• Music Only - 121221 - Music Manumit Podcast

    17 Ene 2013, 16:14 de MarcHollenbach

    Doug's Picks - Merry Christmas!

    "First Chrsitmas Song" by Tusk Lord (lo-fi) - CC BY-NC-SA - Website
    "Merry Friggin' Christmas" by ALCHEMY (industrial metal) - CC BY-NC-SA - Website
    "Christmas Time" by Snowflake & ccMixter (Christmas) - CC BY-NC-SA - Website
    "Coventry Carol" by James Edwards (acoustic) - CC BY-NC-SA - Website
    "Christmas Star" by Will Heikoop (novelty) - CC BY-NC-SA - Website
    "The Christmas Song" by Travis Taylor (novelty) - CC BY-NC-SA - Website

    Tom's Picks:

    "Then to a log" by Lofiuser (Electronic, Ambient Electronic, Ambient) - CC-BY-SA - Website
    "Moodswing Mixtape" by Eigenheimer (Electronic, Ambient Electronic, Ambient) - CC-BY-SA - Website
    "Can I Be The One?" by The Family Simpson (Pop, Indie-Rock) - CC-BY-NC-SA - Website
    "Planeterrarium" by Sweet Mother Logic (instumental, alternative, pop) - CC-BY-NC-SA - Website

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  • THE BLUE WALL: Doom Metal

    25 Dic 2008, 20:51 de maidenhell

    My Doom Radio

    Revelling in tension, despair, and dread, Doom Metal prizes atmosphere more than many of Metals other primary subgenres. Doom uses plodding tempos, repeated chords, and thick, distorted, down-tuned guitars to attempt to envelope the listener in a wash of desperate foreboding that can commonly last to the ten minute mark and beyond. Instruments generally keep to the standard guitar, bass, and drums, but it is not unusual to add keyboard passages and backdrops.

    Doom vocals can be in any of the predominant Metal styles, but all share a determined attempt to invoke emotional hopelessness and mental anguish. This is further amplified by the lyrical themes of grief, depression, fear, resentment, and suffering that are hallmarks of the style.

    The roots of Doom Metal are considered to have been planted in the early 70s work of Black Sabbath. In the early and mid-80s, European artists like Witchfinder General and Candlemass adopted the Doom sound as a full fledged genre unto itself…
  • solipsistic NATION No. 64: Dub Beautiful Collective

    16 Nov 2007, 20:50 de solipsisticast

    Live electronic music. It almost seems like an oxymoron. How can electronic music be “live” when it consists of a series of sequenced drum programs and synthesizers. You could literally press play on your laptop and walk away from the stage.

    Musicians do play electronic music live and until fairly recently it’s been a dull affair. The usual live experience is to see a one or two dudes on stage leaning over their laptops looking as if they we’re earnestly answering an email. But that’s been changing. More and more artists are incorporating analogue gear into their repetoire. The hardware and software is increasing adapting itself to improvisation and it’s not uncommon to see tradition instruments playing alongside their digital brethren.

    I’m particularly enamored with live electronic music because I’ve been around long enough to see its development. From synthpop to hip hop to industrial to glitch, each year the experience becomes more and more organic and exciting.
  • New Hampshire Music

    29 May 2006, 7:54 de SpookyDonkey

    Since I've been playing like a zillion shows a week in a zillion different bands (actually four and three respectively), I've been hearing a lot of local music. This is fascinating because quite frankly, there isn't that much local music here in New Hampshire. What's more fascinating is that some of it is actually pretty good. My examples:

    ALCHEMY (self promotion is enjoyable)
    The Tuna Fish Discrepancy (also enjoyable is promoting our guitarist)
    Teenage Hooker Factory (if Mission of Burma had been a scene and not just one band, THF would have fit in that scene)
    Moustache (formerly Badass Teenage Moustache, sorta similar to THF with a singing drummer even)
    The State Street Liars (punk rock-- the guys in the bands can be assholes but, as I said, punk rock)
    Tim Emerson (writes awesome songs, doesn't come around nearly enough)
    Poison Me Happy (Kyle and his awesome noise project)
    Athenian Mercury (Chris and his awesome noise project)