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Old 09-18-2014, 10:56 AM   #91 (permalink)
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I'll try to be nice. I'm a little disappointed, but not at all surprised. You're a prog/hard rock guy, right? So I guess this isn't really your type of music, and that's alright. But if you find yourself in the mood for mood for some sad, sappy, non-progressive indie pop, give him another try, please? You're missing out.
Well that's a little of an oversimplification. I do tend towards prog and hard rock, sure, as well as AOR and metal, but I've enjoyed a lot of acoustic albums and a lot of singer/songwriters. I found Newton Faulkner quite good and I liked Suzanne Vega's first two albums, huge fan of Dan Fogelberg, and then of course there's God, Mr. Waits himself. So I'm certainly open to a singer telling a story with often minimal instrumentation --- it doesn't all have to be banks of keyboards and multi-part epics --- and I did enjoy the album. I just failed to see where the love/worship from you two was coming from. That's not to say it's wrong that you feel that way or that the album is any less; I just didn't see it the same way. I really expected more. I mean, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, James Blunt, Nanci Griffith ... there are some incredible singer/songwriters out there and I can appreciate them all. I can also appreciate Smith; I just wasn't converted as I had expected to be. As you say, a few more listens, who knows?
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Nothing wrong with not feeling the same way about an album as others do. If it helps, it took a few listens after my first initial listen to really feel a deep connection with this album. Elliott Smith is one of the few artists that I can really feel the pain through his lyrics because part of me feels like in some way, it's related to things i've been through. It's difficult to explain. He's just someone that I have a deep connection with and he'll never know it.
Yes I thought that. If you have a special connection with a singer through some sort of shared experience, you're going to assign them a lot more importance than someone who doesn't.
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:10 AM   #92 (permalink)
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After the last two negative opinions I'm glad to be able to get back to saying "Fuck yeah! Thanks for the rec!!"

Myrkur --- Myrkur --- Recommended by Ninetales and Briks

Hands up here anyone who thought I'd ever dig Black Metal? Really? Not a single one? Me neither. But this is something special. As Ninetales relates in another thread, this is a one-woman effort with Amalie Bruun --- oddly enough, a member of a POP band called Ex Cops, but perhaps NOT oddly, a model: I mean, look at her! --- fusing hard Black Metal guitar riffs and pounding drum fusillades with soft, atmospheric, ambient soundscapes reminiscent of Sigur Ros.

Yeah, it's just amazing. Basically, if Austin Lunn from Panopticon (well, he IS Panopticon!) were a chick and had some more ambient stuff in his music he'd sound like this. Sadly only an EP with a mere six tracks, hope to hear more from her soon.

Rec rating: 9.5/10
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:51 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Check out Bergtatt: Et eeventyr i 5 capitler by Ulver. It's like that one, but better. It's not performed by models, though...
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:59 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Igorrr - Nostril



Recommended by: Janszoon

Easily one of the better recommendations that I've gotten from not just one, but a few different people, though Jans is the only one that recommended it to me directly. I've seen this artist being thrown around the forum by multiple people, and by god, I can see why. This is seriously some amazing stuff and I have definitely heard my fair share of "whatever this **** is called" type of music. The combination of whatever this artist adds to what seems to be classical music etc etc really is done so well. I'm thinking this may be a new all time favorite artist of mine for this year. I can already feel my last.fm counting the plays upon plays that I'll be receiving by the continuous listening of Igorrr.

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Old 11-18-2014, 09:00 PM   #95 (permalink)
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Kairon;IRSE! - Ujubasajuba



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Goofle said that I would probably enjoy this album and he was absolutely right. Upon first listen, it didn't do much for me, but I listened to it again, and that changed instantly. Wasn't sure how I felt about the addition of vocals, but they did add a nice touch to an already pretty good album. Favorite track would probably be Rulons mostly due to the fact that I love instrumental post-rock a lot more than post-rock with vocals. Great recommendation though, will most certainly try to find other albums by them / listen to them more often.

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Old 11-18-2014, 11:21 PM   #96 (permalink)
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Myrkur --- Myrkur --- Recommended by Ninetales and Briks

Hands up here anyone who thought I'd ever dig Black Metal? Really? Not a single one? Me neither. But this is something special.

Rec rating: 9.5/10
whoa didn't see this until now but very cool! Glad you dug this, especially since black metal is not generally your bag. It is superb, and I agree with you, I wish it were longer/she comes out with more stuff soon.
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