Iamthe Nightstars

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  • bakkermaarten007 Never heard of a condenser mic, I'll be looking into that. Thanks a lot!
    November 26 05:36 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 May I ask you something? Except for a good mic, what gear would you recommend me to add a wider range of sounds to an acoustic set-up and maybe try (ease into) some babysteps into recording.
    November 25 10:19 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 This is the full link, sorry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44vzMNG2fZc
    November 21 08:45 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 I can totally understand your country's decision though. Just imagine they did the same like Germany: a country of 80 mil people letting in one million this year alone, which can add up to 4 mil after family reuniting efforts. It's a total suicide. I wonder if you've seen this video already. It is at some points overly dramatic and at others a little anti-Jewish, which I hate, but overall it just gives a view about how Europe is destroying itself willingly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44vzMN
    November 21 08:44 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 This is a nice and calming shoegaze song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_aY3oK1YuA
    November 20 05:29 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 And about refugees. Yes there's an underlying threat in accepting them. HopefullY your state does a good screening of whoever it accepts. With some luck you'll be getting the civilized, good meaning bunch =) And terrorist threat or not, keep in mind that the chances of dying in a car accident will always be higher. Plus, if you live in a neighbourhood- don't know where you live- that's relatively calm and not the capital or a major city, terrorists won't target it. they want as many victims
    November 18 02:21 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 ...for decades. If one dared to touch it, you'd be called a racist/ Xenophobe,... But like I said, people should learn to aim for the ideology. Just like not every nazi supporter was a bad guy (most regular nazi sympathisers back then were regular people, but still supported a contested ideology), but nonetheless advocated an ideology with too much evil in it.
    November 18 02:16 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 ...(whole chapters) really wherein jihad, submission of non-believers, killing of non-believers and the borderless caliphate are taught. In spite of all these hateful lines, Imams (like Islamic pastors) tell muslims that the Quran should be strictly interpreted. So yes, most of Islam supports undirectly ISIL; And in a scenario in which Islam gets the upper hand, most muslims will turn to what is most familiar to them: radical Islam instead of Western values. Its a threat that has been silenced .
    November 18 02:14 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Most of Islam-thus most muslims- don't immediately support ISIL I think. Most just want to have a good life like everyone else. But there are definitely hardliners, lots of them. Infact, a poll done by the BBC in Great Britain showed that 27% of British muslims sympathised with Charlie Hebdo attackers. And that's just a poll wherein they can lie or deny... The link with Islam and terrorism is almost unrefutable, yet it keeps on happening (denying). There are lots and lots of verses ...
    November 18 02:11 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 ...no, and for good measure. Anyways, I just wanted to point out what a rotten composure Europe politics have. The continent is disintegrating for quite some time now, for what seems to achieve a false ideal of togetherness which is in reality nothing else than a slowly spreading submission by external values. End rant/
    November 18 10:01 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 ...thousands of people. A noble thought it might seem at first, but no one seems to think in the long term about the integrity of the nation. One (for now) terrorist of the Paris shootout was a refugee. Moreover, 90% at least of these refugees are young men, almost no women or children to be detected. It sometimes seems like an Islamci army lol. In the US Obama thought about- what was it- 10000 refugees to give shelter? That's not much ,yet even then lots of states said Anyways, I'll stop here
    November 18 09:59 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Anyways, I'll tell you one more thing. Overall the mentality is different in Europe than in America. Some months ago, three Americans stood up to a terrorist on a train and rescued possibly a little short of hundred lives. In the venue where the biggest shootout happened in Paris, people all ran and duck, with the result of 86 deaths in that venue alone. En masse they could've disarmed these four men, with only maybe 10-20 deaths.Also: we feel like we have the responsibility to give shelter to
    November 18 09:56 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Sorry for all these ranting, but I'm a little angry lol
    November 18 09:51 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 After this first shootings in Charie Hebdo, 100.000 muslims protested against...Charlie Hebdo, in London. After the attacks some days ago, 1 out of 3 tweets in Belgium (where I live) about ISIL carried a positive connotation. We shouldn't single out people, but neither should we remain blind to the ideology which forms a solid fundament for all these barbaric crimes. Yet it's what Europe has been doing for decades, afraid of returning to nazism/fascism, so they did the completeopposite lol
    November 18 09:51 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Well, I'm much closer to Bruges than I am to Paris, so I'm relatively safe. I was never afraid to begin with, unlike so many others. There's a lot of hysteria right now, but what's highly frustrating is, that instead of acknowledging there's a problem with Islam itself, everyone seems to resort to phrases like 'let's stick together', 'love will beat hate' and all that kind of catchphrases that literally get you nowhere. We've seen this escalating for decades- because integration failed.
    November 18 09:47 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 The first one is definitely the darkest of both albums. It feels a bit suffocating, claustrophobic in that it's all so dense with these relentless drums harshly tuned guitars, and somewhere amidst all of that we get the same vocals as in the second album, but they're somewhat more detached here which makes it a little more discomforting.
    November 12 08:11 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 I have to express myself more clearly =), yes I have heard the first one. Been playing it a little longer than the second one. It's heavier than their second album, drums have some sort of industrial vibe to them and there are crescendos (beautiful crescendos) in lots of songs which I can only describe as haunting and cathartic. I'd definitely give it a listen, both of the albums are beautiful but they differ quite a bit.
    November 12 08:04 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 So what are your thoughts on Dating? I've explored both albums rigourously and I think they're on par in quality. The last one is more calm and what I'd call drone-/ shoegaze emo and We Put Things in The Water and Kids Are Ripe (lol, that title) are both stunners I think. The former is the speedier one and serves multiple crescendos towards song endings but might be of less lasting value maybe.
    November 10 07:24 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Haha =) , thanks a lot!
    November 10 10:44 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Your latest upload is another appealing one. And the amazon link makes me think I shoudl check out the entire album.
    November 9 05:24 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 It sounds like Rika mixed with There Will Be Fireworks somehow. I have yet to warm up to the singer's voice
    November 9 09:23 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Will do. Bookmarked it, I'm sceptical as well because I remember their first album as something a little too poppy.
    November 4 10:54 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Don't know if I showed you this before, so if I did, sorry. This song is one of many short pieces from the album Capri by Celer, it's gorgeously morose ambient music imo. I has quickly become one of my go-to ambient albums: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRI7EpnQKEo
    November 2 09:44 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Normally I'd say it is a bad thing for a band to try resurface after all this time. But given that Mike Kinsella is doing very well solo I believe there can't go too much wrong. And that new song feels like a part 2 of another AF song, which I forgot the name of. Exciting times =)
    November 1 06:57 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I had it already 'liked' somehow. Didn't remember a single bit of it, it was cool encounter, thanks.I'm just going to wish you good luck before I forget, it must be getting busier for you every week now
    October 31 12:31 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Your semester ends around Christmas too, I presume? Luckily (well, maybe not) I've got time to practice guitar and read up on some things because I'm still jobless . So no, nothing's really new here and I'm not improving a whole lot with guitar either =)Sometimes I wish I lived around your area, surely I'd have dropped by by now and asked you to jam together haha
    October 27 08:23 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 How are you doing? Still writing music?
    October 27 10:19 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Thanks, but you don't need to. I liked the music itself quite a lot but the vocals just took too much of its power away for me.
    October 14 05:55 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 If you haven't listened to the Dating album in its entirety, I think you should. It's refreshing in its entirety. Not sure if it'll hold up in time, because right now my judgment is clouded by my enthusiasm of hearing something new.
    October 14 09:10 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Anyway, here's a sombre song : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIH_hEsH444
    October 12 07:48 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Oh, my bad. =) Yes, it's quite easy too to assume that most people who know even the slightest about music now know what emo really is. But consequently you and I just extend this small community on sputnik and other circles where emo get discussed to the mainstream, I think. And can't really blame them, 'emo' as a prefix gets applied to anything these days: emo politics, emo poll, emo moment, ...pff llol
    October 12 07:25 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 It's about the youtube comment, I presume? Well, you're doing one hell of a job. You've already got a nicely filled channel with lots of obscure and worthy songs. And cool footage
    October 11 08:25 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I didn't find it overpowering, though. Maybe a case of headphones, with my more expensive pair the ambience gets much stronger haha.In any case, I think we can agree that there's still room for a band to come with the defining album in that small niche genre. This shoegaze emo seems to be the only thing that sounds refreshing regarding newer emo these days, don't you think?
    October 9 09:37 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 This probably fits in with 'shoegaze emo': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=athjn-prIbM
    October 5 10:43 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 I like it, except for the singer's vocal power. He has a nice voice, but seems to hold back. Still no fan of Elliott?
    September 25 06:48 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Yeah, I thought almost the same. Also felt a hint of conformity. (of all the individualist ways we still want all the same)I'll let the idea of yoga sink in for a while and maybe act on it. If I do, it won't be with a dvd though, I need to get out of my house more often and yoga would make a good reason to do so =)
    September 23 07:43 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 The yoga you're following. Is that the regular yoga you find in sports associations or some other form? I'm thinking about it, might do it as well, seeing it has stress relieving effects on you.
    September 22 01:11 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Sorry about that. Here you go, it's a cool (stylistically) short video I think: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE4oz2u6OHY
    September 22 01:10 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 And here we have a very interesting animation video. I won't tell you the theme but I'd like to know what you think it represents after watching it though =)https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=238
    September 21 07:44 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 I find this to be a stunning classical piece, I think you'll dig it too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZrxenuQV4E
    September 20 06:09 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 That song feels inspiring, thank you. You've been on meds a very long time, funny that you don't know how you managed to cope without them. But you're one of the few. Most people, once on meds, stay on them for the rest of their lives. That' quite the accomplishment.
    September 15 06:13 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 If you're doing okay now, then it is weird you've ever gotten prescribed them. Fyi, much research of the past years points towards an infection theory for the cause of depression or a major catalyst. In that case, it's evident that the pills didn't work for you. Idk
    September 15 03:53 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 And if you don't mind me asking: what meds did you quit? (you really don't have to answer if you like to keep that private)
    September 12 08:57 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 btw, I just got back from a Brand New concert in Brussels.It was only the second time they played in Belgium so I had to be there. It was awesome but regrettable that they didn't play The Boy Who and that there were an awful number of teenage girls. I have a feeling that wouldn't be the case in the US haha. Also picked up a copy of Deja on vinyl. Ever seen them?
    September 12 08:55 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Glad to hear you're doing well, aside from the musical difficulties. If I were anything near your level I'd probably ask you to work on something together over the internet haha. But all I have is some good ideas I'm proud of, but not capable of enrolling them fully.It's awesome that you're still pursuing your degree. The job market is diffficult yes, but your area will keep on needing new help so you're safe in those terms I think.
    September 12 08:53 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I know you were studying to become a medical assistant. Are you still doing that?And any progress made with the musical project you were doing with that other person (roommate or? I forgot sorry)?
    September 8 08:22 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Still looking for a job and other than that I'm trying to get better at guitar and keeping my brain alert by reading lots of books with a hint of philosophy underneath. It's a real chore lol.I've also been preoccupied with caring for my brother (who's lost his way and missed the train to adulthood so to speak) and trying to get him on track. My mom's has been recovering from breast cancer the last 8 months and is now in the final stages of her treatment so that's a very positive aspect for me.
    September 8 08:19 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I've heard them before, but I wasn't really impressed. I don't really think there's much emo left in this sound of Solea. It's nice though, don't get me wrong, but doesn't do much for me. I liked TITR a whole lot better.
    August 20 10:14 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 *Pluck pluck pluck* gorgeous melodies. Yeah, I'll check out more of The Twilight Singer's material
    August 17 03:37 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 From certain words that Chri uses a lot (Grace) to the song's structure (crescendo within a crescendo/ choir likebacking vocals). Idk, I'd be surprised you haven't heard it yet, I wonder if you see the similarities too.
    August 15 07:26 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I see their albums so highly rated and I feel like I've missed out on something. Haven't heard the song yet, it's in my watch later playlist slowly getting closer haha. I've stalled new music a lot.I've just been listening to the JEW song 'The most beautiful things'. Hadn't heard it yet, but I feel that must be the most Mineral sounding song JEW's ever done.
    August 15 07:23 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 That alone. project sure has many other great songs as well.
    August 7 09:20 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 What I'v found as of late is only a longish modern classical piece =) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esawaA450SQ Also, I don't know if it's because I've grown alert to it, but it seems more video makers are incorporating your style of old fragments. Maybe you've set a wide internet trend who knows
    August 6 11:57 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Interesting stuff. On the one side I thought it was something like those electronica induced dream pop bands that seem so popular right now (chillwave or what's it called?). Then there was some part weirdishness like Animal Collective or Ariel Pink. Yet in the end just a straightforward tempo change with the familiar post-hardcore cleans. I don't know how to digest it yet.
    August 6 11:53 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 I've only heard that one song so far. I might check out more if the song holds up a few weeks or so
    July 27 12:40 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 This is a nice post-rcok song with long parts of ambient and spoken word, think you'll like this.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFSMLocW4SA
    July 24 12:37 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Bel Auburn rules, great upload
    July 23 11:38 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 No, it doesn't. I use silk liner gloves that feel very smooth like a second skin. However apparently silk can cause rashes too, lol, and that's the case but not as bad. So I'm looking for cotton ones, but these are hard to find except for ones that fit too loose.I had no idea that was a Julee Cruise song. It's lovely. TP has so any refined elements from the soundtrack to the camera lighting, but it's a very demanding series to watch for me. It is very unsettling somehow
    July 11 09:39 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Deciding is out of the question now, first I need more money lol. Damn, that's some awesome guitars you have there. Do you play on them a lot or save them for recording/ special occasions?I have sweaty hands when I play so I'd be scared to damage the wood/ finish over time, but I play with gloves any way due to nickel allergy. My professional view of you has just increased a little more haha
    July 10 11:56 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Do you spend a lot of money on guitars and other gear: I mean, are you one of those people who would spend big sums on a Taylor acoustic or Gibson electric? I'm just curious, haha
    July 9 04:56 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Listening to Arrows again a lot lately. I think it's one of the better bands to connect with when you're at a certain age and have come to terms with the fact that you'll never lead the life you were so anxious for. I see they're still unbelievably underrated on sputnik and rym...
    June 26 06:36 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Yeah, I thought so too. Maybe the uploader's one of your subcribers =)
    June 26 03:47 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 This is a project with some members of Broken Social Scene, it has a little bit of an American Football vibe to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CY_hrgkYOk
    June 25 06:42 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Pff, so busy. Your time management skills must be honed to perfection lol
    June 25 04:07 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Will you continue developing this project or are you already busy with something else?
    June 25 10:28 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Only nitpick I have is that it would've benefitted from a more 'spacious' production maybe. But I wouldn't even know how to begin. So all in all: very good job, although I'm not really into a technical death metal/metalcore style, I found myself nodding my head along =)
    June 25 10:26 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Enjoyable ep (from the Penfold tourmates). About your ep: wow, your guitarplaying is impressive. I might just as well stop trying after hearing how you play haha
    June 25 10:24 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 I'm sure I have some other albums with songs like this one, but I'm having trouble to recall them. I'll get back to you when I recollected these thoughts =)
    June 21 01:07 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Beautiful melody amidst a collage of noise that brings forward memories of a past.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPsgC7iFw-8
    June 17 08:47 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Yeah, me too. That was an awesome find of yours. Some people are crazy about drone and ambient but I think the number of quality recordings is very scarce.
    June 12 10:10 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 This is very suited as working/ studying music yet has some melody underneath all this dense noise. It's a very pleasant drone/ ambient album I think, rewarding over longer listening. And the band name has 'tigers' in it, so I thought of you lolhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNW0IkQcop4
    June 11 12:03 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Although my favourite quasi non-existent genre is droney emo =) I have only heard tracks, never a full album (with abstraction of post-rock emo that tilts to drone). I'm sure you remember JEW's Roller Queen or The Appleseed Cast's The Argument? Full albums in those styles would be heavenly for me.
    June 9 05:57 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Yeah, not bad. But overall disappointing that yet again the possibilities have not been fulfilled, like you said. If it ever happens, it might reignite my passion for the genre, or for music in general. (nothing much to excite me these past months)
    June 9 05:53 PM
  • North0House2 Talons' is the best sad music man. I wish he got more recognition, I feel like Sput would enjoy his material. But at least there's two of us that enjoy it lol.
    June 3 09:55 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 That 'I'm Sorry'- album sounds cool though only had a quick listen in the library now. You're quite diverse musically. Your In April project being so folky and layered and now melodic metalcore. I'm curious for the outcome.
    May 29 10:32 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Depends on how cool your parents are, I guess.Though it is better on your financial part overall, right? Still, I understand it must be s***ty to lose some kind of freedom you had when living alone.Hey, if you want me to listen to your finished product go ahead :). I'm not overly familiar with many metal genres, but if it's some kind of -core, sludge, doom, I may be able to offer feedback. Ofcourse I can just listen and shut up too =)
    May 28 11:43 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Hi, how you've been? This brings memories of summer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwrpx5BXsxQ
    May 25 06:03 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Moral of the story that narrates my life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymWHWVHRUSQ
    May 10 07:50 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Some nice folks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7gHFZIhAio
    May 9 11:57 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Wish it was longer, very lovely. reminds me of a few other post-rock bands that I recall as being awesome but my memory won't cooperate.
    May 7 05:14 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Stereogum delivered a convenient post-rock song list here: http://www.stereogum.com/1711293/30-essential-post-rock-songs/franchises/ultimate-playlist/
    May 4 09:58 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Yeah, that song is definitely very pretty. Also good to see how many views it has.
    May 1 10:35 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I love his music (instrumentation) but could never get into his voice unfortunately, especially when he tries to hit the high notes. Although here it is more neutral. The latest album is completely instrumental I believe, I've heard a few songs off it and it's very beautiful too.
    May 1 10:30 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Maybe you'll hate the typical voice, though I like this type of acoustic rock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdMfsUPFJnk
    May 1 05:03 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 It is a fairly diverse record imo. I highly like a foursome songs, but because of that diversity it is kind of hard to form an opinion of it. It will need some more listening =)
    April 25 06:45 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 That is - I don't know the right word- way awesome in a privileged kind of way. A little extra effort goes a long way it seems
    April 25 06:44 PM
  • MeatSalad Can you please bump threads constantly
    April 23 01:05 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Downloaded, thanks =)
    April 22 09:28 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I've reinstalled Windows and didn't know for sure which username you had? It was reconvene right?
    April 22 08:42 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 It's crazy, he doesn't even have his own RYM page. If the rest of his discography is similar in quality I'll thoroughly enjoy this. Okay, I'm going to leech off your soulseek profile lol
    April 21 08:59 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 The BB song is awesome dreaminess
    April 20 04:40 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Not all too much, their only album I listened to front to back is 'My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go', seemingly their poppiest. They even have a split album with ISIS, so they are pretty stylistically diverse
    April 20 09:45 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 I have it bookmarked, going to sleep now it's 5 am here haha. Went on a video binge from your channel today btw, still lots of good ones I hadn't heard of.Gonna leave this here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5etqcMus2gs
    April 16 11:00 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Yes, that's a monumental shoegaze album (in many rym lists). I didn't know that but come to to think of it, the similarities are obvious. Although Sway is much more sombre imo =)
    April 16 10:49 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 It's a sad truth
    April 11 08:48 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 That moment I rec an emo band Kyle doesn't know of. (next step: find a life altering one)
    April 11 11:42 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 I wouldn't be suprised if you know them already, but just in case: this band's release is from 1995 and their sound (and progressive tendencies of the last song especially) is admirable for that time period imo. They had it completely figured out save for their horrible production ofc.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKuCk63Wx5Q
    April 8 05:49 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I'm sure these scientists haven't heard Eluvium haha. It's not a bad song at all though. Yes, I have heard quite a bit of Enya. It's so that some of my uncles (I've got 7) dig that band/ her =), so it always gets played in family gatherings.
    April 8 07:47 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 I've tried to, but it's been a while. Put this in a playlist, hopefully it'll be different this time. I don't do well in trying to familiarize myself with the modern critically acclaimed singer songwriters like S. Stevens and Tallest Man. Btw, have you stumbled on some nice ambient/ post-rock/modern classical lately?
    April 7 03:54 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Ever heard some Starflyer 59? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GokExMAl9k
    April 3 09:44 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Utterly depressing (for me) piano / chamber music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kbms55EbFg
    April 2 09:54 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Thanks! =)
    March 29 04:52 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 They sound awesome, weird that they aren't even on RYM. They have that confidence in their sound you'd expect from a more well-known band. Yes, I'll gladly accept your offer =)
    March 29 09:59 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Yes, some song- I don't remember which one- reminded me so hard of February. But at least they don't try to hide it. Their band name alone is too obvious.
    March 25 10:27 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Hmm, lovelettertypewriter (the band) is more than just an ode to Mineral apparently. You're like the sole contributor to their bandcamp page =)
    March 25 12:52 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 And since you uploaded one of the Margot songs Id better give them the full treatment (listen all the way through) =)
    March 24 05:37 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Thanks =) . Why is your username and pic not showing in my shoutbox though?
    March 24 05:36 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 This reminds me of some other emo band, but I can't pinpoint it right now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ91KIkWyYo
    March 23 05:07 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Feels euphoric and melancholic all the same, pretty experimental/ post-rock that I think you'd like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R812McCJSA
    March 21 10:40 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Yea, exactly. I wouldn't mind living there. But allegedly it's superhard to get a visum.
    March 18 08:41 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Ever heard Athletics? Didn't like them before, but wow I love their EP now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mCbbQqn-QY
    March 15 10:36 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 I like it. I'm sorry that I don't have much recs to offer lately. I wonder, since you seem to like many Japanese bands, how you feel about the country and culture in general? I hold Japan in very high regards tbh: great tech companies, emphasis on honour, lots of quirks and somewhat monolithic which makes it more appealing.
    March 13 09:32 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Cool radiostation you listen to =). Yeah, I remember his album with the song 'heartbeats' playing at night while I was in high school. Used to be my sleep-in music for a while. There's hope for the world hah
    March 6 08:42 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Have you heard The Wind-Up Bird? (named after the book) These guys (one of them Jeff Smith of Jeromes Dream) produce my favourite ambient/ drone music. It's so immersive. I can't rec a single track as it's such an integrated experience, but the first one is definitely the most unsettling. I'm trying to write a review for it, but it's not easy =) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJEM8WTV66o
    February 23 07:50 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Haha, yes it sure is =)
    February 17 10:16 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Haha, I won't insist on anything musical =) . Tiglio is indeed a killer song, but overall the mood of Tigra Songs is so much better imo. I'm going to listen to Surrounded by Seasons next, though it's only in 128kbps, I might buy it on discogs if I like it.
    February 14 08:28 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 You recommended me Ariel Killl Him, but have you heard early Leiah? I know you've heard their last album, or at least part of it because I saw a youtube comment of yours =)Early Leiah feels much more genuine to me, muh more sincere. It's weird, ever since their early days they started getting more whiny/ feminine. Probably also a whole lot to do with the lead singer's transgender struggles.
    February 14 05:16 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I've finished school recently. Got one contribution to an annual 'trend forecasting' book from a Dutch company, but other than that I'm looking for a job. I try to walk the line between the overly commercial and the creative. But it's not easy lol.But the past month is mainly absorbed by concerns for my brother. He's lost his way and I want to be there for him. Stressful business.
    January 27 06:50 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I don't even know if I'll be going. Tbh, a show (even of a fav band) is low on my priority list for the moment. There's a show in Belgium too, though in festival formula. Maybe I'll go to that one for convenience.
    January 27 09:17 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 What genre was it you didn't like? Or no, it was emo with female vocals. Woops, these vocals are a little emo-esque. Sorry for force-feeding you those )
    January 25 12:40 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Lovely dream pop. My only complaint is that the vocals are a little too much at the front in the mix, the beautifully humming guitars are barely audible.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjDeOM7TM3o
    January 25 12:39 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Nice, another 90's band for my library. =) How I miss finding those
    January 21 02:54 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 It's a whole world of hard to find music at our hands, it just seems too good to be true almost. No more long searches =). And I'm especially neurotic about the 'no malware' statement, after all it is a service that 'opens up' folders on your computer for others. Idk, seems like a hacker's dream
    January 21 02:50 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I've abstained long from using soulseek. But I'm giving it a second try now. It still scares me lol, I'm neurotic about these things. Is there anything I should know? Also if you'd like to add me, if that's possible, my username is Partlys4int
    January 18 11:25 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Thanks. That's an awesome find really, never heard of that before you told me. Really convenient for all sorts of things. I mean, there's enough cool 'modern', 'industrial' design and artwork to find on the net but these old nostalgic materials from the dawn of the videocamera, these feel like treasures.
    January 18 11:10 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 What was that site with old footage again? Your videos are so nostalgic
    January 17 04:57 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Yeah, I've seen the washedupemo guy post it. If AF were a bigger band the house would sell for a fortune I'm sure. That song was nice to hear, it has that distinctive sound that is absent in modern emo bands. Thanks
    January 17 04:56 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 That Akugatawa album is up on mediafire btw: http://www.mediafire.com/download/vb7d928v5icjedo/AKUTAGAWA - 2006 - AKUTAGAWA.zip
    January 16 06:19 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 The name made me chuckle. I'll watch it later, thanks
    January 16 06:12 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Also, a great Japanese emo band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqdToCA9N5oI saved up some songs, sorry.
    January 14 06:14 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 This is a post-hardcore band making a beautiful modern classical composition. I've yet to hear other songs of theirs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN81d9_JxWY
    January 14 05:37 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I know you're not that big on screamo, but I think you'll like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAaW-P8JCS8There's a section of harsh noise at the beginning mind.
    January 14 04:59 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I think I've heard a couple of his songs via your channel. I like some of it, like this one but it's like he really tries too hard to evoke emotion, I don't know.
    January 14 04:56 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Nice, good job man. I nearly always just passed my exams, only just. Except for the ones I was interested in, which weren't too many =)
    January 11 04:10 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 How did it go?
    January 10 05:54 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Do you have one examnination period per year then? I don't understand it haha, I'm dumb
    January 9 03:06 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 How are your studies going? I have no clue how it works over there, but where I live right now is examination time.
    January 8 06:48 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Well f***, this is beautiful. Ugh, too pretty almost. You really should claim some title of sputnik's emo connoisseur or something. I'll back you up haha
    January 8 06:44 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Have you heard Shores? I love the bleakness in their distant composure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i_1lqTEF7k
    January 4 10:17 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Yeah, Neil Halstead is very talented. I believe I've rec'd you a song from that album a while ago haha. This singer/songwriter is awesome as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70G5jFLpVj8
    January 3 09:11 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 It seems like the internet not only democratized music (and the making of) but also made it more difficult to segregate the good from the bad.
    January 2 11:38 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 I stand by my former opinion for now: Jettie's first LP is very nice but some songs don't hold my attention. Probably a high 4. The first ep a 3,5 and the second a 4,5. 4 of the 5 songs on that ep have made me weep lol. =)
    January 1 02:14 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Happy New year!
    January 1 02:12 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Downloaded, thanks a lot! I'll reiterate that you may ask me anytime for albums too if they're in my possession =)
    December 29 08:28 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I've been listening to them on spotify while doing some work. The dinosaur ep struck me the most, I like its slower tempo. The first LP is very beautiful too with more instrumental layering, only the last one didn't really do much for me. Idk if their music is hard to find, but if it is I'd appreciate you uploading it =)
    December 29 06:41 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 And I think I've had the same dinosaur toy like the one on GR's cover lol
    December 29 04:47 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I'm digging Jettie now, haha.
    December 29 03:49 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I thought you could just appreciate shoegaze, right? Maybe you'll like this, it makes me synchronize with everything around me, or something like that haha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxSVqug0Lts
    December 28 08:30 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Surely =) . I'm familiar with that helios album, very pretty, it's popular on this site I think. Your friend's song started out promising but alas, I'm hardly ever fond of rapping vocals. I would've dug it quite a lot if it was spoken word =)
    December 28 08:27 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 And hey, if you want to have a talk about it, be sure to leave a shout or post me on fb or something. Ican't guarantee I'll understand completely but I'll try to =)
    December 26 04:05 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I just now saw your comment on the list I've made. I'm very sorry to hear that, I hope it doesn't discourage you all too much from reaching for dreams. I also didn't mean to invoke a comparison argument- some said that on the list so my phrasing clearly failed. Pain is very much relative to environment, upbringing, culture etc. But I think I just feel like an ass sometimes for not trying as hard as some people who suffer. I become immovable whereas others put on a fight.
    December 26 04:04 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 You too, Merry Christmas =)
    December 26 03:06 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 You might like my latest upload: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlIasQOO5M4
    December 25 07:34 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Very cool song, brings summer vibes. Now I haven't heard the original nor do I keep track of everything Mike Kinsella does but the drone and even psych folk melodies were really pretty.
    December 25 07:29 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Somehow that video isn't available for me =)
    December 22 07:00 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 While we're at this subject of loneliness and consequently perhaps meaningless, I thought I'd share this poem with you. The last six lines especially resonated strongly within me and I think they might have a similar effect on you. http://www.artofmanliness.com/2014/11/22/manvotional-the-light-of-the-stars/
    December 11 04:55 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Very interesting indeed. I happen to have written a couple essays on this and related subjects too, this video showed me some new insights. It really makes you loathe the way the world evolves, right?
    December 11 04:50 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Kittyhawk rules. It's like a blend of emo and noiserock or whatever, but very cool.
    December 10 12:55 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Ah right, you're without internet I saw. =) Ok, will check. The band name sounds ironic enough, I like that
    December 10 10:21 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 It might be you who rec'd me this, so apologies if that's the case:https://sometimesgo.bandcamp.com/album/how-to-destroy-this-city-within-a-minutethey sound like an early 2000's band amidst all the 'twinklecore'. Maybe a little 'faux' but I like it =)
    December 6 02:39 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 And lol, Parkway Drive have good taste. Better than their composing skills (admittedly, these are not too bad either)
    November 28 07:04 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Well, I'm a really wayward person, which is a major downside of my personality. Unless I'm truly passionate about something I can change my opinion about it in the blink of an eye, so to speak. It has cost me a great deal already =)
    November 28 07:02 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 "Whores will have their trinkets". What a song, just listened to it again on your channel.
    November 28 04:46 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 By the book, but very pretty post-rock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXggLNSetQE
    November 23 07:06 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I might download it soon, now that you've reminded me of it. Also: this is nice, another one of my dreampop pleasures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj9UwtoJg_c And I don't know if you've given The Smith Street Band a try? If not, I highly recommend it, you'll dig their latest I'm sure =)
    November 22 08:52 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I know, kinda creepy to listen to during night walks. It's funny you show me that, 'cause 'Johnnyonthespot' (the sputnik user) urged me to listen to her new album a few days earlier. =) I'm already familiar with this one, though I've not given it enough time to fully sink in. Quite artsy music overall,
    November 22 08:45 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Ah, that's cool. Beware though: it seems he's happy nowadays =D
    November 20 07:59 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Your footage to go with the songs you upload remains so heartwarmingly nostalgic. I sometimes think I'd thrive better in a non-digital age.
    November 18 08:23 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I think it's a nice song overall, though the intro is definitely killer. This band sounds exactly like early Rika. I could've sworn I was listening to them lol. Idk which one is oldest. Still waiting for a new emo band to rate 4,5 haha. I'm amazed you still care enough to look so extensively =), I honestly can't do it anymore.
    November 18 08:21 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I love this track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s68IKWrCw-0
    November 15 03:00 PM
  • beachdude Haha I actually didn't preorder the album, I feel bad admitting that... I just downloaded it online, I only listened to one album of theirs before so I was curious about this but not enough to buy right away. It really blew me away though, so I'll probably end up buying a copy.
    November 15 05:27 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 *I'll remove it
    November 11 08:17 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 I totally just uploaded The Player Piano - Mayday, having no idea you had it lol. Anyways, I'll. Great band btw =)
    November 11 08:16 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 (which is just laughable imo)
    November 8 01:43 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Thanks! I'm slowly working my way through all the things on my to-do list and hopefully I'll get to the home recording part soon =) . I like female fronted emo bands (obviously) but even the best ones don't match the seminal male fronted bands. I think it has a lot to do with the culture of the scene. It really is so heart-on-your-sleeve that sometimes lyrics are so honest so women are not spared. Some even considered (but that s the mainstream attitude) certain emo bands mysogynistic.
    November 8 01:41 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Also: you spend a great deal of money on physical music, it seems. =)
    November 4 10:22 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 I have a rekindled love for Rainer Maria this past week (the band not the poet =) ). I saw you didn't have them rated, so maybe you haven't heard this achingly beautiful song of theirs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIXujGpm5hs
    November 4 09:00 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 I really should save up for a turntable some time. Then again, I should save up for some home recording gear too, but I'm clueless about that stuff =)
    November 4 08:58 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 I don't think I'm ready (not in the mood lol) for that Pretty the Quick... ep. That song off the split is pretty cool. I really don't think Pop Unknown should reunite though. I saw some youtube video from some years back (one time reunion show maybe, I don't know for sure) and I felt awkward.
    November 4 08:58 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 That band had a cool idea, but didn't really convince me
    November 2 03:46 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 The new TWIABPAIANLATD ep gets a lot of hate, due to its concept comprised of poetry spoken over music. But I think the idea is neat. Granted at times I wished they'd just let the music play or maybe just use another voice for the spoken word. This song is soothing, it works here imo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfxaW7ZGMhU
    October 31 07:33 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Heard it a couple of years ago (I apparently liked it). I loathe the band name, but the music is really cool. I had no idea it was the guitarist's project. (always forget his name)
    October 31 07:31 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I thought I should recommend you this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcuPfqqTvCs I need to check out the rest, but this minimalistic beauty makes me fear it won't match it. =)
    October 29 07:16 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Yeah, I have. In fact I rec'd you 'Whatever Makes You Sleep' of them a while back =) . It's okay, I have troubles remembering all the music I listened to as well =) . A little skeptical about PO's reunion.
    October 29 07:16 PM
  • ConcubinaryCode They put out a lot of 5's. Their easily one of my favorites and have me standards to set to other post punk acts. I've been living burn piano island burn more and more too.
    October 26 11:37 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Yeah, it probably will be. RYM is very strict in these matters, way more than sputnik. It's too bad, but maybe the material for unreleased tracks was too weak (sq) to be released.
    October 26 11:33 AM
  • ConcubinaryCode Hey, our music taste is pretty similar. Cool
    October 25 10:32 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 There's another band with the same name in the sputnik databse. I have switched them around.
    October 23 05:31 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Cool band definitely. Never heard of them, glad I did now. The Japanese do a really good job at emo mostly, this is the case here too.
    October 22 06:37 PM
  • Trebor. pianos become the queef
    October 21 10:11 PM
  • Trebor. "Lol at people saying this is better than Mineral.r" fight me
    October 21 10:02 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 They sound like Rika but with more post-rock elements, don't you think?
    October 18 09:26 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Thanks =)
    October 18 07:12 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 I'm listening to exclusively angry music right now lol. But yeah sure, thank you =) . After a few days I might switch again lol
    October 17 02:00 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I've only heard excerpts on Amazon lol. Decided after that that I should hear it in its totality but I never quite got there.
    October 17 01:34 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Not a well known band. I have yet to hear their other stuff but this song has its charm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3drHmFCaT00
    October 15 08:20 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Ah, well. Doesn't that fall under the same umbrella? haha
    October 12 08:58 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 Ah cool. I thought their bass player had marital obligations.
    October 12 06:11 PM
  • bakkermaarten007 I might be mistaken, but I thought you mentioned seeing CFD with Mineral at some music festival right? How were they?
    October 12 10:46 AM
  • bakkermaarten007 Why do I have to be such a pretentious douchebag sometimes? Lol, Outsmarting Simon's purple album (I forgot the title while typing) is definitely a high 4. Props to you for discovering it.
    October 12 10:41 AM

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