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Albums you must hear before you die

category: music [glöplog]

IF there is one album, that has to be this:

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finest soundscapes ever on vinyl
added on the 2009-01-14 22:19:30 by Navis Navis
cool one!

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added on the 2009-01-14 23:31:24 by gentleman gentleman
wb: even though the latter part of Snow Goose isn't that good (weaker songs, repetition), that didn't keep me from practicing the entire album on my bass :) I had this crazy idea of performing it live with my band, but other members were/are too lazy and busy with their "lives."

I think Camel is an interesting band from the demoscene point of view. Lot of the melodic demoscene and game music could work well in "real life" with Camel-like instrumentation and sound. Although they are a prime example of so called light weight prog, their sound and style is something I've really paid attention to lately.

Just listen to 'Rhyader goes to town' (first part) and say it doesn't sound like something straight outta Konami shoot-em-up :)
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Something for your woofer:

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Great Drum 'n' Bass
added on the 2009-01-14 23:38:55 by Dano Dano
@Navis: Like Robert Fripp's soundscapes?

@all: Andrew Latimer's guitar playing on the first 3 Camel albums is amazing. Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider (or whatever it is called) has such a great vibe to it, and the whole Snow Goose puts me in a great mood. I have put it on in the morning more than once :)
@hempest: Funny thing, I'm trying to talk some friends of mine into playing Rhyader and Rhyader goes to town (and some other prog-ish stuff) with me (I play, or rather try to play, the keyboard). :) We never seem to find a suitable place to rehearse though.. :( I've never thought about the link to video games before, but now that you've mentioned it, it's so obvious. :) Which reminds me, another thing I've always wanted to play in a band setting is the rock-ish parts of the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night soundtrack (and off course the Vampire Killer track from the older games;).

@all: ...and here is another must-listen-to album:

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added on the 2009-01-14 23:54:05 by wb wb
wb: heh, I've thought the same, playing tunes like Fred Gray's Mutants, Richard Joseph's Barbarian, Tim Follin's Ghouls'n'Ghosts and some others I can't remember right now.
added on the 2009-01-15 00:30:45 by tempest tempest
graga: Robert Fripp and king crimson are also top. I haven't heard of the album soundscapes though...

I have a habit of playing music from the same composers while making a demo (which could take from days to months). The list goes like that:

Lifeforce - Moody blues
Planet risk - Brian Auger
Dreamchild - The beatles
Animal attraction - early J.M. Jarre
Edge of forever - Led zepellin
Metamorphosis - Soft machine
Walls of eryx - The zombies

and some times greek music too, albeit more light than all that.
added on the 2009-01-15 00:37:09 by Navis Navis
Navis: It's more than an album, it's something he does often and nearly exclussively when playing solo. However, not a lot of people really enjoy it. When Fripp toured with G3 he got boos from the crowd - some people thought he was a guitar tech checking gear!

Anyway, funny thing about Rhaydar goes to town - I've also proposed to my guitar teacher that we gather a few people to play it. We'll see what happens. It's a great tasty solo too.

"Demosceners play Camel Live at BP" anyone? :P
btw, Navis, if you take recomendations, then do a demo over King Crimson's Fracture :)
navis, dont listen to Graga..
make a rhythm blues Demo ;)
added on the 2009-01-15 01:23:24 by gentleman gentleman
fracture has been played on my record player so many times that I don't know anymore which sounds are due to worn out vinyl or where supposed to be like that.

Speaking of which,

my favourite king crimson

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amazing build up of tension. First side with "lark's tongue in aspic" that ends with the melodic (and without percussions!) book of saturdays.
Did you know that part of the album were used in a gothic hammer horror film in the seventies ?

Then side two. The talking drum - a "bolero" for the dance floor, pretty much ahead of its time.

And what a great album cover too...

added on the 2009-01-15 01:27:29 by Navis Navis
Haha, I love LTIA too, both the songs and the album. The new Part IV on the most recent albums is also pretty kick ass :). It is a little hard to digest though, not something that I put on when stressed, but more when I feel open to music and silence.

Which movie was it that used it?

Off to bed.
well, there are many many almost infinitely many albums you must hear before you die, but here is one of them.
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added on the 2009-01-15 02:37:19 by blala blala
wb: I just remembered, I've impulsetracked Rhyader's piano sequence some time ago. I can send it to you if you need it. I have tracked the melodies and basslines aswell if your friends need them :)
added on the 2009-01-15 10:25:16 by tempest tempest
garga: I don't remember but I'm pretty sure it is one with Peter Cushing circa mid-late seventies. At the end of the first song you can hear some samples from the movie. I searched at imdb but there are no king crimson credits for any horror hammer film. But I do remember it clearly being used somewhere...
added on the 2009-01-15 10:41:29 by Navis Navis
hempest: That would be awesome! :) my addy is mrwb [at] demowire [.] net
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Nile - Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
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this compilation of kylie minogue remixes is surprisingly very good, specially on big speakers :)
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Archmage: Nile rules!
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