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#5731 Stargate

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:24 PM

View PostMinion, on 07 April 2014 - 11:56 AM, said:

Edit: embedding a shit.
I am not sure what you mean with embedding(my mother tongue is not English)
but if you mean show video instead of giving link only then it is subjective taste. You may put link only or whole video visble depending on you wishes.

On to topic. Bon Jovi is old. There is nothing wrong liking old music and Bon Jovi certainly is famous. If talking about old tunes here is one example of an old tune that I like:
Gary More Over the Hills and Far Away(1987):


However if speaking old tunes then is more to my liking:
Sandra Heaven Can Wait(1988):


One of the oldest Rap/Hip Hop songs that I like.
Ice Ice Baby(1990):

Edited by Stargate, 07 April 2014 - 05:42 PM.


#5732 Minion

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:06 PM





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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:27 PM

Moving forward roughly a decade in time from my previous post.
RAMMSTEIN Engel(means Angel in English)reached GOLD status in Germany 23th Maj 1997:


Oh we Fins are in many aspects more close to Germany then Swedish culture though in some aspects every country has something different then the others.

Oh I do like some things in Sweden. Example Etype is from Sweden. Etype Here I Go(1998):


Antiloop Nowhere To Hide typical my taste 1998;

Edited by Stargate, 08 April 2014 - 08:33 PM.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:39 PM

https://www.youtube....v=XZG5zhTBUbA   O'Brother-Poison. Sounds like: Chevelle/Tool/Alice in Chains/Deftones/Thrice/Radiohead..things like that

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:06 PM



Dead Man's Bones. It's a music project started by Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields, which really surprised me. I had no clue that they could play instruments or that they were into this atmospheric and mildly creepy music. Stand out track for me is Pa Pa Power.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:47 PM

Ambient Electronic Metal! \../

Widek - ION


Widek - Enter Through The Sun


Widek is probably the best ambient metal composer that I've seen and heard so far, IMHO.

Edited by Datenshi92, 12 April 2014 - 12:23 AM.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:57 AM

View PostDatenshi92, on 11 April 2014 - 11:47 PM, said:

Ambient Electronic Metal! \../

Widek - ION


Widek - Enter Through The Sun


Widek is probably the best ambient metal composer that I've seen and heard so far, IMHO.

Well, this isn't really ambient, but more like maths-metal, like Animals As Leaders. Let me know if I'm barking up the wrong tree:



I really like this kind of music, and I'd say this album is the best example of it.  Ambient; electronic or otherwise, is things like Aphex Twin's first albums (SAW Vol. 1+2) Labradford with their delicate guitars and minimal drums or Lustmord, which are just pure eerie soundscapes.

Edited by Minion, 12 April 2014 - 09:58 AM.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:49 PM

View PostMinion, on 12 April 2014 - 09:57 AM, said:

--snip--

I listened to that entire video and I can honestly say that I didn't enjoyed it, except maybe for "On Impulse" and "Inamorata", but only certain parts. The closest thing to ambient in that whole video was track 10 and 11, even though they're not exactly something I would listen on a regular basis.

I'm very picky about the kind of metal I like to listen and that one just sounds like noise all jumbled together with no sense or form. Its just annoying, like static on a radio. Metal for me has to have a very subtle yet present substandard of "melody" to it, a certain beat, a certain rhythm, a certain sonority. Its like tasting a candy with the mouth of a professional taste tester, telling every single taste apart and deciding whether is worth it or not.

Ambient stands for music that I can relax to, the kind that sings a beautiful and calm song (metaphorically speaking) and not something that makes me want to grab the entire house and smash everything.

Edited by Datenshi92, 12 April 2014 - 08:52 PM.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 02:36 PM

i got what fits your description, you will most likely enjoy this. i love this part @3:45.


and for something different.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:27 PM

View PostDatenshi92, on 12 April 2014 - 12:49 PM, said:

I'm very picky about the kind of metal I like to listen and that one just sounds like noise all jumbled together with no sense or form. Its just annoying, like static on a radio. Metal for me has to have a very subtle yet present substandard of "melody" to it, a certain beat, a certain rhythm, a certain sonority. Its like tasting a candy with the mouth of a professional taste tester, telling every single taste apart and deciding whether is worth it or not.
Ok let me add that I liked really Widek - Enter Through The Sun that you posted. That tune is perfect to use also in some movies. Finally wanting melodic is not a "girl" thing only. I also like melodic and most of my friends. For example when I enter White Out Finlands biggest trance festival in Helsinki they have classic melodic and the different stages for hardcore techno. It is not like I hate hardcore but I prefer melodic.

Oh and by taking up this gender thing again I did not mean any insult it was Minion that at some point claimed rhythm/melodic music is kind of woman music but in those places it is fairly even many males and many females also that like melodic CLUB music etc.

In addition to Melodic Trance I prefer Vocal or PsyTrance mostly. This is example of modern Vocal Trance that I like:


I did say CLUB music right? Well on billboard list found music that I liked very much this Selfie released Janury 2014:

I am not saying new is always so good sometimes I like much more tunes from 2008-2011.

Edited by Stargate, 12 April 2014 - 08:40 PM.


#5741 Minion

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:34 PM

View PostDatenshi92, on 12 April 2014 - 12:49 PM, said:

I listened to that entire video and I can honestly say that I enjoyed it, especially  "On Impulse" and "Inamorata"

Ambient stands for music that I can relax to
I'm so glad you enjoyed Animals As Leaders. I agree, On Impulse is an incredible track, with such intricacy on the melody. Remember that I prefaced the posting of that album by saying what you might be referring to is "math metal", not ambient. Ok, sure, let's all coin our own subjective definitions of what genres represent. Listening to what you linked, I can't say it resembles anything ambient, and metal seems very much like the finest contrast in sound to ambient.

https://en.wikipedia...i/Ambient_music


so this is dark/industrial/soundscape ambient while The Orb is ambient electronica (as is a lot of the electronica I posted up there^ that people found "weird" [by people I mean Stargate, and I've had a sample sent to HQ to confirm for humanity])


Just so we're clear; re-defining genre descriptions is really silly, because they're used to help describe what a collection of sounds has become. If you keep re-defining words, you'll have a hard time being understood.

View PostStargate, on 12 April 2014 - 07:27 PM, said:

I did not mean any insult it was Minion that at some point claimed rhythm/melodic music is kind of woman music but in those places it is fairly even many males and many females also that like melodic CLUB music etc.

Why do you keep bringing up girls into music? Are you insecure? Read what I said again (you'll find your delusions are nowhere in sight)

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:29 PM

View PostMinion, on 12 April 2014 - 09:34 PM, said:

I'm so glad you enjoyed Animals As Leaders. I agree, On Impulse is an incredible track, with such intricacy on the melody.

What the...? :huh:
How the heck did you quoted that from me? That's not what I even said in my original comment. I wrote that I did not enjoyed it, with the exception of certain parts from "On Impulse" and "Inamorata". I even mentioned that it sounded like noise all jumbled together with no form or sense whatsoever, so again, how did that happened?

As for the definition and meaning of ambient music, it varies just as much as metal and its various sub-genres. Ambient doesn't need to be restricted to "background" sound effects, like water, wind, echoes, radio static, etc.
Why do you think some people make reference about putting on some "smooth jazz music" to "sexy bedtimes"? Because it sets up the mood and the atmosphere of the moment - its sexy, its smooth, its ambiance. Metal is just the same thing. It has its distinctive sonority that is usually about heavy guitar riffs and / or drum-based coupled with atmospheric or mood-setting tones.

Widek is about ambient metal, coupled with electronica.



Back on topic:
Another favorite metal band of mine! This one is more "harsh" and probably the only one into this category. I hate screamers and grunters (death metal, progressive, some pagan, etc) with a passion but Be'lakor is the ONLY band I can tolerate and even love them for it! Their work is just so 'effin beautiful, melodious and powerful and their lyrics are quite deep and poetic!

Be'lakor - In parting


Lyrics:
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I suggest anybody who loves this genre look up all of their works <3

Edited by Datenshi92, 12 April 2014 - 11:25 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 04:44 AM

I used to enjoy music like this, Amberian Dawn and Epica, etc. but goddamn the drumming is just I/O. It's either full power-metal thump-thump-thump or he's taking a fag break. The repetitive nature is hugely monotonous, regardless of my liking for ambient music. There are a few good tracks from a couple of these bands, but they seem to follow too harsh a structure which prevents them from doing anything of interest. Power-drumming has really lost footing; it's about as obtrusive to good music as dubstep is to drum and bass.

Just to cover myself, I would have liked it without the obtrusive drumming. Too commercial imo. Incase you haven't heard Amberian Dawn:



At least they can slow the drums down when she sings. And what a beautiful voice it is.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 06:50 PM

View PostMinion, on 12 April 2014 - 09:34 PM, said:

Why do you keep bringing up girls into music?
Well you started it:

View PostMinion, on 02 April 2014 - 02:29 AM, said:

It's clear why trance/techno/dance music is so popular; it's always been that way since the swingin' 60s. A monotonous catchy tune to gyrate against a woman to.
I do not think trance/techno/dance is woman music. Both men and women like that music. Anyway yes we could
end this women vs man music discussion.

Oh please do not say to me that bring woman to music ;) . This is NEW 2014 and very sexy music video:
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Do I like very much that music? No but it is at least ok/good to me and I like the sexy video very much :cool:.

Edited by Stargate, 13 April 2014 - 07:06 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:57 PM

disregard pompous, before you hit play.







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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:55 AM

Famicom!!  I liked Super Adventure Box a whole lot but this is the genuine article here made using a 2A03 and a VRC6.



Same chips but in the hands of someone who knows how to use them a cover.  This would be playable on original Nintendo hardware from the 80s if someone got around to making a cartridge for it.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:51 AM

Listening back to Widek, it's most certainly post-rock/metal. Not quite maths metal like Animals, so I'll give you that.







Leech are probably one of my favourite post-rock bands, along with God Is An Astronaut and Kwoon.  This does resemble Widek more than a bit. Let me know what you think, Datenshi.

View PostStargate, on 13 April 2014 - 06:50 PM, said:

Well you started it:

I do not think trance/techno/dance is woman music. Both men and women like that music. Anyway yes we could
end this women vs man music discussion.

It takes two to tango, my friend. boom, case closed.


Edited by Minion, 14 April 2014 - 09:01 AM.


#5748 Travis Touchdown

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:59 PM

Ambient metal? Here's some of my favourites:
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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:28 PM

Travis; I liked the last track you posted- Scale the Summit, but to you I must also say, this is not ambient metal. Ambient metal doesn't exist. It's a heavy post-rock/metal or simply prog metal. It's not such a bad genre description, is it? Would you feel bad for liking such a genre? Is that why you change the name to something that sounds, perhaps, more exotic than it actually is?

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:38 PM

Glad you enjoyed it Minion! Indeed, for the most part, ambient metal is somewhat of an oxymoron. Potentially this is more post-metal territory, specifically progressive post-metal maybe (in reference to the songs I posted)?. I feel the term ambient, when used in conjunction with metal, references more soundscapey metal. Potentially this "ambient" label has come into popular usage due to the fact that metal in and of itself is conventionally quite hard-hitting; anything else with heavy, metal-esque guitars that are less abrasive tends to generally be referred to as "ambient metal". Chimp Spanner I feel fits the ambient metal label moreso than the other songs I posted, though only due to his use of ethereal background synths (though admittedly these could fall under the post-metal label as well).

Generally I find it difficult to pinpoint the difference between ambient metal and post-metal. However, though inherently similar, I feel there is a subtle distinction maybe? In the end I feel it's such a trivial difference, if any, that they may as well fall under the same genre. I don't feel bad for describing it as post-metal, not at all, to be honest it took me a while to understand what the genre prefix "post-" meant with regard to music (I understood once I looked more into post-rock), the term ambient has just stuck in my vocabulary when referencing this type of metal :P

PS. Sorry for rambling, I've had a few drinks...

Now for something completely different, my instant get-pumped song:


Edited by Travis Touchdown, 14 April 2014 - 11:52 PM.


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Posted Yesterday, 12:08 AM

View PostGyre, on 14 April 2014 - 12:55 AM, said:




Oh wait, Stargate is serious. Let me laugh even harder-



@Travis; I'm glad you've drunkenly rambled into admitting ambient-metal is a fabrication of language, and is really post-metal. Speaking of background synths; something prog-rock used a lot and same for post-rock. I wouldn't give atmospheric (to mean ambient) any leverage in this discussion of genre terms.

Edited by Minion, Yesterday, 12:24 AM.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:56 PM

View PostMinion, on 15 April 2014 - 12:08 AM, said:

Oh wait, Stargate is serious. Let me laugh even harder-
I am not serious all the time do yes a bit more serious sometimes. Lol I can laugh at "women music" that you think there are "women music". Whatever when I try to end this you start again.

Gyre wanted to listen to music from old games well that is ok if he like it.

Hmm old game music that I like? ... Well I like this it is ok:


However the game that I have played most is this. Yes I know it is cinematic trailer but I liked the music in the trailer:

Eventually after almost 4 year of playing I got bored on WOW. As a reflection I did not mind the "grind" so much but it could have been a bit less time sink and less focus on character development a bit however I sure like the carrot. Anyway some people complain WOW has no story or bad story. That is not true and I liked the short story trailers in the game they were fairly rare, but yes they existed. WOW have story, but problem is rather it has very little story and it is not so story focused. On the other hand I have played Neverwinter MMO in 2013-2014 and despite Dungeons Dragons game it is much more Action game and not much story either.

Yes WOW is not so old, but it is in my past and I have WOW memories after almost 4 years of hardcore playing WOW. I was still playing WOW when it make the current World Record of over 12 millions of active players playing it during 2010.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:43 PM

Ah, but it's not old game music exactly.  What they've done is taken a program that can emulate through software the sound hardware found in 80s consoles and compose or cover other pieces of music with it.  I've seen it described as the limitless possibilities of limited hardware.  They can do impossible things with it too like multiple N163's or multiple 2A03's...



One using the N163



Along the lines of Baldur's Gate the Diablo 2 soundtrack has always been a personal favorite.





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