What are you listening to at the moment?

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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Krepusculum » 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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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Nefastos » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:58 am

Polyhymnia wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:20 am
Nefastos, let us know what you think if you manage to track Disintegration down!


I finally got this, and after it took over a week to travel one kilometer's journey in mail, I have had some time to be acquainted with Disintegration. I have more trouble to get into this album than I had with Pornography, which I instantly liked. The album is solid, but no so solid as Pornography, and not equally intense. It has melancholy instead of depression, rainy evenings to recall one's traumas instead of fog-filled nights to dream nightmares. I will continue listening, but Pornography wins.

After a longer pause without listening to black metal at all I have also listened to some Limbonic Art, Satyricon & older Dimmu Borgir. Ah, Broderskapets Ring, such a delight!
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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Benemal » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:48 pm

Disintegration was a grower for me too. Next I would recommend more british depression, Joy Division. Perhaps you've missed this legendary band also. I feel like a hipster, mentioning them. Not really a nice feeling, but I'll suffer for the greater good. Two albums, before the vocalist hanged himself in 1980. There's no other band that sounds the same, though many would like to.
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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Polyhymnia » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:12 pm

Benemal wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:48 pm
There's no other band that sounds the same, though many would like to.
Perfectly described. I love Joy Division. This is my favourite video and I love watching Ian Curtis perform.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dBt3mJtgJc
Between those epileptic seizures he would have and that pure desolation in his eyes it's definitely something to see.
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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Polyhymnia » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:15 pm

Nefastos wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:58 am
Polyhymnia wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:20 am
Nefastos, let us know what you think if you manage to track Disintegration down!


I finally got this, and after it took over a week to travel one kilometer's journey in mail, I have had some time to be acquainted with Disintegration. I have more trouble to get into this album than I had with Pornography, which I instantly liked. The album is solid, but no so solid as Pornography, and not equally intense. It has melancholy instead of depression, rainy evenings to recall one's traumas instead of fog-filled nights to dream nightmares. I will continue listening, but Pornography wins.

After a longer pause without listening to black metal at all I have also listened to some Limbonic Art, Satyricon & older Dimmu Borgir. Ah, Broderskapets Ring, such a delight!
Limbonic Art! It's been years since I sat down and listened. I used to like them very much, but I bet I'll appreciate them even more with older ears. I haven't listened to any Dimmu Borgir, but I did like that song you posted quite a bit.
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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby Kenazis » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:31 pm

Polyhymnia wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:15 pm
Limbonic Art! It's been years since I sat down and listened. I used to like them very much, but I bet I'll appreciate them even more with older ears. I haven't listened to any Dimmu Borgir, but I did like that song you posted quite a bit.
In ancient times when I was young and beautiful, this Dimmu Borgir record was one of my favourite bm-record. Next Dimmu was disappointment and I tried to like it, but never did. Been listening Limbonic Art after years and must take that Dimmu record and listen to it also now. Thanks for reminder about this classic.
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Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Postby obnoxion » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:31 pm

After previewing a book I just ordered - Helen Abbott's "Baudelaire in Song" - I've been listening to French singer-songwriters that sing Baudelaire's poetry: Leo Ferre, Serge Gainsbourg and Juliette Noureddine. I really should take out the bilingual edition of Baudelaire and try to follow the original French verses.
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