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Pete Mack April 10, 2017 03:26

Favorite recent music
 
I don't much like what goes for pop music these days, but I recently discovered "alt country", which seems to do it. Spent today listening to Star Anna, Matthew Perryman, and Devotchka (which I actually discovered years ago.)
Anyone else have new favorites?

HugoTheGreat2011 April 10, 2017 03:31

I don't have any 'new' favorites. But, I do listen to quite a bit of heavy metal, a big-time staple in my videos - if you watched my playthroughs, you'd know what I mean! :)

My current all-time favorite bands with accompanying masterpieces:
Manegarm - En Fallen Fader
Kalmah - Heroes to Us
Ensiferum - Victory Song
Equilibrium - Blut Im Auge
Finntroll - Skogsdotter
King of Asgard - Brethren of the North
Amon Amarth -Twilight of the Thunder God

Pete Mack April 10, 2017 03:51

Does that mean you prefer axe-master characters?

T-Mick April 10, 2017 04:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete Mack (Post 119820)
Does that mean you prefer axe master murder characters?

Yes, he does.

HugoTheGreat2011 April 10, 2017 04:18

Yes, surely. Though, I generally prefer the Sword wielding characters the most. Heck, there's a even a Folk Metal song called In My Sword I Trust by Ensiferum.

Since melee is the name of my game....there's also Twilight of the Thunder God by Amon Amarth

Pete Mack April 10, 2017 04:31

If you play ToME you can worship Eru to music:

In 'a gahden of Eden baby,
Don't you know that I love you-u-u-u
In 'a gahden of Eden baby,
Don't you know that I'll always be true
duh duh duh-duh-duh duh duh duh
duh duh duh-duh-duh duh

HugoTheGreat2011 April 10, 2017 04:49

if you want a *TRUE* masterpiece for any kind of roguelike / RPG gameplay, go look up:
Ensiferum - The Longest Journey

Pete Mack April 10, 2017 11:13

One thing I've discovered, from YouTube playlists: Psychedelic rock is back. Pink Floyd is showing up unexpectedly, and there are a number of very new bands.
Junip
Dandy Warhols
The Walking Who
Church of the Cosmic Skull (who have the funniest band website I have ever seen.)

Of course trance music isn't all that different. "Dead Can Dance" would have fit in fine at Woodstock. Any Floyd fans should really be happy with the revival. Bit I wouldn't call it 'new'. It's very much retro.

BTW: if you DO want to find interesting new music, Seattle has a phenomenal streaming radio station: KEXP public radio. They are a major reason Seattle is on the map, musically. They have half hour live performances almost every weekl from touring bands who want to get the news out locally. Pearl Jam plays there often, natch. (And no, they are not new. They started in 1990.)

Estie April 10, 2017 15:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete Mack (Post 119823)
If you play ToME you can worship Eru to music:

In 'a gahden of Eden baby,
Don't you know that I love you-u-u-u
In 'a gahden of Eden baby,
Don't you know that I'll always be true
duh duh duh-duh-duh duh duh duh
duh duh duh-duh-duh duh

If you ever wondered why the elves left middle-earth....:D

(j/k, I love that classic)

nikheizen April 11, 2017 06:25

Avec la soleil sortent de sa bouche's (sp?) new release, "Pas Pire Pop I <3 You So Much" is an eclectic masterpiece.

Clap! Clap!'s A Thousand Skies is some fantastically funky african inspired electronic stuff.

Sega Bodega's ESS B EP was a real surprise this year. Another EP I greatly enjoyed was DADRAS' Nature Boy EP.

I've also found a lot of enjoyment with Nicolas Jaar's Nymphs (the collection) and Sirens, which are both from last year.

For heavier stuff, I really enjoyed Gnod's new release "Just Say No the the Psycho Fascist Capitalist Industrial Death Machine" (lol), which is some delightfully drony punk.

Pete Mack April 11, 2017 07:41

Thanks. I found a perfect YouTube mix, and discovered Thievery Corporation--those guys are phenomenal. All mixed up with Leonard Cohen, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam members doing classic covers, Daryl Hall (who started singing good stuff after leaving John Oates), the ones I mentioned above, and many others.
Edit: and just for Hugo, the mix includes Reignwolf. Brand new heavy metal... more or less.

HugoTheGreat2011 April 13, 2017 07:31

This:
Ensiferum - Into Battle

And this:
Ensiferum - Twilight Tavern

aka when Hugo's metal music meets LOTR...this is the kind of heavy metal I'd like the most!

Pete Mack April 13, 2017 17:41

For heavy metal about war, it's hard to beat Sabaton.
https://youtu.be/HYWdgBtSM8s

HugoTheGreat2011 April 13, 2017 20:40

Manegarm - Pagan War:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP1rei8NIQg

Manegarm - Vargstenen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qi55brVbnQ
--Awesomeness to the max!!!

Mars April 14, 2017 01:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete Mack (Post 119858)
Thanks. I found a perfect YouTube mix, and discovered Thievery Corporation--those guys are phenomenal. All mixed up with Leonard Cohen, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam members doing classic covers, Daryl Hall (who started singing good stuff after leaving John Oates), the ones I mentioned above, and many others.
Edit: and just for Hugo, the mix includes Reignwolf. Brand new heavy metal... more or less.

Thievery corporation is great. If you like them, maybe you want to check out Kruder & Dorfmeister if you don't know them yet. Or A Guy Called Gerald, especially some of his earlier work (I think his album 'Essence' is among my all time favourites).

Pete Mack April 14, 2017 04:48

The best album of 2016 IMO went number one on the charts everywhere in the English speaking in the world except for the US (where it went number 7.) That's Leonard Cohen's final confession, 'You Want It Darker.' Not to many albums leave me in tears, but that one did--and still does. That guy is a real legend: 60 years of music, right up to his final hour. At age 82, he recorded his last album at home because of multiple back fractures from his final years of touring. He died shortly after its release.

AnonymousHero April 14, 2017 15:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mars (Post 119949)
Thievery corporation is great. If you like them, maybe you want to check out Kruder & Dorfmeister if you don't know them yet.

Note to self: Re-acquaint with Thievery Corporation.

(Right now I'm leaning heavily towards Trance, e.g. John 'double-o' Fleming with his Astral Projection remixes, or basically any of Van Buuren's yearmixes...)

Pete Mack April 19, 2017 05:58

@AH-
You might like HAELOS. Nominally dance/electronic. Sort of trance, nice duets. Check the KEXP live show.

AnonymousHero April 22, 2017 07:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete Mack (Post 120134)
@AH-
You might like HAELOS. Nominally dance/electronic. Sort of trance, nice duets. Check the KEXP love show.

Not my usual fare, but that's actually pretty damn good.

HugoTheGreat2011 April 22, 2017 07:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnonymousHero (Post 120254)
Not my usual fare, but that's actually pretty damn good.

I'll say the same. Not my usual niche either. I'm on board with AH on HAELO's quality.

Recently, I am picking up on Trance, which used to be my primary favorite music genre (before late 2012, when I switched my primary favorite genre to heavy metal). Here's one of my all-time favorite trance tracks:
Sophie Sugar Vs Sunlounger - Lost Together (Armin Van Buuren Mash Up)

Ingwe Ingweron April 23, 2017 02:17

While playing an iron-man, forced descent, priest it was Dio, "Holy Diver". Not recent, I know. but Hugo would appreciate it. :)

Edit: Here is the music video: https://www.last.fm/music/Dio/_/Holy+Diver

Pete Mack May 3, 2017 21:41

Just listened to it in the first time forever, on a streaming service. I remembered the drum and guitar solos, but I totally forgot the pipe organ solo. For those who don't know what we're talking about:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Highly influential in heavy metal, all 17+ minutes. (1968)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Estie (Post 119842)
If you ever wondered why the elves left middle-earth....:D

(j/k, I love that classic)


Pete Mack May 26, 2017 23:26

Currently listening to an old favorite: Devotchka, Mad and Faithful Telling. They really do a great job with horn and accordion. Who'd a thunk it? (Never mind all the other awesome instruments--14, among 4 people.)

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

HugoTheGreat2011 May 27, 2017 02:02

This one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_qd_hHWElg

Finntroll - Trollhammaren

Estie May 27, 2017 02:48

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJbLa0Hed14

Pete Mack May 27, 2017 17:43

how about Jill Tracy? evil cabaret music, suitable as angband accompaniment.
the Vargas is fun.

Estie May 27, 2017 21:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete Mack (Post 121207)
how about Jill Tracy? evil cabaret music, suitable as angband accompaniment.
the Vargas is fun.

Googled her, listened to "The Fine Art of Poisoning" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3uJEiDETKE and it is good...but mostly it made me want to listen to Tom Waits - Little Drop of Poison - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkj_ov_0LA4

AnonymousHero May 27, 2017 21:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by HugoTheGreat2011 (Post 120255)
Recently, I am picking up on Trance, which used to be my primary favorite music genre (before late 2012, when I switched my primary favorite genre to heavy metal)

... been a while since that post, but since you mentioned AvB, I think you might want to try to find the Above & Beyond Essential Mixes from 2005 and 2011. They were just an amazing demonstration of what musicality can be and what Trance can be. Above & Beyond are basically AvB in "capsule" form. These two 2h mixes are -- in a word -- amazing. (If anyone wants to hear it, feel free to PM me for details, etc.)

(Of course, Armin van Buuren is kind of a hero of mine -- he's done absolutely amazing things. Nevermind the whole "A State of Trance" programmes. Btw, for me, that's right up there with the absurdly good Astral Projection Remix of God Is A DJ.)

bio_hazard May 30, 2017 19:45

My music m.o. has been "ah crap, who died this week." and rediscovering really good stuff from days gone by.

HugoTheGreat2011 May 31, 2017 01:15

Check out:
Manegarm - Skymningsresa

Skymningsresa = "Twilight Voyage" in Swedish

Tune your speakers!! This one is awesome!!

HugoTheGreat2011 June 25, 2017 01:39

Ruttolehto sis. Päivättömän Päivän Kansa by Moonsorrow

Finnish masterpiece for the ages!

Pete Mack June 25, 2017 01:52

Today's been The Pogues and Symphony Fantastique... Got to love the ORIGINAL Hells Bells tune, from ~1830.

MattB June 28, 2017 23:24

+1 for Leonard Cohen

Pete Mack June 29, 2017 03:04

What an amazing lyricist. So underrated.
Quote:

Originally Posted by MattB (Post 122157)
+1 for Leonard Cohen


NimrodPE July 27, 2017 19:09

I second "Leonard Cohen +1" ;D

Since yesterday greek songs (tragoudia, laiko tragoudia), for example: Nikos Makropoulos

And, of course, the all-time great classic pieces from Telemann, Schubert, Schumann, Mahler and co: Great playlist from LoGH

Found some days ago, quite the funny dude: NGE Cover

HugoTheGreat2011 July 28, 2017 04:59

Cthulhus Scorn - Nyarlathotep

Btw, Cthulhus Scorn is basically the Manegarm band with each band member with H.P. Lovecraft names

Raajaton August 3, 2017 23:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by HugoTheGreat2011 (Post 122033)

Agreed! Moonsorrow is one of my favorites! I got to see them live in February @ 70,000 Tons of Metal! (Annual Metal Cruise with 60 bands!)

Some of my favorites to listen to while *banding :

Behemoth - The Satanist
Nokturnal Mortum - The Voice of Steel
Psycroptic - Psycroptic
Emperor - Into the Nightside Eclipse
Caladan Brood - Echoes of Battle

HugoTheGreat2011 September 7, 2017 10:40

This masterpiece is one of the best instrumentals I've heard:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V47hPO7gSok
Song: Equiliibrium - Aufbruch (Bonus)

I also randomly found this one - more Tolkien-like I guess:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAfLjVZmbtk
Song: Wuthering Heights - Bad Hobbits Die Hard

Estie September 7, 2017 15:32

Speaking of instrumentals, I recently stumbled upon this not-so-recent one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48PJGVf4xqk

Long ago, I loved it; turns out I still do, and judging by the million views on the video, I am not the only one.

Qyx September 8, 2017 01:41

That made me listen to my favorite early Floyd song again -- "Julia Dream" -- still great, don't know why it wasn't on an album (other than the later compilations).

Mars September 8, 2017 03:50

I recently discovered the album 'Fetch' by 'Melt banana', some japanese band. Hard to describe, kind of an experimental punk/melodic/noise/electroninc/pop thing. I have no idea what they're singing about, but it sounds pretty cool :D. (I usually don't care much for lyrics anyway, I listen more to instrumental music, house, soundtracks etc :p)

Youtube link.

HugoTheGreat2011 September 8, 2017 04:26

Here's a wild one from a Japanese band called Boris:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbw62iCsS34
Song: Boris - Pink

Pete Mack September 8, 2017 23:50

Most recently I listened to Einhorn's. "Voices of Light", a soundtrack written in the 1990s for "Passion of Joan of Arc" from 1928. Great choral music for a brilliant early movie.

HugoTheGreat2011 September 9, 2017 11:04

This song is sick:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-1mAV4Crjw
Ensiferum - Way of the Warrior

Pete Mack September 10, 2017 04:22

Hugo--my trouble with much recent metal is that the chord progressions are seriously hackneyed. The one you link is a case in point: excellent guitar playing, but the tune doesn't remotely compare to (say) Thunderstruck or Technical Difficulties. Those are genuinely interesting musically--as is much Van Halen. TwoCello's cover of Thunderstruck demonstrates just how interesting a tune it really is--not to mention making an utterly hilarious music video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT3SBzmDxGk

bio_hazard September 14, 2017 00:06

Anyone have the new Twin Peaks soundtracks yet? I'm trying to decide whether I can hold out until Christmas or if I should just order them now. If I understand correctly there's one album that's the in-show performances and one that's the Angelo Badalamenti/Lynch atmospheric stuff.

Qyx September 15, 2017 22:00

It's not recent, but I thought this group might appreciate "Bashing the Balrog" by Leslie Fish.

HugoTheGreat2011 September 20, 2017 01:46

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lK5kevb5mY

^ From Crash Bandicoot 3 - Prehistoric OST. Definitely a fitting song for the antics of PCB.

HugoTheGreat2011 October 6, 2017 03:44

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yHsmZy-YS8

Skálmöld & Sinfóníuhljómsveit Íslands (Iceland Symphony Orchestra) - Full Concert

^Absolute Norse Mythos masterpiece from Iceland

AnonymousHero October 6, 2017 21:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by HugoTheGreat2011 (Post 124547)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yHsmZy-YS8

Skálmöld & Sinfóníuhljómsveit Íslands (Iceland Symphony Orchestra) - Full Concert

^Absolute Norse Mythos masterpiece from Iceland

In a somewhat similar tradition, but nowhere near the same production values: Ormurin Langi. There was a metal version Týr - Ormurin Langi, but frankly I actually prefer the folk dance version because of its hypnotic quality. (I am Faroese, btw, as you can probably tell from the name of my GitHub account. Well, that or Icelandic... but I am Faroese... or Icelandic.)

Not sure how easy it is to appreciate if you don't understand the original language, but the translation at least gets the "this is metal" message across, I think.

HugoTheGreat2011 October 7, 2017 02:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnonymousHero (Post 124587)
Not sure how easy it is to appreciate if you don't understand the original language, but the translation at least gets the "this is metal" message across, I think.

I think it is an acquired taste to enjoy music with foreign lyrics. As long as the song sounds great / epic, that's good enough, imo. I understand that not everyone easily enjoys music without understanding lyrics. To each, their own. :)

bio_hazard October 10, 2017 23:53

It's funny- sometimes I like artists MORE when I can't understand their lyrics compared to their songs in english. Probably a combination of not realizing how uninteresting their non-english lyrics are, plus crossover songs are likely to be even more pop than their earlier non-english stuff.

CyclopsSlayer October 13, 2017 18:10

I tend towards the Techno/EBM

Funker Vogt - Tanzbefehl

T.O.Y. - The Darkness and the Light

The Anix - Again

Deadlife - Deviant

And when I want something harder,

Velvet Acid Christ - Caustic Disco

wobbly October 13, 2017 18:14

Not sure it counts as new but here's the Asterix remix of Pistolero:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40H76sNkGYs

The original is Juno Reactor. They are good. Super weird, but good.

AnonymousHero October 13, 2017 22:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by wobbly (Post 124857)
Not sure it counts as new but here's the Asterix remix of Pistolero:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40H76sNkGYs

The original is Juno Reactor. They are good. Super weird, but good.


This is very... wat-esque. I don't like it, but I like it, if you know what I mean.

Pete Mack October 14, 2017 05:39

Sometimes. But there are a few artists whose lyrics are top notch,
too. Rolling Stones, Leonard Cohen, etc.
Quote:

Originally Posted by bio_hazard (Post 124781)
It's funny- sometimes I like artists MORE when I can't understand their lyrics compared to their songs in english. Probably a combination of not realizing how uninteresting their non-english lyrics are, plus crossover songs are likely to be even more pop than their earlier non-english stuff.


HugoTheGreat2011 October 14, 2017 08:27

Zelda: A Link to the Past - Dark World Theme Orchestrated

Fits the atmosphere of PCB gameplay and all Angband variants all across

wobbly October 14, 2017 19:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete Mack (Post 123874)
Hugo--my trouble with much recent metal is that the chord progressions are seriously hackneyed. The one you link is a case in point: excellent guitar playing, but the tune doesn't remotely compare to (say) Thunderstruck or Technical Difficulties. Those are genuinely interesting musically--as is much Van Halen. TwoCello's cover of Thunderstruck demonstrates just how interesting a tune it really is--not to mention making an utterly hilarious music video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT3SBzmDxGk

Is that really about how recent it is? Metal has always been a pretty wide variety of styles. I mean compare:

Naiad - Acrophobe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftsg0Sr-uDs

to

A Perfect Circle - 3 Libras
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9MAg9E5K3w

& also

A Perfect Circle - Pet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC_QOoQ_Op4
just because I like the song :)

Grotug November 30, 2017 04:50

+2 for Leonard Cohen. Never understood why he wasn't more popular. Master lyricist.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete Mack (Post 119818)
I don't much like what goes for pop music these days, but I recently discovered "alt country", which seems to do it. Spent today listening to Star Anna, Matthew Perryman, and Devotchka (which I actually discovered years ago.)
Anyone else have new favorites?

Is Matthew Perryman Jones alt country? I discovered him on the trailer for Manchester by the Sea. Very good movie and song.

I really like the score for Stranger Things. Some recent discoveries:

Donnis Trio. Josh Ritter: I really like the songs Thin Blue Flame and Change of Time
Revisited and rediscovered Young Galaxy.

You might like Ola Podrida; the songs: Run off the road and Lost and Found

bio_hazard December 1, 2017 20:20

Does Cracker count as Alt Country?

The roots stuff like Gillian Welch and Steve Earle, also Alison Krause/Robert Plant Raising Sand are some of my favorites. When I lived near Monterey I'd listen to a radio station called KPIG that played only this stuff.

HugoTheGreat2011 March 20, 2018 04:56

I randomly got into Dungeon Synth recently:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um0HPyDXwMo
^ Gil Estel (album) by Thangorodrim (artist)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Puj6GPycEkM
^ Helm's Deep (album) by Minas Anor (artist)

takkaria March 20, 2018 05:13

I'm enjoying the album 'A Humdrum Star' by GoGo Penguin at the moment, kind of jazzy post-rock I guess. Also going over Saint Etienne and Christy Moore's back catalogues, and on the techno front, Blawan's latest record ('Nutrition') is pretty good too!

HugoTheGreat2011 March 24, 2018 06:04

Newest song from one of my most favorite bands of all-time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj8PQLgqnno
Song: Blood Ran Cold by Kalmah

Another one from the dungeon-synth genre:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTpRQS1LDiw
Song: Age of Legends by Galdur

Majestic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_JWQJQyUKc
Song: Angbands Schmieden ("Forges of Angband" in German) by Summoning

HugoTheGreat2011 November 8, 2018 02:10

One of my current top favorite songs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j41-0hBwhbg
Song: Varden Brenne ("The Beacon Burns" in Norwegian) by Einherjer

bio_hazard November 21, 2018 20:13

Caught a music documentary on Netflix called Searching for Sugar Man. Pretty cool story about an extremely gifted songwriter/musician who toiled anonymously in the US but unknowingly was hugely influential in South Africa.

AndyS November 30, 2018 03:46

I sell records for a living and have for many years. Im going through a box of letter U last couple nights so plaed a handful of URiah Heep records. They go well with this game.

wobbly November 30, 2018 11:13

It's fairly raw psytrance, Infected Mushroom - overmode. Anyway it comes with a puzzle. The sound-bite at 4:15 is which movie?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFzwARPo0Jg


Edit: Same album. Psycho. movie sound-bite at 5:01

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

Grotug December 13, 2018 12:53

I'm looking for music like Dwarf Fortress music. I prefer mellow music when playing Angband. Nothing fast, or much percussions (unless it's doom... doom... doom... in the dark once in awhile, and a bunch of cave orcs go scrambling). It would be great to find such music on Spotify. I have searched for acoustic guitar and Spanish guitar but nothing in my searches has come close to the wonderful music of Dwarf Fortress. Most everything I find is too high energy, or too fast, etc.

bio_hazard December 13, 2018 20:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grotug (Post 134860)
I'm looking for music like Dwarf Fortress music. I prefer mellow music when playing Angband. Nothing fast, or much percussions (unless it's doom... doom... doom... in the dark once in awhile, and a bunch of cave orcs go scrambling). It would be great to find such music on Spotify. I have searched for acoustic guitar and Spanish guitar but nothing in my searches has come close to the wonderful music of Dwarf Fortress. Most everything I find is too high energy, or too fast, etc.

How are you with traditional Irish music? Maybe check out Lunasa. Some of it might be too upbeat based on your description though.

If you don't mind lyrics, there's a ton of really great Americana that I would consider great and mellow. John Prine, Gillian Welch, Tom Waits, recent Bob Dylan


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