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Old 04-20-2008, 01:21 PM   #301
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Damn, why in the hell would someone rip their vinyl copy of an album and post in on the internet in MP3 form? That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. It not only sounds worse than a disc would, but it removes the innate warmth of vinyl.
WTF? Unless the album is ONLY available on vinyl, that's really dumb.
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I would like to surprise some people. I want it to be something where people say "this isn't what I expected from Axver". Part of it is based on the beautiful songs that evoke an emotional response from me, so it will stick to some of my comfort zones, but I want to head out into other areas too.

I am really enjoying this tracklist. Essay-writing has motivated it actually, as I write best to atmospheric music, Pure Reason Revolution in particular.

Now, there is a bit where I send the tracklist into darker territory, but it's only a few songs and it's to illustrate the darkly beautiful aspect.

I've found thematically it's developed into another tracklist about where I come from, like Part I of my DI III entry. I guess an idealised memory of what it was like in my childhood. It's cliche but it gives it meaning. It's not hard to illustrate New Zealand with sweeping soundscape music either.
Sounds lovely.

Just remember to place a track from Metal Machine Music at the very end to compensation for all of the beauty.
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Space Moon proved that.
Space Moon was Desert Island with all (literally) seriousness taken away. It served a totally different purpose, and really isn't comparable.
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G'day Pee Fan.

Last tracks of Piper sending now. I wonder if you'll be one of those people who enjoys it, or who wants to cast it out of the Floyd discography.
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WTF? Unless the album is ONLY available on vinyl, that's really dumb.
It is. I downloaded Led Zeppelin III just now, and I can hear crackling. Plus, one of the tracks is a live version they threw in. Terrible effort on their part, and it wasted my bandwith.
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Sounds lovely.

Just remember to place a track from Metal Machine Music at the very end to compensation for all of the beauty.


You have no idea how tempted I am to end it with (A Shimmering Radiance) Diadem Of 12 Stars by Wolves In The Throne Room. It's this 20:22 long black metal epic that I think is the most intensely, bleakly beautiful song I have ever heard in my life.

I would award prizes based on who could listen to the most of it before giving up. I expect nobody would reach the halfway mark.
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:26 PM   #307
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Well, here's how it all started. I was listening to Alcest's Tir Nan Og a few days ago on a really beautiful evening. Now, I think Tir Nan Og is the most beautiful album closer I've ever heard, and I thought it'd be an amazing way to end a tracklist. So I thought I'd try to make a tracklist of the most beautiful music I know, and in Desert Island style.

I'm a bit tired of how unpopular my actual songs are. I'd like people to enjoy the songs as well as the overall atmosphere and stuff. So there's that too. Though I can hear criticisms of this already in my head too. I keep reminding myself I'm making this list for me.

So I think with something focusing on beautiful music, the kind of stuff that soars and has atmosphere, it's going to naturally gravitate to some kinds of post-rock. I mean, EITS are there. Caspian, Yndi Halda, Eluvium, and This Will Destroy You too.
You guys should have heard how I came up with my DI list and concept. I explained it to YLB. My methods are, to say the least, quite unorthodox.

I did it quite traditionally for my symphonic, just looking for songs that matched up, creating playlists on iTunes and seeing what worked.

Totally different for DI.
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It is. I downloaded Led Zeppelin III just now, and I can hear crackling. Plus, one of the tracks is a live version they threw in. Terrible effort on their part, and it wasted my bandwith.
Wow, what a pointless waste of time.
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You have no idea how tempted I am to end it with (A Shimmering Radiance) Diadem Of 12 Stars by Wolves In The Throne Room. It's this 20:22 long black metal epic that I think is the most intensely, bleakly beautiful song I have ever heard in my life.

I would award prizes based on who could listen to the most of it before giving up. I expect nobody would reach the halfway mark.
I'd just turn the volume down nice and low. If I make it all 20 minutes, I want a die-cast Thomas The Tank Engine model.
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Space Moon was Desert Island with all (literally) seriousness taken away. It served a totally different purpose, and really isn't comparable.
Now, I realise Space Moon became a different beast later on, but the lasting impression in my head is its start, when a couple of whiny bitches decided that if a game had rules - oh, the horror! - and those rules didn't suit them, then it was "too serious" and "lolz Intarwebz r serius biznez".
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I'd just turn the volume down nice and low. If I make it all 20 minutes, I want a die-cast Thomas The Tank Engine model.
I would specify that you have to have the volume up at a decent volume.

If I'm buying die cast Thomas models, they're all for me. :hoard:
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I would specify that you have to have the volume up at a decent volume.

If I'm buying die cast Thomas models, they're all for me. :hoard:
OK, OK, if I turn it up loud enough that it spontaneously destroys all peoples with a pure heart in the tri-state area, do I get my model?
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You guys should have heard how I came up with my DI list and concept. I explained it to YLB. My methods are, to say the least, quite unorthodox.

I did it quite traditionally for my symphonic, just looking for songs that matched up, creating playlists on iTunes and seeing what worked.

Totally different for DI.
I'd be interested in how everyone puts their tracklists together. It'd be an interesting insight to the creative process. For me:

DI I: "Here's some songs I like with a semblance of flow whee!"
DI II: I quite consciously wanted to subvert and disprove stereotypes about some kinds of music and to make an accessible, welcoming compilation, so I went through and chose songs that I felt fit the bill.
DI III: This started as a simple exercise in giving some much-needed exposure to overlooked Kiwi music. I went through and picked some of the best songs I could from the country. It was amazing how, as I proceeded, it effortlessly developed into a concept.
DI IV: I'm not even entirely sure how this came together. I was in a dark place at the time. I started with the final three tracks and fleshed out things from there.
Tentative DI V: Throwing together the most beautiful songs I have and seeing what happens.
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OK, OK, if I turn it up loud enough that it spontaneously destroys all peoples with a pure heart in the tri-state area, do I get my model?
Why yes, yes you do.
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Ladies and gentlemen, it is the proliferation of fans with attitudes like this that mean we will never get anything truly artistic from U2 ever again: http://forum.interference.com/showth...02#post5108602
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