What are you listening to at the moment?

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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Crepusculum » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:41 am

Polyhymnia wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:36 pm
I thought it best to post this here so as not to derail the Secret Doctrine reading group.
Smaragd wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:13 pm
I suppose we can search for these different qualities of gasses and light and flame by our psycho-physical senses and imagination — hear them in music for example.
Is anyone familiar with the Atalanta Fugiens? An impressive example of multimedia for the 1600s revolving around alchemy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a6X-JUL2LE
Somehow overlooked this post. I follow his channel and this has been in my to watch list for some time so thanks for the reminder.
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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby obnoxion » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:59 pm

The ghost story is, I believe, the highest topic of any art. Like M. R. James wrote in a letter to his parents, I, too, always get from them "an impression of truth". One of the traditional forms of a Europian ghost story is, of course, the ballad. That is partly why it is so thrilling to listen to Dean Kitter's beautiful "Ghost Ballads".
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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Silvaeon » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:14 am

Aquila wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:52 pm
I wonder if we have any fans of progressive rock here? Few weeks ago we listened to some Magma with two other members and for very long time progressive rock, mostly the earlier stuff, has been among my all-time favourite music. I'd say that I'm into all the classic bands like King Crimson, Genesis, Gentle Giant, Van Der Graaf Generator, Yes, Rush, you name it. Also the more obscure sub-genres are of great interest to me and bands like Magma, which I already mentioned, and other zeuhl stuff (these French pioneers invented their own language - Kobaïan - for their lyrics) and some German kraut rock like Amon Düül II, Can etc.

One of the more obscure albums that I often return to: the self-titled album of Weidorje, a group founded by two former members of Magma. If anyone's into this kind of music or wishes to hear interesting new music, still finding some strangely catchy moments every now and then when the song grows minute by minute, here's a fine track from Weidorje's album:

https://youtu.be/f8g5nn0qcEo

Something heavier and more psychedelic from the seventies, Amon Düül II - Surrounded by the Stars

https://youtu.be/L_jpcR7BuAk
I'm a pretty big fan of all the bands you mentioned, except Genesis. I still don't really understand them - they don't rock! :lol: Big fan of King Crimson, old Yes, Magma, Camel, Can etc though. I saw an improv Damo Suzuki set that was really quite bizarre and fascinating a few years ago.

Rush are my favorite band of all time, but I'll leave it at that instead of going on a fanboy rant.

I saw Magma a few years ago too and they totally blew me away - I thought the energy was huge and I was completely spellbound the whole set. I'll have to check out that Weidorje album!
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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Polyhymnia » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:02 am

obnoxion wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:59 pm
The ghost story is, I believe, the highest topic of any art. Like M. R. James wrote in a letter to his parents, I, too, always get from them "an impression of truth". One of the traditional forms of a Europian ghost story is, of course, the ballad. That is partly why it is so thrilling to listen to Dean Kitter's beautiful "Ghost Ballads".
This is right up my alley. I'm going to see if I can find a physical copy for my collection.

Fra Silvaeon showed me Magma a few months back and they're SO CRAZY. In the best way possible. Also a Rush fan, and my best friend is a huge Yes fan so we listen to alot of prog in these here parts.
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