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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:10 pm

Poets of the Fall - Lift
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:28 pm

bthylafh wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM8dCGIm6yc

Mongolian biker folk metal.

My wife was showing me that video just the other day. They get extra points for the band name. :lol:
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:44 pm

Soften The Glare - Making Faces (2017)

Damn, I completely missed this when it originally came out about a year ago.

Funky jazzy instrumental prog rock. I'm only halfway through my first listen, but I think I'm having an eargasm. This is some good sh*t!

Bass is very high in the mix, but it works, since the bass player is amazing (from the "play the bass like it is a lead instrument" school), in the vein of Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, Les Claypool, Jonas Hellborg, Jaco, etc.

Lozaga has always straddled the rock/jazz line. I hear hints of Holdsworth, Fripp, and Torn (David) in his playing, but by no means derivative... they're all just influences he's stirred in his pot. Always interesting, always evolving (that's why he's one of my favorite guitarists).

The drummer's pretty damn good too.

This gets a big thumbs up from me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fonDsCqxxT0
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:00 pm

bthylafh wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM8dCGIm6yc

Mongolian biker folk metal.


This gets all the yes I can give. This makes me want to find some Native American folk metal bands.
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Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:21 pm

Back on an Oceans of Slumber kick. I read a lot of people comment that this band is a female led version of Opeth but I find that a bit shallow of a comparison. That is to take nothing away from OoS, I just think they build a lot of sound stage mostly through dynamics where Opeth uses a lot of varying techniques including tempo/keychanges, mulittraking, strings and wind instruments. OoS does not share Opeth's vein for prog. That said, their ability to seamlessly transition between heavy death-metal riffs and melodic ballads are straight from Akerfelts playbook.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eTq2WiAbBI
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:05 pm

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Do you remember this version?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNc7VdD-ink

Kidding aside, this is one of my favorite arrangements of that piece:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cst9lV5PPg

https://youtu.be/8kHceC3PSjQ?t=80
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Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:02 pm

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:38 am

Spoke Of Shadows - (self-titled) (2014)

Retro instrumental prog rock. Feels a bit King-Crimson-ish in spots, but also has moments reminiscent of Djam Karet in their quieter moments (which isn't entirely surprising given that it was released on DK's indie Firepool Records label).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UtX3SL ... 5rQ5LsIXF6

@Captain Ned - I think it has been a few weeks (months?) since I convinced you to spend money on CDs. At least these guys only have two albums out, so your credit card balance is (relatively) safe! :lol:
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:45 pm

Single and video released today: Torul - Ausverkauft

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbjk1Pgt4rg

They're a band out of Slovenia (just south of Austria)
From what I gather on the video credits they are doing most of the production themselves. Nice visuals/drone footage of the countryside.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:33 am

Geno White - Rear View Forward (2014)

Collection of enjoyable instrumental jazz/blues/rock jams.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq41Ks6 ... vUuiRJPiDs
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:32 pm

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Poets of the Fall - Lift
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That's how I found them, too. Max Payne 2 had Late Goodbye in the credits, too. And of course War was featured in Alan Wake. The video for the song is totally based on the game. They were also a fictional band "Old Gods of Asgard" in Alan Wake. They seem to be pretty connected to Remedy.

Every one of their albums up through Twilight Theater is great. Temple of Thought had a couple decent songs. After that, their stuff has really fallen flat for me.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:02 am

Avantasia - Ghostlights! Awesome power metal :)
 
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:42 am

Discovered a new Genre the other day - Trance Metal. I am not sure if it is a real genre or just something this band uses for themselves since they are the only band I have ever seen that uses that title.

Anyways, the band is called Rage of Light, and the lead singer Melissa Bonny is absolutely breathtaking in so many ways.
They only have one album plus a handful of singles. In addition they seem to do a lot of very interesting but surprisingly well done covers. Their cover of Lady Gaga's Judas is my favorite.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:06 am

Listening to some old-school Children of Bodom. Don't like anything after 'Are You Dead Yet?', but their old catalogue is top notch stuff.
 
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