #1: Sakatat, Roskopp, Plf, Lycanthrophy, Massgrav, Grime, Dead instrument, Primitive man, Gets worse, The downgoing... + Reviews, articles. Grind zine. 50 pages. A5. In english. 2014.

http://nihilisticdistro.tictail.com/products/last-news
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Metal / Re: OSSUAIRE (France) Tape out now! Old school death
« Last post by gabalgabow on February 20, 2015, 04:44:59 PM »
Hello,

Good morbid news! 101 copies of the OSSUAIRE tape have now invaded the underground!
Don't be a desperate clandestine corpse and order a copy from this piece of Pure Fucking Death!
https://nihilisticholocaustrecs.bandcamp.com


Also three good reviews of this morbid tape have appeared:

ZOMBIE RITUAL Blog:
https://zombieritualzine.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/ossuaire-le-troubadour-necrophageophile-review

CHURCH OF NOWHERE Webzine:
http://churchofnowhere.com/369-chronique-musique/death-metal/24713-ossuaire-le-troubadour-necrophageophile.html

NO NOISE NO GOOD Zine:
Une réédition de chez NIHILISTIC HOLOCAUST de toute beauté vient de voir le jour ! Il s’agit de la démo d’OSSUAIRE, un groupe francais de death brutal qui avait sorti cette démo en 2005. Pas de seconde jeunesse pour cette démo, ce n’est juste qu’une réédition sans rien de plus.
Pour ma part ça me suffit largement car parfois les rééditions se voient affublées d’un tas de merde dispensable en bonus.
Musicalement c’est sauvage et totalement bien branlé, a un tel point que j’ai monté le son de mes enceintes jusqu’à un niveau quasiment déraisonnable.. Pour les voisins.. Paix à leurs amés édentées et déjà séniles que seules les couches adultes sauvent de la déchéances. Non j’aime bien mes voisins !
L'Eveil des Morts (Intro), Le Troubadour Necrophagéophile, Le Fléau, Necrofistum Prima Nocte,Trolla Infectum Phallus sont les titres qui garnissent cette démo quasiment indispensable tellement elle est sale et intéressante musicalement. Des démos comme ça j’en veux tous les jours. Tout est underground et pourtant le chant est démentiel sur chacun des titres. Il me fait penser à Chris Reifert, dans son approche crade. D’ailleurs la musique c’est un peu du Autopsy gorgé de testostérone.
Ossuraire c’est bien, c’est bon et c’est surtout très éfficace. Alors si vous aimez les effluves de
putréfaction, ou les gaz émanant d’un cadavre bleui par la décomposition, cette démo ne peut que vous ravir. Par contre si vous aimez la musique bien léchée, c’est aussi pour vous ,car je suis sûr que vous tirerez un plaisir honteux à écouter cette zik efficacement cradingue.

Trades possible against other cassette releases.
Write here: gabsk(a)wanadoo.fr

Greetings.
Gabriel
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Metal / Terrestrial (Technical Death w/Remington from Jungle Rot)
« Last post by dontrushurshot on February 18, 2015, 08:03:17 PM »
Technical Death Metal done in an organic style.  For fans of Lykathea Aflame, Sarpanitum, Seance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBRYW903EFk
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