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I listen to music. A lot of music. I do chemistry. Slightly less frequently than I listen to music. I slack on KYM. When I’m not doing chemistry.
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Sep 29, 2012 at 08:43PM EDT+1
Sorry about the delay, again… :/
Shapeshifter was what got to me this time… I promise to stop saying this, but they are my favorite thus far. The easygoing piano, and the smooth feel of it all… Glorious, I dare say.
(Also, the minecraft song remix was awesome… I wish Notch would put something like that in the game…)
For today, I have but three songs:
Massive Attack- Teardrop (you might recognize it as the House MD theme)
Remixed version of (Gorillaz’s cover of) The xx’s Crystalised
Savages- Forgive Me
Sep 29, 2012 at 01:59PM EDT0
btw also i cant seem to find any + button under any avatar
Sep 29, 2012 at 11:24AM EDT+1
Promise to never post autoplaying videos in the comments every again, besides my profile
Sep 27, 2012 at 10:50PM EDT+1
Dangit- I typed out a message with all this feedback on the songs this morning, but I guess I closed the browser before it submitted… Suffice to say, if you have anything else the caliber of Utah Jazz, Apex, and BCee, lay it on me!
(Oh, and in honor of Wax Tailor dropping a new music video today, all these songs will be done by French composers!)
Wax Tailor- Time To Go
Little People- Moon
Shine- Ceux Qui Partent (Her voice is slightly detracting in the beginning of this song, but I like it)
Guts- Come Closer
Sep 26, 2012 at 03:49PM EDT+1
Wow, messed up that HTML :/
Trains by Porcupine Tree
3055 by Olafur Arnalds.
Sorry about that :/
Sep 26, 2012 at 03:47PM EDT+1
Ok, so I slept in. The important thing is I’m here now, right?
Today, I bring to you 4 songs for your consideration.
Zero 7’s In The Waiting Line, which was my profile song for a good week or so. It’s their best track in my opinion.
First Snow by Emancipator. I promise to not throw too much of the same artist at you, but he’s my favorite composer by far.
Here’s the part where I start to step away from trip hop… These songs aren’t of the same genre, but they’re still mellow.
Trains (the ambient version) by Porcupine Tree. Porcupine Tree is a progrock/progmetal band, but a lot of their stuff is quite mellow with a punch.
Sep 26, 2012 at 12:27AM EDT+1
And apparently I can write on your wall just fine with a mobile device… Or maybe whatever else was causing the problem has cleared? Either way, expect more music in the morning!
Sep 26, 2012 at 12:24AM EDT+1
Consumed and Broken are the best songs you’ve sent me so far, to me… I absolutely loved them, and Sunked was a close third (though that may be due to my love of stop-motion :P), but those two, man… I’m very glad we’re buddies because you’re definitely getting me hooked on DnB!
Sep 25, 2012 at 09:09PM EDT+1
Just gonna leave this here….
Sep 25, 2012 at 08:55PM EDT+1
Ah, then my apologies for the inconvenience and walking you through a genre you hate. At the very least, you have an idea of what I listen to and what I like. I don’t normally like contemporary Christian or indie rock, but I do like this album a lot. In any case, thanks for listening to all of the songs.
As for your final selection, it sorta washed over me as the song progressed. I wasn’t really expecting vocals, and the percussion had a different sound than what I had expected. I’m trying to think about the jazz influence there, but I’d say that it was very subtle. I’d call the vocals soulful with perhaps a touch of rasp. I wonder if I should begin themes or “challenges” in the Music Buddies thread. I think we got started a little early, so I think everyone else should post their final songs tomorrow. I’d like to take a couple of days before seeing if people are interested in continuing with new partners or presenting new ideas.
Sep 25, 2012 at 06:57PM EDT0
Actually, had I given it more thought, then I might have posted something from Keane since they’re better known for “piano rock.” But that’s very much mainstream.
Sep 25, 2012 at 06:54PM EDT+1
I thought about “What do I have that opspe might like but is still somewhat mainstream?”
INDIE ROCK OF COURSE.
I was going to cheat here and just hit you with the “last” track of the Mae (Multi-sensory Aesthetic Experience) Everglow album, The Sun and the Moon, because it’s over 7:00 (I really like the song…4:28 on is a simple, repetitive progression, but it builds and builds and builds.) But in the case you really like the music, I didn’t want you to listen to it outside of the context of the rest of the album.
With “context” in mind, I figured I should start with the first track.
I haven’t heard a lot of albums all of the way through, but I have heard quite a bit of music. In terms of carrying me through an experience of emotions (granted, I was piecing a story together in my head while listening to it, so that probably helps), this is, by far, the best album I have heard. (It was also marketed as a contemporary Christian album and hit number 1 in those charts, so a bit of a trollface there, but I didn’t even know that until I looked it up on Wikipedia. But keep that in mind if you’d rather not chance hearing a song with religious undertones.)
Sep 25, 2012 at 02:04PM EDT+1
Well, I would be doing you a disservice to not start off with my favorite genre- trip hop. It’s a slow form of electronica that focuses on ambiance and earlier hiphop-style drums… It’s usually pretty experimental, so you’ll find quite a few variances between artists. (I’ll cite Warm Sound by Zero7‘s smooth, artificial, and laid-back feel to Little People’s Start Shootin’ which possesses a more organic sound coupled with a more upbeat drum and bass line.)
Those are great songs, but for my actual exchange I think I’ll share the song that got me hooked on the genre:
Soon It Will Be Cold Enough To Build Fires by Emancipator. Its fantastic sampling, heavy beats, and easy feel is just the equation to sucker me into enjoying it. I’ll refrain from hyping it too much, but it’s one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy it as well!
Sep 25, 2012 at 01:36AM EDT+1
Well, the progressions I recognize as being jazz-influenced. As for the female vocal, it seems as if she could very easily bounce into a bit of some scatting during her flourishes. So yeah, the hip-hop is obvious, but I’d say the jazz is slightly more evident that subtle. It fits/is made to fit.
And after looking up the closest translation for sencillo, I think that’s certainly one of the attributes about my tastes. I appreciate simplicity in music sometimes, which attracts me to a lot of contemporary, mainstream music. I have more complex tastes as well, but I find that some commonly used progressions and riffs are generally pleasing to my ear.
Sep 25, 2012 at 12:30AM EDT+2
Verbs did not lie- I am indeed a fan of music. I fancy myself a musician as well, but I’m not quite up to snuff so to speak…
We can discuss music and exchange, if you so desire… I’m always up for a music exchange, especially since Verbosey said you’re into DnB (a genre I’ve never tried, but have heard good things about) and jazz (a guilty pleasure of mine). I would love to be “music buddies” with you, if you’d have me!
Sep 24, 2012 at 11:15PM EDT+1
Well, like I promised, Blues Traveler. It’s almost 20 years old, but you may have heard it before. Anyway, I really like Blues Traveler (just like any band,) based mostly upon the music. If there’s neat progressions, some really virtuoso playing or singing, and a pleasant melody, then I’m probably Hooked.
Actually, if you can make out the lyrics, that’s actually what the song is about.
It doesn’t matter what I say, As long as I sing with inflection That makes you feel that I’ll convey Some inner truth of vast reflection.
But I’ve said nothing so far, And I can keep it up as long as it takes. And it don’t matter who you are: If I’m doing my job, it’s your resolve that breaks,
Because the hook brings you back…
I find it to mean that the composition of the music is what makes the song catchy, especially the chorus or the “hook.” I just showed you "Pachebel’s Rant, so you heard this song in there, but it only serves to emphasize the potentially self-depreciating point.
Sep 23, 2012 at 11:17PM EDT0
If I actually didn’t type out my posts like an essay, what with the jumping around and on the fly editing, or if I at least made an effort to check them for comprehension, then I’d probably see that I repeat a lot the words I use.
Sep 23, 2012 at 11:16PM EDT+1
As for your tune, I was trying to figure out a chiptune to let you hear. It’s kinda hard to actually find something that might best exemplify all of my tastes and preferences for a style or genre.
Quick story. I came to learn about chiptune when listening to different versions of Chocolate Rain and Never Gonna Give You Up. One guy named Kita Keru (and other names) made an 8-bit version of Astley’s hit, and Coda (named Coda at the time) made a chippy cover of Chocolate Rain. I found a link to his profile on a website called 8bitcollective, and found a ton of his other music. After listening to ALL of his songs there, I floated around listening and downloading artists music, including names like sylcmyk, smh, beek, and Joule (artist above.) This is one of the first songs I heard from him.
Train of Thought would be my favorite though.
I’ll probably hit up something more recent and something from the 90’s for the last two songs. No clue what genres though. Expect Blues Traveler though.
Sep 23, 2012 at 11:08PM EDT+1
The subgenre name sorta fits, I guess. But anything resembling a breakbeat almost makes the song anything but relaxing for me. That isn’t to say that I’m wanting to fight bears or anything either.
The vocals about halfway through was a change of pace for the song itself, but it fit right in. I also find it odd in (what I guess is Drum and Bass here) how much the song changes as soon as you take out the percussion. When the drums weren’t present, the song really became more relaxing, but I was anticipating the percussion to come back in. That made me want to fight bears.
Sep 23, 2012 at 10:33PM EDT0
I saw and read your post
And i dont know why, but i didnt want it on my wall
also, how do you give karma?
Sep 23, 2012 at 04:30PM EDT0
Sorry about that, I promise it will not happen again.
Sep 23, 2012 at 12:48AM EDT0
Ah, perdon! No sabia de eso! Ehehe.
Sep 23, 2012 at 12:32AM EDT0
French lends itself really well to rap, especially when the style is less percussive like it is here. It’s actually got a lot of older R&B elements with the presence of the background singers and their voices. I was expecting a different sort of song going by the intro.
Sep 23, 2012 at 12:05AM EDT0
Sep 22, 2012 at 10:52PM EDT0
Pa’que tu lo sepas!
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