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The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by Thatfabulousalien on Today at 09:03:18 PM »
Well that does it! Gonna have to put Carrie And Lowell on again:  :P





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The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by Thatfabulousalien on Today at 08:37:56 PM »
Portishead
SOS

https://youtu.be/WVe-9VWIcCo

Fantastic cover, THAT is how you cover ABBA   ;D Man Beth's voice is godly  8)

Wonder no more, bro! It's certainly not run of the mill but I don't feel I want to go back to it. It wears its ideas on its sleeve, to me (if that makes any sense)...

I don't really understand what you mean  :-[
Anyway, they're this innovative avantgarde indie/alternative rock band from the 90s, who where 20 years ahead of their game. Sadly they didn't last long  :(

Are you still a big fan of This Heat, Thinking Plague, Henry Cow, the whole RIO scene? etc?  8)
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The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by Thatfabulousalien on Today at 08:29:49 PM »
Catch 33 remains my favorite - everything seems to be greater than a sum of the parts, some later stuff can sound dry at times to me
but Clockworks is a killer tune

For me, their best albums (chronologically) are Destroy Erase Improve, Chaosphere, Catch 33 and Violent Sleep of Reason. They're all completely mindfucking albums that never loose their impact, definitely influential too!

Catch 33 is probably my favorite too, it was for a long period of time...but Violent Sleep is THAT GOOD, that it may have surpassed even that!  ;)
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The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by Thatfabulousalien on Today at 08:25:07 PM »
Surfjan Steven's 25 minute epic song "Impossible Soul" (off the album The Ade Of Adz). This has got to be one of my favorite songs this year, everytime I hear it, there's that kind of really special moment for me. It's such an emotional opus <3




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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Unpopular Opinions
« Last post by ørfeo on Today at 07:46:17 PM »
The young composer Benjamin de Murashkin has made me into a developing accordion fan.
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Yes, the 6th is a clunker. But 2-5 are marvelous.

Actually, there’s not a bad symphony from Nielsen. They’re all magnificent. Ignore the naysayers, nodogen.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: The insanity of abundance!
« Last post by ørfeo on Today at 07:44:45 PM »
I have the right to prefer a certain type of marketing.

Which is exactly what I said. But you seem to be trying to suggest that your preferred kind is less "marketing-like" than other kinds.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Unpopular Opinions
« Last post by Brian on Today at 06:39:37 PM »
Another accordion fan here.
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The recording of this, Mendelssohn's magical music, from Ozawa/Boston on DG has been a long time desert-island disc. Not sure if this one from Gardiner and the LSO will replace it on the throne, and perhaps over time it just might, as it's the only other performance that comes close to my ears. I love having the narration included, as I feel that is where the true inspiration of the music comes from. The ending with Puck's final verse is as sweet, and exquisite as ever as Gardiner stretches the final minutes out with great patience.

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