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Metal / Re: Tangerine Dream
« Last post by Spinal on March 09, 2015, 04:16:16 PM »
Oh, I forgot one point in my latest rant. I guess one thing that would separate music from noise is not just timbre and melody, etc. but structure. It might sound ridicolous, but this came like a revelation for me when exploring ambient music. The same could of course be said of death metal or whatever kind of mudical genre.
Metal / Re: Tangerine Dream
« Last post by Spinal on March 09, 2015, 04:07:32 PM »
Also, I've gone through some Maeror Tri material, and while I probably haven't absorbed that much of it, I understand what you (aquarius) mentioned about the loss of the causual appeal of musical experiance in the case of ambient and drone music. It might be of benefit to question what can be classified as music and - the counterpart -noise. I'm sure this has already been done be theorists and/or critics, but I don't have a clue where to start, really.
Audiofile / Re: Requests/Report Dead Links
« Last post by Rotten Ralph on March 09, 2015, 01:55:59 PM »
The following has been ADDED recently (either because the links died or it was just missing):

Absurd - Facta Loquuntur
Amebix - No Sanctuary
Averse Sefira - Homecoming's march
Averse sefira - battle's clarion
Beherit - celebrate the dead EP
Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law
Darkthrone - Panzerfaust
Darkthrone - Total death
D.R.I. - Dirty Rotten LP
Fleshcrawl - As Blood Rains From the Sky... We Walk the Path of Endless Fire
Imprecation - Satanae Tenebris Infinita
Napalm Death - Fear, emptiness, despair
Napalm Death - Words from the exit wound
Pentagram - The Malefice
Pestilence - Spheres
Rotting Christ - passage to arcturo
Sammath - godless arrogance
Suffocation - breeding the spawn
Suffocation - despise the sun
Summoning - old mornings dawn
Metal / Re: Last distro news! Old death metal, old brutal death, grindcore...
« Last post by gabalgabow on March 08, 2015, 10:10:27 AM »
Last distro news:

ABYSSUS (Gre) Summon the dead Demo tape. Old styled death metal.

BEAST CONJURATOR (Mex) Born from the Darkest Entrails MCD. Old school death/ Thrashing death


C.H.U.D (Can) Tales from the C.H.U.D. MCDr. Goregrind/ Brutal death

CHURCH OF DISGUST (Usa) Invocation of putrid worship Demo tape. Death metal

CREACION Y MUERTE (Ecuador) Necrodeimos II MCD. Death metal


INCINERATOR (Hol) Human garbage Demo tape. Old styled death metal

INVINCIBLE FORCE (Chile) Satan rebellion metal Tape. Thrash metal

LEGIO OCCULTA (Swe) The cross turned upside down Demo tape. Swedish death metal

MANDATORY (Ger) Ripped from the tomb CD. Swedish death metal

MORBID FLESH (Spa) Reborn in death CD. Old styled death metal

PRAISE THE FLAME (Chile) Profane cult Demo tape. Death metal

SAATTOVÄKI (Fin) Cryptborn creation Demo tape. Death metal with grindcore influences

SHAMBLES (Thailand) Black candles magnetic doom Demo tape. Dark death metal

TRIOXIN 245 (Can) The Experiment CD. Crustcore/ Dbeat

Metal / --
« Last post by wwr on March 07, 2015, 11:45:55 PM »
GRAVELAND Creed of Iron CD
GRIMFAUG Rex Draconis Tape
NOITUUS Blasphemy Rituals Tape
VORDR Vordr Promo '03 Tape
Metal / Re: Tangerine Dream
« Last post by Spinal on March 06, 2015, 09:10:49 AM »
I saw that the Coil-album is now up in the audiofile section, thanks. I'm familiar with BEHERIT, especially Drawing Down The Moon and Electric Doom Synthesis, but not with the Shamaani stuff. I'll try to squeeze that one into my weekly playlist as well.

Regarding the accidental discovery of droning techniques, it seems like the pioneers of electronic ambient music had a high degree of inventivness when it came to trying out new techniques and ways of composition. Judging from the liner notes to TD's Virgin records they used a LOT of equipment, but when they couldn't get what they wanted out of existing musical tools, they created them themselves (atleast that's what I've gathered from the album sleeves) to suit their needs and visions.

Getting back to the original post (I wonder if the topic creator is still around, guess not). Listening to Phaedra in the last couple of weeks has just strenghtened my opinion that it isn't at all whimsical or easy listening. Like other ambient stuff from Brian Eno to this day, this kind of music fits the needs of different listeners (well, I couldn't think of another way to express this stance). If you are receptive to Phaedra, it WILL bring out all kinds of reactions/visions. It is absolutely obscure at some moments, but it is also evocative and majestic.
Arguments pro or against this stance are welcome!
Metal / Re: OSSUAIRE (France) Tape out now! Old school death
« Last post by gabalgabow on March 04, 2015, 05:07:18 PM »

The time has come to open its doors,
and to one more time penetrate the ossuary.

This tape of coagulated medieval blood has received more numerous good reviews!
You are able to travel through the words by following these links:


ZWAREMETAL Webzine (Belgium):

METAL LIBRARY Webzine (Russia):

DEATH METAL.ORG Webzine (Usa):

KAOSGUARDS Webzine (France):

Those who need to learn more about the band can inspect an interview with Olaf I conducted in 2006, quite shortly after the initial release of the recording:

The cassette is still available for the rustic price of 2.50 Euros + postage:

Pile the bones,
Spume the blood,

Audiofile / Coil
« Last post by aquarius on March 03, 2015, 02:31:30 AM »
Oddball stuff able to be appreciated by about 1% of the 1%.
May appeal to fans Suuri Shamaani, Neptune Towers and Maeror Tri.

Coil - Time Machines (1998, Mega)
Metal / Re: Tangerine Dream
« Last post by aquarius on March 03, 2015, 02:09:18 AM »
I've been trying to find the Coil album. Is it the one where they call themselves TIME MACHINES as well? It's from 1998.

Yeah, that's the one. I think they used an alternate name because it was such a different project to the regular Coil material. I don't know if it has much baring on metal but it is at least held in some esteem by a select few. If you are familiar with Beherit at all, then it is worth noting that Marko later went on to start an ambient/drone project called Suuri Shamaani which is fantastic. Perhaps that project represents to something like Time Machines what Neptune Towers does to Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze.

By the way, how did you mean when you wrote that TD/Schulze discovered the technique in question by accident?

I suppose it isn't fair to say 'by accident', but that the 'drone' sound they momentarily stumbled upon was not really a major part of what they were trying to achieve with the rest of their works, nor was it an obvious direct influence on later artists working in this style. But there is actually much that could be extracted from these albums and used to great effect within modern incarnations of the genre (as a lot of it can get fairly bland and lifeless). For example, Klaus Schulze has this remarkable ability to steadily build up and maintain this sense of motion or momentum until it collapses under the sheer power and weight of itself. While Tangerine Dream - Zeit is more notable for the extreme sparseness and mysteriousness it conveys.
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