Song of the Moment

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Re: Song of the Moment

Unread postby Magic J » 25 October 2020, 16:10

dragonfire wrote:David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes

David Bowie is a goddamn legend.

He had a 99.5% hit rate. The 0.5% abysmal shit that he released, whilst utterly, utterly terrible, can never tarnish this.

But seriously though, "The Laughing Gnome" is one of the worst songs ever. I'm not even going to post it, it's that shit. Look it up if you're interested. :P

Anyway, I'm listening to IDLES again. New album, Ultra Mono, is out. Here be fighting music.



Also, I'm posting "Never Fight a Man With a Perm" again, because the guitar riff is fucking excellent and you must listen to it forever.



Remember live music? That was the shit.
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Re: Song of the Moment

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Re: Song of the Moment

Unread postby René » 26 October 2020, 09:29



One of the most amazing things I've ever heard.

The fact that this was my and Brenden's boyfriend's wakeup alarm tune was one of the first dozen or so indications I got that he's awesome in the 12 hours or so after meeting him for the first time :awesome:
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Re: Song of the Moment

Unread postby Magic J » 26 October 2020, 21:56

Future Islands have a new album out, As Long As You Are. Not given it the proper listen it deserves yet, but here's one of the singles, "Thrill". Stopped me dead when they played it on 6 Music.



Going to attempt some amateur interpretation here, since I've been going over it a bit. They continue with their consistent water symbolism, only we've moved from a contemplative stance ("watching from the shore" - On the Water; "The sea was large today, watching on this winter's eve" - Time on Her Side), to images of immersion, or water flowing through, or arising within the body ("it keeps on running, keeps on running over me"). I like to interpret it as a metaphor for time, which is always a big element of their music; dealing with memory, nostalgia, missed opportunities, etc.

So what does the shift in stance signify here? The old sea imagery suggests vastness, time and the memory of a life considered in toto, whilst this new images of running water, of rivers, suggests flow, of time passing. There's a greater sense of direction and forward momentum than with the more cyclical, tidal images of the sea. We're "Fifth Street Bound", suggesting that some sort of ending is immanent. Could be the literal end, death, but water, and particularly immersion in water, conjures up ideas around rebirth, or a new beginning after purification. I see this as a very positive song. Melancholy, and as always with Future Islands, expressing profound loneliness ("nobody gonna pick me up"), but anticipating some sort of renewal.

That's my take. Looking forward to listening to the whole album.
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Re: Song of the Moment

Unread postby René » 27 October 2020, 11:33

This made me smile:



The composer himself. So cute :3 I love how into it he is! :keke:
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Re: Song of the Moment

Unread postby Magic J » 27 October 2020, 21:07

René wrote:"Baba Yetu"

More Civ Music? Words are the Lord's Prayer in Swahili, apparently. Pretty cool. :D

Some stuff I like right now, at this very moment:


Wasn't familiar with Saint Etienne. So much back catalogue to listen to.



Reminds me a little bit of old Tame Impala. Nice. You decide:

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Re: Song of the Moment

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Re: Song of the Moment

Unread postby Severelius » 27 October 2020, 21:28

Also if Rene's back on Civ music then I only just found out how much of a weird banger this tune is:



Despite Catherine de Medici being my fucking nemesis in this game, she's got a pretty good theme.
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Re: Song of the Moment

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Re: Song of the Moment

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Re: Song of the Moment

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 31 October 2020, 02:31

Anyone else prefer hearing someone live over their prerecorded stuff? I feel like the opposite is more common.

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Re: Song of the Moment

Unread postby Derek » 31 October 2020, 17:37

poolerboy0077 wrote:Anyone else prefer hearing someone live over their prerecorded stuff? I feel like the opposite is more common.



Didn't you make fun of me when I mentioned that I don't hate her?
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Re: Song of the Moment

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 31 October 2020, 18:17

Alicia Keys not that whispery green goblin. That woman is a gem. The only thing good that came out of Billie was her brother’s talented song writing.
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Re: Song of the Moment

Unread postby Magic J » 31 October 2020, 18:45

poolerboy0077 wrote:Anyone else prefer hearing someone live over their prerecorded stuff? I feel like the opposite is more common.

I mostly go for studio, but there are some people that are just far superior live. Young Fathers sound good mixed in studio, but miles better live, imo. Much more energetic, definitely a favourite.



There's also a few bands that are great live, but they don't really seem to translate well to video. The Twilight Sad spring to mind. Really good in person, but very meh sounding on live vids. I think it's perhaps because they rely on a kind of "wall of sound" effect that you can only really get there in person. Loudness is integral. :P You decide:

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Re: Song of the Moment

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Re: Song of the Moment

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Re: Song of the Moment

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Re: Song of the Moment

Unread postby Magic J » 7 November 2020, 23:07

And now, back to Brexit and Gazelle Twin's latest album, Pastoral (2018): An Industrialist look at Little England.



Definitely got something of Skinny Puppy to her. Ya did good, internet person who recommended me this. :thumbsup:
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Re: Song of the Moment

Unread postby Severelius » 10 November 2020, 16:49

Whenever I get in a mood where politics consumes me for whatever reason I always end back at the House of Cards soundtrack cause god it's just such a good soundtrack.

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Re: Song of the Moment

Unread postby erti » 10 November 2020, 17:01



If these tears can talk.
“Don't take my devils away, because my angels may flee too.”

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