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Thread: Current song you are listening to(or the Last song you listened to)

  1. #3426
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    And if you don't like Samantha...


  2. #3427
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    Screw the rules. One more. Tell me you don't wish you were a guitar.



    Check the creepy old dude licking his lips though. Ugh. "Oh what gift the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us."

  3. #3428
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    We're going someplace where they can't find us.


  4. #3429
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    I like that one paired with the video dema. It's like a Mobius strip (of the Heavy Metal Magazine variety).

    Here is one my daughter likes and I see why. I think I raised her well.


  5. #3430
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    This ones cool.


  6. #3431
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    There used to be an awesome AMV of that song paired with Cowboy Bebop clips. I still have the ripped file on my harddrive, but it's apparently off of YouTube now.

    But anyway, it reminds me of the other Cowboy Bebop AMV I always watch along with that one, done with some unknown trance track, which is this...


  7. #3432
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    "Om man vill ha roligt..."

    Scapa Flow: Kangaroo



    Not that often that you hear a tribute song to a particular brand of beer. I've tasted it, and meh, it's beer. It was alright. Pretty much like any other cheap lager. I like the song more for how it sounds than what it praises, and when/where/how it fits in my personal history of the early 90s.

    [Edit]

    Oh, what the hell, I might as well tell the story.

    I'm a massive fan of Depeche Mode. I hated them at first, during my heavy metal years, but I eventually, begrudgingly had to admit to myself I liked them, and when all metal became lame hair metal Bon Jovi poodle crap, I turned my back on it and went for the exact opposite, Kraftwerk. And from there, discovered many electronic bands, and Depeche Mode became my favourite. I bought all their stuff. But, in 1991, there was a bit of a lull, they didn't release much. I distinctly remember one moment, doing the dishes in my parents' house, with the radio on, and there was a short segment about some Swedish record label doing a tribute album to Depeche Mode, to celebrate 10 years since the release of their first single. They played a couple of songs off this cover compilation. I liked what I heard. I made a mental note to remember the name "I Sometimes Wish I Was Famous: A Swedish Tribute To Depeche Mode". I later found it in a mailorder catalogue (yes, before webshops and streaming music, an actual paper mailorder catalogue, which was the only way to find Good Music[TM] if you lived in such a small faraway town as I did), and promptly bought it. About half the covers were purely awful, I mean, really bad, but some were quite good, or very good, so I tracked down these new bands that I liked, and bought what little other stuff they had released. Scapa Flow was sort of one of those bands, on the compilation they did an excellent cover of To Have And To Hold under the band name No Hotel, they took what was basically half a song and fleshed it out to become bigger and better than the original. I had already started to listen to somewhat harder electronic stuff like Front 242, Nitzer Ebb and Front Line Assembly, but now I was made aware that there was an active electronic music scene in Sweden. One of the bands on this compilation, S.P.O.C.K, would tempt me to start going to rock festivals down south, where I later discovered so many other new exciting bands. But I digress. Scapa Flow, and in particular their album Chased By Sunset where this track is from, was something I played heavily in my first year of university, so I associate that with the sense of freedom and happiness of those days. And now, decades later, when I live in Scotland, I've become much more aware of Scapa Flow the place and the event that may have inspired the Swedish band name.
    Last edited by Gray; 6th Oct 2019 at 13:33.

  8. #3433
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    Quote Originally Posted by demagogue View Post
    There used to be an awesome AMV of that song paired with Cowboy Bebop clips. I still have the ripped file on my harddrive, but it's apparently off of YouTube now.

    But anyway, it reminds me of the other Cowboy Bebop AMV I always watch along with that one, done with some unknown trance track, which is this...

    Unsure why anyone would take a pivotal scene from early-on Bebop that's also one of the most gorgeously-scored moments in the series, then shaft it with anonymous trance. Good editing, but yeesh. Anyway, I always wondered if Pierrot le Fou was named after the Jean-Luc Godard film of the same name, but Godard's style of expressionistic anarchy doesn't quite sync with the clown gone wild horror of the Bebop episode.

    While we're on the subject of unofficial videos, you can't go wrong with David Dean Burkhart's stuff. He keeps pulling out gold from old, obscure films paired with modern music.



    There's also this
    , which is extremely NSFW as it's put together from, ah, questionable movies, but it's a masterclass in repurposing footage to amplify a mood.

  9. #3434
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    Well, if somebody asked me to post an inspiring AMV, I wouldn't pick that one. I just wanted to point out the Cowboy Bebop AMV of that Crystal Method song. But it doesn't exist, so I couldn't. So I guess I got carried away and just posted the song after it in my playlist because it connects with me personally ... It's interesting how even anonymous trance can really stick in someone's mind in the right circumstances though.

    If had had to pick my favorite video / song mash-up, well there are a lot, but I like this one very much. I won't say it's even that masterful with clever editing. It's just that imagery paired with that sound does it for me.



    I also like a guy named hihuy's Buster Keaton electronica pairings, the videos at the very bottom of this list.

    And the really simple one of Quantic's Time is the Enemy with a drive down 1910s San Francisco.

  10. #3435
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    It's certainly possible for otherwise unremarkable things to work as anchor points around a moment. I'd be more intrigued to hear about the story around the track, because contextualised pattern recognition tends to be more interesting than the pattern in and of itself.

    In music news, props to Jesh for finding this song, which is bluesy and horny and wanton and hilarious. The video's a bit plain ol' weird though.


  11. #3436
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    I've been going through the last dozen or so songs of this thread, and there's a lot of stuff I like. I'm taking notes.

    However, what I personally have been listening to this weekend is mostly Lassigue Bendthaus. If you think Kraftwerk is too organic and not synthetic enough, then perhaps this is for you.

    Fiber:


    Superbad (James Brown cover):


    If you don't see the humour in Superbad, you've got no soul.

    Uwe Schmidt, aka Lassigue Bendthaus, wrote the software himself to make his voice stutter that mechanically, so he had a plan all along to really try to be as machine-like as possible. He later changed his style completely and became Señor Coconut, but that's another story.


    [Edit]

    Just for reference, this is the James Brown original:


    Massive James Brown fan, me.



    Next week I'll probably go back to 1930s blues again, just for contrast, not done that for a while now.
    Last edited by Gray; 6th Oct 2019 at 13:04.

  12. #3437
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tocky View Post
    And if you don't like Samantha...

    I'm sure it's just coincidental, but there's an old KMFDM track with the exact same title and drumbeat. Here, have a listen. The songs are clearly different, I'm not shouting "plagiarism", I just thought it was amusing. One is "you can go to hell", the other "I wanna go to hell". Maybe they're both inspired by a song I haven't heard yet.

    KMFDM: Go to Hell




    And yes, I do like the Samantha Fish song, it reminded me I need to listen to more blues. She's the kind of artist I'd go see live in my old home town, except she's a lot better. But also that I need to listen to more angry shouty KMFDM.

    [Edit]

    And about Chvrches, they're from the very town I live in, and I always like what I hear by them, but I've yet failed to go see them live. I have to fix that. It's on my to-do list. Weirdly, my younger brother who lives in a country far far away tipped me off about them a few years ago, before they became the Big Thing they are now, he obviously knows what's good for me.
    Last edited by Gray; 6th Oct 2019 at 14:04.

  13. #3438
    Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
    You should get around to watching that. It's a really great indie thriller that makes up for its tiny budget with authenticity.
    Finally watched it. Liked it. Have to watch it again some time, though, with better quality -- and, preferably, (english) subtitles.

  14. #3439
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    Angry shouty angry shouting!

    Tonight I've been chatting about EBM and industrial metal for hours and hours with my niece. She reminded me that Nitzer Ebb are playing here in November, so I finally got myself a ticket. Oh, how I've thoroughly missed having these lengthy rants with people who are actually into these subgenres! I knew she liked Rammstein, but didn't really know the other stuff she was into. I pimped her about a dozen songs she's too young to have heard yet, and while doing my research I was reminded how much I absolutely love, love, LOVE angry shouty stuff with hard basslines and drum machines. But I was doing most of the talking, next time I'll have to do a bit more listening.

    I can't wait to see NEP live now, only seven more weeks to go.



    And only two days later, at the same venue, Die Krupps are playing. I want to see both, but can I afford it? Can I afford to NOT go? I'm sure the angry shoutiness will soothe my restless soul.

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  15. #3440
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryzemuis View Post
    Because of Sonoio, I also listened to some NiN. They suck. Their old albums sound like crap. I also listened to the remastered versions. The sound of some songs sounds better. But the music is still crap. So over the top cliche boring, it must be American. The remastered version of a song called "Closer" has good sound. But I still can't listen to it.
    That is a perfectly valid opinion to have, as long as you know you're very severely wrong

    [Edit]

    Just to clarify, that is the asshole way of saying "I disagree". Sorry about that. You are of course entitled to your opinion, I was just trying to make a stupid joke. I want to make that clear before it pointlessly escalates. I'm trying to be less of an arrogant smug prick, it's just that sometimes I fail. I'm sorry.



    "Change what you're saying, not what you said." - Eels. I could have deleted my post, but I'd rather just stand up to my poor choice of humour and apologise.
    Last edited by Gray; 6th Oct 2019 at 19:54.

  16. #3441
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    To be fair, Gryz is severely wrong much of the time.

    I came across something absolutely wonderful and heartbreaking. And it has a beautiful video.


  17. #3442
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    Maybe so, but it took me 20 minutes to realise I was using bullying tactics, and I don't want to be that guy.

    Yeah, I'm a slow thinker.

  18. #3443
    LittleFlower
    Registered: Jul 2001
    Location: Netherlands
    Quote Originally Posted by Gray View Post
    Just to clarify, that is the asshole way of saying "I disagree". Sorry about that. You are of course entitled to your opinion, I was just trying to make a stupid joke. I want to make that clear before it pointlessly escalates. I'm trying to be less of an arrogant smug prick, it's just that sometimes I fail. I'm sorry.
    No need to apologize. Especially when talking about music or movies or books. I used pretty simple (and harsh) words myself. So let me explain.

    I understand that music is a matter of taste.
    So are books, films, and other expressions of art or entertainment.
    But besides that aspect of taste, there are other aspects that weigh in. Originality. Skill. Eye for detail. Rawness. Sincerity. Effectiveness. And more.

    Some of those aspects are a lot less subjective than just taste. Take e.g. the music of Samantha Fish. I don't like it, it's not my taste. However, I can hear and see that her music does have certain qualities. It's not bad music. A more extreme example is classical music. Mozart, Bach, all those dudes. Not my music at all. I don't want to listen to classical music. But no way anyone could say that their music is bad or sucks or has no qualities.

    Having said that, NiN still sucks.

    I can not hear or see any quality in it. Please give me a hint where to look. As I've said, I don't like that "sound" of their music. While a lot of music that I like, has sound that most people would describe as "terrible noise". Ranging from The Birthday Party to Big Black to some dark ambient. My favorite album of all time is Psychocandy. Which most people would qualify as "nothing but vacuum-cleaner noise". But the sound of NiN doesn't do anything for me. And I think their "sound" is a big part of who they are.
    There isn't a single song that jumped out for me. Not song, not structure, not lyrics, not melody, nothing. When I hear NiN, I hear an American poser, who wants to be something very hard, and really acts like that very hard, but still is a poser. Anyway, enough, I hope you get my point.

    I have a few friends from long time ago, who I still speak/see once in a while. With large overlaps in music taste. One of them does like NiN, so they must have some qualities. Maybe I'll ask him some time. I mentioned Clan Of Xymox to another friend of mine. It turns out he likes CoX ! Big surprise, I thought nobody liked them. I have listened to a few songs of CoX this week, but I still can't hear it.

    Maybe so, but it took me 20 minutes to realise I was using bullying tactics, and I don't want to be that guy.
    No need to worry. Nobody bullies me. I was around (lurking mostly) when Deathtoll was around. (Although I must admit there were times I would not visit TTLG for a few weeks, just because Deathtoll was irritating as hell. Even when on ignore).

    To be fair, Gryz is severely wrong much of the time.
    Nevah.
    I just need to learn to express myself better. English is not my first language. I think native English speakers do not always realize what a huge disadvantage it is when English is not your native tongue. I am also bad at balancing between being brief and explaining myself properly. I also often do not have an opinion and keep my mouth shut. But when I open my mouth, I am always right.
    Last edited by Gryzemuis; 7th Oct 2019 at 09:11.

  19. #3444
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    I agree, expressing yourself in another language is difficult and takes a lot of work and skill to manage. Continuing to clean up your language skills might even eventually explain why you're consistently as right as a stopped clock any given moment.




    *it won't

  20. #3445
    LittleFlower
    Registered: Jul 2001
    Location: Netherlands
    Got a question for you, Gray. I am not sure if I should open a new thread for it. I think it fits in nicely here. I hope you're willing to answer. If so, please take your time.

    What are your 10 favorite albums of all time ?

    It seems there is some overlap in our musical tastes. (E.g. I saw Nitzer Ebb live in 1987 in my hometown. I bought the vinyl at the time). But your taste and knowledge is a lot wider than mine. I always want to hear new music, see new films, etc. Stuff I didn't know existed before. So maybe you can point me in the right direction with a small list of your favorite albums ?

    Some humble requests.
    Nothing famous please. No Beatles or Rolling Stones. I'm sure Bowie has made a few brilliant albums, but I've heard them or at least heard the best songs.
    Artists should appear not more than once on the list. It's only 10 entries. If you can't pick an album, you can combine two, or three, albums from one artist. E.g. if I wanted something from The Cure on my list, I'd put Seventeen Seconds/Faith/Pornography combined as one entry on the list. (FYI, that combination would not be in my top 10, but it would be in my top 100).
    No fads of the day. I'd like to hear what sticks.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Gryzemuis; 7th Oct 2019 at 09:14.

  21. #3446
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    My top 10 favourite albums is a list of about 200 albums. I'll reply to that properly once I get back, right now I have to go and pick up my grand daughter from school.

  22. #3447
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    Lol. Well there's no accounting for taste. NiN is culturally important and important in the music world, at least the indie music world, who also happened to have a lot of mainstream success. I think part of it is because some of the sound is designed to be alienating to a certain perspective. It's a kind of punk sensibility; they want to be flipping the bird and alienating the straight crowd. So if one has that perspective, it's not surprising that the sound would actually be alienating, and for certain types, being alienating by itself is disqualification. (I personally get off on alienating sounds, but I recognize I'm not representative on that.)

    It also helps that me and Gray (and a few others here) are synth geeks, and NiN knows how to make interesting and definitive sounds that no one else can even approach without everyone just saying they're just copying NiN. There are some interviews with Trent Reznor where he talks about going out of his way to twist the dials on a synth until they break the sound, and he's looking for some sweet spot that evokes the most disgust or alienation or just weirdness as viscerally as he can. So if you're having a reaction to it like that; it's by design. The content of his songs are also very raw and confessional, which also alienates and crosses boundaries for people that just want their music on the lighter end to relax or jam or whatever at the end of a long day.

    Yeah, synthing and an industrial sound is its own kind of "musicality" with its own history and habits and language that require some work to get into; so in that respect it's not like Coldplay or post-Gabriel Genesis (I don't know what generation you are) which wear their popular appeal on their sleeve. That's my way of empathizing with why someone could legitimately really not like NiN while still giving some context as to why they're still important in a sense. (Just don't ask me to do that for Kanye because I don't have the emotional energy to be consistent there and also admit he's "just as culturally important". Music is still about emotion in the end, so you gotta be true to what moves you no matter what.)


    As for top 10 albums, I also can't give my top 10 ever list, but I can give a list of 10 albums that mean a lot to me and probably some indication of what moves me. Well the problem is I don't really listen to music by album. I make my own mixes and listen that way. But I'll try anyway...

    Air - Moon Safari
    Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
    Built to Spill - There's Nothing Wrong with Love
    Counting Crows - August and Everything After
    Depeche Mode - Violator
    Hindi Zahra - Handmade
    Josh Ritter - So Runs the World Away
    Mogwai - Mr. Beast
    Russian Red - I Love Your Glasses
    Sting - 10 Summoner Tales

    No, I can't do it in just 10 at all. This is just an arbitrary list of 10 albums that mean something to me but there are a lot of others that mean just as much. I just stopped when I got to the 10th one.

  23. #3448
    LittleFlower
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    Location: Netherlands
    I'm not unfamiliar with industrial music, synth, electronic, etc. Or noise. I have a bunch of Throbbing Gristle albums. Both in my flac-collection, my old CDs and even some old vinyl albums. I listened to Cabaret Voltaire in the early eighties (and still do). I got (and like) ton-loads of Coil stuff. I've seen Chris and Cosey live in the late eighties. Like I said, I like stuff I've never heard before. So I'm not driven away by unusual sound (or music) itself. It's just that NiN doesn't do it for me. Maybe it's because they are American. There's American stuff I like. The Cramps, The Ramones, The Gunclub. John Bender (there's some obscure electronic music for you. ) Loads of new American stuff too. But on average I like British music a lot more. Maybe it's just Reznor's voice ? Maybe it's because I was young in the eighties, and everything felt new and original then. By the time NiN came around (Pretty Hate Machine is from 1989) my taste was already set, and NiN didn't fit. I do like new music, so it's not just because I'm old and can't "adjust" anymore. (Examples of newer music that I like are: Trip Hop, Lounge, lots of Ambient (and now Dark Ambient), Chill/Trance stuff, some electronic music (Trentemoller, Sonoio). So I'm not just an "eighties-only" guy (I hope).

    Another example of American (alternative) music I don't like is Grunge. There isn't a single grunge band, album or song I like. I dislike them all.

    Thanks for your list. I got 3 of those albums (Air, B&S and Violator). And of course I like them.
    I remember not liking Counting Crows (for starters, because they are hippies !). I actually did buy "August" back in the days. But decided I didn't like it after all.
    I don't like Sting. (Police are ok). Except for the Johnny Cash song "I hung my head". That song is brilliant. I only later found out it wasn't an old country classic, but a song written by Sting.
    The other albums/artists I don't know. I will surely listen to those albums.
    Last edited by Gryzemuis; 7th Oct 2019 at 11:12.

  24. #3449
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    Top 10 albums:

    Autechre: Tri Repetae (techno)
    Bob Hund: Omslag: Martin Kann (alt. rock, thick southern Swedish accent, surreal lyrics)
    Covenant: Sequencer (EBM/electronic noise-pop, absolutely perfect in every way)
    Depeche Mode: Black Celebration (electronic pop)
    808 State: ex:el (techno)
    Front Line Assembly: oh, let's go with... Tactical Neural Implant, but they've done so many awesome albums (EBM/techno/industrial)
    Front 242: Front By Front (angry shouty Belgians with drum machines)
    Information Society: Don't Be Afraid (EBM/industrial; most of their other albums are more pop, but this is the best one)
    Kraftwerk: Computerwelt (or pretty much any other of their albums, can't go wrong there; one of the bands that pretty much invented several different genres of electronic music)
    KMFDM: either Nihil or WWIII, both are pure solid quality (industrial rock)
    Nine Inch Nails: Pretty Hate Machine (yeah, you knew one of them had to be on the list; Trent admittely plagiarised Ministry, but he became much more popular than they were, and more or less ushered in industrial rock to the mainstream)
    Orbital: In Sides (techno)
    Rammstein: pretty much any album, but let's go with Sehnsucht (German industrial rock)
    Sisters of Mercy: Floodland (goth rock, except Eldritch always hated being labelled "goth")
    They Might Be Giants: any album, so let's say... Flood (quirky surreal alternative rock)
    Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman (techno)
    VNV Nation: Empires (EBM/electronic pop)
    Xymox: The Clan of Xymox (goth)

    I'm sure that's 10 albums, but I suck at counting. Ordered alphabetically, not by quality. I have a lot more to say on the subject, but I'm trying to keep it short.
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  25. #3450
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    @Gryzemuis, I understand what you mean. The US and UK are definitely coming from different places especially with electronic music. I feel really close to both sides actually. They both speak to me (in different ways; the whole Gary Numan - NiN dynamic always amuses me. I love both but, yeah, they're coming from very different places), but I can understand having an allegiance for one and distaste for the other.

    Oh, and not to get us too far off topic either, Josh Turner released another fine Paul Simon cover today, and that's what's warmed my heart just today, just now.

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