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  • BlushfulHippocrene ...a 3.5, but I probably love it too much. What are your thoughts on his newer stuff? I really like what I've heard from Dark Bird, but I haven't given it a thorough enough listen, and it feels a bit less accessible than the Wild Hunt, strange as that is.
    June 29 12:10 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Hahaha! I understand. I was so, so disappointed with their forth release, so I decided to go back and listen to the ones I thought I loved, and I realised those weren't too great, either. That said, a few of their singles are still some of my favourite songs ever. :x And I gave it a listen last week, and it blew me away... I'll inevitably 5 it when I'm familiar enough with it I imagine... Shallow Grave isn't as good, IMO; I'm either going to lift The Wild Hunt to a 5, or lower Shallow Grave to..
    June 29 12:09 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Yup! That's what it is. It follows through with the rest of the text at first, but when you refresh it disappears. I agree with that, and Monster is killer. What'd you think of their newest releases? I adored it when it came out. Listening in retrospect, however, it's easily their worst, but there's a couple of great songs on it.
    June 29 12:05 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I need to listen to Wildbirds
    June 28 11:57 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene You know, I think it might have something do with using the "and" sign in the shoutbox feature, because the same thing happened to me a couple messages down: "Wildbirds"- I had a couple more lines that didn't appear after that. But yes! Paramore are the one band from my childhood that I still think are legitimately great (The Script and The Fray have disappointed me). I might bump Brand New Eyes to a 4, couple duds IMO, but I love the rest. Starting to dig Riot! more, too. Love love love Careful
    June 28 01:29 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Also, have you heard of verydeadly? I'm unsure if you'd like him, but I love a lot of his songs, he has some really charming stuff out, and his new album's coming out soon. Radiohead influence is a bit too strong at times, but it's still some interesting stuff. If you're ever interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvpy5LMgFs8
    June 22 07:59 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Yes! I adore it, too. It might go up to a 5 for me soon as well, but I don't feel well-versed in the genre enough - which isn't a great reason, but I think there's something to be gained from a bit more context and/or familiarity. I'm stoked you're enjoying it so much. (:
    June 22 07:14 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I don't know if the last part sent - Wildbirds and Peacedrums looks interesting.
    June 16 06:56 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene You're welcome! Tell me whether you end up loving it or not, it's one of my favourite albums right now, and Part One is I think one of my favourite songs ever. Wildbirds
    June 16 06:47 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Things have been a bit hectic, sorry, I was meant to send you this yesterday, but I didn't have time to make sure it wasn't dodgy; give this one a go (http://uploaded.net/file/l6w866i5). Been abusing the hell out of my three months of free Spotify, so haven't had to download/purchase anything in a while. If you want FLAC, it's not too expensive on their site, too. But enjoy, I hope it works. Just checked it out real quick and it seems good, just avoid the pesky ads. Only one I can find.
    June 16 06:57 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I've only ever even drank a couple times, so that whole experience is absolutely foreign to me... It sounds amazing, though, perhaps when the opportunity arises. Do you tend to do it in a social setting or by yourself and something fun to do? Hahahaha! Well, it certainly sounds enhancing. I might listen to Fire! as I'm falling asleep a bit later.
    June 9 05:08 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene That's super interesting... I can't wait to give Unit Structures and Out to Lunch a shot. Been listening to that Hawk House album, it's amazing so far and I haven't had much time with it. Julien Baker's been amazing, too, but she's growing off me quicker than she captivated me. :/
    June 9 05:06 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene A lot of the things I listen to I haven't rated, but I think it reflects me well enough; and I'm not too sure about that, but I appreciate it. And that makes more than a little sense. When I get the time, I think I'll give Fire!'s latest and I'll see how I go from there. Thanks! Have you given Fire! Orchestra a listen yet? Exit's one of my favourite albums.
    June 9 05:03 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I understand, and I hate to agree. To be honest, their other albums have soured my taste for Knife Man a little. Which is unfair, but it's frustrating knowing how much I adore that album - I don't think it's in the band to reach that level again. But I hope I'm proven wrong; besides, I know a lot of people who LOVE Christmas Island, it's my friend's favourite, so I guess it's on me.
    June 4 11:20 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene So far I think Magic Trix is a bit better, but there are some vocal improvements and dancier beats on the new stuff which is sweet. I want to review it when semester's over. Hahaha! That seems to be a recurring thing with the things you love, that's super interesting. What is it about tripping that enhances the experience so profoundly? Is it a heightened awareness of the music and emotions, or does it alter the perception completely? My headphones are awful right now, have to save up though. :(
    June 4 11:18 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Going to give Unit Structures a shot soon as I can. And that's so interesting... How does free jazz tend to work in terms of song structure? Often, is it that a lot of improvisation will occur atop of a few repeated ideas that keep surfacing throughout the song? Or is it a lot freer and less structured that that?
    June 4 11:09 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene To be honest, I kind of keep myself from a lot of more extreme genres or music in general - it's not something I'm ever in the right mood for. It keeps me close-minded and ignorant, but I can't seem to get myself into it. At first I attempted to force it, but I kind of adore users like you who I guess seem to have a more organic approach to music consumption. It seems you like what you like, and your taste grows naturally with the more you listen to. Hard to explain but I look up to it in a way.
    June 4 10:55 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene It's not the same, but I feel like a lot of what you enjoy about A Man Alive interests me in Magic Trix. She just released a new album, too, which is excellent so far. Vocals in the first album seem a bit strained at times, but they're so damn interesting.
    June 3 07:15 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Unit Structures, huh? I might give it a shot, the few times I've taken suggestions from your ratings have worked incredibly well. I understand the review thing, too, I think. One of the best things about your reviews is that the tone they convey tends to mimic or at least be influenced by the tone of the material you're reviewing, which is something I find hard to emulate when writing. You found Christmas Island a bit disappointing, too? :/ Have you listened to Xenia Rubinos?
    June 3 07:13 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I'm sitting here trying to make sense of some of my past messages, I must have been tired, sorry dude :P And I'm actually not entirely sure. Last time I listened to Fire!, I was walking home tired and a bit bothered, and the whole experience just made me so much more anxious. I listened to it in the wrong context; I had it lined up for a while before that because I found it so interesting the first time I heard it. I'll have to give it another shot. And I'm glad!
    June 3 07:09 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene That's more than fine, man, I understand. I hope thing's are all good, though? And that's cool, I don't mind at all, it's been an interesting discussion so far, and I can't wait for whatever you have planned next. Just keep med, I look forward to it. And sorry if I ever respond a bit out of time, too, things are getting a bit busy.
    June 3 06:13 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I can see that, that sounds beautiful, so I'll give it another go soon. Your Thao review was excellent, by the way. I though your Suuns one was still a bit better, but still, great job. Been listening to a lot of Fire! Orchestra in the past week, to be honest, though I'm still struggling with Fire! I'm not sure. Been giving their first album a go, too, and that's clicking with me a lot easier, but I guess it's also quite a bit more accessible, so it makes sense.
    May 23 03:14 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene There were some excellent sentences, too. I had a list I was going to mention, though I think Id it. And I agree, those were some of the strongest points of your writing, as well as some of the dramatic elements. The drug references were absolutely beautiful, dude. Those made me really excited when they were used well.
    May 23 03:10 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Yeah, I noticed that. I found that hilarious, and I laughed during the party scene w/ Molly, too, which was a strange one for. I thought that scene onward was probably the most effective parts. As funny as I found Molly, I could see him walking on in Ada and I felt legitimately anxious, so well done. It was the same w/ each time Joseph was smoking at Ada's. It was obvious he'd be caught, but just when and how was anxiety-inducing for me. There were a few more scenes that I absolutely loved...
    May 23 03:08 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene No problem at all, man, it was a pleasure. And I understand. To be quite honest, it very possible could have been me wanting their to be some kind of huge progression in his character (regarding that specific aspect of him), but I'll be sure to look out in a while for any new edits. Once again, great work, though.
    May 23 03:04 AM
  • LordePots nvm just listened its amazing
    May 22 05:36 PM
  • LordePots Fire! Orchestra has a new album too. i havent listened yet. its just the same trio but with a bunch more peeps
    May 22 02:18 PM
  • LordePots im proud of you
    May 21 03:16 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy There's the remastered version of Costra/Cumbre :3
    May 21 07:22 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy https://alaskalananana.bandcamp.com/album/costra-cumbre-remastered
    May 21 07:22 AM
  • iloveyouall surprising as this may sound, i actually feel that came through in the writing. it was easily one of the more memorable scenes, and the way in which you wrote it had me thinking, "****, he's found his groove here."
    May 20 09:08 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I had BBNG2 at the same score as you, but I haven't listened to it in a while. I think I might in preparation for BBNG4! Hype. Unless you listened to the leak already, in which case mind telling me what you think? Also, I can't get into Fire! but Julia Holter sings pretty, been listening to her as well.
    May 20 06:17 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Just spent quite a bit of time reading through it, but I was absorbed the whole time so it was more than worth it. I can't even imagine being able to write as well as that right now, and you're improving heaps, so definitely keep doing what's you're doing. I'll be hear to read them. Well done. I hope the criticism made sense - it was a bit hard to communicate, it's been a long week. Hahaha! And a Radiohead acid trip sounds spectacular, no wonder it's at a 5 now. Glad it grew on you.
    May 20 06:14 AM
  • iloveyouall i don't see why not.
    May 19 04:03 AM
  • iloveyouall i did. it actually improved a lot as it went... and to be fair i really enjoyed the ending. although, in saying that, a lot of my initial criticisms carried over, but that's again just a matter of personal preference. on the whole, i have to say, WELL DONE!
    May 17 07:29 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Also, I love BBNG. (y) Girlfriend isn't much into music, but Confessions is her jam.
    May 15 12:54 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I need to make some time to read the rest of it - I read the first half of Part One and I'm loving it so far so I'm pretty excited, I think it's a bit better than the last, to be honest, which was also great. But I might write some feedback when I finish it for what it's worth. And to be honest, it's not that strange for opinions to change that quick, but... Oh wow, I literally just went to check the new rating. I'm glad, though, was that unexpected?
    May 15 12:53 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Your Radiohead rating doesn't seem as high as a lot of the other users', wasn't feeling it too much? Been listening to a lot of Death Cab for Cutie. I'm not even sure that I love them at all, but there's something comforting about them. And Transatlanticism is still great.
    May 12 05:58 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene That was a weird one for me; I've not listened to James Blake much before. But this one came out of nowhere and just hit me. I might've jumped the gun, and the rating might go down to a 4.5, but for now I absolutely adore the thing. Haven't felt like that since I heard For Emma. And I've given it a few more listens and I think its excellent and so, so charming. But I might leave it for a while: I want to listen to it when things are a bit better, kind of feels like a record I'll enjoy more then.
    May 12 05:56 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I agree, it's so fun. I went for a skate again the other day, it was strange but sweet. And no problem at all, man. To be honest, whenever you happen to post it, it'll be when you've finished, and that's what matters most - don't rush it or finish it up until you really feel the urge to. (:
    May 12 05:52 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene That was me for a while, too. Got more into longboarding, but then I gave that up as well. One of my good friends is trying to get me back into skating, though, so I might pick it up again. Haha, oh sweet, sounds impressive, actually. And I'd hope not from the description of that trip.
    May 7 11:22 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I more than understand, man. Great stuff to me, but I'm a fan of a lot of their post-Exmilitary stuff, so there's just something about them that draws me in. And no problem for the story, I can wait a bit longer! Congratulations on finishing it up, though, tell me when it's all good to read. (:
    May 7 11:19 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Your Tripping Alone list was excellent, I need to read more of your lists/reviews. I didn't know you skated. Have you listened to any of the new Death Grips? If so, what did you think? I noticed you're not as into some of their albums.
    May 7 07:41 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I don't consider it undignified** for the before message, I hope you picked that up, sorry! And that sounds like an interesting idea, how's the story going?
    May 5 04:12 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy First track from the third record. :D
    May 1 10:38 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy http://soundcloud.com/alaskalanananana/open
    May 1 10:38 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy Never! They seem to be right up my alley. :)
    April 29 09:18 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Also, as much as that does reveal a focus on the reader, I don't consider it dignified at all; in fact, it's quite a rational response. Whether or not we develop our own deep and personal connections - passion, as is obvious in you - to the things we've grown to love, most of it seems to begin from some sort of positive experience, and that's most likely stemmed from some sort of validation. Interesting to see how that's manifested into this "itch" n ow.
    April 29 12:02 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene And sorry about that, got a bit distracted. But that was interesting; I agree for the most part about it being easy to pose, and the observation part would explain a lot of the problems I have with a lot of my peers who attempt to write. Because a lot of them tend not to be observers, and tend to be lost in their own world, and so a lot of their pieces seem like mimicry of film, which seems to turn very unnatural.
    April 28 11:59 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I see, "purchase". :P You can download individual songs from here, which'll only take a couple minutes to get the whole thing: https://www.song365.name/album/suuns-zeroes-qc-180309.html There are a few torrents too.
    April 28 11:55 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Hey man, bandcamp (https://suuns.bandcamp.com/album/zeroes-qc) or spotify if you want to stream (https://play.spotify.com/album/4j0MqT3B3h53EK084H0dyj). Great album, been studying to it.
    April 28 04:18 PM
  • FreddieDelaney31 about to check out A Man Alive, also went through your ratings and you've convinced me to give Jane Doe another shot (I ****ing hate the vocals a lot) and to check out I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
    April 28 01:01 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy Whichever you want. :) With Love's the latest one, so yeah! Haha. Than you a bunch! I'm so glad you enjoyed my tunes.
    April 26 05:54 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy Yeah, I could see the title track throwing some people off. Hahaha. The enunciations could've been more subtle, that is true. And woah hahaha. Yeah, Fire Walk For Me was a blast and half to make. I was listening to a lot of Ryo Fukui, Morphine and Eric Dolphy that week, so I guess it kind of evolved into the music in the ****ed up, "Alaskalana" way. Haha. Thank you so much for listening to my works! Getting a critical viewpoint has helped the project out for the better. :D
    April 24 06:34 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy Would you actually review an Alaskalana LP? haha
    April 24 12:00 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy "With Love" as a whole was draining, but satisfying by the end of it all. It felt good to let out all of those emotions and sounds.
    April 23 11:59 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy Hell yeah! [At the start of the process] While working on "With Love" all I could imagine in my mind was a dark little chamber/cave of sorts. After that I just kept branching out through the wave of emotions/events I was feeling/experiencing at that moment in time. I decided that the last track had to be somewhat of a little "sweet and bitter" closer of sorts; recorded in a very small amount of takes and just as raw and 'in the moment' as possible so the right emotion was conveyed.
    April 23 11:58 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy As it stands, I've started work on my third album! The lyrics are done and got some demos off my system today. This album is pretty straight-forward as of now. Still has that essential Alaskalana ambiance to it, but it's going to be way more accessible than the last two. I'll try to keep youd on the progress without giving any details away, of course! Haha.
    April 23 11:07 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Oh wow, that's impressive. You mentioned it's kind of like an itch before, right? Has that been with you a while? I guess it'd manifest from the desire to communicate, and so the fact that you've always had something about you that's needed communication, right?
    April 22 06:48 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Thanks a lot for the advice, it helps heaps. And you're right about communicating so long as there's something to communicate. Hardest part is expecting something to unravel too much as it's being written. I look forward to that, so I'll make to write; I just posted a review on the new Camp Cope, but it's late so I imagine it won't be approved for a while. I'm unsure how I feel about it, but I'm hoping I'll progress over the next couple years and then perhaps I can perform a re-write.
    April 22 06:46 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I understand. To be fair, even if it were nostalgia, it doesn't change its impact, which is just as important sometimes. Fair enough, that sounds like the most effective way to go about it, and you seem to have found a lot of music you seem to adore, so it's worked. I think I might steal some of those methods, thanks for the ideas, man. :P Did it take you a while to adjust to so many different styles?
    April 22 06:38 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Thank you! I read quite a few reviews here - read a couple of yours today - so I'm hoping to make it through this one. I have a couple review uploaded on this site, but they're atrocious and on an account I've lost.
    April 21 08:14 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Looking forward to that then, man. Hahaha! Passion. And you're making a lot of sense. It's not difficult to play things as safe as possible, and from there to technically deliver a flawless project, one that's coherent and cogent and boring and derivative. But then a lack of clear focus makes things a lot harder. It's kind of how I feel about writing; when I write, I do my best not to get frustrated with the fact that it's nowhere near as good as my favourite authors' worst.
    April 21 08:13 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Thanks for the advice; I'd been doing that for a while, but I started getting a bit desperate to find things I thought were the greatest things in the world and then got frustrated when nothing would conform to whatever I felt I needed. Which is stupid and irrational I admit. And I can see that, I'm going to give it at least a few months till I give it another shot. It's one of your favourites, isn't it?
    April 21 08:08 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I finished something that'd been keeping me busy, and so I ended up starting to write a review, actually. I don't think the album's amazing, but it's kind of personal to me, so I'm in love with it anyway. Hm, I like that idea of clarity. Do you feel as though clarity can be obscured by too great a sense of ambition? Or do you think it's important to experiment to see how best to deliver a clear message? And your thoughts on the album are interesting. Can I expect a review anytime soon?
    April 20 08:53 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Hm, I find the whole misunderstanding of an artist interesting, I think that might be the case for me with a few artists, for instance Brand New. I'm withholding rating TDAG because I like it, but I feel like I'm missing something... And yeah, I understand. It becomes even more problematic when you're searching for the same artist over and over within different artists. I spend too much of my time looking for things identical to the things I love.
    April 20 08:49 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy Awesome! Well, just to give you a little heads up... The next album is a self-titled. It'll be more of a straight forward punk album. Already working on the first batch of demos! 10-12 songs in total.
    April 19 09:53 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene But yeah, I'm thinking Frank Turner's going to fix that. I ADORE Sleep is For the Week right now... Love, Ire and Song would make a great sing-along agreed. Is that how you came across A Man Alive? I find it so interesting how quickly the thing seemed to grab you. Is there something unique in it that you love but just haven't across before? Or is there some element you connect with that's just done so much better than all the other things you've listened to?
    April 19 08:06 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene That's kind of the approach I've been taking since the start of the year, but I've found it's not working since most of the music I listen to is during studying. I'm going to give that a shot now, though, it sounds much more fulfilling; so do you just jump straight into the things you feel like you'll love or will at least find fascinating? It seems obvious, though my progression into music seems very unnatural right now.
    April 19 08:03 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy What are your thoughts on With Love? haha been curioussss
    April 18 06:53 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Kind of jealous of that, to be honest, haven't felt that in a while, though I haven't been giving music as much time as I'd like to. Given how much music you seem to have listened to, that's incredibly impressive, I'm really going to have to listen to it more just based on its effect on you. Been digging Frank Turner, though; I think I'll end up liking Love, Ire
    April 18 05:13 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I'm sure it's something that'll come together soon; in having to postpone it, perhaps something greater will come of it. Good luck, though, I hope you find the time.
    April 18 05:10 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Excellent, excellent review as well, by the way. I agree, best I've seen from you. Please review more when you get the time.
    April 16 09:04 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Been listening to Hold/Still quite a bit, so thanks for that. Gave A Man Alive a listen, too, and it's pretty great so far, hoping it'll grow on me more.
    April 16 09:04 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I tend to make it a point to listen to people's 5s, so I'm going to check that out now. Haven't been that into an album in quite a while, so going to have keep searching. And giving it a read now. (:I'm so behind on music in general.
    April 15 11:41 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy Hope you enjoy! Already working on new tracks.
    April 15 08:03 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy The Bandcamp release it also out! So if you want to download the album as a whole at once, go to alaskalananananana.bandcamp.com :)
    April 13 08:20 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene What have you been listening to? I loved that Kratos Himself for a few days, but it grew off me quick. But I'll give it another listen soon. Radical Face sounds sweet, too.
    April 13 04:47 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I'm a bit cautious of indicating age here, but I realised you probably thought I was talking about college, too. And thanks man, not succeeding will feel like a waste of an education, as irrational as that might be. But that sounds a lot more bothersome... Are you into your job, or is just something that needs to be done? Glad you're so good with the writing, though, even if you don't always get the time. Haha, no problem, dude, get it the way you want to first.
    April 13 04:45 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Final year of high school, to be honest, so I can't even complain. But the enter score for the uni I'm wanting to get into is a bit overwhelming, so just been studying a lot. Hoping to get into law. How've you been?
    April 12 06:23 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy https://soundcloud.com/alaskalanananana/sets/with-lovethere you go!
    April 11 05:19 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit awesome dude, rate it if you want!
    April 10 03:59 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene You do, and I wish you all the luck in that. I'm still in school and I'm finding that draining, so I can't imagine what full time work's like, but just keep it going. You seem passionate and like you know what you're doing, so just keep on keeping on and all that. Excited for you. And I'll get a notification when you upload the story, right? I think I subscribed tos on the wordpress or whatever last time. Sorry if that was crude, tired as hell. Good luck, though.
    April 10 07:55 AM
  • JigglyPDiddy ALSO!! I was thinking of remastering Costra/Cumbre since the sound production is veeeery low, at least for me anyways. Maybe I'm just deaf.
    April 9 05:49 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy Finding the write stuff to sample from people out on the street. Reading passages of books in one of the songs. I loved the process. Decided to add 'For Your Safety' in the end and decided to go with a much more direct approach since it was a hidden/bonus track. But rest assured that new music is on the way!
    April 9 05:44 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy Thank you so much! Yeah, I've been working on new material and I've been trying more and more to fill spaces in songs, without making them clutter of course. But yes! Making this record was a beautiful experience and an enriching one, as well. I had never worked on a full-length before that. Making my guitar drone in and out in 'The ****ing Summit', modulating the chord-progression in 'The Drug of Love' and looping it to create that hypnotizing psych wave. It was great!
    April 9 05:41 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit New m waffles album is now out - https://millicentwaffles.bandcamp.com/album/broken-lantern-in-the-graceless-elps
    April 9 10:31 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Or is it all for the fun of it? You seem passionate as all hell. I'm interested. Writing's being sucked out of me; I understand it's my fault, but I went from wanting to become an author, to gaining a greater appreciation for journalism and analytical sorts of work, down to law. Pretty confused atm, tbh.
    April 8 11:32 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I've read neither Fitzgerald nor Hemingway, but that sounds intriguing, so I'm going to see if I can get a hold of one or both of those. Haven't been reading that much due to school, but Vonnegut's caught my attention. Looking forward to reading what you're writing, though, do you have a title? And do you mind if I ask what you're aspiring for in terms of writing? Do you wish to make it a career? Is it already your career?
    April 8 11:30 PM
  • JigglyPDiddy Hey! Saw that you rated my debut and I was wondering what you thought about it. :]
    April 8 02:55 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene That's interesting. Has your writing been informed much by personal experiences in the past? I mean, I know that whoever you might be would inform whatever turns out on paper, but has it ever been based on personal events like these before? Like you said, it sounds scary. :P I can't imagine it, tbh, whenever I write I tend to distance myself as far as possible from the main character. But perhaps that's my problem.
    April 8 06:14 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Yeah, it sounds interesting. But I'm a sucker for dark humour. What inspired that? American Beauty type stories? In Bruges? Sin City? Either way, interested to see how it turns out. Good luck with the editing.
    April 7 10:11 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene How's your writing been going, man?
    April 7 09:53 AM
  • jagride you're such a rube
    April 4 01:05 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit I'm pleased you also thinking so! I try; ill be sure to let you know when my next release is out, it should be soon, it'll be under my Millicent waffles project. First album all done on tape
    March 30 04:55 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit And yeah man the album is killer! Haven't even heard it before but it makes me feel nostalgic ha
    March 29 04:17 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit Basically I wanted to convey dream like worlds and states through music, many of these places being related to me somehow personally; that's how it began
    March 29 04:16 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit That is awesome!!! Glad to hear its trip worthy c: Fractis Muris was a fun one to make so I'm pleased you dug
    March 28 01:04 AM
  • AnimalsAsSummit Thanks a lot for rating TMHF man! Sick that you enjoyed it
    March 25 10:21 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot haven't read but I will later
    March 15 01:50 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene No problem at all. And I'll remember that one, thanks!
    January 31 04:01 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Well, it's clear it's something you've a passion for, so there's not much I can say but good luck. I hope someday you can actually support yourself with your writing, and I can't wait to see what you release next, let alone when you release that novel or anthology.
    January 29 10:50 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Yet this is something I find equally romantic and foreign to my own writing experience (with narrative, that is; I love expressing myself in other forms). As far as my adoration for reading, writing and literature goes, I can never seem to find that persistence. Call it lack of time, drive, passion, whatever. I'm hoping I can get back into this kind of writing when I get the time for it, but in the mean while, reading pieces such as yours excites me. I'm inspired, as lame as that sounds.
    January 29 10:41 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Infatuated with the idea that "the story reveals itself to you as you write". I find the notion of a perfect balance encouraging - calculated planning, profound and purposeful measure, all while being carried away with your own prose.
    January 29 10:37 AM
  • SmartWentCody Guero was the first Beck record I listened to, and I'm glad I did. That album is phenomenal.
    January 28 09:09 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene I'm looking forward to it man. I thought it was great, and I'm still impressed by how well it was executed. Excited to see you progress even further. Can I ask you: Do you feel as thought writing shorter stories is more rewarding than a longer process? I find myself getting fed up with attempts at novels, I feel so much more in control with short stories. That said, I know they're almost completely separate skills.
    January 28 08:19 AM
  • TheManMachine much appreciated man, thanks
    December 10 03:06 AM
  • plane You've nothing to apologize over. I'm mostly just lazy and distracted. Sputnik is not the best place for DMs.
    December 8 05:04 PM
  • Inscrutable, but I like the variety of language. It reads vulgar, which is sort of is; the poems take literal symbols in a given situation, abstracts them into being a metaphoric symbol, and then supplants them into an order that gives them a physical narrative. It's nonsense, but coded. Actually quite good, now that I write about it. I didn't much care for the notion but now that I apply it critically... there's really nothing language can't do except communicate purely.
    November 18 04:32 PM
  • Piglet yeah dude it's the bomb
    November 17 11:26 PM
  • Piglet i now realize just how much my message didn't make sense hahaah forgive me i was drunk
    November 16 02:31 AM
  • Piglet oh hahah nono i misspoke, i meant i just got everyone of those albums! because you recced them to me! The only album i had already was the breather resist one, but I hadn't listened to it properly either, and so yeah just sayin thanks because i now love asobi seksu, the evens, supersilent, amon duul! cheers
    November 16 02:30 AM
  • Piglet jus letting you kno i got every one of those albums you recced me (except ****in neon golden **** they took down all the rars sadface) and i'll listen to em more over the comin days and yeah ****in cheers i already love asobi seksu, the evens, supersilent, amon duul and breather resist
    November 15 04:53 AM
  • plane neat, thank you.
    November 13 12:34 PM
  • plane wow, thank you. that means quite a bit. i think the writing style came from wanting to convey more with less, which becomes about word choice and the intensity of such choices. i would love to read those poems. are you friends on fb with sputnikers?
    November 11 01:02 PM
  • plane whoops, forgot about you. Here's two off the top of my head: Alfred Tennyson - Mariana; Robert Browning - Porphyria's Lover.any reason you ask?
    November 3 01:47 PM
  • plane On a family retreat. Answer thoroughly soon 8)
    October 24 07:52 PM
  • plane Sure do
    October 22 08:56 PM
  • SachikoM I'm sorry for offending/enraging you. I didn't mean it, I was just having a bit of fun.
    September 5 04:27 AM
  • Jacquibim Nuh I've never been particularly interested, I've always been afraid I'd come across as really fluttery. Here's a DL for Twin Infinitives btw, hope it works http://www3.zippyshare.com/v/42214611/file.html
    August 21 12:55 AM
  • Jacquibim Cheers dude, I was being a little over-the-top on purpose, but I still meant everything I said, album is a mind**** and a half.
    August 20 01:11 AM
  • LeatherChair Leather Chair
    August 11 08:23 AM
  • PotsyTater downloading now thanks
    May 15 03:05 PM
  • PotsyTater i have not. tell me about it
    May 15 02:27 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot lists of cool digs
    February 4 10:50 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot i remember liking your 'music that's off the main road' list quite a bit... any chance of pumping a couple more of those out?
    February 4 10:45 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot oh hey you ended up reviewing the paper chase after all, nice nice
    February 4 10:42 PM
  • Muisc4Life26 Nice collection mate!
    August 18 05:22 AM
  • GiaNXGX YetAnotherBrick it's gonna take a while for me to forgive you for taking down that 'essential avant-garde' list, manSeptember 17 01:13 PM
    September 17 03:05 PM
  • demigod! just wanna say, your Jane Doe soundoff is one of the most brilliant things on this site.
    August 28 10:42 PM
  • Maniac! Skype would make things easier as well!
    July 30 10:20 AM
  • Maniac! Do you have a facebook where we could talk about it more immediately?
    July 30 10:11 AM
  • Maniac! Hey there. I don't think we've talked much before, but I really like your reviews. I happen to run a website where people can sign up and blog about and review movies, music, games, tv, and literature. I was wondering if you'd be interested in a staff position there. Take a look and let me know what you think! http://mediasnobs.com/
    July 28 11:04 PM
  • Jade i assumed you were, what the hell. Okay, well nice to see you around again haha
    May 15 01:06 AM
  • Jade youre the same person as oltnabrick, correct?
    May 15 12:44 AM
  • Scoot uhh yeah dude laika is the best thing from 2013 title track is devastating
    February 22 02:27 PM
  • Scoot laika is one of the best eps ive ever heard too wagner is a beast
    February 21 12:45 PM
  • Scoot don't know where its been all my life
    February 21 12:44 AM
  • silentpotato your album is rapper Ahmad's self titled album from 1994
    February 20 01:30 AM
  • silentpotato you probably just got higher when u did mushrooms. just wait till uve been REALLY high on both of them and also just wait until you have a bad mushroom trip.
    February 6 01:27 AM
  • silentpotato mostly cuz its way more of a relaxed and enlightening experience for me
    February 6 01:17 AM
  • silentpotato how was it
    February 6 12:58 AM
  • ffs thx!!!!!!!!!
    October 11 04:47 PM
  • parawhorez I'm so excited that you're back!! :DDD
    September 27 10:33 PM
  • parawhorez hehe it's all thanks to youuuu c:
    August 9 07:12 PM
  • parawhorez Hahahaha you're so cute x)
    July 23 04:06 PM
  • parawhorez I LOVE YOU!!!! :D
    July 21 03:13 AM
  • silentpotato good idea actually i hardly review anything but when i do i do albums that dont have reviews and that definitely deserves one
    June 24 08:41 PM
  • Jade They prefer the people applying to write consistently but you've written more reviews than some of the people applying already. If you do apply, I would say to cover a recent release to help your chances a little bit. And there's a thread in the Sputnik forum where one applies.
    June 24 09:38 AM
  • Jade dude you should apply to be a contributor, your writing is really good and i bet that you would have a pretty good shot.
    June 23 12:10 PM
  • andcas that's awesome you recognize my profile picture.
    June 4 01:11 AM
  • silentpotato dude its ****in unreal eh?? one of my favorite hip hop albums ever alongside company flow who has el-p as well. I ****ing listen to Scream Phoenix and Pigeon compulsively like every ****ing day. check this out; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jvW_LK7vHc
    May 14 10:49 PM
  • DaveyBoy Ooh, I just had a look at her setlist. It is a little short. And no Drumming Song. Also, she seems to only occasionally play Youve Got the Love, which really surprises me.
    May 6 06:49 PM
  • DaveyBoy I am seeing Flo and Blood Orange in a couple of weeks time. How was the show?
    May 3 08:06 PM
  • silentpotato i dont have a big problem with colorsjust alaska and silent circus
    May 2 10:33 PM
  • silentpotato i agree. however, sometimes the reason isn't very good. like with btbam, i think the reason for their fame is retardation of the masses haha
    May 2 01:42 AM
  • silentpotato basically means you have very sputniky taste haha. im surprised hes not my neighbor
    May 1 10:57 PM
  • silentpotato also lol potsytater is your neighbor
    May 1 10:46 PM
  • silentpotato np man lemme know what u thinks. and yee company flow is ****ing awesome.
    May 1 10:27 PM
  • silentpotato my solo ep? boom; http://www.mediafire.com/?7u76jfstrtabg
    May 1 09:54 PM
  • silentpotato yeah man dey good s*** nice sleepy sun and sigh 4's
    April 11 11:31 PM
  • silentpotato lol ya do it just for me
    March 26 09:04 PM
  • silentpotato i love it, i think the pacing is perfect, and i love the jazz interlude s***. i dunno, work with it a bit more. its a grower. i didnt love it till i was very familiar with it.
    March 26 08:52 PM
  • silentpotato the screams, the minimal use of very tasteful cleans, the atmosphere, the ****ing BASS holy, the production, the album art, the way the whole thing stitches itself into one song, how its not too long and not too short, how it reminds me of nadja boning jesu, the lyrics, everything man, it just hears so damn good
    March 26 07:51 PM
  • silentpotato i have complaints about your agape rating too ;]
    March 26 07:19 PM
  • silentpotato i haven't listened to it in 2 or 3 years tbh. i dno, mostly just a placeholder rating till i eventually listen to it again and see if i still think its classic
    March 26 07:03 PM
  • DarkNoctus yeah she did a great job! here's the post-rock, keep in mind this song is a demo and it was recorded late 2009 heh. http://aludra.bandcamp.com/album/aludra-ep
    March 20 11:15 PM
  • DarkNoctus by myself. the album is really coming to fruition, it's a black/doom/post-rock/ambient/drone song lasting 50 minutes. here's the album art if you're interested, it should be done in the summer. my artist did a great job despite her only hearing 20 minutes of the song. http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/5664/formlessbordernndarkerb.jpg and i also have a post-rock project with an album out later this year. i have a demo up already, want to hear that?
    March 20 10:13 PM
  • DarkNoctus oh and not to mention i actually have an album coming out in the summer. how would you feel about a download promo before release date so you can review it on your channel?
    March 20 04:47 PM
  • DarkNoctus absolutely yeah, my taste was nowhere near as broad though, black metal was pretty much my be-all and end-all but i go in a LOT of different directions now, heh :]
    March 20 04:43 PM
  • DarkNoctus s*** yeah i don't even know why i ****ing bothered with that. i removed a lot of my old videos for that very reason, i sucked 4-6 years ago. :]
    March 19 11:36 PM
  • DarkNoctus yeah actually i think was around before that too, i'm surprised you even recognized my youtube username after all that time, heh! [:
    March 19 10:54 PM
  • DarkNoctus goodness it's almost surreal finding our you're antianitmetalclub, awesome :]
    March 19 06:28 PM
  • silentpotato http://alltheempiresoftheworld.bandcamp.com/album/old-gods-old-worlds-old-wounds free bandcamp dl
    March 6 12:22 AM
  • OnlyAnchors haha just ask him. yeah its just him doin his thang all psychadelic-like. im sure he'd be happy to give you the link
    February 24 01:26 AM
  • OnlyAnchors The ep i was talking about was the snake fetus ep homie. Its the heaviest, ass-kreiging, thrashin ep of all ****ing time. His sudatsuge ep is ok as well
    February 23 12:08 PM
  • butchinette Okay! I've heard an At the Drive-In song before: One Armed Scissor. It is amazing, of course! Getting the album right now, I'll let you know how much I like it in a couple of days. Thanks again dude! ;)
    February 22 11:34 PM
  • Divine Either works, haha
    February 7 09:22 PM
  • Divine Just make sure you have an idea set out before you after you go through that phase, otherwise, you will be lost as a sheep without its Shepherd.
    February 7 09:16 PM
  • Divine Figuring out my place in this world, lol. Just graduated from High School a few months ago and my perspective on everything is already totally different.
    February 7 09:02 PM
  • Divine So what's up, bro
    February 7 08:03 PM
  • Jade Your gf is a Sputniker?! Did you bring her here? And you would obviously look just like him if you got a buzz-cut.
    February 6 11:19 PM
  • Jade I'm doing well. I just realized I picture you as looking like Greg Puciato in real life, which would just be great
    February 6 07:53 PM
  • Tyrannic ohe noe sum1 on the internetz tinks im dum D:
    February 6 06:13 PM
  • Tyrannic lol not really, aren't they calling me an idiot in that thread? i think he was just trolling though, isn't it someone's alt? i realized that after everything was done.
    February 6 06:09 PM
  • Jade How goes it, friend?!
    February 6 03:05 PM
  • silentpotato yeah i gotta check out more of their stuff tho thats all ive heard
    February 3 12:53 AM
  • silentpotato yee lifeforms is great, rated it 4
    February 2 01:14 AM
  • Crimson Death Actually, I really ended up liking Worship and Tribute. I like at least 1 track off Thursday's new album, I'll have to listen to the rest. I'll be sure to check out Ulcerate also, thanks.
    January 29 05:59 PM
  • Crimson Death About time! It's still a 5 for me, man I haven't really been on this site in ages, I've logged in a few times here and there and did nothing. Anything new come out that you think I should take a look at?
    January 23 01:27 AM
  • Jade Hahaha, I thought of that one La Dispute song on the end of Wildlife when I posted that. Didn't know if it would be obvious though
    November 28 09:55 PM
  • Jade You know it. Watch my word, we'll end up in the same nursing home, s***ting our beds in unison, and we'll be able to tell all the haters WE TOLD YOU SO
    November 28 11:13 AM
  • Jade Ahh yes, how could I forget. Our humble beginnings
    November 27 11:12 PM
  • Jade There we go! Weird, I think I've given you a shoutbox message before saying how much I love your Greg Puciato picture. Do you recall talking to someone about him pooping onstage? If so, that was me
    November 27 10:42 PM
  • Jade You only chose one? You bastard! You were supposed to defy the rules and say all three!
    November 27 10:32 PM
  • Jade Do you like cuddling, impregnating or pizza best? You can only choose one.
    November 27 10:26 PM
  • Jade we are SO ****ING ADORABLE TOGETHER sweet baby jesus!
    November 27 04:44 PM
  • deathofasalesman yup yup haha. look up toy machine welcome to hell intro, i thought the animation was the coolest thing ever as a kid.
    November 24 03:27 AM
  • RoastbeefyOweefy commented!
    November 17 10:35 PM
  • rasputin not entirely sure, if you can't find them through google they're prob not on the internet. also i dont think the lyrics are actually about what you wanted (backstabbing friends etc.) but i thought the song could perhaps be interpreted that way. also because i was listening to the songwhen i looked at your list =P
    November 15 09:20 PM

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