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Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 2:30 am
by Dr_Chimera

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:27 pm
by Retarder S


Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:40 pm
by Retarder S

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:47 pm
by Retarder S


Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:26 am
by Retarder S

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:13 pm
by Slick Nick
you can always count on Jay


Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:34 am
by Retarder S
1:30
2:28

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Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:27 pm
by Slick Nick
Retarder S wrote:1:30
2:28


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Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:43 pm
by Retarder S

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:21 pm
by Retarder S

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Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:04 pm
by Retarder S

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:20 am
by Retarder S
My favorite album of the year.








Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:55 am
by Slick Nick

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:24 pm
by Retarder S

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:13 am
by Retarder S

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:04 pm
by Retarder S


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Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:43 pm
by Retarder S


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Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:21 am
by Retarder S
If Grimes had better melodies:


Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:19 pm
by Dog
String quartets is where it's at, you idiots.

Caught this in concert this week and was absolutely floored by the third movement (starts at 21:30). Read up on it afterwards. It was composed by Beethoven in a time of illness, near death. The movement has 5 parts. Slow-fast-slow-fast-slow (the last one is mixed, really), meant to represent cycles of illness (slow) and regaining of strenght (fast). It's a very simple piece, but ala Beethoven it searches relentlessly for understanding of the essence of a thing. Mathematically simple and perfect, five beat prelude followed by 8 beat subject...repeated and developed....distilled down to a one beat "essence" by the last segment. The impact and message is in the changes of tempo. The slow segments are so incredibly slow that the themes become almost imperceptible. It gives the impression of timeless vastness. This is what caught me when I listened to it live. Didn't know about the illness cycle it was written in or about, but the slow, contemplative, utterly peaceful quality of it is mesmorizing. Time slowed to a state where things seem intemporal, where you'll notice the slightest of changes of state but almost from an impersonal viewpoint.

My own take is that his representation of illness and death is one of slowing down to a "universe like" quality of intemporalism. Nothing is sad or mournful in here, just calm, peaceful and contemplative. The faster return to health passages marry so well into the movement (even if the tempo is radically different) -it presents life as a continuum of the slower intemporal state. The last section, is slow perhaps highlighting the inevitability of death but it really is mixed with themes and dissonances from the faster segments. Both states seem to marry into each other, they cohabit -both coexisting facets of reality.

Superb, hauting piece.

The whole quartet is below, but the 3rd movement I reference above is from 21:30 to 39:30.


Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:18 pm
by Retarder S
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Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:59 pm
by Dog
You kids aren't into chamber music? Fine. Here's Britten's violin concerto to "rock it up", as you kids say.


Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:08 pm
by Dog
If any of you idiots are interested in Britten, this is his War Requiem. The piece that originally got me interested in him. It was composed for the dedication of the Coventry cathedral following WWII (Coventry having been heavily bombed, as you all know). Britten was a pacifist and a conscientious objector to war. The piece is devoid of any trace of nationalism -it speaks directly to the "pity of war" (as he puts it, meaning more the "absurdity" of war). The piece is fairly dissonant, with alot of unresolved melodies giving it a consistent feeling of unease. It is not meant to be beautiful, it is meant to make you uncomfortable. It incorporates several poignant anti-war poems by Wilfred Owen, a soldier who died in battle in WWI. The poems are used as dissonant and often cynical counter-points to the traditional requiem mass hymns. The piece is chuck full of hidden meanings and references, if any of you are interested, this site has great detailled analysis: http://www.warrequiem.org


Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:36 am
by Retarder S
I've never been into classical. I was really into Chilly Gonzalez's quartett album "Chambers" last year. If you want to listen to beautiful string arrangements with instant gratification I recommend it. He's also really fun live.


Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:49 am
by Dog
Retarder S wrote:I've never been into classical. I was really into Chilly Gonzalez's quartett album "Chambers" last year. If you want to listen to beautiful string arrangements with instant gratification I recommend it. He's also really fun live.



That was enjoyable. Sounds like minimalism (the style) and reminded me of stuff I have in my library from Glass, Einaudi, Melnyk and others. Sounds chill.

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:54 am
by Dog
The "instant gratification" piece that was my gateway drug to classical was this borderline piece between jazz and classical I caught one day. Really liked the way a rather simple and beautiful melody was transformed/broken down/hidden/came back throughout the piece and the ability that presented to convey messages on an emotional level. Still find the piece really cool.


Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:28 pm
by Retarder S
Dog wrote:The "instant gratification" piece that was my gateway drug to classical was this borderline piece between jazz and classical I caught one day. Really liked the way a rather simple and beautiful melody was transformed/broken down/hidden/came back throughout the piece and the ability that presented to convey messages on an emotional level. Still find the piece really cool.



That's really cool. I can get into modern stuff like that. Yanni, Nils Frahm, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Chilly...

Just give me timeless melodies and I eat that up.

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:57 am
by Slick Nick

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:00 am
by Slick Nick
Dog wrote:If any of you idiots are interested in Britten, this is his War Requiem. The piece that originally got me interested in him. It was composed for the dedication of the Coventry cathedral following WWII (Coventry having been heavily bombed, as you all know). Britten was a pacifist and a conscientious objector to war. The piece is devoid of any trace of nationalism -it speaks directly to the "pity of war" (as he puts it, meaning more the "absurdity" of war). The piece is fairly dissonant, with alot of unresolved melodies giving it a consistent feeling of unease. It is not meant to be beautiful, it is meant to make you uncomfortable. It incorporates several poignant anti-war poems by Wilfred Owen, a soldier who died in battle in WWI. The poems are used as dissonant and often cynical counter-points to the traditional requiem mass hymns. The piece is chuck full of hidden meanings and references, if any of you are interested, this site has great detailled analysis: http://www.warrequiem.org



ARE YOU A NAZII??????????????????



Also taking a nazi class this semester, pretty cool speak... you can get away with english and just pretend to nazi speak.

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:57 pm
by vonbonds
I’ll just leave this alternate video here and move along. Set to Peter Jackson’s first movie “Bad Taste”.



Now I have to watch that whole movie

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:33 pm
by Dog
Why would I be a nazi?

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:10 am
by Retarder S
This my shit right now



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Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:23 pm
by Retarder S

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:04 pm
by Dog
Is it just me or does that sound like the Cranberries?

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:24 pm
by Retarder S
Dog wrote:Is it just me or does that sound like the Cranberries?


I can hear that. Her voice timbre is similar and it's very dreamy melodic-wise. I like how it sounds like she's killing it on karaoke.

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:11 pm
by Dog
Going to a Vengerov (arguably the world's best currently performing violinist) concerto tonight.

:banana:

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:23 pm
by Slick Nick

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:32 pm
by Dog
Did you give me rep for that because he's Russian born, nick?

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:36 pm
by Slick Nick
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Dog wrote:Did you give me rep for that because he's Russian born, nick?


Partially, yes.

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:51 pm
by Dog
Well, 95% is "partial".

:danson;

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:27 pm
by Slick Nick
Dog wrote:Well, 95% is "partial".

:danson;


I also think you're aging gracefully.

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:00 pm
by Retarder S

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:11 pm
by Dog
Slick Nick wrote:
Dog wrote:Well, 95% is "partial".

:danson;


I also think you're aging gracefully.



Just you wait til I hit my 50s and 60s, gain financial independence and completely disconnect from the "real"
world.

Yolo!

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:36 pm
by Dog
By that I mean move to Ibiza with a 22 year old psych student*, obvs.


*really a 42 year-old mother of three with a bit of a meth addiction.

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:12 pm
by Dog
Concert was good, but not "great". That's not on Vengerov, more on expectations and the fact that it was the Brahms concerto, which is nice but a Brahms -aka a serious, tidy and somber piece with no flashcunt like passages for him to do backflips on his violin or deep meditative/emotional passages for him to grab you by the schnells). You're kinda left with a sense of "well, that was really competent" but not more.

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:13 pm
by Retarder S

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:35 pm
by Retarder S
Just got my tickets for Nils Frahm next march


Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:52 pm
by Dog
You seem to enjoy what sounds to me similar to the minimalist genre. Stuff by John Adams, Philip Glass, Steve Reich and the like. Know them? It’s not my favorite genre, but I do listen a bit and particularly like Adams (listen to some of his stuff a fair bit)

Here’s a piece by him I enjoy.


Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:41 pm
by Retarder S
Dog wrote:You seem to enjoy what sounds to me similar to the minimalist genre. Stuff by John Adams, Philip Glass, Steve Reich and the like. Know them? It’s not my favorite genre, but I do listen a bit and particularly like Adams (listen to some of his stuff a fair bit)

Here’s a piece by him I enjoy.



I definitely know Philip Glass and Einaudi, but I'm not too familiar with minimalist genre. I do seem to gravitate around that type of music when it comes to classical. I've always described it as the "cinematic" sound, maybe minimalism is prevalent in film score music. And that's also where classical and electronica seem to co-exist.

I don't know if this qualifies as minimalism:



And here is one of my heroes, Ryuichi Sakamoto:




Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:52 pm
by Dog
yes, all these composers are prevalent in movie scores. glass and co are quite big in hollywood, to my understanding. i know of Ryuichi Sakamoto from the ones you referred to. also in the same sort of celebrity-ish circle i believe. never really listened to him. you vouch for him, retarder?

Re: The Music Thread (v3.0)

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:11 am
by Retarder S
Dog wrote:yes, all these composers are prevalent in movie scores. glass and co are quite big in hollywood, to my understanding. i know of Ryuichi Sakamoto from the ones you referred to. also in the same sort of celebrity-ish circle i believe. never really listened to him. you vouch for him, retarder?


Absolutely, I think you'll enjoy Sakamoto.



That's "Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence" his most known composition.