17. Sep. 2014, 18:22 von MampatoReligion, art and politics have been displaced by consumerism. This is the centre to most people's lives. Spiritual enrichment is rejected for an instant need for gratification. Post-war Labour collectivism is dead. No-one wants to be altruistic or politically active. People retract from politics. The consolation provided by art and religion is not really sought after. This attributable to economic policies from the late 70s, which rejected collective action and glorified the individual. The Conservative party have been the most radical in the sense that they glorified radical economic policies and individualism. (The Labour party have been more conservative in that, of late, they accommodate themselves to these radical developments.) This has resulted in the debasement of culture and the death of spiritual enrichment. This is partly attributable to the selfish social revolutions of the 1960s. Young people, I find, are keener to go out for orgiastic nights out. …
14. Jun. 2013, 21:52 von fdunihoIn a journal article called Development of my Taste in Music, I am giving a long, meandering autobiographical account of how my taste in music developed. Here I'm going to just highlight the main albums that shaped my tastes, or where I'm not sure what the exact album was, are representative of the direction my taste was taking. To the best of my ability, I will list albums in the order that I first listened to them. For some classical music, I will list a different recording, because the original vinyl is not available on Last.fm, or I just don't remember what it was. This is a work in progress, and gaps may be filled in as time goes on. It is fairly lengthy, but if you're short on time, you can just look over the album covers.
This is not my first recording of Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite, but it is the one I later bought on CD. …
13. Feb. 2013, 16:41 von Fro_Bro--------------------------------
Computer Games by George Clinton
Everything Erik Satie ever wrote
More Claude Debussy
More Maurice Ravel
Stuff by the others in Les Six
"The Serpent's Egg" by Dead Can Dance
More Gloria Coates
Rain Tree Crow
Hot Hot Hawk
Borden, Ferraro, Godin, Halo & Lopatin
Saint Leidal The 2nd
Cow Parade Cow
Chico Freeman And The Fritz Pauer Trio
✝ DE△D VIRGIN ✝
The Post-Modern Cliche
GRIPPERS NOTHER ONESERS
Outer Limits Recordings
7. Jan. 2013, 4:46 von hiarctowhttp://hiarctow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Summoning-the-past-small.jpg
The new Beithíoch release Summoning the Past is now out and can now be downloaded in one of two ways.
1. A shortened version free from hiarctow.com in mediocre quality mp3 format.
2. An extended version (with an additional 18 minutes of all new never before-heard music) in various high quality formats from the Beithíoch bandcamp page - for a mere 2.50 euro.
Summoning the Past is largely made up of tracks originally released on other albums/demos/etc, here finally brought to a more ‘definitive’ level of completion. Summoning the Past is also intended to presage the next Beithíoch album, showcasing how the project has matured stylistically over the years, and to give a bit of a sense of what can be expected from new material.
Síol Na Gréine Maeror Tri Biosphere Beethoven Bach Demilich Burzum Dead Can Dance Averse SefiraImmolationIncantationJesuRevengeAnton…
8. Feb. 2012, 18:21 von MusicHallofFame
2. Jan. 2012, 16:45 von BahkasikaBest albums of 2011:
Originally this section was titled Best album, but I ran into troubles. How can I pick between a band that has influenced my musical taste more than any other, my all-time favourite female vocalists, and a new rising star with three kick-ass albums to her name? And of course, I'm talking about Eppu Normaali's acoustic, two-disc Mutala, Kate Bush's 50 Words for Snow, and Chisu's excellent Kun valaistun. I really can't, so the best album this year is a shared prize. Sorry for being boring...
50 Words for Snow:
One of the albums I bought in physical form in this year. After the first time I listened through this, I was regretting the decision to buy it. Luckily, it took just a few more times and the album started opening up to me. It really is a wonderful journey through snow. The only problem is the length: at one hour and five minutes, it requires some time to listen through. Call me old school, but in the past few years, I've really learned to appreciate shorter albums. …
17. Sep. 2011, 12:27 von hiarctowhttp://hiarctow.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/duchas1.jpg
The long awaited new album from Irish black metallers Beithíoch, is available now - complete and free - from hiarctow.com. "Dúchas" translates roughly to "instinct", or "that which is native", and is inspired by the glacier-torn landscape of Ireland's north.
Stylistically this album throws up a few surprises: much of it moves away from the droney, minimalist style of the debut album (and subsequent EP) towards a sound that has more melodic intricacies and more subtleties in the arrangements. At times this album flirts with an old school doom/death sound whilst at other moments hearkens more to early Gorgoroth, Ancient or Immortal. More importantly though, this album is a serious challenge to the staleness and mediocrity of modern metal.
Dúchas MP3 (RAR Archived)
Front cover - Back cover
Beithíoch's homepage @ Hi.Arc.Tow
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29. Apr. 2011, 0:10 von hiarctowhttp://hiarctow.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/blackocean.jpg
Cryosyncopy is back with a new album, the first in two years for the project. Black Ocean combines the moody, spacious, picturesque sound of debut album Recollection of Lost Fragments with the gritty cyberpunk beats and structures of side project Mushin. The effect is like listening to the sinister, technology pervaded world of William Gibson's Neuromancer novel.
Download or stream (via bandcamp) from Cryosyncopy's page @ hi.arc.tow
MP3 (RAR archived)
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More info here.
MushinSíol Na Gréine cryosyncopy Maeror Tri Radio NIHIL BiosphereTangerine Dream Burzum Dead Can Dance JesuTechno AnimalKarlheinz…
7. Feb. 2011, 20:23 von selcukalhanGreatest Musicians by Countries (147 Countries)
Greatest Films by Countries
1. Johann Sebastian Bach -Germany
2. Ludwig van Beethoven -Germany
3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -Austria
4. Antonio Vivaldi -Italy
5. Georg Friedrich Handel -Germany
6. Franz Joseph Haydn -Austria
7. Frederic Chopin -Poland
8. Franz Schubert -Austria
9. Johannes Brahms -Germany
10. Claudio Monteverdi -Italy
11.Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky-Russia
12.Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni-Italy
18.Georg Philipp Telemann-Germany
19.Jimi Hendrix-United States of America
24.Louis Armstrong-United States of America
13. Dez. 2010, 18:07 von DaevayasnaIt's cold, love these cold days without rain and a crystal sun hanging over our heads. It's good to walk with this weather... waiting for holidays and maybe a little bit of rest for my weary feet. And also I would study those Achaemenian Inscriptions at Bisotun quietly, and Geography, yes. Sometimes my life seems to be focused just on University... amen, could be worst.
Listening often to Jean Sibelius.