Ok so i'm a big music nut, most of you probably know that and i've been looking for this type of music for a long time and i fianlly found a great artist that does it, so i decided to share with you ludique.bandcamp.com/album/ludique this is the album, i really like it and have been listening to it a lot. I don't know the guys behind it at all, i'm just trying to promote good music The way I would describe this is Minimalistic/IDM/Ambient electronica totally rocks my socks let me know what you think (it really helps if you have good bass speakers)
ALSO feel free to share music with others in this thread aaaand go!
I listen to mostly (almost exclusively) music in the Hebrew language. This is one I really like, a poem buy a young woman name Hannah Senesh, who lived in Israel but paratrooped into Hungary to try to save her people during WW2. One of her helpers panicked and got them all caught. She was tortured and killed by the Nazis. But she wrote a beautiful poem, a day before her death:
" Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame.
Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart.
Blessed is the heart with strength to stop its beating for honour's sake.
Blessed is the match consumed in kindling fame.
It is put to music but is not the best music.
Here is another of her famous poems put to music that is beautiful.
The words in English are
O Lord, O G-d, I pray that these things never end The sand and the sea the rush of the water the crash of the heavens the prayer of man.
Anyway, I like lots other Jewish music, if you want a more popular Israeli singer I love is Chava Alberstein and she is on you tube. Look her up if you are curious.
I know this is not average American tastes. I am a dual citizen of USA/ Israel and I am not your average American gal.....but I still just like to have fun lol! Tc and enjoy your music, and Viva La Difference!
Band of the day: Porcupine Tree british prog rock band. amazing act in the studio as well as live. here's a few tracks so you can get familiar. They kind of sound like the Pink Floyd of today
Porcupine Tree - Trains (Studio Version) one of their best songs, they end every concert with this song
Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere But Not Here (live) enjoy 13 minutes of musical awesomeness
Porcupine Tree - Lazarus simply beautiful, no further description required
Porcupine Tree - Sound of Muzak really interesting song with an odd time signature
Porcupine Tree - Blackest Eyes This song rocks hard and yet it has something calming to it. don't know how to describe it. listen for yourself
Ok that's it, i'll let you discover their other songs. i haven't posted any songs from their newest album, which is also really good. it just hasn't grown on me as much as the old stuff. feel free to check it out, it's called The Incident.
Also, please do share your favorite music as well, i'd love to know what IRON jams out to
A significant portion of the music I like is instrumental. This might be guitar instrumentals, or piano, or violin/cello, doesn't really matter. Let's start with the guitar instrumentals first, since they're most obvious...
1. Joe Satriani: t3h g0d himself. What I like most about him is his ability to read his audience's emotions/wants at any particular moment, and improvise accordingly, which results in many onstage performances which far outstrip his studio sound. eg
Most-liked pieces: Tears in the Rain; The Extremist; I Believe (live version on MTV unplugged); Made of Tears; Time (Live in San Francisco); Midnight; Always with me, always with you; The crush of love (also live in Frisco).
2. Steve Vai: I find his album Passion and Warfare excellent. A few tracks stand out, among them track #7, For The Love of God, is perhaps the best. He also did a cameo in the film 'Crossroads', where both the guitar pieces in the climactic guitar duel are written and performed by him, though one is derivative in nature.
3. Jason Becker: while not widely known as a guitar genius, I think this can be attributed to the fact that he became crippled and unable to play shortly after his first album was released. His music is brilliantly atmospheric in nature, and even in that one album you will find great variety in terms of mood as well as sound.
Most-liked pieces: Altitudes, Air, Dweller in the Cellar.
4. Antoine Dufour: also, out of the mainstream guitarists bible, because he plays acoustic guitar. Nevertheless, I think he's a lyrical genius, and his peculiar style of percussive play gives the listener the impression that more than one instrument is being played while in fact it's just one acoustic guitar.
Most-liked pieces: Ashes in the Sea, Trilogie
Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman...then always be Batman.
Band of the day: Audioslave Most notable members - Chris Cornell (vocals) and Tom Morello (guitar). This band was only active from 2001-2007. Chris Cornell is my favorite rock vocalist for sure and Tom Morello is arguably the most creative guitar player today. I'm pretty sure they're my favorite American band, right up there with Metallica. When it comes to it, Audioslave are far superior to Metallica in musicianship, which comes through in their live performances. When i think of rock music, I think Audioslave. Their drums are slow and heavy most of the time, the guitar riffs are solid and groovy, and the vocals are always very powerful and soulful Here are their best songs in no particular order in my opinion:
Shadow on the Sun: I fell in love with the opening riff as soon as I heard it. It's absolutely beautiful, numbing and I can just resonate with this one. Note the killswitch guitar solo. Very creative and cool
Number 1 Zero: I love the guitar riff on this one - Tom Morello popularized this effect achieved with the Digitech Whammy pedal. He uses that pedal quite a lot in his playing. This song has an awesome breakdown too
The Last Remaining Light This is one of their best in my opinion. Most notable thing about this song is the vocal performance. In the beginning it is very clean and sad and by the end of the song he just goes super saiyan lmao Enjoy
Getaway Car: I LOVE listening to this track when i'm walking or driving at night. It creates a perfect mood. It's very slow and the guitar tone is just beautiful.
The Curse: This one has an awesome chorus, it's one of those that get stuck in your head all day
Show Me How To Live: Let's finish it off with a song that rocks my socks off. This song gets my blood boiling like very few songs can. Just listen for yourself, not much to explain.
Please check out their other songs, because they have plenty more amazing material, i just don't wanna spam too much lol. They have 3 albums, out of which their first self-titled is my favorite. I hope you like them as much as I do