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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by strangenova Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:35 am

nullPointer wrote:Dude, this is pretty great! Sometimes music that incorporates game inspired elements can come off as being a bit forced/hokey, but I really like this. A good indicator for me is to ask myself whether it's something I'd listen to even without references to <thing I like>. HORSE the Band definitely passes that criteria. They remind me a bit of early Baroness but with punk interludes and well implemented 8 bit synth. Thanks for the rec!

Hey I'm just glad you like it. I've never listened to Baroness before, got any tracks you'd recommend from them?
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by nullPointer Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:16 am

strangenova wrote:
nullPointer wrote:Dude, this is pretty great! Sometimes music that incorporates game inspired elements can come off as being a bit forced/hokey, but I really like this. A good indicator for me is to ask myself whether it's something I'd listen to even without references to <thing I like>. HORSE the Band definitely passes that criteria. They remind me a bit of early Baroness but with punk interludes and well implemented 8 bit synth. Thanks for the rec!

Hey I'm just glad you like it. I've never listened to Baroness before, got any tracks you'd recommend from them?

After listening to a bit more HORSE the Band I may have made a tenuous connection, but Baroness is still a good band (and I can still hear similarities between the two at least insofar as some of the the elements of prog). Baroness is one of the two successful bands to come out of the amazingly fertile 00's Georgia sludge scene (the other being the equally awesome Mastodon). Their first song to gain some degree of popularity was A Horse Called Golgotha off the Blue Album. I'm a bit of an outlier in terms of my Baroness fandom though since my favorite album of theirs is the double album Yellow and Green. Red and Blue are their early albums and are generally considered by many to be their best. Yellow and Green is more chill than their earlier stuff, and maybe even more accessible. but I dig it.

*WARNING* Baroness album covers might be considered NSFW - depends on your W, lol
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by strangenova Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:17 pm

I listened to a couple tracks "Chlorine and Wine" and "Take My Bones Away". Yeah I don't see the connection you were getting. They do have a good sound and the prog is definitely a driving factor it seems. I'm gonna check out some more of their stuff. Perhaps some of the older tracks.
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by nullPointer Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:20 pm

strangenova wrote:I listened to a couple tracks "Chlorine and Wine" and "Take My Bones Away". Yeah I don't see the connection you were getting. They do have a good sound and the prog is definitely a driving factor it seems. I'm gonna check out some more of their stuff. Perhaps some of the older tracks.

Yeah if there's any connection at all it would probably be to their earlier tracks like Horse Called Golgotha, but even then it might be a stretch. Their later stuff is still quite good (IMO), but a lot of it is more staid and laid back, just depends on what you're after. HORSE the Band seems fairly unique (and awesome!), so I might have been overreaching in the first place in an attempt to make any solid comparison.
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by BoneSnapDeez Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:29 pm

I was big into emocore and screamo (think stuff on Ebullition Records, Level Plane, and so on) back in college (2003-ish) and remember listening to Horse the Band way back then. Haven't heard that name uttered in years.
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by strangenova Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:28 pm

They still hold up man, as long as you can still jive with that style.

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it's all good man, the connection might be a stretch but you still showed me some new stuff to listen to.
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by REPO Man Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:29 pm

I also recently scored a bundle of VHS Glitch albums, over at Groupees, who's giving 20% of sales to Make a Wish International.

I only paid $2 and got a FUCKTON of albums and EPs from synthwave band VHS Glitch. And because I preordered, I got access to all the stuff available to people who paid at least $4.

Currently, 4 of the 5 bonuses are unlocked, with the final one being 77% of the way to being unlocked.

If you like synthwave, check it out. But hurry, because there's only 7 days and 21 hours left (as I type this).
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by nullPointer Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:52 pm

I mentioned over in the What Are You Playing thread that I started up Phoenix Wright: Justice For All, and now I can't get this out of my head!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fKAsvJrFes

I guess one could do a lot worse in terms of ear worms. :mrgreen:
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by dsheinem Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:48 am

Getting into Todd Rundgren a bit (for the first time). Digging what I have checked out so far! I picked these up on vinyl this weekend:

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Also been digging into Oneohtrix Point Never, another new(ish) discovery for me. I picked up these two LPs a month or so ago:

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I am trying to see more live shows this year for the first time in a long time. So far I have concerts set up for February (Jason Isbell), March (Godspeed You! Black Emperor), and April (Drive By Truckers)...hoping to average out one a month this year!
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Re: What are you listening to at the present? (genres helpfu

by funk_Farmer Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:50 am

Hey that Todd Rundgren is some good stuff. I recently discovered the Amboy Dukes. They're a pretty psychedelic band with Ted Nugent on guitar in his younger days. Kinda funny to see Nugent involved in such a trippy affair considering his current right wing attitude. Good stuff though. Journey to the Center of the Mind is a good jam of theirs. Another old psych group is the Small Faces featuring a young Rod Stewart. Itchycoo Park yo, it's all too beautiful.
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