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Re: Music Swaps!
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2014, 19:18 »
Alright, I'll drop some ~fresh beats~

Artist / Song / Album / Genre

Bonobo - Prelude & Kiara - Black Sands - Downtempo (? is what iTunes says anyway).
really chill music for when you don't wanna listen to anything big, if you know what i mean. really great album, i recommend his The North Borders album too.

Emancipator - Soon It Will Be Cold Enough To Build Fires - Soon It Will Be Could Enough - Downtempo (? again, itunes, not even sure if this is a genre but w/e it works).
another really chill artist, despite the metalcore-y name. goes great in a playlist with Bonobo and Nujabes and other stuff like that.

Tilian - Someday - Material Me - Pop
ex-Tides Of Man and current-Dance Gavin Dance singer, does really cool pop music on the side. really really like this album.

Thief Club - My Heavy (feat. Will Pugh) - My Heavy - Pop-Punk
one of my favourite pop-punk releases this year, singer from Hit The Lights (also a pop-punk band) put out this solo album and it's pretty decent. 2 or 3 skippable tracks but at least 6 solid pop-punk bangers.

The Speed Of Sound In Seawater - The Huge Wheel - Underwater Tell Each Other Secrets - Mathrock (is how the download from bandcamp came, at least)
really cool little band from Sacramento, home of some of my favourite bands (Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, these guys), they have 3 EPs, Blue Version, Red Version and Underwater Tell Each Other Secrets, and 1 album, First Contact. a lot of space-y themes in their lyrics from the last EP and the album, just a pretty great band to listen too. Red Version features a decent amount of screamed vocals courtesy of Cory Lockwood of A Lot Like Birds, as a warning if you don't like those kinds of vocals, but the rest is clean.

i went for 5 because i asked GL and he mentioned he'd do either 3 or 5 and why not. if you only check out one of these i recommend TSOSIS tho, really really good band.
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Re: Music Swaps!
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2014, 19:29 »
Okay, I'll add them in. I'm thinking putting in links to your posts should be easier than copying all of what you've said, as I'll hit some kind of char limit quickly :)

I'll give it a couple hours before I chuck some of my recommendations in.

Added GL.'s
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« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2014, 20:09 »
oh I might as well make a new post too then, I'm going to do four because the last one I'm linking to is essentially two songs in one haha
I've used official channels for links (like their labels or from themselves) where I can but one won't have that luxury so apologies ^^;

I've got some other songs down the line if we decide to do more too so yeah, thought I'd do this post as a taster =]



Ellery James Roberts - Kerou's Lament (犠牲)
Album:
n/a
Genre: (Heavy) Pop
Year: 2013

So to start with I thought I'd recommend a song from a guy that doesn't have a solo album out yet. Ellery's the former front man of internet Indie Rock darlings WU LYF before splitting off due to wishing to chase his own career. The song itself has powerful production (with a Clams Casino sample) to help emphasize Ellery's raspy vocals as well as a vocal sample of a lecture as an outro (which you can skip if needs be =P)

[warning - it does have swearing after the second chorus so if you don't like swearing in your music then you may want to avoid that section of the song]

Burial - Archangel
Album:
Untrue
Genre: Dubstep
Year: 2007

Next is the first single (and first full track) from Burial's Untrue album. This song is kinda classic Burial in that it has that two step style beat alongside the ambient sounds of the production and the altered vocal pitches to prevent it being gender specific / more relate-able. Also in terms of dubstep as a genre it's very different from what you hear on the radio or popular use.

Bon Iver - Creature Fear
Album:
For Emma, Forever Ago
Genre: Indie Folk
Year: 2008

One of my favourite songs from one of my favourite bands, really atmospheric track with a powerful hook (that changes each time too).

Frank Ocean - Pyramids
Album:
channel ORANGE
Genre: PBR&B
Year: 2012

I went with this track purely because of how expansive the song is with different genres covered around an R&B base. A lot of different sounds are on show with some great songwriting. Also, as this song lasts just shy of 10 mins I'm counting it as two songs for the sake of fairness =]

[warning - the subject matter of the second half of the song is explicit so again, if you don't like certain subject matters or swearing (there's only one swear word used on two lines, but there are lines hinted towards explicit things) then you might want to avoid this track]
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Re: Music Swaps!
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2014, 21:04 »
Sod it, I'll sort some now:

Concerto Moon - Everlasting Nightmare
Genre: Symphonic / Neo-classical Metal
Album: Gate of Triumph


I'll give you a decently long 9-10 minutes of instrumental metal, to begin. Concerto Moon themselves are Japanese in origin. Simply put, this song shows off Norifumi Shima's fantastic skills that he puts to use on the guitar, and quite well too. I regard it as a very good example of how good Concerto Moon are. Check it out if you wish to :)

DragonForce - The Game
Genre: Power Metal
Album: Maximum Overload (2014)


I'm a big fan of these guys, this album is the second album since ZP Theart left the band. Maximum Overload itself is yet to be released, coming out on the 18th / 19th August depending on where you live. The Game shows how fast the band can be, and in fact it also features Matt Heafy from Trivium. The lyrics are more relateable than they were pre-Marc Hudson era now, and The Game is an example of that.

Of Monsters and Men - Your Bones
Genre: Indie Rock / Indie Pop / Indie Folks...or should I just say Indie :S
Album: My Head Is An Animal


Hailing from Iceland, OMAM are a pretty neat band. Lyrics in their songs are usually possess some pretty good imagery. Some even tell stories, like Dirty Paws. Your Bones is one of my favourites, it's quite relaxing in a way for me. I'd recommend OMAM, and if you like them...they've got an album coming up in the near future :)

Alter Bridge - I Know It Hurts
Genre: Rock (apparently)
Album: AB III


I'm already running out of decent suggestions, that's no good. Most of AB III is a solid album, and I'd say a fair few songs on there are very much worth a listen. I don't actually have much to say, but Myles Kennedy is a good singer. Other songs I'd recommend include Slip To The Void and Ties That Bind.

Woo, no explicit content up there, I did alright ^.^

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« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2014, 21:09 »
I don't really listen to any /edgy/ under the radar bands so I guess mine are more "The Songs You Won't Have Heard" - "A Band You've Definitely Heard Of" Ft. "Album Tracks and B-Sides Versions"

Sunshine - Keane (Hopes and Fears)
This song has a really summery feel despite it being rather slow and quiet. It's a really peaceful song and tbh I always find myself listening to it in the dark after I go to bed. Idk I love it.

Join With Us - The Feeling (Join With Us - New Friends)
I guess The Feeling are kind of under the radar these days but remember when they had those couple of hits (Never Be Lonely, I Love It When You Call?) No? that's okay, this song is nothing like that anyway. I was originally going to put up their song from the same album Don't Make Me Sad but I couldn't find a decent quality video so you've got this instead. It's a bit crazy and pompous but if you fancy a bit of guitar and a laugh then I guess you should listen to this.

Host - Muse (Cave Single)
It was only a matter of time until these guys popped up. Okay. I'm nto shoving them down your unaccommodating throats but this is a really really hip B-Side from one of the singles on their first album. It's quite creepy but Matt sounds really young and it's very guitar-y towards the end.

Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity - Gustav Holst (The Planets)
Despite this being a very very popular piece of classical music, I don't /really/ expect you all to know it when you hear it. I'm supposed to be giving a true representation of the things I listen to and this is it. I listen to classical too. So here is my absolute favourite piece of classical music.

Here Is The News - Electric Light Orchestra (Time)
No list of music would be complete without some brilliant 80's ELO madness. This is my favourite ELO song. Enjoy your action filled adventure kids x
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Re: Music Swaps!
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2014, 21:18 »
already listened to Del's, really liked the Downtempo stuff ^^
I shall listen to the next ones after I've caught up with tonight's Eastenders Spriter and Chloe =]

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Re: Music Swaps!
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2014, 01:01 »
heres something, ill get around to listening to the previously posted in a bit C:
no youtub links yet cos lazy xoxox

Nine Inch Nails - Mr. Self Destruct [The Downward Spiral] (Industrial Metal)
really underrated track from nins breakout album, real heavy if youre into that kinda stuff
if you get a chance the entire album is definitely worth a listen

You Slut! - MyBloodyJesusOnFire [Critical Meat] (Math Rock)
really cool guitar work on this, completely instrumental but dont let that put you off because theyre extremely talented

ISIS - So Did We [Panopticon] (Post Metal)
its like seven minutes but its all worth it, more really really execptionally heavy stuff whoops

Deftones - Rocket Skates [Diamond Eyes] (Nu Metal-ish? idk)
this has some nice riffs in it, i really like the lyrics in it too

Exotic Animal Petting Zoo - Seeds [I Have Made My Bed In Darkness] (Math Metal)
idk how to describe this, is just really good ^^;;


ill put up way more in a bit hope that suffices

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« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2015, 23:49 »
bump because this was a cool idea and it didn't last very long
i think im just gonna put up another list because idk

meursault - one day this'll all be fields - all creatures will make merry - folk

the vocals might be a little hit or miss but i really like them, they have electronic elements in some stuff but this song is just an acoustic guitar.

reggie and the full effect - get well soon - songs not to get married to - emo/pop punk

ratfe is the solo project of james dewees, keyboard player for the get up kids and touring keyboardist for my chemical romance for a while. this is kinda generic emo but it's really catchy

the smashing pumpkins - bodies - mellon collie and the infinite sadness - alt rock

the smashing pumpkins were one of the bigger 90s alt rock bands and mellon collie and the infinite sadness is considered one of their best albums, a 26 or something track double album. this is one of my favorites from it due to the sheer energy on it although it's often overlooked.

i just did three without links because im on my phone but maybe thatll revive this?? maybe i dont know at least i tried

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« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2015, 00:06 »
I don't really listen to any /edgy/ under the radar bands so I guess mine are more "The Songs You Won't Have Heard" - "A Band You've Definitely Heard Of" Ft. "Album Tracks and B-Sides Versions"

Sunshine - Keane (Hopes and Fears)
This song has a really summery feel despite it being rather slow and quiet. It's a really peaceful song and tbh I always find myself listening to it in the dark after I go to bed. Idk I love it.

Join With Us - The Feeling (Join With Us - New Friends)
I guess The Feeling are kind of under the radar these days but remember when they had those couple of hits (Never Be Lonely, I Love It When You Call?) No? that's okay, this song is nothing like that anyway. I was originally going to put up their song from the same album Don't Make Me Sad but I couldn't find a decent quality video so you've got this instead. It's a bit crazy and pompous but if you fancy a bit of guitar and a laugh then I guess you should listen to this.

Host - Muse (Cave Single)
It was only a matter of time until these guys popped up. Okay. I'm not shoving them down your unaccommodating throats but this is a really really hip B-Side from one of the singles on their first album. It's quite creepy but Matt sounds really young and it's very guitar-y towards the end.

Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity - Gustav Holst (The Planets)
Despite this being a very very popular piece of classical music, I don't /really/ expect you all to know it when you hear it. I'm supposed to be giving a true representation of the things I listen to and this is it. I listen to classical too. So here is my absolute favourite piece of classical music.

Here Is The News - Electric Light Orchestra (Time)
No list of music would be complete without some brilliant 80s ELO madness. This is my favourite ELO song. Enjoy your action filled adventure kids x

My list was super rad but hey, maybe I'll do a new one if we're reviving this... because I fancy it.
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Re: Music Swaps!
« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2015, 00:19 »
(Please note i'm not going to look for links due to how slow my comp can be sometimes. You've probably heard me go on about most of these songs for ages.)

Blow Me Away & Failure - Breaking Benjamin

The vocalist, who the band is also named after, is pretty good in my opinion. He's also the only original member of the band left. The latter is a whole new band with him, so yeah. Every album is a bit like a different band with how often they change members. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but it's decent all around.

Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

This is a little, ok, a lot, heavier than the above mentioned songs. The subject matter and the music video are twisted, but the drummer (who is now deceased) is amazing and the lead guitarist is pretty good. It's a nice song but way out there. If you want more of this drummer, Bat Country, Almost Easy, and Afterlife by this same band are for you. If you want the same band but lighter and more like more traditional metal or whatever they do (they don't really know half the time), Hail to the King and Shepard of Fire are good picks.

Rise Today - Alter Bridge

However, I like this song because, well, I dunno why, it just sounds good to me. No huge paragraph for this one, sorry.

Wish - Nine Inch Nails

Ok, this one is more up bread's alley. This one's decent and if you like songs like this, stop reading and go right to bread's playlists.

Beat It - Fall Out Boy

The same song as Michael Jackson, but as rock/pop or punk/pop or whatever genre they are. Honestly, I like this version more than Michael's. It's really good.

Alright, i'll stop there and let someone else bombard you.
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« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2015, 00:28 »
meursault - one day this'll all be fields - all creatures will make merry - folk


seconding but with the addition of the entirety of meursaults discography
their music sounds a bit like a dream. very distant and calming and surreal. especially their "all creatures will make merry" album.


ill do something later, right now im too tired and i just noticed a mention of meursault. i love them.

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« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2015, 19:29 »
Okay okay okay.

1. Presto from Summer - Antonio Vivaldi (The Four Seasons)
(Don't worry, it's only a short one and the guy leading - Our Lord and Saviour Nigel Kennedy - plays it faster than it's supposed to be, too). My favourite movement from Vivaldi's Four Seasons is the final movement from 'Summer' and is supposed to depict a summer storm. It's probably the most lively piece from the whole concerto. You'll probably recognise it because it's used in a ton of adverts and stuff and it's extremely mainstream classic. Enjoy it. Feel refined. Try and fail to stop yourself from getting the shivers.

2. Revolt - Muse (Drones)
Ahh, those old chestnuts. This is basically one of Muse's cheesy pop anthems that Matt loves so much these days. Revolt is probably my favourite track from Drones, tied with Reapers because it's so positive and singable.

3. Rhythm Inside - Loic Nottet (Eurovision 2015)
Absolute belter. Kinda Belgian male Lorde.

4. Sitting - Cat Stevens (Catch Bull At Four)
I grew up listening to Cat Stevens but Sitting is probably the song I listen to the most because it has a sort of resonance with me at the moment. It's about someone who is realising that he has to do what he wants as opposed to what others want him to do. It's all set to piano & Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam's lovely voice.

5. Showdown / Different - Pendulum (In Silico)
I couldn't choose between Showdown & Different so I guess listen to both or just one but they're quite similar. I love Pendulum & usually listen to them whilst walking/cleaning/working/exercising.

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« Reply #42 on: July 08, 2015, 20:22 »
might as well do another one

How To Dress Well - Pour Cyril
Album
: What Is This Heart?
Genre: PBR&B
Year: 2014

Take some epic production, some nice vocals (and effective lyrics), with dashings of lo-fi / ethereal quality which Tom Krell first used before a more cleaner sound. I still prefer his first album as a whole (see songs like this and this which are more ambient and lo-fi styled if you're into that kind of thing) but this song is so good

Björk - Unison
Album:
Vespertine
Genre: Electronic
Year: 2001

Such a beautifully produced songs from one of the most incredible winter albums ever made. Not really the biggest Björk fan but this song, along with many others from the album, grabbed me with the use of little tinkering sounds (small drums, icy keys, stuff like that), with choir vocals really bringing out such a feeling out. If I ever lived in an igloo I'd listen to this.

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - Running
Album:
We're New Here
Genre: Post Dubstep / Remix
Year: 2011

Really glitchy with lots of cool sounds coming through makes this so good; the remixed production added in by Jamie xx really works well with the spoken word element of Gil Scott-Heron, it's just a fantastic idea and really strong execution. It's almost like dance floor meets headphone style music which is great.

Machine Girl - Out By 16, Dead On The Scene
Album:
WLFGRL
Genre: Electronic
Year: 2014

Solid (and sometimes fast) drums, great atmosphere, dashings of movie quotes to build meaning to the song (and others they've done, this one's chilled in comparison to some of them in terms of loudness and ferocity). The whole sound is kinda jittery at times too which is pretty cool.

Sébastien Tellier - La Ritournelle
Album:
Politics
Genre: Indie Pop
Year: 2004

Featuring drumming from Tony Allen (which is a brilliant loop btw), this song has an array of instruments coming together to really feel epic in the build up to the singing, especially with the strings and the piano layers. The vocals aren't the strongest but the French accent does have a charm to it alongside the vocals. Whilst it is a production heavy track it doesn't get boring. Tellier has also appeared on Eurovision with the track Divine, the song feels so Euro it's crazy)

Sky Ferreira - Heavy Metal Heart
Album:
Night Time, My Time
Genre: Synthpop / Indie Rock
Year: 2013

Sky has a great mix of rock / grunge elements mixed with some pop (moreso 80s) styled production, vocal style and lyrics. The fuzzy nature at times works really well and all of it so catchy. Some of her earlier stuff is more pop / dance orientated but the style used on the album worked better for me.