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Semirrahge (January 18th, 2003, 4:06 pm)

One of my biggest hobbies is music. I'm not an expert on any one musical type, but I find that I've heard of more bands/artists/styles than most people, even older than me.

I tend to run through different phases where I check out various artist and styles, and right now I'm into a Goth/Industrial/EBM/Techno kick. Having heard American techno (duh), Japanese techno, German/European techno, Indian Techno (I call it techno, maybe it's not), I decided to see if the Russians had it. *chuckle*

Anyhow, aside from techno, in the period of a month I will listen to nearly all aspects of my musical taste; which include:

Pop/Rock/Hard Rock (very little of this. It's too noisy.), Classical, Christian (hymns and such), Ambient (lots and lots. this is my favorite kind of music), Experimental (also little of this. most of it is too weird even for me.), Techno/Dance/Trance (I'm very picky about the sound. if it does not fit, I don't like it. Underworld rules.), Industrial (again, most of this is too noisy to listen to much), EBM (lots of this too. this stuff is better than Techno, for the most part), Goth/Prog/misc Metal (again, too noisy to listen to often.), New Age (also lots of this), World Beat, Ethnic, Bluegrass, Jazz/Fusion Jazz, Irish/Scottish/Celtic, Soundtracks, Rap (VERY, VERY little. I can't stand 99.99999% of all rap. rap rock/metal sucks huge chunks of rotten slimy cheese), JPop/rock and Anime music (an increasing amount of this) and other stuff that does not really fit into a set category, like Sigur Ros.

On the artist side, my typical favorites are:

Moby, Underworld, Vangelis, VNV Nation, Brian Eno, Enya, Pink Floyd, and Sigur Ros. Also, I must mention that I have a special thing for Sarah Brightman, Michael Crawford (my favorite singer of all time), Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli. I like Ayumi Hamasaki, Sakamoto Ma'aya and the defunct X-Japan.

I've just begun scratching the surface of artist like Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Ravi Shankar and the Mongolian Throat-Singing guys who's names I can't remember. New interests are Rammstein, Dream Theater, :wumpscut:, Cyclotimia, Blutengel, The Chieftans, and Tangerine Dream.

So. What kind of music do you listen to? When? Who are your favorite artists?

And, how well-heeled am I, really? You international folks (can't say guys, now, can I? :) ) will know lots more artists than I have access to... You can judge better than I.

radio listener

Siedhr (January 18th, 2003, 4:15 pm)

I'm your typical radio listener. I have no method what so ever. I listen to most everything except metal (urgh, the growling).

I like classical music, due to some 8 years of piano study, ambiental (like Deep Forest and Massive Attack), dance music of all kinds (esp. latino and all those oriental fellas Cheb Mami for example), celtic (Loreena McKennit) and in no particular order, Goran Bregovitch, Lisa Gerrard, the Verve, Moby, Enya and many, many soundtracks.

oh, and if it was on the radio, then i know of it. :)


cruise (January 19th, 2003, 1:09 pm)

Pretty much sums up my music collection :P

Favourite groups are The Tea Party, Garbage, Cowboy Junkies, Enya and Dire Straits.

Bands I like, but perhaps not heard enough to decide if they're "favourites": Eels, Avril Lavinge, Turin Brakes, Jewel, Niche, Mike Oldfield, 8stops7, Mogwai, Rootjoose, Suzanne Vega, Skunk Anansie, Queen, Green Day, Bare Naked Ladies, PM Dawn, Cibo Matto, Alabama 3.

Genre-wise, I have to admit Country is my favourite :P I was brought up on Johnny Cash, and he still rules. I also like alternative/weird stuff, though tend to avoid anything particularly heavy. Also don't like anything overly rhythym based, preferring a good melody. Classical therefore features, as does Celtic/Ethnic stuff. I still have quite a thing for 80's music, since it featured pretty heavily in my childhood :P

Film scores tend to be pretty popular with me...especially the more atmospheric/instrumental stuff...Hans Zimmer and Ennio Morricone being two noteworthies.

Um...oh yeah, and comedy/spoof stuff, though I'm not sure if that counts as genre :P Weird Al therefore rocks my world, and several of his songs helped me tremendously when I got dumped a few years back (You don't love me anymore, one more minute and Since you've been gone) :P

My mp3 collection (I don't bother keeping CD's....I'll buy 'em, but jut rip 'em and pass them on) is currently 10.5Gb, so I've probably got something to suit most people...except techno, rap, hip-hop and related. Used to really like rap, but I've kinda gone off it. Don't mind metal/rap so much...Linkin Park are pretty cool if I'm in the write mood, f'instance.

Allround metalkid

Wanderer (January 19th, 2003, 2:41 pm)

Yup, that's me, an allround metalkid, with some gothic and industrial on the side.

Let's see, favourites in no particular order of preference:

In black metal: emperor, limbonic art, immortal, satyricon, ancient rites.

In death metal: nile, vader, morbid angel, behemoth, and more melodic bands like arch enemy, in flames and dark tranquility.

In grindcore: nasum and napalm death.

In doom metal: my dying bride, moonspell, (the old) paradise lost and (again the old) anathema.

In general metal: metallica, machine head, sepultura, fear factory, tool.

In the gothic rock/metal: paradise lost, lacuna coil, the gathering.

And then a whole lot of metal bands that i'm forgetting about.

I listen to metal all the time. When i'm working on my computer, i'm allways listening to some sort of music station or chart streamed of the internet (i don't have that much music on my computer as mp3). Since i don't listen to industrial and gothic that much i don't really have favourites in that genre (though i would like to mention nine inch nails for industrial and love like blood for gothic).

Now it's not like i only listen to that sort of music. I do like some bands outside those genres, but just not as much... The only examples i can think of now are lamb and nick cave. Oh, and i avoid listening to pop-radio as much as possible.

yah, eclectic

Ben (January 19th, 2003, 10:57 pm)

I've listened to a lot of jazz for several years -- in fact, I (attempt to) play jazz on trumpet -- and since I live in southeast michigan most of my friends are into electronica and hip-hop, so I've had a fair amount of exposure to that. A few months ago I found out that in Europe, Jazz, electronica, and hip-hop are all coming together to form extreme Coolness, and I've been checking out some of that hybrid stuff (more jazz and elctronica than hip-hop, really). St. Germain is good, as is Cinematic Orchestra, and Jazzanova and Koop (their latest release, at least) are top-notch.

As far as rock/pop/etc. goes (*gets up to check CD case*), I like the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Ben Folds Five, the Hives, Green Day, Blur, They Might Be Giants, Jimmy Eat World, Weezer, and a few others.

In Jazz, there's Miles Davis (particularly what he did in the '50s with Gil Evans -- amazing stuff), Clifford Brown, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, early Coltraine -- basically, traditional bebop stuff.

I like some hip hop -- Blackstar, the Roots, etc. -- but I don't think I own any.

We're all going off on our own, aren't we?

Narainsbrain (January 20th, 2003, 4:45 am)

Is anybody listening to anyone else or just blindly posting lists of their own favourites? It feels like the Aye of Faith again =p

Oh well, why not =p

My fav genre? Rock, rock, rock, and no metal. I need to like the tune to like the song, and I just can't catch no melodies in screaming, gnashing metal. Must be an acquired taste.

Apart from that, I like almost the whole of the rock spectrum, from the very soft to the very energetic. Progressive rock/art rock was great stuff, it's terrible nobody does that any more. My top band of all time is Jethro Tull... What a style! It sounds like something Robin Hood would listen to, with electric guitars and a good measure of rock thrown in. And Ian Anderson plays the most amazing flute. I've been inspired to learn the flute myself because of that.

Second fave band - Pearl Jam. They played great grunge in the beginning, which I loved, then slowly mellowed but started doing all sorts of different styles that don't sound like each other at all, especially in the two most recent albums Binaural and Riot Act: some songs don't sound like anything else you've (well, I've) ever heard, and that's something I love even more.

Other great bands: 3 Doors Down, Counting Crows, Spin Doctors, Blues Traveler, Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, Dire Straits / Mark Knopfler, Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Basically, almost anything that has a rockish feel to it while also sounding somewhat unusual at the same time. I don't enjoy the usual-and-getting-to-be-very-common thrashing pop-rock, and I can't stand Linkin Park... I hope this doesn't spark off a holy war; I'll stop here right now.


Semirrahge (January 20th, 2003, 6:26 am)

Now that everyone has posted...

I'll say right now that I'm like Cruise - EVERYTHING has be melodic. I DESPISE ANY KIND OF DISSONANCE. Dissonance is not the same as noisy, but the cleaner the sound the better. So, Classical is my mainstay, but since there is dissonance, I prefer the more consistantly harmonic Ambient now. But it's hard to find "real" ambient from modern artists. I don't consider ambient to have a rhythm, so... Songs like Moby's "The Sky is Falling" or... I can't think of another good example right now. I like Ambient like the entire "On Land" album - my favorite album ever, often I listen to it several times in a row - or "The Prophecy Theme" from Dune.

My other major point is Lyrics. If there are lyrics, they have to measure up to my standards. Ronan Harris of VNV Nation is currently king of lyrics in my book, but I also like Broadway stuff, like Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Phantom of the Opera". Examples of good lyrics include: "Beloved" (VNV Nation); "The First of May" (Originally by the Bee Gees, but I prefer Sarah Brightman's cover); "Papa, Can You Hear Me/Piece of Sky" (No idea what play it's from, but Michael Crawford sings it); "High Hopes" (Pink Floyd); "Wish You Were Here" (Pink Floyd); "The Sound of Silence" (Simon & Garfunkle); "Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall" (Simon & Garfunkle).

There is very little music that I won't ever listen to. I hate, as a rule, though: Rap (too much language for no reason, sexual nastiness, pointlessness in general and badly written rhyme); Alternative (It just all-around sucks. Everyone sings/plays/writes the same. You've heard Creed? Then you've got the point.); 80's Pop/Rock (It's too infatuated with synth and stupid drums and dumb lyrics and... Other dumb things); Dance (Too repetitive, and stupid lyrics to boot).

There are exeptions to these, of course, I like "Heaven" (currently plays on something like a 30 minute rotation on our local dance station), although for reasons that I can't understand. And I like "Cleanin' Out My Closet" (radio edit) because of the lyrics.

I HATE the radio. :) I can listen to it for a little while, but it is just full of things I hate: No Industrial/Techno/EBM (just dance and other variations on that style of Electronica - although our dance station occaisionally plays "Born Slippy.NUXX"); Commercials; DJ's; and dumb music or music I don't like.

Narain, I keep intending to check out Jethro Tull, but I keep forgetting. :) If it's what I think it is, you might like X-Japan. I hate Prog Rock, though - or, at least, I hate Yes. Though, I LIKE Jon Anderson's stuff that he did with Vangelis. Ah yes - Linkin Park sucks, too. :)

Hellkeepa *edit* I think you'll find that was wanderer, actually - cruise - I generally dislike Death/Doom/Thrash/Crash (not quite sure that I know the difference with those, but...) Metal, the Metal I can listen to is Stratovarius and Dream Theater, which I believe is Prog Metal. I have listened to Marilyn Manson, whatever kind of music he makes... But it's too sick. Paradise Lost is ok, some of it... Mostly the Metal attraction is the fact that I like anything bizarre.

Anyone here heard of a one-man band called SHINE? The only CD I know of his is INTHECENTRE. I've heard a lot of bizarre stuff in my day, but SHINE takes the cake. :P

ben, I need to check that out. D'you know what it's called? Jazz is cool, and Electronica (can be VERY) cool... A mixture would rule. The Beatles are iffy, Beach Boys are cool (harmonies, again), Ben Folds (What little I've heard) is cool... They Might Be Giants are nutcases, and therefore are cool.

Hip-Hop, Trip-Hop, any of that does NOT work for me. Black gospel (soul) grates on my nerves. If you're gonna hit a note, hit it. Quit slobbering all around it.

Bebop (some of it, I'm not THAT familiar with it) is cool.

Oh, anyone familar with "Blip-Hop"? Mouse on Mars, Pole, etc... That's cool too.

Cruise - I have you beat. I'm pushing 20 gigs. :) My collection ranges from Britney Spears (No, I don't like her) to Roots (them either - I just have a thing about deleting stuff) to Bach to Johnny Hallyday to Neil Diamond to Laura Fabian to Faye Wong.

You like Country? Come visit me. :) Every other radio station is Country.

Lessee... Did I miss anything?

Right now I'm downloading Goth-interest music; Futurepop, Goth Pop, Darkwave, Apocalyptic Folk ...I've never heard of 90% of this stuff. Anyone else?

Bands include TNT Art (I think they are Russian - I can't find ANYTHING on them); Das Ich; Chineseblack; Clan of Xymox; Deine Lakaien; Finsterra; Faith and the Muse; Melotron... Etc. I have not heard most of this yet, though.

Lessee... Basically, I like music that contains a reasonable amount of harmony/melody, not to repetitive, not noisy, good lyrics, dark/depressing, melodramatic/romantic and with singers that can sing properly.

I like Southern Gospel, but I dislike Country (A matter of content, I think). Plus, I sing, so I like the Gospel harmonies because they just sound so doggone cool. And it's fun. :)

I need to go to bed AND to shut up. I've hijaacked my own thread!

cruise (January 20th, 2003, 10:58 am)

To those who liked Peral Jam, I insist you check out The Tea Party...I think you'll like. Good lyrics, very good lead singer, huge variety of different music across their albums (with a lot of eastern influence in many of them). Superb stuff.

I actually happen to like Creed - some of their lyrics are very good - but I agree with that kind of thing sounding the same...but because I like that sound, I don't have a problem with that :P

The other band I'd recommend if you like well written stuff is Cowboy Junkies. Despite their name, they areactually country, though that's certainly a heavy influence...they're a weird mix of folk, country and rock.

The main thing I want from my music is emotion, I think. I llike music that creates emotion within, that conveys feelings.

Narainsbrain (January 20th, 2003, 12:07 pm)

This is good, I'm hearing a lot of band names I haven't heard before. More mp3s to download, more new music to listen to! Whee. =)

Apart from that, I can't think of much of a reply, since I've already explained my musical taste. I'll d/l the new stuff (The Tea Party and X-Japan), then I'll get back to you.

Gyroscope (January 20th, 2003, 10:26 pm)

i'm into a lot of stuff, from venetian snares to a silver mt. zion.

my favourite song, and this will never change, is tha by aphex twin.

yeah, good suggestions; I've got to download some more stuff

Ben (January 21st, 2003, 1:24 am)

D'you know what it's called?

The unofficial moniker is "Nu-Jazz", I think, but in the U.S. you'll usually find it scattered throughout the dance section of the record store, sadly (or in Techno/Electronica in some of the bigger places).

Incidentally, I'm listening to the Vines right now. ("Country Yard" and "1969" are great songs.)

Oh Yeah

cruise (January 21st, 2003, 11:26 am)

I forgot to mention I love J-Pop and anime themes :P

Secondary Favorites

Semirrahge (January 25th, 2003, 5:02 am)

Since I seem to have even more eclectic a taste than Cruise, I thought I'd post some bands and songs that I find interesting for various reasons.

ABBA - Yes, I am a fan of the 70's and early 80's pop group. Favorite songs are:

"Super Trouper"

"Take a Chance on Me"

"Fernando" (The Swedish version)


Maybe you can't dig the slower music, so try out the A-Teens covers, done with techno drum machines and modern synths. The drawback is that harmonies are harsher and the voices don't blend as well as in the originals. Also, check out the Thunderpuss remix of "Dancing Queen".

:wumpscut: - I have not spend too much time looking this guy up, but suffice to say that his music is dark, noisy, hard and evil industrial - with words and singing to match. I really don't like 90% of the stuff I've heard from him due to language content, but... Try:

"Wreath of Barbs" (somewhat softer and cleaner(musically) than most of his)

"Soylent Green" (Or try the german version, "Soylent Grun")

"Golgotha" (quite freaky - esp to me, since this gouges my beliefs)

Vangelis - World famous New Age and Soundtrack composer. I'd be surprised if no one here had even HEARD of him. I really like his softer and more ambient works, and his stuff that uses vocalists. Try:

"Psalmus Ode" (theme from "The Plague" film by Roman Polanski)


"Hymn" (Choral Version)

"12 O'Clock"

"He is Sailing" (with Jon Anderson"

"Each and Every Day (Bird Song)" (with Jon Anderson)

"My Face in the Rain" (with Jon Anderson)

"The Friends of Mr. Cairo" (with Jon Anderson)

You can see, I like Vangelis very much... I have more music by him than any other artist - something like 163 songs.

tomandandy - "Half Light" I know very little about this group or song. I heard it on Mothman Prophecies, and I downloaded it. I can't seem to find much of their stuff to download.

Boots Randolph - "Yakety Sax" This is supposed to be comedian Benny Hill's theme, but I don't know about that, having never seen any of his stuff. It's a funny, upbeat sax-and-horns-and drum tune.

Glad - I'm 99% sure none of you will have heard these guys, because they are Christian artists. One of the few contemporary Christian artists I listen too, they are quite awesome. The five-member vocal band performs the music by mouth - and they sing, too. :) Maybe you're not hip on Christian music, but check them out:

"A Mighty Fortress is Our God" is my all-time favorite.

Brian Eno - The father of true ambient music, I love his stuff. :)

On Land, the entire album, is my absolute favorite of all his works.

"Theme from 'Creation'" Is really good, too. And while "Spinning Away" is not ambient, it's still very cool.

J-Pop - Some of my top tunes here are composed by Yoko Kanno, of Cowboy Bebop, Macross and Escaflowne fame.

Cowboy Bebop:


"The Real Folk Blues"


"Goodnight Julia"

"Green Bird"

"Space Lion"


"Yakusoku Wa Iranai" (The opener)

"Poketto wo Kara ni Shite" (Empty the Pocket)

Actually, I like anything Sakamoto Maaya sings. :P

Other stuff not composed by Kanno:

"Into the Dream III" (This is somewhere in Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou, or His and Her Circumstances - But I don't know where 'cause I don't have any soundtrack listings and I've not seen the whole thing yet.)

"Super Drive" (the Gravitation opener. Never seen it.)

"You Get Burning" (Opener for Martian Successor Nadesico. I only like this at random times.)

"Like Myself" (Closer for Nadesico. I also only like this at random times.)

"Ayeka Bojo" (This is from Tenchi Muyo! - But I've never seen it. If it has lots of songs like this, I really am missing out.)

"Komm, Susser Todd" (From Eva. Yes, I know it's perverted to like music from this anime, but..)

"Logos Naki World" (World Without Logos, theme song to Hellsing)

"Musical Entertainment" (Also from Hellsing. Alternative with blues undertones, with a neat but very odd hacked-together orchestral background loop.)

"Toll of the Masked Priest's Chapel" (a Gothic tune from Hellsing. Organ, bells, and some harp.)

"Faulty Neurosis-like Tune" (Another from Hellsing. In fact, if you like strange crossover music, you'd like nearly all the stuff from Hellsing. Most of it is Hard Rock meets Blues, and some of it is your normal Gothic vampire music, but everything is odd because the composer uses strange sample loops throughout.)

I could go on - But I've been writing this off and on all day...

Thanks for reminding me :P

cruise (January 25th, 2003, 2:33 pm)

Meant to ask this a while ago:

I sometime have a yearning for Heavy, Dark and SLOW stuff...yet I haven't found anything that really fits the bill...most heavy and dark stuff is noisy and fast too...I want the aural equivalent of molasses :P

Alabama 3 comes closest with some of theirs (Too Sick to Pray, for example), but it's not consistent...does anyone know of groups that are slow /and/ heavy?

And yeah, Abba and Vangelis cool too. Jean Micheal Jarre kinda goes without saying, if you like Vangelis :P

Thanks for reminding me :P

Wanderer (January 25th, 2003, 4:56 pm)

With the obvious risk of mentioning things that are too noisy and/or fast for you:

The new paradise lost (link) is kinda like that (starting from their album draconian times), evoken (link) is really dark and heavy too, but you wouldn't like the vocals ;)

I just downloaded a track from a band called "poisonblack", which might sound like something you're after (hear song). Otherwise you might like Love Like Blood (i don't have a link for this), or In the Nursery (link - granted, they aren't heavy, but they're dark and slow though)... Oh, and check out VAST too (link - lot's of heavy dark and slow stuff here).


Semirrahge (January 25th, 2003, 5:11 pm)

Jean Michel is one of those "iffy" sections for me. There's a part from Oxygene that I like, part six, maybe? I can't find it so I don't know. :) Mostly he's too "pop" and less new age for my taste.

As for dark, heavy and slow... Hmm. Tricky. There's an indie band called Aesma Daeva (I think that's spelled right) that has a "Sonnet XXLV" or something similar. It's basically slow, steady drums, a bass guitar playing like four notes, and the guy droning out a shakespeare poem. Only problem is he can't sing too well.

It sounds to me that you'd like a lot of Goth stuff... Try The Shroud and (if you can find anything by them) TNT Art. TNT Art is very cool but I only have one song and it's very LQ and I got it off a Russian site.

Other goth bands that I know a tad bit about and need to research more:

Claire Voyant

This Mortal Coil (I think they might fit your bill - but some of their stuff occasionally lacks in musical quality)

Samsas Traum

DVAR (But I know I won't be able to find anything on these guys - I've tried. Another Russian group)

Daemonia Nymphe (Russian, again)

Blutengel (A german Industrial/Darkwave band. Maybe not _slow_ as such... But it could fit.)

VNV Nation (Another EBM group, you might try this. You'd like "Carbon (Instrumental)")

Hmm. This is annoying. I know I've heard stuff that fits your bill, but... :) Try Apoptygma Berzerk's "Burning Heritic" not exactly heavy, but slower and still dark. You might also check out Blutengel and VNV Nation. Those are EBM/Industrial/Darkwave groups from (where else) Germany. VNV Nation has a song "Carbon (Instrumental)" that might be what you're looking for, and while I'm nowhere near as familiar with Blutengel, they sound similar, so I'm sure they have something. Also, try "Legion (Anachron)" by VNV Nation.

Nothing here is HEAVY I.E. Metal instrumentation, but it's all dark.

Have you checked out Sigur Ros? They have molasses music, but it's not exactly dark and heavy. But it's not light, either. Listen up, Narain - you might like these guys. In fact, everyone should check out Sigur Ros.

And you know what they say. If you don't like what you can get, make it yourself. :)


spinning-plates (January 25th, 2003, 11:51 pm)

I'll listen to anything. Favourties are post rock, idm, trip-hop, indie and punk/hardcore. i also love ambience, classical, classic rock, and underground hip hop. Radiohead is probably my favourite band, along with Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Sigur Ros. Country is probably the only genre you can find something within that I don't enjoy.

my favourite bands/musicians categorized:

post rock - godspeed you! black emperor, sigur ros, do make say think, mogwai, a silver mount zion

idm - aphex twin, squarepuhser, venetian snares, boards of canada, autechre, plaid, mum

trip-hop - portishead, massive attack, sneaker pimps, tricky

punk/hardcore - refused, new bomb turks, international noise conspiracy, the clash, sonic youth, at the drive-in

hip-hop - dr. octagon, deltron 3030

dancy stuff - ladytron

other - beck, radiohead, bjork


spinning-plates (January 25th, 2003, 11:53 pm)

I've also got quite a bit of video game and anime music on my playlist along with that stuff, and I have a soft spot for 80s new wave stuff.

my all time favorite song is street spirit (fade out) by radiohead.


Hellkeepa (January 31st, 2003, 1:14 pm)


Man, I don't think I've seen so much good music collected in one place before!

What I listen to is too much to type out here, but I can leave you with a link to my playlist. Note that the rap is deleted, got sick of it a good while ago (this was copied alongside a lot of other stuff), but Emimen is still there: His lyrics have a certain something to them, which is why I listen to him. You will also notice a bit of radio pop (Soda, Blümchen and so on) in there, but that's mainly for variation: Good music sounds SO much better after listening to some bad music. ;-ş

Now I can come with some recommondations:

For those who are looking for slow metal I think you'll like "Nine Inch Nails", they're quite extraordinary in their style and can perhaps be classified as "alternative progressive metal".

Another good group, which I don't see anyone has mentioned either (edit: Just noticed spinning-plates post, someone did mention them. :-D ), is "Portishead". What genre this is I have NO idea about, but it's GOOD music! Very slow and melodic, sad as hell too, but that's good. The closest I've come to classify this is "Acid jazz", but I don't think it's correct.

"Mazzive Attack", which someone here mentioned was "Ambient", well.. They're not, they are "Trip-hop" (which has NOTHING to do with hip-hop!), and they are good at it. I'll grant you that their style is quite ambient like, but they have too much rhythm to be it. (I think every single one of you have heard "Teardrop", it was a BIG hit about 4-5 years ago.)

For those who like Ambient and general (wierd) electronica: "Aphex Twin" and "Autechre" are two sure winners in both categories, they both have some amazing ambient and some really good electronica.

I think I'll shut up now, and go get something to eat. ;-) Perhaps I'll post more recommondations when I get to work. :-)

Happy fraggin'!

Current new tastes...

Semirrahge (October 17th, 2003, 12:21 pm)

I've recently discovered that there's a genre called Dark Ambient, and being the fan of ambient that I am, I had to check it out. I currently really enjoy like Synaesthesia's Desideratum II, with my favorite song being "Tubastrea Aurea".

I also, here a while back, went and mirrored's "/groups" directory, so I have a TON of Blip, IDM, Ambient, Experimental, etc. that I've barely scratched the surface of.

Ah. Phooey. Out of time, maybe I'll add to this later.


Winter Tide (October 4th, 2004, 9:11 pm)

I feel like this is an atic full of old relics I mean I'm posting a full year and a half later! I'm begining to wonder if anyone even posts hear anymore. well I was going to ask if anyone was interested in comenting on some stuff I've written if anyone is interested I'll try to get semirrahge to my stuff.

(note I can only respond on mondays)


Wanderer (October 5th, 2004, 9:21 am)

Well then, post your stuff in the feedback forum! :)

We went away for a little sleep...

cruise (October 11th, 2004, 10:53 am)

...but we're waking up again :P

Lots of changes behind the scenes, and a new issue is about to go live, so yeah, we're still here :P


Wanderer (October 11th, 2004, 11:15 am)

When is "about to"?!

Can't wait to see all that fine new writing in my fancy design :)

Edit: Nevermind, it's up allready... impatient me!


Semirrahge (November 2nd, 2004, 7:34 pm)

After an eternal 2-month-plus semi-existance without internet, I am now online, thanks to my new Sprint phone!

In keeping with a grand old TSFE tradition, this post is WAY off-topic: I was thinking that maybe for each new edition, we should also have a new CSS stylesheet to match, and would be set as default unless the person logs in and has a specific stylesheet preference set.


Wanderer (November 4th, 2004, 1:04 pm)

Not a bad idea, though that means more work for me (or you know, anybody else that wants to do a cover page), and more work for testing and debugging the stylesheet. I don't know how complex it is for this website, but yeah... Definatly more work; and you know how we're all slackers, right ;)

Could be fun...

cruise (November 19th, 2004, 11:36 am)

And would confuse the pants off people who visit rarely :P (though it ouldn't bother me, because I am enternally pant-less!! MUAHAHAHAHAHA. And yes, I realise you probably didn't want to know that... :)


cruise (January 19th, 2005, 3:10 pm)

I really must do something about the security on these boards...


And of course, being English, I don't mean trousers when I say pants.

Otherwise, of course, I would have said trousers...

cruise (January 19th, 2005, 3:11 pm)

*zapped with the anti-impersonator ray*

Wanderer (January 20th, 2005, 10:53 am)

You were wearing pants the last time i saw you dude. Good thing too, would be quite a silly sight otherwise.

Eldritch (January 20th, 2005, 11:11 pm)

Not to mention disturbing. You've always looked like a tranny...*note: I don't say tranny. Whoever did this is wicked and should burn at the steak while arrows are fired at him. And while surrounded with sausages, so he must die in pain AND hunger, mouth-watering from the smell of delicious sausages. YES...*

Back on topic...

cruise (February 28th, 2005, 12:32 pm)

I've recently discovered the band "Nightwish" and all I can say is: WOW

Orchestral metal with a classically trained female lead. I just can't stop listenign to them at all....I think I may have found close to my perfect band :P

Back on topic...

Wanderer (March 1st, 2005, 10:44 am)

Have you checked out Lacuna Coil yet?

Oh yeah...

cruise (March 1st, 2005, 12:34 pm)

I've got some of their stuff from ages ago - I haven't listend to what you uploaded yet. But I already know I like them :P

Oh yeah...

Eldritch (March 9th, 2005, 12:05 am)

Someone edited my last post. I never said that. I'm mostly a trance, 20's tea time jazz and nursery rhymes kind of guy. Rush, Jethro Tull, that kind of stuff. I don't like Lacuna Coil much. Nightwish is usually okay. But when it comes to metal, I'm more of a Busted kind of guy. Check out Mc Fly :D. And I'm gonna find who's editing the posts. And unleash my wrath upon them. Terrible things will happen. Terrible, terrible things...

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