Obligatory Music Poasting Thread
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Piano Collections - Flight of a Butterfly

Triarii - Mother of Pain


Triarii - We Are One

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[Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCpo4C3RCrs]
Jenya - Вера в тебя

love solfege - Due destini

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The video is also key
The unofficial Anthem of the Venetian Republic
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Any Gardenheads here?
(08-31-2023, 11:51 PM)anthony Wrote: Any Gardenheads here?
Haven't looked too closely into them but I remember enjoying what songs people would send my way. The link to the side project sounded good as well

Haven't posted in this thread before. Will include a few links:

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[Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDUZlZMhbC8]

[Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMFDdv7zVWY]

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EDIT: A bonus simply because it crossed my mind.
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(08-31-2023, 11:51 PM)anthony Wrote: [Video: https://youtu.be/PTFhXObqitc]

Any Gardenheads here?

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They make music that feels like going to the SoCal Renaissance Faire.
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...I want to create something that gives more inspiration to the world.
Two tracks from Touhou Eurobeat Volume 12.

[Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJP8bva5SlA]

[Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6PG7IPkrko]
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Been listening to Chu Ishikawa's contributions to Tetsuo: The Iron Man.

[Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxvzqwgoQb4]

[Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z10AlFDQfY]

What always strikes me about Ishikawa's music is how vital it is. Compare this to the 1979 release of Throbbing Gristle's 20 Jazz Funk Greats, specifically the track Six Six Sixties. The instrumentation is at first biting, but after the first sixteen seconds, there's a sort of decrescendo in energy. Your ears adjust to it because it remains at a constant. This is further complicated with the voice, which is monotone and cannot heighten what's already there. Alan Vega had to howl on the track Frankie Teardrop (Suicide, 1977), something absent in the case of Throbbing Gristle two years later. There's a tendency in industrial music, especially from the late '70s to mid-'80s to prefer the minimal, and prefer a funereal pace. Think of Nurse with Wound, or the Das Schaben track from Einstürzende Neubauten:

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I would like to say first that I have no problem with either Einstürzende Neubauten or Nurse With Wound. But consider how someone like Ishikawa and the two groups have little to do with each other. The post hoc genre term of "dark ambient" attempts to solve this issue, but doesn't present a satisfying enough category. Later in the same year of 1989, Godflesh would release Streetcleaner, slower than the two Ishikawa tracks I linked, but nonetheless connected. I will share two anecdotes, first in relation to Streetcleaner and second in relation to Ishikawa.

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Quote:"You look at Streetcleaner which is, I think, still one of the most nihilistic albums ever made. You look at the frame of mind I had then -- I was fairly young when we made that record, 19 or so when we wrote most of that material -- and there is a pure nihilism in there. Totally anti-everything. I couldn't come to terms with anything. It was all a struggle, and I just wanted to lash out at every target I possibly could." - Justin Broadrick, head of Godflesh.

Quote:The tape in question was of an industrial noise outfit called Zeitlich Vergelter, led by a young musician named Chu Ishikawa whose musical influences included German noise bands Einsturzende Neubauten and DAF, British punk, and new wave groups such as Joy Division. A meeting between director and composer was quickly arranged. Ishikawa remembers his first meeting with Tsukamoto: " He showed me some clips from the film and asked if I would be interested in doing the music for it. I said yes immediately. I had never made music for a film before and it was more Tsukamoto's character, his way of speaking, his eyes and his whole personality that appealed to me than the film itself. He seemed an interesting person to work with. I said yes without thinking about whether or not I was able to make music for a film...

"Tsukamoto asked me to make the music only using the sound of metal. That was his only direction for me and since it was the first time I worked with him I took his words literally. Of course it's extremely difficult to make music with only the sound of beating metal and I quickly realised it was almost impossible. I decided to just follow my own instincts and gradually I figured that Tsukamoto's directions probably weren't meant literally, but more that he wanted the music to sound like it was made with metal."

[Source is Tom Mes' Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto]

Both were young and still new to their scenes, and were willing to experiment. Ishikawa never made music for a film before, and had to figure out his own way of making something workable for Tsukamoto, and Justin Broadrick was a 19 year old using drum machines for Streetcleaner because he wasn't even able to drum. It was their youth and their willingness to experiment with the unknown that made something special. It's interesting to compare how the sound manifested in Japan and in England, where Chu's music has an ambitious and almost triumphant mood, and Streetcleaner having a misanthropic, defeating mood. In the Western setting, it appears that the only vital appetite is destruction, energeticness found only in the hostile.

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