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  • TomAnderson You have the favorite taste of sputnikmusic! Recommendations?
    September 18 11:13 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Do you not like lateralus?
    September 18 06:53 PM
  • Torontonian Nah just those two. I might now after hearing magnolia. Which i actually really liked.
    September 18 03:42 PM
  • Torontonian Hey what did you think of new Pineapple thief BTW? i actually thought it was pretty good and better than the one you introduced me to. Little man i think.
    September 17 09:54 PM
  • Hurricanslash Sooo, uhhh, dude, you asked for some more Spoken Word, so, here ya go! is also a thread, but you requested it, so I wanted to send it to you here as well.
    September 15 11:16 AM
  • ArsMoriendi He, like many of the users in his "group" think I'm stupid as hell. Which, on here, I kind of am.
    September 14 10:33 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Hahaha, well, I like his music, but nothing else about him.
    September 14 10:21 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Those that make noises.
    September 14 10:04 PM
  • ArsMoriendi I know man. When are the mods going to ban him though?
    September 14 09:38 PM
  • Supercoolguy64 ChoccyPhilly is indeed, Choccy philly : )
    September 14 07:45 PM
  • ASnideReturns Mine and Ins's album is slated for November
    September 14 07:15 PM
  • Futures only way i'd have it bae
    September 13 10:53 PM
  • Futures i think we can be friends now tbh
    September 13 10:48 PM
  • Futures hi
    September 13 10:40 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges From what I've seen, it seems that Jom was still in charge, along with Dave and morissey. Willie rose to prominence around 2009/2010, and Dev hit it big in 2011, if I remember correctly.
    September 13 05:26 PM
  • Artuma yeah paysage is wintherr's solo project. kristall und isa would probably be the best one to start with but the s/t is my favorite
    September 13 06:43 AM
  • Artuma nice to see you like darkspace. have you ever listened to paysage d'hiver?
    September 13 05:35 AM
  • Torontonian itsa perf album if you ask me.
    September 10 07:03 PM
  • Torontonian dangit.
    September 10 06:49 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Lol, sorry to spring it on you. I was just interested, because a lot of former Emeriti either just sucked at writing (Neoteric) or didn't do jack s*** on their time with the site (Kage, Zebra). But yeah, Sobhi and the two Tylers are cool. Who else is there?
    September 10 05:50 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Well, I know that he used to be a forum moderator. Anyways, who are your favorite Emeriti?
    September 10 04:10 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Tyler was an editor?
    September 10 03:52 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges No prob, mate. The Emeritus list used to be much longer, actually.
    September 10 03:27 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges STONKING GREAT TITS!!!
    September 9 11:06 PM
  • Torontonian Your Bjork-homogenic rating makes me really sad. :'(
    September 9 08:28 PM
  • Mort. cool man. im just psyched for new enter shikari at the moment. if new album is in january, then we should have new track/video in a month or 2
    September 9 02:24 PM
  • Mort. Brooo did you ever give cutting pink with knives a try again?
    September 9 12:37 PM
  • scottpilgrim10 amazing avatar dude
    September 7 08:29 PM
  • Mort. sweeeeeeeet. will be getting tickets for that
    September 6 12:27 PM
  • Mort. where did u hear this?
    September 6 09:23 AM
  • Sabrutin Cool! I always enjoyed it, I feel it's more fun to play than tennis because it gives me a better feeling of control.
    September 5 04:02 PM
  • Sabrutin Dude do you play badminton? Haha I used to play it too, but I stopped after three years.
    September 4 05:37 PM
  • ArsMoriendi It's mainly Fripp, Yak, and Futures. They comment so much on my lists though that it looks like half of the site. Oh, well. What can I do, right?
    September 3 11:26 PM
  • Onirium Yeah, me too, but I've read positive reviews about it, so I really don't know what to expect. And yeah, I agree they really had developped something that made them unique with Little Man and What Have We Sown. And I understand that with their new direction they might want to appeal to more people, but they have proved in the past that they can still be catchy without losing their originality, with songs like All You Need to Know for example.
    September 2 11:21 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot hey man, just saw that 'for the meds' post you made on my behalf... much appreciated dude :] too bad they didn't bite
    September 2 07:13 PM
  • HolidayKirk Haven't listened to the whole thing yet but it's definitely getting covered. Thanks for recommending it.
    September 2 01:39 PM
  • Onirium Yeah, that would be great, but I've looked at the tracklist and there's no song going over like 5 minutes. Which disappointed me too, but we can still hope. Like I said, the song for me was nothing outstanding, but it still grows a little. If they did it well and originally, I could probably like a completely alt-rock TPT album, and even though I was expecting that, I had hope they'd come back to a more acoustic-driven sound like on Little Man and What Have We Sown.
    September 2 08:01 AM
  • Phlegm awesome dude! Great to see you're challenging yourself when it comes to writing (I would be LOST trying to write about Sophie or D/P/I), also I'd love a download link for that ;) if you're willing ~~ oh ALSO dpi has a new project coming out in a few weeks, so if you are a little skeptical reviewing IAL then maybe wait and see if that one has a fresh impact on you, could lead to a feature as well :-)
    September 1 10:59 PM
  • Onirium Hey man, have you heard the new Pineapple Thief song? Nothing really outstanding or groundbreaking but still pretty good stuff. At the first listen I didn't really like the more catchy alternative rock direction it was taking, but after a couple listens, once I got past the fact that it's not really prog, then it actually started to grow on me. Anyway, we all expected them to venture into a more alt rock direction, but I'm still hoping for some proggier stuff on the rest of the album
    September 1 09:46 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot cool, hope you like man
    September 1 08:54 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot Yo Choccy you might dig this Poloniumcubes album
    September 1 08:28 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Yeah I probably could for a little bit, shoutbox me the link and I'll be on in 15 minutes
    September 1 01:10 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Idk, I really like Burial.
    September 1 12:10 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Dat Burial and Four Tet rating.
    September 1 10:48 AM
  • TalonsOfFire Doesn't really matter for you though since you never seem to ever sleep haha
    August 31 03:44 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Yeah I love how diverse it is, there's people from like Finland and Australia and South America and I like when they make lists about their lives, I usually end up learning more about the cultures in some way
    August 31 02:26 PM
  • TalonsOfFire FiveLeavesLeft, The Moreira, BigPleb, Green Baron, Mongi123, and probably a few others. But they're not who've been sharing my photos, it's all from the sputnik facebook group so I'd stay away from that, but friending sputnikers who aren't trolls and you talk to is probably fine, which is what I've been trying to stick to
    August 31 02:05 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Oh I see, yeah it was probably Yak or any of the trolls I don't really care though, any pics you post on FB are public so whatever. Are you FB friends with any sputnikers?
    August 31 01:54 PM
  • TalonsOfFire That cover photo is one of my old profile pictures, but I didn't make that account. Do you have any idea who did?
    August 31 01:40 PM
  • Phlegm holy s*** i rambled LOL guess words have been building up in my fingers after being away from a computer for a while, sorry ^_^
    August 30 08:28 PM
  • Phlegm -s bad boi for a hot MINUTE, i heard his stretch 2 mixtape and it was FIYAH, like shabazz palaces but mixed with a tonne of other experimental electronic dudes, so i will check out his album because several people have already told me too haha. REMIND ME in a few days when i'm back home and i'll have that thing downloading in a BLINK i swear
    August 30 08:27 PM
  • Phlegm so yeah try out Jeanette if u want, Espresso Digital and Fresh Roses have some pretty unique moments but go for a more contemporary (probably the wrong word) electronic style. 08.DD.15 and RICO however are just super glitchy and drop a lot of the sample flipping you'd hear in previous projects (though 08.DD.15 has THIS.OF.YOU which is this totally sick old soul sample twisted up). so yeah just whatever fits they are all pretty easy to digest and consume. NOW ARCA, i've been meaning to check thi
    August 30 08:26 PM
  • Phlegm so yeah check out I'm ****in' You Tonight if that sounds appealing to you, really smooth stuff which gets a LOT of play time on phlegm radio. OK SO BACK TO YOUR QUESTION LOL, uhhh my favorite DPI tape is Jeanette, but that's mainly from the heavy hip hop influence he puts forth on it. it's jammed full with like chief keef samples and s*** but it's mixed with such heavy bass and sporadic stuttering glitches that it makes u feel like you are driving in Paul Walkers grey skyline in 2 Fast 2 Furious
    August 30 08:24 PM
  • Phlegm their own random distinctive sound, Deep Magic and Olympus Mons are his ambient projects and they are REALLY good if you're into that type of genre. he mixes in a really varied amount of instruments on Deep Magic which gives him a certain unique quality when compared to other artists in the genre. HEAT WAVE is another one of his that I LOVE, it's like super slowed down glitchy r
    August 30 08:21 PM
  • Phlegm WHOOPS sorry man i only got access to a laptop a couple hours ago and your post got lost in my whirlwind of deadlines :~( yeah it's definitely safe to say i'm an Alex Gray fanboy lol, there was a stage earlier in this year where for like a MONTH all i listened to was dj/purple/image and heat wave. yeah it's such a pain that the DL link is broken, but i'll have a look on SLSK when i get home next week and check if there's anything available there!! yeah he has a few aliases which each excell in-
    August 30 08:15 PM
  • Phlegm omg yessss i can't believe you checked D/P/I this is GREAT news!!! Over all his aliases he is one of the realest in the game right now :-) what projects have you heard from him so far? Also i can understand ur thoughts about the end of In all languages, but for me it was a huge throw back to his old rnb chopped and screwed style as Heat Wave, and totally made the project for me ~~~~ sorry for typos I'm typing on my phone in the middle of a busy city
    August 28 11:49 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Haha yeah I'm gonna try to get a good portion of it done today, will hopefully have it done by next week at the latest, and maybe it will convince you to raise that unholy 2.5 :P
    August 28 01:56 PM
  • Mad. Awesome man, what about the 5.0 it deserves? (jk)Saw you 1.5'd Royal Blood but 3.5'd Knife Party, what's goin on there?!?!?!
    August 27 06:19 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Brostep is stuff like Skrillex.
    August 27 09:32 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges In all seriousness, though, you probably know that there's two main groups of dubstep producers: The more garage-influenced UK dub scene, and the American brostep scene. Critics tend to favor the UK artists, understandably so, hence why I called them "trve".
    August 27 08:45 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges Well, you'd have to ask Dev on the history of European dub and how it was adopted by their American counterparts, but he hasn't returned my calls, so he's probably busy.
    August 27 08:39 AM
  • BMDrummer i like to write stuff
    August 26 08:33 PM
  • Brostep Sure, gimme a sec to get home.
    August 26 07:32 PM
  • SowingSeason They quoted it on Metacritic so I asked to have it taken down. Didn't want to destroy the site's credibility lol. You can still find the review in the form of a soundoff.
    August 25 10:51 PM
  • VermTheLeviathan Yeah man, I have to recover the lost time pal
    August 25 05:03 PM
  • TheAJMetal Oh yeah I got into Wintersun years ago. I prefer their self-titled, particularly because its dark vibe and heavier presence of harsh vocals were great. Time I was also good, though.
    August 24 10:21 AM
  • TalonsOfFire Awesome I've been meaning to get into that, can't today but probably tomorrow morning which would be the afternoon for you I think
    August 23 05:13 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Do you mean on I've never been on that site someone was supposed to show me how it works
    August 23 02:55 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Aren't we doing that now?
    August 23 02:08 PM
  • Brostep I am indeed - look for the announcement post around September.
    August 23 07:23 AM
  • TheAJMetal Saw your SA comments on two different pages just now!Are there any other bands of the power metal genre you could recommend? I am just not feeling SA as hard as I can try and was looking for something a little less sickeningly sugary.
    August 22 05:24 PM
  • Tunaboy45 Thanks!
    August 21 03:12 AM
  • oltnabrick Alright peace dude, you've had your fun.
    August 20 08:42 PM
  • oltnabrick sorry dude, but you got to slow down. take a break for a couple months/years.
    August 20 08:38 PM
  • 10000InchDethChains Hope that those folks stop acting liek stalinist which aren't friends of the debate
    August 20 06:50 PM
  • 10000InchDethChains I hope, but you know some folks bitch too much
    August 20 06:13 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Haha fair enough. I basically jammed the Beatles constantly btwn ages 8 and 10 and went through a revival a few years ago but haven't really listened since then, though I remember the songs well enough and liked them. I just rated them because I was recently reminded of their existence but give them a go, abbey road is probably their best
    August 16 04:17 PM
  • Mort. oh and according to rous twitter, new es is nearly fully mixed. liker very nearly
    August 16 12:18 PM
  • Mort. dude you enjoy 2000s take that? same. actually really good arent they.
    August 16 12:00 PM
  • Mort. sweet man. i just want them to get more attention. i think they deserve it
    August 15 07:32 PM
  • Mort. dude are you going to check cutting pink with knives out again?
    August 15 07:09 PM
  • Mad. Agh that's so frustrating man, results are good though, looks like we had a similar problem with one subject lol
    August 14 03:19 PM
  • Mad. s*** the suspense must be killing you. Mine went mostly really well, ABB in Business, Philosophy and English and then bizarrely, a D in History lol, guess I know what I'm dropping. It's strange because I felt like I did well in History...
    August 14 03:50 AM
  • Mad. Results ok Choccy?
    August 14 03:14 AM
  • TalonsOfFire As if the internet wasn't disgusting or offensive enough lol. I guess that's more or less what I was expecting, don't think I'll search any though your descriptions was all the info I needed haha
    August 12 06:41 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Ive seen you talking about the "deep web" a lot on here, what exactly is that? I've never heard of it but I'm afraid to search it because it sounds bad. Also just saw the post below me, congrats on the feature!
    August 12 06:18 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Congrats on the feature, man!
    August 12 04:30 PM
  • ASnideReturns The story is about introspection and a man confronting his abandoned past. So it's gonna be pretty damn dark that's for sure.
    August 11 05:25 PM
  • ASnideReturns Olafur Arnalds is one of my favorite modern composers, our music is extremely piano heavy. For more details on the instrumentation you'd have to talk to Ins because he's in charge of that. I'm in charge of writing the story / lyrics and the vocal narration. (I'm a low baritone / high bass)
    August 11 05:16 PM
  • ASnideReturns Well, it's not the acoustic EP that I was originally making. Here are the details on the project -
    August 11 05:09 PM
  • ASnideReturns Feedback would be really cool, from what it seems like, at least five people are going to be reviewing it on Sputnik. It's gonna be a s***storm when we stream it because we'll announce it to the general mass of Sputnik via news article.
    August 11 05:06 PM
  • ASnideReturns Hey Chocc, Insurrection and I are releasing an EP in November. Would you be down to give it a listen?
    August 11 04:59 PM
  • Mort. i need more enter shikari choccy.
    August 11 02:57 PM
  • Mort. may of just ordered 3 enter shikari shirts that were on sale aswell as anything can happen cd single.............i keep on checking their fb for new album. they will release a song off it soon, in the coming months probably
    August 11 08:56 AM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot how do you like that Lionel Marchetti album?
    August 9 11:31 AM
  • Mort. yeah defo. i had this idea ages ago that i brought up that everyone said was good but we never did. it was to get people in plug who all want to listen to a new album, then jam that new fully in plug and chat about it. i might try and set it up with people
    August 8 07:28 PM
  • SkaCali oh well i was just being silly at the babymetal thread
    August 8 07:25 PM
  • Mort. yeah im plugging a lot more these days. in hard jammers or riffs a lot. theyre updating the site at the moment, apparently its gonna be a lot better
    August 8 07:21 PM
  • Mort. hmm good example. yeah no falcons isnt grindey, not entirley electronic. id say its like electro/punk or something? anyway, the album is really unique so its not surprising its hard to convey what parts of it sound like.
    August 8 07:18 PM
  • Mort. i dont know what those bits are. listen to a song, then tell me what bit you mean. eg 20 - 40 secs in *song title*
    August 8 07:11 PM
  • Mort. emo? u wat mate
    August 8 07:06 PM
  • Mort. yeah just checked on the proper versions, none of them end abruptly in an irregular way. i think u r listening to s*** versions
    August 8 07:04 PM
  • SkaCali banned :(
    August 8 07:04 PM
  • Mort. it doesnt bro.if ur listening to it on youtube that might be s***ty uploads. it doesnt on spotify if i remember correctly
    August 8 07:02 PM
  • ASnideReturns No, I figured that the best idea would be to only rate things that I review.
    August 8 05:00 PM
  • ASnideReturns I'm glad my opinions have been missed haha. My first review back is... going to be quite negative though. It's a band called "Hello Kitty Suicide Club."
    August 8 04:54 PM
  • ASnideReturns The Gojira cover is going to take the same approach as Whitechapel's acoustics. No vocals, just intricate guitar work. The thread(s) will most likely be insane.
    August 8 04:49 PM
  • ASnideReturns Somewhat, along with that I just missed having a reviewing audience.
    August 8 04:42 PM
  • BMDrummer yeah, i'm still somewhat interested in the whole idea since i'm a tech nerd. probably never gonna actually get on it, but all this discussion is interesting
    August 7 11:16 PM
  • BMDrummer sorry about the deep web discussion lol
    August 7 10:57 PM
  • TalonsOfFire No problem dude, most of the modern genrebending stuff sounds fine but yeah a lot of the classic stuff sounds s***ty but it's all part of the atmosphere I guess
    August 7 10:07 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Yeah, I'm not even gonna bother. I can't sleep anyways.
    August 7 09:28 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Even without the gruesome snuff films and the disgusting pedo s***, it's still disturbing. Sure, I got a laugh from the "mail-order marijuana" thing, but being able to hire contract killers and mercenaries? Abducting homeless people and performing experiments on them? Nasty, man.
    August 7 09:09 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Lol, I can tell you won't want to explore the Deep Web anytime soon.
    August 7 09:02 PM
  • BMDrummer hehe you're welcome i guess, i still don't like it either
    August 7 08:08 PM
  • BrandonNeedles Thanks for the rec about Dangerkids I really love their sound
    August 7 05:00 PM
  • VermTheButcher Dude, I rated ES with a 2,5. Maybe 2 but I give to those albums a second chance, compared with their contemporaries they are pure gold and they have some good songs and they have a cool live show, still they have some flaws.
    August 7 02:34 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Judgement is their only one I haven't heard besides their doomy ones, which is funny because it's considered their masterpiece. I would start with A Fine Day To Exit and A Natural Disaster, they have the least cheese. If those don't grab you listen to a song or two from Alternative 4 or We're Here, you'll know pretty quickly if you like those or not
    August 6 11:37 AM
  • TalonsOfFire Some of their stuff sounds a lot like Porcupine Tree and The Pineapple Thief, their first three are the only doom metal ones. The rest are alt. rock/new prog sounding. Which albums did you hear?
    August 6 11:29 AM
  • TalonsOfFire Haha we all have guilty pleasures, but yeah I don't know what response you were expecting with a response like that, but I see what you're saying. They're pretty mediocre for metalcore standards with some cool stuff but like you've been saying: if they pull themselves together songwritingwise they could probably make something great
    August 6 12:34 AM
  • Mall Can't think of much at all I've loved from this year :/ and no I just never end up giving albums 4.5 I guess. I will do so!
    August 5 06:46 PM
  • Mall Lol maybe, and yeah a lot of stuff was disappointing this year so eh
    August 5 06:41 PM
  • Mall 5's are VERY hard to dish out these days, and well you could say that but I like to keep track of everything I listen to
    August 5 06:30 PM
  • Mall Haha I am getting pickier there's no doubt! I guess the albums I like are ones I really do like though so I guess that makes up for it
    August 5 06:04 PM
  • Onirium Well yeah I can understand that, if it doesn't work for you, it doesn't work. By the way, I've checked out Death Grips, and, well, it was not really my taste, but it made me realize hip-hop can actually be pretty good and interesting. It's just the genre is simply not for me; it's practically the opposite of what I usually listen to, so it would take me a lot more listens to get into it, and maybe someday I will.
    August 4 11:58 PM
  • zakalwe Down here we are possibly the biggest wankers to walk these isles dude. Norfolk, a strange place indeed. Now I understand your just getting into 'trip-hop' Nu-Metal should reach you in a few months it all goes down hill from there on in bro!
    August 4 06:00 PM
  • zakalwe Cool dude, I'm on me phone can't open the link. Who is it? I'll be sure to check it later. Urchin - Urchin is a good one from the states that went under the radar but it's missing the grittiness to make it a 'classic'
    August 4 05:49 PM
  • OmairSh Didn't like his cleans?!!!! He's one of the most incredible vocalists I've heard. Dam. Well I can't say I didn't know the album wasn't for everyone.
    August 3 10:04 PM
  • OmairSh Avant-garde prog black death jazz metal? I'm interested, plus the album art looks cool. Will check, thanks. Ironically Leprous have avant-garde elements as well
    August 3 01:48 PM
  • OmairSh It's a genius album, but it will seem like a cluster fvck on the first few listens, it won't make sense. It takes a few listens to unravel, Their latest 3 albums are all great, but Bilateral is their best imo. Band is important for the future of prog.
    August 3 01:38 PM
  • OmairSh Modern truly prog metal album? Leprous - Bilateral, give it time to sink in
    August 3 01:28 PM
  • Onirium I'm quite surprised by your Godspeed ratings dude. I mean, you're entitled to your own opinions of course, yet I thought GY!BE would be something you'd dig. I'm curious to know the reason behind those ratings though
    August 2 10:24 PM
  • Mort. na man i like anesthetist, dont judge it till the full version. it sounds like that recording really muffled the potential of its atmospheric qualities (especially the chorus). sounds like theres a lot more going on itn it that we cant hear
    August 2 06:56 PM
  • Mort. oh and have you seen this tour vid they released today? so funny
    August 2 06:47 PM
  • Mort. yeah i think rat race probs attracted more peeps who liked ES already, hence the high av. but, i still think their current style will be seen as their best by most people, perhaps warranting a 3.5/3.6. im just aching for a new song already.
    August 2 06:45 PM
  • Mort. na im fine with the low average. id rather it be higher, but **** it, its ok. tbh rat race has such a high average (3.8) that i think their new album will have a high average aswell. it seems like theyre getting more focused. rat race was strong.
    August 2 06:34 PM
    August 2 06:02 PM
  • MervTheDemonSlayer Yeah but remember once again that I'm harder than the russian winter, besides if you ban me for no specific reason 2 other verm accounts will appear, I' m the hydra
    August 2 11:47 AM
  • TheEpic7thVermicide Yeah, but remember, I'm harder than russian winter
    July 30 03:33 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Ha yeah it was hard to stay away from an active discussion about one of my favorite albums, even if I haven't listened in over a year and it's all just from memory. Plus it's mainly their 00's ones I'm sick of
    July 22 05:18 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Haha I actually bookmarked their page a while ago and happened to have gone through my bookmarked recs earlier today, and that was one of the bands I downloaded so will listen soon!
    July 22 05:08 PM
  • TalonsOfFire As if you need more but I forgot: BM mixed with shoegazing- Deafheaven - Sunbather, Alcest, Lantlos. Also Forgotten Tomb, Mirrorthrone, and Black Monolith - Passenger are awesome
    July 22 01:49 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Darkthrone, Mayhem, Dissection, Burzum, Immortal, Bathory, and Ulver are some of the classics but you'll probably like the modern genrebending stuff more
    July 22 01:31 PM
  • TalonsOfFire The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li, Saor - Aura, Thulcandra - Fallen Angel's Dominion. Symphonic stuff with some DM influences: Abigail Williams, Emperor, Dimmu Borgir - Spiritual Black Dimensions, early Cradle of Filth, new Dark Fortress, Old Man's Child - In Defiance of Existence. Prog influenced: Enslaved - Vertebrae, Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
    July 22 01:29 PM
  • Onirium Yeah I really like that kind of atmospheric, piano-driven songs that start small and build-up very epic and emotional. My favorites in this style stay Untitled 3 and Untitled 1 by Sigur Ros, they haven't lost their effect on me yet. And by the way, what do you think of Glassworks?
    July 20 07:50 PM
  • Onirium And this Olafur Arnalds link, jamming it at the moment, awesome stuff too, I like the evolution of the song and the very raw drums, thanks for the rec!
    July 19 10:03 PM
  • Onirium At the first listen, I was kinda disappointed by Faith in Others too, considering Wilson said it was the most beautiful thing Mikael's ever written. But yeah, after a few listens I really really dig the song. I've jammed the album four times now, and I won't touch it again until the official release; I'm pleased of what I heard, now I'm just hyped to hear the final mix and everything. Btw, I've jammed some Ludovico Einaudi stuff, it's very cool, very beautiful music.
    July 19 10:00 PM
  • Onirium Well, I'm currently giving it its third spin, and I must say, on the first listen I thought it was consistently great, but I found nothing outstanding. On the second listen, though, I found some magical moments and more awesome subtleties. And now I'm on the third one, and it just feels like the whole thing is incredibly beautiful and cohesive. It's like Heritage, but more melodic and less jazzy. Definitely their most beautiful album after Damnation to me
    July 18 04:36 PM
  • Onirium I know, it's just that usually, when I'm really hyped for an upcoming album like this, I prefer to wait until it's physically released to buy it and hear it, I find it a more rewarding listen. But yeah, whatever, I was thinking about downloading it tonight anyway, but it seems all the downloads haved. But I found a Youtube video of the full album, giving it its first listen at the moment. I love it. At the first listen, to me, it's their best one since Damnation at the very least.
    July 17 11:14 PM
  • TalonsOfFire I'm actually really busy til late tonight so I might have to do the same...
    July 16 09:54 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Sweet man is it downloading? Only took half an hour for mine
    July 16 09:32 PM
  • TalonsOfFire This one takes half the time actually but just do both that's what I did and this link gave it to me first
    July 16 09:27 PM
  • TalonsOfFire
    July 16 09:26 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Download worked! Can't listen for another hour though :/ Have you heard it yet? It amazing?
    July 16 09:19 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Just saw your message and downloading that one now too
    July 16 08:48 PM
  • TalonsOfFire K I found it on turbobit it's 102 mb and taking 29 minutes does that sound like the right one to you?
    July 16 08:47 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Dude I saw but I can't find it!!! Do you have a leak?
    July 16 08:43 PM
  • Onirium Ok great, thanks for the recs, I'll jam them for sure! Do you know Philip Glass? Because if you like minimal music, I think you'd really dig his works, especially the Glassworks album. It's very interesting and beautiful, uses a lot of complex musical theory. It's very repetitive, but what makes it interesting is the way he makes subtle changes to the themes, and all the great build-ups and crescendos
    July 15 10:49 PM
  • Onirium Well, personally I'm more interested by the 19th-20th century composers, so, the precursors of neo-classicism like Bela Bartok, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Prokofiev. Also, I dig some Romantic and Baroque-era music, like Beethoven, Bach and Chopin. I don't know very well neoclassical music though, but it really seems interesting. What would you rec me to start with?
    July 15 03:51 PM
  • Onirium Yeah, I like this kind of more ambient piano stuff a lot too. And I get why you don't get A Fable, it's just that I really love his personal and very inventive touch, personally I find it really interesting, but yeah. I see you love classical music, am I right? Who's your favorite composer?
    July 14 10:04 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Those wacky kids! lol but they sound like they're in a death cult or something, I want to hate them for sounding like pretentious ***holes but they're music is so cool I really can't
    July 13 08:50 PM
  • TalonsOfFire This Thantifaxath review's gonna end up being the most pretentious thing I've ever wrote haha
    July 13 08:28 PM
  • Onirium Honestly I've never really jammed his first two album, but I'd say if you liked Shadow Theater, you'd probably dig his album Arratha Rebirth. It has quite the same modern jazz/armenian folk sound than Shadow, but with an overall heavier feel. This should give you a good impression of the album : Also, if you dig piano music, you should probably check out "A Fable", his compositions are really interesting.
    July 13 07:38 PM
  • Onirium Yeah, I'm familiar with Kveldssanger, but it's been a very long time since I haven't jammed it. I don't know Vali, but it sounds like something I could really like. I know it's not exactly the same style, but in the same ambient-folk vein, I'd say Storm Corrosion are definitely my favorites. I know you don't like them as much as I do though
    July 11 10:04 PM
  • Onirium Ok thanks for the rec! Actually I'd have described A Fable more than "piano-only and beautiful", but yeah shoutbox posts have limited numbers of words. Actually it's an album with some of my favorite piano jazz songs ever. You know, the way he added his own personality to jazz-fusion on Shadow Theater? Well, on A Fable he adds his touch to piano jazz, so yeah, worth checking out. But if you like neoclassical you probably really dig Musk Ox's new album?
    July 11 05:18 PM
  • Onirium Great! It was definitely a grower for me too. And yeah, I was actually even more amazed seeing he didn't even have a page on sputnik. I mean, in the world of jazz, he's actually pretty well-known, and considered a major artist in the more modern jazz movement. Also, if you really like it, I think you'd dig his other albums Arretha Rebirth and A Fable. The former is a lot like Shadow Theater but kind of heavier and was a little harder to get into for me; the later is piano-only and is so beautifu
    July 11 04:27 PM
  • TalonsOfFire That thantifaxath album was sick, will probably review it soon most likely with a 4.5, it's ridiculous no one has yet. I think my favorites are Hemlock, Gasping, and Static
    July 10 08:06 PM
  • Onirium Yeah I get what you mean, it took me a couple listens to dig the vocals, but I love how they really use their voices as if they were instruments. I'm glad you like it, Tigran really deserves more recognition in my opinion.
    July 10 07:45 PM
  • Onirium Yeah that's pretty cool! Then I really think you'll dig Shadow Theater, because, actually, stylistically, I wouldn't even call it jazz; I mean, it certainly has the improvisational structure and the instrumentation that are characteristic to jazz, however I couldn't find a better term to describe it than avant-garde. He has a very atypical way of making jazz, that blends it with Armenian folk and quite a lot of prog influences. I think you'll get more what I mean when you jam it
    July 9 11:55 PM
  • TalonsOfFire haha yeah mad loves his pineapple thief. I really liked both albums for different reasons so will probably just go in order of sputnik averages, from what I've heard I agree with the inconsistency thing. Sometimes they're really original and amazing and other times they just sound like a ripoff or Radiohead or Floyd
    July 9 10:05 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Yeah hopefully it's better than the last one, you seem to have given it a 2.5, they're next for me after PT for finishing the discography. Are their pre-Little Man albums better or worse? Should I finish these new ones and then go back and restart at the beginning? Cause I have 'em all but only heard LM and SHIM
    July 9 09:39 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Yeah it's probably their worst. Imho though it has some of their tightest songwriting and none of the songs are inherently bad, even if they all drag in one way or another so I probably have a good angle to defend the 5 with. You're probably right about PC having tons of reviews, are you planning on doing one too?
    July 9 09:24 PM
  • TalonsOfFire I'll definitely write one for PC, and Watershed is actually like a 4.2 for me but I wanted to write a review that took an extreme and informative opinion on it. I might do one for Deliverance too with a 5, (it's like a 3.7 for me) and just analyze it and defend the s*** out of it too lol because it gets way too much s*** and its the only one of theirs without a 5 star review
    July 9 08:53 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Ugh I'm so pissed that list passed me by, I literally just discovered it today and have no idea how it's eluded me this whole time lol. I'm sure someone on there got assigned to it, but I'll probably review it soon if one doesn't pop up since these new deathcore releases that I could pan are getting jumped on so soon
    July 9 08:39 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Yeah I haven't listened to a ton of COB for the same reasons, but their guitarwork is amazing so I try to push through haha. I literally just downloaded the Thantifaxath album a few minutes age (took a while to find) and will probably listen tonight or tmrw for sure, heard a little bit and it's pretty sweet. Do you know why there's no review for it?
    July 9 08:10 PM
  • TalonsOfFire I'm sure you heard of some of these but: first few by children of bodom and the black dahlia murder, edge of sanity (opeth's companion band when they started out) - crimson, threat signal - under repisal, dark tranquility - the gallery, at the gates - slaughter of the soul, omnium gatherum - the red shift. Some cool female fronted ones: arch enemy - wages of sin, the agonist - prisoners. Kind of a repetitive genre haha but these are most of the classics and a few genrebenders too
    July 9 07:56 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Hey man if you're interested in melodic death metal I can give you a few recs to start with if you want
    July 9 07:34 PM
  • Onirium I didn't know you were into jazz, but that's very cool! I think you'll like it, there's some prog influences in it, too.
    July 8 04:34 PM
  • Brostep ooh that's actually one of like 5 albums I wanted! may actually review it under an alt since I really don't trust myself to review breakcore like at all but RA gave it a glowing review iirc and I've been meaning to check it.
    July 8 04:18 PM
  • Onirium Dude, you dig Tigran Hamasyan? That's awesome! Shadow Theater is an amazine record
    July 8 04:12 PM
  • Mad. Nice dig man ;)
    July 6 07:01 AM
  • Mad. Let it groooooowwwwww
    July 5 06:48 PM
  • Mad. Damn bra, that 3.0 on Messenger hurts me :\ make sure you give it a couple more listens, started about a 3.5 for me
    July 5 03:52 PM
  • NorwichScene Yo! ButteryBiscuitBase from Ipswich (boo). Love living in Norwich
    July 1 04:13 PM
  • Mort. thanks very much. omg perfect spelling!!! (took my time with typing)
    June 28 08:30 PM
  • Mort. a kot of aclochol. step one. acqwuire aslcohgol. step 2. drink aoclhol. step 3. GO HOME POST OF SPUTNIK!!!!!!
    June 28 08:25 PM
  • Torontonian and if you want another rec i think you might enjoy Camel. a grossly underrated 70's prog group that is fantastic. Fun Fact: Andy Latimer(group's guitarist) is Mikael Akerfeldt's favorite guitarist, no joke. A good album to start with would be "mirage".
    June 25 09:01 PM
  • Torontonian ya i can see how his voice can be overbearing. I personally enjoy it but i can totally understand if it doesn't fit your style. but hey.... i guess trial and error is an important part of discovering new music! anyway, hope that the album grows on you, if it doesn't thats cool too. And thanks for introducing me to Pineapple Thief, i'll be jamming Little man in the future and eventually checking out some of their other albums. cheers mate.
    June 25 08:52 PM
  • Mongi123 What song is it? haha the video didn't work
    June 25 04:45 PM
  • Torontonian Hey i just finished listening to little man. you rec'd me it and i thought it was actually great. i gave it a 3.5 on ranking but for me that stills means it is awsome. thanks anyway, and if you ever get around to listening to marbles make sure you tell me what you thought.
    June 23 09:30 PM
  • Torontonian Hey thanks for the Rec! I'll listen to "Little Man" as soon as i can. Always interested to try new music. and hope you like marillion!
    June 15 10:39 PM
  • Underflow I'm increasingly getting the feeling that Grift isn't actually looking for an intelligent discussion.
    June 13 04:14 PM
  • Mad. Just saw your 'Rec Me an Album I Will 5' list but I'm a bit late so I'll rec you a couple in here. Just finished my AS too! My school sucks though so I have to go back in after before summer... Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here is essential, plus Solterra - Umbra and Amplifier - Amplifier, Humanfly - Awesome Science, Bruce Soord with Jonas Renkse - Wisdom of Crowds, Nosound - Afterthoughts and Mother's Cake - Creation's Finest are all near 5s. Enjoy!
    June 13 03:44 PM
  • Torontonian Hey dude if you like porcupine tree and opeth you should definetly listen to Marillion. I really love this band and i think our tastes are fairly similar based on your"rec me 5" page. Start off with the album marbles. Steven WIlson even mixed two of the tracks on it!
    June 13 10:16 AM
  • Mad. Yeah it definitely takes a few listens to fully appreciate most Gazpacho releases - Demon started off about a 3.5-4 for me! The vocals are definitely one of the best aspects, as well as THAT piano-work. Yeah the new TPT will hopefully be awesome, if he can step up from All the Wars again. I'm also stoked for the new Amplifier, should be brilliant
    May 31 07:07 AM
  • Mad. Haha thanks man, you too! You should check some more Pineapple Thief albums, definitely Variations on a Dream and Someone Here Is Missing. You'd also probably dig Messenger - Illusory Blues (check my latest review), it's one of the best of 2014. My AOTY so far is Gazpacho - Demon, a near-perfect album that I can't recommend enough! IQ - The Road of Bones is also brilliant.
    May 30 05:35 AM
  • dannyboy89 Nice to see someone else who prefers PT and 'Peth to DT. I'm not a big DT fan, personally, although I guess IaW, Awake and Scenes are dece albums.
    May 24 11:16 PM

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