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StrangerofSorts
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2012


2905 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"my contention is that tragedy has been a staple of all arts for a hell of a long time, whether its mythological, theological or everyday fiction. a perfect example is the 19th century, with romanticism. music, drama and literature were all obsessed with despair and tragedy, though i will concede it was all much more fantasy-inspired, and not quite gritty. moving into the 20th century, art definitely went in that grittier direction though (a couple of world wars probably would have that effect). look at the life and work of the schumanns, or of schoenberg, and you will find intense testaments to tragedy. also liszt basically set the standard for being a rock star, believe it or not."



Tragedy isn't recent at all, and I wasn't really getting at that specifically being new. I'm fairly well versed when it comes to the development of tragedy in Greece and the development of the novel in the early 20th century - so if I came across as suggesting that playing to the emotion is new then I apologise, because that would be wrong.



Having said that, the development of a more personal tragedy would be worth talking about, though this is hardly the place.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2012


32190 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Oh, alone they are, sure. Mix ambient and classical in the same sentence and I would have thought that the implication is quite obvious.




I disagree with this. Ambient can still be highly emotive and while it may seem slight or unpronounced it still feels jarring and intrusive. Minimalism, is by definition, distant and small. Everything is deliberately toned down, to the point of near hypnosis. So no the implication isn't really obvious at all. And like liled pointed out, its a rather vague way of looking at something

StrangerofSorts
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2012


2905 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Okay, fair enough.

liledman
April 20th 2012


3828 Comments


what would be a really interesting discussion would be comparing the syphilitic madness of a renaissance artist to the white-middle-class-syndrome of the modern rocker haha.

im not really sure what you mean with the paragraph then, if you are not just highlighting a modern interest in tragedy and sorrow reflected in art. if you mean the artists in this particular field create particularly dark albums, then i think that is a somewhat weak example of this darkness we are interested in.

StrangerofSorts
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2012


2905 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Perhaps it was a little weak, but in general I think it works well as a broad introduction to the kind of thing we're dealing with. Think of it more as mood setting than anything else. There is thought into it, but I'm not best placed to be arguing that now (hangover + women stuff going on) so i'll lapse if that's not too annoying.



It's a shame there's no real capacity for articles on this site.

Oathbreaker
April 20th 2012


1648 Comments


baseline, no

StrangerofSorts
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2012


2905 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I don't segregate myself in any of this, and in part I was making fun of both people too easily flattered and those too cynical. This millennia means since 2000, as well.



I'm not cool enough to be condescending.

MisterTornado
April 20th 2012


4507 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

MUST ... LISTEN ... IMMEDIATELY.

AGuyIsWatchingYou
April 20th 2012


907 Comments


Sounds neat, I'll check it out soon.

Yes this is my contribution to discussion.

fsharptrit0ne
April 20th 2012


4817 Comments


can't wait to hear this

StrangerofSorts
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2012


2905 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"Sounds neat, I'll check it out soon.



Yes this is my contribution to discussion."



It was profound.

AGuyIsWatchingYou
April 20th 2012


907 Comments


Also Jonny, I'm inclined to agree with Xenophanes. That last paragraph does sound relatively condescending, it kinda seems like you're claiming your opinion to be gospel. Other than that and part of the first paragraph I believe it's a good review.

zxlkho
April 21st 2012


3491 Comments


shit shit shit shit I totally forgot this was coming out. Can't wait to hear it.

Wildcatforever
April 21st 2012


441 Comments


MD wadup

Spare
April 21st 2012


5567 Comments


s/t is fantastic

Paracletus96
April 21st 2012


306 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nice album I guess. Time to check out the s/t.

Spare
April 21st 2012


5567 Comments


Album Rating: 4.5

Nice album I guess.

Paracletus96
April 21st 2012


306 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Huh? My 4.5s are usually the most overrated pieces of shit ever created. I like them less than my 4s which I like less than my 5s.

Spare
April 21st 2012


5567 Comments


oh aight i feel you

Oceanus
April 21st 2012


881 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Cool review, man. Convinced me to check this out, and I'm not disappointed so far.



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