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#31 Tue 22nd Apr 2014 06:03 am

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Re: Just Some Good Music I've Found Recently (share yours too)

This stirs something in me -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N7CkQ2 … Ks_TMEDRdh

Balanescu quartet - Kraftwerk Model

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=A … cOjHX2P7VC

This Is the Balanescu Quartet

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The Balanescu Quartet shatters all formality and stuffiness on this album of reinterpretation of music by pioneering German electronica band Kraftwerk, as well as Alexander Balanescu's own contributions. The entire quartet has also been, pardon the pun, instrumental in arranging Kraftwerk's music, and the overall result is an album that is avant-garde and great fun to listen to. Rather than emphasizing legato lines and formal technique, the string quartet is used as a medium for performing modern music, which is sometimes interspersed with recorded samples, voice, and percussion. "East" is a good example of a rough and edgy sound, with aggressive cello patterns that are no less stirring than rock & roll. "The model" truly sounds like rock & roll, with what sounds like the middle voices playing the rhythm section and the cello and first violin playing the melody; the overall harmonic structure feels like a rock song. One might even suggest that this piece is rather like Paganini's 24th Caprice sampled and looped. "Revolution" does feature actual sampled sounds and spoken word, the Balanescu Quartet going electronic: this is hip art music at its best. However, this album is not all uptempo, popular music in feel. "Wine's so good" begins with pizzicato, moves into a jazz-like passage, and even into an Eastern European folk melody that is first sung and then transferred into the strings. Here, the quartet plays the violins in a folk-like manner, without much vibrato. There are also echoes of minimalism, à la Philip Glass, for repeating patterns in each instrument create musical texture and density. One can hear this in "Coppice," where the motion in the voices is like waves under a violin singing above. The Balanescu Quartet also pays heed to its musical ancestors, for one can hear a Viennese grace in the strings in Waltz with the deep-slicing cello and the high, singing violins, as well as the beautiful "Love scene." A pleading, vulnerable violin is quite stirring in "The young conscript and the Moon," while Aria is like a haunting, flowing aria. There are moments when members of the quartet sound slightly flat; whether or not this is intentional is not clear, but it does seem to give a slightly under-energized quality to some of the pieces. But overall, the musicians truly understand their music, making it an extremely exciting, unique experience for the listener. Who can resist a voiceover saying "I'm the operator with my pocket calculator" with a string quartet simulating techno music underneath? ~V. Vasan, Rovi


HOPE is the thing with feathers   
That perches in the soul,   
And sings the tune without the words,   
And never stops at all        Emily Dickinson

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#32 Sat 18th Oct 2014 10:56 am

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Some days music is just the only thing that helps.....................

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A6__HssHW8
Avicii Vs Lurgan - "Wake Me Up" as Gaeilge


http://www.godvine.com/If-You-Think-You … -6167.html
If You Think You Already Love This Song. Then You've Never Heard 'Angel' Like THIS...Um WOW!

I’ve always loved Sarah McLachlan’s hit ‘Angel’, but I’ve never heard it like this! These three kids are beyond talented and I think this just became my favorite version ever.

lyssna


HOPE is the thing with feathers   
That perches in the soul,   
And sings the tune without the words,   
And never stops at all        Emily Dickinson

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#33 Thu 26th Feb 2015 12:44 pm

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'Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world' - T’ien Yiheng.

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#34 Fri 22nd May 2015 10:43 am

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Something about listening to this type of music seems to help me contemplate stuff better. I guess it gives my monkey mind something constant to chew on, rather than the multi-plate buffet it spends the rest of the day nibbling at.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcW5eyjszxc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7xdC_U6_jw

Last edited by Sencha (Thu 28th May 2015 12:19 pm)


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#35 Wed 15th Jul 2015 10:02 pm

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb-B3ls … ture=share

Luciano Pavarotti & James Brown - It's a man's world

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xufuZ0d … ture=share

Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart) Stairway To Heaven Live HD


HOPE is the thing with feathers   
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And sings the tune without the words,   
And never stops at all        Emily Dickinson

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#36 Thu 16th Jul 2015 12:15 pm

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I never pictured James Brown with Pavarotti! With regards the second video, the funny thing is I listened to the original STH on YouTube a couple of days ago for the first time in years.


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#37 Sat 15th Aug 2015 06:01 pm

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur7ybjfrQVI

Frank Sinatra sings opera ----

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HOPE is the thing with feathers   
That perches in the soul,   
And sings the tune without the words,   
And never stops at all        Emily Dickinson

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#38 Thu 1st Oct 2015 11:07 am

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The Stone Roses: I am the Resurrection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa1c6EU2bY0

I never looked too much into the lyrics previously, but reading them now they remind of the need to rid ourselves of the mind parasite/flyers in order to effect our own, personal, spiritual resurrection.

Down down, you bring me down
I hear you knocking at my door and I can't sleep at night
Your face, it has no place
No room for you inside my house I need to be alone

Don't waste your words I don't need anything from you
I don't care where you've been or what you plan to do

Turn turn, I wish you'd learn
There's a time and place for everything I've got to get it through
Cut loose, you're no use
I couldn't stand another second in your company

Don't waste your words I don't need anything from you
I don't care where you've been or what you plan to do

Stone me, why can't you see
You're a no-one nowhere washed up baby who'd look better dead

Your tongue is far too long
I don't like the way it sucks and slurps upon my every word

Don't waste your words I don't need anything from you
I don't care where you've been or what you plan to do

I am the resurrection and I am the life
I couldn't ever bring myself to hate you as I'd like

I am the resurrection and I am the life
I couldn't ever bring myself to hate you as I'd like

Last edited by Sencha (Thu 1st Oct 2015 11:22 am)


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#39 Fri 12th Feb 2016 10:40 am

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Re: Just Some Good Music I've Found Recently (share yours too)

While doing a 90's surf on YouTube I found this message for the times, from The Shamen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjWBAvuT8LY

Keep dreaming on, Phorever People
Keep Contemplating, star Gazing
Keep Dreaming on, Phorever People

Phorever People behold you stand tall, you won't fall
Because you give it your All
With a Magical aura of Wisdom and Will
We'll progress in the future and never stand still
Knowing and Seeing that we're going thru Change
Discovery of Light, starting to arrange
In the Mind with the help of Visualisation
Plan for the Future Civilisation
Making a decision, and knowing it's right
Discovery of Truth in the Vision of Light
Phorever People you will always be
A Step forward in Life for Positivity
So Keep on Believing, and keep on going,
Keep on trying and keep on sowing
The seed that is good - you know that we know
Yo - here we go!

We are Phorever People and we don't have to look too far To find Ourselves
'Cos what we See is what we Are
Phorever we will be together in our Dream Destiny
Phorever People can it be?
We are Phorever People and we don't have to try too hard to work it out
Unity is what we're All about
Instinctively we'll be Together in our Dream Destiny
Phorever People can it be?

Keep Generating Joy Making Keep Dreaming on, Phorever People
Keep Contemplating, star Gazing Keep Dreaming on, Phorever People

Oo Phorever People for Now and for Then
You say "For When ?" and I say it's Phorever, my friend
Because the Future is Now, and Phorever is Here
Within Visions of Truth, Imagination is Clear
So go forth with Experimentation
Technology for the Future Generation
Add knowing insight and Mystical Might
Phorever People still doing it right!

We are here and now among You
We are here and now among You
We are here and now among You
Add knowing insight and Mystical Might
Phorever People still doing it right!

We are Phorever People and we can see Tomorrow in each other's eyes
So recognise and realise
We are Futurity, awoken to our Dream Destiny
Phorever People can it be?
Keep it together people, or we can't last Phorever till we understand
A Higher Love shall hold command
In Soul Control we'll Be connected by our Circuitry
Phorever People can it be?

We are Phorever People
Keep on Phorever People
We are Together People
Carry on Phorever People[/i]

Last edited by Sencha (Mon 15th Feb 2016 10:41 am)


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#40 Wed 17th Feb 2016 12:41 pm

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Re: Just Some Good Music I've Found Recently (share yours too)

The Shamen & Terence McKenna - Re:Evolution (46:00)

https://youtu.be/EtIosgGW5j0?t=2760

Last edited by Sencha (Thu 18th Feb 2016 10:51 am)


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